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Screaming in the Cloud
The Art of Effective Incident Response with Emily Ruppe

Screaming in the Cloud

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 34:22


About EmilyEmily Ruppe is a Solutions Engineer at Jeli.io whose greatest accomplishment was once being referred to as “the Bob Ross of incident reviews.” Previously Emily has written hundreds of status posts, incident timelines and analyses at SendGrid, and was a founding member of the Incident Command team at Twilio. She's written on human centered incident management and facilitating incident reviews. Emily believes the most important thing in both life and incidents is having enough snacks.Links Referenced: Jeli.io: https://jeli.io Twitter: https://twitter.com/themortalemily Howie Guide: https://www.jeli.io/howie/welcome TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: This episode is sponsored by our friends at Logicworks. Getting to the cloud is challenging enough for many places, especially maintaining security, resiliency, cost control, agility, etc, etc, etc. Things break, configurations drift, technology advances, and organizations, frankly, need to evolve. How can you get to the cloud faster and ensure you have the right team in place to maintain success over time? Day 2 matters. Work with a partner who gets it - Logicworks combines the cloud expertise and platform automation to customize solutions to meet your unique requirements. Get started by chatting with a cloud specialist today at snark.cloud/logicworks. That's snark.cloud/logicworksCorey: Cloud native just means you've got more components or microservices than anyone (even a mythical 10x engineer) can keep track of. With OpsLevel, you can build a catalog in minutes and forget needing that mythical 10x engineer. Now, you'll have a 10x service catalog to accompany your 10x service count. Visit OpsLevel.com to learn how easy it is to build and manage your service catalog. Connect to your git provider and you're off to the races with service import, repo ownership, tech docs, and more. Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. My guest today is Emily Ruppe, who's a solutions engineer over at Jeli.io, but her entire career has generally focused around incident management. So, I sort of view her as being my eternal nemesis, just because I like to cause problems by and large and then I make incidents for other people to wind up solving. Emily, thank you for joining me and agreeing to suffer my slings and arrows here.Emily: Yeah. Hey, I like causing problems too. I am a solutions engineer, but sometimes we like to call ourselves problems engineers. So.Corey: Yeah, I'm a problems architect is generally how I tend to view it. But doing the work, ah, one wonders. So, you are a Jeli, where as of this recording, you've been for a year now. And before that, you spent some time over at Twilio slash SendGrid—spoiler, it's kind of the same company, given the way acquisitions tend to work and all. And—Emily: Now, it is.Corey: Yeah. Oh, yeah. You were there during the acquisition.Emily: Mm-hm. Yes, they acquired me and that's why they bought SendGrid.Corey: Indeed. It's a good reason to acquire a company. That one person I want to bring in. Absolutely. So, you started with email and then effectively continued in that general direction, given the Twilio now has eaten that business whole. And that's where I started my career.The one thing I've learned about email systems is that they love to cause problems because it's either completely invisible and no one knows, or suddenly an email didn't go through and everyone's screaming at you. And there's no upside, only down. So, let me ask the obvious question I suspect I know the answer to here. What made you decide to get into incident management?Emily: [laugh]. Well, I joined SendGrid actually, I've, I love mess. I run towards problems. I'm someone who really enjoys that. My ADHD, I hyperfocus, incidents are like that perfect environment of just, like, all of the problems are laying themselves out right in front of you, the distraction is the focus. It's kind of a wonderful place where I really enjoy the flow of that.But I've started in customer support. I've been in technical support and customer—I used to work at the Apple Store, I worked at the Genius Bar for a long time, moved into technical support over the phone, and whenever things broke really bad, I really enjoyed that process and kind of getting involved in incidents. And I came, I was one of two weekend support people at SendGrid, came in during a time of change and growth. And everyone knows that growth, usually exponential growth, usually happens very smoothly and nothing breaks during that time. So… no, there was a lot of incidents.And because I was on the weekend, one of the only people on the weekend, I kind of had to very quickly find my way and learn when do I escalate this. How do I make the determination that this is something that is an incident? And you know, is this worth paging engineers that are on their weekend? And getting involved in incidents and being kind of a core communication between our customers and engineers.Corey: For those who might not have been involved in sufficiently scaled-out environments, that sounds counterintuitive, but one of the things that you learn—very often the hard way—has been that as you continue down the path of building a site out and scaling it, it stops being an issue relatively quickly of, “Is the site up or down?” And instead becomes a question of, “How up is it?” So, it's it doesn't sound obvious until you've lived it, but declaring what is an incident versus what isn't an incident is incredibly nuanced and it's not the sort of thing that lends itself to casual solutions. Because every time a customer gets an error, we should open an incident on that. Well, I've worked at companies that throw dozens of 500 errors every second at their scale. You will never hire enough people to solve that if you do an incident process on even 10% of them.Emily: Yeah. So, I mean, it actually became something that when you join Twilio, they have you create a project using Twilio's API to earn your track jacket, essentially. It's kind of like an onboarding thing. And as they absorbed SendGrid, we all did that onboarding process. And mine was a number for support people to text and it would ask them six questions and if they answered yes to more than two of them, it would text back, “Okay, maybe you should escalate this.”And the questions were pretty simple of, “Can emails be sent?” [laugh]. Can customers log into their website? Are you able to view this particular part of the website? Because it is—with email in particular, at SendGrid in particular—the bulk of it is the email API. So, like, the site being up or down was the easiest type of incident, the easiest thing to flex on because that's so much easier to see.Being able to determine, like, what percentage or what level, like, how many emails are not processing? Are they getting stuck or is this, like, the correct amount of things that should be bouncing because of IP reput—there's, like, a thousand different things. We had kind of this visualization of this mail pipeline that was just a mess of all of these different pipes kind of connected together. And mail could get stuck in a lot of different places, so it was a lot of spending time trying to find that and segwayed into project management. I was a QA for a little while doing QA work.Became a project manager and learned a lot about imposing process because you're supposed to and that sometimes imposing process on teams that are working well can actually destroy them [laugh]. So, I learned a lot of interesting things about process the hard way. And during all of that time that I was doing project management, I kind of accidentally started owning the incident response process because a lot of people left, I had been a part of the incident analysis group as well, and so I kind of became the sole owner of that. And when Twilio purchase SendGrid, I found out they were creating an incident commander team and I just reached out and said, “Here's all of SendGrids incident response stuff. We just created a new Slackbot, I just retrained the entire team on how to talk to each other and recognize when something might be an incident. Please don't rewrite all of this to be Twillio's response process.”And Terry, the person who was putting together that team said, “Excellent. You're going to be [laugh] welcome to Twilio Incident Command. This is your problem and it's a lot worse than you thought because here's all the rest of it.” So yeah, it was really interesting experience coming into technically the same company, but an entirely different company and finding out—like, really trying to learn and understand all of the differences, and you know, the different problems, the different organizational history, the, like, fascia that has been built up between some of these parts of the organization to understand why things are the way that they are within process. It's very interesting.And I kind of get to do it now as my job. I get to learn about the full organizational subtext of [laugh] all of these different companies to understand how incident response works, how incident analysis works, and maybe some of the whys. Like, what are the places where there was a very bad incident, so we put in very specific, very strange process pieces in order to navigate that, or teams that are difficult to work with, so we've built up interesting process around them. So yeah.Corey: It feels like that can almost become ossified if you're not careful because you wind up with a release process that's two thousand steps long, and each one of them is there to wind up avoiding a specific type of failure that had happened previously. And this gets into a world where, in so many cases, there needs to be a level of dynamism to how you wind up going about your work. It feels almost like companies have this idealized vision of the future where if they can distill every task that happens within the company down to a series of inputs and responses—scripts almost—you can either wind up replacing your staff with a bunch of folks who just work from a runbook and cost way less money or computers in the ultimate sense of things. But that's been teased for generations now and I have a very hard time seeing a path where you're ever going to be able to replace the contextually informed level of human judgment that, honestly, has fixed every incident I've ever seen.Emily: Yeah. The problem comes down to in my opinion, the fact that humans wrote this code, people with specific context and specific understanding of how the thing needs to work in a specific way and the shortcomings and limitations they have for the libraries they're using or the different things are trying to integrate in, a human being is who's writing the code. Code is not being written by computers, it's being written by people who have understanding and subtext. And so, when you have that code written and then maybe that person leaves or that person joins a different team and they focus and priorities on something else, there is still human subtests that exists within the services that have been written. We have it call in this specific way and timeout in this specific amount of time because when we were writing it, there was this ancient service that we had to integrate with.Like, there's always just these little pieces of we had to do things because we were people trying to make connections with lines of code. We're trying to connect a bunch of things to do some sort of task, and we have a human understanding of how to get from A to B, and probably if A computer wrote this code, it would work in an entirely different way, so in order to debug a problem, the humans usually need some sort of context, like, why did we do this the way that we did this? And I think it's a really interesting thing that we're finding that it is very hard to replace humans around computers, even though intellectually we think, like, this is all computers. But it's not. It's people convincing computers to do things that maybe they shouldn't necessarily be doing. Sometimes they're things that computers shouldn't be doing, maybe, but a lot of the times, it's kind of a miracle [laugh] that any of these things continue to work on it on a given basis. And I think that it's very interesting when we, I think, we think that we can take people out of it.Corey: The problem I keep running into though, the more I think about this and the more I see it out there is I don't think that it necessarily did incident management any favors when it was originally cast as the idea of blamelessness and blameless postmortems. Just because it seems an awful lot to me like the people who are the most advocate champions of approaching things from a blameless perspective and having a blameless culture are the people who would otherwise have been blamed themselves. So, it really kind of feels on some broader level, like, “Oh, was this entire movement really just about being self-serving so that people don't themselves get in trouble?” Because if you're not going to blame no one, you're going to blame me instead. I think that, on some level, set up a framing that was not usually helpful for folks with only a limited understanding of what the incident lifecycle looks like.Emily: Mmm. Yeah, I think we've evolved, right? I think, from the blameless, I think there was good intentions there, but I think that we actually missed the really big part of that boat that a lot of folks glossed over because then, as it is now, it's a little bit harder to sell. When we're talking about being blameless, we have to talk about circumventing blame in order to get people to talk candidly about their experiences. And really, it's less about blaming someone and what they've done because we as humans blame—there's a great Brené Brown talk that she gives, I think it's a TED talk about blame and how we as humans cannot physically avoid blaming, placing blame on things.It's about understanding where that's coming from, and working through it that is actually how we grow. And I think that we're starting to kind of shift into this more blame-aware culture. But I think the hard pill to swallow about blamelessness is that we actually need to talk about the way that this stuff makes us feel as people. Like feelings, like emotions [laugh]. Talk about emotions during a technical incident review is not really an easy thing to get some tech executives to swallow.Or even engineers. There's a lot of engineers who are just kind of like, “Why do you care about how I felt about this problem?” But in reality, you can't measure emotions as easily as you can measure Mean Time to Resolution. But Mean Time to Resolution is impacted really heavily by, like, were we freaking out? Did we feel like we had absolutely no idea what we were trying to solve, or did we understand this problem, and we were confident that we could solve it; we just couldn't find the specific place where this bug was happening. All of that is really interesting and important context about how we work together and how our processes work for us, but it's hard because we have to talk about our feelings.Corey: I think that you're onto something here because I look back at the key outages that really define my perspective on things over the course of my career, and most of the early ones were beset by a sense of panic of am I going to get fired for this? Because at the time, I was firmly convinced that well, root cause is me. I am the person that did the thing that blew up production. And while I am certainly not blameless in some of those things, I was never setting out with an intent to wind up tiering things down. So, it was not that I was a bad actor subverting internal controls because, in many companies, you don't need that level of rigor.This was a combination of factors that made it easy or possible to wind up tiering things down when I did not mean to. So, there were absolutely systemic issues there. But I still remember that rising tide of panic. Like, should I be focused on getting the site backup or updating my resume? Which of these is going to be the better longer-term outcome? And now that I've been in this industry long enough and I've seen enough of these, it's, you almost don't feel the blood pressure rise anymore when you wind up having something gets panicky. But it takes time and nuance to get there.Emily: Yeah. Well, and it's also, in order to best understand how you got in that situation, like, were you willing to tell people that you were absolutely panicked? Would you have felt comfortable, like, if someone was saying like, “Okay, so what happened? How did—walk me through what you were experiencing?” Would you have said like, “I was scared out of my goddamn mind?”Were you absolutely panicking or did you feel like you had some, like, grasping at some straws? Like, where were you? Because uncovering that for the person who is experiencing that in the issue, in the incident can help understand, what resources did they feel like they knew where to go to. Or where did they go to? Like, what resource did they decide in the middle of this panicked haze to grasp for? Is that something that we should start using as, “Hey, if it's your first time on call, this is a great thing to pull into,” because that's where instinctively you went?Like, there's so much that we can learn