For centuries, the Mosque of Eyüp Sultan has been one of Istanbul's most important pilgrimage destinations, in large part because of the figure buried in the tomb at its center: Halid bin Zeyd Ebû Eyûb el-Ensârî, a Companion of the Prophet Muhammad. In Placing Islam: Geographies of Connection in Twentieth-Century Istanbul (University of California Press, 2023), Timur Hammond argues here, however, that making a geography of Islam involves considerably more. Following practices of storytelling and building projects from the final years of the Ottoman Empire to the early 2010s, Placing Islam shows how different individuals and groups articulated connections among people, places, traditions, and histories to make a place that is paradoxically defined by both powerful continuities and dynamic relationships to the city and wider world. This book provides a rich account of urban religion in Istanbul, offering a key opportunity to reconsider how we understand the changing cultures of Islam in Turkey and beyond. Reuben Silverman is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Stockholm University's Institute for Turkish Studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/middle-eastern-studies
For centuries, the Mosque of Eyüp Sultan has been one of Istanbul's most important pilgrimage destinations, in large part because of the figure buried in the tomb at its center: Halid bin Zeyd Ebû Eyûb el-Ensârî, a Companion of the Prophet Muhammad. In Placing Islam: Geographies of Connection in Twentieth-Century Istanbul (University of California Press, 2023), Timur Hammond argues here, however, that making a geography of Islam involves considerably more. Following practices of storytelling and building projects from the final years of the Ottoman Empire to the early 2010s, Placing Islam shows how different individuals and groups articulated connections among people, places, traditions, and histories to make a place that is paradoxically defined by both powerful continuities and dynamic relationships to the city and wider world. This book provides a rich account of urban religion in Istanbul, offering a key opportunity to reconsider how we understand the changing cultures of Islam in Turkey and beyond. Reuben Silverman is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Stockholm University's Institute for Turkish Studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
For centuries, the Mosque of Eyüp Sultan has been one of Istanbul's most important pilgrimage destinations, in large part because of the figure buried in the tomb at its center: Halid bin Zeyd Ebû Eyûb el-Ensârî, a Companion of the Prophet Muhammad. In Placing Islam: Geographies of Connection in Twentieth-Century Istanbul (University of California Press, 2023), Timur Hammond argues here, however, that making a geography of Islam involves considerably more. Following practices of storytelling and building projects from the final years of the Ottoman Empire to the early 2010s, Placing Islam shows how different individuals and groups articulated connections among people, places, traditions, and histories to make a place that is paradoxically defined by both powerful continuities and dynamic relationships to the city and wider world. This book provides a rich account of urban religion in Istanbul, offering a key opportunity to reconsider how we understand the changing cultures of Islam in Turkey and beyond. Reuben Silverman is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Stockholm University's Institute for Turkish Studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/islamic-studies
For this episode, let's revisit a Case Interview & Management Consulting classic where we speak about resume cliches across firms. Editing out cliches from Deloitte and Accenture resumes tends to take up the majority of time when we work with candidates from these firms, and the other accounting firms like PWC, E&Y and KPMG. Typically, when we start the editing sessions, it is very difficult for the client to see how vague and misleading their resume really is. This podcast explains this concept and can be used to edit your own resume. Here are some free gifts for you: Overall Approach Used in Well-Managed Strategy Studies free download: www.firmsconsulting.com/OverallApproach McKinsey & BCG winning resume free download: www.firmsconsulting.com/resumepdf Enjoying this episode? Get access to sample advanced training episodes here: www.firmsconsulting.com/promo
For centuries, the Mosque of Eyüp Sultan has been one of Istanbul's most important pilgrimage destinations, in large part because of the figure buried in the tomb at its center: Halid bin Zeyd Ebû Eyûb el-Ensârî, a Companion of the Prophet Muhammad. In Placing Islam: Geographies of Connection in Twentieth-Century Istanbul (University of California Press, 2023), Timur Hammond argues here, however, that making a geography of Islam involves considerably more. Following practices of storytelling and building projects from the final years of the Ottoman Empire to the early 2010s, Placing Islam shows how different individuals and groups articulated connections among people, places, traditions, and histories to make a place that is paradoxically defined by both powerful continuities and dynamic relationships to the city and wider world. This book provides a rich account of urban religion in Istanbul, offering a key opportunity to reconsider how we understand the changing cultures of Islam in Turkey and beyond. Reuben Silverman is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Stockholm University's Institute for Turkish Studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Compared with 2014, the last time oil prices surged to the triple digits, the top 50 US oil and gas companies analyzed by EY more than tripled their earnings last year, according to EY's annual E&P benchmarking study and earnings analysis. And improved efficiency of exploration and production operations and a commitment to capital discipline are allowing for continued shareholder value. Patrick Jelinek, EY's oil and gas leader for the Americas, and Bruce On, EY's West region energy strategy and transactions leader, joined the podcast to offer some context on the payouts shareholders saw last year, expectations for the future and how US producers are navigating both market and political realities. Stick around for Starr Spencer with the Market Minute, a look at near-term oil market drivers.
Richard Vinhais is the Chief Executive Officer at WAX, an insurance company that protects rare collectible items. Richard shares how you can insure half of a collectible item, what he looks forward to in the expansion of the business, and why it really takes an “insider” to truly understand the pain points collectors go through when it comes to insuring some of these precious items. Key Takeaways: A little bit about Richard and what he does for WAX. WAX is a much-needed service in the collector space because the everyday insurer doesn't understand the true value of some of these unique collector items. Richard shares why some of these collectible items are so important for people like himself. How did Richard discover risk and insurance? Richard shares what it was like working at EY and why the experience was so diverse. A lot of times, Richard would work on a project for a few months before moving on to the next project. He loves the variety and being able to experience different industries during those 15 years. Did you know ticket stubs are very rare and collectible? Why did Richard take a chance and get into entrepreneurship? Richard wanted to push himself and try something new, exciting, and scary. How does Richard think about insurance within this collectible industry? Richard conducts focus groups to better understand what people truly care about. In Richard's spare time, he likes creating art and giving it away to friends. What are some hot collectible items on the market right now? Mentioned in This Episode: Wax.insure Richard on LinkedIn
*Konumumuza göre bir tavır belirlemeye ihtiyacımız var; yoksa hiç farkına varmadan Cenâb-ı Hakk'ın ekstradan lütuflarını kendimize mâl etme gibi bir hataya düşmüş olabiliriz. Vifak ve ittifaka sağanak sağanak gelen tevfîk-i ilâhîyi, şahsî kabiliyetlerimize ve istidatlarımıza nisbet etmeye kalkarız. Bu da bir yönüyle şirk sayılır, ondan sakınmak lazımdır. Oysaki üzerimizdeki ilahi ihsanlar, vifak ve ittifak mevzuunda gösterilen cehde Cenâb-ı Hakk'ın ayrı bir lütuf tecellisidir. Üstad Hazretleri de “Vifak ve ittifak, tevfîk-i ilâhînin vesilesidir.” diyerek bu hususa dikkat çekmektedir. Sana Hakkıyla Kulluk Yapamadık!.. *Cenâb-ı Hakk'ın bu fevkalâdeden lütufları karşısında bize düşen vazife, oturup kalkıp sürekli “eşşükrulillâh” ve “elhamdülillah” demektir. Aslında, biz sabahtan akşama kadar ibadet yapsak, her gün yüz rekât namaz kılsak, bir gün oruç bir gün yeme şeklinde savm-ı Dâvud veya aralıksız olarak savm-ı visal tutsak ve her sene hacca gitsek, yine de “مَا عَبَدْنَاكَ حَقَّ عِبَادَتِكَ يَا مَعْبُودُ – Sana hakkıyla ibadet edemedik ey Ma'bûd” demeliyiz. *Cenâb-ı Hakk'ın lütufları karşısında aklımıza “Bir şeyler yaptık” mülahazası geldiği zaman hemen o düşüncenin başını “mâ abednâ”, “mâ arefnâ”, “mâ hamidnâ”, “mâ şekernâ”, “mâ sebbahnâ” (ibadetin, marifetin, hamdin, şükrün, tesbihin hakkını veremedik) duygusuyla ezmeliyiz. “Ey ibadete layık yegâne Ma'bud, Sana hakkıyla ibadet edemedik!.. Ey bütün mahlûkat tarafından bilinen Rabbimiz, Seni bilinmesi gereken ölçüde bilip tanıyamadık!.. Ey her dilde meşkûr olan Rabbimiz, Sana gereğince şükredemedik! Ey yerde ve gökte her varlık tarafından adı anılan ve tesbih edilen Rabbimiz, şanına lâyık zikr u tesbihi yapamadık!” deyip O'na gerektiği gibi kullukta bulunamadığımızı, O'nu hakkıyla bilemediğimizi, ululuğu ölçüsünde zikredemediğimizi ve şükür vazifesini tam yerine getiremediğimizi avaz avaz ilan etmeliyiz. Bu video 23/08/2015 tarihinde yayınlanan “Hal ve Ümit” isimli bamtelinden alınmıştır. Tamamı burada: https://www.herkul.org/bamteli/bamtel...
