Here's the Supporter Q&A from January 20th, 2022. All comments and questions are fielded through the support service Q&A page. Please consider supporting this channel via monthly services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you: https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html View this as a video: https://www.youtube.com/retrorgb Amazon Links to products I use: https://www.amazon.com/shop/retrorgb T-Shirts & Stuff: https://www.retrorgb.com/store.html TIMESTAMPS (please assume all links are affiliate links): 00:00 Q&A's Staying The Same (for now) 07:18 Otaku 10-port switch / testing with a scope / Dreamcast PSU 13:46 Cracked surface mount caps 15:32 PS2 slim: External storage mod confirmed 16:17 OSSC Export / OSSC NES Phase / Atari 2600 PSU 21:19 Modded 2600 through gcompsw 23:31 HDMI splitter dropouts / Composite through a component video distribution amp 27:02 HDMI switch feedback 28:45 3DS jailbreak affecting performance? 33:14 Short component video cables 36:41 PS1 Replacement Shells: https://twitter.com/muramasa_ninja/status/1477468110756085762 39:39 Replacement Lithium Ion batteries 41:05 Do Majesco Game Gear's have cap issues too? 42:40 Reliable controller membrane replacements 46:38 Bluetooth vs RF / Storing PSP batteries when not in use 50:48 Why are some flash carts more expensive than others? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/retrorgb/support
In this episode, we are going to talk about something brands shouldn't ignore and should prioritize if they want a more profitable business and that is DSP and external traffic. Let's hear it from digital marketing expert, Vitali of Profit Whales why DSP and external traffic should one of your priorities and how it is one of the most fundamental ways of maintaining a strong position within Amazon and building your profits. In This Episode: [00:31] Welcoming Vitali, CEO of Profit Whales on the show. [04:07] How Vitali started in digital marketing? [09:00] What is Amazon DSP and how to use it [16:40] Targeting audiences from different platforms. [21:10] Creating promo ads. [22:15] Product category and price points with DSP. [31:05] Risk sellers do ignoring DSP or external traffic. Guest Links and References: WEBSITE: https://profitwhales.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/ Book Reference: An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavski Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
We've all experienced a lack of confidence in our lives at one time or another. In this episode, learn where to pull confidence from, so you can have a sturdy belief in yourself, regardless of external circumstances. “Don't tie your confidence to external things. External things are not solid or reliable. Instead, start rewarding yourself based on effort, not outcome.” If you'd like more reliable self-confidence in your daily life, this episode is for you! 1. Get the GrowthDay app for all your personal development in one place: https://growthday.com 2. Read my bestselling book, High Performance Habits: https://amzn.to/2vhf82C 3. Get the High Performance System online (the full course and assessment!): https://www.growthday.com/hps-v4 4. Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendonburchard 5. Text me at 1-503-212-6125!
Every year I have a tradition of choosing my START, STOP, FACE and EMBRACE for the next year. In this episode, I share my new START, STOP, FACE and EMBRACE for 2022:START: Paying myself first! STOP: Unconscious tv watching and couch sitting. FACE: My money! EMBRACE: Budgets & PNLS If you're interested in creating your life AND generating REAL change and potency in 2022, I invite you to join my CREATE YOUR LIFE “Annual Planning Workshop” in January 2022. Text: CREATE to 323-524-9857 to learn about our future dates. IN THIS EPISODE, I TALK ABOUT:What is START? What is STOP? What is FACE? What is Embrace? How choosing these four tools can help you generate your annual plan. The importance of each tool and what it is. RESOURCES:Text: CREATE to 323-524-9857 to apply for my Get Up Girl Gang community If you enjoyed this episode, make sure and give us a five star rating and leave us a review on iTunes, Podcast Addict, Podchaser and Castbox. Let's Connect:The Get Up GirlInstagramFacebookMonthly online fitness academy
A New Year, goals, vision, planning but are you setting SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound). More importantly, what is your motivation is it external rewards or intrinsic? Let's talk W2WPodcastshow@gmail.com Visit website www.Denisehlawrence.com grab a copy of the new journal, Paypal link - Journal https://py.pl/kN8U4 Paypal link to buy Navigating life book https://py.pl/qEDgw Shop: Shop | DeniseHLawrence Thank you for all your support, please download, comment and share.
Let's talk more about MONEY baby!I know it can be scary to talk about money and even think about it. But what if you gave money more love and attention. And what if your relationship with money is healthy and communicative.Make LOVE to your money and find out how much more you can create this year just by not turning your back on YOUR reality of money! In this episode you will learn about 3 Things That Can Change Your FINANCIAL Reality in 2022:Start your emergency fund.Protection is so important! Begin to start thinking about retirement. ABOUT KATIE BATRES:Katie started off as a dancer, she got the opportunity to perform in many places including around the world! She has choreographed for up and coming artists (mostly for people in other countries). Katie then began to model and had the chance to work with countless companies Including big ones like SHEIN and FASHION NOVA as well as for many artists' music videos. Katie now also became a booking manager so she can cast for roles she may not fit. She owns her own fitness program and began hosting an IG TV show called “#CatchinVibes” this year. She now does finances to help people in a supportive way to create the best future for themselves. RESOURCES:ACORNS APPQAPITAL APP FOLLOW KATIE:INSTAGRAM If you enjoyed this episode, make sure and give us a five star rating and leave us a review on iTunes, Podcast Addict, Podchaser and Castbox. Let's Connect:The Get Up GirlInstagramFacebookMonthly online fitness academy
At the start of every year, we are all hopeful that this new year will be better than the last. We have a tradition of making New Year's resolutions, where we create goals for the coming year. But the question is: Do we intend to achieve these goals? Or do we just let fate take its course and hope that our lives will be significantly better? To achieve the goals we've set for ourselves, we must change a habit, trait, behavior, or mindset that we previously had to get our desired outcome. Sometimes, the lack of clarity about what it is that we really want is what's holding us back from growing. The North Star goal helps us be clear on what we want, which provides us with the motivation to take on our life and do things we didn't know we're capable of. It helps us grow and begin to reap all the benefits of having a life worth living. In this week's episode, Andrew highlights the importance of transforming oneself first in order to achieve one's goals. He talks about how the North Star goal can help you figure out what type of person you want to become. Learn more about the North Star goal, why 2022 will be the best year for all of us and so much more when you listen to Episode 104! Shownotes: How High Noon can help you create the future of your choice [0:54] What is mind-body unity? [2:47] The value of the North Star goal [3:38] Where does every addiction come from? [9:15] The purpose of the 90-day journey of the North Star goal [11:08] The danger that comes with stagnation [13:35] Why 2022 will be the best year yet for all of us [16:16] Click HERE for the show transcript.
Just as the latest on the Ghislaine Maxwell trial is breaking…Katrina's first guest of 2022 is Ben Weider, Investigative Reporter for The Miami Herald. The Herald's Julie Brown and her team played a substantial role in pursuing the sex trafficking story surrounding Jeffrey Epstein in 2008. Ben and Katrina talk about the Prince Andrew settlement, the possibility of Maxwell “flipping” and more of the latest behind-the-scenes news from the Maxwell trial. Please follow us on social media: IG, TW and FB - @PrimeTimeCrime_ and be sure to subscribe to our podcast on Apple or Spotify Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts. It's free! External clip from (LINK) Host: Katrina Daniel Produced: Carmen Lucas Edited: Wyatt Peake In association with legalvideoconcepts.com
The Buddha taught that small, good karmic actions lead to great results in the future, a powerful motivation for making even small positive changes in our lives. In this episode we look at the Four Powers of Effort, a process for making positive changes last. 1,200 years ago, the Buddhist Master Shantideva offered this Buddhist approach to lasting change and building confidence in his Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life. The Four Powers of Effort are guiding principles to reaching a goal by aspiring to who you want to become, creating a joyful process for change, and steadfastly sticking to it. The Buddha said that “with effort we have all attainments,” meaning we can do anything we aspire to with enough effort—even attain enlightenment! The Four Powers of Effort Aspiration. A strong wish is fundamental for accomplishing an important goal. How can we best create a strong wish and harness the power of it fir change? By visualizing the future self. We decide who we want to become and visualize it, preferably in the quiet of meditation. We imagine what this new identity feels like, what they do each day, and the positive effects they have on others and our selves. For example, if we aspire to meditate every day, we imagine becoming a meditator, the newfound peace, and less anxiety. Or you might imagine becoming a fit and healthy person, and you visualize a future self that exercises most days of the week, feels light in your body, enjoys active pleasures like biking with friends or hiking. A shift in identity will follow changing our habits, but choosing who we want to become helps us understand what processes we need to adopt in order to become that person. (Emptiness of the self at work here!). The most powerful wishes come when the outcome is meaningful to us and is an expression of our values. Living in accordance with our values is a path toward happiness. Engaging in the positive process is a type of success that can reliably bring us satisfaction. External success may or may not be achieved. External success may not deliver the happiness we believed it would, but acting in accordance with our values will bring us peace whatever the outcome. Outcomes are invariably unpredictable, but good will come if we make positive changes. “Identity change is the North Star of habit change” —James Clear Steadfastness. What is the smallest, most manageable step you can take in the next 24 hours to move in the direction of your goal? Very clearly identify the first step, according to your capacity. Plan the step for the following day, and even at a certain time and place. Make the plan specific. The plan, “I will meditate tomorrow” is less likely to be fulfilled than: “I will meditate tomorrow morning after I have my coffee while still sitting at the kitchen table.” Try to make one small step toward reaching your new identity each day. If we diligently put these planned steps into action, from this steadfastness will come a newfound confidence. We will eventually be confident in our new identity because we have performed this activity steadfastly over a period of time. Joy. Try to make the plan for change a joyful one. We won't do what makes us suffer for very long! Adopting new habits will be challenging, but the experience can't be very unpleasant. The spiritual path should be a joyful one if we are practicing correctly. Try to make your plan for change as easy and pleasant as possible, like setting out your meditation cushion the night before if you intend to meditate in the morning. Rest. Rest is a power of effort. Plan to take rest and have a break. Also, when we have an unexpected rest (when we diverge from our plan or slip up, don't feel that you have failed, you just needed a little rest from all that willpower!) Steadfastness means we are going in the direction of our dreams, not that we are perfect. From Atomic Habits by James Clear: I will [BEHAVIOR] at [TIME] in [LOCATION]. Meditation. I will meditate for one minute at 7 a.m. in my kitchen. Studying. I will study Spanish for twenty minutes at 6 p.m. in my bedroom. Exercise. I will exercise for one hour at 5 p.m. in my local gym. Marriage. I will make my partner a cup of tea at 8 a.m. in the kitchen. If by giving up small pleasures great happiness is to be found, the wise should give up small pleasures seeing (the prospect of) great happiness. (Verse 290) —Buddha, The Dhammapada Apply for a free life coaching session: To apply for a complimentary 30-minute life coaching session with JoAnn Fox (for the first 5 that apply in December) visit https://buddhismforeveryone.com/coaching References with Links Buddha (1986).The Dhammapada: Verses and Stories. Translated by Daw Mya Tin, M.A. (Website). Edited by Editorial Committee, Burma Tipitaka Association Rangoon. Courtesy of Nibbana.com. For free distribution only, as a gift of dhamma. https://www.tipitaka.net/tipitaka/dhp/verseload.php?verse=290 Clear, J. (2018). Atomic Habits. Avery. https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break-ebook/dp/B07D23CFGR/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1QMEEZSP01C91&keywords=atomic+habits+james+clear&qid=1640962723&s=books&sprefix=Atomic%2Cstripbooks%2C142&sr=1-1
