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Ladies and gents, another prime time game in books but the result doesn't go our way. The boys are back to break down the heartbreaking Week 6 loss in Nashville. We get into a heated discussion on the status of the defense, break down the final drive and big decision, and talk about the poor performance from the offensive line. With the Bills going into their bye, we turn our focus to the ice as the Sabres are off to a surprisingly hot start.
Lindsey Munday has served since 2013 as the inaugural head coach of the USC Trojans women's lacrosse team after a stellar collegiate career at Northwestern winning two national championships. We have a great talk about the travel necessary for a west coast lacrosse team playing a sport that has its roots based on the east coast.The talk includes her thoughts on recruiting players, the west coast growth of women's lacrosse and how she and her assistant coaches balance their personal lives outside of the rigors of a D1 program.To follow her journey or the Ladies of Troy lacrosse team make sure to follow them both on their social media pages.ABOUT Lindsey MundayMunday was raised in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey and graduated from Mountain Lakes High School in 2002, where she played basketball and soccer, as well as lacrosse. She was inducted into the school's hall of fame in 2018.As a member of the Northwestern Wildcats women's lacrosse team, Munday was part of the team that won the 2005 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship and was chosen as a member of the all-tournament team. She was also a part of the 2006 NCAA title. She graduated from Northwestern with a bachelor's degree in communications in 2006.She was a member of the gold-medal-winning U.S. team at the 2009 Women's Lacrosse World Cup and was part of the U.S. team that won the 2013 Women's Lacrosse World Cup, where she was chosen to the All-World Team. Lacrosse Magazine chose Munday as its person of the year in 2013.She spent four years as an assistant coach at her alma mater and one season as head coach for the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers women's lacrosse team. She was selected in 2011 as the inaugural coach of the USC Trojans women's lacrosse team, a program that played its first game in February 2013 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, losing to Northwestern. Her USC team has a record of 79–38 overall record, which includes 42–11 record in league competitionSUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Amazon.The Travel Wins intro song by Allison Johnson and Steve StevensWebsite Design by Stack Host#lindseymunday #lacrosse #womenslacrosse
Welcome back to the Fore the Ladies podcast! Today we have Sophia Schubert as our next Ladies of Golf feature. Sophia is one of this year's Symetra Tour graduates and will be a rookie on the LPGA Tour for the 2022 season. The Symetra Tour acts a feeder tour for the LPGA, a minor league if you will, and the top 10 players on the Race for the Card money list have earned LPGA cards for next season. Sophia was number four on that list after notching her first victory on the Symetra Tour and nine top 10 finishes in the 2021 season. Sophia also had an incredible amateur career, winning the 2017 U.S. Amateur and college tournaments while competing for Auburn and Texas. We talk about the power of letting yourself just play and enjoying the game. Enjoy getting to know Sophia and keep an eye on her next season on the LPGA Tour.
Nora Clavicle, a women's rights activist, uses her influence to have Commissioner Gordon, Chief O'Hara, and the whole police force fired and replaced with women. She cuts ties with Batman and Robin, then launches her plan to blow up Gotham City with explosive-packed mice and collect on the insurance. The Terrific Trio look for a way to neutralize her mechanical hordes before it's too late.
Today on the show, we opened up the phone lines after Becca's dad confronted her boyfriend “El Llaverito” because he didn't ask permission to move in with her! Ladies, does your man need to ask permission from your parents to move in with you? Next, in the "Jealousy Trip," we prank Stephanie's sugar daddy because he's been late on paying her rent! Shoboy pretends to be Seph's new sugar daddy in the prank call LOL. Moreover, Intern Kim tells us how her date went over the weekend—and a gringo challenges Eddie the Virgin in a "Pochas Palabras" battle! Follow us @ShoboyShow Listen Live 6-10AM PST M-Fri on ShoboyShow.com Shoboy: @edgarisotelo Becca: @BeccaMGuzman Eddie The Virgin: @EddieSotelo Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Ladies and Gents, we're back in the studio for another episode of the Pro, The Protege & The Hack. The last time the 3 of us got together to talk about beer, was back in May as we did a follow-up to our Christmas special. So yeah, we have been kind of shit at keeping up a regular recording schedule. To be honest, Ben and I kinda blame Dave for that, he nearly died this year, but that's a poor excuse.And it's probably not gonna get much better, cos Ben's wife just had a baby, so he is going through all that kid bullshit for the first time. And by bullshit, I mean all the wonderful stuff we get to experience as first-time parents.Enough bullshit, let's get into this.
(Season 2: Episode 13) Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls…. Turn the volume up and get ready for this one as Grow the Grind welcomes a 2-time winner on the LPGA Tour with 67 cuts made and over 10 top-10 finishes, a member of 2 Solheim Cup teams for the USA, a Curtis Cup team member, a 2-time First-Team All-American at Mississippi State University, and host Alli Wiertel's favorite player on tour…. Ally Ewing. The talk with Ally kicks off a new series of podcasts from Mountain Ridge Country Club just outside of New York City. The private club and its members, played host to the Cognizent Founders Cup and Grow the Grind was there to cover the action. This episode is the first in a series of 7 podcasts recorded at the big LPGA event! ENJOY
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girl, blerds of all ages, welcome back once again to another episode of the Blerdicorn Speaks Podcast. Hey fellow Blerdicorns! Welcome to another episode of the Blerdicorn Speaks Podcast! In this episode, Angee and I talk about DC Fandome...nuff said....Come listen! Do you have any suggestions on topics, send us a message or email us! We FIRMLY support Black Lives Matter, now and always!! We would love to hear from you! Thank you so much for your love and support, we love and appreciate every one of you! Please Subscribe/Like/Share Social Media: FB: Blerdicorn Speaks IG/TW: @blerdicornspeaks Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Anchor: https://anchor.fm/blerdicorn-speaks --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blerdicorn-speaks/message
In this episode we discuss what it looks like when we don't know much, but we for sure know someone is committing the cardinal sin of being insensitive. The post Don't Ever For Any Reason Do Anything to Anyone for Any Reason Ever No Matter What No Matter Where or Who or Who You Are With or Where You Are Going or Where You've Been Ever For Any Reason Whatsoever appeared first on Sheologians.
This week's episode is sponsored by Barcast Audio - This amazing service, just got better! Check out their new 1L subscription service. The subscription includes hundreds of podcast-like audio case briefs, as well as printable briefs for all the 1L subjects, audio lectures, and more! They have included a special link just for listeners of our show, so go HERE to get your 1st month FREE!! On this week's episode, the ladies chat about internships in law school. But before they dive in on that topic, Samantha shares how she stopped drinking coffee for a year, what she learned about herself! She had her 1st cup of coffee in a year, at her internship, so it felt appropriate to share! Then Samantha shares her internship story. From how she got it to why she is still there. She says at first she was scared to ask questions, but as she became more comfortable at the office she realized she had to ask questions to learn! Samantha's tip for working at the firm: If you have an opportunity to talk to one of the lawyers at your dream firm, DO IT! Don't be scared to put yourself out there because that is how you get confidence. Then Haylie shares her story from her most recent internship. She found the job listed on simplicity and applied immediately. At the interview, she knew she had found a great firm to learn about employment law, so when they offered the job to her on the spot she thought it was fate. Haylie loves working and especially in employment law, so it was hard for her to see the problems she was having. When she started full-time during the summer, she realized it was hard for her to feel comfortable asking questions because she felt like she had to impress people. Because of that many times, she felt lost and alone. She wishes she would have asked for more feedback, but because she doesn't want to live with regrets, she says remember that for your next job! Never forget that there are jobs outside of the law and as Haylie and Samantha move towards their first job out of law school, they have realized that there is not just one path. So keep your mind open!! FACEBOOK GROUP
Whether we are aware of it or not, we are constantly creating our reality with our thoughts and vibrational frequency. Learning to harness and be intentional with this super power allows us to create the life we focus on, which means we must control the thoughts and limiting beliefs that sometimes keep us from stepping into our full potential. Listen as the Badass Ladies Club talks through the steps of manifestation and the things we have been creating in our reality as we practice! Follow the Badass Ladies Club IG: @thebadassladiesclub FB: Badassladies Club Tiktok: thebadassladiesclub Youtube: The Badass Ladies Club Come to Costa Rica with us on a Badass Retreat! https://www.blcbadassretreats.com Check our our online store at http://www.badassladiesclub.com
Whodunnit? Pick a color, any color! Green, White, Red, Purple, Yellow, Blue, or maybe none of them? Maybe it was the saucy maid. Maybe it was all of them. I mean, there is like 14 different endings to this movie. Ladies and gentlemen, this is 1985's board game turned motion picture, Clue.Soda Pop Culture Club Store This is where you can get that thing you never knew you wanted. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/sodapopcultureclub)
Today we get a recap of Sarah's trip to Colorado where she bit the bullet and joined a dating app. We hear about her date and why it would have been Susie's nightmare. Sarah talks about Love on the Spectrum, and shares why it made her realize humans are all the same on some level. We hear a story about a girl whose jean shorts were so tight she had to go to the hospital and she ALMOST DIED. Now those are some tight shorts. Sarah also questions why men seem to be very interested in pubic hair these days. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: To try the greatest vitamins ever, go to More podcasts at WAVE:
Ladies, please join us later tonight (Sunday) at 9:00pm (EST)/8:00pm (CST). The Lord has spoken and we're aiming to rise to the total of ONE MILLION WOMEN praying TOGETHER. So let's ban together, bring your prayer group and let the enemy know that he's NOT greater than OUR God!! Connect with us on: Facebook Live: Coachfor ChristianLife YouTube Live: A Closer Walk Christian Talk Show BlogTalk Radio: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/acloserwalktalkshow Audio (Phone) Users: (516) 387-1358
Mitch hosts the Sister Act 40k coverage of the London Grand Tournament, where nearly 600 players converged in north London (including your intrepid host himself!) to battle it out for glory in the first supermajor event in the UK since 2019. Mitch first interviews amazing guest Thomas Douch, who cracked the top 4 with a no-nonsense pure bloody rose sisters list. Listen in for some tips from a Sisters pro on how to navigate the current meta and how to pilot our faction at the highest levels! In a Sister Act 40k first, we then interview 3 Patreons who also attended the event with the most pious of factions. Get an insiders take from Craig, Stephen, and Reuben as they purged countless heretics on the convention hall floor.
This week Ryanne Gatti rejoins me to dissect the subject of many a group chat - the situationship. What is it? (A mess.) What are the red flags to watch out for? ("Looking for something casual" on Bumble.) How do you tell if you're already in one? (If you have to ask, you probably are). We give real answers to all of these questions and share our advice on how to get out of your entanglement and into a committed relationship. For more deep podcast discussions from two girls who are legit qualified to give life advice : Dope Shit My Therapist Says on Apple Podcasts or Spotify And for Instagrammable bites of therapy : @dopeshttherapypod To make things Instagram official : @interstatesandheartbreak For dating commentary from my inner Carrie : interstatesandheartbreak.com For any questions, business inquiries, or love letters : email@example.com For a glimpse into my life when I'm not talking about dating : @lesliegnope
The ladies of Three's Tea Podcast get a little hot in episode 7. Jade (@itsjadetho on IG/Twitter), Alexandria Davis (@Withlove_a_) and Miranda Dunn (@its_RANdemonium) head straight into Culture with Jelani Day's body being found in IL river, Memphis shooting, Kash Doll is pregnant, The View Hosts are plucked from set, Companies are Desperate to fill jobs, Canva Logos beware, Apple Wallets adds COVID card soon, Chauvin appeals his conviction in the George Floyd case, Kelly Price is missing & found, Charmain from Black Inc. is pregnant again, Diddy supports Joie Chavis on birthday, Cynthia Bailey is leaving RHOA, Alexis Skky loses bf to other man, Miguel & Nzanin split, Andrea Martin passes, Nick Cannon wraps Kevin Harts plane with is face, Ashanti owns her master and will rerelease 2002 debut album, MAC cosmetic is teaming up with Whitney Houston estate, Ray J tats Brandy's name on him, Jayda Wayda gets convicted on gun possession, Rotimi welcomes new born and so much more. The ladies slide in to Lifestyle with the premiere of BMF and update you on all their recently watched movies, tv shows, books and the BOTW. The ladies get right into the juicy topic, "Ladies, Are We Doing Too Much?". Subscribe to our podcast!
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another edition of Fig Night At The Tavern...the audio version! This week we are joined again by Dan Friedman of Squared Circle Toys as we talk about the launch of his Kickstarter for the Ringside Chaos line that launched on Friday! Visit squaredcircletoys.com for all of the information and lets get this thing funded. You can even find out how to get a figure sculpted of yourself! Please visit The Turnbuckle Taverns YouTube page for the video version of this release!
Ladies and gents, we know you can't wait for timely Hoagie Mouth episodes. Well, here's one anyway! Recorded before both the Eagles loss to the Bucs and the unfathomably (but expected) sad departure of Zach Ertz, we still cover the Birds come from behind win in Carolina. And we were hopeful for the Thursday game, just listen and you can hear our yearning. BUT we start the show with the reigning (and now, CURRENT) HMMBOY of the year Tim Ferrell as we run down the Flyers new-look roster. And we commiserate on their chances this year. We're thinking...something above a .500 team. But not too much more. And of course, we have to talk about Ben and his surprise "return" to the team. Methinks that won't last long. Also - NED FROM BALDYMORE HUN. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @hoagiemouthpod --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jeffrey-wolfe/support
In today's episode I am sharing a MASTERCLASS that I offered inside my private FB community. Over the past 2 years I have coached hundreds of women and there is one thing they all have in common. The one commonality, is self doubt. My message here in this episode is designed to help you get out of your head, and choose GROWTH of FEAR. BURN your SELF DOUBT to the GROUND LADIES! When you are ready to develop MAGNETIC FEMMINE CONFIDENCE, LEARN HOW TO SELL COACHING and USE ADS to DEVELOP BRAND AUTHORITY...., you are invited to apply for UNTAMED. UNTAMED is my MOST EXPANSIVE COACHING CONTAINER EVER. * 4 PART MINI SERIES TO BECOME THE UNTAMED WOMEN WHO DEVELOPS MAGNETIC CONFIDENCE TO SHOW UP POWERFULLY * MARKETING AND ADS; to develop BRAND AUTHORITY * SALES: learn how to sell on SOCIAL MEDIA with ease The only waY into UNTAMED right now, is to click this link for a totally FREE discovery call with me. xo https://calendly.com/luxurycoachbrand/six-figure-coach?month=2021-10 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/darlene-cook/message
Yeager: Welcome into the Friday, October 15, 2021 Market Plus. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you for consideration in their opinions, Naomi Blohm, Elaine Kub, Ted Seifried, Matthew Bennett. I'm pointing like a traffic cop here. I didn't really have to play like a traffic cop during this one. You all are very civil. Matt, I always enjoy -- Ted and Matt always give me clues a little bit, they do the old feed. I'm buying cattle and you just, you know, Ted's giving me the eye, Matt's giving me, whatever.
In this episode, Rachel leads Sarah, Erin, and Bri in a recap discussion of the latest Lutheran Ladies' Book Club selection: Gene Edward Veith Jr.'s The Spirituality of the Cross: The Way of the First Evangelicals. Why would a Christian author at the height of his career choose a pagan setting (replete with false idols and human sacrifice) for his most mature novel? Why would a man known for both his historical erudition and his devotion to traditional gender roles retell Greek mythology's greatest love story from the perspective of a single woman who is also a reigning queen? What's with all the veils and mirrors (actual and metaphorical) in this book? And what does “till we have faces” mean, anyway? What is so refreshingly distinctive about the way Lutherans understand the concept of vocation? How does the Lutheran doctrine of Two Kingdoms offer us a different way of thinking about what it means to be "in the world but not of the world"? How does a Lutheran view of Christology help us counteract the misguided “prosperity gospel” and reframe the way we understand and experience our own earthly suffering? At the end of the episode, the Ladies choose their next book club pick from a list of lesser known classics by beloved lady novelists: Persuasion by Jane Austen An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery Which book will the Lutheran Ladies read next? Listen to the end of the episode and find out! Click to learn more about Gene Edward Veith Jr.'s The Spirituality of the Cross, to see a complete list of Lutheran Ladies' Book Club picks and runners up, or to revisit past online book club events in the Lutheran Ladies' Lounge Facebook group. Connect with the Lutheran Ladies on social media in The Lutheran Ladies' Lounge Facebook discussion group (facebook.com/groups/LutheranLadiesLounge). Follow us on Instagram @lutheranladieslounge, and also follow Sarah (@hymnnerd), Rachel (@rachbomberger), Erin (@erinaltered), and Bri (@grrrzevske).
Today's episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Stamps.com is a great way to ship what your company needs no matter how big or small. Start with a 4 week trial with no risk by using cod POD. There are no long time commitments. Use code POD at Stamps.comToday's episode we are talking about Women's safety as we travel. From the tools you need to secure your door at hotels to watching our surroundings when out and about. A woman this week stated she was at a hotel when a man violently tried to get access to her room with an key. Ladies do not be fooled that simply locking your door is enough. So what are the things that you should have whether you are traveling or even in your home. Use the Amazon link to find the things I use to secure a room or for safety from the bag I carry when I attend blog events too. Follow along on the blog as well. We talk about mental health and wellness, self care, etc.I can be found on social media as Toitimeblog, follow me there and come and be apart of my community
Have you ever heard someone say that by Christ's stripes, we all have access through faith for any ailment, disease, condition, or injury? Have you also been told that it is because of your own lack of faith or hidden sin that this healing didn't come when you sincerely asked for it? In this episode, the ladies of Simply HIS gather to challenge these erroneous scriptural interpretations and concepts, explaining the true context of these verses, and showing why the subject of being "healed" was important enough to be the first letter in the show's acronym, "HIS."
Today's episode of Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware features one of the great characters of post-punk pop, Pete Wylie. Most famous for his band The Mighty Wah! (AKA Wah!, Wah Heat!, Shambeko!, Say Wah! etc.etc.), his most popular hit single was The Story Of The Blues which reached no. 3 in the UK charts. His excellent songwriting is only matched by his garrulous and lovable motormouth reputation, as befits his top Liverpudlian status. He is also about to support Heaven 17 on our UK tour in a few weeks time… Ladies and Gentlemen – he has a heart as big as Liverpool – it's Pete Wylie…
This week, we are taking the week off. So, in the spirit of spooky season, here's a previous episode from last year. Chad and Ryan sit down to discuss two horrifying real world stories. The Villisca Axe Murders and The Demon House. Both stories will have you on the edge of your seats as we break down everything involved in these tragic and terrifying stories. Ryan also make his addendum to last week's episode with The Ladies of Strange that he unfortunately missed. Ryan discusses his top three horror movies of all time as well as commenting on some of our picks. If you haven't heard of the two stories we discuss then you are in for a treat as we walk down a dark road filled with terrible crimes, demonic possessions, and hauntings that will keep you up at night. We give our opinions on these two stories as we break down all the aspects involved with both. Don't forget to head over to our new Facebook Group. The community that is growing over there is truly amazing and if you can't get enough of the stories we are talking about, it's definitely the place for you! We hope you all enjoy this episode but be warned, you won't want to listen to this one in the dark. Until next week, thank you all for the support and let's keep this momentum moving forward! We appreciate every single one of you! thatsstrange.net | patreon | merch | instagram | twitter | facebook | youtube
A secret episode recorded in a secret studio about a secret series from Stephanie and Megan of the Ladies of the Legendarium. Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/legendarium Check out the archives at https://www.thelegendarium.com/ Join the Discord community: https://discord.com/invite/FnCSsxx Twitter: https://twitter.com/LegendariumPod
A secret episode recorded in a secret studio about a secret series from Stephanie and Megan of the Ladies of the Legendarium. Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/legendarium Check out the archives at https://www.thelegendarium.com/ Join the Discord community: https://discord.com/invite/FnCSsxx Twitter: https://twitter.com/LegendariumPod
Carrie chats with 3 of her friends: Sophie Collins, Samantha Vosters, & Amanda Fahrendorf, representing 3 different women's households, about their experiences with genuine community, what it means to them, & why they've chosen to make it a priority, regardless of how it evolves in the future. Tune in to hear about learning to love & be loved up close and personal; something that, at times, takes more grit than anything. // Shoutout to the Riverwest Food Pantry (riverwestfoodpantry.org) & Brew City Catholic (brewcitycatholic.com) // further support Carrie in this project at patreon.com/ichoosegrit
Tiffany and Jessie are not saying goodbye, they are just saying “see ya around”. Things change but sometimes it's for the better. The girls want you all to know how much they love all of you and wanted to tell you what they are up to. Jessie will be doing more shows on the Drinkin Bros network and new projects with Tetherball Academy Media …stay tuned. Tiffany is starting a new show with friend and Drinkin Broettes fav ,Tara Keene called “Big T Energy” You can find their show on YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts. See you around Ladies we love you!!!!
Brewers Season Ends In Disappointment (Willy Adames Jersey Winner, Christian Yelich, Craig Counsell, The Future & What's Next For Milwaukee) We dive into the payroll, how the Brewers can improve, which pieces they may trade, the Andy Haines hitting coach situation and more. We keep it real for the fans because that's what they deserve. Ladies & Gentlemen, you are listening to the IKE Brewers Podcast. Don't forget to check out IKE Badgers Podcast for player interviews, game recaps, trends and all things Wisconsin Badgers. View our new website at IKEPODCASTNETWORK.COM Follow the IKE Brewers Podcast on Spotify. Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts. Follow @IKE_Brewers on twitter @WelcometoIKE
Now For this episode, Colt and James bring a Cerebral Chat that we titled, Fox News, HuffPost, and the Vaccination Dilemma. During this episode we discuss our strategy to get back into the full swing of things in the gym following our scheduled break and the importance of a strong routine, Colt's newfound interest in celery, and gym urinal hijinks. Then we venture into the topic of how much responsibility one should assume for the things he or she says in the public forum, specifically Fox News and social media. We also discuss the HuffPost, ongoing Vaccination craziness, and much more. Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to keep those big, beautiful brains of yours warm again. Visit the CEP Network: www.thecepodcast.com, www.facebook.com/cerebralentertainmentpodcast and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/channel/UCPT2_3F3qLqCjgQR5IeloTA/videos Pick up your CEP Network gear: www.byjack.com/cep Visit www.truenutrition.com and use code “CEPN” during checkout for 5% off of your entire nutrition and supplements order.
Childhood friends KJ and Dr. Nina Flores jam about empowered presence as biracial Women Of Color. Dr. Flores is an Assistant Professor with the Social & Cultural Analysis of Education master's program in the College of Education at California State University, Long Beach. There she engages students in deep analyses of issues concerning justice, power, and resistance. Nina's writing and research on topics such as gender-based violence, and harassment experienced at academic conferences has been featured in several esteemed Academic journals including Gender & Education and Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis as well as national outlets: Washington Post, Huffington Post, Ms. Magazine Blog, Progressive Planning Magazine, and the OC Weekly.Today KJ and Nina discuss messaging around harassment and safety and the multitude of layers comprising true Self Care, including boundary setting and designing our "Dressed Up" Outsides in both feminine expression and armor. Takeaways:We can be impactful when we release our material attachments, even if only for minutesSelf Compassion is multilayered, whole, and an active intentionality What is your armor as you walk out your door today, Ladies? Please rate and review this podcast if our stories have astonished you as well. Your review may be featured on the show, AND you're eligible for a FREE, private 1:1 call with KJ! https://ratethispodcast.com/astonishingstories Episode Mentions: IG https://instagram.com/BellHookedMe Email Nina at Nina.Flores@csulb.edu Book Rec: Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by Adrienne Maree Brown Book Rec: Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit Ep 57 background music, Original Composition performed by KJIntro Music: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within IG: @MusingsOnOther @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Work With KJ https://blissbeginswithin.as.me/HelloCallWebsite: https://blissbeginswithin.com Receive Love Letters from KJ https://bit.ly/BlissBeginsList Facebook & TwitterSupport the show (https://paypal.me/KJNasrulMFT )
Imke Feldmann is among the first few to have recognized the incredible value and potential of this thing called Power Pivot in Excel (which was the precursor to Power BI). And did she ever run with it, launching quite the successful solo consultancy and training service! She exemplifies the helpful nature of the data community through her blog, The BIccountant, where she shares her amazing Microsoft BI tool knowledge. Her background is in Finance and Accounting, but you'll quickly realize she knows a great deal more than just Finance and Accounting! Contact Imke: The BIccountant Imke's Twitter References in this Episode: Imke's Github MS Power BI Idea - Customizable Ribbon - Please Upvote :) MS Power BI Idea - Speed Up PQ By Breaking Refresh Chain - Please Upvote :) Episode Timeline: 3:00 - The value of outsourcing certain business functions, Imke's path to Power BI starts with Rob's blog, a multi-dimensional cube discussion breaks out! 19:45 - One of Power BI's strengths is collaboration, Imke LOVES her some Power Query and M and loves DAX not so much 33:45 - Imke has a BRILLIANT idea about how to improve Power Query and some other improvements that we'd like to see in PQ 52:30 - Rob's VS code experience, how COVID has affected the consulting business, Staying solo vs growing a company and how Imke determines which clients she takes on Episode Transcript: Rob Collie (00:00:00): Hello friends. Today's guest is Imke Feldmann. We've been working for a long time, nearly a year to arrange the schedules to get her on the show, and I'm so glad that we finally managed to do it. For a moment, imagine that it's 2010, 2011, that era. During that timeframe, I felt not quite alone, but a member of a very slowly growing and small community of people who had glimpsed what Power Pivot could do. And for those of you who don't know what Power Pivot is, and that was the version of Power BI, the first version that was embedded only in Excel. And at the time, the way the community grew, we'll use a metaphor for this. Imagine that the community was a map of the world and the map is all dark, but slowly, you'd see these little dim lights lighting up like one over here in the UK, one in the Southwest corner of the United States, very faintly. Rob Collie (00:00:51): And these would be people who were just becoming aware of this thing, this Power Pivot thing, and you'd watch them. They'd sort of show up on the radar, very tentatively at first kind of dipping their toe, and then that light would get brighter, and brighter, and brighter over time, as they really leaned in, and they learned more and more, and they became more adept at it. And this was the way things went for a long time. And then in 2011, out of nowhere in Germany on the map, this light comes on at full intensity, brightly declaring itself as super talented and powerful. And that was what it felt like to come across Imke Feldmann. Rob Collie (00:01:27): Like all of our guests, there's a little bit of that accidental path in her career, but also a tremendous sense of being deliberate. When this stuff crossed her radar, she appreciated it immediately. And I didn't know this until this conversation, but she quit her corporate job in 2013, the same year that I founded P3 as a real company, and became a freelancer. So for eight plus years, she has been a full time Power BI professional. There truly aren't that many people who can say that in the world. Our conversation predictably wandered. At one point, we got pretty deep into the notion of M and Power Query and it's screaming need for more buttons on its ribbon. And Imke has some fantastic ideas on how they should be addressing that. Rob Collie (00:02:14): We also, of course, naturally talked about the differences between remaining a solo freelancer as she has, in contrast to the path that I chose, which is scaling up a consulting practice business. Along the way we reprised the old and completely pointless debate of DAX versus M, I even try to get Tom hooked on M as his new obsession. We'll see how well that goes. Most importantly though, it was just a tremendous pleasure to finally get to talk to Imke at length for the first time after all these years, we literally crossed paths 10 years ago. So it was a conversation 10 years in the making compress down to an hour and change. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did, so let's get into it. Announcer (00:02:56): Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention, please? Announcer (00:03:00): This is The Raw Data by P3 Adaptive podcast, with your host Rod Collie, and your cohost Thomas LaRock. Find out what the experts at P3 Adaptive can do for your business. Just go to P3adaptive.com. Raw Data by P3 Adaptive is data with the human element. Rob Collie (00:03:24): Welcome to the show Imke Feldmann. How are you today? Imke Feldmann (00:03:27): Thank you, Rob. Great. It's a great day here over in Germany. Rob Collie (00:03:30): We have been talking about doing this for the better part of a year. So I'm glad that we're landing the guest, Imke is here. I really appreciate you doing this. So why don't we start with the basics. What are you up to these days? What do you do for a living? Imke Feldmann (00:03:48): I have people building great Power BI solutions these days. Rob Collie (00:03:55): Ah, yes. Imke Feldmann (00:03:55): That's how I fill my days. Rob Collie (00:03:58): I hear that that's a good business. Imke Feldmann (00:03:58): Yeah, it is. Rob Collie (00:04:03): So, and your website is? Imke Feldmann (00:04:06): Thebiaccountant.com. Rob Collie (00:04:07): Is that what you are on Twitter as well? Imke Feldmann (00:04:08): Yes. That's also my Twitter handle theBIccountant without an A in the middle. I just replaced the A from accountant with a BI. Rob Collie (00:04:17): There you go. Imke Feldmann (00:04:18): Yeah. Rob Collie (00:04:18): That's right. So that means that I'm going to make a tremendous leap here, wait till you see these powers of observation and deduction. You must have an accounting background? Imke Feldmann (00:04:29): I do, yes. Rob Collie (00:04:30): See you look at that. That's why I make the money. Okay, let's start there, was accounting your first career out of school? Imke Feldmann (00:04:39): Yes. I went to university and studied some economics or business stuff there, they'll know it's translated into English. And then I worked as a business controller. After that, I took over a job to lead a bookkeeping departments or to work with an area where the numbers came from basically. And then after that, I worked as the finance director, where I was responsible for a whole bunch of areas, controlling bookkeeping, IT, HR, and production. So that was quite a job with a broad range of responsibilities. Rob Collie (00:05:18): So you mentioned, kind of slipped IT into that list, right? Imke Feldmann (00:05:23): Yeah. Rob Collie (00:05:23): There's all these things in that list of responsibilities that all seemed they belong together, right? Bookkeeping, accounting, control or finance, IT. We've run into this before, with actually a number of people, that a lot of times the accounting or finance function in a company kind of wins the job of IT by default. Imke Feldmann (00:05:45): Yeah. It seems quite common in Germany, at least I would say. Rob Collie (00:05:48): I get multiple examples, but one that I can absolutely point to is Trevor Hardy from the Canadian Football League, he is in accounting, accounting and finance. And just by default, well, that's close to computers. Imke Feldmann (00:06:00): Yes. Rob Collie (00:06:01): And so it just kind of pulls the IT function in. Now is that true at really large organizations in Germany or is it a mid market thing? Imke Feldmann (00:06:09): No I would say a mid market thing. Rob Collie (00:06:12): That's true here too. So when there isn't an IT org yet it ends up being, oftentimes it falls to the finance and accounting function. Hey, that's familiar. It's kind of funny when you think about it, but it's familiar. And isn't finance itself pretty different from accounting? How much of a leap is that? What was that transition like for you taking over the finance function as well? We tend to talk about these things, at least in the US, is like almost like completely separate functions at times. Imke Feldmann (00:06:43): It depends, but at least it had something to do with my former education, which wasn't the case with IT. So, I mean, of course on a certain management level, you are responsible for things that you're not necessarily familiar with in detail. You just have to manage the people that know the details and do the jobs for you. So that was not too big an issue I must admit. Rob Collie (00:07:10): My first job out of school was Microsoft, an organization of that size, I was hyper specialized in terms of what I did. At this company at P, we are nowhere near that scale, and there's a lot more of that multiple hat wearing. I've definitely been getting used to that over the last decade, the first decade plus of my career, not so much. Imke Feldmann (00:07:31): Yeah. That's interesting because I basically went completely the other way around. I see myself now as working as a technical specialist and as a freelancer, I don't have to manage any employees anymore. Rob Collie (00:07:47): Well, so now you wear all the hats? Imke Feldmann (00:07:49): Yes. In a certain way, yes. Rob Collie (00:07:51): Okay. There's no HR department necessarily, right, so it's just you. But marketing, sales, delivery, everything. Imke Feldmann (00:08:01): Yep, that's true. Yep. And when I first started, I tried to do everything by myself, but the test changed as well. So in the past I started to outsource more things, but to external companies, not internal staff. Rob Collie (00:08:17): So you're talking about outsourcing certain functions in your current business, is that correct? Imke Feldmann (00:08:22): Yes, yes. Rob Collie (00:08:22): So it's interesting, right? Even that comes with tremendous risk when you delegate a certain function to an outside party whose incentives and interests they are never going to be 100% aligned with yours. Even we have been taken for a ride multiple times by third-party consulting firms that we've hired to perform certain functions for us. Imke Feldmann (00:08:46): Oh, no I don't outsource and your services that I directly provide to my clients. Rob Collie (00:08:49): Oh, no, no. Imke Feldmann (00:08:50): No. Rob Collie (00:08:50): No, we don't either. But I'm saying for example, our Salesforce implementation for instance- Imke Feldmann (00:08:56): Okay, mm-hmm (affirmative). Rob Collie (00:08:57): ... Has been a tremendous money sink for us over the years. Where we're at is good, but the ROI on that spend has been pretty poor. It's really easy to throw a bunch of money at that and it just grinds and grinds and grinds. And so this contrast that I'm getting around to is really important because that's not what it's like to be a good Power BI consultant, right? You're not that kind of risk for your clients. But if you go out and hire out some sort of IT related services for example, like Salesforce development, we're exposed to that same sort of drag you out into the deep water and drown you business model, that's not how we operate. I'm pretty sure that's not how you operate either. And so anyway, when you start talking about outsourcing, I just thought, oh, we should probably talk about that. Have you outsourced anything for your own sort of back office? Imke Feldmann (00:09:52): Back office stuff, yeah. My blog, WordPress stuff, or computer stuff in the background. So security [inaudible 00:09:59] the stuff and things like that, things that are not my core, I hire consultants to help me out with things that I would formally Google, spend hours Googling with. Rob Collie (00:10:09): Yes. Imke Feldmann (00:10:10): Now I just hire consultants to do that. Or for example, for Power Automate, this is something that I wanted to learn and I saw the big potential for clients. And there I also did private training basically, or coaching, or how you called it, hire specialists. Rob Collie (00:10:27): To kind of getting you going? Imke Feldmann (00:10:29): Exactly, exactly. Rob Collie (00:10:30): And those things that you've outsourced for your back office, have there been any that felt like what I described you end up deep in the spend and deepen the project going, "What's going on here?" Imke Feldmann (00:10:41): I'm usually looking for freelancers on that. And I made quiet good experiences with it, I must say. Rob Collie (00:10:49): Well done. Well done. All right. So let's rewind a bit, we'll get to the point where you're in charge of the finance department, which of course includes IT. Imke Feldmann (00:10:58): Not necessarily so. I felt quite sad for the guys who I had to manage because I said, "Well, I'm really sorry, but you will hear a lot of questions from me, especially at the beginning of our journey," because I had to learn so much in order to be a good manager for them. So that was quite different situation compared to the management roles in finance that I had before, because there I had the impression that I knew something, but IT was basically blank. Rob Collie (00:11:30): I would imagine that that experience turned out to be very important, the good cross pollination, the exposure to the IT function and sort of like seeing it from their side of the table, how valuable is that turned out to be for your career? Imke Feldmann (00:11:45): I think it was a good learning and really interesting experience for me just to feel comfortable with saying that I have no clue and ask the people how things work and just feel relaxed about not being the expert in a certain area and just be open to ask, to get a general understanding of things. Rob Collie (00:12:09): That's definitely the way to do it, is to be honest and transparent and ask all the questions you need to do. It's easier said than done. I think a lot of people feel the need to bluff in those sorts of situations. And that usually comes back to haunt them, not always. Imke Feldmann (00:12:25): No, that's true. Rob Collie (00:12:27): Some people do get away with it, which is a little sad. So at what point did you discover Power BI? Imke Feldmann (00:12:35): I didn't discover Power BI, I discovered Power Pivot, for your blog of course. Rob Collie (00:12:41): Oh, really? Imke Feldmann (00:12:43): Yes, yes, yes, yes. I think it was in, must be 2011, something like that. Rob Collie (00:12:50): Early, yeah. Imke Feldmann (00:12:51): Yeah. Quite early. When I was building a multidimensional cube with a freelancer for our finance department, then I was just searching a bit what is possible, how we should approach this and things like that. So we started with multi-dimensional cube because that was something where I could find literature about and also find experts who could have me building that. But when doing so, I really liked the whole experience and it was a really excellent project that I liked very much. And so I just searched around in the internet and tried to find out what's going on in that area. And this is where I discovered your blog. Rob Collie (00:13:35): I have no idea. First of all, I had no idea that my old blog was where you first crossed paths with this. Imke Feldmann (00:13:42): I think [inaudible 00:13:43]. Rob Collie (00:13:44): And secondly, I had no idea that it was that early. I mean, I remember when you showed up on the radar, Scott [inaudible 00:13:51] had discovered your blog and said, "Hey, Rob, have you seen this? Have you seen what she is doing? She is amazing." That wasn't 2011, that was a little bit later. I don't remember when but... Imke Feldmann (00:14:06): No, I think we've met first. I think we met on the Mr. XR Forum on some crazy stuff I did there. I cannot even remember what that was, but I started blogging in 2015 and we definitely met before. Rob Collie (00:14:21): That's what it was. It was the forums. And Scott was the one that had stumbled upon what you were doing there and brought my attention to it. I was like, whoa. It was like... Imke Feldmann (00:14:34): That last really some crazy stuff. I think I was moving data models from one Excel file to another or something like that. Some crazy stuff with [inaudible 00:14:43] and so on. Rob Collie (00:14:44): You obviously remember a better than I do. But I just remember being jaw dropped, blown away, impressed, by what you were doing. And the thing is the world of Power Pivot interest at that point in time still seems so small. The community still seems so small that for you to emerge on our radar fully formed, already blowing our minds, that was the first thing we ever heard from you. That was a real outlier because usually the way the curve of awareness went with other members of the community is that like, you'd see something modest from them. And you'd sorta like witnessed their upward trajectory as they developed. Of course, you've continued to improve and learn and all of that since then. But as far as our experience of it, it was you just showed up already at the graduate level, just like where did she come from? So cool. So you said that you enjoyed the multi-dimensional cube project? Imke Feldmann (00:15:43): Mm-hmm (affirmative). Yes. I don't know MDX, but I totally enjoyed the project. So being able to build a reporting solution for my own company, basically then for the company I worked for, and doing it live with a consultant with a freelancer on my hand, discussing how things should look like and just seeing the thing form before my eyes and grow. And this was just such an enjoyable experience for me. Rob Collie (00:16:11): So the thing that's striking about that for me is, there's no doubt that the multi-dimensional product from Microsoft was a valuable product. It did good things. But I never have heard someone say that they really enjoyed the implementation process as a client, right? Imke Feldmann (00:16:31): Okay. Rob Collie (00:16:31): You had a freelancer doing the work. So something you said there really jumped out at me, it was, sort of like doing the project live. So the way that this worked traditionally, at least in the US, is the consultant would interview you about your requirements and write a big long requirements document and then disappear and go build a whole bunch of stuff and come back and show it to you, and it's completely not what anyone expected. It's almost like you're on completely different planets. Obviously, if you'd had that experience, you would not be saying that you enjoyed it. So there had to be something different about the way that you and that freelancer interacted. Do you remember what the workflow was like? Imke Feldmann (00:17:16): What we did is that we often met together and just looked at where we're at and what the next steps should be. And we definitely had specific targets in mind. So there were some reports that I had defined as a target, and around these reports I was aware that we needed something that a proper data model, because I also knew that I wanted to have some sort of a general set up that could be carried from Excel as well. So I knew about cube functions, and I knew that on one hand I needed these reports that had formerly been within our ERP system. Also, I wanted them to be in a separate solution that was under my control and independent from the ERP system. And on the other hand, I wanted some more. So I wanted the flexibility to be able to vary this data and for certain other purposes in the controlling department as well. So basically being able to do ad hoc analysis on it. Imke Feldmann (00:18:23): And we met often and I showed a certain interest in how the table logic was created. So I knew that the MDX was over my head at the time, but I showed a very strong interest in which table are created, how they relate to each other, and that was quite unusual. At least this is what the [inaudible 00:18:47] the freelancer told me. Rob Collie (00:18:49): I bet. Imke Feldmann (00:18:50): He said that he doesn't see that very often that clients showed this sort of interest. Rob Collie (00:18:56): Did he say, "Yeah. You really seem to be having fun with this. Most of my clients don't enjoy this." You said that you met very often, so were there times where he was writing MDX while you were in the room? Imke Feldmann (00:19:10): Sometimes yes, because I said, "Well, can we switch this a bit or make some changes?" And sometimes he said, "Well, I can try adjust now." Because he came over for one day or half a day, and then we spoke things through and defined further things. And if we were finishing early, he would just stay and do some coding there. But apart from that, he would work from home and do the big stuff. Rob Collie (00:19:37): OLAP originally it stands for online analytical processing, where online meant not batch, right? It meant you could ask a question and get the answer while you were still sitting there. Imke Feldmann (00:19:51): Okay. Oh, really? Rob Collie (00:19:53): That's what online meant. Imke Feldmann (00:19:54): It's interesting. Rob Collie (00:19:56): It basically meant almost like real time. It's a cousin of real time, that's what online meant at that point, as opposed to offline where you write a query and submit it and come back next week right? So that's what the online and OLAP comes from. Imke Feldmann (00:20:12): Oh, interesting. Rob Collie (00:20:13): We would pick a different terminology of OLAP were it invented today. So something interesting about, it sounds like your experience, and I did not anticipate drilling into your experience with multi-dimensional on this conversation, but I think it's really important is that at least some portion of that project that you sponsored and implemented with the freelancer, at least some portion of the work was similarly performed online. Meaning the two of you were sort of in real time communication as things evolved. And the old model and the vast majority of multidimensional solutions that have ever been built in the world, the MDX powered solutions, were built and an offline model, where the majority of the communication supposedly takes place in the form of a requirements document. Rob Collie (00:21:05): And that was a deeply, deeply, deeply flawed approach to the problem, that just doesn't actually work. So I guess it's not surprising to me that the one time I've ever heard someone say they really enjoyed that multi-dimensional project, that at least a portion of that multidimensional project was sort of almost like real-time collaboratively performed rather than completely asynchronous, right? I guess we want to be really geeky, we could say it was a synchronous model of communication as opposed to an asynchronous one. And Power BI really facilitates that kind of interaction. Imke Feldmann (00:21:41): Absolutely. Rob Collie (00:21:42): The reason why the MDX multi-dimensional model worked the way it did, or there was two reasons, one is a legitimate one on one of them is more cynical. So the legitimate reason is, is that it required reprocessing of the cube for every change, it's just too slow, right? The stakeholder, the business stakeholder doesn't typically have the time or the patience to sit there while the code's being written, because it's so long between even just implementing a formula change sometimes would be, well, we need to wait an hour. And so the attention span of the business person can't be held for good reason there, right? And so that sort of drove it into an asynchronous model. Rob Collie (00:22:23): The other reason is, is that that is asynchronous model turned out to be a really good business model for the consultants, because the fact that it didn't work meant that every project lasted forever. And so that's the cynical reason. But Power BI is not long delays. You change the measure formula, or you add an extra relationship, or heck even bringing in a new table, just a brand new table, bring it in, it wasn't even in the model, now it's in the model. End to end that can sometimes be measured in minutes or even seconds. And so you can retain engaged collaborative interest. Now it's not like you're always doing that, right? There's still room for offline asynchronous work in our business, but really critical portions of it can be performed the other way. And I think that makes a huge difference. Imke Feldmann (00:23:13): Yep. And that's what I like about it. So it's so great to be able to have, as a consultant, to perform really relatively large tasks without any further involvement of other people. Which, I mean, honestly, I don't call myself a team worker, not because I don't love other people also, but teamwork means you have to communicate with other people, make sure that they know what you're working on. So there are so many interfaces that have to be maintained if you're working with other people. And so I really laugh the way I work currently being able to deliver full solutions as a one woman show consultant. That is really a pleasure for me. That's really my preferred way of work, I must say. Because I can really focus on the things that have to be done and I'm able to deliver value in a relatively short time for the clients. Rob Collie (00:24:14): That's a really interesting concept. There are certain kinds of problems in which collaboration, a team collaboration is absolutely necessary. The magic of collaboration sometimes can beat problems that no individual could ever beat. At the same time though, there's this other dynamic, right, where having a team working on a problem is actually a real liability because the communication complexity between the people becomes the majority of the work. Here's a really hyper simplified example. There used to be sort of a three-person committee, if you will, that was running our company P3, me and two other people. Imke Feldmann (00:24:57): Mm-hmm (affirmative). Rob Collie (00:24:58): And so all leadership decisions were essentially handled at that level. Well, things change, people move on, right? And so we went from a three person committee to a two person committee. We didn't anticipate the two of us who stayed, right? We did not anticipate how much simpler that was going to make things. We thought, just do the math, right, it's going to be like, well, it's one less person to get on the same page. So it's going to be a one-third reduction in complexity. It was actually double that because we went from having three pairs of communication, right, the triangle has three sides, to a line that only has one side, right? So there was only one linkage that needed to be maintained as opposed to three geometrically, combinatorially, whatever we're going to say, right? It just became- Imke Feldmann (00:25:45): Exponential. Rob Collie (00:25:45): ... Exponetially simpler. And so for problems that can be soloed, you have this amazing savings in efficiency, in clarity, even, right? Imke Feldmann (00:25:59): Yup. Rob Collie (00:25:59): There's just so many advantages when you can execute as one person, then there's the other examples like our company at our size now, even ignoring the number of consultants that we need to do our business, just the back office alone, we need the difference in skills. We need the difference in talents and interests and everything. We simply could not exist without that kind of collaboration. However, when our consultants were working with a client, usually it's essentially a one-on-one type of thing, right? We don't typically put teams of consultants on the same project. We might have multiple consultants working for the same client and they might be building something that's somehow integrated, but it's still very similar, I think to your model, when you actually watch sort of the work being done, there's this amazing savings and complexities. Imke Feldmann (00:26:50): Yup, that's true. Of course I have a network in the background. So when big problems arise where I need brain input, of course, I have a network, but it's not a former company. Rob Collie (00:27:02): And that's how we work too, right? We have all kinds of internal Slack channels. For some reason we adopted Slack years ago before Teams was really a thing. So Slack is sort of like our internal social network. There's a lot of discussion of problems, and solutions, and a lot of knowledge sharing, and people helping each other out behind the scenes in that same way. Again, we do bring multiple consultants into particularly large projects, but it's not like there's three people working together on the same formula. In Power BI, the things that you do in ETL, the things that you do in power query are intimately interrelated with the data model and the decks that you need to create. And imagine parceling that out to three different people. You have one formula writer, one data modeler, one ETL specialist, you would never ever get anywhere in that kind of approach. Imke Feldmann (00:28:00): Not necessarily. I mean, the tax people are the person responsible for the data model. He could write down his requirements. He could define the tables basically. And then someone could try to get the data from the sources. But of course, then you get some feedback that the data isn't there or that the model has to be shaped in a different way. So it has two sides to it. But that's interesting to see that you have the same experience, that Power BI models or solutions of a certain size that can very well be handled by one person alone. And that really brings speed, and flexibility, and agility to the whole development process I think. Rob Collie (00:28:41): You communicate with yourself at what's above giga? Peta, petabit? you communicate with yourself at petabit speed and you communicate with others through a noisy 2,400 baud modem that's constantly breaking up. It's amazing what that can do for you sometimes. So there comes a point in your journey where you decide to go freelance. Imke Feldmann (00:29:07): Yup. Rob Collie (00:29:08): That's a courageous leap. When did that happen and what led you to that conclusion? Imke Feldmann (00:29:13): I made the decision in 2012 already to do that. Rob Collie (00:29:19): Wow. Imke Feldmann (00:29:20): And I just saw the light. I just saw the light in Power Pivot and then Power Query came along and I saw what Microsoft was after. And as I said, I enjoyed the building of the cube, getting my hands dirty, reading about the technologies behind it and so on. And this was what I felt passionate about. And I also had the idea that I needed some break from company politics. And so I just thought, well, I give it a try. And if it doesn't work, I can find a job after that or find a company where I work for at any time after that. So I just tried it and it worked. Rob Collie (00:30:05): So you decided in 2012, did you make the break in 2012 as well? Imke Feldmann (00:30:12): I prepared it, and then I just in 2013, I started solo. Rob Collie (00:30:18): Okay. 2013 is also when we formally formed our company. For 2010-2013, it was a blog. I had other jobs. I had other clients essentially, but I wasn't really hanging out the shingle so to speak, as you know, we're not an actual business really until 2013. And I guess it's not much accident that we both kind of did the same thing about the same time, it's that demand was finally sufficient I think in 2013 to support going solo. In 2012, there weren't enough clients to even support one consultant. And so, oh, that's great. And I think you really liked Power Query too, does M speak to you? Imke Feldmann (00:31:02): Yes. Yes. Yeah. Rob Collie (00:31:03): It does, doesn't it? Imke Feldmann (00:31:04): I really prefer Power Query or M over DAX, I must admit. It has been much more liable to me than DAX. Rob Collie (00:31:15): Oh, and I liked you so much before you said that. I'm team DAX all the way. Imke Feldmann (00:31:23): I know. I know. I know. I mean, of course I love to use DAX as well, but I really feel very, very strong about Power Query. And I mean, I had such a great journey with it. I mean, it was really [inaudible 00:31:35] work for me personally, that I did with it. And it was just a great journey to understand how things work. I mean, this has been the first coding language for me that I really learned. And it was just a great journey to learn all the things and starting to blog about it. And of course, I started basically helping people in the forum, that's where I basically built my knowledge about it, solving other people's problems. And this was just a great journey. And Polar Query has always been good to me than DAX. Rob Collie (00:32:14): This is really cool, right? So you fell in love with Power Pivot, so DAX and data model, right? There was no Power Query. Imke Feldmann (00:32:21): Mm-hmm (affirmative)-, that's true. Rob Collie (00:32:23): Okay. And because we had no Power Query, there were many, many, many things you couldn't do in Power Pivot unless your data source was a database. Imke Feldmann (00:32:30): Yup. Rob Collie (00:32:31): Because you needed views created that gave you the right shape tables, right? If your original data source didn't have a lookup table, a dimension table, you had to make one. And how are you going to make one without Power Query? It gets crazy, right? At least unbelievable. So try to mentally travel back for a moment to the point in time where you're willing to, and not just, it doesn't sound like you were just willing to, you were eager to go solo to become a freelancer, right, with just DAX and data modeling. And then after that, this thing comes along that you light up when you talk about. You didn't have this thing that you love, but you were already in, that doesn't happen very often. Imke Feldmann (00:33:18): It could be that loved DAX at the beginning, but it just started to disappoint me at sometimes. Rob Collie (00:33:29): Oh, okay. Thomas LaRock (00:33:29): It disappoints everyone. Rob Collie (00:33:29): I'm just devastated. Imke Feldmann (00:33:35): No, I mean, it's amazing what DAX can do, but I mean, we all know it looks easy at the beginning, but then you can really get trapped in certain situations. Rob Collie (00:33:46): Yeah. I described these two things is like the length and width of a rectangle, Power Query and DAX. Take your pick, which one's the width, which one's the length? I don't care. And then we ask which one is more responsible for the area of the rectangle, right? Neither. You can double the length of either of them and it doubles the area of the rectangle. So it's really ironic that I'm so sort of firmly on team DAX for a number of reasons. Number one, is that I'm really not actually that good at it compared to the people who've come along since. Like my book, for instance, I think, I look at it as this is the 100 and maybe the 200 level course at university, maybe the first in the second course, maybe, but it's definitely not the third course. The thing that you take in your third or fourth year of university, that's not covered in my book in terms of DAX. Rob Collie (00:34:44): And basically every one of the consultants at our company is better at DAX than I am. And that's great. That's really good. And the other thing that's ironic about my love of DAX over M, is if these two were in conflict, which they aren't. Imke Feldmann (00:35:00): No they are. Rob Collie (00:35:02): Is that I actually was trying for years to get a Power Query like project started on the Excel team. I knew how much time was being chewed up in the world just transforming data, not analyzing it even, just getting things ready for analysis. It's just ungodly amounts of time. And so I was obsessed with end-user ETL. When I was on the Excel team, it was like a running joke, someone would mention in a meeting, "Well, that's kind of like ETL," and other people would go, "Oh no, no, don't say that in front of Rob, he's going to get started and he won't shut up about it for the next 30 minutes." On the podcast with the Power Query team, I told them I'm really glad that no one ever agreed to fund my project on the Excel team because now that I see what Power Query is like I grossly underestimated how much work needed to go into something like that. And I'm glad that Microsoft isn't saddled with some old and completely inadequate solution to the Power Query space, because now that I've seen what the real thing looks like, I'm like, "Oh my gosh, we would've never been able to pull that off." Rob Collie (00:36:14): So the thing that I was most obsessed with is the thing that now that it's actually been built, for some reason, I just find M to be, I don't know, there's like a reverse gravity there that pushes me away. Imke Feldmann (00:36:26): What I actually would like to see is that there's less need to use M in the Power Query product. So first, the only thing I was dreaming about was finally to have a function library that can easily be shipped from then, or that you can download from internet or wherever, where you can use additional functions in your M code. So this was the first thing that I was really passionate about and thought that we should have such a thing in Power Query to be able to make more cool things, or group steps together. But now what I really think we should actually have and see in Power Query is the ability to build our own ribbons and to the query editor. Rob Collie (00:37:13): Yes. Imke Feldmann (00:37:13): Like we have in an Excel. So this is something that in my eyes would really bring a big push to the product and actually would make so much sense for the people who start using these products. I mean the whole Power platform can have so many benefits for finance department, all departments, but I mean, I'm passionate about finance departments. But have you counted how many low-code languages are in there, if you include Power Apps and Power Automate and all these things? Rob Collie (00:37:50): Low-code. Imke Feldmann (00:37:50): And honestly, in order to come up with any solution that makes sense in a business environment, I would say in all of these solutions, there is no way around the code at the end. I mean, you get quite far with clicky, clicky, but I haven't seen solutions where you get around the languages. And now imagine the typical finance people who really they know the Excel formulas and some of them might know VBA as well. And now their server uses new low-code, no-code word, and just get your head around about five or six new languages that you all have to know and learn in order to get something useful and so on. So I think that's just not feasible for people who have real jobs in the business to learn all that. Rob Collie (00:38:42): Well, that's what you're here for, right? That's what your business is for and that's what P3 is for. Imke Feldmann (00:38:48): We get them started and the products are great. And if there are people in the companies who have a drive to learn things and take the time they get their heads around it, but it could be easier. It could be easier with things like that, where we could provide additional user interfaces and just make it even easier for people to build great solutions for them or adapt solutions that consultants had build initially, but to maintain them by themselves and make adjustments to them if needed. Rob Collie (00:39:19): So [inaudible 00:39:20] has an old joke where he says, when he's doing a presentation or something, he says, "That's a good question. And I define good question as a question I know the answer to, right." And then he says, "But then a great question is a question that is covered by the very next slide." So there's a similar parallel joke to make here, which is that, that idea you just talked about with the ribbons and everything, right? So if I said, it's a smart idea, what I would mean is, again, this is a joke, right? I would mean that that's an idea that I agree with and have kind of already had. But if I say it's a brilliant idea- Imke Feldmann (00:39:55): Okay. Rob Collie (00:39:56): ... Then it's an even better version of an idea that I've already had that has never occurred to me. Your idea is a brilliant idea. Imke Feldmann (00:40:02): Okay. Rob Collie (00:40:06): It goes beyond. So I have been advocating privately behind the scenes with the Power Query team forever telling them that they need about three or four more ribbon tabs. There's just way too many commonly encountered problems for which you can imagine there being a button for, and there's no button. Imke Feldmann (00:40:28): Exactly. Rob Collie (00:40:29): And it's like, I don't understand. I used to be on teams like that, but I don't understand why they haven't gotten to this. Because it seems so low hanging fruit. They've already built the engine, they've built the language, right? The language can already handle this, but you actually had two brilliant ideas in there that had never occurred to me. First of all, I'm used to the idea that the community can't contribute libraries of functions, they can't do that for DAX. Imke Feldmann (00:40:57): Mm-hmm (affirmative). Rob Collie (00:40:58): That's not even like engineering possible for DAX. And the reason for it is, is that the DAX engine is so heavily optimized in so many ways that there'd be no way to plug in some new function that's unpredictable in terms of what it needs to do. All of these things, they're all inherently interrelated and they make changes in the storage and the query engine to make this function work better and vice versa, because it has to take advantage of the index compression scheme and all of that kind of stuff. It's actually not possible, is the wrong word, but it's actually orders of magnitude more difficult, if not impossible to allow DAX to have UDF, user-defined function type of feature. Rob Collie (00:41:42): I don't think Power Query is like that though. Maybe naively, because again, I'm not on the internals team on the Power Query side. But it does seem like a UDF capability is at least much more feasible- Imke Feldmann (00:41:53): Absolutely. Rob Collie (00:41:54): ... For Power Query, which does execute row by row essentially. Other languages have this, right? One of the reasons that R is so popular is not that R is so awesome, is that R has tremendous libraries of commonly solved problems that you can just go grab off the internet or off the shelf and plug into your solution. Imke Feldmann (00:42:14): I have my own library I've created. You can go to my GitHub and you'll see 50, 60 custom M functions. You can package them in a record and [inaudible 00:42:24] them as a library and your M code, or you could even connect live to them and run them with an execute statement. But this is too difficult, although it's just a couple of clicks, but it's too difficult or at least intimidating for the beginners, who really Power Query beginners who start with the products, I think there's so much potential to make their life easier. And that's not through some coding stuff, or I know this function, I know that function, that's really can only come in my eyes through user interface with buttons. Rob Collie (00:42:59): Yeah, I agree. And just as importantly for me, is that I might actually come around and be like, just as much team Power Query as team DAX. Honestly, my frustration is just the M language and just my total lack of desire to learn it. [crosstalk 00:43:16]. It is what it really comes down to. It's not about M, it's not about Power Query, it's about me. Whereas again, I know the need that it fills is massively important. So it's not that I think it's a bad mission, I think it's like the mission in a lot of ways. I was obsessed with it long before I ever crossed paths with business intelligence, I was obsessed with data transformation, end user data transformation. It's just a problem that's about as ubiquitous as it gets. So let's make it happen. We agree, the two of us, that's it, right? It's like we need to go provide a unified front. Imke Feldmann (00:43:52): I think that that's an idea in the idea forum, I might send the link that you can maybe post. Rob Collie (00:43:56): We want that thing up, voted to the moon. I'll even go figure out what my sign in is on the ideas side. Imke Feldmann (00:44:08): Oh, good luck with it. Rob Collie (00:44:09): Which is absolutely impossible. I have no idea which of the 14 counts. And then I'll try to create a new one and it'll go, "Nah, you're not allowed to. We know it's you, but we won't tell you who it is, what your email address is." So I completely agree. So there's so many problems. I always struggle to produce the list. It's like I need to be writing down the list of things that are crucial, but here's an example. Remove duplicates, but control which duplicate you keep. That's a problem that can't be solved in the GUI today. Imke Feldmann (00:44:48): And you need the intimidating type of buffer that you have to write by hand around it, which is just pain. Rob Collie (00:44:56): Remove dups and don't care which one you keep. Okay, fine. That's a great simple button. There should be an advanced section that allows you to specify, oh, but before you keep the dups, sort by this column or sort in the following manner. Imke Feldmann (00:45:10): Exactly. Rob Collie (00:45:10): And then keep the first one of each group. It's easy for us to say outside the team, but apparently that is a, we just make a joke, right? That's apparently a Manhattan project level of software to add that extra button. Anyway, we'll get that. Thomas LaRock (00:45:27): That doesn't make sense to me though. I'm fascinated by all of your conversation and you guys are a hundred miles away from me in a lot of this stuff, but I could listen to it all day. But no, the fact that Excel can't do the remove duplicates, except for like the first of each one of something, that's a simple group by. In my head, I sit there and go that's easily solvable because Excel and DAX does such great stuff that I would never want to do in TSQL, how the hell do we stumble across a thing that's been solved by straight up SQL language that somehow can't get into an Excel? Rob Collie (00:46:01): Well, let's explain the problem very clearly and see if we're on the same page as to what the problem is, but either way it'll be valuable. So let's say you have a whole bunch of orders, a table full of orders. That is a really wide Franken table. It's got things like customer ID, customer address, customer phone number, but also what product they ordered, and how much of it, and how much it cost. Okay, and a date, a date of the order. All right. And you've been given this table because the people that are responsible for this system, they think that what you want is a report and not a data source. And this is incredibly common. Okay. So you need to extract a customer's dimension or lookup table out of this. You need to create a customer's table so that you can build a good star schema model. Okay. And Power Query is right there to help you. Power Query will help you invent a customer's look up table where one wasn't provided, and that's awesome. Rob Collie (00:46:58): Okay. So you say, okay, see customer ID this column. I want to remove duplicates based on that column. Okay, great. But now it's just that the order that the data came in from the report file or the database or whatever that will determine which duplicate is kept. What you really want to do of course is take the most recent customer order of each customer ID because they've probably moved. They may have changed phone numbers, whatever, right? You want their most recent contact information. You don't want their contact information for 15 years ago. And the M language allows you to solve this problem essentially sort by date, and then keep the most recent, but only if you get into the code manually, and as Imke points out, it's not even if you go into the code, the things that you would want to do, if you do a sort, you can add a sort step to the Power Query with the buttons, with the GUI, and then you do the remove duplicates and it ignores the source. Imke Feldmann (00:47:59): Yes. Rob Collie (00:48:02): The GUI almost tries to tell you that it's impossible, but if you know about table dot buffer. Imke Feldmann (00:48:07): So the question is why do we have a sort command in Power Query when it doesn't give the sort order? I mean, that is the question to ask. But that's how it is. Rob Collie (00:48:16): It sorts the results. It sorts the results, it just doesn't sort for the intermediate steps. Imke Feldmann (00:48:20): Why? No, that's quite technical. But would just be great if such a common task could be done with buttons that is reliable at the end. I fully agree. Rob Collie (00:48:35): So Tom, I think this one's really just an example of, again, I truly think that M and Power Query, just like DAX and data modeling, the Power BI data modeling, both of these things belong in the software hall of fame of all time. It is amazing, Power Query, M, is just ridiculously amazing. It's one of the best things ever invented. Remember this is someone who's associated with being a critic of it. Imke Feldmann (00:49:04): Yeah, you're making progress, it's great to see. Rob Collie (00:49:07): And yet I'm telling you that it's one of the top five things ever invented probably. And I think there's a certain tendency when you've done something that amazing to lose track of the last mile. I think it's more of a human thing. Imke Feldmann (00:49:19): Maybe, but I mean, what I see is that they are investing quite a lot in data flows, which makes a lot of sense as well in my eyes. Rob Collie (00:49:27): All that really does though, as far as you and I are concerned, Imke, is it makes it even more important that they solve this problem. Because it's now exposed in two different usage scenarios. Imke Feldmann (00:49:37): Yeah, you're right. Rob Collie (00:49:39): And I want my data flow to be able to control which duplicates are kept too. So that's what I'm saying. There's all these big sort of infrastructural technical challenges that do tend to draw resources. And it's not a neglect thing. Imke Feldmann (00:49:54): No, no. Rob Collie (00:49:54): It isn't like a willful failure or anything like that, I don't want to paint that kind of negative of a picture. Imke Feldmann (00:49:59): No. Rob Collie (00:50:00): It's just that out here in reality, the inability to do, even if we just identified the top 10 things like this, addressing those top 10 things with GUI, with buttons, what have I think in the world, maybe even a bigger impact than the entire data flows project, right? Because you would expand the footprint of human beings that are advocates of this stuff and then you go build data flows. You don't have to think of it as either or, right? They should do both. It's just that I think it's hard to appreciate the impact of those 10 buttons when you're on the software team. It's easier to appreciate the impact of data flows, which is massive. I don't mean to denigrate that. I think it's crazy good. It's just that this other thing is of a similar magnitude in terms of benefit, but it's harder to appreciate when you're on the software team. It's easier to appreciate when you're out here in the trenches, living it every single day. And every time I run into a problem like this, I have to put my hand up and say to my own team, I have to say, " Help." Thomas LaRock (00:51:02): So a casual observation I have is that you wish for there to exist one tool that will handle all of your data janitorial needs. And that tool doesn't necessarily exist because life is dirty, so is your data and you're never going to anticipate everything possible. Now, should that sorting functionality exist in that duplicates, the scenario gave me? Yeah, probably. But there's always going to be something next. And that's why I go to you and I say, the thing that you've described to me is you need your data to be tidy so that it can be consumed and used by a lot of these features that we've talked about today. And in order to get to tidy data, there's no necessarily one tool. Thomas LaRock (00:51:48): You're a big fan of the ETL, Rob. You know that, hey, maybe I need to take the source data and run it through some Python scripts, or some M, or something first before it goes to this next thing. And that's the reality that we really have. What you're wishing for is the one tool, the one button to rule it all. And that's going to take a while before that ever comes around. Rob Collie (00:52:09): The thing is though, is that M is ridiculously complete. Imke Feldmann (00:52:14): Yeah. Rob Collie (00:52:15): You can do anything with it. And it's a language that's optimized for data transformation. So I know you can do anything with C++ too, right? But this is a data crunching, data transformation, specialized language that is really complete. And its UI is woefully under serving the capabilities of the engine. And so I suppose we could imagine and deliberately design a data transformation scenario that maybe M couldn't do it. Imke Feldmann (00:52:45): No. Rob Collie (00:52:46): I think that'd be a very difficult challenge considering how good M is. Imke Feldmann (00:52:49): I think in terms of logic, M can do anything, but in terms of performance, there is some room for improvements. So because there's a streaming semantic running in the background, and as long as the stream runs through all the steps, if you have complex queries, this can really slow things down. And currently there is no button or command in the M language to cut the stream and say, well, stop it here and buffer what you have calculated until here, and then continue from there. So if you have really complex stuff that would benefit from an intermediate buffer, then you can store that in an Azure blob or CSV, or whatever. Specifically if you're working with data flows, you can create some automatic processes that would enable this kind of buffering. Imke Feldmann (00:53:45): And then you will see that the speed of the whole process that can really increase dramatically because in some situations, the speed in M drops exponentially. And these are occasions where a buffer would really helped things, but we don't have it yet in the engine of Power Query. So this was what really be something else that would be fairly beneficial if we wouldn't have to make these work-arounds through things. Rob Collie (00:54:14): Tom, that just occurred to me, I can't believe this is the first time that this thought has crossed my mind. But I think that you might fall into an abyss of love with M. Thomas LaRock (00:54:28): Well, I'm a huge James Bond fan, but... Rob Collie (00:54:30): Oh, no. I think you would really, really just dig it. Thomas LaRock (00:54:38): I don't think I have time to take on a new relationship at this point. I'm still with Python and R, so I mean, I don't know. I'm not going to disagree, I'm just, please don't start a new addiction for me. Rob Collie (00:54:51): Think of the content though, that you could produce over time. The M versus SQL versus Python treatises. Thomas LaRock (00:54:59): Cookbook. Rob Collie (00:55:00): You were made for this mission Tom. Thomas LaRock (00:55:03): Okay. So we'll have to talk later about it. You can sweet talk me. You know I've let you sweet talk me into any [inaudible 00:55:08]. Rob Collie (00:55:08): That's right, that's right. Come on, Tom. Get into M, you know that thing that I have nothing but praise for, that I just love to death, you need to do that. Thomas LaRock (00:55:18): For you. That's what you want to do, is you want to learn it but [inaudible 00:55:21] through me. Rob Collie (00:55:22): Oh, that wouldn't work. I would be, "Oh yeah, well this is still M." Thomas LaRock (00:55:29): You're going to be like, "Tom, where's your latest blog post on M so I can read it and hate upon it even more?" Rob Collie (00:55:37): No, I would not read. Just as the first step. Thomas LaRock (00:55:42): I'm going to read it, but not leave a comment about how much I hate it. Rob Collie (00:55:45): Let's go back to talking about how we did a bunch of big fat Fisher-Price buttons for me to mash my thumbs in the UI. That's what I need. Thomas LaRock (00:55:54): You know what? I'll do that. I'll open up VS code and I'll just build this one big button, it's Rob's button. Rob Collie (00:56:00): Hey, you won't believe this, but I recently installed VS code. Thomas LaRock (00:56:03): I don't believe it, why? Rob Collie (00:56:05): Well, because I needed to edit, not even write, because I'm not capable of it. I needed to edit an interface, add on customization for World of Warcraft. And the only purpose of this World of Warcraft add on interface modification was to allow me to drop snarky comments into a particular channel of the conversation based on the button that I press. I needed a menu of snarky comments to drop at particular points in time. It's hard to type them out all the time, right? So it's just like, now here we go. I dropped one of those. I dropped one of those. Thomas LaRock (00:56:37): We got to get you a real job or something. You got way too much time on your hands. Rob Collie (00:56:42): That was my number one contribution to the World of Warcraft Guild. For a couple of months, there was the snarky rogue chat. Thomas LaRock (00:56:48): You know that is on brand. Rob Collie (00:56:56): It prefixed every comment in the chat with a prefix, you came from rogue chat 9,000. So that people who aren't on the joke were like, "Why is this guy, he's usually very quiet, become so obnoxious. Look at the things he's saying." Anyway. So VS code. And that also involved GitHub. Because my friend who wrote the stub, the shell of this add on for me is a vice president at GitHub. So of course he puts the code in GitHub and points me to it and then points me to VS code, and I'm like, "Oh, you're making me work now? Okay. But you wrote the shell for me, so okay. All right. I'll play ball." So it doesn't sound like you regret your decision to go solo. Imke Feldmann (00:57:40): Absolutely. Rob Collie (00:57:41): You're not looking to go back to corporate life. Imke Feldmann (00:57:43): Absolutely not. Rob Collie (00:57:44): Not missing that. So what can you tell us about the last year or two? What impact, if any, did COVID have on your business? Imke Feldmann (00:57:52): Business has grown especially the last year. So people needed more reports than ever and solutions. So it really, I don't know whether it was COVID effect or just the fact that Power BI is growing and growing. Rob Collie (00:58:07): I'm sure it's both. So the dynamic we saw during 2020. So 2020 would be the, if you're going to have a year that was negatively impacted by COVID, it would have been 2020. And what we saw in 2020 was that we were definitely not acquiring new clients. We weren't making new relationships at nearly the rate we had been people weren't taking risks on meeting a new BI firm. That wasn't something that there was as much appetite for as there had been. However, amongst the clients where we already had a good relationship, we'd already been working with them for a while, their needs for data work expanded as a result of COVID because it did, it created all kinds of new problems and it invalidated so many existing blueprints of tribal knowledge of how we run the business. When reality changes, you need new maps, you need new campuses. Rob Collie (00:59:04): And so on net, we ended up our overall business still grew modestly over the course of 2020, year over year compared to 2019. But then when the new clients started to become viable again, people started looking, we're interested in making new relationships, 2021 has been a very, very strong year of growth, not moderate, really kind of crazy. How do you keep up with increased demand as a one person shop? Imke Feldmann (00:59:35): Saying no. Rob Collie (00:59:36): You have to make your peace with saying no. At one point in my history, I faced sort of the same thing and I decided not to say no, and instead decided to grow the company. That brought an enormous amount of risk and stress- Imke Feldmann (00:59:55): I can imagine. Rob Collie (00:59:55): ... Into my life that I did not anticipate its magnitude. I'm sure I anticipated it, but I didn't anticipate the magnitude of it. I'm very grateful that I'd made that decision though, because where we are today is incredible. That's a rocky transition. So today everything runs like clockwork basically. We have a lot of growth ahead of us that seems almost like it's just going to happen, we're just going to keep growing for a long time. But we had to set the table we had to build our organism as a company into a very different form than what it had been when it was just me. And that molting process it was very painful. I don't pretend that the scaling decision is the right decision, it's very much a personal one. I've certainly lived that. If the version of me that made the decision to scale the company knew everything that was coming, it would have been a much harder decision to make. You kind of have to have a little bit of naive optimism even to make that leap. Imke Feldmann (01:00:57): I can imagine that once you get these things figured out and with the dynamic that the product has, that has a good chance to get it going into a very successful business, I believe. Rob Collie (01:01:10): Well, with your profile and with the growing demand for these sorts of services, the percentage of no that you have to say is just going to keep going up. Imke Feldmann (01:01:20): Yeah. But I made my decision and that's just fine. Rob Collie (01:01:25): I'm very supportive of that decision. I don't have any criticism of it, again, especially knowing what I know now. But if there's going to be come a point where you're going to be saying yes 1% of the time, and the answer to that is ultimately, well, you just raise your rates, which is also very difficult to do. In the end, it's almost like an auction for your services. You need to run yourself like Google. There's a 40 hour block of Imke time coming up for availability. We'll just put it on eBay. Imke Feldmann (01:01:59): I mean, it's just nice to be able to choose with whom you work with. That's just nice. And I earned enough money, so that's fine. So I'm happy with that. Rob Collie (01:02:12): How do you choose who you work with? Is it mostly based on industry? Is it mostly based on job function that you're helping? Or is it more about the specific people? There's all kinds of things that could... Let's say if I came to your website today, I filled out your contact form, what are the things that I could say in that contact for a message that would lead you to say no, versus leads you to say maybe? Imke Feldmann (01:02:37): What I really like to do is to work with finance directors. So basically not people exactly like me, but I like to see that the managers approached me and they have an interest in the product itself and also therefore an interest to push it into their departments. So this is for me, a very, very good starting point because it's an area I'm familiar with. I know that there's enough critical support to get the decisions that have to be made and maybe also push IT to help with certain things. This is really one of my favorite set ups, I would say. Rob Collie (01:03:19): Yeah, we do a lot of work with finance departments as well. How long does sort of your average relationship run with a client? How long do you end up working with the same organization on average? Imke Feldmann (01:03:31): That's hard to say, that's really completely different. It can be the initial five days kickoff where we set up a PNL statement connect all the finance data and they go along with that. And basically, never hear again, or just occasionally hear again, "Can you help me with this problem or that problem?" And it could also be going on for years, basically with breaks in between of course, but some customers, they come every now and then when they want to expand things. Now I have a customer that I'm working on some hours or even days ever week since over a year by now. Rob Collie (01:04:15): That sounds similar to my experience as a freelancer, when it was just me, less similar to our business today, a little bit less. I mean, I think it's still more similar than not. It's just that the dial has moved a little bit. Imke Feldmann (01:04:32): So how long are your engagements then, usually? Rob Collie (01:04:35): Most of our engagements are, if we start out doing kind of that kickoff you're talking about, we started like a project with people, that tends to not be the end. We don't typically have people just immediately vanish after that because that's usually the point at which, I mean, they've got something working already, very often after the first week or so of working with a client, they've usually got some really amazing things built already at that point. But at the same time, that's really just at the beginning of the appetite. Usually there are things that are
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Today's guest is a Finnish Professional Wrestling Pioneer living in Edinburgh. She is a plus sized model, intersectional feminist, and sister witch. Ladies and gentleman, my girl, Regina Rosendahl. IG: @tooregina Twitter: @tooregina T-shirts: www.prowrestlingtees.com/taylorwilde Twitter & IG: @realtaylorwilde Tiktok: @thetaylorwilde YouTube: “WILDE ON” https://youtube.com/channel/UCHWVrVFFUxC_5skpP4UN7vQ Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/ogtaylorwilde Additional Music “Let's Get Wilde” by Samantha Smith/Written by Andrew Moore & Rochelle Douris; ©2021 Wilde On “Happy House” by Siouxie And The Banshees/Written by Siouxsie Sioux & Steven Severin; ©1980 BMG Rights Management, Domino Publishing Company. “Right Here In My Arms” by Him/Written by Jussi Mikko Salminen & Ville Hermanni Valo; ©1999 Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. “Chemistry” by Jennifer Touch/Written by Jenny Ulrike Ochlich; ©2019 Budde Music Publishing GMBH. “Fate” by Boy Harsher/Written by Maurizio Baggio, Augustus Muller and Jessica Matthews; ©2018 Boy Harsher. “Satan's A Woman” by Twin Temple/Written by Alexandra Mariel Lee & Zachary James Rogenmoser; ©2020 Songtrust Ave.
Dr. Oakley and Holly are joined by Dr. Jackie Sweeney, MD, Radiology Associates of Northern Kentucky, who shares useful information about breast cancer screening services, the importance of getting a yearly mammogram, what to be on the lookout for regarding changes in your breasts, new technology that's available and much more. Thank you for listening. Please send in your comments, questions and suggestions for future topics at TheLadyBod@stelizabeth.com. The Lady Bod Podcast is presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Physicians.
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Jeff Platt and Chad Holloway come to you from the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP)! They talk about Phil Hellmuth making yet another run at bracelet No. 16 but once again coming up short, which may have inspired his most recent “Poker Brat” blow-up, as well as Anthony Zinno's big win in Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship for $182,872 and his third gold bracelet. They also chat about early champs bolstered by behind-the-scenes interviews w/ bracelet winners like Zinno and Bradley Jansen. Plus, they touch base on the Golden Nugget's Grand Poker Series, including John Gardner's $100K victory in the $600 Championship Event. Finally, Chad chats with Justin Hammer of Prime Social in Houston, Texas, who will be hosting the Prime Poker Open from October 29-November 14. That series will culminate in a $1,700 buy-in, $1.5 million GTD Main Event. Get more details at PRIMESOCIALTX.com. Big thanks to the special sponsor this week in Elite Chip Care. Time Stamps*Time|Topic* 00:24 | Welcome to the show 01:05 | Phil Hellmuth makes another run at bracelet No. 16 02:00 | Poker Brat goes off – was he out of line? 03:44 | Anthony Zinno wins $10K Stud Championship for 3rd bracelet 05:13 | Sponsor: partypoker 06:08 | Winner interview w/ Anthony Zinno 12:45 | “Angry” John Monnette lays claim to 4th bracelet 14:05 | Bradley Jansen wins Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed NLH 14:44 | Winner interview w/ Bradley Jansen 19:00 | Vladimir Peck wins Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball 20:00 | DJ Alexander captures 1st bracelet in Event #20: GGPoker Flip & Go 22:40 | Sponsor: Elite Chip Care 23:15 | A man plays WSOP Ladies Event for charity – right or wrong? 28:04 | John Gardner wins 2021 Grand Poker Series $600 Main Event for $100K 29:33 | Winner interview w/ John Gardner 31:10 | Previewing the upcoming Prime Poker Open in Houston, Texas 32:30 | Interview w/ Prime Social's Justin Hammer Remember, during the 2021 WSOP, which runs Thursday, September 30 through Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, we'll be bringing you three episodes of the PokerNews Podcast each week! New episodes are slated to be released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday bringing you all the latest from the 2021 WSOP along with interviews straight from the tournament floor!
EPISODE OVERVIEW: In this Remarkable episode, today's guest explains how despite the changes and/or obstacles that come our way, we are always the one in control. It's time to move forward and move ahead now, not later. "Out with the OLD, and In with the BOLD!" This massive mindset and life change begins with overcoming the fear and procrastination in our lives that prevents us from taking those first steps towards better careers, relationships, and better "you's"!From learning that Life is short and we get what we settle for, to understanding how we can start Overcoming the fears that prevent us from moving on to greater things, to Putting our fears in the "friend zone." Gentlemen and Ladies, all this and more in this hour of power. Welcome to the Jennifer Maurer story! GUEST BIO: Jennifer is an established Certified Life Coach and author of "5 Steps to Freedom From Fear," a simple guide to removing the obstacles that prevent us from realizing our fullest potential by putting fear in the "friend zone." As a divorced mother of two, Jennifer has experienced the challenges of having to reinvent herself after significant life changes and pave the way to a better future. She now helps others to realize that when life throws you a curve-ball, it's time to take your best swing. It's a time for growth and reinvention. Her mantra: "You get what you settle for," a belief which she utilizes as the foundation for her teachings and credits for her success. FEATURED QUOTE(S): "Don't show people your super powers. Show them theirs." - Jennifer Maurer EPISODE PROUDLY SPONSORED BY: Rob Jackson, Christian Counseling & One-on-One Life Coaching | The Iceberg Model of Christian Spiritual Formation | Phone: 719.440.4893Samaritan Ministries is a Biblical solution to health care. It is not insurance. We deliver authentic, compassionate, and personal service in the name of Christ to enable and inspire members to provide for one another's medical needs through prayer, encouragement, and financial support. | Website: https://samaritanministries.org/ | Phone: (877) 764-2426 SHOW NOTES: SPECIAL OFFERS, LINKS, GUEST CONTACT INFO, & OTHER RESOURCES MENTIONED:Contact Info:Website: https://www.jennifermaurer.netFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/JenniferMaurerFreedomCourseLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifermaurer8/ Special Offer(s):Check out Jenn's latest book at https://jennifermaurer.samcart.com/products/5-steps-to-freedom-from-fear HOW TO SUPPORT THE REMARKABLE PEOPLE PODCAST:Subscribe, Rate, & Review us on YouTube, Apple, Spotify, and all of your favorite Podcast Player(s)Share the podcast with your family, friends, co-workers, church, and on your social media pages THANKS FOR LISTENING TO THE REMARKABLE PEOPLE PODCAST!
What are men made for? What are women made for? How does the mission of a man and woman work together? In this episode we are joined by Michael Foster to discuss these kind of stupid questions because we live in a time where it is necessary. The post What's So Good About Being a Man? (With Guest Michael Foster) appeared first on Sheologians.
On the eve of his 17-year milestone of sober living, Michael Chernow, the celebrated serial entrepreneur, restaurateur, fitness expert, and celebrity chef—who has spent more than a decade launching legacy dining destinations such as The Meatball Shop and Seamore's—is taking a rest from restaurants to make healthy breakfasting habitual in his newest venture - Kreatures of Habit. Kreatures of Habit is a brashly branded functional food brand based on a positive daily habit, which Michael exclaims with an expletive, “helps people live their best fuckin' lives.” Kreatures of Habit is a love letter to Chernow's own mindful morning breakfast and triumphs over addiction. The PrOATagonist, the brand's heroic inaugural product, combines plant-based protein (30g), gluten-free oats, and essential vitamins + minerals for an equally craveable and convenient breakfast. Prepped in less than 3 minutes, wellness-minded breakfasters have the option of enjoying The PrOATagonist in taste-bud tantalizing flavors such as Chocolate, Blueberry Banana, and Vanilla. A fellow podcast host at the helm of Born or Made, Michael Chernow, who has founded hospitality ventures The Meatball Shop and Seamore's, appeared on Food Network's Beat Bobby Flay, Kitchen Casino, and Chopped, co-authored cookbooks, and landed magazine spreads for his Olympian-like physique, possesses a resume with marathon-like momentum. A poster child for how to live a life well-lived and reach business mogul status, Chernow adopted positive habits that allowed him to replace alcohol with nutrition and fitness and propel his ascent in the New York restaurant scene. In this next act, he takes on breakfast. Please let me know if you are interested in recording with Michael and learning more about Kreatures of Habit. Would love to connect the two of you! I've included a few more details below for reference. Thank you, Jordan Within a podcast interview, Michael can speak to the following aspects of his entrepreneurial and personal journey to excellence: The Sobering Truth - Explore how Michael's recovery from addiction and how positive daily habits and small decisions made on a consistent basis from the beginning of the crux to his success in business and life. The Renaissance Restaurateur - In addition to his past culinary endeavors and upcoming Kreatures of Habit launch, Chernow hosts his own podcast, Born or Made, is an ambassador for Ten Thousand, Muy Thai boxer, a pro status men's physique bodybuilder as well as advisor at Two Hands and Find my Formula, an investor in Greenpoint Fish and Lobster, and husband and father of two young sons. My Morning Machinations - Wake up to Michael's morning routine, which starts at 5:30am and includes technical training for marathons, bodybuilding, and boxing competition, mindfulness practices, and a self-created protein-backed oatmeal recipe, which laid the foundation of Kreatures of Habits' The PrOATagonist. Pandemic Pivot - Hear firsthand how Michael conceptualized Kreatures of Habit after a decade in the restaurant world and why he believes the time is now for direct-to-your-doorstep functional food staples. Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "The business of business is relationships and the foundation of relationships is trust." In today's workshop with David Scott Peters we will discuss: Partners Business plans Entrepreneurship Meatballs Surround yourself with people who can help you QSR vs. full service Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. At Popmenu, we know that in today's world, a great hospitality experience usually begins online. Keeping the conversation with guests going beyond the meal also requires simple, powerful, fun technology capable of expression through all kinds of channels. Our team takes pride in helping restaurants put their best foot forward digitally so they can focus on what they do best. We think PDF menus are super boring, we believe 3rd party platforms have had too much say in how consumers find their next dining experience and we deeply feel that sharing your beautiful menu doesn't have to be so difficult, time-consuming and expensive. As a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable, you'll receive $100 off your first month of Popmenu! Meez One platform to organize, cost, scale, and share your recipes. With a built in database of thousands of ingredient yields and unit conversions for laser accurate costs. Train your teams with step by step video and image slideshows that live right alongside the recipe. Build ops guides and SOPs, create and upload content in seconds. Never let anyone make the wrong outdated recipe again, all the while keeping your IP safe and secure. Knowledge bombs Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Waking up at 5 AM What is your biggest weakness? Taking things personally What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? Learning a new industry What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Looking for positive people What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz Outwitting The Devil by Napoleon Hill GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Take time to celebrate the wins Name one service you've hired. Bookkeeping What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations? Avero If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? Look people in the eyes and shake hands with a firm handshake Ladies first Remember people's names Contact info: Kreatures Of Habit website Kreatures Of Habit social handles: @kreaturesofhabit Seamore's social handles: @seamores Meatball Shop social handles: @meatballers Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you'd like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Michael Chernow for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time! Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!