from the people who are experiencing [laugh] this massive amount of panic during the incident. But sometimes we will, if we're being quote-unquote, “Blameless,” gloss over your entire, like, your involvement in that entirely. Because we don't want to blame Corey for this thing happening. Instead, we'll say, “An engineer made a decision and that's fine. We'll move past that.” But there's so much wealth of information there.Corey: Well, I wound up in postmortems later when I ran teams, I said, “Okay, so an engineer made a mistake.” It's like, “Well, hang on. There's always more to it than that”—Emily: Uh-huh.Corey: —“Because we don't hire malicious people and the people we have are competent for their role.” So, that goes a bit beyond that. We will never get into a scenario people do not make mistakes in a variety of different ways. So, that's not a helpful framing, it's a question of what—if they made a mistake, sure, what was it that brought them to that place because that's where it gets really interesting. The problem is when you're trying to figure out in a business context why a customer is super upset—if they're a major partner, for example—and there's a sense of, “All right, we're looking for a sacrificial lamb or someone that we can blame for this because we tend to think in relatively straight lines.”And in those scenarios, often, a nuanced understanding of the systemic failure modes within your organization that might wind up being useful in the mid to long-term are not helpful for the crisis there. So, trying to stuff too much into a given incident response might be a symptom there. I'm thinking of one or two incidents in the course of my later career that really had that stink to them, for lack of a better term. What's your take on the idea?Emily: I've been in a lot of incidents where it's the desire to be able to point and say a person made this mistake is high, it's definitely something that the, “organization”—and I put the organization in quotes there—and say technical leadership, or maybe PR or the comms team said like, “We're going to say, like, a person made this mistake,” when in reality, I mean, nine times out of ten, calling it a mistake is hindsight, right? Usually people—sometimes we know that we make a mistake and it's the recovery from that, that is response. But a lot of times we are making an informed decision, you know? An engineer has the information that they have available to them at the time and they're making an informed decision, and oh, no [laugh], it does not go as we planned, things in the system that we didn't fully understand are coexisting, it's a perfect storm of these events in order to lead to impact to this important customer.For me, I've been customer-facing for a very long time and I feel like from my observation, customers tend to—like if you say, like, “This person did something wrong,” versus, “We learned more about how the system works together and we understand how these kind of different pieces and mechanisms within our system are not necessarily single points of failure, but points at which they interact that we didn't understand could cause impact before, and now we have a better understanding of how our system works and we're making some changes to some pieces,” I feel like personally, as someone who has had to say that kind of stuff to customers a thousand times, saying, “It was a person who did this thing,” it shows so much less understanding of the event and understanding of the system than actually talking through the different components and different kind of contributing factors that were wrong. So, I feel like there's a lot of growth that we as an industry can could go from blaming things on an intern to actually saying, “No, we invested time and understanding how a single person could perform these actions that would lead to this impact, and now we have a deeper understanding of our system,” is in my opinion, builds a little bit more confidence from the customer side.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by Honeycomb. I'm not going to dance around the problem. Your. Engineers. Are. Burned. Out. They're tired from pagers waking them up at 2 am for something that could have waited until after their morning coffee. They're fed up with relying on two or three different “monitoring tools” that still require them to manually trudge through logs to decipher what might be wrong. Simply put, there's a better way. Observability tools like Honeycomb show you the patterns and outliers of how users experience your code in complex and unpredictable environments so you can spend less time firefighting and more time innovating. It's great for your business, great for your engineers, and, most importantly, great for your customers. Try FREE today at honeycomb.io/screaminginthecloud. That's honeycomb.io/screaminginthecloud.Corey: I think so much of this is—I mean, it gets back to your question to me that I sort of dodged was I willing to talk about how my emotional state in these moments? And yeah, I was visibly sweating and very nervous and I've always been relatively okay with calling out the fact that I'm not in a great place at the moment, and I'm panicking. And it wasn't helped in some cases by, in those early days, the CEO of the company standing over my shoulder, coming down from the upstairs building to know what was going on, and everything had broken. And in that case, I was only coming in to do mop-up I wasn't one of the factors contributing to this, at least not by a primary or secondary degree, and it still was incredibly stress-inducing. So, from that perspective, it feels odd.But you also talk about ‘we,' in the sense of as an industry, as a culture, and the rest. I'm going to push back on that a little bit because there are still companies today in the closing days of 2022 that are extraordinarily far behind where many of us are at the companies we work for. And they're still stuck in the relative Dark Ages technically, were, “Well, are VMs okay, or should we stay on bare metal?” Is still the era that they're in, let alone cloud, let alone containerization, let alone infrastructure as code, et cetera, et cetera. I'm unconvinced that they have meaningfully progressed on the interpersonal aspects of incident management when they've been effectively frozen in amber from a technical basis.Emily: Mmm, I don't think that's fair [laugh].Corey: No. Excellent. Let's talk about that.Emily: [laugh]. I think just because an organization is still, like, maybe in DCs and using hardware and maybe hasn't advanced so thoroughly within the technical aspect of things, that doesn't necessarily mean that they haven't adopted new—Corey: Ah, very fair. Let me add one point of clarification, then, on this because what I'm talking about here is the fact there are companies who are that far behind on a technical basis, they are not necessarily one and the same, too—Emily: Correct.Corey: Because you're using older technology, that means your processes are stuck in the past, too.Emily: Right.Corey: But rather, just as there are companies that are anxious on the technology basis, there are also companies who will be 20 years behind in learnings—Emily: Yes.Corey: —compared to how the more progressive folks have already internalized some of these things ages ago. Blamelessness is still in the future for them. They haven't gotten there yet.Emily: I mean, yeah, there's still places that are doing root cause analysis, that are doing the five whys. And I think that we're doing our best [laugh]. I mean, I think it really takes—that's a cultural change. A lot of the actual change in approach of incident analysis and incident response is a cultural change. And I can speak from firsthand experience that that's really hard to do, especially from the inside it's very hard to do.So luckily, with the role that I'm in now at Jeli.io, I get to kind of support those folks who are trying to champion a change like that internally. And right now, my perspective is just trying to generate as much material for those folks to send internally, to say like, “Hey, there's a better way. Hey, there's a different approach for this that can maybe get us around these things that are difficult.” I do think that there's this tendency—and I've used this analogy before—is for us to think that our junk drawers are better than somebody else's junk drawers.I see an organization as just a junk drawer, a drawer full of weird odds and ends and spilled glue and, like, a broken box of tacks. And when you pull out somebody else's junk drawer, you're like, “This is a mess. This is an absolute mess. How can anyone live like this?” But when you pull out your own junk drawer, like, I know there are 17 rubber bands in this drawer, somehow. I am going to just completely rifle through this drawer until I find those things that I know are in here.Just a difference of knowing where our mess is, knowing where the bodies are buried, or the skeletons are in each closet, whatever analogy works best. But I think that some organizations have this thought process that—by organizations, I mean, executive leadership organizations are not an entity with an opinion, they're made up of a bunch of individuals doing [laugh] the work that they need to do—but they think that their problems are harder or more unique than at other organizations. And so, it's a lot harder to kind of help them see that, yes, there is a very unique situation, the way that your people work together with their technology is unique to every single different organization, but it's not that those problems cannot be solved in new and different ways. Just because we've always done something in this way does not mean that is the way that is serving us the best in this moment. So, we can experiment and we can make some changes.Especially with process, especially with the human aspect of things of how we talk to each other during incidents and how we communicate externally during incidents. Those aren't hard-coded. We don't have to do a bunch of code reviews and make sure it's working with existing integrations to be able to make those changes. We can experiment with that kind of stuff and I really would like to try to encourage folks to do that even though it seems scary because incidents are… [unintelligible 00:24:33] people think they're scary. They're not. They're [unintelligible 00:24:35].Corey: They seem to be. For a lot of folks, they are. Let's not be too dismissive on that.Emily: But we were both talking about panic [laugh] and the panic that we have felt during incidents. And I don't want to dismiss that and say that it's not real. But I also think that we feel that way because we're worried about how we're going to be judged for our involvement in them. We're panicking because, “Oh no, we have contributed to this in some way, and the fact that I don't know what to do, or the fact that I did something is going to reflect poorly on me, or maybe I'm going to get fired.” And I think that the panic associated with incidents also very often has to do with the environment in which you are experiencing that incident and how that is going to be accepted and discussed. Are you going to be blamed regardless of how, quote-unquote, “Blameless,” your organization is?Corey: I wish there was a better awareness of a lot of these things, but I don't think that we are at a point yet where we're there.Emily: No.Corey: How does this map what you do, day-to-day over at Jeli.io?Emily: It is what I do every single day. So, I mean, I do a ton of different things. We're a very small startup, so I'm doing a lot, but the main thing that I'm doing is working with our customers to tackle these hurdles within each of their organizations. Our customers vary from very small organizations to very, very large organizations, and working with them to find how to make movement, how to sell this internally, sell this idea of let's talk about our incidents a little bit differently, let's maybe dial back some of the hard-coded automation that we're doing around response and change that to speaking to each other, as opposed to, we need 11 emails sent automatically upon the creation of an incident that will automatically map to these three PagerDuty schedules, and a lot more of it can be us working through the issue together and then talking about it afterwards, not just in reference to the root cause, but in how we interfaced: how did it go, how did response work, as well as how did we solve the problem of the technical problem that occurred?So, I kind of pinch myself. I feel very lucky that I get to work with a lot of different companies to understand these human aspects and the technical aspects of how to do these experiments and make some change within organizations to help make incidents easier. That's the whole feeling, right? We were talking about the panic. It doesn't need to be as hard as it feels, sometimes. And I think that it can be easier than we let ourselves think.Corey: That's a good way of framing it. It just feels on so many levels like this is one of the hardest areas to build a company in because you're not really talking about fixing technical, broken systems out there. You're talking about solving people problems. And I have some software that solves your people problems, I'm not sure if that's ever been true.Emily: Yeah, it's not the software that's going to solve the people problems. It's building the skills. A lot of what we do is we have software that helps you immensely in the analysis process and build out a story as opposed to just building out a timeline, trying to tell, kind of, the narrative of the incident because that's what works. Like anthropologically, we've been conveying information through folklore, through tales, telling tales of things that happened in order to help teach people lessons is kind of how we've—oral history has worked for [laugh] thousands of years. And we aren't better than that just because we have technology, so it's really about helping people uncover those things by using the technology we have: pulling in Slack transcripts, and PagerDuty alerts, and Zoom transcripts, and all of this different information that we have available to us, and help people tell that story and convey that story to the folks that were involved in it, as well as other peoples in your organization who might have similar things come up in the future.And that's how we learn. That's how we teach. But that's what we learn. I feel like there's a big difference—I'm understanding, there's a big difference between being taught something and learning something because you usually have to earn that knowledge when you learn it. You can be taught something a thousand times and then you've learned that once.And so, we're trying to use those moments that we actually learn it where we earn that hard-earned information through an incident and tell those stories and convey that, and our team—the solutions team—is in there, helping people build these skills, teaching people how to talk to each other [laugh] and really find out this information during incidents, not after them.Corey: I really want to thank you for being as generous with your time as you have been. And if people want to learn more, where's the best place to find you?Emily: Oh. I was going to say Twitter, but… [laugh].Corey: Yeah, that's a big open question these days, isn't it? Assuming it's still there by the time this episode airs, it might be a few days between now and then. Where should they find you on Twitter, with a big asterisk next to it?Emily: It's at @themortalemily. Which, I started this by saying I like mess and I'm someone who loves incidents, so I'll be on Twitter [laugh].Corey: We're there to watch it all burn.Emily: Oh, I feel terrible saying that. Actually, if any Twitter engineers are listening to this, someone is found that the TLS certificate is going to expire at the end of this year. Please check Twitter for where that TLS certificate lives so that you all can renew that. Also, Jeli.io, we have a blog that a lot of us write, our solutions team, we—and honestly a lot of us, we tend to hire folks who have a lot of experience in incident response and analysis.I've never been a solutions engineer before in my life, but I've done a lot of incident response. So, we put up a lot of stuff and our goal is to build resources that are available to folks who are trying to make these changes happen, who are in those organizations where they're still doing five whys, and RCAs, and are trying to convince people to experiment and change. We have our Howie Guide, which is available for free. It's ‘How We Got Here' which is, like, a full, free incident analysis guide and a lot of cool blogs and stuff there. So, if you can't find me on Twitter, we're writing… things… there [laugh].Corey: We will, of course, put links to all of that in the [show notes 00:30:46]. Thank you so much for your time today. It's appreciated.Emily: Thank you, Corey. This was great.Corey: Emily Ruppe, solutions engineer at Jeli.io. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you've hated this episode, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, along with an angry comment talking about how we've gotten it wrong and it is always someone's fault.Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. We help companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. The Duckbill Group works for you, not AWS. We tailor recommendations to your business and we get to the point. Visit duckbillgroup.com to get started.

