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We are so thrilled to welcome renowned and veteran architect Peter Pennoyer to the show. Over the last 30 years, he has grown his business, Peter Pennoyer Architects, to a 50-person firm of architects, interior designers, and related professionals with projects completed all over the world. He has co-written seven (!!!) books including most recently the introduction for Rowdy Meadow: House - Land - Art available now. We talk in-depth about the house in the book, the many details involved, and Peter's approach to this and every project. Also, be sure to take our survey at the end of the episode! What You'll Hear on This Episode: Trials & Triumphs with a basement turned art studio, communicating with a builder and architect, hosting visitors, falling in love with a hallway, modern sconces, gardening fails, robot vacuums, and maternity leave! Background on the house and property in Peter's new book Rowdy Meadow: House - Land - Art. Were all of the craftsmen on the house based locally in Cleveland? Peter gives a description of what the Czech Cubism of the house looks like and its origin. How long was the design process? Was it difficult to make the house feel like home while also being museum-quality? More about the incredible tilework of the house. How was it mixing antique pieces with modern pieces? What it was like coordinating with so many people on a project. What it was like working with all the landscaping and incorporating it into the design. What is Peter's favorite part of the house? Did Peter approach this project the same as his other projects? Creating a 16-sided room! What is Peter's favorite part of any building process? Why Peter recommends every design professional visits Prague. Decorating Dilemma Hi Consuela, I think you're very lucky that your apartment is facing South on a high floor, is full of light, and that the living room has windows on the long side. There are two ways to do this. One is to place an L-shaped couch in the Northeast corner of the room with maybe a club chair facing into the corner. Then place the TV to the left of the window on the other wall. This will give you more space to have a larger desk which could also double as a table to host friends to eat in that room instead of the small breakfast room. With this option, you would have to take that door off the hinges. It's taking up too much room and I don't think you'll ever close that. The other way is to have the TV on the narrow, East end of the room. And then place a sofa and two chairs in a more conventional set up around the fireplace facing the TV. It would also give you plenty of room to put the desk against the West wall. With either option, I think you could hang a fabric panel or identical large-size mirrors on the niches of the fireplace wall. I think the radiator would look better if you take that large box off of it (if you don't have small children) and you could pay someone to clean it up and paint it. This is a really great NYC apartment with a beautiful view. Good luck and please send us after photos! We want to see if you chose option 1 or 2… or neither! As always, we recommend using our Room Planner. Mentioned in This Episode: Peter Pennoyer Architects Peter Pennoyer on Instagram Rowdy Meadow: House - Land - Art Stray Dog Designs A Year at Clove Brook Farm by Christopher Spitzmiller
Should you be further along? This is a thought that comes up a lot for my clients, and it came up again for 2 clients in my group coaching program this week. When it comes to seeing what others have, or feeling pressure about where we are in life, it can be painful and cause mind drama. It is pressure like this that keeps you stuck and pushes your ideal person away. You have the ability to shift your thoughts and practice new ones that serve you! So let's clean up the drama around where you should be, and start to love where you are. If you are ready to clean up your heart in a different way, then I invite you to join my group coaching program, Stop Wanting Him Back and Find Someone Better. It's a one year program where I coach you through the three results of stopping wanting Mr. or Ms. Wrong Back, falling in love with you, and finding someone better. We do this through three calls a week, plus you have access to “Ask A Coach” where you can write in and get a coached response within 24 hours, as well as access to over over 60 videos of coaching. To learn more and apply, go to https://course.clairetheheartbreakcoach.com/Topics In This EpisodeStop should-ing on yourselfThe time it takes to get over someoneBeing single is not a problemThe biggest turn off to anyone you may be datingYou are exactly where you should beAre you staying stuck in your victim story?The 4 steps to loving where you areResourcesEpisode: Being Single Should NEVER Be A ProblemIf you have questions about my group program, or to schedule a consultation call, email email@example.com PLEASE NOTE: Claire refers to her exes and the listener's ex as a “he,” based on her own personal experience as a heterosexual female, but this work can be applied to ANYONE going through heartbreak. ALL genders and sexual orientations are encouraged to listen and apply Claire's tools into their own lives!Editing and show notes by Roth Media
For episode 2 of Season 6 Robert is joined by a Colorado Springs Switchback's Soccer Player. Rony Argueta is an American soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC in the USL Championship. On this podcast Rony shares his story with falling in love with the sport of soccer and the ups and downs that he's seen throughout his career. He also shares some great advice about being a team player and carrying a spirit of positivity through thick and thin. This is an incredible conversation between two avid sports fans that delves into the psychology of success. Find Rony: https://www.instagram.com/ronyargueta_ Sponsored by Element Kombucha (Use Code 'RPG11' To Save 11% At Checkout) https://elementkombucha.com/ Visit our Shop: https://SheathUnderwear.com Use code 'RPG' for 20% off storewide Show Notes:
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Sonnets Of The Portuguese - Plus A Great Love Story! Hi, I'm Christy Shriver, and we're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us. And I'm Garry Shriver, and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast. This is our second week in a two part series discussing one of English Language literature's most romantic couples- the poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Last week, we introduced Robert Browning and his notable dramatic monologue My Last Duchess which gives voice to a twisted psychopath. We talked a little bit about Robert Browning's life, but not too much. This week we'll return to his story as well as introduce his remarkable wife and her poetry, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Christy, am I correct when I say that during their lifetimes, she was famous and he was the Mr. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, so to speak? Also, am I also correct that the man who wrote about the most twisted love relationship in British poetry also arguably had one of the most famous personal love stories! You are correct on both accounts- although, in his defense, in regard to the second fiddle Robert played to Elizabeth during her life, history has elevated him over the years. And been less kind to her, am I right about that? For a while-you're right- the world turned on Elizabeth, or EBB, as she signed her things. Wait= stop there- EBB for Elizabeth Barrett Browning? She went by that? Well, she had a family nickname BA, but in her professional life-Yes- she signed everything EBB but there is a story. When she was single she was Elizabeth Barrett Barrett- so, she started that before she got married. When she got married, she kept up the EBB- it avoided all the normal name confusion women deal with when they marry later in life and have the hassle of changing identities. In her case, sticking with thethe initials just made it easy. That worked out. I agree- Anyway- back to your point that history was RUDE to her. There was a period of about 100 years where people really criticized put her down. Virginia Wolfe, specifically, wrote what to me is a cruel essay about EBB's most accomplished piece of poetry, a long epic novel in poem form called Aurora Leigh. Wolfe is very condescending for many reasons, but from my perspective, Wolfe just didn't like poetry very much, and Aurora leigh is an epic poem. So, EBB, for about a 100 years drifted along on the coat tails of her husband, ironically, whose reputation gained ground over that same period of time. It was this giant reversal after death. Huh- I guess it's a good thing they were both gone- that could have brought some marital complications! So true, but maybe they would have laughed. When they were alive, Robert Browning once said that the only way he could get a publisher to look at his work was if he promised he'd get Elizabeth to print something with them. Today, though, over two hundred years later, we can all be relieved to know, history has decided to let them rest together in peace. They are both viewed in high regard in their own rights. The Wolfe crowd has settled down, and we can see EBB with a more balanced perspective, especially her work Aurora Leigh- something notable but more than we can really handle in one episode- I did want to mention because it was EBB's masterpiece- and something that is quite original- if you like her stuff or if you like epic poetry, you should check it out. No one has really done an epic poem about a female hero like her either before or since, at least that I know anything about. When it came out It was extremely popular, as well as quite scandalous. It's a plot driven story, and Marian Erle, a heroine in the stories, gets raped, has a child, refuses to hide the fact that it was a product of rape and does not take a proposal in marriage that would redeem her reputation as a fallen woman, so to speak. It has been said that women read it secretly under their sheets so as not to be discovered, and EBB loved that. Let me just tell you, that might scandalize readers even todayOh my, I'd say that's a very different hero than Odysseus or Gilgamesh, and I can see why Aurora Leigh was so popular so quickly not just in Britain but in America- in fact,. I read it hadsomewhere that they printed over 20 editions before the end of the 19th century. But, let's back up and get a little of the back story on this scandalous Victorian celebrity. Okay- boring stuff first. EBB was born on March 6, 1806, the eldest of TWELVE children to very prominent people. Her father's family, the Barrett's owned thousands of acres of sugar plantation in Jamaica plus all the slaves that went with that. The Barrett's had gobs of money. Her early years were happy, and for a while she lived in a fairy land. Her father built this incredibly lavish estate, and she had free reign to roam at will, and that's exactly what she did. In one sense, her family was progressive. They encouraged and even supported her studying, and she did and loved it. She had an excellent private tutor and she worked hard- even though at the time for a woman there wasn't much point in it. She received a very good classical education becoming proficient in both Greek and Latin. She read all of the time and anything she could get her hands on- which was a lot. She also got into poetry writing pretty early on. She wrote for everyone and all the time. Her father called her the Poet Laureate of Hope End (that was the name of their estate). He even sponsored the publication of her first epic poem she was only 13. Can you imagine a proud father publishing his teenage daughter's epic poem- that's definitely a rich kid thing to do. Well, it certainly was and an indication that her life was all just dreamy…until it wasn't. First, The Barrett's, as in the extended family, had some sort of squabble about the sugar plantation money and somehow, I'm not sure how, Elizabeth's dad, lost a big chunk of it. They lost the big fancy estate and had to move into some sort of temporary housing. Then, and this is even worse although, it seems what I'm about to describe happened to a lot of women during this time period, at age 15, she started getting really sick with no commensurate explanation. To this day, her illness is undiagnosed, but she had all kinds of symptoms that left her weak to the point of literally being physically disabled. What did they say it was at the time? And as historians have looked back through the record is there an idea today about what made her sick? Two good questions. Well, of course, her family tried everything, including moving to live by the seaside- which we've seen in a lot of British literature- that came up even in Emma. But in her case her health never really improved. By the time she was 25, her family was living in London,but that place wasn't really known at the time for its fresh air- think the chimney sweeper or Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins. What happened to poor Elizabeth is that she ended up spending all of her time confined in a bedroom in that famous address associated with her today- 50 Wimpole Street. Well, I'm not sure about 50 Wimpole street, but isn't 57 Wimpole street the famous home of Paul McCartney- the place where he and John Lennon wrote “I want to Hold your Hand” and then later “Yesterday”. Yes- that's a little bit after EBB's time there, though. HA. But actually, they did make a fairly famous movie called The Barretts at Wimpole Street about Elizabeth Barrett Browning. So, there's that too. Anyway, back to EBB's health- Victorian London, in general, was dirty and smoggy, and so Elizabeth ended up basically being locked up in her room theoretically for her own good. There is a school of thought that suggests that Some of her problems were connected to an issue with her spine from an injury she got from falling off a horse. We also know for a fact she had a lot of trouble with her lungs. I think the most trustworthy sources say she probably had spinal tuberculosis. Honestly, I really don't really know what was wrong with her except to say that by the time she was twenty-five, it seems she was pretty much disabled. And, if that wasn't enough, she has another issue- again fairly common for the time period. Her doctors- proscribed to her meds- and you can probably guess where I'm going with this- that were addictive- and like so many back then as well as today- she became an opium addict, of course, all under her doctor's care. This seems a little horrifying to me, partly because we just finished watching the Netflix series The Pharmacist which was an expose on the opium problem in the United States connected to Oxycotin and the ensuing 400,000 overdoses directedly related to that drug. But Garry, clearly, opium addiction is not a 21st century phenomenon, we talked about it a little bit with Frankenstein because it surfaced a little in that book, and even though this is a little tangential, it's interesting to me, so tell us about what opium addiction looked like in the 19th century and why would a little doted on homeschool girl wind up addicted to it? Sure, wellFirst let's establish what it was she was taking. It was a common drug called laudanum is what Elizabeth Barrett Browning was addicted to.. She wasn't popping pills or shooting up. anything. Laudanum was an alcoholic herbal preparation thatand was 10% opium. It was prescribed pretty much for everything: it was used as a pain reliever, a cough suppressant, it was used to control depression, heart palpitations. It was given as a sleeping pill, menstrual cramps were treated with laudanum. Just likeEven worse than oxycotin in the early days of the opioid epidemic today, itlaudanum was an entirely uncontrolled substance. Almost no one took the side effects of the drug seriously- and there were a lot of them- But another point to understand, and again this is just like opioids today- there was that associated euphoria people experienced from taking the drug that encouraged it's people to use it. Why not, right? It's not hurting anything, and it makes me feel good. . However, as we all know, thatdrug euphoria comes at a cost and the cost was depression, the slurred speech, the restlessness, poor concentration, and of course, theif you ever wanted to get off, terrible withdrawal symptoms. Here's one crazy fun fact that might blow your mind- Itlaudanum was even spoon fed to infants, if you can believe that. No way! But before we judge too quickly with the arrogance of the present, we have to remember, that it wasn't until 1899 that aspirin was invented. These were days when there were no antibiotics, no mild tranquiliers; not much of anything and people needed help- not just pain relief, but with all kinds of things, and this is what they had. Do you think Barrett's prolonged disabilities could be connected with her drug use? I'm sure it's possible, but I really don't know. Laudanum has no curative properties. After they got married, Robert Browning did help her reduce her drug use significantly, and in fact, she reduced her dosage to where she was finally able to get pregnant after two miscarriages related to laudanum. After marrying him, her entire health condition improved actually. She even got to where she could walk again, but I'm not sure what all the factors were that contributed to her general improved health. She was definitely in a better climate and presumably happy. I do want to be clear, there was no stigma at that time in using laudanum, so we don't need to see her as dark or even unconventional because she was a laudanum user. Lots and lots of people used it for all kinds of things and lots were addicted- including names we recognize like Charles Dickens. Okay-moving on to the love story- so Elizabeth was pretty much locked up in her room, disabled but otherwise living a fairly engaging intellectual life. She was writing poetry, writing letters and basically building a literary career out of that bedroom, even in her disabled state. In 1838, she published a book of poetry called The Seraphim and Other Poems and that one was met with a lot of critical success- oh and let me note- Elizabeth Barrett Browning published her work under her own name!!! That wasn't what a lot of women writers were doing. But, because her work was well received and NOT anonymous, this led to her corresponding via the mail and making friends with important literary figures of her day- some we've even heard of today- famous people like William Wordsworth and Edgar Allan Poe. In 1844, she published another book of poetry, and it met even more success- and it was the publication of this book that changed her personal life completely. In one of the poems in this collection, the poem's name, btw, was “Lady Geraldine's Courtship”, If you're interested, but in this poem she references the poetry of another fairly obscure British poet, a man by the name of Robert Browning. Well, this obscure poet, Robert, was highly flattered to be noticed by someone who was now quite famous, and wrote her a letter thanking her for the shout out. However, this was not your run of the mill thank you note. In his thank you letter he very forwardly and now famously said this, “I love your verses with all my heart, Miss Barrett”…”, I do, as I say, love these books with all my heart- and I love you too.” Ha! That is forward. Robert Browning was very much a very bold suitor- no doubt. He pursued Elizabeth and all throughvia the mail. I was amazed to read there are over 573 letters between these two, and these letters pretty much document the story of two people falling in love. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan's email drama has nothing on these two!! They wrote each other every day and seemingly pretty much about everything in the world. These were not check in texts. These were not Joey Tribiani lines like “what's up!”- they were full on epistles. So true, and these letters have been popular reading material ever since- for those of us who want to take stalking to the next level and stalk the love lives of the dead. You really get an intimate look at two people falling in love. Elizabeth said they were “talking upon paper”. When you read the letters, you literally feel like you are injecting yourself into their private world. Mostly because you are. I guess that's true, but it is sweet. Here's a clip for you to see what I mean. “You've come to me as a dream comes, as the best of dreams comes.” That's Elizabeth to Robert. And Robert Browning responds in the same sorts of ways, “I have loved you all my Life unawares- that is the idea of you.” It's a very special back and forth that has been preserved, and they were clearly falling in love now before the eyes of the world and posterity- but we also see that Elizabeth was not totally sure marriage was the path for her. No, she had a couple of serious hesitations. Not the least of these was her father. He absolutely did not believe in allowing his children to get married- especially Elizabeth, and by that I mean not ever. They were a close family, and that put her in a terrible position. To marry Robert would be to cut off her father. Her relationship with her father otherwise was good- if you take out the tyrannical controlling thing- I know that kind of fails the say out loud test. And of course we see in the letters that Robert, obviously was totally against this kind control over her. That was one big problem, but she was also concerned about her disability and her age. She was six years older. Would this really work? By the time, they got married she was 40- today 40 is the new 20, but she didn't feel that way. She felt past her prime. These are some of the insecurities, we will see her write about in her love sonnets. But, at the end of the day, Robert did love her. He wanted the relationship to work. And despite her father's objections, he visited her home 91 times unrelenting in wanting a relationship with Elizabeth. Garry, do you have a theory as to what Mr. Barrett had against Robert or marriage in general? Well, for one thing, he thought Robert might be trying to use Elizabeth's fame for his own career- and that would be understandable, I guess, although for a 40 year old, today that seems her problem not his. But the bigger problem was sex in general. From everything I've read he was a good father and loved his daughter. Elizabeth, who they calledhis Ba- in many ways she his pride and joy. He struggled with his daughter having her own sexual identity- he had idealized her. It seems that as he got older, the sex piece was just more than he could handle. This sort of thing happens even today. Well, the locking the daughter up in the room plan failed. I will say those plans usually do. Robert and Elizabeth were in love, and on September 12 1846, with the help of her maid, Elizabeth sneaks out of the house and marries Robert. One oddity is that after they get married, she had to sneak back into her father's house and live there secretly married for another week before they could work out their train tickets to Italy. But they did ran away together and eventually settled in Florence and where they lived for the rest of Elizabeth's life. One unfortunate fall out is that her father never got over the elopement. He disowned her; cut her off financially and never spoke to her again. He would die never to see his daughter again. That's sad. I suspect she knew that was a possibility, and the reason for her hesitation. I'm also sure that really hurt, but she didn't seem to regret her decision. Italy was her choice. She'd loved it from her classical studies. The doctors insisted it would significantly improve her health- which it did. She also wanted Robert and a life with Robert, so Italy was the plan. After three miscarriages, they had a son, she began walking again; she got involved with European politics, supported the the Unification of Italy, took stands on women's rights issues. She was fully engaged in a life there. In 1850, she would publish another collection of poetry- this one contained what she is most famous for- her “Sonnets from the Portuguese”. Selections from this work is what we're going to read. These were poems she had written to Robert during those days when she was living locked up in that room on Wimpole street. She wrote 44 love sonnets to Robert, but she didn't give them to Robert until after they were married. What's the connection with the Portuguese? Well, when they were dating, Elizabeth wrote a poem about a Portuguese girl named Catarina who was beloved. Robert loved it and always connected Elizabeth to this fictional girl Catarina from the poem. When Elizabeth published these love sonnets it was kind of an inside joke- the speaker is the Portuguese (her) and the poems are all love poems to her husband. Sonnets from the Portuguese. Also, you may remember from Robert's life- he had kind of a bad experience with writing personal confessional poems, so when it came to publishing truly personal poems, he wanted her to create some distance between the speaker of the poem. So, they basically pretended she translated the sonnets. I like the idea- although, I will say, it's not super-well disguised. So, why are these love sonnets so popular? For one, there's just the idea that they are so so sweet. And since their love life is so well documented with their letters, the personal story makes the sentiments in the sonnets charming. Elizabeth was 39 years old. She considers herself past her prime when they met. She was disabled. She expresses what to me seems like a disbelief someone she found to be as amazing as this man she admired really truly loved her. On his part, it's kind of a female fantasy- it's sweet- against a lot of big obstacles,he made her believe he loved her because he did. He really did. He was equally enamoured with her. He admired her. He wondered how could a woman as brilliant as this woman love me? And there we have something special- a mutual admiration- it is this mutual admiration that led to a real intellectual exchange. In these letters we watch this intellectual exchange develop into a reciprocity of respect and from this respect we see trust and then intimacy. All of this, of course, is exactly the kind of thing Ibsen advocates for in A Doll's House. The Browning's relationship is the exact opposite of the Helmer marriage. The BrownsingsThe Brownings started as intellectual equals but then emotionally connect. After many months of back and forth, after many doubts, we finally land on those famous lines most of us recognize from grocery store valentine cards that young boys glue boxes of chocolates or put in the arms of teddy bears. “How do I love thee, let me count the ways?” I really like Elizabeth; but I also like Robert. He loved her for who she was. He was bold; he took risks. This is something young men aren't often encouraged to do. For whatever reason, Robert demonstrated leadership, and Elizabeth absolutely reciprocated this strength back to him. Sonnets from the Portuguese take us on her journey. And because we know the true story of their real-life romance- the sonnets just seem sweet, romantic and precious. You seem smitten, Christy, should I be concerned? Or should I write sonnets? Oh, you should definitely write sonnets, But let me say, there is more to appreciate about these love sonnets than just the love confession. EBB was a rhetorician- and you know I love rhetoric- persuasion. These poems don't just express emotion. They are making an articulate argument- she's making a statement one I find interesting and relevant. Because Elizabeth was a product of the Victorian era, she had a very specific understanding of the view of the ideal woman of her day. However, she was an intellectual, her father had done her the disservice of introducing her to Greek and Latin philosophy. She was enamored with the female poet Sapphos- so as she sat in the confining room on Wimpole street, receiving letters from Robert- she found herself thinking- what does something like romantic love mean for someone like me? I don't need a man for money? I don't need a man for a career? I don't even need a man for love- my father loves me. What is romance? What is love? What is a relationship between a man and a roman? She sat around her room a thought about those sort of things and she draws conclusions. For one thing, she defines female love in a different way- it doesn't have to be the same thing as masculine love- but it also doesn't have to be this frail Victorian helpless type she found typical of the age- she defines feminine love in a stronger way. For EBB love comes from confidence and fills the lover with confidence. In the beginning we see a woman who was confident in her intelligence; confident in her work, confidenr in her family, but not necessarily confident in any romantic sense. And how many of us can relate to that? This was exactly me as a high school and college student- if I'm being honest. One thing that stands out to me is this idea the frail female. This WAS the ideal female for a lot of men at this time period. Of course, most men, even today, want to be strong for a significant lover or the love of women in general, but this dramatic idea of the sickly and frail woman is very typical of the Victorian period. I can see that a woman expressing powerful confidence was not something people expected from a female in a romantic relationship and certainly not in a female romantic figure. Exactly, and EBB, who ironically was sickly, didn't want that to be the reason someone loved her. She ran from that. In fact, she even ran from being appreciated for being a woman in general. When Wordsworth died, England needed a new poet Laureate, Elizabeth's name was recommended to succeed him. The argument was that there should be a woman poet Laureate for the nation because there was a woman monarch. Barrett took issue with this- she made the statement that she was not a poetess but a poet and she thought poetry should be judged by its merits not by the sex of its writers. HA!! 19th century cross-sectional politics. I know, right, but here's why I bring it up. When it came to her poetry, she didn't want to be looked at as a woman-as in a hyphenated sub-group. She saw this kind of thing as patronizing like how I heard boys talk about girl athletes when I was a kid- phrases like, “she's pretty fast- for a girl.” That was not Elizabeth's thing. It's why didn't use a pseudonym like George Eliot or Emily Bronte who went by Ellis Bell. Hiding your gender professionally was totally acceptable. But it seems to me that for EBB she wanted to say- I am a woman- know that-, I have the feelings and desires define me as a woman. I will write about women and what women care about. I will show how I as a woman see the world and I will stand confidently this. This is an important thing to do. Don't patronize me by qualifying me by gender; I define my femininity for myself. But all of that only applies to outside relationships. n So, how does it apply to personal relationships? It seems crazy, and unljikely but somehow, she and Robert were on the same page in their understanding of how men and women should relate. He was not intimated by her professional success at all, and he really should have been. She was very well known; he was not. Their personal relationship was all theirs. She was a woman who wanted to be desired, to be cherished, to be loved and adored- and he wanted very much to do all those things for her. That is a very traditional relationship, and maybe Victorian in nature- but I have to be honest, I love all those very same things. As we read these poems, I see a powerful writer but also a dreamy love-struck woman. “As the prisoners think of liberty, as the dying think of heaven so I think of you.” That is another quote from one of her letters to Robert- but in this line we see a brave but smitten female voice. So, you're saying, she's not writing as someone trying to be coy or silently waiting to be seduced. Exactly, she does want to be seduced; she's just dropping the silent part. Sonnets from the Portuguese are in sequence; they take us through her evolution of thinking and her emotions on this experience of falling in love. In sonnets 1-2 we see the woman speaker as object of man- she is not the creator of her own poetic voice yet. And this of course is what we think of when we think of traditional love poetry- man loves woman- man speaks- woman stays silent- just think about the convention of the sonnets in particular- especially Petrarchan sonnets. That's what they were all about. Now, we don't need to rehash our entire episode on Petrarch- although he's worth listening to if you haven't listened to that podcast- or at least not in a while- but, by way of reminder, Petrarch wrote sonnets to a woman named Laura who did not return his affection- the entire genre of the Petrarchan sonnet is about objectifying women. In fact, I'm pretty sure Petrarch never really even refers to Laura as a whole human being- it's always her hair, or her breasts, her voice, her smile- even the name Laura- some people think just stands in for the word Laurel. You're right. Laura is distant- impersonal- an ideal. The sonnets are mostly about Petrarch- the man- not the woman at all. Elizabeth is to not just going to reverse this- she's going to redefine the sonnet genre entirely. She's going to say, I'm the object- yes- I want to be the object, but I'm also the speaker- I am not silent. I am a recipient of a love that empowers, but I am also the giver of a love that emboldens. The poetic relationship in these sonnets is reciprocal- His love calls for her poems- SHE writes them. In a sense, he is a magic prince who kisses and restores her- she sees him like this- but she is not weak, she is not powerless- even in her physical fraility- even in her age- and she did see herself as kind of past her prime maybe physically but definitely not creatively or professionally. SHE is the creator of the art here- she is creating this new idea that I can be a the muse for love and the creator of its art. I also want to point out that their relationship, although it is intellectual, it is not platonic. It's very romantic and there is a lot that is physical here… and some of this is erotic to be honest… He was bold towards her, but now she reciprocates with boldness of her own…. Well, that could get interesting. I think so, but we'll let you read those on your own, though. Okay- so, we're going to read three of her sonnets? Yes, I want to. I think it's nice to try to see a little bit of the progression we've been talking about- how they kind of show her evolving into her own understanding of her relationship. We won't overdo the analysis thing because there are three of them- and we'll just try to enjoy them more holistically. We'll start with 14, move to 22 and then finish with the famous 43- the one most people know. Sonnet 14 If thou must love me, let it be for nought Except for love's sake only. Do not say, "I love her for her smile—her look—her way Of speaking gently,—for a trick of thought That falls in well with mine, and certes brought A sense of pleasant ease on such a day"— For these things in themselves, Belovèd, may Be changed, or change for thee—and love, so wrought, May be unwrought so. Neither love me for Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry: A creature might forget to weep, who bore Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby! But love me for love's sake, that evermore Thou mayst love on, through love's eternity. It seems very straightforward and easy to understand for me. It really is. Just to give a little introduction to the form, notice that it is in iambic pentamenter, that means there are five strong beats in every line- just like in most every other sonnet in the world. Also, just like Petrarch, there is a rhyme scheme abba abba cdcdcd. But, that's as far as she will follow Petrarch's model. In fact, she's almost responding to Petrarch- don't love me like Petrarch loved Laura. He loved her for stuff- for her smile, her look, her way… all that garbage… don't even love me for any cute thing I say, or even what you do for me and how it makes you feel to do stuff for me, like