Ashab-ı Kirâm'ın İman ve Ümidi *Allah Rasûlü'nün hayat-ı seniyyeleri ümit tablolarıyla doludur. Mesela, Hendek Müdafaası. Mü'minler karşısında teker teker tutunamayacaklarını anlayan kavim ve kabileler, Hicret'in 5. senesinde bir araya gelip tek vücut olmaya ve bu defa bütün güçlerini bir merkezde toplayıp Medine'ye öyle hücum etmeye karar vermişlerdi. Rasûl-ü Ekrem (aleyhissalâtü vesselam) Efendimiz, durumdan haberdar olunca, ashabını toplamış, harp tekniği hakkında onlarla istişare etmiş, değişik teklifler arasında Hazreti Selman-ı Farisî'nin fikri Peygamber Efendimiz'in düşüncesine muvafık gelince düşmanın taarruz etmesinin muhtemel olduğu yerlere hendekler kazılmasına ve böylece müdafaa harbi yapılmasına karar verilmişti. *Rehber-i Ekmel Efendimiz, ashabıyla beraber hendek kazmaya başlamıştı. Bir aralık büyükçe bir kaya çıkmıştı karşılarına; Ashab-ı Kiram'dan güçlü kuvvetli insanlar bile o kayayı parçalayamamışlardı. Onlar, en küçük dertlerini dahi Allah Rasûlü'ne söylerlerdi; bu büyük kayayı da O'na haber verdiler. İnsanlığın İftihar Tablosu, manivelası elinde geldi ve onunla taşı parçalamaya başladı. O, manivelasını indirdikçe taştan kıvılcımlar fışkırıyor.. ve sanki aynı esnada Allah Rasûlü'nde de vahiy ve ilham kıvılcımları çakıyordu. Her vuruşta bir müjde veriyordu: “Bana şu anda Bizans'ın anahtarları verildi. İran'ın anahtarlarının bana verildiğini müşâhede ediyorum… Bana Yemen'in anahtarları verildi; şu anda bulunduğum yerden San'â'nın kapılarını görüyorum.” *Hazreti Sâdık u Masdûk Efendimiz, asla parçalanmaz gibi görülen büyük devletlerin fethini müjdelediği o esnada karşısındaki 24.000 kişilik tam donanımlı düşman ordusuna karşı sadece 3.000 Müslümanla müdafaa harbine hazırlanıyordu. Fakat dünyevi ölçüler açısından insanı dehşete düşürmesi beklenen o anki şartlar Peygamber Efendimiz'i tesiri altına alamadığı gibi, mü'minlerin de ancak imanlarını artırıyordu. İman ve ümit idi bu. Böyle bir atmosfer içerisinde, İnsanlığın İftihar Tablosu, dünyanın iki süper gücünün tarumar olacağı bişaretini veriyordu, Allah'ın bildirmesiyle. O yüksek imanıyla, o bütün insanlığa dağıtılsa herkesin Firdevs'e girmesine yetecek kadar mükemmel imanıyla bişaret veriyor ve sahabe-i kiram efendilerimiz de o iman ve ümitle şahlanıyorlardı. Sen mi yoksa ümidin mi yüreksiz!.. *Ümitle uzun yollar aşılır; ümitle kandan irinden deryalar geçilir ve ancak ümitle dirliğe ve düzene erilir. Ümit dünyasında mağlup olanlar, pratikte de yenilmiş sayılırlar. Kim bilir, belki de hasımlarınız sizi ye'se atıp ellerinizi kollarınızı bağlamak için uğraşıyorlardır. İnşaallah, siz Kur'an'ın ve evrensel insanî değerlerin elmas düsturlarına sarılarak, insanların gönüllerini fethetme mevzuunda sarsılmayan bir ümitle, hep ileriye doğru yürüyeceksiniz. Allah'ın izni ve inayetiyle, içteki hasetçileri aşacaksınız; dıştaki muhtemel tehlikelere ve badirelere de takılmadan yol alacaksınız. *Merhum M. Akif'in ifadeleriyle noktalayalım: “Ey dipdiri meyyit! ‘İki el bir baş içindir.' Davransana… Eller de senin, baş da senindir! Kurtulmaya azmin, niye bilmem ki süreksiz? Kendin mi senin, yoksa ümidin mi yüreksiz?” Bu video 23/08/2015 tarihinde yayınlanan “Hal ve Ümit” isimli bamtelinden alınmıştır. Tamamı burada: https://www.herkul.org/bamteli/bamtel...
A visitor has arrived and things are starting to get uncertain. Rhal's divine flavor is violence, Balance helps move everyone into action, Zaltanna is upset at dodgy allies, and Squash tries to set up an ambush. Will this trouble mean an end to the safety of their hiding home? I guess we are about to find out... Get early access to the [Kino] campaign on Patreon! You can help support the show at http://www.Patreon.com/blighthouse Find us - Email: TheLuckyDiePodcast@gmail.com Website: www.TheLuckyDie.com Twitter: @TLDPod [Arch - @Arch_DnD] [Casey - @childofginevra] [Eyþór - @Abyzzinn] [Neil - Neil@blighthouse.studio] [Volonda - Volonda@blighthouse.studio] This is a Blighthouse Studio production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The tax profession offers a myriad of potential paths to a successful, satisfying and rewarding career. On this episode, listen in as Will Weatherford, CPA, Managing Director — Transaction Advisory Services, Forvis, and Teri Hanson, Managing Director — Alvarez & Marsal Tax, LLC, share their perspectives of what it's like to be in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) tax niche from both a federal and state perspective. What you'll learn in this episode A day in the life of an M&A tax professional (0:58) Steps when starting an engagement (4:20) Red flags and lessons learned (9:24) Saving the day (12:02) Reflections — past and future (16:31) Career drivers (17:14) Pages from Will and Teri's travel journals (21:18) AICPA resources Salt Roadmap and Resource Center — Browse the reference library for the latest guidance and tools to address your state and local tax needs. Navigate to the interactive U.S. map to reference taxes imposed, tax rates, due dates, tax forms and more. View the SALT resources index for additional resources by topic. 2022 State Tax Nexus Guide — Learn about state tax nexus including the many types of nexus (affiliate, economic, click-through, cookie, etc.), the physical presence standard and more. 2022 State Tax Nexus Checklist — Access a comprehensive checklist about state tax nexus considerations involving income, franchise, sales and use taxes. 6 reasons an S corporation wouldn't need a PLR | Tax Section Odyssey — On this podcast episode, Tony Nitti, CPA, Partner — National Tax, EY discusses Rev. Proc. 2022-19, which provides procedures to allow S corporations and their shareholders to resolve frequently encountered issues without requesting a PLR. Wayfair Client Notification Letter — The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. opens the door for possible economic nexus issues. Use this letter to initiate client planning. Keep your finger on the pulse of the dynamic and evolving tax landscape with insights from tax thought leaders in the AICPA Tax Section. The Tax Section Odyssey podcast includes a digest of tax developments, trending issues and practice management tips that you need to be aware of to elevate your professional development and your firm practices. This resource is part of the robust tax resource library available from the AICPA Tax Section. The Tax Section is your go-to home base for staying up to date on the latest tax developments and providing the edge you need for upskilling your professional development. If you're not already a member, consider joining this prestigious community of your tax peers. You'll get free CPE, access to rich technical content such as our Annual Tax Compliance Kit, a weekly member newsletter and a digital subscription to The Tax Adviser.
Machlokes Reb Eliezer and Reb yishmael about chudesh in EY and chutz laretz and a second version of Reb yishmoel shita ands why it says moshav by other mitzvos
In this podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover talks with Kathi Enderes about the recent report from the Josh Bersin Company, The Definitive Guide to Pay and Benefits: The Road to Systemic Rewards. Kathi Enderes (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathienderes/) is Senior Vice President of Research and a global industry analyst at the human capital advisory firm The Josh Bersin Company, the world's largest community for HR. She has over 20 years global experience in human capital, talent and performance management, and change management from consulting with IBM, PwC and EY and industry, working with companies of various sizes, from Fortune 50 companies to start ups, in multiple industries including technology and healthcare, and leading research on all topics of HR, talent and technology. She is passionate about making work better and more meaningful. Check out the HCI Academy: Courses, Micro-Credentials, and Certificates to Upskill and Reskill for the Future of Work! Check out the LinkedIn Alchemizing Human Capital Newsletter. Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Future Leader. Check out Dr. Westover's book, 'Bluer than Indigo' Leadership. Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership. Check out the latest issue of the Human Capital Leadership magazine. Each HCI Podcast episode (Program, ID No. 627454) has been approved for 0.50 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Each HCI Podcast episode (Program ID: 24-DP529) has been approved for 0.50 HR (General) SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCPHR recertification through SHRM, as part of the knowledge and competency programs related to the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (the SHRM BASK™). Human Capital Innovations has been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute to offer educational programs that can be used towards initial eligibility and recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials. Each HCI Podcast episode qualifies for a maximum of 0.50 points.
