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Desert Island Dishes
Tom Gozney: Designer, Entrepreneur and Founder of Gozney Wood Fired Ovens

Desert Island Dishes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 57:35


Surprise! We are back with another BONUS episode for you!My guest today is Tom Gozney.Tom is an entrepreneur and designer, he is the founder of Gozney. Gozney for those who don't know, make incredible outdoor ovens and the business really is taking the world by storm.Tom started out designing a brick pizza oven for his back garden in 2008, and by 2014 was supplying professional ovens to some of the UK's leading restaurants including Chewton Glen, River Cottage and pizza chain Franco Manca. But his domestic ovens have also collected a loyal following of very famous fans including Tom Aikens, Paul Hollywood, the founder of Instagram, Mike Krieger, and Richard Branson – who flew Tom out to his personal island: Necker Island to build one. Tom had in his own words, a “colourful youth” and might not necessarily be the stereotypical entrepreneur. He moved from school to school after being expelled and was constantly told he would amount to nothing. After battling with alcohol and drug addiction, he used his passion for food to turn his life around and proved all his teachers wrong. Despite not really being one for material possessions, by the age of 29 he was able to fulfil one of his dreams and to buy himself his dream car - a Lamborghini. Not too shabby for someone teachers told just a few years earlier was on a road to nowhere.--Thank you to Gozney for sponsoring today's episode. You can buy the Gozney Roccbox from Amazon and also from their website www.gozney.com where you will find lots more information. The Roccbox is £399 for the gas only option or £499 for dual-fuel. Happy Christmas shopping!--Thank you for listening! We will be back soon with another season I promise.If you don't already and you would like to, then do come and follow me on Instagram @desertislanddishesYou can sign up for the newsletter and find a whole host of different recipes at www.desertislanddishes.co See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

ISD
RIP Young Dolph

ISD

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 105:45


This week on ISD, we start off by showing our respect the late great Young Dolph! Dolph was a extremely successful rap artist who is know for his journey on the independent path. Having turned down numerous record deals, including one that offered $22 million, Dolph achieved extreme success in his career by not only dropping quality music on a consistent basis, but by being and kind and generous person. Dolph was known to show more love for his fans than the average rapper. Earlier this year, Dolph gave away a $400,000, custom Lamborghini to a lucky fan. When the fan turned around and sold it, Dolph showed all the support in the world by commenting “GET PAID”. Beyond just the flashy items, Dolph is know for his charitable work. Dolph hosted a annual Turkey drive for his home city of Memphis and also ran a campaign with his wife to increase survival rate for black men with his wife, Mia Jaye. Below is the website for that: Our Story – Shop Momeo After that, we go into music by Isiah Rasah, GREO, Freddie Gibbs, KAYTRANADA, Southpaw Swade And Adele. To wrap it up, we then talked about Travis Scott being sued for 2 Billion dollars, Kyle Rittenhouse verdict and much more! In School Detention is a weekly podcast hosted by Devonn Overstreet and Pierce Anderson. We believe in the 3 E's. Educate, Entertain, and Empower. Come sit down with us and listen to our views of life through the eyes of 20 somethings trying to figure out life as we go. Thank you! Devonn: Facebook- Devonn Overstreet Twitter- @Dstreetz815 IG-devonnalan Pierce: Facebook- Pierce Anderson Twitter- JUSTDIDIT2345 IG-pb00gs

Brand Risk Podcast
How Surfnboy Pulls a BILLION Views a Month on YouTube Shorts | #108

Brand Risk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 75:36


Surfnboy is a mobile gamer who has found MASSIVE success in the YouTube Shorts space. Despite what many think, short form content isn't just mindlessly recording a 15 second reaction, but rather hours on hours of research to pinpoint a viral upload; Today, he tells us how he does it.Brand Risk Clips Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpesjs3qHT8IHdg3_rKPy2gBrand Risk Vlogs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT740TGslTDW3-C0teYTbdwPodcast Socials:https://twitter.com/BrandRiskGGhttps://www.instagram.com/brandriskgg/https://www.tiktok.com/@brandriskFind Surfnboy at his socials:https://twitter.com/Surfnboyhttps://www.twitch.tv/surfnboy/https://www.tiktok.com/@surfnboyyhttps://www.instagram.com/surfnboy/❤️WE'RE ON SPOTIFY & APPLE PODCASTS❤️https://open.spotify.com/show/04vtsIZrVvG9EyOvFGCYeZ?si=sIkErUTfRGqMV5AbMqF_1ghttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/brand-risk-podcast/id1548242427Podcast Hosts:Arab - https://twitter.com/YourFellowArabEdwin - https://twitter.com/EdwiinPODCAST MOMENTS0:00 - Intro2:07 - YouTube Shorts6:49 - Channel Dying9:36 - YouTube Shorts Strategies16:39 - Shorts Monetization19:06 - Views Conversion to Subs29:49 - Being a Mobile Gamer31:47 - Instagrams Getting Banned39:06 - Instagram Reels42:14 - Coming from a High Middle-Class Family49:12 - Dropping Out of College54:21 - Affording Super Cars1:00:06 - Snapchat Spotlight1:04:20 - Buying Software Subscriptions1:09:25 - Future Plans

Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Chapter 11 Grover Gets A Lamborghini

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 15:02


This is the 11th chapter of the 3rd book! If my pronunciations aren't how you would expect them I am sorry, but that is how I pronounce them. ENJOY! I'm so sorry this one took so long to come out!!

Beyond 8 Figures
The Life-Changing Impact Of Mission-Driven Companies with Nick Desai, HeyRenee

Beyond 8 Figures

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 46:03


What are mission-driven companies and why should you create one? Nick Desai, of HeyRenee, sits down with A.J. to discuss how ideas are just a fraction of what goes into products and platforms. And what really impacts people's lives long term. Listen as Nick, the former CEO of Heal, shares insight into his new venture, HeyRenee, a one-stop healthcare concierge. About our Guest: Nick Desai is a successful serial entrepreneur with the mind of visionary and mission-driven ideas that change the world. He is well-known for his role as the Founder/CEO of Heal. Today, he's creating a new venture with his best friend and wife, Dr. Renee Dua, called HeyRenee, the patient-centric healthcare concierge that will allow people to manage their health through one platform. On today's episode:  Meet Nick Desai, Founder, and CEO of HeyRenee – 01:11 Where does Nick see himself on his entrepreneurial journey today? – 03:01 How he views the opportunity to create something out of nothing  – 04:01 How reevaluating your measure of success from a money-only measurement helps you grow (and how Nick measures his success now) – 05:00 The realization that changed his entrepreneurial journey – 07:00 How Heal transformed the future of primary care  – 07:35 Why your incredible idea is one fraction of resolving customer pain points and where your focus should be – 08:43 Why “best” isn't always best when it comes to finding the right fit for your entrepreneurial team – 13:54 Why everyone needs a Renee, and how his team came up with the name HeyRenee – 17:06 Three things that have helped Nick take the most difficult steps in his entrepreneurial journey – 20:13  Lessons from the trenches in the life of a successful repeat entrepreneur – 24:40  How HeyRenee is pulling together the pieces of the healthcare puzzle for the most connected generation in history – 28:41 The two ways Nick defines his success as an entrepreneur (it's not about Lamborghinis and mansions) and his definition of using his money for good – 37:31 Nick's advice to any aspiring entrepreneur out there (and how every no brings you closer to yes) – 41:35.  Key Takeaways: Don't let action get in the way of efficiency. Unfortunately, entrepreneurs often operate out of a jack-of-all-trades mindset. But learning what you are truly good at opens the door to more successful ventures.  Entrepreneurship is full of the high highs of “I'm changing the world'', and the lows of “we just crashed and burned,” sometimes all in the same day. Bad times are a part of the journey—don't let them keep you from taking the next step. Success is all about execution. Ideas are common, but the magic happens when you create an actual, life-changing product, platform, or service. Without execution, ideas are worth nothing. To make the world a better place, you have to get specific about what that means to you. Everyone has a “cause” that is near and dear to their heart. Determining what yours is will help you to create more impact.  Listening to your “true partners” is even more important than assembling your team. Advice, guidance, and insight from those who know you best can help you make better business decisions. This is why it is crucial to surround yourself with people who inspire and motivate you.  How do through tough times as an entrepreneur?[25:55] – “If you assume there's not going to be bad news, you shouldn't be an entrepreneur. The bad days are the important days.”What is the most important thing you've learned from failure? Share with us how you grew against all adversities and follow Beyond 8 Figures on social media – we share a ton of helpful content there!Connect with Nick Desai: Website:  HeyRenee LinkedIn: @NickDesai Follow Beyond 8 Figures: Website:  Beyond8Figures.com Twitter:  @beyond8figures  Facebook: Beyond 8 Figures Instagram:@b8fpodcast Email: team@b8fpodcast.com Connect with Insights Lab:  Website: https://insightslab.ai/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheInsightsLab/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/insightslab.ai/ Email: weare@insightslab.ai   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/insightslab-ai/ 

Grace City Church
Jesus, Wealth, and How to Get to Heaven | Season 5 | Episode 24

Grace City Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021


In this story, Jesus gets asked the most important question in the world by a rich young influencer. Picture a social media tech CEO driving a Lamborghini asking Jesus how to get to Heaven. Jesus' answer is, as always, stunning. Download

KEB: Unfiltered
Counting Lamborghini's

KEB: Unfiltered

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 95:56


The Guys talk about speaker phones, legends, & comedians, with the Top 5 and, as always, 5 questions.

The Smoking Tire
Rob Dahm!

The Smoking Tire

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 83:04


It's Rob Dahm! He has a really interesting story, a thirst for knowledge, built some CRAZY cars, and raced Ken Block's Hoonicorn. We talk about everything: his cars, his Lamborghini, how he started, why he keeps building things, the Indy car he bought, which platform needs 900HP, the challenges he's faced, and what's next. Check out Rob's cars and builds! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChg9P8du8Ykqy6MbMK5jpzQ https://www.instagram.com/robdahm/?hl=en Find Valvoline now at your local auto parts store. For our listeners, Vuori are offering 20% off your first purchase. Get yourself some of the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet at https://www.vuori.com/TIRE Just head on over to https://www.Stance.com and pick out some styles you think they might like. Head to https://www.Policygenius.com/SMOKINGTIRE to get started right now.  Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast #cars #comedy #podcast Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman Click here for the most honest car reviews out there: https://www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire Want shorter podcasts? Subscribe to our new CLIPS channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4WGV-W5zD1MK4yHbNGwmw

Inside The Ropes
Karrie Webb on Visionary of the Year and her latest honour

Inside The Ropes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 41:24


This week Tiffany Cherry and Mark Allen are joined by Australia's greatest major champion Karrie Webb.Webb discusses finals week of Visionary of the Year, which celebrates the amazing initiatives undertaken within the golf community that show great leadership towards gender equality while inspiring, educating, and empowering others to follow.She also talks about the new Australian WPGA Championship where players will compete for the Cup named in her honour and much more.Plus all the latest news from the golf world - including Min Woo Lee's impressive form, Hannah Green's $1 million pay day and Su Oh winning a Lamborghini for two years - with Martin Blake and this week's edition of Marko's Masterclass.

Dave & Chuck the Freak Podcast
Monday, November 15th 2021 Dave & Chuck the Freak Podcast

Dave & Chuck the Freak Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 200:51


Dave and Chuck the Freak talk about a listener that had a knife pulled on him while using a urinal, the conservatorship for Britney Spears has ended, a female band leader gave a fan a golden shower at Florida music fest, a guy unintentionally almost set a carjacking record, a swinger that revealed she lets her husband be with her mom & sister, cyber flashing has taken off during the pandemic, a gas station accidentally selling tainted gas, newlyweds hospitalized on wedding night after drag racing a friends Lamborghini, storms in Egypt causing swarms of scorpion attacks, drug smugglers trying to sneak cocaine into the country in onion ring cases, owners that feel bad about lying to their pets, percentage of adults that admit to using marijuana is at an all-time high, and more!

The Shotgun Start
The Lambo Open, The Anchor Cup, and the Oil Man

The Shotgun Start

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 37:58


Andy and Brendan are back from the weekend in one piece -- barely, as one host did fall off the back of a moving truck. They begin by talking Houston Open, which goes off into a discussion on how Memorial Park punched back a bit on this field of elite tour pros over the weekend. Jason Kokrak's winning ways are praised, but there are also questions about whether Golf Saudi might soon get the UPS brown-out treatment as a sponsor. There is also a report from the ground on Brooks himself being briefed on the infamous “Spartan Butters Wedding Theory.” On the LPGA, they begin first with the Lexi Problem after another ghastly putting finish. Lamborghini insurance is also a meaty subject of discussion in the LPGA recap. On the Champions Tour, they hit on the general confusion over who won the Chuck Cup and who won the Chuck Championship and the seniors really throwing their weight around when it came to priority TV coverage.

