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You have been contacted by a church. They want to consider you as a candidate for pastor. How do you evaluate your fit for the church? Kevin and Thom offer seven practical steps to take. The post How to Evaluate a Church That Has Contacted You about Being Its Pastor – Part 3 of 3: When a Church Is Looking for a Pastor appeared first on Church Answers.
Dr. Mark Lawrence is the Director of the LBJ Presidential Library and a former professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin. An expert on the Lyndon Johnson years, he is the author of three books relating to America's foreign policy during the period. His latest, The End of Ambition: The United States and the Third World in the Vietnam Era, looks at how America's once thriving ambition to democratize and develop much of the Third World diminished during the Johnson presidency, and why.
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Evaluate Your Inner CircleAs we enter Thanksgiving holiday week, it's a great time to stop and evaluate our inner circles. We should recognize and appreciate those that are close to us: family, friends, coworkers. Each person plays a vital role and possesses unique skills and experience. Not only can you lean on them in tough times, but you can also be there for them when the tables turn. There may be people in your inner circle that don't know each other. You could play a vital role in connecting them. Take some time to give thanks this week and reach out to your inner circle - a short text, email, or call is all that is needed.Chapters[00:43]Who do you count as being in your inner circle?[01:36]Your job is your second home.[02:11]A solid, valuable inner circle can help your network grow.[03:03]Sometimes we can underestimate the value our inner circle provides.[04:44]Your background, experience, and knowledge could help someone in your inner circle jumpstart their idea or dream.[07:50]Who are your strongest fans, your promoters in your inner circle?[08:12]The more diverse your inner circle is, the more value it will bring![09:03]You may be the link to bridge two of your inner circle connections together.[10:28]Don't overlook the value you possess. Your unique set of skills, education, and experience make you uniquely qualified to help others in certain situations.Mentioned LinksCGME: #51 Powerfully Placed Pauses
Steve, Scott and Jim, aka the Barrel Buddies, taste and talk about Widow Jane Decadence. TBD music is by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Important Links: Steve Akley's New Book, Bourbon Assignments: https://amzn.to/2Y68Eoy ABV Network Shop: https://shop.abvnetwork.com/ YouTube: https://bit.ly/3kAJZQz Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theabvnetwork Check us out at: abvnetwork.com. Join the revolution by adding #ABVNetworkCrew to your profile on social media.
Pediatric pain management is fraught with reasons that make it feel like we are operating blindfolded. Many treatments are used without clear indications or evidence specifically in this population. What if you had a way to study what you do in pediatric pain management, while you do it, would you embrace it? In this episode, Dr. Drake Ross, a specialty pediatrician at Starship Children's Health in Auckland, New Zealand with training in pediatric pain and palliative care, shares with us the features, goals and outcomes of their Rapid pharmacovigilance program, a multi institutional collaborative clinical research endeavor. This program provides real-time evaluation of net clinical benefit of what we do in our day to day clinical practice, while we do it! Takeaways In This Episode What got Dr. Drake's to transition from general pediatrics into palliative care and pediatric pain medicine How he get interested in pharmacovigilance and how he initiated that for pediatric pain medicine as the RAPID multi-institutional, international endeavor What Rapid is? Findings of their research thus far and what's on the horizon How you can participate in this research endeavor while carrying out your daily clinical work and the benefits it offers as collaborators How they determine their protocol numbers and demographics What Dr. Drake hopes for Rapid to achieve Unique benefits of this collaborative research compared with other databases based research (Hint: the ability of foresight and hindsight simultaneously!) The biggest takeaways and his message to the audience Links Ross Drake, MB ChB, FRACP, FAChPM, FFPMANZCA Rapid Program Get involved with Rapid program Alternate Contact Attend the International Symposium on Pediatric Pain 2022 Clinicians' Pain Evaluation Toolkit Proactive Pain Solutions About the Guest: Ross Drake, MB ChB, FRACP, FAChPM, FFPMANZCA Dr. Drake is a Pediatrician who specializes in Pain Medicine and Palliative Care for children having gained fellowships in Paediatrics, Palliative Medicine and Pain Medicine after he completed specialist training at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and The Children's Hospital at Westmead in Sydney. Ross is Clinical Lead of the Paediatric Palliative Care and Complex Pain Services at Starship Children's Hospital; both being the only specialist services of their type in New Zealand. Amongst his clinical duties he strives to improve the recognition and support of children/tamariki & young adults/rangitahi and their families/whānau requiring palliative care and the management of chronic pain. He remains very involved in developing a national approach to both disciplines and works to improve resourcing to enable equitable access and service delivery for all New Zealand children in need. Dr Drake also regularly presents and teaches on various topics in children's pain medicine and palliative care. More recently, he has been involved with establishing an international pharmacovigilance research collaborative (The RAPID Program) looking at the effectiveness and adverse effects of medications and other interventions commonly used in palliative care and pain management.
Mike Harrison has invested passively in 5 Multifamily apartment communities so far this year and wants to invest in 1 more property before the end of 2021. With several deals available to choose from, listen as he shares his spreadsheet analysis and what 5 metrics matter the most to him when choosing the best asset for his money-making goals. Click to Listen Now
Mike Harrison has invested passively in 5 Multifamily apartment communities so far this year and wants to invest in 1 more property before the end of 2021. With several deals available to choose from, listen as he shares his spreadsheet analysis and what 5 metrics matter the most to him when choosing the best asset for his money-making goals. Click to Listen Now
No matter what field you're in, technical skills will only take you so far. Eventually, you'll need to leverage interpersonal skills to stand out and effect change. Problem is, society has misrepresented what it takes to train these skills, making them seem like intangible or innate qualities that can't be measured or managed. In reality, there's more research on human interaction than any exercise or programming methodology (by far) and it's quite simple to evaluate said “soft skills”. That's why on today's episode we're doing a deep dive into our proprietary social skill evaluation, how you can use it, and how it's evolved over time. Hint: it's not just a matter of assessing “verbal and non-verbals”… We'll cover: How to measure something subjective and contextual like communication Why you need a comprehensive interpersonal evaluation and how it can help The major components most other social skill evaluations miss A breakdown of the AoC evaluation and how to use it situationally If you want more on this subject and a copy of your own, you'll have to join us in person at one of our Apprenticeship communication workshops. All upcoming locations and dates are listed here: artofcoaching.com/apprenticeship! Now, for some fun announcements: We have a new partner! LMNT is our go-to hydration product. With no sugar and no additives, LMNT is how I manage to maintain my voice when speaking for 16 hours and traveling every other weekend of the year. Right now, LMNT is offering you a free pack at DrinkLMNT.com/AOC - give them a try and let us know what you think! (Watermelon salt is my favorite) Also, on today's episode you heard us talk about our new SPEAKING SCHOOL. If you're interested in learning how to grow your speaking career, become more confident speaking publicly, or just need help refining a talk you're giving go to: artofcoaching.com/mentoring for information on personalized, tailored sessions!
