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Drinking the Koolaid
Ep. 107 - The Rant-Isode

Drinking the Koolaid

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 123:49


As a birthday treat from Cass to you, this episode is extra long and extra angry. Amanda covers the Haunting of the Hotel Menger and Cassidy shares the bone chilling details of the case of Curtis Flowers.   Want more Drinking the Koolaid? Find it here!

The Taz Show
OH YEAH!!!

The Taz Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 25:22


We talk the massive disappointment that is Toronto Maple Leafs, the Kool Aid man challenge is ruining fences and the bottle shortages has distilleries using maple syrup bottles. Subscribe to the show: Apple Podcasts  Google Podcasts  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jared and Katie in the Morning, Show Highlights
TikTok Bans Koolaid Challenge!

Jared and Katie in the Morning, Show Highlights

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 4:04


The crew talks about the newest TikTok challenge and why it is getting banned. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

War of the Roses - Jared and Katie in the Morning
TikTok Bans Koolaid Challenge!

War of the Roses - Jared and Katie in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 4:04


The crew talks about the newest TikTok challenge and why it is getting banned. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aisling Dream Interpretation
Dreamer's writing style revealed in her dreams

Aisling Dream Interpretation

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 27:23


On today's show Jaime wants to know, what does it mean when you dream of your first real boyfriend? How does it help? Relationships are the easiest thing in the world after all, do we really need help from our dreams?  Meanwhile, Anne is looking at the stars, in a dream that tells her the exact writing style she needs to adopt.   Listen to find out what they learned about themselves in their dreams.   Dreams are the last bastion of the spirit world. The unbreakable link it maintains over all of us. Why? Because we are like spoiled children who hold contempt for their parents. Rebelling against them at every turn but still using their credit card. The irony.   And it is ironic that you ignore your dreams so much. Because they explain the misery in your life. They show its cause. But there is a whammy in the message because they show the part you play in creating your own misery. What? I'd rather it was all someone else's fault. I want them to have to change. Not me. I'm perfect and you know it. Bloody do-gooder.   Well, you can keep drinking your own Kool-Aid or you can drink from the fountain of knowledge (that's your dreams, by the way). The solution your dreams give – and they do give – allows you to take part in your own healing. How? By showing your unique path to a better life. The spirit world does not take away your obstacles. That would be mad since it spent so long putting them in front of you. Instead, the spirit world, via your dreams, shows you how to overcome these obstacles by healing and growing. The obstacle is not in the way – it is the way.   Alright, I hear you. Back up a bit there Michael. You just said that the spirit world put the obstacles in my way in the first place! So why would I want to listen to anyone who would do that?   Do you want the blue pill or the red pill Neo? The spirit world puts the obstacles in your way because you asked it to. You came here for the growth. You planned your life – with great help of course. And part of the plan is to hit obstacles that will require you to change in order to overcome them. That change. That growth is the gold you take with you when you die. Nothing else goes with you. Your obstacles are unique to you and your solution to overcoming them is also unique to you. And it is detailed nightly in your dreams.   Your dreams are an illusion to help you wake up from other illusions. But it is your choice to wake up or not. Your choice to listen to your dreams or not. Your choice to put things off until your next life time. Of course, in your next planning stage, you will have to make it more restrictive since, through your own free will, you didn't bother listening – you chose to not grow.   You can't function without dreams. The Nazis did the horrible experiments to prove that. Dreams are as vital as air and water. You need them. They are the map of your life. If you want to know who you are – you need to listen to your dreams.   Do you want to know what your spiritual gifts are? “Yes”, is the right answer. Well, we have the course that you need. On it we interpret 2 of your dreams to tell you what your gifts are. Go to https://www.dream-analysis.com/courses/ to find out more   If you want your dream analyzed on my show, you can submit it here https://www.dream-analysis.com/podcasts/contact.htm   And when you do submit a dream that I use on my show, you get a bonus private call with me to talk about it.   Dream: The round table This is a wonderful dream from Penny that proves dreams tell you who you are.    Dream: Stars in my eyes This superb dream reveals Anne's writing style. This is something that has bothered her for a while.   Dream: Getting my shoes back from my first boyfriend Jaime dreams of her first boyfriend. She gets her shoes and socks back from him. How weird, eh?   Show Archives https://www.dream-analysis.com/podcasts/    Courses https://www.dream-analysis.com/courses

Radio Record
Dj Kefir @ Record Club #845 (17-05-2022)

Radio Record

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022


01. CoreDeep - Dynamics (Main Mix) 02. Peter LC - Walking On Clouds 03. SACRED H3ART - If I Talk About It 04. Babel - Spill The Beans Dude (Original Mix) 05. Moodena & Soul Central - A Glass of Kool Aid 06. Dubby Disco Boyz - Got Da Funk 07. Platinum City - Holy Spirit 08. Hotmood - Midnight Soul 09. Souvernance - Never Love Me 10. NY's Finest, Odyssey Inc., Victor Simonelli - Do You Feel Me (Odyssey Inc. Remix) 11. brunch.wav - Float (Original Mix)

Dave & Chuck the Freak Podcast
Monday, May 16th 2022 Dave & Chuck the Freak Podcast

Dave & Chuck the Freak Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 206:54


Dave and Chuck the Freak talk about some of the craziness from the Peep Show LIVE in Boston, Grey's Anatomy star has full frontal images from Broadway show leak, the top grossing media franchises of all time, a police chief busted selling & using meth, kids destroying fences doing the “Kool-Aid” trend on TikTok, a thief stole "Gazing Balls" that contained the ashes of the victim's parents, a fast food manager admits to urinating in milk shake mix, a couple that claims a hotel worker was peeping on them having sex, delivery drivers hooking up while on the job, Red Bull plane swap stunt ended in a plane crash, pilots that locked themselves out of the airplane, a guy that assaulted a repo man with a machete, and more!

Sarah and Vinnie Full Show
8-9am- Bay Area Drummer with Pearl Jam & Kool Aid Man

Sarah and Vinnie Full Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 39:21


A Bay Area high school student filled in for Pearl Jam's drummer at Oakland Arena show, Vinnie is having computer issues, Justin Bieber address the Buffalo mass shooting during his concert by holding a moment of silence, Diddy hosted the Billboard Music Awards, Vinnie is going to a Giants game this weekend and might bring his kids to the station, there is a baby formula shortage so a women in Utah is selling breast milk to help mothers, there is a new trend of kids ruining fences by trying to be the Kool-Aid man, and a women caught a man stealing balls from her garden!  

Ben & Woods On Demand Podcast
9am Hour - The Reindl Report + Amazing Pearl Jam Story

Ben & Woods On Demand Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 44:29


Ben & Woods kick off the 9am hour with The Reindl Report and Paul's top stories of the morning, including a story about the Kool-Aid man… Then the guys discuss an amazing story about Pearl Jam bringing a high school drummer on stage with them after their drummer tested positive for COVID over the weekend before setting up a pretty brutal stretch for the Padres starting tomorrow after the off day. Listen here!

Dave & Chuck the Freak Podcast
Monday, May 16th 2022 Dave & Chuck the Freak Podcast

Dave & Chuck the Freak Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 206:54


Dave and Chuck the Freak talk about some of the craziness from the Peep Show LIVE in Boston, Grey's Anatomy star has full frontal images from Broadway show leak, the top grossing media franchises of all time, a police chief busted selling & using meth, kids destroying fences doing the “Kool-Aid” trend on TikTok, a thief stole "Gazing Balls" that contained the ashes of the victim's parents, a fast food manager admits to urinating in milk shake mix, a couple that claims a hotel worker was peeping on them having sex, delivery drivers hooking up while on the job, Red Bull plane swap stunt ended in a plane crash, pilots that locked themselves out of the airplane, a guy that assaulted a repo man with a machete, and more!

Holmberg's Morning Sickness
05-16-22 - BR - MON - List Of Jobs Dominated By Women And Our Requirements For Wall Builders - Kool Aid Challenge Is Happening Sparking John's Too Hot For Radio Written Joke For Bret

Holmberg's Morning Sickness

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 30:52


Holmberg's Morning Sickness - Brady Report - Monday May 16, 2022

Loren and Wally Podcast
Monday 5/16 Full Show - The ROR Morning Show Podcast

Loren and Wally Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 55:28


On today's 'ROR Morning Show, it's Morning Court: the case of the coach and his moral compass. Should he play a kid whose dad is bribing him with a stay at a Cape house? Plus, we talk Bob's birthday, Gazing Balls, Kool-Aid shenanigans and why you should teach your kid to swear. And don't miss Supah Smaht in 60 Seconds!  All this and more on the ROR Morning Show with Bob Bronson, LBF, and Brian Podcast. Find more great podcasts at bPodStudios.com…The Place To Be For Podcast Discovery

JUSTIN the NICK of Time
JUSTIN the NICK of Time Studio Signoff! w/Crazy Crab

JUSTIN the NICK of Time

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 72:53


For the last time, Justin and Nick are podding from the lovely podcast studio at the luxurious Andersen Hall. Due to Justin's impending graduation, the bois go over the highs and lows (and mostly lows) of the four preceding years of Husker football, with a healthy dose of Kool-Aid for the future. After that, Justin shares the story Crazy Crab, the first and only anti-mascot. this isn't the end, but thanks for rocking with us all along, it really means a lot. - JUSTIN the NICK of Time

Brad and John - Mornings on KISM

A man had 2 wives and a girlfriend at the same time until he decided to introduce them to each other...a man who goes by the name of "Kool-Aid" was running a drug ring from his wife's daycare...and some grandparents are suing their son because he hasn't given them a grandkid yet!

Nation Real Life
Avoiding Elimination, Getting a Hot Start, and Coronation Street

Nation Real Life

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 51:41


Thursday is here and that means the boys from the Real Life Podcast are back with a brand new podcast to help you get through the rest of your week. On today's show, the guys looked at tonight's do-or-die game for the Edmonton Oilers, what they need to do to make it happen, and a whole lot more. Kicking off the Thursday episode of Real Life, the guys got started with a look back at Game 5 and how the Oilers need to do the opposite of basically everything they did on Tuesday to ensure that this series gets extended. From needing a quick start and avoiding undisciplined penalties, there is plenty of room for improvement for this hockey team and all of us are drinking the Kool-Aid and expecting the series to come back to Edmonton on Saturday. From there, the podcast fell off the rails as the guys somehow got into an extended conversation about Coronation Street and how the series has been going on for what seems like a century at this point. Getting back to the Oilers, the guys looked ahead at Game 6 and offered up some keys to victory, and also some items that need to be avoided. Needless to say, the boys on the podcast were nervously optimistic about this hockey game and how they all hope the team will use those nerves as fuel to grind out this win. 

Pushing The Limits
Make Informed Decisions: The Potential Dangers of Vaccines with Dr Suzanne Humphries

