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Christ Crucified Fellowship
God Is Love: Its Meaning, Manifestation, & Mandate

Christ Crucified Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 50:00


The PCOS Nutritionist Podcast
Do people with PCOS have a lower metabolic rate?

The PCOS Nutritionist Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 48:07


Something I hear thrown around a lot in the PCOS community is that people with PCOS have a lower metabolic rate. But is that actually the case? I think there's a lot of confusion about this. Given that for many with PCOS ‘unexplained' weight gain is a problem, there are a lot of assumptions made that this is due to the fact that we must naturally have lower metabolic rates. Our metabolisms are extremely adaptive because for our body, the goal is always to survive — no matter what. In my time in this field, I have done a lot of work with people on their metabolic rates and seen a range. One patient I worked with had a resting metabolic rate of 900. Meaning she had to eat under 900 calories to even entertain the idea of weight loss. Sustainable? Abso-fucking-lutely NOT! The thing is, we aren't BORN with metabolic rates this low. I don't want anyone to feel like they're doomed to eating 1200 (or worse, 800!) calories a day to not gain weight — because you're absolutely not!Understanding about metabolic rates, PCOS and weight is not something that can be simply condensed down into a few hundred words on instagram, hence me not really posting much about it! But I think it's something I really need to touch on as there's so much misinformation out there around this topic. So in today's episode of The PCOS Nutritionist Podcast, I'm debunking all of the myths and misconceptions around PCOS and metabolic rates.Struggling with your weight no matter how low calorie you go? Wondering if your metabolism is wrecked from dieting? Repairing your metabolic rate is no easy feat and is definitely something you want to work with someone on. But firstly, we want to determine that root cause. That way we can help you solidify those habits before we go gungho into meddling with calories! I can help you with all of these things in The PCOS Protocol. You don't have to do this all alone and you don't have to be restrictive in order to get on top of these symptoms you're experiencing.This episode is for you if:You struggle to lose weight, no matter how low calorie you goChronic dieting has been a part of your PCOS journeyYou have (or think you have) insulin resistanceYou've heard that metabolic rates are lower because of PCOSSome things we cover in this episode:What is metabolic rate?How do we measure metabolic rate?What influences metabolic rate?Non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT)FFM and Metabolic RateIs it decreased in PCOS?How to bring metabolic rate back upResources and References:Relationship between resting metabolic rate and the composition of the fat-free massMy Book: Getting Pregnant with PCOSLinks to our programs:The PCOS ProtocolEggducated

Bros Before Hoes
Cuss Words: the deep, analytical meaning of them

Bros Before Hoes

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 92:00


Okay, sit down and get ready to learn. Greenchef: go to http://greenchef.com/lucasjacob130 and use code "lucasjacob130" to get $130 off, plus free shipping: Warby Parker: Try 5 pairs of glasses at home for free at http://warbyparker.com/lucasjacob (US shipping only) bro show number: 515-612-6538 Watch the video form of the podcast: https://www.youtube.com/lucasjacobpodcast Follow us on everything! @LucasCruikshank @jacobcruik Follow the podcast stuff! https://twitter.com/thebroshowpod https://www.instagram.com/thebroshowpod/ Email us topics/stories/opinions to discuss on an upcoming episode: lucasjacobpodcast@gmail.com

Screaming in the Cloud
The re:Invent Wheel in the Sky Keeps on Turning with Pete Cheslock

