Jaime Villalovos, Owner and Founder of Happy & Strong, Inc., talks about how her new book Happy & Strong is rooted in a desire to assist people in chasing their biggest dreams while also ensuring that they stay happy and fulfilled. Villalovos and host of #ThePlaybook, David Meltzer, chat about a range of subjects including the inspiration that comes from having a “compelling vision” for your future, why progression is a major key for happiness, as well as some of the most common reasons people tend to get stuck in their lives. Villalovos also discusses why you should always view adversity as a tool for personal growth. Tweet me your takeaway from today's episode @davidmeltzer Email Me! email@example.com Sign up for my Free Weekly Training https://free.dmeltzer.com/friday-training-1 Text Me! (949) 298-2905 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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College admissions coach Nancy Steenson returns to the podcast to chat with our host John P. Bryson about the challenges that families face in today's increasingly competitive college admissions environment. She explains the reality of grade inflation in high schools around the country and the exceptional portfolio of students who get into the top-tier universities. Furthermore, Nancy explains the nitty-gritties of demonstrated interest and how students can make the most of it. She also delves into her changing attitude about early decision-making and explains why she is now encouraging her students to consider it. Finally, Nancy offers a variety of tips to help students and parents in the ever-evolving process of college admissions.
Disrupting a market is rarely an overnight transformation. And the right leaders see disruption as an ongoing process, not a one-time event. Peter Coffee was the first person at Salesforce with the word “platform” in his title. This was in an era where the idea of cloud computing was still in its infancy. He's spent the last 15 years helping transform Salesforce from a company that sold CRM software into one that offers an entire cloud platform designed to enable companies to offer complete solutions to their customers.MIT host Dave Anderson caught up with Peter and asked him about how he thinks the future of the workforce will shape up over the coming years.76% of workers say they are unequipped for the future of work. The traditional way to address this problem would have been to hire new talent out of college who would come in equipped with the tools and skills needed for the new landscape of the business world. But Peter feels new talent doesn't yet have the experience developed over time to really help customers solve their problems. He feels the answer to this problem is continuous education within the workforce. That's the idea behind Salesforce's Trailhead product. "We need to get back to a much more organic idea of what it means to learn and to adapt."Usually, AI projects fail because of a team's ability to implement, learn, and change the way they work. Changing the idea of ongoing skill learning requires it to be part of a company's culture. And to change that culture, you need to hire people who can change it. Peter says, if you hire for talent, you're hiring for skills that can be taught. But if you hire for fit, you're hiring for someone who won't challenge you in your thinking. He suggests you hire someone who will challenge you."People are so much more capable than they're treated as being."Dave wonders if a lack of urgency is part of the reason more companies don't make similar changes.Too many companies focus on what they do and not on why. If they open themselves up to asking why they do what they do, then they're open to creating disruptive solutions.Companies tend to focus on what leads to being better, faster, and cheaper than their competitor. But there's a physical limit to those factors. Offering solutions to your customers opens limitless opportunities.The iPod is a great example. Steve Jobs's vision wasn't about making a digital music player, it was about putting thousands of songs in your pocket. It was about offering the whole solution. This meant the iPod could adapt and grow with each generation to be an ecosystem and not just a single purpose device.Listen to this episode to learn about:Preparing the workforce for the futureWhat it takes to be a better leaderCreating moments of transitionA new concept for continuous learning in the workplaceThe keys to giving customers a differentiating experience
If you're fortunate enough to learn about financial independence and starting to become financially literate before PA school, what can you do ahead of time to prepare and set yourself up for success? Rebecca is a brand new PA student (she just started last week!), and her husband, Skyler, is the FI part of the couple as he loves spreadsheets and optimizing their finances. They also share how they can communicate well as a couple when trying to discuss finances on their way to FI. Whether you're a pre-PA student, PA student, or a married PA, you'll find the information in this episode helpful! Today's episode was sponsored by Student Loan Advice . Reach out to Andrew to have a consult for the best way to pay off your student loans! Find Skyler's podcast (Money Talk with Skyler Fleming): https://www.skylerfleming.com/ https://www.instagram.com/MoneyTalk.SkylerFleming/ https://www.facebook.com/MoneyTalk.SkylerFleming/ Connect with Rebecca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebeccajebeccafleming/ Enjoy the show? You can now support the PA the FI Way podcast through Buy Me a Coffee! Thank you for all of your support! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/pathefiway Follow along on Instagram: @pathefiway https://www.instagram.com/pathefiway/ Join the private Facebook group created for current and future PAs on their journey to financial independence: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pathefiway Like the Facebook page to follow along for updates: https://www.facebook.com/pathefiway Website to read blog posts: pathefiway.com Prefer to pin the posts that you found informative? Follow along on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pathefiway
The Wendy's Big Show Hour Three: A piece written recently by Rob Demovsky of ESPN indicates a number of moves the Packers are taking right now to set themselves up to win both with and without Aaron Rodgers under center. Sparky and Gary look at the article and determine if preparations are underway now getting ready for a future without Rodgers as the team's quarterback.
