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Tacos and Tech Podcast
Sustainability Simplified and Dignified with Kerri Leslie of Verity

Tacos and Tech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 27:26


Listen on Apple, Google, Spotify, and other platforms.  Kerrie Leslie is CEO and Founder of Verity, a sustainable packaging company that offers customized metal alternatives to single-use plastic containers. Verity provides sustainable packaging solutions to brands and businesses committed to combating the plastic crisis, giving viable packaging options without compromising user experience or brand aesthetics. Kerrie grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington before coming to San Diego. After re-evaluating her aspirations of becoming a doctor, she joined Spinal Implants, a Carlsbad-based medical device startup focused on spinal implants and instrumentation. There, she was able to use her medical background to work with surgeons and make customer experience better. Kerrie eventually became a technical marketing liaison between the surgeons and the company's engineering department, working in product development and meeting customer's needs. Wanting to focus on marketing, she left and joined Henry Schein, a global medical device manufacturer and distributor, and moved up to become Director of Marketing.  While building up her expertise in working with medical devices, she started an all-natural deodorant company, Noniko, and came across the problem of the plastic crisis. Realizing she needed to find a safe and sustainable packaging that could be recycled, she researched but found no existing containers to meet her needs. And that's how Verity began. She worked to design a stainless steel container for the natural deodorant product, and found there was a greater demand for sustainable packaging. By looking for a solution to her problem, she found a whole new business.  Listen to our latest podcast with Kerrie Leslie to hear more about her entrepreneurial journey in finding truly sustainable solutions for the beauty and personal care industry.  Her favorite local tacos: Lourdes in Encinitas   Connect with Kerrie: Kerrie Leslie   Learn more about Verity: Website: https://www.veritycase.com/  Facebook: @veritypackaging Instagram: @verity.case LinkedIn  

Charger Chat
A Legend Sandwich

Charger Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 37:56


We are back for another Friday episode of Charger Chat. The offseason has hit us like a ton of bricks. But we have a lot to look forward to. We look at more Justin Herbert stats, the kid just won't stop. We dive into some player and coach quotes now that the reality of it all being over has set in. We welcome on Deb from Encinitas for a special Friday episode of Fan Focus. Mike Modlin takes us on a journey through our undrafted free agents in this weeks Bolt History. Don't miss The Legend Sandwich.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Love Fruit - The Fruitfest Podcast
87. Lena Ropp - Founder of PureVeganFood

Love Fruit - The Fruitfest Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 45:46


Lena Ropp is a Founder of PureVeganFood, a health & wellness brand that advocates nourishment for the mind, body, and soul by living life at the highest vibrations. Lena is a Plant-Based Chef, Recipe Developer, Food Stylist, Healthy Living Educator, Author, and Social media influencer based in Encinitas, California. Lena creates daily delicious, high vibe plant-based meals and desserts by using the purest, wholesome ingredients and is passionate about spreading awareness for the beauty of a plant-based lifestyle.Learn more about the Love Fruit Podcast and UK Fruitfest here:http://www.fruitfest.co.ukAll episodes can be watched on Youtube here: http://bit.ly/watchlovefruitAll episodes can be listened to here: http://bit.ly/lovefruitpodcast

Guy's Guy Radio
#492 Metaphysics Teacher Dimitri Moraitis

Guy's Guy Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 55:00


Dimitri Moraitis is the co-founder and co-spiritual director of Spiritual Arts Institute (SAI) in Encinitas, CA (www.spiritualarts.org). An illumined metaphysical teacher, healer and co-author of numerous books, Dimitri is also the co-creator, with Barbara, of the SAI programs, course curriculums and numerous work shops. Dimitri has been instrumental in bringing Spiritual Arts Institute to the place it is today as a premier metaphysical school. An eloquent speaker on a wide variety of spiritual topics, he has lectured across the country, appeared on numerous radio shows, and leads, with Barbara, the workshops and training classes offered at the Institute . Join Robert Manni, author of The Guys' Guy's Guide To Love as we discuss life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Subscribe to Guy's Guy Radio on YouTube, iTunes and wherever you get your podcasts! Buy The Guys' Guy's Guide to Love now!

Tacos and Tech Podcast
Re-Imagining the Lending Experience with Shayne Skaff

Tacos and Tech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 26:24


Listen on Apple, Google, Spotify, and other platforms.  Shayne Skaff is co-founder and CEO of Blooma, the leading digital underwriting platform powered by artificial intelligence for commercial real estate. The startup's AI platform helps lenders reduce loan origination time and cost, and perform a more comprehensive analysis of their transactions. In this week's interview, Neal and Shayne chat about the creation of Blooma and how the company originates new loans and handles portfolio management. Shayne grew up in Los Angeles, and went to University of San Diego for a degree in business administration. He found his way into tech by looking in the San Diego Reader job postings, and found himself a sales job selling hard drives for a distributor in Carlsbad. He transitioned into selling big enterprise computer systems for Avnet, where he gained inspiration for his first startup, MaintenanceNet. With technology rapidly advancing, he transitioned from the hardware industry to selling services and software. MaintenanceNet became the leading SaaS provider for automating maintenance contract revenue before being acquired by Cisco. After the acquisition, Shayne spent his time looking for companies in SaaS and B2B enterprises where he could help them with productization and their go-to-market strategy. He set up The Sandbox incubator for technical founders to build their ideas, and would occasionally invest in startups he saw potential in. Blooma was built from there, and he was so passionate about the idea he decided to run it himself and become CEO in 2019.  Listen to Shayne Skaff share his entrepreneurial experience in the SaaS industry and how he pivoted directions during the pandemic to make Blooma successful.   His favorite local tacos: The Taco Stand in Encinitas   Connect with Shayne: LinkedIn   Learn more about Blooma: Website: https://blooma.ai/  Facebook: Blooma.ai Twitter: @blooma_ai LinkedIn Thanks to our partners at Cox Business & Cox Edge for their support in enabling us to grow the San Diego ecosystem.

Bitch Slap  ...The Accelerated Path to Peace!

So I've had the epiphany that telling certain types of stories will attract a certain audience.  In this case I'm thinking strictly men or women.  So I give it a go and dig into my repertoire of man-centric stories laced with adventure, risk, accidents, and stitches!  To test the theory and see if they attract a more male audience.  The good news, being a clumsy A type adrenaline junky…  I have stacks of them.  I offer up just a few recent ones. Administrative: (See episode transcript below)Check out the Tools For A Good Life Summit here: Virtually and FOR FREE https://bit.ly/ToolsForAGoodLifeSummitStart podcasting!  These are the best mobile mic's for IOS and Android phones.  You can literally take them anywhere on the fly.Get the Shure MV88 mobile mic for IOS,  https://amzn.to/3z2NrIJGet the Shure MV88+ for  mobile mic for Android  https://amzn.to/3ly8SNjGet A Course In Miracles Here! https://amzn.to/3hoE7sAAccess my “Insiders Guide to Finding Peace” here: https://belove.media/peaceSee more resources at https://belove.media/resourcesEmail me: contact@belove.mediaFor social Media:      https://www.instagram.com/mrmischaz/https://www.facebook.com/MischaZvegintzovSubscribe and share to help spread the love for a better world!As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.Transcript: Mischa Zvegintzov  00:00 All right. All right. All right. All right. If you listened to the last episode, you heard my epiphany about telling different style parables to reach different segments of your audience. So I've got an audience of entrepreneurs I'm trying to hit of both men and women. And so far I've been mostly adept at attracting the female audience, I believe, to the type of stories I've been telling. And so on this episode, I'm going to tell my first calculated story, strategic strategically tailored for the man segment of the audience, enjoy.Mischa Zvegintzov  00:49 (Intro)Imagine a conscious contact with God so strong, that no matter what you are doing, or not doing, that, no matter what your kids are up to, or not up to, and that whether you've got the person of your dreams or they're just not cooperating, that you are happy content, and at peace, a space where everyone else's thoughts, attitudes and actions are beautiful, and exactly as they are supposed to be. Well, this is the space where I like to play. My name is Misha Z. And this is today's pitch slap. Join me as I shed light on the thoughts, actions and attitudes that are causing you pain and we train our minds to go to the capital S inner self the joy that is waiting for us that God within. (End Intro)Mischa Zvegintzov  01:41 Alright, so here we go. A man tailor and story to target but the the male segment of my audience.  How amazing is this? Thank you Russell Brunson and the universe for this insight. But I had this realization as I was walking today and pulled out my Shure MV88 mic because when inspiration strikes, I like to have the best toys to record. Hint, hint. Get yourself an Shure VM88 mic. So hopefully, loud skateboarders. Okay, I made it past the relatively loud segment of skateboarders.  Where was I? A man tale to meet the man segment of the audience. So I had this total awesome realization. I was like, I this is one thing about me. I love adventure. I love trying new things. I'm a process guy. So I love learning the process. And, and if I learn the process, and I'm still interested after that's like a win win, because oftentimes, once I have the process mastered, I get bored, and walk away or not walk away, just go find a new process to master. And so I'm a bit of a, I have been historically a bit of an adrenaline junkie too, and just physically capable enough to really get myself in trouble and acquire scars and stitches. And I realized that as a hit hit 53...Mischa Zvegintzov  03:37 Whoa kids flying by on their bikes, their E bikes that don't care about walking, dads, nor stop signs. Oh my gosh, it's busy intersection. I apologize.Mischa Zvegintzov  03:53 Anyhow. Like, I don't I used to like... the the the the emergency room on Santa Fe Street and Encinitas. Like they know me by name, right. I've been in there more than a few times to get stitches on my arm on my head. Multiple times stitches removed from my cheek one time because I got stitches in frickin in and in Fiji multiple times. They're like, Oh, Misha, what's happening? And this could be surfing, mountain biking.  Skiing.  I was skiing a few years ago and by the grace of God, I didn't hurt myself. But oftentimes when I ski, especially if there's powder, I have this false sense of security of fluffy really hard to get hurt. And and so I'm skiing This is an Alta Utah, which is skier only and I wish I could remember that face that I was going down because it's a really good one full of shoots... and and I find this the end of day, untracked shoot, it's dumping Alta is amazing too. And so it's just dumping. And I'm like, trying to pick out the line. Keep in mind, I'm 50 years old, right? And I'm not sure if at 50 It's the wisest to be trying to figure out how to learn new shoot line techniques, especially when you're by yourself. That's the other thing I was by myself. And so I'm like, oh, yeah, fly. out, turn here, turn here, hop this rock here. You know, air, air, little air off a cliff. Bam, easy peasy, right? And I visualize it, because that's a great thing to do. Anybody who's in sports knows that visualize your turns, and then it's much easier to execute.Mischa Zvegintzov  06:08 So visualize the line, give it a go. And then basically come too... after egg beater. Anybody who's egg beater in skiing knows what that is. And one of my skis. And thank God, I had the powder, the powder, the powder, cord, you know, so when your ski flies off, and that's a 10 foot florecent and trailer. So you can find the ski because it floats above the powder. And so I'm looking everywhere for my ski and it's like, way down the mountain. And I'm like, Did I break my back? Did I dislocate a knee? Like I had a serious moment of concern of like, "holy crap, I'm lucky I did not. I did not do serious damage." Another time. Mammoth love skiing mammoth. In California so with all this skiing again, last 5 - 10 years, mammoth skiing by myself, again, do a hip check. Beginning of the year, bunch of snow.  Do like a little launch hip check.  Keep in mind, this is 50 year old man launch hip check. So this is nothing extreme. And like I just miss a big, barely covered log with my hip when I did the hip check. And I had the stark realization of like, "god dammit, there I... there I go again, you know."  Just a little bit of a risk taker and pushing the envelope. After promising myself I won't push the envelope yet again,Mischa Zvegintzov  07:51 and... hold on traffic...Mischa Zvegintzov  08:02 So I survived that. So fast forward. The last couple of years, I have not felt the urge to ski. So last year, and coming up on this year, so year and a half a year, really last last fall. And this fall. So the last year and coming into this fall, I'm like yeah, you know, kinda over it. I'm kind of have a hard time not pushing the envelope. I kind of have a hard time just gracefully, shushing and enjoying the moment.  Got to push the envelope. Gosh, it sure is interesting that the overpowering urge to ski and have that adventure has been quelled. And I was like, Oh my gosh, it's because the business side of me is just flourishing right now. And sort of that risky adventure learning process is just, it's in full effect. I'm experiencing it, experiencing it just in a creative aspect of, of building, you know, an online business. And it's awesome, right. So I'm getting to learn new processes all over the place. And I also see that there's processes to master but there's plenty of processes waiting in the wings. So that's awesome.Mischa Zvegintzov  09:46 And then, you know, a little bit of risk reward. Like there's so there's some of that intellectual adrenaline happening, you know, financial risk reward, stuff like that. And then it's also serving my need to serve. Like being of service is such a big, big part of my life.  My credo.  My daily you know, spiritual routine is based on "How can I be of service? What can I bring to the table?" And so currently, all those things are being satisfied right now. It's like no wonder I've, I've got no need to prove myself on the ski slope.  To prove myself in the hot yoga room. Right? to push the envelope physically to be the most flexible, stiff 50 year old man.  You know, sold the mountain bikes...  You know what else even I have an E bike, which I freaking love. Because it's so fast. And you can push the envelope, weave in and out of traffic, and kind of be cool. So letting you into the, to the deeper recesses of what drives me sometimes. Thank you for listening. The need to haul ass on my E bike has been quelled to.  I'm like "What's the common denominator denominator here?" Well, one is age. definite maturity.  emotional maturity. Definite like no more need to have stitches or the risk reward of having stitches is no longer worth the adrenaline shot of whatever I'm doing? What else was that gonna say? I don't know. I think you get the picture. But there you go. There's my manly leaning story. And I hope all you men enjoy that. And some of you ladies too. And I don't know. I'm done. Practicing trying out my theory, expanding my story repertoire to reach different segments of my audience. peace out.Mischa Zvegintzov  12:26 (Outro)  Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for spending time with me today. As someone who has committed to growth and service to this world, I so appreciate your willingness to come with me go within and serve our world through change. If you found value in this podcast and you know someone who can use this message, share this episode with him. Share it so our mission can be achieved one episode at a time and of course subscribe so you can hear more. And lastly for more resources on what has helped me on my journey and can help you on yours. Go to www.belove.media/resources. That's www.BELOVE.media/slash resources. Thank you again for listening.

Ojai: Talk of the Town
Surviving the "Sh**house" with Lauren Duke

Ojai: Talk of the Town

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 70:25


Lauren Duke's just-published memoir, "Shithouse," is a rueful yet antic recounting of her traumatic childhood, with a junkie prisoner father and a volatile mother and an alcoholic stepfather. It ends with her building both successful businesses and a loving family, seeking and occasionally finding peace through yoga, writing and therapy. Duke's distinctive voice shines through the messy dysfunction, as she learns that good people can do bad things, and vice versa. And how to take control of your narrative and rebuild your memories from a place of healing and understanding. The book, laced with humor and insight, includes episodes such as when Lauren played hookie to help her stepfather boost liquor bottles before crashing his car. Or her abortive attempts to live with Mormon youth until her drunk, rehab-escaping father shows up literally on her doorstep. We talked about this harrowing yet educational journey through trauma to resilience, and similar memoirs like Augusten Burroughs' "Running with Scissors," and Tara Westover's "Educated." We did not talk about Josh Allen's athleticism, Will Rogers and Wiley Post's plane crash or the Q-Anon conspiracy. The book, published by The Unapologetic Voice House, (who also published Lila Francesce's book about her sister, "The Situation: A Radical Journey Thru Sisterhood," is available on Amazon or through the publisher at theunapologeticvoice.com. She will also be hosting events here in Ojai and in Encinitas, where she runs a community center dedicated to yoga. You can find Lauren on IG @dollieduke83

Human Optimization Podcast
On a mission to help people feel great and do good with Sean Lake

Human Optimization Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 35:24


Today we are speaking with Sean Lake, co-founder of BUBS Naturals, about Sean's unconventional career path from professional snowboarder to entrepreneur, getting into your fitness groove in your 40's and 50's, how nutrition feeds into that fitness groove and much more! Sean Lake grew up in Winchester, Massachusetts, before moving to Utah to become a professional snowboarder and general ski bum. Once he got that out of his system, he graduated from the University of Utah, using that degree to join Burton Snowboards, work as Shaun White's Team Manager, and land a spot as the Director of Sports Marketing at DC Shoes. After decades in action sports marketing, Sean co-founded BUBS Naturals, a line of collagen peptides and other all-natural supplements that help athletes at all levels perform and feel their best. Sean named BUBS Naturals after his childhood best friend Glen “BUB” Doherty, a Navy SEAL who was killed in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11 in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure-seeking life that Glen lived. Sean and the BUBS Naturals family further honor “Bub” by donating 10% of all profits to charities that support veterans. A devoted husband, father, and fitness fanatic, Sean now lives in Encinitas, California, where he can ride his bike to work and still do a quick surf check from the office. _____________ Want more free resources, visit my website lisapitelkillah.com or follow me on social @lisapitelkillah. To learn more about how to optimize your health and #livebetter. https://lisapitelkillah.com Follow LPK Health & Performance on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LisaPitelKillah Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisapitelkillah LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisapitelkillah YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LisaPitelKillah Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisapitelkillah Questions, comments, and inquiries: https://lisapitelkillah.com Podcast: https://lisapitelkillah.com/podcasts