Learn how to overcome imposter syndrome. On this episode, https://amzn.to/389N5Fh (Christian Karasiewicz) and https://amzn.to/3m6jItU (Marco Novo) share seven tips to help you be a more confident live streamer, so that you can move past imposter syndrome when and make amazing live videos. How to overcome imposter syndrome as a live streamer:Respect your progress Prepare yourself Don't rely too much on references. You gurus and colleagues won't be your customers Use your mistakes and past solutions to start Be open to feedback (and ask for it). Evaluate and course correct. Thank you for joining us for episode 90 of the Launch Your Live podcast where we talked about how to overcome imposter syndrome as a live streamer. Remember, if you need help with your live streaming, contact us for a consultation by messaging us on our Facebook page https://facebook.com/launchyourlive (@launchyourlive). Join our free Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/launchyourlive (https://facebook.com/groups/launchyourlive) For more information on this episode, head to https://launchyour.live/ep90 (https://launchyour.live/ep90). We will see you all on a future episode. Click the subscribe or follow button, push play, and let's get you moving with live video. Link: https://launchyour.live/ep90 (https://launchyour.live/ep90) Launch Your Live Official Site (https://launchyour.live/ (https://launchyour.live)) Facebook (https://facebook.com/launchyourlive (https://facebook.com/launchyourlive)) Instagram (https://instagram.com/launchyourlive (https://instagram.com/launchyourlive)) Twitter (https://twitter.com/launchyourlive (https://twitter.com/launchyourlive)) LinkedIn (https://linkedin.com/company/launch-your-live (https://linkedin.com/company/launch-your-live)) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjAelMZ-TPHw-vn0fWTxQ9A?sub_confirmation=1 (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjAelMZ-TPHw-vn0fWTxQ9A)) Support this podcast
Today we continue our discussion on burn out. We shared last week things we should not do, so today we bring you things to do to help start recovering from burn out. We care. Mindy has been there. We also start with two great Homeschooling Moments of the Week, provide ways to Make It Personal, and end with two tips this week! Enjoy S2E16 now! 1:30 Homeschooling Moments of the Week: Mindy (family reading time) 2:25 HSMotW: Rachel (Halloween homeschooling Amelia Earhart awesomeness) 3:52 Topic Talk: Burn Out- What to Do 4:01 S2E15 Burn Out: What Not to Do 5:22 Talk to Someone (spouse, counselor, friend) 8:05 Thing about what's NOT working? 8:27 S2E14 Being the “Bad Guy” 10:30 S1E2 Choose Your Method 11:11 S1E1 Know Your Why 14:37 Consider this could be hormonal or depression? 15:34 Lean into relationships 16:21 Go back to homeschooling loves 17:03 Truly address the changes in our lives due to this season of history 19:26 Find our people 20:37 Consider a big yearly schedule change 22:04 Take care of yourself (for real) 24:3 0 Evaluate our social media usage 28:37 Look into outsourcing 30:33 S2E9 But Are You REALLY a Homeschooler? 31:21 Make It Personal: Near Bookends 32:00 Make It Personal: Far Bookends 33:15 Take This With You: Mindy (artichoke casserole tip) 34:0 9 Take This With You: Rachel (marshmallow hack) Bookend Homeschoolers on Instagram Mindy at gratefulforgrace Rachel at colemountainhomeschool Our Zazzle store! Artichoke Casserole 2 cans (drain and save water) artichoke hearts 1 c Italian shredded cheese, 1c Italian bread crumbs, 2T minced garlic, 1 tsp Italian seasoning. Mix. Spread artichoke in a baking dish. Spread mixture on top. Lightly pour the artichoke water on top and allow to soak in. I poke the crumb mixture with a toothpick before pouring the water. After water soaks in, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Bake at 350 covered until bubbly, then uncovered to lightly brown. Share. IF you want.
In a world where conspiracy theories abound, how can we discern what's true—and what's not? The answer lies in a little biblical critical thinking. Here's how to apply the 7 Checks of Critical Thinking to make a careful, informed evaluation of any “conspiracy theory.” --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/answerstv/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/answerstv/support
Show Notes: [0:00:39] Intro | Timely Topics Last time on AIB... [0:04:09] Benefits of Starting a Partnership Before You've Started a Business You don't have to be good at everything. You can lean on your partner to fill in the gaps. Look for someone who brings skills to the table you don't have. Feel out the relationship with the potential partner before overcommiting. You ideally want a partner with similar enthusiasms and energy levels. Even if you get along, if you can't agree on the vision...that's a huge red flag. [0:20:36] Trust is Essential If you have one thing, let it be trust. Stress equity and sharing the load. Spend time in your strengths. Sustainability is just as essential as trust. Ideally, the people you partner should be of the same calibur of people you'd trust your own child with. Conflict has a greater cost in partnerships and friendships. [0:28:21] Parting Thoughts What's the right partner percentage? What's the right number of partners? Evaluate, discuss, be transparent. "A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than a business founded on friendship."
My guests today are Amy & Scott Malin. Scott and Amy are husband and wife and the Co-Founders of the Trueheart cause agency and Co-Founders of the Trueheart social impact search engine. They are Hollywood's social impact experts. Partners in the cause agency Trueheart, connect celebrities and purpose-driven brands to raise millions of dollars for charity. The Trueheart social impact search engine, a new social good platform that allows people to change the world with every search. Here's what to expect during the episode: What is cause marketing? A mutually beneficial partnership. When should a nonprofit consider cause marketing? How to create a compelling cause marketing campaign and nail it? Evaluate! Create a campaign that truly benefits everyone. How? Pitfalls and red flags. What should be avoided when creating social cause marketing campaigns? And much more! Connect with Amy and Scott! Website: https://trueheart.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amymalin/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-malin-66638436/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wearetrueheart/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/wearetrueheart Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wearetrueheart Go to https://hilandconsulting.org/boardorientationchecklist to get your free Effective Board Orientation Checklist. Mary's book is available on Amazon or wherever books are sold: Love Your Board! The Executive Directors' Guide to Discovering the Sources of Nonprofit Board Troubles and What to Do About Them. Be sure to subscribe to Inspired Nonprofit Leadership so that you don't miss a single episode, and 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! Let us know the topics or questions you would like to hear about in a future episode. You can do that, and follow us, on Facebook. Connect with Mary! LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryhiland Inspired Nonprofit Leadership Facebook Group: https://tinyurl.com/inspirednonprofitleadership Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hilandconsulting Website: https://www.hilandconsulting.org
Evaluate and leverage your brand the way a world-class branding agency would! Branding has never mattered more than it does right now. People, the public, your customers, are busier than ever. Not only that, but the competition for their eyeballs, their attention, has never been fiercer. Between social media algorithms, shrinking attention spans, and an ever-expanding marketplace it can feel daunting for you, the small business owner, to stand out and be remembered. There is a reason why 1-800-GOT-JUNK can charge $1,000 to haul a load of junk when no one else can. It's the same reason why you'll happily spend $90 for a t-shirt at Lululemon, or why people will line up to spend $4,000 on a simple laptop at Apple. People know, like, and trust the brand. Of course, being the next Lululemon may not be your goal, but if you look around within your industry (whether you're a Landscaper, Painter, Builder, Roofer, or Sub Trade), there are numerous brands that carry mass influence. And if they've created it, you can too. If you're serious about creating a lasting business, you must. It's important to look at your brand as a foundation that you build your organization on top of. It's an investment worth adding to, as a great brand will pay back in dividends over the course of your career. To explain the importance of branding, and the process of creating great brands in the contracting industry, we're joined today by the best that we know of - Noel Fox from FreeBird agency. Having worked with Noel for years, both on creating the Breakthrough Academy brand, as well as your favorite podcast, Contractor Evolution, I can promise you that he is the real deal. Brian Scudamore, the founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK will also tell you that Noel is his #1 go-to when it comes to bringing an impactful brand to life. Noel Fox and FreeBird agency have created industry-leading brands for companies such as You Move Me, Wow 1 Day Painting, Shack Shine and have been a massive part of the brand development of 1-800-GOT-JUNK as well as those famous lululemon bags you see on every street across the world. A few key pieces from this episode on brand include: - What separates a great brand from an average brand? - The thing contractors often get wrong with their own brand. - How to leverage your brand for recruiting and hiring. - How to evaluate your brand the way a world-class branding agency would. - The signs you'll see when you have a brand that's working for you. - A step-by-step walkthrough on how to build a powerful brand on a budget. Watch the episode on PCA Overdrive PCA Overdrive is free for members. Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after. Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play. Become a PCA member
