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Recovery Elevator
RE 431: Transformation

Recovery Elevator

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2023 50:06


Episode 431 – Transformation   Today we have Katy, she is 40, from Olympia, WA and took her last drink on February 12th, 2023.   Join Recovery Elevator this Sunday for a fun conference style meet up at the Marriott in Alpharetta.  This event is all about getting your connect on and it will be a fun time.  Spouses or loved ones are encouraged to attend and you can even stick around afterwards for some silent disco.   Exact Nature: https://exactnature.com/RE20   [02:26] Thoughts from Paul:   One of the best parts of doing the Recovery Elevator podcast is seeing the transformations people make.  Many of the travelers on this year's Costa Rica trip also traveled last year. With every single repeat traveler, Paul could see the growth almost immediately. There are many different reasons for the transformations, but it is always visible in the smile.   Paul wants to make a correction from a previous episode where he said that Goat Yoga was a horrible idea. Incorporating animals in our healing can be a great thing. One reason for this is the nervous systems of animals are much more intact, and with entrainment theory in biology, our nervous systems can heal while being around animals. Also, goats are hilarious. They are all about having fun and if you come near enough to them, they will make you part of the fun.   In the interview with Katy, Paul references a previous episode covering Natlrexone. That is episode 164 if you wish to go back and listen.   Better Help:  www.betterhelp.com/elevator - 10% off your first month. #sponsored   [08:06] Paul introduces Katy:   Katy is 40 years old and took her last drink on February 12, 2023. She is from Olympia WA, married and they have two kids and a dog.  Katy works in elementary education and for fun she likes to hike, read and listen to podcasts.   Katy first started drinking at a young age, but it wasn't until she was in her late teens that she started having consequences like hangovers and blackouts. She went on to a college that had a reputation for being a party school and she fell right into the scene.   Katy feels her twenties were stolen by an abusive relationship where the focus was on a party lifestyle. She had started drinking and driving, getting herself into debt, and struggled to hold down a job. The consequences of her drinking really started to escalate including a DUI that she got during a blackout.   In her thirties, she continued to work in bars and blackout frequently.  When she tried quitting on her own, she had some physical withdrawals and she decided to go to rehab. After around four months she decided to leave and started drinking immediately believing that she would be able to control it.  Before long she was back where she was with her drinking and had a mental health scare that found her seeking help once again.   Her family was very supportive, and Katy was able to make positive changes in her life including having children and getting her master's in education. She was able to stay sober through her pregnancies but would start drinking shortly after.   Katy was prescribed naltrexone which helped her stop drinking and start working on herself. On her doctor's advice she started attending sobriety groups in addition to the medication. She prefers SMART recovery over AA but believes connection is important.   Exercise is important to Katy's sobriety in addition to podcasts and reading. She looks for the good things in day-to-day life as well as in nature which help her feel gratitude. She uses some exercises to help with her anxiety that help her to surround herself in “now”. She enjoys music where she can connect to the lyrics.   Bucket list for Katy is to love her life and feel emotions.   [47:27] In closing, Paul shares another installment of “You Can Be Right, Or You Can Have Peace”.     Cafe RE  Use the promo code OPPORTUNITY to waive the set-up fee. Recovery Elevator YouTube Sobriety Tracker iTunes    Recovery Elevator It all starts from the inside out. I love you guys.

No Vacancy with Glenn Haussman
762: Inside the Moxy, aloft and AC Hotels with Brands' SVP Eric Jacobs

No Vacancy with Glenn Haussman

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 45:24


Eric Jacobs, Senior Vice President, Select Brands, Marriott International, shares insights on Moxy Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott, Aloft Hotels, the state of the hotel investment community, and much more!

Pratt on Texas
Episode 3220: Gun bills, opposition to E-Verify use, and more from Austin | Texas A.G. attacks hidden hotel fees – Pratt on Texas 5/17/2023

Pratt on Texas

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 43:14


The news of Texas covered today includes:Our Lone Star story of the day: Much from the legislature including gun bills, SB728 and HB2837; a vote for more state parks; stopping cities from acting as states within a state; E-Verify opposition shows many legislators are not as concerned with the border as they claim; protecting Texas children from on-line pornography, and; more.Some bills got a vote, and some even passed, in the House before that body bothered with far more important legislation: Bill puts big costs on jewelers, allows warrant-less searches; Pet boarding safety bill awaits Texas governor's signature; Bill to protect against hairstyle discrimination sent to Texas governor, and there are more while election integrity bills and a host of other important items languish – even tax relief!Our Lone Star story of the day is sponsored by Allied Compliance Services providing the best service in DOT, business and personal drug and alcohol testing since 1995.Go get 'em Attorney General Paxton! Paxton cracks down on hotel chains that engage in the now common practice of misleading consumers with one rate but then tack on B.S. fees such as “resort” or “amenity” fees. Marriott is settling with Texas to fix the misleading nature of this (they should drop the horrible fees) but Hyatt and others are not. Hyatt is now being sued.24 governors to send help to Texas on the border but don't get too excited because we went through this before and help dried up when it was clear Texas was not actually using the help to stop illegal crossings of the border. And doing just what our own Texas troops did with its early deployment of razor wire, a Biden-deployed soldier opened a Texas built gate and let illegal crossers through.And, other news of Texas.Listen on the radio, or station stream, at 5pm Central. Click for our radio and streaming affiliates.www.PrattonTexas.com

Checking In with Anthony & Glenn
640: Inside the Moxy, aloft and AC Hotels with Brands' SVP Eric Jacobs

Checking In with Anthony & Glenn

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 45:24


Eric Jacobs, Senior Vice President, Select Brands, Marriott International, shares insights on Moxy Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott, Aloft Hotels, the state of the hotel investment community, and much more!

The ManDate Podcast
John T. Meyer | Success of Teamwork Culture

The ManDate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2023 51:03


John T. Meyer built more than just a business to work for. John and the other co-founders of Lemonly built a teamwork culture that brought success to table. John T. Meyer is a seasoned leader who is passionate about inspiring others to be their best selves. With more than 15 years of experience in leadership roles, John has learned on the job by taking risks, making mistakes, and challenging himself and his teams to improve every day. Currently, John is the Executive Director of Leadership South Dakota, where he is dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders in South Dakota. In addition to his work with Leadership SD, John is also the founder of January, a coaching company where he helps founders grow and scale their businesses. John is perhaps best known for co-founding Lemonly in 2011, a design firm that has worked with some of the world's most recognizable brands, including Netflix, Marriott, Major League Baseball, and Google. As CEO of Lemonly, John fostered a strong company culture that gained regional and national attention, making it one of the best places to work in the Midwest. When he's not working, John enjoys spending time with his wife Paige Pearson Meyer and being a proud girl dad to Margot and Liv. He's also an avid runner, traveler, and always on the lookout for the next big idea. Highlights from Episode: 3 outgoing podcasters actually start the episode around 3:30 Building Lemonly from a basement The transition from Business Owner to Entrepreneur The consequences of selling your business Finding or recreating identity Transition to Leadership South Dakota "Be someone's cheerleader." How to create culture NEW SEGMENT, Guest asks a question This episode is sponsored by: Origin Health (https://www.originhealthsf.com/) Meadowland Financial (https://meadowlandfinancialgroup.com/) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mandate/message

ROAD TO GROWTH : Success as an Entrepreneur
Mandi Graziano - Author-Sales & Business Coach-Public Speaker

ROAD TO GROWTH : Success as an Entrepreneur

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2023 37:38


In this episode of the Road to Growth podcast, we are pleased to introduce you to Mandi Graziano. Mandi Graziano has been in the hospitality business since 1998. She is Vice President of Global Accounts for HPN Global where she finds hotels and venues & negotiates pricing/contracts for her client's conferences all over the world. Here she has earned the awards of: Chairman's Club, President's Club and Top Producer. While on the hotel side Mandi worked in leadership roles in sales, marketing and operations for Marriott, Starwood, Hard Rock Hotels and Caesars Entertainment. While working for hotels she has been awarded Top Producer, Salesperson of the Year, Best Site Inspection of the Year and Sales Strategist Award in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2008. Mandi is currently an instructor at San Diego State University Hospitality & Tourism Management program teaching Site Inspection & Contract Negotiation class.   Her award-winning book Sales Tales: The Hustle, Humor and Lessons from a Life in Sales hit the charts at Amazon #1 Best Seller & #1 New Release in 2021. Selling Power Magazine ranked her book the #1 recommended book for Fall 2021 and #1 meaningful book you should buy for your sales teams. Mandi has run her own sales and business growth coaching company since 2007 where she helps individuals and companies grow to be better salespeople and evolve their careers and businesses through her high energy and custom coaching sessions. Mandi's been delivering virtual and live speeches to audiences since 2008 on topics such as: Upping Your Sales Game, The Voice of the Customer, Business Bedside Manner™, RE-Entry to Business After Covid and Grow Your Business Through Virtual Storytelling.   In Mandi's spare time she loves a good bike path and spin class. She also loves to spend time with her Goldendoodle Luca and husband Scooter. She volunteers when she can for Junior Achievement, San Diego Bike Coalition and Meeting Planners International Southern California Chapter.   Learn more and connect with Mandi Graziano by visiting her on   Website : www.mandigraziano.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandigraziano/ Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mandigraziano Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mandi_graziano/ Buy Mandi's Book: https://www.mandigraziano.com/sales-tales-book-launch       Be sure to follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/to_growth on Facebook: facebook.com/Road2Growth   Subscribe to our podcast across the web: https://www.theenriquezgroup.com/blog Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Cdmacc iTunes: https://apple.co/2F4zAcn Castbox: http://bit.ly/2F4NfQq Google Play: http://bit.ly/2TxUYQ2 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKnzMRkl-PurAb32mCLCMeA?view_as=subscriber   If you are looking to be a Guest on Podcasts please click below  https://kitcaster.com/rtg/  For any San Diego Real Estate Questions Please Follow Us at web: www.TheEnriquezGroup.com Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKnzMRkl-PurAb32mCLCMeA or Call : 858 -345 - 7829 Recently reduced properties in San Diego County * Click **** bit.ly/3cbT65C **** Here* ****************************************************************************

