Work-Life Balance Margarette Dorchester If you have a family, I can guarantee that everything is competing for your time and trying to take you away from your family! Think about it. Work, social commitments. Sports. You name it and it is competing for one asset you cannot create more of: TIME. There are only 24 hours in one day. Period. You cannot create an extra three hours to add to your day. The only thing you can do is prioritize your time to “carve out” that extra three hours from your already demanding schedule. If you are running your own business (and especially if you have employees), your time devoted to your business is even more important. Unfortunately, that is what happens. You end up prioritizing your time devoted to your business rather than family – or even yourself! Yes, you must prioritize time for your own self-care. Physical exercise, rest and relaxation. I know I have hard time doing that myself. So I'm here to learn today as well as you. Our guest today is Margarette Dorchester. She has a Master's Degree in Business and is a Certified Management Consultant and leadership coach as well. She helps individuals and business leaders to rebalance their work and personal lives to benefit themselves and their families, all while keeping their businesses running smoothly. How do we do that? Well, we are about to find out! Praise God! Help me welcome to the program, Margarette Dorchester! Margarette, it is so good to finally talk with you. We've had a few detours on our efforts to have this conversation, but Praise God, here we are! First question I always start with is this. Other than that brief in formation I just shared, can you tell us in your own words, “Who is Margarette Dorchester?” How did you get started in this line of work? I read on your website some testimonials that talk about you helping them with the “Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.” Can you explain what this is and how you help them to compete for the award? What kind of business usually reaches out to you? By that I mean, small businesses or corporations and organizations that are large, small or in between? When you first walk into a business in this capacity, as a consultant, what is it you usually want to see first? Do you do most of your consulting work “on the ground” at the physical location of the business, online or a combination of both? What kind of packages do you offer or are these tailored to the individual and business? Margarette, this has been so interesting. If someone wanted to reach out and ask a question or wanted more information on your consulting services, how can they do that? How can they reach out to you? I'll put links to all of this in the show notes down below. Folks, as we said in the beginning, there are only so many hours in each and every day. How you use them is what matters. But you cannot be focused all on work with no self-care or family time included. You would just burn out and be of no use to anyone, including yourself. I believe the information Margarette Dorchester shared with us today touched someone. I just believe that. I encourage you, drop down into the show notes and reach out to Margarette! Ask your questions. See if this is what you need to get your personal and...
Our Emotional Intelligence Jim Bloodsworth pt 2 As Christians, we are called upon to be strong and courageous, and to persevere through trials and tribulations. However, even the strongest among us can struggle with our emotions, especially during times of difficulty. Low emotional fortitude can manifest itself in many different ways, such as anxiety, depression, anger, and low self-esteem. The good news is that there are several practical steps that Christians can take to strengthen their emotional fortitude and overcome these common issues. And this is especially true for those of us who may not be “spring chickens” anymore. We don't have time to be wasting on “trying” things. We want to provide for our senior years. We want to make sure we have enough to live on and enough to be a blessing to others as well…We want to make sure we are still around when we retire, to enjoy the fruit of our labor and not “leave it for the kids!” Amen! Well, our guest today helps us to do just that! Jim Bloodsworth is the founder of “JJ Seal Group, LLC” and “Abundant Boomers Club Fitness” and he is a certified “Health& Nutrition Life Coach.” Back in October of 2021, he was already helping his clients to prepare for what we see today. He was sharing his outlook on what was coming in posts such as from his Facebook Group: “In the next six to twelve months (we will see) an economic tsunami. The housing market and stock market bubbles will burst in rapid succession…” I think we can look back to the that quote and say, “It has come to pass…” Amen! Jim helps his clients to improve in three main core areas: Physical Health; Mental Health and Financial Health. He is here with us today to give us an overview in these areas and to help you take the first initial steps at, not just surviving – but thriving, Amen! This is part two of a great interview that I know you will get a lot of value from! I know you discuss what is called, “The current emotional climatic divide.” Can you share what that is and how it impacts us? How has the rise in social media contributed to these emotional problems? We even have references to emotions on display in the scriptures. I can think of Moses being angry with the tribes and breaking the Ten Commandments; Jesus taking a whip and turning over tables in the Temple, etc. Would those types of emotional outbursts be considered “OK” as far as we are concerned? Are we to rely upon ourselves to train ourselves to control our emotions? What about discipleship? How does our personal emotions help or hinder our discipleship of others in the Body of Christ? Jim, this has been so interesting. Can you share with our audience a way for them to reach out to you and see if you can help them in improving their “emotional fortitude?” I'll put links to all this down below in the show notes. Folks, emotions are real. There is no need to hide our emotions – but we definitely need to learn how to control our emotions and not allow our emotions to control us! I highly recommend that you drop down into the show notes and click the links there to reach out to Jim Bloodsworth. Just get in touch and have a chat… Praise God! Find out how you can improve your life by learning to control and improve YOUR emotional fortitude. Amen!
Our Emotional Intelligence Jim Bloodsworth pt 1 As Christians, we are called upon to be strong and courageous, and to persevere through trials and tribulations. However, even the strongest among us can struggle with our emotions, especially during times of difficulty. Low emotional fortitude can manifest itself in many different ways, such as anxiety, depression, anger, and low self-esteem. The good news is that there are several practical steps that Christians can take to strengthen their emotional fortitude and overcome these common issues. And this is especially true for those of us who may not be “spring chickens” anymore. We don't have time to be wasting on “trying” things. We want to provide for our senior years. We want to make sure we have enough to live on and enough to be a blessing to others as well…We want to make sure we are still around when we retire, to enjoy the fruit of our labor and not “leave it for the kids!” Amen! Well, our guest today helps us to do just that! Jim Bloodsworth is the founder of “JJ Seal Group, LLC” and “Abundant Boomers Club Fitness” and he is a certified “Health& Nutrition Life Coach.” Back in October of 2021, he was already helping his clients to prepare for what we see today. He was sharing his outlook on what was coming in posts such as from his Facebook Group: “In the next six to twelve months (we will see) an economic tsunami. The housing market and stock market bubbles will burst in rapid succession…” I think we can look back to the that quote and say, “It has come to pass…” Amen! Jim helps his clients to improve in three main core areas: Physical Health; Mental Health and Financial Health. He is here with us today to give us an overview in these areas and to help you take the first initial steps at, not just surviving – but thriving, Amen! Help me welcome to the program, Jim Bloodsworth! Jim, it is so good to finally get a chance to bring you on the program! I've been looking forward to this! First question, other than that brief information I just shared, tell us in your own words, “Who is Jim Bloodsworth?” I know you talk a lot about our emotions and struggling with our emotions. Can you share with us how important it is to understand how our emotions impact our overall life? As Christians, does this impact us in ways that, let's just say, “non-Christians” may not be impacted? What is “low emotional fortitude” and what causes it? Emotions are important, right? I mean, you want to have “good emotions,” limiting the “bad emotions.” How can you improve one while diminishing the other? I know you discuss what is called, “The current emotional climatic divide.” Can you share what that is and how it impacts us? How has the rise in social media contributed to these emotional problems? Folks, emotions are real. There is no need to hide our emotions – but we definitely need to learn how to control our emotions and not allow our emotions to control us! I highly recommend that you drop down into the show notes and click the links there to reach out to Jim Bloodsworth. Just get in touch and have a chat… Praise God! Find out how you can improve your life by learning to control and improve YOUR emotional fortitude. Amen CONTACT INFORMATION: Reach out to Jim...
Dog Training Q&A What Would Jeff Do?
Folks are taking basic obedience classes 5-6 classes where dogs learn basic commands, maybe they go to an advanced class and do another 5-6, they get their piece of paper and then are surprised when their dog does something it wasn't supposed to do, something simple or something more extreme, what where you expecting and why did you think your dog was even close to trained for the real world.
Folks, Dan Wilbur joins us on this week's episode where we hear about a senior prank school swap gone wrong, new food delivery robots at Wendy's, throwing stars being legalized, weightlifters using fake weights on social media, and the Orca whales that sank three boatsFollow Dan on Twitter @DanWilbur and check out his new album here: https://album.link/danwilburWe are on Patreon! Become a patron for weekly bonus eps and more stuff!: www.patreon.com/whatatimepodCheck out our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/whatatimetobealiveGet one of our t-shirts, or other merch, using this link! https://whatatimepod.bigcartel.com/whatatimepod.comJoin our Discord chat here: discord.gg/jx7rB7J@pattymo // @kathbarbadoro // @eliyudin // @whatatimepod© 2023 What A Time LLC
In God's Image Dr. Richard Ruhling pt 1 Christopher Columbus, who has been traced to have a Jewish heritage, was fleeing Jewish persecution when he arrived in Spain. There has been some tracing of his crew to have almost, not exclusively, but almost a completely Jewish crew! They were fleeing persecution from the Catholic Church at that time. Which resulted in the discovery of the New World and America. Amen! Fast forward a few centuries and we see the Pilgrims fleeing persecution from the King of England. Which resulted in them fleeing to America. They were fleeing for one reason – freedom to worship God in the way they choose. This contradicted the Catholic Church, the authority of the Pope and all of the Catholic church doctrines and teachings… Our guest today is going to discuss these differences and continuing persecution of Christians, and what the true believers should be doing in this day and hour in preparation for the soon return of Jesus. Amen! Dr. Richard Ruhling is back today to share information that a lot of churches refuse to acknowledge, let alone discuss. It may stir up too many fires and they are not prepared for the backlash. But, you know Pastor Bob – I thrive on sharing the TRUTH of the Bible and if I'm stepping on toes, my response is “don't put your toes out where they can get stomped on!” Amen! Now, Dr. Ruhling just finished up a series of interviews where we discussed the “Seven Seals of Revelation.” If you missed any of those episodes, you need to go back to our archives and listen to them. He shared a lot of value bombs in those interviews. So go to our archives and type in Dr. Ruhling's name and listen. Amen! Help me welcome back to the program, Dr. Richard Ruhling. Dr. Ruhling, thank you for taking the time to come back on the program today. I do appreciate it! Dr. Ruhling, I know the Catholic Church has instituted a lot of controversial doctrines that contradict evangelical Christianity. We know they focus most of their doctrines on the Trinity. But, what are their teachings wrong? What is your opinion on this matter? I know the King James version of the Bible is NOT the best translation of scripture. I also know the Catholic version is very, very different from the Bible which Evangelical Christians read (various translations). Let me see if I understand this correctly… In the beginning, God created everything and then created man. Man is created IN THE IMAGE of God – so man would have all both, the masculine and feminine personalities of God. Then, when God removed Adam's rib and formed Eve, He actually took the Feminine personality from Adam and gave it to Eve. This would mean that, in order to complete each other, a man and woman must find their “soulmate” that completes them. That would explain the physical man… but what about the Spiritual man? Once we are born again, we have Christ dwelling in us. Would the next step then be, what has been called, the “infilling of the Holy Spirit?” Would that be the feminine Godhead coming to dwell in us as well? Folks, Dr. Ruhling has been sharing some Biblical Truth's with us that should be stirring something inside of you right now. You may have more questions at...
The journey into the æther is complete. We should have all the episodes accounted for.