Although she has been sentenced to 60 years in prison, we have not heard the end of Ghislaine Maxwell. She is also facing other charges. Katrina Daniel's guests, top criminal defense attorneys Michael Rosen and Joe Rosenbaum deep dive the trial. Interesting to see what happens next. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU! 0n behalf of myself, Producer Carmen Lucas and Engineer Extraordinaire Wyatt Peake...let's hope for a much better 2022..and thanks for listening and following Prime Time Crime! Follow the show: Instagram: primetimecrime_ Twitter: primetimecrime_ External clip from (https://www.instagram.com/npr/p/CYFjYylh4OL/?utm_medium=copy_link) Host: Katrina Daniel Produced: Carmen Lucas Edited: Wyatt Peake In association with legalvideoconcepts.com
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Today's Lunch with Norm is all about external traffic. On this episode we discuss where Amazon sellers should look first for traffic, and why you should consider Google Ads. With 14 years of e-commerce experience, Tomer David is the owner of 2 Amazon FBA brands. His passion started when he was young, at only 16 years of age, he left school to pursue his e-commerce dreams full-time. Tomer teaches other sellers how to succeed on this platform through his website and Youtube channel Sourcing Monster, where he shares videos about sourcing products from China and running successful online businesses. This episode is brought to you by Global Wired Advisors Global Wired Advisors is a leading Digital Investment Bank focused on optimizing the business sale process. Our approach combines decades of merger and acquisition experience with online and e-commerce expertise to increase the transactional value of your greatest asset. Maximizing the value of your company in a business sale is achieved through the full expression of its future potential. Choosing the right representation to provide this vision to the right buyer, means putting your future in focus. For More information visit https://globalwiredadvisors.com/ This episode is also brought to you by Sellerise. Take a deep dive into your business processes to make data-driven decisions and outperform the competition in an innovative way. Sellerise is a comprehensive solution for your everyday business needs with innovative tools like the PPC Dashboard, Smart Alerts, Review Requester, and Keyword Tracker. Everything you need to grow and scale your business is just one click away. Stand out from the crowd and conduct business whenever, wherever. Innovate your effort and work smarter, not harder. The difference is amazing. Sellerise is for professionals at every level of the business journey. Simply select the capabilities that best fit your needs. Visit https://www.sellerise.com This episode is brought to you by Zee Are you a private label seller looking to expand into larger markets internationally or need an experienced import partner to keep growing? Zee makes selling your Amazon products abroad easy with excellent import knowledge, door-to-door solutions, customer service and scalability. Streamline your import process with Zee today to increase profit margins and continue to scale. Ready to expand your ecomm empire and take your Amazon FBA Business global? Visit https://zee.co to learn more! This episode is also brought to you by .CLUB Domains .CLUB is the most used new top-level domain name and the perfect web address for your membership or subscription-based startup or business. Why? Because your customers are your CLUB! Grow your business with a domain name that instantly means membership and subscriptions. There are a lot of great domain name choices today, but if your business is about building a community of members around a product or service, there's no better URL than YourName.club. With 1.3 million registrations worldwide, there are already thousands of e-commerce sites using .CLUB. - great subscription businesses like Soap.club, Firstleaf.club and Coffee.club. You too can join the .CLUB today. Visit https://www.get.club. Today's show is all about external traffic. In this episode, we discuss where Amazon sellers should look first and if you should consider Google Ads. Starting his first business at the age of 16, Tomer David is the owner of 2 Amazon FBA brands. Tomer teaches other sellers how to succeed on this platform through his website and Youtube channel Sourcing Monster. This episode is brought to you by Global Wired Advisors, Sellerise, Zee & .CLUB Domains.
“Where did the SEO hide the dead body? On page two of Google.” Yes - SEO in 2022 will still play a huge role in eComm success. With ad costs going up it's a great time to learn how to drive quality organic traffic with smart SEO tactics. John Murphy is the CEO of Ebike Generation and an eCommerce SEO expert. In this episode, we talk about John's journey, and how he went from being an executive at GE to starting his own eCommerce company. John's eComm success has largely come from SEO after he was banned from Google Ads and Facebook ads in the early days of his business. He shares his tips on how he drives $2 million a year from just SEO and what SEO in 2022 will look like (yes - free traffic still exists). Note: John is offering his course How I Generate $2M+ Per Year in Sales from Organic Traffic in the membership in March. If you're a member you can register here. Or if you'd like to join to take the course you can find more information here. Episode Highlights: 5:47 How John started selling online 8:09 Finding the right product 12:03 Getting the first sale 13:58 Supply chain issues & COVID 16:20 Finding the right niche and not being scared to narrow down 22:28 Getting banned from Google and Facebook ads 24:49 Shifting to SEO for a majority of traffic 29:09 SEO in 2022 31:24 How much content do you actually need to be successful in SEO 36:58 External linking & its relevance today 39:46 What's working now in SEO backlinks 45:27 Getting organic traffic when you're too reliant on paid traffic Resources: EcomSEOFormula.com ebikegeneration.com The Brand Growth Membership @a_brawn on Twitter Review or subscribe on iTunes
With a bunch of shared stories and experiences, we can connect with one another and move forward with life. What things can you avoid and learn quickly that I didn't? I first looked for ADHD after a recommendation from my cardiologist, who referred me to a psychiatrist. I actually went to talk about the need for better focus. I was struggling with the ability to stay focused and stay present. Since our first baby was born, I was always diagnosed with anxiety and depression. I struggled with both until a few months ago when I visited a psychiatrist to discuss the focus issue. In doing so, I only imagined a new antidepressant or probably a different dosage. I didn't have high hopes for anything major changing. Truthfully, being a mom of three and running a business, I am always trying to find ways to be efficient. The focus issues that I experienced and had always experienced were tied to being an overachiever, someone who had a million things going on and had a hard time saying no. It turns out that the inability to plan and understand time well, the anxiety, depression, and so many things were connected to ADHD diagnosis. So in this episode, I get to talk about very specific time management tips; if you have ADHD or suspect you have it, that will be beneficial. Over the years, I have sought out so many professionals for help to manage my time better effectively and be the best I could be. Tune in and learn how you can get better at it! Timestamps: [07:20] Why do we lack the ability to plan? [10:15] Planning backward [13:36] Scheduling tasks [15:14] Putting everything on a timer [17:04] Creating rewards for finishing tasks [20:25] Running project narratives [23:40] External versus Internal ability [26:10] Change your self-talk and keep a time management win list. [30:19] Doubling or tripling the amount of time you think a task can take [32:31] Having a planner or planning app. To catch our previous episodes on ADHD Episode 6: Could It Be ADHD? Episode 9: Late Life ADHD Diagnosis and Entrepreneurship with Certified Coach Cathy Rashidian Episode 14: 3 Things I Had NO Idea Were Connected to ADHD To learn more about my coaching, photography, podcast, and to stay connected, visit me at: Alisha Crossley Website Alisha Crossley Photography Website Alisha's Amazon Favorites List Alisha Crossley Photography Instagram Alisha Crossley Official Instagram To learn more about The Artisan's Advantage Signature Course, click on the link below: The Artisan's Advantage Signature Course
Staying motivated on a daily basis is difficult. In order to achieve your health and fitness goals one must plan, prepare and execute. It may sound daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Follow these steps and you'll look back at the last half of the year and you'll be able to pat yourself on the back for a job well done. STAYING MOTIVATED Make it fun – exercise doesn't have to be drudgery — and you're more likely to stick with a fitness program if you're having fun. Make physical activity part of your daily routine – schedule workouts as you would any other important activity. Keep track of what you are doing – recording your efforts can help you work toward your goals — and remind you that you're making progress. Share what you are doing – tell someone what your goals are. Let them be your sounding board and encouragement and be sure to ask them to join you. Reward yourself – take a few minutes to savor the good feelings that exercise gives you. This type of internal reward can help you make a long-term commitment to regular exercise. External rewards can help, too. When you reach a longer range goal, treat yourself to a new pair of walking shoes or new tunes to enjoy while you exercise. Be flexible – if you're too busy to work out or simply don't feel up to it, take a day or two off. Be gentle with yourself if you need a break. The important thing is to get back on track as soon as you can. Schedule 1:1 Deep Dive Discovery Call with Trainer Dane | Master Transformation Coach |Life Coach | Personal Trainer | Motivational Speaker --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dane-boyle/support
Christen Garland is a web/graphic designer, a brand specialist, a solopreneur, and a nurturer of all things growth. We first connected back in 2015 at the University of Kentucky: two students both just trying to figure out their paths. Through social media, we've been able to stay connected, and in the time since graduation, I've admired her hustle from afar as she's leaned into her gifts, her passions, and her pursuit of personal growth
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The best and most impactful community development finance projects are not done by any one bank, CDFI or community partner. The most monumental community-based projects are forged over time with strong leadership (and trust!) and the fortitude to manage the never-ending variables that are often required when driving impact into the most disadvantaged communities. This is where your internal and external partners come into play. Internal partners include executive management, commercial lenders, loan servicing, your investment/treasury division, compliance and legal, and marketing and PR. External partners include private sector businesses, nonprofit organizations, philanthropic entities, governmental agencies, commercial and private developers, and practitioners/consultants.These community development projects tend to take a couple of years and have many people and partners cycle through the deal. Oftentimes, CRA Officers play a convening role by offering to meet in a bank conference room or to coordinate virtual meetings. Your work in this regard will likely garner community development service hours for your bank as well.No matter the role you play, it is important to keep all stakeholders apprised of the project along the way. This is especially true for internal partners as equity sources and credit enhancements fall into place to make the seemingly un-doable deals, well, doable! I hope you now have a sense of all of the key players and can call upon them as you embark on your community development initiatives. Quotes• “It's very important that you keep all of your internal partners aware of the community development work you're doing, so when financing comes to play everybody is aware of the role you might play in community.” (02:38-02:53)Want to learn more about the CRA? Consider joining the CRA Hub, a membership for bankers to connect, inspire, and master the art of CRA: https://cratoday.com/hub/ LinksCRA Today Website: https://cratoday.com/ Copyright © 2021 by CRA Today LLC(No claim to original U.S. government material)All rights reserved. No part of this podcast may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of the author and publisher.This podcast is a periodic publication of CRA Today LLC and is intended to notify and inspire recipients of new developments in the Community Reinvestment Act. It should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only, and you are urged to consult your own attorney concerning your situation and specific legal questions you have.Podcast production and show notes provided by HiveCast.fm
