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Living Connected - NVC
Synergy Parenting with Lelia Schott

Living Connected - NVC

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 87:41


There was some popping in this episode. This mic created some weird static and I am so sorry, I have no idea why it did that. There are parts where its really bad. I think the coming episodes it isn't so bad or at all there. I am having a hard time finding time to edit when working full time so here we go, bare with me. I am putting episodes out the best I can. Thank you so much for your patience and care.Lelia Schott is the founder of Synergy Parenting, helping parents and children to reclaim inner peace and power. She has researched and practiced parenting for 24 years. She began writing and sharing her work around 9 years ago. Lelia specializes in therapeutic parent coaching and inner child healing. Her home is Cape Town, South Africa. Mother to four sons and two daughters. (Three of her sons are grown.) Lelia loves virtual coaching with people from all over the world.Lelia's Resources:Facebook.com/synergygentleparentingWebsite:www.leliaschott.comEmail: info@leliaschott.comResources:1. L.R. Knost:http://www.littleheartsbooks.com/about-the-authorillustrator/2. Ram Dass:https://www.ramdass.org/walking-each-other-home/Quote: “We're all just walking each other home.” ~Ram Dass3. Gabor Maté – Authenticity and Attachmenthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3bynimi8HQ4. Pink song: Fuckin' Perfecthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl0qf1pgjEs5. Dr. Daniel Siegel “Name it to tame it” & “Mindsight”https://drdansiegel.com/6. Maya Angelou — 'I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.'7. David Richo “When the Past is Present”https://www.amazon.com/When-Past-Present-Emotional-Relationships/dp/159030571XRequest for support from my listeners:I am going to be moving back to Bend, OR and I would love to set up a small studio in my apartment so Kyle and I don't have to use zoom. In order to do that I would need to buy two Dynamic XLR Microphones so we can sit at the same table together, as well as a mic stand and the XLR cords to go with. This can get expensive especially when mics can cost between $200 – 500$ each. This will help me save time and not have to spend on average 8hrs of editing on each episode. Since I haven't been working because of COVID, I would love your support in donating 1-10$ to my Living connected Paypal account. A little goes a long way and I truly from the bottom of my heart would appreciate it. I will also give you a huge shout out on my podcast to those who have donated. If you would prefer to be anonymous that is okay too. Let me know in the notes if you would prefer not to have a shout out of gratitude.  Donations to Paypal email: Livingconnected.nvc@gmail.comCONTACT INFORMATION: Email: Livingconnected.nvc@gmail.comInstagram: livingconnectednvcFacebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LivingConnectedNVC/Website: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1153175 Music is brought to you by: https://www.purple-planet.com/

Media Path Podcast
Women of Wealth & Women of Value featuring Marlene Wagman-Gellar

Media Path Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 69:49


We are joined by bestselling author Marlene Wagman-Gellar whose specialty is sharing the real-life stories of famous, infamous, notorious and celebrated women. Marlene's books include Women of Means, Women Who Launch and Still I Rise and she's with us to share stories about Maya Angelou, Gloria Vanderbilt, Patty Hearst, Sunny Von Bulow, Hattie McDaniel, Mrs. Gandhi, Mrs. Einstein and so many more! Plus Fritz and Weezy are recommending King Richard on HBO and Belfast in Theaters.Path Points of Interests:Marlene Wagman-GellarWomen of Means by Marlene-Wagman GellarMarlene Wagman-Gellar's Amazon Author PageStill I Rise by Marlene Wagman-GellarLittle Gloria Happy at Last by Barbara GoldsmithThe Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria VanderbiltNothing Left Unsaid DocumentaryEmpty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr.Belfast - in Theaters King Richard on HBO Max

Keep It 100 w/ Dakota & Chorsie
Humble Tranquility (w/ Justin L. Jones)

Keep It 100 w/ Dakota & Chorsie

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 44:45


Get ready for a conversation that will motivate and inspire you. Our guest this week, Justin L Jones, is an educator, mentor, and coach who received his degree in Biology at Georgia State University in 2018. Some of his hobbies include music curation, DJ-ing, cycling, and growing plants. He recently married his college sweetheart in July, and they reside in Atlanta, GA. Justin is currently a 7th and 8th math teacher at a private school and his favorite quote is “Do the best you can until you know better, and once you know better, do better” by Maya Angelou. Come join us in this conversation on following your passions, honest self-evaluations, and staying truth to your faith. *This is only a snippet of the full conversation we had. If you want to hear (and see) all of the shenanigans, subscribe to our Patreon page! You can join for as little as $1/month! Visit www.patreon.com/keepit100_pod to sign up today!* SUPPORT US ON PATREON! If you want to hear (and see) all of the shenanigans, subscribe to our Patreon page! You can join for as little as $1/month! Visit www.patreon.com/keepit100_pod to sign up today! STAY UP TO DATE! Go to ki100pod.com for more updates for our show! Sign up for our free newsletter to get emails when we release new episodes and news about special promotions & events! JOIN US ON DISCORD! Come chat with us and get notifications when we go live on Twitch! Use https://discord.gg/a3ecfXXJ to join Another Broke Bitch Cafe today! BUY OUR MERCH! Visit ki100pod.com/merch to buy our merch! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/keepit100-pod/support

KYO Conversations
BTQ: Is our ego to blame?

KYO Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 3:53


We are who we are because of the questions we ask (or don't ask) and are always one question away from a completely different life.To be guided by the questions and mental fitness practices from the best in the world, people like Kobe Bryant, Maya Angelou, Robin Williams, Stephen Hawking, Ryan Holiday, James Clear, Jane Austin, and more, check out my debut book: Personal Socrates - Questions That Will Upgrade Your Life From Legends and World-Class Performers*Let's Connect!

The Daily Good
Episode 420: A podcast of English countryside sounds, another great quote from Maya Angelou, a great fact about Bing Crosby and jeans, the joy of the Main Street Electrical Parade, the pleasantness of “Harvey”, and more…

The Daily Good

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 20:23


Good News: A podcast in the UK plays literally nothing but the sounds of the countryside…that’s all! Learn more about this delightful show HERE. The Good Word: One more fantastic quote about gratitude, from Maya Angelou. Good To Know: A truly amazing fact about Bing Crosby and…jeans! Good News: Several of the biggest retailers on […]

The Daily Good
Episode 419: Norway dismantles coal mines to expand natural preserves, a great quote from Maya Angelou, a revolutionary new blood test for cancers, the charms of the Mark Twain riverboat, the beautiful sound of Paul Desmond’s sax and more…

The Daily Good

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 18:17


Good News: Norway is dismantling a former coal mining region and incorporating it into a vast new nature reserve to protect wildlife in the area, link HERE. The Good Word: A lovely quote about gratitude, from Maya Angelou. Good To Know: An odd historical clothing fact. Good News: The UKs National Health Service is trialling […]

Next Stop Crazytown
YNS Live with Marc Champagne

Next Stop Crazytown

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 63:17


Listen to a new episode of Your Next Stop recorded live on Fireside with host Juliet Hahn featuring Mental Fitness Strategist, Author, and Podcast host Marc Champagne.   “If we don't write the chapter of our lives, someone else will write it for us.” - Marc Champagne   Marc Champagne unpacks the mental fitness practices and reflective questions shaping the lives of some of the most successful and brilliant thinkers in the world. He is the author of Personal Socrates, a book exploring the pointed questions that stimulate our mental fitness and teach us how to direct our internal narrative to work for us instead of against us. Marc studies the prompts and practices of legends such as Kobe Bryant, Maya Angelou, Robin Williams, James Clear, Coco Chanel, Stephen Hawking, and many others to bring clarity, intentionality, and possibility to every aspect of your life.   He is the host of the top 50 ranked podcast Behind The Human and co-founded the journaling app (KYO) which reached 86.9 million people without any paid advertising. He has studied mental fitness practices for over a decade and consults with Fortune 500 companies as a mental fitness strategist and speaker.   Learn more about Marc on BehindTheHuman.com.   Check his Corporate Mental Fitness Activations - Training Your Mind To Perform For You, Not Against You.   Listen to his show Behind The Human Podcast on Apple, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.   Give Marc a follow on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. Sponsor Today's episode is sponsored by TookTake, the best way to know if you took, or still need to take your medication & supplements. Visit them at https://tooktake.com/. Get 10% off upon check out by using this code: NEXTSTOP   Follow TookTake on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Find Us Online! Fireside: Juliet Hahn Instagram: @iamjuliethahn LinkedIn: Juliet Hahn FB: Juliet Hahn Clubhouse: @iamjuliethahn YouTube: Juliet Hahn Twitter: @iamjuliethahn

The History of Literature
361 Five Glimpses of Gratitude (Maya Angelou, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sharon Olds, Henry David Thoreau, WS Merwin)

The History of Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 53:49


Feeling grateful, Jacke rummages through the literary storage trunk to find works on gratitude by five poets and essayists: Maya Angelou, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sharon Olds, Henry David Thoreau, and W,S. Merwin. Enjoy! Help support the show at patreon.com/literature or historyofliterature.com/shop. The History of Literature Podcast is a member of Lit Hub Radio and the Podglomerate Network. Learn more at www.thepodglomerate.com/historyofliterature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Cocoa Griot- I am bringing that

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou, https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/1413589 (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings) 00:00 Good evening and welcome to my humble podcast abode. I am Cocoa Griot, just a 50 something single mom who delights in talking to you about life, love, and an array of other topics. This evening I'm thankful for so many things in my life. I know that many people will sit down with family and friends on Thanksgiving, and remember how blessed they are to still be here. Recent events have further polarized the United States and sometimes it's just hard to find a kernel of good news. I invite you to stop and take a few moments to think about what you are thankful for. I believe an attitude of gratitude increases our latitude. I want to take this opportunity to share something I am thankful for, the chance to reach out to others. You see Daisy is an introvert. Daisy is incredibly shy and has difficulty opening up to people. I began my journey as Cocoa Griot a few months into the pandemic. I started a blog and this podcast to help me feel connected to others. The core of who Cocoa Griot is was forged by some events in my life that don't hold the best memories for me. I am going to share my story in poem form. Thank you in advance for listening. 1:45 I was curled up in my bed, held hostage by a mental chain. The wreckage from my abuser continually permeated my brain. I decided there was only one way to get those thoughts to leave. Replacing them with new ideas was a welcome reprieve. I struggled to see my beauty and I questioned my value and worth. When I opened my mind to writing, my heart entertained joy and mirth. There was one avenue of writing most worthy of my time. I find solace and safety when I engage in rhyme. The comfort of predictable meter, some people don't understand. It is my sanctuary, a true soft place to land. I spent years in insanity with no haven or foundation. Rhyme is my security blanket, and it changed my sad situation. Now you know my story, so my name I will explain. It is important to showcase my pride since I escaped my pain. I am a historian, storyteller, and poet-griot. The hue of my skin is a deep rich cocoa. 3:14 That is the story of how Cocoa Griot was born. When you go through trials and tests in life, you should emerge with a testimony. In fact, T-E-S- T is the start of the word testimony. This platform gives me a chance to share the wisdom I gleaned from a myriad of life experiences. I am grateful for my listeners from all over the globe. If you have a journey that you want to share to help guide others, I encourage you to create content to connect with people who just might need to hear what you have to say. It doesn't have to be a podcast. It doesn't have to be a blog. It could be through art. Whatever your talent is, you can make a difference in this world. My hope is that your days ahead are peaceful, prosperous, and full of joy. Thanks for listening this evening. As always, I wish you good health good fortune, and good night. A very grateful Cocoa Griot out! Happy Thanksgiving!

Big Questions with Cal Fussman
Good Questions From Socrates To Cal

Big Questions with Cal Fussman

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 40:12


Cal celebrates his birthday to find an unexpected gift. It's a book written by Marc Champagne called: Personal Socrates: Questions That Will Upgrade Your Life from Legends & World Class Performers. Cal opens the book and is surprised to find that the first chapter is about HIM. Other chapters are run through the prism of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, the writer Maya Angelou, the broadcaster Larry King, novelist Jane Austin, Steve Jobs, the physicist Steven Hawking and the comedian Robin Williams. Pretty good company. Cal's conversation with the book's author revolves around the clarity that arises from good questions.

Leading the Rounds
Humanism and Living at the Edge of Wonder with Dr. Wes Ely

Leading the Rounds

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 40:19


Dr. Ely is the Grant W. Liddle Chair in Medicine, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine and co-director of the Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction and Survivorship (CIBS) Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is also a practicing intensivist with a focus on Geriatric ICU Care.  Dr. Ely's research has focused on improving the care and outcomes of critically ill patients with ICU-acquired brain disease His team developed the primary tool by which delirium is measured in ICU-based trials and clinically at the bedside in ICUs worldwide.  Dr. Ely has over 400 peer-reviewed publications and recently published a highly acclaimed book titled Every Deep Drawn Breath. All net proceeds from his book are going to patients and their families.Despite his many accomplishments he will be the first to say that his most amazing accomplishments are his three daughters, Taylor, and twins, Blair and Brooke. We hope you enjoy this episode with @weselymd where we discuss clinical research, creating change, and humanism in medicine.  Questions We Asked: How did you become involved in clinical research? How do you “live at the edge of mystery”? How do you lead a large research lab effectively? How do you create buy-in to change clinical practice once you have made a discovery? What do you mean by “malignant normality”? How have you been successful in changing people's minds? How have your relationships inspired you in your work?Was your passion for story the reason for writing EDDB? What does every person is a world mean to you? How has the pandemic affected your practice in medicine? How do we keep medicine human? How will technology influence our ability to maintain humanism? What are some books you would suggest to medical trainees?Quotes & Ideas: Rules for designing a clinical research project: Study what you have a lot of Create a study where either answer matters As a leader, one of the most important goals should be maintaining a human connection with everyone in your team. Malcolm Gladwell's Tipping Point idea of Mavens, Salespeople and Connectors Malignant Normality: we tend to think the way we do things is the best way to do things We need to use the power of story to change peoples minds Cada Persona Es Un Mundo, “Every Person is a World” “Sometimes a kind of glory lights up the mind of a man. It happens to nearly everyone. You can feel it growing or preparing like a fuse burning toward dynamite. It is a feeling in the stomach, a delight of the nerves, of the forearms. The skin tastes the air, and every deep-drawn breath is sweet. Its beginning has the pleasure of a great stretching yawn; it flashes in the brain and the whole world glows outside your eyes.” by John Steinbeck in East of Eden Everything in medicine comes down to “Humility, Glory and Wonder” “If I think it's just my job to take care of the MATTER, then I am missing ⅔ of that human being.” -Wes Always ask patients, “what matters to you?” Book Suggestions: My Own Country & The Tennis Partner by Abraham vergheseIn Shock by Rana Awdish Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Dominant Stories with Jess Weiner
When Your Body Feels Like The Enemy w/Azure Antoinette

Dominant Stories with Jess Weiner

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 59:27


In this episode, Jess talks with world renowned poet and speaker, Azure Antoinette, about her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.  Azure has been called the “Maya Angelou of the millennial generation” by Forbes magazine. She's a slam poet who has shared a stage with Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Pray, Love, and Lady Gaga. Her words are like rays of truth and anyone who meets her knows she is a force to be reckoned with. Words are her superpower and when she was diagnosed with MS in her 20's, Azure faced navigating the impact of this disease which currently with no known cure.  She's candid about growing up in a war with her body which she never felt was ideal. And now through her experience having MS, she has gained a new appreciation for the frame that carries her.  In this conversation, she offers us insights from her condition which only a storyteller and a poet could extract.  It might be counter-intuitive, but despite a body which sometimes feels like it always lets her down, Azure insists that, “Our duty is to remain.” Visit her website at azureantoinette.com Please rate, review, subscribe and share Dominant Stories with everyone you know.  If you want to learn more about Dominant Stories and how you can challenge and change them, visit jessweiner.com or follow Jess on Instagram @imjessweiner.  You can also email us about your Dominant Stories and how you are changing them - podcast@jessweiner.com or leave us a voicemail at 213 259 3033 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

KYO Conversations
BTQ: Why do we give so much energy to the opinions of others?