Spiritual Dope
Align and Rise: The Cosmic Duo

Spiritual Dope

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 52:27


Catch up with Devon and Tamara of the Align and Rise Podcast: They are here to empower spiritual beings to tap into their fullest potential. They share memories & experiences to inspire and uplift you. Remember you are authentic, unique and there is only ONE YOU! They are two women who love to chat about all the in-depth experiences, opportunities, and growth that we have navigated our way through. They love life, and they love growing and they love hearing about other people‘s perspectives. Their conversations steam from their personal experiences, memories, and knowledge that they have gathered along the way. They are striving every day to be better than they were yesterday! Connect with Align & Rise on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/align_and_rise/ Unknown Speaker 0:00 Your journey has been an interesting one up to hear you've questioned so much more than those around you. You've even questioned yourself as to how you could have grown into these thoughts. Am I crazy? When did I begin to think differently? Why do people in general appear so limited as Bob process? Rest assured, you are not alone, the world is slowly waking up to what you already know inside yet can't quite verbalize. Welcome to the spiritual dough podcast, the show that answers the questions you never even knew to ask. But he's the answers to questions about you this world, the people in it? And most importantly, how do I proceed? Now moving forward? We don't have all the answers, but we sure do love living in the question. Time for another head of spiritual dub with your host, Brandon Handley. Let's get right into today's episode. Brandon Handley 0:40 One, hey, there's spiritual dope. I'm on here today with Devin and tomarrow of the Align and rise podcast. And they're here to empower spiritual beings to tap into their fullest potential. They share memories and experiences to inspire and uplift you. Remember you are authentic, unique, and there's only one you they are two women who love to chat about all the in depth experiences, opportunities and growth that you they have navigated throughout their way. They love life growing and they love to hear other people's perspective. They love to hear other people. So demonstra thanks for having being here Unknown Speaker 1:21 today. Thanks for having us. Unknown Speaker 1:24 We're super excited. Thank you. This is our very first interview. On another podcast. We're usually the ones doing the interviewing. So this is really exciting. Brandon Handley 1:34 Well, yeah, right. Yeah. Well, you had me on and that was part of the conversation. And I think that there was the jet. I said, Hey, how can I support you guys? Right? And you were like, Go big or go home? It wasn't exactly like that. I was like, You know what? Okay, probably was it says, you know, what, if we what if we were on your podcast? Like hell yeah. Right. So it's kind of a no brainer. So thanks for thanks for being on. This is actually my first one where I've interviewed two people simultaneously as a unit got alive and rise here. So I'd be interested to hear your response here. One of the ways that I look at this whole thing that we're doing right, we're sending an amplified communication out to the universe, as it were, and we ourselves are all vessels of creative source energy, whatever, right? We express that throughout whatever we're doing. And sometimes the answers and come conversation that we have, is going to be heard by somebody on the other end, it's just like, wow, I really needed that today, right? And my question to the both of you is, what is that message that's coming through you today that you need to share with the universe? Unknown Speaker 2:59 When we're both looking at each, usually, Unknown Speaker 3:03 let's talk first Unknown Speaker 3:08 just throws me in the spotlight. I think honestly, for us, like, we've had so many incredible opportunities come up on this journey of growth. And we could have thrown the towel in 100 times. But recognizing that we are here for something bigger, and we were created with a purpose, we've understood, throwing in the towel is not an option. We've learned that we are here to serve others. And we were given the opportunity to start podcasting and being able to serve others through that. And I think the biggest message is honestly just to hear what's on your heart, and understand that that is placed there specifically for you, as an individual, nobody else gets that dream that you have on your heart. And just to chase it, and to go after it with as much love and tenacity and enthusiasm as possible. And it's gonna feel hard and it's gonna feel tough, but you just have to keep going. Unknown Speaker 4:12 Mm hmm. Well, and sometimes like, I think that in that space as well, when you're going through stuff, it's sometimes it feels like the same stuff, kind of repeat it's like, term that I heard was rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat. And those are like lessons in life that we get to go through in order to get to the next place where you get to do something different another rinse and repeat until you learn from that and, and what I feel is that it's really nice to be able to, excuse me, get a cough in my throat is to have that with someone else where that person can Be there for you recognize things and very lovingly bring that to you. I just got like that frog in my throat like the worst time was like a tickle. I don't know why Brandon Handley 5:16 there's never a good time for a frog in the throat must be, let's be clear there so Unknown Speaker 5:20 well it's like literally it's like feels like it's going into my left eye right now. Anyways, that's a Crazy Frog. Ah, yes, anyways, so that's the other view here. Brandon Handley 5:30 Yeah, we're gonna be here to help you recover. That's gonna be the first thing we're here for. So I enjoy, you know, the idea that we're here for a bigger purpose, we can satisfy a number of our own personal needs, and even our family's needs. And still, it seems kind of like, we're not giving all that we've got right, we're not feeling as though we're contributing, I think that what you're talking about is the idea of contributing to the greater good and the whole. And, and in a way that you're doing doing it. That's being led by the heart. It's kind of what I'm getting from the both you and then the idea to that. Being able to do it with each other, the way that you two are and having that kind of support mechanism. And I think it was Devin, you were talking about, you know, being able to, you know, basically call somebody out on their bullshit but lovingly, or vice versa. Right, be like, Hey, how do we how do I, you know, I see that you're, you know, sometimes somebody doesn't respond to like, I see that you're struggling? How can I help? And sometimes it's got to be done in another way. But still from a place from the heart. And it sounds like that's what the two of you have found with each other. And you're working. You're scaling that by doing your podcast? Is that fair? Yeah. I love that. Like it's called heartland. Unknown Speaker 7:09 Yeah, absolutely. And we have realized, we tried one podcast having like, kind of a guideline and a script, I feel like it was a little bit of a disaster. And we have realized that intuitive, that that's us, we we just follow our heart and we listen to our gut. That's what we speak from. We don't have a script, we don't have questions. Even the interviews that we've done, have all just been intuitive and heartless, and that feels so good. And I think that's really helped our relationship where we've come together to have that peace to lean on one another, and to call each other out on those things. And it's honestly, like, I can't hide anything from Devin to try. It's like, okay, like, you're not doing this, tell me what's going on. It's like the floodgates open. And then we just have this like, yes, that's how I'm feeling. I couldn't put it into words, and you felt it and you figured it out. And just having this place of zero judgment of complete, just love. Just knowing that it doesn't matter what we're going through, we're always gonna get through it together. And it's been really cool to have this platform podcasting together, because we get to share those experiences with other people and serve them while we grow at the same time and then share that story of growth. And it's just really been the coolest experience. Brandon Handley 8:42 Sounds like yeah, I would call it like, acceptance and action. Right, and you to have found, you know, a friendship, a partnership, where it's, you know, you accept each other for who you are and what you're going through, and, and you're helping each other forward in a supportive manner towards towards your dreams, right, the two of you put this podcast together, you were talking, we were talking a little bit before we got going here. You know, how there's been some stumbling blocks in what it is that you're doing, which I want to get to. But what I wanted to really hit on first is like, right, you know, for me, this is my third podcast, right? My first one was on fatherhood, which was cool, no one diver. Second one was on, you know, prosperity, law of attraction type stuff, also great. But then I was like, fuck it, like I'm really just kind of hiding behind this curtain of, you know, like this, you know, Wizard of Oz style, where like, I'm not really talking about what's on my heart, which is spirituality and leaning into that. And since I've done that, it's been awesome. Right? So my question is, you know, what made you to decide spirituality was was was your, your kind of lean in and go forward thing and let's talk about how you found yourselves there. Unknown Speaker 9:58 That's going to be different quite like that's very, that's looks so different. I would like to I would like to leave this one tomorrow because I think this actually has to be love for you too. I think this actually like my, my spirituality and how I have found so much love and acceptance from Tamara. So like, to kind of give you the backstory, Tamara and I went to youth group together for years. And in high school. Here, as I say, like two I was only in Creston for two years when and started going to church and Tamara joined and she's younger than like a monk. Yeah, she's younger than me. And we were going and so we were like, very much like we got called, like Holy Rollers and stuff. We were part of the Pentecostal church, we were called a lot of things that we found like community, which was great. And then I got married really young at 21 had four kids ended up separating from my x, and I've been separated now for six years. Last God just completely dropped God in every way, don't talk to me about him, I'm never setting foot in another church, I felt very hurt, very betrayed from just like everything that went on in the relationship that I liked. And in that time, Tamara started reaching out to me through Beachbody. And we kind of started talking and then I joined eventually under her and so we started having more of a relationship and, and bringing up our friendship from the past. And what I had found was as I was journeying through like both of us, I would say, really, our spiritual journey both started is about six years ago, for both of us where there was like this. Right, like, like a hard line, like you were talking about line. And that's like your thing lately, tomorrow's like line in the sand. This was like a hard interval is very different places, but a hard line. And we started kind of growing, and probably two years without each other of just growth. And then we really started stepping into each other's life. What I had found was going from the state of like, I was very devout to church and everything for a long time, and then completely losing myself to all of it. Like I went down to the very bottom of the bottom with that, like, I felt very lost, I felt alone, didn't know what I was doing, knew that I wanted to I needed needed spirituality on some level. And I just didn't know what that was gonna look like, because I had lost all of my faith. And through all of everything that I have been through, Tamara has been there and held my hand, watched me cry, loved me, never judged me. She was going to church, he was going, she never judged me. There was not a single time that and maybe she maybe she did, but she let it go, right? If she did have any judgments, but she was there, she loved me. And that created open space. And gave me grace gave me forgiveness, to realize that tomorrow was like the example of what a person going to church should look like. And it led me Not that I'm going back to church, not that I'm stuck. Like, I'm not doing that, um, I found my own spirituality in just believing that God is or the universe or the source energy, whatever you want to call it is around us all the time. But it allowed me to get some forgiveness for myself, and for the people around me because of the scars that were there when I left my relationship. So for me, spirituality is more than just finding within yourself. It's like also the other people that are around you, they get to support you and love you and love like, Jesus love, right? Like, that's, that's what tomorrow. I mean, this is just tomorrow, right? This is one person I've had other people in my life who are very spiritual in different ways, and we're, we're just all connected. And that spirituality to me is like, there is spirituality doesn't see any hard lines of like your, you know, your Jehovah's Witness your Mormon, your Pentecostal your Catholic it, it should never see that it should just be like we are one we are connected. And we need to love each other period. Brandon Handley 14:39 Like it, you know, really sounds sounds like the six year journey for you. And kind of, you know, this just loss of spirituality. Which I kind of I do want to dig into that a little bit. I love how you guys correct me if I'm wrong, but Beachbody MLM yes or no Yeah, I love how you guys reconnected through like an MLM. Right? Like you always hear horror stories, but this sounds like a good one. And you know, so it was Unknown Speaker 15:09 really funny because I sent the worst messages back then. Brandon Handley 15:13 No doubt, no doubt, right? I mean, I think absolutely, that's right. That's part of the path. And trust me, again, I know, right? You're just like, you know, hey, this is what you're supposed to say. I'm sure I'll say this. Everybody's by my shit. You'd be a great salesperson anyways. You'd be great at this. So let's hear a little bit on your side. And then we can kind of unpack some of this stuff. Unknown Speaker 15:40 Yeah, absolutely. So as Devin was saying, we both grew up in the Pentecostal church, like I went to, I think it was called, like the school or something. It was like church before kindergarten, preschool, basically, but in a church. So like, my grandma grew up in the Pentecostal church, my aunts, uncles, on my mom's side of the family, all very, like spiritual. And that was there, we prayed, we all of the things that of course, like had my years through my teen years, where I struggled and all of the things. But really, the last six years for sure, coming up seven, so my youngest, after he was born, I struggled and hit rock bottom with postpartum, though worst depression and anxiety I've ever experienced in my whole entire life. And for me, I leaned in so hard to my faith and my relationship with God, I'm just becoming closer with him praying, really just leaning on family and reaching out to those family members who were, you know, Christian in my family, who believed in faith, who believed in prayer, who believed in coming together, and just like leaning on all of that. And so I just think it's really cool how, around the same time frame, Dev was literally falling apart and losing her faith. And I was leaning in hard, and like how we both came together to this place where we are now. So that was really where everything kind of started for me. But it turned into not so much just like that. God relationship, the heart relationship with my heavenly Father, it was like, I didn't know who I was. I had no idea what that even looked like, I was a mom, I had these kids, I was struggling, life sucked. I was literally surviving and just getting through my days. And I remember my son was 10 months old, and I was depressed, and I was binge eating. And I was doing all of these things that I thought happiness was somewhere in there. And I remember just like that line in the sand, there has to be more I need to feel more than this. Like this can't just be it for the rest of forever, where I just get up and I just survive through my days. And I raised my kids and I'm unhappy. And that was where I really started seeking more of a relationship inner of who I was. And I started doing that work inside that healing work that working through anxiety, working through the Depression, that I was feeling, letting go of those things. And really, opening up to this whole world of like, who I was, as an individual, I was a mum really young. And I lost that when I became a mom, I was just a mom and I was just a wife and I was just a whatever. And I didn't have this, I didn't know who I was. And so that was sort of my journey back into figuring out who I was letting go of those people pleasing tendencies of worrying about other people's opinions and really, truly just getting to the core of who I am. And that sort of got this direction that I moving in like and it feels so freeing and it feels so good. And just to realize everybody has their own spiritual journey, not one person doesn't look the same. And I've realized like I used to have this very narrow view of it's only the church it's only this is only one way it has to be God it has to be that I've realized like I love hearing like stories from Jay Shetty love Him the whole journey of a monk Buddhism like all everybody has this universal God that they serve. And that that that is love like like Devin said we're we're here to love people. And it doesn't matter where we find that love or what that looks like or feels like to each of us because it's different and different. is beautiful. Brandon Handley 19:53 I mean look right with without without without those differences, then then it's kind of kind of boring, right? You got this same show, one was going all the way back to the beginning when he talked about was it rinse and repeat same stuff, right, you're gonna see the same thing over and over again. There's no chance for revision or something else, right? I always think about the whole idea that to have like, if you know what tomorrow is gonna be like, it's gonna be kind of easy, right, kind of, like Groundhog's Day. You know, you do like, the great thing about like, knowing that tomorrow is gonna be the same as today, like, Okay, well, since, what, whatever it say it was like, I can make tomorrow better by eliminating some of the things that didn't work and doing more of the things that did. Right. And as for, you know, I kind of talk What I mean is that it's not fun, right? You found yourself in survival mode, like, you know, binge eating and things like that, and looking for happiness not and of course, like, sometimes you think you're happy when you're eating that ice cream, like cookies and cream it's in? I'm happy in this moment. But like you're crying at the same time, like, why is Unknown Speaker 21:05 your bag of chips at 3am. Brandon Handley 21:09 But it also it also, you know, sounds like you do, we're stuck in your identity, crisis of identity. You go from you go from you know, kind of school to being a parent, there's no time for you to discover who you are as a person. Right? Because you, you haven't spent that time as an individual. And then now you're giving all that you are and who you are, to like this family and and to your point, you're like, Hey, I'm just trying to find some Hi, how can I be happy? How can I be me? Outside of this cog in the system? Right. It sounds to me like that's kind of where you got caught, right? And then finding, leaning into your spiritual, I was kind of funny, you mentioned, you know, you you were leaning in, and you you were finding your religion in Devon was losing hers, right? It's kind of what was going on. But at the same time, you too, were, you know, able to grab hold of each other again, and just say, hey, you know, tomorrow for us, like, you know, the more I dig into this, the more I'm finding my face. And Devin for you, you're like, the further I get away from it, the more that I find that I need it, and finding you know what work for you. He has figured that out sounds like kind of together, right? And as you're talking tomorrow sounds to me also, like, it's liberating to be connected to spirit, right connected to whatever that looks like for you. And as you're saying, like, everybody's journey is gonna be a little different. I know that after I kind of went through my own awakening experience, like, this is how it's gonna be for you. And this is how it's gonna be. And then you're gonna go up against like, you know, your journey. And oh, and then when you tripped over this hole in the ground, this is where you're going to be I know exactly where you are. Right? And I don't, I can't, right, because your journey is gonna be like you said, 100% 100% your own. So you too. Yeah, lost it. Yeah, pulled it back together. And now like, you've kind of pulled it back together, you've got this platform, what's your intent with it now kind of going forward? And like, what are some of the what are some of the challenges that you're having? Unknown Speaker 23:34 To do you Unknown Speaker 23:39 I just feel like I wanted to touch on one more thing. And this basically led to it. So this whole like parenting thing. Devin is really helped me realize, like in that whole losing your identity and finding yourself and like, I still have these moments where I'm like, my kids need me all the time. And Devon's like, they're not gonna die when you're doing the things that you want to do. So, this has been, like a really good lesson for me, but we're a busy family, my kids are doing all the things and I'm running here, and I'm doing this and like, I feel like, this might not come out. Right, but like, they depend on me. It's already not coming out, right? Maybe I want them to depend on me more than they actually do. Maybe that's it, that feels really shitty to say. Brandon Handley 24:37 Look, I mean, I mean, and that's part of that's part of just saying all right, well, it's it's it's a work in progress, right? It's like identifying that me like, is that true? Right. That's just kind of one of those things that you can kind of go through as an exercise be like, you know, I don't know. Not for nothing to air, but nobody's knocked on your door and like a half hour. Unknown Speaker 24:58 I know. Right? This is they're fine. They're, they're thriving downstairs. So yeah, just like little thing was we were eating in a podcast today. And then my son needed me. And I was like, Deb, like, my kiddo needs me. And we were gonna meet up in podcasts. And I like, texted her and I was like, I'm like, feeling all the things and I'm sitting in it, and I'm just letting and letting it go. And she calls me she's like, okay, like, what's happening, and like, helped me unpack how I'm feeling. And it was like, I'm trying to cram all of these things in one day. And this is how I explained it. I was like, Wednesday's were, we're typically podcasting days, that's what we did. And then they turned into, like, my only day off. And now all of these other things are piling up, and I'm trying to balance it all and fit it into one day, which is affecting our podcasting. Because, obviously, I can't balance all the things that I was like, that fills my