It's been revealed the ABC spent almost $2.6 million in the past financial year on external legal bills. Luke Grant speaks to Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz who says the national broadcaster should not be asking for more money leading into an election campaign when it is spending millions defending legal action. Click play to listen to the full interview. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Ram Castillo is a Design Director, two-time Author, Speaker, CreativeLive Instructor, Decision-making Business Coach and Approved Advisor based in Sydney. His focus is to help business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders get unstuck through human centred design methodologies, creative strategy, digital marketing and branding. For 16 years Ram has been working for global agencies including Ogilvy & Mather, DDB, JWT, McCann. He was most recently the Head of Digital Design for Saatchi & Saatchi and has serviced clients including Audi, McDonald's, Qantas, Google, AMEX, Toyota and The Louis Vuitton Group. He's been featured in Apple, GE, Communication Arts, HOW magazine, CreativeLive, Herman Miller, VIVID festival and The American Institute of Design. For more visit RamCastillo.com https://ramcastillo.com/ Follow Patti Dobrowolski - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/upyourcreativegenius/ Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/patti-dobrowolski-532368/ Up Your Creative Genius https://www.upyourcreativegenius.com/ Timestamps 2:02 Why Ram Castillo is a big deal, and how he came to be this way 4:40 On leveraging a tool like Clubhouse 7:31 The most important step of the design thinking process 8:02 You already have the most important marketing tool: your brand 12:13 Finding your competitive advantage 15:27 Defining your version of success 18:03 The true definition of wealth 20:13 Overcoming obstacles on the way to success 23:28 The value of planting many seeds 25:16 The alchemy of creativity and transformation 33:36 The secret formula to success 37:15 How to design a purpose 38:46 Ram's current fascination with convenience vs. delayed gratification 41:18 The opportunity right in front of us all 43:22 Ram's decision-making framework Patti Dobrowolski 00:03 Hello superstars. Welcome to the Up Your Creative Genius Podcast where you will gain insight and tips just stomp on the accelerator and blast off to transform your business and your life. I'm your host Patti Dobrowolski. And if this is your first time tuning in, then strap in because this is serious rocket fuel. Each week I interview fellow creative geniuses to help you learn how easy it is to up your creative genius in any part of your life. Hey, everybody, it's Patti Dobrowolski with Up Your Creative Genius, oh, god, my head is like exploding because I have RAM Castillo here. You are not going to believe what an amazing Rockstar he is like, this guy is a design director, he's a two-time author. He's a speaker. You know, he teaches an instructor and Creative Live. He's the decision making business coach. And he's worked with some of the biggest brands, some of your favorite brands, let's just say, you know, Louis Vuitton and Herman Miller, and Ogilvy and Mather, and DDB and Toyota and it goes on and on. And not just that, but he has his own podcast, which I am so grateful that you're here because you're up to number 88 in your podcast, and you have interviewed some big names Kelly Slater, right. Naomi Simpson, Kevin O'Leary, these people, and the interviews are spectacular. And what you really do is help designers who are tuning in --this is my understanding of it --tuning in to help them step into the future they desire. So this is where we aligned we met on Clubhouse. Ram. Thank you so much for being here. Ram Castillo 01:51 Patti, what an introduction. I'm deeply honored to be here. Thank you so much. Patti Dobrowolski 01:56 You're just so incredible. So just Whoa. So tell me like, What are you doing right now, first, tell people from your perspective, what you do right now, and then roll me back in time to how you got to where you are right now. So whichever way you want to start, if you want to start in the past, you want to start in the present and go to the past. I'd love it either way, our listeners are going to want to know all they're gonna want to get inside your world right now. Ram Castillo 02:27 Oh, okay. So the short answer is right now I am building my advisory board portfolio. And what that means is I am doing a bit of coaching, a bit of consulting, but advisory it sits in this mix of giving advice to business owners, entrepreneurs, organizations and leaders in the specialty that I've been able to accumulate over that last 16 year career in the world of marketing, communications, creative strategy, and most importantly, human centered design. Yeah. And that's the short answer because I climbed up that world of starting at Ogilvy, which is traditional advertising. That's right my way through other agencies, all the way up to head of digital design at Saatchi and Saatchi servicing AMEX, Qantas, Toyota building teams. And when you go through that path, you're exposed to processes, people, tools, systems, and just the different ways that businesses need to operate in terms of capability in delivering their promise to customers and designing a customer experience that is meaningful, that is actually valuable. So taking all that enterprise learning and helping small to medium sized business owners through advisory sessions and workshops. That's what I'm doing right now. Patti Dobrowolski 03:57 That's fantastic. And I think that entrepreneurs, they don't really have a sense of that, what it requires of you, but what we're talking about are the long hours. And the access to creative ideas which you are famous for. I mean, you've been written up for some of the ideas you came up with or your team came up with. It's just incredible. And I have a feeling that your paths cross with my nephew, Jon Dobowolski, because he worked at Toyota at some of these places. And now he works at Grail, right? And so he's head of design there. So I love that you're doing this in this space, where you're sharing and you're pouring into other people your wisdom. Now I met you on Clubhouse because you were in a room that I was in, and maybe I was in with Pete Cohen and I'm not sure but tell me what are you doing on Clubhouse and are you there running any of your own rooms because you're so incredible. I would be surprised if you weren't. Ram Castillo 04:56 So we did meet on Clubhouse by Pete Cohen. He he and I met on there as well. And then he heard me speak about the importance of personal branding and positioning yourself, hence the duck on his head. And so I have found that clubhouse is just a treasure chest, the ways that I've benefited have blown me away. We're talking right now it's mid November 2021. Buy started day one, mid January 2021. So we're talking 10 months or so ago. Patti Dobrowolski 05:33 Me too, same amount of time. Yes, And right around that time, it was just starting to blow up really, I mean, people would say it had blown up before. But it really at that beginning, people found out about it, Ram Castillo 05:47 I initially went on there just to test. So coming from a design background, it's important to never assume that's one of the key things, it's important to go through an understanding phase. And a lot of that is just testing and absorbing, and gathering information. So for the first three months, I was just gathering information, seeing how the tool works, how it could benefit myself and others. And what I quickly found was that there was the ability to get access number one to people that I would never be able to access. So you know, and you too Patti, right. So that's a stretch, you know, we would probably be able to access them in some way, but the speed of accessing them. The other thing is the relationship building and rapport building is more real in many ways, because you're just not influenced by any other factors such as, you know, seeing their face, you just get to hear their voice. And you get a real sensibility about them straightaway. So I've been able to invest in many deals, that part of the advisory is also looking at how I might be able to invest in companies. Should I wish to do that. So yeah, whatever you're looking for, you will be able to get there. Patti Dobrowolski 07:08 Yeah, I would totally agree. I mean, I just had the most amazing conversations, you know, that I don't think I would have ever probably met Rob Moore or even known who he was really John Lee, people like this, that are in there. And then also badass boss. I mean, I've been in rooms where people have just blown my mind to pieces, and just listening. And you know, what you're talking about is so you were seeking to understand, which is really a design thinking principle. So for listeners that aren't familiar with that whole process, but you really seek to understand what the experience is about and what customers are actually having in that experience. And it really is incredible now. So is that a place where you have been able to get some new clients from there? For example. Ram Castillo 07:58 Absolutely. So I'll swing the needle to this point, Patti, just to contextualize all this, the reality is that every one of us has a brand, we already have a brand that exists and how I define brand. And personal branding in particular is what people attach meaning to. It's your personality, your credibility, your reputation. And the thing that I love about Clubhouse is that you're able to close that gap of saying what you do and doing what you say. And in a world where trust is becoming harder and harder to build and trust is getting harder and harder to come by. Yes, Patti Dobrowolski 08:36 it's being eroded all the time, you know, any belief that there's good out there, you know, you have to really watch out. Right, Ram Castillo 08:43 Right. So like, you know, prior to Clubhouse, which is a social audio app, we've had on an immense amount of Instagram dominance, so to speak, where we're able to get to know this person that we follow that, you know, we might maybe aspire to, or we learn from or just simply are entertained by, but at the heart of it, where we weren't really able to dive deep into like this storytelling one on one and throw questions back at the person so easily. And, you know, having Clubhouse I've found that we're able to get to this important thing, which is the personal branding piece, that space that you occupy in the hearts and minds of people, your audience, relative to your competitors. And so when we're able to understand the space with which we have established some equity, and we can grow that equity, it can really help your business, your career progression, the future you want to design because until you're able to really pinpoint, you know, what is it that you're known for? What is it that you can build a found that to be liked enough to be trusted, then no matter if you're doing business or just building relationships, you don't have a compass. And so it's important to find, in my opinion, yeah, what is the thing that you're able to leverage and build equity with? And then strategically partner and pay the right people to help you get there? Patti Dobrowolski 10:27 Yes, yes, I love this, because it really does start with you. And when you can get a platform of some kind, I mean, that's what I tell people, you know, the only way that I ever became such a well known speaker was because I gave a TED talk. I totally nailed it. And it wasn't even on that platform where it blew up, it was on a bootleg platform, five years later, where somebody said it was the best of whatever, whatever year it was, and then 6 million people, right. And to me, that's the power of Clubhouse in one moment, you can say something that someone will hear, or you can do something. And this reminds me to of clubhouses. It really is about giving away what you know, to people, and then really giving it away. Like I give away sessions to people that I think, you know, if you just did a session with me for two hours, I think it would explode your business. And so I'm willing to do that, because I'm in a place where I've created the client base, such that I can give some things away. And I've also met some amazing clients there. And part of that I think you're talking about so you understand your brand and who you are, that builds then this line of trust, or this bridge of trust to a potential customer or even a person that's going to be your friend, right? And then you get to reap the benefit of meeting them. Ram Castillo 12:03 Yeah. And what we're really talking about here as well. And this is why I love you, Patti, and your podcast title especially, is because if you don't have the overlap, and this is one framework that I have created to find your competitive advantage. It's so simple. But it's two circles on a page overlapping over each other these circles on the left, it has the word appealing question mark. So what's appealing? Yes. And on the right, it's exclusive. Question mark. So what's exclusive, and until you find something appealing and exclusive enough, then you don't have a competitive