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ArmaniTalks Podcast
Spotting Biases in Others

ArmaniTalks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 5:06


It's difficult to spot who to learn from and who to flat-out avoid. The reason why is because much more people are more biased than it seems. In this episode, I give a spooky mindset shift which may seem off-putting at first. I call this the guilty till proven innocent mindset. Ironically, this mindset will make you more aware and astute about who you learn from. If you want more practical social skills tips, be sure to check out the ArmaniTalks free daily newsletter:

I Have ADHD Podcast
Let Go Of The Past So You Can Have A Better Future

I Have ADHD Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 59:10


Raise your hand if you still beat yourself up for things you did DECADES ago. Most ADHDers shame themselves relentlessly, and on today's episode I am going to teach you how to let go of your past mistakes. Ironically, holding onto the past is one of the best ways to REPEAT the past (ever feel like you make the same mistakes over and over??). In order to move into a different future, you've got to unshackle yourself from the past, and that's what this episode is all about! Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more information.Hang out with me on Instagram here!

The Leadership Hacker Podcast
Because I Can with Timothy Bradshaw

The Leadership Hacker Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 43:59


Timothy Bradshaw is former British Army Intelligence Officer and graduate of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. His work as a Covert Human Intelligence Officer and Target Acquisition Patrol Soldier saw him recruit and run foreign agents worldwide and influence the outcome of extremely sensitive and dangerous situations. Recently, he's been running aid missions to the Ukraine. He's a keynote speaker and author of the book, “Because I Can”. This is packed full of leadership lessons including: Leaders need to make decisions under pressure, how different was that in the military and what can we learn from that. The secret sauce to resilience and overcoming challenges. Why wanting to quit is normal and how can we overcome that. Why is the military approach to leadership is a good blueprint for business.   Join our Tribe at https://leadership-hacker.com   Music: " Upbeat Party " by Scott Holmes courtesy of the Free Music Archive FMA   Transcript: Thanks to Jermaine Pinto at JRP Transcribing for being our Partner. Contact Jermaine via LinkedIn or via his site JRP Transcribing Services   Find out more about Tim below: Tim on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothy-bradshaw/ Tim's Books: Because I Can Tim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TimBecauseICan Tim on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timothy.bradshaw/ Tim's Website: https://www.timothybradshaw.net   Full Transcript Below ----more----   Steve Rush: Some call me Steve, dad, husband, or friend. Others might call me boss, coach or mentor. Today you can call me The Leadership Hacker.   Thanks for listening in. I really appreciate it. My job as the leadership hacker is to hack into the minds, experiences, habits and learning of great leaders, C-Suite executives, authors and development experts so that I can assist you developing your understanding and awareness of leadership. I am Steve Rush, and I am your host today. I am the author of Leadership Cake. I am a transformation consultant and leadership coach. I cannot wait to start sharing all things leadership with you   Our special guest on today's show is Tim Bradshaw. He's a foreign British Army Intelligence Officer and recruited and run foreign agents worldwide as a Human Intelligent Officer. He's also the author of a great book, Because I can, but before we get a chance to speak with Tim, it's The Leadership Hacker News. The Leadership Hacker News Steve Rush: Leadership is about us everywhere. And I wanted to dive in to find some funny, and innovative ways of us, bringing some of those leadership lessons to life. So, if ever you've watched a movie Star Wars or any of the Star Wars Trilogy, you'll find loads of leadership lessons packed within there. Yoda is one of my favorites. He has this great saying that said. Do or not do, there is no try. And I'm often using that lighthearted analogy with any of my coaching conversations, but a long time ago in a galaxy far away, the leadership lessons were created amongst this epic series of films. So, here's a few, it's been proven that being born with talent is not enough. As we all know, Luke Skywalker is born with a natural talent to be a Jedi. Yet when, we watch the movies. We know that was not a given. He had to work hard at that. We watched Luke come to grips with putting himself in challenging situations and homing in on that force. And there are traits of good leadership, but true leadership takes place, self-reflection and mentoring, which we also saw through their relationship with Yoda. Adaptability is also a key leadership lesson throughout the Star Wars movies, all of those Star Wars movies demonstrate that life does not always go to plan. And if you are rigid in your plans are stuck in your ways, you're not going to win. From Han Solo, adapting, a broken hyper drive by hiding by the rubbish shoot instead of a surprise alliance along the way. If you're able to adapt and think quickly, you're able to lead a team through any surprises. We know it's okay to ask for help as leaders. Sometimes you can't get yourself out of a situation without calling on someone else. When Princess Leia was in a bind, she'd always know the right people to call and ask for help without hesitation. Some good leaders need other good leaders to advise them on their journey. And the one thing that is really true across all of the movies that chasing power is the path to the dark side. Leaders undeniably have power and authority, but leadership is much more than that. Once you begin to be at attracted to power and to chase power, you are heading to the dark side. Good leadership is all about sharing power and authority and creating more leaders. It's about people with good ideas and evolving those good ideas so that everyone becomes more powerful. So, the next time you hear yourself saying, I'll try, just think you've been Yoda. Do or don't do, there is no try. Let's get into the show. Start of Podcast Steve Rush: Timothy Bradshaw, is a special guest on today's show. He's a former British Army Intelligence Officer and graduate of the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst. His work as a Covert Human Intelligent Officer and Target Acquisition Patrol Soldier saw him recruit and run foreign agents worldwide and influence the outcome of extremely sensitive and dangerous situations. Recently Tim's been running missions to Ukraine, delivering really, really important aid. He's a keynote speaker and he's also the author of the book, Because I can. Tim, welcome to the show. Timothy Bradshaw: Thanks Steve. Thanks very much for having me on. Steve Rush: Really looking forward to getting into the diverse world of Timothy Bradshaw. And remember from the first time that you met and how you described what you did in the army and in your work as an Intelligence Officer, I think I might have called you the James Bond [laugh] at the time. Timothy Bradshaw: I mean, that's very flattering and unfortunately every time somebody says that I caught so much flack off all of my friends, but. Steve Rush: [Laugh]. Timothy Bradshaw: I'll take it Steve. I've definitely been called worse things. Steve Rush: I think your response to me at the time, Tim, if I remember rightly was, and you might have had the work of James Bond, but you certainly didn't have the dinner suits and the expense account. Timothy Bradshaw: No, absolutely not. And I'm still waiting for the Aston Martin as well. Steve Rush: That's it, yeah. So, tell us a little bit about you Tim, your early backstory and give that listens a little bit of a spin through to how you've arrived to do what you do. Timothy Bradshaw: It's not that exciting, Steve really, which I think is almost kind of the point. You know, we talk about resilience and all this sort of stuff and actually I haven't done anything that essentially anybody else couldn't have done if they wanted to. I did my A-levels. I finished school. I kind of looked at university alongside everybody else and realized that I was doing that really, because that was kind of what everybody else did. Not really what my sort of passion was, and maybe there's a bit of a theme there that'll continue. So, I was offered a place to go to the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. I literally just turned 18 in the October and went in the January. So was really very young. I quite often laugh when we talk about leadership. My first ever job out of school was sort of leading 37 soldiers aged 19, by the time I got to that point. And frankly probably wasn't very good at it. Who's very good at their first ever job out of school, but I had a lot of training, and a lot of backups. So, made the best I could really. I've kind of never really done anything else. So very much experienced based career, I guess. And I did that and that was the kind of the mid-nineties. And I went out to Germany. Ironically, it's really funny looking back now, I say funny, slightly tongue in cheek, but obviously we were very much kind of the end of the sort of cold war doctrine and everything we were looking at was very much basically about the Russian Army coming across the Eastern German planes which with what's going on now, obviously out in Ukraine, seems a little bit surreal, to be honest. Steve Rush: Yeah. Timothy Bradshaw: But anyway, and I sort of did that for a bit and it was bit of a lull really, an activity, certainly for the sort of regular army at the time. And then I pursued a career in training after I served out my commission and subsequently once sort of Iraq and Afghanistan kicked off, I looked to go back to the military. I felt as though I had kind of unfinished business and hadn't finished serving yet. I've always had quite a strong desire to serve rightly or wrongly. So, I decided to go back and a friend of mine had said to me, oh, you should look at, you know, look at reserves and I said, crikey you're joking. You know, to me, the TA sort of, as was, was dad's army. And, you know, that's absolutely not the case anymore. So, I went through a patrol selection course, which is a particularly arduous sort of running over the Hills, big ruck sacks, small teams, very much becoming self-reliant, self-sufficient, relying on your teammates in small groups as a buildup, really to go towards Afghanistan. And then I kind of thought to myself, well, if I'm going to do this, I want to do something that perhaps my interim years as a civilian brings something to the party rather than putting me behind the curve. So Human Intelligence is, is exactly that, it's about building relationships and influence. And actually, you know, we always sort of joke, but if you having to use the cars as the guns, you've kind of got it wrong, essentially. It's absolutely about building relationships and influencing people. So, bit of a sucker for punishment, really, I put myself through yet another grueling selection process. Steve Rush: [laugh]. Timothy Bradshaw: Its theme isn't it, really. And we did that. I passed a course and then what ensued was a fascinating few years working with some truly inspirational people on all sides of the divide, really. Some of those obviously worked for essentially terrorist organizations. Some of those were people that absolutely keen to help their communities. But the theme was always the same. It was always about relationships and influence. And I was doing some keynote speaking the other day and I sort of laughed and somebody ask, how could you sum it up? And I was trying to think of a sort of corporate analogy. And I said, well, imagine trying to lead or influence somebody that not only do they not work for you, but in fact they work for your biggest competitor. And that was about the best I could come up with really. Obviously trying to persuade somebody who has very strong views of their own that actually there might be a different way or a better path and to give you, essentially feed you in intelligence. So yeah, so that's what we did. Did that for a few years, which was truly fascinating. Couple of tour Afghanistan. I did point out to somebody recently whose head went down a little bit talking about lockdown. And I think I calculated that I have actually spent more time in Afghanistan than I have in lockdown. Steve Rush: Wow, yeah. Timothy Bradshaw: And I don't actually know if that's a good thing or a bad thing, to be honest with you, but it is a fact. And then I think having left the military. Again, I have a very low boredom threshold Steve, which I think is, probably the theme. But actually, for me, I've always been quite a big advocate of mental health. I've always struggled a little bit with sort of depression and anxiety. It's not a good thing or a bad thing. It's just the way my brain works really. And you know, it's a bit like a bank account in some of the respects. You take out, so therefore you have to pay back in. Anyway, we decided as a team must that we try and climb Mount Everest and shout from the highest point on earth that it was okay to ask for help. So, we did, we picked the wrong year. We did it in 2015, which those of you that into mountaineering or the region will know was when all the sort of major earthquakes hit. So, we found ourselves in the middle of one of the biggest natural disasters sorts of ever to happen, certainly in that region, really. So again, it kind of turned on its head our whole outlook on what was going on and certainly tested our resilience in a very different way to the one we perhaps spent two years planning and training to do. Which again, I think we talk about leadership aren't we Steve really. For me, that's one of the themes is, it's that ability to flex, adapt and overcome actually, rather than when it's all going perfectly. Steve Rush: Yeah. Timothy Bradshaw: And then, yeah, and then having done that, we've transitioned into doing this and we do all sorts of wacky stuff. And then we now run a company. And for me it's about, can I share my lessons as accurately as possible? We were joking, weren't we Steve, just before we went live that there's a lot of self-help stuff around, you know, and it's like, yeah, get a growth mindset, do this and do that. And you kind of think, yeah, I'll do that, how? Steve Rush: Yeah, exactly. Timothy Bradshaw: And that's really what the book was about. The book was a kind of user guide almost to dealing with some of these problems. So rather than a kind of conceptual you know, big yourself up and feel better, it was right, do this. When this happens, do this [laugh] and I guess that then led, I was sitting on the sofa, we were watching what's happening in Ukraine. And my now wife looked at me and said, you could probably do something to help that couldn't you. And I said, yes, I can. And she said, well, then you should. So, we put a team together and we've now delivered three quite successful aid missions. But I would think the point I'd like to make is, that we've built a network of people inside Ukraine. So, we've got live communications almost on a daily basis. So, we know exactly what people need and what challenges that they're facing. And we are taking that aid specifically and delivering it directly to the people that need it. So, we met, appreciate we're not going to share their names here, but we shared directly, we drove out to Kyiv, which is where we were last week. And we met with these groups, and we hand over exactly what they need. And fortunately, that's captured the imagination of a number of large corporate businesses that have really helped us out actually. Steve Rush: Right. Timothy Bradshaw: But I think that's because again, it's not faceless. Steve Rush: Yeah. Timothy Bradshaw: Steve, I think that comes back to our theme of kind of leadership and relationships, right? Steve Rush: Does Tim, yeah. And homage to you genuinely. One of the things I know about you Tim, is that you see danger very differently to other people that I've, you know, come into contact with specifically in the business world. You almost see this as an opportunity, it's alluring for you. And I just wondered to, I wanted to unpack a little bit about that with you, because it seems to me that you are almost attracted to that danger and ambiguity that comes with things like running an aid mission to Kiev. Timothy Bradshaw: I think, I'm not I'm necessarily attractive to it, but I certainly see opportunity in it. So, we often at the moment sort of voker is quite a big thing, right? Vulnerable, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous, and we can use all the analogies you want. But for me, there's always then opportunity because if everything is absolutely, you know, tickly, boom and perfect and jogging along then we often joke that's the point that you need effective management rather than necessarily an effective leadership. And I think if you look at sport as an example, you know, if you look at rugby in offense, you're trying to create a break in the back line, right. Or if you see a break in the back line, then there's the gap that you need to get through for your Canadian and American listeners, that's a real sport where you don't wear armor and helmet and stuff. Steve Rush: [Laugh], nothing like a little bit of counter finishing in the mix there. Timothy Bradshaw: [Laugh] But by understand that the theory is probably very much the same, you know, you are looking for that break in the back line, right, to go through the gap. And I think that the same is true. I'm sure it's true in ice hockey. But I think the same is true in business. If everything is the same, then you are unlikely to either improve or get a different result. And for me as an effective leader, really, you should be seeking out the change or the opportunity, but of course that's uncomfortable for people. So, if you can create a toolkit that enables you to initially deal, I guess, with like the biological reaction to change and stress and then see clearly and find the opportunity. So yes, I mean, Steve, I do see it as an opportunity, but that's because if something's changing, then maybe it's a chance to get in front, you know, if anyone watch the Formula 1 that was on at the weekend, the minute it rains, the teams down the back of the grid a little bit, see an opportunity, don't they? Steve Rush: Yeah Timothy Bradshaw: And it's the same theory. Steve Rush: Absolutely, yeah. So, in terms of your experience of diving into Ukraine recently, you talk about resilience in your work a lot. What have you noticed about the resilience of the people in some of those war tone areas you've met recently? Timothy Bradshaw: Oh, I mean, Steve. It's phenomenal. I was trying to describe this to somebody the other day. It's both harrowing and inspirational in the same breath. You know, you're talking to people, some people have lost their whole homes, their families and everything else, but then those same people have a look in their eye, and they are not taking a step backwards. They are refusing to take a backwards step. And that would be enough for me to want to support them regardless of any benefit to the UK or anybody else anyway. Because I just always think that level of courage should be at least supported if not rewarded. But again, you know, when we go into businesses and we talk about clear communication and perhaps more importantly, a unifying purpose, you know, a focus and outcome that we're trying to achieve, then that's the ultimate outcome isn't it, right? When somebody invade your country. Steve Rush: Yeah. Timothy Bradshaw: That defense of your home or your family. I mean, that has to be the kind of ultimate unifying purpose I would think. Steve Rush: And I suspect, and you'll know this more than most. In war tone situations, period, you find a deeper, more meaningful resilience than you'd ever have anticipated in the world of business. I mean, the things that we get stuck up and worried about and stressed about in our world of business, pale insignificance in those situations, don't they? Timothy Bradshaw: Well, there's no way-out Steve, which is what I think's interesting, okay. Steve Rush: Right. Timothy Bradshaw: So, I remember talking to somebody about special operations, special duties, special forces, selection processes, and the theme all over the world different, you know, every country has its own variance, but the theme is always one the same, it's adapted and overcome and adapt and overcome. But actually, if you talk to the selection teams, a lot of them will tell you that the biggest dropout rate is in fact, not on the course, is the day before because people get the jitters the day before they go, because they are anticipating what's coming. And they have an option. So, they don't turn up, they talk themselves out of it or believe it or not, the vast majority of people that go through all these processes, they don't get failed. They what's called VW, they voluntarily withdraw. In other words, they quit because they have an option to quit. Steve Rush: Right. Timothy Bradshaw: And I think when we work with businesses, there is always an option to quit. And I think when we, you know, implement something new, push ahead with a new process or a system or a change, whatever that might be, there's always the option to go back to where we were before or to opt out. And I think when the pressure comes on and when you get nervous that kind of opt out to your comfort zone becomes more alluring, right? Steve Rush: Right, yeah. Timothy Bradshaw: When somebody has invaded your country [laugh] and it's your home, you just don't have that option. So, you have to keep marching forwards almost at all costs. And that's why I think in these situations you see such, all inspiring levels of sort of courage and resilience because the option to sort of take the easier routes gone, is it's been removed. So, people dig really deep and they find whatever it is that's, you know, inside themselves. Steve Rush: I love the whole notion of there is no get out. There's no plan B philosophy. And that forms mindset that we talked a little bit about earlier. So, there's an example where you can't teach that, you have to experience it in order to shift and create the right set of mindsets. But I do wonder if we apply that level thinking, can that impact on our mindset, do you think? Timothy Bradshaw: Yeah, because I think once you've done it once or twice and you've proven to yourself, you can, which is for me where the sort of, title for the book came, Because I Can. Then what happens is, you kind of build confidence and it's almost like any new skill you pick up, you know, whether that's a sport or learning to drive or whatever. You go, oh, I can do that. And then you do it just once and you go, I can. And I always say to people, not enough people debrief the wins, you know, we're very quick to debrief the losses, but the problem is, we still don't know what good looks like. Whereas actually I mean, you know, I've been a ski instructor and stuff like that in the past. It's a passion of mine. And if you're teaching something to ski and they get it right, and you go, wow, that was amazing. Do that again, that was excellent. They can repeat it. And they have the confidence and the courage almost to repeat it, if that makes sense. And I think that's super, super important. And then you can start to instill that mindset in somebody. So, we have this expression that if you can reward the behaviors that you want to see again, that is ultimately how you change a mindset. And I think certainly professional services businesses at the moment, we have this impression that performance is this kind of perfect thing all the time. And somebody does something 95% correct but we jump on the 5% that they got wrong, and you know, we call them out on it. And then we're surprised when that person doesn't come back to us for more feedback. Steve Rush: Yeah, so what was the inspiration for the book, Tim? Timothy Bradshaw: I think it was an idea I had in my head for ages. I'm certainly not academic in any way, shape, or form. For me, it was probably the furthest I've ever been outside of my comfort zone, to be honest. So, I kind of started it and therefore had to finish it. And I just wanted to have a little bit of a user guide for people. You know, you do seminars and you do keynote speaking and you kind of hand out notes and PDFs and it's all bit old hat, isn't it? So, I just sort of let's do something a bit different. So, a lot stuff I talk about is in the book, but in terms of, don't do that, do this type of a way. So, I guess a bit sort of, I don't