The heat is on, on the street, and this installment of Charlottesville Community Engagement is ready to get inside your head, on every beat. With apologies to Glenn Frey, this is not an 80’s music nostalgia newsletter and podcast, but the idea is to look back at some of what’s happened recently while anticipating the changes that will come this summer. It’s May 19, 2022, and I’m your host, Sean Tubbs. Sign up today to not miss a beat! On today’s show:The annual median income in the Charlottesville area has increased 19 percent over last yearAlbemarle Supervisors further discusses ways to incentivize developers to build housing for those with lower than that median incomeThe new CEO of Jaunt explains that a new page is turning toward cooperation with Charlottesville Area TransitA Pittsylvania County group seeks a second referendum on sales tax increase for education Shout-out: RCA seeks input on the restoration of Riverview ParkThe first Patreon-fueled shout-out today is for the Rivanna Conservation Alliance and their work with the City of Charlottesville on the restoration of Riverview Park. The RCA aims to restore a 600-foot section of the Rivanna riverbank in an area that’s designated for public access to the waterway as well as a 200-foot section of a dangerously eroding stormwater channel nearby. Another community meeting will be held in the near future to get your feedback on the work should be prioritized. Visit rivannariver.org to learn more about the project, which seeks to help Riverview Park continue to be a welcoming place to exercise, cool off, paddle, fish, play, explore, observe nature, and escape from the day-to-day stresses of life. Spring COVID-19 surge continuesTo begin today, a quick look at the latest COVID numbers from the Virginia Department of Health. Today the VDH reports another 3,836 positive COVID tests done through the PCR method, and a number that does not count at-home tests. The seven-day positivity rate for tests has increased to 15.2 percent. The seven-day average for new cases is now at 3,078. This surge of cases has so far not resulted in fatalities anywhere near what was seen in previous ones before vaccines were easily available. The seven-day average for new daily deaths is at three per day. According to the Virginia Healthcare and Hospital Association, there are 60 COVID patients in intensive care in Virginia, with 23 of them on ventilators. Pittsylvania County group wants to try again on sales tax referendum Last November, voters in Pittsylvania County on the south side of Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District had on their ballot a referendum on whether or not to approve a one percent sales tax increase to fund school improvement projects. The measure failed on a 23-vote margin according to election night results from the State Board of Elections. This Tuesday, the seven-member Board of Supervisors got an update on a campaign to try hold the referendum again this year, based on enabling authority that passed the General Assembly in 2020. Martha Walker is the chair of Pittsylvanians for a Brighter Future, an advocacy group that seeks passage this time around.“One cent, one penny, will generate $3.8 million each year for the 19 years that we will be allowed to have that one cent sales tax added,” Walker said. Under the same enabling authority, Danville voters voted in favor of the referendum and the sales tax increase has gone into effect. Speaking directly to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Walker said her organization will be seeking to educate the public on what improvements would be funded. “You know that ten elementary schools will be focused on safety and getting rid of those trailers by building those new classrooms,” Walker said. Charlottesville asked the General Assembly to be allowed to hold a referendum for its school system. Legislation passed the Democrat-controlled Senate, but failed to get out of a committee in the Republican-controlled House of Delegates. There is still no state budget, an issue of increasing concern to school systems throughout the Commonwealth. Jaunt CEO talks transit with Charlottesville City CouncilThe relatively new CEO of the transit agency Jaunt introduced himself to the Charlottesville City Council Monday and also had the chance to re-introduce a public service organization plagued by recent controversy. Ted Rieck started with fundamentals. “Our basic goal is to enable people to live their lives independently and with dignity and we’ve been doing this for about 42 years,” Rieck said. (view his presentation)Jaunt serves the six localities of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission as well as Buckingham County. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires equivalent service to fixed route transit for disabled individuals, and Rieck said Jaunt performs this role for CAT for those who live within three-fourths of a mile of a bus stop. “We also provide in some of the outlying counties circulator or intra-county service,” Rieck said. “We also provide links from the counties to Charlottesville and then we also provide commuter services into Charlottesville and [the University of Virginia].”Rieck was hired last October by Jaunt. The agency’s Board of Directors asked the previous CEO to resign after irregular transactions were reported. That continues to have an impact on Jaunt’s budget. “We had our CEO make some judgment errors in terms of spending money,” Rieck said. “That triggered an audit and that discovered some issues that Jaunt wasn’t doing very well.” Rieck said Jaunt was making progress in correcting the errors pointed out in the audit, including misapplication of funds intended for rural use for urban purposes. There were also questions about administrative costs. “We overstated some of our statistics which allowed us to get more state funding and federal funding that we were entitled to,” Rieck said. “This was an error that the prior CEO basically hoarded the data and did not share that with anybody.”Rieck said Jaunt had to pay Virginia back a over a million dollars and that has happened. Record-keeping has now been improved. The previous CEO was Brad Sheffield, who also served one term on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors. During that time, he was hired on as Jaunt’s director. Rieck said other anomalies have been discovered and Jaunt is cooperating with the ongoing investigation. He said Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation officials will visit Jaunt’s headquarters next week for further discussions. Better cooperation?Rieck said as the legacy of the Sheffield era continues to play out, he wants to build a partnership with Charlottesville Area Transit, and he’s in close contact with CAT Director Garland Williams.“We are working together,” Rieck said. “I don’t believe Jaunt and CAT have played very well together in the past. We are turning a new page on that I believe.” That includes more frequent meetings to discuss common issues, such as driver shortages. Another issue is how to transition to a fleet that doesn’t run on fossil fuels to meet the community’s expectations on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Jaunt is also seeking members to join an Alternative Fuel Advisory Committee to oversee a study for which Kimley Horn has been hired to run. Applications are due May 27, and the process will build off of a study that Charlottesville Area Transit is also running for their fleet. (apply)They are also building off of conversations that have been taking place at the Jefferson Area Regional Transit Partnership. In April, that group heard from transit officials in Burlington, Vermont about how fixed-route transit can carry students to public schools. Those conversations are now occurring here, according to Rieck. “Today we discussed opportunities where we could see CAT bus routes overlapping areas where Albemarle County students live,” Rieck said. “Many of these people could conceivably take a bus to the high school, other schools as well. If that works out, we could save five or six bus operators for the school district. Doesn’t sound like much, but it’s really huge.”Other avenues of regional exploration include the creation of a Regional Transit Authority and development of an app to help people navigate public transportation. Rieck said Jaunt could also play a role in addressing the need for service to Crescent Halls, a Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority property whose residents have demanded door-to-door service be restored when the building reopens. He said the current service by Route 6 sees a large bus trying to navigate a small access road for which it was not designed. “And my understanding is that’s an awkward movement for a larger vehicle to do so the thought would be to have Jaunt provide that service instead of the main route,” Rieck said. Details to come in the future as Rieck said detailed conversations had not yet occurred. Council pressed Rieck on whether Jaunt’s troubles with the Virginia Department and Rail and Public Transportation were over. “First of all, are there any more shoes about to drop, and second, do you have a sense of when you will be past the shoe-dropping phase?” asked Charlottesville Mayor Lloyd Snook. Rieck said the long-standing issue is a pattern of mixing rural and urban funds that dates further back into Jaunt’s recent history. He said he’s being transparent with city, county, and state officials, as well as his board of directors. “So I don’t think that there’s any more shoes to drop