In this episode, Tricia tells all about the new Music Therapy Chronicles pod-course: Music is Your Superpower! Looking to learn more about musicianship? Want to feel more confident with your musical skills as a clinician? This pod-course is dedicated to helping you: Evaluate client preferences and get ideas on how to […]
The guys react to the latest Aaron Rodgers drama and look ahead to what is expected to be Jordan Love's first career start. They also discuss last Thursday night's memorable win over the Cardinals and look ahead to Packers-Chiefs with picks against the spread. Hosted by Ryan O'Leary (@RyanO_Leary) with Packers Wire Managing Editor Zach Kruse (@zachkruse2)
How you treat your brand is how your clients treat you. If you level up your podcast game and improve your show every year, so will your clients' treatment of you! Today, Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard spill much-needed tips on how you can do just that. From making sure you present yourself the way you intended, to letting people find you in a sea of podcast shows, you'll find essential strategies in this episode. And oh, you'll also discover great ways on how to feel good about your recent uploads. So tune in and level up your podcast!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://podetize.com/how-to-leave-a-review/
The purpose of Creator Money Week is to set influencers/content creators up to be paid. We're spending the entire week talking about money as creators. And today, we're talking about setting your budget as content creators. Budgeting is a life skill and will help you understand how much money is coming in and how much money is coming out (being spent). Plus, creating a budget helps you feel more in control and helps you see opportunities to help you achieve your financial goals. When you create a budget as a creator, you start to take your finances and your business more seriously, and you set yourself up to be paid. We'll walking through the 5 steps to setting your budget as a creator.Step 1: How much money are you bringing in?Step 2: How much money are you spending for content creation, your side-hustle, creative passions, etc.? Step 3: How much net profit are you bringing in? Step 4: Set aside 30-40% in taxes (& consult with a tax professional or CPA)Step 5: Evaluate how much you need to set aside for health care, savings, and other financial goals You might have heard the 50/30/20 rule – where 50% if your income goes to your necessities (groceries, housing, insurance, childcare, etc.), 30% for wants (gym membership, getting your hair done, entertainment, etc.), and 20% for savings and paying down debt. But it's important that you do the work to understand where your financial health and well-being is at. Follow Emma on Instagram: @emmasedition | Pinterest: @emmaseditionFollow Maddy on Instagram: @madcrayy | Pinterest: @madcrayyFollow the Content Creatives Podcast: @contentcreativespodcastJoin the Content Creatives Podcast Facebook Group!
Key Focus: Helping service-based businesses drastically increase their website leads using the Rule of 26 and proven website marketing techniques! Michael “Buzz” Buzinski is a life-long entrepreneur, a digital marketing thought leader, an author, and the Chief Marketing Officer of Buzzworthy Integrated Marketing. He has worked with over 750 service-based businesses and helped them make their digital marketing S.I.M.P.L.E. (Streamline, Identify, Market Research, Plan, Launch, and Evaluate). Using the Rule of 26, Michael can double any website's revenue. Michael's sole mission is to help entrepreneurs avoid the time drain and frustration of managing profitable digital marketing campaigns. Michael and the team at Buzzworthy work exclusively on the integrated marketing needs of privately owned businesses. Their service offerings are focused on increasing their clients' digital presence, and they are dedicated to the bottom line while creating the highest return on investment and giving business owners the freedom to focus on their business. Buzzworthy has been nationally recognized by the American Marketing Association for its innovative approach to digital marketing for small to medium-sized businesses. Email: Buzz@Buzzworthy.biz Web: Buzzworthy.biz LinkedIn: in/MichaelBuzinksi Facebook: /urBuzzworthy Instagram: @BuzzworthyMarketing
Everything starts with learning. You can excel really great in one thing if you are determined to know how it works. In real estate, it's the same case. You have to strive for your goals. Moneeka Sawyer sits down for a conversation with Dr. Sam Giordano on evaluating syndication deals. Where should you be investing? How do you find the right process that works for you? How do you evaluate a syndication opportunity? Dr. Giordano answers these questions and more! Plus, he offers a spreadsheet that could just be the one to help you up your syndication game. So listen to this episode and enjoy the process of learning and growing.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://blissfulinvestor.com/podcast/
(00:00-23:51) – Monday's show begins with Dan on one as he reacts to the Colts disappointing overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans. Dan examines the porous play calling from head coach Frank Reich and the weak decision making by Carson Wentz. Plus, a brief look ahead to Thursday Night Football against the Jets and DD debuts his new segment Dan's 5 Hot Takes. (23:52-35:05) – The Voice of the Hoosiers Don Fischer joins the program to look back at Indiana football's shootout loss at Maryland over the weekend. Don also goes over the Hoosiers remaining games and if there's any hope for a bowl game. (35:06-39:53) – Hour number one concludes with Dan interacting with callers as they express their frustration in the Colts overtime loss to the Titans. (39:54-1:02:10) – The second hour of the show begins with Dan heading to the phone lines and hearing more annoyance and anger from Colts fans following their loss to Tennessee yesterday. (1:02:11-1:13:51) – We return from break with a victorious listener, Elvis, who defeated Dan in Dan vs Fan over the weekend. Elvis celebrates his victory and Dan takes the down to the wire loss. Later, we head back to the phone lines for more from Colts fans upset with the direction of the team following their loss to the Titans over the weekend. (1:13:52-1:20:25) – Dan closes hour number two with Dan sharing frustration with the media's coverage of former Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville's resignation compared to the way they covered Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer's controversy last month. (1:20:26-1:43:57) – Friend of the show Kent Sterling drops by to give us his immediate reactions to the Colts disappointing overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans. Kent and Dan also evaluate the coaching style and ability of Frank Reich, the play of Carson Wentz and lack of Jonathan Taylor usage in crunch time, and the team's playoff chances. (1:43:58-1:53:44) – We're back with more from the phone lines as callers continue to share their anger with the play of the Colts. Plus, Dan calls for analytics to stop ruining sports. (1:53:45-1:59:12) – Monday's show ends with Dan sharing the results from today's Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Race of the Day. Plus, Dan asks show producer Jimmy Cook for today's edition of the JCook Plays of the Day. Later, Dan shares a funny text message that he got during the show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We have massive expectations at the end of a year headed off into the wild optimism of what a new year might bring... new products, new opportunities, new revenue goals. And then we look up and it's March...June...August... and we do it all over again, hoping that we'll take it more seriously next year, but never stopping to make the time to give next year the pre-planned attention that it both needs and deserves. It would be silly to show up to an event and the organizer welcomes you with this statement, “although this date snuck up on us and we just sort of woke up to the reality that you all were coming, we're hoping to make this a great event and are glad that you are here... so let's make the best of it!” You would be infuriated and frustrated. All of the time, attention, and investment it took for you to attend that event; and the event organizer treats it as “not a big deal” that they are not prepared. This is how many of us live out our year to year, on the year-end treadmill that methodically and non-dramatically waltzes us into a new year hoping it will be better, but knowing that we did not put in the pre-planned work to ensure that better will happen. How can we ensure that we take advantage of the freshness of a new year and launch into an optimistic twelve months, having laid the groundwork aligned with a vision of what we see? Here are four steps to building an annual business plan. First, you must make time to plan. “I just can't find the time... or don't have the time.” We all have the time, but you will never make the time if you don't first go and find the time to make. We all have time, and we all have a choice in how we spend that time. SPEND time. Time is a non-renewable currency. Money is renewable. Time is not. You have a finite amount of time, which makes the value of that currency wildly expensive. The tasks that you constantly get caught in, are they worth the value of the currency of your time. You have the time... you must now make the time you have to prioritize preparing for the time that is coming. Make the time to plan. Schedule it in your calendar. Communicate it with your team and your clients and customers. YES! They