ART STYLE ACADEMY: https://www.laurenlesley.com/asa-sales-page-35-spots DM me on Instagram: @LaurenLesleyStudio Do These 6 Things BEFORE Going Full-Time as an Artist Hey! How are you? If we haven't met before, I'm Lauren.. I'm your host of the Design Tribe podcast, and I'm an artist and textile designer. In the last episode, I went into pretty great detail about what it was like working as a full-time artist and licensing surface pattern designs. So if you missed that episode, be sure to check it out. I know a lot of you are either trying to make it as a surface pattern designer OR you dream of one day being able to leave your day job to license your artwork to companies. I spent 2 years as an independent artist, and although there were many things I loved about working independently, I ultimately went back to an in-house job as a Senior Textile Designer. A lot of these tips I'm about to share with you are things I WISH I did before making the leap to being a full-time artist. We'll talk about all the money stuff in the very last tip so be sure to stick around for that juicy topic. Okay, so my first tip is to… Publish a class to Skillshare. This might not be the advice you were expecting, haha! And to be honest, I'm a little annoyed with Skillshare, because last year they cut their teacher's income by almost half - with no warning. From a business perspective, I understand if they needed to do this, but they really should have been up front about it and approached the cut in a much more gradual way. So, it felt really crappy.. Especially when a lot of teachers relied on this as a dependable stream of income. BUT! The reason my first tip is to upload a class to Skillshare is because when you go full-time as an artist, you will need some recurring revenue coming in on a regular basis. When it comes to teaching, Skillshare is one of the easiest places to start, because they already have such a great built-in audience with lots of students who are creative. Domestika is another popular teaching platform you could choose if Skillshare has lost your trust. I haven't personally uploaded classes to Domestika so I can't comment on whether I like the platform or not, but other artists seem to really like it. Another reason to upload a class is to just get your feet wet and see if you enjoy teaching. A lot of full-time artists teach on a platform like Skillshare or sell a course as a way to supplement their licensing income, which if you've ever done any licensing, you know very well it can fluctuate a lot! Your first class doesn't even have to be related to what you WANT to do moving forward. It's easy to think: “Well, I can't teach about that, because I don't have enough experience yet.” And you would be right! Instead, think about where you were 5-10 years ago. What have you learned since then? Your course could be about learning how to use Photoshop or how to draw a Still Life. What are some things you learned in school that you could teach? What did you major in? It doesn't even have to be art-related! It does help to keep your class topics related in the long term, but for your very first class - it could really be anything. The idea is for you to discover A.) if you enjoy teaching - e.i. Filming yourself, doing a little video editing, etc. and B.) to start generating some recurring revenue. Develop your Art Style When you're working as an in-house designer, it can be really hard to find your own Art Style. Often when we work an in-house job, you get really good at doing ANY style… depending on what the project needs. Companies often try to fill out the white space in their line by covering a range of styles from traditional to modern to boho, you name it. That means, as the designer, you develop the skill of designing ANY style. The problem with that is… you start to lose a sense of your own style and who you are from the inside out. You might get excited by new trends or a new project that changes things up. When you like soo many different things, it can be really hard to narrow down to just ONE look. Especially, when you don't know what's going to sell or which style might be the most reasonable to pursue.When you can do any style, HOW do you pick?! This gets very tricky, because in LICENSING… companies are really only interested in licensing when your art brings something new to the table… something that they don't already have from their own in-house designers. Companies want to know what YOUR perspective is. Think of the Jungalow brand. Justina Blakeney brought a brand new perspective to home décor by covering her house in an explosion of plants and colorful textiles. In a time where Minimalism and white sofas were extremely popular, she did the opposite thing… and by staying true to her own vision, this Boho Maximalism style exploded. Think of Rifle Paper Co. and the unique style of Anna Bond's florals.She brought a brand new look to florals that really highlights her own unique style that's painterly, colorful, and friendly. Oftentimes, companies want to license work that's the same, but different. This means the subject matter is often the same… like the florals that are so famous from Rifle Paper Co. But the WAY Anna Bond painted them was so different. Style is all about technique. If this is something you're struggling with, I do offer a self-paced online program called Art Style Academy. When you go through my program and do the work, you will develop your own style by the end of the course. If this sounds interesting to you, you can check out the link in the show notes or check out my website at LaurenLesley.com - and Lesley is spelled with an E-Y. Create a Portfolio with a Large Body of Work Once you've developed your Art Style, the next area of focus is to build out your portfolio. It will be sooo much easier to get the ball rolling if you already have a full portfolio to sell. From there, you can decide if you want to work with an agent, upload to an on-demand site, or exhibit at a tradeshow. So, you might be wondering… “Okay, but how many pieces do I need to have in my portfolio?” Honestly, you probably need close to 100 pieces in your portfolio. I know this sounds like a lot, but it's important to work in collections and some of these could be coordinates. For each collection, you also need to work in a limited color palette and make sure your pieces are looking related to each other. If you are cold-emailing Art Directors, you don't necessarily need 100 pieces to start. You can pitch collection-by-collection. But if you're investing a lot of time, money, and energy to exhibit at a tradeshow, I recommend going in prepared with A LOT of work. You're more likely to gain contracts if you have a collection that really resonates with a client. Okay, so what else? Start uploading to ONE On-Demand Site Etsy Society 6 Spoonflower Creative Market Patternbank MintedUploading to On-Demand sites can be a bit tricky for a lot of reasons. I feel like that might be another whole podcast episode. But I think a lot of artists try uploading to one site, find that they're not having success so then they switch and try a different site. A lot of time gets wasted posting and re-posting your designs on so many different sites. I think it's important to figure out WHICH site you like the best up front - before you quit your day job. Figure out which site is converting to sales. For example, my Character Builders sold really well on Creative Market. Customers on Creative Market are usually other designers and they understand how to use programs like Illustrator. They buy these products to save themselves a little time. However, when I tried to sell the same designs as Clip Art on Etsy it didn't do very well. I had too many customers sending me private messages wanting me to customize the clip art for them and I was trying to get away from hourly work. I ended up preferring Creative Market to sell digital products, because I made the most money and customers weren't asking me to customize the artwork for them. I also like Patternbank the best for uploading pattern designs to the internet. But I'll admit I have a love-hate relationship with this platform. When a design sells, the money is a lot better than other sites I've experienced. However, I'm constantly agonizing over which patterns I want to remain in my Licensing Portfolio and which ones I want to sell on Patternbank. If there's something I no longer love, or don't feel as strongly about, in my Licensing Portfolio, I sort of think about it like putting those patterns on clearance by posting them to Patternbank. It doesn't make them bad, but it's something I am just kind of “over” and I want to get rid of it. Because I spent time on it, I want the ability to earn some kind of ROI, but I don't love it enough to continue spending future-time on pitching it to clients. I think artists have a lot of different opinions on these ON-DEMAND sites. Some feel that it devalues the industry and isn't worth the low pay. But other artists sometimes “get found” on these sites and it can really boost their career. Other sites like Minted and Spoonflower offer design challenges that I think can really help you understand what types of designs sell and how to level up your artwork. So, if your artwork skills need developing this is a great place to get an education! The main point I want to make here is to play around with this option and figure out if you like it BEFORE quitting your day job. I'd recommend only choosing one or two On-Demand sites you like and stick with it. If you try to post to all of them, you'll spread yourself too thin and you won't make any progress. Start Outsourcing Hire an Assistant DesignerBelieve it or not, when you become a Full-Time Artist you have also decided to become a Business Owner. You'll need to set up an LLC (if you're in the U.S.) and save at least 30% of your income for paying taxes. When you go independent, you're no longer just an artist. You're also the CEO, head of Marketing, Sales, and Accounting. You are the only person in the business which means you have to do everyyyything. What's so frustrating about this is that it can leave very little time for making art. When you're still working a day job, it's kind of a similar boat - where the majority of your time is spent working on your day job… so you don't exactly have enough time to build up your side hustle. Unfortunately, this doesn't change when you go independent, because you suddenly have so many more responsibilities. That's why I suggest outsourcing as much as you can BEFORE leaving your day job. You need to get your systems in place so that the business can run smoothly when you are ready to take the leap. You don't want to be scrambling. Your website should be in a finished state. I really recommend hiring an Assistant Designer who is a jack-of-all-trades. My assistant designer is amazing, because he can work on all kinds of things that require proficiency in everything from Illustrator or Photoshop to video editing in Premiere Pro. You can find really great design help on places like Fiverr or Upwork. They keep track of the contract and the hours which is a huge help. From there, I like to use Asana to organize my projects and give a due date. My Assistant Designer can keep up with the projects in Asana and knows what he can work on next. It's all in there. That frees me up to work on my artwork. Figure Out Your Money You really need to get a good handle on both your personal and business expenses BEFORE leaving your day job. I found that business expenses ended up being a lot more expensive than I ever would have guessed. Everything from paying for a website, to an email list, to attending a trade show, to outsourcing a mountain of tasks… really adds up! Some of you may be able to move into your parents' house or you may have a partner who supports you in the beginning. This is all helpful, but you'll still need a way to fund your business - especially to get it up and running.Using your day job's salary to fund your business in the early stages is a strategy I quite like. The more you focus on building up Passive Income Streams like classes or selling digital products BEFORE quitting your day job… the more you'll be able to focus on your licensing portfolio. The only issue is it does take more time. Try to be patient. It's good to layer on an Active Income stream as well - especially if your Passive Income streams are slow or sporadic. What I don't like about Active Income streams is that it's trading hours for dollars. But! You can generally earn more money more quickly. Put on your Accountant hat and make a spreadsheet.Get real familiar with what your expenses will be! Ignoring them does not make them go away. Try to reduce your living expenses as much as possible.For example, my husband and I share a car that's already paid for. We don't have a car payment, and because the car is old, our insurance isn't too high either. Pay off your student loans! If you still have student loans, you are not ready to quit your day job. Get rid of any credit card debt. Build up your resources.Think of any equipment you might need to start your business. BEFORE quitting your day job, go ahead and buy all of the fancy things.A new computer An iPad A good camera (can be used) A microphone A Pantone Book All of the art supplies you might want Any art books Okay, so to recap the 6 things you should do BEFORE going full-time as an artist… we talked about: Publishing a class to Skillshare or another platform like Domestika. Develop Your Art Style Create a Portfolio with a Large Body of Work (100 pieces) Find ONE On-Demand site that you're liking Start Outsourcing Business Tasks Figure Out Your Money There's honestly so much more I could say on this topic, but that's a really good place to start! Feel free to DM me over on Instagram @LaurenLesleyStudio if you want to chat more. I always love hearing from you all! Have a wonderful day and good luck on all of your amazing art businesses! Talk soon.