Grubthusiast Grubcast
Grubcast #102 Encinitas, CA

Grubthusiast Grubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 41:48


Grubcast #102 Encinitas, CA by Grubthusiast Grubcast

The Bledsoe Show
How to Not Ruin Your Life with Relationships

The Bledsoe Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 76:01


00:00.00 Max Shank Welcome back to the Monday morning podcast with max and mike today we are going to talk about relationships because I don't know mike I've noticed that most people ruin their lives with just 1 or 2 bad relationships or maybe it becomes a pattern but. I think 1 of the biggest traps is to fall into the common way that people relate with each other especially with romantic relationships I'm sure you have some experience and have seen that as well. 00:30.70 mikebledsoe Yeah I think most people have we go back to their first relationship. They had their first girlfriend or first boyfriend. Whatever it is and probably for most people every person they've dated since that person has just been a new iteration of the same thing. They they'd likely relate to them the same way. They they find a lot of things that are in common in the beginning. It's really easy to overlook the the all the bad things. All the things that that may have gone south in your previous relationship because well you're. 01:02.63 Max Shank To name. 01:08.48 mikebledsoe You're on drugs when you're in love I'd say the first six months and. 01:10.20 Max Shank No doubt so you think the first relationship sets the tone for all the rest of them. 01:15.13 mikebledsoe I Think you I think your relationship with your father sets a tone for all your romantic relationships because when you're when you're born. 01:24.32 Max Shank That explains why I go for beefy guys with big mustache. I was wondering what that was. 01:32.20 mikebledsoe Ah, well this this is the framework I've been operating from over the last few years when when looking at relationships and that is when you're born you are. Ah yeah, it's your first love the so your mother. 01:43.53 Max Shank I remember you telling me this you said your father is your first friend first relationship outside yourself. 01:51.85 mikebledsoe When you yeah when you're born and you come out of your mother's womb you you were inside of her and then you should at least go to the breast pretty early after after being born and you really associate with your mother. So your mother really. Teaches you how to have a relationship with yourself and then your father is the first person outside of yourself that you have a relationship with so whether you're a man or a woman. He really sets the stage for ah how you relate to people and not necessarily just romantic relationships. Um, and ah I've also heard paul check talk about this which is you're usually ah attracted to a woman who has a similar body type to your mother. So if your mother had big breasts you probably are attracted to big breasts and so on and so forth I don't think that's always true but I imagine it's a fair. Fair assumption. So. 02:48.95 Max Shank So so basically what you're saying is that the relationship you have with your dad and the physical appearance of your mom guides a lot of your selections in choosing a mate. 03:04.82 mikebledsoe Yeah I would say people yeah people who haven't done a lot of work are more likely to just fall into those patterns. That's so I'm not saying this is an absolute. It's comfortable. It's safe. 03:07.24 Max Shank From a very young age. 03:14.00 Max Shank It feels comfortable. It probably that that makes sense it would feel what would feel more comfortable than someone who acts like your dad and looks like your mom. But. 03:25.82 mikebledsoe Ah, yeah. Um, yeah, yeah, well well people people hate change right? And so well what they do is your parents really teach you how to relate to other people. They they teach you? How love looks you know people who grew up in a home where the parents are fighting all the time. Maybe there's physical abuse. 03:30.77 Max Shank I mean I guess it's familiar of god. 03:50.35 mikebledsoe And then they get an abuse of relationships. It's like well they don't They aren't experiencing love unless that experience is happening. Um and what's that. 03:56.73 Max Shank I Think that takes us to the next phase really well which is how your parents romantic relationship looks to you because you're going to. You're going to probably copy that to a certain extent or you're at least going to say oh that's normal. 04:08.41 mikebledsoe That's true. 04:15.87 Max Shank So whether your parents are very cold and standoffish and not very affectionate toward each other or whether you live with a single dad who's just a casanova taking home a different lady every other Night. You're probably going to just mimic. That instinctually I guess or naturally you're going to mimic those behaviors. 04:36.83 mikebledsoe Yeah, and it's really interesting because a lot of people don't think that they are but they're out they the people on the outside looking in are going. Oh that's totally what you're doing but because it is so normal to people they don't They don't even see it. Ah yeah, it's ah. 04:55.62 Max Shank Well you see ah some couples like look almost like carbon copies of each other too. You see a guy in a gal who look almost the same they look like they could be brother and sister. They're not in the cases that I'm talking I mean I know that happens sometimes but. 04:55.64 mikebledsoe It's fascinating stuff. 05:03.48 mikebledsoe Yet. 05:12.62 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, yeah, that's ah, there's a name for that that I've seen a chart somewhere. It says like the different types of coupling that can occur and. 05:14.38 Max Shank And the cases I'm talking about they just find someone who looks like them. 05:26.85 Max Shank Man. 05:29.39 mikebledsoe A lot of times if that type of coupling is occurring then you know there's likely ah a repetition of patterns. There's likely like gonna you're gonna feel really good about the relationship in the beginning but over time you may find dissatisfaction and I say may a lot here because I I don't. 05:42.63 Max Shank Anyone. 05:46.87 mikebledsoe There's no absolutes with all of this and ah 1 thing I Want to point out too is we're talking about what people learn from their parents which is different than what your parents taught you So what? a teacher intends for you to learn and what you receive it. These are different Things. So I like to keep that clear too because max said you said something that really stands out which is how you perceived your parents' relationship as how you're gonna be behave So as an adult what can happen a lot of times is. We intellectually look at our parents relationship or we look at the past and go oh that was not a big deal or I you know you can reason it away you can create reasons for and against why things were a certain way. But if you dig down deep enough which I've I've done a lot of that type of work where we deep dig. Deep down into what happened emotionally at a young age and people end up what we end up discovering is oh I learned this thing and I as I got older I intellectualized it away but it. But even though I intellectually intellectualized it away. 06:51.96 Max Shank And. 06:59.65 mikebledsoe It was still a pattern that was dominating my life. So I like to just bring that to people's awareness. Yeah, a lot of subconscious behavior. 07:01.52 Max Shank Um, subconsciously subconsciously I think it's really important to distinguish between instinct and intellect. That's 1 of the main things I like to communicate with people is that you have these instincts that have. Basically nothing to do with your Upbringing. You're going to have an instinctual desire If. You're a man toward a female most of the time and so you're going to find a lot of ladies sexually desirable and your intellect is. Able to override your instinct but not all the time right? So you have things that are instinctual. 07:41.73 mikebledsoe Well it depends on if you're It's probably how stressed how stressed you are in that moment or how much fear you're experiencing dictates the instinct versus intellect. 07:51.28 Max Shank So it's like the pause between Impulse and action I guess because some things are instinctual and then some things are ingrained like I think beating your spouse is not an instinct but I'm I'm guessing. But if you. 07:55.20 mikebledsoe Um. 08:03.39 mikebledsoe No. 08:09.39 mikebledsoe I. 08:09.86 Max Shank If you see your if you see your parents beating each other then that's going to be ingrained into you right? So you have the the pure instincts which is sexual attraction and ah probably ah, there's a sense of family there as well. Maybe. 08:16.29 mikebledsoe Right? right. 08:26.57 mikebledsoe Just me. 08:29.12 Max Shank More nurturing on the side of females generally and then you have behaviors and patterns that are ingrained where you have these roles that each participant in a relationship plays and you're going to.. It's like you were saying you know you don't. Necessarily do what your parents tell you you don't do what your teachers tell you you just either copy them or you try to do the opposite mostly right, right? What what you see. 08:53.77 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, it's what you learn from them. Not what they try to teach you? Yeah all right? So we covered super early development in regard to relationships which is a good foundation. 09:05.20 Max Shank I Think it's good. We have we have like a right? So then we move on into relationships should we go to relationships because that's probably I think we don't need to go into like. 09:17.88 mikebledsoe I want to let everyone know we're we're ten minutes in his show while them know we're gonna talk about how to pick up chicks at some point in this just ah so people keep paying attention. 09:24.91 Max Shank Oh yeah, so here's what you do you? Ah you spend like 10 years getting into really good shape and getting really rich and then the rest of it doesn't matter or or another option. 09:39.71 mikebledsoe Ah. 09:43.41 Max Shank You can just ah, go up and and talk to girls that you're interested in and actually be interested in them. 09:50.20 mikebledsoe Yeah, that's the key. Well I think most guys I'm gonna talk about guys because I think we're more of an expert on men than we are women. 09:57.87 Max Shank Are we gonna talk about are we gonna talk about the pedestal today. We we we got to talk about the pedestal today I can tell I you and I are on the same like wavelength I've been there I've done it too. 10:02.62 mikebledsoe Yeah, we can talk about the pedestal. We got to talk about the pedestal. Actually I what I was about to say kind of leads into that. Yeah. 10:17.84 Max Shank I've put ladies up on this high pedestal. Not healthy, not healthy to do that. 10:18.43 mikebledsoe Yeah, well now I forgot what I was gonna say so yeah, well when we get in our our first relationships ah man women are just so ah I would say a lot of. What got me in my first relationships is me me trying to. 10:38.16 Max Shank Like holding the pause button women are so oh God What's even do. 10:47.43 mikebledsoe Um, so like when I when I first started why it totally didn't know it at the time but I looked back at my childhood and and the girls and it was it was all about you know. Making myself feel loved like I wanted to feel loved. So I you know would go after I like need to go after the prettiest girl I wanted to go after the same girl that everybody else was going after. Um, there was yeah yeah, then everyone would worship me which is not completely inaccurate. 11:17.60 Max Shank Then we would all like you. 11:25.32 mikebledsoe I Mean if you date if you're with someone that a lot of people want to be with that does raise your status I've witnessed this I've I've had that experience. 11:30.10 Max Shank You get a lot of fifth bumps from strangers. Um, you like my man get look at hit him. 11:39.95 mikebledsoe Actually I was like I had that experience forty 8 hours ago or you know 36 hours Saturday night I was out. Yeah, my my girlfriend gets up from the table. He gives me a fist bump like yeah and. 11:49.20 Max Shank Right? You automatically get street cred and why is that it's because women are Judgmental. That's I think that's the word you are looking for is women are very Judgmental now before before I'm crucified. Let me qualify that with that's just. 11:59.81 mikebledsoe I. 12:08.42 Max Shank The way of animals generally Speaking. We do a little dance show you our pretty feathers and we're like hey look at this nest I Made what do you think and you're like they're taking notes like okay, he's got a 8 out of 10 on nest building. Nice flowers. Nice feathers I like your bird song. Okay I'll accept your your dna we can name so that's but that's the same word. That's the same thing but but. 12:31.10 mikebledsoe Yeah, it well they have ah they have discernment. For instance, my my girlfriend she is yeah similar I think Judgment judgment carries. Ah to me that if we're getting in the semantics as we do. Ah ah. 12:46.57 Max Shank We have to. 12:50.19 mikebledsoe Judgment comes with it a making wrong a it. It becomes so um, a moral a moral issue whereas something may not be good enough for this specific thing but it doesn't make you a bad person for instance like I'm not in ah I'm not in ah to blonde women. It's not. 12:53.53 Max Shank Um, yeah, pass or Fail. Um. Um, so I feel like yeah. 13:09.86 mikebledsoe Because blonde women are are bad. It's just because it's not my I discern against that for what that's a poor example I should probably pick something that's more of like a behavior trait and a look but women are discerning Well I say that I say that because my girlfriend is way more discerning than I am. 13:14.14 Max Shank Right? I think I think discern. Yeah I think discernment is a good word. They discriminate. Women are way more discerning than men are generally speaking I don't think that I'm telling any tales out of school with that comment I think most of the things totally but wouldn't you say that most of the crazy things that guys do are. 13:28.50 mikebledsoe And social situations. 13:33.17 mikebledsoe Well this is this is where being being with a woman and listening to her is a superpower keeps me out of lot of trouble. 13:45.13 Max Shank Mostly to attract women I mean nobody yeah no, that's what I'm saying nobody's this is like the core of the thing for all the fell is listening I mean the whole reason. Ah, you try to get 6 pack abs is because you want some lady to go oh look at him I like that whole reason you buy. 13:45.96 mikebledsoe Almost everything. 14:04.89 Max Shank A crazy fancy car is to you know, convince or Persuade or appear to a potential mate as if you are, you're qualified. You meet the parameters for like yeah I'll get with that guy. Otherwise why would you be getting fist bumps. And it's weird because guys are usually valued on what they can provide and girls are usually valued on what they are. 14:32.52 mikebledsoe I like to look at it as men are are valued for ah hold value for success and women hold value for Beauty is is what I've typically noticed which is similar to what you're saying. But. 14:49.44 Max Shank Yeah. 14:52.42 mikebledsoe But I think those are the primary things that people are like men are judging women on Beauty and that's why you see so many old rich dudes with with young hot girls. It doesn't go the other way around. Yeah yeah, so it's um, you know for young men out there. 14:55.60 Max Shank Here. 15:01.81 Max Shank It's because it's because wealth compounds and Beauty deteriorates. 15:11.63 mikebledsoe It might be a little rough. Um, but I don't think it has to I Just think it it tends to be. 15:13.78 Max Shank I I don't think so I think if you have I think it's probably the best time to just be a little bit courageous because I would say that by and large men are becoming very weak very fragile. Emotionally. And if you're just willing to have the courage to ask for what you want and ask ladies out and be that male masculine Archetype it. It'll be like shooting fish in a barrel I think. 15:47.54 mikebledsoe It it really is when I was living in San diego um I was living in a part of town where it was a very like just had a feminine essence. You actually you live there so you know, um, but I'm taught. Yeah. 16:00.51 Max Shank I Do I live in a very feminine place. 16:05.61 mikebledsoe It's ah ensonnitos california very feminine. It's very laid back easy going a lot of the men there I think max max and I were probably 2 of the 2 out of maybe five masculine men in the whole town which does which. I wonder how many guys in Nsonitas are listening to this show which does make it feel like shooting fish in a barrel because I know I know for you I I imagine it's fairly easy to find good looking women and I know I definitely had that experience when I lived there. Um, and it was easier there than say awesome texas where there's a lot of there's a lot more bravado here. There's more masculinity here. So if you're going to out masculine another dude like you know you better have 5 million in your bank account in a and a fast car. Yeah. 16:57.78 Max Shank Just got back from a bull riding competition. You got a 10 pound belt buckle that sort of thing. 17:03.67 mikebledsoe Yeah, you need guns and trucks and land. These are the things and big houses. But ah yeah, it's different. So like if you just have if you just and and embody that masculine energy like you're saying. 17:09.60 Max Shank Right? It's totally different thing I think that. 17:21.51 mikebledsoe Most of society has gotten soft and so if you're able if you're if you're a stronger not just physically stronger. But you're emotionally strong Mentally, you're developed. You're if you're developed in these ways in a in a masculine way. Yeah, women will come flocking. It'll be hard to keep them away. 17:41.38 Max Shank Um, well and I think the the biggest thing in my opinion is ah approaching it from an abundance mindset instead of a scarcity mindset like if you ask a lady out and she says no and you get emotionally crushed to the point that you don't ask any more ladies out. That's not good if you get into any relationship at all just because you're afraid you won't be able to find anyone else who likes you. That's not going to work at all That's going to be a scarcity mindset too and I think the same thing happens with guys. Staying in relationships is because they are living in a scarcity mindset where they're like oh I'll I'll never find anyone else and so you have to become resilient to the word. No. Because it's not just about getting every lady to say Yes, it's about having your request be like a filter so you find someone who resonates with you and I'm talking more about like who you actually want to spend time with than just sex I don't think. I Don't think it's too valuable for for us to just like teach people how to like hook up with random people at the bar I think that's simple and straightforward enough. 19:03.51 mikebledsoe Yeah, and with all the apps out there now I think it's pretty easy and if you can write some good copy on your tinder account I think you'll be just fine. Yeah. 19:11.58 Max Shank Right? Just buy a puppy and be rich and you're be fine. 19:19.63 mikebledsoe Ah, yeah, so being in a satisfying relationship. That's interesting. 1 thing I want to cover that I'd like to address here is ah and if there's any ladies left by this point that this would be. They're gonna love hearing it but the way I the way I look at it is women pretty much. 19:32.87 Max Shank They're gone. 19:38.47 mikebledsoe Drive We We already said this drive all male behavior like women are in charge when women start complaining that that men are in charge home going. You lost you don't you don't see what's going on here men make money because. Want to attract women all these things but I think it comes From. It's an evolutionary thing where you know it used to be the biggest strongest guy was the 1 who got the woman and it was the you know got to where it they you started being judged on your intellect and I think that. 20:03.98 Max Shank Um, a. 20:15.19 mikebledsoe That's there's a big argument for that's what's driven the evolution of consciousness is the more you can develop your intellect as a man the more more valuable you'll become and the more status you'll have So it's I think so I think so but but. 20:26.94 Max Shank Um, is it because you can provide more though I think so too. 20:34.27 mikebledsoe And which way can you provide big strong can kill shit protect or do the same exact thing because you're you're loaded with a bunch of money and and you know how to use it. 20:43.26 Max Shank Way more. The latter nowadays you know like your your martial arts capacity is like the last thing on most ladies minds number 1 20:48.26 mikebledsoe Nowadays. Yeah, that's where we got. 20:59.31 Max Shank A guy with 20 years of martial arts experience will lose to a guy with 1 day of firearms experience. So there's almost no point in being big and strong from a self-defense standpoint whatsoever and the likelihood of any physical violence is so low you can create way more. Force and power you have more power just being able to write a check and being able to use language. Well. 21:22.75 mikebledsoe Yeah, people want to get along people deep down they they avoid conflict most so I I don't mind conflict I I find it fun. It's like a little bit of. 21:38.47 Max Shank I disagree on you're wrong. 21:41.52 mikebledsoe I fuck with it a bit and I noticed I noticed that a lot of people there. A lot of people are not that way. Ah y'all start I'll step into a conflict and people fold really quick. Um, and I'd I'd say I run into ten percent of people out there. Okay, with conflict other people. 21:53.49 Max Shank The. 22:01.39 mikebledsoe They they just want to avoid it at all costs I think I think you're right like it's it's safety in 2021 physical safety. It's pretty. You know, not saying that violence can't happen but have a gun there. You go no. 22:13.14 Max Shank Yeah, it's rare. Yeah, you don't need to be like super buff. Most ladies don't care because that has changed right? The aesthetic over time for women has changed the desirability of men has totally changed. 22:29.29 mikebledsoe Yeah, they like skinny guys now like being skinny is in which was when I was a kid that was the last thing you wanted to be. Yeah. 22:38.14 Max Shank Not no, you were so it was called Scrawny back Then. And and ladies I mean it used to be. They were supposed to be plump like Victorian Era type of thing and then we had some stuff happen a little thicker well and then it. 22:52.92 mikebledsoe Ah, well up until Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe was she's a thick woman and then. 23:05.25 Max Shank Swung back around to like the supermodel phase of the Ninety s where you have 6 with tall women who weigh 1 hundred pounds and you're like oh my god like it looks like skeletor right? and then now I think it's kind of circled back around to the thick ladies. 23:13.69 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, yeah. 23:20.56 mikebledsoe Yeah I'm loving that I yeah I need a little I don't like him too skinny I tried I tried the 2 skinny ones didn't wasn't as pleasurable. Be honest, got to try it all out. Yeah yeah. 23:33.22 Max Shank You got to find out what you like you got to find out what you like that's it. Um, it does sort of circle us back to if you're ready to talk about how to choose the right person I mean we can. 23:40.36 mikebledsoe Take a 1 more little meat on her bones. You know. 23:48.20 mikebledsoe Oh yeah, we should? Yeah, we we just. 23:52.64 Max Shank We could just talk about what ah physical traits we like in ladies but just watch all the female listeners just slowly go away if you're a lady and you made it past me saying women are judgmental then I so. 23:57.74 mikebledsoe Ah, all right, all right? Ah I'll let you. 24:11.92 Max Shank really support that thank you that's really nice ah yeah thank you for the support. Ah so it comes back to that scarcity idea. It's possible to just date 1 lady and have her be the 1 and. 24:13.10 mikebledsoe Thank you for the support ladies. Yeah. 24:31.12 Max Shank Get married and have a family would you say that's a little bit risky. 24:36.41 mikebledsoe Boy it doesn't sound like you're diversifying your portfolio seems like an all eggs in 1 basket. 24:40.48 Max Shank well well I mean all your eggs in 1 basket is more like the argument for being polyamorous I just mean like sampling sampling different personality types. 24:54.97 mikebledsoe Ah, ah before you before you go into a marriage. 24:59.85 Max Shank Yeah, because I think having ah a relationship can be 1 of the best things ever or possibly the worst thing ever. That's why I think it's such a good topic because there's that saying behind every ah. 25:09.64 mikebledsoe Well. 25:16.37 Max Shank Great man is a strong woman I'm guessing a woman came up with that quote had to have been right? but but also behind every like broken suicidal man is 1 or many women who made his life miserable now it's probably his own fault. But I'm saying is. 25:30.31 mikebledsoe Yeah. 25:35.78 Max Shank Both ways. Male female. A relationship can be like a crazy boost that defies the laws of physics or it can be ah like a poison that you take every day. 25:50.68 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, totally agree. 25:52.60 Max Shank I mean I've seen it I've seen it both ways and how can you choose? Well if you don't interact with multiple types of person. 26:04.80 mikebledsoe Well this is this is a really big challenge because I don't think people really appreciate how long we as human beings have been choosing our marriage partners. It's like 100 years old I think prior. The further back you go the more arranged marriages you're going to see and americans I think have probably been on the cutting edge of choosing your your mate ah to the rest of the world. Ah, and ah the wealthy. You know I think kept it around longer than the poor I think the poor were more into choosing than the wealthy the wealthy were you know is all part about it was playing a role in joining together families. And yeah, political and financial. So so this idea of you choosing a mate. 26:51.95 Max Shank It's poor political. 27:01.43 mikebledsoe Is is very very interesting because it's it's new it choosing your mate is new and then not only that the amount of choices I went on bumble and it's it's overwhelming I mean I I would sit there and I could swipe through. Ah, hundred women in five minutes and you know rewind a hundred years or further back ago and that might have been how many women you've ever met in the first twenty years of your life. You know you may have met your. 27:33.60 Max Shank That there are times where you wouldn't meet a hundred women who weren't your family members. 27:39.00 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, and so like this idea that we now get to choose a mate and previously it was like you know what you get the the cards you were dealt. It's kind of like your looks right? It's like oh your face looks like that you're stuck with that rest of your life. Think that's how ah marriage was probably seen back then is yeah, you're just going to marry this person or you know you get out of these 3 women. You're probably going to you know, end up with 1 of them might as well start courting and so I only bring that up because. You know if we look at the generations if I look at all right? My dad definitely picked my mom and they met from different sides of the country. Um, they came together in 1 spot but were were nowhere near each other they they had a lot of options but then I look at my my dad's dad grew up in a town of four hundred. my dad grew up in a town of four Hundred he's like fortunate like he was on that cusp of he left his hometown in his late teens for adventure and found my mom now my grandfather was a town of. 28:48.69 Max Shank I. 28:54.18 mikebledsoe 400 and married a woman from that talent at 400 right so he probably his the amount of choices he had was probably you know a dozen you know. 28:55.18 Max Shank Ah. 29:05.72 Max Shank It's probably a lot more clearly defined gender roles within a marriage at that time too though. 29:09.96 mikebledsoe That as well and if you look back at his father who the fuck knows like they they had such so I only I bring all that up to to create this context and give ourselves a little bit of grace for. If we're if we seem like we're not not max and I I mean we can give us grace too but give yourself grace if you're fumbling around in relationships a bit because most of the things that are happening in relationship are new choosing a mate for yourself. That's new without having parents heavily. Ah. 29:49.53 mikebledsoe Influencing it. So yeah I just bring that up because give ourselves some grace and we're all learning and I think it's a skill that you're gonna have to get even better at in the future because choice is only going up. 30:01.35 Max Shank Well I think that is a really good point that you are always learning and so people change within the course of a relationship and that relates to what we're talking about with arranged marriages like right now. I'm pretty sure you could fact check me on this I'm pretty sure that right now it's still common plaque common practice in some parts of india to marry off your 12 year old daughter to a 30 year old dub. 30:30.61 mikebledsoe Yeah, was it up? Well yeah I think so well I saw a news story Yesterday a girl in Afghanistan was a 12 year old girl was sold for two thousand dollars in afghanistan and you know it's probably propaganda from cnn basically. Trying to make the taliban look like a bunch of dicks which they probably are a bunch of dicks. But um, anyways I don't think that's specific to the taliban I think there's just a bunch of dudes out there a bunch of dicks. But ah. 30:49.93 Max Shank That seems really cheap. 31:01.26 Max Shank Well I think that's ah sort of what we're talking about you know? ah a lady has that intrinsic value. You couldn't sell like a boy for that price. Probably. 31:17.43 mikebledsoe Yeah, women are gonna be more expensive are gonna cost more has more value there. So. 31:24.80 Max Shank So okay, we're into arranged marriages which is like hey this is just how it is and there was no concept of divorce and then you know the story of King James King James bible. 31:42.34 mikebledsoe Nah. Thanks! So yeah, please tell it? yeah. 31:42.88 Max Shank 1 of my favorite stories ever he but you know he's a he's Good. Ah Catholic guy I Want to say Catholic Christian something like that he was He was hip with the bible and then he was married to this lady. He's like fuck I got to get out of this thing and they're like sorry church doctrine says no go and he's like we're gonna have to rewrite this book and so and so they did now you have the the King James bible which is like yeah divorce is okay Now. And I think that's hilarious I think that it's okay to play it either way. It's okay to want to stick it out and try to make it work and it's also okay to be thankful that for the time that you had with somebody. 32:21.67 mikebledsoe To what. 32:36.62 Max Shank And and move on with your life I think it's I think it's important to understand that people do grow in different ways. So this whole idea of till death to us part is like a really good idea. It. It seems meaningful but also I mean people do. Change people go through midlife crisis people go through just constant evolution and people grow differently sometimes sometimes you grow the same get intertwined and sometimes you grow in polar opposite directions and you have nothing left in common anymore. 33:08.22 mikebledsoe Yeah I'll throw in my ah I'll throw in a vulnerable share of the day. So the ah so I was made for 9 years huh 33:19.90 Max Shank You're bisexual. What's that huh. 33:25.50 mikebledsoe I was married for 9 years and so greedy bunch of bastards just pick aside. Um so I'm actually really jealous of of people can go both ways. Oh yeah. 33:30.17 Max Shank Bisexual is just greedy so greedy double dipping not cool man. 33:43.57 Max Shank Um, yeah, it's greedy. It's amazing. Yeah. 33:45.22 mikebledsoe Yeah, they have double the opportunity. Yeah so I was made for 9 years and ah, you know we we so parted ways about 2 and a half years ago now. Um. Ah, when when I got married I don't think she's gonna listen to this I'll I'll over share a bit but we'll see yeah, ah, when we were first married like. 34:10.80 Max Shank This will be the first 1 She listens to no question. 34:21.83 mikebledsoe We were a certain type of person I I know ah she was full of Insecurity I was full of Insecurity I was ah fairly I was very stressed out all the time I was ah yeah I was. I was fearful around relationships specifically I had a scarcity mentality I you know I I look back and and you know I made some decisions based on the wrong reasons and the reason I did that is because nobody can I never heard anyone tell me the right reasons you would want to be married. 34:57.87 Max Shank And. 34:59.60 mikebledsoe Like I I remember growing up in church and hearing things but like now that I'm forty was married for 9 years and I'm in ah, a really ah relationship I'm stoked about for a year and a half and now I can see I can see things so much clearly now and. And the advice that I would give somebody who's 25 or what was I was 27 when I got married twenty eight the advice I would give that person is no 1 gave me the advice I would give me now and but so some of it has to do with. Who you're surrounding yourself with and this before podcast before I get all enlightening shit. But ah so so enlightened. Yeah, yeah, that's usually it. Ah so ah. 35:42.46 Max Shank So enlightened. That's what all the enlightened people say I'm I'm just so enlightened. 35:56.82 mikebledsoe So I look back and go Wow! It's just a lot of core wounding. There's like a lot of lot of emotional wounds. A lot of insecurity that was driving a lot of the decisions during that time which made us a perfect couple we were we were meant to be together. We matched lock and key. 36:08.73 Max Shank You matched Harm eyes. Yeah. 36:14.25 mikebledsoe Yeah, like she she had like the ways in which I showed up for her was probably how she wished her dad would show up for her and and so on and so forth and so over the years the relationship it was 1 of those things where as we. Healed a lot of those wounds and didn't have the same insecurities popping up and and a lot of that just didn't matter anymore. You know, certain things didn't bother me anymore and I and I was open to more of my own desires versus what I was scared of losing and. During that time. We also improved our communication skills. We went to workshops and improved how to communicate I attended relationship workshops I did a lot of a lot of my personal development was how to improve relationships in general and so while. While I was in a relationship that what bound us together began to dissolve I also was getting better at relationships. So it was. It was like the relationship would get hard and then would get easier and so I was in this I was in this relationship I was like oh that is really hard. Don't know if I can make it. 37:15.17 Max Shank Live. 37:30.00 mikebledsoe And then I learned some way new way of relating and I changed something about myself and then like oh now we're jam and this is great and then we'd hit another hard stop and it really I got to the point where I go oh that that the core thing that has been binding us together for so long that's gone and. 37:45.92 Max Shank Ah. 37:48.77 mikebledsoe Now it's about just trying to make this relationship work because we've been in it for so long and so yeah, yeah, and um, you know and when I when I left that relationship there. It took me. 37:54.23 Max Shank Sunk cost policy. 38:07.79 mikebledsoe It's been 2 and a half years it has not been that long for a nine year relationship 2 and a half years is not that long. So I still It's like every day that goes by I experience this less. It's almost nothing. It's probably a few times a week at this point, there's this guilt that may come up it. It. Kind of like this question comes up with could I have done something differently or could I have been a different way or I see myself in my current relationship where I'm doing things for her that my ex wanted me to do for her but I just didn't do. 38:39.77 Max Shank Um. 38:43.87 mikebledsoe Or I was for for some reason I was incapable in that moment and even though I tried and now I'm witnessing myself. Do it with ease and then I feel a little bit of guilt like oh why is it that I can do this so easily now it's so difficult then um, and so it's It's a very interesting thing to have. 38:50.94 Max Shank Yeah, yeah. 39:02.44 Max Shank That's a big deal. 39:03.58 mikebledsoe Been and yeah, been in a nine year relationship and be able to look at it and go oh yeah, and and I'm very fortunate because when I left the relationship. You know there was there was a good year where a little over a year we were working on it before we split like we was we we knew that we this was a possibility. 39:16.11 Max Shank Ah. 39:22.73 mikebledsoe And ah yeah, what I what I made sure of when I loved that relationship is I didn't want to bring any of the bullshit into the next relationship or go you know what I need to make sure that I'm I like clean here I don't want. Ah. 39:33.12 Max Shank Whatever. 39:42.38 mikebledsoe Even though we we still ended up splitting I had to make sure that it wasn't me. It wasn't like something that was 1 hundred percent me that was that was the problem because I knew that that would just show up in the next relationship and I don't want to do that to somebody else and so ah so i. Um, in my my experience I largely did that and then splitting up I had a year where I really focused on myself and I did date a little bit but man a lot of lessons there too. 40:12.71 Max Shank Yeah I think that guilt that you were talking about is really um, it's nice that you feel comfortable sharing that I've definitely felt that myself. Basically every relationship I've ever been in is I Always think what I could have done differently whether it's a. 40:27.76 mikebledsoe Um, a. 40:31.51 Max Shank Business relationship or romantic relationship. Ah professional project was just telling someone the other day that as soon as I finish teaching a course I think of like 10 things I wish I had done different as soon as I finished launching a product I'm like oh God should have done this this and this different as soon as the relationships. And I'm like oh man I could have done this this and this and you you got to be kind to yourself and recognize that you're doing the best you can with what you got based on how you think and feel at the time you know and so it's important not to drag any of the Bs along with you. 40:52.23 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 41:03.28 mikebledsoe Yeah, so. 41:10.22 Max Shank But you still want to remember those lessons So I'm really appreciative of all the relationships that I have had and I try to keep the lessons that I've learned and I try to focus on the things that I did like because then you also have a good frame of reference. For whatever relationship you're in now and you know you don't want to get into like comparison syndrome or something like that. But it's good to know. Um what you like and what you don't like and get comfortable drawing drawing boundaries and saying this is what I'm willing to um trade off or sacrifice. For what I'm willing to give what I'm willing to get out of a relationship. What I'm looking for in a relationship and I think that maybe the most important thing to realize is if you can't say no then you're basically a slave like if you can't say. You can't say no to something then you're you'll just be eroded over Time. So You're not really yourself. 42:10.41 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, that. 42:26.23 mikebledsoe I'll find the thought. 42:38.44 Max Shank Yeah I think it's natural to judge ourselves especially when a relationship ends any anytime something finishes I think it's normal to say like oh what could I have done different. It's also probably common to viciously attack the character of the other person and say it's all their fault. 42:48.71 mikebledsoe Well probably. 42:56.90 mikebledsoe I Think that's the most common. Yeah, that's more common than yeah I mean's a mix of both I'm sure but you know we we can judge our previous self harshly because we've learned the lesson now we didn't know then where we didn't know it well enough then. 42:57.47 Max Shank So you don't want to get into that trap either. 43:09.21 Max Shank Yeah. 43:14.10 mikebledsoe To take action on it or you didn't know how to do it. But after the fact you look back and go I know how to do that and then that's another reason to to give yourself a little bit of grace but you were digging into boundaries and um, yeah, the boundaries has been 1 of the most important things. Oh yeah, what I would that remind me of. Is well we can talk about boundaries later. But what I want to dig in here based on what you were just saying is when I said hey I want to I want to reengage with my dating life again and which I mean in my first marriage I was also dating other women. 43:45.80 Max Shank The. 43:52.29 mikebledsoe It was completely open. We were completely transparent about it. It was so it wasn't like I had gotten back up now the way I approached dating was very different. It felt very different from you know when I was married it was just like okay I'm gonna go have fun with this person when I was single it was like. 44:02.75 Max Shank The. 44:11.38 mikebledsoe I Had this experience of oh this could be something more and so it's like the pressure went up on it to a degree where which was surprising to me. Yeah, yeah, yeah, it was actually interesting to watch myself. Ah, yeah, Wow I actually desire to be in a relationship. 44:17.56 Max Shank Right before it was a play date before it was a play date Now you're playing for keeps. Basically. 44:29.37 Max Shank Ah. 44:31.27 mikebledsoe Ah, and so ah, what I did was I I was sitting with my coach at the time he's actually in Encinitas and he says to me. Ah well,, you're very interested in women even though you're you're newly divorced and. All that you seem to attract women pretty easily and you like being in a relationship you like to be with women like yeah, that's all Accurate. He goes well I would write down what it is you want in a woman and because basically. I was working with him during you know all that leading up to my divorce and afterwards and what he saw was when you're when you're breaking away from a relationship. It is very difficult to see what it is. You do want you? you primarily see all the things you don't want or what you don't like. 45:25.87 Max Shank The. 45:27.76 mikebledsoe Like I want out of this I don't want this anymore and so it was I remember it was very hard for me to shift the gears into focusing on what I did want from a woman or maybe not from her but ah of a woman versus what I didn't want. And the list of didn't was so you can translate this the the list of don't wants can really inform you your do wants you can make all your list of like I don't want this this and this and go what's the opposite of that. So um, that's how I started I started I was like you know what? I don't want all this shit. 45:59.55 Max Shank 10 46:06.70 mikebledsoe So I do want this and what I did was I swung really hard and I went to the other side of the spectrum and and then dated a woman who was the opposite of my ex and in a lot of ways. Um, and. 46:19.40 Max Shank And. 46:23.69 mikebledsoe And my coach even I remember got a chuckle at it's like dude you you just went the other direction hard like how's that going I'm like I'm loving it and then crash and burn is like no I don't love that and I realized that there were a lot of traits that I thought were valuable and this is going back to your your point early on which is. 46:27.61 Max Shank No. 46:42.76 mikebledsoe Good to try out a lot of different types of people when dating and looking at different. You know what type of personality traits all this stuff. There was a lot of things that I imagined that I desired. But for instance I desired a woman that was ah like financially independent I wasn't going to need to take care of them all this kind of stuff. So I ended up dating a woman who made like 2 to 3 times the amount of money I was making and it was It was really exciting I was like oh cool like I don't have to cover everything and she doesn't mind this and that and I get to go have lavish experiences and. 47:14.42 Max Shank And. 47:19.66 mikebledsoe Fivestar hotels and all this shit Ca Bana Boy Mike Yeah, so and I make good money so like ah for her to make triple like she's banking. She's you know? and so I but then I was like oh the emotional availability of this person is just nothing. 47:21.45 Max Shank Cabana Boy mike. 47:39.10 mikebledsoe And I was like oh I I didn't have that written down because it was just a like to me I think it was probably a given but I wasn't focused on it consciously so I wasn't choosing it. So then I go you know what I don't care. She doesn't have to be filthy rich she ah because I actually put down the intention I Want to date someone who makes more money to me. 47:44.38 Max Shank And. 47:56.93 Max Shank I Thought that was gonna be your advice for the listeners is just marry a rich girl. Ah. 47:59.50 mikebledsoe And. Um, yeah, well, you know if she's self-made that could be a good thing if she's not good luck. Um, because I've I over the years I I dated some ah some rich girls when I was younger I was like in my teens but ah what a pain. So what I did was I kept refining my list I kept refining and writing down like what I wanted in a woman and then I got to a point where well I then went celibate for seven months. The first hundred days was on purpose and then. The rest of the time I was sell that was due to covid. So I basically I was gonna end my Ninety my hundred day was gonna be like the beginning of March like I was like about to get back in the game covid hit and then so I had to wait another few months to get back in. But um, yeah, during that time lot of reflection. 48:41.90 Max Shank And. 48:49.40 Max Shank Avenue. Ah. 48:59.36 mikebledsoe And so when I did meet the person I'm with now she really does check all the boxes and I I think it is part of it is I did the work of finding Out. What is it that I really want somebody and things that I thought were valuable like. Aren't as bad but like I I value emotional development over money for sure. 49:26.64 Max Shank It's really valuable to write those things down and what's interesting is I've done the same thing. The list of things that you want is also the best way you can show up in a relationship. 49:39.25 mikebledsoe Show like. 49:42.90 Max Shank Like it just turns right back on you, you're like dammit This is like how I can best be in a relationship too. You know it's not just like ah okay, ah, pretty lady here's a list of things I want from you and she's like great. She hands you the list back and's like yeah I want that too and you're like fuck. 49:46.47 mikebledsoe Yeah. 49:59.41 mikebledsoe I Well I think there's I think there's some I think that's partly true. Ah, you know, kind of like the treat ah treat others the way you want to be treated. Um, but really the. 50:02.41 Max Shank Ah, yeah. 50:13.33 Max Shank Oh I don't think that's true. Yeah. 50:16.51 mikebledsoe Yeah, you want to treat people the way they want to be treated so like in a relationship that probably is the ways in which you could show up better but also be on the lookout for what is it they want and how they like for me I I could I could do with less touch and my relationship like. 50:33.54 Max Shank Well. 50:36.37 mikebledsoe Um I I love touch I'm a high touch person but my girlfriend's even more so so like she has to remind me like are you gonna touch me I'm like oh okay, yeah, and I appreciate the reminder. But if I touched her as much as I wanted to be touched. She would not be satisfied. 50:41.16 Max Shank Um. Right. 50:52.68 Max Shank As long as you're both willing to communicate that then it can work out. Okay, and as long as you understand what's going on there then it's okay, but like I think shying away from direct Crystal clear communication. 50:57.13 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 51:11.60 Max Shank Is maybe perceived as not very sexy sometimes but also it's the main reason that people quietly suffer in a relationship they're like in their head I'm not getting what I want but I'm just gonna I'm just gonna keep things really smooth and it's like no, that's not. 51:15.48 mikebledsoe It. 51:30.66 Max Shank That's not going to work Meanwhile if you have like 2 gay guys and they're both tops. There's no confusion there because no 1 is going to be happy in that situation. You need a top and you need a bottom and you know you understand what I'm saying like they're they're not going to. Well. 51:45.83 mikebledsoe I get it I do it I know how I know how gay people do it? yeah. 51:50.23 Max Shank I've met a lot. Ah I've met a lot of gay guys. Um, yeah, what? Ah what a fun bunch of fellows. Um, but yeah, there's no, there's no mincing words there is what I've noticed. It's like I am ah I am a top I am a bottom. Ah great. 52:01.62 mikebledsoe Is what it's what. 52:09.87 Max Shank Um, a bottom. It's not going to work. There's no,, There's no compatibility there and the same thing is true with asking for what you want out of a relationship and being clear on what the expectations are and I think of a relationship. Ah, like a romantic 1 is really a lot more like ah, a business partnership than anything Else. You are building a life together and you need to have more or less an operating agreement just as just like you would need in any other business like. You know I'll get the food and you cook the food and you do this and I'll do this and this and you know we have our responsibilities So There's no confusion about who's responsible for what and there's none of that um lack of clarity that can make people start to. Quietly Harbor resentment which is a huge problem. So if you don't ask for what you want and you get resentful. That's on you. 53:13.35 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah I think for a lot of people. They don't even know what they want so they I I yeah. 53:20.32 Max Shank Yeah, we'll shoot. Don't most people choose partners just based on how pretty they look by the way I think that if you prioritize that above everything else, You're probably going to have. Ah, relationship that is really challenging at some point. 53:41.43 mikebledsoe I've never seen anyone who valued that over everything else have a ah long happy relationship. 53:46.59 Max Shank Well because a relationship you know, even if you're doing a lot of sex. It's still like four percent of your day. It's an ah, an hour is four percent. The rest of the the rest of the time there's got to be other things that keep you interested. 54:02.63 mikebledsoe Yeah, I'm not remembering who who told me this but ah, probably some relationship guru. Ah and which is sex is there to bridge the gap so that you have time to build the. 54:05.28 Max Shank You know what. 54:09.27 Max Shank Um, and. 54:21.29 mikebledsoe Foundation of the relationship and if you make sex the foundation of the relationship. It's not going to last because like I said the beginning of the show. The first six months of relationship you're on drugs you're high. You're not, you're not thinking straight your hormones and. 54:22.23 Max Shank Are. 54:29.10 Max Shank Yeah, right? no. 54:40.77 mikebledsoe Neurotransmitters are firing very differently than they will be in a year from now. Ah when you're relating to the same person so sex is a you know great sex I think for me isn't I need great sex I I will if I if I'm not getting that i. Begin to wander pretty easily. Um I mean I got high sex drive or something. 55:02.50 Max Shank I Don't think there's anything I don't think there's anything wrong with that I think recognizing that things are changing in a way that you don't like is extremely valuable and it kind of correlates back to another important point which is if you're not. Comfortable by yourself. You probably won't be able to make the right choice for a relationship. 55:29.60 mikebledsoe That's true. Yeah I the relationship I'm in I was I actually went this whole process where I was because I didn't know what was going to happen with a pandemic I'm like oh maybe I'm single for the rest of my life. Maybe there was a moment where that was like in the first the first month of it. 55:43.40 Max Shank Oh yeah, what. 55:47.10 mikebledsoe Was going world seems pretty chaotic I don't know if I'm gonna find a mate anytime soon. It might be a while I might as well enjoy me and without a partner. Um, yeah, what was I saying before that feel like we jumped tracks I was on to go back. 55:51.70 Max Shank Um, ah. 56:05.70 mikebledsoe Um, and my memory is not go ahead. 56:07.47 Max Shank What you're the you you were talking about that. Um, you have a certain level of touch desire. Your lady has a slightly higher 1 Great sex is important to you but it's not the only thing you said sex is the bridge to build the foundation of other stuff. 56:21.71 mikebledsoe Oh yeah, yeah, the. But yeah, the set sex will hold 2 people together long enough to build that foundation. But if you don't spend time building the other aspects of your relationship aligning your boundaries aligning your values your vision of the future together. If. You don't take care of that in the first six months you probably won't it probably won't last and if you do make the choice to stay in a relationship and you don't have those things I would I would challenge you to look at whether you're with that person out of insecurity versus. 56:56.80 Max Shank Um, it's really more like codependence and you're not willing to cut your losses even though it's the right choice I mean that is 1 of the most common fallacies in relationships is the sunk cost fallacies. Well I've been with this person it. So I'll stay with this person and it's like. 56:58.77 mikebledsoe Out of true desire. 57:04.43 mikebledsoe Right. 57:13.18 mikebledsoe In here. 57:16.80 Max Shank No, it's the same as ah, owning stock or owning possessions. It's not what I keep this. It's would I buy this today brand new again and if the answer is no then like what are you doing like yeah. 57:32.20 mikebledsoe That's. 57:36.79 Max Shank Oh man, it really is That's why I was so interested to talk about this and it's funny how you and I were just both thinking about the same thing because the whole concept of I know we both just were like how about relationships because it is I think the. 57:44.37 mikebledsoe If we didn't know what we were gonna talk about 2 hours ago. You know. 57:56.24 Max Shank The number 1 greatest thing ever is having ah like a loving romantic relationship or even just loving relationships in general and the worst thing is to have a relationship that is ah the source of Resentment. You know the source of settling for for less and it it can be really really good or really, really Awful. So It's probably the most important choice to make. 58:18.67 mikebledsoe Yeah I think. 58:27.21 mikebledsoe I would say there was a there was a ah early my relate. You know my previous relationship there was I would work to get away I would I was always wanting to travel you know business conference signed me up. You know, just a little bit of relief here and there. 58:39.61 Max Shank The. 58:45.81 mikebledsoe And but now I find myself now wanting to like I want to work to provide for the the family like I want to set things up so that we can spend more time together and when we travel apart. 59:01.59 Max Shank Yeah, perfect. 59:03.60 mikebledsoe Um, like I miss her and like it's it's it's oh I wish she could be with me instead of you know, whatever so and she actually has been traveling more than me which is ah that's a first as well is well that's not the first time I've been in relationship where they they were traveling more but it's ah. 59:12.68 Max Shank And. 59:21.36 mikebledsoe In a relationship that's lasted this long being with somebody who travels as much as she does is like okay. 59:25.45 Max Shank So when you were a little younger you were traveling a lot and not ah not getting too attached kind of so it's really funny like because you know I traveled a ton for work and I think I also. 59:32.23 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, okay. 59:44.60 Max Shank Had this idea that if I was desirable to women then that was the best thing so I wouldn't want to be in a relationship I would just want to be like coveted which sounds pretty like twisted I guess but that's just the way I was so I wouldn't even I wouldn't even date people who lived close to me they had to. Live like really far away so it was like totally clear like hey we're just we're just having fun. There's like nothing to because I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings. But I also thought that my worth as a person was directly correlated. Whether. As to whether as to how I was judged by women if I was desirable isn't that funny. 01:00:24.38 mikebledsoe Um, yeah, have a similar experience which is ah I was married and then like I just I wanted to be seen as desirable. So I had to walk I know a party with 2 women on my arms like instead of just 1 ne's not enough. 01:00:37.90 Max Shank Yeah, right. 01:00:41.63 mikebledsoe Have 2 I got to show that I got to show everybody that I'm desirable I'm good enough. 01:00:44.70 Max Shank And that's what I would come in with 3 and that's when I would come in with 3 because that meant I was 1 lady better than you. 01:00:54.89 mikebledsoe I wish that scene actually did go down like I walk in with 2 I'm like you walk in with 3 like fuck man. He beat me again. 01:00:56.94 Max Shank It's like that would have been. Then Jay-z walks in with 21 of them is beyonce and we're just like I guess he wins it's It's funny. Ah, how direct that message is. Like popular culture and especially music like it's all about like cars and planes and hoes and that's like the value of a man is like how many hose he has poolside and his mansion and what kind of plane. 01:01:26.72 mikebledsoe Yeah. 01:01:35.10 mikebledsoe Yeah, is a thing 1 thing occurred to me in this conversation which I'm I'm having a lot of appreciation for myself and that I never thought I'd be as good with women as I am today? Um, um, ah I did become quite the ladies man I can I can work a room. I can pick up women I can ask them out on dates fairly easy. And yeah, when I was younger I was terrified that I would never be attractive or be able to talk to women with confidence. So just conversations allowed me reflect on that. So it's. 01:02:11.79 Max Shank I think I I did the same thing I put them up on a pedestal like they were some sort of otherworldly creature and they are in a certain sense. It's interesting because what we like about women is that they're different than men. But also what we hate about them. 01:02:12.24 mikebledsoe Pretty cool. 01:02:31.78 Max Shank Is the way that they're different from men most of the time. So So it's ah it's interesting. That's what makes relationships. Um fun I think is the differences but it's also what makes them challenging because you can't know what another person's. Life experience is like and you know I think maybe 1 other thought that is important is it's never personal like no 1 Ne's ever personally rejecting you? No 1 Ne's ever personally attacking you no 1 Ne's ever. 01:02:52.23 mikebledsoe No. 01:03:09.75 Max Shank Like lashing out at you. They're just in a state where their lizard brain has taken over because they feel afraid or they just want something different, but it's never personal to you as an individual what someone else does and I think that's that's probably pretty hard for. 01:03:23.34 mikebledsoe So. 01:03:29.74 Max Shank Most people too believe but it's true. 01:03:31.90 mikebledsoe Yeah, not taking things personally is huge I think in general but in relationships yeah, that's in romantic relationships if you can master that 1 then that'll that'll help you out I mean my my girlfriend I have gotten into we've had 1 fight. 01:03:49.50 Max Shank Or. 01:03:50.91 mikebledsoe Many disagreements but were able to work it out 1 fight where I raised my voice and regretted it but um and quickly mended that is 1 of those where like the the switch got flipped. There's 3 o'clock in the morning you know I'll make up all sorts of excuses why it happened but ah. 01:04:05.98 Max Shank Here Come the excuses. 01:04:10.57 mikebledsoe Ah, ah, but now I forgot what I was talking about all the shame came rolling in. Um, yeah, so what was I talking about. 01:04:16.73 Max Shank Yeah, you should be ashamed of yourself for losing control for 1 minute. 01:04:30.30 mikebledsoe I took nootropics this morning and I think they backfired my memory has been terrible on this show. 01:04:32.87 Max Shank Oh gosh I am also cutting you off more than usual because I wanted to say a few things today. 01:04:38.86 mikebledsoe Ah I think it's good I think I think it worked out my lack of memory here. It's perfect. Perfect I hope you got a lot of words in today. 01:04:47.10 Max Shank yeah yeah I did I got in more than usual, um because that's you know how we assert our dominance in this conversation. Maybe maybe the folks at home can vote on which 1 of us is the dominant 1 in this podcast. 01:04:57.30 mikebledsoe It's not. It's right? it. 01:05:05.77 mikebledsoe Ah, we should just be a vote for every show you know who won who won this who won the match. It's like it's ah it's a podcast fight you know, um. 01:05:08.73 Max Shank Yeah, yeah, who. 01:05:20.70 Max Shank That's actually 1 of the things I like about our conversations and usually I find this is more true with talking to women as they don't interrupt and steamroll as much and they're better at listening. 01:05:31.84 mikebledsoe And. 01:05:34.14 Max Shank And I'm not trying to compare you to women at all I think I also have a more feminine conversational style where I feel comfortable just letting someone talk for a long time but it's very difficult to make any headway in a conversation if you are only talking with people who want to win the conversation. 01:05:51.60 mikebledsoe Yeah. 01:05:53.91 Max Shank Right? That's ah, that's a huge

Bitch Slap  ...The Accelerated Path to Peace!
...It's more painful to veer away from the path than the pain to press forward with it.