will appreciate your intentionality. Second, spend the first part of your annual business plan on the vision of your business. There are three elements that will provide clarity in your vision, so you and everyone else knows where the business is headed. Remember, wisdom tells us that where there is no vision, people scatter. So let's follow the ancient Jewish wisdom to write the vision down so those who read it may run. You should have a written vision detailing the snapshot of the future of your business. With that vision should also come an annual letter that brings clarity to yourself, your team, and your stakeholders and friends. The best example of an annual letter is the 1997 Amazon Shareholder Letter from the pen of Jeff Bezos. It's powerful and filled with vision. Write an annual letter each year, so you have a vision template of what is coming, along with a chronicle of what has been. It's powerful to go back and read what you were thinking back then. Third, you should spend the second part of your annual business plan on the financial preparation of your business. Every business will be served well by subdividing their bank accounts so that the revenue that flows in may be allotted to its appropriate destination (profit, cost of goods and materials, taxes, compensation, and operating). Financial planning comes with time spent on subdividing the infrastructure that holds your cash. Also, every business ought to have a simple dashboard that tracks the ABCs of the business; cash Accounts, Bookkeeping (receivables, payables, etc.), and Customer metrics (leads, touchpoints, views, etc.). No business is complete without a simple budget. SIMPLE! A best practice is to go back and review the last few years of your business profit and loss statements to review the cost codes and categories. Evaluate your various expense categories, update where necessary, and then begin to apply anticipated dollar projections to each one based on the vision of the business and where you see it headed in the coming year. The fourth step of a proper annual business plan is our own personal preparation. How is your personal estate setup? Do you have the legal instruments in place you should have; written agreements, contracts, powers of attorneys, will(s) and trust(s)? Have you met with an Attorney to go over a list of legal instruments that will help protect you and your business in the coming year? The same holds true for insurance? Are you overinsured or underinsured? Have you had an insurance advisor walk you through your insurance options, needs, and future realities? Personal preparation culminates with an exercise we call the Financial Barn. A storied exchange took place between a sage and a wealthy man. The wealthy man was bragging about the growth of his farm and how the yield on his crops grew exponentially requiring him to either put it to use, give it away, or to build bigger and bigger storage facilities. The man decided to increase his real estate portfolio with more storage barns where the produce would sit. In his mind, he thought, “I'll have plenty so I can eat, drink, and be merry.” The sage responded, “you fool, tonight you will die... and what will happen to your stuff” (my paraphrase). It is not wrong to save and store....and it is also not wise to hoard up and build bigger and bigger barns to hold more and more stuff. A Proverb says, “in the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle” (Proverbs 23:5). A Financial Barn simply outlines the size of your “barn” for the upcoming year, and anything more than that is given away or sold off. It's a powerful exercise of generosity, contentment, and taking care of what we have. With these four steps of an annual business plan, you make the time, cast the vision, set the budget, and ensure the integrity of the business that you are building. Owning a business is a powerful gift and a burdensome responsibility. We must treat it as both.
“Nobody loves anything more than freedom. Even love is secondary to freedom; freedom is the highest value. Love can be sacrificed for freedom, but freedom cannot be sacrificed for love.”― Osho, Being in Love: How to Love with Awareness and Relate Without FearFocus: Love or Fear. We are at a "Fork in the Road". We will explore how to choose love or fear. We will examine ourselves. Evaluate 'What is'. Then, we will determine how to do so and what the outcome shall be.“You all have been living out of fear. Your relationships are out of fear. Fear is so overwhelming – like a dark cloud covering your life – that you say things which you don't want to say, but fear makes you say them. You do things which you do not want to do, but fear makes you do them. A little intelligence is enough to see.” ~Osho, Om Shantih Shantih Shantih: The Soundless Sound, Peace Peace Peace, Talk #11Weekly talks are an offering to assist you in diving deeper into a spiritual practice, your inner landscape and cultivate inner peace.Random Rab Eat Ya Greens: Cadre Scott Sound Suzanne Toro Produced by Dante Marino Suzanne ToroMind Training: 8 Limbs Yoga Session: New Earth Superfeast Living Tea
BIO: Amit Somani is managing partner at Prime Venture Partners (PVP), a Bangalore-based, early-stage fund. For 20 years before this, he held leadership roles at Makemytrip (NASDAQ: MMYT), Google, IBM Silicon Valley Labs, and IBM Research. STORY: Amit's company came across this company that had a great product but didn't have a business model. Amit's company decided to back it anyway. It didn't go well. A few years later, they came across another company with a great product and a great team but, again, no business model. Having lost the first time, they decided not to back the second company. It went on to become a unicorn in three years. LEARNING: The same kind of analysis or rigor will not apply every time you're investing. Don't just extrapolate from a past pattern. Have repeatability in your investing process. “You can't borrow conviction; you have to get your own conviction because it's subjective.”Amit Somani Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/ (Amit Somani) is managing partner at https://primevp.in/ (Prime Venture Partners (PVP)), a Bangalore-based, early-stage fund. For 20 years prior to this, he held leadership roles at Makemytrip (NASDAQ: MMYT), Google, IBM Silicon Valley Labs, and IBM Research. Amit was part of the leadership team that took Makemytrip public on NASDAQ in 2010. He was also the head of various teams focusing on search, mobile, and advertisement products at Google. One of his products, the search-based keyword tool, even won the Google Founder's Award. Prior to his role at Google, he was the Director for the Enterprise Search and Discovery business at IBM San Jose, California. Worst investment everAmit's company was looking at a great company around 2015/16. It had a phenomenal product in the women's health space. They did their usual due diligence, spoke to the entrepreneur, and decided to back the company. However, one thing was missing, which was the lack of a viable business model. They decided it didn't matter as long as the company was building something that people love. Unfortunately, this was a big mistake. They should have thought a little bit harder about how the business model would come out or the ability of that team to manifest the business model. Things didn't work out well for the company. Fast forward a few years later. Amit's company met another fantastic company in the FinTech space. Again, there was no business model, but the product looked great, they had an incredible team, and the market was big in terms of the people they could serve. But still, no business model. Amit's company decided not to back this one due to the experience they'd had with the previous company. Then it went on to be a unicorn in three years. Lessons learnedThe same kind of analysis or rigor will not apply every time you're investing. You've got to factor in the timing and not overly pattern match because things change, markets change, dynamics change. Evaluate things from the first principle basis. You do not want to just extrapolate from a past pattern. As long as you have repeatability in your process, in your method, in your sourcing, and your checklists, overall, you're going to be just fine. Andrew's takeawaysThere's going to be a point where you're just going to have to make your play. Actionable adviceIn early-stage investing, you can't borrow conviction; you've got to get your own conviction because it's subjective. There's got to be something that's off the charts that should catch your attention. No. 1 goal for the next 12 monthsAmit's number one goal for the next 12 months is to launch his new fund and continue investing in a few new areas, including AI, crypto blockchain, and applying that to financial services and gaming tech. Parting words “Be insanely curious, be a learning machine.”Amit Somani [spp-transcript] Connect with Amit Somanihttps://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/ (LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/amitsomani (Twitter)
This episode is a MUST listen if you're going on a guided hunt; whether it's your first or you are a veteran. In today's episode Brian Mehmen, Brad Dana and Bryan Martin provide their best advice on how to manage your expectations before, during and after that guided hunt. The trio will break it into three parts: 1) How you use your time before the hunt to prepare physically and mentally. [3:48] 2) On the hunt, managing expectations when it comes to weather conditions, game density, physical conditions and gear issues [25:35] and 3) Reflecting on the experience after the hunt to truthfully evaluate the experience - it's important to assess your hunt afterwards to gain knowledge moving forward. [52:35] Evaluate the guide, outfitter, overall location and the season (year-to-year) and consider one small thing [55:02] that will greatly improve your evaluation. If you have questions or feedback, drop us an email by tapping here.