and if there is, that’s the one,” Rieck said. Second shout-out: The Plant Northern Piedmont Natives Campaign It’s springtime, and one Patreon subscriber wants you to know the Plant Northern Piedmont Natives Campaign is a grassroots initiative of motivated citizens, volunteers, partner organizations, and local governments who want to promote the use of native plants. This spring the group is working with retailers across the region to encourage purchase of plants that belong here and are part of an ecosystem that depends on pollination. There are plenty of resources on the Plant Northern Piedmont Natives Facebook page, so sign up to be notified of lectures, plant sales, and more!Albemarle Supervisors discuss incentives for housing planThe Albemarle County Board of Supervisors continued a conversation earlier this month about how to incentivize developers to build units to be sold below market value. The six-member Board last discussed the matter in February and pushed back on the idea of creating an overlay district in the county’s zoning ordinance. (previous coverage)“The main question today that we would like some feedback on after listening to the information that’s provided is [whether] an affordable dwelling unit program something the Board would be interested in and staff reviewing?” asked Stacy Pethia, the county’s Housing Policy Manager. (view her presentation)The General Assembly has already granted Albemarle enabling authority to pursue such a program, which would allow the county to require a certain percentage of units be rented or sold at affordable prices to households at 80 percent or lower than the median income. This requirement would be triggered by a rezoning or a special use permit. Supervisors adopted the Housing Albemarle plan last July but delayed much of the implementation until these details could be worked out. Before they got too deep into the conversation, Pethia said the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has now released updated calculations for area median income for 2022. “That is now $111,200 annually and to put that into perspective, that is a 19 percent increase over last year’s area median income increase,” Pethia said. The median income for the Washington metropolitan area is $142,300 and the median income for the Lynchburg metro is $78,900. We’ll come back to this in future stories about housing. (find the calculations for your favorite metro area)Pethia said after the work session in February, staff opted to come forward with the affordable dwelling unit program that is authorized under state code. “And the enabling legislation really doesn’t place many restrictions on what the county can do and what that program looks like,” Pethia said. “It does require we provide density bonuses but beyond that we are pretty open in the percentage of the affordable unit set-asides that we may require, the depth of that unit affordability, the length of the affordability for those units, and we also have the opportunity to include additional incentives within that ordinance above and beyond the density increases.”Pethia said there are about 500 such programs across the United States. Commonalities between them include: An identification of how many units the locality needs to be affordable standardized amount per unit for developers to pay into a fund rather than build units The right for the locality or its designee to purchase or rent affordable units that are actually constructed. Several localities in Virginia have such a program, such as Loudoun County. “They adopted their ordinance in 1999 and do require 6.25 to 12.5 percent of the units in projects to be affordable housing,” Pethis said. “Those units need to be affordable for 15 to 20 years depending on whether they are for sale or rent.” Pethia said around 2,500 units have been created under this policy in Loudoun. Fairfax County has a similar ordinance and has created nearly 3,000 units. For Albemarle, Pethia said county staff are recommending density bonuses, requiring 20 percent of total new units to be affordable as per Housing Albemarle, allowing non-profits to purchase “affordable” units for which the developer can’t find a qualified buyer, and a cash-in-lieu fee is a developer doesn’t want to build the units. Such a program is not yet ready and Pethia wanted feedback on whether they should proceed. Supervisor Ann Mallek had this question. “Is there a way that we can put a hold on new applications until we get this process adopted?” Mallek said. “I’m very concerned that another 5,000 units will come in in application that we will somehow be forced to accept the applications and then we will lose the opportunity to get a much better result.” Supervisor Bea LaPisto-Kirtley said she supported the idea of the creation of a waiting list of people and families who are eligible to rent or purchase affordable units due to their income level. “The waiting list would be extremely important to have a waiting list otherwise I can see this whole project failing if we don’t have a waiting list of qualified income buyers,” LaPisto-Kirtley said. Supervisor Ned Gallaway said that he did not want to see a list of stiffly-written incentives that might preclude flexibility. “I hope we don’t get caught in the trap of saying that even if we put an example of incentives our, or encouraged incentives, or whatever the wording is, that we’re saying that that’s it, and that we have a process in place that allows for consideration of other incentives,” Gallaway said. “Each project will be different. Each spreadsheet is different.” Gallaway also supported the cash-in-lieu program in order to be able to pay more funds into the county’s affordable housing trust rather than rely on surpluses. A more detailed plan will come before the Board of Supervisors for a work session in August followed by a public hearing in September. Help Ting help support Town Crier productions!For one year now, Town Crier Productions has had a promotional offering through Ting!Are you interested in fast internet? 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6:04-NEWS 6:08-The count continues for the Republican winner in the Pennsylvania Senate race 6:12-Biden decides to finally enact the defense production act for the baby formula shortage 6:35-Philadelphia teen is killed by an illegal dirt bike rider 6:42-Philadelphia police can't do anything about the illegal ATV and dirt bike riders 7:02-NEWS 7:08-The disturbances caused by the illegal ATV and dirt bike riders impact the entire area 7:32- Democrats want any type of speech they don't like or agree with to be seen as hate speech 7:45- CUT SHEET | Biden announces the defense production act for baby formula | The disinformation board has been put on pause because of misinformation | Congressman of Texas blasts both parties for an act of war declarations without any process | 8:03-DC stops the production of the "Wonder Twins" movie 8:11-Netflix announces elimination of over 100+ jobs after the loss of subscribers 8:20-NEWS 8:26-Philadelphia teachers attend a workshop on sexual education 8:35-Dave McCormick, a candidate for Senator of Pennsylvania, joined Rich to discuss the close race between him and Dr. Mehmet Oz and his confidence in the election process despite the delays in the counting process. 8:46-More than half of Joe Biden's Twitter followers are fake 9:00-NEWS 9:05-Former NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio is running for Congress 9:10-Is the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp trial all for show? 9:37-Preparing for $10/gallon gas prices 9:41-CUT SHEET | Democrats' political strategy this political season is ignoring the economy | Biden Administration says they don't keep an eye on the economy every day | Former President George W. Bush makes a very awkward gaff talking about the invasion of Ukraine | NBC Today Show does a full feature on Hunter Biden 9:55-Final Thoughts
9:00-NEWS 9:05-Former NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio is running for Congress 9:10-Is the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp trial all for a show? 9:37-Preparing for $10/gallon gas prices 9:41-CUT SHEET | Democrats' political strategy this political season is ignoring the economy | Biden Administration says they don't keep an eye on the economy every day | Former President George W. Bush makes a very awkward gaff talking about the invasion of Ukraine | NBC Today Show does a full feature on Hunter Biden 9:55-Final Thoughts Photo: Getty IMages
“We are in truly dire straits right now. We are overwhelmed. We are overrun,” says Robin Marty, Communications Director for the West Alabama Women's Center and author of The New Handbook For a Post-Roe America. In this episode of Movement Memos, Robin and Kelly talk about how people can prepare, personally and politically, for the realities of a post-Roe world. If you need a transcript, you can find that on our website: bit.ly/movementmemos If you would like to support the show, you can donate here: bit.ly/TODonate If you would like to receive Truthout's newsletter, please sign up: bit.ly/TOnewsletter
We welcome back Licensed Clinical Social Worker Kerry Foley to discuss aging, end of life affairs, and the effect these discussions can have on loved ones. How can one age gracefully, and what happens when one tries to deny the reality of death? Preparing for the Golden Years A Place for Mom I'm Dead, Now What? Important Information About My Belongings, Business Affairs, and Wishes A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death Death? It's About Time!
