If I told you that there was a way that you could pay zero dollars in taxes just by owning real estate, would you believe me?In today's episode, Yonah Weiss teaches us how to do it!The strategy requires an epic combination of a Cost Segregation Study and Real Estate Professional Status. You may be familiar with Depreciation, which is a tax deduction that allows you to write off the value of your property over the duration of its useful life, which is typically 27.5 years. A Cost Segregation Study identifies the individual components of your property that have shorter useful lives so that you can take bigger tax write-offs in the first year of ownership!Yonah Weiss is the Business Director at Madison SPECS where he has assisted clients in saving hundreds of millions of dollars on taxes through cost segregation. Yonah has one of the most active and value-packed LinkedIn presences of anyone I know, and his willingness to help everyone he meets is truly inspiring!In today's episode, we discuss…How a Cost Segregation will massively reduce your taxable income.Why depreciation is a paper deduction but not actually a loss of intrinsic value.A Walk-Through of a Cost Segregation Study.Yonah's tips and tricks for networking and growing your business through LinkedIn.Some of the most obscure items ever found in a cost segregation!To learn about the rest of the strategy and to get some expert advice on how to take your LinkedIn to the next level, tune into today's episode to hear from the Cost Seg King!Keep Making Milestones, Ben MalechIf you want to learn more about Yonah, you can find him at:Yonah's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cost-segregation-yonah-weiss/Yonah's Website: Yonahweiss.comTo learn more about Ben, connect with him through:Ben's Website: https://benmalech.com/Ben's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-malech/Ben's email: email@example.comResources Mentioned:Tanya - Shneur Zalman of LiadiThe Way of God (Derech Hashem) - Rabbi Moshe Chaim LuzzattoAbbey Road - The BeatlesLegend - Bob MarleyVirgin Beauty - Ornette ColemanSHOW NOTES:4:18 - What is Cost Segregation?6:21 - A Walk-Through of a Cost Segregation Study9:00 - Different depreciation schedules for different items11:15 - What is depreciation recapture tax? 13:30 - What are the keys to tax deferral?15:07 - How Yonah became the Cost Seg King16:25 - The most obscure thing ever included in a cost seg study18:45 - What can you NOT depreciate? 21:30 - who will benefit the most from cost segregation?25:15 - Yonah's tips and tricks for Linkedin and networking in general30:00 - Why Yonah is passionate about helping people every day32:57 - Lightning Round37:00 - My favorite albums in the world!
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EPISODE 73: ROGUE NERF, COSMIC CRUCIBLE WEEK 2, MILESTONES, FANTOMEX EVENT In this week's episode Luke and Digz discuss the nerf to Rogue, how they're getting on in Cosmic crucible and run through the blog post. Keep your eyes peeled for the FANTOMEX event! Thanks for all your comments and lovely messages - you guys are the best. There is a LOT to cover in a very busy week for marvel strike force! We go through the rest of this weeks marvel strike force blog post and have a laugh! We hope you enjoy this week's pod - if you do please tell a friend or foe and don't forget to jump over to our channel on youtube and get involved in the conversation. All this and much much more on the unofficial Marvel Strike Force Podcast - the MSF pod!! If you enjoy the podcast don't forget to subscribe and come over to our YouTube to get involved in the weekly chat! Remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel - YouTube.com/4Playuk - we do a number of videos on gaming but if you are looking for MORE Marvel Strike force content - we have MSF LEGENDARY GUIDES, MSF ISO 8 guides and more! Don't forget to give us a like and get involved in this week's episode of the MSF POD - the UK's number 1 unofficial Marvel Strike Force Podcast! Links to video for this podcast here: YouTube.com/4playUK Audio is also available wherever you get your podcasts! iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...
In the Deep – Shwebsi (@shwebsi) and Jordan (@BuntSingles) simply can't be kept from each other, and are back together this week to cover some more fun names to get from the waiver wire in your deep leagues. ---- Timestamps Intro (1:00) Deep Dives Josh Rojas (5:40) Johnny Cueto (17:19) MJ Melendez (24:25) Jakob Junis (34:13) Graduation Ceremony (41:34) Honorable Mentions (44:15) Join PL+ and support the podcast, get an Ad-Free Website, and access to our Discord community! If you enjoy the pod, please subscribe, drop us a 5-star review, and leave some kind words on your platform of choice: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Omny Feed Also be sure to follow Jordan, Shwebsi, and the official podcast account on Twitter, and check the pinned tweet on the show page for mailbag and feedback submissions! ITD Twitter | Jordan's Twitter | Shwebsi's Twitter | Mailbag Submissions Podcast cover art by Christine Weber Get PL+ and join our community and Discord server!: https://pitcherlist.com/plus
In the Deep – Shwebsi (@shwebsi) and Jordan (@BuntSingles) simply can't be kept from each other, and are back together this week to cover some more fun names to get from the waiver wire in your deep leagues. ---- Timestamps Intro (1:00) Deep Dives Josh Rojas (5:40) Johnny Cueto (17:19) MJ Melendez (24:25) Jakob Junis (34:13) Graduation Ceremony (41:34) Honorable Mentions (44:15) Join PL+ and support the podcast, get an Ad-Free Website, and access to our Discord community! If you enjoy the pod, please subscribe, drop us a 5-star review, and leave some kind words on your platform of choice: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Omny Feed Also be sure to follow Jordan, Shwebsi, and the official podcast account on Twitter, and check the pinned tweet on the show page for mailbag and feedback submissions! ITD Twitter | Jordan's Twitter | Shwebsi's Twitter | Mailbag Submissions Podcast cover art by Christine Weber Get PL+ and join our Discord: https://pitcherlist.com/plus
FarrisInterview41222 Alice Jaggers interviews Grace Ferris on her new book, Mom Milestones: The True Story of the First Seven Years. The book takes the idea of baby milestones and turns it on its head making the focus the mother.
Asclepius and Reaper discuss and review Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness in-depth, so spoiler warning! They then hop around talking about other movies coming out in 2022, Halo Infinite, and the Halo TV show on Paramount+. A special shoutout is due to Asclepius for earning his 3000th PlayStation trophy, which was also the platinum trophy for The Witness, the intriguing 2016 puzzle game from Jonathan Blow.Hosts: Asclepius (Austin) & Reaper (Chad)
Are you one of those people who love real estate, would love to invest but don't know how to get in the game? The HomeVestors franchise network may be just the point of entry you need and for more reasons than you might imagine. As featured on this episode of She Turned Entrepreneur, the Dallas-based cash home buying network offers differentiators that make it an industry standout with some 1,200 franchisees across 170 U.S. markets. Tanice Myers, a franchise owner in Spokane, WA, shares her journey from tech sales to real estate entrepreneur and Lauren Midgley, Franchise Growth Director at HomeVestors, highlights the many benefits of affiliating with “We buy ugly homes” brand. Franchisees buy homes in distress, “as is” and for cash, offering sellers a gentle and stress-free alternative to marketing their problem homes. The model provides HomeVestors owners a full complement of training tools and support, including intensive field support from knowledgeable Development Agents, lead generation and access to preferred lenders willing to finance up to 100% of purchase and repairs. Additionally, the franchise network itself is a tremendous resource and source of support for entrepreneurs just starting out. Could you be a good fit? Lauren shares some of the characteristics (like empathy and people skills) that make for ideal franchise owners. Women tend to do great and real estate experience is in no way a requirement. Click here to listen to, rate and review this or previous She Turned Entrepreneur episodes. Here are key takeaways from the conversation:· Branding is everything! Mascots and catchy logos go a long way toward visibility!· Developing a reputation and profile is gold when it comes to differentiating.· When it comes to franchises, competitors are up against a proven system that gives customers confidence.· At the end of the day, sales is more about you than what it is you're selling!· Franchise models offer a network of resources and shared experience that is unavailable to independent businesses.· Have your eye on a franchise opportunity, but lack the core skill set? Consider hiring someone with the expertise to help you establish the business.· Franchise models offer a great way to take an entrepreneurial risk while benefiting from the support of a tried-and-true network and system. Here's a quick look into the episode:· About Lauren's franchising background as well as her work as an author and professional speaker specializing in business coaching for small businesses.· About Tanice's experience prior to becoming a HomeVestor franchisee, including 23 years of technology sales at the enterprise level. She loved it but was in search of something different, and especially something with a real estate bent.· What is HomeVestors? They buy houses in ugly situations! Formed in 1996, the company purchases properties from owners who want a fast sale and instant cash. · HomeVestors has about 1,200 franchisees in 170 markets across the country with 125,000 homes acquired over the past two decades. They are the No. 1 cash homebuyer.· A day in the life of a HomeVestor franchisee looks like:o It's variable! o You can be an independent/individual owner or grow a team.o Initially it's about taking phone calls and generating leads on “ugly homes.”o Field work to understand the market and scout properties.o Milestones and timelines are an important component of successful operations.· Real estate decisions are made at the franchisee level, so individual owners choose whether to flip, hold or rent properties.· About the competition: Lauren says there's lots – and HomeVestors doesn't mind. It pushes both franchise owners and the company as a whole to look for differentiators and push themselves to build upon and leverage brand recognition and reputation.· About the training and support HomeVestors provides franchise owners:o A weeklong training in Dallas that includes new franchise owners and veteran staff.o Virtual training.o Two annual conference events for all franchise owners.o Weekly podcasts and other support materials.· HomeVestors' Differentiators: o Development Agents who mentor new franchisees in the field and ensure their success.o The network of HomeVestors is a huge investment resource that franchisees can access for advice on a range of real estate issues.o Lead generation through top-of-mind, highly visible branding and advertising.o Preferred lenders that work closely with franchisees and are willing to lend 100% of the house purchase as well as repairs.· Who is the ideal HomeVestors franchisee?o A people person who can enter a seller's home and be empathetic,o A creative problem-solver.o A go-getter.o A strong sales background isn't necessary so much as people skills. o Only about 50% of franchisees have a real estate background.o Women do particularly well in the real estate space because of their ability to connect well with people.· Initial Franchise Fees: Associate Level $39,000 is and Full Level is $80,000. Ongoing monthly fees and transaction fees based on volume and royalties based on level. The recommended amount of liquid net worth is $90,000-$100,000. The biggest operating expense is advertising.· Advice from Tanice: If real estate is something you want to do, don't hold yourself back!· Advice from Lauren: If you're looking to build wealth and enjoy flexibility, believe in yourself enough to get out of your comfort zone and take an entrepreneurial risk!To learn more about HomeVestors or other franchise opportunities, click here to set up a call.
Most people never reach this step of making an actual plan. They dream, and they might even brainstorm strategies, but they don’t take the next step. They never create a concrete plan to achieve their most important personal goals. If you remember the study I mentioned in chapter 7, creating a plan for how you will accomplish your goal improves your probability of success. Your odds rise to 50%. That may not seem inspiring. But, 50/50 odds are much better than no chance of success at all. Plus, as you continue to work through the remaining chapters in this book, your odds of success will continue to improve. So, how do you feel about planning? Which one of these quotes resonates best with how you think about it?“Remember, if you fail to prepare you are preparing to fail.” — Reverend H. K. Williams“Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.” — Thomas Edison“Just because you made a good plan, doesn’t mean that’s what’s gonna happen.” — Taylor Swift“The reason that everybody likes planning is that nobody has to do anything.” — Jerry Brown As you may have guessed, I’m a planner. For as long as I can remember, I’ve created plans for what I want to achieve. I know that everything I want won’t simply fall into my lap. However, I know many people who are not like me. They’ve told me that, until this point, their life has just “happened.” Of course, they’ve moved forward in life. But they didn’t plan very far ahead, or they followed along with someone else’s plan. At some point, this approach fails. Life won’t always give you what you want or need. Also, someone else’s plan may not have your best interests in mind. One day, you may find yourself dissatisfied or unhappy, but you won’t know what to do about it because it all just “happened.”I’ve worked with many clients who end up in this situation. So, we create plans together. They execute the plans and they see results. For the first time, they are choosing their path in life and they’re amazed by how much better that is than just being tossed around by the winds of fate. Life is better when you’re in control of your destiny. Invincible Career® is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Plan for uncertaintyI’m going to propose a different approach than traditional planning. What I like to do with my clients is a mix of planning techniques that are inspired by:Research on “reverse planning.”A flexible strategy of milestone hops. Decades of my life spent in business planning meetings.Reverse planningIf you are clear about your big goal and set your intention, you can start planning backward with the steps that make it achievable. Researchers studied this “reverse planning strategy” and found that, for more complex goals and tasks, it is more effective and enjoyable than traditional chronological planning.“True retrospection is used to review events that have already happened, but using one’s imagination to think of future events as if they were in the past facilitates visualization of both the end goal and the steps required to get there. This ‘future retrospection’ tends to increase the anticipation of pleasure from achieving the goal and helps bring about goal-directed behaviors.”Planning forward can feel overwhelming when your goal is ambitious. It is too hard to imagine all the tasks you must accomplish between now and then. I found this to be true in my own life.Planning backward helped me see it all as achievable. I started with the assumption that I had accomplished my goal (e.g., I’m living in my home in the mountains).Then I defined the logical step that must have taken place right before that. I asked and answered a series of questions to determine each move.Why am I able to live there?How could someone there make a living?How could someone like me do that for a living?What did I have to do to make that possible?How did I prepare for that?And so on… continuing to plan backward until I reached what I thought would be my next logical step right now. You can use the same process. Start with your long-term goal and start planning backward year by year — at a high level, of course — to get a sense of what you may need to do to get there. Milestone hopsWe don’t know what we don’t know. We can’t predict the future, either. But, you defined your most audacious goals in chapter 7, which should have given you a vision of an outcome you desire for your life. Reverse planning can help you envision a series of high-level steps to make that vision come true, but it probably left you with a few burning questions:What do you I do now? What is my next step?I know it can feel like a paradox of choice. There are almost infinite possibilities, moves, and tactics you could choose to employ right now at this current point in time. There are so many paths you could take to navigate that competitive landscape to reach any number of goals. You already defined a strategy for navigating that landscape and overcoming barriers and obstacles. It sure would be nice if your path was a straight and narrow one, as illustrated below. Choose a goal, choose a starting point, plan your path, and just get going. Right? In a simpler world — and life — goals wouldn’t change and we would never have to deviate from our planned path to get there. But life is chaotic and we know nothing is ever as simple and easy as we think it will be. Without a plan, you may end up being lost in the twists and turns of reality. However, there is a more effective strategy and flexible approach:Start somewhere (it doesn’t have to be perfect).Choose a path.Identify your first milestone.Make the “hop” to get there (e.g., complete projects and tasks).Gather data, assess, and reevaluate.Course-correct and adapt your strategy if necessary.Identify your next milestone and continue.Your vision will be on the far horizon. Your goals are what you need to achieve that vision. Your strategic plans help you accomplish those goals. The tasks are what you need to do to execute those plans. Business planningNo plan survives first contact with reality. Yes, you need a plan. But accept that you will always need to re-plan. “Peace-time plans are of no particular value, but peace-time planning is indispensable.”— Dwight EisenhowerIn the corporate world, we had rough one-year plans, more realistic six-month plans, detailed quarterly roadmap plans, and very specific project plans. More often than not, our longer-term fuzzier plans either changed radically, or we abandoned them entirely. The world and the competitive landscape are not under your control — they change frequently, and chaos often alters them. A plan is an attempt to predict the future, but you can’t predict the future. Perhaps one way to visualize this reality is to picture life as a large, rushing river full of twists and turns, obstacles, and rapids. Your long-term goal is your destination somewhere along the course of this river. But, rather than a precise destination (e.g., I want to bring my boat ashore at that exact rock at those precise geo-coordinates), your goal should describe a desirable outcome that could be possible at multiple destinations. The farther away your goal is, the fuzzier your view of it will be and the more vague your long-term plans will be. They exist at the far end of a broad cone of possibilities. Your strategy is how you plan to navigate the course of the chaotic river to get there. As you get closer, you will narrow in on the place you want to come ashore. But the waters you are traversing with your boat right now require a crisp and detailed plan. You need to know precisely how you will paddle around the rock in the river in front of you. You need to aim your boat to navigate the rapids that are just ahead. So, it’s ok to have fuzzier, placeholder plans for the far future. Don’t even bother with creating detailed plans for that timeline because everything might change — and probably will. However, you do need precise plans for what you are doing today, tomorrow, next week, and in the months ahead. Some plans will have activities you must set in motion now. They will be captured in the projects you define.Define projectsA project is composed of the tasks you need to complete over time to achieve a goal. You'll notice that each project is a mini version of how you're thinking about what it will take to achieve your most important long-term life goals. Deconstruct your strategic statement and ask questions for each component. For example, if your strategy is to be "uniquely valuable," what can you do to be unique? The details will be crisp and well-defined for your near-term projects. You may even be able to plan the daily tasks you’ll need to make progress and accomplish them.However, things get a bit fuzzier as you consider the projects you need to execute your strategy a year from now. Your plans will become more general as you forecast even further into the future, two to five years from now (e.g., “Write my second book”). And, things will become fuzzier still as you consider the projects that will support your long-term vision you don’t expect to reach for 10-20+ years.A project definition will include:Overall goalWhat do you want to accomplish? Success measuresWhat does success look like? How will you know when you've successfully completed the project?RequirementsWhat are the expectations? It's helpful to think in terms of must-have requirements and nice-to-have requirements. For example, resist the urge to build the Taj Mahal when a cozy cabin will meet your needs (i.e., the requirements). ResourcesWhat will you need to complete the project successfully? This could include other people, certain skills, materials, money, etc. DependenciesDoes this project depend on any external factors (e.g., something or someone must be available before you can begin)? Does it depend on a previous project to be completed first (e.g., the output from an earlier project is an input into this project)?ScopeHow long do you estimate this project will take? Is it time bound (i.e., the project must be finished by a specific date)? Or, is it based on a milestone (e.g., the first version can be completed and launched, then improved later)? As you may have already experienced, almost every project may take twice as long and costs three times as much as you think it will. DatesWhen do you want this project to begin? How long will it last, based on the scope of the previous step? When do you expect you will finish the project?Let's use an example. If you wanted to build and launch a simple website to promote yourself, here is one way you might define that project. Overall goalLaunch a website that will attract potential hiring managers and recruiters.Success measures You get five friends to review the site and provide positive feedback that it’s ready to launch. The website is functional and available.Google Search can crawl and index the site. Requirements You're satisfied with how the website looks in the most commonly used desktop web browsers on MacOS and Windows. You're satisfied with how the website looks in the most commonly used mobile web browsers on iOS and Android. The site loads quickly enough to not be annoying, all pages on the site load as expected, and the website doesn't generate any errors. People can navigate and browse your site, learn about you and what you do, access links to your other online profiles, and successfully send you a message to contact you. Resources You'll design and customize the site yourself using WordPress. You'll use free images from Unsplash. You need a domain. You need a hosting provider. You'll need some money to pay for initially registering the domain and the monthly website hosting fee. Dependencies You'll need a hosting provider that can host a WordPress site. You'll need to think about the name you want for your website. You'll need a unique name that is available for your domain. Scope You can only work on the website for about 6 hours every weekend. You estimate you can complete the total project in 4 weeks. Dates You can begin working on the project next weekend. Given the scope, you estimate a completion date on Saturday during the last weekend of next month. You'll announce and share the website on your socials on the following Monday morning. Given the amount of detail and work that goes into defining a project like this, you should only create detailed projects that must be completed to achieve your near-term goals for the next few months. Don’t even bother with detailed plans or project definitions beyond a year. Life is too unpredictable. I think we’ve all realized how much our lives can be completely disrupted beyond anything we might have imagined.That’s why, decades ago, my plans and projects for my distant future were quite vague. I knew what my long-term vision was for my life. I had some long-term goals. But, the big projects to support them were high level:Start my own business.Move somewhere into the mountains.Write a book.You can pencil in high-level project ideas for your longer-term goals, of course. But, don't overload yourself and become overwhelmed with defining and committing to too many projects at once. What high-level projects are you planning this year to accomplish your biggest goals for the year? What is the more detailed list of projects that you will focus on for the next few weeks and months? As a next step, use the project definition framework that I described above for each of the projects you want to work on soon. As you begin and learn more, you can flesh out more details and make adjustments to your project plan as necessary. However, let’s take a moment and make sure the projects are aligned with your strategy. Ensure strategic alignmentIt’s easy to get lost in the weeds when you start defining projects and working on them. So, now is the time to ensure alignment with your strategy. You want to make sure you’re using your time and energy wisely. You can ask a few questions to double-check that you’re working on the right things:How will the successful outcome of these projects support my strategy?Will these projects “move the needle” to get me closer to my goals?Are the investments of time, energy, and money worth the result they should yield?Do the projects complement each other or not?Am I sequencing these projects correctly?That last question is where your roadmap comes into play. Create your roadmapA roadmap is an overview of your projects mapped into a calendar view. One of your roadmaps could be a “vision roadmap” that reflects your long-term life vision and goals. There will be no specific project details, but it does provide a sense of sequencing and timing over years. For example:In the example above, note the high-level goals, tasks, and aspirational outcomes. I included a task of “Plan move” instead of something too specific, such as:Move to the Rocky Mountains.Move to Aspen, Colorado.Move to a four-bedroom, two-bath blue house 5.7 miles west of the Aspen County Airport in Aspen, Colorado.The items on the long-term roadmap do not include specific details. If you’ve created your long-term vision and goals correctly, you won’t need to change them frequently as things change in your life and the world around you. At this level, a detailed plan or roadmap that is too specific won't survive the chaos of reality. So, don't bother.However, you should also create a more specific one-year roadmap that lays out the projects you want to focus on to accomplish your most important goals for this year. Now, this will include more detailed projects than a vision roadmap. But, it is still not a detailed breakdown of any single project. What are the timing, timeline, and effort required for each project? What can you work on in parallel (given your available time and resources)? Which projects must you complete before other projects can begin? Finally, create a detailed roadmap view for each project you want to work on now. Identify the tasks and activities you will focus on each week for the duration of the project. What tasks can you complete in parallel? What tasks must you sequence?Note: The companion website for this book has resources, which include downloadable spreadsheets and templates to help you build your own roadmaps.Establish milestonesYour milestones will be the smaller goals you want to reach on the journey to your larger long-term goals. They mark the completion of major project tasks and the ends of various phases. You’ll find that milestones will probably map to the subgoals you identified in chapter 7. For example, you might have a long-term goal to have one of your books on The New York Times Best Seller list. But, it is exceedingly rare for an author to have their very first book achieve such recognition. So, you would probably want to set milestones for publishing your first few books along the way. You captured your most audacious goals in chapter 7. Now, it’s time to identify some key milestones for those goals that will help you assess your progress. Review your subgoals, since they will inform your milestones. A good way to think about this exercise is to visualize a journey. If you were currently in Los Angeles and your long-term goal was to reach New York City, what cities would be milestones on your route to get there? Your travel strategy determined your mode of transportation and informed the route you will take. Knowing this, you now can plan the cities you must pass through to get where you are going. Similarly, your milestones are what you must achieve to get where you are going and reach your long-term goal. You can check them off as you make progress. This will give you more confidence and assurance that you’re on track. What are some key milestones for your highest-priority long-term goal? What are some key milestones for the biggest goals you want to achieve over the next two to five years? What are some key milestones for the goals you want to achieve this year? If you’re struggling to identify milestones, it might help to bounce some ideas off a good friend. Or, you can talk with me and the members of my community. Many of us have spent years of our careers in project planning meetings and exercises. Leverage checkpointsCheckpoints help you measure progress. Milestones are also certainly major checkpoints, but you will need additional smaller checkpoints to identify tasks you must complete on the path to a milestone. The more frequent checkpoints you define will be quite useful to assess progress, but they aren’t the same as your key milestones. In the book example above, publishing a book is a key milestone, but you would require dozens of checkpoints to stay on track and publish that book. Writing and editing a book is a long and complex process. A few simple examples of checkpoints:A weekly review of total pages written. Finish the first draft of your book. Proofread and edit the book. Have an editor review the book. Get feedback from beta readers. Come up with the right title. Format the book for publication. Hire someone to design the cover. Get your book website ready. Create a book launch plan. You can create a list of checkpoints and work through them yourself. You can even establish a schedule and process to review your checkpoints by yourself. However, as I’ve mentioned before, accountability partners improve your odds of success. You could schedule regular checkpoints to review progress with an accountability buddy, coach, or community. What are some checkpoints you will need to assess progress toward the key milestones you identified for this year? You will definitely have way more checkpoints for all the tasks you’ll need to accomplish your goals for the year. But, this should give a small taste of what it’s like to define them. Create backup plansI’m not sure why some people proudly proclaim that they don’t have a backup plan. They say that the idea of having backup plans in life is silly. You have to go all-in on what you do. Win big or fail spectacularly!The problem is that you are never entirely in control of the variables that influence outcomes. Even if you are entirely in control of that big long-term goal you’ve defined, you don’t control the world around you. It’s safer to assume that something will go wrong because life is unpredictable. It’s only smart to have a backup plan, just in case things do go sideways. It’s actually not a bad idea to have a series of backup plans; Plans A-D.Plan A Plan A is your current plan, which is what you’ve been defining above (e.g., the roadmap, milestones, and checkpoints). This is how you plan to execute your primary strategy to achieve your goals. Of course, it should be where you are focusing most of your time and energy.Given your best planning and thought, this path is the one that you think will yield the outcome that you want. However, your plan could go sideways if an unanticipated wrench gets thrown into the works.Plan B Plan B should be your strategy for a course correction if Plan A goes wrong at some point. What do I mean by things going wrong? Some examples:A re-org removes the potential promotion path you were counting on.The country goes into a significant recession. A pandemic changes the world around you. Sometimes your Plan B works out even better than your Plan A would have if you had tried to stay the course.What is your Plan B?➡️ Plan C Plan C is a complete change of strategy. What you were trying to do to reach your goal will no longer work at all.I activated my Plan C when I left the Silicon Valley tech world and launched my career coaching business. What I do is somewhat related to my old career, but it is very different from my previous roles, and it has required significant planning and experimentation.What is your Plan C?➡️ Plan D Plan D is your emergency plan when everything goes wrong. It is what you fall back on when something extremely disruptive occurs. For example, the economy collapses, you lose your job, and you’re on the brink of bankruptcy.It is a rare occurrence, and it’s nice to think that this will never happen to you. However, there are no guarantees in life. Recessions, depressions, and pandemics don’t care about your plans.When everything fails, and you need to go into survival mode for a while, Plan D will keep you going. For example, I have my eye on a job at my favorite local hardware store (I love tools). Worst-case scenario, I could move in with a family member until I got back on my feet.What is your Plan D?➡️ You may think, “What’s the point of making these backup plans now? I’ll just figure things out later if something goes wrong.”First, it is almost impossible to think clearly and plan well when you are in the middle of an emergency (e.g., you were just fired). Sometimes people end up making a decision too quickly and regret it later. They didn’t take the time to plan and research, so they end up getting into an even worse situation.“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” — John F. KennedySecond, successfully planning your next move takes time, especially if it’s a significant change of plan. Some people have the luxury of a large financial cushion and can take several months or even years to figure out their alternative path. Many people do not and cannot. Third, even when you have a backup plan, getting back on track always takes longer than you think. If you need even more time to figure out your next move, it will create a significant delay. Commit to your plansI don’t expect this chapter to teach you everything you need to know about planning, creating projects, and executing your roadmap. My goal here is to persuade you to invest in yourself and commit to making a plan to get what you want out of life. Building the invincible version of you means you dedicate at least some of your precious time to pursuing your most important personal goals. How will you achieve what you want in your life if you never make time to work on it?It’s great to have goals. It’s wonderful to have strategies for how you will pursue those goals. But without a plan, most people struggle to make serious progress. They shoot from the hip, and they eventually fail. A plan gives you a fighting chance! How to ensure progressOne of the best ways to ensure steady progress is to identify the daily and weekly tasks you need for your project work. For example, writing a book is a massive project. But blocking an hour each morning to write will ensure you conquer that project page by page every day. Establishing habits will ensure project tasks get completed. Let's tackle that topic in the next chapter.I’m looking forward to sharing more of my book with you this year! 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Mit DeepEye wird ein entscheidungsunterstützender Algorithmus entwickelt, welcher eine verbesserte Netzhauttherapie ermöglicht. Damit lassen sich viele Erblindungen verhindern. Im Gespräch heute der Co-Founder und CEO Manuel Opitz: 0:00 - Intro. 0:30 - Manuel ist ein MedTech-Veteran. 11:50 - DeepEye vs altersbedingte Makuladegeneration. 23:50 - Herausforderung Richtung Regulierung etc. 37:10 - Woher kommen die Trainingsdaten? 49:27 - Bessere Therapie und geringere Kosten dank KI. 1:02:14 - Geschäftsmodell. 1:09:40 - Die nächsten Milestones. 1:20:47 - Wie AMD verhindern? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Weiterführende Informationen: ► DeepEye: https://deepeye.ai/ ► LinkedIn Manuel: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manuelopitz/ ► LinkedIn Bernard: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bernardsonnenschein/ ► Feedback gerne an email@example.com ► Melde dich in unserer Community an: https://community.datenbusiness.de/
When today's guest started doing research on the portfolios of billionaires, he discussed something pretty shocking…He discovered the vast majority of ultra-wealthy and institutional investors have more than 50% of their wealth in private equity and private real estate while most of the rest of the population has 95%-100% of their investments in public paper assets, mostly stocks. With the amount of attention the stock market gets in the news and even in TV commercials, this is not a surprise. However, most people don't realize that real estate is not only reserved for billionaires anymore and there are many ways for you to get involved, such as investing with private fund managers like Aspen Funds!Ben Fraser is one of the hosts of the Invest Like a Billionaire podcast, where he is dedicated to educating investors on how they can model their portfolios after the most successful people of our time. Ben is the VP of Finance at Aspen Funds, a private fund manager that operates real estate funds for investors looking to diversify outside of Wall Street. In today's episode, we discuss…what distressed mortgage notes are and how Aspen Funds discovered their benefits.The differences between growth and income funds. How Ben raises capital for Aspen Funds and how he organizes the capital stacks.How the managers at Aspen Funds analyze the macroeconomic environment when deciding what investments to offer their clients.If you want a glimpse into the time-tested wealth-building strategies of the billionaires and how they can work for you, today's episode is an excellent place to start!Keep Making Milestones, Ben MalechIf you want to learn more about the Ben, you can find him at:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benwfraser/Aspen Funds: https://aspenfunds.us/Invest Like a Billionaire Podcast: https://aspenfunds.us/podcast/ To learn more about Ben (the host), connect with him through:Ben's Website: https://benmalech.com/Ben's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-malech/Ben's email: firstname.lastname@example.orgResources Mentioned:The Hands-off Investor - Brian Burke
Are you excited for the upcoming Prosperity Economics Movement events? Tammi and Kim know that you are, so in this episode, they talk about what are the next summits to watch out for and what you should expect during the events to come. Kim also shares the objectives behind the Prosperity Economics Movement, as well as using the learnings from the events, such as building case studies and using objectives and milestones, in helping your future clients in creating their goals. To learn more about the Prosperity Economics Movement http://prosperityeconomicsadvisors.com/how-to-keep-your-mindset-positive-bonus-episode Links and Resources from this Episode Stop Pitching! Show Notes When are the next summits to watch out for? The Why behind the fun part What to expect during the event What will enable Kim and her team to do case studies in a fast, effective, and efficient manner Kim and Todd's objectives behind the Prosperity Economics Movement The two things that you should be clear on to get your clients' wants The difference between objectives and milestones Review, Subscribe and Share If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Make sure you're subscribed to the podcast so you get the latest episodes. iTunes Spotify Stitcher RSS
This week on Growing up with gal-dem we're joined by queer non-binary multi-disciplinary artist Radam Ridwan. Radam talks about how they created an authentic space on social media and the importance of setting boundaries online. We discussed how having safe queer spaces for people of colour are vital, and how the lack of them affected Radam while growing up. Radam's extract, written a few weeks after their 21st birthday, is a poetic narrative in which Radam looks forward on the time they have and what you ‘should' be achieving by each age milestone. They reflect on deconstructing these timelines and pressures in order to recognise the space you have now. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Milestones are a part of the distribution business and, as it turns out, podcasting. What better way to celebrate Distribution Talk's 100th episode than with a combo of sorts––equal parts company case study and oral history. Jason corrals family patriarch and founder of Acme Construction Supply Co, Inc., Dick Bader, and little brother Jordan, current president and CEO, for an insider's look at the family business. Like all epic tales, this one comes complete with plot twists, sibling rivalry (of the genial kind), and a cliffhanger. “I'll admit, the first time I saw you speak right after you left Acme, I was pretty sure we were saving a seat for you back at Acme,” Jordan jokes. When Jason exited the family business over a decade ago for the “greener pastures” of consulting, he eventually cleared a path for Jordan to lead Acme. Both Bader boys have their father to thank for their successes, having watched Dick navigate the often choppy waters of entrepreneurship. Dick weighed hefty considerations as he brought both of his sons into Acme. Legacy. Boundaries. Balance. No matter how thoughtful an entry or succession plan, there will be stumbles along the way. And successes more profound than any bottom lines. “Dad, as you brought us into the business, you showed continuity, and you showed this stability for our employees that, you know, I still have,” says Jordan. Stay tuned for part two! CONNECT WITH JASON LinkedIn CONNECT WITH JORDAN LinkedIn *** For full show notes and services visit: http://www.distributionteam.com Distribution Talk is produced by The Distribution Team, a consulting services firm dedicated to helping wholesale distribution clients remove barriers to profitability, generate wealth and achieve personal goals. This episode was edited & mixed by The Creative Impostor Studios. Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode: Profit2.
If you're tired of feeling STUCK and UNFULFILLED because you know you're called to do more in life, join Life Coach, Corporate Speaker and Author of "The Fulfillment Factor", Brittany Sherell as she unveils how to unlock a sense of purpose and unwavering self-assurance so that you can get UNSTUCK and Create a Life You Love Without Caring so much what other people might think.When it comes to your business, there is a huge difference between something being successful and being sustainable. Join Brittany in today's episode and take a look at the things that you're trying to do, maybe even some of the things you've done in the past, and ask yourself what is something that you can adjust to make your business more sustainable. Purchase The Fulfillment Factor Book Here: https://brittanysherell.com/bookJoin the Coaching Experience Here - http://brittanysherell.com/applyIn today's episode, we cover:Choose to be CoachableLearning to respect insite/feedback you requested. Learning to be submissive to someone else's strategies.Links and resources mentioned:Join the Coaching Experience website - http://www.brittanysherell.com/Connect with Brittany on Instagram @brittanysherell Reach us via email - email@example.com
Today's wrestling after-news, including...Another Talent Quietly Leaves AEW!AEW's Malakai Black LOVED Working With This Top WWE Creator! Top WWE Champions Reach Major Milestones!Cult WWE Stable Reunites?!ENJOY!Follow us on Twitter:@AdamWilbourn@AndyHMurray@WhatCultureWWE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Show #1469 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Monday 16th May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. NIO REACHES 500 TOTAL DELIVERIES IN NORWAY - The Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker opened its first local NIO Service Center in Norway on May 12 and delivered its 500th vehicle in the country at the opening ceremony, according to information shared Friday on the Norwegian version of the NIO app. - NIO announced its official entry into Norway, the company's first stop overseas, on May 6 of last year. Its first model offered in Norway is the ES8 SUV, and its flagship sedan, the ET7, is also expected to be available in the country this year. Original Source : https://cnevpost.com/2022/05/16/nio-reaches-500-total-deliveries-in-norway/ TESLA CHALLENGER NIO INC. DELIVERS ITS 200,000 ELECTRIC VEHICLE - Electric vehicle startup NIO Inc, which has emerged as one of China's promising new electric vehicle startups, has reached deliveries of 200,000 electric vehicles in the world's biggest auto market. - Reaching deliveries of 200,000 vehicles is a significant milestone for NIO after launching its first vehicle, the ES8 SUV, in 2018. As a result, NIO is becoming a serious competitor to Tesla in China. - NIO is also planning to launch its sixth battery-powered model soon named the ES7, which is an SUV that will compete with Tesla's Model Y and BMW's X5L SUV that's sold in the China market - NIO's vehicles are uniquely designed, as the batteries can be removed at one of the automaker's battery swap stations called "NIO Power". The entire swap process takes about 10 minutes. It offers a faster alternative of plugging in and waiting for the battery to charge, but also helps address the current lack of convenient EV charging infrastructure across China. - By the end of the year, the company said its will have in total over 1,300 Power Swap stations, 6,000 Power Chargers and 10,000 destination chargers online across China, including along China's famed Silk Road that links the eastern and western regions of China. - Under the BaaS model, if a customer decides to purchase a NIO electric vehicle and subscribe to use the 70kWh battery pack under the BaaS model, the purchase price drops by 70,000 yuan ($10,450). Customers then pay a monthly fee of 980 yuan ($146) for the battery pack itself. - NIO ET7 customers will also be offered a subscription service for NIO Autonomous Driving (NAD), the company's autonomous driving feature that's similar to Tesla's Autopilot. Original Source : https://www.futurecar.com/5405/Tesla-Challenger-NIO-Inc--Delivers-its-200000-Electric-Vehicle-a-Significant-Milestone LAMBORGHINI CONFIRMS ELECTRIC URUS IS COMING - Drive recently had the chance to sit down with Lamborghini design boss Mitja Borkert and talk about many different topics. Among them was a question about a potential zero-emissions variant of the super-SUV, to which Borkert initially confirmed the EV but then walked back a little. - “Sooner or later the Urus will be going electric… to be honest, the regulations in the world and also the social acceptance – the trend is going in this way for sure," the designer told the Australian publication. “I'm not saying right now that the Urus successor is going electric, but for these kinds of cars electrification makes more sense.” - As far as the rest of Lamborghini's lineup is concerned, Borkert confirmed the company will offer combustion power for as long as it is possible from a legal standpoint. The switch to electric powertrains, however, is inevitable. Original Source : https://uk.motor1.com/news/585827/lamborghini-urus-electric-version-rumours/ TESLA STOPS TAKING CYBERTRUCK ORDERS FROM EUROPE AND CHINA - Tesla will no longer be accepting orders for the Cybertruck from Europe or China, as demand for the vehicle far exceeds production for the foreseeable future. - According to Electrek, in May 2021 the Cybertruck forum released a crowdsourced reservation tally that showed over one million reservations for the electric pickup, and at the time of writing that number is reportedly close to 1.5 million, though this isn't something that Tesla has confirmed. - The Cybertruck will be built at Tesla's new Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, and reservations will continue to be open for North American buyers. Original Source : https://www.carscoops.com/2022/05/tesla-cybertruck-reservations-top-1-4-million-orders-from-europe-and-china-halted/ RIVIAN CHARGERS UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN MARYLAND - Rivian has begun construction of six DC fast chargers at a shopping center near Interstate 95 in Harford County - According to documents submitted to Harford County officials, an additional three spots will be prepared for future expansion for an eventual total of nine DCFC spots. - The Riverside Shopping Center where Rivian is building the chargers has a ShopRite grocery store (open 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM), McDonald's and Waffle House (both open 24 hours), plus a Walgreens, Subway, Riverside Pizzeria and Crab Du Jour restaurant. - Rivian plans to build more than 3,500 CCS fast chargers at over 600 sites in the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2023. These DC fast chargers will be part of the Rivian Adventure Network. - the text of a lease agreement between Rivian and the town of Salida, CO suggests that Rivian reserves the option to open some or all of the fast charger spaces to other electric vehicles. Original Source : https://pluginsites.org/rivian-chargers-under-construction-in-maryland/ PORSCHE 718 CAYMAN GT4 EPERFORMANCE REVEALS THE POTENTIAL OF MISSION R Original Source : https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/2022/motorsports/porsche-718-cayman-gt4-eperformance-mission-r-iaa-conceptual-study-test-valencia-spain-28359.html 2023 CHEVY BOLT EV, BOLT EUV PRODUCTION START PUSHED BACK Original Source : https://gmauthority.com/blog/2022/05/2023-chevy-bolt-ev-bolt-euv-production-start-pushed-back/ RENAULT CONSIDERS SPINNING OFF E-MOBILITY BUSINESS Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/15/renault-considers-spinning-off-e-mobility-business/ ELECTRIC CARS TO ACCOUNT FOR OVER 80% OF BATTERY DEMAND OVER NEXT 20 YEARS Original Source : https://www.mining.com/electric-cars-to-account-for-over-80-of-battery-demand-in-next-20-years-despite-current-challenges-report/ STEEP RISES IN BATTERY RAW MATERIALS PRICES Original Source : https://www.spglobal.com/commodityinsights/en/market-insights/blogs/metals/051122-battery-metals-lithium-cobalt-nickel-prices GM AND GLENCORE ENTER MULTI-YEAR COBALT SUPPLY AGREEMENT Original Source : https://chargedevs.com/newswire/gm-and-glencore-enter-multi-year-cobalt-supply-agreement/ TESLA'S SHANGHAI GIGAFACTORY DISPATCHES SECOND EXPORT SHIPMENT Original Source : https://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202205/16/WS6281fb45a310fd2b29e5cf9d.html QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What's the best way to help educate your friends, family or colleagues about electric cars? 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This Professor in palliative medicine and physical therapist spouse paid off $339K in 3 years by living like a resident (https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/live-like-a-resident/) on $60-80K/year. They paid a third of their income toward loans, refinancing a couple of times for lower rates. Along the way they maxed out their tax deferred accounts and worked hard to gain a financial education together. They want to spend their money in ways that increase their happiness and paying off their student loans did that! PearsonRavitz are disability and life insurance advisors founded by and for physicians. At PearsonRavitz, they help you as a doctor safeguard your most valuable asset, your income, so you can protect the most important people in your life, your family. PearsonRavitz makes human connections before they make quotes. Go to https://pearsonravitz.com today to schedule your consultation with a PearsonRavitz advisor. The White Coat Investor has been helping doctors with their money since 2011. Our free financial planning resource covers a variety of topics from doctor mortgage loans and refinancing medical school loans to physician disability insurance and malpractice insurance. Learn about loan refinancing or consolidation, explore new investment strategies, and discover loan programs for specifically aimed at helping doctors. If you're a high-income professional and ready to get a "fair shake" on Wall Street, The White Coat Investor channel is for you! Be a Guest on The Milestones to Millionaire Podcast: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/milestones Main Website: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com Student Loan Advice: https://studentloanadvice.com YouTube: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/youtube Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewhitecoatinvestor Twitter: https://twitter.com/WCInvestor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewhitecoatinvestor Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/whitecoatinvestor Online Courses: https://whitecoatinvestor.teachable.com Newsletter: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/free-monthly-newsletter
Become a show supporter Are you looking to start your own business? Coaching might be the perfect opportunity for you. Tune in as we are joined by Lee Chaix McDonough, as we discuss what coaching is, what it takes to be a coach, leveraging current expertise to transition to coaching, and how to become a coach yourself. Learn more about Lee https://www.coachwithclarity.com/ Book Angel to speak here Order I AM In Control of My Finances Follow the Podcast on Instagram Watch Guest Interviews on YouTube Order the Ballin On A Budget Workbook Order Upfront: An Entrepreneur's Quick Start Guide Join Milestones, Motivation & Money on Clubhouse Join the Milestones, Motivation & Money Facebook Group Follow us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/milestonespodcast Visit our podcast site Have a podcast? Need to Create Promo Graphics? Get 2 Weeks FREE of Headliner Looking for Podcast Guests? Or Wanting to be a guest on other podcasts? Check out this podcast matching service
In this episode, Josh chats with Flicka Williams. Flicka is a conceptual designer with a passion for new technology, Flicka inspires transformation through innovation and adaptability, all the way to a crispy-pixel finish. She believes strongly in the value of design and how it can transform and influence businesses. Flicka is the Co-founder and Designer for My Big Moments. Flicka is a big believer in being an adaptable designer that can problem-solve through new challenges. She is the recipient of several international awards and has spoken at Universities across Sydney. Flicka is ‘Mum' to her three children, GeeGee, Oscar, and Harry.
For this episode, I am so pleased to once again be joined by the 2022 INFORMS President Radhika Kulkarni. We started 2022 off with my first interview with Radhika as president and discussed what was in store for INFORMS in the coming year. Radhika joins me once again to share some important INFORMS milestones and updates on a few of the topics we discussed earlier this year.
I used to think that investing in real estate from a distance was difficult, but when I heard that today's guest was investing across 9 time zones, I knew I had no excuse!Keishia Kennedy currently resides in Kuwait where she is a military contractor, bodybuilder, and US real estate investor. She's learned how to use the power of partnership to invest from overseas and has participated in 7 deals since 2021!Keishia is an army veteran with six years of service in the Army National Guard and has settled down in Kuwait after her deployment there. She is the Founder of Kennedy Remedy Investments and focuses on providing real estate opportunities to investors in one of her hometowns, Richmond, VA. In today's episode, we discuss…How Keishia is able to raise capital and conduct asset management from abroad.Why Keishia travels to Kenya to help orphans and how she uses real estate to give back. Why investing from Kuwait is advantageous and the differences with living in a Muslim country.What made Keishia's first deal a home run!If you are looking for inspiration to get over the mental hurdles that have prevented you from investing in real estate, Keishia shows us in this episode that anything is possible!Keep Making Milestones, Ben MalechIf you want to learn more about the Keishia, you can find her at:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keishia-kennedy-373a2a46/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kennedymj25/?hl=enHomepage: https://kennedyremedyinvestments.com/To learn more about Ben, connect with him through:Ben's Website: https://benmalech.com/Ben's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-malech/Ben's Email: email@example.comResources Mentioned:Who Not How - Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy
Antonio Neves joins us BUT this time… we're flipping the mics. That's right! Tony is interviewing Mitch about what he's learned as he's approaching 365 episodes of Dream Think Do! It's a fun, inspiring and eye-opening conversation because Tony is not only a bestselling author and speaker, it's an award-winning journalist who has interviewed world leaders, celebrities and entrepreneurs from around the world. Mitch didn't know what questions were going to be asked (other than some awesome questions Dream Think Do listeners submitted when they heard about the interview). Antonio went deep into the archives to draw out some great behind the scenes stories and powerful insights from Mitch. Plus, the LAST question really surprised Mitch and brought some personal revelation that brought ALL the emotions. So listen in and be ready to get inspired to climb YOUR mountains, define those important milestones in YOUR life… and find the right ways to stick with YOUR dreams! MORE INFORMATION ON ANTONIO NEVES: Antonio's Book: Stop Living on Autopilot: Click here Tony's Website: theantonioneves.com/ Tony's Instagram: www.instagram.com/theantonioneves/ Tony's Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/theantonioneves/ RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES: Antonio Neves: “Be a BOLDER HAPPIER You!” mitchmatthews.com/307/ Jillian Michaels: “This Might Surprise You…” www.mitchmatthews.com/323 My FIRST episode: “It's Time to Dream Think Do!” www.mitchmatthews.com/001 REVIEWS: Since we're coming up on 365 Episodes… would you take this opportunity to leave a review on Apple Podcasts? Click here and be taken to the show. Simply give it an honest rating and… if you're willing… a quick review. Share something you'd want others to know about Mitch and the show! Every review counts and each one helps us to reach more people! That makes a BIG difference because… as you know… we want to help the world to dream bigger, think better and do more of what each person's put on the planet to do! So… THANKS!!! YOUR QUESTIONS: Now, we'd asked if DREAM THINK DOers wanted to submit any questions and you guys responded with some GREAT ones. From those, Antonio and I chose the following questions: “Ok, here we go. I love love love my podcast. In fact, I am creating a second and am a co-host on another. My question is, when there is momentum and excitement it is easy to keep on going. What happens when the juices dry up a bit? How do you get your mojo back?” - Gail Craft “Over the time I have gotten to know you listening to your show, I would say (and I know many agree) that you are gifted with wisdom. What would you say has been a key to growing in wisdom for you that a younger dream think doer could implement?” - Beth Medley “People are constantly suggesting that I start a podcast, but the market is so saturated that I don't think I have much value to add. What made you take the leap? Did you start by just interviewing friends and colleagues?” - Kim Harden But other than these 3… I didn't know the questions Antonio was going to ask. So it felt like we were operating without a net. BUT I trust Tony… so we went for it. And it was a blast! We talked about things like: PERSISTENCE… and how to stick with something (even when you're tired) SURPRISES along the way… and some of the unexpected gifts of pursuing dreams SETBACKS… because they're going to come… and how do you get back up FEAR… and how to overcome it in power but simple ways But one of my favorite questions unearthed a story about some wisdom my bride Melissa offered me early on. It's something that helped me to set the course for my podcast but it's also something that's helped me live a happier and bolder life! I can't wait for you to hear THAT one. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! How about YOU!? What stood out to you from Tony's questions and the awesome questions from other DREAM THINK DO listeners? More importantly… what's something that stuck with you? Also, let's hear YOUR tips and strategies. What's something that works for YOU and/or what do YOU think works when it comes to sticking with a big goal? And hey… what questions do YOU still have? Comment and let me know! And PLEASE share this special episode with someone who YOU think would appreciate it and/or might be needing it… right now! They'll thank you! Know I'm rooting for you! Mitch Episode Minute By Minute: 0:02 Turning the mics around: Mitch gets interviewed! 3:19 Welcome today's host Tony Neves 5:42 Why Mitch decided to start a podcast 9:42 The best time to start a new thing 14:44 A powerful podcast tip from Mitch's wife 17:53 How Mitch helps guests feel more comfortable 24:59 How Mitch fights off burnout 33:00 Overcome the feeling of “not enough” 36:27 The importance of a strong community 40:35 Wisdom for younger Dream Think Doers 45:27 One thing that drives Mitch 48:52 What “Dream Think Do” has given Mitch 55:41 Mitch's minute and big takeaways
Here are 5 Writing practices to apply in your day to day life that will support you in your self healing journey. Each practice gives you a different approach to tackle inner struggles and to articulate emotions and experiences that might be harder to come to terms with.Daily Journal - two journaling styles to choose from (Night/Feminine vs Day/Masculine), depending on what you need to heal.Milestones and Bucket Lists - understand the subconscious impact of these lists and why they are important to write.Daily Poem - how to approach poetry when you don't want to rhyme or don't know how to write poetry. A cerebral yet creative practice that helps balance both left and right sides of the brain.Burn Letters - attract specific situations or release emotional burdens with burn letters.Timed Writing - be surprised by the stories living inside you. Develop intuition and expression of subconscious archetypes.
Today's episode calls for a pencil and notepad as Molly and Dr. Marty Lerner dig deep into the psychological relationship we have with food and how it affects us. Dr. Lerner, being a pioneer in the field of food addiction, starts off by talking about his foundations in research of eating disorders and food addiction and then his transition to the treatment of the individuals suffering from these diseases. Molly and Dr. Lerner give us some key takeaways that Dr. Lerner has gleaned from his food addiction research. First, the two discuss a three-stage process of what tends to happen when individuals begin avoiding food triggers: at first, doing it to be “good,” then it simply becomes easier, finally it becomes more comfortable and a preference. This leads to the conversation of SMERF– an acronym that Dr. Lerner notes should not just be for those that suffer from food addiction, but for anyone in general that simply wants to live a better lifestyle. Tune in! Episode Quotes “The whole gist of breaking up with sugar or finding what your biological triggers are and avoiding them is clearing the pathway so that you can start to make radical changes in your relationship with life.” –Dr. Marty Lerner “Recovery isn't about feeling good all the time. It's about doing good, not feeling good.” –Dr. Marty Lerner Key Highlights The importance of differentiating between eating disorders and food addiction; When we avoid our biological food triggers, it can lead to a lasting change that will become easier and a preference; Hard work is the only way any form of recovery can take root in our lives; As a society, we often overthink and underdo; Using SMERF to improve any lifestyle: Spirituality, Meditation, Exercise, Rest, and Food Plan; Your ego is not your amigo– when relapse or a slip happens, our ego or shame often get in the way and we are afraid to ask for help; About Marty Lerner, PhD Dr. Marty Lerner is the Executive Director of the Milestones in Recovery Eating Disorders Program located in Cooper City, FL. A graduate of Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Lerner is a licensed and board certified clinical psychologist who has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs that include The NPR Report, 20/20, Discovery Health and ABC's Nightline, as well as having authored several articles related to eating disorders in professional publications, national magazines and newspapers including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Miami Herald, Orlando and Hollywood Sun-Sentinels. Connect with Marty Lerner, PhD His free eBook is available at: https://www.milestonesprogram.org/ About Molly Carmel Molly is a leading addiction and eating disorder therapist and the founder of the Beacon Program, which offers individual and group solutions to help people break free from their destructive relationships with food and dieting. She is also the author of ‘Breaking up with Sugar' and the host of ‘What You're Craving' Podcast. Connect with Molly Want to spend MORE time together? Me too! Here are all the ways: Instagram: @mollycarmel Facebook: Molly Carmel YouTube: Molly Carmel Free Mini Masterclass: mollycarmel.com/signup Breaking Up with Sugar Course: molly-carmel.mykajabi.com/buws-course Breaking Up with Sugar Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/buwsbook Monthly Group Coaching: mollycarmel.com/coaching-with-molly Weekly IntenSati Spiritual Fitness Class: mollycarmel.com/intensati
In Episode #205, I sit down with Dr Andrew Huberman to discuss the nervous system and how lifestyle choices impact your brain. As a neuroscientist and tenured professor at Stanford University, Dr Huberman has made numerous significant contributions to the field of brain development, brain function, and neural plasticity.In this episode, we break down the basics before moving on to the impact of specific lifestyle decisions and behaviours. We cover what neuroscience is and why it's important, covering some significant discoveries in the past century. You'll also learn how caffeine impacts the nervous system, how to improve learning, and the benefits of non-sleep deep rest (NSDR). We discuss tools you can use to wind down from intense alertness, supplements and brain health, and much more.Specifically, we discuss:Intro [0:00]What is Neuroscience [4:07]Milestones in Neuroscience [10:04]Neurons and Performance Enhancement [18:48]What Caffeine does to the Body [29:08]The Ideal Exercise [32:40]Adrenal Burnout and Pineal Calcification [43:46]Caffeine Withdrawal [52:38]Using Breath to Calm the Nervous System [1:02:10]Yoga Nidra for Deep Rest [1:06:38]Balance of Rest and Work [1:15:00]Tips for Better Sleep [1:32:28]Brain Fog & Focus [1:50:32]Motivation & Top Down Control [1:54:53]Dopamine & Social media [2:07:30]Cold & Heat Exposure [2:14:22]Outro [2:29:30]You can learn more about Dr Huberman on his Stanford University page, and visit his website Huberman Lab. To secure tickets for the upcoming Huberman Lab tour (taking place on May 17 and 18), follow this link. He is also active on social media, and you can connect with him on YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. Listen to his episode on the Rich Roll Podcast here.Thank you to The Proof partner Eimele Essential 8 for sponsoring today's episode. It's important to make sure you're covering all the essential nutrients, and sometimes plant-predominant eaters fall a little short. Eimele Essential 8 offers a convenient solution, offering the nutrients you need in the right amounts. For 5% off your first order, head to theproof.com/friends.For the full show notes, head to The Proof website.Enjoy, friends.SimonWant to support the show?If you are enjoying The Proof a great way to support the show is by leaving a review on the Apple Podcasts or a comment on YouTube . It only takes a few minutes and helps more people find the episodes.Simon Hill, Msc, Bsc (Hons)Creator of Theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon HillAuthor of The Proof is in the PlantsWatch the episodes on YouTube, or Listen on Apple/SpotifyConnect with me on Instagram, Twitter and FacebookDownload my complimentary two week meal plan
This Canadian family doc and her social worker partner applied to be a guest on the show when they achieved $0 net worth. But since applying they paid off all their student loans. They've had a savings rate of 60-70%! Tracking their lifestyle inflation percentage, concrete spending/savings goals and monthly financial meetings together have catapulted them to their goals. Here are some ideas for working together with your partner on your finances. https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/7-ways-to-get-your-partner-on-board-financially/ A lot of physicians have questions about locum tenens, and https://locumstory.com is the place for them to get real, unbiased answers to those questions, basic questions like, “What is locum tenens?” to more complex questions about pay ranges, taxes, various specialties, and how locum tenens works. And then there's the big question: is it right for you? Go to https://locumstory.com and get the answers. The White Coat Investor has been helping doctors with their money since 2011. Our free financial planning resource covers a variety of topics from doctor mortgage loans and refinancing medical school loans to physician disability insurance and malpractice insurance. Learn about loan refinancing or consolidation, explore new investment strategies, and discover loan programs for specifically aimed at helping doctors. If you're a high-income professional and ready to get a "fair shake" on Wall Street, The White Coat Investor channel is for you! Be a Guest on The Milestones to Millionaire Podcast: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/milestones Main Website: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com Student Loan Advice: https://studentloanadvice.com YouTube: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/youtube Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewhitecoatinvestor Twitter: https://twitter.com/WCInvestor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewhitecoatinvestor Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/whitecoatinvestor Online Courses: https://whitecoatinvestor.teachable.com Newsletter: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/free-monthly-newsletter
On the twenty fifth episode of the Family Discipleship Podcast the hosts (Adam Griffin and Cassie Bryant) talk about heaven with Joni Eareckson Tada. Questions we talked about in this episode: You have done so much to help churches serve people with disabilities. Can you share with us the vision of Joni and friends and all that your organization does? How can a church lead well in this area, even if they don't have a lot of resources? What led to wanting to write to kids about heaven? Why do you think there are so many cultural misconceptions about heaven? Which misconceptions affect kids in particular?? Why do you think it's important for parents to talk with kids about the afterlife? How has your theology of eternal life impacted the way you see life and God? How do you help kids see that the best thing about heaven is Jesus? How can parents have good conversations with their kids about someone's death?Are there any passages of scripture about heaven that you have a particular love for? Some of our favorite quotes from Joni in this episode:“I love thinking about heaven. I love investing in heaven. Every little thing I do down here on earth. Everything I do has a direct bearing on my capacity for service and worship and joy in heaven. I don't want to waste my suffering. I don't want to waste my afflictions. I want to build things that will last for eternity. And I want to stretch my heart's capacity for service and worship and joy for eternity.” “I want moms and dads to build within the hearts of their children a love and a zeal and a passion for, not just heaven, but Jesus.”“I want to help children get past the myths of me-centeredness in heaven.” “I think our thoughts about heaven are lazy. We tend to buy into the world's fables about heaven…It's all about ‘I'm gonna be happy forever.' That iss true, but it's so much more.” “It is a parent's job to connect the heartfelt expressions of children and immediately connect that to God. Draw a direct line from their little hearts and connect it directly to their Lord Jesus.” Resources mentioned in this episode:The Joni BookThe Awesome Super Fantastic Forever Party“Christ calls us to care for those living in poverty—including parents working hard for their children's future. Download your free copy of Created to Flourish: How Employment-Based Solutions Help Eradicate Poverty, to learn how. HOPE International fights physical and spiritual poverty in 16 countries through Christ-centered microenterprise development.”To keep up with the Family Discipleship Podcast, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter. To read more about family discipleship, check out the book Family Discipleship: Leading Your Home Through Time, Moments, and Milestones by Adam Griffin and Matt Chandler. The Family Discipleship Podcast is a podcast of Training the Church.
Exploring the inner growth lifestyle topic of the day; how the inner growth journey, mindset and lifestyle get you to see and pursue your explorations of this in cosmic consciousness; how it is always a choice at your disposal, accessible by you in any and all moments; what changes this brings to your life when faced with life moments and circumstances; how mind and heart flow are a part of the process too; why your higher infinite human potential is always a major player and accessible through your ability to tap into your higher cosmic consciousness; and how the determining factor will always be you, your belief in life and yourself and whether or not you allow your heart to lead the way in flow with unconditional love and neutrality towards self and others, particularly when the unknown elements of life, the void space of tomorrow's unknown, presents itself to your conscious mind. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/maria-florio/support
Exploring the inner growth lifestyle topic of the day; how the inner growth journey, mindset and lifestyle get you to see and pursue your explorations of this in cosmic consciousness; how it is always a choice at your disposal, accessible by you in any and all moments; what changes this brings to your life when faced with life moments and circumstances; how mind and heart flow are a part of the process too; why your higher infinite human potential is always a major player and accessible through your ability to tap into your higher cosmic consciousness; and how the determining factor will always be you, your belief in life and yourself and whether or not you allow your heart to lead the way in flow with unconditional love and neutrality towards self and others, particularly when the unknown elements of life, the void space of tomorrow's unknown, presents itself to your conscious mind. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/maria-florio/support
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This week we're comparing the two different types of levelling in D&D. Experience Points and Milestones. We'll delve into the pros and cons of both methods, how and why you should use each, and what to think about when planing ahead. Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Check out our Partners: The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This Sober Short series is taking you through our Tribe Sober Toolkit – this toolkit is just one of the things that we share with you during our regular Zoom workshops – just go to tribesober.com, hit Our Services and you'll find all the info about our workshops. You can do a group workshop or a private workshop to suit your schedule and time zone. These workshops have been a gamechanger for many people so if you want to kickstart your sober life then sign up today. Just go to tribesober.com/services and click on workshops During the first 14 Sober Shorts, we looked at the first 14 Tools in our toolbox. Before we move on to the final tool here is a quick recap… In this Episode Tool number 1 was “Get Connected” Connection is the Opposite of Addiction” and if you're serious about getting sober then you need to connect with others on the same path. If you're not yet a member of our tribe please check us out on tribesober.com – just hit “join our tribe” to read about the benefits of membership. Tool number 2 was “Get Moving” We all know is that exercise is “good for us” and many people exercise daily but they also drink daily – sometimes excessively. Ditch the drink and keep exercising and you will be amazed at how much fitter you will get! Tool number 3 was “Building Emotional Strength” All about “learning to sit with our feelings” – instead of trying to chase them away with alcohol – alcohol is the “easy button” and enables us to bypass difficult emotions. We have to “get comfortable with being uncomfortable as Tribe Sober coach Lynette says, or as Glennon Doyle says, “First the Pain, then the Rising.” Tool number 4 was all about Mindset It was about changing your thinking – about drinking. We talked about overturning those false beliefs that we have picked up over the years — for example, we believe that we deserve a drink at the end of the day! We talked about overturning those beliefs – one by one. “Do the work” and you will never see alcohol in the same way and… You will never suffer from FOMO which is the key to sticking to your sobriety. Tool number 5 – was about Visualisation We talked about some powerful ways to use visualisation. One of them was to “Play the movie forward” – if you get the urge to drink, then just think it through – what will happen after that first glass. Do you really want to wake up at 3 am full of anxiety and regret? Do you really want to keep going back to Day 1 – and do the hardest bit - again and again? Tool number 6 – Information is Power It's hard to believe it these days but not that long ago we had NO IDEA that smoking was bad for us. Even if you do decide to carry on drinking then make sure that it's an informed choice. The information is out there and just a quick google search will connect you with scientific research proving that alcohol is linked to 7 different types of cancer and more than 60 diseases. That's a good place to start and there are many QuitLit books out there and of course podcasts – almost 100 episodes of the Tribe Sober podcast are available now, all packed with advice inspiration and information. If you'd like a QuitLit Reading list just email email@example.com – you can also go to tribesober.com and hit the Inspiration tab where you'll find a wealth of information that will inspire you to get started – and motivate you to keep going. Tool number 7 was “Be Accountable” When we embark on this journey, we need a community of people who actually care – people who have been where we are now and can advise and encourage us - people who are thriving in their alcohol-free lives and can inspire us that it really is worth doing this thing. WE NEED TO BE ACCOUNTABLE – we need to know that we can share our ups and downs with other people who really get us. So, if you are looking for a sober community to inspire you and keep you on track just go to tribesober.com and hit join our tribe. If you'd like to sample the kind of support we offer then email firstname.lastname@example.org and request our Sobriety Battleplan pdf which is packed with great advice, charts and trackers. Tool Number 8 - which is “Journaling” At our workshops, we advise people to buy a beautiful notebook that will become their sobriety journal throughout this life-changing journey. Sobriety is a journey of self-discovery and recording your thoughts, emotions, struggles, and accomplishments is so beneficial. Early sobriety is a very emotional time and for most of us it really helps to process emotions if we can write them down. We can note our triggers as well as strategies for coping with them Journaling will give us perspective – reading back on the early weeks of sobriety will remind us just how hard it was – and make us realise it's getting better and easier every day. To learn more about the magic of journaling listen to Tribe Sober podcast episode 98 to hear my interview with writer in recovery Melinda Ferguson – released on 26th March 2022 Tool No 9 – “Get a Project” It's very common for people to feel a bit flat once they have achieved their first few months of sobriety. Many people in Tribe Sober (including me) experienced that “flatness'/depression/void” or whatever you want to call it – when they asked me what they should do about it I just told them to sit it out as it would eventually pass However that advice changed after my podcast interview with Dr Loretta Breuning (author of the Happy Brain) – so do have a listen, its episode 55 and was released on 14 August 2021. Loretta explained that my brain was quite happy during the first few months as it had registered that it was working on a project (ie sobriety) and I was making progress – however after a few months my subconscious was thinking – ok so now we are sober, now what? Well here's the thing – as human beings we need projects – think of the cavemen, they would wake up hungry and have to go and find some food, eating the food would give them a dopamine hit but then they would get hungry again and have to go hunting.. So as you settle into your first few months of sobriety GET A PROJECT to keep you on track and to keep those happy brain chemicals triggered. Tool No 10 – “Be Prepared” As with most things in life preparation is crucial… Play the movie forward – what ARE you going to drink – if it's a restaurant then check out their drinks menu online and decide what you will order If you are going to a dinner party the text your host in advance and take some AF bubbly with you Decide what you are going to say when/if people start to interrogate you – you can keep it simple “I'm on meds”, “I'm driving” or my favourite “I'm on a health kick – no booze, no sugar, no carbs for 66 days!” If drinking at home was your problem then give away your booze – or move it to somewhere you can't see it (the garage is a good place) and make sure your fridge is stocked with delicious AF choices – if you are in SA just go to drinknil.co.za and they will deliver to your door Tool No 11 –Track Your Progress When a new member joins our tribe we send an Annual Tracker. It helps to give perspective, to keep an eye on the big picture – sure there may be slip ups on the way but what matters is a feeling of progress – are those “Sober Stretches” getting longer? If you would like one of our Annual Trackers then just email email@example.com and I'll send you one right away! It's so important to celebrate Milestones on this journey - The Forever word is just too daunting when starting out on this journey so we suggest 30, 60, 100 days as Milestones… followed by 6 months and then moving on to Annual The great thing about Tribe Sober is that many people stick around after getting sober – they want to help and inspire others – we even have a chatroom for people with more than 6 months of sobriety Tool No 12 –Nurture Yourself When we embark on this life changing journey we are going against the flow. We are going against the flow and that takes confidence and courage! We need to nurture ourselves so that we can access the inner resources we need to embrace an alcohol free life Many people (me included) discover that they are introverts at heart and not the party animal they thought they were when they drank! Sobriety is a journey of discovery so spend the extra time you've saved exploring – Tribe Sober members have free resources to sample like coaching, hypnotherapy and root cause therapy as well as online yoga and art therapy. You need to spoil yourself! Think of your sobriety as a pregnancy – 9 months of doing exactly what feels right for you – read books, be alone, go to bed early, have naps, light candles, eat chocolate, turn down social invitations, light candles, have hot baths! The pregnancy analogy works so well because for most of us 9 months is long enough for our sobriety to be strong – to survive in the outside world! Tool No 13 - Know Your Triggers! Triggers are a response to an outside stimulus that results in an automatic action. We have trained our brains to drink, and now we have to untrain them. Our brains need time to “rewire” – we need to uncouple experiences – eg: sunset and a glass of wine Let's remember that triggers won't last for ever – quitting is not about abstaining – or about resisting – its about building a new life when we won't even want to drink But while we are adjusting we will need to learn how to deal with our triggers Typical triggers are- H.A.L.T.S (Hungry. Angry. Lonely. Tired. Stressed) can affect our sobriety. Although we will experience triggers we don't have to act on them – we are not like a toddler having a tantrum in a supermarket because we can't have chocolate We need to pause and breathe when we get a trigger – be curious – write about them in your journal and develop strategies to deal with them Tool No 14 – Do the Work At Tribe Sober we've helped hundreds of people to quit drinking and our observation is that it takes 3-6 months of hard work – and then it gets easier and easier. That's where we differ from AA – we don't see it as a “lifetime struggle” which necessitates going to meetings for ever. “Doing the work” in AA of course means going through the 12 steps but at Tribe Sober we believe that “the work” is different for everyone. It depends on various factors – including how dependent we have become. “Doing the work” means listening to all the podcasts and reading all the QuitLit books – other people stories and struggles remind us that we are not alone in this and that it is possible to make a change. “Doing the work” means trying out the tools I've outlined in these Sober Shorts until you have created your very own sober toolkit. Even better sign up for one of our workshops to learn more about changing your mindset about drinking and meeting others on the same path. When we stop drinking we have time on our hands – we have to reconfigure our life so that it's a life we don't want to escape from. It's an ideal time to try different activities and to connect with other people on the same path. That's why we offer our members opportunities to try coaching, hypnotherapy, art therapy, yoga, meditation as well as providing nutritional and medical advice. Tool No 15 – Find Your Purpose! When we are dependent on alcohol we get stuck. Our life doesn't evolve. If you've seen that movie Groundhog Day you will remember that the guy woke up and repeated the same day over and over. When I was “working hard and playing hard” I was in that place. Sure I was making plenty of money for the shareholders of a massive corporate but after a long day of doing that I would come home and numb my brain with a bottle of alcohol. Then I would wake up the next day and do it all again. When I finally got sober I recovered my health, my energy, my creativity and most importantly I recovered time – time to think. Time to think more clearly about what I really wanted out of my life. Time to make the changes I needed and to create a life I no longer wanted to escape from. We see this all the time in our community – people get sober and then start looking at other parts of their life. Are they eating healthily? Are they exercising enough? Are they in the right job? 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Dr. Anna Harrison is a top ranked Digital Technology Advisor, Product Expert and Author. Anna's work has helped New Zealand's best exporting and emerging brands create strategic and measurable plans to accelerate growth in new markets. Supported by successes across Europe, Asia, and the USA, Anna's work will help you remove your reliance on luck in the future success of your brand. Questions We always like to give guest the opportunity to kind of just share a little bit about their journey in their own words. Your book Digital Brand Romance, could you tell us a little bit about the book? Could you explain to our audience what customer expectations are versus what customer satisfaction is? Could you define for our listeners what a promise is? So, that dovetails us nicely into the core of your book is based on the ADORE Process. Could you take our listeners through what that process is and what are the milestones in the journey of that process? Could you also share with our listeners what's the one online resource, tool, website or app that you absolutely can't live without in your business? Could you also share with us maybe one or two books that have had the biggest impact on you, it could be a book that you read recently, or even one that you read a very long time ago, but it still has had a great impact on you. What's the one thing that's going on in your life right now that you're really excited about? Either something you're working on to develop yourself or your people. Where can listeners find you online? Do you have a quote or saying that during times of adversity or challenge, you'll tend to revert to this quote, it kind of helps to get you back on track if for any reason you got derailed or you got off track? Highlights Anna's Journey Anna stated that we are in for a treat. So, probably the best way to describe her journey is that it is non-standard and very nonlinear. She's lived on four continents and done a whole bunch of different things. And probably if you look back across the last sort of two decades of work, the only common thread amongst it all is that she's done interesting things and she's worked with great people, and that really is something that drives her and motivates her to seek out new challenges and look for different things. So, loosely speaking, she's worked in product design and product development, started in IT and so back in technology, work a lot with customer experience, and the drivers that help people to make choices and help brands to sell more stuff to loyal customers. What is Your Book Digital Brand Romance About? Me: So, our podcast is all about Navigating the Customer Experience. As you can imagine, when your email came across my attention, and I saw that you wrote this book called Digital Brand Romance: How to Create Lasting Relationships in a Digital World, I said to myself, this sounds very interesting and then I read a little bit more and it really got me intrigued. And so, I'm sure just as how I was intrigued, our listeners will be just as intrigued about your book. So, could you tell us a little bit about the book? Anna stated that Navigating the Customer Experience just to sort of jump out and big picture, it's her passion, it's what she thinks about at 3:00 am in the mornings. So, lots of mutual interest and overlap and she's excited to share some of the things she's learned in her life with our audience today. So, Digital Brand Romance, it's the combination of about a life's work so to say, and it looks at the factors that influence us as human beings and propel us to be loyal to a brand or not. And the cool thing about the book is that it breaks all of that down into really easy steps. And she thinks if we look at digital experiences and customer experience, and all of that, and it's all in a digital space, very often we get a little bit scared, and we think, “Oh my God, what do we know about this space?” And we kind of forget that always at the other end of the computer, the person buying your pair of shoes, or the person buying the handbag that you're selling, or the SaaS product that you're selling is a human. And as humans, we form relationships, and we make decisions in really predictable ways. And so, we remember this when we have relationships with other people in real life but as soon as we go to digital, we just forget everything we learned and we make things very transactional in our digital spaces, and we just hard sell the consumers. And then we wonder why things are not working and why most of our marketing budget is being spent on Google AdWords and our conversion rates are super low, like 1% or 2%. So, the book really explores what are the levers that we can pull to help us understand how people make decisions. And then how do we apply that to our digital assets, like websites, like email marketing campaigns, like our sales process, to really build strong relationships and a loyal customer base. What Customer Expectations Are Versus What Customer Satisfaction Is Me: Now, one of the things that came across my attention when I was reviewing your book, I like the fact that you spoke about customer expectations, you spoke about customer satisfaction, and you spoke about why they were very different. Could you explain to our audience what customer expectations are versus what customer satisfaction is? Anna stated that it's an interesting distinction here and when we think about customer experience, this is an interesting study that was done by Forbes a few years ago. So, Forbes interviewed a whole bunch of brands. And they said, “Hey, how would you rate your customer experiences?” And 80% of the brands said, “They're excellent, they're awesome, we're doing a great job, our customers are happy.” They interviewed those brands, customers, and only 8% of people said that they were really satisfied with the customer experience. And so, that's a really big kind of discrepancy there. Most brands think they're providing great experiences, and most customers think they are not getting a great experience. And so, this is the difference between those two things is customer satisfaction, and satisfaction; it's a very personal and subjective thing, she may satisfied with something, whereas someone listening to this podcast might say, “No, that's terrible, I'm very dissatisfied with exactly the same thing.” And so, understanding customer satisfaction and how we can affect it is really the most powerful lever that we have in curating experiences for our customers. So, to answer the question succinctly, satisfaction is the difference between what you expect and what you receive, or what you perceive of the experience. So, if you're expecting to wait in line for a meal for half an hour, and you get your table 15 minutes in, you're going to be delighted, you're going to be like, “Wow, this is fantastic. I was expecting to wait half an hour, and we're in early.” Whereas conversely, if you're expecting to get seated at a restaurant straight away, and they make you wait 15 minutes, you're going to be very, very dissatisfied. And so, the same exact experience is delivered by the provider, you get seated in 15 minutes. But in one case, you're satisfied, and you're delighted, because your expectations were that it could be longer. And then the other case, you really disappointed because your expectations were that it would be shorter. And so, as a brand, and this is where all your energy can be very effective if focused right is, all you can do is set your customers' expectations at the right level and through that you affect their satisfaction. That might be a bit too textbook nerdy, so she can give some examples if you prefer. Me: Yeah, I think an example would be good to kind of just cement it for the audience so that they really understand. I got to reading the theory part of it totally and I thought it was a brilliant definition. I just really wanted you to share that, but if you could give us an example, that would be even greater. Anna shared that there are tons of examples. So, let's say you buy something online. And she bought a bar fridge recently. So, she bought a bar fridge, and it said it will be delivered in two days and so, her expectations are that in two days' time the bar fridge will arrive. And then she got a message saying, “Please schedule your delivery.” And the only dates available were next week. So, 7 days from when she bought it, not two days. So, straightaway, she's like, “Hey, I'm not happy with this, because I was expecting, and you told me that the fridge would be delivered in two days.” So, the only change that needs to happen there is that the brand selling the fridge should just tell her that the fridge won't be available for a week or perhaps even 10 days. And then her expectations are set at the right place, and she's delighted with the outcome. Me: Yeah, I suppose it's kind of like when we train our employees in organizations, and we'll say that we should under promise and over deliver. And one of the things that I think impacts customer expectations greatly is what we communicate. And sometimes what we communicate - it's not the truth, or I don't know. Sometimes I think organizations communicate information that is incorrect intentionally, like it is their intention to exceed the customers' expectations. So, they give them a reasonable time in their mind but then, when the actual experience is realized, what was communicated and what actually occurred, they're not correlating. Anna stated that that's an excellent example. And to dig a little bit deeper into that, she thinks setting your customers' expectations that are realistic or perhaps a level under which you know you can over perform is a really good strategy, with a little asterix on that, as long as you're doing that in an authentic way. Because consumers are smart and as soon as your consumer feels that you're trying to deceive them, that opens another can of worms, they're going to run for the hills because no one likes the feeling that they're being lied to. However, as a brand, you have the ability to authentically communicate and to deliver information and this is something that's super interesting that there was a lot of research done in the 80s by Don Norman, if you know him, he's like one of the godfathers of design and have written amazing books over the years. But what came out of his research was that people are really open to changing their expectations when you provide them with authentic information. So, coming back to our restaurant example, if she's waiting in line for a table, and she's expecting it will take a couple of minutes, but it's going to be 15. If the restaurant gives her authentic and clear information as to why it will be 15 minutes, and then perhaps a gesture to compensate her for my trouble, that negative experience or what could have been a negative experience actually shifts to being a really positive experience. So, with the fridge, if someone simply sends an email and says, “We're really sorry, we typically try to deliver things in two days. But you've had public holidays and long weekends in Australia and so that's pushed out delivery times out, and it'll be a week, very sorry.” That information, when it's communicated authentically has the power to reset her expectations as a consumer. And so, it's not about getting it perfect every time as a brand, you don't have to get it right every time. It's like parenting; we're often so hard on ourselves when we do something kind of not quite right by our kids. But you can make it right, you can have an authentic conversation and provide the information with clarity and with transparency and that will have a really powerful effect and reset your customers' expectations so they can still have a really good experience, even when it falls short of what they originally expected. What is a Promise? Me: Another great insight that I took from reviewing your book was there's a point in the book where you say the only reason anyone buys anything is to make their life better, which I suppose is almost the equivalent of people go into businesses to solve a problem. Most businesses were created with the intention of solving somebody's problem, whatever it is that your business solves. But what really intrigued me further to what you said in terms of making their lives better, is that the challenge to sell more reduces it down to two things showing the buyer that you're going to make their life better and delivering on your promise. Now, could you define for our listeners what a promise is because I've been through many different customer service trainings in different industries, and I find that people are not clear on what a promise is. And they don't realize that you don't actually have to say the word I promise for the customer to view it as a commitment that you're making to fulfill something that they're requesting. Anna stated that is such a great question and such an interesting pathway to explore. So, a promise is certainly not a contract. So, without even whether you explicitly and overtly know that you're making a promise to a customer or not, you are even if they don't sign a contract with you. So for example, things like if you think about someone coming to your website for the very first time, in the first 10 seconds, that site visitor gets a sense of what your brand promise is, and that's made up of a few ingredients, it's made up of the styling on your website, your choice of imagery, your choice of font, your choice of colour, your logo, your hero value proposition tagline, all of those things combined into effectively, very quickly delivering a snapshot of what your brand promise is. So maybe to correlate this to an example we'll all be familiar with. When you meet someone in person for the very first time, your subconscious mind processes a whole vast range of variables and you make a snap judgement, you go, “Yeah, this person is the kind of person that I would like to have a conversation with and maybe if that goes well, we'll go out for a coffee and maybe we could be friends.” Or “This person is just creepy; I'm going to run the other way. You know what I'm not having that this, a cup of coffee is not in our future.” And so, your subconscious mind is really good at doing that when we meet people in real life. And whether we think about it or not, we do exactly the same thing when we see a brand in a digital space. And so, the brand promise is really the combination of all of those things and when you start looking for it, you'll notice it. So, when you go to a brand like Porsche, the imagery on the site, the particular choice of fonts and colours and the logo design, all look like a very expensive and exclusive brand. When you go to something like Kia, it's a much more approachable brand and this is all done through very subtle things like fonts and colours and the brand promise. She works with high growth brands in Australia and out of New Zealand, and where they often will spend a lot of time and it's an easy thing to talk about, and a hard thing to execute on, is refining the value proposition. And so, that value proposition is the explicit articulation of how you're going to make someone's life better. And she finds where brands often get stuck; they get stuck in two ways. One is that they think about the features of their product and don't recognize that features don't make someone else's life better. No one has a pair of Jimmy Choo heels because they have a high heel stiletto on them, they buy those heels, because of how those heels will make them feel, and how they will be perceived when they own that particular item. And so, we forget this when we design our websites, and when we design our electronic marketing campaigns, and social media campaigns and so on, and we talk about features instead of what is the feeling? How really do you make someone's life better? She doesn't choose Skype or Zoom because they have a particular telephonic service with some grade of how fast they transmit her voice. She doesn't even know the details. So, she doesn't know what the technical specs for Zoom. She chooses Zoom because it's easy to use and she can click one button and connect with someone on the other side of the world. And so, Apple is probably an amazing example of at scale when we first stopped talking about features and started talking about how the product makes our life better. And so, to come back to the original question, what is the brand promise that we make? It's all the subconscious things that someone will experience in the first 10 seconds on your website and that's made up of fonts and styling and colours and imagery, and also your value proposition that you articulate in that hero part of your website. What is the ADORE Process and the Milestones in the Journey of That Process? Me: So, that dovetails us nicely into the core of your book is based on the ADORE Process. Could you take our listeners through what that process is and what are the milestones in the journey of that process? Anna stated that the ADORE Process and a few people have asked her what does ADORE stand for. And again, she's like; actually, it stands for nothing. But in technology, everyone needs an acronym and so here we go, we've got an acronym called ADORE. So, the ADORE Process looks exactly at how we form relationships as humans. So, as soon as she walks you through it, she'll be able to map that to, “Oh, yeah, that's exactly how I form relationships with anyone I meet in real life.” And it translates it into milestones which we can affect and tune in digital, and also milestones where you can measure the performance for your particular brand against each of the milestones. And the milestones and there is six of them. The very first one is zero seconds. So, zero seconds is simply the opportunity to have a site visitor come to your website. So loosely speaking, it's all of your marketing activities, all of your social media, everything that you do to drive a stranger to your website, the moment that they land on your website, that's zero seconds. Then that first impression moment is the first 10 seconds that they're on your site and this is where they make a snap judgement, whether you like the fact or not people make snap judgments and they'll decide whether they're going to spend more time exploring your brand and getting to know your brand, or whether they're going to go to the next tab, and your closest competitor is always only ever in the next tab and sort of say, “No thanks, this isn't the brand for me.” So, 10 seconds is that first impression sort of moment, first date, if you like. And another thing which she often sees when she works with brands is that they want to tell you their entire life story on that first date. You're like, hang on, I'd never do that in real life. But how is it okay in digital, or they'll lead with something like a “Book a call right now,” and ideally one that pops up on the way upside the moment that you land there and you're like, hang on a second. If she was meeting someone for the very first time and they went on a first date, and she said to the person sitting across from her, “Hey, you seem kind of nice. Do you want to move in and have seven kids together?” So again, in person, we know how to moderate this, we know that relationships take a certain cadence, and we don't violate those things in real life. But we do on a website, we're perfectly happy to put a pop up that says, book a call right now, the minute that she lands on a website she's never been to, like, “Hang on a minute, let me get to know your brand first. And once I know your brand, a little bit better than ask me that question.” So, zero seconds, the arrival, 10 seconds is your first date, then three minutes, is that moment where someone has taken the time to actually get to know your brand a little bit more. So again, in human terms, it's probably that three to six month mark, where you're like, “Yeah, we've got to know each other a little bit, it feels about right, maybe now we'll have a conversation about moving in together.” But don't do that on the first date. And so, that three minute mark is that moment where someone has explored your brand. At this point, maybe they've looked at your features. At this point, maybe they've looked at, can I make this work for me. And if you've positioned those first few elements on your website in the right order, and in the right way, and you're respecting how someone forms a relationship with your brand, the very natural next step is for them to want to sign up, they'll want to try your product or service, they'll want to perhaps buy the first T shirt that you're selling, they're ready for that next step. And so, that sign up moment, it's like moving in together, it's a definite sign of commitment. And it's super, super important to take note of that, because your customer is now saying, “I am making an active commitment to your brand.” And so, when you've got that, you know for sure you've got someone who's interested, someone who's spent the time getting to know you, they're a captive audience. The rest is easy, assuming that you've got a really good product or service, which most brands she works with have amazing products and services, and they are just not sure how to develop that relationship with their customers. And so, to give an example, she had a brand that she was working with, and they literally after the signup process, they were losing 95% of their people. So, they were spending all the money on marketing, all of their branding and their brand promise and the way they told their story was all done super well, they were getting a lot of customers to sign up each month. And then it was like a 95% drop off. And it was like, “Oh my God, what's happening here.” And they changed a couple of really small things. And so, if you look at this part in the book, it will actually give you tangible tips for what to look for when things are going wrong, and what you can change. And this particular brand, they increase their revenue by $50,000 a month by changing a couple of buttons. So, these things do make a difference. And whether consciously or subconsciously, we do respond to digital, and to the formation of relationships with brands and digital, much like we do in real life when it's a human and a human interacting. But we've got zero seconds, the arrival, we've got 10 seconds, which is your first date, we've got three minutes, which is where you've told your brand story, sign up, which is your first moment of active kind of commitment. And then after that it's easy street, all you then need to do is build into your product the right levers to create an upgrade, to create a repeat buy, to get the customer to pull more money out of their wallet and experience more and more of your product over time and so that's upgrade. And then ultimately where you want to drive your customers to if your growth strategy is based on forming relationships, and that loyal customer base is to get referrals. And referrals are really important because a referral from someone that you trust shortcuts that whole customer journey by about 60%. And so, people will take shortcuts on the getting to know you part and go straight to sign up if the recommendation comes from a trusted party. So, that's basically the steps and in the book, in the ADORE Process part, which is the middle part of the book, it shows you for each of those steps, how do you measure success? So which of your website metrics do you look at to see whether you're performing well or not performing well. And that's important because when you make a change to your website, or you hire an agency to make some changes, you want to have tangible and objective proof that whatever updates you made are actually creating a positive effect on your conversion rate so that you're getting a good return on the investment that you're putting in to developing those digital assets that you own. App, Website or Tool that Anna Absolutely Can't Live Without in Her Business When asked about an online resource that she cannot live without in her business, Anna stated that she was thinking about this the other day, and really, honestly, the thing she can't live without is probably email but that's not going to be much help because everybody uses email. So, something she's gotten into recently is a product called Shortform. And Shortform gives you a summary of some of the best books on the planet and the summaries are just fantastic. So, if you're starting out and you haven't read any books at all, Shortform might not be for you but if you've read a bunch of books, and you've got an interest in business books, or how to grow businesses, and you've read a few things, Shortform is excellent because it fills in the blanks, and really tells you very quickly what the difference between this book is, and other things, which you may have read. So that's something she enjoys and they're always adding new books into their library there. And so, in like 10 minutes, you can get the gist of someone's amazing new ideas without reading a whole book so it's a little bit of a hack and that's something she's enjoying. Other than that, she listens to podcasts, typically podcasts that are recommended by other people. So again, showing that once we get a good recommendation from someone, we do shortcut that whole decision making process and just go straight to, “Yes, this is the thing for me.” Probably, that email and Shortform would be her indispensable tools at the moment. Books that Have Had the Biggest Impact on Anna When asked about books that have had the biggest impact, Anna shared that she's definitely been very impacted by books she read early in her career and these would be the classics, things like Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not by Robert T. Kiyosaki, the idea that things that you buy are either an asset or they're not an asset and the idea that you can actually design your life so that you're not dependent on a paycheck. So, that was super influential for her. Other than that, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition by Robert Cialdini, she thinks if you're an entrepreneur, and you're designing product, and you're selling product, and you have an interest in understanding how do people make decisions and how do I, what levers do I have to influence them to make the decision that I want them to make? This is indispensable. And so, Robert Cialdini wrote the first edition of the book in the early 80s and it's still true today. And it's a fantastic book. Other than that, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert is a really, really beautifully written book, and it personifies ideas and it talks about concept that as people, we inhabit these human forms, but ideas are these organisms that float around us, and an idea might come and tap you on the shoulder and if you're not ready for it, it's going to go ahead and find some other human hosts that's going to bring it to life. And so, when an idea pops into your head, it's really up to you to take that idea and nurture it and grow it into something that becomes a business. And if you're not prepared to do that, don't be surprised that someone else halfway across the world seemingly has the same idea and brings it to life. So, she just thought it was a beautifully written and lovely book. Heaps of others, but those are probably her top three picks for the moment. What Anna is Really Excited About Now! Anna stated that the biggest thing that's happening for them at the moment is that they're taking Digital Brand Romance and they're converting that into a SaaS product called Rammp. And so, people love reading books, and so on, but what she finds is that most people want a solution that is automated and that they can deploy to their business that will work for them when they're focusing on the other important things in their business. And so, Rammp does that, it takes the principles that are outlined in the book, those six milestones and it connects to your website statistics and then it will show you each month what are the most impactful and lowest hanging fruit that you can address to improve the relationship with your customers, and thereby increase your conversion rates. So they're bringing that to life. If you look at the website today, it's still a landing page but they should be launching that at the end of June. So, that's definitely a very, very exciting thing that's happening. The other very exciting thing, which is possibly only exciting to her is that she has finally found another gym that she's excited to go to because she's been in fitness limbo for the last couple of years, just kind of on maintenance and alive, she's really looking for something that's going to be inspiring and she did that this morning. So, she's super stoked about that. Where Can We Find Anna Online LinkedIn – Anna Harrison Website – www.rammp.com Quote or Saying that During Times of Adversity Anna Uses When asked about a quote or saying that she tend to revert to, Anna stated a 100% and you could see her right now, you'll see that it's written on a card and stuck to her computer and the quote is, “Merely do the work.” Some days you're super motivated and you're excited and everything is going really well, on those days it's easy to do the work. But some days, whatever, the stars have not lined up and you might feel a bit naa and you're like, “Why am I even doing this, there's so many competitors that are better, etc, etc.” And on those days, just put your head down and do the work, you started the business that you're doing for good reasons, there is no one else in the world who is more passionate and better position to be working on what you're working right now. And on the tough days, just put your head down and merely do the work. Life and business and pretty much everything we do is a marathon, it's just a marathon and you're doing a marathon, it's just put one foot in front of the other and eventually, things brighten up, you got your inspiration back and you finish the race, or the run, or whatever it is that you were working on. So merely do the work. Please connect with us on Twitter @navigatingcx and also join our Private Facebook Community – Navigating the Customer Experience and listen to our FB Lives weekly with a new guest Grab the Freebie on Our Website – TOP 10 Online Business Resources for Small Business Owners Links Digital Brand Romance: How to Create Lasting Relationships in a Digital World by Dr. Anna Harrison Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition by Robert Cialdini Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert The ABC's of a Fantastic Customer Experience Do you want to pivot your online customer experience and build loyalty - get a copy of “The ABC's of a Fantastic Customer Experience.” The ABC's of a Fantastic Customer Experience provides 26 easy to follow steps and techniques that helps your business to achieve success and build brand loyalty. This Guide to Limitless, Happy and Loyal Customers will help you to strengthen your service delivery, enhance your knowledge and appreciation of the customer experience and provide tips and practical strategies that you can start implementing immediately! This book will develop your customer service skills and sharpen your attention to detail when serving others. Master your customer experience and develop those knock your socks off techniques that will lead to lifetime customers. 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Katie and Sarah chat about accidentally putting your foot in your mouth, esp when trying to be funny. Katie's focusing on celebrating tiny milestones as a way to mentally escape the rat race. Sarah shares intimate details about the nuance of finances in relationships.
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On the twenty fourth episode of the Family Discipleship Podcast the hosts (Adam Griffin and Cassie Bryant) talk about motherhood with author, podcaster, and mother, Emily Jensen from Risen Motherhood. Questions we talked about in this episode: One of the reasons we wanted to talk with you on our Mother's Day episode is that a few years ago you wrote an absolutely beautiful book, Risen Motherhood. For those who have not read the book, can you tell us what it is about and why you wrote it? You also have a really fantastic podcast by the same name, Risen Motherhood. What led to the idea to minister to moms as you do? Which of the chapters that you wrote is most precious to you? Does any one of them stand out? What are the words that you feel like you find yourself needing to hear over and over again as a mom yourself? How has being a mom shaped your view of God's love? What are the common struggles and challenges that you think Christian moms are facing in this generation? Would you mind giving us a glimpse into what that has looked like for you and your husband? What are the truths in God's word that you really cling to as a mother? If you got to sit down with a brand new mom and give her some gospel wisdom as she is just getting started on this journey, what could you say that would really encourage her? Do you have any words of challenge or words of encouragement that you wish dads out there could hear and believe for their family?Some of our favorite quotes from Emily in this episode:“A lot of our questions in motherhood come down to matters of conscience and matters of freedom that take a lot of wisdom and discernment and prayer as we do life with other people. It's not something that has a cookie cutter answer.” - Emily Jensen“It's so tough and I see it more and more every year. There is so much pressure to be everything and to do everything well...It's just crippling. It's so good that the gospel answers that pressure.” - Emily Jensen“Where are there some older women who can fill these gaps and teach us these things we don't know? Hopefully the church.” - Emily JensenResources mentioned in this episode:Risen Motherhood bookRisen Motherhood podcast“Christ calls us to care for those living in poverty—including parents working hard for their children's future. Download your free copy of Created to Flourish: How Employment-Based Solutions Help Eradicate Poverty, to learn how. HOPE International fights physical and spiritual poverty in 16 countries through Christ-centered microenterprise development.”To keep up with the Family Discipleship Podcast, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter. To read more about family discipleship, check out the book Family Discipleship: Leading Your Home Through Time, Moments, and Milestones by Adam Griffin and Matt Chandler. The Family Discipleship Podcast is a podcast of Training the Church.
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One question I have been repeatedly getting asked recently is: “What is going to happen to real estate as blockchain and crypto disrupt the global economy?”My answer usually goes something like: “If I had to guess, A LOT.”To anyone who reads the news, it seems rather evident that the rise of cryptocurrencies and new financial technologies is something that should not be ignored.And, real estate is an industry that many would frankly describe as archaic, given that we buy and sell properties pretty much the same way George Washington did. Given the technological revolution the world is undergoing, there are countless possible ways the real estate industry will change, which is why I'm excited to bring Ellis Hammond onto the show to discuss some of the most fascinating applications of new technology in real estate!Ellis Hammond is the host of his brand new podcast show, The Future of Real Estate, where he interviews the leading experts in different niches of new real estate technologies. He is the Co-Founder of Symphony Capital Group and was named “2020 ThinkRealty Multifamily Investor of the Year!”In today's episode, we discuss…How blockchain and tokenization will democratize real estate and provide opportunities to investors who do not currently have access to private real estate.How new technology will change the title process, the lending landscape, the liquidity of real estate assets, and market prices.Why Ellis thinks you should “go bigger, faster” as an up-and-coming real estate investor.The secret for getting well-known people to give you their time.What the heck the Metaverse is and why it should be taken seriously?!If you want to learn more about the cutting edge of real estate technology and better prepare for the changes that the financial system is undergoing, this episode is the perfect place to start!Keep Making Milestones, Ben MalechIf you want to learn more about Ellis, you can find him at:The Future of Real Estate Podcasthttps://ellishammond.com/Resources Mentioned:Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Carol S. DweckTo learn more about Ben, connect with him through:Ben's Website: https://benmalech.com/Ben's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-malech/Ben's email: email@example.com
On this edition of Inside the (Rob) Parker, Rob gives props to Mike Trout on his torrid start to the season and Miguel Cabrera for getting his 3,000 hits to go along with his 500 home runs. He also looks at the recent revelations about the Yankees cheating in 2015. Also, the Pocket Protector Stat of the Week, and Foul or Fair. Guests:Former All-Star Closer Heath Bell on the best closer in today's game, the mentality it takes to close games, and if there should be more relievers in the Hall of Fame. Longtime Tigers Announcer Dan Dickerson on Miggy's year of milestones, and how he prepared for his 500 and 3,000 calls. Click here to subscribe and download all of the latest Inside the Parker podcasts and follow Rob on Twitter!! #oddcouple See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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