In this episode, Jeff Boachie gives his op tips on how to grow your email marketing list, and the importance of doing so. About Jeff: "I am a Marketing Specialist with over 10 years of experience in managing a wide range of programmes over a broad range of budgets, from multi-million generating campaigns – to SME's and small charities. I have also recently worked as a Digital Growth consultant, using my years of experience to aid entrepreneurs, restaurants and also the charity Compassion in World Farming. Although most of my career has been in the Charity Sector, my direct marketing career started in the commercial sector at EY. I used my lessons from that opportunity to shape the infrastructures and processes of the charities I've worked with. I'm currently the Digital Acquisition Manager at Shelter and have recently delivered our Winter Campaign which generated over £2.3m." Individual Giving Conference in back for its 4th year on October 19th. You can register here. Use discount code FEPODCAST for a 50% discount. And thank you to our friends at JustGiving who make the Fundraising Everywhere podcast possible.
On today's episode, we chat Amy Dolzine, Microsoft alliance relationship director for the Americas at EY, based out of Cleveland, Ohio. We talk about some of the foundational "community" elements of Yammer, where Amy started her journey as an SME for planning and designing communities within the enterprise - what in the early days was referred to as "the social enterprise." We quickly got into the value and status quo of the evolvement into Viva Engage and some of the related tech around the corner that provides additional internal communications levers - Viva Amplify. Click here for this episode's corresponding blog post. 07:19 Conversation with Amy Dolzine 38:13 Upcoming Events Amy Dolzine | LinkedIn | X/Twitter [guest] SharePoint | Facebook | @SharePoint | SharePoint Community Blog | Feedback Mark Kashman |@mkashman [co-host] Chris McNulty |@cmcnulty2000 [co-host] Microsoft Docs - The home for Microsoft documentation for end users, developers, and IT professionals. Microsoft Tech Community Home Stay on top of Office 365 changes Upcoming events: OneDrive event, "The Future of File Management" | Oct.3.2023 at 10am PT (online) Microsoft Power Platform Conference | Oct.3-5.2023 (Las Vegas) CollabDays New England | Oct.5.2023 (Burlington, MA) ARMA InfoCon | Oct 9-11, 2023 (Detroit, MI) ShiftHAPPENS | Oct 10-11, 2023 (Washington DC) 365 EduCon - Chicago | Oct.30 - Nov.4, 2023 (Chicago, IL) Community Days - Mexico City | Nov.2.2023 (HOTEL GALERÍA PLAZA REFORMA) Microsoft Ignite | Nov. 14-17, 2023 (Hybrid: Seattle, WA and online) European SharePoint Conference | Nov.27-30 in (Amsterdam, Netherlands) European Cloud Summit | Dec.4-6.2023 (Wiesbaden, Germany) Discover and follow other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts. Follow the Intrazone at aka.ms/TheIntrazone.
On this episode of The Greener Way, we're talking with Alex Banks, a partner at EY's Climate Change and Sustainability Services. Banks is co-author of a report commissioned by The Wilderness Society that found that financiers do not assess and disclose deforestation and biodiversity loss in Australia and may not even be aware of the risk when funding Australia's primary industries.Stepping into the role of the Lorax, Alex talks about the urgent need for investors and financiers to assess deforestation loss and why Australia is such a blind spot.Link: https://www.wilderness.org.au/following-the-money
I am super pumped and honored to introduce the OG of OG's of female entrepreneurship, the incomparable, Ali Brown. We kicked off talking about business before the internet. Yes, that was a thing. Business before social media. I was captivated as Ali recounted her realization of a game forming in entrepreneurship that she "did not want to play." Her candid revelations about decisions she took, ones that "no one understood," were both enlightening and inspiring. Together, we explored the concept of "becoming our own approval" and the liberating sensation of pursuing projects ignited by the "pure love and desire of wanting to do it," devoid of any other plan, goal, or intention. And there's a special gem waiting for you in this episode: a cherished piece of advice once whispered to Ali by the unparalleled Jim Rohn. Trust me, it's a nugget of wisdom that will hit you exactly where you need it. Grab those headphones and let's roll. More Love, Tracy Join us on September 20th - 23rd The Supernova Experiment Grab your free copy of Expander Love the show?! Please leave a review. Thank you so much! Your feedback means the world to us. Let's keep the conversation going! Website: TheLittFactor.com YouTube: Tracy Litt Facebook: The Litt Factor Instagram: @thelittfactor About Ali: Ali Brown is the world's most recognized coach for women entrepreneurs, host of the acclaimed Glambition® Radio podcast, and founder of The Trust — the new, private, premier network for 7- and 8-figure women leaders. Ali's coaching and consulting enterprise has ranked within the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies in the nation. She has been named one of Forbes' Women to Watch, is one of EY's Winning Women Entrepreneurs, and was featured on the ABC hit primetime show Secret Millionaire. In addition to leading The Trust network, Ali specializes helping female leaders who are making or on track for 7-8 figures strategize and realize their next level of leadership and revenues. Her coaching and mentorship have been featured on CNN on many other media outlets. Ali is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and travels often with her homeschooled 9-year-old boy-girl twins. The Trust – Ali's network for women entrepreneurs: JoinTheTrust.org And the podcast of The Trust: RewardPodcast.com
Welcome to the Business Legends Podcast! Where we interview business leaders and entrepreneurs to draw insights from their successes, helping us enrich our own entrepreneurial journeys. In today's episode of Business Legends, we're thrilled to host Alex Smereczniak, co-founder and CEO of the innovative Charlotte-based startup, 2ULaundry. Launched in January 2016 alongside co-founder Dan D'Aquisto, 2ULaundry has revolutionized the way we think about laundry services. In our chat today, we'll explore Alex's trajectory from his early days, his shift from the corporate world of EY to the hustle of startup life, and the unique challenges and triumphs of steering 2ULaundry to its current success. Want to learn more about Alex, 2ULaundry and what they do? Check out their work here: Website: https://www.2ulaundry.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2u-laundry/ Alex's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-smereczniak-40310329/ Connect with us! Website: http://www.businessmarketingsolutionsgroup.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessMarketingSolutionsGroup LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/businessmarketingsolutionsgroup …and don't forget to subscribe! https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/business-legends
In the first episode of our 2023 podcast series, Chief Information & Transformation Officer Bernard Mikael of EY talks about integrating technology across the enterprise. He shares lessons learned from his experience in digital transformation and organizational change and how to best position organizations for innovation.
