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Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast
OVERVIEW: “Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.” – Peter Drucker Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner, and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast, talks about the importance of systems and processes. In business, every single second of every single team member counts, so in this episode, Jason teaches us how to streamline workflows and maximize efficiency and productivity through automation, software, and A.I. tools. Tune in until the end to learn more about Jason's book! 3 KEY POINTS: Document every step of your team's tasks or job functions. Use software tools to lessen the risk of human errors. Build systems and processes while your business is still small or has yet to start. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: All businesses run on a series of workflows, wherein much of what our team members or we do is repetitive. In today's episode, Jason runs us through his repetitive workflow when producing and publishing his podcast as an example. Jason learned some of his workflow efficiency strategies from Richard Winters, part of his Mastermind Group and a previous guest on this podcast. Document every step of your or your team's tasks or job functions. A summary of Jason's workflow is that he records his podcast episodes and uploads the individual audio and video files on Google Drive to pass on to his podcast team. The team then has its own workflow with multiple steps from editing to publishing. All the individual steps in these processes require multiple clicks and much time. We can optimize any workflow by reducing repetitive tasks to a minimum. To help streamline his business processes, Jason ensures he's always up-to-date with the latest software and technology and utilizes whatever is most beneficial. Jason used to record his Podcast with his Rodecaster Pro and transfer the files to his desktop afterward. To make things easier, he now records on Riverside.fm and pairs it with Zapier to automatically upload his recordings to Google Drive and notify his team. The Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast uses Libsyn as its hosting platform. One of Libsyn's great features is connecting to Jason's website on WordPress, wherein published episodes will automatically be uploaded to Jason's page. Jason and his team use software and A.I. tools for various purposes: Recording Editing, Project Management, Password Management, and many more. Software tools not only improve efficiency. They help reduce human errors. A Standard Operating Procedure (S.O.P.) is a step-by-step list of instructions for doing something in your business. Start utilizing S.O.P.s, software tools, and automation strategies while your business is small. Once your business grows and is at max capacity, it'll be difficult to build these systems. A benefit of having S.O.P.s is it makes turnovers easier, as all the tasks new people need to be trained on are all located in the same place. TWEETABLE QUOTES: "Anytime a human is involved in anything, there's a chance of making errors. Software tools and automation help make workflow less error-prone." – Jason A. Duprat "Build your systems and processes while your business is still small or before you even start your practice. It's hard to focus on this when your business has grown to at almost max capacity." – Jason A. Duprat CONNECT WITH JASON DUPRAT LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube Email: email@example.com Join our Facebook group: https://jasonduprat.com/group RESOURCES Want to become a Ketamine Therapy provider? Enroll NOW in The Ketamine Academy course: https://ketamineacademy.com/presentation Sign up for one of our free business start-up Masterclasses at https://jasonduprat.com/freemasterclass. Have a healthcare business question? Want to request a podcast topic? Text me at 407-972-0084, and I'll add you to my contacts. Occasionally, I'll share important announcements and answer your questions as well. I'm excited to connect with you! Do you enjoy our podcast? Leave a rating and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/hea. Don't want to miss an episode? Subscribe and follow https://followthepodcast.com/hea. RELATED EPISODES: #307: TACTICAL TUESDAY: THE RAPID GROWTH OF AI & OPPORTUNITIES IT MEANS FOR YOU #244: TACTICAL TUESDAY: THE CHALLENGES OF CHANGE PLUS EXCITING NEW UPDATES #126: TACTICAL TUESDAY: MY TOP 10 LIST FOR MUST-HAVE SOFTWARE #HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #healthcare #HealthcareBoss #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #podcast #businessgrowth #teamgrowth #digitalbusiness
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 20, 2023 is: kith KITH noun Kith is an old-fashioned term that refers to familiar friends, neighbors, or relatives. It is often used in the phrase “kith and kin,” which means “friends and relatives.” // We love inviting all of our kith and kin to family cookouts on holidays. See the entry > Examples: “The gathering of our kith and kin usually bears the promise of festive feasting. But it's the process, cooking together, that's almost better than the results. Learning and laughing across generations is surely the sweetest dish of all.” — Lynne Ireland, The Lincoln (Nebraska) Journal Star, 4 Jan. 2023 Did you know? If you'd used the word kith a thousand years ago, you might have been referring to knowledge, or to a homeland, or possibly to your neighbors and acquaintances. While those first two meanings of kith have long since fallen out of use, the word endures with a meaning very close to that “neighbors and acquaintances” one. Today kith appears almost exclusively in the phrase kith and kin, meaning “friends and relatives.” (Kin, another ancient word, can also refer independently to relatives.) Occasionally you will see kith and kin used to refer only to family members, much to the chagrin of those who despise redundancy in language. If you wish to avoid redundancy charges you'll be sure to include friends as well as family among your “kith and kin.”
Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast
OVERVIEW: “It's important to remember your competitor is only one mouse click away.” - Douglas Warner III Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner, and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast, sits down with Justin Knott, CEO of Intrepy, a Healthcare Marketing Organization, and Host of the Patient Convert Podcast. In this episode, we dive into Justin's expertise in Marketing Strategy, Search Engine Optimization, and Paid Ads. He shares valuable tips on webpage creation, content creation, and many more. Tune in to learn how to get ahead of your competitors! 3 KEY POINTS: Create unique content that brings you ahead of the game. Plan a month ahead. Your time is worth more money than anything else. Maximize SEO to your advantage. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Justin is the CEO of the company and is running the day-to-day operations of their business, while Kelly, his wife, is the president and co-founder, focusing on content creation and helping Justin develop their sales pipeline. "Google My Business" is foundational for ranking in the top three for the conditions, treatments, and surgeries you provide. If you want to rank for it, you need a page. If you don't create unique content that gives you a fighting chance against your competitors, you're already way behind. According to Justin, when maximizing Search Engine Optimization (SEO), an example is putting 2,000 words on your page to get it to rank. However, focusing 100% on SEO sacrifices your page's web development, web design, and UX design aspects, and it may result in something not so enticing for your audiences to read. There are two good ways to remedy this. One is relying on Video content as it can help you rank and increases your consumers' page time while watching the video. Another workaround is to use Accordion-Style FAQs to your advantage, wherein you move a lot of content down the page without them overloading. When creating your page, the two most important things to include in a title tag are "What you do" and "Where you're at." The second most important piece is the H1 tag, typically a big, bold page title. After these, it all comes down to what the readers will see when they read your page. To maximize SEO for your page, ensure you have good section headers, as they're what Google Crawlers observe when scanning your page. If you're creating video content, you're ahead of the game. Many competitors generally never venture into video content because they "over-complicate." When starting something, don't overthink it, and keep it simple. Example: When creating video content, buy simple equipment, just the bare minimum of what you need. Not overthinking things means you're more likely to get it done. For video content, Justin highly recommends hosting on YouTube. It's the second-largest search engine and is owned by Google. Entering the top 3 Google Search Rankings should be your focus. 80-90% of all organic search clicks are pulled from the top 3 search results. Backlinks are links on any website that's not yours that point back to your page. They help build domain authority quickly by showing Google that other pages trust your page enough to provide your link on their page. Feel free to connect with Justin Knott on LinkedIn. If you need marketing assistance, visit www.intrepy.com to connect with their agency. They have a podcast called Patient Convert Podcast. They also have a free practice assessment. If you're trying to figure out where you're struggling to add value or how you can grow in 2023, consider booking a call with Justin. TWEETABLE QUOTES: "If you're doing video, you're ahead of the game. A lot of physicians, surgeons, practices in general never get started on video because they way overcomplicate it." – Justin Knott "Plan a month ahead. That's probably the biggest thing that I encourage physicians. Your schedule is crazier than anybody else's, and your time is worth more money than anybody else's." – Justin Knott CONNECT WITH JASON DUPRAT LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Join our Facebook group: https://jasonduprat.com/group RESOURCES Want to become an IV Nutritional Therapy provider? JOIN our FREE masterclass: https://ivtherapyacademy.com/podcast Sign up for one of our free business start-up Masterclasses by heading over to https://jasonduprat.com/freemasterclass Have a healthcare business question? Want to request a podcast topic? Text me at 407-972-0084 and I'll add you to my contacts. Occasionally, I'll share important announcements and answer your questions as well. I'm excited to connect with you! Do you enjoy our podcast? Leave a rating and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/hea Don't want to miss an episode? Subscribe and follow: https://followthepodcast.com/hea RELATED EPISODES: #67: DR. DAN RYDER: ACHIEVING DIGITAL MARKETING GROWTH #262: THE 3 CONTENT PRODUCTION TIPS THAT CAN HELP BOOST YOUR ENGAGEMENT RATE & BRAND AWARENESS #HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #healthcare #HealthcareBoss #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #podcast #businessgrowth #teamgrowth #digitalbusiness
Show Resources Here were the resources we covered in the episode: Drew Boyd's LinkedIn Profile Positioning interview with April Dunford April Dunford LinkedIn Follow AJ on LinkedIn NEW LinkedIn Learning course about LinkedIn Ads by AJ Wilcox Youtube Channel Contact us at Podcast@B2Linked.com with ideas for what you'd like AJ to cover. A great no-cost way to support us: Rate/Review! Show Transcript Over the hundreds of LinkedIn Ads accounts we've managed, we've seen a lot of companies fail. Today we're talking about what you can do to make sure that your approach is built for success on this week's episode of the LinkedIn Ads Show. Welcome to the LinkedIn Ads Show. Here's your host, AJ Wilcox. Hey there LinkedIn Ads fanatics! I don't like to admit defeat, but after managing hundreds of LinkedIn Ads accounts, unfortunately, we've seen many companies fail at LinkedIn Ads. My definition for fail here is this is client churn for us where after they work with us, they stop advertising on LinkedIn completely. Analyzing these failures, as well as many, many successes, thank goodness, we found the common denominators, the essential components to this success. We'll go through each one of these in a lot more detail. But here are the essential components. Number one, the client needs to be clear on their ICP or their ideal customer profile. This means they understand their pain and who they are. It's our targeting in LinkedIn. Number two, they clearly understand the value they offer to that audience. They have product market fit. And number three, they know how they're competitively positioned in the market. So today, we're gonna dive into ways that you can research and develop your ideal target audience, and figure out what messaging will work in your ads. We're addressing your go to market strategy as it relates to LinkedIn Ads, but this is also going to relate to your entire business, your whole marketing approach. In the news, we've heard some really great feedback from our last episode, and I'm so glad that you all enjoyed it so much. It was the one on bidding and budgeting. And afterwards, I got a great question from Steven Owen, who manages demand generation at a company called Getac. He smartly asked about manual CPM bidding, since we didn't cover it in the episode. And I didn't cover it because when I want to do CPM bidding, 99% of the time, I'm already using maximum delivery. There are times though, when you might want to use a manual bid, when you're bidding CPM. So because we didn't cover this in last week's, I wanted to quickly answer it here for you. So when I want to use CPM bidding, I tend to use maximum delivery, like I said, 99% of the time, because when you're bidding CPM, it's just the easiest way to do it. The trick with CPM bidding is that your bid needs to be high enough to secure you in the top placement in the first ad slot. But not any higher because then you'll be overpaying. And that requirement of being in the first slot is really important, because that's where CTRs are the highest. And when we have high CTRs is exactly why we're bidding CPM anyway. So this is absolutely crucial. But when you do manual CPM bidding, you get more control. You may remember from our holiday traffic study that those who are still using maximum delivery over holidays, their costs spiked way up. And that's because on maximum delivery, the platform is going to bid as high as it needs to on CPM to spend your daily budget. So if you want to be insulated from those market forces, you can bid manually, that's just one of the few ways that I can think of where you'd want to do this. Another reason could be that you can get better pricing manually bidding than you can with maximum delivery. So if you do want to do manual CPM bidding, I like to do some variation of this. So I'm going to look at the suggested bid range. And I'm going to set my initial bid at kind of mid to high in that range. Because like I said, I want to make sure that we always show up in the top slot, then I'm going to run ads. And the next day, I want to look at my effective cost per click. And remember, your effective cost per click is what you paid for your clicks, regardless of if you were bidding by cost per click. So if I'm bidding a CPM of $90, for instance, and I go and look at my effective cost per click the next day, and I see that it was $16. But I realized I could have been paying $15 If I was bidding by manual CPC, then I'll try lowering my CPM bid by five ish dollars, I kind of tend to move in $5 increments, then I look at my effective CPC the next day to compare it to the previous, if your effective cost per click went down, then you can try bidding even less and see if you can get a cheaper cost. So in this case, I would lower my CPM bid from 90 down to 85 and see. And if my effective cost per click is now at $15, I could say well, let me see what happens if I drop this down to an $80 CPM bid. You probably also want to try increasing your bid. So let's say I bid $95 CPM for a day and measure and see what it did do my effective cost per click. And the reason for this is if you're ever falling into a second ad slot, that's six or seven posts down the page, and fewer people are going to make it that far, meaning that your click through rate will be likely less. Which when you're bidding CPM, you're counting on getting the best click through rate possible. It is a lot of babysitting and hand holding to your campaigns to constantly be changing your bids, and constantly trying to find where's that sweet spot where I pay the least amount for my clicks. And that's why I like maximum delivery, when it's available of course. But if you're willing to do all of this work, you can get costs lower by doing it. It just requires some attention and patience. I wanted to highlight a review of the podcast. Valentin QWP, he left a review that says, "Best marketing podcast. I found AJs podcast a few months ago, and the content of the podcast is gold for anyone managing a LinkedIn ads account. This is definitely the most useful marketing podcast nowadays." Valentin, thanks so much for leaving that review. And I will tell you, that is very high praise. Anytime that we can have the most useful podcast in marketing, I'm in. I really appreciate that. If you're a regular listener, and you haven't left us a review yet, please do because I want to feature you and give you a shout out. All right. With that being said, let's hit it. First, we're talking about getting clear on your ICP, or your ideal customer profile. This is important, because if you're not speaking to your correct audience, your ads will fail, period, end of story. Think about it like this, the value in LinkedIn ads is this precise audience targeting. And we pay a significant premium for that opportunity to laser focus on exactly the right people. But if you end up targeting people that won't ever be your customer, you'll never be able to get a return. Occasionally, we'll onboard a client. And when we ask them about who it is that they want to target, they may not know. And sometimes we'll prod and we'll dig a little bit deeper. And they may turn it back on us and say, well, you guys are the marketing experts. And I'm certainly not complaining here. This is a dynamic that just naturally happens when you're an ad agency that works with a wide variety of industries and companies. But I can say for certain, and I'm sure you'll all agree that just because we're marketing experts, we're not experts in your specific industry, or with your exact target audience. And we're definitely not experts in your company's offerings. Given enough money and time, we can become experts in all of these things. But if the company doesn't already know its audience intimately, it's likely going to take 10s of 1,000s of dollars in ad testing, and many months of time to get to that point. So if the marketer already knows their audience, then we can just jump immediately into success on the platform. So we can show run ads, but you get to decide is your goal in running LinkedIn ads going to be audience testing, trying to figure out who it is that we need to target? Or is your goal demand generation and actually reaching the right people and driving your business forward? So if you don't already know who your audience is, how do you find out? Well, ideally, your founder is already a clue here, because your company founder or founders, they started the company based off of solving a problem that likely they themselves faced. So you can reason who are the types of people who feel this common pain that the audience suffers from. We can think through the possible roles, who would feel the pain or be responsible for the pain that we saw. Sometimes it's easy, and we're right, right out of the gate. Sometimes certain industry segments or certain company sizes have a bigger need or feel the pain more, or maybe they just have the budget to solve the pain. To give you an example, we have a client who built this awesome technology. It can read any document if it's handwritten or digital, whatever. And it uses AI to grab all of the data from those documents and pushes it right into a digital format that the company can read. The product is called Pixie Docs, in case you're curious. So we targeted several industries that we thought would have a great use for this technology. We reasoned that insurance providers will likely want to use something like this if they're getting bids from other vendors. And of course, they're always trying to keep costs as low as possible when they're replacing things that customers have made claims for. So we started targeting those insurance providers with ads. And several revisions later was sponsored content ads, we were still getting like a 0.2% click through rate, which as you likely know is about half of the benchmark. So I knew we were failing. So we went to go talk to the head of sales and asked for some insights about this industry. Why can't I get click through rates above like .25% He ended up asking a couple prospects. And they told him that they already make all of their vendors enter the bids right into their system. So all of that data is already digitized. So they don't feel that pain point that we saw. That makes perfect sense. But it's something we just couldn't have known without getting to know those prospects better. Let's talk about product market fit. And you can ask yourself here, are people buying your product? Are they happy and satisfied with it? Sometimes, like we've talked about the founder has created this product to solve a pain point. And it's probably one that they felt, but your product market fit is, is it a significant enough pain that people will seek out a product to solve it, or they're willing to pay enough that it's in your best interest to solve that pain point for them. And if you don't have this product market fit, no amount of advertising is going to save it. I feel like in business to consumer, product market fit is oftentimes easier. Think about it, you open a pizza restaurant because everyone needs to eat. And there's a lot of people who live in this area. And my guess is if you took a poll, probably 95% of people would say that they like pizza. Now if you own a pizza restaurant, I'm not saying that this is easy. But you can imagine you have product market fit right out of the gate. This is much harder in business to business. Sometimes it's really hard because we don't have detailed understanding of what your customers are experiencing, especially in different industries. And sometimes founders go and create a solution to a problem they felt. But you find out later, they're the only ones who feel that problem, or they were the only ones who felt it strongly enough that it was worth seeking out a solution for so you may need to validate your product market fit and ask yourself serious questions as a founder, like is it possible I'm the only one who struggles with this particular problem, or so many people feel it, but it's not acute enough that people are willing to open up their wallets to solve. Sometimes your solution is really valuable to those in different industries that you didn't predict. With Pixie Docs from our previous example, for instance, we stumbled across the medical industry. We found that doctors offices were struggling with onboarding new patients. You know, when you go to a doctor and you fill out a bunch of paperwork on a clipboard and hand it to the receptionist, well, then that receptionist has to enter in all that information into the computer and they get backlogged. But then it holds up things like patients getting their prescription. So it's a significant pain point. So we found some great success targeting them. And the founders never would have thought when they were building this product that they were building it for medical practices. Now, I've described a little bit in these examples how we can use LinkedIn Ads to validate the pain points of the business. In this example, with pixie docs, we were targeting multiple industries segmented out as separate campaigns. And that way, when I ran a report inside of Excel, showing general performance by industry, I could look at it and say, wow, there's this one industry that has really low click through rates. And here's this other one that's shining. So that is a way that you can use ads to validate. Once you've found an audience, you can run different messaging against them until you find out what sticks. If you're at a very large company, you may have budget to do actual market research. You can conduct focus groups or customer interviews. If you remember episode 87 when we were talking to Andrew harder at Cisco, he was talking about how he used customer interviews and didn't have to spend significant budget on market research. He just conducted his own. And I think that's super cool. You can send out surveys, you can do these interviews. You can even use social listening platforms to understand what people's pain points are. These are all ways that you could potentially validate. Alright, here's a quick sponsor break, and then we'll dive into how to communicate this value to your potential customers. 13:47 The LinkedIn Ads Show is proudly brought to you by B2Linked.com, the LinkedIn Ads experts. If you're a B2B company and care about getting more sales opportunities with your ideal prospects, then chances are LinkedIn Ads are for you. But the platform isn't easy to use, and can be painfully expensive on the front end. At B2Linked, we've cracked the code to maximizing ROI while minimizing your costs. Our methodology includes building and executing LinkedIn strategies that are customized to your unique needs, and tailored to the way that your B2B consumers buy today. Over the last 12 years, we've worked with some of the largest LinkedIn advertisers in the world, we've spent over $150 million on the platform, and we're official LinkedIn partners. So if you want to generate more sales opportunities from your ideal prospects, consider booking a discovery call at B2Linked.com/apply. We'd absolutely love the opportunity to get to work with you. Alright, let's jump into communicating value. So if we're speaking to the correct audience, but we're not saying what they're going to respond to, we're gonna fail. We need both. We need the correct packed audience, and we need to be saying the right things. So how do you actually learn what they want to hear? And how do you get them to take action? The way you do this is you have to understand your audience. And there's no shortcuts here, you have to understand their pain points, acutely. What keeps them up at night? What words do they use in their vernacular to describe their problem? When you actually know who your customer is, you gained two superhuman ability. Number one, you know how to talk to them. And number two, you know what you can offer them that they'll pay attention to, because it'll help solve their problem. Most of you who are listening are marketers. So I'm going to try to use an example I came up with the if someone targeted you with ads, and they said, we help marketers get more unique loads of their HTML file. Sure, I can interpret what it is they're saying. They're saying that they can get me more unique visitors to the website. Everything in that is technically accurate, but they've entirely lost my trust and credibility, because they didn't use the same language that marketers use and the I'm already comfortable with. If they don't know the terms that I use, do I actually trust them to actually be good at what it is they do? Probably not, that ads gonna feel a lot like spam. So once you actually understand your customer, how do you talk to them? I'm a big fan of Drew Boyd, I got to attend a workshop by him where he walked me through the values framework. I've mentioned Drew on the show before, but he's a marketing professor and a LinkedIn Learning instructor. And he's absolutely phenomenal. He ran me through this exercise that totally blew my mind. He had me get a bunch of sticky notes of different colors, and arrange them all over the wall of a conference room. At the bottom, we started by placing basic product features and spread them way out. Then up above, we listed all of the basic benefits that customers get from each of those features. So for instance, if I were doing this with the iPod, I could have put a sticky note at the bottom that says feature 16 gigabyte hard drive. And of course, the iPod was famous for not putting in their ads, that this has a 16 gigabyte hard drive, therefore you should want it. They understood that people want it for the benefit. Then up above that we list the high level of benefits. We're talking about how these benefits get a little closer to home. In our iPod example, we might say 8,000 of your favorite songs in your pockett. Follow so far? Okay, good. Then at the very top, we listed the values that those high level benefits lend themselves. What value as a person would make you perfect for a product that could provide this high level benefit. So in this example, I could say, my value is I'm a music lover. I value having my music library, everywhere I go. I could do this for all of my features. And then all of the benefits of high level benefits and nailed down what are those common values that my customers have. And now if my job were to write ads for the iPod, I could write a very powerful copy. Because I understand the things that our ICP really values, and I know how my product benefits them. I would highly recommend running through this exercise with your company's features, benefits, and values. You should also realize how important it is that your message coincides with where your customer is, in their journey. If people are just in the very beginning of their journey, understanding your brand, your message is going to be very focused on value proposition. If they're in the consideration phase, though, they're probably asking different questions and feeling different things that your content needs to address. Anytime your ad is just listing benefits, we call it benefit dumping, it's going to come across very much like an ad. But if we can take those benefits and weave them into a story, it's a lot more interesting. People are programmed to pay attention to stories. I think we have to hit on brand positioning, because it's not enough to figure out what value that you're offering to your target audience because your competitors can offer that same value, or at least they can say they can. So you need to clearly articulate how what you provide is different from anything else on the market. And I'm not discounting this because as a business owner, I realized this can be really scary. You'll come up against legitimate thoughts and concerns like, well, if we declare exactly who we're ideally for, will that alienate potential customers and our revenue? Will it turn away some of our current customers? So it's definitely worth sincere thought here. Someone who speaks to positioning very well is someone by the name of April Dunford. We highly recommend checking out her content. And in the show notes, we've linked to an interview that she's done. Okay, so once you understand your brand positioning, and who your ideal customer is and what they care about. Now, you can start crafting offers and remember by my definition, An offer isn't something like a percentage of or a coupon. The offer is what you're offering your prospect in exchange for their attention. So an offer could be anything from read this blog post to buy something now to anything in between. If you want to dive deeper into offers, go back to Episode 10 of the podcast that was all about offers. All right, I've got my last little bit of advice for you on this topic. So make sure you stick around all the way to the end of the episode and I'll share those with you. Okay, I've got the episode resources for you coming right up. So stick around 20:37 Thank you for listening to the LinkedIn Ads Show. Hungry for more? AJ Wilcox, take it away. So you'll want to go down and look at the show notes below. I've listed a link to Drew Boyd's LinkedIn profile, so you can go check him out, follow him there, check out his LinkedIn learning courses. They're insane. We've also linked to an interview that April Dunford did for winter.com called How To Make Any Offering Obviously Awesome. We've also linked to April Dunford LinkedIn profile, so you can go follow all her great content there. If you or someone you know is brand new to LinkedIn advertising, I highly recommend that you share with them my course on LinkedIn Learning all about an introduction to LinkedIn Ads. You'll see the link in the show notes. It is by far the highest quality course at the lowest cost possible. If this is your first time listening, welcome, I would love to invite you to subscribe to the podcast, so you'd never miss another show. But if this is not your first time listening, please do rate and review the podcast, especially on Apple podcasts. Not to guilt trip you or anything here, but we spend hours and hours prepping every one of these episodes and this is all we ask of you is please leave us a review. It's going to help the show in the algorithm so more people get to find out about it. With any questions, suggestions, or corrections reach out to us at podcast at B2Linked..com. Alright, with that being said, hear my last thoughts on this episode. As you're trying to figure out who it is who's your ICP? What do they like? What do they care about? What do they value? And how you're positioned to help them. It might be a little disheartening to realize that there's no guide or completion meter letting you know whether you've done it sufficiently or effectively. And honestly, this process is never complete. You're always learning more about who your audience is, and especially how they're changing. So you have to keep testing and developing. But I do know this for sure. The sooner you get started, the sooner you'll be having a lot more success. I'll see you back here next week. Cheering you on in your LinkedIn Ads initiatives.
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As you all very well know by now, we have such an amazing influx of guests, it truly feels endless who we're able to have on the podcast. Every once in a blue moon, we'll have a guest who's such an expert they're practically bubbling over with an abundance of information. Occasionally, said guest(s) come back on the show for a Part 2. But today is even more special. It's the first time in Lipstick on the Rim's history that we are doing a Part 3. Welcome to endocrinologist, Dr. Jordan Geller's masterclass on hormones—it would be an understatement to say he has vast knowledge on this subject. We take a major deep dive into all things hormones in relation to skin, hair, and nails—an area that is relatively untapped. We learn some mind-blowing facts and it goes to show that hormones truly are at the root of everything. If you haven't yet listened to our previous episodes with Dr. Geller we suggest you do so ASAP. For a limited time, listeners can get 50% OFF your Droplette device at droplette.io and use code Lipstick. Visit Carawayhome.com/LIPSTICK to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. This deal is exclusive for our listeners. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit ritual.com/LIPSTICK to start Ritual or add Essential for Women 18+ to your subscription today. The new season may bring new trends, but you bring that extra oomph. Find the perfect way to show off your personality at macys.com/Ownyourstyle. Produced by Dear Media.
Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast
OVERVIEW: “People are not your most important asset. The right people are.” – Jim Collins Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner, and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast, talks about the best practices when hiring for managerial roles. In this episode, Jason recalls his experiences with recent mis-hires, his key takeaways to avoid potential hiring mistakes, and red flags to consider when screening applicants. Tune in until the end to learn more about his recently launched book! 3 KEY POINTS: Don't hire managers with potential. Hire those with experience. Don't ever lowball your offer. If you want top-tier talent, you must be willing to pay well. Don't hire entrepreneurs. Hire intrapreneurs. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Jason recently had mis-hires for the marketing director position of his business. He's since learned from these experiences and has solidified his hiring process. He's also received advice from his mastermind group, the Board of Experts by Anik Singal. For your business to grow 3x or 5x, you'd want to hire someone with proven experience. Use personality tests to identify an applicant's compatibility with a role. Jason suggests doing a minimum of three interviews to evaluate an applicant thoroughly. He also recommends having other critical people in the business interview the applicants since they'll potentially be working with them. If even one interviewer isn't assured with an applicant, they won't go any further in the hiring process. Write precise job descriptions with included KPIs they'll be responsible for. To attract great people, ensure a great working environment with excellent company culture. Hire people who fit your company's culture and core values. Hire people who are genuinely passionate about what they do, not those who work for money alone. From Alex Hormozi: Don't hire entrepreneurs. Hire intrapreneurs. Avoid hiring unemployed managers, as they may be underperformers who were terminated. To purchase the Clinic Launch Secrets book, use this link https://mybook.to/cliniclaunchsecrets and then leave a rating and written review. Grab a screenshot of your review and head over to www.jasonduprat.com/review and then you will receive access to the complementary audiobook. TWEETABLE QUOTES: “Hire managers for their experience, not their potential.” – Jason A. Duprat “Don't ever lowball your offer. If you want top-tier talent, you must be willing to pay well.” – Jason A. Duprat CONNECT WITH JASON DUPRAT LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube Email: email@example.com Join our Facebook group: https://jasonduprat.com/group RESOURCES Want to become a Ketamine Therapy provider? Enroll NOW in The Ketamine Academy course: https://ketamineacademy.com/presentation Sign up for one of our free business start-up Masterclasses by heading over to https://jasonduprat.com/freemasterclass Have a healthcare business question? Want to request a podcast topic? Text me at 407-972-0084 and I'll add you to my contacts. Occasionally, I'll share important announcements and answer your questions as well. I'm excited to connect with you! Do you enjoy our podcast? Leave a rating and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/hea Don't want to miss an episode? Subscribe and follow: https://followthepodcast.com/hea RELATED EPISODES: #299: HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS FOR YOUR MEDICAL PRACTICE #313: TACTICAL TUESDAY: UNDERSTANDING THE BELL CURVE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP #HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #healthcare #HealthcareBoss #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #podcast #businessgrowth #teamgrowth #digitalbusiness
Occasionally, we as believers need a reminder of who we really are. Martin Luther did it by nailing his 95 theses to a church door. Today, Luke and Kayte Abaffy are calling for Reformation 2.0 in a new book called The Truth — a reminder to today's Church that they are Israel, and as such, should start acting like it! Read the first 40 pages of The Truth: Reformation 2.0 for FREE or get your ebook or paperback copy now at: https://www.thewaydoc.com/thetruth Get your notes HERE! https://bit.ly/3JufDwO Watch more on the Michael Rood TV App! https://bit.ly/2X9oN9h Join us on ANY social media platform! https://aroodawakening.tv/community/s... Your Donation keeps these videos going! Thank you! https://aroodawakening.tv/donate/ Support us by visiting our store! https://roodstore.com/ Support us with purchases on Amazon!* http://aroodawakening.tv/Amazon Have Questions? Ask us Here! https://aroodawakening.tv/support/con... "PLEASE NOTE: This is an affiliate link. This means that, at zero cost to you, A Rood Awakening! International will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As we continue reading our way thru the alphabet — E is for Esther's Notebooks, the critically acclaimed cartoon series that chronicles the hilarious and heartbreaking true life of a young girl growing up in Paris, by Riad Satouff, the award-winning French Syrian cartoonist best known for his childhood cartoon autobiography, the Arab of the Future (one of the first books we read on this pod) Several years ago, Sattouf was out to dinner with some of his friends, who brought along their outgoing young daughter — and as some of you with young daughters might already know...she would...not...stop...talking. Sattouf was fascinated by the young girls honest, garrulous and articulate nature, and seeking to contrast his childhood autobiography of growing up in the middle east in the 1980s, Sattouf decided to chronicle a modern child's take on life So over the past three years, Riad Satouff has been a chatting with his friends outgoing young daughter, anonymized as Esther, where once a week she would tell him about her family, her school, her dreams, her fears. After each conversation he published a one page comic strip based on what she had said First published in 2016 - Esther's Notebooks is an ongoing series that spans the first three years of young girl's life — from ages 9 thru 12 — over 156 comic strips, giving us a delightful look into the daily drama of this thoughtful, intelligent, and high spirited girl, who loves her father, finds her big brother annoying, loves French hip hop, and just wants an iPhone - among many, many other things. Satouff has said “The real Esther interested me because she is a girl without a particular background. She has no family problems, her parents are together, she is not poor or rich, not stunningly beautiful nor plain, not super-intelligent but good at school. She is your average young girl without any particular backstory. Listening to her stories, I realised that they were hard, amusing and sometimes cruel, but they transmitted the reality of childhood.” Satouff has said he plans to chronicle her life in cartoons until Esther's eighteen. It's an unfiltered look into modern childhood and not exclusively French - despite providing a crash course into popular French hip hop artists. The way Esther grows up, interacts with social media, worries about terrorism, sexism, racism and questions of having or not having money, speaks to a universal audience. Occasionally we're brought into the trauma of current events - from a young child's perspective, whether its the Paris terror attacks or the political moment of Trump, Le Pain - Macron, and even Putin
KPFA - Law & Disorder w/ Cat Brooks
We encourage our brothers and sisters on the other side of the wall to write in to our show. Occasionally we read those letters on the air. This letter comes to us from San Quentin State Prison. —- Letters from the Inside features music by Michael Louis. Follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tigers_view Subscribe to this podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1637968343?to=page Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on socials @LawAndDis: https://twitter.com/LawAndDis; https://www.instagram.com/lawanddis/ The post Letters from the Inside – from San Quentin State Prison – March 10th, 2023 appeared first on KPFA.
Occasionally, we gotta change the format around here to allow for in-depth interviews with some of our favorite people, who have written books. You've read these ladies in the New York Post and Deseret News, you've seen them on social media and in high-profile debates about Covid and education policy. They also consistently rank among the women MK would most like to start a compound with that would inevitably be raided by the feds for our wrong think. They're moms, writers, and assertive leaders (stunning and brave, even) against the Woke indoctrination of children and takeover of many corners of culture. Questions? Comments? email us at Hammered@Nebulouspodcasts.com
Lee's the host of Everything Speaks, the founder and CEO of Double Forte, a 20-year old awesome independent national PR and strategic communications firm, and the author of two pragmatically optimistic books about creating valuable, high producing and positive workplaces and teams. She's been there and done that. Communications is the CENTER OF ALL THINGS. On the pod, Lee interviews interesting communications pros, CEOs, branding experts, and authors to bring key insights that can be used in the day to day to make your work, your PR, your marketing WORK. Occasionally, she shares her thoughts and insights on key topics of the day. What you will learn in this episode: How you need to navigate and communicate in the unpredictable world fo 2023 Why we are never going to be “post-pandemic” Why the last few years have caused consumers to reevaluate value How practicing Radical Empathy is the game changer we're all looking for Why hybrid work is here to stay, and the power going back to employers is a fallacy Why social and environmental transparency is essential moving forward How brands can use service and communications to stay relevant How the pandemic caused consumers to center on wellness Resources: Trendwatch 2023 Report download Website: https://leecaraher.com/ Website: www.double-forte.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leecaraher/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leecaraher Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeeCaraher1/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/leecaraher
Under the Tree: A Seminar on Freedom with Bill Ayers
It takes a lot to change the world, and because we live day-by-day immersed in what is—the world as such—imagining a landscape much different from what's immediately before us requires a combination of some things: seeds, surely, desire, yes, effort, of course, always effort, idealism and romance, maybe, necessity and desperation at times, and a vision of dazzling possibilities at other times. Occasionally what's required is the willful enthusiasm to dance out on a limb—and, of course, we all do better when we're holding hands with others out on that limb. So I come back to our steady watchword: Organize!I'm joined by three extraordinary organizers and activists, Denzel Burke, Destine Phillips, and Tommy Hagan, leaders of the R.E.A.L. Youth Initiative. R.E.A.L. was founded in 2018 at an Illinois juvenile prison where both Denzel and Destine were incarcerated. They had discussed the idea of launching a program that organizes and builds power with people like themselves who've been through the criminal/legal system. They envisioned an organization run and directed by those who have experienced and understand what it's like to have been in the streets and faced periods of incarceration, but they also envisioned this organization working towards the dismantling of conditions like poverty and the lack of social support that lead to violence, and incarceration. You can find them on Instagram @realyouthinitiative or online at realyouthinitiative.com.
Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast
OVERVIEW: "You have a brain and mind of your own. Use it, and reach your own decisions." – Napoleon Hill Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner, and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast, talks about the Importance of Critical Thinking as an Entrepreneur. In this episode, Jason shares his process when writing his first-ever book, how long it took him, the challenges he faced, and his "Never settle for less" attitude. Tune into this episode to learn more about his upcoming book launch and how to get a free audio version of the book! 3 KEY POINTS: Master your critical thinking skills. Don't dwell on making everything perfect. Don't settle for less. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: As an entrepreneur, you've already created a solution for your clients. You have the foundation to be a great critical thinker. Beyond that, you must master being a critical thinker because there will be daily problems in your business. Jason and his team are currently handling multiple challenges inside the business, mainly his upcoming book launch. His first-ever book, "Clinic Launch Secrets: The Healthcare Professional's Playbook for Boosting Income and Autonomy through Practice Ownership," will be launched on March 12-18. When facing something for the first time, there will be more uncertainties, making the hurdle much steeper to overcome. You may shortcut your process with the help of assistants and consultants, but sometimes you have to do the work yourself. Jason's next challenge with his book launch is needing Amazon Reviews. The solution they thought of is, for one time only, to offer the book as a Kindle version for ¢99 on March 12-18. Jason highly recommends the book as it contains high-quality content, some even taken directly from his courses. Jason notes that you could read the book and start your own practice with little to no extra help if you have the motivation. To purchase the Clinic Launch Secrets book, use this link https://mybook.to/cliniclaunchsecrets/ and then leave a rating and written review. Grab a screenshot of your review and head over to https://www.jasonduprat.com/review and then you will receive access to the complementary audiobook. TWEETABLE QUOTES: "As a perfectionist, you're going to be constantly making changes, but at some point, you just have to be okay with getting it out there, and knowing that good is going to be good enough." – Jason A. Duprat "Your reputation can take decades to earn and be completely ruined in just a few seconds. That's not something I'm willing to sacrifice by putting out lazy content." – Jason A. Duprat CONNECT WITH JASON DUPRAT LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube Email: email@example.com Join our Facebook group: https://jasonduprat.com/group RESOURCES Want to become an IV Nutritional Therapy provider? JOIN our FREE masterclass: https://ivtherapyacademy.com/podcast Sign up for one of our free business start-up Masterclasses by heading over to https://jasonduprat.com/freemasterclass Have a healthcare business question? Want to request a podcast topic? Text me at 407-972-0084 and I'll add you to my contacts. Occasionally, I'll share important announcements and answer your questions as well. I'm excited to connect with you! Do you enjoy our podcast? Leave a rating and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/hea Don't want to miss an episode? Subscribe and follow: https://followthepodcast.com/hea RELATED EPISODES: #314: JOEY FERRY: INNOVATING IN HEALTHCARE AND COMBINING PASSION WITH PURPOSE #271: THE HEALTHCARE BOSS MANIFESTO: WHO WE ARE AND WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!￼ #312: TACTICAL TUESDAY: HOW TO USE THE VALUE LADDER TO SCALE YOUR BUSINESS FROM FREE TO PREMIUM #HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #healthcare #HealthcareBoss #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #podcast #businessgrowth #teamgrowth #digitalbusiness
Welcome back! We have a special collaboration with The Occasionally Accountabe Podcast for this week's episode. It was an incredible experience engaging in conversations about various topics, including ego and personal growth, friendships, showing appreciation to Black men, and more. Thanks for tuning in, enjoy!IG | @the_oapodcastVisuals available on our YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCnkYBkLv5Svd4g4dbHjOcog
Volcano eruptions are a spectacular sight and a reminder of how powerful nature is. Rivers of molten lava can destroy forests, but they can also create new islands and mountain ranges! So why aren't volcanoes erupting all the time? We asked volcano expert Lissie Connors to help us find the answer. Got a burning question? Send it to us at BrainsOn.org/contact, and find someone who would lava to answer it!
Amazon According to the popular myth, winning a multi-million dollar lottery is supposed to be your ticket to perpetual happiness. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work out that way. Occasionally, in fact, the exact opposite is true. That was the case for Danny, Meghan and Casey Banks, who did their best to keep a low profile of their winnings-only to discover that the big jackpot can lead to a life of unlucky and nightmarish surprises.
In this very special collab episode, we chat with our friends from The Prophetic Pod about the various relationships in our lives. B.Nation and Briana dive into how they have strengthened their personal and professional relationship. While Trevor and Drew discuss the fallacies of romance in a romantic relationship. We hope you enjoy this week's episode :)
Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast
OVERVIEW: "Fortune favors the bold." – Latin Proverb Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner, and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast, sits down with Joey Ferry, Nurse Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Frontier Innovations Inc., and Co-Inventor of the Award-Winning SafeSeizure Pad. In this episode, we hear the story of how two innovative minds came together to revolutionize Healthcare through their Entrepreneurial vision. From the challenges they've overcome to the solutions they create, Joey's innovation paved the path toward their "good fortune." 3 KEY POINTS: You'll get to where you need to be, but take it one step at a time. To start a business, know what you're good at and talk to people about that. Sales expertise boils down to repetition. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Joey has a strong passion for entrepreneurship, even as a child. He once veered away from his Entrepreneurial passion and pursued Nursing for its financial security. Later, upon meeting his now business partner, Taofiki, he realized he could pursue both Entrepreneurship and Healthcare without sacrificing either. They discovered they had the same entrepreneurial passion and decided to work together towards a common goal. Joey creates products for ether two reasons: Solving a problem and providing convenience, even without much financial gain Creating a viable and potential business opportunity When creating prototypes, it doesn't have to be the final product. You simply want to test, feel, and play with it. Be okay with accepting the solution that might look different than when you first started. Joey and Taofiki are registered nurses who invented a new way to pad bed rails for patients on seizure precautions in the hospital setting. They source their materials from Alibaba from a manufacturer who can make the products in their desired dimensions. Once their business got off the ground, the product's revenue fueled itself. They once had struggles with their inventory. Fortunately, they won the 2020 Innovation Award and received $50,000, wherein half was directly invested in solving their inventory concerns. Joey recommends Wave Apps, a free software for new businesses for handling invoices, adding various products, adding customers, etc. Joey recommends upgrading to a paid tool when your business begins to scale. Sales expertise boils down to repetition. If you're not too experienced in sales yet, you might feel as if you're "bothering" people. Joey and Taofiki maintain a solid personal connection with their customers by signing emails with their names and including their contact numbers. To know more about SafeSeizure, visit their website at https://www.safeseizure.com/ Feel free to connect with Joey Ferry and LinkedIn. TWEETABLE QUOTES: "You'll get there, but a lot of folks will give up early because they're looking at Z rather than looking at A, B, and C. Focus on the next couple of steps and don't worry about X, Y, and Z yet." – Joey Ferry "For anybody looking to start a business, know what you know, know where you shine, what you're good at, and where you thrive, and talk to people that want that." – Joey Ferry CONNECT WITH JASON DUPRAT LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Join our Facebook group: https://jasonduprat.com/group RESOURCES: Want to become a Ketamine Therapy provider? Enroll NOW in The Ketamine Academy course: https://ketamineacademy.com/presentation Sign up for one of our free business start-up Masterclasses by heading over to https://jasonduprat.com/freemasterclass Have a healthcare business question? Want to request a podcast topic? Text me at 407-972-0084 and I'll add you to my contacts. Occasionally, I'll share important announcements and answer your questions as well. I'm excited to connect with you! Do you enjoy our podcast? Leave a rating and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/hea Don't want to miss an episode? Subscribe and follow: https://followthepodcast.com/hea RELATED EPISODES: #284: BE OBSESSED OR BE AVERAGE: AN INNOVATOR'S GUIDE TO BUILDING A VIRTUAL CARE COMPANY WITH GUY FRIEDMAN #219: TRAVIS HORNSBY: TRUST IN YOUR BIGGEST INVESTMENT – YOURSELF #279: WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO INVEST IN YOURSELF NOW MORE THAN EVER? #HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #healthcare #HealthcareBoss #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #podcast #businessgrowth #teamgrowth #digitalbusiness
One relationship principle I've come to appreciate over time is the power of giving people the gift of hope when they have so little of it themselves. It's when you burn brightly with hope for others when their own hope is but a dying ember. In several recent episodes, I shared a response from one of our listeners who wrote about feeling overwhelmed at how to develop relationships. She said she has no friends and is lonely. The hope she has for things ever getting any better is but a dim flicker. In today's episode, the last of season seven, I share what it looks like to give people the gift of hope. But before we get into today's episode, here's what this podcast is all about. Welcome to You Were Made for This If you find yourself wanting more from your relationships, you've come to the right place. Here you'll discover practical principles you can use to experience the life-giving relationships you were made for. I'm your host, John Certalic, award-winning author and relationship coach, here to help you find more joy in the relationships God designed for you. To access all past and future episodes, go to the bottom of this page to the yellow "Subscribe" button, then enter your name and email address in the fields above it. The episodes are organized chronologically and are also searchable by topics, categories, and keywords. Season seven ends today with episode 200 Before we get into today's show, I want to remind you that today's episode concludes season 7 of You Were Made for This. I will be taking a break from the podcast for a time to work on several projects to serve you better. They will be focused on ways to deepen our relationships and finding the joy God intends for us in them. The joy of relationships is the “this” we were all made for. Even though the podcast will go dark for a while until season 8 begins, I'd like to continue sharing with you what I'm working on in the meantime. I'd like to tell you about articles and information I come across I think you would find interesting and helpful in nurturing your relationships. I'll be doing this with occasional emails to you. If you've been getting my email each Wednesday about that week's podcast episode, you are good to go. But if you're not getting my Wednesday email, then you're not on my email list. To get on it, just go to johncertalic.com/follow to leave your email address. Okay. So much for this housekeeping matter and on to today's program. A listener who needs the gift of hope Here's what the listener I'm calling “Emily” (not her real name) wrote in response to episode 063. This is the one about building relationships by being more curious about people. She came across this episode 2½ years after it first aired. Listen as I read her comments about it. “I found this page because I was trying to do some research into what is ‘wrong with me.' “I grew up in a very strict and often abusive household, where it was constantly drilled into my head that if people wanted you to know things, they would tell you. And I was made to feel stupid for asking anything that should be “obvious.” We were basically shamed out of our curiosity as kids and taught to accept everything at face value without asking any questions. “Now almost 40 years old, I'm so frustrated by the fact that I don't have any real, close friendships. “I don't know how to be curious about people, and even when I want to be I have no idea what to ask. It feels like I don't even know how personal relationships work. I don't know how often you're supposed to reach out to people, exactly what parts of their lives you should be involved in, or how often to reach out… it sounds so silly but it's my reality! I don't know how to make and keep friends. “I'm sure I come off as selfish and self-centered… But really I just don't know how all this works and I get overwhelmed by it.” Our listeners respond In recent episodes, I asked you and the rest of our listening audience how you would respond to Emily if they were sitting across from her in a coffee shop for a conversation about her situation. I'll have links to those episodes at the bottom of today's show notes. In those episodes, I share what your fellow listeners would say to Emily. There were some very good responses. One that came in recently was from Chris, a listener in Wisconsin. You can read his wise feedback in the comments section of episode 198. You can find it at the bottom of the show notes for that episode. I also have a few comments to make about Emily's concern, but first I thought you'd like to hear what our executive producer, and my boss, Carol Steward, has to say. Carol, as you may recall, is the voice you hear introducing each episode of our podcast. She was my wife's roommate in college, and we have been friends for over 50 years. Most importantly, she was the one who first told us about Jesus when we were 19-year-old freshmen. I talk more about Carol in episode 021, The Most Important Relationship of All. Carol was the one who gave Janet and me the gift of hope so many years ago. Listen now to what she had to say recently about Emily and having a conversation with her in a coffee shop: Many of us have people like “Emily” in our lives Hi John: I was on my treadmill listening to your podcast. It resonated with me and someone whom I know that said to me once, "I don't tell people anything unless they ask me about something." She has told me that she had been abused in several relationships, and I think that this has precipitated her unwillingness to be open and free with conversation. I'm thinking that she thinks the less she talks about herself, the less it will be twisted or used against her. Is that what your "Emily" may have been feeling? Of course, we don't know because we can't ask her that. But I do know that abuse creates fear in the abused. My heart goes out to her. So the best I can offer an answer to what you asked of me, is if you want to get to know "Emily", get to know her the same way you would get to know a 4 or 5-year-old. Be light-hearted, and just enjoy the moment with her. . . . no expectations, no big questions, just enjoy the time. If the conversation only gets as far as, "Have you ever come to this coffee shop before?" and, "What do you like about this coffee?" All good. It's a start, and you can build on it the next time you get together. A gift of hope starts with wise words So I didn't answer your question, did I? I told you what I would do in conversation with her. So here's my shot at an answer: “Since you're at the coffee shop Emily, know that I'm here because I want to be there with you or else I would not have shown up. So ask me about my family--ages? interests? plans for the summer? Start with that and listen. Occasionally you could say, ‘Tell me more.' All relationships start with get-to-know questions. If that's hard for you, go to the questions of the moment, ‘Have you ever been to this coffee shop before?' and ‘What do you like about this coffee?'” My Response to Emily When I first received Emily's response to episode 063 about being more curious about people, I sent her an email saying something along the lines that I'm sorry she's having to deal with the relational difficulties she mentioned, and how they're causing such loneliness in her life. I offered to talk with her about these things. I never heard back from her. Maybe she didn't get the email. Or maybe she wanted to wait a while before responding and then lost my email address. There could be other reasons, but I'll give her the benefit of the doubt. That being said, I have a few ideas I would use in talking with someone like Emily in a coffee shop. It starts with my goal. My goal would NOT be to fix her problem, or even to make her feel better. My goal would be to reflect the image of God well in talking with her. We're all made in the image of God, as the Bible tells us in the Book of Genesis. What would God want for Emily is a question I'd ask myself. I would start by building a level of trust with her, which comes from validating her feelings and showing compassion. I would listen well, setting aside anything weighing on me at the moment, so I could focus on Emily. Part of listening well is asking good questions, especially follow-up questions in response to what she says. With people struggling with relational issues like Emily, I often find myself asking them “where do you see God in your situation?” It's a way of pointing people to Jesus, to eventually find the gift of hope found in Him, and seeing how He is at work in whatever circumstance a person is facing. Choices Another thing I would eventually like to get to is the issue of choices. Even be so bold as after listening well and being compassionate and empathetic, to ask Emily something along the lines of, “So, given your situation, what are you going to do about it?” If what she's doing isn't working what can you do differently, Emily? And then let her come up with ideas. If she has a hard time answering this question I'd ask, “Emily the people you see who have good relationships; what do they do? What could you copy from them? In dealing with relational difficulties, people have more choices than they often realize. Talking things through as I'm suggesting will often help reveal those choices. As people begin to see more choices available to them, they begin to find hope that things could change for the better. I have a hunch that the skills Emily developed as a child living with her dysfunctional family are skills she continues to use as an adult. But these are skills that are no longer needed or appropriate in healthy relational environments. She needs to learn new relational skills, and discard the old ones. That's my hunch anyway. There's so much more that can be said about giving people like Emily the gift of hope that things can improve in their relationships. What you've heard from your fellow listeners and from me is just the tip of the iceberg to help get you started. So what does all this mean for YOU? I bet you've run across people like Emily in your life. When you do, it's wise to ask yourself HOW you can best reflect the character and image of God with that person. And then not thwart the work of the Holy Spirit in their life. Doing this can take so many different directions that it takes Godly wisdom to know which path to follow. So pray for wisdom at times like this. If you forget everything else from today's episode, here's the one thing I hope you remember Caring well for people means at times giving them the gift of hope. To help them see the hope found in knowing Jesus is at work in their life. It's to burn brightly with hope for them when their own hope is a dying ember. Closing Finally, as I mentioned at the beginning of this episode, I want to stay in touch with you from time to time while I take a break from this podcast before season eight begins. If you're on my email list, I'll let you know when I'm ready with new episodes to start the next season. I'll also send you information from time to time I come across that I think you would find interesting and helpful in nurturing your relationships. But if you're not getting my Wednesday email already, you're not on my email list. To get on it, just go to johncertalic.com/follow to get on the list. I hope your thinking was stimulated by today's show to think about how you can reflect the character and image of God in helping people find the gift of hope in their relationship with Jesus. Well, that's it for today - and for season seven of this podcast. If there's someone in your life you think might like to hear what you just heard, please forward this episode to them. Scroll down to the bottom of the show notes and click on one of the options in the yellow “Share This” bar. I look forward to being in your ears when I'm ready to launch season eight. But until then, don't forget to spread a little relational sunshine around the people you meet this week. Spark some joy for them. And I'll see you again next time in season eight. Goodbye for now. 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Charbroiled Chats: Conversations Among Friends
Good friends talking about everything in general and nothing in particular. Occasionally thoughtful, often silly, mostly inconsequential.Charbroiled Chats won't change your life but it might make your day.GRACE is a foodie who hates to cook, a Japanophile who has never been to Japan, a movie and music fan who denigrates Hollywood rom-coms and jazz, and a lover of celebrity gossip who doesn't give a rat's ass about celebrities.BAYLIE grew up in the Big Apple but now enjoys a quiet life in the Finger Lakes. Still searching for what she wants to be when she grows up, she fills her time with reading, tackling crossword puzzles, making fuzzy baby blankets and walking with her dog. Not an overly talkative or extroverted person, she often wonders how she ended up on a podcast.WALLY is a fan of F1, dogs and corn fritters. He enjoys talking pictures and taking pictures. He invented podcasting in 1965.---Instagram: charbroiledchatsTwitter: @CharbroiledCFacebook: email@example.com---The Black Cat by Aaron Kenny from the YouTube Audio LibraryEmail Grace, Baylie & Wally at firstname.lastname@example.org. Unlike most celebrities, we read and respond to every email.Email Grace, Baylie and/or Wally at email@example.com. Unlike most celebrities, we read and respond to every email.
Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast
OVERVIEW: “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” – Oprah Winfrey Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner, and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast, talks about the Realities of Entrepreneurship through the "Bell Curve of Entrepreneurship." In this episode, Jason shares his advice on how to deal with frustration as a business owner, a challenge he has faced lately in his business, and how he overcome that situation. 3 KEY POINTS: You won't always be satisfied with your business, but that frustration will improve you. It takes a lot of work to attract top talent, especially for a small business. Marketing is one of the most critical components of a business. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: For podcast listeners, a video version of the episode will be released on YouTube, showcasing the graphs Jason mentioned throughout the episode. Jason's Bell Curve of Entrepreneurship consists of X and Y axes, wherein the Y-axis indicates the probability, while the X-axis indicates the distribution of the dataset. Most entrepreneurs running decent businesses are in the middle (mean score) of the bell curve. The bell curve can be Extreme Satisfaction or Elation. On the other side is Extreme Dissatisfaction or Frustration. As an entrepreneur, you won't always be satisfied with your business. There will be days when you will feel extreme frustration. One common challenge businesses face is finding great talent with adequate leadership skills, especially in marketing. It takes a lot of work to find online marketing experts. Those with marketing degrees are often into traditional marketing instead of the newer digital marketing. Frustration is normal and makes you better. Don't beat yourself up about it. Keep your eyes on the prize, focus, and always seek the advice of experts who've overcome your same struggle multiple times. It's challenging to attract top talent as a relatively unknown small business. Marketing is one of the most critical business components you should invest in. You need a strong marketing arm to keep up with your business plans. Jason recommends joining Masterminds to get together with like-minded experts miles ahead in their progress. If joining Masterminds has yet to be an option, you may also join communities. TWEETABLE QUOTES: "Not every day are you going to be satisfied with your business. There are going to be moments of frustration, and that's the reality of business." – Jason A. Duprat "If you're going through frustration in your business, it is normal. Keep your eye on the prize, stay focused, and listen to advice from entrepreneurs with a lot more experience." – Jason A. Duprat
Darren Prince, International Best Selling author of his memoir Aiming High, is a prominent sports and celebrity agent and global advocate for addiction/mental health recovery. Through his agency, Prince Marketing Group, he represents icons Magic Johnson, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Jerry West, Dominique Wilkins, Chevy Chase, Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards, Carmen Electra, and many others as well as having worked with the late Smokin' Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali and Evel Knievel. As a leading authority in this space, Prince's insights have been featured in WSJ, NYT, USA Today, CNN, Fox and Friends, Chris Cuomo, Tucker Carlson, “On Purpose” podcast with Jay Shetty, Extra TV, Dr. OZ and many other top media outlets. Darren has experienced what life is like in the celebrity world but also seen the dark reality of addiction through his own personal struggle with opiates. With over 14 years of sobriety, it's now Darren's mission to help others avoid and break free from addiction and mental health struggles. He had a God awakening on July 2, 2008, and believes in a spiritual higher power and that anyone can turn their bottom into a new beginning. Connect with Darren here: https://officialdarrenprince.com/ Summary Introduction to today's episode. 0:42 How did you end up with addictions? 1:36 The turning point in his life. 6:39 It's better now than it was then. 12:24 Where's the drugs when the drugs wear off? 16:32 The miracle of calling out to god. 21:03 The power of choice. 25:09 Finding your purpose in life. 29:05 The importance of taking care of your health. 35:44 Getting a call from the White House. 39:01 Darren's message 45:22 Intro Guy 0:00 Your journey has been an interesting one up to hear you've questioned so much more than those around you. You've even questioned yourself as to how you could have grown into these thoughts. Am I crazy? When did I begin to think differently? Why do people in general appear so limited in this thought process? Rest assured, you are not alone. The world is slowly waking up to what you already know inside yet can't quite verbalize. Welcome to the spiritual dough podcast, the show that answers the question you never even knew to ask. But you the answers to questions about you this world the people in it most importantly, how do I proceed now moving forward? We don't even have all the answers but we sure do love living in the Question Time for another decade of spiritual dub with your host Brandon Handley. Let's get right into today's episode. Brandon Handley 0:42 One Hey there Spiritual Dope I'm on here today with Darren prince. He is an international best selling author of his best of his memoir. Aiming High is a prominent sports and celebrity agent and global advocate for Addiction and Mental Health Recovery. There was agency Prints marketing group who represents icons Magic Johnson, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Jerry, West, Dominique Wilkins, Chevy Chase, all these guys are greats. Right? And, you know, I didn't meet him getting autographs or anything like that. Darren, I met recently at an event with Brandon Novak and Novak house. And I think that's somebody that you're fairly close with, through addiction and recovery. So I said, You know what, I don't want to miss this opportunity to chat with somebody and share your story about all that you're doing. It's so great out there in the space. So Darren, Thanks for Thanks for coming on today. Darren Prince 1:36 Thanks for having me. Brandon Handley 1:38 Yeah. Yeah. So, I mean, let's let's just kind of dive right into it. You know, you You're, you're well known you've done. You've worked with all these greats. But you've started like, with an addiction at a pretty young age, right? You started with an addiction at a pretty young age, and it caused a lot of havoc in your life. And now you've kind of translated that and transmute it into something good let's start at the beginning man like how did you end up with with some addictions Darren Prince 2:09 I you know, I grew up you would have thought just a normal childhood which I'd say for the most part i i had great loving mother and father and sister but I was always verbally to use for things so called Special Ed and small classrooms and back then, which probably more add whatever I was interested in, I gravitated to them most of the stuff I didn't. And I think just that did a number of my psyche and my self confidence, my self esteem. So at 14 When I was in sleepaway camp, and I had terrible stomach pains one night, the nurse gave me the scream liquid and having no idea what it was for the pain I took it and walking back to the bunk within a minute I felt like Superman like all those feelings of inadequacies and low self worth and self esteem. I knew I felt just as good as everybody else just as popular just as smart and went to bed then I think nothing of it. But I did all the activities that camp that next day, and I remember just lying in the bunk bed next night obsessing on that feeling and I wanted more of and I did that for a couple of weeks until mom and dad came up with visitation day and found that I was taking liquid Demerol. Yeah, I don't know what is Demerol and emeralds in OBS general problem most likely something that gives you a hospital like more but heavier opiate and back then the opiate epidemic wasn't anywhere near but you know, it was today. And you know, I had a way about me to assist innocent kid that was just in a lot of pain. And you know, she was probably just trying to come a relief every night or I was getting his bed stomach cramps and just, you know, played it to the hill just like I did when I had my wisdom teeth removed a few months later and my mom gave me these white pills that were called extra sent by cannons and that same feeling came back and you know, when I saw the bottle had two pills left I put on the crocodile tears fry it and said I've got to go back to the dentist have a bad infection. I know it's something's wrong and you know, panicked as a loving mother took me back and gave her another dozen bills, whatever it was. Brandon Handley 4:15 Yeah, it's crazy. It's crazy to us and it's such a young age. Right. And those are like those are some that was your thing, right? Like kind of like Demerol and opiates and Darren Prince 4:27 cocaine, ecstasy, you name it. Sure. And I he became an age and opiates were the ones that taught me up and it took me straight to the bottom. Brandon Handley 4:37 Sure, sure. Let's let's walk our way into the agents. Phase two. Right. So here you are. Age 14, you're kind of you're already like, you know, a script chaser. Right. But you've also got some cool things going on. You may mention that you're you were in like these quote unquote special ed classes. You know, you need a little bit extra attention to get through teaching you how to chip on your shoulder. But that actually led you on to something kind of cool. Right? Talk a little bit about that. Darren Prince 5:06 Yeah. So I started a mail order baseball card company long before the internet boom, and became nationally recognized, doing trade shows all over the country. First person, I think in the state of New Jersey, I have a cell phone, it was called Bell Atlantic, it was in a big leather carrying case with a battery pack, the phone cost me about $3,500. That's how tough we were to get about $3 a minute to use the phone. And the dumb idiot that wasn't going to go anywhere in between class was going into his locker room dealing with stockbrokers and a bunch of guys from ESPN. Were buying from me some of the big commentators that were big collectors and I would just broker deals of it. I had an incredible network database of dealers around the country, I was advertising because trade shows I would go to the best convention to get the best location. So I was spending 1000s a week on advertising myself, I became a very well known figure in the baseball card hobby and the boom of the 80s. So for any collectors that are listening now, it actually started in the 80s, which is why there's an industry there is today and by Tom, I'm 16 years old man, I'm probably making a quarter of $1,300,000 Ask us globally mean anything to me, you know, I came home from school. And it was about, you know, the hustle of laying out my ads for the next week and filling orders and hiring. You know, some of the so called friends that were were calling me, idiot and dumb. They were now calling me boss at 16 and 17 years old. And you know, and then from there, eventually I sold that company in 19. I dropped out of college, my freshman year of Bridgeport and went full steam ahead into the memorabilia business. So it's booking autograph signings from Muhammad Ali magic chevy chase to Frazier. Pamela Anderson. And by the time I was 24, built, built that business had some legal issues. And it was kind of at this turning point in my life where first time I ever had some financial difficulties and magics dip on my side and said, Hey, I know about making mistakes he had he was coming up with his HIV announcement, the anniversary of that was November 7 on Monday. And what do you want to do now? And because of my dad giving me the inspiration of explaining that to you know, like, not what you know, we work with the most iconic people in the world. You know, go speak to magic, you supported you and first client for my agency. Brandon Handley 7:33 That's pretty that's pretty awesome. I love that. Well, give me a moment here. Like how did we translate from, you know, in first of all, like, I'll just in my mind, I'm thinking like, mail order catalog. I thought you were just I thought you were just going in and setting up setting up the tables doing the shows you were. Darren Prince 7:51 Yeah, but we had a big Yeah, I have people taking orders. We're going on clothing and buy the stuff on the weekend, sell it during the week and knew exactly what I needed to find on a weekend to follow orders, mark it up and make a profit and get it out next week. Brandon Handley 8:05 That's awesome. And you were making what you're making? This is a what is the 80s? Is that right? Like mid 86. So I mean, I'm just gonna I told my son right now he's 10. And he's already feels like he's done with school. And I told him like, you know, when he makes his first million, feel free to drop out, right? Like, you know, go ahead. So, so you go from you go from this card business bit, and it's working out really well for you, you sell it how do you make the translation over into, you know, signatures like what? Darren Prince 8:34 What happened, and it's funny because one of my agents here Matilda was telling her the story older I think the sexiness and the coolness of being around like some of the biggest stars that were doing these autograph signings at conventions, it drew me to it. And, you know, again, that insecurity brokenness, like no cards are cool and making money but the cards, and I kind of just more or less went into the autograph signing thing, because I was like, wow, I've an opportunity to book my first autograph signing with Muhammad Ali, the most recognized human being on Earth. And, you know, for somebody with low self esteem and you know, was always high and to be around that environment. It was just unbelievable. And then I just think my appetite grew. From there it was same sort of thing. Well, autograph signings are kind of cool and hanging out with them but I won't be this autograph fucker for shinies I want to do big things. I want to do endorsements commercials, you know, when that's how that evolved. Brandon Handley 9:28 You wanted to level up and this whole time you know, you're you're you're popping pills, right? You're you're doing whatever. Darren Prince 9:35 You're on the autograph signing era, which the company was called prints of cards. That was the same name as the the big card company. You always partying whatever it was you name it, I did it. But when I became an agent, I learned real fast with magic when a morality clauses when the lawyers put together an agreement I was like, Alright, I gotta play this straight. Sciatica had anxiety and hey, like any good drug out If you junkie, I played it to the hell, you know how easy it was to get any script that I needed when I'd get them on the phone with Joe Frazier or bring him a Magic Johnson signed jersey or go like this guy's got it all together and a lot of pain, go get an MRI, go get an x ray, let's see how we can fix you. Let's do medication management. And for the first five, six years, man of my ancient life, you know, it worked really did. I became a rock star with networking. But I also say like this, like what was once living to us turned out to using to live. Yeah, and I just don't know when it turned. And I do remember that night I lost my superpower. So I remember when the oxycottons didn't work at an example, Joe Frazier in Dallas, Texas, and probably for a good six or seven years. I was trying to chase that high after that. Yeah. Brandon Handley 10:52 And you talk a little bit about this insecurity and brokenness, right. Like where do you feel like that stemmed from a little bit that was encouraging. Darren Prince 11:00 Like, I can't blame my mom and dad for it. And my mom and I came from a family with a lot of love. You know, my dad had tough love bugs. That was my biggest supporter. My mom gave me way too much. I think some people could understand that because that cause anxiety, it'll leave the house and I'll be around them all the time. And you know, those two were on there's too much and she was she overwhelming. With love were a kind of, you know, like I said, causing excess amount of anxiety with the over coddling knowing that I was special ed and need special attention. And I think it just can be very uncomfortable and how to deal with life. If I was in, you know, attached to her at home with her and my dad, and we get homesick a lot if I'd sleep over at friend's houses or birthday parties or weekend getaways. I remember it just a horrible feeling in my stomach just not being comfortable being away from mom and dad. And you know, you take all that into the real world with the verbal teasing and you don't speak up about those words a dumb an idiot I think using the word that begins with our from mentally challenged, I heard all these things. And when you absorb that, and those developmental years, guess what, you start believing it especially now put it out. And I didn't have the courage to speak up. Brandon Handley 12:14 Yeah, and the 80s You know, I grew up in a suit. Like they weren't kind. They were not. They like yeah, now I think so it's, you know, gratefully for my children a lot. It's better, right as different than than what it was then. But there was there was very few teachers really stopping that from happening to right. Oh, hell, it could be the teachers. Darren Prince 12:37 Back then, like I had a teacher. I won't mention her name, which she's not even alive anymore. US history. 60 kids in the class. I remember like yesterday, and you know, it's a level of psychological trauma, nothing that you know, it's something I've been healed from but you remember it. And she bought the first 90% of the class their test. And I'm in the bath with for six kids. My friend John Angelo gave squirrel joy. I'll never forget my crew, Carmen. And we called ourselves the our only group. People can figure out what word I mean. joking around about it. But again, I'm actually taking this in Stoke, right? Handed everybody else their tests. She's shouts in front of the entire class, I'll get to you guys in the back row with your test in a minute. Let me just take care of everybody else first. And even the tone was speaking to us in a way that we're less than we're not as smart or not as good. And you remember that? Yeah. Here we are. 40 something hours later, and I'll never forget it. Brandon Handley 13:43 For sure. So when you're when you're, you know, drugging when your pill pop and when you're drinking. You're trying to forget that piece of who you are. Darren Prince 13:54 I'm trying to forget that piece of who you are. But I'm also there's a great revelation on Jay Shetty. He's a dear friend of mine. I was at his place on Sunday that I made it to the top. But I'm looking backwards at all the people that said I wasn't going to make it. Usually when you get to the top or somebody to fake top there's a lot of smoke and mirrors still it I didn't feel worthy of being at the top of the industry around the biggest stars in the world. And so my thing was always look backwards. Look at me look at the dumb ugly one to one no doubt that I'm Swanee one that wasn't going to make it look, I mean, I look at it, you know, and it was that way when I was 16. I remember when I would just go to bed at night laughing because my dad was like, you're making more money than most of your friends fathers that are that are lawyers that have real crown like the bed like, you know, celebrating this and Brandon Handley 14:53 what kid wouldn't right at that age for sure. That makes sense. Darren Prince 14:57 And that was all that deep rooted. insecurity that that verbal teasing and just that feeling of less than and, you know, my mom thought it was funny sometimes when she would hear me on the phone like buy and sell this person backwards and forwards and she thought it was hilarious, but it came from a deep place of insecurity and resentment. And I was like, How funny is that this guy is going to go to college mom for the next four years paying off loans for the next 10 years when he gets out, and already have more millions put away and she'd be like, I'm so proud. It wasn't like a corrective thing. I was just, you know, so I think all of that though, when I looked back, it was just such a deep level of brokenness and inadequacy that I just always had approved. And then now here I am at the top of the industry with magic and you know, Ali and Frazier and you know, Pam, Pamela Anderson and Chevy Chase and smokin Joe Frazier. So it's a recipe for disaster, man, you know, and the luck started coming. And I started developing and working out and the girls start comping left and right. I'm just frickin doing whatever the heck I gotta frickin do to uphold this image that my entire class is like, holy shit. Darren prince made it bigger than every single one of us is this world famous agent that's on the sideline of the Superbowl and, you know, backstage passes and walk in the red carpet at the MTV VMAs and all these big award shows, and I just ate it all up. I thought that's what what my calling was meant to be. And, you know, I need I needed a lot of driving force. I needed the expensive sports cars to be driving an Acura NSX, souped up at 21 years old that cost me $200,000 First person to buy a house and you know, the jewelry and the diamond Rolex is and now I look now and this is me. I could go on buy a new Rolex tomorrow. It's not what makes me happy. Brandon Handley 17:00 Sure. For sure. Sure. Well, let's get there. Right, like so where where's the drugs wear off? Right? You realize you'd lost your superpowers on one night, right? You go to pop the oxys and they're not doing what you need them to be doing? What happens then you panic. I mean, what where's it all got panicked. Darren Prince 17:21 I went down to this corporate event in the conference room this ballroom and I couldn't figure out for the life of me what was going on. And the next day the same thing happened and I'm in Florida by myself two days later, and I found a different way to ingest it. That gave me a little bit of a buds I started snorting my oxys my Percocet and my bike and it's, you know, I kind of mostly live that way. For another four or five years had an overdose and Las Vegas came back after that overdose finally in New Jersey, and called an addiction psychiatrist told me I was an opiate addict put me on Suboxone, but never go to a therapist and lie to him like I did because he didn't hit a nail. I was taking Xanax and Valium and mood stabilizers and antidepressants and anxiety. Every anxiety pill that I can get my hands on and snorting Ambien the frog went to bed at night and still drinking a couple of days a week and Mike Mike died awakening came on July 1 As you heard that I yeah, my Uncle Steve made the rest in peace in his own girlfriend Andrea. I was just sick and tired of being sick and tired at the jumping off point. My ego was too big. I'm too important to go to rehab I can't lock myself up for 30 days and she just came into my condo at the time I never met her and it was a godsend. She's like, I've never met you but are you okay? And I told her I told her everything I never had such an honest conversation but the human in my life and I just felt drawn to her. And she looked at me and said devalue an advocate below so manage by see that she could be related to you are powerless and said yes. And she because all this started looking at all the photos on the walls with all the celebrities and awards and different things that I've gotten because none of this means anything because you don't mean anything to yourself. Do you realize that the disease of addiction does not discriminate it doesn't matter for from Park Avenue or park bench or if you've gone to Yale or jail and that broke my soul. And here I am the so called Big Time super agent broke down and cried and she goes it's okay on each because I just celebrated five years sober last week. pulls out a five year coin at her pocket. And she goes Do you want to get sober he wanted to anything that takes us at anything she because you have to put this before everything in your life and occur what it is if you lose the business, you don't want to lose your life but you can do this and I can show you the SOP period so right and was beautiful life. And yeah, she put me on a 36 hour detox plan and that next night was seven o'clock on a Sunday night July 2 I came back from the gym I was living at the Caroline building. I was married man and I came back from the gym. It's my third workout at the gym clinic do everything I can to get the dopamine going and the endorphins and came up I called them I said I can't frickin do this. I'm going to call the doctor I gotta get whatever we got to get my ankle struck Yellin on the other end and said, It's the goddamn disease talking of time, kick the crap out of it. You've been doing this since you were 14 years old. He was in recovery as well. He was back in recovery. He struggled for years until he passed and I said I can't frickin do this because you have to get yourself to a damn meeting, put your hands up and tell these people who are sick and suffering you need help and I hung up the phone ran in the bathroom, I shut the door I'm going from medicine cab and looking for Klonopin or some other non narcotic anxiety meds, take the craving away and out came to Vikings. I don't want to pull bottles, which was just shocking because Simona and on my axe, we spent hours going through other medicine cabinets two days before mine 36 hours before when Andrea said you got to get them all out of the house. You know, I'm weaning them off Suboxone. And I thought it was the gap that that is exactly what I need a man that bloods that God moment in that split second just when I needed. And the miracle happened because I thought on my knees for the first time in my life. I never called up to God like this before. And I've never done it since I pray every single night to him now. And I said God, take the money, take the notoriety of the business, I don't care, I need a single day of freedom to feel like little Darren when I was a young kid again, I'll do whatever it takes. If you take me out of hell. I will spend one day at a time the rest of my life using my platform take another jet with the exact words that I said. And it was like a lightning bolt. Because their shoulder was literally felt like somebody had a blowtorch on it. And I heard in this year as a voice. Say I'd got you and you're ready. And I stood up. And this hand opens and I flushed the opiates left in the living room on to computer there's no Uber back then. And I searched 12 step meetings near me and I found a church. So little ways away in the upper 80s Because it was late at night on Sunday had had an 8pm meeting and jumped right in a taxi cab and I looked up on this gorgeous summer, July 2 2008. I said to myself, Oh my God, for the first time of my life, I wanted to stay sober. More than 100 Get Hired What the heck just happened and I walked into a church basement 150 to 200 addicts, alcoholics that were at once to a hopeless state of mind and later send anybody new coming back sick and suffering or struggling and Sam went right up. And I know, he lifted it. And I came playing in front of a roomful of strangers. And it just came out. I said, I'm sick, I'm suffering. I'm suicide. Amazing life. And I didn't know why I'm doing this myself. But I need you guys help. And, you know, in that moment, I had to get to desperation. And I was crying out to get the power of choice back in my life and these people but it doesn't spiritual brothers and sisters, right after I said that, which was so key, came over to me and started kind of talking to me intimately in a soft tone voice not to disrupt the meeting. And they said, You're in the right place. We've been where you've been. Keep coming. You know, if you aren't what we have, do what we do. Take the car out of yours, put it in her mouth. We will love you before you ever learn how to love yourself. And then the one that was just magical, they said, keep coming to AAA. And don't worry about if you get it, because if you keep showing up. It's gonna get you nice. And that was that I felt in that room during that hour man. A connection that I never felt in my life. Ever Brandon, it was just I've heard things like I do that. Oh my God, that's my oh my god. And it was like, it was like just to add a body experience where no therapist, no drug. I literally felt it was almost like the dark side of me clearing out of my body. Yeah, immersed and obsessed with me and nothing can be for my in person meetings. I did the 99 date. I eventually got my sponsor Steve Delaval who just celebrated 35 years. You know, and once I hit that, probably six month mark because, you know, you're doing pretty good. He goes, I just got to tell you. You want to keep this gift, right? I said yeah, he goes over doing stuff. We're gonna wrap up the steps probably by the end of the first year. I'm not rushing, you throw it because your drug addiction wants to rush, your substitute, Rush. But once we get there, you want to keep this gift that I'm giving you. You better be prepared to give it away. I'd others. And once I started doing that, after that one year more hope and recovery began to heal on the Cleon. Brandon Handley 25:09 I love this and like, I think that, you know, if I looked at this through, you know, part parts of this to just general spirituality, you that part where you, you flushed down the pills, right? You opened yourself up to receive, you know, the higher power, right? You let it come and through and through you, you surrendered, like, you're like I can't do like, I'm not doing this life anymore. And you recognize this like power of choice, I love that you bring up the power of choice, you realize that? Maybe you that had been taken away from you for a moment, were because of your addiction. Right? So being able to say like, I want that back in my life. Yeah. Tell me a little bit about your what? You know, for somebody that's not familiar with step work. Tell me Tell tell the group a little bit about it. Because I think that one part of it, and I'm not a stepper there. And so I just happen to be familiar with the space. And I've gone through the steps without doing the steps, right. So it's really cool to see, like, oh, wow, what I did is in alignment with this thing. So tell the audience a little bit about it. If they're not familiar, Darren Prince 26:30 you have the 12 steps. I actually emailed my girlfriend, Nicolette them a couple of weeks ago. She's young and like anyone at any age, really, but especially young is working on our own clearing and healing and stuff. And my whole point to her was everybody can use these every single day. Yeah, alcohol is only mentioned in the first step for a reason to reason over 212 Step organizations around the globe with an adapted from a built up even talked about created on June 10, in 1935. You know, it's about meeting a powerless, that life has become unmanageable, whatever error that might be. It's about kind of coming to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore you to sanity. It's about taking your own personal inventory. It's about making amends to the people that you've harmed along the way. But also in a way that you don't farm them or others, it's about continuously taking your personal inventory. And when you're wrong, promptly admitted, no matter what area of recovery, you might be in or healing. You have to be vigilant every single day. And then, you know, it's about maintaining that constant contact and whatever that area of recovery or healing that you've attained and achieved giving it somebody else. Yeah. That is the magic. That's what has given me the self esteem. Yeah, that adult due respect I love them to death their dear family friends at this point, magical Ric Flair. Charlie Sheen, Chevy Chase criminal electorate, that young, beautiful people, they never gave it to me. I got it from my spiritual brothers and sisters. And I get it every time I give this away to somebody because I have a God given gift. And I've kept my word. Anybody that works with me sees it. There's not a single day that goes by I still might not get to in person meetings as much as I used to. I'm doing that more I'm still doing zoom meetings, but there's not a single day that I'm not doing something connect with somebody in recovery. You know, I'm on the board of Banyan treatment centers I do whatever I can to scholarship people there. I've gotten people to oaks recover. I've gotten people to know facts house using funds that I've raised from my aiming high foundation, but the greatest thing in the world because I'm not just giving them an opportunity to get a new life I'm helping every single human in their life. The benefit of this person getting their life back. And it's the greatest feeling in the world. I could lose all the money tomorrow and lose the business tomorrow. We don't live in this beautiful place in Brentwood, but I found me found me and the heartbreaking part about all that I've ever lost like I said, it's everybody that's so near and dear to me that I do what I can to take care of and make their lives better financially. I might not have that but Darren Prince could have be all good. I mean, you're gonna speak and at the same Darren friends that was paying found his purpose. Right Brandon Handley 29:33 now. I love that and kind of what you're talking about. There's your, your scene like that image where, you know, one one match strikes and lights and other right. That's what you're doing is helping others to light themselves up and see kind of the truth of who they are the power, the connection that they've got. Darren Prince 29:53 But that when that just one gets finished. I've had so many that have been just mine Long when I see the lights come on in somebody's eyes. Yeah. Brandon Handley 30:08 I mean, that's, that's me. That's when you realize kind of what your purpose is right? Darren Prince 30:11 Obviously with my dear friend Jen Cohen last night just a huge podcast habits and hustle one of the top 10 Business podcasts in the world. There's Mark Cuban, I just know, helped her out. She got him and she said Gary Vee and Eric Thomas and she did a podcast that was out in the Middle East. These guys reached out to Scott Bo Hopkins, for me and her oddly, we had no idea I went to first she went the second I had the entire crew, including the whole, in tears multiple times to the interview, because he had something similar not to drugs in the alcohol, but he understood the brokenness, he understood the looking back, Spencer, the host, and she goes, You have no idea when I got there. I was like, why am I here? While they're talking about is Darren's don't like he had every single one of us in tears. Like, he took us to a different level of accountability and recognizing either flaws or what we've been through, because I think that's what God wants, wants me to do. You know, I'm not afraid to tell people at all mistakes I've made and continue to make, and my character flaws and my character defects because it's a free feeling. Yeah, liberation for 99% of this world. I think it's smoke and mirrors, and everybody's got something out there trying to cover up. You know, me my background Brandon Handley 31:33 right here. I'm trying to cover up my background right now. Darren Prince 31:39 I'm like, Man, I don't know if you put on a little bit of weight to try to buy, just to just to be able to have that for the first time of my life and this type of being made and said, I stomach. I'm not perfect, better quality mistakes lashed out. And this mouth can get me in trouble or texting or emailing. But I'm way better than I've ever been. I tell people try to say what you mean mean what you say don't say we try to scam people, instead of you being understood. I think in the heat of an argument for anybody listening, and you're about to open up your big fat mouth. Don't engage. And it's better to feel alright. And right. If you're 100%, right. The strength is keeping your mouth shut. Don't send that text don't send that email. Because in five or 10 minutes, whatever you're about to explode about forgotten like that. And that's how you build your spiritual relevancy built discipline that to yell at change of character defects to staying in alignment to manifest to your higher self. And I've gotten so good at that again, not perfect. Yeah. But filthy her will hurt me with my mom a handful of times. It's not easy. Sure. My girlfriend, I'll tell you but I am so much better than I've ever been. I'm aware of it. I'm vigilant. I have to weigh out. Take a deep breath. Which is why I'm looking forward to working with you. Be fun battered i Yeah, it could be Brett. Is this worth it was also in recovery. We say we're not doormats. Occasionally. My sponsor stabbed a laptop, my it things have to come out a certain way. Get out. But y'all know if you're right and wrong when you're in recovery. If you have that emotional hangover, there has been times I've had to put people in their place. I'll hang up the phone, go on with my day, not even think twice about it. Sure. Oh, my gosh, I know that it was something that had to be done. So people can understand the way I expect things to be done. Brandon Handley 33:43 For sure. Right. Yeah. I mean, I like that. Not being a doormat part, I think, um, could you help, maybe see, to be of service but not a servant. Right? Because I think a lot of us, especially when we find that we want to be of service, right and go out there. We contend to let ourselves be taken advantage of but again, become more of a servant than off service. Explain a little bit of that, that difference there. Darren Prince 34:11 I think there's a huge difference when I say you got to become selfish, to be selfless. And the truth is, again, we're all trying to better ourselves. We're trying to feel better about ourselves, not externally, internally. So if you allow yourself to not be of service, but be assertive, and you're still not in a place to live in your higher self, you're you're a yes person and you're being told what to do. You're not living the life that you want to live, you're not standing your ground and you know, living the purpose for life, and you have to speak up. You know, sometimes people say, Oh, I'm not motivated by fear. Now that fear is a great motivator. And if you're in a place where uncomfortable, speak up, because the more you express yourself, that's where the growth comes in. But if you allow help people to keep shitting on you and mistreating you, if it's your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife, sister, co worker, what's not gonna do, you're gonna frickin go home and just feel like crap, that's gonna just blow out your self esteem. You know, if the situation's not right, or Hodgson, I'll sit down and talk about it, go to therapy, do whatever you got to do, don't turn a blind eye to it. If you're in a relationship, same thing, if there's a co worker, that that you're not getting along with that, that's just bringing out that bad energy every time you see them, to pull them aside and say something, you know, it's Life's too short. People don't realize at any age, that history teacher that I had, it can happen in your 30s, in your 40s, or 50s. And it's a lot harder to get rid of when you get older. You know, our lives get so busy and so crazy that if you if you take it in, and you don't do something about it, at our age is man, health issues, mental health issues, physical, emotional, spiritual, not worth it. Brandon Handley 36:05 You're all torn up, we're all torn up. This time you say you listen, so you wrote a book called aiming high, you put you put a lot of this information in there. And you've also taken that book and the AMI high notion and you've created a foundation out of that, you want to share a little bit about that, you know, again, kind of going from, you know, this, this center into St. You're, and you know, for those of you that don't know to step 12, is what we taught what you brought up right, Darren Prince 36:34 giving it a spiritual awakening as a result of the six steps. Yeah, we've tried to carry this message to other alcoholics and people that are sick and suffering to practice and all their principles all their affairs. Brandon Handley 36:45 Sure. And so you're doing this now, in part through your aiming high foundation, you will share a little bit about what that group does Darren Prince 36:55 for the foundation combat when I wrote my book in October of 2018, aiming high, which Anna David was my publisher, Chris McGinnis, my brilliant writer, I gotta give her all the glory, even though she gives it to me. She's the one that wrote the masterpiece, within a week and a half became an international bestseller in England, Canada, Australia, and the US. And, you know, we got like the Amazon award and all these great accolades that came from it. But number it was ego driven. I mean, I just knew this was God. You know, given my purpose, and my dad passed you earlier, I told him my in the hospital, I was blessed that he added me back for eight and a half years sober. And I said, if I'm going to touch the world, I'm like this experience of what I had to deal with the past 32 days. And of course, it was 32 days, the last step after we went into the hospital, and our algorithm was Magic Johnson shirts, a number from the Lakers, and so urban like one by Israel, and I thought that was beautiful. And I just looked at him and I was like, you know, I never felt so comfortable during the most uncomfortable time in my life. Like, above up there with Joe and Muhammad, grandma, grandpa, Uncle Joe uncle, and I see you're gonna look down as the daddy, I'm going to touch the world. Not only with this experience, but with this gift, because I need people to understand that you can get food the roughest times in life and not have to drink not after drug not after. And it just took my spirituality to a whole nother level, for sure. And to be able to hold his hand say goodbye. And just He's crazy. I call them GMCs my friend Bruce are that passed away was so near and dear to me, my spiritual brother, couple of years ago used to call them GMCs got managed coincidences. But then two weeks, I got a call that I was going to be honored at New Jersey's largest drug and alcohol rehab center. I invested a ton of money and time into being a professional speaker. I knew this was just going to be a big moment. Not just for me, but to really carry the message to the general public and try to help people and then I went so fantastic. literally the next day to rehab got a call because the extreme that on Facebook from Dr. Oz's executive producer that they want on Dr. Oz The next day was Charles Schwab area when city went on Dr. Oz talked about recovery with Darryl and do an incredible job themselves. And literally right after Dr. Oz I got a call from Roanoke. Perhaps it was Donald Trump's executive assistant forever I think she's still got them Donald Trump is a dear friend from Celebrity Apprentice from having Dennis Rodman on their brand new Roderick a bunch of clients. I did a bunch of work with them. I got to see a different side zone because it was a sweetheart loyal always do an ad to the rehab center gal is that and they want to me at the White House. Wow. Frickin things for him to sign this $8 billion opiate epidemic Bill, you know, to start talking to teens around the country and I'd say you know, this is unbelievable. And then my dad always wants me to write a book Brandon and I just I didn't Feel comfortable writing about the HMI. I always take a lot of my stories out there between me and my my loved ones that I foster my clients myself and I met Anna David on Instagram one day, a few months after that. And I guess she saw something about, you know, a hashtag recovery and the White House and opiate epidemic. And somehow we linked up and I saw her that December of 2017, which was probably about eight or nine months after my dad passed and talking or just checking in with you, because your story is unbelievable, because you know, I'm in recovery. I was like, I had no idea. Because I've been in recovery, I read a couple of best selling books, I think it's time you write one. Because I have the angle. I know you said your dad always wants to do right when she goes take people on a fly on the wall journey of what it's like to be the agents most iconic stars of all time, like you went deep into health care side. And we looked at each other with tears. I said, That's it. That's powerful. That's hot. And so anyway, when the book came out, and I did so many speaking engagements, and I noticed that there was opportunities, very limited. And that short window of people that actually had such a deep connection with there was high school kids Did someone come over to me put their hands up during the q&a, where I knew I had an opportunity right then and there to help. There was adult audience, Gallows corporations, where people were just, they had that moment of clarity. And I'm like, I need to start a foundation. And because if I can grab somebody, and their lights come on in that moment, and they can afford it, and I could say, I could help you, right? Go home, pack your bag of a car company get you, it's gonna take you treatment center tonight, to check your work to get the life you deserve. And that's how even high Foundation came about. Brandon Handley 41:52 That's awesome. That's awesome. So I mean, you you you've gone from, you know, this kind of this broken, scared person, even though you had massive success came crumbling all down. And now you know, you've rebuilt yourself. And I always always look at spirituality is you recognize the truth of who you are personally, right? Like, I mean, you see the core of who you are. And you're looking now to help others to find that in themselves through AAA and through your foundation through the work. Darren Prince 42:23 And my friend Jen and I were laughing last night, I would say I didn't, I didn't get sober writing, you hide and make money. I didn't do it to build my brand, which I think just by default, you know, business is better than ever. I am a consultant with Ben and I help people, you know, get a, you know, get in there when I can't afford it. i I'm part of a it's an incredible group now bridge therapeutics that has this revolutionary 100 time better suboxone that hits the system, and 10 seconds when suboxone when I was on, it took 15 minutes. And I'm a voice for them. And I know it's gonna, you know, get people off methadone. And like, all these blessings that I've been a part of, because, you know, I've had that I've had the foundation in my business. But, you know, like Jay Shetty, and I was talking about now I had no idea that a byproduct was just the agency life. God knew all along the values ready. You know, Hong Kong, and he says an expression, he came into testimony for the back of my book that was so powerful and said, you know, July 2 2008, brother us God for the blessing. And he said, you've come to me correct. Now it's time to make your blessing to others. Brandon Handley 43:43 Yeah. Love it, man. And it's like, just like you said, you know, I was looking at, you know, the universe provides before you need the things right. So the universe kind of Gates gave you this agency and this platform so that like, when you got to this space, now you're able to leverage that to do what it is that you're doing right now. Exactly. That's awesome. There. Now what's next for you, man? What do you you know, where are you headed? What's going on? Darren Prince 44:12 I'm low on the travel for the next three weeks. Thanks, God me, my girl, her mom and my mom. Both of our moms are flying out for Thanksgiving just laying low. We have so much great business stuff going on. But you know, for me the stuff that really gets me excited is recovery. Get back out there and speak and again and you know, write my next book, which should be next year, raising whatever money I came from our foundation like I said bridge therapeutics, you know, I just can't wait to get this thing out to all the treatment centers and people that are suffering and you know, Banyan would probably have another you know, gala coming up for Banyan next year fundraiser. I just that's the stuff that really gets me excited. I mean, I got my dog on a personal override and I still up on my life. It's football season. Hopefully my Los Angeles chargers can turn Turn it around their records, okay, but they stink, they're all banged up and injured. So I do what I can to get my own personal enjoyment of time to check out and you know, with my girl and her dog and, you know, work out five days a week, still taking care of myself and nice. That's it. But I think, you know, it all comes into alignment when I put this first and when I help people. Brandon Handley 45:22 Yeah, I love that too, you know, that this is first for you. And I think that that's very profound. And hopefully that's something that some others take away as well. Man, I appreciate you coming in here. Like I said, we kind of bumped into each other Novak's house. And I you know, wanted to have you on Bill to share this story with some other people. I appreciate you being on World Darren Prince 45:44 Cup on Saturday. What's that? We're gonna wake up on Saturday. Brandon Handley 45:49 That's right. 100% Yeah, man, I'm looking forward to it. I you know, I think it'd be even. That's exciting. That's exciting for me that you're interested and the work that that I've been doing over there has been just kind of so makes me feel good, right? Kind of like the way it's what you're talking about. You can go there and get some people to see and connect with themselves and put some type of gap in between this anxiety that are feeling right and let go everything around them and just being able to do that for a moment, especially as they're making this transition from off the street. Some of these guys. I mean, these Darren Prince 46:29 are fresh. Exactly. Brandon Handley 46:31 Give them that for a moment. Man. This last one was super powerful, very excited. But again, man looking forward to us this coming week and we can and this has been a lot of fun. Darren so thank you. Thanks for where's that some people to find out more about you? How can they contribute? How where can people go to Darren Prince 46:48 follow me on Instagram at agent underscore DEP. The Foundation website is aiming high foundation dot work. Got my own personal site Official Darren prince.com. And for people that are intrigued by the agent life and whatnot, the business side is print marketing group.com Awesome. Thanks, Dan. All right. You got it. Excellent. I Intro Guy 47:15 really hope you enjoyed this episode of the spiritual dough podcast. Stay connected with us directly through spiritual dove.co. You can also join the discussion on Facebook, spiritual dough, and Instagram and spiritual underscore Joe. If you would like to speak with us, send us an email Brandon at spiritual dove.co And as always, thank you for cultivating your mindset and creating a better reality. This includes the most thought provoking part of your day. Don't forget to like and subscribe to stay fully up to date. Until next time, be kind to yourself and trust your intuition. Transcribed by https://otter.ai
Film History: The History Of Film
We got a little off-topic here and there on this one! James was playing injured, but it's a fun episode nonetheless! Definitely more fun than part 1! We dive into Clara's early career, finding her way in film locally in New York. Occasionally, ya learn something! Here on FILM HISTORY: THE HISTORY OF FILM! Check out our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/FilmHistoryTheHistoryOfFilm Chapters: Chapter 1: Intro 0:00 - 5:46 Chapter 2: When Are We 5:46 - 12:40 Chapter 3: Career Beginnings 12:40 - 16:27 Chapter 4: Griffith Park: A Relevant tangent 16:27 - 23:27 Chapter 5: Her First Movie 23:27 - 35:19 Chapter 6: Strong Momentum 35:19 - 44:32 Chapter 7: The “Tom Boy” Era 44:32 - 55:30 Chapter 8: Hollywood Bound 55:30 - 1:03:38 Chapter 9: Closing 1:03:38 - End --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/film-history/support
Have you ever made a horrible judgment call or decision because you feared the outcome or the people you were around? Peer pressure can be heavy. I wish I could say that I have never given in, but I have. Occasionally, I still get upset with myself, allowing my fear to drive me into foolish behavior. God help us all in this. Remember, we have nothing we should fear in this life, not even death itself (See Romans 8:35-39). Why? Because the King and creator of all creation profoundly loves us all. However, we should all have a healthy fear of God. We are to fear the one who has the power of judgment over our eternal destiny. (Luke 12:4-5; Mark 10:28) We are not to fear man. It can help to never forget, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Ephesian 6:12). The fear of man should not drive our actions. "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)The religious leaders and the rulers of Jesus' day were often moved by their fear of human reprisal. It is one thing to see the flagrant violation of justice in the Jewish secret meetings that condemned Jesus, but then to see the blatant violation of justice in the Roman trials is outrageous. The Roman representative sentenced the innocent Jesus to death because he feared political reprisals. All because of fear. What are we afraid of? What influence our life and our decisions? I hope and pray it is the love and God and the love of others. Do what is right, trust God for the outcome, and come to our defense.References:Ephesian 6:122 Timothy 1:7-----Call us: firstname.lastname@example.orgOnline Giving: https://watersprings.net/give.phpServe at Watersprings: https://watersprings.churchcenter.com/people/forms/8221CCLI Streaming License: 20080252 Size ECCLI Copyright License: 1406906 Size FDISCLAIMER: Closed captioning and/or transcription is being provided solely for the convenience of our viewers. Watersprings Church does not review for accuracy any information that appears in a closed caption or transcript. Watersprings Church makes no representations or warranties, and expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability with respect to, any errors or omissions in, or the accuracy, reliability, timeliness or completeness of, any information that appears in a closed caption or transcript.
A hypogeum or hypogaeum (plural hypogea or hypogaea, pronounced /haɪpɒɡeɪə/; literally meaning "underground", from Greek hypo (under) and ghê (earth)) is an underground temple or tomb. Hypogea will often contain niches for cremated human remains or loculi for buried remains. Occasionally tombs of this type are referred to as built tombs.The term hypogeum can also refer to any antique building or part of building built below ground such as the series of tunnels under the Colosseum, which held slaves (particularly enemy captives) and animals while keeping them ready to fight in the gladiatorial games. The animals and slaves could be let up through trapdoors under the sand-covered arena at any time during a fight.Gunnar Hiptman is a musician who lives in Pühret, Oberosterreich, Austria
As the OBR does the usual "4 Saturday Mock Drafts" with guests from across the Browns community, Jake is back doing his mock live with you for your Saturday podcast each week until the draft. He quickly goes through his selections and the reasoning behind each. Occasionally there will be some scouting reports tied to these with key prospects or some draft-specific guests. Today's mock presumes the Browns spend BIG in free agency and it is fun to see what that looks like when all is said and done. This mock uses the PFF simulator. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST OBR 4 SATURDAY MOCK ARTICLE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Keys To The Shop : Equipping the Coffee Retail Professional
Welcome to another before and after edition of Founder Friday! Occasionally we sit down with an entrepreneur who is in the proccess of opening their shop to talk about what they are planning, hoping for, and doing right now. Then we come back a few months post launch and see how things went getting open and the lessons learned in the process. I am thrilled to have been able to sit down with frequent guest on the show, Jonathan Pascual of Tap Room Coffee in Atlanta. This first half was recorded in December 2021 as he was gearing up for the launch of his new roastery and cafe brand, Opo Coffee which has now been in operation for 2 months. In this conversation we get to hear the details, planning, and hopes Jonathan had for Opo Coffee and then we get to see how things actually went and the wonderful way that Jonathan and his team have approached this new venture based on values, mission, respect, and a deep care for people. This is going to be an episode full of incredible insight you won't want to miss! We cover: The decision to expand and the first steps Institutional wisdom and learning as you go Having a strong team Values driven operations Taken a stepped approach to launching Generating excitement and serving people How to approach caring for multiple locations Making hard decisions Finding joy and energy amidst the work Trusting your people Related episodes: 177 : Founder Friday w/ Jonathan Pascual of Taproom Coffee and Beer in Atlanta, Georgia COVID-19 Focus : Jonathan Pascual | Taproom Coffee and Beer | Atlanta, Georgia 329 : How to Teach Company Values to Your Staff 366: A Conversation w/ Chris Baca of Cat and Cloud Coffee 330 : Establishing Systems in Your Coffee Shop Interested in leveling up your coffee shop or setting up 1:1 coaching? Click here to schedule a free consulting discovery call with KTTS Click here to book a formal one-on-one consulting call! Visit our amazing Sponsors! www.groundcontrol.coffee www.pacficfoodservice.com
In this weeks episode, we talk about what it means to be committed. Briana talks about committing to breaking a habit and B.Nation talks about committed in platonic and romantic relationships. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Stay tuned to the end of the episode to join the "After-Party" a peek inside Briana and BNations's pre-show. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Co-Hosts and Producers: Briana and B.NationVideographer and Co-Editor: Becky S
Are you wondering if you should increase or decrease your therapy sessions? Join licensed therapist Kati Morton as she delves into this topic and explores what could be causing your therapist to space out your sessions. In this video, Kati also addresses bullying, trauma, and the challenges of healing. You'll learn about the similarities and differences between C-PTSD & ASD, the various types of depression, and how to identify what you're experiencing. Kati even explains why some therapists remain neutral and don't show preference or emotion with their patients. This week's episode is packed with valuable insights and information! Don't miss out! Ask Kati Anything ep. 152 | Your mental health podcast, with Kati Morton, LMFT AUDIENCE QUESTIONS 1. I just started to trust and open up to my therapist, and I recently shared my deepest traumas. I am still not able to speak about them, but I've finally “told” someone... 2. Why am I still angry and resentful at the world after being bullied? I'm 21 now and was severely bullied between 11 and 18 and still struggle with anger/trust issues with everybody I... 3. From childhood on, I've been playing fake scenarios in my head before I fall asleep. I can't remember at which age I started this and I'm curious where this behavior could... 4. I've been working with my therapist for a few years now (on and off since covid) and I've got a topic I need to talk about and work through but I just can't say what I'm feeling or thinking about... 5. I hope you're doing well. Is there a name for when someone experiences symptoms of depression for 10-14 days? Occasionally, I will feel unmotivated, exhausted, withdrawn and struggle to enjoy my... 6. Could you possibly talk about the symptom overlap between C-ptsd and ASD? As someone with both diagnoses I wish I could understand the roots of my struggles. Are my... 7. Happy thursday! How do I deal with feeling like I have to start over again and again due to my mental illness? I'm 26 now and still working on getting my bachelors degree. I had to... 8. How can I cope with my therapist being neutral? You know how you sometimes say “I want to punch them [abusers] in the face”? I really wish my therapist was... 9. How important would you say that a feeling of hope is in therapy? What role does it play for recovery and for the therapeutic process in general and in my case in particular? I've been in therapy for C-PTSD since... Kati's Books (in stores now) Traumatized https://geni.us/Bfak0j Are u ok? http://bit.ly/2s0mULy YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@katimorton & https://www.youtube.com/@OTDM Amazon Suggestions https://www.amazon.com/shop/katimorton Online Therapy I do not currently offer online therapy. My sponsor BetterHelp can connect you with a licensed, online counselor, please visit: https://betterhelp.com/kati Patreon https://www.katimorton.com/kati-morton-patreon/ Business Contact Linnea Toney email@example.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askkatianything/support
For this episode, I speak with Cheryl Green and Thomas Reid, both fantastic podcasters. Cheryl Green has worked as an Access Artist, making creative and immersive captions for 10 years and audio description for five years. She brings her lived experiences of chronic illness and invisible disabilities to her access work with independent content creators and awesome, disability-focused organizations, including Superfest International Disability Film Festival, Disability Visibility Project, and Kinetic Light. She has made several documentary films and produces and transcribes her podcast, Pigeonhole. Thomas Reid Shortly after becoming blind in 2004, Thomas Reid decided to re-ignite a dormant interest in audio production. After years of combining his interest in audio with advocacy, he was selected as an Association of Independence in Radio New Voice Scholar in 2014. During that same year, he began his podcast Reid My Mind Radio - featuring compelling people impacted by all degrees of blindness and disability. Occasionally, he shares stories from his own experience as a man adjusting to becoming Blind as an adult. Thanks for listening, and if you haven't already, please give us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.Pod Access Survey: https://bit.ly/PODAccessOtter.ai Transcript: https://otter.ai/u/PbL6YiMBIHnsG3ZioVzBfucoFKgPDF Transcript: https://3bd6e695-b492-4878-afa9-f79d8b09e0c4.usrfiles.com/ugd/3bd6e6_1f8953f530fb4035a0028b53af6c7f34.pdfShow Notes: https://bit.ly/TI-Pod-AccessCover Art Image Description: black background; think inclusive logo in the top left; rainbow-colored waves overlayed with headshots of Cheryl Green and Thomas Reid; text reads: Cheryl Green & Thomas Reid, Pod Access; MCIE logo in the bottom rightCreditsThink Inclusive is written, edited, and sound designed by Tim Villegas and is produced by MCIE.Original music by Miles Kredich.Support Think Inclusive by becoming a patron! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Summary:As we move through our grief, we realize support is likely the most needed resource. Occasionally we find a way to create a legacy to those we love. Bryan Jung has done just that, for the niche of those who lost a parent when they were just a child. This is Why is Bryan's legacy in memory of his father. Bryan recognized the power of storytelling and offers a safe space for you to tell your story. Listen to Bryan's story and feel his passion to be a resource for others.Notes:This Is Why is an endeavor Bryan created with passion and the love for his father, who died just before his 11th birthday. He feels he was blessed with the ability to mature very quickly for his age and early on was able to appreciate life and its meaning, his purpose, and what he needed to do to make my family proud. His passion for This is Why shows clearly as he speaks about it. His hope is to grow the This Is Why community and support more & more people globally over the years. Born & raised around the Seattle area, Bryan graduated from the University of Washington with a focus in Information Systems at the Michael G. Foster School of Business. He is currently a Data Engineer at Amazon. Contact:firstname.lastname@example.orgFacebook: As I Live and GrieveInstagram: @asiliveandgrieveTo Reach Bryan:Website: ThisisWhy.lifeEmail: email@example.com Credits: Music by Kevin MacLeod
Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast
OVERVIEW: "When the customer comes first, the customer will last." - Robert Half Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner, and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast, talks about the Value Ladder, a vital strategy to scale your business. In this episode, Jason shares the importance of the Value Ladder, how it can increase Customer Lifetime Value, and the examples of services included in his Value Ladder. Tune in until the end to learn more about Jason's upcoming services and book launch! 3 KEY POINTS: No matter your business, always have free content or services available to your customers. The biggest challenge for clinic owners is marketing, lead generation, and customer retention. The Value Ladder helps you increase your Customer Lifetime Value. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Jason enumerates various products and services that are part of his Value Ladder. The Value Ladder consists of low-level to high-level services. With each step up the value ladder, the higher the investment and the higher the value for the customers. The first step in Jason's Value Ladder is free services such as his Podcast and Newsletters. The second step is Jason's book, "Clinic Launch Secrets," launching soon. The third step is Jason's courses: Ketamine Academy, IV Therapy Academy, and the newly launched Med Spa Launch Academy. Jason and his team are working on tiers even higher than that, such as SEO tools and Mastermind events. No matter the kind of business you own, always have free content or services available to your customers. Jason recommends sharing free content on YouTube as it's the second-largest search engine run by Google. People with much business experience realize that when you pay more, you gain more. As a customer with free content, you must do all the work yourself. However, when you pay more, you're paying for best practices to save yourself from potential mistakes of financial losses. Not everyone immediately jumps to the higher tiers. They may start with the free content or services and then move up when they're interested in more advanced services. The biggest challenge for clinic owners is the marketing of their service, lead generation, and customer retention. The essence of the Value Ladder is to keep your patients coming back or the Lifetime Customer Value (LCV). Jason will be hosting a virtual event on May 3-5. To get notified, text Jason at 407-972-0084. TWEETABLE QUOTES: "If nobody knows about your business, you won't have any customers. The best way to get yourself out there is through free or low-cost entry points." – Jason A. Duprat "Once you've demonstrated your results, expertise, and excellent customer service, your customers will want to keep coming back." – Jason A. Duprat CONNECT WITH JASON DUPRAT LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Join our Facebook group: https://jasonduprat.com/group RESOURCES Want to become a Ketamine Therapy provider? Enroll NOW in The Ketamine Academy course: https://ketamineacademy.com/presentation Sign up for one of our free business start-up Masterclasses by heading over to https://jasonduprat.com/freemasterclass Have a healthcare business question? Want to request a podcast topic? Text me at 407-972-0084 and I'll add you to my contacts. Occasionally, I'll share important announcements and answer your questions as well. I'm excited to connect with you! Do you enjoy our podcast? Leave a rating and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/hea Don't want to miss an episode? Subscribe and follow: https://followthepodcast.com/hea RELATED EPISODES: 241: TACTICAL TUESDAY: 5 WAYS TO SCALE & EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS MARKET #205: CHEN YEN: LEVERAGING EDUCATION TO GROW & SCALE HOLISTIC CARE PRACTICES #286: HOW TO CREATE AN AMAZING OFFER AND INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR SERVICES (PART 2) #HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #healthcare #HealthcareBoss #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #podcast #businessgrowth #teamgrowth #digitalbusiness
Grace Community Church Memphis Podcasts
Occasionally at Grace Community Church, we study selected Scripture passages that do not fit into a particular sermon series. These selected sermons allow us the opportunity to address the concerns of a particular passage in the preaching/teaching ministry of Grace Community Church.
As the OBR does the usual "4 Saturday Mock Drafts" with guests from across the Browns community, Jake is back doing his mock live with you for your Saturday podcast each week until the draft. He quickly goes through his selections and the reasoning behind each. Occasionally there will be some scouting reports tied to these with key prospects or some draft-specific guests. Today's mock presumes the Browns bring in a big-name DT in free agency and fill in some other holes ahead of the draft. Then we get two big trades in this one to bolster 2024 picks as well. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST OBR 4 SATURDAY MOCK ARTICLE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Many people believe that success in real estate is all about hitting it big with a few big deals. While it's certainly true that a few major wins can boost your career, the key to long-term success is consistency. In this 41st episode of The Process Podcast, Preston and Travis discuss the importance of consistency in your life and the power of developing effective habits that will propel you forward in your career. They'll also share some practical strategies on how to optimize your workflow for maximum efficiency without sacrificing quality. If you're looking to build a thriving real estate career or simply seeking to improve your productivity, this episode is definitely for you!
Most films are made purely for entertainment. Occasionally, you have a film that's made entirely to catch an active serial killer. That's the case with the 1971 slasher flick THE ZODIAC KILLER, an abysmal film that only exists because its director hoped to catch the actual Zodiac at the film's premiere. Hosted by Caleb Leger and Connor Eyzaguirre Music by Cooley Cal New episodes every Friday! Don't miss THE FILMGAZM PODCAST every Wednesday and OSCAR SUNDAY every Sunday! E-mail us at email@example.com, subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Amazon Music, or Anchor.fm, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or leave a comment below if there's a movie you want us to review! Visit https://www.filmgazm.com for movie reviews, articles, podcasts, and trailers of upcoming movies. DISCLAIMER - We do not own nor do we pretend to own any posters, artwork, or trailers. We mean only to review and discuss movies. All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-filmgazm-podcast/support
Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast
OVERVIEW: “You don't build a business, you build people, then people build the business.” – Zig Ziglar Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner, and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast, sits down with Eric Morin, Wealth and Business coach, Forbes Speaker, Author, and CEO & Founder of Tower Leadership. Eric's passion and wisdom for business are like no other, with expertise able to scale businesses up to tenfold in revenue. In this episode, we dive into the mind of this business expert, his story of becoming one, and his timeless advice for healthcare entrepreneurs. 3 KEY POINTS: Hire great talent and build great teams who can run the show. Solidify your business' Executive and Operations roles. Reflect on "Why" you need to scale your business and build a financial strategy around that. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Eric is an entrepreneur by nature and has always had a passion for business. He did consulting work for companies with up to $20 million in Revenue by himself. When he started a Dental Practice, he grew and scaled it so quickly that specialists asked him to help other general practitioners. They've taken people from $9 million to $100 million in revenue in 12 months. He considers taking his passion for business, finance, and math to help people grow to be "a lot of fun." During their start-up stages, he would focus on the business aspects while his wife, a Dentist, would focus on all the medicine. As a start-up, they focused on two things: Pre-marketing to make sure they had patients lined up before opening the practice Assembling ang great team. Large company leaders think, "How do assemble the best team?" while smaller company leaders try to do everything themselves, significantly hindering a business' scaling pace. For Eric, the thing that attracts great talent is the opportunity to show their capabilities and build their future. Get your team excited to go with you by finding out and giving what they want and showing them where their future is headed. When getting a business partner, you must know that person, their paradigm, and their financial strategies. There are only two reasons to give up equity: Capabilities or Capital Does this person bring capital to the table? Do they have capabilities or knowledge you don't have? The Executive and Operations Roles must be 100% solid and locked in for a business to scale. So many healthcare practices that scale do not track what made them great. Eric's method for scaling a business is first to identify "why" you want to scale, then to create a financial strategy around that. As capital rises, Growth Eats Cash. As you grow, it requires more cash, and you'll need a cash flow management strategy. Leadership teams in organizations can use scorecards to measure key metrics and determine whether the practice is on pace. Eric mentions the book "Measure What Matters" by John Doerr, which talks about systems such as OKRs that have integral in large organizations. Eric's business, Tower Leadership, works with healthcare entrepreneurs who have hit a roadblock and are trying to grow and scale. TWEETABLE QUOTES: “Past success doesn't always equate to future success." – Eric Morin "There are only two reasons that you should ever give up equity: Capabilities or Capital." – Eric Morin CONNECT WITH JASON DUPRAT LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Join our Facebook group: https://jasonduprat.com/group RESOURCES Want to become an IV Nutritional Therapy provider? JOIN our FREE masterclass: https://ivtherapyacademy.com/podcast Sign up for one of our free business start-up Masterclasses by heading over to https://jasonduprat.com/freemasterclass Have a healthcare business question? Want to request a podcast topic? Text me at 407-972-0084 and I'll add you to my contacts. Occasionally, I'll share important announcements and answer your questions as well. I'm excited to connect with you! Do you enjoy our podcast? Leave a rating and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/hea Don't want to miss an episode? Subscribe and follow: https://followthepodcast.com/hea RELATED EPISODES: #242: AARON LEBAUER: SCALING IMPACT & INCOME WITH A CASH-BASED PRACTICE #302: THE 3 LEVELS OF DELEGATION: WHAT GOOD LEADERS DO THAT SEPARATE THEM FROM BAD LEADERS WITH RICHARD WINTERS #HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #healthcare #HealthcareBoss #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #podcast #businessgrowth #teamgrowth #digitalbusiness
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We pay a lot of attention to our romantic relationships. Whether it's selecting a mate or maintaining one's relationship with them. Apps make millions of dollars promising to streamline this process. Hundreds of books are published every year telling us how to do it better. And don't get me wrong: long-term romantic partnerships are hard, no doubt. But that difficulty is not lost on us. Multiple industries are designed around giving us tools to help overcome it. It's something we spend a lot of effort on trying to do better.But what about friendship? We also know it's important, sure. But we don't give friendships the same treatment as our romantic relationships. There are no holidays meant to carve out time to express appreciation toward our friends. A few books are written each year about Platonic friendship, but far fewer than those about romantic relationships. And yet friendship is one of the most important aspects of our lives. In some ways, it's even more important than the handful of long-term romantic partners we'll have in our lifetime.This, at least, is the claim made in a recent book by my guest today, Robin Dunbar. Robin is a legendary figure within social and evolutionary psychology. He is perhaps best known for the idea of Dunbar's number: the number of stable, close relationships an individual can maintain is reliably right around 150. But from the broadest level, the major question of Robin's work asks, “What do our circles of friendships look like? What should they look like?”The way that I've come to think about the core of Robin's research is that we all face the same fundamental problem: limited resources. Specifically, limited time. Each of us has to choose how we're going to allocate our limited time to work, family, hobbies, exercise, friendships, and all the other activities and pursuits which we'd like to do. Often when our temporal resources become scarce, the first thing to get cut are our friendships. Friendships don't come with urgent deadlines. We know our friends—our true ones at least—will forgive us if we don't see them as often as we'd like. After all, we've both got a lot going on. What all this adds up to is that the disintegration of friendships over the course of adult life feels all but inevitable.And yet—most of what is known scientifically about friendships is not generally discussed. For example, you have probably heard of Dunbar's 150 figure. But that's not the only important number. There are layers here. Essentially, Dunbar's research shows there are concentric circles of friendships, beginning with your five most intimate friendships, then fifteen close friends, fifty good friends, 150 general friends, then 500 acquaintances, 1500 known names, and 5000 known faces. There's a mountain of evidence showing that these numbers are consistent across cultures—even with the advent of social media. In other words, there's a connection between the quantity of friends we have at any given level and the quality of relationship we should have with them. Maintaining this balancing act has huge consequences for us across all aspects of our well-being.Personally, I believe the acquisition and maintaining of friendships is one of the greatest challenges of adult life. It's especially difficult in a post-pandemic world, where we're less tied down to living in a single place and more free to work in other locations. The cost of this flexibility is increased loneliness. We find ourselves adrift from the usual social rhythms of life which we humans are used to. But unfortunately, the problem of solid friendships is one we spend almost no time trying to solve.Robin's book is Friends: Understanding the Power of our Most Important Relationships. It's out now.[This interview has been edited and condensed. Full conversation available via the podcast.]In the beginning of your book, you present your thesis on why friendship matters. A lot of the evidence you marshal has to do with some pretty convincing studies. Could you say a little bit about what those studies show, and present that argument for why friendship matters so much?One of the big surprises of the last 15, maybe 20, years has been the absolute deluge of studies—some of them short-term cross-sectional, many of them long-term studies— showing that the single best predictor of your mental health and well-being, your physical health and well-being, and even how long you live into the future is determined by one factor and one factor alone. And that's the number and quality of close friendships you have.So typically, this number would be about five people. In collaboration with a bunch of people in Denmark, we did a big study across 13 European countries. We looked at the likelihood that somebody would develop symptoms of depression in the future, and asked what factors predicted that development. What seemed to preserve you from falling prey to depression in the future was having about five close friends and family. So if you had fewer than that, you're more likely to develop symptoms of depression. And if you have more than that, you are more likely to develop symptoms of depression.But there was an alternative. And that was volunteering in a social context, or helping out in a charity shop, or being involved with helping running the scouts, or helping with flowers at your local church, or being involved with a political party—any of those kinds of things that were essentially social activities. So if you had about three of those that was as good as having about five friends, and they were kind of interchangeable. But you couldn't add them together. You couldn't have five friends and three voluntary activities, and hope to live forever—because you wouldn't.And the reason is very simple. It's the reason why having more than about five or six friends isn't really very good for you. It's that you spread yourself too thinly among these people involved in the social environments. So having a smaller number where you can really get to know the people and be engaged with them—that's what's beneficial. If you try and spread yourself too thinly, you don't create relationships of the quality that's necessary to buffer you against things like depression.One of your core ideas has to do with what you call the seven pillars of friendship. These are: having the same language, growing up in the same location, having the same educational and career experiences, having the same hobbies and interests, having the same worldview, the same sense of humor, and the same musical tastes. It's clear how these can play out in face-to-face interactions. But what does this mean for remote friendships—the kind of modern friendships we try to maintain digitally across distance?Okay, so the evidence is both good and bad. Because there's no such thing as Nirvana in the world, everything has a benefit and a drawback. The upside is that, from our work, it seems that different media of interaction—ranging from face-to-face, Zoom video calls, telephone, texts, or emails—are kind of substitutable in terms of how many friendships they allow you to maintain. Because we see exactly the same layers, with exactly the same frequencies of contact, in data from all of these environments, suggesting that they all work pretty much in the same way, and are subject to the same limitations.In other words, just because you use Facebook doesn't create the opportunity to have 1000s of friends—true friends. In your social network, yes, you can be connected to 1000s of people on Facebook. But you're connected to 1000s of people in the everyday world. Some of them we call them friends and family. Some of them we call acquaintances. Some of them we call just people we know—we don't know much about them, but they're part of our social environment. For people who have a very large number of friends on Facebook, a lot of those are in that category.But it seems that there's still something missing in terms of our satisfaction of relationships in those kinds of environments—like Facebook or Zoom—compared to those we have face-to-face. And that seems to be primarily because what's missing is touch. And we use touch constantly with our close friends and family, perhaps out to the 50-person layer of our social network. We don't go around hugging strangers usually, or anything like that. We're very circumspect in who we do it with. But for those, whom we regard as good friends, intimate friends, we do an awful lot of very casual—what's generally referred to now as soft taps and hugs, strokes, pats on the knee, perhaps around the shoulder, all these kinds of things goes on constantly if you just watch people in an informal social environment. And that seems to be very important in creating this sense of relationship quality.I sometimes say, if you want to know how somebody really feels about you, then see the way they touch you—stroke, pat, hug, whatever. This gives you a better sense of what they mean, or what you mean to them, than 1000 words that they might say to you. And that's because words are slippery things. We're very good at saying what we don't mean and making it sound extremely plausible. But it's very difficult to lie in the way you touch somebody, perhaps because it's so, so intimate. So there are those kind of drawbacks, which clearly Zoom and Facebook and anything else you can think of are never quite going to overcome. I just don't see how they can do it.You recently co-authored a paper in Nature Human Behaviour on social isolation and the brain in the pandemic era. Certainly, there was something anomalous with social life during the COVID years. But with the post-pandemic switch to remote work and outsourcing more and more of one's social interactions to online—all the drawbacks, such as lack of touch—what do you think the role of loneliness is in modern life? And how does that play out for us today?John Cacioppo, the late neuroscientist, pointed out that the feeling of loneliness act as an alarm bell. The alarm means you're not meeting enough people: get out and do something, or go find a friend. It's not very good for you to experience loneliness, because it exposes you to the risk of increasing downward spiral of depression. And that has knock-on consequences for physical illnesses, as well as mental health and well-being. So it really is kind of the signal or reminder to for you to try and do something to restore your social environment.The problem is, of course, that's not easy to do. We've suffered from a pandemic of loneliness, particularly in the 20-somethings age cohort, for the better part of 30 years now. It's really surfaced in the big cities in terms of people having their first job after leaving university. Your whole life up to that point has basically been cocooned in a ready-made social environment at school. You had a bunch of people who would make perfectly decent friends. You're used to having potential friends on demand all the time. You go to university and live in student halls or something like that—it's kind of bumpy to begin with, while you just get your feet under the table. But very quickly, you build up friendship circles, because they're there 24/7 and you're seeing a lot of them.Then suddenly you graduate. You get a job in London, New York, or Los Angeles—wherever. And you don't even know where to go to meet people. All the people at work who are the only people you meet regularly already have their sexual lives sewn up. Some of them have families, and they want to get back at five o'clock. Even the ones that don't have families, they've already got their friends and circles and the things they do on an evening with them.So we've had this tendency for the newcomers in businesses or government departments or whatever to be thrown in completely at the deep end with nowhere to go, and it's caused this pandemic of loneliness. It's not good for employees. And it's not good for employers. Everybody's been looking at this going, “We've got a problem. What are we going to do?”One solution is to make the work environment a social environment, which is what they used to be. Until perhaps 50 years ago, when new management practices came in, most big companies had their own social clubs, their tennis clubs, theatre clubs, football clubs, where people hung out after work. And that created this sense of belonging, and a sense of community. And of course, when you came new to that company, or, or business or whatever, you were thrown straight into this social environment where it was safe, everybody knew everybody else, everybody was on the same page. They all shared a lot of their seven pillars of friendship in common simply by being employees in that same environment. And it was a good place to make friends. Some Silicon Valley companies have done that in an encouraging way. But it's not the norm. We can't let it continue, this widespread loneliness. Because it's not good for business. And it's not good for individuals.I'd like to ask you about the difference between a strong romantic relationship and a strong friendship relationship. What does a romantic relationship require that friendship does not?Not a lot. In terms of emotional content, they seem to be very similar. Obviously, romantic relationships tend to have a sexual component to them—which is, by and large, absent in Platonic friendships.But there are important gender differences here, particularly with our closest friends. What you find is that women, in particular, commonly have a” best friend forever,” who's another woman, as well as the romantic partner. Occasionally, about 15% of the time, there'll be another male—a male rather than a female—but most of them typically have a best friend who is a female. The opposite is the case for guys. They will tend to have a male best friend, sometimes a female best friend. But the quality of those relationships is very, very different to the quality of best friends that you find with female “best friends forever.” They're much more casual, and they tend to have been around a lot longer. They tend to date back to kind of high school or college period. If you look at people in their mid 40s, they'll say, “Yes, I've known him since we were at school together, that's my best friend.”In contrast to these kind of best friends, Platonic friends tend to be much more recent. Best friends are more stable than both Platonic friendships and romantic partners—which tend to have a lot more turnover. So female best friendships and romantic partners, they're very fragile in that sense. They're based on deep trust, and therefore you tolerate infringements of that trust. Until it happens once too often, you've had enough and then that's it. And then you have catastrophic breakdown. Whereas in general, other kinds of friends and men's best friends tend to just drift apart.One final question. What are three books that have most influenced the way you think?Actually, I'm going to point in a slightly different direction in terms of what influenced me and offer up the following three.One is a Victorian spoof. Not too many people know about it. It's called Flatland. And it was written by a couple of guy masquerading under the pseudonym “A Square.” It is a kind of spoof on hierarchies in society. So it imagine the world consists of different kinds of dimensions. So you're a two dimensional person, and you enter into this world where one dimensional people are dots and three dimensional people are cubes—and you're trying to negotiate this strange social world. It's a reminder that your particular viewpoint or your particular culture is not necessarily the ultimate good thing. You should take other cultures at face value and enjoy them, get to know them and understand them—in the sense of how the square would have to understand the cube world or the one dimensional world.As a second book, I'm going to pick T.S. Eliot's poetry. I actually studied Eliot in high school for my high school final exams (A Levels as we call them here). I think he's just the most amazing poet who ever came our way. In many ways: mentally complex, and extremely well read, and immensely deep.As the last choice, I'm actually going to pick something I'm sure nobody's ever heard of. It's the Irish writer Brendan Behan's semi-autobiographical book called Hold Your Hour and Have Another. It just has that Irish flow and fun—that sense of fun and “life is a gas,” as the as the saying goes. It's just wonderfully well-written little vignettes on his experiences in life. Great guy: he died very young, at the age of 41. Same age actually as the other greatest poet ever, Dylan Thomas, the Welsh poet, who I might otherwise have included, because his sense of observation is absolutely extraordinary. T.S. Eliot is more internal and intellectualizing and looking at himself. Dylan Thomas's observations on the foibles of other people is just unbelievable in his way with words. It's just beautiful. It's absolutely fantastic stuff. So you get four for the price of one.Robin Dunbar, thank you so much for taking the time to talk today.You're very welcome. It's been great fun.[I hope you find something good for your next read. If you happen to find it through the above links, I get a referral fee. Thanks!] This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit codykommers.substack.com/subscribe
Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast
OVERVIEW: Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner, and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast, talks about the Product Life Cycle and what it means for your business. In this episode, we'll learn how Cash Generation ties in with Cash Usage as Jason elaborates on the Growth Share Matrix and its four quadrants. Tune into this episode to learn more about leveraging your business income! 3 KEY POINTS: Cash Cows are the golden goose that funds your businesses. What you earn from Cash Cows is invested into “Question Marks.” Question Marks either become “Stars” or “Dogs.” EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Jason uses the BCG matrix, a diagram that helps to put things into perspective what big companies go through when they have multiple products and divisions, and they're trying to work towards the following product or service line. This applies to you if you have a business, big or small, whatever industry. The BCG Matrix is also referred to as the Growth Share Matrix. Stay tuned on YouTube for the Video version of the episode showcasing the diagram. The matrix is a Four-Quadrant Graph, having X and Y axes. The X-axis represents Cash Generation. The Y-axis represents Cash Usage. In the bottom-left corner, with Low Cash Usage & High Cash Generation, is what's called a "Cash Cow." If you want to keep growing, you have to leverage the revenue from your Cash Cow to start a new product or service line. The problem with cash cows is that the product can die down. The delivery can get stale, and new competition can come in." You can't just sit on one Cash Cow and expect it to last forever. What most businesses do is they'll invest the money earned from that Cash Cow. In the top-right corner, with Low Cash Generation & High Cash Usage, is the "Question Mark." You invest in this product or service to build it up. Everything starts as a question mark at some point. From a Question mark, it can quickly move over to a Star (top-left, High Cash Generation & High Cash Usage) or a dog (bottom-right, Low Cash Generation & Low Cash Usage). If you're very experienced, most of your question marks will turn into Stars, which is high in Cash Generation but also needs a good amount of Cash to operate continuously. Throughout the episode, Jason discusses different services they're working on as an example of how to leverage the BCG Matrix. While this isn't a hard rule, Jason suggests not putting all your time and investment into "Dogs" because that's not where the business growth opportunities are. Solving your existing customers' problems is much better for ROI and increases your Customer Lifetime Value (CLV). TWEETABLE QUOTES: "The Cash Cow is what your business leverages to produce the income necessary to develop, add, create, or build additional products or services." – Jason A. Duprat "Start with just one or two products or services. If you get really good at those, at some point, you're going to develop a Cash Cow." – Jason A. Duprat CONNECT WITH JASON DUPRAT LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube Email: email@example.com Join our Facebook group: https://jasonduprat.com/group RESOURCES Want to become a Ketamine Therapy provider? Enroll NOW in The Ketamine Academy course: https://ketamineacademy.com/presentation Sign up for one of our free business start-up Masterclasses by heading over to https://jasonduprat.com/freemasterclass Have a healthcare business question? Want to request a podcast topic? Text me at 407-972-0084, and I'll add you to my contacts. Occasionally, I'll share important announcements and answer your questions as well. I'm excited to connect with you! Do you enjoy our podcast? Leave a rating and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/hea Don't want to miss an episode? Subscribe and follow: https://followthepodcast.com/hea RELATED EPISODES: #226: TACTICAL TUESDAY: CREATE FINANCIAL FREEDOM THROUGH PSEUDO PASSIVE INCOME #204: TACTICAL TUESDAY: 4 WAYS TO BUILD YOUR BOTTOM LINE THROUGH CASH-BASED SERVICES #122: TACTICAL TUESDAY: ACQUIRING YOUR COMPETITION #HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #healthcare #HealthcareBoss #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #podcast #businessgrowth #teamgrowth #digitalbusiness
Hun, Babe, Sweetie, Darlin', Lovey--These are all pet names you might hear between couples and family members. Occasionally we encounter them among employees in the workplace and from service workers to their customers. Some find it disrespectful to be called a pet name by someone they barely know. In certain regions of the country, it's more acceptable. There's a lot to unpack about using familiar endearing terms with people in your circle. Join us for this thought-provoking discussion. Send us your thoughts, firstname.lastname@example.org. Ethics and Etiquette is a thought-provoking dialogue about everyday dilemmas. We hope our discussions will help you examine your choices and exercise your own ethical muscles. The podcast is presented by author and host Marna Ashburn; wife, mother, and attorney Kelly Halligan Zimmerman; and Mike Derrick, a retired Army Officer, combat vet, and father of four. New episodes are posted on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Visit our Instagram @ethicsetiquette and our website www.ethicsandetiquette.com.
Charbroiled Chats: Conversations Among Friends
Good friends talking about everything in general and nothing in particular. Occasionally thoughtful, often silly, mostly inconsequential.Charbroiled Chats won't change your life but it might make your day.GRACE is a foodie who hates to cook, a Japanophile who has never been to Japan, a movie and music fan who denigrates Hollywood rom-coms and jazz, and a lover of celebrity gossip who doesn't give a rat's ass about celebrities.BAYLIE grew up in the Big Apple but now enjoys a quiet life in the Finger Lakes. Still searching for what she wants to be when she grows up, she fills her time with reading, tackling crossword puzzles, making fuzzy baby blankets and walking with her dog. Not an overly talkative or extroverted person, she often wonders how she ended up on a podcast.WALLY is a fan of F1, dogs and corn fritters. He enjoys talking pictures and taking pictures. He invented podcasting in 1965.---Instagram: charbroiledchatsTwitter: @CharbroiledCFacebook: email@example.com---The Black Cat by Aaron Kenny from the YouTube Audio LibraryEmail Grace, Baylie & Wally at firstname.lastname@example.org. Unlike most celebrities, we read and respond to every email.Email Grace, Baylie and/or Wally at email@example.com. Unlike most celebrities, we read and respond to every email.
As the OBR does their usual "4 Saturday Mock Drafts" with guests from across the Browns community, Jake will be doing his mock live with you for your Saturday podcast each week until the draft. He quickly goes through his selections and the reasoning behind each. Occasionally there will be some scouting reports tied to these with key prospects or some draft-specific guests. Today's mock presumes the Browns bring in a big-name DT in free agency. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST OBR 4 SATURDAY MOCK ARTICLE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast
OVERVIEW: “Good things happen to those who hustle.” – Anais Nin Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner, and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast, talks about the proper way to execute your side hustle. Coming from experience, Jason shares how side hustles should be done discreetly and wisely when you have a full-time job and the possible consequences of not doing so. Tune in until the end to hear about Jason's upcoming mastermind and book launch! 3 KEY POINTS: When starting your side hustle: Don't burn bridges. Do it discreetly. Do it wisely. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Many individuals start their side hustles while working full-time for an employer. Make sure you're not burning bridges along the way. Be careful not to let your employer find out about your side hustle, as they could view it as you not being fully committed to your job. In the worst-case scenario, you might get an ultimatum from your employer. If you are pursuing a side hustle, do it discreetly without revealing the details to everyone. Many start their side hustles to leave their full-time job eventually. Once their business is enough to sustain their cost of living, they transition out of their job, which is what Jason did. To do your side hustle discreetly, refrain from doing things that will draw a lot of attention to you being the business owner, such as having your name in the business and having your face revealed on the business' website. Share your business ideas and express your enthusiasm only to your clients, team, and family, not your co-workers. Jason highly encourages you to start a side hustle. There are substantial tax advantages, your business could scale and exceed the income from your full-time job, it is fun and challenging, and you have complete autonomy. This March, Jason will be launching his book entitled "Clinic Launch Secrets." Jason will be providing more details soon. TWEETABLE QUOTES: "I encourage you to definitely start those side hustles because they can be life-changing." – Jason A. Duprat "If you're pursuing a side hustle while having a full-time job, I recommend discreetly doing it." – Jason A. Duprat CONNECT WITH JASON DUPRAT LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Join our Facebook group: https://jasonduprat.com/group RESOURCES ***Want to become a Ketamine Therapy provider? Enroll NOW in The Ketamine Academy course: https://ketamineacademy.com/presentation ***Want to become an IV Nutritional Therapy provider? JOIN our FREE masterclass: https://ivtherapyacademy.com/podcast Sign up for one of our free business start-up Masterclasses by heading over to https://jasonduprat.com/freemasterclass Have a healthcare business question? Want to request a podcast topic? Text me at 407-972-0084, and I'll add you to my contacts. Occasionally, I'll share important announcements and answer your questions as well. I'm excited to connect with you! Do you enjoy our podcast? Leave a rating and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/hea Don't want to miss an episode? Subscribe and follow: https://followthepodcast.com/hea RELATED EPISODES: #016: TACTICAL TUESDAY: LEVERAGING YOUR HEALTHCARE EDUCATION TO CREATE A SIDE HUSTLE #001: DR. LAURA GASPARIS VONFROLIO: FROM RN WITH TWO JOBS TO SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR & INVENTOR (PULSE CHECK #15) DON'T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB #HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #healthcare #HealthcareBoss #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #podcast #businessgrowth #teamgrowth #digitalbusiness
As the OBR does their usual "4 Saturday Mock Drafts" with guests from across the Browns community, Jake will be doing his mock live with you for your Saturday podcast each week until the draft. He quickly goes through his selections and the reasoning behind each. Occasionally there will be some scouting reports tied to these with key prospects or some draft-specific guests. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST OBR 4 SATURDAY MOCK ARTICLE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast
"The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate." – Andrew Carnegie. Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner, and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast, sits down with Trisha Talbot, Founder of Doc Properties and Real Estate Advisor in the Healthcare Space. In this episode, Trisha shares why it's always best to hire a competent Real Estate Professional: To help you make informed decisions, find the best deals, get the most out of your Real Estate, and many more. We also learn that NOT hiring a Real Estate professional backfired for some who chose to take matters into their own hands. 3 KEY POINTS: Hire Real Estate Professionals who can help you make well-informed Real Estate decisions. When getting into Real Estate, Hire an Accountant to help you with Tax Strategies. Never own any Real Estate, even your own residence, in your name. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Trisha has always been drawn to the performance-based atmosphere. She got into commercial Real Estate and worked with a developer that developed medical office buildings. This launched her into her current career. According to Trisha, one of the best things you can do, especially if you're an entrepreneur owning your own practice, is to own the Real Estate. It offers tax advantage, appreciates, is like another business line, and is safe because you're the tenant in the building. When you get into Real Estate, have an accountant to help you with tax strategies. Any time you own a building, you want to have a lease on it. Also, you'd want to pay yourself because the income from that lease is less than paying yourself W2 income which is taxed at a higher rate. If you buy a building and have to manage tenants, Trisha recommends hiring a Brokerage Firm to lease it out for you because they see more deals and know how to structure negotiations with changing market conditions. In the Triple Net Lease, since the tenant pays all the expenses, any increase in expenses is theirs to bear. You should never own a piece of Real Estate, or even your own residence, in your own name. There are some Trusts where you can put your assets to protect them from malpractice insurance. Find a Broker you can work with to make your life easier when looking into purchasing Real Estate properties. You can reach Trisha through her website, https://docproperties.com/, her email email@example.com, or her number 480-369-7983. Trisha does Healthcare Real Estate and helps Clinicians with, typically, their physician-owned Real Estate. She also does Corporate Representation work and tackles the investment side as well. TWEETABLE QUOTES: "Before you can really help somebody pick a piece of Real Estate, you need to understand why they need that Real Estate." – Trisha Talbot "You should never own a piece of Real Estate, even your own residence, in your name." – Trisha Talbot CONNECT WITH JASON DUPRAT LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Join our Facebook group: https://jasonduprat.com/group RESOURCES Want to become a Ketamine Therapy provider? Enroll NOW in The Ketamine Academy course: https://ketamineacademy.com/presentation Sign up for one of our free business start-up Masterclasses by heading to https://jasonduprat.com/freemasterclass. Have a healthcare business question? Want to request a podcast topic? Text me at 407-972-0084, and I'll add you to my contacts. Occasionally, I'll share important announcements and answer your questions as well. I'm excited to connect with you! Do you enjoy our podcast? Leave a rating and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/hea. Don't want to miss an episode? Subscribe and follow https://followthepodcast.com/hea. RELATED EPISODES: #171: DR. GURPREET PADDA: CREATING WEALTH WITH REAL ESTATE FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS #013: GENE GUARINO: HOW INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE AND ASSISTED LIVING DELIVERED SWEET SUCCESS #294: TURNING INCOME INTO ASSETS TO BUILD WEALTH WITH TOM WHEELWRIGHT (REBROADCAST) #HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #healthcare #HealthcareBoss #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #podcast #businessgrowth #teamgrowth #digitalbusiness