An in-depth study of the Book of Joshua, which recounts Israel's entry into the Promised Land and their conquest of Canaan. This lesson focuses on filling shoes, crossing the Jordan, the Battle of Jericho, Achan the accursed, lengthening our days, the mainstream and the margins, and more. 0:00 Introduction 5:31 Joshua, filling shoes 16:37 Preparing for the Promised Land 34:05 Rahab in Jericho 53:34 Crossing the Jordan River 1:08:02 Magnifying, Memorializing, and Renewing Covenants 1:30:19 The Battle of Jericho 1:46:45 Achan the Accursed 2:19:53 The Battle of Ai 2:25:42 The Gibeonites' Trick 2:37:11 God Fighting Battles & Lengthening Days 2:53:11 The Conquest Continues & Caleb Stakes a Claim 3:10:28 Inheritances in Israel 3:30:15 Mainstream & Margin, Exceptions & Rules 4:12:59 Conclusion
Are you planning to sell your agency at some point in the future? How are you preparing to make the process easier for yourself and your team? Our guest for this episode created a lifestyle business that allowed her to lead the life she wanted. When she decided to sell, she realized the business was already set up to work without her, which made for a pretty seamless selling process when the time for an acquisition came along Jodie Cook is an entrepreneur, writer, and athlete who started as a freelance social media manager. She created and successfully ran her social media agency, JC Social Media, for ten years -- even growing it during the pandemic. She's sharing the story of how she grew her agency and sold it, without an earnout, in 2021. In this episode, we'll discuss: Why she decided to sell her lifestyle business. How she prepared for the selling process. Why you should hire a broker. Sponsors and Resources E2M Solutions: Today's episode of the Smart Agency Masterclass is sponsored by E2M Solutions. E2M is a web design and development agency that has provided white label services for the past 10 years to agencies all over the world. Check out e2msolutions.com/smartagency and get 10% off for the first three months of service. Subscribe Apple | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Radio FM Building and Growing Her Agency As often happens with agency owners, Jodie started as a freelancer and went on to create her agency once she had too much work to handle on her own. To promote services, she went to networking events telling people she was a social media manager until she got a few clients. After a while, she got to a point where she had a full-time job worth of work for herself and could choose between continuing as a freelancer or building a team. As for hiring, Jodie says she stuck to hiring other social media managers. It was a role she knew and could evaluate and train for and as a result, she developed a successful training process. However, she also sees her agency could only ever grow as far as her own knowledge would allow. And in hindsight, it would've made sense to scale by hiring for roles that are not her strength. Setting Up a Lifestyle Business Agency owners get into the business for various reasons but at some point, we can all expect to have some degree of freedom. Jodie found herself as the owner of a big agency where everything relied on her and didn't feel happy. This is when she did something that would change her life and her agency. She created a document with four columns where each column represented a step for how the business would start to change to a lifestyle business that could run without her. This was a very important exercise that would later allow her to be better prepared for a sale later on. The four columns contained: Every single process that happened at the agency Who was in charge of every task (at that moment, it was pretty much all her) Who would be in charge in the future (either by getting promoted or looking for a new hire) Her plan (actions she needed to take and even dates) Growing the Agency Through the Pandemic and Beyond Back in March 2020, just as the world changed with the pandemic, Jodie had been running her agency as a lifestyle business. She usually traveled for a couple of months of the year and the business ran very well. She was no longer needed there all the time for things to work correctly. This all came crashing down with the start of the pandemic. Clients in the hospitality and travel sectors were suddenly out of business and the agency shrunk by about 25% in one week. The shift meant Jodie got back to being very much involved in the business. Initially, she tried to figure out how to make a shift in the changing economy. This included a decision on whether or not to lay off part of her 16-member team. After a team meeting, they decided to carry on, secure the clients they still had, and work to look for new clients. The agency offered online webinars, replacing all their in-person events, and started to build the business back up. They not only managed to get back to where the business was before March 2020, they actually grew past it. Preparing to Sell a Social Media Agency With the agency back on track, Jodie asked herself what was next. She could easily go back to having a lifestyle business, but she really didn't want to be pulled back by another emergency like this one. So she made the decision to sell in August 2020. Once she got intentional about an acquisition, Jodie started to reach out to people that knew more about the subject and could point her in the right direction. The key is not discussing an agency sale with your team and just having a small group of trusted people who can help you navigate the process. Keeping it quiet until you have signed agreements saves you from hearsay and speculation by your clients and team. She eventually started working with a broker who clarified how to prepare for the sale process. Basically, it entailed setting up processes, a second tear management team, and documentation. Jodie was relieved to see most of this was already in place because of how she set up the agency to begin with. This gave her the opportunity to sell faster and be comfortable meeting with potential acquirers. She wasn't selling in a desperate moment, loved her team, and actually raved about them so it was genuinely easy to convince buyers how great her agency was. Furthermore, this helped her feel more like she was interviewing the buyers instead of them interviewing her. Successful Interviews with Potential Buyers When discussing either a sale like this or even interviewing prospective clients, you want to feel in control. The person who is more eager to speak and prove themselves has lost control of the meeting. A possible buyer might even think you have something to hide if you seem too anxious. As Jason advises, you want them to speak first because whoever speaks last is now in control of the meeting. Also, this way you can listen to them talk about their agencies and their plans for the future. Jodie listened to potential buyers first and then offered relevant information about the agency. If she had spoken first, she would probably go on tangents that didn't really matter to them, which could ruin the meeting entirely. Letting the potential acquirer speak first also gives you time to evaluate them to see if their agency is a good fit with yours. Remember, culture fit is one of the most important aspects of a successful acquisition. Selling Your Agency Without an Earnout All in all, the purchase process took six months, which is pretty quick for this type of transaction. There were two months of meetings with potential buyers. This was followed by two months of heads of terms with three of them, and then two more