The heroes reconvene after a brief series of chaos. Squash interrupts a conversation, Zaltanna finds some old friends, Balance suggests seeking assistance from far away, and Rhal has a bone to pick with whoever is in charge of magic being so scary. How long will their place of safety remain safe? I guess we are about to find out... Get early access to the [Kino] campaign on Patreon! You can help support the show at http://www.Patreon.com/blighthouse Find us - Email: TheLuckyDiePodcast@gmail.com Website: www.TheLuckyDie.com Twitter: @TLDPod [Arch - @Arch_DnD] [Casey - @childofginevra] [Eyþór - @Abyzzinn] [Neil - Neil@blighthouse.studio] [Volonda - Volonda@blighthouse.studio] This is a Blighthouse Studio production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mike Schroeder, Founder & President of Roundstone.Mike founded Roundstone Insurance in 2003 — when they launched the first Group Medical Captive of its kind, and have since revolutionized the self-insurance industry. Roundstone's captive approach to insurance allows small and mid-sized businesses to take advantage of the benefits of self-funded insurance that previously only larger enterprises could enjoy — such as plan flexibility & control, transparency, and cost savings. By banding smaller companies together in a shared-risk community, those companies are protected from volatility and can be rewarded with extra savings — in practice, since its inception, Roundstone has distributed over $72 million dollars back to its captive participants – money that, in the fully insured model, would be pocketed by the insurance carriers instead.This idea, which began with an entrepreneurial vision of creating a better life for his family and for his employees, has since evolved under Mike's leadership into a thriving 140-person company with more than 700 employers participating in Roundstone's Group Medical Captive, saving participating companies 20% on average relative to traditional insurance plans;With more than twenty-five years of management experience and recognized by EY as a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year in 2022, Mike has a proven track record of growing Roundstone with a 30% CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) over the last two decades, which has earned Roundstound recognition as one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc. 5000 for five consecutive years as well a Northeast Ohio Top Workplaces — all while remaining a fully independent, family-owned organization.In our conversation today, we explore how Mike's experience as a practicing attorney and a property and casualty insurance expert inspired his application of self-funding and captives to employer health insurance; we talk about what captives and self-funding even are and how they compare to traditional and fully insured coverage, we unpack the biggest challenges in the employer healthcare system today and how misaligned incentives encumber attempts to solve those challenges… and importantly, how Roundstone is trying to explicitly align those incentives. This was an amazing and wide-ranging discussion — Mike is a formidable builder and leader and has built an inspiring organization with Roundstone, based here in Lakewood, Ohio.-----Lay of The Land is brought to you by Ninety. As a Lay of The Land listener, you can leverage a free trial with Ninety, the platform that helps teams build great companies and the only officially licensed software for EOS® — used by over 7,000 companies and 100,000 users!This episode is brought to you by Impact Architects. As we share the stories of entrepreneurs building incredible organizations throughout NEO, Impact Architects helps those leaders — many of whom we've heard from as guests on Lay of The Land — realize their visions and build great organizations. I believe in Impact Architects and the people behind it so much, that I have actually joined them personally in their mission to help leaders gain focus, align together, and thrive by doing what they love! As a listener, you can sit down for a free consultation with Impact Architects by visiting ia.layoftheland.fm!-----Connect with Mike Schroeder on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelaschroeder/Learn more about Roundstone — https://roundstoneinsurance.com/Follow Roundstone on Twitter @CaptiveInsurer — https://twitter.com/CaptiveInsurer-----For more episodes of Lay of The Land, visit https://www.layoftheland.fm/Past guests include Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, Steve Potash (OverDrive), Ed Largest (Westfield), Ray Leach (JumpStart), Lila Mills (Signal Cleveland), Pat Conway (Great Lakes Brewing), Lindsay Watson (Augment Therapy), and many more.Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up for Lay of The Land's weekly newsletter — sign up here.Connect with Jeffrey Stern on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreypstern/Follow Jeffrey Stern on Twitter @sternJefe — https://twitter.com/sternjefeFollow Lay of The Land on Twitter @podlayofthelandhttps://www.jeffreys.page/
Budget 2024 is only a matter of weeks away, with the government flagging a package of measures amounting to €6.4 billion. So, what can we expect from this budget, and will we see any surprises with a general election on the horizon? Fiona Reddan of the Irish Times and Head of Tax at EY, Kevin McLoughlin, give Ciaran Hancock their predictions when it comes to areas such as housing, social welfare, tax reform and one-off cost-of-living measures. And Cliff Taylor supplies the economic backdrop to the budget following the release this week of exchequer returns for August and IFAC's thoughts on government spending. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
To be successful in treasury, it's important to remember that relationships matter. Not just internally but externally and by cultivating those relationships it will help you become a better person.That advice comes from this week's guest on The Treasury Career Corner, Tim Muindi, Treasurer at ServiceNow. Tim shares his route into treasury, the career moves he has made along the way and his advice for others looking to network and forge strong relationships.As Treasurer at ServiceNow Tim is responsible for many areas including Capital Markets, Treasury Operations, Currency Risk Management, Investments, and Insurance. Tim was also the key architect of ServiceNow's $100M Racial Equity Fund launched in February 2021 with the objective of building equitable opportunities within Black communities by facilitating sustainable wealth creation through homeownership, affordable housing, entrepreneurship, and neighbourhood revitalization.Prior to joining ServiceNow, Tim held several Treasury roles in various industries including social media, software, internet infrastructure, smart grid technology, data storage devices, and transportation. Tim earned a B.A. in International Business from Whitworth University in Washington and an MBA from Willamette University in Oregon.On the podcast we discussed… Tim's journey from finance into the world of treasury His previous career moves and responsibilitiesHis role at EY travelling and leading projects globally to provide corporate treasury guidance Witnessing a financial crisis and the value of strong relationshipsEstablishing a treasury function from scratch and IPO preparation Building LinkedIn's Treasury infrastructure for growth and expansionHis involvement in the Diversity Advisory Council and their efforts towards workforce diversityNetworking and relationship-building tips The importance of patience when waiting for opportunitiesYou can connect with Tim Muindi on LinkedIn. Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury?Whether you've recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. Find out more here. Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move!If you're enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts click here!Subscribe to the Treasury Career Corner podcast newsletter to receive a link to every week's episode as soon as it's published via click here!
In this episode, Daryl and Scott talk to EY Kalman, fellow BizApps MVP, and chat about the default environment. Some of the highlights: Scott's lack of martial arts Default environments Do's and Don'ts of default environments Staying away from SharePoint Environment routing What is a Managed Env? Reporting Security restrictions ALM pipelines Renaming default environments EY's Info and other links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thecrmninja @thecrmninja Blog: https://thecrm.ninja Blog post on Default Environment - Default Environment - How to handle? » The CRM Ninja Got questions? Have your own tool you'd like to share? Have a suggestion for a future episode? Contact Daryl and Scott at email@example.com. Follow us on LinkedIn and @XrmToolCast for updates on future episodes. Do you want to see us too? Subscribe to our YouTube channel to view the last episodes. Don't forget to rate and leave a review for this show at Podchaser. Your hosts: Daryl LaBar: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daryllabar | @ddlabar Scott Durow: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottdurow | @ScottDurow Editor: Linn Zaw Win: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linnzawwin | @LinnZawWin Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
This week on the show Drew catches up with Eric Young. EY still gets excited when he returns to the Mile High City. He still loves talking about the homerun. Yes, that homerun. The Atlanta Braves are dominant. Ronald Acuna Jr. was attacked on the field Monday night. Drew is concerned this is a growing problem. Drew is impressed with Rockies newcomer Hunter Goodman. No relation. College football is here, and Drew is pumped. But have Prime and the Buffs put targets on their backs with all the hype? The division and wildcard races down the stretch are incredible. And so are you! Thanks for checking out the show this week and tell everyone about it in the break room about it.
