Join Premium! Ready for an ad-free meditation experience? Join Premium now and get every episode from ALL of our podcasts completely ad-free now! Just a few clicks makes it easy for you to listen on your favorite podcast player. Become a PREMIUM member today by going to --> https://WomensMeditationNetwork.com/premium So let's begin by closing your eyes and relaxing your body, Settling yourself into a comfortable position where you feel relaxed and alert. Find your breath. Let it bring you inward with its inhale, And its exhale. Inhale. Exhale. Let yourself be soothed by the rhythm of your body, Expanding with your breath in, And contracting with your breath out. Expanding. Contracting. Expanding. Contracting. Settle yourself into your body's rhythm, Let it calm you. Let it slow you down. Let it bring you here. To this breath. To this moment. PAUSE… You may have heard it lately. The noise in your head. I should be doing more, it says. I'm not doing enough. You might be able to wave it away initially. But the noise persists. I should be doing this, I should be doing that. This noise can leave you feeling guilty, anxious or deeply judgemental about yourself. The noise gets louder when we compare ourselves to others. Or when we expect perfection from ourselves. PAUSE... But if you listen carefully, You'll hear something beyond all the noise. It comes upon you in the most subtle ways. In the shower. Just before you fall asleep. In the loving words from a friend. It's your inner voice. Your true voice. The true YOU. And your inner voice knows the truth. So take a deep breath in and let her words rejuvenate you. You are doing a great job, Beautiful. You don't need to do anything more. You don't need to be anything more. You are enough. You're doing your best. And when there is an opening for more, I will guide you there with tenderness, excitement and energy...not with the stress and guilt of a hailstorm of shoulds. You are incredible. And you're doing a great job right now. PAUSE… Bring your attention to your breath and with every breath in, imagine yourself breathing in grace, love and acceptance. And with every breath out, imagine yourself letting go of the shame, guilt or perfection you may have been holding onto. Breathe in love, Breathe out guilt. Breathe in grace, Breathe out perfection. Breathe in acceptance, Breathe out shame. PAUSE... You are exactly where you need to be right now. You are doing exactly what you need to be doing. You are doing your best. Trust your voice. Namaste, Beautiful. Thanks to our amazing Sponsor! sleepnumber.com
Holmberg's Morning Sickness - Friday May 19, 2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's Settle the Score time and your host Matt Knost along with musical director Andy Merryweather and we're happy to have back returning guests Peggy Gubbins and Jeffrey Kan in a battle till the end between two incredible people. We hope you enjoy! Our thanks go out to our patron Houston Bodily for curating today's show. He put together a real gem and this was a perk we offered to him for having won our first ever Score-nament of Champions; a show we offer to our patrons and you can join in at the link directly below this. Our patreon is now LIVE!!! Head over to https://www.patreon.com/settlethescoreshow and join one of our 5 tiers! We're offering all kinds of perks, backstage access, exclusive shows, and more. We can't wait to have you be apart of the show and our new community. So please head to https://www.patreon.com/settlethescoreshow to support the show today! There's a general text thread on our Discord server for everyone. Join the discussion at https://discord.gg/GqcDngEjAB Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and leave a REVIEW/RATING on Apple and Spotify If you'd like to take part in our next fan show you can enter in one of two ways. You can like and retweet the tweet Matt puts out each week promoting that week's show. Or you can leave a comment at https://www.youtube.com/mattknost. For every retweet and comment you leave it just adds your name into the pool that many more times. You can increase your odds by leaving more comments and retweets so fire away! Follow on twitter Matt: https://www.twitter.com/mattknost Andy: https://www.twitter.com/STS_Andym Peggy: https://www.twitter.com/PeggyBball Jeffrey: https://www.twitter.com/TheKingKan Houston: https://www.twitter.com/houston_bodily
It's Settle the Score time with your host Matt Knost and musical director Andy Merryweather and welcome to our third official Patron Score-nament with 4 amazing guests in Core Art Alex, Drew Gorczycki, Juan Reyes, and Matt Scanlon! This show was an incredible amount of fun to record so we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. They're all fantastic people and incredible players. Now let's get to today's show! Our patreon is now LIVE!!! Head over to https://www.patreon.com/settlethescoreshow and join one of our 5 tiers! We're offering all kinds of perks, backstage access, exclusive shows, and more. We can't wait to have you be apart of the show and our new community. So please head to https://www.patreon.com/settlethescoreshow to support the show today! There's a general text thread on our Discord server for everyone. Join the discussion at https://discord.gg/GqcDngEjAB Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and leave a RATING/REVIEW on Apple and Spotify If you'd like to take part in our next fan show you can enter in one of two ways. You can like and retweet the tweet Matt puts out each week promoting that week's show. Or you can leave a comment at https://www.youtube.com/mattknost. For every retweet and comment you leave it just adds your name into the pool that many more times. You can increase your odds by leaving more comments and retweets so fire away! Melissa's YouTube Channels: Picture This! - https://www.youtube.com/@picturethis478 The Video Store - https://www.youtube.com/@The-Video-Store Check out Alex's portforlio: https://www.behance.net/alejandroguerra13 Follow on twitter Matt: https://www.twitter.com/mattknost Andy: https://www.twitter.com/STS_AndyM Alex: https://www.twitter.com/CoreArtAlex Juan: https://www.twitter.com/jgoldeneyes