months of due diligence. Initially, the three offers they got included an earnout and tied the purchase of the business to Jodie's role in earnout period. Basically, they wanted her to take care of the team and sales which would get her more involved in the business rather than stepping away, which was the goal. Ultimately, she was able to convince the buyers against the earnout. Clients tend to grow attached to agency owners in the sales process and they only want to deal with them. They agreed to have no earnout and the handover process took two weeks. It takes a lot of confidence to get the deal you feel is best for you. Don't be scared into accepting the first offer-- have a number in mind before negotiations begin and be prepared to wait for it. Is it Important to Get an M&A Broker? Jodie did consider handling the sale by herself. If you commit to learning everything you need to learn for this process, it may be the best course for you and your agency. However, looking at the hours she would have to invest into this each day (at least 10 or 12) she decided labor would be best put into continuing to grow her agency. She opted to look for and hire a broker. If you're working with a broker, remember they are incentivized to get you a sale but not necessarily to get you the best possible deal. Sometimes brokers won't educate you on whether you could be making a better deal, so remember to learn as much as you can about the process. Have the confidence to say no and wait for a better offer. It will save you a lot of regrets. When looking to hire a broker, Jodie discovered many don't charge based on the completion of the sale. They charge a monthly fee and hence they may not necessarily be as invested in selling your agency. Because of this, she made sure to ask for completion rates and chose someone with a very high completion rate. Jason also recommends using a broker that charges an upfront fee, another fee once you get to the LOI, and a percentage of the exit. No recurring fee. This means they have more skin in the game are more invested in selling your agency. Life After Selling Your Agency Life after your agency's sale could be more difficult to adapt to than you imagine. A lot of agency owners feel depressed and purposeless after selling their life's work, and it's understandable. Your "why" for selling should be very clear from the beginning. Additionally, you should start planning for your post-sale life and have other projects in mind so you can find your new purpose. Jodie visualized the sale and had in mind the exact amount she wanted from the sale. She also had plans to travel and start a new stage of her life. It looked slightly different than she had planned, as it was still the middle of the COVID restriction. However, she took the time to figure things out and even wrote a book, Ten Year Career. Niching Down to Be a Successful Social Media Agency When she first started her agency in 2011 she says it was still possible to be a general social media agency. That is something she would change if starting an agency today. “I don't believe you can be a general social media agency. I believe you have to have a niche,” she says. She would choose a vertical and horizontal niche. Then her agency would be experts in a specific space like Instagram for restaurants or TikTok for dentists. Want the Support of Amazing Digital Agency Owners? Do you want to be around amazing agency owners that can see you may not be able to see and help you grow your agency? 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On this episode, Editor in Chief Sarah Wheeler talks with HW Media CEO Clayton Collins about how mortgage and real estate executives are dealing with this low-volume environment, from Anthony Hsieh at loanDepot to Bill Dallas, most recently at Finance of America. As host of the Housing News podcast, Clayton gets to dive deep into how executives are feeling and what practical steps they're taking.HW Media Articles related to this episode:Preparing for a mortgage market cycle with Anthony HsiehBlend: We plan to outperform the decline in origination volumeLessons from lenders' Q1 earnings amid epic volume drop
Antonio Squillante is a Registered Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA RSCC CSCS*D) with over ten years of experience coaching high school and collegiate athletes competing at the national and international level. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from the Universita' San Raffaele (Rome, Italy). Antonio earned a Master of Science in Sports Performance and Orthopedic Rehab from A.T. Still University and a Master Degree in Biokinesiology from the University of Southern California. As a Ph.D student, Antonio is currently conducting research at the Clinical Exercise Research Center, Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy (University or Southern California, Los Angeles). Antonio authored articles, books, and textbooks on strength training for sport and translated some of the classic readings in exercise physiology and sports science, including Bosco and Zatsiorsky. Antonio is a Registered Sport and Exercise Nutritionist (SENr) and a NSCA instructor. https://www.strongerexperts.com/advancedvbtlive Buy Carmelo Bosco's Book: Strength Training: From Muscle Physiology to Program Design, the Science of Strength Training For Sport Buy Antonio's Book: POWER. The Training Of Champions https://www.instagram.com/antonio_squillantecscs/ Checkout my Multidirectional Plyometric Course for Improving Game Speed: www.multidirectionalpower.com
My guest this week is travel expert, Dawn Barclay. In this episode, Dawn and I discuss traveling with kids and especially families with special needs. Vacations should be relaxing and rejuvenating, but often, it's not actually what happens when we take our kids places. Traveling with kids can be tough to navigate, and even more so when you have kids with challenges. Dawn is a travel expert who wrote the book on how to make travel easier when you have a child who is anxious, on the spectrum, or with any other type of special needs considerations. She shares so many practical tips and tools to make vacation more enjoyable for the entire family. Dawn Barclay is an award-winning author who has spent a career working in different aspects of the travel industry. She started in sales, marketing and management positions with her family's firms, Barclay Travel and Barclay International Group Short Term Apartment Rentals, and then branched out into the travel trade, reporting with senior or contributing editor positions at Travel Agent magazine, Travel Life, Travel Insider Report, lots of others. She is a mom of two and resides in New York Scenic Hudson Valley. She also writes fiction and has leadership roles in several organizations. Connect with Dawn Barclay: Website: www.travelingdifferent.com Twitter: @travelingdiff Facebook Instagram: @travelingdiff Need help with improving your child's behavior naturally? My book Life Will Get Better is available for purchase, click here to learn more. Looking for more? Check out my Blog and Workshops. Interested in becoming a patient? Contact us here. Instagram Facebook Drbeurkens.com Episode Timeline: Introduction to Dawn Barclay & Travel Background … 00:01:40 Industries Accommodating for Special Needs & Neurodivergent Kids … 00:06:10 Travel Planning Mis-steps for Special Needs Families … 00:09:48 Planning a Child-Centric Holiday … 00:14:50 Scheduling in Parent Enjoyment … 00:17:30 Realistic Expectations for Traveling with Children … 00:19:15 Surprising Tips for Preparing for Traveling with Special Needs Children … 00:27:00 Always Have a Backup Plan … 00:31:32 Traveling Different Book & Resources … 00:32:56 Episode Wrap Up … 00:35:22