Bitch Slap ...The Accelerated Path to Peace!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 12:58


The new Avatar.  The new inspiration for who I can help.  Who perhaps god wants me to help.  I got an iPad Air 4 and am taking notes on it trying to break away from the yellow pads.  You can record 6 days episodes in a two hour setting.  I swear I'm not being a narcissist.  I'm just finding my voice :).  …it's more painful to veer away from the path than the pain to press forward with it. How's that?  The fledgling Funnel Hacker.  The fledgling online business creator.  Help them get to the Two Comma Club Award.  I.e. $1,000,000 in revenue :).  …craft a new vision.Administrative: (See episode transcript below)Check out the Tools For A Good Life Summit here: Virtually and FOR FREE https://bit.ly/ToolsForAGoodLifeSummitStart podcasting!  These are the best mobile mic's for IOS and Android phones.  You can literally take them anywhere on the fly.Get the Shure MV88 mobile mic for IOS,  https://amzn.to/3z2NrIJGet the Shure MV88+ for  mobile mic for Android  https://amzn.to/3ly8SNjGet A Course In Miracles Here! https://amzn.to/3hoE7sAAccess my “Insiders Guide to Finding Peace” here: https://belove.media/peaceSee more resources at https://belove.media/resourcesEmail me: contact@belove.mediaFor social Media:      https://www.instagram.com/mrmischaz/https://www.facebook.com/MischaZvegintzovSubscribe and share to help spread the love for a better world!As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.Transcript: Mischa Zvegintzov  00:02I'm going to get to it while the mind is fresh, and cranking away.  I was meditating this morning, I do want to say...  Well what main thing I want to talk about is the new avatar for me, or my new direction that that new inspiration and embracing it, that new inspiration towards who I think I can help. Even more specifically, who perhaps, God wants me to help, or the infinite intelligence or the universe with the creative mind, that capital S inner self. Oh my gosh, I've got all these Apple products. And I tried to silence them all for when I record, but I got a new iPad Air 4 I think it is. So I could start taking notes everywhere instead of on yellow pads on an iPad, which has been awesome and amazing. And I strongly encourage everybody to go after it. The pen works you know, the Apple Pencil is freaking awesome. The the tech is fine. You can... it's really cool what you can do and organize and, and all that stuff. There's some bumps as I break away from the yellow pads as much but that's okay. Oh my god, where was I going with all this so?Mischa Zvegintzov  01:43Break breathe. So the last episode I recorded, I'm going to give you a little insight to a little secret, which you may or may not know. But you can record six days episodes in a two hour setting. For example, if you were doing if you were doing 8 to 12 minute episodes. podcast episodes, an eight to 12 minute episode every day, and you were to record five of those. What's that? An hour and a half? Let's say. you know, let's assume each one is 10 minutes. On average, that's 15 minutes. Perhaps you have a minute or three or four break in between. So your... the illusion of the timeline is just that. Like perhaps the last episode that that I recorded in this line of thinking of who's my avatar and who am I going to serve? There's that damn iPad 4 beeping at me again, distracting me. Damn you, Apple. Where was I? Oh my gosh, this is just awesome. A quick side note. It's really funny. recording an episode every day to your podcast, blog or YouTube channel. It can feel in the moment like this moment right now incredibly self centered. Um, what's that narcissistic. Someone said to me and not have service in the moment as a microcosm, is that the right word? As a small brief window of the whole thing. Like if I just look at this episode right here, it could sound like "Oh, Mischa is just talking about his own stuff. Blah, blah, blah." But in reality, it is truly helping me be of service to you and the world and my developing niche in a better manner.Mischa Zvegintzov  04:16So how about that? So in the moment to anybody just jumping in on this episode. They could be like, Who is this narcissist talking about himself. But in reality, it's helping me find my voice, the elusive voice and I'm definitely gaining ground. Opened up all these these thought loops. I apologize. I seem to be very good at that being distracted. So be it. Welcome to the journey. If you are a fledgling funnel hacker, a fledgling online a fledgling if you're a fledgling Online Business creator, how's that you're trying to create, go go online with a business create an online business? If you're a fledgling person, entrepreneur, online entrepreneur, how about that a fledgling online entrepreneur, or a fledgling funnel hacker means you're kind of brand new to it all. Then perhaps if your vision is not super clear, like some people jump into this game, and they have this, I meet them all the time, their vision is so pure and so clear. Like, how awesome is that? It's so easy to just, well, looks easy'er to, to follow the instructions on how to build your online business, right? And so I am a fledgling funnel hacker that's really good at following the steps and implementing the steps. Like get each step each successive step done. And you will be that much closer to the Two Comma Club Award. That's the goal as a fledgling Funnel Hacker is to get clarity and get vision and get to that Two Comma Club Award. So I can help people do that. So actually, I'm committing to that. Trying one day at a time to commit to that. And whenever I veer away from that, these days, it gets really painful, psychically painful, more painful to veer away from it than the pain to press forward with it. How's that?Mischa Zvegintzov  06:45So I'm sorry, divorced dads, or you or you, high performers that have fallen off the horse, and are ready to get back on. Actually, you can still be my avatar, you are part of that avatar. Because creating an online business and crafting a new vision. That's what I'm doing. Crafting a new vision. I need to write that down. Thank you crafting a new vision. Word my pen go. I'm writing this down. Thank you patients. I suppose I could hit pause. I'll do that. See, thank you. That's, that was me. That was the process and actually crafting the vision forward. I love that. So one of the hats that my you know what? Oh my gosh, I'm so excited. That's such a juicy little thing. So you find all hackers out there that are ready to blaze the trail to the two comma Club Award, and would like help in that regard by following the path doing the blocking...block... blocking and tackling. Implementing the key steps. I'm still talking, figuring out how to talk about it. That's where we're going. That's where I'm going. And whenever I go back to the capital S inner self, the higher intelligence that's where I'm led. And one of the hats of the people within that could be a high performing dad, excuse me a high performing get divorced dad wanting to get back on the horse, or just a high performer who's ready to get back on the horse.Mischa Zvegintzov  08:47A little bit of babbling going on here. But that is that thank you for hanging in there with me. Thank you for being a part of the process. Thank you for helping me craft the broader vision. Refine my vision. I can actually tell you the exact episode by publishing every day where that happened. I can tell you where and when the new inspiration came to me. I can tell you where I flip flop back to the old and then where the new vision was presented again "This is it. This is it show no fear". That's what I've got little little little fuzzy but brain was cranking I wanted to I wanted to record. I have. And yeah so... I am going to show... what... I'm going to be... try to hold conviction on this new avatar. You fledgling funnel hackers that would like to solidify your path your vision to the Two Comma Club Stage to $1 million in gross revenue. That's what that is the Two Comma Club. I'm writing down again, your path, your vision to the Two Comma Club Stage. So basically you fledgling online entrepreneurs that would like to get to a million dollars in annual revenue, gross revenue. I'm your man. Your fledgling, you're just getting started. I can help you. I'm a few steps ahead. And I am doing it. I'm so good at sticking to the the steps. I've done it in so many different ways in my life, areas of my life and had success putting engines in cars. Getting clean and sober. Became a yoga teacher. It's hyper competitive to be a yoga teacher here in Encinitas, California. The hotspot of yoga teaching. I could go on and on That's it. I'm done. I will not hold you hostage any any longer. I believe I close the loop answered the question, addressed the point. Peace out.

Total Car Score
S2E74: The new electric era at Toyota and a Guinness World Records with the Toyota Mirai

Total Car Score

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 19:19


In this episode we travel to Encinitas, California to learn about the new electrification era at Toyota with Vice President Vehicle Marketing & Communications, Michael Tripp. We also talk to Wayne Gerdes about his newest Guinness World Record with the 2021 hydrogen fuel cell electric Toyota Mirai. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Congressional Dish
CD242 The Offshore Drilling Police

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 95:22


On October 1, 2021 an oil pipeline that was likely struck by a cargo ship's anchor leaked tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean and onto the beaches of Orange County, CA. In this episode, examine how the oil spill happened by listening to testimony provided to both the U.S. Congress and the California State Senate, and learn about the disturbing lack of policing that is taking place under the sea. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Articles and Documents Nicole Charky. April 7, 2021. “LA City Council Urges Newsom To Close Playa Del Rey Oil Storage.” Patch. Nicole Charky. March 23, 2021. “Is It Time To Shut Down The Playa Del Rey Oil Storage Facility?” Patch. U.S. Government Accountability Office. Offshore Oil and Gas: Updated Regulations Needed to Improve Pipeline Oversight and Decommissioning. GAO-21-293. Jen's Highlighted PDF Heal the Bay. June 24, 2015 . “Confirmed: L.A. Tar Balls Linked to Santa Barbara Spill.” planetexperts.com Heal the Bay. August 20, 2012. “What Are Those Black Clumps on the Beach?” Sarah S. Elkind. June 1, 2012. “Oil in the City: The Fall and Rise of Oil Drilling in Los Angeles.” The Journal of American History, Volume 99, Issue 1. Tom Fowler. February 21, 2012. “U.S., Mexico Sign Deal on Oil Drilling in Gulf.“ The Wall Street Journal. APPEL News Staff. May 10, 2011. “Academy Case Study: The Deepwater Horizon Accident Lessons for NASA.” APPEL News, Volume 4, Issue 1. Offshore Technology. “Projects: Macondo Prospect, Gulf of Mexico.” Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. November 23, 1970. Treaty to Resolve Pending Boundary Differences and Maintain the Rio Grande and Colorado River as the International Boundary. Open Secrets Profiles Rep. Yvette Herrell - New Mexico District 02 Rep. Paul Gosar - Arizona District 04 Rep. Bruce Westerman - Arkansas District 04 Rep. Katie Porter - California District 45 Rep. Pete Stauber - Minnesota District 08 Images Playa del Ray in the 1920s 2021 Huntington Bay Oil Spill Image 1. CA State Senate: Natural Resources and Water Committee Informational Hearing Southern California Oil Spill: Preparation response, ongoing risks, and potential solutions. 2021Huntington Bay Oil Spill Image 2 CA State Senate: Natural Resources and Water Committee Informational Hearing Southern California Oil Spill: Preparation response, ongoing risks, and potential solutions. Mileage of Decommissioned Pipelines Removed Relative to Those Left in Place. GAO Analysis of Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Data, GAO-21-293. Potential Effects of Currents on Pipeline Leak Identification. GAO-21-293. Hearings Southern California Oil Spill: Preparation response, ongoing risks, and potential solutions California State Senate: Natural Resources and Water Committee Thursday, October 28, 2021 Witnesses: Chuck Bonham Head of California Department of Fishing and Wildlife Tom Cullen Administrator of OSPR (Offshore Spill Prevention and Response) Kim Carr Mayor Pro Tem, City of Huntington Beach Brian Nowicki California Climate Policy Director at the Center for Biological Diversity Pete Stauffer Environmental Director for the Surfrider Foundation Jennifer Lucchesi State Lands Commission Clips 3:44 Senator Henry Stern: But the pipeline that runs to Amplify and Beta Offshore's platform is the source of the oil production that runs through the pipeline in question. That pipeline is in federal jurisdiction but it brings that produced oil onshore into the state waters and eventually on state lands. 21:05 Chuck Bonham: What we now know is about four and a half miles offshore, so in federal waters, there's a pipeline that runs from one platform, which is a collection of three platforms operated by a company called Beta Offshore, owned by a company called Amplify Energy. That last platform, Ellie, has a pipeline which delivers the product 17.7 miles inland, where the pipe comes on shore just below the Queen Mary more or less, to land based infrastructure. That pipe had a rupture in it. And we now know based on visual and diver and other evidentiary efforts, that about 4000 feet of that pipeline was moved about 105 feet off of center. And in that stretch is about a 13 inch horizontal, almost like a hairline fracture. If you could imagine a bone break in a pipe, which is, I think, about 13 inches in diameter, concrete on the outside and metal on the inside. That's the likely source of the leak. 22:25 Chuck Bonham: From the very beginning moments, all of us involved assumed a worse case. At that moment in time we had a planning number of a spill of about 3,134 Barrels which is 131,000 gallons rounding as a maximum worst case. 30:59 Chuck Bonham: A month later we now think the likely spill number is 24,696 gallons 41:13 Chuck Bonham: Fortunately given the size of the spill, there were not as many wildlife casualties as could have occurred during a higher migration cycle. 1:25:47 Mayor Kim Carr: So starting off on Saturday, October 2, it's been brought up that yes, we did have a very large air show happening that day. About 1.5 million people were on the beach that day to see the Pacific Air Show. And around nine o'clock that morning, there were city personnel that heard an announcement on VHF channel 16 by the Coast Guard of a possible oil spill in the area, but nothing very specific. At that time, no major details, it wasn't anything to really worry about. By 10:30 in the morning, the Coast Guard had advised us that the spill was larger than originally thought. However, we didn't have a whole lot of information as to where the location of the spill was nor of the scope of the situation. By 11 o'clock that same day, the Coast Guard had announced that it was now going to be a major spill, and that the incident management team was being activated. 1:28:00 Mayor Kim Carr: At two o'clock, the Coast Guard had advised us that the oil spill would not be reaching the shores of Huntington Beach until Monday, October 4. And again, we didn't have a whole lot of information as to where the spill was. We knew it was off our coast, but we didn't know exactly where or exactly how large the spill was. But then interestingly enough, just a half hour later, we started to receive messages that there were boats that were experiencing oil damage just outside of the air show flight box. And so that became a concern for our city. So then we activated our fire crews, our hazmat team, or the oil spill response trailer and started to do the mitigation efforts. Then this is where it gets to be very, very interesting. At 2:45 the city was notified by the Newport Beach rescue vessel that there were private contractors conducting oil spill cleanups outside of the air show flight box. 1:32:42 Mayor Kim Carr: What we could have done better, what would have been an opportunity was perhaps if the Coast Guard had some sort of awareness, the night before or when that nine o'clock notification came through, we could have been even more proactive because as I said before, every hour during these crises matters. 1:34:00 Mayor Kim Carr: The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve was spared. The Talbert Marsh does have oil damage and again looking back, if we could have had maybe a few more hours notice, we probably could have mitigated that damage even more than what we did. 1:43:17 Brian Nowicki: Like all of you, we at the Center for Biological Diversity are heartbroken by every oil and seabird and are alarmed at the miles of marshes and coastline that will be poisoned for years by this bill. We're angry that yet again, the oil industry has proven its inability to contain its toxic pollution. The structure of pipeline funding to beach proves yet again, that every piece of fossil fuel infrastructure is yet another disaster waiting to happen. And there is a lot of that infrastructure in California. It's increasingly old, outdated in disrepair and poorly located, like the 40 year old pipeline that gave us this most recent spill, all of which makes it increasingly dangerous. Looking beyond the nine oil platforms and islands in state water, there are 23 platforms in federal waters off California. But the fact that those 23 platforms are a little farther from shore should not give us much comfort. First, because oil spills from those operations still end up in our water, our beaches and our wildlife. But also as we've heard today, further from shore also means longer stretches of aging and dangerously vulnerable infrastructure, like the 17 mile long pipeline we're discussing today are clean, reliable federal regulations to protect us from oil spills in federal waters. Federal regulators continue to prove that they are perfectly willing to allow those platforms to continue operating to the last drop of oil despite the mounting dangers of decaying infrastructure well beyond its intended lifespan, outdated drilling plans, numerous violations and insufficient bonds to pay for decommissioning. 1:45:15 Brian Nowicki: But I want to be clear that this is not a problem unique to offshore platforms. At the exact same time that 10s of thousands of gallons of oil were rolling up onto beaches and marshes in Orange County, there was an oil spill in Kern County that is now approaching 5 million gallons of fluid, a mixture of crude oil, toxic wastewater, that includes 600,000 gallons of crude. In fact, in just the last few years, there have been many oil spills in California greater than the spill off Huntington Beach. In the Cymric field alone there were three huge spills in 2019 at 550,000 gallons, 836,000 and 1.2 million gallons respectively. 159,000 in Midway in 2019, 250,000 at McKittrick in 2020. There is another ongoing spill at a separator plant in Cymric that has been leaking since 2003 and has reportedly released as much as 84 million gallons of fluid to date. Now these numbers reflect total combined volumes of crude and produced water and mud, which constitute a toxic mix. As state agencies have testified before this legislature in the past, these dangerous onshore oil operations have contaminated groundwater, land, and wildlife. 1:46:32 Brian Nowicki: After more than 150 years of the oil industry drilling at will in California, the oil is gone and the bottom of the barrel that's left is harder and more dangerous to extract. There's also some of the most carbon polluting crude in the world. With the easy stuff taken, the oil industry is in decline in California, with production down 68% since 1985. The only question is how much more damage will this dying industry do on its way out? 1:49:10 Pete Stauffer: Now with the oil deposit seen as far south as the Mexico border, there are concerns that San Diego wetlands are also being impacted. Moreover, while birds, fish and marine mammals have been the most visibly impacted, the full scale of the ecological damage will take some time to become clear. In the week since the spill event, the oil slick has transformed into an incalculable number of tar balls in the ocean, while tar balls typically float, they can also find their way into underwater sediment or near shore habitats where their impacts on ecological health and wildlife may persist for years or even decades. 1:52:51 Pete Stauffer: According to the federal government there have been at least 44 oil spills since 1969 that have each released more than 10,000 barrels of oil into US waters 2:02:36 Mayor Kim Carr: Just to give you an idea of how much TOT we do receive in Huntington Beach, we receive about $16 million a year. We don't receive anything from those offshore platforms, nothing. And as far as the drilling that we currently have here in Huntington Beach, it's less than $700,000 a year. 2:05:54 Brian Nowicki: What I can't say though, for sure is that it's going to take longer than one season to see what the full impacts are to the local wildlife. And of course, it is wetlands and marshes that often are the most difficult and take the longest to recover from the sorts of impacts. 2:21:11 Jennifer Lucchesi: In 1921, the legislature created the first tidelands oil and gas leasing program. The existing offshore leases the commission is responsible for managing today were issued over a 30 year period between 1938 and 1968. Importantly, I want to highlight a specific act in 1995. The Cunningham shell Act, which serves as a foundational law for the existing legacy oil and gas leases the commission currently manages. Importantly, this Act required the commission to issue oil and gas leases for term not based on years, but for so long as oil and gas is produced in paying quantities. Essentially, this means that Alessi can produce oil and gas pursuant to their state lease indefinitely as long as it is economic for them to do so. 2:58:13 Jennifer Lucchesi: For pipelines that are solely within state waters and under lease with the State Lands Commission, we require the pipelines to be externally and internally inspected annually. And we have engineers on staff that review those inspections and consult with the fire marshal as well with our federal partners on any type of remedial action that needs to happen based on the results of those inspections. For those pipelines that cross both federal and state waters our authority is more limited because the federal government's regulatory authority takes precedence. And PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) is the primary federal agency that regulates those interstate pipelines. They require inspections externally and internally every two years. And that's what this pipeline at issue was subjected to, the platform Elly pipeline. 03:01:20 Senator Dave Min: Let's say you have a pipe and the lease term ends. What powers do you have? What are the considerations you have to follow either statutory or contractually to renew those permits, issue a new permit? Or alternatively, do you have any leeway contractually, statutorily to end those permits prematurely and say, you know, we don't think that, you know, the upkeep is appropriate, you're violating certain provisions, we're just gonna take away your permit prematurely. Do you have any leeway like that? So I'm just trying to get a sense of your flexibility, both in issuing new right of way permits, but also yanking away existing permits. Jennifer Lucchesi: Certainly. So I can give an example of our lease compliance and enforcement actions most recently, with a pipeline that served platforms Hogan and Houchin in the Santa Barbara Channel. Those are two federal platforms in federal waters, that pipeline that served those platforms did cross into state waters and connected on shore. That pipeline lessee of ours was not compliant with our lease terms and the commission took action to terminate those leases based on non compliance and default in breach of the lease terms. And essentially, that did terminate production on those two federal platforms. And they are part of the eight federal platforms that BOEM just announced they were going to be looking at as part of a programmatic EIS for decommissioning. The Commission does not have the authority to unilaterally terminate an existing valid lease absent any evidence of a breach or non compliance SOUTHERN CA OIL LEAK: INVESTIGATING THE IMMEDIATE EFFECTS ON COMMUNITIES, BUSINESSES, AND ENVIRONMENT House Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee October 18, 2021 Witnesses: Dr. Michael H. Ziccardi Director, Oiled Wildlife Care Network Executive Director, One Health Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis Scott Breneman Commercial Fishing, Retail Market, and Restaurant Owner Newport Beach, CA Vipe Desai Founding Member, Business Alliance for Protecting the Pacific Coast Dr. David L. Valentine Norris Presidential Chair, Earth Science Professor of Marine Science, UC Santa Barbara Clips 15:44 Rep. Katie Porter: As of October 10, workers had recovered 250,000 pounds of oily debris and 14 barrels full of tar balls from the Orange County shorelines. That is a small fraction, though, of the oil that was released, most of which is being distributed in the ocean, making its way into the food chain or falling to the ocean floor. Some of that oil is now heading south. And we will not learn the long term consequences on the environment for many years to come. 17:39 Rep. Katie Porter: The witnesses here with us today will reveal a different kind of subsidy for oil and gas companies, an involuntary subsidy that occurs when the community bears the costs of oil drilling's pollution. When a locally owned business like Mr Brennaman that has been in the family for four generations loses tens of thousands of dollars because of the leak. That's his subsidies to oil and gas. When a hotel loses its bookings overnight. That's its subsidy for oil and gas. When the fragile decades-long effort to recover a species under the Endangered Species Act is finally showing progress, but an oil spill puts it all at risk. That's a cost of oil and gas to these subsidies and so many others are the reasons that oil wells like the ones behind this leak are still active. Getting rid of the subsidies is the first step to get rid of the problem. 27:52 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): We know that the spill was not reported by the responsible oil company until the next day, despite the company's knowledge. We also know that Orange County residents recognize that there was a problem in part due to the smell caused by this bill and actually reported it before the oil company did so, clearly something wrong with that. 28:35 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): In my congressional district, which is just the south of here, the spill shutdown businesses and beaches in Dana Point in San Clemente. Tarballs that are likely caused by the spill have also been found as far south in my district as Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas and Del Mar in San Diego County. 29:03 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): It'll come as no surprise that more than $2 billion in wages and $4 billion in gross domestic product are generated by Orange County's ocean and marine economy, including tourism. So we have a lot to lose every time there's a spill, not just to our beaches but to our economy. 39:30 Dr. Michael H. Ziccardi: In Birds, the primary issue we are concerned mostly about are the acute effects due to hypothermia. If you think of feathers almost as a dry suit in animals, if oil gets on that dry suit, it creates a hole that allows cold water to seep next to the skin. Birds can get very cold in the environment and start to waste away, they have to come ashore to stay warm, but they can no longer eat. So these birds actually can waste away in a matter of days unless proactive capture occurs. There can also be chronic effects in animals as well due to printing of oil off of the feathers or ingestion in their food items. Those chronic effects can include, in essence, effects on every organ system in an animal's body from reproductive effects liver, kidney, respiratory tracts, depending on the dose and the exposure and the toxin itself. 42:50 Scott Breneman: We were fishing on Friday, October 1, and we were coming in the harbor and I detected a distinct odor of oil and it was about midnight we're heading in. Kind of search around the boat. I thought maybe it was a spill on the boat or a hose broke. I went in the engine room, searched all the hatches where I keep all my extra fluids and everything, didn't find anything. Come the next day the press released that there was an actual oil spill, and my fish sales and my fish market, once that was released, they dropped drastically down, 90% this past few weeks since it was released. I've seen the same effect -- my family's been fishing for four generations and in the 90s my dad went through the oil spill that was off Seal Beach, in our fish market, the same exact response from the public scared, worried the products contaminated. A huge ripple effect all the way up to the wholesalers I deal with outside of Orange County there. They had concerns from their customers, their restaurants. And to rebuild that business when it happened in the 90s, I watched my dad struggle for months to get back to back to where it was and it's...I'm seeing the same exact thing happen here. A couple of days after the oil spill they had closed Newport Harbor. And so my boat was actually trapped inside of the harbor so I wasn't even able to go service my accounts. And it's just been, to tell you the truth, a very difficult couple of weeks and I'm not sure how long this is going to last. I'm not sure how the public's going to respond to it long term if there's still going to have some fear that the fish is contaminated. 46:20 Vipe Desai: In fact between 2007 and 2018 there were over 7000 oil spills in federal waters, an average of about two every day. 46:50 Vipe Desai: The first impact came from the much anticipated Pacific Air Show. As oil began to wash ashore, beaches were deemed unsafe for activity. On Saturday October 2nd, 1.5 million visitors saw the show from Huntington Beach, but the show's triumphant conclusion on Sunday was cancelled with little fanfare. Cancellations hit hotels and resorts almost immediately and their surrounding retail and restaurants suffered. Wing Lam, co-founder of Wahoo's Fish tacos, informed me that the Saturday before the oil spill felt like a busy summer day. But the following day, once word got out about the spill, it was a ghost town. In addition, as the spill moved south, their locations in Laguna Beach and San Clemente started to feel the impacts. Bobby Abdel, owner of Jack's Surfboards, had a similarly bleak weekend. He told me that once the oil spill was announced customer traffic plummeted. Their stores are facing a stockpile of unsold inventory from the US Open of Surfing and the Pacific Air Show. All nine of Jack's Surfboards locations were impacted in some form or another because of the spill. Later in the week, I received a call from a colleague, Wendy Marshall, a full time hard working mother of two who shared with me that her upcoming Airbnb reservations, a form of income to help her offset college tuition costs for her children, had mostly been cancelled. From Dana Point though dolphin and whale capital of the world and the first whale Heritage Site in the Americas. Giselle Anderson from local business Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari shared losses from trips and bookings into November could be down as much as 74% because of the oil spill. 52:15 Dr. David L. Valentine: I want to invoke my privilege as a university professor to start with a little bit of a history lesson. Many people think that the largest spill in US history occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. This is not correct. The largest spill in US history occurred in California. It was not the October 2021 spill that we're here to talk about today. Nor was it the 2015 refugio beach pipeline rupture on the gaviota coast. It was not the 2007 Cosco, Busan spill and San Francisco Bay. And it was not the 1997 platform Irene pipeline rupture of Annenberg Air Force Base. It was not the 1990 American traders spill off the coast of Huntington Beach. It was not the 1969 platform, an oil spill off of Santa Barbara, the one that helped spawn the environmental movement. Nor was it the sinking of the SS Montebello, an oil freighter that was hit by a Japanese torpedo off the coast of Cambria and World War Two. It was called the Lakeview Gusher. It occurred in Kern County, and it's estimated to have released around 380 million gallons of oil over an 18 month period starting in 1910. And I tell you this bit of California history because it punctuates five important points. First, oil production carries inherent risk. Second, California has suffered more than its fair share of spills. Third, the size of a spill is only one factor in determining its impact. Fourth, responsiveness and context matter. And fifth, every spill is different and that includes the impacts. 54:24 Dr. David L. Valentine: For the current spill, I have honed in on three key modes of exposure that concern me most: floating oil slicks that can impact organisms living at or near the sea surface, coastline areas such as wetlands where oil can accumulate and persist, and the sea floor, where oil can easily hide from view but may still pose longer term risks. Among these three, the fate of impacts of submerged oil is especially relevant to California, is the least well understood, and requires additional research effort. 59:40 Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA): So recently I asked the Department of Interior about the specific kinds of subsidies that Beta Operating received. Beta is a subsidiary of Amplify Energy, and that's the company that owns the platforms and the pipelines that leaked off our coast. It turns out that they got nearly $20 million from the federal government, specifically because the oil wells are at the end of their lives and are not producing much oil, which makes them less profitable. So taxpayers are being asked to pay to encourage oil production in the Pacific Ocean by giving oil companies millions of dollars to do it. 1:00:39 Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA): Beta operating is in line to get another $11 million to drill for new wells off the coast because that $11 million is needed, in their words, “to make production economic.” So taxpayers are being asked to pay Beta to drill new wells. That means wells that would otherwise not be drilled without our taxpayer subsidy. 01:02:52 Dr. Michael H. Ziccardi: What we have found, during and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, is that dolphins can be significantly impacted by oil, primarily through inhalation of the fumes at the surface and ingestion of the oil substances themselves. What we found is that it affects their immune system, it affects their reproductive tract, and it affects their gastrointestinal tract, so very significant changes. And that's information that is just now starting to come out in the publications from the Deepwater Horizon incident. 1:06:51 Vipe Desai: Had this oil spill moved north, it would have impacted two of the busiest ports in the nation, which account for billions of dollars of goods flowing in and out of both ports of LA and Long Beach. And that would have had an even larger impact to other communities across the US. 1:08:21 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): The annual oil production off the coast of California is about 1/3 of what our nation produces in a single day. So it really is a drop in the bucket when you consider the overwhelming potential for economic damage for environmental damage, the risks simply aren't worth it. 1:09:34 Vipe Desai: California's ocean economy generates $54.3 billion in revenue and supports 654,000 jobs. 1:25:15 Dr. David L. Valentine: In Orange County, the areas that I would look at most closely as being especially vulnerable on the environmental side would be the wetland environments. Places like Talbert Marsh where oil can surge in with the tide. And it can get trapped in those environments and it can get stuck and it won't come back out when the tide recedes. Those are especially vulnerable because they're these rich, diverse ecosystems. They provide a whole host of different services, whether it's flyways, or fisheries, or in keeping the nutrient levels moderated in coastal waters. And that oil can stick there and it can have a long term impact. And furthermore, cleanup in those cases can be very difficult because getting into a marsh and trying to clean it up manually can cause as much damage as oil can cause. 1:26:24 Dr. David L. Valentine: And then the other environment that I worry a lot about is the environment we can't see, that is what's going on under the surface of the ocean. And in that case, we can have oil that comes ashore and then gets pulled back offshore but is now denser because it's accumulated sand and other mineral matter. And that can be sticking around in the coastal ocean. We don't really understand how much of that there is or exactly where it goes. And that concerns me. 1:29:18 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): But Dr. Valentine, how concerned Do you think California should be that companies that own the offshore platforms, wells and pipelines might go bankrupt and pass decommissioning costs on to taxpayers? Dr. David L. Valentine: I think that we need to be very concerned. And this is not just a hypothetical, this is already happening. There are two instances that I can tell you about that I've been involved with personally. The first stems from the pipeline 901 rupture, also known as the Refugio, a big oil spill that happened in 2015. When that pipeline ruptured, it prevented oil from being further produced from platform Holley, off the coast of Santa Barbara just a few miles from my home. That platform when it was completely shut in, all 30 wells, was unable to produce any oil and the company, a small operator, went bankrupt. And then shortly thereafter, they went bankrupt again. And this time, they just gave up and they did something called quit claiming their lease back to the state of California. Meaning that the plugin abandonment and property commissioning fell into the lap of the State of California in that case, and that is an ongoing, ongoing saga. The second example I would give you is in Summerland. In 1896, the first offshore oil wells in this country were drilled from piers in Summerland. Those have been leaking over the years. And as recently as last year, there were three leaky oil wells coming up in Summerland. The state of California has found money to try alternative plug in abandonment strategies because anything traditional is not going to work on something that is 125 some odd years old. So that would be the second example where this is now falling into the taxpayers lap yet again. IMPACTS OF ABANDONED OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE NEED FOR STRONGER FEDERAL OVERSIGHT House Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. October 14, 2021 Witnesses: Dr. Donald Boesch Professor and President Emeritus, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Dr. Greg Stunz Endowed Chair for Fisheries and Ocean Health, and Professor of Marine Biology Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Texas A&M University Robert Schuwerk Executive Director, North America Office Carbon Tracker Initiative Ms. Jacqueline Savitz Chief Policy Officer, Oceana Clips 10:34 Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN): I can certainly provide a summary of things that will help keep energy prices down: issue onshore and offshore lease sales; reinstate the Presidential permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline; renew our commitment to exporting American energy, instead of importing foreign energy; reform a broken permitting process; and stop burdening domestic producers. 16:08 Dr. Donald Boesch: Oil and gas production from wells in less than 1000 feet of water declined as fuels discovered in the 80s and even earlier were depleted. Crude oil production in these relatively shallow waters declined by over 90% both in the Gulf and and in Southern California. Natural gas production in the OCS, which mainly came from the shallow water wells, declined by 80%. Offshore fossil energy production is now dominated in the deep water off the Gulf of Mexico, up to 7500 feet deep. Deepwater production grew by 38% just over the last 10 years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster. 17:05 Dr. Donald Boesch: Since the lifting of the crude oil export ban in 2016, last year there was 78% more crude oil exported from Gulf terminals, exported overseas, than actually produced in the US OCS and three times as much natural gas exported, than produced offshore. 18:06 Dr. Donald Boesch: So, the depletion of shallow water gas has left this legacy of old wells and declining resources and the infrastructure requires decommissioning and removal. Much of this infrastructure is not operated by the original leaseholders, but by smaller companies with lesser assets and technical and operational capacity. 18:40 Dr. Donald Boesch: Off Southern California there are 23 platforms in federal waters, eight of which are soon facing decommissioning. In the Gulf, on the other hand, there are 18,162 platforms and about 1000 of them will probably be decommissioned within this decade. 19:46 Dr. Donald Boesch: According to the GAO, as you pointed out, there are 600 miles of active pipelines in federal waters of the Gulf, and 18,000 miles of abandoned plant pipelines. The GAO found the Department of the Interior lacks a robust process for addressing the environmental and safety risk and ensuring clean up and burial standards are met. And also monitoring the long term fate of these, these pipelines. 20:54 Dr. Donald Boesch: At recent rates of production of oil and gas, the Gulf's crude oil oil reserves will be exhausted in only six or seven years. That is the proven reserves. Even with the undiscovered and economically recoverable oil that BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) estimates in the central and western Gulf, we would run out of oil about mid century. So unless some miracle allows us to capture all of the greenhouse gases that would be released, we really can't do that and achieve net zero emissions, whether it be by resource depletion, governmental or corporate policy, or investor and stockholder decisions. Offshore oil and gas production is likely to see it see a steep decline. So the greenhouse gas emissions pathway that we follow and how we deal with the legacy and remaining infrastructure will both play out over the next decade or two. 25:16 Dr. Greg Stuntz: In fact, these decades old structures hold tremendous amounts of fish biomass and our major economic drivers. A central question is, how do these structures perform in relation to mother nature or natural habitat and I'm pleased to report that in every parameter we use to measure that success. These artificial reefs produce at least as well are often better than the natural habitat. We observe higher densities of fish, faster growth and even similar output. Thus, by all measures, these data show artificial reefs are functioning at least equivalent on a per capita basis to enhance our marine resources. 28:54 Rob Schuwerk: When a company installs a platform and drills well, it creates an ARO, an obligation to reclaim that infrastructure when production ends. This costs money. But companies aren't required to get financial assurance for the full estimated costs today. Money to plug in active wells today comes from cash flows from oil and gas production. But what happens when that stops? The International Energy Agency sees peak oil and gas demand as early as 2025. This will make it harder to pay for decommissioning from future cash flows. Decommissioning is costly. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) data indicate that offshore AROs could range from $35 to over $50 billion while financial assurance requirements are about $3.47 billion. That is less than 10% of expected liability. The GAO believes these figures may actually underestimate the true costs of retiring the remaining deepwater infrastructure. 30:05 Rob Schuwerk: Only about a third of the unplug wells in the Gulf of Mexico have shown any production in the last 12 months. Why haven't the other two thirds already been retired? Because of uncertainty as to when to close and poor incentives. Infrastructure should be decommissioned when it's no longer useful. But the regulator has difficulty making that determination. This uncertainty explains why BSEE waits five years after a well becomes inactive to deem it no longer useful for operations with years more allowed for decommissioning. These delays increase the risk that operators will become unable to pay or simply disappear. We've seen this already with a variety of companies including Amplify Energy's predecessor Beta Dinoco off California and Fieldwood recently with Mexico. 30:55 Rob Schuwerk: There's also a problem of misaligned economic incentives. As it is virtually costless to keep wells unplugged, companies have no incentive to timely plug them. AROs are like an unsecured, interest free balloon loan from the government with no date of maturity. There's little incentive to save for repayment because operators bear no carrying cost and no risk in the case of default. If the ARO loan carried interest payments commensurate with the underlying non performance risk, producers would be incentivized to decommission non economic assets. The solution is simple, require financial assurance equivalent to the full cost of carrying out all decommissioning obligations. This could take the form of a surety bond, a sinking fund or some other form of restricted cash equivalent. If wells are still economic to operate, considering the carrying cost of financial assurance, the operator will continue production, if not they'll plug. In either case, the public is protected from these costs. 32:11 Rob Schuwerk: A key risk here is operator bankruptcy that causes liabilities to be passed on to others. And we could see this in the recent Fieldwood bankruptcy. Fieldwood was formed in 2012 and in 2013 acquired shallow water properties from Apache Corporation. It went through chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2018, and then undeterred, acquired additional deepwater platforms from Noble Energy. Fieldwood returned to bankruptcy in 2020. It characterized the decommissioning costs it shared with Apache as among the company's most significant liabilities. The bankruptcy plan created new companies to receive and decommission certain idle offshore assets. If they failed, prior operators and lessors would have to pay. Several large oil and gas companies objected to this proposal. They were concerned that if Fieldwood couldn't pay they would. Ultimately the plan was proved. The case illustrates a few key dynamics. First, if bankrupt companies cannot pay, others, including taxpayers, will. How much of the possibly $50 billion in offshore decommissioning liability is held by companies that are only a dragged anchor, a hurricane a leaking pipeline or oil price shock away from default? And second, as detailed in my written testimony, private companies who face liability risks understand them better than the government does. When they transfer wells, they demand financial protections that are in fact greater than what the government requires today. 36:02 Jacqueline Savitz: Supplemental bonds are necessary to protect taxpayers from the risk of spills but BOEM is overusing the waiver provisions that allow a financial strength test to waive requirements for supplemental bonds. BOEM regulations require that lessees furnish a relatively small general bond and while BOEM has discretion to acquire supplemental bonds, it generally waives those. General bonds that lessees are required to furnish don't come close to covering the cost of decommissioning and haven't been updated since 1993. Since that year, the cost of decommissioning has gone up in part because development has moved into deeper waters, only about 10% of offshore oil production in the Gulf was in deepwater in 1993. But by 2014, that figure rose to 80%. Regulations need to be updated to ensure the federal government and taxpayers are not left picking up the tab on decommissioning. According to GAO, only 8% of decommissioning liabilities in the Gulf of Mexico were covered by bonds or other financial assurance mechanisms, with the other 92% waived or simply unaccounted for. 38:06 Jacqueline Savitz: BSEE does not conduct oversight over decommissioning activities underway and it does not inspect decommissioned pipelines so the Bureau can't ensure that the industry has complied with required environmental mitigation. 38:17 Jacqueline Savitz: Leak detection technologies that the oil and gas industry touts as safer have not been proven to prevent major leaks. All pipelines in the Pacific region are reportedly equipped with advanced leak detection equipment. Though two weeks ago we saw exactly what can happen even with the so-called “Best Technology.” 42:00 Dr. Donald Boesch: In Hurricane Ida, all of a sudden appeared an oil slick, and it lasted for several days. And apparently it was traced to an abandoned pipeline that had not been fully cleared of all the residual oil in it so that all that oil leaked out during that incident. 47:59 Dr. Donald Boesch: One of the challenges though, is that this older infrastructure is not operating in the same standards and with the same capacity of those of the major oil companies that have to do that. So for example, when I noted that they detected this methane being leaked, they didn't detect it from the new offshore deepwater platforms which have all the right technology. It's in the older infrastructure that they're seeing. 54:14 Rob Schuwerk: There's actually one thing that exists offshore, joint and several liability, that only exists in certain jurisdictions onshore. So in some ways the situation onshore is worse. Because in some states like California you can go after prior operators if the current operator cannot pay, but in many jurisdictions you cannot. And our research has found that there is about $280 billion in onshore liability, and somewhere around 1% of that is covered by financial assurance bonds so, there is definitely an issue onshore rather than offshore. 55:04 Rob Schuwerk: The issue is just really giving them a financial incentive to be able to decommission. And that means they have to confront the cost of decommissioning and internalize that into their decision on whether continuing to produce from a well is economic or not. And so that means they need to have some kind of financial insurance in place that represents the actual cost. That could be a surety bond where they go to an insurer that acts as a guarantor for that amount. It could be a sinking fund, like we have in the context of nuclear where they go start putting money aside at the beginning, and it grows over time to be sufficient to plug the well at the end of its useful life. And there could be other forms of restricted cash that they maintain on the balance sheet for the benefit of these liabilities. 1:15:38 Jacqueline Savitz: Remember, there is no shortage of offshore oil and gas opportunity for the oil industry. The oil industry is sitting on so many, nearly 8.5 million acres of unused or non producing leases, 75% of the total lease acreage in public waters. They're sitting on it and not using it. So even if we ended all new leasing, it would not end offshore production. 1:22:35 Rob Schuwerk: Typically what we'll see as well to do companies will transfer these assets into other entities that have less financial means and wherewithal to actually conduct the cleanup. Rep. Katie Porter: So they're moving once they've taken the money, they've made the profit, then they're giving away they're basically transferring away the unprofitable, difficult, expensive part of this, which is the decommissioning portion. And they're transferring that. Are they transferring that to big healthy companies? Rob Schuwerk: No, often they're transferring it to companies that didn't exist even just prior to the transfer. Rep. Katie Porter: You mean a shell company? Rob Schuwerk: Yes. Rep. Katie Porter: Like an entity created just for the purpose of pushing off the cost of doing business so that you don't have to pay it even though you've got all the upside. Are you saying that this is what oil and gas companies do? Rob Schuwerk: We've seen this, yes. Rep. Katie Porter: And how does the law facilitate this? Rob Schuwerk: Well, I suppose on a couple of levels. On the one hand, there's very little oversight of the transfer. And so there's very little restriction from a regulatory standpoint, this is true, offshore and also onshore. So we see this behavior in both places. And then secondary to that there are actions that companies can take in bankruptcy that can effectively pass these liabilities on to taxpayers eventually and so some of it is to be able to use that event, the new company goes bankrupt. 1:25:01 Rob Schuwerk: Certainly no private actor would do what the federal government does, which is not have a security for these risks. MISUSE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS AND CORPORATE WELFARE IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY House Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations May 19, 2021 Witnesses: Laura Zachary Co-Director, Apogee Economics & Policy Tim Stretton Policy Analyst, Project on Government Oversight (POGO) Clips 27:10 Laura Zachary: There have long been calls for fiscal reforms to the federal oil and gas program. Compared to how states managed oil and gas leasing, the federal government forgoes at least a third of the revenue that could have been captured for taxpayers 27:25 Laura Zachary: On January 27 of this year, the Biden administration signed Executive Order 14008 that pauses issuing new federal oil and gas leases. And importantly, the language implies a temporary pause, only on issuing new leases, not on issuing drilling permits. This is a critical distinction for what the impacts of a pause could be. Very importantly, federal permitting data confirms that to date, there has been no pause on issuing drilling permits for both onshore and offshore. And in fact, since the pause began, Department of Interior has approved drilling permits at rates in line with past administrations. 37:08 Tim Stretton: Because taxpayers own resources such as oil and gas that are extracted from public lands, the government is legally required to collect royalties for the resources produced from leases on these lands. Project on Government Oversight's investigations into the federal government's oversight of the oil, gas and mining industries have uncovered widespread corruption that allows industry to cheat U.S. taxpayers out of billions of dollars worth of potential income. Given the amount of money at stake and the oil and gas industry's history of deliberately concealing the value of the resources they've extracted with the intent of underpaying royalties, the government should be particularly vigilant in ensuring companies pay their fair share for the resources they extract. 46:28 Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR): We are here today for the majority's attempt, which I believe is more of a publicity stunt to criticize the oil and gas industry than to talk about real facts and data. The playbook is a simple one: recycled talking points to vilify the industry and to paint a distorted picture of so-called good versus evil. I'm sure that we'll hear more about corporate subsidies that aren't. We'll hear about unfair royalty rates that aren't and we'll hear many other meme worthy talking points that fail the logic test. 47:35_ Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR): What we're -really talking about today is an industry that provides reliable and affordable energy to our nation. This isan industry that contributes to almost 10 million jobs and plays a vital role in our daily lives. In fact, we cannot conduct virtual hearings like this without the fossil fuel industry. And of course, when myself and my colleagues travel to Washington, DC, we rely on this industry to fly or to drive here. 49:33 Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR): But they ignore the real world consequences of demonizing this industry. The results are devastating job loss and the loss of public education funding to name just a few. 54:05 Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN): I also had a roundtable discussion and learned how New Mexico schools received nearly $1.4 billion in funding from oil and gas just last year. 55:08 Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA): Mr. Stretton, how long has your organization been conducting oversight of oil and gas production on federal lands? Tim Stretton: For decades, I mean, we started doing this work in the early 90s. And actually, some of our earliest work in the space was uncovering in excess of a billion dollars in unpaid royalties to your home state of California. Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA): And you mentioned, what are some of the patterns? You've been doing this for decades? What are some of the patterns that you observe over time? Tim Stretton: The oil and gas industry working with each other to really undervalue the resources they were selling, fraudulently telling the government the value of those resources, which left billions of dollars in unpaid revenue going to the federal government. 1:01:09 Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ): There are some people who have made environmentalism a religion. Rather than focus on solutions that can make lives better for people, some would prefer to vilify an industry that provides immeasurable benefits to people's livelihood in the function of modern day society. 1:04:21 Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ): The other side looks at globalism, you know this environmental movement globally. So it makes more sense to me at least and folks I come from that we produce it cleaner more efficiently than anybody else in the world. And so that geopolitical application, if you're an environmentalist, you would want more American clean oil and gas out there versus Russian dirty or Chinese dirty gas. 02:37:23 Rep. Blake Moore (R-UT): In January state education superintendents in Wyoming, Miami, North Dakota, Alaska, and Utah submitted a letter to President Biden outlining their concerns with the administration's oil and gas ban which has reduced funding used to educate our rising generation. 02:43:35 Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NM): I'm glad to be able to highlight the true success story of the oil and gas industry in my home state of New Mexico. To put it simply, the oil and gas industry is the economic backbone of New Mexico and has been for decades. The industry employs 134,000 People statewide and provides over a billion dollars each year to fund our public education. 02:44:30 Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NM): Many of my Democratic colleagues have stated that green energy jobs can replace the loss of traditional energy jobs, like the 134,000 Oil and Gas jobs in my state. Many also say that we need to be transitioning to a completely carbon free energy grid. Can you tell me and the committee why both of those ideas are completely fantasy? Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