Sunday Talks 2010
QA in Wat Pah Nanachat (part1)

Sunday Talks 2010

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2023 48:12


This Dhamma Talk was given by Luang Por Sumedho on 2 January, during questions and answers session with Wat Nanachat's monks, 2023 at Wat Pah Nanachat (International Forest Monastery), Thailand. The post QA in Wat Pah Nanachat (part1) appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.

Sunday Talks 2010
QA in Wat Pah Nanachat (part2)

Sunday Talks 2010

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2023 22:27


This Dhamma Talk was given by Luang Por Sumedho on 2 January, during questions and answers session with Wat Nanachat's monks, 2023 at Wat Pah Nanachat (International Forest Monastery), Thailand. The post QA in Wat Pah Nanachat (part2) appeared first on Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.

Brands In Action
Will Burns / Ideasicle X

Brands In Action

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 43:59


In this episode of Brands In Action, we welcome Will Burns, CEO and Founder of Ideasicle X, to talk about creativity and, more specifically, how to generate a ton of ideas that will solve a problem for you. Ideasicle X's philosophy is “Nothing is Unthinkable,” and Will tells you all about the platform and how it can transform your work. 00:18 - Will Intro01:58 - Ghosts2:57 - How your experience led to the creation of Ideasicle9:59 - How does Ideasicle work12:32 - How does Ideasicle work with people15:22 - Crowdsourcing16:45 - How do you put a team together17:55 - Brainstorming doesn't work21:04 - Bad ideas leading to good ones24:25 - Is Ideasicle a product or brand?28:19 - Where else can Ideasicle go32:57 - Where does AI fit into this platform35:52 - Creativity as a force versus a resource39:30 - What's next for Ideasicle42:08 - Who plays Will Burns in the movie https://www.ideasiclex.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamoburns/

Til You Collapse Podcast
Live Q&A Podcast #1

Til You Collapse Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 33:48


In today Til You Collapse Podcast, Brian goes live with his followers and answers any questions they have for motivation, inspiration, and information on anything business, mindset and fitness related.   Follow us on social  @briannabavi @tilyoucollapse Coaching and Mentorship https://www.briannabavi.com/ Best apparel in the game https://tilyoucollapse.com/

Physical Therapy Private Practice: Secrets of the Top 10%
Ep.252: Answers to Physical Therapy Owners Most Pressing Question

Physical Therapy Private Practice: Secrets of the Top 10%

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 42:17


This week, we mix things up a little bit. Brian takes on the point of view of the physical therapy owner and asks himself the most common questions that he's been hearing. Tune in for Brian's advice on topics ranging from business partnerships, to budgeting for your first private practice, to employee burnout. Don't let the “tall grass” stop you! Don't fall into this trap with partnership Learn how to budget and borrow Improve your personnel management skills

It's Time To Man Up!
Q&A With Koloff- Episode #105

It's Time To Man Up!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 26:01


Today, Nikita speaks with Richard & Nancy Bell for another great episode of questions and answers.

The Mind Your Business Podcast
Episode 593: How to Really Make 2023 Your Breakthrough Year

The Mind Your Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 56:04


It's 2023 and I want you to make this your breakthrough year! To do this, today I share the different approach I use and recommend for goal setting, and why it can be a fresh and powerful way for you to approach a brand new year!  If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @jameswedmore. Haven't left a review yet? All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/itunes, and thanks for your support of this show! I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for a #Q&AEdition of The Mind Your Business Podcast. All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/QA and record a question (under 4 minutes or less) that could be featured on an upcoming episode. In this episode you'll hear: How the approach I use for goal setting is different and powerful  What time alignment is and why it's so important to be aware of it My thoughts on purpose and The Law of Dharma  What living with your purpose doesn't look like, and some of the common excuses I hear people make around limitations An exercise you can do to release the fear of stepping into something bigger  For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/blog/593 

The Heidelcast
Heidelcast Q&A: January 22, 2023

The Heidelcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 60:10


In this episode, Dr. Clark opens the phones for a Q&A session! He also calls and texts from Ernestine, Danett, David, Brennan, and Jackson on issues like controversial figures in the broader Christian community, the Ten Commandments, and which theological books are worth pursuing. He also answers questions from Van about why we should not say God is the author of sin, from Valt about the role of laity in evangelism and theology, and from Grey about whether Reformed ministers should cooperate with Roman priests during weddings. Thanks to Tiffany for the word of encouragement! The opening audio clip is from Michael Horton and Tim Keller on the White Horse Inn. This episode of the Heidelcast is sponsored by Westminster Seminary California. The need for well-trained ministers and laity is greater now than at any time since the Reformation. Doctrinal confusion abounds. Educational standards are slipping. So the work of Westminster Seminary California has never been more important. We need pastors and leaders in the church who really know the Word, who can really read the original languages competently, who can preach the law and the gospel faithfully, who can shepherd the flock graciously, and who can reach the lost boldly. Does this sound like something to which you feel called? There's no better way to find out than to visit WSC in person! Come to Seminary For A Day, March 10, 2023. You will be able to sit in on classes, meet students and professors, see the campus and student housing, and have all your questions answered in-person by those best equipped to help you on your seminary journey! Westminster Seminary California offers masters degrees in biblical studies, systematics (theology), and historical theology, as well as the Master of Divinity. If God is calling you to seminary, schedule your visit today at wscal.edu/visit or call (888) 480-8474. All the Episodes of the Heidelcast Resources On Romans How To Subscribe To Heidelmedia On Twitter @Heidelcast How To Support Heidelmedia: use the donate button below Subscribe in Apple Podcast Subscribe directly via RSS New Way To Call The Heidelphone: Voice Memo On Your Phone Text the Heidelcast any time at (760) 618–1563. The Heidelcast is available everywhere podcasts are found including Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Call the Heidelphone anytime at (760) 618–1563. Leave a message or email us us a voice memo from your phone and we may use it in a future podcast. Record it and email it to Heidelcast at heidelcast dot net. If you benefit from the Heidelcast please leave a five-star review on Apple Podcasts so that others can find it. Please do not forget to make the coffer clink (see the donate button below). © R. Scott Clark. All Rights Reserved. Show Notes The Heidelcast How To Make the Coffer Clink: Use the Donate Button Below This Post Heidelblog Resources The HB Media Archive The Ecumenical Creeds The Reformed Confessions Heidelberg Catechism (1563) Recovering the Reformed Confession (Phillipsburg: P&R Publishing, 2008). What Must A Christian Believe? Why I Am A Christian Support Heidelmedia: use the donate button or send a check to:Heidelberg Reformation Association1637 E. Valley ParkwayEscondido CA 92027USA Heidelblog Contributors Resources On Romans

Rage Select's Podcast
The Rage Select Podcast: Episode 480 with Michael and Jeff!

