Do you ever find yourself stuck in a pickle when making major investments for your business? Whether it's spending on your family, or even yourself--I'm here to teach you how to come out of that decision satisfied with your choice.
Deciding where to invest requires more consideration than just looking at the areas where people are moving to. Listen to this episode to find out the best markets for investment properties. Key takeaways to listen for The influence of job growth and diversity on population growth Why you should avoid markets with tough landlord-tenant laws Geographical features you should pay attention to Resources mentioned in this episode Wealth Without Wall Street Connect with Us Want to learn more about real estate investing? Visit Integrity Holdings Group to sign up for our 7 Day Passive Real Estate Investing Course (it's free)!
Andrew Siciliano joined Baskin and Phelps to talk about the Browns' week 3 win over the Bears, his thoughts on how the defense performed, and whether or not Justin Fields should have started for Chicago. He discussed all of the biggest story lines in the NFL from week 3 as well as his impressions on the Vikings and how he thinks the Browns will match up. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As the winter season approaches and hundreds of thousands of Irish people begin to return to offices, colleges and hospitality venues, attention has turned to how to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in enclosed spaces, with ventilation a key factor.
Is your manufacturing customer at the center of your business? They better be! Keith Pigues , co-founder of Luminas Strategy, shares his secret sauce to centering on the customer and accelerating the growth rate of a manufacturing business. This is a not to miss episode. Articles and resources reference in this episode:Connect with Keith Pigues on LinkedIn or TwitterCheck Luminas Strategy onlineDownload his latest book, Winning with Customers: A Playbook for B2BConnect with host James Soto on LinkedInIf you haven't already, be sure to listen and review Industrial Strength Marketing to let us know what you think of the show.Want some of the best industrial business growth insights? Visit our INDUSTRIAL Insights destination for the very latest topics and trends on industrial business growth and marketing strategy. About the ShowAs a top manufacturing podcast, we're focused on what matters most to industrial marketers and executives tasked with developing and delivering on a strategic growth agenda. Featuring inspiring conversations with manufacturing and B2B marketing leaders on the lessons learned along the way, this show exists to deliver insights that help you grow your business.Are you looking to share your expertise with industrial prospects, influencers, and leaders across the supply chain? Apply to be a guest on the show.
Today's Co-Hosts: Ben Criddle (@criddlebenjamin) Subscribe to the Cougar Sports with Ben Criddle podcast:Apple Podcastshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-sports-with-ben-criddle/id996764363Google Podcastshttps://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc3ByZWFrZXIuY29tL3Nob3cvMTM2OTkzOS9lcGlzb2Rlcy9mZWVkSpotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/7dZvrG1ZtKkfgqGenR3S2mPocket Castshttps://pca.st/SU8aOvercasthttps://overcast.fm/itunes996764363/cougar-sports-with-ben-criddle-byuSpreakerhttps://www.spreaker.com/show/cougar-sports-with-ben-criddleStitcherhttps://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=66416iHeartRadiohttps://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-cougar-sports-with-29418022TuneInhttps://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports-Talk--News/Cougar-Sports-with-Ben-Criddle-p731529/
Doug Dieken joined Baskin and Phelps to preview the Browns upcoming game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He talked about the revamped defense and how long he thinks it will take the line to find chemistry. He gave his keys to the game and what he thinks the Browns need to do to win their season opener in Kansas City. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Join Nick Slavik and estimator Andy as they drive back home from the Ask A Painter Live Summer retreat. In this episode, Nick recaps the main talking points and highlights of the retreat while providing specific advice on why considering factors like balancing business and career, avoiding distractions, and networking are vital to succeed in the painting and coatings industry. Watch the episode on PCA Overdrive PCA Overdrive is free for members. Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after. Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play. Become a PCA member
After over twenty years in business including owning her own marketing communications company for 14 years with clients in the U.S., Europe and South America, Margaret Combs moved on to work for a large corporation in the cable industry. She was then asked to run a development organization (CTAM) for the cable tv and telecommunications industries. After a number of years in Washington with CTAM, she served as President of a cable television network and later, after a move to Florida for her husband's health, she ran an intellectual property and manufacturing company. In 2017 she retired to focus on learning everything she could about PTSD after the suicide death of a dear friend, a military physician. After his funeral she began to write, using all she had learned in her studies of that incurable illness, PTSD that afflicted so many of our post 9/11 war military. Her latest book, The Journey from Hope to Healing weaves the five key factors for learning to live comfortably and cope with PTSD. A mother and grandmother, Mrs. Combs lives and works in Florida and serves on the Board of Directors of Gratitude America, one of the nation's most successful treatment programs for veterans with PTSD.
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Hemp is quickly becoming one of the most popular crops to grow, and also one of the most challenging. Reference information for growing hemp is not very plentiful today and making hemp growing a little more challenging. Fortunately, Jain Irrigation developed a comprehensive design guide for irrigating hemp. Making the irrigation challenge for hemp a little less challenging. This Wednesday, August 18th we will cover some popular topics from our Hemp Irrigation Design Guide while fielding any questions attendees may have. Special Guest: Michael Derewenko.
Frequently Asked Questions for Home SellersSegment 2Frequently Asked Questions about Selling a HomeBarb, I know many people ask you questions when getting ready to sell their homes. What are the top frequently asked questions from home sellers about selling their homes?Inventory: 842 SF Homes on the MarketEl Paso Teller and Elbert Counties 1/3 what we Normally HaveHome values have increase by 24.9% in just 1 year!Yet NOT EVERY Home Sells with Bidding Wars!Another seller I just closed interviewed other agents. They told me at closing the other agents were recommending a price $75,000 UNDER what I sold their home for.Under- pricing will cause a sale yes but for what price?I'm Barb Schlinker with YHSGRC…I have helped thousands of home sellers sell for top dollarIf you are thinking of making a move and would likePlus we are offering a Free Report entitled the : Top Frequently asked questions when selling a home.Visit www.BarbHasTheBuyers.comClick on the GREEN Button to Download or call719 301 3900FAQ: What improvement will I need to do to get my home ready for sale?This is what we do multiple times every week.We come out, and take the grand tour:Give you tips on what to do and MORE IMPORTANTLY WHAT NOT TO do to get your home ready to sell.FAQ: What To Expect When You Call:Get a great idea on how much your home will sell for in this marketAnd show you how much you will put in your pocket when it sells.To order your report go to BarbHasTHEBuyers.com Click on the Green Button orCall us at 719 301 3900FAQ: How does a home seller pick the best real estate agent for me?1. 80% of real estate agents get out of the business every 5 years2. 74% sell 3 or less homes per year3. We have a FREE report on our website “10 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent4. Go to BarbHasTheBuyers.com and click on the Green Button or call us at 719 301 3900FAQ: Should I sign a long-term contract when hiring an agent to handle the sale?People do NOT sell a home very often!a. Communication issuesb. Legal Issuesc. Disclosure Issuesd. Agent Issuese. Marketing Issuesf. Closing Issuesg. Mrs G StoryThe length of the agreement depends on several factors:How quickly home sellPricing and price range of the homeWhat the agent has actually promisedThere is a cancellation clause built into our state contracts…but its tied to what they “promised to do”, its very unclear.The state forms do NOT say anything about performance, just the legaleaze of the agreement.Mountain Shadows New Home StoryAgent did not performAsked Seller for Extra Commission AFTER he was fired if any buyer came through bought the home.That clause was not in the original agreement.How does behavior like that affect an agent's reputation?Our Goal: Clients so happy with our service they want to tell their friends and family. We Want to Serve More Clients so we can Give Back to More Veterans CausesIf you are thinking of making a move… give us a callat 719 301 3900You are listening to the Real Estate Voice with myself Barb Schlinker of Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty, if you are interested in selling or buying call Barb at 719 301 3900 We are talking Barb about the top home seller frequently asked questions, what are some more you can share with us?* FAQ: How a Home Seller can be prepared for buyers coming through their home and how those are scheduled.You control:Dates and times showings are allowedHow much notice is required for showingsWhen you do NOT want showingsWe Help with How it Shows!FAQ: How Does a Home Seller Maximize their Home Sale Potential?1. 5 Key Factors:a. Price – you controlb. Location – you cannot controlc. Curb appeal – you cont
Picking the right balance between cloud technologies and on-prem solutions can be a major challenge. In this episode, Ken Presti speaks with Howard Shaw, director of technical strategy & engineering at SHI, about best practices to navigate Hybrid IT. 3:42 Key Factors 6:26 Is Hybrid an Interim Strategy? 10:00 Cost vs. Performance 14:39 Sorting through Options
Relationships take work and sometimes we want an easy answer to our relationship issues. The secret is there is no secret! There are many factors that lead to successful relationships. Listen to today's show to understand some of the key factors for relationship success according to a relationship therapist who's been practicing and married for 27 years. In this episode with Colin Wilford, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Understanding how personalities shape our relationships Daily communication suggestions you can implement now The importance of cultivating empathy to improve your relationship How egocentric behaviors can bring your relationship down How to share a life but not lose your independence Changing your perspective when in conflict with your partner And much more! For more information on our guest, and for the episode links visit: https://idopodcast.com/312 Sign up for our 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge here: 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge Do you want to hear more on this topic? Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe Sponsors Headspace: You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Visit Headspace.com/IDO for a FREE one-month trial with access to Headspace's full library of meditations for every situation. Dipsea is an audio app full of short, sexy stories and guided sessions that are designed to turn you on and help you get in touch with yourself. Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/IDO. Spark My Relationship Course: Get $100 off our online course. Visit SparkMyRelationship.com/Unlock for our special offer just for our I Do Podcast listeners! If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! – Chase & Sarah
In this episode I share the key responsibilities of an assistant coach as well as key ingredients that make an efficient assistant coach. This episode is for both head coaches and assistant coaches. Topics discussed are: Recruiting Working with athletes Scouting Film Stats Relationship between head coach and assistant coach And a couple more key ideas. Click here to join waitlist for Digital Volleyball Academy Reach out to me on Instagram @BrianSingh_CoachB
Bryon and I dig in to SEO, what it really is, and how to maximize your website for search engines. Bryon McCartney is a managing partner and the Chief Idea Guy at Archmark Architect Branding and Marketing, in Estero, Florida. He has more than 30 years experience in branding and marketing and has led online strategic initiatives for major clients, including Clavin Klein, General Motors, Lipton Foods, and many others. Website: https://www.archmark.co/ Links: SEO for Architects (https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fseoforarchitects.com%2F&data=04%7C01%7Ckeelin.cox%40stantec.com%7Cef554f521dad42d3704c08d95236c7e7%7C413c6f2c219a469297d3f2b4d80281e7%7C0%7C0%7C637631218472493011%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=9r%2BaTETFXvsAJtUu4Nql9ijnPugdgx5Mvxf7jkXhPv0%3D&reserved=0) Archmark, in partnership with the Architect Marketing Institute, offers an in-depth, 8-week course for architects and AEC marketers wanting to learn the highly effective Expertise Engine™ system to help you attract ideal, high-value clients and become known as a ‘go-to' resource in your areas of specialty. Suggested Archmark Blog Articles: Successful Content Marketing For Architects Starts With These 3 Essential Topics (https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.archmark.co%2Fblog%2F3-types-of-content&data=04%7C01%7Ckeelin.cox%40stantec.com%7Cd9ae8e7b248747cf833f08d951f9f0a7%7C413c6f2c219a469297d3f2b4d80281e7%7C0%7C0%7C637630957100325028%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=L%2B%2B1%2FVbsxot3Dm30b1oKhZ8jN5%2BmyNNf7fw179s%2FjQM%3D&reserved=0) Does your architecture firm website suck? Here are five steps to fix it. (https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.archmark.co%2Fblog%2Ffive-steps-to-fix-your-architecture-website&data=04%7C01%7Ckeelin.cox%40stantec.com%7Cd9ae8e7b248747cf833f08d951f9f0a7%7C413c6f2c219a469297d3f2b4d80281e7%7C0%7C0%7C637630957100335021%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=WGkd13nzzvScUvc%2BdR4UciZru8WMrfJ7kKr9TcyHmFI%3D&reserved=0) Architecture Website Design - 5 Key Factors (https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.archmark.co%2Fblog%2Ffive-website-essentials-for-architects&data=04%7C01%7Ckeelin.cox%40stantec.com%7Cd9ae8e7b248747cf833f08d951f9f0a7%7C413c6f2c219a469297d3f2b4d80281e7%7C0%7C0%7C637630957100335021%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=s12%2FUEGLgJg62CzmS4KGi4DTsUfD4E9CJrMKwc7uWMc%3D&reserved=0) SEO Strategy For Architects (https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.archmark.co%2Fblog%2Fhow-to-build-a-successful-seo-strategy-for-your-architecture-firm&data=04%7C01%7Ckeelin.cox%40stantec.com%7Cd9ae8e7b248747cf833f08d951f9f0a7%7C413c6f2c219a469297d3f2b4d80281e7%7C0%7C0%7C637630957100345015%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=7T1QweWRYF3sPueoRGGQaZWJ2ytCDCITvhU6d8ddd%2Fs%3D&reserved=0) 5 Website Design Tips for Architects (https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.archmark.co%2Fblog%2F5-things-your-firm-needs-for-a-modern-website-design&data=04%7C01%7Ckeelin.cox%40stantec.com%7Cd9ae8e7b248747cf833f08d951f9f0a7%7C413c6f2c219a469297d3f2b4d80281e7%7C0%7C0%7C637630957100345015%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=Sdp2rOOxh1rckiXkZ1UOLYS0Lj45jld1qpI4%2FdiHlwY%3D&reserved=0) How to Get Architecture Projects Online with a Digital-First Strategy (https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.archmark.co%2Fblog%2Fattract-better-projects-with-digital-branding-strategy&data=04%7C01%7Ckeelin.cox%40stantec.com%7Cd9ae8e7b248747cf833f08d951f9f0a7%7C413c6f2c219a469297d3f2b4d80281e7%7C0%7C0%7C637630957100355010%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=Vlf%2FJer438K%2FtZr2wgOrfOFEpPFBaj3uhYuP597gZa8%3D&reserved=0)
“Engage your suppliers early on the design process” - Ed Becze Everyone wants a lower price, and often the “real cost” is not realized until it's too late. In this episode, Ed Becze of Pegmatis, a highly experienced R&D company with end-to-end product development capabilities, joins us to help start-ups and design engineers like you avoid electronic product development failures. Altium 365: Where the World Designs Electronics Watch the video, click here. Show Highlights: Introduction and the interesting origin of Pegmatis's company name Ed explains the foundation of a good product development process A thoughtful development plan mitigates risk early on—engage vendors and suppliers early on the design process (understand parts, availability, vendor capabilities aligned with your product) Holistic understanding of electronic product development: strategy, cost, and your design team's experience level Start-up challenges, how to prevent failures:Understanding the risk of “development by demo” Address the lack of system-level design experience (use external expertise if needed) Don't trust the data sheets—only 5% of chipset providers give adequate design rules to follow. The rest, you are on your own. Manufacturing test is absolutely critical—test equipment and test development are often overlooked Engage early on the design process. Ed stresses the benefits of nurturing your relationships with your vendors and manufacturers. Successful product development relies exclusively on your network—find capable vendors Supply chain intelligence, plan ahead when coping with supply challenges Cost reduction—do it, but follow the process that is within the constraints of what you intended to create. What are the costs of NOT thoughtfully designing? It's huge! Money and time. Delays inTime to market are extremely expensive. Links and Resources: Pegmatis Website Ed Becze on LinkedIn Full OnTrack Podcast Library Altium Website Download your Altium Designer Free Trial Altium 365: Where the World Designs Electronics
Praemium's Martin Morris talks to Terry Bell of advice consultancy firm Business Health about their latest research Practice Management by the Numbers and some of the key findings of how advice practices across Australia are performing against 7 key metrics and some valuable insights for future success.
How does attachment affect your mental health? Join celebrity pain and mental health expert Dr. James Flowers, his co-Host Robin French, and VIP guest Arti Patel as they discuss what attachment disorder looks like.
We've talked about the 'why', and we've talked about the 'how', but in this episode we're going to talk about all the factors you need to consider before hitting the 'order' button! Alec and Bryce talk about currency risk (including the dreaded, to hedge or not to hedge question!?), where to find the information you need, and how to think about building a portfolio.Pre order the book on Booktopia or Amazon now. If you want to let Alec or Bryce know what you think of an episode, contact them here. Some of our favourite resources and offers to help you during your journey:$50-$200 OFF some amazing investing courses by our friend-of-the-show, OwenTrack your investment portfolio with Sharesight.Get a free stock when you sign-up to Stake, using the code EQUITYMATESGet exclusive access to our favourite data and insights platform, TIKRTake the emotion out of investing in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Gold and Silver with micro-investing app, Bamboo. Use EQUITY MATES for $10 when you sign-upGet $15 of Bitcoin, using one of our favourite crypto-currency exchanges, SwyftxGet 5 free trades if you plan to use the broker SelfWealth Make sure you don't miss anything Equity Mates related by signing up to our email list. And visit this page if you love everything Equity Mates and want to support our work.Any views expressed by the podcast host or any guest are their own and do not represent the views of Equity Mates Media or any other employer or associated organisation.Always remember, all information contained in this podcast is for education and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional financial, legal or tax advice. The hosts of Equity Mates are not financial professionals and are not aware of your personal financial circumstances. Before making any financial decisions you should read the Produce Disclosure Statement (PDS) and, if necessary, consult a licensed financial professional.For more information head to our Disclaimer Page, where you can find resources to search for a registered financial professional near you.*****Want more Equity Mates? Come to our... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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How do you respond to trials? I cannot say that in my life and journey, I have responded to trials well at all. I have had to do a lot of learning, healing and maturing when it comes to rising up in the midst of a trial. I am still on my journey. But I […] The post 3 Key Factors that Influence How We Respond to Trials appeared first on Mark DeJesus.