Screaming in the Cloud

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 54:52


About PetePete does many startup things at Allma. Links: Last Tweet in AWS: https://lasttweetinaws.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/petecheslock LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petecheslock/ TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part byLaunchDarkly. Take a look at what it takes to get your code into production. I'm going to just guess that it's awful because it's always awful. No one loves their deployment process. What if launching new features didn't require you to do a full-on code and possibly infrastructure deploy? What if you could test on a small subset of users and then roll it back immediately if results aren't what you expect? LaunchDarkly does exactly this. To learn more, visitlaunchdarkly.com and tell them Corey sent you, and watch for the wince.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friends at Redis, the company behind the incredibly popular open source database that is not the bind DNS server. If you're tired of managing open source Redis on your own, or you're using one of the vanilla cloud caching services, these folks have you covered with the go to manage Redis service for global caching and primary database capabilities; Redis Enterprise. To learn more and deploy not only a cache but a single operational data platform for one Redis experience, visit redis.com/hero. Thats r-e-d-i-s.com/hero. And my thanks to my friends at Redis for sponsoring my ridiculous non-sense.  Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. I am joined—as is tradition, for a post re:Invent wrap up, a month or so later, once everything is time to settle—by my friend and yours, Pete Cheslock. Pete, how are you?Pete: Hi, I'm doing fantastic. New year; new me. That's what I'm going with.Corey: That's the problem. I keep hoping for that, but every time I turn around, it's still me. And you know, honestly, I wouldn't wish that on anyone.Pete: Exactly. [laugh]. I wouldn't wish you on me either. But somehow I keep coming back for this.Corey: So, in two-thousand twenty—or twenty-twenty, as the children say—re:Invent was fully virtual. And that felt weird. Then re:Invent 2021 was a hybrid event which, let's be serious here, is not really those things. They had a crappy online thing and then a differently crappy thing in person. But it didn't feel real to me because you weren't there.That is part of the re:Invent tradition. There's a midnight madness thing, there's a keynote where they announce a bunch of nonsense, and then Pete and I go and have brunch on the last day of re:Invent and decompress, and more or less talk smack about everything that crosses our minds. And you weren't there this year. I had to backfill you with Tim Banks. You know, the person that I backfield you with here at The Duckbill Group as a principal cloud economist.Pete: You know, you got a great upgrade in hot takes, I feel like, with Tim.Corey: And other ways, too, but it's rude of me to say that to you directly. So yeah, his hot takes are spectacular. He was going to be doing this with me, except you cannot mess with tradition. You really can't.Pete: Yeah. I'm trying to think how many—is this third year? It's at least three.Corey: Third or fourth.Pete: Yeah, it's at least three. Yeah, it was, I don't want to say I was sad to not be there because, with everything going on, it's still weird out there. But I am always—I'm just that weird person who actually likes re:Invent, but not for I feel like the reasons people think. Again, I'm such an extroverted-type person, that it's so great to have this, like, serendipity to re:Invent. The people that you run into and the conversations that you have, and prior—like in 2019, I think was a great example because that was the last one I had gone to—you know, having so many conversations so quickly because everyone is there, right? It's like this magnet that attracts technologists, and venture capital, and product builders, and all this other stuff. And it's all compressed into, like, you know, that five-day span, I think is the biggest part that makes so great.Corey: The fear in people's eyes when they see me. And it was fun; I had a pair of masks with me. One of them was a standard mask, and no one recognizes anyone because, masks, and the other was a printout of my ridiculous face, which was horrifyingly uncanny, but also made it very easy for people to identify me. And depending upon how social I was feeling, I would wear one or the other, and it worked flawlessly. That was worth doing. They really managed to thread the needle, as well, before Omicron hit, but after the horrors of last year. So, [unintelligible 00:03:00]—Pete: It really—Corey: —if it were going on right now, it would not be going on right now.Pete: Yeah. I talk about really—yeah—really just hitting it timing-wise. Like, not that they could have planned for any of this, but like, as things were kind of not too crazy and before they got all crazy again, it feels like wow, like, you know, they really couldn't have done the event at any other time. And it's like, purely due to luck. I mean, absolute one hundred percent.Corey: That's the amazing power of frugality. Because the reason is then is it's the week after Thanksgiving every year when everything is dirt cheap. And, you know, if there's one thing that I one-point-seve—sorry, their stock's in the toilet—a $1.6 trillion company is very concerned about, it is saving money at every opportunity.Pete: Well, the one thing that was most curious about—so I was at the first re:Invent in-what—2012 I think it was, and there was—it was quaint, right?—there was 4000 people there, I want to say. It was in the thousands of people. Now granted, still a big conference, but it was in the Sands Convention Center. It was in that giant room, the same number of people, were you know, people's booths were like tables, like, eight-by-ten tables, right? [laugh].It had almost a DevOpsDays feel to it. And I was kind of curious if this one had any of those feelings. Like, did it evoke it being more quaint and personable, or was it just as soulless as it probably has been in recent years?Corey: This was fairly soulless because they reduced the footprint of the event. They dropped from two expo halls down to one, they cut the number of venues, but they still had what felt like 20,000 people or something there. It was still crowded, it was still packed. And I've done some diligent follow-ups afterwards, and there have been very few cases of Covid that came out of it. I quarantined for a week in a hotel, so I don't come back and kill my young kids for the wrong reasons.And that went—that was sort of like the worst part of it on some level, where it's like great. Now I could sit alone at a hotel and do some catch-up and all the rest, but all right I'd kind of like to go home. I'm not used to being on the road that much.Pete: Yeah, I think we're all a little bit out of practice. You know, I haven't been on a plane in years. I mean, the travel I've done more recently has been in my car from point A to point B. Like, direct, you know, thing. Actually, a good friend of mine who's not in technology at all had to travel for business, and, you know, he also has young kids who are under five, so he when he got back, he actually hid in a room in their house and quarantine himself in the room. But they—I thought, this is kind of funny—they never told the kids he was home. Because they knew that like—Corey: So, they just thought the house was haunted?Pete: [laugh].Corey: Like, “Don't go in the west wing,” sort of level of nonsense. That is kind of amazing.Pete: Honestly, like, we were hanging out with the family because they're our neighbors. And it was like, “Oh, yeah, like, he's in the guest room right now.” Kids have no idea. [laugh]. I'm like, “Oh, my God.” I'm like, I can't even imagine. Yeah.Corey: So, let's talk a little bit about the releases of re:Invent. And I'm going to lead up with something that may seem uncharitable, but I don't think it necessarily is. There weren't the usual torrent of new releases for ridiculous nonsense in the same way that there have been previously. There was no, this service talks to satellites in space. I mean, sure, there was some IoT stuff to manage fleets of cars, and giant piles of robots, and cool, I don't have those particular problems; I'm trying to run a website over here.So okay, great. There were enhancements to a number of different services that were in many cases appreciated, in other cases, irrelevant. Werner said in his keynote, that it was about focusing on primitives this year. And, “Why do we have so many services? It's because you asked for it… as customers.”Pete: [laugh]. Yeah, you asked for it.Corey: What have you been asking for, Pete? Because I know what I've been asking for and it wasn't that. [laugh].Pete: It's amazing to see a company continually say yes to everything, and somehow, despite their best efforts, be successful at doing it. No other company could do that. Imagine any other software technology business out there that just builds everything the customers ask for. Like from a product management business standpoint, that is, like, rule 101 is, “Listen to your customers, but don't say yes to everything.” Like, you can't do everything.Corey: Most companies can't navigate the transition between offering the same software in the Cloud and on a customer facility. So, it's like, “Ooh, an on-prem version, I don't know, that almost broke the company the last time we tried it.” Whereas you have Amazon whose product strategy is, “Yes,” being able to put together a whole bunch of things. I also will challenge the assertion that it's the primitives that customers want. They don't want to build a data center out of popsicle sticks themselves. They want to get something that solves a problem.And this has been a long-term realization for me. I used to work at Media Temple as a senior systems engineer running WordPress at extremely large scale. My websites now run on WordPress, and I have the good sense to pay WP Engine to handle it for me, instead of doing it myself because it's not the most productive use of my time. I want things higher up the stack. I assure you I pay more to WP Engine than it would cost me to run these things myself from an infrastructure point of view, but not in terms of my time.What I see sometimes as the worst of all worlds is that AWS is trying to charge for that value-added pricing without adding the value that goes along with it because you still got to build a lot of this stuff yourself. It's still a very janky experience, you're reduced to googling random blog posts to figure out how this thing is supposed to work, and the best documentation comes from externally. Whereas with a company that's built around offering solutions like this, great. In the fullness of time, I really suspect that if this doesn't change, their customers are going to just be those people who build solutions out of these things. And let those companies capture the up-the-stack margin. Which I have no problem with. But they do because Amazon is a company that lies awake at night actively worrying that someone, somewhere, who isn't them might possibly be making money somehow.Pete: I think MongoDB is a perfect example of—like, look at their stock price over the last whatever, years. Like, they, I feel like everyone called for the death of MongoDB every time Amazon came out with their new things, yet, they're still a multi-billion dollar company because I can just—give me an API endpoint and you scale the database. There's is—Corey: Look at all the high-profile hires that Mongo was making out of AWS, and I can't shake the feeling they're sitting there going, “Yeah, who's losing important things out of production now?” It's, everyone is exodus-ing there. I did one of those ridiculous graphics of the naming all the people that went over there, and in—with the hurricane evacuation traffic picture, and there's one car going the other way that I just labeled with, “Re:Invent sponsorship check,” because yeah, they have a top tier sponsorship and it was great. I've got to say I've been pretty down on MongoDB for a while, for a variety of excellent reasons based upon, more or less, how they treated customers who were in pain. And I'd mostly written it off.I don't do that anymore. Not because I inherently believe the technology has changed, though I'm told it has, but by the number of people who I deeply respect who are going over there and telling me, no, no, this is good. Congratulations. I have often said you cannot buy authenticity, and I don't think that they are, but the people who are working there, I do not believe that these people are, “Yeah, well, you bought my opinion. You can buy their attention, not their opinion.” If someone changes their opinion, based upon where they work, I kind of question everything they're telling me is, like, “Oh, you're just here to sell something you don't believe in? Welcome aboard.”Pete: Right. Yeah, there's an interview question I like to ask, which is, “What's something that you used to believe in very strongly that you've more recently changed your mind on?” And out of politeness because usually throws people back a little bit, and they're like, “Oh, wow. Like, let me think about that.” And I'm like, “Okay, while you think about that I want to give you mine.”Which is in the past, my strongly held belief was we had to run everything ourselves. “You own your availability,” was the line. “No, I'm not buying Datadog. I can build my own metric stack just fine, thank you very much.” Like, “No, I'm not going to use these outsourced load balancers or databases because I need to own my availability.”And what I realized is that all of those decisions lead to actually delivering and focusing on things that were not the core product. And so now, like, I've really flipped 180, that, if any—anything that you're building that does not directly relate to the core product, i.e. How your business makes money, should one hundred percent be outsourced to an expert that is better than you. Mongo knows how to run Mongo better than you.Corey: “What does your company do?” “Oh, we handle expense reports.” “Oh, what are you working on this month?” “I'm building a load balancer.” It's like that doesn't add the value. Don't do that.Pete: Right. Exactly. And so it's so interesting, I think, to hear Werner say that, you know, we're just building primitives, and you asked for this. And I think that concept maybe would work years ago, when you had a lot of builders who needed tools, but I don't think we have any, like, we don't have as many builders as before. Like, I think we have people who need more complete solutions. And that's probably why all these businesses are being super successful against Amazon.Corey: I'm wondering if it comes down to a cloud economic story, specifically that my cloud bill is always going to be variable and it's difficult to predict, whereas if I just use EC2 instances, and I build load balancers or whatnot, myself, well, yeah, it's a lot more work, but I can predict accurately what my staff compensation costs are more effectively, that I can predict what a CapEx charge would be or what the AWS bill is going to be. I'm wondering if that might in some way shape it?Pete: Well, I feel like the how people get better in managing their costs, right, you'll eventually move to a world where, like, “Yep, okay, first, we turned off waste,” right? Like, step one is waste. Step two is, like, understanding your spend better to optimize but, like, step three, like, the galaxy brain meme of Amazon cost stuff is all, like, unit economics stuff, where trying to better understand the actual cost deliver an actual feature. And yeah, I think that actually gets really hard when you give—kind of spread your product across, like, a slew of services that have varying levels of costs, varying levels of tagging, so you can attribute it. Like, it's really hard. Honestly, it's pretty easy if I have 1000 EC2 servers with very specific tags, I can very easily figure out what it costs to deliver product. But if I have—Corey: Yeah, if I have Corey build it, I know what Corey is going to cost, and I know how many servers he's going to use. Great, if I have Pete it, Pete's good at things, it'll cut that server bill in half because he actually knows how to wind up being efficient with things. Okay, great. You can start calculating things out that way. I don't think that's an intentional choice that companies are making, but I feel like that might be a natural outgrowth of it.Pete: Yeah. And there's still I think a lot of the, like, old school mentality of, like, the, “Not invented here,” the, “We have to own our availability.” You can still own your availability by using these other vendors. And honestly, it's really heartening to see so many companies realize that and realize that I don't need to get everything from Amazon. And honestly, like, in some things, like I look at a cloud Amazon bill, and I think to myself, it would be easier if you just did everything from Amazon versus having these ten other vendors, but those ten other vendors are going to be a lot better at running the product that they build, right, that as a service, then you probably will be running it yourself. Or even Amazon's, like, you know, interpretation of that product.Corey: A few other things that came out that I thought were interesting, at least the direction they're going in. The changes to S3 intelligent tiering are great, with instant retrieval on Glacier. I feel like that honestly was—they talk a good story, but I feel like that was competitive response to Google offering the same thing. That smacks of a large company with its use case saying, “You got two choices here.” And they're like, “Well, okay. Crap. We're going to build it then.”Or alternately, they're looking at the changes that they're making to intelligent tiering, they're now shifting that to being the default that as far as recommendations go. There are a couple of drawbacks to it, but not many, and it's getting easier now to not have the mental overhead of trying to figure out exactly what your lifecycle policies are. Yeah, there are some corner cases where, okay, if I adjust this just so, then I could save 10% on that monitoring fee or whatnot. Yeah, but look how much work that's going to take you to curate and make sure that you're not doing something silly. That feels like it is such an in the margins issue. It's like, “How much data you're storing?” “Four exabytes.” Okay, yeah. You probably want some people doing exactly that, but that's not most of us.Pete: Right. Well, there's absolutely savings to be had. Like, if I had an exabyte of data on S3—which there are a lot of people who have that level of data—then it would make sense for me to have an engineering team whose sole purpose is purely an optimizing our data lifecycle for that data. Until a point, right? Until you've optimized the 80%, basically. You optimize the first 80, that's probably, air-quote, “Easy.” The last 20 is going to be incredibly hard, maybe you never even do that.But at lower levels of scale, I don't think the economics actually work out to have a team managing your data lifecycle of S3. But the fact that now AWS can largely do it for you in the background—now, there's so many things you have to think about and, like, you know, understand even what your data is there because, like, not all data is the same. And since S3 is basically like a big giant database you can query, you got to really think about some of that stuff. But honestly, what I—I don't know if—I have no idea if this is even be worked on, but what I would love to see—you know, hashtag #AWSwishlist—is, now we have countless tiers of EBS volumes, EBS volumes that can be dynamically modified without touching, you know, the physical host. Meaning with an API call, you can change from the gp2 to gp3, or io whatever, right?Corey: Or back again if it doesn't pan out.Pete: Or back again, right? And so for companies with large amounts of spend, you know, economics makes sense that you should have a team that is analyzing your volumes usage and modifying that daily, right? Like, you could modify that daily, and I don't know if there's anyone out there that's actually doing it at that level. And they probably should. Like, if you got millions of dollars in EBS, like, there's legit savings that you're probably leaving on the table without doing that. But that's what I'm waiting for Amazon to do for me, right? I want intelligent tiering for EBS because if you're telling me I can API call and you'll move my data and make that better, make that [crosstalk 00:17:46] better [crosstalk 00:17:47]—Corey: Yeah it could be like their auto-scaling for DynamoDB, for example. Gives you the capacity you need 20 minutes after you needed it. But fine, whatever because if I can schedule stuff like that, great, I know what time of day, the runs are going to kick off that beat up the disks. I know when end-of-month reporting fires off. I know what my usage pattern is going to be, by and large.Yeah, part of the problem too, is that I look at this stuff, and I get excited about it with the intelligent tiering… at The Duckbill Group we've got a few hundred S3 buckets lurking around. I'm thinking, “All right, I've got to go through and do some changes on this and implement all of that.” Our S3 bill's something like 50 bucks a month or something ridiculous like that. It's a no, that really isn't a thing. Like, I have a screenshot bucket that I have an app installed—I think called Dropshare—that hooks up to anytime I drag—I hit a shortcut, I drag with the mouse to select whatever I want and boom, it's up there and the URL is not copied to my clipboard, I can paste that wherever I want.And I'm thinking like, yeah, there's no cleanup on that. There's no lifecycle policy that's turning into anything. I should really go back and age some of it out and do the rest and start doing some lifecycle management. It—I've been using this thing for years and I think it's now a whopping, what, 20 cents a month for that bucket. It's—I just don't—Pete: [laugh].Corey: —I just don't care, other than voice in the back of my mind, “That's an unbounded growth problem.” Cool. When it hits 20 bucks a month, then I'll consider it. But until then I just don't. It does not matter.Pete: Yeah, I think yeah, scale changes everything. Start adding some zeros and percentages turned into meaningful numbers. And honestly, back on the EBS thing, the one thing that really changed my perspective of EBS, in general, is—especially coming from the early days, right? One terabyte volume, it was a hard drive in a thing. It was a virtual LUN on a SAN somewhere, probably.Nowadays, and even, like, many years after those original EBS volumes, like all the limits you get in EBS, those are actually artificial limits, right? If you're like, “My EBS volume is too slow,” it's not because, like, the hard drive it's on is too slow. That's an artificial limit that is likely put in place due to your volume choice. And so, like, once you realize that in your head, then your concept of how you store data on EBS should change dramatically.Corey: Oh, AWS had a blog post recently talking about, like, with io2 and the limits and everything, and there was architecture thinking, okay. “So, let's say this is insufficient and the quarter-million IOPS a second that you're able to get is not there.” And I'm sitting there thinking, “That is just ludicrous data volume and data interactivity model.” And it's one of those, like, I'm sitting here trying to think about, like, I haven't had to deal with a problem like that decade, just because it's, “Huh. Turns out getting these one thing that's super fast is kind of expensive.” If you paralyze it out, that's usually the right answer, and that's how the internet is mostly evolved. But there are use cases for which that doesn't work, and I'm excited to see it. I don't want to pay for it in my view, but it's nice to see it.Pete: Yeah, it's kind of fun to go into the Amazon calculator and price out one of the, like, io2 volumes and, like, maxed out. It's like, I don't know, like $50,000 a month or a hun—like, it's some just absolutely absurd number. But the beauty of it is that if you needed that value for an hour to run some intensive data processing task, you can have it for an hour and then just kill it when you're done, right? Like, that is what is most impressive.Corey: I copied 130 gigs of data to an EFS volume, which was—[unintelligible 00:21:05] EFS has gone from “This is a piece of junk,” to one of my favorite services. It really is, just because of its utility and different ways of doing things. I didn't have the foresight, just use a second EFS volume for this. So, I was unzipping a whole bunch of small files onto it. Great.It took a long time for me to go through it. All right, now that I'm done with that I want to clean all this up. My answer was to ultimately spin up a compute node and wind up running a whole bunch of—like, 400, simultaneous rm-rf on that long thing. And it was just, like, this feels foolish and dumb, but here we are. And I'm looking at the stats on it because the instance was—all right, at that point, the load average [on the instance 00:21:41] was like 200, or something like that, and the EFS volume was like, “Ohh, wow, you're really churning on this. I'm now at, like, 5% of the limit.” Like, okay, great. It turns out I'm really bad at computers.Pete: Yeah, well, that's really the trick is, like, yeah, sure, you can have a quarter-million IOPS per second, but, like, what's going to break before you even hit that limit? Probably many other things.Corey: Oh, yeah. Like, feels like on some level if something gets to that point, it a misconfiguration somewhere. But honestly, that's the thing I find weirdest about the world in which we live is that at a small-scale—if I have a bill in my $5 a month shitposting account, great. If I screw something up and cost myself a couple hundred bucks in misconfiguration it's going to stand out. At large scale, it doesn't matter if—you're spending $50 million a year or $500 million a year on AWS and someone leaks your creds, and someone spins up a whole bunch of Bitcoin miners somewhere else, you're going to see that on your bill until they're mining basically all the Bitcoin. It just gets lost in the background.Pete: I'm waiting for those—I'm actually waiting for the next level of them to get smarter because maybe you have, like, an aggressive tagging system and you're monitoring for untagged instances, but the move here would be, first get the creds and query for, like, the most used tags and start applying those tags to your Bitcoin mining instances. My God, it'll take—Corey: Just clone a bunch of tags. Congratulations, you now have a second BI Elasticsearch cluster that you're running yourself. Good work.Pete: Yeah. Yeah, that people won't find that until someone comes along after the fact that. Like, “Why do we have two have these things?” And you're like—[laugh].Corey: “Must be a DR thing.”Pete: It's maxed-out CPU. Yeah, exactly.Corey: [laugh].Pete: Oh, the terrible ideas—please, please, hackers don't take are terrible ideas.Corey: I had a, kind of, whole thing I did on Twitter years ago, talking about how I would wind up using the AWS Marketplace for an embezzlement scheme. Namely, I would just wind up spinning up something that had, like, a five-cent an hour charge or whatnot on just, like, basically rebadge the CentOS Community AMI or whatnot. Great. And then write a blog post, not attached to me, that explains how to do a thing that I'm going to be doing in production in a week or two anyway. Like, “How to build an auto-scaling group,” and reference that AMI.Then if it ever comes out, like, “Wow, why are we having all these marketplace charges on this?” “I just followed the blog post like it said here.” And it's like, “Oh, okay. You're a dumbass. The end.”That's the way to do it. A month goes by and suddenly it came out that someone had done something similarly. They wound up rebadging these community things on the marketplace and charging big money for it, and I'm sitting there going like that was a joke. It wasn't a how-to. But yeah, every time I make these jokes, I worry someone's going to do it.Pete: “Welcome to large-scale fraud with Corey Quinn.”Corey: Oh, yeah, it's fraud at scale is really the important thing here.Corey: This episode is sponsored by our friends at Oracle HeatWave is a new high-performance accelerator for the Oracle MySQL Database Service. Although I insist on calling it “my squirrel.” While MySQL has long been the worlds most popular open source database, shifting from transacting to analytics required way too much overhead and, ya know, work. With HeatWave you can run your OLTP and OLAP, don't ask me to ever say those acronyms again, workloads directly from your MySQL database and eliminate the time consuming data movement and integration work, while also performing 1100X faster than Amazon Aurora, and 2.5X faster than Amazon Redshift, at a third of the cost. My thanks again to Oracle Cloud for sponsoring this ridiculous nonsense.Corey: I still remember a year ago now at re:Invent 2021 was it, or was it 2020? Whatever they came