advantage. Oh, my gosh, to have a competitive advantage. Otherwise, you can't compete in a market that's either being serviced, well, how are you going to compete? And this is why creativity is such an important differentiator. Patti Dobrowolski 12:53 And this creative genius part, right? That's what you're talking about. You're talking about its creativity, but it's also accessing your creative genius. And that is accessible to anybody. And that is, you know, the myth is that some people are creative. Rahm is creative, Patti's creative, but I'm not. And that's a myth. Because we're all born with our imagination. Ram Castillo 13:18 And here's the kicker to all of this, Patti, when I buy you or choose to follow you, wherever you're leading me? Yes, I'm subconsciously asking, What does that make me. So when I buy things, when I buy a Tesla, right, out of all the vehicles that I can buy to move me as a physical human, from A to B to C, I can buy any transportation vehicle, but I choose Tesla, because in the back of my mind, whether you admit it or not the person that has bought it also is pro tech, wants to make a statement that they are a supporter of other energy resource, in this case, something a bit more sustainable, like electricity, and is also wanting to have that title of I'm an innovative person. Yes. So when I buy you, I'm always asking, What does that make me because you're an extension of my worldview? Patti Dobrowolski 14:20 Yes. So when you think about that, like, to me, this is like how the universe works, right? When we think about that, we're a big energy field out there. And you think about all of the little sparks of light that are all of us. The way that you spark your spark and magnetize people who are like you is by being your true and authentic self, and finding what it is that you offer that nobody else offers. And that's really, all it takes for you to build your brand is you have to know that and then you have to help people in some way. Just add the help element Which that for you seems like a big piece of it. Like I watched a bunch of your talks, you know, and you're so generous in how you are onstage. You really are a great speaker. And you're funny, and people just love coming up to you. You can just feel it right. It's great. And it's powerful. But what is it that you feel in your world that you're here to do? What are you here to do? What's your purpose right now? Ram Castillo 15:27 So my why has always been in currently still serves me well as leading with generosity and following with care. And the reason why I say that Patti is because when I asked this definition of what my version of success is, I still arrive at this answer, which is Success to me is how well I go to sleep at night. Because I've had a little, and I've had a lot, and I'll loot this into some tangibility. But I've had a little and I've had a lot, I've had everything in between. You know, granted, I'm Filipino immigrant. My mom is one of five. Her dad wasn't really ever around her mom, my grandmother had to have a little corner store and then have a sewing machine just to raise five kids, my dad's one of 11. Now, his father passed away when he was only three. So he grew up without a father of majority his life. And then his mom passed away when he was at uni. And he graduated marine transportation, mechanical engineering, just to get out as with Filipinos back back in the day, especially get to Australia. And those two degrees at a top university were not recognized, of course. And so he raises three kids, I'm in the middle. And I have this worldview of going hmm, I could have lived that life, a life where they only had a tablespoon of peanut butter and a bit of bread to share. For the day. Often, my mum got so thirsty that she, at six years old job in the cupboard, swallowed a bottle of soy sauce, and now she's traumatized. She didn't know soy sauce, you know. So there are these things here and in place, where we go back now to your original question, you know, about what is my big why, what is my purpose? What is the thing for me? I didn't know it would look like going on two global speaking tours. Yeah, you know, writing two books, starting top ranking podcasts. And connecting with so many people I didn't know would look like that. Because I didn't Patti Dobrowolski 17:24 have well, you didn't have that view of what was possible, really Ram Castillo 17:29 100%. But at the heart of it, I knew that -- and this might not be the intrinsic motivation of most people. I don't know, I can only speak for myself. But deep down, I knew that I felt joy and at peace. And I recently did a talk about two talks, one was called "Don't aim to make a million dollars, aim to help a million people". And that the irony is the money will come. The other talk I did recently, which lands this point around what we're talking about here is that being wealthy doesn't necessarily mean being rich, that being wealthy is about overcoming obstacles, and they're the treasures that you get, you get another coin of resilience, you get another coin of humility, you get another coin of persistence, you get another coin of work ethic and respect and whatever it is that you gain. So Patti Dobrowolski 18:29 and love, and trust Ram Castillo 18:32 Yes. 100%. So for me, it's not it's less about going. I'm all about goals as well, I think, Patti Dobrowolski 18:39 of course, of course, because you're really you're all about making good decisions, good business decisions that are good for your business in the long run. Right. So yeah, so but I love it, you're talking about the journey, and the collection of the coins that you get that the challenges that you face, right or that your parents face, or my parents or grandparents face the you know, my grandmother was an immigrant my father was poor growing up in Chicago, both my mother and father's parents, you know, fathers died when they were seven. That was interesting to experience for them. And then for me to go become a therapist and then have to interview them about that and think about, oh, what was the transmission of Pathology at age seven for me right when they were, but I think that this collection of coins is underrated. It's underrated by most people because they see coin and wealth as how much you have in your bank account or what your capacity is. But it is in the moments where you're truly yourself up against the hardest things and that you pushing through it like you did and that the genetic encoding in your genes your family. They did that I think This forward into a future that we desire more than money, and more than fame, and more than all those things. So I love that you're saying this now, you must have hit some really big challenges in your career and in your life, what kinds of things did you have to come up against in yourself? You came from that kind of a background. So you know, that can make for a very small voice in a room full of very loud people sometimes, right? Ram Castillo 20:32 Absolutely. So few key obstacles that have really shaped how I have gone about life. In primary school, I was bullied quite badly, I had my arm broken three times and got 16 stitches. before the age of 11. I was the shortest kid in school. Never the most athletic, never the most wealthy. As I said, in terms of financial wealth, I was never the most intelligent, I was always. So very, very average. And all below, I was only great at art, funnily enough. And I remember my mum cooking spaghetti in our small apartment. I was about four years old, I would collect empty tissue boxes, toilet paper rolls, and I'd make stuff we obviously didn't have devices back then. And she said, What do you want to be when you grow up? And then I go out, and I'm, I just want to make stuff. Yeah. And then she put her hand on my shoulder, and she's still cooking. She said, Well, remember whatever you want to be, make sure you dream big. Make sure you dream much, much bigger. So although I had these obstacles, she gave me permission to just go for it. You know, there's no, I love that TED Talk by Ken Robinson. And yes, bit in his mother passed away at age 70. Last year, of course. But there was this one bit where he said that there was a girl, she was six years old. She was always very unattentive. She didn't have concentration. One time she did in drawing class and the teacher came up said, Hey, what are you drawing? And she said, I'm drawing a picture of God. And then the teacher said, wow, that's not possible. No one knows what God looks like. And then the child said, well they will in a minute? Yeah, exactly. And the point was that they weren't afraid to try as children, we weren't frightened to try to just give it a go. And so my mum instilled that in me at a young age. So despite the obstacles, and I wasn't a formally trained writer, I was able to write two books, even in my first book, when I went to 20 different publishers, and sponsors, and I tried to get funding for something. And then eventually, I was like, well work another job and self fund it yourself. Yes. Yeah. Get it out. Exactly. I did that. And American Institute of Design in the States were like, wow, you know, you're doing great things. Why don't we host you we've got 72 chapters will host your first speaking tour. In front of crowds before, I'd never done that. I just throw myself to plant many seeds, not knowing which will blossom. But sometimes it's a numbers game to Patti, I get people in finishing university and college. And then they're like, man, it's been four months. I haven't gotten a job. I've finished my degree. And I was like, how many emails have you sent out? How many people have you reached out to how many messages have they like, all like, I sent out like, 15 emails? I'm like 15 emails? I, like I said, 300 emails in the first week. And I was actually in the mailroom. Patti Dobrowolski 23:25 Yeah, exactly. I was thinking, you know, one of my first interviews was Jonathan Javier. And he tells people what he did on LinkedIn, you know, he would send out hundreds of emails and notes to people in LinkedIn every week, until he was able to get the connections that he did. And then he posts these pictures from where, and he just is amazing, right, but it takes this grit and courage and persistence. You know, I think probably I wanted to be a keynote speaker long before I mean, I never dreamed I would be on Broadway, I never dreamed that I would be a keynote speaker for, you know, on a stage of 4000 people that just, you know, the thought that that would be part of my reality. I didn't even know. Future Me was way ahead of me. And I was way back in the past in this limited sphere of can somebody call me right now. And then I'll just go and do it for a couple $100. You know, but this is where you start. And then you learned through doing and working and doing, I don't know about you, but I'm all about 500%. If I can do give you 500% of what you've asked for, then you kind of want to have me back, no doubt, or you're going to say something about that to somebody else. And I think there's something about you know, really and I think this is true for you like when I look at all the big brands that you've worked with. You know, you started out in advertising and we know what a grind that is that is a grind, right? And then you've gotten to this place now where you're ready expert in brand and so many other things. So what other things? Are you fascinated by now? And what are you looking for in your own career and also out there in the horizon to see if you can't tap into it? Ram Castillo 25:14 So here's the thing, everything that we've spoken about here, Patti, has kind of tied back to that theme about creativity, and wealth and designing the future that you want. It is only as successful as how many internal treasures that were looking to acquire, and to turn that into external change. And so we need to Patti Dobrowolski 25:42 say more about that, get that unpack that for people. So you're saying something very deep there. I want everybody who's listening to get this, the internal treasures to impact transforming Ram Castillo 25:53 that. Yeah. And turning that into impact. External change is one of that version, right? Acquiring internal treasures for external change. Because we need to look at back to the coin analogy. Yes, we need to look at that as a point of difference. We need to look at what's creativity, creativity, is putting something that's different and new. And something that requires new means that we need to look at testing, exploring, trying stuff. Yep. And you get this weird, strange, but interesting combination. And that's you. Yeah, that's, you know, one's walked your steps. Yeah, was grown up the same with the same parents mixed with this education mixed with this life experience. ABCD? Yeah, it's a combination that's unique to you. There's already Anthony Robbins, and Oprah Winfrey Brene. Brown and Marie Forleo, or Gary Vaynerchuk. There's already so many Yes, them, but we don't have one of you. Right. And this is what happens. It's not just about believing for belief sake. And so now, I look at it as being very popular to a few, right in whatever you're doing means accepting that we're going to be very unpopular to the other end. And we're going to be very neutral to the majority. And this is why I think people are not pursuing the fullness of their gifts, and then going down the truth. The rabbit hole is because they're trying to please