Whiskey Ginger w/ Andrew Santino
Andrew sits down with the hilarious comedian, SNL alum, and one of the world's best impersonators Jay Pharoah! They sip some of the sauce and have a great ADHD fueled silly a$$ time! Settle in and enjoy! #jaypharoah #whiskeyginger #podcast =========================================================== SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS BETTER HELP Get the help you need from a licensed professional 10% off your first month https://betterhelp.com/whiskey BESPOKE POST PROMO CODE: Whiskey for 20% off your first box https://boxofawesome.com ======================== Follow Andrew Santino: https://www.instagram.com/cheetosantino/ https://twitter.com/CheetoSantino Follow Whiskey Ginger: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeyging... https://twitter.com/whiskeyginger_ Produced and edited by Joe Faria IG: @itsjoefaria Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's a wonderful show today on Settle the Score as your host Matt Knost and musical director Andy Merryweather are pleased as punch to have on the co-hosts of It's a Wonderful Podcast Jeannine Brice and Morgan Robinson in a show with movies from the 1920's through the 1970's. It's a wide expanse of movies and decades of film, how will these two fare head to head? Lets find out Our patreon is now LIVE!!! Head over to https://www.patreon.com/settlethescoreshow and join one of our 5 tiers! We're offering all kinds of perks, backstage access, exclusive shows, and more. We can't wait to have you be apart of the show and our new community. So please head to https://www.patreon.com/settlethescoreshow to support the show today! There's a general text thread on our Discord server for everyone. Join the discussion at https://discord.gg/GqcDngEjAB Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and leave a REVIEW/RATING on Apple and Spotify If you'd like to take part in our next fan show you can enter in one of two ways. You can like and retweet the tweet Matt puts out each week promoting that week's show. Or you can leave a comment at https://www.youtube.com/mattknost. For every retweet and comment you leave it just adds your name into the pool that many more times. You can increase your odds by leaving more comments and retweets so fire away! Check out their channel on YouTube It's a Wonderful Podcast https://www.youtube.com/@ItsAWonderfulPodcast Follow on twitter Matt: https://www.twitter.com/mattknost Andy: https://www.twitter.com/STS_Andym Jeannine: https://www.twitter.com/Jeanninedabean_ Morgan: https://www.twitter.com/Th3PurpleDon
The crew is dropping heat with another action packed week of news. Guest host extraordinaire Jen Donahoe returns to the podcast to educate us on how to be a better ally in the wake of the Activision and Riot gender discrimination settlements. Phil breaks down the incredible admission of defeat on the part of Xbox's Phil Spencer as he, in Kress's words, says the quite part out loud. Laura defends the honor and integrity of free-to-play games and Ethan explains how Apple Arcade and Netflix aren't competing against each other, but against the hundreds of free, ad supported games launched on mobile every day. As every Twiggy knows, it's tough to beat with free! Plus we cover the Call of Duty: Warzone delay, the big DOtA 2 update, Nintendo Live 2023 and the absolute dominance of Hogwarts' Legacy. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/deconstructoroffun/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/deconstructoroffun/support
In the third week of April, thousands of healthcare tech professionals descended upon Chicago to attend the 2023 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition. In attendance were the biggest tech names, the most dedicated consultants, and even puppies! Not everyone can pull themselves away from the demands of work in healthcare for a whole week, so in this episode hosted by Rebekah Duke, we will provide the highlights of the HIMSS23. If you're as enthusiastic about healthcare IT as we are and want to know what this year's conference centered on, you won't want to miss this episode! We sent three of our very own pros to the conference: Angie Howard, vice president of practice solutions, Michael Justice, executive consultant, and James Worsham, director of sales. We were so eager for their updates and are excited to share them with our audience. In this discussion we cover: What was the scene overall? What does the conference tell us about the current state of the healthcare market? What factors do we, as healthcare consultants, use to determine the value of technology tools for our clients? What trends have been confirmed by the conference and what do we recommend medical practices do to respond to these notable shifts in the industry? What can be said about fatigue-reducing automations such as ChatGPT and RPA? How can technology solutions help mid-market healthcare organizations cope with the competition? How can technology solutions help medical practices improve the patient experience in response to the rise of healthcare consumerism where convenience is king? And finally, did someone say puppies?Settle in and learn all about it! If you have any questions about anything in our content, send a message to email@example.com.Thank you for listening to the Medical Advantage Podcast, where each we take time each episode to discuss the ideas and technologies changing healthcare, and the best practices your organization can take to stay productive and profitable. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to ensure you never miss an episode.