Frequent Miler on the Air
How to get insane value from your Amex points | Ep 201 | 5-6-23

Frequent Miler on the Air

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2023 87:30


Amex Membership Rewards points can be incredibly valuable when used properly toward flights (with airline transfer partners), but they are awful for those looking to redeem for gift cards. This week, we discuss how you can get so much more value with award travel than you will via redemptions like gift cards, Amazon purchases, etc. Join our email list: https://frequentmiler.com/subscribe/ 00:00 Intro 01:14 Giant Mailbag 10:34 Mattress running the numbers: Numerous transfer bonuses https://frequentmiler.com/current-point-transfer-bonuses/ 10:53 50% transfer bonus to Marriott from Chase 11:27 25% transfer bonus from Chase to Flying Blue 14:50 25% transfer bonus from Amex to Flying Blue 16:57 15% transfer bonus from Amex to Avianca LifeMiles 19:19 30% transfer bonus from Chase to Virgin Atlantic 22:00 Award Talk 29:22 Seats.aero adds Qsuites finder https://frequentmiler.com/seats-aero/ 30:52 Nick's quick hit JetBlue Mint review 34:33 Challenge Update 37:37 Card Talk: Amex Gold Card https://frequentmiler.com/amxgoldcard/ 48:28 Main Event: How to get insane value from your Amex points 50:10 Paying with points can offer acceptable value only when paying for flights with the Business Gold, Business Platinum, or Business Centurion card 54:18 Domestic US: 7,500 BA Avios to fly on AA or Alaska on short nonstop flights 56:38 Domestic US: Delta via Virgin Atlantic for 7,500 miles on short flights 58:15 Domestic US: Avianca LifeMiles to fly United for 7,500 miles on short and medium-distance flights 1:02:03 Star Alliance economy class to Europe: Avianca LifeMiles for 20K one-way to Northern Europe 1:03:06 SkyTeam economy and premium economy class to Europe via Virgin Atlantic 1:04:46 oneworld premium economy to Japan with British Airways Avios 1:06:43 Business class to Europe on Delta using Virgin Atlantic miles 1:07: 18 Business class to Europe using Iberia Avios 1:08:32 Business class JFK to Lisbon for 35K LifeMiles 1:11:13 Anywhere in the US on Qatar Airways to Doha in business class for 70K 1:12:51 Air Canada Aeroplan examples 1:15:00 ANA Round the world business class award 1:17:51 Lufthansa first class to Europe with Avianca LifeMiles (including how to hack it) 1:20:02 Hacking Cathay Pacific Asia Miles for first class (if it comes back) 1:21:50 First class on ANA via Virgin Atlantic miles 1:34:39 Question of the Week: Nick, did you get elite credit for booking The Signature at MGM via Airbnb? Music credit: Annie Yoder

Way of Champions Podcast
#323 Dr. Rob Bell, Sport Psychologist and Mental Toughness Coach: "The Process Takes Perspective, the Product Takes Patience"

Way of Champions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2023 57:09


Dr Rob Bell has written eight books on mental toughness and puts out a sport psychology podcast called 15 Minutes of Mental Toughness.  Since 2006 he's consulted with hundreds  of athletes, coaches, and teams. He also currently serves as a Sport Psychology coach for Indy Eleven pro soccer team, and University of Notre Dame. He has worked with winners on the PGA Tour, an Olympic Silver medalist, ATP Champion, and the 2013 USTA National Champion. He has spoken to Marriott, and Walgreens and has caddied over 20+ events on professional golf tours. A former university professor, Dr. Bell has been featured on ESPN, The Golf Channel, Runner's World, NY Times and Stack Magazine. Connect with Dr. Bell on his website, Twitter Profile, YouTube Channel, and Facebook Page. His new book which we discuss today is I Can't Wait to Be Patient. The book discusses why we mistake urgency with importance, and why sometimes going slowly helps us arrive quicker at our goals. The big takeaway: "The Process takes perspective, the product takes patience." The Champion Teammate is Available for Pre-Order! Jerry and I have a new book due out May 20 about how to be a great teammate, and how your teams can connect, compete and lead better. We are taking pre-orders now, and also have releases a sample chapter if you click here.  REGISTER NOW! The 2023 Way of Champions Conference will be held August 4-6, 2023 at Colorado Academy in Denver, CO. PHIL JACKSON, 11X NBA CHAMPION COACH, AND STEVE KERR, 9X NBA CHAMPION COACH AND PLAYER WILL BE JOINING US AS A VIRTUAL GUEST PRESENTERS FOR THE EVENT. CINDY TIMCHAL, 8X NCAA CHAMPION LACROSSE COACH WILL BE JOINING US IN PERSON AS WELL! Click here to learn more and register.  Register soon to get access to the best hotel rooms right across the street from Colorado Academy. Its going to be amazing to be back in person in 2023!  This week's podcast is brought to you by our friends at Sprocket Sports.  Sprocket Sports is a new software platform for youth sports clubs. There are a lot of these systems out there, but Sprocket provides the full enchilada. They give you all the cool front-end stuff to make your club look good– like websites and marketing tools – AND all the back-end transactions and services to run your business better so you can focus on what really matters – your players and your teams.  Sprocket is built for those clubs looking to thrive, not just survive, in the competitive world of youth sports clubs.  So if you've been looking for a true business partner – not just another app – check them out today at https://sprocketsports.me/CTG. Become a Podcast Champion! This weeks podcast is also sponsored by our Patreon Podcast Champions. Help Support the Podcast and get FREE access to our most popular online courses, a $300 value. If you love the podcast, we would love for you to become a Podcast Champion, (https://www.patreon.com/wayofchampions) for as little as a cup of coffee per month (OK, its a Venti Mocha), to help us up the ante and provide even better interviews, better sound, and an overall enhanced experience. Plus, as a $10 per month Podcast Super-Champion, you will have access to never before released and bonus material, including: Downloadable transcripts of our best podcasts, so you don't have to crash your car trying to take notes! A code to get free access to our online course called “Coaching Mastery,” usually a $97 course, plus four other courses worth over $100, all yours for free for becoming a patron. Other special bonus opportunities that come up time to time Access to an online community of coaches like you who are dedicated listeners of the podcast, and will be able to answer your questions and share their coaching experiences. Thank you for all your support these past four years, and a special big thank you to all of you who become part of our inner circle, our patrons, who will enable us to take our podcast to the next level. https://www.patreon.com/wayofchampions

Motley Fool Money
Apple's Approaching $3T

Motley Fool Money

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2023 38:58


The biggest company in American led a packed week of earnings and macro data. (0:21) Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss: - The Fed's latest rate hike, April's jobs report, and the latest banking drama - Apple's surprising 2nd-quarter results and $90 billion share buyback plan - Shopify shares rising 25% due to multiple company announcements - The latest from Marriott, Booking Holdings, and Starbucks (19:11) Andy and Ron continue their analysis, with a focus on: - Mercadolibre's continued growth and impressive runway - Warner Bros. Discovery posting a 1st-quarter profit in its streaming division - The latest from Uber, Lyft, Atlassian, and Johnson & Johnson - Two stocks on their radar: Nice and Oxford Industries Stocks discussed: JPM, PACW, WAL, FHN, AAPL, MAR, BKNG, SBUX, SHOP, UBER, LYFT, TEAM, JNJ, KVUE, MELI, WBD, NFLX, PARA, DIS, CMCSA, BRK, OXM, NICE Host: Chris Hill Guests: Andy Cross, Ron Gross Engineer: Dan Boyd

Develpreneur: Become a Better Developer and Entrepreneur

We continue our discussion with Adrienne Johnston and her story with suggestions for building your business. She guides us through several of the steps she has taken, and these can be applied to your situation as well. We cover several areas of business that apply to far more than consulting companies and are tools for growth. A Stepwise Approach To Building Your Business There are many ways of building your business. These include adjusting prices, increasing the number of customers, and reducing the time per project. Adrienne touches on all of these as we talk about her growth and current approach to daily business. We even talk about things like setting expectations, delivery times, and managing schedules.  About Adrienne Adrienne Johnston is a presentation designer specializing in helping clients visualize their content in PowerPoint to land new clients, educate existing internal or external clients, or secure investment capital. Adrienne's current clients include Meta, Microsoft, Samsung, and Marriott. Additionally, Adrienne coaches other presentation designers on building their successful presentation design businesses. Adrienne currently resides in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, daughter, and their two cats. Learn More Check out her site at: https://designingandthriving.com/ Access all her free resources on growing and scaling your freelance business. Use these to meet your revenue and lifestyle goals.