know, user guide, that was the idea Steve Rush: And the whole notion of because I can, is that self-talk almost to say that anything is possible, right? Timothy Bradshaw: Yeah, absolutely. The whole thing, because I think sometimes you just have to remind myself, I can do this. I can do this. You know, I've been through various selection processes. We've talked about before, down various big mountains and on a number of occasions, I've found myself having to remind myself like, you've got this, you can do this. And I think it's also, it's about finding ways to do something, finding ways to make something happen. You know, we were talking in the past about leadership and taking decisions under pressure. And how does the military impact on that? And I don't think that the military necessarily guarantees somebody becomes a good leader. But it does guarantee that you become a kind of a good decision maker. Steve Rush: Yeah. Timothy Bradshaw: But the one thing that is really interesting when you work with the military is there is never any question that we are going to do anything other than achieve the task, if that makes sense. Steve Rush: Yeah, it does. Timothy Bradshaw: So, the whole theme is focused on achieving the aim. And that's probably the biggest takeout and and that's a theme that runs through the book is, this is what we're going to do. So how do we make it happen? Accepting we're perhaps going to change course a couple of times and you know, it might evolve a little bit, that's okay. But fundamentally, how do we make it happen? Steve Rush: I'm pretty sure it was you in the past Tim, actually, that taught me that in the military, the first thing you get to learn as a leader is, you have to make a decision. Timothy Bradshaw: Yeah, that's right. Steve Rush: Tell me a little bit about that because I think that's a really interesting frame of mind that, you know, when you are still in a relatively young leadership position or indeed you're running a global organization, is that making the decision is key, right? Timothy Bradshaw: So, yeah, I think it wobbles. It's really funny. It's a great analogy, right. We've all done it. Imagine you are driving your car and you approach a big roundabout. And I live quite near the A9, the key roundabout, which is, anybody's ever been here near Scotland will know, because they'll have sat there for 40 minutes trying and get across it. And you approach a roundabout and the person in front of you kind of half goes then stops then goes to go, then stops. Steve Rush: [Laugh], yeah. Timothy Bradshaw: And chaos in ensues, right? Because you kind of go then stop. And then you hit the brakes, believe or not. It's the most common cause of accident, people hitting the back of each other and what's caused all that chaos is indecision. Now, if that person was either waiting for a huge gap, it's frustrating, but you can see what they're going to do, so you work with it. If that person, I swore then, says, I'm going for it anyway, drops a gear and goes for it. Scary as that might be, you can see what they're doing, and you can react to it. It's the indecision in the middle that causes the problem. And certainly, my experience at Sandhurst was, you don't fail Sandhurst to making a wrong decision. If you make a wrong decision, you learn from it, you evolve, but it's the indecision, it's making no decision that will make you fail. Because when you have sort of this sort of wobbly indecisive, that's when the wheels come off, that's when morale drops. That's when the good ideas club get together, that's when people start going off and doing their own thing in opposite directions. And me certainly, one of the biggest things I've learned across everything that I've done is, in high pressure situations, particularly when you're working with educated people is, you can need to provide reassurance and then direction. And that direction is where, you know, the decision-making is, part of giving that direction because you then get forward momentum. And to me, if you can gain forward momentum, then actually, everyone starts to move in that same direction together. And sometimes it'll be quicker than others, but essentially it does work. Steve Rush: Yeah, now you'd have been faced with a bunch of challenges throughout your careers. And I say careers because they've kind of, whilst it is still one career, there's been number of different facets to what you do. What's been your secret source to overcoming those challenges and turning it into a positive outcome? Timothy Bradshaw: I think sometimes firstly, understanding it kind of all things must pass, you know, at various situations throughout my life, I've, made mistakes, I've been impetuous, I've done stuff. And I think, oh, why did I do that? And you think the world's kind of ending around you, but as you get older, you kind of realize that actually, okay, it's mistake. It's going to be okay. And these things have a tendency to write themselves somehow and you come out the other side of it. So, I think, you know, accepting that you're going to make mistakes and get it wrong, take whatever lessons you can out of it. It is super important. I think at the moment, particularly we're quite vulnerable to people having huge opinions about things that they know very little about. And I think that's largely down to the ability for kind of social media, for people to kind of take a swing at you, if you like, actually without, you know, people you've never even met [laugh] essentially, and I think that can be quite damaging. So, I think accept the fact that you're going to make mistakes, focus on the bits you can control which is, which is your own performance and the way you react to staff and take feedback from the people you trust. But don't worry too much about the kind of naysayers or the people almost. I think we sometimes come across people, and I think it's a bit of a UK disease at the moment where we almost want people to fail and I think I find that a bit strange, but you see it quite a lot. Steve Rush: You do, yeah. Where do you think that comes from? Timothy Bradshaw: I don't know really. I honestly, for me, it's a bit of a complete anathema that is really, I don't really understand it, but whether that's a kind of jealousy thing or whether that's just, I think it's very easy. I can't recite the whole poem off the top of my head, but it's Roosevelt's poem, isn't it? Where he says, it's the man in the fight. You know, don't chastise those that try and fail. And I think sometimes people just, when we're outside of comfort zone or perhaps people are attempting something that somebody else hasn't wanted to try, they almost don't want them to succeed. I personally find that a bit strange, but yeah. Try to override it and get past it. Steve Rush: Yeah, I think business is becoming more receptive to failure in the old world of what failure might have been and most businesses that I certainly work with and know of, recognize that it's part of success, making those steps and pivoting to something else. Timothy Bradshaw: Yeah, no, Steve, I actually agree with you and actually if you want to push the boundaries, if you want to learn a new trick, so to speak, you're going to get it wrong a couple of times first, right. But if you want to adapt to overcome, and if you want to grow process, then by definition, you've got to develop and change. And if you're going to develop and change, you're going to do stuff differently. And sometimes that's not going to go quite to plan, I think, sort of accepting that and then also creating a structure within a business so that when that happens, we are supportive of each other. Yeah, we have this expression, covering each other's blind spots. Steve Rush: Yeah. Timothy Bradshaw: You know, so actually we are supporting each other rather than kind of going, oh my goodness me, look at that. Steve made a right mess of that. You know, we should be thinking to ourselves, actually it was brilliant that Steve had to go at that and actually that bit were quite successful. So, if we take those two bits out, support Steve, make sure he's okay. And then let's build on those two elements that work really well. To me, that's much healthier. Steve Rush: Super, now you mentioned a little earlier on you'd suffered with depression and anxiety in the past. Are you comfortable? Let's go there Tim. Timothy Bradshaw: Yeah, I don't mind at all Steve. I think it's important that we do talk about it. Steve Rush: Thank you. So, I know that this is a driving force for you now and you use it as a force of good to push you into other activities. But I wondered if you might just share with our listers a little bit about the journey you've been on and what some of your coping strategies are? Timothy Bradshaw: Yeah, I mean, for me, it's interesting, right. So, my brain works at speed, as you already know, rightly or wrongly, and I have an ability to latch onto something to focus on that, to not necessarily see some of the boundaries that perhaps other people see and to therefore drive towards achieving that. And that enables me to think very laterally, to get to a location that we need to get to. But that same way my head works if you like comes with a price and the price is that occasionally I then latch the things that I don't need to latch to, or I overthink people's reactions or I overthink the way people come back to me, which then causes me to go into a, we call it, like a negative spiral, sort of catastrophic thinking spiral which is not uncommon with other people. And I face people. I don't suffer from it. I live with it. I don't particularly want curing if that is a thing. Because I am me and the bits of that that make it very challenging. And my wife's amazing at helping me also made me really good at other stuff. So, to me, you kind of can't have one without the other. Steve Rush: Yeah. Timothy Bradshaw: But what I've tried to do, in 2018, we did a year of challenges, which was another terrible idea. And we essentially did an endurance challenge a month, every month for a year. We did like a half iron man triathlon. We climbed the Matterhorn amongst other things. I cycled L'Étape du Tour, which is a terrible idea for any people, in your audience that are mammals, middle-aged men in Lyra and who have push bikes worth more than their cars that they perhaps haven't told their other halves about. You know, it's the ultimate challenge. You get to cycle the mountain stages like Tour de France. And I was definitely not ready for it and not prepared for it. And it put me to a really dark place. But one of the reasons that we did all these challenges was almost a bit of an experiment on me for me to try and work out, you know, how'd you get through these things and how'd, you cope with it and kind of consciously deal with it. And I think for me, it's about momentum. So, the first thing, we have this expression, it's in the book actually, called fear, false expectation appearing real, and any bits ever suffered with a bit pressure anxiety, one often leads to the other will find the clouds kind of roll in and you start to think, oh, this is going to happen and that's going to happen. And Steve's thinking this off me, and if Steve's thinking that of me, then this is going to happen and now that's going to happen. But the reality of that is, although that feels quite real to me at the time, the reality is actually not real. It's a perception of what's going on around you. So, what you have to do or what works for me, I've never tell any what they have to do. What's worked for me is, focus on what's real. So almost list the facts. And our company strap line is intelligence, not information. So, list out the facts. This is what's real. This is what I know. And what you'll find is, I find is, that starts to then sort of push the clouds back because now I'm dealing with the reality of a situation, not my perception of a situation. And once that started to happen, you start to gain a little bit of traction. And then I have this other expression, which is, remember for your big goal. You know, why did I get out of bed this morning, essentially. Ignore the dangerous middle ground and get there by taking small steps. So, in other words, using the tour as an example, two mountains in terms of two of the four we had to cycle up. I was, you know, flat out, done, finished, couldn't do it. But I reminded myself, I was doing it for mental health charities. So therefore, I wasn't going to let them down. That was my big picture. Steve Rush: Yeah. Timothy Bradshaw: On mountain two, if I tried to think about mountain three or mountain four, I would've talked myself out of it, if that makes sense. So actually, what I did was then focus on the next aid station, the next peak, the immediate target in front of me, and we call it micro goal setting. And at one point I could have told you how many lampposts [laugh] were up the final street to the final climb because I was literally going one lamppost at a time. Steve Rush: Yeah. Timothy Bradshaw: But it's quite a good analogy. So, when that starts to happen, you set yourself a micro goal. So, it's like, okay, can I get this done? Yes, I can. Can I get to the next one of these? Yes, I can. And then gradually that builds momentum. And it sort of starts to take you forward. And I hope that, you know, I hope anybody listening, if that helps just one person, it's not easy. But for me, that's made quite a big difference. And the more times I do it, I now go into a little bit of a routine, and I can find myself start to deal with that Steve Rush: Amazing insights. Love it. Thank you for sharing that, Tim. I really appreciate it. So, this is where we get to turn the tables a little bit now. So, you've been a army officer, you've led businesses. You now run a really successful consultancy business. So, I want to tap into that leadership mind of yours. So, I'm going to first off, start by asking you to choose and pick amongst all of the lessons that you've collected on your journey and narrow those down to your top three. What would be your top three leadership hacks? Timothy Bradshaw: Have a toolkit, not a process. Everyone loves a process, right. Everyone, except me. Processes are designed to make sure you get the wing mirror on the car, in the right place at the right time on a production line. They don't work with people. And I'll argue that with everybody all day, so build a toolkit of skills and experiences and in the same way that if you had a problem at home, you'd go to the toolkit and go select the right tool for the right job, rather than blindly following a process, think to yourself, which tool is going to work, you know, for the job that I'm trying to. So, my first one would be, have a toolkit, not a process. Steve Rush: Nice. Timothy Bradshaw: The second one as a leader will be, pull not push. Somebody once said to me, always try and be a warrior, not a mercenary [laugh] so, and by that, what I mean is, empathy is an interesting concept, but try and put yourself in the shoes of the people that you are trying to lead and ask yourself, what is it they want out of life? What is it they want to achieve? And you know, the motto Sandhurst is, served to lead. So, in other words, the leader serves the team, not the other way around. And I think at the moment we have a tendency to go, well, I've made it, I'm the partner, I'm the CEO and whatever. The millions will now run around after me and doing my bidding. Whereas actually, if you can create a pool so that you have a company full of warriors, rather than mercenaries, that are working for a check, then to me, you will achieve far more. And certainly, when crazy stuff happens, like the pandemic or whatever else, that team of warriors are much more likely to rally round and find a way out, rather than sort of simply take the paycheck out, if that makes sense. Steve Rush: Love it. Timothy Bradshaw: And then I think my final one would be of the three would just be simply sort of, don't stop and keep reevaluating all of the time, keep reevaluating the situation. I'm a massive believer in John Boyd. The new Top Gun film is out, right. So, I'm about say it's brilliant. I was very skeptical, but no, it was brilliant. Steve Rush: Yeah, I'm with you. Timothy Bradshaw: But a lot of people don't realize is that the actual place, fightertown in Miramar came about because a guy called John Boyd who's a Colonel in the American Air Force came up with OODA loop thinking which is, observe, orientate, decide and act, and it goes round in a loop. So, in other words, what happens is, you gather intelligence, you interpret that intelligence, you take a decision, you carry out that action, like your life depends upon it. But then what you do is, you instantly start to observe the reaction if you like that you've carried out and is it working and adjust accordingly? And what that does is it means, rather than having this kind of linear decision-making process where the outcome is, be all an end all. In fact, any decision is simply part of this kind of ever rotating process, where you're constantly adjusting the course. And the best analogy I can think of is sailing. You know, you don't kind of set the course sail for 10 days and hope for the best, then check the compass again. You know, you're constantly checking the compass and constantly adjusting the course. And for me that would be it. Steve Rush: Great lesson. Timothy Bradshaw: So, that you're always adjusting. Steve Rush: Yeah, I love that. I love that last one as well, because the world isn't as linear as people think it is, people are not as linear. Processes and organizations are changing intraday. And having that ability to be fleet of foot is, is really powerful, isn't it? Timothy Bradshaw: Yeah, totally agree Steve, absolutely. And we're proving that more and more, you know, we kind think coronavirus, and thought, that's done. And then the Ukrainian thing happened and there will be another one, you know, when this is sorted, there will be another one. Steve Rush: Yeah, exactly. So next part of the show, Tim, we call it Hack to Attack. So, this is typically where something hasn't worked out as you'd intended, it might be something that's gone quite wrong, but you've actually taken that as an experience. And it's now positive in your life and work. What would be your Hack to Attack? Timothy Bradshaw: I think you've got to; you've got to seek out the positive outcomes from anything you can find to take the lessons out of it. And I think, you know, using an analogy and I guess this is not everybody can use it, but we can use the lessons that come out of. It was, we spent two years trying to pull off the Everest expedition and we got it all sorted. And we got to the mountain, and we thought, wow, this is it. We're going to do it. You know, we all joke sort, you know, book, deal and TV show. And then, when all the earthquakes happened and everything else happened around you, I think the first thing that happened is you kind of feel quite sorry for yourself. And you think that this is outrageous. I put all this time and money and effort, and now this has all gone wrong. And then you suddenly realize that the people around you have lost their homes and their families. So, whilst you can't help the way you feel, it puts it into context, and I think you have to accept that. And at the time, I kind of walked away feeling like a little bit like of a failure really. Even though they were situations so far out of my control, you know, it's not even fathomable to think you could have controlled that situation. But actually, now we use that experience to help school kids. So, we've spoken to over seven and a half thousand school kids about what it's like when it doesn't quite go to plan about how you adapt and overcome and about how you refocus and how you keep working the problem regardless of what's going on around you. So, in fact, that very negative situation, what was that 2015? So, the best part of 10 years later. Now is providing a very positive input and outcome to schools as to how to overcome the challenge that they faced over the last couple of years. So, I think, like I said, to take out the positive lessons, you know, wherever you can. Steve Rush: Yeah, definitely. And that was an extreme example of where learning happens, but sometimes the evaluation of the learning is sometimes afterwards, right? Timothy Bradshaw: Mm Steve Rush: Mm. Timothy Bradshaw: Absolutely, yeah. Steve Rush: So last part of the show, Tim, we get to do some time travel with you. You can bump into Tim at 21, probably just finishing or midway through Sandhurst. I suspect at the time, what would your advice to him be? Timothy Bradshaw: I think [laugh] when we take decision making or when I teach critical decision making now, which I do a lot of with big corporate. The first thing we tell people is take a tactical pause, which is just take a deep breath for a minute. You know, when you in an airplane, there's a reason why they tell you to put your own oxygen mask on first. And I think it would be, take your time, you know, just pause for a minute and respect the experience of those people around you. And kind of let it happen a little bit, let it come to you rather than necessarily instantly try and force every situation. So just take a minute, take in what's happening to you and have faith that whatever is, you know, is going to come to you at some point, don't necessarily sort of instantly try and force it Steve Rush: Very wise words. Indeed. So, then Tim, what's next for you? Timothy Bradshaw: So, we are busy at the moment with keynote speaking and we are currently talking to companies about kind of mindset development programs. I think we are really passionate at the minute. I think there's a huge opportunity at the minute for businesses to really reevaluate how they lead, how they make decisions, how they motivate their workforces and make a change. And I think probably now more than ever, there's a window for people to seize that opportunity and go, we're going to take lessons out of this. The workforce is up for it, we're up for it. And let's see if we can make a difference. So, we're quite keen to kind of be a part of that wave. And then the next mission, we're planning our next trip to Ukraine. The boys and girls that we were talking to the other week have got a massive problem. They haven't got enough vehicles to bring casualties back from the front line to the hospitals. So, we are talking to a few people at the moment, we've set up a charity called the Sandstone Foundation, and we are working to try see if we can't get some four by old fours out to these guys to help them and bring back casualties. So that's the next project, I guess. Steve Rush: Awesome, brilliant news. And for those folks that listen to this, Tim, I'm pretty certain, they're going to want to know how they can get a copy of, Because I Can. Find out a little bit more about the work you do with Sandstone Communications. Where's the best place for us to send them? Timothy Bradshaw: Two things, really. The book is on Amazon. Just simply search either for me or for Because I Can or Waterstones, I think have it as well. And the best way to find out or get in touch is via LinkedIn. So, Timothy Bradshaw on LinkedIn and I would love to hear from anybody. I love learning. I love talking to people. And particularly as I said, if you've got a lot of listeners across, you know, further up field, America and Canada and all over. I'm always fascinated to hear how, what we think resonates elsewhere. So please, yeah. Drop me a line on LinkedIn and then I'll always do my best to respond. Steve Rush: We'll make sure those links are in our show notes as well, Tim, but I'm just delighted that we've managed to get you on our show. You're an incredibly inspirational guy. You've got such a lot of experience that we can learn from in lots of different parts of our lives and work. So, Tim, thanks for being part of our community on The Leadership Hacker Podcast. Timothy Bradshaw: No, thank you very much, Steve. Really enjoyed it. Steve Rush: Yeah, thanks Tim.   Closing   Steve Rush: I genuinely want to say heartfelt thanks for taking time out of your day to listen in too. We do this in the service of helping others and spreading the word of leadership. Without you listening in, there would be no show. So please subscribe now if you have not done so already. Share this podcast with your communities, network, and help us develop a community and a tribe of leadership hackers.   Finally, if you would like me to work with your senior team, your leadership community, keynote an event, or you would like to sponsor an episode. Please connect with us, by our social media. And you can do that by following and liking our pages on Twitter and Facebook our handler their @leadershiphacker. Instagram you can find us there @the_leadership_hacker and at YouTube, we are just Leadership Hacker, so that is me signing off. I am Steve Rush and I have been the Leadership Hacker.      