Today we're continuing our Mail Bag segment with some more “real life” scenarios to talk through. We're going to talk about what to do if a new employer failed to secure tail insurance for you, coverage options for a healthcare franchise business, and what happens if a doctor doesn't cooperate in a malpractice claim?❗️❗️❗️FREE DOWNLOAD❗️❗️❗️The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Claims-Made and Occurrence Coverage0:55 What to do if a new employer fails to secure your tail insurance4:20 Coverage options for healthcare franchise businesses7:30 What happens if a doctor doesn't cooperate during a claim?
Private secret shopping. Allowed to have a secret in the store. Keeping a secret that no one should know about. Somebody has a secret. Handling secrets. Secret process. Pay for my tab at the store. Settle up my store tab. Bill from the store. Wave the bill with the wave number. Browsing in the store results in a bill. Stop acting stupid about this bill. We do not want any girl scout cookies. Parking directly in the grass. Incline at the store. Hide your hair. Casual encounters at the store. Where the high people go. Secret cheese. Larry Flaps. Hot girls. Keeping track of people coming through the store. Employee can-openers. Pooping before shopping. Washing the animal in the toilet. In the ceiling. Insist on paying for parking. Checkpoints on the harmonica rounds. Wasted Links: wastedshow.com wastedmemory.com rogueserver.com/wastedmemory rss www.wastedmemory.com/feed/podcast/wastedshow Dragonmere Links: corndown.com youtube.com/dragonmere rogueserver.com/dragonmere Other Links: rogueserver.com worldofprankcalls.com/liveshows worldofprankcalls.com phonelosers.org prankcast.com
A.M. Edition for May 9. Goldman Sachs settles a class-action lawsuit covering 2,800 female employees who alleged the bank systematically discriminated against women. Plus, President Biden prepares to host congressional leaders for high-stakes debt ceiling talks. And WSJ science reporter Eric Niiler explains what record spring temperatures in parts of the U.S. and a variety of countries could tell us about the summer to come. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Energetic Principles - Weekly Astrology & Tarot Podcast
Welcome to this edition of the EP podcast on “Jupiter in Taurus” - where Wade Caves joins me to dive into the big event of the great benefic moving into the bull's fixed earth! First, we muse on what Jupiter represents on a personal and mundane sphere and how a passage through the slow but steady territory of Taurus will color the larger-than-life nature of this planet. Next, we take a trip back in time to reminisce on past chapters of Jupiter in Taurus, eventually landing in 1857-58 when Jupiter last shared the sign with Uranus. Lastly, we wrap up the segment by dissecting a handful of notable transits that will take place during this year-long transit and what we could expect to see under their influence. Settle in… Jupiter in Taurus is taking us somewhere with the reminder that patience is a virtue! To follow along as we step through the charts, you can tune into the video version of this episode on YouTube! https://youtu.be/gM0F35NGedA Mel & Energetic Principles: https://www.energeticprinciples.com/ IG @energeticprinciples Click to register for the “Overlaying Tarot In The Natal Chart” Webinar: https://www.energeticprinciples.com/webinars All registered participants will have access to a replay for 30 days following the live teaching! To sign up for my “The Heavenly Wind” monthly newsletters: http://eepurl.com/dytZHf Visit Wade Caves: https://wadecaves.com/ Twitter & IG @wadecaves
Pathfinder Church | May 7, 2023 | AJ MasticToo often, we teeter-totter between not wanting any more excitement in life—craving stability and certainty---and feeling trapped by life's monotony. Could the back and forth be a sign that we're on the wrong journey? Jesus says that his followers will be like the wind; people will be unable to tell where they come from or where they're going. How can we try to live by the Spirit when we're trying to build our lives like a fortress of certainty? Website | https://pathfinderstl.orgOnline Giving | https://pathfinderstl.org/givePodcasts | https://pathfinderstl.org/podcastsFacebook | https://facebook.com/pathfinderstlInstagram | https://instagram.com/pathfinderstlSt. John School | https://stjls.orgContact Us | firstname.lastname@example.org
I know I've told y'all before that to have a good death automatically means to have a good life. This is what I meant by that. The longer I live, the more that I believe this. Settle in on the porch and let's chat!Love y'all like chicken,Seba
We are back, guys!! We have missed you so much! As today is Coronation Day for King Charles III, we are bringing to you the ghosts of the British monarchy! We've got Queen Elizabeth I, Henry VII, Anne Boleyn, the 9 Days Queen and so many more. With all the strife and bloodshed, this group was bound to continue their reigns into the after life. We also have a few changes to the show to tell you about and, our first convention is just TWO weeks away! Settle in, dear friends, adjust that fascinator, grab a cup of tea, and let's get to it. Sources used for today's episode are: Grunge.com – article by Becky Robbins Mirror.co.uk – article by Rebecca Russell Miscelana.com – article by Ana Claudia Paixao Bustle.com – article by Lucia Peters Medium.com – blog by Esh Royalcentral.co.uk NYPost.com – article by Samantha Ibrahim