Pushing The Limits

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 68:12


You, your family, and even your friends have most likely received a vaccine shot at some point in your life. We are taught that vaccines are necessary from when a child is born. However, the notion that vaccines are always safe and effective is a myth, and there's scientific evidence to back it up. In this episode, Dr Suzanne Humphries discusses her findings from years of research on the efficacy of vaccines and how they can be ineffective and risky. She also shares the flaws in conventional medicine. Lastly, Suzanne offers suggestions on what people can do to raise awareness about the potential dangers of vaccines and alternative options. If you want to learn more about vaccines and their effects, then this episode is for you! Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Understand how vaccines work, and why they're potentially harmful to your health. Discover alternative treatment options for diseases prevented by vaccines. Learn how to help fight back against the system and ensure safer healthcare for future generations. Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health programme, all about optimising your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and mind performance to your particular genes, go to  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/. Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED RUN COACHING PLANS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, Run Longer  Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit in training in your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injury troubles? Do you want to beat last year's time or finish at the front of the pack? Want to run your first 5-km or run a 100-miler? ​​Do you want a holistic programme that is personalised & customised to your ability, goals, and lifestyle?  Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching. 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Still, I used every mindset tool, years of research and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books. Lisa's Anti-Ageing and Longevity Supplements  NMN: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, an NAD+ precursor Feel Healthier and Younger* Researchers have found that Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide or NAD+, a master regulator of metabolism and a molecule essential for the functionality of all human cells, is being dramatically decreased over time. What is NMN? NMN Bio offers a cutting edge Vitamin B3 derivative named NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) that can boost the levels of NAD+ in muscle tissue and liver. 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Boost Your NAD+ Levels — Healthy Ageing: Redefined Cellular Health Energy & Focus Bone Density Skin Elasticity DNA Repair Cardiovascular Health Brain Health  Metabolic Health My ‘Fierce' Sports Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sports jewellery collection, 'Fierce', go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection. Resources Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron!  Check out Suzanne's books: Rising From The Dead | Dissolving Illusions Download the polio chapter on the website or WHALE! Watch Dr Shankara Chetty's Discussion on His COVID Management Approach View Suzanne's Odysee Connect with Suzanne: Website Episode Highlights [03:34] Suzanne's Background Suzanne started her career path as a nursing student. After realising nursing wasn't for her, she studied physics and entered medical school. After graduating from medical school, she wrote her book Rising From The Dead, which recounts her experiences there. [06:59] Vaccines and Kidney Problems Preventive surveillance medicine is damaging to patients. Suzanne noticed how vaccines could cause kidney problems after observing a patient's reaction to a flu shot. She eventually left the hospital where she worked because they wouldn't listen to her reports about the adverse effects of vaccines, despite her findings. Tune in to the full episode as Suzanne recounts this experience! [15:03] Reinvention Phase After quitting conventional medicine, she studied reductionist medicine, vitamins, and polio. She wrote her book, Dissolving Illusions, during this time of reinvention in her life. Eventually, she began seeing patients again after she'd studied in Madrid. [18:37] Polio Research Researching about and asking questions on vaccines are essential. After three years of polio research, Suzanne discovered that the virus permeates the intestines and gets into the nervous system more quickly due to toxins. Tune in to the full episode to hear Suzanne discuss her research findings in depth! [25:04] Why Vaccines Don't Work Vaccines cause new, more harmful strains because they put pressure on the microbe. Doctors that opposed the polio vaccine because of its harmful effects were fired. The results in the Francis Trial were highly manipulated, dissuading people from doubting the safety of the vaccines. [33:26] How to Assess Vaccines Look at the disease and its lethality. Learn the appropriate treatment options. Find out the vaccine efficacy and safety. [36:41] The Problem with Vaccines Childhood vaccines disrupt the natural programming of a child's immune system, which causes it to go haywire. The measles vaccine is probably the most effective. Adults can make their own decisions, but enlisting children for vaccines is troubling. While vaccinology has nothing to offer, oncology is a bit more hopeful. Since the science and politics of vaccinations make little sense, Suzanne suspects an ulterior agenda⁠—the financial reset. [51:51] Fight Back Against the System We need to wake up and resist unnecessary vaccines. We must do what's best for future generations. Don't take COVID lightly. Isolation or quarantine is the best option. [55:24] Healthier, Safer Alternatives If you're sick, find a doctor who works best with you and knows what to do. Consider naturopaths and chiropractors. Keep some zinc, sodium ascorbate, and magnesium supplements, including antihistamines, at home. Suzanne also recommends food-grade hydrogen peroxide. Tune in to hear more recommendations from Suzanne! 7 Powerful Quotes ‘I thought, “Can vaccines cause kidney problems?” I'd never been taught that. I never heard that. Then, I started to review the medical literature and yes, vaccines can and do cause kidney problems—all kinds of kidney problems.' ‘The pro-vaccine have always gotten away with the minimalist argument, because the mythology around vaccination has been so pervasive and so convincing to the public.' ‘I would say the biggest problem with the childhood vaccines...is that they are disrupting the normal programming, normal blueprint of that child's immune system and causing them to be hyperreactive.' ‘Today we're in this situation where the public has swallowed the Kool-Aid, believed the mythology, terrorised, afraid to die…Doesn't matter what kind of life you're living so long as you didn't die, it's worth the intervention.' ‘We are facing this massive problem with pharmaceutical companies running the whole entire ship…everything has been influenced by this and I can't prove it, but that's my opinion.' ‘I think the key is going to be more people waking up resisting, not saying, “I'm going to take the shot because I have to pay my mortgage.”...But what you're doing when you're doing that is you're consigning future generations to a lifetime of vaccination, so that you can keep your job now.' ‘Don't take COVID lightly. Look, isolation, quarantine is a biblical thing. It's been around forever. It's one of the most effective.' About Dr Suzanne Humphries Dr Suzanne Humphries is a medical doctor, formerly an internist and a nephrologist when she was still working in conventional hospital systems. In 2011, she left her traditional hospital position to research medical literature on vaccines, immunity, history, and functional medicine. Suzanne has also lectured in various parts of the world on infant immunity, vitamin C, aluminum, and vaccination.  If you want to know more about Dr Suzanne's work and books, you can connect with her on her website. Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends, so they'll learn more about the dangers of vaccines. Have any questions? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa

Pat and JT Podcast
#563 - Viral Vickey

Pat and JT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 25:49


JT still has the crud and now has a sympathy zit to match Pat's nasty one on his nose. We also talked about those dirtbags that knocked down all those fences over the weekend. It's the Kool Aid challenge and it's ridiculous. Welcome to our new podcast partner Centris Federal Credit Union!Get our email newsletter! --> HEREYou can rep our show! Buy some Pat and JT Podcast swag HERE!Subscribe, rate, and review our podcast wherever you get your podcasts so you don't miss an episode! Also follow up on Facebook, Twitter, and InstagramA Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Mess Hall Podcast
217 5 Fruits and Veggies with Tony From Flicks XRayed

Mess Hall Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 39:24


Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported. Avery, Lena, and Tony get in our five a day: blueberry soda, peach mallow candy, cherry Kool-Aid, berry chipotle parsnip chips, and pickled onion corn snacks.  Our bonus item is Oreo dippers. Find more from Tony and Flicks XRayed  at flicksxrayed.com Check out all the social media here linktr.ee/FlicksXRayedPodcast On this episode of The Mess Hall Podcast, we'd like to tell you about what's new with our friends at TELUS STORYHIVE! Calling on all new and emerging creators in BC and Alberta:  TELUS STORYHIVE's All Access Documentary Edition is funding 40 creators with $20,000 each in production funding, mentorship, training, and distribution on TELUS Optik TV.  Pitch any documentary idea that you're passionate about, and you could be in the running to join the Storyhive community.  Apply by May 30 at www.storyhive.com/apply This episode of The Mess Hall Podcast is brought to you by Alberta Blue Cross.  Life as a business owner can be hectic, to say the least. Alberta Blue Cross understands that. They offer flexible health, dental, life and disability coverage for your employees. Even better, you can let your staff enroll and manage their coverage at any time, and on any device. That makes life easier for them and for you. You've got this when it comes to group coverage for your small business. And Alberta Blue Cross has got your back. To learn more and explore your options, head to www.ab.bluecross.ca

Brands That Podcast
Purdue: Podcasting for Universities w/ Kate Young

Brands That Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 40:14


In this week's episode, we talk with the host, writer, and producer of This is Purdue, Kate Young, about why a university like Purdue would start a podcast.You'll hear how they measure success, what their goals are with the podcast, how it impacts growth at the university, and how they grew to 116,000 listeners in 2021.Guest-at-a-GlanceName: Kate YoungWhat she does: Host, writer, and producer of the This is Purdue podcastConnect with her: LinkedInKey TakeawaysUse YouTube as a way to grow your podcast.Don't forget about YouTube when it comes to sharing your podcast. Particularly, if you record video versions of your episodes. The Purdue team uses a mix of organic and paid strategies to boost their podcast views by taking an entire 40-minute interview, optimizing the titles and descriptions, and also uploading the audio version of the podcast using Wavve or Headliner. They've seen a 195% increase in downloads using this strategy.Podcasting allows you to tell a more personal story.Purdue uses their podcast as a pure brand play. Rather than writing these stories, they bring on faculty, alumni, and students so listeners can hear these stories directly from the voices making an impact on their school. Not only does this create a sense of community within students, but it also connects alumni and faculty back to their alma mater.You can reach older alumni by sharing the podcast RSS feed on Facebook.Some of the older alumni might not be as familiar with podcasts or podcast apps. So in order to reach that audience, the Purdue team connects the podcast's RSS feed to Facebook so people can listen directly from that platform. YouTube would be another great way to reach an audience who might be less likely to subscribe to a podcast but are more likely to subscribe to a YouTube channel.It's important to repurpose each episode into digestible social content.Purdue shares everything from audiograms and TikToks to short video clips and quote graphics for every episode they publish. Because this is their official university podcast, the marketing and communications teams are able to manage the show from start to finish, meaning the branding is consistent throughout, and social content is created on a regular basis. This helps their audience grow on all platforms.Work hand-in-hand with your PR team to cross-promote your podcast episodes.When pitching to media outlets, Purdue's PR team embeds any relevant podcast clips into their articles to provide an audio version of the story they're trying to tell. Not only does this give the reader and media outlets a more personal perspective on the story, but it also increases your podcast reach and downloads.Growth can explode when guests share your show.It's important to give your guests a nicely packaged set of assets they can use to promote your podcast episodes. This should include graphics, videos, show notes, and even social copy. Make it as easy as possible for them to share your content in order to increase your podcast's reach within their audience.The ultimate success metric is getting positive podcast feedback from people outside the Purdue community.When Kate hears compliments on Purdue's podcast from people who went to other schools (even rival schools), that's when she knows the show is a true success. Those people aren't tied to Purdue, they didn't drink the Kool-Aid, yet they still enjoy listening to the podcast and find value in it. That's the ultimate goal and measure of success.It's not too late to start a podcast.It may seem like there's an overabundance of podcasts out there and your window to start a new one may be closing. But Kate mentioned out of the millions of podcasts in production, only 322,000 are active. Many people and brands realize how much work goes into creating and sustaining a show and give up after a season, or even after 10 episodes. So if you're thinking of getting into podcasting as a marketing or brand play, know that it's not too late.Having 100 people listen to your podcast for 30 minutes is more impactful than 500 website impressions.The power of audio is undeniable. Having 100 people listen to your branded podcast content for 30 to 45 minutes and truly immersing themselves in your brand has a much larger emotional impact than 500 website visits. A podcast allows listeners to spend quality time with your brand, which is incomparable to a 2-minute article read. This allows you to build trust and brand affinity.Mentions Riverside Descript Wavve Headliner

