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This week's guest, Tom Schimmer, dives into the frequent struggles and misperceptions of assessment practices. Tom provides excellent strategies to help provide feedback to your students and how to complete this important strategy in a timely manner. In this episode, we discuss: Frequent Mistakes in the World of Grading, Rubrics, and Assessments Student Investment through Assessment And his Newly Released Book, Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Assessment and Grading About Tom Schimmer: Tom Schimmer is an independent education author, speaker, and consultant from Vancouver, BC. Over the course of his career he has been a classroom teacher, school administrator, and district level leader. Tom is an internationally recognized leader and expert in the areas of assessment, grading, RTI, and educational leadership. He has delivered both keynote and workshop sessions at several national and international conferences. As well, Tom has worked directly with schools and school districts throughout Canada, the United States, Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Qatar, Bahrain, India, the U.A.E., the U.K., Russia, Singapore, Spain, Kuwait, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Nigeria. He is the author & co-author of six books, including best-seller Grading from the Inside Out: Bringing accuracy to student assessment through a standards-based mindset, and his latest release, Growing tomorrow's citizens in today's classrooms: Assessing seven critical competencies. Follow Tom Schimmer: Website: http://www.tomschimmer.com (www.tomschimmer.com) Twitter: https://twitter.com/TomSchimmer (@TomSchimmer); https://twitter.com/TomSchimmerPod (@TomSchimmerPod) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomschimmerpodcast/?hl=en (@tomschimmerpodcast) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TomSchimmerPod (Schimmer Education) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-schimmer-5767133a/ (Tom Schimmer) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCojQry-6Yi4FFMTzDH88uZQ?sub_confirmation=1 (Tom Schimmer Podcast) https://www.amazon.com/Frequently-Questions-Assessment-Challenging-Effectively/dp/1954631057?crid=2VKKZOWFCXMTW&keywords=Tom+schimmer&qid=1656680090&sprefix=tom+schimmer%2Caps%2C128&sr=8-10&linkCode=ll1&tag=aspirewebsite-20&linkId=57a8ec95deacec1661b2ead47a7f5497&ref_=as_li_ss_tl https://www.amazon.com/Grading-Inside-Out-Assessment-Standards-Based/dp/1936763850?crid=2VKKZOWFCXMTW&keywords=Tom+schimmer&qid=1656680090&sprefix=tom+schimmer%2Caps%2C128&sr=8-2&linkCode=ll1&tag=aspirewebsite-20&linkId=9abcee3d38ffccd93c6eeaba54abc051&ref_=as_li_ss_tl https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Assessment-Achievement-Classroom-Understanding/dp/1943874492?crid=2VKKZOWFCXMTW&keywords=Tom+schimmer&qid=1656680090&sprefix=tom+schimmer%2Caps%2C128&sr=8-5&linkCode=ll1&tag=aspirewebsite-20&linkId=b0c60b1bc422ecbe7b1ae5201150a944&ref_=as_li_ss_tl [caption id="attachment_3508" align="alignnone" width="1024"]https://joshstamper.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Aspire-Swag-Website-Image-update-6.18.21.png () Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast Swag, Joshua Stamper, Teach Better[/caption] NEW Aspire Swag with Discount Code: ASPIRE Tee-Shirts and Drinkware: https://teachbetterswag.com/collections/aspire-the-leadership-development-podcast (ASPIRE: The Leadership Development Podcast) This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through these links, The Aspire Podcast gets a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. Need a Presenter for a conference or school PD? https://joshstamper.com/contact/ (Contact Joshua Stamper ) for presentations on Restorative Practices, Leadership Development, and Innovative campus systems. Watch my session on Trauma Informed, restorative and social emotional practices...
Welcome to the Managing CRE Risk podcast with Jeremy Goodrich. Our guest today is Keishia Kennedy, a thriving capital raiser living in Kuwait. Keishia is also a military veteran and fitness coach who loves a challenge. In our conversation, we talk about how to become motivated to find success, how to invest from afar, and how to be uncomfortable with getting comfortable. If you're ready to step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself, then this episode is a must for you. Learn more about Keishia and her journey at shineinsurance.com/managing-commercial-real-estate-risk! “I wanted to scale last year so I started investing in commercial assets all the way from Kuwait.” 03:31 Keishia is an American citizen who was born in Germany and had lived in many different places during her life. Her father was in the military, which inspired her to join the Army National Guard. She was deployed to Kuwait and kept going back as a military contractor. Keishia started investing in residential assets in 2011 and moved into commercial real estate last year. “I want to ensure that my partners and I align on our core values, so we can build that relationship over time.” 06:25 Keishia shares her advice about how to mitigate risk when investing in the US from a foreign country. Leverage your team's experience. Find a niche that you can do from afar. For Keishia, this is capital raising. Focus on networking online and building lasting relationships. Keishia uses a “5 Fs Framework” to find partners and team members with similar core values to hers. The 5 Fs are Faith, Family, Fitness, Finances, and Freedom. Honesty and transparency are very important for her so she expects her team members to align with these values as well. “I love a good challenge. I'm very active, very adventurous. We only live once, right? So why not?” 13:12 In the second half of the conversation, Jeremy asks Keisha 4 questions out of the “Risky 6” questions. These are some risk-related questions about her investing journey. What's a risk that you took that changed your life?It was the first real estate property she bought in Richmond, Virginia. At the time, she had no idea about REI, but the property ended up being cheap and highly cash-flowing. What is a risk that you're comfortable with that maybe other people are not as comfortable with?Investing outside of the US. According to her, if she can invest from another continent, anybody can invest in another state. As long as the numbers make sense, it‘s worth taking the risk. As a kid, what were you scared of that would surprise us?She was scared to swim, however now she's a certified scuba diver. Keishia loves a challenge and to overcome her fears so she looked at swimming the same way. She brings the same mentality to real estate investing. How would you describe yourself as a decision-maker?Keishia is an executor. She makes her decision and continues to move forward until she reaches her goals. About Our Guest, Keishia Kennedy Keishia is an army veteran with six years of service in the Army National Guard. During her enlistment, she was a Human Resource Specialist and also deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. She has also pursued education by earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, a second Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, and a Master of Arts in Homeland Security. Following her enlistment, she began investing in real estate in 2011 and has been expanding and managing her portfolio of properties for the past 10 years. In April 2021, she decided to take the next step on her entrepreneurial journey by founding Kennedy Remedy Investments. Kennedy Remedy Investments will focus on investing in commercial multi-family properties in Virginia, with plans to expand to other southeastern states. Mentioned in the show: https://kennedyremedyinvestments.com/guide/ Her LinkedIn https://kennedyremedyinvestments.com/ Shineinsurance.com www.shineinsurance.com/managing-commercial-real-estate-risk Jeremy's LinkedIn Need an instant insurance ballpark for your next Multifamily deal?! Answer 9 simple questions and we'll give you a sense of what insurance should be. Visit us here for everything you need to know: https://www.shineinsurance.com/ballpark/ Special thanks to Keishia Kennedy for taking the time to share so many great insights with us If you enjoyed this podcast, there's a couple of things we need you to do right now: SUBSCRIBE to Managing Commercial Real Estate Risk on Apple Podcast, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts While you there, please RATE & REVIEW the show SHARE with friends Finally, please, JOIN the Managing Commercial Real Estate Risk Facebook Group Then, please share the show with whoever you think it will inspire. 