everyone. Yes. Patti Dobrowolski 27:41 Oh, my gosh, this is a best marketing tip you could give to anybody. Right now, this is it. Because there are people that will throw shade, and you can't please them, no matter what you do, it's not going to happen. And then there are people who don't really care. They're living their life, just on this flatline way, no harm, no foul. But then there are a few people who are really expansive, and they're expanding what they're doing into places that they are afraid and maybe scared, and they're not sure what to do. But they know they're excited, and they're passionate about life. And they understand that life is about experience. It's not just about product, but it's about experience. Right? Ram Castillo 28:30 I'm going to give you one really interesting example. Real quick story. We're in the pandemic. Of course, we're still in that. I used to go to the gym a lot. I switched to an outdoor sport that I've never tried called tennis. Okay, I'm in my mid Patti Dobrowolski 28:45 year, I was gonna say you're not gonna say pickleball Are you? That's gonna scare me. Okay, good. tennis. Ram Castillo 28:52 Tennis, right. And so I'm in Sydney and we got lost on a lot of tennis courts, right, a big tennis community here, but I'm new. Definitely. I sign up mid last year. So in June, July 2020. I pick up a racket for the first time in my mid 30s. Okay, so I'm learning tennis. I started documenting videos, I posted some YouTube videos, this and that. This coach here in Sydney that finds these videos. He's got a Spanish accent. He ends up DMing me and he goes, Wow, I saw your test videos. I'd love to learn about entrepreneurship and design and digital media, the whole thing. I go, Well, I'm learning tennis. Why don't we do a value exchange? You teach me I'll teach you : happy days. So we start teaching each other. He's teaching the tennis and then after the tennis lesson and by the way he grew up with Rafael Nadal. The whole thing is just amazing. Yeah. So this is what I said about putting yourself out there. Now I've talked about one crazy seed planting activity. Yeah, I said all this stuff. I'm teaching about business and entrepreneurship, we should apply it to something so that it lands so that it's not just theory. So let's start a little side hustle just as a project. And let's do it because I'm down. I said, his name's Andy, I go, Where is an opportunity in the marketplace? I've got insights, being not in the tennis world that might be valuable. And you have insights, being in tennis world for, you know, over, like 25 years. Yes. And then what we came to arrive at going back to the design thinking, which is about empathy. First, it's about defining the problem that needs to be solved prioritizing that, then it's moving into ideating, prototyping, testing, and then deploying that in the market. So I said to, you know what? To learn tennis as an adult, you've only got two options. One hour private lesson, yes, one hour group, which is only about four people. So, right. There's nothing really like three hours, bootcamp style. Go, there's summer camps, but they're for kids, and they're like, a week or two weeks. Okay, let's try that. Three hour boot camps for beginner adults. We posted it on Eventbrite. Patti Dobrowolski 31:06 I'm sure that you sold out in a second. Ram Castillo 31:10 Sold out 24 hours, but 100 bucks a ticket. 10 people, Max. And so that will uh huh. Let's post another date up and see if that posted another one sold out with another 24 hours. Like, huh. I wonder what else? Let's do a serving specific one posted that that sold out long and the short of it for started, just as an idea is now a fully fledged business. Right? And this is what I'm saying? I'm not even from the tennis world. Exactly. I've not been introduced to tennis as a child. Right? Right. New to this Yes. And yet, I was able, talking about creativity, talking about mixing and matching a combination that is going to be equity in that idea. I love Patti Dobrowolski 31:58 that. And the other piece that you added to this was a value exchange, which I think this is often underrated. People don't realize how easy you know, that's how I met Pete Cohen. value exchange, I came and gave a talk. And then we went and work together, we did all this stuff in Europe, and then you know, just all the time, this value exchange exists out there for you as a possibility. Anytime that you put yourself out there because you did this first. You thought okay, I think I'll document this. Because why not? It seems crazy enough to do right. So you posted it on Instagram or Tiktok? Or whatever you did you like struggling with the racquet and the staff and then getting some stuff down. And then this person sees you because he watched all the videos right of you doing it? Where'd you put it on YouTube? Must have been on Ram Castillo 32:55 my Instagram. Yeah. And so they're documenting my learning journey. That's right. Patti Dobrowolski 33:00 And that's what we're hungry for? Is people learning, being vulnerable, and starting out Because all of us a) we want to learn something new, b) most of us are afraid to try. Because we think oh, I don't know, could I be any good in that, but I've always wanted to. And then somebody comes along and post something where they're doing the thing. And we think, Hey, that guy can do it. And he's really short. I think I could do it too. Right. All right. Yeah. So that's fantastic. I love that and then Ram Castillo 33:33 That's right. Absolutely. And just thought that Patti, what we're really talking about here as well is around, going back to that point about when I buy or follow or am connected to you as a fan, or whatever, customizers, you know, I can see myself in you. And there's a really important piece here, which is, I can trust you enough to go where you're taking me, trust is only possible with safety. Now, if I'm being vulnerable, and I am saying I'm learning and I'm showing you my mistakes, documenting it, I feel safe. And when I feel safe, the only way I can get that is if there's familiarity. And the only way that there's familiarity, is with consistency. And the only way that there's consistency is with repetition. So repetition, showing up, even when you don't see results straightaway, will lead to consistency. So I'll go back the other way. Repetition, consistency, familiarity, safety, trust. Patti Dobrowolski 34:32 That's right. And all of that equals success over time. You know, people they'll say to you, you know, like the person that said, you know, I've spent four months or three months since I graduated and I haven't gotten a job. How many emails did you send out? Well, 10 a week and you're like the Yeah, okay, get real and get into the present moment because we're talking about 7 billion people online right now. So you are just invisible. In that until you make yourself visible, and how do you do that? You do that through repetition and consistency, and then vulnerability, and then over that, that builds trust. And I'm using my own words here, but this is what we're talking about. That's the bridge to someone else. And that bridge becomes friendship, it becomes client relationship, it becomes value exchange, it becomes love, it becomes network expansion, all of that. But part of that is about you risking, you have to take a risk, and put yourself out there, this is how you create change in your life, is what you're talking about, is that you get an idea. And you could shelve that idea. And you could ask people, if you should do that idea, which often will bring shade on your idea, and then you don't want to do it. Or you can go out and you can find people that want to try an idea or want to expand something. And then there you go. Ram Castillo 36:07 And one of the things that I often suggest to people, Patti, because we're talking about not just you know, throwing spaghetti on the wall and seeing what sticks for no Rattray, right. What we're really also talking about is designing the future that you desire, and tapping into your creative genius. And what might that be sure there's a bit of there's there needs to be experimentation to all this. But there's also that bigger question, which is, and full of you listening, I suggest you finish this sentence, and really write it down. Don't let it live in your head. But my vision for a better world is one with more designers, entrepreneurs, and problem solvers. Because that is what the world needs. So now how it lives, I'm not so tied to if I have to go on and explore this speaking thing, or this writing thing, or this podcasting thing, or this YouTube documenting thing? Yeah, it's less about that. I'm willing to try those things. If they meet the vision, the purpose, because if the purpose isn't there, then the product doesn't matter. That's right, Patti Dobrowolski 37:14 if the purpose is for you to make a million dollars, it's not the same as if the purpose is to expand and move women into technology, or to show people all around the world that if you draw a picture of your vision, that you can take action on it, you can increase your chances by 42%. These are the things that will drive you that you can help people with. And the helping other people is the expensive element. It is to me the creative genius equation, right? The equation is around imagination and intuition and desire and drive. But it leads you to outcome to the infinite power, then outcome to the infinite power is I live and I serve the universe. And what I do is to live my biggest self and serve at the highest level, right? And that's what you're doing right now, which to me is so amazing. You're pulling together these people into your podcasts. And also I'm sure that you know, I see the photos of you in design sessions with people to design and develop new ideas and expand them. And I just love that because we are creating a new world every second. And you really are. What is it that fascinate you right now? What are you fascinated with? That's happening out there that you're looking at? And you go, Huh, that's interesting. I kind of like that, or is it this value exchange? What is it? Ram Castillo 38:46 So the first thing that comes to mind that fascinates me right now is how low the bar is for convenience. Let me contextualize this. It's so easy to be inconvenienced now. Yeah. Okay. So, I myself, I had to fill up the petrol my car, and there was one car in front of me, and I rarely drive but I've gone for a long drive the other day, and there was one car in front of me, and then I started to feel impatient. Yes. I also realized that because we were locked down in Sydney for good for Patti Dobrowolski 39:21 oh, yeah, you couldn't even you know, people had to be in a place for a month before you were actually able to go home if you flew in the country. Yes. Ram Castillo 39:28 Yeah. So we had like four months of lockdown we had one hour was the max that you're allowed to go outside and only for specific things. If there's cops all around who get like $5,000 fines, those curfew, the whole thing. So I didn't even have to leave my couch. Technically, I could order my groceries and I actually enjoyed going to the groceries, you know, and now I'm comfortable enough. I don't even need to, like do any kind of like it's convenience. Yes, it's so low now. Yeah, so it's easy to be inconvenient. So I'm fascinated by the lack of voluntary delayed gratification, Patti Dobrowolski 40:05 yes. O.M.G. Wait. The lack of involuntary gratification, right of that waiting. Nobody wants to wait anymore for anything. You don't want to wait for the lack of voluntary, voluntary. Yes, sorry. Ram Castillo 40:24 Like for example, if I'm, you know, uncomfortable, and I'm agitated, it's like, that means there's no consequence Patti. Yeah. You see, it's like, if I can't get this right now, then I'll blow I climate a blow behave this way. Patti Dobrowolski 40:42 Yeah, exactly. I'll just blow up. Hey, I live in Texas. I know all about that. Right? Yes. So you can see that everywhere. But it's everywhere. It's pervasive in, you know, if I can't get what I want right now, I'll just turn on Netflix. And then if I can't get the internet, then I'll find something else. And I'll do this and that. And I'm just filling up all the space that was in waiting in that silence. And that patience in that beautiful quietness, has somehow just evaporated? Ram Castillo 41:14 Well, here's the kicker, all this. It's not just that. I'm fascinated by it. I want listeners to understand that because the bar is so low, it's so easy to be inconvenienced. That's why there's so few great people now in the world, that you can be great. Now is the time. Yeah, my point is, start the thing. Yes. write that book. Finally, you know, launch that podcast, business, meet that person, send that email. Yeah, make that phone call. Now, you might think it's more difficult. Patti Dobrowolski 41:53 But now is the opening. Now's the opening, now's the time, you better step in, now is the time for you to step in. So you have shared so many like jewels, I'm going to go back and listen to this over and over again, for myself. And listeners, I hope you will too. Because we are talking about just really simple processes for you to get out and get your brand solidified, so that you can be known and trusted. And then you can make money doing what it is that you love, which is I know what people want, right? And this piece that Rahm is saying