Decorate Like a Design Boss
50. Sustainability and Stone with Heather Bernstein

Decorate Like a Design Boss

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 56:42


Kimberly Grigg welcomes Heather Bernstein of HKB Interior Design out of San Francisco to the show. Kimberly and Heather discuss sustainability in design elements, shifting away from stark white in color palettes, and Heather's love of using stone in design. Heather shares ideas for how versatile stone can be throughout the home.   Heather Bernstein grew up with design as second nature, surrounded by her designer mother's work and influence. After graduation she taught English in Thailand for 14 months and came home to work in real estate before spending time in the corporate world. Design proved to be her calling, however, and after working with a business partner on a co-owned design firm, she branched out on her own with HKB Interior Design just over two years ago. Heather describes her aesthetic as very different from her mother's but with the use of antiques and sustainability always at the core.   Kimberly's use of color is well known but Heather prefers a more neutral palette and they discuss how when working with neutrals, texture becomes your color. Heather has been working away from stark white recently, embracing warmer tones, and she has a vast knowledge of and love for stone in her designs. Kimberly learns the best sealant Heather recommends for stonework to avoid patina. And Heather shares some inspired design ideas from her own new home, stone elements beyond countertops, and insight from her years of experience with thinking outside the box to create a beautiful vibe. Resources discussed in this episode: HKB Interior Design HKB Interior Design Instagram Quartz and Quartzite Caesarstone MORE AntiEtch   About Heather Bernstein:   Heather Bernstein, owner of HKB Interior Design, is a master interior designer with over a decade of experience in the industry. Heather's bubbly yet professional personality leaves its mark on every home she touches with her personalized, warm approach to interiors. Heather's love for beautiful spaces originated from her time spent absorbing her mother's skill in interior design and running her independent firm. After graduating college, Heather moved to Thailand to teach English which expanded her senses and empathy for other cultures that commonly shows in her designs. Soon after, Heather accepted a corporate position for a Fortune 500 leading specialty retailer of high-quality products. This experience not only enhances her passion for design but can also be attributed to her well-rounded creativity and organizational skills that now come as second nature. When Heather isn't working with clients, you will find her chasing around her two boys and golden retriever. Heather continues to embrace travel as a necessary pleasure, is constantly seeking out the best sushi on the market, and is frequently socializing in her community, enjoying laughs over a good glass of wine. --    Contact Me: Email me at kimberly@kimberlygriggdesigns.com Visit my website: www.kimberlygriggdesigns.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest Check out my Youtube channel You can find the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.   Transcription Heather Bernstein  00:00 Yeah, and you just said, the, I think, the biggest thing - you said, clients get afraid. So this, I think, is the biggest thing you can do in design. If you really want to elevate your space, be afraid, have a touch of fear that it's too bold or too much. And go for it.   Kimberly Grigg  00:23 Welcome to Decorate Like A Design Boss, a podcast for design lovers who want to create beautiful spaces in their very own homes. My name is Kimberly Grigg. And I'm a professional interior designer who teaches design lovers like yourselves how to decorate. And when I say decorate, I mean decorate like a design boss. If you're ready to create a space that your family loves, and your neighbors can't stop raving about, well, buckle up honey, because it's time to design. So hello there design lovers and enthusiasts, thank you as always for being here. And I'm so excited to be bringing you this episode. In fact, I've been talking to my guest ahead of time, and I just learned something that I didn't know about marble. And I'm going to be sharing that with you, as is Heather, and I can't wait. So today's guest is Heather Bernstein of HKB Designs. They're out of San Francisco. And we're going to talk a lot about sustainable design, interior design, and specifically about how to incorporate natural stone into your home and designs and, more importantly, how to take care of it. So welcome Heather Bernstein, glad to have you here.   Heather Bernstein  01:48 Thank you. I'm glad to be here.   Kimberly Grigg  01:50 Thank you. So I know you've been home battling COVID. Sorry to hear that. And I hope it wasn't horrible. But we forgive you in advance if your throat gets scratchy or whatever. Because, like, that is no joke. I haven't had COVID yet, but seems like everyone I know has, including my children and all that stuff, and I know it's no picnic.   Heather Bernstein  02:14 Rough nights, for sure.   Kimberly Grigg  02:16 I'm sure. So you're in the Bay Area, as is my number five child. I have six children and number five moved to San Francisco. And I've been out quite a few times, and oh my gosh, what a beautiful area architecturally. Like, wow. I can't even imagine what it's like to actually get to design there. Because the architecture is on fire.   Heather Bernstein  02:41 It's amazing. I think the best part about it is that no two projects are the same there. You have sprawling ranchers, you have Victorians that are straight up and down, you have every different kind of home, which is amazing. And especially in Marin, where we are, we're in the mountains. And so all the homes are so different based on where they are in the land. If they're on a hill, it's, you know, they're on stilts, and if there happened to be in the flats, then you know, they build for that.   Kimberly Grigg  03:19 Yeah, I actually was in Marin, and beautiful area and intriguing. So do you do different aesthetic styles? Or do you kind of focus on one?   Heather Bernstein  03:32 I would say we stay true to who we are. Meaning, we don't like to do anything that doesn't speak to our brand and what we're about and what we love. But we definitely can span from traditional to contemporary and everything in between, depending on what the client wants in the style of the home. I will say, though, our favorite thing is to take a very traditional home. We just did one of the classic Victorians on Steiner Street in San Francisco where 'Full House' was filmed. And we did a very contemporary interior, which was really, really fun to juxtapose against the classic kind of all the wood paneling. And it was just unexpected. And everybody that walks in there is surprised and it's fun and exciting.   Kimberly Grigg  04:29 How cool. So how'd you make your way into the design space? Because I think you have a corporate background, right?   Heather Bernstein  04:36 Yes. So I grew up actually here in the East Bay, so in the Bay Area but just through the Caldecott Tunnel, in a little town called Alamo, and my mom was a designer all growing up. So for 35 years, it's all I knew. We - and she, when she started out, she did all of her own sewing, all of her own upholstery, she made every window treatment, every roman shade out of our dining room. And I remember being in middle school or even elementary and most kids have to take their shoes off when they go in the house, we had to leave ours on because there was always pins and needles on the floor. And so I just, I grew up with it, and then, I guess it was about junior or senior year, my mom would start - by the time I think I was in college, like I'd gotten into school, so it must have been senior year - she would pull me out of school and say, 'Hey, let's go to the Design Center. You can come help me for the day'. And I just thought it was magical, and getting to shop and put things together for people to make their spaces something that they loved, was really just magical. So then I went to school, I went to Boulder. I graduated, I moved to Thailand for about 14 months, I taught English to high schoolers there, I just wanted to get out and experience something different. And travel, which I did, I spent a month in India, and really just - and that was after my junior year abroad in Italy - so I really tried to, like, just see different places in the world. And then I came back and I got my real estate license. And I was selling apartments downtown south of Market in San Francisco, where it was completely undeveloped, and it was like a ghost town. And now it's the sprawling amazing gentrified neighborhood, which is incredible. But real estate was not for me, I called one of my dear friends who worked at William Sonoma corporate and I said 'I need a job'. And she said, 'Great, come be an assistant, my assistant buyer'. And so I did. And I was there for five or six years, climbed up the ladder to a senior buyer, which was really, really fun and exciting. I for sure drink the Kool Aid for the first three years. And then I started to become a little disillusioned and the world was faltering as, you know, we neared 2008. And then I was laid off and I remember crying the night before they were gonna announce layoffs thinking, this is my chance, if I don't get laid off I don't know if I'll be brave enough to start my design business. And so I wanted to be laid off, which was very counterintuitive, because the world was ending. But I was laid off, with 700 others, and that was in January. And by March, I had started our S corp and I had a business partner, we joined forces and said, 'Let's do this together'. We were both going to start our own businesses, and we just said that's silly. And so I started Nest about 15 years ago. And we worked alongside each other for 12 great years. And then when COVID hit, it just kind of felt like things were changing in my life. I had been through a divorce and met a wonderful man. We joined our families and had a Brady Bunch. And I was really just, like, cleaning house and making sure that everyone around me... and it was it was a positive experience every day. And I wanted to feel that in my work and create that space, and so we both went out on our own, and that's when I started HKB. And it's been about two, two and a half years. And I have one of my oldest employees, who has been with me for 10 years. And then we have an assistant buyer who is amazing. She came from the corporate event space and when COVID hit she she jumped ship and came on to try this whole new world and she loves it, and we love having her, so it's been really positive.   Kimberly Grigg  09:08 Sounds like things just kind of lined up. Which always tells me that you're in the right space. And based on your website, you're definitely definitely in the right space. So I got to know, is your aesthetic similar to your mother's?   Heather Bernstein  09:26 No. Definitely not. She was like the consummate traditionalist with the fringe and the Sweet Pea wallpaper and the Laura Ashley and very froofy, and so, no, I actually went the opposite. And my old business partner was very traditional, and I just, I think I ran from that and became very contemporary. Anything clean lined, even mid century, modern, I was more drawn to. But now I'm starting to have this appreciation, I don't know if it's getting older, or just learning that having pieces that are from family from, you know, 100 years ago is really special. So I think I'm definitely being able to merge my style. And we just built a house for the past year, my partner and I, to fit all six of us. And it's been such a labor of love. And it will be photographed, hopefully, in the next couple of months once we get our final furniture pieces. But it definitely has a combo of very clean lines, but also some traditional pieces thrown in.   Kimberly Grigg  10:55 Sure. And I think that, I'm sure you're experiencing supply chain issues as most of us are, and, you know, my original aesthetic incorporated antiques and older pieces really juxtaposed with modern, and it was always my favorite style. But as I got busier and busier, it was just easier to order than to go antiquing on the weekends, or go antiquing, and just, like, be looking for these pieces. And I... my aesthetic sort of shifted because I was doing so many installations every single week, I didn't have time or energy, except to get it ordered. And I had assistance for all of that. So that's kind of my business in those middle years became all about ordering, tracking, ordering, tracking, ordering tracking. But, now with all of this supply chain, I'm back to my roots, I feel like Kunta Kinte. Like, let's start with that antique, baby. Let's get rid of some of those antiques that are leftover in the warehouse. Let's repurpose, let's rethink, let's re-upholster, let's do all of these things, because I don't have the patience for 28 months for upholster to arrive. And I know my clients don't have that kind of patience, either. So I think that necessity is the mother of invention. And I know that on your site, you do talk a lot about sustainability. And I think that's a, sounds like maybe a really big part of your brand. So talk to me a little bit about sustainability, why it's important to you, and how you incorporate sustainability into your designs.   Heather Bernstein  12:38 Yeah, I think just living in the Bay Area, it's kind of been hammered into us for our whole lives. You know, like, we recycled before recycling was even a thing, I think. And so it really allows you to design consciously and with thought and care. And antiques are such a beautiful part of that because there's only one, and it's available, like you said - I'm not, you know, we just got a quote for a client and it said 36 weeks, and I was trying to even calculate that in my head-   Kimberly Grigg  13:17 - it doesn't sound that big. But when you're calculating 36 weeks, you're like, whoa!   Heather Bernstein  13:24 Yeah, the client was like 'is that a joke?' Yeah, I could make that in 36 weeks.   Kimberly Grigg  13:29 Right? Exactly.   Heather Bernstein  13:31 And so, I think, really incorporating pieces that are already out there, that don't take any footprint to make, and to just infuse them in our designs is really special, and also conscious for the environment. So I think it's important to think that way and to infuse that in your design, and really be smart about it.   Kimberly Grigg  14:02 Yes. So agree. So tell me, Heather, what inspires you?   Heather Bernstein  14:08 You know, I just, I love being outside. It's so funny because I had a girlfriend over last night. We're newly friends, she's going through a divorce, so I'm kind of helping her through it.   Kimberly Grigg  14:22 Right.   Heather Bernstein  14:22 And my partner and I went on a mountain bike ride yesterday for, like, two hours just in nature, huffing and puffing, it was so beautiful. And I was telling her about it - and we had our bikes stolen a couple months ago and so we just got her new bikes, yesterday was our first ride, we were breaking them in, we were so excited - and she was like, 'you mountain bike. I did not know that about you'. And I was laughing. My dad was a mountain bike coach in high school, and I really, I think, am a girly-girl but I love to get down and dirty, and yesterday was my favorite day. We spent three hours in the garden planting, and then got on our bikes and went on a ride for two hours. And it just felt so productive. And the vitamin D, I don't know, there's something, for me, about being outside. And we clearly live, like, in the redwoods, and in this beautiful space where we can do that. And I think that is the number one thing that inspires me. Because, yeah, travel inspires me, but we can't travel every day. But we can be outside every day in nature and take it in and just revel in the beauty of it. And that is... and then, of course, my family inspires me every day. And they're just, we're an evolving, very fun family, you know - the boys are 9 and 10, the girls are 13 and 16 - and just watching their personalities and the hormones and I'm just always so curious.   Kimberly Grigg  14:29 It's so true. And I've never thought about it as family being inspiring. Supportive. But, you know, when I think back on things that we've been through - because we're a blended family as well, we're definitely the Brady Bunch. Three and three. And so, three girls, three boys.   Heather Bernstein  16:26 Oh my gosh.   Kimberly Grigg  16:26 Two were his, two we adopted, and two are biological. So it is, like.... but their spaces in life have really been an inspiration that I've probably just taken for granted as my personal life that does merge with my work life. You know, I don't necessarily know that I process that on a daily basis, until you just said it. But I can think of times when yes, my - like right now, one of my daughters is very much into boho chic. And, you know, it's just a boho chic moment. And yet I have a client with three daughters, and they are in their boho chic periods, and I can do that very well because of the inspiration that I've garnered from my daughter - what she sees on social media, what she likes, what she follows, what she wants in her own spaces, all those things - you know, has brought about an inspiration that I probably wouldn't have been interested in that style. I just wouldn't. It's just not, it doesn't necessarily speak to my personal aesthetic, but I champion being versed in all styles. And I usually get versed when someone asked me to do one. And then it's, like, I study for days and hours, and, you know, when you do this I do think that you can study a particular genre for long periods of time. And you can do it, like it's in us, we have to be a certain amount of chameleon to be able to do what we do, unless we have a particular style that we repeat, and we repeat, and we repeat. That's a little bit different. But that brings me to this question, you know, my listener is, she's not necessarily a DIYer, but she is someone who wants to make her home beautiful. And for whatever reason, she's probably not going to hire a designer, she's going to want to do it herself. She wants to be successful. But she wants her own stamp. And, again, there's many reasons that this person ends up in this space. But I'm curious, do you think that creativity can be learned?   Heather Bernstein  18:45 Hmm, I definitely think... I believe in the right brain / left brain, and, you know, the very cerebral right brain and mathematical - which I know did not come easy for me, like, even in corporate America when I lived in spreadsheets, I just, it was heavy. I felt heavy.   Kimberly Grigg  19:12 Sure.   Heather Bernstein  19:12 And so the left brain creative space, definitely think... everybody has a left brain. And so it's in them. It's just drawing it out. So what is it? You can be creative in your cooking, in your food, and how you plate something or how you think to make something that you're going to put in your body. You can be creative in your garden, and what.... My partner just made this amazing trellis for his green beans - he's so excited about his green beans, and his cucumbers climb on this trellis - that he sat out there for hours and made, and I watched him, like, that's so creative. Like how, I wouldn't have thought of that. So I definitely think there are avenues of creativity that are different for everybody. You know, obviously you think of an artist and you're like, yes, you're creative. I think what we do is definitely, you have to have some creative bones in your body, and your left brain working, but there are so many different ways to be creative. So I think...   Kimberly Grigg  20:22 For sure. And I do find, I think this, like, sometimes when people are hiring me to do a job, they don't have confidence in their creativity, or time, you know, it takes a lot of time to do what we do. And so.... but I do think that it's in there, almost with everyone, left and right brain. Like I'm... definitely my left brain is more trained than my right brain, my right brain came out of the womb screaming, 'I'm here and I'm creative' and my other brain is like, 'alright, bring her along, bring her along, you got this'. And I exercise that muscle very often, because I want it, I want the balance of the two. And, as you know, running a business requires the two. But I do find that a person who doesn't necessarily think they're very creative, it's also maybe they're not as passionate as you and I are about the subject.   Heather Bernstein  21:28 Or like you said, they're nervous. And once you put one foot in front of the other, and you just start doing, you become more confident in your creativity.   Kimberly Grigg  21:37 And I think you can exercise that muscle. And I thought a long time about this, since I teach classes to people who are, who think, who want to aspire to have that beautiful home on their own. And I really had to sit with this, do I think that they can do this? Because if they can't, you're just beating your head against the wall. And if they can, and there's ways that you can do it, then you probably can get somewhere.   Heather Bernstein  22:06 Even if they can come away with one or two, like, a-ha moments, it can help them transform one space, and then two, and then three spaces... and do this one or two things. That's, that's beautiful, because they're making their space more their own and more....   Kimberly Grigg  22:27 And I encourage people at that stage, especially if they don't have the confidence yet, 'all right, you do you and you go through the process' but then it's okay to hire someone to consult with you. It's okay to hire a professional to say, 'move this to the right three inches' because you will learn from that experience as well. I think sometimes people are afraid that, you know, someone like you and I are going to come in with all this vast experience and, like, intimidate them in some way. But it really is, like, I know when I'm doing my own work, heck, I come into my office and say to the other designers here, 'hey, what do you think about this?'   Heather Bernstein  23:11 100%!   Kimberly Grigg  23:12 Like, you know, because it's mine. It's personal. It's intimate, and, like, oh god.   Heather Bernstein  23:17 And it's hard.   Kimberly Grigg  23:20 It's so hard, so you know, I'm glad you're a kindred spirit in that way. So I'm anxious to hear your answer to this. So here's an empty space, Heather, what's your process? Like, what do you do?   Heather Bernstein  23:34 Hmm. Well, in the traditional sense, we put pen to paper and, you know, draw it in CAD and lay it out. But, throw that away because so often we check our measurements from our CAD drawing in the space and we're like, huh, that doesn't feel right. And so then we get out our old fashioned tape measure, which I literally have one every spot I am in.   Kimberly Grigg  24:05 It's attached to my fingers.   Heather Bernstein  24:08 And we measure it out and we think through, like, how does this person live? How do they entertain? Do they have a family? We go through all the process and we know - whether it's for our client or, I'm just thinking of my home that I just did - and, you know, okay this is our living room but it is not a formal living room, it has a TV, and we want it to be comfy and cozy. And it was like, okay yes a sofa, but how about a day bed where you can literally just lounge with a couple of the kids. So really thinking through who's going to use the space, how the space is going to be used, and then laying it out with your trusty tape measure, and just knowing 'okay, we're going to do a sofa, a day bed, and a pair of chairs, and then maybe we'll throw in a bench or two little benches at the, you know, by the fireplace just to pull up for extra seating because we need that'. Because there are so many of us, there are not eight of us, but there are six of us... so yeah, that's I think. But then if I back up and think through, like, the very first thing we do, is we create a vibe board. And this is the most important step because it dictates the design for every room in the house. And that offers consistency in our designs. And so we start with our vibe board, we send it to the client, we have a meeting, and we go through every image. And it's not like you're going to have this in your home, it's more like, how does this vibe board feel? It evokes a mood and what is that and you love it? And if you don't, we're back to the drawing board. So that is how we start. And then, obviously, you know, our handy tape measure comes into play.   Kimberly Grigg  26:18 Well, I tell people, like, they'll bring me plans - I do a lot of design builds, where I'm making all the selections, and it's a year and a half of building, and I love that kind of work - but when it comes to, like, I'll get, you know, into the project, and I inevitably have clients say, 'well, okay, let's order furniture, let's order our furniture right now, right now', we're still 12 months out. And, like, I understand the backlog more than most, however, I start saying it's different on paper than it is in person. It just is. And I want to feel the space before I commit. And yes, this sofa fits, yes, this is probably where we're going with this, however, I want this feeling, this vibe, to feel like you - client - and I also want it to be respectful of the architecture and the home itself. And sometimes you can't get that from a blueprint. And I think that's what you're saying, this vibe board does have this significant role, because this is what - whether every little piece in that vibe board is going in this house, probably not - but it does speak volumes to how this space is going to feel. Right?   Heather Bernstein  27:45 100%. We... when we did my home, and I say 'we' because my senior designer, Reed, was such a big part of it. It's so hard to design for yourself, I don't know why, maybe it's just me, but I've learned that from many other designers, I've heard them say the same thing. But we found this image from this amazing artist, and it's this woman with a blank face being hugged by this big, fat, wonderful, what looks like cashmere ,blanket. And I was like 'THAT - that is my home. That is what I want'. I want you to walk in and feel like you are being hugged by a cashmere blanket. And just settle into the comfort of it and the cozy.   Kimberly Grigg  28:33 I love this.   Heather Bernstein  28:35 And so, I can kind of, I can show you, my - if you can see - there she is. And so this was the start of our vibe. And it just, it all came to, you know, to be from that one image. So often times, you know, we find one image and it's amazing, and just describes the whole thing.   Kimberly Grigg  29:02 And I like to say to people, you know, when you're scrolling on Pinterest or whatever, you're not just looking for rooms, like rooms are important. Like, I get a lot from people out of the rooms that they select. But I say don't just look at rooms, look at images that speak to you. Because what you just showed me was more of a piece of art with this woman in this cashmere blanket this big, thick fluffy... that sparks 'How do I want to feel in my home?'   Heather Bernstein  29:33 Yes.   Kimberly Grigg  29:33 And that's the thing that I sometimes think people miss. They'll bring me a picture of something on Pinterest and I'm, like, so you sort of want me to copy this room? Like, because you got the wrong girl for that. Like, I don't know how to do that very well. I can look at something, I can get a vibe, and I certainly can give you a different version of that that feels that way, but it won't be that. Like, that's just not in me, it's just not. But I think it's more if people can settle into what that space needs to feel like to them, as the people who live there, then I think you tap into something that resonates with a person. And, in the end, I say this, I'm not gonna live here, I'm probably going to come visit you because we will become friends over this, but you're gonna live here.This house should look like you, not me, and get comfortable with that. Because if you don't know who that is, we're going to find out. And it sounds like you have a similar process. And, which, I love that process. I'm not the girl who does this look. And I don't have a look, I have your look. And that's the best I can say about that. So I want to segue, in a minute, into materials. And this is really how we were introduced, is you're kind of known for your use of materials. And I know that you deal a lot in stone. So first define for people what a natural stone is versus a synthetic stone, because I think there's a lot of product in the market and people get confused with materials.   Heather Bernstein  31:14 Yeah. Yeah, there's so many options out there, which is amazing and been really wonderful to design with all these options. But yes, natural stone is cut from the quarry, whether it's from Italy, Portugal, South America, it is a block of magnificent stone, cut from a quarry, and then sliced up into pieces. And what you see is what you get, no two are alike, they're like snowflakes. Synthetic stone is conglomerate, so they grind it up and glue it together, and it's very hardy. It can also be porcelain. I do think synthetic materials, synthetic slabs, have come a long way. We used to, you would see like Corian or quartz, everybody's heard of quartz, a lot of people call it Caesarstone. It's like Kleenex versus tissue: Kleenex is the brand, tissue is the thing. The Caesarstone is the brand, is one brand out of millions, it seems like these days, and quartz is the synthetic material. And there's a time and a place for it. And we have to love all materials because we're blessed to get to do many different spaces and many different places. But if you think about it, a man-made material can't live outside. So, like, if we're doing a built-in kitchen outside, we would never put a quartz outside because the heat can do things to it. Whereas a natural stone has already lived outside and it's totally fine outside. So - and there is something about natural stone that we love, that none are the same, and so every project with natural stone is unique. So we love, love, marble quartzite - not to be confused with quartz - limestone, soapstone, slate. We love these natural materials, but, you know, some of them are more porous than others. And that's where the proper sealant comes in, and treating them so that they last a lifetime.   Kimberly Grigg  33:39 So before we get into this sealant, I think that this is appropriate to say.... because a lot of people get really, really nervous about using natural stone as countertops. And I understand it, and most vendors that I work with will, you know, they'll terrify my client even though I say do not open your mouth and tell clients. But, like, let's just say I want to use marble on my kitchen countertops. And they're like, oh, no, no, no, no, no, and we won't, and all that stuff. So, first question is: Do you ever use natural stone as countertops?   Heather Bernstein  34:22 Every day. All the time.   Kimberly Grigg  34:24 Yay girl. That's what I wanted to hear.   Heather Bernstein  34:26 I had marble in my last kitchen, I have quartzite in this kitchen, I have a soapstone vanity in my powder room, I have a Calcutta vanity in my master bathroom. And, yes, it's all porous but it's beautiful and there are ways, there are two ways to think about it. One is this is a natural stone. It can be, it can last 1000 years as your countertop and you can let it patina as it will. Meaning you will see rings from water, wine, you will see spots from lemon or lime acid etching it. Think about the oldest bar you've been to in Italy, and that counter is marble and it has been there for 100 years, and it's, that is the patina you will get. The other side of it is, you can seal it and it will look as beautiful as it did on install day, as it does four years later. So do not be afraid.   Kimberly Grigg  35:36 What is the sealant? This is so exciting.   Heather Bernstein  35:40 It's called MORE AntiEtch. A gentleman named Steve Wolf used to work for DuPont and he had a lot of experience in mixing these compounds, and he left, and said 'I'm gonna make this sealant that you roll on to natural stone that is impenetrable'. And you only have to seal it like once every 10 to 20 years versus every year. And it works. It's a matte finish so it looks, if you have honed stone, it looks just like the stone. I mean you can't tell that there's any sealant on it. And it truly helps stop the effects of citrus and etching and staining, and you can leave coffee and red wine rings on your counter overnight, and then wipe the next day, and it's fine.   Kimberly Grigg  36:42 And this is M O O R?   Heather Bernstein  36:46 MOOR. MORE AntiEtch.   Kimberly Grigg  36:49 AntiEtch.   Heather Bernstein  36:49 No, M O R E. MORE AntiEtch.   Kimberly Grigg  36:52 MORE AntiEtch. Because I'm going to link it, of course. It'll be in the show notes, everyone. But I have marble countertops in my kitchen and I'm very particular about them, I don't like the patina for that particular area. And someone recently said to me there's a product now that you can use to seal. And I thought I'm gonna wait till I hear a little more about this before - because I have a lot of countertop in my kitchen - but I bet you it's the same product and I would be a fan. When you say matte, how does it work on a glossier finish or does it matte it down?   Heather Bernstein  37:30 They have two. They have a polished option and a honed option. Yeah  MoreSurfaceCare.com - M O R E. And they have different sealants for the different stones. So I have a different sealant on my quartzite than I did on my marble. So they really honed in on what the product is and created something spectacular. I don't understand what the compound is but I don't need to, I just know that it works.   Kimberly Grigg  38:03 Which is so amazing. And when we started this conversation, you've had this product in your homes for, now, a couple of years. So you know it's tried and true, because you tried it and it's true.   Heather Bernstein  38:14 Yep.   Kimberly Grigg  38:15 Which is so exciting because people will say to me, 'oh my god, I love that marble, but I'm not doing that, I'm too scared, my husband is sloppy, I spill red wine', all those things that, you know... and then I, as a designer, don't want to live with 'oh my gosh, like, I'm gonna get a phone call in three years and you're gonna be upset'. So this is a way to offset that and I'm thrilled to know about it and I'm going to be talking about it a lot too on my show. Because, you know, I love a product that will solve. Design is a lot about finding the best solutions to problems in your home and this solves a problem. And, you know, not spending hours on it, I do have a couple of questions, though, about stone because, like, I think there's also unusual ways to use stone, not just on a countertop. And I noticed on your site, you do some things. Tell me some things, other things, you've done with stone that are beautiful, that, you know, someone could incorporate into their homes.   Heather Bernstein  39:23 Yeah, I think our favorite thing right now is doing integrated sinks. So for a powder room just taking a slab and cutting it up to make a sink look like it was carved out of a block of soapstone or marble or quartzite, where the sink is fully integrated, I think is so beautiful. Because it's seamless and it looks like it was just carved out of a chunk of stone, and I love that heft, and that feel. We also use slab for fireplace surrounds all the time. Not only are they so functional because of their heat resistant qualities, but they're beautiful. And there's so many designs you can do with different mantles and, really, you can do anything with stone. It's amazing. Of course outdoor spaces. Even just with a remnant we have leftover, we'll, you know, cut a round top and put it on an iron base for outside. And clients are like, 'oh my gosh, this is amazing, I love our table', and nobody has it. And that's beautiful. So, yeah, that is... we use stone in every room. It's wonderful.   Kimberly Grigg  40:42 Yeah. It is wonderful. And I do the same with remnants. I'm doing a top for a coffee table right now. And it was just a little leftover piece, and, you know, it's so pretty, and it's so important. And it can elevate something to an entirely different level.   Heather Bernstein  41:01 Yeah.   Kimberly Grigg  41:01 And it can make it unique to you. Which are all the things that, to me, scream good design. So in your portfolio, you tend to have more neutral palettes. But... so tell me, how do you insert color? Or do you?   Heather Bernstein  41:18 I will say we used to use color a lot more than we did, and something shifted. And I think it was a combination of things. For me, my old business was being dissolved and I was transitioning to this new business where it was mine, solely mine. And then, you know, we're all stuck at home. And I was looking around, and I was - I don't want to say getting sick of - but I was finding myself, like, with really bold colors and patterns. I was... it was jarring to me. And I felt like I just wanted to take it down 10 notches and just breathe in more neutral tones, but lots of texture. And that's where our shift happened. And I don't know, I don't know if it was gradual or if it was one day, but we just started doing these vibe boards that evoked this very calm, soothing feeling. And nothing, like, too bright or jarring. And so that's kind of the direction where we've gone. Like, I'm looking at this as like a rug that's going in my bedroom, it's just, like, soft blue-gray. And then this is the headboard fabric. And the texture is what made us swoon for it.   Kimberly Grigg  42:53 You know, I say - especially when someone comes to me for a neutral palette, because I'm known for color, but can I do a neutral palette, I have done bazillions - but if you're going to do a neutral palette, then texture becomes your color.   Heather Bernstein  43:11 So do you have certain things that you do in homes that is unique to you, your aesthetic, something more like signature?   Heather Bernstein  43:11 100%. I actually think it's harder sometimes than designing with color, because that is like play on play on play, and you're layer layer layer. With textures, it's like, okay, this is velvet, we don't want another velvet, so we need to really think through the next, you know... okay, what is it? Oh, it's a chunky linen. And so really thinking through that is almost harder. But, in the end, it feels so natural and so warm and comfy and cozy. And so we love that.   Heather Bernstein  43:55 You know, I would say right now, the past couple of years, we have moved away from white kitchens - white, white, white, white, white - and we are going warm. And so we are doing wrist white oak cabinets, or custom walnut cabinets, or a color like this deep rich almost hunter green that brings in nature. And so I think right now, our signature is not a white kitchen. And I have seen white kitchens on our website because that's how we did it for so many years.   Kimberly Grigg  44:44 And it's white kitchen to death. It's white everything today.   Heather Bernstein  44:47 And a client will come and say 'I want a white kitchen, I'm coming to you' and we're like 'oh no'. And then we're like, 'well what if we do a soft gray?' and they're like 'oh, oh, can I see what that would look like?' And then they're like, 'oh, that feels nice'. And so, just warming it up, I think, has been... and also, everything has been so stark white for so long, that white, gray, white, gray, that we're really warming it up. So, like, more of, like, a warm white or an ivory. It just, it feels - and I'm saying this as my office is white white - but this canvas, this natural colored canvas, is where we are right now. We're warming it up.   Kimberly Grigg  45:44 And probably using warmer whites when you're using white.   Heather Bernstein  45:48 100%. So instead of super white.   Kimberly Grigg  45:52 Warmer whites. Yes, yes. And then that plays well with other warm colors that are branching off into other rooms and spaces. And I think it's kind of important, because subliminally we're all over-exposed to whatever is trending, even us. I mean, we get, we start seeing so so so so much of something and the next thing you know, we're doing it. And I think the average person is as well. And before you know it, and really by the time you've - not us necessarily - but by the time the person who doesn't do this professionally is incorporating into their homes, this subliminal image, it's already trending out. And, you know, I mean, think of the gray in the last 10 years. Think of the white white white, think of the white with millennial pink. I mean, all my, like, it's everywhere, right? And then I'm so sick of it, like I don't really want to do it, I want to give you something special, even though your heart is set on that white with millennial pink pop. It's the pop that's doing it for you, probably. And it's not that I don't like either color, or it's not that I don't like those looks, it's just been in my face.   Heather Bernstein  47:08 Yes.   Kimberly Grigg  47:09 And an overexposure. So it does make me, though, want to ask this - because I think about this from the perspective of someone listening to this show and gaining and garnering - like, what are things we can leave them with? So what are tips that people can incorporate that they can elevate their home to more of a designer level? Like what kinds of things can somebody really pull off?   Heather Bernstein  47:39 Yeah, you know, I think there are a few just, like, tricks that aren't even tricks. They're just inherent in what we know. But to explain it to someone and someone to say, 'oh, yeah, I never thought, I never knew that'. Like, an area rug. If you have a sprawling living room, you know, family room, whatever it is, and you put a five by eight postage stamp rug in there, your room is going to come crashing in and feel this big. But if you do a 10 x 14 rug, or a custom size to fit the space, your room will feel the size that it is. And so, I think that is something that we see all the time. That we walk in and we're like, 'oh yeah, it feels small, because you have the wrong size rug'. And that helps define your space so easily. It's like dummy proof. You know, like, once you learn like, 'oh, this is the right size rug for this room'. And that's why there are those standard rug sizes - 8 x 10, 9 x 12, 10 x 14 - because those are some standard room sizes.   Kimberly Grigg  48:55 And your point - nothing kills a space worse than that 5 x 7 rug in this huge room. And yes, it does support the furniture, perhaps, but it - I've never really thought about, I've never put it into those words, you did it so eloquently - but all of a sudden your room just shrinks. And you've got this pretty massive space. I mean people get afraid to go big. Don't you think?   Heather Bernstein  49:23 Yeah. 100%   Kimberly Grigg  49:25 Like they'll get these little bitty accessories, or they'll buy this little bitty lamp, and I'm like, 'oh, love, like, we cannot put that lamp by this high headboard'.   Heather Bernstein  49:37 Yeah. And you just said, I think the biggest thing, you said clients get afraid. So this, I think, is the biggest thing you can do in design. If you really want to elevate your space, be afraid. Have a touch of fear that it's too bold or too much, and go for it. Do a title that scares you. We, my boys' bathroom - there's no window, we put a skylight in, but there's no window - and I was like, you know what, I'm just going to enhance the darkness and do black. Black tile, black floors, black everywhere with an oak vanity and a big mirror to reflect as much light as I can get in this space. And it is by far our favorite bathroom.   Kimberly Grigg  50:31 It sounds amazing.   Heather Bernstein  50:33 Yeah, it's so fun.   Kimberly Grigg  50:35 So bold.   Heather Bernstein  50:36 And even as a designer - and I know everything that's out there, and even the stuff I don't know, I'll learn about and, you know, be like, 'oh, that's so much cooler than what I did' - but even I have to tell myself to be brave sometimes. And, like, yes, do that. Don't play it safe.   Kimberly Grigg  50:57 But you know what, I think it's why you're successful. I know that it has a lot to do with my success. Because, you know, we can all pick some things that go nicely, play nicely together. And we can break some rules and, you know, get the scale off a little bit, get this off a little bit. But I think that the reason people use me as their designer - and I have a feeling it's you too - is because we will take that risk. And we'll believe in it so hard that our clients know that if we believe in it that much, that it's worth the risk. And that we'll fix it if it goes wrong. Like, you know, I've taken risks that haven't worked. But I'd rather take that risk than cheat my client out of what it could have been, if I had stayed in the box. And, you know, I think, like, I can't wait to get out of the box when I'm working on a job, like I cannot. But I also have a lot of years of experience. So I'm not afraid to get out of the box. Yet when we don't get out of the box, and I play it safe, the room is flat to me, or the project is flat. And sometimes people just won't let you and you finally just give up in, like, frustration, and you're like, 'okay, if you won't do it, then I'm not gonna lose any more sleep about this, I'm telling you, it would be 1000 times better if you let me do it this way, but you're not doing it so here we go'. And eventually, you can get to that. But when you get to get out - and I can tell the girl that puts black tile all over a dark bathroom, I know you can take a risk, and I love it. Love it. I can't wait to see the photographs of this bathroom. I think it sounds spectacular. So.   Heather Bernstein  52:47 Yeah, no. Breaking rules. Breaking the rules is so fun.   Kimberly Grigg  52:51 Yeah, exactly. And allow yourself, yeah, allow yourself to do it. So is - obviously beauty is important to you - so, but why? Why should people care? Why is beauty important?   Heather Bernstein  53:09 My partner and I have this conversation quite a bit because he's like, 'function is better'. And I'm like, 'no beauty is better'. I mean women were high heels, you think they wear them because they're comfortable? No. We wear them because they're beautiful, right? And they elongate our calf and our leg. And there are reasons for why we do things. And I think I have learned, through this project over the past year, my own project, that beauty - the most beautiful is where it functions and is beautiful. Because that appeals to everyone. Yeah, you can just have beauty. But it also can be functional. It's like a 10 out of 10. And so I've really tried to instill in my gals, like, 'Okay, but how are they going to use that? And does it, will it work for them?' Because just pulling something that's beautiful is easy. But making sure that it works for the people, the place, the space, is the ultimate beauty. And so I've really - just in doing my own project - I've really put a focus on that. And it's been, it's been really helpful. For us and for our clients.   Kimberly Grigg  54:38 Well said, well said Heather. So it's time for my signature question, which goes a little like this. If you had a hashtag that really spoke to your legacy of design, what would it be?   Heather Bernstein  54:58 So funny. I am looking in my notes because I used to have, when I started this company two years ago, I had this saying... ah, this is it. Are you ready?   Kimberly Grigg  55:14 I'm ready.   Heather Bernstein  55:15 I should have it memorized. The courage to grow requires the ability to let go. Oh, it is that... let's be brave and mighty and go for it. Then you will grow.   Kimberly Grigg  55:33 Yes, Heather. I cannot believe this time has flown. Like, you and I could just do this...   Heather Bernstein  55:40 I know.   Kimberly Grigg  55:40 I could tell. Maybe when I come to the Bay Area, I'm going-   Heather Bernstein  55:44 - it's my roots. My grandmother was from Georgia.   Kimberly Grigg  55:48 Yeah. Oh, wow. So there we are. So how can people find you?   Heather Bernstein  55:53 HKB Interior Design.com. And I would love to... we travel. We have a project in Denver right now. So yeah, reach out.   Kimberly Grigg  56:08 So great. Well, Heather, I thoroughly have enjoyed getting to know you. It's so funny because our introduction was over the sealant. But, gosh, there's many more layers to you, girl.   Heather Bernstein  56:21 Oh, thank you.   Kimberly Grigg  56:25 Thank you. I appreciate this so much. And you guys got to go take a look at this girl's work. She's spectacular. And I can't wait to get to know you more. And so I'm going to say to our listeners, bye for now and I will see you next time and thanks for listening. And of course be sure to go rate, review, and subscribe to our show.   Kimberly Grigg  56:49 Thanks for listening to Decorate Like A Design Boss. If you want more info on how to decorate your space like a pro, visit KimberlyGriggDesigns.com. See you next week!

Crack House Chronicles
Ep. 111 A Slaying in Savona

Crack House Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 40:41


August 2, 1993, marked a horrific day for small town Savona, New York, when local teenager Eric Smith murdered a 4-year-old boy, Derrick Robie, who lived across town. Early that morning, Smith, 13, had spotted the child walking alone to a summer camp at the park. https://crackhousechronicles.com/ Check out our MERCH! https://www.teepublic.com/user/crackhousechronicles Sponsors: https://betterhelp.com/chc If you use this link or Promo Code CHC, BetterHELP will give you 10% off your first months bill. Sources: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/eric-smith-murderer-parole-derrick-robie/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Smith_(murderer) https://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/smith-eric-m.htm  

Hebrew Nation Online
Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

Hebrew Nation Online

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 49:48


This week it looks like even the Supreme Court is ready to admit that the longstanding Big Lie about the sacrament of abortion is just legal BS. And those who prattle about a 'right to choose' -- death to kids at least -- while they infringe and throttle actual God-given Rights are shrieking like demons who are afraid their days of massive child sacrifice are almost over. Meanwhile, Scary Poppins is proving that Orwell was right, if a bit optimistic, and AmeriKa's Most Successful Whore EVER is showing that her deceptiveness is exceeded only by her hubris. While the Senile Imposter continues to claim those who don't drink his Kool-Aid are the Worst Terrorists Ever. And it all makes the same point. Things are certainly coming to a head. And people will either speak up NOW for what is right - or forever hold their peace. Or rest in it.

Millennial Made
"Kool Aid Jammers Make Good Mixers" ft. Love Is Blind's Natalie Lee

Millennial Made

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 36:47


Rod brings on IRL friend Natalie Lee from Netflix's Love is Blind to talk about the show, coworkers reacting to her engagement, exes, and why Kool Aid Jammers make good mixers. Produced by Dear Media

The Group Practice Exchange
Episode 191 | EOS and Accountability with Casey Gromer

The Group Practice Exchange

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 20:58


Hey Group Practice listeners! Casey Gromer, the integrator for the group practice exchange, is guest hosting the podcast about the one tool every practice owner needs to take a step back from their business, namely the entrepreneurial Operating System or EOS.       In this episode we cover:     EOS - a valuable business tool for group practice owners Six components that make EOS a valuable operations framework and the simplified version Visionary and integrator role in the business Excellent book recommendations for in-depth EOS concept and application Favorite pillar in the framework, accountability, and its elements     Links mentioned in the episode:     Episode 173: The One Tool You Need to Step Back with Casey Gromer Female Founders Breaking Boundaries - Casey Gromer Episode 45: Why I Don't Drink the Kool-Aid (about EOS) EOS Website Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business by Gino Wickman, Mark C. Winters, et al. What the Heck Is EOS?: A Complete Guide for Employees in Companies Running on EOS Hardcover – September 5, 2017, by Gino Wickman Group Practice Exchange Facebook Group      This episode is sponsored by TherapyNotes. TherapyNotes is an EHR software that helps behavioral health professionals manage their practice with confidence and efficiency. I use TherapyNotes in my own group practice and love its amazing support team, billing features, and scheduling capabilities. It serves us well as a large group practice owner.     Do you ever wish for a financial therapist who could relieve you from the last few months' bookkeeping, talk you off the edge when you're running into issues with Quickbooks, or help you work through a profit plan for growth? GreenOak Accounting does just that! GreenOak Accounting is an accounting firm that specializes in working with group practices. Their value goes WAY beyond bookkeeping; they can help you get on track for financial success. Schedule a free consultation by going to http://greenoakaccounting.com/tgpe

Drinking the Koolaid
Ep. 105 - Blame Melanie

Drinking the Koolaid

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 85:24


Alter egos, mysterious bowel movements, and a crippling obsession with hot sauce leads the ladies into a strange episode. Cassidy shares the weird history of the Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex and Amanda covers the horrifying missing SS Kamloops and the haunting Old Whitey.    Get a discount on your first month of BetterHelp here!   Want more Drinking the Koolaid? Find our social media, Patreon, and more here!