The Shift To Freedom
Surrendering Ourselves To the River Flow of Reality with Clayton Olson

The Shift To Freedom

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 35:16


Ironically, acceptance is one of the most resisted concepts when it comes to wrapping our minds around it. It's an idea that is hard to grasp without confusing it with something else like tolerance, resignation, or agreement. Today, I'm joined by Clayton Olson to talk about one of the 7 radical shifts we can make to change our world: radical acceptance. We delve into why it is so hard to connect with radical acceptance and embrace it in the present moment without feeling we are losing something. Together, we uncover the several meanings we tend to attribute to acceptance that doesn't necessarily describe what it is and how it can serve us. We pay attention to the language we use to describe acceptance and get in touch with how those words land within ourselves and make us feel. We also go through some practical and philosophical ways to embrace acceptance in the present moment and learn how to be friends with the things we want to change in ourselves and the world around us. In This Episode, You Will Learn:Some of the things acceptance is NOT (2:41)It's practice until it's not. What happens when we decide to embrace acceptance (3:53)About the language, we wrap around acceptance and how it makes us feel (9:06)For how long we can resist the river flow (12:36)What else do we resist when we try to fight reality (15:12)What is acceptance's essence (17:57)Practical and philosophical ways to embrace and connect with radical acceptance (25:29)How to be friends with the things we want to change (33:15)Resources:Clayton Olson Coaching websiteBook: James Clear - Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad OnesConnect with Clayton:LinkedInYouTube See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Imagination
S2E37 | John Paul Rice - Hollywood, Collective Consciousness, LOVE, & Prioritizing 'A Child's Voice'

The Imagination

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 161:51


This is going to be a very special episode you'll want to pay attention to from start to finish! Joining me today is former Hollywood movie producer, John Paul Rice, who went from being a renowned Hollywood producer who's helped bring to life many prolific blockbusters to being a Hollywood outcast almost overnight when a live video went viral a couple years ago where John authentically and heart-feltly exposed pedophilia and trafficking in the entertainment industry. Ever since, John has continued to speak out and began his own independent film company, No Restrictions Entertainment, where he has taken it upon himself to invert films back to having meaningful messages infused with love. For the context of the topics I cover on this podcast, I would highly recommend watching his renowned films “A Child's Voice” which shines a light on human trafficking and SRA as well as his most recent film, “Game Day” which is a humorous and inspirational film that details the layers of dysfunctional family dynamics over a game of football - something most if not all of us can relate to! 'A Child's Voice' has been streamed millions of times all over the world and was awakening people so fast to the horrors of human trafficking and SRA that even Amazon ripped it from their video library. Ironically - and something I've never talked about on here before - is John's role in my own creation of this podcast, “The Imagination”. I was changed forever after seeing his viral video with my own two eyes a couple years ago and was so inspired by his bravery that it was one of the key elements as to why I began speaking out myself and wanting to feature survivors and whistleblowers on my show. As fate would have it, I eventually connected with him on social media last year and am honored to now call him a dear friend. As John's work in film and speaking continue to evolve and grow and in my own conversations with him, I can say without hesitation that I believe him to be and have one of the most important voices of our time. While others are focused on division and hate, John speaks from a refreshing place of love and compassion and creating real life change.CONNECT WITH JPR: YouTube:  @NoRestrictionsEnt Website: No Restrictions Entertainment | FilmInstagram: John Paul Rice (@norestrictions) • Instagram photos and videosFacebook:(20+) John Paul Rice | FacebookTwitter: No Restrictions Studios (@NoRestrictions) / TwittersTelegram: @NoRestrictions with John Paul Rice – TelegramEDGAR BRAVO'S FILMS FREE ON TUBI: Edgar michael bravo | Search results | Watch Free TV Online | Tubi (tubitv.com)WATCH 'GAME DAY':Vimeo: Watch Game Day Online | Vimeo On Demand on VimeoAmazon Prime: Watch Game Day | Prime Video (amazon.com)WATCH 'A CHILD'S VOICE': Watch A Child's Voice (2018) - Free Movies | Tubi (tubitv.com)NOTABLE LINKS: Westworld Tribute Video: Dr. Robert Ford / A Westworld Tribute - YouTubeWestworld S4 Trailer: Westworld Season 4 | Official Trailer | HBO - YouTubeJohn Rappaport "Mind Control: Mind Control | Jon Rappoport - YouTub Support the show

Tales of a Well Established Lesbian
62 - Cunning Linguist

Tales of a Well Established Lesbian

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 40:13


Words are important to the Well Established Lesbian. It's words that have her moving out and moving on. But they're not just important to the WEL. Back in the Roller Derby universe she's forced to check her ugly attitude towards pronouns and where on earth that nonsense is coming from. It's another Championship weekend, full of awesomeness on track. There's an amazing opportunity on offer but one that means she'll have to watch what she says. Ironically this chapter contains plenty of colourful language. Don't forget to rate/review the show and if you want to help keep it ad-free, head over to ko-fi.com/wellestablishedlesbian to leave a tip, donate or become a subscriber.

Strange Brew Podcast!
Black Widow Killers: Murderous Women!

Strange Brew Podcast!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 74:14


When it comes to famous killers, more often than not the crime is connected to a man. However, there are plenty of notorious female killers that you might not be aware of. In fact, one of the most well-known types of killings performed by women is against their husbands, boyfriends or lovers. These women are known as black widows, a term that takes inspiration from black widow spiders. It was believed that women just didn't have what it took to commit murder after murder, and it turned out that was, of course, completely wrong. Ironically, that was a widely accepted belief at the time some of these infamous black widows were killing, enjoying the fruits of their labors, and then moving on to the next target. Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/strangebrewpodcast www.strangebrewpodcast.com Strange brew's INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/strangebrew...​ Strange brew's FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/strangebrewpod TOMCAT- https://www.instagram.com/tomcathipho...​ ANTON- https://www.instagram.com/h.p_shovekraft/?hl=en Anton's Twitch- Twitch @ invaderdaggett_ttv Strange Brew's Twitch @ strangebrewttv  

JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode 108 Lee Harvey Oswald Part 9 More Minsk

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 34:58


Episode 108   is the ninth episode in season two of JFK The Enduring Secret. We begin our wander this season with an in depth review of Lee Harvey Oswald, the principal character in the JFK assassination Episode 108 picks back up where we left off in Minsk and goes deeper.  Minsk  is where he was sent by the Russian authorities after his suicide attempt in Moscow. Join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story.  Our episodes have now begun  to explore  an array of matters that  dive into a deeper  darkness  related to what  went on that day in Dallas and in the  period before and after the assassination.  Matters   that possibly point  to a  wider  and more sinister  plot to kill the president and  that clearly call into question the theory that there was a  lone assassin.   Complex cases without  an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important.  Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world forever.

Elevating Motherhood
132. Bold Shifts: Elevating Motherhood & Life Updates

Elevating Motherhood

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 31:12


This episode will give you all the life and podcast updates for 2022 (so far). It's been a big break. Ironically, I've watched others around me take a long 6 month+ break at the same time. Coincidence or calling? In the last 6 months, I've: Had a baby Stayed on an extended maternity leave (whatever that means) Moved from Maui to Idaho (I answer the #1 question: Do you miss Maui?) Found a new church & wonderful friends Adventured daily! Started a book Joined a mastermind Returning to the podcast: A back log of episodes will be coming out shortly! I look at what it means to elevate motherhood & how I'll be showing up boldly. · Resources: I'll keep bringing you resources to feel confident · Protection: Motherhood is sacred--to elevate motherhood means to protect the sacredness of our role as mothers · Perspective: There is a need for paradigm shifts · Bettering motherhood experiences: like birth, educating our children, finding balance in all areas of our lives, and encouraging moms to get to know themselves, show up as their most authentic self, and feel like you're enjoying the journey · Balance: I want to find the balance between being authentic and vulnerable and also being appropriately private Want you to feel resourced: · Email me and let me know what topics you'd like me to cover! Email me: loribeth@elevatingmotherhood.com · What areas of your life do you feel like you need resources?