out with, I want to say it wasn't gp3, or maybe it was, regardless, there was a new EBS volume type that came out that you were playing with to see how it worked and you experimented with it—Pete: Oh, yes.Corey: —and the next morning, you looked at the—I checked Slack and you're like well, my experiments yesterday cost us $5,000. And at first, like, the—my response is instructive on this because, first, it was, “Oh, my God. What's going to happen now?” And it's like, first, hang on a second.First off, that seems suspect but assume it's real. I assumed it was real at the outset. It's “Oh, right. This is not my personal $5-a-month toybox account. We are a company; we can absolutely pay that.” Because it's like, I could absolutely reach out, call it a favor. “I made a mistake, and I need a favor on the bill, please,” to AWS.And I would never live it down, let's be clear. For a $7,000 mistake, I would almost certainly eat it. As opposed to having to prostrate myself like that in front of Amazon. I'm like, no, no, no. I want one of those like—if it's like, “Okay, you're going to, like, set back the company roadmap by six months if you have to pay this. Do you want to do it?” Like, [groans] “Fine, I'll eat some crow.”But okay. And then followed immediately by, wow, if Pete of all people can mess this up, customers are going to be doomed here. We should figure out what happened. And I'm doing the math. Like, Pete, “What did you actually do?” And you're sitting there and you're saying, “Well, I had like a 20 gig volume that I did this.” And I'm doing the numbers, and it's like—Pete: Something's wrong.Corey: “How sure are you when you say ‘gigabyte,' that you were—that actually means what you think it did? Like, were you off by a lot? Like, did you mean exabytes?” Like, what's the deal here?Pete: Like, multiple factors.Corey: Yeah. How much—“How many IOPS did you give that thing, buddy?” And it turned out what happened was that when they launched this, they had mispriced it in the system by a factor of a million. So, it was fun. I think by the end of it, all of your experimentation was somewhere between five to seven cents. Which—Pete: Yeah. It was a—Corey: Which is why you don't work here anymore because no one cost me seven cents of money to give to Amazon—Pete: How dare you?Corey: —on my watch. Get out.Pete: How dare you, sir?Corey: Exactly.Pete: Yeah, that [laugh] was amazing to see, as someone who has done—definitely maid screw-ups that have cost real money—you know, S3 list requests are always a fun one at scale—but that one was supremely fun to see the—Corey: That was a scary one because another one they'd done previously was they had messed up Lightsail pricing, where people would log in, and, like, “Okay, so what is my Lightsail instance going to cost?” And I swear to you, this is true, it was saying—this was back in 2017 or so—the answer was, like, “$4.3 billion.” Because when you see that you just start laughing because you know it's a mistake. You know, that they're not going to actually demand that you spend $4.3 billion for a single instance—unless it's running SAP—and great.It's just, it's a laugh. It's clearly a mispriced, and it's clearly a bug that's going to get—it's going to get fixed. I just spun up this new EBS volume that no one fully understands yet and it cost me thousands of dollars. That's the sort of thing that no, no, I could actually see that happening. There are instances now that cost something like 100 bucks an hour or whatnot to run. I can see spinning up the wrong thing by mistake and getting bitten by it. There's a bunch of fun configuration mistakes you can make that will, “Hee, hee, hee. Why can I see that bill spike from orbit?” And that's the scary thing.Pete: Well, it's the original CI and CD problem of the per-hour billing, right? That was super common of, like, yeah, like, an i3, you know, 16XL server is pretty cheap per hour, but if you're charged per hour and you spin up a bunch for five minutes. Like, it—you will be shocked [laugh] by what you see there. So—Corey: Yeah. Mistakes will show. And I get it. It's also people as individuals are very different psychologically than companies are. With companies it's one of those, “Great we're optimizing to bring in more revenue and we don't really care about saving money at all costs.”Whereas people generally have something that looks a lot like a fixed income in the form of a salary or whatnot, so it's it is easier for us to cut spend than it is for us to go out and make more money. Like, I don't want to get a second job, or pitch my boss on stuff, and yeah. So, all and all, routing out the rest of what happened at re:Invent, they—this is the problem is that they have a bunch of minor things like SageMaker Inference Recommender. Yeah, I don't care. Anything—Pete: [laugh].Corey: —[crosstalk 00:28:47] SageMaker I mostly tend to ignore, for safety. I did like the way they described Amplify Studio because they made it sound like a WYSIWYG drag and drop, build a React app. It's not it. It basically—you can do that in Figma and then it can hook it up to some things in some cases. It's not what I want it to be, which is Honeycode, except good. But we'll get there some year. Maybe.Pete: There's a lot of stuff that was—you know, it's the classic, like, preview, which sure, like, from a product standpoint, it's great. You know, they have a level of scale where they can say, “Here's this thing we're building,” which could be just a twinkle in a product managers, call it preview, and get thousands of people who would be happy to test it out and give you feedback, and it's a, it's great that you have that capability. But I often look at so much stuff and, like, that's really cool, but, like, can I, can I have it now? Right? Like—or you can't even get into the preview plan, even though, like, you have that specific problem. And it's largely just because either, like, your scale isn't big enough, or you don't have a good enough relationship with your account manager, or I don't know, countless other reasons.Corey: The thing that really throws me, too, is the pre-announcements that come a year or so in advance, like, the Outpost smaller ones are finally available, but it feels like when they do too many pre-announcements or no big marquee service announcements, as much as they talk about, “We're getting back to fundamentals,” no, you have a bunch of teams that blew the deadline. That's really what it is; let's not call it anything else. Another one that I think is causing trouble for folks—I'm fortunate in that I don't do much work with Oracle databases, or Microsoft SQL databases—but they extended RDS Custom to Microsoft SQL at the [unintelligible 00:30:27] SQL server at re:Invent this year, which means this comes down to things I actually use, we're going to have a problem because historically, the lesson has always been if I want to run my own databases and tweak everything, I do it on top of an EC2 instance. If I want to managed database, relational database service, great, I use RDS. RDS Custom basically gives you root into the RDS instance. Which means among other things, yes, you can now use RDS to run containers.But it lets you do a lot of things that are right in between. So, how do you position this? When should I use RDS Custom? Can you give me an easy answer to that question? And they used a lot of words to say, no, they cannot. It's basically completely blowing apart the messaging and positioning of both of those services in some unfortunate ways. We'll learn as we go.Pete: Yeah. Honestly, it's like why, like, why would I use this? Or how would I use this? And this is I think, fundamentally, what's hard when you just say yes to everything. It's like, they in many cases, I don't think, like, I don't want to say they don't understand why they're doing this, but if it's not like there's a visionary who's like, this fits into this multi-year roadmap.That roadmap is largely—if that roadmap is largely generated by the customers asking for it, then it's not like, oh, we're building towards this Northstar of RDS being whatever. You might say that, but your roadmap's probably getting moved all over the place because, you know, this company that pays you a billion dollars a year is saying, “I would give you $2 billion a year for all of my Oracle databases, but I need this specific thing.” I can't imagine a scenario that they would say, “Oh, well, we're building towards this Northstar, and that's not on the way there.” Right? They'd be like, “New Northstar. Another billion dollars, please.”Corey: Yep. Probably the worst release of re:Invent, from my perspective, is RUM, Real User Monitoring, for CloudWatch. And I, to be clear, I wrote a shitposting Twitter threading client called Last Tweet in AWS. Go to lasttweetinaws.com. You can all use it. It's free; I just built this for my own purposes. And I've instrumented it with RUM. Now, Real User Monitoring is something that a lot of monitoring vendors use, and also CloudWatch now. And what that is, is it embeds a listener into the JavaScript that runs on client load, and it winds up looking at what's going on loading times, et cetera, so you can see when users are unhappy. I have no problem with this. Other than that, you know, liking users? What's up with that?Pete: Crazy.Corey: But then, okay, now, what this does is unlike every other RUM tool out there, which charges per session, meaning I am going to be… doing a web page load, it charges per data item, which includes HTTP errors, or JavaScript errors, et cetera. Which means that if you have a high transaction volume site and suddenly your CDN takes a nap like Fastly did for an hour last year, suddenly your bill is stratospheric for this because errors abound and cascade, and you can have thousands of errors on a single page load for these things, and it is going to be visible from orbit, at least with a per session basis thing, when you start to go viral, you understand that, “Okay, this is probably going to cost me some more on these things, and oops, I guess I should write less compelling content.” Fine. This is one of those one misconfiguration away and you are wailing and gnashing teeth. Now, this is a new service. I believe that they will waive these surprise bills in the event that things like that happen. But it's going to take a while and you're going to be worrying the whole time if you've rolled this out naively. So it's—Pete: Well and—Corey: —I just don't like the pricing.Pete: —how many people will actively avoid that service, right? And honestly, choose a competitor because the competitor could be—the competitor could be five times more expensive, right, on face value, but it's the certainty of it. It's the uncertainty of what Amazon will charge you. Like, no one wants a surprise bill. “Well, a vendor is saying that they'll give us this contract for $10,000. I'm going to pay $10,000, even though RUM might be a fraction of that price.”It's honestly, a lot of these, like, product analytics tools and monitoring tools, you'll often see they price be a, like, you know, MAU, Monthly Active User, you know, or some sort of user-based pricing, like, the number of people coming to your site. You know, and I feel like at least then, if you are trying to optimize for lots of users on your site, and more users means more revenue, then you know, if your spend is going up, but your revenue is also going up, that's a win-win. But if it's like someone—you know, your third-party vendor dies and you're spewing out errors, or someone, you know, upgraded something and it spews out errors. That no one would normally see; that's the thing. Like, unless you're popping open that JavaScript console, you're not seeing any of those errors, yet somehow it's like directly impacting your bottom line? Like that doesn't feel [crosstalk 00:35:06].Corey: Well, there is something vaguely Machiavellian about that. Like, “How do I get my developers to care about errors on consoles?” Like, how about we make it extortionately expensive for them not to. It's, “Oh, all right, then. Here we go.”Pete: And then talk about now you're in a scenario where you're working on things that don't directly impact the product. You're basically just sweeping up the floor and then trying to remove errors that maybe don't actually affect it and they're not actually an error.Corey: Yeah. I really do wonder what the right answer is going to be. We'll find out. Again, we live, we learn. But it's also, how long does it take a service that has bad pricing at launch, or an unfortunate story around it to outrun that reputation?People are still scared of Glacier because of its original restore pricing, which was non-deterministic for any sensible human being, and in some cases lead to I'm used to spending 20 to 30 bucks a month on this. Why was I just charged two grand?Pete: Right.Corey: Scare people like that, they don't come back.Pete: I'm trying to actually remember which service it is that basically gave you an estimate, right? Like, turn it on for a month, and it would give you an estimate of how much this was going to cost you when billing started.Corey: It was either Detective or GuardDuty.Pete: Yeah, it was—yeah, that's exactly right. It was one of those two. And honestly, that was unbelievably refreshing to see. You know, like, listen, you have the data, Amazon. You know what this is going to cost me, so when I, like, don't make me spend all this time to go and figure out the cost. If you have all this data already, just tell me, right?And if I look at it and go, “Yeah, wow. Like, turning this on in my environment is going to cost me X dollars. Like, yeah, that's a trade-off I want to make, I'll spend that.” But you know, with some of the—and that—a little bit of a worry on some of the intelligent tiering on S3 is that the recommendation is likely going to be everything goes to intelligent tiering first, right? It's the gp3 story. Put everything on gp3, then move it to the proper volume, move it to an sc or an st or an io. Like, gp3 is where you start. And I wonder if that's going to be [crosstalk 00:37:08].Corey: Except I went through a wizard yesterday to launch an EC2 instance and its default on the free tier gp2.Pete: Yeah. Interesting.Corey: Which does not thrill me. I also still don't understand for the life of me why in some regions, the free tier is a t2 instance, when t3 is available.Pete: They're uh… my guess is that they've got some free t—they got a bunch of t2s lying around. [laugh].Corey: Well, one of the most notable announcements at re:Invent that most people didn't pay attention to is their ability now to run legacy instance types on top of Nitro, which really speaks to what's going on behind the scenes of we can get rid of all that old hardware and emulate the old m1 on modern equipment. So, because—you can still have that legacy, ancient instance, but now you're going—now we're able to wind up greening our data centers, which is part of their big sustainability push, with their ‘Sustainability Pillar' for the well-architected framework. They're talking more about what the green choices in cloud are. Which is super handy, not just because of the economic impact because we could use this pretty directly to reverse engineer their various margins on a per-service or per-offering basis. Which I'm not sure they're aware of yet, but oh, they're going to be.And that really winds up being a win for the planet, obviously, but also something that is—that I guess puts a little bit of choice on customers. The challenge I've got is, with my serverless stuff that I build out, if I spend—the Google search I make to figure out what the most economic, most sustainable way to do that is, is going to have a bigger carbon impact on the app itself. That seems to be something that is important at scale, but if you're not at scale, it's one of those, don't worry about it. Because let's face it, the cloud providers—all of them—are going to have a better sustainability story than you are running this in your own data centers, or on a Raspberry Pi that's always plugged into the wall.Pete: Yeah, I mean, you got to remember, Amazon builds their own power plants to power their data centers. Like, that's the level they play, right? There, their economies of scale are so entirely—they're so entirely different than anything that you could possibly even imagine. So, it's something that, like, I'm sure people will want to choose for. But, you know, if I would honestly say, like, if we really cared about our computing costs and the carbon footprint of it, I would love to actually know the carbon footprint of all of the JavaScript trackers that when I go to various news sites, and it loads, you know, the whatever thousands of trackers and tracking the all over, like, what is the carbon impact of some of those choices that I actually could control, like, as a either a consumer or business person?Corey: I really hope that it turns into something that makes a meaningful difference, and it's not just greenwashing. But we'll see. In the fullness of time, we're going to figure that out. Oh, they're also launching some mainframe stuff. They—like that's great.Pete: Yeah, those are still a thing.Corey: I don't deal with a lot of customers that are doing things with that in any meaningful sense. There is no AWS/400, so all right.Pete: [laugh]. Yeah, I think honestly, like, I did talk to a friend of mine who's in a big old enterprise and has a mainframe, and they're actually replacing their mainframe with Lambda. Like they're peeling off—which is, like, a great move—taking the monolith, right, and peeling off the individual components of what it can do into these discrete Lambda functions. Which I thought was really fascinating. Again, it's a five-year-long journey to do something like that. And not everyone wants to wait five years, especially if their support's about to run out for that giant box in the, you know, giant warehouse.Corey: The thing that I also noticed—and this is probably the—I guess, one of the—talk about swing and a miss on pricing—they have a—what is it?—there's a VPC IP Address Manager, which tracks the the IP addresses assigned to your VPCs that are allocated versus not, and it's 20 cents a month per IP address. It's like, “Okay. So, you're competing against a Google Sheet or an Excel spreadsheet”—which is what people are using for these things now—“Only you're making it extortionately expensive?”Pete: What kind of value does that provide for 20—I mean, like, again—Corey: I think Infoblox or someone like that offers it where they become more cost-effective as soon as you hit 500 IP addresses. And it's just—like, this is what I'm talking about. I know it does not cost AWS that kind of money to store an IP address. You can store that in a Route 53 TXT record for less money, for God's sake. And that's one of those, like, “Ah, we could extract some value pricing here.”Like, I don't know if it's a good product or not. Given its pricing, I don't give a shit because it's going to be too expensive for anything beyond trivial usage. So, it's a swing and a miss from that perspective. It's just, looking at that, I laugh, and I don't look at it again.Pete: See I feel—Corey: I'm not usually price sensitive. I want to be clear on that. It's just, that is just Looney Tunes, clown shoes pricing.Pete: Yeah. It's honestly, like, in many cases, I think the thing that I have seen, you know, in the past few years is, in many cases, it can honestly feel like Amazon is nickel-and-diming their customers in so many ways. You know, the explosion of making it easy to create multiple Amazon accounts has a direct impact to waste in the cloud because there's a lot of stuff you have to have her account. And the more accounts you have, those costs grow exponentially as you have these different places. Like, you kind of lose out on the economies of scale when you have a smaller number of accounts.And yeah, it's hard to optimize for that. Like, if you're trying to reduce your spend, it's challenging to say, “Well, by making a change here, we'll save, you know, $10,000 in this account.” “That doesn't seem like a lot when we're spending millions.” “Well, hold on a second. You'll save $10,000 per account, and you have 500 accounts,” or, “You have 1000 accounts,” or something like that.Or almost cost avoidance of this cost is growing unbounded in all of your accounts. It's tiny right now. So, like, now would be the time you want to do something with it. But like, again, for a lot of companies that have adopted the practice of endless Amazon accounts, they've almost gone, like, it's the classic, like, you know, I've got 8000 GitHub repositories for my source code. Like, that feels just as bad as having one GitHub repository for your repo. I don't know what the balance is there, but anytime these different types of services come out, it feels like, “Oh, wow. Like, I'm going to get nickeled and dimed for it.”Corey: This ties into the re:Post launch, which is a rebranding of their forums, where, okay, great, it was a little crufty and it need modernize, but it still ties your identity to an IAM account, or the root email address for an Amazon account, which is great. This is completely worthless because as soon as I change jobs, I lose my identity, my history, the rest, on this forum. I'm not using it. It shows that there's a lack of awareness that everyone is going to have multiple accounts with which they interact, and that people are going to deal with the platform longer than any individual account will. It's just a continual swing and a miss on things like that.And it gets back to the billing question of, “Okay. When I spin up an account, do I want them to just continue billing me—because don't turn this off; this is important—or do I want there to be a hard boundary where if you're about to charge me, turn it off. Turn off the thing that's about to cost me money.” And people hem and haw like this is an insurmountable problem, but I think the way to solve it is, let me specify that intent when I provision the account. Where it's, “This is a production account for a bank. I really don't want you turning it off.” Versus, “I'm a student learner who thinks that a Managed NAT Gateway might be a good thing. Yeah, I want you to turn off my demo Hello World app that will teach me what's going on, rather than surprising me with a five-figure bill at the end of the month.”Pete: Yeah. It shouldn't be that hard. I mean, but again, I guess everything's hard at scale.Corey: Oh, yeah. Oh yeah.Pete: But still, I feel like every time I log into Cost Explorer and I look at—and this is years it's still not fixed. Not that it's even possible to fix—but on the first day of the month, you look at Cost Explorer, and look at what Amazon is estimating your monthly bill is going to be. It's like because of your, you know—Corey: Your support fees, and your RI purchases, and savings plans purchases.Pete: [laugh]. All those things happened, right? First of the month, and it's like, yeah, “Your bill's going to be $800,000 this year.” And it's like, “Shouldn't be, like, $1,000?” Like, you know, it's the little things like that, that always—Corey: The one-off charges, like, “Oh, your Route 53 zone,” and all the stuff that gets charged on a monthly cadence, which fine, whatever. I mean, I'm okay with it, but it's also the, like, be careful when that happen—I feel like there's a way to make that user experience less jarring.Pete: Yeah because that problem—I mean, in my scenario, companies that I've worked at, there's been multiple times that a non-technical person will look at that data and go into immediate freakout mode, right? And that's never something that you want to have happen because now that's just adding a lot of stress and anxiety into a company that is—with inaccurate data. Like, the data—like, the answer you're giving someone is just wrong. Perhaps you shouldn't even give it to them if it's that wrong. [laugh].Corey: Yeah, I'm looking forward to seeing what happens this coming year. We're already seeing promising stuff. They—give people a timeline on how long in advance these things record—late last night, AWS released a new console experience. When you log into the AWS console now, there's a new beta thing. And I gave it some grief on Twitter because I'm still me, but like the direction it's going. It lets you customize your view with widgets and whatnot.And until they start selling widgets on marketplace or having sponsored widgets, you can't remove I like it, which is no guarantee at some point. But it shows things like, I can move the cost stuff, I can move the outage stuff up around, I can have the things that are going on in my account—but who I am means I can shift this around. If I'm a finance manager, cool. I can remove all the stuff that's like, “Hey, you want to get started spinning up an EC2 instance?” “Absolutely not. Do I want to get told, like, how to get certified? Probably not. Do I want to know what the current bill is and whether—and my list of favorites that I've pinned, whatever services there? Yeah, absolutely do.” This is starting to get there.Pete: Yeah, I wonder if it really is a way to start almost hedging on organizations having a wider group of people accessing AWS. I mean, in previous companies, I absolutely gave access to the console for tools like QuickSight, for tools like Athena, for the DataBrew stuff, the Glue DataBrew. Giving, you know, non-technical people access to be able to do these, like, you know, UI ETL tasks, you know, a wider group of a company is getting access into Amazon. So, I think anything that Amazon does to improve that experience for, you know, the non-SREs, like the people who would traditionally log in, like, that is an investment definitely worth making.Corey: “Well, what could non-engineering types possibly be doing in the AWS console?” “I don't know, jackhole, maybe paying the bill? Just a thought here.” It's the, there are people who look at these things from a variety of different places, and you have such sprawl in the AWS world that there are different personas by a landslide. If I'm building Twitter for Pets, you probably don't want to be pitching your mainframe migration services to me the same way that you would if I were a 200-year-old insurance company.Pete: Yeah, exactly. And the number of those products are going to grow, the number of personas are going to grow, and, yeah, they'll have to do something that they want to actually, you know, maintain that experience so that every person can have, kind of, the experience that they want, and not be distracted, you know? “Oh, what's this? Let me go test this out.” And it's like, you know, one-time charge for $10,000 because, like, that's how it's charged. You know, that's not an experience that people like.Corey: No. They really don't. Pete, I want to thank you for spending the time to chat with me again, as is our tradition. I'm hoping we can do it in person this year, when we go at the end of 2022, to re:Invent again. Or that no one goes in person. But this hybrid nonsense is for the birds.Pete: Yeah. I very much would love to get back to another one, and yeah, like, I think there could be an interesting kind of merging here of our annual re:Invent recap slash live brunch, you know, stream you know, hot takes after a long week. [laugh].Corey: Oh, yeah. The real way that you know that it's a good joke is when one of us says something, the other one sprays scrambled eggs out of their nose. Yeah, that's the way to do it.Pete: Exactly. Exactly.Corey: Pete, thank you so much. If people want to learn more about what you're up to—hopefully, you know, come back. We miss you, but you're unaffiliated, you're a startup advisor. Where can people find you to learn more, if they for some unforgivable reason don't know who or what a Pete Cheslock is?Pete: Yeah. I think the easiest place to find me is always on Twitter. I'm just at @petecheslock. My DMs are always open and I'm always down to expand my network and chat with folks.And yeah, right, now, I'm just, as I jokingly say, professionally unaffiliated. I do some startup advisory work and have been largely just kind of—honestly checking out the state of the economy. Like, there's a lot of really interesting companies out there, and some interesting problems to solve. And, you know, trying to spend some of my time learning more about what companies are up to nowadays. So yeah, if you got some interesting problems, you know, you can follow my Twitter or go to LinkedIn if you want some great, you know, business hot takes about, you know, shitposting basically.Corey: Same thing. Pete, thanks so much for joining me, I appreciate it.Pete: Thanks for having me.Corey: Pete Cheslock, startup advisor, professionally unaffiliated, and recurring re:Invent analyst pal of mine. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you've hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice along with an angry comment calling me a jackass because do I know how long it took you personally to price CloudWatch RUM?Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. We help companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. The Duckbill Group works for you, not AWS. We tailor recommendations to your business and we get to the point. Visit duckbillgroup.com to get started.Announcer: This has been a HumblePod production. Stay humble.