The Positively Pro Wrestling Podcast
On this weeks show we look back at three matches between Hulk Hogan and Roddy Piper! The War to Settle the Score Wrestlemania 1 Starrcade 1996
Well met friends! In this episode of the Get Piped Podcast, Adam sends out an emergency Cover My Ash, after facing some unfortunate technical difficulties following a post Chicago Pipe Show recording. This episode will serve as the precursor to next week's What's Up in Smoke.Here, Adam discusses all the awes and woes of his pipe selections at the show.Timestamps:Intro (0:00-0:06:00)Cover My Ash (0:06:00-0:54:00)Segments (0:54:00-1:26:00)Closings (1:26:00 - )__________Don't forget to subscribe/follow the GPP so you never miss an episode.We want to hear from you! If you have any further questions, comments, or recommendations, send them to email@example.com.__________Follow Get Piped on Instagram. Follow Producer Guy on Instagram.Check out the Get Piped YouTube for more content.Join the Get Piped community Discord here.Support the GPP by joining the Buy a Round ClubCheck out the Get Piped merch store.Subscribe to the Piping Hot Monthlynewsletter.Subscribe to the Briar Report and check out Adam's latest article.For artisan, hand-crafted goods with a touch of geekiness, check out MaheurinBespokeWorks.GPP is created by Adam Floyd (Get Piped)GPP is edited by Nick Masella (ProducerGuy).Music for this episode is from StreamBeats.Support the showSupport the show
I had a powerful thought while working out today I was listening to a david goggins video goggins is literally the toughest guy I've ever heard of …retired navy seal…only member of US Armed forces to complete …Seal Training…US Army Ranger School…Air Force Tactical Controller Training …ultra marathons….best selling author…on and on and on… I was listening to get a little more motivation and a kick in the butt… …been sleeping in a bit too much lately…benefits and downsides to being an entrepreneur :) I've learned over the years we all have cycles of motivation in our life…ups and downs times when you need motivation times when you need “something more” we cycle through life our liv with different moods, circumstances, careers… the key is to recognize exactly where you are right now and what you need... cause there is a distinct different in types of fuel from PD and fuel from Motivation so, where are you right now? what do you need to get you moving right now? let's discuss this and clarify a couple things when it comes to fuel… we ALL need different types of fuel at different stages of our life and biz… and there is a difference between motivation, drive and purpose…but, we need all 3 but its also IMPORTANT to know the difference and when you need each type… it's sorta like a rocket…3 stages of fuel to create lift off -explain...initial, boost, cruising… So lets start with Motivation... 1-Motivation- 1st type of fuel that usually will come from "Outside You" Goggins calls this the kindling…1 hour burn cause it doesnt last long but gets you started comes from outside you most of the time but all you need is a spark…music, video, coach, friend, external validation what motivates you the best? examples Now a word of CAUTION…stop trying change your entire life or business with motivation too many of us try to reinvent ourselves with constant motivation thats not the point of motivation…its to start the fire…its just to create a spark… Thats why you sometimes hear thought leaders say motivation is CRAP its not sustainable….its short term…BUT it does serve a purpose …the purpose is to get you unstuck…to get you moving…to break your patterns…got it? but remember, it wont last and it will go away and leave you feeling empty and tired thats why you need to use that motivation (that Kindling) to fuel a much bigger log… …a log that is sustainable…a fuel that creates long term results... …which brings us to the topic of developing Your DRIVE... 2-Drive- 2nd type of fuel that usually comes from "Inside You" Goggins calls this the big log…10,000 hour burn this is the log you cannot start with or you would choke out the fire... this is the fuel that takes your motivation and turns it into obsession this is where you need to go from outside to inside yourself to find your “Drive” you need the spark to light the BIG log, but then you need to nurture ur Drive… …nurture and big a strong Desire and Commitment to Drive your life & biz forward. this is what will help you create more consistent energy each day this is what will help you keep your MIND in check on a constant basis this is what will keep you moving forward when your motivation goes away to do this you need to create a vision bigger than your ability to feel comfortable this DRIVE and this OBSESSION needs to come from outside your comfort zone this is where your VISION and DREAMS come into play One of my mentors would say, When the Dream is Big Enough the Facts don't count. if you can visualize and manifest your life, this is where your DRIVE starts to take you places this is where your faith and endurance get tested, but where your biggest successes come ..this is where you start living the life you were truly meant to live... so, get super clear on what you want your life to be like… what do you want your life to be like? what do you want your relationships, finances, health, fitness, nutrition, lifestyle to be like? get specific…get detailed…get CLEAR stop waiting till you have a plan to develop the end goal stop waiting till you can see the end of your journey to decide what the end will look like and REMEMBER, you dont need to be totally clear on the path to start moving forward you just need to be decisive and say yes and figure it out…but develop your VISION then…. become obsessed with that life…with that goal…with that vision what does obsessed mean?