Sound Palate
Chef Ricky Moore of Saltbox Seafood Joint

Sound Palate

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 50:37


Chef Ricky Moore of Saltbox Seafood Joint in Durham, NC. was recently name Best Chef in the S.E. by The James Beard Foundation Awards.  Shortly before the announcement, Kitty had a chance to chat with Ricky about his journey from 5-star restaurants around the world to opening his own lil' seafood spot back home in NC.  He also shares his most cherished food memory & literally schools us on the proper way to cook fish.  Plus, he offers us 2 pairings of food & music.  Ironically, he chose We're A Winner before he learned he actually was - and a fish dish with Paid In Full. The podcast is supported by The Foundation of Hope

Slow & Steady
Protecting data privacy

Slow & Steady

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 24:07


Benedikt fights against spam sign-ups. Benedicte contemplates the next steps for POW! in light of the recent overturn in the U.S. Benedicte's app, POW! Benedicte's talk at React Norway  Both feeling under the weather lately, things have been a little crazy for both Benedikt and Benedicte.Benedikt's plan to work on the Stripe integration got derailed because of relentless spam sign-ups on Userlist. The team has put in a Slack integration to detect spammers early. Benedikt is thinking of adding another layer of protection with a scoring mechanism that can filter out potential spammers based on their email domain. On the plus side, Leo is making great progress with the WYSIWYG editor.Benedicte ended last week with a happy bubble at React Norway. Ironically, someone told her that the recent overturn in the U.S. happened while she was talking on stage about reproductive rights and privacy. The recent happening has got Benedicte thinking about the next steps for POW!.

Dr. Duke Show
Ep. 733 – Leftist Women Ironically Throw Tantrums Like Babies

Dr. Duke Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 27:46


We start with the absolutely insane reaction to Roe v. Wade by politicians and celebrities, who claim they don't want Christiaan beliefs shoved on them, while at the same time wanting to force their radical agenda on the country.

God Centered Life on Oneplace.com
Biblical Answers: The Existence of God, Part 1

God Centered Life on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 25:00


Does God exist? In the church, we think the answer is obviously yes. But when you engage with people outside the church, you find many people who wrestle with that question. We need to formulate an engaging, biblical response to that question that helps people who think there's not enough evidence. Ironically, Psalm 14 is a hymn to the aetheist.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 13:14


Happy Hump Day y’all! This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Wednesday, June 29th. 2022… I’m going to start the same exact way as I started yesterday, and the day before! The early bird pricing for our conference ends on June 30th, so this Thursday! Lies, Propaganda, Story Telling, and the Serrated Edge: This year our national conference is in Knoxville, TN October 6th-8th. The theme of this year’s conference is Lies, Propaganda, Storytelling and the Serrated Edge. Satan is the father of lies, and the mother of those lies is a government who has rejected God. We have especially been lied to these last two years, and the COVIDpanic has been one of the central mechanisms that our government has used to lie to us and to grab more power. Because Christians have not been reading their bibles, we are susceptible to lies and weak in our ability to fight these lies. God has given us His word to fight Satan and his lies, and we need to recover all of God’s word, its serrated edge and all. Mark your calendars for October 6th-8th, as we fight, laugh and feast with fellowship, beer and Psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers, hanging with our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and more. Early bird tickets are available now, but will be gone before you know it! Sign up now at flfnetwork.com/knoxville2022 Louisiana and Utah trigger laws banning abortions temporarily blocked by courts https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/louisiana-trigger-law-banning-abortions-temporarily-blocked-court-rcna35528 So, yesterday on CrossPolitic, the guys discussed how Federal Lands could be used to host abortion clinics according to health & human services secratary, Xavier Beccera… That’s the same guy who believes he should be able to take your kids away if you don’t let them go through the mameing of a sex change if they want it… Judges in Louisiana and Utah on Monday temporarily blocked prohibitions on abortion in their states following last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ends a national right to the procedure. The high court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, which for nearly 50 years had granted women the constitutional right to abortions. More than a dozen states set so-called trigger laws to take immediate effect banning or severely limiting abortions in the event Roe v. Wade was overturned. Trigger laws were also being challenged in Arizona, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi and Texas. A state judge in Louisiana issued a temporary restraining order Monday barring the state from enforcing its ban, leading to the immediate resumption of the procedure. Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Robin Giarrusso granted the request of plaintiffs Hope Medical Group for Women and Medical Students for Choice. Hours later, Utah Third District Judge Andrew Stone halted that state's trigger law effective immediately under a 14-day temporary restraining order requested by the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah. "There is irreparable harm that has been shown," Stone said in granting the order. "Affected women are deprived of safe, local medical treatments to terminate pregnancies." Planned Parenthood lawyer Julie Murray argued that because patients had access to abortion for five decades, halting the procedure with such short notice had reverberating impacts for Utah women. The nonprofit organization's facilities in Utah had more than 55 patients scheduled for abortion appointments this week, it said in its emergency request Saturday for a temporary restraining order. ​​Utah Solicitor General Tyler Green argued that nothing in the state's constitution specifically protects a right to abortion and that the interest of the unborn weighs as heavily as the harm to would-be patients under prohibition. Providers in Louisiana stopped performing abortions Friday, unsure of the legality of the practice because of the vagueness of the bill, reproductive rights groups said. Attorney General Jeff Landry said Monday that his office will go to court to support the abortion ban, which he said was "enacted by the people" of Louisiana. "We are fully prepared to defend these laws in our state courts, just as we have in our federal courts," Landry said in a statement. In a statement Friday, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards declared that he is "unabashedly pro-life and opposed to abortion" but said he is seeking changes to Louisiana's trigger law — first put in place in 2006 — because it has no exceptions for rape and incest. "As I have said many times before, I believe women who are survivors of rape or incest should be able to determine whether to continue with a pregnancy that is the result of a criminal act," Edwards said Friday. Ladiess and gentleman, we need to be praying for our nation, because the devil and his minions are still at work. We need to keep fighting, and taking ground. We now shift our eyes to the Lone Star state, as: Austin City Council Members Propose Local Resolution to ‘Decriminalize’ Killing a Child https://texasscorecard.com/local/austin-city-council-members-propose-local-resolution-to-decriminalize-killing-a-child/ After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week—allowing states to outlaw the practice of dismembering, poisoning, or using any other means to kill a baby in the womb—the Democrat-run Austin City Council wants to retaliate. Councilmembers Vanessa Fuentes and Jose “Chito” Vela have proposed the “Guarding the Right to Abortion Care for Everyone (GRACE)” Act, a resolution aiming to effectively “decriminalize” abortion in Austin. The document recommends the Austin Police Department not store reports of soon-to-be-illegal abortions, give related information to other government agencies, nor investigate the businesses exterminating the preborn children. Ironically, the resolution refuses to recognize women, instead labeling them as “pregnant people.” Texas has a coming state law (to be activated within 30 days) to ban the abortion practice statewide, and similar existing laws were already on the books before the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. However, district attorneys across Texas and the Austin City Council are trying to find ways to avoid enforcing the upcoming ban. KJP on San Antonio horror: It's a fact that the border is closed https://hotair.com/ed-morrissey/2022/06/28/kjp-on-san-antonio-horror-its-a-fact-that-the-border-is-closed-n479296 Fact checkers, start your engines. Or at least those fact checkers who still check facts on claims made by government officials, who seem to be a dying breed these days. After the deaths of at least 46 illegal immigrants in San Antonio, Texas and the worst human-trafficking disaster in recent memory, Governor Greg Abbott blamed Joe Biden and the 17-month border crisis that is still raging in his state and others along the border. The official response from the White House is: Border crisis, you say? What border crisis? https://twitter.com/i/status/1541774525985132544 - Play all audio It is not a fact that the border is closed, and it’s not a fact that this smuggling attempt proves it. We’ll get to both in a moment, but this is one strategy of many for breaching the border, and in this case it worked. The truck got through the border, didn’t it? How did that happen? The ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico international border continues to worsen. Evidence from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) recent data release shows that Border Patrol encountered the highest number of illegal immigrants this past May compared to previous months. Agents working along the southern border encountered 239,416 illegal immigrants, a historic record. To accommodate the staggering number, CBP had to increase the Y-axis on its line graph detailing border encounters. This is the second time this has happened during Joe Biden’s presidency. Out of the over 200,000 migrants who illegally crossed the border, 100,699 of them were removed from the U.S. under Title 42. Over 177,000 people encountered by Border Patrol were first time crossers, a 15 percent jump compared to April. A couple of weeks before that, Julio noted that the recent wave has been fueled in part by Biden’s effort to end pandemic-related Title 42 enforcement at the border. A judge forced the administration to keep it in place, but word hasn’t gotten to the wave of migrants hoping to take advantage of the opening: While many have decided not to illegally cross at this time, other groups of people decided that since they have made it this far in their journey, they will make the final step and illegally enter the United States. In the late afternoon, Border Patrol was processing a large group that turned themselves in. Does that sound like the border is “closed,” and that it’s a “fact”? Or does it sound more like Biden and his team keep signaling a reluctance to enforce border security and a desire to allow people to flood across into the US? Dropwave Do you have a podcast, or thinking about starting one? Does your church have a podcast feed for sermons? The Dropwave.io is for you. Cancel culture is like walking on a thin glass bridge over the Grand Canyon. Every step you take could get you killed, I mean canceled. Since the beginning CrossPolitic has been working on being antifragile, so no matter what happens, our content can still be delivered to your tv and to your podcast. This past year, the Waterboy and his friend Jeremi, have been working on building a podcast hosting solution for rowdy platforms like CrossPolitic, so that you can be confident your podcast will never fall through that glass bridge. Dropwave offers seamless onboarding for shows that have been around for years to easy to use solutions for starting your own podcast. Dropwave will track all your show’s downloads by city, state, and country, and it offers network and enterprise packages for solutions like the Fight Laugh Feast Network. Free to speak, Free to podcast, free to start your journey now at www.Dropwave.io. Sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-ghislaine-maxwell-sentenced-to-20-years-in-prison?utm_campaign=64487 Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for her roll in aiding former financier and prolific sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein in abusing young girls. She faced a maximum sentence of up to 80 years. Maxwell was convicted in December of recruiting and trafficking four teenage girls for sexual abuse by her then-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein's life famously ended under suspicious circumstances in a New York prison after being placed on suicide watch. He never faced trial. According to the New York Post, Maxwell's lawyer, Bobby Sternheim, said Saturday that "Ghislaine Maxwell is on suicide watch — but isn’t really suicidal." Sternheim claims Maxwell was put in solitary confinement on placed on suicide watch "without justification," adding "She [Maxwell] is not suicidal." He adds that Maxwell's June 28th sentencing, where she will face the possibility of up to 55 years in prison, may need to be delayed. That’s gunna do it for this CrossPolitic Daily NewsBrief. If you liked the show, hit that share button for me will ya? If you want to become a club member, sign up for our conference, or get a magazine subscription, you can find all of that at flfnetwork.com, and as always, if you want to talk corporate partnerships with CrossPoltiic, let’s talk. Email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 13:14