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Join NAFI: www.nafinet.org Watch the Presentation and Claim your FAA Wings Credits: https://www.mentorlive.site/program/10.html Do you feel like a nervous expectant parent when sending your student for an FAA Knowledge Test or Practical Exam? Does your student arrive in a cold sweat, biting nails, and twitching before the exams with performance limiting "checkrideitis"? During this broadcast we will discuss methods to help your student and you gain more confidence when preparing for an FAA Exam. You will discover tips and lessons learned on topics such as: identifying and overcoming challenges specific to each student, student knowledge versus memorization, the role of published materials, encouraging nervous students, and more. Judy Rice: Judy Rice, Founder and Captain of Think Global Flight, 2015 around-the-world flight of adventure promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) education and inspiring students. This historic international flight visited over 10,000 students across the globe. She is an instrument rated commercial, multi-engine, Citation type-rated pilot, advance ground instructor, certified flight instructor and logged over 3,000 hours in numerous aircraft. Rice values sixteen years as a special education specialist because it gave her a broad knowledge of the learning process. She pursued her life-long dream at age 40 earning her first set of wings. Captain Rice holds the world absolute NAA Speed Over a Recognized Course Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Reykjavik, Iceland and the FAI Circumnavigator Certificate. She is the proud owner of a Grumman TR2 airplane. Her ultimate life goal, flight instructing, was realized by relying on outstanding mentors. Fred Nauer: A National Instructor Hall of Fame Member, Fred has been instructing since '92, he is a CFII, MEI, Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor, and retired USAF officer. He is a role model and mentor to new instructors, leading by example and emphasizing safety in all areas of training. He is currently the chief instructor at Thunderbird Aviation in Eden Prairie, MN. Nauer ran the Wild Blue Wonders project at EAA. The program introduced middle school students to science, math, and creative writing, designed to foster an interest in aviation. Working with Judy Rice, the navigation portion of the program became part of Think Global Flight, a project designed for educators worldwide to introduce science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to students. While earning his Masters in Aerospace Education at Middle Tennessee State University, he partnered with Embry-Riddle to develop a program to educate FAA air safety inspectors in the transition to and use of glass cockpit avionics. Mike Thompson: Mike Thompson is a CFII since 1979. He served eight years with the US Coast Guard and conducted flight instruction part-time. After active duty, Thompson earned a master's degree in education while teaching airframe and power-plant mechanics. He then went on to spend eight years as an instructional-design consultant on projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Kuwait. In 2013, after working in college administration as a dean, he retired and continues to teach and fly as a flight instructor out of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Mike is the author of "Telling Is Not Teaching" The Flight Instructors Handbook
Marines in the Second Seminole War served on land at and around Fort Foster in central Florida as well as in the Everglades where some dubbed them as swamp sailors. Visitors on the Fourth of July, American independence day, call at the Tampa Bay History Center to learn more about our heritage. Built on the site of the old Fort Brooke military reservation, the center invites distinguished guests to present on a number of topics. Marine Living Historian Dave Ekardt is one of them. He has been a perennial at the center over the years, presenting talks and demonstrations about the Marines in the Second Seminole War. He also presents at various recreated forts and commemorative battle events. Dave Ekardt in a summer and temperate U.S. Marine Corps uniform from 1830s. He joins us today to share how in seven years of war, the Marines in Florida suffered nary a blemish to their reputation during their tour of duty. While an often futile assignment for the Army, Marines made the best of their presence and demonstrated without a doubt their great value to the nation's leaders when the nation needed them for pressing business. Dave shares stories and anecdotes about the Marines contributions to the Second Creek and Seminole Wars. The old man of the Marines, Commandant Archibald Henderson, proved a daring, brash, brave, and professional in running the Corps and in bringing them to Florida. Dave examines that deployment, as well as the Marines' uniforms and chow, and how his natural curiosity helped him to acquire invaluable records on Marines. These covered the Seminole War but they also provided slices of life about Marines who served later, such as in Nicaragua. Dave pulled information from a variety of resources to eventually pen a book on that Marine's service there. Dave Ekardt has published three non-fiction books relating to the the Marines in U.S. military history. Host Patrick Swan is a board member with the Seminole Wars Foundation. He is a combat veteran and of the U.S. Army, serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Kosovo, and at the Pentagon after 9/11. A military historian, he holds masters degrees in Public History, Communication, and Homeland Security, and is a graduate of the US Army War College with an advanced degree in strategic studies. This podcast is recorded at the homestead of the Seminole Wars Foundation in Bushnell, Florida. Subscribe automatically to the Seminole Wars through your favorite podcast catcher, such as iHeart or Stitcher or Spotify, DoubleTwist, or Pandora or Google podcasts or iTunes, or ... Check it out so you always get the latest episode without delay where and when you want it. Like us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube!
GUEST OVERVIEW: Paul E. Vallely, Major General, US Army (ret) was born in DuBois, Pa. He retired in 1991 from the US Army as Deputy Commanding General, US Army, Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. General Vallely graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned in the Army in 1961 serving a distinguishing career of 32 years in the Army. General Vallely is a graduate of the Infantry School, Ranger and Airborne Schools, Jumpmaster School, the Command and General Staff School, The Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Army War College. His combat service in Vietnam included positions as infantry company commander, intelligence officer, operations officer, military advisor and aide-de-camp. He has over fifteen (15) years experience in Special Operations, Psychological and Civil-Military Operations. He served in many overseas theaters to include Europe and the Pacific Rim Countries as well as two combat tours in Vietnam. He has served on US security assistance missions on civilian-military relations to Europe, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and Central America with in-country experience in Indonesia, Columbia, El Salvador, Panama, Honduras and Guatemala. He has served as a consultant to the Commanding General of the Special Operations Command as well as the DOD Anti-Drug and Counter -Terrorist Task Forces. He also designed and developed the Host-Nation Support Program in the Pacific for DOD and the State Department. He has in-country security assistance – experience in Israel, Iraq, Kuwait, El Salvador, Columbia and Indonesia in the development of civil-military relations interfacing with senior level military and civilian leadership. General Vallely has been a military analyst on television and radio for over ten years. He is also a guest lecturer on National Security, international political, economic issues, strategic planning matters and the Global War against Radical Islam and other threats to America. He and LTG Thomas McInerney authored the book, “Endgame” – Blueprint for Victory for Winning the War on Terror”, “Warfooting” and “Baghdad Ablaze”. He is a member and founder of the Iran Policy Committee. He is the Chairman of the Stand Up America. He was the senior military analyst for the Fox News Channel from 2000 -2007. General Vallely conducts an average of 4-6 national radio show interviews per week and is well known for his published articles on a multitude of subjects and issues. He and his wife, Marian, are the co-trustees of the Scott Vallely Soldiers Memorial Fund and reside in Montana. He and Mrs. Vallely are deeply involved in state and local issues as well as supporting a multitude of community events and activities. GUEST WEBSITE: https://standupamericaus.org/about-sua/general-vallely/
Ahmad Aleidan is a specialty tea trader and owner of Bayan Tea (based in Kuwait). This is a 5 part series about the role of specialty tea in the modern cafe experience.In this final episode of our series, Ahmad helps us understand the deep impact that climate change is having on the production and trading of tea and its flow-on global economic impacts.Find out more and connect with Ahmad Aleidan or Bayan Tea here:https://www.instagram.com/bayantea/ https://www.mybayantea.com/
Practical Prepping Podcast, Episode #245, "Interview With Shawn Raferty, Discussing Surviving Active Shooter Situations."Shawn Raferty, is from The School Of Preparedness, he has a podcast and a youtube channel, Shawn has a lot of experience in staying alive. He's served as a Marine, corrections officer, police officer, and a federal agent on a protective detail for the U.S. Secretary Of Commerce.He also served in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan as a Marine and later as a private contractor.During the interview, Shawn offers a free gift to our listeners. It is his video course "The Prepared Citizen." It's totally free. Click here to get it then click on "I Want This." Ignore the word "purchase," its free to you. This is one you won't want to miss!If you find value in the podcast, would you consider supporting us?Your support helps us keep the podcast up and running, as well as growing. Here are several ways you can help:Amazon affiliate - start your shopping from our websiteIt costs you nothing extra, but pays us a little commission to support the podcast.Buy Us A Cup of Coffeebuymeacoffee.com/practicalprepBuy one of our books "Practical Prepping For Everyday People" "Making Contact During Emergencies" Linked from our website, On Amazon, or wherever books are sold.Contact us.Practical PreppingWebsite: www.practicalprepping.infoEmail at email@example.comWebsite design and hosting by ProLine DesignsCopyright 2022, Practical PreppingJoin us every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for more episodes of Practical Prepping Podcast.
Shahd Alshammari talked about her work as a writer, academic, and researcher in the field of Gulf literature and disability studies.Dr Shahd Alshammari is a Kuwaiti-Palestinian author and academic. She is the author of Head Above Water (Neem Tree Press, 2022). Alshammari teaches literature and has written numerous stories and creative nonfiction. Her research areas include illness narratives and disability studies. She is Assistant Professor of English at the Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait. She has authored an academic monograph, Literary Madness in British, Postcolonial, and Bedouin Women's Writing (2016). Her collection of short stories Notes on the Flesh (2017) is a biomythography that deals with gender, race and disability in Kuwait. In 2019, she was nominated for the British Council Alumni Awards – Social Impact. In 2021 she won Outstanding Monograph of the Year from the National Communication Association's (NAC).Created and hosted by Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi RammanTheme music by: Tarek Yamani https://www.instagram.com/tarek_yamani/About the afikra Conversations:Our long-form interview series features academics, arts, and media experts who are helping document and/or shape the history and culture of the Arab world through their work. Our hope is that by having the guest share their expertise and story, the community still walks away with newfound curiosity - and maybe some good recommendations about new nerdy rabbit holes to dive into headfirst. Following the interview, there is a moderated town-hall-style Q&A with questions coming from the live virtual audience on Zoom. Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp FollowYoutube - Instagram (@afikra_) - Facebook - Twitter Support www.afikra.com/supportAbout afikra:afikra is a movement to convert passive interest in the Arab world to active intellectual curiosity. We aim to collectively reframe the dominant narrative of the region by exploring the histories and cultures of the region- past, present, and future - through conversations driven by curiosity. Read more about us on afikra.com
Ahmad Aleidan is a specialty tea trader and owner of Bayan Tea (based in Kuwait). This is a 5 part series about the role of specialty tea in the modern cafe experience.In this 4th episode of the series, Ahmad and Lee discuss the role that geopolitics plays in the production and trading of tea around the globe.Find out more and connect with Ahmad Aleidan or Bayan Tea here:https://www.instagram.com/bayantea/ https://www.mybayantea.com/
Ahmad Aleidan is a specialty tea trader and owner of Bayan Tea (based in Kuwait). This is a 5 part series about the role of specialty tea in the modern cafe experience.In this 3rd episode of the series, Ahmad helps us understand how tea is traded globally as a commodity.Find out more and connect with Ahmad Aleidan or Bayan Tea here:https://www.instagram.com/bayantea/ https://www.mybayantea.com/
Ahmad Aleidan is a specialty tea trader and owner of Bayan Tea (based in Kuwait). This is a 5 part series about the role of specialty tea in the modern cafe experience.In this 2nd episode of the series, we explore where origin story of tea, where it's grown, and the different types of teas that are produced.Find out more and connect with Ahmad Aleidan or Bayan Tea here:https://www.instagram.com/bayantea/ https://www.mybayantea.com/
Ahmad Aleidan is a specialty tea trader and owner of Bayan Tea (based in Kuwait). This is a 5 part series about the role of specialty tea in the modern cafe experience.In this first episode of the series, Ahmad explains what specialty tea is and how it differentiates from commodity-grade tea.Find out more and connect with Ahmad Aleidan or Bayan Tea here:https://www.instagram.com/bayantea/ https://www.mybayantea.com/
Regular Army soldiers were seen as professional in all manners of appearance and countenance. In 1835, with the Federal Government tasked the U.S. Army to forcibly remove the Seminole from the Florida Territory, militia from Florida and volunteers from the several states, aided the regular Army in carrying out this controversial task. In this episode we will assess how the militia, volunteers, and regular Army performed. Jesse Marshall returns to talk with us about the militia and the regular Army in the Second Seminole War. He explains what it took to field, equip, train, and employ them in combat action. In contrast to the regular Army, popular representations of the militia as mustered were often less than flattering to the militia who were mustering. (above and below). Host Patrick Swan is a board member with the Seminole Wars Foundation. He is a combat veteran and of the U.S. Army, serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Kosovo, and at the Pentagon after 9/11. A military historian, he holds masters degrees in Public History, Communication, and Homeland Security, and is a graduate of the US Army War College with an advanced degree in strategic studies. This podcast is recorded at the homestead of the Seminole Wars Foundation in Bushnell, Florida. Subscribe automatically to the Seminole Wars through your favorite podcast catcher, such as iHeart or Stitcher or Spotify, DoubleTwist, or Pandora or Google podcasts or iTunes, or ... Check it out so you always get the latest episode without delay where and when you want it. Like us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube!
India is facing backlash after members of the ruling BJP party insulted the Prophet Muhammad on one of India's biggest television networks. Both party spokesperson Nupur Sharma and the head of the party's Delhi media unit Naveen Kumar made disparaging remarks about the Prophet. The BJP has condemned the comments, denouncing the insult of any religious personalities - and has suspended both officials. The comments have sparked criticism from Arab and Muslim-majority countries which say the remarks were offensive and Islamophobic. Qatar and Kuwait have summoned their Indian ambassadors and demanded an apology, while the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation said the remarks 'are part of a growing spate of hatred and defamation of Islam in India and systematic practices against Indian Muslims'. Some supermarkets have even started pulling Indian products from their shelves. But as the Muslim world condemns India's anti-Islam sentiment, why does it rarely get any attention in the West? Guests: Ali Khan Mahmudabad Associate Professor at Ashoka University Uday Bhaskar Director at Society for Policy Studies
Sandhills of Nebraska girl presences her distinct honor of serving to "Defend the Constitution" as she did for 8 years and her husband Patrick continues today as he is deployed in Kuwait. In addition how the answers of the future all stem around community.
Released 17 June 2022. This podcast examines faits accomplis—how states attempt to seize disputed territory using military force, hoping to avoid war in the process—and offers suggestions for how to deter them. Since 1945, faits accomplis have become the most common means by which states attempt to take over territory, even though they frequently result in armed conflict. US deterrent efforts, however, often focus on stopping invasions, not limited land grabs. This study combines the traditional literature on deterrence with Dan Altman's recent research on faits accomplis to suggest Department of Defense leaders should frame territorial disputes as a real estate market they can both analyze and manipulate. Click here to read the article. Keywords: Russia, Ukraine, deterrence, territorial disputes, gray zone, brinkmanship, escalation Author information: Major Brandon Colas is a US Army foreign area officer currently embedded with the United Kingdom Strategic Command Defence Intelligence in London as a liaison officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency. Episode Transcript: Welcome to Decisive Point, a US Army War College Press production featuring distinguished authors and contributors who get to the heart of the matter in national security affairs. The views and opinions expressed on this podcast are those of the podcast guest and are not necessarily those of the Department of the Army, the US Army War College, or any other agency of the US government. The guests in speaking order on this episode are: (Guest 1: Brandon Colas) (Host) Decisive Point welcomes Mr. Brandon Colas, author of “Defining and Deterring Faits Accomplis,” which was featured in the Summer 2022 issue of Parameters. Colas is anArmy officer [unintelligible] currently embedded with the United Kingdom Strategic Command Intelligence Center in London as a liaison officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency. Welcome to Decisive Point, Brandon. It's great to have this chance to chat with you. Let's talk about your article, “Defining and Deterring Faits Accomplis.” This study combines the traditional literature of deterrence with Dan Altman's recent research on faits accomplis to suggest Department of Defense leaders should frame territorial disputes as taking part in a real-estate market that they can both analyze and manipulate to discourage our opponents from conquering without conquest. What does this look like? Please give us an outline here. (Colas) So when I started this research, I began with Tom Schelling (Thomas C. Schelling) and his 1968 classic and, in a lot of ways, Schelling—even though his book is breezy, it's academic lectures that he's talking about. It really has defined the US deterrence discussion ever since. And so Schelling talks about brute force and coercion. And so, brute force—we used to think like (Adolf) Hitler, Poland 1940, right? And coercion would be just building up those forces on the border until the other side caves and gives up their territory or makes those concessions that you're wanting. So again, going back to Hitler, you think about him entering Denmark unopposed, right? So those are sort of the two classic examples. But more recent international relations research, especially led by Dan Altman, who's at Georgia State (University), has looked at small, limited territorial seizures. He calls them faits accomplis, so there's limited territory that's disputed. There's the use of military force, but the aggressor statement still attempts to avoid war in the process. And what's interesting, Altman goes back from 1945 to present, and he discovers that there's only four cases of brute force actually being used to seize territory since then. And so that's when one state again uses their military to completely absorb another state. And those cases—some of them succeeded, like North and South Vietnam. Some of them failed, like Iraq and Kuwait,
Temujin Hu is a hard-working American who graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures. He's lived in many different places and worked a variety of jobs; more recently he has spent most of his time in Kuwait, California, and now Colorado doing either professional armed security or running a small online used book business. He has been writing screenplays as a hobby for about fifteen years. THE RAGE is his first novel and is strongly influenced by his efforts to cultivate an attitude of grace in his life. - www.temujinhu.comFor Your Listening Pleasure all the radio shows available on The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network with our compliments, visit - https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv.Our radio shows archives and programming include: A Different Perspective with Kevin Randle; Alien Cosmic Expo Lecture Series; Alien Worlds Radio Show; America's Soul Doctor with Ken Unger; Back in Control Radio Show with Dr. David Hanscom, MD; Connecting with Coincidence with Dr. Bernard Beitman, MD; Dick Tracy; Dimension X; Exploring Tomorrow Radio Show; Flash Gordon; Imagine More Success Radio Show with Syndee Hendricks and Thomas Hydes; Jet Jungle Radio Show; Journey Into Space; Know the Name with Sharon Lynn Wyeth; Lux Radio Theatre - Classic Old Time Radio; Mission Evolution with Gwilda Wiyaka; Paranormal StakeOut with Larry Lawson; Ray Bradbury - Tales Of The Bizarre; Sci Fi Radio Show; Seek Reality with Roberta Grimes; Space Patrol; Stairway to Heaven with Gwilda Wiyaka; The 'X' Zone Radio Show with Rob McConnell; Two Good To Be True with Justina Marsh and Peter Marsh; and many other!That's The ‘X' Zone Broadcast Network Shows and Archives - https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv
Major General Paul Vallely (retired) is an activist, analyst, and informant. Having been called "America's General," he is the chairman for Stand Up America US Foundation (standupamericaus.org). He retired in 1991 from the US Army as Deputy Commanding General, US Army, Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. General Vallely graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned in the Army in 1961 serving a distinguishing career of 32 years in the Army. General Vallely is a graduate of the Infantry School, Ranger and Airborne Schools, Jumpmaster School, the Command and General Staff School, The Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Army War College. His combat service in Vietnam included positions as infantry company commander, intelligence officer, operations officer, military advisor and aide-de-camp. He has over fifteen (15) years experience in Special Operations, Psychological and Civil-Military Operations. He served in many overseas theaters to include Europe and the Pacific Rim Countries as well as two combat tours in Vietnam. He has served on US security assistance missions on civilian-military relations to Europe, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and Central America with in-country experience in Indonesia, Columbia, El Salvador, Panama, Honduras and Guatemala. He has served as a consultant to the Commanding General of the Special Operations Command as well as the DOD Anti-Drug and Counter -Terrorist Task Forces. He also designed and developed the Host-Nation Support Program in the Pacific for DOD and the State Department. He has in-country security assistance – experience in Israel, Iraq, Kuwait, El Salvador, Columbia and Indonesia in the development of civil-military relations interfacing with senior level military and civilian leadership. General Vallely has been a military analyst on television and radio for over ten years. He is also a guest lecturer on National Security, international political, economic issues, strategic planning matters and the Global War against Radical Islam and other threats to America. He and LTG Thomas McInerney authored the book, “Endgame” – Blueprint for Victory for Winning the War on Terror”, “Warfooting” and “Baghdad Ablaze”. He is a member and founder of the Iran Policy Committee. He is the Chairman of the Stand Up America. He was the senior military analyst for the Fox News Channel from 2000 -2007. General Vallely conducts an average of 4-6 national radio show interviews per week and is well known for his published articles on a multitude of subjects and issues. He and his wife, Marian, are the co-trustees of the Scott Vallely Soldiers Memorial Fund and reside in Montana. He and Mrs. Vallely are deeply involved in state and local issues as well as supporting a multitude of community events and activities.
Chaya Leah manages to ruin Yael's surprise birthday party within the first 5 minutes of the episode. Yael talks about her vegan vacation in Northern Israel, and the girls discuss the Queen's birthday (like, *the* queen, not Yael), our giant fanbase in Kuwait, a listener question about Jewish quibbles over the letters S and T (as in Shabbas vs. Shabbat), new Hebrew words that just dropped, Yiddish is so hot right now, Starbucks makes America great, and even a talmudic take on Amber Heard and Johnny Depp (what is this, May 2022?). If you like Ask a Jew, please consider rating us on Apple Podcasts so we can grow. If you really like it, share with your friends in a mass email (people love those). If you adore us, give us money. But the sharing thing is more important.
The Fruitful Practice research team believes that the mission community should be “good stewards” of the insight and knowledge we have collectively gained about Muslim ministry during the past twenty or thirty years. That is why we have studied best practices of Ministry in the Muslim world for over 15 years. Our goal has been to intentionally learn from successful missionaries, then pass that knowledge along to others who are engaging Muslims with the gospel.
I'm delighted to have Youssef El Deeb as my guest today. Youssef is a film-maker, photographer, writer, ad-man, broadcaster, foodie and even a sailor. A son of Alexandria, Youssef's life has seen him move from Egypt to Canada, to Kuwait, and finally to Dubai where he currently resides. In 2006, Youssef launched the food channel, Fatafeat, a venture he calls ‘his baby'. Youssef created the Fatafeat catchphrase, El Haya Helwa. The origin of this phrase is very close to his heart but can also be seen as the guiding words of his life. Youssef unpacks the peaks and troughs of his life in our conversation, and we discuss the pivots that have shaped his journey. This episode is brought to you by: Marakez, Spaces for Life EFG Hermes Holding, a universal bank in Egypt with the leading investment bank franchise in frontier emerging markets (FEM) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pace Ringo Starr, confirmation of the site of the Okeechobee Battlefield did not come easy. By 1985, local memory was hazy, having been handed down for several generations from 1837. In addition, hand-drawn maps from various sources contemporary to the battle did not necessarily match each other or the actual geographic features they represented, in whole or in part. Consultants hired by land developers literally dug up dry holes through a subsurface that should have yielded artifacts from the clash. Oh, and the developers didn't want any pesky outside archaeologists nosing around the property to prove them wrong and hold up, well, land development. Enter Bob Carr and Bill Steele on one end. We've podcasted with Bill Steele, who shared his recollections. On the other end was Steve Carr, no relation to Bob. The Lake Worth, Florida-native knew something was amiss. The self-described History Hunter put on his thinking cap to assess the anomaly of the land yielding no artifacts on a site that had to be the battlefield. Steve learned that the overall battlefield, while swampy in 1837, was many decades later covered with up to five-feet of dirt to fill in the swamp and let cattle graze. It is no wonder a shovel test showed no presence, the consultants were not digging deep enough because they did not know to suspect anything so far underneath. When the development began, excavation began and bulldozers soon carved out land fill that reached the level of battle artifacts. Dumped in a pile on public land – and out of legal recourse from the developer – Steve dug into the accumulating landfill hills to release the mountain of artifacts confirming through physical presence that this was indeed the battlefield. The precise context was lost but Steve salvaged the artifacts and since he witnessed the dirt transported from the battlefield, he knew he could associate anything he found with that site. A sample of artifacts on display at the annual reenactment of the battle of Okeechobee. In this episode, Steve Carr joins us to tell how he used those artifacts to recover an important site and battle from the national memory hole. Steve was an excellent candidate to do this. He studied archeology with world famous D Porter Dawson at the University of Georgia in 1978. In a stint with the U.S. Army, Steve served with both the 5th Special Forces and 24th Infantry Divisions, making three deployments to Central America. Palm Beach County was fortunate to enjoy his services as a paramedic for 27 years. In a sense, this was most apropo. Steve patched up people as a paramedic and he patched up our understanding of the Okeechobee Battlefield with his salvage archaeology efforts. Now, despite his primary avocation, Steve continued to pursue his archaeological interests on the side, as demonstrated with his mid-1980s work at Okeechobee. In 1993, he started salvage archeology projects with Preserving Our Heritage director Mike Crane. He has conducted numerous mound, ceramic, and civil war site recovery projects. And for our specific interest, he has surveyed or examined 24 Seminole Wars battle sites, including Okeechobee and also the Locha Hatchie surveys. He shared what he discovered during his 17 years teaching pioneer history at Barry University. Host Patrick Swan is a board member with the Seminole Wars Foundation. He is a combat veteran and of the U.S. Army, serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Kosovo, and at the Pentagon after 9/11. A military historian, he holds masters degrees in Public History, Communication, and Homeland Security, and is a graduate of the US Army War College with an advanced degree in strategic studies. This podcast is recorded at the homestead of the Seminole Wars Foundation in Bushnell, Florida. Subscribe automatically to the Seminole Wars through your favorite podcast catcher, such as iHeart or Stitcher or Spotify, DoubleTwist, or Pandora or Google podcasts or iTunes, or ... Check it out so you always get the latest episode without delay where and when you want it. Like us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube!