right now, he's saying, Listen, you got to go and do this. Now. Don't wait, because the bar is really low. And so everybody is easily inconvenienced to step on in there. Because you're going to be able to solve somebody's problem right away, right away, because the problems are really simple. Now. They're really simple. So tell me, you know, from your perspective, you gave a lot of tips, but tell me, so let's say somebody's sitting listening, and they're thinking, Oh, I don't know, you know, can I go out and do? What would you say to them about this? You said this about the now but what steps do you think that they might consider as they go out? You mentioned a few buttons, say them again, if you would? Ram Castillo 43:22 Well, I'll give you one framework that I designed for decision making, specifically, because I consider myself a decision making business coach specializing in rapid decision making specifically. And I've created a framework that everyone can use, and they can check out my website, if they want the diagram, or my Instagram. Patti Dobrowolski 43:41 It's all there. And it'll be in the show notes too. So look down there. Absolutely. And Ram Castillo 43:46 take this, you know, this framework, which I which I've coined the lightning bolt method, it's a rapid decision making framework. So it's helped me with both micro and macro decision making from deciding what to cook to dinner for dinner or to business I'd now allow meals today. future transport experiences as well. Right. I actually desired stage one of what the next 10 years of New South Wales trains look like. And so Patti Dobrowolski 44:11 as a three pints house, Okay, I'm ready. Ram Castillo 44:14 Yes. So you start here, interrogate your objectives. Patti Dobrowolski 44:17 Okay, first, interrogate your objectives. Alright, Ram Castillo 44:21 got her got your objectives, and I'll expand in a little bit, but we've got these three main buckets, interrogate your objectives. Number two is curate your criteria. Yes. And number three is dismantle obstacles. Okay. So the interrogate objectives is, you know, we're not in a shortage of having an objective a goal, a dream, we want many things. Patti Dobrowolski 44:49 No, it's not. It's not. Yes. Ram Castillo 44:52 I think the issue is that we don't interrogate it. We identify so many. That that's part The problem first of all, so we need to interrogate which objectives are going to be really meaningful for you. Yes, and interrogate them. I define interrogate objectives as this. What is the minimum viable intention? The minimum viable intention? So I want what to happen. Yes. So start there, like I said to you, my intention was to help, actually about the beginning, it was just to help designers get a job, right. So now I'm not tied to if it turns into a speaking, engagement, or you're Patti Dobrowolski 45:39 teaching online or you're doing whatever, right exactly book Ram Castillo 45:43 audio paperback, what podcast whatever, right, exactly. So interrogate it, interrogate the objective, don't just identify it, interrogate it down to the minimum viable intention, just Yes. The Patti Dobrowolski 45:56 minimum viable intention. So the simplest, simplest, right, simplest, clearest since we're talking about specific and clear, thank you. Ram Castillo 46:07 Correct. That's why the second is curate criteria, which is being brutally honest with your non negotiables. That's it. So with the criteria, the problem that I've often found is that or a sometimes there's not even a criteria, but there's there's so many maybes or I want it to be like this. No, no, non negotiables. You want to take that job? What are your non negotiables? You got a newborn, you need to clock off five, that's a non negotiable. You can't work weekends that are non negotiable, that you've got a certain limitation or comfort around how far you're willing to travel. Specify that. Yeah, that's a non negotiable. Patti Dobrowolski 46:48 Yes, yeah. And you can see on the in the Amazon ads that are on right now, that's what they're appealing to. That's what they're appealing. Absolutely. The non negotiables, right. Ram Castillo 46:58 Absolutely. I'm advising these two founders. They're two dads with three kids each, and they both work full time. And when I said to them, alright, you've got this new startup. It's kind of like Airbnb for backyards. And they're like, we're willing to throw everything into it time, money, energy, you name it, and I go, Whoa, you have to let me just for a second. Yes. Yeah. Didn't have all the time in the world. No, yes. What's the non negotiable? They were like? Well, every night, maybe one hour, maybe max. And then on weekends, maybe like, two hours, three hours, and I go, so you don't have all the time? Money? How much you're willing to spend on it. They said collectively, like 35,000 for the first sort of milestone I go. That's not an unlimited amount of resources. It No. And energy then looked tired. Yeah. And it's like, so curate your criteria. What are your non negotiables be brutally honest. And the third bucket is dismantling obstacles, which basically just comes down to pull it apart? Yeah, here are the things stopping me from getting to that, write them all down, pull it apart and search for the source of it the root cause. Yeah, cuz, Patti, often, it's might be even internal. Patti Dobrowolski 48:13 In my mind, I was thinking like, I was thinking limiting beliefs might be limiting Ram Castillo 48:17 beliefs. But we've got to list all these things down so that we're able to pair a specific Yes, yes. Or tool to just tackle that root cause? Patti Dobrowolski 48:28 Yes. Right. Ram Castillo 48:29 And some people say to me, Ram, I'm not great at Adobe Creative Suite. Now. There's Figma. Now there's all these tools like Miro board and this and I'm like, What do you want it to do? They're like, I just need a bit of animation. Exactly. It will constantly update the technology will constantly go higher and higher. Yes. So you just learned the minimum amount? careers that look like yes, basics, intermediate level, what does that look like? See too many people get caught up, and they don't address and measure? Yes. So this hopefully will help you get unstuck lightning fast. Patti Dobrowolski 49:05 Well, and I would say that is a lightning bolt right there. Kaboom. Really, this is a very simple three step process. You can use it anytime that you're thinking about changing anything in your life in your world, or what you're going to eat for that evil. Ram Castillo 49:21 Even the other day, I was like, a doll, what are we going to eat and then so my minimum viable intention was to just cook a healthy meal, right? And something that wasn't going to take, you know, half an hour. Patti Dobrowolski 49:34 That's a parameters. Ram Castillo 49:36 So it was you know, simple protein and veggies like and you know, what was stopping me was like, okay, all these ingredients. I don't have this as well, you know, got salt and pepper. That'll do. Like, again, it's just when you go through it. The criteria was this. My wife didn't care. She was just tired. She just wanted you know something. Yeah. Patti Dobrowolski 49:56 Can you forgive me, right? I love Yes, yes, I know. My wife was that way last night she goes, can we just have eggs and then you cut some vegetables and put it in, I go, No problem. Got it. Now it's solved. Now we don't have to worry about, we don't have to think about where we're going or ordering or going to the grocery store or anything like that. It's all done. Because it's really the smallest and simplest and specific. And then we just take away the obstacle, whatever perceived obstacle there is, I love that you are so fantastic. I could talk to you all day long. I really could. And I hope I get to again, I hope that you'll come back and you'll tell me everything else that you've learned about the world. And then I can ask you about the other ventures that you started, you know, by just going to the tennis court or maybe going to the test a lot or whatever it was that you were doing your latest thing that you're just experimenting with? Because why not? Now you're not in lockdown in the same way. I don't think are you still walked down there? Not necessarily free, yay, free at last free at last. I love it. Okay, good. Well, thank you so much for everything that you poured into us. Because in this podcast, I mean it I'm serious, I'm going to listen to it over and over again, because there was so much good thinking around you and your brand. And so I thank you for being here. And everybody who's listening, please follow him. His podcast is called the giant thinker. And it's singular, right? The giant thinker and just want to say we want to get him back into number three status. So go in there, follow him. He's on Apple, Spotify, he's probably everywhere with his podcast. So just follow him on Instagram, same handle there. Also in the show notes, you can find him on Clubhouse in this room and that room, mostly around creativity. And I just can't wait to see you again. Thank you so much for being here. Ram Castillo 51:50 Thank you, Patti. Yeah, the podcast is available there for anyone. It's called giant thinkers, my handles the giant thinkers, on that on everywhere. I'd love to hear from you, you know, continue to conversation and it's just about that, you know, planting many seeds. And Patti, I am so grateful to be on your show. You're an absolute rock star, you are a beam of light. And all of us honestly, like Patti Dobrowolski 52:12 one beam to the other there. I'm just saying. So anyone who's listening in, you know, just put all of his great wisdom into your life. Try it and tested. See what parts work for you. Because this is a simple process that will just explode everything that you have thought was hard to do. You'll be able to do it. I just know you will. So to everybody that's tuning in, you know what I'm saying to you is go out there be your best self bring good things to the world because we need you now more than ever don't mess around. Get in, step into your brand. Go out kaboom the world. And until next time, up your creative genius. Thanks again. Thanks for coming on. I love you. Ram Castillo 53:01 Thanks, Patti. Big Love. Thank you so much. Patti Dobrowolski 53:06 Thanks so much for listening today. Be sure to DM me on Instagram your feedback or takeaways from today's episode on Up Your Creative Genius . Then join me next week for more rocket fuel. Remember, you are the superstar of your universe and the world needs what you have to bring. So get busy. Get out and up your creative genius. And no matter where you are in the universe, here's some big love from yours truly Patti Dobrowolski and the Up Your Creative Genius Podcast. That's a wrap.
Most of us take for granted that quiet arises from shutting off the outside noise in our lives, turning off the music or the TV, going to a quiet, peaceful space free from traffic noise or busy people talking, settling down without distraction. Finding quietude is much deeper than that; it is turning away from our personal minds and the thinking and analyzing they always produce, and turning towards nothingness, towards not knowing and wondering. External activity has nothing to do with that kind of quiet; it arises from the depths of our soul and is always accessible.Support the show (https://www.psychologyhasitbackwards.com/support/)
In Episode 99 we discuss the External and Internal changes that can effect our flipping businesses. As we close out our calendar year, it is vital to assess more than just the ledger entries in our accounting paperwork. Taking an inventory of how we have performed against our goals is just the start. Randy Lee addresses the importance of recognizing all factors that may be a benefit or a detriment to the future of our ventures. In typical Randy Lee fashion, he opens "the vault" and his personal situation as an example of how successful flippers can not only measure their performance, but prepare for future success. And, as the Flipping Genius zeros in on its Centennial Episode, we announce BIG CHANGES and opportunities coming our way - AND YOUR WAY - from all the way around the globe!! Be sure to SAVE and SHARE Flipping Genius so you and the people you care about don't miss a minute! Don't miss a minute or an opportunity - visit www.FlippinGenius.com and join our groups, support our effort and make more money Flippers!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flippinggenius/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/flippinggenius/support
Once we achieve financial security, after the promotion, if we just get the manuscript published, if only we win the prize - then we'll be content, because we will have received the recognition for which we're pining. But as we hear in The Happiness Lab's The Silver Lining, when external recognition finally comes, it often leaves us hollow inside. Are we better off not trying? Joining host Leon Wiener Dow for The Context segment is Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback, Senior Rabbi at Stephen S. Wise Temple in Los Angeles and for The Hypertext segment is Sheri Geller, Co-Director of College Counseling at Gann Academy in Boston.Click here for Leon and Joel's extended study session.Click here to view the source sheet for this episode. Click here to visit the episode page on our website.Click here to learn more about the work of Kolot alumna Anat Nehemia-Lavi.