Trent Henry, Global Vice Chair, Talent at EY Before becoming the global vice chair of talent at EY, Trent was the CEO of EY Canada. He's seen how the economy has changed and why so many employers and professionals haven't yet caught up. We get Trent to teach a masterclass about how professionals can invest in themselves and develop the in-demand skills that EY, the Big Four accounting and consulting firms, and some top tech companies demand. We dig deep into how professionals can pivot from skills to experience and impact, as the latter is what employers have now focused on in the age of AI, machine learning and new technology. Finally, Trent and Jack share their top advice for people who are job searching and looking to advance their careers. (Hint: It might involve ignoring the traditional career ladder and finding your own opportunities for growth.) http://blindap.onelink.me/ttCg/q1a4hj0o
Art Style Academy: https://www.laurenlesley.com/asa-sales-page-35-spots Guest Episode Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIGrg1q59yw4c47VniYirOBpp2aoEYjA33N9o9a4eWgYR_tw/viewform?usp=pp_url Transcript: Hey, how are you? I basically disappeared from this podcast for the past 2 years and I owe you an explanation! If this is your first time listening, hey, I'm Lauren of Lauren Lesley Studio. I'm an artist and textile designer, and I started The Design Tribe podcast back in 2019 as a way to add some transparency to someone who was just getting started in surface pattern design and the whole licensing world. In this episode, I'm going to spill the tea on what it's REALLY like being a full-time artist…. Full disclosure: it's not exactly how I thought it would be. But first, let me explain where I've been and what the plan is for the Design Tribe podcast moving forward! Back in the Fall of 2021, I decided to go back to an in-house job and I found out I was pregnant all in the same month! On top of that, my husband and I decided to move houses to have a more suitable neighborhood for our baby to grow up in. The idea of moving after our daughter was born really stressed me out so we were on an intense timeline trying to find the right place. The housing market was incredibly competitive when we were moving and it basically took up 150% of my time. We literally closed on our old house one week before my daughter was born! Then, she came into the world and my full attention was on her. So, I'm very sorry that I've been gone for so long. That was never exactly the plan, but you know, sometimes life gets in the way of creative pursuits. So, what is the plan for the Design Tribe podcast moving forward? During this season of life, I have to be realistic about the fact that I just don't really have time to conduct a lot of interviews myself. But, that doesn't mean I won't in the future. I personally hate the idea of letting this podcast die just because of my own time constraints. So, I started thinking outside the box and was wondering what WOULD be feasible for the podcast moving forward. Sometimes, as artists and designers, we simply don't have time to create ALLLL of the content all by ourselves. It's probably been a year since I've even created an Instagram post for my actual feed.. I am way more active in my Stories though! But, the point is…. I started thinking what if The Design Tribe lived up to its name and became more of a collective effort? Wouldn't it be great to be able to hear from different voices and different artists who have different experiences? SO! I'm opening up the podcast to publish more guest episodes. That means, if you are an artist or designer who has conducted your own interviews… either in podcast format or on YouTube… and you'd like to repurpose your episodes for further reach, please get in touch with me! Especially, if you find yourself unable to keep up with a demanding weekly interview schedule on your own podcast… I'd love to collaborate with you! Wouldn't it be great to slow down and put our content efforts together… and get a bigger bang for your buck? Imagine if you could relax the pace and schedule out one interview per month. The Design Tribe is the perfect place to contribute those podcast episodes and reach more people. If this sounds interesting to you, please look in the show notes for an application. OKAY, so now let's get into the good stuff. Why the heck did I return to an In-House job and what was it REALLY like being a Full-Time Artist? So, I dreamed about being a full-time artist for as long as I can remember. Back in college, I was an oil painter so back then I envisioned doing something more along the lines of Fine Art. But upon graduating, I realized I needed a JOB and a stable income to pay the bills. So, I got my first job in Graphic Design at a T-shirt company. While I loved some of the people I worked with, I still longed for something more creative. That's when I discovered Textile Design. I ended up pivoting to a Textile Design job and have honestly really loved working as a Textile Designer. It's 10X more fulfilling than Graphic Design ever was, for me. However, at my first Textile Design job I worked with a lot of licensed artists. This is where I first got an education about licensing. And I started thinking, huh… how do I get onto the OTHER side of this licensing thing? I saw that these artists had their own style, their own brand, and their own name on their designs. They got to keep the copyright and license their work across multiple products. And what was really cool is that they were totally independent business owners! That sounded like something I really wanted to do. Long story short, I went independent and started my own design business back in 2019. I worked really hard to develop my own art style, I exhibited at Blueprint Trade Show, and I landed my first licensing deal. Things were starting to happen! But, the reality with licensing is that it takes a LONG TIME to get paid. I kinda already knew this and thought, “Okay… if I get can multiple deals throughout the year then it will start to build up… and I can probably replace my old salary by the end of the year.” And friend, let me just tell you that is NOT what happened. I quickly realized how difficult the licensing world is in terms of making a full-time income. I even signed with an agent, but it didn't prove to be very fruitful. I wasn't getting a lot of deals through my agent and I became really frustrated since I had no control over the process, and when I did get a deal, I had to split my income basically 50%. I thought that the agent was going to get me enough deals to make their cut worth it, but that's not what actually happened. Now, I realize that some artists are able to build 6, or even 7, figure businesses from licensing, but the truth is that licensing income can fluctuate A LOT! I learned that most artists are supplementing their licensing income with multiple streams of income, and I can guarantee that the majority of those 6, or 7, figure art businesses are doing the same. I made a lot of friends in the surface pattern world, and I'm so grateful for their transparency and kindness, and willingness to talk to me. Most artists supplement their income either with freelance work, a YouTube channel, teaching, coaching, selling books, or some other means of reliable income. This is just the reality of licensing for 99% of artists! I basically tried all of the things, which took a LOT of time. Sometimes, I felt like a chicken with its head cut off running around trying to make this independent artist thing work. I always felt spread too thin, and maybe if I had concentrated on only 1or 2 alternate streams of income, I could have had more success earlier on. But the truth is, without some experimentation you just don't really know what you enjoy doing or what's going to work for you. I realized that I absolutely hated doing freelance work, but I really enjoyed making YouTube videos and teaching classes. The funny thing is… I always thought I would love freelance work! I fantasized about working from home, making my own schedule, being able to travel and take my laptop on the go, and choosing the clients I worked with. And hey, some designers do really love working with their freelance clients! I think if you can nail down really good clients who repeatedly come back to you with a reliable stream of work, it can be a lot better. I had so many people contact me who gave me a design brief, said they wanted to hire me, and then… crickets. They would ghost me completely. For the freelance gigs I did have, I felt nickel and dime-d to the point where I dreaded working on their projects. I know, I know. Lauren, you need to charge more. I really feel like I tried to charge an appropriate amount, but I felt resentful that so many people wasted so much of my time. A lot of that time spent emailing and sending quotes and, of course, I never got paid for that time. I understand that you need to charge more to account for this if you really want to make it as a freelance designer, but that just wasn't the reality I was experiencing. I kept thinking that all I ever really wanted to do was license my artwork and see my name on my own art. I wanted to see it exist out in the world. Of course, I wanted to earn a living from it, but that could take a lot of years of build up and I didn't have that much time to spend on my portfolio alone. I kept thinking that if I need to do THIS MUCH WORK to supplement my licensing, wouldn't it just be easier to supplement it with an in-house job? You see, a lot of the ways artists supplement their income ALSO take a long time to create. It can take at least a year to write a book or create a class. With teaching online, there's all of the planning, writing, filming, editing, uploading, and designing the pages. Then after that, there's all of the MARKETING you have to do to make sure people know about your class. And yes, I enjoyed creating classes (and plan on doing more in the future!)… but I also felt like it was taking a lot of time away from actually creating art. Which is WHY I wanted to be a full-time artist in the first place! I spent so much time and energy trying to supplement my income that I was probably only spending about 10% of my time actually making art. There were definitely a lot of things I enjoyed while being a full-time artist, but ultimately, I was really stressed out about not being able to replace my old salary from my Textile Design job. So, lo and behold, a new position opened up at my old company for a Senior Designer. I was extremely interested in the category and re-joined! And in the same month, found out I was pregnant, haha. So, needless to say, the past 2 years have been a whirlwind. And, I don't say any of this to complain or kill your dreams. I think it's important to discuss the reality around licensing, because it's easy to get the impression that it's going to be this amazing passive income stream that will make you rich. All that being said, licensing is still my favorite thing to do! It's a little odd, because the money isn't amazing, but it's so rewarding to see your own prints on products and to know that you keep the copyright. At this point, it feels like a fun bonus every time I get a licensing check in the mail! My in-house job is also rewarding! Next year, I will see my textile designs on products in Target, Home Goods, and Walmart. This is very exciting and extremely satisfying! I will be able to walk through the stores and say, “Hey, I did that!” I think sometimes the narrative out there is that working an in-house job means you are some kind of failure, but I want to reject that. The fact that big box stores are buying my designs from my in-house job means I'm a pretty good designer! And sure, I admit I wish my name was going to be on the products, but it won't be, and that's perfectly okay. I have the internal satisfaction of knowing my designs are selling out in the world, and honestly, that's enough. I also find that I can be more creative when I'm more relaxed and not so stressed about money. Having a reliable paycheck every month and a 401K allows me to pay my bills and feel financially secure. When I can be more relaxed about money, I can allow myself to play, experiment, and build up my portfolio without an insane amount of pressure. I'm actually in a better place to work on my licensing portfolio, because I'm not scrambling for new freelance jobs, replying to art directors who are going to ghost me, or haggling my prices. With a reliable income, I'm also able to take more courses and level up my business needs. I also feel good about being able to provide for my daughter! I know it shouldn't be about this, but when I worked independently I realized a lot of my self-worth was tied to the amount of income I was able to bring in. Mental health was a real struggle, because I felt like if my art wasn't raking in the dollars then it was no good. And that's simply not true! I definitely felt like I grew a TON by having the experience of being an independent artist. I certainly learned way faster about the surface pattern industry by being immersed in it than I would have otherwise. I made a ton of friends and was bolder about reaching out to other designers… probably because I was spending most of my days alone. I wouldn't trade the experience at all! But, at least for now, I feel a lot more stable and relaxed by working an in-house job as a Senior Textile Designer. I say all of this so that you don't feel bad if you are still working an in-house job as well. Being a full-time artist isn't everything it's cracked up to be! Unless you have a partner to support you, or about 5 years worth of savings, or some fantastic freelance contacts… I would actually recommend keeping your side hustle as your side hustle! At least until your side hustle is earning enough to support you and you feel really secure making that leap to going independent. So, what are some of the side hustles you should work on in the meantime? If you want to be independent one day, I'd first recommend working on developing your art style. I teach an entire program on developing your Art Style, and it's the same process that worked for me when I exhibited at my first trade show. I SO wish I'd been able to take a course like this before I made the jump to being a full-time artist. I would have been able to hit the ground running. The course is called Art Style Academy and it uses my Triad Method of 3 stages to fully develop your own art style. Check out the link in the show notes if you're interested .. or you can always visit my website to find out more at LaurenLesley.com… and Lesley is spelled with an E-Y. Thanks so much for listening! I'll hopefully be back soon with some guest episodes. Bye!