KYO Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 2:41


We are who we are because of the questions we ask (or don't ask) and are always one question away from a completely different life.To be guided by the questions and mental fitness practices from the best in the world, people like Kobe Bryant, Maya Angelou, Robin Williams, Stephen Hawking, Ryan Holiday, James Clear, Jane Austin, and more, check out my debut book: Personal Socrates - Questions That Will Upgrade Your Life From Legends and World-Class Performers*Let's Connect!

Gift Biz Unwrapped | Women Entrepreneurs | Bakers, Crafters, Makers | StartUp
344 – A Powerful Lesson We Can Take from Big Brand Strategies Maureen Mwangi of Startward Consulting

Gift Biz Unwrapped | Women Entrepreneurs | Bakers, Crafters, Makers | StartUp

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 45:27


Today we're discussing emotional branding for small business. In the past, we've talked a lot about the visual aspect of your brand. The colors, your logo, signage - even your business name. Now, we're approaching https://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/your-brand (branding) from a different angle. I'm sure you've heard Maya Angelou's quote about it not being what you say or what you do but how you make someone feel. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou This softer branding characteristic is missed by many and can be the most powerful thing to get right to attract and retain - not just customers, but raving supportive fans. Maureen grew up in Kenya where entrepreneurship was not the norm. In fact, her mom and dad were the only entrepreneurs she knew. As a little girl, Maureen listened with fascination as they discussed their product strategies around the dinner table almost every night. As she got older, she became acutely aware of the financial freedom business ownership afforded her family, along with access to more opportunities. Maureen quickly learned that the secret to her parents' business success was the reputable, trustworthy product-based brand they created. Armed with her Master's Degree in Marketing, she quickly ascended to leadership and began to build some of America's most beloved brands such as Lays, Chobani, and L'Oreal. Today, Maureen is the creator of Big Brand Academy, The Product Profit Lab, and Startward Consulting. She's one of the most sought-after brand growth experts because of her unique track record for launching and scaling recognizable brands. BUSINESS BUILDING INSIGHTS Focus on the why behind the reason somebody is having your product. The best https://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/marketing-for-small-business (marketing strategy) for any product-based business is word-of-mouth and referrals. Your business should provide the solution for your customers' problems. Think bigger and have a vision of where your business should be in the next years.

Real Relationships Real Revenue - Video Edition
Cannon Carr Asks Are You Selling or Solving Problems?

Real Relationships Real Revenue - Video Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 61:03


Cannon Carr shares the insights he's learned over the years about why he's not a sales guy, but loves business development. Learn about the key mindset shift that unlocks the power of business development and makes it something fun, easy, and repeatable, and how to instill simple habits that deepen relationships by being proactively helpful every single week.   Mo asks Cannon Carr: When did you realize that business development was great? There was not one moment, but a story stands out in particular for Cannon. When his father was retiring from the firm he was working at, he told him that he was a great analyst but not a great salesperson, and if he wanted to succeed, he would need to figure that out. When a professional services firm reaches a certain revenue threshold, the same things that got them to that point won't help grow past it. Simply hiring a rainmaker won't necessarily solve the problem. You need a broader team working towards business development to tap a broader network to grow a firm. The real mindset shift that unlocks the power of business development is “Are you selling, or are you helping to solve problems?” Take the sales hat off and integrate yourself into your client's lives. Understand what their problems are, and if you can be alongside them during the inevitable transitions in their life, you can deepen the relationship. It's about relevancy and solving problems. The sales and referrals will come naturally out of that. Life has transitions that create challenges along the way. Cannon helps his clients with a wealth plan that keeps their legacy and lifestyle intact.   Mo asks Cannon Carr: What is your personal definition of business development? If you have a craft that you know and love and want to grow, you are naturally going to step into business development so you might as well do it right. For Cannon, business development is about connecting people and ideas. He thinks of it as purposeful engagement that connects those two things. Connecting people with ideas often becomes deeply personal. During the pandemic, Cannon noticed a number of clients struggling with aging parents so they put a lot of effort into coming up with and connecting clients with ideas to help manage the issue. Taxes and the rapidly changing legislative landscape has been another area where Cannon and his team have been working with clients to stay ahead of the curve. The foundation is always being helpful rather than looking directly for business. It's not about the revenue, it's about enriching lives. Sometimes the solution falls outside of the firm's specialty and that's okay as long as the end result is helping a person out. You have to think of your relationships as a portfolio with investements in people all the time. Being proactive and helpful will eventually pay off. Not everything will connect. You have to look for additional opportunities to be helpful and keep reaching out. Think about business development as solving problems through connecting people and ideas together. If you are doing a good job, you will naturally get your share of the business. Proactive engagement is vital for service businesses.   Mo asks Cannon Carr: What is your favorite science, step, or tool from the Snowball System or GrowBIG training? The most interesting science for Cannon is around habits and the metaphor of the rider and the elephant for the conscious and subconscious mind. The elephant is a lot more powerful, and if you can't control it, you are not going to get where you want to go. This is where the habits and routines come in to provide alignment with your elephant. Our emotions and our habits determine most of what we do. With the right mindset around business development and our emotions and habits, we can be more successful. Cannon sees this play out in client's lives when wealth transfers to another generation. His team spends a fair bit of time helping their clients manage their own emotions. You have patterns. They are either the right patterns or the wrong patterns. Putting in deliberate time and getting out of your comfort zone is how to take away the wrong ones and instill the right ones. The key is to simply start and commit to 15 minutes of planning time each week. Combine purpose with a better pattern, and let it grow over time. The Protemoi List is a great tool you can use to create the habit of investing into the relationships that matter the most to your business development efforts. Every Friday, Cannon looks at an Excel sheet that he uses to track his business development work and make sure he is doing something every week to make progress on his most important relationships.   Mo asks Cannon Carr: What is the business development story you are most proud of? Cannon's business is about long-term relationships, sometimes multiple generations, so being able to separate out personal risk and business risk is very important. Cannon's favorite business development story involves helping personal friends navigate their challenges. He and his team found ways and resources to help them in a time of need and often anonymously It's amazing what you can get done when no one takes the credit. Cannon's role was in uncovering the need. The client mentioned something that triggered Cannon to listen more closely and look for ways to help. He tapped into his team to go deeper and be even more helpful for this person. Listen, notice, act. Cannon picked up on some fatigue in the person's voice and some comments that led him to believe there was something more going on. Some good follow up questions helped too. There is no stock follow up question that works every time, but there are common themes that everyone shares. The goal is to listen closely and the follow up question will reveal itself. You should be able to summarize what they are saying accurately and paraphrase it back.   Mo asks Cannon Carr: If you could record a video about business development and send it back to your younger self, what would it say? Cannon would record a few simple vignettes, mainly focused on the why of business development as well as the storytelling, patterns and habits involved. The first one would basically be a quote from Maya Angelou. “I learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Following videos would involve some inspiring Rocky music, Steve Jobs' iPhone keynote speech, and an interview with Jimmy Fallon and a guest creating something fun together. So many people struggle with business development because they believe that they didn't get into their profession to sell. Playful exploration and spontaneity can make things fun, but there has to be purpose involved. Sales have none of those elements. If you can build that kind of fun energy into what you do, you can deepen the relationship, provide value, and grow your business at the same time. Don't be afraid to have fun and be vulnerable. Making your Most Important Things into a game can add another level of motivation and enjoyment to building business development habits that lead to growth. It's about creating the right behaviors. You can't control the outcome, only what you put into it. Cannon's firm has an internal coach to help keep everyone on track and doing proactively helpful things for the marketplace, knowing that the revenue will follow.     Mentioned in this Episode: GrowBIGPlaybook.com ccarr@cornercap.com cornercap.com

Real Relationships Real Revenue - Audio Edition
Cannon Carr Asks Are You Selling or Solving Problems?

Real Relationships Real Revenue - Audio Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 60:54


Cannon Carr shares the insights he's learned over the years about why he's not a sales guy, but loves business development. Learn about the key mindset shift that unlocks the power of business development and makes it something fun, easy, and repeatable, and how to instill simple habits that deepen relationships by being proactively helpful every single week.   Mo asks Cannon Carr: When did you realize that business development was great? There was not one moment, but a story stands out in particular for Cannon. When his father was retiring from the firm he was working at, he told him that he was a great analyst but not a great salesperson, and if he wanted to succeed, he would need to figure that out. When a professional services firm reaches a certain revenue threshold, the same things that got them to that point won't help grow past it. Simply hiring a rainmaker won't necessarily solve the problem. You need a broader team working towards business development to tap a broader network to grow a firm. The real mindset shift that unlocks the power of business development is “Are you selling, or are you helping to solve problems?” Take the sales hat off and integrate yourself into your client's lives. Understand what their problems are, and if you can be alongside them during the inevitable transitions in their life, you can deepen the relationship. It's about relevancy and solving problems. The sales and referrals will come naturally out of that. Life has transitions that create challenges along the way. Cannon helps his clients with a wealth plan that keeps their legacy and lifestyle intact.   Mo asks Cannon Carr: What is your personal definition of business development? If you have a craft that you know and love and want to grow, you are naturally going to step into business development so you might as well do it right. For Cannon, business development is about connecting people and ideas. He thinks of it as purposeful engagement that connects those two things. Connecting people with ideas often becomes deeply personal. During the pandemic, Cannon noticed a number of clients struggling with aging parents so they put a lot of effort into coming up with and connecting clients with ideas to help manage the issue. Taxes and the rapidly changing legislative landscape has been another area where Cannon and his team have been working with clients to stay ahead of the curve. The foundation is always being helpful rather than looking directly for business. It's not about the revenue, it's about enriching lives. Sometimes the solution falls outside of the firm's specialty and that's okay as long as the end result is helping a person out. You have to think of your relationships as a portfolio with investements in people all the time. Being proactive and helpful will eventually pay off. Not everything will connect. You have to look for additional opportunities to be helpful and keep reaching out. Think about business development as solving problems through connecting people and ideas together. If you are doing a good job, you will naturally get your share of the business. Proactive engagement is vital for service businesses.   Mo asks Cannon Carr: What is your favorite science, step, or tool from the Snowball System or GrowBIG training? The most interesting science for Cannon is around habits and the metaphor of the rider and the elephant for the conscious and subconscious mind. The elephant is a lot more powerful, and if you can't control it, you are not going to get where you want to go. This is where the habits and routines come in to provide alignment with your elephant. Our emotions and our habits determine most of what we do. With the right mindset around business development and our emotions and habits, we can be more successful. Cannon sees this play out in client's lives when wealth transfers to another generation. His team spends a fair bit of time helping their clients manage their own emotions. You have patterns. They are either the right patterns or the wrong patterns. Putting in deliberate time and getting out of your comfort zone is how to take away the wrong ones and instill the right ones. The key is to simply start and commit to 15 minutes of planning time each week. Combine purpose with a better pattern, and let it grow over time. The Protemoi List is a great tool you can use to create the habit of investing into the relationships that matter the most to your business development efforts. Every Friday, Cannon looks at an Excel sheet that he uses to track his business development work and make sure he is doing something every week to make progress on his most important relationships.   Mo asks Cannon Carr: What is the business development story you are most proud of? Cannon's business is about long-term relationships, sometimes multiple generations, so being able to separate out personal risk and business risk is very important. Cannon's favorite business development story involves helping personal friends navigate their challenges. He and his team found ways and resources to help them in a time of need and often anonymously It's amazing what you can get done when no one takes the credit. Cannon's role was in uncovering the need. The client mentioned something that triggered Cannon to listen more closely and look for ways to help. He tapped into his team to go deeper and be even more helpful for this person. Listen, notice, act. Cannon picked up on some fatigue in the person's voice and some comments that led him to believe there was something more going on. Some good follow up questions helped too. There is no stock follow up question that works every time, but there are common themes that everyone shares. The goal is to listen closely and the follow up question will reveal itself. You should be able to summarize what they are saying accurately and paraphrase it back.   Mo asks Cannon Carr: If you could record a video about business development and send it back to your younger self, what would it say? Cannon would record a few simple vignettes, mainly focused on the why of business development as well as the storytelling, patterns and habits involved. The first one would basically be a quote from Maya Angelou. “I learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Following videos would involve some inspiring Rocky music, Steve Jobs' iPhone keynote speech, and an interview with Jimmy Fallon and a guest creating something fun together. So many people struggle with business development because they believe that they didn't get into their profession to sell. Playful exploration and spontaneity can make things fun, but there has to be purpose involved. Sales have none of those elements. If you can build that kind of fun energy into what you do, you can deepen the relationship, provide value, and grow your business at the same time. Don't be afraid to have fun and be vulnerable. Making your Most Important Things into a game can add another level of motivation and enjoyment to building business development habits that lead to growth. It's about creating the right behaviors. You can't control the outcome, only what you put into it. Cannon's firm has an internal coach to help keep everyone on track and doing proactively helpful things for the marketplace, knowing that the revenue will follow.     Mentioned in this Episode: GrowBIGPlaybook.com ccarr@cornercap.com cornercap.com

Real Relationships Real Revenue - Video Edition
Going Back In Time, What Cannon Carr Would Say To His Younger Self

Real Relationships Real Revenue - Video Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 18:28


Mo asks Cannon Carr: If you could record a video about business development and send it back to your younger self, what would it say? Cannon would record a few simple vignettes, mainly focused on the why of business development as well as the storytelling, patterns and habits involved. The first one would basically be a quote from Maya Angelou. “I learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Following videos would involve some inspiring Rocky music, Steve Jobs' iPhone keynote speech, and an interview with Jimmy Fallon and a guest creating something fun together. So many people struggle with business development because they believe that they didn't get into their profession to sell. Playful exploration and spontaneity can make things fun, but there has to be purpose involved. Sales have none of those elements. If you can build that kind of fun energy into what you do, you can deepen the relationship, provide value, and grow your business at the same time. Don't be afraid to have fun and be vulnerable. Making your Most Important Things into a game can add another level of motivation and enjoyment to building business development habits that lead to growth. It's about creating the right behaviors. You can't control the outcome, only what you put into it. Cannon's firm has an internal coach to help keep everyone on track and doing proactively helpful things for the marketplace, knowing that the revenue will follow.     Mentioned in this Episode: GrowBIGPlaybook.com ccarr@cornercap.com cornercap.com

Real Relationships Real Revenue - Audio Edition
Going Back In Time, What Cannon Carr Would Say To His Younger Self

Real Relationships Real Revenue - Audio Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 18:25


Mo asks Cannon Carr: If you could record a video about business development and send it back to your younger self, what would it say? Cannon would record a few simple vignettes, mainly focused on the why of business development as well as the storytelling, patterns and habits involved. The first one would basically be a quote from Maya Angelou. “I learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Following videos would involve some inspiring Rocky music, Steve Jobs' iPhone keynote speech, and an interview with Jimmy Fallon and a guest creating something fun together. So many people struggle with business development because they believe that they didn't get into their profession to sell. Playful exploration and spontaneity can make things fun, but there has to be purpose involved. Sales have none of those elements. If you can build that kind of fun energy into what you do, you can deepen the relationship, provide value, and grow your business at the same time. Don't be afraid to have fun and be vulnerable. Making your Most Important Things into a game can add another level of motivation and enjoyment to building business development habits that lead to growth. It's about creating the right behaviors. You can't control the outcome, only what you put into it. Cannon's firm has an internal coach to help keep everyone on track and doing proactively helpful things for the marketplace, knowing that the revenue will follow.     Mentioned in this Episode: GrowBIGPlaybook.com ccarr@cornercap.com cornercap.com

Your Stories Don’t Define You, How You Tell Them Will
202: Becoming a Scientist: Why Do Stories Matter?

Your Stories Don’t Define You, How You Tell Them Will

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 40:25


What do you want to be remembered for when you leave this world? What legacy will follow when you're gone? Indulge in this engaging conversation with Sarah Elkins and Scott Hanton, Editorial Director for Lab Manager Magazine and former Industrial Chemist and business leader for 30 years. They explore the beginning of his interest in becoming a chemist, as a young 13-year-old listening to a random man share his work stories, a moment that would instill a life-long passion for him. This "lollipop moment" was only the start - flash forward to Scott's career today as he and Sarah discuss how managers treat their employees, as well as how our work and stories change others' perceptions of us.  Don't miss this great TED talk, where Drew Dudley talks about "lollipop moments" in the context of everyday leadership. This was a game-changer for Scott. “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”- Maya Angelou  --- About Scott:  Scott attended Michigan State University and received his Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry, before earning his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Scott was an industrial chemist and business leader for 30 years. His titles included General Manager, Laboratory Operations Manager, and Chief Scientist for Intertek Allentown. Scott also held the roles of research scientist, laboratory supervisor, and section manager. Currently, Scott is the Editorial Director for Lab Manager Magazine. Due to these positions, Scott has developed expertise in analytical characterization, people leadership, and business management. Scott is an active member of ACS, ASMS, and ALMA. Visit Scott's page on Lab Manager Magazine and follow him on LinkedIn. *podcast show notes contributed by Tracy Ackeret --- ABOUT SARAH: "Uncovering the right stories for the right audiences so executives, leaders, public speakers, and job seekers can clearly and actively demonstrate their character, values, and vision." In my work with coaching clients, I guide people to improve their communication using storytelling as the foundation of our work together. What I've realized over years of coaching and podcasting is that the majority of people don't realize the impact of the stories they share - on their internal messages, and on the people they're sharing them with. My work with leaders and people who aspire to be leaders follows a similar path to the interviews on my podcast, uncovering pivotal moments in their lives and learning how to share them to connect more authentically with others, to make their presentations and speaking more engaging, to reveal patterns that have kept them stuck or moved them forward, and to improve their relationships at work and at home. The audiobook, Your Stories Don't Define You, How You Tell Them Will is now available! Included with your purchase are two bonus tracks, songs recorded by Sarah's band, Spare Change, in her living room in Montana.

Parity Podcast
The World Is Bigger Than Your Backyard, Interview of Tracy J. Edmonds

Parity Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 65:44


In this episode, Tracy J. Edmonds, the author of Wild Hair and the owner of TJE Coaching and Consulting, explains how authenticity can disrupt gender bias, help us connect with others, and transform women into more effective and visible leaders.  Subscribe!  Time-stamped show notes are below.    Intro 1:20  Tracy J. Edmonds is a mom, coach, consultant, and author of Wild Hair   Episode Breakdown 1:55 In today's episode we discuss: What is authenticity and how do we discover who we are How does authenticity impact leadership, working moms, vulnerability, and workplace culture How does authenticity relate to each element of the Parity Prescription and practical advice for listeners striving to be authentic at work   Who is Tracy J. Edmonds? 2:35 Recovering corporate soldier, 31 year corporate veteran, former Chief Diversity Officer of Fortune 500 company 2:53 Pivoting to entrepreneurship and unlearning in order to chart a new path 3:00 Now coaches women and offers diversity consulting - TJE Coaching & Consulting, LLC   What is authenticity? 3:30 Important for women to be authentic but it is challenging in male-dominated organizations and industries 4:00 Definitions of authentic, Webster's definition 4:12 Authenticity is also being true to yourself 4:40 We all have different lived experiences and being true to ourselves is different for each of us   How do we discover our own authenticity? 5:15 Discovering your own authenticity is challenging 5:30 Don't assume that you know who you are 5:54 We are often defined by expectations of others  6:16 Discovering your own authenticity is a journey and takes time 6:20 4 principles of authenticity Self honesty - look internally about who you are and what you want Courage - how do you put your fear in action Confidence - have a healthy respect for who you are and your abilities Resilience - stay the course over a lifetime 7:50 Tracy's motivation to write Wild Hair 8:55 Tracy's moments of dissonance or disagreements between her authentic self and what was expected of her 9:15 Tracy straightened her hair for many years  10:25 As the Chief Diversity Officer, she decided to make a change and wear her hair naturally - this was Tracy's “wild hair moment” 10:55 Tracy's actions were freeing for many women, particularly Black women  11:50 Too much emphasis on women's appearances and impact of COVID 12:45 COVID created chaos but that gives us the opportunity to make change    How does authenticity impact leadership, working moms, vulnerability, and workplace culture? 14:40 People rate women highly on leadership skills but men recieve more leadership roles 15:00 Authentic leadership can help women be seen inside organizations and disrupt unconscious bias 15:45 Women don't need to check the box for all requirements to lean in and seek leadership opportunities 17:00 It is empowering for women to think about:  What is it that I do that no one else can?  What makes me unique?  What impact can I make through what I have and what I do?  18:30 Increased focus on mothers due to COVID 19:05 Understanding your own authenticity can help you navigate motherhood/parenthood 19:45 Story of woman preparing for maternity leave 20:55 Greatest challenge is when we're out of integrity with ourselves (ie, working instead of attending a baseball game or vice versa) 21:40 Easy for us to “lose ourselves” as we struggle to keep up with work and personal life 23:10 Navigating careers and work-life balance is easier when there are male allies providing support 23:42 Importance of vulnerability in being authentic 24:50 Only be vulnerable when it adds value - being overly vulnerable or giving TMI can be harmful 25:30 Underrepresented groups have more on the line than others so we need to be careful about vulnerability 26:23 Being authentically vulnerable can create authentic connections 28:23 Tips for being vulnerable: Always add value when seeking new connections Give context to your story Speak a universal truth  30:35 When is it time to leave your job? Consider, what are your goals/values and can your organization help you meet those goals/values 30:45 Changing culture is challenging to execute and takes time 34:20 Maya Angelou quote: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” 34:25 Great Resignation: We can't unsee what we saw and unlearn progress like acceleration of digitization and success of WFH. 36:33 COVID caused us to reprioritize our lives 37:02 Work is an activity and not a place   How does authenticity relate to each element of the Parity Prescription and practical advice for listeners striving to be authentic at work? 38:50 The Parity Prescription is: Stop Trying to Change Women Create Diverse Teams Recognize Unconscious Bias Intentionally Include Partner with Men as Allies Talk About the Issues 39:27 How can women resist the very real pressure to conform? 40:45 Many women feel pressure to conform - don't work where you are “less than” or must conform, but have a plan before walking out the door 42:00 When women are on boards and in senior leadership roles, organizations have better financial outcomes 42:27 Men can be terrific allies and are often those men with daughters or who are married to BIPOC women 43:10 Tips to detect pressure to conform 44:40 We all show up in different ways and leaders don't always look the same 45:00 Example of woman who conformed and modeled the behavior of men to get to the top but it took her 2x as long as her male peers 46:25 Women experience unconscious bias in different ways  47:18 Black women have additional unconscious biases to navigate - intersectionality is a challenge  48:18 Trust can be a challenge for women at work 50:30 Story of how authenticity can disrupt unconscious bias 52:57 Practical tips to increase inclusion Remember that the world is bigger than your backyard Work with different people Make sure the introverts have space to speak up on calls Be willing to be vulnerable Have a learning mindset 56:18 Effective male allies need to be vulnerable and admit that they don't know everything; reflect on times when they were in a group, didn't fit in, and they knew it. 59:55 The shadow of top leaders creates culture and they need to set the tone so that it is ok to talk about the issues   Where You Can Find Us Website: www.par-ity.com  Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn Co-Hosts: Deborah Pollack-Milgate and Cathy Nestrick  Today's Guest:  Tracy J. Edmonds Email CathyAndDeborah@par-ity.com with questions or comments

Positive Presence with Michelle Marie King
Ep. 20 - Self-Love & Self-Respect with Katlyn Cleaver

Positive Presence with Michelle Marie King

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 47:57


Hundreds of thousands of articles, books and teachings have been written about it, Aretha Franklin sang about deserving it, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote poetry about it, Confucius wrote philosophies around it and Maya Angelou preached it to the world.  Do you know what it is?     R.E.S.P.E.C.T.     That's right!  Why is it that we all understand respect, but yet it's rarely found in today's society?  This week I am joined by my friend, colleague and amazing advocate of self-love and respect for all - Katlyn Cleaver.  Join us as we seek to have an honest conversation about this centuries long puzzle. Maybe we aren't as far off as we think we are!

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
Feminist Favorites: Maya Angelou & Caroline Cossey

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 61:50


In this episode Keegan and Madigan talk about the lives of civil rights activist and poet, Maya Angelou and iconic trans model and actress, Caroline Cossey. 

Civic Cipher
Civic Cipher 110621 The Remaining Black Vaccination Holdouts (Part A)

Civic Cipher

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 25:20


In the first installment of this week's episode, we take some Ebony Excellence time to honor Maya Angelou and several other influential women who will be appearing on the Quarter starting next year. We then take some time to discuss how some Black people are still hesitant to get vaccinated, how the overall numbers for Black people getting vaccinated have improved, and how some folks are still victims of their own "research."

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 11.04.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 57:33


Zinc might help to stave off respiratory infection symptoms and cut illness duration Western Sydney University (Australia), November 2, 2021   A zinc supplement might help stave off the symptoms of respiratory tract infections, such as coughing, congestion, and sore throat, and cut illness duration, suggests a pooled analysis of the available evidence, published in the open access journal BMJ Open. But the quality of the evidence on which these findings are based is variable, and it's not clear what an optimal formulation or dose of this nutrient might be, caution the researchers. Respiratory tract infections include colds, flu, sinusitis, pneumonia and COVID-19. Most infections clear up by themselves, but not all. And they often prove costly in terms of their impact on health services and time taken in sick leave. Zinc has a key role in immunity, inflammation, tissue injury, blood pressure and in tissue responses to lack of oxygen. As a result, it has generated considerable interest during the current pandemic for the possible prevention and treatment of COVID-19 infection. In response to calls for rapid evidence appraisals to inform self-care and clinical practice, the researchers evaluated zinc for the prevention and treatment of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, and other viral respiratory tract infections. When that review was published, the results of several relevant clinical trials weren't yet available, so this current review brings the available evidence up to date.  The review includes 28 clinical trials involving 5446 adults, published in 17 English and Chinese research databases up to August 2020. None of the trials specifically looked at the use of zinc for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19. The most common zinc formulations used were lozenges followed by nasal spraysand gels containing either zinc acetate or gluconate salts. Doses varied substantially, depending on the formulation and whether zinc was used for prevention or treatment. Pooled analysis of the results of 25 trials showed that compared with dummy treatment (placebo), zinc lozenges or nasal spray prevented 5 respiratory tract infections in 100 people a month. These effects were strongest for curbing the risk of developing more severe symptoms, such as fever and influenza-like illnesses. But this is based on only three studies. On average, symptoms cleared up 2 days earlier with the use of either a zinc spray or liquid formulation taken under the tongue (sublingual) than when a placebo was used. During the first week of illness, participants who used sublingual or nasal spray zinc were nearly twice as likely to recover as those who used placebo: 19 more adults out of 100 were likely to still have symptoms a week later if they didn't use zinc supplements.  While zinc wasn't associated with an easing in average daily symptom severity, it was associated with a clinically significant reduction in symptom severity on day 3.  Side effects, including nausea and mouth/nose irritation, were around 40% more likely among those using zinc, but no serious side effects were reported in the 25 trials that monitored them.  However, compared with placebo, sublingual zinc didn't reduce the risk of developing an infection or cold symptoms after inoculation with human rhinovirus, nor were there any differences in illness duration between those who used zinc supplements and those who didn't. Nor was the comparative effectiveness of different zinc formulations and doses clear. And the quality, size, and design of the included studies varied considerably. "The marginal benefits, strain specificity, drug resistance and potential risks of other over-the-counter and prescription medications makes zinc a viable 'natural' alternative for the self-management of non-specific [respiratory tract infections], the researchers write.  "[Zinc] also provides clinicians with a management option for patients who are desperate for faster recovery times and might be seeking an unnecessary antibiotic prescription," they add. "However, clinicians and consumers need to be aware that considerable uncertainty remains regarding the clinical efficacy of different zinc formulations, doses and administration routes, and the extent to which efficacy might be influenced by the ever changing epidemiology of the viruses that cause [respiratory tract infections]," they caution. And how exactly zinc might exert its therapeutic effects on respiratory infections, including COVID-19, warrants further research, they conclude.     Drinking alcohol to stay healthy? That might not work, says new study Ulrich John of University Medicine (Germany), November 2, 2021 Increased mortality risk among current alcohol abstainers might largely be explained by other factors, including previous alcohol or drug problems, daily smoking, and overall poor health, according to a new study publishing November 2nd in PLOS Medicine by Ulrich John of University Medicine Greifswald, Germany, and colleagues. Previous studies have suggested that people who abstain from alcohol have a higher mortality rate than those who drink low to moderate amounts of alcohol. In the new study, researchers used data on a random sample of 4,028 German adults who had participated in a standardized interview conducted between 1996 and 1997, when participants were 18 to 64 years old. Baseline data were available on alcohol drinking in the 12 months prior to the interview, as well as other information on health, alcohol and drug use. Mortality data were available from follow-up 20 years later. Among the study participants, 447 (11.10%) had not drunk any alcohol in the 12 months prior to the baseline interview. Of these abstainers, 405 (90.60%) were former alcohol consumers and 322 (72.04%) had one or more other risk factor for higher mortality rates, including a former alcohol-use disorder or risky alcohol consumption (35.40%), daily smoking (50.00%), or fair to poor self-rated health (10.51%). The 125 alcohol abstinent persons without these risk factors did not show a statistically significantly difference in total, cardiovascular or cancer mortality compared to low to moderate alcohol consumers, and those who had stayed alcohol abstinent throughout their life had a hazard ratio of 1.64 (95% CI 0.72-3.77) compared to low to moderate alcohol consumers after adjustment for age, sex and tobacco smoking. "The results support the view that people in the general population who currently are abstinent from alcohol do not necessarily have a shorter survival time than the population with low to moderate alcohol consumption," the authors say. "The findings speak against recommendations to drink alcohol for health reasons." John adds, "It has long been assumed that low to moderate alcohol consumption might have positive effects on health based on the finding that alcohol abstainers seemed to die earlier than low to moderate drinkers. We found that the majority of the abstainers had alcohol or drug problems, risky alcohol consumption, daily tobacco smoking or fair to poor health in their history, i.e., factors that predict early death."   Quercetin helps to reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer Univ. of Hawaii and Univ. of Southern California, November 1, 2021 Quercetin, which is found naturally in apples and onions, has been identified as one of the most beneficial flavonols in preventing and reducing the risk of pancreatic cancer. Although the overall risk was reduced among the study participants, smokers who consumed foods rich in flavonols had a significantly greater risk reduction. This study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, is the first of its kind to evaluate the effect of flavonols – compounds found specifically in plants – on developing pancreatic cancer. According to the research paper, “only a few prospective studies have investigated flavonols as risk factors for cancer, none of which has included pancreatic cancer. “ Researchers from Germany, the Univ. of Hawaii and Univ. of Southern California tracked food intake and health outcomes of 183,518 participants in the Multiethnic Cohort Study for eight years. The study evaluated the participants' food consumption and calculated the intake of the three flavonols quercetin, kaempferol, and myricetin. The analyses determined that flavonol intake does have an impact on the risk for developing pancreatic cancer. The most significant finding was among smokers. Smokers with the lowest intake of flavonols presented with the most pancreatic cancer. Smoking is an established risk factor for the often fatal pancreatic cancer, notes the research. Among the other findings were that women had the highest intake of total flavonols and seventy percent of the flavonol intake came from quercetin, linked to apple and onion consumption. It is believed that these compounds may have anticancer effects due to their ability to reduce oxidative stress and alter other cellular functions related to cancer development. “Unlike many of the dietary components, flavonols are concentrated in specific foods rather than in broader food groups, for example, in apples rather than in all fruit,” notes the research study. Previously, the most consistent inverse association was found between flavonols, especially quercetin in apples and lung cancer, as pointed out in this study. No other epidemiological flavonol studies have included evaluation of pancreatic cancer. While found in many plants, flavonols are found in high concentrations in apples, onions, tea, berries, kale, and broccoli. Quercetin is most plentiful in apples and onions.   Researcher explains the psychology of successful aging University of California at Los Angeles, November 2, 2021 Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel in his new book, "Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging" (Oxford University Press). Castel sees many inspiring role models of aging. French Impressionist Claude Monet, he notes, began his beloved water lily paintings at age 73. Castel cites hundreds of research studies, including his own, combined with personal accounts from older Americans, including Maya Angelou, Warren Buffett, John Wooden, Bob Newhart, Frank Gehry, David Letterman, Jack LaLanne, Jared Diamond, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Glenn and Vin Scully. Castel notes that architect Gehry designed conventional buildings and shopping malls early in his career, and decades later designed the creative buildings he would only dream about when he was younger. Others who did much of their best work when they were older include Mark Twain, Paul Cezanne, Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert Frost and Virginia Woolf, he writes. "There are a lot of myths about aging, and people often have negative stereotypes of what it means to get old," Castel said. "I have studied aging for two decades, and have seen many impressive role models of aging, as well as people who struggle in older age. This book provides both science behind what we can to do age well and role models of successful aging. While some books focus on how to try to prevent or delay aging, 'Better with Age' shows how we can age successfully and enjoy the benefits of old age. I have combined the lessons the psychology of aging teaches us with insights from some of the people who have succeeded in aging well." Castel cites a 1979 study by Harvard University social psychologist Ellen Langer in which men in their 70s and 80s went to a week-long retreat at a motel that was re-designed to reflect the décor and music from 1959. The men, who were all dependent on family members for their care, were more independent by the end of the week, and had significant improvements in their hearing, memory, strength and scores on intelligence tests. Some played catch with a football. One group of the men, who were told to behave like they were 20 years younger, showed greater flexibility, and even looked younger, according to observers who saw photos of them at the start and end of the week. In another study, researchers analyzed Catholic nuns' diary entries made in the 1930s and 1940s, when the nuns were in their 20s, and determined their level of happiness from these diaries. More than 50 years later, 75 percent of the most cheerful nuns survived to age 80, while only 40 percent of the least happy nuns survived to 80. The happiest nuns lived 10 years longer than the least happy nuns. Happiness increases our lives by four to 10 years, a recent research review suggested. "As an added bonus," Castel writes, "those additional years are likely to be happy ones." Successful aging involves being productive, mentally fit, and, most importantly, leading a meaningful life, Castel writes. What are the ingredients of staying sharp and aging successfully, a process which Castel says can start at any age? He has several recommendations. Tips for longevity Walking or other physical exercise is likely the best method to ensure brain and body health, Castel writes. In a large 2011 study, older adults were randomly assigned to a group that walked for 40 minutes three times a week or a stretching group for the same amount of time. After six months and again after one year, the walking group outperformed the stretching group on memory and cognitive functioning tests. Too much running, on the other hand, can lead to joint pain and injuries. In addition, after one year, those who walked 40 minutes a day three times a week showed a 2 percent increase in the volume of the hippocampus—an important brain region involved in memory. Typically, Castel notes, the hippocampus declines about 1 percent a year after age 50. "Walking actually appears to reverse the effects of aging," Castel says in the book. Balance exercises are proven to prevent falls, can keep us walking and may be the most essential training activity for older adults, Castel writes. Each year, more than two million older Americans go to the emergency room because of fall-related injuries. A 2014 British study found that people who could get up from a chair and sit back down more than 30 times in a minute were less likely to develop dementia and more likely to live longer than those who could not. A good balance exercise is standing on one leg with your eyes open for 60 seconds or more, and then on the other leg. Those who did poorly on this were found in a study to be at greater risk for stroke and dementia. Like walking, sleep is valuable free medicine. Studies have shown a connection between insomnia and the onset of dementia. People who speak more than one language are at reduced risk for developing dementia, research has shown; there is some evidence being bilingual or multilingual can offset dementia by five years, Castel writes. One study found that among people between 75 and 85, those who engaged in reading, playing board games, playing musical instruments and dancing had less dementia than those who did none of those activities. "Lifelong reading, especially in older age, may be one of the secrets to preserving mental ability," Castel writes. Set specific goals. Telling yourself to "eat healthy" is not very likely to cause a change; setting a goal of "eating fewer cookies after 7 p.m." is better. Similarly, "walk four days a week with a friend" is a more useful goal than "get more exercise" and "call a friend or family member every Friday morning" is better than "maintain friendships." How can we improve our memory? When Douglas Hegdahl was a 20-year-old prisoner of war in North Vietnam, he wanted to learn the names of other American prisoners. He memorized their names, capture dates, methods of capture and personal information of more than 250 prisoners to the tune of the nursey rhyme, "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." Today, more than four decades later, he can still recall all of their names, Castel writes. Social connections are also important. Rates of loneliness among older adults are increasing and chronic loneliness "poses as large a risk to long-term health and longevity as smoking cigarettes and may be twice as harmful for retirees as obesity," Castel writes. The number of Americans who say they have no close friends has roughly tripled in the last few decades. There is evidence that people with more social support tend to live longer than those who are more isolated, and that older adults who lead active social lives with others are less likely to develop dementia and have stronger immune systems to fight off diseases. "Staying sharp," Castel writes, "involves staying connected—and not to the Internet." A 2016 study focused on "super-agers"—people in their 70s whose memories are like those of people 40 years younger. Many of them said they worked hard at their jobs and their hobbies. The hard work was challenging, and not always pleasurable, leaving people sometimes feeling tired and frustrated. Some researchers believe this discomfort and frustration means you are challenging yourself in ways that will pay off in future brain and other health benefits. Research has shown that simply telling older adults they are taking a "wisdom test" rather than a "memory test" or "dementia screening" actually leads to better results on the identical memory test, Castel writes. If you are concerned about your memory, or that of a loved one, it may be wise to see a neurologist, Castel advises. Castel, 42, said he is struck by how many older adults vividly recall what is most important to them. As Castel quotes the Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero: "No old man forgets where he has hidden his treasure."     Researchers find phthalates in wide variety of fast foods George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, October 29, 2021 A team of researchers from The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, the Southwest Research Institute and the Chan School of Public Health, has found phthalates in a wide variety of fast foods. In their paper published in Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, the group describes how they collected samples of fast food from several restaurants and tested them for phthalates and other chemicals meant to replace them—and what they found. Phthalates are esters of phthalic acid and are commonly used to make plastic substances more flexible. Prior research has shown that they can also increase durability and longevity making them popular for plastics makers. Researchers have found that consumption of phthalates can disrupt the endocrine system and by extension levels of hormones in the body. Research has also shown that they can lead to asthma in children and increased obesity.  In this new effort, the researchers built on prior work they conducted looking at urine samples of volunteers where they found that those who ate more fast food, tended to have more phthalates in their system. To learn more about the link between fast food and phthalate levels, the researchers visited six fast food restaurants in and around San Antonio, Texas, and collected 64 food items to be used as test samples. They also asked for a pair of the plastic gloves that were used by food preparers at the same establishments and obtained three of them. In studying the food samples, the researchers found DnBP in 81% of the samples and DEHP in 70% of them. They also noted that the foods with the highest concentrations of phthalates were meat-based, such as cheeseburgers or burritos. The team also found DINCH, DEHT and DEHA, chemicals that have begun replacing phthalates in many of the samples they collected. They note that it is not known if such replacements are harmful to humans if ingested. The researchers did not attempt to find out how the phthalates were making their way into the fast foods but suspect it is likely from residue on rubber gloves used by cooks who prepare them. It is also possible, they note, that they are coming from plastic packaging.   Removing digital devices from the bedroom can improve sleep for children, teens Penn State University, November 2, 2021 Removing electronic media from the bedroom and encouraging a calming bedtime routine are among recommendations Penn State researchers outline in a recent manuscript on digital media and sleep in childhood and adolescence. The manuscript appears in the first-ever special supplement on this topic in Pediatricsa nd is based on previous studies that suggest the use of digital devices before bedtime leads to insufficient sleep. The recommendations, for clinicians and parents, are:   1. Make sleep a priority by talking with family members about the importance of sleep and healthy sleep expectations; 2. Encourage a bedtime routine that includes calming activities and avoids electronic media use; 3. Encourage families to remove all electronic devices from their child or teen's bedroom, including TVs, video games, computers, tablets and cell phones; 4. Talk with family members about the negative consequences of bright light in the evening on sleep; and 5. If a child or adolescent is exhibiting mood or behavioral problems, consider insufficient sleep as a contributing factor. "Recent reviews of scientific literature reveal that the vast majority of studies find evidence for an adverse association between screen-based media consumption and sleep health, primarily delayed bedtimes and reduced total sleep duration," said Orfeu Buxton, associate professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State and an author on the manuscript. The reasons behind this adverse association likely include time spent on screens replacing time spent sleeping; mental stimulation from media content; and the effects of light interrupting sleep cycles, according to the researchers. Buxton and other researchers are further exploring this topic. They are working to understand if media use affects the timing and duration of sleep among children and adolescents; the role of parenting and family practices; the links between screen time and sleep quality and tiredness; and the influence of light on circadian physiology and sleep health among children and adolescents.

Honest HR: A Podcast from SHRM Spilling HR Truths
Both In-Person and Remote: The Secret Power of Emotions at Work

Honest HR: A Podcast from SHRM Spilling HR Truths

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 59:21


Maya Angelou famously said, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”, and this rings especially true in the workplace. In this episode of Honest HR, host Wendy Fong speaks with Liz Fosslien about emotions as your workplace super power to create rewarding workplace experiences for both you and your employees.Honest HR is supported by Namely.

Running is Cheaper Than Therapy
Success, Okay?! Despite Multiple No's With Kelsey Scott

Running is Cheaper Than Therapy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 42:45


My guest Kelsey Scott is a fellow graduate of Florida A&M University, my line sister (we pledged Delta  Fall 93), and my friend.  I wanted to release this episode around the premiere of Insecure where she plays Felicia, another attorney who works with Molly at a  law firm.  Part of my podcast is to feature guests who have overcome obstacles to make it to their finish lines. Kelsey has done just that. She has an amazing story of triumph and literally reaching for the stars.  In this episode she shares her love for screen, working in Hollywood, the importance of fighting for your purpose, losing her mom, meeting the love of her life, and how movement is vital in her life.  You can't miss this episode!  Episode Highlights:  How she started her acting career Moving from local theatre to TV at a young age Studying at FAMU  Her favorite work as a screenwriter and how it changed her life Her role in Twelve Years A Slave Losing her mother, navigating pain while on the job Working with Viola Davis and her role in numerous hit-shows Her role in Insecure and her biggest lesson from working with Issa Rae The word  ‘NO' and why it shouldn't break your dreams  How she met her husband, their wedding and appearing on Essence Magazine What fitness means to her and how she stays active  Guest Bio Two-time Emmy-nominated actress and screenwriter Kelsey Scott began her career in the theatre scene of her hometown of Atlanta. Best known for her role as Anne Northup in the Oscar-winning Twlve Years A Slave and her two-season arc as Wes Gibbins' mother, Rose, on How to Get Away With Murder, her credits also include: Insecure, NCIS, Dynasty, and True Detective. She is a 2019 Daytime Emmy nominee for her Guest Star role on Giants. In 2017, she received a Primetime Emmy Nomination for her leading role on Fear the Walking Dead: Passage. On stage, Kelsey originated the role of Ann Madison in Pearl Cleage's political romance, "What I Learned in Paris". Additional stage credits showcase her work as a vocalist - with productions like "Once On This Island", "Little Shop of Horrors", "The Wiz" and a touring company of "Dreamgirls". As a public speaker, she has shared platforms with such accomplished individuals as Oprah Winfrey, Jesse Jackson, the late Maya Angelou, and departed political pioneer Shirley Chisholm. Kelsey penned the Sony Pictures thrillers Motives and Motives 2: Retribution. A former screenwriting professor, she consults for studio and private clients and continues to write commissioned scripts - in addition to shepherding her slate of original projects. Kelsey is a firm believer in the power of artistic expression as an avenue to personal and educational growth, and joins Ty Burrell as an Ambassador for Kids in the Spotlight - a non-profit organization that enlists professional filmmakers to train foster care youth to create, write, cast and star in their own short films. She also enjoys an ongoing relationship with WriteGirl, a non-profit, that matches professional women writers with teenage girls who would not otherwise have access to creative mentors.   Connect with Kelsey Scott Follow her on Instagram here Read Kelsey and Malik's  love story here What is Twelve  Years a Slave? Watch  here Watch Kelsey's interview with Chay Rodriguez here   Did you enjoy today's episode? Please subscribe and leave a review. If you have questions, comments, or possible show topics, email runningischeaperthantherapyolb@gmail.com. To subscribe and review use one links of the links below  Apple Spotify Google  Get a copy of the book  Running Is Cheaper Than Therapy: A Journey Back to Wholeness

365 Brothers - Every Day Black Men
Darryl Webster, A National Father of the Year Award Recipient and Clinical Social Worker Inspires Others to Overcome Anxiety and Depression as He Did

365 Brothers - Every Day Black Men

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 57:55


Research suggests that some fifteen percent of the population are genetically predisposed to being particularly sensitive to their environments and situations. While being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) makes Darryl Webster great at his job as a clinical social worker and likely contributed to his being honored as a National Father of the Year, it also lead to anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Fortunately, one of his college role models turned Darryl into an avid reader. After discovering through his own research and reading that he was an HSP, he sought out the support he needed. He lives an extraordinary life. Still married to his high school sweetheart. Three college-educated children. One of the three achieved the distinction of Winningest Athlete while attending Harvard University. Not to mention being a well-respected and beloved clinical social worker in the public school setting. Darryl Webster knows the difference support makes in managing mental illness and living one's best life. That's why he's put his experiences with overcoming anxiety, panic attacks and depression into a book so that other HSPs can get the help and support they need. Check it out:  I Thought I Was Going Crazy - Overcoming Stress, Anxiety and Depression. Favorite song: Lift Every Voice and Sing, aka the Black National Anthem. Also, this version includes the lyrics on screen. Favorite words: Maya Angelou's “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Follow us on Instagram @365brothers and Facebook at 365BrothersThePodcast.  Interested in being a guest? Visit 365brothers.com. Check out Alitu for more ease editing, polishing and publishing your podcast. About this podcast: In each episode, a Brother reflects on his life; explores the experience of being a Black man in America; shares his interactions with law enforcement; and answers the signature question "If America was a woman, what would you say to her? You won't find a collection of conversations with Black men like this anywhere else. Hear their wisdom. Be inspired. Host, Rahbin Shyne, is an author, educator, creative and avid half-marathon walker.

Your Daily Writing Habit
Your Daily Writing Habit - Episode 928: Pandemic Stories Assignment #11

Your Daily Writing Habit

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 3:50


"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." - Maya Angelou. Let's write a book together! Let's document this chapter in history. Let's do some good. Listen to episode #853 (and subsequent Monday episodes) for more details. Today - Pandemic Stories assignment #11. Whenever you're ready to send me your story, make sure you protect it first, either via the Writers Guild or copyright or both, then email me at christine@christine-ink.com. Join the author conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkauthors/ Learn more about YDWH and catch up on old episodes: www.yourdailywritinghabit.com

KYO Conversations
BTQ: Which places in the world make you smile?

KYO Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 3:00


We are who we are because of the questions we ask or the questions we do not ask. You are always one question away from a completely different life. To be guided by the questions and mental fitness practices from the best in the world, people like Kobe Bryant, Maya Angelou, Robin Williams, Stephen Hawking, Ryan Holiday, James Clear, Jane Austin, and more, check out my debut book: Personal Socrates - Questions That Will Upgrade Your Life From Legends and World-Class Performers*Let's Connect!

Commune
Marc Champagne: The Question That Changes Everything

Commune

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 81:13


We are all one question away from a different life, personally and professionally. What is the question that might change yours? Today's conversation is with Marc Champagne, who wrote the book Personal Socrates about the key questions that drive high-performing personalities such as Kobe Bryant, Coco Chanel, Maya Angelou, and Robin Williams. Learn more about Commune at onecommune.com. Connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune and @jeffkrasno.

BiOptimizers - Awesome Health Podcast
AHP Episode 165- with Marc Champagne

BiOptimizers - Awesome Health Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 65:23


In this episode, our guest Marc Champagne takes us on a quest to find mental fitness - something that is extremely important when it comes to not only your health but also your ability to achieve your goals and dreams. Marc illuminates the pathway: the key is to ask the right questions.  But what does it mean to “ask the right questions”? Tune into this episode, where Marc shares these powerful questions and how to use them to break out of a mental rut to find a different life, personally and professionally.  Marc is the host of the top 50 ranked podcasts Behind the Human, and his first book recently was recently released titled Personal Socrates. In the pages of his new book, Marc explores the practice of asking pointed questions (like Socrates did) to stimulate our mental fitness, teach us how to direct our internal narrative, and facilitate a better life.  Marc is also an entrepreneur. He co-founded the journaling app KYO, which had 87 million people without using advertising. Marc had to shut down KYO, and he shares this life-altering experience with Wade. Marc is a renowned expert on mental fitness - primarily due to his exceptional interviews with legendary figures like Kobe Bryant, Maya Angelou, Robin Williams, James Clear, Coco Chanel, Stephen Hawking, and many others.   If you are looking for a way to climb out of depression, start the career of your dreams, or reach higher levels of success, be sure to listen to this episode. Getting clear on who you are and where you're going isn't so hard when someone like Marc can guide your steps. 

Love Your Work
267. The Finisher's Paradox

Love Your Work

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 9:25


When Michelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling, he designed and built his own scaffolding. But, it only covered half of the ceiling. So he painted the first half of the ceiling, then removed the scaffolding. When he finally got to view his work from the floor, seventy feet below, it was as if he were seeing it with new eyes. After two years work, he didn't like what he saw. Michelangelo faced what I call “The Finisher's Paradox.” There's a contradiction that happens when you try to ship your creative work: By the time you're done, you can already do better. You learned in the process. Michelangelo learned on the job As I talked about in episode 262, Michelangelo “aimed left” when he started painting in the chapel. He had little experience as a painter, and even less experience in the wickedly-difficult “fresco” method. He knew the first panel he painted wouldn't be his best. So, as art historian Ross King explained on episode 99, Michelangelo started in an inconspicuous part of the chapel. It was the last place the clergy entering the chapel would see, and the last place the Pope would look when sitting on the throne. Michelangelo did have at least one false start. A few weeks into painting the first panel, he wasn't satisfied with his work. The salty sea air in Italy was staining the mixture of plaster he had chosen. There were probably also some things he wanted to change about his painting style. Once the plaster on a fresco dries, it's literally set in stone. But, like stone, you can get rid of it if you destroy it. And that's exactly what he did: Michelangelo chipped away three weeks of work and started over. If Michelangelo learned a thing or two in the first few weeks painting the Sistine Chapel, you can bet he learned even more painting the rest of the 12,000 square-foot fresco – which, in total, took him four years. Michelangelo faced the Finisher's Paradox So after Michelangelo removed his scaffolding from the first half of the ceiling, he was faced with a dilemma: There was something he didn't like about his work. Since, while painting on his scaffolding, he was very close to the work, the work looked very different from the floor. He realized the scenes he had painted were too complex. There were too many people on each panel, and, as a result, the people were too small. You couldn't make out very well, from the floor, what was going on in the paintings on the ceiling. The dilemma then was that he was two years into the work. His patron, Pope Julius II, was a nasty man, known for going on tirades and beating people who disagreed with him – perhaps even worse. He's gone down in history as “il papa terribile,” or “the terrible” Pope. He had probably even beaten Michelangelo by that point. Additionally, the project was taking a toll on Michelangelo. His back was killing him, from literally bending over backwards to paint the ceiling. So, would Michelangelo do as he did when he first started the project? Chip away all that work, put the scaffolding back up, then start over? Or, would he keep going and ship the work? Michelangelo was faced with the Finisher's Paradox. He had learned a lot throughout the project, and he had learned even more by finally seeing his work from a distance. Would he fix what was wrong with his work, or would he just ship it as it was, flaws and all? The tale of two (Sistine Chapel) ceilings Since the Sistine Chapel ceiling has lived on as one of the greatest masterpieces in art, it's surprising Michelangelo saw something wrong at all. It's even more surprising that what he saw is still there in the final product. If you look closely at the Sistine Chapel ceiling today, you'll notice something different about the two halves of the ceiling. On one side of the ceiling, the scenes are complex. There are lots of people, and the people are small. On the other side, the scenes are simpler. There are fewer people in each panel, and the people are bigger. When the first half of the ceiling was unveiled, it didn't seem to matter to others that the people in the paintings were small. Raphael was so impressed by what he saw, he went back to one of his own fresco's, The School of Athens, chipped away a spot, and in its place painted a likeness of Michelangelo. But Michelangelo, himself, made some big changes to his approach. And these changes seem to have paid off. The very first panel he painted on the second half of the ceiling is one of the most famous paintings ever. In The Creation of Adam, you see God himself, giving life to Adam, from fingertip to fingertip. Like other panels on the second half of the ceiling, there are fewer main figures – in this case, two – and, as a result, they're bigger, and easier to see from the floor. Do the best you can until you know better In the process of doing your creative work, you learn. This is especially true because nobody can teach you how to do your creative work, with the unique style and idiosyncrasies that make it yours. Yes, there will be creative waste. Much of it goes into building the underwater part of your iceberg. As you get shiny object syndrome and switch from one project to another, as you scrap iterations by throwing them into the fire, and as projects simply fail (for now), there will be delays in achieving success, as you build your foundation. But just because waste, false starts, and failures are a part of the creative process, doesn't mean you can hide away forever, toiling on a “perfect” masterpiece you will one day unveil. Shipping is a skill, and learning new skills is sometimes scary. Remember from episode 265 that one of the sub-skills of shipping is overcoming perfectionism. Perfectionism is a “humble brag” of a quality. It's far easier and more comfortable to say you're still working on your masterpiece, than it is to put it into the world and see how it's received. But as Maya Angelou once said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” In other words, beware the Finisher's Paradox. When you work on a creative project, you learn. Once it's time to ship, you can already do better. You can't ship your work without some small part of you saying, “this sucks.” It is better to build in enlightenment than to daydream in darkness. Image: Concert by Louis Marcoussis Thank you for having me on your podcasts! Thank you to Chris Parker at Easy Prey, and Joyce Ling at The Abundance Podcast. You can find every podcast I've been on kadavy.net/interviews. About Your Host, David Kadavy David Kadavy is author of Mind Management, Not Time Management, The Heart to Start and Design for Hackers. Through the Love Your Work podcast, his Love Mondays newsletter, and self-publishing coaching David helps you make it as a creative. Follow David on: Twitter Instagram Facebook YouTube Subscribe to Love Your Work Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Stitcher YouTube RSS Email Support the show on Patreon Put your money where your mind is. Patreon lets you support independent creators like me. Support now on Patreon »"     Show notes: http://kadavy.net/blog/posts/finishers-paradox/

Richest Men in Town
Episode #77: Jim Morrison-"This Moment Is All That Really Matters"

Richest Men in Town

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 133:28


In This Episode:The guys sit down with a friend of a friend. Dave Specht, thank you brother for sending Jim Morrison to the RMIT podcast. Jim is living a rich life under extraordinary and exceptional circumstances. Our listeners hear this every week but Jim's story is something that you have never heard before. In previous episodes, the guys have proposed a theory that goes something like this...the hand that life deals us is perfectly designed for us, designed to teach us what we need to know  so that we can become who God wants us to become. To this theory, we submit this episode and the unforgettable story of Jim, his wife Kadee, and his three brave boys. Jim, thanks for showing up brother and sharing your story. Keep going because you have people in your life that are watching and learning things from your journey.Show NotesWho Said It..."I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." -Maya Angelou"When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die." -Eleanor Roosevelt"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -Helen KellerReferences...Jim Morrison aka Lizard KingOutlaw Music FestivalWhitesnakeRattThe Doors featuring Val Kilmer (1991)2016 Cubs vs. Indians World SeriesRMIT Dave Specht Episode #14 "Permission Granted"Peter Walks on WaterNational Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)Blow PopsNow & LaterFun DipSizzlerAlpha Thalassemia (AT)Jim's wife's blog Oh So DeliciosoPsst...Check out our website or visit us on our Facebook and Instagram platforms.Mike and Tyler are both members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  If you would like to learn more about the Church or their beliefs, we invite you to check it out by clicking here.

Resist Average Academy | Tommy Baker
Ep. 210 | Key Questions For a Thriving Life With Marc Champagne

Resist Average Academy | Tommy Baker

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 59:42


Questions. A mentor, Dr. John Demartini once told me —the quality of the questions you ask will determine the quality of our lives. But there's a problem: when we run our lives on auto-pilot, we aren't aware of the questions we're asking. Which means we ask questions like: How could I ever afford to do that? Why does this always happen to me? Why can't I seem to be further along? Instead, what if you flipped the above and asked: How can I create more value? What's the competitive advantage this gives me? Where can I truly celebrate the blessings I have today? Enter my latest guest, Marc Champagne. Marc believes we're all one question away from a completely different life. He's studied the minds of people like Kobe Bryant, Maya Angelou, Naveen Jain, James Clear, Picasso, Stephen Hawking and created a book called Personal Socrates: Questions That Will Upgrade Your Life from Legends and World-Class Performers. In today's conversation, Marc Champagne and I dive into the power of "mental fitness", what wisdom really means, and how to ask better questions, to gain deeper insights, clarity —and well, results on a daily basis. Ep. 210 | Key Questions For a Thriving Life With Marc Champagne Marc Champagne Online Personal Socrates Book Behind The Human Podcast

Daily Success Strategies - Jeff Heggie Entrepreneur & Coach
410: You Are One Question Away From a Completely Different Life | Marc Champagne

Daily Success Strategies - Jeff Heggie Entrepreneur & Coach

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 44:00


Jeff Heggie Daily Success Strategies 410: You Are One Question Away From a Completely Different Life | Marc Champagne https://jeffheggie.com/ https://jeffheggie.com/ConfidentAthlete https://mindset.jeffheggie.com/ Marc Champagne unpacks the mental fitness practices and reflective questions shaping the lives of some of the most successful and brilliant thinkers in the world. He is the host of the top 50 ranked podcast Behind The Human and co-founded the journaling app (KYO) which ended up reaching 86.9 million people without any paid advertising. He has studied mental fitness practices for over a decade and consults with Fortune 500 companies. Marc's first book, Personal Socrates (publishing October 2021), explores the pointed questions that stimulate our mental fitness and teach us how to direct our internal narrative to work for us, instead of against us. Marc unpacks the prompts and mental fitness practices of legends such as Kobe Bryant, Maya Angelou, Robin Williams, James Clear, Coco Chanel, Stephen Hawking, and many others to bring clarity, intentionality, and possibility to every aspect of your life. "We are all one question away from a completely different life" –Marc Champagne

The Verb
Puddings

The Verb

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 44:23


Ian McMillan on the language and poetry of puddings - with Lorraine Bowen, Joseph Coelho, Kate Fox, Frances Atkins and Fariha Shaikh. Singer, comedian and songwriter Lorraine Bowen is known to many as the 'Crumble Lady' - her song about cooking crumble won her huge audiences on 'Britain's Got Talent', and went viral on social media. We find out about how the word 'crumble' translates into other languages and Ian offers a Yorkshire dialect interpretation of the 'Crumble Song'. Joseph Coelho shares his spooky pudding poetry and reads a special commission for The Verb - a poem which explores the pleasure of disastrous puddings. His first poetry collection 'Werewolf Club Rules' was published in 2014. What if Emily Dickinson, T.S.Eliot and Maya Angelou took part in a poetry themed bake-off? That's the kind of thought experiment that stand-up poet Kate Fox likes to conduct for The Verb. She imagines their baking - and wonders if you can tell how well a poet will cook from their poetry. D Fariha Shaikh is a New Generation Thinker and Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Birmingham. She tells us about the pudding making of emigrant Catharine Parr Traill, born in 1801, who emigrated to Canada and wrote many books on her life there and on natural history, for women readers in particular. Frances Atkins is a Michelin star winning chef. She explains the difference between a pudding and a dessert and argues that descriptive pudding names are most likely to excite the palate.

KYO Conversations
BTQ: How to get the most out of books?

KYO Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 3:31


We are who we are because of the questions we ask or the questions we do not ask. You are always one question away from a completely different life. To be guided by the questions and mental fitness practices from the best in the world, people like Kobe Bryant, Maya Angelou, Robin Williams, Stephen Hawking, Ryan Holiday, James Clear, Jane Austin, and more, check out my debut book: Personal Socrates - Questions That Will Upgrade Your Life From Legends and World-Class Performers*Let's Connect!

Family Brand: Take Back Your Family
49. How To Instill Insane Courage In Your Family

Family Brand: Take Back Your Family

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 34:50


Hey guys! Chris and Melissa here. Recently, we've been digging deeper about what we want our listeners to get out of the Family Brand Podcast and it's come down to one thing that we think is crucial to living a full and happy life. If you guessed courage then you would be right! But what exactly is courage, and how does it serve the purpose in our life? We think Maya Angelou said it best. "I am convinced that courage is the most important of all the virtues. Because without courage, you cannot practice any other virtue consistently.” Without courage we wouldn't even be in Hawaii, we could research, plan, and replan again and again but the real virtue that got us on that plane was courage. Join us as we discuss where exactly courage comes from and how you can tap into that power when you most need it. We talk about the different types of courage you can have, whether it's as simple as signing up for a new class, or as daunting as moving across the world. You'll get practical tips on how you can build your courage and take that step towards your future self.  As people, we tend to make decisions through the lens of past regrets or the fear of future possibilities, but the beauty and freedom of courage comes from leaping NOW. Listen in on our best tips and tricks on how you can drop out of your head and start taking real-life actions towards the goals, dreams, and desires that you were meant to fulfill. You'll hear about an exciting moment where we were able to help our son Tate find the courage within himself and create a night that he will never forget.  His story has inspired us to take a look at our own limitations and how we can improve our courageous leaps. As well as a look into times where disappointment may have made us close ourselves off and how we can push through and live life through the pain. Your dreams are on the other side of fear, and all it takes is just 20 seconds of insane courage to make them come true.  We hope this episode has inspired you to live life courageously and instill this virtue within your own family. One of the best things we can do to take our families back is to raise individuals who know and exercise daily courage. To follow our journey and connect with us on social media check out the links below!   More Of What's Inside: Why we need courage in our lives The real reason we were able to move to Hawaii Knowing the type of courage you need Understanding where courage comes from Stepping into the unknown and actually living How past, present, and future impact your courage Practical tips to instill courage in you The difference between faith and believing Finding 20 seconds of insane courage How we instill courage in our kids Keeping an open heart even when you're rejected The benefits of exercising courage And much more! LINKS: Website:   familybrand.com Social:   Facebook: www.facebook.com/FamilyBrandOfficial Instagram: www.instagram.com/ourfamilybrand YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCGu-7odB6gkPbyXpUIQLkrg Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurFamilyBrand   Free course:   familybrand.com/10steps   Episode Minute By Minute: 0:02 - Fall in Hawaii  2:21 - What we cover today  4:23 - Why you should take the leap 7:42 - How researching your plans can be dangerous 12:22 - Where courage is found and how to live with courage 17:04 - A story of courage with our son Tate 22:51 - Staying your true self even when you get rejected 27:43 - Continuously growing in courage 32:44 - Closing thoughts

Aww Shift
Marc Champagne - Personal Socrates

Aww Shift

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 20:39


Welcome to the Aww Shift Podcast. In this episode, our guest is Mark Champagne. He is a Mental Fitness Practitioner who is obsessed with questions. He co-founded the journaling app (KYO) powered by prompts, which reached over 86 million people in under two years. Mark is also an author and host of the Behind the Human podcast, Top 50 in the Health category. Having studied people's minds like Kobe Bryant, Maya Angelou, Naveen Jain, and more, he decided to write a book profiling exceptional thinkers' questions and mental fitness practices. Today, he will share his insights about Questions and how having them daily can change our lives.   [8:16] Why should we listen to you? I would probably flip it around and start asking you questions by nature. What lights me up are questions and being curious about people's journeys and whatnot. I spent the last decade studying powerful questions and the mental fitness practices of people. I've done everything possible to figure out how to take that information and their story or their knowledge and flip it into questions so we can implement that in our life. That's probably what I would talk about. But I'd first start asking questions about what lights you up or what makes you smile each day.   [9:36] How did you get into the work that you do? I was in the corporate world doing my thing and was quite happy working in brand management and product management in the healthcare space. But what I was doing in that job was reading, learning, and getting into these mental fitness practices. I started picking up these practices, specifically around reflection and journaling. [11:03]  When I left the corporate world, I was journaling every morning. But I was getting frustrated with the available digital tools, and I decided to leave that job and start the app. It did really in the sense of the number of people we reached at 6.9 million App Store impressions in the first couple of years. I became obsessed with questions when we reached that amount of people. [12:55] I just deleted this app, this business, and my identity for the last three years because it financially failed. It wasn't until I asked what I wanted for my life that the motivation started to come back because that question led to the next. That's why I'm passionate about questions. I think we're all of us. No matter what we're doing, we're all one question away from a completely different life. What lights me up is trying to help people, not give them questions because we're all unique and different, but help people with the mental fitness practices and framework to find that question that they need right now in their lives.   [14:59] How is it that asking questions led to where you are now? I think the reason I like questions is that it offers us the pause that most of us don't take because we're on autopilot, and we're just running our day every day. A good question allows us to pause. [16:55] Cal Fussman would never start a story or start writing a story with a blank mind. He would fire up his computer. If he didn't have something, to begin with, he would write down the question and say, “What do I want to say?” And he'd go to bed. The first thing he would do when he would wake up is answer that question. It's just another way to use questions. And to tap into that intuitive sense. We have the answers, and we need to pull it out of the fog that's surrounding our minds with thoughts and relationships. [19:08] Questions and Negotiations Some of the questions I ask myself are what am I negotiating with myself constantly consistently. If that comes up, then you can use some practices or some mental fitness. One of the examples I use in that one is Mel Robbins' 5 Second Rule. That's a great way to get up out of bed. It's just 54321 and out, just no negotiation. Just get out and start your day. [20:39]  For me, questions provide that pause. And they're just millions of different options or variations of these prompts. But what I've noticed is that it doesn't matter who you are. We're all asking questions. And they're either good ones, or they're not so good one. My whole thing is finding that question that is well-timed because it needs to be well-timed. And that resonates with someone and provides that pause for you to make a decision. [21:31] Why did you write your book? This is my life, and this is what I've been doing. For the last decade now, it showed up in some capacity in an app format that ended up reaching a lot of people. Now, the format has morphed, and I took those learnings from the app, and now it's in book format. But the principles and the idea behind it is are very similar.   [22:24] The Socratic Method I knew of Socrates. But that's kind of as far as my knowledge. When I dug into it, I noticed that this whole method of asking questions, clarifying questions, and question after question, has been around for hundreds of years, if not more. So it's proven to work. But I noticed that it's always discussed in an academic setting. [23:24] The idea with what I wanted to do with the book was I know the power of questions. We can leverage many different mental fitness practices to deploy these questions into your routines and rituals. But how do we use the backbone of the Socratic method and update that and modernize it? So it's easy to think about that. And that's what the book is. It's broken down into three parts instead of the six big Socratic method questions. [24:11] Part one is all about questions to help seek clarity. The second part dives into living intentionally. So questions to help you focus on and borrow some of the stuff from the book from Ryan Holiday and stoicism. And then the third step is unlocking exponential opportunity. Because now when you can see and you're doing the things aligned to your work and your life and whatnot, then all of a sudden you start seeing an opportunity, and stuff starts to happen. [26:58] What promise did God make to the world when He created you? To show up daily with a smile. Be happy and try to leave that to other people on the other side, whether listening or in conversation. That's what lights me up.   Key Quotes: [13:26 – 13:31] “All of us, no matter what we're doing, we're all one question away from a completely different life.” [17:22 – 17:30] “We have the answers. We need to pull it out of the fog that's typically also surrounding our mind with thoughts and relationships.” [20:00 – 20:06] “It's harder to not do anything than it is to do it because then I got to live with the fact that I'm now out of line with who I chose and said I was going to be.” [25:28 – 25:40] “See if you resonate with the person or the question and just follow your intuition because that's the question that will resonate with you most in terms of what you need right now in your life.” Learn more about Mark Champagne on: https://bio.site/qtiGsn Website: https://www.behindthehuman.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-champagne-14767b17/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/marcchampagne Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/behindthehuman

Cosmic Cousins: Soul-Centered Astrology
Understanding Chiron in Aries (2018 – 2026): Mythology, Tarot, + Mariah Carey‘s Birth Chart

Cosmic Cousins: Soul-Centered Astrology

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 23:58


In this podcast, learn how Chiron is a placement that reveals deep abandonment wounds and speaks to how you may compartmentalize your trauma in your efforts toward intellectualism and healing. We also cover Chiron in Aries affirmations, tarot visual meditation, Mariah Carey's birth chart (Sun-Chiron conjunction), and read a poem by 'Queen of Aries' Maya Angelou. Boom boom!   LINKS  YouTube for Cosmic Cousins Patreon for Cosmic Cousins Sign-up for Newsletter Pallas Workshop Download Ceres Workshop Download 4-Part Asteroid Workshop Download One-on-One Astrology Mentorship Deep-dive Astrology Reading Asteroid Astrology Reading Mars Workshop Download Saturn Workshop Download Black Moon Lilith Workshop Download Tarot Healing Session Instagram for Cosmic Cousins.

Mom Is In Control Podcast
882: [LEADERSHIP] Motherhood & Racism {Interview with Sara & Misasha}

Mom Is In Control Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 55:34


"Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible." -Maya Angelou   A graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School, Misasha has been a practicing litigator for over 15 years, and is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession as well as in her communities. She is a facilitator, writer, and speaker regarding issues of racial justice and children, and co-host of Dear White Women, a social justice podcast. Misasha, who biracial (Japanese and White), is married to a Black man, and is the proud mom of two very active multiracial young boys. They live in the Bay Area of California with their largely indifferent cat. Sara helps build community and connection through conscious conversations, which she does as a facilitator, TEDx speaker, writer, and consultant. After graduating from Harvard and working at Goldman Sachs, Sara pursued the science and techniques of well-being and is a certified life coach, author of two books (Flex Mom and Dear White Women: Let's Get (Un)comfortable Talking About Racism), and co-host of Dear White Women, an award-winning weekly social justice podcast. Sara is biracial (Japanese and White), married to a White Canadian man, and is raising their two White-presenting girls to be compassionate, thoughtful advocates. They live in Denver, Colorado with their incredibly lovable dog. In this episode, Sara, Misasha, and I talk about: How to get (un)comfortable talking about racism How to understand others a little bit more How to set the example for your children Continue the conversation on Instagram @heatherchauvin_ Check out their website at: www.dearwhitewomen.com You can get their new book here: https://bookshop.org/books/dear-white-women-let-s-get-un-comfortable-talking-about-racism/9781951412319      

KYO Conversations
Publication Day! | Personal Socrates w/ Marc Champagne

KYO Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 35:10


Today we are in conversation with your host! This special chat between Marc and Joey Cofone explores Marc's debut book, Personal Socrates - Questions that will upgrade your life from legends and top performers. Now available worldwide!Hardcover, Kindle, or Audiobook available here >>> https://www.behindthehuman.com/*Magnesium Breakthrough / BiOptimizers offer to rock your sleep and cognition:LINK >>www.magbreakthrough.com/behindthehumanUse CODE >> behindthehuman10*Connect with Marc

A Quest for Well-Being
The True Meaning Of Success

A Quest for Well-Being

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 31:48


— As someone who grew up in the sixties and seventies and attended Woodstock, college protests, volunteered as Director of Community Counseling Center, med evac at concerts and festivals and the like, David Corbin still maintain a strong commitment to social change. His venue at this stage of his life is the business community and that's where he is focusing his energies to making positive change. David's books, keynotes and trainings are all about systems that foster peace of mind and productivity through personal and professional growth and development. They offer models for identifying values and mission and give procedures and processes for bringing them to life- acting in congruence with them at all times. Valeria Teles interviews David Corbin — the author of “The Illuminated Brand: Building A Culture That Remains Brandcentric Even Under Pressure.” David M. Corbin is a Two-time Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author who has been referred to as “Robin Williams with an MBA” because of his very practical, high-content speeches, coupled with real life, entertaining and sometimes side-splitting stories and applications. He's known as the “Mentor to Mentors” as he's trained and advised, mentored and guided many luminaries in the fields of speaking, consulting, entrepreneurship and big business.  A former crisis intervention counselor with a background in healthcare, he has served as a management and leadership consultant to businesses and organizations of all sizes—from startup businesses all the way to Fortune 20 companies like AT&T, Dominos, Kaiser Permanente, American Greeting Cards as well as Cabinet Members. Additionally, as an entrepreneur and inventor, David was awarded the Innovation of the Year by Bank of America and presented in association with Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Tom Peters, Secretary of State James Baker, Maya Angelou and others.  He's been featured in Forbes Magazine, Inc.Magazine, NBC, FOX, and was the host of the movie, Pass It On. Last year he had not one.. but two of his books make the Wall Street Journal List, a testament to the important of his teachings.  To learn more about David Corbin and his work, please visit: davidcorbin.com       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.   

Så in i Själen
48. Rickard Söderberg - Om att hitta sina viktiga ”fyrtorn” som kan lysa upp i mörkret

Så in i Själen

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 56:21


I det här avsnittet av ”Så in i Själen” så har jag bjudit in operasångaren Rickard Söderberg – även känd under sitt alias Gay Tenor. Jag har intervjuat honom förut i TV-sammanhang, men där är tiden oftast allt för knapp och jag ser verkligen fram emot att få en längre stund tillsammans med honom. För efter att ha läst hans bok ”Transformation” så inser jag att vi har mycket gemensamt – boken handlar om hans inre resa, så det är klart att jag känner igen mig när jag läser. Så det ska vi prata om, hur resan började och vad den har gett honom. Och vad vill han förmedla till oss som lyssnar. Jag tycker verkligen att Richard lever upp till citatet av Maya Angelou som står med i hans bok ”Försök att vara en regnbåge i någon annans moln.” Varmt välkomna till ett samtal i ”Så in i Själen”.Klippare & Redaktör: Marcus Blomgren, Silverdrake Förlagwww.silverdrakeforlag.semarcus@silverdrakeforlag.se See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Toute une vie
Maya Angelou (1928-2014), et toujours je m'élève

Toute une vie

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 58:22


durée : 00:58:22 - Toute une vie - Maya Angelou a été chanteuse, actrice, poète, essayiste et enfin professeure d'université, pourtant sans diplômes. Son cursus honorum, c'est sa vie telle qu'elle l'a menée

Land.MBA Podcast
EP 53 Build Relationships to Sell more Land! Land.MBA Podcast

Land.MBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 41:50


Hi, my name is Howard. Will you marry me? What you mean you'd like to get to know me first? Well, if you think that's really important. Hey, guys, today on the Land of NBA podcast, David and I are going to go delve into the third of five critical skills that all land investors must master relationship building. You can't ask people to marry you on the first date, and land business relationships are built on the phone. Those who master building, trust and rapport over the phone will be able to go from a ho hum land investor to land closing machines.   Let's Connect  For coaching and courses go here - https://www.land.mba Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/land.mba/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mylandmba   Excellent. Excellent. Dude, I got to tell you the other day I sold a property, but this guy, this customer was so combative when I got him on the phone, I didn't even know why he called me. He was really kind of irritating guy. But you know what? By the end of the call, bada boom, bada bing made the sale and awesome. Just just a matter of doing what God use and what God gave me two years in one mouth and just listened. Asked a few open-ended probing questions here and there and let him talk. And then, you know, after we built some rapport, he trusted me and it was like, Yeah, let's do the deal.   So sweet money in the bank.   Exactly. And that aligns with our topic today.   And what is that relationship building?   So we're talking about this is the second.   Wait a minute. Is this a dating podcast?   What do you have in mind, sweetheart?   Ain't going to happen, buddy. Let's set expectations early.   You broke my heart, Howie.   I'm sorry. We all have our likes and dislikes. I just don't do bald guys.   All right, well, there's there's plenty of women out there who do so, you know. All right. I digress. So we're building on the five bullet points of the the five skills that you need to pay the bills in this business. And the second one in our order is relationship or rapport building. And that is essentially the art of persuasion, its sales, whether you're talking to a seller or a buyer.   Absolutely. It's a really important topic and it's make or break in this business because someone's business is done on the phone with people that you never actually meet. So being able to build a strong rapport with people that you don't even meet face to face is a great great is a great, great skill set to have you got to have it, actually. But before we get too deep into it, I just want to say if you love the land business as much as we do and you want to continue to hear more of the deeper, unadulterated insights we strive to provide on this podcast, please subscribe rate and review on YouTube. Your favorite podcast app or wherever you're hearing is from. It really helps us to provide great content for free. And even if you don't love it, if you're just coming back every week, every week because you just got nothing better to do. My God rate review and subscribe. Leave a comment. Do something I can't tell you how much it means to us, and we are very committed to continue continuing this and providing not just surface level stuff, not just we don't want it. This is not about sales. This is about sharing knowledge. So please help us out. And we certainly are going to do our very best to help you out as well.   It's not about sales ploy. Oversold that one, I'm telling you.   Well, you know, if we provide something you want and you know you, you know, there's a good exchange of value. I'm not above that. But you know, first and foremost, we want to share a great valuable content.   Excellent. All right, Matt. So why is rapport or relationship building important?   Yeah, it's absolutely essential because there's two things that I think are absolutely critical before a sale is even possible. And that is one until somebody knows you and you're still you until you establish a little bit of rapport. There is a lack of trust, and no one is going to do a deal worth hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of dollars with somebody where they have not established some level of trust. Now, with bigger businesses, it may it may take less because trust is built through the branding process. You know, they know the company, they know the brand, the brand is credible and that their people are going to do what they say they're going to do and that there are ways to deal with it if they don't. But when you're dealing with situations like this, people often worried about being scammed, that's always the big word that they're worried about. So you've got to build trust between yourself and them so that they will feel confident to do the deal with you. But trust isn't always enough. They also need to like you because there's this great saying that says all things being equal, people would rather do business with people they like and all things not being equal. People would rather do business with people they like like. So it's really important that they like you and trust you because now and all that's doing is creating an environment where a sale can happen. I mean, obviously, you still have to provide something they want at a price that they're willing to pay for it. But now you've at least set the stage where a sale can exist without relationship building. The stage is not set.   Yeah, exactly, I mean. And but just a side note, folks, we are intermixing the sales side and the buy side because it's the same thing you're you're persuading someone to sell to you and you have to so and your and your persuading somebody to buy from you. So it's the questions might be a little bit different, but it's the exact same process. So which we're going to get into a little more details. It's essentially a sales process. And so the key to these conversations is, you know, open asking open ended questions. So, Howard, good explanation of why it's important. I totally agree.   When is it important? I guess there's I never really like using superlatives in any conversation like never, always would ever. But this is a case where it actually makes sense. The answer is always. And it doesn't matter who you're working with. I mean, whether you're dealing with sellers, buyers, title companies, county people. At the end of the day, we're always having an engagement with somebody where, you know, we there's an exchange of value or we need something and it's their job to give it to us. But still, the the pace, the quality of of of those conversations is all based upon relationship. You know, they always say you can catch more bees with or more flies with honey bees with honey. I don't know. It's something like that. I feel like George W. Bush right now. It's like I'm screwing up my my clichés. But at any rate, it's true.   At least you don't say nuclear.   So at any rate? No, no. What did he say? He goes, You know, fool me once. Shame on me. Fool me twice. Shame on. Will you get the idea? It's almost actually. That was almost a Biden ism, the way he said.   Yeah. The thing, the thing. The thing. Let's not digress.   So, yes, the answer is always sellers.   Excuse me. All right. Yeah, exactly. So I think now. All right. So let's get into some of the, you know, the questions that we're going to ask. Let's let's let's talk about sellers first and then buyers. But what are some of the questions you might start with to build trust with a seller?   So I think the first thing is sometimes we just answer the phone, sometimes we let everything maybe go to voicemail or to an answering service, so by the time we call them, we're actually calling them, they're not calling us. So the first thing we have to do is we have to introduce ourselves. This is who I am. This is why I'm calling. Well, sometimes they're happy to hear from us, and sometimes they're not, but how we start the conversation kind of sets the tone for everything. So, you know, obviously we want to be positive. We want to be upbeat, but not over the top, because that may not sound sincere. And so I think a clear statement of who you are, why you're calling. But then what I think happens very quickly in these conversations, whether it's on the buy or sell side, is if the other side because you haven't built rapport yet, you haven't built trust yet. They jump right into the facts, you know? Tell me about the property. Tell me the speeds and the feeds in the acreage and you know, the zoning or the price.   We're focusing on sellers right now.   Yeah, yeah. So they're going to they're going to focus on the price that's usually going to be the big thing for them. Now the trick, I think for the way I try to do it is I don't let them control the conversation. I control the conversation, but not in a controlling way. I don't want them to feel like I'm controlling the conversation.   So let me just interject. That would be called leading. You're leading.   Leading. Exactly, yeah, leading leadership is a good thing. So, yeah, so I mean, I get in and I'm like, you know, hey, I definitely understand that price is going to be the big issue here and and we're absolutely going to get to that. But before we do, I just can I ask you a couple of questions and I say, can I ask a couple of questions? Because that gives them the feeling of control, even though I've taken them off their their game and switch the conversation in the direction I wanted it to go. Yeah. And and then and then I'm going to start asking questions what what we really need to do at this stage of the conversation. What we really need to accomplish is we need to not present ourselves as a business, but as a person. I mean, even in large corporations, people don't do business with corporations. They do business with people, right? You know, I bought it because my sales guy was fantastic and I trusted him and I know he was going to make happen on the other side, whatever I needed to do. People want to do business. People do business with people. And so how do we make ourselves more human? I mean, there's so many ways. One is we just ask some questions that really have nothing to do with the property and really just to do with getting to understand each other a little bit. And for me, what I'm really trying to do is as quickly as possible is I'm trying to find something that I can have in common with this person.   These are some crazy times in the real estate field. Demand is high. Inventory is low. If you're a realtor, a wholesaler or house flipper, you've probably noticed how hard it's become to find quality deals. This is why so many in our industry are looking at land as an outstanding way to add new revenue streams to their portfolio.   If you're listening to this podcast, you already know that land is a relatively unknown niche of the multibillion dollar real estate market with huge profit potential. Seriously, what other business delivers 200 300 a thousand percent return on investment deal after deal?   It seems hard to believe, but land really returns 100 to 300 percent commonly and sometimes over a thousand percent deal after deal and in the age of COVID. Demand for land has never been higher.   Many of our students have already created new revenue streams with land and added six figures to their incomes.   We've had clients who have achieved multiple six figures in their first year of business. Another pay for all his coaching and pocketed 15 grand on his first deal. Now, not everybody has these kinds of results, but they're certainly possible if you have the right instruction, the right support and highly experienced mentors.   You don't need another course that promises the moon and then delivers an elementary school education. You need a proven program suitable to your experience and ambition. You need a land MBA. The Land MBA is everything you need to blow it out in the land, business, courseware, mentorship, tools, community and even deal funding. Look, because you're here listening to me, you know that Dave and I don't hold anything back. That's a founding principle we've had from the beginning with the land MBA. You get everything we have to offer. There are no upsells, and now through popular demand, we have transformed our highly regarded one to one coaching program into a small group format at a fraction of the price. If you're ready to build a six figure income with the freedom of being your own boss, go right now to W W W Land MBA Fortune. That's W W W Land MBA Fortune. Let us help you create your next path to wealth. So I might just say, where are you calling from? Maybe it's a location based question or, you know, how's the weather out there? Or, Hey, you know, are you know, oh, you're from New York Giants fan or a Jets fan? Oh, you're you know, I'm just using some places near me. Oh, you're from New Haven Haven. Everything's about pizza. Are you a Pepys fan or a Sallies fan? You know, this is the big two big piece of places, but whatever it is, it doesn't matter. It's about saying something and getting them talking about us to kind of talk about something that they relate to or care about or have an interest in. It's got nothing to do with the land so that we can develop that personal relationship.   Absolutely. It's and and that conversation may lead down another road. It may be may lead to other talking about your family or your kids or your pet. Yeah, you're a dog, guy. I'm a cat guy, but I, you know, whatever. Stuff like that, and you start to build that report. And so it's very important, even though you know you should have a. If you're out and about and you're taking calls or returning calls, you should have your primary script available, you know, print it out if you're in the car. A lot I used to when I was doing this business part time and I was in sales. I would. I was in a car all the time, so I would, you know, I'd have it on my phone, but I always I'd always have printed sheets of my script, so it was ready. But you have to practice so that it becomes conversational. You don't want to sound scripted because then if the conversation goes off your script, you're screwed. It's like, you know, a president. We know when he goes off teleprompter and it can go really bad. But you know you want to you want to practice this, this art, this skill. But yeah, exactly right. Like, you know, where are you calling from a little bit about the weather and things like that start to build, build that trust? And then you can start to bring it into the the facts and the figures. When you're you get to the right part and you feel and it's very much a judgment call on, you know, on how deep you go with questions. But then you might ask them, you know, you might come in and ask them about, you know, what are your goals? What did you what what was the reason that I'm sure you've gotten, you know, have you gotten letters from other people? Why? Why did you call us   Before before we get quite into that part? Can we just explore this front end just a little bit more?   Ok?   There's a quote, and I think the quote belongs to Maya Angelou, the poet. And I'm just going to say it was her because that's how I remember it. And it was. It's something that I've always I heard it once and I've never forgotten it, and it's so important. It said in the end, nobody is going to remember what you said. And very few people will remember what you did, but everyone will remember how you made them feel. And that's really what we're trying to accomplish. So think in your in your own life where you've been in a situation where it's you, maybe you you were in the presence of somebody with a big title or the CEO of your company or whatever it was, and it felt a little bit intimidating. Maybe you felt a little bit nervous. You found just when you spoke that your voice ended up being a little bit higher, your heart was beating a little bit and then other people who just completely put you at ease and you're like, Gosh, I don't know what it is about this person, but I just like being with them, and I just feel like I can be myself. And when people are themselves, they let loose and they talk and they just relax and they say, what's really on their mind? They don't hold back, and that's really where we want to get them. We're trying to get people to relax and feel comfortable. And so the word I would use here is, you want to be accessible, you want to be a person that they can say, I like and trust you and I feel I feel like I can just be myself with you.   I've done this sometimes where like, I'll take a call, I'll be out in my yard and they'll start talking. I'm like, Can you? Can you hold on a second? Oh my God. A squirrel was just going across and my dog just went absolutely nuts like a bad Holly. And he just almost got it. I'll just say something stupid like that. But it it basically humanizes me and my experience into something that they can say, Oh, I can relate to that, you know, I got a dog or I've got squirrels or whatever it is. And all of a sudden now there's an accessibility, and you might ask how much is enough? How much of this little front end banter do you need to do? And I guess the answer is you'll know you'll just you'll just feel it. And then at some point, you know what your what would be really great to hear. On the other end of the phone is a chuckle or a laugh or something like that. And one of the ways that I. Think we can do this week in order to make them feel relaxed and and be willing to share when we get on the phone, we have to be relaxed and we've got to be willing to share. And at least at the beginning, a lot of times when, you know, for people who don't have the, you know, the great experience and just cold calling people, it can be a little bit intimidating.   And so one of the things that I know Dave and I have been really, really I think we've always done it, but we've been really, really trying to improve in this area is before we get on the phone, we just take a moment or two to just think about what our goal is on that phone and especially whether whether it's buying a property. You know, you might say, Gosh, I really want to buy that property or whether it's selling a property is like, Whoa, how much money am I going to make you? You're counting the dollar bills. Both of those are really bad ways, things to have in your mind when you get on a phone call. What what really works? I think for us and what what I think works for most people is to say, You know what, I really think I have something that can help this person, and I want to better understand where they are and what they're trying to accomplish. And I would really love to be able to walk out of this conversation and be able to offer them something of value. And if you put it all on the other person it takes and you really feel that in your heart, then they won't get this nonverbal. Cue that I think you have an ulterior motive. I think you're just trying to get something from me because you don't. You're really trying to help them in a way that's going to make sense for your business. So, yeah, start with that human touch.   Yeah. Sorry, I interrupted you. No, no, no. Yeah, human. I mean, it's such an important principle to think about, right? What's the outcome that I want to create? It's not making money. The goal is to provide, you know, how much value can I provide? And the more value that we can provide in life to the more people, the more money is going to be a byproduct. We're going to make money, the more value we can provide to the more people. So absolutely being human as is a really good way to put that. Talk about some more on that. Like. I mean, there's finding things in common, there's there's you mentioned something earlier about making a mistake. Can you elaborate on that?   Yeah, I funny this. This came up last night on the land speed smart bars. Somebody sent all their offers out and they they sent out arranged offer. So, you know, we typically pay between this price and this price for the property. But they didn't. They made a mistake in their letter. And so what it ended up saying is we typically send out this price per acre and this price per acre for your property. But the numbers reflected the full value not just on a per acre basis. So they were like astronomical offer prices in the phone's ringing off the hook.   And you know, that happened before. I've seen that mistake made   And I've made that mistake. You know, I think at some point, if you send out enough mail, everybody makes that mistake once in a while where their mailers, their pricing is just way too high. And it's a phenomenal opportunity because then you kind of come in and you say, you know, I appreciate the callback and I just want to be really transparent with you right from the beginning because, you know, we price a lot of of a lot of land and send out a lot of mail. You can imagine in order just to be able to buy a few. That makes sense. And well, gosh, sometimes we make a mistake. And unfortunately, on this mailer, we made a mistake and and those prices don't actually reflect the true value. And, you know, if. And I want to first off, just apologize to you for that. That was that's on me. But so the first thing I can say is I'm not going to be able to pay that price. But before we go any further, I guess the question I really want to ask you is, are you really interested in selling your property? Because if you are, I would love to continue to talk and see if we can't find a price that would make sense for both of us and. Yeah, go ahead, go ahead. No, no, no, go ahead. So not only does that set up, hopefully at this point, a quick negotiation because you haven't done the due diligence yet, you don't want to do a final negotiation. You just want to establish the expectation that that price ain't going to be it. But what it also does is say, look at I made a mistake. I own my mistake. I'm human because humans make mistakes. And now I'm not this big, scary company on the other side of the phone with a brand that they don't really know just doesn't know. It doesn't mean we're not a big, an established company. They don't know. So now I'm just a human being like them, and I'm fallible, and that makes me accessible.   Yes, exactly. I've had that same situation happen a couple of times where I was able to reel them in and get the deal. Yeah, that's a great point. It really shows your your human side and breaks down some barriers. And then we get into some open ended questions, you know, in addition, if you need them, I mean, we've already covered several, Oh, you know what? I just want to go back, though. You know, you talked about this is just a when you make that mistake and it's just a point you're building rapport, but you haven't been able to, you know, necessarily look at the property yet. But hopefully if it if it came in, this is slightly off subject. But I just want to drive this point home. Hopefully, it came in through your if it came in through your phone service or or email or whatnot. I mean, if you pick the phone up live, then you're you're just reacting life. But as I always try to say, never let the people off the phone without trying to get a deal, if you can, because people call its people are so busy today and they're getting hammered from so many different pieces of media to get their attention, you know, text messages, email everything.   So sometimes, even if they're really interested, it can take you a couple of weeks to get them back up back on the phone. So I implore anybody if you if, if, unless you're in the car or whatnot. But if you're in front of your computer and you've got them on the phone, maybe you picked up the phone. You'd be like, Hey, look, let me do you have five minutes left and I'll go on and look at some numbers and be able to make you an offer here and there that we can discuss because I always, you know, I don't like the thing. Well, well, send me another offer I I would prefer. I'm happy to send them an official, offer a new letter, but I want to get an agreement first before I waste my time or my staff's time, and even a lot of times what I will. And so, you know, if it's a life phone call, I try to keep them on the phone. You got a few more minutes if you know it came in through the other channels that I should have had an opportunity to look at it and say, Oh holy cow, and then be able to have a number in my mind when I call them up so we can negotiate that and then take it to another level, I'll say, you know, I'm happy to send you an official new fresh, clean offer if that makes you comfortable.   However, if you scratch out the offer in there and write it in and initiate and then sign the document, just take a picture of it. Text it to me. That's all I need to open up escrow and my the title company will clean up the the final contract. I like to have that, you know, that saves time. So if you would just send that to me and then if you want me to, I'll send you another contract. But I can use that that scribbled on piece to open escrow anyway. It's a sidetrack, but I think it's really important because this has happened in my business a lot and and I'm really trying to drive home with my acquisition person nowadays that, hey, you got them on the phone. Let's let's try to get something signed, even if you go into due diligence and realize, Ooh, we still need to offer less because you discovered something well, that would have happened anyway. Get it under contract. Yeah.   Good. Good. Good point. You talked earlier about open ended questions, and I think part of this is, you know, that we really want to get into in this podcast. It's not just the what and the why, but also the how. How do you actually do it? And you know, we've we've talked a little bit about it, but I think there's a little bit of a simple flow, a five step flow. And I would say, you know, don't be don't feel like you've got to go exactly like this in this order all the time, you know, very rigid. I mean, you've got to let conversations flow the way they're going to flow. But I think if you follow these five steps, you really will do a great job and building that rapport. And it's funny because whether it's sales or marketing or team building or, you know, I can think of all of the corporate off sites I've been to in my career. It always feels like group therapy, and I always kind of walk away from those things and I'm saying, Gosh, I could really apply this in my personal relationships to maybe improve my marriage or whatever, whatever it is.   And it's and it's true. I mean, I I think becoming a better communicator, having higher emotional IQ is some of the most valuable lessons we can learn, both in business and personally as well. And one of the things that I've learned, and it took me a long time to learn it. It's that it's really important to validate other people. You know, at the end of the day, what we all want is we all want to feel heard. We all want to feel that you hear me. You understand me. You know where I'm coming from. And at least if we have that, you know, then we can have the basis of a conversation. But if somebody says something and then you counter with what you want to say, but you haven't taken the time to validate them, then they don't feel like you've really heard them. And they're going to dig in their their heels and they're saying, I'm not going to stop until you understand where I'm coming from.   So that's just a really important point on that. Validate does not mean agree, right? You can strongly disagree with them and still validate their position, so they feel heard. And that's all most people want. They don't necessarily want to be agreed with, but yeah, they want to be validated. And I. It's something that as a as a husband and a parent ex-husband now. But you know, you learn, you learn about that stuff. So maybe I wouldn't be divorced if I learned about validation earlier in my relationships. Hey, folks, people often talk about automating and outsourcing your land flipping business. But what does that really mean? Generic solutions leave it to you to figure out how to set up and maintain the automations. I've been running my land business on land speed for over three years because it's a total solution and allows me to focus on being a great land investor. Land speed was built specifically for land investing by land investor and with many of the most successful people in the business using it for years. It's evolved into one of the most feature rich solutions on the market. Some of the key benefits I get are being able to create and manage mail campaigns and neighbor letters. I'm able to automate tasks amongst my team, create contracts and deeds and email text or mail them within a few clicks. I can automatically capture sales leads from any lead source, including Facebook Messenger. Then it automatically pushes those leads into my sales funnel so that I can manually follow up, but they also go into my automated drip campaign. And since Lance Speed's a total cloud based solution, I can run my business from anywhere in the world with a phone, laptop or tablet. So if you want to. Turn your hobby into a professional, scalable business, just go to land speed, techno forward slash Dave to receive one hundred and fifty dollars discount today.   Well, I was working with this guy once and he was gifted in this area and I would he would ask me a question. I'd start talking and he he would just listen, but you know, he'd listen. And he had a great sense of humor. So somehow, no matter what I said and I don't think of myself as a particularly funny guy, but it seemed like from his perspective, everything I said was funny. Mostly, I think he was laughing at me. And then he would say at the end when I finished, he would say, I totally get that. I totally understand where you're coming from, but hear me out. And that he would like present a slightly different view. And those words hear me out. We're basically saying, I validate what you're saying. But let me offer you a slightly different perspective on it than maybe you're coming from just for your consideration, not trying to force anything on you, but hear me out. How about this? And then it just made me listen, and all of a sudden, I, you know, it expanded my my view, and that's really what we're trying to do with people in these sales calls as well. So that model comes down to really five steps. So the first step is ask questions. Open ended questions are better than yes, no questions any day of the week. You'll learn a whole lot more.   And after you're ready until you're ready to close,   Until you're ready to close, we're just on rapport building right here. We're at the beginning of the conversation. So ask questions now where I think most people tend to fall off the bandwagon is in the second step. Listen to the answers   So far is what two ears? One mouth? Just remember that.   So it's not. It's not here. The answer it's listen, actively listen and try to understand. And it's it's so hard. I mean, we're as it's almost built into us, as human beings. As soon as we start hearing something, we start formulating our response. And you really got to try to turn that urge off. It's about let me just listen. And it's not just listening to the words. It's trying to understand what's behind the words. Because really, what we're trying to discern from people is what is their true motivation? Because that's what we need to tap into. So ask questions and then listen, listen really carefully. And then after you've listened. These next two steps can change the order. But maybe you ask that a follow on probing question, you know, take it down, go go deeper, try to understand a deeper understanding of what is their motivation. That's the goal here. Get the motivation. That's three. So ask listen probe. And then the fourth one is validate, which means, say, I hear what you're saying, I totally get what you're saying. And and then the fifth one is sort of taking that validation to a whole nother level. And that fifth is restate what they're telling you. But in your own words. And so   What? Let me let let let me make sure I understand, and I've got this right. And, you know, repeat it back to them.   And everybody knows that my all time favorite business book is never split the difference by Chris Voss, and he he goes into this in great detail. I forget the exact words he put for. I think he calls it tactical empathy. And so the way you want to start that sentence when you restate it in your own words is, well, it seems to me like what you're saying is blah blah blah blah, or I think what you're saying is blah blah blah or what I think I'm hearing is blah blah blah blah blah blah. So you're saying it in a way that that doesn't say, I get what you're saying. It says, I think I get what you're saying and then you feed it back to them, and that gives them an opportunity to say yes, no. Or, you know, let me correct you. And again, going back to that book, what he's what he wants to hear on the other end of that is not your right. Those are not success. That's not a successful conversation. What he wants, what you want to hear after you say, it seems to me blah blah blah blah blah, you want him to hear. That's right. That's right, is not a personal thing, it means that the concept that you've just stated is exactly what it is I'm trying to communicate to you. And when they say that's right, that means you have validated them and they feel validated. And at that point, they are open to whatever you have to say. But just like we many of us know from our personal relationships until they feel validated, it doesn't matter how right you are, doesn't matter how good what you're saying is, does no matter how good your offer is and how much value you're offering them. They can't hear you.   Exactly right, that that wall is up, you got to you got to break that wall down and, you know, sit back and think about the principles that we're talking about right now. It applies to every aspect of your life, your spouse or your significant other. A friend, your children, your parents, siblings, anybody a colleague it. It absolutely applies. And validation is so important because now see, people ultimately always make you make decisions to purchase or to sell on emotion. It's always an emotional decision. But then you back into it and you validate the decision based on facts, but you don't make the decision on the facts. You make it on emotion and then you validate it with the facts. You know, whether you've got to make yourself feel better or, you know, am I doing a good deal? Yeah, I guess it's got this, this and this now. You know, let me just talk about it from on the on the sales side perspective when we're talking to a buyer. You know, what are we doing with when in the marketing of our properties, we are selling the dream in our ad copy.   We're taught to build a dream and that's in our first few paragraphs. And then we start to talk about the facts and the figures, and we got a table below with, you know, acreage and road access and power and all the those specifics. So I have sold properties multiple times when I had a buyer on the phone that had all these specific requirements, you know, about access and power and sewer and water and all that stuff. But focusing on the dream, the emotional part and their goals, what do you want to do with the property? And so that can lead to a really nice conversation. I want Homestead. I want to hunt. I want to do this, this and that. And then that conversation might lead to the point where they realize they really start to fall in love with this property and realize, you know, that that fifth criteria that it doesn't have on my list that was really a nice to have. It wasn't a must, right? Yeah, this this thing checks enough for the boxes. Let's do   It. Yeah. And I want to do business with you because I trust you. And I like you.   Yeah, but you never got to those facts. Those facts and the figures, because they trusted you and they felt validated. They felt like you heard them. You connected on an emotional level. That's why now the X's and the O's, the data wasn't as important as they made it out to be.   Yeah, exactly right. All right. And I promise you, one hundred percent guaranteed. You follow these steps and you will have rapport and make sales. I'm Garrett. Well, I'm not Gary. David is guaranteeing that this will happen as   If an asshole like me can do it. Oh my god, isn't that the truth? All right, man. I think we bored this audience to death. Everybody, thank you for joining us today and without further ado, have an awesome day or week or wherever we catch you. Take care. Bye bye.   We hope you enjoyed this episode. Had a bit of fun and walked away with some actionable insights that you can apply to your business. Dave and I have got some great content in interviews plan, so don't forget to rate and review. And of course, subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts. If we mention any interesting links or tools, you'll find them in, the show notes. To learn more about land on MBA, visit our web site at Wait for it Land Dot MBA. See you next time on the Land MBA podcast.

SELDI Podcast with Tony Williams
Episode 187: "Encouragement! Quality in a leader."

SELDI Podcast with Tony Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 4:08


 Greetings, Summit Leaders. This week I talked with a Summit Leader who pointed to a colleague who encourages the team at just the right time.   Everyone needs encouragement to keep fighting, not give up, and move forward for victory. Today, someone spoke an encouraging word for us. "But you, be strong and do not lose courage, for there is reward for your work." Circumstances can be misleading if we allow them to shift our focus from our vision and victory as leaders. Great leaders glance at the events but focus on the mission. The focus of faith frees us from fear. Nothing is more empowering than the quality of courage and the impact of an encourager. "Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees others." Winston Churchill "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou  Your courageous response to challenges can impact a person, family, team, company, clients, and nation. Every great leader must go through testing times as they go on their life and career journey.How do we fight the negative thoughts that attack our minds?   Predetermine you will be ready with a heart of conviction and resolve. Say to yourself, "I will be patient, persevere and practice being steadfast, immovable, always abounding with the assurance that I am victorious." You envision your vision.  In his book, Make Your BED - Little Things that can Change your life... and Maybe the World, Admiral William H. McRaven shares the story of being in Navy SEAL training.  He recalls a Wednesday night of "Hell Week" during SEAL training. The purpose of Hell Week was to eliminate the weak, those not tough enough to be SEALS.  During this time, more people quit, and a test called the mudflats usually overcomes trainees. Bone-chilling cold in the evening winds, up to their chests in mud, hands, and feet that are swollen from non-stop use and skin so tender even the slightest movement brought discomfort.  At just the right time, one encourager began to sing! "One voice became two, and two became three, and then before long, everyone was singing."   Even those tempted to quit and give up gained new strength, courage, and confidence to complete the training. He recalls a key lesson learned and shares an insight. "The power of one person can inspire those around him, to give them hope. If that person could sing while neck-deep in mud, then so could we. If that person could endure the cold, then so could we. If that person could hold on, then so could we."Admiral William H. McRaven  Through your attitude and response, become an encourager, leading others from strength to strength, empowering them to become stronger and stronger.   You are strengthened and encouraged in the process. We reap what we sow, more than we sow, later than we sow. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as you are already doing.  Make it your mindset to encourage one another moment by moment and every day.   Victory! 

Leading With Your Gut
Self-Love, Empathy & Connection (Season 2 Trailer)

Leading With Your Gut

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 5:06


Hey ya'll, I'm Jenna Renee Shellman (she/her). Welcome back to Leading With Your Gut, the podcast. LWYG, has featured people from around the world who've shared stories about having the courage to listen to their gut instincts or their intuition. The podcast is strongly tied to vulnerability and making decisions that aren't necessarily acceptable or favored in society. Leading With Your Gut will still focus on intuition and vulnerability. However, the themes around upcoming episodes will be centered on self-love, empathy, and connection. One of my favorite quotes is "When you know better, you do better"  (Maya Angelou); and through storytelling, we can learn to do better. Leading With Your Gut is a podcast about having the courage to do what is right for us and what is right for others. Stay tuned for brand new episodes coming soon. Follow Leading With Your Gut on Instagram. Follow Jenna Renee Shellman on Instagram. Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/mountaineer/gotchaLicense code: L3RSBEWQAHB43PHC

Relationsh!t
Back-in-the-Day Sh!t

Relationsh!t

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 99:16


SWOOOOOON. This week's #QueerRelationshipGoals has our hearts MELTING. We are in love with wives and mommies, Mary Elizabeth (@marygee_14) and Marissa Escalante (@meeesss_). Stunning, successful, and insanely sweet on each other - these ladies are pure perfection. We absolutely love them and know you will too! Check them out on IG when you can. Then, Mako and Tony chat with one another about gays of the past, as they reflect on queer history and the pioneers that fought for the freedoms the LGBTQ+ community has right now. “If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going” -Maya Angelou. Then, the guys are joined at the Virtual Critable by author Robert Steele, where he shares details from his new book about the life of Jim Foshee, “Banned From California.” This is a great conversation and trip in the way-back-machine, reliving a completely different time for queer people.Articles:The Conversation: The History of ‘Coming Out,' From Secret Gay Code to Popular Political ProtestThe Face: Black and Gay Back in the Day: A Snapshot of Queer HistoryShit to Put On Your Radar:Buy Robert Steele's book, Banned from California: -Jim Foshee-, on Amazon right now! Visit his website and learn more about Robert and the life of Jim Foshee.Join our IG Live Virtual Meet & Greet on Wednesday, October 20th at 8pm EST, from Punta Cana! If you have comments about the episode or questions for the Critellis, feel free to join in for the fun!On Friday, November 5th, the Critellis are taking over Derek & Romaine's live show, and hope to see you there. Click this link to listen and be a part of the magic!Sh!t | Leave us a voicemail with your relationship sh!tuation at (903) POD- SHIT.  That's (903) 763-7448.  You can also fill out a Listener Sh!tuation on our website, podrelationshit.com, or email us at relationshitquestions@gmail.com. Visit Us | www.podrelationshit.com for more Relationsh!t content and information about the podcast.Donate | Head over to patreon.com/podrelationshit and start donating today!  Your donations will give you early access to the podcast,  behind-the-scenes interviews with our weekly guests, and merchandise.Rate Us | Go to your favorite podcast directory and give Relationsh!t a 5-Star rating, and a fantastic review!Follow Us | Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook: @podrelationshitAnd follow Marko and Tony on Instagram (@thecritellis) if you want a BTS look into their relationship and adventures!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/podrelationshit)

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations
Answering Life's Big Questions

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 25:59


Oprah says in order to experience life, you've got to start asking life's big questions. Each person on earth is charting their own spiritual course. Your soul is as unique as your fingerprint. And the journey to connect to the deepest part of yourself can only be explored by you. As long as you're asking the right questions, the answers will readily reveal themselves. Most of Oprah's Super Soul conversations end with a series of “big questions.” This podcast is a compilation of answers to those  questions from such legendary teachers as: Jack Kornfield, Elizabeth Lesser, Diana Nyad, Arianna Huffington, India.Arie, Mark Nepo, Daniel Pink, Debbie Ford, Eckhart Tolle, Llewellyn Vaughn Lee, Thomas Moore, Pema Chödrön, Iyanla Vanzant, Devon Franklin, Sister Joan Chittister, Dr. Maya Angelou, Nate Berkus, Sarah Ban Breathnach, Gabrielle Bernstein, Charles Eisenstein, President Jimmy Carter, Shonda Rhimes, Jack Canfield, Pastor Wintley Phipps, Pastor A. R. Bernard, Shaka Senghor, Cheryl Strayed, Tracy Morgan, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Timothy Shriver, Louis Schwartzberg and Gretchen Rubin. They all recommend taking time to ask yourself those same big life questions. Answering them just might change your life. Interviews with these talented writers, speakers and thought leaders are excerpted from her Emmy Award-winning show Super Soul Sunday. You can also find this compilation and other insightful conversations, in Oprah's best-selling book The Wisdom of Sundays.