Church News
Dean Brigitte C. Madrian of the Marriott School of Business on the positive influence of BYU

Church News

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2023 43:49


After spending years researching and teaching behavioral economics and household finance at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and the University of Chicago, Brigitte C. Madrian accepted a position as the ninth dean of the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this episode of the Church News podcast, discussing the importance of faith-based education, ethics and empathy in economics and business, and the positive influence of BYU.  The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

SportsTravel Podcast
Mandy Gill: Marriott's NCAA Partnership, NIL and State of Sports-Related Travel

SportsTravel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2023 19:27


Houston and Dallas were recently in the spotlight as hosts for the NCAA Men's and Women's Final Fours. Each of the destinations hosted tens of thousands of visitors from out of town, providing a spotlight for Marriott, which has sponsored the NCAA for seven years through its Marriott Bonvoy program. The sports-related travel market was the first segment of the travel industry to come back in big numbers as the world started to reopen from the pandemic and the pace has only continued in the months since, a trend that Marriott executives have watched with interest. In this conversation between SportsTravel Managing Editor Matt Traub and Mandy Gill, Marriott vice president of global marketing for the United States and Canada (recorded on location at the Men's Final Four in Houston), we discuss the current state of the sports-related travel industry, Marriott's NCAA partnership and much more from the hotelier's point of view on the strength of the industry.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Fly Free MD
Ep 23: Getting Your 4th or 5th Night Free

Fly Free MD

Play Episode Play 30 sec Highlight Listen Later May 2, 2023 29:59


Episode 23: Getting Your 4th or 5th Night Free In this week's episode we look at Marriott and Hilton's 5th night free and IHG's 4th night free benefit. How do these benefits work, who can get them, and how to you use them for maximal value. Also when does it make sense to transfer Chase or AmEx points to Marriott, Hilton and IHG and when does it make sense to buy points? 2:30 Marriott 5th night free6:00 Hilton 5th night free10:00 IHG 4th night free16:30 What if you don't have enough points?17:00 Get a new card with a sign up bonus to accumulate points17:30 Transfer from Chase or AmEx23:00 Buying points Links:  Earn 140,000 bonus points with the IHG Rewards Premier credit card or earn 80,000 bonus points with IHG Rewards Traveler credit card.  I can be rewarded too, learn more.https://www.referyourchasecard.com/210b/9J4PIGHY3V Buy Points:HiltonMarriottIHG  Hilton status match

Frequent Miler on the Air
Bilt IS all that | Ep200 | 4-29-23

Frequent Miler on the Air

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2023 85:45


Bilt Rewards is the real deal. With a great set of transfer partners and ways to earn points whether or not you rent or have the credit card, this program just keeps getting better. This week we discuss why you shouldn't sleep on Bilt Rewards. 00:00 Intro 01:04 Oops! 01:06 Oops: You need 40K AA for Gold 02:05 Ooops: AA charity donation may have been AOK 03:46 Ooops: Can't book JetBlue transatlantic with AA miles 04:52 Ooops: How did we forgret the Ink Business Preferred? 06:27 Giant Mailbag: That Sapphire Preferred 3x online grocery is better than we said 09:46 Award Talk 09:47 Seats.Aero adds support for Aeroplan and Emirates https://frequentmiler.com/seats-aero/ 10:21 Greg books his annual stay at the Inn at Bay Harbor  15:05 FM Party of Five Team Challenge Update 19:32 Mattress Running the Numbers 19:51 Marriott will offer 40K points for a Homes & Villas booking of 4 nights or longer https://frequentmiler.com/incredible-... 25:13 Bilt Rewards will offer a 100% transfer bonus to Air France Flying Blue on May 1st only https://frequentmiler.com/incredible-... 35:28 Card Talk: Bilt Card https://frequentmiler.com/bilt/ 43:48 Main Event: Bilt IS all that https://frequentmiler.com/amassing-bi... 44:20 Earn points paying rent 47:44 Bilt Transfer partners 55:09 Pay for travel at 1.25cpp 57:32 Earn points on things other than rent 57:57 Rent Day Quiz / Promos 58:36 Points for referring friends 58:54 Link other credit cards to to Bilt Dining (without the Bilt Mastercard) https://frequentmiler.com/bilt-reward... 59:29 Link Lyft account to Bilt Rewards account for extra points https://frequentmiler.com/bilt-offeri... 1:00:00 Is Bilt a no-brainer for renters? 1:05:00 Other things you can pay with Bilt (besides rent) 1:07:24 Is the Bilt card worth a 5/24 slot? 1:12:40 Who is the Bilt Mastercard definitely a bad fit for? 1:13:00 If you could only have one credit card, which one would it be? 1:17:04 Question of the Week: Avianca award taxes were wrong. What gives? https://frequentmiler.com/an-avianca-... Music credit: Annie Yoder

Tanner & Drew On Demand
TD&L Full Show For Thursday- Down The Hatch

Tanner & Drew On Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2023 89:41


On today's show we talked about a lady who feeds her kid crickets to deliver a high protien, low price snack. We also foudn out about a kid who got accepted to well over a hundred colleges and we learned that they have a Satan Convention in Chicago at the Marriott.

Develpreneur: Become a Better Developer and Entrepreneur
Starting A Consulting Business From Scratch - Adrienne Johnston

Develpreneur: Become a Better Developer and Entrepreneur

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2023 31:09


We return to one of our core topics and tips for starting a consulting business from scratch. This episode begins a discussion with designer Adrienne Johnston. Her primary focus is presentations. However, her story is a lesson in how to niche down as well as build momentum and a clientele for your business. Key Steps To Starting A Consulting Business Adrienne started her self-employment path by using Upwork.com. Her story of building from nothing is an excellent example of starting a consulting business. We walk through her first jobs and how she grew those into the thriving business that she has today. While her business is focused on skills and a niche you might not relate to, there is a lot to learn. As we talk about her steps from small jobs used to build a track record and references through to pricing changes, there are ideas for any business. There are many things we can do that mimic here approach, no matter what consulting business we are building. About Adrienne Adrienne Johnston is a presentation designer specializing in helping clients visualize their content in PowerPoint to land new clients, educate existing internal or external clients, or secure investment capital. Adrienne's current clients include Meta, Microsoft, Samsung, and Marriott. Additionally, Adrienne coaches other presentation designers on building their successful presentation design businesses. Adrienne currently resides in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, daughter, and their two cats. Learn More Check out her site at: https://designingandthriving.com/ Access all her free resources on growing and scaling your freelance business. Use these to meet your revenue and lifestyle goals.

The Family Vacationer
Disney World Swan And Dolphin

The Family Vacationer

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2023 25:14


The Family Vacationer podcast episode 121 is all about the Swan and Dolphin resorts located in Orlando, Florida. The hosts, Rob and Danny, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of staying on and off property at Disney World. They suggest that the Swan and Dolphin Hotels may be the perfect solution for those who want the best of both worlds. These hotels are located on Disney property but are not owned by Disney, so they offer some of the benefits of staying on property while also providing more flexibility to explore other areas of Orlando and eat at non-Disney restaurants. The hosts also mention that the Swan and Dolphin hotels are part of the Marriott chain, making them a great option for those who collect and use hotel points frequently. The episode's guest, Chris Kane, a senior sales executive for Leisure for Walt Disney World, Swan and Dolphin and the Swan Reserve, talks about the history of the Swan and Dolphin hotels and how they came to be located at Walt Disney World. He also shares his personal opinion about what makes the Swan and Dolphin hotels unique compared to other hotels at Disney World. The hosts and the guest discuss the newest hotel in the Swan and Dolphin family, the Swan Reserve, and its amenities, including multiple pools, a private beach, and a variety of restaurants and bars.

Thrive Culture: Success Engineering
S7E11: Dr. Rob Bell, Mental Toughness, Falling off an 80 Foot Cliff, Parenting Resilient, Successful Kids...

Thrive Culture: Success Engineering

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2023 41:47 Transcription Available


Dr. Rob Bell fell off an 80-foot cliff and it changed his life...Dr. Rob Bell is a sport psychology coach, author, and speaker. He has spoken to the NSCA, PGA, NFL, Marriott, and Walgreens and has written seven books on Mental Toughness. Rob has worked with three different winners on the PGA Tour. In addition, he has served as the mental coach for the University of Notre Dame, Indy Eleven, an Indy 500 champion, Olympian medalists, and more.He's an ironman, completed several ultra-marathons and a 100-mile trail run.  And has been featured on ESPN, The Golf Channel, Runner's World, NY Times, and Stack Magazine. In this episode, Dr. Rob Bell1. Defines mental toughness - (it's not what you think)2. Explains how to train mental toughness to perform at elite levels3. How to come back stronger after a setback4. How to parent resilient, successful kids. Check out his website atdrrobbell.com 

FloppyDays Vintage Computing Podcast
Floppy Days 125 - ZX Spectrum Part 7 With PJ Evans

FloppyDays Vintage Computing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2023 90:34


Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FloppyDays Sponsors: 8-Bit Classics  Arcade Shopper   Welcome to Floppy Days #125 for April, 2023.  And I'm your host, Randy Kindig. We are currently in the year 1982 for home computers.  This episode is the continuation of a multi-episode arc that covers the Sinclair ZX Spectrum through all the usual topics.  This is the seventh of those, with the first having been the interview with John Grant of Nine Tiles, the second and third being coverage of the history of the Spectrum with Alessandro Grussu, the fourth being the interview with the author of the terrific book “The ZX Spectrum Ula: How to Design a Microcomputer”, Mr. Chris Smith, the fifth covering tech specs for the Speccy with Chris, and the sixth covering the topics peripherals, using the machine, and magazines with PJ Evans, Tour Guide and Sinclair curator at The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park in the U.K. The topics covered in this episode include books, software, ads, modern upgrades, emulation, buying one today, community, and Web sites.  Once again, my co-host will be PJ Evans, who did a wonderful job last episode.  This will be the final episode covering the ZX Spectrum, after setting the record in terms of number of episodes on Floppy Days about a single machine. As usual, I will also talk a bit about what I have been up to, including an update on any new acquisitions that have come my way.  In addition, I'll briefly tell you about upcoming shows of which I'm aware. Before we get started I want to mention the show sponsors for Floppy Days. https://www.8bitclassics.com, run by my friend Corey Koltz, is a great place to get vintage computer items.  This includes video cables, power supplies, PC boards, cartridges, upgrades and more for a wide variety of vintage computer platforms.  In the New Acquisitions section I cover each month on this show, often one of the items I talk about has been ordered from 8-Bit Classics.  Corey has been a friend of the show for some time and I really appreciate his support of the podcast.  Check out the site… he has some great stuff. https://www.arcadeshopper.com, run by my friend Greg McGill, is another terrific site to get vintage computer items.  Greg has a wide variety of hard-to-find items for a large number of platforms.  This is another site that I do and have done a lot of shopping at and have mentioned numerous times on Floppy Days.  If anything shows out of stock, just ping Greg through the contact form and he can check whether he has or can get more of the item for you. I also wanted to mention those listeners who appreciate the show enough to donate through patreon.com.  This includes Chris Petzel, Tony Cappellini, laurens, Richard Goulstone, Josh Malone, Andy Collins, Simon McCullough, Jason Moore, Quentin Barnes.  I really appreciate you guys and it helps offset the cost of running the podcast. Links Mentioned in the Show: New Acquisitions and What I've Been Up To Amiga 500 Parceiro - amiga.parceiro@outlook.com  Atari XEP80-II Case - https://thebrewingacademy.com/collections/atari-800-xl-xe-xel-xld/products/xep80-ii-by-mytek  FD sign and shirt - http://www.vistaprint.com  book - Over the Spectrum - https://amzn.to/3AmFaSZ  ZXPand+ Case - http://www.sellmyretro.com  Upcoming Shows Indy Classic Computer and Video Game Expo - April 29 & 30 - Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel, Indianapolis, IN - https://indyclassic.org/  The 64 bits or less Retro Gaming Festival - June 3-4 - Benton County Fairgrounds in Corvallis, Oregon (sponsored by the PortlandRetro Gaming Expo) - https://www.64bitsorless.com/  Boatfest Vintage Computer Exposition - June 23-25 - Hurricane, WV - http://boatfest.info  VCF Southwest - June 23-25 - Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX - http://vcfsw.org  Pacific Commodore Expo NW v4 - June 24-25 - “Interim” Computer Museum, Seattle, WA - https://www.portcommodore.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=pacommex:start j KansasFest, the largest and longest running annual Apple II conference - July 18-23, 2023 - Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri - https://www.kansasfest.org/  Southern Fried Gaming Expo and VCF Southeast - July 28-30 2023 - Atlanta, GA - https://gameatl.com/  ZZAP! Live 2023 - August 12 - The Holiday Inn, Kenilworth, CV8 1ED - https://fusionretroevents.co.uk/category/zzap-live/  VCF Midwest - September 9-10 - Waterford Banquets and Conference Center, Elmhurst, IL - http://vcfmw.org/  Tandy Assembly - Sep. 29-Oct. 1 - Courtyard by Marriott in Springfield, Ohio - http://www.tandyassembly.com/  AmiWest - October 14-15 - Sacramento, CA - https://retro.directory/browse/events/4/AmiWest.net  Portland Retro Gaming Expo - October 13-15, 2023 - Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR - https://retrogamingexpo.com/  World of Commodore - Dec. 2-3, 2023 - Admiral Inn Mississauga, Mississauga, ON - http://www.worldofcommodore.ca/  Books books listed at World of Spectrum - https://worldofspectrum.org/archive/books  Spectrum Machine Language For The Absolute Beginner by William Tang 2020 - https://amzn.to/3Ix6mn3 (Retro Reproductions) Over the Spectrum by Philip Williams 2020 - https://amzn.to/3YFsbGu (Retro Reproductions)  Spectrum Games Bible 1982-1984 Paperback – June 11, 2008 by P Johns - https://amzn.to/3KfL0vy  ZX Spectrum Games Code Club: Twenty fun games to code and learn Paperback – November 23, 2015 by Gary Plowman  (Author) - https://amzn.to/3EgSFGk  Spectrumpedia by Alessandro Grussu (2 volumes) - https://www.alessandrogrussu.it/sp.html  Volume I (English) - https://amzn.to/3Ek9boX  Volume II (English) - https://amzn.to/3IGVwet  The Micro Kids: An 80s Adventure with ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and more Paperback – Illustrated, December 8, 2018 by Gary Plowman - https://amzn.to/3Klsan7  The ZX Spectrum Ula: How to Design a Microcomputer Illustrated Edition by Christopher David Smith - https://amzn.to/3IwGgjU  Sinclair ZX Spectrum : A Visual Compendium - https://www.bitmapbooks.com/collections/by-system/products/sinclair-zx-spectrum-a-visual-compendium  Software archive at World of Spectrum - https://worldofspectrum.org/archive  TOSEC at archive.org by Lady Eklipse - https://archive.org/details/zx-spectrum-tosec-set-v-2020-02-18-lady-eklipse  Top 10 games - https://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/30-best-zx-spectrum-games-594151  1. Elite – Firebird Games 2. R-Type – Electric Dreams Software 3. Chuckie Egg - A'n'F Software 4. Manic Miner - Bug-Byte Software Ltd 5. Knight Lore - Ultimate Play The Game 6. Back to Skool - Microsphere 7. Football Manager - Addictive Games Ltd 8. Lunar Jetman - Ultimate Play The Game 9. Horace Goes Skiing – Beam Software 10. Boulder Dash – Front Runner Productivity and Education Software from Sinclair Catalog (all cassette) - https://archive.org/details/sinclair-research/ZX%20Spectrum%20Software%20Catalog/mode/2up  Ads and Appearances Starring the Computer - http://www.starringthecomputer.com/  Ad - http://www.retro8bitcomputers.co.uk/Sinclair/ZXSpectrum  Modern Upgrades ZX-AY external stereo audio interface for all ZX Spectrum models - https://www.bytedelight.com/?product=zx-ay-external-stereo-audio-interface-for-all-zx-spectrum-models  ZX-HD HDMI Interface - https://www.bytedelight.com/?product=zx-hd-hdmi-interface-with-ulaplus  DIVMMC - https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/shop/sinclair/divmmcfuture.html SpectraNet - https://www.bytedelight.com/?product=spectranet-internet-interface-with-closed-case  Emulation Emulator list at World of Spectrum - https://worldofspectrum.net/emulators/  Spectaculator (paid) https://www.spectaculator.com/  Fuse: Windows - https://sourceforge.net/projects/fuse-emulator/files/fuse-utils/1.4.3/fuse-utils-1.4.3-win32.zip/download  macOS - https://fuse-for-macosx.sourceforge.io/ Linux - http://fuse-emulator.sourceforge.net/  Speccy - https://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/  Eighty One - https://www.aptanet.org/eightyone/  Retro Virtual Machine (RVM) - https://www.retrovirtualmachine.org/  ZEsarUX - https://github.com/chernandezba/zesarux/  ZX Spectrum 4 Android - https://www.zxspectrum4.net/android/  QAOP (browser-based) - http://torinak.com/qaop JSSpeccy (browser-based) - https://jsspeccy.zxdemo.org/  Community Facebook Spectrum Forever - https://www.facebook.com/groups/491247224287188  Spectrum for Everyone - https://www.facebook.com/groups/400461880300289  World of Spectrum - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571053279836005  ZX Spectrum - https://www.facebook.com/groups/164156683632183  Twitter ZX Spectrum Code Club - https://twitter.com/zxspectrum_club  Mastodon Sinclair ZX Spectrum Bot - https://oldbytes.space/@zxspectrumbot@mastodon.cloud  Spectrum User - https://oldbytes.space/@spectrumuser@toot.wales  Forums AtariAge - https://www.atariage.com  https://worldofspectrum.org/forums/  https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/forums/index.php  https://www.sinclairzxworld.com/viewforum.php  Podcasts Our Sinclair: A ZX Spectrum Podcast by Amigos Retro Gaming - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/our-sinclair-a-zx-spectrum-podcast/id1454120857  Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/zxspectrum/  Web Sites Byte Delight shop - https://www.bytedelight.com  The Future Was 8bit shop - https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/  Power supplies for Spectrum machines at Retro Games Supply - https://en.retrogamesupply.com/collections/other  Dr. Steve Vickers at YouTube - https://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~sjv/  “The first ZX Spectrum prototype laid bare” article about John Grant - https://www.theregister.com/2019/03/05/the_first_zx_spectrum_prototype_laid_bare/  The official world archive for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum - https://worldofspectrum.org/  The Spectrum Show by Paul Jenkinson - https://m.youtube.com/user/BuckingTheTrend2008  The MagPi - https://magpi.raspberrypi.com/issues/67 Interview with Steve Vickers & Richard Altwasser - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLnuY3EKnWE  References Retro 8-bit Computers - http://www.retro8bitcomputers.co.uk/  Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum  Old-Computers.com museum - https://www.old-computers.com/museum/default.asp https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/

Black and White Sports Podcast
Michael Irvin Is STILL BANNED from NFL Network! NO NFL DRAFT COVERAGE after Marriott Incident!