Happy Hump Day y’all! This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Wednesday, June 29th. 2022… I’m going to start the same exact way as I started yesterday, and the day before! The early bird pricing for our conference ends on June 30th, so this Thursday! Lies, Propaganda, Story Telling, and the Serrated Edge: This year our national conference is in Knoxville, TN October 6th-8th. The theme of this year’s conference is Lies, Propaganda, Storytelling and the Serrated Edge. Satan is the father of lies, and the mother of those lies is a government who has rejected God. We have especially been lied to these last two years, and the COVIDpanic has been one of the central mechanisms that our government has used to lie to us and to grab more power. Because Christians have not been reading their bibles, we are susceptible to lies and weak in our ability to fight these lies. God has given us His word to fight Satan and his lies, and we need to recover all of God’s word, its serrated edge and all. Mark your calendars for October 6th-8th, as we fight, laugh and feast with fellowship, beer and Psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers, hanging with our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and more. Early bird tickets are available now, but will be gone before you know it! Sign up now at flfnetwork.com/knoxville2022 Louisiana and Utah trigger laws banning abortions temporarily blocked by courts https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/louisiana-trigger-law-banning-abortions-temporarily-blocked-court-rcna35528 So, yesterday on CrossPolitic, the guys discussed how Federal Lands could be used to host abortion clinics according to health & human services secratary, Xavier Beccera… That’s the same guy who believes he should be able to take your kids away if you don’t let them go through the mameing of a sex change if they want it… Judges in Louisiana and Utah on Monday temporarily blocked prohibitions on abortion in their states following last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ends a national right to the procedure. The high court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, which for nearly 50 years had granted women the constitutional right to abortions. More than a dozen states set so-called trigger laws to take immediate effect banning or severely limiting abortions in the event Roe v. Wade was overturned. Trigger laws were also being challenged in Arizona, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi and Texas. A state judge in Louisiana issued a temporary restraining order Monday barring the state from enforcing its ban, leading to the immediate resumption of the procedure. Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Robin Giarrusso granted the request of plaintiffs Hope Medical Group for Women and Medical Students for Choice. Hours later, Utah Third District Judge Andrew Stone halted that state's trigger law effective immediately under a 14-day temporary restraining order requested by the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah. "There is irreparable harm that has been shown," Stone said in granting the order. "Affected women are deprived of safe, local medical treatments to terminate pregnancies." Planned Parenthood lawyer Julie Murray argued that because patients had access to abortion for five decades, halting the procedure with such short notice had reverberating impacts for Utah women. The nonprofit organization's facilities in Utah had more than 55 patients scheduled for abortion appointments this week, it said in its emergency request Saturday for a temporary restraining order. ​​Utah Solicitor General Tyler Green argued that nothing in the state's constitution specifically protects a right to abortion and that the interest of the unborn weighs as heavily as the harm to would-be patients under prohibition. Providers in Louisiana stopped performing abortions Friday, unsure of the legality of the practice because of the vagueness of the bill, reproductive rights groups said. Attorney General Jeff Landry said Monday that his office will go to court to support the abortion ban, which he said was "enacted by the people" of Louisiana. "We are fully prepared to defend these laws in our state courts, just as we have in our federal courts," Landry said in a statement. In a statement Friday, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards declared that he is "unabashedly pro-life and opposed to abortion" but said he is seeking changes to Louisiana's trigger law — first put in place in 2006 — because it has no exceptions for rape and incest. "As I have said many times before, I believe women who are survivors of rape or incest should be able to determine whether to continue with a pregnancy that is the result of a criminal act," Edwards said Friday. Ladiess and gentleman, we need to be praying for our nation, because the devil and his minions are still at work. We need to keep fighting, and taking ground. We now shift our eyes to the Lone Star state, as: Austin City Council Members Propose Local Resolution to ‘Decriminalize’ Killing a Child https://texasscorecard.com/local/austin-city-council-members-propose-local-resolution-to-decriminalize-killing-a-child/ After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week—allowing states to outlaw the practice of dismembering, poisoning, or using any other means to kill a baby in the womb—the Democrat-run Austin City Council wants to retaliate. Councilmembers Vanessa Fuentes and Jose “Chito” Vela have proposed the “Guarding the Right to Abortion Care for Everyone (GRACE)” Act, a resolution aiming to effectively “decriminalize” abortion in Austin. The document recommends the Austin Police Department not store reports of soon-to-be-illegal abortions, give related information to other government agencies, nor investigate the businesses exterminating the preborn children. Ironically, the resolution refuses to recognize women, instead labeling them as “pregnant people.” Texas has a coming state law (to be activated within 30 days) to ban the abortion practice statewide, and similar existing laws were already on the books before the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. However, district attorneys across Texas and the Austin City Council are trying to find ways to avoid enforcing the upcoming ban. KJP on San Antonio horror: It's a fact that the border is closed https://hotair.com/ed-morrissey/2022/06/28/kjp-on-san-antonio-horror-its-a-fact-that-the-border-is-closed-n479296 Fact checkers, start your engines. Or at least those fact checkers who still check facts on claims made by government officials, who seem to be a dying breed these days. After the deaths of at least 46 illegal immigrants in San Antonio, Texas and the worst human-trafficking disaster in recent memory, Governor Greg Abbott blamed Joe Biden and the 17-month border crisis that is still raging in his state and others along the border. The official response from the White House is: Border crisis, you say? What border crisis? https://twitter.com/i/status/1541774525985132544 - Play all audio It is not a fact that the border is closed, and it’s not a fact that this smuggling attempt proves it. We’ll get to both in a moment, but this is one strategy of many for breaching the border, and in this case it worked. The truck got through the border, didn’t it? How did that happen? The ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico international border continues to worsen. Evidence from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) recent data release shows that Border Patrol encountered the highest number of illegal immigrants this past May compared to previous months. Agents working along the southern border encountered 239,416 illegal immigrants, a historic record. To accommodate the staggering number, CBP had to increase the Y-axis on its line graph detailing border encounters. This is the second time this has happened during Joe Biden’s presidency. Out of the over 200,000 migrants who illegally crossed the border, 100,699 of them were removed from the U.S. under Title 42. Over 177,000 people encountered by Border Patrol were first time crossers, a 15 percent jump compared to April. A couple of weeks before that, Julio noted that the recent wave has been fueled in part by Biden’s effort to end pandemic-related Title 42 enforcement at the border. A judge forced the administration to keep it in place, but word hasn’t gotten to the wave of migrants hoping to take advantage of the opening: While many have decided not to illegally cross at this time, other groups of people decided that since they have made it this far in their journey, they will make the final step and illegally enter the United States. In the late afternoon, Border Patrol was processing a large group that turned themselves in. Does that sound like the border is “closed,” and that it’s a “fact”? Or does it sound more like Biden and his team keep signaling a reluctance to enforce border security and a desire to allow people to flood across into the US? Dropwave Do you have a podcast, or thinking about starting one? Does your church have a podcast feed for sermons? The Dropwave.io is for you. Cancel culture is like walking on a thin glass bridge over the Grand Canyon. Every step you take could get you killed, I mean canceled. Since the beginning CrossPolitic has been working on being antifragile, so no matter what happens, our content can still be delivered to your tv and to your podcast. This past year, the Waterboy and his friend Jeremi, have been working on building a podcast hosting solution for rowdy platforms like CrossPolitic, so that you can be confident your podcast will never fall through that glass bridge. Dropwave offers seamless onboarding for shows that have been around for years to easy to use solutions for starting your own podcast. Dropwave will track all your show’s downloads by city, state, and country, and it offers network and enterprise packages for solutions like the Fight Laugh Feast Network. Free to speak, Free to podcast, free to start your journey now at www.Dropwave.io. Sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-ghislaine-maxwell-sentenced-to-20-years-in-prison?utm_campaign=64487 Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for her roll in aiding former financier and prolific sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein in abusing young girls. She faced a maximum sentence of up to 80 years. Maxwell was convicted in December of recruiting and trafficking four teenage girls for sexual abuse by her then-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein's life famously ended under suspicious circumstances in a New York prison after being placed on suicide watch. He never faced trial. According to the New York Post, Maxwell's lawyer, Bobby Sternheim, said Saturday that "Ghislaine Maxwell is on suicide watch — but isn’t really suicidal." Sternheim claims Maxwell was put in solitary confinement on placed on suicide watch "without justification," adding "She [Maxwell] is not suicidal." He adds that Maxwell's June 28th sentencing, where she will face the possibility of up to 55 years in prison, may need to be delayed. That’s gunna do it for this CrossPolitic Daily NewsBrief. If you liked the show, hit that share button for me will ya? If you want to become a club member, sign up for our conference, or get a magazine subscription, you can find all of that at flfnetwork.com, and as always, if you want to talk corporate partnerships with CrossPoltiic, let’s talk. Email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media
388 - Justin Marks: Silence the Doubters

The Dale Jr. Download - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 160:59


He's the man responsible for starting a NASCAR team that has turned everyone's heads in NASCAR. Today, racer and entrepreneur Justin Marks sits with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mike Davis to discuss the wild journey from a no-name to someone shaking up the industry. Marks' exposure to the sport of auto racing came at an early age, when his grandfather, a fan of motorsports, took him to local dirt tracks in Missouri. From there, his passion grew. Eventually the Marks family moved to California, as his father Michael chased dreams in Silicon Valley. For young Justin, his dreams came in the form of an amateur ride in the SCCA road racing ranks. From amateur to pro, his career started to climb as he found himself having success in IMSA and events like the 24-hours of Daytona. But how did this road racer transition to the NASCAR world? Influences like Boris Said, a cross-over racer, took Marks to North Carolina. It also took him to a basement party at Dale Jr.'s house. Dale Jr. didn't even realize that the future NASCAR team owner was there. From there, his family's success created opportunities in the NASCAR ranks from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, through Xfinity and even the elite Cup Series. Marks admits that he didn't always do things right and revealed what it was like being fired from a ride that he paid for. He did find success in the NASCAR ranks, winning an Xfinity Series race on the windy and wet turns of the Mid-Ohio racing course in 2016 for Chip Ganassi Racing. Ironically, the same team he'd end up purchasing in his breakthrough in the Motorsports business world. Realizing his journey behind the wheel served a selfish need, Marks realized he had a "higher calling." He realized that he wanted to be a mover in the Motorsports industry. He did so by starting a team called "Trackhouse Racing." Trackhouse purchased two charters and longtime NASCAR team Chip Ganassi Racing. A purchase that happened one year before this appearance on The Dale Jr. Download. He admits that the decision was done in a risky order but he knew he needed to make some unorthodox moves to make his dream happen. In a year, a new team has created two first-time winners in the NASCAR Cup Series and has both of its teams in a playoff spot, running up-front each week and stealing headlines? How? Dale Jr admits that he was among the plethora of doubters, that didn't see the rapid success of the first year team coming. The mantra of Marks' approach is rooted in "belief." A philosophy in creating a business and culture that differs from the norm and placing belief in his drivers and employees to produce results. Marks discusses the rise of NASCAR superstar Ross Chastain and how he has ruffled the feathers of some of the sport's biggest names. He opens up about discussions with Ross and with other car owners like Rick Hendrick. He also talks about conversations with Denny Hamlin after a run in with Chastain in St. Louis. Dale Jr. and Mike Davis get the young team owner to open up about his thoughts on the state of the sport and how he sees the business model moving forward with the cost of the Next Gen car and the up-coming television deal that NASCAR will have to make in 2025. How does he view the current Charter system and the potential of new team owners, potentially ones sitting at the table, entering the Charter system? DIRTY AIR presented by FilterTime Before bringing Justin Marks to the table the DJD Gang discuss: The Download live at Ole Red in Nashville. Lightning delays and race start times. The reality that everything is going to streaming. ASK JR presented by Xfinity Hannah Newhouse tees up fan questions about: Dale's rain delays as a driver. Who closed down the bar in Nashville? Fiery Tony Stewart getting physical with Ernie Francis in the SRX race Dale Jr. racing a Late Model at North Wilkesboro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Far From Fact
208: Wedding celebratory firing

Far From Fact

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 16:12


What begins as friendly fire, quickly escalates to manslaughter, that too at a wedding. A groom in U.P. ends up killing his friend while trying to fire a gun as part of the celebrations. Ironically, the gun belonged to the deceased friend. Catch the lads, as they huddle to put an end to celebratory firing accidents, but end up fixing a whole other problem altogether. Here is a link to the video. + Music credit – Simon D'Souza + Write to us – hello@farfromfact.in + Follow us https://www.instagram.com/farfromfact/ Instamojo https://www.instamojo.com/@thelads_farfromfact Paypal paypal.me/farfromfact

Brandwidth On Demand
BS or Finess? Atlanta's Bert Weiss tells us YES!

Brandwidth On Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 16:11


Bert Weiss was born in Dallas, Texas. Starting small, the host spent a decade as a sidekick on different radio shows like “Kidd Kraddock.” After spending a decade as a sidekick, Bert moved to Atlanta and met Brian Phillips, who helped him start a new radio station on a new signal, Q100, and "The BERT SHOW" was born!  Ironically, morning radio found Bert Weiss, not vice versa. Initially, Bert wanted to be a sportscaster. During college at San Diego State, the New York native who had moved to California as a child began working at a country radio station as a research assistant. “There was no sports department, but just having station letterhead could get me access to a sporting event,” Bert left college to pursue his radio career, which took him to Dallas and Washington D.C. before coming to Atlanta to helm The Bert Show for Q100 in 2001. The lifestyle and entertainment show airs each weekday from 5:30 to 10 a.m. and features a cast of four sharing their real-life moments and struggles, in addition to national entertainment news and celebrity interviews—all while serving up a boatload of humor. Bert also launched a podcast in 2014. Since its inception, the Atlanta-based show has grown considerably. Thanks to a dynamic cast of personalities and devoted listeners, it has sky-rocketed to one of the most highly acclaimed radio shows in Atlanta and has recently expanded to encompass has recently expanded to encompass markets like Dallas, Salt Lake City, Charleston, Nashville and many others. Key Takeaways You Won't Want To Miss:(03:15) After 20 years of winning with The BERT SHOW, he shares some of the top things that he attributes to such longtime success? (04:47) Now that he's in upwards of 30 other markets, Bert reveals some of the biggest challenges shifting focus from doing a show for one market to hosting a network program. (06:09) Always experimenting with new tech, Bert gives us a sneak peek at how using Artificial Intelligence for Voice Work is becoming a reality, and where this technology lead us in the future! (09:04) Bert shares the biggest misconceptions of those who THINK they'd like to be in a bigger market or even hosting a network show…but aren't quite ‘there' yet, and how to preparefor the next level. (13:32) Bert reveals the ONE INGREDIENT that will determine whether ANY media team will make it or not. http://rhzrbbwk.podcastwebsites.com/one-minute-martinizing-readers-are-leaders/ (Check out ONE-Minute Martinizing)Please help us thank these supporters who help keep BRANDWIDTH ON DEMAND free! Musicmaster https://bit.ly/KipperSwag (Radio Swag Shop) https://thebertshow.com/affiliates/ (Get THE BERT SHOW for your market!)

Andrew Petty is Dying
Suffering, Surrender, and the Leap of Faith: How to Find Freedom on the Other Side of Letting Go, with Carrie Chown

Andrew Petty is Dying

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 63:19


What do you need to let go of? In her teens, alcohol became Carrie Chown's refuge from emotional pain. By her early college years, she was firmly in the grips of alcoholism. Carrie worked hard to keep everything looking shiny on the outside, but inside she wanted to die. Then, she was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension as a college junior and was told she had two years to live. Ironically, it felt like an answer to her prayer to die.  In June of 1999, Carrie summoned the will and the courage to get sober so she could begin an IV treatment the following month. Remarkably, she survived six years with pulmonary hypertension and received a life-extending double lung transplant in December 2003. After the transplant, Carrie was told that she might only have two more years to live.  With a handful of years of sobriety and intensive recovery work now under her belt, Carrie emerged from the transplant physically, spiritually, and mentally aligned. She was ready to live. She moved out of her parents' house, started working, got married, and bought her first home.  But she lost sight of all of the gifts in her life during an excruciating seven-year infertility journey.  There's more to this story, and Carrie fills in the gaps in the conversation that follows. But what I've just shared with you sets the stage for the insights and wisdom that Carrie offers in this episode. At face value, it's a gripping tale of human suffering, perseverance, and the will to live. But on a deeper level, it's a master class in how to find freedom on the other side of letting go.     Meet Carrie Chown Today, Carrie is a Life, Health, and Wellness Coach and Reiki Master Practitioner. She has a private practice in Woodland, CA where she uses traditional coaching, energy work, and unique life coaching experiences to help her clients move beyond the things that hold them back and create lives full of passion, purpose, and wellbeing.   Some Episode Highlights Carrie shares what she had to let go of in each of the three monumental surrenders she's experienced in her life–addiction, terminal illness, and infertility–and what freedom she found on the other side of letting go.  How to know when to keep fighting and when to surrender.  Carrie's take on the purpose of suffering.  The necessity of detaching from the outcome.  How letting go makes it possible to see other options.  The difference between suffering that heals and transforms and suffering that destroys.  Carrie's take on her leap of faith–why, how, and how it turned out.    What Do You Need to Let Go Of? Letting go is not a popular idea in our hard-driving Western culture. But one has only to consider how physically and mentally unhealthy our culture is--unprecedentedly so, in fact--to realize that there's much about how we live today that needs to change.  So perhaps letting go is something all of us need to practice more. Letting go of our demand that life be a certain way and accepting what actually IS, instead. Letting go of our demand that our partner meet all of our needs and assuming full responsibility for own wellbeing, instead. Letting go of our tireless efforts to prevent future catastrophes and accepting that much of the future is completely outside of our control. Letting go of our need for our kids to fit our mold and nurturing their unique qualities, instead.  Examine your own heart and observe your own life to discern where a surrender might be calling to you. Look especially closely at those areas in your life where you consistently experience a sense of stuckness and frustration, a pushing-back from life as it resists your repeated attempts to create a different reality. What freedom awaits you on the other side of letting go?    Let Me Know! What stuck with YOU from this episode? Message me on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn @AndrewPettyCoach, or email me at andrew@digdeepwinbig.com. I'm taking a creative break in July to have adventures with my family and give my heart and mind an opportunity to reset and be refreshed. The show will return in August with two episodes that I'm really looking forward to. From her own heartrending experiences with loss and caregiving, Michelle Mathai will teach us how to have the hard conversations with our loved ones about end-of-life issues NOW--before end-of-life issues become a reality. And terminal brain cancer warrior, Pam Blackburn, will offer her final word from the sacred space she now inhabits between life and death. If these sound like hard episodes to look forward to, much less listen to, then lean into the discomfort and tune in anyway. They might just be the episodes that you especially needed to hear.  I'm so glad you tuned in today, and don't forget to follow this show. I'll see you again in August on Andrew Petty is Dying, Lord willin' and the creek don't rise!   Let's Connect If this episode helped you, I'd love to know. Find me on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, visit my website, or email me.   Connect with Carrie Email | Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn | Website    Follow Andrew Petty is Dying & Leave a Review Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher   If You Liked This Episode, I Think You'll Like These, Too Ep. 008 | More Alive Than Ever: How Pain Points the Way to Purpose Ep. 020 | There's Love Beneath the Waves: Ancient Wisdom for Living Wrapped in a Modern-day Story of Suffering Ep. 037 | Dare to Play More: Why & How

That Was Disappointing...
100+ Episodes (Season 2 Finale)

That Was Disappointing...