Rage Select's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 131:44


BUCKLE UP BUTTERCUP because it's time for another slam-bang episode of the world famous Rage Select Podcast and this week Michael and Jeff are discussing all the latest video game news as well as much, MUCH MORE! Check out Michael's articles on the Bell of Lost Souls right HERE: https://www.belloflostsouls.net/author/michael-riojas MP3 here - http://traffic.libsyn.com/rageselect/RageSelectEpisode480.mp3 RSS feed here - http://rageselect.libsyn.com/rss iTunes here - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rage-selects-podcast/id657490976 Email address for your questions: mail@rageselect.com FOLLOW Tessa on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tessamorrison FOLLOW Matt on Twitter! - https://twitter.com/spankzilla85 FOLLOW Brian Salisbury on Twitter! - https://twitter.com/JunkfoodCinema FOLLOW Jeff on Twitter - https://twitter.com/RageSelect FOLLOW Grant on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BaronVonGrant LIKE Rage Select on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RageSelect Listen to our podcast and if you enjoy it, SUBSCRIBE! Check out the full website at http://www.rageselect.com #rageselect #podcast

Cinema D'Amore
Synchronic

Cinema D'Amore

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 92:10


Cinema D'Amore is taste testing Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's latest drug, Synchronic. Hosted by Charles Phillips. Co-Hosted by Lexi Covill and Justin Morgan. Mixing and QA by Scratchin' Menace with Music by Daniel Birch and Ben Pegley. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates. Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and a dozen other popular platforms. Please subscribe, rate and review us. Every little bit helps, and more importantly, thank you for listening!

Emily 報報
#136 年紀越大求職之路是否越加艱辛?如何維持外語能力不退步?怎麼了解和規劃自己的人生?|特別節目 2023新年QA讓你問|Emily報報

Emily 報報

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 34:35


台彩春節加碼9億!大樂透加碼360組100萬春節大紅包,1/20~2/5天天開獎,對億元頭獎再對加碼百萬獎,過年就要買彩券! https://taiwanlotteryevent.com.tw/cny/ ----以上訊息由 SoundOn 動態廣告贊助商提供---- 從職場、愛情、生活等等的問題,我在IG和鐵粉社團中,有丟匿名表單讓各位聽眾可以問問題,收到一些我自己也沒有思考過的問題,也還蠻有趣的,這集當然要來回答各位聽眾的問題呦

It's Time To Man Up!
Q&A With Koloff- Episode #104

It's Time To Man Up!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 20:01


Today, Nikita sits down with Pastor Jay Stewart for another great episode of questions and answers.

Jogabilidade (Games)
Vértice #361: Moonrider, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Lil Gator Game, Sindicato, Esport e mais!

Jogabilidade (Games)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 168:10


Novo ano e o mesmo Vértice está de volta! Essa semana, André Campos, Eduardo Sushi, Fernando Mucioli e Rafael Quina comentam Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider, o remake de Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII e brevemente sobre Lil Gator Game, Sonic Frontiers e Dragon Quest Treasures.  Também comentamos algumas notícias como: alguns anúncios e resultados do The Game Awards, a formação do sindicato de QA na ZeniMax e a infeliz fala da Ministra do Esporte sobre E-Sport.  00:10:52: Fechamentos de 2022 00:14:20: The Game Awards 2022 00:51:05: Jogo 1: Vengeful Guardian Moonrider 01:16:15: Perguntas dos ouvintes 01:28:20: Sindicato na ZeniMax 01:33:48: E-sports são esportes? 01:54:36: Jogo 2: Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunion 02:16:28: Finalmentes: Lil Gator Game 02:22:57: Finalmentes: Dragon Quest Treasures 02:28:59: Finalmentes: Sonic Frontiers Contribua | Twitter | YouTube | Twitch | Contato

The Mind Your Business Podcast
Episode 592: How to Get What You REALLY Want - Money, Manifestation & Intuition, Part Three

The Mind Your Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 67:03


Today we have the final episode of our special series, How to Get What You REALLY Want - Money, Manifestation & Intuition!  Back with me again is Kathrin Zenkina (aka “Manifestation Babe”) and Team Wedmore's resident intuition expert, and in this episode, we talk all about intuition. You'll learn how to listen more to the internal guidance system that is your intuition in order to make better decisions and choices in your life, and we want you to take what we shared in all three of the powerful episodes and start applying it in your life today!  We have created a powerful workbook for you that you can get now at https://mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/workbook. It's a downloadable PDF with all the notes, exercises, questions, and everything that we discuss in these really powerful episodes. If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag us @jameswedmore and @manifestationbabe. Haven't left a review yet? All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/itunes, and thanks for your support of this show! I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for a #Q&AEdition of The Mind Your Business Podcast. All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/QA and record a question (under 4 minutes or less) that could be featured on an upcoming episode. In this episode you'll hear: A recap on what the 5 Clairs of Intuition are all about  The common fears that people often have with coming more intuitive  What to do to start cultivating your intuition so that it stays consistent  Our thoughts on intuition as it relates to trusting yourself and being open to receive guidance  Why Kathrin reminds her students that the “how” may not matter, and a better way to get what they want will unfold Exercises you can do right now to strengthen your own intuition   For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/blog/592 

Maintainable
Marianne Bellotti - Building Empathy by Asking, "How Would You Write This in 2007?"

Maintainable

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 61:45


Robby has a chat with Marianne Bellotti (she/her/hers), the Engineering Manager at Rebellion Defense. Marianne is the author of the books, “Hiring Engineers” and “Kill it with Fire”. She talks about the maintainability of software being about whether software can be changed and how easily changes can be made to it. She dives into her experience with legacy modernization and talks about how to effectively judge software.Marianne also shares her insights on the challenges teams face when people don't understand how older code works, the value of developing a plan around tests to naturally build confidence within an organization, why it's important to have a safe space to break things (e.g., staging/QA environments), how onboarding metrics can be difficult to compare when dealing with regulatory systems, and building empathy toward previous engineers on a project. Tune in for that and a whole lot more in this value-packed 61-minute episode.Book Recommendations:Drift into Failure: From Hunting Broken Components to Understanding Complex Systems by Sidney DekkerHelpful Links:Kill it with Fire: Manage Aging Computer Systems (and Future Proof Modern Ones) by Marianne BellottiWebsite - bellotti.techhttps://github.com/mbellottiTwitter - twitter.com/bellmarSubscribe to Maintainable on:Apple PodcastsOvercastSpotifyOr search "Maintainable" wherever you stream your podcasts.Join the discussion in the Maintainable Discord Community

Press START
Episode 54: Final Fantasy Horseshoe Theory

Press START

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 80:42


Whoa! Lots of video game news! Ubisoft's on the rocks, the QA workers who made Skyrim are organizing and lots more. Plus Tori's playing a J-pop game and Noah's playing Disco Elysium, which is decidedly not a J-pop game. THINGS MENTIONED: QA workers at ZeniMax Media organized from TechCrunch. Rumor has it that a Tears of the Kingdom OLED Switch is on its way. TheGamer asks whether the Breath of the Wild sequel will be the last major Switch game. This great tweet about Final Fantasy from Ash Parrish on Twitter. videogamedunkey's publishing house, Big Mode, announces its first game, Animal Well. Kotaku reports Ubisoft is having a rough time. Also from Kotaku: the next Assassin's Creed will be smaller. Polygon's most anticipated indie games for 2023. The Origin Story podcast on the game Venba. PCGamer on the lawsuit that might kill any future Disco Elysium plans. Extra special thanks to musical guests Expert Timing and their track Special Hell from their 2022 release Stargazing. You can listen to more of their music on bandcamp at: https://experttiming.bandcamp.com. Our cool sounds and intro/outro music are by GEIST and our show art is by Kai at Wisp Graphics. We curate your gaming news together and Noah produces the show. You can follow the show on Twitter @Press_StartPod and on tumblr at press-startpod.tumblr.com and you can email us your Final Fantasy alignment at heypressstart@gmail.com. We'd also appreciate if you left us reviews on your podcast app of choice! Good text reviews will be read out on the show. Find us on social media, and wherever else podcasts are found, here: linktr.ee/press_startpod. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pressstart/support

CURC Sermons – Covenant United Reformed Church

Faith that is Commended Confession: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 7, QA 21 Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-3 Preacher: Dr. Adrian Dieleman Sermon Video: https://youtu.be/8WpXbxA77uQ The Heidelberg Catechism: Lord’s Day 7 Q.21 What is true faith? A. True faith is not only a sure knowledge by which I hold as true all that God has revealed to us […] The post Faith that is Commended appeared first on Covenant United Reformed Church.

True North with Dave Brisbin
Undivided Presence

True North with Dave Brisbin

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 53:16


Dave Brisbin 1.15.23 Nicolas Herman was an uneducated peasant in seventeenth century France, impressed into the military where he was assigned the most menial tasks. When he was released, he decided to enter a Carmelite monastery and there became Br. Lawrence of the Resurrection, and was assigned the most menial tasks. But after years of practice, even working in a noisy kitchen, he found a presence of God that sustained and transformed any task, no matter how small, into a sacred act. A friend of his wrote down everything he remembered of his conversations with Br. Lawrence—recorded him saying that all the thoughts that crowd in on us spoil everything, so we must be careful to reject them as soon as we become aware that they are not essential to our present duties. When he was assigned a task, he didn't think or worry about it at all beforehand, because when the time came for action, in God's presence he knew clearly what he must do. He didn't remember the things he did afterward and was almost unaware even when he was doing them. On leaving the table, he couldn't tell you what he had eaten. With no worrying beforehand, no remembrance after, completely immersed wherever he was, whatever he was doing, he had learned to integrate mind, body, soul—thought, action, intent. Aware without judging, thoughts and choices flowed through an undivided presence. When Jesus was twelve, he came of age in a family pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Separated from his parents for nine days, they found him in the temple immersed in his sh'eilot u'teshuvot, a formal QA, testing with the elders. When his mother scolds him for scaring the gehenna out of them, he responds almost casually that of course he would be in his Father's house, undivided in his Father's presence—until the moment he leaves with them, just as undivided in their presence on the way home. Jesus' concept of Kingdom is the rosetta stone, the decoder key to all his teaching. Get kingdom, get it all. But until we understand kingdom as the undivided presence of a poor Carmelite monk and equally poor Jew during his bar mitzvah, we'll always be waiting for the next bus.

theeffect Podcasts
Undivided Presence

theeffect Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 53:16


Dave Brisbin 1.15.23 Nicolas Herman was an uneducated peasant in seventeenth century France, impressed into the military where he was assigned the most menial tasks. When he was released, he decided to enter a Carmelite monastery and there became Br. Lawrence of the Resurrection, and was assigned the most menial tasks. But after years of practice, even working in a noisy kitchen, he found a presence of God that sustained and transformed any task, no matter how small, into a sacred act. A friend of his wrote down everything he remembered of his conversations with Br. Lawrence—recorded him saying that all the thoughts that crowd in on us spoil everything, so we must be careful to reject them as soon as we become aware that they are not essential to our present duties. When he was assigned a task, he didn't think or worry about it at all beforehand, because when the time came for action, in God's presence he knew clearly what he must do. He didn't remember the things he did afterward and was almost unaware even when he was doing them. On leaving the table, he couldn't tell you what he had eaten. With no worrying beforehand, no remembrance after, completely immersed wherever he was, whatever he was doing, he had learned to integrate mind, body, soul—thought, action, intent. Aware without judging, thoughts and choices flowed through an undivided presence. When Jesus was twelve, he came of age in a family pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Separated from his parents for nine days, they found him in the temple immersed in his sh'eilot u'teshuvot, a formal QA, testing with the elders. When his mother scolds him for scaring the gehenna out of them, he responds almost casually that of course he would be in his Father's house, undivided in his Father's presence—until the moment he leaves with them, just as undivided in their presence on the way home. Jesus' concept of Kingdom is the rosetta stone, the decoder key to all his teaching. Get kingdom, get it all. But until we understand kingdom as the undivided presence of a poor Carmelite monk and equally poor Jew during his bar mitzvah, we'll always be waiting for the next bus.

Rage Select's Podcast
The Rage Select Podcast: Episode 479 with Amanda and Jeff!

Rage Select's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 129:37


The Rage Select Podcast is getting WEIRD AF this week as Amanda and Jeff scrape the bottom of the barrel looking for some fresh new gaming news as well as giving their hot takes on Puss in Boots and Shin Ultraman! MP3 here - http://traffic.libsyn.com/rageselect/RageSelectEpisode479.mp3 RSS feed here - http://rageselect.libsyn.com/rss iTunes here - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rage-selects-podcast/id657490976 Email address for your questions: mail@rageselect.com FOLLOW Tessa on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tessamorrison FOLLOW Matt on Twitter! - https://twitter.com/spankzilla85 FOLLOW Brian Salisbury on Twitter! - https://twitter.com/JunkfoodCinema FOLLOW Jeff on Twitter - https://twitter.com/RageSelect FOLLOW Grant on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BaronVonGrant LIKE Rage Select on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RageSelect Listen to our podcast and if you enjoy it, SUBSCRIBE! Check out the full website at http://www.rageselect.com #rageselect #podcast

馬力歐陪你喝一杯
S6SP01 第六季掰掰+新一季鎖定「管理」下週全新上線!

馬力歐陪你喝一杯

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 50:48


▲本集內容 第六季最後,由馬力歐回覆QA和聽眾留言,竟意外發現聽眾很反骨(?) 【搶先預告】下週五,第七季全新一季「專業人士的管理」主題上線!首集由關鍵評論網集團共同創辦人、內容長兼任新聞編輯部主編的馬力歐,單口談「我為何著迷於管理」,先劇透一點,馬力歐將提及,對他來說「管理最重要的事」。 ▲本集節目由國泰世華銀行贊助播出 《請支援理財》一起探索金融理財大小事:https://youtu.be/acoyrgwEkGQ ▲本集使用的音樂:Impressions (Acoustic) by Robert Alan DunnCreative Commons CC BY SA 3.0Robert-dunn-15 – Impressions-acousticSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Cinema D'Amore
The Whale

Cinema D'Amore

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 105:30


Cinema D'Amore is breaking waves with Darren Aronofsky's the Whale, the latest entry in the Brenaissance. Hosted by Justin Morgan. Co-Hosted by Lexi Covill. Mixing and QA by Scratchin' Menace with Music from the Whale. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates. Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and a dozen other popular platforms. Please subscribe, rate and review us. Every little bit helps, and more importantly, thank you for listening!

Nautilus Link
Café com Videogames #109 - Zenimax e Sindicatos!

Nautilus Link

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 49:22


Apoie o projeto e permita que ele continue: apoia.se/nautilus | picpay.me/canalnautilus No primeiro Café com Videogames de 2023, falamos sobre a sindicalização dos trabalhadores de QA da Zenimax, rumores de Redfall e mais! O Café com Videogames acontece toda segunda, às 9:30 da manhã, lá na twitch.tv/nautiluslink Participantes: Host: Lucas Zavadil | @lucaseduardrz Convidado: Bruno Tessaro | @BrunoTessaro Encontre-nos também nas redes sociais: Discord: discord.gg/FPd6hgE Twitter: twitter.com/nautiluslink Instagram: instagram.com/nautiluslink

Brands In Action
Melissa Waters / Upwork

Brands In Action

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 46:13


Yeesh, when you talk about clients who understand how to build a brand through great work, you'll undoubtedly bring up Melissa Waters, CMO of Upwork. Melissa talks about how Upwork is leading the way in the “new work awakening” and telling those stories with some of the best advertising of the year, their “This is how we work now” campaign…okay, the Zombie CEO campaign. If you haven't seen it, you'll want to. 00:18 - Melissa Intro02:04 - Journey to Upwork05:42 - Upwork Mission08:47 - Does Upwork drive the industry or fill the need12:41 - Covid affecting strategy15:38 - Empathy with your customer20:22 - Company culture in a remote workforce23:21 - Global layoffs bringing opportunity to Upwork26:02 - Smart advertising37:39 - What needed to change at Upwork when you arrived39:51 - Tone of voice44:27 - Where can you find Upwork https://www.upwork.com/howweworkhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/melissawaters/

Agile Thoughts
219 SPIDER-MAN: Miles Morales—Working with the World’s Best is an International Endeavor

Agile Thoughts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 7:47


If anyone wants to see how a game is made, Santa Monica Studios made a documentary on making God of War 4, released 3 years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra_R-K_IoUc SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES related gifts and video games on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=spider+man+miles+morales&sprefix=spider+man+miles%2Caps%2C98&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_3_16 Attributions: Mechanolith, by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com) was licensed under: Creative Commons By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0 Learning Scrum or Agile doesn't have to be boring! Enjoy learning from this project management comic series! Agile consultant Ace takes on the hard clients so you can learn from his misadventures. JoeColantonio.com - Joe Colantonio says: "I find myself pulled into the story and relating to it, and after reading, I'm able to apply the principles presented.” Click the comic cover above to see what's available on Amazon. (Bonus: Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited get the first episode of each storyline free.)

The Exclusive Career Coach
256: Make a Big Shift in One Area of Your Professional Life: Here's How

The Exclusive Career Coach

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 28:03


Greetings and Happy New Year! My wish for all of you in 2023 is that you experience lots of love and laughter, that a long-held dream becomes a reality, that you experience the discomfort of growth, and that you are able to look yourself in the mirror at the end of each day and honestly say “I did my very best today.” And when that “very best” isn't up to your usual standards – you give yourself a break and love yourself anyway.  Let me start by saying I'm a planning geek. Goals and strategies excite me, and I love realizing the aggressive goals I set for myself. Today, I'm inviting you to pick an area of your professional life that you would like to see massive change in. Step 1 – Choose the general area Some possibilities: -Get a promotion -Get a substantial raise -Get a new job -Get a new certification -Complete a degree -Learn how to _____ -Get better at _____ -Stop _____ -Develop a better relationship with _____ -Win _____ award -Become a subject matter expert in _____ -Write an article for _____ publication Of course, there are many more possibilities than these, but hopefully this gets your brain moving.  Step 2 – Set a SMART goal As a review, SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Sensitive. Let's do a few examples. If your area is to get a substantial raise, your SMART goal might be: -Ask boss for 20% raise at my performance evaluation in June. Specific: 20%Measurable: Did I, or did I not, ask?Achievable: I can absolutely make this askRealistic: Based on my salary and the market rate for what I do, a 20% raise is very realisticTime-Sensitive: I already have my performance review scheduled for June 19th; that's when I will ask. Here's another example: If your area is to get better at delegating, your SMART goal might be: -Delegate the annual report copyrighting to Dana and the QA for the annual report to James, which is due on 3/01/2023. Specific: Delegate the annual report copyrighting and QAMeasurable: Did I just supervise, rather than work hands on – yes or no?Achievable: Dana and James are both fully capable of doing this work and would enjoy the challenge.Realistic: It makes sense for Dana and James to be involved in this project for their professional development.Time-Sensitive: Project is due 3/01/2023  Step 3 - Write down all the ways this WON'T work.  Going back to the example of asking for a raise: -I'll be too nervous to ask -My boss might get mad -My boss might fire me for asking -My boss will tell me I don't deserve that much more money -My boss will laugh at me -My boss will counter with a much lower raise -My boss will tell me that it isn't possible to give me that much  In the example of delegating the annual report: -Dana or James might refuse -Dana or James might not do a good job -I may spend more time supervising them than if I did it myself -I might end up having to do it all over again at the last minute -Dana or James might leave before the project is due, and I'll be left picking up the pieces -Others on the team may be jealous of Dana or James because they got this important assignment  Step 4 - Use your list of problems to come up with action steps to solve. Going back to the example of asking for a raise: -I'll be too nervous to ask – I will practice with my significant other or friend -My boss might get mad – I can't control how my boss reacts, but I will deliver my request as politely and respectfully as I can while standing up for myself -My boss might fire me for asking - I can't control how my boss reacts, but I will deliver my request as politely and respectfully as I can while standing up for myself -My boss will tell me I don't deserve that much more money – I will have data to back up my request -My boss will laugh at me – I won't make this mean anything about me -My boss will counter with a much lower raise – I will practice how to counteroffer -My boss will tell me that it isn't possible to give me that much – I will have examples prepared that refute this if my boss brings it up  What if your goal is more long-term? If, for example, your area is to become a better leader, your goal might be: Attend 3 leadership seminars/events in 2023. The problems and solutions might be: -I don't know where to find the best events – I'll mark off time on my calendar in January to research upcoming events and vet them out -My boss might not want me gone that much – I'll speak with him and get his support to attend -I don't know if my company will pay for that much training in one year – I'll check with my boss on this; I'll pay out of pocket if I need to -I can't take that much time off work – I will identify a 2nd in command for my function to be in control when I'm out; I will train that person prior to the first training I attend  Step 5 - Calendar in your steps to success If you need to research trainings, books to read, or how to set something up, block out times to do so. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the task – not too much or so little that you become frustrated. If you plan to return to school, block out time to attend classes, study, etc. If you want to improve a working relationship, schedule lunches or other out-of-office time with that person.  Step 6 - Choose an accountability partner – carefully I love mastermind groups for this purpose, because I know that in two weeks, they will ask if I did what I said I was going to do.  Step 7 - Check in on your progress at least weekly Create a system to keep track of what you've done and what you still need to do relative to your goal. Anything from notes in your calendar to an Excel spreadsheet to a formal project management tool will do the trick, as long as it is a) easy for you to use, b) accessible to you. Part of checking in is making mid-course corrections. Is there a new step you need to introduce into your process? Has the goal changed slightly as you have progressed? Do you need to adjust your timeline (ideally due to circumstances outside your control).  Step 8 - Celebrate the win This is the fun part – and the part so many people forget. This is your opportunity to give yourself a pat on the back, recognize the people who helped you achieve the win, and reflect on how you grew in achieving the goal. What if you weren't successful? Then celebrate the growth and learning. Remember my saying: It isn't winning or losing, it's winning or learning. If you weren't successful, do you want to go for the goal again? Are you satisfied with the movement you did have – and are ready to move on to a new goal?  Step 9 - Use the momentum to choose another goal One of the major benefits of setting, and achieving, goals is how you improve your relationship with yourself in doing so. You are learning to have your own back – “when I say I'm going to do something, I DO IT.” Leverage that improved relationship to select another goal right after you've had a moment to stop and enjoy the view from your previous goal.  One final note: I recommend starting with something small, if goal setting and goal-achieving is a new concept for you. You're building muscle around your ability to do what you say you are going to do, so don't try to life a 250 lb. dead weight right off the bat.  Are you in the wrong job that chips away at you every day? The CareerSpring document and coaching program will help you find a job that uses your zone of genius, recognizes your value, and pays you what you're worth.  If you're ready to take your job search to the next level by working with a highly experienced professional with a track record of client success, schedule a complimentary consult to learn more:  https://calendly.com/lesaedwards/zoom-meetings2  