In our conversation, Dave interviews Scott Allen. They discuss several leadership principles that apply to anyone in B2B marketing and sales in any part of their career. Grab a pen because you'll want to write down some of the amazing quotes that Scott keeps in his head and shared with us. Scott is such a wealth of knowledge and experience, it's easy to understand why he coaches so many Fortune 500 executives. He has an innovative, dynamic mind and know you'll love hearing from him and come away energized!========Scott J. Allen, Ph.D., is the Robert M. Ginn Institute Professor for Leadership & Social Responsibility at John Carroll University. Allen is an associate professor and teaches courses in leadership, the future of work, and executive communication. Scott's primary stream of research focuses on leadership development. Scott has published more than 50 book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. He co-authored The Little Book of Leadership Development, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, Captovation, and Online Presentations by Design, He is also the host of Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders, ranked among the world's top 3% of podcasts. In addition to writing and teaching, Scott consults, facilitates workshops, and leads retreats across industries. Recent engagements include Lubrizol, , EY, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Sherwin Williams, Toyota, Progressive, NASA-Glenn, and FedEx. Scott is the co-founder and Board Chair of the Collegiate Leadership Competition and has served on the board of the International Leadership Association, Association of Leadership Educators, and Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society.=============Follow Dave: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidloomis/Get Dave's book: Marketing Is Everything We DoInterested in learning how Voice of the Customer can grow your business? Contact Dave: firstname.lastname@example.org=============Follow Steve:https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveamiller/Get Steve's bestselling book: Uncopyable: How to Create an Unfair Advantage Over Your CompetitionWant to learn how to generate more business without spending a ton of moolah, and separate yourself from the competition? Steve's online presentations and consulting will make you UNCOPYABLE! Contact him: email@example.com
Mauricio Navarro es un joven mexicano que decide estudiar Administración de empresas en el Tecnológico de Monterrey, además de hacer un MBA por el IE Business School y dos maestrías; en Innovación por el CEDIM y en Negocios de Internet por el ISDI.Inicia su carrera profesional en CEMEX, para después pasar a la industria farmacéutica, publicidad y tecnología, en donde participa en el desarrollo de nuevas unidades de negocio, enfocado principalmente a la administración de proyectos y desarrollo de marcas.Hoy es CEO de POGEN, una compañía dedicada al análisis del comportamiento de consumidores en la industria retail. Recientemente, ha sido nominado por EY como emprendedor del año 2023, premio a otorgarse a finales del año.Mauricio es también host del pódcast No te Quedes en la Banca, donde platica con invitados que están viviendo su vida en sus propios términos. Maratonista aficionado y padre de 4 hijos.Puedes escuchar Cuentos Corporativos en vivo a través de la señal de Radiomex. Todos los martes y jueves a las 8 pm, hora de la Ciudad de México.Suscríbete aquí El newsletter de Cuentos Corporativos. Recibirás todas las semanas información sobre nuestros episodios y eventos.¿Te gustaría proponer a un invitado? Hazlo aquí o contáctanos a través de firstname.lastname@example.org¿Te gusta Cuentos Corporativos? Apóyanos con tu reseña. Déjala aquíAyúdanos a mejorar. Dinos qué opinas de Cuentos Corporativos, respondiendo esta breve encuesta. Muchas gracias!www.cuentoscorporativos.comFacebook InstagramLinkedinTwitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
New research from LIMRA and EY shows that workplaces have reached a “generational tipping point.” Millennials and Gen Z employees now make up the majority of the workforce — and are on pace to constitute 60% by 2031.1 These younger workers (42 years old and under) have different benefit preferences from the Baby Boomers and Gen X cohorts for whom benefits have traditionally been designed, and greater needs when it comes to benefits education and enrollment. LIMRA's Kimberly Landry joined John Stibal from Unum and Michael Stachowiak from Colonial Life to discuss how HR should react to this profound generational shift.A much broader view. According to Landry, LIMRA's second annual Benefits and Employee Attitude Tracker (BEAT) study shows that younger employees still want core benefits above all else. But they also want their benefits package to include a wider variety of supplemental health, wellness, mental health and other benefits. “The benefit programs of the future need to be more customizable and provide more options for employees to pick and choose from,” says Landry. [02:02]More choice means more confusion. As employers offer a larger number of benefits, they will need to increase their efforts to educate younger benefit consumers, according to Stachowiak. Stibal agrees that education is important to making informed decisions because with choice, “your employer is not making the decisions for you any longer.” [04:00]More benefits are more important. According to the LIMRA/EY Harnessing growth and seizing opportunity: 2023 Workforce Benefits Study, employers and employees both assign a high degree of importance to a fairly long list of benefit options. To compete effectively for talent, employers need to show that their benefits portfolio contains a wide range of choices to fit employees' differing needs. “About half of the employers in our survey told us they expect to be increasing the number of benefits that they offer in the next five years,” Landry says. [06:30]The biggest change since last year? Importance of leave. Employer perception of the importance of paid family and medical leave benefits jumped 26% over last year, as shown in the LIMRA/EY study. “Paid family leave sounds simple, but it's really, really complicated for employers,” says Stibal. Between complying with multiple federal, state and local leave laws and creating a good experience for employees administering leave is a challenging issue for employers. Employers may want to outsource [A1] leave management to a carrier who can provide a good combination of technology and human support. [13:00]How does all this factor into enrollment? As employers offer more benefits and as employees need more education, it's important to be mindful about how you roll out your benefits enrollment. Some best practices:Spread communication out over time in a drip campaign instead of bombarding employees with an overwhelming amount of information all at once. Talk about only one or two benefits at a time, so employees can pay equal attention to all their options. Communicate more about brand-new or unfamiliar benefits. Encourage employees to start enrolling early in the enrollment window, so they have time to ask questions and make informed decisions. [27:12]
The team continue trying to catch back up to what has been happening. Rhal makes the greatest toast, Squash has a sappy moment, Balance tries to keep the group together, and Zaltanna tries to cope with some new scars. Will their presence back in Falsam be detected by any of their foes? I guess we are about to find out... Get early access to the [Kino] campaign on Patreon! You can help support the show at http://www.Patreon.com/blighthouse Find us - Email: TheLuckyDiePodcast@gmail.com Website: www.TheLuckyDie.com Twitter: @TLDPod [Arch - @Arch_DnD] [Casey - @childofginevra] [Eyþór - @Abyzzinn] [Neil - Neil@blighthouse.studio] [Volonda - Volonda@blighthouse.studio] This is a Blighthouse Studio production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of The Ethics Experts, Nick welcomes Reid Blackman, Ph.D. Reid is the author of “Ethical Machines” (Harvard Business Review Press), Founder and CEO of Virtue, an AI ethical risk consultancy, volunteer Chief Ethics Officer for the non-profit Government Blockchain Association, and an advisor to the Canadian government on their federal AI regulations. He was also a founding member of EY's AI Advisory Board and a Senior Advisor to the Deloitte AI Institute. https://www.linkedin.com/in/reid-blackman/ www.reidblackman.com
We're previewing the week ahead with Liz Young, aka EY from SoFi. Should U.S. investors be worried about China (4:30)? Supply constraints are working against inflation (9:00). Where are yields going from here (13:30)? Nvidia earnings preview and impact on the markets (26:00). Where to go if markets turn down (28:00)? About the Show: On The Tape is a weekly podcast with CNBC Fast Money's Guy Adami, Dan Nathan and Danny Moses. They're offering takes on the biggest market-moving headlines of the week, trade ideas, in-depth analysis, tips and advice. Each episode, they are joined by prominent Wall Street participants to help viewers make smarter investment decisions. Bear market, bull market, recession, inflation or deflation… we're here to help guide your portfolio into the green. Risk Reversal brings you years of experience from former Wall Street insiders trading stocks to experts in the commodity market. Check out our show notes here Learn more about Ro body: ro.co/tape See what adding futures can do for you at cmegroup.com/onthetape. Shoot us an email at OnTheTape@riskreversal.com with any feedback, suggestions, or questions for us to answer on the pod and follow us @OnTheTapePod. We're on social: Follow Dan Nathan @RiskReversal on Twitter Follow @GuyAdami on Twitter Follow Danny Moses @DMoses34 on Twitter Follow Liz Young @LizYoungStrat on Twitter Follow us on Instagram @RiskReversalMedia Subscribe to our YouTube page
