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Truth's Table
We Gon' Learn Today: Disability in the Church with Andraéa LaVant

Truth's Table

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 53:57


In this episode, Ekemini and Christina are sitting at the table with Andraéa LaVant to discuss disability in the church and the ways that the church can learn and support their disabled siblings. Andraéa LaVant is a nationally and internationally sought-after disability inclusion expert. She is widely recognized for spearheading a global disability justice movement as impact producer for Netflix's Oscar-nominated film, Crip Camp, executive produced by President Barack and Mrs. Michelle Obama. Andraéa is founder and president of LaVant Consulting, Inc. (LCI), a social impact communications firm that offers cutting-edge corporate development and content marketing for brands and nonprofits. LCI's specialty is helping brands “speak disability with confidence.” Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, NBC, Essence.com, the Root, Paper Magazine, and a host of other national media. As a black, disabled woman, Andraéa champions intersectionality and is committed to working toward a future where ALL people, particularly disabled people of color, are seen and valued in culture and society at-large. Truth's Table Listeners can purchase Nina A Story of Nina Simone by Traci N. Todd pictures by Christian Robinson here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/550220/nina-by-traci-n-todd-illustrated-by-christian-robinson/ Black Women, join Truth's Table Black Women's Discipleship Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/truthstablediscipleship Support Truth's Table: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/TruthsTable Merchandise: https://www.teespring.com/truthstable

Behind the Shot - Audio
Focus on History

Behind the Shot - Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 66:26


Periodically I get a guest on Behind the Shot that makes me nervous. This episode is one of those moments. Wish me luck... David Hume Kennerly is a legend. In fact, I would wager money that other 'legends' look to David Hume Kennerly as the standard by which they are judged. All of that is to say that there is no 'starting point' when trying to explain the photojournalist David Hume Kennerly. Still, the blog is here, and I have to start somewhere. Travel with me back to 1972... (insert way back machine sounds here) David was awarded the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Featured Photography, with a winning portfolio that included Ali being knocked down in the 15th round during the Ali v. Frazier “Fight of the Century,” images of the Vietnam and Cambodia wars, and refugees escaping into India from East Pakistan. David was just 25 at the time. Two years later, at just 27, he was appointed President Gerald R. Ford's Personal White House Photographer, the third person to have that job. Again, I have to stress this, by the time David was 27 he'd seen and documented more history that most of us learn in school. In the years since, David has photographed U.S. presidents from Johnson to Biden, and covered thirteen presidential campaigns. He was a Newsweek magazine contributing editor for ten years, and a contributing photographer for Time & Life and George magazines. American Photo named Kennerly “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography.” Washingtonian Magazine called him "One of the 50 most important journalists in Washington, DC". That is David Hume Kennerly. One of the most important photographers ever, and his TedX talk has a title that really sums it up: Telling the Story in 1/60th of a Second As an author, David is just as successful. Kennerly has published several books of his work, Shooter, Photo Op, Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld, Photo du Jour, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, and David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone. He was also a major contributor to the CNN 2016 book, Unprecedented: The Election that Changed Everything. His exclusive portrait of Trump is on the cover. He was executive producer of The Spymasters, a 2015 CBS/Showtime documentary about the directors of the CIA. He also produced The Presidents' Gatekeepers, a four-hour Discovery Channel film about White House chiefs of staff.  Kennerly was nominated for a Primetime Emmy as executive producer of NBC's, The Taking of Flight 847, and was the writer and executive producer of a two-hour NBC pilot filmed in Thailand, Shooter, starring Helen Hunt. Shooter, based on Kennerly's Vietnam experiences, won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography. In 2019 The University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography acquired the David Hume Kennerly Archive that features almost a million images, prints, objects, memorabilia, correspondence and documents. University President Dr. Robert C. Robbins appointed Kennerly as the university's first Presidential Scholar. When trying to pick an image for this show I lost over an hour browsing through David's site, specifically his 'Greatest Hits' gallery. The image of U.S. President Gerald Ford at the desk in the Oval Office, feet up is amazing. This was the day after he became president, August 10, 1974, and the bookshelves are empty because Nixon's things had been removed, but Ford's memorabilia had yet to arrive, due to the suddenness of the transition. The image of Mohammed Ali being knocked down in the 15th round at Madison Square Garden by Joe Frazier was part of Kennerly's Pulitzer Prize-winning portfolio. Then there was "The Hug", an image where Michelle Obama is hugging former president George W. Bush. Picking one image was hard, but with David's help we found the shot. There is a quote on David's website from James Earl Jones that wraps up David's career perfectly: “David Hume Kennerly is like Forrest Gump, except he was really there.”

Behind the Shot - Video

Periodically I get a guest on Behind the Shot that makes me nervous. This episode is one of those moments. Wish me luck... David Hume Kennerly is a legend. In fact, I would wager money that other 'legends' look to David Hume Kennerly as the standard by which they are judged. All of that is to say that there is no 'starting point' when trying to explain the photojournalist David Hume Kennerly. Still, the blog is here, and I have to start somewhere. Travel with me back to 1972... (insert way back machine sounds here) David was awarded the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Featured Photography, with a winning portfolio that included Ali being knocked down in the 15th round during the Ali v. Frazier “Fight of the Century,” images of the Vietnam and Cambodia wars, and refugees escaping into India from East Pakistan. David was just 25 at the time. Two years later, at just 27, he was appointed President Gerald R. Ford's Personal White House Photographer, the third person to have that job. Again, I have to stress this, by the time David was 27 he'd seen and documented more history that most of us learn in school. In the years since, David has photographed U.S. presidents from Johnson to Biden, and covered thirteen presidential campaigns. He was a Newsweek magazine contributing editor for ten years, and a contributing photographer for Time & Life and George magazines. American Photo named Kennerly “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography.” Washingtonian Magazine called him "One of the 50 most important journalists in Washington, DC". That is David Hume Kennerly. One of the most important photographers ever, and his TedX talk has a title that really sums it up: Telling the Story in 1/60th of a Second As an author, David is just as successful. Kennerly has published several books of his work, Shooter, Photo Op, Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld, Photo du Jour, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, and David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone. He was also a major contributor to the CNN 2016 book, Unprecedented: The Election that Changed Everything. His exclusive portrait of Trump is on the cover. He was executive producer of The Spymasters, a 2015 CBS/Showtime documentary about the directors of the CIA. He also produced The Presidents' Gatekeepers, a four-hour Discovery Channel film about White House chiefs of staff.  Kennerly was nominated for a Primetime Emmy as executive producer of NBC's, The Taking of Flight 847, and was the writer and executive producer of a two-hour NBC pilot filmed in Thailand, Shooter, starring Helen Hunt. Shooter, based on Kennerly's Vietnam experiences, won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography. In 2019 The University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography acquired the David Hume Kennerly Archive that features almost a million images, prints, objects, memorabilia, correspondence and documents. University President Dr. Robert C. Robbins appointed Kennerly as the university's first Presidential Scholar. When trying to pick an image for this show I lost over an hour browsing through David's site, specifically his 'Greatest Hits' gallery. The image of U.S. President Gerald Ford at the desk in the Oval Office, feet up is amazing. This was the day after he became president, August 10, 1974, and the bookshelves are empty because Nixon's things had been removed, but Ford's memorabilia had yet to arrive, due to the suddenness of the transition. The image of Mohammed Ali being knocked down in the 15th round at Madison Square Garden by Joe Frazier was part of Kennerly's Pulitzer Prize-winning portfolio. Then there was "The Hug", an image where Michelle Obama is hugging former president George W. Bush. Picking one image was hard, but with David's help we found the shot. There is a quote on David's website from James Earl Jones that wraps up David's career perfectly: “David Hume Kennerly is like Forrest Gump, except he was really there.”

Power Mom Minute
90. Impacting the World Through Baby Food and Lessons Learned from Scaling Multiple Startups with Betsy Fore, Co-CEO of Tiny Organics

Power Mom Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 44:23


Betsy Fore was named one of Forbes 30 under 30, BBC's 100 Most Inspiring Women, and she is currently the co-founder of Tiny Organics, a nutrient-rich, organic baby food company designed to build adventurous eaters from a young age. Betsy has over a decade of experience as an inventor, product founder and CEO, serves on the Tufts School of Nutrition and Policy Innovation Council and her company, Tiny Organics, has been chosen by Michelle Obama's Partnerships for a Healthier America for their baby food initiative to support veggie-forward early palate development across the nation. But above all, she is the mama of a little boy named Sebastian who was the inspiration behind launching Tiny Organics. In this episode, Betsy and I chatted about... Her Forbes 30 Under 30 title for manufacturing and industry as one of the only woman inventors in her company and her inspiration to be an inventor In her first company Wondermento, she invented the first “fitbit” for dogs called WonderWoof Her journey from being raised in a rural town with a Native American mother to building Tiny Organics at 8 months pregnant Lessons learned from scaling her first company: growing a team, creating a shared vision, exiting a company, being a solo founder and fundraising How to feed your baby whole foods with baby led weaning, starting solids and why timing on savory over sweet flavors is important for developing a child's palette What she did differently with her second company: Tiny Organics The importance of Tiny's Founding Family - testing and reiterating for a year before bringing it to market and the value of organic word of mouth marketing over paid advertising and how it led to scaling and funding faster Interested in trying out Tiny Organics? Get 40% off the first box of Tiny meals with code: TINYLOVESMOAC Follow Betsy & Tiny Organics at... Website: www.tinyorganics.com Instagram: @tinyorganics ----- Come join me in my sandbox of life and in this podcast to explore, play and discover something new every single week. Subscribe and tune in weekly because I know you've yelled "Mommy's on a Call" at least once in the last week!!! For show notes, visit www.MommysonaCall.com Stephanie's Website IG: @MommysonaCall // @StephanieUchima

In VOGUE: The 1990s
Episode 5: Stitched Back Together: The Birth of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

In VOGUE: The 1990s

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 43:01


The attacks on 9/11 disrupted the entire American cultural and economic landscape. With the fashion industry in a period of instability, the next wave of fashion talent would need help to stay afloat. Vogue recognized the need to support emerging designers and in partnership with the CFDA, created the Fashion Fund. The fund paved the way for influential designers like Rodarte, Jason Wu, and later Christopher John Rogers. Join us as we celebrate their paths to success and to dressing former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. Episode featuring: Kate and Laura Mulleavy (Rodarte), Jason Wu, Christopher John Rogers, Sally Singer, Meredith Koop and Vogue's editorial team Anna Wintour, Mark Holgate, Nicole Phelps, and Virginia Smith. Hosted by Hamish Bowles. Don't miss out on new episodes of In Vogue: The 2000s on: Apple Podcasts: listen.vogue.com/iv-apple-podcasts Spotify: listen.vogue.com/iv-spotify Google: listen.vogue.com/iv-google-podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Music Life
All my instruments have names with Esperanza Spalding, Marcos Valle, Patrick Paige II and Tom Misch

Music Life

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 31:41


Esperanza Spalding, Marcos Valle, Patrick Paige II and Tom Misch discuss why playing music is dangerous, the sound of your first love, why drinking on stage is a bad idea, first takes v lots of practice, and recording an orchestra in one take. Grammy-winning bassist, singer and composer Esperanza Spalding has performed at the White House for Barack and Michelle Obama's Stevie Wonder tribute, and after a jam session with Prince, was invited to perform for his BET Lifetime Achievement Award tribute in 2010. She's since released six studio albums, and worked with the likes of Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars and Tony Visconti. Joining her is Marcos Valle, who has spent the last 50 years fusing classical, Brazilian popular music and jazz, and is regarded as one of the most influential musicians in Brazil's history. Tom Misch is a London-based producer, songwriter and guitarist who has become one of the most distinctive voices in the UK contemporary jazz scene, and one of its most in demand producers. Patrick Paige II is best known for his funky basslines in LA funk/R&B band The Internet. They have released four critically acclaimed albums, including the Grammy-nominated Ego Death in 2015, and collaborated with the likes of Tyler the Creator, Janelle Monáe and Kaytranada.

Mark Simone
Hour 2 Rikers Island

Mark Simone

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 33:43


Michelle Obama. Charlie Gasparino Interview

Spiritual Successor
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Spiritual Successor

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 66:55


Sorry, we're a day late for this episode! but we're back on our rhythm and ready to spread more lessons! this week we try to take over Ex-first wife Michelle Obama's audience, discuss the Mario casting, and then develop a series of spooooky Halloween Games! BLAKE'S NEW CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgctJXsBkdd3ZtnCQljh_nQ Our new shop - https://streamlabs.com/spiritualsuccessorpodcast/merch Support us if you'd like! https://www.patreon.com/Spiritualsuccessorpodcast?fan_landing=true It takes 2 let's play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_q7_Ni1XkY Cheap Shop by Anamanaguchi https://open.spotify.com/album/3DNHW2ckMRr3v0f7JF3Hc Find out more at https://spiritual-successor.pinecast.co

Second Life
Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Monique Lhuillier on 25 Years of Romantic Design—From Bridalwear to Ready-to-Wear and Beyond

Second Life

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 46:49


Ready-to-wear and bridal designer Monique Lhuillier's romantic and feminine aesthetic has been cherished in the fashion industry for quite some time now—25 years to be exact. On this episode, Hillary and Monique chat about everything the designer has accomplished over the past quarter century, from designing Britney Spears' wedding dress to dressing eight major celebrities at the 2019 Golden Globes to being invited to the White House after dressing Michelle Obama.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Marketing Secrets Show
Attract Your Dream Customers RIGHT NOW (And In The Future)! (TS)