Super Switch Headz
Toree 3D & Super Kiwi 64: Creating "Snack" Games w/ Siactro - #191

Super Switch Headz

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 97:25


This week we're joined by developer Marcus Horn of Siactro to talk about his work making shorter, retro-style 3D platformers like Macbat 64, Toree 3D, and most recently Super Kiwi 64. We also cover the recent Nintendo news and rumors including chatter about a Legend of Zelda movie, Microsoft allowing QA workers to unionize, the most recent Splatfest in Splatoon 3, and much more. We close the episode with the games we've been playing. Listen to Super Switch Headz on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube or wherever you enjoy podcasts. 0:00:00 Introduction 0:07:30 News and Rumors 0:28:34 Siactro's Games - Dev Interview 1:25:20 Games We're Playing Discord: https://discord.com/invite/CWbF4gb Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/switchheadz Website: http://www.switchheadz.com/ Siactro: https://store.steampowered.com/curator/41767295

Work Stoppage
Ep 139 - Athletes Are Workers Too

Work Stoppage

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 91:58


2023 is showing no signs of being any less militant of a year for workers than 2022 was, so we've got another packed episode of Work Stoppage this week. After a couple brief check ins, we discuss the recent rejection of Case New Holland's "Last, Best, and Final" Offer by UAW workers.  Also this week, Microsoft surprisingly held up their end of the neutrality agreement and voluntarily recognized the new QA union at ZeniMax. Workers at Howard Brown Health in Chicago struck last week after the company fired 15% of their staff just months after workers unionized. Newspaper workers at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram finally have their first union contract after winning a month long strike. A recent horrifying near-deadly injury once again brought the extreme exploitation of NFL players to national attention. The Tory government in the UK is trying to speed run the class war, as this week they have proposed new laws banning strikes in many industries. Finally, we got rare good news from the feds, as the FTC proposed a blanket ban on non-compete agreements. Join the discord: discord.gg/tDvmNzX  Follow the pod at instagram.com/workstoppage, @WorkStoppagePod on Twitter,  John @facebookvillain, and Lina @solidaritybee

It's Time To Man Up!
Q&A With Koloff- Episode #103

It's Time To Man Up!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 26:31


Today, Nikita speaks with Mike Burgoyne for another great episode of questions and answers.

The Mind Your Business Podcast
Episode 591: How to Get What You REALLY Want - Money, Manifestation & Intuition, Part Two

The Mind Your Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 107:34 Very Popular


We're back with Part Two of our series, How to Get What You REALLY Want - Money, Manifestation & Intuition, and I'm again joined by Kathrin Zenkina (aka “Manifestation Babe”) and Team Wedmore's very own Jen Finley to talk all about manifestation. We reveal simple processes that we each use, what is happening when manifesting isn't working for people, and we share cool stories of what we've been able to manifest at different stages of our own life and careers. If you're not already being intentional with where you're holding your attention, frequency and what you're attracting, this is going to be a really powerful episode (and series!) to help you begin practicing that!  We have created a powerful workbook for you that you can get now at https://mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/workbook. It's a downloadable PDF with all the notes, exercises, questions, and everything that we discuss in these really powerful episodes. If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag us @jameswedmore and @manifestationbabe. Haven't left a review yet? All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/itunes, and thanks for your support of this show! I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for a #Q&AEdition of The Mind Your Business Podcast. All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/QA and record a question (under 4 minutes or less) that could be featured on an upcoming episode. In this episode you'll hear: How Kathrin defines manifestation, and what she says to people she meets that question what it is that she does  What opened her up to spirituality and onto the path she is supposed to be on  Jen's story and the psychic gifts she has been blessed with  The way that manifestation now embodies everything for Kathrin  How her mission has expanded and why she is perfectly ok with the unknown  The lesson that Jen learned along time ago about the role gratitude plays in our lives  How Kathrin uses a tool she calls “The Ladder of Believability” in the manifesting process  Why pressure can be a killer for possibility, and and what you can do to play with time when manifesting  What helped Kathrin reframe her approach and get past the fear of “losing” something she has achieved  The very first step we recommend doing when embarking on your own manifestation journey  Jen's “3 R's” that she lives by and the amazing story of how she manifested a dream apartment For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/blog/591 

Crazy Wisdom
What is a virtual machine? - Stephen

Crazy Wisdom

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 56:10


Stephen is working on AI dev on Near protocol and developing on Ethereum What is the NEAR blockchain? What is sharding? Increasing throughput of the transactions Breaking up the blockchain into shards so that you can get more parallelism When does ETH sharding begin? ETH sharding is based on blobs Why are you attracted to Rust? Can you use Rust on Ethereum? What is a virtual machine? Something that is interpreting bite code instead of binary Why would a blockchain need a virtual machine? Why are virtual machines more secure? What is web assembly? How do interfaces work for smart contracts? What is a blockchain? Why would someone want to have a blockchain for gaming? Why does a blockchain economize resources better than something like AWS or cloud computing? What are zero knowledge proofs? What is the relationship between zero knowledge proofs and KYC networks? What is determinism? What are your thoughts on AI right now as an AI developer? How far are we from AGI? How much has psychology or biology informed the development of AI? Has anyone formed a plan to actually get to AGI? Would gaming be a good way to create an AGI through this bootstrapping thing you mention 25 minutes in? Why is gaming AI dumbed down? Is it dumbed down because of resource efficiency? No its because you want that determism and the expected range of behaviors QA doesn't want to deal with unexpected issues which cause bugs you can't fix or expect How is deep learning affecting gaming developments? How is gaming affecting deep learning? Are you using copilot for developing? What is reinforcement learning? Find out how much you value decisions that lead to certain rewards What does it mean to “discount something”? Whether OPENAI is open source? What did NFT protocol did you create? What is a Markoff chain? What is a lottery smart contract? You purchase tickets with your crypto wallet The more tickets you purchase, the better chances you have for a payout How does peer reviewing work for writing solidity? What are the implications of developing on a blockchain versus a normal database? What is state when it comes to programming? How do you visualize the state of the EVM?

GDC Podcast
#29 - Production, Career Paths, and Community Building with Maxis's Lyndsay Pearson

GDC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 38:33


LYNDSAY PEARSON, VP of franchise creative for THE SIMS at MAXIS joins us to talk about her career spanning 20 years with THE SIMS franchise, touching on lessons learned in QA and PRODUCTION, building games that thrive on COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, and advice for people taking their first steps into game development.

Rage Select's Podcast
The Rage Select Podcast: Episode 478 with Michael and Jeff!

Rage Select's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 141:23


The Rage Select Podcast is BACK BAYBEE and with a New Year comes a brand new Michael and Jeff here to discuss all the news of the week and much, MUCH MORE! You can see more from Michael over at oneofus.net for Movie Reviews and more! MP3 here - http://traffic.libsyn.com/rageselect/RageSelectEpisode478.mp3 RSS feed here - http://rageselect.libsyn.com/rss iTunes here - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rage-selects-podcast/id657490976 Email address for your questions: mail@rageselect.com FOLLOW Tessa on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tessamorrison FOLLOW Matt on Twitter! - https://twitter.com/spankzilla85 FOLLOW Brian Salisbury on Twitter! - https://twitter.com/JunkfoodCinema FOLLOW Jeff on Twitter - https://twitter.com/RageSelect FOLLOW Grant on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BaronVonGrant LIKE Rage Select on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RageSelect Listen to our podcast and if you enjoy it, SUBSCRIBE! Check out the full website at http://www.rageselect.com #rageselect #podcast

敏迪選讀
敏迪選讀 1/9 巴西如何往左邊走、委內瑞拉兩個總統之爭出現變化了、中國新外交部長秦剛

敏迪選讀

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 114:41


本集由【日日居 ZEZEGOOD】贊助播出 日日居 ZEZEGOOD - 良好睡眠提供者 一秒就服貼的床墊 解決你的睡眠問題 從材質根本創新 層層講究的「三眠制工法」:釋壓、緩衝、支撐 只要三層就讓你的身體充飽電 體驗日日居,良好睡眠從此發生 日日居提供 150 晚在家試睡 10 年保固 還有專人免運運送到府 輸入折扣碼【MINDI】可享全館 8 折優惠價哦! 日日居台北中山體驗點、 台中 MYZOO、Days in 體驗點(皆採預約制) *詳情請見官網:https://zezegood.tw/58ucc 加入國際觀察曆FB社團,得知最新消息 https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindyworldcalendar 觀察曆客服信箱 mindyworldcalendar@gmail.com 本集內容 00:01:27 巴西如何往左邊走 00:45:53 委內瑞拉兩顆太陽之爭大變化! 01:13:20 中國新外交部長秦剛 01:26:42 五月天演唱會好看死 回答QA 敏迪是為什麼要出podcast 節目 若你是小王子, 什麼是你的玫瑰? 中東歷史會什麼這麼難 四年了,做這項「國普」(國際新聞普及)工作,到目前為止覺得最讓你困擾的是什麼呢? 這裡可以找到所有的敏迪 https://linktr.ee/mindiworldnews 敏迪選讀業配折扣專區 https://pse.is/43a4rz

Trace Evidence
2022 Wrap Up Q&A

Trace Evidence

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 80:03


Sponsored by: Magic Mind! Visit MagicMind.co/TraceEvidence for 56% off your subscription using the code TRACEEVIDENCE | Nom Nom Now! Visit TryNom.com/Trace for 50% off your no-risk two week trial!In this week's episode, we kick of a new year of Trace Evidence by taking a look back at 2022 and answering listener questions about the show, the cases, the host and everything in between! Let's kick off 2023 with a bang and keep the ball rolling. Thank you so much to everyone who submitted questions and continues to support the show. Trace Evidence could not exist without you!Trace Evidence FacebookInstagramTwitterOfficial WebsiteOfficial MerchMusic Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Gamers Week Podcast
Episode 54 - Starfield Will Be Game Of The Year (And Other 2023 Gaming Predictions)

Gamers Week Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 80:14


Gamers Week Podcast is officially one year old!! This means it's time once again to gaze into our proverbial crystal balls to see what the world of video games might bring in 2023. We'll hear what a few analysts have to say about the coming year and then make some predictions of our own.We'll also be discussing how video game QA testers have formed Microsoft's first union, Sony's claim that the PS5 has cleared 30 million sales after its "biggest month yet," Sony's newly announced PS5 accessibility controller dubbed Project Leonardo, and the once-in-a-lifetime E3 comet (which has nothing to do with gaming) that's coming close to earth soon.Finally, Donnie takes us all the way back to January 1991 with his Retro Rewind.Watch Donnie's guest spot on the PRGE Twitch channel (and don't forget to give them a follow)!- twitch.tv/videos/1698966507- twitch.tv/retrogamingexpoWe love our sponsors! Please help us support those who support us!- Check out the Retro Game Club Podcast at linktr.ee/retrogameclub- Visit the Leetist Podcast at linktr.ee/LeetistPodcast- Connect with CafeBTW at linktr.ee/cafebtwHosts: @donniegretro, @retrogamebrews, @wrytersview Opening theme: "Gamers Week Theme" by Akseli TakanenPatron theme: "Chiptune Boss" by @donniegretroClosing theme: "Gamers Week Full-Length Theme" by Akseli TakanenMerch: gamers-week-podcast.creator-spring.comSupport the show

Into the Night: A FNaF Podcast
Episode 25 - Tales From The PizzaPlex #4 Submechnaphobia (First-Impressions)

Into the Night: A FNaF Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 36:00


The latest book in the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise has just been released! Tales From The PizzaPlex: #4 Submechnaphobia has unveiled three new novella-length stories onto the world, each pact with terrifying mysteries and monsters waiting to be explored. This episode will be a casual, spoiler-free, discussion on the latest book in release in the FNaF book series based on Security Breach. Similar to the QA episode, this is going to be a laid-back episode celebrating FNaF and bouncing first-impression opinions. Would you join us Into the Night? WE HAVE A MERCH STORE! http://www.intothenightmerchstore.com/ Official Business Email: officialintothnightpodcast@gmail.com  Official Question Email: officialintothenightquestions@gmail.com  Official Twitter (@FazbearPodcast): https://twitter.com/FazbearPodcast  Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkzY_ChXVIowflDO_MByfMA All Sound Effects and Music from: Five Nights at Freddy's - Scott Cawthon/Leon Riskin Security Breach - Steelwool Studios Artlist Sound Effects Cast: Narration: Nick Black Written and Produced by Nick Black Thumbnail by: @they_inc Five Nights at Freddy's and all its copyrighted work are owned by Scott Cawthon.

Hollywood & Levine
EP306: January Questions

Hollywood & Levine

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 28:05 Very Popular


The podcast version of Ken's popular blog feature, “Friday Questions.” Ken answers questions posed by the listeners. Topics include TV, writing, music concerts, and Neil Simon… along with some opinions on the current state of comedy. More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426

The Mind Your Business Podcast
Episode 590: How to Get What You REALLY Want - Money, Manifestation & Intuition, Part One

The Mind Your Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 99:27


Welcome to 2023, and we're starting out the new year strong with the first installment of our three-part series called How to Get What You REALLY Want - Money, Manifestation & Intuition!  It's not just important to set new goals, but to have the right strategy and approach, both internally and externally, to get what you want. That is why in this episode I'm joined by Manifestation Babe herself, Kathrin Zenkina, along with another special guest to talk all about money. It's time for you to make a breakthrough this year around money, and this episode, and the upcoming ones in this series, will help you step into a new, more abundant, and wealthy you!  We have created a powerful workbook for you that you can get now at https://mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/workbook. It's a downloadable PDF with all the notes, exercises, questions, and everything that we discuss in these really powerful episodes. If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag us @jameswedmore and @manifestationbabe. Haven't left a review yet? All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/itunes, and thanks for your support of this show! I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for a #Q&AEdition of The Mind Your Business Podcast. All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/QA and record a question (under 4 minutes or less) that could be featured on an upcoming episode. In this episode you'll hear: Kathrin's advice if you're just starting to explore the Laws of the Universe  Her personal experiences with adding money manifestations to her routine  How she set the foundation to decide the relationship she wanted to have with money  Why the first step in this process has to be observing the reality that you want to change  Kathrin's favorite thing to spend money on right now and the ways that she has fought societal programming around money  The reasons it's so common for entrepreneurs to feel bad with asking for more money, and her tips for overcoming this  Where the greatest growth has happened for both of us in our businesses  How Kathrin looks at money today and the ways we both see money as an energy that constantly flows in and out  Her story about going all in on her business in 2016 and the pivotal moments that happened along her journey  What the “ladder of believability” is and how Kathrin has used it to manifest her dream life  For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/blog/590 

The Mind Your Business Podcast
Episode 579: Day 2: How to Operate from Your Higher Self and Change Your Beliefs on Business to See More Success in Your Life

The Mind Your Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 34:22


You may remember that the last two years we released a special series on the podcast called the “12 Days of Abundance”, and the feedback was so incredible that we just knew we had to bring it back again this year! Not only is it a festive time right now, but it's a time of reflection, as well as a time to look ahead at how we can make the next 12 months abundant for us. What I share in the next 12 days is so important, because as a business owner, if you don't have an abundant mindset it's going to be really hard to attract more of what you want! As you listen to these 12 episodes, you'll have the opportunity to take notes, to follow through on the exercises and to listen to any trainings you might have missed! Go to https://jameswedmore.com/12days to receive access to the free training videos and to download your free 12 Days of Abundance workbook to get the most of these trainings – and easily apply them to your life and business! During the 12 days you may have heard me mention Mind Your Money, my 31-day guide designed to help you create a brand new relationship with money. Up until now it was only available as a secret bonus for Business By Design members, but guess what? For the next few days only, you can purchase Mind Your Money for only $297 (a $200 discount). To sign up now, all you have to do is go to mindyourmoney.com! If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me, @jameswedmore. How would you like to discover how to attract your first 100 leads that actually want to buy your stuff? Grab our free 14-part video course here - http://jameswedmore.com/100. Haven't left a review yet? All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/itunes, and thanks for your support of this show! I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for a #Q&AEdition of The Mind Your Business Podcast. All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/QA and record a question (under 4 minutes or less) that could be featured on an upcoming episode. In this episode you'll hear: What happens when you operate from lack instead of abundance My upbringing and the stories about money that I was taught How the game of life (and business!) has changed, and why we need to change our beliefs too Why I say that it all started with gratitude for me, and the 5 levels of gratitude to be aware of An intentional decision that I made in 2011, and what happened when I realized there was so such thing as something being “bad”  For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/blog/579 

The Mind Your Business Podcast
Episode 580: Day 3: The Simple Goal Setting Strategy that Can Help Overcome the Feeling of Lack to Create More Success and Money in Your Life

The Mind Your Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 33:29


You may remember that the last two years we released a special series on the podcast called the “12 Days of Abundance”, and the feedback was so incredible that we just knew we had to bring it back again this year! Not only is it a festive time right now, but it's a time of reflection, as well as a time to look ahead at how we can make the next 12 months abundant for us. What I share in the next 12 days is so important, because as a business owner, if you don't have an abundant mindset it's going to be really hard to attract more of what you want! As you listen to these 12 episodes, you'll have the opportunity to take notes, to follow through on the exercises and to listen to any trainings you might have missed! Go to https://jameswedmore.com/12days to receive access to the free training videos and to download your free 12 Days of Abundance workbook to get the most of these trainings – and easily apply them to your life and business! During the 12 days you may have heard me mention Mind Your Money, my 31-day guide designed to help you create a brand new relationship with money. Up until now it was only available as a secret bonus for Business By Design members, but guess what? For the next few days only, you can purchase Mind Your Money for only $297 (a $200 discount). To sign up now, all you have to do is go to mindyourmoney.com! If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me, @jameswedmore. How would you like to discover how to attract your first 100 leads that actually want to buy your stuff? Grab our free 14-part video course here - http://jameswedmore.com/100. Haven't left a review yet? All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/itunes, and thanks for your support of this show! I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for a #Q&AEdition of The Mind Your Business Podcast. All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/QA and record a question (under 4 minutes or less) that could be featured on an upcoming episode. In this episode you'll hear: How a lack mentality can be changed with a simply shift in perspective, and the way I harness the power of perspective What happened when I started to dream BIG about my online business My definition of resistance, and how it attributes to having a lack mentality The way my goal setting strategy helps you overcome the feeling of lack And much more!  For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/blog/580 

The Mind Your Business Podcast
Episode 581: Day 4: You Can Create More Freedom in Your Life and Business When You Stop Operating from This One Limiting Belief

The Mind Your Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 27:45


You may remember that the last two years we released a special series on the podcast called the “12 Days of Abundance”, and the feedback was so incredible that we just knew we had to bring it back again this year! Not only is it a festive time right now, but it's a time of reflection, as well as a time to look ahead at how we can make the next 12 months abundant for us. What I share in the next 12 days is so important, because as a business owner, if you don't have an abundant mindset it's going to be really hard to attract more of what you want! As you listen to these 12 episodes, you'll have the opportunity to take notes, to follow through on the exercises and to listen to any trainings you might have missed! Go to https://jameswedmore.com/12days to receive access to the free training videos and to download your free 12 Days of Abundance workbook to get the most of these trainings – and easily apply them to your life and business! During the 12 days you may have heard me mention Mind Your Money, my 31-day guide designed to help you create a brand new relationship with money. Up until now it was only available as a secret bonus for Business By Design members, but guess what? For the next few days only, you can purchase Mind Your Money for only $297 (a $200 discount). To sign up now, all you have to do is go to mindyourmoney.com! If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me, @jameswedmore. How would you like to discover how to attract your first 100 leads that actually want to buy your stuff? Grab our free 14-part video course here - http://jameswedmore.com/100. Haven't left a review yet? All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/itunes, and thanks for your support of this show! I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for a #Q&AEdition of The Mind Your Business Podcast. All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/QA and record a question (under 4 minutes or less) that could be featured on an upcoming episode. In this episode you'll hear: What nature can teach us about abundance and a challenge that I have for your around this My definition of fear and the shift I made around it that changed everything for me One thing that will keep you in a perpetual state of fear A powerful story from my business that demonstrates a fear I had to overcome What can happen for you when you stop operating from fear, and transcend it And much more!  For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/blog/581

The Mind Your Business Podcast
Episode 582: Day 5: The 4 Beliefs That Are Holding You Back from Owning Your Time and How to Reinvent Them

The Mind Your Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 30:47


You may remember that the last two years we released a special series on the podcast called the “12 Days of Abundance”, and the feedback was so incredible that we just knew we had to bring it back again this year! Not only is it a festive time right now, but it's a time of reflection, as well as a time to look ahead at how we can make the next 12 months abundant for us. What I share in the next 12 days is so important, because as a business owner, if you don't have an abundant mindset it's going to be really hard to attract more of what you want! As you listen to these 12 episodes, you'll have the opportunity to take notes, to follow through on the exercises and to listen to any trainings you might have missed! Go to https://jameswedmore.com/12days to receive access to the free training videos and to download your free 12 Days of Abundance workbook to get the most of these trainings – and easily apply them to your life and business! During the 12 days you may have heard me mention Mind Your Money, my 31-day guide designed to help you create a brand new relationship with money. Up until now it was only available as a secret bonus for Business By Design members, but guess what? For the next few days only, you can purchase Mind Your Money for only $297 (a $200 discount). To sign up now, all you have to do is go to mindyourmoney.com! If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me, @jameswedmore. How would you like to discover how to attract your first 100 leads that actually want to buy your stuff? Grab our free 14-part video course here - http://jameswedmore.com/100. Haven't left a review yet? All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/itunes, and thanks for your support of this show! I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for a #Q&AEdition of The Mind Your Business Podcast. All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/QA and record a question (under 4 minutes or less) that could be featured on an upcoming episode. In this episode you'll hear: Why your relationship with time is so important How I learned that I could bend time, and some examples from my own life of this in action The way you can begin using time as a tool that can benefit you A reframe to make which will help you see the infinite possibilities that exist for you The main affirmation I use around time, and steps to take to start telling yourself a new story around time And much more!  For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/blog/582 

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Episode 588: Day 11: The Abundance Hacks That Successful Entrepreneurs Are Using Right Now to Increase the Possibilities for Their Businesses

The Mind Your Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 26:41


You may remember that the last two years we released a special series on the podcast called the “12 Days of Abundance”, and the feedback was so incredible that we just knew we had to bring it back again this year! Not only is it a festive time right now, but it's a time of reflection, as well as a time to look ahead at how we can make the next 12 months abundant for us. What I share in the next 12 days is so important, because as a business owner, if you don't have an abundant mindset it's going to be really hard to attract more of what you want! As you listen to these 12 episodes, you'll have the opportunity to take notes, to follow through on the exercises and to listen to any trainings you might have missed! Go to https://jameswedmore.com/12days to receive access to the free training videos and to download your free 12 Days of Abundance workbook to get the most of these trainings – and easily apply them to your life and business! During the 12 days you may have heard me mention Mind Your Money, my 31-day guide designed to help you create a brand new relationship with money. Up until now it was only available as a secret bonus for Business By Design members, but guess what? For the next few days only, you can purchase Mind Your Money for only $297 (a $200 discount). To sign up now, all you have to do is go to mindyourmoney.com! If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me, @jameswedmore. How would you like to discover how to attract your first 100 leads that actually want to buy your stuff? Grab our free 14-part video course here - http://jameswedmore.com/100. Haven't left a review yet? All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/itunes, and thanks for your support of this show! I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for a #Q&AEdition of The Mind Your Business Podcast. All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/QA and record a question (under 4 minutes or less) that could be featured on an upcoming episode. In this episode you'll hear: How having an “A or B” mindset limits your possibilities What will happen when you start operating from true abundance A time when I found myself in and “A or B” mindset – and how I got out of it The biggest fear I had when expanding my business One of my best abundance hacks, and so much more! For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/blog/588 

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Episode 584: Day 7: The Fundamentals to Receiving, Giving, and Living in Abundance 24/7

The Mind Your Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 14:11


You may remember that the last two years we released a special series on the podcast called the “12 Days of Abundance”, and the feedback was so incredible that we just knew we had to bring it back again this year! Not only is it a festive time right now, but it's a time of reflection, as well as a time to look ahead at how we can make the next 12 months abundant for us. What I share in the next 12 days is so important, because as a business owner, if you don't have an abundant mindset it's going to be really hard to attract more of what you want! As you listen to these 12 episodes, you'll have the opportunity to take notes, to follow through on the exercises and to listen to any trainings you might have missed! Go to https://jameswedmore.com/12days to receive access to the free training videos and to download your free 12 Days of Abundance workbook to get the most of these trainings – and easily apply them to your life and business! During the 12 days you may have heard me mention Mind Your Money, my 31-day guide designed to help you create a brand new relationship with money. Up until now it was only available as a secret bonus for Business By Design members, but guess what? For the next few days only, you can purchase Mind Your Money for only $297 (a $200 discount). To sign up now, all you have to do is go to mindyourmoney.com! If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me, @jameswedmore. How would you like to discover how to attract your first 100 leads that actually want to buy your stuff? Grab our free 14-part video course here - http://jameswedmore.com/100. Haven't left a review yet? All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/itunes, and thanks for your support of this show! I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for a #Q&AEdition of The Mind Your Business Podcast. All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/QA and record a question (under 4 minutes or less) that could be featured on an upcoming episode. In this episode you'll hear: The reasons that I feel so strongly that the “receiving is in the giving” Why it's really not about the amount that you give An ancient law that proves the concepts that I talk about And much more! For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/blog/584 

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Episode 585: Day 8: Setting Your Prices in a Way That Sells More of Your Programs and Products

The Mind Your Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 22:53


You may remember that the last two years we released a special series on the podcast called the “12 Days of Abundance”, and the feedback was so incredible that we just knew we had to bring it back again this year! Not only is it a festive time right now, but it's a time of reflection, as well as a time to look ahead at how we can make the next 12 months abundant for us. What I share in the next 12 days is so important, because as a business owner, if you don't have an abundant mindset it's going to be really hard to attract more of what you want! As you listen to these 12 episodes, you'll have the opportunity to take notes, to follow through on the exercises and to listen to any trainings you might have missed! Go to https://jameswedmore.com/12days to receive access to the free training videos and to download your free 12 Days of Abundance workbook to get the most of these trainings – and easily apply them to your life and business! During the 12 days you may have heard me mention Mind Your Money, my 31-day guide designed to help you create a brand new relationship with money. Up until now it was only available as a secret bonus for Business By Design members, but guess what? For the next few days only, you can purchase Mind Your Money for only $297 (a $200 discount). To sign up now, all you have to do is go to mindyourmoney.com! If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me, @jameswedmore. How would you like to discover how to attract your first 100 leads that actually want to buy your stuff? Grab our free 14-part video course here - http://jameswedmore.com/100. Haven't left a review yet? All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/itunes, and thanks for your support of this show! I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for a #Q&AEdition of The Mind Your Business Podcast. All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/QA and record a question (under 4 minutes or less) that could be featured on an upcoming episode. In this episode you'll hear: Why I believe so strongly that “price is marketing” What you should be asking yourself when setting your prices The specific process that I use to price my products and services What to do right now if you think that you are undercharging And much more! For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/blog/585 

The Mind Your Business Podcast
Episode 586: Day 9: Your Competition Can Actually Make You Money When You Operate From the 7-Figure Entrepreneur's Mindset

The Mind Your Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 19:38


You may remember that the last two years we released a special series on the podcast called the “12 Days of Abundance”, and the feedback was so incredible that we just knew we had to bring it back again this year! Not only is it a festive time right now, but it's a time of reflection, as well as a time to look ahead at how we can make the next 12 months abundant for us. What I share in the next 12 days is so important, because as a business owner, if you don't have an abundant mindset it's going to be really hard to attract more of what you want! As you listen to these 12 episodes, you'll have the opportunity to take notes, to follow through on the exercises and to listen to any trainings you might have missed! Go to https://jameswedmore.com/12days to receive access to the free training videos and to download your free 12 Days of Abundance workbook to get the most of these trainings – and easily apply them to your life and business! During the 12 days you may have heard me mention Mind Your Money, my 31-day guide designed to help you create a brand new relationship with money. Up until now it was only available as a secret bonus for Business By Design members, but guess what? For the next few days only, you can purchase Mind Your Money for only $297 (a $200 discount). To sign up now, all you have to do is go to mindyourmoney.com! If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me, @jameswedmore. How would you like to discover how to attract your first 100 leads that actually want to buy your stuff? Grab our free 14-part video course here - http://jameswedmore.com/100. Haven't left a review yet? All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/itunes, and thanks for your support of this show! I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for a #Q&AEdition of The Mind Your Business Podcast. All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/QA and record a question (under 4 minutes or less) that could be featured on an upcoming episode. In this episode you'll hear: Why you won't be able to operate in abundance if you feel threatened by “competitors“ One question to ask yourself about competition that will help completely change your mindset A story of how I chose collaboration over competition And so much more! For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/blog/586 

The Mind Your Business Podcast
Episode 587: Day 10: The 5 Essential Principles That Are Massive Money-Makers for Your Business

The Mind Your Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 22:19


You may remember that the last two years we released a special series on the podcast called the “12 Days of Abundance”, and the feedback was so incredible that we just knew we had to bring it back again this year! Not only is it a festive time right now, but it's a time of reflection, as well as a time to look ahead at how we can make the next 12 months abundant for us. What I share in the next 12 days is so important, because as a business owner, if you don't have an abundant mindset it's going to be really hard to attract more of what you want! As you listen to these 12 episodes, you'll have the opportunity to take notes, to follow through on the exercises and to listen to any trainings you might have missed! Go to https://jameswedmore.com/12days to receive access to the free training videos and to download your free 12 Days of Abundance workbook to get the most of these trainings – and easily apply them to your life and business! During the 12 days you may have heard me mention Mind Your Money, my 31-day guide designed to help you create a brand new relationship with money. Up until now it was only available as a secret bonus for Business By Design members, but guess what? For the next few days only, you can purchase Mind Your Money for only $297 (a $200 discount). To sign up now, all you have to do is go to mindyourmoney.com! If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me, @jameswedmore. How would you like to discover how to attract your first 100 leads that actually want to buy your stuff? Grab our free 14-part video course here - http://jameswedmore.com/100. Haven't left a review yet? All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/itunes, and thanks for your support of this show! I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for a #Q&AEdition of The Mind Your Business Podcast. All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/QA and record a question (under 4 minutes or less) that could be featured on an upcoming episode. In this episode you'll hear: What saying “I'm stuck” really means, and what I recommend substituting this phrase with 3 BIG truths about abundance A big reason you might not be getting to the level of business that you want to And much more! For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/blog/587 

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Episode 589: Day 12: Manifesting More Wealth, Simple Money Practices, and Living a Rich Life

The Mind Your Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 20:46


You may remember that the last two years we released a special series on the podcast called the “12 Days of Abundance”, and the feedback was so incredible that we just knew we had to bring it back again this year! Not only is it a festive time right now, but it's a time of reflection, as well as a time to look ahead at how we can make the next 12 months abundant for us. What I share in the next 12 days is so important, because as a business owner, if you don't have an abundant mindset it's going to be really hard to attract more of what you want! As you listen to these 12 episodes, you'll have the opportunity to take notes, to follow through on the exercises and to listen to any trainings you might have missed! Go to https://jameswedmore.com/12days to receive access to the free training videos and to download your free 12 Days of Abundance workbook to get the most of these trainings – and easily apply them to your life and business! During the 12 days you may have heard me mention Mind Your Money, my 31-day guide designed to help you create a brand new relationship with money. Up until now it was only available as a secret bonus for Business By Design members, but guess what? For the next few days only, you can purchase Mind Your Money for only $297 (a $200 discount). To sign up now, all you have to do is go to mindyourmoney.com! If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me, @jameswedmore. How would you like to discover how to attract your first 100 leads that actually want to buy your stuff? Grab our free 14-part video course here - http://jameswedmore.com/100. Haven't left a review yet? All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/itunes, and thanks for your support of this show! I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for a #Q&AEdition of The Mind Your Business Podcast. All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/QA and record a question (under 4 minutes or less) that could be featured on an upcoming episode. In this episode you'll hear: Where most people think money comes from (and why this is wrong) The one book that changed everything about the way that I think of abundance What happens to abundance when you act from a place of fear The simple principle of abundance that I live by (and works!) and much more! For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/blog/589