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Ben & Woods On Demand Podcast
Ben And Woods Foreplay

Ben & Woods On Demand Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 19:16


Ben, Woods, and Paul get your ready for Thursday's show with a little foreplay! Listen here as Woods talks about what his day was like yesterday in the slums of... Encinitas... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tiny Climate Challenge
028 Creating Community with Amanda Essoh & Jim Wang

Tiny Climate Challenge

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 41:41


In this Tiny Climate Challenge episode, our Guest Challengers Amanda Essoh and Jim Wang discuss how they serendipitously met each other on a plane, spontaneously connected with folks in their local communities and organically created communities of their own to help elevate their voices and make a difference in our world. Guest Expert/Challenger Contact Information LinkedIn: Amanda Essoh LinkedIn: Jim Wang Expert/Guest Challenger Bio Amanda Essoh is a second-year Ph.D. student of Medical Sciences focusing on the intersection of stress and addiction. She joined a career in neuroscience research to contribute to burgeoning knowledge about mental health and illness. Her daily routine consists of conducting experiments to map the path of stress hormones across brain regions to measure their contribution to addictive behaviors. She ultimately plans to apply this foundation to an independent research career studying anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Aside from lab work, she is an enthusiastic participant in education outreach to local schools near her university and actively works to hone her science communication skills. Amanda is eager to complement her passion for unraveling biological mechanisms with improving the accessibility and quality of fundamental science education. She is confident that a strong tie between researchers and the community is vital to finding a unified solution to anthropogenic climate change.  Jim Wang is a California resident who is concerned about our environment, our communities, and our future. Working through the City of Encinitas' Environmental Commission, his city has acted to reduce plastic waste, adopted a Climate Action Plan committed to 100% clean electricity, created an Environmental Award, and declared a Climate Emergency. His academic background includes degrees in engineering and geoscience from MIT and University of California Berkeley. Links mentioned Eco Sustainability Peeps Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center Ashley Mazanec American Geophysical Union San Diego Community Power Ana and Mama Talk Climate Change The 48 Hour Film Project Climate Action Campaign Sierra Club I Love A Clean San Diego Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment Women in Science and Engineering Patzcuaro Sustentable Climate Reality Project  Contact Us Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com We are grateful for the generosity of Ashley Mazanec and her permission to use "Possible" from her album "Let's Talk About The Weather" available on iTunes or Bandcamp. Ashley is an Eco Musician, and the co-founder of Let's Talk About The Weather podcast at EcoArts Foundation. 

Name Drop San Diego
Expert horticulturist Ari Novy says it's OK to kill plants

Name Drop San Diego

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 33:27


Ari Novy is the president and CEO of the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. He is an expert horticulturist and a fourth generation florist.

IQ PODCASTS
Quade Kelley LIVE on Local Umbrella Media with Brad Weber

IQ PODCASTS

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 13:19


Quade is one of 36 Kid Reporters in Scholastic Kids Press. He is 12 years old, in 7th grade, and lives in Encinitas, CA. This is Quade's 2nd year in the Scholastic Kids Press program. He has interviewed Olympic athletes, and covered stories including biochemist Jennifer A. Doudna and microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier receiving Nobel Prizes, and the SpaceX Crew Dragon heading to the International Space Station.Link to online Kid Reporter bio: https://kpcnotebook.scholastic.com/user/374

Bitch Slap  ...The Accelerated Path to Peace!
Funnel Hacking Live 2021 Changes My Life. Part #1

Bitch Slap ...The Accelerated Path to Peace!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 12:26


Live conferences have an opportunity to come back and they are powerful. To be in that energy and that love in that community.  It plants the seeds for a new vision of how I can be of service to my community.  And I realize that the relationship with my boys is healed. Administrative: (See episode transcript below)Check out the Tools For A Good Life Summit here: Virtually and FOR FREE https://bit.ly/ToolsForAGoodLifeSummitStart podcasting!  These are the best mobile mic's for IOS and Android phones.  You can literally take them anywhere on the fly.Get the Shure MV88 mobile mic for IOS,  https://amzn.to/3z2NrIJGet the Shure MV88+ for  mobile mic for Android  https://amzn.to/3ly8SNjGet A Course In Miracles Here! https://amzn.to/3hoE7sAAccess my “Insiders Guide to Finding Peace” here: https://belove.media/peaceSee more resources at https://belove.media/resourcesEmail me: contact@belove.mediaFor social Media:      https://www.instagram.com/mrmischaz/https://www.facebook.com/MischaZvegintzovSubscribe and share to help spread the love for a better world!As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.Transcript: Mischa Z: 00:53 Oh my gosh. I better start recording quick. I'm looking at the battery power on my phone and it says 26. And I'm actually trying recording with a Motiv video app. It turns out there's a Motiv video app. So I have this portable mic, the Shure MV88 for an apple, the MV88+ for um, Android. You can go to my show notes, click the link and support my efforts. If you're going to get one of those mic by purchasing through my, um, through my link, I am an Amazon affiliate. You'll get the same great price that Amazon has to offer. You just will be supporting me and my efforts. So if you're going to buy a mic, grab one of those two, they are the best. I have them both. Use them for my eye pads on my Mac's or your Wintel or whatever it is. Um, I think Wintel just gave away my age. Do they even say Wintel? Tell anymore? Um, anyhow, I needed to pull out the mic. I needed to start recording. I was just at Funnel Hacking Live Funnel Hacking Live. You can go to www.funnelhackinglive.com/2022 and get tickets for Funnel Hacking Live 2022 October in Orlando, Florida. I just got done. It was awesome. It was epic. Dare I say, life-changing dare I say life-changing there. Um, there as in not they are, but they're.Mischa Z: 02:52 Oh my gosh. I can't tell you how many thoughts I have going through my mind right now. Um, I did not record. I was there from Tuesday. I jumped on a plane Tuesday, September 21st, 2021. And got home Sunday, the 26th, September, 2021 and did not record one episode. And, um, it's full on at that Funnel Hacking Live so full on, I mean, all day, every day. What there's 2,500 people there live. 2000 people, 3000 people, um, that, uh, zoomed in. It was sold out, which is pretty crazy given the environment. I am Vaxxed. This is not to say whether that's good, bad, whatever, alls I know I was inspired to go. I did. And, uh, pretty cool because, oh gosh, let's see. Why was it cool? One thing is that, you know, conference live conferences, at least in the moment in America, um, have an opportunity to come back and gosh, how powerful are they so powerful to be in that energy and that love in that community. Funnel hackers, where we are...I'm going to say, I am part of the family.Mischa Z: 04:27 I am all in. The Kool-Aid you see that big jug of Kool-Aid squarely on the table in front of you. I am drinking that Kool-Aid oh, yes, I am. I am being indoctrinated into the system and thank God. Um, where, where do I want to go with this? Um, where was I going with all this I'm indoctrinated into the, um, the community, the Funnel Hacking Live community. As a matter of fact, I sort of went backwards into it though. I started with the high end coaching program, the Two Comma Club X, which is like expensive entry into it. So glad I did it still, it will be re-upping of course, as I record this. Um, but it is a financial commitment and my heart pulled me to it. I signed up, this is back in actually September of last year, um, probably a year ago to the date as I record this, which is pretty awesome. Morning. Um, holy mackerel, you know, I just have a new vision of how I can of service to the world within this community. Um, there was one of the big moments was as I was flying there.Mischa Z: 06:13 I super cool, actually on the airplane, I wrote the email that went out to my email list. Hello, any of my beautiful email list listeners. I just thought it was so cool. I bought my iPad so I could do all this. I bought an iPad that iPad Air 4. I'll be sure to get that link up on the, um, on, uh, on, uh, my Amazon, uh, page or on my, uh, that link in the show notes. And again, please support me, right? Like part of this whole thing is, uh, is, uh, you know, we, we, uh. It's a labor of love for me. And, um, anything you can do to support that, um, I'm asking you, I, I, whatever, just... I'm and part of that as I go sideways again, is that I've really realizing how can I support other people and, and how can I click on their affiliate links and buy through their, through their channels?Mischa Z: 07:26 Cause at, for a time I would have a propensity to want to go direct, but people are putting their spirit into efforts and why would I feel the need to bypass them? I don't anymore. And I see it now, I got a friend who makes sunglasses and, um, I can get a discount from him. I'm sure. Actually not. I'm sure I have in the past, he makes incredible 3 D printed sunglasses. They're amazing. And they're made with, um, out of castor bean oil. So castor beans. Like they grow, it's a weed, at least in Encinitas, it's a weed and they grow. So you can make 3 D printed goods out of weed beans that are amazing and beautiful and functional. And you're not perhaps adding to the, um, the fossil fuel dilemma. Wow! I've got so many paths going. So I'm flying on the plane.Mischa Z: 08:46 I believe I know how I'm supposed to serve my audience. You know, I, I went through this major, uh, people in my life where I quit my career and, uh, you know, did this amazing work, um, a big chunk of it was with Kyle cease. Kyle Cease has what's called the Entrepreneurial Journey. No, it's the Complete Journey. He also has the Entrepreneurial Shift. I did them both, but the first big, big, big shift for me and some of my darkest moments of desperation when I was willing finally, to be open to some outside help was I dove into Kyle Cease's program, did his Complete, what's called the Complete Journey. I encourage anyone to go do it. That is not an affiliate link for me, but Google Kyle Cease's Complete Journey. Don't think buy, buy it. Anyhow, I did that. And, uh, it, it was a major transformation for me. It was a catalyst to me, healing relationships with my children. And I had this major, massive moment at the FHL 2021, where I just was where Tony Robbins was speaking. And he had us do this exercise, gratitude exercise. And I just realized how healed those relationships are with my two boys Cooper and Waylon who are 18 and 20. Love you boys. Um, like this, this, I was sobbing with gratitude.Mischa Z: 10:33 Two guys were there with me. I mean, there were thousands of people there. It was mayhem. And, um, and, uh, who was it? It was Rick, Rich Hayhurst. He's amazing. Google him and James Mays. James Mays owns a music school that a School Of Rock was based on, uh, James, sorry to call you out. Right. Cause well, but both amazing gentlemen, you should Google them and take advantage of their services. So Rick helps with, uh, internet marketing and, uh, he's got a company called Blitz Blitz B. Anyway, I just say that because I I'm just checking time. All right. I'm going to have a part to, uh, I'm just saying that because listen for part two and I will continue the story love to all, that's what we call an open loop. Okay. Peace out. Thank you.

Real Estate Marketing Dude
No One Cares What the F*ck You Look Like On Video

Real Estate Marketing Dude

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 19:30


What we're going to be teaching about today is about how to get over that hump. That big hump of getting on video, because I don't know what it is with a lot of people, but let's be honest, you're sitting there listening to this show right now and in the back of your mind, you're telling yourself, Hey, I know I need to get on video. Instead of getting to work you delay the process. The reason why I know that is because it's the fourth quarter and I can predict when the calls are going to come into our company and people will say Hey, Mike, I'm gonna do video this year, and they're already starting to happen. If you don't know, we script, distribute videos, and basically build your show and become your marketing dude, and make it really fucking simple. But this isn't about us. What I want to do today is show you how we get each and every one of those people comfortable on the camera and get used to, you know, creating content.Three Things You'll Learn in This EpisodeWhy it is important to get yourself on videoHow to get started on video and get yourself a real estate marketing dudeWhy most people shy away from video and how to get the f*ck over itResourcesReal Estate Marketing DudeThe Listing Advocate (Earn more listings!)REMD on YouTubeREMD on InstagramTranscript:So how do you attract new business you constantly don't have to chase it. Hi, I'm Mike way ambassador, real estate marketing. This podcast is all about building a strong personal brand people have come to know, like trust and most importantly, refer. But remember, it is not their job to remember what you do for a living. It's your job to remind them. Let's get started What's up ladies and gentlemen, welcome another episode of the real estate marketing dude, podcast. Book folks haven't had any guests lately, I've just been sort of lazy on booking them sort of having a good time, doing a little bit of teaching. So what we're going to be teaching about today is about how to get over that hump. That big hump of getting on video, because I don't know what it is with a lot of people. But let's be honest, like you're sitting there listening to this show right now you kick that can down the road for far too long. And in the back of your mind, you're telling yourself, Hey, I know I need to get on video. I know I need to get on video. But you know what, it's been such a good year, I could just wait one more week. And then that week turns into a month and then a month turns into six months and then another year. And the reason why I know that is because it's the fourth quarter. And I can predict when the calls are going to come into our company, I can predict when they say Hey, Mike, I'm gonna video this year, and they're already starting to happen. And we're only in October. And if you don't know, we script that it distribute videos, and basically build your show and become your marketing dude, and make it really fucking simple. But this isn't about us. What I want to do today is show you how we get each and every one of those people comfortable on the camera and get used to, you know, creating content. Like I didn't practice for this podcast right here, I just literally hit record. And it's because I'm passionate about my trade, I know exactly how to communicate with my audience, I know exactly who my brand is. And that doesn't happen overnight. That takes time it takes, you know, takes time and energy, but where it all starts is by havingthe wherewithal or the called the balls to go out and say, hey, look, I'm a personal brand. People don't hire my broker or my bank or whatever, they hire me. And when you first realize that you are the brand, that's when everything changes, you see, we often times just look at ourselves, and we think I'm just an individual, like, for me, I'm a dad, I have three kids, you know, I have feelings, I get emotional, you know, I get stressed out quite a bit, guys, I have anxiety, you know, but we don't voice those different things to the world. But the truth is, is that our vulnerabilities are the best marketing piece we have. And that's part of what embracing your brand is all about. It's not about connecting with 45 Different million people because a jack of all trades is the master of none. It's about connecting with those people whom you who are your brothers from another mother, your sisters from another mister your people, your friends, your family, look at the last 10 clients that you attracted and you close a transaction with and I want you to ask yourself, well, I just closed a transaction with 10 people. Why did I all become Why'd they all feel like they're my friends? Like, why did I start drinking beer with them? Like why do I want to hang out with these people? Well, the reason is because consumers choose you based upon the comfort level they feel with you, especially in our business, and you don't attract like people on accident. It's just how it is people are attracted to like people, especially when they're buying or selling real estate, it's one of the biggest financial moves they're ever gonna make, they're not going to do it with someone they don't relate with. Which comes back to my original point, authenticity, because that's what identifying your brand really is. You don't have to create videos about real estate if you want to. That's great. That just means you love real estate. But you have to create videos and match them with your daily life, your personal brand. And the very first thing to get over how to get over being on the camera is actually start with a strategy that you're excited about. If I was going to go out and start shooting a bunch of videos on, I don't know, playing video games, like I don't play video games, I don't have fun playing video games. My videos would be very boring on video games. Why? Because I would be not very entertaining, playing video games. It's just not my thing. So what does that mean? Well, it means you create stuff that you already do see videos and lead generation, it's communication. And it's impossible to communicate in the correct way or an authentic way when you're being forced to do something you're not comfortable with. Therefore, it's always while we create a branding strategy, it's always why we create a communication strategy. So the first question you have to ask yourself is am I doing video long term in my using video to build my brand over Time, or am I going to go ahead and use video, just because I need a few videos like maybe I need a sales video, some running ads, maybe I need some core videos on my website because I need to help convert some more leads or whatever that may be. But if you're going to create your brand with video, you need to have a theme you need to determine which is the right way to do videos for you. So let's go ahead and put this into context with a couple different stories to show you. So I'm gonna give you a couple ideas on some shows we created this month. The best one I love. I love this dude. We create a show for mortgage broker in Fort Collins. If you guys have any business to do in Fort Collins, look him up. His name is Aaron Beatty. And we first meet Aaron I noticed that he has a huge beard. He has a he's wearing a hat. Aaron looks like a lumberjack like Aaron, your Instagram handle. He goes oh, well, um, you know, Colorado's bearded lender. I'm like done. So we came up with a show a video series called beard budget. Why would we do that? Well, I know beard is his personal brand. I know that he focuses on the cost of living in Fort Collins because he's a mortgage broker. So what a better way to brand that than just to say beard budget. I don't care. He doesn't have to say it from the top of his brain that he's a mortgage broker. But every time someone watches beer budget, they're going to infer his mortgage broker without him having to say it. Now that he has a strategy under a show, what kind of content would you create with beer budget? Well, you can easily do neighborhood tours and talk about the budget. In each, you could do a beard budget show just on the different types of loans available. You could do a beard budget show on brewery tours, it doesn't have to be real estate, you could do how to spend a day in Fort Collins on a budget. Think of the moviehalf baked if you've ever seen that movie when Oh my God, what's his name, but he takes the girl out to date and he only has $7? Well, if you watch that scene in the movie, every time he has the buy her something like an ice cream cone or hot dog, he starts losing that money. And he's scared about running out of money and being embarrassed on the date. That is the branding strategy for this individual. But let's go ahead and switch gears and let's just say oh, I don't have a beard, Mike. Neither do I. But what would I do if I'm just like a regular agent? You know, I'm just like a regular plain Jane person, you know, I sort of get along with everybody. No, you don't you haven't dialed in your brand. yet. I'm telling you, you do not get along with everybody. You are not God, and you are not perfect. So don't try to be what you really want to do is figure out average the last 10 clients you have, and then be like, Hey, how would I? How would I communicate to them? If I had a reality show? What would the name of it be? That's how you build your brand. That's how you build your video strategy. Okay, one more example. Go on. Let me think of one more. Okay. So let's do a Geographic show. I'm gonna launch a Geographic show here in San Diego. I use it when I'm doing actually. So long story short, we're starting a team here in San Diego. And we're, we're creating the first real estate marketing company powered by real estate agents. So we're going to be creating content for people. If you're in a market that you're interested in exploring that opportunity with us, please feel free to reach out and visit us at real estate marketing dude. Because we are going to be setting up expansion teams throughout the country and the name of our website is called your real estate dudes. So we're going to do teams separated across the country from all different types of brands, and or whatnot. But the name of my show here is called North County vibes. vibes. Why would I have a show called North County vibes? Well, totally goes with dudes. I could have North County vibes. Hey, bro. This is like the flow of it down here. That's how I am outside. We're shooting our first two videos, actually today. We're going to do a downtown Encinitas tour. And we're gonna talk about all the cool restaurants, the bars, two breweries that are on the little strip there. Then we're talking about the pros and cons of living here in Encinitas. And we're gonna just go through it. And we're going to do it in a very duty type of way. But it's how we do content that people remember. So the first thing you need to do is figure out how to communicate, I highly suggest starting a show if you're gonna create an ongoing series, because just like this podcast, I wasn't going to shoot this week, I didn't have a guest. But if I don't shoot this podcast right now into this episode, I don't have anything to publish on Saturday. It's my job as a media company to keep publishing content so that you guys can tune in, listen to it, get more ideas, and start implementing them in your markets. That's how I run my brand. That's how I find more clients. Okay, so it's no differently than how you can do it in your own now, let's get to the actual shoot. So what is your strategy? Most people are are stuck because they don't have the right strategy with video. They're just doing video because Tom Ferry told them to and you're just trying to check a box or your coach told you to but the video idea your coach told you to videos and you're like that's fucking boring. I don't want to do market reports. Then don't fucking do Boom, because that's never gonna work for you, because you already lost the battle, you're getting on camera, doing something that you're not comfortable with, therefore, your videos never going to look good. You're never going to be authentic in it. That's just the truth. You got to be excited about your strategy, if you need help with that you call a real estate marketing dude. Now, secondly, let's talk about why people buckle at the knees. When the camera turns on, if you don't know what I'm talking about, like if you ever noticed, like,when you get a call from a random stranger, let's just say someone calls you up, hey, I'm coming in your market. I'm gonna spend a million dollars was spent a million dollars with you and coming in your market? Do you actually like worry about how you're going to answer the question? Like if that guy comes in? Hey, I want to why don't you tell me what the downtown Encinitas looks like? I'm gonna come in there. I want to spend about 1.5 million, but I really want to make sure I like the downtown area. Am I going to think twice on how I answer that question or respond to that individual? Absolutely not. So then why the fuck do you think twice about what you say into a camera, the only difference between talking to a camera versus talking to an individual is just the context of the situation. But you're always talking to one person one at a time. And the reason I don't know why it makes us buckle up Dinesen when we see that record button ricin in front of a camera. But if you close your eyes and use envision yourself talking to one person at a time, one person at a time, that's really what it is. Go head on YouTube, right now look at some of our clients stuff, look at other agents stuff, see what they're doing. And that once I have the most views of the most conversational, they're not ever selling anything. They're just giving information. And as a real estate agent, as a lender, that's your job. You give information about your product, service and community. That's what the hell we sell. We don't sell houses, we saw the communities those houses resided. And that's a different train of thought and how you bring up and think about your content strategy going forward. So the other thing too, is like to be shooting videos. You should never be nervous in the act of shooting a video. And the reason is because if you don't like the way you look, guess why you just don't post it or don't send it to anybody. Therefore the act of shooting What the fuck are you worried about? Who's gonna see you besides yourself? And us if you're using you and your editor, or your producer or your editor or your script writer, whatever it may be? What are you worried about? If your video looks like crap, reshoot it in practice, but it's not hard, it's just new, the biggest challenge people have is just getting started. Just like in anything else. Like, look. We've had our third kid and I've had three kids, okay. Every time we have a kid, I gain as much weight as my wife does in the pregnancy. And I'm like, hey, this time,I'm gonna eat healthy. Not gonna gain 15 to 20 pounds.I'm gonna do this guess what I gained 15 to 20 pounds. Now I'm in the process of working out losing that weight. And it's working but took me freakin two months to commit to being consistent. at getting back on the we bought the peloton thing here I am in my garage. And it took two weeks to do that. So what I'm saying are two months. I mean, just to get back in the trainer thing. So much like what is approaching video. Anytime you do something new, it's very uncomfortable. But no one's ever growing. Unless they're uncomfortable. I don't know about you. But I like to be the most uncomfortable person at all given times when it comes to business. Because when I am, that means I'm fucking growing it. It's when you become complacent that you hit your own damn glass ceiling. And that's the same approach with video. If you come in and you say, Oh, this is this is just gonna suck every time it's all mindset. No, it doesn't suck every time I look at some of our first videos I sucked on them, doesn't mean I didn't get good at them. Now I could talk your face off, just by fucking sitting here. I don't even plan this video. I'm talking to you for the last 25 minutes on my own. And I don't have any script. Why? Because over time, you get better. And you're not shooting video, you're creating content. But here's why you should be motivated by it. 10 to 15% of the people who see your content will be moving this year and 100% of them have referral for you. So that means everyone always asked me Mike, what's the ROI in video? What's the ROI in video? First answer is hey, listen, you're never going to be able to determine that because you're not going to know what one video did. And what one video made someone actually pick up the phone and call you just like I don't know what podcast you listen to that actually got you to get off your ass and finally scheduled the damn demo with the real estate market you do so I guess they're blown up your brand and blow up your shit. That's what I'm talking about. Look at all the subliminal call to actions I'm throwing in throughout this podcast. I learned that over time. Why? Because I started at one point and I disciplined myself in the process and that promise you that's what happens when you get with video. No, it's not hard. It's just new. But just like in anything, the first time I drove a car, it was very hard. As a matter of fact, I don't even know how to drive stick shift. If I tried to do stick shift right now I'm shitting my pants, I don't want to do stick shift. But if I the first time I did it, it probably embarrassed myself. I probably embarrass myself the second time, and eventually, I'd be taking that Jeep on the beach, running through waves driving stick shift. So my point is, is that when you're creating content, there's absolutely no excuse for you to be scared of getting on video because guess what, you look like that every fucking day. And you sound like that every fucking day. If you're scared to get on video, you're scared to sell a house and meet with a client face to face because that's all video is. And this entire thing is just mindset. Don't overthink this process, or let anyone else get an away. Are there going to be some people who don't like your videos and haters? Yes, there will. But that means when you're doing it right. You're not think I have haters? Fuck you haters. I could give two shits about my haters. No one cares. You're not supposed to resonate with everybody and the second you embrace that and love it and realize that God made you as an individual human being and you're the only one like you in the entire freakin world. That's pretty damn cool. And yes, you have something to offer. That's what that means. So Will people not like your videos? Yes. Will people like your videos? Yes. Should you care? Absolutely not. If you here's what it comes down to and I'll close with this. If you truly believe in your heart, that you're the best lender investor real estate agent whoever the hell you are. Whether you're not even in real estate, I don't care best bakery owner. If you're the best at what you do for a living, it actually becomes your obligation to let the world know about it. If not, you're a fucking dickhead. Let me say that one more time. If you believe you are the best person for the job, it becomes your obligation to tell the world about it and serve them I have no problem telling people I am the absolute best at real estate marketing video content creation and repurposing in the country because I fucking amand there's gonna be other people Oh, no, he's not No I am. Why? Because I think I am do I have competition? Of course I do. But if I don't create content How the hell am I gonna scream it from the rooftops? How am I going to continue to pay my employees pay for my kids and do all that stuff it's because I'm a brand and I'm not marketing my individual a marketing my brand the second you differentiate that is the second video becomes easy. If you guys have any questions about video getting started or anything call us up schedule demo, give us a shot. Real estate marketing dude, I've sold real estate for 18 years I speak real Turkish that's why it's easy for me to script edit distribute all of your content anywhere you're out in the United States. So if you even question it, at the very least, take all the free content on our site. At the very least hire local person but just do it. I don't care if you hire us just get on damn video because if you're not marketing your network and marketing your brand, I promise you somebody else's and that's the exact reason why you log on to facebook maybe every other month and realize that someone stole one of your clients or someone forgot your only real estate you're learning it's not their job to remember what you do for a living it's your job to fucking remind them remember that your personal brand embrace it, and scream it from the damn rooftops thank you folks for listening to their episode the real estate marketing Dude, please visit our website at real estate marketing do.com You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel if you like our content and like seeing our videos and also connect with us on social Facebook Instagram and I'm getting the huge tick tock channel finally set up these guys happy Halloween. Thank you for watching another episode of the real estate marketing dude podcast. If you need help with video or finding out what your brand is, visit our website at WWW dot real estate marketing dude.com We make branding and video content creation simple and do everything for you. So if you have any additional questions, visit the site, download the training, and then schedule a time to speak with the dude and get you rolling in your local marketplace. Thanks for watching another episode of the podcasts. We'll see you nexttime.

Bitch Slap  ...The Accelerated Path to Peace!
Interview #43 Brahman Kyrie checks herself into prison…

Bitch Slap ...The Accelerated Path to Peace!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 44:17


Brahman Kyrie weaves trauma-informed inner child healing, with ancient Sanskrit mantras to liberate her clients from past traumas and blockages. Her wisdom teachings, coupled with emotional mastery are potent platforms for self-realization, personal empowerment, and attaining deep peace. Om Namo Narayani.Administrative: (See episode transcript below)Check out the Tools For A Good Life Summit here: Virtually and FOR FREE https://bit.ly/ToolsForAGoodLifeSummitCheck out Brahman Kyrie's stuff here: https://www.thebrahmanproject.com/brahmankyrieStart podcasting!  These are the best mobile mic's for IOS and Android phones.  You can literally take them anywhere on the fly.Get the Shure MV88 mobile mic for IOS,  https://amzn.to/3z2NrIJGet the Shure MV88+ for  mobile mic for Android  https://amzn.to/3ly8SNjGet A Course In Miracles Here! https://amzn.to/3hoE7sAAccess my “Insiders Guide to Finding Peace” here: https://belove.media/peaceSee more resources at https://belove.media/resourcesEmail me: contact@belove.mediaFor social Media:      https://www.instagram.com/mrmischaz/https://www.facebook.com/MischaZvegintzovSubscribe and share to help spread the love for a better world!As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.Transcript: [music]0:00:05.6 Mischa Zvegintzov: Welcome back, everybody to the Tools For A Good Life Summit. And right now, I would like to introduce to you, Brahman Kyrie. Brahman Kyrie, welcome to the Summit.0:00:16.7 Brahman Kyrie: Hi, thanks so much for having me.0:00:18.9 Mischa Z: Indeed. I'm gonna read your bio real quick, if you don't mind.0:00:22.4 Brahman Kyrie: Sure.0:00:23.2 Mischa Z: Fantastic. So Brahman Kyrie is a spiritual leader and energy healer who lives here in Encinitas, California. You founded the Brahman Project, a humanitarian foundation, focused on spiritual education for the soul, sacred ceremony, meditation healing, prison rehabilitation programs, which I can't wait to talk about for a moment, support for animals, both here in the US and globally. Brahman Kyrie has also created prison ministry programs, such as Freedom on the Inside Prison Project, and... Is it PFIFER Re Entry program?0:01:08.0 Brahman Kyrie: Uh-huh. Yeah, yeah.0:01:08.6 Mischa Z: Yeah, PFIFER Re Entry program. Yeah. And is completely devoted to serving your community, both in the temple and in the prison. Brahman Kyrie weaves trauma-informed inner child healing, with ancient Sanskrit mantras to liberate her clients from past traumas and blockages. Her wisdom teachings, coupled with emotional mastery are potent platforms for self-realization, personal empowerment, and attaining deep peace. Om Namo Narayani.0:01:45.0 Brahman Kyrie: Om Namo Narayani. Amen.0:01:48.4 Mischa Z: Amen. Yes. So, we were... You, before we were doing this, earlier this morning, texted me a bunch of pictures from about six years ago, when we were in India. Pictures from India.0:02:08.9 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah.0:02:09.6 Mischa Z: Yes, and we went and saw your guru.0:02:13.6 Brahman Kyrie: Went and saw Amma. There were some beautiful... I love the one in the selfie stick. I didn't really know how to use a selfie stick in, so I was taking photos and the whole selfie stick was in the photo. Did you see that? It's just really funny. Where Amma sort of... Yeah.0:02:27.5 Mischa Z: And so we saw Amma and not the hugging Amma, I know sometimes people can get confused. But we hung out with elephants, we fed orphans, we did many pujas, maybe you could tell somebody quickly what a puja is, 'cause we'll probably be talking about pujas, Satsangs, healings...0:02:54.5 Brahman Kyrie: All good stuff.0:02:56.0 Mischa Z: All good stuff. When I met you six, seven years ago, that none of it was in my radar, and all of a sudden out of a moment of spiritual desperation, the universe was like, you need to meet Brahman Kyrie and boink, there you were. So...0:03:12.2 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah. Well, I love our journey together, Mischa. I love that you came to India and all those sacred ceremonies and different things were new to me as well, and puja particularly is a sacred ceremony. It's a devotional ceremony, and the mind is a really fickle thing, and sometimes I'm a... I have a bit of an obsessive mind and I find it very hard to meditate quiet, I can't quiet my mind really... And then when we do puja, it's a ceremony where you focus your mind on something, so it can be a picture or it can be an idol, or it could be whatever, your dog or a plant or anything, you can do puja to anything, and you focus your mind on that thing and then you do like a devotional ceremony, whether that ceremony is flowers or the sacred bathing ceremony, you're pouring water on that statue or on the garden or whatever, and it actually brings in the divine energy and it expands your energy field and quietens your mind. And in that moment when you're doing the puja, it's like you're totally connected in with the divine energy. It's beautiful.0:04:27.8 Mischa Z: Yes, that's very beautiful. I've got to experience that meditation process and love it. And then Satsang, tell us what Satsang is, right? 'Cause that's a very power... Can be a very powerful experience as well, healing.0:04:44.8 Brahman Kyrie: It is very healing because it's the collective group. So Satsang means gathering of truth seekers, and so when we all get together like that and then we have this common will or the Sankalpa... The common will of the group is we want healing and freedom and liberation and activation, and so as we're chanting and we're singing and we're meditating, it's a guided meditation really, where we invoke the many name, different names and flavors of the Divine, we're multi-face, so it's like whatever you think we agree with you kind of thing, just do that follow your heart and so we invoke those names, and then we do a guided meditation, then throughout the guided meditation, there's songs that really bring in that divine energy really strongly, and then we have blessings at the end where it's like an activation of the divine energy that already lives within you, so it's kind of like that.0:05:41.7 Mischa Z: Yeah, I love that. I found it very transformational for me, just for everybody on the summit, when I met you, you encouraged me pretty quickly, "Hey, you should check out the Satsang and jump in the fray," and I was scared at first because I knew intuitively that when I breached the doorstep, that emotions were going to be let loose.0:06:12.6 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah.0:06:12.6 Mischa Z: Tears were gonna flow, and I wasn't sure if I was ready for it. And sure enough, first Satsang I walked into I just... I don't know if you remember...0:06:26.5 Brahman Kyrie: I remember you doing all of that, yes.0:06:29.3 Mischa Z: Yes, yes. Many tears for a couple of years, but incredibly healing. I like to say that up until that point, my journey with emotions was, take on more than I was letting out. Finally, somewhere along the way, I learned how to let out what I was taking in. So I was still... But I still had all of this pent up emotion, but at least, I wasn't bringing more in, and then that was my opportunity after life got lifey to really let out emotions, very powerful. So you've since brought that into the prisons.0:07:13.5 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah, totally. It's actually two of my favorite places on the planet is in here in the temple and in a prison. And it's like, I love it, and they are my people for sure. And we do Satsang there, we do trauma-informed healing, which is a lot of the private healings that I do as well is that trauma-informed healing with the inner child where we regress in a meditative kind of space. We regress back to reclaim the frozen parts of self, the little boy or the little girl that had those traumatic experiences of abandonment, rejection, or abuse, or trauma, and we reclaim those parts of us and we allow ourselves. I support the group or the person or whatever like was done for me to go back and actually feel those feelings that they weren't able to feel that time, 'cause there was a split from self. And in order to survive the trauma, there's a split that happens where we don't feel those feelings, but they get frozen inside of us. And so, part of what I'm doing in the prison and actually my whole practice is built on it is healing the inner child, the vulnerable self through reclaiming, reclaiming them, yeah.0:08:32.9 Mischa Z: Yeah. And I'll say quickly, for me, I think I'm balanced, I think... I got to do brief stints in jail in my teen years.[chuckle]0:08:45.1 Brahman Kyrie: Right. Then you know.0:08:47.4 Mischa Z: But never any serious prison time. But I think for me, I had divorce, I had career upheaval, I had another fractured relationship, so my heart was just broken when we had met. And this healing that you're talking about, it was so powerful to have a safe space to let out those emotions and to feel loved and to feel sisterhood and some motherhood and brotherhood, and really have a safe place to just sob it out.[chuckle]0:09:25.8 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah. And that's truly what we need. We need a safe place, safe people, we need the space that's being held, so that we can reclaim those parts and allow the heart to release that trauma.0:09:40.1 Mischa Z: Yeah. And then I know I've had an opportunity to lightly interact with some of the people that you've got to work within the prison system, and you're not just... I don't wanna... Everybody watching here, that's just a small piece of what you do, but it's so powerful that I think it's fun to talk about.0:09:57.8 Brahman Kyrie: Totally.0:10:00.0 Mischa Z: Yeah. And there's a great picture on your website, the Brahman Project, where you're leading a Satsang in Donovan State Prison and it's beautiful.0:10:13.8 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah, with that really large group, I think you're talking about, there was 180 guys, and they said it was the first time they'd ever felt safe enough to close their eyes in prison in a group that large. And you could just feel the presence of the divine, you could feel the love. And I went in there with all of the sisterhood that you're talking about, all the Devis, the women that make up this community as well to get the blessings and...0:10:39.9 Mischa Z: Yes.0:10:40.0 Brahman Kyrie: We all went in to together. And so, it was like the feminine healing the masculine and also the masculine healing the feminine... It was this beautiful exchange that happened and it was a profound experience actually.0:10:52.1 Mischa Z: Yeah. And so you're seeing, and I get to see through the work you're doing, prisoners, there's some healing going on, so it's beautiful to see. And obviously, they're responding... Some, not everybody, but some are responding.0:11:07.7 Brahman Kyrie: A lot, a lot actually. And then the beautiful thing is when they get out, then they have also a community that they can... A spiritual community that still fosters and supports what they've been learning in there. I think, historically, there's been a little bit of a... There's been a crack in the road where people get lost when they get out, and it's like, "No, we wanna support their spiritual growth, and when they get out too, of course. And they become part of our community." That's cool.0:11:34.7 Mischa Z: Yeah, cool. And then, obviously, if we wanted to say normies, not, those of us are lucky enough that our past crimes didn't bring us to prison.[chuckle]0:11:46.2 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah, yeah. Only jails. [chuckle]0:11:47.0 Mischa Z: Yeah. But you help, let's just say, plenty of normies. Let's just label ourselves as normies out there, with great access into a very healing, nurturing, spiritual community. And I like how you say it, it's open to all. Very...0:12:11.5 Brahman Kyrie: All, yeah.0:12:12.7 Mischa Z: Yeah, yeah, yeah, fantastic. And then... I think we'll save your history, people can go to your website and learn about the before and after, right. So it's been a journey for you as well. I think it's 2006 to 2010?0:12:34.6 Brahman Kyrie: Very good. Yeah, 2006, I stopped drugging, and then away I went and in recovery and yeah.0:12:43.6 Mischa Z: Yeah. And then...0:12:44.1 Brahman Kyrie: My life wasn't always a spiritual one, let's put it that way.0:12:46.7 Mischa Z: Yeah, and... In Australia, if there was a moment where you were looking for stardom, shall we say and actually had a little bit of that, right? You got it in the movies, the commercials, the singing.0:13:02.2 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah. I was successful. I'd been doing that my whole life, so I was successful, I knew how to do it, financially, it helped me, supported me, my lifestyle, I think. And then the Divine had another plan for me, and I wasn't really ready for it. And I was kicking and screaming, "No, I wanna, get me in the door, I want the casting, I want the films and the TV stuff," and the Divine was like, "Mm, mm, mm."0:13:29.5 Mischa Z: So what year... When was that approximately that you had that?0:13:32.2 Brahman Kyrie: That was about 2010 actually. So 2006 got clean and sober, 2010, the life as I knew it as a model-actress-dancer was removed from my life and then my soul's mission dropped in.0:13:47.7 Mischa Z: It's beautiful.0:13:49.1 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah, yeah. Yeah.0:13:50.8 Mischa Z: Okay, fantastic. So I think let's get to the final question on how we can help people, and so I'm gonna give you a scenario and I think we can just use mine and then I'll ask you the question and... We'll go from there, okay?0:14:07.8 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah.0:14:08.1 Mischa Z: Yeah, fantastic. So we've got somebody, if we think of life as a three-legged stool, relationships, finance, health, and then if we think of someone who is successful, let's say an A-type successful or once successful where two or more of those legs fall out from under them, that can be the hard thing, right. For me, so... I was successful, had the wife, the kids, the finances were in order. And then when one of those cracked, divorce and then career upheaval, and I think it's when two of those legs of the stool go out that it can get really gnarly.0:14:52.0 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah.0:14:52.0 Mischa Z: Yeah, and so for me, up until that point, I was very much pull myself up by my bootstraps, fix it, work my way through it, success my way through it, and unfortunately the pain was too great and I needed new tools, I needed new solutions new help. And by the grace of God, I was open-minded. So given that scenario, my question to you is thinking of your tool, energy work, or however you'd like to frame it.0:15:25.8 Brahman Kyrie: Sure.0:15:27.2 Mischa Z: What are the exact next steps you would offer someone like me that was in that state, so that I knew I was headed in the new right direction that I would have positive momentum towards getting my life back on track?0:15:44.1 Brahman Kyrie: Right. Well, if you came to me as a client and that was what was going on for you, I would support you to plug in immediately to the spiritual community, whether it's this one or another spiritual community as far as people doing the same thing. As far as healing and all that kind of stuff, so you're kind of surrounded by like-minded people, because I think sometimes when we have those really big sort of catastrophes where we think our life is imploding, we can think we're the only ones, and that I think that idea can be really dangerous for us when we're trying to heal because we can go into the isolation, and we can go into all of that stuff, and it's like, well, actually it's very common, and particularly when our soul is trying to become embodied, it's like a lot of the things that were normal get removed, a lot of the things that we've relied on for our identity and stuff like that, are removed from us, and so when we are on the spiritual path, that stuff does tend to happen, so I would say, "Fear not," that's the first thing I'd say is, "Fear not, don't worry, this happens all the time," and I would get them to connect with a spiritual community, for sure, as I said, whether it was this one, or whether it was the Buddhist community, or wherever... Wherever they feel like they need to go.0:17:07.1 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:17:09.1 Brahman Kyrie: And then I would also support them, so a lot of the things that I do personally for myself when I'm...0:17:15.4 Mischa Z: Can I ask you a question before you go down that path?0:17:18.8 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah.0:17:18.8 Mischa Z: When you say plug in immediately to a spiritual community...0:17:25.8 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah.0:17:27.3 Mischa Z: So it's like, "Hey, start looking," right? At least start looking, explore, right, if not yours, then go walk through some door steps. Right?0:17:42.2 Brahman Kyrie: Get online. Like for people... Get online, have a look at spiritual community, different like yoga, meditation, whatever in your area, if you wanna go in person or get online and join a group. And if you were in this community, I'd say come to Satsang on a Sunday morning, or we're having this community dinner, come to that, so I just invite people to things and stuff like that, because we are meant to be in community. We're actually meant to be in community. And so that's what we got, if those legs are a bit wobbly, that's one of the first things that at a really baseline level will help us become stable again is being around other people that are doing the same thing, and get our nervous system in a place of security. So that's the first thing I'd sort say.0:18:32.0 Mischa Z: I love it.0:18:32.8 Brahman Kyrie: And because of what I do personally, like my personal practice, when I have meltdowns and bad hair days, and all of that stuff, right?0:18:41.6 Mischa Z: Yes.0:18:43.0 Brahman Kyrie: I do a lot of prayer, and I do a lot of Puja, and I also do a lot of mantra. So I know Puja might be a little outside of the box for some people, even though it's not when you keep doing it. I thought, when I first started doing it, I was like, "What the hell are these people doing? This is crazy." I don't understand... My Western brain couldn't understand it.0:19:06.0 Brahman Kyrie: So then I kept doing it though, and now it's like the energy that comes from it is palpable and it changes my vibration straightaway. But also another really easy thing to do is mantra. And there's a very simple mantra that you just said before, and that I say all the time, that covers everything is Om Namo Narayana, which in essence just means I surrender to the divine. I surrender to the power in everything. I surrender to the divine.0:19:32.5 Brahman Kyrie: And so, definitely one of my tools that I always use, if life is looking a little uncertain... I don't know where I'm going. I'm struggling with money. I'm struggling with my relationships. I feel not part of a community... Or whatever the story is, whatever is going on for me, I will spend time every day chanting mantra. And particularly that one, 'cause it's a surrender mantra. And so it's not that I'm trying to figure anything out, it's literally I'm saying, "I can't. You can." To the divine, and I'm gonna let you.0:20:09.4 Brahman Kyrie: So it's kind of that thing. And I just keep my energy there. So I make sure I pack my brain in a safe place, 'cause we're constantly creating... And when this is spinning out of control down that fear spiral of like, "I'm gonna have no money. I'm gonna be on the street... I'm gonna have no success... I'm gonna be a non-entity... I'm gonna... " When that's doing that, which is what it does, right? 'Cause it does...0:20:33.6 Mischa Z: Yes, yes.0:20:34.7 Brahman Kyrie: And I park my brain in a safe place, which is the mantra, and then I just do that consistently. And then before too long, my energy is a little bit better. And I personally do the inner child work, where is I have that... I put my hand on my heart straightaway... Like say for example, if I feel rejected or if I feel like I've been left out of something, which happened not that long ago. And so... It happens. So I had this big emotional reaction to something that wasn't even what... It was so disproportionate. So that's why I know it was my little girl... And probably some triggers from a long time ago. But I had this really big emotional reaction to not being invited to this birthday party... Just a really big reaction.0:21:25.6 Brahman Kyrie: But luckily, I knew, "Ah, this is my little girl." And so I put my hand on my heart, and I had to do this for a few days. And I just said to her, "I'm right here. I'm not leaving you. You are totally lovable. I love you. I see you. I hear you, and I'm not leaving you." So I had to... I really let her know that no matter what she feels like she's been not a part of, that she is the biggest part of my heart. She's the most important person to me. And when I do that, my whole energy changes and then I feel, "You know what... It's okay. Everything's okay." Everything's alright.0:22:06.7 Mischa Z: Yeah. I love that. And we can use vibration and energy interchangeably, right? 'Cause I think sometimes we'll say, "My vibration changes." And it's almost... You could say, "I got a better attitude."0:22:18.2 Brahman Kyrie: That's it. That's exactly what it is. Same, same. Yep.0:22:20.3 Mischa Z: Yeah. And I think as far as mantra is concerned, again, along the lines of like Google that, right? Like Google a mantra, or Google a prayer, or Google a...0:22:32.4 Brahman Kyrie: That's it.0:22:32.4 Mischa Z: Self-affirming...0:22:33.4 Brahman Kyrie: Belief.0:22:36.4 Mischa Z: Belief... I love it. And then you were saying obviously the she... You're referencing the little Brahman Kyrie, or the little Brahman Kyrie in there. And for me, it'd be the little Mischa, or the him, right?0:22:48.2 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah, yeah.0:22:49.0 Mischa Z: It's a him.0:22:49.9 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah.0:22:50.3 Mischa Z: Yeah. I love that.0:22:51.3 Brahman Kyrie: 'Cause all we really want is to... We have those inner child needs. So we have this need for security, we have this need for love, this need for approval, this need for acceptance, this need for attention, this need for hope, and this need for rest. So we have those needs. And when... Say, if we have a big catastrophe in our life, and some of those needs are really threatened, we need to be able to give that to ourselves... So all of the approval and the acceptance and all that. I need to be able to give that to myself, and then I need to find safe, dependable adults... So it's people that I... That are part of my crew that I feel safe with that I can share that stuff with. So that's really important as well.0:23:39.4 Mischa Z: I love it. Okay, and you were gonna... So we had to plug in immediately to a spiritual community, do a little footwork... Find something, get some mantra... Get that mantra tool that... And I would even say if I heard from you, it's like turn it over to something versus like, "Hey, you've got me, you're holding me, I'm safe." What have you.0:24:03.9 Brahman Kyrie: Yep.0:24:05.5 Mischa Z: Okay, cool. And then next, what are next steps? What do we... And I think you were gonna say something, if you were a client of mine and then I cut you off and I didn't...0:24:13.5 Brahman Kyrie: No... I'd for sure I would always... I always, always, always recommend the inner child stuff, like really connecting with the little boy or little girl within. That's definitely a tool that I use daily. I use that daily. We're emotional beings, we're never gonna not have emotions. We're always gonna feel. And particularly to be honest, as we're on the path... If we're on a spiritual path and we're becoming more energized and we are having more energy coming to our being, we're gonna need to parent that little girl or little boy more as we go.0:24:48.7 Brahman Kyrie: It's not that all of a sudden we're gonna be so spiritual that we're gonna not feel anything. That's just not... You go, "I wish it could be like that, then it wouldn't be so tricky." But it's never gonna be that. We're always gonna feel. And so we have to develop that relationship with our emotional nature, with our little girl, or little boy, our feeling, our inner child. And then it's like parenting that little child on the run. So when you're in traffic or whatever, someone's cut you off or... It's like immediately, if you... Before going into that rage or whatever, it's like, "It's okay, little one. It's okay. It doesn't even matter. It's totally fine. Who cares?" You know?0:25:28.5 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:25:28.6 Brahman Kyrie: Just that. So it's constant parenting of that emotional self. So parenting the inner child, the mantra for sure, and the... It can be any mantra because it's all... They're all sacred sounds. And so their energy is always gonna help attune your energy to something more high vibrational.0:25:46.9 Mischa Z: Okay.0:25:47.3 Brahman Kyrie: So anything like that is good. You could just sit there... And the beautiful thing about the mantra is that you don't need anything... It's great if you have a mala, but you don't need a mala, you can count on your knuckles. You can...0:26:00.5 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:26:00.7 Brahman Kyrie: You know... Or you can just sit there and just keep chanting Om, if you want, you know.0:26:05.6 Mischa Z: Om... Yeah.0:26:06.8 Brahman Kyrie: So that's cool.0:26:07.6 Mischa Z: Yeah... Love it.0:26:09.5 Brahman Kyrie: Definitely surrender. Always about the surrender. And I would also suggest that they do guided meditation. So find a really good guided meditation, and particularly a meditation that works with your energy field. So I've got a couple of really good ones that I always use myself and that I recommend for other people as well. There are some that are mine, but also some that are like... Shakti Durga has a great arch-angelic one that is just brilliant. And you can use it when you first start on the spiritual path, you could use it when you're 50 years down the track, it's still gonna have a really great effect on your energy body.0:26:51.1 Mischa Z: Yes, thank you for reminding me that. 'Cause I used many of those that you're talking... That you provided to me. And I believe we are going to... On the bonus area, we're gonna make some of your meditations available... Correct?0:27:06.2 Brahman Kyrie: Yes, yeah. We are.0:27:06.5 Mischa Z: I love that. Some of your guided meditations. Tell me surrender. So, I think surrender is a great strategy. So tell me a tactic to surrender... So it's like... It's easy to say, "Oh, just surrender." But then it's like, "Well, what does that mean?"0:27:22.3 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah.0:27:23.1 Mischa Z: How?0:27:23.8 Brahman Kyrie: How? So if I am in mental obsession, or if I am... If I have this great idea... It could be a really, really good thing that I'm sort of attached to. But if I'm in that attached place, I know that the attachment makes it not a good thing, even if it's a really...0:27:43.9 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:27:44.1 Brahman Kyrie: You know what I mean? So even if it's like, "Oh... " Like, I was once attached to getting a spiritual temple, and that... Because of that attachment, it blinded me to a lot of things that were right in front of me that I didn't see. And so even if it's a really good thing that we're trying to manifest, or that we're trying to create in our life, if we have attachment to it, the attachment makes it not that great. And so we can still have that preference.0:28:07.5 Brahman Kyrie: And so what I do, is I'll sit at my altar, or I'll sit in a sacred place, whether it's out in the garden or whatever. And I'll just literally say to the divine or whatever... To God, or Amma, or whoever. I give you this, please take this from me. I give you this, please take this and lead me to who you'd have me be. What do you want me to do? Where do you want me to be? I do all that stuff, but then I also... If I've said that prayer, and I've said it a few times during the day, I still take action, that supports maybe getting that thing that I'm thinking about. I still take the action, but I always make sure that I've prayed first, so it kind of cleans up the energy, before I do it.0:28:51.3 Mischa Z: I love that.0:28:51.9 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah.0:28:52.1 Mischa Z: I love that. I love that. Yeah. Fantastic. Good. Cool. What else? What else?0:29:00.0 Brahman Kyrie: What else? Let me think. What else? What else? What else is there?0:29:08.7 Mischa Z: Well, I... Oh yeah, go ahead.0:29:10.8 Brahman Kyrie: No you go ahead.0:29:10.9 Mischa Z: And I think... I think you could tell me because you're... I think for everybody watching and listening, when we get in that state, it's like I don't need the full transformation... Just get me pointed in the right direction... And I just need 1% movement, so that it's like, "Oh yeah. Okay. There's hope," right?0:29:37.8 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah. And... I love that. And it's like... I shared this the other week, I can't remember who I got it from. I got it from someone. It was like, to get from this side of the country to the other side of the country, it doesn't need to be light the whole way, you just need to be in a car with headlights that illuminate a few meters in front of your car... In the darkness. And it's exactly what you're saying. Is like, I don't need to see the whole picture. I don't need to know who's gonna be there, what it's gonna feel like, am I gonna be happy. I don't need to know all that stuff. I just need to see a little bit in front of where I'm going, and then when I pray and get my energy aligned, with the divine, through mantra, or surrender, or whatever... Inner child work... Then I'm more open to just taking that next right action, instead of having to know the whole thing. It's like, I don't need to know the whole thing, I just need the next bit.0:30:28.7 Mischa Z: Yeah. It's beautiful. Thank you for this.0:30:32.7 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah.0:30:32.7 Mischa Z: So, if I... And we'll just take one more angle at it. So I roll in... Say the me rolls in like I did six years ago, and I'm like, "I'm... Brahman Kyrie, I'm all in." Like get me pointed in the right direction. You're gonna say, "Okay, great, tap into some spiritual... Into the... To a spiritual community." Let's assume it's yours. And then you're gonna sit down with them and you're gonna say, "Okay, here's a... Do A, B, C, D."0:31:00.5 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah... If you walked in, I would say, "Okay, let's get you connected with some other people walking the same path as you." So you understand that you're not alone, 'cause we're not alone. So I'll get you connected with a community. And then, another thing that I would also get you to do, because it seems so counter-intuitive, and such a foreign thing. But really, when we're having those big catastrophes in our life, where it feels like our whole life is changing, or crumbling before us... What we could do, which is gonna help us tremendously, is acts of service. Is actually, acts of service, that help us to... If I was gonna speak in spiritual terms, when we're having those big catastrophes and pain and whatever, we're clearing something as well, we're clearing some karma, we're clearing some pain, we're clearing... We're opening up into new parts of who we are, while the old parts are maybe dying, which feels really awful because it's change and no one likes change.0:32:08.4 Brahman Kyrie: But it's also a really good thing. And what helps us to get our minds off of all that stuff is just being of service. So I would for sure support them to start being of service either in this community or go and sign up and do something in someone else's community. Whatever it is, is like while you're going through this rapid change and transformation... 'Cause that's what it is... Particularly if we're on the path and that's happening, it's like it's transformation, even though our head goes, "Oh my God, I'm dying." It's actually transformation. And so until the mind catches up, it's like go and be of service, hook into a spiritual community.0:32:54.3 Brahman Kyrie: I would probably do some energy work with them, where we use mantra and the inner child. Because when... The thing about those big catastrophes is it opens us up to be able to clear things that we've held on to our whole lives that maybe have been shoved down for a really long time. So when those really big moments happen and it feels like there's a big cracking of the egg moment like we're cracking open, we're actually more capable of and open to healing that pain.0:33:24.5 Mischa Z: Yeah.0:33:25.1 Brahman Kyrie: I would work with them clearing that pain for sure.0:33:28.5 Mischa Z: I love it. And then... And just to touch on act of service real quick... That could be go feed the homeless. It could be go feed... I'm just thinking of things that I know that I have friends... Have done. They go volunteer and feed animals or horses, carrots or whatever. I mean there's...0:33:47.1 Brahman Kyrie: That's it. That's it.0:33:48.5 Mischa Z: The litany of what you can do, right?0:33:49.5 Brahman Kyrie: Go to prison, go plant a community garden to feed the homeless. Go and give clothes to the women's shelters, go and... All of those things... Even go to a temple and see if you can help with the flowers. Or go to a school and read to the children, or... All that stuff is like... While we've got all that stuff that's coming up, we have to give the mind something else to focus on, otherwise...0:34:17.7 Brahman Kyrie: There was a little story that I told the other day that I'd read from Amma. And you know this because you've bathed Vaishnavi... So you know the beautiful big elephant that we bathed in India. So Amma says that, when Vaishnavi has got a sugarcane in her mouth... Like, good luck trying to get her to drop it. And... Because she's not gonna drop it unless you give her something sweeter than the sugarcane and then she'll drop it. And so the mind is like that... It's like it's gonna keep spinning that story of trauma and pain and doom... Impending doom, until you give it something else to hold on to and focus on, then it will drop that other thing. And before you know it, it's like you've climbed out of that hole and life isn't doomsday anymore.0:35:04.4 Mischa Z: I love it, that's beautiful. Thank you. It's so good. It's so poignant. I've experienced it myself. I've seen you experience it. And it's such a great reminder 'cause it's very easy to get stuck in the me, me, me loop where it's like, "Okay, start doing that again, act of service." And even looking for an act of service can start to free the mind.0:35:25.6 Brahman Kyrie: It will definitely, absolutely.0:35:27.6 Mischa Z: And then quick, so someone says, "I liked what you said you gave... " You literally gave an example of how to soothe the inner child. So maybe someone who's like, "Alright, I'm willing to dabble with this inner child stuff, but I don't know if I wanna get a session yet." But...0:35:45.8 Brahman Kyrie: Sure. Sure.0:35:48.1 Mischa Z: You... Maybe another trick, if you were to be like... If I was like "Hey, Brahman Kyrie. Man, my inner child... What can I do quick?" [laughter]0:35:58.4 Brahman Kyrie: I'll tell a funny story, actually. It's an old story, but it's funny. Because we've all got the inner child, it doesn't matter how spiritual we think we are... So many years ago, I was running a meditation in Australia actually, and there was one student of mine who every Wednesday night after the meditation, he'd come back to my house and we'd get pizza and we'd work on the business side of my life... And my inner child loved it. I just loved it. I loved getting the pizza, I loved doing the work on the business, and he was really helpful. And this one Wednesday night, I finished the meditation, I was packing up the altar. And he approached me after meditation and he goes, "Brahman Kyrie I'm really sorry, but I can't come back to your place tonight. I'm taking her home."0:36:50.0 Brahman Kyrie: And showed me this girl... And immediately I was like, the jealousy and possessiveness... It was like rah... I was so annoyed. But I was like, "Oh my God, inner child, inner child." And so in that moment, I very quickly just said to that energy, that was like volcanic, that was jealousy, possessiveness whatever. I said to her, "It's okay, little one, you don't own him. I'll eat pizza with you tonight, and we'll catch up with him next week."0:37:19.2 Brahman Kyrie: And then immediately the energy started to dissipate. It's like I expanded through the emotion and was able to calm the emotion. And if I hadn't have done that, what would have come... 'Cause I ended up saying, "Of course, yeah, no worries. It's totally fine." But if I hadn't have done that, probably what would have come out of my mouth was, "Don't worry about it, see ya... Catch you later.”[laughter]0:37:42.8 Brahman Kyrie: And so we don't wanna do that, but that's the little girl. It's like a little kid wants her pizza, wants her friend, wants her... So just those... Whenever I'm emotionally disturbed, it's my little girl. And it's like a little kid, it's literally like... And you wouldn't... If there was a little kid feeling jealous or angry or screaming, you wouldn't berate the kid and criticize the kid. You'd say, "It's okay, no worries. It's gonna be alright." And we're gonna do this instead... A little detour. We're gonna do this. And so literally that stuff works with our emotions, it literally does. And what I have found is that it actually transmits the energy that was the jealousy and the rage and the possessiveness into a whole new energy, and then it's okay.0:38:32.5 Brahman Kyrie: And so the hand on the heart is a really beautiful physical way that the body and the being, the little self with a small 's', the little kid, feels the love. And you're just, "It's okay, little one. I got you. Don't worry about what they're doing. And it doesn't matter what's happening around us, I'm not leaving you." And that constant affirmation of they're not abandoned... 'Cause I think sometimes when we've been abandoned as kids, we adopt that program, and we do it to ourself a lot. And then they just need to know... We need to repair that relationship. And they need to know that we're not leaving them. It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter.0:39:11.0 Mischa Z: Yeah. Beautiful. Thank you. I love that advice.0:39:14.5 Brahman Kyrie: Sure.0:39:14.5 Mischa Z: Yeah that's good. I think that's a good place to end this section. So if this interview for everybody watching with Brahman Kyrie, aka Brahman Kyrie, has been fantastic. And you want to get even more from Brahman Kyrie, upgrade to the all-access pass for that bonus interview. Which is gonna be awesome 'cause I know you have so many good tales to tell. Any final thoughts to share, that we did not get a chance to cover?0:39:47.4 Brahman Kyrie: I just think that we should always try to remember how precious we are, and how precious each one of us is. I think that really is something that... It's always good to remember that, I think, about ourselves and about each other.0:40:02.8 Mischa Z: Yeah, thank you for that.0:40:04.4 Brahman Kyrie: Yep. Yep.0:40:05.1 Mischa Z: I love that. Very good, and everybody can find you at thebrahmanproject.com, that's www.the... B-R-A-H-M-A-N project.com. Her Satsang's live... Tell them where they can literally jump in.0:40:30.3 Brahman Kyrie: Yeah, so you can join Satsang live through Facebook on Brahman Kyrie Shanti. Either my public figure page or my personal page. You can actually attend the Satsangs live if you're a local at EVE Encinitas, which is 575 South Coast Highway, the 101 in Encinitas. And that's 8:30 to 10:30 every Sunday morning. The prison, if you wanna look on the prison website, it's freedomontheinside.org. If people wanna check out there, because that's another place that you can be of service if you want.0:41:02.7 Mischa Z: Love it, freedomontheinside.org. Alright, fantastic. Everybody remember, click the button on this page to get unlimited access to all of these interviews in the all-access pass. Brahman Kyrie, thank you so much. Yes.0:41:20.2 Brahman Kyrie: Lots of love, Mischa. You're amazing.0:41:22.7 Mischa Z: Thank you. You too. Thank you.[music]

San Diego Magazine's Happy Half Hour
Meet Mike Minor, the New Executive Chef at The Marine Room

San Diego Magazine's Happy Half Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 55:52


Welcome back to the Happy Half Hour! This week's special guest is Mike Minor, the new executive chef at The Marine Room in La Jolla. The Marine Room has been one of the city's most iconic restaurants since its opening in 1941, and Mike will be filling the shoes of Bernard Guillas, who put his French twist on the restaurant's seafood fare for the past 27 years. Mike talks about his plan to make the mainstay restaurant even more sustainable when it comes to sourcing local catch, like swordfish and tuna. While he promises to honor the restaurant's tradition, he also wants to evolve the menu around classic dishes and add his own flair. One example is the new Perfect Egg dish, which is an egg stuffed with corn veloute, sous-vide egg yolk, foamed egg whites, and caviar. Before his new gig, Mike was the executive chef at the acclaimed Border Grill in his hometown, Las Vegas. He also ran a “Mexicue” food truck that fused authentic Mexican cuisine with Texas barbecue which was voted Top 200 Food Trucks in the country. Aside from his chef life, Mike is a proud punk rocker with an intriguing background. He recalls his first job as a pool boy which may or may not have been tied to the mob, as well as other stories from Sin City that will be featured in his upcoming autobiography, Growing Up In Vegas. In Hot Plates, Brad Wise is opening the Solana Beach location of his steakhouse, Rare Society, this weekend. Pacific Catch, a sustainable fish house chain from the Bay Area, just opened up at Westfield UTC. The San Diego City Council recently approved making parklets permanent for restaurants. In Two People, $50, Mike chose Rocky's Crown Pub in Pacific Beach and Mike's Taco Club in Ocean Beach. Troy's pick is Vaga in Encinitas for the warm rolls, bagna cauda clams, and signature burger—you can read his review on Vaga in our November issue. David recommended the Victory At Sea Beer Dinner from Ballast Point in Miramar, which comes with four courses that include creamy lobster risotto, pancetta-wrapped scallops, and filet mignon. Thank you for listening! The Happy Half Hour team will be taking a short break, and the show will return in December. As always, we want to hear from you. Need a restaurant recommendation? Is there a guest you want us to book on the show? Let us know! You can call us at 619-744-0535 and leave a voicemail, or if you're too shy, you can email us at happyhalfhour@sdmag.com.