…it means focus on it every day…prioritize it be consistent…be relentless…be DRIVEN….DEVELOP YOUR “DRIVE” ACT IN SPITE OF YOUR MOOD that 10,000 hour log will burn and burn…and consistency will ultimately make it a Habit and Habits take you much further than the motivation alone… Habits will take over when motivation fades away…you do this by... developing daily rituals that you Decide and Commit to doing and over time they will Drive you and you WILL become Driven now talking about Motivation & Drive would not be complete without a discussion about… PURPOSE…I've seen too many people get far in their life and business only to question life this leads us to the topic of Purpose... 3-Purpose- 3rd type of fuel that comes from focus on Others ya see, you must have a Purpose to serving others or you will not find true fulfillment Happiness, Fulfillment and true success will only come when you feel you are helping mankind …this is why when i talk about UT we say in the service of others With this type of fuel you will find the ability to create fulfillment which fuels your soul and ultimately will create true and lasting happiness levels with this type of fuel you will feed your motivation, your drive and best of all results in your life… i encourage you to define your talents and then find the best way to serve others with them… …put a different way, you can find the needs in the market place that need to be met and meet them Purpose will give you something to lose yourself in…its something you can truly devote your life to… …its something that other people will be inspired to to assist you with and devote their time and energy to …its something that you will lose track of time when you are doing it... so what does all this discussion about fuel and purpose mean to you… …only you can determine where you are in your life and what you need... ..ask yourself where you are in this stage of your life… do you need motivation? do you need more drive and obsession? do you need purpose? are you even thinking about these things or are you on Autopilot…if so, STOP… …get clear on what you need and what you are going to do TODAY to fuel yourself find a way to wrap Motivation, Drive, Purpose and Desire all together and keep them all in check …be aware…that is the real key …be relentless…be obsessed…be great Do Hard Stuff every single day… Challenge Yourself daily… Don't Give up… Don't Settle… In closing today…a good friend of mine Bill Danko (who wrote Millionaire Next door) would say… You know what's better than being a Millionaire…Being a Happy Millionaire… …and he went on to write a second book called “Richer than a Millionaire” which i highly recommend Stephen Covey would say...Begin with the end in Mind….I think is good advice... …start with Purpose and back it into Drive and then feed it with the spark of Motivation… I think i you will do this, you will find much more sustained progress toward your goals…. you will be like the rocket that pushes through the atmosphere with motivation… then pushing into the space of your dreams with drive and consistency… then you will accomplish Amazing things with Purpose and Passion. You are unbelievable…You are talented…You are Unique Its never too late to Start Living the Life You were Meant to Live…Start today. Thanks for listening George Wright III PS- Please share this message with anyone you know…it would mean a lot to me personally
Locked On Jazz - Daily Podcast On The Utah Jazz
Utah Jazz have a player option to sign Kelly Olynyk and after his career year for the Jazz last year he seems like an invaluable piece. David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insiders, breaks down Kelly's ball movement and adpatablitity that lead to his career year at 31. What is clear is he is vital for the Utah Jazz. What is not clear is what is the best way to sue him and what combinations should he play with. Locke delves into all of that. The NBA Draft boards have had wild fluxiuation is the opening months, but they are beginning to have the same names in the same spots. Looking at two NBA Draft experts Locke is beginning to see who the top 25 names will be in this draft. Locked On Jazz Podcast
We've got an amazing Settle the Score for you this week! Please join your host Matt Knost and musical director Andy Merryweather as they welcome back on to the show Paige Frabetti and first time player Nick Harley as they square off to determine who is the true champion of movie music trivia. Our patreon is now LIVE!!! Head over to https://www.patreon.com/settlethescoreshow and join one of our 5 tiers! We're offering all kinds of perks, backstage access, exclusive shows, and more. We can't wait to have you be apart of the show and our new community. So please head to https://www.patreon.com/settlethescoreshow to support the show today! There's a general text thread on our Discord server for everyone. Join the discussion at https://discord.gg/GqcDngEjAB Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and leave a RATING/REVIEW on Apple and Spotify! If you'd like to take part in our next fan show you can enter in one of two ways. You can like and retweet the tweet Matt puts out each week promoting that week's show. Or you can leave a comment at https://www.youtube.com/mattknost. For every retweet and comment you leave it just adds your name into the pool that many more times. You can increase your odds by leaving more comments and retweets so fire away! Follow on twitter Matt: https://www.twitter.com/mattknost Andy: https://www.twitter.com/STS_Andym Paige: https://www.twitter.com/frontpaigenews9 Nick: https://www.twitter.com/Mick_Marley
Adrian Johnston is the author of "Zizek's Ontology" and a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico. Chris Cutrone is the author of the upcoming Sublation Media book, "The Death of the Millennial Left," teaches Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In this video they debate the relative merits of the Slovenian Lacan Left and the Freudian Frankfurt School tradition.Preorder The Death of the Millennial Left by Chris Cutronehttps://www.sublationmedia.com/product-page/the-death-of-the-millennial-left-interventions-2006-2022Support Sublation Media on Patreonhttps://patreon.com/dietsoap
Episode Notes: Welcome back to Arcade Cozy! This week, Chris and Corey talk a bit more about Crusader Kings 3. This game is looooong, so expect a segment about it here through 2029. Then, Chris talks about Resident Evil 7. It's spooky, it's creepy, but he finished it, thank God. And then, he talks about Advance Wars 1+2 Reboot Camp. Oh, and Corey's also been playing stuff too. Settle in, grab a blanket, and cozy up by the fire; this one's gonna be good. Games discussed include Resident Evil 7, Crusader Kings 3, Advance Wars 1+2 Reboot Camp, Street Fighter 6, and more! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/arcadecozy/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/arcadecozy/support
It's Maternal Mental Health Day, so this one's for the Mums, Moms and Ma's. Settle into a comfy position, and take a few minutes for yourself. We KNOW you deserve it! LINKS Follow @thespace_podcast on Instagram Watch @thespace_podcast on TikTok Follow @novapodcastsofficial on Instagram CREDITS Host: Casey Donovan @caseydonovan88 Writer: Amy Molloy @amymolloy Executive Producer: Anna HenvestEditor: Adrian Walton Listen to more great podcasts at novapodcasts.com.au See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Come hang out with Bobby and our return guest, Max Lents, CEO and founder of Baltimore Spirits Company. We talk about their growth, new offerings, and what it takes to be a whiskey producer! Settle in, this is a great one!
Don't Settle For Distraction by Fr. Josh Waltz
When was the last time you took four minutes just to relax and breathe? Tonight, we're doing exactly that. Settle into a comfortable position and give yourself a hearty dose of compassion. LINKS Follow @thespace_podcast on Instagram Watch @thespace_podcast on TikTok Follow @novapodcastsofficial on Instagram CREDITS Host: Casey Donovan @caseydonovan88 Writer: Amy Molloy @amymolloy Executive Producer: Anna HenvestEditor: Adrian Walton Listen to more great podcasts at novapodcasts.com.au See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Macintosh & Maud Haven't Seen What?!
CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCATCHER CONTENT WARNING: Homophobia, sexual assault, sexual coercion, homophobia, child abuse, drug use, alcohol abuse, underage drinking, racism. It's a new season and a new series as we head to the 80's this time instead of the 90's and catch up on a number of movies we need to discuss. This week, we're talking about a truly groundbreaking, influential film. It's one thing to say that, it's another to watch spiritual (and literal) sequels or remakes get made of this story, over and over again. And yet this 1980 classic is rough, raw, but still very engaging, partially because of its novelty. No, it's not great, and its 2009 remake is maybe one of the worst movies we've watched for this show. Yet it's almost a requirement to see this movie about the pressure of young creatives searching for their golden ticket. Settle in and make sure your audition is ready as we talk about Fame this week on Macintosh & Maud Haven't Seen What?! You can email us with feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can connect with us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Also please subscribe, rate and review the show on your favorite podcatcher, and tell your friends. Intro and outro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive. Excerpt taken from “Fame” from the movie Fame. Written by Michael Gore with lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and performed by Irene Cara. Copyright 1980 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. Excerpt taken from “Fame” from the movie Fame. Written by Michael Gore with lyrics by Lesley Gore, and performed by Irene Cara. Copyright 1980 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. Excerpt taken from film Fame, copyright 1980 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Excerpt taken from “End Credits” from the soundtrack to the movie Mommie Dearest, written and composed by Henry Mancini. Copyright 1981 Paramount Pictures Corporation.
