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The Tariq Elite Radio Show
Ep.#387-Word Salad & Butter Biscuits

The Tariq Elite Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021


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The Unfiltered Gentlemen
Batch274: We're Kind Of A Big Deal In Finland

The Unfiltered Gentlemen

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 52:48


Get your pizzas, pretzels, and beers; it's time for research! Erica joins Flex and Greg to talk about the return of beer festivals, mac and cheese pizza, the best place to live for drunk people, and why the great people of Finland love us so much! We also get an exclusive performance from Masterdrunk Theatre.Flex is drinking Smashing Yuzu, a cold sour IPA from Eagle Park Brewing. Erica is reviewing Pretzel Bier from Captain Lawrence and Snyder's Pretzels. Finally, Greg is drinking and talking about Czech Rendezvous, his latest homebrew. Greg and Erica were able to get outside and attend a couple of beer festivals; Greg went to Surf n Suds to hang out with the Booze League crew. Erica was slinging pretzels at Capital Beerfest in Sacramento, CA. Flex scored some rare beer at a kid's birthday party. And it turns out, we're really popular over in Finland. Who knew?Listener Jay writes in to talk about his beer-drinking adventures on a road trip across the Midwest. He throws Coley under the bus in the process.Our Ludicrous Libation Law comes to us from those underage drinkers in Arkansas. Uber completes their buyout of Drizly, the alcohol delivery platform. Sierra Nevada to launch and upscale hard tea brand; will it come with crumpets? Which state is the most tolerant of drunk and high employees? Get packing. And a bartender quits his job after his manager tells him not to get drunk on his days off.Erica:www.instagram.com/necknoshwww.necknosh.com Flex:www.instagram.com/flex_me_a_beerCraft Beer Republic:www.CraftBeerRepublic.comwww.instagram.com/CraftBeerRepublicwww.facebook.com/CraftBeerRepublicPodwww.twitter.com/CraftBeerRepub(805) 538-2337

Cider Chat
293: Lee McAlpine of Montana CiderWorks | Established 2002

Cider Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 54:51


Who is Montana CiderWorks Lee McAlpine is the Founder and Owner of Montana Ciderworks based in Darby, Montana. In 2022, Lee will celebrate the 20th year of operations and has a special Pommeau release made with her cider and distilled locally. It has been aging for 3 years and will only be available at the cidery. In 2002, she planted over 700 cider varieties that focused on 7 English Cider varieties that Lee felt would blend well with the covet Montana grown Macintosh apples. Lee was a firefighter who had a passion for sustainable agriculture and for Montana. Lee McAlpine The Cidery set up Lee has a 20 x 20 foot production room and primarily ferments in Flex tanks and has a small batch program. The Cidery has no Tasting Room, but you can show up and buy cider on site. Lee's cider are fermented for a year before bottling! Topics in this Cider Chat Why the McIntosh is so coveted in Montana The region going back to 1880 specifically growing the McIntosh was a vibrant orchard region at one time. Lee notes that it is the temperatures between day and night in this region that really helps elevate the Macs and thus they she finds notes of cinnamon to this apple variety and the cider. There are 33 different spourts of McIntosh. Local food to pair Montana CiderWorks cider - Lee recommends the Cheddar cheese made by Lifeline Farm a Biodynamic farm. Why Lee chose not to have a Tasting Room Mentions in this Chat Northwest Cider Club - The final special cider box for the end of the year features Montana, Idaho ciders in the Discover Box and Elevated Box Read Richie's Thesis on this topic: https://arrow.tudublin.ie/tfschcafdis/10/ BudWood.org  BudWood is a not-for-profit Montana CoOp whose members are apple growers, apple product manufacturers, and those aspiring to grow or manufacture. McIntosh Apple Days is held the first weekend of October and has been held for over 42 years! Ep 220: Can Sorbus Domestica Save the World  Ep 286: A Living Language for Cider - Richie Brady's Thesis on the topic go to this link Montana CiderWorks is For Sale!  Contact Lee directly for more info Ciders Made at Montana CiderWorks Small Batch - single varietal ciders - look for via vinoshipper North Fork - Semi-Dry English Style Cider Darby Pub Cider - Semi-Dry New World Style Cider McIntosh - Medium Sweet Single Variety Cider Hopped Up - Limited Release Cider Contact info for Montana CiderWorks Website: http://montanacider.com/ eMail: Lee@montanacider.com Address: 261 Rye Creek Road, Darby MT 59829 Phone: (406) 360-5078 Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio , Spotify and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on Cider Chat's blog, social media and podcast Twitter @ciderchat Instagram: @ciderchatciderville Cider Chat FaceBook Page Cider Chat YouTube

Sunrise Church Podcast
Revenge of Samson // FLEX pt. 3 // Pastor Steve Garcia

Sunrise Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 37:09


“If you hurt me, I get to hurt you back - now we're even.” Does this sound familiar?  There are two problems with revenge:  The first is we think revenge will make us feel better // We won't.  The second is we think revenge will end the conflict // It won't.  In this 3rd message in the series FLEX about the life of Samson, Pastor Steve unpacks how Samson fell into the trap of revenge and how we can often find ourselves falling into the same trap. What does the Bible say about how to handle someone who wrongs us? Check out this message as we see how the life of Samson is a warning siren for our lives and how God wants us to cry out to Him even from our darkest and most desperate places.    Bible References: Judges 15 Psalm 139:23-24   -  NEXT STEPS  Looking to take your next step?  We want to help! Text the word NEXT to 909-281-7797 or visit sunrisechurch.org/nextsteps. - GIVE TO SUNRISE CHURCH Imagine what God can do through our giving. You can give today at sunrisechurch.org/give. - FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SunriseChurchCA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunrisechurchca Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SunriseChurch

The Laura Flanders Show
F-Word: A Paramilitary Industrial Complex is Growing in Americans' Backyards

The Laura Flanders Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 4:01


The F-Word is released bi-weekly featuring timely commentaries by Laura Flanders and guests."Veteran activists organizing across this state [North Carolina], are concerned about a seemingly unmonitored flow of military grade weapons, training, and white warrior ideology out of the state's privatized military and into civilian lives."Flex your media muscles, become a monthly sustaining member for $3, $5, $12 at Patreon.com/theLFShow

Fox Sports Radio Weekends
I WANT YOUR FLEX - Week 7 Waiver Adds and Storylines, Optimism for AJ Brown

Fox Sports Radio Weekends

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 50:56


SUBSCRIBE TO I WANT YOUR FLEX HERE! Dan Beyer and Mike Harmon give their biggest takeaways from the Titans beating the Bills and explain why the highly-anticipated breakout of AJ Brown is finally upon us. The guys look back on their hits and misses from Week 6. Dan and Mike discuss the biggest storylines to watch in Week 7 and explain why it's time to sell low on a running back in an elite offense. Don't be surprised if the Rams ease up a tad on the Lions this week. Can you count on any running back in Denver? The guys debate their Mortal Kombat Matchups and give you the waiver wire adds you need to target for Week 7. Plus, the guys preview Thursday Night Football between the Browns and Broncos! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Jason Smith Show
I WANT YOUR FLEX - Week 7 Waiver Adds and Storylines, Optimism for AJ Brown

The Jason Smith Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 50:56


SUBSCRIBE TO I WANT YOUR FLEX HERE! Dan Beyer and Mike Harmon give their biggest takeaways from the Titans beating the Bills and explain why the highly-anticipated breakout of AJ Brown is finally upon us. The guys look back on their hits and misses from Week 6. Dan and Mike discuss the biggest storylines to watch in Week 7 and explain why it's time to sell low on a running back in an elite offense. Don't be surprised if the Rams ease up a tad on the Lions this week. Can you count on any running back in Denver? The guys debate their Mortal Kombat Matchups and give you the waiver wire adds you need to target for Week 7. Plus, the guys preview Thursday Night Football between the Browns and Broncos! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Almost 30
466. Girls Gotta Eat: Boyfriends, Friends and DM's

Almost 30

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 84:21


Imagine you're with girlfriends, drinking natural wine, letting it all hang out, talking about fighting, f**king, finances, friendships, therapy – you know, all that real-life shit, and you think, "There should be a show about this stuff."  Well, Rayna Greenberg and Ashley Hesseltine heard your prayers and created Girls Gotta Eat: (un)officially the rawest, realest show with no ‘F's to give when it comes to opening up about anything dating-related.  So buckle up and tune in as Rayna, Ashley, Krista, and Lindsey knock out anecdotes like shots of tequila, slide through their wildest DMs, reflect on f**kboys, relationships, and relive those "memorable" holiday family reunions.  We also talk about: Connecting with fans, trolling, and sliding into DMs  Talking about sex and relationships publicly when you have a partner How to make the holiday season work for you Supporting friends as your relationship evolves  Sponsors: Omaze  | Go to https://www.omaze.com/products/miami-dream-house?oa_h=UBRLHr4ObeDFqg391Cf9pw&utm_term=miami-dream-house&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=veritone&utm_campaign=MiamiHouseQ22021_Almost30&utm_content=link_Link (omaze.com/almost30) and enter to win a Multimillion-Dollar Miami Dream House and other amazing prizes. Use code “ALMOST3020” to receive 20 more entries.  Athletic Greens | Get a 1-year supply of Vitamin D + five FREE travel packs with your first purchase at http://www.athleticgreens.com/almost30 (athleticgreens.com/almost30) Beekeeper's Naturals | Go to https://beekeepersnaturals.com/pages/shopthehive (beekeepersnaturals.com/almost30 )or use code “ALMOST30” for 25% off your first order. FLEX | Use code “ALMOST30” for for 20% off Flex disc starter kits or 10% off your first Flex cup + free shipping at https://flexfits.com/pages/podcast-landing?coupon=ALMOST30 (flexfits.com/almost30)vip BetterHelp | Visit http://betterhelp.com/almost30 (betterhelp.com/almost30) for 10% off your first month. As a BetterHelp affiliate, we may receive compensation from BetterHelp if you purchase products or services through the links provided. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. LMNT: Claim a free LMNT Sample Pack (you just need to cover the cost of shipping) by visiting http://drinklmnt.com/Almost30 (DrinkLMNT.com/Almost30) Resources:  Website: https://www.girlsgottaeatpodcast.com/ (girlsgottaeatpodcast.com)  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlsgottaeatpodcast/ (@girlsgottaeatpodcast) Join our community: http://almost30.com/membership (almost30.com/membership) https://www.facebook.com/Almost30podcast/groups (facebook.com/Almost30podcast/groups) Podcast disclaimer can be found by visiting: https://almost30.com/disclaimer (almost30.com/disclaimer).  Find more to love at http://almost30.com/ (almost30.com)! Almost 30 is edited by http://crate.media (Crate Media).

김영철의 파워FM
(화) 김영철의 파워FM - 오. 일. 발. 라. FLEX~! (황보) - 2021.10.19

김영철의 파워FM

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 65:29


(화) 김영철의 파워FM - 오. 일. 발. 라. FLEX~! (황보) - 2021.10.19ART19 개인정보 정책 및 캘리포니아주의 개인정보 통지는 https://art19.com/privacy & https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info 에서 확인하실 수 있습니다.

Not Another Fitness Podcast: For Fitness Geeks Only
Episode 119: Flex Diet Cert is now OPEN for 1 Week + Physiology vs Psychology For Faster Results

Not Another Fitness Podcast: For Fitness Geeks Only

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 16:30


Breaking down the specifics of the courseWhat you'll take away at the endUsing physiology and psychology to develop coaching leverageYou can get CEUs approved from ACE, NSCA, and NASMSelf-paced and entirely onlineAccess to me by email 24/7Expert interviews not published anywhere elseGo to flexdiet.com for all the information you need to enroll. If you're listening after October 25, 2021, get on the waitlist to be notified when it opens early in 2022.

Homegrown With G Cole
Homegrown with G Cole. Episode 99: Victim Shaming and Victim Blaming is rape culture

Homegrown With G Cole

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 70:19


Rape, sexual assault and abuse of women, is and has always been an issue in Jamaica. Victim Shaming and Victim Blaming is rape culture. G Cole speaks on it today, especially as it pertains to Jamaica. https://music.apple.com/us/album/gregory-isaacs-dub-versions-vinyl-cut/1567908445 Please Subscribe to our YouTube Channel https://youtube.com/c/GregoryColeHomegrownWithGCole

Homegrown With G Cole
Homegrown with G Cole. Episode 98. G Cole talks with veteran Reggae Gospel Singer, George Nooks.

Homegrown With G Cole

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 75:05


G Cole talks with veteran Reggae Gospel Singer, George Nooks about his beginnings, his legacy and his brand new album "Through It All" https://music.apple.com/us/album/gregory-isaacs-dub-versions-vinyl-cut/1567908445 Please Subscribe to our YouTube Channel https://youtube.com/c/GregoryColeHomegrownWithGCole   

Flex Network
The Flex Network Presents: NFL Week 6 Flex Plays

Flex Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 53:11


Flex Shane is joined by Flex Mike to discuss Week 6 of the NFL Season. The Bye weeks have arrived. Are YOU ready? We also share our top #FLEX Plays of the week. Follow us on Twitter: @theflexnetwork1 @Flexmike11 Get some Flex Network Swag: https://brainbustertees.com/other/fle... #FLEX #NFL #FANTASYFOOTBALL

Charger Chat
The Flex Bone

Charger Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 59:34


Another Friday episode of Charger Chat coming in hot. We start with Coach Staley and his thoughts on the Jon Gruden Situation. Once again coach inspires with his words, but not only us but a lot of other people. A new surge in Charger support is here and we love it.  We look at Charger news and get prepared for our matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. We welcome on Brian and Donnie for our Bolt Insight. They took it upon themselves to do a comprehensive breakdown of the different Chargers Jerseys. They give great insight on what would be the best for you. We finish up over in  Coach's Classroom. Kyle breaks down what we need to do to slow down Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore run game.  Strawberry Battleship See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A Black Girls Bravo
Not The Flex You Thought It Was!

A Black Girls Bravo

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 115:13


NBDA: Bicycle Retail Radio
The Friday Retailer Flex - Episode 30

NBDA: Bicycle Retail Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 5:04


How to build operational efficiency at your retail bicycle store.Support the show (https://www.nbda.com/donate)

Fox Sports Radio Weekends
I WANT YOUR FLEX - Walking the Tight Rope at Tight End, Week 6 Rankings and Hot Plays

Fox Sports Radio Weekends

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 44:51


SUBSCRIBE TO I WANT YOUR FLEX HERE! Dan Beyer and Mike Harmon discuss the evolving scope on fantasy tight ends and discuss how to approach the position. Mike gives his Top-5 QBs, RBs, and WRs for the week. The guys have your Hot Plays, Cold Sores, and Fantasy Ninjas to watch out for. Dan seeks redemption in his Give Me One Reason starts and sits for the week and tells you where you can find Points-a-Palooza on Sunday. Plus, birthday wishes, Packers/Bears historical moments, and the most obscure music references you can find! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Straight Outta Vegas with RJ Bell
SPECIAL PREVIEW - I WANT YOUR FLEX - Walking the Tight Rope at Tight End, Week 6 Rankings and Hot Plays

Straight Outta Vegas with RJ Bell

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 44:51


SUBSCRIBE TO I WANT YOUR FLEX HERE! Dan Beyer and Mike Harmon discuss the evolving scope on fantasy tight ends and discuss how to approach the position. Mike gives his Top-5 QBs, RBs, and WRs for the week. The guys have your Hot Plays, Cold Sores, and Fantasy Ninjas to watch out for. Dan seeks redemption in his Give Me One Reason starts and sits for the week and tells you where you can find Points-a-Palooza on Sunday. Plus, birthday wishes, Packers/Bears historical moments, and the most obscure music references you can find! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Jason Smith Show
I WANT YOUR FLEX - Walking the Tight Rope at Tight End, Week 6 Rankings and Hot Plays

The Jason Smith Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 44:51


SUBSCRIBE TO I WANT YOUR FLEX HERE! Dan Beyer and Mike Harmon discuss the evolving scope on fantasy tight ends and discuss how to approach the position. Mike gives his Top-5 QBs, RBs, and WRs for the week. The guys have your Hot Plays, Cold Sores, and Fantasy Ninjas to watch out for. Dan seeks redemption in his Give Me One Reason starts and sits for the week and tells you where you can find Points-a-Palooza on Sunday. Plus, birthday wishes, Packers/Bears historical moments, and the most obscure music references you can find! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Tariq Elite Radio Show
Ep.#386:Ladies, Are You The Soul Mate Or The Homie?

The Tariq Elite Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021


This episode is about soul mates.....tariq_radio_386.mp3File Size:72859 kbFile Type:mp3Download File [...]

Chrissie Mayr Podcast
CMP 312 - Riss Flex

Chrissie Mayr Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 84:02


YouTuber and Journalist Riss Flex joins Chrissie Mayr to talk about William Shatner going into space with Blue Origin, We ask some questions about space travel, Hamilton's Suni Reid and their dressing room drama, then we get a surprise visit from Jason Bermas who shares his views about what's really going on with millionaires in space, some of it kinda dark but we can handle it! Thank you to our sponsors! Feeling Anxious? Smoke your CBD! Go to Kushy Dreams and use the code CMP to get 20% off your order plus free shipping! https://kushydreams.com/ Dating Sites SUCK! So go check out the brand new and FREE Drom.Date/CMP Use Log In Code CMP and you choose the dealmakers and dealbreakers! T reat yo self! Go to AdamandEve.com and use promo code CMP to get 20% off plus free shipping! Do you enjoy my video content? I use Streamyard and it's made the BIGGEST impact on my livestreams, videos, and clips! FREE 14 Day Trial if you use my referral code! https://streamyard.com?fpr=chrissie

Harris Fantasy Football Podcast
Dealing With Injury Reports, W6 Flex Advice & Previewing TBvPHI

Harris Fantasy Football Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 63:30


Let's build those Week 6 fantasy football lineups into something that can win! On today's podcast, we'll talk about how to deal with early-week injury reports, we'll do some Flexual Healing, we'll play a ridiculously fun listener mixtape and we'll dive into Week 6 in DraftKings. Come play with us! Guest: DFS Expert Jake Trowbridge.   NOTES: Sponsor - www.ThursdayBoots.com for an incredible value on boots with the durability of a work boot and the style of a fashion boot, starting at $149 Sponsor - www.VuoriClothing.com/harris for 20% off incredibly comfortable activewear made from recyclable material Sponsor - www.Fundrise.com/harris for an easy-to-use platform that helps diversify your portfolio in private real estate Follow Jake Trowbridge - @JakeTrowbridge Follow our show - @HarrisFootball Become a patron - www.patreon.com/harrisfootball Become a Person of the Book - https://www.amazon.com/Tulsa-Christopher-Harris/dp/0692170138 Watch the YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/harrisfootball Harris Football Yacht Club Dictionary - https://harris-football-yacht-dictionary.fandom.com/wiki/Harris_Football_Yacht_Dictionary_Wiki Join the Harris Football Subreddit - www.reddit.com/r/HarrisFootball Play in our Week 6 DraftKings Contest - https://www.draftkings.com/draft/contest/115562726   Week 6 Flexual Healing: Kadarius Toney - (risky = Damien Harris & James Conner; safe =  Miles Sanders) Devontae Booker - (safe = Cardinals WRs; risky = Odell Beckham) Allen Robinson - (safe = sit him!; risky = Damien Harris & James Conner) Chase Edmonds - (safe = Tyler Lockett; risky = Tim Patrick)   Jake's Week 6 DraftKings Picks: QB: Taylor Heinicke - $5,800 RB: Joe Mixon - $6,400 RB - Devontae Booker $5,400 WR: Tyreek Hill - $8,500 WR: D.J. Moore - $7,300 WR: Terry McLaurin - $7,100 TE: Ricky Seals-Jones - $3,000 FLEX: Darnell Mooney - $4,300 DEF: Lions - $2,100   Chris's Week 6 DraftKings Picks: QB: Taylor Heinicke - $5,800 RB: Austin Ekeler - $7,900 RB: Darrell Henderson - $6,000 WR: D.J. Moore - $7,300 WR: Terry McLaurin - $7,100 WR: Tee Higgins - $5,300 TE: Ricky Seals-Jones - $3,000 FLEX: Devontae Booker - $5,400 DEF: Texans - $2,200

Ready to Lead
Leading in a Pandemic-Affected Workplace with Richard Lindner and Jeff Mask

Ready to Lead

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 33:47


You're not alone if you're facing anxiety, concerns, and difficult situations in your workplace 18 months into the pandemic—it's a pattern across the globe. A lot of people thought (hoped) we'd be back to normal by this point, or at least adjusting really well to our “new” normal. But it turns out there are just a lot of new problems and questions, fears and insecurities. In today's episode, co-hosts Jeff Mask and Richard Lindner want you to know you're not alone. It's not just a hot topic; it's the anxiety everyone is feeling, whether or not they realize it. They want to help you understand what's going on and give you actionable steps to make things better, to give more clarity, to help you realign and reunite your company.  This is how the episode will go: Validate what you're feeling. Live in that feeling a little bit. Go through some of the causes/effects. Give some hope. Your Experience/Feelings Are Valid We've all been through a lot in the past 18 months, and then we saw some signs that things were getting a little better. Then other things started to creep in. Things like: Tension being a little bit higher  Friction being deeper and hotter Pockets in the business that don't feel as engaged/dialed in Resentment Entitlement Inconsistent sales Overall dysfunction within leadership teams More easily frustrated with people Richard shares their company's story. On Friday, April 13th, 2020, they sent everybody home from their headquarters for a couple weeks, which turned into a month, then a quarter. Then they made the decision to be a virtual first company. They knew they couldn't go back. They still don't know if today is a new normal or a temporary normal. They're in limbo. A couple weeks ago, things seemed to start getting better-ish, but people started leaving. Everyone wanted to know, what are we doing now? People seemed way more disconnected, out of touch, accusatory in tone. It was harder to get people on the same page. Everything seemed forced. They're not in a rhythm, not in alignment.   Then people start leaving.    Why Are People Leaving Your Company? Richard can't help but think, “Uh oh. Did we make it this far, then we're going to fall apart? The world is going to get better, and we're going to crumble? That's what it felt like.”  “Our thoughts go to dark places,” Jeff says. “Maybe it's me. Maybe I'm a horrible leader. Maybe the company isn't as good as I thought it was. Now that things are more stable, people are going where they want to go. Before, they felt imprisoned in this company, but at least it was a place of security. And your ego goes all over the place.” Richard says yes to the ego. They stepped up and supported their people during the bulk of the last year. They cut other things before people. When the first few people put in their resignation, he had to fight his ego. “How dare you leave us when we didn't leave you? Do you know how easy it would have been to just cut this, but we didn't, but now you are? That's my own brokenness and humanity popping up, but I felt it.” Why are people leaving now? For a lot of reasons. First of all, it felt like a lot, because no one left for 18 months. People were exploring new opportunities because this wasn't a cultural fit for them. They had hit a ceiling. All types of normal reasons people leave. Natural ebb and flow of turnover happens. But it didn't for 18 months, so it felt like a lot all at once.  Harvard Business Review has been putting out some great articles about the Great Resignation. It's helpful to put it into the context of a bigger picture. What occurred during the pandemic was a lot of soul-searching. Why am I doing what I'm doing?  People had a lot more flexibility in where they live and work. They're leaving companies and also industries—not just because it's a horrible place to work. Some people leave because your company looks a lot different from the company they signed up for. We've changed.  It's hard enough running a business, and then you slap a pandemic on it. There are so many new variables at play that are tough to navigate. Communicating Well When You're Not Face-to-Face The environment is shifting, so the medium we use to communicate is changing too. Face to face interaction was easier in many ways. The difficulty of going from eyeball to eyeball dialogue to strictly text/Slack/email is that you strip out so much of the richness of communication—tone, body language. As receivers, we fill in the gaps in the texts. And often erroneously when it's a high conflict situation and we're lacking nonverbal cues. One thing Richard does is make himself read the message to someone else or just out loud. Then he checks his tone. Have you ever read a text conversation out loud and noticed the change in inflection/tone when you get to YOUR part? Are you putting a bad guy tone, a Disney villain tone, on the other person's text? Are you ascribing emotion to the conversation that's not actually there?  We filter texts through what's going on with us. We read it with baggage. So Richard does the Disney Villain Test. Take a breath, count to 5, tell himself the best case of what they could have meant, because he just acknowledged the worst case. It probably needs to be a conversation. Want to jump on the phone? Or acknowledge the weirdness. It takes time, but you have to invest the time upfront to deliver communication the right way from the beginning. A five minute conversation can offset weeks of resentment, underperformance, lashing out. Interpersonal stuff is a domino effect. If you feel that tension, when's the last time you connected on a personal level with that team member? There are probably other issues happening in their lives that are more important than work. Some Helpful Tips for Making Those Connections #1: Use a message matrix. It's a simple tool you can download. It lists different scenarios of communication and times to check in or face conflict and different mediums you can use. Knowing which medium to use with what timing with what person is super helpful. #2: Intentionally build relationships of trust.  Check in on people. Flex your emotional intelligence muscle. If you don't have a high EQ, ask for help. It's one of the most critical skill sets we can understand and grow as we're leading through this unique time. #3: Give yourself a break.  Stop beating yourself up so much. Stop expecting perfection. Don't go down the spiral of “everything's falling apart.” #4 Acknowledge It publicly. Not on Facebook, but with your team. A lot of times we leaders think we can't acknowledge a problem until we have a solution, but that's a limiting belief. That is a false narrative. One of the most powerful tools a leader has is to acknowledge something is wrong, even if—especially if—you don't have a solution. You'll see your team breathe a sigh of relief.  Have a virtual meeting with your team. We know there are a lot of things going on personally, and there are a lot of changes in the business. This is normal. We are going to figure out a solution to make it easier to communicate and collaborate. We don't have one yet, but we'll get it. Know that we're committed to changing it. You're not alone. You Can Do This. Tell Us About It. We're all working through leading and growing together. No company or leader has it perfectly figured out. That's okay. Learn from each other. Give yourself space and grace. And take one action today. What's one thing you can do to create a healthier work environment today?   Richard and Jeff want to hear from YOU. What's working for you right now? What have you figured out in your organization as a leader that's helping this transition? And what are your biggest problems? Where are you stuck? What are some areas you can use some help? Where are things going well and why? If you have any really cool tools you'd like to share, they'll give you a shoutout and share them here on the podcast. If you have questions/problems they can help you find a solution to, email them here: feedback@readytolead.com  OTHER SHOWS YOU MIGHT ENJOY: Business Lunch with Roland Frasier and Ryan Deiss Perpetual Traffic with Ralph Burns and Kasim Aslam DigitalMarketer Podcast 

Geuze & Gorgels
Flex met je ex

Geuze & Gorgels

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 37:58


S1E40 - Een gebroken hart, hartenleed, minnepijn, kortom: Liefdesverdriet. Volgens Monica is het misschien wel erger dan een naaste verliezen. Maar hoe kom je eroverheen? De een verslind 20 pakjes tissues terwijl de ander een wip-marathon houdt.Geproduceerd door: Tonny MediaVolg de Instagram van Geuze & Gorgels.Zie het privacybeleid op https://art19.com/privacy en de privacyverklaring van Californië op https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Dallas Cowboys Podcasts
Mick Shots: Looking Back & Forth

Dallas Cowboys Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 52:44


The gang looks forward to upcoming game against New England, but in doing so, looking back, Bill Belichick's accomplishments bringing to light those of late Cowboys head coach Tom Landry, including the intricacies of the Flex defense and importance of special teams.

The Unfiltered Gentlemen
Batch273: Drinking Beer with a Straw

The Unfiltered Gentlemen

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 43:26


Grab your beer-straws and favorite costumes; it's time to get hydrated! Coley stops back in to hang with Flex and Greg as they talk about drinking your way through an anniversary trip, favorite costumes and corresponding impressions, getting drunk with your boss, and celebrating back-to-school with booze. Greg and Coley are sipping on Radiant Beer Company's collaboration with Topa Topa Brewing, a dark Kolsch called Am I Even Kölsch? After that, they get hoppy with Wild Sparrow from Pure Project Brewing.Flex was (finally) able to drop the kids at school and head off to do some needed research. Coley went to her boss's vacation house to shoot guns, make wine, mix cocktails, and drink beer through a straw…quite the weekend! There's a significant discussion on beer-straw drinking and when it's necessary. Especially when costumes are involved. Greg went on an anniversary trip and drank his way through the countryside. Ohio coming in strong for some Ludicrous Libation Laws; don't get your fish drunk.An elderly woman recovers from COVID and celebrates by pounding a beer. Doordash is expanding its deliveries to include booze. And Molson Coors is being sued again for claiming Vizzy is healthy. Coley:www.instagram.com/ice_cole_beer_BoozecastFlex:www.instagram.com/flex_me_a_beerCraft Beer Republic:www.CraftBeerRepublic.comwww.instagram.com/CraftBeerRepublicwww.facebook.com/CraftBeerRepublicPodwww.twitter.com/CraftBeerRepub(805) 538-2337

김태현의 정치쇼
211013 [정치FLEX] 0.29의 아슬아슬한 승리, 캠프에선?/ 이의제기에 최고위원회는 어떤 결정을?/ 검찰조사 받은 김만배, 녹취록 속 '그 분'은? (박주민)

김태현의 정치쇼

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 15:38


211013 [정치FLEX] 0.29의 아슬아슬한 승리, 캠프에선?/ 이의제기에 최고위원회는 어떤 결정을?/ 검찰조사 받은 김만배, 녹취록 속 '그 분'은? (박주민)ART19 개인정보 정책 및 캘리포니아주의 개인정보 통지는 https://art19.com/privacy & https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info 에서 확인하실 수 있습니다.

Locked On Aggies
Is beating Alabama the biggest flex win of Texas A&M's history? What about Jimbo Fisher?

Locked On Aggies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 29:42


Texas A&M is on top of the world following its 41=38 victory over No. 1 Alabama. Despite starting 0-2 in conference play, the Aggies have the chance to perhaps control their own destiny and make the College Football Playoff by winning out. If all else fails, a New Year's Six Bowl game is not far-fetched just yet. For the present, where does this win rank all-time for Texas A&M football? How about all-time for head coach Jimbo Fisher? And can this game be like 2019 LSU in helping the Aggies win in recruiting? Join Locked on Aggies host Cole Thompson as he breaks down all those questions and more as the 12th Man keeps celebrating. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Dave & Mahoney
Karen Chronicles: Weird Flex But OK

Dave & Mahoney

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 6:45


These Karen's would like to speak to your manager.. Socials: @DaveandMahoney Voice Mail: 833-Yo-Dummy https://www.twitch.tv/daveandmahoney Additional Content: daveandmahoney.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Fox Sports Radio Weekends
I WANT YOUR FLEX - Don't Bench Your Studs, Russell Wilson Replacements

Fox Sports Radio Weekends

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 47:57


SUBSCRIBE TO I WANT YOUR FLEX HERE! Dan Beyer and Mike Harmon look back on a Monday night game that may have brought you a shocking win or total misery. Dan laments his Lamar Jackson/Mark Andrews-driven losses and explains why this may have been his most miserable fantasy week in history, featuring some notable epic fails. The guys remind you of one of the most important rules of thumb - never bench your studs. Dan and Mike highlight some potential waiver wire replacements if you just lost Russell Wilson for a considerable amount of time and discuss what the Jon Gruden situation may mean for Raiders on your fantasy team. Bye weeks have arrived and injuries have piled up, so the guys tell you who should be your top priority waiver adds for the week. Plus, Dan and Mike preview Buccaneers vs. Eagles on Thursday night! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Jason Smith Show
I Want Your Flex - Don't Bench Your Studs, Russell Wilson Replacements

The Jason Smith Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 47:57


SUBSCRIBE TO I WANT YOUR FLEX HERE! Dan Beyer and Mike Harmon look back on a Monday night game that may have brought you a shocking win or total misery. Dan laments his Lamar Jackson/Mark Andrews-driven losses and explains why this may have been his most miserable fantasy week in history, featuring some notable epic fails. The guys remind you of one of the most important rules of thumb - never bench your studs. Dan and Mike highlight some potential waiver wire replacements if you just lost Russell Wilson for a considerable amount of time and discuss what the Jon Gruden situation may mean for Raiders on your fantasy team. Bye weeks have arrived and injuries have piled up, so the guys tell you who should be your top priority waiver adds for the week. Plus, Dan and Mike preview Buccaneers vs. Eagles on Thursday night! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

김영철의 파워FM
(화) 김영철의 파워FM - 오. 일. 발. 라. FLEX~! (황보) - 2021.10.12

김영철의 파워FM

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 63:21


(화) 김영철의 파워FM - 오. 일. 발. 라. FLEX~! (황보) - 2021.10.12ART19 개인정보 정책 및 캘리포니아주의 개인정보 통지는 https://art19.com/privacy & https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info 에서 확인하실 수 있습니다.

Live Iconic
Episode 37: That is NOT a flex

Live Iconic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 8:06


Episode 37: That is NOT a flex

Sunrise Church Podcast
Marriage of Samson // FLEX part 2 // Pastor Steve Garcia

Sunrise Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 39:55


Have you ever gotten to a place in your life where you asked yourself: “How did I get here?”  Maybe you found yourself stuck in a dead-end relationship. Or at the rock bottom of addiction. Or at a place where your credit card bill is demanding way more than what your bank account can provide. For many of us, we allow the undercurrent of this world to pull us far from the place we want to be and are headed for a certain disaster. In this message, Pastor Steve unpacks part 2 of the life of Samson based on Judges 14.  He also shares 3 lies that we tell ourselves that can lead to destruction. Destruction is often the end result of SMALL STEPS we take away from God.  Bible References: Judges 14:1-20 Judges 21:25 1 John 2:16-17 2 Chronicles 16:11 Ephesians 4:26-27 -  NEXT STEPS  Looking to take your next step?  We want to help! Text the word NEXT to 909-281-7797 or visit sunrisechurch.org/nextsteps. - GIVE TO SUNRISE CHURCH Imagine what God can do through our giving. You can give today at sunrisechurch.org/give. - FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SunriseChurchCA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunrisechurchca Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SunriseChurch

Grace Bible Church - Sermons Podcast
Romans 4:16-21 – Flex Faith and Destroy Doubt

Grace Bible Church - Sermons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 58:29


The post Romans 4:16-21 – Flex Faith and Destroy Doubt appeared first on Grace Bible Church.

Flex Network
The Flex Network Presents: FLEX - TRADE - CUT

Flex Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 58:58


Join Flex Shane and Brandon as they discuss their #FLEX- TRADE- CUT candidates through the first month of the season. Of course we will discuss our #FLEX Plays of NFL Week 5. Follow us on Twitter: @theflexnetwork1 @brandondadam19 Support the team and get some cool gear: https://brainbustertees.com/other/fle... #NFL #WEEK2 #FLEXONEM #FANTASYFOOTBALL

Sports Gambling Podcast Network
Let's Talk About Flex I SGPN Fantasy Football Podcast (Ep.34)

Sports Gambling Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 49:30


Welcome to Episode 34 of the SGPN Fantasy Football Podcast! This week, Rod Villagomez welcomes a fresh new voice in the fantasy football space, Joshua Belding. Josh and Rod give you ten names to consider as you set your flex positions this week. Can you go back to trusting Brandin Cooks, or was last week the start of a disappointing run for him? Which Jaguars wideout will pick up the slack for the injured D.J. Chark, Marvin Jones Jr., or Laviska Shenault Jr., or can both be flex options this week? Is Jamison Crowder back in the weekly flex discussion? Has Odell Beckham proven he can provide enough fantasy production since his return for us to use him as a flex? We answer all these questions about your future waiver wire adds and more on this week's episode. If you're new to the show, you're in for a treat. Our show flows a little differently than most. We cover ten separate categories of a larger overall theme. The panel puts three minutes on the clock to discuss each. It's the fast-paced, hard-hitting fantasy football conversation you need to win your league. As always, make sure to subscribe to the SGPN Fantasy Football Podcast on Apple and Spotify. Find Rod (@rjvillagomez), and SGPN Fantasy (@SGPNFantasy) on Twitter. Check What the SGPN fantasy football rankings and fantasy football projections. Download it the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating/review. Support for this episode - WynnBet | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | Pickswise.com | Oddscrowd.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Jason Smith Show
I WANT YOUR FLEX - The Art of The Trade, Points-A-Palooza in Florida

The Jason Smith Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 52:55


Subscribe to I Want Your Flex here. Dan Beyer and Mike Harmon react to an array of fantasy outputs from Rams vs. Seahawks and tell you what to make of Russell Wilson's injury, Matt Stafford's numbers, and Robert Woods forcing his way back into the passing game. The guys break down The Art of The Trade, and explain why a quick trigger may make or break a deal. Mike gives you his Top-5 QBs, RBs, and WRs for the week. Dan and Mike tell you why you should expect plenty of points from Florida players this week. Plus, the guys have your Hot Plays, Cold Sores, Fantasy Ninjas, and give you 1 reason to play a player and 1 reason to sit one! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Fox Sports Radio Weekends
I WANT YOUR FLEX - The Art of The Trade, Points-A-Palooza in Florida

Fox Sports Radio Weekends

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 52:55


Subscribe to I Want Your Flex here. Dan Beyer and Mike Harmon react to an array of fantasy outputs from Rams vs. Seahawks and tell you what to make of Russell Wilson's injury, Matt Stafford's numbers, and Robert Woods forcing his way back into the passing game. The guys break down The Art of The Trade, and explain why a quick trigger may make or break a deal. Mike gives you his Top-5 QBs, RBs, and WRs for the week. Dan and Mike tell you why you should expect plenty of points from Florida players this week. Plus, the guys have your Hot Plays, Cold Sores, Fantasy Ninjas, and give you 1 reason to play a player and 1 reason to sit one! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Trader Cobb Crypto Podcast
Is Coinflex The Best Yield Platform EVER?

The Trader Cobb Crypto Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 41:50


Today I interview Mark Lamb who bought bitcoin in the single digits, didn't lose to Mt Gox and has now created, what I believe to be a game-changer when it comes to creating yield and trading on an exchange. Think, high yield stable coin, held on your cold storage that you can use as collateral for your trading, think becoming a market maker and being paid like one, and then think of the native token behind all of this. I do not own any FLEX at the time of recording. This is one not to miss friends. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Graceful Rulebreakers
Graceful rulebreaking with: Jess Silver

Graceful Rulebreakers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 53:53


Today's guest, Jess Silver, is a Communications professional, Amazon Bestselling Author, motivational speaker, and Medical Writer and Editor. Jess is on a mission to create societal change in perception of physical disabilities, injuries and limitations through creating opportunities for access to mainstream fitness and sport. As Executive Director of Flex for Access, she uses her lived experience as an individual with Cerebral Palsy to coach individuals with similar neurological conditions, on the importance of using fitness and sport to creating capacity for improvement of conditions like CP.  Tune in to today's episode of Graceful Rulebreakers to hear Jess share her story and offer her wisdom on adaptive fitness and sport, destigmatizing modifications, taking risks, and entrepreneurship.

The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Show
Suns vs. Lakers preseason matchup and more.

The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 43:43


We're talking the Lakers @ Suns preseason matchup, Flex from Jersey joins us for the Flex Appeal to share insight on Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges contract situation and more! MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast
#121 Happy Not Perfect and Mental Fitness with Poppy Jamie

The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 65:12


I'm super excited to have Poppy Jamie on the show this week. She is such an inspiration to all entrepreneurs out there and has accomplished so much in the space of just a few years of hard graft. As you will hear on the pod she has a beautiful way of translating wisdom for a wider audience and our conversation touches on William James, Carl Jung, Shakespeare, Viktor Frankl and many more. There is so much to learn from history and if we can find a way to be just that little bit more aware everyday, the benefits accumulate. Poppy launched the Not Perfect podcast and the Happy Not Perfect app after four years of aggregating behavioral studies and developing the app with neuroscientists, researchers, and her psychotherapist mom. Her debut book, “HAPPY NOT PERFECT: Upgrade Your Mind, Challenge Your Thoughts, and Free Yourself from Anxiety” is a best seller and it's here that she introduces an approach to stretch our minds that she calls “the Flex”. And this is in order to create new, healthy thought habits and overcome challenges, whilst making us a bit more “psychologically bendy”.Poppy was also appointed as the youngest member of UCLA's Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital advisory board to consult on the wellbeing of students. She's taken part at the first mental health talk series at Cambridge University, lectured at the UCLA Wow Summit on brain health, and delivered a TEDxTalk titled,“Addicted to Likes” about the psychological impact of social media and technology and how to reverse the damage which I recommend checking out.I know you're going to love this one and do check out this week's “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can find on www.thedoctorskitchen.com, where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Laura Flanders Show
F-Word: Worker Co-ops Coped with Covid. Why Can't Others?

The Laura Flanders Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 3:01


The F-Word is released bi-weekly featuring timely commentaries by Laura Flanders and guests.October is National Co-op Month.  "Worker co-ops like New Era demonstrate that it's certainly possible to run a successful business while prioritizing safety and treating workers like fellow humans."Flex your media muscles, become a monthly sustaining member for $3, $5, $12 at https://Patreon.com/theLFShow

The Doug Gottlieb Show
I WANT YOUR FLEX - Fantasy Quarterly Report & A Busy Waiver Wire

The Doug Gottlieb Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 52:41


Subscribe to The Official Fox Sports Radio Fantasy Football Podcast. Mike Harmon and Dan Beyer give their big takeaways from the Chargers win over the Raiders on Monday Night Football, including Josh Jacobs taking control of the backfield. They list their hits and misses for Week 4 and give a quarterly report on the fantasy season, highlighted by the disappointment from 1st round picks. They tell you who to target on the Waiver Wire this week including Damien Williams, Samaje Perine and the deep stash of Josh Gordon. Plus, a preview of Thursday Night Football between the Rams and Seahawks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Nicky And Moose The Podcast
What's Your Biggest Flex?

Nicky And Moose The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 63:33


Check out today's episode as your hosts discuss what's poppin' with R. Kelly (by request), DJ Envy, and Coachella, as well as Gary Vee's NFT payoff. In this episode, Nicky and Moose bring back the breakdowns focusing this episode on Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull! Grab your pen and pad and stick around until the end. You don't want to miss these gems! What You Will Learn: Your work and your wrongs When to fight for your name Stop overthinking…anything is possible  Stay consistent, people are rooting for you  You narrate your own story  How social media sees us and how they operate  How to take back the power from social media Ways to maintain success Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News

EP277- Holiday 2021 Preview Holiday 2021 will be one of the most uncertain holiday events in modern retail history. Major disruptions to the supply chain, the last mille, and to consumer behavior as a result of covid, will make this year extremely hard to predict and manage for brands and retailers. Will shipageddon 2.0 play out again this year? Will the supply chain become the supply pain? With Amazon and Target starting holiday deals early in October, and consumer still looking for scarce inventory late into January or even February, Holiday 2021 is likely to be 5 months long. In this episode we break down all the potential issues, and make some prediction about how it might all play out. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Episode 277 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Sunday October 3rd, 2021. Transcript Jason: [0:24] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show this is episode 277 being recorded on Sunday October third 2021 I'm your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:40] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason and Scot show listeners, Jason this is a really good time for listeners to pause because we're going to do a deep dive here so that means it can be a little bit of a longer episode. And leave us that five-star review this episode is going to be so good you can go ahead and pre leave us the five star review so we'll wait for second for you to come back. All right thanks for doing that that really helps us out as we get the word out about the show, Jason last year at and I went back and had a one of our many interns look at this and it was exactly this time last year I think was actually October 2nd recording this in October 3rd so it's a pretty darn close. We coined and we were doing our annual holiday preview and we both coined and predicted ship again and that is where we saw pretty early on I think before a lot of the rest of the folks in the industry that there was going to be both a surge in digital adoption due to covid plus the normal holiday increase from e-commerce and that that was going to more than absorb all of the available last-mile demand and that's the why we coined ship again and it happened and it was bad but we all survived and made it through and hopefully the folks listening to this show got in front of that both on their business and personal side. [1:58] Well this year we want to use this episode and do a deep dive into what that's going to look like this year and it's a more complex situation last year was pretty easy to lie to read those tea leaves because you know we were already pretty close to capacity before covid and it was kind of pretty easy prediction to say that we're going to far exceed the ability to deliver the packages. This year we have a lot to unpack for you spoiler alert it's going to be worse than last year much worse because not only is it that last little piece of the whole digital retail chain of events The Last Mile that's going to be a problem but it's all the other pieces leading into it that are going to be a problem something we call the supply chain but this year we are going to call it the supply pain so we're going to peel the onion on this and first we're going to look at the economic setup heading into holiday 21 then we're going to look at the global state of supply chain then we're going to look at some of the holiday trims that are kind of factors we think that are going to tie into this last some of the pontificate errs are out with their forecasts and we're going to go through those and kind of see what we think about those. Jason want it could suck kick it off with the economic setup coming into holiday 21. Jason: [3:15] Yeah awesome Scott so first of all let me start by saying on the macroeconomic picture most of the professional analysts that look at this. Are pretty uniform in feeling like the consumer is generally in a good place that the economy is in a pretty good place and they are all very bullish on the consumers ability to spend this holiday. And I say that because my own personal feeling is that there's a little more uncertainty cooked in there there certainly are some encouraging favorable things. And there's a few worrisome things and I think. What's going to become the theme for all of these sections we talked about today is there's a significant amount of uncertainty there's a lot of things that could swing either way and have a dramatic impact on holiday so. It is what it is but. Sort of giving you how I look at the macroeconomic situation the first thing we'll talk about is inflation and there's a bunch of ways to look at inflation but a simple one is there's this thing called the Consumer Price Index which kind of. Factors in how much of each good consumers purchase and how much prices are raising for that, and the the CPI is it about 5.25% right now so that's pretty significant we more expensive Goods that consumers are having to pay. And ordinarily that inflation can be problematic for the economy a couple of things to know though. [4:43] If you kind of look at the shape of that CPI it actually is going down a little bit from a peak in July and so possible we've seen the. Peak of inflation and it's starting to come back down. Inflation is a mixed bag for retailers and holiday because they get more money for everything they sell they tend to sell less stuff but make more on each in certain circumstances it can be more profitable. Um but you know the goods are costing more we've got this 5.25 percent inflation. We also though have a pretty significant increase in wages so people are getting paid more for their work, particularly low-income people, are getting paid more for work retailers and warehouses and all kinds of companies are having to raise their wages to compete for the for this labor force that's been hard to find right now and so, wages are going up and in general the analysts would call those two things Awash that that consumers. Are getting bigger paychecks and they're having to spend more on their necessities and that at the moment that's about Break Even so two interesting things to know. [5:52] A kind of predictor of future spending is this this huge survey that University of Michigan does every month the consumer confidence index. And when when we were kind of in the peak of recovery from the first wave of covid-19, that index was a leading indicator that said consumers were starting to feel good about the economy and it hit like it's this index it over a hundred today it's sitting at 71, which is the lowest point since January of 2019 it's not, like a historic low or anything like that that you know you go like oh it's way below normal, but it does appear that consumers are in general feeling less good about the economy than they were, um you know just a month or two ago now there's a bunch of political news out right now and there was fear of government shutdown that we've already averted and those kinds of things have a big impact on the consumer index oh. [6:49] Um I that consumer index doesn't have a perfect correlation with spending so I don't spend too much time thinking about it but just to know, that's a number that had been favorable and is kind of shrinking down. A big one we talk about is unemployment because people don't have jobs it's hard for them to spend on Goods obviously at the beginning of the pandemic we had a huge spike in unemployment, unemployment is actually pretty good right now we're at five point two percent. The kind of pre-pandemic average was about four so we're not all the way back to pre-pandemic average but that pre-pandemic. [7:22] Point was a historic low so historically 5.2 percent is pretty decent for unemployment. Um so like most most analysts would say that's a favorable indicator the two things to know there is, that's based on the people that are seeking jobs and not getting it there actually is a ton of people that kind of took themselves out of the workforce we. Fully understand where all those people went but a big chunk of those people were second incomes for household so like a lot of women. That like maybe don't have as good a help childcare as they had before or more school challenges or things and so they haven't gone back to the workforce and many of them are seeking work so they don't show up in the unemployment number so. Just be aware like household incomes are somewhat stressed because of that factor and then as we've talked about before on this show like as of July. People that make over $60,000 a year the unemployment is actually ten percent better than it was before the pandemic so they're doing great. And the low-income people that are making less than $30,000 a year their unemployment is still 21 percent lower than it was. The beginning of the pandemic so so a little bit of a bifurcated recovery on the jobs thing. [8:38] One of the reasons that we historically have that we had high unemployment was because there's all these rich benefits this enhanced unemployment benefits that people got that all expired last week. So if people were staying at home because they could make more and unemployment that that justification probably ended. The bad news is that ended in 26 States over two months ago and in general the data shows that people did not rush back to work when it ended. So there's not necessarily a reason to think a ton more people are going to rush back to work now that that it's ended everywhere but we'll have to see. Um the other macroeconomic things all these natural disasters are negative to the economy so you know when hurricane Ida takes a hundred billion dollars out of the economy that's a bummer. Um [9:25] Another hugely favorable one in the one that most of us are hanging our hats on that are looking for a good holiday is the savings rate and this is the most unprecedented recession of all times. Unemployment you know went way up at the peak of the pandemic but so did savings which has never happened before, and part of that was because we had all this stimulus money we were pouring into the economy but the savings rate normally hovers around 8% it shot up to 32 percent during the peak of the pandemic, it's way off of that Peak it's a nine point six which is still a little higher than it was before the pandemic and that. All that extra money that a lot of household socked away because they got the stimulus and they spent less during the the peak of the pandemic. [10:18] Arguably puts consumers in a good place to spend for this holiday the counter-argument would be all that stimulus. Is mostly over there still are you know very lumpy employment situation and a lot of that savings has dwindled, um so we'll see how it goes, um but then the last fact I'm going to throw up before I go at Scott get a word in edgewise is that the stock market has done phenomenally right and, we're way up from the pre-pandemic level and so the investor class and people that have you know as a meaningful portion of their wealth. Tied to the market. Did terrific right and so if there is economic uncertainty and instability in this economy it's bifurcated and it's the lower-income people that like do not have equity in the stock market. Um there were her but roll all that up and the the professional analysts feel like. Macroeconomic situation all to all in is pretty good and of course when rich people do well that help certain sectors of the economy quite a bit right and at the moment luxury and jewelry are doing phenomenally well for example so. That's kind of my snapshot of the macroeconomy Scott anything you'd violently disagree with or anything you pay particular attention to. Scot: [11:45] I think I think that's right I think you know there's a lot of folks that feel the inflation the CPI isn't the right inflation number it's kind of this old metric. This basket of goods and doesn't capture a lot of things you know there's, I follow a lot of the crypto people and, so there's been a huge wealth creation through crypto and that whole world which is kind of interesting and then you know there's there's a feeling that the FED has pumped so much cash into the system that is just sloshing around and kind of crazy ways which is why you saw that savings rate kind of go up as high as it did and you know they're they're talk track goes that that's why we're not seeing as much employment where folks have taken so those free free dollars and and you know. Done something with it so that they don't need a job now or they're going to be less likely to enter the workforce but I think at all. Yeah I would say I agree with the analysts on that it's going to be a pretty good holiday. [12:51] But I think the problem we'll get into that as I just don't think there's going to be a thing to buy so I don't not sure if it matters. Jason: [12:56] So step one American families probably have some money to spend okay so now as we've already alluded to the next challenges what is the supply chain look like and what could they spend it on and Scott what's your kind of read there. Scot: [13:13] Yes Supply chains from those things we always talk about but then you know in in your mind you have this kind of linkage these things linked together I remember as a kid when you would cut out the little construction paper strips and make the little chain to go around. The holiday tree there II reminds me of that and we kind of vaguely talk about it as this big, big thing and we want to really unpack it on this episode so as a summary you know there's when you make a product let's say it's one time in a million familiar with right now is a vehicle that which is one of the more complex products or even a. You're relatively simple product like an electronic toy or an apparel item or almost anything it's going to have first of all it. It's going to have component parts right so there's going to be some form of pieces that go into that I kind of mentally think of them as the Lego blocks that make up that item so if it's a cool trendy trench coat there's going to be obviously fabric buttons may be a variety of fabrics and things like that so there's generally it's hard to make any product without there being at least 10 inputs and then many times, thousands if not tens or hundreds of thousands as you get into like iPhones and vehicles and stuff like that. [14:33] So that's important to remember is each one of those component parts has a supply chain right and you can't make a widget until its component pieces are all there so what happens is we're seeing this really interesting and it's hard to know the root cause or theirs some of the economic stuff you talked about is part of it we're we're just having labor shortages that cause things but then you know we'll talk about some of this there's we import a lot of our goods from China and they're having all kinds of issues of their own there's covid related things non-covered related things but generally let's think about the supply chain and kind of the broad sense of you have typically the bulk of goods are made offshore some of them are are made on Shore but let's kind of assume in this example A lot of these products are coming from offshore or at least income the many of the components maybe there's some assembly in the US but at least the the components for a any widget are made offshore so that's number one so that has to be made in a factory somewhere and then shipped here so there's the port of origin so it leaves a port in a foreign land and then needs to come on its way to the United States for a consumer to buy it. That Journey can go a variety of different ways will to it can go by boat or air, the standard way that products are moved is through containers so you by everyone seemed these containers there's all these cool. [15:57] We just opened up here a restaurant container Village kind of a thing so you have those containers their specialized boats that carry these and and or you can put them on airplanes. So then they get on a boat let's say the bulk of products do go by boat there is some by are then they have to go over the sea and then they get to a destination port so there's you know there's two ports involved with every product that comes across in a container then it has to be unloaded from that boat you've probably seen these giant cranes somewhere. [16:29] Fun Star Wars fact those are the that's where George Lucas got the idea for at-ats he saw some of the cranes and one of the ports on the west coast and thought of what if you had a giant walking robots that look like that so those have to be unloaded and then typically you're going to put them on either so then when they get to the United States in one of the ports they're going to be offloaded onto either a truck and then part of the truck that's really critical in this is called a chassis so if you've ever seen you've probably driven by a million of these container trucks but if you take the container off that's the chassis part as you've got the front part of the truck, then you've got the chassis which holds the container and then the container sits squarely on there it's pretty clever if you think about how it's all been designed or that same container can be put over on rail so there are specialized railroad cars for carrying containers and then and then the product goes on its way then it makes it to a warehouse and then it goes to from that fulfillment center it gets distributed many times do a couple maybe from a big kind of inbound fulfillment center to some regionals to some locals and maybe even one step closer to kind of hyper local and then it gets into the last mile delivery part of the world so it gets onto the virtual shelves and then is sold and goes into that last month so [17:52] There's there's a lot that has to happen right in there and we're going to go through some of the things that are not working right now and you know like any any chain any. There's at least common denominator problem so all that can work great and if you don't have Last Mile Vehicles then you've got a problem or, the factories aren't making things fast enough then the whole chain is compressed and you've got this other set of problems and you know where we are now is almost every single part of that chain I just walked through is is kind of you know sport or in a bad situation right now and we'll take you through some examples. Jason let's start with factories what's going on there. Jason: [18:34] Yeah well a couple challenges with factories so obviously the we have the most factories in China and the good news with China is. Covid is mostly under control they definitely have had a. A spike from from Delta they almost had had down a zero before Delta. [18:55] Because of their their concerns about the the virus they have China has what's called the zero covid policy and what that means is. If they have a single case of covid they will they will shut down an entire business or. Even a sector of business so while there's not huge outbreaks of covid and factories right now. There have been a bunch of examples where only a few cases of covid showed up and that caused a factory to be closed for two weeks so there there have been some disruptions with the Chinese factories. But the bigger problem has been that it, from before and in the very beginning of covid a lot of manufacturing got Diversified and moved out of China right and so the second biggest manufacturer of apparel behind China right now is Vietnam. Vietnam has had a lot of trouble with Delta and about a third of the factories in Vietnam are shut down right now so a lot of the factories that make goods are not making as many Goods either because. [19:56] They don't have very good access to vaccines and they're having covid problems or they have really rigid government policies like China. And then forecasting a future problem that's a huge Debbie Downer, is China is actually experiencing a real energy crisis right now and China always has to kind of, ration electricity and they give quotas at the beginning of every year to these factories and factories often have to shut down because they exceed their quotas. Well this year like they have less. [20:31] Energy capacity in China for a variety of reasons in the cost of coal has gone way up. Um there's there's fixed pricing for for energy in China and said the producers can't charge you more even though the cold cost more and so they have less incentive to make it which means there's less energy and so there's a lot of fear that there's going to be a ton more slowdowns of Chinese factories because of this looming energy crisis so all of those things. Our kind of conspiring to make like the amount of product available from the factories like. Significantly inconsistent and hard to. Scot: [21:12] And then say the call thing and because I have read a couple articles on this and I haven't under Center so they're in an attempt to be green they've lowered the price of coal so cold manufacturers have stopped making goals that. Jason: [21:26] So I think that's what the the green thing has a significant impact here but the the communist country they set the the. It's a. [21:37] The energy industry is a tightly regulated industry and so the prices are fixed so that so the government decides the beginning of the year what the price of electricity is going to be. [21:47] So then these factories are only allowed to charge that price or plus or minus 10% of that price, and coal is four hundred percent more expensive so a lot of factories don't want a lot of power plants don't want to make energy electricity from coal right now because they can't do it profitably, they don't have permission from the government to charge for hundred percent for their electricity but they're having to pay 400 percent for their coal so. There is less production because of that it is also absolutely true that China has some, zero emissions by wants a 2060 things and they have concrete milestones in place every year and so even before cover that constrain how much electricity they were going to be able to make this year with current production means. And it meant that factories had a quota, um and and often that means Factories do periodically shut down when they use up their quota factories are rushing to get more efficient so they're all its, it's like everything it creates all these Downstream effects whatever equipment you use to make your stuff there's probably a more energy efficient version of that equipment that you now want to buy. But it's hard to get your hands on so all the factories are competing for the more energy-efficient versions of all this this materials, but the it's likely that more factories are going to be shut down for longer this year than ever before because of energy shortages. Scot: [23:14] And I saw an interesting graphic I forget I think is there Bloomberg or Wall Street Journal where the government then said well if you're going to shut down energy they created these zones and they put like a lot of that Apple manufacturing plants in The Greener zones that we get more power but then they neglected a lot of the input parts so. But the factories that can make the iPhone 13 or operating but they're sitting there idle because the the red zones that aren't getting a lot of power or only able to run like half a shift are. Jason: [23:44] Per your point like even if the Lego factories allowed to make Lego castles if they're not allowed to make red blocks. It's tough to make a lot of weight so castles so that that is yeah. It's a mess and then to give you an idea how cute it is normally they only shut down the the industrial areas there's so much constrained energy now that they're starting to shut down residential areas so people are. Are like having their power in their residences turned off as well. Scot: [24:14] Interesting and then I've been tracking ports here in the US very closely but what are you seeing at ports of origin in other countries. Jason: [24:24] Well this is one we're very publicly this zero covid policy that China has instituted has come into play. So that that all the biggest ports in the world are in China the third largest port in the world is divided into four terminals one of the four terminals was just shut down for two weeks because of a single. Positive test of covid and so that again to the extent that the factories are making stuff and they need to load up all those containers, um if they have to stop loading for 2 weeks that that creates a real lumpiness in the in the supply chain and that is a particularly hard thing to predict right like if you're just saying like oh man of. Factory you know has a bunch of sick workers it's going to shut down you can kind of watch that and see it coming but what you can't see coming is, you know a very small number of cases having a very material impact on the supply chain like these these ports that are shutting down and so the. The those impacts are sort of outsized on the supply chain at the moment. Scot: [25:34] Yeah and then so so now we've got our products you know, if they can make it through this Gauntlet that we've already laid out they're going to get on a boat and they are going to go get packed into a container and there's a fun if you're a business you're trying to get as much of this product into a container as possible because it's pretty much all you can eat once you once you buy a container there's fractional containers whatnot and because of there's a shortage in containers and then the cost to send these containers has gone way up so right now as we record this the cost there's actually an index you can look at this so if you were will put a link to show notes but if you Google Freight Fredo's fre IG HT o s index there's an index that tracks this and we have hit a record of 20500 86 average dollars to send a container and that's twice what it was in July of this year and that was twice of what it was in January so we effectively you know in July it was about ten thousand dollars and in January as about five thousand dollars now another interesting Factor here is depending on how many units you put in a container you divide that that unit cost right so if you're putting I'll keep the math easy a thousand units in one of these containers which would be something relatively big you're going to you know you just added effectively another. Yeah. [26:57] Let's see I should have smelled your $15 to the product just in kind of Landing cost with this with this increase so whatever your cost is on a per unit it's gone up effectively 4X since January so that's a factor to consider. [27:15] And what I'm what I'm hearing from people on the ground is you'll go bid and you kind of get get in front of this number right now so you're actually out there bidding today 30,000 to get a container and then you think you'll have one and then they'll say oh you know we need to re-evaluate that because they can the shipping company I'm talking to is now saying is 33,000 so there's this like running auction to get. Space on these boats that are coming over because of some of the rest of the supply chain that will talk about so. [27:46] So how about are so that's that's what it looks like by boat what are you seeing on the air side. Jason: [27:51] Yeah and obviously the most cost-effective way to get all this stuff here is via boat so you'd prefer to do that but when the boats aren't available or if you you need stuff considerably faster like a, in Good Times it takes about about 40 days to move a container from China to the west coast of the US so. Some Goods do come via air and little known fact 50% of Air Freight that comes into the u.s. comes on the bottom of, passenger airplanes right so it's not it's not FedEx and UPS planes flying from China to the US cargo planes it's, it's the bottom of these passenger planes and guess what is not happening right now is. International so there's just way less flights and said there's way less capacity for this Air Freight and so both, because there's more demand for Air Freight because of all the problems with the ocean Freight and because there's less Supply that the air option has you know been dramatically diminished from where it would normally be. Scot: [28:56] Yep so then so then you decide okay well I've got to put on a boat you do that you wait your 40 days and then what you find out is your delayed for a very long time because the heart problem is the u.s. ports are all pretty much maxed out so we've kind of done this very big under-investing in our ports so one of our our biggest one is in Los Angeles at Long Beach and then we have Savannah New York New Jersey and then there's a lot of secondary and tertiary ports but those are the big ones and there's another index that Bloomberg, puts out which is effectively the number of boats that are anchored offshore and you know what you want to you never want to Anchor these things because effectively they're just sitting there all that product just sitting there you know. Doing nothing waiting and the reason the reason why they're sitting there is the ports are they can't unload the products fast enough. [29:55] There's a million reasons why we'll talk about that in a second but this just actually ticked up over there's over 40 boats, and this is interesting I've read a data point this has 74 Los Angeles and 40 I think there's 40 anchored in 30 actively kind of being done there's these Maps if you look at my Twitter feed I just tweeted one to just show you know the port and the congestion there's just all these boats just sitting there waiting to come on shore I have a friend that lives in LA and they can just as they drive around they can just see the boats out there just fact it's very unusual time frame. Jason: [30:30] One of the supply chain guys I work with suggested that we should start a new company Uber barge where we deliver like In and Out Burgers to all these boats that are stuck offshore. Scot: [30:39] Someone someone tried to actually get a helicopter to go out one to get their container often. You can't do that because if you've ever seen these things are stacked like 50 deeper someone is crazy you can't just say I really need that one right there so this this index just ticked over 70 for the first time ever since has been created which is just just crazy. [31:00] And so why is it taking so long to offload the boats well we have under invested in these things and then we have this discontinued problem with the supply chain. Number one there's not enough people to I think it's longshoreman there's a lot of these Union type jobs that you hear about that do this so there's a longshoreman or the ones that offload products for a long time due to covid they were only running like half the number of shifts that used to so they have actually spun that up, they're running more shifts but now there's a shortage of chassis and then because of that. [31:37] You know if you don't have chassis you can still off load the boat but now you have to put it into kind of medium term or short term storage and then all that is full so there's not enough chassis there's not enough truck drivers if there is chassis and then if there's not chassis all the storage is full and then, the one when a product comes off the boat at the Port it can either go by truck or rail the whole rail system is all jammed up as well the this is interesting I read this one article that. Near you in the Joliet train yard which is one of the biggest ones in middle of the country they're so jammed up they have over 8,000 containers stacked there waiting for more training capacity and then some some days the trains are backed up for 25 miles waiting as they're loading these containers on there to try to do this, normal turnaround for a chassis to go at a port to deliver something to where it's going and come back is three and a half days due to all these various shortages that is extended out to 17 days so that's pretty crazy. A big factor in this port jam up is also the shortage of drivers and I call them CDL Drivers which is a commercial driver's license. [32:49] To drive one of these 18-wheelers that's going to carry a container you have to have a you know a certification for a certain type of vehicle there's It's relatively, no time-consuming to go get the certification and the number of drivers that have this is actually decreasing over time as they age out and enough people are coming into the profession so I read one article and this was by one of the one of the professional groups of CDL drivers that there's about 240,000 shortfall of CDL Drivers compared, kind of where the demand is there's about you call it to and 50,000 fewer drivers than they need so we're seeing you know I think I can remember was you or someone but Amazon and Walmart are ineffectively gunfighter these people where they're charged their they're paying crazy signing bonuses and hourly rates and salaries for any kind of truck drivers and so because they're the biggest. Employers of these things they tend to have the better economics and its really starving out other parts of the market as they absorb all the available CDL drivers. Jason: [33:57] Yeah that Walmart's paying a hundred and for a new driver $160,000 a year and eight thousand dollar signing bonus. Scot: [34:04] Yeah yes it's not uncommon uncommon thing to see out there it's pretty crazy, so that's what's going on at the ports it is a hot mess on this side as well so even if you are fortunate enough to get your product here to the US then you know you're looking at probably an extra 40 days I think is kind of you know what everyone's saying right now and that's average it can take a lot longer the LA Port is so jammed up that people are are they're rerouting you know rerouting boats across the sand getting them to other other ports but there are no like there's one in Georgia and it's the Savannah one and it's getting backed up I just saw they authorized building this this kind of effectively opening up a big giant parking area to put containers and that's going to give them some more storage capacity but you know where if you add up those, here we are you know in October and you start adding these things together the the holidays pretty much baked at this point right there's you maybe have 15 to 20 days of window here for stuff you already ordered. 80 days ago to kind of get here but none of this stuff is going to get fixed fast that's going to be part of the problem. Jason: [35:17] Yeah yeah if you follow the earning calls like Nike for example like dramatically lowered their guidance and they said Hey look it's it's cost four times as much to get a container of shoes here and the container takes twice as long to get here, and so we're just not going to have the supply to hit our original guidance and and Nikes better this than a lot of other people so it's a. [35:41] Pretty prominent problem and then there's all these secondary impacts right so you mentioned the math of the container right like you'd like to fill up that 40-foot container with Goods if your goods only take up 90%. Ordinarily you'd put someone else's Goods in the last 10% to try to make it more. Cost effective and efficient and share those costs but when the unloading is so gummed up what you don't want to do is have a secondary process where that container comes off the boat has to get re packed your stuff goes One Way their stuff goes another way, so people are actually shipping containers less full than they normally would which is entirely counterintuitive for what you would expect. The boats are all slowing down because they can use less gas to come here and 80 days then to come here in 40 days because there's no place to unload them. Um and the the supply chain guys I'm like we've been helping a lot of retailers hire truckers lately and they kind of summarize it real simply like the average commercial truck driver was 55 years old with multiple comorbidities a bunch of them. Retired and all the trucking schools that can teach people to get these licenses shut down for covid so there were no new licenses being issued for like. [36:54] Year and so there's just this this huge acute problem. And then you know without those truck drivers with the train problems and Barge problems of your on the Mississippi there's just like no place to move all those goods. You mentioned people are moving the boats from from some ports to secondary ports. That helps somewhat but the biggest cargo ships can't even fit in these ports right so I Long Beach the one of the most advanced Sports we have certainly the most advanced on the West Coast, um [37:27] Can't take the two biggest class of ships it can only take the third biggest class of ships and then as soon as you divert that ship to Portland instead of Long Beach. The the that class of ships won't won't fit there and so like there's there's a limited option to just move the stuff around so we're just we're gummed up like never before and most scary of all Gap and their earnings call kind of said like Hey we're loading our guidance and we're going to very lumpy inventory and we don't see any alleviation of these inventory challenges until at least 2020 3. Scot: [38:06] Yeah in the Auto World we're having a huge problem here where there's a chip shortage and then. [38:14] Another problem is you spend down these factories they don't just get spun back up because all the component parts are you know they stop ordering them and then those factories and everything so so even as chips are starting to come in a lot of vehicles can't be made because there's some other component that now is stuck in one of these containers that that were talking about I read this other interesting article where Coca-Cola has several of their bottling facilities that are down waiting on replacement parts so they went and basically least 20 or 40 bulk ships they didn't even worry about getting containers and they just jumped onto those ships the pieces they need to make their factories work and and are bring him over in this kind of crazy never done before way for a big company. Jason: [38:58] Yeah and I guess that that's one last point on this supply chain thing. It definitely is favoring the biggest players in every industry right so if you're the you know the biggest receivers of goods in the US. You're still being impacted by all of this but you're first in line for what capacity does exist and you you mentioned the games that the Brokers are playing with the price of containers that's going to happen a lot more to the independent shipper than it is the you know number one or number two shipper for that port and so. Well this this is a pain for every retailer in America it's going to be less painful to Walmart and Amazon then it's going to be to the, the medium-sized specialty retailer for. [39:49] And I was just going to point out I think you saw this as well as got but like Salesforce kind of put together a holiday forecast and they looked at all these supply chain problems and they're estimating, that this is going to add about 233 billion dollars in extra supply chain cost to holiday sales for the US so that's. Going to come like straight out of margins basically or or drive more inflation. Scot: [40:13] Yeah that's for the products to get here there's this another side of that equation where which is the opportunity cost right because you know. There's not gonna be a lot of exciting merchandise on the Shelf so we're what's opportunity cost of that we'll have to kind of. We'll get to that I guess we talked about forecast so what what holiday behaviors are feeding into this. Jason: [40:34] Yeah so tricky this one is there wild swings both ways right so you think if you remember at the beginning of covid there. Fundamental changes that happen people spend a lot less on travel they spend a lot less on restaurants they spend a lot more on their homes and they spent a lot more grocery stores right and so then as, people got more comfortable as people start getting vaccinated as infection rates are going down we started seeing all those things swing back right and you started seeing, a lot more bookings that are being be you saw a lot more Airline reservations you saw a lot more traffic coming to stores and you certainly saw a lot more people going back to restaurants. Then Delta hit. And we saw a dip again and people started returning to the the the kind of earlier covid behaviors not as dramatically as the first wave. [41:25] You kind of had a second wave and so predicting which of those, behaviors are going to be at the at the peak for holiday is really hard right now so retailers are looking at consumer sentiment and Doug mcmillon in his investor call he's like hey. Our consumer has told a strongly they want to have a normal holiday that they want to sit down with their family and have a meal, they want to travel they want to do the normal things and there's a strong desire and that if it is remotely safe they will do it and Doug's I kind of under his breath comment was. [42:05] Even if it's not safe they're probably going to do it right so, his viewing is there's there's so much fatigue in all of these like covid change behaviors that were going to see a significant return, you know closer to pre covid behaviors but you know we are we are seeing some signs go the other way, in the u.s. store traffic never fully recovered we are still down about ten percent versus pretty covid levels in China store traffic totally recovered and then Delta hit and store traffic drop back down, 30% below pre-pandemic levels and so since China has historically been about 4 months ahead of us. That that would predict that we're going to see another drop in. Um store traffic which again doesn't mean people won't spend it means they're going to buy more online instead of in store and that exacerbates all of The Last Mile problems that we talked about last year and we're going to talk about it. [43:09] Again this year so it's really risky to predict. What's going to happen with the coded behaviors people were starting to buy a lot of clothes again after having not buying clothes in here and now the closed sales are slowing down and then we talked about. Apparel is one of the categories most impacted by all these supply chain issues so there just may not be close to buy and so really hard to predict that stuff. Um but what I can tell you is retailers now have a couple of reasons to desperately get you to shop earlier right one reason is they're not going to have very much stuff and they don't want to be the Grinch that caused you to miss Christmas so they desperately want you to come in early, and give yourself the best chance to get the stuff you want so, the every retailer is more loudly than ever before trying to incentivise and entice customers to shop early. [44:03] Also if this ends up being another digital Christmas where people shop a lot more online than they do in stores, we have a huge problem with the last mile we don't have enough capacity in FedEx ups and u.s. post office to deliver twice as many packages over holiday, and so we need to spread that those those orders out over more days and so for all of those reasons we're seeing retailers start their sales earlier than ever so. To kind of paint you a promotional picture Amazon Prime day normally is in summer it historically celebrated Amazon's birthday which is in July. So then the pandemic kids they can't have a July sale so they have an October sale and it went really well. So this year they went back to Summer but they went to earlier summer they had the sale in June and a lot of us think they did it earlier in June for one of two reasons either they hate their own C fo and wanted him to have to talk. On earnings calls about the sale being in a different quarter every year for the last three years or. They were having a sale earlier to make room for a second big sale they intend to have this year during holiday to kind of repeat the success of. [45:11] Of holiday Prime Day last year and we haven't seen any all the announcements yet but Amazon has already announced a 30 day. Beauty and personal care sale starting in October of this year Target match that and said hey we're going to start our deal days in October, and we're price-matching for the whole holiday so if if you don't believe us and you think we're just making a joke about these early sales and you think there's going to be better sales waiter know if you buy it early will guarantee you, that will match any lower prices that you see anywhere for the rest of holiday so targets leaning heavily into that. And we think most retailers are going to launch their sales. Earlier than ever before to try to pull in these these early Shoppers because of all the supply chain and inflation issues. The sales aren't going to be as good as they usually are like that what used to be 40 percent off is going to be 25% off but what deals they do have are going to be earlier in the year to try to drive those, those sales earlier. [46:21] And people aren't going to get everything they want they're going to be limited inventory and so what's going to happen people are going to get more gift cards people are going to celebrate the holiday later and we're going to sell more stuff in January January is always a good holiday month anyway but January is going to be disproportionately large this year because of the lumpy supply chain think so, if you think of holiday as generally like being a strong peak in October between that that the kind of turkey five, this holiday more than ever before that spending starting in October and is going to last all the way through January. Scot: [46:58] And then as we get to the last mile we're definitely have another ship again so we've got we haven't increased our capacity hardly any because you can't really buy Vans and the everyone's renting Vans and there's just this fixed number of biliary vehicles and if we're going to have this Less store traffic even more e-commerce than last year even if you throw you know maybe. [47:23] Low middle digit low single digits on there like five or 7% or something well we effectively had 98, we can only deliver like 97% of the packages last year so it's going to make it a now will only be a little deliver maybe 90% of the packages so it's going to be really tough delivery, set up coming into the holiday. Jason: [47:46] I think the like some data points I saw the that are alarming like so number one. All the Fulfillment centers have an average turnover rate of like four hundred percent a year right so they're having a hard time hiring people and keeping people. FedEx in their earnings call said that like we just can't staff some of our distribution hubs so we're having to reroute packages in a less efficient manner, because for example we only have sixty percent of our labor force in our Portland Hub right so ordinarily they would try to, be at a hundred and twenty percent of their labor in these hubs for holiday with all this seasonal labor and this year. [48:24] They can't even fulfill all the permanent jobs they have so there's not going to be a seasonal Flex. For the main carriers you know the Retailer's do a lot of seasonal hiring for stores but they're prioritizing the seasonal hiring for their fulfillment centers over the stores because they're so. Worried about enough labor to fulfill all these packages and then you know when when FedEx and UPS have less capacity. What do they do they smartly charge more for it so we've seen gas surcharges we've seen holiday surcharges and and they're now announcing their rate hikes for January and FedEx announced the largest rate hike they've had in the last ten years so on average, it's almost six percent as 5.9 percent rate hike it varies wildly depending on the class of service so some kinds of shippers are going to get hit much harder. Um and just like last year all of the the big shippers have a quota and they're not going to be allowed to ship more more packages. The maybe one silver lining in this is that. Because readers are likely to be more successful in spreading the demand out this year than last year that's going to help a little bit and. [49:37] As a as challenges everyone's going to be with the capacity last year there were political challenges that that particularly got the US Post Office sideways which is a big part of this whole chain. And they don't anticipate that that will be as bad this year and so there is absolutely going to be ship again in 2.0 this year with the, the The Last Mile but the most of the analysts I'm talking to are saying the first mile is going to be so disrupted this year that the last mile is going to seem. Less severe in comparison whereas last year the the holiday challenges were all about the last mile. Scot: [50:16] Yeah and you know the double-edged sword of there not being enough product is maybe there just won't be enough product and it won't you should be getting but if whatever there is is going to get jammed up I think. Jason: [50:29] Yeah so that's a great transition to so like that's a lot of Doom and Gloom what's going to happen for Holiday should we all be shorting the retail stocks like what's. What's going to happen. And spoiler alert I don't know well we'll talk a little bit about our educated guesses but maybe before we do we can walk through some of the the forecast from the the brave souls that have been willing to share their holiday forecast. Scot: [50:56] Yeah the one the one I saw was from Salesforce and they, they say that e-commerce is going to be up 7% versus kind of that huge surge last year which was like you know fifty percent so they're coming in kind of with a moderate 7% growth which which is done yeah I think that would be the probably the slowest e-commerce growth since 2008-2009 yeah. Jason: [51:24] 2008. Scot: [51:26] Yeah that's that's the one I was tracking and you know when I read through the bullet points it made sense they're definitely putting a pretty wet blanket on things due to the this kind of quote-unquote Supply pain. Jason: [51:38] Yeah and it is tricky so they were the only one I've seen that's done an e-commerce forecast right and I would say that's the most uncertain because. Of we just don't know whether people are going to go back to stores or whether they're going to be worried about health and ordering online when they start having constrained. Um supplies is that gonna. Push them to online more because they can hunt more places or is that going to entice them to go to the store because they can use their eyes to see the inventory for themselves like there's, there's a lot of variability in that e-commerce number but I would remind people even as low as 7 percent sounds its. 7% on top of the huge bases from last year right so it's it's that's not a decline in e-commerce by any means that's a slowing of the increase just as a reminder for. People. But then I did see several like of the other the kind of traditional Consultants put together an overall holiday forecast right so beIN predicted that they were going to they thought holiday was going to be up seven percent from last year. [52:45] Deloitte said that they thought holiday was going to be up between seven and nine percent from last year. And MasterCard said they think holidays going to be up 7.4 percent from last year so. To put all three of those numbers in context those are all huge numbers. Um last year was the best holiday year in 10 years and sales were up 10% but the average is about 6% so saying we're going to grow if. You know these three things kind of all averaged out to about seven percent growth if we're here we go. If all holiday store an e-commerce gross 7% on top of the ten percent from last year, that's a phenomenal holiday and so that says, that these guys are pretty confident that the consumer is going to spend even if they can't find exactly what they want right that the supply chain is going to be painful but that the all the macroeconomic stuff we talked about at the beginning is going to win out and consumers are going to spend a lot of money this holiday I. [53:49] I want to believe this I'm going to be pleasantly surprised if it plays out like that right and my um, the the one caveat I'll say is that us retail is incredibly Diversified right and so for every category that's going to get shellacked by the supply chain or by changes in covid behaviors. Some other category is going to benefit right and so. It is true that the holiday could absolutely hit these numbers like I'll remind people that cars are 25 percent of retail sales gas is another huge chunk of retail sales. Some of these forecasts have those things in some don't some of these forecasts are for November and December some are for November December and January like everybody has a different definition of retail and a different definition of holiday so, you can't really apples-to-apples any of these but I pulled all the US Department of Commerce data and again last year November through January 10 percent growth, average of the last ten 10 years is about 6% growth so 7% growth is a. A terrific number and. I don't know I could see it happening if it happens it's going to be because there was a we had the most Monster January ever because I just don't think there's going to be enough Goods on the Shelf in November and December to do. Scot: [55:17] Yeah I'll take a so I think the winners are going to be the companies that have the most power and smartest supply chain operators so I think Walmart and Amazon. Maybe Target I don't know them as well do they have a you think they feel like they have a pretty dialed in. Jason: [55:33] They Walmart and Target both in their earnings said like look our inventory isn't going to be isn't where we want it it's not going to be where we want it but we we in general are feeling good and neither one lowered its guidance for holiday in their last earnings call so they both felt that they were going to weather the storm but you know below that you go look at like a Bed Bath and Beyond and they're like look there's no way we can hit our numbers with the supply we're gonna get. Scot: [56:00] Will they miss this quarter and if you miss this quarter you're just going to get worse the next quarter Seth. Jason: [56:04] Exactly exactly. Scot: [56:06] It's a poop storm now and it's gonna be a bloodbath and in 90 days yes I think I think if I kind of do the calculus on that I think those three guys win I think everyone else is net negative and. You know I don't think those three are big enough let's say they represent Amazon's kind of half of e-commerce only think about e-commerce the rest of retail is. That's your bailiwick yeah Amazon's half, yeah I could see it being flat to down five percent because. Amazon Walmart and Target doing decent isn't it be enough for to make up for the whole that it's created there so yeah so that's kind of, where I see it it's going to be the big get bigger and stronger and because they you know they have Prime, they have more technologies that this has been on their radar longer they have more containers they have more trucks they have more dollars to spend on solving these problems they're going to be the winners so that's going to be you know it is going to be I think a bad year for the small medium sized business the incumbent brands that are just getting their legs under them and you know having to kind of have a Miss effectively miss a holiday because you couldn't get a bunch of product it's going to be be a rough rough year for everybody. Jason: [57:25] Yeah no I in a way it's going to be the exact opposite of last year when covid first hit nobody obviously had Advance warning or was prepared for this and so a secondary impact was a bunch of eCommerce sites that didn't traditionally get a lot of consumer visits, got a lot of Trials because Amazon constrained FBA in Amazon head supply chain problems right and so suddenly you were looking to get your instant pot from Bed Bath & Beyond suddenly a bunch of people are looking to see what eBay had, that hasn't shopped eBay in five or ten years right so a lot of those kind of second-tier eCommerce sites got extra visits as people were. Trying new address the supply chain shortages this year I think we're going to have exactly the opposite there's going to be a ton of supply chain shortages there's going to be a lot of, news stories every day about supply chain shortages and the big players with the best infrastructure in the most advanced supply chain planning, like the Amazons and Walmarts of the world and and targets, are going to be the winners and it's going to be a lot harder for those specialty retailers and Regional retailers to compete unfortunately. Scot: [58:41] Yeah I think that that is the setup and we will continue so that hopefully that gives everyone an idea of the big talk in the industry and you were just at an industry event is this what everyone was talking about Jason. Jason: [58:55] Yeah yeah slightly less than I would have expected I mean it was a huge topic everyone understands the supply chain thing. I do think it was the first conversation a lot of you know customer experience folks and people that you know we're kind of had their head down in their own in their own Silo you know we're suddenly getting their eyes open to the fact that like. Yeah your customer experience is going to stink at there's no products on the. Scot: [59:20] Mix the CX person's job a lot easier they just you know just take the holiday off. Jason: [59:26] Yeah and so you know it is interesting though again like. [59:31] You know we may we may hit the top line numbers and it may be from a lot less items that sold more expensively. The you know category there's going to be winning and losing categories by far and again because of the consumer health and the supply chain issues, the supply chain for diamonds is looking a lot better than the supply chain for Budget shoes and so you know you just may see what jury where you know you say you sell a few things for a while, do better you know where there's extra scarcity then you know some of these low-margin high-volume consumer goods and so I think. [1:00:08] My key takeaways for everyone is it's going to be a very lumpy like the averages will be interesting we should all follow them but but every. Um retailer and every category is going to experience a very different holiday and there just is more uncertainty than there has been in the last 30 years of retail so like for anyone, to definitively say this is how it is going to play out I think is super risky because there's so many things that could go either way at this point, will consumers you know by another toy when they can't get their first choice will consumers go to a restaurant you know or not will consumers take a vacation or not. You know all of these these will they pay 5% more for something or not like there's just so much uncertainty that you know this is going to be. Holiday that really rewards people that do good scenario planning and are prepared for any eventuality. Scot: [1:01:06] Absolutely and we will keep you posted here on the Jason Scott show but hopefully this gives everyone kind of a framework to work within and we'll be updating various components of the supply pain as we get closer to Holiday. Jason: [1:01:22] And until next week happy commercing!

The Clark Howard Podcast
10.04.21 Empty Shelves & Product Shortages - Flex / Open Enrollment Needs Your Attention This Year.

The Clark Howard Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 30:57


We're used to everything always being available. Clark explains we're back to historical patterns, supply chain disruption and distribution tendencies for the duration. No need to panic buy, just flex. // It's open enrollment time for many company health insurance plans. What you should know about HSA high-deductible health plans, how to decide which plan is best for you AND - disability insurance. Ask Clark topics include: Diamonds - buy used - 7 Places to Get the Best Deals on Lab-Created Diamonds / Consumer Reports - Guide to Cars With Advanced Safety Systems / Password Protect Your Phone - How To Create a Safe Password / T-Mobile Home Internet Service - Verizon 5G Home Internet - Cheap Internet Service Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark's free daily newsletter! Free Advice: Clark's Consumer Action Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bitchuation Room
A Progressive Flex with David Dayen & Zack Bornstein (Ep 107)

The Bitchuation Room

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 79:16


There's a reason to elect more progressives to Congress: they're finally organizing within it. David Dayen of The American Prospect joins to talk about the behind the scenes wheelings and dealings of the  infrastructure and transformative Build Back Better bills and the key role that progressives are playing to deliver for the American people. And comedian Zack Bornstein on why 'Salt Bae' is too high on his own supply, a Mississippi AG gives the worst anti-abortion excuse, and a new grim milestone has us wondering whether vaccine mandates will finally get Republicans into getting vaccinated. PLUS a *Patreon only* bonus bish test on the newest and perhaps most bonkers Trump book yet featuring colonoscopies, mushrooms and Memory.    Featuring: Zack Bornstein, comedian and writer David Dayen, author and executive editor of The American Prospect   Contents 5:30 What Are You Bitching About?: Salt Bae, Ozy, & Sinema 22:13 The Week Where: Red Covid & Anti-Abortion AG 42:50 Progressives beat back attempt to steamroll Biden/Bernie agenda 1:08:00 Which TV character would be anti-vax?   Join the Franita and become a Patron today: www.patreon.com/bitchuationroom Follow The Bitchuation Room on Twitter @BitchuationPod Get your TBR merch: www.bitchuationroom.com Thanks to Rebecca Rufer, Maximillien Inhoff, Ellie Hoffman, Alexandra Orness Music Credits: The Cannery by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4485-the-cannery License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Support The Bitchuation Room on: Venmo: @TBR-LIVE Cash-App: @TBRLIVE    Check Out The Bitchuation Room Podcast  iTunes: http://bit.ly/iTunesbitchuation Spotify: http://bit.ly/spotifybitchuation  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/stitcherbitchuation   Find Francesca On:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/franifio  YouTube: The Bitchuation Room's channel: https://www.youtube.com/franifio  Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/franifio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Franifio Insta: https://www.instagram.com/franifio/    

Harris Fantasy Football Podcast
Week 4 Flex Talk, Josh Gordon & JACvCIN Preview

Harris Fantasy Football Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 66:53


It's a Thursday Variety Hour! Come for the Flexual Healing! Stay for the insane mixtapes, random walkup songs, crazy music interludes, and snarkbag themes. On today's pod, we'll remember what Josh Gordon looked like on film, we'll whip those Week 4 lineups into shape, we'll preview the Thursday night Jags/Bengals game, and we'll make our best picks for Week 4 in DraftKings. And hopefully you will agree: this show is so stupid. Guest: DFS Expert Jake Trowbridge.   NOTES: Sponsor - www.DrinkTrade.com/harris promo code HARRIS to get your first bag of coffee free and $5 off your first bundle Sponsor - www.lucy.co promo code HARRIS for 20% off your first purchase of great nicotine alternatives to smoking Sponsor - JoinHoney.com/harris for a FREE browser extension that will scour the Internet for shopping promo codes to save you money Follow Jake Trowbridge - @JakeTrowbridge Follow our show - @HarrisFootball Become a patron - www.patreon.com/harrisfootball Become a Person of the Book - https://www.amazon.com/Tulsa-Christopher-Harris/dp/0692170138 Watch the YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/harrisfootball Harris Football Yacht Club Dictionary - https://harris-football-yacht-dictionary.fandom.com/wiki/Harris_Football_Yacht_Dictionary_Wiki Join the Harris Football Subreddit - www.reddit.com/r/HarrisFootball Play in our Week 4 DraftKings Contest - https://www.draftkings.com/draft/contest/114456905   Week 4 Flexual Healing: Trey Semon - (safe = no! risky = make sure Eli Mitchell isn't playing, and then Deebo Samuel) Michael Pittman - top 20 RBs Jamaal Williams - (safe = Henry Ruggs; risky = Jakobi Meyers?) Tim Patrick - (use him over the likes of Cordarrelle Patterson, Myles Gaskin, Trey Sermon...if you want to go risky, it's fine to use Chuba Hubbard over him)   Jake's Week 4 DraftKings Lineup: Jalen Hurts $6,900 Derrick Henry $8,800 Alvin Kamara $8,400 Cooper Kupp $7,800 Odell Beckham $5,800 Rondale Moore $4,600 Tommy Tremble $2,500 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine $3,200 Jets $2,000   Chris's Week 4 DraftKings Lineup: Matthew Stafford $7,000 Jonathan Taylor $6,300 Antonio Gibson $6,100 Cooper Kupp $7,800 Odell Beckham $5,800 Tim Patrick $4,900 Tyler Higbee $4,600 Chase Edmonds $5,500 Jets $2,000