The Original Loretta Brown Show
Heaven and Your Spiritual Evolution

The Original Loretta Brown Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 54:35


When we think of heaven and the hereafter, we think of the moment when we die. Yet the Great Beyond is so much more, for Heaven is the foundation to our spiritual unfoldment here in the physical life. It is our master key to the spiritual mysteries. Metaphysics teaches that we do not go to heaven just because we have been a good person; rather, we grow to heaven through the gradual, majestic process of spiritual evolution. To become a citizen of heaven, we must first unfold all that we can become. Like grades in school, as we unfold who and what we really are as a soul, step-by-step, we grow spiritually. Mystics call this spiritual growth our ascent. Heaven and Your Spiritual Evolution: A Mystic's Guide to the Afterlife & Reaching Your Highest Potential, co-authored by Barbara Y. Martin and Dimitri Moraitis , inspires us to make our spiritual path a stronger priority in our lives. Based on Barbara's fifty years of direct clairvoyant experience, she and Dimitri take us on an extraordinary journey through the many spiritual dimensions that exist in the hereafter. They show us a clear picture of what our spiritual growth is all about, what the road to heaven looks like, and how it is the destiny of every soul to eventually reach this spiritual pinnacle. The reader will learn effective meditative exercises with Divine Light to help increase awareness of the spiritual realms and our own potential as a human soul. By connecting with the spiritual worlds, we can unlock our creative potential and accelerate our spiritual growth. Discover the evolutionary process of growing into heaven worlds and our ultimate destination. Learn what various spiritual realms are like, including the astral, mental, etheric and the heavenly dimensions. Find answers to questions like “What will life be like in the hereafter? How do we love? Do my actions here really determine what my life will be in the hereafter? What happens to my talents and accomplishments? Are there cultures, governments, and societies on the other side? Do we see our Loved ones? Do we see God?” Beautifully illustrated with ten full-color drawings by fine artist Jonathan Wilshire, the breadth and splendor of the spiritual worlds come vividly to life in this beautiful book...one we will want to treasure for the rest of our earthly existence. Dimitri Moraitis the co-founder and co-spiritual director of Spiritual Arts Institute (SAI) in Encinitas, CA (www.spiritualarts.org). An illumined metaphysical teacher, healer and co-author of numerous books (see Barbara Martin above), Dimitri is also the co-creator, with Barbara, of the SAI programs, course curriculums and numerous workshops. Dimitri has been instrumental in bringing Spiritual Arts Institute to the place it is today as a premier metaphysical school. An eloquent speaker on a wide variety of spiritual topics, he has lectured across the country, appeared on numerous radio shows, and leads, with Barbara, the workshops and training classes offered at the Institute.

Honey! I'm Homeschooling The Kids
S5E110: Food, Parenting and Unschooling with Deena Barselah

Honey! I'm Homeschooling The Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 89:07


Food, Parenting and Unschooling FOOD. What does that word bring up for you? Does it make you think of work, hurt or frustration? Or does it conjure up feelings of joy, positivity and empowerment? It's interesting how our ideas, thoughts and even judgements around food are similar to those we hold around learning. For some of us, food can certainly play a large part in our parenting framework. Deena Barselah joined me on this episode to talk about our expectations and ideas around food. We went deeper and explored how food fits into our parenting and learning life. I loved this conversation. Deena lays out such a powerful connection between food, parenting and unschooling that I had never looked at before. Holistic and Integrative Coach Deena is a Holistic and Integrative Health Coach who guides mothers and families all over the world to remove the chore from food and cultivate a more joyful, connected, easier, and confident relationship with food.  She's supported her own disordered eating, autoimmune conditions, and chronic digestive distress with shifts in diet, habits, and nervous system healing.  Deena believes there's no one-size-fits-all to family food and that by cultivating a system that works well for your unique family, you can let go of the "shoulds" that weigh you down.  She lives in Encinitas, CA with her husband and son and is a homeschooling mama.  Previously, Deena worked in the corporate world in areas of Organizational Psychology and People Development.   In This Episode In this episode Deena's connection between food, parenting and unschooling was fantastic. She had me step re-examine my ideas around food, snacks, mealtime and what I model for my family. She asks are the rules or expectations around food truly ours? Do they apply to who you are or are they prescriptive ideas that we have taken? We also tackled some of those food topics that seem to be regular sore spots for parents: Snacking Dinner time Meal Planning The pressure of the "well rounded meal" Picky Eaters Candy and Treats Halloween Deena leaves us with actionable tips and thoughtful questions that help us reframe unrealistic expectations we may be holding on to around food. Resources If you would like to learn more Deena and her community, you can find her on her website http://deenabarselah.com/ Her workshop is The Joyful Family Meal and you can also find her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/deenabarselah/ If you enjoyed this conversation, I am sure you will like my conversation with Liana Francisco. Liana is a grown unschooler that now unschools her son. She's also a serial entrepreneur and coach who helps other moms make plant-based eating easy with a system.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tacos and Tech Podcast
San Diego Tech News Weekly – October 22, 2021

Tacos and Tech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 26:03


This Week in SD Tech: San Diego scientists are working on a vaccine against all coronaviruses. Yes, all of them Shares in this Encinitas-based biotech jump 31 percent in first day of trading San Diego County to expand its renewable energy sources Flock Freight gets $215 million as it remakes truck shipping UCSD won $1M grant to fund accelerator for under represented entrepreneurs 

Spotlight on the Community
Cultivating a Healthier, Sustainable, and More Just Food System in San Diego County.

Spotlight on the Community

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 27:20


Elly Brown and Sona Desai, Co-Executive Directors for San Diego Food System Alliance, chat about the importance of getting people aligned with food systems and raising awareness of how food is brought to the table. Brown and Desai discuss the Alliance's Food Vision 2030 project and the upcoming inaugural annual gathering on October 22 at Coastal Roots Farm in Encinitas.Learn more at www.sdfsa.org.

I Like Beer The Podcast
Field Trip - The Brewers Tap Room

I Like Beer The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 53:10


The ILB team headed out on a field trip to meet Travis Hudson, Tap Manager at The Brewers Tap Room in Encinitas.  Travis completed his homework for the ILB Team Teachers, impressing us with his own Toast, Roast, Pours, his own "Dad" jokes, a toilet story for the Doctor, and was quick to point out that this episode should be nicknamed "The Rum Episode" in celebration of our 151 published episode.  And of course, he "tapped" into several great beers on "tap" to share with the team.  We think Travis and The Brewers Tap Room gets an "A".

UNcivilized UNplugged
Kimberley Ann Johnson — Call of the wild

UNcivilized UNplugged

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 63:10


Being a mother is a different experience from the father one. Women have a laborious job of creating life within themselves, and this can be a traumatic experience from pregnancy to giving birth. So the father, partner, or husband has to play the supporting role. In this episode, our guest Kimberly Ann Johnson explains how these traumas can affect life as a couple, from sexuality to intimacy. In addition, she will talk to us about how we can heal the trauma related to our genitals and the lack of empathy regarding rest or recovery from birth for the sake of progress. Did you know the benefits of witnessing touch? Press play and find out. ABOUT KIMBERLY ANN JOHNSON. Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, birth doula, postpartum care advocate and single mom. Kimberly graduated Valedictorian in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. She is the host of the Sex Birth Trauma podcast and creator of Activate Your Inner Jaguar: A Real World Understanding of Your Nervous System and Embodied Consent. In private practice in Encinitas, CA, she helps women prepare for birth, heal from birth injuries, gynecological surgeries and sexual boundary ruptures. She also trains birth professionals, bodyworkers, and somatic therapists to help women with prolapse, incontinence, painful sex and other pelvic floor and gynecological issues. CONNECT WITH KIMBERLY Instagram: @kimberly.ann.johnson Website: https://kimberlyannjohnson.com/ Facebook WHAT YOU WILL HEAR: [4:12] Meeting today's guest: Kimberly Johnson. [6:47] Postpartum recovery. [15:43] The importance of postpartum rest. [24:18] Witnessing touch. [33:32] Healing through trauma. [48:05] Learn to communicate your wishes. [53:06] Feeling comfortable in your skin. [58:57] Patriarchy in relationships. If you look at the civilized world and think, "no thank you," then you should subscribe to our podcast, so you don't miss a single episode! Also, join the UNcivilized community, and connect with me on my website Man UNcivilized.com or Instagram so you can join in on our live recordings, ask questions to guests, and more. Find Traver on Instagram @traverBoehm Get a copy my book, Man UNcivilized Join us on the New Year's Costa Rica Unfolding Retreat Dec. 27th 2021- Jan 3, 2022.

BITEradio.me
Heaven and Your Spiritual Evolution: A Mystic's Guide to the Afterlife

BITEradio.me

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 60:00


Heaven and Your Spiritual Evolution: A Mystic's Guide to the Afterlife and Reaching Your Highest Potential with Dimitri Moraitis Heaven and Your Spiritual Evolution inspires you to make your soul's growth an even stronger priority in your life. Based on fifty years of clairvoyant experience, Martin and Moraitis take you on an extraordinary journey through the many dimensions that exist in the world of spirit. They offer a clear picture of how spiritual growth is the process of evolving through the many inner realms of life, what the road to heaven looks like, and how the destiny of every soul is to reach the spiritual pinnacle. Learn effective meditations with Divine Light to increase your connection to the heaven worlds, unlock your creative potential, and accelerate your spiritual unfoldment. Complete with full-color illustrations by fine artist Jonathan Wilshire, the breadth and splendor of the spiritual worlds come vividly alive in this life-changing book. Dimitri Moraitis is the co-founder and co-spiritual director of Spiritual Arts Institute (SAI) in Encinitas, CA (www.spiritualarts.org). An illumined metaphysical teacher, healer and co-author of numerous books (see Barbara Martin above), Dimitri is also the co-creator, with Barbara, of the SAI programs, course curriculums and numerous work-shops. For more information visit: spiritualarts.org *************************************************** For more information about BITEradio products and services visit: http://www.biteradio.me/index.html To view the photography of Robert at: rpsharpe.picfair.com

Bitch Slap  ...The Accelerated Path to Peace!
My coaches coach is my mentor and I've never met him. I'm paying money for this?!

Bitch Slap ...The Accelerated Path to Peace!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 11:48


I had a really funny thought.  Russell Brunson is my mentor and I've never met him.  Who knows if I'll ever meet him. And, and he wouldn't be able to pluck me out of a picture or a crowd.  Just like the people I used to make fun of.  Who's mentor's and guru's are over in India.  They've never actually met them.  And half of them have been dead for decades.  Life is full of Irony now isn't it?Administrative: (See episode transcript below)Check out the Tools For A Good Life Summit here: Virtually and FOR FREE https://bit.ly/ToolsForAGoodLifeSummitStart podcasting!  These are the best mobile mic's for IOS and Android phones.  You can literally take them anywhere on the fly.Get the Shure MV88 mobile mic for IOS,  https://amzn.to/3z2NrIJGet the Shure MV88+ for  mobile mic for Android  https://amzn.to/3ly8SNjGet A Course In Miracles Here! https://amzn.to/3hoE7sAAccess my “Insiders Guide to Finding Peace” here: https://belove.media/peaceSee more resources at https://belove.media/resourcesEmail me: contact@belove.mediaFor social Media:      https://www.instagram.com/mrmischaz/https://www.facebook.com/MischaZvegintzovSubscribe and share to help spread the love for a better world!As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.Transcript: Mischa Z: 00:02 This episode is about. Well, I had a really funny thought as I was listening to the Russell Brunson Marketing Secrets Podcast recently. And you know, I'm in Russell,Brunson's 2CCX coaching program. His high end coaching program. I am a click funnels member. So I use his software to host the funnels and the webpages. Many of the webpages that I have that are about me. And Russell Brunson in effect, I was thinking about it like, he's my mentor, right? He is my mentor Russell Brunson's my mentor. And I thought, that's the funniest gosh, darn thing, because I have never met him. Who knows if I'll ever meet him. And, and he wouldn't be able to pluck me out of a, out of a crowd or a picture. And I think that that is so funny and so weird and so abstract. Because I'm like, well, he kind of is my mentor, this illusory mentor.Mischa Z: 01:41 And I had a, I had this guy Ken, who was a, my spiritual mentor for many years, 15, 16 years. And he finally passed away and Ken was my spiritual mentor. Mentor for free and, and, you know, very influential in my life. And one of the things he was telling me over the years was was, Hey, you should find a business mentor. You should find a business mentor. And, uh, oh, here comes the wind. This is going to be very windy. I need a wind screen for my phone. Oh, by the way, I'm walking through the Encinitas community park and now hitting the road. And I'm recording on my phone with my MV88 mic, which you should go by off of my resources page, www.belove.media/resources. But... I am the crazy one. I am the crazy guy talking into his phone.Mischa Z: 02:55 I'm the crazy homeless guy today. And the Encinitas community park. As I record this, it's about 5:30 ish, but it is busy, busy with lots of families, lots of kids, lots of football programs, lots of little kids at the park, lots of kids playing soccer, all the stuff. lots of people walking their dogs. Plenty of opportunities for me to feel in secure design, walking and recording with my Shure, Shure. S H U R E MV88, mic, which you can go by off of the show notes of this podcast episode and you should buy it because it's an awesome toy and you can record whatever's high quality recordings of whatever's rattling through your melon. So there's two ideas back to the mentor thing. And Ken telling me, I should have a mentor and being I've been in recovery for a majority of my life.Mischa Z: 04:12 What two-thirds of my life now, where the idea of mentorship is it's free. Um, you know, you, you, as, uh, as a recovery mentor, oftentimes it's, it's free and that 12 step programs and things so subconsciously or consciously, depending on any given moment, I've had an idea that it should be free. Now I did have a home loan mentor. Darren Riley love you, Darren, if you happened to be listening to this, Darren Riley taught me so much about home loans and was so influential and was a springboard for me for massive success and really how to do that business, right. And, and how to thrive. And, and all of these things. Now, I didn't literally pay him, but I worked for him for a couple of years. And he got, you know, a percentage of, of all the business that I did. And year one, it was a great deal for me, for me, because I took advantage of his knowledge and his, um, expertise and all that, and just was constantly, you know, taking advantage of that relationship.Mischa Z: 05:43 And I say taking advantage of that, I mean, you know, utilizing that relationship in a good way. And so he was overworked and underpaid year one of the mentorship. And then you're too, when I was effectively, well up to speed and just cranking away, I was a very quick learner and, uh, many things came together for me at that time. Um, you know, he was, his shoulder started hurting from stacking the money. That's how I like to say that. So anyway, uh, years later, you know. Ken, You should get a business mentor as I was looking for new ventures. And so I had it in my idea, you know, for free. And then also that you've got to know the guy or gal you've got to know the person. And so it makes me think about the other funny thought was like, you'll hear people who talk about, oh, my guru, my guru, my guru.Mischa Z: 06:52 And, and so you could say, oh, when was the last time you met your guru or, had coffee with them? Or talk to them? And they're like, oh, well, they're dead. You know, I talked to them in spirit or, well, I've never actually met them. They're, uh, they're Indian. And, you know, they're an avatar over in India or something like that. And so the way you're, you're oftentimes in those relationships, the way you're. It's a third party relationship, two or three degrees of separation. So either that, that spiritual person is dead. And so you're, you're getting to take advantage of that relationship by one of their, the dead person's old students, right? So that, that student, you know, is now teaching others. And by default, the dead guru is now the new students guru. Um, or, you know, you've got your Yogi who's over there in India.Mischa Z: 08:02 And, uh, you know, he, he was a teacher to somebody. Somebody who is now in the states and, and mentoring new yoga people, or what have you. And so again, by two degrees, or is that one degree of separation, two degrees of separation, the person you've never met is now your mentor. And, oh my gosh, I used to think that was the funniest thing ever. And now, honestly, I don't know if I'm going to publish this episode because it's just such an abstract, weird concept for me. But Hey, I'm paying for a high-end coaching program. And, uh, so which is awesome, not complaining, super stoked about it.Mischa Z: 08:54 Like it's been money well, well, well, well invested. And in hindsight, I would've taken advantage of high end coaching programs earlier in my life. Like really invested in myself in that regard. Um, but B it's two degrees of separation that Russell Brunson is my mentor. So one of Russell Brunson's coaches is my coach. His name is Vince Green. And Vince love you if you are happening to listen to this episode. But, uh, then says so good. And here's my, whatever it is, that one degree or two degrees of separation that Russell Brunson as my mentor. So funny life is good. Got to have fun, peace out.

Real Estate Marketing Dude
$600,000 in closed GCU from YouTube Organically

Real Estate Marketing Dude

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 28:42


These days there are so many social media platforms it is hard to keep up and easy to fall behind your competition. There's one platform you should not be overlooking and that is YouTube. You can spend all your money on ads and still not see a return and today's episode is going to change that. We're going to be talking to a 28 year old named Cody Steck who in just two years is on track to close near $600,000 and close GCI 100% from YouTube. More impressively, he did this 100% organically and free.Covering everything from strategy to keywords and SEO, this episode will be one for the books. As a long time Realtor, and real estate investor, Cody has a strong understanding of the real estate market for the Salt Lake Metro area and the entire Wasatch Front. Born and raised here in Utah, Cody knows the ins and outs of each city and neighborhood and has become a local celebrity on YouTube.Three Things You'll Learn in This EpisodeThe importance of finding your nicheHow to make videos pertaining to topics people will actually search forAmount of content to put out a monthResourcesCody's YouTube ChannelReal Estate Marketing DudeThe Listing Advocate (Earn more listings!)REMD on YouTubeREMD on InstagramTranscript:So how do you attract new business? You constantly don't have to chase it. Hi, I'm Mike Cuevas in real estate marketing. And this podcast is all about building a strong personal brand people have come to know like trust most importantly refer but remember it is not their job to remember what you do for a living it's your job to remind them let's get started what's up ladies and gentlemen welcome another episode of the real estate marketing dude podcast What is up everybody? What we're going to do today is bring you live individual agent actually doing the shit we talk about every fucking week on this damn show. So she knows there's people out there doing it we're not doing his his stuff but he's doing you know basically what we do for a lot of people so this is like every PP there's a lot of people doing this exact same strategy and we're gonna focus today specifically on YouTube. How the hell did he get in the business two years ago 28 years old and he's gonna close near $600,000 and close GCI 100% from YouTube Well, he knew the strategy he knew how to get found he created content he started doing it consistently and guess what people started knocking on his damn door and he did it without spending $1 in ADS I think we're gonna find out though because this is what an interview is so without further ado, we're gonna go ahead and introduce our guest His name is Mr. Cody stack what's up Cody?What's going on guys happy to be here. Can't wait to jump into thisYeah, dude, we appreciate having you on the show here Why don't you go ahead and tell everybody a quick rundown Who are you what market are you in and then we'll get on into the interview.Yeah, sure. So Cody stack I've been in the business for six years but just been on YouTube for only two years now so everything I do is almost exclusively YouTube at this point it's all 100% organic and free like you said i've you know I'm on track by the end of 2021 over the last two years I will have closed about $600,000 in gross commission just from youtube so in addition to that I'm doing you know friends and family and investors and all these other people I still have my market still so but as far as just lead generation new business coming in 100% YouTube right now and absolutely love it you know this stuff works and you know if you're thinking about doing it you got to do it you know now's the timeyeah and because like you know, you're in Salt Lake City I was checking out your channels pretty impressive. So if you go to his channel we'll give you the link later but just look up living in Salt Lake City I mean the dude owns every single search term out there and then you can see what his view counts are and you know he's gonna own that probably forever which is the best part about it and there are still some markets you could actually still penetrate and get in there some major cities as a matter of fact where people really haven't done the done the videos I've done that the content yet but it's limited I give it another 12 maybe 18 months maybe in the country and then all these search terms all this content I think you're starting to be so well that would be something else with YouTube because there is a specific strategy that for whatever reason, I don't know why. But I sort of know why like that people search for and why these videos get so much views and attention organically which is the key and what is the percentage of buyer or people that come through Is this how many percentages or relocations coming into the market versus let's talk about types of leads and get off YouTube that will go into types of content?Yeah, sure. So it's probably 90% relocation a lot of people move in from out of state it was kind of fortunate that I started my channel about six months before the whole COVID pandemic shit came about and I you know business was the YouTube channel was just kind of getting started I was starting to get traction and then that hit and you know it kind of was a blessing in disguise that I already had six months of content out there because I picked up on a lot of people trying to escape from the northeast from California from the northwest all these different places trying to get to Utah to you know because now they're working remote they can work anywhere or they're coming here for the jobs that we have you know Utah's growing like crazy we've got a big tech and healthcare scene so a lot of high paying jobs coming in and people are getting you know new jobs here in the area or just working remote and want to you know have access to the outdoors so tons of people coming in probably 90% relocation I do get the occasional lead that already lives here in Utah and they're just kind of doing research and they find me and say hey, I just came across you on YouTube love your stuff you know we'd love to help get your help with buying a place but you know and then I also do get a probably you know I've probably had three or four investors reach out as well I do a little bit of investing content on my channel as well talking about how to invest you know what to look for I'm an I'm a real estate investor myself that's how I got in the business but anyway made some content about that so you can you can really attack that angle as well if that's your your niche. I mean, you can go after that. So there's tons of different niches you can go after, but for me it's been mostly relocation.Yeah, and that's the key niche. A lot of times people will be like, Hey, we get the question all the time. Like, just if you start just creating like just real estate content, like hey, how to buy and sell the same Timer? blank, the home selling process, like it's very, you're not going to get any views on YouTube or you like or you're gonna lose a lot of people are going to search out that type of content. Yeah, it's bad content. Yeah.It's just, uh, nobody's searching it right? I mean, there's been 1000s of agents who have done those types of videos, and nobody's searching for that type of content. That's why, you know, when they're when somebody's looking at buying a house, and they want to learn about the escrow process, or inspections or appraisals, most people I found don't really care about that stuff. They're relying on you to just tell them what they need to know, handle it, make sure they don't get in a bad spot, take care of the rest, right? They don't really care about the details of how an appraisal is valued. They just care that their home appraises so people aren't searching for that they want to know more about the area and more about your expertise as the agent who knows that area and can get the job done.100% when I moved here you guys in the California I say this often on the show, but you know I went to YouTube to look up and see I'm like what the fuck is Encinitas look like? What are the housing look like? What is the strip look like? Like where am I gonna go get beer at where am I going to go take my kids to the park I just wanted to see what it looked like you know and oftentimes the reason why this is theory but I think it's accurate I'm appreciate your opinion on it. But the reason why I think so many reloads come in the market is twofold one they're doing what I was doing visually looking to see what the area is and then when they see someone there it's that know like trust factor and that's what video does 90% of it's based upon the body language and the tonality we're expressing it's not the fucking content. So like if you're if you're approachable on video, they like your personality, which is why they call you it's not because of the content you're spitting out most of the content is so damn boring to be honest with you. It's how you're saying it that people are actually interested in and they're like I can like this guy and then they call because they just want those boots on the ground. Whereas if you look at local business and how local businesses transacted over 80 85% of its gonna come from someone you already know used in the past or personally met or bumped into so when you look at that someone relocating and doesn't have that referral base they don't have that that network which is why a lot of online lead generation which is why everything on YouTube comes in so much relocation is because they're simply just not being referred to the people that they normally would if they're making a local transactionYeah, exactly. Like you said, I mean you hit it right on the content is as an agent the content seems boring and repetitive but for the person who's never been to your area, they gobble that stuff up I can't tell you how many texts and emails and phone calls I've had where people contact me and say I watch your videos I can't believe you know I'm talking to you your videos like a celebrity right?Yeah already status Yeah,I've had people like you know basically say that to me that you're like I can't believe I'm talking to you and it's a little weird you know, but it's like they know me because they've watched hours upon hours of my content. I have no idea who they are but they already know me like me and trust me like you said and that's the most important part of business right when it comes to real estate this some I preach all the time to especially newer agents or agents who aren't doing a lot of business it comes down to people it comes down to how you present yourself the body language and the confidence that you have to be the person that they need to trust in order to get that job done it doesn't come down to how well you know real estate or how good your YouTube videos are. I mean, yes, that will help right? You want to have high quality videos, but my first videos were absolute garbage I mean, audio sucked you know, the video sucked. I was stuttering the editing was bad everything was bad about it. And yet I've got I don't know 10,000 20,000 views on some of those first videos and they still consistently put out 100 you know 50 to 100 views every couple days so it doesn't matter right the content the quality doesn't really matter it's how you present yourself indentistry dude yeah authentic Yeah, my daughter watches like YouTube all the time. So I get all these like YouTube celebrities from Mr. Beast to like you know, you know, you name it. Yeah, you watch their content and the reason why it's like reality TV like people perfection doesn't exist a second you try to be perfect as a second you start turning everybody off. But let's go back to why the look at the positioning on this and this isn't just like this is on YouTube, like people who are just farming their local market with video to our attracting local market. a client's exact same way because you put the personality with the name, and people just want to feel like that know, like and trust. So we did a podcast with a dude named grant wise I forget what episode is it's been a while. But anyways, he's done a study on this or he researched a lot of this and what he came up with was like, hey, on you when people are on video, it's like, ingrained into our brains because as kids, it's like, why do you think your kid runs up to Mickey Mouse and like gives him a hug and thinks a superhero? It's just some drunk dude in a costume. And yet your kid thinks that this Mickey Mouse a superhero? Well, because the kid was seen him on television and TV growing up so when they see him in person, you get like this celebrity status. There's actually a study done. I wish I knew the name of it, but it's very interesting. You're exactly right people are like feel like you're a celebrity doing it and the positioning is crazy on that yeah. Okay so let's go through a couple other things because you're mentioning YouTube content What do you do for editing now and content creation a lot of people overthink these like scripts but it's really just like keep them conversational is what I tell people it's one on one you're just telling people what you already know and you don't need to be an expert in buying or selling real estate you need to be an expert in your community.Yeah, exactly. I rarely talked about buying or selling real estate in my videos like the specific details of that process. It's almost entirely about what's my area What does it look like? What are the pros and cons? How much does it cost to live there all those you know different types of things on the video that's what's most important that people actually care about so you know, when it comes to making content that's that's what you really got to focus on.How much content you put out, I mean videos a month, what your schedule like what's your frequency?Yeah, so right now I'm about one per week I've been trying some different types of videos I've been doing some home tours and stuff just try and test that out see how the you know what the feedback is. So I'm gonna I'm kind of somewhere between one and two videos per week. If you were just getting started if you don't have that backlog of videos you know on your channel already I'd say you absolutely need to be two if not three videos per week in my opinion, to build up that base of videos that people can go watch at least until you've got 10 to 20 videos out there. So yeah, I'm about one per week right now. And most of them are in the office or out vlogging so you know it might be just a sit down video like this where I talk about my area show some stuff on the screen and that's it or I'll be out in my area filming the sidewalks the houses the businesses everything that people want to see. And you know those are the two types of videos I do and then you asked about editing. In the beginning I edited everything myself I wanted to kind of understand the process and figure it out but I've since moved on and I've got a virtual assistant who edits everything for me at this point.What kind of performance difference you've seen on talking head stuff when you're sitting down as opposed to being out on the street on the beach showcasing the demonstrating area?Yeah, that's that's a great point. Um, I would say that a lot of people I think people really get attached to my videos on the vlog type videos where I'm actually out and about doing stuff that those are the videos where people are like Yeah, I saw your video on this on this city and it was great because I got to see how many trees there were you know, was there dirt was there a sidewalk was it paved you know, like all that stuff, whatever just kind of how it visually looks so people get attached to that. You know, which is nice, but at the same time I think people appreciate the talking head stuff because they can just throw it on while they're driving. They don't have to watch me or anything necessarily they just listened to it kind of like you would a podcast or whatever. So they both do well i think i do think you need both in order to be successful.Yeah, that's a good point. There's you got informational, like community informational content, and you have community demonstrated demonstratable content, like the tours, the downtown areas, that's what people want to see. And those do really well. And you're right, it's sort of like, like the vlog stuff, people overthink the formatting of it. But scripting is like very simple when you just break down storytelling, and essay writing and how your book reports when you're in second grade, it's the same shit. attention getter, Introduction body outro. attention getter, Introduction body outro. So you guys follow y'all have y'all have the skill set to do this. It's not very difficult just that for whatever reason. I don't know why Cody, but people buckle at the knees when the record button goes on. And I'm always like, Dude, why are you buckling at the knees? Bro? You're a grown ass man. Like, you just sold a $20 million property and just made like $200,000 you're gonna let the red light make you buckle at the knees? Like Come on, bro. Like you're tougher than that. Why is that? Why do people hesitate?So I don't know. I haven't figured it out.When you started were you sort of like hey, this feels weird or Yeah,I mean it's definitely weird to like talk to a camera. I'm not generally that type of person. I mean I've gotten too used to it now and now I don't even have an issue I just click it on and I just go and I you know, I stumble through it and I can edit it out and redo it and you kind of learn that stuff. I think a lot of people get hung up at the very beginning they think has to be perfect right? They have to say the right thing they can't stutter. They have to you know, have a smile on their face whatever like all that all that shit that doesn't really matter. I mean, it does matter, right? Like you want to do your best but like don't overthink it. Just hit record and just get a video out. That's the biggest thing. It's not the scripting. It's not the content. It's not anything else. It's simply just hitting record, getting a video done looking at it saying oh yeah, I could have done this better and fix it next time and release the video and you know, get on with it.Yeah, I mean, I can tell you firsthand we just some people overthink the first video. I'm like, dude, like it no one cares. Frankly, no one cares what the hell you do, but like the more imperfect it is. in its own way, oftentimes the better it performs Yeah, well isn'tthat Vanya? Maybe because it's authentic its authentic right and the thing is you put that first video out you might get 12 views anyway right like that very first video over time it might give us but at the beginning you're only gonna get 10 1215 views maybe you know so it's not like the whole world is watching this it's not like you're on CNN or something you know what tons of exposure right off the bat you know, so don't overthink it And the beautiful thing about YouTube is look you know some of those first videos I've gone back and remade them and they do great you know, now that my audio quality is better my video quality is better I'm better on camera, Christmas better whatever, all that stuff you can just remake the video nobody even sees the first one anymore you know so it's not the end of the world if it's not perfect.Makes a lot of sense. What else do you see coming out on on with YouTube? You know, I know that a lot of a lot of people are familiar now with the you know, 18 months ago says like the hidden strategy, right? And I'm like, wow, YouTube. But now you know, you see a lot of people doing the pros and cons videos and all that. Yeah. Are you seeing any other avenues open up? Beyond the tours beyond the pros and cons of time neighborhoods? The cost of livings all that stuff? Are you seeing any other avenues coming down the pipe for different areas of content creation that people haven't quite seen yet?Yeah, that's a that's a great question. Um, I think that you I think that YouTube will still be the number one platform in my opinion, or at least for the next three to five years so it's going to be video content number one. Number two, you know, it's going to have to go beyond pros and cons and cost of living and all that stuff it's going to have to go into more vlogs I think that's going to be more important showing the area especially for relocation and also once you've built up an audience I think it's easier to niche down a little bit and start talking about commercial real estate start talking about investors start talking about these you know new construction, whatever it might be, if you want to go into new construction I mean you can build up a portfolio of home tours and talking about new construction and how the framing process works and whatever and who knows maybe you pick up a builder client they give you 50 listings right because they know like hey Cody can sell he's good on video he knows how to market and he knows the construction process this is gonna be huge you can use that once you've got you know a repertoire of videos and you know the confidence to display that on video that can be really helpful so I think that's going to be you know, niching down is going to be another thing that gets more important you know, I've seen some agents on YouTube who do only investment type stuff and absolutely crush it for people in their local market. Going beyond that, I think that you know, increasing the quality is going to be extremely important you know, going forward, I've seen a couple agent start to pop up that have really figured out how to be charismatic, how to entertain how to joke how to you know, really kind of be a performer when it comes to YouTube and I think that's going to make the difference right if I just sit here you know, cold if I just sit here like a cold statue, nobody's going to really relate to that but if I can be charismatic, I'm moving my hands are moving you know whatever. People are going to attach to that and I think that's going to give you a leg up so doing higher quality content, you know, maybe going the professional videographer route all those I'm just kind of you know, shooting off the hip here some different ideas that I'm exploring and kind of the direction that I want to take my channel to continue to maintain that top spot in my market.It's good to evolve though that I remember like 20 years ago was at 2010 I remember riding around in Chicago on a scooter thinking I was so cool. And with a flip camera doing a selfie video like yeah with the sunglasses on I was probably the cheesiest thing I ever did in my life but just like but I mean videos evolved that I remember back then you didn't have to do anything just like Facebook Live came out he didn't have to do anything yeah he just got on Facebook Live it was a call it was he alive is he live and that got a lot of attention but yeah, you're seeing the need for added content versus the talking heads because the talking head stuff everybody's doing it when everyone's doing something you have to Zig or zag or do different direction because you lose attention. Tell me how you're multipurpose seeing the content beyond YouTube. Are you just putting the content on YouTube or what else are you doing with it beyond Yeah, posted on YouTube?Yeah, it's 100% YouTube I've thought about repurposing into a podcast format but you know just they've never gone that route. I don't know if it's just because viewership would be low or or whatever. But I've just had so much so much success with YouTube that I've just stuck with that so I do a little bit of repurposing and my again, my virtual assistant helps with this. He'll take the video and just kind of cut it up and occasionally we do something on Facebook or Instagram just a short video. It doesn't actually it's not actually a link to the direct video. It's just kind of a short clip. But that's basically it. I mean, it's 100% YouTube, postthem to Facebook, you send them your database, video, email, modern anything.Nope. We don't do anything like that we just you know, we basically just let YouTube do its thingcool cool cool any other tips that you taken anything else you want to shareand you just got to get started like that's that's the biggest thing just get started if you're in your market I mean the space now I've been doing some research on how many other agents are in the market you know just in different markets trying to do this and you go to one city and there might be five or 10 agents trying to do this right so five or 10 is still not very much compared to how many agents are out there door knocking or cold calling you're trying to do Facebook ads right everybody's on Facebook ads or at least was you know I've been out of that world for a couple years now but like two years ago, Facebook everybody was doing Facebook right people were signing up for these these you know websites and you know generating these leads and they're getting 50 calls a day right from these people from these different agents so although there might be five or 10 agents on YouTube in your you know market if you're better at video if you're more confident you're more consistent and you put out higher quality you know content, you will get business from it. The thing I love about YouTube as well that I think people don't realize is the closing ratio is extremely high. I'm probably at about a seven to 8% closing ratio for leads who reach out and then eventually actually end up buying or selling with me And the beautiful thing is that the people who do reach out want to work with me right if they didn't want to work with me they wouldn't be contacting me they wouldn't call me they wouldn't email me they wouldn't text me because they maybe they don't like my personality maybe they don't like how I presented something maybe I piss them off because it's something I said whatever. And that's fine I'll never know if they don't reach out you know, because they're just some random view on YouTube. But the people who do reach out respect me as an agent they respect what I do and they want to work with me which is uh would yousay seven to 8% of conversations you have with people that initially like comment on a video and say like hey, I'm interested in moving in when you talk to him like first time on a phone call or something off of YouTube like that would be what you consider seven eight, just you guys know like one to 3% of the national average like for Zillow or or other type of lead gen so he's saying it's three times as much in conversionYeah, yeah, exactly. So I'm considering a lead anybody who reaches out to me so it's not even a comment on a video. Most people who are interested will actually reach out as of right now I've probably got i don't know i'm probably at about 450 I don't know let me just check real quick Yeah, but 466 466 leads over the last two years so that's that's less than one per day, but that's how I get a closing ratio that's so high somewhere in that seven to 8% range from last time I checked. So these are people who have reached out either via a phone call a text or an email said hey, I'm thinking about moving to Utah and then they eventually doand it's not this is the difference guys between lead generation attraction like when they reach out you like put them in some kind of weird drip autoresponder Are you just being human and following up to human way?Yeah, I just do it 100% human I mean, again, I I have that first initial conversation with them if they're in a position where they're moving in the next I don't know maybe four to five months I keep in constant contact with them I'll check in every you know, a couple weeks or whatever. But to be totally honest, a lot of the people check in with me right? They're like, Hey, I'm coming into town like are you still available to show me some houses so they honestly do a lot of the check in for me if they're out more than five, six months you know, I just I I've got a system set up with a virtual assistant of mine and they kind of check in every two months or so with a with an email just Hey, how are your plans progressing, anything we can do for you? And that's it, you know, nothing fancy I I use an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of my leads. Like I know people are like all about the CRM and whatever. I keep it super simple. And it works.Yeah. That's it. Everyone's like, what do you need, you need some super duper honors. But this is not online lead generation. This is called online attraction. That's what video is video doesn't generate leads and attracts attention and then your personality generates a damn lead. It just allows you to basically give your sales pitch without you really giving your sales pitch because that's all people really hire when they hire a real estate agent. They're not hiring. The fact you have a real estate license or hiring What the fuck you can do with it. And whether they trust you That's it. Moving is a big deal. People are like shit, I'm scared. I don't know who to trust where to go. Like, you know, that's a big deal. And that's what that conversion has taken place during the consumption of the content. You're creating no other thing other than that, guys, don't overthink this stuff. This isn't as a giant popularity contest. And the more content you have, the more popular you become, the more conversations you create. Just like if you bought a lot of leads from Zillow, you'd have a lot of conversations, they just be different types. These conversations come to you it's totally it's attraction. So there's a major difference between marketing and advertising. It's, we're talking about marketing, and if everyone should do a little bit of both, I'm sure Cody does Some sort of lead generation stuff probably on his investment side what else you doing with lead generation? I mean no this has taken off but are you doing any geven need toYeah. So yes and no I mean I do postcards and keep in touch with my soI and past clients and stuff I'd send them a monthly mailer.Yeah I love that marketing it's not even lead gen you just yeahyeah just marketing so I mean as far as like lead generation I don't do anything you know, I the way that I look at it is I can go out there and I can you know call Facebook leads or cold call for three hours or I can just put together a video together in three hours and that video keeps on working for me you know, I it takes me three hours I spend you know 50 bucks to get it edited. And I put it out there and it works for me 20 473 65 and so that's kind of the passive income of YouTube and lead generation in real estate is you know, making a video is a way better use of my time than trying to go out there and cold call or lead generate for three or four hours a day.I 100% agree well put dude. Cody wants to tell everybody how they can find you. I'm sure they want to check out your stuff and see how you're doing it.Yeah, for sure. Yeah, so you can find me as we mentioned before living in Salt Lake City, Utah. Just type that into YouTube and hopefully I should pop up as number one at least for the first I don't know probably eight out of 10 videos I hope you can find my channel there Feel free to jump on there copy it steal you know whatever you want to do take the video and just make it your own right Feel free to copy the content for your own local city so that's where you can find my my actual YouTube channel and then I've got another one called the YouTube realtor where I talk I make videos just like this you know kind of talking about how to be successful on YouTube how to be successful as a real estate agent you know just all general real estate agent stuff so just just look up the YouTube realtor on YouTube and you should find itappreciate you man thanks for sharing all the stuff and congrats on all your success it's awesome to keep going like folks if you actually take action things can happen it's not rocket science there's a check out his channel listen to what he's doing and then just take action and do it you either have two ways of doing this you can either do it yourself and figure it all out or if you want someone to do it for you contact a real estate marketing dude it's what we do we'll script that and distribute real estate content. If you choose part of your strategy that's what we do or maybe you're not into blown up your channel maybe just want to build a local celebrity brand he just hit in your database, that's fine too. But either way is there's not a shortage of people that can help you whether you learn from a guy like Cody or you contact us so if you'd like to explore more what that looks like please visit us on our website at Real Estate marketing.com it's real estate marketing.com and thank you very much for watching another episode of the real estate marketing dude calm podcast follow us on social Subscribe, subscribe to our channel i G and Facebook and I swear to God and to get to tick tock channel as soon as I get a damn minute. But appreciate you guys and we'll talk to you guys later and see you next week. Bye bye. Thank you for watching another episode of the real estate marketing dude podcast. If you need help with video or finding out what your brand is, visit our website at www dot real estate marketing dude calm. We make branding and video content creation simple and do everything for you. So if you have any additional questions, visit the site, download the training and then scheduled time to speak with the dude and get you rolling in your local marketplace. Thanks for watching another episode of the podcast. We'll see you next time.