cup. Lately, Wednesday's feel like, you know, when you put a cup in the sink, and you crank the water on and like, the waters just splashing out of the cup, and none of it staying in there. Because it's like, full force, and then you shut the water off and the cups just empty. I pray for water fresh Alex basically. Brandon Handley 26:19 Yes, like that. I get it. So, you know, you're, it sounds like you're going through, you know, just kind of the growth mode, right, of how to make it all work and how to, you know, this is the thing that you want to be doing. And I think we talked a little bit at the beginning, like, you know, universe is gonna throw like little things that you'd be like, Are you sure that's what you want to do? And, you know, you've got to kind of work through that to show the universe that God however you want to look at it. Right that, yeah, this is the thing I want to be doing. So stop fussing with it. Unknown Speaker 26:51 Right. It's like the little squirrel on the tree, like throwing nuts. That's it? And you're like, where's this? Brandon Handley 26:58 So, you know, look, parent parenting, I think is one of those things where, again, yeah, we want them. We, it's a challenge. We want them to want us sometimes more than they actually need us. And even that's a challenge, right? As we're growing, because like, What do you mean, you don't need me anymore? So and again, that just caused you to kind of go back into the womb I identity questions, what am I attached to? Right, just another opportunity to look at your attachments of yourself and all that other. Egotistical shifted, I don't know how to talk to so all good there. But as so look, you got it, you guys are figuring it all out. Right? And you're working it through. So what's, you know, what's on the rise for a line and rise? What are you guys looking to do with this platform? Oh, Unknown Speaker 27:49 man, we Well, here's the thing. We, we I think that that the really cool thing about doing something that you don't know, is that you constantly get to learn. And so, I mean, we've taken so many pivots, we've turned so many times already, like, we don't know exactly where we're headed. But we we I mean, we, we have some ideas, we have some thoughts about where we're where we're going, but it feels like every time that we do something, you always have something else that's kind of up the ante and up the ante, you know, like, it's like, you know, when we first started the podcast, and, you know, we're learning all these things, and doing all these things and recording that we never knew how to do to begin with. So we do those things. And we're like, Okay, now we're good. And then we're like, we're not interviewing anybody, obviously, we're just gonna do and then now we started interviewing, and now we're being interviewed. And now we're starting to do tic TOCs. And now we're starting to Instagram lives. And so we don't really know. But that's the beauty of just having trust and faith that the universe has your back. And that when you believe that your intuition is always guiding you and that it's never wrong, then you open up freedom and space to constantly pivot and constantly move. And that's kind of I think, and Americans speak for, for herself in this point, that that's kind of where it feels like we're headed is just that we're constantly moving. And we're constantly like, this is one moment that, you know, with the block, shall we call it but it's not even really a block. It's just like, we're there together. We're pointing it out together. She's like, Yes, I see this clearly. Let's move through it. How can I and then so she's figuring out like, Hey, I just got to free up one more day for myself so I can get these things done. And then I can focus on this. Just podcasts on this day, because she wants it and so you know, you're talking about you know the universe saying Oh, do you wanted enough? Well, We want this it just happens that we are two people. And we're both affected. Because it's ours. It's I'm not just finding rise. I'm it's Tamara and Devin that is aligned in rise. So I feel like then a book that we're reading the 12 week year, he talks about accountability. But he said, accountability is never like someone else, you know, you don't get to blame someone else when you don't do something. Accountability is just so that that person can help you measure your goals and make sure that you're staying on track, but it's still yours. You know, we have this tainted view of like, accountability, that that part in this book, really, because I think a lot of times people are like, just keep me accountable. And then if you don't like if you're not like, Hey, did you work out? Hey, did you work out? They're like, Oh, you didn't keep me? No, no, no, no, no, you're accountable for you. I'm here to help you, I'm here to help, you know, guide you, but you still have to go push play, and you still have to lift the weights. And so that's, um, you know, how we're getting over any blocks that we come up, this isn't the first time like that, you know, we've headed over a block and and then we just take a turn, because maybe something may be slowing us down so that we could see this thing over here that we're really interested in. And that's kind of so we're really, I think, just focused on being guided by our own intuition. And, you know, call it spirituality call it whatever. Yeah, that's where tomorrow, I don't know if you have anything else to add. But Unknown Speaker 31:33 I just want to add that we, I think I started this, like, we had a little woman's conference with our book club a couple years ago. And I kind of started this, everything works out exactly as it's supposed to. And it didn't matter what it was, every time something would happen. We'd feel like there was like a little stone thrown in the way or like a blip in our plan. I would just say that. And I'm really leaning into that right now. Like all of the things that kind of feel tough and a little bit gray and a little bit like where are we going? It like Deb said it's honestly just leaning in trusting the process. And just really trusting that everything works out exactly as it's supposed to. Brandon Handley 32:18 Really, like Joseph Campbell, follow your bliss kind of thing. You guys are working. Is that what I'm hearing? Unknown Speaker 32:25 Yeah. We I've never heard of him, but it sounds great. Oh, Brandon Handley 32:32 that's terrible. I have to boot you know, Unknown Speaker 32:36 maybe just send me a link. Brandon Handley 32:39 I guess I could do that. That doesn't seem as aggressive or anything like that. Unknown Speaker 32:42 Does that make you nicer? Brandon Handley 32:46 No shock factor there. Unknown Speaker 32:50 So one thing I do want to add, though, is go ahead if that's okay. Yeah. In terms of like, where we're heading to is we're just like constantly pivoting and moving and what wherever we're supposed to be as where we're supposed to be one of our biggest part of our vision, I guess the biggest part of it. Yeah, our dream is to, again, we have no idea what it looks like. But we see ourselves like speaking on stages, we would love to host a conference, like a mindset conference, where we're focusing on, like, our health and wealth and spiritual, all of the things to do with like, this growth journey, and just sharing tips and tricks and coming together with other people that have things that they can offer to serve other people in creating something really big and fun out of it. Brandon Handley 33:46 Yeah, let me look, it's kind of like, um, before coming on this podcast, because sometimes speak that out loud, right? Because sometimes we hold these dreams and and we're like, Ah, I'm not gonna tell anybody. Just go eat, see what happens. Not gonna tell anybody this is what I want, though speaking it into a corner, but like, you know, speaking some of that stuff out loud to the people that you know, so they know, right? Like, you know what, I was talking to somebody else that would like to do something similar. How can I connect you guys, right? So I think that, you know, in terms of sharing that type of information, what is your vision? What does that look like for you? And for others that are tuning in? They can they might, you know, a hear your journey and be like, Hey, I would like to start a podcast with a friend and what's that look like? It looks like not knowing what you're doing and then going to do it. Right, which is, you know, that's the first step for a lot of anybody, right? Just make a decision to go ahead and do it. How do you feel, you know, a big part two of all this is now that you feel like you're connected spiritually. You know, how do you how do you feel like You're integrating that like every day sounds to me, like, you know, what was what was your mantra earlier tomorrow? Like, yeah, this is meant to be. Everything works out exactly. Unknown Speaker 35:11 Works out exactly as it's supposed to. Yeah. Brandon Handley 35:15 We know, one of the questions I've certainly gotten before is like he without, without, like, definite vision or a plan? Is anybody beating you up on that you know, Unknown Speaker 35:26 at all? About it having a vision or plan? Well, you know, it'd Brandon Handley 35:30 be like, what's your plan, you need to have a plan, you gotta have a plan. If you don't have anything that you don't have a target, where are you gonna go? You know, is that anybody? Anything that's come up in your conversations? Are you just again, you know, following following your face? Unknown Speaker 35:43 Hmm. Well, I remember having this conversation about not having expectations. And that's not like, we don't give a shit. No expectations. It's honestly, and Deb can touch more on this, because I love how she says it. But basically, like, if we have this narrow path of where we're going, there's so many things we're gonna miss out on. Because we're, we have our blinders on. And we're like, this is this one thing that we want. There's so many other things for us. And if we're just like, hey, no expectations, the world is our oyster. We have so many more opportunities to grow and pivot along the way, because we have we see see more opportunities. Mm hmm. Unknown Speaker 36:27 Yeah, I, we that was our beginning of our year that we started out with the no expectations, like I had done a week in the giant in Book Club. I think it was just me, and maybe one of the other girls, because it's like a massive book by Tony Robbins. And he even says in there, he talks about how so this like, actually ended up playing into our conversation when we started talking about it in January of last year, because I had read the book in November, December. And so it was like, he talks about how like, it's good to get like goals, like you can say I want to live in a house on the ocean. But he said, You don't have to be like, it has to be blue with yellow shutters. And it has to look exact, he's like, it doesn't have to be that specific. And then when you do that, it's like, so limited to like, it has to look exactly like this, or I am not accepting it. And what that just doesn't feel good. So like, we have decided that this like last year, for example, that our our plans are, what they are like we we have this plan to host a conference, our friend owns. She just bought a motel last year, and she's working on creating a retreat center. That's happening, her dreams, and ours are aligning. We've talked about it with her, we've discussed it, we've dreamt we've had these visions, and we've had visions separately, all three of us. And then we share them to each other. We're like, this is what I saw. And this is you know, like. And so there's this beautiful part, that makes me really excited that like, I can only dream up of mostly like what we create, unless we sit down very intentionally, to dream really, really big, which most of us do not do. We know what we know. And we're like, Well, I guess, you know, like, you could say, well, you know, you don't have a car, you're like, Well, I guess I could just like maybe maybe I could just get like a Honda Civic or something. But when you're required to dream big, you're like, you need to ask for like, you know, a McLaren or like a Lamborghini. Or like, it's, we're not. And I think that we get like, held down by that we get held down by the fact that we you know, it's just like just just down here. Just ask for the things down here. But in reality, the universe is like, what do you want, like, just open it up. And then that thing gets to look like however it wants to look. So if Tamara and I are walking on the path, and we see a window open, we can poke her head through, we don't have to commit to fully go in there. But we can like look in and see if it's something that we've won. And then if we don't we just keep going. But we we got to see, we got to see what we liked or what we didn't want or you know, whatever. Um, I think that's the beauty of like spiritual journey is the beauty of like, where our podcast is headed. To this we know that it's headed like this is practice for us. Like all of the stuff that we're doing all the podcasting being on your show, like this is all practice. There was a time when we first started we were so nervous. I'm sure you can relate to that feeling when you first start a podcast you're like, it's like a little jittery and now and I did not like being in front of cameras just asked me I like was not okay with it. And now it doesn't even faze me. You know. So you get used to these things and it's like Okay, so now we know this Now we get to level up again, what's the next step? And what's? So I think that's the part I'm most excited about is like, I don't know what I don't know. So like, as I level up, I get to see the next thing. And then I'm like, okay, like, this is exciting. And then we go through some more growth and it's painful. Yeah, exactly. You know, Brandon Handley 40:21 right, right now, like you're saying, you know, when you first start off, right, it's kind of scary. And it's also, we we ask for the things we think we can get right? Like, I'll take a Honda, pretty sure I can get a fucking Honda. Like, yeah, but you know, then you're like, but what I really like is a fleet of McLaren. So they can get one like, every different day and different colors and like, and so you know, but we don't we, we've been taught to, you know, kind of, just keep our heads down and, and work hard and flop. Blah, blah, there's no fun in that. There's, it's, it's hard to it's hard to imagine yourself being bigger if you're, you know, always grinding away, right, something along those lines, at any rate, what I like about sorry, that too, is like, you know, you're sharing your stories with the other friend who's gotten the hotel bill in the retreat centers. It's kind of like synchronicity, right. The things that's what's the whole the whole idea of like, you know, what you seek is seeking you type of thing. Yeah, totally. So look, man, I get it, right. No expectations, here's what we want to do. Here's how we want to feel why we do it. This is how we already feel while we're doing what we're doing. We're gonna keep doing it. We're doing something over here. Doesn't feel right. If it doesn't align, we can't rise. I'm gonna run with that. Right? And yes. So thanks for sharing that. Let me get to a part here that I like to get to. Unless there was anything else you wanted to tag on to that last part. Unknown Speaker 42:01 I'm good. Unknown Speaker 42:03 Actually, I do. I'm just like a little backstory on like Devin and me and our friend has the hotel. So the three of us actually started a book club together, before we even like, really stepped into this like, journey together. And so yeah, we just like had this little vision of like, oh, let's like start reading some books together. And now we're literally planning, mindset and spiritual retreats. World Brandon Handley 42:32 domination, that's Unknown Speaker 42:33 pretty cool. I got world money. Brandon Handley 42:38 I got that. It's great. And the thing that you're you're seeing is that you're all helping each other to grow. And more than just like a spiritual sense. And I think that's pretty cool. So this is a little part that I like to get to, in regards to do even just this whole podcast space, right? So somebody tuned into this podcast or to tune into your podcasts or on their spiritual journey. It's like a spiritual speed dating session, right? So like, I'm gonna tune in for like, one hour or 30 minutes or whatever, is that this podcast, you know, tickles my spiritual fancy, then I'll keep hanging out. So in that vein, I've actually got two bachelor's, this will be fun. So I'm going to ask a couple of questions related to spirituality. So let's see here. Doo doo doo doo. These aren't that great, but we'll run with them. Bachelot number one, if you're in a bad mood. Do you prefer to be left alone or have someone cheer you up? Unknown Speaker 43:42 Here's bachelor number one. Brandon Handley 43:43 Take a choice. Unknown Speaker 43:47 Your Bachelorette number one? Sure. Unknown Speaker 43:51 I need to be alone. Definitely alone, like doing some meditating doing some deep breathing. Going for a walk. Like Please don't talk to me. Because I might say something I regret Brandon Handley 44:07 Fair enough. Bachelot number two. Unknown Speaker 44:11 Oh, I get the same. Okay. I also, um, I I'm just trying to think here. I think that initially, I definitely need to be left alone, but I do enjoy like a hug after I've processed some things. So then I want someone who like rub my back and give me a hug. But first, yeah, like bath. It's like bath time. It's like bubble bath, Brandon Handley 44:37 or something. Yeah, no, if I'm here and leave me the hell alone. Yeah, I'm gonna have to process this. Yeah. Let's see. This would be the last one here to do to do tu tu tu. I like to always ask, you know, do you use feel like our current religion is serving us or not? It's rare that won't go to you. Unknown Speaker 45:07 Yep, she's, she's Bachelorette number one. Like our current religious. Brandon Handley 45:13 Like, like, you know, it's Christina. Oh, yeah, like, for example, like Christianity is Christianity is organized religion serving. So we're not Unknown Speaker 45:23 this is a good way. This is how I view juicy. This is how I view so I am not religious, I am Christian. And I feel like the difference is in religion, we are not given a choice. Myself, I view myself as like a Christian who has the choice, I get to choose whether I want to have a relationship with God, in our family growing up, we were never forced to go to church, we had the choice, we had the option if we wanted to, we could, we weren't put in this box of like, these are the rules. And if you do not follow them, like we're booting you out. And so my experience as a Christian has just been being accepted and loved for exactly who I am. In all of my rough moments, and my falling and my stumbling. And all of those things I've just been showed love and grace. And so I am showing that love and grace to other people. And Deb touched on that earlier when we were talking that, and I didn't know that you felt so strongly that love for me like I had no idea. And so clearly in hearing that from Deb, it is serving a purpose for me. Brandon Handley 46:48 I love it. I love it. Devin, what about you? You lost a religion? Yeah, found it. You found spirituality. So let's do it. Let's talk about what that look like for you. Unknown Speaker 46:58 So the question is, do I think that religion is what serves Brandon Handley 47:04 serving, serving, serving, you know, is religion serving like us? Well, Unknown Speaker 47:12 oh, this is such a hard one. Because I know I know people who are amazing, that are devout to whatever their faith is. Brandon Handley 47:24 This one's just yes for me. Unknown Speaker 47:25 Oh, I don't know how to do that without like, I just up my brain, the squirrels are running. And I just feel like I need to think about this for like every single person in the world. I myself, No, I do not think that religion is serving us to the highest purpose. I think that I think that how do I want to word this? We're humans. And we all are like I wrote this the other day in one of my posts that were just like all like balls of childhood trauma, just like walking around in life with these like tainted perceptions that have been delivered to us, religiously, politically, society, cultural, everything. And we carry that and then we think that we're right, and then so we take whatever scripture is. That speaks to us, or that were a part of whatever religious sect that we're a part of, or whatever. And we will sometimes use that to condone behavior or to totally alienate and discriminate behavior as well. And I you can call me maybe like a naive spiritualist. But I have used this so many times in different discussions when we have discussed things that were like push button topics like hot button topics. And I'm like, Can we all just get along? I'm like, if we were just balls of energy floating around in space or heaven, we would not be seeing all the things that we see here on this earth, we wouldn't see those things. We would just see light, and we would see energy. And it wouldn't be what we are framing everything to be around down here on Earth. Everything is framed around these different things. And we think that we're right. And I think when you think that you're right, and you don't leave any open doors to listen to other people. I think that's that is I don't I don't agree with it. I don't I don't like it. It doesn't make me feel good. And I have been in that space before Brandon Handley 49:57 you so you're saying religion is a bunch of clothes. Doors. I mean, that's what I'm hearing. Yeah, Unknown Speaker 50:04 I a bunch of closed doors. It can be, I think that it very much can be because people get very stuck. They're like, this is what it says. And I'm like, Yeah, but then you talk to someone else. Yes. Okay. And so like that has to do with us just being these balls of childhood trauma of loose like things happening. And we created these perceptions. And that's why we read it that way. Right? It doesn't make it true. It's just your truth. Brandon Handley 50:33 For sure. For sure. Not it's a course earlier this year. And terminologies was it's a truth, not the truth. Right. So the truth, of course, that Well, ladies, thank you so much. This has been a blast. I appreciate having you on today. Where can people go and find a little bit more, Tamara and Devin on the line and rise podcast? Unknown Speaker 51:03 Tomorrow, no, she can throw out? Unknown Speaker 51:08 Well, I'm waiting for you. So Unknown Speaker 51:12 I know, we kind of have everything grouped together on our Instagram page, which is a line underscore and underscore rise. And we have our podcast stuff linked there, so you can listen to us. And this is a really good reminder to me, I need to link our tic tock there because we just started some fun little tic TOCs. And our little highlight is like can we have three minutes of your time. And we just have three minute little videos on random topics that we're feeling that we just like, pour into and that is kind of like our thing. So that's where you can find this. Brandon Handley 51:51 Awesome. Awesome. Thanks for having us. Yeah, I Unknown Speaker 51:56 really hope you enjoyed this episode of the spiritual dough podcast. Stay connected with us directly through spiritual dove.co. You can also join the discussion on Facebook, spiritual dough, and Instagram at spiritual underscore Joe. If you would like to speak with us, send us an email through Brandon at spiritual dope CO and as always, thank you for cultivating your mindset and creating a better reality. This includes the most thought provoking part of your day. Don't forget to like and subscribe to stay fully up to date. Until next time, be kind to yourself and trust your intuition.

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Springdale Golf LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 62:37


The golf world is moving at warp speed. Each week, multiple stories altering the traditional landscape are published. It's impossible to keep up so we have enlisted an expert golf insider to help us breakdown the news. Geoff Shackelford joins Keith to discuss the future world golf schedule, new professional tours and paying elite amateur golfers. It's one killer conversation you won't want to miss.  Before the interview, Keith covers the three major tours in action and finally makes a concrete announcement covering his next move. There's going to be a major launch on Monday 11/15. Tune in and listen prior so you are ready!  The Weekly Update talks about Lamborghinis, Greg Norman's architecture, junior drivers and of course JR Smith. Classic entertainment.    ProShow Playlist Ep. #185:  What's Going On (Marvin Gaye), Santa Monica (Everclear), Going Back to Cali (LL Cool J)

The Solarpreneur
Running a $116M Solar Company (then starting again from scratch!) - Jerry Fussell

The Solarpreneur

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 85:10


DOWNLOAD SOLCIETY APP NOW! Speaker 1 (00:00:03):Welcome to the Solarpreneur podcast, where we teach you to take your solar business to the next level. My name is Taylor Armstrong and I went from $50 in my bank account and struggling for groceries to closing 150 deals in a year and cracking the code on why sales reps fail. I teach you to avoid the mistakes I made and bringing the top solar dogs, the industry to let you in on the secrets of generating more leads, falling up like a pro and closing more deals. What is a Solarpreneur you might ask a Solarpreneur is a new breed of solar pro that is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve mastery and you are about to become one.Speaker 2 (00:00:41):What's going on Solarpreneurs? We have another fantastic episode and we alive here in Las Vegas, Nevada here in, uh, a man of the hour, his mansion here, just hanging out. So we've got Mr. Jerry Fussell on the show, Jerry. Thanks for coming on with us today.Speaker 3 (00:00:57):Yeah. Thanks for driving up too. I appreciate it. It's how far from San Diego? It's like five hours. Five hours. Yeah. So thanks man, for coming up and hanging out. Glad to have you here at the house. And, uh, thanks for jumping on a podcast with me, man.Speaker 2 (00:01:09):Yeah. I love it. And know Jerry has been treating me to pop tarts and a sandwich. Isn't all, all the pizza I can handle here. So, Hey man,Speaker 3 (00:01:18):It's definitely a house that we house door knockers a lot because pizza and Pop-Tarts and sandwiches that'sSpeaker 2 (00:01:26):Okay. I had more, more food than the first door knocking the house I was in. That's true. All we had was eggs. Pretty much.Speaker 3 (00:01:32):We have a lot of those too. Okay.Speaker 2 (00:01:33):So they got it all, but I know it's been an awesome time here, so yeah, we'd been able to shoot some content and just kind of hang out here with Jerry and his guys. And, um, and the other big announcement we have before we kinda jump into things here is, um, Jerry, he, with his company Pi Syndicate, they are the first ever sponsors of the Solarpreneur podcasts. So, uh we're yeah, I'm happy about it. And we're going to let Jerry talk a little bit about that and then also is partnering on it, but, um, just like the summary of it, they are a, well, I guess you can say, well, it's just a summarized version. Do you want to tell our listeners what pipes in the syndicate is real quick?Speaker 3 (00:02:12):Yeah. Yeah. So Pi Syndicate is more of a supportive kind of mastermind. Um, we didn't start a truly make money. I already have some successful solar companies. My, one of my partners, Mikey, Lucas and Austin already have successful businesses. The reason why we started it is because we realized that about 85% of the guys in the industry that are top earners. So the guy's making, you know, over $150,000 a year, ended up leaving the industry and they have no money. They don't own any real estate. They don't have any money in savings. And about half of them owe money to the IRS. So when we talk about why we work, you know, it's a fun job going door to door, selling stuff. There's a ton of reasons why we all work, but when it comes down to it, if it didn't actually pay us any money, we would all stop.Speaker 3 (00:02:57):And that's eventually what happens is guys get burnt out because the money is not, not good enough to overcome the fact that they owe money on taxes or that they haven't really accumulated any wealth. And it's just, you know, just like you and I, we both probably hopped around to different houses. You know, door-knocking across the country, it's not indicative of saving money. It means that we go buy a BMW when we get enough money or we, we go out to fancy dinners or whatever, we're going to spend the money on. Or we buy our wife a $20,000 wedding ring when we propose because we're making money and guys, uh, leave the industry. Eventually majority of people end up not door knocking forever. Some of us love it. Some of us love it for five years and it's time to move on. And the sad thing for us is when they do move on, they put a lot of sweat and work into the job and they leave the industry with nothing to show for it.Speaker 3 (00:03:47):And these are guys making the top one, 2% of income earners in the entire country, and they're not having any money in savings and investments. And so that's, our mission is to change that we want to, within five years of working in the solar industry, have a plan for retirement in place where a guy can walk away from the door to door, industry, Copia, dentist, whatever he wants to do, and still have a substantial financial portfolio with investing and savings and emergency funds and all the things you need. Also a credit score, enough income to buy your first house. You know, all the things that companies don't really educate their, uh, door knockers on and their sales guys on is really the gap that we fill within the industry. We're kind of selective, but at the end of the day, we want to hang out with cool people that are knocking doors.Speaker 3 (00:04:32):It's just the coolest, single job to meet people that live differently, right. That wake up every day, excited to go to work. Cause if you don't, you quit within three months, probably. So if you're there a couple of years and you're a top earner, you're a guy want to hang out with and be around. And so that's what the mastermind is about is hanging out and being together. The reason I'm so excited to sponsor the podcast is because we feel like you're adding value. Whether it be a new guy that's 30 days in the industry, or maybe just thinking about going into solar, I've heard guys tell me that they've listened to your podcast to make a decision, even to accept a job in the solar industry, which is really cool. But then I would say your normal audience is one of two things, either kind of new to solar.Speaker 3 (00:05:16):And they're looking to see what podcasts are out there. And then the other one, which is strange is like the really seasoned guys like me that just want to hear good conversations with guys that are still in the field door knocking. Part of the reason why I respect you so much is because not only do you do a podcast, but you're still out door knocking virtually every day. So the content is fresh. It's, it's exactly what's going on to help you make money. And when you have guests on the conversations you have with them, um, definitely flow very well because you're doing the same job as them. So it's real life questions. It's real life answers about how to make more money, how to be more consistent in solar. And that's what we really preach is consistency and hard work. And that's the same thing.Speaker 3 (00:05:56):The podcast help brings people that listen to it. So we are super pumped to be a sponsor. And we look forward to being a sponsor for years to come and all the success in the world. We know you're going to hit 500 listeners, um, uh, 500,500,000 listeners. Uh, pretty soon as our goal has a sponsor. So we're going to be boosting some of the marketing and stuff to help you get there because literally everyone in solar right now, everyone in door to door needs to be listening to a mentor, tell them how to do their job better. And we feel like you're a great guy to do that for us.Speaker 2 (00:06:26):I love that. Appreciate that, Jerry. Absolutely man. And yeah, no, it goes without saying too, it's like you were saying so many guys just get out of this and reminds me of the NFL or something. We've all heard like guys in the NFL. I think I heard a stat that like, I don't know some crazy number of them are broke within a couple of years after they can't get out of the NFL. And I feel like door to door is very similar in that guy is making insane amounts of money knocking doors, but let's be honest. We're probably not all going to be doing this stower, you know, retirement age. No. So that's, what's so cool about what you're doing with Pi Syndicate is you're teaching guys how to really hang on to that money and turn that money into future investments in keep a hold of it. Because a lot of people that aren't, you know, super smart with itSpeaker 3 (00:07:08):And, you know, to be clear, um, I wasn't super smart with it either. I started out door to door when I was 19 selling, um, cable, internet door to door and it only paid $30 a sale or something like that. But you could go out and sell 10 of them a day. It's still really good money. And then I became a regional manager and started to make even better money. And, you know, a few hundred thousand dollars was flowing in and I was making all this money. And um, then 26 years old came around. I had my first child and, uh, talking with my wife, I decided to go out and get a real job. I had been in door-to-door for about six years was killing it, making hundreds of thousands dollars a year. I had literally had about a million dollar net worth. And I thought I was doing awesome.Speaker 3 (00:07:51):Right? And then I decided, well, I really want to do something. So I got a job at a children's home. I was working on a college degree and within a year I was completely broke. Um, just completely devastatingly broke, you know, eating ramen noodles again, I'm like, dude, I have a professional college level job. And now me and my wife, uh, are back to eating beans and rice. And we're like, is this what real life is supposed to be? But this is what everyone tells you to go. Do you know what I mean? But what happened is I was living a lifestyle based on being a door to door guy and not everyone stays at door to door guy forever. And so that transition for me was extremely difficult when I realized that I, I thought I want to do something out of it. I thought I wanted a real job, um, that everyone talks about.Speaker 3 (00:08:35):And I'm so glad that I found my way back. And so the first time I engaged with a publisher to write a book, I thought, for sure, my book's title was going to be millionaire by 25 and broke by 26. Um, to really explain why to manage your money better, how to take care of your money. Cause it was a hard life lesson, but it's almost identical to the majority of guys in the door to door industry. And we're not talking about the guy that makes it 30 days and quits. We're talking about guys that are making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, selling solar pest control roofing. Um, they're not going to last forever. They always think that they want to go do something else. And at, at that point, I don't know of a single another occupation without like being a brain surgeon that you can go and make 300 K a year.Speaker 3 (00:09:20):Like it's just not going to happen. Maybe over 30 years of building it up, even being on wall street, building up, being with a trading company or something like that, you can get there, you know, over years of dedication and working hard with your clients, maybe insurance, you know, there's some things that you can build up this business and make hundreds of thousands dollars, but there's nothing I can think of that you can leave door to door, knowing nothing about anything besides sales and make 300 K year. So there's always going to be this turmoil in your life where you decide to get out of sales. And for me it was, you know, I didn't want to work after five o'clock. I wanted to go home at five, o'clock have dinner with my family. I thought that was the American dream, you know, to have, uh, a normal job.Speaker 3 (00:10:00):I'd get off, go home, eat dinner, have a dog, walk the dog. And uh, I learned very quickly over about a year eating beans that, uh, the American dream wasn't so fun. And I decided to go back to work. But I, at the same time realized there's guys that are not going to decide to go back to work. There's going to be guys that are super happy to make 50 to a hundred thousand dollars a year, but their lifestyle is going to have to change. And just like the NFL players, it was hard for me to adapt my lifestyle to the lower income. So when my wife wanted to go out for anniversary, we still spent $250 on dinner. You know, we still bought, you know, $200 shoes instead of $50 shoes. Like all the things that we had trained ourselves to budget for were all incorrect.Speaker 3 (00:10:43):And we had never had to live on a budget being 21 years old and making 200 grand a year. You don't really have to budget. You just spend your money on whatever you want. And then you're like, oh man, I ran out of money. I need to go knock more doors. And you just can't keep the money coming in. Um, it's not a very smart way longterm to live. So my goal is to get with people that are 18, 19 25, really, you could be 35 and this is the first time you're in door to door. And you're like, this is a lot of money. Those are the guys that we want to help. And they're the same audience that you're trying to help too. So I think there's a lot of alignment there just helping guys get to that next level. So we're excited to help them for that.Speaker 2 (00:11:19):I love that. And yeah, we've had a couple of finance guys and things like that. Come on. But yeah, this is kind of the first, um, you're the first people I've seen really put together kind of mastermind style and help people at this level, which is awesome. So that's why,Speaker 3 (00:11:34):You know, yeah. And the whole thing, the whole thing about Pi Syndicate is it's sharing a lot of the resources for my company, but, you know, we made last year was 151 million. And so the revenue is very large, but then that means I spend hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on legal, on CPAs and advisors. You know, I spent $400,000 last year on mastermind groups. Um, you guys don't have the resource to do that. You're doing really good Taylor, you're killing it. You're in the top of the industry. You're still not going to go out and drop a hundred thousand dollar retainer on an attorney cause you don't need it. Right. It just doesn't make any sense. Your wife would be like, are we getting a divorce? Why do you need the a hundred thousand dollars retainer? Um, so it's just something that you don't think you need until you need it.Speaker 3 (00:12:15):Right? And so it's much better to have my legal team on standby to have our CPAs answer really hard questions to have my tax strategies that you normally only invest in. If you make, you know, $10 million in profit a year or more, uh, be available to you guys. And we do it in a mastermind setting so that we can share the knowledge, um, pretty openly, but with only guys that we want to hang out with, right? There's some guys in masterminds, I'm sure you've been to events and things. You're like, I'd rather not go hang out with a guy afterwards. So we definitely want to make it a group of guys where we stay together for a really long time. And then we want to see your businesses grow, you know? And, um, I would love to see your podcast. I was saying 500,000 listeners earlier.Speaker 3 (00:12:56):I'm not joking about that. I'd love to see your podcast expand to grow. You know, when people talk about the solar guys are listening on podcasts, that should be at my let you know, Jordan Bell Ford and Taylor Armstrong like that. I mean, that's really, when it comes to selling, how many viewers do you need to have listening? And because it's a lot of valuable things, I literally think anyone not listening to your podcast is probably selling the wrong thing. Like they're, they're probably selling cars. They're probably selling watches at a jewelry store, probably selling cell phones. And they're all listening to the wrong podcasts. They think that ed, my let's going to make him rich or grant Cardone and they're not, solar's going to make him rich and they need to be listening to the right box.Speaker 2 (00:13:33):Okay. There's no doubt about that. I mean, I always say we're the Navy seals of the sells industry. No one's selling like we are so we can learn how to sell solar. Then it's like, I mean, that's why we got so much money in this and yeah, yeah. I can translate to anything else to,Speaker 3 (00:13:46):For sure. Yeah. And we definitely have to get good. We got to hone our skills because, um, it's not about how much money even make per job. It's about how much money you make at the end of the year. And we know that this is the gold rush right now. Um, but the guys that made the most money during the gold rush, you know, you've heard the saying that they sold the shovels and they were the support guys. They built the businesses around it. And so yes, we need to be Navy seals. But the reason to hone our skills that much is because it's not going to pay this much forever five years down the road, let's say the average commission is, you know, a thousand dollars a job then instead of 2,500 or more now, um, that's going to be devastating for someone that hasn't hone their skills.Speaker 3 (00:14:26):If they're used to a 5%, 10% close rate and they think they're killing it because they live in California and they're making serious money per sale, uh, that's not going to be around forever. And so the reason why you have to hone your skills is yes, it's nice to make a million dollars a year. This year, selling solar by having a 40% close rate would be awesome. Right? But the real reason is because, um, in five years you're going to have to close at a 40% rate to make the same amount of money you're making today. So if you, this is the training time, view it as a quick start bonus viewed. As you know, the companies are encouraging you to get out there and sell. It's not going to be like this forever. The whole, the law of supply and demand means that the more people that want to sell solar, the less money the companies will pay to sell for us to sell solar.Speaker 3 (00:15:08):Now they're always going to have all commission jobs. So you're always going to be able to make serious money selling solar, you know, look at the other industries, the pest control, the roofing a thousand dollars per sale is still super competitive. And I really believe that's probably where we're going over the next five years. And so we've got to hone those skills because a lot of us that are selling four jobs a month, five jobs a month, a thousand dollars a sell is not going to cut it. We need to be selling, you know, sitting in three appointments a day and selling, you know, one of those a day. Then we start still making good money. Even with the money being turned down, we're still turning out 200,000 a year or more. Um, even when the industry changes, we also need to prep our skills because there's a few times where your skills mean more than just, um, what you can do with them.Speaker 3 (00:15:53):Navy seals end up retiring from the Navy seals. They go into contracting work and there's companies that will pay them millions of dollars to train other people how to do those skills. So when we talk about honing our skills, it's not just about what you can do with the skills, it's about how you can leverage that to help others. And when we, when we talk about even the big guys in sales grant, Cardone never made as much money as he's making until he made a decision to help other people make money. And, uh, same thing with a lot of the other trainers, right? They could go out. There's only so many hours during the day. So, um, they're only gonna make so much money guys like ed, my left that are worth hundreds of millions of dollars, did it by having thousands of people underneath of him selling stuff.Speaker 3 (00:16:35):And that's really what we have to think is I have to get my skills to a level where I can leverage that to help others and in helping others solve the problem, they're going to give me a small amount of a percentage of the problem I solved. So if you help them make a thousand dollars, maybe they're willing to give you a hundred bucks, but while you can only run five appointments a day, guys that are on your teams, running stuff for you could be running hundreds of appointments a day. So it's just the economies to scale are where it's going to be at. So I encourage the guys, listen to this podcast and, um, and really being interested in solar to hone your skills, stop thinking about even your close rate today. Think about what it'll allow you to build in a year and two years and three years, because the economy is not always going to stay the same. So your skills have to up-level. Yeah,Speaker 2 (00:17:20):No, I agree. A hundred percent. And that's why I talk about on the podcast too. I, I encourage all the people listening. I'd go out and teach your teams to sell, develop that skill, to like present to others, to teach other people, you know, they've got all sorts of things. Like you can go to the Toastmasters, the speaking trainings, things like that. I think that's a huge skill to learn because yeah, we're not always going to be, like you said, making as much as we are in solar necessarily right now. So it's important for people that develop those other skills, which are money-making skills, presenting others, training other people, and then you have a whole different set of skill set you can do when maybe solar isn't as good. So, um, yeah, that's huge, Jerry. And, um, we're going to have your partner Austin in, he's going to also talk about pipes and they get to, so we'll leave, um, some, some stuff for him to talk about that too. Um, but yeah, with you, I wanted to hear, I know you talked about a little bit about your background, how you started in selling, but I wanted to hear, how did you transition, uh, specifically into solar sales? And can you talk about how you started your first company with that? And this is obviously super.Speaker 3 (00:18:22):Yeah, so it was a, it was a rough, um, transition. I had, um, gone home and I was selling ADT as a director level. So nice house, no debt. Um, I had everything we needed was making 200,000 a year, thought it was at the top of my game. Um, and then a solar company kept stealing my top reps. So I managed a three or four state region. Um, and they kept stealing reps and it was always my best ones, always the guys that were making 30 deals a month now, all of a sudden our solar reps. So I decided to go to this company because I'm pretty mad. So I'm just going to walk in, I'm a straight forward guy and say, Hey, stop selling my people. I train these people, you know, it's unfair. And the guy said, let me vent for a little while.Speaker 3 (00:19:06):Then he goes, well, don't you ask yourself why they are selling solar? Don't you want to know how much money you could make selling solar. And so I listened to the pitch and I was like, dang, it it's a good pitch. That's way more money than security. Right. And so I was like, okay, I need to take this seriously. So I go home and I talked to my wife and say, Hey, I think we have to make this transition. I had already noticed some of the writing on the wall. ADT had actually not brought on more customers than it canceled since the time that I've been there over the few years that I've been there. And so that was worrying, you know, if we couldn't outsell the cancels, that's a bad thing. And so how ADT dealt with it as they would acquire other companies and kind of fluff their numbers because they're publicly traded.Speaker 3 (00:19:47):So it never looked like they lost subscribers. Um, but it wasn't because of sales. We could not outsell the cancels. Yeah. And so that doesn't sound sustainable to me. So I had already had some fear that no matter how good we sold, it was just a matter of time, five years, 10 years, 20 years down the road that nobody's going to want to buy security door to door for $60 a month payment. Right. So I was just a little bit worried. So I went home and I talked to my wife and we decided to go ahead and me take an offer, you know, and, and go into that. I accepted the offer within the first 30 days. Um, I thought it was going to make all kinds of money and I made one sale. And some, my wife's like, you gotta tell me what's going on here.Speaker 3 (00:20:32):This is crazy. I would also driving three and a half hours to get to the field. So I was at the time because we were trying to save money. I was like, I'm going to do this as cheap as physically possible. I'm going to drive back and forth, you know, as much as I can. And if I have to, I'll just sleep in the car, get up, knock turf in the morning and, and go at it. I had a, a nice SUV. So I lay a whole air mattress. One of those that you see on Amazon where you pump them up, you know, they cover the seats. I was like, this is going to be cool. Yeah. Just hit the doors. It's parked right there. So I was grinding, right. I was not going like 12 hours a day. And uh, my only break for air conditioning was like, maybe go watch a movie or something like that.Speaker 3 (00:21:10):Well, I was like, if you watch a movie, why can't you just go get a hotel? I'm like, well, maybe it's 12 bucks. Like I don't want to stay in a $12 hotel. That's disgusting. And, uh, but it was a grind right. For a whole month and I made one deal and I thought, this is, this has gotta be over. I think our average commission back then was $1,500. So I traded somewhere around $20,000 a month. In that first month I went down to about 1500. And of course you don't get it until they install it. So they gave me like a little bit and they were like, oh, and you'll get the rest just whenever we don't know. And I'm like, oh, I'm in trouble. ADT was like, next day, you know, somebody would be out there installing it. So I misunderstood that coming into solar.Speaker 3 (00:21:48):Where was, where were you selling that? Kansas city. Okay. Yeah, not a great market. It was only about six years ago. Okay. So, and, um, they had a huge rebate in Kansas city and the rebate had gone away the month I started. So we went from having, I think the state level was up to a $2, a watt rebate then had gone down to a dollar watt and then it kind of went away. Well, $2 watt rebate is huge. So our average sell price was like $3 a watt. And, um, between the rebate and the ITC at the time was 30%. We literally were giving away solar for free. So when I accepted the job, I thought I was going to go door to door and just give it away for free. And then like the week I started, they're like, Hey, the rebate's gone away.Speaker 3 (00:22:28):You really guys, it's not free anymore. You need like 25 to $30,000 on every deal. And I'm like, what? I thought we gave stuff away for free. Well, what's going on with this. And so it kind of changed the game really quickly on me. Uh, I adjusted though. So then, um, once I figured out how to sell, I realized that it was a lot about understanding the benefits, understanding the tax taxes, really understanding how much money they would save because I was so new. It allowed me to adjust faster than the guys that have been doing it two years with this huge rebate and everything. And so the next, uh, three months I had made about a hundred sales, I think 102 sales in the next three months. So it really kicked in and I did really, really well. What's strange is you have these self limiting beliefs though.Speaker 3 (00:23:15):I always believed in ADT that I had to sell 30 deals a month and I really peaked out around the same thing. So it's almost like this mindset that I was a 30 deal a month, a rep I carried over into solar as well. And it's just recently that I realized that mindset's completely wrong listening to some of your podcasts with guys. I think you said recently you had someone on that sold 68 deals in a month. So more than double, more than double what I was selling. So I looked back saying, man, I wonder if I totally just carried over a self-belief from selling security that had nothing to do with solar, but I consistently would put up 30 deals a month. The cool thing about solar is there's commercial too. So my last month I killed it. Um, commission wise, I probably would've made somewhere around 280 5k in 30 days.Speaker 3 (00:24:00):So it was incredible. I went home, talked to my wife, we're super excited. We're like, man, this is it. We're making, we love this company. The company's like, Hey, by the way, we can actually afford to pay you that much. And we're nine months behind on install. And I'm like, oh wow, that's crazy. Some of you listening have probably heard words similar to that before, um, from a solar company. So I decided really quickly to go out on my own. Cause I was like, how much worse can it be if they can't pay me? And it takes nine months to install, I'm sure I can do better than that. So, um, the trouble was, I had to walk away from all of that commission and then, um, didn't have a lot of money in the bank. And so cause you know how far behind commissions are.Speaker 3 (00:24:41):So really I walked away from even more than that. And um, but I had no debt on my house and everything. So we had to sell our house. We had to cash out, 401k, invest, everything we had into starting a solar company. And when you tell your wife that it's time to sell the dream house, to go door to door again and sell more solar, it was a hard conversation. I'm so thankful that she supported me through that though and made that leap. Um, it took about three more years of making really minimal amount of money. I think I pulled maybe $30,000 a year out of my company. Okay. The first six months I, uh, you couldn't hire an EPC like you can now they just really didn't exist. Right? And so I had to hire a, uh, NAVSUP trainer to come in and train me to install.Speaker 3 (00:25:25):So the next six months I installed all my own jobs, uh, realized really, really quickly that I was bad at paperwork. So I had to hire administrative shin assistance and people do net metering. And then I realized I didn't like talking on the phone. So I had to hire, uh, an admin person to answer the phone. Then I had to hire, um, um, a phone sales person to answer all the incoming calls. And I'm like, man, this is crazy. Now I have like 14 people that work for me. I gotta, I gotta start making a lot more sales. So, uh, it was kind of the, you know, they say the, the mother of invention is necessity and that was it. I had to learn how to sell a lot more just to support the company, but selling 30 jobs a month, you know, a lot of solar companies don't even do that much.Speaker 3 (00:26:06):So me myself could go out and support my whole company, but then I just kept growing it. You know, when I brought on other sales guys and, but I stay very conservative. So a lot of owners, you know, brag about their, their fancy watches or the drive fancy cars right away. I always knew this was a long-term play for me. And if I was going to expand faster than my competitors, I had to do it, um, through really being wise with my resources. And so I reinvested almost all the money for three years. We lived on about $30,000 a year. Now I had retired from the military. So I lived in California, man. No, no. I lived in Missouri. Yeah. And started the company headquarters. I also had my military retirement. So the medical and I had some pinching coming. So I had more money that, but out of the company, I only pulled the very minimum that my CPA told me.Speaker 3 (00:26:52):I had to pay myself to be legitimate where I wouldn't have probably pay myself anything. And that allowed me to reinvest in marketing and tools and a better management. And you know, it's kind of crazy there for a while that everyone at my company was making more money than me. But at the same time, I knew that long-term, I was gonna make a lot more money than everyone else. So, you know, that's the old saying that you've all heard, but do things that others aren't willing to do. So that later on you can do a lot. And so that's what was able to happen in my life is that there's three years of really investment allowed us to build out a fully integrated solar company. And we were able to get into things that other companies weren't, you know, we go as far as doing the customer's taxes for up to five years after they buy solar, we do internal financing.Speaker 3 (00:27:35):Um, 2020, we did $50 million in internal solar, solar loans, ourselves without paying finance fees. So you just can't do that without a significant amount of resources, but you only have a significant amount of resources when you don't spend resources. And so it was, um, one of those things that we just chose to stay in Missouri, live frugally, know all of our installers. We have a very different, uh, formula to install. They all live out of Missouri and making 2020 $5 an hour in Missouri is incredible. You know, that they can live really well by their home buy nice cars. They live really well. And so they're willing to travel out of Missouri, take the solar panels and go to Minnesota or go to Florida or go to Texas or go to they'll drive all the way here to Vegas to, to install solar panels. Now we try to rack up several jobs in the same week and our teams are really well-trained.Speaker 3 (00:28:25):So a team of three guys can install a job in one day and so they can stack up, um, you know, two teams can travel out here to Vegas knockout, you know, quite a few jobs in 10 jobs in a week and then travel back, you know? And so it's just a different way to look at business. So we try to solve problems, not necessarily spending more money on it, but how do we actually solve the problem? You know, and the most people would say, well, let's just hire a big EPC in Vegas or California or Florida, because that's easier. Cause that also costs a lot of money. And so we make a lot more money in a lot more profit margin because of that. We're also what I would call a white glove service with doing the customer's taxes. So make sure your benefits to the client.Speaker 3 (00:29:07):We are probably one of the more expensive solar companies in the country, um, which is a hard thing, right? Like it's, it's means that some sales reps don't want to work for us because they want to sell for a more competitively priced company. What we do is a process called value stacking, where we believe that once your value stack exceeds the price, that it doesn't matter what the price is, the client will buy it. So we just try to deliver such a tremendous amount of value that we're still able to sell at a higher price. And then we have a very good margin and then we reinvest that margin. And so last year we were able to break $101 million in revenue. I'm extremely profitable. And uh, we owe no money. We have no debt. We have three years of operating capital on hand at all times now.Speaker 3 (00:29:51):So we're the only, debt-free um, three years worth of capital company. I know of specifically in solar, it's nearly unheard of, um, through COVID we had, um, 24 dealerships that were sub-dealers basically under our brand and we were able to support all of them and their reps through COVID. We're able to support all of our staff, even though we shut down operations for install, all the installers cup paid, all the office workers got paid. Wow. And so it's something we're pretty proud of, but it's also means that while other companies buy Ferrari's, I'm still going to be here in 10 years so they can enjoy their Ferrari's and I'll enjoy my, my safety net, uh, money in the bank. It also allows me to have money to help other companies. So I'm an investor in over 50 companies at this point and, um, own equity in those.Speaker 3 (00:30:36):And so, um, those create passive income streams for me, which help, but it's also just a way that I can help other companies because they need the money. And they, unfortunately, most of them weren't good at saving money. They were the guys buying the Bentleys or Ferrari's. And so they come to me and, uh, ended up needing to, to borrow some funds. And I'm happy to do it as long as it's going to help the company and help them longterm. And obviously it helps me if I can own a chunk of their company as well. For sure.Speaker 2 (00:31:01):And now that's one thing I've noticed about you. Jerry is you're very giving gay. I mean, I'm not part of your company or anything, but I come in here, Jerry treats me like family and he's like, dude, all I'll get you a hotel. First thing he says, when I come into their house here, it's like, Hey, I'll get you a hotel room. We don't have like the best beds and stuff here. I'm like down, like, dude, I'll sleep on my couch, no longerSpeaker 3 (00:31:22):Talking about it. And this is a house for doorknockers I ever real bad, but everyone else has twin size bunk beds. And there's a bunch of, bunch of them upstairs, but we were thinking, Hey man, this guy just drove five hours and now he's going to sleep in a bunk bed. We all kind of had this moment where we're like, we probably should have thought this thing through. So we were like, do you want to hotel? Are you cool? And he's like, no, I'm cool. And then right after he said, he's cool. I see one of our guys carrying in a queen size, like Peloton matches. I'm like, thank goodness that somebody went out and bought a bed for this guy. So, um, but yeah. So thanks for saying that, man. I, I believe in this, this theory about investing where, um, if you're investing in the right people, um, there's no bad investment.Speaker 3 (00:32:04):And so even though it may not make monetary sense today or tomorrow, I invest my time, energy and resources and money into people that I want long-term relationships with. Because even though you don't work for me and you may never work with me, or we may never do anything specifically together, maybe you, um, send me a referral and you're like, Hey, am I coming? He doesn't cover Maine because it's the polar opposite side of the country from San Diego. Could you, do you want this referral in Maine? And absolutely I would. And I'll figure out a way to get in and installed a main, even though my install crews, if they're listening right now, we're like, what's Jerry talking about, I don't want to go to Maine. We would figure it out and make money on it. So I just believe in being very giving.Speaker 3 (00:32:44):And I think people will reciprocate that now I'm not stupid about it. I don't give to everybody. I, I give of my time. Um, most sparingly my time is the resource that I can't get back money. I can make more of time. I can't. And so I invest my time into things like the mastermind into my company and to the people I mentioned or indefinitely into things like this podcast, which I think is going to bear fruit for both your podcast and my companies. So by being a sponsor. And so I look forward to, uh, developing our relationship and um, giving him next week, he's going to email me and be like, Hey man, I really need a new Tesla. I was just wondering if he could spot me 120 K cause it's a plan.Speaker 2 (00:33:23):Yeah. I'm not, that'd be the sponsor. Find me a TeslaSpeaker 3 (00:33:28):It's company is going to be like, why is the side of your Tesla say Pi Syndicate on it? That's really weird.Speaker 2 (00:33:35):Yeah. But no, I, I definitely agree with that cause um, I worked with, you know, several different companies at this point too. And um, we were having conversations before this out. You know, some people are more giving stuff than others. And uh, so I think it pays dividends as long as you're smart about it. Like you're saying is just be that guy. That's not like the cheap guy. That's like, oh, this guy is going to nickel and dime me. But if you're investing into relationships, especially, you know, on business level, um, I think it pays dividends. Like I just, matter of fact, last week I did my, a church mission in Columbia down there and that's one of the things and you know, these south American countries, a lot of them are super poor. And so I get hit up all the time about people, ask them for money and stuff like that. So yeah, you gotta get ready, selects selective. But I just sent, you know, 500 bucks last week for a family's funeral that I knew down there and yeah, like, they're like, oh, um, we'll pay you back. We promise, I know 99% chance. They're not going to be, they're not going to pay me back because you know, yeah.Speaker 3 (00:34:31):I've decided, I've decided that, um, I do sometimes give loans, but if, if it's, if you like that, and I think that you're right, you know, there's a good chance. They won't be able to pay you back. I'm very upfront with it and say, it's a gift. And then say, if you're ever at a time in your life where you can give something to somebody else, go ahead and do that because they're going to feel guilty if it's dead, right. They're good people. I'm sure they are. And eventually that's going to wear on them and it's going to impact their life negatively because they're not going to pay you back. Chances are, um, cause they may not have the resources and stuff like that to do that. And so, so think about doing stuff like that as gifts I give my time, lot, I gift things, not connected to any type of repayment.Speaker 3 (00:35:12):Um, and gifting seems to reward me a lot better than loans. So now in businesses, if you want, um, a hundred thousand dollar loan, I'll do that too, but that's a lot, normally stuff like that as somebody in need it, you know, give it as a gift and um, you'll see dividends of that. It also helps you feel a lot better right away. Like it felt good giving them a loan if you had made the decision to just give it to them as a gift, which is basically, it sounds like what you did. But if you had said that in your head, I'm going to give it as a gift and tell them I'm giving it as a gift. It would have had a little bit more positive impact even in your inside yourself. Um, you know, the gratitude that you felt, being able to help someone.Speaker 3 (00:35:48):And so it's a cool way to, to manage your money like that. That the thing that I, uh, one of the things I talk about when I talk about gifting though, is my time. And so I don't know if you've ever heard a term called time vampires, but I, I definitely believe in the concept that there's some people that just siphon away your time. And so while I'm very free to help people and to mentor them and stuff like that, be selective on who you help. Just like you said, you get hit quite a bit for money, the same thing with time. And you're an influential person. You have a lot of value to add to other people's lives, but you have to start being selective. And one of the rules that I've set for myself is that I only interact daily on a day to day basis with 10 people.Speaker 3 (00:36:29):So if I ever get to a point where I'm talking to someone every single day, I either need to figure out if there's somebody I'm mentoring or if they're somebody that needs to be communicating with one of my 10 people. Um, and I have a wife and four kids. So that means I only have five people outside of that to communicate with on a day-to-day basis. So my, my intimate little work circles about five and it makes for some hard decision-making. I talked to the general manager of solar solutions. Um, she's in training for all intensive purposes. She's the CEO. And, uh, I've talked to her one hour in the last week and she's running a multimillion dollar company for me. And I trust that she's doing a great job. Um, but I don't have time. Day-to-day, she's not by any means a time vampire she's listening, but, um, I don't have time.Speaker 3 (00:37:17):So, but making those decisions, even when they're hard decisions like not to talk to your GM every single day, um, mean that it makes it much easier to make a decision about talking to a friend from high school that just wants to chat about video games or fantasy football. Yeah, I cut. I cut them out pretty quickly because if I don't have time for, you know, my GM, I really don't have time for them either. And so setting up some type of structure in your life to make decisions based on time and who you're going to invest time in is very, very important to go a lot further in life if you invest your time correctly.Speaker 2 (00:37:50):Yeah. I agree. That's a good point. So yeah, for all our listeners, I think it's a good thing to do. If another thing I've talked about is just, you know, a time audit, just really tracking what you actually did with your hours, how you spent your time. It's a lot of times we think we're being super productive, smart with our time, and then we actually check it. We just spent two hours talking about fantasy football to someone or, you know, playing a game on the phone, whatever, things like that.Speaker 3 (00:38:15):Yeah. With strangers now that I, uh, last year I had done the math on, you know, how much money I was making per hour that I worked. And the number was much, much larger than what I had previously thought about it being. And, um, in the last few years, it's led me to really, really feel guilty about wasting my time. So like, I, I love video games. I love world of Warcraft back in the day and things like that. There's zero chance that I could open up a computer, get on world of Warcraft tonight and play for four hours without having this tremendous amount of guilt. You know, just because my time is, I know what my time's worth right now. And if someone would ask me, Hey, would you give me $25,000 to play world of Warcraft? I would say, no, I'm not going to give you 25 grand to play a video game. But that's exactly what we do in investing our time and activities that don't actually generate income or generate a better relationship with those around us is it's time that we're really, really stealing from ourselves. Yeah.Speaker 2 (00:39:12):A hundred percent. So now that's a good, a good point with that. And so going back a little bit at Jerry, um, something I wanted to ask you about, we were talking before we started recording here is just like you're saying, um, so many people just sell their prices low. Um, you said you're like one of the higher price companies that sell solar. And I think that's awesome. I started out with the company that was kind of similar to that. They tried to bundle in like some solar cleaning in some like a, I dunno, yearly checkup type things dated. It kind of found some loopholes around it. And I think it made a few customers mad cause they put in the fine print that they would only do that if the customer like contacted them. And It was kind of a, maybe not.Speaker 3 (00:39:54):Yeah. The whole thing about being the most expensive company is you also have to do the best job. And so you can get away with that. What's crazy is it's easier if you're a good salesperson to sell being the most expensive than it is being the cheapest. The only person that thinks it's easier to sell being the cheapest are bad salespeople. That's what it comes down to. You're probably not listening to this podcast. If you think the only way to sell is by lowering the price. That's probably not your target audience. People are trying to learn. They're trying to get better. We grade sales reps, um, AB and C sales reps, um, see sales reps are sell by being cheap. And that's how we remember it. If the only way that they can sell is by being the cheapest in the room and they're not selling based on anything else.Speaker 3 (00:40:39):Then they're a C sells rep. There is definitely room in the solar industry for C sales reps. So if you sell based on price, don't feel bad about it. Just either educate yourself to get better or find a company that really is the cheapest. And that's where you need to, to be out, to make money. Um, be sales reps are those that, um, really are good at one or two things. They either technical experts or they are expert closers. And it's one of two things they're either the best closer in the whole world. I would refer to like, um, Mike O'Donnell or, uh, Taylor McCartney, you know, incredible closers, but I know more about solar than either one of them. So the other, the other B sales rep is, um, someone that, um, is very, very technical. I would look at, um, you know, um, quite a few people in the marketplace that I would look at Jake Hess would be the one that comes to mind, very, very technical, closer, you know, through, um, his academy.Speaker 3 (00:41:34):He trains people how to be very technical. And then the AA sales rep is those that combine both. So yes, Taylor and Mike can definitely answer those technical questions or they know how to pivot really well. And so they're a sales reps because at the end of the day, phenomenal closers and they know everything they need to know about solar to get the sell closed. Now Taylor's kind of bizarre because he does know it just a little bit, but he's that good of a sales rep that he's still in a sales role. And I was talking about something one day. He's like, I don't even know what you're talking about. It's like, okay, I guess I'm more of a technical sales rep instead of as good of a closer isSpeaker 2 (00:42:11):PESI oh, you asked him one time. Like, I don't even know what an inverter is.Speaker 3 (00:42:15):That's what he told me. That's what we were talking about us. I went different numbers, to be honest, I don't know what you're talking about. He's like, but I sold the last 14 doors I knocked on and I was like, wow, that's a that's okay. There's definitely some benefit. I noticed that they and Jake has been hanging out and I'm like, well, uh, hopefully those guys learn a lot from each other because of your powerhouse. Um, but yeah, and so the sales reps are like that. We specifically hire the sales reps because they have to be good closers and they have to know a lot about the technical side. Cause we have to justify our higher price. And um, explain why we're higher. One of the things is we give her a warranties instead of just fake claims. We also give free maintenance, but we give a 25 year true labor warranty.Speaker 3 (00:42:56):Um, anything that goes wrong. A lot of guys in the solar industry don't realize, but they're selling, what's called a workmanship warranty. And under a workmanship warranty, you would assume that if say a panel stops working, that the company would come out and fix it for free without charging the customer a fee, the truth is a workmanship warranty covers bad workmanship. So if they installed it incorrectly, which caused the panel to stop working a good company would come out and fix it. But a good company would do that for free. Even without a warranty in writing, they would say, yeah, you're right. That's our fault. Let us fix that. So it's pretty much just acknowledging that, Hey, we're a good company, which is, which is nice of them to say there's a 20 five-year workmanship warranty, but, uh, under the warranty and most of the terms of that panel stops working.Speaker 3 (00:43:39):It's the manufacturer's fault. You would have to pay that solar company labor to come out and replace that solar panel. And there's almost zero sales reps that understand that concept. And I guarantee you no homeowner understands that concept. So when they get into these 25 year loans, when you talk about company evaluations and how to evaluate the value of a solar company, those that give away a workmanship warranty are basically locking in that customer on a service plan for the next 25 years, that increases the company evaluation because they know they're going to make X amount of money servicing that system over the next 25 years at a company like mine. It actually decreases our company value because we know that the relationship with that client will just cause, um, cost over the next 25 years. So, um, was very few companies like ours that are giving free labor away, true free labor for the whole time, but we definitely do.Speaker 3 (00:44:32):And so we align ourselves up with even our battery manufacturers are full 25 year warranties. So everything we do as a 25 year warranty or more included with labor too. So even the solar panels and the batteries, if we were to go out of business, uh, they'll hire an electrician to come out and service it. So it's just a different pitch, but a good sales rep always feels more comfortable being the guy saying, I'm the best buy for me, then I'm the cheapest, you know, let's, it's a good deal. Let's do this, you know? So you'll kind of weed, weed out those people that aren't quite as.Speaker 2 (00:45:03):Yeah, I know. Yeah. It's interesting. If you go to these like marketing conferences and stuff, and then the online marketing and they say, there's no competitive advantage to being like, you know, unless I made all of the pack pricing, you're either like the cheapest or you're in the most expensive and you add more value, but there's no like advantage at all as being kind of like middle soSpeaker 3 (00:45:23):No, and you kind of disregard all the middle companies too. Um, and so I, I definitely think one of our strategies is we know we're going to be the most expensive. So we get that out of the way right away. We tell them we are, we actually tell them to shop around. And if they choose to go with a cheaper company, we'll even pay $50 per quote, that they give us from the other companies that they've shopped around with. So we encourage them to give us, go shop around with four quotes and then we'll come back and be the final one in the door, propose our price a hundred percent of the time. They're expecting us to undercut the cheapest bid. Um, cause they think it's a gimmick, right? You're giving me these quotes, you're going to undercut their price and then try to close me a hundred percent of the time.Speaker 3 (00:46:01):We make sure we're more expensive. In fact, if we're not the most expensive person, we raise our price by a thousand dollars and make sure because it's easier to sell in the most expensive. Now, not everyone buys though. And so just like a car lot, you you're the most expensive your Lamborghini dealership or whatever. That's how we treat it. But at the end of the day, if you say it's too expensive and you're getting ready to walk out, we say, hold on, wait a minute. Let's see if we can throw something else in. So we try to do value, add. So we may replace their air conditioner or we may help replace the roof or whatever it is. But very rarely will we do just a straightforward discount. We're never going to be like, okay, you're right. Let us let us price it out for $10,000 cheaper. There's probably not going to be us, but we'll win.Speaker 2 (00:46:42):Yeah. I think that's awesome. Because especially in California, there's no excuse for people to be selling like rock bottom prices. I mean, San Diego, you can sell a system, you know, $6 a watt, super expensive, and you're still saving them. You're still cutting their bill by 30%. Yeah. So it's like these companies that try to sell rock bottom line, what are you guys doing? We're still saving the customers.Speaker 3 (00:47:03):I think we all need to be on the same team, right? Like, um, I think there's places out there for the cheapest guys. The problem is, um, those guys need to go move to Missouri or Kansas or somewhere with 10 cent per watt, kilowatt hours of they want to sell cheap California. You're not competing against each other. You're competing against a utility company. So $6 a watt is completely fair price to charge. If you're versing the utility company, what that allows you to do as a company is make more profit. There is absolutely nothing wrong with profit. If you're helping the client, because that means you can take that profit and go make more clients. You can spend more money on marketing. You can spend more money on paying your people. You can spend more money on office space. You can do everything you can to grow.Speaker 3 (00:47:47):And at the end of the day, we all want to have more solar customers. We all believe the solar is good for the environment. And so at the end of the day, our mission is to sell as many people as we can. And people get twisted. People that are new to business think selling cheaper will help them sell more. It absolutely will. Not their resources you gain from selling a fairly priced product. That's beating out your competitor, which is the utility company is the correct price. And so I would never charge somebody. One of my ethical roles is I never charge more than what they're paying on the utility company. So solar solutions is a little different. They have to be able to pay the system off within 10 years through savings. And they have to be able to have a payment that's cheaper than their utility bill from day one, or we won't quote them.Speaker 3 (00:48:30):The system will tell them that they w we don't advise them to go solar in California. That wouldn't happen very often though. It's so good of a deal for everybody. Even as $6 a watt, you should be doing that, just make sure you're not going out and buying Ferrari's. You need to be reinvesting that money in yourself. And for you specifically in your podcast and your recruiting budget to help others come on board, because you're not going to be able to sell a prices like that forever. And we know that. So you use those resources to expand, to grow, to really make a dent in the industry. And it's so cool. I, I learned something from you earlier. We were talking to our guys about how saturated Las Vegas is. I don't think anyone would argue that San Diego's, if not the most saturated market, one of the most saturated markets in the United States, very cool market.Speaker 3 (00:49:17):And you still go out and door knock every day, and you still run into people that need solar and once solar. So it's incredible. We, we need to stop thinking of the scarcity mindset, where we're competing against other solar companies. We're still not even in San Diego. We're not. Um, and the truth is you mentioned it too, but those companies may knock the door once and you're going to knock the door five or more times. And so, um, I'm okay with competition as long as I'm better than them. And it sounds like you're, you're beating them so that that's healthy competition. Um, and so I think that that's a really cool thing to think about. We all need to keep our prices higher because in San Diego, if you can sell $6 a watt in the most competitive thing in the whole United States, that everybody should be pricing their structure out right below the utility company, let's do better than the utility company. But that means I operate in mainly the Midwest states. That means we don't sell as high in Kansas. We don't sell high in Texas. We don't sell as high at all in Tennessee. So it, it just all depends on where you're at, what their pricing is because the utility is the competitor, not, not the other solar companies. Yeah.Speaker 2 (00:50:21):I think that's a good rule to go by though, cause you don't want to charge them way more than they're paying forSpeaker 3 (00:50:26):Electricity. Heard some interesting guys pitch it. And if they knocked on my door, their ride, I probably would've bought it cause they're good enough to pitch, pitch it as an investment. Um, my individual role with investing is I want my money back within 10 years. I want it to completely be liquid. And, and that's really comes into about a 7% compounded interest rate or above. And so, um, I wouldn't personally make an investment that, that wasn't going to happen. I put all my money into investments like that. So why would solar be anything different if I'm going to put it on my house? I still want that kind of ROI. And so, um, I think I just ethically on a personal side, uh, that's translated to the ethics of my company to say, look, we're not going to sell it unless, unless they meet the standard for Jerry thinking, it's a good thing.Speaker 3 (00:51:13):Right? And that's my standard. There's, there's been some guys though that I talked to that view it as a financial investment in states that have very low prices and I don't think they're wrong. And there's also a lot of speculation about the price of utilities, really jumping up over the next three years. A good friend of mine, Mike [inaudible] talks about it. He's extremely convincing, right? Like he's the guy that I've listened to enough where I'm like, you know what, even if they are spending $20 more a month, Mike's probably right. It's, it's going to be okay. It's just not a company thing that we do. So that's our litmus test is we try to price it right below. Um, but definitelySpeaker 2 (00:51:48):Don't price it a dollar 85 watt. I think we can all agree that if you're the guy out there selling at a dollar 85, a watt, you need to listen to the podcast more often and learn how to sell more because there's no reason to do that. And at the end of the day, what I tell customers that are getting an incredible deal as I run the numbers and I say, Hey, your sales reps making $500 on this deal. Uh, who is it? Oh, it a power I've never heard of power. That's interesting. It must be a power app. Um, the sold out for a $500 commission. And I say, think about this, it's a 25 year agreement. Uh, you, you need customer service for the next 25 years. If something goes wrong, right. They're like, yeah, nice. Well, how much do you think the $21 a year is going to buy you in time for that guy to pick up the phone and answer your questions?Speaker 2 (00:52:33):The truth is, think of his commission, like prepaying to have an advocate for you for the next 25 years. And in my opinion, $500 is not enough money for a 25 year relationship. So we need to pay our reps well enough that they're do very good customer service or the company needs to make enough profit that they take that role on themselves. That the rep isn't the one responsible for customer service and taking care of. Cause if we sell somebody a $25,000 system, it is definitely our responsibility to take care of them for the next 25 years. Like that's, that's just the way it is. That's our job. Yeah. So yeah, I just got a call actually like a couple hours ago from Gaia sold four years ago. Call me just barely ins. Yeah. Luckily I made more than 500 bucks, but yeah, that's a good point though. Like I'm only making 500 bucks and it's a guy that's taken up all this time. That's time suck then. Uh, yeah. It's um, like you want to be making, you know, your time worth some money for sure. Yeah. Um, and yeah, the other thing that's, uh, I forget, I forget the question. I was going to ask you where I was going with.Speaker 3 (00:53:41):Well, we were talking a little bit, uh, before we started and you were, you were basically saying, um, you know, why did I step away from solar solutions? And, um, you know, I thought that was a really interesting question that I wanted to say for the podcast. Yeah. So the reason why is because I, I believe that the solar industry is at its peak right now. I think it's incredible. It's the new gold rush. Everyone we know in sales should be going into solar right now. It is the biggest opportunity. If you're not telling your friends and family members and neighbors, neighbors, that they should be selling solar, and they're working at a library or they're working at Starbucks, you're doing them a disservice. You should be so convicted that it's time to get into solar, that I needed to transition what I'm doing to align with that.Speaker 3 (00:54:26):So if I believe everybody should get into solar, that I need to build a company that isn't one of the most difficult sales processes that requires a rep like you with all your knowledge, to go out and sell for $6 a watt, I would need to do something more moderate. So energy co is meant to recruit anybody. You know, we're here at a recruiting class. I'm glad that you're able to say Hey to them while you were here. And there's some kids are now in this class that are 18 years old. There's not a lot of solar companies. I'd be excited about hiring a 18 year old. Right. And I had to go back to a training model that allowed me to recruit literally anybody off the street. Like I worked in a Starbucks that teacher, the person that's struggling. Cause they got a degree in psychology and they haven't worked since they graduated.Speaker 3 (00:55:12):They're like, what just happened? I paid all this money for a degree and I don't have a job. I wanted to go back to the days, like when we worked at security or pest control that literally anybody could do it. Right? Like you just had to knock doors. Solar gets more complicated than that sometimes. And so our whole concept here at energy co is a division of labor. So we split it into the, the setter, the educator and the closer they work together as a team, you know, there's a whole bunch of people that can set cause anybody can set just like in pest control security. He just got to say, even if they're terrible and they're like, Hey, do you want solar? Eventually somebody's going to say yes. Whereas the educator's a little bit harder. You've got to explain the one-on-ones and how solar works.Speaker 3 (00:55:51):But there are a whole bunch of second grade teachers out there that would absolutely love to make money per job. Um, in 30 minutes of work, right? And then our closers are definitely the rarest people. It takes a very specific skillset. And so w

Across The Pond Golf Podcast
Q-school and Lamborghini's

Across The Pond Golf Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 50:01


This week Sinead and Logan talk about Q-School for the Korn Ferry Tour and what it costs.  Big announcement as the European Tour changes its name and increases its purse and global reach for its 50th season.   They're also adding more events in different countries and the big question, what impact will this have on the PGA TOUR?  Sinead asks for some tips on winter golf and Logan is happy to share, despite Sad Diego not having winters.  Sinead shares a hole-in-one story from the LPGA, here's a hint, they won a car!  Logan mentions that Ms. Korda didn't know that she was ranked #1 in the world as well as some interesting bits of news from the LPGA.  A historic week for the hosts as they both pick winners; does Logan close the gap?   Please share, rate and review. Also check us out at atpsports.nethttps://linktr.ee/atpsports

Hustle Like a Stripper
114. Dr. Luke Perry: Raw-Dogging the emotional landscape in a Luscious Lamborghini with Miki Fox

Hustle Like a Stripper

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 75:49


Our lovely host sits down to chat with an extra special guest Miki Fox to hear her incredible story and learn a thang or too about trauma, coping, and overcoming!It's quite the ride and you won't want to miss it! Sign up for Luscious Lamborghini, get the pre-sale price, before 11/14:https://luscious-lifestyles.mykajabi.com/lusciouslambopresale

This Is For Us: An Asian American Podcast
David "Panda" Chen (Former Deloitte Partner/Serial Entrepreneur/Venture Capitalist) - Letting Go Of Your Ego (Growing up dirt poor, becoming one of the youngest partners at Deloitte despite being a college dropout, finding true happiness & m

This Is For Us: An Asian American Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 45:12


For today's Spotlight episode, I'm excited to welcome David "Panda" Chen to the show.David Chen is a venture Capitalist, Serial Entrepreneur, board member of multiple companies, Motivational Speaker, Former Deloitte Managing Partner, and host of the Pandanomics podcast. Today we're going to learn about how David went from poverty to becoming a successful serial entrepreneur. If you're interested in business and entrepreneurship and love hearing about the rags to riches story, then you're going to enjoy this one. Hopefully, we'll learn some things or two from a seasoned veteran. In this episode, we discuss:- Growing up extremely poor to the point where having an egg sandwich for lunch was considered a good day- Knowing your niche- Asians fail because we don't support each other- Not having any mentors or role models while going through life- Having everything in the world but still felt unhappy- Chasing things that don't matter - Everyone can buy a Lamborghini if they work hard enough, but nobody can buy character- If you could start a business tomorrow, what would it be?- How big e-sport will becomeYou can follow David on Instagram at @davidchenpanda.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/asianmenswear)

Two Crazy Scoops
$4 E14 "We Became Digital Billionaires"

Two Crazy Scoops

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 65:21


Lamborghini's, owls, power tools, crypto currency, flying drone cars, glass forming. There's a lot of topics in this episode and we end it with audience responses. Antino may or may not have brought an instrument to this podcast and you may or may not hear AO attempt to play it. Enjoy! --- 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/twocrazyscoops/message

What is UX?
S4E2 An Interview with Morten Winther, Sr Staff UX Designer at Volkswagen Group of America Innovation and Engineering Center

What is UX?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 43:09


Morten Winther is a lead UX designer originally from Denmark but now in the Bay Area. He approaches design strategically and strives to ensure the future doesn't turn into a Sci-Fi dystopia. Morten's worked as a UX consultant and collaborated with organizations like Amazon, Absolut Vodka, and the Danish government, and he's currently shaping the future of mobility at Volkswagen Group Innovation.In this episode, we talked about:Things to consider to become a sustainable lead design companyResearch and Development designMorten's role in VW Group Innovation Center CaliforniaCreating bold new ideas - sort of mobility and automotive for the Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Porsche brands.Voice designCreative confidence & imposter syndromeMorten's mentorship life at ADPlistWhat is a good design?And MUCH MORE!Links and Resources:https://www.linkedin.com/in/mowinther/https://mortenwinther.dk/Best Interface is No Interface - https://amzn.to/3F19IdjErika Hall, Mule Design: https://muledesign.com/blog

SWEA-podden - livet som svensk utomlands

Vår stuntförare i Hollywood Stina Hübinette är stuntförare, hon ersätter skådespelare när de ska köra bil, gärna i hög fart med sladdar i sidled,  s.k. drifting. Hon har gjort stuntkörningar åt kända skådespelerskor som Sofia Vergara, Naomi Scott och Brie Larson och medverkat i filmer som Charlie's Angels med mera. 2005 flyttade Stina från Umeå i Norrland till USAs västkust där Samuel, hennes framtida man, då redan hade en karriär inom drifting och som stuntförare. I början, när Stina höll på att etablera sig, hände det att hon fick kommentarer som “Du som är en blond tjej, kan du verkligen köra?” Men hon vann över många killar på racingbanan och 2008 fick hon sitt första reklamjobb för Chevrolet. Efter att ha fått tre barn, har hennes karriär som stuntförare nu tagit fart och särskilt efter att Stina och Samuel spelade in en reklamvideo med deras egen Lamborghini, en av världens snabbaste bilar. Filmen spreds snabbt i sociala medier och fick miljontals visningar. Men vad saknar hon hemifrån Sverige? Och vad är framtidsplanerna? Och vad tycker Stina om USA? Lyssna på avsnittet med Stina Hübinette, som för övrigt också är medlem i SWEA Orange County.   Hemsida YouTube Stina Hübinette i Expressen Följ Stina i Sociala medier Facebook Instagram  

Parrish The Thought
Austin Pritchard | From loser to a Lamborghini

Parrish The Thought

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 62:48


My guest today is a young man who, only three short years ago, was depressed, broke, rejected by family and friends. Drudging through dead end jobs, working himself to the bone for a meager $10/hour barely making payments on a Toyota Corolla. Since then he has risen, literally, to the top of the door to door sales industry ending his 2021 season with over a million dollars in sales and over 1200 accounts sold becoming THE number one sales agent in the industry. His reward. At age 23 he was able to pay cash for a Lamborghini Gallardo. He truly is in a league of his own. Please help me in welcoming Austin Pritchard as we take a journey from the dark spaces of the heart and mind to the pinnacle of his existence...at least for now. He is only 23. #AptiveSales #AustinPritchard #NeverGiveUp #10XYourLife #SalesGoals #ParrishTheThought #ParrishTheThoughtPodcast #NumberOneSalesAgent #SpeakItIntoExistence #ThereIsAlwaysMore #NeverEnough #GOAT #BuildYourself #Mentor #VisionBoards #Dreams #YourFirstMillion --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/parrishthethought/message

The Nomad Capitalist Audio Experience
Jim Rogers: Adventure Capitalism in 2021, Bitcoin, and Trump

The Nomad Capitalist Audio Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 44:31


Wondering what's the value of USA citizenship in 2021 and which markets are disastrous nowadays? Find the answers in this video as Andrew interviews Jim Rogers, an ''Adventure capitalist,'' American investor, financial commentator, and author of best-selling books. Watch as they discuss Jim's journey from Alabama to Singapore, the future of the USA, and why he regrets not buying Bitcoin. 00:00 Start 00:58 ‘'Adventure Capitalist'' 02:20 The World In 2021 04:09 Was adventure the main thing you? 08:20 African Capital Markets 2021 09:24 The future of Africa 11:37 About US citizenship 13:04 Turkey and the European Union 14:35 Venezuela 15:17 About Trump 17:31 Culture in the USA 19:10 Where wealthy people should move? 20:08 Wealth tax 20:57 Life in Singapore 23:19 Second citizenship 24:51 Where should you live and invest? 26:00 Move abroad with kids 28:43 How become successful 29:58 About Bitcoin 32:18 Worldwide Bureaucracy 34:08 The economy of America 35: 05 Russian and Japanese stock market 37:49 ‘' Farmers will drive Lamborghinis.'' 38:51 a Lack of competition 40:03 Who should live in London and New York? https://nomadcapitalist.com/ Andrew Henderson and the Nomad Capitalist team are the world's most sought-after experts on legal offshore tax strategies, investment immigration, and global citizenship. We work exclusively with seven- and eight-figure entrepreneurs and investors who want to "go where they're treated best". Work with Andrew: https://nomadcapitalist.com/apply/ Andrew has started offshore companies, opened dozens of offshore bank accounts, obtained multiple second passports, and purchased real estate on four continents. He has spent the last 12 years studying and personally implementing the Nomad Capitalist lifestyle. Our growing team of researchers, strategies, and implementers add to our ever-growing knowledge base of the best options available. In addition, we've spent years studying the behavior of hundreds of clients in order to help people get the results they want faster and with less effort. About Andrew: https://nomadcapitalist.com/about/ Our Website: http://www.nomadcapitalist.com Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=nomadcapitalist Buy Andrew's Book: https://amzn.to/2QKQqR0 DISCLAIMER: The information in this video should not be considered tax, financial, investment, or any kind of professional advice. Only a professional diagnosis of your specific situation can determine which strategies are appropriate for your needs. Nomad Capitalist can and does not provide advice unless/until engaged by you.

50 Shades of Blue
EP 72 - Would you jump over a Lamborghini coming at you at 75 mph for $200k?

50 Shades of Blue

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 66:11


In this random episode, I bring back some old high school friends that were there in my OG podcast days. We go over a series of hypothetical scenarios that Jake comes up with to help facilitate entertaining conversation (if we do say so ourselves). The Lamborghini hypothetical is one of a few involving swimming in a pool with a tiger shark, driving over 100 mph to a destination a few hours away, etc. It's definitely a hodgepodge of topics. Enjoy! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/harper-anderson/support

Le Grand Fromage
Ep. Cinquante-quatre: It's like using your Lamborghini to get groceries.

Le Grand Fromage

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 41:39


Things we learned this week: If there are no crumbs, it wasn't flaky. Croque Monsieur is a ham & cheese sandwich for the Irish. And the most common roux in Australia is Kanga-roux. Sorry, that was uncalled for.

Girl Boss Coaches
When A Lamborghini Decreases Status

Girl Boss Coaches

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 8:20


"Money is captured energy" . www.LouiseCourville.co/famous Topic: Instant Authority Secrets Date: Thursday, November 17, 2021 Time: 3:00 p.m. Eastern   On this Free webinar we'll cover how to INSTANTLY set yourself apart from the competition and enjoy the recognition you deserve as THE authority in your market.    

Autobahn Country Club Podcast
068: 2021 Year in Review Mark McFarlane and Ben Hasbrouck

Autobahn Country Club Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021


Love thy Lawyer
Arash Homampour - Southwestern

Love thy Lawyer

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 25:29


lovethylawyer.comA transcript of this podcast is easily available at lovethylawyer.com.Go to https://www.lovethylawyer.com/blog for transcripts. https://www.homampour.com/Arash Homampour is a trial lawyer and founder of The Homampour Law Firm, a nine lawyer firm that represents individuals in catastrophic injury/wrongful death, employment and insurance bad faith matters throughout the State. The Homampour Law Firm is considered one of the top trial law firms in the State with record setting verdicts (twelve 8 figure and fifteen 7 figure verdicts) along with many outlier settlements. His firm has taken on the biggest and most formidable of Defendants, including Volkswagen, Lamborghini, Toyota, Nissan, Sunbeam Products, the State of California, Costco Stores, Farmers Insurance Exchange, Allstate Insurance, Daimler Trucks of North America, and Louisville Ladder. His verdicts and his firm's settlements are routinely considered to be outlier and record setting.His firm specializes in what they call “Underdog” or “David v. Goliath” litigation where they represent one individual client that is taking on a public entity, large employer, industry or manufacturer in an effort to change and/or stop unlawful or unsafe conduct for the good of others and the community. They are frequently involved in litigation that involves multiple defendants and multiple law firms with unlimited resources.  While also a last-minute trial firm, they also handle cases from intake to trial and through appeals (including the California Supreme Court.)In 2021, he was the 5th ranked lawyer in Southern California by Super Lawyers in all practice areas. He was previously named one of the top 30 Plaintiff lawyers in the State by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. He was the recipient of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles 2018 Ted Horn Memorial Award, presented to the lawyer who has provided outstanding service to the Association and the legal community. He also received trial attorney of the year awards from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and the Ventura County Trial Lawyers the Association. In 2007, he was named one of the Top 20 Attorneys Under the Age of 40 by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.  Louis Goodman www.louisgoodman.com louisgoodman2010@gmail.com 510.582.9090  Musical theme by Joel Katz, Seaside Recording, Maui Technical support: Bryan Matheson, Skyline Studios, Oakland  We'd love to hear from you.  Send us an email at louisgoodman2010@gmail.com. Please subscribe and listen. Then tell us who you want to hear and what areas of interest you'd like us to cover.  Please rate us and review us on Apple Podcasts.   

Andrew Petty is Dying
We All Leave in a Hearse

Andrew Petty is Dying

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 68:30


Life and Death exist side-by-side every day in the ER. Veteran ER physician and life philosopher, David Talbott, has spent almost 30 years in those trenches.  In this episode, David shares what he's learned about how to live well, how to die well, and how to use Mortality to your advantage.  But it's not just his time in the ER that has taught David what he shares with us today. His personal life has had its fair share of heartache and tragedy, and David draws vulnerably from those experiences, too, as he exhorts us to make the most of our one-and-only lives.  MY exhortation to you? Tune in to the full episode, and don't let it go in one ear and out the other or simply entertain your curiosity about what it's like to do the work that David does. It's more than dramatic stories from the frontlines of medicine. It's a study in the human condition derived from one man's encounters with thousands of people staring Death in the face. Someday, maybe even some day soon, YOU will stare death in the face. Paint yourself into these stories. Imagine that it's YOU approaching your final breath. Pull Mortality CLOSE and accept its inevitability. Let David's hard-won wisdom sink deep into your soul and show up in the way you live so that when it's your time to die, you can die courageously, graciously, and free of regrets.    Remembering Dennis Franks, My Guest on Episode 034 I pushed pause on the interview to bring listeners some sad news.  Dennis Franks, my guest on episode 034, died suddenly on Saturday, October 16, at the age of 68. He leaves behind his wife, Nancy--who played a life-saving role in Dennis' life-changing encounter with Mortality many years ago--two grown daughters, and three grandkids.  I didn't know Dennis well, but the time I did spend with him for the podcast made it clear to me that he had a huge heart and a voracious appetite for life. He was laser-focused on making every day count and making his life matter. He loved his family deeply. And he served thousands in their pursuit of financial independence through his work at Market America--which he saw as more of a mission than a profession. And one thing's for certain: Dennis had a lot more living he wanted to do.  If you haven't tuned in to Dennis' episode, I hope you will. After you listen, take a minute to share what his Story meant to you on one of my social media posts created in his honor on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Life is short, folks.    Memorable Quotes from David Talbott I think that when you look at life, you can say why me, but the reality is, why not you? The reality is from the day we're born, we're all a statistic waiting to happen. We just haven't been introduced to the lethal details. Did you live, did you love, did you matter? Too many of us focus on longevity and we forget the quality of our lives. The quality of our life is predicated so much on what we focus on. I think the most important conversations are the ones you have with yourself in the mirror every day. There is no growth without friction. So many times we as humans put ourselves in our own prison, and we're the only one with the key, and we don't even realize it. That which is gained with little effort is esteemed of little value. You can come to the ER in a Lamborghini or a taxi, but we all eventually leave in a hearse.  In life it's not so much when and how you die; it's how you live. It's a courageous thing to allow somebody to die with dignity and grace. Discipline is weighed in ounces, but regret is weighed in pounds.   Making It Matter in Your Life Today What will it take for you to take the reality of your Mortality even more seriously and let it begin to change your life today?  Don't let it take an actual crisis.  Instead, create a life-saving crisis within yourself today by courageously embracing the Mortality Mindset. Commit to it as a discipline. With practice, we can approximate the impact of a real encounter with Mortality by continually reminding ourselves of its inevitability and making day-to-day real-world decisions in light of it. As David said, "discipline is weighed in ounces, but regret is weighed in pounds." Here's one simple exercise to get you started: Read at least 10 obituaries from various sources. Mix it up: read a few from the New York Times, a few from your local paper, and a few from small-town papers, too. What sticks out to you? How does it affect you to read about other people's deaths and the lives they lived? Next, write your own obituary as if you'd lived the best life you can imagine, a life you are immensely proud of. Then, begin to make adjustments in your life RIGHT NOW that will increase the likelihood that THAT obituary will become a reality.  This is your one and only life. Make it count.    Your Opinion Matters If this show has been meaningful to you, please rate it and leave a review on your favorite podcast app. Your feedback encourages others to tune in to this life-affirming, world-changing message. Thank you!   Let's Create Your Best Life Together Connect with me to learn more about how a powerful, confidential 1-1 coaching partnership or participation in a Graveyard Group can help you live even more courageously and die regret-free.  Find me on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, visit my website, or email me.    Connect with David Talbott Email | LinkedIn    Follow Andrew Petty is Dying & Leave a Review Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher   If You Liked This Episode, I Think You'll Like These, Too Ep. 034 | Lessons from the Chair: Redefining Disability, Avoiding the Victim Cave, and the Path to Personal Power Ep. 018 | Life's 3 Big Questions: A Conversation with the Coroner

Locked On White Sox - Daily Podcast On The Chicago White Sox
Episode 354: World Series, Luis Robert's Lambo

Locked On White Sox - Daily Podcast On The Chicago White Sox

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 31:24


In this episode of Locked On White Sox, we take a look at what the World Series has taught us so far, and why Luis Robert and his fondness for Anime and Lamborghinis scares us. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

SeventySix Capital Leadership Series
89) CEO of NFT PRO Christian Ferri - SeventySix Capital Leadership Series

SeventySix Capital Leadership Series

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 46:07


On this week's SeventySix Capital Leadership Series, Wayne Kimmel interviewed Christian Ferri, Founder & CEO of SeventySix Capital's new portfolio company NFT PRO. Ferri founded NFT PRO, the #1 enterprise white label NFT solution for global brands. NFT PRO provides turnkey solutions – creating, minting, marketing, and selling NFTs from a brand's website and digital properties making the customer experience seamless and on-brand. NFT PRO has several high-profile clients such as Juventus, Atari and Lamborghini. Ferri was formerly a consultant at PwC and served as Executive Director at Blockchain Compliance Foundation. He has been an advisor to several companies on their blockchain and NFT strategy, including Lottery.com, Skillchain, and Atari, before founding NFT PRO. Tune in to find out more!

Marketing The Invisible
How to Monetize Your Podcast without Selling Your Soul – In Just 7 Minutes with James McKinney

Marketing The Invisible

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 8:40


 Find out real founder direct tactics to help build your business Learn about real conversations and remove all those false expectations Find out how podcasts help you grow your business at the same time support other entrepreneurs Resources/Links: Get FREE access to Grindology magazine digital publication: https://grindology.com/pages/farmgirl Summary Are you struggling to monetize your podcast? Have you thought of finding real conversations straight to the founders who build businesses so you can replicate their mindset? Do you want real tactics that truly work and not just inspire? James McKinney is a serial entrepreneur with a cemetery full of failed startups. Those failures are what led him to establish The Startup Story podcast as well as Grindology. In this episode, James McKinney shares how the challenges you come across are not solely your own; other business owners experience them, too. The reason why you need to connect with other entrepreneurs and share ideas with them -- they may have thoughts and ways that can apply to yours. Check out these episode highlights: 01:24 - Jame's ideal client: "My ideal client would be any entrepreneur, anybody with a side hustle, anybody who's maybe working a nine to five and has a book full of dreams and ideas." 01:47 - The problem he helps solve: "The problem that I'm solving is, I'm bringing real founder direct tactics to you, the listener, not the thought leaders, not those who are just posing in front of a Lamborghini, we're talking real tactics from real business builders." 02:46 - Symptom's clients are facing before meeting James: "They have this idea, this false expectation because of the headlines in the media, there's an idea that you have to be a technical founder in order to create some type of SaaS solution." 04:17 - The common mistakes people make before meeting James: "The biggest thing is they go all in too early." 05:12 - James one Valuable Free Action: "Listen to the podcast that's free but you would be amazed for all of you listening and watching. Just reach out to someone as an aspirational goal in your sector market. You may have a product that you want to bring to market, you're like, this person has done this already. Reach out on LinkedIn. I say it in every episode, start for entrepreneurs, support other entrepreneurs, and that is so true." 06:05 - James Valuable Free Resource (VFA): Get your FREE subscription to Grindology's magazine. Click here: https://grindology.com/pages/farmgirl 07:01 - Q: Are the problems that are unique to entrepreneurship, whatever it may be -- cash flow, hiring practices, marketing, whatever the case may be, are they truly unique, or are they really just unique to you? A: They are simply unique to you. The challenges you are facing have been faced by hundreds if not thousands of entrepreneurs before you. They are just unique to you. Do not isolate yourself; connect with other entrepreneurs. Tweetable Takeaways from this Episode: “Do not isolate yourself, connect with other entrepreneurs. Brainstorm, ask the questions, have the discussions, find out what other people have learned in their journey and watch how applicable it is to yours.” -James McKinneyClick To Tweet Transcript (Note, this was transcribed using a transcription software and may not reflect the exact words used in the podcast) Tom Poland 00:10 Greetings everyone, and a warm welcome to another edition of Marketing the Invisible. My name is Tom Poland beaming out to you as always from on the white sand next to the big blue ocean at little Castaways Beach in Queensland, Australia, joined today by James McKinney. James, good day, Sir. A very warm welcome from down under. Whereabouts are you located? James McKinney 0:28 In the beautiful state of Texas, United States,

The Business Method Podcast: High-Performance & Entrepreneurship
Ep.526 ~ Taking Entrepreneurs to Drive Luxury Race Cars, Rally Race Trucks, Shoot Guns Out of Helicopters & Play Laser-Tag in Stunt Planes....it‘s happening!

The Business Method Podcast: High-Performance & Entrepreneurship

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 20:22


Exotic Cars, Off-Road Racing, Laser-Tag in the Air, & Blowing Things Up Yes...it sounds unreal but it is not! We are taking a group of entrepreneurs to Vegas for a week of driving the most exotic cars in the world, jumping off-road Rally Race trucks, shooting military grade weapons out of a helicopter, playing laser-tag in stunt planes.... ....and we might do a bit of networking and ideation while there as well!   Have you ever played Grand Theft Auto? Remember that game where you navigate through the city and steal Lamborghinis, blow things up, shoot top grade military weapons at drug dealers, drive off-road and fly planes that you stole from the Cartel? Grand Theft Auto became one of the most popular video games of all time and even if you aren't into gaming there is a chance you played GTA and enjoyed it at least once in your life. We wanted to recreate that experience for the thrill seeking entrepreneurs out there, minus of course the actual stealing, shooting people, and looting. :P So we're going to Las Vegas February 2022 to drive exotic high-performance cars around a race track, race Rally trucks off-road, shoot military grade weapons out of a helicopter, and play laser-tag in actual stunt planes flown by actual stunt pilots…. Yes you heard me right...we will be playing laser-tag - dog fighting style - in actual stunt planes! And everyone attending will be established entrepreneurs already running successful businesses. 

Testing Normal
#119 - Tik Tok, NFTs, and banks doing weird things

Testing Normal

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021


We have things to talk about, but its been a busy week. So if its more scattered than normal you know why. We want to chat about some Tik Tok happenings, Crypto, NFT (Like what is it and why do we keep seeing things about it?), probably some China happenings, banks being strange, and whatever else comes up in the comments or questions.If you like the music check out the artist here: theearthonfireIntro song links: Spotify Apple MusicPlease subscribe to us on YouTube and Rumble to watch videos after they are published.Follow us on Instagram for random funny picsFollow us on Facebook to get notified of LIVE! episode recordings and to join the chat!Links discussed in episode:Tesla-Hertz Blockbuster Deal Paves Way to Take EVs MainstreamMastercard Partners With Bakkt to Bring Cryptocurrency Payments to the MassesIS MASTERCARD PLANNING UNIVERSAL INTEGRATION OF CRYPTO?October 22-24, 2021 | Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayYellen Describes How Proposed Billionaire Tax Would WorkSEC Gets Path to Rein In Stablecoins as U.S. Weighs New RulesTIL:TIL that in the 60s, the Dutch were so frustrated with the government's monopoly on TV that they built an artificial island in the North Sea to transmit uncensored television. Eventually, the Netherlands legally expanded its maritime claim and the military raided the island by air.TIL Ferrucio Lamborghini was a successful tractor manufacturer and car enthusiast who created the Lamborghini car after Enzo Ferrari refused to entertain Lamborghini's advice on how to make his car better.TIL children's sleepwear in the US is required to be flame resistant and self-extinguishingShower Thoughts:A 100lb cat is much scarier than a 100lb dog.Lifetime warranties really mean the company's lifetime, not yours.Flat-mooners don't really get that much attention.QR codes are the opposite of Captchas. Unreadable to humans but easily interpreted by machinesTaking off your glasses to focus on thinking is the human version of lowering graphics to increase speedActors start off in commercials playing someone else, but when they've really made it they return to commercials playing themselves.Everything you've ever tasted is actually just electrons.Babies that are born feet first briefly wear their mothers as hats.You can't really turn off your eyes. You can just cover them up with something, but they still send signals to the brain

El Bueno, la Mala y el Feo
Cuando las bromas salen mal y se convierten en tragedia

El Bueno, la Mala y el Feo

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 44:09


Ten mucho cuidado cuando vayas a jugarle una broma a alguien,  pues en México una jovencita terminó de la peor manera posible al querer asustar a unos vecinos.Y lastimosamente en este mundo manda el que tiene más dinero, o eso parece ser lo que está pasando en California, luego de que no encarcelaran a un chico de 17 años que atropelló y mató a una joven por ir a exceso de velocidad en su LamborghiniAdemás te contamos hasta donde son capaces de llegar los seguidores de la serie koreana "Los juegos del Calamar" una serie tan polémica como exitosa.

Autoline Daily
AD #3188 - GMC Introduces New Sierra; Electrified Vehicle Sales Soar in Europe; Toyota's BEV Logic Flawed

Autoline Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 11:33


- Apple Talks with CATL and BYD Stall- Lamborghini Sets Sales Record- Renault Posts Big Drops in Q3- Electrified Vehicle Sales Soar in Europe- Toyota's BEV Logic Flawed- Lexus Reveals First Plug-In Hybrid- Ford Shows Off Bronco SEMA Concepts- GMC Introduces New Sierra- SEAT Tests Delivery Drones in The Factory- How Cadillac Kept Production Lyriq Design Close to Concept

Autoline Daily - Video
AD #3188 - GMC Introduces New Sierra; Electrified Vehicle Sales Soar in Europe; Toyota's BEV Logic Flawed

Autoline Daily - Video

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 11:32


- Apple Talks with CATL and BYD Stall - Lamborghini Sets Sales Record - Renault Posts Big Drops in Q3 - Electrified Vehicle Sales Soar in Europe - Toyota's BEV Logic Flawed - Lexus Reveals First Plug-In Hybrid - Ford Shows Off Bronco SEMA Concepts - GMC Introduces New Sierra - SEAT Tests Delivery Drones in The Factory - How Cadillac Kept Production Lyriq Design Close to Concept

The WTF California Podcast
Antioch Mayor Takes Credit for DOJ Partnership He Knew Nothing About Plus Bow and Arrows

The WTF California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 47:35


On this episode of WTF California, we exposure how Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe held a press conference for something he had zero knowledge of with the partnership between the Dept. of Justice and Antioch Police—he found out about it after it was done and neither he nor the council had anything to do with it. It was done due to forward thinking of Antioch Police officers. Meanwhile, Pittsburg Police highlight the idiocy of a judge while Brentwood deals with a man shooting arrows on Lone Tree Way. Former Oakland Police Captain shot in robbery attempt plus other state news. Articles From the Show Antioch Police Department Announces Partnership With DOJ Brentwood Police Take Man into Custody After Arming Himself With Bow and Arrow Pittsburg Police Say Judge Releases Man Who Passed Note in Robbery Attempt Retired Oakland police captain wounded, 1 other killed during gas station gun battle 'Fighting for his life:' Retired OPD captain shot 6 times during robbery attempt in Oakland EXCLUSIVE: Iconic Target Store on Mission St to Close Amid Shoplifting Tidal Wave What's being done to protect Los Gatos mayor who is bullied, harassed at meetings? Teen driving Lamborghini that killed woman in West LA sentenced to 9 months in juvenile detention center Sacramento Parents Questioning Homecoming Vaccine Requirements 1st L.A. County K-12 campus closes due to COVID, returns to remote learning Riverside teacher accused of mocking Native American culture placed on leave; video criticized as insensitive Campbell teachers hold rally for cost of living pay raise USC frat placed on suspension after reports of sexual assault, drugging Alameda County Fair Makes Return In Fall After Pandemic Hiatus

Late Night Playset
411 (VIDEO) - KAILO & POPS: Pushing Vintage Lamborghini Countaches @ Big Willow

Late Night Playset

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 88:53


From the new show Kailo and Pops, Pops and Kailo are here to talk racing & crashing, Big Willow vs Streets, what it's like to push dueling vintage Countaches past their limit • PLUS: a first-ever whoopsydaisy @ BMW on the East Coast Feed

Million Dollar Mastermind with Larry Weidel
Episode 335: “I Could Be Wrong” with Industrial Designer, Jackson Hedden

Million Dollar Mastermind with Larry Weidel

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 27:12


After designing the living room pieces, Lamborghini and Riva 1920 were so impressed with Jackson Hedden's work that they decided to have him design bedroom pieces for them as well. Jackson takes us through the wild experience he's had with luxury brands and explains how he matches his designers with customers based on personalities. • How he won the Lamborghini account. • Money making designs are mass-produced. • It's the research you do on your own is what makes the difference. • What he learned from Lamborghini and Bentley about being elite. • The end goal is to have a certain percentage of the market belong. • Problems start when other people get involved and don't care as much. • How to tell if a vendor or supplier is going to work out long term. • It's all about testing: Say to yourself, “I could be wrong.” Test it – if it doesn't work, improve it. https://www.jacksonhedden.com/ TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES: [7:13] Bentley Experience. [11:40] A “wow” business. [20:17] Turn your antenna on.

AJC
10/20/21: Police to team with private lab in Atlanta Child Murders case, Mayor Bottoms says… and more news

AJC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 3:17


Police to team with private lab in Atlanta Child Murders case, Mayor Bottoms says; Atlanta housing market running out of steam after pandemic price surge; Man surrenders in death of woman who fell from Lamborghini in Buckhead; Atlanta council votes to pay $19 million to settle trash collection lawsuit

Mark Arum
The Mark Arum Show 10-19-21

Mark Arum

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 90:59


Why no bond for suspect accused of pushing woman from Lamborghini, killing her; the latest on jury selection in the Ahmaud Arbery murder case; Would You Rather with Lil Sanjay; and Does Alex Williams Know His Food? 4-7pm on 95.5 WSB. #preesh

Fantasy Wildcard
CeeDee Lamborghini

Fantasy Wildcard

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 66:04


Episode 54 - On this week's show, Ali (@FFDynastyGrill), Matt (@MattFFDynasty), & Kev (@dynasty_goat) reflect on the NFL's Week 6 action & highlight some of the key players from a dynasty perspective: Tee Higgins, Mark Andrews, Trevor Lawrence, James Robinson, Justin Jefferson & CeeDee Lamb… PLUS we each give you our Weekly Wildcard Waiver Picks... When you have the Wildcard, you have the power to change the game!!!

Business School
The $240 Million Lesson

Business School

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 9:47


Do you ever wake up in the morning wishing you have a healthier body and tons of money so you can do whatever you want? How good it must be to enjoy a Mediterranean cruise in your yacht or drive around in a brand new Lamborghini, or just relax in a mountain chalet without a care in the world. Or do you limit your dreams because you feel the need to justify wanting to achieve something big?  In this episode, you get the chance to be privy to the details of a $240-million conversation where you will discover the number one obstacle to getting what you want. But, once you understand it, you can literally have whatever you want, and it will change your life forever. In his book https://www.amazon.com/Wanting-What-You-Want-Sullivan/dp/B01JBR9LGG (Wanting What You Want), Dan Sullivan says that the top 1% of entrepreneurs want what they want -- and that no justification is needed. Ever.   “The power in you getting what you want is just purely wanting what you want.” - Sharran Srivatsaa   Timestamps: 00:00 A private conversation between Sharran and one of the CEOs that he mentors 01:34 “I thought you would ask me why.”  02:25 This is the reason we don't want to have something 03:06 You have the permission to want what you want without any justification 03:55 Are you aware of your biggest problem 04:21 Avoid the pain of making rationalizations for wanting something  04:43 What you want now may change, and there's nothing wrong with that 05:35 Rationalizing your decision is different from justifying what you want 07:02 Do not undercut yourself!     Resources: - https://www.amazon.com/Wanting-What-You-Want-Sullivan/dp/B01JBR9LGG (Wanting What You Want by Dan Sullivan) - https://sharran.com/4weekmba/ (Grab Sharran's 4-Week MBA for Free) Connect with Sharran: - https://www.sharran.com/ (Website) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharran/ (LinkedIn) - https://www.facebook.com/likesharran (Facebook) - https://www.instagram.com/sharransrivatsaa/ (Instagram)

Million Dollar Mastermind with Larry Weidel
Episode 333: In the Beginning, No One Values You with Industrial Designer Jackson Hedden

Million Dollar Mastermind with Larry Weidel

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 14:27


Founder of self-named design house, Jackson Hedden takes us through the journey of how working for Ford for free helped lead him to contracts with Lamborghini, Bentley, Kodak, Lego, and Gillette. Jackson discusses how he took payments in knowledge over money and how it led to great success. • Working for free allows you to build up your portfolio until you can charge. • In the beginning they come to you because of your personality and drive. • When you work for the best, you learn how to be the best. • Learn from professionals and you save years of development. https://www.jacksonhedden.com/ TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES: [3:09] Mentality. [6:20] Instead of money, take knowledge instead. [11:32] What is UI & UX?

KEXP Song of the Day
Hiatus Kaiyote - Sip Into Something Soft

KEXP Song of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 1:43


Hiatus Kaiyote - "Sip Into Something Soft" from the 2021 album Mood Valiant on Brainfeeder. Two-time Grammy nominated neo-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote have returned after a six-year... well... "hiatus." During that time, members of the Australian jazz/funk group explored solo and side projects. Then, in 2018, vocalist/guitarist Nai Palm (real name: Naomi Saalfield) was diagnosed with breast cancer, the same disease she confronted in her childhood when her mother was diagnosed and died from it. The band's new album, Mood Valiant, was named in tribute to her late mom.  “I don't know how she afforded it, but she had two Valiant station wagons. And we were ratbags,” Saalfield toldNME. “A Valiant is like a Kingswood, a trashy Aussie car. I like the idea that it's not a Lamborghini like you usually see. It's a flex because it's really daggy. The badass side of me comes from my mum being incredibly stylish. I also really like the word valiant – it's so uplifting and righteous.” Read the full post on KEXP.org Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

El Bueno, la Mala y el Feo
Quieren que Estados Unidos sea como China

El Bueno, la Mala y el Feo

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 46:09


Hay un proyecto de ley que quiere obligar a las familias a no tener más de tres hijos y a que los hombres se hagan la vasectomía para evitar que se sigan reproduciendo. ¿Estás de acuerdo que el gobierno nos controle hasta la cantidad de hijos que tengamos?¿Tus hijos ya te tienen loco con el regalo para navidad? Pues más te vale que te pongas las pilas y lo compres ya, si no quieres que se queden sin regalo.Y la burra de día que arruinó un Lamborghini nuevecito por ponerse como una loca frente al volante.Esto y mucho más en el podcast del Bueno, La Mala y el Feo ¡Puro Show!

The Amazing Seller Podcast
1045 • (Rant) Why I'm Fed UP and Why I Almost Quit - Friday jam Session

The Amazing Seller Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 22:34


Welcome to this Friday's jam session.  This is one of the highlights of my week. I get to hang out with some cool people every single Friday and answer some great questions.I will always be the guide for you. I will guide you down that path that I've gone down or that I'm going down currently. I don't ever want to be the one that portrays me like I'm living this luxurious life. I'm not shooting pictures of myself in my 1973 Mustang 5 speed Convertible. Some people would be like, well, that's not a Lamborghini. It's my Lamborghini. It's funny because someone in our brand creators academy, our community, posted her Lamborghini. Her Lamborghini was towed behind a fifth wheel. 

BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast
509: Cars & Cashflow: Manny Khoshbin's Story from Homeless to $1B

BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 58:43


If you scroll through Manny Khoshbin's Instagram, you'll see wealth, success, and a lot of very nice automobiles. You may look at his life and say “well, that must be nice”, but there is much more to Manny than Ferraris and private planes. A few decades ago, Manny was homeless, sleeping in a car with five other family members, simply trying to survive in America.Manny's dad wanted to protect his son from entering the military in Iran, so two weeks before Manny's birthday, the family packed up and left for the United States. They were homeless for a couple of months but slowly were able to find jobs and scrape together some money. Manny worked at a swap meet, a K-mart, a multi-level marketing company selling snacks, and other various jobs.As he was working he realized that the people driving the Porches, Lamborghinis, and Mercedes were all investing in real estate. After making money in his entrepreneurial endeavors, he bought his first commercial property. Now, two and a half decades later, Manny is sitting on a billion dollars worth of real estate. Oh, and did we mention he bought this all without syndicating?In This Episode We Cover:Manny's “American Dream” story from immigrant to multimillionaire Why commercial real estate is such a profitable investmentValue-add opportunities and flipping commercial real estate over the span of a few yearsWhich real estate industries are on the downward trend (and which to invest in)The steps new real estate investors should take to make it bigWhy Manny's luxury cars are an investment, not just toysAnd So Much More!Links from the Show:auction.comBPCON2021.COMElon MuskHolly BurtonDave RamseySpaceXFedExCVSKMartAmazonTargetBooks Mentioned in this Show:Trump: The Art of the Deal by Donal TrumpManny Khoshbin's Contrarian Playbook by Manny KhoshbinDriven: The Never-Give-Up Roadmap to Massive Success by Manny KhoshbinCheck the full show notes here: https://biggerpockets.com/show509See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Adam Carolla Show
Part 2: Frank Grillo, plus The News (ACS Sept 14)

Adam Carolla Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 60:16


Adam welcomes Frank Grillo to the podcast next, and the guys talk about his new movie, ‘Copshop', and Adam asks Frank about his health regiment. They also discuss the spread of COVID, Frank's role in the upcoming Lamborghini movie, and filming a fun episode of Jay Leno's Garage. In the last segment of the show, Gina reads news stories about a brawl at SoFi stadium between Bears and Rams fans, more fentanyl-related deaths, Caesar Milan being sued, rumors that Phoebe Waller-Bridge is replacing Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, Dubai's record-breaking ‘observation wheel', and billionaire Mark Lore's vision for a $400 billion Utopian city. Please support today's sponsors: MDHearingAid.com enter ADAM SimpliSafe.com/ADAM Lifelock.com enter ADAM Geico.com PlutoTV

Adam Carolla Show
Part 1: Bald Bryan's Birthday, plus Trending Topics (ACS Sept 14)

Adam Carolla Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 73:15


Adam opens today's show reminiscing about the good ol' days of first class flying. Bald Bryan then shares his latest health update… some good news just in time for Bryan's birthday. From there, Adam talks about his upcoming weekend travel for the wedding of Jimmy Kimmel's daughter, and they go on to discuss a vintage Coors commercial, how Subaru has changed their messaging over the years, and Bill Maher's thoughts on the death of language. Later, Producer Chris joins the studio with some Trending Topics including the importance of ‘grip' in our society, a cat saved from falling at a Miami Hurricanes game, ‘cricket dog', Patton Oswalt canceling tour dates because they wouldn't comply with COVID safety compliances, Howard Stern's thoughts on the pandemic, and Conor McGregor fighting with Machine Gun Kelly at the VMAs. Before the break, the guys discuss some other highlights from the VMAs. Please support today's sponsors: MDHearingAid.com enter ADAM SimpliSafe.com/ADAM Lifelock.com enter ADAM Geico.com PlutoTV