The pandemic's disruption brought with it sweeping changes to the industry that not only linger but also continue to accelerate, forcing companies to be even more agile than ever. But to be as agile as the market demands, the supply chain has to focus on key factors like visibility, orchestration, and execution and it has to respond quickly and accurately. Senthil Murugaiyan, VP of Global Services for ITOrizon and Steffanie Ness, VP of Sales at UCBOS join us to talk about how companies can innovate to survive this new normal. FOR MORE INFORMATION: UCBOS: www.ucbos.com ITORIZON: www.itorizon.com DO YOU WANT TO RESPOND TO THIS EPISODE? Call our Dialog Line: 888-878-3247 DOWNLOAD THE NEW INBOUND LOGISTICS APP featuring the updated and expanded Logistics Planner! Available on iTunes and the Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/ILMagApp http://bit.ly/ILMagAppGoogle Are you a #logistics Thought Leader that would like to be featured on the Inbound Logistics Podcast? Connect with me on Twitter: @ILMagPodcast Email me: email@example.com Connect with Inbound Logistics Magazine on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/inbound-logistics Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ILMagazine Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/InboundLogistics Catch our latest videos on YouTube: www.youtube.com/inboundlogistics Visit us at www.inboundlogistics.com
There's a common misconception that entrepreneurship has to come at a cost; that in order to make a company valuable, a trade-off must occur. If your business goes up, your personal life must come down — and there's no other way! Well, today's guest, Mac Lackey, would humbly disagree. As an entrepreneur for over 24 years, Mac has started, built and sold six companies — all of which have achieved 7 or 8 figure exits. What's more impressive, is that he didn't do it at the cost of spending less time on his family, his health, or living an exceptional life. As a devoted husband and proud father of two amazing girls, he found a way to do it all. He's traveled the world, lived abroad, met his idols, had 50 yard line season tickets to his favorite team (FC Barcelona), and never missed a “Donuts with Dad” or a chance to carve a pumpkin with his kids. Not only has Mac avoided the entrepreneurial grind that we're taught is inevitable, but he's developed a repeatable process to start, scale, and sell companies successfully — and is now showing others how they can do the same. If you want to learn how to maximize the value of your business, build a solid exit strategy, and sell at a premium (without costly trade-offs), you won't want to miss my conversation with Mac Lackey! Want the Full Show Notes? To get access to the full show notes, including audio, transcripts, and links to all the resources mentioned, visit JustinDonald.com/36 Free Gift from Mac Lackey! Get Mac's FREE report --> The 5 Key Factors a Founder Should Use to Consider IF and WHEN they Sell Also get a free assessment tool to help you determine your company's exit readiness! Visit JustinDonald.com/36 to claim your gift! Get the Lifestyle Investor Book! To get access to The Lifestyle Investor: The 10 Commandments of Cashflow Investing for Passive Income and Financial Freedom visit JustinDonald.com/book Rate & Review If you enjoyed today's episode of The Lifestyle Investor, hit the subscribe button on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, iHeart Radio, or wherever you listen, so future episodes are automatically downloaded directly to your device. You can also help by providing an honest rating & review. Reviews go a long way in helping us build awareness so that we can impact even more people. THANK YOU! Connect with Justin Donald Facebook YouTube Instagram LinkedIn Twitter
I loved every second of this episode as I interview Positive Psychologist Niyc Pidegeon and we go deep into the world of mindset for success in life and business. Known as 'The Girl Who Made Elon Musk Cry', Niyc Pidgeon is a leader with a high level network of clients and business friends, Niyc supports coaches to grow 6 & 7- figure Coaching Businesses Online and her clients have generated over $22 million dollars in the last five years. Niyc is a best selling Hay House author, award winning positive psychologist, twice certified high performance coach, and investor. She is founder of the multi million dollar brand Unstoppable Success, creator of The Positive Psychology Coach Academy Certification, and her mission is to help millions of people change their lives through positive psychology and entrepreneurship. "If you haven't read her book you have to read it - life transforming! And if you have the chance to work with her directly - get involved, because she is one of those leaders in our industry who is truly truly helping people transform the quality of their lives." – Brendon Burchard, New York Times Best Selling Author, Top 25 Most Influential Leaders in Personal Growth and Achievement, Top 100 Most Followed Public Figure in the World. You can connect and hang out with Niyc on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/niycpidge/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/niycpidgeon If you have enjoyed this episode, leave a review. Connect with Grace and Charlotte Instagram: @grace_and_charlotte_ Our Think Create Initiate Accelerator is enrolling https://bit.ly/TCIOnlineAccelerator FB Coaching Hub (Paid): Thriving Female Startup Collective P.S We understand what it's like to have an idea you're passionate about but not knowing how to make it a reality in a profitable way so you can have a reliable income other than your job. That's why we created a FREE PDF CHECKLIST - 23 Ways To Get More Clients https://bit.ly/23WaysToGetMoreClients
Drill design is a common question I get from coaches so I wanted to address some key factors that you should consider when designing and doing drills with your team. Topics discussed are: Fundamentals vs Skills Progression Competition vs non competition 6 on 6 Point system Click here for my FREE coaches workshop! Check me out on IG @BrianSingh_CoachB or daily tips and advice.
Interview with Jeroen Ouwehand. He is Global Senior Partner of the international law firm Clifford Chance. In this role, he not only represents 580 partners but also chairs the Partnership Council but he is above all the ambassador for the firm externally. The work of lawyers is all about trust, reputation, and quality. Once competing for instructions, during the pandemic there has been a flight to trusted relationships and quality and clients revert back to those relations that are strongest, which have the most trust. Trust is about being honest, about integrity, about doing the right thing when no one is watching, and about keeping promises, managing expectations, and being honest about what you can do and can't do. Within the corporate culture Clifford Chance trust-building is essential, the firm trains legal and non-legal skills, negotiation skills, presentation skills commercial awareness skills, but also many parts of curriculums are focused on trust and interpersonal skills. Internal networking is also important. Jeroen talks about his litigation practice and the mentoring program the firm built: a reverse mentoring program whereby partners are mentored by more junior lawyers or by business professionals who have a different background. He talks about second opinions, the corporate culture where trust-building is essential, Fons Trompenaars' high and low trust cultures, and the role of intimacy between client and the lawyer.
I am excited today to be joined by Marty Kendall. Marty is an engineer who seeks to optimize nutrition using a data-driven approach. His interest in nutrition began eighteen years ago to help his wife Monica gain better control of her Type 1 Diabetes. Since then, he has worked to develop a systematized approach to nutrition tailored for a wide range of goals. Marty has been sharing his learnings at OptimisingNutrition.com and has developed Nutrient Optimiser and Data-Driven Fasting to guide people on their journey of nutritional optimization. Monica was only ten years old when she was diagnosed with diabetes. She suffered decreasing control of her health until she and Marty met about fifteen years later. When they got married, neither Monica nor Marty knew anything about managing diabetes. Marty had no idea what he was getting into, but he learned quickly and found a doctor who taught them both a lot by turning their situation into a maths game. That intrigued Marty and motivated him to strive towards having healthy pregnancies by managing the numbers. Be sure to stay tuned today to hear Marty’s story and learn about his data-driven approach to good health. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN Marty shares the story of how he and Monica learned to control her diabetes by managing the numbers. Marty talks about the first step he took in helping to support his wife before she started riding the keto wave. Different people process macronutrients differently. Marty discusses the problems he had when he tried to optimize food choices for people with diabetes. Marty talks about the nutritional dogma that contributed to many metabolic diseases that we see currently in westernized countries. What energy toxicity represents. Marty provides an overview of the carb insulin index. Why you should check your blood sugar when you feel hungry, and not after you have already eaten. Whether or not you should avoid eating when your blood sugar rises more than thirty. Marty gives his take on biohacking devices like CGMs and glucometers. Using your blood sugar as a fuel gauge. Marty talks about how insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance influence people’s fat threshold. Marty describes some of the more common nutrient deficiencies. How Marty’s Nutrient Optimiser app blows away dogma and helps people select the right foods for their nutritional requirements. Navigating eating out. Marty reveals his recommendations for overcoming emotional eating, weight loss and insulin sensitivity, protein intake while on a maintenance diet, and gaining more muscle mass. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Marty Kendall On websites: Optimising Nutrition, Data-Driven Fasting, Nutrient Optimiser, or Big Fat Keto Lies On social media: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest Marty’s Offers: Data-Driven Fasting Challenge High Protein: Energy Recipe Book Fat Loss Recipe Book Book mentioned: Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss
Often times branding your business seem overwhelming and a daunting task. But the reality is there are really only a couple things you need to know and understand to be able to establish a successful small business brand. Sure there are some amazing brands out there that have cost millions or billions of dollars and have taken decades to build. Yet as a small business, there are really only two key factors of branding you need to worry about to improve you overall marketing strategy. Learn more in this week's episode.
On this weeks podcast I am joined by the Jedi master of hunting arrows Brian Broderick. We are breaking down what is and what is not necessary for a great hunting arrow. Thanks for listening! Day Six Gear DEERHUNTERPODCAST.COM Join the Community Music Credit: Hank Williams III
What’s going on everybody!? Welcome back to the Self Storage Income Podcast, I’m your host, AJ Osborne! I have to say, I get asked a ton of questions about self storage and self storage investing as a whole. But one of the most popular questions I get, especially right now is, “do I buy a storage facility, or do I build a storage facility?” The answer? YES! If your numbers work for you to just buy an already existing facility, and building doesn’t make sense, then you buy existing. If your numbers work better to build than to acquire an existing storage facility, then build! I know the answer doesn’t seem this simple, and yes, there are absolutely factors that we look at to gauge whether or not we want to buy or build a storage facility. But what exactly are those factors to look for or look at? Well, I’m going to share those factors with you on today’s podcast. I’m going to share exactly what we look for, reasons you SHOULDN’T build, key factors that tell me when to buy and when to build, and more. It really comes down to 2 very important keys… that you’ll have to learn about in the podcast today. Thanks for listening everybody, AJ The Self Storage Income Exclusive Fall Event in Coeur d’Alene Idaho (GET YOUR SEATS RESERVED ASAP!) - https://selfstorageincome.com/events/ Be sure to go to Selfstorageincome.com to get your copy of my Self Storage Playbook. This step by step playbook walks you through from start to finish - how to identify a self storage market, how to perform due diligence, how to contact a current owner, and ultimately how to land a deal and purchase a storage facility. You can also find the Self Storage Income Podcast on: iTunes Spotify Stitcher The Self Storage Income Podcast is Sponsored by: Janus International - https://www.janusintl.com/ Store Local - https://www.selfstorage.coop/aws/SL/pt/sp/home_page Live Oak Bank - liveoakbank.com/incomepodcast
Nadja Todt was born and raised in Germany, but spent 11 years abroad. She describes herself as a global citizen, change-maker, international experience expert, community connector and mentor, and a German and English language consultant. Nadja offers a program called "45 Days to Meaningful Friendships and Connections", and so I asked her to come on the podcast and discuss her insights. Her discussion centers around the what she sees as three central topics of making friendships: knowing yourself, being aware of your communication style, and making deeper connections. Nadja's links: 45 Days to Meaningful Friendships and Connections programSurvival German with NadjaNadja on FacebookNadja on InstagramNadja on LinkedInTry out Wunderbla together with ShaunWunderbla by Gymglish is an online German course for non-beginners (levels A2-C1). You get daily lessons that take around 20 minutes to complete, with immediate corrections. Try it out for one month for free, with no obligations: Learn German with WunderblaI'd love to hear your thoughts about the course! JOIN THE THE GERMANY EXPERIENCE FACEBOOK GROUP Visit the official The Germany Experience websiteSubscribe to the YouTube channel: The Germany ExperienceReview the podcast Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.orgI'm looking for guests for The Germany Experience. If you'd like to come on the show, send me your details!
I’ve got news for you, it’s probably not going to work the first time out. What’s not going to work? Your business, it’s tough to hear but whatever piece you’re putting into place is not going to work the first time. We have to embrace the idea of testing, because when we step out to do something it probably won’t work. There is a possibility that something could work right off the bat, I’ve seen it happen, if everything is in alignment and that person has no limiting beliefs to hold them back. But all it takes is just one tiny limiting belief to knock down the whole house of cards. Most of the time your business takes testing because you are levelling up to who you need to become to step out in this business, and so as you begin to step out, you’re going to test how you connect with your tribe, test your voice, test a new program, etc. Testing is fun! You get to play and be creative and find out what works best for your business. Tune in to this podcast to find out how to start out your new business, how to test in order to succeed, what to look out for and what to expect, and how to have a high conversion rate. Key Points: Why your business will not work out for you the first time How to test your business for success Why it’s important to test out everything you do for your business in order to have a higher conversion rate Resources: If you want to learn more about connecting with your soul tribe and become an extraordinary Spiritual Coach, then the Spiritual Biz Coaching Certification Program is for you. And it’s time for you to book a call with my team to see if you qualify for the program: www.spiritualbizcoaching.com Download a FREE copy of my international bestselling book Are You A Spiritual Entrepreneur? here: https://kimberlymaskaspiritualbiz.com/freeayasebook I invite you to join my free Facebook Group, Spiritual Biz Success, where you can get all of your spiritual business questions answered: https://www.facebook.com/groups/spiritualbizsuccess Credits: MUSIC PROVIDED BY: Happy Life by Fredji SC: https://soundcloud.com/fredjimusic FB: https://www.facebook.com/fredjimusic/ Promoted by MrSnooze https://youtu.be/rhV_DIoebmU
Episode no. 56 is with Erin Levine, Founder and CEO of Hello Divorce. Our discussion covers: Erin’s journey from lawyer to legal entrepreneur and why she can’t go back; What Hello Divorce is and how it was inspired by Australian lawyers; How technology is saving clients tens of thousands of dollars; Key differences between traditional practice models and Hello Divorce; What Erin has learned about people’s behaviour during divorce; The process Erin undertook to develop the products and divorce navigator; Whether you should build software or buy it off the shelf; How Erin manages the issue of unauthorised practise of law; The challenges and benefits of expanding Hello Divorce into more States; Erin’s motivation for transparent pricing and subscription services; Key differences between marketing Hello Divorce and a traditional law firm; How to develop trust online; As a busy entrepreneur, how Erin maintains her wellbeing; The one thing that has made the biggest difference to her business; Erin’s definition of legal innovation! Proudly sponsored by Neota Logic. Links: Hello Divorce FutureLaw 2021 Neota Logic Feedspot Andrea Perry-Petersen – LinkedIn - Twitter @winkiepp – andreaperrypetersen.com.au Twitter - @ReimaginingJ Facebook – Reimagining Justice group
Welcome back to the Feminine Business School podcast episode 15 and today we’re going to continue on with the theme of launches!If you haven’t listened to last week’s episode, I share the 3 key factors for my biggest launch to date. Listen here.In this episode you’ll learn:The number one reason why your launches “fail” or why you don’t even come close to hitting your launch goals,How ‘The Good Girl’ archetype sabotages the success of your launches,What you need to stop doing immediately in your launches so your audience signs up to work with you post-launch.SO LET’S DIVE INLISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS | LISTEN ON SPOTIFYLINKS & RESOURCESKeen to take up your complimentary Magnetic Business Strategy and learn how I can support you? Book Your Session HereLearn more about the Feminine Business Success Strategy in this free marketing training? SIGN UP to watch here.Learn the 3 Key Factors for My Biggest Launch To Date Listen hereLoved This Episode?If you enjoyed this episode and the Feminine Business School podcast overall, I have a favour to ask!Please take a few short minutes to subscribe, rate the podcast and write a quick review.You can simply do that on Apple Podcasts right now by clicking here. If you’re an Android user, you can follow the podcast on Spotify here. By doing this you’ll help the podcast reach more people and I’d be so appreciative! Thank you for your support!
Welcome to Season 2 of the Feminine Business School podcast and episode 14! After a little bit of a break I am excited to get back behind the mic and share what’s going on in Starting With A’s HQ, my take on running a successful and sustainable business and I also plan to interview some incredible feminine business leaders soon too! This week I am sharing some BTS of my biggest and most successful launch to date. I recently shared with my clients a full and in depth recap of exactly what I did as a part of this launch, what worked, what didn’t and my plans for improvement next time around. But I thought it would be helpful for my awesome podcast listeners, that’s you, to highlight the 3 key things that ensured I had my most pleasurable and prosperous launch in my business so far. So let’s not mess about, let’s get into it.Here’s what we’ll be covering:Why my energy was my number one priority for this launch and the practical activities I completed to calibrate my body for success,The impact of having a stressed out Nervous System on your magnetism and why it’s so important to be calibrating your body for a successful launch way BEFORE your launch goes live, How I created a new support team (both personally and professionally) to ensure my launch was pleasurable and profitable,Why I ditched being everyone’s ‘friend’ during the launch and instead stepped into my Feminine Leadership….and the significant impact this had on the women who participated in the launch event and the dramatic impact it had on my bottom line.SO LET’S DIVE INLISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS | LISTEN ON SPOTIFYLINKS & RESOURCESLearn more about the Feminine Business Success Strategy in this free marketing training? SIGN UP to watch here.Learn more about Pleasure in Business in Episode 1. Listen hereWant to know how we can partner together? Take a look at my Feminine Business Mastermind and 1:1 Private Mentoring
As a business leader, how important is it to build a company culture that ensures happiness for your employees, and consequently, for yourself? Shawn Johal learned this critical entrepreneurship lesson the hard way as he found himself trying to work with a team that is close to running the business to the ground. In this conversation with Meny Hoffman, Shawn shares some of his hard-earned lessons from this experience, including the danger of seeking growth for the sake of growth, the critical role of people in running a company, creating a hiring process that attracts great people and creates great company culture, and the importance of finding happiness in the present moment instead of focusing on some vague and distant goal. Pay close attention to the whole conversation as Shawn throws in a lot of golden nuggets of wisdom and practical tips.
A quick outlook on multifamily with Paul Kaseburg.Paul Kaseburg, Chief Investment Officer at MG Properties is back on our podcast to discuss the key factors shaping the multifamily and where the market stands. About MG PropertiesMG Properties Group specializes in the acquisition, development, rehabilitation and management of apartment communities throughout the western United States. With a commitment to “Enriching Lives Through Better Communities,” the company has provided thousands of quality living spaces for its residents, produced excellent returns for its investors, and created fulfilling career opportunities for its employees.LinksTo learn more about MG Properties Group, click herehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/kaseburg/https://www.mgproperties.com/ https://www.berkadia.com/https://www.cbre.us/ https://uli.org/https://www.nmhc.org/ A simple way to learn Real Estatehttps://realcrowduniversity.com/
There’s plenty of advice out there and different things we can try to help us take our life and business or career to the next level, but what I’ve found through years of coaching people with their health, wealth and relationship challenges and also investing in plenty of coaching and learning myself, is that there’s 3 key areas we can focus on to really help move the needle forward and allow you to generate more quality time and energy, great relationships AND have your thriving business or career! In fact, with all of my clients who commit to these areas and my mentors and other inspiring and influential leaders who focus on these 3 key factors, every area of their life is enhanced! Same for myself! In this episode I discuss them in detail. When we create a really clear, deeper understanding of why we’re thinking and acting a certain way, it gives us the power to make clear, impactful decisions that have massive impact in our personal and professional lives! If you're keen to have this as a written resource or share it with someone you know will gain benefit from it in written format, you can access at https://brettrobbo.com/3keyfactors/ (brettrobbo.com/3keyfactors) Men who listened to this episode who are interested in taking life and business/career to the next level, the 'Breakthrough Program' details are found at: https://brettrobbo.com/breakthroughprogram/ (brettrobbo.com/breakthroughprogram) Keep Thriving Legends!
In today's episode of "College Admissions Real Talk", Dr. Legatt discusses a listener question about how applicants should narrow their choice college for where to submit their applications. Host: Dr. Aviva Legatt ivyinsight.com @avivalegatt Editor: Stephanie L. Carlin stephanielcarlin.com @realstephcarlin VO: Caroline Stokes @ocarolinestokes Producer: Incontrera Consulting incontrera.com Music provided by Epidemic Sounds "Thunderbird" "Amber Lights"
On this week's episode of Taking The Hire Road, Jeremy Reymer, Founder & CEO of DriverReach, speaks with Leah Shaver, President of the National Transportation Institute, about the key factors for recruiting drivers. Apple PodcastSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts
Ever experience sourcing remorse? You bring an item home from sourcing, and somehow it's just not as cute and exciting as it was at the thrift store. You list it on Poshmark, and *crickets*. It happens to the best of us! This week, we're sharing all our best tips to help you determine whether an item is going to be a good investment for your reselling business or not. We go over the following pillars:- Style- Brand- Condition- Price/ COG- Comps- Fabric Content/ Quality Join the community on our Insta! We'd love to hear your thoughts and any tips you may have!! https://www.instagram.com/thedimestorecowgirls If you loved our show, rate & review us so that we can shout you out in a future episode!
Today's topic is something I'm super passionate about, and I think it gets a lot of people confused along the way. You've probably heard me say, “Let it be easy” but at the same time we still have to do hard things. So we're going to dive into doing difficult things today. (And on an important side note: I'm celebrating my podcast hitting a major milestone -- 100,000 downloads! Thanks to all my listeners who've helped make this possible). 6:09 - Why I really want to talk about this subject 9:32 - The uncomfortable things we face when doing something hard 14:25 - Shifting my energy to allow resting to feel easier instead of torturous Follow Lisa's journey on Instagram. Learn how to see yourself through an entirely new perspective... more admiration, more confidence, and more self-love. Sign up and grab your first 3 days of Weight Loss From Within for FREE and discover this for yourself.
In this episode, I'm going to give you a behind the scenes of some of the private training that I do with clients, specifically as it relates to investing in industrial real estate, with the growing trend of online shopping and e-commerce. If you're considering investing in warehouses or industrial real estate, this will be a great episode. Things you will learn in this episode: [00:01 - 10:20] Part 1: How to Pick the Right Industrial Property I give a brief intro about the valuable information I will talk about in this episode Talking about what isn't working or what doesn't work for you is just as valuable 3 Property deals I closed despite the good returns Risk/Challenges I faced on the deals Terms of lease The age of the buildings Things to consider when you're looking at industrial properties What are you looking for The property itself The tenant The location The returns Understanding the market, players, tenants If you're considering investing in Industrial properties, check out my book See links below [10:21 - 22:39] 5 Key Factors for Industrial Tenants from a Macro perspective Access The means for people to access the property Proximity to workforce Building Factors Size of the bay Ceiling height Loading Parking Demand fundamentals for Industrial properties GDP - Values of the goods being produced locally Inventory holding Corporate distribution systems Globalization Logistics and Supply chain e-commerce [22:40 - 25:28] Closing Segment If you are interested in my coaching and consulting program, please reach out to me through email at email@example.com or see below for my website link. Final words from me Tweetable Quotes: “I think that sometimes, showing you not always what works, but sometimes what isn't working is just as valuable.” - Shane Melanson “When you consider what it is when you're investing in commercial real estate, you're really buying a stream of income.” - Shane Melanson “When you understand your market, you understand who your players are, who your tenants are, and you've got a real sensitivity in terms of what's going on, you can make those investment decisions.” - Shane Melanson “In commercial real estate, it is very much a relationship business.” - Shane Melanson Resources mentioned in the episode: Club Syndication - Shane Melanson Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone invest in commercial real estate with confidence by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes. Follow The Investing Podcast on all Streaming platforms. Deezer, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or visit our YouTube Channel. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to go even deeper into the world of commercial real estate, head over to my website for more information on my services, new book, and my blog. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Or email me at email@example.com
EP 20: Do you want to know the #1 thing that you absolutely need to have in order for true long-term love to bloom? You cannot have a real relationship with a man with it. In this episode, Crista shares the key questions you need to ask yourself before you even go exclusive with a man. They will help you determine the long-term potential and help you navigate your journey towards a fulfilling and long-term partnership. To learn more about Crista Beck’s work and the resources mentioned in this episode click here: https://cristabeck.com/key-factor-for-true-long-term-love
I always say, you can hustle your way to 7-figures, but you can’t hustle your way past it. You can work until you burnout, but you will always need that extra push to get to the next level. This week, Carl Gould, Business Growth Strategist, shares the key factors of growing to seven-figures. Carl and I discuss: The must-understand difference between growing and scaling. One of the biggest mistakes that early stage entrepreneurs make. How to weather the winter season of business. Make sure to tune into this episode to hear more about how Carl helps his clients grow their multi-million dollar businesses! Learn more about Carl here: https://carlgould.com or listen to his podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/carl-gould-70secondceo Check out my new free new training on www.yournextmillion.me, where several of my seven figure clients and colleagues share what they're doing in the next year to scale their businesses to the multi-million dollar mark and beyond.
In this episode, Stephen, Lexie, and Brooke talk all about the key factors when it comes to creating a caloric deficit. What does it mean to be in a caloric deficit and what are some ways in which you can go about ensuring that you are placing yourself in a true deficit for your specific goal(s)?
“Privacy - like eating and breathing - is one of life's basic requirements.” ― Katherine Neville, author The sanctuaries we call home, no matter how large or small, provide the comfort and necessary gift of privacy. We hold the key to whom will enter, who lives, who dines, who sleeps, within the four walls we pay each month a large portion of our hard earned money. Similar to our sanctuaries, we are given choices in our lives, many which take time to materialize, but with clear-eyed effort, the beauty, the serenity, can be achieved. Much like the cleanliness and tidiness of a home, we provide self-care, tend to our physical and mental well-being so we can think clearly, decide well and experience true contentment each day. The ideas, the people, the conversations, the energy we open our doors to in our physical house affect the quality of our home-life. And the good news is, we hold the key to the door. Immediately, when I think of a home and privacy, the voice of Diane Lane's character Frances in Under the Tuscan Sun dances through my mind, "What are four walls, anyway? They are what they contain. The house protects the dreamer." And we all need to dream, to give ourselves time and the space to explore our wildest hopes and desires, to become fully acquainted with what sparks joy in our own hearts and minds void of society's influence. A crucial component to living a life of sincerity, to tapping into and discovering our unique potential which the world wants us to share is having the privacy to do so, to finding a steady contentment in each of our days no matter what is swirling around us. So much of our lives is out of our control, but there is much that can be within our control when we become aware of these aspects of our lives (explore these posts and episodes on this exact topic of control). "Maintaining some degree of control over interactions with other people is crucial to our psychological well-being." —Dr. Frank T. McAndrew The key to a home of tranquility and the key to a tranquil life is to establish a personal privacy approach determining who and what can have access to various aspects of your life. Professor of Psychology Dr. Frank T. McAndrew explains how we have four types of privacy in our lives - solitude, intimacy, anonymity, and reserve. Understanding what each type of privacy is as well as how much we need of each (and we do need some level of each in our lives - although, the amount will differ from person to person) helps us to better understand how to find deeper contentment in our everyday lives. Today we'll explore how to find the balance of healthy personal privacy which can elevate the quality of our lives. Recently, as many TSLL readers and podcast listeners know, I reformed my own privacy boundaries here on the blog this past October and while there were some who pushed back as I was changing what they had become accustomed, the personal peace I gave myself has been priceless. 1.Do the homework for the course on You In many ways our entire life is the Course on Ourselves 101 (if we choose to enroll and pay attention), but as I shared in 2011 and further in my first book, sharing more than what is consciously or unconsciously comfortable is often a reflection of our own insecurity and our need to be approved externally regarding how we are living our lives. By exploring our true needs, being honest with ourselves about the skills we need to learn and/or improve, we grow as a human being who can be clear-eyed about the true level of privacy versus openness which harmonizes best with the life we want to live. ~In my second book, two chapters are entirely dedicated building our Toolbox to live well. One chapter explores the helpful skills we can all cultivate in our own lives and the second chapter explores how to unearth and strengthen our unique skills which are innate to us if only we knew how to find them. ~Read the three-part series, Why Not . . . Get to Know Yourself? 2. The importance of solitude “Solitude sometimes is best society.” ― John Milton As shared in episode #90 focusing on the Power of Solitude, it is when we gift ourselves with solitude - time alone in our own company - we are as Frédéric Lenoir (author of Happiness: A Philosopher’s Guide) then able to to make sense of our “deeper nature” - a vital component to discovering true happiness or as I describe it - true contentment. Essentially, in order to do the homework suggested in #1, we must find time for regular alone time. Each of us will need our custom amount, but even extroverts, like introverts, need regular solitude. 3. The dangerous cement wall of self-protection A healthy personal privacy approach evolves as we grow and become better students of ourselves and aware of our strengths and the truths of the world. When we have been hurt after having bravely chosen to be vulnerable, the natural human response is to pull back, self-protect and heal. And heal we must. Sometimes healing comes in the form of simply finding your true foundation of self - time with yourself without the poking of the world. In time, we feel rested and resolved that we can move forward healthily without projecting our pain or assumptions onto others who were not part of our past, but sometimes, we are unaware that we have created a permanent cement wall which disconnects us unhealthily from the world and making healthy connections. In the latter example, reaching out for an expert's help - a counselor perhaps - is a healthy investment in understanding the delicate dance of finding the best personal privacy approach. From my own experience, I too have walled myself off at times after a relationship comes to a painful, albeit necessary end. And in the short-term, it was a healthy choice, but the pain, the hurt can radiate out into other aspects of our lives blocking us off from moving forward and establishing new, better connections with others. 4. Know when it is okay to open up more with others Described in Psychology Today as "bids of trust", when we gradually explore whether to welcome someone further into our private life, take it slow, be present and engage gradually. As shared in episode #140 when talking about Emotional Intelligence, this action is known as bidding, and a reciprocal bidding engagement is one of the keys to healthy, intimate relationships. In other words, don't keep opening up if the person you are trying to engage with doesn't respond to your bids. 5. Healthy maintainence of privacy requires we be present in our lives each day, each interaction When it comes to any means by which you are sharing your life with the public - a conversation with a neighbor, a posting on social media, the clothes you are wearing, what you share at work with staff, clients or students, first, be sure you are responding rather than reacting to the situation (or a situation), and fully explore why you feel you need to share with the particular person information you are sharing? Have you dealt with your feelings around the event or situation or is this your way of working through it? If the latter is the case, check why you are sharing your emotional journey with a complete stranger or acquaintance. What are you seeking to gain? Knowledge of our intentions when we share will help us better understand if we should share. Meaning, will we in hindsight wish we had not revealed so much. Let me take an example from my high school students: if you are choosing to wear a particular top or dress or outfit because it epitomizes you - wear it with absolute aplomb, but, if after being honest with yourself, you are wearing it to see who will react, who will applaud, who will be interested in you "now", then you may be wearing it due to your own insecurities and lack of self-acceptance. The same example is true for social media - why are you posting what you are posting - (1) to communicate a true personal value OR to follow? (2) to contribute a positive solution to a problem OR to vent?; (3) to confirm what you know to be true about yourself and your life OR to not be left behind or left out? "Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others." — Brené Brown When it comes to the healthy alternative if you find yourself in the latter examples shared above, let's take a look at all three: (1) Rather than acting or posting in order to follow the crowd, why not first (reverting back to #1) take the time to get to know yourself and in so doing, you will be strengthening your inner-self which is where the only source of reassurance resides (listen to episode #273). (2) Instead of venting, journal it out, engage in physical exercise, give yourself 24-hours, talk to one person who you have an intimate relationship but frame the conversation so that it is constructive, not reactionary. (3) Lastly, if you are posting or sharing in order to not be left out, first seek self-approval and then explore the need you are seeking from others - love? reduction of stress? connection? community? The best way to cultivate the latter starts with patience, self-awareness, generosity and lack of expectation. Admittedly, when we are in the throws of insecurity, we may not be able to consciously identify our actions as coming from a place of insecurity rather than truth. Sometimes the most powerful teacher is reflection. However, if we are reflecting, we can learn and apply that knowledge forward. We are each fallible human beings, and we will make mistakes. The good news about making mistakes is that we are choosing to grow, learn and follow our curiosity. Culture is powerful, but as we become self-aware, we have the opportunity to recognize ahead of time what is trying to speak for us and when we are speaking or acting for ourselves (hint: the goal is the latter :)). ~Listen/Read Episode #145: Responding vs. Reacting - The Difference ~Read Self-Acceptance: A Powerful Tool ~Listen/Read Episode #143: Examining the Benefits of Self-Awareness ~Listen/Read Episode #273: 12 Key Factors to Life-Long Physical and Mental Good Health 6. Free yourself to be your true self in public The beautiful paradox of establishing healthy personal privacy is that you can be more fully yourself in public. Share what you want to share, how you want to share it because you have a stable and secure center which can only be found within. When you know you are not making decisions, sharing or reacting to gain something you don't feel you can give yourself, you are revealing inner clarity and strength. You are not sharing anything you have not already dealt with or worked through, and by sharing it you may be either directly or indirectly trying to help others. The best key to knowing when your personal privacy practice is out of sync with your true self is when you feel at the very least discontent and at the worst, deep pain and heartache. Explore the items listed above, have an honest conversation with yourself. Be patient with yourself as you come to understand more fully your actions. Personally, my own journey of maintaining my own personal privacy is one of mistakes, corrections, tough decisions which have lead to far easier decisions (although, to the outside world they may appear difficult) and an exercise in the growth mindset. When we acknowledge mistakes and refrain from "oversharing", we are empowered not only to live a more fulfilling life for ourselves but to be better able to engage with others, understand others and cultivate healthy relationships with others. Interestingly enough, another privacy paradox which is helpful to understand along our journey toward fulfillment: Putting up a boundary can be just as necessary as taking down the boundary. Knowing which should happen comes with self-knowledge and security with oneself. Each are skills, and we all can learn and strengthen them in our own lives at any time. "I don't know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower." —Banksy Whether in our professional lives or our personal lives, keeping something for ourselves reminds us how priceless the relationship with ourselves is. Invest in yourself, take the time to get to know yourself, and in so doing, finding the healthy personal privacy appraoch tailored to you and where you find yourself in your life today will be all the more easier to establish. SIMILAR POSTS/EPISODES YOU MIGHT ENJOY: 11 Things You Have Control Over Right Now A Little Privacy Please: 4 Ideas for Maintaining Yours The Power of Solitude Petit Plaisir —Gardeners' World Magazine Yep, it ships the print copy each month to you, here in the states (if you are located in the states as I am :)). ~The Simple Sophisticate, episode #296 ~Subscribe to The Simple Sophisticate: iTunes | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube | Spotify