We are back with our FOP (friends of the podcast) Tim Grimes and Jason Wallace. If you thought we were funny when we got boozie, imagine what it will be like as we banter sober all night! Settle in for a (non) boozie night..... Drink 1: Essential - Water(4:30) Drink 2: Fiji - Water (4:45) Drink 3: Evian - Water (12:40) Drink 4: Liquid Death - Mountain Water (14:20) Drink 5: Liquid Death - Sparkling Water (15:30) Drink 6: Copenhagen - Sparkling Tea (19:50) Drink 7: Lagunitas - Hoppy Refresher - Original (26:15) Drink 8: Lagunitas - Hoppy Refresher - Berry Lemon (26:15) Drink 9: Lagunitas - Hoppy Refresher - Blood Orange (26:15) Drink 10: Guiness NA Draught (34:30) Drink 11: Summit - Nialas IPA (44:50)
In this episode, our guest is Jerry Fu, a pharmacist and leadership coach. Getting fired was the wakeup call he needed to realize the urgency of improving himself as a leader. Once he helped facilitate a national Leader Development Seminar with PLEI in 2012, he grew confident enough in his leadership abilities to become a Pharmacist in Charge. That decision saved his career. His leadership experience opened up work opportunities he wouldn't otherwise have been considered for. He has since founded Adapting Leaders, LLC to help others in the same way friends helped him, becoming certified through the International Coaching Federation. He now offers one-on-one coaching and group workshops, covering topics such as fighting apathy and leading without titles. He has coached leaders in Phi Lambda Sigma, Phi Delta Chi, and Boehringer-Ingelheim.Topics to discuss -- 1. Help pharmacists have better business sense. 2. Take a more proactive approach in designing the practice. 3. Become a stronger advocate for the profession. 4. Set future pharmacists up for success through setting up legislative groundwork. Potential calls to action: Sign up for a business workshop. Generate 3 ideas on how you can redesign your current work environment. Identify reasons you love the profession and how you can inspire others to love the profession, even if they don't pursue a career in it. Petition your senator to advocate for pharmacy rights. Guest - Jerry FuLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerry-e-fu-pharmd-acc-53710187/website: www.adaptingleaders.comHost - Hillary Blackburn, PharmD, MBAwww.hillaryblackburn.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/hillary-blackburn-67a92421/ @talktoyourpharmacist for Instagram and Facebook @HillBlackburn Twitter ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
AT and PCT thru hiker Jacob "Crush" Pepper drops into the studio for a wide ranging and hilarious discussion of . . . everything. Settle in, buckle up, and fasten your headlamp securely as Crush and Doc talk about: schooners, wussing out, finger feet, mountain misery, too much quilt, pop tart theories, existential thoughts, Turd Graders, SKTs, moonshine and mason jars, Tree Amigos, leveling up, lawn chair packs, Endless Zeroes, 56K modems, D&D, Tolkien and the most famous thru hike, Trench Pullers, rogue mice, Yacht Rock, postholing, charity hiking, and hotdogging. And a lot more. A lot. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/johnfreakinmuir/support
Settle in for a long, spicy review of the latest entry in the Evil Dead franchise!! You can find Rachel on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast, where they review horror films from the feminist perspective. For Stream Queens, we talk about horror movies you can stream on the internet. The More Deadly cast is dedicated to reviewing and signal-boosting horror movies directed by women-identified artists. The Cast of Ka tackles Stephen King's definitive work, The Dark Tower, one book at a time. And the newest pod on the block is The Untitled Nic Cage Show, which is all about celebrating the works of our very own national treasure, Nic Cage, starting from the very beginning. Also, check out Rachel's Star Wars content over at Outpost Unknown (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8oumJZs4V_bTeL5cm7MAFg)!
This argument between Cassie and her husband has reached a BOILING POINT! Settle this debate for her, what temp do you keep your house? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Join Premium! Ready for an ad-free meditation experience? Join Premium now and get every episode from ALL of our podcasts completely ad-free now! Just a few clicks makes it easy for you to listen on your favorite podcast player. Become a PREMIUM member today by going to --> https://WomensMeditationNetwork.com/premium Close your eyes and take a few moments to focus on your breath. Let it guide you inward, as you settle yourself into comfort. JOURNAL PROMPTS: What was the best thing that happened to you today?
Pathfinder Church | April 30, 2023 | Dion GarrettIt is no surprise that many people have become disillusioned by what Christianity has become. When Holy awe is lost, then the teachings from the manifest wisdom of God get reduced to clichés and pat answers to life's great questions—answers that don't really answer anything. How do we pursue greater understanding in life but also recognize when we're punching above our weight? Website | https://pathfinderstl.orgOnline Giving | https://pathfinderstl.org/givePodcasts | https://pathfinderstl.org/podcastsFacebook | https://facebook.com/pathfinderstlInstagram | https://instagram.com/pathfinderstlSt. John School | http://stjls.orgContact Us | email@example.comWebsite | https://pathfinderstl.orgOnline Giving | https://pathfinderstl.org/givePodcasts | https://pathfinderstl.org/podcastsFacebook | https://facebook.com/pathfinderstlInstagram | https://instagram.com/pathfinderstlSt. John School | https://stjls.orgContact Us | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kocktails With Kiya and Friends!