Black and White Sports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2023 9:48


Michael Irvin Is STILL BANNED from NFL Network! NO NFL DRAFT COVERAGE after Marriott Incident! New To The Channel? Hit the Subscribe Button and Check out Our Website For Exclusive Content and Livestreams: www.blackandwhitenetwork.com Get your MERCH here: https://teespring.com/stores/blackandwhitesports Use Promo Code "USAFIRST" for 25% Off! All Of Our Audio Is Available on Podcast on Apple, Google, Spotify, Castbox, etc: https://anchor.fm/blackandwhitenetwork --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/blackandwhitenetwork/support

NXTLVL Experience Design
Ep. 53 Lead, Speak and Inspire Into The Decade of Humanity with Bert Martin Ohnemüller, Founder, Neuromerchandising® Group.

NXTLVL Experience Design

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2023 96:48


ABOUT BERT MARTIN OHNEMULLER: Bert Martin's Profile: linkedin.com/in/bert-martin-ohnemüller-bmoWebsites:Personal: bmo.de Company Website:  www.neuromerchandising.comPhone: +4915158780680 (Mobile)Address: Kaiserstrasse 61 60329 FrankfurtEmail: bmo@bmo.deTwitter: BertMartin SHOW INTRO:In 2015 I had finished writing my book Retail (r)Evolution and was the world of speaking engagements where I was out spreading the message. Anyone who has written a book will tell you that getting the text published it's just the beginning. The next exciting, though occasionally somewhat tiring, step is to be out on the road speaking at conferences and engaging audiences in the ideas that you had spent the previous two or more years developing and putting to paper.I had the good fortune to be invited to speak at the Shopper Brain Conference in Amsterdam presented by the Neuromarketing Science and Business Association.Speaking at the Shopper Brain Conference was somewhat of a an acid test, a way to be able to gauge whether me - the non-neuroscientist but but the artist, architect, educator and now author, who happened to spend the last four years or so deep diving into the world of neuroscience and its interrelationship with customer behavior and emerging digital technologies, would survive in front of an audience full of scientists and neuromarketing practitioners. My son who I had offered the opportunity to come along on the trip with me would be busy working on homework in the hotel lobby while he was dad was out in front of a few 100 conference attendees talking about the brain, the things you might just want to know about how it works if you're proposing to make engaging customer experiences and the influence that digital technologies was having on both the three pound organ inside your skull and the behavior of shoppers around the globe.I had studied psychology before ente ring the school of architecture at McGill University in Montreal but digging into the world of neuroscience had totally captivated me. I knew that at a base level there was more than just psychology at play in what people did when on a shopping trip. My original intuition was there had to be something, at a base level, that was driving behavior that was maybe crossed generationally, cross culturally, cross ethnically etc similar for all humans. And so, studying neuroscience, brain structures and how things worked inside our head became an area of deep study.That fascination his not left me but only become deeper. Seemed like the more I studied the more I felt I didn't fully understand. But then again that probably made some sense because the pace at which discoveries were being made in the neuroscience world were unfolding at a rapid pace where imaging technologies we're now allowing us to see into the brain in ways that we've never seen before.And so there I was digging into subjects like the mind body connection, the power of stories and the release of neurochemicals, mirror neurons and understanding the brain as a pattern recognizing machine. Understanding the brain began to suggest that what I might have understood as intuition based on experience and careful observation of how people reacted in places could be augmented with the heft of science that was quite definitive about what people might likely do or feel in spaces based on how the environment around them was designed and the interactions they were having with other people.While at the conference I sat and watched scientists, marketing and advertising executives, thought leaders and design practitioners all talk about the power of understanding the brain.One of the other speakers and I struck up a conversation while there and it seemed as though we both we're coming to this world with deep fascination about how the understanding of neuroscience would shape the interactions between people in the brand experience place. Bert Ohnemuller and I seemed to connect immediately. Bert seemed to have an air of approachable and transparent authenticity. He seems genuine and curious in his willingness to discover new ideas and to hear new insights and different points of views that challenged his preconceptions. He was candid and attentive in our conversations sharing some of the challenges in understanding science behind the brain and other subjects such as creating places for relevant customer engagement and leadership.In the past few years Bert and I both chased different professional paths and until recently Bert and I reconnected. His enthusiasm to learn and compassionate approaches to understanding how we as humans might optimize our lived experience had not left him. In fact to the contrary, it seemed like it had only become more profound. He's a man on a mission.Talking to Bert Ohnemuller is like opening a compendium of thought leadership seminars, that are founded in neuroscience and evolutionary biology. Despite his deep understanding of neuroscience, he is someone that very much has decided to leave his head and lead with his heart. It is perhaps because he is so deeply studied the science that he is able to look inward and understand his own behavior as being a function of where we have come as a species and how the mind body connection of our individual systems is just part of a larger more complex system where individuals resonate and influence the emotional states and behaviors of others.Bert believes that leadership style starts with understanding the self, that leadership is first and foremost about self leadership. In fact he takes this a step further and suggests that leaders should be required to deeply understand and lead themselves before they be put in positions of leading others. He often talks about the EPS - Emotional Positioning System not a Global Positioning System. However his emotional positioning system, that inner sense of who we are and what drives us in making our decisions and creating empathic and relevant relationships to others, is in fact a Global Positioning System of me within the context of the larger human whole.He believes that in understanding ourselves we might then extend that self knowledge outwards towards others deepening our relationships through empathic extension. Bert believes that we are in what he refers to as the Decade of Humanity. And unpacks these ideas in his book “Lead- Speak- Inspire” which has now been translated into five languages. Ohnemuller's principle key performance indicator for the decade of humanity is what he calls “ROK - Return on kindness.”A core component of this premise his based on the idea of personal responsibility. That we have to develop response – ability; our ability to respond appropriately in circumstances that challenge our existing narratives.After working for years in the fast-paced and high-pressured Consumer Packaged Goods industry with companies like Nestle, Bert now is a high performance business coach and the founder of the neuromerchandising group. His mission he says is spreading knowledge and leadership philosophies in the decade of humanity - a world where people do what they do with passion, a world where companies are role models for the society. A truly value based world.Bert Ohnemuller is a sought-after keynote speaker, author of several books   positive psychology with more than three decades of entrepreneurial experiences. For Ohnemueller says that “humanity is not a soft or romantic quality but the precondition for long term success and profitability. We need to have a much better understanding about human beings and about oneself in order to unlock the full potential of individual and corporations.” ABOUT DAVID KEPRON:LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/david-kepron-9a1582bWebsites: https://www.davidkepron.com    (personal website)vmsd.com/taxonomy/term/8645  (Blog)Email: david.kepron@NXTLVLexperiencedesign.comTwitter: DavidKepronPersonal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidkepron/NXTLVL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nxtlvl_experience_design/Bio:David Kepron is a multifaceted creative professional with a deep curiosity to understand ‘why', ‘what's now' and ‘what's next'. He brings together his background as an architect, artist, educator, author, podcast host and builder to the making of meaningful and empathically-focused, community-centric customer connections at brand experience places around the globe. David is a former VP - Global Design Strategies at Marriott International. While at Marriott, his focus was on the creation of compelling customer experiences within Marriott's “Premium Distinctive” segment which included: Westin, Renaissance, Le Meridien, Autograph Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Design Hotels and Gaylord hotels. In 2020 Kepron founded NXTLVL Experience Design, a strategy and design consultancy, where he combines his multidisciplinary approach to the creation of relevant brand engagements with his passion for social and cultural anthropology, neuroscience and emerging digital technologies. As a frequently requested international speaker at corporate events and international conferences focusing on CX, digital transformation, retail, hospitality, emerging technology, David shares his expertise on subjects ranging from consumer behaviors and trends, brain science and buying behavior, store design and visual merchandising, hotel design and strategy as well as creativity and innovation. In his talks, David shares visionary ideas on how brand strategy, brain science and emerging technologies are changing guest expectations about relationships they want to have with brands and how companies can remain relevant in a digitally enabled marketplace. David currently shares his experience and insight on various industry boards including: VMSD magazine's Editorial Advisory Board, the Interactive Customer Experience Association, Sign Research Foundation's Program Committee as well as the Center For Retail Transformation at George Mason University.He has held teaching positions at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.), the Department of Architecture & Interior Design of Drexel University in Philadelphia, the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (L.I.M.) in New York, the International Academy of Merchandising and Design in Montreal and he served as the Director of the Visual Merchandising Department at LaSalle International Fashion School (L.I.F.S.) in Singapore.  In 2014 Kepron published his first book titled: “Retail (r)Evolution: Why Creating Right-Brain Stores Will Shape the Future of Shopping in a Digitally Driven World” and he is currently working on his second book to be published soon. David also writes a popular blog called “Brain Food” which is published monthly on vmsd.com. ************************************************************************************************************************************The next level experience design podcast is presented by VMSD magazine and Smartwork Media. It is hosted and executive produced by David Kepron. Our original music and audio production by Kano Sound. The content of this podcast is copywrite to David Kepron and NXTLVL Experience Design. Any publication or rebroadcast of the content is prohibited without the expressed written consent of David Kepron and NXTLVL Experience Design.Make sure to tune in for more NXTLVL “Dialogues on DATA: Design Architecture Technology and the Arts” wherever you find your favorite podcasts and make sure to visit vmsd.com and look for the tab for the NXTLVL Experience Design podcast there too.Show Less