Crucible of Realms
Episode 11 - Hell Noir

Crucible of Realms

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022


Hosts: Jim, Jon & GregoryGuest: Eden Royce In this episode we create a vision of a hell in which daemons try to live better lives, but are plagued by crime and corruption. And of course the occasional kidnapping by humans from another world.00:00 Tomfoolery00:12 Megalopolis00:21 Mr. Snuffleupagus00:37 Barghest / Darth Vader / Black Dog / Geist00:52 The Hound of the Baskervilles / Baskerville01:06 Intro02:47 Listener Feedback03:10 Happy Jack's RPG Podcast03:37 Creative Commons04:12 Determining Basics04:38 Atlas / Atlas Shrugged05:04 Demon / Devil / Hell06:11 Hellevator08:27 Fedora08:57 Film Noir / Hardboiled Fiction09:14 Faustian Bargain09:37 "This is my boomstick!"10:53 Drug Fiend11:58 Drug Mule12:09 Mephistopheles13:37 Art Deco / Succubus / Femme Fatale14:03 Determining Physical Properties14:13 Dark City14:59 Superman / Kryptonians15:55 Discussing Social Aspects16:16 No One Can Eat Just One17:07 Discussing Supernatural Rules18:47 Discussing Inhabitants & Society20:43 Discussing Powers22:29 Prohibition / Speakeasy / Eliot Ness23:34 Devil in a Blue Dress24:24 Imp / Incubus25:10 Discussing Wild Life25:38 Terrarium25:56 Arthropod / Arachnid / Crustacean26:35 Discussing Environment27:24 Futurama / New New York27:51 Zeppelin / Steampunk29:15 Industrial Revolution29:43 Sulfur Dioxide / Acid Rain32:14 Discussing History32:50 Elder Things33:23 Yog-Sothoth / Elder Gods / Great Old Ones37:12 Egalitarianism38:58 Discussing Religion39:33 Lovecraftian / Hastur40:13 Humanism / The King in Yellow40:30 Gothic Architecture41:41 Gaslighting42:14 Drinking the Kool Aid / Heaven's Gate42:20 Discussing Crime43:09 Discussing Souls44:31 Scarab45:05 Discussing Government & Organizations45:43 Fidel Castro47:01 Byakhee48:03 Arkham / Mikatonic University49:03 Wall Street49:17 Coney Island / Renaissance Faire50:20 Naming Beings, Titles & Organizations50:33 Daemon52:20 Body Politic / Constabulary / Constable53:27 Clot54:02 Humours / Bile55:25 Naming Places55:59 Furlong56:25 Naming Deities57:28 Naming More Groups & Movements58:17 Walker, Texas Ranger59:37 Naming More Places61:08 Naming the City62:04 Naming the Setting63:23 www.EdenRoyce.com63:39 LudusNovus.net63:45 Conclusion & OutroDOWNLOAD EPISODE 11 - Hell Noir

From Half Court: An NBA Podcast with Sean Murphy
PREVIEWING THE DETROIT PISTONS OFFSEASON W/ James Edwards III - From Half Court Episode 51

From Half Court: An NBA Podcast with Sean Murphy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 63:30


On this episode of From Half Court, Sean Jeff (@jeffiafrate) and Troy (@troysergey44) are joined by both DetroitKoolAid and The Athletic's James Edwards III to talk about the Pistons offseason, how the last season ended, and expectations Pistons fans should have. Kool Aid's Twitter: https://twitter.com/DetroitKoolAid Check out James's work on The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/author/james-l-edwards-iii/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/fhcourtpod Jeff's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZeB... Jeff's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffiafrate Sean's work on Woodward Sports: https://woodwardsports.com/author/sti... Donations for “From Half Court” https://gofund.me/15216833 SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCo... Twitter: https://twitter.com/seanhalfcourt TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@fromhalfcourt. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sean-murphy27/support

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate
Why Develop Now Instead of Buy

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 17:24


Is it possible to start a partnership and to ink a $1.4 billion development deal just a month and a half later? Neil Bertrand and his partner prove that it is. Neil is the Executive Vice President of RGX Invest, overseeing the sourcing of new acquisitions, including sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, asset due diligence, business plan development, financing, and closing. In this episode, he talks about their large-scale development project in Austin, Texas and breaks down what goes on behind the scenes. He also shares his insights about opportunities in the development space, the current state of the market, and the importance of inspiring people to lead an impactful life.   [00:01 - 05:17] The Big Business in Development Neil talks about starting in real estate, starting a partnership, and getting the billion-dollar deal Why it makes sense more to build now [05:18 - 11:17] Building the Ultimate Live-Work-Play Environment Neil gives us the details about Leander Springs Learn how they raised funds for this project Getting the best talent on board The risks they are keeping an eye on   [11:18 - 16:07] Inspire to Impact This is what they are doing to help educate aspiring investors  Neil's thoughts on the business side of mentoring Why you should figure out your “why”   [16:08 - 17:24] Closing Segment Reach out to Neil!  Links Below Final Words Tweetable Quotes “If something is worth it, you make the time.” - Neil Bertrand “Learn how to do things the correct way.” - Neil Bertrand “The best thing about real estate? Anybody can do it. The worst thing about real estate? Anybody can do it.” - Neil Bertrand   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------   Connect with Neil Bertrand! Shoot him a message at neil@reitgroupx.com if you want to know more about Leander Springs and other exciting projects they are working on.   Connect with me: I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns.   Facebook LinkedIn   Like, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on.  Thank you for tuning in!   Email me → sam@brickeninvestmentgroup.com Want to read the full show notes of the episode? Check it out below:   Neil Bertrand  00:00 We want to bring in like-minded people, a very select group, and just kind of put them through a six-month program, where they're analyzing deals and we're explaining to them why things work, why things don't work, you know, in terms of time, if something was worth it, you make the time, right. And that's what we want from the people that we will bring in as these codes GP, I hate to use the word trainee because it just doesn't sound right. You know, come stand shoulder to shoulder with us and learn how to do things that I hate. I'm going to use this phrase and I don't care who gets offended, learn how to do things the correct way.   Intro  00:35 Welcome to the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate Show. Whether you are an active or passive investor, we'll teach you how to scale your real estate investing business into something big.      Sam Wilson  00:47 Neil Bertrand is a 25-year multifamily veteran with experience across all asset classes and types. Neil, welcome to the show.   Neil Bertrand  00:55 Hey, thanks for having me.   Sam Wilson  00:57 Pleasure is mine. Same question I asked every guest who comes on the show, in 90 seconds or less, can you tell me where did you start? Where are you now? And how did you get there?   Neil Bertrand  00:55 I started in the mid 90s. My wife got me in the business. And I had... I gravitated toward the financial side, started with the property management side, was naturally numbers-oriented. And it served me well.   Sam Wilson  01:17 And where are you now?   Neil Bertrand  01:19 So I'm with RGX invest, Executive Vice President and Partner in our assets. Ravi Katta is our CEO. We're an Austin-based institutional-style, vertically integrated investment firm.    Sam Wilson  01:30 And then how did you get there?   Neil Bertrand  01:32 Ravi and I actually met two and a half years ago, and we were both asked to participate in something called the Texas Multifamily Executive Forum. I joke that it's a group of owners, investors, C-suite guys, you know, a couple of private equity guys, and we meet every other Friday by Zoom. Half of the call is us griping about how everything is overpriced, and we can't find good deals. And the other half of the call is, you know, where do we go to find good deals. So during the course of those calls about the first year or so of it, Ravi and I realized that we had a lot of the same ideology, same mentality, both long term, very ambitious guys with kind of desire to help other people, learn what we do, impact their lives and grow. February of last year, we made it official, teamed up. And within 45 days, we had $1.4 billion of new development under contract. Man, you know, the rest, as they say, is history.   Sam Wilson  02:27 That's, you know, nobody just wakes up one day, you know, says hey, we're gonna form a partnership and then a month and a half later, you know, inks a $1.4 billion new development deal north of Austin, Texas. There's a lot of things that have gone into that I'm sure that you're downplaying. But let's talk about that project. I guess out of the, you know, break down that project for us. Why do you guys see the opportunity to be developing now versus where you see we are in the market? I think we were talking about, you know, here before we kicked off the episode that you kind of see it as a party that you know, people think never gonna end.    Neil Bertrand  03:06Right, right. The analogy I use was a bunch of 18-year-old rockstar wannabes playing the clubs every weekend, thinking that the party is never going to end, right.   Sam Wilson  03:07Right, right. Neil Bertrand  03:08When you look at the cities we're developing in, Leander Cedar Park and Lago Vista. Lago Vista: 76% plus population growth since the year 2000. Median income for the entire cities pushes $90,000,. Cedar Park: 205% population growth since the year 2000. Again, six digit, you know, median incomes in the sub market. Leander Springs: fastest growing city in America, 761% population growth since the year 2000. City-wide median income is six digits. The opportunity was great, we were able to purchase the land for all these deals pretty much off market. The Leander Springs project was actually a development that was already in play and we purchased out the guys that had put it together. But you know when you look at what we can build these deals for in cities that have five and eight year projected growth, I mean, 2019-2020, 4% population growth alone for Leander, okay. And when you look at where a lot of the growth is situated in Texas, you know, Dallas and Austin are really getting, reaping the benefits of that, and Houston and San Antonio are doing very well. But to kind of answer your original question, why develop now instead of buy? We're developing for much, much less than I can purchase a 2015 asset for in this market. And I'm talking in comparable locations, right? Half million dollar homes, six figure incomes. It just makes more sense right now to build. By the time, you know, you're looking at a 2015 asset, relatively brand-new construction right. But guess what? Your appliances and are nearing the end of their life expectancy for an apartment community. Depending on where you've built, you're probably starting to see some of those nice foundation issues that certain areas of Texas are known for. Your deferred maintenance is starting to creep in, right.?    Sam Wilson  05:10 Right.   Neil Bertrand  05:11 Do I buy for, you know, 330 a door? 2015 asset? Or do I build for 225 to 30 a door? It's a no brainer.   Sam Wilson  05:18 Sure. Yeah. I mean, just from a mathematical equation, it's a no brainer. What about time to bring product to market? I mean, a $1.4 billion project isn't a six month project.   Neil Bertrand  05:29 No, no. So we, Leander Springs will be a six year project and kind of what this project is. It's 78 acres, it's going to consist of three apartment communities totaling 1600 units, over 1 million square foot of office and retail, a 250 room hotel with a 20,000 square foot conference center. And all of that will be centered by a four acre crystal lagoon. And this will be the only publicly accessible four acre crystal lagoon in Central Texas. So we're basically building the ultimate live-work-play environment, right. And that's going to be built in probably four phases. Phase one is going to be the lagoon, the first apartment community with the retail, get the utilities stretched out there, take about 18 to 24 months from the first shovel in the ground to full lease-up, right? With the way that the markets are growing, and the population growth, and the fact that we're building such a unique product, you know, we're anticipating a very easy lease-up. If you take a look at the national average right now, similar class lease-ups are hitting about 50 to 70 units a month in high demand areas. So I'm always cautiously optimistic. But on this one, I'm just optimistic.   Sam Wilson  06:42 I like that. How are you guys funding this? I know you have a big background in the institutional space. So maybe this was just a hey, tee up the right partners, and then off you go. And we all get together and do it. But talk to us about that.   Neil Bertrand  06:56 So a year ago, Ravi and I started a fund. And it was basically a friends and family fund, but only for accredited investors, $30 million fund. And we basically have used that money to purchase the land for these acquisitions. So we're stable there. And yes, as we build project by project, we are engaging private equity groups and family offices, you know, from around the country and a few international groups as well.   Sam Wilson  07:23 Right. And so you've already kind of got this pipeline warmed up. This is the project, this is what we're doing. This is the expected capital. You know, it's not committed capital, hard capital yet, but it's people that have kind of given the preliminary nod that says, when it's time, yes, we want to participate.   Neil Bertrand  07:37 Right. And I'll be honest with you, this is the only project and I became a VP of acquisitions summer, sometime around 2015-2016. This is the only project where I have the private equity groups contacting me or contacting Ravi, like, hey, you guys, you guys ready? You guys gotta pay the numbers? Because, you know, the city of Leander is offering us a, you know, incredible tax incentive. Obviously, they see the benefit to this type of project. You've got tech companies moving in, hey, you have your office, you're living, you're shopping everything right here. You know, what else do you need?   Sam Wilson  08:10 Right. Yeah, absolutely. When you have investors calling you saying, hey, you ready? You ready for my capital? Yet? That's a great place to be. Let's talk about the market for a second, if there's a shift in the market, or if there's a shift in as you said, you know, when the 18-year-old rock band grew, you know, when the music stops, is there any fear that not committed capital won't be there when it's time?   Neil Bertrand  08:33 No, because the new development space right now is probably one of the safer areas to invest in because the returns are simply better, right? You're not going to get 20-25% IRR on an 80s value-add deal, right? You may get 18 at best, you're certainly not going to get it on anything built between 2015-2020, right? Again, you'll probably get 18 at best, unless you can come across a unicorn where the developer didn't care about the expenses. He just wanted to build the thing and sell it as soon as it was stabilized, and you can trim a lot of fat. So it's still going to be the safest bet. For a lot of that capital.   Sam Wilson  09:12 Yeah, no, I think that's really smart. And especially, you know, everybody always says that real estate is local, right? There's no such thing as the national real estate market. And we saw that even in 2008, that while, yes, maybe there was a lot of pain across the country. There were still markets that did really well. Some of those, I think, were actually in Texas. So you know, like you mentioned before, just following the population growth, I mean, that's astounding population growth. So not seeing that kind of wane as well, I think is really intriguing, and also not "motivating," what's the word I'm looking for here, but further reason to keep doing what you're doing. Tell me about the buildout side of things. I mean, that's a lot of projects and a lot of moving parts and people to manage. How have you guys built a team around you? I know it was just the two of you, I guess, not too terribly long ago. You need a lot of support staff to make this thing go round.  Neil Bertrand  10:00Right. So if you're familiar with The Domain project in Austin, once again, very large, nationally-recognized live-work-play development, we've engaged the big players who are involved in that project: architects, project managers, developers, engineers, I mean, literally the same, just probably about 80-70, 80% of that Domain team, we've engaged for this project, because when you're doing something like this, you want the best of the best, you don't want the guys who started an engineering firm last year, right? Or who read an engineering book and think they can do it, you know. We want the big names, the big guns. Sam Wilson  10:35Yeah, that makes a lot of sense, you know, to go out and find talent that's already done it. What are some risks that you feel like in this development project or in development as a whole, that you guys kind of see, you say, hey, these are some risks that either we can or cannot compensate for? Neil Bertrand  10:51 I think right now, it's going to be supply chain, and pricing, right? Obviously, we're keeping an eye on that, lumber kind of fluctuating up and down, up and down,  labor shortages. Those are the type of things that can impact our numbers. But again, when you're working with these large groups that have a huge network and can command great pricing, you have a buffer, right? You don't have 100% guarantee, but you have a very good buffer.  Sam Wilson  11:18Yeah, I would imagine that's absolutely true. One of things we talked about was that one of the things you'd love to do is to inspire others to grow and lead an impactful life. What does that mean?  Neil Bertrand  11:31So there are a lot of people who, Ravi, of course, being Indian, I think, you know, the Indian community, lots of tech entrepreneurs, medical community, and then just even outside of the Indian community, a lot of people, great entrepreneurs, I mean, I was talking to a guy who was the VP of cybersecurity, all in, you know, pulling down 600,000 a year, but this much time to learn about real estate, right? The same thing with tech entrepreneurs, IT guys, doctors, no time to really, really learn. And when you take a look at what is out there, and I'm not disparaging any of the groups, but let's just be perfectly honest. The business of a mentor group is attracting and retaining students. That's first and foremost. Okay. Second is teaching you about real estate. So that's their primary concern. How do I attract and retain students? We're not gurus, we're not mentors, we don't want to be. You know, I make the comment, if I'm the smartest guy in the room that I need to find a new room. And even after 25 years, I still think that. I don't want to be the smartest guy in the room. So we want to help people to come alongside us, give them an opportunity, you know, they're aspiring GPs give them an opportunity to invest with us. You don't pay us, you invest with us. And you work side by side. You shadow us, you learn everything, you learn how to underwrite on a model that has been sent to Blackstone, and AllianceBernstein, and Prudential, and Northwestern Mutual Life, okay? It's not on a four tab underwriting model that is going to spit out the most erroneous returns you can imagine. And if I say that with a bit of sarcasm and loathing, it's there, because that hurts people. Right? What you don't know will hurt you.   Sam Wilson  13:14That is awesome. I love that. What does that mean practically? I mean, because there's only so many hours in your day. And there has to be some sort of return on investment for you guys, when you bring on these, I'm gonna call it mentees, even though it's not right... You don't do a mentor program.   Neil Bertrand  13:31Yeah. So for us, one is being very selective, right? You're not paying us to be coaches. So we're not doing this for everybody. We want people who, you know, first we want to understand your why and your why needs to be two things. My why is simple, I have to be somewhere after this call. If I don't make it there, my family is taken care of, okay? The second thing is, what do you want to do outside of yourself? Okay, it's great to have, you know, 10-15, $20 million net worth and pull down big money, but what are you doing to help other people, right? And so we want to bring in like-minded people, a very select group, and just kind of put them through a six month program, where they're analyzing deals, and we're explaining to them why things work, why things don't work, you know. In terms of time, if something was worth that you make the time, right, and that's what we want from the people that we will bring in as these Co-GP. I hate to use the word trainee, because it just doesn't sound right. You know, come stand shoulder to shoulder with us, I learn how to do things, and I hate... I'm going to use this phrase and I don't care who gets offended, learn how to do things the correct way.   Sam Wilson  14:37I love it. And that's so absolutely necessary. And I think that's very valuable what you are doing because, and I say this in the show all the time, unapologetically, that if you are going to hire a mentor, then... And I know you're not a mentor in the traditional sense, but if you are gonna go that route, you've got to find somebody that is active in the space, that is buying and is doing it. Run from the guru, what I call the "guru but no do" person. It's like the real estate industry is fraught with that, it is I'm with you. It just kind of soured my stomach like, oh my god.   Neil Bertrand  15:10I make sure I say this on every interview or podcast, you know. I say this, before you give your money to somebody, I want you to think about something. Before you give your money to a guru, or a syndicator, or a deal sponsor, heck, before you give your money to an institutional investor, in the state of Texas, there was more education, licensing and recertification required to cut hair than there is to raise money for $20 million asset.  Sam Wilson  15:36I know it. Neil Bertrand  15:36And that is a sad, sad fact, right? You know, the best thing about real estate, anybody can do it. The worst thing about real estate is, anybody can do it. And you know, when you have enough people stomping around and puffing their chest like they're experts, and they have great marketing prowess, people buy, you know, they drink the Kool Aid. Sam Wilson  15:55Yeah. And people get hurt as well. I mean, that's in the end, there's a lot of activity and very little forward momentum. And I think that's one of the things maybe you're trying to solve there, is actually putting people in a position to make meaningful progress. Neil Bertrand  16:08Yeah.  Sam Wilson  16:08I think that's absolutely cool. And I love the idea there of growing and leading an impactful life. So thanks for taking the time to break that down. Neil, appreciate having you come on the show. This has been great. I love the projects you guys are taking down. That's, what do they call that, massive action in a very short period of time? So I look forward to seeing this project. What's the name of the project you guys are developing there again? Neil Bertrand  16:29The large project is Leander Springs. Sam Wilson  16:31Leander Springs, okay, I have to keep my eye on that as it progresses over the next few years. But absolutely love how quickly and how precisely you guys are going after stuff like that. So yeah, look forward to following that. If our listeners want to get in touch with you or learn more about you what is the best way to do that? Neil Bertrand  16:48Sure. You can send me an email neil, N-E-I-L, @ reitgroupx.com. R-E-I-T groupx.com. Sam Wilson  16:55Neil, thanks for your time. Appreciate it. Neil Bertrand  16:57Thank you. Sam Wilson  16:58Hey, thanks for listening to the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate Podcast. If you can do me a favor and subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, whatever platform it is you use to listen, if you can do that for us, that would be a fantastic help to the show. It helps us both attract new listeners as well as rank higher on those directories so appreciate you listening. Thanks so much and hope to catch you on the next episode.