wipe tears from my cheeks- nonsense like that…I'm just not interested. If we're going to do this love thing, we need to get past all that and figure out something much deeper …the smile and tears stuff isn't enough. “Love me for love's sake, that evermore though mayst love, on, through love's eternity.” Well, it's a very ornate style- and it's understandable in light of what we know about her own personal underconfidences that she would talk like this, but like I said before, I really enjoy seeing a mature woman experience a deep and intimate love- she's allowing herself to enjoy all the emotions of love like most people associate with you, but it's not immature love, it establishs reciprocal terms. Another point I want to make before we read the next one, and this may be one of the reasons her poetry was so ill-received in the 20th century, EBB has no trouble exploring her doubts and underconfidences in her romantic relationship. And we see that a little here, although the earlier ones had more of it. She seems slightly concerned that if the love relies too much on the physical, it might be a bust. Feminist critics of the 20th century didn't like that. They said things like, she's lowering herself in the relationship when she should be promoting herself. And there is a real sense that that is true- she clearly submits to Robert in these sonnets- on purpose- but here is the difference that I think has since redeemed her- it's a reciprocated submission- it's not something that Robert himself was not doing. Today, as we read her poems, we aren't really offended by her vulnerability. In fact, the honesty has been reinterpreted as confidence. It takes quite a bit of sincerity and confidence to be openly underconfident and dependent- as paradoxical as it sounds. Well, of course, I agree with that. And I have to think, from a psychological point of view, that being in love and writing about how it makes you feel at age 39 as opposed to 19 is probably why she can be vulnerable about her self-doubts without coming across as weak and pitiful. She's already been through the adolescent stuff as a totally separate issue, so as she tries to understand what about love is overwhelming her and making her feel so differently- she can separate what is unique about this particular love relationship from regular developmental issues of underconfidence or even the loving relationships she's already experienced from her family- which we have to remember- she'd been adored her entire life. Let's read 22- we can see the tone has shifted. There's been a progression from love me for love's sake to now WHEN we stand erect…the posture is very different. Let's read it. When our two souls stand up erect and strong, Face to face, silent, drawing nigh and nigher, Until the lengthening wings break into fire At either curvèd point,—what bitter wrong Can the earth do to us, that we should not long Be here contented? Think. In mounting higher, The angels would press on us and aspire To drop some golden orb of perfect song Into our deep, dear silence. Let us stay Rather on earth, Belovèd,—where the unfit Contrarious moods of men recoil away And isolate pure spirits, and permit A place to stand and love in for a day, With darkness and the death-hour rounding it. Again, we have the same iambic pentameter- five strong beats in every line. We have the rhyme scheme Abba Abba cdcdcd. But what we notice more than the rhyme change is the tone change. Traditionally in the Petrarchean sonnet the first eight lines set up a question and then the second six lines answer it. There's a turn. In this one, the first eight lines or the octave are going to define the status of their love as it is now. The last six will argue- quite untraditionally that they need to stop time and just stay in the present moment. HA!! Wouldn't that be nice to be able to do. Yeah- but I guess it's a nice sentiment even if a bit unrealistic. I guess that's why she can enjoy it. I want to point out how much religious imagery she throws in here. It's not two bodies- it's two souls- they are not constrained by physical restraints anymore- something she was all too familiar with. I also want to point at how equal the two people in this poem are. They are two souls- erect and strong- face to face- with wings breaking into fire- that's pretty cool imagery.- kind of like some mythical phoenix full of power and energy. And yet, as cool as they would be, I would prefer to just stay here in this moment with you. It's sweet. Okay, ready for the last one…the famous sonnet 43, the second to last poem in the series- in many ways the concluding one. In this one, she is going to summarize some of the arguments she's made throughout the other sonnets. She is going to catalogue the eight ways of loving that she's been making for the last 42. Let's read it and then we'll see how this famous love story ends. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day's Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely, as they turn from praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. By the end of EBB's sonnet sequence she has reshaped her understanding of love. She has allowed herself to express her initial insecurities, walked us through her doubts and developed before us a full and complete discovery of what her romantic relationship means. Again, she is using the same iambic pentameter- and the same abba abba cdcdcd. It's simple. It's obvious. It's confident. Where in the first one we read, there was a lot of insecurity, the second a very confident equality, here she is asserting her own leadership. I think she's ready to elope!!! HA!! I guess she is. Again there is a lot of religious and Christian imagery- it even alludes to the Bible. The languages borrows from St. Paul in his letter to the Ephesians where he describes Christ's love for humanity. Exactly, she's expressing a completeness here- in every line she's showing us this cycle. There's spiritual love, every day love, free and society love, virtuous love, passionate love, permanent love and finally eternal love- after death. Well, how does their story end. It's nice. First of all, I forgot to tell you, they nicknamed their son, Pen. That's cute. After the elopement and the move to Italy, they had 15 years before Elizabeth's health finally gave out. The story goes that on the day Elizabeth died, Robert lifted her up towards him and she kissed him repeatedly, even kissing the air after he put her back on her bed. Robert was heard saying, “Beautiful, beautiful.” After she breathed her last breath, he looked at her and said, “How she looks now, how perfectly beautiful.” This was on June 29, 1861. That autumn, Robert and Pen left Florence never to return. He prepared and published her last works that he titled, “Last Poems”. He was unselfishly pleased that even after her death, sales of her work exceeded his. Browning stayed in England, gradually establishing a place in London society. He did propose again to a woman named Louisa, Lady Ashburton, a rich and attractive widow in 1869. However, he blew the proposal so badly that she turned him down. You know bad proposals are some of the things America's Funniest Home Videos really taught us all to enjoy. But how was his so bad. I mean, he was a poet. You'd think he could turn a line. Oh, he turned a line for sure, but this stands out- even in a long list of bad proposals. He literally told her that his heart lay buried with his wife in Florence and he really just wanted to marry her for the advantages it would give Pen. Well, at least he was honest. Yes, he was that- just honest and single. He continued to write and to publish all the way until his death. And he died in the same country as his wife. He and his sister were vacationing in Venice, Italy. He had bought a house there for Pen. While in Venice, he caught a cold and died on December 12, 1878 there. Today, EBB is buried in Florence, but ironically they did not ship Robert Brownings down to Florence to be buried with her. He actually got a very prestigious placement. Today Robert Browning's body rests in Westminster Abbey. Wow, that's impressive and an interesting ending to this very famous romance. Unless it doesn't end the romance…according to Elizabeth, she was going to love him better after death. Ha!!! Well, there you go, perhaps she's set those wings on fire!! Oh my, we've read way too many sonnets this week. Next week, we are changing gears entirely. If you're listening to this in real time, it's October 2021, Halloween season and we are starting The Haunting of Hill House by the American Shirley Jackson. It's not my favorite sub-genre, but here we go…into the scary stuff!!! Thanks for listening, please know we appreciate you spending time with us each week. 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You can literally take them anywhere on the fly.Get the Shure MV88 mobile mic for IOS, https://amzn.to/3z2NrIJGet the Shure MV88+ for mobile mic for Android https://amzn.to/3ly8SNjGet A Course In Miracles Here! https://amzn.to/3hoE7sAAccess my “Insiders Guide to Finding Peace” here: https://belove.media/peaceSee more resources at https://belove.media/resourcesEmail me: firstname.lastname@example.orgFor social Media: https://www.instagram.com/mrmischaz/https://www.facebook.com/MischaZvegintzovSubscribe and share to help spread the love for a better world!As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.Transcript: [music]0:00:06.4 Mischa Z: Welcome back to The Tools For A Good Life Summit. Right now, I would like to introduce to you Anthony Trucks, Ex-NFL player. This is a foster kid turned NFL athlete and serial entrepreneur with one serious superpower; making shift happen no matter what, by assessing the power of identity. You have overcome 30-plus traumatic life events, navigating the identity shifts that followed. Anthony has come to be known as the leading expert in shifting, which is making a shift internally to elevate how you operate externally, which in turn changes your life. Your system is called the Shift Method, and you weave together neuroscience, psychology, technology, and hard fought life lessons to help anyone with a desire for more in their life, achieve any goal they want or have ever wanted. I especially like this next sentence, "Before making it apparent that their goals were actually set far below their true potential in the first place." I love that. Like tapping into the potential that people don't even know that's there, it's beautiful.0:01:29.0 Anthony Trucks: And it's beyond, yeah.0:01:30.2 Mischa: Yeah.0:01:30.5 Anthony Trucks: Usually, it's far beyond their thoughts. We set limitations on our dreams without even knowing it.0:01:35.2 Mischa: Yeah, it's amazing. Buckle up, it's time to make shift happen.0:01:39.5 Anthony Trucks: Shift, shift and move.0:01:43.6 Mischa: [laughter] So first off, thank you so much for jumping in the fray with me. Very excited. And let's just maybe spend a few minutes, we can talk a little bit about your history and your 30-plus traumatic life events. I just... Looking at your history, one thing that jumped out at me was, you were 14, perhaps struggling a little bit in the foster home system. Yes, and then...0:02:09.6 Anthony Trucks: Yeah.0:02:10.3 Mischa: I read a note, you said, "Hey, I was a self-aware kid," and I recognized your pattern and you perhaps needed to change at that point. Maybe speak to that just quickly.0:02:21.5 Anthony Trucks: Yeah, well it's interesting, when I got to the age of 14, I'd already gone through years of crazy, We'll call it. I was given away at three, so I had a lot of different dynamics woven all into the personality and identity of who I was. It took a lot of years, but after a while, you start to see yourself for who you are. The problem is, I think, we are all self-aware, but we're aware of a self that we've crafted that's not always the most positive, so that's where why we beat ourselves up, "And we're not that good, not that great." And I think there's a separation when you can... In a positive way, a separation when you understand who you are seeing yourself through of the filter of the world, and then who you actually are. There is a difference. And so I think at 14, 15, I was still developing that. It wasn't until I was really like 15, that I got a chance to really see who I was. And I was like, "Oh, that's who you are," 'cause prior to that moment, I saw myself in a light that wasn't the best.0:03:15.3 Mischa: And was this a conscious change? Or was it sort of it just happened and looking back on it, hindsight, you're like, "Oh." Or was it... Does that question make sense, or...0:03:31.7 Anthony Trucks: Yeah, yeah, yeah, it does make sense. It was more of a hindsight, I think it took time and in the distance, and the background to get it.0:03:38.6 Mischa: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. You're just on the phone there, now you wanna put the...0:03:42.3 Anthony Trucks: Yeah, there's someone at the front door, but I'm not gonna talk to him.0:03:44.9 Mischa: Okay.0:03:45.6 Anthony Trucks: Somebody delivered flowers to my house, and it was the wrong person. So I think she's taking them, which is good, I hope she takes them to the person that deserves them 'cause someone deserves them, and they were not my flowers, but I'm good now.[chuckle]0:03:58.9 Mischa: All good. I'll be able to... We'll strike that. Strike that.0:04:02.1 Anthony Trucks: Yeah, yeah. Well, we could leave it in, it would just be weird, but that's the scatter brain-brain that is my brain. I'm the only one home, so my dog started barking, I gotta like, "Is someone at the door?" So yeah.0:04:10.9 Mischa: Yeah, yeah, yeah.0:04:11.9 Anthony Trucks: Now, we're good though. That's part of my identity. I can keep rolling, man. I mean you can keep it in, you don't have to keep it in.0:04:17.9 Mischa: Yeah, no, I love it. And we'll keep rolling. I think it's good.0:04:21.0 Anthony Trucks: Yeah, it's life.0:04:21.7 Anthony Trucks: What's that?0:04:22.4 Mischa: It's life, man.0:04:23.2 Mischa: That's life, especially these days.0:04:25.7 Anthony Trucks: Yeah, seriously.0:04:27.5 Mischa: Yeah. And then of course there was the, your very brief stint in the NFL. And I think the...0:04:37.5 Anthony Trucks: Yes, three years.0:04:39.3 Mischa: Yeah, yeah, the striking part there was you only got to play in one pre-season game and then you had an injury, or?0:04:44.8 Anthony Trucks: Well, my third year, I got hurt in my first pre-season game. So my first year, second year, I was cut the first year, cut the second year, third year, I was finally looking like I was about to make the team. And then I tore my shoulder and the season was over. So that was the first pre-season game. So no, I played in games. It wasn't like I just was there for a year and out of there, but it was, it's unfortunate man, there's a lot of build up to that whole situation, but the NFL is an interesting beast. It's the highest level in the world. So any time you get to the highest level in the world for anything, I don't care if it's the highest level of the world for, I don't know, kitten sock knitting, there's gonna be crazy things that go on, 'cause you got so many people involved, it's cutthroat.0:05:25.3 Mischa: Cutthroat.0:05:26.1 Anthony Trucks: It's ruthless. It is demanding at levels that are beyond human typical logic. 'Cause the typical human, I don't think that they... And this is not like saying people are better, right? But you're not typically in a race or in a competition to be the best in the world out of seven billion people, you know what I'm saying? So you're not... You're not at that... So now that you do, it's like the average human doesn't get the logic behind, why would you subject yourself to so much difficulty and pain and anguish? Why would you do that? It doesn't make sense. And I'm like, "It's right, it doesn't make sense that I would live a mediocre life, that is one I don't want to see what I'm fully capable of." It's a back and forth, you know what I'm saying?0:06:05.6 Mischa: Yeah.0:06:06.5 Anthony Trucks: So it's not that anybody is right or wrong, it's just, what's logic. And I don't think people use that... "Well, it's not logical." No, it's not logical to your brain, and that's okay. It's not logical that you would marry that person because they're a horrible person. There's just different things that are logic, and so I just... I've got to the point of realizing in life, the beauty is the difference. What is good for me isn't good for everybody else. I'm not a good fit for everybody, and that's okay. That's completely okay, and if you can get to that point, it alleviates so much more stress and anxiety and just weirdness that happens in life.0:06:40.3 Mischa: It's so empowering, it's very empowering.0:06:42.4 Anthony Trucks: Freeing, yeah.0:06:43.1 Mischa: A Place to be. Yeah, frank, I love that. I was curious, did you have any glory moments, sort of those stadium, 50,000 people.0:06:53.2 Anthony Trucks: Did I? Oh man.0:06:55.9 Mischa: Yeah.0:06:56.1 Anthony Trucks: How many do you wanna know about, man?0:06:57.3 Mischa: Tell me a couple. Tell me, I wanna know.0:07:00.7 Anthony Trucks: Here's a good one. Here's a good one. Here's a good one. It's two. These two are gonna be Oregon ones 'cause I had fun in Oregon. I had fun everywhere else but Oregon was a good one. So there's one play where we're playing against Arizona State, they had come to our house, junior year, and I'm trying to find, we're trying ball, right? And what happens, it was junior year, it's what it was. And they're at our house and we gotta beat them, we're trying to obviously make our way to get to another level and trying to get some ball game stuff going on, and they come to our house. And there's just this one specific play to where if they line up a certain way I blitz, and if they shift out of that, I don't blitz anymore because they have an extra person. Because if I blitz, somebody's open, so we'd be screwed. It's like 3rd and 12 or something, and the ball is... They get up to the ball, they get lined up. I'm supposed... Slits, they move. I don't realize it. So I am supposed to cover and in my head, I'm like, "I'm going, I'm going, I'm going, I'm going, I'm going."0:07:52.5 Anthony Trucks: I can see in the video, my line back with a mic sitting next going, "Don't go." You could see his hand motion, but it's Austin Stadium and Austin Stadium is one of the loudest in the country. You can't hear anything. So you gotta know it, and I'm just dialed, "I'm gonna get this dang court," as my head's here. And all of a sudden like you can see me in the balls hike, and I take off. Now, I don't know how that's happened, but their right guard was the guy who's supposed to guard me, guard or tackle, completely misses me, doesn't whatever it is, and the quarterback rolls out to me, and as he's rolling out, I barely... And he gets like a step away, I have to leave my feet, and if both of my hands don't grab this man in mid-air and grab him like a carnival game. You Know. I jump out, I'm in full Superman, I get one hand on his shoulder, one hand on his hip, I take him down and I celebrate, and the whole stadium just erupts, turn over on run downs, and we get the ball back. It was crazy. That was one of them. Another one...0:08:52.6 Mischa: So first of, wait, wait a minute. So that's on accident that that happens?0:08:56.0 Anthony Trucks: Oh yeah. After the play, if you look at the video, we have it after the play, I'm cheering my linebacker guy comes up, grabs my helmet, and you can see him yelling at me, "You've messed up, but you didn't mess up. Great job. Don't do that ever again."[chuckle]0:09:07.5 Mischa: That's so good. Okay, next one. Okay.0:09:09.8 Anthony Trucks: Yeah, and then other one was, we're playing against... So at my senior year, I'm balling against... All the teams are playing. I end up leading my senior year, the Pack-10 at the time, in sacks, tackles for loss, forced fumbles and fumbles recovered, I was like 6th in total tackles, but I missed a game against USC to a high ankle sprain, but I was balling that year. And I was doing well, I had three sacks against ASU, as a matter of fact, the next year at their place, and so I'm feeling good about myself and my coach ran a meeting one time we were about to play Cow, Cow is coming up to Oregon. And I'm talking I'm proud of how good I am, he's like great job. He goes, "Hey I don't want you to think you're the greatest," he says, "You ain't the greatest until you go in there, you sack, you force a fumble, you recovered the fumble, you pick it up and score a touchdown. Then you can start talking, right? So he says this and he's serious, but joking at the same time.0:10:00.5 Mischa: Of course.0:10:00.6 Anthony Trucks: This was like early in the week. Now we come to the game, I was like the second or third quarter, I can't remember what it was. And they line me up and they give me a blitz, so I'm like, "I'm gonna go get this guy," right? And in my head, I'm not thinking about what he said earlier in the week, I'm just doing my thing. So I come around the bend and the running back goes to block me. Somehow, he misses me completely. I sidestep him, he goes flying by. So I go up, the quarterback doesn't see me, blind sight, sack him. Forced ball comes out, forced the fumble. Fumbles on the ground. We both go to the ground. I recovered the fumble. Now it's college football, so your knee is down, so I didn't score a touchdown. I mean, the whole crowd's erupted. Everybody is crazy. Everybody's... I'm excited, I come to the sideline. I'm high five'ing. Hey man. Hey man, I come to a coach. He looks me dead in eyes, and he goes, "But you didn't score a touchdown." That was Don Kellum.0:10:54.0 Mischa: Ruthless. Don.0:10:54.3 Anthony Trucks: Ruthless dude. That's how he was. He was the hard-nosed dude. But he...0:10:57.3 Mischa: That's cold-blooded.0:10:57.9 Anthony Trucks: Yeah, I got a whole bunch of weird ones like that. I got stuff from the NFL, High School. We got a whole bunch, but those are two of my fun ones.0:11:01.3 Mischa: That's beautiful. Yeah. And so when you hurt your shoulder, and career is over, that's pretty deflating to go from those highs to those lows, obviously.0:11:14.5 Anthony Trucks: Pretty much though. Yeah, you go from being somebody to being nobody, at least in your head, internally. Any time a human being has put their heart into something, whether it's being a parent and the kid goes to college, leave the military, you leave sports, you lose a job, you leave a job, you sell a business. When you no longer can show up in the capacity of that role anymore, you lose a sense of yourself. And so for me, it was football and I've lost a sense of myself in that realm, and so yeah, I definitely had a little downward spiral, we'll call it.0:11:43.0 Mischa: Yes, and then you were able to make it through a dark time, come out the other side. Have a pivot point where, "Hey, I think coming through that perhaps close to suicide moment," yeah?0:12:00.3 Anthony Trucks: Most definitely. Yeah, unfortunately.0:12:01.9 Mischa: Yeah, unfortunately, it's a dark place to be. So you create a tool, which I'm staring at, at least the result of the tool, so now you...0:12:12.2 Anthony Trucks: One of them.0:12:12.7 Mischa: What's that?0:12:12.8 Anthony Trucks: Yeah, it's one of them for sure. I make a whole bunch of weird stuff now.0:12:15.5 Mischa: Yeah, cool. Oh, go ahead.0:12:17.5 Anthony Trucks: That's a good tool you got right there. That's the slow or go identity. It's a good grid right there.0:12:22.3 Mischa: Yeah, it's great. I just wanna tell you that, as I said before we started recording that you are very influential in me helping get the summit.0:12:33.1 Anthony Trucks: Nice.0:12:34.2 Mischa: Continuing with the summit process, because I took your little... You go to... Anybody can do this. They can go to Anthonytrucks.com and click on the what's my identity type button.0:12:46.8 Anthony Trucks: Easy.0:12:47.8 Mischa: Yeah, super easy. And the quiz I was taking it like... Yeah, we'll see. Honestly, I was like, "Yeah, what's this?" And I took it and that it was right on the money, my friend, and I was [0:13:00.4] ____.0:13:00.4 Anthony Trucks: Is it kinda weird?0:13:00.4 Mischa: Yes, it's very weird. Turns out, I hate to admit it, but I will, I'm a dabbler. And so it helped me... One thing you have on the dabbler is to find little successes to help propel you forward and to have a contingency plan for when you go into that dark spot, that shiny object.0:13:27.2 Anthony Trucks: Yeah, 'cause dabblers are people who chase opportunity, but they shut down in oppositions sometimes.0:13:31.3 Mischa: Yes.0:13:31.7 Anthony Trucks: So in order to push forward to be a doer, all you have to do is spend time doing more, which means you have to tackle the oppositions.0:13:39.6 Mischa: Yeah, perfect. Love it. So that moment helped me progress forward with my summit, 'cause it's lots of inviting and potentials for rejection and stretching, right?0:13:53.2 Anthony Trucks: Yeah, I agree.0:13:54.3 Mischa: So thank you for that, Anthony.0:13:54.4 Anthony Trucks: You're very welcome, man. What it's for? What I made it for, man. Yeah.0:13:57.8 Mischa: Yeah. So that was... I just... Beautiful. So I'm gonna get to the point here. So you're gonna answer a question for me. I'm gonna set up a scenario and why we're all here. So here's the scenario. We've got somebody... And it sounds like you have been through it multiple times in your life, so you are gonna be familiar with it, so we've got... Let's look at life, the three-legged stool, relationships, finance and health, and then... Yep, now, so now someone who is successful or once successful, and they... You have two legs of those stool come out from under you, that can be a very dark place, and you were there.0:14:40.1 Mischa: And so for me, I had that. I had had success in my 20-year sales career, all of a sudden, career upheaval. I went through a divorce out of nowhere, financial distress, and both my parents died in rapid succession within two weeks of each other, and it was a very dark time. And the thing was, was that to pull myself up from my bootstraps attitude that, "Work your way through it," wasn't working. I needed extra, I needed a little nudge, I needed something like this. So my question to you is, thinking of your tool, your modality, all your bag of tricks, what are the exact next steps you would offer a person like me that was in that scenario, so that I know that I'm headed in the new, right direction, that I'll have positive momentum towards getting my life back on track?0:15:36.4 Anthony Trucks: Yeah, so the one thing that's good about this is it's not a guessing game. I think some people, they will navigate this by guessing little pieces that could be beneficial, and for me it's like, I look at the whole revamp. See you've mentioned and alluded to earlier, I've had 30-plus randomly weird situations that have... I could say each one of them would have... Has knocked other people off track for an entire lifetime.0:15:56.2 Mischa: Yes.0:15:58.7 Anthony Trucks: Very odd. It's very odd, and I didn't even think of it and notice it until I was in my early 30s, to be quite honest. I was like, somebody else brought it to the forefront and I was like, "Yeah, I did, oddly have a way of doing this, and so I'll tell you what I've done every time that that's happened to me."0:16:12.0 Mischa: Fantastic.0:16:12.7 Anthony Trucks: So I did it accidentally at first, and now I do it proactively. I think we do have that unfortunate life, we do proactively choose to eat healthy sometimes, but most of the time we react to life, we're not responding in a chosen manner. So what I've done is I've gone back and said in those moments, I needed to look at who I was, not so much what I knew or what I had access to. And in my life now, I'm always like, "I got a problem. Who is Anthony right now? My wife and I are arguing, who am I? I'm not the best father. Who am I? I'm not working out the way I'd like to, Who am I?" And there's a reason why I say, "Who am I?", not, "What do I gotta do?" Because if you are the person to do those things, you wouldn't even question what you have to do, you just do that stuff. That's just the simple nature of it. Like if I'm the person who just... If it's who I am to work out every day, I'm gonna work out every day, I'm not gonna worry about that. If it's who I am to be the most amazing, loving, caring, paying attention husband, that's who I'll be every day.0:17:09.5 Anthony Trucks: And so when someone's in that space, typically we say, "What's wrong? What do I gotta fix? What do I gotta do?" And I'm more like, "Who do you gotta be?" 'Cause if you don't realize that there's a certain core person of you running all this, then you're gonna keep repeating the same situation, you'll keep landing in the same place. And this is why a lot of my work is in identity, it's all in that realm of, "Who are you?" So what I first have people do is you have to have them see. And the see phase... It's a three-step phase called the shift method. The first stage is the see phase, and the see phase is where you get to go in and take a look at what is really going on, and it usually isn't fun to see. It's the stuff where you get exposed to the true aspect of your humanity and you go, "Yeah, I don't like that part of me," but for the first time in your life, maybe you actually accept it and go, "I gotta work on that." 'Cause not everybody does.0:17:58.4 Mischa: Oh, absolutely. It can be hard. Can I ask you a question in that regard?0:18:01.6 Anthony Trucks: Please.0:18:02.0 Mischa: So is there like... Give my audience an actionable step in that regard to...[overlapping conversation]0:18:06.7 Mischa: Yeah, absolutely.0:18:07.6 Anthony Trucks: Here we go. So this is dead serious, is we have something we call triad talks, and it's a certain series of questions in a certain order and a specific way we do it, but I'll give you the overarching. What you do is you go and select a group of questions that essentially would get to the root of you, that you don't even... That you'd be scared to hear the answer to. We'll call it that. Get to the root of the questions. And then what you do is you go find people who you know and that you like and that they're positive humans, and you ask them, "Hey, can you answer these questions for me, about me?" And this is something where there's a way you go through it to where you do certain things to where you're not actually, we'll call it, cannibalizing your ability to get great answers, but what you'll do is you'll get feedback if you do it the right way. You'll get feedback from people that is really hard to swallow.0:19:00.0 Mischa: And usable, so let's just... I wanna tackle that. So we've got step one of the see... Step one is the see phase and a tool within that is a triad talk, and so... Fantastic. So give me an example of one, two or three questions, so like...0:19:19.3 Anthony Trucks: Yeah, easy. So I guess, well, one question I ask them is, if you were to get rid of a part of me, like, okay, you'll remove a certain part of how I do things. What would it be and why? If you were to rate my... If you could do this actually. Rating is usually fun. If you were to rate and you'll give me a number based from zero to 10 on how good of a friend I am or how good of a blank I am, is a good question there. What is the most frustrating thing about me that you feel like you have to endure, and I'll never change? Like little stuff like this.0:19:56.2 Mischa: Oh, those are good.0:19:57.1 Anthony Trucks: And they let them... And you ask the questions, but you have to be prepared for the answers. You have to actually absorb those answers a certain way, and if you do it right, it will break your heart, you'll feel like you wanna retort and you can't, but you'll get gold, you'll start to see yourself, and that's I think one of the biggest gifts is to see through the veil of really what's going on that other people can see, but I'm just blind to it, there's a statement that I love is you can't see the label when you're inside the jar. And a lot of us are in that jar and we don't even know what's going on or operating.0:20:33.2 Anthony Trucks: It's like, "How come no one's coming around? 'Cause it says poison on the outside," dude.[chuckle]0:20:36.5 Anthony Trucks: Like, Have you seen yourself?[laughter]0:20:38.2 Mischa: Right. Oh my God.0:20:38.7 Anthony Trucks: You gotta figure that out.[laughter]0:20:40.4 Mischa: Oh my gosh, that is amazing.0:20:43.6 Anthony Trucks: That's one of the first pieces, man, is, is going to a level of actually, that's the tactical thing is, What in the world do I gotta work on? And then the second thing that we do is we go through the shift phase, which really is where the action is taken, we are shifting internally and making shifts actionably externally because of those internal ones. And what it allows us to do is take a look at our life and then you actually change your life, 'cause shifts make the change, right? If I wanna change the destination of a plane, I am shifting the trajectory, right? I'm not... I wouldn't call it like I'm gonna change the trajectory. You'd kinda shift it like, I'm gonna go a little bit one degree this way. And I'll change the destination, right? That's what we're doing, we're trying to change the destination in your life. It's just a shift, not crazy.0:21:25.2 Mischa: You know what's so good about that and so hopeful about that is we don't necessarily need to do a 100, we don't need to move the ship completely.0:21:33.7 Anthony Trucks: No.0:21:33.8 Mischa: Right, it's like, "Hey, let's take those next little incremental things to get us going in that right direction, Right?."0:21:40.0 Anthony Trucks: Yeah, if you go... I literally Googled this, if you were to choose to go from San Francisco to the, say, Orlando Airport, if you on the way there made a one degree shift in trajectory from the get-go you would land 40 miles south in Lakeland, Florida.0:21:57.5 Mischa: Wow.0:21:58.3 Anthony Trucks: One degree.[laughter]0:21:58.9 Anthony Trucks: Isn't that crazy?[chuckle]0:22:00.2 Mischa: It's crazy, one degree.0:22:01.0 Anthony Trucks: That's the difference. So people are like, you don't gotta go and overhaul your entire life, man, just... 'cause the plane's always in the air. It's always going somewhere. Just adjust the trajectory. It's a shift and you're good.0:22:15.1 Mischa: I love it. So let me ask, how about an actionable step in the action step phase, so you've gone out and you gave me a few questions, so give me like an action step to help make that degree change.0:22:27.7 Anthony Trucks: Oh, yeah. So it's just fun but everybody can do this. All you gotta do is ask yourself, what's that one thing that's been lingering, and I'm gonna say why this is important. Let's purpose it with this, if something didn't scare you, it wouldn't be important to you. There are things that scare you that wouldn't scare me because they're important to you, and vice versa, there's things that I would be deadly afraid, deathly afraid to do it. You wouldn't even care. Like surfing, I'm gonna get eaten by a shark. I'm not gonna do that. But you're like, "No, bro this is easy." You see what I'm saying.0:22:55.5 Mischa: Yes.0:22:56.0 Anthony Trucks: The difference is, it's because what's important to you. Now, here's the thing, if that thing is lingering didn't scare you, it would already be done by now. It just would. If I'm like, "Hey, I want a hamburger and a milkshake," and I'm not gonna feel guilty, I'm going to the store right now.[chuckle]0:23:12.1 Anthony Trucks: I'm going to get it now... Any of you've done, I'm not afraid of it, I'm looking forward to it.[laughter]0:23:16.2 Mischa: Yes. Yes.0:23:16.6 Anthony Trucks: So a lot of these ideas and things that linger for a lot of folks, they're like, "I'm good, I just gotta get... " No you're afraid of it, and that's okay.0:23:25.2 Anthony Trucks: Right? So the first action you take is in the direction of the fear, and if you don't know how to do that, you take the fear and you find ways to open it up until you find the smallest pieces of it and then start attacking the small pieces, right? It's... What is that earth invaders? When you hit the...0:23:42.7 Mischa: Oh, space invaders?0:23:42.8 Anthony Trucks: And it turns into little ones and little ones...0:23:44.0 Mischa: Yeah, yeah, yeah.0:23:44.8 Anthony Trucks: You gotta make it the small ones, that's obviously the wrong game to do that, but when you can make things small. 15 minutes, it's much easier to overcome the fear for that 15 minutes than it is to perceive, "I gotta do this for the next week. Oh my God, okay, I'm gonna do that next week," and then next week and the next month, and then... So chunk it down to the smallest minute steps and then attack it that way, but it's usually gotta be in the direction of something that scares you or could linger for too long.0:24:12.1 Mischa: So any real-life example you've seen recently or you see...0:24:14.9 Anthony Trucks: Yeah, you wanna launch a podcast, you wanna launch a summit, right? Summit or podcast, right? And I'm not saying you're afraid of it at all, but I'm just saying, this is what... Some people are probably afraid of doing it. Yeah, he's maybe a little bit afraid, right?[laughter]0:24:25.8 Mischa: Yeah, maybe.0:24:26.5 Anthony Trucks: So you didn't just one day go, "Alright, I'm gonna do everything today," you're like, "Alright, I'm gonna send an email first." Small step.0:24:32.6 Mischa: Yeah.0:24:33.0 Anthony Trucks: Write the email, send it out, you wanna do it. Okay, great, okay, okay, now I gotta buy some equipment, I gotta figure out what the email thing look like. I gotta say, Okay, how do I time this? How am I gonna deliver it? How people are gonna opt in? When they opt in what are they gonna get? How I set a checkout page? How am I gonna get 'em to pay for this? Do I do a PayPal? This is all the stuff that goes into it. It's minute little steps, but you didn't just wake up one day, say I'm gonna figure it out today, you looked at little by little by little, and chunked it apart to where now it's real, it's live and it's coming to fruition.0:25:01.7 Mischa: I love that. Yes, thank you. Perfect, so then, so we've got the see phase, the action phase or the stuff... What did you define?0:25:11.2 Anthony Trucks: Shift. The see and shift.0:25:12.3 Mischa: Yes, yes.0:25:12.8 Anthony Trucks: And the last stage is sustain.0:25:19.7 Mischa: Sustain.0:25:19.9 Anthony Trucks: The sustain phase. See, Shift, Sustain.0:25:20.7 Mischa: See, shift, I couldn't read my own writing. See, shift.0:25:25.3 Anthony Trucks: Me either.[laughter]0:25:25.4 Mischa: Sustain. Sustain. So tell me about sustain.0:25:27.2 Anthony Trucks: Sustain phase is the one where... We as people unfortunately get to the point of we have success and then we stop doing what it took to get there because it either wasn't who we were, we just were pushing, or we got lazy. We're like, "I'll have this and maintain it'll be there," but we don't realize that you've gotta sustain the amount of effort to sustain a level of success and if you wanna have more success, you have to sustain the drive to continue to keep achieving more. So what happens is some people will... Like I had my gym business. I would focus on, "Let me get past this hump, I gotta make some money." And I would do all these things to get to the point that I make that money to pay the bills and go, "Oh, I can relax now." And then three months later, I'm in the exact same place. I gotta fight real hard because every time I would get to the top, I would stop doing what it took to get to the top.0:26:13.7 Anthony Trucks: Imagine if I just kept doing that stuff, the amount of momentum. So people don't have sustainability in life and it's not because they don't know how or don't have the skillsets, they just stop when they feel like they don't need to have that kind of effort and push 'cause they're not looking at shifting into being that person. And there's reasons that this happens. I think sometimes we lose sight of why we're doing things. It's not anchored consciously as to why I'm moving every day, I'm just getting up and doing it 'cause it's what my job is now.0:26:41.0 Mischa: Yep.0:26:41.0 Anthony Trucks: And then also I think sometimes we float around the wrong people. I think the hive, the environment's difficult 'cause there's a statement of, "You are the average of the five people you surround yourself with." And I think it's halfway right. I think you're the average of the expectations of the five people you surround yourself with. If you think about it, if I wanna... Say I have a million dollars and I wanna make $2 million dollars. Well, there's people I could hang out with that maybe have a million dollars, but what if it's a person that makes a half a million dollars, but they wanna make 2 and the million dollar people are content?0:27:15.7 Mischa: Yeah.0:27:16.5 Anthony Trucks: Well, the expectation of the half a million dollar person, they're like, "Look, I'm not shooting for 1, I'm shooting for 2." "Well, I'm shooting for 2 also. Let's figure it out." Whereas the million dollar people are like, "We've got a million dollars, we're cool." There's nothing wrong with them, but for what I want, I need to be around the expectations of what it takes to get there 'cause that half a million dollar person is not gonna let me sit idle at 1.2 or 1.3. They're gonna be like, "No, you keep pushing. You gotta get to 2." Whereas the 1 million dollar people, they're like, "Well, you're good. Slow down. What are you doing? Are you crazy?" So I think when you get into the sustain phase, if I'm gonna sustain my trajectory, I must consistently have a hive of people who have expectations at a level that are at or above where I wanna have them myself.0:28:00.0 Mischa: That's a great... I like the expectation piece in there because the... I like that added bit because the perception is, "If I hang out with a millionaire, bam, that's gonna... That is gonna help me elevate." Not that that's the all end all, but as an example.0:28:16.3 Anthony Trucks: Yeah. You'll get there. You can, but then, you can, but it's hard to get past there. Not that you can't, but it's hard to get past there 'cause you'll get to the point of... Think about what I just... Logically. "I got a million. Alright, cool. I'm gonna hang out, put my feet up. I'm gonna golf with Bob." And I'm like, "No, bro, I wanna make a $2 million dollar business. I can't go golfing and do that. I gotta go keep working." You know what I mean? There's just things you gotta look at. And so it is. It's an expectation piece and then if you don't sustain it, man, you'll lose it.0:28:44.8 Anthony Trucks: You'll just lose to be in place. And then I think at a certain level, for me, the sustain phase is, "I gotta find out why I gotta keep growing." And what I've found is anybody that's had a nominal level of success, there's a certain heart, for the majority in my opinion, to give back. They thrive, they wanna do well, and I found that there's this thing called marginal utility. And if I have 10 hamburgers, well, if I eat one 'cause I'm starving, that first one is delicious. Now the second one, it's still pretty good. Third one, I don't know. Fourth one, I can't do it, I can't do it. I got seven more hamburgers, what am I doing right now? I wanna feel good though. What do I do? I can't keep eating hamburgers.0:29:23.7 Anthony Trucks: Well, if I wanna feel good, what if I give them to somebody else who's starving? Different kind of good, but I feel good, so I give him the hamburgers. He does the same thing. He eats three and he's like, "Alright, I got four more." He keeps on passing it along. Well, the idea is if you do that, you'll notice, "Wow, I really like how it feels to give back and to serve. Who do I have to be, to be able to do that at a higher level?" And guess what it does? Puts you right back to seeing who you are and who that next person is that can do that. It's a cycle.0:29:54.6 Mischa: I think that's such a great space to work from as well. It's initially where perhaps when we're younger or what have you, it's that financial, build the family, find that success that pulls us forward and then it can be such a great place to work from, to shift to that, "Alright, how can I be of service on a broader scale?" So that's a great... That's a great thought as far as sustaining. So what are two or three habits that you have to help propel you on a daily basis or perhaps to find that...0:30:38.8 Mischa: That service piece, yeah. Go.0:30:40.3 Anthony Trucks: Yeah, yeah. So here's one thing is I fall in love with the day, not the destination. I think sometimes we spend way too much time looking at, "Well, am I there yet? Am I there yet?" like a 5-year-old in the car. But I love the days and I have a certain amount of space and time in my day that I operate and I love it. I love to be in motion. I think all humans... We love the motion. There's magic in the motion. There's something too... Like I can sit here with all this stuff off in my office and hang out, but there's more joy talking to you. Just like you. I'm sure before you could be in your house and be content, but when we get on like this, it's a different kind of joy we get to hang out in. There's no anxiety, there's no stress, we're just chatting, two guys talking. This is the motion of the magic, right?0:31:25.2 Mischa: Yeah.0:31:25.6 Anthony Trucks: And so what I look at is I need to be always in a position where I'm doing things that are keeping me moving, but the right things. So when you say, "How do I keep that consistent?" I just... I have a certain block of my day. I love being in the groove of working, but I make sure the things inside that groove are the ones that still scare me, are the ones that move that move the needle, are the ones that are useful to what I'm doing and habitually I just commit to falling in love with the day. And if I do that enough and if I have things that I enjoy, eventually, 'cause they're the right things, I end up at a destination and then I'm like, "Cool. I wanna get back to climbing the mountain." You spend way less time at the peak than you do on the journey. I want to enjoy the journey. So that's a big piece of it. And then if I'm hiking a mountain, I don't wanna be with a person who won't shut up that's annoying.0:32:17.9 Anthony Trucks: I wanna be with people who are like... Cheer me on, who could have similar conversations. 'Cause the thing about whenever you're out for a hike, time flies by with great conversation.0:32:27.6 Mischa: It does.0:32:28.6 Anthony Trucks: It melts away. So if I'm gonna be on this hike and I'm gonna enjoy the journey, I wanna have people that I can enjoy it with. And then when I get to the peak, I get to celebrate. They're taking a picture of me, I'm taking a picture of them. We get some lady I don't know to take a picture of us. It's this cool experience because you have the people and you are loving every step of the journey, quite literally.0:32:49.3 Mischa: Yeah, that's great. Do you calendar your sustainability, those activities?0:32:57.3 Anthony Trucks: Oh, man. I have a very ridiculous dialed in calendar for how my life is. It's right here. It's like my life is rolling it's... But here's the beauty of it, I have the method I use that I teach people, it boils down to execution. I think that's the one thing. Some people give a lot of insight, information, theory, and then leave it on you to figure out how to make it real in your life. Whereas for me, we teach, we talk, we boil things down to very specific actions, and even then I don't leave you hanging. Then I'm like, "Alright, great. We're gonna go... We're gonna put them in your life now, we're gonna make sure... " I just had a client call today, we broke down her entire morning routine down to the exact hour and a half she'll do it. I think an hour and half's kinda long, but for her it fits. But the idea's like I'm not just saying, "Go make a morning routine," and she's like, "Alright," and then walks away. We work through all of it, every piece, so there's understanding for it and the timing behind it, and then it's like, "Alright, now we take the action on it."0:33:54.6 Anthony Trucks: And it's that action that creates the difference, it creates a change. And so when I'm doing these things, I'm not just theory, man. I'm like, "I want you to finally have these things real in your life, because when they are that's when the true confidence comes in, the transformation comes in. It's not in the planning." We as humans feel better there. I think people fall in love with a safe work. "I wanna start a business." "Okay, start a business. What are you gonna do?" "Okay, I'm gonna get my business cards done, I'm gonna make a landing page, I'm gonna think of a name, I'm gonna, follow the... " That's not the stuff that you need to do to make the business. It sounds like it is. It's the safe work, though. You could do it in your house at night, making a little website, it looks pretty.0:34:29.0 Anthony Trucks: But the scary thing that actually makes it a real business, not you in the background, or having a hobby, getting bored, is when you can go, "Okay, pay me for this. This is what it's gonna cost you to actually get this improvement in your life." It's a business and that's the scary work. Now, the safe work and the fun work that has a place, but that's not what does it, man. And that's the thing is people are afraid of doing the scary work. They don't understand the sacrifice that it takes sometimes.0:34:58.3 Mischa: Yeah. It sounds like you are not only gifted at doing that scary work yourself, but you've systemized a way to...0:35:08.0 Anthony Trucks: Oh, very much.0:35:09.7 Mischa: Yeah, to pass it on to other people.0:35:10.2 Anthony Trucks: I have to. If I don't, then I'm just talking. If I was to sit here and give people all this information and not give them some way to apply it, I have done a massive disservice. I think we have a lot of people in this space that are doing a disservice because all they do is talk. Which means all you do is point the problem out and you inspire and motivate, but then you don't tell them what to do. It's kind of like people leave events and they're, "I'm excited. I'm gonna do this." And they're all gripping the steering wheel, they can't... They go to bed and one day they wake up like, "Where did it go? What do I do now? I don't feel completely inspired. I forgot how I'm supposed to feel, what's the next step?" And then it turns into this, I think, an immediate switch, it turns into, I don't know, sadness, a lack of self-esteem because I'm like, "Man, I didn't even do anything. I suck." And now it's even worse.0:36:00.5 Mischa: Yeah, it's like that emotional roller coaster, right? The one that... Yeah, I get that.0:36:05.2 Anthony Trucks: Yeah. I'll inspire you, but I'm gonna be very clear. The real motivation comes from “can you get up in the morning and do something?” And it's like that will come from, did you do it? Did you take an action? Because the moment I can give someone a guiding point and then they go execute on it, they feel amazing. It's palpable. You can't take it from them. That person is the one that's gonna get up every day because they're looking forward to that feeling. It's not how I yelled at them or that video that I made that was super cool with great drone shots. That's alright, but the thing is “is did you do something with your life that I guided you to do yourself so you created the pride that you get to keep”?0:36:42.6 Mischa: Anthony, that's beautiful. I think that that is a great place to end this section. Don't forget, we're gonna do another interview, but I just wanna say quick to everybody watching and listening to Anthony and I, if this was fantastic and you want to get more of what Anthony has to offer and see more, upgrade to the All-access pass for the bonus interview because Anthony and I are going to go even deeper. And I have a few more amazing questions and I'm gonna go let you pick what we wanna talk about. Before we end this section, is there anything that you think we missed or you wanted to say before we stop this bit?0:37:27.9 Anthony Trucks: I don't. No. I believe those who wanna be better will go join. There's always this thing that years ago someone explained to me was like, "You wanna make an investment, but you can go and try to invest in a company, right? But the best investment is always in yourself." And those who pay, pay attention, because it's worth more. And if it's worth more, you'll do more with it. So those who are like, "I really wanna commit to doing something great," yeah, go ahead and take that next step because we're gonna get in here in a second and those are the people that can raise their hand and we'll look back years ago and go, "That person is successful." Why? It's not by accident. They took those next steps.0:38:04.1 Mischa: Yeah, thank you so much for that, Anthony. And then again, a quick reminder to everybody, you can go to anthonytrucks.com, click on the, “What's my identity?” Take this test. It is awesome. It helped me. And then you can also book a call, there's a link to book a call with you. So I would encourage anybody, if they don't upgrade and see the next section, to at least click on anthonytrucks.com and take the identity type quiz.[music]——————-
Well known and sometimes controversial fine art photographer, director, and visual provocateur Tyler Shields joins the podcast to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in Jacksonville, Florida under the watchful eye of a military father with high expectations of always putting your best foot forward, to becoming a professional in-line skater at age 12, dropping out of middle school to tour the world as a skater, falling in love with making films, shooting music videos for people like Ghostface Killah, booking his first national photo campaign before he actually owned a camera, to finally finding his voice as an artist and his footing in the gallery world he is known for today. During our conversation Tyler talks about the sacrifice and work ethic he was and is still willing to put into chasing his dreams, one of the biggest mistakes some artists make that keeps them from having longevity in the art world, and the advice he gives to others seeking their own creative existence. To Learn More About Tyler Shields Visit: https://www.tylershields.com And Follow Him on Instagram At: https://www.instagram.com/thetylershields/ To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit: https://www.visualrevolutionary.com And Follow On Instagram At: https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/
This episode of The Most is made possible with the support of Modemuseum Hasselt and ‘Activewear', the acclaimed fashion exhibition running until December 30 2021. Get your tickets for their all-new expo “STREETWEAR” – curated by Dominique Nzeyimana and for the upcoming Q&A with Guillaume "Gee" Schmidt from Patta, Elodie Ouédraogo and Olivia Borlée on December 18, 2021 . Episode 42! Premier tastemaker Robin de Flô founder of former Antwerp streetwear cult label A Cut Above and now also of high end sustainable repurposing project a:(r)kaiv (read as: archive) joins Dominique Nzeyimana for a beginning-to-future talk. Flo opens up about runway memories & re-appropriation stories with Raf Simons, a life of success, stumbles & forever growth. The two discuss the importance of self-reflection, good music, how to move on after loss, falling in love with vintage, wedding-saving & being the plug for Virgil Abloh. For more info on this episode go HERE Follow The Most on Instagram HERE Follow Robin de Flô & a:(r)kaiv on Instagram HERE & HERE
This episode of The Most is made possible with the support of Modemuseum Hasselt and ‘Activewear', the acclaimed fashion exhibition running until December 30 2021. Get your tickets for their all-new expo “STREETWEAR” – curated by Dominique Nzeyimana and for the upcoming Q&A with Guillaume "Gee" Schmidt from Patta, Elodie Ouédraogo and Olivia Borlée on December 18, 2021 . Episode 42! Premier tastemaker Robin De Flô aka 'Flo' founder of former Antwerp streetwear cult label A Cut Above and now also of high end sustainable repurposing project a:(r)kaiv (read as: archive) joins Dominique Nzeyimana for a beginning-to-future talk. Flo opens up about runway memories & re-appropriation stories with Raf Simons, a life of success, stumbles & forever growth. The two discuss the importance of self-reflection, good music, how to move on after loss, falling in love with vintage, wedding-saving & being the plug for Virgil Abloh. For more info on this episode go HERE Follow The Most on Instagram HERE Follow Robin de Flô & a:(r)kaiv on Instagram HERE & HERE
In this week's episode, Dina sits down with Founder of Date Brazen, Lily Womble, an unconventional dating coach dedicated to helping women build a clear path to the best relationship of their life. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama and having moved to New York City where she calls home, Lily has always been deeply committed to supporting women and helping them thrive. From starting a nonprofit to end sex trafficking in Alabama, to working for an international women's right's organization, she never thought she'd work in the dating world, until during one fateful career change…she became a matchmaker at a national firm. She later realized that the dating world was a way she could help women be well and rise. Because from her own story and from the stories of hundreds of clients, it was clear that dating was a microcosm of every fear, hope, and insecurity that we have in this life. Lily sits down and shares her story and how she felt navigating different life transitions. She talks to us about being raised around people who measured women's value on whether or not they were married; to her move to New York to pursue her love of musical theatre to starting her own company to falling in love. Lily shares that from the time she could speak, she knew she was sensitive, loud, opinionated, enthusiastic. And subsequently was labeled "too much" by many. And in a world where women are told to be small, take up less space, she always felt like she didn't fit in. Today, Lily works with women for the sole purpose of supporting them in feeling confident as they are in exactly who they are. She helps other badass women learn how to trust themselves to qualify the right dates and disqualify the wrong ones; how to set boundaries and stick to them. We talk about the fundamental importance for everyone to create the joyful, courageous, powerful love life they deserve through Lily's proven coaching method, the Brazen Breakthrough, and the transformation of being in community with other badass single women who have your back. Because at the end of the day - attracting extraordinary love is the bonus. If you loved this episode, be sure to let us know. And to learn more about Lily Womble of Date Brazen, head to www.datebrazen.com and follow her on Instagram @datebrazen Find more of Dina: Instagram: @enoughlabs Share some love to the show by leaving a rating, review and of course subscribing so you can stay up to date on future episodes. And don't forget, take a screenshot of you listening, share it on Instagram and tag me @enoughlabs with your favorite key take-away from today's show. Episodes drop on Thursdays, and until next time, I hope you embrace your ENOUGHNESS because girl, you deserve it. AND If you want to learn more about Dina's 1:1 Empowered YOu Coaching, schedule a FREE 45-minute Discovery Call here: https://calendly.com/enoughlabs/discovery-call/ Sponsorships: off for this
Coaches, today we have Sophia Martins, a neuroscientist and dancer, joining us to talk all about neuroscience and how it can help athletes, dancers and our clients. In this episode, Sophia shared her detailed knowledge on what happens to a performer's brain when experiencing memory lapses. She also discussed how she as a neuroscientist helps performers and dancers in fixing their performance anxiety in a very simple and fun way, a tool that could be used for anyone nervous about going to the gym. You'll hear:- How neuroscience can help the dancing community.- Neurological impairment.- What happens to a brain when experiencing memory laps. Don't forget to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. About Today's Guest Sophia Martins is an international neuroscientist, dancer, performer, and dance teacher. Through her postgraduate studies in neuroscience, she joined her passions by doing her research thesis on the brain mechanisms beyond dance, having worked with one of the most influential researchers in the field. Her research has been published in the "Dance Data, Cognition, and Multimodal Communication" Routledge volume and presented at various international conferences/summits. She trained in dance therapy, butoh and somatic practices, has a double degree in Psychology and Forensic Psychology and did her postgraduate studies in Brain Sciences. Apart from her experience in fraud prevention and crime prevention at Lloyds and the Scottish Government, she is a certified suicide first aider and worked as a mental health practitioner for 4 years. During those 4 years, she counseled adults (including dancers) with anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, personality disorders among others. Her passion and skills in mental health are intertwined with her being. Through her Neuroscience of Dance project and Dance Integrated Healing Method, Sophia provides neurocognitive and dance healing tools. She has been helping dancers and dance teachers all over the world for the past two years through 1-1 sessions and various workshops with the following key aspects: dealing with injuries, neurological recovery, overcoming struggles (memory, equilibrium, learning difficulties), improving dance environments and teaching techniques, improving mental well-being, improving dance skills, and using dance for healing purposes. Seeing people improving, recovering, falling in love with dance fuels her drive to do more for others.
Mark Agnesi is the Director of Brand Experience for Gibson Guitars and Producer for GibsonTV. He was the former General Manager of Norman's Rare Guitars, located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. Mark is an expert on Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Gretsch and Martin guitars, making him one of the youngest authorities on vintage guitars in the world. Since starting at Norman's in 2009, he has sold guitars to every major name in the entertainment business. He began playing guitar at the age of 6, and was in the studio making records by the age of 11. In 2005, Mark moved to LA and began working as a professional touring and session guitarist. His combination of talent, knowledge, and personality, have helped him grow Norman's Youtube channel into an incredible community of followers who tune-in to Mark's wildly popular series, The Guitar of the Day. Mark has recently launched his own series on his own channel, The Mark Agnesi Show. Full episode here: https://soundcloud.com/roadiefreeradio/120-mark-agnesi-vintage-guitar
6 Ways To Know If He's Falling In Love With You (#6 Is Awesome) Did you know that studies have shown it takes 100 hours of face-to-face interaction to really get to know someone? That's a decent chunk of time and let's be real…if you're in a long distance relationship and are limited to phone […] The post 6 Ways To Know If He's Falling In Love With You (#6 Is Awesome) appeared first on Understand Men Now With Jonathon Aslay.
Today we interview Jason, an 18-year-old young man. He shares his God story and his journey as a young Christian. Jason explains his transition in his faith from just believing in God to actually falling in love with His Savior. Jason's transition began when he began reading his Bible and immersing himself in Christian podcasts and other social media influencers. His testimony and journey will encourage you. For more information or to leave a comment about this episode or to ask questions, you can visit our website: giveemheaven.lifeEngage with us on social media: Instagram: give_emheavenFacebook: #giveemheavenwithscottandtina
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/707/29 Sadly, today's dating scene is characterized by confusion and heartbreak. A culture of immoral behavior and hooking up has become the norm. But did you know that the Bible gives insightful advice on the topic of falling in love, courtship, and finding a spouse? On today's edition of Family Talk, Pastor Tommy Nelson of Denton Bible Church in Denton, TX offers lessons in biblical romance from the Song of Solomon. He underscores the importance of dating as the Lord intended when seeking a spouse.
Has two wrestlers ever impacted your life that you completely change everything in it? For Ruthie Jay the answer is, Yes! Mark welcomes Florida's “Gold Stardard” to this week's Can Crushers Spotlight to tell her story about falling in love with the wrestling business as a child to becoming “Thy Queen” in less than two short years. Can Crusher Merch Check out our Can Crushers store to buy some merch!!!Collar X Elbow - The Wrestling Brand Use promo code CanCrushers to save 10% off your order!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (http://paypal.me/cancrushers)
In episode 145 of Fireside, Kevin tells of the knight Owain who goes to defeat the mysterious knight of the fountain. What Owain does not anticipate, is falling in love with the knight's wife… This continues our look at The Mabinogion - the tales of Welsh Mythology. Follow Kevin on Instagram: @firesidebard Support on HeadStuff+:https://headstuffpodcasts.com/owner/shows/fireside
Bill Saubert is the author of "The Girl With The Green Lipstick". He's an adventurer, NPR radio host, entrepreneur, non-profit board member, and novelist. He was a partner with the management consulting firm of McKinsey & Co before taking a senior marketing role with MasterCard in Australia for four years after which he retired. He is the proud father of a fabulous daughter and the grandfather of two beautiful children. In this episode of Last First Date Radio: - What motivated Bill to write his memoir about falling for an emotionally dangerous person? - The significance of the green lipstick - Is online dating riskier later in life? - Why Bill missed red flags in his relationship Bill Saubert's website: https://www.billsaubert.com/ ►Please subscribe/rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts http://bit.ly/lastfirstdateradio ►If you're feeling stuck in dating and relationships and would like to find your last first date, sign up for a complimentary 1/2 hour breakthrough session with Sandy https://lastfirstdate.com/application ►Join Your Last First Date on Facebook https://facebook.com/groups/yourlastfirstdate ►Get a copy of Sandy's book, Becoming a Woman of Value; How to Thrive in Life and Love https://bit.ly/womanofvaluebook ►This episode is brought to you by Amazon Music Unlimited. For a limited time, get it for FREE for 30 days. Go to getamazonmusic.com/lastfirstdate to learn more and claim this offer. ►We're also brought to you by Stello Mints, the mint with CBD that will help calm dating and relationship jitters. Go to https://stellomints.com and enter lastfirstdate at checkout to get a free sample! ►Want to be coached on the show? Fill out an application here: https://bit.ly/LFDradiocoaching ► FREE download: “Top 10 Reasons Why Men Suddenly Pull Away” → http://bit.ly/whymendisappear ►Join the Woman of Value Club https://lastfirstdate.com/the-woman-of-value-club/ ►Website → https://lastfirstdate.com/ ►Twitter → https://twitter.com/lastfirstdate1 ► Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/lastfirstdate1/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sandy-weiner9/message
Bryan and Krissy (TCB team: Astrid, Mike and Tina) are back from Mempho and the road was long, the beer was cold and flu was transmitted! Bryan is sick which gave him time to dig into the latest internet drama known as TikTok Couch Guy! Bryan and Krissy review a Couch Guy update from Clevver News (isn't that clever!), they discuss their time off from the studio and the excitement to get back to work. Finally, Bryan wonders what happened to the simple act of loving? He finds a vintage educational video sharing with teenager answer the question: "When Am I In Love?"LINKS:Want a TCB limited edition collectible sticker? Each series sticker is limited and first come, first serve. Click HERE to find out how!Or send a text or voicemail to 1-661-Best-2-Yo (1.661.237.8296)Watch this episode on YoutubeTCBTV-minusSponsorStreamlight Lending By SunTrust Bank (Use Code TCB for additional interest savings)Special Thanks To Moon Cheese For The Snacks! Use Code TCB For 15% Off Moon Cheese Products...Click HereDBSAlliance For Mental Health HelpMagic Spoon (Use Code TCB)FUM (Use Code TCB) Smokeless Pipe for Smoking SesationCastbox is the TCB publishing partner . Download The App Here!Subscribe to The Commercial Break Podcast Youtube ChannelNew Episodes on Tuesdays and now Fridays everywhere!Text or leave us a message: 1-(661)-BEST-2-YO | (1-661-237-8296)
I have such an awesome conversation to share with you today. My bestie and holistic health coach Jamie McKeowen is back! She has been a guest before where we have talked about what to eat on a broken heart, dating apps, and she has even helped me answer some of your questions. But today, we are talking about her and how she called love in.It was about this time last year when I was working on creating my course - which is now available in my group coaching program, Stop Wanting Him Back and Find Someone Better - and Jamie was instrumental in helping me create the videos in the program. In this conversation, Jamie shares how the work and the coaching I was doing helped her to identify where she wanted to make some changes in her love life to be ready for her person, and how she then created that result! Jamie has now been in an amazing relationship for eight months, and I am just so thrilled for her and what she has created. If you are ready to find your person like Jamie did, then I invite you to join my group coaching program, Stop Wanting Him Back and Find Someone Better. It's a one year program where I coach you through the three results of stopping wanting Mr. or Ms. Wrong Back, falling in love with you, and finding someone better. We do this through three calls a week, plus you have access to “Ask A Coach” where you can write in and get a coached response within 24 hours, as well as access to over over 60 videos of coaching. To learn more and apply, go to https://course.clairetheheartbreakcoach.com/Topics In This EpisodeThe catalyst for any big change you want to makeCreating the feeling of being readyYour work doesn't stop when you are in a relationship. It just becomes something a little differentThe unresolved shit that may be getting in your wayAcknowledging discomfort and walking into it boldlyBeing in healthy relationships may be unfamiliar, and therefore, more difficult Understanding our love languages so we can ask for and get what we need from our partners Clocking your own unavailabilityResourcesEpisode, What To Eat On A Broken Heart: https://clairetheheartbreakcoach.com/podcast/2019/8/12/what-to-eat-on-a-broken-heartEpisode, Bumble Shmumble: https://clairetheheartbreakcoach.com/podcast/2019/6/24/bumble-shmumbleArticles on Poosh.comEpisode, Heart-Healing Crystals with Courtney Abbiati https://clairetheheartbreakcoach.com/podcast/2019/9/30/heart-healing-crystals-with-courtney-abbiatiPLEASE NOTE: Claire refers to her exes and the listener's ex as a “he,” based on her own personal experience as a heterosexual female, but this work can be applied to ANYONE going through heartbreak. ALL genders and sexual orientations are encouraged to listen and apply Claire's tools into their own lives!Editing and show notes by Roth Media
Like many women, Nadine grew up in the diet culture of low-fat yogurt and low-cal meals. Until she met Jamie. In this episode, talks about how she fell in love with her chef hubby and how he taught her to enjoy and savor food. Jamie shares his food philosophies and tempts listeners with a taste of what might be coming at their upcoming retreats! Visit nadinekenneyjohnstone.com to learn more about their upcoming retreats. And share your voicemail DMs with Nadine on Instagram @nadinekenneyjohnstone - and perhaps she'll share your comments or questions on a future episode.
In our first RiCRYPTulous Romance - Amanda Large was just your average medium when she encountered a spirit who would change her life forever: the 300 year old Hatian pirate, Jack Teague. But after falling in love and MARRYING the spirit, her health started to fail! Was her ethereal lover sucking her life away? Or could the bonds of love hold them together across the veil? It's all in this special spooky episode! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
I got to interview Darrell Amy. Darrell Amy is a growth architect helping companies grow revenue faster. He's the author of the best-seller, Revenue Growth Engine, How To Align Sales and Marketing To Accelerate Growth. He hosts the Revenue Growth Podcast. Darrell is on the Forbes Business Council and is a C-Suite Network Advisor. We spoke about: 1:00 Falling in love with sales. 4:30 Lightbulb moment. 13:45 Growing out of a ditch. 17:45 Ideal Clients. 29:55 6.7 decision makers involved in a b2b transaction. This episode is sponsored by Nova Zora Digital experts in digital marketing. Check out Real Talk Podcasting for all things podcasting. *Disclaimer: The views and opinions on Roman Prokopchuk's Digital Savage Experience are those of the guest's alone as their own, and the host's alone as his own. Information provided by the guest is fact checked to the best of our abilities. By providing background information to the show, the guest acknowledges that it is as accurate as possible. The show does not endorse, promote, or is in association with the guest's business interests.* --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roman-prokopchuk/support
Welcome to Bachademia! The BIP finale was this week. Bill, if you had to score this season of BIP on a scale of 1-10, what would you give it?Question of the week: Is a hotdog a sandwich? Defend your position. We are back at Prom and someone is crying. It's Abigail and Noah has told her that she is not his person. The episode begins with Abigail explaining to Noah that she was going to tell him that she was falling in love with him. But Noah has made up his mind. They say their good-byes and leave the beach. This shocks everyone, sending them into a tisy. What if others are feeling the same? The day after prom is the rose ceremony and the pressure is on to make decisions about their relationships. Wells announces that the cocktail party is canceled and they jump right into the rose ceremony. Joe --> SerenaRiley --> MaurissaKenny --> MariThomas --> BeccaJames --> AnnaAaron --> TiaEd --> MykennaChelsea and Natasha go home.The couples that remain will have to decide whether they will continue on to the fantasy suites. Caitlyn and Dean are brought in as the new hosts to help people navigate this difficult decision. Thoughts on Caitlyn and Dean being the hosts? So this is when things get awkward. Kenny and Mari break away first to make their fantasy suite decision. Kenny is worried about Mari missing out on all the life he's experienced but she's cool. They decide to go to the fantasy suite. Becca and Thomas. Thomas cries. Like seriously cries. Ed and Mykenna: This is so good and amazingly awkward.Anna and James: Anna is in. James only has eyes for Aaron. Aaron and Tia: Aaron is excited to leave with James, quick catches Tia. Tia laughs and is like, what the what. Riley and Maurissa: Riley plays like he's got cold feet then is like gotcha. Maurissa nearly kills him. Its cute. Joe and Serena: They're in. Serena says I love you. Its addorbs.Fantasy suites. Joe and Serena talk life after the show. Kenny and Mari are Kenny and Mari. Riley tells Maurissa that she is his Sunday morning and I wept like a baby. The food-sex fetish continuesThe next morning everyone seems good, except for Riley who is feeling nervous. Proposal dayKenny and Mari: My favorite is when he creaks as he gets down on one knee to propose. Riley and Maurissa: Will he propose? Yes. He will. I appreciate that whipped cream and toes was mentioned in the proposal. Joe and Serena: The producers are assholes and bring Kendall back on. She sort of is there to give them her blessing. I don't know. I don't get it. Joe has to walk it off. When Serena arrives, he explains what happens. Her response: Are you ok? Can we please talk about how that was the freaking perfect reaction. Joe proposes. She says yes.They do an awesome Update Montage on all the couples. I loved it. Surprising news: Abigail and Noah are back together despite the Dale rumors. They are in I love you territory now. Thomas and Becca are together. The funniest update was that Brendon and Piper are laying low. HAHAHA! The engaged couples are all still together. Lessons learned from this season of BIP. Ready for Bachelorette?
Hi everyone and welcome to the My Ray of Sunshine Podcast! My name is Mayra and I will be sharing with you how you can tell you're either in love, or falling in love. HERE'S AN INSIDE SCOOP: I will cover what a healthy relationship looks like, why having patience finding love and being in love is extremely important, and MORE! Hopefully, you feel like you can come to me for advice by the end of the episode because my goal is helping you in any situation while sending you all of the positive vibes. As an empathetic person, I strive from putting myself in your shoes so help me, help YOU! Feel free to connect with me on other social media platforms HERE. I love getting to know my listeners! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tommie is a dad, husband, and runner, Tommie is also sober. His identity is continuing to evolve as he looks to positively influence those around him. In this episode we talked about: -Tommie's sobriety journey -being more than just your accomplishments -taking on new challenges -falling in love with the process -finish line feelings -family and community -going all in and taking big risks -relating to others and sharing in the struggle -therapy and asking for help -how the training process parallels the work of staying sober -one thing at a time, mile by mile, step by step -lessons learnt from times of struggle and suffering -limits and doing the impossible -storytelling and influence -meditation and sitting still -freedom to live the best version of your life -Tommie's path to veganism -run eat sleep repeat This episode is brought to you by Lyric, to help enable everybody and every body to feel better, every day. Lyric is a therapeutic massager and a home wellness companion. It's designed for display so you won't forget to use it, and it looks beautiful on any coffee table. It even includes an accessory handle to find those hard to reach places, so you can massage your back, by yourself! Grab yours today for $199 at national retailers like Target, Best Buy, Bed Bath and Beyond, or REI, or get free shipping with the code FTLR at experiencelyric.com.
I am joined by the inspiring Kristie Elliot. Kristie is currently a 21-year-old student at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. She is also on the SFU Football team and is the 1st Canadian woman to play & score in an NCAA football team. Her story is kind of funny on how she joined the team. It started with a $40 bet with an SFU football player that entailed her kicking a 40-yard field goal. She was on the track team, but never kicked a football before, that didn't stop her and she was able to make it and take video footage of it. From there she got messages from the other guys on the team and eventually got in touch with the head coach. We chat about her journey joining a team of 80+ men, facing adversity as the only female on the team, falling in love with Football, how she balances friends, football, and school, body confidence & dating. Such a fun episode! Follow @kristie.elliott Follow @wellnowwhatpodcast
Orlando: More tales from the road as we debate the merits of the Emilios Estevez film "Men At Work" and Indiana Jones vs. DinosaurDisneyPilled: Jeff is trying to not admit it, but by the end of the trip he was DISNEYPILLED. How could you not when you're on Thunder Mountain while fireworks are going off.FITS: Jim is having a fit at Animal Kingdom, BURN IT DOWN.RIDICULOUS!, COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS!, NORM MACDONALD!, DIRTY WORK!, TRIBUTE!, TENACIOUS D!, JACK BLACK!, KYLE GASS!, ROAD TO 700!, THE DELTA 8 NIC CAGE!, PUT THE BUNNY DOWN!, STORY!, CORN POP!, BIDEN!, RESTORE THE SNYDER VERSE JIM!, 40 PLUS HOURS!, RESTORE THE KING!, VENOM 2: LET THERE BE CARNAGE!, QUEER CODED!, SYMBIOTE AND A MAN!, FALLING IN LOVE!, COMING OUT PARTY!, TITANE!, CKY!, WRESTLING BELT!, ORLANDO!, VRBO!, FROG!, SQUIRREL!, GATORS!, MEN AT WORK!, CHARLIE SHEEN!, EMILIO ESTEVEZ!, MARTIN SHEEN!, THEME PARKS!, HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS!, ANIMAL KINGDOM!, MAGIC KINGDOM!, EPCOT!, SAFARI!, EVEREST!, DINOSAUR!, INDIANA JONES!, FEATHERS!, THUNDER CHICKENS!, GALAXY'S EDGE!, RUNAWAY RAILWAY!, HALF A BEAN!, MODERN MICKEY AND MINNIE!, REN AND STIMPY!, SPACE MOUNTAIN!, SLINKY COASTER!, TOWER OF TERROR!, AEROSMITH COASTER!, THREE CABALLEROS!, DONALD DUCK!, MEXICAN!, MAGIC MOMENT!, BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN!, FIREWORKS!, NO LINES!, ONE GUY IN A CART!, THRASHED!, GET A DRINK!, SPIDER-MAN RIDE!, UNIVERSAL!, VIP TOUR!, HALLOWEEN KILLS!, DESSERTS IN ONE BITE!, BE OUR GUEST!, RASPBERRY!, PARKING!, SO FAR!, DIRECTING CARS!, RIGHT SIDE!, STEAMING!, FUCKED!, ANGRY!, HORNGRY!, AVATAR BABY!, MONKEY!, BACON EGG AND CHEESE!, TAMARIN!, TOY STORY BULLY!, YELLED AT!, CHASING!, RED PILLING!, VACCINE!, SPACE 220!, COVID!, FACTS!, BONDING!, FIRST CLASS!, LOUNGE!, FREE FOOD!, ICE CREAM!, BUSINESS GUY!, SOUTHERN!, BREW BOY!You can find the videos from this episode at our Discord RIGHT HERE!
Andre holds a degree in sports science & physical education. He spent the majority of his life practicing martial arts having competed in both forms, point sparring & full contact divisions internationally. At the same time, he skateboarded, injuring himself doing it, so decided to learn how to surf and initiated a parkour practice. Parkour opened his eyes for a broader, more holistic approach to physicality, dived in many different training perspectives and methodologies initially to prepare hi body for the parkour practice, but ended up falling in love with the process of being curious, learning, applying, failing, cultivating creativity. Today, he's a husband, a friend, a father of 2 and co-founder of a beautiful movement education platform called Movement Lisboa, with the mission of providing quality education about movement in an inclusive, accessible and HUMAN way
Are you willing to do what it takes?Will you get back up after you fail?Will you take risks to build your dream?It all starts with knowing WHO you are & WHAT is possible for you.The person I have become in the process of risking it all to follow my heart & build my dream business has been A WHIRLWIND OF A JOURNEY!It is a marathon of resiliency, faith building, confidence & the courage to keep going when all you want to do is quit.In today's episode, I am peeling back the curtain to share with you what it ACTUALLY takes to bet on yourself & step out in faith to fulfill your purpose.This is what called me into coaching. This is my ultimate design & joy to support souls by connecting to their message, creating confidence & clarity on what's best for their biz & life goals, overcoming the shit that keeps them stuck & falling in love with WHO they are & WHAT their soul is here to do.This is why I created C4 Mastermind. For new coaches to thrive at the beginning of their journey. CLICK HERE TO JOIN US FOR DETAILS CLICK HERE & GO TO C4 UNDER THE HIGHLIGHTSxo, RoddySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/theroddymethod?fan_landing=true)
My guest on the Sewers of Paris podcast this week is the author of The Other Man, a forthcoming novel set in Mumbai about two men from very different cultures falling in love. Farhad Dadyburjor knows a thing or two about bridging cultures — growing up in India, he developed a deep obsession with western pop stars like Madonna and even came out to a friend via a carefully phrased comparison to George Michael. These days he's gained a much richer understanding of himself and his community — thanks to a combination of queer literature and dance parties.We'll have that conversation in a minute. First a big thanks to everyone who supports the Sewers of Paris at Patreon.com/mattbaume. And to everyone who's left a review on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen.Also don't forget to check out my YouTube where I post videos about queer pop culture history — and you can also head over to my Patreon to watch hours of bonus videos featuring stories of queer TV, film, and Broadway history.And check out my cute little newsletter where I share sneak peeks at what I'm working on at mattbaume.com.
The Queen of California winemaking, inspired by family, falling in love and interview with Zelma Long, Vilafonte Winery. ON THE ROAD with MR CA WINE, is about CA's cool aspirational lifestyle, and awesome wines. Hosted by Chuck Cramer, a CA native, living in London and is the Director of European sales & marketing, Terlato Wines. This is a wine journey covering the hottest topics in the world of California wine, chatting along the way with key influencers in the world of wine who make it all happen. This weeks' episode includes an interview with Zelma Long
What automation tools do you utilize to make your work more meaningful?Neeti Mehta Shukla, Co-Founder of Automation Anywhere joins A.J. to discuss the power of process automation in enabling smarter business growth. They explore the past, present, and future of business process automation, how to combine accessible automation and artificial intelligence for more efficiency and productivity, and the different processes to evaluating business growth. They also talk about the entrepreneurial spirit, why it revolves around problem-solving, and what it takes to navigate the transition points of an eight-figure business. Tune in to learn how to make your life easier by leveraging the power of automation.About our guest:Neeti Mehta is the Co-founder and SVP of Brand and Culture at Automation Anywhere, where they provide robotic process automation enhanced with both cognitive and analytics technology in leading Financial Services, BPO, Healthcare, Technology, and Insurance companies (to name a few)—across more than 90 countries. In addition, Neeti has been on the Advisory and Founding Boards of many companies, advocating strongly for female Founder-CEOs.On today's episode: Episode Overview - How to make your work more meaningful - 03:03 How does problem-solving form the core of entrepreneurship? How have Neeti's problem-solving skills progressed over time? - 04:38 Why is automation cumbersome? Has AI influenced the level of intelligence from automation? - 07:02 How Automation Anywhere's a breakthrough product, IQ Bot utilized artificial intelligence to automate human-centric processes, including invoice-generation - 08:53 The two things to look forward to the most through technology and automation - 10:33 How do you navigate the transition points of growing a business? - 14:55 How can you develop a good understanding of your business and customers? - 17:08 The processes to evaluating business growth - 18:46 The reason why Neeti is greatly involved in women empowerment programs and where her drive for the same comes from - 19:58 Are there similarities between the US and India in the involvement of female entrepreneurs? - 21:21 What success means to Neeti - 24:06 How can you build a legacy for your children on what is possible? - 25:55 Key Takeaways: Entrepreneurship is all about problem-solving, pushing the limits to enhance the problem in different ways, and continuing to grow every step of the way. Entrepreneurship is exciting because you don't have predefined answers to the problems that arise. Technology enablement is necessary to deliver the next level of products and services to the world at large. Using AI and process automation, businesses can develop systems to ease their immediate process requirements or deal with the challenges they are facing at any point in time. The secrets to building a beyond-eight figure business are - hard work, falling in love with the problem (and not the solution), and intertwining business needs and challenges with technology development. The closer you are to the customer in terms of understanding their psyche, their requirements, and problems, the more informed your processes will be in helping them. Organizations, especially the technology industry needs to continue to work to bring more women to the spotlight. How has artificial intelligence pushed the limits for business process automation?[09:08] - “The combination of accessible automation and artificial intelligence [has] really changed the landscape for businesses and what they could accomplish in process automation.”What do you expect to achieve for your business using process automation? Tell us on Facebook or any social media platform of your choice (and don't forget to say hello if you would like to share your story with us)! Connect with Neeti Mehta: LinkedIn: @NeetiMehtaShukla Facebook: Automation Anywhere Software Website: https://www.automationanywhere.com/ Twitter: @NeetiShukla Follow Beyond 8 Figures: Website: Beyond8Figures.com Twitter: @beyond8figures Facebook: Beyond 8 Figures Instagram:@b8fpodcast Email: email@example.com Connect with Insights Lab: Website: https://insightslab.ai/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheInsightsLab/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/insightslab.ai/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/insightslab-ai/
Lindsay is a coach, author, speaker, and lifelong athlete. She is an Olympic gold medalist, a three-time World Champion, five-time World Cup medalist, and a National Rowing Hall of Fame inductee. Lindsay lives in Florida, where she daily seeks to mentor, inspire, and improve the lives of others by sharing her knowledge of health and wellness along with her journey of self-discovery from ultimate defeat, to Olympic gold. Think of any sport, and Lindsay played it growing up. She was a driven athlete, good student, and happy teenager. But when she went to college, everything changed. She quit basketball, gained weight, and skipped classes. Her drive was gone. After a sleepless night and fateful turn of events, Lindsay made the decision to become her best self. She discovered rowing, and the sport became her outlet for transformation. In just one year she became an NCAA Division-I All-American; in four, she broke a world record and won her first World Championship. Within six years, Lindsay won Olympic gold. In Better Great Than Never, Lindsay shows you how to seize your full potential by removing self-imposed limitations. She demonstrates how to embrace every step, good and bad, to find greatness. For Lindsay, life isn't about winning. As long as you learn throughout your journey, you can never lose. New episodes of the Tough Girl Podcast go live every Tuesday at 7am UK time - Make sure you hit the subscribe button so you don't miss out. The Tough Girl Podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons. To find out more about supporting your favourite podcast and becoming a patron please check out www.patreon.com/toughgirlpodcast. Show notes Being based in Miami Beach Florida Working in Ocean Rescue Being an athlete and an educator Dreaming about the Olympics… Being very sporty from a young age and playing a whole variety of different sports Graduating from high school at 17 Going to the University of Virginia Stumbling across rowing in her junior year at rowing Not feeling confident at playing sports at college level Being tall at school and feeling awkward while growing up Falling in love with rowing Why there is always something that you can be improving in What motivates Lindsay How sports psychologists played a role in her rowing Learning from every opportunity Being self reflective and being intrinsically motivated What does it take to achieve at these high levels What training was involved Her first day or rowing practice Learning to be accountable to ourselves, our equipment and to one another Why sleep was the most important thing Wiring a book about her story and being able to reflect back on her journey Staying injury free for 7.5 years Removing as much stress as possible Keeping detailed training logs Sleeping for 10 hrs a night and taking naps during the day Starting rowing January 2002 and winning medals a few years later Even through it was hard, it was fun Knowing what her role was in the boat Being the connector The Beijing Olympic Games Why it's just another race Go out and do what you do Doing extra deep breathing to relax What it was like sitting at the start line Why nerves on the start line are a good thing 6 mins - 6 secs Getting into a flow state and just feeling Reflecting back on the journey the luxury of being an athlete Where you can find Lindsay on the Socials Having a middle name “Dare” Advice for other women who want to dare to be great Why her advice is Patience Staying Patience, Positive & Determined throughout the process Finding the one thing and to do well Social Media Website: www.lindsaydareshoop.com Instagram: @LindsayDareShoop Youtube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCQEzWRsCnke6ws_wJTKg8uQ/about Book: Better Great Than Never: Believing It's Possible Is Where Champions Begin
Sara Wilkinson is a Crossfit coach and the widow of Chad Wilkinson. Chad was a member of the revered SEAL Team Six but tragically took his own life in 2018. We discuss their early lives, falling in love in high school, Chad's military journey, Crossfit, TBIs, suicide, he healing power of psychedelics and so much more.
Would you do anything for love? “Falling in love” with another person often keeps us from thinking straight. It takes a high place of importance. It isn't hard for that kind of infatuation to take a place higher in our hearts than it should. We spend lots of time at the “altar of love” worshiping gods of romance, family, and our own ego. These things are actually good gifts and blessings from God, but can step out of order in our hearts and become more important to us than the love we have for the God who made and redeemed us. It's good to love our spouse and family, and even have a healthy esteem of ourselves. But God needs first place in our hearts. Even over family. Let's love our spouses, but love God more. Spouses make bad gods. We will look at God's Word today to see how it can defeat these idols from taking God's place in our hearts.
What do love and freedom have in common? They're both on your mind this week in astrology. Your favorite astro podcast is back and here to break down Venus in Sagittarius and the New Moon in Libra! Will you be falling in love? Or running away from it as soon as you see it? Jade and Kara discuss having boundaries in relationships, the importance of reciprocation, why it's okay to explore new things, and much more on this weeks episode. Also, when is the right time to cut someone off? Can a failing connection be saved? All the answers are here. BOOK ASTROLOGY READINGS: ✩Kara: intro.co/karanicole ✩Jade: intro.co/jadesalzano WEBSITE: ✩ blameitonthestars.co FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: ✩ www.twitter.com/blmethestars ✩ www.twitter.com/astr0kara ✩ www.twitter.com/astr0jade FOLLOW US INSTAGRAM: ✩ www.instagram.com/blmethestars Sending you good vibes! Xoxo, Jade & Kara
This week we welcome Cat aka @thesheddingcat on instagram back on the show to talk all about her story and where she is at in her own wellness journey! We talk about all the things from how she is prioritizing her journey while also going to grad school, falling in love, her upcoming skin removal surgery, and so much more! You can give to her gofundme here www.gofundme.com/f/help-cat-afford-skin-removal-surgery?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wellnessforreal/message
I hope all of my listeners listen closely to this episode, even if you don't think it's for you! This was a theme for some of my clients and consult calls this week; women who really believed they were ready to date, and it was clear to me that they really were not. We all have human brains which have limiting beliefs that keep us stuck in mind drama, and keep our person further away. This is where the beauty of coaching comes into play! In this episode, I share how I coached one of my clients on her mind drama, what it feels like when you create and believe new thoughts that serve you, and how you can become the upleveled woman that is ready to date and find her person. If you are ready to clean up your heart in a different way, then I invite you to join my group coaching program, Stop Wanting Him Back and Find Someone Better. It's a one year program where I coach you through the three results of stopping wanting Mr. or Ms. Wrong Back, falling in love with you, and finding someone better. We do this through three calls a week, plus you have access to “Ask A Coach” where you can write in and get a coached response within 24 hours, as well as access to over over 60 videos of coaching. To learn more and apply, go to https://course.clairetheheartbreakcoach.com/Topics In This Episode:You may not be ready to find your person, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have to stop dating Wanting your person is not the same as being ready for them Being stuck in the drama isn't serving you and isn't helping youGetting coached even when you aren't going on datesIf it feels like you are forcing guys to go on datesMaking the empowered choice to ask him out Don't let the shitty dates get to you PLEASE NOTE: Claire refers to her exes and the listener's ex as a “he,” based on her own personal experience as a heterosexual female, but this work can be applied to ANYONE going through heartbreak. ALL genders and sexual orientations are encouraged to listen and apply Claire's tools into their own lives!Editing and show notes by Roth Media
Air Date: 9-15-21 Today, I am joined by Amanda, Erin and Deon to discuss: - Top-Down and Bottom-Up processing that leads to biased interpretation of information - Dying of individualism and federalism failures amid COVID - The legacy of Vietnamese refugees following the Vietnam War - What happens when attraction is stronger than any code of ethics or social pressure References: Google/Apple exposure notification API saved thousands of lives, but apps largely flopped in US Marion Days Spanish bishop quits church after falling in love with writer of Satanic erotica Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Produced by: Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts!
Michelle stops by and brings a letter I wrote to her back when we were in college (somewhere around 2006) and we have a good laugh at my expense. Then we get back to funny news headlines we've found.
How well do you know your own spirit? Join Sonia Choquette as she takes you on the wonderful journey of falling in love with your very own soul. You can listen to Sonia's meditations, audiobooks, lectures and more in the Hay House Unlimited Audio App FREE for 14 days. Try now! Apple: hayhouse.com/iOS or Android: hayhouse.com/android
As the Biden Regime's radical legislative agenda continues to stall on Capitol Hill, Charlie walks through the underlying beauty of our current political moment—explaining that what we're witnessing now in DC would actually bring our Founding Fathers great joy. Walking through the origins of the US Senate and the Founders' intent for it to be a sage and deliberate body, Charlie explains that we all need to fall in love with legislative gridlock, even in times when it doesn't benefit our own agendas, because ultimately—it benefits the republic in the long term. He also gives his take on a supposedly "new and groundbreaking" ingestible treatment for COVID announced today by Big Pharma which bears a striking resemblance to some of the treatments and therapeutics we've covered extensively on this show such as Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine. Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Maria Mazon is chef/owner of Boca Tacos + Tequila in Tucson, AZ. She participated in Top Chef Portland and was one of the top-5 contestants. She grew up in Sonora, MX but now residing in Tucson, living bi-culturally has influenced her cook. She walks us through falling in love with cooking and the excitement that surrounded joining Top Chef. She has since been named as a 2020 James Beard Award semifinalist and competitor on Top Chef.
Have you felt more tired recently? Maybe more pain, brain fog, memory loss, trouble sleeping, or maybe all of the above? These are all symptoms of stress, whether that's the everyday variety or unresolved stress hidden deep within your body. Dealing with your stress can unlock a new way to live your life. Dr. Nicole Huffman is on the podcast to talk about the emotional arm of your health and how you can release the stress from your body that's preventing you from living your life to its fullest. [0:50] Dr. Nicole has lived in many different places, but after falling in love with horseback riding a couple of years ago, they were looking for a new home and found a place that came with a horse and two donkeys. It became the obvious choice. [3:00] Horses teach you about the energy that you bring into a room. If there is something going on with you, the horse is going to feel it. This plays into the idea that our physical health has an energetic component. Other people may put up with your energy but a horse will let you know right away. [5:50] Dr. Nicole's practice is in-person one day a week at Dr. Jill Carnahan's clinic and the rest of the week is spent in remote consultations. [7:30] Dr. Nicole uses muscle testing to communicate with a patient's nervous system. Whether an arm is strong or weak can tell you a lot about what is going on with the rest of the body. [7:55] Dr. Nicole looks at the body three ways. Is there something structurally wrong, chemically absent, or are there emotional issues? Unresolved stress has physical impacts on the body and dealing with that stress often results in the physical symptoms disappearing. [10:00] Dr. Anna went through a period of post-traumatic stress which resulted in early menopause and infertility. This put her on a journey to learn about stress and understand its impacts on the human body and how it can be reversed. [11:35] There are multiple forms of stress. It can come from your emotions, your food, or the electrochemical environment you are in. When you feel emotional stress that you can't control, addressing your diet and removing those sources of stress can make your emotions easier to manage. [12:45] Dr. Anna recommends to her patients to write down their stressors and controls on a piece of paper. Pair each thing that stresses you with something you can control to minimize issues. [14:25] Unresolved stress is often deeply rooted in the body and the most common way of dealing with it is ignoring it (aka. Not dealing with it). If you are responding to a situation like a six year old, it's probably due to an unresolved stress from when you were younger. [16:20] There are different techniques and treatments that can help deal with this kind of stress, you just have to test and experiment to find the one that's right for you. [17:25] Adverse childhood experiences deeply affect us throughout life, but especially during periods like menopause where there is a drop in progesterone. Anytime cortisol levels are higher it's going to ignite stresses that haven't been resolved. [19:05] Dr. Nicole sees many women with low hormones living under the thumb of cortisol. The pandemic has only exacerbated the stress issues. [20:05] People with excessive stress experience low energy, irregular period cycles, and interrupted sleep. When you're overwhelmed with stress, little things can really set you off. [22:30] Weddings are extra complicated and stressful right now. Dr. Nicole uses muscle testing tests to identify and clear emotions around the things they can and can't control. Often, when past traumatic events do come up you will feel tired and exhausted for the following few days. [25:05] There are a few techniques that you can do at home to run a muscle test but you're best off being in an objective and clear space to get accurate results. Muscle testing is like a physical manifestation of your intuition. [28:45] Don't let unresolved issues affect your physiology. You have to shed your old self and unresolved stresses. [30:45] When someone comes into Dr. Nicole's practice, it starts with talking about their history and going deep on their life and what stresses them oute. Then she starts muscle testing to see what the body wants to deal with first. [31:45] When you work with the highest priority issue, everything else will fall into line. You may not need 10 supplements if you deal with unresolved stress or the primary cause of your problems. [32:10] Health is not the absence of symptoms, it's feeling truly amazing. Mentioned in this Episode: drnicolehuffman.com @drnicoleNMD on Instagram youtube.com/thegirlfrienddoctor dranna.com/show Always seek the advice of your own physician or qualified health professional before starting any treatment or plans. Information found here and results are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified healthcare professional and are not intended as medical advice.
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Platt stars in 'Dear Evan Hansen,' the film adaptation of the Broadway musical. He originated the role. We talk about anxiety, falling in love with another 'Evan Hansen' actor, and his upcoming project with Richard Linklater, filming a musical over the course of 20 years.