Passport Mommy with Michelle Jerson
Tru by Hilton-A New Fun Hilton Experience; Magnolia Bakery for Your Child's Next Event! Peta's Take on Horse Drawn Carriages in Central Park

Passport Mommy with Michelle Jerson

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2023 31:39


Michelle talks with Andrew Harp, Brand Leader of Tru by Hilton about her experience at their Hershey, PA location. Michelle took her family to Hershey, Pennsylvania, decided to stay at one of Hilton's newest brands, and found it to be the perfect hotels for families! Andrew Harp oversees the fastest hotel brand to launch in industry history. In his role, Andrew is responsible for Tru by Hilton's brand strategy, driving growth and development, building and sustaining guest loyalty as well as overall performance and brand culture. Harp is a seasoned hospitality leader with nearly 20 years of experience, starting his career with ONIX Hospitality, a hotel owner and operator in the Mid-Atlantic Region where he oversaw the Operations, Revenue Management and Sales & Marketing of a six-hotel portfolio working with Hilton, Marriott and Choice brands. During his time with ONIX, Harp helped open three hotels including two Hampton by Hilton properties.He graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Finance and graduated from the University of West Chester Pennsylvania with an MBA.Michelle talks Magnolia Bakery with Bobbie Lloyd! Since joining the Magnolia Bakery family in 2006, Bobbie Lloyd has played an integral role in expanding the iconic bakery brand from its original location in New York City's West Village to locations worldwide, and has continuously sought and developed new avenues for brand growth. As the company's C.E.O.Bobbie is keen to identify new channels that will enhance the Magnolia Bakery experience in person and online. As Chief Baking Officer, Bobbie brings the homemade essence of Magnolia Bakery to customers through the creation of new products and the perfection of old classic American dessert favorites. In October of 2020, Bobbie released her first cookbook, The Magnolia Bakery Handbook: A Complete Guide for the Home Baker.It's 2023, but horse-drawn carriages are still on the streets of New York, Charleston, and some other tourism spots. But if visitors knew the cruelty behind the nostalgia, they'd never get taken for a ride: These horses are forced to pound the pavement in all weather extremes, dragging heavy loads, dodging cars, and inhaling exhaust fumes. Many horses forced to pull carriages end up with painful and debilitating ailments affecting their hooves and legs, which were made for soft, grassy areas, not city streets. Luckily, animal-free options for touring a city are abound, from pedicabs and rickshaws to segways and scooters and even vintage-style electric carriages, and kind people in cities across the country are rallying together to demand an end to the horse-drawn carriage industry. PETA 's Director of Outreach Ashley Byrne discusses with Michelle how this industry fights all welfare reforms and how listeners can support efforts to ban horse-drawn carriages in their own communities.

The Wild Womn Hotline
EP 65 | “How to Navigate the Scrappy Start-up Phase " w/Serial Entrepreneur, Whitney Eckis of Eckis Marketing

The Wild Womn Hotline

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2023 48:41


In EP 65 of The Wild Womn Hotline, we are joined by Whitney Eckis, Founder and CEO of Eckis Marketing, who sat down to chat with us about how to navigate the scrappy start-up space of launching and growing a new brand. If you're new to Whitney, she started her career perfecting the practices of growing brands and businesses in the digital space. At the vibrant age of 22, she became the Founder and CEO of Eckis Marketing, a creative communications agency based out of San Diego, CA.  Under Whitney's leadership, Eckis Marketing has elevated brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Red Bull North America, Soul Cycle, CLEARSTEM Skincare, Sonix, SOUL CBD, Kendra Scott, and many others and continues to help brands elevate their business in the digital space. Her work has been featured in Entrepreneur, ESPN Radio, Forbes, and Modern Luxury. As a serial entrepreneur, Whitney has her hands in five businesses today but the one that is currently shining the brightest? Get Supr, an instant coffee brand fused with hemp so good you won't believe it's instant - for those seeking energy sans the jitters.  Her sharp eye for the digital landscape combined with her entrepreneurial spirit makes her the go-to girl you call up when you are ready to dream big. Whether it is digital marketing, a product-based venture, or learning how to juggle multiple businesses, Whitney has the serial influence to get it done.     Connect with Whitney and the Eckis Marketing team: @whitneyeckis @eckismarketing @undertheinfluence.pod --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-wild-womn-hotline/support

The Self-Employed Life
866: Angelique Rewers – Bold Strategies for Reaching Bigger Clients

The Self-Employed Life

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2023 43:24


As small businesses, sometimes it doesn't occur to us to reach as big as we could. If you're a coach, consultant, or subject matter expert, there may be much bigger clients out there for you than you're currently thinking. Or maybe you're already landing corporate clients and want it to be easier and more consistent. Today, my guest Angelique Rewers shares insights on how small businesses can reach bigger corporate clients. She encourages business owners to stop ruling out opportunities because they seem out of reach. Angelique stresses the importance of thinking from the point of view of the corporate decision-maker and becoming a resource within their network. I'm positive our conversation will offer ideas and strategies that are applicable to all small businesses seeking to reach clients bigger than their current market.   Angelique Rewers is the CEO and Founder of BoldHaus®, an Inc. 5000 company, who specializes in helping small and diverse businesses win and work with corporate clients. With over 25+ years of experience, she is recognized as a renowned expert in small business growth, and has been featured in major media such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, HuffPost, CNBC, and The Washington Post, as well as on major news and financial networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS, and YahooFinance. Under her leadership, BoldHaus has trained and mentored over 10,000 small businesses in more than 72 countries worldwide, and has brought entrepreneurs together with major brands such as Coca-Cola, UPS, AT&T, Accenture, Intel, IBM, HP, Marriott, Chevron, Major League Baseball, and many more, through groundbreaking global conferences, helping both sides work together more effectively. Aside from her business expertise, Angelique has also trained and consulted for organizations like USAID, National Geographic, and The Smithsonian, mentoring innovators in advancing technologies for water conservation and sustainable food production in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. She also sits on the Advisory Board for Space for Humanity and the committee for the United Nations' Women's Peace & Humanitarian Fund.   And be sure to subscribe to The Self-Employed Life in Apple Podcasts or follow us on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts so you don't miss an episode.   Everything you need can all be found at jeffreyshaw.com.   Angelique Rewers, thank you so much for being here! Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself. Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world. Guest Contact – BoldHaus.com Angelique Rewers on LinkedIn (in/angeliquerewers) Angelique Rewers on Facebook (@angelique.l.rewers) Angelique Rewers on Instagram (@angeliquerewers) Angelique Rewers on Twitter (@AngeliqueRewers) BoldHausGroove.com Contact Jeffrey – SelfEmployedNewsletter.com Website Books Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share! Valuable complimentary resources to help you –   The Self-Employed Business Institute- You know you're really good at what you do. You're talented, you have a skill set. The problem is you're probably in a field where there is no business education. This is common amongst self-employed people! And, there's no business education out there for us! You also know that being self-employed is unique and you need better strategies, coaching, support, and accountability. The Self-Employed Business Institute, a five-month online education is exactly what you need. Check it out! Take The Self-Employed Assessment! Ever feel like you're all over the place? Or frustrated it seems like you have everything you need for your business success but it's somehow not coming together? Take this short quiz to discover the biggest hidden gap that's keeping you from having a thriving Self-Employed Ecosystem. You'll find out what part of your business needs attention and you'll also get a few laser-focused insights to help you start closing that gap. Have Your Website Brand Message Reviewed! Is your website speaking the right LINGO of your ideal customers? Having reviewed hundreds of websites, I can tell you 98% of websites are not. Fill out the simple LINGO Review application and I'll take a look at your website. I'll email you a few suggestions to improve your brand message to attract more of your ideal customers. Fill out the application today and let's get your business speaking the right LINGO! Host Jeffrey Shaw is a Small Business Consultant, Brand Management Consultant, Business Coach for Entrepreneurs, Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker and author of LINGO and The Self Employed Life (May 2021). Supporting self-employed business owners with business and personal development strategies they need to create sustainable success.

The FORT with Chris Powers
Jake Wurzak - Founder & CEO of DoveHill Capital Management & President of Wurzak Hotel Group - Building a Hotel Empire

The FORT with Chris Powers

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2023 79:49


 We'd appreciate you filling out our audience survey, so we can continuously work on providing relevant content to our listeners. Responses received by 05/11/23 will be entered in a drawing for $500 cash. https://www.thefortpod.com/survey Jake Wurzak is the Founder and CEO of DoveHill Capital Management, LLC. Jake also serves as the President of Wurzak Hotel Group. Since founding DoveHill in 2011, he has led the investment in over $1.5B of hospitality projects across the United States. Jake aims to differentiate DoveHill by focusing on distinct hospitality assets that create a sense of place and impactful experiences. Jake holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University and earned a BBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Miami. Jake sits on the board of the Broward Center for Performing Arts and the Fort Lauderdale Art Museum. In addition, Jake is a member of the Young Presidents Organization Gateway chapter. Jake is passionate about traveling with his family and one of his favorite destinations is Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming. He is an avid skier and once hiked up the Highlands Bowl four times in one day! On this episode, Chris & Jake discuss: ➡️ How he creates an exceptional hospitality experience ➡️ How they underwrite hotel investment opportunities ➡️ Partnering and learning from Barry Sternlicht ➡️ How they add value to different types of hotels Chapters: (00:03:47) - How do you experience hotels? (00:06:00) - What is hospitality? (00:09:03) - Why and how did you get into this business? (00:10:31) - Jake's companies (00:12:22) - How did Covid affect Hospitality? (00:18:48) - How has the industry changed post-pandemic? (00:20:54) - How did you approach hotel conversions? (00:22:28) - How do branded hotels differentiate from each other? (00:23:58) - What does good operating look like in a branded hotel? (00:25:50) - How are daily rates set & What are the major KPIs? (00:33:25) - AirBnb vs. Hotels (00:36:01) - How do you define Lifestyle? (00:37:07) - Who are great people or companies that are creating amazing lifestyle experiences? (00:39:48) - Are there any emerging brands that will overtake the top luxury hotels like 4 Seasons and St. Regis? (00:41:38) - How would a hotel development come together? (00:45:04) -What are you looking for in a hotel when you want to buy? (00:48:07) - What's a soft brand? (00:49:05) - Do you need to have experience to partner with a Hilton or Marriott? (00:50:00) - What does upgrading management look like? (00:55:20) - What feedback do you see most often from guests? (00:58:33) - Partnering with Barry Sternlicht (01:04:36) - Experiences at the One in Miami (01:08:42) - How do you approach the Food & Beverage side of your properties? (01:10:16) - What's the greatest hotel in the world? (01:14:02) - How do you view hotels as an investable asset over the next 5 years? (01:17:05) - Is there anything on the horizon that will make hotels more profitable? Additional Resources:

Fly Free MD
Ep 22: Marriott Boundless Best Ever Sign-up Bonus & Spirit Status Match

Fly Free MD

Play Episode Play 30 sec Highlight Listen Later Apr 18, 2023 24:10


Episode 22: Marriott Boundless Best Ever Sign-up Bonus & Spirit Status Match In today's episode we review the benefits of the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card which is currently offering an amazing sign-up bonus which matches its best ever. Speaking of matching, Spirit is out with an interesting status match offer which gives you many of the perks you usually have to pay extra for.  2:00 Marriott Boundless Best Ever Sign-up Bonus 9:30 Tricks to maximize the value of Marriott Free Night Certificates 16:00 Spirit Airlines Status Match Offer Marriott Boundless Card Offer: https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/marriottboundless/5FNRTO/FAIC Marriott Card Eligibility Table: https://frequentmiler.com/MRPlus/#Goto Spirit Status Match Offer: https://spirit.statusmatch.com/ 

Design Curious | Interior Design Podcast, Interior Design Career, Interior Design School, Coaching
34\\ Hospitality Design: 5 Key Considerations for Aspiring Designers with Jessica Marshall

Design Curious | Interior Design Podcast, Interior Design Career, Interior Design School, Coaching

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2023 33:44


Have you ever wondered how some hospitality designers make it big in the industry? In this episode, we dive into the exciting world of hospitality design and explore how new interior designers can get started in this field. Our guest expert, Jessica Marshall, shares her unique journey to becoming a successful hospitality designer. Jessica gives her perspective on interior design and discusses the different avenues she took to get to where she is today. She shares insights into the unique challenges and opportunities of designing for boutique hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality spaces. Whether you're just starting out in your interior design career or looking to expand your skills in the hospitality sector, this episode will give you the knowledge and inspiration you need to succeed. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to learn from a successful hospitality designer! Featured Guest: Jessica Marshall is the only Interior Designer focused on the hospitality industry in the Sacramento area. Her experience spans over 20 years in both the UK and the US. In addition, she is the only Interior Designer elected as a member of the California Restaurant Association's Board of Directors. After earning a degree in Interior Design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, she decided to focus on hospitality. She interned at HBA before moving to an LA company to work in purchasing and project management for luxury hotels. She worked on projects such as the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. From Intern to Interior Designer to Design Director, she has designed and managed interior projects for Marriott, Hilton, and IHG. Her desire to work internationally led her to live in England for eight years. She worked in restaurants and bars all over the UK for years, developing front-of-house and back-of-house interiors. Jessica lives in California and started Brass Rose to help boutique business owners. Brass Rose creates a customized experience through service and atmosphere. Why you've got to check out today's episode: Understand the 5 key considerations before committing to hospitality design Discover the 2 challenging aspects of hospitality design Consider her 3 recommendations for hospitality designers starting or curious about the industry Check out the show notes >>> Hospitality Design: 5 Key Considerations for Aspiring Designers with Jessica Marshall NEXT STEPS: Grab your freebies: Your Roadmap to a Career in Interior Design 3 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started My Career Listen to Related Episode: Episode 05: The Do's and Don'ts of Interior Design Internships Join the Design Mentor to kickstart a successful career in interior design! Email me at podcast@rwarddesign.com if you have suggested topics. DM me on Instagram at @rwarddesign if you have a burning question. Leave me a rating and review! Click here. Visit my website at rwarddesign.com to learn more about my services Thanks for listening! I hope this helps you discover if interior design is the career for you. See you next week...

Art and Cocktails
Transforming Spaces Through Color and Joy with Sarah Stieber

Art and Cocktails

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2023 29:53


Join Kat and Sarah Stieber on this uplifting and energizing episode where the artist talks about her new venture of transforming spaces with her art. Sarah shares her approach to building a sustainable and unique art business beyond the traditional gallery system, discusses how she creates events and gives us a preview of her brand-new project Stieber Spaces.  www.sarahstieber.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/sarahstieber Applauded as “San Diego's Best Local Contemporary Artist” by Modern Luxury magazine, Sarah Stieber's vibrant figurative paintings have made a splash far beyond her SoCal roots.    Stieber Spaces, the design arm of Sarah's business, has garnered explosive press and is featured in California Interiors Magazine, Modern Luxury Magazine, Apartment Therapy, and San Diego Magazine.   Stieber has created artwork for global brands Samsung, Marriott, and AT&T. Her paintings have been exhibited worldwide, and were recently featured on billboards in Times Square new York, Picadilly circus in London, and on the Duomo in Milan.    Stieber was named “One of 15 Female Artists you Need to Know from Miami Art Week” by CBS and “One of 50 badass painters you need to follow on Instagram” by Buzzfeed.

The Mount Lockmore Podcast
4/15/23: Viral Pumba + Wolves Are In + Today's Bets + Blind Tail Saturday + Steaks & Takes

The Mount Lockmore Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2023 36:18


On today's episode of the Mount Lockmore Podcast, @KotaCapperPace is recording from his Marriott in Florida, @PumbaCakes went viral with his Yankees bets and then backed New York again on Friday and lost yet again or did he? Timberwolves take down young Thunder squad to advance to playoffs. Pace breaks down his card for Saturday, April 15 and gives out his hottest takes of the day.

Frequent Miler on the Air
Loyalty Program Changing Fortunes | Ep198 | 4-15-23

Frequent Miler on the Air

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2023 75:31


Frequent Miler often focuses on determine value in the most objective ways possible, but this week Nick and Greg take a very subjective look at each of the major programs, sharing our thoughts about whether each is trending up or trending down.  Subscribe to our email list: https://frequentmiler.com/subscribe/ 00:00 Intro 01:05 Giant Mailbag 06:50 Card Talk: Chase Sapphire Preferred https://frequentmiler.com/chase-sapphire-preferred-complete-guide/ 19:17 What crazy thing....double header   19:32 What crazy thing....did Hyatt do this week? https://frequentmiler.com/hyatt-is-being-shady-with-terms-of-latest-promotion/ 22:30 Aeroplan 27:24 Award Talk: British Airways Business Class with AA miles 29:40 Free MSC Cruise https://frequentmiler.com/our-experience-booking-a-free-msc-cruise/ 34:35 Seats.Aero adds Emirates 36:08 Main Event: Loyalty program changing fortunes 36:31 American Airlines 40:26 Delta 41:46 Southwest 43:13 United 46:37 Virgin Atlantic 48:27 Alaska 50:50 IHG 54:57 Hyatt 56:06 Marriott 59:20 Hilton 1:00:25 Wyndham 1:02:34 Choice 1:02:58 Radisson Americas 1:04:46 Question of the Week: What's your strategy regarding speculative bookings? Music credit: Annie Yoder

Behind the Stays
How to Build the Marriott of Vacation Rentals — Meet the Founders of The 100 Collection

Behind the Stays

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2023 55:44


Meet Travis Wilburn and Rebecca Lombardo — the founders of The 100 Collection, a curation of the best properties from trusted vacation rental brands on a mission to set the gold standard for hospitality. Travis has built and run companies in travel and hospitality for well over a decade. His working knowledge spans every level of his organizations, from operations to business development, to maintenance. And Rebecca is seasoned marketing executive with 15 years of experience developing brands and content for travel publications like Yahoo Travel and Orlando Magazine as well as several Fortune 100 companies.  In this episode, this dynamic duo unpack their vision for a new era and standard of hospitality for the short-term and vacation rental markets and discuss crucial topics like: How to build a loyalty program in the vacation rental market How to fight back against the market-share owned by OTAs like Airbnb How to grow a meaningful, consumer-facing hospitality brand  And much more Discover the 100 Collection  Connect with Travis and Rebecca on LinkedIn.  This episode is brought to you by DEN Outdoors. You've seen them all over Instagram… You may have also seen them in Dwell Magazine…. And if you love design, travel, and hospitality, chances are you've even dreamed about what it would be like to build your very own A-Frames, Cabins, or Barnhouse with their designs. DEN Outdoors began because its founders knew that building a cabin changes who you are, having a cabin changes how you live, and sharing a cabin changes how you engage with others. I've met so many incredible hosts in the short-term-rental community who have used DEN designs to build their bespoke escapes, many of whom have been guests on this podcast. And now, it brings me SO much joy to announce that we've partnered with DEN to bring you an exclusive discount on their digital design plans. By using the discount code SPONSTAY50 at checkout, you can get ANY of DEN's digital plans for 50% off…that's right…5-0. About the Show Behind the Stays is brought to you twice a week by Sponstayneous — a free, biweekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb.     You can subscribe, for free, at www.sponstayneous.com.  Behind the Stays is hosted by Zach Busekrus, co-founder of Sponstayneous, you can connect with him on Twitter at @zboozee.