Drinking the Koolaid
Ep. 103 - Go to Bed

Drinking the Koolaid

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 94:00


The ladies get into some core memories before covering two unsolved cases. Cassidy shares the requested Lost Boys of Hannibal and Amanda dives into a dual conspiracy/ufo sighting with the incident at Fort Benning.   Use this link to get a discount on your 1st month of BetterHelp   Want more Drinking the Koolaid? Find our social media, Patreon, and more here!

Bothering the Band
Bothering the Band - Shi Eubank

Bothering the Band

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 49:30


Nashville & Memphis, TN based S.A.M (Savage After Midnight) are grabbing the cock ring of music stardom, and their frontman, Shi Eubank, is a rocker without a filter. This guy will tell you anything you want to know and he's not afraid to own his past, his present and take charge of his future. That said, it was fun asking him about Kool-Aid pickles and tampons.

Teutonia World Presents:
If You Were a Real Bucks Fan You'd Drink the Kool-Aid

Teutonia World Presents:

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 18:20


Don't ask no questions BUCKS WINNNNNNN --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teutonia-world/message

The Chris Top Program
Super-Secret Ingredient

The Chris Top Program

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 4:20


Maybe age is only a number, and perhaps it isn't. Ask me how I feel about it when I'm really old, like forty or fifty or something. All I know is that whenever a birthday rolls around, I get some fantastic chocolate cake my mother whipped up. Eventually, the seventies will become the eighties, and before I know it, the world will change, but one thing will forever remain constant. Chocolate cake will always be the most delicious cake ever devised. I've had some pretty outstanding desserts within my short life. The cake is the best reason to go to another kids' party, but there is never a guarantee it'll be the right kind. I can't figure out why someone would choose anything other than chocolate when they can pick whatever flavor they'd like. Forget about weddings because those are never good. They're kind of pretty, but every time that knife goes in, it's some white or yellow cake. It's supposed to be a special day, but I guess it isn't that special after all. The worst is when adults mess with your head. Anyone above the age of ten can not be trusted because they're ticky. Nothing is worse than salivating over a giant mound of goodness covered in dark frosting, only to discover that some dry yellow sponge hides beneath, ready to disappoint. Grown-ups can be monsters. Biting into an oatmeal raisin cookie, thinking its chocolate chip comes in at a close second. These tragic moments can easily turn into sleepless nights. Sometimes everything looks right. The frosting is nice and chocolaty, the cake is the perfect shade of mocha, and even the ice cream is delightfully fudgy. One bite quickly tells me that looks can indeed be deceiving. It's like my mother has some super-secret ingredient and no one else on earth is aware. I've never once witnessed her wave a magic wand or sprinkle any kind of magical dust all over the birthday cake. Why can't anyone else bake a cake as wonderful as my mother's? A giant table sits still and empty, but don't let the lifeless wooden structure fool you. If it could talk, the stories that old piece of furniture could paint would leave you with an art gallery full of portraits floating around inside your mind. All of the Christmas dinners, Thanksgivings, Easter egg paintings, homework, and occasional arguments would provide a book with more than a thousand chapters. And of course, we can't forget birthdays. First, Mom gently throws her signature white tablecloth into the air, and it bubbles up like a parachute before landing perfectly on the unique table. Next, the themed paper plates are stacked next to enough forks and spoons for all of my friends and cousins who will attend. She lines up balloons and Dum-Dums so each guest will have something to take home. My favorite green Kool-Aid chills in the refrigerator while the extra chocolaty chocolate chip ice cream stays frozen in the icebox. Then she places my cake in the center of the table she'd made the day before. Soon everyone will arrive with gifts, and they'll sing happy birthday before I fill my lungs with enough air to blow out each candle successfully. Mom will laugh and sing along with the rest of us on this special day. Afterward, she'll clean up, put everything back in its place and never complain once or even expect a thank you. Every year she proves love is way more powerful than a magic wand or enchanted fairy dust, and it makes the perfect secret ingredient.

Health Hats, the Podcast
Patient Advocates on National Boards: Mind the Sausage

Health Hats, the Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 47:27


Engaging patients differs depending on the role. Those on national Boards lead, strategize, advocate, communicate. Adam Thompson is on the Board of NQF. Listen in. Blog subscribers: Listen to the podcast here. Scroll down through show notes to read the post. Subscribe to Health Hats, the Podcast, on your favorite podcast player Please support my blog and podcast. CONTRIBUTE HERE Episode Notes Prefer to read, experience impaired hearing or deafness? Find FULL TRANSCRIPT at the end of the other show notes or download the printable transcript here Contents with Time-Stamped Headings to listen where you want to listen or read where you want to read (heading. time on podcast xx:xx. page # on the transcript) Proem.. 1 Introducing Adam Thompson 02:38. 1 Patient-caregiver advocates on national Boards of Directors 04:21. 2 Activist, Advocate, Conduit, Leader 06:15. 3 The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program 09:42. 4 Pulling the curtain back. Feeling our oats. 13:52. 4 The right place to make a difference and re-charge 18:26. 5 Learn, coach, mentor 20:43. 6 Listen, reveal, shout 25:50. 7 Levers of power. Drunk the Kool-Aid. Now what? 30:56. 8 Transparency. The sausage gets made. 34:17. 9 More on conduits 39:39. 10 Engage, dissemination, act 41:02. 10 Is seeking public comment enough? 42:54. 11 Reflection 45:00  11 Please comment and ask questions at the comment section at the bottom of the show notes on LinkedIn  via email DM on Instagram or Twitter to @healthhats Credits Music by permission from Joey van Leeuwen, Drummer, Composer, Arranger Web and Social Media Coach Kayla Nelson @lifeoflesion The views and opinions presented in this podcast and publication are solely the responsibility of the author, Danny van Leeuwen, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute®  (PCORI®), its Board of Governors or Methodology Committee. Sponsored by Abridge Inspired by and grateful to Nikki Montgomery, Matthew Pickering, Jan Oldenburg, Danny Sands, Matt Hudson,  Dana Gelb Safron, Nakela Cook, Christine Goertz, Kristin Carman, Luc Pelletier, Jan Oldenburg, Sharon Levine, Kara Ayers Links Adam Thompson, LinkedIn National Quality Forum (NQF) PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) Dr. David Nash Ryan White program Dolores Dockrey Dr. W Edwards Deming called it profound knowledge. Related podcasts https://health-hats.com/pod110/ https://health-hats.com/pod145/ https://health-hats.com/pod153/ About the Show Welcome to Health Hats, learning on the journey toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen, a two-legged, old, cisgender, white man with privilege, living in a food oasis, who can afford many hats and knows a little about a lot of healthcare and a lot about very little. Most people wear hats one at a time, but I wear them all at once.  I'm the Rosetta Stone of Healthcare. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life's realities in the awesome circus of healthcare.  Let's make some sense of all this. To subscribe go to https://health-hats.com/ Creative Commons Licensing The material found on this website created by me is Open Source and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution. Anyone may use the material (written, audio, or video) freely at no charge.  Please cite the source as: ‘From Danny van Leeuwen, Health Hats. (including the link to my website). I welcome edits and improvements.  Please let me know. danny@health-hats.com. The material on this site created by others is theirs and use follows their guidelines. The Show Proem As a nurse, I studied individual health. Then I became a student of organizational health. That led me to management and leadership - all with the mind to get stuff done. Done for people, with people, by people -patients, caregivers, and direct care clinicians. My role changed at each step.

Locked On Longhorns - Daily Podcast On Texas Longhorns Football & Basketball
Quinn Ewers, Hudson Card Press Conference Reaction + ESPN FPI has Texas #6

Locked On Longhorns - Daily Podcast On Texas Longhorns Football & Basketball

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 27:20


If fans are drinking the Kool-Aid it looks like ESPN is well. According to ESPN's Football Power Index rankings for the 2022 season, they expect Texas to go 9-3 and be one of the best teams in the Big 12. I explain why I agree. Also, Quinn Ewers and Hudson Card spoke with the media today and both quarterbacks answered some tough questions. We discuss the highlights as well as some transfer notes on Amarius Mims and Ochaun Mathis and the possibility of them ending up on this Texas Football Team. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Athletic Greens Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/COLLEGE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Solution a Real Estate Podcast
How to Kick Off Your Real Estate Career (Part 5)

The Solution a Real Estate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 22:24


Looking to kick off your real estate career? Or maybe you've been licensed for a while and want to grow your real estate business? Today we're wrapping up our series on the top 5 most important things you should do to have a successful real estate career. Here's a recap from our previous four episodes: Have a mentor

Drinking the Koolaid
Ep. 102 - Therapy with Cassidy Liston MD

Drinking the Koolaid

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 83:12


After mostly surviving an overconsumption of pink wine, the ladies pull it together and share two insane tales. Cassidy covers the Salish Sea Feet and Amanda dives into a few Hollywood Crimes that took place on set.    Want more Drinking the Koolaid? Find our socials, Patreon, and more here!   Check out the new Macy's Wine Shop here!

Back To Back
Ducking Nets while drinking Raptors Kool-Aid

Back To Back

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 43:35


The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Mo Dakhil and Tray Edwards Rundown:  — Teams ducking the Nets or just resting? — Ben Simmons coming back? — Play-In set in the East  — Preview Play-In the West too  — Donte DiVincenzo mad at Kings  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bartalk
BarTalk Live in Las Vegas! Ep. 102

Bartalk

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 49:33


Recording live at the 2022 Bar & Restaurant Expo, Dan, Karl, and Andy are joined by Chef Brian Duffy to talk about believing in your concept, defining an executive chef, and getting your employees to drink the Kool-Aid. Intro music is from "Coast to Coast" by Cory Gray.

Daddy Issues
Kool-Aid

Daddy Issues

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 116:04


What up PEEPS! It's another edition of the Daddy Issues Podcast. This week it's would you hire ants, Kool-Aid, best cereals, favorite, type of breakfast food, Waffle House, food expiring, Jerrod Carmichael, top 3 worst movies, worst show endings, Seinfeld, rap group, and parenting your daughters. 

The Solution a Real Estate Podcast
New Real Estate Agents: How To Kick Off Your Career (Part 4)

The Solution a Real Estate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 14:28


Welcome back to part four of our five-part series on how to kick-off (or grow) your real estate business. This episode is for you if you're a brand new agent, agents coming off a tough year, or if you relocated from a different market. Back with us is guest Kimberly Childs. Kimberly became a Real Estate Agent in 2015 upon her transition from the active Army and is a Certified Military Residential Specialist servicing veterans across Maricopa County. She shares how (and why) she transitioned into real estate. Continuing from the last three episodes, the 4th most important thing you need to do to kickstart your real estate career is to “drink the Koolaid”. This means when a mentor or fellow team member informs you about something that works (or worked) for them, you need to give it a try at least once.  Even if your business is thriving, there's always room to grow more. The market changes or new strategies are developed, so it's important to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Listen in as Kimberly shares a story on how she stopped making excuses in her business as she tried a new marketing strategy that resulted in 4 referrals. All from thanking her clients with a Thanksgiving pie! Be sure to join us next week as we share the last strategy to help you kick off your real estate career. ============ ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

Talk Murder To Me
316 | Murder Mi Maestro: Jeremy Goodale & Willard Miller Kool-aid Kids?

Talk Murder To Me

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 45:07


Evidence photos @ https://talkmurder.com/jeremy-goodale/Jeremy Goodale, 16, and Willard Miller, also 16, have been accused of bludgeoning their High School Spanish teacher, Nohema Graber, 66. The two friends inflicted severe head trauma to Graber using a baseball bat while at a public park on November 2, 2021. They have claimed no motive as of this writing.

Hashtag Authentic - for small businesses, bloggers and online creatives

Things We Talk About In This Episode:The many ways for a book to “be successful” that don't involve writing a New York Times bestseller (who knew?!)Lockdown lessons, and learning to live with uncertaintyThe surprising weight and reliance that we put on the future, without realising we're doing itThe “ladder of hierarchies” through which we try (and mostly fail) to feel better about ourselvesLearning to enjoy the process of making something, more than the reception it receivesDrinking the Kool-Aid of never-ending work, productivity, and demonising rest (and this pearl of wisdom: even machines burn out!)And the related delusion we buy into, “I've put enough into the world that now I feel worthy”Shame in its many forms, and diet cultureUsing self-worth as an alternative motivator to shameHow to drop the shame (the first step is to start noticing it)Curiosity is the bridge that can take us from shame to self-loveAnd the freedom and curiosity that comes when we finally drop the shameLinks mentioned in this episode (and where to find Jamie):Radically Content is available from 12 April 2022, and can be ordered (or pre-ordered if you're reading this before 12 April) hereJamie's websiteJamie's online course on self-trust, “Live with Intention”Here's where to find and chat with Jamie in your favourite app:Jamie on Instagram @jamievaronJamie on Twitter @jamievaronJamie on Tiktok @jamievaronJamie on Facebook @jamievaronWhere to find Sara:Sara's website: meandorla.co.ukSara on Instagram: @me_and_orlaSara on Twitter: @meandorlaOne to one business coaching with SaraThe Insta RetreatSell Your Sh*t

Lochhead on Marketing
145 All In Podcast “Rain Man” David Sacks of Craft Ventures on What Every Startup Leader Needs to Know Now

Lochhead on Marketing

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 20:47


On this episode, we talk to David Sacks of Craft Ventures, on what every startup leader needs to know in the current business landscape. If you didn't know, I recently talked with David Sacks about a variety of topics, including business, current affairs, and how the two are interconnected. Even when we don't always see it. If you want to check that out, go to Follow Your Different episode 267. This episode is a certain portion of that, which I thought bears highlighting here on Lochhead on Marketing. So listen up, and listen good. Welcome to Lochhead on Marketing. The number one charting marketing podcast for marketers, category designers, and entrepreneurs with a different mind. How 2022 will play out for VCs and Startups The conversation starts on how 2021 was for venture capitalists and startups, which saw great growth on new businesses and new deals. Though the question that remains, according to David Sacks, is how sustainable it will be. He notes that the huge growth was caused by certain situations in 2021, and how the public market reacted to it. But it seems that the market is slowly correcting itself, so we might expect to see a “slump” this year. “Well, it's gonna be very different than 2021, for sure. There's a HUGE CORRECTION that's been underway really since November, the public markets started correcting in November.” – David Sacks Part of the huge growth was that there was an enormous liquidity injected into the markets as a result of the government reacting to COVID to act as a stimulus for the economy. The issue lies on the fact that they seem to have overdone it. To correct it, the market has seen inflation rise to new heights over the past months. It will seem erratic for now, but as the demand goes back and the excess stimulus wears off, we will see the market stabilize once more. Consolidations and Mergers One of the things that you often see during this time of sudden rise and slump in the market, is that a lot of acquisitions and mergers happen. It is because company's valuation tends to drop during this time, so you could probably acquire one for far lower its original, especially compared to the high-rise last year. One example is Salesforce, who acquired Slack on the height of the market boom last year. If they were to buy it at this current market, they might have gotten it for about 75% or less of what they originally paid for. That goes for everybody. On paper, this should be the best time to acquire or merge with new assets. Yet that's not what always happens because… Prices are Sticky On the other hand, it can be hard to get a lot of deals happening because they are still clinging onto the prices of the past. “One of the reasons why there's not a lot of deals happening right now is because in VC land is because prices are kind of sticky. I mean, all the founders remember the glory days, just six months ago, 100 times ARR. They're still anchored on that. And they don't believe that, like, there's been this giant repricing, and that things could really be at 20 times ARR.” – David Sacks They cling to this because most of them know that all they need is just one VC that is still willing to drink the Kool Aid and pay for 100 ARR, and they're all set. So there's going to be resistance to these changes and price levels. To hear more from David Sacks and know what most startups need to know now, download and listen to this episode. Bio David Sacks is co-founder and general partner at Craft. He has been a successful founder and investor for over two decades, building and investing in some of the most iconic companies in tech. He has invested in over 20 unicorns, including Affirm, AirBnB, Bird, ClickUp, Eventbrite, Facebook, Houzz, Lyft, OpenDoor, Palantir, Postmates, Reddit, Slack, SpaceX, Twitter, Uber, and Wish. David is also co-host of the popular “All-In Podcast” with Chamath Palihapitiya, David Friedberg, and Jason Calacanis. David first got involved in the technology industry in 19...

When Belief Dies
When Belief Dies #96 - 'Holy Koolaid' with Thomas Westbrook

When Belief Dies

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 76:04


This week Sam and Daniel are joined by Thomas Westbrook, who is also known as Holy Koolaid. Thomas' YouTube channel was one of the first that I (Sam) deep-dived into when I began to question my Christian heritage. In this conversation, we talk to Thomas about his journey, channel, beliefs and goals. It's an honest conversation that really gets at the heart of why people can leave a faith-based religious system and hold onto awe and wonder at the world around them. To find/follow Holy Koolaid: Youtube Twitter Website

Poddy Mouth The Podcast
PMP - 66 - Banned! ft. Rebekah Allen

Poddy Mouth The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 90:39


In this episode Spencer sits down with proud Patriot and Texan, Rebekah Allen. Rebekah is an open book and is one of those people says what she means and means what she says. She is not shy of controversy as she has had numerous social media accounts banned and deleted for not drinking Big Tech's and the far left's Kool-Aid. Rebekah talks about her rough past and how she channels that to mentor men, women and children to embrace the outdoors and their rights to the 2nd Amendment. Other topics discussed range from her career in Social Media management, bizarre snacks and her passion to educate and empower the American people. This Podcast is Sponsored by: Invicta Coffee Co - PODDYMOUTH Uncanna CBD - PODDYMOUTH Reload Rub and Seasoning - PODDYMOUTH22

Techstream with Shelly Palmer and Seth Everett
Axie's Hack and the "Crypto Kool-Aid": First-Hand Tales from NFT|

Techstream with Shelly Palmer and Seth Everett

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 24:14


Shelly just got back from a week spent at NFT|LA, and he's got stories to share! He talks about the interactions he had and the panels he moderated, like being on-stage with The Jiho, the co-founder of Axie Infinity, on the same day of their massive hack. Shelly and Seth then discuss what, exactly, Axie Infinity is - and what's going to happen with all that stolen money. They also talk about the government regulation that is bearing down on the Web3 world and explain what, exactly, an NFT actually is (and what it represents).

We Might Be Drunk
Ep 69: Bert Kreischer w/ Tito's and Kool-Aid

We Might Be Drunk

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 181:11


Today's episode is a treat for comedy fans, a 3 hour dive with The Machine, Bert Kreischer gets into it with Mark Normand and Sam Morril. Don't miss Mark opening for Bert at the Greek Theater on May 5th, and Red Rocks later this year! Also get out to LA during the Netflix Is A Joke festival and see Sam and Mark. ​ @Bert Kreischer   @mark normand   @Sam Morril  https://www.bertbertbert.com/ http://marknormandcomedy.com/ https://www.sammorril.com/shows Drink: Tito's Vodka Pink Lemonade Kool-Aid Mint Leaves St. Germain Support the show and get 20% off with the code DRUNK at SheathUnderwear.com Support the show and use promo code DRUNK at https://DietSmoke.com for 20% off your order. Visit http://marknormandcomedy.com/ and https://www.sammorril.com/shows for more details! Join the Patreon for bonus episodes weekly and more bonus content: Patreon.com/WeMightBeDrunkPod Send us emails WeMightBeDrunkPod@gmail.com

Opinion Central
EP #192: Kool-Aid Man On Speed Dial

Opinion Central

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 48:23


For this special episode today, Paul and Conner record in person! They talk about the perfect french fry condiment, what 3 Lord of the Rings characters they would use to combat the rest of them, how Conner is adjusting to the new Ohio weather, Paul's upsetting Webkinz news, and whether they would rather have Tony the Tiger or the Kool-Aid man on speed dial.

Drinking the Koolaid
Ep. 100 - Bring in the Vendors

Drinking the Koolaid

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 119:12


After fighting, loving, and getting hungry the ladies cover their most highly requested topic: Bigfoot. Thank you for listening! 100 episodes! WOW Find Huka's instagram and art here! Check out Macy's new Wine Shop here! Want more Drinking the Koolaid? Click here!

Drinking the Koolaid
Ep. 99 - Anti Prank Prank Club

Drinking the Koolaid

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 104:00


After dissecting more of Cassidy's neurosis the ladies dive into two very different stories. Amanda covers the Bold Street Time Slips and Cassidy shares the story of double agent Robert Hanssen.   Feeling thirsty? Use our Macy's Wine Shop Link here!   Want more drinking the Koolaid? Find it here!