Due to Father Anthony being in Rochester, this is a re-air of another of our most popular shows, from March 11th. It has been edited for time at the end. Thank you. The Two Tony's are back with us and after the opening prayer, they discuss the upcoming consecration of Ukraine and Russia by Pope Francis, in an effort for a peaceful solution to start for the war in Ukraine. This brings to mind Father Anthony talking about dispelling the darkness that is going on and with this tragedy taking place, providing hope in what is being done and the hope the God will allow peace to prevail. On a lighter note, the Two Tony's discuss Father Anthony's new look, how he shaved his head recently. https://ststanschurch.org/
Naomi chats with Nicole Soule of How to Train a Dream Dog about the similarities between being parents of young children and animal trainers, raising children alongside pets and her own adventures of moving her own multi-species household in with her fiancé and his dog - all while being pregnant with their first child! Key Moments[00:34] Guest introduction [01:19] Icebreaker: Two truths and a lie about Nicole [04:22] Training Service Dogs [05:29] Cast of characters: Charlie the human, Voo the cat, and Copper and Olive the dogs [07:30] Voo's resistance to change/problems with UTIs through stress [08:34] Changes for Voo: A new man-human, a new doggy roommate, and a new baby on the way [10:11] Voo: a resource guarding cat [10:40] Voo vs. Charlie - the incident [12:06] Challenges surrounding Charlie's different background in handling animal behavior [12:37] Voo's extreme behavior around food [14:48] Management to prevent conflict around food [17:01] Being proactive not reactive [18:31] The iceberg model of behavior [20:44] Current state of affairs between Charlie and Voo [22:11] Olive passing away and the effects on Voo and Copper [22:57] Getting Voo and Copper ready for the new baby [25:04] Preparing for changes in behavior when the baby started walking/moving about on her own [28:07] "Inviter not invader": teaching baby to respect the pet's space [30:39] The similarities between managing dog/cat interactions and pet/baby interactions [31:14] When to start teaching children how to interact with pets [32:12] Researching and preparing ahead for children's interactions with pets (at different stages of their development) [34:33] Can you be a force-free animal trainer while being a with less-than-force-free parent? [39:08] Self-reflection/self-criticism as parents and as animal trainers [40:39] How a background in animal training has helped in parenting [43:18] The importance of “apologizing” to your pets and kids [43:57] Understanding the need for positive interaction after conflict to reset the relationship [44:28] Working through choices and no-choice situations with kids and pets Resources Discussed: https://www.instagram.com/biglittlefeelings/ (Big Little Feelings Instagram) https://takingcarababies.com/ (Taking Cara Babies) https://www.nocrysolution.com/books/the-no-cry-sleep-solution-solution-2/ (The No-Cry Sleep Solution) https://www.instagram.com/howtotrainadreamdog/ (How to Train a Dream Dog) https://www.instagram.com/praiseworthypets (DM Naomi to suggest other trainers to interview!)
As international conflicts continue, the likelihood of nuclear war looms. Matthew Boyd, director of adapt research, speaks to Stella on the topic, specifically centred around his recently published paper Sustained Resilience: the Impact of Nuclear War on NZ and how to Mitigate Catastrophe.
Proverbs 6 tells us that we must be prepared for whatever lies ahead. Today on MoneyWise, we'll talk about what that means for your investments should we enter a recession. First off, we must always put our trust in the Lord to provide for our needs. Joshua 1:9 is a powerful reminder of that. It reads,Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. That said, we must also do our part, preparing as the ant does for possible hard times ahead. And there are increasing indicators that the economy may be heading into a recession. ECONOMISTS SAY RECESSION COULD BE LOOMING But plenty of economists are now predicting that the U.S. will enter a recession this year for several reasons: the war in Ukraine, interest rate hikes, decreasing economic growth and skyrocketing inflation. So what does that mean for your retirement portfolio? Investment advisors are weighing in with their advice and it's interesting to note that much of it is what we say here everyday. For starters, think beyond the next recession, whenever it may come. Have a long term investment plan and stick with it. Recessions are always temporary. Market downturns are always temporary. Trying to predict or time the market is difficult for the smartest brains on Wall Street. Consider all the managed funds that do no better than index funds and sometimes much worse. YOU LONG RANGE PLAN Now, what should your long range investment plan look like? First, it should be based on your time horizon. When is your best estimate for retiring? Ideally, you want that date to be at least 10 years out. Here, a target date fund can be a big help. These are mutual funds or exchange-trade funds (ETFs) that rebalance your portfolio periodically, shifting to more conservative investments as you near your retirement date. Robo-advisors do much the same thing. They're digital platforms that use algorithms to manage your investments without human supervision. Another key part of your long term investment plan should be dollar-cost averaging. That simply means you contribute a set amount to your retirement account every pay period, no matter what. That means when the market's up and shares are expensive, you buy fewer of them. When the market's down and shares are cheape, you buy more of them. Then, when the market recovers, those additional shares you bought will increase in value right along with it. But if you sell during a recession, you lose out and lock in your losses. SAFE-HAVEN INVESTMENTS If you feel you must tweak your portfolio, the time to do it is before a recession hits, not after. In that case you might look at what are called safe-haven investments. These would include some cash and short-maturity bonds, and right now, we'd recommend I-bonds. They're adjusted every six months for inflation, and currently are yielding near 10-percent. You can't redeem them for one year, and if you cash them in before five years, you'll lose a few months' interest. But in this current inflationary period, they're tough to beat. Gold would be another safe-haven investment and a hedge against inflation. In theory, it moves opposite of the market, but not always. For that reason, gold should be a very small part of your portfolio, no more than five or 10%. DIVERSIFY! If you're not using a robo-advisor or a target date fund, you have to decide what the other 90-percent of your portfolio will be. Here we look to Ecclesiastes 11:2,Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth. Your portfolio should be well-diversified to weather a recession without serious losses. Assets would include some index funds, safe fixed income securities like the I bonds I mentioned, and even real estate or real estate investment trusts. taking these steps should get you through the next recession, whenever it comes, with peace of mind. On today's program, Rob also answers listener questions: ●Is it wise and appropriate for a church to take liquid funds out of savings and invest the money in the market to seek a better return? ●Should you take out small life insurance policies on adult children? ●What is the best way to get started with investing? ●Would it be wise to pull money out of retirement savings to pay for private rehab treatment for an adult child? Remember, you can call in to ask your questions most days at (800) 525-7000 or email them toQuestions@MoneyWise.org. Also, visit our website atMoneyWise.orgwhere you can connect with a MoneyWise Coach, join the MoneyWise Community, and even download the free MoneyWise app. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1085/29