Spiritually Hungry
76. There Are No Coincidences …Or, Are There?: 8 Ways to Find the Meaning in the Messages

Spiritually Hungry

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 45:49


Is there meaning in coincidence? Are they really messages we are meant to receive? Or are we seeing more than is actually there as we try to make sense of our lives? Kabbalah teaches us that there is a cause for all occurrences in our lives, whether we see it or not. And while there is no black and white way to approach coincidences, we hold the power to ascribe meaning to them, or lack thereof. Tune in as Monica and Micheal discuss the strength, perspective, and support that divine messages can bring to our lives.“Everything is meant for your greatest good. What is powerful about transforming our view of coincidences is that it makes life richer and more meaningful.” – Michael BergFurther Readings:- Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle by Carl G. Jung- Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory by Dr. George Gamow

The Tom Barnard Show
A New Meaning To "Deflategate" - #2108-2

The Tom Barnard Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 41:43


The football world is being taken by storm.  Not by football, but by a little blue pill.  Before you get too excited, it's for improving circulation.  Wink.  Regardless of its alleged use, comedians couldn't be happier, for one fairly obvious reason.  Wait, that could be taken the wrong way.  Actually, we'll leave it.  This episode is already mostly double entendres anyway. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Something You Should Know
Why We Enjoy Suffering & Understanding Your Freedom of Speech

Something You Should Know

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 48:06


If you enjoy garlic, you are probably well aware that there is a downside to eating it - and that is it can make your breath stink. This episode begins with some easy and simple and practical advice from the Institute of Food Technologists that will neutralize garlic odor from your breath as well as from your fingers so you can eat as much of it as you like and not worry smelling like garlic. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130204142609.htm It sounds strange when you say it out loud, but we humans like to suffer - sometimes. There are things we do that we probably wouldn't do if they were easy and painless. It's the suffering we endure that makes them meaningful. In fact, without suffering, life would be pretty dull according to Paul Bloom, a professor of psychology at Yale and author of the book The Sweet Spot: The Pleasures of Suffering and the Search for Meaning (https://amzn.to/3K5Zdci) . Listen as he explains why pleasure without suffering is somehow not as satisfying.  The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees us the right to free speech. Yet, a lot of people don't really understand what that right really means or how that right has evolved over time according to attorney Ian Rosenberg. Ian serves as legal counsel for ABC News, teaches media law at Brooklyn College and is author of the book Free Speech Handbook: A Practical Framework for Understanding Our Free Speech Protections (https://amzn.to/3HZ8W25). He joins me to discuss what the right to free speech does and doesn't allow.   Most breakfast cereals kids like have a lot of added sugar and sugar consumption is something many parents worry about. However, there is some good news about kids and cereal that parents may find surprising. Listen to hear what it is. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/breakfast-cereal-surprise-kids-ok-with-less-sugar-study-says/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen!  Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK Take control of your finances and start saving today! To see the all new Lexus NX and to discover everything it was designed to do for you, visit https://Lexus.com/NX Discover matches all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year! Learn more at https://discover.com/match https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Arts & Lectures
From the Archives: E. O. Wilson

City Arts & Lectures

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 59:08


This week, we reach into the City Arts & Lectures archives for a conversation with E. O. Wilson.   The biologist and author was the world's leading authority on ants – but he was also often referred to as “the father of biodiversity”.  In addition to significant scientific research, Wilson made major contributions to the public's understanding of larger issues of science, nature, and conservation.  He won the Pulitzer Price twice, for his books “The Ants” and “On Human Nature”.  His other popular works include “Letters to a Young Scientist” and “The Meaning of Human Existence”. Wilson was a professor at Harvard University and also taught at Duke University, which houses the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.  E. O. Wilson died on December 26, 2021, at the age of 92.  In this program, recorded on October 10, 2006, he talks with Roy Eisenhardt about his newly published book “The Creation: A Meeting of Science and Religion”.   In it, Wilson appeals for the combined efforts of scientific, political, and religious leaders to help prevent species extinction, save biological diversity, and be good stewards of the Earth.  

Exploring Kodawari
Contending With Nihilism Part 2: Meaning in the Face of Absurdity (#36)

Exploring Kodawari

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 43:05


"Written fifteen years ago, in 1940, amid the French and European disaster, this book declares that even within the limits of nihilism it is possible to find the means to proceed beyond nihilism. In all the books I have written since, I have attempted to pursue this direction. Although “The Myth of Sisyphus” poses mortal problems, it sums itself up for me as a lucid invitation to live and to create, in the very midst of the desert." —Albert CamusThis episode is part two of our exploration of nihilism and the search for meaning in life—be sure to check out the https://exploringkodawari.blog/podcast-episodes/nihilism-meaning-crisis/ (previous episode) to hear the first half of this conversation. But in this episode, we try to overcome the meaning crisis induced by nihilism to find a more durable sense of meaning in life. We also try to figure out what meaning even is. Is it possible to define meaning? Or is it something more implicit and instinctual? And finally, we close out the episode by exploring the philosophy of Absurdism as outlined by Camus in The Myth of Sisyphus. As Camus states: "The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy." Timestamps:[04:50] Why you should contend with nihilism and camp in that perspective [08:20] What is meaning? [12:50] The meaning of the movie It's a Wonderful Life and why it makes people cry [19:00] Meaning as service to others and assuming that Being is good [21:05] Meaning as a surrender of the intellect [26:40] Meaning as pointing (Kevin Simler's https://meltingasphalt.com/a-nihilists-guide-to-meaning/ (A Nihilist's Guide to Meaning)) [29:19] Albert Camus, Absurdism, and The Myth of Sisyphus [39:30] How to bring someone back from a nihilistic place   Links:https://youtu.be/lxNXtjGY_Us (The ending of It's a Wonderful Life) https://people.brandeis.edu/~teuber/Albert_Camus_The_Myth_of_Sisyphus_Complete_Text_.pdf (Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus) https://youtu.be/4yR3aWK-LK8 (Jordan Peterson: The Meaning of Life)   Support Us:You can always support us by leaving a rating or review in your podcasting app. You can also share our episodes with friends on social media. But it does take a lot of time to put together a podcast, maintain a website, and write new content every week. So if you would like to support us in a more substantial way, consider making a donation through the PayPal buttons on our website: https://exploringkodawari.blog/donation/ (https://exploringkodawari.blog/donation/)   Follow Us:https://exploringkodawari.blog/ (Our Website/Blog) https://exploringkodawari.blog/newsletter/ (Newsletter) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EKodawari (@EKodawari) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exploringkodawari/ (@exploringkodawari) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExploringKodawari/ (facebook.com/ExploringKodawari) Support this podcast

Rational Boomer Podcast
SEDITIOUS CONSPIRACY - RB262 - RATIONAL BOOMER PODCAST

Rational Boomer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 49:57


Finally the Department of Justice has charged an insurrectionist with Sedition. The leader of the Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes was charged with Seditious Conspiracy. They also charged ten of his cronies. When you are talking conspiracy that means others were involved. Some of the evidence that help came from the "inside". Meaning like Congress or even the White House. Let's get into it. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rational-boomer/message

Lynckup
Ep 136 Live your life like you're milk…meaning…live it like you know your expiration date 

Lynckup

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 18:08


Should we set boundaries? Is it wrong to cut people off who are habitual line-steppers? Do billionaires owe us? Is your lack of commitment an insult? Live your life like you're milk…meaning…live it like you know your expiration date  The lion has to show the jackals who he is We are all lucky  How do we prove that we love someone?

Five Minute Manifesting
Assigning Meaning to Circumstances

Five Minute Manifesting

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 7:04


Do circumstances mean anything specifically? Assign the meaning you want to things that happen!

INpowered Mind-INpowered Health - the keys to heart aligned living, with host Jayne Marquis
Nathanael Garret Novosel - author of "The Meaning of life".

INpowered Mind-INpowered Health - the keys to heart aligned living, with host Jayne Marquis

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 58:47


In this episode, Jayne interviews Nathanael Novosel, author of the book "The Meaning of Life," Nathanael has been analyzing the drivers of the human sense of the meaning of life for over 30 years. At the age of 5 life pain led him on the journey into psychology, philosophy, religion, science, business, and ethics to come to his answer and mission - to help any and all people looking for more meaning in their lives and to have unbiased support in figuring it out for themselves. Join us and spiral up! #JayneMarquis #empowerment #YourMeaningOfLife #mindbody #LifeTheBook Links for Nathanael: Site: www.yourmeaninginlife.com Social Media: @LifetheBook The Meaning of Life Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082RHWM63/ The X-Factor: The Spiritual Secrets Behind Successful Executives & Entrepreneurs: https://www.amazon.com/X-Factor-Spiritual-Successful-Executives-Entrepreneurs-ebook/dp/B09J45JDXG/ For more INpowering episodes, linktree connects to my website, and many platforms where Inpowered is published - My Linktree:https://linktr.ee/INpoweredhealth This podcast is for information purposes only and represents the views and opinions of the speakers. The information presented is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. We recommend you seek the advice of a licensed healthcare practitioner before beginning any natural, complimentary, or conventional treatment.

I've Been Meaning To Watch That
I've Been Meaning To Watch EVEN MORE Horror Movies w/ HazzMattTV

I've Been Meaning To Watch That

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 94:02


Hey guys! We are back with another episode with a very special guest, HazzMattTV! Matt is a dear friend of mine who is also a small Twitch streamer and he mods for some pretty impressive people! But we are not talking about Twitch! We are sitting down talking about horror movies and why we started to watch them. Feel free to listen to us rant about why modern horror films are better than the classics and how to write movies that people of color want to watch. Follow the podcast on all of our socials for updates, clips, and the opportunity to ask questions and give suggestions. Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ivebeenmeaning2pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ive-Been-Meaning-To-Watch-That-113280083760521/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivebeenmeaning2/ Check out Matt!!! Twitter https://twitter.com/MatthewRoath YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVT0uYI46CBLWA8UhIX8Fvg Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/HazzMattTV Thank you so much for listening to the podcast. We really appreciate it. If you would like to support the podcast, you can subscribe for 4.99 a month. https://anchor.fm/ivebeenmeaningtowatchthat/support Manika's Socials https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1CmokqeLIagz7nYQJfeRIw https://www.instagram.com/mdulcio98/ https://www.twitch.tv/manika3000 https://www.tiktok.com/@manika3000?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ivebeenmeaningtowatchthat/support

Solo – The Single Person’s Guide to a Remarkable Life
The Queen Of Meaning - Lisa Lampanelli

Solo – The Single Person’s Guide to a Remarkable Life

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 40:34


Lisa Lampanelli is a remarkable solo. Now retired from stand-up comedy, Lisa has reinvented herself from being the “Queen of Mean” (famous for roasting celebrities) to the “Queen of Meaning." Peter McGraw talks to Lisa about her climb up the comedy mountain--from clubs to theaters to Radio City Music hall--and her retirement from stand-up in order to sit down and set aside her anger to help people. The episode was taped as part of the Solo Show on Fireside.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo/

Historically Thinking: Conversations about historical knowledge and how we achieve it

In February, 1853, Augustus De Morgan, Professor of Mathematics at University College London, drew the last of a series of diagrams illustrating logical syllogisms. A the center of this one was a face, writes Joan L. Richards, of “a calmly alert being… For [De Morgan] this image of the human and the divine meeting in logical space was…an expression of his aspiration to find…a map of reason that encompassed both the human and divine mind.” De Morgan was one of a series of fascinating people whose family experience, and intellectual and spiritual lives, are chronicled by Richards in her book Generations of Reason: A Family Search for Meaning in Post-Newtonian England. She describes an all-encompassing pursuit of reason that takes readers into all of the chief events in English cultural and political history, as well as into some rather more obscure corners. Joan L. Richards is emeritus professor of history at Brown University, where she served as director of the Program of Sciences, Society, and Technology.   For Further Investigation William Frend, Evening Amusements, or, the beauty of heavens displayed... A quick bio of Augustus De Morgan The wit and wisdom of Augustus De Morgan

Tech Leader Talk
Using Scalable AI to understand the meaning of data – Mark Kerzner

Tech Leader Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 36:06


On this episode, Mark Kerzner and I talk about his current work in artificial intelligence. Mark is an expert in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cybersecurity. He is a co-founder of Elephant Scale - a training and consulting company for Big Data, AI, and Machine Learning. Mark is also a co-founder of Scaia AI. “Technology changes, but people and relationships often stay the same.” – Mark Kerzner Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast: - What is scalable artificial intelligence - How can tech companies best use artificial intelligence - Determining meanings within documents using AI - Artificial intelligence tips for small companies Connect with Mark Kerzner:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markkerzner/ Website: https://elephantscale.com Thanks for listening! Be sure to get your free copy of Steve's latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

Dwellynn Show - Financial Freedom through Real Estate
DS 218 |How He Made $700k In One deal| Matthew Teifke

Dwellynn Show - Financial Freedom through Real Estate

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 23:19


Matthew was raised in Round Rock, Texas where he loved playing sports and competing in anything imaginable with his younger brother. It was around the age of 13 that Matt saw his single mother start to invest in real estate and he was immediately drawn to the industry. At the age of 17 Matt became a licensed realtor and worked through college at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. He earned his degree but his mind was made up that real estate was the path for him. He went on to earn a Masters of Real Estate from Texas A&M in College Station and started a career in commercial real estate. In 2015, alongside his wife Lexi, Matt started TRE Homes Property Management and three short years later he left commercial real estate to grow his company full-time. In 2020, he merged his property management company with another industry leader. He then doubled down on growing his brokerage, Teifke Real Estate. He brought on a long-time friend as a Partner, Alex Coffman. Get your free book: [www.audibletrial.com/dwellynn](http://www.audibletrial.com/dwellynn) Contact: Matthew Teifke https://www.teifkerealestate.com/ Content Mentioned Viktor E. Frankl: Man's Search for Meaning https://www.amazon.com/Mans-Search-Meaning-Viktor-Frankl/dp/0807014273/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2L4Q6OFJITEI0&keywords=victor+frankel+mans+search+for+meaning&qid=1642025027&s=books&sprefix=victor+fran%2Cstripbooks%2C106&sr=1-1 @OlaDantis for all other social media Send me a DM when you follow so I can say hi! www.InvestWithOla.com

Going North Podcast
Ep. 455 – “Andean Adventures” with Allan J. “Alonzo” Wind (@galacticemp)

Going North Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 52:03


Be patient and always look for opportunities to explore the world. Today's featured bestselling author is a father, husband, retired Senior Foreign Service Officer, Global Development Executive, and International Adventurer, Allan "Alonzo" Wind. Allan and I talk about his book, “Andean Adventures: An Unexpected Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Discovery Across Three Countries”, being a part of the Peace Corps, and more!!   Key Thing's You'll Learn: Why he joined the Peace Corps and what he gained from it. What is it like raising a family overseas. How he Overcame the "Ugly American" Presence Overseas. The 3 major leadership skills he picked Up from the Peace Corps.   Allan's Site: https://enableennoble.net Allan's Book: https://www.amazon.com/A.-J.-Alonzo-Wind/e/B08GXV3HV1?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000   The opening track of this episode is titled “Light Wind” by MadXRuler. Click the following link to hear the full track and financially support the artist. https://madxruler.bandcamp.com/track/light-wind   You May Also Like…   Ep. 433 – “Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes” with Ira Rosen: https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-433-ticking-clock-behind-the-scenes-at-60-minutes-with-ira-rosen/   Ep. 441 – “I'll Get Back to You” with Sam George: https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-441-ill-get-back-to-you-with-sam-george/   Ep. 447 – “Crucible Leadership” with Warwick Fairfax (@CrucibleLeaders): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-447-crucible-leadership-with-warwick-fairfax-crucibleleaders/   Ep. 332 – “Her Perfect Life” with Hank Phillippi Ryan (@HankPRyan): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-332-her-perfect-life-with-hank-phillippi-ryan-hankpryan/     Ep. 361 – “Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing” with Mark Leslie (@MarkLeslie): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-361-stark-reflections-on-writing-and-publishing-with-mark-leslie-markleslie/

Life, Death and the Space Between
Awakening the Healer Within with Kelly Noonan Gores

Life, Death and the Space Between

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 47:05


AWAKENING THE HEALER WITHIN with KELLY GORES      “You can learn to play the instrument of your own body and stimulate healing.” -- Kelly Noonan Gores, director of the documentary “Heal”       Episode Summary:   Why do some of us get sick and others skate through life unscathed by illness?  Are we victims of our circumstances -- or do we have significant influence over our health? How do our thoughts, beliefs and emotions impact our ability to heal?   In this first episode of 2022, we talk with Kelly Noonan Gores, a well-known Los Angeles based child actress turned producer/director of the widely popular documentary Heal, seen formerly on Netflix and currently on Amazon Prime. Heavyweights in the mind body arena – foremost scientists and spiritual leaders - make up the cast:  Deepak Chopra, Joe Dispenza, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Michael Beckwith and Dr. Bruce Lipton and so many fascinating others.   Kelly's new book, “Heal: Discover your Unlimited Potential and Awaken the Healer Within” is out now.   Listen in to hear Kelly Noonan Gores' enthusiasm for consciousness and possibility, and the miraculous intelligence of the human body.     Topics We Discuss: [5:10] Starting from a characteristic teenage cloud of aimlessness and angst, how a transformative experience at age 19, reading Marianne Williamson's book “Return to Love” on a flight home from Australia, upshifted and redirected Kelly's intentions toward a spiritual path.   [8:35] The process of making the unconscious conscious, and the importance of replacing our early childhood imprinting programs with more serving belief systems.   [13:37] The easy availability of free, powerful alternative modes of healing – for example, breathwork to stimulate the vagus nerve, Joe Dispenza's online meditation courses, books, books, books. Libraries and the internet are loaded with free resources.   [18:55] The importance of balancing alternative and Western medicine methods.   [20:20] Acceptance as step one to healing, vs. resisting what is. Letting go of the fear of death, which is the ultimate resistance. And finding your joy.   [23:50] Disease prevention practices. Find what feels good! Meditate. Turn your phone off. Give your body time to rest and reset and repair. Open to your internal guidance system. Approach exercise to feel good – move your body to release endorphins, eliminate toxins, release positive hormones and feel positive emotions (vs. fear weight gain or fear ill health). Be outdoors in nature. Give yourself grace. Do the best you can.   [35:54] The importance of taking the leap to follow your heart, whether or not you know how to get there. Saying “yes” and moving forward.   [38:40] Kelly answers Amy's speed round questions.   Spirituality means…? What is something most people don't know about you? What is one thing you're looking forward to? What are you grateful for right now? What book is on your nightstand? What is the most transformative experience of your life?           FOLLOW KELLY NOONAN GORES:   You can learn more about the “Heal” documentary and podcast here and follow Kelly Gores:   Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter     SUPPORT DR. AMY ROBBINS:   If you're enjoying the podcast and finding value in guest interviews, ghost stories, and the content I share, please consider supporting the show by becoming a Patreon member for as little as $5 a month at Patreon.com/DrAmyRobbins   As a member you'll get more say in the content we cover and exclusive access to behind-the-scenes goodness!   Stay connected with Dr. Amy Robbins:   Instagram YouTube Fireside Website Facebook    

The Jeff Ward Show
A Whole New Meaning to Don't Eat the Yellow Snow

The Jeff Ward Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 12:31


Thanks to Supreme Lending for sponsoring this podcast! https://get.johnmcclellan.com/austin-mortgage-1/ Thanks to BiOptimizers for sponsoring this episode! https://magnesiumbreakthrough.com/jeff10 Participate in our contest https://hotpiemedia.com/contest/ Thanks to Spec's Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods for sponsoring this podcast! https://specsonline.com/  Jeff Ward's experience, insight, and unique perspective on football is always in demand. The audience starves for his fearless, agenda-free, and irreverent take on the teams and storylines that matter most. Now, fans can get a steady diet of his football knowledge with regular segments titled “Six Minutes of Football." Follow The Jeff Ward Show on social media: Twitter Instagram Facebook   Jeff Ward is a highly decorated former NCAA football player with extensive ties to the University of Texas. He's been nominated as an Outstanding Young Texas Ex, and while a student at The University of Texas, he was a four-year Letterman in football, a football team captain, a member of the Athletics Director's Academic Honor Roll, a three-time all-conference football player, and a two-time All-American football player. He's among the top five all-time leading scorers at The University of Texas, and he's the NCAA record holder for game-winning field goals. He was selected in the 1988 NFL Draft to play football professionally. The podcast market is oversaturated with NCAA and NFL football content but with Jeff, you get the educated perspective of someone who's lived it.    Jeff has been appearing on both national news and local (Texas-based) news platforms to discuss sports, politics and economics for over 20 years. Jeff's time at The University of Texas provided him with knowledge of worldwide economics, marketing strategies and the economics of sports, particularly with NCAA Football. With the NCAA always finding itself involved in hot-button issues, Jeff Ward explains what's going on behind the scenes.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Peace and Possibilities
102. You can give meaning to anything

Peace and Possibilities

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 47:40


My guest on this week's podcast, entrepreneur Vikrant Shaurya, has such a calming, beautiful presence, you're sure to be mesmerized by his style and charm.   We had such an incredible conversation.  Below are just a few takeaways.   When going for your dreams, he encourages us - don't necessarily look for meaning right away.  If you're looking for meaning too early in your role, and trying to get settled with your finances, it's usually too chaotic.   Initially, it's not about purpose necessarily.  He reminds us that we can give meaning to anything (negative or positive). Concentrate on finding the positive aspect of whatever situation you find yourself in. (And incidentally, the universe always wants us to find the most positive interpretation of any situation.) We always have this capacity.   Instead, freedom is what you should be going for.   We also talked about 3 key parts of your life to concentrate on when you're getting started and throughout your life and career.  Money, health, and relationships - when these are good, the other things are easier to figure out.  I tend to concur with my new friend, Vik.  I'm sure you'll agree, he's quite an inspiration! You can learn more about Vikrant at https://bestsellingbook.com/ And check out my bestselling book: Peace, Possibilities, and Perspective: 8 Secrets to Serenity and Satisfaction in Your Life and Career https://2possibilityandbeyond.com/my-book

Paul VanderKlay's Podcast
Critical Drinker is to Stories is as JBP is to Meaning: Transformation of Communities by the Heroes

Paul VanderKlay's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 80:17


​ @The Critical Drinker  They're Destroying our Heroes https://youtu.be/qY-GLeHS0Ik and People Like Good Characters https://youtu.be/dtmS_GVD530  @Jordan B Peterson  with  @Bret Weinstein  https://youtu.be/jKh0ni7HlNw Northrup Fry Bible https://youtu.be/AcqeVnkvSjg and https://youtu.be/5yGZftXhMSA  @Like Stories of Old  difference between story and reality https://youtu.be/wuI-hEDhfCw Nominalism https://youtu.be/LsKMIT9L0kE    Discord link. Good for just a few days. Check with more recent videos for a fresh link. https://discord.gg/PAfngxkD Paul Vander Klay clips channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX0jIcadtoxELSwehCh5QTg My Substack https://paulvanderklay.substack.com/ Estuary Hub Link https://www.estuaryhub.com/ If you want to schedule a one-on-one conversation check here. https://paulvanderklay.me/2019/08/06/converzations-with-pvk/ There is a video version of this podcast on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/paulvanderklay To listen to this on ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/paul-vanderklays-podcast/id1394314333  If you need the RSS feed for your podcast player https://paulvanderklay.podbean.com/feed/  All Amazon links here are part of the Amazon Affiliate Program. Amazon pays me a small commission at no additional cost to you if you buy through one of the product links here. This is is one (free to you) way to support my videos.  https://paypal.me/paulvanderklay To support this channel/podcast with Bitcoin (BTC): 37TSN79RXewX8Js7CDMDRzvgMrFftutbPo  To support this channel/podcast with Bitcoin Cash (BCH) qr3amdmj3n2u83eqefsdft9vatnj9na0dqlzhnx80h  To support this channel/podcast with Ethereum (ETH): 0xd3F649C3403a4789466c246F32430036DADf6c62 Blockchain backup on Lbry https://odysee.com/@paulvanderklay https://www.patreon.com/paulvanderklay Paul's Church Content at Living Stones Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh7bdktIALZ9Nq41oVCvW-A To support Paul's work by supporting his church give here. https://tithe.ly/give?c=2160640

Breakfast With Champions
Episode 702 with Steven Kuhn - What Is The Meaning of Friendship?

Breakfast With Champions

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 34:23


Thank you for joining us on Breakfast With Champions! Today we hear from Steven Kuhn, a consultant, author and speaker who has been hand-picked to work with some of the most influential people in the world (rock stars, singers, actors, business leaders and politicians) Steven Kuhn hails from Pennsylvania USA and lives in Europe where he built a life the past 25 years as a best-selling author, a multi-country business turnaround leader, Political Consultant and completed his MBA at the prestigious Bradford University School of Business Management in Leeds, U.K.

10 Minutes of Meaning - Feed Podcast
Ten Minutes of Meaning (Part 151): Honoring Torah

10 Minutes of Meaning - Feed Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022


https://rabbiefremgoldberg.org/ten-minutes-of-meaning-part-151-honoring-torah Wed, 12 Jan 2022 10:16:27 +0000 5821 Rabbi Efrem Goldberg Ten Minutes of Meaning Podcast by Rabbi Efrem Goldberg

YUTORAH: R' Efrem Goldberg -- Recent Shiurim
Ten Minutes of Meaning (Part 151): Honoring Torah

YUTORAH: R' Efrem Goldberg -- Recent Shiurim

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 10:40


Make Money as a Life Coach
Ep #159: The Meaning Behind the Money with Neha Awasthi

Make Money as a Life Coach

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 80:52


Neha outlines the most helpful thoughts she's been able to think about her sales process and how she shows up for her clients. She's giving us so much wisdom around money mindset, believing in yourself and your client's future, finding the meaning behind the money you want to make, and how she's turned these beliefs into serious cash.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://staceyboehman.com/159

Going Conscious
#73 From catwalk to conscious fashion: Finding a bigger meaning with Dani & Annette Felder

Going Conscious

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 49:25


Annette and Daniela Felder are the twin sisters who Founded Felder Felder after graduating from London's Central Saint Martins. Moving from catwalk to conscious fashion, the sisters are passionate about creating fashion that merges sustainability with the ultimate aim of developing a circular economy model.   In this episode we talk about how to fill the gap between your personal life and professional life, finding the guts to change direction, the attraction of authenticity, impact through collaboration, taking the guilt out of consumers, and how they had a deeply powerful journey on the Conscious Accelerator Mastermind which accelerated their whole lives on every level from personal to work.   Discover show notes, their book recommendation and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Dani & Annette:Instagram @felderfelderLinkedIn Felder Felderwww.felderfelder.com   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & Clubhouse @nikkitrottLinkedIn Nikki Trottwww.consciousaccelerator.com

LoveIsrael.org
Revelation Shorts The 7 Bowls of God's Wrath

LoveIsrael.org

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 28:10


Moses spoke of the wrath of God, all the prophets, they too spoke of the wrath of God. When we get into the new covenant in the gospels, we see that you're sure that is our Lord and Savior, the very Son of God, he too spoke of God's wrath, as did Paul the Apostle. And many of the other writers of the New Testament, they spoke of God's wrath. But it's not until we get to the book of Revelation, John being the author, that he spoke in some very clear manner concerning the wrath of God, and what the wrath of God would bring about. So it's with this in mind that I'd like to bring to you this latest edition of revelation shorts. Take out your Bible, and look with me if you would, to the book of Revelation, and chapter 15, the book of Revelation, and chapter 15, we're going to look briefly at two chapters, chapters 15, and 16. And let me begin by saying this as a way of introduction, I mentioned, all these authors in the Bible spoke frequently. And clearly, there's the wrath of God. To donate please visit us at: https://www.LoveIsrael.org/donate Checks may be sent to: LoveIsrael.org 6355 N Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island, FL 32953

LoveIsrael.org (audio)
Revelation Shorts The 7 Bowls of God's Wrath

LoveIsrael.org (audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 28:10


Moses spoke of the wrath of God, all the prophets, they too spoke of the wrath of God. When we get into the new covenant in the gospels, we see that you're sure that is our Lord and Savior, the very Son of God, he too spoke of God's wrath, as did Paul the Apostle. And many of the other writers of the New Testament, they spoke of God's wrath. But it's not until we get to the book of Revelation, John being the author, that he spoke in some very clear manner concerning the wrath of God, and what the wrath of God would bring about. So it's with this in mind that I'd like to bring to you this latest edition of revelation shorts. Take out your Bible, and look with me if you would, to the book of Revelation, and chapter 15, the book of Revelation, and chapter 15, we're going to look briefly at two chapters, chapters 15, and 16. And let me begin by saying this as a way of introduction, I mentioned, all these authors in the Bible spoke frequently. And clearly, there's the wrath of God. To donate please visit us at: https://www.LoveIsrael.org/donate Checks may be sent to: LoveIsrael.org 6355 N Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island, FL 32953

Church with Jesse Lee Peterson
02/17/13 Are You a Good Leader? (Archive)

Church with Jesse Lee Peterson

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 59:56


Are you a leader? Do you squander opportunities? Thoughts will mislead you. It's about love, not achievement. BOND Archive Sunday Service, February 17, 2013: Jesse Lee Peterson discusses with the people the question: Are you a good leader? There is a lack of leadership in America. Some men discuss failings and fears in leadership positions at work. Jesse recounts Jesus's parable of the three servants given talents, one of whom did nothing with it. What he had was taken from him. Selfishness and doubts hold some back. Have no relationship with what you think or feel. It's not about ego, being all you can be, but about love, and doing what's in front of you to do. 00:00 Sun, Feb 17, 2013 00:46 Meaning? 03:10 Are you a good leader? 11:57 Leadership is initiative 19:17 Not by what you think or feel 30:53 What do I get out of it? 35:02 Be all you can be? 47:33 Seek challenge? 52:33 I don't see myself as a leader 59:10 Support BOND BLOG POST and PODCAST: https://rebuildingtheman.com/02-17-13-are-you-a-good-leader-archive Throwback Sunday Services premiere on BOND YouTube channel Wednesdays at 4 PM US Pacific Time (7 PM ET). Church with Jesse Lee Peterson, Sunday 11 AM Pacific Time at BOND in Los Angeles, California, USA - http://rebuildingtheman.com/church SILENT PRAYER: http://silentprayer.video | AUDIO https://soundcloud.com/rebuildingtheman/silent-prayer

Go-To Gal with Jaclyn Mellone
BTS: Steal My Strategy For Creating Buzz!

Go-To Gal with Jaclyn Mellone

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 44:21


Episode #208. This week, I'm sharing with you a strategy for capturing interest, meaningful engagement and deepening that connection with your audience. This isn't just for beginning business owners. This is for people at all stages of business. Doing this strategy is going to help you with literally whatever else you're doing. So, how do you build buzz intentionally?Discussed on the ShowMemberVaultVIP MemberVaultMemberVault: Build Your BuzzGal Pals: Become a Go-To Gal Podcast Insider

Uncover Your Magic
The Meaning Behind the Colors of Your Aura with Dominic Zenden

Uncover Your Magic

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 82:51


Do you know what type of energy you are illuminating? Each of us have a unique aura of colors that explain who we are on a deeper level and the energy we project into the world. In today's episode, I am so excited to be joined by Dominic Zenden. Dominic is an aura photographic profiler, podcast host, author, speaker, writer, and paranormal expert. While Dominic has a wide range of gifts, I was fascinated to learn about his ability to see auras. Through photographs, Dominic is able to see and dissect the energy that each individual human emanates, known as our aura. Auras can be changed by emotion, mood, health, thoughts, and more, and seeking an expert aura reader like Dominic provides amazing self analysis. In this episode, Dominic and I talk about his incredible skill of reading auras and how they can teach us more about ourselves and others. You will learn how Dominic discovered that he could see auras, how he began to read auras through photographs, and what the different colors in auras can tell us about ourselves. I also sent Dominic a photo of my two daughters and he read both of their auras during this interview. Dominic also shares his wisdom on time, wellness, the impacts of others auras, and so much more. Tune in to Episode 91 of Uncover Your Magic and learn from Dominic how understanding your aura can teach you more about who you are and how others see you! In This Episode, You Will Learn:How Dominic discovered he could see auras (8:59)Dominic's aura reading of my daughters (16:29)About the three layers of auras (22:16)Dominic's perspective of time as a circle (42:39)How other people's auras can impact your own (58:10)How to contact Dominic about an aura reading (1:13:07)Connect with Dominic Zenden WebsiteTwitterFacebookPodcast - Twisted & Misunderstood Let's Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Creating Disney Magic
Hero on a Mission with Donald Miller

Creating Disney Magic

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 28:04


If you feel bored with your own story, bored with life, or feel like your life is a story you are not enjoying right now, you need to hear this episode.  Donald Miller returns to Creating Disney Magic to talk about his new book, Hero on a Mission.  Don shares the three stories he is living with his life. When you are know what story you are living, you know what you won't do. You get more clarity in your life. You have a filter to help you make decisions.  Many people struggle when one story in their life ends and they don't start a new story. When there is a void in your mind about your story, it becomes hard to know what to do next.  "Meaning is only experienced in motion," Don says. In order to feel fulfilled, you have to take action to feel you are doing something worthwhile.  Every morning, Don reads his eulogy to remind him of what he will regret not doing. It keeps him actively involved in his story.  At one point during my career, I realized what my reputation was. People called me "Doberman" because of how I treated people. My mother and grandmother would have not been proud of me. It led to me changing my approach towards people. Using Hero on a Mission, you can write a eulogy worth living up to. You won't need an incident to shock you into a change. Here on a Mission could be Donald Miller's best book yet. You can get it here.  Donald Miller Resources: Instagram Facebook Website

The Chris Voss Show
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Good Life Method: Reasoning Through the Big Questions of Happiness, Faith, and Meaning by Meghan Sullivan, Paul Blaschko

The Chris Voss Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 35:37


The Good Life Method: Reasoning Through the Big Questions of Happiness, Faith, and Meaning by Meghan Sullivan, Paul Blaschko Two Philosophers Ask and Answer the Big Questions About the Search for Faith and Happiness For seekers of all stripes, philosophy is timeless self-care. Notre Dame philosophy professors Meghan Sullivan and Paul Blaschko have reinvigorated this tradition in their wildly popular and influential undergraduate course “God and the Good Life,” in which they wrestle with the big questions about how to live and what makes life meaningful. Now they invite us into the classroom to work through issues like what justifies our beliefs, whether we should practice a religion and what sacrifices we should make for others—as well as to investigate what figures such as Aristotle, Plato, Marcus Aurelius, Iris Murdoch, and W. E. B. Du Bois have to say about how to live well. Sullivan and Blaschko do the timeless work of philosophy using real-world case studies that explore love, finance, truth, and more. In so doing, they push us to escape our own caves, ask stronger questions, explain our deepest goals, and wrestle with suffering, the nature of death, and the existence of God. Philosophers know that our “good life plan” is one that we as individuals need to be constantly and actively writing to achieve some meaningful control and sense of purpose even if the world keeps throwing surprises our way. For at least the past 2,500 years, philosophers have taught that goal-seeking is an essential part of what it is to be human—and crucially that we could find our own good life by asking better questions of ourselves and of one another. This virtue ethics approach resonates profoundly in our own moment. The Good Life Method is a winning guide to tackling the big questions of being human with the wisdom of the ages.

The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture
WOF 318: What Makes Life Meaningful?

The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 28:06


What makes life meaningful? What is meaning, and where do we find it? Those are the pressing questions Brandon Vogt and I discuss today on “The Word on Fire Show.” We also recap my conversation with Jordan Peterson, Jonathan Pageau, and John Vervaeke, and highlight two recent surveys dealing with the question of meaning. A listener asks whether it's really true that nobody pursues evil for its own sake. Links Evangelization and Culture Journal - new issue on “Freedom” “The 4 Horsemen of Meaning” (YouTube) - Bishop Barron, Jordan Peterson, Jonathan Pageau, and John Vervaeke Lifeway Research Poll - “Americans' Views of Life's Meaning and Purpose Are Changing” Pew Research Center Poll - “What Makes Life Meaningful? Views From 17 Advanced Economies” NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free books, bonus content, and more. Word on Fire is a non-profit ministry that depends on the support of our listeners…like you! So be part of this mission, and join us today!

Lesbians Who Write Podcast
LWW 141: The Meaning of January

Lesbians Who Write Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 36:41


TB had a frantic finish to 2021, including launching A London Love Story, the Kindle Vella series cowritten with Miranda MacLeod. The series is ranking well, but not everything with the launch has gone smoothly. Speaking of difficulties, the Lizzie release was hit by a deranking issue on Amazon, killing Lizzie. TB's break wasn't all bad over the holidays. She was able to binge the latest season of Shetland. Clare had a mixed December. In the beginning of the month, she bashed out a lot of words. During the lead up to Christmas, not much work got done, but she had a lovely time with her loved ones. After the holiday, her wife got COVID (she's doing well, considering). Clare has gotten back into the writing saddle, but goodness, what a rollercoaster of a month! In Lesbians Who Write news, the podcast was ranked number 47 out of the top LGBTQ shows in the world. Toot toot! They crash onto the topic: What does January mean to you? They came at the question differently, which is right on par for the duo. TB did a bit of research and provides some history, which reset her mindset about January. Clare, the January evangelist, breaks down why people should be kinder to themselves at the start of the year. Have a listen to learn their opinions and why they want to be like Neil. What does January mean to you? Head over to www.lesbianswhowrite.com, and leave a comment on the episode. Or you can email them at: lesbianswhowrite@gmail.com. Next week's episode is dedicated to their 2022 goals. Happy listening! Clare and TB Links: A London Love Story on Amazon: www.amazon.com/A-London-Love-Story/dp/B09KP4SRJ5/ A London Love Story buy direct from TB: payhip.com/b/wORdG Be Like Mickey Mouse Blog Post: iheartlesfic.com/2022/01/05/writerly-wednesday-be-like-mickey-mouse/ Lizzie Book: iheartlesfic.com/a-woman-unhinged/ Neil Baldwin dramatization: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvellous

Exploring Kodawari
Contending With Nihilism Part 1: The Meaning Crisis (#35)

Exploring Kodawari

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 45:31


“What does nihilism mean? That the highest values devaluate themselves. The aim is lacking; 'why?' finds no answer.” —Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to PowerThis episode, Part 1 of our exploration of nihilism, gets into the justifications for nihilism and why it's important to give nihilism its due as a philosophy. We discuss Nietzsche and existential nihilism as well as the playful cosmic nihilism of people like Alan Watts or Kurt Vonnegut. We also explore whether or not nihilism is on the rise, and how it might be influencing political movements around the world. In Part 2, coming out shortly after this, we talk about how to overcome nihilism to find a more durable sense of meaning to life. Timestamps:[05:15] What is nihilism? [07:12] Cosmic nihilism and Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot [11:57] Nietzsche and existential nihilism [19:30] What is the opposite of being nihilistic? [22:23] Is nihilism on the rise? [26:07] Nihilism and moral relativism in social justice movements and "woke" ideology [34:03] The trap of ideology What Is Nihilism?Nihilism is a philosophy that more or less states that human life has no intrinsic meaning or value. There are different forms of nihilism—moral, cosmic, political, existential, etc—that each has interesting details and histories. But since Exploring Kodwari is more about approaching self-development with the https://exploringkodawari.blog/what-is-kodawari/ (kodawari energy), we were less interested in the academic side of nihilism and more interested in the personal/psychological way that we all wrestle with nihilistic thoughts. Some people are explicitly nihilistic, but it seems more common for people to implicitly/subconsciously succumb to nihilism. Maybe it is a way to cope with the challenges of life or maybe it is a problem of the intellect and rationalism going too far. Probably, each person's struggle with nihilism is slightly different. But our claim in this episode (and Part 2) is that you can find the most durable sense of meaning in life after properly contending with nihilism. Links:https://youtu.be/PsotfzGpby8 (Nihilism in Rick and Morty and BoJack Horseman) https://youtu.be/wupToqz1e2g (Pale Blue Dot)- Carl Sagan https://people.brandeis.edu/~teuber/Albert_Camus_The_Myth_of_Sisyphus_Complete_Text_.pdf (Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus) https://meltingasphalt.com/a-nihilists-guide-to-meaning/ (A Nihilist's Guide to Meaning) by Kevin Simler https://youtu.be/JdB-BMdgFbk (The Master, his Emissary & the Meaning Crisis) (Iain McGilchrist & John Vervaeke) Support Us:You can always support us by leaving a rating or review in your podcasting app. You can also share our episodes with friends on social media. But it does take a lot of time to put together a podcast, maintain a website, and write new content every week. So if you would like to support us in a more substantial way, consider making a donation through the PayPal buttons on our website: https://exploringkodawari.blog/donation/ (https://exploringkodawari.blog/donation/) Follow Us:https://exploringkodawari.blog/ (Our Website/Blog) https://exploringkodawari.blog/newsletter/ (Newsletter) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EKodawari (@EKodawari) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exploringkodawari/ (@exploringkodawari) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExploringKodawari/ (facebook.com/ExploringKodawari) Support this podcast

Roads Taken
The Helping Explorer: Jennie Tranter on trying on personae and grounding decisions in values

Roads Taken

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 26:24


Guest Jennie Tranter decided to try on a new persona in college and be more outgoing and social than she'd been previously. Academically, having desired to be a doctor, she loaded on the science classes. She took a religion course to fill a distributive requirement and was completely taken by the idea that, unlike in science, there may not be just one right answer and she may have to become more comfortable with uncertainty. She became a religion major and, after a study abroad program in Europe, doubled down on her German studies with her eye on getting back to Europe after graduation. Despite a heap of uncertainty, she ultimately found a way to do that, but kept coming back to the U.S. and trying new things.Eventually, she leaned into the international lifestyle and worked at the intersection of finance and international relations—where she thought she'd be happy. While elements of her life were fulfilling, she sought something different and ultimately worked with a coach to bring more clarity to things. She uncovered that the values that she prized were beauty—particularly being out and about in nature—and excellence. When she took some time to figure out what that meant, she took on a volunteer opportunity that made her remember her early desires to help people. Combining the elements she knew were vital to her transformation, she began coaching others in liminal circumstances and pursued a career in psychotherapy.In this episode, find out from Jennie how uncovering the many elements of who you are and grounding decisions in values can lead you to where you need to be…on ROADS TAKEN...with Leslie Jennings Rowley. About This Episode's GuestJennie Tranter has an established private practice, supporting individuals' journeys of transition and transformation after having navigated many of her own. She is a registered associate marriage and family therapist,  a registered associate professional clinical counselor in the state of California, and an accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy therapist, as well as an internationally certified Integral coach. You can find out more at jennietranter.com.  Executive Producer/Host: Leslie Jennings RowleyMusic: Brian Burrows Find more episodes at https://roadstakenshow.comEmail the show at RoadsTakenShow@gmail.com

RISE UP with Dragon
EPISODE 72 - RISE UP WITH DRAGON - EXIT WITHOUT EXITING w/ JASON DUNCAN

RISE UP with Dragon

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 49:09


EXIT WITHOUT EXITING: An interview with Entrepreneur and Coach Jason Duncan What a treat it was to interview The Real Jason Duncan on our show. We discussed a topic that is near and dear to my heart as it is focused not only on creating financial freedom but doing so without sacrificing the things in life that matter most. In this episode you will learn a new concept of Exiting without Exiting. Meaning leaving the grind of your business as an entrepreneur while still earning money from it. Here's a little info on this amazing human that the Dragon bumped into at a conference in Colorado followed by the creation of a great friendship.   Jason Duncan began in youth ministry and quickly became a senior pastor at a congregation in Tennessee.To supplement his meager ministry salary, he sold life & health insurance to small business owners. He grew tired and returned to college in 2005, got a Master's in education and entered the classroom as an 8th grade American history teacher in 2007. He quickly became recognized as one of the best teachers in the region. BOOM “Great Recession” and his teaching contract was not renewed leading him to search for the next chapter. He founded Energy Lighting Services (“ELS”, energylightingservices.com), which soon became the top LED retrofitting company in North America. His skilsl as a salesperson,  pastor and teacher combined to make me a very effective “accidental” entrepreneur. His leadership as the founder of ELS led to recognition in Inc. magazine two times as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America. ELS was also named as one of the top entrepreneurial companies in America by Entrepreneur magazine. They also won several Small Business of the Year Awards and a Best in Business award from the Nashville Business Journal. Over the years, he began leveraging his success as an entrepreneur and his unique background as a pastor and teacher to consult and coach other entrepreneurs and business owners to get to success more quickly. In 2020, he founded the coaching and consulting firm, TRJD Enterprises, which specializes in teaching entrepreneurs how to exit their businesses without selling them to a third party. Then in 2021 he founded Results University, which delivers world-class online courses for entrepreneurs who want to start, scale, and exit businesses successfully. Jason is also the host of the nationally syndicated podcast, The Root of All Success. It is a show where I interview the top successful entrepreneurs from across the world about how they got to success. Essentially, the podcast is about how entrepreneurs grow incredibly successful companies. Currently, Jason is the owner of five different companies and he's always looking for new businesses in which to invest. His primary interest is investing in people because he truly believes that the only thing that moves from this world to the next is people. Jason always says, “If you want an investment that pays eternal dividends, invest in people.” To this end, he started a mentorship program called “PEAP”, which stands for Professional Entrepreneur Apprenticeship Program. PEAP is a competitive apprenticeship program for young men between ages 22-29 who want a world-class hands-on education in entrepreneurship from an award-winning entrepreneur.  So what I am trying to say is that he's a Badass and you will love the episode. Love Dragon

Messy & Magnificent with Karlee Fain
Putting the Self in Success: How to shape your goals around what gives you joy and meaning

Messy & Magnificent with Karlee Fain

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 28:33


How do you define success? Is it about pleasing your boss, your staff, or your clients? Is it about the numbers reflected in your bank account? Does success mean being available, even though it often wears you out?Now, how many of those reference points for success are really about you, and how many are about other people's perceptions of you?Real, meaningful success depends on your reference point. Our goals have to be shaped around what we value in and for ourselves, rather than what others value in and about us. If you're calibrating your goals based on the preferences, priorities, and needs of others over what you know to be true for you, then YOU aren't the reference point. And that's gotta change. In this episode, Karlee talks about the difference between self-referencing a goal versus other-referencing a goal. She shares real-life examples of meaningful self-reference success points and walks you through a straightforward process that will help you identify a personal formula for success that's based on what you value. If you're ready to lead with clarity, confidence, and a better understanding of exactly what your next steps are, then this episode is for you. What You'll Learn in This Episode:What gets obscured in the fog of success (9:39)The difference between goals that are self-referenced and other referenced (12:57)An example of to-the-point self referencing (15:10)The 3 W's that'll help you identify what gives you life (18:37)How to incorporate more of what you value into your life (25:29)People Mentioned in this Episode:Jen Delos Reyes Nancy LevinResources Mentioned in this Episode:Episode 113: Building a Stronger Basket: How to plug up the leaks of what's draining you and preserve more energy for the things you value.Send your Audio Comments and Questions to anitza@everybodythrive.comConnect With Karlee: WebsiteLinkedInInstagramMessy and Magnificent is produced by the folx at Ginni Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sorta Awesome
Ep. 371 Weird flexes, Yellowjackets, and the meaning of risque

Sorta Awesome

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 46:08


What are you into at the start of 2022? It's Monday, and Meg and Kyle are here to talk about some things to check out including the first romance novel of the year that Meg has read, an epic rewatch for Kyle, and — of course — the Encanto soundtrack! We would love to hear what you are into at this moment, so come join us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout and Awesome Today groups! Don't forget to check out the Sorta Awesome store on Amazon when shopping this month!Cigarettes, whiskey, and wild wild womenBurn for Me, Ilona AndrewsYellowjackets is the next LOSTMusicozyMeg's 2022 planner and journalSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Joy Junkie Show
[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#425 - Rage, Forgiveness, and Thriving After Trauma with Jennifer Kauffman

The Joy Junkie Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 51:40


On April 15, 2013, Jennifer Kauffman was standing approximately 15 feet from the finish line bombing at the 117th Boston Marathon. It goes without saying that surviving this terrorist attack left Jennifer with a litany of physical and emotional wounds to tend to. After addressing the emergent physical healing, Jennifer was left emotionally reeling from this event as she grappled with her extreme rage toward the attackers. As she moved through her emotional healing, and began to find her peace, she felt convicted to share her story with the intention of inspiring others. As a best selling author and an executive producer of two Emmy award-winning movies, she is on a mission to inspire, encourage and empower people to rise despite seemingly impossible situations, transforming their trauma, enabling them to rise and thrive to live their best life. Talk about inspiring. In this candid and unabashed interview, Jennifer shares her personal story, including reading her victim impact statement at the sentencing, and how she was able to move through her all-consuming rage to access forgiveness for the bombers. What!!? I know. Have a listen and learn what it looks like to transform your trauma into personal power. This pod explores: How Jennifer managed to forgive the two terrorists of the Boston Marathon Bombing How to process extreme rage around injustice and trauma and synthesize it into healing What to do to process your emotions when you feel triggered The big secret that no one tells you about healing from trauma ______ *FREE* WORKSHOP READY TO GET RID OF PERFECTIONISM, SELF-DOUBT, AND OVERWHELM? OF COURSE, YOU ARE! Is this the year you go from a people-pleasing, guilt-tripped perfectionist to a bold and boundaried badass? Um, yeah. I think it is! If you're DONE feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed out because you're constantly doing, doing, doing for everyone else, then you must grab your seat in this brand-new workshop! You'll learn the exact five-step process I take my clients through so they can let go of all the stress and angst of striving for “perfect” and caring waaaaay too much what everyone else thinks. It's time to finally believe in yourself, find that self-confidence you crave, and start living your life for YOU. So, clickety-click RIGHT HUURRR to get on The List! #yourewelcome ___ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Grab your seat at my workshop!! FOR FREE!! POD #346 When New Trauma (aka Pandemic) Kicks Up Old Trauma + What To Do POD #423: Navigating Patriarchy Stress Disorder with Dr. Valerie Rein On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the 5 Stages of Loss by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross __ THIS WEEK'S ‘DIAL AN EXPERT' GUESTIE Jennifer Kauffman is the Director and Producer of the transformational movie, There's Got To Be More To Life, based on a true story of Jennifer's journey of rising up from terrorism and childhood traumas where she went from barely surviving to thriving. She's an Executive Producer of 2 Emmy and Telly award winning films, A New Leash on Life: The K9's for Warriors Story and Freedom Isn't Free: The Folds of Honor Story. She's an inspirational speaker, best-selling author, award-winning results coach and founder of The Rise & Thrive Movement. Through Transformational Movies, Jen is on a mission to inspire, encourage and empower people to rise despite seemingly impossible situations, transforming their trauma, enabling them to rise and thrive to live their best life. Connect with Jen on LinkedIn, Instagram, and/or Facebook. ___ HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes ______ WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
The Meaning of Baptism – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff – Discerning Hearts Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 27:34


Msgr. Esseff reflects on the meaning of the "Baptism" and how it transforms us all. Gospel LK 3:15-16, 21-22 The people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Christ. John answered them all, saying, “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” The post The Meaning of Baptism – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

WELS - Daily Devotions
The Meaning of Mercy – January 9, 2022

WELS - Daily Devotions

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 2:57


The American Warrior Show
Show # 280: How to Win a Fight in Prison with Mike Seeklander and Rich Brown

The American Warrior Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 84:15


Get your Challenge Coin! https://train.americanwarriorsociety.com/home Mike and I are both Marines, we've been in combat and spent years working bars, nightclubs, and topless bars. When we left the Marines, we were correctional officers in a large facility, as well as special operations officers in a correctional setting. Meaning we've had to fight a lot in quite a few cells, pods, and tanks. We've also been police officers out on the road, fighting people into handcuffs. Also, I've been an investigator in the Marine Corps, and Mike has been a Fed. We've both been defensive tactics instructors in the military, LEO and corrections, and have decades in martial arts. Check out our entire bio in the links below. Check out the Training Programs: https://shooting-performance.myshopify.com Coffee with Rich Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rhodieusmc/videos American Warrior Show: https://americanwarriorshow.com/index.html SWAG: https://shop.americanwarriorsociety.com/ American Warrior Society please visit: https://americanwarriorsociety.com/ Watch Mike's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MikeSeeklander    

Align Podcast
Chris Williamson: Finding Love, Purpose, and Meaning in Challenging Times

Align Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 65:11


As the new year unfolds, do you feel more pressure to fully live your purpose? But what if your purpose remains unclear to you? In this episode of the Align Podcast, I'm joined by Youtuber, Podcaster, and polymath Chris Williamson. He's the creator and host of "Modern Wisdom" where he interviews some of the brightest minds on the planet to explore different topics on human nature, philosophy, health, fitness, and many more. Chris admits feeling like an outsider his whole life, which helped forge his exceptional perceptive qualities that led to his huge commercial success as a club promoter. But, for Chris, we're more than what we do. He goes on to discuss the key to finding your purpose, how to make sense of your suffering, and one of the most bewildering topics of all…modern dating. He explains why more men and women struggle to find a partner nowadays and how balancing the feminine and masculine energies can solve it.   What we discuss: 0:00 – Introduction to Chris Williamson 2:30 – How dogs can help you live longer 7:09 – Intrinsic focus Vs. Extrinsic focus 13:30 – Is there a cheat code to finding love? 17:30 – How to reframe your negative experiences 21:40 – Why curiosity is also a desire to be understood 32:00 – How to transcend your suffering 38:40 – Finding and questioning your purpose 42:00 – The most attractive quality in a person 46:00 – Is a high-agency partner good for you? 55:00 – On modern dating: Problematic relationship advice you need to rethink 1:02:00 – Balancing the feminine and masculine energies to solve the chaos of modern dating   Learn more from Chris Williamson: Website: https://chriswillx.com/ Instagram: @chriswillx    

Red Pilled America
Fine Tuned

Red Pilled America

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 54:46


Can science prove God exists? To find the answer, we tell the story of a fascinating scientific concept that has atheists shaking in their boots. Along the way, we talk to Eric Metaxas, the New York Times bestselling author of Fish Out of Water: A Search for the Meaning of Life. Eric had a unique life experience that led him to God…and he'd later open our eyes to the possibility that our creator may be scientifically verifiable. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Building a StoryBrand with Donald Miller
Becoming a Hero on a Mission—How to Rediscover Purpose and Meaning in Your Life

Building a StoryBrand with Donald Miller

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 18:44


When it comes to your own personal story and experiencing a meaningful life, do you feel like things are coming up short? Even if you have a packed schedule, you might still wake up feeling restless, bored or even hopeless. Know that you are not alone. Too many people have lost interest in their own stories. But in this Business Made Simple six-part limited series, we want to help you change that. We want to help you become a hero on a mission.   In part one of our series, Donald Miller shows you how to find purpose in your life's story, all from his new book Hero on a Mission. If you're ready to wake up every morning interested in your own life, your own business, and your own story, then lean in and listen to how you can discover a deeper sense of meaning.   When you preorder Hero On a Mission on Amazon, Audible, or wherever you buy books, you'll also get free instant access to Donald Miller's limited video series How to Transform Your Life with Story-Based Goal Setting. Just email your receipt to book@heroonamission.com, and you'll unlock the course you need to achieve your goals using the power of story.

Philosophize This!
Episode #160 ... The Creation of Meaning - Kierkegaard - Silence, Obedience and Joy

Philosophize This!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 36:20


Today we discuss the work of Soren Kierkegaard. His famous work The Lily of the Field and The Bird of The Air.