Be Well, Be Keto: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results!

Sean Lake grew up in Winchester, Massachusetts, before moving to Utah to become a professional snowboarder and general ski bum. Once he got that out of his system, he graduated from the University of Utah, using that degree to join Burton Snowboards, work as Shaun White's Team Manager, and land a spot as the Director of Sports Marketing at DC Shoes. After decades in action sports marketing, Sean co-founded BUBS Naturals, a line of collagen peptides and other all-natural supplements that help athletes at all levels perform and feel their best. Sean named BUBS Naturals after his childhood best friend Glen “BUB” Doherty, a Navy SEAL who was killed in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11 in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure-seeking life that Glen lived. Sean and the BUBS Naturals family further honor “Bub” by donating 10% of all profits to charities that support veterans. A devoted husband, father, and fitness fanatic, Sean now lives in Encinitas, California, where he can ride his bike to work and still do a quick surf check from the office.

The Mindful Movement Podcast and Community
How Your Movement Practices Will Impact Your Life | Max Shank Interview

The Mindful Movement Podcast and Community

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 81:36


In this episode Les chats with Max Shank, author, gym owner, and all around interesting man. Max is a wealth of knowledge in the realm of movement, and is a great communicator of useful life lessons. Max had a tremendous impact on Les' journey of exercise education and in this interview Les gets the opportunity to share that experience with Max. Hope you enjoy! Max Shank: He has written 3 books and taught over a hundred courses in countries around the world. These experiences have allowed him to help 10's of Thousands of people across the globe improve their lives through physical fitness. Max also operates the best damn gym in Encinitas, CA (Southern California) called Ambition Athletics, where hundreds more get better every day. You can learn more about Max here: https://maxshank.com/about/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Les and Sara on social media to stay up to date on the latest from The Mindful Movement: https://www.instagram.com/themindfulmovementpodcast/ (INSTAGRAM - @themindfulmovementpodcast) https://www.facebook.com/themindfulmovementpodcast/ (FACEBOOK)  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_mPlZbomAgNzfAUElRL7w?sub_confirmation=1 (YOUTUBE)  Join Sara from The Mindful Movement for this https://www.themindfulmovementcourses.com/ (FREE 4-Day Meditation Journey)! Start, deepen, or reignite your meditation practice with these four guided meditations. For more tips from Les on living intentionally, check out https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCQACBUblTbUpkZG3JshDAqrtTl5CtfRA (the Mindful Tips Series). https://themindfulmovement.com/contact/ (Get in touch!) Support this podcast

San Diego Magazine's Happy Half Hour
A Family Affair: Karina's Mexican Seafood Celebrates 40 Years in San Diego

San Diego Magazine's Happy Half Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 47:24


Welcome back to the Happy Half Hour! This week our special guest is David Contreras Curiel of Karina's Mexican Seafood, a San Diego institution that is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week. David and his siblings are leading the family business that his parents started back in Spring Valley in 1981, and he shares with us the story of Karina's humble beginnings. David's father, Don Arnulfo Contreras, and mother, Maria Ines Curiel, founded the restaurant (which is named after their eldest daughter) to create a better life for their six children. Don was a good cook, so he built the business by preparing the seafood dishes that he'd grown up enjoying in his home state of Sinaloa, such as ceviche. For a short while, the entire family lived above the restaurant, and David started working there when he was six years old. Today, there are several Karina's locations around the county, and the family also operates Savoie Italian Eatery, Taka Sushi, and Saffron Thai. David has 25 nieces and nephews, and he says they've all been involved in the restaurants or are currently working at them. We learned how they source their fresh seafood, the future goals for the company, and David's expert tips on what to order when you visit. Hot Plates this week is a lot of talk about the Michelin guide (and it's big news!). Michelin announced it awarded four stars to San Diego restaurants: Addison was promoted from one to two stars, and Jeune et Jolie, Soichi Sushi, and Sushi Tadokoro each received one star. Earlier this month, five local restaurants received Michelin's Bib Gourmand designation: Callie, Cesarina, Ciccia Osteria, Dija Mara, and Morning Glory. What do you think about the results of the awards? Let us know! In the last news item, Andrew Bachelier, formerly of Jeune et Jolie, confirmed that he and pro skater Tony Hawk are opening a new chicken restaurant in Encinitas called Chick N' Hawk. In Two People, $50, David Contreras Curiel recommends the quinoa bowl with chicken at Little Lion Cafe in Ocean Beach, and any of the entrées at Harbor Breakfast in Little Italy. My pick is the papa rellena at Too Sabrozo Delicatessen, a new Colombian food stand at local farmers' markets. David Martin says to get the royal pho at Pho Ca Dao, and Troy's pick this week is the crispy chicken buns and coconut shrimp at Sbicca Del Mar. Thank you for listening! As always, we want to hear from you. Need a restaurant recommendation? Is there a guest you want us to book on the show? You can call us at 619-744-0535 and leave a voicemail, or if you're too shy, you can email us at happyhalfhour@sdmag.com. See you next week!

North County News
Trash Pandas, Mike Hess, and Encinitas Oktoberfest - Episode #126

North County News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 57:29


Hello North County! We get into the plethora of Cassidy's hats (he's got a few) and might have answered a few questions regarding The Town. The Journey to 1000 continues as we close in on the last 26.2. What is a good number of "top" things when making a list? And are you headed to Oktoberfest? Check out our YouTube Channel : North County San Diego with Chris and Cassidy Cassidy - @cassidylewisre Chris - @i.am.chris.erickson Please subscribe and leave us a review. We love ya!

Bitch Slap  ...The Accelerated Path to Peace!
The key to life. Finding meaning in the moment. Via Victor E Frankl

Bitch Slap ...The Accelerated Path to Peace!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 12:24


I finish "Man's Search For Meaning" on my camping trip.  And looking up the side of the mountain I immediately have an opportunity to put his ideas in practice.  It's better than NetFlix!Administrative: (See episode transcript below)Check out the Tools For A Good Life Summit here: Virtually and FOR FREE https://bit.ly/ToolsForAGoodLifeSummitStart podcasting!  These are the best mobile mic's for IOS and Android phones.  You can literally take them anywhere on the fly.Get the Shure MV88 mobile mic for IOS,  https://amzn.to/3z2NrIJGet the Shure MV88+ for  mobile mic for Android  https://amzn.to/3ly8SNjGet A Course In Miracles Here! https://amzn.to/3hoE7sAAccess my “Insiders Guide to Finding Peace” here: https://belove.media/peaceSee more resources at https://belove.media/resourcesEmail me: contact@belove.mediaFor social Media:      https://www.instagram.com/mrmischaz/https://www.facebook.com/MischaZvegintzovSubscribe and share to help spread the love for a better world!As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.Transcript: Mischa Z: 00:03 All right. Victor E Frankl, Frankl Frankl. Yes. Victor E Frankl. "Man's Search For Meaning" more thoughts of my camping trip. Um, on the last episode, I was going to say how Victor Frankl perhaps inspired me, or I got to draw a direct correlation between service and, um, how Victor Frankel thinks what drives man is meaning having meaning in your life. And Victor breaks it down into three main ways. It's not necessarily what I'm going to do on this episode because I've not prepared. Gosh, you'd hope I would be, but there's lots of winging it these days. Um, it seems that there's always something going on. Let it rip, let it rip, take the messy action. Anybody out there wanting to create a podcast, a blog, a YouTube channel who wants to start, you know, getting their thoughts, ideas, their message out there, or maybe they just want to entertain who knows what the motive is, but they want to use a blog, a YouTube channel, um, a podcast as a mechanism for this or this, the source to do that.Mischa Z: 01:29 Take the messy action. Just take the messy action. That's what I'm going to tell you because you probably, well, I'm guessing you don't have an audience yet, so no one's going to be there to judge you. And if you do have an audience while they know who you are anyways, so no big deal take the messy action is which what I seem to be gifted with doing, taking the messy action on my podcast. So Viktor Frankl, um, you know, one of the things he talks about is his, his meaning how having a purpose in your life, and it does not have to be big and it doesn't have to be, it's having meaning in the moment. That's what it is. It's having meaning meaning in the moment. And he talks a lot about it in regards to the concentration camp experience and how people can derive meaning in life, even though they're headed towards death rapidly or they're seeing it or, or all of this.Mischa Z: 02:40 And I am, I'm hesitant to talk about it because it's so extreme. And I'm a white boy from Wyoming who now lives in Encinitas, California making podcast episodes. So, um, one thing I had been saying to a few friends is, you know, as we're trying to detach from controlling people, places and things, and trying to learn how to find joy or meaning in, in the moment and cede control of, of how we think people are supposed to act, feel, think what they're supposed to do, you know, as we're scaling God up bigger and bigger, and then, you know, inevitably someone brings these extreme circumstances of murderers and rapists and, you know, military leaders or, you know, leaders who do lots of damage. Right? And I had this thought of like, well, can we have our god so big and trust so much that there is something greater than this moment of our human existence, that if we were to have an executioner or we could smile lovingly to that executioner, or as they were opening the door to, you know, the, the, the hangman's noose for us, and I'm doing the best I can to talk about that idea, to be willing, to talk about that idea, to conceptualize that idea, given my, given my circumstances.Mischa Z: 04:35 Um, and so fast forward to reading Victor Frankel's book, and then in essence, he's talking about love and finding meaning in the moment as you're, you know, suffering extremely and perhaps dying, um, or being put to death. Um, I'm going to still work on how to talk about that. I think they're, they're interesting ideas. One idea that he floats is, um, is like: if you put even a small amount of gas in an enclosed space, the gas evenly distributes through that space, perfectly, and he correlates that to that, to suffering. He's like, so it doesn't matter how much suffering you have in a human consciousness. If it's a little, it's going to fill up the space. Same as gas fills up the void. And so he's like, Hey, his thesis is suffering a suffering, which is pretty crazy, right? Cause this dude went through for three years in four concentration camps.Mischa Z: 06:07 Um, anyway, I get my, thank you for listening to that. I'm going to try to continue to talk about the ideas that were sussed out, um, by Viktor Frankl in his book and within me. And one thing was, is finding meaning one way to find meaning is service. How can you serve in the moment? And, uh, I love that because I'm all about service. I've talked about it on other episodes. It's a big part of, you know, recovery of the recovery community is carrying the message. How can you be of service? And it's obviously within churches and religions and, and there's plenty of nonprofits out there. And so it's, it's this, isn't a new idea by any means on a big scale, as well as on a small scale. Being nice, forgiving, smiling, opening the door for somebody. Like it can be the tiniest things, a gracious nod, letting somebody in within traffic, like letting somebody in without throwing a fit, flipping them off. You know, if somebody cuts you off graciously, be cut off smile, wave. Thank you.Mischa Z: 07:31 Um, so it's, it's about nine o'clock at night on the camping trip and it's dark and there is a heavy, there's this part of a climb to get to the next lake. I wish I could remember what it is, but it was up heavy, heavy, like you almost wanted to have ropes, but you know, people were doing it with backpacks and things. But a couple of guys we look up and all of a sudden we see headlamps at nine o'clock at night, scaling down this chute to get back to crater, to, um, iceberg lake. And, um, it was hard enough for people to do that part of the hike in daylight let alone at night. So it was, it was honestly better than watching Netflix because it's a very far away, but you can see the two headlight beams and a very dramatic, very dramatic.Mischa Z: 08:31 They make it that it takes them half an hour, 45 minutes, whatever it is. And, um, they walked by us because the trail goes by our campsite and we're talking to them for a second. And I say, Hey, I'm inspired all of a sudden, Hey, do you guys need a campsite? Because they're clearly tired by now. It's 10 o'clock at night and you can't see anything to find a campsite. And, um, I happened to know where a couple of campsites were and they were so relieved and so excited and so happy. And, um, and I just thought of Victor Frankl and being of service and, and how in that moment after just finishing his book, I got to ask those guys if I could help them with a campsite. And we showed him this, uh, ridiculous campsite that we found, and they were just so happy.Mischa Z: 09:28 And, you know, I was gratified in the moment gratified in that I had meaning. And, um, it was just a really cool experience and to be in nature, just feeling the whole vibe of that, all the flow of it all. And, uh, yes, I'm doing a quick time check. Um, that's what I've got for you. The serendipitous events that led to me finishing the whole book and then yeah, I would encourage anybody to read "Man's Search For Meaning". Great, great book, just a great, great book. And I'll talk more about it. Love to all again, I'm going to say, get your tails out there and go camping. Get out in nature detached for two or three days, if you can, but I guess you can do silent retreats, all sorts of things. Um, many people are doing that. I'm just going to encourage you to do it again. If you have done it and absolutely get out there, if you haven't. All right, I'm done peace out.

KPBS Midday Edition
San Marcos Parents Alarmed Over COVID-Positive Students Knowingly Attending School

KPBS Midday Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 44:23


Parents of children enrolled in the San Marcos Unified School District were given cause for alarm after being informed that some students had been “attending school with known COVID-19 positive test results.” Meanwhile, COVID-19 outbreaks at schools are having big impacts on families, especially those in rural communities. Plus, both the city and county of San Diego want to right the wrongs from the “War of Drugs,” but plans for a cannabis social equity program are still not in place. Also, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria is pushing for more protected bike lanes in San Diego, but for some families, these changes haven't come soon enough. And, Encinitas is saying no to gas, natural gas that is. City leaders say the building electrification ordinance is part of the city's commitment to reduce greenhouse gases. Finally, from the California Report, a hidden gem in Joshua Tree and it's not the striking scenery from the National Park. It's a salon that's an oasis of style in this small desert community.

Bitch Slap  ...The Accelerated Path to Peace!
As soon as I took care of myself and held a boundary. The problem that I needed to fix, fixed itself.

Bitch Slap ...The Accelerated Path to Peace!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 9:36


I'm camping up at 9,500 feet and we had to hike 8 miles to get here!  It is ridiculously beautiful and the solitude is amazing.  The only issue is I've blown out my knees and I can't hike for a day.  I need to let people know. Administrative: (See episode transcript below)Check out the Tools For A Good Life Summit here: Virtually and FOR FREE https://bit.ly/ToolsForAGoodLifeSummitStart podcasting!  These are the best mobile mic's for IOS and Android phones.  You can literally take them anywhere on the fly.Get the Shure MV88 mobile mic for IOS,  https://amzn.to/3z2NrIJGet the Shure MV88+ for  mobile mic for Android  https://amzn.to/3ly8SNjGet A Course In Miracles Here! https://amzn.to/3hoE7sAAccess my “Insiders Guide to Finding Peace” here: https://belove.media/peaceSee more resources at https://belove.media/resourcesEmail me: contact@belove.mediaFor social Media:      https://www.instagram.com/mrmischaz/https://www.facebook.com/MischaZvegintzovSubscribe and share to help spread the love for a better world!As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.Transcript: Mischa Z: 00:01 I'm on a three-day camping trip gay to of the three-day camping trip. And I had this really cool moment and I thought, you know, like grab the phone and record. And the really cool moment was as soon as I took care of myself, held a boundary and the problem that I needed to fix itself fixed itself, it was physical. Um, my knees super achy. So we're up at iceberg lake, me and my buddy, Kyle, Kyle's a 32 year old charger I'm a 53 year old semiretired charger that you park at some metal. I wish I could remember what it's called. It's about 6,000 feet, 6,500 feet, something like that. Elevation. So we started from Encinitas, which is zero. You were at sea level, drove up to mammoth, spent the night there and then, uh, drove to this meadow where you can park. And then we hiked. It's about eight, eight miles, I believe, eight and a half miles. And you increase your elevation 3,500 feet, 3000 to 3,500 feet. It's a healthy little walk hike, especially if you've got a 25 pound pack on. And so my knees were feeling it, my knees were absolutely feeling it. Um, and, uh, you know, you're going up Hills down Hills, stepping over rocks, you know, jolting your, your knees here and there. And, um, anyway, just to set it up for you, uh, about, uh, there was going to be hiking to do on day two.Mischa Z: 02:20 And my body was like, yeah, you gotta walk out of here, man. And your knees, they're going to need to like recover. Like if you go hiking hard on day two, you are perhaps going to have a really serious issue on day three. Historically, I would push through all of that and, uh, I had the opportunity to not push through. So we're an iceberg lake and oh my gosh, the last that...Speaker 2: 03:00 It's like 600 vertical feet you're climbing. I was like, oh no. And I was thinking about, honestly, I was thinking about all my God, that people who would like climb Everest or K2 or these ridiculous mountains that are the highest in the world that, you know, in a perfect world, you have oxygen which you leave base camp at 16,000 feet? So you're camping at these... These people who climb these mountains are camping and 16,000 feet, you know, they end up climbing... I hit pause while I was waiting for the gust of wind to die down. Um, very isolated up here, which is possible. I've been reading Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor E Frankl. So lots of solitude and reading a really heavy, cool book. I'll save any takeaways from man's search for meaning for a some later episodes.Speaker 2: 04:30 But I noticed I've had this book laying around for a little bit and I just noticed his name is Victor E victory. So cool. I don't know why that just struck me. Um, the really cool thing about the wind up here to the gusts of wind is it's so quiet and there's so much solitude that you can hear the gust of wind coming at you. So, you know, it's coming well before it actually gets to you. And it's so cool that there's that much peace and quiet that you can hear the wind coming, and then you can obviously hear it and feel it as it hits you and hits the pocket of trees that I'm camped in. Um, but, uh, yeah, so Kyle was like, all right, we're going up to the next lake, which it's like Anise or Enid or something. Um, but you have to walk a bunch of, bunch of slurry rocks on the side of a pretty steep slope.Speaker 2: 05:34 And so I grabbed my water bottle to go with him this morning and, you know, made it about 200 feet. And I was like, uh, yeah, my knees really hurt. And I think pushing through and getting the adrenaline to go so the pain goes away is not the thing to do. So it was like, yo Kyle, I'm going to take a down day. I kick it at the camp site. You go hike. And, uh, it was really smart. And anyway, I I've been reading and hanging out and doing a lot of stretching and I just went for this little walk and, uh, my knees are all healthy and feeling good. So I was struck... I was like, holy mackerel, like taking that down day, setting that boundary, holding to it, holding to what I knew my body wanted and needed, and then to have the healthy payoff. Super cool. I do also want to say how good the solitude has been and how freaking beautiful it is. Anybody. If you ever get a chance, come up to Iceberg lake, you can see it, hear it all. You'll hear it. Super good stuff. This gets to be a short episode. Enjoy nature. Have some solitude. Iceberg lake is ridiculously beautiful. It actually reminds me of, I believe what's called a crater lake back in Jackson hole, Wyoming national park, but Iceberg lake right here is surrounded pretty much on all sides by big granite peaks. And Glaciers, whats left of em, melt right into, uh, what is iceberg lake here. And we did go for a little dip yesterday and it is CO OLD (cold), but it was refreshing. All right. Peace out.

Bitch Slap  ...The Accelerated Path to Peace!
Happiness in the moment Part #2. "Happiness is a decision"

Bitch Slap ...The Accelerated Path to Peace!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 11:26


A follow up to the "Happiness in the moment episode."  This idea of we can be free of circumstances dictating our happiness.  And if the circumstance is extreme enough, then it will make us unhappy.  I discuss this in relation to having kids.  And what if our kids get hurt?  Can we find happiness in our genetic code as we are designed by the universe? Can we find happiness and bliss in that versus being upset? Can we be happy in our upsetedness?Administrative: (See episode transcript below)Check out the Tools For A Good Life Summit here: Virtually and FOR FREE https://bit.ly/ToolsForAGoodLifeSummitStart podcasting!  These are the best mobile mic's for IOS and Android phones.  You can literally take them anywhere on the fly.Get the Shure MV88 mobile mic for IOS,  https://amzn.to/3z2NrIJGet the Shure MV88+ for  mobile mic for Android  https://amzn.to/3ly8SNjGet A Course In Miracles Here! https://amzn.to/3hoE7sAAccess my “Insiders Guide to Finding Peace” here: https://belove.media/peaceSee more resources at https://belove.media/resourcesEmail me: contact@belove.mediaFor social Media:      https://www.instagram.com/mrmischaz/https://www.facebook.com/MischaZvegintzovSubscribe and share to help spread the love for a better world!As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.Transcript: Mischa Z: 00:02 Okay. I am going to try, try to do a follow up episode to the happiness in the moment episode. The last episode I published right before this one was we can find, we can have happiness in any moment. Happiness is a decision and, um, I wanted to do a follow-up email to that. It's very late at night and I am super tired. I am just about to go on a camping trip, leaving tomorrow for four days and, uh, worked hard to get four podcast episodes scheduled. So they're scheduled to be, um, released while I'm gone. So I feel really good about that, but that was, it's a lot of work scheduling four episodes in a day, um, you know, working them all up and editing them and all of that. And then also I put together an email to be sent while I'm gone to my fledgling email list.Mischa Z: 01:18 I now have a fledgling eel key mail list to go along with my fledgling podcast. Perhaps you are on my fledgling email list as well as being a listener of the podcast. And the reason I'm I'm recording this episode as well is I'm about to go on a camping trip. So I won't be recording an episode for most likely four days. My phone will probably run out of battery on the camping trip. Um, and so I doubt if I will be recording anything. And then also I wanted to stretch myself with the idea of this episode. So here we go, happiness in the moment. Part two, happiness is a decision. So in the first happiness is a decision episode. I was talking about that this lady friend, who, whose two children, I had said, Hey, happiness is a decision. And she said, I disagree because one of my kids broke her hip.Mischa Z: 02:33 One of my kids broke her neck and, um, two daughters that are have kids and things. So they're they're of age they're well, you know, thirties or forties or fifties, perhaps even like somewhere in there, these daughters. So, you know, it's this idea of we can be free of circumstances dictating our happiness and part of that as well. If the circumstance is extreme enough, then it will make us unhappy. And so I have kids, this lady has kids and they both have been injured. And so she's upset and she is unhappy. And the way she described it was really interesting. Or this is the way I heard it, right. This could so two things first off as a mother. So I'm a father, right? So as a mother, like moms are genetically designed to be concerned for their kids. I believe, right? As a mother of a mother, any Mo there's listening to this episode, of course, you're going to be worried about your child no matter what their age, my mother, even when I was, you know, in my thirties.Mischa Z: 04:01 And she passed away when I was young forties, I think 40, I don't know how old I was, maybe 45 or something or somewhere in there. But constantly, you know, packing me a lunch for my, for my airplane, rides home, even in my forties, you know, giving me snack packs, whatever. And, uh, when I was young, it used to make me mad in my late teens and early twenties. They'd be like, mom, I'm a grown up. I learned to love it. Of course. Mom being a mom. And of course I miss that. Now, you know, the SA the bagel sandwiches for the plane ride home. And as you're walking out the door, um, she lived in Berkeley and I live in Encinitas, but, um, as a father. So I think this is one way to think about it when your kids are old enough. And you're like, well, my daughter injured herself so I am unhappy.New Speaker: 05:10 That's sort of a, a righteous agenda. It's almost like saying, look what my daughter has done to me to affect my happiness as a father or as a mother. Right. And that's such an interesting way to look at it, to be like, wait a minute. You know? And, and then also at some point we've got to trust in God that our, our kids are going through what they need to go. They need to be. And so the bigger we can grow that the more we're in acceptance of what our kids get to go through. And that would also say, as a mother, I'm assuming genetically who you're, you're by genetic disposition, your have concern and love and worry, and you don't want to see your kids suffer, but can you find happiness in that mothering when your kids are injured or going through a hard time or, or something like that.Mischa Z: 06:25 And I think that's an awesome way to look at it. Same as a father. So instead of as a father, you know, whatever father instincts I have, when the son, my sons are sussing them out of me, his 20 year old boys, young men today they're 20 and 18. Can I find a happiness in my genetic coding as a father versus upsettedness, right? So if they're, if they're missing a college payment due to irresponsibility, and that irritates me as a father, can I find a joy and happiness in that. And that, oh, I know it sounds crazy, but I think that that's the way for me that the more I can look at things like that, the freer I can be because it is a decision. So I think perhaps if I have an opportunity to have a discussion with that lady who was like, no, I am not happy because my kids, her daughters are injured and I got the impression, it was nothing that was life-threatening or anything, but no buts. I'm hedging right there. To say, Hey, like, okay, you feeling your motherly concern? Can you embrace your genetic code and find happiness in that? In your mothering?Mischa Z: 08:17 Anyhow, there you go. Part two, I'm trying to keep my episodes at eight minutes. I noticed when I'm on zoom, I tend to go a little bit longer because it's a lot harder to watch the clock, versus when I'm on my iPhone, I can see the, the timer is much more prevalent. So you know exactly where you are. Time-wise. I'm really practicing on keeping my episodes at eight minutes, mostly because it's easier to edit them easier and quicker. Versus when you start getting into 15 or 20 minute episode, man, that's a lot more work twice as much work. Anyway, I'm done part two happiness in the moment. Can we find happiness as our genetic code as we're designed by the universe? Can we find happiness and bliss in that versus versus being upset? Can we be happy in our upsetedness? How's that? That's a better way to put it. All right. Love to all I'm done. I am camping for four days. Peace out, but no peace out there will be an episode every day. So it's kind of cool. There's there's no gap. All right, I'm done.