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 34:28


Episode 104 of That Was Disappointing is Live. Two whole years in the can/down the drain. Huzzah! Today's Topic: Our year (or two) in review. Come for the laughs, commiserate with the sadness. Join Art, Lex, and a cavalcade of guests new-and-old as they talk about the show and what it means to them. It actually brings one of our panelists to tears. True story, bro. Or maybe that was just Art remembering what he used to look like. #sad TWD Tip of the Week: Lex has made approximately 6,148 references to BBJ since this podcast launched. Ironically, this is the same number of times he's been submitted.

Marathon Fellowship Class
Avoiding a Royally Wrong Response – 1 Kings 12:1-20 (King Rehoboam)

Marathon Fellowship Class

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 42:44


Wayne Stiles teaches from the example of King Rehoboam in 1 Kings 12:1-20 how to avoid a royally wrong response. Ironically, trying to justify our selfish desires never leads to the satisfaction we seek. Instead, our truly selfless acts offer the greatest potential for peace.

Chemo Glow
Puzzle Pieces

Chemo Glow

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 90:16


Join me for a lively, funny and heartfelt conversation with Dr. Anita Groves McAllister, PharmD. Dr. Groves McAllister practiced traditional pharmacy for 13 years and has been a Healthcare consultant for the past 21 years. Her background is in pharmacy oncology with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer. Ironically her thesis was on doxorubicin better known as the “red devil”. She is well versed in the pharmaceutical world but realized that lots of life puzzle pieces didn't fit the same after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Groves McAllister talks about the love of her life being diagnosed with lung cancer, caregiving, support system and how she managed to pick up the pieces along the way. Thank you, Anita, for the opportunity to listen, learn and laugh with you. You are the best and this is one of my favorite podcasts yet. #chemoglow #breastcancer #lungcarncer #puzzlepieces #research #Keiththebarber #glenwoodsouthbarberstudio #Lymphedema #Radiation #EpiCeram #livestrong #lemondrops #steroidface #neuropathy #Getrealheel #Mentalhealth #showingup #livestrong #caregiver #exemestane #aromasin #uncPFAC #mammogram #earlydetection #supportgroups #canceriscancer #robinroberts #tamronhall

Politics Done Right
Women lose bodily rights. PDR on Muslim Network TV on Oil. Liz Cheney warns Trump sycophants.

Politics Done Right

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 56:36


An activist patriarchal Supreme Court overturned women's Rights to their own bodies: It is official. The Supreme Court has taken a right away from women. Ironically it is from a court-appointed by presidents who did not win the popular vote. Liz Cheney gets real with Right-Wing Trump sycophants President Trump abused your trust: Liz Cheney continues to impress. In a most recent closing statement in the Jan 6 hearing, she had a message for Trump loyalists. Exposed oil scam the corporate oil cartel will hate: Politics Done Right on Muslim Network T.V.: Muslim Network T.V.'s Imam Malik Mujahid interviewed Politics Done Right's Producer/Host Egberto Willies on the gasoline price hike fraud. Women's rights to their bodies were overturned. Don't blame Latinos. Ask GOP for their plan. More: LIVE on KPFT 90.1 FM: Women lost their right to an abortion. Dems better change Latino engagement. PDR on Muslim Network TV. Make GOP answer this. And more. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/support

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
SF Giants mailbag: Insight into Alex Wood's struggles?

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 29:59


San Francisco Giants starter Alex Wood has a 5.05 ERA, among the worst among all pitchers in the game with at least 60 innings. Is it a mirage, or is the performance deserved? What should Giants fans expect from the lefty starter moving forward? Wood was a staple in the SF Giants' rotation last year, helping the team win 107 games, but it hasn't been smooth sailing so far this season—for Wood or the team. And what about that pesky bullpen? Tyler Rogers hasn't been the same guy. Neither has Jake McGee, José Álvarez, and many others. Ironically, John Brebbia, who struggled mightily for the Giants in 2021, has been arguably their best reliever in 2022. Camilo Doval has had his ups and downs. What can the Giants do to ensure better bullpen performance moving forward? Is there any prescedent for Giants president of baseball ops Farhan Zaidi cutting ties with players on guaranteed deals? The SF Giants have had their share of roster crunches in 2022, and that figures to continue with LaMonte Wade Jr. back soon, and Luis González also likely coming back from a minor injury shortly thereafter. Giants fans have argued that underperforming veterans like McGee, Evan Longoria, and Tommy La Stella should be DFA candidates, but is that actually a realistic option at any point? Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Politics Done Right
Women's rights to their bodies overturned. Don't blame Latinos. Ask GOP for their plan. More.

Politics Done Right

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 58:00


An activist patriarchal Supreme Court overturned women's Rights to their own bodies. It is official. The Supreme Court has taken a right away from women. Ironically it is from a court-appointed by presidents who did not win the popular vote. Liz Cheney gets real with Right-Wing Trump sycophants President Trump abused your trust: Liz Cheney continues to impress. In a most recent closing statement in the Jan 6 hearing, she had a message for Trump loyalists. Exposed oil scam the corporate oil cartel will hate: Politics Done Right on Muslim Network TV: Muslim Network TV's Imam Malik Mujahid interviewed Politics Done Right's Producer/Host Egberto Willies on the gasoline price hike fraud. Dems: Stop blaming Latinos for Democratic losses. Reassess before it's too late: Latinos should not take the blame for Democratic losses. Arturo Dominguez makes it clear why as we dissect his article. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/support

Omar Pinto Coaching
OPC 77: Self-Awareness & Recognizing Our Own Limits

Omar Pinto Coaching

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 63:12


Growth and change can be difficult. Most, if not all, people find change to be extremely uncomfortable, but it is a necessary evil in order to continue on the self-development journey. Ironically, we can often feel the change coming. Before major growth we usually feel restless, irritable, and discontent. This is the time when meditation and connection becomes extremely important. We have to reconnect with our truest intention and purpose in order to manifest the positive change that we need to make in order to keep growing. This episode of Omar Pinto Coaching, features Omar's interview with Chase Tolleson on Chase's podcast Primal Man Pathway. Chase and Omar discuss the importance of self awareness and understanding when we need to take time to take care of ourselves.  Listen in to learn how to take care of yourself even when caring for others and how to pivot your life in order to meet your own needs in a healthy manner. What You Will Learn in this Episode: [3:20] When Omar realized that personal growth and high level change was important. [7:32] Why consistent growth is important. [10:21] The fulfillment of divorcing yourself from the outcome and marrying the process. [17:40] Omar gets vulnerable about the place he has been in regarding changes that are coming up in his life. [27:11] How healing others can become draining and the importance of making space for taking care of ourselves. [36:28] Looking at how we can make space instead of what we can get rid of. [42:45] The dragon and the lion analogy. [55:25] Omar and Chase share their final thoughts on healing, recognizing limitations, and the importance of creating boundaries. [1:00:18] The meaning that primal has to Omar. For More Information on Chase Tolleson: chasetolleson.com @coach_chase_tolleson on IG For more information on Omar and this episode visit omarpinto.com/077 *************************************** Get 1-on-1 Life Coaching with Omar Pinto! For more information and a FREE consultation go to omarpinto.com/coaching. *************************************** Explore the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle and Feel Better Now!  

beep beep lettuce
#181 - Ironically Disavowing Sleep feat. Eden Kupermintz

beep beep lettuce

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 77:29


John, Bryn and Chris are joined by Eden Kupermintz, Co-host of Death Sentence and AnarchySF, and editor in chief at Heavy Blog is Heavy, to discuss psychedelics, science fiction, the politics of metal, and the absurd personal politics of Matt Pike  //   outro: https://youtu.be/-Wf4W6HcBFI     //  thanks so much for listening! pls rate and review us on apple podcasts, it really helps ppl find the show. hang out with us in midsposting on facebook www.facebook.com/groups/2185905738310960/ follow us on twitter @weedpod and instagram @beepbeepleaf love u, beep on

Vedic Worldview
Knowledge is Structured in Consciousness

Vedic Worldview

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 17:20


IYKYK. If you know, you know. Or do you? Is knowledge as reliable as we think it to be?“Knowledge is structured in consciousness,” is one of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's most profound and most frequently shared quotes. Ironically, one's understanding of the quote is also dependent on one's consciousness.Thom's explanation of Maharishi's quote gives us an opportunity to reflect on that which we ‘know,' and even our own process of knowing and how this evolves along with our states of consciousness. It's a reminder that things are not always as they seem, and to remain flexible in how we view the world and our place in it.Episode Highlights: [00:51] Two Methods of Gaining Knowledge[01:38] The Objective Means of Gaining Knowledge[03:20] The Subjective Means of Gaining Knowledge[05:10] Knowledge Has Infinite Organizing Power[06:42] Awakening Knowledge of How Things Work[07:52] The Criticisms of Albert Einstein[09:29] The Universe Can Only Behave in Ways that I Can Understand[10:50] You Are One With the Cosmos[11:58] Knowledge is Different in Different States of Consciousness[12:47] Consciousness Dictates Our Behavior[14:03] The State of Consciousness of the ReporterUseful Linksinfo@thomknoles.com https://thomknoles.com/https://www.instagram.com/thethomknoles/https://www.facebook.com/thethomknoleshttps://www.youtube.com/c/thomknoles https://thomknoles.com/ask-thom-anything/

C86 Show - Indie Pop
Anthony Irvine - Iceman

C86 Show - Indie Pop

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 69:10


Anthony Irvine - Iceman - in conversation with David Eastaugh https://iceblocked.co.uk The Iceman's blocks, when photographed in action, capture a timeless moment often including other human beings in relation to the block at a precise moment on the planet Earth. Ironically, despite their ephemeral state, the ice blocks gain a life of their own by being recorded, and even multiply through the copies sold. Life, death, transformation, hope, despair and time are just some of the themes arising – these ice block records are truly metaphysical. No wonder the audiences chant “Deep!Deep!” No wonder people increasingly want to have their own copy of a block.

Maidenbower Baptist Church
The Warrant of Faith (sermon 531)

Maidenbower Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 34:00


One of the books which ministers of a certain age credit with having introduced them to Spurgeon is Iain H. Murray's Spurgeon vs. Hyper-Calvinism- The Battle for Gospel Preaching. This sermon stands very much in the line of Spurgeon's ministry on this topic. With the divine commandment of 1 John 3-23 as his text--that we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as he gave us commandment--Spurgeon looks at the truth that we ought to be believe and then at the warrant for so believing. He contends that the very commandment of God is the warrant, which warrant he sets out to demonstrate negatively and positively. Conscious of the damage that misunderstanding here does to the cause of Christ and the souls of men, the preacher demolishes any preaching that demands any warrant beyond the command of God to come to Christ as he is offered in the gospel. Ironically, he does not, in this sermon, leave himself much time to press home Christ upon sinners- Nevertheless, the consequence is clear- Christ must be preached in all his saving fulness- sinners must be commanded and entreated to come to him as his offered in the gospel.

JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode 107 Lee Harvey Oswald Part 8 The Entire Timeline of His Life

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 68:10


Episode 107  is the eighth  episode in season two of JFK The Enduring Secret.  In Episode 107, we stop to take a pause and revisit the entire timeline of the Life of Lee Harvey Oswald.  Our season two starts with the story that is Lee Harvey Oswald, the central character in the JFK assassination and some say, to know Oswald, is  key to  determining whether he truly was the lone gunman or whether he was part of a conspiracy, or whether he was just a patsy.  And to better understand Oswald, we begin to get closer to the answer of who really killed JFK. Because there are many episodes on Oswald and they are presented in various ways, the timeline is important and provides appropriate reference to the listener before we get too far into the story of Lee Harvey Oswald.  It's a bit of a wande,r but its worth going  on this wander. Episode 107 is the complete timeline and there will be a series of published episodes after 107 is published that are "clips" or portions of  episode 107 that  explain the timeline for each of the various "seasons" in Oswald's life.  Join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story.  Our episodes have now begun  to explore  an array of matters that  dive into a deeper  darkness  related to what  went on that day in Dallas and in the  period before and after the assassination.  Matters   that possibly point  to a  wider  and more sinister  plot to kill the president and  that clearly call into question the theory that there was a  lone assassin.   Complex cases without  an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important.  Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world forever.

Fools Count Anywhere
Final Fantasy VII Afterbirth

Fools Count Anywhere

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 37:10


Ironically this is episode 77... Related episodes: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2eJuTZcP2Pu3xbZ4HjwrJl?si=SkbVgILRSg2Sei0GLZ https://open.spotify.com/episode/1ZqixsyP4eeuWiVDIO2oIR?si=jV-g8RPeSQ-Qg6irjUTn_g&utm_ https://open.spotify.com/episode/21OvwS1GJBQowYH0GL2JeI?si=q5m1RYHFQa2CJDYDpL5Y8g&utm_ https://open.spotify.com/episode/3Lyp41RNHqXS4rE0G10UA9?si=A-GnlH0dSaa0Fz-0YoOJ7Q&utm_ https://open.spotify.com/episode/7b2fK4kZIAEkT6sbA6acsz?si=Gu5xlFfAQ4Wo7Nr1JsE6-g&utm_

New Books in Political Science
Aziz Z. Huq, "The Collapse of Constitutional Remedies" (Oxford UP, 2021)

New Books in Political Science

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 66:32


Just recently, the Supreme Court rejected an argument by plaintiffs that police officers should no longer be protected by the doctrine of qualified immunity when they shoot or brutalize an innocent civilian. Qualified immunity is but one of several judicial inventions that shields state violence and thwarts the vindication of our rights. But aren't courts supposed to be protectors of individual rights? As Aziz Huq shows in The Collapse of Constitutional Remedies (Oxford UP, 2021), history reveals a much more tangled relationship between the Constitution's system of independent courts and the protection of constitutional rights. While doctrines such as qualified immunity may seem abstract, their real-world harms are anything but. A highway patrol officer stops a person's car in violation of the Fourth Amendment, violently yanked the person out and threw him to the ground, causing brain damage. A municipal agency fires a person for testifying in a legal proceeding involving her boss's family-and then laughed in her face when she demanded her job back. In all these cases, state defendants walked away with the most minor of penalties (if any at all). Ultimately, we may have rights when challenging the state, but no remedies. In fact, federal courts have long been fickle and unreliable guardians of individual rights. To be sure, through the mid-twentieth century, the courts positioned themselves as the ultimate protector of citizens suffering the state's infringement of their rights. But they have more recently abandoned, and even aggressively repudiated, a role as the protector of individual rights in the face of abuses by the state. Ironically, this collapse highlights the position that the Framers took when setting up federal courts in the first place. A powerful historical account of the how the expansion of the immunity principle generated yawning gap between rights and remedies in contemporary America, The Collapse of Constitutional Remedies will reshape our understanding of why it has become so difficult to effectively challenge crimes committed by the state. William Domnarski is a longtime lawyer who before and during has been a literary guy, with a Ph.D. in English. He's written five books on judges, lawyers, and courts, two with Oxford, one with Illinois, one with Michigan, and one with the American Bar Association. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

New Books Network
Aziz Z. Huq, "The Collapse of Constitutional Remedies" (Oxford UP, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 66:32