Joining us is Best-Selling Author & Founder of Thought Leader Academy, Sara Connell. She helps coaches, writers, and entrepreneurs become successful published authors and TedX in-demand speakers. She's not just here to share her story but she wants to share yours too. You are unique and you are not an imposter, there are beliefs that are holding you back that are not yours to carry anymore. In this episode, we discuss: External validation comes with a loud inner critic Creativity is a powerful force that we don't realize Sarah's history of trauma in her life The work Sarah did to heal from her eating disorder and sexual trauma Identifying our repressed memories of childhood sexual trauma Sarah's process of meditation ‘Meditate or Medicate' The Thought Leader Academy: the purpose and what to expect The fear of passing down generational trauma Having fun is underrated Work with Jennifer Get 25% Off a Private Coaching Session with me Sign-up for the Newsletter and stay up to date on my latest workshops, services, and speaking events. Become a Member & Support the Illuminated Podcast on Patreon FREE 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs from Athletic Greens when you use My exclusive offer: AthleticGreens.com/Illuminated Work with Sara Take Your Next Step: Free Instant Training Programs Sara is offering: Thought Leader Academy & Strategy Session About Sara Connell Ata young age her dream of being a writer was shut down when a teacher told her she wasn't good enough. Fast forward to 17 years ago when a book saved her life. Sara in between flights after a long day of traveling, in the airport book store, picks up a book that she absolutely finds herself in. Reads it endlessly & tirelessly, wakes up and makes a vow to herself. She left the abusive job, sought the help she needed to regain physically and emotionally. Resources From This Episode: Connell, Sara. 21 Ways to Double Your Productivity, Improve Your Craft & Get Published!: A Field Guide for Writers Connell, Sara. Bringing in Finn: An Extraordinary Surrogacy Story Bullitt-Jonas, Margaret. Holy Hunger: A Woman's Journey from Food Addiction to Spiritual Fulfillment Connect with Jennifer Website Patreon YouTube Facebook Instagram Connect with Sara Website Facebook Instagram Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join host Dr. Paul Whiting as he chats with paper author Dr. Abigail Cortez about the results of a randomized clinical trial comparing IM Nailing to External Fixation in management of open tibial fractures. This paper was presented at the OTA 2021 Annual Meeting. For additional educational resources visit https://ota.org/
This week Mel and Kellie talk about their ways and asked each other if theirs has changed? Everyone has a reason to get weight loss surgery and they wanted to know if they looked back at their past, would it change? And after talking about it, they found out it does. So tune in and see what their WHY's are as of TODAY!! Discount Codes: @procarenow OSLP @devotionnutrition OSLP @obvi OSLP15 @builtbar OSLP @middaysquares OSLP15 @flexpromeals OSLP @mybaribox OSLP @hidratespark OSLP @drinktrimino OSLP15 ✨Check out our Patreon ✨ If you're enjoying Our Sleeved Life Podcast consider supporting US on Patreon! We have a few tiers to choose from, it includes getting you an ad-free version of the podcast each week, and there is even a support group you can join! Thanks for showing your support and helping us keep the podcast running each week! Go listen to the PODCAST to hear our life experiences and the interviews with the experts about Weight Loss Surgery! We are available on all Platforms you get your podcast!
An enhanced podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 811. Apple expecting 2022 iPhone bounce. M1 helps Mac growth in enterprise. Apple invested $275 million in China. Apple TV+ picks up Theranos biopic. macOS 12.1 RC brings SharePlay. Apple plans for next headset. More on next Apple products. Apps not linking to alternative payment options. Yet. Feel the classical music. A more open HomeKit. Apple VR events. External recovery on an M1 Mac. M1 doesn't do Windows. Thing of the Moment: Daylite Special thanks to our sponsors: Zocdoc Overland Notion Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3
James and Jennifer Crumbley, are the parents of alleged shooter Ethan Crumbley. Ethan shot and killed 4 of his fellow students and injured several more at his high school in Michigan with a semi-automatic weapon his parents bought him as an early Christmas present. Ethan carried it to school in his backpack. Both he and his parents have pled not guilty. They also claim they didn't flee arrest even though they took out $4,000 from an ATM, fled their home and hid in an art warehouse miles from their home in Michigan; missing their arraignment. Their lawyers, of course, say it is all a misunderstanding. Katrina and her guest (borderline co-host), Prosecutor Richard Gregorie, take a look at all the evidence. Follow the show: Instagram: primetimecrime_ Twitter: primetimecrime_ External clip from (https://abc7.com/amp/oxford-school-shooting-michigan-shooter-ethan-crumbley/11296940/) Host: Katrina Daniel Produced: Carmen Lucas Edited: Wyatt Peake In association with legalvideoconcepts.com
What are your Inspirational Proverbs?? Motivational Series Part 4 Inspiration vs. Motivation - What's the Difference?Defining Inspiration vs. Motivation - Long term vs. Short term, Macro vs. Micro, Internal vs. External, etc...Challenge and Homework - FIND YOUR INSPIRATION PROVERB Part 1: Identify quotes, sayings, riddles, from people that help raised you. Common sayings that influenced you from people from your village, sayings from your ROOTS and CULTURE. Don't go search for quotes on the internet, or books or songs, or movies. REFLECT, REMEMBER, REWIND, and DIG through your history. Think of things that have stuck with you over the years. PART 2: Tie these INSPIRATIONAL PROVERBS to your 5 Realms: (Financial, Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Mental ) to keep you motivated towards your Day to Day motivational goals and your ORIGIN STORY aka your WHY your INSPIRATION. Feel free to Share your INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES with us @email@example.com Thank you for joining us and identify those INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES!
This week's podcast is about the external view and the importance of base rates. Berkshire-invested Kroger supermarkets is a good example of a company that can really be viewed externally.You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts.Here is my new book:Moats and Marathons (Part 1): How to Build and Measure Competitive Advantage in Digital Businesses Kindle EditionCommon metrics for base rates:Sales growthGross profitability (gross profits / assets)Operating leverage. Change in operating profits relative to change in sales.Operating profit marginEarnings growthCFROIHere is the McKinsey book Beyond the Hockey Stick.———Related articles:What Ant Financial Tells Us About the Future of Square. Plus, Why The External View Is So Hard in Digital. (Jeff's Asia Tech Class – Podcast 61)From the Concept Library, concepts for this article are:External vs. Internal ViewRegression to the Mean (average / base rates, rate of regression)From the Company Library, companies for this article are:Kroger---------—-I write and speak about digital competition and China / Asia's leading tech companies.I also run Asia Tech Strategy, a podcast and subscription newsletter on the strategies of China / Asia tech companies.This content (articles, podcasts, website info) is not investment advice. The information and opinions from me and any guests may be incorrect. The numbers and information may be wrong. The views expressed may no longer be relevant or accurate. Investing is risky. Do your own research.Support the show (https://jefftowson.com)
Your nice hosts (Ellen, mainly) conduct a double-interview, with a consummate professional and a committed amateur, on the subject of game design though the lens of tabletop game mastering. Subjects include the dynamic between system design and session design, the balance between planning and improvisation, and how players can be encouraged to participate in the process. Designing like a Dungeon Master Game Design Narrative Tabletop Alternity - Sasquatch Game Studio MDA: A Formal Approach to Game Design and Game Research - Robin Hunicke, Marc LeBlanc, Robert Zubek, Northwestern University Dread, a game of horror and suspense - The Impossible Dream Thousand Year Old Vampire - Tim Hutchings Robin's Laws of Good Game Mastering - Robin D. Laws Unpossible Game Labs Con of the North Katrina imagined a future with "Westworld as a video game," which coincidentally was a topic in one of our first episodes: "It's against the law to stop." Katrina Ostrander Guest An editor for over a dozen media tie-in novellas spanning multiple genres, and the Creative Director of Story and Setting for Fantasy Flight Games, where she oversees the internal and licensed development of the studio's proprietary IPs. Besides her work as an editor of tie-in fiction and developer of IPs, Katrina has written for or developed over a dozen roleplaying game products, including adventures, supplements, and core rulebooks. External link Website Twitter The Great Clans of Rokugan: Ice and Snow Descent: Legends of the Dark Jon Kiehne Guest A "committed amateur" of tabletop role playing games, Jon is a longtime Dungeon Master who created a wholly unique campaign setting for his regular group (including your nice host Ellen) which he has been running for over six years.
This podcast episode is a throwback to one of Bryan's first podcasts about small businesses. Cesar Abeid, former VP of construction camera company Remontech, joined this podcast to discuss the basics of project management and a book that can help you step into that side of the business. Project management is a framework or set of tools to turn an idea into reality. Projects have a beginning and end to create something new, and project management is how we get from the beginning to the end while factoring in schedules and a budget. In essence, project management is a system. Effective project management requires a business to create processes and procedures for its services. For example, Remontech needs to plan the actual camera installation, but the company also has a bunch of internal processes to set up servers for recording. The key to project management is to remember what must be done and assign tasks to people as needed. One of the issues Cesar saw with project management books was the dryness and corporate nature of their language. As a project manager, Cesar used stories from his life to make his book more relatable and accessible to small business owners. Cesar and Bryan also discuss: Contractor-client communication External vs. internal processes Cesar's book: Project Management for You Cesar's preferred leisure activities Wasting time or learning? Purchase Cesar's book or learn more at https://pmforthemasses.com/product/project-management-for-you-bundle-1/. If you have an iPhone, subscribe to the podcast HERE, and if you have an Android phone, subscribe HERE. Check out our handy calculators HERE. Check out information on the 2022 HVACR Training Symposium at https://hvacrschool.com/symposium/.
Caine asks: I recently realized that I am conflict avoidant, and I find it difficult to put my characters through the wringer. If story is conflict, what's a conflict avoidant writer to do? Resources Mentioned The A Team Magnum P.I. Quantum Leap JAG NCIS The post Questions 982: Internal vs. External Conflict appeared first on The Every Day Novelist.
In this episode, Dr. Scott and Tommy discuss how to deal with external pressures during the holidays and how to insulate yourself from the all-too-common, year-end weight gain. Small decisions add up over time, so ensure you have a game plan before the Holiday Hullabaloo is in full swing! Looking for some encouragement? Check out the Fasting Wall of Fame! Have a question you'd like us to answer? Click here to send it to us or leave us a voicemail we can play on the show! Show Transcript: www.thefastingforlife.com/blog If you enjoy the podcast, would you please tap on the stars below and consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it helps bring you the best original content each week. We also enjoy reading them! Sign up for the Fasting For Life newsletter at www.thefastingforlife.com Join the Community on Facebook! Follow Fasting For Life: www.facebook.com/thefastingforlife www.instagram.com/thefastingforlife
When it comes to disagreement, we are in perpetual fight-or-flight mode. Rather than respond with a posture of compassion and connection, we are encouraged to "resist" others. Either we engage in fruitless arguments with people who refuse to see things our way or we retreat to our echo chambers where everyone agrees with us. But the real resistance, the kind that helps us grow, is learning to love others--especially those who disagree with us. If you're tired of seeing your real-life and online communities in turmoil and you long to be an agent of peace, understanding, and reconciliation, it's time to join a new kind of resistance movement--one that pushes us toward personal transformation. Ashley Abercrombie is on the show sharing about her book Love Is the Resistance. Join us to develop confidence to communicate and connect with others, stop avoiding necessary tension, and resolve your internal and external conflicts. This week's love offering is to be kind. “You can be in conflict and mad and still be kind.” Organization mentioned: Treasures Podcast: Why tho? Tiffany Bluhm Connect with Ashley: https://www.ashabercrombie.org
Click the link below to get my FREE Elite Perimeter Scorer Workout:https://www.visiondrivenbball.com/eliteperimeterscorer A major part of training and coaching is cueing our athletes. Coaches who are great at cueing are typically ones who are great at developing their players as well. Unfortunately, what the research says about effective cueing and what actually takes place the majority of the time are not the same thing. In this episode, I'll go through the best ways to cue your players to maximize their short term performance as well as their long term development!If you have any questions or topics that you want me to talk about on the podcast, DM me on Instagram! Emotional Intelligence Test: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/tests/personality/emotional-intelligence-testInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/visiondrivenbasketball/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1Ka1W1V_TfRSwE_luacEg?view_as=subscriberThanks for listening!