North County News
Blue Fire Brewing, Encinitas Ranch, and a Frank Viola Baseball Card - Episode #125

North County News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 60:04


What's Up Friends of North County and Beyond! Another fun one here. We got to chat about the top 10 IPAs in the US and a new brewery in San Marcos that is having its Grand Opening this weekend. Chris found his old baseball cards and tests Cassidy on his 80's recall. And we golfed at Encinitas Ranch. Enjoy! Check out our YouTube Channel : North County San Diego with Chris and Cassidy Cassidy - @cassidylewisre Chris - @i.am.chris.erickson Please subscribe and leave us a review. We love ya!

Native Yoga Toddcast
Holly Gastil ~ Ashtanga Yoga Then & Now

Native Yoga Toddcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 71:16


Join a conversation I had the pleasure of sharing in with Holly Gastil. During our conversation Holly shares some of her insights in how her practice has been cultivated over the almost 30 years that she has been involved in Ashtanga. She shares her passion of the Ashtanga Yoga Center community that has been strong in Encinitas, California since the 70's. We even talk about the mysterious Lemurians that are believed to live in a series of tunnels in Mt. Shasta that only a lucky few will ever see.... :)Holly Gastil began the practice with Tim Miller at the Ashtanga Yoga Center in 1994. Through her continued yoga practice and teacher training with Mr. Miller she started teaching in 2002. Holly's lighthearted teaching style reflects the flexibility she has gained, both mentally and physically, through the practice of Ashtanga yoga.  Her classes are geared towards both the beginning practitioner and the more advanced Yogi. Holly continues to be challenged and inspired in her yoga practice on a daily basis.Visit Holly at https://www.hollygastil.comOn IG at @hollygastiland at ashtangayogacenter.comThank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.com and sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Visit us at nativeyogacenter.com to check out our full schedule of classes In Studio in Juno Beach, FL and Livestream wherever you are. You can try 2 weeks of Unlimited Livestream Yoga with us for FREE by visiting info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.com Please share this episode with your friends, rate & review and join us next time.

Todd Durkin IMPACT Show
A Brand Born Out of Tragedy--the Legacy of Fallen Navy Seal, Glen “BUB” Doherty | Ep. 214 with Sean Lake

Todd Durkin IMPACT Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 75:40


This one today is quite an amazing story. Sean Lake is a former professional snowboarder who co-founded BUBS Naturals 4-years ago on the mission to make people's health & wellness better. Since its inception, the company has seen meteoric growth and has changed thousands of people's lives. And to think that the brand was born from a tragedy makes it even more special.    The company “BUBS” is named after Sean's childhood best friend, Glen “BUB” Doherty; a Navy Seal killed in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012.  Today's IMPACT Show is a great story of 2 best friends, one gone but not forgotten and one living the dream and carrying on his best friend's legacy.    In today's episode Sean shares: - How he became Shaun White's manager. Todd also shares how he actually trained Shaun a long time ago and wait until you hear a crazy story.  - Dropping out of college with Glen to chase the dream. - 9/12, 2012 ...the call about Glen's death. - The sense of duty to protect Glen's legacy. - The 30-day challenge that changed my life. - Fit at 50; Sean's 7 day a week routine. - The growth of BUBS Naturals and why it has done so well. - The importance of giving back. 10% of all proceeds go to charity. - Take the 30-day challenge: www.BUBSNaturals.com - type in IMPACT at checkout to get 20% off   Please share today's episode with someone who might benefit from this amazing legacy of Glen “BUB” Doherty and be sure to share it in your email list and Social Media.  Please tag me and BUBS at: IG/Twitter: @ToddDurkin @BubsNaturals FB: @ToddDurkinFQ10, @BubsNaturals #BUBSNaturals #FeelGreat #DoGood #BrandBornOutOfTragedy   ---   1:22 - Meet Sean lake, Co-founder of BUBS Naturals.   5:46 - Sean Lake becomes Shaun White's team manager. Todd and Sean share stories of training Shaun White.   12:33 - Fit at 50 - Sean's 7 day a week routine. Make my bed first thing. Warm lemon water. Zazen Meditation. Eating for my blood type - good nutrition. The Fitness Kitchen 5 days a week.   33:34 - Sean and Glen story...how it all started with BUBS Naturals. Dropping out of college to follow their dream!   45:21 - The sense of duty to protect Glen's legacy. We wanted to keep Glen at the table. The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation - 10% off all proceeds from BUBS goes to the foundation.   47:24 - The jar of collagen protein that changed Sean's life - the 30-day challenge.   51:09 - How the collagen challenge turned into BUBS Naturals. Glen's call sign in the Navy was BUB   54:38 - The growth of BUBS Naturals. Flavor...Solubility...Amino Acid Profile. Collagen Protein. MCT Oil Powder. Apple Cider Vinegar. Soon to come Functional Hydration - “Hydrate or Die”.   1:11:37 - Where to find  BUBS Naturals. www.bubsnaturals.com. Take the 30-day challenge ...at checkout use code IMPACT to get 20% off your first order   ---   About Sean Lake: Sean Lake grew up in Winchester, Massachusetts, before moving to Utah to become a professional snowboarder and general ski bum. Once he got that out of his system, he graduated from the University of Utah, using that degree to join Burton Snowboards, work as Shaun White's Team Manager, and land a spot as the Director of Sports Marketing at DC Shoes. After decades in action sports marketing, Sean co-founded BUBS Naturals, a line of collagen peptides and other all-natural supplements that help athletes at all levels perform and feel their best.   Sean named BUBS Naturals after his childhood best friend Glen “BUB” Doherty, a Navy SEAL who was killed in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11 in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure-seeking life that Glen lived. Sean and the BUBS Naturals family further honor “Bub” by donating 10% of all profits to charities that support veterans.   A devoted husband, father, and fitness fanatic, Sean now lives in Encinitas, California, where he can ride his bike to work and still do a quick surf check from the office.   About Glen “BUB” Doherty….   Glen was an adventure seeker, a river guide, skier, Ironman competitor, fitness fanatic, chef, gardener, handyman, and epic storyteller. BUB was a national hero…a Navy SEAL who saved lives, and was always the life of the party. Glen was also the oldest and closest friend of BUBS Co-Founder, Sean Lake. Glen and Sean used to talk about the “fountain of youth” and how to keep exercising and getting after it like they were in their 20's….when they were turning 40! He passed away on September 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya.   ---   Are you a Trainer, Coach, or Fitness Business Owner seeking to make even more IMPACT in your business & life?   You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with. Level up today with my “Best in Class” MASTERMIND program for fitness professionals. I invite you to connect, share, and grow with the top coaches, trainers, and entrepreneurs in the fitness industry. My MASTERMIND is for passionate and purpose-driven fitness professionals who want to create success & significance in their personal and professional lives. If that sounds like you, visit: ToddDurkinMastermind.com to enroll or apply today. If you do so within the next 24 hours, you will receive a FREE video of one of my recent “ALL MASTERMIND” coaching calls. There are so many lost souls right now that need “our” LIGHT.  Let's make a difference together, one life at a time!    ---   Please keep your questions coming so I can highlight you on the podcast!!    If you have a burning question and want to be featured on the IMPACT show, go to www.todddurkin.com/podcast, fill out the form, and submit your questions!    ---   Follow Todd… → Instagram & Twitter: @ToddDurkin → Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ToddDurkinFQ10 → FB: @ToddDurkinFQ10   Don't forget that if you want more keys to unlock your potential and propel your success, you can order my book GET YOUR MIND RIGHT at www.todddurkin.com/getyourmindright or anywhere books are sold.   ---   Get Your Mind Right now available on AUDIO: https://christianaudio.com/get-your-mind-right-todd-durkin-audiobook-download   Want more Motivation and Inspiration?? Sign up for my newsletter The TD Times that comes out on the 10th of every month full of great content  www.todddurkin.com   ---   ABOUT: Todd Durkin is one of the leading coaches, trainers, and motivators in the world. It's no secret why some of the world's top athletes have trained with him for nearly two decades. He's a best-selling author, a motivational speaker, and owns the legendary Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, where he leads an amazing team of 42 teammates.   Todd is a coach on the Netflix show “STRONG” that is must-watch TV. He is a previous Jack LaLanne Award winner, a 2-time Trainer of the Year, and he runs his Todd Durkin Mastermind group of top trainers and fitness pros around the globe, coaching them with business, leadership, marketing, training, and personal growth mentorship.   Todd and his wife Melanie head up the Durkin IMPACT Foundation (501-c-3) that has raised over $250,000 since it started in 2013. 100% of all proceeds go back to kids and families in need. To learn more about Todd, visit www.ToddDurkin.com and www.FitnessQuest10.com.   Join his fire-breathing dragons' community and receive regular motivational and inspirational emails. Visit www.ToddDurkin.com and opt-in to receive his value-rich content.   Connect with Todd online in the following places: You can listen to Todd's podcast, The IMPACT Show, by going to www.todddurkin.com/podcast.

Midlife Love Out Loud podcast
01: Calling in the Divine Feminine with Kenlyn Kolleen

Midlife Love Out Loud podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 33:03


More than ever, people are talking about the Divine Feminine.  Do you actually know what it is or how to connect to her? Are you aware of the cost of living in a patriarchal culture? In this powerful episode of Midlife Love Out Loud, Kenlyn Kolleen shares about the Shero's back to her and how this life force lives within you.  Kenlyn Kolleen is a premiere leadership, empowerment + spiritual business coach, and curator of The Divine Feminine Summit, a global sisterhood dedicated to empowering the voice of the feminine. Through warmly expansive online spaces -- empowerment circles and classes -- Kenlyn strives to be an accessible connective force for all. Feeling the call to support women to reclaim their power - spiritually, emotionally, and financially - Kenlyn moved beyond her former life as a Notre Dame law graduate and top attorney to focus on empowering women to embody their radiance, live their purpose, and make significant impacts on behalf of our planet. As her experiences taught her to embrace a higher law and seek higher truths, she moved away from the corporate world and toward India. Her first spiritual pilgrimage included a private audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She returned from her second as a Kundalini Yoga teacher. Kenlyn is the author of The Art of Turning 50: A Woman's Guide to a Radiant, Authentic Life, and teaches Kundalini RISING Yoga via her international livestream platform. As a filmmaker, her short film Doglama serves as a catalyst to help others explore spiritual lessons on loving and letting go. She has served on the board of Free A Child in Nepal, and launched the first anti-trafficking program in Denver, Colorado, serving homeless and vulnerable youth. Kenlyn lives, breathes, and connects in Encinitas, CA. KenlynKolleen.com Grab her FREE Divine Feminine Summit Top 10 Want to stop going on sucky dates? Grab your MIDLIFE LOVE GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL DATING and learn how you can call in Mr. Right, right now!  If you'd like some one-to-one coaching with Junie, grab your complimentary 30-minute Love Breakthrough Session today so she can support you on your love path. And don't forget to subscribe to Midlife Love Out Loud so that you don't miss a single episode. While you're at it, won't you take a moment to write a short review and rate our show? It would be greatly appreciated! To learn more about our previous guests, listen to past episodes, and get to know your host, go to www.CoachJunieMoon.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Positive Impact
#102: Joe Kudla - Vuori, Founder & CEO

Positive Impact

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 44:32


"I feel like I'm a student of life. If I wasn't given any other gifts, the one gift that I think I have is an appreciation for how finite this life is." -Joe Kudla Starting as a pop-up trailer by the beach in 2015, to numerous retail stores scattered throughout the U.S. in 2021, Vuori is an active lifestyle brand that draws inspiration from the aspirational coastal California lifestyle - an integration of yoga, surf, sport, art, and strong visionary spirit. In this episode, Joe shares the self-care and mindfulness practices he uses to maximize creativity, optimize productivity, and get into a flow state - including breath work, meditation, yoga, surfing, mountain biking, and journaling. Joe talks about the importance of community - and being in service to the community of Encinitas and all communities Vuori has a retail presence. And how the overlap of what made Joe successful as an athlete growing up has helped him become successful as an entrepreneur. Joe shares his journey from college graduate, to a modeling career that took him to Europe for two years, to accountant, to finally founding Vuori, and lessons and learnings along the way. This is an episode you don't want to miss. Full disclosure - I'm part of the Vuori Influencer program which includes discounts on all Vuori product. MY go-to items are the Kore short and tuvalu tee. I absolutely love the product

Sew & So...
Tristan Detwiler - Surf's Up!

Sew & So...

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 39:43


From his dorm room to his mom's garage to a storefront workshop at the Platform in Culver City, Tristan continues to pursue his passion, with surfing and travel as his inspiration. According to Tristan, “After an hour in the water, I get out and I'm ready to create.”   Tristan launched STAN in 2019, and In March of 2020 Rowing Blazers wanted to add his designs on their website. His 18 one-of-a-kind blazers sold out the same morning they debuted. A month later, he was invited to show a spring/summer collection at New York Men's Day. The story of how he found fabrics, created 20 jackets in two weeks and rented a 1972 VW Bus to create a video for his Fashion Week debut is delightful. His runway collection was a hit, and he was invited back to present a fall/winter collection. (5:00 – 11:20)Tristan talks about the happenstance meetings that have informed his work. One example he gives is meeting his friend Claire at a sewing shop in Encinitas, San Diego. “This lady came up to me and said, 'What's a good-looking young surfer dude like you doing in a sewing shop?'” They became fast friends, and before long he was a member of the Bumann Quilters of Olivenhain. As it turns out, one of the member's husband's great-grandfathers was an original founder of the Olivenhain Colony founded in 1886.  The story of the quilting group and the multi-generational 450-acre homestead created the backdrop for his latest collection. (11:46-16:30)A modern storyteller of ancient textiles, Tristan's favorite part of his sustainable brand is discovering unknown places around the world and unveiling their cultural textile stories for a new generation. Known for his originality and authenticity, Tristan currently has several collections in the works. One of his creations will be featured next to a look by Ralph Lauren at the upcoming Met Gala.  When asked what his dream for the future is, he replied, “I feel like I'm living the dream. If I can keep doing this, I can be happy for a long time.” (31:00-39:43)  Once you listen to this riveting podcast, you'll want to follow the career of this amazing, authentic talent. To reach Tristan and to stay in the know about his creations, visit @stansclothing on Instagram.

Wellness Force Radio
410 Mark Divine | Positive Neurodiversity: Kokoro Spirit, The 5 Mountains For Inner Peace, & How To Fulfill Your Potential

Wellness Force Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 96:59


If you're not training yourself, the world is training you. When you do nothing and the world trains you with all of its negativity, fear, and, consumerism - how is that going for you? In comparison, when you take responsibility for training yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally so that you're making steady progress day in and day out, check in with yourself and see the difference. You're going to be a completely different person and we call that transformation. - Mark Divine   Get 15% off your CURED Nutrition order with the code WELLNESSFORCE at wellnessforce.com/CURED   ---> Get The Morning 21 System: A simple and powerful 21 minute system designed to give you more energy to let go of old weight and live life well.   JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP | *REVIEW THE PODCAST*   Wellness Force Radio Episode 410 Commander as well as Founder of both SEALFIT and the Unbeatable Mind Academy, Mark Divine, returns to explore the concepts of the Kokoro Spirit, the Five Mountains of being a human being, how to overcome your core challenges by integrating practices from the Unbeatable Mind, and how to unlock positive neurodiversity.   How do we be a powerful human that's also peaceful?    Discover how to let go of shame and low energy vibrations to help you build an unbeatable mind and be a leader in your wellness tribe.  Paleovalley's Apple Cider Vinegar Complex Save 15% on your order with the code ‘JOSH' at wellnessforce.com/paleovalley Introducing a powerful organic blend of apple cider vinegar and four more gut & health supportive superfoods. Paleovalley Apple Cider Vinegar Complex is a powerful aid to get organic apple cider vinegar into your body faster, easier, and without having to tolerate the taste. Their Apple Cider Vinegar Complex also contains four additional superfoods shown to support gut health, inflammation reduction, weight loss, and blood sugar stabilization. Unlike other similar products, they use all organic ingredients in order to avoid the pesticides and herbicides so prevalent in our food system today. They use gentle processing in an effort to preserve as many of the unique and fragile nutrients found in apple cider vinegar and these other four superfoods as possible. Listen To Episode 410 As Mark Divine Uncovers:   [1:30] Kokoro: Connecting the Mind, Body, and Spirit Mark Divine 086 Creating The Unbeatable Mind With Mark Divine SEALFIT Unbeatable Mind Mark Divine's Books Unbeatable Mind Podcast with Mark Divine 2021 Unbeatable Challenge Mark Divine Instagram | Morning Rituals, Courage, Facing Fears, Witnessing and Relationships A DEEPER WHY Josh Trent's Journey Thru SEALFIT 20X-12 Hr. Challenge Mark's background and what he has been up to since he last spoke to Josh on the podcast 5 years ago. His mission to bring the way of Unbeatable Mind and teach 100 million people how to tap into their full potential by 2045. How to train yourself to unlock vertical growth for greater awareness. Different events that his company, SEALFIT runs, including The Crucibles, that are modeled after the Navy Seals infamous Hell Week. How and why Mark has developed his programs from a focus of Kokoro which is a Japanese word that means to connect mind, body, and spirit. The traumatic experience of a SEALFIT participant, Kirk, passing away from a heart attack once completing The Crucibles. Questions Mark asked about himself and his company after Kirk passed away plus what a Shaman told him at his Kokoro Yoga event. The deep healing Mark and his team have gone through since that event.   [25:30] Bridging The Spiritual and Physical Worlds What lessons and gifts Mark has received from the CV19 experience especially his relationship with his parents. The Eastern belief that we choose our parents when we come into this world and why Mark openly takes full responsibility for his Spirit choosing his childhood experience. Why there are many people in the military who thrive at controlling their emotions because they were traumatized as children. The power of the Shamanic connection and how they can navigate the non-physical world when most of us are non-believers and disconnected. Why Mark is grateful for Kirk and he has been one of his most profound teachers. The science today on remote viewing or Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) and our connection to the spiritual world.   [33:00] The Five Mountains of the Unbeatable Mind & Positive Neurodiversity Exploring the Five Mountains of Life that we all experience and how the training of Unbeatable Mind incorporates them: Physical, Mental, Emotional, Intuitional, Spiritual. Unbeatable Mind | The Five Mountains How his team uses meditative practices to help people get into a deep state of whole mind awareness and perceive a future that they desire that is also aligned with who they are. Why we are enlightened and perfect already, we just might not recognize it yet. Breaking down the method of Kokoro and how to live from the position of the master as who you want to be is who you are now. The different Korkoro versions of Mark that have evolved and are evolving now in his life. MITT Training that Josh has gone through himself and the Be, Do, Have Method King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine by Robert Moore and Doug Gillette   [38:30] Overcoming Core Challenges With An Unbeatable Mind 290 Dan Brulé Breathwork.io  The gift of box breathing that Mark shared with Josh during his SEALFIT experience. Core challenges men face before their Unbeatable Mind training. Why the Five Mountains are not separate but we have been taught in society that they are distinct. Mental discipline, focus, motivation, and desire men face with their Physical Mountain. What bubbles up emotionally for men once they have a good footing on the Physical Mountain. Why we first start with the physical training in order to help get the body get in balance. The power of training the mental, physical, and emotional factors at the same time with a team. Key differences and benefits of training with a team compared to on your own. Why the individual way of being that we have been taught as Westerners in the USA is not beneficial and we need community.   [46:30] Transitioning From “Me” to “We” in Your Wellness Tribe What ethnocentrism is and how it helps you put the needs of your team before your own plus why we are comfortable with this in a family setting but not others. Why it's vital to meet your needs first before those of your teammates as a way of cultivating emotional intelligence. Unpacking the emotional baggage we carry in the subconscious mind. What you should look for in your wellness tribe to help you transition into more of a “We” than an “I.” Why team practices aren't just part of the military, athletics, and families but also in business and work. The best times to be an oak and strong vs a reed in the ocean and roll with the punches while still be able to stand back up. Mark's experience working with the most mentally tough men who were also able to tap into their emotions. How Mark learned to open up and explore his emotions after so many years of shutting them down during his childhood.   [54:00] Clearing Up vs Opening Up Your Emotions Ken Wilber The differences between “clearing up” and “opening up” our emotions and energy. What practices you can apply to your life to help you open up and heal your trauma. Bruce Lipton, PhD How to root out negative thoughts and emotions that are holding you back. Why so many people stop their emotional training once the trauma surfaces. The fact that we are never done healing the mind and there's always something to work on. How to acknowledge and lean into the pain and suffering but don't stop your physical training or rituals like breathwork and journaling. What it means to live a life well lived by committing to your own evolution and doing the best that you can.   [1:01:30] Healing Generational Patterns & Bad Karma Training the flow state to help you avoid monkey thoughts like, “I'm not good enough. I'm not smart enough.” 366 Mark Wolynn Exploring generational trauma origins and Mark's belief that we are born with karma that we need to resolve during our lifetimes. How you can resolve all of your past karma and generational trauma and patterns but it requires commitment to your training. Why the emotional component of meditation was missing when it was brought to Western society. How to begin removing the things, people, and obligations that are no longer serving you. The fact that pain and suffering is part of the experience of our spiritual selves having a physical experience while alive.   [1:07:00] Building Consistent Wellness Practices How physical training has become something that Mark loves to do and so it is a big part of his day-to-day life compared to what other people might do to also get the benefits of physical exercise. Why the mental and emotional parts of being actually don't take up a lot of time; you can take 20 minutes in the morning for breathing, meditation, and visualization each day. The incredible benefits of doing a little bit of wellness practices every day instead of doing something like 5 hours of it straight on a Saturday. People with Neurodiversity features may spend a lot of time trying to adjust to their work environment. They may need to manage their social impressions or find ways to block out distractions.   [1:11:30] Letting Go of Shame & Other Low Energy Vibrations Letting Go by David R. Hawkins Exploring the different levels of emotions and why the lowest vibration begins with shame. Why shame is what is making the most money in marketing and is keeping people in jail mentally and spiritually. How shame is driving the division we see in society as far as different political views and being a “good boy or good girl” with lockdown and face mask protocols. Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior by David R. Hawkins The Eye of the I: From Which Nothing is Hidden by David R. Hawkins How to tap into low vibrations such as shame with the tools of shadow work and deep mind-body work. The fact that we have so much shame in our Western culture but there is a lot of positive aspects we should feel honored about as well such as courage. What you can do to stop feeding the “wolf of fear” and begin feeding the “wolf of courage.” The power acts of acceptance and forgiveness which are at some of the highest levels of vibration behind love. Why change happens when we begin to focus on shifting our mindset and consciousness but only if we are spending our attention wisely. How corporations and governments know how to keep the population in fear so that they can have control of them. Neurodiversity refers to variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood and other mental functions in a non-pathological sense   [1:15:00] Witnessing Society's Positive Global Wellness Shift What gifts COVID-19 has brought our relationships, personal development journeys, and businesses. Why so many people are facing dark thoughts about the future because they haven't yet trained the mind for a positive shift. The fact that Mark is seeing more and more people in their 40s and up really taking charge of their health and spirituality. How younger generations are being raised by higher conscious parents and that is positively impacting life around us. The positive tipping point he believes we will experience between 2030 and 2040 after all of our collective work to heal and cultivate greater consciousness for humanity. How Mark sees wellness now since his last conversation with Josh on episode 086. Wellness practices Mark focuses on every day to help him keep growing on a consistent basis. Cured Nutrition – Get 15% off of your order when you visit wellnessforce.com/cured + use the code ‘WELLNESSFORCE' Organifi – Special 20% off to our listeners with the code ‘WELLNESSFORCE' Paleovalley – Save 15% on your ACV Complex with the code ‘JOSH' Drink LMNT – Zero Sugar Hydration: Get your free LMNT Sample Pack, you only cover the cost of shipping Belcampo Meat Co – Save 15% on your first order with the code ‘WELLNESSFORCE'! Botanic Tonics – Save 20% when you use the code ‘WELLNESS20' breathwork.io M21 Wellness Guide Wellness Force Community     Power Quotes From The Show Positive Neurodiversity: Unlocking Your Perpetual Flow State   "Every day is a lifetime of learning, growth, and opportunity to evolve yourself and serve more powerfully. When that day is over, it's like a metaphorical death. You're done with that day but you could be done with your life so go be happy. The only way to know that you had a life well lived is to commit to your evolution and to do the best you can every day. The more nuanced you become with your practice, it becomes every minute and then every second. Then it becomes every moment to moment... ...You become so present and so aware that every thought and emotion that comes up, every experience you have, every interaction you have is an opportunity ask, 'How can I use this moment to evolve and serve?' so that it becomes part of your everyday awareness and perpetual flow state." - Mark Divine   The Five Mountains of Wellness   "Wellness is a journey, not a destination. It is easy for people to fall off of the path when they hit those major obstacles and this is when the other mountains, Spiritual and Intuitional, come into play with the Physical, Mental, and Emotional. Acknowledge what is blocking you, lean into it but don't stop your other training. Keep going to the gym, journaling, eating healthy, and doing your box breathing practice. If you fall off your rituals, just get back on and continue the work." - Mark Divine   The Training of Unbeatable Mind     "The training of Unbeatable Mind is really powerful because when we train ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally, what we're doing is working to connect and integrate all those physical aspects of the mind: the brain-brain, the heart-brain, the belly-brain, and the body-brain. Then we're also working simultaneously to expand our perceptions so that we begin to experience the mind independent of the body as well. Those are the first 3 of the 5 Mountains." - Mark Divine     Links From Today's Show  086 Creating The Unbeatable Mind With Mark Divine Sealfit Unbeatable Mind Mark Divine's Books Unbeatable Mind Podcast with Mark Divine Mark Divine Instagram | Morning Rituals, Courage, Facing Fears, Witnessing and Relationships A DEEPER WHY Josh Trent's Journey Thru SEALFIT 20X-12 Hr. Challenge Unbeatable Mind | The Five Mountains King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine by Robert Moore and Doug Gillette 290 Dan Brulé Ken Wilber Bruce Lipton, PhD 366 Mark Wolynn Letting Go by David R. Hawkins Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior by David R. Hawkins What Is Neurodiversity? Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage Neurodiversity: What you need to know Cured Nutrition – Get 15% off of your order when you visit wellnessforce.com/cured + use the code ‘WELLNESSFORCE' Organifi – Special 20% off to our listeners with the code ‘WELLNESSFORCE' Paleovalley – Save 15% on your ACV Complex with the code ‘JOSH' Drink LMNT – Zero Sugar Hydration: Get your free LMNT Sample Pack, you only cover the cost of shipping Belcampo Meat Co – Save 15% on your first order with the code ‘WELLNESSFORCE'! Botanic Tonics – Save 20% when you use the code ‘WELLNESS20' Leave Wellness Force a review on iTunes breathwork.io M21 Wellness Guide Wellness Force Community Mark Divine Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube Pinterest   About Mark Divine Most people think mental toughness when they imagine a Navy SEAL.  What they don't expect is the thoughtful, yoga-innovating, joking and laughing, professor of leadership named Mark Divine. At twenty-six he graduated as Honor Man (#1-ranked trainee) of SEAL BUD/S class number 170. Mark served for nine years total on active duty and eleven as a Reserve SEAL, retiring as Commander in 2011.  His leadership of teams was so effective the government tasked him with creating a nationwide mentoring program for SEAL trainees.  Not only did it increase the quality of SEAL candidates, it reduced BUD/S attrition rate up to five percent.   A New Kind of Fitness Company What made Mark's program so effective was his focus on more than just physical fitness.  He'd seen laughter conquer fatigue and bond teams at their BUD/S breaking point, intuition save his men during the hell of war and special ops missions.  He knew he could form a fitness company that prepared civilians for the physical AND mental/emotional demands of  Navy SEAL-like lifestyle.  So he started SEALFIT.   Entrepreneur, Professor, and Unbeatable Mind At the same time SEALFIT was beginning he co-founded Coronado Brewing Company, built www.NavySEALs.com, the leading website for SEAL gear and information, and launched US Tactical, a government contracting business.  He also served as adjunct professor of leadership at the University of San Diego before the Navy called him up for duty in the Iraq War. Through Mark's teaching, entrepreneurial endeavors and travel to foreign countries, he noticed the power of mental toughness, emotional resilience, intuitive leadership and a healthy spirit for anyone wanting breakthrough performance.  They weren't solely for combat or restricted to the business world or one culture.  He'd watch them transform lives in people from every background, nation and belief system.  So he wrote and self-published his first book, Unbeatable Mind, in 2011 and launched its at-home study program.   More Writing and a Continuing Journey Three more books poured out in a torrent…  The Way of the SEAL, published by Reader's Digest, and 8 Weeks to SEALFIT and KOKORO Yoga, both published by St. Martin's Press.  Writing his experience for others triggered a realization of his own full-circle journey… Grown up in upstate New York, a degree in economics and an MBA from NYU.  He'd prepared for life as a high powered CPA… and then left his high paying finance career for the adventurous life of a Navy SEAL officer.  Now he's once again sought after by those same corporations and institutions, as a trainer of the mental toughness and the whole person training that shaped, and healed him. Mark lives with his family in Encinitas, California, where he continues to train, explore, learn from others and generate more resources to improve the lives of everyone he meets.   Build Immunity. Breathe Deeply. A simple, powerful 21 minute morning system designed to give you more energy to let go of old weight and live life well. Get Your Calm Mind + Immunity Building Guide  *6 science based morning practices guaranteed to give you more energy and less weight in 21 Minutes. *7 day guided B.R.E.A.T.H.E breathwork included.   More Top Episodes 226 Paul Chek: The Revolution Is Coming (3 Part Series) 131 Drew Manning: Emotional Fitness 129 Gretchen Rubin: The Four Tendencies  183 Dr. Kyra Bobinet: Brain Science 196 Aubrey Marcus: Own The Day 103 Robb Wolf: Wired To Eat Best of The Best: The Top 10 Guests From over 200 Shows Get More Wellness In Your Life Join the #WellnessWarrior Community on Facebook Tweet us on Twitter: Send us a tweet Comment on the Facebook page Watch full interviews on YouTube

Badass Digital Nomads
How To Be Great and Live Your Best Life With Steph Smith io

Badass Digital Nomads

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 106:41


How can you advance in your career and have freedom at the same time? What are some practical ways to design your ideal life? Kristin speaks with Steph Smith from the popular digital nomad and remote work blog, StephSmith.io, to share her tips on lifestyle design, productivity, long-term travel, nomadic relationships, and more.  Steph is a remote growth marketer, writer, and indie maker. She is also a self-taught developer that has built multiple projects, including some that have topped Product Hunt, leading to a nomination for Maker of the Year in 2018. Steph also has a personal blog that has been read by over half a million people, touching on topics including remote work, productivity, and tech. Most recently, she wrote a book, Doing Content Right, that has sold over 3,000 copies. In episode 122 of Badass Digital Nomads, Kristin and Steph talk about the key elements of designing and living your best life, from optimizing your career to the little things that boost your happiness. Steph tells her story of how she became a digital nomad and entrepreneur, highlighting the mindset and top skills you need to follow a non-traditional life path. Wise beyond her years, Steph shares some of the lessons she's learned from traveling the world and living amongst other cultures while continuing her education and growth as a professional. Ready to start designing your ideal life? Tune in to join the movement! RESOURCES ► Open a Wise Borderless Account with Wise (formerly Transferwise)  ► Get Travel Medical Insurance with SafetyWing ► Want to make money online with freelancing? Use code QUITYOURJOB for $100 off Kristin's online course, Freelance to Freedom.  ► Check out Kristin's Podcast Equipment on Amazon.   EPISODE 122 TOPICS DISCUSSED: Dating as a digital nomad. Steph's strategy for designing her ideal life. The lifecycle of a digital nomad. Jobs that you can work remotely while traveling. Adjusting to digital nomadism & The mindset required to get a remote job. The power of doing your own thing and taking non-traditional life paths. Applying the Explore-Exploit Framework to life. Lessons learned from experiencing burnout from working and traveling too much. How Steph developed skills, like coding, while traveling & The projects she's working on now. Top skills you should learn if you want to work remotely in 2021. How to approach continuous learning and growth in an enjoyable way.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED: What happened in the moment where you realized that you wanted to quit your 9-5 job?  How did you get the courage to quit your traditional job and what did you do next?  How did you find a remote job?  What were your first few months like after starting to work remotely abroad? Where are some of the places you chose to work remotely and why?  What inspired you and gave you the courage to apply for a location independent job? Why did you start a blog and what have you learned through writing online?  How do you balance a full-time remote job with your side hustle?  How has traveling changed you? What are some of the favorite places you've been?  How does one begin with "designing their life?"  How do you avoid burnout as a digital nomad and remote worker? What do you think is the best work/travel strategy for the future now that you have experience in a location-independent lifestyle?  And much more!   RESOURCES: Videos: Lost LeBlanc on YouTube Books: Doing Content Right by Steph Smith Steph's favorite books Mastery by Robert Greene Find more of Kristin's recommended books on Amazon Traveling with Kristin's Book Club Podcasts: From Corporate Lawyer to Full-Time Nomad with Kevin Martin from 30 and a Wake Up The Shocking Truth About How US Expats Vote Shit You Don't Learn in School (Steph's new show) Articles: It's Time for Companies to Embrace Remote Work 12 Ways the World Will Change When Everyone Works Remotely Remote Freelance Services: Toptal Other Travel Resources: Remote Year Minimalist-ish Digital Nomad Packing List Steph's Personal User Manual Steph's favorite breakfast spot in Encinitas, CA: A Little Moore   Connect with Steph: Steph's Website Steph's Blog Steph on Twitter Steph on Instagram Steph's Projects on Product Hunt Connect with Kristin:  Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube  Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... 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