Just recently, the Supreme Court rejected an argument by plaintiffs that police officers should no longer be protected by the doctrine of qualified immunity when they shoot or brutalize an innocent civilian. Qualified immunity is but one of several judicial inventions that shields state violence and thwarts the vindication of our rights. But aren't courts supposed to be protectors of individual rights? As Aziz Huq shows in The Collapse of Constitutional Remedies (Oxford UP, 2021), history reveals a much more tangled relationship between the Constitution's system of independent courts and the protection of constitutional rights. While doctrines such as qualified immunity may seem abstract, their real-world harms are anything but. A highway patrol officer stops a person's car in violation of the Fourth Amendment, violently yanked the person out and threw him to the ground, causing brain damage. A municipal agency fires a person for testifying in a legal proceeding involving her boss's family-and then laughed in her face when she demanded her job back. In all these cases, state defendants walked away with the most minor of penalties (if any at all). Ultimately, we may have rights when challenging the state, but no remedies. In fact, federal courts have long been fickle and unreliable guardians of individual rights. To be sure, through the mid-twentieth century, the courts positioned themselves as the ultimate protector of citizens suffering the state's infringement of their rights. But they have more recently abandoned, and even aggressively repudiated, a role as the protector of individual rights in the face of abuses by the state. Ironically, this collapse highlights the position that the Framers took when setting up federal courts in the first place. A powerful historical account of the how the expansion of the immunity principle generated yawning gap between rights and remedies in contemporary America, The Collapse of Constitutional Remedies will reshape our understanding of why it has become so difficult to effectively challenge crimes committed by the state. William Domnarski is a longtime lawyer who before and during has been a literary guy, with a Ph.D. in English. He's written five books on judges, lawyers, and courts, two with Oxford, one with Illinois, one with Michigan, and one with the American Bar Association. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Law
Aziz Z. Huq, "The Collapse of Constitutional Remedies" (Oxford UP, 2021)

New Books in Law

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 66:32


Just recently, the Supreme Court rejected an argument by plaintiffs that police officers should no longer be protected by the doctrine of qualified immunity when they shoot or brutalize an innocent civilian. Qualified immunity is but one of several judicial inventions that shields state violence and thwarts the vindication of our rights. But aren't courts supposed to be protectors of individual rights? As Aziz Huq shows in The Collapse of Constitutional Remedies (Oxford UP, 2021), history reveals a much more tangled relationship between the Constitution's system of independent courts and the protection of constitutional rights. While doctrines such as qualified immunity may seem abstract, their real-world harms are anything but. A highway patrol officer stops a person's car in violation of the Fourth Amendment, violently yanked the person out and threw him to the ground, causing brain damage. A municipal agency fires a person for testifying in a legal proceeding involving her boss's family-and then laughed in her face when she demanded her job back. In all these cases, state defendants walked away with the most minor of penalties (if any at all). Ultimately, we may have rights when challenging the state, but no remedies. In fact, federal courts have long been fickle and unreliable guardians of individual rights. To be sure, through the mid-twentieth century, the courts positioned themselves as the ultimate protector of citizens suffering the state's infringement of their rights. But they have more recently abandoned, and even aggressively repudiated, a role as the protector of individual rights in the face of abuses by the state. Ironically, this collapse highlights the position that the Framers took when setting up federal courts in the first place. A powerful historical account of the how the expansion of the immunity principle generated yawning gap between rights and remedies in contemporary America, The Collapse of Constitutional Remedies will reshape our understanding of why it has become so difficult to effectively challenge crimes committed by the state. William Domnarski is a longtime lawyer who before and during has been a literary guy, with a Ph.D. in English. He's written five books on judges, lawyers, and courts, two with Oxford, one with Illinois, one with Michigan, and one with the American Bar Association. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/law

New Books in American Studies
Aziz Z. Huq, "The Collapse of Constitutional Remedies" (Oxford UP, 2021)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 66:32


Just recently, the Supreme Court rejected an argument by plaintiffs that police officers should no longer be protected by the doctrine of qualified immunity when they shoot or brutalize an innocent civilian. Qualified immunity is but one of several judicial inventions that shields state violence and thwarts the vindication of our rights. But aren't courts supposed to be protectors of individual rights? As Aziz Huq shows in The Collapse of Constitutional Remedies (Oxford UP, 2021), history reveals a much more tangled relationship between the Constitution's system of independent courts and the protection of constitutional rights. While doctrines such as qualified immunity may seem abstract, their real-world harms are anything but. A highway patrol officer stops a person's car in violation of the Fourth Amendment, violently yanked the person out and threw him to the ground, causing brain damage. A municipal agency fires a person for testifying in a legal proceeding involving her boss's family-and then laughed in her face when she demanded her job back. In all these cases, state defendants walked away with the most minor of penalties (if any at all). Ultimately, we may have rights when challenging the state, but no remedies. In fact, federal courts have long been fickle and unreliable guardians of individual rights. To be sure, through the mid-twentieth century, the courts positioned themselves as the ultimate protector of citizens suffering the state's infringement of their rights. But they have more recently abandoned, and even aggressively repudiated, a role as the protector of individual rights in the face of abuses by the state. Ironically, this collapse highlights the position that the Framers took when setting up federal courts in the first place. A powerful historical account of the how the expansion of the immunity principle generated yawning gap between rights and remedies in contemporary America, The Collapse of Constitutional Remedies will reshape our understanding of why it has become so difficult to effectively challenge crimes committed by the state. William Domnarski is a longtime lawyer who before and during has been a literary guy, with a Ph.D. in English. He's written five books on judges, lawyers, and courts, two with Oxford, one with Illinois, one with Michigan, and one with the American Bar Association. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

From the Heart of Spurgeon
The Warrant of Faith (S531)

From the Heart of Spurgeon

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 34:28


One of the books which ministers of a certain age credit with having introduced them to Spurgeon is Iain H. Murray's Spurgeon vs. Hyper-Calvinism: The Battle for Gospel Preaching. This sermon stands very much in the line of Spurgeon's ministry on this topic. With the divine commandment of 1 John 3:23 as his text—“that we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as he gave us commandment”—Spurgeon looks at the truth that we ought to be believe and then at the warrant for so believing. He contends that the very commandment of God is the warrant, which warrant he sets out to demonstrate negatively and positively. Conscious of the damage that misunderstanding here does to the cause of Christ and the souls of men, the preacher demolishes any preaching that demands any warrant beyond the command of God to come to Christ as he is offered in the gospel. Ironically, he does not, in this sermon, leave himself much time to press home Christ upon sinners! Nevertheless, the consequence is clear: Christ must be preached in all his saving fulness; sinners must be commanded and entreated to come to him as his offered in the gospel. Connect with the Reading Spurgeon Community on Twitter! https://twitter.com/ReadingSpurgeon Sign up to get the weekly readings emailed to you: https://www.mediagratiae.org/podcasts-1/from-the-heart-of-spurgeon. Check out other Media Gratiae podcasts at www.mediagratiae.org Download the Media Gratiae App: https://subsplash.com/mediagratiae/app

Sexy Ageing
SPECIAL EPISODE: Periods and Perimenopause

Sexy Ageing

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 13:47


The "period" talk in my teen years wasn't exactly positive. It was a bit taboo and I remember feeling awkward and embarrassed. Ironically, in my 50's, I am now having conversations where there is a level of awkwardness discussing perimenopause!! BUT, this is not the case with my teenage daughter, Jazz Maia (17) who freely speaks about periods with her friends and our family and knows A LOT about perimenopause. I hope you enjoy the candid and unedited podcast episode - Let's Talk! (No harm was done to animals or children in the making of this episode LOL - Jazz was a willing and happy participant - lucky me!) SEXY AGEING WEBSITE AND COURSE MY MENOPAUSE MEMOIR (BOOK) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tracy-minnoch/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tracy-minnoch/support

Losing a Child: Always Andy's Mom
Episode 144: Jackson's Mom & Dad

Losing a Child: Always Andy's Mom

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 61:16


As a self-proclaimed data and analytics guy, Ben discovered a disturbing fact shortly after his infant son, Jackson, died. He learned that nearly 50,000 children between the ages of 0 and 20 die each year in the United States alone. That means that each year, 100,000 parents have to live through this horrific nightmare. This does not even include any step-parents or other family members who are suffering as well. Last week, we were introduced to Everly's parents, Nick and Martha. They also lost their infant daughter, although in a very different way than how Ben and Lara lost Jackson. Both sets of parents, however, felt a calling to help make the experiences of future bereaved parents a little better than their own had been. Ironically, although both couples are from St. Louis, Missouri, they actually met at a bereaved parent's retreat in northern Wisconsin. During that retreat, the two couples began to feel inspired. If they could help each other so much in their pain, perhaps they could expand their efforts and work together to help even more parents. The long drive home sparked exciting ideas which led to the formation of the non-profit group, Just Enduring. Their mission is to help promote living and loving after child loss. Just Enduring offers immediate resources after the death of a child ranging from planning a funeral to finding a therapist to contacting social security, as well as everything in between. These resources are readily available on their website, justenduring.org. There are resources not only for newly bereaved parents, but also for their family and friends and even information for medical professionals. They help walk parents through those first days and weeks and know what may happen in a step-by-step fashion. There is also a blog section where moms and dads can individually write their own stories about their children.  A second area of focus is truly amazing and is called the ‘A Parent Like You' program. In that program, the organization helps match parents with another family who lost a child under similar circumstances or at similar ages. It is so incredibly painful to go through this grief journey, but going through it with someone else can help bring a little bit of peace and comfort knowing you are not suffering alone. I know that as Just Enduring continues to grow, it will spread hope and healing to so many families. 

The Dom Giordano Program
Biden Un-Ironically Tries Selling Student Loan Forgiveness to Union Members

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 43:39


Full Hour | Today, Dom led off the Dom Giordano Program by discussing President Joe Biden's speech in Philadelphia yesterday in front of the AFL-CIO, in which he tried selling student loan forgiveness to a bunch of blue-collar workers who have found great success without taking out student loans. Dan and Giordano discuss the hypocrisy of such a proposition, and ask for union members to dial in with their opinion. Then, Giordano forecasts the upcoming gubernatorial election in Pennsylvania, revealing promising polling results for Republican candidate Doug Mastriano. Then, Giordano reveals comments made by actor Tom Hanks, who said that if he were offered his part in Philadelphia today, he wouldn't take it in fear of disrespecting the LGBTQ+ community. (Photo by Hannah Beier/Getty Images)

Postmodern Realities Podcast - Christian Research Journal
Postmodern Realities Episode 292 What Has Athens to do With America? A Case for Cultural Apologeticsno

Postmodern Realities Podcast - Christian Research Journal

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 59:58


In a culture consumed by consumerism in the age of globalization, the Christian who seeks to make a case for his or her dependency on an old rugged cross and an empty tomb must compensate for the lack of “common ground” between the believer and the unbeliever. Because of the secularization of the culture and the dwindling of the Christian mind, there are now few epistemological topics on which the believer and the unbeliever can converse without talking past each other simply because their categories of thought are vastly different; in fact, it was Blamires's fear that many Christians, hoping to woo the culture, might end up unwittingly borrowing more from secular categories of thought than biblical ones. The secularization of the Christian mind proves to be one of the biggest hurdles to clear when it comes to modern apologetics. Not only is the apologist seeking to build a rational defense of the faith, but now must also contend with the fact that much of the zeitgeist has shed itself of the more traditional categories of thought that would allow for natural inroads into conversations about that faith. Ironically enough, the real merit of being a culturally aware apologist can be seen (at least in principle) in Scripture. Consider the oft-discussed instance in Acts 17, wherein the apostle Paul visits Athens and finds within an altar to an “unknown god” the opportunity to preach the gospel to the Athenians in the Areopagus. He quite literally exegetes the culture of Athens in the first century and concludes, “Men of Athens, I see that you are very religious in all respects” (Acts 17:22ff) and manages to leverage their interest in religious affairs to steer the conversation to Yahweh and His messiah. In a sense, cultural apologetics is one of the oldest methods, used to some degree by at least one of the apostles. Evidence-based apologetical methods, while certainly having merit, especially in the twentieth century, arose more as a response to an increasingly secularized culture that worshipped at the altar of science and swore by the scientific method and philosophies such as empiricism.This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with JOURNAL contributing writer Cole Burgett about his online exclusive article “What Has Athens to do With America? A Case for Cultural Apologetics.” Coming soon! Check back here and at our article archive page.Locked articles are online exclusive content that are only available to subscribers. There are three subscription options to access our online exclusive content.1. Subscribe ($33.50) to the print edition of the Christian Research Journal which includes all online exclusive content.2. Pay a monthly fee ($4.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.3. Pay an annual fee ($24.99) for Christian Research Journal online exclusive content. This does not include online versions of current print edition articles or receiving the print issues.For more information and to subscribe please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/online-early-access-subscription-options/Note online-exclusives are eventually made available to the public at regular intervals but to gain access to read it when it's originally posted subscribing at the link above is the best option.When you to subscribe to the Journal, you join the team of print subscribers whose paid subscriptions help provide the resources at equip.org that minister to people worldwide. These resources include our ever growing database of over 1,500 articles, as well as our free Postmodern Realities podcast.Another way you can support our online articles is by leaving us a tip. A tip is just a small amount, like $3, $5, or $10 which is the cost for some of a latte, lunch out, or coffee drink. To leave a tip, click hereRelated resources you may be interest in:Orthodoxy by G.K. ChestertonCultural Apologetics: Book and DVD Video LecturesOther related articles and Postmodern Realities podcastsEpisode 037: Choose Your Own Enchantment: Freedom and Conscience in What We WatchChoose Your Own Enchantment: Freedom and Conscience in What We WatchEpisode 068: Something Made: The Role of Form in ApologeticsSomething Made : The Role of Form in Apologetics (how to present ideas in words)Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet: Metaphor and the Work of the ApologistNote the below podcast and article are drawn from principles Paul Gould uses in the Cultural Apologetics book mentioned above:Episode 124 Conscience, Justice, Morality and the College Admissions ScandalConscience, Justice, Morality and the College Admissions ScandalDon't miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. 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Integrity Moments
Trusting Your Preparation

Integrity Moments

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 1:00


A friend recently asked for feedback about her public speaking. I gently shared that she was very well prepared, but she became dependent upon her notes. My recommendation was to set aside her notes and trust God and her preparation.   Ironically, as I began to prepare for some interviews, I realized I was just like ... The post Trusting Your Preparation appeared first on Unconventional Business Network.

Dear FoundHer...
Avoiding the Female Founder Burnout with Melanie Mitro and Katy Ursta, Founders of Chic Influencer

Dear FoundHer...

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 42:51


“As a female founder, one of the most important things is to be surrounded by other people who are willing to call you out when they notice signs of burnout,” says Katy Ursta. Along with her Co-Founder, Melanie Mitro, Katy helps women reach their business goals, as well as navigate some of the pitfalls of entrepreneurship through their work at Chic Influencer. One common trait among female founders is the experience of burnout. The symptoms of which can wreak havoc on our bodies resulting in extreme exhaustion and ultimately leaving us with a lack of connection, joy and creativity. Ironically, you can love what you do so much you don't know when to stop. Recognize what brings you joy and put that joy first. At the end of the day, the best way to avoid burnout is to give yourself permission to be wholly committed to your endeavors at their designated time and to be firm with anyone who attempts to violate these boundaries, including yourself. Listen to this episode, to hear Katy and Melanie discuss the importance of reading more than just personal development books, the ugly side of hustle culture, and why color-coded time blockers are a game-changer. Quotes • “One of the most important things is to be surrounded by other people who are almost willing to call you out when they are seeing signs of burnout that you don't even know exist within yourself.” (12:07-12:19 | Katy ) • “No matter what the signs are of burnout, you have to say, ‘Do I actually feel healthy? Do I feel good? Do I feel excited about the work that I get to do?' Or are things starting to feel more heavy?'”(14:57-15:15 | Melanie) • “I'm very good about saying, ‘It's done. This is not a 24/7 business.' It really is the hours I commit to.”(24:24-24:34 | Melanie) • “It's OK if you set healthy boundaries. Most business owners are afraid they're going to lose business, so we kind of address that fear first. If someone can't wait for you to respond for five hours or six hours because you are spending time with your family, they're not your ideal client.” (26:02-26:20 | Katy) Connect with Melanie Mitro and Katy Ursta: Website | https://chicinfluencer.com/ Instagram | http://www.instagram.com/chicinfluencer Instagram for Melanie | http://www.instagram.com/melaniemitro Instagram for Katy | http://www.instagram.com/katy_ursta Please don't forget to rate, comment, and subscribe to Dear FoundHer on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! You can now work with Lindsay 1:1 to build the community for your personal brand or company through the same method she used to grow and scale her business. Fill out the form here and set up a FREE 30-minute consultation. You can also: • Take Lindsay's FREE 7-Day Social Media Challenge • 5 Tips and Tools to Set Up Your Business • Follow Lindsay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindsaypinchuk Use code FoundHer for 50% off your first month with both HiveCast and Fireside Podcast production and show notes provided by HiveCast.fm

Made2nspire
Episode 86:The Business of Self-Mastery

Made2nspire

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 38:47


It is crazy to think that the person who gets up every day at 6 am to work out can be the same person to eats an entire box of doughnuts in one sitting. That's right, we can be our own best friend and or our worst enemy. Ironically, the path to everything we want begins with us and our self-mastery. Self-mastery begins with self-awareness because it is usually in the small insignificant things that shape our lives. In general, these things that are easy to do, are also the things that are easy not to do. Thus, self-mastery is “the ability to take control of your own life”, it allows you to identify as well as understand your own thought processes, habits, and actions. Once you understand something it is easier to influence it in life and business. You are your business and your business's outcomes are a reflection of what you are doing and not doing. In this episode, you will discover: Strategies to help recognize and understand your thought processes. The 3 principles of self-mastery. A method for capturing and reframing your negative talk. Robin Sharma, one of the world's top leadership experts, argues “The swiftest way to triple your success is to double your investment in personal development.” Success starts with self-mastery, it begins with one's self-awareness and understanding. Only when one has mastered self can one truly begin to figure anything else out. Join us this week as we discuss tips, tools, and techniques to master yourself, so you can start taking action towards your dreams and future today. RESOURCES AND LINKS ON SHOW Canva Rocketbook Millions of Possibilities: Taking your Ideas from Inspiration to Monetization Made2BFit The Mentors Studio FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL! Instagram Facebook Twitter MADE2SNPIRE LINKS Dream-Slayer T-shirt link: https://made2nspire.omcheckout.com/dream-slayer-shirts Book link: https://www.millionsofpossibilitiesbook.com/ GET IN THE KNOW! ==> Subscribe to our Email List Rate, Review, & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts If you haven't done so already, subscribe to the podcast now. We will be adding a bunch of bonus episodes that you don't want to miss!! Subscribe now! and share this episode with your friends and family.

JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode106 Lee Harvey Oswald Part 7 Sent to Minsk

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 23:16


Episode 106  is the seventh  episode in season two of JFK The Enduring Secret.  We begin our wander this season with an in depth review of Lee Harvey Oswald, the principal character in the JFK assassination   Episode 106 is a story tell and focuses on  the first few days of Oswald's  travel and arrival in Minsk where he was sent by the Russian authorities after his suicide attempt in Moscow.  Join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story.   Our episodes have now begun  to explore  an array of matters that  dive into a deeper  darkness  related to what  went on that day in Dallas and in the  period before and after the assassination.  Matters   that possibly point  to a  wider  and more sinister  plot to kill the president and  that clearly call into question the theory that there was a  lone assassin.   Complex cases without  an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important.  Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world forever.

Real Estate News: Real Estate Investing Podcast
The Real Estate News Brief: Inflation as Top Economic Priority, Homebuyer Budget Reduction, Falling Lumber Prices

Real Estate News: Real Estate Investing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 6:06


In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending June 4th, 2022... what's being done about inflation, how inflation is impacting homebuyers, and why lumber prices are actually falling.Hi, I'm Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate News for Investors. If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a review.Economic News We begin with economic news from this past week, and lots of talk about inflation. President Biden launched a new effort last week to tackle inflation. As reported by the Washington Post, he was apparently fuming to aides that not enough was being done to control inflation. That turned into a flurry of activity to get the ball rolling and send a positive message to the American people. He met with both Federal Reserve Chief Jerome Powell and Former Fed Chief Janet Yellen in the Oval Office, and said in a public address that fighting inflation was his top economic priority. (1)President Biden also published an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal outlining a three-part strategy for fighting inflation. The first part involves the Federal Reserve's responsibility for controlling inflation, which it's now doing with aggressive rate hikes. Biden says he won't meddle with that, but for part two, he says he will do what he can, or with the help of Congress, “to make things more affordable for families.” That includes an effort to lower prices for gas, utilities, prescription drugs, and other everyday goods. The third part involves deficit reduction. The Congressional Budget Office projected the deficit will fall by $1.7 trillion this year. Biden wants to see even more of a reduction with what he calls “common-sense” tax reforms. (2)*Ironically, what was not mentioned was the Fed's stimulus, and the trillions of dollars that were created over the past two years that increased the money supply by nearly 50%. Additionally, the Fed had continued to buy Mortgage Backed Securities to support the housing market, until spring of 2022, when home prices had already increased by 20%. So in my opinion, the Federal Reserve together with the US government contributed to the inflation they are now trying to combat with rapidly rising rates and Quantitative Tightening. If you'd like to hear more about my opinions on how we got here, listen to the new podcast, On the Market, which is sponsored by FundRise. I am a regular guest expert on that show, and we go into detail on what's behind the headlines.There's a bit of good news about Social Security thanks to the strong job market recovery. The Treasury Department says that Social Security benefits are now fully funded through 2034. That's one year longer than previous estimates. It also says the disability insurance program has enough funds to pay full benefits for the next 75 years, through 2097. Last year, Treasury officials said that funds would be gone by 2057. (6)Unemployment claims fell for a second week in a row. There were just 200,000 initial claims, and 1.31 million continuing claims. Continuing claims are the lowest since 1969. (7) The unemployment rate in May was at 3.6%. (8)Now to the housing market: Construction spending was .2% higher in April, mostly due to money spent on residential construction. It was up .5% for single-family homes, .8% for multi-family buildings, and down for non-residential private and public construction. (9)*The latest Case-Shiller home price report shows that prices hit a new record high in April. The 20-city index was up 3.1% in April for a yearly rate of 21.2%. Keep in mind that April closings probably had rate locks in March, before interest rates increased two points.(10)Mortgage Rates Mortgage rates didn't move much this last week. Freddie Mac says the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage was down just one basis point, to 5.09%. The 15-year was up one point to 4.32%. (11) Purchase applications are now about 14% lower than they were a year ago, thanks to higher rates. The Mortgage Bankers Association says the average contract rate for a 30-year with a 20% down payment was 5.33% last week. (12)In other news making headlines...Inflation Impact on Homebuyer's BudgetInflation is taking a huge bite out of the homebuyer's budget. According to the National Association of Realtors, homebuyers have to chop $40,000 off their budget for a home because they are paying more for everything else. (13)NAR says the average consumer is paying about $500 more per month compared to a year ago. That's an extra $6,000 a year. NAR'S chief economist Lawrence Yun expects a 10% decrease in housing demand thanks to higher prices, although he still expects a 5% increase in home prices because of the tight inventory. Lumber Prices TumbleLumber prices are coming back down to earth. The National Association of Homebuilders says they fell 12% this last week to their lowest level so far this year. (14) The Wall Street Journal reports that prices are coming down because the housing market is cooling off a bit. It says that orders for lumber are slowing down so inventories are building up, and sawmills are slashing prices.That's it for today. Check the show notes for links. And please remember to hit the subscribe button, and leave a review!You can also join RealWealth for free at newsforinvestors.com. As a member, you have access to the Investor Portal where you can view sample property pro-formas and connect with our network of resources, including experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more. Thanks for listening. I'm Kathy Fettke.Links:1 -https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/05/31/biden-inflation-frustration/2 -https://www.wsj.com/articles/my-plan-for-fighting-inflation-joe-biden-gas-prices-economy-unemployment-jobs-covid-11653940654?mod=opinion_lead_pos53 -https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/03/feds-mester-says-inflation-hasnt-peaked-and-multiple-half-point-rate-hikes-are-needed.html4 -https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/02/fed-vice-chair-lael-brainard-says-its-hard-to-see-the-case-for-the-fed-pausing-rate-hikes-.html5 -https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/01/the-feds-mary-daly-says-rate-hikes-should-continue-until-inflation-is-tamed.html6 -https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/02/social-security-trust-fund-will-be-able-to-pay-benefits-longer-than-expected.html?&qsearchterm=social%20security7 -https://www.marketwatch.com/story/u-s-unemployment-claims-drop-to-200-000-as-layoffs-fall-to-lowest-level-on-record-11654173646?mod=economy-politics8 -https://www.marketwatch.com/story/coming-up-u-s-jobs-report-for-may-11654257620?mod=economic-report9 -https://www.marketwatch.com/story/u-s-construction-spending-rose-slightly-in-april-271654094325?mod=search_headline10 -https://www.marketwatch.com/story/increase-in-u-s-home-prices-hits-another-record-high-case-shiller-shows-11654004193?mod=bnbh_mwarticle11 -https://www.freddiemac.com/pmms12 -https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2022/06/02/mortgage-applications-are-falling13 -https://www.realtrends.com/articles/inflation-cuts-homebuyer-budgets-by-40000/14 -https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2022/06/03/the-lumber-bubble-may-have-just-burst15 -https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2022/06/01/top-cities-for-renting-in-2022

Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast
#256: Why It's Important to Practice Due Diligence To Protect Your Business From Potential Risks

Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 22:12


Being unaware of the law does not excuse you from it. In this episode, Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner, and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast, talks about the importance of due diligence when taking advice. There are those who claim to be "experts" in their field but, ironically, spread misinformation, even illegal advice that could cost professionals their licenses. After listening to a podcast sharing such grave inaccuracies, Jason shares valuable insights on avoiding misinformation and seeking real professional advice.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Jason came across a podcast where the host claims to be a "Healthcare Business Expert." Ironically, pieces of advice given during the show were utterly inaccurate, even downright illegal. The consultant gave poor advice that could potentially cause people their medical licenses. One piece of advice was to work as a 1099 Contractor using your clinic's name, which risks the business entity's assets if things go wrong. It's important to work with competent consultants who've spent hours studying and are not afraid to admit what they don't know. If you don't know the rules of the Nurse Practice Act in your state, you should not be advising anybody. Read the laws word-per-word. Do not blindly follow and apply the advice you receive from anyone. Hire experienced consultants and attorneys. Invest at least five to seven thousand dollars in attorney consulting before starting your business. Thousands of dollars in consultations and legal fees are nothing considering the trouble it will save you from down the line.   3 KEY POINTS Always exercise your due diligence when absorbing information. Know the "Nurse Practice Act" in the state you're practicing in. Get good legal advice. Hire experienced consultants and attorneys.   TWEETABLE QUOTES "Get good legal advice. Among tens of thousands of lines of laws, violating just one line could cost you everything." – Jason Duprat "A good consultant shares what he knows, but a great consultant admits what he doesn't know." – Jason Duprat   RESOURCES Want to become a Ketamine Therapy provider? Enroll NOW in The Ketamine Academy course: https://www.ketamineprofessionals.com/enroll Connect with Jason Duprat:  LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | support@jasonduprat.com Have a healthcare business question? Want to request a podcast topic? Text me at 407-972-0084 and I'll add you to my contacts. Occasionally, I'll share important announcements and answer your questions as well. I'm excited to connect with you! Do you enjoy our podcast? Leave a rating and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/hea Don't want to miss an episode? Subscribe and follow: https://followthepodcast.com/hea   #HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #healthcare #HealthcareBoss #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #podcast #businessgrowth #teamgrowth #digitalbusiness

BE with Champions
Seth Pepper - High-Performance Mental Coach

BE with Champions

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 74:34


Seth Pepper has developed mental training systems that have helped Olympians, World Champions, Netflix film directors, and executives optimize their potential.   With over 25 years of experience competing and coaching when the stakes are at their greatest, Seth has seen first-hand the results the power of the mind can deliver … both good and bad. Seth helps elite performers unlock the secret of how to utilize pressure to unlock peak performance. Yes, pressure … can be good. What would life look like if you could not fail?   Timestamps 0:00 - Introduction to show 2:05 - Interview starts 3:29 - Seth explains his journey to become a high performance coach. From his early sporting achievements through to his tougher times that helped him to understand himself at a deeper level. 14:41 - Everything serves us moving forward ... it might not make sense now, but lean into it as it will become evident what the learning is and how you can utilise it to achieve. It may look like a dis-advantage at the time ... but it will become an advantage. Learn as many lessons as you can in the shortest amount of time. 16:03 - Seth taught himself to create a vision for himself. Your thoughts ... become your words ... become your actions. 18:33 - Being given some 'space to explore' can be critical to success. Frank Busch coached Seth, and became a significant mentor in his life. Ironically, Frank was close to quitting coaching to become a realtor at the time he met Seth, but went on to have a very successful coaching career. 22:56 - What appears to be courage, often the ability or openness to look foolish ... Mike Tyson has a quote "It's only delusional if it doesn't come true". Seth explains how his obsession for his vision to win drove him and the techniques he applied to achieve his athletic dreams. 29:21 - How do we optimize dreams. How much does realism come into our vision and goals? Seth explains his definition of the 'flow state' and how he believes we can achieve any goal we set. 33:56 - The movie version meets the reality version - Seth explains how his trajectory to winning nationals and how his early vision intersected with his achievements. 37:59 - Pressure is like a magnifying glass. Being able to handle pressure at critical times is exemplified in Seth's story about this Olympic finals story. 46:05 - The joy in helping others drives Seth today and he explains some of the models around how he applies his life learnings and experiences to help people achieve. Personal experience is a sacred space ... cause it's a battlefield out there. It's an extreme pressure that happens in life that you must experience if you wish to help others achieve. 48:42 - Good coaching is more like an art ... rather than a science. Seth explains his method of coaching elite people. 52:32 - 3 Questions. Do you know who you are, do you know what you want, and are you in control of your life? When you know who you are, you can navigate towards your dreams and goals more efficiently. 55:42 - Seth explains how he helps people to find their 'flow state'. (note to self; Don't make 'death' the consequence to your motivation to get into action) 1:08:43 - Having the winners mindset that you WILL outlast, you WILL out perform, and you WILL improve transfers to any industry, any individual. Seth explains how he works with different people on their confidence. From Netflix Directors, to Salespeople, to Athletes. 1:13:57 - Interview ends   Find Seth Pepper at: Web: http://www.sethpepper.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sethpepper Twitter: https://twitter.com/sethpepper

Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk
Millennials in America: Insights into a Generation of Growing Influence - Part 2

Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 25:55


On today's edition of Family Talk, researcher George Barna continues to discuss his latest findings on Millennials to our own Dr. Tim Clinton. Barna reveals that 25-40 year-olds tend not only to reject the Bible as truth, but they also subscribe to the idea that truth comes from within. Ironically, most of them still consider themselves to be Christians. To Millennials, being a believer has nothing to do with Jesus, God, or the Bible. Rather, it's just about being a good person. However, if they encounter authentic Christians whose lives have been transformed, they will listen. While we are sobered by the overwhelming statistical data that proves most Millennials lack a biblical worldview, we must remain encouraged that as Christians, we can offer them hope through our personal testimonies.