Episode Summary On this week's Live Like the World is Dying, Margaret and Inmn finish their talk about go bags. They talk about important documents, knives, tools, sleeping systems, shelters, coping with isolation, food, water, firearms, specific situations you might need a go bag for, and of course, DnD. Host Info Margaret can be found on twitter @magpiekilljoy or instagram at @margaretkilljoy. Inmn can be found on Instagram @shadowtail.artificery. Publisher Info This show is published by Strangers in A Tangled Wilderness. We can be found at www.tangledwilderness.org, or on Twitter @TangledWild and Instagram @Tangled_Wilderness. You can support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/strangersinatangledwilderness. Transcript Live Like the World is Dying: Margaret on Go Bags Part II Inmn 00:14 Hello, and welcome to Live Like the World is Dying, your podcast for what feels like the end times. I'm your host Inmn Neruin, and this week we're continuing to talk about go bags. We have the second part of an interview with the founder of this podcast, Margaret Killjoy, where we continue our conversation from last week at literally the exact place that we left off. But first, this podcast is a proud member of the Channel Zero Network of anarchists podcasts. And here's a jingle from another show on the network. Doo doo doo doo doo. [Making noises like a song] So Margaret, we've gone through hygiene kit, survival kit, and... I immediately forgot the third part of it. Margaret 01:39 First aid. Inmn 01:39 First-aid kit. And so that wraps up kind of like an emergency pack? Margaret 01:44 Yep. Inmn 01:44 What what what else goes in a bug out bag. Margaret 01:47 So, now that we get to the bag itself, I would say the next most important thing is a water bottle. Specifically, I like--and I give to all my friends--single wall steel canteen style water bottles. And the reason that I like these is that you can boil water in them. The double wall vacuum sealed canteens, they rule for a lot of purposes, like actually, they're really good for like putting hot soup in your bag. If you're going out hiking for the day and you get to the top of the mountain you get to--as if I've ever climbed a whole ass mountain. By my standards where I live, the mountains are very short. And so when you climb up a whole ass Appalachian mountain, you can have your warm soup up at the top even when it's snowing and shit, you know. But overall, I use 32 ounce steel wall canteens. I like them a lot. And then you're also going to want to make sure that you have food in there, protein bars and other snacks. So that's the core. But then for the bag itself, it's really going to depend on what you're doing. So, I guess I'll go over the not camping stuff first, the kind of like...the stuff that is like...Okay, because there's all the camping shit. And that's really useful depending on your situation. But, things to put in your go bag: your passport. If nothing else, if you don't want your actual main documents in here, you're going to want to put photocopies and digital copies of your stuff in here, which is of course somewhat of a security risk. If someone steals your bag, they get this stuff, right. But for me, the threat model is that my passport is more useful to me in my backpack than it is at home in a safe when I'm 1000 miles away. So, your passport, which I would push anyone who was capable in the United States of making sure that they have an updated passport, especially these days. You want your important documents backed up. This could be some of your medical records. It could be your dog's medical records. It could be your children's medical records. And, you might want the deed to your house. You might want some of the vehicle registration stuff. You want your like stuff--not necessarily the originals in this particular case--but you want the documents of it in case you're like coming back later and need to prove some shit. You know? Because a lot of crises might disrupt a lot of the institutions of bureaucracy. And you would think that in times of crisis, bureaucracy will be like, "I guess we kind of get in the way of human freedom." But no, in times of crisis borders will still be like, "Oh, I don't know about you. You don't have the right document. I don't care that the road you're on is literally on fire." or whatever the fuck you know. Another way to back these up is to literally just to take pictures of them on your phone and have it on your phone. But I think it's actually a good idea to have a USB stick with these documents as well and you might want to consider encrypting that, which I don't know if all computers can do easily but at least my computer can do easily. And you probably want...you might want more of an expanded first-aid kit in this. I guess I gets into the other thing thing. And then the other thing that I think you're gonna want in your go bag is you want fucking entertainment. Like this gets over overlooked so much. But, when when Covid hit, the way that my mental health works I was very isolated, right? I could not put myself at risk to Covid because of my mental health. And so, I lived alone in a cabin without much electricity. And the best purchase I made was something called a Bit Boy, and I highly recommend it. It is this tiny...it looks like a tiny Gameboy and it has all of the Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and everything else games like on it. And it uses almost no battery. It's rechargeable. It's a little finicky. If you like turn it off it like fucks it up because it's like a it's like a $30 thing full of pirated shit, right? So it's super finicky. But, I swear that this thing had a better mental health effect on me then like almost anything else during that time. And the other thing that got me through it was I had legally purchased downloads of TV. And so even though I didn't have internet, I once a week, once a day, like sat down and ate my cold soup and watched fucking Steven Universe, and that she got me through it. And so like a USB stick full of like movies, TV, also, specifically, a USB stick full of like survival guides and information about how to build things, fix things, all of that shit. I think it's a super useful thing for a bug out bag. And I leave it up to... Inmn 06:32 It's funny because I feel like this episode is something where we're covering a lot of stuff that--and I just want to start flagging things--we did a whole episode on how you can build a mesh network essentially to have things like libraries of entertainment, or Wikipedia downloads, or like survival bits. So, if you want to learn more about that then go check out that episode. I believe it's called Andre on Solar Punk. Margaret 07:08 Oh, yeah. I forgot we talked about some of the mesh network stuff. That shit's fucking cool. And yeah, so have a library with you. You know, keep a download of Wikipedia on your computer. My computer bag is an example of the kind of bag that theoretically I should be a little bit smarter and kind of keep next to the bug out bag when it's not in use, right? Because I'm going to throw my laptop into my bug out bag if I'm running, right? And so it's like people are like, "Oh, but where's your like giant knife." and like, don't get me wrong, I have a giant knife on my bag. But. I also now have a Nintendo Switch in there, which is an upgrade from the Bit Boy. And like, I am proudest of that of all of the things in my bug out bag. I see that as the most likely for me to use. And I remember before Covid, I remember thinking to myself as I was preparing a library hard drive. And as I was preparing--well I didn't have the Switch yet--but I was like, "Man, what kind of Apocalypse leaves you with free time?" And I'm like, "Oh, Covid." or the next pandemic or fucking hanging out in a refugee center for trans people in Canada or whatever the fuck horrible shit we're gonna have to deal with, you know? Inmn 08:24 Yeah, and just sorry, just to clarify, free time for a lot of people and an incredible amount of not free time for a lot of people. Margaret 08:33 Well, yeah, no, I I think I mean more about isolation. It's not like I like...maybe I'm just being defensive. But it's like at the beginning of the pandemic, my cabin did not sustain life. And so I had to put all of my work into plumbing it, solaring it, you know, washing all my clothes by hand, like doing all this shit, right? But, I think that especially in times of isolation there's like downtime that people don't expect. And I could be wrong, but I suspect that this would be true almost no matter the crisis is that there's like downtime you don't expect where turning your...where not thinking about the crises that are happening is incredibly important. No, it is funny. You're right because I think in my head there's like the beginning of Covid a lot of especially middle class people were like, "Oh, fuck, I'm stuck in my house and bored." Right? Versus a lot of working class people who are like, "Well, now I'm still working in the middle of this nightmare," you know? I think that like...but I would guess that...I dunno, whatever I'll stop being defensive. Inmn 09:41 Yeah, sorry, less of a push back and more just a bringing in this other piece of the piece of the context. But, you know, there were also overworked doctors who were separated from their families. And so, I imagine they also did have probably this weird amount of downtime where It's like, "Well, I'm not at work, but I'm not with my family. What am I doing?" Margaret 10:04 Yeah, and specifically for me, games are a really good anti-anxiety because I definitely hold by the, "Busy bee has no time for sorrow." But then you're like, "Well, it's dark out and I don't have lights in my house. Fuck am I gonna do?" You know? Okay, so that's some of the stuff from a bug out bag point of view. That's the kind of...like;, documents and things like that matter a lot. You're also going to want anything that you need for taking care of other loved ones and or animals that you might have to do. Like, my dog has a smoke mask. He does not like it. If we were in a wildfire situation, he would deal with it. You know? And so there might be like different stuff like...I should probably get a muzzle for my dog. I do not. I do not muzzle my dog on any kind of regular basis. But, I could imagine a situation in which like, everything is so stressful that it would be necessary, right? And you're gonna know better than us what specifically other other stuff you need. But I guess we'll talk about more of the expanded survival stuff that a lot of people are gonna put in their bug out bags, if that makes sense? Inmn 11:20 Yeah, totally. And sorry, just to keep flagging some things. So folks, if you want to learn more about other little pieces of this topic like how to prepare for needing extra medications in a world where like medication systems kind of break down, we do a whole episode on it. I'm blanking on what the episode title is. But I believe it's called "Taking care of your medical needs." Margaret 11:50 That sounds right. Inmn 11:51 And I forget who the guest was. But yeah, I love that we're having this go back conversation now. Because I feel like we can really tie a lot of larger topics that we've talked about before into it, which I'm really loving. Margaret 12:08 Yeah. And then maybe we'll go through, you know, kind of some more of this checklist type stuff and then talk more about the different situations in which one might need to go bag. How does that sound? Inmn 12:18 That sounds great. Margaret 12:19 Okay. So, for the bag itself beyond the emergency kit, you've now added your documents, you've added your water bottle, you've added snacks. And for snacks from my point of view, I recommend snacks that you don't like because otherwise you're going to eat them beforehand. If you're me. [laughs] I used to keep Clif Bars and not Builder Bars as my snacks because I didn't like Clif bars, but I ate so many builder bars as part of my regular life as being an oogle that now I'm kind of sick of them. So now it's like reversed. And Clif Bars are my regular protein bar and Builder Bars are my my snacks I throw in my bag, you know. And, everyone's gonna do this a little differently. And then that stuff is like...most of the stuff in here is...Like I also pick things that don't really expire, but food expires. And also so does that medication, although the medication tends to just lower its efficacy rather than become dangerous. Other things I keep in my bug out bag: a collapsible plastic water canteen. These are useful for a bunch of different things. Like if you just need to hold more water for a while, you might want one of these. I also have moved to a hydration bladder. A lot of people move away from them. I've recently moved towards them. People kind of go back and forth in the hiking world about hydration bladders. As an oogle, I never used them. As a hiker, I really like them because you can hands free or like minimal effort drink as you go, you know. And, you know, more water good except for the weight part of it, you know? And you're also going to want, to keep talking about water, you're going to want to filter in water. And I think that this is true in most circumstances. I think that this is like...you know, some of this like survival stuff is very back woodsy, but a lot of the survival stuff also applies to cities. And it applies to cities where like if you got to boil advisory... like I don't know, anyone who's not had a boil advisory where they live at some point or another, right? You know, every now and then they admit that the water isn't drinkable in your area, and also a lot of like urban survival stuff is like...whatever, I've like slept on a lot of rooftops in my life and shit, you know? Like shelter from the elements is often easier to find in a city but not necessarily a lot of other stuff. So for myself, there's a lot of different water filters. A lot of them are designed for backpacking and those tend to be pretty good. I use a Sawyer water filter. They're these little tiny ceramic water filters and they have a bunch of different attachment sense to them. I used one of these at the beginning of Covid for all of my water because I didn't have a great water source. And, I was just like basically like...I set mine up to a five gallon bucket system where I put water in the five gallon bucket, and then it goes through a hose into the Sawyer filter, and then it gravity drips into a five gallon jerrycan. That's like a stationary kind of thing. For a go bag, you use the same water filter, but it has like one bag of dirty water and one bag of clean water. You can also just rely on chemical filter...not filtration but like purification. Some people like the UV filter chemical things. I've never used one. I don't totally understand them. I mean, I understand the concept, but I don't...I can't attest to them. It seems like most people are picking ceramic water filters. There's also a LifeStraw. And a LifeStraw is a perfectly fine thing to have. I keep one in my hiking day bag. These are these cheap water ceramic filters--like 15 bucks often--and you just drink through it. Usually I go up to the stream and you stick this thing in it and you drink out of the stream. Inmn 16:09 It acts as a filter but also you can't get viruses or stuff? Margaret 16:14 Exactly, it's a ceramic filter that...Yeah, all of these filters are designed to take like mountain stream water and make it potable. Actually, the thing that they're bad at is filtering large stuff like mud. And these can get like clogged up. It's the biggest downside of a ceramic filter. What a lot of people do is they take their bandanna or their...if you're an oogle you use a banana. If you're a military bro, you use the...I forget what they're called. They're the like, giant bananas that...Folk...I can't remember the name of them. Folks in the desert and like, you know, Southwest Asia and stuff tend to use, I think. You use one of those. And then if you're a hiking bro, then you use your...what did I decide they were called? Buffs? Inmn 17:11 Yes. Margaret 17:13 So, you filter all the water through that if you want to keep the ceramic water filter lasting longer. I haven't done as much like hiking filtering, I usually just bring enough water because I don't go on really long hikes. But, I mostly have used the ceramic water filter in a stationary sense. So that's like my personal experience with it. But, that's what I carry. You can also add, if you would like, you can add these more ready-to-eat food besides just like bars and stuff. They make these...it's basically Lembas [like in "Lord of the Rings"] bread. They make these like military rations that are like vacuum sealed and are good for five or ten years. And it's just like oil and flour. And it tastes like nothing. And it's just calories. It's just like a block of calories. And your body can go a fairly long time without food compared to water, right? But like, for peak efficacy--and also to not be a grouchy asshole--you want to at least put calories if not nutrition in your body. A lot of the survival food isn't really focused on nutrition because like it's not the end of the world if you don't get your vitamins for a couple days. Inmn 18:21 Yeah, but obviously everyone has different, you know, body needs or like food requirements. Margaret 18:27 Yeah, totally. Inmn 18:28 And so this is like maybe a good time for folks with diabetes or just any any other kind of predisposition that requires to have more food around. Margaret 18:39 Yeah, and different types of food. And I think it's actually worth having a variety of types of food also for the people around you because I think a lot of this is going to be based on sharing, because greediness in times of crisis, people are like, "Oh, that's when you got to be greedy." And I'm like, "The single most useful tool you can have is another person." Like I can't imagine something I would rather have in a time of crisis than someone else. And so like, yeah, having a variety of types of foods, I think is great from that point of view. No, yeah. And like, yeah, everyone's going to need different things. Okay, so next, fire. In most people's day to day life, fire is not a big component of it. And honestly, most random overnight...like, when I was in oogle, I didn't like fucking stop and make a fire in the woods most nights, you know? And if I did, it was kind of like a celebration type thing, you know? However, from a survival point of view, there's a lot of situations where being able to have a fire is really useful specifically mostly for warmth, also for other like, you know, signaling purposes and for like...you know, if you make a wet fire, it'll smoke more and things like that. And for both boiling water to...another way to, you know, purify your water or whatever. And also for cooking. It's kind of a morale thing for cooking a lot of times. A lot of foods you can just eat them cold and that's especially the kind of stuff you might want to keep in your bag. But for fire, you might want to have additional fire methods, but you've already got a lot of them going on in the rest of your kit. The kind of thing that I always sort of made fun of, but now I understand, is the big fuck-off knife. I mean, you're a knife maker. So you probably think about knives more than the average person. But... Inmn 20:39 It's true and I think I'm curious what you have to say about the big fuck-off knife mostly because I've kind of worked my way back from it, because I used to have a big fuck-off knife all the time. Like when I was an oogle, I was that oogle with the big fuck-off knife. Margaret 20:57 The big fuck-off knife has two purposes. One, is to get people to fuck off. It's not even about drawing it, it's about fucking open carrying it. It's just about being like, "Yeah, I'm in a miniskirt. And I have a like seven inch knife on my waist." Like, people just fuck with you less when you have a big fuck-off knife. And so that's like one of the purposes. But then, bushcraft. I didn't understand why survival knives were big because I was like a big knife...I'm not a knife fighter. I think anyone who is a knife fighter is not thinking about how long they want to live. Like, that's why I mean having a big fuck-off knife is to make people leave you alone, not to like fight them with it. But just to like fucking get people to leave you alone. But the giant knife is really useful for bushcraft. It's really useful for processing wood especially if you don't have a hatchet or something with you. That's what I've like come to understand as to why survival knives are big and how specifically they're bladed on one side with a wide--you're going to know these words better than me--like spine. [Inmn mummers affirmatively] And they have a wide spine so that you can split wood with it. You can take a stick and you can put it on it on the end of the stick and then you can hit it with another stick or a rock. And you can push the knife through the thing. That's [Inmn interrupts] Inmn 22:18 Can I? Margaret 22:19 Yeah. You know more about knives than I do. Inmn 22:21 Yeah, yeah. Just to offer a little bit of re-contextualization. So you know, I'm not a bushcrafter by any means. I wish that I was. I'd be. God, I'd be so much cooler. But I do know knives pretty well and I've been asked to make bushcraft knives before and so you know, I did a bunch of research about bushcraft knives. And what I found was that and then what I found from use is that like the big fuck-off knife is not actually great for bushcrafting. Margaret 22:58 Oh, interesting. Inmn 23:01 Yeah, most Bushcraft knives are like they kind of max out at six inches. And a lot of people err more on the like, you know, four and a half to five and a half range. And what that gives you...because for bushcraft, it's like--you described batoning earlier--if you're batoning your knife through wood to reduce it you don't need a big knife for that. You need a sturdy knife for that. And with a smaller knife, you kind of get a lot more manual dexterity so you can do all of your other tasks. I love knives, I love big fuck off knives. I agree that the purpose of a big fuck-off knife is for people to fuck off. And, you know, I can imagine like survival knives are often longer because you might need them for heavier, larger tasks. But I'm honestly a fan of having a belt axe for that purpose because it's does that thing better. Sorry. That's my that's my segue into knife world Margaret 24:06 No, that makes a lot of sense. And if you ever want to lose a lot of your life--and I feel like you might have also--read people talking about survival knife versus axe versus saw versus machete, about what you're supposed to bring into the woods, you know? Inmn 24:27 Yeah. And what you're gonna learn is that knives...there's no single knife. That's good for everything just like there's no single bag that's good for everything. You need to pick the things that you're comfortable doing. And you need to pick the tasks that you need done. And then find the right tool for it. Margaret 24:48 No, that makes a lot of sense. I will say in terms of saws and knives and all that shit, I have found that the little wire saw is sort of bullshit. Have you seen these? Inmn 25:01 I always wondered. Margaret 25:03 But yeah, I think...and the one...I haven't used that much. I think I tried to use one once. The pocket chainsaw is not bullshit, which is basically a chainsaw blade with two loops on either end, and you loop it around a limb, and then you like, saw back and forth. You know, I think those are not bullshit. Although I think, personally, I'd rather have a folding saw. But they're bigger. So. Inmn 25:30 Yeah, yeah. And that's the key thing here is like if you want to build shelters, use the saw. Don't...You could use your knife for some of it. But yeah. You don't want to build a structure with like hacking 10,000 sticks into something. Get a saw. Margaret 25:51 No, I think you've convinced me. Because I've been like, I've been pondering my--I have a survival knife on my bag--and I've been pondering its actual usefulness versus its weight and stuff, you know? And like, besides the like, I keep it on the outside of my bag and it's a little bit of a like, leave me alone, you know? I think that I have been seeing...Yeah, like, yeah, I think I want to fuck with this more. Redefined my own...Because the knife that I use on a day-to-day basis is my folding pocket knife. You know? It's what I use for almost everything. I'm not going to baton wood with it. Well, I would. It just wouldn't do a very good job of it. Inmn 26:27 Yeah. And, you know, I say this as someone who is always going to have a big knife, probably. And I don't have a purely rational reason for that. But yeah, it makes me feel more comfortable. Margaret 26:45 No, and it's like, and I think it's telling that backpackers don't tend to have large knives. They don't tend to have survival knives at all. Backpackers also tend not to have axes or saws because they're not really...they're focused on getting somewhere and camping, not like building large fires or building structures and things like that. Yeah. And then like, I think more and more, I think fighty type people have been focusing more on smaller knives anyway. Like the karambit is a popular fighting knife or whatever and it's not a big knife. Inmn 27:19 Yeah, yeah. And if you see the...like a lot of the like, original from...I actually don't know where karambits come from. But, where they were developed, they're incredibly small knives. They're like inch and a half long blades. They're incredibly tiny. Margaret 27:36 It's Indonesian. I just looked it up. Yeah. Yeah, no, yeah. It's not a like...Like don't fight a bear. Like a general rule. Don't live your life in such a way where you're fighting bears. And then, if you are then use bear spray. If you're not using bear spray, use a 10mm handgun. Like, you know? Oh, we haven't really talked about firearms. Inmn 28:06 Anyway. Sorry. Derail into knife world over. Margaret 28:09 No, no, I think that...I'm really...It was useful. I learned some. It's probably worth carrying some kind of knife sharpener. If you suck like me, you can use the pull through style--that Inmn is probably going to be disgusted that I use because it destroys the initial original bevel. If you know how to sharpen a knife properly, you can bring a whetstone. It's a little... Inmn 28:31 But, whet stones are heavy. Margaret 28:33 I know. And it's also...or you can also bring a little diamond sharpener stick and stuff like that. Yeah, what would you...Okay, what would you suggest? What would you suggest as your portable knife sharpener? Light and transportable? Inmn 28:45 Yeah, so you know, a knife doesn't do much good if it's not sharp. And most people's knives are not very sharp. I would say that it is a great skill to invest in is learning how to sharpen a knife. There's a lot of stuff... Margaret 29:06 I've tried it so many times. I don't believe in it. I don't think it's real. Anyway, yeah, let's continue. Inmn 29:13 And yeah, like, you know, like what I have at home are these big series of benchtop whetstones. There's a million grits and...but one of the better things that you can have is a strop. Just a leather strop, which is just some like full grain leather. You want it to be fairly thick and use some green polishing compounds that you rub on it and you strop the edge, which helps maintain the edge. And, but as far as pocket sized sharpening devices, the strop doesn't sharpen the knife, the strap like helps redefine the burr on the edge. And there's a million different little pocket sized whetstones. But, the important part is that you want something coarse and you want something fine to like refine the bevel. And so like if I had to build a little to-go kit, I would get a little miniature like 400/1000 combo stone. That is probably not something ceramic because it's heavy. But, they make a bunch of different things. I'm actually less knowledgeable about these pocket things. Yeah, but you want something coarse and you want something fine. 400/1,000 are great grits and then a strop to kind of like polish out the edge with. With that you can't go wrong. Well, you can go wrong... Margaret 30:48 Yeah, I will go wrong. Inmn 30:49 I don't know enough to tell you how to go wrong. Margaret 30:51 No, I will successfully go wrong. I've been trying to sharpen knives my whole life. I will continue to do it. I can kind of do it. I actually use a little all-in-one pocketstone, a little bit larger than the like stick ones, and it's a longish yellow piece of plastic with two sides. And then also has a little fold out part that can be used for filing in the saw parts. And it has kind of a guide, has a little bit of an angle guide built into it, and that's the most useful part for me. So that's the only time I've been able to sharpen knives to where they like can shave. Inmn 31:28 Knife sharpening is is a skill. Don't...That would be my advice is don't think that you're going to...don't rely on learning how to sharpen your knife for the first time when you're in an in an emergency. Practice that now. Margaret 31:40 And I will say as someone who has used all knives for almost everything over the years, it's like, it's all right. I mean, it's not as good. But, I can still cut a cord with a shitty knife, you know? Inmn 31:54 Yeah, well, you know, the old knife making adage, "A dull knife..." or sorry, the old kitchen worker adage, "A dull knife is a dangerous knife." Margaret 32:02 Yeah, so live dangerously. Cut... Cut paper with your knives and never sharpen them. Yes. Okay, let's talk about sleeping systems. Inmn 32:06 Live dangerously? [laughing] Sleeping systems! Thank you for indulging my derailment. Margaret 32:20 It's what we're here for. And some of this we might kind of like...some of the like camping stuff we might not dive as deep into. We're already on episode two of what was going to be one episode. So, I believe in the sleeping bag. And that's leftover from being oogle. I would say that the one thing I would carry in any kind of bag is a sleeping bag. This is not always true. I don't always carry sleeping bag. But, it's like almost a comfort item. It's a like no matter what I'm warm kind of item. I believe in sleeping bags with a good stuff sack. I personally don't use down. Backpackers tend to use down. It's lighter. It compacts more for the same warmth. However, it doesn't insulate once it gets wet. And that is a big deal from my point of view, from a survival point of view. When everything is fine, I prefer a non down one. They're also cheaper. And that might be why I have that preference. And also, I don't know anything about how the birds who produce down are treated. So, sleeping bag super important. A lot of backpackers have now moved to backpacking quilts. And then a lot of old timers will actually just use like wool blankets and stuff like that. I love a sleeping bag. You're gonna want to get off the ground. However, that said, in an urban environment you can use cardboard. You just need to layer it a lot. And it's not as good as a sleeping pad. But it is still useful. And you're going to need a sleeping pad that is appropriate to weather and desired comfort. If you want to hear me learn more about sleeping bags and tents you can listen to me talk to Petra a year and a half ago. I don't remember the name of the episode besides Petra being the guest. And that's where I learned that the combo move of an air mattress and a foam pad is is often really good. For shelter, the sort of three choices kind of is a tent, a bivy, or a tarp. This is not necessarily in a lot of bug out situations. It is necessary in my bug out situation and it might be in yours. And the advantage of a tarp is that it is like only one object. It is light. It is kind of easier to hide in a lot of ways. And I actually, when I'm sleeping in dangerous situations--like a lot of oogle life is like trespassing--I don't like tents because tents, you can't see out of them. Like it's like a little bubble. It's why people do like tents is that they want to be in their little bubble and I totally get that. And I'll probably be a tent person moving on because it's like comfortable, and safe, and stuff. But when I was younger and everything was well, not easier, my life was fairly hard. But like whatever. It was easier for me to not bother with a tent so I used a tarp. And then the other option is the bivy. And a bivy is like a...It's like a waterproof sleeping bag. And there's like ones...like I have one that has like one pole, just to keep the head of it off your face, you know. And these compact really small. This is what a lot of people who are rucking, who are doing military shit, tend to prefer are bivys. They're not popular among backpackers. The kind of closest equivalent is hammocks. A lot of people also use, but that involves there being good trees in the right place. However, hammocks can be light, and good, and stuff, too. And these are all gonna be preferences. And the reason I no longer fuck with bivys is I have a dog. And he's coming with me. And so I'm now probably a tent camper. Because if I'm sleeping outside, I'm just leashing my dog to a tree. But, I don't want him to get rained on. I want him warm. So I'm probably going to be a tent camper from now on. And then some tents now, a lot of backpackers are moving to these tents where you use your hiking poles to keep them up and then they're super lightweight and they're actually kind of cool. And they're a little bit...like some of them are like almost halfway between a tarp and a tent. And... Inmn 36:06 I love as like camping technology evolves it just like...I feel like it gets more old timey and more oogley but with you know, fancy stuff. Margaret 36:17 The $700 oogle tent. Yeah. Some of these tents are like fucking $600-700 and made out of like, space material or whatever. Yeah. What's your favorite shelter for camping? Inmn 36:32 So this is funny. I once bike toured across the entire country. From the west coast to Chicago, I built a tarp tent every night. Margaret 36:47 Like an a-frame? Inmn 36:50 Yeah, I built like a little tarp tent every night, which I had to get really creative in the West. As you know, there's not a lot of trees everywhere it turns out. And then when I got to Chicago, I went out and bought the Big Agnes ultralight backpacking tent, which is like sort of halfway between....Yeah, it's halfway. It's like...It's not a bivy, but it doesn't have a much larger footprint than a bivy. And it was the best thing that I've ever spent money on. I'm embarrassed to say that I spent money on it. Margaret 37:28 Whatever. Whatever. Inmn 37:29 But, I did. Margaret 37:30 I'm revoking your oogle card. You didn't scam it from REI dumpsters? I can't believe you. Yeah, yeah. Fuck yeah. Inmn 37:41 All right. Yeah, but I love that thing. But, I would love to move to a bivy. Yeah. Margaret 37:45 Yeah, I think that..Yeah, honestly, like, I've only...I haven't slept a ton in my bivy. But I was like, "Oh, this works." The other downside of a bivy is that your bag doesn't fit in the tent with you. And so if you sleeping in a bivy in the rain, you're going to need to work on waterproofing your bag. But that is something that like as a backpacker, you're probably trying to do anyway. The main ways that people do it is 1) a pack cover that goes on the outside. And then 2) people often either put things in dry bags, or just like fucking contractor bags, like trash bags, inside their bag and let the bag itself get wet. And if you're, if you're bivy camping, you're accepting that your bag is getting rained on and you just need to work around that. Which, is I think part of why it's the tactical person's choice or whatever. Because you're like, "Comfort doesn't matter. Surviving to get where I need to go shoot somebody is what matters." or whatever, you know. Or not get shot or whatever. Which actually, you're going to have to take into mind when you when you choose what kind of color for all of these things you want. I personally would lean towards the camo type stuff for my...I live in a red state. I could imagine having to leave. Inmn 38:49 Yeah. Margaret 38:50 I'm gonna like I'm gonna like speed run the rest of the camping stuff. You might want a poncho or a raincoat. Some people like ponchos because you can also turn them into shelters or whatever, but I think sometimes it's a little bit just fucking carry what you like. You want additional socks in your go bag no matter what, no matter what you're...Even if it's not a camping go bag, put some fucking socks in there and some other...change of underwear and possibly like better soap, like camp soap, like more hygiene type stuff. My go bag has a fucking battery powered Waterpik so that I can floss with water at night because I have spent a lot of money on my teeth. They are not in great shape and water picks rule. I also have a portable battery powered electric toothbrush that I fucking love. You might want an emergency radio. If you're like good at radio shit, you might want a Baofeng. It's like an all channel and it can send as well as receive. It's called a transceiver. It's really easy to accidentally break the law with a Baofeng because you're not allowed to actually use any sending signals on it most of the time. But they're very useful crisis if you know what you're doing. On the other hand, I would just say get one of those like, your little battery powered weather AM/FM radio. Have and put it in there. At home, I keep one of those like hand crank solar panel everything survival radios or whatever. But they're like a little bit bulky and a little bit cheap. And so, I like don't quite trust it in my bag, but I keep one at home. But, other people feel differently. I like having a monocular or binoculars in a go bag. I like this because looking at shit is cool. And sometimes also, I could imagine there are situations where I would want to look at and see what's ahead and not go there. If I had money, if I was a money person, I would have at least a thermal monocular if not full on like night vision shit. But that's money. You want the rain cover, the dry bag, you want to beef up your first-aid kit a little bit. You probably want an ace bandage at the very least. There's some other stuff like moleskin and other things for like long distance walking that you might want. I've heard good things about leukotape--and I haven't used it yet--but as like...people use it as a replacement for moleskin for covering blisters and shit. You might want cooking stuff, which I'm just not gonna get into cooking stuff here. And you might not. You can also like cold soak your food and just like put it in like a peanut butter jar with water and fucking have it turned into food. Whatever. You might want hiking poles. You might want a solar charger. You might want, as we've talked about, a folding saw, a hatchet or machete. You might want more light. Like some people like the collapsible LED solar lanterns. They're not like a great bang for your buck in terms of like, I mean, they're actually really light and shit, but like, you know, you can use a headlamp just fine. But, like sometimes if you've got like a family and shit, it's like nice to have like a little bit of ambiance and niceness or whatever. Especially like maybe if you're in like a building right when the power's out, you know, like that's the kind of thing that like is a little bit more likely and is useful. You probably want a plastic trowel of some type for pooping outside or a little aluminum trowel for digging a hole so you can poop into it. And alright, guns really quickly, and then...My recommendation is only carry firearms if you train in them. Unlike everything else. Carrying something you don't know how to use is fine if you know you don't know how to use it and you get someone else to use it, like your first-aid kit. Like, my IFAK for gunshot wounds, If I'm shot in the belly, it's for someone else to use on me if at all possible. You know. I am trained in how to use it, but so guns are the exception to this. Do not carry a gun unless you can keep it secure at all times and you pay a lot of attention to the ethics and also the legality around firearms. Those have been covered a lot more in other places on this show. Specifically, my current recommendation that I'm a little bit this is like do what...Whatever, I haven't yet mastered this. The handgun that I keep near my bed in a safe, in a quick access safe, would go into my bug out bag in a moment of crisis or be on my person. And then in the bug out bag is additional magazines with 9mm ammunition. 9mm is by far the most common ammunition besides like .22LR, which is a survival round meant for hunting small animals. But, for a self defense point of view, I believe a handgun 9mm. And if you are the type who wants long guns, if your whole thing is you're gonna be surviving in the woods or whatever, you might want to consider some type of backpacking .22. They make, I think it's the AR-7 is one type of survival collapsible .22. And then the other one is a 10/22 with a backpacker's stock that folds. What I personally plan on carrying if it was a get out past the militia checkpoint the US government has fallen scenario or whatever is a folding 9mm carbine, which is a rifle that shoots nine millimeter rounds. A lot of people don't like these from a tactical point of view. It's not nearly as effective at long range stuff as say an AR-15 or other rifles that are meant to shoot larger rounds, right, or not larger but more powerful rounds. But, the ability to use the exact same magazines that I already use for my other gun and the exact same ammunition makes it worth it for me for specifically a bug out bag scenario. I don't have enough money to do this yet. That is why I don't have that. My only bug out bag gun is my handgun that is also my home defense gun. And now everyone knows what I have at home. Anyway, that's my firearms. Inmn 44:30 They know one thing that you have at home. Margaret 44:32 Yeah, totally. Or do they!? They think I have a 9mm but really I have a 10mm. Whatever. Oh, and then the other thing. Randomly. Okay, if your other threat model, if you're in like fucking Alaska or some shit, you might want a 10mm, but you already know this if you live in Alaska. 10mm is a round that's better at shooting really big animals. It doesn't really have any like particular advantage against people in it and shit, right, but like against grizzly bears and shit. One, bear spray more effective. There's a bunch of studies, bear spray is more effective at stopping a charging bear than any gun that exists. Whatever, I mean maybe like a bazooka or some shit, I don't know whatever. Oh, poor bear. And then also, you don't kill the bear. It's just trying to fucking scare you and live its life. Yeah, yeah, that's my bug out bag. Do you feel ready? And or do you wanna talk about, really quickly, like some some scenarios? Inmn 45:35 Yeah, I feel a lot more informed. I feel overwhelmed, Margaret 45:40 I should address the overwhelm. And I should have led with this. I'm so sorry everyone. You don't need all this stuff. This is the "I'm building a bug out bag. And I have all the time." You slowly build the bug out bag. You slowly get prepared. There's no one who's entirely prepared for all things. And the purpose of a bug out bag from my point of view is to ease your mind. When I first made my bug out bag and my cabin in the woods, I was able to say to myself, "If there's a fire in this forest, I know what I will do. And now that I know what I will do, I am not going to worry about a fire in this forest anymore." And so the first little bit that you get is the most useful. You get diminishing returns as you spend more money and more size and things like that. Massively diminishing returns. The everyday carry, your cell phone is the single most important object. You know, the pocket knife, the pepper spray, the the basic shit is the most important. If you have purse snacks and a water bottle, you are more prepared than almost anyone else. Yeah, I should have led with that. Inmn 46:57 Yeah. Oh, no, no, it's okay. I feel like, you know. We eased into it then it got real complicated. And I'm, grateful to think about the overwhelm afterwards. But, Margaret, so in thinking about a lot of these things, there's like...I'm like, okay, like, if I'm in real life DnD or if the literal apocalypse happens then I could see needing these things. But why else might one need a bug out bag? What is some threat modeling kind of stuff to think of? Margaret 47:42 Yeah, I mean, like, again, it's gonna depend on where you are. If I were to pick where I'm at, I can imagine gas supplies running out, right? I don't think...or like getting interrupted in such a way that, you know, suddenly, there's a lot of limitation to the amount of fuel that you can have, right? I could imagine grocery store stuff. I could imagine like, you know, supply chain disruptions. We're seeing supply chain disruptions. People might have to leave because of earthquakes. People might have to leave because of fires. Like, natural disasters is like probably the number one thing, right? And where you live, you will know what the natural disasters are. Where you live, personally, I would worry about drought. And I would worry about water war. But, and I would focus my prepping around rain barrels and you know, keeping five gallons of water in my truck or whatever. I didn't even get into the shit you should put your vehicle. Some other time will the vehicle preparedness. And but yeah, I mean, like there's scenarios where like...it was completely possible that January 6th type stuff could have happened on a much larger level, right? They tried to have it happen on a much larger level. We could have had a fascist coup in the United States, because they tried. And in that scenario, you might need to leave the country or you might need to move to a safer part of the country. Or you might need to move to a place so that you can prepare to defend. God, defend the country. But like, fight fascism, even if that means being like, "Alright, it's us and the Democrats versus fascism," or whatever, you know? Like, I can't imagine like the partisans in Italy were like, "Oh, no, you're a bourgeois capitalist. I'm not going to fight the Nazis with you." You know? Like, I mean, actually, that probably did happen. Inmn 49:46 Yeah, or how there's...there have been tons of anarchists who are fighting in Ukraine. Margaret 49:52 That is a...Yeah. Yeah, totally. And like if we were suddenly invaded by Russia, there would be like us and some patriots next to each other fighting on the same side, and it would be real awkward. Right? Real awkward, but like, you know. Okay. And so I think that it was entirely possible, at that moment, that my threat model included, "What if I need to get out of the south?" you know? And if I need to get out of the south, yeah, I'm driving until I hit the points where I start thinking that there's gonna be militia checkpoints. And then I'm in the woods, you know? Yeah. And like, so. It's not nearly as likely as other things. But, most bug out scenarios, yeah, are like, "I need to go spend a weekend somewhere." It could even literally be like, a go bag is like, if I got the call that my dad was in the hospital and I just need to get in my fucking truck and go see my dad, right? Like, nothing else bad is happening in the world. It's still real nice to have the bag that I am grabbing and walking out the door. You know? Yeah. Yeah. What are some of the scenarios that you imagine that you would worry about? Inmn 50:01 There's kind of, there's kind of a lot. I mean, there's, you know, there's a lot of scenarios, and I'm wondering if this is the potential for like, future episodes is like...You know, where I live, I do think about drought, I think a lot increasingly more about militia checkpoints, because I live in a--I mean, I feel like everyone lives in a place where there could suddenly be an active militia--but I think about those things. This is a whole episode that we should do. But, I think about friends who live in places where it floods, I think about friends who live in places where there's hurricanes. Margaret 52:01 And a go back is also getting to go...If you need to go help someone who's in a tight place of crisis, you know, like having your truck--don't drive your truck into standing water ff you don't know how deep it is-- but like, if you needed to get into a disaster zone to help people, if you're more prepared, you're more able to do that. Inmn 52:22 Yeah. Oh, and actually, could I suggest an addition to to go bags? Just as a thing. Yeah, I would love to heavily urge people to have in their go bags or to have this as a separate bag in your emergency kit is, you know, something that we're learning a lot from harm reduction communities and organizing right now is harm reduction supplies. Yeah, Naloxone or Narcan, fentanyl testing strips, drug testing stuff in general. And, you know, even if you don't use drugs, then I would suggest having stuff in case other people who do use drugs and need them to some extent or have complicated dependency around them, having that kind of stuff for someone else could be life saving to someone else. Margaret 52:29 Of course. No, everything I said is the only stuff you can use. Inmn 52:41 That is a really good point. Alright. Well, that's some stuff. Is there anything else we should talk about go bags. It's cool to have a go. That's what I'm gonna say. Don't let the right wing have it. It's fucking cool. Being prepared rules. People are gonna think you're cool. They used to make fun of you, but now...now they don't. I have two kind of silly questions, because I love rooting these discussions in humor and light heartedness. There's another word for it. Margaret 54:14 I famously hate joy. Inmn 54:16 Yeah. Okay, so we've just gone through this big list of stuff and do you remember Donny Don't from Crimethinc? Yeah, what is the Donny Don't of go bags? Margaret 54:33 Donny Don't is a, just so people know, it's the don't do with Donny Don't does. And what is the Donny Don't of go bags? It's probably the like crazy overkill versions. Like I probably don't need an ice axe in my go bag. Now that I say that I'm like, I mean, if I had to cross into Canada on the East Coast I would actually need an ice axe. So, but like, gear obsession, I think that and letting go bags be an endless bottomless non fun thing. If it is fun for you to geek out and find the the version of the thing that's two ounces lighter, do it--as long as you give away the old one or like, you know, maintain it in such a way that it's useful to somebody else. But yeah, I think that Donny Don't is the overkill, like a bag that you can't carry. Unless, I mean, some people can't carry certain amounts of weight that they would need and then they need assistance and things like that. That's actually okay too. But like, but overall. Yeah. Inmn 55:42 Cool. Yeah. And actually, that is my retrospective answer for which knife to bring is the knife that you will carry. Margaret 55:49 Yeah. Inmn 55:49 Is the knife that does not that does not impede you from caring it. And then my other comical question because I can't do a single interview without talking about it is: So in Dungeons and Dragons, you have the adventuring kit and what is the 50 foot of hempen rope, which every single adventurer uses at some point, and what is the like climbing like...not crampons. Pitons. What is the pitons thing that no one has ever used. If you use them, please tell us about it. Margaret 56:32 Everyone uses the the eating stuff. The spork, the utensils. Everyone uses...Yeah, the stuff that everyone uses is the tiny light cheap shit. You know? It's the fucking BIC lighter. And know what what no one uses is the magnifying lens to start the fire, which I didn't even include. I actually include tiny little magnifying lenses in the kits because they cost like five cents, like little Fresnel lenses size of credit card. But, it's mostly so you can read small stuff. And that weighs nothing. I like throwing it in. But the magnifying lens. That's the Yeah. Inmn 57:21 The piton thing. Margaret 57:25 Yeah. Whatever it is. Inmn 57:29 Cool. Thank you. Thank you for indulging my silly questions. Well, it seems like maybe we should do some more...Talk about this more some other time. Margaret 57:41 Yeah, you should ask me about vehicle preparedness sometime. And home preparedness. Inmn 57:46 Yeah, vehicle preparedness, home preparedness, like specific disaster preparedness. Yeah. Like, I know, we're gonna...we're planning on doing a hurricane thing at some point. Margaret 57:58 We're just gonna throw a hurricane. Inmn's a level 17 Wizard. Inmn 58:07 And, you know, maybe we like...do we eventually started talking about...Do we just throw you, Margaret, into situations and say, "How would you deal with this issue?" Like as an episode concept? Margaret 58:22 I thought you meant physically. Like, while I'm on tour, be like, "Sorry, Margaret, you're suddenly survivor lady." And I'm like, "Wait!" Inmn 58:32 No, no, I'm thinking of like, this funny episode concept where we come up with situations, almost like roleplay situations, but real life, and you tell us how you would prepare and deal it. Margaret 58:46 Okay. Yeah, we should do that sometime. I guess I'll have to get good at this. Usually, because I'm like...Well, my whole thing is I'm not quite an expert. At this point. I think I do know more than the average person. But my whole point was like, I'm not an expert. I find experts and ask them things. But, I guess at this point, there's a lot of this shit that I either sometimes have hands on experience and sometimes I just fucking talk to people about it all day. So. Yeah, sounds good. Well, Inmn 59:12 Well. Thanks so much for coming on this, what ended up being a two parter episode of your own podcast that I am a weird guest host of right now. Margaret 59:24 No, it's our podcast. It's Strangers' podcast at this point. Inmn 59:29 Yeah. Do you have anything that you would like to plug? Margaret 59:34 You can hear me on my podcast, Live Like the World is Dying, it's a community and individual preparedness podcasts published by Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness. You can also hear me talk about history. I spend most of my time reading history books and talking about it on a podcast called Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff on Cool Zone Media. It's very confusing that one of my podcasts is on CZN and one of my podcasts is on CZM, but that's the way it goes. And my most recent book is called "Escape from Incel Island." You can hear me talk about a shotgun that I used to really want, the Celtic KSG which is what Mankiller Jones carries. It's no longer that shotgun I lust after. Now I want to Mossberg 59A1. But, you know, I don't know whether I want to change what they're carrying. And I'm on the internet. @MagpieKilljoy on Twitter and @Margaretkilljoy on Instagram and you can also follow...I'm now trying to make people follow our social media, Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness. You can also follow us on social media @TangledWild on Twitter and then at something on Instagram. I'm sure if you search Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness it will come up. Do you know what it was? What is our Instagram? Inmn 1:00:48 It is @tangled_wilderness on Instagram. Margaret 1:00:51 We did a really good job of grabbing all the...we've been around for 20 years and we didn't fucking grab good Instagram handles at the beginning. Yeah, that's what I got. Inmn 1:01:00 Great. Great. Well, we will see you next time. Margaret 1:01:04 Yeah. Inmn 1:01:11 Thanks so much for listening. If you enjoyed this podcast, please go make a go bag and then tell us about it. But also tell people about the podcast. You can support this podcast by telling people about it. 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Subscribe to Know Your Enemy on Patreon to listen to this bonus episode, and all of our bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/knowyourenemyMatt and Sam take the pulse of the 2024 presidential race: Is DeSantis already doomed? Does Trump still have the juice? Can Biden handle a full campaign schedule? And how do you solve a problem like Kamala?The answers to these questions and more! Enjoy some rank punditry!SourcesNate Cohn, "Why Ron DeSantis Is Struggling," New York Times, May 5, 2023Shane Goldmacher, Maggie Haberman & Jonathan Swan, "Why Ron DeSantis Is Limping to the Starting Line," New York Times, May 13, 2023Reid J. Epstein & Shane Goldmacher, "Biden's Slow Start Worries Democrats. Aides Insist All Is Well," New York Times, May 14, 2023Sam Adler-Bell, "The One Thing Trump Has That DeSantis Never Will," New York Times, Apr 10, 2023Matthew Sitman, "The 'Weekend at Bernie's' Primary," Commonweal, Mar 3, 2020.
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This week on Toilet Radio we're comparing and contrasting the very beginning with the most recent output of a whole shit ton of bands. FEATURED: Linkin Park used to be Xero (sans Chester) / Dredg used to be nu metal as FUCK before going sensitive / Pantera was writing songs with the same lyrical themes back when they were glam / Before there was Type O Negative, before there was Carnivore, there was FALLOUT and it kinda sounded like DEVO / Bad Religion's ill-fated flirtation with prog rock / Semargl goes from forgettable blackened death metal to unforgettably bad electropop / Avatar used to be Gothenburgcore before going Ladiesandgentlemenwave / Sentenced went from killer slow death metal to sultry jammies / Amorphis and Paradise Lost discover keyboards and Matchbox 20, respectively / The Baroness and Mastodon demos show clear signs of where each of these bands would go / Ulver's long transition from black metal to synthpop / Carcass started as a grindcore band before inventing like four different genres of metal / Gojira's original demo recorded when the band were teens is extremely fucking rad. Folks, it's a jam-packed show. Music featured on this ‘sode: A lot This program is available on Spotify. It is also available on iTunes or whatever they call it now, where you can rate, review, and subscribe. Give us money on Patreon to get exclusive bonus episodes and other cool shit.
April retail sales numbers are making an already confusing economy even more confusing. Folks are putting off purchasing big-ticket items, yet are still splurging on services. The economy hasn’t returned to normal, but maybe “normal” is different now. We’ll also look at whether Congress can regulate artificial intelligence and who gets a leg up from welfare reform and work requirements, courtesy of Marketplace’s podcast “The Uncertain Hour.”
April retail sales numbers are making an already confusing economy even more confusing. Folks are putting off purchasing big-ticket items, yet are still splurging on services. The economy hasn’t returned to normal, but maybe “normal” is different now. We’ll also look at whether Congress can regulate artificial intelligence and who gets a leg up from welfare reform and work requirements, courtesy of Marketplace’s podcast “The Uncertain Hour.”
Dunamas Marriages Dr. Pauline Dillard pt 2 Marriage is God's gift to men and women. It is something HE instituted to bless us with the ONE PERSON in the entire world that would complete us! Amen! Think about it this way… From the time Eve was created when God removed a rib from his side, He also took a Spiritual part out of Adam that would become Eve. Ever since that time, men and women have needed their soul mate to “complete” their very being. Amen! Marriage is under attack now in ways that we have never experienced before. Despite what the current social culture may say, God's Plan has not changed. Not one bit. Amen! But, there will be times when the deceiver may slip in and create havoc. There may be times when we realize we have done something that we should not have done. Well, God is there with His Forgiveness (through Christ), but how does that translate into saving your marriage? Today is part two of a great two part interview with the CEO of “Dunamas Spirit Filled Marriages,” Dr. Pauline Dillard. She has been helping couples build a successful marriage (before the wedding) and save marriages that may be experiencing difficulty. Amen! She has a documented 83% success rate with over 15 years of experience for helping you to have a blessed marriage that can be lived out as a testimony for God. Amen! You help couples as they are planning their marriage – before they even have the ceremony? Does that help them, to discuss possible problems even before they are having problems? What are some issues that seem to be the major threat to marriages today? How often do you see a couple, that has been having problems, try to “blame God” for their failing marriage? Do you have any figures on today's divorce rate and the comparison between the divorce rate inside the church versus those outside the church? How do you bridge the difficulty involving a discussion of infidelity in the marriage? Are your counseling sessions usually in person, virtual or both? So, let me get this straight, you offer marriage counseling in Puerto Vallarta? I think I read on your website, that you offer this package as part of “pre-marital” counseling as well? You also have a couple of books or workbooks that you have published that assist with this, correct? Are these workbooks on Amazon or are they only provided through the workshops? Pauline, this has been so interesting and what you are doing is so needful in this day and time. I just want to thank you for all you are doing for those couples to succeed in God's work through marriages. Amen! If someone has a question or would like to receive more information, how can they do that? How can someone reach out to you? I'll put links to all this in the show notes below. Folks, as I said when we began this interview, marriage is under attack now like never before. It is coming from all directions. Socially, culturally, on television, online… you can't escape the pressure. But you can turn it over to the Lord and allow HIM to guide you through to victory! Amen! Dr. Pauline Dillard is an experienced professional that can help you achieve your...
Folks, Jamie Loftus joins us on this week's episode where we hear about a motorcycle that runs on beer, a giant molasses spill, activist penis graffiti in Great Britain, the YouTuber who crashed a plane on purpose, and the Loch Ness monster hunter who is bad at his job Follow Jamie on Twitter @jamieloftusHELP and order her new book, 'RAW DOG: The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs' here: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/raw-dog-by-jamie-loftus/ We are on Patreon! Become a patron for weekly bonus eps and more stuff!: www.patreon.com/whatatimepod Check out our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/whatatimetobealive Get one of our t-shirts, or other merch, using this link! https://whatatimepod.bigcartel.com/ whatatimepod.com Join our Discord chat here: discord.gg/jx7rB7J @pattymo // @kathbarbadoro // @eliyudin // @whatatimepod © 2023 What A Time LLC
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Luke 11:14-53 - Speaker: Lukus Counterman - here are people oppose Jesus in various ways, but he cuts through the fog of resistance and exposes the truth of our hearts. Folks, there's no hiding from Jesus. If you oppose him, he'll expose you. But not to mock or shame you, but rather help you see your need, so that you can turn from your sin and be saved. Jesus isn't interested in moral reform. He wants a revolution that starts from within. He wants to turn you from accusation to acceptance. So will you let him sit on the throne of your heart? Will you hear his word and submit? Won't you be cleansed by him today, my friend. Turn to him and trust him!
This market is tough and requires real elbow grease. Time to take charge and be a real badass if you wanna succeed and thrive in this market.Three Things You'll Learn in This EpisodeWhat you should be looking for in this market.Why you need to be an investigator in real estate.How you can be a badass in this market.ResourceCheck Out Stefani's WebsiteReal Estate Marketing DudeThe Listing Advocate (Earn more listings!)REMD on YouTubeREMD on InstagramTranscript:So how do you track new business, you constantly don't have to chase it. Hi, I'm Mike Cuevas to real estate marketing. And this podcast is all about building a strong personal brand people have come to know, like trust and most importantly, refer. But remember, it is not their job to remember what you do for a living. It's your job to remind them. Let's get startedWhat's up ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another episode of the real estate marketing dude, podcast. Oh, my goodness, folks.You saw the title the show, I mean, you just gotta be a badass, you gotta be badass right now, that's the name of the game. Because times like these are times when you have to double down. Business isn't as easy as it was 20 months ago, 24 months ago and 90% of you have never seen a shift in the in your careers yet, because we haven't had one since 2012. And we riding on this market. And there's not a lot of people out there telling you what to do when the shift happens. So that's sort of been the theme of our show the last few months here, actually, last few episodes, what do you do in this market, and we want to try to add as much value as possible. So we get pitched be on the show every day, guys. And I get a lot of cool stories. And the one that we have today is very cool. And I thought it'd be very appropriate to have on the show, especially with market conditions, because I think some of you need a kick in the ass. And I think she's going to be able to do that for you today. So without further ado, I do want to introduce my guest. She's got quite a compelling story. And she's a badass. So properly introduced. Miss Stephanie Boyd. How are you, Stephanie? I'm great. Thanks for having me, Mike. Why don't you tell everybody? Who are you? Where are you from? Andwhat are you known for? Well, let's see. I am from a little town in California called Sacramento, we have a new state capitol.And I am aI like to joke that I'm a teenage grandma. So I started out as a single teenage mom years ago. And I was always kind of a rebel and uh, just kind of did things my own way. So I went ahead and started college at 16 got my first kick ass job as a criminal investigator, just as I was turning 21. And I just walked straight out of my college career into a very heavily male dominated career of law enforcement, criminal investigations, where my job was to go into the ghetto and interview all the murders friends and families, and or whatever other crime my client was charged with. So I was representing the defense. Andpeople would always ask me if I was armed as I went to these interviews, and I definitely never was, I thought about carrying a concealed weapon. But I just really always relied on my wit and charm to get me in the door to make friends with myadversaries, I suppose you could call them.And so that experience really trained me quite well to join the world of real estate when I decided to get my real estate license in 2000. And join my family's real estate company. I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that Gort door knocking didn't scare you too much. Um, no. While it has, there have been times where it's not my favorite thing to do. But I'm sure everybody goes through that. But as far as being scared to it, or timid or nervous to knock on that door? No, because nothing is worse than,you know, a victim behind the door of some terrible crime that I have to talk to. So if I don't have to deal with that, and I'm just dealing with the homeowner who may or may not want to sell their house or refinance or whatever the case may be. Much less stress much lower risk involved.I mean, yeah, people hardly everYeah, I mean, like, in so many people right now and look at the industry is tough right now really is I mean, talking about my mortgage broker friends, and I mean, they're getting crushed. Oh, yeah. They're and they're and, you know, everyone's just when you get down a little bit like this, on the other hand, like, you know, look at your former job. I mean, we're looking at like cool houses and stuff, and then people are getting down on themselves. You're having to deal with like, people, I witnesses murders, you know, like, that's just probably a great mindset to have to tackle this industry. Because right now it is tough.And so you just went from being a criminal defense.Researcher, attorney, investigator, investigatorTo frickin go and write into real estate? And what kind of those skills you still use today? Because that's pretty cool. I've not met anybody who's gone into that you can almost be like your real estate detective.Exactly. Yeah, really. And during my career as an investigator, the thing that got me interested in real estate Well, other it was my family's company, of course, but I would call my mom a lot to have her help me stock people through real estate records. So she had access to all the property, the tax records, she could find the owners, if I had, like, a guy was looking for who didn't want to talk to me, I'd find out who his landlord was, and go start putting the pressure on his landlord. And so it kind of did translate rather nicely into a real estate detective job, which is kind of what we have to do now in this market is a bit of sleuthing around. Yeah, find those distressed properties. Yep. See what kind of solutions we can help come up with, you know,I think you hit the nail on the head right there, folks, if you're not paying attention, when these markets shift, like there's going to be distress, I forget whose I think it was on our show. More, maybe I was on someone else's show. But someone just pass along the data about the 60 to 90 day lates that are coming down the pipeline. And that was in Phoenix in particular, but they're the highest that we've seen in quite some time. And that's just sort of the writing on the wall, like the rates are still going up, the cost of living isn't going down. And it's something that you could be you should be concerned with, right. And if this economy and the stock market does what I think it's going to do, but my you know, that's my opinion, people are going to be having problems, but she's focusing on distress, I'm doing the exact same thing. I think that the distressed market is where it never fails. There's a reason why other real estate investors are just sitting at the on the sidelines, salvat tating, waiting for the shoe to drop. What's your opinion on that? Oh, yeah, for sure. I mean, I think a lot of them are over extended, and they're either salivating or crapping their pants.As they lose it, you know, becausea lot of these folks went out and bought multiple properties when rates were low, and now, you know, for whatever reason, I mean, obviously, COVID did a lot of weird things to the economy and to jobs and moved a lot of people out of their office buildings and commercial properties to go work remote, and companies folded and everything else. So you know, a lot, there's definitely investors waiting to lap up the rewards of that. And then there's also equal numbers of investors losing their shit, because they're overextended and they can't make the payments on everything, they're not getting the rent that they want, for the first time in years in my market here in Sacramento, rents are actually starting to go down over the past six months.So, you know, it's, everyone's gonna start feeling the crunch. And the, you know, unfortunately, hopefully, everybody that could qualify for their first time home went out and got one were when rates were in the twos, and they're just going to sit there, which it looks like they're doing because there's no inventory in that market.And with rates in the sixes and sevens on those purchase prices that are already high, you know, a lot of first time buyers are just really priced out of the market. Butdefinitely,investors are waiting for prices to come down. I mean, if we see a repeat of what happened after the subprime mortgage meltdown, you know, we're gonna see, prices come down significantly, they've already started to they pretty much returned to their pre pandemic levels here, you know, they shot up during the pandemic, really.And they're about, you know, I mean, it varies based on neighborhood and zip code and everything else, you know, but we're, we're coming down to the pre pandemic levels and as I mean, that's what the Fed is trying to do with their rate increases is basically crashed the economy, they have to bring the prices down.Literally, he literally said we need to crash the real estate market, like out of their mouths, guys. Yeah, they're trying to raise the rates because they need it to slow down. Remember, like the real estate markets 25% of people directly or indirectly employed the United States. some way shape or form? Yeah, title rep builders, contractors, everything's tied to real estate, so much of it.But so, I hear you're saying I thinkbeing and you're also in the lending world, too, just so everybody knows she gets the real estate on end of it, but she also understands loans and mortgages.and under things and what I'm hearing you say is that you're focusing on distressed.Yeah, a lot of people need to bail out one way or another. I mean, the banks are getting bailed out right and left, and who knows how that's going to affect and trickle down to the rest of us. But essentially, a lot of people are going to need a bailout. And so you can, you know, find distressed properties,through the physical signs. As you drive around, as you walk around in your neighborhood, title companies can get you those lists of data,to find the pre foreclosures and everything. And then it's just really about making relationships with those people.You know, making friends with your mailman. And he keeps, I mean, my mailman lets me know everything that's going on in my neighborhood mark, with whose lives in their house who's about to go down. He chats with people all over the city. And so it's my little secret that I trust with my mailman to find out. Here's the link who I need to go talk to, you said something that I'm not sure if you guys picked up on. But it's true. This is a real problem right now is with the rates at like, what what are they? What's the rates today? Seven? I mean, it depends on, you know, borrower paid Lender Paid, but yeah, with no points, no fees are in the sevens with 7%. And all these people who locked in and just in the last year and a half, two years ago, locked in at what 2% 1.75 on investment properties on a 15 year loan I did at the height of the pandemic, how big of an issue is this, in your opinion, because no one can move, like, you're not going to be able to replace that if you replace that property, you're gonna end up with something less desirable than probably fit your lifestyle today. I mean, unless you're downsizing,or moving majority Fornia. I mean, that's where a lot of painting, you know, but what's interesting in my market is we're not seeing the inventory reflect a mass exodus, but people are still continuing to talk about this mass exodus, people are still, you know, the markets back east in oh, what he Kentucky, Ohio, Kansas, Tennessee, you know, Texas, I mean, the less popular places people are still finding affordable deals out there. But the more popular places prices have come up in response to people leaving California and heading out, down south slash East.But we're not seeing huge inventories as people continue to leave here. So I guess they're renting out their houses for high rents, even though the rents are coming down, they're still you know, relatively unaffordable for most people, you know, $1,800, for a two bedroom apartment in Sacramento, my son moved back to Ohio recently, to rent a two bedroom apartment for 795 or something, maybe 695. So, you know, it's three times more to just pay rent out here. And, of course, the housing prices are high, much more than that. So in other things, she said, guys, as she says, she's focusing on people's problems, she's not focusing on her transaction, count her commission count, she's not sitting there tallying up the sales board to see who's number one this month, she's focused around helping people that have problems first and foremost. And I've been the last few shows, we've been saying that, like focus on serving others, first and foremost, focus on the problems they have, and be the one that could provide that solution to those problems, because that's what makes you different. Anyone could sell a house, but markets like these are hand to hand combat, you got to be able to go and know where the deals are going to be. And I highly agree with that. Focus on the investor niche, not only just the people who are selling, but the investors who buy because that I believe is going to be a big niche and anyone who's gonna stay in that market stay in that niche over the next 1218 months. I think you're gonna you're gonna take territory, I think you're gonna take brand, and you're gonna succeed very well in this market. The ones who are gonna get their ass kicked are the ones who got their ass kicked in 2007. And those are the ones who didn't adjust. And there was a whole lot of them. And they didn't they didn't adjust to reo. They didn't adjust to short sale. They just kept on being the traditional agent waiting for John and Jane to come down the house. Have a kid and move out to the fucking suburbs. It's not how would these work in these markets? Not saying don't market your database. I'm all about that market, your database stay in front of that network. Generate that business when it comes. Just be ready. But in first of all in terms of niching down all in on distressed Yeah, what is maybe what is this?Measure A well, so a lot of areas, it depends on your regulations, but there could be taxes owed on the property. So in California, you have to go five years without paying your taxes before it goes to a lien sale. But in Texas, they only wait 12 months, you didn't pay your taxes were selling your house, you know.And other states have like tax lien certificates. So you go in and you invest in you buy these certificates that you get a certain amount of interest on and some of it's quite high like 24% interest in, oh, I don't remember which state butsothen you're kind of gambling on whether this person is going to pay you back or pay the county back, or whether you're going to get to buy this house and evict this person and take their property from them with the tax lien certificate. So there's those there's foreclosures, there are landlords who didn't get any rent for two years during the pandemic. So this is happening more and more, I think where, you know, the all the moratoriums have now ended.Tenants are, you know, I mean, I think they've been paying rent again for a while. But there's been a backlog in the court process in the eviction process in the foreclosure processes, all of the chickens are coming home to roost for a lot of these properties. So how big do you think that market is? Like from those moratoriums and all that, like, is it gigantic is it I mean, I hate to be doom and gloom, but I think it's gonna just get bigger and bigger. Because a lot of those investors are in Adjustable Rate type of situations with their mortgage on this properties. There's just so many factors out there that are unpredictable. And just the jobs, the inflation, this, all of these unprecedented conditions are like coming together. And I don't see how it's not going to be worse than 2008. I would love for someone to convince me otherwise. But the banks collapsing is not a good sign. There's just so many things that point to disasters, catastrophe. I don't disagree with you at all. And it's I laugh to keep refreshing, it's just, I want to, I want to be all unicorns and rainbows and everything. But um, yeah, it's, I think it's gonna get worse before it gets better. And I think people have been saying that for a while. And it's still true that it's going to continue to get worse before it's going to get better.You know, worldwide, things are not good. Thethe central bank, introducing a digital currency very quietly concerns me quite a bit.Saudi Arabia and Iran making friends over in Syria and trading for gas and Chinese currency is a bit concerning. So you know, all of these things, really, if we're honest, point to a real problem of the currency collapsing. And nobody knows what happens when the currency collapses, because they've been propping it up for so long. They've been bailing out these banks they've been, and we're paying for it at regular tax paying US citizens, we've been paying for itthe whole time. And, you know, it's they, if you want to know the truth, it pisses me off to talk about this 4% inflation that we're at, and we want to get it down to 2%. I don't know if you listen to Jerome Powell's comments out, it sounded like maybe did he mentioned the 2% target inflation rate about 19 million times? And, you know, is he talked around it and basically threw in there how we're gonna have to crush this thing to get to that. But if you really look at inflation, as it practically applies to our lives, like I don't know how they get this 4% number, because if you go into the grocery store, and Safeway, things are like 50% higher than they were a year ago. Yep. Gas is, you know,$2 higher than it was three years ago. A guess that's almost 100% inflation and what I'm paying for gas, the housing market, just for a quick example, my first house I bought in 97, for a little over 100,000. And it's worth a little under 700,000. Now, so that's 700% inflation over those years, between then and now in the housing market. So where are they? You know, I don't exactly understand their mathWith these inflation numbers, but it's exponentially worse than they want to admit that it is. It's I agree afew months ago, we're you know, that's what once they start raising the rates I've seen same same things like I'm more worried about the affordability issue. But it's so odd because there isn't an inventory issue. Yeah, technically, we think there should be an inventory issue. But we haven't seen a huge inventory issue. I mean, in surplus, I mean, you think we'd have more properties coming on the market, more things happening. But yeah, there's still tight inventory levels. But then yeah, you've seen all these other outside circumstances that are there. And you know, what we're talking about here, guys, we're focused on affordability, affordability. And that's where the problem solving thing comes in. And how you can use it as an advantage during this time, because if what we're saying is, is what if what we're saying is accurate, where you want to agree with us or not, there's gonna be a shortage of agents that know how to take on these types of properties and get people out of these situations. And that skill is going to get you paid if you take time to develop it. Definitely. And just being creative and thinking out of the box, meeting your neighbors, making relationships with people. One way that I get a lot of action is through my volunteering efforts. I meet other volunteers, and guess who has time to volunteer, people who are retired or who have, you know, good income, stay at home moms,you know, comfortable people who have time to spend a day, a month or a day a week or whatever, at volunteering, Meals on Wheels is one place that I spend some of my time, and I just do some outreach in the community working with other agencies, nonprofits, churches, who are also trying to come up with solutions to solve the homeless problem, which is a huge crisis in California, I'm sure you're aware.And I've met 10s of people and then 10s, of reifies, and business with the networking that I've made through volunteering. And one other interesting market I've noticed is,so I've got some marginal borrowers who have marginal credit, but what they have is job history. And so I had a friend, slash client call me frantically talking about how our 401k is losing value. And she's been on her job 33 years, and she wants to take as much out of her 401k as possible, and use it to put a down payment on a house. And therefore, in that way, she'll be able to get her payment to what she can afford. Because normally, this would be an FHA borrower three and a half percent down,you know, but with these prices with these rates, we need to figure out a way to somehow come in with more than three and a half percent in order to hit that affordability that we're talking about. And so the way that she's going to do it, is to buy a house, you know, a 300,003 50 house and put 150, down out of her retirement, so she only has a $200,000 mortgage. So, you know, this type of creative solution, I mean, it's out there, but a lot of people, they don't want to risk that retirement, they're,you know, they're not comfortable with that. But in this instance, people are watching their retirement accounts lose value. And, you know, who knows what's going to be going on by the time you're actually ready to retire. And so a lot of people feel like the risk is worth it to go ahead and take the money and run and at least you know, that you have a house to live in, in your retirement, and maybe you're going to be getting less of a pension, but maybe that, you know, will equal out in the long run as you secure your financial future through housing. So maybe they bought a property with it, you know, I think maybe people, I mean, there are lenders who definitely still want to do loans out there, even though the guidelines are tightening, even though credit is bit crunched, you know, they're, they, they don't want to go out of business, either. They want to find borrowers to get them into these loans. So I'm seeing my wholesale lenders coming up with new products, home equity lines of credit that they never offered. I mean, those were out of style for years after the subprime market crash and everything. So a lot of, you know, new products, there's just a lot of different solutions coming up the pipeline. And as we, I mean, we have to try to proceed as though it's not going to be complete doom and gloom and then prepare for the worst in the back of our minds, you know,I don't think that the solution is to just crawl in a hole and wait for the apocalypse. No, you got to keep fighting every single day. You got to be a badass. Yeah, you got it. You got to keep on going. I mean, that's what this business is. It's not always easy. You know, it's not and neither is any business neither. And you guys, aren't you guys aren't salespeople, we're business owners, ultimately brokers jobs and to put money in your pockets yours. So you know, you have to go out there and win the business. And sometimes that's going to be going after distressed market buying data realizing 60 to 90 day lates. History, knowing where distressed is that starting to network with a lot of divorce attorneys probate,foreclosure defense, there's a lot of strategic relationships you could get in. But look, every single thing that we've talked about today focused on problem solving those, what I want you to get out of the show, is focused on being the world's best problem solver. And you won't have a client problem, because people will be coming to you to solve theirs. So don't overthink this business be the real estate problem solver. She's the real estate detective, you're gonna be very high in demand. And regardless, you still gonna have a business at the end of the day. So adjust with what is out there, you listen to what we're saying, adjust the business people still move, okay? People have babies, people still die, that means people still move. So as long as that happens, and people are having babies and people are dying, which last I checked happens every day, there are still gonna be people moving. But who is moving is what we're saying is probably going to change the people who are stuck in their homes at that 2% rate, well, they're not going to be as likely to move anytime soon. Then the ones who are just, you know, missed their first mortgage payment,or just lost their job, or missed their first car payment, or have high credit card debt. Those are where a lot of the investors are concentrating their times, I can tell you, that's what we concentrated our lead generation efforts at. And it's just, that's where I believe the opportunity is gonna be if you're gonna chase trends, if you want transactions in the next coming months.Focus on the problems. It'll be there any closing thoughts? You have Stephanie?Um, well, I like to always remind people that if you're the smartest one in your friend group, it's time to go out and get some new friends. So it's really nice as we go along, that everyone loves to listen to us and hear our words of wisdom and everything. But if you want to learn and grow, and come up with new ideas, you really have to go out and find people that are smarter than you to hang out with. So, you know, join some networking groups, find some new smart friends, and they will make you smarter, and more of a badass. Absolutely, what if they want to follow you, website or anything you want to give them? I'm Stephanie boy.com. And I'm on all the usual places, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, or those usual places figured out tick tock yet, but I hear tick tock is where you could go wild and get, get people come to your website and all of your other social media, so I haven't gotten into it yet, either. Justnot anymore. I have a couple of videos, but I just have it. I'm gonna say I'm too tired. But try to figure it out. So look for me on tick tock in the future. Thanks, folks. Thank you for coming. And thank you for listening on an episode of the real estate marketing dude, podcast. Folks, visit our site, visit our software, check it out. It's called referral suite.com That's referral suite W S W. E E t.com. Visited if you'd like to mark your database stay in front of it. We make referral marketing, very freakin simple and content creation. Very simple. All you got to do is give me a couple hours a month and you will be everywhere all of the time. Thanks again for coming on the show. And thanks for listening. Make sure you subscribe, follow us on our channels. And we'll see you guys next week. Bye. Bye. Awesome. Good times. Thank you for watching another episode of the real estate marketing dude podcast. 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The Lion Within Us Chris Grainger pt 2 As believers, we have been taught about the “Lion of the Tribe of Judah.” We know, from reading our Bibles and from Sunday School and from sermons, that this is referring to Jesus. And that is the Truth. Amen! We are also familiar with the fact that, for born again believers, we have Christ IN US – the Hope of Glory! Amen! Well, if we have Jesus IN US…that means HE is with us everywhere we go, correct? No matter the situation, good or bad – HE is with us. HE is in us! And, if you truly believe that, then that means the “Lion of the Tribe of Judah” IS WITHIN YOU at all times! Praise God! Amen! That means, when all hell is mounting an attack against you; when you are confused as to what needs to be done; when Satan in mounting an attack against you; if you are becoming fearful or anything like that – stop and allow the LION that is within you to ROAR! Praise God! Amen! Don't shout me down when I'm preaching good! Praise God…. My guest today has a great ministry called, “The Lion Within Us!” Chris Grainger has created on online community that is here to help me find that “Lion Within Us” and let it out! Amen! Chris has a podcast by the same name that helps to bring Biblical insight to real world scenarios. He is a speaker and has multiple resources all designed to teach you how to let “The Lion Within YOU” – to get out! Praise God! This is part two of a great, two part interview! Health: “Mind and Body” - Becoming aware of what we consume (mind and body Wealth: “Career and Finances” – Becoming a better steward Self: “Husband and Dads” - Bless, lead and pray with your wife and family. By focusing on these character traits, what can someone expect as an end result? I know you do this online… is there any type of in person training you do? Like for a conference or men's retreat? Anything like that? This is for men only or do you have a program for women as well? Let's talk for a moment about your podcast. I noticed you have over 200 episodes! Praise God! That is an accomplishment. How long have you been podcasting? Chris, this has been so interesting. If someone wanted to reach out to you and receive more information, or maybe ask a question or even do an interview such as this, how can they do that? How can someone get in touch with you? I'll put links to all this in the show notes below. Folks, this community that Chris Grainger has put together is so needful in such a time as this. In case you have not noticed, men are under attack. Manhood is under attack. Christianity is under attack. Amen! You can see the cultural decline into immorality growing deeper almost every single night on the evening news. Chris Grainger has put together this great community to help you to take a Biblical stand against these things. When you are attacked because of your Biblical stand, you won't run off and cower in fear anymore. Let the “Lion Within” you ROAR! Let the Lion of the Tribe of Judah that is within you help you to stand your ground
For decades, finance has been dictated by straight, cis-gendered, white males. The need for something radically different is what pushed Regina and Angela, founders of Women's Personal Finance, to begin their online community for women and non-binary identifying folks. WPF originated from female friendship and has grown into a force of personal finance education, encouragement, and inclusion. WPF has been featured in The New York Times and Forbes and won the 2021 Plutus Award for Best Financial Content for Women. In this episode, you'll learn more about: The power of female friendship + close-knit community during isolating experiences or environmental barriers Why Women's Personal Finance focuses on a group of people instead of a personality or person Centering women and non-binary folks in the personal finance conversation How divorce or separation is an act of bravery + more MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE: Meet the Women of the Financial Independence Movement PrepperFi PAST EPISODES YOU'LL ENJOY: EP. 2 DECONSTRUCTING MONEY SHAME, NAVIGATING MENTAL HEALTH & FINANCES, AND 3 REASONS DAVE RAMSEY SUCKS WITH LEXA VANDAMME EP. 151 WEATHERING THE STORM TOGETHER EP. 147 LOSING FRIENDS DURING YOUR DEBT-FREE JOURNEY ASSUL RESOURCES: 1:1 Coaching With Sami: Apply today YouTube: Subscribe for free Instagram: Follow me on the ‘gram Facebook: Follow me on Facebook The Sunny Sqad: Join the VIP Facebook Group GUEST BIO: The story of how WPF began dates back to 2018, when Angela wrote the blog post ‘Meet the Women of the Financial Independence Movement‘. That post kicked off the beginning of a real place where women could connect and talk about money and all other things important to them and soon after the post was published, Angela created the Women's Personal Finance Facebook community. Later that year, Regina wrote a guest post on Angela's blog about her newly coined term PrepperFi. Angela and Regina cemented their friendship over the course of Regina's son developing cancer and entering into treatment. Sometimes, great things come out of hardships. The Facebook community has now grown to over 70k members and is known to be one of the best, most supportive places on the internet. With WPF's expanded community and mission supporters, they offer a premium community, WPF Insiders, articles about money written by other women, access to money experts, resources about all things finances, a super neat swag shop, and more. GUEST SOCIAL MEDIA + LINKS: Instagram Twitter Facebook YouTube Woven WPF Insiders Website SHOW INFORMATION: A Sunny Side Up Life Podcast is a show for women who are ready to live an abundant life full of freedom + positivity. Sami Womack, nationally recognized money expert and finance coach guides listeners toward breaking free from survival mode, gaining financial freedom, staying motivated, and focusing on what matters most. Learn more at: https://www.asunnysideuplife.com HOST BIO: Sami Womack is the brains behind A Sunny Side Up Life. Her weekly podcast has been downloaded over 250,000 times, and her story has been featured on YNAB, Debt.com, The Purpose Show with Allie Casazza, and The His & Her Money Show. When she's not downing caramel coffee or homeschooling her daughters, she's creating content, collaborating with finance/minimalist organizations, and inspiring women all over the world to live an intentional life. She began this journey with her high school sweetheart, Daniel, and a debt price tag of $490,000. They both took control of their family's finances by downsizing, budgeting, and changing habits. From this experience, A Sunny Side Up Life was born. Today, Sami owns this business helping women get through dark times and experience the life-altering magic of intentional living. DISCLAIMER(S): This show may contain affiliate links or links from our advertisers where I earn a commission or direct payment. Opinions are the creators alone. Information shared on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only and should not be considered as professional advice. CREDITS: Podcast production: Weir Digital Marketing Research: Sami Womack + Vee Weir Editing: Joseph Bogumill
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The Lion Within Us Chris Grainger pt 1 As believers, we have been taught about the “Lion of the Tribe of Judah.” We know, from reading our Bibles and from Sunday School and from sermons, that this is referring to Jesus. And that is the Truth. Amen! We are also familiar with the fact that, for born again believers, we have Christ IN US – the Hope of Glory! Amen! Well, if we have Jesus IN US…that means HE is with us everywhere we go, correct? No matter the situation, good or bad – HE is with us. HE is in us! And, if you truly believe that, then that means the “Lion of the Tribe of Judah” IS WITHIN YOU at all times! Praise God! Amen! That means, when all hell is mounting an attack against you; when you are confused as to what needs to be done; when Satan in mounting an attack against you; if you are becoming fearful or anything like that – stop and allow the LION that is within you to ROAR! Praise God! Amen! Don't shout me down when I'm preaching good! Praise God…. That stuff just gets my juices going! Amen! I need to stop before this turns into a sermon! Praise God! My guest today has a great ministry called, “The Lion Within Us!” Chris Grainger has created on online community that is here to help me find that “Lion Within Us” and let it out! Amen! Chris has a podcast by the same name that helps to bring Biblical insight to real world scenarios. He is a speaker and has multiple resources all designed to teach you how to let “The Lion Within YOU” – to get out! Praise God! Help me welcome to the program, Chris Grainger! Chris, it is such a blessing to have you on the program, brother! First question, other than that brief information I just shared, can you tell us in your own words, “Who is Chris Grainger?” You focus on teaching men on developing, basically, three areas of the character. Can you share those three areas with us and a little bit about each one and why developing these character traits are important? Health: “Mind and Body” - Becoming aware of what we consume (mind and body) Wealth: “Career and Finances” – Becoming a better steward Self: “Husband and Dads” - Bless, lead and pray with your wife and family. Folks, this community that Chris Grainger has put together is so needful in such a time as this. In case you have not noticed, men are under attack. Manhood is under attack. Christianity is under attack. Amen! Drop down into the show notes and reach out to Chris. Click the links below. Check out his website. He has some free offers there and a lot of great information. Be sure to listen and subscribe to his podcast as well. It's really great and the guests he has on are amazing! CONTACT INFORMATION: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://thelionwithin.us/ Podcast: https://thelionwithin.us/podcast/
Finding Your Way Through Therapy
In this episode, my former supervisor Sarah Cloud comes on and discusses her relationship with me, how we worked together, but more importantly, the change that needs to occur in the substance use world so that we can discuss treatment in a different way, navigating the ressources effectively, the stigma that the medical world can also impose on substance use, as well as partnering in the community. We also discuss her Bulldog Running Club, exercise, and her writing career. Sarah A. Cloud, MBA, MSW, LICSW, received a Master of Social Work from Boston College School of Social Work in 1996 and Master of Business Administration from Isenberg School of Management in 2018. During her career, Sarah has been recognized for her leadership through awards for improving access to treatment for Latino & Brazilian communities, suicide prevention for elders, opioid epidemic and community justice. She has specialized in the development of innovative programs, healthcare integration and interagency partnerships, and has lectured on those topics at national conferences. Sarah serves as a Board Member for the Boston Bulldog Running Club, a wellness community for people in recovery, affected by addiction and treatment providers; and PCO Hope, drop in centers providing a safe gateway to substance use information, resources, support and hope for individuals and their loved ones; Sarah has been the Director of Social Work at Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth since 2015 and published author of children books on grief and loss related to the opioid epidemic.Sarah's book can be purchased here.The Boston Bulldogs Running Club can be found here.YouTube Channel For The PodcastCoaching Program
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On today's episode, we discuss how Meta was able to snap its negative ad revenue growth streak, how Reels is helping Instagram grow time spent on the platform, and what Meta's metaverse plans are at this point. "In Other News," we talk about what Americans actually want in a social media platform and whether BeReal's new "Bonus" feature can help keep its momentum going. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Debra Aho Williamson. Reports mentioned in this episode: https://content-na1.emarketer.com/social-video-usage-and-ad-engagement Follow us on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/behindthenumbers_podcast/ For sponsorship opportunities contact us: email@example.com For more information visit: https://www.insiderintelligence.com/contact/advertise/ Have questions or just want to say hi? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org For a transcript of this episode click here: https://content-na1.emarketer.com/podcast-daily-has-meta-turned-things-around-what-folks-want-social-media-platform-bonus-bereal?_gl=1*1hlxbze*_ga*MTc1OTI2OTQ5LjE2NzEwNzIyNDA.*_ga_XXYLHB9SXG*MTY4MzY0NDc0MS43My4xLjE2ODM2NDQ5MjYuMC4wLjA. © 2023 Insider Intelligence InMobi is a leading provider of content, monetization, and marketing technologies that help fuel growth for industries around the world. The company's end-to-end advertising software platform, connected content and commerce experiences activate audiences, drive real connections, and diversify revenue for businesses globally. With deep expertise and unique reach in mobile, InMobi is a trusted and transparent technology partner for marketers, content creators and businesses of all kinds.
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Today I'm joined by Esker, a long-standing software brand that is on a mission to build a foundation that promotes positive-sum growth, increased productivity, improved employee engagement, and greater trust between organizations. Esker is a global cloud platform built to unlock strategic value for finance and customer service professionals and strengthen collaboration between companies by automating the cash conversion cycle. By developing AI-driven technologies and automating the order-to-cash and procure-to-pay cycles, Esker frees up finance and customer service professionals from time-consuming tasks, helps them be more efficient, and enables them to develop new skills. Today Daniel Reeve, US Director of Sales and Business Development at Esker, joins me to chat all about the company and what they do; the power of positive-sum growth; bringing people and technology together in harmony; and why not all cloud platforms are created equal. IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS: [07.02] An introduction to Esker – who they are, what they do and how they help their customers. “Folks are turning to us when they're trying to free up their staff to be rockstars!” [08.17] Esker's mission, what sets them apart from the competition and why they're ‘more than just another cloud platform.' “We've often been seen as best-of-breed… but, increasingly, companies are realizing “wow, you guys are best of suite”… Companies are looking to put technology in place that leverages and enhances their ERP and improves the experience for the customers, suppliers and staff.” [10.47] Esker's commitment to ‘positive-sum growth,' and what that means for brands, their employees, customers, suppliers – and for the planet. “The concept is 'how do I put technology in, that brings efficiency and automation within my enterprise, without making it painful for my customers and suppliers?'” [15.14] Why digital transformation projects are often unsuccessful, and Esker's refreshing approach to providing close and ongoing customer support and training. “Technology promises great outcomes, great efficiencies, great savings, great visibility – but there's work involved to make that happen.” [16.53] A closer look at Esker's Procure-To-Pay solution, named in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant report for P2P suites. [19.29] Esker's Order-to-Cash solution, and how their technology facilitates collaboration and optimization to bring people and processes together and enhance customer experience. [26.54] What integration looks like with Esker. [29.24] Why Esker's range of technology includes robotic process automation, AI and mobile functionality, but also supports traditional tech like fax and Excel; and the importance of finding the balance between helping to drive innovation and digitization in the industry, and meeting customers where they are. “Quite often, when you put technology in, there's a dip… I don't think people are resistant to technology just because they're resistant. A lot of the time, they're so busy and everything is so pressured… you need to hold their hand and guide them and make it super easy for them to adapt that technology.” [31.36] The ideal client for Esker. “If folks care about a user experience and a workflow that's easy... they will often choose Esker over others.” [36.04] A case study detailing how Esker's technology helped a key client to reduce order entry time from 10 minutes to 10 seconds, which allowed them to free up their people to better serve customers and ultimately achieve high levels of growth. [39.04] The future for Esker. Guest Bio: Dan Reeve is a Sales Director, approaching 22 years with Esker. Dan works to help companies free up front-line troops to be finance and customer service rockstars through the application of machine learning and AI. Dan was fortunate to serve 10 years as a Combat Engineer in the British Army, then was attached to the Wisconsin Army National Guard. He traveled the world, served alongside Americans and many others, and learned everyone has a good idea, every Army unit thinks they are better, and what can you learn and apply so that you are indeed better prepared and more professional next time. RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED: Head over to Esker's website now to find out more and discover how they could help you too. You can also connect with Esker and keep up to date with the latest over on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or YouTube, or you can connect with Dan on LinkedIn. If you enjoyed this episode, why not listen to 257: Creating Supply Chain Stability with Dual Sourcing and S&OP or read The Three Biggest Challenges For Procurement – And What To Do About Them. Check out our other podcasts HERE.
Business has changed and it's scary. What do you do in a downturn market? You go back to the basics, because there is still a lot of money to be made now.Three Things You'll Learn in This EpisodeThe basics of marketing in this economy.What you're doing wrong right now.Why this market is so scary, but doesn't have to be.ResourceCheck Out The Locker RoomReal Estate Marketing DudeThe Listing Advocate (Earn more listings!)REMD on YouTubeREMD on InstagramTranscript:So how do you track new business? You constantly don't have to chase it. Hi, I'm Mike Cuevas to real estate marketing. And this podcast is all about building a strong personal brand people have come to know, like trust and most importantly, refer. But remember, it is not their job to remember what you do for a living. It's your job to remind them. Let's get startedwhat is up ladies and gentlemen, welcome another episode of the real estate marketing dude, podcast, folks, we are gonna get back to some basics today.People are wondering what the hell do I do? What should I do in business isn't the same as it was 18 months ago, we don't know what the hell's going on anymore. And people are like, freaking out. Chill, dude, these are the best brand building opportunities to take share and territory than ever. But I understand it's very scary for a lot of people right now. Because reality is most of you have never seen a shift. None of you guys have seen a down market to the tune of about 85% of you. And if you've never seen a down market, you're probably shitting your pants right now and rightfully so. So what we're gonna be chatting about today is what do you do in a down market, this will be my second and a half one, I believe in my career. And we're gonna give you guys some very, very basic advice. But it is basic. And unfortunately, what we're chatting about today is you got to go back to the basics. One of the gurus I followed when I first started my career, I think, as Craig forte, who said, You must be brilliant at the basics. You got to be brilliant at the basics. And I think that's correct, but if not, whoever it is, thanks.I still think about that. And it's absolutely true. The big teams out there right now and there's a lot of you guys are listening to this, you're getting your ass kicked right now that $20,000 of ad spend, you've been spending monthly? Well, the ROI isn't converting the same way it is because when there is a market shift, what you can't control are consumer habits. And that's exactly why today's episode is gonna be going back to the fucking basics. So without further ado, we have Mr. Jake Dixon on the show today, Jake runs the locker room, which is a coaching company, a really kick ass coach, coaching company, very bottom of the line guy and he's dealing with this in all markets across the country, because they have students everywhere. And I think what you're going to get today is a lot of insight on what you should be doing right now. So quit freaking out, grab your pen. Stop running on your treadmill and listen to what Jake says Jake, how you doing, dude? Doing great, Mike. Glad to be here, man. Let's rock and roll. Thanks for coming on the show here. Why don't you tell everyone a little bit about yourself? Jake's a dude.I'd say why don't you Tom, how'd you get your why you guys have so many coaching students? Why should ever listen to you? Well, you guys been doing? Yeah, I'm gonna dudes. Dude. I'm a coach dude with the marketing dude, what a great combo here. So yeah, my quick background is I played college and professional baseball. Hence inspiration for come coming up with the locker room, a lot of symbolism, a lot of sports analogies, some of which I'm sure I'm gonna drop on you and your audience today. But we specialize in working with broker owners team leads, as well as the agents who we feel are underserved I lovingly refer to as the blue ocean, which are any agents launching their careers, their dual career, they're selling fewer than 24 homes per year. That's right Blue Ocean Strategy book. And that is that's our bread and butter. There's plenty of coaching options out there for the mega mega superstar agents and producing agents. And we can serve you as well. But our messaging and our specialization is really birthed the newer, lesser producing crowd that wants to level up. I remember when I first got into real estate, I was doing a keg stand. And then a week later walking down Michigan Avenue wearing a suit and I'm like what the fuck just happened. And I joined a company that was called home touch. They're out of business since but we had a kiosk and water tower mall right next to Fannie Mae chocolates. And if you've ever been to water tower mall, it's a tourist trap. And there's a lot of people now you might not be able to walk through there without getting mugged. But that's a different story.And I sold my first four, six houses right off the floor. And it was we'd have listings, sitting there, right? And listings would just be sitting there. And then people would stop and be like, Oh, what's that worth just certain note the same concept as a window shopping when you walk past the real estate office in a place you've never been to before you always say hey, what does that house going for here? Right? So it was very easy to have these conversations and I was only 22. But instantly I knew the name of the game was having conversations because of that. Right? And that's so basic, and the gurus will tell us so you're one more note away from your next Yes, the way I look at content creation brand and all that as your own more view away from your next referral and our client because 10 to 15% of the people that see your shit, they're moving and 100% of them have referral for you guys. So my version of going back to basics is always go back to the basics if not everyone you know that knows of that you'd invite to your wedding or funeral with an unlimited budget doesn't know the fact that you're in real estate. That's what I mean. Go back to the basics. Now. How hard is it? I've never understood this real estate. I can't get business I can't get business. How hard is it just inlet the with Facebook IIemail, social media just know the let the people 100 to 200 people that you would say hello to in the grocery store. How hard is it to remind them? You're in real estate? This isn't rocket science.No, you're exactly right. And that's why we say here our motto at lockerroom is real estate's a contact sport, it's time to get your jersey 30. Some of you are going home every day without a speck of dirt to be shown for on that jersey. And so, to emphasize the point you're making there, you're absolutely right, right. We have something a concept here something crunchy, maybe called the five to 25 challenge. All we've done is repackage something that otherwise becomes numb and unsexy and made it sexy again, because I can beat you over the head, like every other person about lead generation and making your contacts. But we just repurposed it, calling it the five to 25 challenge. So math majors out there. Here's what that is. It's five contacts a day for five days a week, over, let's say, 50 weeks out of the year. Anybody can do that. I don't care if you're launching your new business, your dual career are you the busiest superstar mega producer out there, you can have five intentional conversations every day, no excuses. So that's 1250 Real Estate conversations over the course of the year. And I've been tracking this religiously now for seven years. And again, keep in mind my audience, but I see consistently a 2% conversion rate meaning for every 50 people I talk to, it will yield me one new piece of business. So what's 1250 Real Estate conversations times 2%? Right? You guessed it 2525 sales in a year puts you now in the top three to 5% of producers according to Nar put that on your fridge, you know? And yeah, what am I gonna talk about? I can't just call people to say, What am I gonna say, Jake? Well, that's a problem. Mike, you know this as well, as I do is I work with so many agents who say, Well, I've already talked to everybody I know. And I call bullshit because what you actually have done is you cherry, pick your database, show me your your phone contacts, and then show me all the friends and people you have on your social media. You mean to tell me you talk to every single person, highly unlikely what you've actually done is just cherry pick your database, because you're so busy on or worried about what am I supposed to say? So it's not a contact issue. It's a skill set issue, which is scripts and dialogues and having the confidence to go speak with people. I hear that all the time people like, especially with content creation, like Dude, I'm not gonna send that video. On Facebook. Everyone already knows I'm in real estate. I'm like, Oh, really? How many deals did you last year, because I break down the math for and here you guys can break down the math, if you're sitting at home too. And how many deals you do last year, they'll say 12 how many friends you have on Facebook 1000? Well, out of those 1000 Friends 100 250 of them fucking moved. But all 1000 of them had a referral for you that you failed to get. And you're telling me you only did 12 transactions over the course of your lifetime. 80% of the people who moved us the first person they met.What are you talking about? The numbers don't add up, right? That's basics. That's basics. It's being everybody's looking for the shiny object get rich, quick pill. And the reality is, last time I checked, unless you want a robot or artificial intelligence mechanism to replace you. We just got to get back to the basics, which is what this is all about. I equate this to a former life when I used to give young kids baseball lessons, right? Again, I have a significant background in sports like, and so I would teach a 12 year old for example, the same way I taught that kid how to grip a bat or hold that baseball properly,is literally the same thing those guys on TV are doing earning millions of dollars a year. They're the best at what they do. Okay, so So the bottom line is this. If it's true in baseball, I've got to be I've got to be led to believe it's true in the sport called Real Estate that the fundamentals don't change, the fundamentals stay the same, right? It's just that the game speeds up. So instead of that kid throwing 55 miles an hour in Little League, now they're throwing 95 miles an hour in the major leagues. But guess what, the grip and the how they hold the bat is the same. So agents the same way you close 12 homes per year is the exact same thing it takes you to close 112 homes per per year, you just need to master the fundamentals. And then notice that the game speeds up but the game and the fundamentals don't change themselves.I gotta take a quick interruption here. Just to show how on brand Jake is and he doesn't catch us if you're not watching us on video. He's got a locker, like a gym locker behind him. And when we're talking about brand and all of this stuff not to interrupt as Carson has had to bring this up is that he's living it like he's not scared to do it. The way he's talking. He's using like all these analogies and I guarantee you that that's has a ton to do and people I feel like I get you dude, you know, but he's not not being himself at the same time. So when people are like, Hey, I don't know what to talk about. When I have these conversations. It's like what do you mean you don't know what to talk about? What do you an introvert. Like you just call someone up and say what's up? I would call up like my frat bros and be like, hey,What's up, dude? What are you doing? And you just say, I've been talking to you I'm in the car, like realtors are in the car for like two hours a day, dude. Like just I would just call people up, like what's going on bro? And then eventually, during that conversation, you're like, so How's work going?And then they're like, Oh, how's it going with you? I just sold the house. Oh, yeah, it's just that constant reiteration. And you never know. And then you're right. Like, what you'll find is like 10% of people, most people don't know they're moving yet to guys this year. Like, you gotta admit it. Some of these some of these people in here relate in yourrelationships and your your database are going to be getting pregnant, they didn't mean to. Right, some of them are going to be like getting sick or losing their jobs, bucks, none of them are going to sell their damn companies, and they're going to want to upgrade, right? So it's just you don't know where it is. But what happens is that when somebody wants to freakin move, 80% of them hire the first person they meet with. And nobody wants to talk about real estate all day long, until they're in the market ready to buy or sell. But that doesn't mean you can't be talking100% Man, I'm doing a class coming up. And it's called CRMs, but not what you think. And of course, I just like to have fun with people and mess with them. But so CRM is an acronym, because I get asked all the time, what's it going to take to make it through this market or, you know, survive, and whatever. So I put in an acronym CRM. So it's consistency. Number one, consistency. Number two is relationships. Number three is market knowledge. And number four, the s, of course, is skill set. If you master those things, and implement those things now, or whatever the cyclical industry is doing, you're gonna be just fine. And that's kind of what we're talking about getting back to the back to the basis, it's not necessarily the shiny technology object. Mice version of CRMs is consistency relationships, understanding the market knowledge and skill set development. Yep, go there. I think that, like, if we're, what we're really going here is like you're working on a business, you're working on your brand is what it comes down to. It's not chasing a bunch of leads, guys, like that's gonna burn you out, especially in a market like this. You know, like, I'm gonna assume that. I mean, we're about to see two more bank failures coming up. fads retarded, and they they're raising interest rates, and they're causing these bank failures that gets the writing's on the wall.And I don't know, I don't know what's gonna happen. But there's an opportunity there, right? No one's talking about that right now on social. So like, what kind of conversations can you have on a brand? Well, I'm just gonna talk about current events.You know what I mean? Like that, there's so many ways you can go out and do it. But the other thing you want to think about in times like these is that so many people are very quiet right now. And that's why you want to be very loud. And in a shift, that's where the opportunity is, you could take territory and territory doesn't have to be physical territories attention, guys. And the more attention you have, the more territory you're gonna get, and more people know you are then the more conversations you have, like we're talking about. And it's nice when you have these conversations, and you do them with content or you reach out one on one, whatever it is. You're building a brand at the same time. It doesn't happen overnight. Jake wasn't an all star pitchers first round were you Jake. I mean, I'd like to think I was maybe in my head, but hell no, it took a lot of work alot of reps. No, I love what you're saying there because it's it goes back to being human. We are human beings and stop making it weird. Like, dude, sometimes the word lead generator prospect freaks people out. I don't know, I'm just a small town, dude, from the sticks of Illinois. To me, it's going out and making friends and having real conversations. Congratulations, you lead generated because in a normal conversation, which means it's back and forth. If you ask somebody enough questions, they're bound to ask you back something like how are you or how's your business? That's when the real estate Gods open up the clouds and it's your chance not to blow it. And because you can subtly input something about real estate, like you said, here's another little little trick on words, one of our coaches, which I thought was genius, recently was targeting this the subject of like, well, what am I supposed to say, you know, I can't just call him when I need something and beat him over the head with who do you know, look at a buy, sell, invest in real estate. That's the worst. I hate that. Don't do that. Please, just stop doing that. Don't do that. That's like saying, Who wants to sleep with me today? Right.It's a booty call.So so check it out, though. So she said we need to start need generating and stop worrying about lead generating need and Edie if I call somebody say how are you? What can I do for you, especially in that post COVID era, all that other stuff will take care of itself? Start position yourself of being a person of value in a connector and asking how can I help? What do you need from me? And the rest of the stuff will take care of itself. So maybe some of you need to start need generating and quit worrying so much about lead generating. I love that. I got an email today from one of our clients. She's a mortgage broker, and I think she's the last mortgage broker I've left as a video client.Because you guys all quit, because you're scared. And what happens is, is that she's crushing it. She actually reached out this morning and she's like, Hey, I have a real estate agent. And her and her husband also own a bakery, and I want to add value to her. So I'd love to feature her on like a business type interview and mend that relationship. I'm like, That's an excellent idea.Because she's swimming upstream guys, like, you know, she's thinking in the future she's cultivating and every other lender in her market are dying, and they're sitting underneath the desk shaking,scared and not doing anything, just worrying about what's gonna happen tomorrow. But she's being proactive, and she's taking territory. This is what I mean by that. And it's super super. It's not rocket science. It's grassroots, you know, and you're right. So you can do it from the numbers game with the database, or the five to 25 challenge. But again, to your point, just there, you know, I'm a strong advocate of forming your top 50 MVPs. I don't care if you're a brand new agent and a new market or whatever. But who are your MVP is those raving fans, those core advocates, and some of them are probably most of them are in the form of other people within the real estate industry, insurance agents, carpet cleaners, pest control companies, general contractors, on and on and on. If I have coffee or lunch with one of them a week for 50 weeks, you can't tell me that 50% of them probably are going to refer you a piece of business this year. That's 25 sales right there. Yep. Now make it a symbiotic two way relationship. It's not all of what's in it for me. But hopefully your listeners are, you know, get what I'm saying here. You approach it the right way. But you got 50 People like that in your back pocket, and even half of them deliver for you every year with one referral. Jackpot. Yep. Sobesides reaching out cultivating relationships, what else can we be doing?Why personally, I'm a big proponent of this, we need to be focusing on ourselves, how are you growing yourself? How are you protecting that thing upstairs in your brain or in your head called your brain? And so I'm a big proponent of personal growth. And that's why people are listening to your podcast. I have to assume Mike because they dig your content and it helps snap them out of the funk. Who you're surrounding yourself with what conferences what what things are you feeding yourself because right now, that sucker upstairs is very delicate, and there's so much fear so much noise that we can buy into and become a victim of or we can drown out the noise rise above it and be that agent who's standing there stronger than ever before, whenever the economy or whatever rebounds, because I suspect you feel the same way. I don't give a shit who's in the White House. I don't care what the stock market's doing today. I'm in control of things more than a lot of people care to admit, you know, and if we just stop paying attention to the crap and take control, we'll be just fine. Yeah, you got to surround yourself you're actually having an event coming up soon. I believe in Orlando. Why don't you tell them about that really quick? Yeah, go into events, get your ass out of the you got sometimes just gotta step outside your comfort zone guys. I always came back from events, implementing at least one thing, but more importantly, I got reengaged and reactivated because I was so burnt out. So I'd get the hell out of town go to an event. And then I come back and all sudden, I'm like a new man. What are you having? Yeah, as in you're right. I mean, there's tons of events going on. People are craving connection out getting out from behind these computers and zoom screens all over again. So yes, and everybody's gonna roll their eyes when I say this, but it's in Orlando in August. Oh my gosh, it's so hot. Get over it. We'll be inside. Okay, so August 10 11th. And 12 is our event in Orlando, it's called the TLR breakthrough event. You can go to TLR nation.com/breakthrough event to get all the details. We have two days for agents and two days. For broker owners and or leader leaders in general, it's going to be amazing. So yeah, we're looking forward to it. We've got about 125 spots for agents, 125 spots for brokers. We'd like to keep them small and intimate. And our events are very different from the majority, because they're very heavy on the workshop and collaboration. You're not going to just leave with pages of notes, you're going to leave with things done ready to implement when you get home. Yet, take action.Folks, what I would be doing right now is learning how to use your damn phones and creating a whole lot of content. People are like, Oh, I can't create content. Yes, you can you have three options. One, you learn how to do it and you start doing a bunch of short form stuff. And videos, too. You hire somebody to do it for you. But that just depends if you have the budget, and then threeyou do a little bit of both. There's no shortage of it. But like for those you that are short on budget, then learn the time put the time into what else you do and don't have any clients. So what else are you going to be doing right now?Um, if you have if you're too busy then you have money because otherwise you wouldn't be busy so then reinvest that money could be in such a cheapass like, you have to focus on putting it into the business you guys, you can't be quiet right now I would I think created I saw create a lot of noise I saw an awesome probably the best ad video I've ever seen was Ryan car 32nd or 62nd real best ad I've ever seen on social at least for real estate agent targeting real estate agents. And he basically just said the same shit. Like he's like, dude, like, these markets are great double down on your brand. I never bought a lead in my life like the television show doesn't hurt. But same thing. You know what I mean? It's he's, he's on point is it's true. It's just a giant popularity contest. Yeah, you're right. I mean, we have a whole section on our event from Jeff fitzer. Some people might know Jeff, who listened to this and he's going to talk about marketing and videos specifically at our event. And it reminds me what you're just saying of Gary Vee, or depending on who you follow. There's all different opinions on this. But he says stop worrying about creating and start documenting. Right and so my buddy Josh down in Jacksonville, Florida, was notorious. He has 1000s of videos on his YouTube channel, mega mega agent 65% of his business comes legit from YouTube. And to make a long story short, one of his most popular most watched videos of all time, check this out now was he got a nasty letter from his HOA? Basically saying, dude, you got all these nasty hard water stains on your mailbox, it looks like shit, you need to you need to do something you need to paint your mailbox. So he could have just painted in mail his mailbox. But what he thought to do is repurpose that as an opportunity to talk to his neighbors, that where he lives works and plays, right? And so he flips his video camera around on his phone and says, Hey, what's up neighbors. It's your local favorite, you know, realtor, Josh here, blah, blah, blah, look, I'm getting ready to paint my mailbox, I got this letter. Here's a couple tips on how to go about painting your mailbox. So it looks like a million bucks. Like he was going to do it anyways. But it was just that I'm amongst the people. I'm a man of the community. And oh, by the way, I'm a real estate agent. You know, it was just beautiful. He's got so much business on video like that. Crazy. That has nothing to do with real estate. Like it's no, it's so we had a guy that started. He's just doing a that's a good tip. If you guys doing short form content, you have to upload it as a real please don't upload it as a regular video. So we had this guy and he was we're doing all of his editing work. And you know, he stopped talking about real estate, you start doing barbecue reviews. And in all of his videos, he's always wearing like a hat that says like, I'm a realtor or shirts that say I love real estate or something like that. So he doesn't have to say it. So he's just branding, the fact that he's in real estate, but it's very guy Ferraris. He's going around and just doing restaurant interviews. And all he's doing is eating. Right. And he's just he just he's a total dude, he looks like it. He started uploading them as reals. I mean, it shipped blew up like he's got like, every real now is like 3000 views, 4000 views, 10,000 views. And now he's become known as like this barbecue guy. On the flip side, we have an attorney I started doing content for and she's a bankruptcy attorney. And she's like, well, what can I do to stand a little bit different? She's like, 75 years old. And I'm like, what do you do on the weekends.And I found out that she knits picture that 75 year old who knits a My Great. Well, all I want you to do on video is just start, I want you to be knitting a ball of yarn. While you're telling me about bankruptcy. It's very simple. No one's gonna care what you talk about, but they remember how you said it. So it's very simple to build attention right now, you guys, you don't have to overthink this stuff. But you have to start doing it. Because right now, there's a lack of people doing it. A lot of your competition is scared. And when you just take the earnest and start doing it, you're gonna get the noticed. That's what a shift is. Yes, it won't pay off right now. Probably take 3678 months, but I could guarantee you in 12 months from now, a year from now, you'll come back and you'd be like, Holy fuck, I was so glad I started creating that content. That's awesome, man. I've never heard anyone who hasn't like I have not heard anyone who have it. The only time it doesn't work is if people don't like you. That's nothing I can help you with. You're in the wrong damn business.So reminds me like I don't know if you follow like Dave Portnoy or somebody who just does pizza reviews. Oh, yeah. Love. You know, all the do does is pizza review.Best pizza review was in the South Loop. I live in the city, Chicago, and he's doing a pizza review at eighth and state and it's a pizza place I've been to many times, and there's a cardigan stolen right behind him with a cop just sitting there waiting. And it's the best pizza review ever. And he's just eaten a pizza testing. And he's just like, dude, that car just gets stolen.Right in the middle of the city, but that was one of the it wasn't just a pizza show. Like that's why I'm talking about I remember that. But now I'd also remember he's the pizza guy. So like, you guys, be you. That's the point though. Like the end of the day. What are we doing here? I would argue or submit at least it's to win the mindshare battle. If I can win their mind. Look, I don't have to remind them every day.Some day or every conversation what I do if I'm doing my job effectively, they'll know. But what are we going to talk about between now and then seven years or nine years from now when they have an actual real estate need to buy or sell? We better find something else to talk about and stay top of mind with each other. So whether it's pizza or barbecue or knitting or whatever, take something you naturally enjoy. Create some video content like you're saying with it, and you stay top of mind amongst the people. Yep.Not that hard, guys. You just got to do it. Folks, we appreciate you listen to this episode. Why don't we Jake, tell them again about that event. I might be going there. might check it out. Love to have you. So yeah, man. It's Orlando, the TLR breakthrough event August 10. Through the 12th you'll find your dates accordingly on whether your agent days or the broker days, just simply go to TLR nation.com/breakthrough event we'd love to have you cool, Folks, we appreciate you listening to Episode The real estate marketing dude podcast. Folks, if you need help building your content, I want you to visit our new software we just released it's called referral suite referral suite.com That suite s wet like the blue popsicle.com and visit it if you're having trouble staying in front of the people that matter most that are responsible for the vast majority of your business. Give me one to two hours a month and I'll make sure they all know who the fuck you are. 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Is Anyone Listening Tom Donnan pt 1 We are back today with our good friend, Tom Donnan. Every time Tom comes on, we talk about end time events as compared to current events. We see the correlations. We see them happening, live, right in front of our eyes. But, is anyone listening? That's the million dollar question today! This is part two of an amazing two part interview! Just last week, OPEC unexpectedly announced massive oil production cuts over 1 million barrels per day. They, basically thumbing their nose at Joe Biden's efforts to have them produce more oil. Have you seen or heard anything about that? OPEC+ to cut oil production by one million barrels per day All of this leads us back to the question we started with, “Is anyone listening?” It seems as if nobody really cares, one way or another, UNTIL they are the ones being impacted. When THEY are the ones feeling the pain…then and usually, only then, do they begin to care. Do you see this, too? You mention gold and silver, but what happens when the government outlaws the individual possession of gold or silver? They did that a long time ago here, I can't remember exactly when, but Congress can pass that law quickly, if they want to. The government is now considering transitioning from physical dollar currency to forcing everyone to use crypto currency. We have to turn in all gold and silver; our money in the mattress is useless… What do we do then? Tom, there is a great, huge divide in this country right now. It used to be left versus right, Republican versus Democrat, conservatives versus liberals. But it now goes a lot deeper than that. It seems like both sides of the aisle in politics have depraved minds. They don't want to get along. They don't want to stand for what's right. They only are fighting over power. Power to control the lives of the people they are supposed to represent. They are fighting over who is going to control the population of the United States. Control. That's what it is all about. But this is not just about politics. This goes much deeper than that. This is the Spiritual deception we've been warning about. The depravity is being initiated by Satan and his forces right now. The main problem is, people are falling for the trick. Instead of fighting this as a fight of faith, they are trying to fight it as political fight, where, in actuality, both sides are fighting against the same thing – FAITH. One side may be more depraved than the other, but neither side is on the side of FAITH. How do you see this? Tom, this has all be fascinating, as once again, you get us to thinking on some things that are clearly told us about in the Bible – but we now see happening all around us. If someone wanted to get in touch with you, to ask a question or maybe do an interview such as this, how can they do that? How can someone get in touch with you? Folks, as usual, Tom Donnan has brought us face to face with some things that should not be happening, but are. Some things we should have been praying against, but did not. Some things that WE should have spiritual authority over, but have not walked it out by Faith. It's time for us to repent, personally and collectively. Individually and as a nation. Tom, if someone listening today has had the realization that they need Jesus in their...
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