This is going to be a good episode for my male listeners and also my female listeners, so that you can have more compassion towards men (cc: Be A Lover, Not A Mother) and understand that they have struggles too. I chat about: - The stress of not being 'enough of a man' - External factors and what your partner actually deems as being 'a man' - Looking at the root of feeling not 'enough' - You saying "I want to be a better man" isn't admitting fault. It's saying that you want more for yourself, which is an attractive trait. Want more? ⇢ Read the blog version of this episode: https://monicayates.com.au/196-how-to-heal-your-stress-of-not-being-enough-of-a-man/ ⇢ The Man: https://monicayates.com.au/monica_work/the-man/ ⇢ Be a Lover, Not a Mother: https://monicayates.com.au/monica_work/be-a-lover-not-a-mother/ ⇢ BTS Bubble: https://monicayates.com.au/monica_work/monicas-bts-bubble/ ⇢ Tickets for my NYC April 2022 event are available: https://monicayates.activehosted.com/f/2 ⇢ Join Queen Alchemy: https://monicayates.com.au/monica_work/queen-alchemy/ ⇢ UNEDITED magazine: https://monicayates.com.au/unedited-magazine/
“Money Can't Buy Happiness” is an age-old adage. Some live by it and others don't believe it. It means that happiness comes from within, not from material possessions. It also means that one should look for inner peace than seek solace in external factors. Well, it's true that peace and happiness are internal. But, it's also true that you cannot live in isolation in a connected world. There are creature comforts you need, even to live. Money does play a role in your happiness. How? Listen...
After years of waiting in jail, the sex trafficking trial of former British Socialite Ghislaine Maxwell began this past week. Testimony came from Jeffrey Epstein's pilot, as well as one of the accusers who did not share her real name. Maxwell has tried to get out of prison 4 times, offering to renounce her British and French citizenship, promising not to flee the country, offering the government $27.5 million to let her out on bond, Judge Allison Nathan declined each time. McClatchey News service reporter Ben Weider is covering this trial..and he has some great insights to share with Katrina Daniel and listeners. Follow the show: Instagram: primetimecrime_ Twitter: primetimecrime_ External clip from (LINK) Host: Katrina Daniel Produced: Carmen Lucas Edited: Wyatt Peake In association with legalvideoconcepts.com
NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rich Richey continues with his two-part conversation with Rob Gray, Arizona State University Associate Professor of Human Systems Engineering, with a focus on cueing. They discuss if one, internal or external, is better than the other, is there defined value in both, when is the best time to cue, how much cuing is needed, and many more useful tips of the trade. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Become an NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. https://bit.ly/3o9qYHM
In this episode, we look into integrity as a core value. We discuss what it means to have integrity. The difference between integrity and self-integrity. How integrity is an important aspect of your yoga teaching and your self-practice. And how students often don't hold much integrity around commitments to attend a yoga class. We also discuss a solution to having more integrity. And how your community, your friends, and the culture of where you live can have a big impact on the importance you place on integrity. We even touch upon the Vedic approach to this, and how a Vata imbalance can be related to a lack of integrity. If you struggle to maintain commitments and uphold your integrity with yourself or others. Then make a commitment to listen to this full episode and follow through with it, and that will be your first step to having more integrity. ;) (00:00) Let's talk about integrity baby (00:55) The desire for integrity comes from bad experiences where integrity was missing (02:34) What does integrity mean to us? (04:00) Self-integrity is just as important as our integrity to others (05:40) Integrity to others is like trust, hard to build and easily lost (07:13) Do you have integrity in your yoga teaching? (08:57) External accountability and help can build your self-integrity (10:20) Do you always show up to a yoga class when you say you will? (11:36) Stop making commitments, say no more! (12:39) Integrity is also affected by culture, community, and who you surround yourself with. (14:07) Close community fosters integrity (16:33) Vata energy is linked to a lack of integrity (17:34) Don't say yes to everything! (18:33) Going Pro offer --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what's inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
“Am I working hard enough?” “Does this make sense as a next professional step?” “Should I be asking for more?” At various times in our lives, we all pose questions like this about next steps, choices, or knowing where we stand. Does the answer live on the outside, or on the inside, or somewhere in between? We're navigating the dance between external and internal validation this week on the Inside Job podcast. We talk about what can be answered on the outside, what must be answered from the inside, and how to know where to look for the answers to some of the biggest questions in work and life. Inside Job is brought to you by Nayla Bahri and Eric Johnson. To learn more about us and our work and to join our mailing list, visit www.insidejobthepodcast.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the ideas and resources discussed in this episode, check out our show notes. Let's connect! Instagram Facebook We'd love to hear from you.
Michael Anthony (Unbroken) is a best-selling author, speaker and coach who helps trauma survivors get out of the vortex to become the hero of their own story. Michael is an advocate for adult survivors of child abuse and has been called the “Tony Robbins of Trauma” and spends his time helping other survivors get out of The Vortex to become the hero of their own story and take their live back. Michael hosts both The Michael Unbroken and Think Unbroken Podcasts and blogs weekly at www.ThinkUnbroken.com This podcast needs to come with a warning. Michael had a horrific childhood and there will be content in here that is difficult to listen to. I also share some of my darker life moments in this episode (things I've never previously discussed online) so this was a difficult episode to press publish on personally. However, these podcasts tend to be the ones that have life changing impact for those that need it, so I've felt the fear and pressed publish anyways (raw and unedited). I hope it helps those who need it most. Here are some of the things we talked about: · Michael's horrific childhood and how to heal yourself from trauma · Removing your need for external validation. · What to do if you have toxic parents (or loved ones) · How to release trauma from your body · How trauma is stored in the body · Understanding the nervous system response after trauma · And much more Shownotes: Book Think Unbroken https://www.amazon.com/Think-Unbroken-Understanding-Overcoming-Childhood-ebook/dp/B07Z329MLT Social links https://www.instagram.com/michaelunbroken/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/MichaelUnbroken/ https://twitter.com/michaelunbroken?fbclid=IwAR0VAxD-Tf_Lg8SyzhvGusiX_hnUPeJTkQBQg0zyCK-h06UXl09ycVFgzN4 https://www.youtube.com/michaelunbroken Podcast Think Unbroken Podcast https://www.youtube.com/michaelunbroken
Preston Pysh joins me for a multi-episode conversation exploring two books: 1) The Brain by David Eagleman, and 2) The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav. Be sure to check out NYDIG, one of the most important companies in Bitcoin: https://nydig.com/GUESTPreston's twitter: https://twitter.com/PrestonPyshPreston's podcast: https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/PODCASTPodcast Website: https://whatismoneypodcast.com/Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-what-is-money-show/id1541404400Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/25LPvm8EewBGyfQQ1abIsE?si=wgVuY16XR0io4NLNo0A11A&nd=1RSS Feed: https://feeds.simplecast.com/MLdpYXYITranscript:OUTLINE00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro00:00:08 Remediating Trauma and Phobia00:05:02 The Soul: The Place Beyond Paradox00:07:22 The Dancing Wu Li Masters00:08:23 The Transition from External to Authentic Power00:11:30 Consciously Formulating Intentions00:13:02 Honoring the Freedom of Choice00:14:22 Mankind's Pursuit of Power and Desire for Dominance00:15:46 Global Monetary Coordination and Rapid Technological Progress00:23:41 The Transformation of Consciousness00:27:31 The Seen vs. The Unseen00:31:09 Money: A Symbol of External Power00:34:48 Universal Utilitarianism00:40:44 Value Creation is Born from Free Exchange00:42:16 NYDIG00:43:24 Money and Movement Towards Authentic Power00:47:32 The Polysemy of Power00:51:55 Bitcoin and Personal Transformation00:53:14 Bitcoin and Radical Responsibility00:56:49 Bitcoin is an “Unriggable” GameSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22WiM? Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatisMoneyShowLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/breedlove22/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breedlove_22/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@breedlove22?lang=enAll My Current Work: https://linktr.ee/breedlove22WRITTEN WORKMedium: https://breedlove22.medium.com/Substack: https://breedlove22.substack.com/WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: https://strike.me/breedlove22Sats via Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@Breedlove22Dollars via Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/RBreedloveDollars via Venmo: https://venmo.com/code?user_id=1784359925317632528The "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32843101&fan_landing=trueRECOMMENDED BUSINESSESWorldclass Bitcoin Financial Services: https://nydig.com/Join Me At Bitcoin 2022 (10% off if paying with fiat, or discount code BREEDLOVE for Bitcoin): https://www.tixr.com/groups/bitcoinconference/events/bitcoin-2022-26217Put your Bitcoin to work. Earn up to 6% interest back on Bitcoin with Tantra: https://bit.ly/3CFcOmgAutomatic Recurring Bitcoin Buying: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/breedlove/Buy Bitcoin in a Tax-Advantaged Account: https://www.daim.io/robert-breedlove/Home Delivered Organic Grass-Fed Beef (Spend $159+ for 4 lbs. free): https://truorganicbeef.com/discount/BREEDLOVE22
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Sean O'Kane discuss electric vehicle startup Rivian becoming a publicly traded company after executing one of the biggest initial public offerings in history. The crew also cover multiple stories about Apple from this week, Microsoft's Windows 11 SE release, and a new Surface Laptop for schools. Further reading: Rivian goes public in one of the biggest IPOs ever Rivian's mega IPO is a good test of the meme stock craze Judge orders Apple to allow external payment options for App Store by December 9th, denying stay Apple must allow other forms of in-app purchase, rules judge in Epic v. Apple Apple backs off of breaking Face ID after DIY iPhone 13 screen replacements Tim Cook says he owns cryptocurrency Apple hires Tesla's former Autopilot software director Johnson & Johnson's CEO joins Apple's board iPhone 13 Pro vs. Pixel 6 Pro: what 2,000 photos tell us Microsoft announces Windows 11 SE, a new Chrome OS competitor Microsoft's new $249 Surface Laptop SE is its first true Chromebook competitor Microsoft partners with Meta to integrate Teams into its Facebook-like Workplace Microsoft fixes Windows 11 features failing due to an expired certificate Updating The Verge's background policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices