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Hi Mind Grind Fam! Welcome back to Part 2 of What We've Learned as Therapists! These personal episodes have been fun for us to record and hopefully, fun to listen to. To get the fully feel of this episode, be sure to listen to Part 1. You can listen to this episode for learning purposes or strictly entertainment. There is something we can all gain from learning about the professional ethics in a job that's all about relationships and the hard stuff. We come back to Part 2 with where we left off, looking at codependency, what we've learned from our clients, how we "turn it off" and how we handle our own biases that show up in this work. We get vulnerable in a way that is difficult and uncomfortable at times, but important for speaking to the truth of what it is like to be in this industry. Find the time, come and unwind, to the Mind Grind! - Beth and Dana
John and Tawnee are on for On My Mind episode 9. Tawnee shares a quick running update as she heads into half-marathon race weekend, and John also shares about his return to Zwift racing with his team. Then we get into our main topic of the day: At-home gyms. This is something we first […] The post OMM 9: Building An At-Home Gym – Part 2, What We've Learned, What We're Doing first appeared on Endurance Planet.
The apostle Paul tells us in his letter to the Philippians that he has, “Learned the secret of being content in any situation”. Dr. Randy talks to singles today and he asks this question: “Are you satisfied?” Here’s an Intentional Living Blog for inspiration! What is Intentional Living? At Intentional Living, we have a passion to […]
Toby Rao: Success Metrics for Scrum Masters Which You Can Observe In The Daily Meeting Read the full Show Notes and search through the world's largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. In this episode, we discuss how to achieve true self-organization within the team. Toby's perspective is that success is measured by several key factors, including active participation and engagement in daily standup meetings. Toby suggests we assess our success by observing if team members are paying attention, interacting with one another, and openly sharing solutions during these meetings. Featured Retrospective Format for the Week: The 4 L's and generating learning opportunities Toby's favorite retrospective format is the "4 L's retrospective," which stands for Liked, Learned, Lacked, and Longed for. In this segment, he highlights its effectiveness in generating ideas, with a particular emphasis on the "learned" component. Toby stressed the importance of continuous learning for both himself and his team, making it a central theme in his retrospectives. The format encourages sharing valuable learning moments and contributes to the team's growth and improvement. [IMAGE HERE] Retrospectives, planning sessions, vision workshops, we are continuously helping teams learn about how to collaborate in practice! In this Actionable Agile Tools book, Jeff Campbell shares some of the tools he's learned over a decade of coaching Agile Teams. The pragmatic coaching book you need, right now! Buy Actionable Agile Tools on Amazon, or directly from the author, and supercharge your facilitation toolbox! About Toby Rao Toby is an ICF-credentialed Coach and accredited IC Agile trainer, and practices as a certified Executive coach. With a dynamic Agile journey beginning in 2007, he's an active contributor to the global Agile community. He is based in Washington DC Metro, and speaks at Agile events worldwide and co-founded the A20 Agile conference. Toby also co-founded two thriving Agile meetups in the Washington DC area, with a combined 1300 members. You can link with Toby Rao on LinkedIn and connect with Toby Rao on Twitter.
On this episode of THE Amicable Divorce Expert, you'll learn the following: 1. Being a Victim is a Choice, not a Requirement. Why some people choose Victimhood in their marriages. a. Learned behavior from parents' relationship. b. Feelings of personal insecurity. c. Fear of losing the relationship. 2. How to know when you're a Victim. a. You give the power of decision-making to your spouse, even when it doesn't make sense. b. You fear bringing up topics to your spouse, like the finances of the family, to avoid verbal hostility. c. You don't insist on being part of the income tax filing, and sign them without reading them. d. Your spouse will present a settlement agreement to you to sign before a legal professional is involved for legal advice, or to initiate the filing. 3. How to Change from Victim to Equal Partner in the Divorce Decision-Making a. “I am an equal partner in this relationship and want equal decision-making in the divorce.” b. Once you process and understand why you've accepted being a victim, your voice and attitude can change to one of Calm Control. c. You don't have to be mean, arrogant, or demanding. Bear in mind that it was your choice, consciously or unconsciously, to be submissive in the marital decision-making. More than likely, this submissive position as driven you to the divorce. That's okay; you're now exercising control over your own life. Using a calm tone, and words that aren't offensive, is to your advantage. d. What typically happens once a victim leaves their former role of powerless person, and assumes the role of control, is that there is an over exaggeration of attitude, which starts a fight, and blows everything out of proportion. The controlling spouse will be shocked at seeing a different attitude in their submissive spouse, and will become both defensive and offensive. That's why it's so very important to use a calm, soothing voice, and words that are just as calming, too. (give example) BIFF e. A power imbalance has been created and maintained during the marriage. Once the victim wants to change the power imbalance, that will create fear in the mind of the controlling spouse. A calm tone, and a refusal to argue, will minimize the reaction of the controlling spouse. Remember, that there are also issues from the personality make-up, and from the way the controller was raised, that contribute their approach to a marriage. Don't blame them. Sometimes they don't realize what they're doing. They need help, too. f. Lastly, realize that when legal professionals are involved, and after you've received legal advice, the professionals will go by the laws of the state, and will be your support system, so to speak, to create the balance that never was, in working with you to craft a divorce settlement. #victim #control #powerimbalance #financialassets #decision-making #incometax returns #divorcelaws #legaladvice #divorcesettlement #insecurity #power #communication #toneofvoice #BIFF #Bill Eddy #words
Terry talks about living abroad with her family. Initially, her challenge was trying to find home, while living abroad. She realized that making deep and authentic relationships with others helped her to find home. Terry also invested in inner and outer work to find contentment. The experiences were transformative for her entire family. She shares her experiences and stories openly and abundantly in her book: Circling Home; What I Learned by Living Elsewhere. She shares the following nuggets of life wisdom: - put ourselves in perspective - connect with others - become more tolerant and compassionate of others - seek resilience in the face of change - go out and seize opportunities - find home and security within ourselves - have tolerance for people with different beliefs tags: Terry, A, Repak, writer, author, Circling, Home, What, I, Learned, by, Living, Elsewhere, story, stories, that, empower, empowering, empowerment, inspire, inspiring, inspiration, encourage, encouraging, encouragement, hope, light, podcast, Sean,
We forget sometimes that we aren't anxious by default, we LEARNED anxious. You aren't a people pleaser, you LEARNED people pleasing. You weren't born angry, you LEARNED anger. If being in a state of anxiety, shame, or resentment is a learned habit, that means being calm AF is also a learned habit. Ready for daily Calm AF reminders? Click here to get on the interest list. Want to work with Kristen but you aren't sure the best way? Click here.
In the 200th episode of The Strength Connection Podcast, Michael will talk about the 12 best lessons of strength he has IMPLEMENTED and LEARNED after 200 episodes!In this chapter, you will discover:(0:40) Welcome to the 200th episode!(1:20) Thank you to every guest!(1:40) What happens before and after each episode?(2:20) 12 Lessons of Strength(3:40) I love stories(4:30) Learning from other people's stories, successes and mistakes(6:00) Most of my guests have been referred by other guests(6:20) Lesson #1 - Be a connector(6:30) “The best way to add more into your life, is to give it as freely as possible.” - Michael Kurkowski (7:10) Lesson #2 - Build the skill of strength (Listen to the interview with Fabio Zonin @x_fab_69) https://www.buzzsprout.com/1860981/9274012 (8:20) The light bar analogy(8:30) Go to Nabosotechnology.com Use the code CONNECTION for 10% of your purchase https://bit.ly/3PUZC6G (9:50) Why you should put as much effort in low weights, as you do when lifting heavy(10:05) "It's very easy to give your best effort when you're faced with a big challenge. But when the bar is half the load, it's when you're really building the skill.” - Fabio Zonin @x_fab_69(10:50) The Highway of Strength analogy(11:30) Lesson #3 - Iron Cardio (Listen to the interview with Brett Jones @brettjonessfg) https://www.buzzsprout.com/1860981/11445765 (11:40) Iron Cardio is the book that taught me Intuition and Structure(11:50) Recovery from cancer(13:10) Lesson #4 - A GPS system for your goals (Listen to the interview with Luka Hocevar@lukahocevar) https://www.buzzsprout.com/1860981/11799172 (13:50) Do a time audit(15.20) Lesson #5 - Create your own affirmations (Listen to the interview with Megan Henry @thesavagemeglet) https://www.buzzsprout.com/1860981/13359372 (17:00) From theory to practice(17:10) The higher self and the sacred self(18:05) The most practical application for mental strength(18:20) Lesson #6 - "Let's see" (Listen to the interview with Dr. Nate Zinsser @DocZinsser) https://www.buzzsprout.com/1860981/12245098 (18:20) “The Confident Mind” book https://www.amazon.com/Confident-Mind-Battle-Tested-Unshakable-Performance/dp/0063014831 (20:00) Lesson #7 - "Be Naked" (Listen to the interview with Tim Anderson @original_strength) https://www.buzzsprout.com/1860981/12716908 (20:00) “Be Naked” book https://www.amazon.com/Be-Naked-Tim-Anderson-ebook/dp/B0BYJSV3LD (20:40) Physically, mentally, and spiritually strong. Tim Anderson embodies The Strength Connection (21:15) “We're made to be breathed, not to breathe” - Tim Anderson @original_strength(21:50) Every time I exhale I think "This is an opportunity to let go"(22:30) Lesson #8 - How to build something from scratch (Listen to the interview with Blake Kassel @bl
Bible Study: (2:36) Col 3:1-11 What does it mean to be renewed by knowledge Lk 6:20-26 What does Jesus mean when he says, "woe to you who are rich?" St. John Chrysostom (17:31) Letters: (25:42) - Sunday brunch a sin? (30:00) - Moses and the donkey Word of the Day: Chrysostom (33:57) Callers: (35:20) - If Mark was the first Gospel, why is Matthew listed first in the Bible? (39:17) - How central to the Jews was the coming of the Messiah and how central is it today? (45:20) - Learned how to do rosary and it occurred to me that Christ is honoring Mary by giving us the Rosary.
Bombshell episode! Today we feature a dynamo Realtor and Broker Owner Sasha Tripp from Charlottesville, VA. Sasha originally got into real estate because she wanted to educate herself on the home buying process. For her first two years before she had the business, she spent her time learning about the market and creating content. After these bedrocks were set the rest was history! In our episode we discuss “partying with a purpose” - how to network with specific and tangible goals. We also discussed her journey that brought her to a 2022 that had over 285 closed units. As an introvert she makes a concerted effort to go into every phone call with a plan.The Neighborhood Realtor is proudly sponsored by Treadstone Funding and Neighborhood Loans. For more tangible tips in real estate marketing, check out Matt's book, The Tangible Action Guide for Real Estate Marketing available on Amazon. Learned something new, or have a suggestion? Message Matt Muscat on Instagram!
“My specialty is digging up obscure stories where there are just enough facts to really stimulate the imagination.” Emma Donoghue's newest novel, Learned by Heart, tells the story of young, enigmatic Anne Lister and her first love, an orphaned heiress born in India. Donoghue joins us to talk about the role Anne Lister has played in her life, crowdsourcing research, the importance of historical fiction and more with guest host, Jenna Seery. We end this episode with TBR Topoff book recommendations from Marc and Mary. This episode of Poured Over was hosted by Jenna Seery and mixed by Harry Liang. Follow us here for new episodes Tuesdays and Thursdays (with occasional Saturdays). Featured Books (Episode): Learned by Heart by Emma Donoghue Room by Emma Donoghue The Wonder by Emma Donoghue Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue Haven by Emma Donoghue Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue Tom Lake by Ann Patchett Featured Books (TBR Topoff): Matrix by Lauren Groff Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
In this episode of Extra Credit Fridays Shawn revisits his interview with Jason White about government contracts and how to navigate the process. Jason explains that once you secure a contract, the government typically takes 30 days to pay. He advises invoicing at the beginning of the month to ensure timely payment. When it comes to subcontractors, Jason suggests keeping them separate from the official contract documentation. He emphasizes that the government awarded the contract to his company, not the subcontractors. Overall, this episode provides valuable insights for those interested in pursuing government contracts. Follow Jason Here: https://instagram.com/iamjasonwhite_?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==Listen to Full Episode Here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/schools-over-now-what/id1405269030SONW Resources:Signup for PodProMax: https://podpromax.com/Signup for my new pocdasting course:https://schoolsovernowwhat.thinkific.com/courses/podcast-secrets-revealed-the-course Download my ebook "Podcast Secrets Revealed":https://shawnanthony.lpages.co/podcast-secrets-revealed-ebook/ Support SONW with Patreon and get exclusive content:https://www.patreon.com/schoolsovernowwhatJoin the SONW Academy for 1-1 Coaching from Shawn:https://www.schoolsovernowwhat.com/academyAbout School's Over...Now What?Join Shawn Anthony as he talks to fearless business leaders who've shattered conventional wisdom to achieve massive success. In each weekly episode, our guests share jaw-dropping stories of overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Most importantly, they've answered the question we've all asked “School's Over…Now What?” Get inspired and access cutting-edge strategies that'll transform your business and life. New episodes every Friday on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and all major podcast platforms. Contact InfoInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnranthony_/ Website: https://www.schoolsovernowwhat.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIwYX2OncZFiq6Vv8EYKceA/Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawnranthony_ Press/Interview Requests: firstname.lastname@example.org
NYC teacher and financial coach Emily Maretsky, who has more than 16k Instagram followers (@teacherfinancialcoach), talks family and moving from the classroom to full time financial coaching. teacherfinancialcoach.com @teacherfinancialcoach Learned by Being Burned — teachers share how they were burned by sales agents and "trusted" advisors and how they got wise to the 403(b) plan Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org
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This week's episode is for anyone who has areas of their lives they feel helpless and powerless to change.In this episode, I talk about learned helplessness and how it may be showing up in your life and impacting your ability to move forward in areas you'd really like to change.Perhaps it's in the area of health and fitness, money, career, relationships, or even in your ability to overcome your own mind so you feel free to live a life of your own design.Learned helplessness refers to feeling powerless to help yourself now and in the future, due to the experience of being powerless in the past. When we feel powerless about the future, our motivation to keep looking for ways to help ourselves is dramatically reduced.Why would we want to keep trying and putting forth effort when we subconsciously believe that nothing we do will change the outcome or get us the desired result?This is where bringing awareness to learned helplessness and how it relates to motivation to change can be incredibly insightful. We can bring this understanding to our own lives and see where we might be holding ourselves back so that we can leverage this knowledge and start to gain some authority over it. What are you believing about your ability to influence your future?Walk through an exercise to see how asking yourself specific questions about your beliefs can shift you out of the frozen, powerless state and help you gain a sense of control over the direction of your life.------Cited in this episode:Slides | Motivation for Change: Overcoming Helplessness by the Yale School of Medicine (on Addiction)Martin Seligman, Ph.D. (considered the founder/pioneer of the science of Positive Psychology; author of numerous books on learned helplessness and its opposite, learned optimism (or learned hopefulness about the future); TED Talk speaker: The New Era of Positive Psychology (2004)------Original intro/outro music by JMW------1:1 mindset coaching isn't just for athletes or select special people. It's for anyone who wants to ask more of themselves but knows their thinking is getting in the way.Uncover what's holding you back. Learn tools and concepts to challenge your thinking and regulate your emotions so you can set goals you want and be able to do the belief work to meet them, rather than playing small and living at the effect of your unchallenged beliefs in your unmanaged mind.It's not about following the crowd. It's giving yourself permission to think outside the box to find inspiration and processes that resonate with your brain so you can finally feel what it's like to live a life that feels true and meaningful for you.If this is work you're excited to do, you'll want to sign up for my free offering (a 90-minute deep dive coaching call) so you can experience firsthand what it would be like to work together and learn how mindset coaching can uplevel your life.To book a call, email me at email@example.com with the subject line: "Book a 90-minute call."At the end of the day, we have one life.How do you want to live yours?Think about it.And then, let's get to work.------Interested in mindset work and the practice of mindfulness and using tools to help you manage your mind to live a happier, more peaceful, successful life? You can also follow me on Instagram: @_thisonelife
Today's guest is Malcolm Turner Malcolm has over 25 years in the financial services industry but specializes exclusively in commercial lending. In 2007, he co-founded Castle Commercial Capital LLC, a national commercial mortgage banker and brokerage based in Southfield, MI. Show summary: In this episode, Sam interviews Malcolm Turner, co-founder of Castle Commercial Capital LLC. Malcolm shares his journey into commercial lending, starting with his background in financial services and his transition from residential lending to commercial lending. He discusses the challenges and opportunities in the current market, emphasizing the importance of finding the right financing options for different types of deals. Malcolm also talks about the benefits of bridge lending and gives examples from the self-storage industry. -------------------------------------------------------------- Intro [00:00:00] Starting a Commercial Mortgage Brokerage [00:00:49] Surviving the Financial Crisis and COVID [00:03:21] Specializing in Multifamily and Bridge Loans [00:05:46] The importance of speed and time in closing deals [00:11:34] The risk and challenges of unbankable deals [00:15:40] Strategic repositioning of a hotel property [00:19:16] The challenges and opportunities in the current market [00:22:27] Using premier properties to feed applications and keep occupancy high [00:23:34] The importance of meeting with a finance guy ahead of a deal [00:24:36] -------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Malcolm: YouTube: @CastleCommercialCapital LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/malcolmturner/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/malcolm.a.turner Twitter: @CastleLoans Connect with Sam: I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HowtoscaleCRE/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samwilsonhowtoscalecre/ Email me → firstname.lastname@example.org SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE A RATING. Listen to How To Scale Commercial Real Estate Investing with Sam Wilson Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-scale-commercial-real-estate/id1539979234 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4m0NWYzSvznEIjRBFtCgEL?si=e10d8e039b99475f -------------------------------------------------------------- Want to read the full show notes of the episode? Check it out below: Malcolm Turner (00:00:00) - A lot of people that were doing bridge loan deals that shouldn't have. Mm. And so now with the price increases, okay, they're not competitive and it's like, oh, bridge loans are bad. No, that deal should have never been in a bridge loan in the first place. Sam Wilson (00:00:14) - Welcome to the How to scale commercial real estate show. Whether you are an active or passive investor, we'll teach you how to scale your real estate investing business into something big. Malcolm Turner has over 25 years in the financial services industry. He specializes, though, exclusively in commercial lending. In 2007, he co-founded Castle Commercial Capital, LLC. They are a national commercial mortgage banker and brokerage based in Southfield, Michigan. Malcolm, welcome to the show. Malcolm Turner (00:00:46) - Thanks, Sam. Thanks for having me on. I'm honored to be here. Sam Wilson (00:00:49) - Absolutely. Malcolm, The pleasure is mine. There are three questions I ask every guest who comes on the show in 90s or less. And you tell me, where did you start? Where are you now and how did you get there? Malcolm Turner (00:00:58) - I started in. Malcolm Turner (00:01:01) - Well, how far you want to go back? I started in financial services as a financial advisor. And then the laws changed with Glass-Steagall, where everyone got in everyone's backyard. You know, insurance guys selling brokerage and broker, selling insurance and got into residential lending. That was a tremendously lucrative at the time. You couldn't do deals fast enough. There wasn't enough appraisers to do them at that time. This is oh five, oh six, and was having a conversation with my pastor and his office one day about me doing the right thing for a client, which meant putting him in a fixed rate FHA loan, and my manager wanted me to put them in an option arm that would have blowed up three years later had we, you know, you know, new had a crystal ball. And I was like, Yeah, but this guy is a single guy. First deal. We should do the right thing, right? Oh, there you go, Malcolm Talking about that. Do the right thing. Stuff, you know, and I said to my pastor, why he's doing the right thing. Malcolm Turner (00:01:57) - A batch of dishonor. And he says, Well, if you were going to do a company, you know, mortgage broker, brokerage, how would you do it? I'm like, well, do commercial because commercial is about the numbers. It's not about the kitchens and the bathrooms. It's the math. You know, And we talked about I said, you set up an office and you have to build relationships with lenders and do this, that and the other. And that's about all it would take. It goes, Great, let's do it. I was like, Oh, I thought we were talking hypothetical. He's like, No, I love you like a brother and I trust you with money. We should do it. And I was like, okay. I was like, Well, I love you too, man, and I trust you. But the only thing about mortgages. So we would be doing all the work and we're splitting the money and I don't want to mess up our relationship. Malcolm Turner (00:02:41) - And he's like, Yeah, you're right, Malcolm. I totally get that. Tell you what, you you don't have to train me. I get it. I'll be humble, let you coach me. Um, let's build a legacy for our families, and I'll fund it. And you set it up, and then we'll be evenly yoked. I was like. Okay. And that's how Castle Commercial Capital was born 16 years ago. Sam Wilson (00:03:06) - Wow. That's a that's an unconventional story. I love that getting into lending in 2007 doesn't seem like the most favorable time to start a company like that. Malcolm Turner (00:03:21) - It was not. Our saving grace was the residential market crashed first. Commercial really didn't get pounded until 2010. That's about when the, you know, it finally caught up to commercial. You know, but since then, we've survived the great financial crisis. We survived Covid. You know, we've even survived just the latest rate increase over the last year because there's been quite amount, quite a bit of turmoil, especially on my side of the table. Malcolm Turner (00:03:54) - You know, lenders have gotten and all lenders are going out of business. You know, when lending stopped during Covid and in March of 2020, by the time June and July rolled around, some of those lenders didn't make it, you know, and we're still here. So I'm I'm I'm glad to do that. But, I mean, that's not because I'm special or anything like that. But I've always recognized like when Covid hit, I said, okay, no one's funding right now. Not sure when they're going to kick up. So let's redo our website. It's a great time to do it. Let's redo our marketing. As a matter of fact, let's come out with a commercial mobile lending app. Let's do that. You know, and so I've always tried to stay out front and say, okay, you know, like Wayne Gretzky said, you know, he's great because he skates to where the puck is going. Not to where the puck is, you know. And that's up the side. Malcolm Turner (00:04:51) - And then we just wrote our book financing the Bankable deal, you know, And so I was at the commercial, the National Commercial Mortgage Brokers Conference in Vegas last year, and I was talking to a bunch of commercial lenders and saying, Hey, I'm writing this book. Where do you guys think the market is going and what's it doing? And, you know, did I cover everything? You know, Is there anything I missed? And one of the guys was somewhat skeptical. And we had a breakout session the next day. And during the breakout session, he found out everyone on the panel had done business with me. But him. He was like, Wait a minute, you did business with him. You did along with him. And both of the guys going, Yeah, he sure did. Yes, he does. They're like, Well, okay, well, you got to get us in there, right? You know? And I was like, Yeah, okay. You know, that's awesome. Sam Wilson (00:05:38) - That's awesome. Well, tell me this. What what is the type of lending that you specialize in now? Malcolm Turner (00:05:46) - Right now, most of our business is multifamily. Most of our businesses are multifamily and we kind of slid into the bridge loan, the bridge lending space because you know, the market for deals. That are picked over and everyone's fighting for. If the market is this big, those deals are this big. Sam Wilson (00:06:09) - Right. Malcolm Turner (00:06:10) - And so there's another you know, this is a stat a lot of people don't know, but like 85% of commercial loan applications are denied. Yeah. Believe that are denied. Right. That doesn't mean that the other that the the 15% are great and the other 85% are terrible. You know, there's probably another 25%. Of those deals that are doable. They just don't know how to do them when their bank says no. Right. Right. And so I was at a a commercial multifamily meetup and a banker was doing the presentation on financing. And at the end of it, they said someone asked the question, well, outside of there were a small community bank outside of you guys doing loans, who else can do them? Another way to do multifamily as well, the small banks and big banks. Malcolm Turner (00:07:02) - And I was like, That's it. And they were like, Yeah, just just those two. And that was from their perspective, Right, Right. And I was like, okay. So I posted in the group on their Facebook page. There's seven alternative ways of financing deals between Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, USDA, FHA, HUD, Right. Private lending, bridge lending. There's a whole smorgasbord of options, you know, and everyone's getting in the business. You have insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds that are setting up mortgage funds. So there's plenty of capital in the marketplace. Now, deals, on the other hand, is another story, but there's plenty of capital to get to get deals done right. Just no matter what, it's going to cost you. And then if you're buying, can I price my deal where the cost of capital makes sense, you know? Sam Wilson (00:07:54) - Right. Right. That that's the the kicker right there. Can I price my deal where the cost of capital makes sense? And, you know, there's a lot of fear, I think, in the marketplace right now. Sam Wilson (00:08:09) - What are we on? And you would know this stat better than me, but I read it maybe. A month ago. That year to date, transaction volume in the multifamily space was down 75% nationally. The rising interest rates are a concern, as you said. You know, you guys have weathered through that. But having, you know, specializing in the bridge lending space, there's a lot of people that look at bridge lending now, especially with a, you know, suspiciously. They look at it and go, oh, absolutely. Bridge lending. Don't I got to go? Like, that's not for me. Tell me why it still is a good option for the deals you guys are getting done. Malcolm Turner (00:08:51) - Well, I think you start with when is it inappropriate? Mm. Right. If you have a cherry deal, it's cash on like crazy. You got tremendous occupancy or expense ratio is is fantastic. The property condition is great, the location is great. You know, you don't need a bridge loan. Malcolm Turner (00:09:16) - And what I've seen is for convenience and speed and just, you know, again, convenience because it's not as many hoops to jump through. A lot of people that were doing bridge loan deals that shouldn't have. Mm. And so now with the price increases, okay, they're not competitive and it's like, oh, bridge loans are bad. No, that deal should have never been in a bridge loan in the first place. Sam Wilson (00:09:39) - Right. Malcolm Turner (00:09:40) - You know, so for me I look at if the deal has something wrong, if it's got what we call heron on the deal, poor occupancy, poor cash flow, you know, there's all time. There's a situation where there's a time sensitive thing going on. Like, for example, I had to deal with closed where there was two partners, two guys partnering on a deal. They own the property probably about 5 or 6 years when I was getting a divorce. And and, you know, sometimes you see it coming. Sam Right. You sort of know the handwriting's on the wall, right? And the one partner says, Look, if you're getting divorced, we got to get out of this partnership because I don't want your wife winning, winning your half of the deal, and I can't be partners with her. Malcolm Turner (00:10:28) - Right. You couldn't make it work. I sure as hell can't. Right. So. So they were looking to get out fast. Their property manager was my client. So I have been he's been I do commercial real estate meetup here locally in Southfield, Michigan. And this guy's been coming to my meetups a couple of years and he had about ten rental properties. And so we did a portfolio loan, cashed out of his cash, a bunch of equity out of his residential. And then literally 45 days later, these guys said, Hey, hey, Rob, do you know anybody that might want to buy this property? Because we got to get out fast. And he was like, Hey, me, me, me, me, me. Right. He's already been the property manager and he had the cash and he knows what the issues were with, with the property, right. And there were certain things they were they should have done, but they weren't doing. They could have made it more profitable. Malcolm Turner (00:11:25) - And so he knew where it could go. So we financed that deal, got those guys out, and we closed in like 30 days. Sam Wilson (00:11:33) - Wow. Malcolm Turner (00:11:34) - You know, and for the speed for closing that quickly and beating the attorney right to the courthouse, you know, he got that property at like a 15 know 18% discount to value. Right? Right. So for some sellers. Speed and time. Let's just say time is more important than money. Right, Right, right. And so, you know, you have to say and play a blue ocean strategy. And say, okay, where am I looking at deals that no one else is looking at and then how do I make that work? And then that's where a bridge loan could come in. And even if the deal is is fine and there's no pressing issues like these two partners had, you might still offer that lower price. But I will close quickly. I will close in three weeks. I will close in 30 days or less, you know, and see if they bite now, if they don't bite. Malcolm Turner (00:12:32) - And he says, okay, fine, you didn't you know, you didn't bite. I guess I won't have to go the traditional route, you know, because there's going to be a higher cost with the bridge loan. Sure. Right. But if I'm getting an 18% discount off a value. I don't care. Sam Wilson (00:12:47) - Right. Malcolm Turner (00:12:48) - The math works, right? Sam Wilson (00:12:50) - Well, hopefully the math works, because even if it's a discount, if the current cash flows don't cover the, you know, the current expenses, then it becomes an interesting, interesting equation. Malcolm Turner (00:13:02) - Well, right. That's where the math has the math. Right. Right. And I say that in my in my book. The math has to work. Right. Right. And you can't fall in. And one of the mistakes sometimes investors will make is they'll they'll find a deal or maybe it's a deal that been paying on for a long time. It finally comes available. They get a shot at it and it's a bad deal. And I'm telling them it's a bad deal. Malcolm Turner (00:13:28) - They got other advisers telling them it's a bad deal and somehow they still trying to make it work. I remember I had a guy shop a deal to me three times in two years. In the first time, I was like, Yeah, I don't think this is going to work. He didn't listen. He went to someone else, you know, didn't work, pay some guys money up front to quote unquote pre-approval or some nonsense. Okay. And came back to me. And then the third time, a real estate commercial real estate brokerage here in town say, hey, Mac, I got a client coming in tomorrow. He's got this big deal downtown Detroit. We're trying to make it work, you know, I know it's short notice, but can you meet me in my office at 10:00? Because he doesn't have his financing set. And I was like, sure, sure. I walked up to the meeting and the guy's name the broker's name was Levi, right. And I was like, Hey, Levi, how are you doing? Is that good? He's like, Malcolm. Malcolm Turner (00:14:20) - I was like, Mike. And Mike was like, Hey, Malcolm, how are you doing? I'm like, Good. He was like, Oh, you know, each other. I was like, Oh, yeah, right. And we went to talk about the deal and he was like, Yeah, I got the spreadsheets. Like, It's okay, Mike. I got everything on your deal. I don't throw that stuff away. So everything you submitted to me is all those financials still the same? Yeah. Okay. Well, your options. The options I gave you six months ago. The options I gave you a year or two years ago. I'm probably the ones you still should take. And he wasn't willing to listen. He was so in love with this deal. He just couldn't let it go. Sam Wilson (00:14:57) - Mm hm. And it was a deal that should have just been let go, is what it sounds like. It was just a bad deal. Malcolm Turner (00:15:04) - It was. Well, it wasn't. Malcolm Turner (00:15:05) - I won't say it was a bad deal, per se. It wasn't a great deal for him. Right. And he ended up losing it. Someone else got it. And, you know, long story short, it was a deal that was probably like a million and a half. And I just saw it. It sold for like 5.20. Sam Wilson (00:15:22) - Wow. Malcolm Turner (00:15:23) - So, you know. But but if I you know, they always say, you know, there's there's more than one way to skin a cat. Sometimes there's only one. There really is only one. And if I say this is how you make it work and that's how you get it done and the guy doesn't want to do it was nothing I can do. I can only advise. Sam Wilson (00:15:40) - You can only advise. Let's talk a little bit about your financing, the UN bankable deal book. And again, you know, this kind of goes obviously hand in hand with bridge loans, things like that, that help get some of these deals across the across the finish line. Sam Wilson (00:15:56) - But what are un bankable deals and why? What's compelling about those that makes people even want to buy them? I mean, if banks are looking at it going way, way, way too much risk, kind of like you looking at it going, Hey. That's a that's a challenging deal. Like what? What's the motivation behind someone trying to get deals like that done And what's the what's the I mean, just give me some color behind that if you can. Malcolm Turner (00:16:21) - Sure, sure, sure. I mean, from my perspective, a good bankable deal has got some hair on it that scares the willies out of everybody else. So one, you're not going to have a lot of competition when it comes to negotiating the deal, because most people, I think, don't think it's possible. Right. To you know, like I said, it may have cash flow issues or occupancy issues. And the question becomes, does your team because I believe teamwork makes the dream work. Right? Does your commercial real estate team have a plan? To turn that property around. Malcolm Turner (00:16:59) - You know, sometimes that that property, that own banker will deal is a hotel that's failing miserably as it is a lot of hotels right now, Sam, that are in trouble. A lot of the biggest category of deals in foreclosure and forbearance. Our hotel deals. Okay. Sam Wilson (00:17:18) - It's not it's not office space. Malcolm Turner (00:17:21) - No, it's hotels. It's hotels. Sam Wilson (00:17:25) - Tough. Why? Malcolm Turner (00:17:26) - Because if I'm, um. Ford. Okay. And I'm leasing 50,000ft², and I've got a five year lease, right? I'm paying my bills. Right? Right. For may try to negotiate with the landlord, but I'm paying my bills. Yeah, okay. In a hotel, though, right? It's consumer based. So Right. So the consumers are like, Yeah, that area's not that hot anymore or we don't like that property anymore or it's not managed well. It can drop like a hat. You know? And so as an investor, though, sometimes we know in commercial it's about highest and best use. Right. Malcolm Turner (00:18:14) - So one of my examples in my book is about strategic repositioning. I had a client, she bought one of these, um, drive in like motel type places. You know, we're talking about, you know, the movies. You pull up to it, that's where everybody hides out and trying to hide from the FBI. You're on the lam. One of those type hotels. And she closed off the place. She put wrought iron fencing all around it. She made it senior only because seniors only need about that much square footage. Right. She took the wall out and the and the back of the unit in between. So she made two units. One one unit is like their living area and the other unit is a bedroom. Sure. Bedroom, private bath. Right. The other one was like a little living area with a kitchenette. Okay. She provided housekeeping for them. She provided meals for them three squares a day, all for all inclusive price of, like 2500 a month. Sam Wilson (00:19:15) - Wow. Sam Wilson (00:19:15) - Okay. Malcolm Turner (00:19:16) - The square footage was only 432ft². We? You know, that thing was cash flow and like crazy, right? Sam Wilson (00:19:30) - I'm sure it was. Malcolm Turner (00:19:32) - You know, And so she's like, let me do it again. And so that's where now if she goes to get a loan for multifamily. That's not going to work there. Look, this is a hotel, right? You're going to have to do some renovations to it. We don't know about your experience doing that, you know? How successful is it you're going to change the use? What about. But if somebody has a plan and they've got it worked out and she had a chef that would come in in the in the clubhouse of the of the place, he would cook meals for all the residents on a daily basis. It worked out. It cost her like $5 a meal. Wow. Right. The maid service, same thing. And the great thing about the maid service. They're all seniors, right? They're on fixed income. They loved the fact that meals, housekeeping, everything was included for her. Malcolm Turner (00:20:26) - She knew her property was going to get kept up because the maids going in there cleaning everybody stuff. And if somebody was having a rough time, if they were sick or they weren't doing well, the maid would know first. Sure. And say, Hey, Mrs. Johnson, And you know, Unit three B is struggling. You may want to call her adult children, have them come check on her. You know, So it was a way to better manage the property as a property manager because the maid was giving her all the gossip on what was going on with the place, you know, and every unit was maintained well, and she made a really good profit. Oh, and she gave them cable, right? Because she gave them like basic cable. And the only thing those tenants had to pay for was their own cell phone. Sam Wilson (00:21:08) - Wow. Malcolm Turner (00:21:09) - Wow. And that was not a bankable deal. But that was where, you know, and I believe she bought that property all in between the renovations and the purchase was like a mill one. Malcolm Turner (00:21:23) - And I think the value of our cash flow was something like 2.4. Wow. And then when I met her, she wanted to cash out, refi and then go buy her another one. Sure. And I was like, Absolutely. Sam Wilson (00:21:37) - Absolutely. Yeah. Because you got the model. I mean, that's it. And I think that's what I'm hearing you say here is anything that is outside of the ordinary, it's not maybe cash flow positive and or if it is cash flow positive, the value add plan has not yet been implemented. A heavy value add plan has not yet been implemented. So what you need are a couple of things. Tell me if I'm wrong, but you need someone with a skill set to implement the heavy value add plan. Yes. And then, you know, obviously, you know, that's really it. In the second part is to have that plan. So if you have those two things inside of a deal, maybe that non-traditional or the lender's traditional lenders won't look at, you need to go to the non-traditional route, which is through maybe somebody like yourself that helps specialize in that. Malcolm Turner (00:22:27) - Okay. And there's money for you know, there's money for all of that. And as lenders who aren't scared. Of a value add project. Right. They're not scared of even if it's like a straight, like obviously repositioned, but also just, you know, this is a property that maybe market rents are 1200 a month and the current rents are like 700, 800 bucks. The owner is like, you know, 82 years old. And he just didn't feel like putting everyone on a new lease. So the whole rent roll is month to month. You know, it's on the market and the bank is like, Yeah, yeah, we didn't want to do that. But if you've got a guy that's got, let's say, 4 or 5 properties already in the area, he's bringing in applications, right? Rental applications from those other properties. Okay. He knows I can fill up those 20 units easy, no time. You know, I know guys, they do self storage like that. They'll have a great location and they'll they'll have one property. Malcolm Turner (00:23:34) - That's the real big marketing property. It's on such a great corner that property is always filled and they use those extra locations to fill other self storage. They got like 5 or 6 other self-storage units that are not on great locations, so therefore they were cheaper. Sam Wilson (00:23:50) - Right. Malcolm Turner (00:23:51) - Right. And they use the one premier property, right? The trophy property to feed the applications and keep the occupancy high and the other self-storage properties that they have. Sam Wilson (00:24:02) - That's awesome. I love it. I love it. Malcolm, I've learned a lot from you here today. Learned about bridge lending. You learned about the times when it's a good application and a good opportunity to use that. Talking about your book Financing the Unbreakable Deal, we've talked a lot about the advantages of using bridge lending, convenient speed. The yeah, just went kind of through a lot of those details on that. I've learned a lot from you. Certainly appreciate you taking your time to come on the show today. If our listeners want to get in touch with you and learn more about you, what is the best way to do that? Malcolm Turner (00:24:33) - They can find us on YouTube. Malcolm Turner (00:24:36) - We have a YouTube channel, Castle Commercial capital. You can find us on YouTube. Our website is Castle Commercial Capital. I also have my book website, which is financing them. Bankable deal. They can learn more about the value that's in our book and if they want to book consultation, I offer this to all of your listeners there. They can have a free consultation for half an hour with me to discuss the deals that they're working on and future deals, because one of the best ways to be really effective with your financing and I put this in my book is to meet with your finance guy ahead of the deal and say, Hey, here's where financing is at, here's where it's going, here's the best deals to get done, and then go out in the marketplace and see which. And it's amazing. Sometimes I'll have a conversation with someone. And literally three days later, I found just the deal you were talking about. Really? Yeah. But it's like and I'll end with this, it's like getting a car, you know? I got a black Toyota Venza, XLE. Malcolm Turner (00:25:36) - Not a whole lot. I'm on the road. Most. We don't even know what that car is. I didn't know what it was. I fell in love with it when I saw it. Right now, I see them all the time. Every day. Right? Right. It's like once you get an eye. For certain types of deals. You see them. You know, I've got an eye for commercial real estate. You know, I personally like to buy single tenant leased properties that are vacant. So every time I'm driving down the street and I see an empty McDonald's or a former Baskin-Robbins or a close Starbucks, I'm like, ha ha ha. And then I'm reading What's the other tenants around that? And most people just drive by those places, right? Sam Wilson (00:26:15) - I love it. I love it. Malcolm, thank you for taking the time to come on the show today. We'll make sure we include the links to your book and to your website there as well. There in the show notes. Sam Wilson (00:26:25) - I certainly appreciate your insight and your time. Malcolm Turner (00:26:27) - Hey, thanks for having me on, Sam. I appreciate. It was fun. Sam Wilson (00:26:30) - Hey, thanks for listening to the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate podcast. 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Stress is a well-known factor that can negatively impact the body, particularly in relation to insulin, metabolic function, aging, and sex hormones. Prolonged and relentless stress has been shown to accelerate aging and increase the risk of mortality. But did you know that the way we perceive stress directly shapes its effects on our health? Imagine having the power to not only control stress but also harness its benefits. By shifting our mindset, we can rewire our body's response to stress, emerging stronger and more resilient than ever before. It's all about shifting our perspective and understanding that stress can be a positive force in our lives. In this episode, we dive into the fascinating topic of stress resilience and how it can be our evolutionary advantage. Join me as we explore the importance of protecting our sleep and following our circadian rhythm, as well as the power of building strong connections with our community, friends, relatives, and even our furry friends! Discover how rewiring our body's response to stress can make us more resilient and lead to a healthful life. I also discuss the concept of future self-thinking and how visualizing and connecting with our future selves can foster better decision-making, motivation, and personal growth. Don't miss out on this insightful episode that will leave you with practical strategies to enhance your stress resilience and live a more fulfilling life. So, grab your favorite beverage, find a cozy spot, and tune in. I promise you won't be disappointed! Key Takeaways: [00:00:09] The stress response and reframe. [00:06:25] The stress response as an evolutionary advantage. [00:08:02] Enhanced memory consolidation. [00:11:41] Prolonged stress response and health. [00:16:56] Perception of stress matters. [00:19:07] Perception and stress-related deaths. [00:23:28] High Intensity Interval Training and Depression Symptoms. [00:27:53] Cold therapy and stress response. [00:31:15] Heat therapy and anti-aging. [00:35:31] Protecting our little gut bugs. [00:40:41] The benefits of owning a dog. [00:43:11] Loneliness and social connections. [00:48:55] Learned helplessness. [00:51:41] Existence in the gap. [00:55:14] Future self-thinking. [00:59:22] Reframing memories for meaningful experiences. Memorable Quotes "Our human stress response is a physiological response to perceived threats or stressors. And it has evolved, I say, as an evolutionary advantage because it helped us react quickly and effectively to dangerous situations, increasing our chance of survival." – Betty Murray "That means we have people basically dying that it's based on their perception. So if we can change how we think about stress, it actually makes us healthier." – Betty Murray Website Living Well Dallas Hormone Reset Betty Murray Socials Facebook Instagram
Kathy Robinson of Athena Wellness talks about what she's learned from her centenarian father Episode 1884: What I've Learned from My 100-Year-Old Father by Kathy Robinson of Athena Wellness on Staying Young at Hear Prior to becoming a certified wellness coach and author of The Athena Principles – Simple Wellness Practices for Overworked Professionals, Kathy Robinson spent more than 25 years assessing the wellness of Fortune 500 companies. She was a Chief Audit Executive and Chief Risk Officer before turning the lens from professional assessments to personal ones and began helping her clients optimize their well-being, especially in times of transition or when striving toward new wellness goals. She also teaches and facilitates online offerings based on her wellness methodology that include practices such as writing and meditation. The original post is located here: https://athenawellness.com/blog/2022/1/15/what-ive-learned-from-my-100-year-old-father Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalRelationshipsDailyMarriageParenting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
59: Passionately Growing as a Nurse Coach- Aaron Williams, BSN, RN, HWNC-BC HighlightsAh-Ha Moments"It's your creation. And you can take it any direction you want. I'm taking it to the gardening, the nature side, the reconnecting with spirit, reconnecting people like me, who get in their head and think too much and don't, you know, don't get in their heart or their body and listen and pay attention to what's going on and what you really need." ~Aaron Williams, BSN, RN, HWNC-BCHow does the phrase ‘not knowing' sit in your heart? What could happen when you allow having to know it all, to separate from your all-knowing personality?There are many ways to share your gifts in Nursing and in your communityFind the things that fill your soul, and allow you to healHands in the soil… grounding, earthing, growing, forest bathing, connecting spirit to natureTake a course in gardening, volunteer at a community garden and/or co-op to learn more about growing your own food, and how getting hands in soil and nurturing can help you healHealing Touch and energy work can open possibility, we are all energyResistance is real, it can slow you down, lean in, be courageousRoots vs. wings… at different times in your life you'll be grounded and other times you'll need to flyLinks and ResourcesElevated Nurse Coaching, LLC websiteMore about WetikoIntegrative Nurse Coach Certificate ProgramCanny Nurse Program -Cannabis Nursing Program ***** Thank you for listening. We LOVE Nurses! Please leave us a 5 start rating and a positive comment about an episode you love! Follow Integrative Nurse Coach Academy on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn Learn more about our programs at the Integrative Nurse Coach Academy Schedule a free call with one of our awesome admissions specialists here>> and get your questions answered!
Daniel Todd is the CEO and Founder of Influence Mobile, a company that builds products that reward people for everyday activities. We discuss ways to apply radical transparency to your business, how to become more industrious as an entrepreneur, and the benefits of being more transparent with your team. Time Stamps [00:55] Daniel's entrepreneurial journey [03:18] How to navigate the dark times in your business [05:47] Understanding the Transparency Framework [10:01] Using transparency to manage risk in your business [12:14] Why you shouldn't take everybody's advice [15:32] Learned helplessness versus learned industriousness [18:35] The power of focusing on solutions [23:21] How transparent should you be with your team? [26:40] The long-term benefits of being transparent in your business [30:06] Parting thoughts Links and Resources Steve and Greg Cleary's Book: Pinnacle: Five Principles that Take Your Business to the Top of the Mountain Work with Steve - Stevepreda.com Daniel's LinkedIn Influencemobile.com The Great Depression: America 1929-1941 by Robert S. McElvaine
On this week's episode "Flourish or Fold: Stories of Resilience," I had the pleasure of interviewing Jenna Banks, a keynote speaker, social impact entrepreneur, and best-selling author of the book I Love Me More: How To Find Happiness and Success Through Self-Love.Jenna's work is centered around empowering women and promoting self-love, a topic that is often misunderstood and undervalued in our society.The Misconception of Self-LoveJenna began our conversation by addressing the common misconception that self-love is selfish or narcissistic, especially for women. She explained that society often conditions women to believe that self-love is selfish. However, Jenna firmly believes that this couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, she argues that self-love empowers women and is a necessary component for achieving true gender equality.The Role of a Social Impact EntrepreneurAs a social impact entrepreneur, Jenna's focus is on making a positive impact on society through her work. She is currently developing a platform called “Powerful Women,” which aims to empower women worldwide through a social network. When asked to explain what it means to be a social impact entrepreneur, Jenna shared that it involves making an impact on society by helping others through speaking, teaching, coaching, and creating platforms that do good beyond just making a profit.The Journey to Self-Love and EmpowermentJenna's focus on women's empowerment stems from her personal journey to self-love. She had to overcome many hurdles, including a strict religious upbringing, abusive relationships, and suicidal thoughts. Despite these hardships, Jenna believes that these experiences shaped her into the resilient person she is today. She emphasizes that it is through facing challenges that we gain wisdom and strength.Jenna shared a powerful story about a valuable employee who was willing to walk away from a job that didn't value her. This bold move led to her promotion and subsequent success. Jenna encourages women to celebrate their small wins and to prioritize self-love and self-value.The Power of ChoiceJenna also discussed the power of choice and how it can transform our lives. She emphasized that we have the ability to shift our energy and decide what matters to us. We can choose to not give our thoughts, attention, and care to things that bother us. Jenna believes that conditioning and societal expectations can make us forget that we have a choice. However, she encourages us to remember that choice is our superpower and that we can create our world based on what serves us best.The Importance of Self-LoveI have the utmost admiration for Jenna's incredible work in the world. I appreciated how Jenna decouples the idea of self-love from selfishness or narcissism, highlighting that it is a pure and foundational aspect of our humanity.I believe that Jenna's message is timely, especially in a world where it is easy to feel angry, frustrated, and disappointed with oneself and the world. The more we love ourselves, the more we can share love with others. Her message is a reminder that we all have the power to choose what matters to us and to create a world that serves us best.I'm incredibly grateful for Jenna's contribution to our conversation and the wisdom she shared. Her words are sure to impact many lives, and I hope they resonate with you as well. Remember, the more we love ourselves, the more we can share love with others. So, let's continue to flourish and spread love in our world.I hope you'll join us in this journey towards resilience. Don't forget to like, comment, download, and share our podcast. We're excited to hear your thoughts and what you've learned from our conversation.To learn more about Jenna, her work and her book, visit: https://jenna-banks.com/ and http://ilovememorebook.com/Here are some highlights of the episode to look forward to:The importance of self-love and women's empowerment [00:04:04]: Jenna discusses the societal conditioning that leads women to believe that self-love is selfish and the need for women to empower themselves from within.Unconscious disempowering social norms [00:07:30]: Jenna talks about how women tend to apologize excessively and downplay their achievements, and how these behaviors affect their sense of power and success.The power of holding boundaries [00:09:35]: Jenna highlights the problem of women not setting and enforcing boundaries, and how societal conditioning of being a "nice girl" often prioritizes others' feelings over their own.The power of speaking up [00:11:46]: Jenna shares a story about a woman who finally spoke up about her accomplishments at work and how it led to her getting promoted.Valuing oneself and walking away [00:12:54]: Jenna emphasizes the importance of valuing oneself and being willing to walk away from situations where one's worth is not recognized, using both personal and professional examples.Overcoming challenges and self-love [00:16:16]: Jenna shares her personal journey of overcoming various challenges, including leaving an abusive home, becoming a single mother, and battling with suicidal thoughts, and how it ultimately led her to learn to love herself more.The power of choice [00:24:05]: Jenna discusses the power of choice and how it allows us to decide what matters in our lives.Learned helplessness [00:28:31]: Jenna shares a story about an experiment with dogs that demonstrates how humans can develop learned helplessness and forget that they have a choice.Unlimited possibilities [00:31:14]: Jenna emphasizes the importance of recognizing the unlimited possibilities available to us and how they can drive us forward in navigating challenges.Creating a Powerful Women Network [00:34:20]: Jenna discusses her new platform called Powerful Women, which aims to create a safe space for women to support and empower each other.Importance of Sisterhood and Support [00:35:27]: Jenna emphasizes the need for women to support one another and create a culture of sisterhood instead of competition.
Thank you for tuning in to Episode 261 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes with photos can be found on my website. This week's segments included: Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Brainstorming From the Armchair Knitting in Passing KAL News On a Happy Note Quote of the Week Thank you to this episode's sponsors: Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Sweet Liberty Socks Yarn: Hypnotic Yarn Plush Sock in the Sweet Liberty Colorway (July 2023 Yarnable Colorway) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams ($5 knitting pattern available on Ravelry ) Ravelry Project Page Check out my July 2023 Yarnable Unboxing Video Get $5 off with coupon code BOSTONJEN using my Affiliate Link 272 meters for Stash Dash Summer Scrappy Helical Socks Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 Knitting Pattern available on Ravelry) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Yarn: sock yarn minis and scraps Ravelry Project Page (started in May, finished in August) In this project, I used Helical knitting using Video Tutorial from Knitty Natty & Cate's Clasp Weft join- check out my YouTube Tutorial by clicking here. 272 meters for Stash Dash Liz's Water Bottle Holder Yarn: Loops & Threads Capri Eco Cotton (85% Cotton, 15% Polyester) Hook: F (3.75 mm) Pattern: None Ravelry Project Page From Amazon, I ordered Black Buckles to allow for adjusting the length of the strap. My friend Liz was walking around sightseeing on a recent trip to St. Louis and mentioned she may need a water bottle holder like the one I made for Hattie (Ravelry Project Page). 169.2 meters for Stash Dash Mini Skein Hexagon Blanket Pattern: Basic Crochet Hexagon Pattern & Tips from Make Do and Crew Website & YouTube Tutorial Hook: F (3.75 mm) Yarn: Mini skeins from 2022 agirlandherwool Advent Calendar, 24 Days of Cheer Swap minis + other scraps/swap yarn Ravelry Project Page I've been closing the end of each hexagon with this join- link to Instagram post 4 rounds per hexagon. 3.75 inches each. Learned double magic circle from this YouTube video. The trick is to know how to pull both loops to tighten the loop. Final blanket- 15x22 hexagons with 5 rounds of single crochet for the border. 62x80 inches (twin size- 60x80 inches) Finished blanket- 11,392 meters Stash Dash total on the morning of 8/31/23= 21,064 meters (before counting my last spinning project). On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Wild Air Farm Spinning I am spinning a 4 oz braid of Polwarth/Silk (85/15) from Jakira Farms to ply with Wild Air Farm Shetland & Pygora- Melody & Cadence (dyed in blues and greens) Twist direction: singles = Z plied = S This means when I'm spinning, my wheel is spinning clockwise and when plying my wheel is moving counter-clockwise. Ravelry Project Page Progress: morning of 8/31- spinning is complete. Plying will be done this afternoon, but I can't measure the finished yarn until it is washed and dried. My Little Unicorn Socks Yarn: Andre Sue Knits Sock Blank in the My Little Unicorn colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams ($5 knitting pattern available on Ravelry ) Ravelry Project Page Gray background with white and pink unicorns that look like My Little Pony. My inner 80's child loved this one. Progress: Past the heel of the second sock Petrichor Socks Yarn: Oink Pigments Targhee Sock in the Petrichor Colorway (90% Targhee, 10% Nylon) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams ($5 knitting pattern available on Ravelry ) Ravelry Project Page Progress: Past the heel of the second sock Brainstorming Mom's Rhinebeck Sweater. Yarn from Sweitzer's Fiber Mill from Maryland Sheep & Wool 2023. My gauge swatch in progress. I started with US 8s, then did a purl bump row and switched to US 9s. Please send your suggestions of relatively simple cardigan pattern for worsted/aran weight yarn. Socks with Pigskin Sponsor Yarn From the Armchair True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link. And Then She Kissed Me by Harper Bliss. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link. Tom Lake by Ann Patchett. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link. Note: Some links are listed as Amazon Affiliate Links. If you click those, please know that I am an Amazon Associate and I earn money from qualifying purchases. Knitting in Passing Liz, Riley and I went to the Marshfield Fair. We spent a good bit of time inside the exhibition building looking at flower arrangements, plants and other crafty items that were given awards. Lots of knitting and crochet projects as well as quilts. While the plants and things were really accessible on tables, it was nice to see that the fiber crafts were behind a low railing so you couldn't touch anything. KAL News Pigskin Party '23 #DCSPigskinParty23 Official Rules Find everything you need on my website or in the Start Here Thread in the Ravelry Group Register using this Google Form (you must be Registered to be eligible for prizes) Enter your projects using the Point Tally Form Find the full list of Sponsors in this Google Doc. Coupon Codes are listed in this Google Doc & in this Ravelry Thread Exclusive Items from our Pro Shop Sponsors are listed in this Ravelry Thread Questions- ask them in this Ravelry Thread or email Jen at downcellarstudio @ gmail.com Teams will be announced on 9/1. Stay tuned to the Ravelry group and look for the "find your teams" thread. Tailgate Talk Challenge (September 7-21. Enter for points by September 30). Check out the details in this Google Doc or in this Ravelry Thread. Virtual Kick Off Weekend Thursday night for Patrons only. Patrons of every level will be invited to join. For the rest of the seaon, only those at the $5/month level and up are invited to our monthly hangouts. Friday September 8 & Saturday September 9th, events will be open to ALL. Check out the full schedule here. Crowd Sourcing: Do you have ideas for challenges or events for this season? Share your ideas in this Ravelry Thread. Does anyone want to be a correspondent and report in before each episode with some key stats or highlights from the games, interesting post or projects? Email me or DM me on Instagram if you're interested. On a Happy Note Beach walk and dinner w/ Megg & Kris. Breakfast with Mom & two of her Infusion nurses we've known for years. Marshfield Fair with Liz and Riley. We watched part of the demolition derby, played some games and listened to music. Dan and I went Kayaking with Megg, Oisin, Hattie and Will, then got food from the Hingham Lobster Pound and chilled at the Rowan's. We celebrated my grandmother's 89th birthday with a fun brunch at The Friendly Toast I went to see Oppenheimer at the movies with Liz. Then to see Barbie (for the second time) with Liz and our Mom's who hadn't seen it yet. We met early for a drink, all wearing our pink. They loved the movie. Dinner the night before Eme left for school then Megg and I brought them out to Simon's Rock for their 3rd year. It was a long day- 6 hours of driving + unpacking, organizing, a late lunch and snacks in the car singing all the way home. Riley found "Make Dolly Proud" tees while shopping w/ a friend and I sent her money to get them for us. She's making WWDD bracelets for us too! 5 of the nieces and nephews started school + Gabriella started pre-school so far. FaceTimed with Riley and Gabriella & Zach Quote of the Week "Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit." ― Les Brown ------ Thank you for tuning in! Contact Information: Check out the Down Cellar Studio Patreon! 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Greg and Tim have a nice little one one one sit down to answer your questions from over the years. Time Stamp - 00:00:00 - Start 00:02:46 - Housekeeping 00:10:26 - Greg and Tim Holding Down the Fort 00:14:52 - Greg's Box 00:22:19 - Tim's Fitness & Pokemon GO 00:27:12 - Cancer & Birthday Memories 00:42:12 - Weird Things You've Learned from the Internet 00:52:54 - Dinosaurs or Dragons? 00:57:48 - What Commercials are Stuck in Your Head? 01:05:13 - Which Avengers Could Batman Take 1v1? 01:19:33 - Favorite Piece of Clothing? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week the Neighborhood Realtor Podcast welcomes Bi-Coastal Realtor and industry thought leader Cara Ameer. Over her 20 year career in real estate Cara has developed niches in both Southern California and Florida. She uniquely plays her skill sets in both areas and markets tax and social advantages in each state to market herself as the expert for clients looking to go from 1 sunny state to another. Cara and Matt discuss how she started her career with tactics like door knocking, calling expired listings and a host of other tried and true methods—this hard work and approach carried her through not only the recession but are now helping her to grow even in a tight inventory market. Every market has its challenges, but the magic bullet is putting in the effort! We go on to discuss how to write a winning offer, and tips to get them accepted. Finally, we discuss a loan program that has become her secret weapon to unlocking the market for many buyers.The Neighborhood Realtor is proudly sponsored by Treadstone Funding and Neighborhood Loans. For more tangible tips in real estate marketing, check out Matt's book, The Tangible Action Guide for Real Estate Marketing available on Amazon. Learned something new, or have a suggestion? Message Matt Muscat on Instagram!
This week's episode is a special announcement and a poem for you. Wednesday, August 30th, is National Grief Awareness Day, and National Overdose Awareness Day is August 31st here in the U.S. In light of these special days, I feel encouraged to host a virtual gathering this coming September, which is perfect timing because it will coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day. This virtual gathering about understanding and managing grief will be held on Sunday, September 10th, 2023, at 1 PM PST / 3 PM CST / 4 PM EST. We will meet virtually over Zoom, and it will not be recorded. Please note that it's also limited to 100 attendees, so register today! What you will learn at this virtual gathering is:General Grief 101Why Grief is So ChallengingHow Grief Impacts Our Lives & Our BodiesThe Ways We've Learned & Have Been Conditioned to Manage GriefHealthier Ways To Cope & Manage GriefResources & Tools To Support Yourself & OthersAnswers to Questions You May Have (either during the Live or via email afterward)Let's Learn, heal, and find solace together. This is your space if you're seeking a supportive community, expert insights, and practical strategies to navigate your grief journey. Let's unite, share our stories, and build connections that uplift us on this path of understanding and healing. Register now and take the first step toward healing and growth.Virtual Gathering Registration HERE.I share a special poem about grief a little more than mid-way through the episode. If you've experienced grief due to the loss of a loving or not-so-loving relationship, I know you will resonate with the poem. Let its verses remind you that you're not alone in your journey, and hope awaits you. This is to remind you not just during this National Grief Awareness Day and National Overdose Awareness Day, but every day is a reminder that you are not alone in your journey. These days remind us of our collective strength, resilience, and capacity for healing. Reach out to your support network, share your feelings, and honor those no longer with us. Your story matters, and by coming together, we can uplift each other, raise awareness, and work towards brighter days ahead. There is strength in unity; we can positively impact ourselves and our communities through understanding and compassion.RESOURCES: LIVE Gathering Registration HERE_______NEED HELP?National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support via text message. Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a trained Crisis CounselorIf you are struggling with grief due to any of the 40+ losses, free resources are available Support the showThis episode is sponsored by Do Grief Differently™️, my twelve-week, one-on-one, in-person/online program for grievers who have suffered any type of loss to feel better. Click here to learn new tools, grief education, and the only evidence-based method for moving beyond the pain of grief. Would you like to join the mission of Grieving Voices in normalizing grief and supporting hurting hearts everywhere? Become a supporter of the show HERE.
Becoming a homesteader may sound totally out of reach, but chances are you may already enjoy some of those activities in your day-to-day life. Do you enjoy whipping up a home cooked meal, taking care of your house plants, or creating a cozy home for your family? Well in this episode, our special guest proves that there is a little bit of homesteader in all of us. In today's conversation, Barb speaks with author and friend Kathi Lipp about her move from Silicon Valley to the mountains of California and her journey to becoming an accidental homesteader. Even if you don't aspire to grow your own vegetables or knit your own clothes, Kathi shows us how we can embrace a simpler and more fulfilling life and create a home that we love. RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE kathilipp.com The Accidental Homesteader: What I've Learned about Chickens, Compost, and Creating Home Connect with Kathi on IG! Connect with Kathi on FB! ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST Kathi Lipp is the Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of 20 books, including An Abundant Place: Daily Retreats for the Woman Who Can't Get Away, Overwhelmed, and Clutter Free. Along with being a part of the InCourage at Dayspring writing team, she is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp, Facebook group Clutter Free Academy, and Clutter Free for Life. As a writing and marketing coach, she is also the host of the Writing at the Red House Podcast and runs both The Writing at the Red House Retreats and The Red House Writers Collective – a writing program that helps authors develop their writing, their platform, and their business. She is often featured in Nation Media, including Woman's World Magazine as one of their “Ask the Experts”, Focus on the Family, MOPSInternational, Crosswalk.com, Girlfriends in God and Proverbs 31 Ministries Kathi lives on her Red House mini-homestead with her husband Roger, a dog, and eight chickens and holds cozy writer retreats for content creators.
Today we dive deep into the fascinating world of online collectibles and building thriving communities. Listen as we explore the value of personal belief in items, the power of community in content creation, and the principles behind successful projects in various markets. Join us as we discuss NFTs, crypto, membership communities, and the exciting potential of “Giraffe” derivatives. Don't miss out see you in there! Timestamped Overview: 00:00:37 Early tech skills led to entrepreneurial success. 00:05:06 Learned community through sports camps, built communities with entrepreneurs. 00:08:05 Building community: tips for starting and scaling 00:10:01 Community growth requires continuous effort and initiative. People will join and leave, so focus on bringing in new members. It's not necessary to start with a large audience. Offer something valuable to attract individuals and build relationships. 00:16:10 Peter's books led to a token that changed business. 00:18:41 Using membership and gamification to build community. 00:21:30 Focused on Gary coin, rode wave. Game changer. 00:24:55 One-to-one ratio, pay membership vs token ownership. 00:29:37 NFTs and trading cards have similar value. 00:35:29 Easy technology solution for creators' marketing needs. 00:36:36 Impressive message on hard work and content creation. 00:41:01 Exciting 10-day bump in community engagement. Get involved! 00:44:53 Excited about community progress and new concept. 00:47:46 Unexpected joke leaves everyone amused and amazed. Connect with BIZBROS: Join the Content Is Profit's Facebook Group! Facebook Instagram Connect with FONZI: Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Connect with LUISDA: Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Connect with Gary Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Subscribe to the podcast on Youtube, Apple, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, or anywhere you listen to your podcasts. You can find this episode plus all previous episodes here. If this episode was helpful, please don't forget to leave us a review by clicking here, and share it with a friend. You can go here to see the full list of episodes
When you are learning how to swim, one of the crucial parts is that you… swim. The most important thing for you to do is to travel further and further into the depths of whatever body of water you are trying to swim in. It is expected of you, otherwise, you would never learn how to swim. The Christian life is the same way. We have to keep going deeper and deeper into the “Spiritual” waters, that is, the growth of our faith. But there are danger signs that are in the midst of this water. Signs that tell us what to watch out for. In John 6, we see Jesus feed the 5 thousand, but also some of these danger signs. Hope you Learned something! Subscribe so you don't miss an upload! Our Website: jarrodknepp.mailchimpsites.com If you have questions or want to learn about following Jesus, Email us at email@example.com Support on Patreon with a little as $3: patreon.com/discoveringgod and get things like unique mugs, posters, and shirts. Also A Live Q&A with Jarrod Knepp to discuss things that are talked about on the Podcast. Join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/457929645240415/ Subscribe and Watch the Discovering God and Understanding The Bible Understanding The Bible Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQuWRG6-FLXkUaYUYvLRdhT2DI-I0OCB_ 1. Repent of our sins 2. Turn to Jesus Christ 3. Believe in him (Believe that he died, was buried, and raised from the dead) The Bible says that as soon as we put out faith and trust in Jesus, God will forgive our sin and give us eternal life. Romans 10:9 “If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Time is short, accept Jesus Christ now! Jarrod Knepp, Along with studying the Bible, will also be discussing various topics about politics, abortion, homosexuality, and what the Bible says about these and many other things. Jarrod Knepp speaks on how you can come to have an understanding of the Word of God, applying it to our daily life as well as looking at major world events and how they fit in line with the plan of God, as well as breaking down other religions and comparing them with Scripture and showing how they fail to Biblical Scripture. If you are considering Subscribing to the channel, it would help our ministry of the Gospel. And always, To God Be The Glory Copyright Notice: Any videos, music or pictures are not mine. All rights belong to the proper owners, none of them belong to me. This Site is Strictly for Educational Purposes and claims "Fair Use" Under Section 107 of the US Copyright Act of 1976 #Allentown #Northanpton #Bible #Jesus #sermon #Christian --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jarrodknepp/message
Aloha friends. It's Robert Stehlik. Welcome to another episode of the Blue Planet Show where I interview foil athletes, designers, and thought leaders. I talk not just about the equipment technique and so on. but also try to find out a little bit more about their background, what inspires them and their plans for the future and so on.You can watch this show right here on YouTube or listen to it on your favorite podcast app. Just search for the Blue Planet Show. I've been trying for a long time to get the Spencer brothers to come on the show and I finally met up with them after the Molokai To Oahu race and I got them both on the show today. So really stoked about that. Finn recently won the Maui to Molokai race and the Molokai to Oahu race, even though he had a major infection on his foot. So congrats on that. And they are both amazing athletes, not just in wing foiling, but also downwind foiling, prone foiling, surfing. They do everything. Really great guys to talk to. Hope you enjoy the show. So without further ado, here are Finn and Jeffrey Spencer. Alright, Finn and Jeffrey, welcome to the Blue Planet show. It's great to have you here. I've been trying to get you for quite a while. And then I finally ran into your dad at the finish of the Molokai Toahu race. And then Jeffrey gave me your text your cell phone number. So finally getting you guys on the show. Stoked. Yeah. Thank you for having us. Yeah. So you're on Maui. I'm on Oahu. And on Maui, just, since the Molokai race and not too long ago, I was in Lahaina like right before the Maui to Molokai race and everything was fine and now it's all gone. So can you talk a little bit about the fires on Maui and what, and. If you know anyone that got affected by it totally, yeah, we we had this storm that was passing to the south of the islands and it was like, usually it's not too concerning because it didn't look like it was actually going to hit us. But what happened was it ended up generating extremely crazy strong winds, like through the whole thing, but there was no rain or anything. So it's just. Like the most windy it's ever been, especially over on the West side in Lahaina. And they're just not used to having, that crazy amount of wind. So tons of stuff was getting knocked down. And I think just in the chaos, like the fire started, it was, there was ones on both sides of the island. There was some up country up in Kula and then also in Lahaina. So it was probably pretty difficult to be able to actually like. Control everything, especially in that amount of wind. It spread extremely quickly. And yeah, it's pretty devastating, but yeah, most the entire town of Lahaina pretty much burnt. Quite a few places up country as well, but look, it wasn't as bad up there. Yeah, it's not as densely populated now, at least but yeah, I was just reading in the paper this morning that there was some like live video of the power lines getting knocked over and then just falling into the grass and just like a line of fire starting instantly. Stuff like that. And then yeah, the wind was so strong that day that it just spread super fast and I guess people didn't even have time to. To get away, it's pretty, pretty tragic. It's like probably the big, the worst fire in, in recent history. Yeah. And then, so do you know anybody that got affected by it or lost their home or? Yeah. A bunch of our friends on the West side that we know and grew up with Santa paddling and foiling and surfing and just lost everything like lost their homes and pretty much everything. Yeah. Anyway, yeah, so if yeah, and then I guess I talked to Zane yesterday who lives over on that side too and Zane Schweitzer, he, and he said like they don't need more clothes and stuff like that. Everybody's been sending clothes, but they just need like certain things like VHF radios and containers and things like that. They need it quickly. So because shipping stuff there, it takes a while, so anyway. Probably the best way to support Maui's is by making a donation. Absolutely. Yeah. The best way is like supporting the families directly. If I know personally, like the Clayton's and the flex from paddling, they're good family friends and there's tons of others. We're able to find them on there, especially social media has been a really good way for people to communicate through all this and the Maui strong foundation as well as a really good resource that they're able to take the funds and use them wherever's most needed at the current moment. That's another really good one to donate to. All right. Yeah. Best wishes for everyone on Maui. That's just a tough situation to be in for sure. But anyways, let's talk a little bit about you guys. How, where did you, have you always lived on Maui or how did you grow up? And, what, how did you get into water sports and all that kind of stuff? Yeah, since we were, We've lived here since we were babies. We were born in Canada, but basically our entire lives was here. We weren't even a couple of years old when we moved here. So yeah, it's just been my way. But interestingly, it took us a while to get super into water sports. We did a bunch of, the average like school sports growing up team ones, like basketball, volleyball, stuff like that. And then we started stand up paddling around. Probably 10 years ago, actually, at this point, but then just from there, like we always had fun bodyboarding and surfing and Santa paddling and then got into it from there. Yeah, right on. Who's older or what are your ages? I'm older and 19, 22 and 19. All right. So I guess when you started, you were. Like around, I was probably 13. We'd always play in like the shore break with boogie boards and, when we were really young, but we didn't really start like getting into it more. Until, yeah, until I was 13 and you were probably like 10, 11. Yeah. Yeah. And that was that your dad taking you down, down to the beach and putting you on a board or did you just show interest in it or like, how did that work out? We would actually, we'd go over to the west side near Lahaina, we'd go to Laniopoko and the waves there are super fleet friendly, the best place for any, anyone to learn. We just take long boards and stand up paddle boards and spend the days over there in the summer. Nice. Nice. Okay. And then how did you start getting into foiling? What was how did you first start foiling? I think it was a while ago now. I think before it all started, we talked to Alex Aguero about just trying some surf foils. Cause he was making kite foils at the time. And then it was funny, he said he had just started working with Kai Lenny on the same thing. So then we started doing that with them, just went to Sugar Co. and had the first GoFoil prototype that we tried and then just started going to the west side a bit and just getting into it and then Kai put out that video of him downwinding and that just exploded it. Yeah. Then everyone was like, Oh, I want to try this. But you were basically tried some of the very first prototypes that Alex was making him. Totally. Yeah. We just be like us in the beach down here, just going with Kai and on this old sub board with a tunnel box drilled into it and Yeah, just testing stuff. It was fun. Yeah. And then where are you mostly trying to do downwinders or more in the surf or both or what were you guys doing? Most part, it was in the surf. For the first couple of months. And then we started to try a couple of downwinders and realize that it was super fun. So then we started doing that a lot more too. Yeah. The foils quickly evolved to be good enough for downwinding. Yeah. And then in the beginning you were using GoFoils and then I guess at some point you got sponsored by Slingshot or or how did that evolve? We'd run GoFoils as well and it was great. And then we had an opportunity to. To try the slingshot stuff as well and it worked really well for us. So yeah, we, we met with Tony Ligo. She's a awesome designer and Yeah wrote with them for a while, which was amazing. Okay. And then did you have like influence in the design and things like that? Developing products or not so much. They just would send you stuff and you'd play with it. We'd help them test stuff, but we're a lot of new stuff and the wings and then all the coils and boards. And so it was super fun. Learned a lot from that for sure. We're definitely still very early on in like our experience though. So it's not like we were saying like, oh, this is. What you should do to make it good, it's like more just Feeling it out and helping as much as we could. Yeah. And then probably the equipment you were using on Maui was like smaller and you guys are lightweight too, right? It's probably like smaller than what they could sell to the average consumer, right? So yeah, and then you were some of the, I think, were you the first to do a back loop on a wing foil board or yeah. That's awesome. I remember seeing that video and I was wow, that's insane. Yeah, I just remember we were doing them surf foiling off of waves. You could come back out and hit the ramp. And I'm just thinking oh, I think this would probably work with the wing after I just had a wave session. And then right after that, I'm like, in my mind, I could see how it would work. And then after that, I went straight back out that night and tried it for a few hours. And then. The next didn't get it, but I got like close. I like fully saw the potential. And then the next day I yeah, went out and tried again and somehow made it work, which was honestly really strange. Like usually if you're trying a new trick, it takes a lot longer to learn. Like even for me, it I usually take weeks to figure some stuff out. But I think the backflip is just so it's such a natural movement on the wing of the foil with that, that it it worked out pretty well. So what are, after people say, are you doing it? Then a lot of people figure it out how to do it, but, I'm still doing it, being the first to do it is always you don't have someone else's videos you can watch to figure out how to do it. So what are the biggest challenges of doing a back flip with a wing? I think a lot of it's very mental because it's it's difficult to, see yourself actually going upside down with the foil, especially. And I think the most important thing safety wise is just to keep your feet like in the straps with the foil facing away from you. Cause as long as that's good, it's not, you're not going to connect with the foil, which is pretty much the main way to hurt yourself if you're trying it. And after, after time of doing it to the biggest. Things that I've learned to help is if you're able to do one surf foiling or even start with a backflip on a trampoline and then transition to do one surf one, so you get the feel of how you move through the air with the foil on your feet. And then, after all that, if you can transition to doing it with the wing, make sure you have enough speed, really stay strong, it's easy to get disconnected with your legs and your upper body when you're going through it. Yeah, if you're able to work on all those things, it makes it a. Much, much more possible. Nice. Okay. Those are some good pointers. What about the wing handling? It seems if you don't get the wing right on the landing, you end up getting backwinded and falling into the wing. Like, how do you deal with that? Totally, yeah. A lot of it's for a lot of wing tricks, so much of it's in the takeoff which, or how much speed you have and what direction you jump when you get in the air. So for that one, it's really about Making sure you get enough height and angling off the window a little bit, because if you turn up too much, you'll come around and that's when it'll backwind. So if you're a little more angled down away from it, when you get that height and then suck your knees in and pull it around, it'll really focus on just pulling that top hand up. It'll not catch as easily when you're coming out of it. Yeah. You guys have amazing Instagram accounts. I'm just looking through it. I'm going to actually screen share this a little bit and maybe you can tell me how far back I need to go to find that when you first started doing backflips, it's pretty close a little further, I'd say. What is this? You're wearing a plastic bag. That was a ghost costume for Halloween. But yeah, a lot of it was not easy to breathe in if you ended up in the water. I think right there. I think, yeah, with the red board on the left and this one. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. So let's watch this. Oh yeah. I remember what, Watching this and being blown away, and you have a really small wing too, I guess that, that helps too, right? Absolutely, if especially if you're learning, the smaller the wing, the easier it is just to maneuver. I'd fully recommend if you're beginning, if you can get a good bump or ramp of a wave to go off of, and then a small wing, it's by far the easiest way to learn. That one right there is a three meter wing. Yeah. Just having less wingspan makes it easier. Yeah. Totally. Yeah. That compact style definitely helps as well. Not like you getting a huge amount of air, but that probably helps to getting high, the higher you get, the more time you have to rotate. But then I guess there's also more risk of injury, right? Probably, yeah. It's tough because sometimes you think so, but giving yourself more time to rotate in the air, actually, it just makes it easier. That's one of the things now I always work on with, especially the backflip, is I just try and get as high as possible. And you don't actually, unless you're going off a massive ramp, you don't end up going that high, just because you have to consider up. But then also as soon as you start pulling the wing back, you, you stop going up, it you just want to give yourselves as much time as possible to come around. Okay. Is there like a, another video you would, that one, your mouth is on right now is a pretty light. This one. Yeah. I'd say this is when I've got it consistent. I'm still using a bit of ramps, still not that much height. It's still pretty early on, but this was, I was feeling more comfortable with the double. Yeah. Nice. Yeah. And then you're doing it, on the way into the beach, just cause that's your natural your natural regular foot or why is it that you're doing it on this tack? We're both regular footed. So we pretty much all our tricks going in, which is a bit of a bar for here. Cause. If we were goofy footed, we'd have way better ramps, but yeah, we try and make it work going in. It's good for surfing here since you're with the window a lot of the time, but yeah, for the wind sports, it's not as not as easy to find a good ramp. And then what about you, Finn? I guess you probably picked up the backflip pretty soon after your brother, or how long did it take you to figure it out? A while, actually. I started trying them pretty soon after, but I had never really done a backflip doing anything before. So I was doing them very weird and not going over backwards, like doing them sideways a bit. And then I went to a trampoline park and learned and then felt comfortable doing them and then went surf foiling and learned them going out off of waves. And then the next time I went, I was getting them down a lot more. Yeah. Finn was funny. His first attempts were so sketchy, which is why I say it's so important to keep the foil away from you and learn all the backflip stuff because he would get straight upside down and then just fold in half and land on top of the wing. But as soon as as soon as he figured it out on the surf foil, it was like night and day compared, for his technique compared to what it was before. I think it was later. It's so important to do this. All your backflip flips? Yeah. Yeah. I've seen, I've had friends who are trying it and it just yeah, like the board coming off their feet in the middle of the jump and there's like the foil landing on their wing and getting, trashing many wings and all that kind of stuff. And plus, yeah, it looked dangerous. What is this move? That looks nuts. But a backflip without the, without using the wing basically. Yeah, just going out and then you drift the wing and then do a flip off the wave. Wow. Yeah. So you guys are definitely on the forefront of all these tricks, but let's talk a little bit about the races. There was a lot of races over the last month. And and you guys both of you guys did really well in in these races. So let's talk first, I guess about the Maui to Molokai race. I, I was there and experienced it and just saw, I saw you, Finn like I was wing foiling too, and I saw you just disappearing on the horizon, just going it seemed like you were just going in a straight line as fast as you could locked into like a real steady, fast downwind angle. Yeah, the wind angle was pretty good. We were able to pretty much shoot straight from the start to, the Kanakakai buoy or the Kamalabouyam, the Kamalabouyam, yeah, and it was just weaving a bit downwind from there. But yeah, that first leg was pretty straight and just. Going super fast the whole time. So then, yeah, and I talked to Bobo Gallagher. He said that he didn't really see you until clo until you guys got close to Molokai. So did you see Bobo at all or after maybe 10, 15 minutes into the start? I think I did a turn and he kept going, and then I just lost sight of him for the, until around the buoy. But that whole race, I couldn't, or that whole section of the race, I couldn't really see anybody, so I had no idea where I was. And then . When I got to the booty I saw him a fair bit ahead of me and I was like, oh, shoot I gotta speed up. So then I just worked super hard and was going as fast as I can to catch up. And then we're, that gap was staying pretty similar to him ahead of me. And then I think once the wind got a bit lighter, I had a bit bigger wing and was able to pull up to him and then pull ahead to the, towards the finish. . So what size wing were you on? I was on a six meter. Yeah. And then Bobo was on like a 5'5 or something. Yeah. Yeah. And then, and you were both on the same foil. Like he showed me the duotone foil. He was using like a kite surfing, kite foil. Yeah, we were both on the Daytona race foil they have. Yeah. Daytona race. Yeah. That thing was, I think probably the foil is the most important thing for going fast. And, but of course also the wing is important for, because that's what powers you along basically. All pretty fast foil and then just a big, powerful wind. You can go as downward as possible. Yeah, and then when and you finished in 114 or something like that. Is that right? Yeah Which is amazingly fast for whatever it was 28 miles or something like that, right? Do you know what your average speed was on that run? I don't I think until the wind got lighter is probably around 28 to 30 miles an hour and then once you got lighter, it really slowed down a lot So at the end when I came towards the end, like everyone that was in my kind of around me just came to completely came off the focus, it wouldn't just completely died for a while. And then after a bit, then there was another gust and I was able to get back up on foil and fly over the line. But how was it for you guys? Did you have the wind completely die and you have to like just pump or how was it at the end? It got pretty light. I think even on the six, I was pretty underpowered and probably for Bobo on the five, five too. But we were both able to pump our way into the finish. Yeah. Yeah. So then, and you ended up finishing all I guess it was pretty close to like he was a minute or two behind you only or something like that. Yeah. So yeah. And from what I could tell is it seemed like you had more of a straight line and Bobo was trying to go more downwind on the way to Molokai. Yeah. So what's I know, like when, cause when the more downwind angle you have, the less power you have in your wing, basically. So how did you figure out your ideal angle to the wind and to the waves? And did you just go on a straight line or did you try to use the energy of the ocean or like how do you maximize your speed? It was mostly just using the winds and just trying to go as downwind as I could. And then just, Yeah. To keep enough power in the wing that I was able to go pretty fast. And then when it got lighter, I had to bear, go a bit slightly more upwind. And then, yeah, just trying to have as much power as possible. So yeah, you have to do that to keep some pressure in your wing. But do you try to weave a little bit to use the bumps or do you just go straight? Do you make any adjustments? When I, when the wind gets lighter. Then you can use the bumps a bit more, but when it's really windy, you're going a lot faster than them. So you're just cutting straight through. Okay. Or like it, you have to stay super focused when you're doing that. Cause you have to go up and down and try not to over foil or hit your board on a bump. And then. Yeah, especially when you're overtaking a bump, then it's easy to overfoil behind it, right? As you're coming down the face. What size mask were you using? I was on a 105. Okay, so pretty long mask, too. And then that, that foil, the Daytona, what's the how many square inches, do you know, like the the surface area? It's around a five. 60 square centimeters. Yeah. And it's not like a super high aspect shape, right? It's almost more like a little bit. Yeah. Like you can control and really just really locked in at high speeds. Yeah. So what do you think makes that foil so fast? I don't know. What is it that, is it a thinner profile or just like the overall, I think it's just. The mast is really slim and fast and then all the connect. It's a full one piece lower, so it's super. Sleep like the fuselage really thin and the wing connections and then the wings are really good shape and good profiles. So Just a lot of that makes it just super fast and low drag all right, and then jeffrey you did the maui to mulukai on a standard foil board, right? So yeah, so talk a little bit about how that went and and the whole experience Yeah, that was good. I same type of thing with Finn. After the start you get going for a bit and then you, it's, the bumps are, even though, it was a good day, there's just so much swell and water in the channel that you don't really see. Anyone else, like even if they have boats and everything, it's actually hard to tell where you are in relation to to everyone. So I was just coming and I had no idea where I was basically, but the run was really good. I think at the start, I had a pretty good line, but then definitely, Were you able to get up on full right away, right from the start or? Yeah, I was able to get going right away, which definitely is important in the races. You can lose quite a bit of time If you're off oil, which I figured out at the end, but about halfway, I think I went too close to the island and I would, the bumps just weren't as fast as they would have been further out. And I was worried about the wind angle being tough to fight against at the end, but it turned out to just get light. It wasn't actually hard to come in. So I think if I was, yeah, to do it again, I would have. Taking a much wider line especially through the finish where near the end, I accidentally, or I actually went too far over the reef and my wingtip came out on just a little accident as I was pumping in. And it was right before the finish where the wind was the lightest and the bumps were super, super small and I did my best to get back up on foil and got up for a second. But it was, if I had stayed further out, I would have had the energy to keep it going to stay in. But. On the inside, it was not the move. I lost tons of time there. Did you, and I was shallow. So you hit the reef or did you go around the reef? It wasn't too bad. I wasn't like all the way inside. I think the tide was pretty high when we were coming in. So I. I luckily didn't hit it. I hit it I was paddling on my stomach coming in, but it was just, once you get over that shelf, the, even the little bumps that you would have just outside of it, just aren't even there. so I just flattened out the bumps basically. Yeah. Yeah. And then you ended up finishing like in 14th place or something like that. Huh? You said 14, but and then what kind of what kind of foil were you on and board and foil? I'm just curious. Yeah, I was on a, just some prototype, a foil board we're working on. And a same thing with the front wing. It's about an 800 square centimeter size, but all the rest of the stuff is production stuff. I was using the mast and fuselage and all that. Like how long of a mass we're using on a standard flow board. I've been actually liking the shorter stuff. I've been using a 75 centimeter mast. Maybe when the conditions get really crazy, it can be nice to ride. A bit longer, so you have a bit more forgiveness just in that trimming and that height. But otherwise, yeah, the 75 is really nice. It feels like you have really good control and that's honestly one of my favorite parts about the whole duotone setup is how stiff it is. So you really feel like you have really good control the entire time when you're riding. Yeah. And then for stand up foiling, it seems like with the shorter mass, it's a little bit easier to pump up on foil too, right? And then you also have less drag from the mass, right? The shorter it is, the less drag is in the water. Cause when you're getting going, that whole mass is just sitting down in the water. So any length you're adding on is just. Pure drag when you're getting going. So that's probably a big reason. But it just helps with being a little bit more comfortable and having more control and more margin of error when you're, especially on wing foiling, I like to, I have a one or three mass and it just gives you that a little bit of extra time to react to, to like getting too high or whatever yeah, but cause when you're on a shorter mass, you really have to follow the contours of the water. Like you always have to go up and down. over every little bump versus the longer mass. Sometimes you can fly over the smaller chop without making too many adjustments, yeah, exactly. Interesting though. I like how, I think it is a little bit different in wing foiling than in standup foiling, like the, or downwind foiling, what size mast you're using. Totally. With the wing, it's nice to have that length. So you can just like, because you don't want to have to worry about going up and down. You just want to cut straight through everything. And then for downwind. Like that control you get from the shorter mass is definitely worth it. So even if you have to change your angle a bit, it's, I think it's nice. Yeah. So when you, when Jeffrey, when you wingfo, do you use the same size mass or do you use a different, or do you wingfo race at all? Or yeah, absolutely. I would use the same setup and was on, if I was doing. Yeah, interesting. Right on. And then the next day was the Molokai Holokai, and I guess only you stayed stuck around on Molokai Jeffrey. And then, yeah, so how did that next day go, the race, just on the Molokai coast? Yeah, it was great. Our our friends had a place for me to stay. So it was really easy for me over there. And it was great. There was tons of the people that live over there that were into doing the canoe race and everything. And the conditions I think were actually, yeah, it was a little lighter. And I think the the whole race was super interesting. Like we paddled way out to the Camelot buoy and which is just offshore near the the start of the run down the coast. And then we, yeah, basically started pumped up the bumps were really slow, which was, it was like kind of work to keep it going, but it was very like, they're just lined up and even it was hard to really gain a bunch of grounds. And when I started the race, the two other people who were really fast and that was Oscar Johansson and Aiden Nichols. And we all took super different lines like. Me from the day before I was thinking, okay, no matter what, I don't want to be too far in. So I went really wide into the middle of the channel and Oscar went in the middle and then Aiden went really close. And I think just the style of the bumps kept us all like really close. We were like super spread out the whole race and then we were coming into the finish and it was crazy after the whole, I forget how long it was exactly. But after that whole time, after the 10 miles or whatever it was, we were all basically in a line next to each other, like almost on the same bump. Basically. Yeah, pretty much. Yeah. So it became like a super hard pumping race and both goes, both those guys are super, strong and super good at pumping, especially like. Oscars of machine when it comes to that stuff. So it's very much for me. I knew I really have to focus on the technical part of it and really make sure I'm like taking the best line to each bump, making sure I save as much energy as possible. But I was still pumping as hard as I could some of the times. And just before the end, luckily, I think Oscar said he made a couple. Like bump mistakes. And then I was able to just pull ahead of them by 10 seconds before the finish. And then Oscar and Aiden were, I think it was 0. 4 seconds apart across the finish, which is extremely close for a race, right? Over 10 miles. Yeah. Yeah. It's unheard of. I think it was just because the conditions out there and the type of bumps were. They were so lined up. It was so hard to actually make distance on anyone, even though like we all took completely different lines. So it really doesn't make sense that we were right next to each other at the finish. Yeah. Yeah. That's just how it went, which it was pretty fun. It was like, I, it was the hardest I worked. I think in most of the races, just because they were right next to me, I just had something to really push for and really like really focus on to that was the most I focused in, or the most I had to focus in any of the race scenarios. From the past couple of weeks. Yeah. And then that, that just, that length of that race, it's almost, yeah, it's more like you can really go all out the whole way. It's not like you have to conserve for the last part, like on the mobile or whatever. It's really tough on the longer ones to know how much energy you should use at the start. Especially for M2O, that's the scariest part, is that basically, flat water pop up at the start and just thinking okay, if I use this much energy here, how much am I going to have for the end? And so for the Molokai Holokai race, it was like much more of a sprint the whole way. So yeah, it was a full grind. But yeah, it was really fun. Yeah. So yeah, so the Molokai or Maui to Molokai race and the Molokai Holokai, that was like two weeks before the M2O race. And then I think the following weekend there was the gorge challenge in Hood River and also the paddling mua on Maui, right? Finn, which one did you do again? I went to the gorge and then Jeffrey stayed here for Paddleamua. Okay, so how did the gorge, how was the gorge challenge? It was super fun. It was decently windy, a lot lighter than it usually is in the gorge, and then they ran both the wing downwind race and the sub downwind race on the same day, but they were, luckily this year they spaced it out by three or four hours, so we had time to do that one and then go back up to the second. So which ones did you compete in? Which races? I did the wing foiling downwind and course race, and then the sub downwind race. Sub foiling, right? Okay. So how, and then, yeah. So tell us a little bit about how those races went. So the first day they did all the downwinders, so at, in around 10 in the morning, they started the wing one and it was pretty light. We were all, everybody was just on their biggest wings, pretty much. I had a 6'5 and the, everyone started super close. And then these two guys, Johnny Heineken and Joey Pasquale, who are really good kite racers or kite foil racers, and now wing foil racers, they pulled a bit ahead. And then. I was trying, I was keeping with them a lot and then just slowly falling back and then just stayed like that the whole way down and just came in third in that one, maybe 15, 20 seconds behind Johnny and first and then 10 seconds. Wow. So that was a super close race too. Then how, what distance is that? Like how long is it? I think that one's not eight or nine miles. And what was the time on that one? 24. And you're going against the river current too, right? So that, that makes it a little bit slower then. Yeah. If you, yeah. Yeah. When it was super light. Yeah. Yeah, so I guess obviously if the wind was stronger, the how it is a lot of times, then you guys would have had faster times, right? And then in terms of the foils, we're using the same one that used in the M2M or? For the wing race, I was using that same Daytona foil. Yeah, so I guess depending on the wind conditions, you just use a bigger hand wing, but not necessarily a bigger foil. Yeah, usually. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. There's also a 6'5 unit D Lab for that one. Do you know what what kind of wing Johnny Heineken was on foil? I think both him and Joey were on the Mike's Lab foils. Do you know what size by any chance? No. I think the, either the 540 or the 600. Yeah, and those are super fast foils as well. But interesting. Okay. And then how did the Paddle in Mura go? You stayed on Maui, Jeffrey, right? And then how was that? Paddle in Mura was awesome. That event is a fundraiser to support kids with special was. I think 300 people registered to do the race and they had to close registration because it was so full, which was just, yeah, it was so incredible to see the race launches from legal gulch. So having everyone down in there, like the whole. Canoe paddling community. And then all the oil community as well was like, just so incredible to see, and yeah, the race itself was really fun. The conditions were good. We had all had a nice, good start out in the wind line and went down to Kanawha and it was, yeah, pretty good race. I was feeling good. The other guys, there's some other really fast guys. I think James. Casey Andrew, I was where they got a bit ahead of me through the middle of the race. And then I was coming in next to Kai. And then I did the same thing that I did in a M2M where my wingtip came out and I fell and I had to grind back up to get up. And then Oscar came in and passed me just before the finish. And then I was able to like, run past him on the beach to the end. Cause it was like this crazy beach run finish, but it was a super fun race. And also I will mention Edo ended up like just coming out just to be part of it. He wasn't even able to get in just because it was so full, but he was faster than anyone, which was pretty cool to see. Oh, so Edo actually won the race, but he wasn't officially registered kind of thing. Interesting. That was pretty cool. And then, those guys are the ones who've finished in the front on the M2O race as well. Yeah. So that's interesting. But yeah, so let's talk about that. The big one, the paddle board world championships, the Molokai Toahu race that one you guys both did. And so how did that go for you guys? That was good. I think it went very well for me. Yeah, it was super fun. Except for one thing. Yeah, we had good wind and then pretty good bumps the whole way, but it was a bummer for me. A couple days before I started getting this weird pain in my heel and was having a hard time walking. And then the day or two before the race, it just, this weird spot started coming in. And then up until the morning of the race, it just kept growing until a big blister on my heel. And I still just couldn't really put any weight on it. And then did the race. Luckily I had footstraps on my board, so I was able to. Kind of not put much pressure on it and use my toes on my foot a bit more. And then when I got to the finish, I just had to go to the doctor and they like drained it all out and then had to cut all the skin away. And yeah, I saw you briefly at the finish and you were limping and I was like, what's going on? And you showed me, and it's it was almost like a tennis ball size blister on your heel. It was huge, ugly looking too. It's yeah, the night before we were looking at it, wondering should we try and drain it and bandage up now or we ended up just yeah, I talked to Scott Trudeau, and who's Kai's, Scott Sanchez, sorry, who's Kai Lenny's trainer and he just said that I should probably wait to drain it because I don't want getting infected, which was good advice because I think if we had tried to pop it, it might not have been able to race. And then, but luckily made it and then just had to go to the doctor right after. Yeah. And then they basically just cut off all the skin and just cleaned up the infection kind of thing, or did they, do they know what kind of infection or what would happen? No, not really. I think it just, I got like a weird bruise inside and then it was bleeding a little maybe, and then got infected. So are you still healing up from that? Or is that all done now? Yeah, still healing, I think. Still on crutches right now trying not to put much weight on it. And then I think it's maybe another couple weeks before I can do stuff again. And you're taking like some, you probably had to go through some heavy antibiotics and stuff? I had to go through a week after. Yeah. And yeah, wow. But yeah, it was the first time they had the wing flow division at the at the Molokai Molokai Tuawa race. So I always get those mixed up, but anyway so it's cool that you were able to win that one. And it was a really good battle with Bobo and then Aiden Nicholas. Yeah. Most of the whole way, I think. Did you see them? Did you see them going across? Or I know that you guys were all pretty close, but yeah how was that? Yeah, we all started really close and we're pretty much on the same line, all in a pretty tight pack going towards Molokai. And then once the wind got a bit lighter, I think I had a bit more power in my wing and I was able to just drop a bit below them further downwind and pull ahead. And then. Once we got a lot closer to Oahu and further up the coast and we had to start weaving downwind, then I think I really pulled ahead a lot just because I had more power and was able to ride the bumps a bit more when it got really light. And then I think. But before that we were all super close. Yeah, and that's something to mention too that I mean I guess at the start the wind was actually pretty decent but then in the middle of the channel it got really light in some spots and then and it didn't really get seemed like it maybe got a little bit windier again towards the end towards Oahu, but And then once you got around the corner, then it was light again, right? Did you get any lulls coming in towards the finish or? I think I came about as close to coming down as I could have, and then just got another puff of wind, as I was about to come down and kept going, but it was, yeah, it was close coming around the point where there's this big dead zone of wind before you got the wind coming from Hawaii. And then I guess Bobo is a natural goofy footer, which is helps in the Molokai race because you're going in that stance most of the way. So for you, do you feel like you can go faster in your regular stance than in your in when you switch feet in the goofy foot stance or how do you, it's pretty similar right now. And then I will, I need to spend more time going goofy though, cause I think it would be faster, but. With my foot to that race I, it was like, he was my back foot. So I didn't have to put as much weight on it. I had to use that as my front foot. It would have felt a lot worse, but yeah, both, both Bobo and Aiden were goofy footed. So on the. The kind of first reach over to a Wahoo, I think it was a lot more comfortable for them. And then Aiden is from New Zealand, right? And he's on a, he was on the Armstrong foil, right? Yeah. What kind of foil he was on or what size and I think he just had a prototype one. He said it was around 470. Oh, so even smaller than yours, huh? A fair bit smaller than ours, which I think it helped him when it was windier. And then when the wind got lighter, he was just having a hard time going as downwind. So that's another thing to to mention too, like basically on a really small foil. Yeah. Like sometimes you can't get the same downwind angle because yeah, it starts dropping off foil. So you need a little bit more pressure in your wing. Yeah. So it's always like a gamble a little bit. If you are too small. It helps going faster, but then you're also taking a risk at when the wind gets lighter. So yeah, for sure. Cause that's what happened was at the start he was super fast and actually pulling ahead a bit when it was windier. And then once he got lighter, I caught up a lot to him and then was just able to go more downwind and the same speed towards the finish, just put a big gap on him because it was really light. And I was able to go more downwind. And then what handling were you on? It was the duotone. I was on the duotone unit D lab six meter, which I think I would've preferred to have a six five, but it's so hard to tell what the wind is doing. Apart from, do you mind sharing what your weight, your body weight? I think like one 40 to one 45. Okay. So yeah, so six meters, pretty big for you, for your body weight. And what about your board size? What's, what were the dimensions of the board you were using? Four, four, 35 liter sky free board or sky. It's a pretty small board, like basically a sink sinker, right? So it's nice for the weighing down one to just use something that. Cause you're using such a big wing. You don't really need a ton of board to get you going. And then you want something that once you're up is just really out of the way, so you're not catching it on other bumps. And there's a lot of moments there. I feel like they make it a lot easier to control the foil at high speeds. And then, yeah, you're not really too worried about it catching. And you didn't fall at all during the whole way across or did you have any, right at the start, maybe a minute or two in, I was. I think I just hit a weird warble and then the nose started going down and I tried to put weight on my back foot and put it right on my heel where it really hurt and then just. Stuff that knows I've been flying and then luckily God pretty fast, like 10, 15 seconds and was going again. Oh, good. Yeah. That's I always like to use a little bit longer and board higher volume board for racing, because yeah if you do fall or come off and it's light, then it just makes it so much easier to get back on foil for like course racing and then if the wind's lighter, that's definitely the way to go. Cause then it's the worst when you're just stuck down in the water and everyone's passing you and. Yeah, I can't get going again now. All right. Jeffrey, talk about your experience at the Mali to Molokaris. I heard from A lot of stand up foilers that the start was tough. And then all the wing full escort boats went across or, made wakes and chop and world up the water and stuff like that. So yeah, talk a little bit about how the start was and then, yeah, how the whole channel crossing went for you. Totally. Yeah. The start of the race is always difficult since you start just below the island. Time to. Generate as big as they'll be in the middle of the channel yet. And the wind at your back definitely helps. It's, it makes it like much easier than a completely flat water pop up. But the hardest part is you're able to grind up and get going. And that's something I practice a lot, especially like in flat water stuff, but just staying up for that time until you actually get into the bumps that you're able to relax and regain some energy is definitely the difficult part. So my focus on the start was just getting up, getting going and then keeping my heart rate as low as possible and trying to ride as efficiently as possible to not. Burn so much energy. So about how long did it take the pumping in the beginning where you just couldn't even rest at all, like until you reach some bumps where you could just take a little breather, you can take like tiny rest. Cause there was like a little bit of motion, especially like with all the boats going around. Some of it was bad. Some of it, you had to pump through, but then some of it, you could use to, to ride a little bit, I ended up. On the south side of the line at the start. So the boats actually cut across me really quickly, which was bad because it was right at the start and I hadn't gotten on a glide yet. But then I got to the other side of this boat wake and got a tiny bit of rest, which actually might've helped me a little bit. It didn't last very long. It was probably a few minutes before any good rest and then several more until you were like. You could actually ride a bump for a bit. Yeah. Yeah. But my friend Eli was saying he had a couple times where boats went like right in front of him and I think that's something that they need to educate the escort captains on that when we just can't go through a boat wake when it's all turned up. It's not, we just, the foil doesn't work in that, yeah, it makes it super difficult to divide when those currents are moving in the water off the prop. Yeah, it's definitely tough. I'm sure next year we'll have it all figured out, because... It's tough starting the wing and the sub at the exact same time as well. Yeah, there's... Yeah. I guess there's talk of doing the foiling on a different day than the paddling. What do you think of that? Do you think that would be a good way to do it? Yeah, I think that could be awesome. And I'm sure even if they do that, there'll be separate starts for the wing and foil, or maybe the boats will start further out for the wing since they have to like... If they let, if the wingboats let the going to catch up with how fast the wings are going, especially like this year was pretty light winds and which is easier for the boats to drive in and makes the rider slower. But if it's strong, it's going to be even more difficult. So I think I think a separate day in general could be awesome. It would. I think give them more customizability for the race course and just start further on the wind. And then there's maybe talk of finishing down at like Waikiki area. So you have bumps all the way to the finish. And then it's still a cool, like finishing the run that all the guys do over there. And I think it could be nice for like their Just managing everyone in the water. It won't be so many people on one day which is always good for safety as well. Yeah. And then, we were talking about do we really, does every foiler really need an escort boat? Cause it's not like you have to switch out hydration packs or whatever. It's, usually. You don't have that much interaction with your boat. It's for safety, but everyone also had the satellite tracker and whatever. So if they had enough safety boats, maybe not every foiler needs to have their own escort boat. I feel like that's overkill. What do you think about that? I don't think any of the foilers or especially the ones that were going fast had any interaction at all with their boats unless something went wrong, like you said. And I heard that a couple of spoilers, the boats didn't even find them, like they basically went across the whole channel without their escort boat. Oh man. Yeah, I think there were a couple of guys that they didn't find them until they were coming in at the finish. That's crazy. It's tough with so many people out there. Yeah. Yeah. And then you said you... Yeah, pretty good positioning at the end, like you were like around fifth place or something like that coming towards the China walls, Portlock, and then what happened like that. That last part is always so challenging. So how did that go for you? Yeah, I was coming in and I was like, I'd saved enough energy coming into the end that I'm like, okay, I want to save a good amount for the finish here because you always know how tough it is, especially when the swell is small, you're just going to have to pump quite a bit. And I tried coming in. I ended up just on the back of a swell along the wall where the wave breaks. I'm like, okay, I'm not going to make it over this thing. I should just try and pull off, catch another wave. And then when I tried to pull off on the one behind me, it just wasn't breaking. So I ended up going over to the other boil next to it and did catch a wave. And then, but it was too big and I fell on it. And just, yeah, just messed around, wasted tons of time doing it. Was it, sorry, this was at China Walls or further down? China Walls, okay. Yeah, right after I finished, me and my mom and dad went back out on our boat and then was just watching him come in. And, oh, it was such a bummer because he was doing so well and like up with, like up ahead of Kai and Mateo, I think. Mateo was like next to me coming in. Yeah, I think he was running like fourth or fifth. Was just in between two waves coming around, like right at China wall and then came down and then there, there just weren't many ways to catch. So it was, yeah, it was a moment. Yeah. There wasn't that much energy. There wasn't many waves coming through that day. And then and then where did you just paddle straight towards the finish from there? Or what was your strategy after that? Were you trying to catch another bump or were you prone paddling the whole way? Or what, how did it go after that? I decided to wait and catch a bump just because I, there was enough swell that I figured something would come and I did get, I got one first one and then just couldn't hold on to it when I first caught it. And that would have been like good. I wouldn't have lost that much time if I got on that one, but then I had to wait for another one, got on that. And I think it might have actually been faster if I just paddled in, but. I guess I saved a little bit of energy and then I ended up catching another wave at the next reef inside and pumping as far as I could on that. And then, yeah, just paddling all the way in. Yeah. And then just prone paddling or did you paddle on standing up or both? I prone paddled most of the way. I know a bunch of people were actually like doing the knee paddle thing which might've been faster, but I don't know if it was. For me personally, I felt like I could grind pretty well laying down. And then once I got close to the finish where it wasn't as windy, I stood up and paddled in. Yeah, because standing up or kneeling also has more you have more surface area and it's a really strong offshore wind there. So yeah, it's but yeah, it's funny how that the last part is a little bit anticlimactic where it turns into a paddle race, right? But yeah, it's definitely challenging. A lot. Yeah, a lot can change in that last, not even a mile, really, I think even for first place, I think Oscar was actually the first one to the point. And then James was a little behind and even came down, but luckily got back up on a wave just at China wall and then was able to pump like the connection was really good. And he was he's really good at pumping as well. So he's able to like pump further in. Yeah. Yeah. Actually, I think he caught a wave further in. He like, he pumped out to like pillars. Yeah, and then caught a wave there and then was able to connect it all the way over the reef and into the channel. So that's how you want it. So yeah. Cool. Yeah. So that so that was a bunch of exciting races and in a couple of weeks. Yeah. And what's next? Are did you guys know we're doing a wing full race here on Oahu on August 26th? That's like the, we're calling it the Hawaii wing full state championship. So I don't know if you guys can come to that, but that would be. Another somewhere else plan, but if not, yeah, we're certainly considering it because that could be super fun. You should come over for that Yeah, that'd be cool to have you guys But any do you have any other races planned or doing other competition stuff currently? I think you were considering going. Yeah, there's a kind of wing wave event in Morocco that I think I'm gonna go do and then Yeah, after that, not much. Yeah, otherwise we're considering other downwind races if they happen, but yeah, we'll see what comes. Yeah, right on. When is that race in, or the wave event in Morocco, when is that? I think it's end of September. Okay. So if you could design your own competition what would you include? Would it be like racing and freestyle or wave riding or yeah. What would, or does it, would it combine different? Like standup foiling and wing foiling, or what would you like what would be like your ideal race? If you could pick and choose. Everything would be pretty fun. Definitely a downwind subfoil section and then maybe downwind wing and then maybe some surf foiling and wing freestyle wing and waves. Just everything would be super cool. So like almost like four different division four different competitions and then have a combined score for every, everything. That would be cool. Yeah. Thanks. I'd be crazy. Yeah, that'd be super fun. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. We're thinking about maybe trying to put something like that together for Oahu. Yeah. So let's talk a little bit more about, about your equipment. So after you, after your sponsorship with Slingshot Energy you're both writing for Duotone Fanatic now, or yeah. So how did that come about and how's that going? We were just talking to those guys and it. It ended up working out really well because their design team is based on MAUI, which makes it really easy for us to work with them for testing and designing and everything like that. It's really nice to be able to like, meet with people and actually go and ride together sky Solbeck, who's done a lot of the wing boards, and then Ken Winter, who does all the wings, pretty much. They live super close to us, so it makes it really easy. And yeah, it's been awesome working with them on everything. Yeah. And I interviewed Ken and Alan Cadiz and I guess they, they go together on like upwind and downwind to test the wings and see which wing is faster going upwind, which wing is faster going downwind and things like that. Do you guys go out with them too, or do you, are you part of that kind of the testing crew for the wings? Absolutely. We do a bit of that with them. And then I think a lot of reason why we came in was to test the wings for kind of freestyle and jumping too. Because I guess they don't do that a lot. Yeah. Yeah, they don't like I know I don't get this doesn't jump at all that's and I think that's pretty smart because yeah for me too like I like to jump but it seems like I always get hurt when I jump that's how I end up getting hurt so I try to avoid it too lately but Yeah. So what have you guys had any serious injuries? I would, I guess that the infection doesn't really count as a foiling injury, but like what kind of injuries have you had from foiling or water sports? I've had a couple pretty bad, like knee injuries. One a couple of years ago, we were towing and then. I like fell with one of my feet in the straps and got a little rolled and just twisted my knee super weird. I think I'm, I think I strained my MCL. So that was, I was out of the water for two or three months. And then another time, I think it was the first time I was trying front flips winging. I just landed one super weird and tweaked my knee again. And then was out the water for another couple months after that. So actually the front flip the forward loop. If we can't, let's is there like a good video that you can maybe talk about that a little bit? Jeffrey will have a lot more video. I think you posted the one where you hurt yourself. Oh, yeah, I think yeah, it shouldn't be too far down. Maybe Pass this a little further Did you post it? Yeah. Okay. I think yeah the one in the center at the bottom. No, yeah this one Oh, yeah, that's the one I heard myself on. Okay first time trying. Oh, that was your first attempt Yeah. Oh, yeah. It looks like a kind of a rough landing. So what happened, your knees got discontinued, got tweaked forward or something like that? My front knee, I think I just jammed it super hard into the board and then just tweaked it weird. Okay. So that's what, that's, yeah, I guess for somebody trying it, they don't want to visualize it where you hurt yourself, right? So let's I. Okay. So do you have a one that you can, is this a forward loop? I think you should go to Jeffrey's page. He's got a lot. Yeah, tell us which one was a good video that you, where you can talk about the doing. Probably. Yeah. A little up. Oh, wait. Yeah. Back a little. The one at the bottom of the center. That one's actually, yeah, that one's good. This one? Yep. I think the one before might be the first one I posted. Okay. And it was, I don't think like when I was doing this one, I don't think anyone was doing it this style. Like a lot of guys we're doing very like forward loop style ones which were good, but that's when you get like those super hard landings, which can be really tough on the knees and on it. Like when I was first trying this, I didn't actually like. The rotation is much harder for landing than the backflip, because when you come around the backflip, the board's moving forward, so it's very easy to plane out and get right back on foil. But with the forward, you really have to like, slow yourself down in the air so you have a soft landing. So I was pretty happy when this kind of all worked and it all made sense. I actually to learn this one, I wasn't completely blind. Wyatt Miller, who's this really good wind surfer was doing basically forwards on a wing. And I like watched his videos and saw his body movement and saw what like I could adjust a little bit. And yeah, then it all worked out, which was nice. Did you guys ever windsurf? Or before, before starting wing foiling? I can, but I Not a single Not like a single jump windsurfing Is that like how you tuck in on this one it looks A lot like windsurfing like a forward forward loop and wing foiling Like that tucked in Yeah, totally. I'd say the biggest difference is I'm looking like under my right shoulder instead of back up and over it. But they're very similar for sure. Yeah. So yeah. So give us some pointers on or is there another video we can play here? Yeah, near the top there should be some good ones. Okay. Let's look further up. At the very top, I've been posting lots of downward stuff. That one on the right, right there. Yeah. Perfect. Okay. So there's, oh yeah, that's a high one. Oh, over rotated. Yeah. So talk, give us some pointers on how to do this move. Totally. Yeah. So the biggest thing I look for is a decent gust. And that's like for the day you want to make sure when you're in the air, you're not going to hit a hole in the wind and lose power. Cause that's The sketchiest thing and the sketchiest thing is like committing to that forward rotation, right? So as long as you get up and have the power I find it's very consistent to get around. And yeah, once you get over, it's not it doesn't feel dangerous anymore. Like you can land on your stomach or back even, but the foil under you or to the side of you and it's fine. So yeah, I go, I focus on finding a decent gust. Try and get a good amount of height. It's the same as the backflip, where if you give yourself a little more time to come around, you're generally going to have it's generally going to be easier to actually make it. And then the biggest thing is I, so I jumped, get in the air, like a, just a big straighter. But then as I'm coming up, I tuck my legs up under me and keep the board pretty like flat. And then I wouldn't say flat, but like foil facing down. And then once you're at the apex, it's really all about pointing the nose of the wing, just straight down and holding your whole body, like compact and together and strong and then obviously coming out of it, once you feel like you're halfway through the rotation, then you start to extend your legs, trying to reach out and feel for the water on your landing because with front flips you're blind when you're coming in. Like you don't have the, when you're doing a back flip, you can. Look up and you actually get to see how far you are from the water when you're coming into touch. But on front flips, it's like mostly all about feel. So the more you can reach your legs out and feel that water, the like easier time you're going to have. Absorbing the impact of the landing. So I guess, yeah, like for tricks in general it's always good to use like the smallest wing possible handling possible, right? It seems having a smaller wing but at the, it's obviously you don't want to be overpowered and stuff, but you're saying like, yeah, use it basically use a small wing, wait for a good gust. And then. But yeah, I guess this is saying it's you don't want to be like probably overpowered with a wing that's going to be too big or whatever. And yeah, yeah, the bigger wings just make it more like you more technical, I'd say, like your technique has to be a little more on point because otherwise it'll pull you or throw you in a weird direction that you weren't expecting. And with the smaller wings, you just get a bit more of that control which definitely makes it easier to learn. Okay. Cool. Yeah, and then I guess, and also you don't really have that issue where you get back winded, like in the back loop, like if you get the wing in the wrong position, it's not like you're going to get back winded or whatever, but what are some of the potential mistakes or things to avoid when you're doing it? Yeah. It's a funny thing. Cause a lot of. A lot of people that do front flips are they do end up shutting the power off and going much more like over the front and then you can have points where it can potentially backwing but I like to try and keep the power in it just so I don't have that problem. But yeah, the definite, what are the things that I'd say people struggle with the most? I think a big thing is just keeping your legs really connected to your upper body because a lot of times, especially when I was learning them, I would go with the wing and then just leave my legs and the board a bit behind and then just get stretched out during the rotation. Yeah, it's really easy to leave the board and foil behind because there's quite a bit of even though the stuff is super high performance and super lightweight, there still is like volume and weight with everything that's on your feet there. So being like focusing on, you get that jump and you're focusing on the height, really just sucking your feet into your or just your knees up and your knees to your chest basically. And it's not even that much. It's just enough so that you have a good connection. Finn was saying and accusing it all tucked in a little bit, keeping your legs close to your body. The other thing I do is same with backflips. I make sure to not turn too much up into the wind when I'm doing it. And I think that very, like that allows me to keep the power in the wing a lot easier. And it really makes it so that when you're up in the air and you go to point the wing down, that it really like. throws you around and gives you that rotation because it's easy to come up and Force yourself over, but it doesn't throw you around the same way that it does when you're able to turn off the wind a little bit and really open up that wing to the wind and have it throw you around. Yeah, but it seems like also like you always pop up and try to get some height before you throw yourself forward, right? Like you don't want to just instantly throw yourself forward as soon as you come off the water, right? Totally. Especially for front flips, it's a lot easier to get a high jump than for back flips. Because of the way you're holding the wing and the rotation of it. So I always like focus, I jump and then pause for a second and think okay, I want to keep going up here. And then when I feel that I'm high enough for the rotation, then I'll commit to the point in the window and talking and going for it. Yeah. So how about some tips for landing? Not just and when you're doing flips, but just in general, what's, what are some tips for make sticking a landing and making the landing. Totally. Yeah. And in general, foiling is actually really nice for landing because you get. Yeah, the front wing and tail wing extended off that mass. So you get like a nice kind of cushion when you're coming in, as opposed to just straight windsurfing, you land so much harder without the foil. Breaking your fall on the water for basically any foil trick. The most important thing is to reach out as you're coming in and you don't want to reach out to the point where you're overextending your knees because then you could hurt them in another way, but you want to reach out enough just so you get elongated when you're coming in. And then as soon as you feel that water coming up, then you want to start compressing and compress as much as you can coming in, using the wing to support your weight as much as pos
In this episode of The Healers Café, Manon Bolliger, FCAH, CBHT (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practice) speaks with Kristen Blythe about her discovery of hidden traumas, including ancestral trauma, and how to heal from it. For the transcript and full story go to: https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/kristen-blythe Highlights from today's episode include: Kristen Blythe And, you know, I had gone through all this really deep, intense work on my personal experience. And then when I started reflecting back on it, I realized that I wasn't the first in my ancestral lineage. I was the third generation that had experience this type of trauma. Kristen Blythe And this ancestral blueprint is an energetic template that anchors in all the patterning the programming, both ancestral blessings and ancestral burdens, which would be ancestral trauma, ancestral patterning programs, limiting beliefs, things like that, into our experience. Kristen Blythe So, you have to understand what exists, where it came from, how it's affecting you and how you want to change it, and then you give permission and that can be applied to so many different healing modalities. ABOUT KRISTEN BLYTHE: Kristen Blythe, founder of Rooted Wisdom Holistic Life Coaching, is an ancestral healing coach, intuitive energy healer, and mentor for healing professionals with over 20 years of experience in the field. She has a BA in History, is certified as a Life Coach, Reiki Master Teacher, Meditation Instructor, and has training in over a dozen healing modalities from around the world. Additionally, she has certifications in Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy and Applied Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Yoga. Her career in the intuitive energy healing arts began as an in-person private practice healer and teacher. During this time she trained students from around the world in all Reiki levels, from Level I to Master Teacher level. In 2022 she formed a coaching business and transitioned to an online format with a focus on teaching clients and students to access their own inner wisdom and become their own most powerful healer. Kristen is a teacher for popular meditation apps InsightTimer and Aura, and her work has been published in Elephant Journal and The Mindful Word. Kristen's intuitive abilities have been her best guide in life and professionally. With the support of her spirit guides and intuition, she has successfully healed from PTSD and childhood trauma using the same techniques that she now uses with clients. She guides clients forward using meditative visualization, ancestral blueprint work, somatic parts work, limiting belief template work, energy healing, and intuitive insights. Her passion is guiding clients and students to their own inner wisdom to help them overcome limiting ancestral patterns and traumas that hold them back from a joyful, uplifting, and purposeful life. Core purpose/passion: My mission is empowering other people in their own healing journey and teaching them that they have all of the wisdom they need inside of themselves, and they are completely capable of healing when given the right tools and support. My passion is ancestral energy healing and helping individuals recognize the ancestral traumas, patterns, and limitations that show up in their lives that have been passed down through their lineage. Healing generational trauma and patterns is bigger than each individual doing the work. Ancestral healing positively impacts future generations, past generations, and truly all of humanity when we each work to overcome the ancestral burdens that we carry within ourselves. Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Substack | YouTube ABOUT MANON BOLLIGER, FCAH, CBHT As a recently De-Registered board-certified naturopathic physician & in practice since 1992, I've seen an average of 150 patients per week and have helped people ranging from rural farmers in Nova Scotia to stressed out CEOs in Toronto to tri-athletes here in Vancouver. My resolve to educate, empower and engage people to take charge of their own health is evident in my best-selling books: 'What Patients Don't Say if Doctors Don't Ask: The Mindful Patient-Doctor Relationship' and 'A Healer in Every Household: Simple Solutions for Stress'. I also teach BowenFirst™ Therapy through Bowen College and hold transformational workshops to achieve these goals So, when I share with you that LISTENING to Your body is a game changer in the healing process, I am speaking from expertise and direct experience". Mission: A Healer in Every Household! 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Making It Personal (ft. Bridget Hilton, Chad Foster, and Nikolas Badminton)Three top speakers on embracing change in life and onstageOPENING QUOTE:“I trained to be a Samurai in Japan. I worked on a lobster boat in Massachusetts. I went to farm school. I was a model for a whiskey company, which was really fun. I once did a speech where I was in between Ben Affleck and Aerosmith, so there was a lot of imposter syndrome on that one. And I've learned all these weird skills. Learned how to trapeze or how to make my own coffee beans or fly a plane or go dog sledding.”-Bridget HiltonGUEST BIOS:Chad Foster is an award-winning business leader, international keynote speaker and author of Blind Ambition. Connecting inspiration to implementation, Chad shares the insights gained from going blind at 21 and bouncing back to build a massive enterprise value, creating a more resilient leadership culture, and inviting diversity to drive business innovation.Links:WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookLinkedInTikTokBridget Hilton, my next guest, is a leading expert in the art science and path to becoming rich in life experiences. Inspired by a viral video of a deaf woman hearing for the first time, she then founded the first social good electronics company called Listen, sold millions of products, partnered with the likes of Google and Delta Airlines and Amazon, and has given over 50,000 people the gift of hearing.Links:WebsiteInstagramLinkedInNikolas Badminton is a world renowned futurist speaker, and he mentors leaders to create more connected, curious and creative teams that embrace futures designed to drive more profit and explosive growth.Nik has spent 30 plus years working with leadership at over 300 leading organizations at the frontline of Foresight, strategy and disruption. He's the chief futurist at futurist.com and the author of Facing Our Futures: How Foresight Futures Design and Strategy Creates Prosperity and Growth.Links:WebsiteTwitterLinkedInYouTubeCORE TOPICS + DETAILS:[11:06] - Turning Stories About You into Stories About Your AudienceBeing personal without stealing the spotlightMany speakers struggle with finding the balance of sharing personal stories to engage with their audience without making it “all about them.” After all, a great keynote is about the audience — not the speaker.That's a balance all of this week's guests have achieved in their own unique ways. For some, like Bridget, it's about breaking up her incredible adventures with funny, self-deprecating stories of bad experiences and vulnerability.For Chad, it's all about disarming tension between speaker and audience. As someone who went blind at the age of 21, he understands the power of humor in breaking down barriers with people who may not know how to be “natural” around someone whose experienced something he has. [15:14] - Teaching TransformationHow to encourage an audience to embrace changeAll three of our featured speakers have undergone transformations throughout their lifetimes. From changes in physical capabilities to changes in mindsets, how do they bring their personal stories into a powerful conversation about embracing change?It's all about getting the audience to ask: “How can I make this work for me rather than against me? What can I control?” If you can tap into that, you'll have your audience captivated — and lead them to change.[22:05] - What if the Audience Disagrees?Connecting with your audience even when they're disconnectedOur guests this week have all experienced audiences who aren't fully receptive to their message. Their advice? Lean into it. If we really believe that keynote speaking is about initiating change, then a hostile audience is the perfect audience. They're the ones who have the power to be transformed. So be jarring, be bold, and don't adjust your message just to be as agreeable or “warm and fuzzy” as possible.[27:27] - Speakers Think (Blank), but the Truth is (Blank)Myths and truths in the speaking businessWhat do speakers believe that simply isn't true? The greatest myth, on which all our guests agree, is that perfect delivery is the pinnacle of the craft. Many speakers believe that what an audience wants is the perfect flow, that you have your content down to a T, that you're polished from the moment you step onstage to the moment you leave.But really it's about connection and even vulnerability. Your audience wants you to be human, to share your humanity with them. When you can do that, you can bring them into their world and help them see the transformational power within themselves. 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You think you know the full story of the devastating Hawaii wildfires? Think again. This isn't just another tale of nature gone wild. It's a wild time to be alive, and it's time to wake up from the mainstream slumber. In this eye-opening episode of the Adams Archive, We dive headfirst into the blaze of confusion and conspiracy surrounding the Hawaii fires. Including documents that prove the government has been working on directed energy weapons capable of causing a terrible wild fire since before 1975. We then go deeper into the modern applications of this technology and who is behind them... could it be the same organizations looking to take over the sacred Maui land? Join me as we unearth the hidden secrets and questionable narratives that the 'powers-that-be' would prefer you to ignore. What were those government-funded experiments all about? Why are so many conspiracies suddenly becoming realities? And most importantly, how long can we remain oblivious to the shadows that lurk behind these tragedies? All the Links: Https://linktr.ee/theaustinjadams Substack: https://austinadams.substack.com Full Transcription: Adams Archive. Hello, you beautiful people and welcome to the Adams Archive. My name is Austin Adams, and thank you so much for listening today on today's episode, we are going deep into a recent topic that has come up as a result of the devastating fires in LA High. Hawaii. Now, if you don't know anything about this, you've probably been sleeping under a rock for the last week, but that's okay. I'll catch you up to speed. Uh, so basically what's been going on is there's been horrific, horrific wildfires that have been spreading across a specific island in Hawaii, and not just any island, but one of the most affluent areas that there is. Now, as a result of this, you know, there was, uh, a lot of conversations being had about a specific topic, but. The first conversation to have is, it's terrible. It's horrific. All of these people are losing their livelihood, uh, potentially hundreds if not thousands of people have lost their lives. I've seen video after video of, of men, women, and children escaping from their cars and running into the water on the side of the road to escape from these horrific fires. So my heart goes out to all of them. My heart goes out to the island. My heart goes out to the people of Hawaii. Uh, what a terrible tragedy that this is, but something has come up as a result of this that has directed the conversation into something that makes people believe that maybe this wasn't the organic fire I. That were being sold, that it was, a lot of people in Hawaii itself are coming out and saying that they, they don't believe that narrative. And we've seen this happen in California. We've seen this happen now in Canada with, with smoke going all over the United States to where, you know, I, I woke up here and look outside on certain days and you can barely see the sun. It's, it's, it's a wild time to be alive. And so now another time. In Hawaii. So one only has to wonder how much of an anomaly is this? We, we, I cannot recall this many devastating wildfires at any given time. Now, what the mainstream narrative will tell us is that it's climate change, right? It's because you drive your vehicle to work every day and you fill it up with gas instead of our electric vehicles, which, you know, we create the batteries from, you know, coal and, and other fossil fuels. But, um, I digress. That's what we're talking about today. What this led into a conversation about was now being called a conspiracy, which is the idea of directed energy weapons, which I will dive into you with you. I didn't believe, I didn't understand this. I didn't know this was a thing. There's very few conspiracies that we go into, conspiracies that we go into that I don't have a clue going into it. And I took a deep dive into this over the last 24 hours and have been really, uh, Learned a lot about how longstanding these military operations and government funded science, uh, scientific experiments have been happening for, and I'm blown away. I I had no idea that this was going on. So I'm gonna take you through my findings. We're gonna walk through what's happening in Hawaii, uh, and we're gonna read it from the accounts of some, some people that were there, some accounts of people who have broken this stuff down. But the longer you stick around, the deeper. We get, all right. As always, leave a five star review. Hit that subscribe button. If you're here with me for the first time, I appreciate you. If you're here with me for the second time or however many times after that, go ahead and leave a five star review. Um, uh, it's literally the only way that you can give back to what I'm doing here today at this time, and that's all I want from you is if you know I'm putting a lot of work into this, if you can. Show that you appreciate that by just going in there, leaving a five star review. I hope that you enjoyed our silent weapons for quiet wars deep dive that we did last week, that we tied up with a bow. Uh, if you go to my Instagram, the Austin J. Adams, and you go to the most recent video on there about silent weapons for quiet wars, you can actually comment silent weapons onto that and I will automatically send you the documents and both of the deep dives. Alright. Before we get into all of that, I am going to dive into, or, or just jump into a, a video that has gone viral across the entire United States, because so many people are hungry, hungry to hear the, the narrative of the people and not the narrative of the propaganda that we're being sold. So stick around for that. But first, let's jump. Into it, the Adams archive. All right. The very first thing that we're gonna jump into today is going to be a musician by the name of Oliver Anthony. And if you have not heard this song yet, you have been living under a rock. Alright. In the last six days from this video being posted from a no-name artist, Oliver Anthony is now a one of the biggest country stars that there is. Okay? Six days, 10 million views. Wild to see how something in, in a time where, you know, we hear about the, the Renaissance time and, and, and the, you know, cultural movements of art and how art truly speaks to the times that people were living in and, and what, what the soul needs to be quenched when it's thirsty during those time periods. And I think that this song is one of those times I think that, that the American people are so thirsty, so, so, Fed up with the mainstream narratives, with the mainstream news corporations, with the, with the mainstream politicians. They're so fed up with it that it was just absolutely perfect timing for a song like this to come out. So, I'm gonna start your day off right? Let's go ahead and listen to this song that's been stuck in my head for five straight days. Joe Rogan posted this song about 36 hours ago, and I'm actually the number one comment on that post, giving a quote from this song that I love of has over 12,000 likes. Just my comment on this Joe Rogan post. But, um, Uh, there's some really amazing parts to this, so I'll, I'll give you a few of my favorite parts, but let's go ahead and, and listen to this because Oliver, Anthony just crushes this and I'll set the scene for you. I'll actually go ahead and, and show this on my screen for you as well. Uh, What I'm gonna pull up for you is actually the music video that he did in a, just a, a surrounded by trees in the woods. A deer stand in the background, three dogs at his feet, and what this like, awesome looking guitar in his hands. Um, so here we go. This is Oliver Anthony, rich Men north of Richmond. I've been selling my soul working all day overtime, hours for bullshit pay so I can sit out here and waste my life away, drag back home and drown my troubles away. It's a damn shame. What the world's gotten to for people like me, people like you wish I could just wake up and it not be true, but it's, oh, it's living world with and so. These richmen. Know through Richman, Lord knows all wanna have total control. Wanna know what you think, wanna know what you do and they don't think you know, but know that you do because your dollar ain't shit. And it's tax to know him calls a I wish politicians. Look out for miners and not just miners on an island somewhere. Lord, we got folks in the street. Ain't got enough in the heat and the whole beast. Milk and welfare. But God, if you're five foot three and you 300 pounds, taxes don't. Not to pay for your bags of fudge round, putting themselves six feet in the damn country. Does. Is keep on kicking them down, Lord. Hits a damn shame what the world's gotten to for people like me, people like you wish I could just wake up and it not be true, but it is. Oh it is living in the new. These rich men know the rich men. Lord knows they all just wanna have total control. Wanna know what you think, wanna know what you do, and then don't think you know, but I know that you do. 'cause your dollar ain't shit and it's taxing. No hand calls. I've been selling my soul working all day overtime, hours for bullshit pay. Ooh. And if that doesn't speak to your soul, son, you have not been paying attention. God, that's amazing. All right, so Oliver, Anthony, as I just said, has had some incredible, incredible songs come out, but none other than that one right there that has just spread like wildfire across the entire psyche of the American public. And there's a few lines in there now. You know, I'll give you some, some context here. The rich men north of Richmond are the politicians, right? That's Washington dc. Some of the other parts that I found to be, you know, the comment that I made, That was the number one comment on Joe Rogan's Instagram of this post was that I wish politicians would look out for minors, not just minors on an island somewhere, calling out a number of politicians who were seen on Epstein's Island's flight logs, including our very own president. Bill Clinton, I believe it was some 17 times, bill Clinton was on the flight logs and 21 times or 21 times he was on the flight logs 17 times that he was logged into the White House. Epstein was, while Bill Clinton was in office, right? And, and, and so he talks about inflation, right? Your dollar ain't shit. It's taxed to no end. We talked about that in our last episode. The salesman that comes up to you and tries to sell you this idea of the government, and it just doesn't make sense today with all these frustrations that we have and all, all of the, all of the totalitarian control that he's referencing. They just, they just want total control. And he perfectly articulates this in the song and captures the, the essence of the American frustration in, in, in three minutes and 10 seconds perfectly. And as a result, this man now gets his due. He will be one of go down as, as one of the most famous country artists. Ever, I believe with a, you know, the, the, the songs that he's singing right now just resonating across state lines, county lines. Right. And, and there was some, you know, I posted that on, on Joe Rogan's. Video of this and, and some people were arguing about whether it was minors with M I N O R S or m I n E R S, right. I wish politicians would look out for minors, not just minors on an island somewhere. And what I believe that he was referencing and, and you know, we won't know for a little bit until the actual. Lyrics of this come out, but, and what a lot of people seem to think is that he, he's talking about m i n e r s. I wish politicians would look out for minors. I wish politicians would look out for the, the blue collared workers, the people doing overtime, hours, just trying to make ends meet. And, and again, I think this just perfectly encapsulates what we've been missing in the public. And, and speaks to the frustration, speaks to the, the angst of the American people. And, and the, the, the, the. Wanting to rid ourselves of the grossness. That is the, the hands of the politicians on everything that we do. Right? So I just wanted to play that for you. Start this thing off. Right. We'll move into the next topic. Right now, but I hope you enjoyed that song. I hope you go follow Oliver Anthony, uh, on YouTube, on Instagram, anywhere that you can find him. Um, go, go look it out or go, go listen to him. Go follow him. Pretty incredible stuff. Alright, let's move on to our very first topic of the day. But man, that song just hits home. Alright, uh, here we go. So this is the video. Of a news anchor who is showing the Maui wildfires, which is now the deadliest wildfire in American history. Let's watch this video. Maui where we have just learned that this is now the deadliest wildfire in modern US history and just behind us, this is the remnants of a house burned in another blaze as the entire island is battling ideal conditions right now for wildfires. What we know about this tragedy is already unbearable. Nearly 100 dead, more than 2000 homes and buildings destroyed. We are still so far from understanding the full toll, and we'll explain why tonight. This is the overhead view of the sweeping devastation in La Hana. We now know that only 3%, 3% of those homes have been checked for bodies. Just next to where we're broadcasting tonight, we have two cars incinerated by the wildfires. That right there was a Tesla. You can see what's left of the front row seats in the distance. That was a lush green hill. Now scorched to its core. It shows the power of these wildfires. The governor has been warning that the death toll will go up, and there are still so many residents who escape the flames but are now searching for their loved ones. And tonight, angry at officials and a warning system, they say failed them. MG Room, third room. Third MGM Tonight. This is what it looked and felt like. Escaping the LA wildfire. Oh, no guys. No, we, we. This new video showing the sheerer panic as a family stuck in a line of cars, had minutes to escape before the flames engulfed the road out. This is a disaster. That drive through hell is how Rafa Ochoa and his family made it out alive. I knew it was bad and it was moving fast, and it was moving fast, really fast. It got it got to our homes within seconds. With the fast moving fire, closing in on his home, Ochoa heroically grabbed both his kids and his friend's children. Their parents were at work and scrambled everyone out. Did you hear any alarms? Did you get any kind of warning? No alarms, no warning. Nothing. No. That's something that will come up in a little bit about the To police. Police rolling by telling us to evacuate or anything. Warning the desperation of those chilling moments. Now turning to anger. Where were you guys too? To try and get us out. Evacuate us. You know, we're mad. We're mad. No, we didn't just lose our homes. We lost our town. Lost history. You know, our kids are traumatized. You guys messed up real bad. Hawaii emergency officials have said sirens on the island weren't activated during the fire. Wow. The other alerts by phone crazy and broadcast were having seen that storm. Uh, we have, we have doubts. That much could have been done with a, a fiery, um, fast moving fire like that. The scale of the devastating loss now unprecedented in modern times, the deadliest wildfire in the US in more than 100 years, claiming at least 93 lives, just so you know, 3%. That's what's been searched with the dogs 3%. When we pick up the remains and they fall apart. And so when you have 200 people running through the scene yesterday, I don't know how much more you want me to describe it, that's what you're stepping on as FEMA and the governor survey, the damage search teams with cadaver dogs that just arrived to Maui yesterday. Now scouring the ruins of historic Lana again today. Are you saying we're just at the beginning of this disaster? So for the first few days we had done searches in the streets. Now the guy that you hear talking is the police chief. Uh, let me see if I can get his title up here. But he's the police chief of Laina of Hawaii, um, in Maui. Now, this man. If I'm not mistaken, I, I believe it is this man right here. There's some questions around this man, because apparently, and let's, let's double check first from some of these articles that I have up here, but apparently Yep. That's the same guy. The guy running the show in Maui right now during these wildfires is the, this, the police chief in Maui is the same guy who ran the show during the Vegas massacre. Something even crazier about this police chief is that he is a federal agent with a top secret clearance according to LinkedIn. Hmm. Now what would a man with a top secret clearance, a federal agent finding himself in the midst of two of the biggest crises in American history? One being the largest massacre, I believe, the largest mass shooting of any ever. And now the largest death toll, the deadliest wildfire of any in US history. What are the odds of that? What are the odds of that? How many police chiefs are there out there, and how did he find himself moving from Vegas to now Maui as the police chief? The same guy who ran the show during the Vegas massacre. Interesting. So let's go ahead and let's look a little deeper into that because the police chief, the one answering all the calls, the one talking to all the news media, coordinating every single part of the narrative here is the same exact guy. The same guy that did it during the Vegas shooting. And if there's a, you know, Hamm's razor. Would tell us if I'm, if I'm using that correctly, right. The least, the, the most likely scenario is the likeliest, right? It's like the, the one that involves the least moving parts. Sometimes that can be used in a different way. It's like, what? What is the likelihood that the same man. Right. Well, the, the, the most likely scenario here seems to be telling us that it's not a coincidence that this man was there in both instances, because statistically speaking, that just shouldn't be the case. Right. So let's go ahead and read more about this individual. So let's start back at the Vegas investigation. If you recall. What ended up happening with that is they spent years of investigations tearing the guy's history apart. This says and spent millions of dollars, and they still had no idea what his motive was, why he was there with the guns, or that anyone anywhere was aware of it. Somebody else said the, that a reminder of the Vegas coverup, a high ranking Saudi aristocracy. Aristocrat got drunk and drugged and started shooting from their, her hotel window into a crowd. The United States helps cover up, but asks for the punishment of the guy, which the Saudis agree upon, and do it. Hmm. So they point to the Wikipedia, ar, or Wikipedia pages of the Las Vegas shooting. And if you recall, let's go ahead and just read this real quick. A 64 year old man from Nevada Open Fire on the crowd attending the 91 Harvest Music Festival on the Vegas Strip from the 30 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. He fireboard a thousand bullets, killing 60 people, and wounded at least 413. Wow. The ensuing panic brought the total number of injured to approximately 867. About an hour later, he was found dead in his room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. How convenient The incident is, the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in American history. It focused attention on firearm laws in the us, particularly with regard to bump stocks. Ooh. Hmm. Says the 64 year old former auditor in real estate businessman who had been living 80 miles of northeast of, uh, northeast of Las Vegas in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada. Yeah, that sounds like who's gonna shoot 400 people. Had a long-term girlfriend and had no known children. He was son of Benjamin Paddock, a bank robber who was on the FBI's most wanted list between 1979 and or 1969 and 77 Pex only inter uh, interactions with law enforcement were traffic citations. Hmm. Yeah. Interesting. So same guy who was the police chief during this time. Right. Let listen what the governor of Hawaii had. Oh, alright. Jumping ahead of ourselves first about preserving. So let's go ahead and read a little bit about what people are saying about the Hawaii situation because some people are pointing to what the mayor. Uh, in, or I'm sorry, the governor is saying about the land already, right? They're saying that a lot of people seem to think that this is some type of land grab. So let's see what we have here. It says the governor of Hawaii already having ideas for the land being Laina moving forward. I'm already thinking about ways for the state to acquire that land so that we can put it into workforce housing to put it back into families or to make it open spaces in perpetuity as a memorial to people who were lost. We want this to be something that we remember, uh, after the pain path. Okay? I gotta tell you guys, I am so frustrated with investors and realtors calling the families who lost their home offering to buy their land. How? Dare you do that to our community right now. Frustrated hearing since yesterday that multiple families that I know personally were reached out and offered money from investors and realtors. Shame on you. Shame on you. If you are a Maui realtor contributing to that, karma's gonna come and get you. Hmm. Here is another video had to say about the fires of the destruction of Laina. It does appear like a bomb and fire went on. It does appear like a bomb and fire went on. All of those buildings virtually are gonna have to be rebuilt. It will be a new Lana in its own image, its own values. It's gonna be billions of dollars. We are so coordinated with state, county, and federal support that it took less than a quarter of a day, six hours to get the approval from the president to bring those resources in. This was, of course, a shock to see a hurricane and its winds. I think that we're seeing this for the first time in many different parts of the world. I've been contacted by several governors across the country to share their experiences in a time where global warming is combined with strengthening students. So let's just go over a few of the red flags there. It is the very first time that anything like this has ever happened. Hmm. Very interesting. They want to acquire the land as quickly as possible and turn it into government subsidized housing. And also there's been discussions around turning Le Hana into some sort of smart, connected city, right? You recall some episodes that we did on the 15 minute cities where basically it's just completely under totalitarian control exit. He said, very coordinated bomb and fire went off. All right. There's the other one. A bomb and fire went off according to the governor of Hawaii, why would you use the word bomb in a wildfire? I, I wonder how many, how many other wildfires you could go find where the governor of the state mentions bombs? Hmm. All we will need to rebuild is billions of dollars in its own likeness and own image with its own values. What does that even mean? And it's so coordinated with state, county, and federal support that within less than six hours, they got six hours, got approval from the president to bring resources, hurricane type wind that just happened to be the same time as the bomb, like fire governors calling to share their experience. So we start the press conference out with bombs and explosions, then set up how we're gonna get some smart cities in Hawaii and then we end it with 2030 propaganda of global warming. Right? Yep, exactly right. So we see all of these things coming together and, and we're gonna get into eventually how people are thinking that this actually happened. I wanna set the stage for you, right? The governor is saying bomb like fires. He's saying the immediate resourcefulness of the federal, state communities coming together to fund this operation, to buy out this land. Now, this land wasn't just, isn't just a piece of Hawaii. This land was originally a, a piece of land that is one of the most sought after pieces of land in Hawaii, in Maui. Um, the, these waterfront properties are worth tremend, like billions of dollars combined, and they would not sell the property to the government no matter how many times they came to them. Right. Now there's certain amendments within the Constitution that would allow them to, under certain circumstances, to basically take over this land by purchasing it at a fair price, uh, without the consent of the owners. And so let's watch one more video, maybe a couple more on this, and then we'll move into the actual directed weapons. It looks like there's a fair amount of videos actually on this, but I don't want to go too, too deep into other people's stuff. We'll do our own deep dive here, but I do wanna set the stage for you now. There's a guy named Matt Kim, who does a pretty good video on this that we'll go ahead and watch, and then we'll go from there. Several wildfires have broken out on the island of Mau. What's going on in Maui? There is a lot to unpack, so try to keep up. Several wildfires have broken out on the island of Maui, creating mass devastation and destruction, most notably, the town of Laina. This is not the people's fault, and our hearts go out to those affected. Why is Laina significant? It was once the capital of the kingdom of Hawaii. Prior to the forced US annexation and the eventual move to Honolulu, Lena is filled with native property and business owners that have dug their heels in and have refused to sell their properties to conglomerates such as BlackRock, Vanguard, and Oprah Glob Prime oceanfront property, still owned and managed by the natives. So what caused this destruction? Short answer, no one knows. All government agencies, local and federal have vehemently stated that it is unknown. However, there are two competing theories online. One environmental, the perfect combination of a major hurricane, 200 miles off the southern shore of Maui, combined with northern pressure to create massive dryness and winds were too diabolical. Something the conspiracy theorists call A D E W Direct Energy Weapon. And you will find that that's not just the conspiracy theories. That's articles from back from 1979 that we're gonna read that talk about directed energy weapons, so not just the conspiracy theorists. These are articles from like the Washington Post in the seventies talking about the Soviet directed energy weapons. What? I had the same response. So I started Googling the first article that pops up when you Google Maui. D e w is from Newsweek. It starts like this. The devastating wildfires in Hawaii have brought a new conspiracy theory from climate change deniers who suggest that the destruction was orchestrated by the federal government's direct energy weapons. Ugh. Anytime a propaganda media article starts with conspiracy theory by climate change deniers makes me wanna believe it more. Mm-hmm. Next article, fact checked. False. Wait, what? I thought the facts were unknown. How can we rule out trending theories as impossible already? Joe Biden just announced that the federal government will provide aid to those that lost their homes. That means homeowners who lost their houses and properties can now loan money from the federal government at a low interest rate. Your super valuable property that is skyrocketing value. You can now get a new mortgage courtesy of Uncle Sam. There are also countless efforts by the people to send aid and support to devastated areas. This would be great, except local residents are now saying that they're having difficulty delivering such aid and only FEMA and Red Cross aid is being allowed in roadblocks everywhere. No one allowed in or out. Hmm. And Maui is an island surrounded by water next to one of the largest US military bases. Local residents are saying that they received no advanced warning and that they only evacuated once. They saw the thick black smoke at their doors. Now that's an interesting concept that a lot of people are starting to talk about in some of these videos is that, that the, they said that, uh, some of the residents in this area said that every single Saturday at the first of each month, they do their emergency warnings every Saturday without fail, and all of the sudden there's a huge wildfire, wildfire that is creeping up to their doorsteps. And they don't, they aren't notified at all until the smoke is seeping through their doors. And if you recall, there was a false, like nuclear text message claiming that there was a nuclear bomb headed towards Hawaii at one point where they falsely stated that from a military individual who pressed the wrong button, now all of a sudden they don't know how to find the right button when there's a, a cata catastrophic fire coming and creeping up to the people's doors all around an entire island killing. Tens and hundreds of people, right? As they said in that article, there's only 3% of houses that have been searched so far, and there's 93 deaths. Let's do some math, right? 93. Let's multiply that times three. That's, uh, two hundred and seventy nine, two hundred eighty. Multiply that by 10, that's 2,800 deaths, potentially based off of the 3% rate at 93 deaths. That's just the math, right? And maybe there's more people, and maybe there's less people, but the off of the 3% math that we can do right there, that's what what we're probably looking at around a thousand people, more than that, right? That are dead as a result of this. And some people are asking why. Even the people that are on the the island are very, very skeptical of who and what caused this. And they, they don't seem to be convinced that it was a hurricane or a random fire. Right. It's like less than 3% of fires are caused by non manmade ways, and we're seeing this in every single wildfire instance. We're seeing that there's multiple locations being targeted that like a singular time that causes this massive, massive fire right around the time that there's extremely high winds, right? You cannot tell me that that's a coincidence. You cannot, I don't believe you. All of these wildfires happening simultaneously in all these weird areas coming together perfectly at the right time when there's a massive amount of winds. I don't believe you. So a lot of people seem to be very skeptical as well, especially when you have back to back, to back to back. You see California on fire. We see Canada on fire now. Maui on fire. Completely unrelated circumstances, and all of them seem to have to do with climate change according to, like he said, the most frustrating part about this, one of the most frustrating parts about this is that these fact checkers come out and say that, oh, it's absolutely can't be directed energy. Weapons fact check. False, not true. You don't know. You have no idea. Why are we ruling out the idea? Nobody's saying no. You know, it's, it almost shows the blame, right? It, it almost shows that, that they're so scared of this narrative when it could be Russia, it could be China, it could be any number of different countries that are targeting us with these weapons that they've been developing for over 50 years. But you want to immediately write it off, and that makes you look more guilty than anything. Alright? Um, Here we go. Let's go ahead and watch this. Let's go ahead and read this article here. Let's exit out of that video. Alright. There's another portion of this, and again, this comes from a video on Twitter from Paul's corner 21, and it says, many are speculating that the fires could have been intentionally set to disenfranchise The natives who owned the historic ocean from properties that were devastated in the blaze. Others believed the fires were started to level the area to make way for 15 minute cities promoted by the likes of the World Economic Forum. Hmm. Interesting. Even more people are curious why there are brick and mortar buildings burnt into rubble while surrounded by trees. That's kind of weird. So let's look at this video. Uh, mentioning some of the, the ideas around this and didn't flood them, didn't give them, you know, crazy, you know, other things. But it caused fires. It caused fires, and not only on Maui. But it caused fires in the most precious parts of real estate in Maui. Laina Front Street is worth billions. The Hawaiians that have been holding out and the Kanaka have been holding out for years not wanting to sell their property in Laa due to these big million dollar companies. It is not a coincidence, I don't believe how in the most precious parts of Maui, Kula, Laina, and that the locals that are standing strong and do not want to give up Oprah Winfrey's fucking view up in Kula that the Hawaiians are holding out on that the fire was going to the ho, the Hawaiians and the Kanaka that was holding right there on Front Street. Hmm. Interesting. So specifically targeted areas that seem to be worth lots of money where people were digging their heels in. Right now, when we get to what these directed energy weapons are and who is developing them, one of the largest names is Lockheed Martin, and when you look into who's the largest shareholders of Lockheed Martin, the list goes like this. State Street, 14% State Street, 14% of Lockheed Martin, Vanguard 9%, and BlackRock 7%. The very same companies that this man is claiming are going and after these properties and have been trying to buy them out. He didn't name them by name, but he's talking about those companies going to buy them out and take over this property, right. Now another conversation that comes up is around 15 minute cities. So the idea here is that Hawaii and the different islands of Hawaii have been used for test experiments, right? You wanna go back into shock testing and economic, uh, data mining and all of those things that we talked about in silent weapons for quiet wars. These are perfect areas. Each of these islands is its own economic institution, which can be leveraged and utilized in ways that you cannot imagine for data mining, right? You can release viruses, you can release, uh, uh, you know, you can make toilet paper scarce. You can do whatever that you want within these individual islands and use it as a way to leverage the data that you are, that you are getting because there's no other outside factors coming into these areas, right? And each one of them is their own control group. So that's why they're looking at Hawaii. And Maui specifically being a big part of the 15 minute city rollouts, right? The one that the World Economic Forum has been bragging about for so long, you'll own nothing and you'll be happy. Oh, and to get you there, we just have to burn down your current city with directed energy weapons. Maybe here's a video, maybe not, not a video. It's a picture of a video. It says, new mind-numbing conspiracy theory about this is from politics and Ed on Twitter around 15 minute cities is Maui fires in Hawaii, where supposedly set so they rebuild into 15 minute cities. Disgusting. It says, Hmm. Well, and you go back to what the governor was saying and the governor was saying that, you know, it will be a new. City it will be a, it will have its own culture. It will have a new feel to it, right? Hmm, hmm. Lemme go ahead and read this to you. This article that he's referencing, this is the, the Federal Agency concerned with weather modification activities are the departments of Agriculture, commerce, defense, and Interior. Plus the Environmental Protection Agency, the national, uh, aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Science Foundation. The Department of State is also interested in the effects on other countries of weather modification efforts. Uh, And some states also conduct weather modification programs in 1977. The federal government will spend about $20 million compared to 3 million in 1963 for such activities as fog, cloud and precipitation modification, ball and lightning suppression, uh, amite amyl, lation of severe storms and hurricanes, and other related activities. Most of the information gathering and analysis asked for the study required by the SS 1383 has already been performed recently by the federal government. During the past year. The domestic council through the Environmental Resources Committee, subcommittee of Climate Change, has completed an extensive study of the role of the federal government in weather modification. Hmm, maybe I don't know, causing such type of hurricanes so that you can then spark these types of fires with that much wind. That's interesting. Hmm. Yep. And we'll go into that in just a minute, right? It says that, uh, and yet others have put forward the theory that wildfires could have been started by environmentalist arsonists to justify climate change. Talking points already put out by the likes of the New York Times, which the New York Times claimed the n Maui fires are already one of the deadliest wildfires in modern US history. How did it happen? In a state defined by its lush vegetation, the explanation is straightforward as the planet heats up. No place is protected from disasters, says the New York Times. And yet no fact checkers coming here to say, well, actually nobody knows what happened here. Right. We don't know if this is from climate change. We have no reason to believe that. Yet you're jumping to conclusions while calling other people conspiracy theorists. Hmm. Sounds like you're directing the narrative. And there's some, there's some really horrific videos of people, uh, trying to get out of these, uh, uh, these fires. Right. The wildfires started Tuesday. Have, starting Tuesday, have scorched over 2000 acres of land, including most of the town of Lahaina, a rich cultural and historical area of the Hawaiian Island. Though the cause of the fires have yet to be officially determined, when the establishment makes a decision to quash conspiracy theories and questions, before all the facts are in, there's reason to be suspicious. And now you might say space lasers. Directed energy weapons. That sounds like something from Star Wars and you might be correct, but also this is something that we as a culture, as a species, have been studying since the sixties and have been implementing since very close to that. So let's go ahead and figure out what are directed energy weapons. What are these space lasers that people are referring to that could have started this fire? That's a good question. I'm glad you asked. Let's jump into it. So to to reference a few other things that mention this. This isn't the first time that this has come up. There's a Reuters article that says, Russia uses new laser weapons in Ukraine. Zelensky mocks wonder weapon. Now this was May 18th, 2022. And it says Russia dips into its secret laser arsenal. Russia on Wednesday said it was using a new generation of powerful lasers in Ukraine to burn up drones, deploying some of Moscow's secret weapons to counter a flood of western arms. Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2018 unveiled an intercontinental ballistic missile, underwater nuclear drones, a supersonic weapon, and a laser weapon. Lulu is known about the specifics of the new laser. Putin mentioned one called Pervet per per pervet. I don't dunno. I don't speak Russian. Named after a Midieval Orthodox Warrior monk, Alexander Pervet, who perished. Im Mortal Kombat. Yuri Borisov, the Deputy Prime Minister in, in charge of military development told a conference in Moscow that Pervet was already being widely deployed and they could blind satellites up to 1500 kilometers above Earth. He said there was already more powerful systems than Pervet that could burn up drones and other equipment. Bov cited a test on Tuesday, which he said had burned up a drone five kilometers away within five seconds. Great, and, and I want you to notice that keyword burned up. It is thermal. This action of this laser is just heating this up to the point where it burns it, right? That that is written by Reuters. Right? We are not talking about conspiracy theories. We are talking about a technology that is here today, right now that most of you are not aware of, that you should be horrified of. Because if this type of technology exists, imagine the implications of this when there's riots in the street for, I don't know, authoritarianism. Hmm. So just wanted to start this off with, this isn't all that crazy? Right? And if you still don't believe me, let's go back in time to Nikolai Tesla. Nikolai Tesla had created what he had as a theory of technology, which he called a death Ray. Let's go ahead and watch this short clip about it. An Israeli arms company known as Raphael Advanced Defense Systems reveals details of a laser defense system capable of shooting missiles from the sky with a pulse of energy, the futuristic military hardware. Is called iron beam. The concept of iron beam is that it's essentially a high energy laser that is designed to rapidly heat up the target that it's aimed at. We're talking about aircraft, drones, missiles. Anything that could launch an attack on a city could be literally destroyed in the sky by I and D. This sounds very much like Tesla's death, Ray. This is exactly the kind of technology that Tesla was talking about in the 1920s and thirties of using these beam weapons to shoot down missiles and projectiles. The war department sided with Einstein and Oppenheimer's atomic bomb, not with Tesla. But now what we're seeing is that Israel is developing this. Iron beam technology because they realized that atomic weapons were far too destructive. Is it possible that Tesla developed a time viewing or time travel technology and that he became aware of these developments? Tesla was once quoted as saying, the present is theirs, but the future for which I have really worked is mine. Did Tesla in fact see into the future might Iron Bean be proof that plans for the death Ray not only existed, but also may have even been confiscated and carried out by the United States government? There are those who believe that Nicola Tesla was not only in contact with extraterrestrials. But was sent here to earth by them to fulfill a mission and usher in a new age for mankind. One of the big questions is who is Tesla? Is he, in a sense, an avatar, an enlightened being that comes to the earth to help humans? No one really knows exactly what's going on, but I think all great artists and Tesla saw himself as artists, feel that they're instruments of a higher purpose, and Tesla certainly felt that he was working. Along those lines, there is an agenda for humanity. There is a plan, and in every generation, whatever power it is that's behind the plan sends to earth certain specific souls who are by birth more inclined and able to be receptors to the higher knowledge. Interesting. But that just starts the conversation right now. There's a whole deep dive that we could do into Tesla, which is super interesting in all of the technologies that he built and some of the things that they actually referenced there, which I seem to be, that's pretty interesting, right? The idea that there's these enlightened, uh, individuals who are these, you know, uh, satellite or, uh, re satellite, uh, boxes or, you know, that take in the, the, the technology ideas and, and implement them in, in the world, right? What percentage of people, there's like a handful of people who have really changed the dynamic of the technology of our world as we know it today, for literally everybody. And this could be one of those instances only, maybe it was put under wraps for quite a long time, because I have articles here from the sixties, okay? One of these articles. Let's go to this one first, which is dated 20 May, 1979. Death Ray weapons bid to outlink salt arm efforts. This conversation about direct energy weapons is not new. Nikolai Tesla had this idea way back in the thirties. It was discussed as a death ray weapon in 1979 in the literal, what was it? The Washington Times. Try and see who, uh, who actually published this article. Um, but no, here it is. This was the one that I was thinking of. Um, There's, there's article after article after article, and this is a sanitized version, and I, I pulled all of these articles from the ccia that discuss these direct energy weapons, so you can go to cia.gov, the reading room there and search direct energy weapons. I sifted through some of the articles there. This is what I found to be some of the most interesting. Alright, so the very first page of this one, right, released in 2013 about direct energy weapons from the C I A released again 2013. The very first page is denied, right? Still under wraps. They still will not release some of this information, right? So if you don't believe that these things are real, you need to wake up because the c i A has has had this on their website since 2013, right? Soviet's push for Beam Weapon is the name of the article. It says, U S S R developing charged particle device aimed at missile defense, exploring high energy lasers as satellite killer. It says, Soviet Union is developing a charged particle beam designed to destroy US intercontinental. In submarine, uh, ballistic missile, nuclear warheads development tests are being conducted at a facility at Soviet Central Asia. So all the way back in during the Cold War, they had these, these types of weapons that they were developing, right? This is nothing new, but yet they want to call you a conspiracy theorist for even discussing them, right? This article is named Soviet's Push for Beam Weapon. Another article is named Death Ray. Weapons Bid to Outlink Salt, warm, uh, salt Arms Efforts. Another one is, A literal letters back and forth between Soviet, uh, Soviet Union, um, discussions that were being had within people that were recently declassified. Another one of these articles is Soviets are developing their own star war system, right? But yet you are a conspiracy theory for even talking about directed energy weapons. And that one, that's the one I was referencing that was from the Washington Times. C i a Soviets are developing their own Star War system. So let's go in chronological order here, starting with the one from 19, let's see, 1960. Where was it? The one that was released in 2013. This is the very earliest one. A charged particle beam, uh, in projects, atomic part or. Sorry, this some, some of this is like typewriters type stuff, so it's not fully copied over. Um, a charged particle beam weapon focuses and projects atomic particles at the speed of light, which could be directed from ground-based sites into spaces to intercept and neutralize reentry vehicles. According to u s officials, both the U S S R and the US are investigating the concept of placing charged particle beams devices on spacecraft to intercept missile warheads in space. This method would avoid problems with propagating the beam through the earth's atmosphere. Because of a controversy within the US intelligence community, the details of Soviet directed energy weapons have not been made available to the president or the National Security Council. Recent events have persuaded a number of US analysis to that directed energy. Weapons are nearing prototype testing in the Soviet Union. They include detection of large amounts of gaseous hydrogen with trace of tritium in the. Upper atmosphere. The United States Air Force Block 6 47 Defense support system early warning satellite with scanning radiation detectors and infrared sensors have been used to determine that on seven occasions since November, 1975, tests that may have been related to development of a charge particle D beam device have been carried out in a facility in Semial tins, some Russian area ground testing of a small hydrogen fluoride high energy laser, and detection of preparations to launch the device on board of spacecraft. Some US officials believe the test of the anti-satellite laser may be related to recent Soviet activities on the demand. SST Space Station tested a new far more PO powerful fusion post magneta hydrodynamic generator to provide power for a charged particle beam system At. ASR in Kazakhstan near the Caspian Sea. The experiment took place late last year in an underground chamber in an area of natural salt formations in the desert near asr. Interesting. And now there's even some, uh, actual images that were on this, not copied over super well. Um, but it says, debate scene on charged particle work. So even back in the seventies, this was being discussed, right? It talks about the energy levels required, it talks about, uh, could be perfected. Project was abandoned at some 0.3 or theoretical blocks to this in-house research. Just reading you some of the headlines here and some of the underlying parts. It says through open sources, they learned that the Soviets had long since solved some of the problems that they ran into in tours Stinging. Hmm. And they give some diagrams, like this is, this goes pretty deep into this for, you know, it's like 8, 9, 10 pages long. Some of it redacted, the first and the last pages. Um, but again, I'll include all of this in the sub stack as well as, uh, the Instagram posts on this for you. So that was the very first one. The next article pops up and says, now this one is 26 pages, some of which are redacted. This was the National Intelligence Council in 1985. It was a letter from David Abshire, the Ambassador to Mission nato. It says, dear David, following up on a recent conversation in London, I have checked into where Washington stood in the preparation of unclassified fact she'd done Soviet efforts in the s t I field. You'll be glad to know that state, uh, that state is putting the finishing touches on such a paper, and I'm told you should have it fairly soon. In the meantime, I thought it would be, uh, you'd be interested in two unclassified articles done by agency analysts. Although these papers do not have any official STA status, they contain much excellent information that should prove valuable for use on background information. I very much enjoyed your presentation and was glad that we had a few minutes to chat. I had to stop in Brussels sometime this fall, and we look forward to seeing you at that time. And this goes into, the Soviet directed energy weapons. And it's 24 pages. 24 pages about this, about these lasers. The key judgment says the Soviet Union is believed to have inter uh, to be interested in the development of directed energy weapons. For ballistic missile defense and anti-satellite applications, the Soviet Union has been engaged in research on the directed energy weapons technologies for as long as the United States, Soviet efforts are under the leadership of some of the finest scientific minds in the U s Ss r in directed energy technologies, the Soviets are in a, in a comparable or highly competitive position with respect to the United States, uh, the Soviets are believed to have progressed beyond the stage of pure or basic laboratory research, hostile Soviet reactions to the US Strategic Defense initiatives in lobbying against the S d I by high level support Soviet scientists. Hmm. Now just give you the outline. It says number two. Uh, page two is about laser weapons management resources, technology, advanced developments, particle beam weapons, which is differentiation, microwave weapons, Soviet responses to the s d I and bibliography. So one of the things that we've discussed before about this is the Havana Syndrome. Havana Syndrome was something that people believed was being targeted by the Soviet Union onto certain politicians of these types of weapons from the microwave weapons that are potentially being discussed within this document on page 13. See if we can pull that up for you here. But this is, this is nothing new. It's just the application that people are now waking up to, how this can be leveraged. So multiple articles. Since the seventies have been talking about this, and there's one, so one, one question I have was like, okay, can yes, these are real, can they be used to create fires? So I, I did a little bit of research on that. It's like, okay, of course it makes sense that if all they're doing is heating something up and they're, they're being utilized to, uh, further thermal uses and that's how they're d destroying these types of missiles and, and everything at a very, uh, very tactile or tactical and, uh, very accurate way. Could they be used in, in the same way that we're talking about here, right? Could, could they be used to start fires? I couldn't find much on that because it just seems so obvious. But I did find this from the US Department of Agriculture and it says laser ignition device in its application to forestry, fire and land management. It has a laser ignition device for controlled burning of forest logging slash have been developed and successfully tested the devo. The device which uses a kilowatt class carbon dioxide laser, operates at the distance from 50 to a 1500 meters, right? We're not talking about these directive wet energy weapons, but this is an example of how this has been used in the past to create controlled burnings. Acquisition and focus control are achieved by the use of a laser range fire finder and acquisition telescope. Additional uses of the device include back burning, selective undergrowth removal, safe ignition of oil spills. A truck mounted version will be operational by fall of 1987 and an airborne version by the summer of 1988. All right, so there's that to further discuss that. Now let's get into what the actual conspiracy theory is here. It's the same thing happened to us in Paradise, California. November 8th, 2018. Somebody said our homes were le uh, leveled to ash, but most of the trees were still standing. Houses, steel buildings turned to ash. Cars, trucks flipped inside or flipped upside down, but still the gas tanks were still intact. We were hit back in Paradise 11 eight of 2018 by directed energy weapons. Looks the same as paradise did. Maui looks to be the same cars burned out even the glass windows. Some of the cars in Maui had large holes in the hood of the cars and trucks. Looked like a direct energy attack to me, but trees next to the cars still had leaves on them. This, in my humble opinion, is another attack on their towns. Agenda 21, burn the people off the land and take everything away from them. The winds came up as soon as the fire started, just like in paradise and many mountain communities in Northern California. Prove me, I'm wrong. Learn what's happening. Our towns are under attack. None other than the new world order, taking everything away from us, burning our towns down. No early warning system in place tells me they wanted lots of casualties. Deaths, just like in paradise. We had no warning at all. They aren't playing. They're dead serious. Hmm. Right. And says the first day of every month somebody commented, they test the emergency sirens to make sure that they work. It's crazy that they didn't work in an actual emergency. And then somebody commented back from the C N N article that they said they didn't even try to activate the sirens. Hmm. So somebody says here that less than 1%, 1% of Hawaii wildfires are natural. They had four burnings all at once. It says they still have no official cause of the fire. The fear of a land grab amongst the locals is real. Most of the homes and lots were not properly documented, like most of La Haena, which was part of its charm. But we fear that land will not go back to locals, but instead, LA Hana will become w Kiki 2.0 and be developed like nowhere else on Maui. The way Lana was built could have never supported the government's idea of smart city, which they desperately want. Every official from the mayor, governor General, fema, red Cross, et cetera, has said the same thing. It looks like a bomb went off. It looks like a war. I conclude this. The lack of warning and the incompetence is alarming all on its own, but there is a bigger agenda here for Laina, Maui, Hawaii, and states, everywhere. Hmm. Very interesting. We live in buildings made with and full of accelerants. Well, that's pretty true. Very interesting. Uh, here we go on, it says, do direct energy weapons exist that can cause wildfires? Right. That's the question I've been asking myself. The question I've been asking myself through all of these wildfires is, can this be done in this way? Can it be a weapon? Do directed energy weapons exist that can cause wildfires? The answer is yes. Does the US government have the ability to use these resources? The answer is yes. Does the government have reasons to cause such events to create the appropriate circumstances for their narratives and to justify their policy changes? They say most certainly, yes. Can we prove that this event was caused by the government? No, we cannot. We do not have the tools or the knowledge to prove this. Now, we need to wait till there's more information, a whistleblower or some other thing. At the moment, all that we can do is ask questions. The media and the mainstream thinking will tell you that doing so is bad, but don't think there's anything wrong with that. We should always question authority, right? And that's, that's some of the most concerning parts about this, is like, this doesn't even, this doesn't even have to be like, if you wanna, let's, let's make this a more, let's make it a more palatable conversation. Maybe it is in the government. Maybe you look at Vanguard, maybe you look at State Street, maybe you look at BlackRock. Maybe it's them, right? Maybe the same people who were willing to release a virus into our country and to the world killing hundreds of thousands of people for profitability by enforcing mandatory vaccination, would also be willing to, I don't know, kill a thousand people and start a few fires to take over an entire island. Maybe they would do that for profitability. Maybe we should just be asking ourselves that question. Right. Is there, is there one of these corporations that you trust enough to know that they would not do this thing? I don't think that I trust them enough to, to believe that there's no way possible that they would do this. This seems very feasible to me from what we've learned about these companies and corporations and, and even our own government over the last I. Three, four years. Right. It seems very plausible that this was a possibility either by our government or by these corporations, which is, you know, truly in the oligarchy that we live in the same thing, right? Those corporations that I just mentioned own the politicians. So whatever they wanna do, they'll do through funding. That's just the way that our pay to play government works. Hmm. Alright, so let's get into the next conversation. Let's, let's lis, let's listen into the own words of our Secretary of Defense in 2020, where Mark Esper confirms that these weapons exist, confirmed that they will be weaponized to create fires just like this one. Here we go. Cyberspace conference. Thank you to the Air Force Association for hosting an important event that brings together the world's finest aerospace leaders and professionals. I. First and foremost, I'd like to wish a happy birthday to the United States Air Force for 73 years and counting you have provided. Our nation with force in particular has maintained uncontested air superiority for decades with persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and precision airstrikes. Anytime, anywhere. However, our near peer rivals China and Russia seek to erode our longstanding dominance and air power through long range fires, anti axis, aerial denial systems, and other asymmetric capabilities designed to counter our strengths. Meanwhile, in space, Moscow and Beijing have turned a once peaceful arena into a war fighting domain. They have weaponized space through killer satellites, directed energy, weapons, and more in an effort to exploit our systems and chip away at our military advantage. Furthermore, our competitors and adversaries exploit cyberspace to undermine our security without confronting. Okay. If you didn't hear that, let me play it again for you, where he says that these companies could weaponize long range fires and killer satellites. Yet were conspiracy theories for bringing this up in a time where, I don't know, it appears that there was long range fires seek to erode our longstanding dominance in air power through long range fires, anti axis, aerial denial systems, and other asymmetric capabilities designed to counter our strengths. Meanwhile, in space, Moscow and Beijing have turned a once peaceful arena into a war fighting domain. They have weaponized space through killer satellites, directed energy, weapons, and more in an effort to exploit our systems and chip away at our military advantage. So these things have been happening for quite. Some time, right? Directed energy weapons, these killer satellites as he calls them this. Why do you think Trump implemented a space force? It wasn't for the, the comedic relief. It was because there is a real threat of countries and companies weaponizing satellites to create fires, to create, uh, explosions, to accurately target infrastructure, to accurately target, I don't know, real estate on an island that they want to take over by force in order to implement totalitarian smart cities. Maybe it's that maybe. Now what, when we look into the logistics of this and, and some of the, the things that might come up when we discuss the idea of those satellites is that in order for it to cause such a thermal, uh, reaction as we would see to start these fires simultaneously would be that the problem would be the atmosphere, the amount of, of energy that it would require to overcome the atmosphere when going from a satellite into the area that it's going to, to, to cause this fire. But why not extremely high altitude aircraft? Right? Maybe we can prove this through, uh, the, um, radar, uh, where it shows the, the aircraft that was flying over, right? Something like that may, I don't know. I don't know what it is, but it, it satellites seem unlikely. High altitude aircraft seems much more likely. 'cause then you don't have to deal with the atmosphere causing an eruption with the, the amount of energy that's being relayed. Uh, but here's. Now let's go into some other sources of this, talking about these directed energy weapons that a allegedly, according to the fact-checkers at Snopes do not exist of defense, spends about $1 billion annually developing directed energy weapons, such as high energy lasers and high powered microwaves. These weapons can disrupt or destroy their targets at the speed of light. For example, d o D has developed high energy lasers that have successfully shot down drones, but speed isn't their only advantage. They're also less expensive for use than traditional weapons like guns and missiles. Despite those potential advantages, d o D has had trouble getting these technologies out of the lab and into service. The Army has developed a detailed transition plan to support moving these weapons into the next stages of development. We recommended that the Navy and the Air Force develop similar plans that comes from the government accountability organization or office giving information on these very things that allegedly don't exist. Here's another video coming from Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin produces systems that do everything from detect the threats to identify the threats, determine whether it's a threat to the aircraft, and then employs the appropriate weapon, in this case, a laser weapon system. What we're hearing from our customers is that they need a layered, multi-domain defensive approach that can be integrated across platforms to neutralize these threats across all those domains. Imagine an aircraft equipped with a laser system with the capability to be able to neutralize a threat at the speed of a lightning strike. The precision of a surgical scalpel with the magazine to deal with a swarm and with the scalable effect. To be able to address that threat, providing an effect all the way the one end from simply deterring it for a short period of time, all the way up to completely neutralizing and defeating that threat. Now this video looks literally like something outta Star Wars. We were able to integrate our laser weapon system Athena into the classified C two network, and receive cues from the radar on the range in order to execute the full kill chain. I love how these people are just like Helios laser weapon system builds on 40 years of combat system, do lasers that, you know, maybe it could cause the takeover of the planet for everybody that I know and love and I'm really excited about it. And these lasers make things really hot and uh, it could. Kill everybody. So me and Stan at the office have been really working hard on this project for quite some time now, and we're really excited to roll it out. That's what's weird to me about all these things is like, what would it take from a societal humanistic perspective for people to just like throw up their hands and be like, you know what, maybe I shouldn't work at Lockheed Martin. Maybe I shouldn't work for the, you know, the, the, the literal military i