It's a perfect Thursday to love people more than cars as we have the CEO of the CMA group, Liza Borches as our guest host to talk about the new consumer data about EV adoption sentiment. We also talk about Texas' landmark charging requirement, as well as one Service Advisor who made the Auto News 40 Under 40 list. Show Notes with links:According to new studies by J.D. Power and EY, stated consumer interest in battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) is moving forward, despite charging infrastructure challenges. The research indicates a significant shift in buying intent, with BEVs predicted to capture 27% of auto sales by 2026, emphasizing the evolving landscape of the automotive industry in the midst of persistent safety concerns. J.D. Power's study found that 21% of respondents faced issues charging their BEVs at public stations, while only 3% of Tesla owners reported such issues. Tesla leads in "charging satisfaction", but its performance is declining due to sales outpacing charger availability.The EY study highlights that 57% of respondents are concerned about the dangers of home charging, particularly fires in garages. Steve Patton of EY finds this level of fear surprising.Data from Wards Intelligence reveals that 6.9% of vehicles sold in the first half of 2023 were BEVs, with luxury vehicles making up about 75% of these sales.81% of current BEV owners are likely to buy another BEVTexas is moving forward with a groundbreaking decision to mandate Tesla's technology in EV charging stations for federal funding eligibility. This move, closely watched by other states, underscores Tesla's growing influence in shaping the U.S. charging infrastructure, despite challenges from competitors and initial resistance.The federal program requires the CCS plug at a minimum but allows states to add additional requirements before distributing funds locallyDespite opposition from some charging companies saying that the mandate would slow down the expansion of infrastructure, Texas' commission unanimously approved the plan, aiming to cover at least 97% of the state's EVs with fast charge ports.Texas, the largest beneficiary of a $5 billion program for U.S. highway electrification, is setting a precedent that other states are watching closelyCMA Valley Subaru Service Manager Carmen Hinton was featured on the homepage of today's Automotive News as one of their 2023 40 Under 40 honorees. Hosts: Paul J Daly and Kyle MountsierGet the Daily Push Back email at https://www.asotu.com/ JOIN the conversation on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/asotu/ Read our most recent email at: https://www.asotu.com/media/push-back-email ASOTU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/automotivestateoftheunion
About This EpisodeTo bestselling author Simon Alexander Ong, bold is the ability to think differently and to act in ways that the majority won't. He has certainly taken bold action in his own life shifting from the world of finance to being an author, speaker, and business strategist. While sharing his professional journey, Simon also provides transformative insights and practical actions that we can take to control and increase our own energy. Breaking down energy into four dimensions (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual), Simon emphasizes that the key to progress and productivity lies not in how we manage our time, but in how we manage our energy. He also speaks to the role and importance of curiosity, gratitude, and communication in our success. Tune in to learn more about your own energy and how you can hone it to reach the next level in your life. About Simon Alexander OngSimon Alexander Ong is a bestselling author, international keynote speaker and business strategist. His work has seen him invited onto Sky News and BBC to be interviewed, while he has been featured in the likes of Forbes and Harvard Business Review. He has spoken at organizations such as Barclays, Salesforces, Adobe, EY and Microsoft. And his debut book Energize, published by Penguin in 2022 became an instant bestseller, receiving endorsements from the likes of New York Times bestselling authors Simon Sinek, Marie Forleo and Marshall Goldsmith. In 2023, Energize was also awarded Book of the Year within the Wellness & Wellbeing category at The Business Book Awards. Additional ResourcesWebsite: https://www.simonalexanderong.com/Check Out His New Book, Energize: https://getenergizebook.com/LinkedIn: @SimonAlexanderOng Instagram: @SimonAlexanderO YouTube: @SimonAlexanderO
On this weeks' episode, we are joined by two senior officers of a university, as well as by MSA Design's Director of Preservation and Historic Rehabilitation to discuss a mid-century modern national landmark - the Mater Dei Chapel in Cincinnati. Learn more about the Chapel by clicking this link: https://www.msj.edu/about/facilities/mater-dei-chapel/index.html Jeffrey Briggs is the Chief Financial Officer of Mount Saint Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Business, Accountancy, and Management Information Systems from Miami University, an M.B.A. from The Ohio State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. After a career in public accounting with EY, Jeff has worked in Higher Education finance roles for nearly 20 years. He has been in his current role at the Mount since 2017. Jeff has served several not-for-profit Board of Trustees and finance committees. In his spare time, he can usually be found at the Westside Brewery on Tuesday nights for trivia with his fellow dad-bros on "Team Bad Dad Joke." He resides in Green Township, Ohio with his wife Judith and their two college-aged daughters. Sister Karen Elliott is the Chief Mission Officer of Mount Saint Joseph University. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Sister Karen attended Julienne High School prior to attending Wright State University where she earned her bachelor's degree in education with an emphasis on Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders. During these years she earned eight varsity letters in volleyball, basketball, and softball. In 1980 Karen entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood. Her graduate studies include a master's degree in theology from St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont received in 1993, and a Doctor of Ministry degree with a concentration in Sacred Scripture from Barry University in Miami, Florida in 2004. Sister Karen has ministered as a teacher, Director of Religious Education, a youth minister, an athletic director, campus minister, as well as collegiate positions as chair of religious studies and full professor. Sister Karen has served as a faculty presenter on Sacred Scripture in the Lay Ministry Formation Program and a homiletics assessor for the Permanent Diaconate Program in the Diocese of Toledo. Sister Karen was a visiting professor Mumbai, India and was a presenter for the Australian Catholic University's Campus Ministry Team in Melbourne. She authored the book, Women in Ministry and the Writings of Paul, published in 2010 by Anselm Academic. In a non-theological aspect of her life, Sister Karen was inducted into the Dayton Amateur Softball Commission's Hall of Fame in September 2006 in recognition of her softball career. Madeline "Maddie" Williams is the Director of Preservation and Historic Rehabilitation at MSA Design. Maddie leads the Historic Preservation practice firm wide for MSA and serves as a resource to building owners, contractors, architects, and agencies on strategies to renovate and redevelop historic structures. This includes advising on historic building assessments, grant applications, historic tax credits, and developing strategies to rehabilitate historic buildings. A native of Connecticut, her junior ice hockey career led to a scholarship at Lake Forest College in Chicago. While at Lake Forest, she was named captain of the Forester Varsity Women's Ice Hockey Team. Her interest in Preservation was sparked while surrounded by the architecture of Chicago and led her to complete a bachelor's degree in architectural history. She then went on to earn a Master's in Historic Preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A self-proclaimed "Liberal Preservationist", Maddie believes that historic buildings should 'tell their story', but also be free to be adapted for modern uses. Maddie, her husband, and two daughters reside in a small, historic town on the east side of Greater Cincinnati.
The second thing I did for overcoming impostor syndrome was just adopting this 1% better mindset that you're not seeking perfection. Every month or every year, you're going to improve yourself a little bit. The third thing is to just say yes to opportunity, even if you don't feel like you're 100% fit. And I think that goes more for applying for roles if you're looking for jobs, if you don't meet 100% of the job description, that's okay, you should still apply. Privacy is such an emerging field, and people encourage diversity, so you never know what your unique skill set would bring to the organisation, and maybe that's what they're looking for. So just say yes to job opportunities. Apply to speak at different conferences. Even if you don't think you have a very compelling story, you are judging yourself more harshly than others are.Attention Privacy Professionals, this episode is tailor-made for YOU! Join us as Jamal and Nandita dive deep into the strategies that will skyrocket your career.In this episode, we discuss:Practical tips to continue upskill and stay ahead of the curve.How to position yourself effectively and switch roles without starting from scratchHow to step out of your comfort zone and develop your personal brand with confidence Uncover the secrets to supercharge your privacy career!Nandita Rao Narla is the Head of Technical Privacy and Governance at DoorDash, where she leads the privacy engineering, privacy assurance and privacy operations teams. Previously, she was part of the founding team of NVISIONx.ai, a data profiling startup that classifies enterprise data to optimize security controls and solve privacy compliance challenges. As an advisory manager at EY, she focused on leveraging data governance to enhance privacy programs, scaling risk management functions, and driving data protection initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. Nandita currently serves on the Advisory Boards and committees for privacy and cybersecurity focused non-profits such as Extended Reality Safety Initiative (XRSI), Institute of Operational Privacy by Design, NIST, Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference, and IAPP - Privacy Engineering. Nandita holds an MS in Information Security from Carnegie Mellon University, a BTech in Computer Science from JNT University, and privacy and security certifications such as FIP, CIPP/US, CIPT, CIPM, CDPSE, CISM, CRISC, and CISA.If you're ready to transform your career and become the go-to GDPR expert, download the first chapter of 'The Easy Peasy Guide To The GDPR' here: https://www.bestgdprbook.com/Follow Jamal on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmjahmed/Follow Nandita on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nandita-narla/Get Exclusive Insights, Secret Expert Tips & Actionable Resources For A Thriving Privacy Career That We Only Share With Email Subscribers► https://newsletter.privacypros.academy/sign-upSubscribe to the Privacy Pros Academy YouTube Channel► https://www.youtube.com/c/PrivacyProsJoin the Privacy Pros Academy Private Facebook Group for:Free LIVE TrainingFree Easy Peasy Data Privacy GuidesData Protection Updates and so much...