The Marketing Secrets Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 21:53


Enjoy another awesome episode from the Traffic Secrets book launch podcast. Want to learn how to systematically attract your dream customers overnight... and how to get in front of them over and over again? On this episode, Russell Brunson will teach you... Why you should dig your well before you're thirsty. Why he spent 10 YEARS building a relationship with Tony Robbins (that paid off!). How to attract your dream customer RIGHT NOW and how to attract your dream customers over the long-term (BUY your way in or WORK your way in!). Listen in to learn more! Also, go get your FREE copy of Traffic Secrets here! Hit me up on IG! @russellbrunson Text Me! 208-231-3797 Join my newsletter at marketingsecrets.com ClubHouseWithRussell.com ---Transcript--- Hey, hey. What's up everybody? This is Russell Brunson. Welcome back to, what do we call this, Quarantine Traffic TV? We should be talking about viral traffic, how viruses grow. We actually are going to be talking about viral growth, viral traffic towards the end of the Traffic Secrets book. When we get to growth hacking, there's bunch of really cool things. But, we will save that for another day. Just checking in on everybody. Hope you guys are doing great. I know it's crazy times, a lot of things are happening, but a lot of good things are happening in the world right now, too, and just grateful for just so many amazing people who are publishing. I went live yesterday to our 2 Comma Club collective group and I told everyone, I said, "Look, now is the time for you to all be publishing. Your people need you. They need faith. They need hope in a better world. They need things like that to happen. It's time to start publishing." We're going to get deeper into that in the next couple episodes here as we're talking about Traffic Secrets, about publishing and finding your voice and things like that, but now is the time. Your people need you more than ever. It's important for you to go out there and start sharing. Even though it's scary and even though all the stuff, it's time to be a light for the people that follow you. Today, we are getting back into Traffic Secrets. Hope you guys have been enjoying this so far. Have you guys enjoyed these, going live every day? It's been fun for me to kind of start and of kick off the day. Hopefully, it's been good for you guys as well to give you something to think about and talk about and brainstorm on throughout the day. One of mantras I've had in my business for the last, man, probably 10 years or so is this concept of how do you give yourself a raise every single day? Every day, I wake up in the morning and I'm like, "How do I give myself a raise today?" Because think about in the real world, the only way to give yourself a raise is to go back to school. If you're a doctor and you want to give yourself a raise, you got to go back to like four more years of medical school or postgraduate school or things like that. As an entrepreneur, it's kind of fun because I can come into my office and be like: "Okay, if I can increase the conversions on my page; that gives me a raise today. If I can get more traffic coming into my funnels, that's giving me a raise today." There's all these little things we can do to give ourselves a raise every single day. Hopefully, this hanging out with you guys, talking about Traffic and going through the Traffic Secrets book, is giving you guys ideas as you come every day to listen for tip, a hit, an idea, something that you can grab that'll be the thing that'll give you a raise today. The more you guys do that, the better so it's kind of fun. Anyway, we're in the middle of the Traffic Secrets book launch. I think we're halfway through the official launch. It's been going amazingly well. The funnel's converting well, the books are selling like crazy. I want to thank you guys all for participating, even though times are crazy. I think this is the time for all of us to start sharpening our saws. You look at the best companies in the world were all built during these times of economic uncertainty. And so your business, your following, your brand, it is the time to start building it now. All right, so here we go. You guys want to jump into Traffic Secrets again? I've been going through chapter by chapter every day. Some days we've covered half a chapter, but I'm going to be moving into the next stuff. If you don't have your copy yet, we're in pre-order right now. You can go get trafficsecrets.com to go get your copy. They're there. It's free plus shipping, so it costs you I think 9.95 US, 19.95 international. We start shipping these on May 5th, so you may have to wait a little bit to get them but the audiobook, which I recorded, it's seven hours of me reading this entire book, is available right now. Every single day, we're going live and I'm going through the book so while you waiting for the book to come, also I'm sharing with you guys so you can start getting the wheels in your head spinning and get the ideas coming forth. Anyway, if you haven't got it yet, go to trafficsecrets.com and get book. I'd recommend getting the audiobook because you can listen the whole thing tonight. It took me three days to record, but it's seven hours of audio. You can listen to it all day today and by to this time tomorrow have the book done and in your head and understanding it all perfectly well. All right. And then on top of that, there's like five, I think it's five bonus videos you get when you get Traffic Secrets book that each of those by themselves, we could sell for a couple hundred bucks. You get them all for free when you go to trafficsecrets.com and get your free book. I think I said free like 40 times so far. It's time. Anyway. All right. Everyone's asking, "What's Unlock Secrets?" Oh, well there's DotCom Secrets, which is book number one in the series; Expert Secrets, book number two; Traffic Secrets, book number three. Unlock Secrets is a workbook that goes with all of them to help mush them all together and mushify them. But right now, we're talking about the Traffic Secrets book. Okay, so should we dive in? Let's recap what we talked about so far. In the introduction, we talked about the fact there's a storm coming and then it's crazy that we're in the middle of literally... Well, in Boise we're actually having a storm outside, but we're in the middle of this economic storm. It's scary times right now. It's kind of, I don't know, kind of creepy. I wrote this probably 18 months ago, but the introduction starts with "There's a storm coming," and it's talking about... The reason I wrote this book is because there's a storm coming. Businesses are going to be struggling. The lifeblood of every business is what? Traffic. The lifeblood is customers. Right now, in these crazy economic times, the life preserver you have for your business is literally traffic. It's the customers coming around you and it's building up customers that'll be there for a lifetime. Anyway, so the introduction talked about the fact that there's a storm coming, how to prepare for it. Then section number one was all about your dream customer, who is the person you want to serve, and then really understanding them at a deeper level. Are they someone who's moving towards pleasure and moving away from pain? Are they a searcher? Are they a scroller? Where are we finding these people at? How are we interrupting them? That was all in section one, which is one of my favorite chapters. Hope you guys enjoyed that one. Section two, or secret number two then, was now that we know who our dream customers are, secret two is where are they actually hiding? I need to find those people. They got to be hiding somewhere. We talked about congregations and how to identify them. And then in the third video we did like this, we talked about the dream 100. Who's already congregating those people? Where are they at? I had you guys do an exercise, so hopefully you did. It's on page 41 in the book when you get the book. Basically, it was going through each platform. So on Facebook, who are the people that have already congregated your dream customers? Who are the people who already have big Facebook following and writing their names down. Then who are the people who already have big YouTube channels and writing those names down. Who are the people who have big podcasts of your dream customers? Instagram channels, bloggers, big email lists, who are the people that have already congregated the customers you want to have and you want to serve? You got to start listing those people out. That's the first step here in the dream 100. We're going to come back to that today, so I want to make sure you guys have done that and prepared there. And then yesterday, we talked about my favorite concepts, which is hook, story, offer. Whoop. We talked a lot about that. If you missed that one, all these are being posted on Facebook. They're on Facebook long term, so you can go and watch those on Facebook. We may or may not be putting out a Traffic Secrets podcast of these episodes as well because some people have been asking for the replay. That may be coming to you. But today, we're going into secret number four. Secret number four, you guys ready for this? Secret number four is called work your way in and buy your way in. If you read the original DotCom Secrets book, I talk about there's three types of traffic. How many of you guys remember this? There's three types of traffic. This is internet marketing school 101. There is traffic that you control, there's traffic that you earn and there's traffic that you own. There's three types of traffic. Today, we're going to be talking about two of those three types. All right, so working your way in and buying your way. In fact, let me see what's the best way I could share with this. Oh, yeah. It's interesting. When we were launching ClickFunnels five and a half years ago, as you guys know, I'm the non-technical co-founder, which means I got no skills. I can't code, I can't write software, so everyone's writing software for me because I can't do it. Todd and Dylan were creating software. And so it was like what was my job in this whole thing? My job was to figure out, when the doors open on day one, how am I going to make sure that there's traffic coming into our funnel so that people are lined up waiting to create a trial? While they're up all night coding, drinking Red Bulls and doing the hackathon, stuff like that, I was hanging out with them, figuring out, "Okay, I got to figure out dream 100. Who are the people who's got our dream customers?" And so I built my whole dream 100 list, just like I just showed you guys right now and how we did this… actually I did this a couple days ago. I built out the dream 100, and then I started contacting them and calling them and messaging them and sending them stuff in the mail and getting to know them and all sorts of things. After I figure out my dream 100, there's two things I'm trying to do. One, I'm trying to work my way in and number two, I'm trying to buy my way in. Working your way in is, how do I get those people who already have my dream customers to promote me? All you guys have been watching this Traffic Secrets book launch. I have a lot of people who said, "My entire Facebook and Instagram and YouTube feeds are all filled with people talking about Traffic Secrets." Literally, it's my dream 100. It's people I've been building relationships with for years who I say, "I got a new book coming out. Do you want to talk about it?" And they have. I worked my way into those relationships. Those people are promoting it. I'm not paying them. They are affiliates, so they will get paid commissions if they sell a book, but I didn't buy ads from them. I said, "Hey, do you want to promote this?" They said yes. right. I worked my way in. If you look at how do you work your way into your dream 100, you could go through the book here on page number 57. I start walking you through the process. Step number one is called dig your well before you're thirsty. There's a book that Harvey Mackay wrote called Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty. I remember reading that book and just being like, "Okay, that's the thing." A lot of times, people are like, "Well, when my product's done, then I'll go start working on my dream 100. I'll start building relationships. When I'm ready to launch, then I'll go do that." It's like no, no, no. You need to do that today because when your product's done, if you come to someone and the first time you meet like, "Hey, how's it going? My name's Russell. Do you want to promote my book?" they're going to be like, "Dude, I don't know who you are. All you're doing is asking me for favors and asking me for things." Your job is to start building a relationship today, immediately. Start digging you well before you're thirsty. That's why I led the book with this, because you should start doing this today. Let's say you do this on Instagram or on Facebook. Let's say Instagram, you figure who on Instagram already has my dream following. Who are the influencers who already have a huge list of people, a ton of followers of my dream customers? And then start messaging them. I read you guys a couple days ago in here talking about dreaming 100 Rachel Hall, when she launched her book that became the number two bestselling book of the year last year, only losing to Michelle Obama, come on now, first thing she did is she went to Instagram and found everyone who had her dream customers who had over 200,000 followers. She personally DMed every single one of them. She started working her way in, getting to know them, messaging them, sending them free copies of her product and getting to know them. Same thing with Tom Bilyeu from Quest. When they launched Quest Nutrition, same thing. He went to Instagram and found who was all the influencers who got my dream customers? I'm going to start working my way in and send them free samples, send them product and started working their way in. So that's step number one, is working your way and getting to know these people. When your product's launched, they should already know who you are. They should be friends. In fact, I think I tell a story in here of Tim Ferriss. When he launched The 4-Hour Workweek, he did the same thing. He said, "I'm writing a book. I need to start digging my well today." So he said, "Who's my dream 100? Who are the people that someday I'd love for them to promote my book?" He built a huge list of bloggers and podcasters and things like that. He started getting to know them, became friends with them, messaged them a year before he launched his book. He started digging his well before he was thirsty with these people, getting to know them as he's writing a book. Eventually people are like, "What do you do for a living?" He's like, "Oh, I'm an author. I'm writing a book." They're, "What's the book?" "It's not done yet. I'll tell you when it's done." But people are like, "This guy's really cool. He's just really nice." And then eventually Tim's like, "Hey, my book's done. Can I send you a free copy?" They're like, "Heck yeah," so he sent all these people free copies of The 4-Hour Workweek. And then he's like, "Hey, launch day is this day. If you like it, I'd love for you to write a blog post on launch day and tell the world." And on launch day, he had like, I don't know, a thousand bloggers on day one blogging about The 4-Hour Workweek. That built Tim Ferriss. And so this whole concept is how it works. You figure out your dream 100 is and step number one, you start digging your well before you're thirsty. I'm not going to spend too much time, but we talked about all the different ways to do that here inside the book and the ways you do it the right way and then the wrong way. Okay, let's see. Let me I make sure I'm doing this in the right order. Step number one is dig your well before you're thirsty. Step number two is you work your way in. It's interesting. Right now, while we're on quarantine, my kids and I and my wife are doing the Marvel marathon. We started with Captain America and then Captain Marvel. We're doing it chronologically so it's not when the movies released, but when they chronologically fit into time. So Captain America's number one, Captain Marvel. Last night, it was Iron Man. Tomorrow, or tonight, it's going to be Incredible Hulk. We're doing the whole marathon. As I was watching, I was thinking about... I remember when Infinity Wars came out and Endgame came out. How did they launch those movies? Thinking about this, what they did is that the movie theaters, Disney, they have relationships with the people that have their dream customers, so The Today Show, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Late Night, all the different talk shows. About a week before any of these movies go live, what happens? Again, let's just say that we're Hollywood right now. Hollywood builds out their dream... So here's your dream 100. I got to figure out how to work my way in and buy my way into these people. This is what Hollywood does. It's the same thing. It's like okay, here's the morning shows, the talk shows, late night talk shows. If we're going to promote this movie, we need to start working our way in today. And so what do they do? They go and all of a sudden, you see the guy who plays Thor, Chris Hemsworth, is on every single show talking about the movie. And then you got Iron Man going everywhere, and you got all the famous people going on all these shows, talking about the movie like, "This weekend, the movie's coming out. It's coming out. It's coming out." They're working their way in to all these channels, letting them know that this thing's about to go live. And then boom, movie goes live on the weekend. They make a billion dollars. That's how they launch movies. The same thing's true in our world, For the last two years that I've been writing this book, I built my dream 100. I got to know them. I built relationships. I sent free copies of the book. Now, I'm doing podcast interviews, Facebook Lives and all sorts of stuff, talking about my book, getting it out there to the world. Same thing's true for your product. It's the same thing. You start working your way in. We call it working your way in or earning your traffic because it's free. You're not paying for it. You're paying for it with your time, your relationships. But it's the best kind of traffic because it's... First off, doesn't cost you any money. Number two, usually it's coming with a personal recommendation. It's the best type of traffic you can get. So work our way in. The first goal is to work our way into everyone's side of the dream 100. In fact on page 64, you see, well, here's a picture of it there. Personally, I try to figure out how to work my way in. I go through all my podcast lists. How do I get on everyone's podcasts? I want to hit the podcast circuits. Here's all my YouTubers. How do I get on the YouTube circuit? Here's all the people that Facebook live, people who have email list. I'm trying to work these circuits and get into every single person's thing. That's how I worked my way in. In fact, when I launched the Experts Secrets book, I show a picture here, but I spent... Some of you guys saw that video. I did a whole YouTube video about this. I spent 10 years building a relationship with Tony Robbins, my dream 100. When the Experts Secrets book came out, I said, "Hey, can you interview me about my book on your fan page?" He's like, "Okay," and he interviewed me. This interview got 3.1 million views, of Tony interviewing me when the last book came out. I was working my way in. Didn't cost me any money, but I got in there and got this free promotion. The first thing is working your way in. The second way is you buy your way in. Now in a perfect world, everyone in your dream 100 would just promote you for free. But the reality is for 10 years, for example, Tony Robbins didn't promote me for a decade that I was working my way in, working my way in, working my way in. But what's cool is during that time, while I'm working my way in and hoping to get him to promote me for free, I'm still able to go and buy my way in. I was able to go to Tony Robbins, he's my dream 100, and I targeted his fans, his followers on Facebook. I bought ads to his followers. I know his followers are my dream customers, so I bought ads to those people. I knew that Grant Cardone's followers are my dream customers, so I bought ads to those people and I did the same thing. There's two steps to the process. You figure out who your dream 100 is. Number one is you're going and you are working your way and trying to get free exposure to their following, to their fans, to their audiences. And then two, while you're trying to work your way in and get free exposure, you can also buy your way in. All the advertising platforms nowadays like Facebook and Instagram and YouTube allow you to buy ads directly targeting certain people. If I have your dream customers, you can buy ads and say, "Everyone who follows Russell Brunson, I want them to see my ad." You can do that really easily. If you're selling a health product, you can say, "Everyone who follows Dr. Oz, show them my product." While you're waiting for Dr. Oz to put you on the show someday in the future, while you're building a relationship and trying to get on his show to get all this exposure, at the same time you can be buying your way in today. You don't have to wait for him to say yes. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, the channels have already said yes to you. So I'm working my way in and I'm buying my way in. People always ask me, "What's better? Is it better to work your way in or to buy your way in? The reality is you want both. Here's a little graph here, if you can see. See? If I'm buying my way in, boom. I can get a big spike immediately. I start getting traffic like yesterday. I can get traffic super, super fast. I work my way in, it takes longer. But over the long term, you can get way more traffic from that. The reality is you want both. You want the immediate traffic in sales coming in from buying your way in, and you want the long-term consistent free traffic. If you're doing both at the same time, that's the best way to do it. ClickFunnels has built up of a lot of traffic from both things, free traffic that we're working our way in, as well as paid traffic that we're buying our way in. That's kind of where we're starting. I could spend like six years going on this, but you got to get the book, you guys. You have to get it. You can't say it about your own book, that's annoying, but I worked really hard on it so I can say that. I think it's really good. I'm really proud of it. It's funny, because when you're you finish writing it, you're so proud of it, and then there's this phase where you have to send it to people to read. Man, it is a scary, scary phase. I remember sending it to a whole bunch of my friends and just be like, "Here's my new book," and then just waiting and hoping and hoping. It's funny because at first, you don't hear back because books take a long time to read. You're just like, "Oh my gosh, they must hate it. I'm really, really scared." And then a couple weeks ago, I was at Tony Robbins' 60th birthday party, which was insane. I'm sitting there and I saw Garrett White across the room. He came over, gave me a hug. And then he's like, in the way Garrett says it, "Brother." He's like, "I read the new book." I'm like, "Oh yeah. What'd you think?" freaking out like, "I hope he..." And Garrett's been one of the biggest fans of DotCom and Expert Secrets that we have, one of our biggest promoters of the book. He's like, "This one's better than the other two." I was like, "What? Are you serious?" I'm like, "Oh, cool. Thanks." Inside, I'm freaking out because I've been so panicked, so nervous, so afraid that when people got this, what if they don't like it? It's the insecurities of the artist. You always will have it as you start putting your stuff out there. But it made me really happy that... Anyway, so far everyone who's had a chance to read it has loved it. So many of you guys have had a chance to listen the audiobook and sent amazing feedback. I'm grateful for it. Anyway, yes. I'm excited. If you guys don't have a copy of the book yet, now is the time. All you got to do is go to trafficsecrets.com. Again, we're in pre-order right now. These don't ship until May 5th, assuming that Amazon opens back up soon. Anyway, that's a story for the another day. May 5th, these start shipping. We'll be shipping from our warehouse, so you don't have worry about that. But if you go to trafficsecrets.com, you can pre-order. There's an order of form bump for an audiobook. If you want to start listening to it today, you can start listening today. I spent three days in the studio reading it. It's seven-hour audio, I think, of the whole book. You can start listening to today and have it ready by tomorrow. It's going to be awesome. Anyway, I'm excited for you guys. Hopefully, you enjoy the book when it comes out. I've got to jump. I've been working my way and I've got interviews starting in four minutes with a whole bunch of other people who are going to be talking about this book. I'm going to go jump off and jump on the calls with them, you guys. Yes, I practice what I preach. But now's time to get your book. Go to trafficsecrets.com. I hope you guys enjoy it. I hope you guys love it. And again, while you're ready for the book to show up, there's the audiobook you can upsell. There's five videos you get. One of them is me talking about Traffic Secrets at Funnel Hacking LIVE. There's one from Prince EA, who's over 3 billion views on YouTube. There's Peng Joon's video. There's a whole bunch of amazing Traffic videos you get instantly when you get the book, so go take advantage of that as well at trafficsecrets.com. Someone said, "Where at?" Anyway, I'm jumping off. I got a call in three minutes. I appreciate you guys. Thanks for hanging out with me today. We'll talk back tomorrow. Tomorrow, we're going to be going into the next secret, which is traffic that you own. This is the most important type of traffic, so we'll cover this tomorrow. Again, there's three types of traffic, traffic you control, traffic that you earn and traffic that you own. Tomorrow, we'll talk about traffic you own, the most important, most vital, most fun type of traffic. Thanks, you guys. Trafficsecrets.com. Appreciate you all. We'll see you guys tomorrow. Bye, everybody.

Millennial Mentorship
MQ Ep. 452: Time for a #Rewrite?

Millennial Mentorship

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 5:50


Today on the Mentorship Quest we have a quote coming at you from our favourite first lady and author Michelle Obama. She says, “Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.” In this episode we chat about how you can claim and rewrite your story in the most uplifting way!

Book Club with Julia and Victoria
Re-Release: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Book Club with Julia and Victoria

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 76:43


Before Julia and Victoria return for Season 8, Book Club's Project Manager Rebecca selected her favorite episode from the pod's back catalogue to reminisce on the early pandemic days and listen to the delightful conversation with special guest Simone about Becoming by Michelle Obama.7

Insight On Business the News Hour
The Business News Headlines 27 September 2021

Insight On Business the News Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 8:33


Welcome back and we hope you had a great weekend. The weather here, for the first weekend of Autumn was...amazing. Our interview today is with the former Chief of Staff for First Lady Michelle Obama. Jackie Norris is back in Iowa running a business and now running for the Des Moines Public School Board.  But first the news: Retailers take some drastic action due to supply issues; Oops, Amazon is ticking off more customers; The price of oil is headed up and why; Tesla may dominate the EV market but...there is a but; A new economic report is out about our GDP; The Wall Street Report Women leaders and "Office Housework". Then stick with us for this conversation with business owner Jackie Norris. She served as Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, came back to Iowa to run a company and is now running for the Des Moines Public School Board. We talk about it all...here. Thanks for listening!  The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFM, Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

Insight On Business the News Hour
Meet Jackie Norris - Des Moines Public School Board Candidate

Insight On Business the News Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 18:02


Full disclosure: I've been a friend of Jackie Norris for years and while this may seem like a hyper-local conversation about her run for the Board of the Des Moines Public Schools there is more here. We start out talking about her time in the Obama White House where she served as the Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. You may remember her husband John ran for governor of Iowa. Today it's business and education. Enjoy this conversation and here is the website for Jackie Norris.  Thanks for listening!  The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFM, Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

OWC RADiO
Audio Secrets from Beyoncé’s Live Tours – An Interview with Her Go-To Programmer, Kwiz

OWC RADiO

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021


Meet Kevin “Kwiz” Ryan, tour programmer and recording engineer for Beyonce, co-owner at Rhythm 252 Group, and owner of the Rhythm Lab Studio. It's a timely and provocative interview with OWC RADiO Host, Cirina Catania that includes lots of gear talk, behind-the-scenes stories, and a very frank conversation about racism. Kwiz has toured with Beyonce handling audio in huge venues for her last four tours as well as for the 2013 and 2014 Superbowl halftime specials. In his spare time, he is a freelance producer for clients such as ESPN, ABC, and HBO. And he was the Audio Supervisor for the Whitehouse Correspondents Dinner and Michelle Obama's 50th birthday celebration! Kwiz is an accomplished musician, record producer, composer, audio engineer, and artist development specialist, currently living in the Bronx. For the last 25 years, he's been working with numerous Grammy-winning and platinum-selling artists. Creating magic for every genre, from new jack swing-style R&B with Jeff Redd, to the hip-hop soul of Mary J. Blige, and JayLo's latest endeavors. He composed and produced the heard-hitting and heart-wrenching music from his album, the "Black Light Chronicles." And, guess what? He uses OWC equipment on the road and in his studio. We wanted to know more and we think you will too! For more information about our amazing sponsor, Other World Computing, go to OWCDigital.com, where you'll find hardware and software solutions and tutorial videos that will get you up and running in no time. For more about our host, filmmaker, tech maven, and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas!

52 Weeks of Hope
Conquer Imposter Syndrome with Lauren Abrams

52 Weeks of Hope

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 9:08


Do You ever feel like a fake, a fraud, someone who's gonna get “found out” any minute? Congratulations, you're in good company. So does Meryl Streep, Michelle Obama, Sheryl Sandberg, and even Maya Angelou discussed it before each of her 11 books came out. Listen as Lauren gives you tools to conquer Imposter Syndrome!

The Living Life on Purpose Show
5 Characteristics of Truly Inspiring Leaders

The Living Life on Purpose Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 9:23


Living Life on Purpose:  Mindfulness | Yoga | Spirituality | Healthy Living | Personal Growth   Podcast: 5 Characteristics of Truly Inspiring Leaders   Free Circle of Life quiz by visiting www,elevatelifeproject.com/life/   Begin today – think through the dreams that are in your heart By using effective time management, your life will never be the same   5 Characteristics of Truly Inspiring Leaders There are few things more important to effective leadership than the ability to inspire. While there are plenty of bosses out there worthy of admiration, there are only a handful of leaders who can drive energy and passion from the people around them.   Coupled with a strong vision, a commitment to integrity, and a powerful set of morals, inspiring leaders have the power to change the world. You just need to look at innovators like Michelle Obama, Elon Musk and Richard Branson to see this for yourself.   Harvard Business School also discovered that the ability to inspire is the factor that creates the highest levels of employee commitment and engagement. Elsewhere, additional research found that inspired employees are twice as productive as their satisfied counterparts, driving 59% less turnover, 21% better productivity, and a 41% drop in absenteeism.   So, what makes a leader inspiring?   The following characteristics are crucial.   Commitment to Values   Inspirational leaders have a profound sense of purpose. It's this focus and direction that helps them to continue moving forward on the path to positive change.   If you're an inspirational leader, you'll know what values you want to stand for, and you'll ensure that you'll never cave under the pressure to change. This might mean that you don't always get along with your peers.   Being focused and ethical isn't always easy, but inspirational leaders will always stand up for what they believe is right and fight against injustice. Leaders must act with integrity if they're going to inspire anyone.   After all, people will always be watching the leaders of the world for evidence that they embody the principles they stand for.   A Passion for Growth   Leaders know that there's always room for improvement. That's why many of the best leaders have a passion for constant learning and development. They're aware of their weaknesses and they look for ways to transform them into strengths by listening to others.   Good leaders are always expanding and growing, interacting with people who can help them to get better.   What's more, a great leader also can encourage growth in others. Inspirational leaders give the people around them opportunities to learn and grow too. This could mean giving employees access to classes and educational tools. It could even be as simple as curating and sharing good content on social media.   Absolute Authenticity   Great leaders connect with others. They can create connections because they're open about their strengths and struggles. They can relate to the journeys that others go through, and they're happy to discuss the realities of what it took for them to achieve their goals. Inspirational leaders are authentic and real.   According to Ethan Taub, the CEO of Loanry and Goalry, being a good leader means having the strength to admit that you're different and be proud of that fact. It takes courage to think outside of the box, and leaders can do that with absolute honesty.   It's also this authenticity that allows leaders to open themselves up to risks and new experiences.   When something goes wrong in a leader's plan, they recognize the problem, and learn from the mistake.   Incredible Communication   Communication is crucial for any leader to be inspirational. How can you motivate someone to accomplish great things if you don't speak their language?   Notably, not all communication is verbal. Leaders need to be able to connect with others in a range of different ways, from interactions over video conferencing, to written messages, to body language.   They know how their stance and facial expression can bring context into a conversation. Inspirational leaders use body language to put others at ease.   What's more, when having complex conversations about negative things, a good leader doesn't focus on the bad things, they offer advice on how to improve.   Focus on Inclusivity   Finally, an inspirational leader is friendly, inclusive, and pleasant. Great leaders aren't the bosses who use fear and panic to drive results. Instead, effective leaders focus on cultivating an environment where people can explore their ideas and let their creativity shine through.   Good leaders don't just know how to speak, they also know when to listen.   An inspirational leader will welcome mistakes as an opportunity to learn and reward originality among team members.   Good leaders also know how to value diversity and support a wide range of working styles. True inspiration in any environment thrives when people feel part of a supported community. A leader knows how to take a team of unique people and turn them into a family.   A leader who cultivates a warm, open, and welcoming environment opens the door to innovation. Do you have what it takes to be an inspirational leader?

The Marketing Secrets Show
The Dream 100 FINALLY Explained (...and The Mañana Principle)

