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Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood
3 Things Artists Do When We Don't Have Self-Confidence - EP 260

Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 32:05


As someone who works with many different artists, I see too many who don't trust themselves. It shows up in subtle ways and usually manifests as feelings of helplessness and inadequacy. Much of this struggle can be attributed to the fact that they don't trust the unique voice inside of them. Or they are completely unaware that this voice exists in the first place. On this episode, I want to challenge how you think about your confidence as an artist. I want you to feel empowered to create again. Don't waste another second weighed down by self-doubt! Outline of This Episode [0:52] The power of believing in your own capacity to “figure it out” [11:51] Learning to trust your own opinion and listen to your voice [25:55] Getting the most out of your “one wild and precious life” [31:07] Loving yourself and sharing your art Making one mark after the other Life doesn't come with an instruction manual. It would be great if there was a book that told us how to be successful in any situation, but it seems to be missing from Amazon's library. I know, I've looked. Sometimes self-confidence as an artist means trusting yourself enough to start the process even when you don't know how to succeed or even finish. The truth is you DON'T need to know all the ins and outs of something before you try it. The only way to know is to DO! That is why it's so crucial to develop your self-confidence. You need to trust yourself to “figure it out”! Practically, that just means figuring out what your "next best step" is in the process. By doing that, you create a result that can be measured and assessed. Now use that result to determine what worked, what didn't, and then plan your subsequent "next best step". Rinse, wash, repeat until what you're working on is finished! That may seem like an oversimplification, but what is painting except making one mark after the other? Self-confidence is the same way. It's an ever-strengthening foundation that creates its own upward spiral. The more we have faith in ourselves, the more we will accomplish because we won't let anyone or anything (including us) stand in our way. Your voice is trustworthy and you are enough Asking for feedback in creative spaces is a beautiful collaborative tool that can help you refine your artwork. However, have you ever asked for feedback already knowing what the answer is going to be? My guess is that when this happens you don't ask for feedback because you need an answer, you ask because you don't trust your own voice or opinion. You know exactly what your "next best step" is or even that the painting is done, but you still need external validation because somewhere along the way you believed the lie that you weren't enough. That someone else has to have the answer because there is no way you possibly could. When we constantly outsource validation to those around us we train ourselves to distrust our own ideas and intuition. We can't find authenticity in our artwork if we only trust other people's voices instead of our own. Know this in your soul, friend: Your voice is trustworthy and you are enough. Give life everything you've got Human existence is a juxtaposition of beauty and pain. Sometimes it's easy to get so distracted by the darkness that we forget to shine our light. A big part of having self-confidence as an artist is a willingness to share yourself and your art with the world. When you intentionally hide yourself and your art, it prevents you from accessing your truth and discovering your voice. The deeper part of yourself that says, “THIS is who I am." If you are someone who feels like they don't have a voice and struggles with authenticity, ask yourself, "Am I holding back?" "Is a fear of rejection and failure keeping me from discovering all that I am and that I can be?" My encouragement for fellow artists stuck in this place is to live life to the fullest. Keep creating even if you never see the impact. Keep pushing, growing, evolving, and becoming until your very last breath. You only get one chance to live, so don't wait. Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Book)  Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter

As Told By Nomads
607: The Business of Bookkeeping with Tiffani Higgins

As Told By Nomads

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 28:46


In today's episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join me and Tiffani Higgins as we find out more about the underestimated lucrative business of Bookkeeping. Tune in as Tiffani explains how she made possible her own remote bookkeeping business, the market for bookkeeping companies, what Bookkeeping has allowed her and her students' lives, the application of an entrepreneurial mindset, and so much more.Is quitting a must to grow an entrepreneurial mindset?Shifting to entrepreneurship when you're working as an employee takes a lot of things that need to be different. The first thing you look into when doing so is your mindset. When becoming an entrepreneur, accountability becomes—all of a sudden—your most loved/hated thing. That accountability holds you responsible for every decision made.A very common topic that most entrepreneurs go through in decision-making is about resignation or letting go of your W-2 job. But is quitting a must to grow an entrepreneurial mindset? The answer is no. For Tiffani, this kind of mindset equips you even as an employee. If you look at your work in that fashion, having an entrepreneurial mindset helps you tap into more opportunities at work.About Tiffani Higgins:Tiffani Higgins is a CPA and mom of 5, and former bookkeeping business owner. After 4 years of experiencing all the amazing benefits that a virtual bookkeeping business provided to her family, she decided to launch the Stay-at-Home Bookkeeper Academy where she could teach other busy moms to follow in her footsteps and create their ideal lifestyle so they could have their cake and eat it too. This allowed families to build wealth while still getting to experience every one of their children's milestones.Outline of the episode:[03:22]Unlearning the idea of success and redefining it[04:37] When we set timelines that don't match everyone's lifestyle…[05:40]What is bookkeeping?[08:47]Bookkeeping is a necessity to every business[12:14]The slightest difference can result in significant outcomes[15:22]Besides your revenue, bookkeepers help you focus on profit![17:39]Tiffani Higgins – on the employee-to-entrepreneur mindset shift[19:41]What Tiffani's bookkeeping business allowed in her life[22:22]How do I find clients as a new entrepreneur?[25:23] Did the pandemic affect the bookkeeping industry?Resources:Bookkeeper Academy: https://www.stayathomebookkeeper.com/start-a-virtual-bookkeeping-businessLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffanihiggins/Connect with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast on:Personal Website: https://tayorockson.comUYD Management: https://uydmanagement.com/UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.com/uyd-collectiveLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tayorockson Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/TayoRockson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Hillside Fellowship Podcast
Church Series 2022 - A Radically Connected Community | Gen 2:18, 3:10; 2 Cor 5:21; John 13:35

Hillside Fellowship Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 48:18


Every church has a culture: how it's like that body to act and interact with others.  Many people consume and complain about culture. At Hillside we want to invite you to collaborate, to create a Christ centered, compassionate, caring place where people can grow in Jesus!For this week's Outline and Community Group questions, download our app or visit hillsidefellowship.org, click on Sermon Archive and find today's sermon.Support the show (https://hillsidefellowship.org/give/)

My Business On Purpose
548: Full Day Training Program Sample Outline

My Business On Purpose

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 7:58


The final details were settled around 8:17 this morning when Gerrick Taylor looked out over the room filled with Taylor's 41 employees and was about ready to kick off Taylor's fourth annual full team offsite training day.   Just four years ago, he thought he had lost his mind at the idea of closing down all Taylor's retail locations.  The calculation was steep; full wages for all Taylor's employees that day while posting zero revenue throughout the entire day. The model did not make sense on paper, but he knew a larger investment needed to be made; an investment in people…in relationships. Taylor's began almost twenty years ago on the side of the main road in Lexington, SC when Gerrick received a tractor trailer load of pine straw from his Dad.  As a High School teacher and football coach, Gerrick was looking to make a little extra cash on the side. His goal was to sell four trailer loads of pine straw that summer.  Summer ended with over thirty trailer loads being sold by one person, with one phone number before and after summer football responsibilities.  It was a grind. After trying to juggle school, coaching, and the entrepreneur's reality, Gerrick decided to leave teaching and coaching and put all of his time and attention towards growing what would eventually become Taylor's Landscape Supply and Nursery. For years Gerrick led a small band of employees with a grinders spirit; do what needed to be done when it needed to be done.  If you run into a problem, cross that bridge when you come to it.  It worked… for a while.  Over a decade later, Taylor's was becoming “too much plane for one man to fly”.   Back in 2015, Gerrick went through a process where he made an intentional decision to begin working ON his business, taking time to step off of the lot, out of a tractor, and sit down to articulate where he wanted to go (vision), how he would get there (values), and why it was important (mission). After articulating the purpose of Taylor's he then began the long, methodical, weight-lifting-like process of identifying and building the necessary systems and processes that Taylor's would need to bust through the ceiling and grow. Gerrick realized that people crave structure…they also crave repetition and clarity. Taylor's became a hallmark of weekly team meetings, stand up team huddles, helpful checklists, and accountability.  Something deeper was still needed in order to create a glue-like connection among the team. In 2018, Taylor's held its first ever full-day, shut-down-the-business, all-get-in-a-room, offsite team training day. It was good.  It was not life-changing, because it did not need to be.  It was not cause for a circus.  It was simply…good in a very healthy, solid, beneficial way. Gerrick realized that thoughtful, repetitious, fundamentals are often more powerful long-term, than short-term bursts of creative brilliance. Aesop reminds us the “Tortoise kept going slowly and steadily, and after time, passed the place where the Hare was sleeping…(and the Hare) could not overtake the Tortoise in time.” Slowly and steadily.  Year one… two… three… now year four. The only magic in a Taylor's training day is this… it happens each year with purpose and an agenda. Your team needs a time to break away from the day to day, and to be trained together.  Other conferences are fine, but not like the value that a business team only gathering can provide over the course of one full day together with learning, conversation, workshops, meals, and happy hour. What are the keys to building a great annual offsite? First, articulate the purpose of your one day off-site. What do you want to accomplish?  What do you want your team to walk away with? How do you hope they feel, think, or act?   Whatever… WHATEVER comes to mind, write it down and allow that to determine the next key to developing a great one day off-site meeting. Second, set the day on your calendar and draft a simple agenda. What day will it be?  Look at the flow of your year, is there a day or time that may be a bit less disruptive for your team?  Consider seasons, times, family calendars, and workflows.   There is no perfect day and there will always be some conflict.  Once you have considered all things, set the day and begin communicating that day and let the team know this is both exciting and mandatory.  Client meetings, vendor meetings, and other meetings must be scheduled around this time, and only the most personal of conflicts should interfere with this day (weddings, funerals, births, etc.). Your agenda should include a timeline of the day and the major elements of meals, opening and closing sessions, any keynote sessions (no more than two), and a variety of breakout and workshop opportunities (large or small group discussion times). Again, align your agenda with your original purpose… allow that to guide the content. You can always bring in 3rd party voices (speakers, workshop facilitators) to help with bring a unique perspective.  Also, don't overlook your own team members.  Having them speak, lead, and facilitate is a great growth and leadership opportunity. Third, what will your budget be?   You will need to have food, location services, learning materials, audio/visual support, speaker honorariums and travel, team member travel and logistics, etc. Also, what are the non-obvious expenses that the business will shoulder like time away from work (especially in a retail environment)?   Fourth, set a schedule for preparation and communication knowing who will be coordinating what items, and when those will be communicated and tracked. Finally, make sure your one day offsite includes ample time around the table where team members can eat together, laugh together, catch up, and work through a variety of ideas, issues, frustrations, confusions, and dreams. Taylor's full day off sites are not easy, not convenient, and not always perfect…but they are good.

Retirement Starts Today Radio
Americans Urged to Watch Out for Tax Scams During the Pandemic, Ep #227

Retirement Starts Today Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 15:49


Tax scams are as old as taxes themselves, so are you doing everything you can do to avoid them? In this episode of Retirement Starts Today, we'll explore what the IRS labels, ‘the dirty dozen' tax scams. You'll learn who is targeted by the various scams and then you'll discover what you should do to protect yourself from scammers. Make sure to stick around until the end of this episode to hear what you should avoid doing so that you don't fall prey to tax scammers.  Outline of This Episode [1:24] The IRS has issued a warning to taxpayers [6:10] Protection for taxpayers [9:00] Dave wonders whether he should build his home with cash or use a mortgage Watch out for the ‘dirty dozen' Every year the IRS publishes its list of the 'dirty dozen' tax scams that citizens should be on the lookout for. This year's list comes directly from the IRS website in an article called Americans Urged to Watch Out for Tax Scams During the Pandemic. The article breaks up the 12 types of schemes into 4 categories based on who carries them out or whom they affect.  The scams can be described as pandemic-related scams, personal information cons, ruses that focus on unsuspecting victims like seniors and immigrants, and schemes that persuade taxpayers into performing unscrupulous actions. The IRS urges everyone to stay aware of scams and scammers, especially during tax season. Economic impact payment theft This first category of the dirty dozen is related to the pandemic-related stimulus payments from the government which are still under threat from identity thieves.  Look for these warning signs to spot identity theft scams. Any text messages, random incoming phone calls, or emails inquiring about bank account information or requesting recipients to click a link should be considered suspicious and deleted without opening. Remember that the IRS will never initiate contact with taxpayers by phone, email, text, or social media asking for a Social Security number or other personal or financial information related to economic impact payments.  Be alert to mailbox theft by checking your mail frequently and reporting suspected mail losses to the post office. It is also important to remember that IRS.gov is the agency's official website for payments, refunds, or other tax information.  Unemployment fraud leading to inaccurate taxpayer 1099-Gs Stay vigilant about receiving receipts of unemployment benefits that you did not actually receive since this could be a sign of identity theft. This is yet another way that identity thieves try to steal stimulus payments. Taxpayers should look out for a form called 1099-G which reports unemployment compensation that they did not receive.  If you do receive this form, the IRS urges you to contact the appropriate state agency for a corrected form. If a corrected form cannot be obtained in time for taxpayers to file a timely tax return, they should complete their return claiming only the unemployment compensation and other income they actually received.  How you can protect yourself This year the IRS made its IP PIN program available to all taxpayers. In the past, this program was only available to victims of identity theft. The IP PIN will help prevent fraudulent filings from identity thieves by serving as a key to unlock a taxpayer's tax account. In addition to the IP PIN, the IRS is further working to reduce fraud by strengthening tax software password protocols, asking for driver's license numbers as a way to prove identity, limiting the number of tax refunds going to bank accounts, and making personal information from tax transcripts.  It is important to stay one step ahead of scammers so that you can protect yourself from fraud. Remember that the IRS will never ask you for your personal information via phone, text, or email.  Resources & People Mentioned Americans Urged to Watch Out for Tax Scams During the Pandemic Connect with Benjamin Brandt Get the Retire-Ready Toolkit: http://retirementstartstodayradio.com/ Follow Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/retiremeasap Subscribe to the newsletter: https://retirementstartstodayradio.com/newsletter Subscribe to Retirement Starts Today on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Podbean, Player FM, iHeart, or Spotify

Financial Symmetry: Cluing You In To Financial Opportunities Missed By Most People
How Your Money Memories Can Impact Your Retirement Decisions, Ep #155

Financial Symmetry: Cluing You In To Financial Opportunities Missed By Most People

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 24:16


The biggest financial threat to your wealth is not the market; it is your brain. Human behavior surrounding money varies greatly and can be fascinating to study. Allison Berger has had the opportunity to study financial behavior over the past year as she studied to become a Certified Financial Transitionist. On this episode of Financial Symmetry, Allison shares her insight from this coursework and from a book related to the course called Wired for Wealth by Brad Klontz. When you listen you'll learn what a money script is and how it can impact your financial wellbeing, and you'll also learn 5 steps you can take to help you improve your money mindset.  What is a money script? Markets go up and down but one fact holds true: the money scripts you play in your head will determine your financial well-being. The things we do surrounding money are defined by the money scripts we learned in childhood. Money scripts come from the explicit or implicit messages we received about money as children as we were trying to make sense of the world. Usually, these ideas are partial truths based on our parents' teachings and actions around money. We have internalized these money scripts and unconsciously follow them as adults as the logical response to what we saw as children.  Here are common examples of money scripts: money doesn't grow on trees, money can't buy happiness, rich people are shallow, money is the root of all evil.  Money scripts can keep you poor Your money scripts can become roadblocks in your thinking about money, so it is important to think about how they may be affecting your life. At their worst, money scripts can contribute to financial disorders like financial infidelity, compulsive buying, pathological gambling, compulsive hoarding, financial dependence, and financial enabling.  These are examples of money scripts that will keep you poor: your self-worth equals your net worth, it's ok to keep financial secrets from your partner, if you are good your financial needs will be taken care of.  These negative money scripts can be linked with overspending, compulsive shopping, or workaholism. As people edge closer to retirement the more they tend to stick with the money scripts that have led them through life. However, retirees may need to embrace new ideas to be able to reach their financial goals. If you are struggling with your money mindset, try reaching out to an objective third party for help.  Money scripts may keep you poor in spirit  Money should be saved, not spent. You can never have enough financial security. Money that I did not earn is not really mine to spend. These are a few examples of money scripts that can cause people to underspend. Scripts like these can lead to hoarding wealth and workaholism.  A financial plan can help you break free from your money scripts. Without a financial plan in place, you don't know how much you can safely spend. A financial plan will ensure that you look at the details and the reality of your spending situation. You want to make the most of your money and your life especially as you transition into retirement. 5 Steps to change your money mindset  You can change your mindset surrounding money and the book recommends 5 steps to overcome your limiting financial beliefs.  Face your fear. Accept that you have beliefs about money that are not currently serving you. Identify your present reality to see how your money scripts have contributed to your financial situation.  Visit your past. Ask yourself these questions to help you dig a bit deeper into your money scripts to discover where they stem from. What was your first money memory? What is a positive money memory? What money experience was painful to you? Understand your present. What is your current financial situation? What is your current reality? Explore your financial situation deeply to understand it fully. Envision your future. What does your future hold? What would you want your life to look like if you had 30 days to live? What are your goals? Transform your life. Redefine your priorities and your core values. In light of these changes, what are your new financial goals? What lifestyle or behavioral changes are necessary to take action?  These are not quick, easy steps to take. They require a bit of soul searching to get to the heart of your issues with money. However, if you find yourself with a money mindset that is not serving your goals you'll want to do what you can to solve your problems.  If you think that you may need help changing your money mindset, reach out to us to see if we can help you. Head over to FinancialSymmetry.com and click talk to an advisor.  Outline of This Episode [3:30] What is a money script [7:01] How can you move away from your money script [10:42] The money scripts that keep you poor [14:22] The money scripts that promote wealth accumulation [17:15] How to change your money mindset [22:15] The progress principle Resources & People Mentioned BOOK - Wired for Wealth by Brad Klontz Connect With Chad and Mike https://www.financialsymmetry.com/podcast-archive/  Connect on Twitter @csmithraleigh @TeamFSINC Follow Financial Symmetry on Facebook Subscribe To This Podcast Apple Podcasts  Stitcher  Google Play

Saddleback Church Weekend Messages
Pleasing God by Setting Faith Goals (Outline)

Saddleback Church Weekend Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022


If the last two years have taught us anything, it's demonstrated that long range plans can be detoured very quickly. So how do you plan your life in uncertain times? In this message, Pastor Rick shares why it's important to set faith goals and how it pleases God.

Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood
Why It Feels Like Your Art Making Always Comes Last EP-259

Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 28:38


We ALL have multi-faceted lives. We are both artists AND a plethora of other wonderful things. Parents. Partners. Siblings. Friends. Do you ever feel like your art is constantly on the back burner to everything else in your life? Like your creativity is getting lost in a sea of everyone else's needs and wants? I've been there and I want to help you find a healthy balance so that every area of your life gets the attention it deserves. Join me as I share five reasons why it feels like making art should always come last.   Outline of This Episode [0:56] Signs you are putting your creativity in last place [3:29] Learning how to say NO [5:52] Breaking down self-care stigmas [9:46] Why you never have time for yourself [16:58] Breaking the people-pleasing cycle [23:41] Why your art is valuable   Your time is valuable  Have you ever said to yourself, “I would love to make more art, but I just don't have enough time.” If that sounds like you, may I offer this paradigm shift? You do, in fact, have enough time. You just constantly fill it with other people's problems because you think their time is more valuable than yours. If you don't see your time as valuable you will never respect it. It won't matter if you have already carved out the time to paint or express your creativity. Something else will always interrupt or take priority over your art if you don't start setting and sticking to healthy boundaries. But none of those boundaries will stay in place if you don't first believe that your time is valuable and worth protecting.   It's okay to say NO Do you have a hard time saying no to others? Have you ever asked yourself why? It largely has to do with the fact that we think we are responsible for other people's feelings. We're conditioned this way! As children, we're constantly told not to do this or that because it will hurt someone's feelings. The truth is we can't make someone feel anything. They decide how they feel based on their own interpretations. This isn't an invitation to be rude or unkind. You can kindly say no, set boundaries, and STILL have a great amount of love and respect for the other person while doing the same for yourself. We have to allow other people to experience their emotions and realize we are not responsible if they don't handle them well. All we can do is be kind to others and authentic to ourselves.   Real life happens in the gray It's a common misconception that self-care and doing anything for yourself will turn you into a self-obsessed monster. This is because our minds often live in black and white, but real life happens in the gray! It doesn't have to be this OR that. We can hold two things in our hands at the same time. This is where both/and thinking is crucial. We can love and care for others AND love and care for ourselves. We can be BOTH good parents and passionate artists. I want to invite you to add primary colors to the palette of your life. Think about how many colors you can mix with those six colors and white. Too many to count, right? Remember that when your mind gets stuck in binary thinking. Self-care doesn't mean only doing things for yourself and never making concessions or compromising. You can take care of yourself while being kind and loving to the people you care about most in your life. Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community   Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter

Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield
#425: Project Planning Mastery: A Step-By-Step For How To Stay Organized

Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 32:09


Follow The Plan. Master The Project. My team is incredible but I can be reasonable. We're not at 100% in everything in our business.  But our project plans…? They're pretty dang bulletproof. So in this episode, I'm walking you through the exact steps of how I create a project plan in my business from conceptualization to completion (and even what we do to make sure the next attempt of that project is 10x easier.) I've laid this episode out like a step-by-step guide to project planning mastery so you can reduce overwhelm in your business and maybe, just maybe, become known as the business owner that smashes deadlines every time with room to spare. I believe that for you, my friend! Here's a glance at this episode... [06:52] A project plan is a process to bring an idea or concept to life through planning and organization. [09:43] 1. Identify the main focus of the project plan.  [10:42] 2. Outline the project. Make categories and then break it down into each task. What tasks need to happen to complete the category? [14:51] 3. Set dates. Identify the most important dates in your plan. Put all the dates in your calendar. Give each task a final due date. [20:00] 4. Identify key players. If you have a team of one or more, you need to assign each task to the correct person. [22:49] 5. Finalize the outline and add any details, resources, or SOPs to each task. Your project plan is almost complete. Add descriptions, additional details, and links to SOPs.  [27:13] 6. Final review and check-ins. Take a moment and review your plan from top to bottom. Look at tasks, dates, assignees, and triple check everything to make sure that it's correct. [29:04] 7. Make a copy.  You've done all this hard work, you might as well use it again. Create that copy before you start using it. Have a master template that you can duplicate any time you like. Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts "I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy."

As Told By Nomads
606: How Phoebe Millward Found Freedom

As Told By Nomads

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 33:56


In today's episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join me and Phoebe Millward as we get to know how life works for a 23-year-old entrepreneur and digital nomad. Here, Phoebe shares her thoughts on why most young professionals today struggle in the corporate environment and why the system brought by industrialization is being abandoned by the majority of the labor force. In the exchange, listen as Phoebe explains why it's totally fine to not know your passion.What entrepreneurship does to youIn the eyes of a wandering young entrepreneur, who likes to immerse herself in the cultures of different places, entrepreneurship can be more than just money, career, and business. To be an entrepreneur takes a lot of transformation. And usually, that's because people who choose entrepreneurship choose it because they want to leave something. That something is the status quo. The status quo that's not designed for a lot of today's generation of young professionals. For Phoebe, when you start on your journey to being an entrepreneur, you will be made to consume a variety of elements that will contribute to your self-development. As entrepreneurship does that to you, you'll see that you're going to have to grow and keep on growing to be an entrepreneur.About Phoebe Millward:Phoebe Millward is an entrepreneur and traveler who likes to immerse in different cultures and live in different places and countries. She is the brain behind Prosperity Collective, a platform that shows you how to go from feeling stuck and stagnant to ENERGISED and FREE through the help of affiliate marketing. Despite affiliate marketing getting the bad reputation it usually gets from reviews and most people, Phoebe proves why and how it worked and will work for you through her platform.Outline of the episode:[03:25]Education teaches you how to get employed[04:37] The remnants of the industrial revolution[06:01]You're supposed to learn along the way[09:11]Why Phoebe designed her own platform[12:39]If you want it to work, you have to love it![16:27]What entrepreneurship teaches you[20:45]Phoebe Millward's biggest fear[24:24]New Zealand is where so many things changed for me[27:15]Your happiness can benefit the lives of others[30:50] Phoebe Millward – on taking gap yearsResources:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/phoebes_footsteps/Phoebe's training platform: www.phoebesfootsteps.comConnect with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast on:Personal Website: https://tayorockson.comUYD Management: https://uydmanagement.com/UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.com/uyd-collectiveLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tayorockson Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/TayoRockson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Traditional Catholic Audiobooks
The Everlasting Man - GK Chesterton [2/2]

Traditional Catholic Audiobooks

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 387:07


Read by David Grizzly Smith: https://www.youtube.com/c/DavidGrizzlySmith The Everlasting Man is a Christian apologetics book written by G. K. Chesterton, published in 1925. It is, to some extent, a deliberate rebuttal of H. G. Wells' The Outline of History, disputing Wells' portrayals of human life and civilisation as a seamless development from animal life and of Jesus Christ as merely another charismatic figure. Chesterton detailed his own spiritual journey in Orthodoxy, but in this book he tries to illustrate the spiritual journey of humanity, or at least of Western civilisation. The author Ross Douthat credits that, "Chesterton's somewhat loosey-goosey outline of history doubles as the best modern argument for Christianity I've ever read. You have to give in to the Chestertonian style, but if you do, be careful — you might just be converted."

Traditional Catholic Audiobooks
The Everlasting Man - GK Chesterton [1/2]

Traditional Catholic Audiobooks

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 455:39


Read by David Grizzly Smith: https://www.youtube.com/c/DavidGrizzlySmith The Everlasting Man is a Christian apologetics book written by G. K. Chesterton, published in 1925. It is, to some extent, a deliberate rebuttal of H. G. Wells' The Outline of History, disputing Wells' portrayals of human life and civilisation as a seamless development from animal life and of Jesus Christ as merely another charismatic figure. Chesterton detailed his own spiritual journey in Orthodoxy, but in this book he tries to illustrate the spiritual journey of humanity, or at least of Western civilisation. The author Ross Douthat credits that, "Chesterton's somewhat loosey-goosey outline of history doubles as the best modern argument for Christianity I've ever read. You have to give in to the Chestertonian style, but if you do, be careful — you might just be converted."

Wish I'd Known Then . . . For Writers
Writing Without an Outline, Crossover Books, and Tips for being a Digital Nomad with Kevin Tumlinson

Wish I'd Known Then . . . For Writers

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 66:42


Episode 103 / Do you struggle to outline? Are you an organic writer who writes into the dark? Then you'll enjoy this episode with thriller author Kevin Tumlinson who is a discovery writer. We talk about his process of writing, what he does when he gets stuck, and how he edits as he goes. Kevin also describes how he uses crossovers to build his series world and gives tips for anyone aspiring to be a digital nomad. Plus what's new at Draft2Digital. Show notes: How Kevin recycled unfinished stories to write his first thriller How Kevin writes books without an outline and edits as he goes What he does when he gets stuck when writing a draft Why putting “Book 1 of 3” on a cover was a mistake and why it turned out to be a good thing in the end How Kevin embraced a mistake and created a whole new series around it How he uses crossovers to draw readers to his other series Draft2Digital's updates around print and Universal Book Links Kevin's tips for being a digital nomad Come over and say hi to Jami and Sara in the WIKT Facebook group! You can find show notes and links at wishidknownforwriters.com. Links: Kevin's website: KevinTumlinson.com Draft2Digital.com The Big List of Craft and marketing books mentioned on WIKT podcast episodes Jami's Launch Plan Sara's Book Release Timeline Checklist

Retirement Starts Today Radio
A “Gold IRA” and a $300,000 Tax Mistake… Ep #226

Retirement Starts Today Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 19:05


Do you have gold as a part of your investment portfolio? Several years ago there were loads of infomercials about investing in gold, but after today's retirement headline you may want to think twice about complicated investment strategies. Don't miss out on this real-world cautionary tale which provides an example of how and why owners of IRAs with assets invested in nontraditional means need to follow strict guidelines. Press play to listen. Outline of This Episode [2:32] Don't make this $300,000 tax mistake [5:25] You don't have to invest your IRAs in stocks and bonds [12:40] You don't need complexity to have great retirement investments [13:50] When the first RMD is taken from an IRA is the money considered earned income? [16:08] Does the custodian of an IRA pay taxes directly before distribution of the money? Are you signed up for the Every Day Is Saturday newsletter? If you have been wondering how you can submit your own listener question, make sure to head on over to my website RetirementStartsTodayRadio.com and simply click the ask a question button. Another way to submit a question is by responding to my weekly Every Day Is Saturday newsletter which is delivered every Thursday morning. By joining the newsletter not only will you be reminded that in retirement every day is Saturday (even Thursday mornings), you'll also get links to articles and resources that were mentioned on the show.  Why one couple owes the IRS $300,000 for storing gold in their home How's this for a headline? A Couple Stored a Gold IRA at Home. They Owe the IRS More Than $300,000. Today's retirement headline was written by Laura Sanders at WSJ. The article discusses a scheme that was promoted years back when ads extolled the benefits of using IRA assets to buy silver and gold coins to store at home or in a safe deposit box. However, the IRS has made it clear that there are strict rules that must be adhered to regarding IRA investments, and the couple failed to follow those rules. You don't have to invest your IRAs in stocks and bonds Many people don't realize that retirement investment accounts don't have to invest the assets in typical securities like stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs. The law actually gives retirement plan investors many options on how they invest funds, as long as it's not in collectibles such as artwork. Retirement accounts can hold investments in real estate, litigation funding, deeds of trust, and even cryptocurrency. One thing to watch out for with these kinds of alternatives is if your investment asset isn't liquid you could be in for some trouble around the time of your 72nd birthday when RMDs start. Make sure to follow the rules The article emphasizes that savers who have decided to invest in alternative assets must follow strict rules so that they are not considered self-dealing. Investors who do not follow the rules closely are risking financial catastrophe. Listen in and click through to the article to hear the details of the case so that you can understand how to avoid this type of costly situation. Resources & People Mentioned A Couple Stored a Gold IRA at Home. They Owe the IRS More Than $300,000 Connect with Benjamin Brandt Get the Retire-Ready Toolkit: http://retirementstartstodayradio.com/ Follow Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/retiremeasap Subscribe to the newsletter: https://retirementstartstodayradio.com/newsletter Subscribe to Retirement Starts Today on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Podbean, Player FM, iHeart, or Spotify

Saddleback Church Weekend Messages
The Awesome Power of Praise (Outline)

Saddleback Church Weekend Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022


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The Ghee Spot: Sex, Spirit & Self-Care
Ep. 121 Starting a Spirit-Infused New Year

The Ghee Spot: Sex, Spirit & Self-Care

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 97:48


This episode is from a workshop hosted by Katie and The Shakti School on exploring the 7 key steps towards creating a sacred spiritual practice that may radically alter your life. Learn how to cultivate an inner reservoir that could nurture us in ways we only dreamed possible and deeply BREATHE the belief of our dreams into our body in 2022.   In this episode you'll hear:    ~ Begin the episode with a talk on Up-leveling your 2022 with Level 1 Ayurveda School ~ Sign up for The Shakti School Newsletter list ~ Story of Shakti and Shiva and balance ~ What happens when we over-identify with one polarity ~ The 7 sacred steps and how to implement them ~ Orientation meditation practice ~ Outline of the practice available for download by clicking here ~ Ayurveda School experience shares and Q+A ~ Book a call with the Shakti School team here Get the full show notes: www.TheShaktiSchool.com/podcast/ Learn more:   Want to connect? Shoot us a note to info@theshaktischool.com Ayurveda Certification The Shakti School Subscription   HELP US SPREAD OUR POD WINGS   This show is a passion project that I produce for the love of sharing. If you enjoy this show and want a free and easy way to help it grow, the most effective way you can help is to:   Subscribe to the show by clicking “subscribe” in iTunes Write us a review in iTunes Share this show with one friend right now!   It seems simple, but you'd be AMAZED to know how much it helps my little love project reach more people. iTunes' algorithm uses ratings and reviews to know who to show our show to in their app.   Here's the link to leave us reviews in iTunes.    From my heart to your screen, Katie

Daf Yomi with Rav Yitzchak Etshalom
Megilah #24 30b-32a - סיום מסכת

Daf Yomi with Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 29:24


Outline of the Sugya: https://tinyurl.com/yynn5yop

Two and a Half Amigos
151. Laura Buckles Broken Isolation inn

Two and a Half Amigos

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 57:34


Laura Buckles is an American actress and producer-writer. Originally from Denver Colorado, she has been in the film industry with titles such as “The Bold and The Beautiful”, “Mad Men”, and “Isolation In”. She also hosts a podcast called "Says Who?" where she interviews real working actors about their lives and careers and what it's like to be a working actor in the entertainment industry. She is currently living in the Los Angeles area. She is a writer-producer and actor. She will do almost anything in the Indigent in the entertainment industry. She is also an improv actor in a company here in Los Angeles. They've been going strong for winning seasons. She grew up partially in Denver, some time in Pakistan but mostly in England. Living overseas while growing up instilled in her a love of travel and an appreciation for culture and art, as well as the ability to overpack for any occasion. She has studied at Second City, Sears and Switzer, HB Studios, and Neighborhood Playhouse. She started acting at 2 months old when she embraced non-traditional casting by accepting the role of baby Jesus in her family's live nativity scene (...fine, she slept through most of it). Her three-year run was cut short when at the age of 2, baby Jesus left the manager in search of chocolate chip cookies and excitement. She also has a set trained Jack Russell named Milo. When neither of us is on set, they're looking for sunny spots to lie in, adventures to go on, and a (you guessed it) good cookie or two. Outline of the Episode: ● [02:35] The Brief Introduction about Laura Buckles. ● [05:11] How do Laura Buckles manage in different cultures? ● [08:23] How do different cultures get Laura into the acting? ● [10:43] Is Laura go Pakistan to prepare for the role? ● [11:46] What was it like playing the role that Laura had in the movie? ● [14:40] How you show kind of what's going on in somebody's head in the movie? ● [16:23] Would Laura ever want to be a cop in real life? ● [21:11] Dinner scene of a Couple in the Movie seem off, What Laura tells about it? ● [23:44] Behind the scene of the Movies? ● [27:15] How the appearance of the Laura character is decided? ● [35:00] What type of writer is Laura..? ● [38:32] What made Laura want to start the podcast ● [30:48] Does Laura show have something specific that it does every episode? ● [46:00] Has Laura had someone cry on her show yet? And if so, how did she handle it? ● [47:26] Can Laura impersonate anyone famously? ● [49:46] Does Laura have a bad Uber Experience? ● [53:41] What Conspiracy Theory does Laura believe in?Catch Laura BucklesWebsite: http://www.laurabuckles.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lebuck/?hl=en LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-buckles-a7458312/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laura.buckles.3 Connect with AmigosPC! Website: https://www.amigospc.net Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TwoandahalfAmigos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amigospc Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmigosPC Check out Official AmigosPC Merch at: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/amigospc?ref_id=24626 Join the conversation with the Amigos by becoming a member of Amigos pc get direct access to our discord and other cool free stuff https://amigospc.supercast.tech/

Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast
Episode 124: Happy New Year! Tight Lines All 2022! | Action Spotter Podcast

Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 60:32


Find out where the bite will be in this weeks Action Spotter Podcast. Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air! Download for the best tips of the trade right in your pocket, any time, anywhere. Subscribe to get notified when a new episode drops each week. Follow us on social media for daily fishing reports, we may even share yours! Outline of this Episode [1:22] Tropics Report [5:57] Northeast Report [13:22] East Central Report [22:07] Southeast Report [27:32] South Report [37:24] 10,000 Islands Report [42:58] Southwest Report [46:44] West Central Report [50:35] Big Bend Report [52:36] Northwest Report [55:55] Panhandle Report [58:28] Florida Wrap Up A BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week Yamaha Outboards Shimano Fishing D.O.A. Lures Tournament Master Chum Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals Young Boats  Want your brand to reach thousands of potential customers each week? Contact us via rick@floridasportsman.com to see how you can become a sponsor or advertise on other Florida Sportsman outlets. Connect with Florida Sportsman Facebook Instagram YouTube Website

Psychic Evolution
S4 EP 18 Helping Loved Ones Graduate Life

Psychic Evolution

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 48:04


Join Jamie and Maggie Clark as they discuss how to help someone cross over the other side. In this episode, Jamie and Maggie gathered questions from listeners. They provide the guide on what to do when a loved one is on the phase of transition where they are ready to cross over.   The Power of Presence When a loved one is getting ready to cross over to the other side, Maggie says that being there during the process is very important. She explains that if someone is at that phase of transition, their energy gets so sensitive that being present is how to help them cross over and live a happier life on the other side. Being there also means that they can communicate what they want to communicate. Jamie shares his experience in his family when his mother was getting ready to graduate from cancer. Because his sister requires special needs and round-the-clock care, his mother wanted to make sure those are taken care of. Jamie's presence made his mother's transition smooth since he was there to give his mother assurance. In the end, his mother's last memory before graduating was a happy one because she was laughing. One's presence at the time of graduating from life gives comfort to the loved one crossing over to the other side.   Energy Healing Techniques Being calm, present, and really holding the space is one way to help a loved one cross over. Giving permission to go and making sure their last wishes are acknowledged help a lot in the situation, but there are also energy healing techniques one can employ to help loved ones to cross over. These things, according to Maggie, are what is learned when studying energy healing – similar but in different modalities. These techniques are dependent on the person receiving it because some people are not comfortable with energy work. One technique is the Jin Shin Jyutsu, a Japanese healing technique. In this modality, the fingers become like jumper cables to recharge the battery of life. There is also the cranial sacral therapy. To do this technique, gently put the hands to cradle the back of the head without any force or pressure. It does not speed up the transition phase, but presence gives the loved one support, compassion and love.    Outline of the Episode: [00:48] Episode overview [04:07] Jamie's experience with his family [09:33] Little validations from loved ones [12:30] Energy healing techniques to help loved ones cross over [26:19] The opposite fingers and toes technique of Jin Shin Jyutsu [29:52] Assurance of a happy life on the other side [32:27] What death doulas are and what they do [36:12] Connection with loved ones who have passed over   Resources: The Touch of Healing - Alice Burmeister Miranda Matthews, LPN - Death Doula - hearthopebyMM@gmail.com - 480-271-1713   Connect with Jamie and Maggie! Website: www.psychicevolution.net JOIN THE EVOLUTION in the Psychic Evolution FREE Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/PsychicEvolution Become an Inner Eye Member: https://psychicevolution.supercast.tech/  

Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood
Wanting vs. Being Truly Committed -EP 256

Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 24:00


As artists, we all want our work to matter — for us and for those who enjoy it. But that “want” or desire can be more than it appears at first glance. It can be a false desire that drives us in strange and unprofitable directions, OR it can be a true desire that moves us to a place of commitment. Results come when we are committed, when we are willing to take repeated action consistently for as long as it takes. You manage your mindset and become the person who figures it out. The BONUS is that when you do achieve your desire you will have learned new skill sets and built new habits that enable you to build future success easier, faster, and with greater skill. This episode is about that. Outline of This Episode [0:06] A topic you may not think about often, but can create incredible results [0:35] Definitions are always helpful: false and true desires  [4:49] Filling our art with our true selves (true desire)  [6:41] Why it's important to know the difference between true and false desires [9:10] How desires relate to commitment [19:59] Characteristics of an artist who is committed (“figure it out” is BIG) False desires are substitutes used to change an emotional state Sometimes what we truly desire is hidden or masked. I often ask artists what they want from their art or career and they don't know. I find that what we really want is masked by a “false desire” that we occupy ourselves with. To me, a false desire comes from a place of scarcity or lack. It typically has more to do with changing your emotional state than creating something that is truly meaningful. For example, you may feel nervous about interacting at a social event so you resort to food or alcohol to keep yourself on an even keel. In the art space, it could look like a desire to have a massive social media following to validate that they are doing well. In both situations, the thing desired is a pretty neutral thing (alcohol, food, social media), but the are being used to NOT feel something — insecurity and nervousness in the first situation, low estimation of their value in the second. True desire comes from a place of expansion and growth True desire comes from a place of seeing how we can fill our art with our true selves, to be the fullest expression of ourselves that we can possibly be. It's an ache to explore and discover who you are and what you're capable of. It's not trying to prove anything or validate your worth as an artist. And it doesn't need permission to exist. This is what most artists really want — to freely create and to freely express themselves through their art. So it's really important to gain awareness of the difference between a true desire and a false desire. When you can be aware of the difference you can make a decision and commit. How to discover what you truly want and commit Your body and your emotions can help you understand if the options before you are what you truly desire or not. And you don't have to get deep into the nuance of what you're feeling to take steps in this direction. For example, if the thing you're wondering about makes you feel open, or light, or energized, it's probably a true desire. If it makes you feel closed, shut down, or icky. When you tune into your body you might notice physical sensations that go along with the emotional responses. Some people are more tuned into the emotional side, others are more tuned into the physical side.  In the audio, I describe an everyday situation that involves an office, a wrinkled dollar bill, a vending machine, and a bag of chips. I tell the story to help you see that you know what it means to be committed to an outcome, to show you the difference between wanting chips and doing what is needed to actually get them. Commitment is willing to feel any emotion and will continue taking action toward its true desires. That willingness is the currency for getting the things you really want. So listen to hear the commitment-oriented questions I suggest you learn to ask yourself to make the outcome you want inevitable. Artists at all skill levels will relate to this and I'm confident that when you learn to move from want to commitment, you'll see amazing changes in your process and your outcomes. Resources Mentioned on this episode This episode is sponsored by: LINK IF APPLICABLE - DELETE if no sponsor The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter

Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood
Hidden Beliefs That Impact our Art -EP 255

Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 24:37


Do you feel that your art simply isn't good enough yet? Is it your belief that artists always struggle to make ends meet? Are there skills or techniques that you feel you simply can't do well? Is it common for you to believe that you don't have enough time to work on your art? These are common beliefs that I hear from members of the Savvy Painter Community on a regular basis. In this episode, I want to get out the magnifying glass and take a deeper look at what we believe and to question those beliefs. Why? So we can identify the beliefs we have that are not serving us, holding us back, or limiting our creativity and success.  Outline of This Episode [0:14] A peek into my world here in Argentina [0:57] How beliefs impact the way we live and do our art [4:10] Beliefs usually come to us from outside influences [8:57] We become what we believe — how it works and why it matters [11:13] Empowering beliefs shared by Savvy Painter Community members [14:51] Beliefs that create results that are not so positive [19:00] Limiting beliefs  The hidden beliefs that are running our lives Studying and putting into practice daily. It's like peeling an onion, there's so much to discover about how we think and how it impacts our lives. In addition to those random thoughts we have, there are “inner scripts” or hidden beliefs that run our lives. We are not always aware they exist and don't recognize the impact they have on the way we live. Here's my definition of a belief... A belief is a thought that you keep thinking over and over again. This includes our thoughts about who we are as an artist, what people think of artists, what artists are supposed to do, how we are supposed to act, etc. When we decide those thoughts are true we create a belief-system. They are built by habit or we've actively chosen to believe it.   Where do our beliefs come from? If you take a moment to think about where beliefs come from, you'll realize that there is a huge array of influences that feed us things to believe: our families, upbringing, culture, religion, advertising, social media, etc. and even self-created beliefs. Any time we receive these things, think about them, and internalize them, they become our beliefs and we don't think about them consciously anymore. They just play in the background over and over and over in a constant “belief-loop.” For this reason, beliefs shape the way we experience the world, the way we see ourselves, others, and the world. Let's take some examples from the world of art: There are groups that believe that painting is dead, that everything that can be said using paint on canvas has already been said. There are groups that believe painting is a living, breathing force and there is still much more to be done with it. And even within those systems there are people who believe that abstract expressionism is the only way to authentically express yourself. On a different note, some people believe that you are either born with artistic talent or you aren't, while others believe the skills to make great art can be learned. Then there are beliefs surrounding money and art that I get into on this episode. These are all examples of “collective beliefs” and they can greatly impact the results that you get in your own studio practice. Many beliefs you hold are helpful but some are not The point of this episode is not to encourage you to rip apart every belief you hold. There are many beliefs we have that serve us well. But if you find things that do NOT serve you well, or things that cause you to repeatedly do things in a compulsive manner, or that you do or refrain from doing things because they don't feel like things that “should be done,” then you need to examine the inner scripts that are driving those beliefs and see if you can find untruths that are driving you in unhealthy directions. During this episode I provide a handful of examples from Savvy Painter Community members who were open enough to share the beliefs that serve them well. I was inspired by the things that were shared. The beliefs I heard create experiences that lead to wonderful results in the studio and in our practice of art. Listen to get the nuance of what I'm saying. You'll probably be able to identify some areas where you could use a reset or refresh on your beliefs. My hope is that you'll find ways to liberate yourself to do more, create more, and attain levels of growth you've only dreamed of up to this point. Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Community - JOIN US! BOOK: Mindset by Carol Dweck Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter

Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood
What Happens In The Studio Is A Direct Reflection Of What Is Happening In Your Mind -EP 254

Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 16:42


What would you say is the greatest tool you have in your studio. Don't look down the page to see what I think it is… take a moment to answer the question for yourself. Is it your brushes? The canvas in the corner? The turntable that spins the vinyl you listen to while painting? Honestly answer, what is the most important thing in your studio? In this episode, I want to walk you through my discovery that the most important tool I have as an artist is none of those things. The most important tool you have is not even talked about in most art classes. What is it? Keep reading and listen to this episode… Outline of This Episode [0:05] A transformational year for me and the work I've been doing with artists [1:32] Your brain is the most powerful tool you have in your studio [10:25] Your thoughts are the obstacle and that's good news [11:59] My results from making this mental tweak [12:44] An example: You can't figure out what's wrong with a painting [13:30] Another example: I have to make this painting work [15:37] Start to be aware of what's going on in your head Your brain is the most powerful (and important) tool in your studio The things that are going on in your mind when you enter your studio are powerfully important. I'm not talking about the latest tension you saw on social media before you opened the studio door (though that qualifies), I'm talking about the beliefs about yourself and your work that you carry into the studio with you. Those are powerful. Those are what either enable you to do great work (the work you want to do) or do less than you hope for and less than you are capable of doing. I want you to walk through a few examples in hopes that you can come to a vital understanding: Your thoughts are not reality. Thoughts are merely how you interpret things Have you ever wondered how 30 people can witness the same event and each of them will have their own unique perspective of what happened? It's like there were 30 different versions of the event. How is this possible? It's because each person interpreted the event differently in their own minds. That illustration helps us understand that our thoughts are not us and that if we can learn to change our thoughts, we can change our ability to do great work. Up to this point in your artistic career you may have felt any number of things are your “problem,” the thing that's holding you back. Do you believe that your painting skills aren't good enough to do great work? Is it a belief that there are too many things in the way? Do you believe that there are way too many artists and not enough galleries? Are you uncertain what your style or voice as an artist is? Any of these might be an issue and issues can be worked on specifically and diligently. But none of those is your real “problem.” The real problem is WHAT YOU MAKE THOSE THINGS MEAN. Said a different way, the stories you tell yourself ABOUT those things is your problem.  What you think about is what you create As human beings, we have 60,000 thoughts a day and most of them are stories we are telling ourselves. These stories create emotion and we respond (act or not act) based on that emotion. Let's take an example… You notice someone looking at your art… Do you think they see everything wrong with your work? Are they just being polite and are not really interested in your painting? Are they thinking, “How lovely!” Are they another artist who is looking to steal your concepts? As you watch the person looking at your painting you could assume any of those things or hundreds more things. But those are ALL stories you're telling yourself — and the feelings the story generates will impact how you act. Do you see that the story you told yourself created the reality you're living in? It's an illustration of how your brain is the most powerful tool in your studio. I say it that way because you and I can learn to use our brains to change the stories and therefore, change what we believe about ourselves and our work. GOAL: Go into the studio with a clean, managed mind So back to the initial point I made. When you go into your studio to paint the state of your mind is vitally important. It's the tool that will color (no pun intended) every observation you make about your work, every decision you make as you create it, and every response to the things that occur as you work. We all have a muscle to develop in this area — a mental muscle. When we do, and learn to use our minds to our advantage, the change can be amazing and powerful. Stick around for the next few episodes. I'll be covering this more in-depth as we go along. Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter

Daf Yomi with Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

Outline of the Sugya: https://tinyurl.com/yyy9jbys

Let's Talk AI
Looking Back at AI in 2021 with Jeremie from Towards Data Science

Let's Talk AI

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 49:27


For our first episode in 2022, we are joined with our friends from the Towards Data Science podcast to discuss our thoughts about the AI-related trends and events that happened in 2021. Some things we discuss are: Foundation models continue to grow, but one interesting trend is the focus on efficiency along with (instead of?) scale. For example, while DeepMind's Gopher model has fewer than twice the parameters of GPT-3, it's reportedly 25 times more efficient, meaning that much more value is being squeezed out of the same training data and compute. AI21Labs' Jurrassic models are also equal to GPT-3 on a parameter count basis, but reflect a focus on architecture optimization over raw scaling that we expect to persist into 2022. (That's not to say significant scaling won't happen, or that it hasn't happened already; Microsoft Turing-NLG, released a few months ago, is over half a trillion parameters in size. But it's safe to say that scaling won't be done without simultaneous efficiency optimizations that were less of a focus in late-2020.) Procedural environment generation has been a big theme in reinforcement learning. In Open-Ended Learning Leads to Generally Capable Agents, the team at DeepMind showed how training RL agents on a wide range of environments can lead to emergent behaviour associated with generalization, like trial and error and cooperation with friendly agents. Open-ended learning (OEL) seems like an interesting wildcard, which some researchers think might be an important ingredient in the final AGI recipe. We spoke with OpenAI's head of open-ended learning, Ken Stanley, about what role OEL might play in the future of AI on this episode of the TDS podcast. A NeurIPS spotlight paper titled Optimal Policies Tend to Seek Power, and subsequent work by the same author, are showing that we should expect highly capable AI systems to engage in dangerous behaviour that's misaligned with human values, by default. Specifically, highly competent agents will tend to search for states that are powerful, in the sense that they offer many downstream options. This finding makes a compelling case that AI alignment ought to be prioritized, particularly given the rate of progress we're seeing in AI capabilities more broadly. If it really is the case that capable AI systems will be dangerous by default, active effort must be invested in safety research. Outline: 0:00 Intro 2:15 Rise of multi-modal models 7:40 Growth of hardware and compute 13:20 Reinforcement learning 20:45 Open-ended learning 26:15 Power seeking paper 32:30 Safety and assumptions 35:20 Intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation 42:00 Mapping natural language 46:20 Timnit Gebru's research institute 49:20 Wrap-up

Sales Reinvented
Effective Sales Territory Planning For Sales Managers [Brynne Tillman], Ep #279

Sales Reinvented

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 18:48


If you are a sales leader, how do you go about planning your organization's sales territory approach? Whether you're dealing with geographic territories or industry niches and companies within those niches, you need to use every resource available within your team to establish your territories wisely. Brynne Tillman has a wealth of insight into this sort of planning and specializes in using LinkedIn to find the best territorial fit between the target territory and the sales professionals on your team. Listen to this episode to get all the details from Brynne's experience. Outline of This Episode [0:18] Brynne Tillman: The LinkedIn Whisperer [1:16] Territories help with organization and sales networking [3:44] Brynne's ingredients for the perfect sales plan [5:36] A bonus for those establishing sales territories [6:33] What makes a great territorial salesperson? [9:43] Brynne's DO's and DON'Ts for sales territory planning [13:57] A favorite territory sales planning story from Brynne (and the lesson learned) Territorial sales planning can make a bottom-line difference Strategically approaching your sales territory planning will yield tremendous results if you take the time to do it. And those in leadership within sales organizations especially need to learn how to establish and assign territories for maximum impact. Brynne says that when doing so, every element that goes into creating a lead list should be very focused. When you can define not just what to do but with whom to do it, you can be much more productive and focused. This is where Brynne's expertise with LinkedIn shines. She suggests that sales professionals search their ideal buyers (titles, positions, companies) and their geography using LinkedIn. Even the free version can perform searches like this on a granular level. You'll be able to build a sizeable list of leads to qualify and approach using the advanced search functionality offered on the platform. When you do this, you don't waste time cold-calling people who aren't a good fit for your offering. That results in more targeted conversations, which will impact bottom-line sales.  What is the most effective way to sell what you sell? Many sales leaders grab a map and set of pins to begin their sales territory planning, but Brynne says that's one of the least effective ways of going about it. She suggests that you examine your existing book of business to first, understand who your target market is and what they typically buy from you. Using that data, look at the territory in question and find the companies and organizations that possess what you might call a “look-alike” profile. In the end, you want to ensure that the filters you're using to create your territorial sales plan produces a list of prospects that are achievable for the sales rep, both in terms of profile and geography. Brynne calls this “the planning before the planning” and says it's a huge step toward empowering sales reps for success. The ingredients of an effective territorial sales plan Too often, sales leaders don't consider their sales team's existing relationships when assigning territories. Brynne says this is a huge mistake. As a sales leader, you can do your own research to ensure you are assigning the right sales rep to the right industry niche or geographic territory using Linked In. First, ensure you have connected with the sales rep yourself. Next, use LinkedIn's search functionality to research your sales rep's connections by industry and geography. You may find that a rep you intended to assign to a specific city has very few existing relationships there while another on your team has many. A successful sales rep rises and falls on relationships so don't leave out existing connections when devising your territory strategy. Brynne's DOs and DON'Ts for territorial sales planning DOs Ensure that your LinkedIn profile clearly speaks to your target buyers Sales leaders: Search your rep's contacts to ensure they fit the territory Talk to your reps to ensure they fit the territory you're assigning them to DON'Ts Don't use a map and pins to assign territories Take an account-centric approach, not just account-based Allow for flexibility when assigning territories because of relationship opportunities Resources & People Mentioned Sales Navigator Zoominfo Dun & Bradstreet Connect with Brynne Tillman Connect with Brynne on LinkedIn Connect with Brynne on Twitter Connect With Paul Watts  LinkedIn Twitter  Subscribe to SALES REINVENTED Audio Production and Show notes by PODCAST FAST TRACK https://www.podcastfasttrack.com

Content Callout
The Best and Worst Moments of 2021, Ep #72

Content Callout

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 33:57


Marketing in 2021 took on a life of its own, with the response to the pandemic being all over the board. As a content development and production team, the Content Callout crew have quickly become marketing connoisseurs of a sort, noticing and learning from both the ridiculous and the incredibly innovative. Kayla Graham and I (Mark Raffan) thought it would be a good idea to chat about the good, the cringy, and the super successful things we noticed marketers doing in 2021. You'll hear us talk about strange things that happened, debacles and missed opportunities, encouraging trends we see in B2B marketing and messaging, and we riff a bit on the uses of NFTs, the new Meta platform, and more. We wrap up with each of us sharing our top 3 marketing lessons learned in 2021.Outline of This EpisodeA quick summary of this “best and worst” moments episode [0:23] Strange things that happened in the marketing world during 2021[1:15]The Cinnamon Toast Crunch debacle and missed opportunity [8:35]Effective and encouraging trends in sales and marketing alignment [12:51]Challenges coming in 2022: Changes are happening super fast [19:16]NFTs and the metaverse are going to be strong in the future [22:22]Will Meta be any different than Facebook? Will the company fix its issues? [25:31]Each of us shares our top 3 marketing lessons learned [28:09]Resources & People MentionedNAME OF RESOURCE: Gary V's NFTsClubhouseConnect With the Content Callout Teamhttps://ContentCallout.com Subscribe to CONTENT CALLOUT onApple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts

Daf Yomi with Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

Outline of the Sugya: https://tinyurl.com/yydzwhd8

Hillside Fellowship Podcast
How Grace Reminds Us | Philemon 1:17-25

Hillside Fellowship Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 34:50


In the beginning of Philemon, we're shown how the Gospel of forgiveness changes relationships. The second part of the letter shows us how grace reminds us how to live that forgiveness and life change out.  For this week's Outline and Community Group questions, download our app or visit hillsidefellowship.org, click on Sermon Archive and find today's sermon.Support the show (https://hillsidefellowship.org/give/)

Negotiations Ninja Podcast
The Art and Science of Virtual Selling with Steve Brossman

Negotiations Ninja Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 30:18


Selling has changed over the last few years. No longer can we depend on the face to face opportunities to build rapport and gain trust. Virtual is the new thing and we have to adapt if we are going to survive as sales professionals. My guest on this episode is Steve Brossman, a former National Professional Track Champion, so he knows what it takes to compete and win and he applies that experience and knowledge to his role as a leading Sales Coach. This conversation is aimed at helping you take your sales game virtual with effectiveness. There is an art to it as well as a science and Steve unpacks both. He shares how to increase buying energy before a sales call and the DNQC conversation flow, which Steve explains during our conversation.Outline of This Episode[0:33] Steve Brossman, Sales Coach and Best-selling author[3:35] What is “buying energy?”[9:39] Creating buying energy [11:58] Get the DNQC process working for you[19:57] The best way to get your prospect on the same page as you[24:12] Tech tips for on-screen annotation during sales callsConnect with Steve BrossmanSteve's website: https://stevebrossman.com/ Get Steve's “Back Pocket Guide to Virtual Selling”Steve's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/SteveBrossman/featured Steve's book “Exceed”Steve on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SteveBrossman Follow Steve on LinkedInConnect With MarkFollow Negotiations Ninja on Twitter: @NegotiationPodConnect with Mark on LinkedInFollow Negotiations Ninja on LinkedInConnect on Instagram: @NegotiationPodSubscribe to Negotiations Ninja

Retirement Starts Today Radio
My Favorite Retirement Resources for 2022 & How Generosity Changes Your Brain, Ep # 225 

Retirement Starts Today Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 16:48


You may have noticed how the spirit of giving changed your mood this holiday season. That is because giving can actually increase your happiness. This week's retirement headline from BigThink.com is titled How Generosity Changes Your Brain, and it discusses recent research on how giving to others promotes happiness. On this episode of Retirement Starts Today, you'll learn how acting on your generosity creates numerous psychological and physiological benefits in your body. If one of your goals for 2022 is to be more generous or even if you simply want to reflect on the acts of gift-giving that you experienced over the holiday season, don't miss the retirement headline segment. Then make sure to stick around until the end of the episode to hear my favorite retirement resources. Outline of This Episode [2:42] How generosity changes your brain [8:02] How you can incorporate giving into your retirement plan [9:47] Dave is looking for quality retirement resources Giving can increase happiness Can spending your money maximize your happiness? We've all been told that money can't buy happiness. However, new research suggests that the opposite is actually true: spending money can bring joy.  Rather than buying things to increase happiness, researchers have found that sharing wealth with others is what creates long-lasting contentment. New research has been able to scientifically measure the ways that giving can improve joy. Giving actually releases neurochemicals like oxytocin and endorphins in your brain that are known to increase happiness. Have you noticed this phenomenon whenever you give to others? Volunteering is sharing the gift of your time In addition to giving money and gifts to others, giving the gift of time increases happiness as well. During the working years, donating time can be a challenge with all the other commitments that people have. This issue disappears in retirement. Volunteering can even improve health. Science shows that generosity can increase longevity. Researchers found that retirees who volunteer were less likely to die over the course of a 5-year study. The results of the study showed that volunteering boosted people's overall well-being. Regular volunteering is even more beneficial to health than giving financially. Do you have plans to make volunteering a regular part of your retirement? How to maximize your happiness through regular giving Making a habit of generosity is a great way to improve your happiness and health in retirement. Whether you choose to give financially or donate your time, the results will benefit you. Now that you know that giving can increase your joy, you can find ways to maximize that happiness. One way to ensure that you are optimizing your giving is by giving consciously rather than setting up an automated gift to charity each month.  If you do automate your giving, looking at your bank statements each month to see how much you spend on yourself and comparing that with your spending on others can also increase your contentment.  Have you thought of giving your time or money in retirement? Volunteering or donating money in retirement can also give you a renewed purpose. Think about ways that you could increase giving in ways that align with your values. Listen in to hear my favorite volunteer opportunity. Resources & People Mentioned Boomer Benefits How Generosity Changes Your Brain from BigThink BOOK - Control Your Retirement Destiny by Dana Anspach PODCAST - Control Your Retirement Destiny Devin Carroll's YouTube Channel Taxes in Retirement Facebook Group with Andy Panko The Boomer Benefits Facebook community PODCAST - Retirement Answer Man with Roger Whitney PODCAST - The Retirement Tax Podcast with Steven Jarvis and Me Connect with Benjamin Brandt Get the Retire-Ready Toolkit: http://retirementstartstodayradio.com/ Follow Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/retiremeasap Subscribe to the newsletter: https://retirementstartstodayradio.com/newsletter Subscribe to Retirement Starts Today on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Podbean, Player FM, iHeart, or Spotify

Financial Symmetry: Cluing You In To Financial Opportunities Missed By Most People
Starting the New Year Off on the Right Financial Foot: 5 Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor, Ep #154

Financial Symmetry: Cluing You In To Financial Opportunities Missed By Most People

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 17:54


At the start of every year, people are more motivated to get off on the right financial foot. This might mean contacting a financial advisor for the first time. Video recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEB2z530-Zc So we put together a list of 5 questions we hear from those looking to hire a financial advisor. If you are considering working with a financial advisor this year, you may want to use these questions to help you understand how the financial advising process works so that you can feel comfortable choosing the right advisor for you. Listen in to hear the most frequently asked questions and our answers. Is your financial advisor a fiduciary? Thankfully, the word fiduciary has gotten more publicity lately, so more people understand what it means. A fiduciary is a financial advisor that puts their clients' best interests first. It is important to ensure that your advisor is a fiduciary so that you know that they will put your well-being ahead of the myriad conflicts of interests that can arise in this industry.  How often will you review my situation? The first question most clients have is how often we will review their finances. This usually depends on the client's situation, but we usually review a specific financial area for every client each quarter. The specific areas that we focus on regularly are taxes, estate documents and financial plans, and of course, portfolios.  We also have an automated system that checks each client's portfolio every day. Our clients feel comfortable with these automated daily inspections. Our Client Center is another way that Financial Symmetry clients can assess their portfolios at their convenience.  When and how is your fee charged? At Financial Symmetry, we are fee-only financial advisors and completely open about what we charge. All of our fee information is available on our website. Our wealth management clients are charged quarterly whereas other clients choose to work on an hourly basis. Make sure you understand the fee structure of any financial advisor that you choose to work with. How often do we meet? Typically, in-person client meetings are held once a year, but of course, Covid changed everything. Communication can be had through phone calls, emails, or video conferencing. The frequency of meetings depends on the complexity of the situation. Who is my primary point of contact? Every advising firm has a different setup and who you meet with initially may not end up being your primary source of information that you work with. At Financial Symmetry, you'll have the opportunity to work with a team of 2 advisors plus one other staff member. Listen in to hear why we work this way. If you are thinking of hiring a financial advisor, make sure to add these 5 questions to your list of questions. Outline of This Episode [1:27] Are you a fiduciary? [2:38] How often do you review my financial situation? [5:50] When and how is the fee charged? [9:10] How often will we meet? [10:58] Can I contact you if I have questions? [13:55] Who is my primary point of contact? Connect With Chad and Mike https://www.financialsymmetry.com/podcast-archive/  Connect on Twitter @csmithraleigh @TeamFSINC Follow Financial Symmetry on Facebook Subscribe To This Podcast Apple Podcasts  Stitcher  Google Play

Daf Yomi with Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

Outline of the Sugya: https://tinyurl.com/y38pyq9u

In the 11 with Brendan Griffiths
Episode 48: The MLS Academy Difference; a chat w/ Steve Covino

In the 11 with Brendan Griffiths

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 61:25


Episode 48: The MLS Academy Difference; a chat w/ Steve Covino Welcome to the 48th episode of the In The 11 Podcast! Today we are joined by Steve Covino, one of the coaches selected for the 2-year coaching course hosted by the French Football Federation. Steve shares his journey to becoming a coach and how things have changed in the field of Soccer over the years. Steve shares the hardships that are necessary for an aspiring coach to go through to make sure that they are as seasoned as a person as they would want their students to be. Taking both inspiration and lessons from the people that have been a part of his continuous path in coaching, Steve perseveres and shares more about his insights on Soccer as a coach. How the career started: Early mornings, late nights, and 24 hours of passion for the sport made Steve want to coach the youth and help them not only improve but to be able to build a career out of the sport. Being inspired by his father and previous coaches from Siena College, he experienced different hardships just so he could realize his goal of wanting to guide children into becoming great athletes. The changes in the playing field: Stepping out of college years ago, was a difficult start for Steve because the sport, popular as it is back then, is not as properly promoted in the US as it is now. Not only that but as one does when pursuing a career out of passion, albeit, Steve believes that the US is a sleeping giant in global terms as national team players continuously compete with other countries in different leagues and the numbers are steadily rising in both players and promotions.  About Steve Covino: A native of Bristol, Conn., Covino was named to the NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-North Atlantic Region Team and to the All-MAAC Second Team as a senior midfielder for the Saints in 2010. That season he posted career highs with eight goals and 20 points. Covino played in 71 games over his career with the Saints, making 69 starts. He was also named to the All-MAAC Second Team following his sophomore season.  ~ Outline of the Episode:  [02:28] How Steve Covino started in the field [05:58] What inspired Steve to become a coach [08:11] What happened next after Siena College [10:49] How professional Soccer changed over the years [16:38] How Steve decided to coach rather than play [23:31] How the professional field grew [24:58] What Steve does to progress his career further [26:44] The ups and downs of the journey [33:28] How did Steve maximize his opportunities [42:36] The intricacies of the sport and coaching [45:33] The experience with the French Football Federation [49:18] Impact of the experience with learning from other cultures [52:26] What's it like for Steve to see his players develop [56:43] How Steve sees the US in the professional field ~ Connect with In the 11 Podcast! Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/inthe11pod (https://www.patreon.com/inthe11pod) MYSTERY SPORT: https://www.mysterysport.com/ (https://www.mysterysport.com/) AT CHECKOUT USE CODE: inthe11 Follow the Show: https://linktr.ee/inthe11 (https://linktr.ee/inthe11) Subscribe to the Show on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIKaXh28XlDY-NaJEuCPJw (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIKaXh28XlDY-NaJEuCPJw) Email the show: inthe11pod@gmail.com Check out Ship It Studios!: https://www.shipitstudios.com/ (https://www.shipitstudios.com/) Article about Steve's opportunity with French Football Federation: https://www.atlutd.com/news/academy-coach-steven-covino-named-1-20-mls-youth-academy-coaches-take-part-world (https://www.atlutd.com/news/academy-coach-steven-covino-named-1-20-mls-youth-academy-coaches-take-part-world)

Antioch Bible Church Podcast

"Commitment" is part 2 of the "Follower" series from Luke 9:57-62. The Outline today: 1) Jesus challenges comfort 2) Jesus challenges priorities 3) Jesus challenges vision Jesus challenges us to follow Him on His terms, not ours.

Daf Yomi with Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

Outline of the Sugya: https://tinyurl.com/yyw5nr95

Saddleback Church Weekend Messages
Limitless Grace and Peace (Outline)

Saddleback Church Weekend Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022


Paul opens every one of his letters with a blessing: grace and peace to you. When you understand the fullness of God's grace and God's peace, it makes all the difference in the world. In this message, Pastor Buddy Owens unpacks the words grace and peace and how they can transform our new year.

Echo Zoe Radio
Michelle Lesley: Christian Liberty

Echo Zoe Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 57:16


Michelle Lesley returns for her fourth episode of Echo Zoe Radio to talk about Christian Liberty. Michelle is an author, a podcaster, and has a women's discipleship ministry. She and Amy Spreeman do a show called “A Word Fitly Spoken.” Outline of the Discussion Michelle has the issues of Christian Liberty come up every year, […]

Daf Yomi with Rav Yitzchak Etshalom
Megilah #19 24a-25b

Daf Yomi with Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 36:24


Outline of the Sugya: https://tinyurl.com/y3o66hoa

Daf Yomi with Rav Yitzchak Etshalom
Megilah #18 22b-24a

Daf Yomi with Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 25:08


Outline of the Sugya: https://tinyurl.com/y36cll5m

As Told By Nomads
604: Transforming Your Organization to Create Breakthrough Performance and Employee Well-Being with Gaurav Bhatnagar and Mark Minukas

As Told By Nomads

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 38:09


In today's episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join Gaurav Bhatnagar and Mark Minukas as we talk about the approaches to transforming an organization away from fear, anxiety, dysfunction, and stress. To effectively establish a connection with your team, as a leader, you must learn how to meet people where they are.Is fear a compelling motivation?Fear may work in ways more than one when it comes to motivating specific outcomes and results. Although in today's exchange, we learn that fear-driven results aren't always long-lasting.About Gaurav Bhatnagar and Mark Minukas:Gaurav has dedicated the last two decades of his professional life to working co-creatively with organizations to deliver performance and culture transformations and enhance leadership development. He has been a trusted adviser/ coach/ counselor to C-suite and other senior leaders in the process of transforming their organizations.Mark has been helping organizations transform their business performance for over 15 years now. His work has taken him around the world and allowed him to explore all kinds of industries – manufacturing, technology, travel and logistics, government, and financial services. While Mark marvels at the uniqueness and special nature of each company and industry, he has also discovered that human beings are the core of any organization. How people show up, communicate, problem-solve, and lead determines how large the gap is between strategy and execution.Outline of the episode:[04:13]Why is the great resignation happening?[08:44] Fear and uncertainty undermine performance in the workplace[11:09]You can be successful and still be deeply unhappy[14:27]How should you approach anxiety, stress, and fear in the workplace?[19:16]A car accident that forever changed Tayo's mindset[23:25]All our choices will have consequences[35:48] Gaurav Bhatnagar and Mark Minukas – How do you use your difference to make a difference?Resources:Website: http://www.cocreationpartners.com/Mark Minukas' LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-minukas-9333011Gaurav Bhatnagar's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gauravbhatnagar007/ Unfear, Book by Mark Minukas and Gaurav Bhatnagar: https://unfearbook.com/Connect with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast on:Personal Website: https://tayorockson.comUYD Management: https://uydmanagement.com/UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.com/uyd-collectiveLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tayorockson Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/TayoRockson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Surgery 101
362. Cervical Cancer

Surgery 101

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 18:08


After listening to this podcast, listeners should be able to: Develop a differential diagnosis for heavy, irregular vaginal bleeding. Outline the diagnostic work-up for cervical cancer and interpret based cervical biopsy results. Describe the general staging system for cervical cancer and explain how it guides treatment-intent. List the pros and cons of the different treatment modalities available for cervical cancer, along with their side-effects.

Sales Reinvented
How Acting Skills can Improve Your Virtual Selling Capabilities per Julie Hansen, Ep #278

Sales Reinvented

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 20:27


When salespeople were forced to switch from face-to-face selling to virtual selling, they were forced to learn a different medium of communication. What you used to be able to communicate with your face, body language, energy, etc. has to be squeezed into a small square on a computer screen. Your customer doesn't have the context of face-to-face. It requires learning new skills. In this episode of Sales Reinvented, Julie Hansen shares how acting skills can benefit a salesperson and help them succeed in this virtual reality we now live in.  Outline of This Episode [0:43] The difference between selling face-to-face and selling virtually [2:38] How businesses can improve virtual selling [4:47] Julie's virtual selling blueprint [6:54] Attributes + characteristics that make a great virtual seller [9:34] Tools, techniques, and strategies to improve virtual sales  [11:55] Julie's virtual selling dos and virtual selling don'ts [16:07] Get the virtual training you need to succeed in your role The difference between selling face-to-face and selling virtually Julie has a background in acting. Most actors/actresses start their careers doing live theatre. You can see your audience and what lands—or doesn't—and adjust accordingly. Virtual selling is similar to moving to on-camera work.  When Julie moved from live audiences to camera, she did what she did for theatre. But the director pointed out she wasn't looking in the right place, she was out of frame, and was distracting. She learned she had to get new training to communicate in the new medium. Salespeople need to acknowledge that and learn new skills so they can communicate in a virtual environment.  How businesses can improve virtual selling Organizations learned that they can be more cost-effective doing sales calls virtually. Plus, McKinsey found in their research that more than three-quarters of B2B buyers prefer remote interaction versus face-to-face. You need to adapt to the new reality. Most organizations throw tools and technology at their salesforce but haven't realized that communication differences need to be addressed. How does the camera read behavior? What about your eye contact and facial expressions? Are you communicating what you need to?  You have to learn to connect one-on-one on camera because sales are all about building relationships. People buy from people they like and they feel confident with. So you have to learn to establish those relationships through a camera. That's where the growth needs to be. If you can do that, you'll rise to the top and stand out.  Attributes + characteristics that make a great virtual seller Julie believes that the qualities needed to succeed are the same, whether in person or virtually. You need to be credible, keep your word, be authentic, show empathy, be an active listener, etc. But those qualities are often lost in a virtual exchange, so you have to adjust the way you communicate them. In a face-to-face conversation, if someone stared at your shoes the whole time, you'd feel like they weren't interested. But it happens on video all the time. You may be looking at the customer's image, screen, tools, etc. You need to understand that the quality of active listening requires you to behave differently. You have to know when to look at the camera directly. Your fave must communicate the emotions you think it is. What tools, techniques, and strategies does Julie recommend to improve how you portray yourself on video? Listen to learn more!  Julie's virtual selling dos and virtual selling don'ts Julie shared some amazing tips to help you improve your skills: You have to record yourself and you have to review it so you know how your customer sees you. You have to bring more energy to a virtual call because the camera takes some away. You can be natural and comfortable but you can't come across as laid back and low energy. Get yourself in a good high-energy state before jumping into a conversation. Make sure that you are managing your tools and technology and engaging your customer. Salespeople tend to go into monologues because customers aren't responding. Recognize that people are more passive on video and engage far less. You have to work harder to foster engagement.  Don't stare at your customers' image when they're talking—look at the camera. But if you're looking at the camera, how do you read body language? There are different techniques, one of which is using peripheral vision to glance at their image.  Don't assume that your customer will answer you right away. Give them a second to respond. If you ask and answer your own questions, you've trained them that they don't have to respond. Silence is uncomfortable, but you have to allow them time to process and answer.  Get the virtual training you need to succeed  Julie got a call from an experienced enterprise sales rep who was a top biller before things moved virtually. He felt like he wasn't connecting with his customers and that he had lost his superpower. When Julie worked with him on camera, it was obvious his personality wasn't coming across. He felt scripted and his discomfort was obvious. She worked with him on improving his eye contact, body language, energy, and what his face was portraying. After working together, he went back to a customer where he had been shut out of a big deal. He put together a compelling and engaging personalized video that got him back in the running.  You have to admit that you don't know what you don't know and get the help you need to adapt to this new environment. Don't sit and suffer in silence. Stand up for yourself and get the training that you need to succeed.  Resources & People Mentioned These eight charts show how COVID-19 has changed B2B sales forever Connect with Julie Hansen Connect on LinkedIn Follow on Twitter Connect With Paul Watts  LinkedIn Twitter  Subscribe to SALES REINVENTED Audio Production and Show notes by PODCAST FAST TRACK https://www.podcastfasttrack.com

Psychic Evolution
S4 EP17: Healing the Planet with Rebecca Cutehands from the Live Event, Evening Under the Stars

Psychic Evolution

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 37:54


Join Jamie and Maggie Clark with their guest, Rebecca Cutehands, as they talk about healing the planet. In this episode, she shares how her connection to the Earth helped her recover from being paralyzed and how she used that to help others. Rebecca is a spiritual guide with a beautiful affinity for the planet.   Natural Gift Medicine goes far beyond the physical; medicine is also for the spirit in the form of prayer. As a child, Rebecca grew up close to nature. She narrates how her play would involve making stone circles and putting perished bugs and spiders to bring them back to life. It may be child's play, but that was the manifestation of Rebecca's healing ability. Even more, while she was born Catholic, her Native American roots still come forward in the form of her reverence for nature. Rebecca's awareness of her gift was during a ceremony on Serpent Mound in Ohio. The native leader picked her to hold the prayers of the North. It was overwhelming for Rebecca, and so she wept. Eventually, it was her turn, but she was still able to say a prayer despite her situation. The words came to her naturally as if running like water. Rebecca is a naturally gifted healer, and she discovered it at 19. Right there and then, she understood why prayer is medicine: it heals, guides, and allows one to go beyond themselves.   Healing Experience Rebecca had her share of experience getting healed. She was diagnosed with a rare nerve disease that left her a blind quadriplegic for three and a half years. At first, she was fighting for her life, but she completely gave up when told her time was up. At 24, she was dying. Yet, she lived because of her encounter with a Japanese man. She felt him sitting next to her. The man put his hands in front of her face, and within minutes, Rebecca's eyesight was restored. First, she remembered seeing a white light, then everyone in front of her appeared, indicating that she could see again. That was the start of Rebecca's journey to healing, with the man becoming her teacher and healer. In a matter of time, her recovery progressed to her body, and she was no longer paralyzed. The experience made it clear to Rebecca that her purpose is to help heal others the same way she did. That was only the start of her journey towards a bigger part of something.   About Rebecca Cutehands: Rev. Rebecca Cutehands is a spiritual guide who assists each individual on their journey within. She honors the individual by offering many different gifts of healing. Sharing with them a variety of ways to process and integrate through their healing process. Rebecca has experienced the medicine of the “wounded healer” and understands how precious life is. A rare nerve disease left her a blind quadriplegic for three and a half years. It was Eastern medicine and her determination that brought her back. She and her teacher worked on healing every aspect of the self. She understands that the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual elements work together and must be paid attention. Rebecca feels very blessed and is amazed at where this experience has brought her.   Outline of the Episode: [02:16] Rebecca's discovery of her healing gift [09:26] The healing modality that rehabilitated Rebecca [10:04] What the healing energy felt like [13:08] Rebecca's work of healing others with the same modality that healed her [14:04] How her Native American roots deeply connected Rebecca to nature [18:21] Gained solid knowingness from the eyes to heal the rest of the body [21:48] How it felt overcoming the limitations of surviving life [23:15] Open to more life experiences and blend healing modalities to create new ones [24:31] Rebecca's healing journey through her connection to the Earth [28:55] Keep the heart open to the Earth [32:40] The story behind Rebecca's last name   Resources: Website: https://mshec3.com/ Email: Rcutehands2@gmail.com Phone: 928-499-4128   Connect with Jamie and Maggie! Website: www.psychicevolution.net JOIN THE EVOLUTION in the Psychic Evolution FREE Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/PsychicEvolution Become an Inner Eye Member: https://psychicevolution.supercast.tech/  

Invest Like the Best
Orlando Bravo - The Art of Software Buyouts - [Invest Like the Best, EP. 257]

Invest Like the Best

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 65:12


My guest today is Orlando Bravo, co-founder and Managing Partner of leading private equity firm, Thoma Bravo. Thoma Bravo manages over $90bn of assets and is best known for investing in software and technology businesses. It was Orlando who led the firm's early entry into software buyouts some twenty years ago, and he has overseen more than 350 software acquisitions since. There are few, if any, people better placed to discuss private equity and software investing. Please enjoy this excellent discussion with Orlando Bravo.   For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here.   -----   This episode is brought to you by Tegus. Tegus has built the most extensive primary information platform available for investors. With Tegus, you can learn everything you'd want to know about a company in an on-demand digital platform. Investors share their expert calls, allowing others to instantly access more than 20,000 calls on Affirm, Teladoc, Roblox, or almost any company of interest. All you have to do is log in. Visit tegus.co/patrick to learn more.   ----- Invest Like the Best is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Invest Like the Best, visit joincolossus.com/episodes.    Past guests include Tobi Lutke, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, John Collison, Kat Cole, Marc Andreessen, Matthew Ball, Bill Gurley, Anu Hariharan, Ben Thompson, and many more.   Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here.   Follow us on Twitter: @patrick_oshag | @JoinColossus   Show Notes [00:02:36] - [First question] - His belief about an opportunity/capital mismatch in private equity [00:04:26] - Adjusting his own approach to take advantage of seemingly niche opportunities [00:06:13] - Differences between software businesses they invest in versus traditional ones [00:08:25] - Outline of how he runs their four-hour portfolio meetings [00:09:53] - Overview of the very first deal he ever made in the software sector [00:14:01] - The dissonance between the average SaaS company and the ones they try to manage [00:18:22] - Major contributors that allow for their higher margins [00:20:16] - Common mistakes of companies that mis-invest capital for growth only [00:22:28] - Defining what market leader means writ large [00:23:45] - Why the subsector of cyber security is such a good opportunity set [00:26:25] - The evolving nature of the private equity world in general [00:28:41] - Where returns will come from going forward [00:31:47] - How good the opportunity for returns in this style of investing today is [00:35:32] - Lessons learned on knowing when to exit or sell a position [00:37:59] - How short their holding periods can be and how much influence they can have in such a short time [00:40:04] - Surprising things about deal-making that he's learned over his career [00:41:20] - Difficulties and points of frictions in deals that still exist for him today [00:43:11] - What part of the deal-making process he loves the most [00:44:30] - If your job title has a C in it you're not allowed to complain about it [00:46:27] - Deeply held beliefs about operating excellence [00:47:33] - What the word service means to him given everything we've talked about  [00:50:27] - How we do a better job of inviting talent into this space [00:52:51] - How decentralization will define the 2020s and beyond [00:55:48] - What is most interesting about Web3 that might affect cyber security [00:57:42] - Where there is a lack in innovation in private equity today [01:00:45] - Advice for young talent for building their careers [01:03:16] - The kindest thing that anyone has ever done for him

Retirement Starts Today Radio
Could Living Abroad Save You Money? with Tim Leffel [Rebroadcast]

Retirement Starts Today Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 24:32


Would you want to raise your standard of living for half of what you live on now? Tim Leffel did, which is why he chose to uproot his family from their life in Nashville to move to a small city in Mexico. Tim is the author of the book A Better Life for Half the Price and he joins me today to discuss the pros and cons of living abroad. Don't miss the opportunity to learn how you can save money by living abroad. Tim is an expert in the subject and has written extensively about this topic. Listen in to hear this interview.  Outline of This Episode What made Tim decide to live in Mexico? Why did he rent before buying? What are examples of how he saves money by living in Mexico? Do you need to know Spanish before moving to Mexico? Why would people not want to move abroad? Why did Tim choose to move to Mexico? Tim and his wife have traveled extensively and even lived in Seoul, Korea, and Istanbul, Turkey when they were young. When they had their daughter they knew that they didn't want to live in the far flung reaches of the world but they still wanted the experience of living abroad.  Mexico was close by and easy to travel to, plus they liked the culture and the food which made it an easy choice to settle on. They chose to live in the central Mexican town of Guanajuato which is a mid-sized city of 200,000 with pleasant weather all year round.  It makes sense to rent first before purchasing abroad Tim chose to rent for a year first before taking the plunge and purchasing a home. He remarks that buying a house abroad is not like it seems on those popular house hunting TV shows.  There is a lot you need to think about when buying a home abroad. The zoning laws aren't the same as in the U.S. and it can be hard for a foreigner to understand what things are worth without living there first. Tim recommends putting in the time and effort to truly understand the market value before purchasing a home.  What are examples of how he saves money by living in Mexico? It's no secret that living in Mexico is less expensive than living in the U.S. Rent in the United States can easily cost $2000. In Mexico, you can find a house to rent for a fraction of that. Healthcare expenses are notoriously high in the U.S. and in Mexico, Americans are shocked to find how easy it is to pay for those expenses out of pocket. Tim finds that his total monthly expenses in Mexico are roughly equivalent to what he paid in rent in the U.S. Not everything is cheaper in Mexico though, listen in to hear about what costs more in Mexico. Do you need to know the language first? You would think that you need to be fluent in the language before moving abroad, but there are some places in Mexico where you can get by being monolingual. Tim still doesn't consider himself fluent, although he is learning the language. Since his daughter went to school in Mexico, she had the opportunity to become fluent. Would you want to learn the language before moving abroad? Connect with Tim Leffel CheapLivingAbroad.com CheapestDestinationsBlog.com TimLeffel.com BOOK -A Better Life for Half the Price by Tim Leffel Connect with Benjamin Brandt Get the Retire-Ready Toolkit:http://retirementstartstodayradio.com/ Follow Ben on Twitter:https://twitter.com/retiremeasap Subscribe to Retirement Starts Today on Apple Podcasts,Stitcher,TuneIn,Podbean,Player FM,iHeart, or Spotify

As Told By Nomads
603: Fixing the Diversity Gap with Bethaney Wilkinson

As Told By Nomads

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 29:38


In today's episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join me and Bethaney Wilkinson as we talk about her life's recurring theme—the diversity gap. Bethaney shares what you can expect in her new book entitled The Diversity Gap: Where Good Intentions Meet True Cultural Change, how she believes solutions translate to communities, and how she does her work in race and equity despite it being an extremely taxing endeavor to be in.Are your intentions only a starter?In Bethaney's book The Diversity Gap: Where Good Intentions Meet True Cultural Change, she said, "when it comes to diversity, our good intentions are only beginning." In her quote, Bethaney talked about the short-sightedness of intentions. The tendency of intentions to be the end all be all for people. In diversity and inclusion, this consolation is often used as a band-aid when the attempt wasn't received or didn't work. And that's the problem. The problem arises when the reaction becomes "oh, well, I meant well" instead of "what needs to shift?" This isn't about dismissing peoples' intentions, Bethaney believes. Transformation needs to be looked at seriously when it comes to race, equity, diversity, and inclusion.About Bethaney Wilkinson:Bethaney Wilkinson is a world-class facilitator. She equips leaders and teams with the skills they need to grow good impact together. Bethaney is a facilitator, author, and champion of race-conscious leadership. She has dedicated more than a decade to exploring the intersections of community, racial justice, and social change—specifically in the organizational context.Outline of the episode:[01:25]Books that serve the community take a lot of time[07:54]Your tools and methods depend on your goal of diversity[10:38]Bethaney Wilkinson – on defining diversity as a concept and word[13:04]How Bethaney's work on diversity and inclusion started[22:21]The Diversity Gap – A recurring theme in Bethaney's life[25:02] Your authenticity will add value to the people around youResources:Website: https://www.bethaneywilkinson.com/Book: https://www.amazon.com/Diversity-Gap-Intentions-Cultural-Change/dp/1400226236Audiobook: https://www.amazon.com/Diversity-Gap-Intentions-Cultural-Change/dp/B0912G6YWF/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Connect with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast on:Personal Website: https://tayorockson.comUYD Management: https://uydmanagement.com/UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.com/uyd-collectiveLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tayorockson Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/TayoRockson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Saddleback Church Weekend Messages
Behold! The Best News Ever (Outline)

Saddleback Church Weekend Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021


The word “behold” tells us to pay attention - to gaze in awe and appreciation. So what is the Good News the God wants us to behold? In this message, Pastor Rick shares four statements that summarize the best news ever.

As Told By Nomads
602: How Kim Crowder Found Her Voice As a Firestarter

As Told By Nomads

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 30:43


In today's episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join me and Kim Crowder as we discuss where companies now are in terms of diversity and inclusion today. Here, Kim talks about why it's unfortunate that companies had to wait for a George Floyd incident to happen before making changes. If anything, it is a testament to how companies don't listen to organizational cases that support the need for an inclusive workplace. Today, Kim speaks on how moving up in ranks opened her to the real barriers to inclusive workplaces, cultural nuances, the difference between liberation and justice, and more.You – At Work and in a BusinessFor Kim, one of Forbes' top anti-racism educators that companies need, being bad in a job doesn't necessarily mean that you'll also be bad in a business. Being bad in a job or in a particular position can sometimes mean that you're just not built for the industrialization of work. This is very normal for entrepreneurs, who are natural catalysts for change and innovation. But how?About Kim Crowder:Kim Crowder is the CEO and founder of Kim Crowder Consulting. The firm uses a data-driven approach to partnering with companies and embed diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism into their DNA. That includes building equitable systems and processes for workplace culture and branding and communications. They shift cultures so that workplaces are safe for all identities to be valued, supported, innovative, and thriving by making DEIA a daily practice beyond individual initiatives.Outline of the episode:[02:20]Named by Forbes as one of the top anti-racism educators companies need[04:05]Most of us come from lived experiences[06:23]Kim Crowder – on understanding the lack of systems for real diversity and inclusion in the workplace[09:14]A Black family in South Korea[12:05]Houston, Texas – home to Beyonce and little black girls who can sing[15:00]The devil is in the details[21:57]Being a bad employee doesn't follow being a poor entrepreneur[24:05]Learn from your work now and find people who are doing what you want to do[28:34] Hold spaces for other people's differences and take what you canResources:Website: https://www.kimcrowderconsulting.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimcrowder/Twitter: https://twitter.com/IamKimCrowderInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkimcrowder/Connect with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast on:Personal Website: https://tayorockson.comUYD Management: https://uydmanagement.com/UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.com/uyd-collectiveLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tayorockson Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/TayoRockson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Saddleback Church Weekend Messages
Glory for Everyone! (Outline)

Saddleback Church Weekend Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021


Our lives are one big glory war between God's glory, and glory that can never satisfy the deepest needs of our hearts. In this message, Paul David Tripp shares the truth about the glory that can give us the hope, peace, and joy we're looking for.