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover talks with Andrew Amann about preparing your teams for unexpected circumstances. See the video here: https://youtu.be/JMvVGAR2wGg. Since co-founding NineTwoThree Venture Studio in 2012, Andrew Amann (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewamann/) has helped launch countless ventures for clients and emerging companies and turned his business into one of the fastest-growing private companies in America on the Inc 5000 list. Amann is an experienced intrapreneur and entrepreneur. He is responsible for patents for nuclear submarine components and three supply chain innovations. He has successfully launched twelve startups, including the digital business card solution, Inigo App, acquired by Royaltie. Amann excels at bootstrapping startups without the involvement of venture capital. Amann graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and took his MBA classes in the University of Strathclyde. He currently helps businesses grow with innovative web and mobile technology solutions and built over 50 applications supporting millions of end users (including a Unicorn). Please leave a review wherever you listen to your podcasts! Get 3 months of GUSTO free when you run your first payroll, at Gusto.com/hci Check out the HCI Academy: Courses, Micro-Credentials, and Certificates to Upskill and Reskill for the Future of Work! Check out the LinkedIn Alchemizing Human Capital Newsletter. Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Future Leader. Check out Dr. Westover's book, 'Bluer than Indigo' Leadership. Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership. Check out the latest issue of the Human Capital Leadership magazine. Ranked #5 Workplace Podcast Ranked #6 Performance Management Podcast Ranked #7 HR Podcast Ranked #12 Talent Management Podcast Ranked in the Top 20 Personal Development and Self-Improvement Podcasts Ranked in the Top 30 Leadership Podcasts Each HCI Podcast episode (Program, ID No. 592296) has been approved for 0.50 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Clement is joined by the Director for the Centre for the Future of Work, University of Pretoria, Professor Natasja Holtzhausen and Deputy Director for the Centre for the Future of Work, Olebogeng Selebi to talk about preparing the workforce for society 5.0 and making the future of work meaningful See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hey, Green Junkie!Preparing and sharing a meal is the one universal language we ALL speak. Our bodies need nutrients and whether we are at work, at school or just hanging at home, eventually we are going to need to stop and eat some lunch. Today, I brought on Courtney Stewart, the founder and creator of Good Kiind to talk about her company, their products and how they are changing how we create low waste meals - one lunch box at a time. She is sharing her personal experience as a mom, how they solved lunch woes we all face as parents, and how they are giving back to children in need. In this episode we will discuss, How to lower your waste - one lunch box at a timeIntroducing the Good Kiind company and how they came to beHow one box can solve your kids' lunch woesHow Good Kiind is helping you stay healthy while maintaining your busy lifestyleTips for a lower waste lunchHow Good Kiind is tackling childhood hunger, and how you can tooYou'll discover that and so much more in this episode.If you love this podcast be sure to leave a review and share a screenshot of this episode to your IG stories. Tag @greenjunkiepodcast so I can shout you out and publicly say thanks. Thanks for listening and being here.Your green bestie,Xoxo StephanieHang With Courtney:https://thegoodkiind.com/https://www.instagram.com/thegoodkiind/Snag 1 on 1 Green and Sustainable Coaching with me https://www.goodgirlgonegreen.com/green-sustainable-coaching-calendarFollow me on InstagramFollow me on TwitterCome join the Green Junkie Facebook GroupBecome a Green Junkie Insider and gain access to bonus contentProduced by: Alecia HarrisMusic By: Liz Fohle
Is there a perfect age to be looking for your next career move? Is your perfectionism ruining your career? How do you make your internal sense of your professional identity match the external perception? There are ways to take the reins, be yourself at work, and create a career path you love. In this episode, I speak with Dr. Sarabeth Berk, the leading expert on hybrid professional identity, and a hybrid professional herself. She was featured in Forbes, is a TEDx speaker, and is the author the book of More Than My TitleIn this conversation, we discuss:How your self-awareness shapes your professional identity and helps you communicate your valueTips to fight ageism in the job searchHow to shift your belief system when you think you need to be perfect in order to be accepted, valued, or successful at workWhat it looks like to be in the "prime" of your career-building years and still thrive for years to comeMentioned on the show: Get my Top 10 Pro Tips to Stand Out on LinkedIn HERECheck out my Recent Article on FastCompany.com: 4 Ways to Fight Ageism in Your Job SearchFollow @jillGriffinOffical on Instagram for daily inspiration. Visit JillGriffinCoaching.com for more details on my private and group coaching programs. Follow Dr. Sarabeth BerkWeb: https://www.morethanmytitle.com/Instagram @morethanmytitleBuy the book "More than My Title"
Chinese scientists have been preparing for World War III fought with biological weapons including viruses, according to a paper, obtained by the US State Department. Joshua Philipp goes into what's happening. ⭕️ Stay up-to-date with Josh with the Crossroads NEWSLETTER
Preparing for tomorrows Heat and Panthers Game 1s. Hoch has words for the NHL and commissioner Gary Batman but Goldie has an explanation for the madness. Crowder gets phlegmy. A list of the worst movies Hoch has seen in the past few years.
Are you missing the moments in your life, and specifically, defining moments? You can't always predict when a defining moment will happen in your life, but you can be prepared for it! In today podcast episode of Monday Morning Moments, I share more about how we need to be faithful with what we have been given and expectantly anticipate and prepare for defining moments in our lives. NEW: We have launched a Patreon page for those of you who have asked and want to help invest in the growth and expansion of this podcast and the other resources we are working on to help develop leaders in sports, business, and life. We would love your participation in this effort and would be grateful for any donation or investment you can make. Also, you will receive certain bonus perks for different levels of investment. New Episodes of the Monday Morning Moments Podcast are released every Monday on your favorite podcast platforms as well as on YouTube. We also release The Coach's Corner segment on Thursdays. You can subscribe below and never miss a new episode. JOIN NOW!
MTGO Grinder and Pioneer Twitch all-star Conorman11 joins us on The First Pioneers this week to talk about what's been happening in the format since Streets of New Capenna came out. We go over recent results, new cards making waves, resurrected archtypes, and how it will all fit together when Pioneer organized play finally starts next month. Listen for some valuable insight on deck selection and what you can expect to see a lot of at these events. With no new cards set to enter the Pioneer format until the fall, it's time to settle in for the long haul and learn everything you can about the New Capenna metagame! Our Discord: https://discord.gg/SBRF8DH Our Twitter: https://twitter.com/MtgPioneer
We welcome you to today's broadcast. Billy Lambert will be sharing insight from God's word. This broadcast is part of a nationally televised series sponsored by the churches of Christ. Please sign up for our FREE Bible correspondence course and check out our YouTube channel to see all the latest shows. Our goal is to encourage you to get to know your Bible. Have you watched Getting To Know Your Bible? Please check us out on Dish Network or Direct TV. Click here to find out where you can watch in your area. Our goal is to encourage you to get to know your Bible. #TelevisionMinistry #spreadthegospel Getting To Know Your Bible blogs are available on Spaces by WIX, the GTKYB social media pages, and on our website. Follow along with Billy's weekly posts and be encouraged. #billylambert #encouragement
Today's podcast guest had an induction without an epidural. She also used a hospital midwife and an OB needed to come help. Today's guest is Crystal T. She was a student in The Online Prenatal Class for Couples and had an excellent epidural-free birth. Big thanks to our sponsor The Online Prenatal Class for Couples I love how Crystal was prepared with her partner in the class. Come join us and use the coupon code mentioned in the episode! Here's what she had to tell us about herself: I'm a first time mom of baby Alec! My husband and I have been married just over 2 years after meeting a bit later in life, so we're older parenting novices. We live on our little country homestead in rural Vermont, and I work full time in management in the food manufacturing industry. Our journey to pregnancy and parenthood was impacted by chronic illness as well. In this episode Why Crystal needed to be induced How she managed without an epidural What happened when she had an unexpected need for an OB to help out (and a bit more about the midwife model of care) Getting educated on what your hospital's "normal" is (we talk about that a bit more in this episode too) Other things that might interest you Preparing for a planned C-section with Amber Induction Questions Answered Getting Your Confident Birth with StormyFires Producer: Drew Erickson
In today's episode, we bring you into a conversation Jason hosted for our Church Leaders Incubator with Darren Rouanzoin. Amongst our group of young, senior leaders, Jason and Darren wade into conversations on what a Spirit filled church looks like, the need for personal holiness as pastors, and how to build a covenantal community. Bio | Darren Rouanzoin lives in Long Beach, California, with his wife Alex and their two boys, Ezra and Amos. Darren is the founding pastor of Garden Church, a community in the heart of one of the most diverse cities in the US. He is passionate about leading people to know and experience the extravagant generosity of God and the abundant life Jesus brings here and now. Thanks to the Canadian Bible Society for supporting this episode. Learn more about their Bible Course here. Show Notes: Garden Church Darren's Website Get Connected! Blog & Episode write-up Website Join our Mailing List! Subscribe on YouTube Follow on Instagram Share a Canadian Church Story
To excel on the court, basketball players need to master individual skills like shooting, ball handling, and rebounding, as well as how to play offense and defense as a team. But to handle the demands of contact with opponents, jumping and landing, accelerating and decelerating, and changing direction, they need to bulletproof their bodies off the court. Recently, Basketball Strong co-host/former Lakers strength coach Tim DiFrancesco and S&C coach Michelle Boland had a great conversation about the nuances of preparing basketball players to be durable and maximize their athleticism sustainably. In this episode, Michelle and Tim share: How contrasting the high power and speed output of the game with slower tempo training Why training your hips and core to work together is key to sports performanceWhat you can do to better absorb force How tension can restrict movement and why your body must open up before it closesWhat the 5+1 lower body zones are and how to load them to reduce injury riskWhy repeatability of sub-maximal efforts will better prepare you for the game than one-rep maxesTo learn more about training basketball players and other athletes to be more durable and perform better for longer, follow Michelle on Instagram, check out her website.
This week on the podcast we have a special guest Morgan from RoguePreparedness on with us to talk about preparedness with children and some challenges she recently encountered. Morgan recently went on a multi-state 30 day trip with her husband and 2 children and shared some of her takeaways with us. Experiences like this are a great way to find the flaws in your bug out plans, and gives you an idea about how difficult bugging out with children could actually be.
Given the recent leaked draft of a Supreme Court decision which could overturn Roe v. Wade, we do a special episode with a focus on abortion access, law and lived experience. Farai starts with best-selling author of Nomadland, investigative journalist Jessica Bruder. Her Atlantic Magazine cover story, “The Abortion Underground” details the covert network that is preparing for the possible end of legal abortion on the national level. Farai invites Jessica to answer questions provided by OBP listeners as well as share additional insight she has on what preparing for a post-Roe future could look like. Then, Farai speaks with Madison Jacobs, communications strategist at the Public Rights Project about the state-level abortion fight in Michigan and elsewhere. In the weekly segment, Sippin' the Political Tea, Farai speaks with law professor and OBP legal contributor Tiffany Jeffers and reproductive rights expert and UC Irvine law professor Michele Goodwin, who begins with the lived experience and learnings from her own abortion.
I'm sharing some exciting news in today's podcast episode! Find out the top 10 ways I prepared for pregnancy. Today's episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program! We start on May 10th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now! Today's episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course. The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now! Topics discussed in today's episode: 10 ways Lisa prepared for pregnancy Eating liver and organ meats and its benefits Consume fish two to three times a week for omega 3 Replenishing nutrients from previous pregnancies Lisa's requested supplements Consuming enough protein daily including days that include physical activity Eating healthy fats to support a health cycle Incorporate fermented food and include bone broth How Lisa optimizes her thyroid health How Lisa optimizes her Menstrual cycle What Lisa does to optimize sleep Why Lisa encourages her husband to follow the same diet and plan during pregnancy Connect with Lisa: You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Resources mentioned: Conceiving with Fertility Awareness Program The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts: FFP 260 | How Early Should You Start Planning For Pregnancy? | Meghan Telpner FFP 243 | The Fourth Trimester | Postpartum Care with Maga Mama | Kimberly Ann Johnson FFP 242 | Planning for Pregnancy | What You Need To Know! | Lisa | Fertility Friday FFP 232 | Birth Stories | Planning and Preparing for Birth | Dr. Danielle Miller FFP 207 | Top 10 Ways I'm Preparing For Pregnancy | Lisa | Fertility Friday Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts! Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors: Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now! Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM) This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are youa women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply now!