The Marketing Secrets Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 28:10


Here is another awesome episode from the Traffic Secrets book launch podcast. On this episode, Russell will show you how finding your 'Dream 100' can help you attract your dream customers! You'll learn: How Russell gets BIG influencers to spend thousands of dollars promoting his own products. Where to find YOUR 'Dream 100'. How to get 4 FREE videos from FunnelFlix! Listen in to learn more! Also, go get your FREE copy of Traffic Secrets here! Hit me up on IG! @russellbrunson Text Me! 208-231-3797 Join my newsletter at marketingsecrets.com ClubHouseWithRussell.com ---Transcript--- What's up everybody. This is Russell Brunson welcome back to the party. I'm excited to be here with you guys today and we are going live right now on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube. I think we're all over the place. So appreciate you guys hanging out with me today and I hope you've enjoyed this Traffic Secrets book launch. It's been going on this whole week. I know a lot of you guys are in quarantine right now, and you are bored out of your mind try to figure out what to do. Some of you guys are stressed out beyond all belief. I get it. Some of you guys are like, "This is dumb. Why are we even worrying?" And I get it as well. So there's a lot of chaos right now in the world. And the only thing we can control is our own mindset and things. We're focusing on things we're putting into our brain. And so I keep choosing to try to put my mind focusing on things I can affect things I can change, which really is this is probably one of, if not the best personal development weeks for all of us in the world, which is exciting. So, all right, really quick. Before I jump into reading some more of the book today, it's interesting. We did our ClickFunnels meeting and today we had the highest, excuse me yesterday. So yesterday we had the highest number of people logging to ClickFunnels ever, it's more than double what happens on a normal day, which means this is literally the season of funnel building. Okay guys, you're at home. You got the chance right now to finally create. There's always this excuse like, "Oh, I can't build a funnel because of this, because of this I'm too busy. I got this. I got blah, blah, blah, blah, blah." There's always for some reason, people always have this. We call it the mañana principle like, "Oh, tomorrow mañana tomorrow. I'll do it tomorrow. I'll do it." Okay. What I want to do. I want to suggest something for you guys right now. Okay. I want you to take this mañana principle. Most of us have like, "I'll do the work tomorrow. I'll do the thing tomorrow. I'll do tomorrow," tomorrow, tomorrow. I want you to do this as an exercise it will be really fun. Okay. What you're going to do and is the thing that you need to be doing that you normally put off till mañana. I want you to stop and I want you to do that today. Okay. And then the stressing that you were planning on doing today, stressing out about the coronavirus about food, about toilet paper whatever you're stressing about. I want you to take that stress and I want you to stress about it mañana. We're just shifting. This is an easy shift. Okay. We're taking the stuff right now that we're normally worried about. Okay. And that we're shifting it to mañana and the stuff that we normally are going to do to mañana. The stuff that's actually important about building our life, building our business, building our family. We're going to shift till today. Okay. Is shifting the mañana principle. Okay. If you guys can do that, it's going to be amazing for you. Okay because number one, you're not going to be stressed out because you're going to be stressed like, "I don't have time right now. I'm busy building funnels tomorrow I will worry about the stress." And then today you can get back to work. Okay. And what's cool about that. If you do it today, okay. It's going to be all of Friday all today to be able to work, to be able to create, to be able to read, be able to study, be able to learn every other thing that you've been procrastinating. You really have a chance to finally do it today. Okay. And all the stress that you've been sitting on for the last week, you'll move to tomorrow. You be like, "Worry about it tomorrow." and then ask yourself will you survive today? Is your family going to be okay? You got food for today, sweet worry about tomorrow. Let's get back to work. And then what's going to be cool is tomorrow I'm going to suggest to you the same thing. Move it, till mañana, and get back to work. Okay. So there you go. There's the mañana principle in a way that will actually serve you as opposed to hurting you. But again, we had more than double, as many people log in clickfunnels yesterday than we've ever had. Okay. Which means it's a season right now. It's a season to build funnels. It's a season to build hope season to start preparing and building your foundation because this season is going to pass. Okay. And the people who aren't frozen by fear in the season. Okay. When they come out of it, they're going to have a chance to be able to go and create and do some amazing things. So I want to make sure you guys aren't freezing during the season of fear. Okay, worry about it tomorrow. Mañana right now, get back to work focus on stuff you can control things you can create things you can do because the season will end. And I don't know if it's going to be two weeks from now, two months from now, two years from now, it does not matter. Okay. It's going to end. And the people who have been preparing during the season who have been planting the seeds right now are the ones who reap harvest. So now how to plant seeds. So what that means, two things. Number one, if you haven't got a Traffic Secrets book yet, go and get it. This is the seeds you need to get to the master traffic. Number two, this right here is FunnelFlix. Okay. Now FunnelFlix is an amazing tool. I have licensed, I think there's 2,600 videos on that. Okay. All of the courses I learned from, as I was learning this game, I went to all those people and I was like, "Your courses were the best that I ever went through. Can I license them from you?" And I paid them a small fortune, I think over a million dollars so far in licensing fees because I wanted to be Netflix for entrepreneurs. So we entered the streaming wars. We launched FunnelFlix and it's live. And right now we have a really cool thing for this weekend. It's called the FunnelFlix premier week, where you go to FunnelFlix.com right now and you put your email address in there and you get these four videos. 1, 2, 3, 4, I think each date unlocks one. So you'll get this one immediately. The first one is Frank Kern. If you don't know Frank Kern, he's one of the OGs of internet marketing. We had him speak of funnel hacking live. We didn't tell anybody he was coming. It was top secret. And then in the middle of, we had this whole FunnelFlix presentation. We had him come down and bang on the thing. And it opened up and Frank came out and delivered a message. It was insanely good. And people went nuts. It was like, standing ovation, screaming. It was as close to when a rockstar would feel like in our world, if you can imagine that imagine your biggest rockstar coming out and all the people flip out. That's what happened. And we captured it for you and you can go watch that presentation right now. Well, not right now. Wait til this is over, then watch it this weekend. And then if you like Frank's stuff, I licensed every... No I think almost 13 or 14 Frank's courses almost everything he's ever published is also in FunnelFlix now. So if you are a FunnelFlix member, you can geek out on Frank this weekend and get excited. It's all in there, all his best stuff's in there, which is exciting. So funnelflix.com. So this is trafficsecrets.com. Go get your book, get the audio books, go start listening, getting prepared there. And then over here's funnelflix.com as well. So that's the game plan. All right. You guys ready? Is everything... Is mañana principle in place. You've taken all your stress, your fears. You move it until tomorrow. Worry about it tomorrow. Today, you're focusing on planting seeds for your future. Are you guys cool with that? All right. If you're ready to start planning seeds for future, let's go. So what I'm going to do right now, back to the Traffic Secrets book. This has been so much fun reading this with you guys. So Traffic Secrets book. How many you guys are pumped about getting this book? I know we sold, I don't know, 10,000 the first day. I don't know how many right now, but we're selling tons of these. So I know most CBS have got, if you don't have, for some reason now is the time go to trafficsecrets.com. Okay. So I'm going to repeat. So we've gone through a lot of stuff in the book together. If you've been watching these videos each day, the first day I talked about the preface, preface however you say that all about there's a storm coming. And right now we're literally in the middle of the storm. I wrote this a year and a half ago, this part, and it's crazy that now we're sitting in the eye of the storm. So there you go. I don't know how I could time this any better. So introduction, there's a storm coming we talked about that. Then we talked about, we did two days on secret number one, which was, who is your dream customer? Okay. There's a lot of stuff in this chapter. Things I talked about with you guys figuring out, are your customers trying to move away from pain or towards pleasure, understanding that? And we talked about the difference between the searcher and the scroller and the mindset shift and what they're doing and how we structure things differently based on who they are that was secret number one. Okay. And figured out who is our dream customer. Again, getting to understand them at a deep level. Then secret number two we talked about is now we know who those people are, where are they actually hiding online? Where are they congregating? How can we find them? And we talked about how basically our job then if you look at this picture, here was all about finding where in the world these people are, where are they congregating online? And then from there we got to figure out our hooks, throw in there to grab them and pull them into our funnels, which is cool. All right. And then today we're still in secret number two today, we're moving on to a concept called the dream 100. All right. How many of you guys have heard me talk about dream 100 before I've been preaching this for quite a long time. So hopefully you guys have heard me talk about this more than once someone's asking to turn my camera around. I can't because I'm at home quarantine by myself. So I'm doing this by myself. I can't hold it backwards. I can get my kids come hold it here, but then be like, anyway, be chaos. So, right so again, first step of traffic is knowing who, getting deep understanding who it is you want, who your customers are. Number two, where are they congregating? Where are they hanging out? Right. And then number three is understanding, okay. Who are the people that are already congregating these people. Okay. A lot of times we think that we have to go and create traffic in fact, one of my first mentors, I've had so many great mentors over the years. One of them was a guy named Steven Pierce. And I remember Steven Pierce saying something in an event. He said, "People always think they have to create traffic." He's like, "You don't have to create traffic. Traffic's already there." You just have to figure out where it's at and then you tap into it. And that was one of those big, aha moments for me. Because I was trying to create traffic. Right. And so when I understood that, I was like, "Okay, I'm not going to create traffic. I got to find where they are." And this comes back to, we talked about it yesterday, which is finding these pockets, right. What are the blogs that my dream customers read? What are the Facebook groups? And what are the influencers they follow? What keywords they search for on Google? What blogs they... I think I said, blogs, what podcasts they listen to? I'm trying to figure out where are these pockets of customers? Right. So we got to understand that. And so that's the first step. So then the second step in this process is like, "Well, who's already congregated these people." There's people that have been doing this game for a long time, a lot longer than you, longer than me. Right. And they've already self congregated these people. So I decided to figure out, where are these congregations at? Because if I can figure out where those congregations are at, then I can tap into them. Right? And so that's where we get this concept called the dream 100. Now I learned this originally from a guy named Chet Holmes I had a chance to hang out with Chet, a bunch of times he wrote the book, The Ultimate Sales Machine, which is an amazing book, Chet passed away a few years ago, but someone I've had ton of respect for, actually 10 years ago, Tony Robbins event in Fiji. I was there, me and Chet both spoke and hang out a lot. But in Chet's book, he wrote concept called dream 100. And what the dream 100 is, he talked about, he worked for Charlie Munger, who is… what's his name? Charlie… Warren Buffet's business partner in one of his companies. And Chet was running this magazine. And I guess the time I can't remember, I haven't read all the details in the book, but they were the worst magazine in their industry had almost no advertisers. And they had a database of 2,500 people. And they're trying to message all these people and get to the advertising counsel and he couldn't do it. So Chet came in. He's like, "Hey, this is too hard for us to go off all these people, who are the people in the industry that buy the majority of the ads," we found, it's 30 people, maybe it's a hundred, I don't know. But there's a group of people, small group, right? That buy all the ads in our industry. So he said instead of marketing to all 2,500 or 25,000, or how many people are in there let's just target the ones that have the most amount of money. And so he built up a list and he started doing what he called pigheaded discipline, PHD, where he would start messaging. So every week he'd send them something in the mail. And then two weeks later he'd call them on the phone send something in the mail call them on the phone send something in the mail, call them on the phone, right? The decision makers who could move the needle for him. And he said after six months, I think it was six months, nothing happened. And he was frustrated, but he's got pigheaded discipline. He kept doing it, kept doing it. And within a year within I think seven months he landed his first client. It was Xerox or something crazy, who signed a contract. It was the biggest advertisers they'd ever had. And then next month they just land another one within a year or two years. Again, all the actual details are in here. They landed 30 of their dream, 100. And they went from the worst magazine in the industry to the top. And it was by figuring out who are the people that can drive you the most and creating a marketing campaign directly to them. And it was interesting. And then Chet talked about he wrote a screenplay for a movie and same thing like, "I wrote screenplay. I want it to turn to a movie or something, but I don't know how to do it, I'm not in Hollywood." So he's like... So he bought a, I think it was a time magazine or something that was like Hollywood's top 100 influencers or something. And he was like, "That's my dream, 100." So he took it was directors, producers, writers, whatever. And he took it and he's like, okay, "I'm going to dream 100, these people." So he sent his script to all 100, of these people. Then he called them on the phone and he sent them a gift and they called him. And eventually I think it was LeAnn Rimes called him back, loved the script, got the deal, pitched it to things, sold it to Hollywood. And they ended up making a play out of it, I believe anyway, I don't remember all the details, but that was the dream 100. So I remember reading that in Chet's original book. And then I asked him about it. I'm like, "There's something here, but I don't know what it is." Because I'm selling a book. I can't dream 100 everyone and be like, "Hey, you should buy a copy of my free book." Because it's free@trafficsecrets.com, right? It's not efficient. It would cost me too much. But then I was like, "Wait a minute. There are people on my list or there're people in my world who already have congregated my dream 100." I told you yesterday I got to figure out what are the blogs they're reading? Right. So if I figure out here's the blog, they're reading, there's a 100,000 readers of this blog who are my dream customers, wait, who owns the blog? Who's in charge of that blog? What if I started marketing directly to that person, got to know them and send them gifts and whatever. And if they like it and then they make a blog post about it. I might sell 50 or a hundred or a thousand copies of my book. Right. And I think who are my dream 100, what podcasts they listening to? And they're like, wait, "If someone owns a podcast and my dream customers are listening, what if I market to the person who owns the podcast? What if I got that person to say yes. And also they promoted it to their podcast and I make a thousand sales overnight." Okay. And that was where the concept of the dream 100 was born for us. And so for the last decade of my life is what I've been doing. I've been figuring out who, in fact yesterday, people are like, "Russell, what do you do every day all day?" I spent three hours yesterday on my phone, which is right here. My Instagram folks are watching me live on the device I use. I spent three, almost four hours yesterday contacting my dream 100. That's it, personal messages to all of them. Boom. "Hey, this is Russell." I send a gift. Hey, this is Russell. Hey, this is Russell. Hey, this is Russell. And that's what I did for four hours yesterday, dream 100. But Russell, "I thought you were trying to sell tons of your book, why were you doing Facebook ads?" There's people doing Facebook ads, but I would rather get one person who could spend a hundred thousand dollars… Like Peng Joon right now. You guys probably seen the ads for the book, right? Peng Joon, is spending tons of money right now, buying Facebook ads, promoting my book so I can go and buy more Facebook ads myself. Or I can build a relationship with Peng Joon because of my dream 100. And then he promotes it and he spends a 100,000 own pocket selling the book. That's a much better way to do it. Right. And so for me, this is the phase I'm going, my dream 100. I'm training people to write blog, posts, do podcast interviews and send out emails to the list and all sorts of stuff. Okay. But that's the magical dream 100. So anyway I want you guys to get the book it took me three days to read it, so I can't spend all three days just reading the whole thing, that's why I want you guys to get it. So when you get the book on page 41, this is the little chart I made of the dream 100. It's probably going to be backwards for some of these cameras, but basically I do each platform. So Facebook, Instagram, podcasting, YouTube, excuse me. Email lists, blogging, Google, YouTube, Pinterest. Right. So I put out the categories of each of the different industries here and then going down what I do it's okay. Who on Facebook is already congregated my dream 100? Okay. And so for me, I was like, "Well, okay, Tony Robbins has got 3.2 million fans, Grant Cardone's got, I don't know, 2 million fans. We've got Prince Ea got a billion fans," whatever. And I start making a list of all the people who've already congregated my dream customers. Who are they? Where are they at? Okay. I go to Facebook. I make a list as many as I can find. Okay. And then I might go to Instagram. Who are the influencers, who've already congregated my dream 100. And I go to Instagram. So I, write out their names. Oh, this person, this person, this person start listing out all their names. Then I go to podcasts. Okay. Who are the podcasters who've already congregated my dream 100. I start listing all the names and the podcast people who are the YouTube channels that already congregated my dream 100, who already have a million subscribers. I can go spend the next six years trying to get a million subscribers, or I can go to the person that already got a million subscribers. And if I can do a deal with him or her, have them make a video for me, boom. Now I'm suddenly in front of a million people that fast. Okay. You see how this works. Then who's got the email list in my industry. Who's the bloggers. Okay. And I start making lists of all these different things. And that becomes my dream 100. Okay. And so I'm starting traffic again. Notice this whole book I haven't said a single word about Facebook ads yet. Right? Everyone's like, "On Facebook ads, lets do Google ads." guy comes eventually. That's in section two in the middle, but there's all this foundational stuff. That's so much easier to get traffic. Okay. When Facebook shuts you down, what are you guys going to do? You going to be freaking out? Like, "I don't know what to do." And I'll be like, "I'm just going to call my dream 100. They already have an email list. They already got a blog. They had a podcast. I'll just see if I can go on the podcast." Boom. And we do that with our dream 100. So man, this stuff's so much fun. I could go for years about this. Let me see if I want to talk about anything else today on this or, oh, got to read you guys something. Can I read you a little piece? Are you okay with that? So it's funny how many of you guys know Rachel Hollis? If you don't, okay. Last year her book was the number two selling book in the world. The only one that beat, it was Michelle Obama's book. Okay. She wrote a book called Girl, Wash Your Face. And then Girl, Stop Apologizing this is book number two. And it's funny because I never heard of her. And then I went to this mastermind retreat and I did a list of all the different people. And one of them was a guy named Dave Hollis. Who's Rachel's husband. And I didn't know who he was. And I met him and I messed with my wife that night. I'm like, "Oh, I met this cool guy named Dave Hollis." And she's like, "Dave Hollis is that Rachel's husband." I'm like, "I don't know who's Rachel." And she's like, "Rachel's the biggest thing in the world," anyways so funny. And so had a chance to meet Dave and then got to meet Rachel and really, really cool. But last year we were in Puerto Rico at a mastermind event sitting around the room and everyone's talking about, their things. And it's funny because in this room there's 20 people and half of them are New York Times bestsellers. Half of them got three or four, five New York Times bestselling books. And it's just an intimidating room to be in. Right. And we're all talking and then someone started asking a question about how do they sell books? And everyone's given their two cents, I'm just writing, things a million miles a minute. And then Rachel starts talking and she said something and just boom, drop the mic. So I read to you. She said says recently I was in a mastermind event in Puerto Rico and I had a chance to spend time with Rachel Hollis, the author of the number one New York times bestseller Girl, Wash Your Face at the time she was in the middle of launching her new book. Girl, Stop Apologizing. As I was in the middle of writing this book, I was curious about how she had sold over a million copies of her books. I asked her for the secret to selling that many copies and she told me, "We ask ourselves this question, what are the tribes that my women are already in? What network marketing companies are they in? What Facebook groups, what Instagram channels, what hashtags are they following?" After we identified these things, we tried to figure out who are the tribe owners of these women? Who do we need to become friends with anyone who had over 200,000 followers? We would direct message them, tell them who we were and ask them if we could talk. We started messaging everyone. Our focus was to find the tribes and then figure out the best ways to infiltrate them. And I said the dream 100, she recalled that was exactly what she had done to quickly become one of the bestselling authors of all time, which is crazy. And then I go on again. Quest nutrition, how many of you guys know quest nutrition, quest bars. So Tom Bilyeu is one of the founders of Quest bars. He was also in this mastermind group. And after this I was researching it. How in the world did he build quest to a billion? He sold it for a billion dollars. How did he build that company? I remember watching it explode overnight. And then he cashed out and I found an interview with him on the founder podcast. And it was interesting. He tells the story. He said "We had a very different approach that got a lot of people, excited, not just about the product, but they felt good about the way we treat them. We went old school, researching several hundred health and fitness influencers. Then sending them handwritten letters and free samples. This is all about showing an understanding of what others were trying to achieve. And that quest was interested in helping them connect with their audience. When people are building community, they have a real sense of service to that community. We would send them free product and just say, if you like it, tell your people. And if you hate it, tell them that too." "Not trying to steer people's comments to give us a pretty great recommendation or not trying to steer people's comments gave us a pretty great recommendation. Some didn't like it and said so, but the vast majority loved it and were grateful. We had shown an understanding of who they were and what they were trying to do. So they spread the word." You see what happened? Tom built a billion dollar brand off of what? The dream 100 wasn't Facebook ads. It wasn't Google ads. The dream 100, Rachel Hollis became bestselling author in the world off of what? The dream 100. Okay. That's the concept that in chapter two, you guys understanding who's your dream customer? Where are they congregating? Who is in charge of the congregation? Who's the leader. Who's the person that you can infiltrate? And then you got to get to those people. Right? And it's coming down to building relationships, getting to know them. How can I serve those people? Okay. I did a video on YouTube. In fact, you should all go to YouTube and go to YouTube type in Russell Brunson, Tony Robbins dream 100 and there's a video it's about 10 minutes long of me showing the decade long journey. I did dream 100 Tony Robbins, how I became friends with him, how I became business partners with him, how I got to promote my stuff. It wasn't me just spamming, "Hey promote me Tony." It was me for a year or excuse me a decade serving and building a relationship with him is my dream 100 and getting in and infiltrating that, okay. It's a very powerful, really real strategy. So it's the key though. So that's the next thing you guys is that even if you don't have the book yet, you should get it. It's free. So the only reason why you wouldn't get it is you must hate money or you hate traffic or one of those things, but you cover $10 shipping handle. You can get it, but even if you don't get it for whatever reason, you still know the concept now and understanding that. So what I would recommend doing, see if I can find the page when you get the books on page 41, but you don't need this book to do this. Just go make a graph like this and say, "Okay, who's already congregated my dream customers on Facebook, and start making a list of those names. Who's already congregated my dream. 100 on Instagram, make a list of those names on podcasts, on YouTube, on email, on blogs," and find those people. Those are the existing congregations, right? And when you do that, my goal would be to try to get a hundred people, right? So 10 people, 10 or 20 people on Facebook, 20 people on Instagram, 20 people on podcasts, 20 people get 20 of them 20. All these different platforms have a hundred people. Now there's your dream 100. Now when you have that, that becomes the people you're marketing to those 100 people, right? If I get one of those hundred people, say yes, it can blow up your business. I remember when I did this exercise with the DotCom Secrets book, one of my dream 100 and my podcasting thing was JLD John Lee Dumas, Entrepreneurs on Fire. I never met, excuse me. I never met him yet. Sent him a copy of the book, sent him a dream 100 package, got to know him a little bit, messaged me. He was like, "I love your book. Want to promote it." He had me on podcast. I think the first day he sold like 500 copies of the DotCom Secrets book. Okay. And I came off of one dream 100 package. Right? So if I know, here's a hundred people, these are the people I'm marketing to, I'm serving, I'm getting to know them. I'm building relationships. And I'm going to focus on putting in the time to get to know these people it'll pay off in dividends. Okay. So that's the first step in the traffic secrets process is the dream 100. Getting to understand that when we were launching ClickFunnels, it was interesting because I'm no coder. I don't have any technical ability. So while my business partner, Todd and my business partner at the time, Dylan, while they were coding ClickFunnels, you're wandering Russell, what did you do? You're useless to the equation. I know I can't code. So what did I do? This is what I did. I sat there all night while they're coding and I'm messaging people getting to know them, building relationships. I remember my dream 100, by the time we launched ClickFunnels was dream 328 or something. I don't know how many, but it had grown because I built all these relationships and we launched ClickFunnels and we grew it. And it's crazy now that, ClickFunnels five and a half years ago it started. Today. We have over a 100,000 active customers, 30% of you guys logged in yesterday, which is crazy. So 30,000 plus people logged in yesterday to build a funnel. What's crazy is that the majority of those customers came off of the following of my dream 100 the original dream 100 that I had set up five years ago. And I've been relentlessly getting to know them, building relationships, pursuing them, asking them, promote things, getting them to use ClickFunnels. I've been building free funnels for tons of them. I put in the hard work, the dream 100. And on the back side of that has been a company that does hundreds of millions of dollars a year. So anyway, I hope that helps getting the wheels you had spinning. That's just secret number two, the dream 100. So, all right. We're five or six days in this guys we've gotten through the introduction secret one and secret two has been good so far you learning good stuff. If you like this comment down below, like "That's awesome." If you're like "That was lame Russell, I don't need traffic. I hate traffic," then be like, "That was lame." I don't care. Let me know what other way. The more that you tell me the better, I know how to do these and I can keep doing, if you guys like I'm enjoying it, hopefully you are as well again, here's your call to action for you guys. If you don't have a copy of the book yet we're in pre-order right now, you can get it@trafficsecrets.com. The books actually ship May 5th, but you can download the audio book tonight and listen to this weekend. Binge, listen, and start getting these principles into your brain. The more you understand them the better a lot of you guys ask about box set. This is all three of my books, new updated hardbound versions of DotCom Secrets, Expert Secrets and Traffic Secrets, as well as this new work book called Unlock The Secrets as well. The only place to get this out is the upsell. So there you go. When you get a copy of the book, the first order form bump is the audiobook you say yes to that, you'll get the audiobook. And then if you want to get all the updated hardbound versions, that only way to get those is after you buy the book, we make an offer where you can get them all at the discount. So that's the only way to get those. I get them the box ships May 5th, but the audiobooks are there now. So you can start listing at ASAP that's number one. So where do I download if I already bought? If you go back trafficsecret.com is a link there says log in, click on login, and you can log into your members area. It's got all the bonuses, the videos, there's five hours of videos there as well. There's a whole bunch of cool stuff you get when you get the book for free and over here this weekend, it's you guys wonder what to do. Go binge watch stuff on FunnelFlix. We have a premier week for free. You can go and you can watch Frank Kern's presentation today for free each day, unlocks free presentations to get you to fall in love with FunnelFlix. So we're now part of the streaming wars. ClickFunnels is taking on Disney plus and Amazon. And it's all there for you guys as well. One thing I'm going to end with, I talked about this in very beginning, but those who logged in late is a mañana principle. And I want to just re stress this because this can help you guys during this time of crisis. So right now everyone's stressing out, right? Because of all the excuse me, the economic turmoil. And so what I'm going to do is I want you to take that stress and I want you to stress about it mañana tomorrow. So take that and tomorrow I'll worry about today. I'm focusing on planting seeds for my future. Okay? Start planting, seeds, plant seeds of reading book, creating funnels, building stuff, making videos, publishing, whatever your seeds are. Start planting those seeds ASAP. Okay. Because harvest is coming, but if you don't plant, now you're going to be screwed when the harvest comes. So start planting your seeds right now. Okay. And take all the stress of the coronavirus or whatever you're stressing about. Put that tomorrow, mañana, worry about that. And then all this, you leave for tomorrow, which is the planting of the seeds, "Oh, I'll plant tomorrow. I'm going to study tomorrow. I'll build a funnel tomorrow. I'll make a video tomorrow. I'll publish tomorrow." It's time to stop and take that to today, moving that forward and we're going to do it right now. That sound good. That's the game plan you guys. Appreciate you all for hanging out. This has been a fun week so far. Hopefully you're enjoying the time with your family and your loved ones. Make sure to prepare yourself you guys. We don't know what's going to happen, but the best thing you can be possibly doing right now is planting seeds for tomorrow. The harvest will come. If you've not planted during the season of planting, you're going to be in trouble. So now is the time. Appreciate you guys. Thanks for everything. Go your book, trafficsecrets.com, then funnelflix.com. Got have some fun and have a great weekend. Thanks everybody. We'll talk to you guys all again soon. Bye everybody.

In the Studio
Peter Dundas: Dressing the world's powerful women

In the Studio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 30:12


With the autumn fashion season in full swing, we meet the Norwegian designer who's creating new collections and a gown for this year's Met Gala in New York. Peter Dundas is renowned for his catwalk couture and for dressing some of the world's most powerful women including Beyoncé and Michelle Obama. Join Anna Bailey, who follows Peter as he makes a bespoke gown for the Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Ciara, while also preparing a new collection for the catwalk with his team at Dundas in London.

Ownit! Powercast
EP117 Assertiveness and Motivation: Owning Your Why and Not Losing Yourself 

Ownit! Powercast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 27:57


Welcome to Episode 117 where we explore how motivation is connected to holding onto who you are, and not losing yourself in your relationships. In this episode we talk about how motivation and is a big part of assertiveness, and how confidence is built – or broken by how much we can stay focused regardless of what life throws at us.  We explore the typical motivation killers that can creep into our life and take over before we know it.  Then we talk about how to get back to you and what you want for your life.    Key Elements: Look at how motivation is easier to hold onto when we are clear with our why. Discuss the typical ways we can get lost in our life and in others and then lose our mojo for what we want for us. Look at ways to get back on the horse and get moving again.     “One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.” – Michelle Obama   Resources: Make sure you sign up for the bonus downloads at www.ownitpowercast.com.  Tribe members will receive them in their email each week. Thank you for tuning in to this podcast. Please remember to leave a positive review on your podcast platform and let us know how this episode has been helpful. Also don't forget to subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Spotify so you don't miss a thing!

Cleared Hot
Episode 198 - Evy Poumpouras

Cleared Hot

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 154:04


Evy Poumpouras is a former Secret Service Special Agent who worked the protective details for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush, William Clinton, and George H. Bush. She worked complex criminal investigations and undercover operations, executed search and arrest warrants, and investigated both violent and financial crimes. Additionally, Evy was an interrogator for the agency's elite polygraph unit and trained by the Department of Defense in the art and science of lie detection, human behavior, and cognitive influence. Evy is a multi-platform journalist and host who frequently appears on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and ABC. She is the author of the best-selling book Becoming Bulletproof: Protect Yourself, Read People, Influence Situations, Live Fearlessly. https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Bulletproof-Influence-Situations-Fearlessly/dp/1982103752 Outside of her role as a journalist, Evy is a TEDx speaker and international advisor whose expertise is sought worldwide. She has been a keynote speaker for NASDAQ, SOCOM, Yankee Stadium Series, United Technologies, Corcoran Group, Tyco, Skanska, Red Door Spa, amongst many others. She is an Adjunct Professor for The City University of New York where she teaches criminal justice and criminology. Evy holds a Master of Science from Columbia University in Journalism, a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs from Hofstra University. She is also a former New York City Police Academy recruit, and a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Secret Service Academy, and the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute. https://athleticgreens.com/clearedhot https://mtntough.com/clearedhot https://feals.com/clearedhot https://betterhelp.com/clearedhot  

Spa Marketing Made Easy Podcast
SMME #247 Building a Business Around the Life You Want with JoElle Lee

Spa Marketing Made Easy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 40:19


It's been in the intro of the Spa Marketing Made Easy podcast since it's debut in 2018, and it's my central mission here at Addo Aesthetics: to help aestheticians and spa owners build a life and business they love. Someone who embodies that notion to a tee is my friend, JoElle Lee, who in the last 17 months has built an extraordinary online-based business, but as you'll hear in this episode, there were many turning points that led to the place where she is today.    If you don't know JoElle, she is a skincare expert and celebrity aesthetician (she was Michelle Obama's personal aesthetician during her time as FLOTUS), a professional speaker, published author, and educator, trainer and skincare business consultant. Tune in as we talk about how to navigate being an expert in your field while pivoting your business to fit the chapter of life you're currently in so you can experience both a life and business you love.    In this episode, we discuss:    JoElle's path through the aesthetics field to get to where she is today and how each chapter of her journey served her differently and properly at the point she was at  The questions JoElle asked herself when making a pivot and how she navigated making strategic changes in her career  Tips and steps for moving forward to make your goals happen even when it feels like there aren't enough hours in the day  Why it's critical to overcome the mindset hurdles and limiting beliefs in order to begin building a business that aligns with the vision you hold for your life    To read the full show notes for this episode, visit: http://www.addoaesthetics.com/blog/247   Keep the conversation going inside the Spa Marketing Made Easy Community by clicking here.

Health Coach Conversations
EP154:Food Politics with Marion Nestle

Health Coach Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 43:18


The food we choose to eat every day can either positively or negatively impact our health. Cathy talks with Marion Nestle about what health coaches need to know about food systems and why food politics matter more than you might realize.     In this episode, Cathy and Marion discuss:    What we need to know about the politics of food, nutrition and health When the government will look to food as medicine instead of relying on pharmaceuticals  How everyday individuals can impact policy change by forming organizations  What food systems are, why they matter and what health coaches need to understand about them  What the average person should focus on to have the greatest impact on their family's wellness  The difference between unprocessed, minimally processed and highly-processed foods  3 Pieces of advice to eat more healthfully: 1- Eat more fruits and vegetables, more plant foods  2- Reduce, to some extent, the meat you're eating 3- Understand what ultra-processed foods are and minimize your intake How advertising affects what food we buy  Why Marion believes the soda industry is similar to the tobacco industry  What Michael Pollan means when he says “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.”  Details about Marion's personal food choices  Marion's observations about obesity and the impact of Covid on weight gain The role of schools in children's health          Memorable Quotes: “The biggest problem in the American diet is how much people eat.” “What you want is a food system set up to promote health and promote environmental health—human health and environmental health at the same time.”   Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, in the department she chaired from 1988-2003 and from which she retired in September 2017. She is also Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. She holds honorary degrees from Transylvania University in Kentucky and the Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley. Previous faculty positions were at Brandeis University and the UCSF School of Medicine. From 1986-88, she was senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services and editor of the 1988 Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health. Her research and writing examine scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice and its consequences, emphasizing the role of food industry marketing. She is the author of six prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health, Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety, What to Eat, Why Calories Count: from Science to Politics, Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning).  She has also written two books about pet food: Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine, Feed Your Pet Right in 2010. She published Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew The Science of What We Eat in 2018. Her most recent book, written with Kerry Trueman, is Let's Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health published in September 2020. From 2008 to 2013, she wrote a monthly Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle food section, and she blogs at www.foodpolitics.com. Her Twitter account, @marionnestle, has been named among the top 10 in health and science by Time Magazine, Science Magazine, and The Guardian, and has nearly 145,000 followers. Nestle has received many awards and honors such as the John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service from Bard College in 2010. In 2011, the University of California School of Public Health at Berkeley named her as Public Health Hero. Also in 2011, Michael Pollan ranked her as the #2 most powerful foodie in America (after Michelle Obama), and Mark Bittman ranked her #1 in his list of foodies to be thankful for. She received the James Beard Leadership Award in 2013, and in 2014 the U.S. Healthful Food Council's Innovator of the Year Award and the Public Health Association of New York City's Media Award, among others. In 2016, Soda Politics won literary awards from the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. In 2018, she was named one of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health's 75 most distinguished graduates in 75 years, won a Trailblazer Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and was selected Grande Dame of the year by Les Dames d'Escoffier International. In 2019, the Hunter College Food Policy Center gave her its first Changemaker Award and Heritage Radio named her to its Tenth Anniversary Hall of Fame.     Links to resources: Health Coach Group Website https://www.thehealthcoachgroup.com/

Friend of a Friend
Meet Fashion's Rising Star, Christopher John Rogers (Re-Air)

Friend of a Friend

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 41:58


In honor of NYFW in full swing, we're bringing back one of our most beloved episodes with the one and only Christopher John Rogers. This episode was recorded in September 2019.    If you Google the name Christopher John Rogers, a slew of articles will come up with all the same title: "Meet Christopher John Rogers, Fashion's Next Big Thing." At just 25-years-old, Christopher is one of the youngest break-out designers on the fashion scene. Although he made his Fashion Week debut just a month ago, Christopher has garnered industry-wide acclaim through his unapologetically joyful and colorful designs. His collection was met with a standing ovation and rave reviews from Vogue, WWD, and more. He was a 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, and his clothes have been worn by Michelle Obama, Rihanna, SZA, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Cardi B. In this episode, Christopher and I talk about creating glamour in a not-so-glamorous world, representation in the fashion industry, and how a Baton Rogue-born designer plans to make it big in the Big Apple. This episode was recorded in September 2019.    Follow Christopher on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/christopherjohnrogers/   Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/livvperez/ Sponsored by Paypal Get $10 cashback on your first purchase of $20 or more with the PayPal or Venmo app.Memore yourmemore.com/friend for 30% off at checkout Waterdrop waterdrop.com code FRIENDOFAFRIEND for 15% off Produced by Dear Media

Madlik Podcast – Torah Thoughts on Judaism From a Post-Orthodox Jew

Parshat Vayeilech - We review the septennial Hakhēl convocation where the Torah is read publicly as an opportunity to explore the revolutionary nature of the Hebrew Alphabet from both a social and technological perspective. In so doing, maybe we shed some light on the proliferation of alphabetical acrostics in the Psalms and later liturgy and piyyutim. Sefaria Source Sheet: www.sefaria.org/sheets/346294 Transcript: Geoffrey Stern  00:00 Welcome to Madlik disruptive Torah. We are every Friday at four o'clock here on clubhouse Eastern time. And we go ahead and record this. And then we post it as a podcast called Madlik. And it's available on all of your favorite podcasting channels. And if you like what you hear today, go ahead and listen to it as a podcast and share it with your friends, and give us a few stars and say something nice about us, in any case, this week portion Vayelech. And it's Deuteronomy 31, for the most part. And in Deuteronomy 31, verse nine, it says, "And Moses wrote down this teaching, and he gave it to the priest, sons of Levy, who carried the Ark of the Lord's covenant, and to all the elders of Israel. And Moses instructed them as follows, every seventh year, the year set for shmitah, at the Feast of Booths, which will start in another week or two, when all Israel comes to appear before the Lord your God, in the place that he will choose, you shall read this teaching aloud, in the presence of all Israel, gather the people, men, women, children, and the strangers in your communities that they may hear. And so learn to revere the Lord your God, and to observe faithfully every word of this teaching. Their children too who have not had the experience shall hear and learn to revere the Lord your God, as long as they live in the land that you are about to cross the Jordan to possess." And then a few verses down, it finishes off by saying, "When Moses had put down in writing, the words of this teaching to the very end "ad tumam" , Moses charged the Levites to carry the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord saying, Take this book of teaching and place it beside the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord your God, and let it remain there as a witness against you." So Wow, this is a pretty fundamental law, it touches upon a public reading of the Torah, it touches upon the seventh year, the cycle of the shmita, of the sabbatical year that we are starting as we speak. And it also talks about placing that Torah scroll, if you will, into the ark right next to the 10 commandments. So rabbi, what says this to you?   Adam Mintz  02:47 So I want to go to the end, it's so interesting that the Torah scroll plays a role here, it all seems to be about strengthening our commitment to Torah and to God, and therefore everything has a Torah scroll that is right in the middle of it. And I think that's really, really interesting. At the end of each shmita cycle, they used to gather all the people in Jerusalem, the men, the women, the children, and the king used to read the Torah. So really, even the sabbatical year, is about strengthening our commitment to Torah.   Geoffrey Stern  03:28 I totally agree. But I have to confess that when I tell people, and I've been telling everybody I can, trust me, that this is the sabbatical year, unlike the Sabbath that occurs every seven days. And I'd like to think, we can discuss this on another afternoon. I'd like to think it was one of the Jews greatest contributions to culture and society, a day of rest. It's actually a statement of human rights because you rest your servants rest to animals were at rest, that everybody kind of gets whether they keep the Sabbath on a Saturday or Sunday or a Friday, or they just understand they have to reboot once in a while. But the idea of the seventh year cycle, the sabbatical that has only really survived in academia. And I hope it's still the case where academics take off a year to broaden their horizons, to travel to see other academics and maybe go out into the field. It struck me when I read this portion, that Wow, there actually is a connection because mostly when we think of the sabbatical year, we think of letting the land life fallow, and all of the other things I discussed before, but there is clearly an intellectual aspect of this and that's what you were talking about Rabbi in terms of both faith and understanding The idea was in this sabbatical year, we all have to give ourselves a chance to be exposed to that which is important to us. But it kind of works both ways. Because on the Sabbath, we also read from the Torah publicly, and the rabbi's understood the connection between this because those of you who have been in an orthodox synagogue and know that the first Aliyah, the first calling up to the Torah, is for the Cohen. And the second one is for the Levi The Tom wood learns it literally from this verse, if you will call. It says that, in verse nine, that Moses wrote down this teaching, gave it to the priests the kohanim, sons of Levi. From here, the rabbi's learned that the colon gets the first Aliyah and the Levi gets the second. And then of course, the Israelite gets the third and onward. But I'm much less interested in the law. And I'm more interested in the connection the rabbi's took from this annual reading or the I should say, the seven year cycle of reading it in the sabbatical year, and reading it every week. In both cases, we're kind of doing this amazing public discourse of our most important texts.   Adam Mintz  06:20 Yes. I mean, and I think that's a super interesting thing. The fact that the Torah, even though study is an individual act, we do it by ourselves, we do it with a havruta (study partner), with one other individual. But actually, the reading of the Torah is always a public act. That's something fascinating, isn't it? Geoffrey.  Right, the Torah  is a public act, we read it in the temple, we read it in this Synagogue, it's always public.   Geoffrey Stern  06:50 I totally agree. And we're going to get a little bit more into that in a second. But before we do, the other thing that is kind of interesting to me is that the reading of it is also a conduit into the future. And you see that in two ways. If you recall, in verse 13, it says, and their are children who have not had the experience shall hear and learn. And the idea is, even though they were speaking in the present tense, and as it said, they were crossing the Jordan into the promised land. This was not to be limited to the people in the room, so to speak. This was the vehicle for transmitting this experience into the future, this interactive, maybe immersive reading of our sacred texts in public, placing them in a tactile form on the side of the shattered and full 10 commandments was an amazing, both commentary and commitment to what the written and spoken word can do in terms of transmitting ideas and values into the future.   Adam Mintz  08:05 I couldn't agree more with that. I think that that's a very important thing. And that's why you know, we're kinda not focusing on this, but this is the end of the Torah. This is the third to the last portion in the Torah.  We have Ha'azinu next week, and then on Simchat Torah, we finish the Torah with Zot HaBracha. This is the end Geoffrey. So whatever is going on now is a lesson forever.   Geoffrey Stern  08:32 I love the fact that you say it is the end, this is it got it both gives this statement more importance. But it also raises another fascinating Talmudic discussion. And that is: the last six or eight verses of the Torah are written after, in the narrative, after Moses dies. So the question comes, how can it be in our verses that Moses gives the complete Torah to the priests and the tribe of Levi? If in those last few verses are things that clearly he could not have written? And the Talmud gives two answers. One answer is: You're right. Moses, wrote everything except the last eight verses and Joshua wrote the book under his name, the Book of Joshua, and the last eight verses, but what I find so dramatic and those of you who were with us last week know how much drama there can be in our wonderful Torah. I love the answer. That was Rabbi Shimon's. And he says, Is it possible that the Torah scroll was missing a single letter, but it has said take this Torah scroll. Rather until this point, the Holy One blessed be He dictated and Moses repeated after him and wrote the text, from the point where it says that Moses has died, the Holy One, blessed be he dictated, and Moses wrote with tears", just an unbelievable image of someone waiting their own obituary, so to speak. But again, the reason I bring it up is because it really parallels this concept of having the children who had not experienced listen to it. Even in the ending of the Torah, it is understood that the writing of the Torah either continues in this hand of other people like Joshua, or that we are all part of a narrative, and we can't experience every part that we're in. But by hearing it and listening to it, we become a part of that narrative. And to me, Moses writing and tears streaming down his cheeks, it's just almost too much to bear.   Adam Mintz  11:04 I mean, Geoffrey, you're not so surprised, because as we all know, if you're anybody, The New York Times has your obituary on file, right? famous people get their obituaries written ahead of time. So it's interesting, the whole idea of, you know, writing your own obituary, I'll just tell you that there was a rabbi, his name was the Vilna Gaon, a great Rabbi in Lithuania, in the 1700s. And he says that the word for tears "Dema" can also be translated as the word "demua", which means mixed up. And he says that what happened was that God commanded Moshe, like a Scrabble board to take all of the letters that would appear in the last eight verses at the Torah, but not to arrange them in order. And Joshua was the one who arranged them in order.   Geoffrey Stern  12:01 Wow, that absolutely blows me away. And we are going to come back to it but to give you a little taste of how we're going to come back to that is, so much of the Yom Kippur liturgy has to do with that alphabet that you just described. Whether it's the "Ashamnu"  that is an alphabetic acronym and has our alphabet or whatever. So this story that you just told of the Vilna Gaon explanation of Joshua putting the letters together is something that really resonates with me and we are going to come back to. Michael Posnick welcome to the Bimah.   Michael Posnik  12:45 Pleasure to be here. I just have a question. Is it possible that the word for tears could be from "dom"  from the"demama" that Moses wrote this?   Adam Mintz  12:59 Like in in "Unetaneh Tokef"  "v'Kol demamah daka yishoma"   Michael Posnik  13:04 That's right that he wrote it in silence...   Adam Mintz  13:06 It's nice. Technically speaking, the root of the word dema is Dalet Mem Ayin, the root of the word 'dimama" meaning silence. is Dalet Mem Mem. These are two different words. It's a nice sermon. But technically speaking in terms of language, it's not really the same word.   Geoffrey Stern  13:32 And of course, you have Aaron who after his two sons died, it says "vaYidom", and  normally translated as silent. Is that the word that it should be translated?   Adam Mintz  13:44 The word "dom" is "demama"  We say in Unetana Tokef, We blow the mighty Shofar "vekol demama daka Yishama" But the sound that we hear is a silent or quiet sound.   Geoffrey Stern  14:06 Fantastic. The truth is, and this will also come up in our discussion, that there are those who believe and I think the the most prominent proponents of this theory, were Martin Buber, and Franz Rosenzweig. And their current student who's a professor named Everett Fox, who believes that much of the Torah has to be listened to as much as read. And therefore it gives you a little bit more, I think, flexibility and wiggle room -  poetic license if you will, to make some of these connections. But even if, from a strict grammatical point of view, there are limitations. Then there's also the pun and I think that the biblical text and certainly Talmudic texts We're very sensitive to words that might have been different, but sounded alike that conjure up certain emotions and certain responses. So I think there's no question that the connection that you made Michael is is there at some level.   Adam Mintz  15:14 Yeah, very nice. And especially because it relates to Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur with Unetana Tokef. It really is just right. So thank you so much, Michael.   Geoffrey Stern  15:23 So let's, let's move on a little bit. The title of today's episode, if you will, is the Aleph Beit Revolution. And the reason why it is a revolution is there are scholars...  the one I most recently read is somebody named Joshua Berman, who wrote a book Created Equal - How the Bible Broke with Ancient political thought, who believe that what happened when the Aleph Beit was created in Canaan was as revolutionary as the printing press when it was created in Europe. And we all know what happened when the (Guttenberg) printing press was created. within a very short time, not only did people for the first time get to read their Bible, because that was the first book that was written and popularized publicized. But they were people like Luther, who were able to get out a mimeograph machine, so to speak, and start posting things on the doors of the church. And all of a sudden, our whole revolution occurred within Christianity. And you could even argue maybe the Judeo-Christian tradition, because people were all of a sudden exposed to text in ways that they never were. And these scholars argue that when the Jews, the Israelites were in Canaan, they were surrounded by two empires who pretty much used cuneiform and  hieroglyphics. These are highly intricate ways of expressing whether it's numbers or events, or narratives or stories, using pictures, and the vocabulary was so large, that only the professional scribes could, could master it. So it was something that was never given to the general public. And even when they had, like the Gilgamesh epic, or Homer and Euripides, these were things that were written on stele on stone, they were hidden within the temple, even during the New Year ceremony that we discussed before called Akitu in Babylon. It was literally the king who read these things in private in the Holy of Holies, if you will, and what these scholars are saying about the alphabet, which has 22 symbols, the word that we use for the alphabet in Hebrew is "otiot". And those of you who are sensitive to the Hebrew knows the power of the word "Ot", it is a symbol, but from those symbols, you can ultimately put together any sort of concept. And all of a sudden, the written words of the Torah, were now publicly available to the congregation. And notice here it says, men, women and children who are here and who are not here, it was literally a revolution. As big as the revolution we discussed in prior weeks, where God says, You have no other kings besides me, I'm your only King. You don't worship anybody else here too, you get your information directly from the source, and you can interact with that information. And this was an amazing revolution that is on par with anything else that came out of Canaan and the ancient Israelites and included with Hebrew was Akkadian and Ugaritic, and Phoenician and actually, the Greeks got the 22 letter alphabet, from the Phoenicians, they've said it themselves. When we talk about the Delta virus, we have alpha, beta, delta, there are no words like that in Greek, those are words that come from the Aleph Beit gimel dalet, dalet, is delta, Aleph is alpha. As we approach the new year. This is revolutionary with a capital R.   Adam Mintz  19:56 Yes, I mean, I'm not an expert in alphabet, but yeah, this is all All fascinating material fascinating.   Geoffrey Stern  20:02 And it puts into a totally different perspective, this concept of the public reading of the text.  We think read, you need someone who is literate, who can literally read. But in the Torah, the word that we use is "Li'Kro". And "Li'kro" is similar to what I was saying before, when I talked about Buber and Rosenzweig, it equally applies to reading as it applies to listening or hearing...  to calling out. And so really, I think that the this image of the Torah ending, and it's saying that every seven years, and by extension, every seven days, the Torah is to be read in a vernacular, which literally means a people's language, and can be discussed, really ties into so much that we've been talking about on Madlik in terms of the ability for man to own and introduce and interact with our holy texts.   Adam Mintz  21:19 Michael, You actually began this conversation? With your discussion of the word to my mind? Do you have any thoughts on this?   Michael Posnik  21:30 Just a few come up, I've had the good fortune to be studying Nehemiah. And there, when it's described, when Israel read the Torah, it was read in four different ways. It was read exactly as the text presents it. And then there was someone who did the vernacular so that people could understand that if they didn't know the Hebrew, and then there were two other ways, which are not quite clear what's meant. And on Rosh Hashanna I attended a service of the New Shul, which was outdoors, a couple 100 people in a park in Brooklyn, and, and the Torah was read was held up by two gentlemen, and a 13, or 14 year old girl layned (chanted). And then she layned a couple of pesukim (verses). And then a man, a man with a beautiful voice sang the translation of those pesukim And then Frank London, the trumpeter played the emotional life. On his trumpet. It was very, very, very powerful. So it goes out to the mind, it goes out to the heart, it goes out to the body in the sense that if you listen to it, you might act differently, which would be a great benefit for all of us.   Adam Mintz  22:55 Hey, Geoffrey, that's amazing, because that's really what you said. And that is the experience of reading is actually much deeper than the way we understand reading. But it's about listening. Reading and speaking is where you didn't even discuss the fact that reading is music. And Geoffrey we can actually talk about the fact that the Torah is read in a special tune. And actually on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur that tune is a little different reflective of a more somber kind of Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur spirit. I mean, it's extremely striking; the tune for the Torah reading. On Rosha Hashannah and Yom Kippur at least to me is one of the highlights of Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kipper.   Geoffrey Stern  23:40 Absolutely I have to echo what you said, Michael, I went to an African American synagogue in Chicago outside of Chicago. I believe the rabbi's name is Rabbi Capers C. Funnye Jr. (an African-American rabbi, who leads the 200-member Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation of Chicago, Illinois) He's literally a cousin of Michelle Obama. And they read the Torah exactly as you describe. And it's exactly as the Talmud describes it, it was with a "Mitargaminan" with a translator. So the person would read the verses "Bereshit Barah Elohim et aha Shamayim ve'et HaAretz"  And in the same chant, someone would say, "In the beginning, God created the heavens in the earth." And it was such a moving experience because we forget so many times when we read from the Torah publicly, what an empowering spiritual, and I would say, revolutionary, democratizing thing that we are doing in terms of "you need to understand this". This is not something that's hidden. This is not something that we don't want you to understand. We want you to ask every question and to provide your novel explanation. And there's the music, you're absolutely right, you can approach it on every different level.   Michael Posnik  24:56 What you said before, about reading is also listening And the question is for each of us, what are we listening to? While that's going on. What are we hearing? And how deeply does the listening go? In in real terms, what are we actually hearing? or listening to? When we hear the words of the Torah? This is a real question, I think for all of us, and not just the Torah, the davening (praying)  all of it, what are we really, really listening to? What are those words? Really? How deep do those words go? Because they come from a deep place. Do we hear it? how deeply do we go?   Geoffrey Stern  25:42 I totally agree. The only thing that I would add and I want to pick up on Rabbi Adam's earlier comment about the Vilna Gaon saying that when Joshua wrote the last eight verses of the Torah that describe Moses death, Moses had actually scrambled it, Joshua put out the letters, and had the letters combined. And for those of you who know, Hasidic stories, about the High Holidays, you probably have all heard one version or another of the beautiful story.  It's the last service on the holiest day of the year of Yom Kippur. And the name of the service is Ne'ilah, because the gates of prayer are about to close. And everybody is thirsty and hungry, and waiting for those gates to close, and for the shofar to be sounded so they can all go home and eat. And there is the great Hasidic rabbi, whether it's the Ba'al Shem Tov or the Maggid of Mezrich, who knows who is standing and waiting and waiting, and the stars come out, and the sun goes down, and he's waiting, and he's waiting. And finally, 20 minutes after he should have closed the ark, he closes it. And all of the students come and the people say what happened. And he said, there was a little peasant boy in the back, and the peasant boy had never gone to a Cheder, never gone into Hebrew school, never learned anything except the Aleph bet. And all he was doing was repeating over the letters of the alphabet of the Aleph Bet, and saying, God, you put them together into the prayer, and the Ba'al Shem Tov said, we've been here for 24 hours, we've been here for 10 days, we've been here for the whole month of Ellul, and we haven't been able to break through the gates of prayer, and the purity and the intensity of this child's repeating over the Aleph Beit (in the same way that Joshua repeated it over, according to the Vilna Gaon story) is what has opened up the gates of prayer. And I just have always been struck by that question, because yes, Michel, it is the depth of the message. But sometimes, it's just the sound of the letter possibly, or in this case, coming from my kind of research in the last few days. Maybe it's just the revolution of that alphabet, the fact that we all have the right and the ability to portray ourselves and to express ourselves. But I love that story. And I love the fact that yes, it's at every level.   Adam Mintz  28:33 I mean, that story captures really, what, what it means to to appreciate experience. I mean, here, Geoffrey, you're really jumping from reading to experiential. And I think that's probably what Buber meant. You need to experience the text, not just to read it.   Geoffrey Stern  28:54 Yeah, the prayer that we say that really comes to mind is the Ashamnu new prayer. It's the prayer where we confess all of our sins, it's only said on Yom Kippur, and it's in alphabetical order. And according to Buber, who you just mentioned, the reason why the Ba'al Shem Tov explained, is he says, if you're doing your sins, there's no end to it. So luckily, the alphabet has only these 22 letters. So we can we can end somewhere. But again, it just seems throughout the whole day, and I encourage all of you to pay attention to the machzor to the prayer book. There seems to be such an emphasis on the alphabetical acrostics, whether it's in the poems in the Piyuttim, or whether in the Ashamnu prayer, and there's something special there. There's something special about the alphabet and I'm not talking even on a mystical level, just that we revolutionized the world and we were part of that revolution, in giving every Jew and every human being the ability to decode the meaning of past generations and make their contribution into the future. And that's an awesome responsibility, but also an amazing capability that we have   Adam Mintz  30:19 Amazing. So how are we going to bring this back to, to the shmita? and to the Torah that was placed in front of the people. How did how does all this relate to that Geoffrey in our last minute?   Geoffrey Stern  30:33 Well, it just seems to me that the fact that this rule was brought up at the very end of the Torah, almost as the climax, shows how important it is the contribution of our tradition, that the Torah and the words that are written on it, are so so valued. Anybody who comes to a synagogue is so impressed by the fact that there are no images but the ark opens up and we worship our book, we are called the People of the Book. And that's our contribution that the value of the written word and the spoken word and the heard word and the transmission of that word. And the conversation is ultimately one of our most proudest and most awe inspiring contributions to the world. And to me, it's something that we have to rejoice in and also be obligated by   Adam Mintz  31:35 that's a beautiful thought Geoffrey, as we enter Yom Kippur, I want to wish everybody a Shabbat Shalom, thank you, Geoffrey, and g'mar Hatimah Tovah. Everybody should have an easy and meaningful fast and we look forward to next Friday. So on Yom Kippur, you can be looking forward to your Madlik class the following day, that we're going to be talking the parsha of Ha'Azinu next week. Shabbat Shalom, everybody.   Geoffrey Stern  31:58 Shabbat Shalom and an easy fast and a wonderful Shabbat to you all. Look forward to seeing you next week.

Cinemático
Quanto Vale?

Cinemático

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 40:05


A queda do World Trade Center completa 20 anos em 2021 e, em meio a todos os eventos de rememoração da tragédia, o cinema segue na busca para processar o atentado que mudou os rumos do mundo. O esforço mais recente é Quanto Vale?, filme dirigido por Sara Colangelo que estreou na Netflix na última semana para tratar do lento processo de indenização das famílias das vítimas, uma burocracia que foi muito mais complexa do que se imagina de início. A premissa chamou a atenção da plataforma e da Higher Ground de Barack e Michelle Obama, mas também atrai pela forma como trabalha um tema difícil de uma maneira nova e inesperada. No Cinemático 229, Carlos Merigo e Pedro Strazza conversam sobre o filme e a onda dos filmes sobre burocracia, além de fazerem uma exaltação básica da carreira recente de Michael Keaton. _____ Cinemático é uma produção do B9 Apresentação: Carlos Merigo Coordenação Geral: Carlos Merigo, Ju Wallauer e Cris Bartis Produção e Pesquisa: Pedro Strazza Edição e Sonorização: Alexandre Pottaschef e Mariana Leão Coordenação Digital: Agê Barros, Pedro Strazza e Hiago Vinicus Atendimento e Comercialização: Rachel Casmala, Camila Mazza e Telma Zenaro See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Our Mothers Ourselves
Valerie Jarrett, Political Rock Star and Unflappable Mom. A Conversation With Laura Jarrett

Our Mothers Ourselves

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 36:12


Valerie Jarrett  needs very little introduction. She's been a political force since the 1980s, when she worked first for Chicago Mayor Harold Washington, then for his successor, Richard Daley.In 1991, she hired a young woman named Michelle Robinson —and thus was born a long friendship and working relationship with the Obamas. Jarrett was a senior White House advisor and is now president of the Obama Foundation.She was a single mother who, in spite of an insanely busy work life, always made certain that her daughter, Laura, knew she came first.Laura Jarrett has also had a very impressive career. She's the anchor of "Early Start" on CNN, and previously worked as a political correspondent covering the Justice Department. And before that, like her mother, she was an attorney in Chicago.Laura is also a mother of a two-year-old, which gives her mother Valerie a new role of grandmother—one that she's embraced wholeheartedly. Artwork by Paula Mangin (@PaulaBallah)Music composed and performed by Andrea PerryProducer: Claire TrageserSocial Media: Claire TrageserMother Word Cloud: Please contribute the one word that best describes your mother to the Mother Word Cloud at www.ourmothersourselves.com.Note: Our sister podcast, Mother Mine, has moved to a separate feed. Click here to listen to it on Apple Podcasts. 

The David Alliance
Good for Bad Strike 1

The David Alliance

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 10:03


webstix.com tony Herman   wellbuiltsupplements.com  Wellbuilttda 15% off Revolution4Fathers.com    October 30th Clueless couples in Covid Dependent, independent or Codependent? Which is right, wrong are there differences to a healthy marriage?  DO YOU KNOW HOW TO BEST FIX YOUR MARRIAGE OR MAKE IT BETTER? It's not what you think. You must first make yourself better… but how? Come find out!     Bill Fong    Aside from bowling, Bill Fong hasn't had a lot of success in life. His Chinese mother demanded perfection, but he was a C student. He never finished college, he divorced young, and he never made a lot of money. By his own account, his parents didn't like him much. As a bowler, his average in the high 230s means he's probably better than anyone you know. But he's still only tied as the 15th best bowler in Plano's most competitive league. Almost nothing in life has gone according to plan. He likes to say he got his approach to bowling from the hard-hitting alleys in his native Chicago, where he went to high school with Michelle Obama. He was one of the few kids from Chinatown interested in bowling at the time. Despite his strict mother and the fact that his friends were all on the honor roll, little William preferred sports. He dreamed of being a professional athlete one day. He wasn't big—too short for basketball, too slender for football—but he'd run up and down the block as a boy, racing imaginary friends. When Fong was young, his parents divorced. He remembers the man who would become his stepdad taking his mom out on dates to a local bowling alley, where they could bring the kids. He noticed that when he was bowling, he wasn't thinking about whatever was going on behind him. His mind could focus on the ball, the lane, the pins—and the rest of the world would disappear. He had never been captivated by anything like that.   In high school he read book after book on bowling… he studied it and began to get better than most. But when he got married his wife said “grow up” and get a real job. So he quit golf, started cutting hair and took ten years to master golf… he didn't master it. After 10 years he quit it… He decided bowling was a comfort to him so he started going to the lanes a few times a week and started back up where he left off pretty quickly… Now he was still an above average bowler… but not the king by any means… until that one night in January 2010.  He rolled his first 6 frames… all strikes… not totally unusual for him… it had happened many times… He finished out that game a perfect 300. He started his second game… now there is something you should know about bowling the best of the best are measured by bowling 3 games of 300. That makes you world famous… So his second game he had a few close calls… but they all fell and it was his second 300 game. As he started his 3rd game he thought he felt the pressure building. He was sweating, tightness in his chest, a little short bursts of panic… but he held the course… the last 6 frames the whole bowling alley came to stand and watch. with each strike close to his 300 they went wild… until his final frame. Bill thought this is it, this is what will change my life… I can start a pro tour, I can get some sponsors, I will now be esteemed and admired, I will prove my parents wrong… And he let that last ball fly down the lane… It looked absolutely perfect just like every other throw… the pins exploded and everyone froze as they watched the #10 pin wobble, wobble and then regain its balance and stay standing… total silence. Fong literally collapsed only to be held by some of his friends… He went home, feeling drained, nauseas and numb… he threw up in the bathroom and felt the room spinning…he  realized he was having a stroke. Rushed to the hospital and after tests and heart surgery the doctor told Bill that if he had thrown a strike on that last frame he surely would have died from the adrenaline that would have hit him… and in fact the miss and the dramatic drop in energy and heartbreak kept him from dying.   What was meant for bad actually saved his life.        And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28 (NIV)   The Living Bible translation words it this way: “And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into his plans.”   First, He works for “the good of those who love Him.” If you love God, you can trust that He is working for your good.    But what does Good mean? Good throughout scripture implies completion. So he is not working just on OUR good… my good might be a bigger house, a faster car more money a vacation in the hamptons…  But God is working for us to be completed in him. That we are complete in his work, his call his mission and his power and faith.    Second, He works for “those who are called according to His purpose.” Here is a thought…  you do realize that following God entails submitting to His purpose for you? You have been called by Him for a purpose that He holds for your life. these two qualifiers–loving God and experiencing His call–are actually one thought, one action. Those who love God are called according to His purpose.  Being called according to God's purpose also reminds us what “our good” actually is. It's not our comfort or worldly success. It's the furthering of His purpose through us. 

No Vacancy Colorado
Season 3, Episode 5: Short Week Special - Oral Sex or Cheese? Beer Talk with Lady Justice & Pushup Contests vs Michelle Obama

No Vacancy Colorado

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 135:44


On this week's episode of Stoned Appetit presented by Seed & Smith Cannabis, we sit down with Allison Wisneski & Betsy Ley, two of the founders behind Lady Justice Brewery to talk about EVERYTHING. When I say everything, I mean everything... because of our wonky schedule, we just loaded everyone down with a hysterical 2 hour episode!! If you have to give up one, oral sex or cheese, which are you giving up? Would you live off food stamps for 2 years? Would you rather do Americorp or literally anything else?If you were going to leave your spouse, who would it be for?All of these questions are answered by two hysterically fun guests who happen to make exceptional beers on Colfax! They have a fantastic mission plan, they help their community and they fight for those who can't fight for themselves... Absolutely fantastic guests & great episode. Hope y'all have a great week! Cheers

Storytellers of STEMM
#134 - Bharathi Boppana: Computational Modeling and a Conversation

Storytellers of STEMM

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 58:59


Today's storyteller is Dr Bharathi Boppana! Bharathi is a Research Scientist at the Institute of High Performance Computing in Singapore. Today we talk about her work there using computational simulations to model wind and pollution in urban areas. Bharathi's journey is so interesting - her background is in engineering, and her PhD is in applied mathematics - and her journey takes her to Singapore where she is now. We talk fluid dynamics, what modeling is, how modeling works, computer programs, her journey in her career, and the type of work she does now. Also, Bharathi and I are both members of Homeward Bound's 5th cohort (known as HB5), which is how I have gotten to know her. And in a fun twist, Bharathi asks me questions about my work and it was rather fun being on the other end of the microphone! Enjoy! --- You can find Rachel Villani on Twitter @flyingcypress and Storytellers of STEMM on Facebook and Twitter @storytellers42. Book List: Tapestries of Life by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, Becoming by Michelle Obama, The One Device by Brian Merchant, The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates, Broken Horses by Brandi Carlile, My Penguin Year by LIndsay McCrae You can find Homeward Bound at their website https://homewardboundprojects.com.au/, on Twitter @HomewardBound16, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homewardboundprojects. Rachel works on the Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) in Louisiana: https://www.lacoast.gov/crms/Home.aspx Recorded on 3 July 2021.

RT
On Contact: The nature of satire with Joe Sacco

RT

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 28:10


On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the nature of satire with investigative reporter and cartoonist, Joe Sacco. Joe Sacco is one of the world's foremost cartoonists, his work translated into at least 14 languages. He invented the genre of graphic journalism where meticulous and rigorous reporting is wedded to illustrations, a process that can take years. He has written and drawn numerous masterpieces such as Palestine, Gorazde: A Safe Area, The Great War, and one of the finest books on the Palestine-Israel conflict, ‘Footnotes in Gaza', which took six years to complete and documents the Israeli massacres of Palestinians during the Israeli occupation of Gaza in 1956, a massacre all but written out of the history books. But Sacco is also a gifted satirist, and it is his satire, especially his underground comic Bumf – the British slang for bum fodder or toilet paper – we are going to explore. He turns his razor wit and scabrous illustrations to castigate the sadistic folly of American foreign policy and the vacuity of its political class, bringing Richard Nixon back to life where he wakes up in the White House in bed with Michelle Obama. Nixon, freed from the legal constraints that led to his impeachment, is overjoyed at the emergence of the surveillance state, the militarized drones that drop ordinance on whole groups of people, along with the license to kidnap, torture and assassinate supposed enemies of the state, even US citizens. Nixon is taken to another planet and, after all, if you are kidnapped, hooded, shackled, dressed in a diaper, sedated and flown thousands of miles in a CIA transport plane to a black site, it might as well be another planet, where everyone is naked and hooded. Reporters in this world have been domesticated, bought off to serve as shameless courtiers to power. Sacco assumes the role of the court lackey in the comic, writing drivel to amuse and entertain the masses in the dystopia that has become America. Sacco knows, as Hannah Arendt wrote, that “the greatest enemy of authority is contempt, and the surest way to undermine it is laughter.” Joe Sacco's graphic novel, ‘Bumf Vol. 1: I Buggered The Kaiser'.

360 Yourself!
Ep 144:Believe You Can Be Who You Want To Be! - Natasha Grano (Global motivational speaker / writer)

360 Yourself!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 49:01


Natasha Grano is a global influencer crowned “The world's number 1 female mindset coach” by Huffpost and Yahoo's “number 1 motivational speaker in the world under 40”. She is nicknamed “the female Tony Robbins” and was named in the world's top ten keynote speakers by LA weekly, alongside the likes of Michelle Obama and John Assaraf. Natasha has an audience or more than 5 million people online and over 4 million followers on instagram – all learning from and enjoying Natasha's revelatory mindset and motivational techniques and proven MBS Method. Her current Instagram live show gets over 1 million views per episode. Natasha also hosts the biggest room on Clubhouse every Sunday at 11am ET/16:00 UK on the Law of Attraction and Manifesting Your Desires. Around 30,000 people come through each time and many world class speakers regularly appear in her rooms. She hosts them in one of the biggest clubs on clubhouse with 400k members. Natasha is a leading Thought Leader to the new generation, a Motivational Speaker, a best-selling Author and #1 Social Media Expert. Drawing on her own personal experiences of illness, depression, anxiety and divorce, Natasha gives her audience actionable steps to create the life they want and take them out of self-sabotage and pain, just as she did, detailing her experiences in her book – The Action Plan. She teaches how to use your network to create your net worth and elevate yourself and your business to the highest level. Natasha is on a mission to mentor, empower and draw the full potential out of every person with the promise that positivity, proactivity and heartfelt passion is a sure way to get the very best out of life. As a Keynote speaker, Natasha covers these key areas: – How she gained a million followers and a million dollars on social media by building her platform first, then injecting her brand. – She teaches you some of her top hacks and the blueprint for a winning formula to growing your instagram presence, showing value with your business to your audience and turning your new followers into leads and revenue! – Erasing past beliefs to design your perfect life. – Using instant tips, Natasha shows how to design your world around you by eradicating past self-sabotaging beliefs. Your outer reality is a direct reflection of your inner self beliefs. Learn from this leading mindset guru how to rewire your brain. – Actionable steps to creating your dream life as seen in her book The Action Plan. For inquiries about Natasha call a booking agent on 0208 5411996 or email contact@rivamedia.co.uk G: @natashagrano Host: Jamie Neale @jamienealejn Discussing rituals and habitual patterns in personal and work life. We ask questions about how to become more aware of one self and the world around us, how do we become 360 with ourselves? Host Instagram: @jamienealejn Podcast Instagram: @360_yourself Music from Electric Fruit Produced by Tom Dalby Composed by Toby Wright

First Lady Style
First Lady Fashion Recap!

First Lady Style

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 14:39


Recap of all the latest First Ladies from around the world: Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in SPENCER, the Chasing Melania Trump documentary, Jill Biden, Michelle Obama, Australia's Honorary Julie Bishop turned into a Barbie, Nigeria's First Lady Aisha Buhari, Queen Letizia of Spain, Queen Rania of Jordan, First Lady Kim Jung-Sook of South Korea and more! Find out all about their latest glamour, style and fashion!

MODASUCKA with Michael Blackson
Highlights: Chef Lauren Von Der Pool

MODASUCKA with Michael Blackson

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 17:17


Chef Von Der Pool is a raw vegan chef who worked for Michelle Obama. Here are the highlights from her episode this week! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Wild Ideas Worth Living Presented by REI
Exploring National Parks with Misha Euceph

Wild Ideas Worth Living Presented by REI

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 41:01


In early 2021, Misha Euceph spent six weeks on the road visiting national parks and recording a new podcast series for REI Co-op Studios called Hello, Nature. As a Pakistani-American writer, podcast host and journalist, Misha set out to find the new, lesser known stories of America's national parks through the lens of Black, Indigenous, and people of color. Misha's interest in national parks is relatively new, but she's no stranger to podcasting. Her production company, Dustlight Productions, produced The Michelle Obama podcast, and Barack Obama and Bruce Springstein's podcast Renegades: Born in the USA. In this episode, Misha talks about making her latest project, Hello, Nature.Connect with Dustlight Productions:WebsiteTwitterInstagramConnect with Misha:WebsiteTwitterInstagramResources:Hello, Nature Podcast from REI Co-op StudiosMisha's Guide, How to Make a PodcastEpisode Sponsor:SonosTeva

MODASUCKA with Michael Blackson
Chef Lauren Von Der Pool

MODASUCKA with Michael Blackson

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 53:03


Eat yourself, ladies! Chef Lauren Von Der Pool aka The Queen of Green (@queenofgreen) was born in Washington D.C., and describes herself in her early life as a "bad girl" and "gangster." When a stab wound to the head at the age of sixteen proved almost fatal, Von Der Pool decided to make a new life for herself with a complete lifestyle change. She began to transform her relationship with food, and she experimented with raw and vegan cooking. With the advice from a mentor, Von Der Pool enrolled at the Le Cordon Bleu Los Angeles and Paris Culinary School. Upon graduating from Le Cordon Bleu, Von Der Pool worked with many notable chefs, including Wolfgang Puck and Alice Waters. Von Der Pool has also worked as a personal chef for many prominent celebrities, like Patti Labelle, Common, Stevie Wonder, Venus and Serena Williams (Venus Williams wrote the foreword for her cookbook Eat Yourself Sexy.) For three years, Von Der Pool worked exclusively for the sisters, teasingly claiming, "I ate, drank, and slept Serena and Venus" during her Miami New Times interview in 2015. One of the most significant highlights of her career occurred in 2009 when First Lady Michelle Obama invited Von Der Pool to serve as an executive chef for "Let's Move!"—the First Lady's childhood obesity prevention campaign. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The John Batchelor Show
1614: The week of the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND The complete, forty-minute interview, August 16, 2021. @LongWarJournal

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 41:00


Photo: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia meet Malala Yousafzai in the Oval Office, 11 October 2013.      On 9 October 2012, while on a bus in the Swat District, after taking an exam, Yousafzai and two other girls were shot by a Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan gunman in an assassination attempt in retaliation for her activism; the gunman fled the scene. Yousafzai was hit in the head with a bullet and remained unconscious and in critical condition at the Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, but her condition later improved enough for her to be transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, UK. The attempt on her life sparked an international outpouring of support for her. Deutsche Welle reported in January 2013 that she may have become "the most famous teenager in the world" CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The week of the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND The complete, forty-minute interview, August 16, 2021. @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/08/ep-55-afghanistan-falls.php

Asian Hustle Network
Stephanie Lee // Ep 94 // Instituting Rituals of Mental Health and Becoming SELFMADE

Asian Hustle Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 41:43


Welcome to Episode 94 of the Asian Hustle Network Podcast! We are very excited to have Stephanie Lee on this week's episode. We interview Asian entrepreneurs around the world to amplify their voices and empower Asians to pursue their dreams and goals. We believe that each person has a message and a unique story from their entrepreneurial journey that they can share with all of us. Check us out on Anchor, iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Spotify, and more. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave us a positive 5-star review. This is our opportunity to use the voices of the Asian community and share these incredible stories with the world. We release a new episode every Wednesday, so stay tuned! Stephanie Lee is the Founder and CEO of SELFMADE. With a lifelong passion for learning and being challenged, Stephanie has more than a decade's worth of experience across very different industries: from politics and government to beauty and consumer goods. SELFMADE is the culmination of Stephanie's lived experiences and spurred from healing from her own mental health crisis. She began her journey as a field organizer on the Obama presidential campaign and then joined the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee. From working within the Administration serving under the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, she was quickly tapped to work at the White House on the staff of the First Lady Michelle Obama. There, Stephanie project-managed her first ever New York Times bestselling book, American Grown, and managed conceptualizing, planning and executing Mrs. Obama's international and domestic messaging events resonated with the American people. In 2014, Stephanie moved to NYC and transitioned into the prestige beauty industry as a product developer at the global brand, MAC Cosmetics. Simultaneously reckoning with depression and anxiety, Stephanie left the corporate world to travel the globe solo and hear from women about their experiences about their own self-worth and emotional wellbeing. That's when SELFMADE was born. SELFMADE is excited to announce the launch of a Beta community for the CommonRoom, their emotional wellbeing app. By joining the Beta at beselfmade.co/commonroom, you'll get completely free access to programming, activities, and content created with their mental health experts AND 20% off your next order as an extra thank you. Please check out our Patreon at @asianhustlenetwork. We want AHN to continue to be meaningful and give back to the Asian community. If you enjoy our podcast and would like to contribute to our future, we hope you'll consider becoming a patron. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/asianhustlenetwork/support

Stigma Podcast - Mental Health
#86 - Elyse Cohen - VP Social Impact at Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez

Stigma Podcast - Mental Health

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 30:45


Today's guest is Elyse Cohen, VP of Social Impact and Inclusion at Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez and a mental health advocate.  Elyse is an expert on purpose driven brands, social impact, and has been hand selected by Selena Gomez to lead the impact efforts at Rare Beauty and the Rare Impact Fund addressing mental health. Previously Elyse has worked at the White House for First Lady Michelle Obama as Deputy Director of the former first lady's legacy Let's Move initiative, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and various marketing agencies leading social impact initiatives and leveraging business and celebrity assets to create change on critical issues. You can connect with Elyse here:  LinkedIn Links mentioned in the show: GoFundMe, Rare Beauty Website What If Fellowship: https://whatif.vc/fellowship   HERE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS WE TALKED ABOUT: We talk about Rare Beauty as a purpose driven brand, The Rare Impact Fund which addresses access and gaps in mental health, and the growth of the brand over time. We also discuss ways for people to get involved with the growth of the Rare Impact Fund. Elyse shares her background, both personal and professional, and why mental health is so personally important to her and her family. As part of her work, Elyse has mapped out who is doing what, and who is being impactful in the mental health space for the purpose of knowing where to deploy Rare Impact Fund capital. Elyse shares some of the insights she gained by doing that work including which companies are doing great work in the mental health space and where she wants to see capital deployed. We discuss barriers to mental health care including stigma, cost of care and access in our current system, and what we need to do to address the issue of stigma around mental health. Elyse shares about what the Rare Impact Fund plans to do with the capital that is raised and what benefits will come from these actions. We discuss the lack of practitioners, why there is such a deficit in this field, and what changes could be made to fill the gap. Elyse talks about the white space that still exists in mental health especially in education and technology, and why filling these spaces with more support will be beneficial in the long term.   Connect with the Stigma Podcast in the following ways: Website, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Email, What If Fellowship Connect with host Stephen Hays here: Stephen Hays Personal Website, Twitter, LinkedIn, What If Ventures (Mental Health Venture Fund)

Reinvention Road Trip
Learn the 10 Pivot Points for Success endorsed by Michelle Obama

Reinvention Road Trip

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 47:37


Amy Hilliard, author of "Pivot for Success," has been an entrepreneur since she was a young girl in Detroit selling handmade rose water and promoting her babysitting business. Amy carried that determination with her throughout her life making her an expert in reinvention.   A proven thought-leader on entrepreneurship, empowerment and marketing, Amy has been profiled in Fortune, Success, Entrepreneur, CNN, Black Enterprise, Essence, Ebony and NPR.  An international speaker, she is also the author of “TAP INTO YOUR JUICE -- Find Your Gifts, Lose Your Fears and Build Your Dreams” – endorsed by First Lady Michelle Obama. What makes Amy even more special is her willingness to tell the story behind the story and that includes times she's been laid off, foreclosed on, divorced and how she reinvented herself through those challenges. Amy's story is one of true grit that I'm confident will inspire you to keep going and reinvent yourself too.Learn more about Amy: https://amyshilliard.com/

The Speaker's Secrets
152: Beating Impostor Syndrome

The Speaker's Secrets

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 12:46


Impostor Syndrome is something that we ALL face. (Yes, even Michelle Obama and Albert Einstein). It's when we underestimate our skills, our talents, and our worth. While Impostor Syndrome isn't our fault, it's reality - and we need to learn how to overcome it in order to be our best selves. This episode not only explains what this syndrome is, but provides easy-to-apply tactics to overcome it and be the powerhouse that you are. Tune in for those gems

Rock n' Roll English
Living in London

Rock n' Roll English

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 36:01


Have you ever wondered what living in London is like? Well wonder no more! I team up with Halima from Blackboard English today to talk about the good (and the bad

Comeback with Erica Cobb
Designer Byron Lars: In Earnest Official

Comeback with Erica Cobb

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 43:14


Byron Lars started designing under his own label in 1991 with a small collection of sportswear of what he refers to as "twisted American classics." His line has been carried  by such prestigious retailers as Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale's. His notoriety also led to his designing a limited edition of designer Barbie dolls for Mattel and styling icons such as Angela Bassett and Michelle Obama.  Byron joined me to talk about his next chapter and the comeback after the setback.

ThePoshGirlsClub : Dropping Gems
Imposter Syndrome

ThePoshGirlsClub : Dropping Gems

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 26:29


To put it simply, imposter syndrome is the experience of feeling like a phony —like you don't belong where you are. It can affect anyone no matter their social status, work background, skill level, or degree of expertise.” – Michelle Obama. Listen in as I break imposter syndrome and give tips on how to overcome it. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theposhgirlsclub/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theposhgirlsclub/support

P's in a Pod
The Dinner Table Draft: Alumni Edition with Morgan Smith '21 and Joe Ort '21

P's in a Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 41:32


Recent alumni Morgan Smith and Joe Ort join Nathan and Susan to "draft" Princeton alumni for their dream dinner tables. Listen as Susan roasts Nathan's picks, Nathan convinces himself that he can change the world, and Morgan and Joe prove that they've done more research than either of the hosts. Video of this episode is found on our IGTV!*This was recorded on July 17, 2021.Featured song: Sleepless Nights (feat. Phoelix) by Dinner PartySupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/psinapod)

You're All I Need
Throwback Episode - That Part 5 w/ JOLO...How to Argue

You're All I Need

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 21:11


In this episode, JOLO discuss a recent episode of Michelle Obama's podcast and how couples can argue in a healthy way.

What's Your Story?
Investing in yourself and knowing it will pay off - Victoria Russell

What's Your Story?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 53:13


Victoria Russell, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Beam Suntory, didn't know her journey would take this path but listening to her story tells you she is right where she is supposed to be. Her family helped to instill a love for learning and confidence in exceeding all expectations set on her. She also learned firsthand early in her career the importance of good people leaders to bring the most out of team members. Throughout her career, she has sought out opportunities to develop herself which often times took place outside of the regular day job. Listen to her story for great tips on career development, leadership capabilities and effective mentoring. Episode References:- Chestnut Street YMCA - Leadership Louisville - Fund for the arts - Kerry Washington  - A change gonna come by Sam Cooke 3 Stories Victoria would want to hear:1) Michelle Obama  2) Harriet Tubman  3) Tabitha Brown  Connect with Victoria at:LinkedIn IG 

The Art of Decluttering
The Wellness Rebellion with Maz Compton - Part 1

The Art of Decluttering

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 31:47


**mild language warning for today's episode - not suitable for little ears**We've got a third mic today!! The amazing Maz Compton is with us. Maz is a media personality who's been working in the industry for two decades. She's spent her life on tv and radio interviewing celebrities (on the red carpet), flying around the world for MTV and hosting awards shows! In 2016 she experienced a change in her life that was a huge catalyst that started her on a journey of fitness, decluttering and self discovery. She has so much goodness to share that this is only part 1 of the interview!! So sit back and enjoy - we know you will love it!In this episode;● Find out a little bit about who Maz is and the exciting experiences she's had;● Maz tells us about her decluttering journey and shares some pivotal moments;● Maz shares she what she was surprised to learn about herself;● Maz reminds us that your worth is so much more that your stuff;● Maz highlights the importance of valuing your family around the you in the decluttering process;And so so so so much more...We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:● Maz's podcast - The Wellness Rebellion● Minimalists documentary● Minimalists Book● Head, Heart and Home Course● Serendipity movie● Michelle Obama book● Minimalism Episode● Books EpisodeThank you so much Maz for your time!! We had the most amazing time with you and are so excited by all you have to share with the world!Make sure you tune in next week for more Maz!!Join our community ● Are you looking for decluttering services near you in Sydney or Melbourne, we would love to help you?● Our website The Art of Decluttering● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to producethis podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!● Follow us on Instagram● Follow us on Facebook● Join our Facebook group● Leave a review on

Under Construction with Tamar Braxton
Michelle Obama's Hairstylist - Johnny Wright

Under Construction with Tamar Braxton

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 55:28


Do you believe in the power of manifestation? Our guest, Mr. Johnny Wright says he manifested his way to the White House, where he was First Lady, Michelle Obama's hairstylist for 8-years. Tay shares his blueprint to manifesting the life you want! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk
428: James Clear - Asking Better Questions, Taking Action, & Doing A+ Work

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 70:49


Text LEARNERS to 44222 for more... Full show notes at www.LearningLeader.com Twitter/IG: @RyanHawk12    https://twitter.com/RyanHawk12 James Clear is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits, which has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide. His writing is focused on how we can create better habits, make better decisions, and live better lives. Notes: “My primary hope is that people find what I write to be useful. As long as someone is able to implement the ideas I share to get the results they want, then I feel like I've done my part to make the world a slightly better place.” "Working on a problem reduces the fear of it.  It's hard to fear a problem when you are making progress on it—even if progress is imperfect and slow." Action relieves anxiety. We often avoid taking action because we think "I need to learn more," but the best way to learn is often by taking action. Lack of confidence kills more dreams than lack of ability. Talent matters—especially at elite levels—but people talk themselves out of giving their best effort long before talent becomes the limiting factor. You're capable of more than you know. Don't be your own bottleneck. What looks like talent is often careful preparation. What looks like skill is often persistent revision. You need volume before intensity. The bad days are more important than the good days. You need to maintain consistency. Preparation for a lawyer: Most cases are won long before you enter a courtroom. You must be willing to prepare. Question James asks to those who are pitching him a TV show or movie for Atomic Habits: What causes a similar show to succeed? ("I don't think people are serious enough about succeeding.") "Having a plan almost always serves you even if it doesn't go according to plan." A+ work - Good enough is ok for most things. For creators, doing A+ work is crucial. Be “selectively ignorant.” Ignore topics that drain your attention. Unfollow people that drain your energy. Abandon projects that drain your time. Do not keep up with it all. The more selectively ignorant you become, the more broadly knowledgeable you can be. At multiple points this year, the top 3 read books on Amazon were: 1) A Promised Land by President Barack Obama 2) Atomic Habits by James Clear, and 3) Becoming by Former first lady, Michelle Obama... I asked James, what is it like to see your work amongst the world's most powerful people? "It's been a wild few years!" The best marketing strategy? Excellent work Read Scott Young's article, Do The Real Thing There are 3 primary drivers of results in life: Your luck (randomness). Your strategy (choices). Your actions (habits). Only 2 of the 3 are under your control. But if you master those 2, you can improve the odds that luck will work for you rather than against you. A Chilean saying: "Criticizing a musician is easy, but it is more difficult when you have a guitar in your hand." -- Don't criticize someone else unless you're willing to do the work. Be known as a champion for great ideas versus someone who is against something. "The more comfortable I am with myself, the less I feel a need to win arguments with other people." Peer pressure applies when you don't know who you are. Fame - "I have no interest in being famous. I want to be known by brand, not by face." What he learned from a cab driver in Singapore about fame: "They have the name and not the life. We have the life and not the name." The Cardinal Rule of Behavior Change: What gets rewarded, gets repeated. What gets punished, gets avoided. Don't reward behavior you don't want to see repeated. The easy way is often the hard way. Shortcuts, one-sided deals, and selfish behavior create debts. You only look like a winner until the bill comes due. Short-term actions become long-term frustrations. In hindsight, the hard way only seems slow in the moment. "The target audience is always the same: myself. I like Morgan Housel's line, "Writing for yourself is fun, and it shows. Writing for others is work, and it shows." Life/Career Advice: Questions are better than advice... Ask these questions: What am I optimizing for? Can my current habits carry me to my desired future? What am I really trying to achieve? What do I really want? Go fast - "Don't rush, but don't wait."