Recovery Elevator
RE 425: What Recovery Pathway is Right for Me?

Recovery Elevator

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2023 53:58


Episode 425 – What Recovery Pathway is Right for Me?   Today we have Doug. He is 59, from Buena Vista, CO and he took his last drink on July 28, 1982.   Join Recovery Elevator in Atlanta over Memorial Day weekend for a fun conference style meet up at the Marriott in Alpharetta.  This event is all about getting your connect on and it will be a fun time.  Spouses or loved ones are encouraged to attend the Sunday night event and Silent Disco afterwards!   [2:30] Thoughts from Paul:   When building your recovery portfolio, a good goal is 50% external and 50% internal. At first, the internal work may be too big of an ask, but as your nervous system settles down, you want to aim for a balanced split. Here are some quick examples of what I mean when I say external vs internal:   External: Driving to an AA meeting, or hopping on a Café RE zoom chat Phoning a sober friend Working with a sponsor   Internal: Meditation Journaling Reading Quit-Lit   When building out your recovery I recommend this 5-tiered approach: 1. Community – AA, SMART, Café RE, therapy, sober friends. Burn the Ships! 2. Action/Movement – Chemicals of wellbeing, endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin are released when we move.   3. Inner Peace – Meditation, breathwork, creative ventures, writing, time in nature. 4. Knowledge – Podcasts, Quit-Lit, learning about new things in and out of recovery. 5. Universe – This is not religion, but it is the spiritual component of recovery.   Better Help:  www.betterhelp.com/elevator - 10% off your first month. #sponsored           [11:55] Paul introduces Doug:   Doug had his last drink on July 28th, 1982, when he was 19 years old. He lives in Buena Vista, CO and is married and they have two adult children. He has worked in upholstery, cabinet building and installations, and has built some houses with his son. He enjoys the mountains, biking and riding his motorcycle.   Doug grew up in a normal family and wasn't exposed to heavy drinking. His first experience with alcohol was when he was 4 years old when he remembers having a few sips of his mother's drink. He felt the warm glow and really liked it. Later when he was 12, a friend of his stole a bottle of liquor from his parents and while his friends were mixing it with soft drinks, Doug drank straight from the bottle. He felt something click – suddenly, he felt normal, and like everyone else.   When Doug was 16 his mother passed away and the drinking escalated and continued to be excessive after graduation. Some friends invited him to Alateen meetings, and he started attending weekly. Once a month AA members would come in and share their stories. He started identifying with some of the stories which got him to start question his drinking. He realized that he was becoming less like the person that he wanted to be.   When one of his former drinking friends disappeared from the meetings, he found out that they were working on sobriety with AA. That friend was a speaker at one of the meetings, and Doug noticed that they looked healthy and at peace. He chose to speak to him afterwards and expressed an interest in possibly attending AA but wasn't quite ready for it.   Doug finally accepted the invitations to attend and was planning to go to a meeting on July 29th. The night before he found himself drinking and when he saw himself in a mirror started asking himself why he was drinking. He didn't have a good answer for that.   AA has been a big tool for Doug, along with volunteer work. He knows that if he had continued drinking, he would not have had the life he has. He believes in counting blessings, finding things to be grateful for and putting sobriety before everything else.   Cafe RE  Use the promo code OPPORTUNITY to waive the set-up fee. Recovery Elevator YouTube Sobriety Tracker iTunes    Recovery Elevator Go big, because eventually we all go home I love you guys

Be A Better Being
From Fear to Freedom--Your Money Mindset with Mary Ann Marriott

Be A Better Being

Play Episode Play 40 sec Highlight Listen Later Apr 10, 2023 39:08


Money matters are the top stressor for many and as a bankruptcy trustee, Mary Ann Marriott has seen people in their scariest times. Her experience and talents not only lead people out of the dark doom but also helps others discover the bright light that shines within. This conversation about currency goes deeper than your wallet woes as Mary Ann's approach is a template for any journey.Connect with Mary Ann:maryannmarriott.comExplore the S.H.I.N.E Membership ExperienceListen to the Lights Journey MeditationConnect with us:betterbeings.netIG: @be.a.better.beingMichelle: @betterbeingsusSasha: @sasha.patriciaYouTube: Michelle Zellner - Be A Better Being Podcast playlist

Geobreeze Travel
Episode 128: Visiting National Parks on Points with Mariah from @pointsforthememories

Geobreeze Travel

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2023 44:43


Mariah from @pointsforthememories is passionate about showcasing how to budget for travel and save using points and miles. She grew up in a family that could not afford to travel, and in her adult life, used a detailed trip budget to give her confidence to travel without overspending. Now, she shares her Points for the Memories Trip Budget spreadsheet for free so that others can plan their travel expenses and track their points and miles savings. Mariah enjoys her work in healthcare but loves taking every opportunity to visit new destinations with her husband, Eric. They've been to 16 US national parks and counting. Their favorite trips feature beautiful hikes and amazing food, especially artisanal ice cream. In this episode, Mariah and I discuss how to plan vacations to national and state parks using points and miles. Everything from finding a Hyatt Place near Moab to Marriott hotels in Glacier to the luxurious Alila Ventana Big Sur.  If you like using points for miscellaneous excursions, one of the most popular ways to use points for excursions is to use Capital One miles. With cards like the Capital One Venture and Venture X, you will earn at least 2 points per dollar on all purchases and can cash them out for purchases like passes to different national parks.  If you are interested in supporting this show when you apply for your next card, check out geobreezetravel.com/cards and if you're not sure what card is right for you, I offer free credit card consultations at geobreezetravel.com/consultations ! Venture: https://milevalue.com/creditcards/venture-rewards/?aff=gbt Venture X: https://milevalue.com/creditcards/venture-x/?aff=gbt You can find Mariah at:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pointsforthememories You can find Julia at: Free Course: https://www.geobreezetravel.com/starthere Waiting List for The Points Accelerator: https://www.geobreezetravel.com/waitlist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geobreezetravel Credit card links: https://www.geobreezetravel.com/cards Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/geobreezetravel Award travel coaching call: https://www.geobreezetravel.com/calendly Sign up for the newsletter and get exclusive access to sign up for free coaching calls: https://www.geobreezetravel.com/free-coaching Geobreeze Travel is part of an affiliate sales network and receives compensation for sending traffic to partner sites, such as milevalue .com. This compensation may impact how and where links appear on this site. This site does not include all financial companies or all available financial offers. Terms apply to American Express benefits and offers. Enrollment may be required for select American Express benefits and offers. Visit americanexpress .com to learn more. 

Stroke Stories
Laura Marriott

Stroke Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2023 24:38


In this episode of Stroke Stories, we spoke to Laura Marriott, who suffered her first stroke at the age of 22. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Outthinkers
#84—Andrew Winston: Achieving Net Positive Impact as a Business

Outthinkers

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2023 20:23


Andrew Winston is one of the world's most widely read writers and leading thinkers on sustainable business. His books on sustainability strategy, including Green to Gold and The Big Pivot, have sold more than 150,000 copies in seven languages. Winston has also written cover stories for Harvard Business Review and published hundreds of articles in HBR, MIT Sloan Management Review, and other top publications. He was recently selected for the Thinkers50 Radar 2020, a list of 30 thinkers to watch out for in the coming year. His views on strategy have been sought after by many of the world's leading companies, including 3M, DuPont, HP, Ingersoll Rand, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, Marriott, PepsiCo, PwC, and Unilever. Andrew has spent much of his career helping business leaders understand how to put sustainability at the forefront of their strategy—which will inevitably affect all industries and companies. In this podcast he shares with us: Why this seemingly impossible ideas of not net zero but net positive is actually feasibleHow the pandemic actually accelerated both interest and willingness to accept the transition to greener global initiatives Why now is a good time to invest in ESG/sustainability initiatives The role of business in society, and why has it changed over time How any company can make a leap or move to adopting sustainable practices—taking UPS as an example, and how all industries will inevitably be affected _________________________________________________________________________________________Episode Timeline:00:00—Highlight from today's episode00:45—Introducing Andrew + The topic of today's episode2:05—If you really know me, you know that...3:26—What is your definition of strategy?4:48—What got you interested in strategy, and particularly in ESG and sustainability strategy?6:03—Why do companies care about sustainability now where they didn't as much in the past?7:59—Why is ESG and sustainability a smart place to invest right now?11:00—Do you think there is a fundamental mindset shift happening in leadership?13:34—Could you tell us about how UPS adopted sustainable practices in a surprising, yet effective way?15:10—Could you talk about the future of various industries, using agriculture as an example?17:44—Where should strategists start with net positive practices?20:00—How can people follow you and keep learning from you?__________________________________________________________________________________________Additional Resources: Personal Page: https://andrewwinston.com/Newest Book, Net Positive: https://netpositive.world/book/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewwinston/Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrewwinston