In this episode we speak with Professor Dame Angela McLean, the Chief Scientific Advisor for the UK's Ministry of Defence. McLean shares her priorities in the role, from data curation for sharing to risk analysis, and lessons learned from responding to COVID-19. She discusses the importance of asking the right questions and integrating scientific expertise in government. Click here for transcript of this episode. Olivia Neal [host] | LinkedIn | Twitter Professor Dame Angela McLean [guest] | Biography Microsoft Public Sector Center of Expertise Learn more about how Microsoft supports Defense and Intelligence agencies Join Microsoft and Professor Dame Angela McLean at the Pacific Future Forum Discover and follow other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
2021-10-12 Weekly News - Episode 122Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/qESNVAHyTmg Hosts: Brad Wood - Senior Developer for Ortus Solutions Gavin Pickin - Senior Developer for Ortus Solutions Thanks to our Sponsor - Ortus SolutionsThe makers of ColdBox, CommandBox, ForgeBox, TestBox and almost every other Box out there. A few ways to say thanks back to Ortus Solutions: Like and subscribe to our videos on YouTube. Sign up for a free or paid account on CFCasts, which is releasing new content every week Buy Ortus's new Book - 102 ColdBox HMVC Quick Tips and Tricks on GumRoad (http://gum.co/coldbox-tips) Patreon SupportWe have 36 patreons providing 89% of the funding for our Modernize or Die Podcasts via our Patreon site: https://www.patreon.com/ortussolutions. Now offering Annual Memberships, pay for the year and save 10% - great for businesses.News and EventsCommandBox 5.4.2 Released!There is a new update for CommandBox CLI available. Version 5.4.2 is a patch update that contains a few bug fixes including two important ones. There is a fix for a regression introduced in 5.4.0 where updating the version of a CF engine doesn't work without forgetting the server first. There is also an important security improvement to CommandBox servers. Thanks to Abram Adams for reporting this to Ortus so we could address it. https://www.ortussolutions.com/blog/commandbox-542-released CFML REPO - New Google Drive Link fixes Security updatesGoogle rolls out some security changes / updates recently and all of a sudden Gavin got inundated with emails asking for access to the CFML Repo files that people needed.It's awesome to see so many people using it. After some researching, Gavin found the issue was a google security update, and required changed to drive folders and files. There is a new link released on the website, so hopefully that should solve all the access issues people were having.http://www.cfmlrepo.com/ More Info on the CF9/8 Ransomware AttackIf you're running CF9 or 8, beware: a recent spate of ransomware attacks have occurred, hitting such old CF servers that were not updated (in ways offered by Adobe in 2010!) This news has been reported in various security industry press, but Charlie wants to share here more that they generally did not.https://www.carehart.org/blog/client/index.cfm/2021/10/11/beware_ransomware_attacks_cf9_and_earlier/ ICYMI - Into the Box 2021 - Videos are now availableVideos are now available on CFCasts!https://cfcasts.com/series/into-the-box-2021Free for subscribers; Free for ITB 2021 attendees; available as a one-time purchase for $199.If you bought a ticket to Into the Box 2021 and have not received a coupon for access to the videos on CFCasts, please contact us from the CFCasts support page. https://cfcasts.com/supportICYMI - ContentBox v5 releasedWe are incredibly excited to announce the release of the ContentBox Modular CMS v5 series. This has been a work over 1 year with a complete refocus and rearchitecturing of the core to take ContentBox to the next 10 years. It is also great to note that we are Professional Open Source, FREE, FOREVER. This series includes tons of great features and updates that will take your content management to the next level. From multi-site support, a companion CLI, to a complete Headless CMS deployment, your will be able to deliver your projects in no time.Blog post - https://www.ortussolutions.com/blog/contentbox-v5x-releasedMarketing site - https://www.contentboxcms.org/Docs - https://contentbox.ortusbooks.com/v/v5.x/ICYMI - Modernize Or Die Podcast - SoapBox Edition - Relaunching Oct 7thLuis Majano is hosting a series of Community Members over the coming months.Interview format. Several episodes are recorded and prepped for release.https://soapbox.modernizeordie.io/ Ortus Webinar for October - Gavin Pickin - Building Quick APIs - the extended versionIn this session we will use ColdBox's built in REST BaseHandler, and with CBSecurity and Quick ORM we will set up a secure API using fluent query language - and you'll see how quick Quick development can be!https://www.ortussolutions.com/events/webinarsHacktoberfest 2021Support open source throughout October!Hacktoberfest encourages participation in the open source community, which grows bigger every year. Complete the 2021 challenge and earn a limited edition T-shirt.GIVING TO OPEN SOURCEOpen-source projects keep the internet humming—but they can't do it without resources. Donate and support their awesome work.TREES NOT TEESRather than receive t-shirts as swag, you can choose to have a tree planted in your name and help make Hacktoberfest 2021 more carbon neutral.To win a reward, you must sign up on the Hacktoberfest site and make four pull requests on any repositories classified with the 'hacktoberfest 'topic on GitHub or GitLab by October 31. If an Ortus Solutions repo that you want to contribute to is not marked with the `hacktoberfest` topic, please let us know so we can fix it.https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/Adobe 1 Day Workshop - Adobe ColdFusion Workshop with Damien BruyndonckxWed, November 10, 202109:00 - 17:00 CEST EUROPEANJoin the Adobe ColdFusion Workshop to learn how you and your agency can leverage ColdFusion to create amazing web content. This one-day training will cover all facets of Adobe ColdFusion that developers need to build applications that can run across multiple cloud providers or on-premise.https://coldfusion-workshop.meetus.adobeevents.com/ CFCasts Content Updateshttps://www.cfcasts.com Just Released Soapbox Relaunch - ColdBox Anniversary Edition with Eric Peterson All of the Into the Box 2021 videos Coming this weekUp and Running with QuickSend your suggestions at https://cfcasts.com/supportConferences and TrainingVueJS LiveOctober 20-21, 2021 - Online and London, UkRemote and In Person Tickets Availablehttps://vuejslive.com/Microsoft IgniteNovember 2–4, 2021 Opportunity awaits, with dedicated content spotlighting Microsoft Business Applications and Microsoft Security.https://myignite.microsoft.com/homeAdobe ColdFusion Summit 2021December 7th and 8th - VirtualSpeakers are finalized and some Speakers and some session descriptions are now on the siteRegister for Free - https://cfsummit.vconfex.com/site/adobe-cold-fusion-summit-2021/1290Blog - https://coldfusion.adobe.com/2021/09/adobe-coldfusion-summit-2021-registrations-open/ More conferencesNeed more conferences, this site has a huge list of conferences for almost any language/community.https://confs.tech/Blogs, Tweets and Videos of the WeekBlog - Charlie Arehart - Beware of ransomware attacks happening on CF9 and earlierIf you're running CF9 or 8, beware: a recent spate of ransomware attacks have occurred, hitting such old CF servers that were not updated (in ways offered by Adobe in 2010!) This news has been reported in various security industry press, but Charlie wants to share here more that they generally did not.https://www.carehart.org/blog/client/index.cfm/2021/10/11/beware_ransomware_attacks_cf9_and_earlier/ Video - Scott Hanselman - Windows 11 runs Graphical Linux Apps out of the box with WSLgWindows 11 runs Graphical Linux Apps out of the box with WSLg! Type "wsl --install" from the Windows Terminal command prompt and go go go! We'll see VS Code, WSLg, The Gimp, and much more.https://youtu.be/b1YBx1L8op4 Blog - Ben Nadel - CFQueryParam Value Attribute Seamlessly Handles Arrays In Lucee CFML 18.104.22.168This almost isn't worth blogging since it's clearly stated in the Lucee CFML docs. But, since some people don't make it a habit to read documentation, I wanted to share this fact more widely and with much excitement: the CFQueryParam tag accepts arrays for its value attribute. And, when given an array, the tag will seamless convert the parameter into a list-based parameter. This is just one of the many developer ergonomic niceties that comes with Lucee CFML.https://www.bennadel.com/blog/4128-cfqueryparam-value-attribute-seamlessly-handles-arrays-in-lucee-cfml-5-3-7-47.htm Blog - Ortus Solutions - CommandBox 5.4.2 Released!There is a new update for CommandBox CLI available. Version 5.4.2 is a patch update that contains a few bug fixes including two important ones. There is a fix for a regression introduced in 5.4.0 where updating the version of a CF engine doesn't work without forgetting the server first. There is also an important security improvement to CommandBox servers. Thanks to Abram Adams for reporting this to Ortus so we could address it. https://www.ortussolutions.com/blog/commandbox-542-released Blog - Ben Nadel - Using WHERE TRUE To Create Dynamic, High-Performance SQL Queries In MySQL 5.7.32 And Lucee CFML 22.214.171.124When I write ColdFusion applications, I almost always create a "Data Access Layer" (DAL) so that my business logic isn't intermingled with my SQL query syntax. And, to make this DAL more flexible, I tend to create some sort of "By Filter" function that allows me to query a given table using a variety of WHERE conditions. In order to make this query "simple", I'll start it with a WHERE TRUE condition so that every subsequent condition can uniformly start with AND. I recently read something somewhere (source forgotten) that indicated such an approach would cause index issues; however, this does not jive with what I read in High Performance MySQL. As such, I wanted to put together a quick exploration to see how using WHERE TRUE would affect MySQL's query planner outcomes.https://www.bennadel.com/blog/4127-using-where-true-to-create-dynamic-high-performance-sql-queries-in-mysql-5-7-32-and-lucee-cfml-5-3-8-201.htm Tweet - Brad Wood - Playwright Website Screenshots Task Runner@uniquetrio2000 asked me to help figure out the Playwright Java lib which lets you take screenshots of websites. It works pretty well once it downloads all its assets. Here's a stand-alone proof of concept in a CommandBox Task Runner: https://gist.github.com/bdw429s/12cf16ae1d232688466897d8d073ec54 #CFML #ColdFusionhttps://twitter.com/bdw429s/status/1445593787447726083 https://twitter.com/bdw429s CFML JobsSeveral positions available on https://www.getcfmljobs.com/Listing over 211 ColdFusion positions from 98 companies across 121 locations in 5 Countries.9 new jobs listedFull-Time - Web Developer / ColdFusion Programmer at South Bend, IN - United States Posted Oct 12https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/Web-Developer-ColdFusion-Programmer-at-South-Bend-IN/11359 Full-Time - ColdFusion Developer (Senior) at McLean, VA - United States Posted Oct 12https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/ColdFusion-Developer-Senior-at-McLean-VA/11358Full-Time - ColdFusion Developer at Remote - United States Posted Oct 12https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/ColdFusion-Developer-at-Remote/11357Full-Time - ColdFusion Developer (Remote) at Richmond, VA - United States Posted Oct 11https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/ColdFusion-Developer-Remote-at-Richmond-VA/11356Full-Time - ColdFusion Engineer at Remote - United States Posted Oct 09https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/ColdFusion-Engineer-at-Remote/11355Full-Time - ColdFusion Developer (Senior) at McLean, VA - United States Posted Oct 07https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/ColdFusion-Developer-Senior-at-McLean-VA/11354Full-Time - Coldfusion Developer at Illinois - United States Posted Oct 06https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/Coldfusion-Developer-at-Illinois/11353Full-Time - Apex/Oracle Forms/ColdFusion Developer at Washington, DC - United States Posted Oct 06https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/ApexOracle-FormsColdFusion-Developer-at-Washington-DC/11352Full-Time - Coldfusion Developer at Maryland - United States Posted Oct 05https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/Coldfusion-Developer-at-Maryland/11351ForgeBox Module of the WeekLaunchDarkly SDKA CFML SDK for LaunchDarkly feature flags - wrapping Ben Nadel's LaunchDarkly project.This should run on Lucee and versions of Adobe CF modern enough to support arrow functions (2021 and 2018 Update 5+). The SDK is set up as a ColdBox module, however it will also work with WireBox standalone or just a legacy app.https://www.forgebox.io/view/LaunchDarklySDK VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the WeekRelease Party for VS Code 1.61 - September 2021With VS Code 1.61 coming out, we had a great Release Party yesterday! If you missed it, you can watch the recording on our YouTube channel.https://youtu.be/G4jjCN8uQAg Thank you to all of our Patreon SupportersThese individuals are personally supporting our open source initiatives to ensure the great toolings like CommandBox, ForgeBox, ColdBox, ContentBox, TestBox and all the other boxes keep getting the continuous development they need, and funds the cloud infrastructure at our community relies on like ForgeBox for our Package Management with CommandBox. You can support us on Patreon here https://www.patreon.com/ortussolutionsNow offering Annual Memberships, pay for the year and save 10% - great for businesses. Bronze Packages and up, now get a ForgeBox Pro and CFCasts subscriptions as a perk for their Patreon Subscription. All Patreon supporters have a Profile badge on the Community Website All Patreon supporters have their own Private Forum access on the Community Website Patreons John Wilson - Synaptrix Eric Hoffman Gary Knight Mario Rodrigues Giancarlo Gomez David Belanger Jonathan Perret Jeffry McGee - Sunstar Media Dean Maunder Joseph Lamoree Don Bellamy Jan Jannek Laksma Tirtohadi Carl Von Stetten Dan Card Jeremy Adams Jordan Clark Matthew Clemente Daniel Garcia Scott Steinbeck - Agri Tracking Systems Ben Nadel Mingo Hagen Brett DeLine Kai Koenig Charlie Arehart Jonas Eriksson Jason Daiger Jeff McClain Shawn Oden Matthew Darby Ross Phillips Edgardo Cabezas Patrick Flynn Stephany Monge Kevin Wright Steven Klotz You can see an up to date list of all sponsors on Ortus Solutions' Websitehttps://ortussolutions.com/about-us/sponsors ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Rushion McDonald talks to Kadine Anckle, showrunner on series "Most Expensivest," "Project Runway," MTV's"Promposal" and "Skin Wars." Currently Writer, Director, Showrunner & Executive Producer of “Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts” on Disney+ Rushion McDonald talks to Jeanine McLean about taking an artist from obscurity to fame first with Alicia Keys, Elle Varner now H.E.R. President & Managing Partner of MBK Entertainmenthttps://www.moneymakingconversations.comhttps://www.youtube.com/MoneyMakingConversationshttps://www.facebook.com/MoneyMakingConversations/https://twitter.com/moneymakingconvhttps://www.instagram.com/moneymakingconversations/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
"It just means more" when an alum coaches at their alma mater. Today's guest nearly quit the App State track team as a sophomore and now serves as the Director of T&F and CC. How's that for a turnaround? Damion sits down with us today to talk about his mentors, how he never started coaching after college but was brought back to App State as an assistant coach, and his ascension to Associate Head Coach, then head coach, and now Director. Along the way we get into a great conversation around being an introvert, the new track facility they are building, and the power of colored frozen pops (aka Fla-Vor-Ice). Want to have an exploratory conversation about YOUR track equipment needs? Connect with us: Email: email@example.com Phone: 800-637-3090 Twitter: @GillAthletics Instagram: @GillAthletics1918 Facebook: facebook.com/gillathletics LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/gillathletics/
In today's episode Elly and I take a deep dive into addressing the root cause of low iron. It's one of the most prevalent conditions that we see in clinic at TNN, which, as you'll learn, reflects the prevalence globally. We discuss those at risk for low iron, how test results are being misinterpreted, both due to our standard pathology reference ranges and the incorrect use of ferritin, the problem with many of the band aid solutions offered by conventional medicine and most importantly, what can be done to address the root cause. Head to https://www.stephlowe.com/podcasts/348 for show notes, episode transcripts and more.
Listen to this episode to hear why the McLean family celebrated the other weekend and how this celebration is part of my goal to "do less" to achieve more. If you have "to do" lists a mile long and never ending, this episode is for you. Our society values productivity and doing. "Doing nothing" is often equated to laziness. So we over do everything- eating, working out, rigidness of diet, actions in our business, parenthood etc. which actually depletes and exhausts us. Listen to this episode to find out how to do less to achieve your version of success. To join the free FB groups mentioned in the episode head here: Health and Wellness for the Stressed Out Entrepreneur: https://www.facebook.com/groups/igniteurwellness Grow Your Yoga, Coaching & Wellness Business: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yogatherapybusinessgrowth To view Alice's testimonial head here: https://igniteurwellness.com/stress-reduction-plan/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ignite-ur-wellness/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ignite-ur-wellness/support
The King paused in the telling. Gripping the sword in his right hand, he rose and threw a few more coals in the brazier with his left. The stable boy, to pretend he wasn’t interested, resumed sharpening his knife.The King returned to his seat and asked the stable boy, “So what happened then, did I kill him? Did the Dragon? Does it matter?”“Yes.”“Yes, what?”“You took your revenge, as I will take mine.”“Did I now? How can you be sure? We haven’t gotten to that part yet.”“You stuck the blade in Beowulf and twisted it. I know because that is what I am going to do to you. That’s why you’re so proud of that sword. Finish your tale and don’t forget our wager. Or are not going to keep your word?”“Very well,” said the King, “Beowulf drew his sword and gave it to me. This sword, in fact.” The King tapped the naked blade against his thighs for emphasis.“We charged the dragon where it lay on the turf. Beowulf with shield raised, and I with sword. The beast lashed out and struck at Beowulf as a snake does, closing around the King’s leg. Beowulf brought the shield down upon the Dragon’s neck. As the Dragon held fast to his leg and engulfed him in fire, Beowulf held the beast to the ground.“Battered by its wings I charged in and shoved this sword into the soft place of its armpit and deep into the heart. It died quickly, just like anything will when you stab it in the heart.“Then, I held the dying, charred Beowulf across my knees and begged him not to go. But he died anyway.”“You didn’t?” asked the boy, “You didn’t kill him?”“I did not.”“Why?”“I am not at tenth or even a hundredth of what he was, but what I am, I am. You have that same thing in you, boy, that angry, unrelenting thing. That thing which strives, which seeks, that which would not yield without struggle to god or monster. And that thing is a flame I would not extinguish lightly. Not in him. Not in you.”For a time there was only the sound of the knife on stone. Then, from far away, the sound of a cock crowing.The King said, “It is morning, and I don’t think I’ve convinced you.”“You haven’t.”“Then enough games with your knife boy. You can sharpen ’til the end of days and it still won’t be a tool fit to your task.”The King stood and tossed his sword in the straw. He undid the sword belt and took off his tunic. His bare belly hung, soft, white and heavy over his hips, but the King’s arms and shoulders were knotted with ropy muscle.“I’ve lived long enough. So if you won’t fight for me, then it’s time for you to kill your monster.”The stable boy stood with his knife. He pointed at the King’s stomach. Then he lunged a little, to see if the King would flinch. Wiglaf stood his ground and smiled, his fear falling away from him at last.“Ah,” said the King, “battle.”The boy lunged. * * *Naked from the waist up and smeared with blood, King Wiglaf strode into the courtyard. The men saw the head he carried and murmurs swept through the ranks. He climbed a wagon next to the main gate and held his trophy high. Without ceremony, he said, “The Scyllan’s sent an assassin.” Then he threw the head to the ground.The King said, “I am old. I am tired. And last night I was afraid that I did not have another battle left in me. Against odds like these, who would not tempted by a clean death and a forever after in the mead-hall?“But then I thought of spring. And your mother,” he said pointing to young man in the front rank. “And yours, and yours, and yours. And how much I loved them all. And I realized, you dog-faced, unloved b******s, that I had one more rutting spring left in me."So fight with me now, and I will promise you two things. Victory and a fresh crop of brothers come January.” He waited for the laughter to die down. “Or do not fight and go your slaughter, meek as lambs. For me, it changes nothing. I wait here no longer. I go to meet my fate.”He drew his Dragon-killing sword and with a mighty stroke, he sundered the timber that barred the gates. As the cold wind of morning swung the heavy wood gate open, Wiglaf charged and the Geats followed with him.THE END.If you’ve enjoyed this tale, why not leave a review on Amazon. It would be a tremendous help. Get full access to How It's Written by Patrick E. McLean at patrickemclean.substack.com/subscribe
The men panicked and fled. As Beowulf had foretold, not a one went for a spear. Some dived back into the barrow. Others ran up or down the coast. Only the Dragon was not in a hurry. I remember that dread shape against that grey winter sky, flapping lazily as if it had all the time in the world. It wheeled off to the left of us in pursuit of some of the Thanes. Over the hill, I heard the roar of its flames and men screaming.With a calm equal to the Dragon’s, Beowulf strolled down the hill to where the ponies had been. The beasts had also had fled, but the poor pony that carried the mighty shield was trapped. The bronze and iron had slid free from the pack and dragged behind the whinnying beast like an anchor. Foam flecked the pony’s lips and madness roiled in her eye.Beowulf cut the lashing and the pony ran down into the valley. Then he shouldered the giant shield. As I watched the pony run, I hoped that she would make it, but somehow I knew that she would not. In that moment, knew, with certainty, that none of us would make it out alive.And it was then that I understood what Beowulf had meant when he had spoken of hatred in the heart. For men to war with men, courage is enough and greed will do. But to do battle with monsters, one must meet fear with something stronger.The dragon flew low across the bottom of the hill, and snatched up the fleeing pony up with a lazy whip of its neck and a snap of its jaws. Then it breathed fire and spit the burning animal back at the Earth like a curse. It dove over the cliff and disappeared.This was not a falcon on the hunt — terrible, beautiful, but still a part of the same skien as you or I. This Dragon was a withering, animated greed for the suffering and end of all living things. Its joy was burning of crops, the eradication of species, the extinction of the sun. How could men who fought for treasure or power or glory in the eyes of other men stand against this monstrosity?I looked to Beowulf, and saw him leaning on his shield as if all of this bored him. He felt my gaze upon him, turned, and saw that I had not fled. He nodded once. As much as I hated the man, I felt that I had just been awarded an honor worth having. Then he pointed to one of the spears the Thanes had abandoned.As I took my first step towards the weapon, the hill beneath me erupted in flame. Where I had clawed an opening in the turf, a torrent of fire now poured forth. Smaller tendrils of smoke and flame welled up from the shaking ground. I fell and rolled down the hill, managing to stop near a spear. I picked it up and ran to Beowulf. I did not look back until I was behind the tower of his shield.The Dragon’s head rose up over the edge of the cliff. It swiveled, snake-like, and filled me with an ancient revulsion. It clacked its jaws together twice, then vaulted into the air. The Dragon blasted the unburnt oak tree with its flame, then settled onto a burning perch.Beowulf’s eyes were filled with tears of fierce joy. The beast and the man roared as one and Beowulf advanced behind the shield. The Dragon dropped from the tree and breathed fire. As the flames surrounded us in the lee of the shield, Beowulf shouted, “When he passes!”When the Dragon came, I stood and jammed the spear into its belly. The point scraped scales and caught between them. The force of the beast’s passage slammed the haft of the spear into the earth and it shattered. A splinter of wood lodged in my left hand. As I pulled it free, Beowulf roared for another spear and shoved me out from behind the shield.As I ran, mostly falling toward the next weapon, the shadow of the beast passed over me. I dove for the spear, and when I came up again, I saw the Dragon, over the ocean, roiling around itself in a turn and lining up for another pass.As it dove on me, I thought to myself, this is when I die. But the Dragon passed over me and struck at Beowulf with its claws. The bronze shield rang like a bell. Beowulf was cast one way and the shield the other. He landed hard and did not rise.Now, I thought, Now is my chance to snatch revenge even from the jaws of my own death! I leveled my spear and charged. Beowulf raised himself wearily to hands and knees, the chainmail and the years weighing on him at last. The mouth! If he lifts his head, spear him in the mouth. But in the sky beyond Beowulf, I saw the Dragon turn again. No you damned worm, I thought I will take him first!But when the Dragon dove, I could not tear my gaze from the horrible thing. As I charged Beowulf, the beast opened its mouth to burn us both down. In that moment, my choice was made. I threw the spear not at Beowulf, but into the maw of the beast. It struck home in the jaw, and the creature veered off to the side, crashing into the slope and rolling away, screaming pain and fire as it went. Get full access to How It's Written by Patrick E. McLean at patrickemclean.substack.com/subscribe
This is the fifth in our meet the hiker series and an opportunity to meet our hiker Brian Wright…Brian was one of our at-large hikers who voluntarily signed up for this challenge. Brian lives in the Richmond area and recently joined Lakeside Park Club…when we first put out the opportunity to sign up as a hiker to the VSGA membership, Brian was the first onboard and has been super gung-ho throughout the process…stay tuned after the break too because the first part of the conversation is before the hike and the second part is after the hike and is a great recap. Thanks our amazing sponsors and donors who've helped us raise over $50,000 right now to support Youth on Course efforts here in Virginia. Obviously walking 100-holes in a day takes strength and endurance and our friends at Adams Performance have come on as our official fitness, training and recovery sponsor. You may recall me having Dr. Kyle Adams on the podcast earlier in the season. Kyle himself is TPI certified and his team works with a ton of athletes and golfers ranging from guys who play in VSGA Super-Senior events to kids playing high school golf. Learn more about getting your athletic edge at AdamsPerformanceRVA.com. We also have apparel donations from our friends at Cutter & Buck and Turtleson. Both Cutter & Buck and Turtleson will be outfitting our hikers for this challenge and when you make a Cutter & Buck purchase through VSGA.org/store, a portion of the purchase in donated back to the VSGA so please check that out and use promo code VSGA25 for 25% off regular priced items across their site. And lastly our friends at GolfDom in McLean, Virginia. Buddy Christensen, owner of GolfDom, is another former guest on the podcast and GolfDom has a huge selection of equipment, apparel and services for golfers at every stage of the game. We're grateful for their support and hope you'll visit GolfDomGolf.com to shop their site or learn more. Big thanks to our friends at Srixon for donating gloves and balls for our hikers and post round the hikers will enjoy the new transfusion canned cocktail from Fore Craft Cocktails. If you're looking for Fore Craft Cocktails' canned transfusion you must be 21 and up and please enjoy responsibly.
BEERS: This weekend, we both went south to the Mid-Atlantic region, and you know what that means: great beer. Will starts with a selection from Collusion Tap Works in York, Pennsylvania that has far reach into the beer scene. Despite being just a small brew pub in the middle of nowhere, Collusion boasts some of Pennsylvania's best beer. Will has great things to say about Xerion Matrix, a New England style IPA for which he gives a high rating. Jake takes us to Star Hill Brewery, who just released its new beer garden in McLean, Virginia; it's a must-visit. BUSINESS: The gambling show!! With Michael Jordan declaring that he'll be investing in sports gambling data company SportRadar, we discuss if we're about to see major sports stars venture into the betting world. Between ESPN's $3 billion funding call on their sportsbook rights & licensing, to more sportsbooks popping up in venues across the nation, it's a no-brainer. BALLS: The Saturday's & Seltzers podcast joins the show! (18:30) We have Kendra Middleton and Sarah Griffin on the show to discuss the brand they've built in just a few months. Both self-proclaimed PLL experts, we discuss this past weekend's Chaos-Whipsnakes Championship game - full disclosure, we recorded before the game, so you are definitely allowed to @OldTakesExposed us. We break down what's next for the game of lacrosse, content creation, and even some baseball. Thanks for listening! Remember to hit the follow button on Spotify, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beersbusinessandballs/support
Jodie McLean, CEO of the retail owner, operator, and developer EDENS, joins Matt on Leading Voices in Real Estate. Founded over 50 years ago in South Carolina, EDENS, now headquartered in Washington, D.C., has a portfolio of 110 properties consisting of mixed-use, shopping centers, grocery-anchored retail, and unique historic retail redevelopments.
At the end of a long, upward march we found an old oak tree on a cliff facing the sea. It was gnarled and had grown at an angle from being blown inland by constant punishment of the sea wind. The base of the trunk was wider than three men could wrap their arms around, while the top of the tree was wispy branches that I could scarce believe could hold their leaves in that wind. But we saw nothing that looked like a barrow.Beowulf asked, “Where?”“A path, down the cliff face,” came the answer.Beowulf commanded me to go and see. Fear fueled my impudence, so that when I spoke, it was to say, “Should I kill the beast if I find it?”Beowulf said, “Leave your spear so that you won’t be tempted.”Defenseless, I crawled over the edge of the “path” and clung to the cold rock, as the ocean crashed against the cliff face far below. Everywhere was slick with the leavings of sea birds, but the birds were gone. I realized the last time we had seen animal life of any kind was before we had reached the burning forest.I came to a hole in the cliff. As I moved and slipped my way closer I could see that that it was ringed by blackened rocks. A foul, sulfurous smell hurt my lungs. The fresh ocean air could not take it away.The hole had been created where the rock had been blown outward, and a narrow path led into the depths. I listened carefully, but all I could hear was the keening of the wind in the rocks. Was the beast within? I am not ashamed to say that my hands shook as I lit the torch.The walls of the passage were scorched. As I pressed deeper into the crypt, my feet scraped piles of melted gold and silver. Gems littered the floor.The passage opened into a high vault. I saw a company of dead men in stone chairs. They must have been important in their day. Now they were skeletons in rusted armor and once fine jewelry. The one closest to the entry had been burned and knocked over. I listened again, but heard nothing. So I made my way through the crumbled chests and the caches of coins and the pillars that held up the roof.At the head of the room, was the one who must have been their leader in life. At his side still dangled a fine sword. Without weapon and afraid, I tried to draw it from its sheath. It came easily, as if it had just been oiled.I heard… Well, I don’t know what I heard. I imagined that it was the scraping of claw across stone. I turned quickly and knocked the torch against a pillar. It exploded in a shower of sparks and went out.In the darkness, I panicked. I lost my reason and screamed and ran. I blundered through the barrow until I found a pillar with my head, and was knocked senseless.When I opened my eyes I saw my salvation. Lying flat on my back on the floor I could see a space in the ceiling where roots of the oak tree had pushed a few of the ceiling blocks free. There was the faintest glimmer of daylight. I rose and maneuvered a chest under the lightest patch in that dark room. Hacking with the fine blade, I climbed up in to the space among the roots. I moved through the earth as an apprentice mole, and was just as blinded by the sunlight when I emerged.The men recoiled in horror, fearing, I suppose, that I was the Dragon, Harrower of the Dark. When they lifted me clear, laughter rippled through the company. I did not join them, for the terror of that dark place was still on me. For fear of crying out, I did not speak.Beowulf did not join in the merriment. He grabbed me by the shoulder and shook me so hard my teeth rattled. Then looked me in the eye and said, “Master your fear.” I managed a nod of assent. Then he asked me what was in the tomb.“Riches,” I said.“Go and see,” he told the men.They clawed their way into the underground chamber. There were shouts of delight as they discovered the treasures below. But Beowulf paid them no attention. He strode up the hill to the tree and considered it. Then he said, “It is unburnt.”I sat and hugged my legs to my chest. I did not want him to see my knees knocking together.“All of the trees we have seen, entire forests of them, were charred. But this tree was spared.”I looked up to see that what he said was true. In the whole of the valley laid out below us all the trees had been burned.Then came the sound of edge against edge. The men fighting over the treasures they had just hauled out into the light, greed turning man against man.“Should you stop them?” I asked."Let them fight. Their blood may yet bring the beast,” said Beowulf, scanning the horizon. “See squire, they have dropped their spears,” he said, repeating it as a grim prophecy.I watched one Thane fight another over a golden hunting horn. The bigger man laughed mockingly as he wrested the horn from his smaller companion. The smaller man drew his sword and hacked the man’s hand from his forearm. As the larger man screamed in rage and pain, the smaller retrieved the horn and put it to his lips. The note he sounded was of bone ground against bone, yet it swelled until it filled the whole of that blasted valley. As the echoes of that terrible sound died away, I could hear the sobs of the now one-handed man again.Beowulf pointed and cried, “There!”Far below, one of the charred trunks of a tree unraveled from itself. Three flaps took the beast into the sky. The Dragon screamed fire, and rose to meet us. Get full access to How It's Written by Patrick E. McLean at patrickemclean.substack.com/subscribe
Neither Beowulf nor I slept that night. On his order, I found and woke the Blacksmith and brought him to where the King waited by the forge. Beowulf explained what he wanted. The Blacksmith understood, for it was simple enough, but he protested that the result would be too heavy for a man to lift. In response to this, Beowulf picked up the anvil with one hand and tossed it into the corner. The Blacksmith, his 'prentice and I stared at this with our mouths open. Beowulf said to the Blacksmith, "by dawn" and to me, "stay and help."After the three of us had wrestled the anvil back to its place. The Blacksmith relit the forge. His ‘prentice and I worked the bellows. There was no time for steel and no time to cast, so the Smith worked it in iron and bronze. The iron formed a frame, slightly curved and taller than any man. As he wrought, he hammered like a man possessed, yelling at us any time we faltered on the bellows. Drops of sweat fell from his brow onto the hot metal, but still he hammered.By the clock of my aching arms and back, the work seemed to take forever. But every time I looked outside, the night was still dark.When the frame was done, he granted me a respite — I was not used to such labors — and sent his apprentice for the bronze. He brought it in ingots and hunks, and I was put to the bellows once again. And in no time at all they had heated, hammered, and drawn it into long strips. They wove the strips into the frame and formed a towering shield made entirely of metal.As rosy-fingered dawn clawed its way through the dark, the blacksmith fixed a strap of leather to the back of the shield and tried to lift it. Using both hands, He was just able to get it off the ground. He held it for a moment and then it crashed into the earthen floor of his shop.Beowulf came and shouldered the shield as if it weighed nothing. “Good,” was all he said. * * *As we loaded the stout, shaggy ponies, I saw one of Handclaf's men bring him the charred hand of the dead slave, still admixed with the gold of the cup. With a furtive glance. he stowed it in his saddlebag. When he saw that I was looking at him, he glared at me. I did not look away.Many of the men had sought courage in their cups. Whatever temporary valor they had found had deserted them by mid-morning. From our column, I heard a men vomiting and moans from all around. The party was a score and ten, each mounted, plus the shield, mounted on a pony of its own.The first night, we dug our camp in the snow and used some evergreen trees as a windbreak. The men drank and were brave again. I crawled underneath one of the fir trees and wrapped myself in sheepskin. I fell asleep to the sounds of their boasting and their laughter. I woke just before dawn and saw Beowulf standing in the smoke of a freshly rekindled fire.He turned when he heard me coming out through the branches. Seeing it was me, he nodded and turned back to his contemplation of the flames.That day, he drove the Thanes mercilessly. He taunted them. Saying that they were not even fit to carry my spear, let alone his. He all but begged them to challenge me to a contest of strength or skill. I was certain I would be getting a beating one way or another. I didn’t much care, as long as it left me capable of exacting my revenge. I had, as Beowulf had pointed out, nowhere to go and nothing to live for. My one hope of a good death lay in him.But the beating never came. On the second day, we came to The March, Handclaf’s domain. What we saw there was filled us with awe and terror. From the high pass we could see the valley beyond, and to the sea. Large swaths of the forest were burning. Many of the open fields had been plowed by fire and the scorched earth was open to the sky. It was the heart of Winter, but by the light of a burning village, this destruction seemed to us like a Spring in hell.As we drew closer to the barrow, the men became more sullen and fearful. Yet, Beowulf’s spirits rose. He jibed at Handclaf even more, but the Thane would not answer his challenges. My spirits rose with my King. Of our company, only he and I did not put any of our hopes in survival.We did not see the Dragon that day, although a burned farmer and his wife shared their tale of woe with us. They told us that there had been children and livestock. It was a halting tale, punctuated by fearful glances towards the sky. Beowulf offered our protection and invited them to spend the night with the company. The farmer declined. His wife, mad from grief, laughed at us and fled. The farmer made apology and hurried to catch up with her.Our progress was halted by the inferno of a forest fire. We made camp some distance away in a muddy field and needed to clear no snow nor build no fire for warmth. By dawn the fire had subsided enough for us to pick our way through the ashes. The ponies shied and grew wild, biting at us and each other. So we spread out and each man made his own way through the desolation.At the end of the day, we broke out into a large pasture of scorched grass and melting snow that led up to the headland and the sea beyond. Handclaf, the first to speak in hours said, “The Barrow is there, facing the waters.” Get full access to How It's Written by Patrick E. McLean at patrickemclean.substack.com/subscribe
This is the fourth in our meet the hiker series and an opportunity to meet our hiker Glenn Gray…Glenn is the most veteran of our hikers with this being the fourth time he's participated in the 100-Hole Hike. Before we get to the conversation though, we want to thank our amazing sponsors and donors who've helped us raise over 30 thousand dollars right now to support Youth on Course efforts here in Virginia. Obviously walking 100-holes in a day takes strength and endurance and our friends at Adams Performance have come on as our official fitness, training and recovery sponsor. You may recall we had Dr. Kyle Adams on the podcast earlier in the season. Kyle himself is TPI certified and his team works with a ton of athletes and golfers ranging from guys who play in VSGA Super-Senior events to kids playing high school golf. Learn more about getting your athletic edge at Adams Performance RVA dot com. We also have apparel donations from our friends at Cutter & Buck and Turtleson. Both Cutter & Buck and Turtleson will be outfitting our hikers for this challenge and when you make a Cutter & Buck purchase through VSGA.org/store, a portion of the purchase in donated back to the VSGA so please check that out and use promo code VSGA 25 for 25 percent off regular priced items across their site. Thanks to our friends at GolfDom in McLean, Virginia. Buddy Christensen, owner of GolfDom, is another former guest on the podcast and GolfDom has a huge selection of equipment, apparel and services for golfers at every stage of the game. We're grateful for their support and hope you'll visit Golf Dom Golf dot com to shop their site or learn more. Big thanks to our friends at Srixon for donating gloves and balls for our hikers and post round the hikers will enjoy the new transfusion canned cocktail from Fore Craft Cocktails. If you're looking for Fore Craft Cocktails' canned transfusion you must be 21 and up and please enjoy responsibly. As we mentioned, our guest this week is Glenn Gray, Glenn works in the golf industry for Buffalo Groupe and connects regularly with heavy-hitters across the industry and supports organizations like Youth on Course. He's also a member of the VSGA Board of Directors and plays a lot of his golf at Lakeside Park Club but as you'll hear, Schoolhouse Nine is a special place for him…with that, here's our conversation with Glenn Gray.
Some things aren't always what they seem. Greg Williams and Brian Marren teach people what they need to know about human behavior, pattern recognition, and analysis. They stick to the basics about how we are wired. We repeat patterns. How do I leave my house and read what's not normal? There has to be an explanation. Find out today how to be more aware of the lurkers. Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy. Greg Williams is the President and Founder of Arcadia Cognerati, a consulting firm specializing in assessing, developing, and conducting training and education to address urgent safety and security needs in some of the most challenging environments on the planet. Prior to starting his own company, Greg was the former Director of Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis / Irregular Warfare for Orbis Operations in McLean, Virginia. Previous to that, Greg was the Director, Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis / Irregular Warfare for Cubic Applications in San Diego, California USA. Greg is a decorated, veteran urban law enforcement professional and a decorated, veteran former soldier with over 30 years of combined experience and expertise. He is an adjunct professor of Sociology and has done work for Western State University, San Diego State University and the University of Southern California as well as USC's Institute for Creative Technology. Greg is an industry expert in Irregular Warfare for the Defense Community. Greg has worked with the Drug Enforcement Administrations (DEA) Mobile Enforcement Team (MET) and the 5th Judicial District's Drug Task Force and Shooting Task Force in Colorado. Greg has held virtually every law enforcement position from patrol officer, shift supervisor, SWAT director, undercover Narcotics operations supervisor, Undersheriff and Interim Chief of Police. Greg has a US Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret security clearance and has worked as a subject matter expert, contractor or consultant for many US DoD Agencies including the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, the Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities (CETO), Joint Forces Command (JFCOM), Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) and the US Marine Corps Special Operations Training Group (SOTG) to name but a few. Outside of the USA, Greg has worked with NATO Commands including Strategic Allied Command Transformation (Four Star Command), the Hungarian Defence Forces and the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center (NMIOTC). Greg has done work for the Ministry of Defense of Iraq, Afghanistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Greg has been a subject matter expert (SME) for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) as well as for the future immersive training environment joint capability training demonstration (FITE JCTD). Greg has trained every Tier One military force in the United States and much of the world. Greg has trained the DEA, FBI, ATF, CIA, DIA, and the US Department of Homeland Security, US Border Patrol, US Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC), US Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue team (BORSTAR), US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and many other agencies tasked with the protection of US Citizens domestically and abroad. Greg Williams created Combat Profiling and the Combat Profiling Program of Instruction (POI) and the USJFCOMs highly successful Border Hunter Program of Instruction (POI). Greg Williams was the architect of the world-renowned US Marine Corps' highly successful and lifesaving Combat Hunter program. In addition to the Combat Hunter program of instruction (POI); Greg Williams was instrumental in designing and refining the USMCs' Lioness and Law Enforcement Professionals programs for combat zones. Greg has developed programs for Private Security Firms, Delta Air Lines, numerous school systems, First Responders and Law Enforcement agencies. Greg has lectured at Universities in Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Colorado and California. Greg was the co-author on two white papers for scientific journals. Greg has multi-conflict, full spectrum operational experience with conventional and special operations forces, law enforcement professionals, and other government agencies. The Commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) General James Mattis referred to Greg Williams as “a National treasure”. Brian Marren is a decorated Marine, High Threat Protection security professional and Subject Matter Expert on Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis. He has spent the last eighteen years conducting both real world and training operations all over the United States, the Middle East and both Central and East Asia. Brian is a highly experienced, highly motivated professional that has the ability to adapt to any environment whether he is on the battlefield, in a classroom or at a board meeting. While in the Marine Corps, Brian served as a Marine Scout/Sniper with multiple combat deployments to the Al Anbar Province of Iraq during the height of counterinsurgency operations. As a Team Leader, he successfully led hundreds of both combat and training missions. During this time, Brian was meritoriously promoted ahead of his peers on three separate occasions due to his leadership capability and overall professionalism. After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, Brian was hired by Cubic Applications to be a Tactics Analyst at the newly constructed Infantry Immersive Trainer (IIT) aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. During his time at the IIT Brian trained and advised thousands of Marines on how to make better tactical decisions during highly complex and chaotic live fire training exercises. Under his guidance, thousands of Marines became more adaptable and better at sense making during highly stressful situations. While working as an instructor, Brian assisted with a number of scientific studies conducted by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Pacific Science and Engineering (PSE) in order to help determine the efficacy of the Infantry Immersive Trainer and the Marine Corps Combat Hunter program. Brian also worked as a security contractor for the U.S. State Department High Threat Protection program. During this time, he was responsible for personally protecting hundreds of U.S. Government personnel in multiple high threat environments including Iraq and Afghanistan. Brian performed all major duties of a security detail to include leading numerous small teams on highly sensitive protection operations. Brian has trained and advised numerous Tier One military units, conventional forces, and private sector clients on the art and science of Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis. Brian has also trained and advised hundreds of Law Enforcement Professionals to include US Border Patrol, DEA, ICE, TSA, US Marshals and other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Currently, Brian serves as the Vice President of Operations for Arcadia Cognerati, a service provider specializing in assessing, developing and conducting training and education to addressurgent safety and security needs in some of the most challenging environments in the world. Brian continues to serve the veteran community as an Ambassador for Carry The Load. Brian holds a Masters of Science in Applied Psychology from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors of Science in Political Science from Arizona State University. The Left Of Greg Podcast https://linktr.ee/Left_Of_Greg Me and my daddy would love to hear from you! ratethispodcast.com/bettercalldaddy
Zacca and Matt catch up about their post 5km TT weeks. Both decide it was a good opportunity to up the kilometers and get after some strength work. CR hunting season down on the Mornington Peninsula, so Matt incorporates some into his Tuesday workout. Then turns the clock back and reminisces about the old 3 lap progression of The Tan and hits a similar styled 3 lap progression run of Frankston Reservoir. Zacca pumps out a massive pickup run then gets the legs turning over in a 25min tempo to pump out a solid week. Big result from Mel Cullen, a she nails her 10km time trial with a massive PB, setting off a huge smile from coach Madeline Heiner. Listener question comes in looking at training mistakes made early on in Zacca and Matt's running. Zacca reflects on how he tried to ramp mileage up too quick and Matt discusses taking on too much quality too quickly. Run2PB coach Sammy 'shoe dog' Mclean jumps on to answer some important shoe based questions. Discussing what makes a versatile shoe as well as giving some specific examples, how can a runner who trains in support shoes best choose a super shoe, how to transition into spikes and answers a listener question on how do you know when it's time for a new shoe. Partners Yarraville Running Company, shop online @ https://www.therunningcompany.com.au/yarraville/ https://www.instagram.com/therunningcompany_yarraville/?hl=en Medal Displays helps you organise and celebrate your achievements with a range of display items made for runners! www.medaldisplays.com.au Premium, Fast and Sustainable Running Socks www.oatrunning.com Run2PB Links Socials Run2PB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJxkh-FgU2Wsork-18PfSUA Find us here at: https://www.run2pb.co/better-with-running-podcast Review on us: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-with-running/id1506419354
If you’ve jumped in the middle, here’s Chapter One.After I killed the wolves, Beowulf took a liking to me, as much of a liking as he took to anyone. It became my job to pour Beowulf’s mead. That first night, very drunk, he said to me, “I would make you my squire, were there any more battles to fight.” I remember thinking he was silly for saying this. A foolish old drunk with his glory days behind him. Still, it was with trepidation that I answered, “Does my Lord mean to say that I am no longer a slave?”Beowulf asked me, “Do you have any place else to go?”“No,” I told him.“Nor do I,” he said, lifting his cup. For a while, I thought poison would be the way. But I knew nothing of poisons or herbs. I didn’t even know who to ask. Even young, and foolish as I was, I knew it would not do for the King’s cupbearer to be heard asking questions about poisons.I wonder if Beowulf thought me a coward. It's not a bad guess. Most men are, after all. Or maybe he wanted me to try to kill him. He was old, and tired and perhaps all he wanted was one last fight so he could take his place in that mead hall in the sky. He had outlived all his enemies, and all around him were cowed. The Thanes and Jarls jockeyed for position, politick’d among their meat and mead, and prepared for that day when their ring-giver would give no more. They would fight amongst themselves, as dogs do for scraps, but even though Beowulf was old, they were all afraid to contest with him.I decided I would slit his throat in the middle of the great feast for the visit of Hanclaf, Beowulf’s most powerful Thane. Hanclaf lived three days' ride to the East. He was a Lord of the March, that strip of land that lay between the territory of the Sea-Geats and the unruly tribes beyond. In the absence of Beowulf, Hanclaf would have been a king in own right. But he had seen what had happened to the others, and sworn fealty. Now I can see that was just good sense, but the younger version of myself thought that we would be supping with a coward and his men.My plan, such as I had formulated one, was to wait until late in the night. When Beowulf was well and truly drunk, then I would slit his throat where all could see.But there was no feast.When Hanclaf’s men came, they entered carrying a dying man and presented him as if he was a gift. From underneath the sheepskins came moans and the stench of burned flesh. There were no long speeches. No gifts, no ritual greetings. Hanclaf stopped in the doorway, blocking most of it with his great size and said but one word. “Dragon.”They had greased the burned man with chunks of melted animal fat. I have not seen, before or since, a man so harmed yet still living. When the cover slipped from his legs, I could see that flesh of them was charcoal. The warmth of the hall melted the fat they had slathered his wounds with and it ran down his legs and dripped thick blackness onto the stone floor.With some tenderness Beowulf went to the man and knelt beside him.In pained whispers the man told his tale to Beowulf. He had been taken as a slave by Hanclaf. Then he escaped and had fled to the coast. There, while searching for a place to hide from pursuers, he had found he an ancient barrow that containing the riches of a people who had been forgotten long ago.But that was not all he found. There also was a burning one, an old harrower of the dark, the worm of fire called by men a Dragon. So the slave had run, taking with him, only a cup of the finest gold.“How do you know this wretch he tells the truth?” one of Beowulf’s worthless, drunken Thanes had demanded.Beowulf stepped to the side, and revealed the burned man’s hand. It too was charred, and melted into the very bones of it was thick layer of gold that had once been a cup.The burned man shivered uncontrollably and Beowulf commanded that he be moved closer to the fire. The slave started screaming before the pallet was even lifted. Beowulf steadied the man with a gentleness that I had never seen in him before.Hanclaf watched all of this moment and then asked, “My King?”Beowulf waved him off and continued whispering to the slave. The sounds of the burned man’s misery grew quieter. And all of us searched each other’s faces, for some sign of what should be done next.Finally, Hanclaf said “When we rode here, three farms had been burned and a small village. The gods alone know how many have been ruined since. I have come for men, men brave enough to face this Dragon. Such men will I lead back in the morning. I will gather the Thanes, and destroy this monster.”It wasn't much of a speech, but the Thanes cheered it anyway. When the cheering died out, then everyone heard the low, phlegmy chuckling, that sounded more volcanic than human. Laughing, Beowulf rose from beside the slave.“What jest is this my King?” Hanclaf asked.But Beowulf's laughter grew and grew. I saw that the slave was dead and that Beowulf held in his hand a freshly-blooded dagger. He asked, “How can you face a Dragon when you don’t even have the stomach to spare a dying man his misery? There is your slave, Hanclaf. There is your cup. Why not take them and go? Better yet, why bring them at all, if you are such a hero? Why not face your dragon alone?”Hanclaf had no reply.Into the silence, Beowulf said, "Not one of you is even fit to be my squire. You have warred with men, but none of you have the strength, the tempered hate in your heart to do what is required." Then he pointed the bloody dagger at me and said, "Except for you.”That was the happiest moment of my life. That was the moment I knew I would have my revenge. Many things happen in the heat of battle which can not be remembered or explained afterwards. This battle with the Dragon would be the perfect concealment for my bloody and most deserved revenge.“Bring your spear,” he told me. As he said it, he smiled.“What about us?” one of the Thanes asked.Beowulf said, “Yes. Bring spears. When you drop them and flee it will give Wiglaf something to pick up.” Get full access to How It's Written by Patrick E. McLean at patrickemclean.substack.com/subscribe
My guest this week is Dr. Carmen McLean, who specializes in treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder or PTSD. She recently co-authored a book called Retraining the Brain: Applied Neuroscience in Exposure Therapy for PTSD. It was great to get Carmen's take on how effective treatment works and how we can support the body and brain's natural ability to heal following a trauma. I shared some about my own experience recovering from a traumatic assault, and we explored how powerful it can be to face our trauma-related fears and memories systematically, as we do in cognitive behavioral therapy. Toward the end of our discussion we also talked about a free app that can help with recovery from trauma, which I provide a link to in the show notes.
How does a Secret Service Agent get the nickname “Talk Back Barbie” What it's like being a woman working in a male dominated environment such as the Secret Service? How do you get there? What do you do once you get there? How do you overcome the testosterone the air? Stay tuned because in This Episode of One More Thing Before You Go, we are going to have a conversation with a woman who dreamed of being an FBI agent at a very young age and went on to working as a Secret Service agent in the White House, to being an author of her first book "Talk Back Barbie the Secret Service Edition." Where you get a first-hand account of how she handled it all. I'm your host Michael Herst and this is that thing about Talk Back Barbie…. My guest in this episode is Lauren Lusby Fernandez graduated from Virginia Tech with a Political Science: Pre-Law degree. She went to work for the Secret Service in Washington, D.C. and trained at the elite Federal Law Enforcement Training Center as well as the James J. Rowley Training Center. She has been a consultant at a firm in McLean, Virginia worked with the Department of State, CIA, the National Counterterrorism Center, and other Intelligence communities. In January of 2021 Lauren self-published her first book, "Talk Back Barbie: The Secret Service Edition." It is a comedy about her experience working with the Secret Service as a girly-girl and how she got where she is today. Her life motto is: "If you trip and fall, laugh first, then get up and keep going! Because the only way you fail is to never get up." Find out more at :https://taplink.cc/beforeyougopodcast
On this episode of THRIVE — sponsored by Workamajig — Kelly and Chris McLean discuss boundaries, setting the right example as leaders, and the possibility of eliminating burnout at agencies. Chris McLean and I cover these points and more:the balanced relationship between personal development and business development;as leaders, we need to model behavior that discourages burnout;why boundaries actually make us more productive;how we can eliminate burnout for ourselves and our teams;actionable first steps to take to impact the culture in your company.Be sure to tune in to all the episodes of THRIVE to get practical tips on becoming a conscious leader, growing your agency, and more. Thanks for listening, and I'd love to hear your takeaways!If you enjoyed this episode, post it in your stories and tag me @agencyscaler. And don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast wherever you listen.Learn more about THRIVE at https://klcampbell.com/category/podcast/ CONNECT WITH CHRIS MCLEAN:WebsiteThe Peak Performance & Predictable Growth Podcast For Agency OwnersFacebookTwitterInstagramCONNECT WITH KELLY CAMPBELL:LinkedInInstagramTwitterWork with Kelly
This is Chapter Two of Beowulf and the Dragon. If you missed it, here’s Chapter One. After I was captured, it was ten years before Beowulf spoke to me again. I would hear him, singing in the mead hall, berating his Thanes even as he showered them with rings. His cries were louder even than the mighty horns that blew when he rode to battle, and he would wake everyone yelling for the gate to open when he came back from a raid. In those days, they would straggle in for hours behind him. I remember, as I collected what was left of the horses, thinking maybe those who didn’t come back had been the lucky ones.And understand, this would be from a fight they had won. Beowulf, it seemed, never lost. But I don’t ever remember seeing him enjoy a victory. He was never nervous before a fight, but he was never sated after. If anything, he returned more ill at ease. He paced the length of his great hall like a trapped animal, only settling when he had managed to drink himself into a stupor.The night he broke his silence with me, I was clearing the wreckage of a victory feast. The few men who were left had gathered by the fire. Vulfgar had thrown one of the benches onto the blaze, and all the men cheered as it burned. They told each other stories about how brave and strong they were, and cheered in acclaim of each other’s untested mettle.At the center of it all , sat the mighty Beowulf. He ignored the foolish boasting, drank his mead and stared into the fire.These were not the men who had done deeds and fought in the battles, you see. These were the younger men. The ones who enjoyed the spoils without paying the price. The sons of warriors. The warriors were almost all dead and gone. Few on either side of a battle fared well when Beowulf was involved. Yet, he was thought a good King for the numbers of brave men he led to their place in Valhalla.The door to the meadhall was thrown open and a man in a blood-covered sheepskin burst in. The cold wind sucked the warmth out of the hall in an instant. The men cried out to complain, but when they saw the blood-soaked man, they fell silent. The man knelt before the King and said but one word. ‘Monster.'Beowulf smiled.He rose from his seat and the years seemed to fall away from him. He glanced around the hall to see who would sally forth with him. But none would meet his eye. Their boasts were hollow and their manhoods cheap.But I did not look away. At the time I thought he mistook the murderous gleam in my eye for bravery. I was on fire with the hope that this was the night that the mighty Beowulf would be murdered by a horrible thing in the cold dark.You may not believe me when I tell you that the dark was darker and the cold was colder back then. And those things lurked in those long winter nights. The open oceans were ruled by monsters, as were the deeps of the earth and the forests. Men stamped a less confident tread across the skin of the Earth. Many sneer at such tales now, but that is a luxury. In that day there were still those alive who had lost loved ones to the things that gnashed their teeth beyond the the feeble torchlight of man.Beowulf told me to fetch a spear. But he would not take it when I brought it to him. We rode upland, to what was then the farthest pasture. He made his Thanes bring torches, but he would not allow them to carry weapons. He said, ‘One is enough. One spear for each monster.’ And then he laughed like thunder in the falling snow.The frightened shepherd took us to where his animal lay, torn apart. The entrails had been dragged off towards the glacier. The smell was terrible. I still don’t understand how something that ate only sweet hay could smell so foul. I think all of us believed that the man's sheep had been the victim of some creature from the wrong side of the night.Beowulf, barely gave the mess in the snow a glance, and said, "It is a wolf. No more."The Thanes, both hungry for glory and fearing for their lives, disagreed. How could he be certain? There were, it was widely known, all manner of monsters.Beowulf silenced them with a look.The Shepherd came forward and beseeched Beowulf, son of Ecgtheow, Lord of the Meadhall. "You take my mutton your table, my Lord. I ask you to protect my home from the monsters of the night."Beowulf nodded to the man and patted him on the shoulder. Then he looked to us and said, "There are no more monsters. Which of you will stay?”The Thanes turned away and babbled excuses. Beowulf laughed and said, "I will leave Wiglaf and his spear.” This shocked me. Not the least because, I didn’t know he knew my name. Beowulf added, “If the creature comes back and eats another sheep, it is a wolf. If the creature comes back and eats Wiglaf, it is a monster.”“So they left me with a spear to wait out the cold night. The shepherd was kind enough to give me sheepskins, uncured and smelly, but warm enough. I piled them on and sat. I must have slept, but I do not remember it. When the dawn came I was still alive, but something had come and drug the carcass away without me seeing it.I became afraid for what might happen to me for failing in my duty. I know now that Beowulf was just using me to shame the others. In his heart, he probably hoped that a monster would take me, just so another monster would exist for him to conquer.At dawn, I ranged along the base of the glacier, until I found wolves living in a cave. They were pathetic creatures, and winter had driven them to the edge of starvation. There were no pups among them.But the biggest one, would not retreat into the back of the cave with the others. He would not even growl. He looked at me as Beowulf had looked at me when he had captured me. No rage, no foolishness. Just empty and ready for whatever might come. An endlessness in his eyes.For that look, I killed the old wolf. Out of pity, I killed the rest. Starved as they were, they would not have lasted another week. Weakness is a tragedy in savage things.When I returned to the hall I threw the wolf’s head on the table, leaving it to bounce and splatter amid the Thanes’ breakfast. Then I had no troops, no crown, no holdfast, no ring hoard. I had nothing to lose, so I was fearless. Now I have much to lose and I fear almost everything.I told the room that they need not be afraid anymore, for I had killed their monster. Beowulf laughed and laughed. Get full access to How It's Written by Patrick E. McLean at patrickemclean.substack.com/subscribe
Authenticity is the path to developing as an effective leader. This episode breaks down how this relates to leadership through self-differentiation. Show Notes: Discovering Your Authentic Leadership by Bill George, Peter Sims, Andrew N. McLean, and Diana Mayer. Join the FREE Family Systems Book Study. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jack-shitama/message
Author’s Note: This is the first in a seven-episode podcast/serialization of Patrick E. McLean’s new novella. It will be available on Amazon and where ever audiobooks are sold shortly. But in the meantime, if you want the whole thing, you can subscribe and get it all right now. Beowulf and the DragonCHAPTER ONECold. No wind. No hope.The men stood on the walls of the Ringfort, staring down at the fires of the enemy encampments. The smoke rose in unbroken columns, rising and rising and rising until it dissipated among the cold, indifferent stars.As the King walked the wall, he knew better than to try and count the fires on the plain. Too many, too many and one, too many and two.The King stopped and warmed himself by one of the watch fires. He felt the men’s secret, sidelong gazes. They looked to him for signs of fear and for reasons to hope, but they dared not speak. After a time, the King said, “If we went down there, we would find that most of those fires are empty.”“I will follow where you lead, my liege,” Heathgan said, and was rewarded by grim laughter.“Don’t be so eager,” the King said, clapping Heathgan on the back, “They’ll be in your lap the morning. Who knows? After climbing the hill, they may even be too tired to fight.”The men laughed because it made them feel better to act brave. But when the laughter died away they all stood as equals before death.When he was no longer able to hide his fear, the King descended from the walls. In this desperate hour showing weakness, even in front of his most loyal me n, could be fatal. He felt twice-prisoned in his strong place upon the hill. So it was that the Thane, Lord and Ring-giver of this strong house of Geats, sought to hide himself away in the stable.In the stable, a small coal fire had been set in a brazier. And this place, at least, had the smell of warm, contented animals. He almost knew a moment of peace, but from the darkness, came the sound of steel scraping across stone. He put a hand to his sword and turned.There, clad in little more than rags and filth, was the stable boy, sharpening a long knife. The King laughed, but like all of his laughter this night, it rang hollow. He was troubled by the eyes that peered out from beneath the mop of unkempt black hair. All this long night the King had wandered through his fort, cheering and comforting his men. His scarred and tested men had done their best to put on a brave face for their commander, but they were no fools. Everyone knew what the dawn would bring. And in every man’s eye he had found fear. But not in the stable boy’s. The boy did not flinch beneath his King’s gaze. Instead, it was the King who looked away.The King asked the stable boy, “You are thinking of battle?”The only answer the boy gave was the rasp of edge across stone.The King laughed at this and said, “At least you've got the good sense to sit inside by a fire instead of standing on a cold wall looking down at your doom.” He pulled a wooden stool close to the warmth of the brazier, drew his sword and sat with the flat of the blade across his thighs.The boy sharpened.The King threw a few more hunks of charcoal in the brazier and said, “We are both sleepless on the eve of battle. But which of us has the most excitement, and which most dread?"The boy sharpened."Has anyone told you stories of Beowulf, who was King before me?” the King asked."You are my King, and I have no other before you,” he said, grinding the metal."No, no, not me. I am just what was left over. A small man who managed to survive from an age of heroes. I am not one of those men who warred with giants and the monsters they bred. It is of Ecgtheow's son, Beowulf whom I would speak. A true Geat and a true King. I am…” the King faltered, not wanting to give voice to the full depth of his failings.“But you,” the King continued with a wry smile, “You are not a Geat. You were brought here. A Scyllan collected on a raid? Scyllan like those who camp outside our walls?“This earned the King one sharp nod.“Did you know that I was also taken? I am by birth a Scythian. Only my people never came to rescue me.”“You mock me.”“A little. I mock myself more. None in that horde at the bottom of the hill will recognize you, nor will claim you if they do. Not in the heat of battle which is to come. It is well you sharpen that knife. You will need a blade, ere the morrow is finished with us. And just as you will need that blade, I will need every man and boy if any of us are to survive.”"As my Liege says.”“I can see the murder in your eye. You would kill me with that knife of yours, drop over the wall into the snow, and take your chances with the Scyllans.” The blade stopped grinding against the stone.“Who told you?”“No one told me, boy. Do you imagine you are the only slave who has ever had hate in his heart? But you fear for your skin, if not for your soul, and that makes a coward of you, as it did of me."Are you a Christian, then? Like those at the bottom of my hill? One true God, eh? I can see a God with one eye, but one God? Only one!?!” He paused trying to make sense of it. “It’s too bleak. What if he doesn’t pick your side in the battle? That's it, eh? What happens when there are two armies of your own kind? Is your God torn then? How does he decide?”“The Lord, my God, protects the meek.”“Haven't you heard the songs they sing around their campfires? Far from meek. They believe victory is in their grasp. They are no heroes. They are small men like the rest of us. They are not on the scale of the ones who came before, of Beowulf.“When the Geats took me they came out of the mist, like a nightmare. They had drawn their long ships up upon our shores in the dead of night. It takes a brave man to sail by the light of the moon. The kind of a man who is not afraid of swimming alone in the open ocean even among monsters."They rode our village down on short ponies, stubby little animals, not like these noble steeds,” He gestured to the drowsing horses around him. “I thought it was funny when I saw those warriors coming through the morning fog on ponies. But I stopped laughing when I heard my mother scream.“When she was pierced by a spear. I could only stand there, unable to believe that she was dead. As I tried to get her to rise, I was knocked down. I rolled under a cart. For a time I hid my face as battle rang out around me. I thought that if I did not open my eyes again until my mother called me, she would not be dead.“It was when I heard my father cry out that I opened them. The battle was all but over. The village was ablaze. But even so, my father called out for their leader, for him to fight, in the old way, man to man, to settle the battle.“They cut him down?" asked the lad, warming to the tale."That's what you or I would have done, because you and I are small men of good sense and low cunning, but it is not what Beowulf did. My father was a blacksmith, a huge man. I still remember how he fought with his sword in one hand and his hammer in the other. He kept five men at bay as he yelled his challenge.“Then a voice called ‘Halt!’ A man in a battered shirt of chainmail dismounted and removed his helmet. Those eyes. Such a gaze Beowulf had. And why not? He had seen wonders and terrors as have now been banished from our gentled earth. Even before I knew his tale, I could see the memories of those things reflected in his eyes. In a few generations, they will just be stories, only good for scaring children. But to see those eyes for yourself, lad, was to know that those things were not tales. That once they had been real."Beowulf, was not even a King then. He was just a mighty captain, deep in the bloody work of carving out a domain from the world of men. He drew his sword and cast it aside, just threw it away as you might a discard a chicken bone you had just gnawed clean. Even I knew you shouldn't treat a weapon like that, but swords had failed him in the past, and he no longer trusted them.“He walked right up to my father, within range of both his sword and hammer, and looked him in the eye. It is still strange that my father did nothing. As I see it now, he could have just stabbed him,” the King thrust the tip of his sword into the coals, causing the guttering flames to flare and jump, “just like that. But my father stood there, until Beowulf said, ‘Well?’”“Then my father swung and Beowulf spun out of the way. He grabbed my father’s arm as he turned. My father tried to break free, but Beowulf just laughed. Not a deep laugh, but a surprised chuckle. Before my father thought to swing the hammer, there was a snapping noise. Beowulf broke my father’s arm and then stabbed him with his own sword."I could hear nothing. I could think nothing. The horror of it has never left me. And even though I have done horrible things and ordered worse, it is that day I have carried with me.”The stable boy’s jaw was hanging open. He shut it with a clacking of teeth. “Beowulf looked at my father’s sword and the blood on it in disgust, then hurled it into the woods. He turned his back and walked away. Even though I was only a boy of six, I went for him. I loved my mother and my father. What was left for me but a good death in battle and a place in the mead hall of Valhalla? I picked up my father’s hammer and charged. So strange, I was not afraid of death then. But now, having seen so much of it...” The King paused with the strangeness of his realization.The stable boy asked, “What happened?”“He backhanded me into the mud. I struggled to rise. Hell, I struggled to breathe. He said, ‘You’ve got fight in you.’ Then everything went black.”“And then?” the stable boy asked.The King shrugged. “The stable, just like you. And while I hated the man who had killed my mother, my father, and my entire village, I was powerless to do anything about it.”The King pointed at the boy with his sword. “People were less trusting then. They didn’t let me have a knife. Not at first. I had to learn to hide my hate to get a chance at revenge.”“And did you?”“Did I what?”“Kill him? Isn’t that how you became King?”“That is how one becomes a victor. And there is a world of difference between winning a Kingdom and keeping it.”“But did you?”The King smiled. “And why should I tell you my tale as you glare at me from across my own fire?" When the boy did not answer, the King said, "I will make you a bargain. I need every man tomorrow. But, I do not think you are fully committed to our cause.”The boy smiled for the first time.“So I will tell you my tale, and if it convinces you that I am a King worth fighting for…”The boy spat on the stone and resumed grinding the edge.“Then you will fight for us at dawn.”“It’s a false bargain,” said the boy, “If I don’t agree to fight for you, you will have me killed.”“I could kill you now. If I cry out, even if you do manage to slip your well-sharpened blade between my ribs, you will die within moments.”“If I listen and do not agree, will you let me go?”“No,” said the King. “I will do better. I will cast aside my sword, like mighty Beowulf, and give you the chance to slip your knife in my belly.”“Why would you do that?”The King sighed and cracked one of his knees. “Because I’m old and tired. Because I am no hero, and not much of a King, at least not in the way that men once were Kings. Tomorrow I die, one way or another. I do not believe in the stinginess of just one God, but such Gods as I believe in… well, let’s just say, I have been a King long enough to appreciate how convenient it is that the only way to get into Valhalla is for man to die in battle.”“You are a godless man,” said the stable boy, not a question, but a statement of fact.“So you can kill me, and it will seem that I committed suicide. My men will break, perhaps there will be no battle. But like as not they — your good Christian Scyllans — will kill everyone in the name of their One True God anyway. You’ll be dead. I’ll be dead. But since all of that seems fated to happen anyway, at least you will have the satisfaction of your revenge.”For a long time there was silence. Then the knife touched the stone again. “Deal,” said the boy.“First, what is your name?”“Hargth.”“Very well, Hargth. My name, my true name, is Wiglaf. And this is my tale.” Get full access to How It's Written by Patrick E. McLean at patrickemclean.substack.com/subscribe
Welcome to Special Episode, Elevate: The Official Podcast of Elite Agent Magazine, hosted by Samantha McLean. In this episode, Samantha McLean the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Elite Agent and Host of the Elevate Podcast and Leanne Pilkington discuss lockdowns, the vaccination debate and the top podcast takeaways From the vaccination debate to lockdown slump, there's some big issues at play in real estate at the moment. In this podcast Elite Agent's Samantha McLean and Courageous Conversations host Leanne Pilkington tackle them head on. Drawing on key takeaways from recent podcasts, they discuss what agents should be doing in lockdown, what's likely to happen in the coming weeks and how agents can prepare for the period ahead. Samantha and Leanne note right now is the opportunity to set yourself up for the long-awaited comeback, and it could be as soon as October this year. The pair also recap their favourite takeaways from recent podcasts including interviews with Michael Sheargold and Steve Carroll, looking at how agents have overcome adversity, why leadership is critical, and the role real estate professionals should be playing in their community. “If your database needs a little bit of tweaking. If you don't know how to use your CRM as well as you should, if your listing presentation isn't up to scratch, now is the time. Do the stuff that you don't normally have the time to do now whether it's personally or at work,” Leanne Pilkington. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify or Google Podcasts.
BWR Asheville winner Sofía Gomez Villafañe joins Coach Chad and Jonathan for a deep dive on elevation training, when to train high, when to train low, using elevation tents and more. Tune in now and get faster! ---------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - Sofia's BWR Ashville experience 5:49 - How do the fitness requirements differ between gravel and XCO 9:53 - Cape Epic update and the physical toll of stage racing 12:59 - Altitude training deep dive 27:14 - Should you train at a high altitude? 1:24:58 - How to time altitude training 1:28:54 - Nutrition for long events 1:50:54 - What bike is the best all-around off-road bike 1:53:12 - Live questions and answers 1:57:48 ---------------------------------------------- STUDIES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Exercise-induced arterial hypoxemia. Dempsey, Wagner 1999: https://bit.ly/3gWGlzq 33:03 Ventilation, oxidative stress, and nitric oxide in hypobaric versus normobaric hypoxia. Faiss et al 2013: https://bit.ly/3yAjLlX 38:27 Effect of hypoxic dose on physiological responses and sea-level performance. Wilber et al 2007: https://bit.ly/2VedcrQ 47:10 Effects of incomplete pulmonary gas exchange on VO2 max. Powers et al 1985: https://bit.ly/3BEmMDF 51:30 Hyperoxic training increases work capacity after maximal training at moderate altitude. Chick et al 1993: https://bit.ly/38B9rjm 52:22 Erythrocytes retain hypoxic adenosine response for faster acclimatization upon re-ascent. Song et al 2017: https://bit.ly/3zFgMu5 56:51 Contemporary Periodization of Altitude Training for Elite Endurance Athletes Mujika et al 2019: https://bit.ly/38xieCO 1:12:04 Application of Live Low-Train High for Enhancing Normoxic Exercise Performance in Team Sport Athletes. Mclean et al 2014: https://bit.ly/3zMkr9y 1:25:36 ---------------------------------------------- LEARN MORE ABOUT ADAPTIVE TRAINING Adaptive Training Video: https://youtu.be/gE2yPYZ15ew Adaptive Training: What it is, how to use it: https://bit.ly/3dIRClW How Adaptive Training Makes You Faster: https://bit.ly/2ZNfWLq Request priority access for here: https://bit.ly/3oR8Els ---------------------------------------------- ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING'S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals. Build Your Custom Plan: https://bit.ly/3oR8sme Train Together with Group Workouts: https://bit.ly/3fkaYyd Get Started: https://bit.ly/3unoSnx ---------------------------------------------- SUCCESSFUL ATHLETES PODCAST Listen to the Successful Athletes Podcast now!: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/SAP ---------------------------------------------- SCIENCE OF GETTING FASTER PODCAST Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast now!: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/SOGF ---------------------------------------------- STAY IN TOUCH Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad
Jodie McLean is the CEO of EDENS, one of the nation's leading private owners, operators and developers of retail real estate. McLean has focused on transforming brick-and-mortar shopping malls into lifestyle destinations that reflect consumer preferences. As people return to in-person experiences, retailers are hitting some challenges. McLean joins Washington Post deputy editorial page editor Karen Tumulty to discuss how staffing and supply chain issues, as well as continued health safety concerns, are changing the retail experience post-COVID.
This is the second in our meet the hiker series and an opportunity to meet our hiker Josh Stueve. Before we get to Josh, we do want to thank our amazing sponsors and donors who've helped us raise over $23,000 right now to support Youth on Course efforts here in Virginia. Obviously walking 100-holes in a day takes strength and endurance and our friends at Adams Performance have come on as our official fitness, training and recovery sponsor. You may recall me having Dr. Kyle Adams on the podcast earlier in the season. Kyle himself is TPI certified and his team works with a ton of athletes and golfers ranging from guys who play in VSGA Super-Senior events to kids playing high school golf. Learn more about getting your athletic edge at AdamsPerformanceRVA.com. We also have apparel donations from our friends at Cutter & Buck and Turtleson. Both Cutter & Buck and Turtleson will be outfitting our hikers for this challenge and when you make a Cutter & Buck purchase through VSGA.org/store, a portion of the purchase in donated back to the VSGA so please check that out and use promo code VSGA25 for 25% off regular priced items across their site. And lastly our friends at GolfDom in McLean, Virginia. Buddy Christensen, owner of GolfDom, is another former guest on the podcast and GolfDom has a huge selection of equipment, apparel and services for golfers at every stage of the game. We're grateful for their support and hope you'll visit GolfDomGolf.com to shop their site or learn more. So…like I said before, our guest this week is Josh Stevie, Josh lives in northern Virginia, works in DC and plays golf all over Virginia and the United States. You may have seen him on Instagram as DC Linksouldier or in the catalogs for the Oceanside, California brand Linksoul. It's been a pleasure getting to know Josh during my time with the VSGA and I'm sure you'll enjoy this conversation with Josh Stueve.
Adam is pleased to welcome Don McLean to the podcast at the top of Part 2. Adam asks Don for his thoughts on the Madonna cover of ‘American Pie', and they go on to talk about Don's songwriting process. They also chat about interesting album covers, how ‘American Pie' finally came together, and planning a world tour for next year. Later, Gina reads news stories about Texas' new anti-abortion law, Rose McGowan's beef with Oprah, Mike Richards out as Jeopardy's executive producer, and a new Amy Winehouse biopic in the works. As the show wraps up, the guys comment on a couple more stories about llamas possibly holding the cure to COVID, and Bud Light's fall flavored hard seltzers. Please support today's sponsors: JBweld.com - World's Strongest Bond For Sleeper Fantasy App Go Here: https://go.slpr.link/Carolla SimpliSafe.com/ADAM Apartments.com TommyJohn.com/ADAM Lifelock.com enter ADAM Geico.com PlutoTV
Co-hosts Alex Moss and Burton DeWitt are back with a new episode. First, József Rucska (11:12) calls in ahead of his PDC European Tour debut, and looks back on his career so far, explains the infamous glasses, and if they will make an appearance in Hungary this weekend. Then, former major finalist Shayne Burgess (43:15) stops by with Matthew Kiernan for a chat during the Tonbridge Open last weekend. Next, the tournament director of the WDDA World Championship and World Cup, Liz McLean, (53:15) calls in ahead of the two tournaments to talk all things disability darts. Enjoy! *** Sponsorship available! Want your business advertised on the show? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details! *** Enjoy our podcast? Make a one-off donation on our new Ko-Fi page here: ko-fi.com/weeklydartscast Support us on Patreon from just $2(+VAT): patreon.com/WeeklyDartscast Thank you to our Patreon members: Phil Moss, Gordon Skinner, Jan Echtermann, Thomas Page, Terence Harrison, Bill Richards
Our Special Guest today is Sophie McLean. Sophie's mission is to contribute to the creation of a new culture for humankind; or the shift from Homo Sapiens to Homo Spiritus, as Dr. David Hawkins so beautifully wrote. As a wisdom teacher, Sophie has spent decades leading transformational seminars to over 80,000 people around the world, of all ethnicities, ages, religions and social backgrounds – all engaged with the universal existential questions of “Who and what am I?” and “What is my life about?” Her seminar and podcast topics span both human and metaphysical dimensions – exposing and deconstructing the automatic ego, consciousness, freedom, love, stress, anxiety, fear, relationships, health, sex, money, ownership, leadership, spirituality, creation and evolution, the feminine and the masculine, responsibility, and making an effective, actionable difference in the world. Connect with Sophie Website https://sophiemclean.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/smc.mclean https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiemcmclean/ Free Gift for You A free Core Values Worksheet to help you determine what your core values are: https://a-teague-of-your-own.newzenler.com/f/core-values-sheet
DC based Andy's Pizza won the top prize at the International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas. Andy's Pizza owner Andy Brown won the traditional pizza prize with a Manhattan style cheese pie. There are locations in McLean and DC. Chefs in DC are getting together to help Afghan Refugees in need. Albi, Bammy's, Chiko, and Grazie Grazie will feature sandwiches at Belly Full, a pop-up based out of Grazie Grazie at the Wharf, from Thursday, September 2, through Sunday, September 5. The sandwiches will cost $14, and with the proceeds going to Kind Works. Bar owners of Public Option on Rhode Island Ave in DC welcomed a regular to live in the bar during the lockdown. Matthew Stoss shares his story in the Washington City Paper, his only responsibility to the owners, taking care of their 2 cats. The Henrico County Public Schools Board in Virginia recently had a session relating to students' safety and wellbeing. After one woman finished her testimony, a school board member asked the next person to step up, Phil McCrackin. The prank included many other names, the video has since gone viral with 7 million views and counting. Links: International Pizza Challenge: International Pizza Challenge Andy's Pizza: Andy's Pizza Four Chefs Join Forces For Afghan Fundraiser: Four Chefs Join Forces For Afghan Fundraiser Guy Lives in A Bar for 6 Months: Guy Lives in A Bar for 6 Months School Board Pranks: School Board Pranks From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming Podcast Descriptor for the bottom of the descriptor: From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy + Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: @CityShopGirl
Don McLeanTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Don McLean. Legendary singer / songwriter; Don is most known for his super smash hit AMERICAN PIE, which was released FIFTY YEARS AGO this year! In this episode, Don and I chat about: some of his songs, his new and upcoming projects, including: a new album of originals, a new album of covers, a new documentary, a play, a movie, and a new children's book called "American Pie: A Fable" which drops in October. Then he tells us about the true story behind the hit song "Killing Me Softly"; which is not his song, but has a very interesting connection that I bet you didn't know about. Don was kind enough to let me play some of his classic songs during this episode, as well as one of the covers off of his new album of covers called "Still Playin Favorites". Be sure to check out his website for upcoming tour dates (covid permitting). Don McLean is a legend, a brilliant poet and songwriter; but more importantly, he was a super king and generous to me! Enjoy this conversation with a LEGEND.Follow Don on social media:Twit: @DonMcLeanInsta: @TheDonMcLeanFB: Don McLean (Musician)Website: DonMcLean.com
Karen Briscoe is principal owner of the Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group (HBC) with Keller Williams, located in McLean, Virginia. The HBC Group has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the 250 Top Realtor® teams in the United States. Since 1977, HBC Group has sold more than 1,500 homes valued at more than $1.5 billion. The team consistently sells over one hundred residential properties annually, ranging from multi-million-dollar luxury estates to condominiums and townhomes. Primary market areas include Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland, and Washington, DC. Karen began her real estate career developing residential lots with the Trammell Crow Company in Dallas, Texas. In Northern Virginia, she worked in commercial real estate with The Staubach Company prior to entering residential sales. Karen earned a Master's degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and received her BA from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri—her hometown. [00:01 - 05:20] Opening Segment A Mega Real Estate Agent Karen shares about her daily real estate experience “Do you have five minutes today?” and starting a new world [05:21 - 12:10] The 5 Minute Success Model Why everything begins with creating value Why You Should Commit to Get Leads Consulting to Sell Connect to Build and Grow All About Mindset and Action [12:11 - 25:00] How to Succeed in the Future Real Estate Market Karen discusses Connect to Build and GrowNo one truly succeeds alone Take and make the time Passive income is not as passive as you think it is Karen talks about the current market cycleA shortage in housing A recap on the steps of the 5 Minute Success Model [25:01 - 34:34] Closing Segment Quick break for our sponsorsGroundfloor offers short-term, high-yield real estate debt investments to the general public. Check www.passivewealthstrategy.com/groundfloor/ to get started. What is the best investment you've ever made other than your education?Bringing on her business partner to the team in 2009 Karen's worst investmentThe one she didn't make What is the most important lesson that you've learned in business and investing?The partnerships Connect with my guest. See the links below. Tweetable Quotes: “The more you invest, the greater the return is going to be.” - Karen Briscoe “If you're not seeing an opportunity, then perhaps it's the way you're looking at it.” - Karen Briscoe “One of the best inflationary vehicles is real estate.” - Karen Briscoe ------------ Connect with Karen Briscoe through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, 5 Minute Success Podcast, and https://www.5minutesuccess.com/. Invest passively in multiple commercial real estate assets such as apartments, self storage, medical facilities, hotels and more through https://www.passivewealthstrategy.com/crowdstreet/ Participate directly in real estate investment loans on a fractional basis. Go to www.passivewealthstrategy.com/groundfloor/ and get ready to invest on your own terms. LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes
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Jim McLean is one of the most well-known golf instructors in the world, and he joins Travis Fulton for today's episode of the Stripe Show Podcast where they talk all things teaching! These next few weeks we are focused on the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and McLean discusses what his player Russell Henley needs to do to win on the PGA Tour, the difference between teaching now and "back in the day," and so much more insight you won't want to miss from Jim! Presented by OnCore Golf
Last week, I told you the first part of the story of 8-year-old Rica Rountree, who DCFS left in her father's home despite clear evidence that she was being abused. After Rica died on January 26, 2019, investigators found disturbing cell phone videos of Rica's abuse and arrested her father's girlfriend, Cindy Baker. In this episode, I'll go over the rest of Rica's story, including the trial of Cindy Baker and subsequent developments.This is the story of a sweet, kind little girl who could make anyone smile and who loved her dolls like they were her own children. It's also the story of the failure of Illinois' Department of Children and Family Services to protect yet another vulnerable child from targeted and obvious child abuse. In next week's episode, you'll hear my conversation with Rica's mother, Ann Rountree, who is relentless in her mission to protect other children from suffering her daughter's fate. This is part 2 of the horrific story of Rica Rountree.Links discussed in today's episode:Justice 4 Rica Jae Rountree Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/justice4ricajaeJustice 4 Rica Jae Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/justice4ricajae/ Justice 4 Rica Jae Foundation website: https://justice4ricajae.orgLabyrinth Made Goods website: www.labyrinthmadegoods.comPhotos related to today's episode can be viewed on Facebook and Instagram:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sufferthelittlechildrenpodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sufferthelittlechildrenpodYou can also follow the podcast on: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sufferthelittlechildrenpodcast Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/STLCpodTumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/sufferthelittlechildrenpodPinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sufferthelittlechildrenpodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@STLCpod My Linktree is available here: https://linktr.ee/stlcpod Visit the podcast's web page at https://www.sufferthelittlechildrenpod.com. Please help make the show my full-time gig to keep the weekly episodes coming! By supporting me on Patreon, you'll also access rewards, including a shout-out by name on the podcast and exclusive gifts! (www.patreon.com/STLCpod) This podcast is researched, written, hosted, edited, and produced by Laine. For more stories like this one, visit https://sufferthelittlechildrenblog.com.Music for this episode is from https://audiojungle.net. Subscribe to Suffer the Little Children:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/suffer-the-little-children/id1499010711Google Podcasts: https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.google.android.music&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/I5mx3lacxpdkhssmk2n22csf32u?t%3DSuffer_the_Little_Children%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/suffer-the-little-childrenPandora: https://www.pandora.com/podcast/suffer-the-little-children/PC:61848?part=PC:61848&corr=podcast_organic_external_site&TID=Brand:POC:PC61848:podcast_organic_external_siteSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0w98Tpd3710BZ0u036T1KEiHeartRadio: https://iheart.com/podcast/77891101/ ...or on your favorite podcast listening platform.
Welcome to the 46th episode of Wild Society! On July 30, 2008, Vince Li boarded a Greyhound bus bound for Winnipeg, Canada. The seat he chose was next to a young man named Tim McLean. Three hours after boarding, Li suddenly pulled out a large knife and stabbed McLean. What transpired after that moment would horrify a nation and forever change how you think about traveling by bus.The world was shocked at the tragic death of 24 year old James Dean. He was an up and coming actor, paving the way for a new generation in the film industry, when his life was cut short due to a car accident. After his death, many strange occurrences and deaths happened that involved his crashed 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder sportscar. Was the car cursed? Was it all a coincidence? Or are the rumors too crazy to be true?Check out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us case ideas, or personal stories hereVince Li Sources:Criminal MindsRankerAll That's InterestingMurderpediaWikipediaYouTubeLittle Bastard Sources:BiographyBack to Golden DaysLA TimesHollywood ReporterHagertyPJ StarUnderworld TalesAutomotive MapUSA TodayThe TribuneWikipedia
!Trigger Warning! This episode touches on abusive relationships, so please protect your mental health and skip the episode, or seek help if you are affected. Welcome to Breaking Mum and Dad: The Podcast! This is the podcast that talks all about parental mental health, the highs and lows of parenting and everything in between.On Breaking Mum and Dad this week is the fabulous, award winning blogger Hayley McLean!Hayley and Anna touch on three big topics, Hayley's experience in an abusive relationship and how that affected her, coming through that and meeting her partner, having three kids under three, and developing a fear of birth; body positivity and what thin privilege is; and raising her daughter who identifies as trans. Listen by clicking ‘Play', subscribe on iTunes and please do rate and review to help spread the word. Look out for new episodes every Wednesday and keep the conversation going.@annawilliamsonofficial
This week the guys are joined by special guest Paul "Cross" McLean of the Comics and the Cross Podcast and talk about Hades, new job opportunities, back to school time, superhero movies/TV shows, and much more! We begin with life updates. Topic begins at 59:05! Find Cross of the Comics and the Cross Podcast: twitch.tv/comicsandthecross @comicsandcross on Twitter Discord link: www.discord.gg/sD3zkfG Now on Patreon! Patreon link: www.patreon.com/theGMGpod Lucas Ham Swisher twitter.com/mttgbrazilteam Patrick Novosel twitter.com/HollywoodBones_ Ronnie Johantges twitter.com/RonnieJohantges Marc Boucher twitter.com/Musique829 twitter.com/TheGMGPodcast www.facebook.com/TheGMGpodcast www.instagram.com/thegmgpodcast/ YouTube: www.YouTube.com/GMGpod Leave a voicemail at 929-464-4897 or 929-GMG-Guys All Podcast Services: t.co/IoEnBbt3CO?amp=1 Discord link: discord.gg/sD3zkfG Streaming Channels: Twitch: www.Twitch.tv/HollywoodBones Twitch: www.Twitch.tv/TheGoodMorningGuys YouTube: www.YouTube.com/GMGpod Twitch: www.twitch.tv/kristherock13 Listen as Lucas, Patrick, Marc, and Ronnie also talk about video games, TV, movies, sports, but most importantly, life...the greatest and most difficult game of all. And you shouldn't go at it alone, so we are gonna do it with you on this fine morning.
Matt details his week leading up to a 10km time trial. Matt and Zacca talk about the pros and cons of a time trial and Matt runs through how his went. Zacca rolls out another consistent week and gets rolling in a couple of sessions, as he focuses getting his 10km speed back. Following the influx of runners with the closure of many gyms during lockdown, a listener question comes in about what sort of sessions would be good for someone building for a half marathon. Matt and Zacca discuss the importance of some of the fundamentals, finding a balance, running to time and not needing to cover the whole distance in training. Zacca and Matt also go through some amazing results in ‘around the grounds'. Some huge efforts being thrown down even with the cancellations of races. Sammy ‘Show Dog' Mclean jumps on to join Zacca and Matt in reviewing the Mizuno Wave Sky 05. Sammy provides a brief overview of where the Mizuno Sky sits on the wall at The Running Company Yarraville. He also discusses a brief history around Mizuno, its premium cushion, key updates on the 05 edition of the shoe and the types of runners it would suit. They all then share their personal experience with the shoe and how it would sit in their shoe rotation. Partners Yarraville Running Company, shop online @ https://www.therunningcompany.com.au/yarraville/ https://www.instagram.com/therunningcompany_yarraville/?hl=en Medal Displays helps you organise and celebrate your achievements with a range of display items made for runners! www.medaldisplays.com.au Premium, Fast and Sustainable Running Socks www.oatrunning.com Run2PB Links Socials Run2PB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJxkh-FgU2Wsork-18PfSUA Find us here at: https://www.run2pb.co/better-with-running-podcast Review on us: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-with-running/id1506419354
A repost of one of the most popular episodes of our show Undaunted: Conversations with Radical Peacemakers. Listen to the rest of Season 1 at the top of this feed, and stay tuned for Season 2 airing this Fall. --In our season 1 finale, we hear from lawyer, activist, and founder of Justice Defenders, Alexander McLean. Alexander joined us earlier this year to discuss his work defending and empowering the defenseless in prisons and on death row across Uganda and Kenya. Alexander has an unparalleled ability to see the dignity in every human being, and the work of Justice Defenders is righting the wrongs of broken systems across East Africa and the world. In the face of injustice and suffering, he has chosen the deeper work of justice, presence and hope—the work of peacemaking. Learn more about Justice Defenders
Pinch me, because legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean is in the house. BEST known for his iconic hit, “American Pie,” about the loss of innocence during the early rock and roll generation, Don joins me to talk about life, his new album, upcoming tour dates, and so much more. I had the privilege of interviewing him recently, and you might say we got each other. I told him I felt like his lyrics were more like poetry, and felt the joy and pains he experienced in life through his music. There's so much to talk about. Join me for our interview where we'll talk about his early years, losing his dad at a young age, what his influences are, what he listens to, and more. Perhaps you might have a question for Don, and if you do, please reach out here. Thank you, #DonMcLean, for the music, and for taking the time to speak with us on #DeborahKobyltLIVE. Find our interview on all video and audio platforms. #DeborahZaraKobylt #AmericanPie #Legend #donmclean #LandOftheFreeHomeFree #Music #Musician #MusicLegend
"If you reach this place of peace and harmony in your life, then whatever you are up to in your business will be directly impacted and will be a direct reflection of your internal state.” Sophie McClean The concept of self-awareness may sound simple and straightforward, but most people find it difficult to practice it. The importance of practicing self-awareness is, however, critical and most especially for leaders since it determines how efficient they are in leading and winning others. This is according to our guest today, Sophie McClean, who believes that there is limitless power in self-awareness. Sophie McLean's mission is to contribute to the creation of a new culture for humankind, or the shift from Homo Sapiens to Homo Spiritus, as Dr. David Hawkins so beautifully wrote. Born in Algeria, educated in Morocco and France, with a professional career in the USA and UK, Sophie has led an eventful life. She has been a helicopter pilot, a teacher, a designer, a relief worker, a war refugee, a CEO, and served as a United Nations representative on The Commission on the Status of Women's Hunger Project. She has been shot at, shipwrecked, and widowed. She has lived on a farm, a boat, a penthouse, and in an ashram. As a wisdom teacher, Sophie has spent decades leading transformational seminars to over 80,000 people around the world, of all ethnicities, ages, religions, and social backgrounds – all engaged with the universal existential questions of "Who and what am I?" and "What is my life about?" Her seminar and podcast topics span both human and metaphysical dimensions – exposing and deconstructing the automatic ego, consciousness, freedom, love, stress, anxiety, fear, relationships, health, sex, money, ownership, leadership, spirituality, creation and evolution, the feminine and the masculine, responsibility, and making an effective, actionable difference in the world. Sophie engages people in a rigorous review of their life and systematically questioning their conclusions on the basis that without examining our network of ideas, beliefs, social and cultural judgments, and our assumptions about the world, those are transformed into constraints. Her interest is in the nature of what it means to be human. In today's episode, we will be diving into the world of self-awareness to discuss the importance of stepping back and slowing down to first understand the self before stepping out to lead people. Our guest will as well be telling us why she believes that non-attachment is a great quality when it comes to effective leadership. Listen in! Social Media: https://sophiemclean.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiemcmclean/ https://www.facebook.com/smc.mclean https://www.facebook.com/groups/Thinkingconsciously / https://www.instagram.com/sophiemclean.accesstoawareness/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrZBvM6bUXstyoB1uIhIxzg?view_as=subscriber I have always had this impulse of leading an extraordinary life. [2:37] One of the biggest risks for me is to examine who we are as human beings and to elevate our consciousness constantly. [2:55] I moved back to New York in 2019 and started a business called access to awareness, and I was committed to giving the gift of awareness to people. [3:44] Everyone has that gift but has not practiced and realized that awareness is the ultimate power [4:03] It is all about examining what your life is all about, who you are, your mission and what you want to accomplish. [4:34] If you reach this place of peace and harmony in your life, then whatever you are up to in your business will be directly impacted and will be a direct reflection of your internal state [6:40] Many people at the beginning of the pandemic were telling me they can't wait to go back to the way things were before the pandemic, but now they are saying they don't want to go back but move forward. [7:03] That is the evolution of human consciousness from Homo Sapiens to Homo Spiritus. [7:16] There is pain, fear, and anxiety, but the faster we dive into that shift, the quicker the pain will disappear. [8:10] If we resist and try to hold into what we had, then the suffering becomes more intense. [8:28] The question in my mind, which I don't have the answer to, is how much light needs to be shone on how many things before we shift our consciousness. [10:07] If you hold a context that it is all perfect and fall in love with reality, and you are able to dance with whatever the symphony of life is, then you will be able to weather it well. [11:01] There are two kinetic energies in elevating self, and one is the space of love while the other one is suffering. [12:55] The problem is, if we look at the history of humankind, we have always elevated ourselves through suffering. [13:12] The possibility of practicing awareness as a way of being is to not go to the suffering before you are awake. [13:37] Before the pandemic, we were so busy, and there was so much noise that we never took the time to slow down. [16:16] Mostly with leaders, the first thing I have to do is teach them to slow down and having them see it as a pleasurable, worthwhile, useful, and life-giving distinction. [16:35] Commercial Break [17:51] When I started my business two years ago, I was by myself; I experienced a kind of force field where the business was pulling me to do things the way everybody else was trying to do. [19:36] I can't do everything like everybody else and be unique; that is by definition not possible. [20:08] When you bring awareness and realize that there is this world of agreement and that if you start into it, you will disappear into it, then you need to stand [20:41] The only way I am going to deal with this force field while not giving up on my business would be standing right there in my commitment and what I want to produce. [21:32] You need to give up doubts, guilt and give up attachment [21:45] Non- attachment is great for leadership because then you are free, which allows for self-expression, listening, communication, and risk-taking. [23:22] The universal rule is you always reap what you sow [25:50] If you are attached, you literally tie yourself somewhere, and you can't move. [26:00] Resources The Call of the Soul [Free Course] Your Soul's Journey [5 Month, Live, Online deep dive] …………………………………………………. Thank you to our July Sponsor: Entrepreneur's Guide to Financial Well-Being Imagine starting a long journey without a map…or even a clear idea of the obstacles ahead. That's exactly what it's like for entrepreneurs who start companies with a lot of passion, but without the financial expertise to grow and scale their businesses and create long-term wealth for their families. Wayne Titus shows you how to find a financial adviser who can help you map a better journey. In his book, The Entrepreneur's Guide to Financial Well-Being. With the right adviser at your side, you'll have the freedom to focus on what really matters to you. 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Jason heads to downtown Louisville to the Louisville Thoroughbred Society to talk with Gene McLean. They talk about the LTS, Gene's career as a sportswriter covering horse racing and baseball, working in racing politics, and much more!