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There are a lot of steps involved in finding, evaluating, and making a cash offer on a property. And today, I'm going to walk you through all of them.First, we're going to use a combination of Redfin and Zillow to find something within our starting area. For today's example, we are looking at Covington County in Georgia. By looking at Google maps as well, we can pick a property and start to learn a few things about it.The second step is to reach out to the owner and start a conversation. You need to raise the concerns that you came up with during your online research. So for our example house, we're worried that it might not be in the best neighborhood. Bring these things up to the owner and use them when negotiating.Finally, it's time to come up with a cash offer. There are two main methods to use here, and for this example, we're going to look at the Average of the Lowest Sold method. I show you step by step how this works, and then we draft up an offer to send to the owner.Remember, you can get the Automated Deal Calculator we used here by going to www.PartnerWithJoe.net.What's Inside:—How to select a property using Redfin and Zillow.—Research the property to find discounts.—Talking points when contacting the owner.—How to calculate a cash offer.
Greetings, Summit Leaders. Each of us will face many decisions on our journey in life and career. Someone asks, "Is there a process for choosing the right way?" Yes, by asking ourselves four key questions while taking the time to wait, reflecting on past victories in similar situations until we sense something within our heart saying, "this is the way, walk in it." The key questions are:1. Does this pathway align with my purpose in life and career?2. Does this choice I am making support my vision of myself as a leader?3. Will the path challenge me to exercise my faith?4. Will this road help me grow as a leader? Today, let's focus on the benefits of the process. 1. Discernment on the right path. We gain a fresh perspective by taking time to seek wisdom and insight.2. Conviction. We receive assurance that the road we are choosing is the right one.3. Courage. We gain new strength and boldness to take the next step forward to victory.4. Confidence. Our mind envisions the possibilities and outcomes ahead. We experience enthusiasm and resolve to do what's right. Remember the runner. You now see the end from the beginning. Now we are positioned to lead others with optimism, energy, and power gained through our process. We affect those around us in a positive way through our speech, conduct, and attitude. We empower our family, friends, colleagues, clients, and all we serve. We are using our gifts, talents, and abilities to their maximum capacity and impacting the world. Be encouraged, my friends. We are applying our minds to think the right way about our future. We will profit from the combination of right thinking, motives, and actions. Great victories are ahead for you. Do you believe it? I know you do! Over the past two decades, in studying the lives of great leaders, we see a pattern for us to consider and follow. When standing at the crossroads, look and ask for the ancient paths, ask where the right way is, walk in it, and we will experience the victory that is ours. Here is a way to test the process: Study the lives of great leaders you admire to see how they responded at the crossroads. Evaluate the outcome of their way of life to determine if their approach will benefit you. Ask for discernment. Discernment allows us to gain the proper perspective surrounding our decision. With understanding, we obtain the insight needed to choose the right pathway. Someone once said, "Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment."At that very moment, something happens inside our hearts! A spark ignites to light our way. We see the path we should choose and the best step to take! Let me encourage you to try the procedure. I believe you will enjoy the benefits. Until then, my friends, choose the right path and expect victory! Victory!
RISC-V has been called the "Linux of Hardware ISA" find out why in this episode with Stephano. Your emails, our picks, it's a packed episode! -- During The Show -- 00:53 Informal Discussion Steve's Migration to Bitwarden 06:40 Disagreement About Statements from Proton CEO - Jan ANS EP 255 (https://podcast.asknoahshow.com/256) Laws regarding VPN in Sweden Mullvad Article (https://mullvad.net/help/swedish-legislation/) General information about, 5.9 and 14 eyes Mullvad Article (https://mullvad.net/blog/2021/4/22/lawful-interception/) 07:56 Are Linux Laptops worth the Premium? - Charlie StarLabs (https://starlabs.systems/) Gaming On Linux (ttps://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/10/star-labs-introduce-the-small-and-mighty-starlite-mk-iv) Evaluate your choices based on values 13:45 Offline Music? - Jimmy Steve - Offline Spotify Noah - Amazon Music 18:28 VOIP Service for Cell Phone - Ashley Flowroute - DIY (https://www.flowroute.com/) Voxtelsys - Hosted (http://www.voxtelesys.com/asknoah) 3CX (https://www.3cx.com/) JMP.Chat (https://jmp.chat/) Twillio (https://www.twilio.org/) 23:46 Stephano from RISC What is an ISA (Instruction Set Architecture)? It is pronounced "Risk 5" not "Risk V" RISC History RISC V History/Company Is RISC V the "Linux of Hardware"? Who can contribute? RISC International Organization Stephano's Role - Director of Technical Programs How does RISC V benefit small businesses? How many companies are involved with RISC V development? RISC V target demographic Best place to get started with RISC V RISC V Site (https://riscv.org/) IBEX (https://github.com/lowRISC/ibex) Emulation (QEMU) PolarFire (https://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/soc-fpgas/5498-polarfire-soc-fpga) SiFive UnMatched (https://www.sifive.com/boards/hifive-unmatched) 54:00 OSV RISC V Episode Open Source Voices EP 20 (https://www.opensourcevoices.org/20) 55:00 Element One Element One (https://element.io/element-one) -- The Extra Credit Section -- For links to the articles and material referenced in this week's episode check out this week's page from our podcast dashboard! This Episode's Podcast Dashboard (http://podcast.asknoahshow.com/256) Phone Systems for Ask Noah provided by Voxtelesys (http://www.voxtelesys.com/asknoah) Join us in our dedicated chatroom #GeekLab:linuxdelta.com on Matrix (https://element.linuxdelta.com/#/room/#geeklab:linuxdelta.com) -- Stay In Touch -- Find all the resources for this show on the Ask Noah Dashboard Ask Noah Dashboard (http://www.asknoahshow.com) Need more help than a radio show can offer? Altispeed provides commercial IT services and they're excited to offer you a great deal for listening to the Ask Noah Show. Call today and ask about the discount for listeners of the Ask Noah Show! Altispeed Technologies (http://www.altispeed.com/) Contact Noah live [at] asknoahshow.com -- Twitter -- Noah - Kernellinux (https://twitter.com/kernellinux) Ask Noah Show (https://twitter.com/asknoahshow) Altispeed Technologies (https://twitter.com/altispeed) Special Guests: Stephano Cetola and Steve Ovens.
If you are a long-time listener to this podcast, this session is going to be a brain tweak. Last Monday on our private team training call, I made the statement: I HAVE FOUND THE PERFECT PROMOTION Strategy. The perfect recruiting system for this time and place in history. Think about that, what if you upline made such a statement on your zoom this week? How would you react? Probably the way many of my team members did. But … What if it was true? As you know the numbers don't lie and I will share the numbers in this session of the MLM Success Podcast. As my friend Dave Buchanan says: "Dale Calvert don't blow no smoke!" Websites mentioned in this session: Dale's New book The 7 Best Ways to Create Network Marketing Leads in 2022 https://cmgroup.groovepages.com/7ways Dale's MLM Training Website www.MLMHelp.com How to Evaluate the Upside Potential of a Network Marketing Opportunity www.mlmsuccess.com/4stars My buddy Dave Buchanan's website: https://northamericalaunchteam.com/st-petersburg-florida
Collin Henderson is the founder and CEO of Master Your Mindset, LLC, an industry leader in the field of mental conditioning. He is a speaker, author of five books and the host of the Master Your Mindset podcast. Since starting his company in 2016, Collin's innovative trainings on mindset, culture and high performance have been utilized by some of the world's best organizations and institutions. Today on the show, Collin gives Eric tips on mental performance and conditioning. Topics include: (3:15-8:10) - Playing football & baseball at Washington State University (8:10-14:40) - How Collin got over his stutter to become a speaker and mental conditioning coach (14:40-18:00) - How would you define mindset? Your brain is built to hold you back... (18:00-23:05) - Shaping yourself, building mental toughness (23:05-27:20) - The superhero characteristics of the mind (27:20-34:30) - Evaluate your values (34:30-41:40) - Collin's morning routine And much more. Rate, review and subscribe to the show today! For more information about our sponsors today: https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
In Episode 110 I'm joined by elite coaches Jen Rhines and Terrence Mahon. This live episode is the third of three adizero Marathon Season Twitter talks to help you improve your running with insight from elite Adidas runners and coaches. At the start of the conversation we had technical difficulties in connecting all the hosts, but this was quickly resolved and after the introductions the conversation starts at 6:25. There were no further connection issues, following this. In the first live adizero runner's round table talk I spoke with Charlotte Purdue talking about developing the marathon mindset, which you can listen to in episode #106. In episode #109 I spoke elite runner Steph Davis about how to structure speed into training. In this conversation we covered the following topics: How to plan and approach the marathon with your coach What to do post race, and how to avoid common pitfalls post race The post race debrief between coach and athlete, how to access what went right and what lessons can be learned How to approach changes to your training post marathon How to manage situational moments, to racing to compete, for managing GI/fuelling issues mid race, how to approach race strategies, to facing injuries etc Tips on how an athlete can re-focus based on whether the run went to plan or it didn't Plus so much more. ————————————————————— Thank you to my patreons your help pays for editing, equipment and much more. If you value the content I deliver, please consider becoming a supporter of my podcast by donating via my patreon page. This helps me provide quality content. https://www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support
Evelyn Underhill does a great job of explaining the stages of spiritual development. In this episode, I'll explain the 5 stages AND how they connect to the 7 levels of awareness. Evaluate where you are and what your next step is and if you're at a plateau or not. If you're relatively new to the podcast, GO HERE to our search engine and input "7 Levels" to access our previous lessons on awareness. Enjoy! Michelle@GrowBy1.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle-burkhard/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michelle-burkhard/support
I'm replaying this January 2021 episode to hopefully motivate you, inspire you and encourage you to do some of these things if you haven't already yet this year. The year is starting to wind down, incredibly enough, so let's embrace these concepts and set up our businesses for success now. This episode might also be a good reminder of how to think like a business owner and how now to take time to improve your business. This episode goes through seven areas that I would love for you to improve upon, if you haven't already. They are: 1. Embrace a business owner mindset This idea is what this podcast is based on. Think of yourself as a freelance business owner and all that that entails. Words matter, and the words you tell yourself and others can help to change your mindset. 2. Raise your rates The pandemic has been a hard year economically too, so raising rates for all clients might not be doable. But there are some clients who fared well, and it may be time to raise your rates. It's certainly time to raise your rates for potential clients — they don't know what your past rates were! Also, if you have a secret hourly rate — which helps you determine project rates and/or is the amount you aim to earn every hour you are working for clients — I encourage you to raise it by at least $25 an hour. And don't ask your client about raising your rates. Remember, you are a business owner and costs go up. So, you can send an email and say “I wanted to let you know that my rates are going up as of such and such a date. My new rate will be this.” 3. Don't put all your eggs in one basket It's important to have anchor clients, but when you commit too much time to an anchor client or become too comfortable with that gig and that income, it can hurt you if you lose that client. Ideally, I would consider not having one client that is more than 35% of your income. When I talk about don't put all your eggs in one basket, I also mean your services. This can mean your services and/or your industry. Do you need to expand your niche to have niches that are similar? Can you use your skills to add more services for clients? 4. Don't compare yourself to others Sometimes you do this without even thinking about it. You look at others in your field, even friends of yours who are freelancers, and see their amazing careers or their clients or the big achievements they've reached. I can fall prey to this just like anyone else. We have to stop comparing ourselves to others. You are a unique individual, and your business is unique. You have different strengths and weaknesses and values and responsibilities and desires. First, social media. What social media platforms are you on often and how do they make you feel? Are you happy when you scroll through Instagram and see what people are doing and read motivational quotes? Or does it make you feel lazy or like a failure or that you need to do more? Maybe it is time to get off Instagram! This goes for all social media platforms. Take a critical look at how your viewing and interaction with these platforms make you feel. Another suggestion: Start a gratitude practice. Perhaps you want to start a gratitude journal to write down one to three simple things that you are thankful for that day. I embrace the word “savor” and try to remember to savor all the little things throughout the day. Another way to express gratitude in your life is to acknowledge and thank other people. You can still do that as a freelancer. You can let your direct client know if a staff member is really helpful on something. Complimenting and acknowledging people is like volunteering; it makes you feel good to make other people feel good. One more way to stop comparing yourself to others is to be alert for the word “should.” Anytime you say you “should” be doing something, catch yourself or have your partner or a friend call you out on it. “Should” often comes with shame and guilt. It makes you feel bad and does little to improve any situation. So stop shoulding yourself. 5. Set boundaries Boundaries tell you and those around you what is acceptable, appropriate human behavior. They vary from person to person. Knowing what your boundaries are and setting them is critical to building healthy, respectful relationships in your life. So, please check out episode #45 of Deliberate Freelancer for tips on setting boundaries. 6. Get ahold of your finances For many of us, 2020 blew up our financial goals and plans. Now that the dust has settled a bit, if you haven't already, I highly encourage you in this first quarter of 2021 to get ahold of your finances. This could be a variety of things — it will be different for everyone, If you need help with your finances, I highly recommend episode #28 of Deliberate Freelancer, with my guest Pam Capalad. Pam is a certified financial planner and a whiz when it comes to this stuff. 7. Take a vacation or staycation Plan time off now! Some freelancers tend to be bad in general about taking time off. My argument is always: If I'm going to take only 2-3 weeks of vacation a year or less, when I'm my own boss, than why am I my own boss? I shouldn't treat myself worse than an employer would. Freelancing means freedom. If you don't schedule vacations, staycations and days off, they often won't happen. Even if you can't really go anywhere because of the pandemic, you can play a staycation or other days off. I want all of you to get into a regular habit of planning and taking vacations — and DO NOT check email or do or check in on client work. That's not a vacation. It can be done. Remember, you're your own boss. You tell your clients you're going to be away. Depending on how regular the work is you may have to work ahead to get stuff done or hire a subcontractor to fill in. Or, take advantage of slow work times. You can also create working vacations, like I do in Indiana for two weeks most summers. The freedom to work anywhere gives you the flexibility to go places and keep in touch without having to completely log off work. Biz Bite: After/then habits The Bookshelf: “Behold the Dreamers” by Imbolo Mbue Resources Episode #1 of Deliberate Freelancer: Change Your Mindset: You Own a Freelance Business Episode #39 of Deliberate Freelancer: Raise Your Rates—Without Emotion Episode #23 of Deliberate Freelancer: Five Questions to Evaluate and Diversify Your Services Episode #45 of Deliberate Freelancer: You Need to Set Boundaries Episode #28 of Deliberate Freelancer: Take Charge of Your Finances, with Pamela Capalad https://tinyhabits.com/design/
How do we evaluated the former sins and failures of our forefathers, our family, and even ourselves? Do we say, “Well, the past is the past and we can't change it, so let's just move on!” Do we just ignore, dismiss, whitewash, or downplay them? Let's take a look at what God's word has to say on this topic and orient our mind and actions based on the text—not our emotions, our logic, or the party we link ourselves to.
“As your business and the revenue you're generating grows, you start changing your mindset from, “I'm hungry I need to get clients” to “How can I build a business in such a way that it can feed into [where you need it to be] to step back from your business and draw income.” - Helen Ngo Tune into this episode to hear financial planner Helen Ngo talk all about saving for retirement as an entrepreneur, a subject that business owners need to eventually prioritize. But let's be real, saving for retirement isn't as realistic in the beginning of growing a business, when priorities are making a living and paying bills. However, a few years in when you're able to start saving for your future, many business owners get stumped on what that even looks like. Helen Ngo, CEO and founder of Capital Benchmark Partners has over a decade of experience in investment management and running her own financial planning firm. She has unlocked the key to financial freedom that most people get wrong. She's an expert in personal finance and helping women create more wealth for themselves. In this episode, Helen walks us through how to prepare for retirement through these 3 main steps: Assess your cash flow and personal budget to project how much you actually need to save for retirement Evaluate your current tax situation and determine what type of retirement plan you need to implement Consider your current cash flow and potential investments to determine what can actually be put aside for retirement As a business owner retirement looks totally different than working in a corporate 9-5 job where you have a 401k set up for you. In entrepreneurship, you're responsible for setting up your retirement! Have you considered this step? If not, I know you'll love this episode and tips from Helen! Links mentioned in the episode: Episode 27: Money Talk with Financial Planner, Helen Ngo Brown Ambition Podcast Connect with Helen for financial planning Connect with Helen for business coaching Connect with Helen on Instagram Click here to read the transcript of this episode! Want to work together? Click here to get started For more great episodes, visit: www.birdwilliams.com/podcast
In this week's episode of the Spine & Nerve podcast Drs. Nicolas Karvelas and Brian Joves take a look back at basic physiology to try to look into the future. An area of research that has really piqued the interest of Dr. Karvelas in recent years has been the discussion/possibility of selective voltage gated sodium channel (NaV) modulators. NaV are transmembrane proteins that are an integral part of the initiation and propagation of action potentials in neurons and other electrically excitable cells. We have seen that small changes in NaV function are biologically relevant because there are several human diseases that are the result of mutations in these channels. This has led to research into selective NaV modulators as a potential target as we continue to search for treatment options with significant analgesic potential and decreased risk of side effects / adverse effects. The medical / research community continues to work to optimize medication options to treat painful disease processes. From an analgesic medication perspective, although there are a variety of different medications available including: topical medications, acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, gabapentin, pregabalin, serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, tricyclic anti-depressant medications, non-selective sodium channel blockers, NMDA receptor modulations (Memantine, Ketamine), alpha-2 agonists, glial cell modulators (Low Dose Naltrexone), Buprenorphine, full mu opioids. These Medications are not without their limitations for multiple reasons including but not limited to side effects, risks, and contraindications depending on patient's age and/or comorbidities. To the best of our knowledge there are 10 different NaV subtypes; and specifically NaV 1.3, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9 have been demonstrated to play a critical role in pain signaling. NaV 1.8 is a sensory neuron specific channel with preferential expression in the dorsal root ganglion and trigeminal ganglion neurons, and it is highly expressed on nociceptors. Similar to the other NaV subtypes that have been identified to play essential roles in pain, mutations in NaV 1.8 have been demonstrated to lead to significant alterations in the nervous system / pain pathways; specifically gain of function NaV 1.8 mutations clinically manifest as painful small fiber peripheral polyneuropathy. NaV 1.8 modulation is being aggressively researched with the goal of positive impact on painful diseases. VX-150 is a oral pro-drug that is a highly selective inhibitor of NaV1.8, and a recent study by Dr. Hijma and colleagues was published evaluating the analgesic potential and safety of VX-150. Listen as the doctors discuss this exciting and important area of research. The discussion includes a detailed review of the fore-mentioned recent research article. This podcast is for information and educational purposes only, it is not meant to be medical or career advice. If anything discussed may pertain to you, please seek council with your healthcare provider. The views expressed are those of the individuals expressing them, they may not represent the views of Spine & Nerve. References: 1. Hijma HJ, Siebenga PS, de Kam ML, Groeneveld GJ. A Phase 1, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study to Evaluate the Pharmacodynamic Effects of VX-150, a Highly Selective NaV1.8 Inhibitor, in Healthy Male Adults. Pain Med. 2021 Aug 6;22(8):1814-1826.
What was your teenage bedroom like? How cool or uncool was it ? We have two cities battle each other for smarter than your hood. Today is #EvaluateYourLife day so we evaluate ours... where we've been... where we're going. We pick a side with SIDETAKERS and determine what a couple does with the bonus they got. We finish the show talking about our red flags and what yours are.
Episode Introduction: If your values aren't aligned with your business, it's time to switch that up. Tune in to learn practical tips on how to define your values and ways to align them in your business. Episode Summary: In today's episode of Law Chat with Girija, we're taking a deep dive into a conversation about your core values in life and how you can align them with your business operations. As usual, our episode comes jam-packed with actionable tips that you can start implementing in your business right away. Main Takeaways: The first step to aligning your business with your values is to grab a notebook and make a list of all the situations that have made you happy - something that made you feel amazing, somewhere that you performed great, maybe you made others feel amazing, write all of them down. Similarly, make a list of all the unpleasant situations that made you feel uneasy. In each of these situations, think about what values are speaking to you. Also, try to identify any triggers. Be authentic with your audience but do not share what's not relevant to them. Evaluate the current state of everything that you're doing and how your values are showing up in those activities. The next step is to create a system based on your values. Figure out how your workflow can accommodate your values. Help us mentor other entrepreneurs through the power of storytelling by rating us and leaving a positive review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/law-chat-with-girija/id1528580730 Get the FREE Five Day Legal Audit: https://yourcontractbuddy.com/5-day-free-legal-audit-challenge/ Join Law Chat for Entrepreneurs Free Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/449334726047480 Get the visual experience, watch the videocast for this episode: https://youtu.be/ACpsbAdwdso Connect With Girija: Website: https://www.gbplaw.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gbplaw/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GBPLaw/ Get Ready To Use Contact Templates At: https://yourcontractbuddy.com/
Summary: On today's episode we break down the pros and cons of investing in technology and other tools. It's important to understand exactly what you're investing in and what it will do to help accelerate your business. Technology is a vast, evolving field so it's also important to ensure that your information and assets are thoroughly protected. One of the ways you can achieve this is through redundancy. Protect the information that makes your business unique by keeping an updated, spare copy. While technology and tools can really benefit your agency, allowing your business to rely on a single platform, or tool, is deadly. Also, forgetting that you have 27 different tools for 2 jobs is definitely very costly. Being aware, thoughtful, creating redundancy, and assessing your tools will help your agency be ahead of the curve. Top 3 Curtain Pulls in this episode: Know exactly what you're investing in, and why. Technologies are the tools of the trade in the agency world. But if you're not careful, you'll quickly become bloated. “The point is to invest into it and to be aware of it.” Create redundancy. In the agency world, we are always creating various kinds of information. This information is what allows our businesses to exist and succeed. It's our IP and it's critical to clients. Your information is most likely your entire business. In order to protect your information, redundancy is a must. Protect your ideas and information by storing them in more than one place. “You're making information, so you gotta protect that.” Evaluate your tools to become self-sufficient. Services, subscription, platforms, and other tools can be incredibly helpful, but if you're not careful they'll run away with your profit. Have you ever had 12 different TV subscriptions so that you can watch every single NFL game, yet never ue them? This can happen with your agency's tools, and with these applications, the bills really stack up. This is why it's important to regularly assess your tools and determine how your agency would be affected if they suddenly were gone. “What type of technology are we relying on that if it went away would hamper our business?” For more tips, discussion, and behind the scenes: Follow us on Instagram @AgencyPodcast Join our closed Facebook community for agency leaders About The Guys: Bob Hutchins: Founder of BuzzPlant, a digital agency that he ran from 2000-2017. He is also the author of 3 books. More on Bob: Bob on LinkedIn twitter.com/BobHutchins instagram.com/bwhutchins Bob on Facebook Brad Ayres: Founder of Anthem Republic, an award-winning ad agency. Brad's knowledge has led some of the biggest brands in the world. Originally from Detroit, Brad is an OG in the ad agency world and has the wisdom and scars to prove it. Currently, that knowledge is being applied to his boutique agency. More on Brad: Brad on LinkedIn Anthem Republic twitter.com/bradayres instagram.com/therealbradayres facebook.com/Bradayres Ken Ott: Co-Founder and Chief Growth Rebel of Metacake, an Ecommerce Growth Team for some of the world's most influential brands with a mission to Grow Brands That Matter. Ken is also an author, speaker, and was nominated for an Emmy for his acting on the Metacake Youtube Channel (not really). More on Ken: Ken on LinkedIn Metacake - An Ecommerce Growth Team Growth Rebel TV twitter.com/iamKenOtt instagram.com/iamKenOtt facebook.com/iamKenOtt Show Notes: [0:44] Brad opens today's episode by talking about Bob's radio voice and the new Apple iPhone 13. [1:59] Brad asks the guys, “When is the right time to make some upgrades or to give your employees some new gadgets? When is the right time to invest in technology?” [4:27] Brad talks about what technology he provides for new, full time employees, and how he wants their first day at Anthem Republic to feel like Christmas. [7:50] Ken discusses his strategy for preventing a buildup of unused computers. [8:23] Ken says that investing into your employees by providing them with technology that will help them be more productive or produce better results will pay for itself. He also asks, “From a security side of things, how do you control all these laptops and what's on them, to the level that you need to for your business?” [11:11] Bob asks about other kinds of tech and talks about evaluating their usage and value on a yearly basis. [11:31] Brad talks about automation and his timeline for upgrading technology. [12:23] Ken contemplates the psychological aspect of opening a new computer box from Apple. [13:36] Bob discusses the importance of redundancy. He also continues the conversation about evaluating the tools your company relies on and how a shutdown could negatively affect your business. “What type of technology are we relying on that if it went away would hamper our business?... How do we keep on top of that, and always have redundancy in a backup?” [15:13] Ken recommends that every laptop should have a ‘backup cloud' backup solution that is different from Dropbox to protect the information that your business runs on. [17:45] Ken talks about physical hard drives and other methods of protection for your information. “You're making information, so you gotta protect that.” [18:04] Brad discusses his perspective on hard drives and redundancy. [21:30] Bob talks about the questions he asks his employees to, “Keep us thinking about how to be redundant and self-sufficient, but it also keeps us ahead of the curve.” [27:11] Ken talks about the importance of awareness when your agency has many third party tools, and how those subscriptions can really add up. [29:11] Bob discusses a cost reducing method where your clients pay a fee of some sort that helps cover the cost of the third party tools you use. “If you do have an expense like that where you have a subscription figure out ways to charge the clients and encourage them pay for that subscription.” [32:10] Brad considers how to make sure that your data on the cloud is protected in the future. [33:08] Ken talks about how, “There is always a backdoor for the government to be able to get access to any data for any company.” [38:05] Ken concisely summarizes his perspective on investing in technology when he says, “I think the point is to invest into it and to be aware of it.” [42:05] Bob talks about how to be a leader for your agency when investing in technology. [46:02] Bob mentions a book called “This is How They Tell Me the World Will End” that is about cybersecurity and vulnerability. [49:41] Ken says that it is crucial to have a strategic mindset and stack the odds in your favor. [50:36] Bob concludes this episode by briefly talking about ensuring that your agency has cybersecurity from all angles.
We are all dealing with the regression that some of our students have experienced through these COVID-affected times. We went from having a hope of real innovation of inclusive education to a focus on mere survival. Today's guest shares insights into the evidence-based need for inclusion, practical steps to bring inclusion, and the barriers that still remain in school systems. Join us to learn more! Diane Ryndak is a professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the Department of Specialized Education Services in relation to students with significant disabilities. She works in teacher training for undergraduates and doctoral students, and she works closely with school districts to bring systemic reform for improved student outcomes. Show Highlights: How Diane was led at an early age into advocating for marginalized students How Diane works in teacher training and affecting state policies regarding inclusive educational services for students with disabilities Why most school districts as a whole are resistant to inclusive education How segregated education has been established as the acceptable way to do things because of the support and attention that special needs students receive What the research shows about the level of engagement and instruction that students in inclusive classrooms receive from teachers AND peers How problems with inclusion occur when kids with IEPs transition from early childhood to kindergarten (95% of them will NEVER get back in general education classes once they are segregated!) Why the focus should be on preventing kids with disabilities from going into self-contained classrooms in the first place The big challenge for parents: Without universal preschool, their options are limited when early intervention identifies their child with special needs Why the focus has to be on specific strategies to address the barriers that are keeping a student from the general education classroom Two ways to address the need: Provide coaching and mentoring support for current teachers through professional development. Evaluate teacher education programs to prepare new teachers to co-plan, co-implement, and co-evaluate in the generalized education classroom. Connect with Diane: Email: email@example.com Find inclusive education resources for parents, teachers, and administrators: www.tiescenter.org Links/Resources: Thank you for listening! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to the show to receive every new episode delivered straight to your podcast player every Tuesday. If you enjoyed this episode and believe in our message, then please help us get the word out about this podcast. Rate and Review this show in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, or Google Play. It helps other listeners find this show. Be sure to connect with us and reach out with any questions/concerns: Facebook Instagram Twitter IEP website This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not to be construed as legal advice specific to your circumstances. If you need help with any legal matters, be sure to consult with an attorney regarding your specific needs.
One of the challenges for us as men, especially when we assume the role of provider, protector, and any vocational callings, is knowing when it is time to leave one thing and move on to the next thing in our lives. In this episode Scott Hatfield returns to the podcast to reflect on these moments of change and how to discern best what's next. 1. How do you know when it's time to move on? To leave one thing and move to the next thing? How have you filtered those questions at different points in your life? 2. Hatfield found himself in a conversation that turned into an interview. Have you ever been in a situation or conversation that was pivotal in your work and/or calling? 3. We all need mentors; people who are ahead of us on the journey and pour their experience into us. Who is that for you? If you don't have a mentor, who might you ask to be that person for you? 4. Whose work, life, or ministry do you look up to or admire from afar? Pray and ask God for the opportunity to grab some time with that person. Can you reach out to schedule an appointment through their admin, or offer to buy them coffee or a meal? 5. “Quit looking over the fence. There is fruit in longevity.” Evaluate your own life and your current position based on this quote. How's it going? 6. Hatfield recounts seasons of being entrusted with everything and seasons of being entrusted to lead nothing. How have you seen God work in seasons of much and seasons of little? How has it directly impacted decisions about what to do, and where to stay or go? 7. Sometimes simple difficulty is not the best filter for deciding whether it's time to move on. What are some other critical elements that need to be in the decision-making process as well? 8. Have you ever been drawn toward something that seemed like the right idea for you but you learned it wasn't God's idea? Did you realize that before or after a move was made? 9. What do you sense God asking you to do that you need to bring to Him in prayer for further clarity and guidance?