On today's show I am pleased to have the amazing and very talented guest Mayyar Aswad. Mayyar is a local artist in Kuwait who has gone from strength to strength on his difficult but rewarding journey of finding himself as an artist. Mayyar has submerged himself into discovering and culminating his artistic flair and ambience of his unique artistic viewpoint and creativity and boldly shared it with the world.We both discussed the modern day challenges of our personal lives and how it has moulded us to become more assertive and find ourselves again as we strip back the layers that society, our family and community have placed upon us. We talk in some depth about mental health; the challenges young males and in particular young budding artists face as we finally tell the world that this is 'us'. This is our 'art'!We are the artist of our dreams....we are the captain of our own ships as we steer our inclusive art and minds in a particular direction to pursue our dreams and make them a reality. We discuss the huge challenges that we both faced as artists and how Mayyar has used that dark place of challenging life circumstances to come out and blossom as an amazing artist that has not only helped himself; but also others around him.Mayyar and I discuss the impact of life lessons as well as our spiritual and life lessons that we have faced when trying to discover our true path in life.Mayyar is now successfully running some amazing projects including some workshops which you can become involved in by clicking below to get involved:https://www.behance.net/mayyaraswa71b2If you wish to view some of Mayyar's artwork on Instagram then please find his link below to give him a follow:https://www.instagram.com/mayyaraswad/?hl=enA huge thank you for Mayyar and his dedicated time for recording this Podcast; which I am sure won't be the last one we record together.
Building good relationships with your investors is a must for Keisha. She believes that having a deal is a marriage. You will be with them for several years, and creating that good environment for them ensures that they understand before investing in a deal. Keishia is an army veteran with six years of service in the Army National Guard. During her enlistment, she was a Human Resource Specialist and also deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. She has also pursued education by earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry as well as a second Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Master of Arts in Homeland Security. Following her enlistment, she began investing in real estate in 2011 and has been expanding and managing her portfolio of properties for the past 10 years. In April 2021, she decided to take the next step on her entrepreneurial journey by founding Kennedy Remedy Investments. Kennedy Remedy Investments will focus on investing in commercial multi-family properties in Virginia, with plans to expand to other southeastern states. [00:01 - 03:36 Opening Segment Keisha Kennedy focuses on multifamily real estate She started investing eleven years ago and has been successful so far. She is a passive investor who buys bank foreclosed properties and then invests in new multifamily properties Focusing on apartment investing and she thinks she can do it alone until she finds out about apartment syndication. [03:37 - 15:32] How to Become a Limited Partner in Real Estate Keshia suggests educating yourself first before investing. Through syndication, a partner can have a faster growth rate than if they were to do it independently. General partner vs. Limited Partner: What's the difference? General Partner is Active Investing Limited Partner is a Passive Investing Keisha does both Surrounding oneself with investors and picking deals based on personality Living the Luxury Life as a General Partner in Kuwait Keisha recommends becoming a general partner while living in a different country, giving you more perspective on the industry. Establishing good relationships with operators and investing in deals Keisha also shares how she started building her investor base [15:33 – 18:26] Secrets to Keisha's Success: Building Financial Freedom and generational wealth The key to Keisha's success is credibility and building a brand She emphasizes the importance of time blocking and auditing one's progress to ensure that they are making the most of their time [18:27 - 20:17] Closing Segment Reach out to Keshia See links below Final words Tweetable Quotes “I believe in educating all of my investors first and foremost, prior to them investing in apartment syndication, because this is foreign investment for most. And a lot of people have never heard of it.” – Keisha Kennedy “I built those relationships prior to investing with them. Because it's just like a marriage. If you're investing in a deal, you're with them for X amount of years. As long as the deal makes sense, as long as the numbers pencil, and as long as I have that relationship built over. And I really look through the deal. Then I will go ahead and share that deal with my investors and ensure that they understand prior to investing in the deal.” – Keisha Kennedy ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Keisha Kennedy on Instagram and LinkedIn. Visit her website you may download The Beginners' Guide to Investing as A Limited Partner here: 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 → firstname.lastname@example.org Want to read the full show notes of the episode? Check it out below: [00:00:00] Keisha Kennedy: Massive action equals massive results. And because I'm putting in the work, that's how I'm seeing the results [00:00:16] Sam Wilson: Kesha Kennedy is the founder of Kennedy remedy investments. Her company focuses on building strong partnerships with fellow passive investors in multifamily. Keisha, welcome to the show. [00:00:26]Keisha Kennedy: Thank you for having me, Sam. I'm so excited to be here with you [00:00:30] Sam Wilson: today. Awesome. Glad to have you on the show. [00:00:32] Three questions. I ask every guest who comes on the show in 90 seconds or less. Where did you start? Where are you now? And how did you get. [00:00:39] Keisha Kennedy: Sure. I started investing about 11 years ago in the residential space and I have been still investing and I'm investing from a reside in a country called Kuwait. I am from Richmond, Virginia, and currently I help fellow investors invest in apartments through apartment syndication. [00:01:01] Sam Wilson: That is great. So 11 years ago you were investing in multi-verse give me a single. In what capacity were you buying them as turnkey properties? Were you buying them as, you know, buying them and managing yourself? What did that look like for you? [00:01:17] Keisha Kennedy: Yes. I started buying bank foreclosed properties, so. Those are no longer in existence, the prices that I was paying. [00:01:25] Right. And I was self-taught and I figured it out on my own. So my first property I paid $29,500 for it came with the lot next door. And I invested in this property in 2011. The property was built in 2010. So all I had to do was go in and pull up the flooring, lay down new flooring and stick a for rent, sign outside and figure it out. [00:01:49] Sam Wilson: Wow. It was a year old property you bought for $29,000. Now this was an REO or was this a foreclosure at the auction block? [00:01:58] Keisha Kennedy: Now this was the REO through the bank. Wow. And it came with the lot next door. [00:02:05] Sam Wilson: That's crazy. That's crazy. Why? 9,500 bucks you've replaced the flooring and put an REO or put a for rent sign out front. [00:02:13] Where did your business go? [00:02:15] Keisha Kennedy: Yes. And so the next year I said, man, this is pretty simple. Let me continue to grow and to invest in other properties. And so the following year I invested in another deal that was a bank foreclosure, and then continued the cycle. And then last year I decided to, I wanted to scale into apartments and I thought that I had to do it all alone. [00:02:36] And, but this. I'm not going to be, you know, I'm not gonna figure it out on my own. I'm not going to be self-taught. I went to educate myself. And so when I started educating myself through podcasts, reading books, blogs, and joining Facebook groups, I came across that little key term called apartment syndication and realized that, Hey, I can have a partner in scale much faster. [00:02:59] And so that has been the key to success to scale so fast within the last. [00:03:04] Sam Wilson: What do you, what were some things, you know, syndication is its own. It's its own kind of sub world or subculture, if you will, because I was speaking to a very successful single family investor here in Memphis, then. You know, I don't know, 800 a thousand homes. [00:03:19] And he goes, man, I still don't understand syndication. I have no idea how that works. I mean, so there's a lot of nuance to it, but I guess, were there some things that you thought that certain things had to be in place or worked in a certain way? That aren't actually how they work? That once you figured it out, you're like, oh wait, this is very different than. [00:03:36] Keisha Kennedy: Yeah. So I assumed of course that I had to be the one to sign my name on the loan and on the debt. And that is not the case and it's called leverage. And that's why I'm able to scale so fast. As I mentioned earlier through apartment indication and just, you know, as a general partner on a deal. Active in the deal. [00:03:58] Whereas a limited partner is passive in the deal. So limited partner investors, their capital, and the general partner is active. And so I have invested both as a limited partner and an active partner as a general partner. And so I'm getting the best of both worlds at this point. [00:04:18] Sam Wilson: Right, right. Yeah. [00:04:20] You said you mentioned something about signing on debt. I mean, as a general partner, You are signing on the debt in some capacity, whether or not it's recourse or non-recourse is, you know, I got something else to talk about. So is that one of the things you've I mean, when you say leverage via syndications for the debt side of things is that what you mean by that? [00:04:38] Where you're able to bring in other partners that can help you take it down and sign on the debt? [00:04:43] Keisha Kennedy: Correct? Correct. So we have key principles and sponsors that bring the net worth to the deal. Right. And so that's what I meant by not myself, me personally, I do not have to sign on the debt just yet. I'm still building my net worth and eventually I will, but I'm so blessed to partner up with people that are willing to sponsor and be a general partner and a key principle [00:05:04] Sam Wilson: in the deal. [00:05:05] Right, right. Yeah. That's necessary, absolutely necessary bringing on either a balance sheet. Or KPI's that have the net worth to to make the deal go around. That's a that's really cool. How did you get involved in your first deal? And tell me about that experience, that process, why you decided that was the deal for you deal as you passed on. [00:05:24] Give us, they'll tell us about the first deal first. Then we'll talk about deals. Maybe you've passed. [00:05:28] Keisha Kennedy: Yeah, absolutely. So I'll tell you about my first limited partner deal that I invested in on. And then I can also tell you about the first co GP deal that embassy and on. So the first limited partner deal was located in Richmond, Virginia. [00:05:43] I am from that area. And so that was the first deal I invested in a year ago, back in may of last year. And so I was still new to the commercial space. However, I had to educate myself and understand the terms, cause it's just like speaking a second language. And so I already knew the market. I knew where I was going. [00:06:03] I just had to understand how the numbers, you know, work in the commercial space. And so. I consider it a home run because you invest your capital in the deal. After two years, there was a cash out refi. So I was getting a hundred percent of my invested capital back. And then I was still remaining in the deal until it's, it sells, you know, between year five and seven. [00:06:28] And then there was an exit strategy. One of the exit strategies is to sell each unit as. A condo. And so this was a, no-brainer already had the capital just sitting in my account and I wanted to make my money work for me and test out how it, you know, the perspective of being a limited partner since eventually I wanted to become a general partner. [00:06:49] And so I was really excited about the deal I'm from the area. And I knew that I would, you know, get my money back in two years. So that was a no-brainer and I consider that a home run for my first limited partner [00:07:01] Sam Wilson: investment. Has that deal [00:07:03] gone as you expected? [00:07:06] Keisha Kennedy: Yes, it has. It has. And that has also allowed me to invest in other deals. [00:07:12] So the first deal I invested in was 27 units in Richmond, Virginia. the home run deal that I just mentioned. The second deal I invested in was in Florence, Kentucky that same month in may of last year, 81 units followed by two more deals, which was student housing in July. [00:07:28] So 19 units in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and then 24 units in Columbia, South Carolina. And those four deals I invested passively as a limited partner. And then fast forward to October, I had my first opportunity as a co GP on 56 units in Waco, Texas. So this time I was more active in the deal, so I helped raise capital and then I also helped asset manage. [00:07:55] So that was my first coach GP opportunity alongside I also invested as an LP and a month ago we close on 120 units in Des Moines. And I invested both as a GP and as a LP. And currently we are working on 174 units in Tulsa, Oklahoma. So I'm really excited about that. Followed by a couple of other deals that we have in the pipeline. [00:08:22] So a lot has transpired within the last year. And again, I am investing from Kuwait outside of the country. So I hope this inspires you along your journey, whether you're on a journey or you're thinking about investing in real estate and just remember me that I am investing outside of the U S and if I can do it and make it happen. [00:08:42] So can you [00:08:43] Sam Wilson: bright? Yeah, absolutely. I love the I love the starting as a passive investor first. I feel like that's where a lot of people should start. Cause they ask me all the time, Hey, what's the, you know, if I want to kind of grow bigger, it gets, you know, do some bigger assets. I would say start as a passive investor, like start there. [00:09:01] I mean, assuming you have the capital to do so to great way to learn. Early on and get a front row seat to how deals are packaged up. The things that people are doing, the investor communication styles, like you get to learn so much, it's a pay to play program. Yeah. But it's also pay get paid to play program. [00:09:18] So, it's not a bad way to do it, especially if you're halfway around the world. [00:09:24] Keisha Kennedy: Yes. I love how you put that in. And I also highly recommended as well. You know, a lot of people want to be so eager to jump into the general partner role. And I advise, you know, the same thing, go ahead and learn from an LP perspective. [00:09:40] So that way, when you are a GP, you can speak about your experience and that also builds credibility. [00:09:47] Sam Wilson: Yeah, well, for sure. And you get to see, , what other sponsors are seeing, what they're thinking, why, , why have they chosen to invest in this particular market or this particular asset? [00:09:58] And I think those, all of those are just little and again, none of it's going to be the thing that's oh, this is the pivotal moment, but it's going to be all the little building blocks that help you along the way. How did you select. Your general partners to be a limited partner with, out of the gate. [00:10:15] I mean, that's five different, , student housing in Scranton, Pennsylvania is not the same as an 81 unit in Florence, Kentucky. Those are very different asset classes that I'm imagining with different options. [00:10:26] Keisha Kennedy: Yes, absolutely. So out of the first four deals that I invested in as a limited partner, three of them are under the same operator. [00:10:35] And two of the student housing is under the, is with the first operator that I invested in at, from Richmond, Virginia. So. My thing is about relationships. Whether I'm eliminate partner or a general part, I'm going to make sure that I like no interest the operator. And I felt comfortable after the first deal. [00:10:55] So I was even more comfortable investing in the two student housing deals as well. [00:11:00] Sam Wilson: Got it. So they were the same operator. That's really interesting. How did you have competence in this operator for student housing and multi-family apartments? I mean, cause again student housing, especially seems like a much more nuanced nuanced assets. [00:11:15] Keisha Kennedy: Yeah. Yeah. So both of the operators actually have experienced on the residential side and in smaller multifamily units as well. One of them in particular came from the hotel industry. So I was able to leverage his experience and, you know, believe in him. It's all about trust, like it, knowing who you are investing with prior to investing in the deal. [00:11:37] Right. So. I was comfortable in deploying capital in the deal. The deal made sense. I did my due diligence, the numbers worked. And so I executed and I'm so proud that I did because man, the returns on that, because you know, you get to charge per bed versus, you know, three bedroom, two bedroom in some really excited when both of those deals exit. [00:12:00] Sam Wilson: Yeah, no, that's really cool. I love that. And now let's talk about the general partnership side of things. I mean becoming a general partner while living in Kuwait and working as, you know, as a, you're a veteran working as a military contractor. I mean, at what hour of the day are you doing this? And then how are you making sure that what you're packaging up and bringing to your investor group is the right answer. [00:12:26] Keisha Kennedy: Yeah. So I am seven hours currently. I'm seven hours ahead of Eastern standard time. So right now, as we record this podcast, it is 7:19 PM here. So the time difference is crazy. I'll be honest. There are some nights where I'm up late. Early in the morning and even up in the middle of the night, but it's how bad do you want it? [00:12:48] Massive action equals massive results. And because I'm putting in the work, that's how I'm seeing the results all the way from another country again. And so I have to balance and manage my time. I do a lot of time blocking. I do time auditing as well. I'm a big believer in also working out I'm a bodybuilder. [00:13:09] So I find discipline in that and it helps me, as far as like my mental health and relieve stress and things like that. So if I can beat myself mentally and the gym, then I can, you know, face anything when it comes to adversity and challenges in life. And so the military has also taught me to be disciplined and, you know, go after what I want. [00:13:31] So. I believe in educating all of my investors first and foremost, prior to them investing in apartment syndication, because this is a foreign investment for most. And a lot of people have never heard of it. I didn't even hear about it. And so last year to be honest, so I educated myself and so I want to educate my investors first and foremost. [00:13:51] And so I ensure that the deal makes sense. And it's something that I personally wants to invest in. And once the deal does make sense. And I built that relationship to work with other general partners in the deal, because I built those relationships prior to investing with them. Because it's just like a marriage. [00:14:08] If you're investing in a deal, you're with them for X amount of years. And so as long as the deal makes sense, as long as the numbers pencil, and as long as I have that relationship builds over. And I really look through the deal. Then I will go ahead and share that deal with my investors and ensure that they understand prior to investing in the deal. [00:14:31] And again, this is happening all the way from Kuwait outside of the U S but I'm investing in the U [00:14:36] Sam Wilson: S how has that worked for you? So now this is a lot of questions, or, you know, especially if those are scaling the question of how am I going to raise capital? How am I going to build an investor base? How have you gone about building an investor base? [00:14:52] Keisha Kennedy: Yeah. So I started with zero emails again. I started last year and I have an email list of over 600 people and it took some time. It did take some time. It took a lot of work. I post every day on social media. So I use that platform to educate, inspire, and motivate as many people as possible. And so, because I am speaking about my real estate journey, I am attracting investors on a daily basis. [00:15:23] I am also using a lead magnet. And then I'll also mention previously that I had. So every month I have an educational webinar. I started this back in January. And so I have guest speakers that come and, you know, educate my investors on different topics like this month, tomorrow, actually, we're speaking about infinite banking. [00:15:43] Back in January, we spoke about leveraging your self-directed IRA and being able to invest in apartments. You know, the next month we had spoke about investing in apartment syndication and just walking through investors on. How they can invest pass Libby passively in a syndication through a sample deal. [00:16:02] So again, I started with zero investors a year ago. I am constantly being requested to come speak on podcasts because people are blown away by how am I investing from Kuwait in the U S and it's all about credibility, you know, building your brand. And then I'm basically just using social media as a platform to, as I mentioned earlier, to educate, inspire, and motivate, and just speak about my personal journey in real estate. [00:16:33] Sam Wilson: I love it. That is awesome. Yeah. And I love the idea of time blocking time auditing, and then just saying, Hey, how you know, what was your question? You said earlier, how bad do you want it? And I think that's the question that many need to answer when they're not seeing. Not seeing results as well. [00:16:48] How bad do you want it? And then take the necessary. So, you know, get in the middle of the night and doing a webinar, I'm sure is not priority, you know? Cause I guess that'd be, especially if you have people in the, all, you know, you're doing a seven o'clock or 6:00 PM webinar here in the central standard time. [00:17:03] That means you're up at one in the morning or no, it'd be two in the morning for you hosting a webinar. [00:17:09] Keisha Kennedy: Exactly, but it goes back to Sam. It goes back to your why, you know, why am I doing this? I'm doing this to not only help myself, but to help others build financial freedom, generational wealth, you know, educating fellow veterans. [00:17:24] And you know, my, my target investors are fellow veterans because I'm a veteran. My father was a veteran, my grandfather, my great uncles. And then also minorities. There aren't many mines. Minorities in this space, especially women. And so I am being the voice to help others, you know, to acknowledge and let them know that, Hey, I started from nothing and you can as well. [00:17:47] And so just helping, bridging that, that wealth gap and continue to inspire, educate, and motivate others. I love it [00:17:55] Sam Wilson: . I love it. Yeah, that's absolutely awesome. You know, that the idea that anybody can do, this is just something that people certainly need to hear. I had an interview with somebody else earlier this morning, and it was nine years ago. [00:18:06] They moved to the U S with 180 bucks in this. And now he owns like $40 million in real estate. It's like, okay. He goes, Hey man. You know what? Nine years ago I had nothing. I was broke. But if I can do it, so can you, so that's really cool. Keisha, thank you for taking the time to come on today and tell us what the secrets to your success. [00:18:25] And it sounds like a lot of it is. They get it done. You put your nose to the grindstone, figure out your plan and go implement it. And you've given us a lot of things here really, to think about. So certainly appreciate that if our listeners want to get in touch with you or learn more about you, what is the best way to do. [00:18:40] Keisha Kennedy: Yes. So I have a free guide. It's the beginner's guide to investing as a limited partner in apartment syndication. So if this message earlier resonated with you, feel free to get it from my website at www of course dot Kennedy, like the president, K E N E D Y. Remedy, R E M E D Y. Investments with an S. [00:19:02] So Kennedy remedy investments.com backslash. We are the remedy to your investment. So that's the first thing. And then the second thing is to reach out to me on LinkedIn. I love getting on phone calls and getting to, you know, getting to know my future and fellow investors. And you can find me on LinkedIn Kesha. [00:19:23] K E I S H I A Kennedy. And I am also on Instagram, so Kennedy remedy. And then of course on Facebook, we have Kennedy remedy investment. So feel free to reach out and I would love to connect with each and every one [00:19:38] Sam Wilson: of you. It's a lot of great ways to connect with you and we'll make sure that we also put those in the show notes, Kennedy, excuse me, Kennedy Collie. [00:19:45] He got me saying Kennedy. The last thing you said Keisha, thank you for coming on the show today. I certainly appreciate that. [00:19:51] Keisha Kennedy: And thank you for having me. It was a blessed.
On Sunday, the BJP suspended its national spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled its Delhi spokesperson Naveen Kumar Jindal, after they made anti-Islam remarks about Prophet Mohammad. This decision came after three countries in the Gulf region — Qatar, Kuwait, Iran — summoned the Indian ambassadors to register their protest, and demanded a public apology from India. Since then, several other Islamic countries have also come forth criticizing these statements.In this episode, host Shashank Bhargava is first joined by Indian Express' Krishn Kaushilk to talk about how the controversy started, and the significance of Indian ambassadors being summoned by countries in the Gulf region.Next, Indian Express' National Editor of Strategic Affairs Nirupama Subramanian explains the implications this controversy has for India, and the NRIs living in the Gulf region.And in the end, Indian Express' Liz Mathew tells us what leaders within the BJP think about the controversy, and the action taken against Sharma and Jindal.
In this episode, Wayne talks to Keishia Kennedy, Founder, and Owner of Kennedy Remedy Investments, about how she balances a military career, family, and scaling real estate. Keishia is an Army veteran with six years of service in the Army National Guard. During her enlistment, she was a human resource specialist and deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Keishia began investing in real estate 11 years ago following her enlistment. In April 2021, she decided to take the next step on her entrepreneurial journey to focus on investing in commercial multi-family properties by founding Kennedy Remedy Investments. Topics on Today’s Episode: Self-Taught: How Keishia got started in investing tax-free money into real estate assets Family Effort: Blessing to have someone you know and trust to help take care of the property Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan: Resource to purchase the home you reside in Refinancing and Tax Benefits: Build equity and take capital/money to redeploy into deals Lessons Learned: Be strategic with who you rent your property to and get better results Contractor Issues: Be mindful when hiring and realize the cheapest is not always better Team Sport: Rely on referrals, contracts, insurance, deadlines, materials, and family Kennedy Remedy Investments: Why Keishia decided to focus on multifamily real estate Partnership: Do due diligence and leverage to invest someone else’s money into deals Roadblocks: Takes time to build a great relationship with someone for multifamily deals Coach/Mentor/Mastermind: Invest in yourself to ensure others’ experience and referrals Multifamily Mistakes: Don’t be too eager to invest in a deal, take time to do due diligence Links and Resources: Kennedy Remedy InvestmentsKeishia Kennedy on LinkedInThe Beginner's Guide to Investing As a Limited PartnerKennedy Remedy Investments on FacebookKennedy Remedy Investments on Instagram
Republicans working with Democrats to take guns…; Justin from Wisconsin thanks Jesse for his message. He is a trucker and he comments on the gun control debate and other topics. — Tony from California Richard from Kentucky asks who we vote for if both parties want to take the guns. Nick from Kuwait has a problem with Jesse bringing up race so much.
The purpose of this session is to obtain an overview of the key elements of the new Christian Global Health in Perspective course designed to prepare both those trained in the medical professions and others about the biblical, historical, cultural and strategic aspects of evidence-based global health service. Wholeness from the perspective of shalom will form a sustainable framework upon which one can build effective transformational service among the nations, because health concerns everyone.
Igniting Your Passion From Corporate To Entrepreneurship Our guest on the podcast this week is Gavin Sequeira, he is an advocate for resilience and change, having lived in war-torn countries, and escaping religious persecution growing up. With over 10 years in the corporate world, Gavin was made redundant overnight, catapulting his spiritual and entrepreneurial journey. Today, Gavin lives his mission of empowering entrepreneurs to work 'smarter' not harder using a combination of skills, intuition, and systems. He is a speaker, author, mentor, and podcaster and has been featured on Sky News Business, Huffington Post, Success Magazine, and dozens of other leading media channels. Today we're going to be diving deeply into how we can each fulfill our true potential as we discuss Gavin's perspective on how you can ignite your passion from corporate to entrepreneurship. You will hear about Gavin's life journey from Pakistan to Kuwait and eventually settling in Australia, and how the persecution and the experience of living in war-torn countries have shaped his worldview. He understands what it means to be resilient in the face of persecution, what it means to make a difference, and how finding meaning and purpose is so important in today's modern world. Listen in as we talk through the steps that help you to reflect on your own life and career, including the opportunities available to you if you feel trapped in a corporate organization that doesn't align with what matters most to you. As Gavin mentions “we don't work to live, we live to work”. Gavin shares some concrete examples of people who have made the shift and he shares a heart-warming story of breaking bread with a family in Bolivia that completely changed his perspective on life. If you work in the corporate environment and have a sense that there could be a different way of working that would create more meaning for you, then I encourage you to listen to this diverse conversation for insights. I suspect you'll enjoy Gavin's perspective on moral courage, and fulfilling your potential. I also suspect you might be pleasantly surprised to hear that becoming a corporate escapee is not as hard as you might think. Key Takeaways Gavin's diverse life journey that has shaped his own life and led him to his empowering work with others. How you can create a life and career with more meaning. A life-changing experience with a poor family in Bolivia. The courage to be authentic as a leader and to stand up for yourself, your team, and those who matter most to you. How to design your life rather than living by default. Memorable Quote “We don't live to work, we work to live”—Gavin Sequiera Episode Resources: https://breakfreefromcorporate.com/ (Gavin's Website: Break-Free From Corporate) https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavin-sequeira-break-free-from-corporate/ (Gavin's Linkedin Profile) https://www.facebook.com/breakfreefromcorporate (Gavin's Facebook) https://breakfreefromcorporate.com/8-bulletproof-ways/ (EBOOK: 8 Bulletproof Ways To Escape Your 9-5 Without Risking Your Income) https://breakfreefromcorporate.com/podcasts/ (Gavin's Podcast) http://SacredChangemakers.com (SacredChangemakers.com) https://sacredchangemakers.com/community (Our Sacred Community) https://www.instagram.com/jayne_m_warrilow/?hl=en (Jayne Warrilow on Instagram) Thank you to our sponsor: A HUGE thank you to our sponsor Coaches Business School who is helping coaches to succeed in business, so they can make a meaningful difference in our world. Go to http://coachesbuseinssschool.com/ (coachesbusinessschool.com) to get the tools, strategies, and frameworks you need to enjoy growing your business in a way that is profitable, predictable, and purpose-driven. A big thank you to all our coaches because without them this wouldn't be possible. If you would like to support our show: Please rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and other podcast platforms. We would be
Got started this week with the suspicious "suicide" of another top Iranian military official, and then a rundown of the first 100 days of the Ukraine war. Then it was tons of gun law stuff, Female CCT candidate already quitting (again,) Kuwait objects to US embassy pride tweets, California reparations recommendations, and a top Pennsylvania drug cop wanted to bang a prostitute after she had been banged by a dog. Music: Sepultura/"Roots Bloody Roots"
We've known of the Okeechobee Battle and its site since that encounter on Christmas Day 1837, near that great lake's northern shore in the southern Florida peninsula. But then, we forgot. We forgot the battle and we forgot the site, other than a marker from the Daughters of the American Revolution. Instead, by the 1980s, we knew the vicinity of the battle but didn't have any artifacts or other archaeological evidence to definitively say the battlefield was there. When a housing developer canvassed the area in 1985, the consultants hired came up with “dry holes.” Still, a handful of history hunters and friends of the site and event, pulled out their own shovels – and smarts – to settle the matter. One of those stalwarts is Willard S. Steele, or Bill as we know him. He researched and rushed out a book on the Battle of Okeechobee in 1985, so the public could be informed better about the battle and why the site deserved to be preserved. Bill's work has centered around many of the most significant battle sites and villages associated with the history of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. As a contractor for the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy from 1982 to 2012, he scoured the area for signs of the battle and then performed gumshoe research work by identifying contemporary accounts of the battle so he could pinpoint locations on the actual battlefield. At the roughly the same time, Bill managed operations at History Miami from 1984 to 1990. In 2002 the Seminole Tribe of Florida hired Bill as their tribal Archivist and, shortly thereafter, appointed him as the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, a position he held for 10 years. Even after 35 years and more on the case, Bill continues to discover new facets of the battle and the battlefield. He joins us to discuss all of this. Host Patrick Swan is a board member with the Seminole Wars Foundation. He is a combat veteran and of the U.S. Army, serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Kosovo, and at the Pentagon after 9/11. A military historian, he holds masters degrees in Public History, Communication, and Homeland Security, and is a graduate of the US Army War College with an advanced degree in strategic studies. This podcast is recorded at the homestead of the Seminole Wars Foundation in Bushnell, Florida. Subscribe automatically to the Seminole Wars through your favorite podcast catcher, such as iHeart or Stitcher or Spotify, DoubleTwist, or Pandora or Google podcasts or iTunes, or ... Check it out so you always get the latest episode without delay where and when you want it. Like us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube!