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Sex & Spirituality
Reclaiming Pleasure & Moving Past Sexual Trauma with Dr. Holly Richmond

Sex & Spirituality

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 44:57


Dr. Holly Richmond is a Somatic Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Sex Therapist (CST). This unique combination of credentials enables her to focus on clients' cognitive processes as well as mind-body health. She works with women, men, couples and gender-diverse individuals on relationship and sexuality issues, offering sex therapy and sexual health coaching nationally and internationally. Her treatment specialties include low libido, sexual dysfunction, compulsive sexuality (often called “addiction”), desire discrepancies in couples, recovery from sexual assault and abuse, and alternative/non-traditional sexual expression. Her newly released book Reclaiming Pleasure: A Sex-Positive Guide for Moving Past Sexual Trauma and Living a Passionate Life (New Harbinger, Oct. 2021) is an innovative look at both somatic and psychological factors in survivors' erotic recovery. Dr. Holly is regularly quoted in publications and media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, Shape, NBC, Wired, Forbes, Oprah, Men's Health, Cosmopolitan and Women's Health. She is a sought-after consultant in the sextech industry and is seen as a pioneer in the clinical exploration of sex and technology, and how they work together as human sexuality evolves in the 21st century. Each interlinked facet of her work is grounded in a sex-positive perspective: all sex is good sex as long as it is consensual and pleasurable. This non-judgmental position allows her to assist clients in discovering their true needs, desires and personal path to wellness. www.drhollyrichmond.com IG @drhollyrichmond www.next-sex.com https://www.reclaimingyourpleasure.com/linktree https://www.amazon.com/dp/1684038421/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_23S5K0K1N40KRX45VKS1 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lauren-colletti/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lauren-colletti/support

Gay Space
S3 EP 18 - Double X Throw Down (Thomas Twins Part 1)

Gay Space

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 68:23


This week we had the PLEASURE of finally sitting down to record with the Thomas Twins, Evan & Elliott. Not sure what we had planned, but all we know is that this was so much better. We drank 3 bottles of wine and ended up recording 2 episodes, so this is part 1...look out of part 2 next week along with the YouTube video of this weeks episode that will be posted next week. As always make sure to subscribe to our feed and join us on social media! YouTube: @GaySpacePod Instagram: @GaySpacePod Twitter: @TheGaySpacePod Facebook: @GaySpacePod

The Road to Rediscovery
Learn about the healing power of pleasure and sensuality

The Road to Rediscovery

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 49:14


We are chatting with Julia Paulette Hollenbery - a bodyworker, therapist, healer, and author of her latest book “The Healing Power of Pleasure: Seven Medicines for Rediscovering in innate Joy of Being”Julia shares her passion for educating others on genuine sensual relationship, and being in tune with the life of the body for optimal healing. To learn more about the importance of pleasure and sensuality, as well as pick up a copy of her book, visit www.universeofdeliciousness.com You can also follow Julia on:Twitter (JuliaHollenbery)Facebook (JuliaPauletteHollenbery)Instagram: (Julia.Paulette.Hollenbery

Healthy Wealthy & Smart
561: Schellie Percudani & Rebecca Rakoski: The Importance of Cybersecurity

Healthy Wealthy & Smart

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 37:13


In this episode, Managing Partner of XPAN Law Partners, Rebecca Rakoski, and Senior Account Manager at Contango IT, Schellie Percudani, talk about cybersecurity, especially for small businesses. Today, Rebecca and Schellie talk about business privacy and security practices, cost-effective steps that you can take to protect your business, and the importance of cybersecurity insurance. Why do small businesses have to worry about cybersecurity? Hear about ransomware attacks and how to react to them, data privacy laws and how they impact your business, and the value of hiring lawyers, all on today's episode of The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast.   Key Takeaways “What we all have in common between the small businesses and the large businesses is we're all human.” “You're only as good as your last backup.” “You can't have privacy without security.” “You definitely don't want to be fudging any kind of information. You definitely want transparency.” There are four basic things that you can do as a business owner: enable multi-factor authentication, provide security awareness training, monitor and patch your systems, and enable software and hardware encryption. “Encryption is your Get Out Of Jail Free card in most jurisdictions.” “60% of small businesses will go out of business within 6 months of a data breach without liability insurance.” “The first thing that businesses need to do is take a proactive posture.” “If you look at data breaches, if it's not caused by an employee in the company, it's caused by an employee at one of their vendors.” “Make sure you put yourself in a legally defensible position.”   More About Schellie Percudani Schellie is a Senior Account Manager at Contango IT located in Midtown, Manhattan. With 75 people, Contango IT services their clients through 4 key areas of technology. IT Service/Support - We offer unlimited onsite and remote support for all covered users and devices with up to 60-90 second response time. In that same fixed monthly price, we also include asset management, budgeting breakdowns, disaster recovery planning, compliance requirement review and planning, technology road mapping, and a lot more. IT Infrastructure / Cabling - Moving offices? Contango IT handles the technology side of the move through Cabling and IT setup. Cybersecurity - 45 people strictly in Cybersecurity keeps Contango IT on top of the biggest buzz In technology. Risk? Compliance? Reach out, looking to help in any way possible. Even if it is just second opinion or advice. Custom Programming - Front-end or Back-end development, Android, iOS, Web-based and much more. Winners of the Microsoft Best Use of Technology Award and the NYU Stern New Venture Competition Any technology questions, reach out! With hundreds of clients over 4 services, Contango IT has seen it before.   More About Rebecca Rakoski Rebecca L. Rakoski is the managing partner at XPAN Law Partners. Rebecca counsels and defends public and private corporations, and their boards, during data breaches and responds to state/federal regulatory compliance and enforcement actions. As an experienced litigator, Rebecca has handled hundreds of matters in state and federal courts. Rebecca skilfully manages the intersection of state, federal, and international regulations that affect the transfer, storage, and collection of data to aggressively mitigate her client's litigation risks. Rebecca is on the Board of Governors for Temple University Health Systems, and an adjunct professor at Drexel University's Thomas R. Kline School of Law and Rowan University.   Suggested Keywords Healthy, Wealthy, Smart, Cybersecurity, Small Business, Privacy, Security, IT, Insurance, Legal, Hacking, Ransomware, Malware, Data, Technology, Data Breaches, Encryption   To learn more, follow Schellie and Rebecca at: Website:          https://www.contangoit.com                         https://xpanlawpartners.com Twitter:            @XPANLawPartners                         @RRakoskiesq Instagram:       @schellie00 LinkedIn:         Schellie Percudani                         Rebecca Rakoski, Esq.   Subscribe to Healthy, Wealthy & Smart: Website:                      https://podcast.healthywealthysmart.com Apple Podcasts:          https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healthy-wealthy-smart/id532717264 Spotify:                        https://open.spotify.com/show/6ELmKwE4mSZXBB8TiQvp73 SoundCloud:               https://soundcloud.com/healthywealthysmart Stitcher:                       https://www.stitcher.com/show/healthy-wealthy-smart iHeart Radio:               https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-healthy-wealthy-smart-27628927   Read the Full Transcript Here:  00:02 Hello, Rebecca and Shelly, welcome to the podcast. I'm very excited to have you on to talk all about cybersecurity. So welcome, welcome.   00:13 Thank you for having us.   00:14 Yes, thank you. And   00:16 so this cybersecurity this for me as a small business owner, is brand new to me. Although it probably shouldn't be, but it is, but that's why we're talking about it today. But before we get into it, can you guys give a little bit more detail about yourself and what you do so if the listeners understand why I'm talking to you guys today?   00:41 So I, Rebecca McCroskey, I'm a co founder and managing partner of x Pam law partners, we're a boutique cybersecurity and domestic and international data privacy law firm, which is a really fancy way of saying we help organizations with their cybersecurity, and data privacy needs, right? I have been a practicing attorney for almost four years. I hate to admit that sometimes I'm like, I'm dating myself. But what's great is we really help businesses, small startups, all the way that big multinational corporations because right now businesses are it's, it's really a brave new world that we're facing today. And businesses are getting attacked literally from all different sides. And so we started x pant to really help businesses understand what their legal obligations are, and what their legal liabilities are. And I tell my clients, my job is to avoid those problems for you, or do my best or put you in the best position to address them if and when it becomes an issue. So that's   01:48 what I do in a nutshell. Great, thanks, Shelly. How about you?   01:53 Yes, my name is Shelly perky. Donnie, I am an account manager with contango it and we help businesses and our end organizations if I could speak, we help them manage their day to day it to help build a strong security posture. We also help them with cybersecurity, we have 45 people strictly in cybersecurity, we have 25 penetration testers, eight ethical hackers. So we have a strong, you know, posture to help businesses build a posture so that they at the end, I wouldn't say that they're not going to be attacked, but they are prepared for anything that could happen. And so we help them with that. Got it.   02:43 Well, thank you both for being here to talk about this, because we are seeing more and more things in the news lately about ransomware and cyber attacks. And so oftentimes, we think of that as only happening to the big businesses, right? So why should small businesses, which a lot of listeners that listen to this podcast, are entrepreneurs or small business owners? Why should we have to worry about this?   03:10 So, you know, from a legal perspective, obviously, anybody who's ever come into contact with the legal system knows, it's not just for large businesses. So from a legal perspective, you're going to be subjected to liability from your people who whose information you're collecting, call them data subjects, you can, you're going to have contractual obligations with your vendors and third parties that you use and share data with. So put that and then just put that aside for a moment, then you also have small businesses have a reputation. And in the small business community, I am myself a small business, I'm a small law firm, Chief law firm. And you know, your reputation is everything. And so part of your reputation nowadays is how you're handling security and privacy. What are you doing the data. And so it's really important for small businesses to realize it's not just the big guys, we hear about them in the news, the colonial pipelines and the JPS foods and the Equifax is of the world. What you don't know is that every single day law firms like mine are getting a call from small businesses going help. We just clicked on a bad link, we just got ransomware, what do we do? And that happens all the time. It really you hear about the big guys, but it's the little guys that are really, you know, bearing the brunt of it, I think.   04:32 Now, I would agree. And what we all have in common between the small businesses and the large businesses is we're all human. And like Rebecca said, it's human error. Somebody clicked on an email, and they didn't know you know, they weren't trained. Hey, this is a spoofing and phishing email. This is what they look like, this is what you need to look for. And so that's where we come in, and it's we're all human and we all make mistakes. It's just no Like, you know, you this is what to look out for.   05:04 Got it. And so what are some of the issues facing businesses today, when it comes to cybersecurity?   05:12 What ransomware is obviously one of the biggest issues, right. And for your listeners who don't know what ransomware is, it is, what happens is somebody clicks on a bad link, download the bad, you know, attachment to a file, and the ransomware is downloaded to the system. Depending on how sophisticated the hackers are, they can either deploy it immediately, which means your system starts to, they start to encrypt your files, or it can be that they sit in there and wait for Oh, I don't know, the most inopportune moment that your business has. And then they deploy the ransomware. I've had clients where they deploy ransomware, or they first delete backups before they deploy the ransomware to really add insult to injury there. So but so that's one of the big things and then the your entire system gets encrypted and you can't unencrypted it without the encryption key which you then have to pay for the ransom part of it. And, you know, we hear about the big ransoms, again, the 4.4 million from colonial the 11 million from JBS. But you know, I was speaking with a colleague the other day, and a law firm got ransomware for $50,000. Now, that's a lot to a small business, it's a lot to any business, but they try to make it it's almost like it's commercials with what they think that they can afford and pay and so that they'll pay because they want you to pay the ransom. So that's I think, I think that's probably the   06:35 number one I would say so too. And then you now you're on their list, because you've paid your   06:41 SIR now. Wow, they paid   06:44 from now you're on a list of this hacker of like, Well, you know, was easy to get in before. Yeah. So let's see how we can get in again.   06:55 Right? Oh, my goodness. Hang in and you know Rebecca's right.   06:59 And that's where you know, also patching and monitoring your systems having a good strong it. posture is important. Because they see that stuff, they see little inklings of, Oh, well, something's going on here. somebody's trying to get in, you know, so they can see that. And you know, you're only as good as your last backup, and where is your backup being stored? And you know, is that in a secure location? Because if not, guess what? It doesn't matter. Because your information is gone.   07:33 Oh, my gosh, yeah, that makes so much more sense. Now, even just explaining what ransomware is. I didn't realize so they hold the encryption key ransom. And that's what you're paying for.   07:46 Correct you in order to get your data back, you have to pay to get the encryption key. And people think Well, okay, so I'll pay the ransom. And I'll get the encryption. I'll get the encryption key. And it's like, like magic? Yeah. You do, to some extent, although there used to be honor amongst thieves. It's not always the case anymore. No. But the other thing is to keep in mind encryption is not perfect. So you're not going to get it back exactly the way it was before. And a lot of laws have been changed now. So the fact that you were ransomware, it is in and of itself, a reportable event for a data breach. So that's another aspect to it. I mean, we're talking more about the technical aspects with the ransomware. But this is the other part where you know, I always say like, ransomware is like three explosions. The first one, oh, my God, my computer has exploded, but yeah, my computer's, what do I do? And then the second one, which is how are we going to, you know, get back up and running. And then the third is really the legal liability that flows from it and holding it together.   08:55 Also to I mean, Rebecca, are you finding that now, too, they're not only holding it, they're selling the data? Yeah. So they're still older data copied it, they're giving you back access to it, but now they're gonna sell it?   09:12 Yes. So what it comes down to is yes,   09:15 there's a lot to do. At that point to now you've got to tell your clients, hey, I've been   09:23 hacked. And that's where that whole reputation part comes in, you know, where you're, you know, these are people who are interesting information to you data. You know, I mean, as a law firm, we obviously hold our clients data. But you know, if you're a business, you could be holding personal information of your clients and business partners. You could be holding sensitive data on your employees or social security, financial information, information about their beneficiaries, which could be kids and things like that. So it really is a problem that just expands exponentially. It's a rabbit Well, I guess you're falling down that rabbit hole for a while.   10:04 You're like Alice in Wonderland.   10:07 Right? Oh, my gosh. Well, now you mentioned Rebecca about laws? And does that? Could you talk a little bit more about like certain data privacy laws and how that works? And if you're a small business, what does that mean?   10:24 Sure, so different. So there are two sets of laws that you need to really be businesses need to be concerned about, right. So one of them are your your data breach notification laws, which won't really be triggered unless and until there is a data breach, there are 50 states, there are 50 different laws, it's super fun for businesses who have to deal with us, then you have data privacy laws, and because nobody can seem to get their act together to come up with a federal law, we are stuck with, again, a patchwork of laws. So different states have passed different laws. And that is in and around a data subjects rights, about the data that's being collected about from them. So for example, California has a law, Virginia passed the law, Colorado passed a law recently, I know there's a proposed one in New Jersey in New York, Pennsylvania, Texas. So you name the state, and it's probably considering Washington State has tried to have made several passes into data privacy law. And what's interesting about this privacy laws is it they're usually, there's usually a threshold, sometimes small businesses will meet that threshold, but you need to understand that and it's all about the data that you're collecting. So the data you're collecting is going to trigger or not trigger requirements under some of these laws. That same data is the attractive nuisance, if you will, to the hacker they want to, they want to so you know, I always say you can't have privacy without security. So they really do go hand in glove.   12:00 What would be like an app if you know this at the top of your head, but an example of data privacy law from one of those states that has them on the books like what would be an example.   12:13 So California has the California consumer Privacy Act, the ccpa, which was amended in November, when the good citizens of California had a ballot initiative to pass the California Privacy Rights Act or the cpra. And those types of so in and around that you have different rights, the right to deletion, the right to correction, or right to a ratio of three, you know, the right to be forgotten is what's commonly known as, or just some of the rights that you're entitled to. And so businesses that fall under the within the purview of the ccpa, which is in effect right now, the cpra, which will go into effect in 2023. And so if you are a data subject, and the business is is under those laws, you can, you know, say to the pay, I want to know what you're doing with my data, hey, I need you to correct or delete my data. And the business has a set statutory period of time to respond to that data subject Access Request. It's about transparency. So anybody who saw all those updated privacy policies online, that's all driven by privacy laws, there's one in Europe called the GDPR, the general data protection regulation. And it really is in and around transparency, and data collection, storage and sharing practices. So that's, I could go much deeper, but I don't want to put anyone to sleep as I talk about loss.   13:42 I think I think that's really helpful just so that people get an idea of like, well, I don't even know what that is, you know, and if you're a small business owner, you've got a million other things on your plate, because you probably don't have a dedicated IT department, you don't have a dedicated cybersecurity department, oftentimes, you're a solopreneur. Or maybe you have less than 10 employees, you know, so all of a sudden, all of this stuff has to come on to somebody. So I think just getting an awareness out there that it exists, is really important so that you can maybe look it up in your own individual state.   14:20 Yeah, and one thing I would say and I know that this is a problem amongst entrepreneurs and startup is within the startup community is that they think well, we can do this ourselves. We can like cut and paste the privacy policy online and somebody Shelley's laughing at me over here. But you know, the purpose of these laws is to provide information about what that business is doing with data. So if you're borrowing it from somebody else, you could be in trouble twice because you're now you're not accurately reflecting what your laws are, what you're doing with the data. And you've basically taken this information and maybe obligating yourself under other laws of regular So for people who are listening, I know nobody likes talking to lawyers. I swear we're not that bad. But hiring a dedicated privacy or security attorney who understands this is really important because you told what to, you know, have an Ono moment on top of it. Oh, no moment when you're you know,   15:19 exactly. You definitely were Rebecca Sade is absolutely correct. There are people that do that they try to manipulate it and do it themselves. What they don't realize is once you're hacked, it's not just, Oh, no, they've got my information. Now I have to pay this ransomware. But guess what, oh, if you weren't following those privacy acts, you're also gonna get fined on that data, too. So you definitely don't want to be fudging any kind of information. You definitely want transparency.   15:47 Yeah. So hire lawyer. I'm a big fan of lawyers. I hire lawyers for for everything, because I don't I'm not a lawyer. I don't know how to do any of it. And I want to make sure that I am protected. So I 100% get it. Now, what? So we're talking about the pitfalls of what could happen if you have a breach, or issues facing businesses. So what can businesses do to help with cyber security? What are some things we can have in place to give us some protection and peace of mind?   16:20 Well, I would like to answer that this is Shelley, I'm someone who's there for simple and very effective basics that you could do as a business owner. And they're very cost effective. In fact, you know, you already have some of them in hand, as far as like Microsoft Office 365, all you have to do is enable your multiple factor authentication, that's a huge one, it's like leaving your light on in your house, if you're going out to dinner, they're gonna move on to the next house, because you have that layer of protection. And then, you know, security awareness training, educating your employees, educating yourself a lot of spoofing and phishing email looks like, that's huge that you know, it, it makes them aware. And that also, you know, it shows your employees that you're protecting them, you're protecting your clients, you know, it shows stability. And then also, you know, monitoring and patching your systems, you know, making sure that someone has an eye on what's going on. I'm looking for those little ticks that someone may be trying to get into your system, because a lot of people that you can have websites, you can tell by is your website going slower, that's usually a sign that someone might be trying to hack into your system. You know, so it's little things like that. And then also, you know, software and hardware encryption, that's a huge one. A lot of people, I know we have all our devices, it's our fingerprint or face that opens it. But if your hardware is not encrypted, they could just steal your laptop, pull out the hard drive, plug it in somewhere else, and guess what the data is theirs. And it's just the simple things that can help a business.   18:10 Yeah, so So to recap, the multiple factor identification that I get, and I do security awareness training, what what are these emails look like? What not to click on? monitoring and patching systems? So when you say patching systems, what exactly does that mean?   18:27 Well, that's where someone is patching in and they're, you know, they're making sure that your system is secure. And it's going somewhere in that secure like firewall, everything like that. So that is exactly   18:39 the basic there. There are systems like so for example, the Equifax data breach was a vulnerability in an Apache struts operating system. And when they found this vulnerability, it was it was a problem. People write code, people make mistakes, you need to fix it. Once they discovered the problem. They went, they were like, Oh, you need to apply this patch. It basically fixes the code. Well, if you don't apply the patch, if you don't have somebody who can help you do that you're not you're leaving your back door   19:11 open or even Yeah, or even like software, like it needs to be updated. So they're patching and updating, they're constantly monitoring, updating any software so like have you ever had where your phone doesn't work and because you haven't upgraded your system? Well that's kind of like it is for monitoring and patching. They make sure that everything is up to date everything is to code   19:34 right because if you're not patching and updating like Shelly said, you can actually leave a hole Yeah, and you're not the it's a lot easier for them to get in because you would not that system isn't being supported anymore by the Microsoft's or the Googles because they've moved on. You got to move on with them. Otherwise, you're you're gonna have a problem.   19:52 Got it. Got it. Okay, that makes a lot more sense.   19:55 They could do that themselves. Like oh, I can do this. I can do this. But as they're growing Their business, they don't have time to focus on that. And that's how little cracks happen.   20:04 Got it? Okay, that makes a lot of sense. And number four was making sure that your software and your hardware was encrypted. Right? And does that. I mean, this might be a stupid question. But does it come that way?   20:19 No, that's not a stupid question. I mean, a lot of us think that because, you know, I mean, we're on a computer right now that if I shut it and locked it, I opened it again, I could put my finger on it, it would open it, I wouldn't have to type my password in. But if my hard drive wasn't encrypted, didn't have that same protection on it, where someone could steal it, and then just pull out the hard drive, because these people are very talented, plug in the hard drive. So you need to make sure that your hard drive has that same protection with your fingerprint of code that, you know that if they would have to, they wouldn't plug it in somewhere else, they're gonna have to know that code, because it's not going to work.   21:06 Keep in mind, too, that encryption, like we're always talking about is, in most jurisdictions, if you have an encrypted hard drive, if even if they get it, they can't access it. It's not a data breach. So I like to say encryption is your get out of jail free card in most jurisdictions, okay. There are 50 of them. There's a lot, but in most of them, that's your get out of jail free card. So it's one of the biggest, that multifactor I guess, are probably two of the biggest bang for your buck. There they are. And how do you   21:37 know if your software and hardware is in is encrypted? Again, perhaps another silly question, but I just don't know.   21:43 So first of all, I don't encrypt my own hard drive. I know a lot about technology. But I, you know, I don't go to my dentist for brain surgery. professionals, who are IT professionals, like Shelley's company, and I say, here, encrypt my hard drive, and they take care of it for you. So having it's really important   22:06 night. Yeah, I can. And does that literally mean you hand your computer over to someone and say, encrypt my hard drive? Not necessarily No, no, okay.   22:16 No, no, no, a lot of times what you know, like our text can do, they can come in, they can work in remotely in and you know, just like when they have when we monitor and patch, they do it remotely. You know, if you don't even know what's going on. It's just and it shouldn't, it shouldn't interrupt your day, it should then to wreck your workflow. It should be seamless. And usually, you know, it's something that, you know, our techs are very, you know, highly educated, I love text, I always think, Oh, my gosh, what they do is so cool, because they can just, they can fix everything, and they just go in and they're they're magicians.   22:56 Got it? Got it. Okay, how it should be you.   22:59 I mean, a lot of times, and this is true, too. I think Rebecca, a lot of rules now are making sure that you actually have a credible IT team. Because if you don't, you can now get fined. Or   23:14 Yeah, there are different laws where you can if you're not doing the things you're supposed to be doing, if you're not monitoring if you don't have your asset, you know, management, those kinds of things. I mean, one of the classic examples of that is is HIPAA. Now they don't say you have to have it on teaching but they do say you have to encrypt your heart you know, encryption, or they say you show it or they say you have to monitor monitor your devices and let's face facts, do you want to be I don't want to be monitoring my devices, I want my IT guys or gals to be monitoring my devices, I want to be practicing law. So that's the beauty of it is that it's it's Charlie says it's running seamlessly in the background, and you're doing what you should be doing much with running   23:55 your business. Got it? All right. Now let's move on to so let's say you have all of this in place. You've done your basics for cybersecurity. Do you have to have cyber security insurance? Or can you just say, Well, I did all this. So what do I need the insurance for? No,   24:15 that's like driving around without your seatbelt on. Like, you know, I, I frequently wanted to ram the car in front of me, but I don't I don't do that. So cyber insurance. When I will tell you this as when I started my own law firm. The first thing I bought was malpractice insurance. The second thing I bought was cyber liability, a separate standalone cyber liability policy. They are getting more expensive, but for a small business depending on the data you're collecting, they can be very reasonable. But I sleep at night because I know that if something goes horribly wrong, it's there. All of the things you're doing. me that all The good cyber practices that Shelly and I have been talking about that just means they're going to cover you when the when the stuff hits the fan. Because if you're not doing all of that, you've probably told they've sent you a questionnaire with your cyber liability policy and you filled it out and you're like, Oh, do I have multi factor authentication? Oh sure. I encrypt my hard drive. If you lie to them, they don't cover you. But if you're doing all these good cyber practices, and you have insurance, it's you know that every single one of my clients first thing I ask, Where is your data? What is it doing? Where is your cyber liability policy? Those are the   25:35 those are the big three Yeah. Okay. To help you too, because how are you going to get that money out? Right, how do you get that money back? How do you recoup your business? I mean $50,000 is a lot Oh yeah. And you know, you're a small business and yeah, you you could take a hit you can take a loan but wouldn't it be better if somebody covered it for you it's kind of like you You get a car accident you know, it was like that rental car where your car is getting fixed. You would like to get a new car that new car smell   26:11 Yeah, cyber liability insurance is absolutely critical for small business every this statistic might be a little bit old, but I will pull it out anyway for just as an example 60% of small businesses will go out of business within six months of a data breach without live liability insurance. So that's an I know that statistic has gone up it's a it's a little stale, but I think that's about a year old and every year they put out new stats I just haven't brushed up on my statistics today. But   26:41 well that is true because as many business owners as I talked to in everything, you would not believe how many of them I've had friends that had successful businesses and everything was going great. They got hacked, and they just couldn't recoup the money that they need it breaks my heart because they never thought it would happen to them because they weren't trading money they weren't doing anything like that. It was just common goods like e commerce that they were just like, yeah, and then something happened.   27:09 I mean, I get a call at least once a week from a crime business person literally tears I don't know what am I going to do? I have a little bit of a policy or something. It's like a rider on my my general liability policy, but now it's going out because it runs out like that and so quick, and they're like now what do I do? I don't I don't have an answer for them. They're gonna have to you know, they have to pay for it out of pocket. A lot of them can't It is really heartbreaking.   27:37 Yeah. Oh my goodness. Well, so you know, we talked about some issues facing businesses today. basics for cybersecurity, the need for cybersecurity liability, which I am in the process of getting after speaking with Celli a couple of weeks ago, so I'm there I'm doing it I'm in. You don't have to I You don't have to tell me twice when it comes to important insurances, I will get it. So is there anything else that you guys wanted to let the listeners know when it comes to cybersecurity for their businesses?   28:14 Um, I think the first thing that businesses need to do is take a proactive posture. So doing the technical things that Shelley's talking about, shoring up some of their legal obligations, like I'm talking about with, you know, appropriate privacy policies, contract language and things like that. The other thing is, they have to also be aware of their vendors, which I think is another big issue facing organizations if you look at data breaches, it's not caused by an employee in the company it's caused by an employee at one of their vendors. And so you know, it's a big issue and so I would say that for all small businesses, all of the technical aspects and then make sure your your legal, you put yourself in a legally defensible position because unfortunately, these things are going to happen. And you want to make sure that you not just survive but thrive after after an event like this.   29:09 Yeah, and I agree with Rebecca, those are the key things that you need to do as a business owner, but it's also helping yourself to educate been growing your business and I know at times it can be scary because like, Oh my goodness, I got to talk to a lawyer. That's more money. Oh, I gotta have someone you know, outsource it person. When I've had my cousin, he knows computers, he knows everything. You know, everything's going but if you're looking to move your business to that next level, and you're looking to flourish, you really just like anything else, you need to make sure you understand and you are doing what is required of you to do to help your business flourish.   29:53 Got it. Well, this was great. I mean, hopefully people listening to this, it will set a match under them. To get them to really take a look at this in their business because like you said when you're a small business owner you've got a million things going on. But this is super important and I think something that people really need to focus on so I thank you for bringing this topic to me Shelly and for bringing Rebecca on because I think this is really great and I do hope that all the listeners out there will now start to take a better look at their businesses and are they protected Do they have the right things in place so thank you thank you now where can people find you? if they have questions? If God forbid they have a breach and they need a lawyer or they need someone to help do an IT assessment of their business so where can people find you? So   30:47 I obviously have a website expand law partners com Also you can follow us on Twitter and on LinkedIn please connect you can connect connect with me personally and my business we put out for small businesses out there who have a lot of questions we are constantly pushing out different topics raising issues bringing attention to different ones so please act x Pam law partners connect with us and hopefully will will provide you with some of that information that Shelley was talking about   31:23 excellent Shelly Go ahead.   31:24 You can reach me at contango it calm is our website I can also link in with me you know I love to meet new people and I always like to offer any kind of advice or second opinions I can help with if I if there's anyone I can point you into the direction to you know help your business I would love to do that.   31:46 Excellent. Shelley is a great super connector for sure. So definitely reach out to them now ladies one last question and I asked everyone this is knowing where you are now in your life in your career. What advice would you give to your younger self?   32:01 see somebody asked me this I'm gonna have to steal from my prior answer was start my law firm earlier. I wish I had done it earlier. I cherish the time I spent at a large law firm but I love what I do now. I love helping businesses so this I would do it earlier. So amazing. I would become an ethical hacker. Love that. I want to change my answer. That's a great answer. I love it.   32:35 I love it. Well, ladies, thank you so much for coming on the podcast sharing all this vitally important information. I do appreciate it. Thank you so much for having us. Pleasure and everyone. Thank you for listening. Reach out to these ladies if you are a small business because you may need some cyber help. Thank you for listening, have a great couple of days and stay healthy, wealthy and smart.

Inwood Art Works On Air
Artist Spotlight with Michael Manese

Inwood Art Works On Air

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 43:16


Michael Manese is a Inwood-based Philippine-Born Filmmaker. His previous films include When bart6874 met lulu5547, Maxine, and The Pleasure of Being Served; which has gone on to play 22 film festivals throughout North America, Europe and the Philippines. He is currently in production for his latest project, "Asian PersuAsian" - which is a recipient of Inwood Art Works Inwood Film Festival Filmmaker Fund. Keep up with Michael's work at www.angrydougfilms.com

Rugby Ranter Banter
Episode 117: Late and Far From Great (A rugby podcast for your pleasure)

Rugby Ranter Banter

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 54:01


A very late podcast in which Eddie half-arses his way through round 4 of the premiership. SHED!

Smart Agency Masterclass with Jason Swenk: Podcast for Digital Marketing Agencies
How an Agency Grew Fast to Over $4 Million and Sold Quick

Smart Agency Masterclass with Jason Swenk: Podcast for Digital Marketing Agencies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 20:33


Hollis Carter is an entrepreneur and avid skier who, after founding many companies in his career, recently became the co-founder of the Baby Bathwater Institute, a membership-based community of entrepreneurs with a focus on cultivating natural, mutually beneficial relationships. Since his business relied on many in-person events, it was quite affected by the Covid 19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions. During this time of cancellations and being stuck at home, Hollis thought of a way to add value to the members during this new situation and started to offer a series of services with a performance-based model. This model quickly grew and he ended up selling it before actually having to fully build an agency. In this interview, he talked about the process of building and growing an agency to over $4 million and then selling it, all during a pandemic. 3 Golden Nuggets Growing an agency during Covid. Before the pandemic, Hollis was organizing many in-person events. Once they were canceled because of this new situation, he realized he had a perfect opportunity to offer a new service that would offer value to members of his mastermind. There was already a business relationship and he knew their products and believed in them. So he got ready to work under a performance-based model. “It was really very simple,” he says. The offer included podcast interviews, email lists, and content sites. He spent on setting up all the automation and tracking and found someone to handle that. And of course, under this model he was working with clients, not for them. Simplifying the offer. How can you make things simpler for you? First of all, don't just take a good deal. This agency had the advantage of having a group of companies whose product they trusted. Even then, our guest says, they took people who were so product-focused that we were going to get the content and the angles they needed. People who knew they needed to be told how to market this product. They also let clients use the work they were creating and focused on the 10% that drove revenue. However, there are some things they would do differently a second time around: setting a flat fee and, instead of complicated spreadsheets just telling the client “here's the number that came in, this is our cut,” would save a lot of time. Finally, figuring out how to set expectations of timeline, having a written document with a timeline that the client can reread instead of emailing you questions. Pulling from other industries. Hollis believes in taking knowledge from other industries into your own. He makes sure to have participants from different types of businesses in his masterminds and sustains there's always nuggets that you can pull from other industry practices that might not exist in a niche that you're opening, like what he has learned about hiring from the hotel space. He encourages others to give themselves a chance step outside what they know and learn something new that they can implement in their business from an unexpected source. Sponsors and Resources Ninja Cat: Today's episode is sponsored by Ninja Cat, a digital marketing performance management platform where you can unify your data, create beautiful, insightful reports and presentations that will help you grow your business. Head over to ninjacat.io/masterclass to enjoy an exclusive offer for podcast listeners. Subscribe Apple | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Radio FM Growing an Agency Fast to Over $4 Million and Selling Quick Jason: [00:00:00] What's up, agency owners? Jason Swenk here. I have another amazing show guest. We're going to talk about how when COVID hit, they formed an agency and ramped it up to over $4 million and sold it, during COVID. So it's a really cool episode and you're going to enjoy my guest. So let's go ahead and get into it. Hey, Hollis. Welcome to the show. Hollis: [00:00:29] Hey, man. Thanks for having me. Jason: [00:00:30] Pleasure to have you on. So for the people that have not heard of you or met you at one of your cool events, tell us who you are and what do you guys do? Hollis: [00:00:39] Yeah. My name is Hollis Carter. Living in Boulder, Colorado, but originally from Georgia, where I kind of got my first start in internet marketing stuff. I was like early in college and built a couple of online businesses and luckily had one that did pretty well and sold that. And then I moved to Colorado and did this skiing thing for a while and, uh, living in the mountains and it was great, but I could only talk about skiing and snowboarding and mountain biking with people. So, I'm now a front ranger living in Boulder and enjoy it and got back in the mix of things. Our main business is called the Baby Bathwater Institute. You've come out to one of our events that we had at out mountain. And, uh, I started, my other businesses based on the thing that I use to learn… Like no one was really teaching relevant stuff in the late nineties, early two thousands. So to do it, I thought let's sit at the bar and a lobby at a conference and got most of my nuggets. And so when we had some free time, me and my now business partner who were lobby con buddies for like a decade… We started hosting these events and the whole idea was curating nice people who are in the grow and scale phase and the actual founders of their business. And in a lot of different industries that we could draw knowledge from different places, less of a kind of echo chamber mastermind of people doing the same thing. Cause there's a lot of value in those, but it's very linear. This was more of organic group meetings to have fun and, um, draw things from other industries and stuff. But we have agency people, we've got guys from hotels, we've got guys from e comm businesses… I guess I say people, not guys, cause we have plenty of girls too. We've been doing it for about eight years and I love it. Compared to the businesses I've done before, it's probably the dumbest business model. Cause it's overhead-intensive, time-intensive, relationship intensive. But I actually like it. So we're doing it for years and we'll probably do it for a very long time and really enjoy it. Jason: [00:02:37] Very cool. And COVID hit you guys really hard because your whole thing is about live experiences and that kind of stuff, uh, which are a lot of fun. And so tell us about like… cause we were talking a couple of weeks ago, you were like, man, I couldn't do these live events and that's really what the membership was for. So we gave all this money back to the members because we couldn't do live events. But I started an agency kind of by accident and it quickly grew. So talk about how did you grow the agency so quick? What did you do? Because a lot of people are looking at going, and I've seen a lot of growth in agencies over during COVID, but yours was really pretty, pretty good. So tell us a little bit more about that. Hollis: [00:03:18] I think it was, it was different because much of it was born out just starting that momentum sort of grew versus sitting with a very particular plan. Where Baby Bathwater came less out of need more out of want, this came out of need. And so there… Also, we are locked in our house and I could stay focused on, cause I wasn't doing… Going to conferences or traveling or doing things. But I think the main frame was okay, just postpone slash canceled, who knows a handful of events. We basically lost about two and a half million bucks in that decision. Which happened before people in the states even believed that this COVID thing was gonna affect us because our president was in Italy. And so we saw it a little early. We knew we didn't want to let people go. There was no PPP stuff yet. And me and my partner, Michael, we always knew we could always fall back on our marketing skills, which is kind of what got us to a place to even know what people wanted from a mastermind. So our personal interests has been in the health and wellness sort of space. We see lots of stuff that's crap. And we see lots of stuff that's good. And we happened to know a few people who have amazing products that are members. But they're product guys, they're not marketing people at all. And so we kind of went in with the thesis of how do we enhance the people who are already members value and we can't do anything for 'em, but also don't run any risk of screwing up the relationship if we get in bed with them and do something different than what we already have a good relationship with. So, I mean, it basically started with four products. I knew we had people in the group who had platforms. That love the products, cause they give them out at events. They love them. And I know they have a lot of traffic and I knew these people have great products. Didn't even know what I'm talking about. Like you should just set up this campaign and get them on the podcast and set up an email. You can track it with affiliate links… And all like, can you just do that for me? Kind of thing. So, I mean, it was actually super, super simple. Essentially, out of a network license for post affiliate pro so that we could track all of the clicks and conversions and build it very slowly, not a lot of overhead. It costed maybe like five grand or something we spent getting set up and all that automation and tracking. We did have a really hard time finding someone to help us run that once it worked. We ended up finding the guy who made the tutorial videos for the original version of it and tracked him down. And it was the first hire because it was complicated and how he set up the company structure. But the basics of it was we had people get podcast, email lists and content sites. I mean, people have great products that had a unique hook. It couldn't just be like, like we did have a CBD, which is a crowded market with a bunch of people at all look the same. But this had clinical trials, some studies, so I could go get functional medicine doctors to say something unique about it and they could write a real piece of content. So really we just took the friction out of the middle, which was, it's hard for the product owners to focus on these things that are ancillary. Then buy an ad that are not doing very diligent tasks that can scale these like one-off promotions and managing people is hectic. Like if I had a brand, I wouldn't want to do stuff we were doing because I know the costliness of managing all these relationships and getting it on the calendar and getting all the stuff they need. But in our unique situation, we had time. We… the money. We wanted to serve the people who we wanted to have back when things came back online. And so it made sense to keep calling them chatting and working it out and figuring it out. So our deal is that we took... it's very minimal, it's just an average, about 10% of the revenue for 12 months of the customer. And we would do a, you know, a multi-tiered campaign where, you know, perhaps the person to get on a podcast and do an interview about the product that was very educational and content-heavy. So it didn't just come out of the blue of this promotion. It was like ease into with good questions and then we'd do an article. And then eventually kind of like an email with a special offer and a landing page just for that person. And like something I've been back in early on was when one big person promotes the rest. So we usually just go for, you know, one or two people we have a good relationship that have a big audience and then their affiliates would see it happen. And we'd get a few more of those. But we did, because it was so hands-on, mess around with people who could send, you know, thousands and thousands and thousands of clicks and had an audience that already trusted them. So very boutique, very niche, but where it worked, very effective. I'd say the biggest bottleneck was calendars. You could lock in a deal and they might not have three months so they could do it. But we hit a point where we were going to have to start hiring more people, we had a tech guy, an administrative helper in an industry that me and Michael were putting together. Then we hired someone to go start recruiting more promoters, and then we need to start hiring writers and creatives. At that point, we actually ended up selling the business so that we didn't have to build an agency. The hard part of building an agency, managing the creatives, training, we never really hit that point. Although it looks like I'll go back to the trough and do it again. But I mean, really it was about that simple. It was like performance-based so we couldn't mess up relationships. And also we didn't want anyone to ever tell us, hey, you have to do this for me. Uh, it usually mostly came from the merchants with the products. They'd be like, hey, where are the traffic? And we're like, hey, we don't, we don't work for you. We're not on a retainer, but it's coming, it's coming. Then we'll get paid. Well, we only get paid when we make sales. So that helped us not get stress out. Jason: [00:09:32] Do you feel like you have to comb through mountains of data, jumping between multiple platforms to spreadsheets, to slide decks and backing in, in order to create performance reports for your clients? It's a constant drain on your agency's time and resources. And that's where our friends at Ninja Cat can help. Ninja Cat is a digital marketing performance management platform that really unifies your marketing data and empowers your agency to automate insightful, beautiful client reports that scale. Now Ninja Cat cat keeps your marketing performance and presentation tools in one place, freeing you up from manual data wrangling. And it really gives your team more time to focus on strategy and growing your business. And for a limited time, my smart agency podcast listeners will receive $500 ninja credit. When you go to ninjacat.io/masterclass to claim your offer and schedule a demo. That's ninjacat.io/masterclass. Yeah, I see a lot of people going the performance route. You know, one of our mastermind members, David, he was always constantly under the million mark and just trying to figure out how to get over it. And he switched to this model and got a million dollars last year during COVID, just from one client for the performance deal. Kind of like what you guys are doing, or you guys did or about to do again. I guess we can talk about that. But I liked how, when you're the performance model, they can't tell you what you can and can't do, or a timeline. You're just like, I'm putting a campaign together on our own dime, our own resources. This is what you're agreed to pay. I really like that. But I also like too, that, you know, this is a home run. Like it's a good product. I want people to not kind of overlook that and just don't go up to anybody and go give me 10% of all your sales. And plus too, you guys had relationships with them so you knew you could trust them. Because it gets really tricky sometimes when you're like, yeah, give me 10% of sales and they could the books however they want. Hollis: [00:11:54] Yes. So that was an interesting piece of... The one thing that I guess is there is we did have these relationships we've built over almost 20 years now. Which, if you just do it on the street, we couldn't start from scratch with that. So that was like our one… competitively used to do something here, but the book side of things, we actually knew how bad that can get. So we control that this was a bottleneck and business model, as far as administration and just workload. I kept everything clean, but we were starting to get super risky. So we invoiced the merchant for the payments and wrote to the affiliates. We did everything. So we essentially became a bank taking the money, moving the money versus paying out of their own affiliate program. It started to get pretty hectic. You get one monthly payment. We're trying to keep the relationships paying on time. We never ran into any issues, but you could see it coming as things got more complex. Jason: [00:12:52] Well, I'm sure the IRS probably set up red flags of all the money moving around. Hollis: [00:12:57] Oh, it was crazy that was passing through and yeah… And so like in hindsight, if we do this again, won't do the complicated equation where we have 12 months tail customer. We also calculated a refund risk thing. You know, now it's going to be one time upfront with a small fee for us that continues, but like the calculating the refund piece to try to mitigate risks. Like I think we went into it wanting to be like a no-brainer where it's like, hey, we've taken all the risks where X, Y, and Z, that you won't have to do anything for. Our contract is like the nicest thing in the world. If this was the only thing we were doing, and we were focused on it that thing would have sort of bit us in the ass, as it started to grow. But it worked well. It was boutique small. And we only did this from March to October. So it was like a significant period of time, but you can see all the forethought we didn't put into it with, oh man, the amount of time to calculate these things if I would've... There's a bunch of things we do if we really want to scale it simpler. If we do this again, you know. Jason: [00:14:05] What are some of the other things that you do simpler. Because most people listening here, this is their full-time gig. They weren't just looking at like, well, let's just try this project out, which that's really pretty cool that you guys are able to do that. Hollis: [00:14:19] Yeah. I think, you know… fed the horse because we had all the relationships and we knew this I'd stayed up drinking wine with every person in the thing all night. I knew we could do well with good products, which you highlighted, is like products that kind of sell themselves. And then the owner of those products, I think this is the simplest thing is don't just take a good deal. We only took people who were so product-focused that we were going to get the content and the angles we needed. All they cared about is being the best. But they didn't care about was telling us how to market it, that they actually wanted us to tell them. They would use the campaigns to inform all of the rest of their staff. One thing we did do well and make it easy was, hey, use the work we're creating. We don't need any cut of it. You can take our landing pages, reuse them. If you get your own affiliates, you can run them through your program. You know, just do that. Cause we only focused on that 10% that drove our revenue. The things we probably would have done different or not such a complicated calculation of the things. I remember when I first started in some of the affiliate stuff, people would hold back a percentage for refunds. There was like a whole equation. But we made everything else so simple for them. We didn't need to go, that… We could have just said here's a flat fee. Here's a number. Honestly, it would have saved one employee 40 hours a month in weird stuff. And in places where ambiguity… where also the customer on both sides has to read a spreadsheet that's complicated versus like here's the number that came in and here is the cut… over. I think simplicity would have helped a lot in that sense. And then other simplicity things, I think just figuring out how to set expectations of timeline. Even though we didn't work for those people, said it on the phone, in the conversations of like, hey, we might get a campaign locked in that's going to be out this far. But then they get in their own world. Like, where's the stuff? And I'm like, no, we already told you this. And so, one outline. Here's how this works, one the phone. Before you email me any questions, reread this. This is the rules of engagement and how it works. But that I would say once it worked and had momentum, changing the relationships from I work for you to we work together changed the whole dynamic of it versus, you know, just collecting a flat fee. Jason: [00:16:49] Yeah. I love that of like we work together rather than you're the dog barking orders to me. And even if you don't do a performance model. Hollis: [00:16:58] Yeah. It feels like you kind of got to do that sometimes. Cause I feel like that's how we like learned. If you worked in a restaurant going up or we… Whatever, like that's how it was. When you're getting paid, you just got to say yes, please, and as you wish. Which honestly doesn't even serve the client that well. Sometimes you're doing shit that they don't even need to get done. They just wanted to show that they tell you to do something. But we're only going to focus on brings in dollars. It doesn't bog down either of our teams. And that's why we switched the contract that you can leave whenever you want. You know, the psychology there was great because it was like, we're paying equally versus that, you know, walked into some long retainer and some big set up fees and things like that. Obviously you have to have some results for that to be worth it, um, for the relationship to stay. But if you know you can deliver on it, then it's probably better to be in a, a mutual relationship where either party can leave in 30 days notice versus trying to lock in really long-term deals. Jason: [00:17:58] Yeah, exactly. Well, awesome. Well, this is amazing, Hollis. Is there anything I didn't ask you that you think would benefit the audience listening in? Hollis: [00:18:05] Listen, I mean, it's funny just because it's a friend of mine that just got off a call with one of our members who, who set them up on like a little dinner in the same town. And I forget the book references basically it's about taking knowledge from other industries and bringing them into your own. So what I saw was great was a lot of the product companies who were here like some of them were in retail and other things. They just didn't know how to pull stuff from other areas. There's always like these levers that you can pull from other industry practices that might not exist in a niche that you're opening that you're trying to mark it as that in. And so I was really, all we did was just start reaching into other tools that there's no way they're ever going to get to this. So obviously we can take over this part for them and we're not also dealing with the dynamics. So there's someone in the house already being paid to do this or anything like that. It's pretty clean that way. But I think we just learned that from sitting in these events from people like, you know, we have some hiring stuff we've learned from guys in the hotel space, which I never would have thought to learn that until I sat into that at one of these events or whatever. So I've never seen through blinders. Like it's good to be focused and linear, but I think there's just so many cool nuggets in different industries you can pull and bring in that we all just kind of forget to take a glance at. Jason: [00:19:30] Awesome. Well, cool. Well, what's a website people go and check you guys out? Hollis: [00:19:35] Just babybathwater.com. Jason: [00:19:37] Awesome. Well, thanks so much for coming on the show. If you guys enjoyed this episode, make sure you go to their website. They have really cool events. I went to the one in, in Utah. And it was really pretty amazing. And if you guys want to really grow and scale your agency faster, what got you here is not going to get you to the next level and you need to do a number of different things. Because probably what got you to this level is from referrals and word of mouth, or maybe you selling, or maybe one salesperson. The biggest thing that you need is systems in place in order to grow and scale faster and get to the point where you can pick and choose. If you want to do that, I want you guys to check out our agency playbook. Go to jasonswenk.com/playbook and check it out. And it might just be the thing that will get you to the next level. So go do that now. And until next time, have a Swenk day.

Peruvians of USA
43 (English) Liberation through Pleasure and Perreo Combativo with Scholar- Activist- Puta Maria Saldana

Peruvians of USA

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 36:11


For the next weeks, we will be re-sharing the top 6 episodes of Peruvians of USA Season 2! *********************************************** First half of my interview with María Saldana (she/hers/ella). Also known as, "María pero no santa”, is a bisexual Charapa Peruana scholar-activist puta. She is part of the WELLS Healing and Research Collective, the PUMAS Collective, and the Academics for Black Survival and Wellness team. María is passionate about exploring the many ways Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (QTBIPOC) move towards healing, activism, and liberation. She is currently earning her MA in the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies Research at the University of Florida. Her heart continues to be in Iquitos, Peru where her family resides. In this episode: What is perreo combativo? How did it take down a governor? Reclaiming the word "Puta" and having agency over our own sexuality The path to defining herself as a bisexual high femme woman Charapa culture, stereotypes, and connection to her ancestors Ways to support the podcast: Give us a review on Apple Podcast Become a Listener Supporter, see link in bio Visit our Online Store and help us change the narrative with our t-shirt: “El Mejor Amigo de un Peruano es otro peruano.” Also available in feminine (“peruana”) and gender-neutral (“peruanx”) versions Follow Peruvians of USA Podcast on IG: @peruviansofusa Like our page on Facebook! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/peruviansofusa/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peruviansofusa/support

Sex With Emily
More Pleasure, Please!

Sex With Emily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 37:15


There are wants, and then, there are needs -- sexual needs, to be precise. On today's Ask Emily show, everyone has that one need that they're longing to satisfy...they just don't know how to do it. Good news: the sex expert has arrived, and I'm here to help you take that vital next step.Click Here to Subscribe.If you've never had an orgasm before, but desperately want to, I've got some ideas for that. Or if you want a hotter sex life, but your partner shuts down around sex convos, I've got communication tips. How about when you want to give your partner a crazy orgasm, but don't know the right techniques? Yep, we talk about great ones. And finally, if your partner desires sexual experiences like swinging, but you aren't sure, what in the world do you do? Answer: you listen to this episode! Because I promise, for every sex problem, there is a path forward. For more information about or to purchase the products mentioned in this podcast, click below:Good Vibrations: Your Trusted Source For Quality Toys And AccessoriesSystem Jo Lubricants Show Notes:Bellesa The Netflix of PornArticle: 6 Tips for Mastering the Game-Changing Technique of Mindful MasturbationEpisode: The Gottmans on Compatibility, Conflict & ConversationEpisode: Talk Dirty To Me w/ Joanna Angel Audio Erotica: Dipsea and QuinnBook: Curvy Girl SexThe LiberatorJe Joue Mio Vibrating Cock RingSportsheets b-Vibe: Premium anal play products for next-level butt-gasms See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Wait...WTF
Wait...WTF, the how behind 11k to 136k months in 2 years

Wait...WTF

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 50:24


I know it can be so fucking tempting to create a shiny, brand new program - especially if your last launch didn't go the way you wanted or you're not seeing results from your current product suite. But I don't want you to fall into the trap of creating more when getting back to basics might be exactly what you need! In today's episode, I am taking you behind the scenes of my biz basics - the how behind our incredible growth (an 11k cash month in September 2019 to a 136k cash month in September 2021!), a deep dive into my strategy, mindset & pleasure practices, and the important tools you need to be able to grow a sustainable, healthy biz with repeatable processes that will stand the test of time! I dive into: How I REALLY took my biz from 11k cash months in 2019 to 136k cash months in 2021! One of the MOST IMPORTANT things I've done that has allowed my biz to grow so fucking fast (this one is a game-changer!) How to stop the temptation of creating program after program (and what to do instead!) Why I want you to put your energy into THIS - instead of creating more! The specific mindset practices I use to work through my shit How to practically build more ease, simplicity & pleasure into your business  The #1 thing that NEVER changes in my biz that allows me to scale - sustainably! And more!   The Pleasure to Profit Mastermind: https://www.juliacwells.com/the-pleasure-profit-mastermin Come join me in my FREE private Facebook group, Visible AF: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VisibleAF/ Send me a DM on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/juliamothereffingwells/

Badass Lightworker Podcast
Ep #6: Divine Feminine, Womb Healing & Pleasure Activation with Sofiya Mariya

Badass Lightworker Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 71:37


Welcome to the Truth Alchemy Podcast, hosted by Ella Tsang, Truth Embodiment Coach & a magical multidimensional being. This podcast is your portal into leading your Truest & most beautiful life & brand, where you are ALL of YOU. In this episode, I am bringing on a beautiful guest, Sofiya Mariya. Sofiya Mariya is the Creatrix of Womb Alchemy, a licensed acupuncturist, and a priestess of the Magdala Rose Mystery School. Her Womb Alchemy coaching business is dedicated to helping women reclaim their womb as their sacred portal of creation by transforming their pain into power. She weaves wisdom from many traditions creating a deep life-changing experience for her clients. Sofiya works deeply with Divine Feminine energies and has supported hundreds of women through coaching, women's circles, retreats, and energy healing. She is fiercely dedicated to helping women embody their true and most empowered self. In our conversation, we dive into all things... What exactly is the Divine Feminine & how you can embody this energy every day to expand your magnetism The power of the womb as a creation portal & how you can connect with it The alchemical process of healing & becoming your Truest self How you can access your intuition in an embodied way ...& so much more Hope you enjoy! Connect & Work with Sofiya Mariya: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sofiyamariya_wombalchemist/ Discover the Womb Alchemy Coaching Program: The Womb Alchemy Coaching Program is a 14 week journey through the womb, helping you reclaim your womb, truth, body, yoni, pleasure, and power. This program provides you with over 60 modules of rituals and tools for self healing, sisterhood healing ceremonies, and one on one coaching calls, all catered to your personal needs. The next round starts in late October 2021, and applications are due by October 15th! Learn more here: http://www.sofiyamariya.com/ Come Hang Out with Me

Emotions & Eating with Nicola Beer
Increase Sexual Desire and Pleasure For Yourself and In Relationships

Emotions & Eating with Nicola Beer

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 21:55


= FREE GIFT = SELF-LOVE AND CONFIDENCE MEDITATION== https://nicolabeer.clickfunnels.com/optin33040113 ===FREEDOM FROM EMOTIONAL EATING COURSE $97 ===With Healthy Eating And Slimmer And Fitter Hypnotherapy Tracks https://training.nicolabeer.com/optin34490789=== FACEBOOK GROUP === WELLNESS AND RELATIONSHIP HAPPINESS FACEBOOK GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/marriagerelationshipadvice/ === QUESTIONS / CONTACT ====www.nicolabeer.comE: nb@nicolabeer.com

How to Save Your Marriage Podcast with Nicola Beer Marriage Podcast
Increase Sexual Desire and Pleasure - Part 1 - Marriage and Relationship Podcast

How to Save Your Marriage Podcast with Nicola Beer Marriage Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 21:55


==== FREE EBOOK - 7 SECRETS TO FIX RELATIONSHIP RIFTS ===https://training.nicolabeer.com/7-secrets-marriage==== AFFAIR RECOVERY ====https://training.nicolabeer.com/optin33343759==== FREE 20 MINUTE RELATIONSHIP RESCUE CALL ====https://training.nicolabeer.com/schedule-call1588247729131==== RELATIONSHIP MASTERCLASS – 43 MINUTE VIDEO TRAINING https://nicolabeer.clickfunnels.com/live-webinar-reg1588249782799== = SEXUAL LIBDIO HYPNOTHERAPY COURSES == = WOMEN https://training.nicolabeer.com/sales-page268816851587478134988MEN https://training.nicolabeer.com/sales-page269101901587478135341==== SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE AUDIO PROGRAM ====https://nicolabeer.clickfunnels.com/empowered-love-formula === FACEBOOK GROUP === Relationship Advice and Wellness Group with Nicola Beer https://www.facebook.com/groups/marriagerelationshipadvice/ === QUESTIONS / CONTACT ====www.nicolabeer.comE: nb@nicolabeer.com

Save Your Marriage - The Relationship Podcast with Nicola Beer
Increase Sexual Desire and Pleasure - Part 1 - Marriage and Relationship Podcast

Save Your Marriage - The Relationship Podcast with Nicola Beer

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 21:55


==== FREE EBOOK - 7 SECRETS TO FIX RELATIONSHIP RIFTS ===https://training.nicolabeer.com/7-secrets-marriage==== AFFAIR RECOVERY ====https://training.nicolabeer.com/optin33343759==== FREE 20 MINUTE RELATIONSHIP RESCUE CALL ====https://training.nicolabeer.com/schedule-call1588247729131==== RELATIONSHIP MASTERCLASS – 43 MINUTE VIDEO TRAINING https://nicolabeer.clickfunnels.com/live-webinar-reg1588249782799== = SEXUAL LIBDIO HYPNOTHERAPY COURSES == = WOMEN https://training.nicolabeer.com/sales-page268816851587478134988MEN https://training.nicolabeer.com/sales-page269101901587478135341==== SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE AUDIO PROGRAM ====https://nicolabeer.clickfunnels.com/empowered-love-formula === FACEBOOK GROUP === Relationship Advice and Wellness Group with Nicola Beer https://www.facebook.com/groups/marriagerelationshipadvice/ === QUESTIONS / CONTACT ====www.nicolabeer.comE: nb@nicolabeer.com

C**t Talk
EP182 Turning Pain Into Pleasure with Author of 'The Making of a Woman' JEWELS

C**t Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 34:03


We're all about turning pain into pleasure and we have a very inspirational story today from a woman who has done just that. She took her childhood trauma and adult alcoholism to sobriety and sexual liberation. After years of struggling, she managed to pull herself up by her own bootstraps and start on a better path. Her book ‘The Making of a Woman' is out and she competed in nationals this year in the NPC figure division at 49! Please welcome to the Clit Talk studio, Jewels!! Join our Patreon: Clit Talk Confidential  | https://www.patreon.com/ClitTalkConfidential Discounts | https://clittalkshow.com/discounts Show Notes | https://clittalkshow.com/new-blog/ep182

Intimate Judaism: A Jewish Approach to Intimacy, Sexuality, and Relationships
(35) Sex Positivity, Sexual Health, and Sexual Rights: Are These Jewish Values?

Intimate Judaism: A Jewish Approach to Intimacy, Sexuality, and Relationships

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 51:26


The World Health Organization defines sexual health as fundamental to the overall health and well-being of individuals, couples and families, and considers sexual pleasure to be a basic human right. In Judaism, sexual pleasure is valued, but only in the context of marital sex, leaving many people in conflict between their sexual health and spiritual health. Join Rabbi Scott Kahn and Talli Rosenbaum as they discuss the six principles of sexual health, and how they conflict with or align with Jewish values. To register for the webinar referenced in the podcast, go to https://webinars.tallirosenbaum.com/workshops/Apsychotherapeutic/login. Become an Intimate Judaism Patreon subscriber to get additional episodes, merch, and more, including an upcoming Q and A. Just go to https://www.patreon.com/intimatejudaism.

Spiritual Tools for an Outrageous World
The Spirituality of Pleasure

Spiritual Tools for an Outrageous World

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 59:59


Pleasure has a physical component, but there's so much more to it than that. In this week's talk, we study the most pleasure addicted generation ever, and trace their evolution through multiple life-times. Lots of cool lessons here including learning how to speak in someone else's language, new ways to understand the flood, and how to breakthrough our emotional disconnects with G-d. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jacob's Well
God's Pleasure, Our Freedom

Jacob's Well

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 41:01


Tim Keel God's Pleasure, Our Freedom Luke 12:32-34 website: jacobswell.church facebook: jacobswellkc twitter: @jacobswell

Theory & Philosophy
Laura Mulvey‘s ”Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”

Theory & Philosophy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 17:06


In this episode, I present Laura Mulvey's short essay, "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema." If you want to support me, you can do that with these links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theoryandphilosophy paypal.me/theoryphilosophy Twitter: @DavidGuignion IG: @theory_and_philosophy

WAGS of SCI: The Podcast
WAGS of SCI: The Podcast – Ep. 61 – Dr Mitchell Tepper PhD: A Chat About Sex After SCI with “The Prophet Of Pleasure”

WAGS of SCI: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 72:19


Interested in learning more about sex after Spinal Cord Injury but also want a dose of inspiration from someone who has accomplished SO much after their Spinal Cord Injury? Look no further than our no holds barred interview with Dr Mitchell Tepper PhD, a quadriplegic who is also the author of Regain That Feeling: Secrets […]

Embodied
Cleansed: Skip The 10-Step Routine, But Not Your SPF

Embodied

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 32:14


Anita's notoriously bad at washing her face, but she'll happily fall down TikTok rabbit holes on skincare routines. Medical and industry experts tell her what she should focus on instead while caring for the body's largest organ.

Do It With Dan
Who Will Your Story Heal? | Naleighna Kai

Do It With Dan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 24:52


What's your story? Do you know about the healing power of simply telling your story? There is so much power in finding your voice and speaking from your truth. You owe it to the world because you never know who you'll touch, inspire and heal. Welcome once again Dreamers, to the Do it with Dan Podcast! The place to truly dream with your eyes open. It's time to expand our experience with some more great discussion on the power of the mind in all things. Whether you want to manifest more wealth, emotional abundance or love in your life; this is the podcast for you. In this episode, Daniel speaks with the inspirational, incomparable and all-round impressive Naleighna Kai. Naleighna is the USA TODAY and Essence national bestselling, and award-winning author of several controversial women's fiction, contemporary fiction, Christian fiction, Romance, erotica, and science fiction novels that plumb the depth of unique relationships and women's issues. She is also a contributor to a New York Times bestseller, one of AALBC's 100 Top Authors, a member of CVS Hall of Fame, Mercedes Benz Mentor Award Nominee, and the E. Lynn Harris Author of Distinction. Naleighna was born and raised on the Southeast side of Chicago, the setting for most of her novels and where she is currently working on her next books: Queen of Lahaina and 90 Days of Pleasure. Please share your stories with me over at dreamwithdan.com. Connect with Naleighna here: Website: www.naleighnakai.com Naleighna's novels: www.naleighnakai.com/nks-novels Instagram: www.instagram.com/naleighnakai Twitter: www.twitter.com/NaleighnaKai To subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMdAvGk6xa5fptmdULliJrg Want to manifest money now? Play the 'Money Game' to harness the power of micro-shifting to attract abundance immediately. Get your Ebook for $1. Buy NOW. Do you want inevitable & sustainable financial abundance, based on your own unique 'Money DNA'? Watch our brand new webinar Interested in working with Dan 1-2-1? In collaboration with other highly successful experts, he will help you reach financial freedom in 6 months or less: Apply Here *PLEASE RATE US AND SHARE* Join me on: Facebook Instagram Twitter Music Credit: "The Dreamer", Common Timestamps of interest: 00:44 - Welcome Naleighna 02:40 - Write a book in four days 06:28 - The journey from writing to healing 12:30 - Nah I'm ‘a Stay 19:10 - The circle of healing & the messiness of life

What's the F***ing Point?
Dr. Rachel Allyn Reminds Us that Pleasure is Ours to Claim

What's the F***ing Point?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 64:09


For full show notes at our website, visit www.gaiacenter.co/blog/bodyful-09Pleasure is not just a sex-positive buzzword or a euphoric state to chase sometimes— it is essential to our humanity. When we prioritize pleasure, we connect back to the truest version of ourselves.In this conversation with Dr. Rachel Allyn, holistic clinical psychologist and author of the recently released book, The Pleasure Is All Yours, we chat the power and importance of pleasure, WTF “bodyfulness” really means, and why it matters.Pleasure is most often associated with sex— and while sex is important, pleasure is SO much more than just that. It's one of the fundamental aspects of being fully alive in the time we are given in these beautiful, messy, awkward, miraculous flesh suits.The full spectrum of life includes the capacity for both tremendous pain AND tremendous pleasure— and learning how to make space for both to coexist is a necessary piece of feeling the truth of our own aliveness, instead of always feeling removed from our experience or seeking to fill the good ole Bottomless Pit of Despair. While the experience of pleasure may seem fleeting, cultivating moments of pleasure can compound into deeper, lasting states of joy and contentment.For many of us, we've spent so much time being conditioned into how we're “supposed” to think, feel, and act that we've forgotten what it feels like to trust the knowing of our own body. This leaves us feeling a disconnect, both with ourselves and with others.Through Dr. Allyn's bodyfulness framework that she shares in her book (this conversation is just a teaser!), readers can learn to reconnect to their bodies, their hearts, and release internalized shame and conditioning.About Dr. Rachel Allyn (she/her)Rachel Allyn, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified yoga instructor, public speaker, and relationship columnist. She is the founder of YogaPsych, PLLC, a psychotherapy practice for adults that blends Western medicine with Eastern philosophy, and connects the mind with the body. She has been in private practice for almost fifteen years working with individuals and couples dealing with sexuality, intimacy, and relationship problems as well as trauma, depression, anxiety, and loss. She's been quoted in books and magazines including Yoga Journal, Women's Health, Outside, Good Housekeeping, and Cosmopolitan.Links + Additional Resources:The Pleasure Is All Yours: Reclaim Your Body's Bliss and Reignite Your Passion for LifeBodyfulness by Dr. Christine CaldwellDr. Allyn's YouTube Channel@drrachelallyn on InstagramVisit her website at www.drrachelallyn.com for more info on working with Dr. Allyn via therapy, retreats, online courses, and other offerings

Pleasure Revolution
EP. 209 - "LEARNING TO TRUST - Lessons from World Pleasure Day 2021"

Pleasure Revolution

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 22:45


Hola Friend! In this episode of Pleasure Revolution, we honor the process of trust. I share with you: A grounding ritual + offering to The Divine, ancestors, and guides that are in the highest service of love Cultivating trust in the way of the ancestors (wayfinding) The process I learned during the creation of the 2nd annual World Pleasure Day (August 18th) How to experience the content from this year's WPD virtual celebration to live in the path of L.I.G.H.T. May You Savor your Body's Expression of Joy! --------------------------------------------------- Connect With Me: What's one takeaway that resonated with you? DM me on IG @onethreadcoaching "Llena" a Full Moon ritual that can be used to honor the shedding process of both the lunar and menstrual cycle. Release date October 15th, 2021, go to https://www.theonethread.com To experience "All of Me", transformational music and rituals to make every day sacred, go to https://www.theonethread.com Email - info@theonethread.com Music + words by Ianne Celeste Rivera Copyright © 2021 One Thread. All Rights Reserved. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pleasurerevolution/support

Sexual Illumination
Get Turned On By Giving Your Partner Pleasure

Sexual Illumination

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 16:04


Tune in today and learn how you can get turned on by giving your love pleasure. You can use this tool to enhance your pleaure and to help you feel turned on! Join my private FB group for women here! https://www.facebook.com/groups/728666178022336   Ready to explore 1:1 coaching with me? Email me at hello@aprilmonica.com

Smart Agency Masterclass with Jason Swenk: Podcast for Digital Marketing Agencies
Can You Use NFTs To Create More Engagement For Your Digital Agency?

Smart Agency Masterclass with Jason Swenk: Podcast for Digital Marketing Agencies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 19:20


Are you thinking about the ways you could use NFTs for your digital agency? After working in nine agencies, Kent Lewis decided to start Anvil Media in 2000, which is nowadays one of the oldest search engine marketing agencies in the Pacific Northwest that specializes in analytics, SEO, paid media, and organic social media strategy. Last year, during the NFT boom, Kent wrote a not so serious press release about this phenomenon and got the attention of companies wanted to learn how to use these one-of-a-kind digital assets. Just like that, he got into the NFT world and is developing some projects around them. Today he joins Jason to talk about what are NFTs, how some companies started using them, the possibilities to further develop their potential, and how can digital agencies get in on the action too. 3 Golden Nuggets What are NFTs? There's been a lot of talk about non-fungible tokens since their boom last year. In essence, it is is a unit of data stored on a blockchain that certifies a digital asset to be unique and therefore not interchangeable. We've seen sold for hundreds of thousands, but how can companies use them? Some early adopters saw success from selling digital items to create brand awareness (Pizza Hut selling digital pizzas, Pringles selling a golden chip). But there's still much room to continue innovating. How brands are using them. If the first step was brand engagement the future of NFTs for companies includes brand engagement and brand perception management. In this post-pandemic world of much more remote work and remote communication, it makes sense to add digital products to your offerings. The future of NFTs includes its gamification, meaning tokens, rewards, exclusive access, and more. How can agencies get in on the action? As we've seen, agencies can help their clients jump on the NFT trend to create brand awareness and engagement. But some agencies are themselves starting to use NFTs. Access to exclusive rewards is a good way to create interest in your brand. Some agencies are starting to do this by the tokenization of their time. For example, someone that gets a good deal on one of your agency's tokens could get a good deal for an hour of your time. Kent also recommends paying close attention to how Gary Vaynerchuk is innovating with NFTs. Sponsors and Resources Wix: Today's episode is sponsored by the Wix Partner Program. Being a Wix Partner is ideal for freelancers and digital agencies that design and develop websites for their clients. Check out Wix.com/Partners to learn more and become a member of the community for free. Subscribe Apple | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Radio FM Using NFTs Like Gary Vee To Create Brand Engagement Jason: [00:00:00] Hey, what's up, agency owners? Jason Swenk here and have another amazing guest for you. We're going to talk about how your agency can use NFTs. That's right. And we're going to tell his story and so you can do that. So let's go ahead and jump into the episode. Hey, Ken. Welcome to the show. Kent: [00:00:25] Pleasure to be here. Thanks for having me. Jason: [00:00:27] Yeah, man. I'm excited to have you on. So tell us who are you and what do you do? Kent: [00:00:32] So my name is Kent Lewis. I am based in Portland, Oregon since 95, you know, marketing PR background. But in 96, I got involved in the internet, started optimizing websites before Google was a thing. And I've been a part of nine agencies, founded two, co-founded two. But when I was fired the second time from an agency that I was a key manager in, I decided I'm probably unemployable. Better do my own thing. So started out in 2000 with Anvil Media, as a consultancy and started bringing in employees in 03. And have been active and keeping it a relatively boutique-sized digital marketing agency since then. And when I'm not doing the agency thing, you know, I'm trying to get outside. That's the great thing about Portland, we're an hour and a half from the ocean, from the mountains from rivers, you name it. Jason: [00:01:20] Awesome, so are you a fly fisherman? Kent: [00:01:23] My first ever fly fishing experience was on the Deschutes River in Central Oregon, about three months ago. Gal, one of my friends, she gave me the rod and said Kent, and one just keep throwing it. And I caught a least solid three and a half-inch steelhead. So I didn't eat it. It was probably good for a pizza. And I guess you could say I was maybe hooked. So I think I might try more of that later, but I'm mostly like bike cycling, snowboarding, skiing, kind of guy. Jason: [00:01:50] Very cool. We'll get along very well. That's, that's all me. That's why I live in the mountains. But, um, we're not here to talk about the mountains. Let's talk about… I'm curious, because I've been fired from almost every job. Why were you fired from that one agency? Kent: [00:02:05] Well, so the first time I was fired was an agency I co-founded in 99. And by fall of 2000 we had a disagreement about equity and our role. There were two junior folks. I was like 25, 26 at the time. And there was the founder who used his 401k to fund it and we helped grow it to three and a half million, 35 people in less than two years. But, you know, we had gone in… much as I should ran of myself, my other young partner who ran the PR side and I ran the internet side. She was like I'm going in to get more equity. Are you in? I was like, I guess, yeah, because I helped build this thing. And he was offended by that and instead of firing just her he fired both of us. And by the next week, uh, October, 2000, I created Anvil as a, as a placeholder. Interestingly, the name Anvil Media comes from an easy I'd been running for four years. I thought I'll just sell the easy for a million dollars and retire. It's still archived at @anvil-media.com, but I haven't touched it since 06. Not worth a dime now, but that team that I left in late 2000 was acquired by another agency. And then my boss, who was my mentor and, you know, it was tragic to me that we had a falling out. He died of a massive heart attack at 42. So they needed somebody to run my own team. So this old school agency asked me to take my team back over and I tripled revenue. Then, in the end, my girlfriend decided the Creative Director was more interesting than I was, even though he was married. And since he was on the board and had been there 20 years, he had a little more juice than I did and canned my ass. And then I decided I better do my own thing. So it was about a girl the second time. Actually, it was about a girl both times. The other was my business partner and she was very amazing and also made a lot of bag mistakes. And I got lumped in when she and I united. So there's a whole book there somewhere when I have the time, but it was never about my performance. It was never about my abilities. It was always about bad judgment. I'm not innocent in it so much as I picked the wrong horses. Jason: [00:03:56] Yeah, gotcha. I do want to get to how you tripled revenue later on, but I do want to get into the NFTs. So explain for some people that have… I mean, if you've been living under a rock, what an NFT is and then how can agencies use NFTs to really benefit their agency? Kent: [00:04:15] Yeah. So it's actually a great story, but I'll just answer your question directly. If we have time, I'll go into the backstory because it exemplifies the timing in my career. Um, I'm not that smart. I'm just tall male with a short name and I'm not unattractive. And I think that's been as much of my success as hard work and smarts. So NFTs. So I'd been reading about, you know, what Pizza Hut and Pringles and all these brands were messing around doing these little PR stunts, basically. Creating these little non-fungible tokens, being their little digital assets that you can own. And, you know, buy, sell, trade. And because they're probably of blockchain, you can have a whole history of that item. So brand we'll get into, you know, why it matters to marketers. But to back then, we're talking March, 2021. I was like, this seems like second life. You remember second life, the virtual world. I was consulting with HP on that like however many, 14 years ago. And I realized for the first time in career, I could be one word ahead or one sentence ahead in the book. I didn't have to write the book. I didn't have to write the chapter, I just needed to spend a little more time on it and think about it just another 30 minutes longer than my client, and then help guide them through how to create a second life experience. Same thing with, uh, it's all over again, right? The world repeats. It's a spiral and a circle, historically speaking, even in tech. I read about these non fungible tokens. You create this asset, like these virtual tacos or virtual pizzas, like Pizza Hut or these Pringle gold chips. And then people get excited because you're an early adopter, even if there's a fairly worthless asset. But it wasn't because people were reselling these on the secondary market. They got them for free and they were selling them for 10, 20, $30,000. And I was like, this sounds a lot like Bitcoin for brands. And so I wrote a press release April 1st, as I've been doing the last 15, 18 years. I write a fake press release on April every year, and this one was about NFTs and, you know, NFTs, you might know as most famous things, digital watches from Jacobson and Company or digital sneakers. And so I took the idea of a digital sneaker because we're in the backyard of Adidas America and of course, Nike and I said that these other agencies are building digital sneakers. We're 10 steps ahead where building virtual shoe boxes to story of virtual sneakers to put in a virtual closet and a virtual house that we build you just to store your digital sneakers. Just totally full of it, right? Totally riffing off of a core concept. And low and behold, a very large social media platform with a blue logo reached out to me and said, hey, we need help. We've got… We're getting a virtual sneaker build for one of their communities. And we can, would, they could tell that we're very serious about it by reading that press release. So they didn't read the press release that closely, bless their hearts. And that led to another conversation. So basically what I did is I would hopped back a second and I was like, shoot, if they're serious, then I'm serious. So I read up on it. I wrote an article that's on a website called thinknorthwest.org. It's a big ad networks for the West Coast, Portland, San Francisco. Uh, about what is NFT and why does it matter? And we can talk more about that in a second, but in the end I've been talking to three large brands, including a sneaker brand about how to use NFTs. Including one of the brands that's a big technology company with a black and white logo that basically is trying to use it for B2B. How do you get into the tech community? And can we use NFTs to incentivize behaviors for deep tech clientele. Even the OEM channel reseller channel, very complicated, convoluted, not theoretically as sexy. And I love the challenge. So I'm talking with them in an hour, then try and see if we can finalize a project. So long story short, we took this, what was a press release joke into a reality of an offering to clients. And we're having these multiple discussions with larger brands. So in the past, I've evangelized mobile marketing, video marketing, podcasting, voice search, Amazon marketing. And I evangelize it as a, with my PR background, speak about it, write about it, and then develop through my articles, a concept or a structure for a service, and then sell that service. I've done that for most of my career. And the NFT happened to start out as a joke, skeptical, healthy skepticism, that it was really something. As I did the research, I realized it's extremely powerful. Because it solves… NFTs, non-fungible tokens, unlike Bitcoin, where if there's equal value, one Bitcoin equals one bitcoin. I own one, you own one. It's the same value. And a non-fungible is a one-off item that you can pay me for with Bitcoin, but it's non-replicable. Non-scalable. And so the idea is you're, you're owning an asset for something. And that's why you can say that's 30 grand to own this. Or the meme of the fire girl, the little girl with the blazing fire out of her house. And she's staring at the camera and they sold… That gal, now that she's going into college, sold it for half a million dollars and helped fund college and gave some to charity. Just for some rich person to own the digital rights to that, right? Beeple's $69 million collage. Um, he's arguably not a good artist, but he's a first-mover developed a lot of credibility in the space and had enough of a following that some very wealthy art collector, using the term loosely, decided to get a bidding war and spend crazy money. But how does that relate to brands? So there's a couple things to keep in mind for NFTs. And that is there's, because it's blockchain, it's trackable, defensible. There's no fraud, theft, or manipulation possible with an NFT, you can create as many copies as you want. You can sell them, you can give them away. But it allows… In the end, it allows for a few different things for brands. One is just general awareness. So the things that you've seen in the, in the press related to these predominantly quick-service restaurants or manufacturers and retail, lifestyle brands, Pringles, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut… Charmin has an NFT-P as in "TP." So they're just creating brand awareness. And if you like the brand, you might love them for that, if you're technologically savvy. But what I think is the next phase, because that's really what's happening in the last year. What's happening in the next year is brand engagement brand perception management. So luxury brands are getting into it. Hoochie, Jacob & Co., like I said, Jacobs & Co. are obviously a very expensive watch brand and sold an NFT watch for $100,000. Again, fairly worthless other than to the buyer, right? So brand engagement. Uh, what I think is really the secret sauce is, and this is where it gets into the B2B world, where it can apply is in the engagement for the customer. And customer retention is using it for gamification and incentives. So tokens, loyalty reward programs, earn certain tokens. Those tokens can be exchanged for things, art, music, whatever. And so it's just a clever way to up your ante and see, be seen as a forward-looking brand or an agency that creates this stuff for clients. Because a lot of like the top shot, NBA, virtual trading cards of the top 10, most expensive trading cards of all time up there with Honus Wagner is the Dallas Maverick, right? And his car traded for almost $3 million and it's a digital card. But in my backyard, Damian Lillard with the Portland trailblazers, he's added special access to groups, discussion groups, VIP access to certain events, or just access to him. So you're getting, you're paying a premium, but you're getting something that's very exclusive. That's really what NFTs are about right now, or now is exclusivity. I think also that the next phase, which will be one plus years out would be the product extensions. Agencies helping brands create products that are natural extension of their current offerings, especially in a post pandemic world. There's a lot more of this remote work, remote communication. So creating products that are more digital and interactive, it's particularly interesting right now. And then the last component would be the tokenization of time. So as an agency, you could tokenize your time where it can be bought and sold on the secondary market. Why people might do that? Hard to say. But, uh, there's a Reuben Bramanathan who's with IDEO CoLab Ventures. He's tokenized his time. And one token is equal to one hour of his time and the guy might trade his time. He might, I might have to pay him 500 or a thousand dollars. But if I get a good deal on a token, I might save a ton of money more than likely to pay right now, paying more for a token than it's worth. And then relate to that is just creating that digital ecosystem. So when I mentioned second life, there's a new version of that. And that is, there are many of them actually, but one of them is popular. It's called Superworld, where you can own the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel tower in a virtual recreation of the world, the planet. Using satellite imagery, you could add things into that world. You can develop things like second life, but mainly if you want to say I own the Eiffel tower, you can go in Superworld and buy it. If it's not already been purchased since I last looked. The Great Wall, Taj Mahal, etcetera. Those are just some of the ways a brands are using it today. One that I glossed over that's product extension. A good example is gaming. So you've got Ubisoft has a game called Rabbits. F1 has Delta time. So what, what F1 has done well with their reality show on I think Netflix. And then this, uh, F1, uh, Delta time NFT assets related to kind of gamification of F1 is they're extending out what is a very elite wealthy following. Most people don't fly to Monaco to watch the race from a yacht, but there are other ways to interact with the brand. And F1 has mastered that. Uh, and then even Microsoft has a fairly ghetto Minecraft-like game called Azure Space Mystery. That is, um, kind of remedial, but it has, it's in the NFT world. So, um, how that relates is Fortnight, if it stays relevant for another year or two, or other games like it, you could buy and sell armor and weapons and other customizations. That's one way you can buy, sell, and trade your gear within the games would be through NFTs because of the trackability that you need to do the anti-fraud protection. And then brands can obviously create assets and then know that they've protected that asset through NFT. Jason: [00:14:41] When you're an agency partner with Wix, you unlock an entire digital ecosystem for creating, managing, and growing your agency. Get the full coding and design freedom to create anything your clients need, along with the tools to manage and collaborate with your team seamlessly from anywhere. And when it comes to growing your agency, you can get matched with new leads every day and earn revenue share for every website you guys create. They're backed by the Wix industry, leading security and site performance. You'll also have a dedicated account manager on standby 24/7. So you can reach your goals and start setting new. See for yourself, head over to wix.com/partners. And re-imagine what your agency can accomplish. Now my head's spinning, which I… with ideas. And I mean, it's just to comprehend all of this is a, a little overwhelming figuring out. But that's, it's really pretty fascinating that's where a lot of the world is actually going. And, uh, those are some great examples, you know, from F1, Microsoft, and even how some of the agencies are selling their time for NFTs. It's crazy. Kent: [00:16:02] Yeah. For now it is and it will settle down. It's, it's more profound, you know, Gary Vaynerchuk has doubled down. So if you want to figure out how does an agency monetize NFTs just look at what Gary Vaynerchuk has done with NFTs. And I've had the luxury to seen him speak twice. And I thought he was just a grade-A douche bag and nothing better. And he's far more than. In fact, I firmly believed that it's, his, his character his act and he really has a huge heart and does a lot of good things. You just wouldn't know it because he has a potty mouth, which I have no problem with. And, uh, just the way he kind of yells and preaches at people. But he has a lot of good things. I never disagree that he's a smart guy and he's on point, but he's doubling down on NFTs in ways that make me look like a troglodyte. Like I'm, you know, like, I don't get it. And he's built a whole marketplace and a bunch of assets and that's cool. Cause he can do that. Cause you know, he shouldn't even be working anymore, but he's never going to stop. So look at what he's done. If you want to see what a true agency pioneer that started out just as a small wine dealer has done, it's pretty remarkable. Jason: [00:17:00] Give us one example of what you really liked that he's doing in his agency using NFTs. Kent: [00:17:06] Well, I like that he's giving back. So with his NFT agency and I, we're going to apply cause we're doing an NFT mural fundraiser here in Portland, in September. But we can apply once we build the NFT and what do you call mint it, then we can apply. If we put it on the right, uh, marketplace and use the right technology, he can use some of the proceeds and resources he's developed with his NFT company. You know, like it basically an NFT agency to help you build something better, especially if it is for a nonprofit or cause-driven social responsibility sort of thing. And, and you can get some horsepower. So he's already built giving back into his model, which I really appreciate and admire. Look at what he's doing there. So he's not just riding the money train, he's pivoting that to provide opportunities to do social good in the process. Jason: [00:17:55] Awesome. Well, this is been very educational and, uh, and really pretty cool to listen to. What's the website people can go and, uh, check the agency out? Kent: [00:18:04] Uh, you can go to anvilmediainc.com or just Google Anvil Media. You'll find me with Anvil, Portland, anvil, Kent Lewis, whatever. And then if you just Google Kent, Kent Lewis NFT, or just go to thinknorthwest.org and their blog, you'll find my article, NFT Marketing: How brands can use NFTs to engage consumers and generate revenue. I think that's a great read. And then just also look at what Gary Vaynerchuk and NFTs looked that up and news and, um, Google search generally, and you'll find a lot of great information. Jason: [00:18:36] awesome logo. Everyone go check that out and thanks so much, Kent, for coming on the show. If you guys liked this episode, make sure you guys subscribe. Also, if you want to be around other agency owners who are on the cutting edge and they're sharing the stuff that's working and be able to see the things that you might not be able to see. I'd love to invite all of you to join our exclusive mastermind. It's called the digital agency elite. So go to digitalagencyelite.com and apply. And then if we feel that you're right for the community and the community is right for you. We'll have a conversation and see if it's, uh, uh, double-check that. And so make sure you go there now. And until next time have a Swenk day.

Intimate Conversations
Awaken Sacred Sexuality, Kat Harris

Intimate Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 46:39


I swear my Podcast delights my soul to the max! Meeting Kat is SUCH a gift! She GETS it and although we have different boundaries of sex before marriage or not... our hearts, souls, bodies, truths, and femininity is in pure alignment. Her story of being a Christian and questioning, researching, listening to her heart, devouring science, being single in NYC... ALL of it brought her to one conclusion. LISTEN to the podcast to find out what she chooses with sex, penetration, oral, anal, etc as she honors ALL of life as erotic, sacred, alive, and full of delight. She's wise, insightful, funny, heart-centered, and very embodied in her love of sacred sexuality. I can't wait for the reciprocal Podcast on her show this Fall where we can take this delicious, expansive, honoring, and yummy conversation to the next level. This one you will want to listen to several times to awaken what's true for YOU with your sexuality. xoxo   --------------------------------- p.s. Take our FREE Assessment. Our Intimacy Blindspot Assessment is a quick, simple yet effective assessment so you can discover how to have the sexual freedom, healthy communication, and deep connection you deserve - https://allanapratt.com/quiz  Gentlemen - End the Fear of Rejection. Enjoy your "How To Be A Noble Badass" Complementary Training at www.GetHerToSayYes.com Ladies - Be irresistible. Feel sacred. Attract him now. Enjoy your "Vulnerability is the New Sexy" Complementary Training at http://allanapratt.com/vulnerability Featuring music by: 4 Chambers - written by Aeone / BMI Published by Angleterre Music /BMI

Spiritual & Empowerment Living With Tia
351: Love, Pleasure, & Sovereignty With The Love Witch Gwen Walsh

Spiritual & Empowerment Living With Tia

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 62:22


In this episode, Tia invites The Love Witch, Gwen Walsh, to discuss love, pleasure, and sexual sovereignty. Gwen is a sex educator, tarot reader, and witch based in Maine. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a B.A. in Women's Studies and a minor in Holistic and Integrative Health. Gwen's website: https://www.gwenwalsh.com Gwen's IG: https://www.instagram.com/gwenwalsh

The Tiff & Jack Show
142 - More Pleasure, Now

The Tiff & Jack Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 29:04


Ahhhhh, more pleasure . . . NOW. Who doesn't want more pleasure? If you look at today's topic and think for two seconds that it's nothing special, we kindly ask you to think again.  Pleasure: A feeling of happy satisfaction or enjoyment. In over-packed days, pleasure is probably the LAST thing on your mind. Well, today's episode brings it to top-of-mind, giving you simple ideas to add more pleasure into your life starting right NOW. Warmest regards,  Tiff & Jack     ⬇️ TIFF & JACK FB EMPATH COMMUNITY >>> https://www.facebook.com/groups/connectedempath MAMA TIFF'S EMPATH CLEARING SPRAY >>> https://www.tiffandjackstore.com TIFF AND JACK INSTAGRAM >>> https://www.instagram.com/tiffandjack/ PODCAST SHOW NOTES >>> https://tiffandjack.com  

The Winning Walk with Dr. Ed Young - Daily Radio
Is Pleasure the Answer, Pt. 2

The Winning Walk with Dr. Ed Young - Daily Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 24:56


Today, Dr. Young continues his message, Is Pleasure the Answer?, and reveals the one and only thing that can give your life true meaning and purpose. Stay with us. The Winning Walk with Dr. Ed Young begins in just a moment. Who am I? Why am I here? Is my life significant? These are the big questions we all ask ourselves. In this 4-part series Dr. Ed Young examines the book of Ecclesiastes as King Soloman searches for happiness and meaning in all the wrong places. Discover why everything you chase after will always leave you feeling empty – until you make God the center of your life.

Wait...WTF
Wait...WTF, I wanna burn it all down

Wait...WTF

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 30:52


I know you've been here before because I went there A LOT at the beginning of my biz: OMG, I hate this.  I just want to quit.  Nothing is working.  I want someone to tell ME what to do today.    And then you get ready to burn it alllll down.    When we treat every thought as real and every alarm as a fire - it makes us want to flee! So, in today's episode, I am sharing what to do INSTEAD when you start thinking about really giving up in your biz and how to come back to a centered and grounded place so you can stop fleeing - and start seeing results! I dive into: What to do when you start having thoughts of burning it ALL down (don't worry, it happens to all of us!) The 3 BIGGEST ways this shows up - and how to work through each one Why THIS 24-hour rule has saved my ass SO many times in my biz Where the ease REALLY comes from in pussy based business™ And so much more!    Come join me in my FREE private Facebook group, Visible AF: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VisibleAF/ Send me a DM on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/juliamothereffingwells/

Morgonpasset i P3
Den söta lilla bimbon, Ninja Thyberg om Pleasure och reaktionerna efter Lars Vilks död

Morgonpasset i P3

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 92:42


Vad fan hände egentligen igår när internet DOG? Adele ska ÄNTLIGEN släppa ny musik, Charlie XCX har släppt en het musikvideo som utspelar sig på en begravning, Daniela Rathana glider in i studion och förklarar vad farstaglitter är. Expressens kulturchef Karin Olsson gästar oss och går igenom reaktionerna efter Lars Vilks död. Succéfilmskaparen Ninja Thyberg har gjort filmen Pleasure om porrindustrin, i huvudrollen glänser Sofia Kappel och vi pratar med Ninja om hennes resor till LA och om hennes syn på porr har ändrats. Nobelpriset i medicin har INTE "vunnits" utan tilldelats David Julius och Ardem Patapoutian för sina upptäckter av receptorer för temperatur och beröring, Kalle Berg från P3 Nyheter förklarar för oss. Programledare: Kodjo Akolor, David Druid och Vendela Lundberg

Smell Ya Later
The Extreme Intense Pleasure Paradox

Smell Ya Later

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 87:55


This episode has everything: A list of perfumesA list of their "extreme," "intense," and in some cases "Eau fraîche" flankersThings we like :)Things we do not like :(Sable reveals the worst fruitTynan  reveals what size his bed isThe illusion of morality in beautyThe paradox of pleasure and restraintJokes![What we smell like today: Etat Libre d'Orange She's an Anomaly, Parfums De Marly Oriana]

Magnetic As F*ck With Jenna Black
My organic marketing secrets

Magnetic As F*ck With Jenna Black

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 38:08


I have 5 juicy marketing secrets today around how I sell, market and launch organically with magnetic energy. Enrolment for Magnetic As F*ck - Pleasure-based Business School is open now. Explore MAF here: https://jennablack.co/magneticasfuck   Connect & work with Jenna online: https://www.jennablack.co/ Connect with Jenna on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jennablack.co Join Jenna's signature wealth program Money Queen: https://www.jennablack.co/moneyqueen  If you loved this episode, I would deeply appreciate you leaving me a 5 star review or sharing it with a friend! x Jenna

Skylight Books Author Reading Series
SKYLIT: August McLaughlin & Jamila Dawson, ”WITH PLEASURE”

Skylight Books Author Reading Series

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 48:35


With Pleasure: Managing Trauma Triggers for More Vibrant Sex and Relationships is a companion for anyone experiencing the effects of trauma. Through true survivor stories, expert insight, writing prompts, and grounding exercises, it explores pleasure, relationships, and community as worthy and essential antidotes in trying times.   Written by trauma-informed sex therapist Jamila Dawson, LMFT, and sexuality journalist and podcaster August McLaughlin, With Pleasure provides a much-needed alternative to harmful “self-help” ideologies that instruct people to “change their thoughts” or “choose to be happy.” Instead, Dawson and McLaughlin encourage readers to respect their feelings, understand the complexities of a society and systems that fuel trauma, foster self-compassion, and embrace pleasure. _______________________________________________   Produced by Maddie Gobbo, Lance Morgan, Natalie Freeman, & Michael Kowaleski. Theme: "I Love All My Friends," an unreleased demo by Fragile Gang. Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.

The Stock Trading Reality Podcast
How Pain is Actually Pleasure | STR 341

The Stock Trading Reality Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 19:21


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but passion alone is not going to be enough when it comes to becoming a successful trader. In this solo episode, I want to share with you what I’ve learned to be a very powerful way to identify opportunities to give yourself an advantage of overs. I realize that can sound a bit cutthroat and savage; however, let’s keep things real, the world of trading is a competition against other human beings. Like any competition in life, the more advantages you can give yourself, the better the chances are that you find success. Let’s focus on some pain and how it can actually help you become a better trader and beat out the competition you face!

The Winning Walk with Dr. Ed Young - Daily Radio
Is Pleasure the Answer, Pt. 1

The Winning Walk with Dr. Ed Young - Daily Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 24:56


Today, Dr. Young starts his message, Is Pleasure the Answer?, and shares the only place where you can find true and lasting joy. Stick around to hear that encouraging message. Who am I? Why am I here? Is my life significant? These are the big questions we all ask ourselves. In this 4-part series Dr. Ed Young examines the book of Ecclesiastes as King Soloman searches for happiness and meaning in all the wrong places. Discover why everything you chase after will always leave you feeling empty – until you make God the center of your life.

A Decided Difference
The pleasure of planning

A Decided Difference

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 11:50


Does planning sound like drudgery to you? Do you resist sticking to a plan because you don't like feeling boxed in? What if you knew planning could help reduce depression and anxiety and help you to feel more in control of your life? In this week's podcast episode, learn how to plan to make A Decided Difference for yourself.

Predators I've Caught With Chris Hansen
"I was intentions to be pleasurable and pleasure her." James Travis Fowler

Predators I've Caught With Chris Hansen

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 27:14


James Fowler was caught in the Bowling Green, Kentucky edition of To Catch A Predator. Fowler had one conviction of statutory rape before he appeared on the show. He is dubbed by the TCaP community as “Lurch”.

Yaron Brook Show
YBS: Yaron Rules For Life -- Health, Wealth & Pleasure

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 101:34


Like​ what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: http://youtube.com/ybrook​​​​Become a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: http://yaronbrookshow.com/support​​​​Or make a one-time donation: http://paypal.me/yaronbrookshow​​​​Continue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (http://twitter.com/yaronbrook​​​​) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/ybrook​​​​). Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: http://ari.aynrand.org​​#Fitness #sex #Egoism #Selfishness #Objectivism​ #AynRand

Embodied
Overnighted: 24-Hour Childcare Center Workers Are An Extension Of Families

Embodied

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 33:40


Anita learns daycare for children can continue well into the night thanks to facilities open around the clock meeting the needs of parents working nontraditional hours. Two 24-hour care providers take her into their day-to-day operations and discuss the unique bonds they form with the families they work for. Plus a single mom shares her story of relying on a 24-hour facility to help meet her needs.

Anxiety Simplified Podcast
Episode # 66 Let's Talk About Sex & Anxiety

Anxiety Simplified Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 38:42


Today we have a special guest Dr. Lindsey Brooks a sex therapist.  Dr. Lindsey Brooks is a sex therapist turned sex educator. She has her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, is a certified sex therapist, and has been providing therapy since 2005. She is thrilled to now be bringing her knowledge beyond the therapy room with her Sexual Empowerment School where she teaches women how to build their sexual self-knowledge, develop pleasure-positive mindsets, and learn sexual communication skills through her online workshops and resources. She is currently running an 8-week course for women. She shares how developing a pleasure-positive mindset can be an integral part of mental wellness for women. Getting more on their sexuality and letting go of negative sex mindset. What sexual empowerment really means to women and getting people sex education. She talks about how we pick up Sexual Scripts from society, tv and social media, especially for young couples and to avoid misinformation. She talks about scripts that can be relearned to reuse them. Letting go of sexual myths and letting go of negative sex mindset and into sexual empowerment.  In her 8-week workshop, Dr. Lindsey helps to rewrite society or religious scripts for more of a pleasure centered mindset. Pleasure center sexuality or pleasure center parts of the body. We Discussed how hard to separate emotions and sexuality.  This is where hurt feelings of shame and anxiety can be there if you are not on the same emotional page when having sex. Normalizing behaviors and emotions involved and reframing shame and focus on what that person enjoys to feel better. Shame messages from religions message of impurity or that women are supposed to be the gate keeper of sex, either the good girl that should be the fun be a sexual girl having sex by the 3rd date. Or the exact opposite must be a virgin until marriage or you are a whore. It does not need to be a good or bad. And reframe as your own values to guide you. What feels right, Pleasure is a normal experience of a human.  Women deserve pleasure in sex and for it to be mutual and reciprocated, not one-sided. Not fear or shame just exploring experiences and see who they are now, it is okay and not a bad thing without pressures within your own way. What am I interested to explore within your comfort zone? Break it down when to say NO: Talk first about it with your partner to be reciprocal between the couples wanted experience to find pleasure is important: Ask This is what I want to explore and want to experience What I will do or try What I will not do or try. Dr. Lindsey has a free offering of a quiz to help find clarity Her course can be found at: https://www.sexualempowermentschool.com/ This is by no means a replacement for therapy or any medical attention if you need it.  Always reach out and take care of yourself or if you are feeling like you want to hurt yourself, there is always someone standing by at 1800-273-8255 or call 911. AnxietySimplified.net There is a free download worksheet and a Course of Conquer Your Panic Attacks. ESA Pros.com for an emotional support animal or a Psychiatric Service Dog to go with you everywhere you go YouTube Channel: Anxiety Simplified Podcast: for the videos of the podcasts

The Real Undressed with Deborah Kagan
168.Lisa Haisha, Part 2: Secrets of the Universe, Evolution + Soulblazing

The Real Undressed with Deborah Kagan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 71:49


Lisa Haisha is a life coach, author, transformational speaker, TV host and avid traveler, with an MA in Spiritual Psychology. Her fascination with people has taken her to over 60 countries, where she worked in everything from boardrooms to yurts helping people make shift happen in their lives. She also the Chair(wo)man of Silicon Valley's Pitch Global L.A. chapter and frequently works with entrepreneurs helping them manifest change. In addition to private coaching and retreats, she's interviewed and filmed dozens of movers-and-shakers and out-of-the-box thinkers to explore what makes them tick. The Legacy series led to the Amazon Originals SoulBlazing with Lisa Haisha and the latest two seasons: Conversations with Master Teachers and Encounters with Metaphysical Healers. You can find inspiration from lots of interviews and wisdom on her YouTube channel.   Lisa Haisha, Part 2 In this episode we speak about everything from: ~ the critical importance of self-love and Lisa's four part process to cultivate it ~ how magic is EVERYWHERE and how to find more of it ~ what to do when you are evolving differently from the people in your life (and Lisa's technique that she took from Hollywood to keep relationships healthy and loving) ~ the power of following the universe's nudges ~ being a YES! to life (this goes hand in hand with being willing to fail) ~ how everyone has a mission + purpose ~ finding compassion for yourself AND breaking through fears ~ a simple technique to easily transform dysfunctional thoughts and beliefs ~ the KEY ingredient to be a potent creator (this is where sex + sensuality come into play) ~ and much more!     Connect with Lisa Haisha Website |  soulblazing.com   whispersfromchildrenshearts.org Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/lisa.haisha/ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/lisahaisha/ LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisahaisha/  YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/c/LisaHaisha      *****   MENTORING + FREE MOJO CHECK LIST    Burnt out and Stressed? Disconnected from your body? Lost your enthusiasm for life? Craving confidence + feminine radiance?   You need to talk with me ASAP.   You are being gifted with an opportunity to have a complimentary Mojo Mentoring session with me*. And yes, we can uncover what's in the way and ignite your mojo…PLUS, as soon as you book your call, you receive a FREE Mojo Check List to get your engines revved right away.   Click the link and reserve your spot now:   https://mojo.deborah-kagan.com/mentoring   * a limited number of sessions are available    *****   Connect with Deborah Website | http://therealundressed.com/ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/therealundressed/   https://www.instagram.com/deborahkagan/ Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/mojorecoveryspecialist/   Subscribe to The Real Undressed Podcast iTunes | https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-real-undressed-with-deborah-kagan/id1494643770 Spotify | https://open.spotify.com/show/1eOQaw6kryBsXo7Jb6qEnv   Please remember to: Subscribe Rate Review the podcast. I read every single one and your feedback is valuable.     Additional Resources: Lisa Haisha, Part 1 http://www.therealundressed.com/166  

The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen Lakhiani
The Secret To Experiencing Full-Body Orgasms And True Intimacy - Bibi Brzozka

The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen Lakhiani

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 48:35


In this episode, Bibi Brzozka focuses on a brand of sex education that schools fail to teach…Shift your perception of sexuality and tap into the power of sex to access peak experiences in love, bliss, oneness, and healing. Filled with exciting personal anecdotes and tangible takeaways, tune into this episode to move your sexual energy, exchange it with your partner and deepen into true intimacy.       Listen out for: - The definition of sexual energy. - The story of how Bibi experienced her first full-body orgasm. - The secret to experiencing a full-body orgasm for yourself.  ABOUT BIBI BRZOZKA After completing three Masters in Finance, Banking, and International Marketing and using fat bonuses, casual sex, and retail therapy to cover up a lack of fulfillment for 15 years, Bibi Brzozka redesigned her life completely. As she dug deep for answers on her path to self-discovery, she came across conscious sexuality and experienced her first full-body orgasm at the age of 35. Now she's on a mission to share exactly how she did it!      Bonus:                                                                          - Did you know that meditation brings more amazing SEX into your life? If you don't believe us, watch in this FREE Mindvalley Masterclass with Emily Fletcher

The 2 Greatest
563. The Pleasure Of Money

The 2 Greatest

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 6:08


This is the flip side of yesterday's episode.  There are problem with money, but there are also pleasures when used and viewed rightly.

Love Life Connection
September Bonus Episode: 12 Ways to Add More Pleasure to Your Life (Shows, Podcasts and IG Accounts I Love)

Love Life Connection

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 33:08


As of the recording of today's episode, there's an ongoing crisis with COVID and Afghanistan. These current events might have you feeling a little down. Even though I can't know what the state of the world will be by the time you listen to this episode, I wanted to lighten things up and talk about something a bit more fun. I also think a little fun is appropriate with my upcoming podcast tour fast approaching. So today, I share three TV shows/movies, three podcasts, and three Instagram accounts I love, plus some other entertaining resources. 9:15 - The humorous TV show with a theme around the power of kindness you must watch 10:48 - The rare movie that I just had to finish watching 12:56 - The TV show all about creating beautiful and functional backyard spaces 14:12 - The first podcast I can't get enough of (and how it relates to baseball and The Bachelor) 16:23 - The podcast that tells you little know stories about American history, from Washington to Walt Disney, and how they tie into current events 19:43 - The podcast hosted by two famous people with nothing in common with each other 21:29 - The funny Instagram account that makes me appreciate my current home state all the more 22:35 - The poetic astrology IG account you'll enjoy reading when you wake up 25:17 - Astrologist recommendations and the app that's far more accurate than your horoscope 27:16 - A few other things I love that you might find pleasure in too I hope you enjoyed this episode! Find me on Instagram or email me with your feedback. I look forward to hearing from you! After you listen to this episode, here are your next steps: Sign up for the Worthy in Love podcast tour here. Enjoy the following mentioned in today's show:   Ted Lasso  CODA  Homegrown  Game of Roses podcast Sharon Says So Podcast and IG account Renegades: Born in the USA podcast New Jersey Memes IG account Heidi Rose Robbins IG account Chart Your Career podcast with Heidi and Ellen Fondiler CHANI app NYT's Spelling Bee NYT's The Morning Newsletter and Evening Briefing Get my free 2021 Coaching Services and Pricing Guide to learn how to work with me 1-on-1 here. If you are interested in being coached on the Love Live Connection, sign up for my waitlist here. Finally, If you get value from the Love Life Connection, please rate & review it on Apple Podcasts. It only takes a sec to impact our ranking + it'll help other women find our community!

Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show
09/29/21 Wednesday, Hour 1: Pain & Pleasure… Both Impostors

Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 60:00


Deal with the ups and downs the same…; if people like/hate you that's fine; take it all the same way; ASU student update…; stay in yo hood; Rick from Maine on the biblical question --- Peggy from San Antonio, TX asks Jesse how he defines a bitch. She also seeks advice on something personal going on. Mark from Los Angeles, CA says it's a battle between races not spiritual. Maged from Egypt asks Jesse what is success.

Sex Magic Podcast
Episode 602: In Pleasure, Embodied with Che Che Luna

Sex Magic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 59:30


On this weeks episode, Toska had the absolute pleasure of sitting down in conversation with Che Che Luna. They are a holistic, trauma-informed sex + pleasure educator, queer nonbinary brujx, activist, dancer and sensual embodiment facilitator. This podcast episode flows through discussing movement as a practice for healing and self exploration, as well as a medium to navigate our sexual identity, gender identity, and intimacy with others and ourselves. We chat spiritual journeys, being a brujx, sex magick, erotic energy as vitality, and dance to connect to the somatic intelligence of our body. This is a profoundly inspiring episode, tune in to awaken your spirit to move, dance, play, and feel the magick of the erotic. 20% OFF ALL OUR COURSES UNTIL OCT 1 - Use the code “NEWSEASON” Che Che Luna's Links & Social Stay in touch with Che Che Luna ~ www.checheluna.com Join their new offering “Sensual Self Care Academy” - https://che-che-luna.teachable.com/p/sensual-self-care-academy Connect on social media ~ @che.che.luna Links & Socials Stay in touch ~ www.sexmagicsociety.com Access our online courses ~ https://sex-magic-podcast-s-school.teachable.com/ Join our community ~ www.patreon.com/sexmagicpodcast Connect on social media ~ www.instagram.com/sexmagicpodcast --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sex-magic-podcast/support

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
Change Your BRAIN By Using These Hacks to Increase Your DOPAMINE | Dr. Andrew Huberman

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 75:34


Check out our sponsors:  Better Help: Get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/impacttheory LMNT: Go to drinkLMNT.com/Impact to try their brand NEW flavor - Watermelon Salt. Real Good Foods: Click the link for $25 OFF any order of $25 or more! https://realgoodfoods.com/discount/IMPACTTHEORY Novo:  banknovo.com/IMPACT ChiliSleep: Get 20% off at chilisleep.com/IMPACT Dopamine is not a new topic. People have been obsessing and hearing about dopamine and its role in human behavior for years. You may think of it as the feel-good happy hormone, or you may associate it with addiction, love, lust and sex. As our lives convert over to a totally digital experience that is with us everywhere we are in the form of a cell phone, dopamine detox has even started gaining in popularity. Dr. Andrew Huberman from the Huberman Lab is back again to unpack some of the more surprising discoveries and uses of dopamine. He cleverly relates dopamine to being a biological currency that has a role to play in human desire for more. Dopamine is the catalyst pushing humanity forward exploring things like cryptocurrency and pushing our limitations and what is possible, but is all of that for the sake of pleasure and feeling good? Dr. Huberman breaks down the eternal balance of pain and pleasure, arousal and relaxation and gives you the insight you need to start regulating your body's dopamine release. If you thought dopamine was all about feeling good, Dr. Huberman is about to reveal why it's more about what motivates you in the pursuit of something greater.   SHOW NOTES:   0:00 | Introduction Dr. Andrew Huberman 0:56 | Dopamine the Biological Currency 6:51 | Releasing Dopamine 10:38 | Hormonal Signaling 14:34 | Can We Spike Dopamine? 21:00 | Value the Pursuit & the Dips 25:40 | Balance of Pain and Pleasure 31:23 | Self Regulation of Dopamine 38:28 | Dopamine and Time Perception 44:31 | Dopamine and Overindulging 49:05 | Action Based Denial 52:42 | Using Rules & Dopamine 58:27 | Ways to Get Motivated   QUOTES:   “When I say dopamine is the universal currency of everything, what I mean is, it's driving the motivation to develop new currencies.” [3:08]   “Celebrating the win more than the pursuit, it actually sets you up for failure in the future.” [16:00]   “If you can start to register that craving, and that friction and that desire, that almost kind of low level of agitation, sometimes high level of agitation [...] that's dopamine...” [17:54]   “Your capacity to tap into dopamine as a motivator, not just seeking dopamine rewards, that is infinite.” [19:34]   “It's the craving that makes me feel alive. So it's the state of wanting that is in and of itself, the pleasurable act.” [22:37]   “It doesn't matter if it's Bitcoin or aetherium, it doesn't matter if it's putting rockets on other planets, it doesn't matter if it's building the first automobile, it's the same currency.” [25:27]   “Dopamine itself is not the reward. It's the build up to the reward, and the reward has more of a kind of opioid bliss like property,” [29:51]   “The more pain you experience, the more dopamine you can achieve. If you get back on the avenue of pursuit.” [30:58]   “I would say addiction is a progressive narrowing of the things that bring you pleasure, and I don't like to comment too much on enlightenment, [...] but a good life is a progressive expansion of the things that bring you pleasure, and even better is a good life is a progressive expansion of the things that bring you pleasure and includes pleasure through motivation and hard work. “ [32:55]   “If you think about most of the growth in life comes from these rigidly externally imposed schedules and we hate them. But they are where we learn restraint” [52:42]     Follow Andrew Huberman: Website: https://hubermanlab.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andrewhubermanlab Twitter: https://twitter.com/hubermanlab Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hubermanlab/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hubermanlab Podcast: https://hubermanlab.com/