Referencing recent box office hit movie Creed 3, we discuss the brotherhood dynamic and challenges presented between Creed and Dame. Featuring two special male guest speakers, Chris Furbert and Premimathieu Sterlin providing phenomenal male perspectives about friendship, loyalty, and honor. This conversation is eye opening, relatable, and insightful! Sit back and take a sip with us as we navigate a very necessary topic about social and relationship disparity between these two black men. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kocktailswithkiya/support
Rising to power in Potiphar's household after he was sold into slavery by his brothers, Joseph may have wondered if this was the fulfillment of the dream God had given him. We can miss God's will by settling for less than what He has in mind for us. Speaker: Carl Kuhl
It became clear to me that no matter how healthy I ate, how much nutritional information I knew, or how much I worked out, these things weren't getting to the ROOT of why I was so out of control with food. Other areas of discussion:Refusing to settleHaving trouble finding a therapist that can relateFeeling compulsive in front of food Digesting emotions The power of nature and taking breaksI used to have this thing with granola. A seemingly healthy food...but when I would eat it I would go through an entire bag in a matter of seconds.It wasn't until my hand hit the bottom of the bag that I would “wake up” from my food trance wondering what alien creature had taken over my body and “who ate all my food?”No matter what I ate - healthy or unhealthy - I always felt crazy and compulsive around food. Food ran my life. It was a secret I kept for over 20 years of my life.I tried to talk to my friends about how my overeating was out of control. They simply said, “Oh Jessica, don't worry. Everyone does that!” Then we'd sign up for a spin class to work off what I overate the night before. It was a valiant effort to make me feel better. But it only made things worse.I tried to seek help in therapy. I spent over 932 hours in therapy and it never touched my relationship with food. Many of the therapists I saw just wanted to put me on some type of medication. Another quick fix.I was already using food to numb myself. I didn't want to be numb anymore. At that point, I had binged ate my way through nutrition school and had become burned out from teaching too many fitness classes on the side. Get ready for the spotlight story at the halfway point. We are going to check out an article on the topic of binge eating and how it relates to your mental health. Follow along here.Guest WebsiteGuest LinkedInWelcome to A Mental Health Break (Top 10% Global Podcast)- the podcast that normalizes the conversation around mental health. You are not alone. Which journey will resonate with you most? Catch up with weekly interviews aired since January 2020. To join the show, email PodcastsByLanci@Gmail.com.Lanci's BooksWebsiteYouTubeBrought to you by Tampa Counseling and Wellness- Dedicated to helping individuals looking to positively transform their lives through compassionate counseling and wellness coaching. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, call now for a free consultation. 1 813 520 2807
"I was raised to be a decent human being...like a non-a$$hole..." Settle down with some tea and join pastor, writer, and podcaster Aurelia Dávila Pratt and I as we discuss her book, A Brown Girl's Epiphany: Reclaim Your Intuition & Step Into Your Power. More particularly, we contemplate the intersections between race and "good" manners. When is being polite actually harmful? Resources: You can find Aurelia and her work on her website: https://www.revaureliajoy.com/Buy her book here! https://www.revaureliajoy.com/abrowngirlsepiphanyOr follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/revaureliajoy/Follow Called to be Bad for more ✨bad✨ content: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/calledtobebad_podcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calledtobebadWebsite: https://calledtobebad.buzzsprout.com/Sponsor of this episode: https://www.arthumorsoul.com/Want to become part of the ✨baddie✨ community? Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/calledtobebadHave a ✨bad✨ topic you want to talk about on the show? Get in touch with host, Mariah Martin at: email@example.com #ctbb #podcast #podcastersoffacebook #progressivechristianity #progressiveclergy #pastor #church #badisbeautiful #deconstruction #exvangelical #christian #christianpodcast #spirituality #feminism #christianfeministSupport the showFollow us for more ✨bad✨ content: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/calledtobebad_podcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calledtobebad Website: https://calledtobebad.buzzsprout.com/ Sponsor of this episode: https://www.arthumorsoul.com/ Want to become part of the ✨baddie✨ community? Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/calledtobebad Have a ✨bad✨ topic you want to talk about on the show? Get in touch with host, Mariah Martin at: firstname.lastname@example.org #ctbb #podcast #podcastersoffacebook ...
Chasing Elephants Audio Podcast
Biblical Truth: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” – Colossians 3:23 (NIV)“So, whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” – 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV)Leadership Truth:“The ultimate goal is not that we would do good things for others. It's not even to start churches or share our faith. The ultimate aim of our lives is to bring glory to God” (Life on Mission, p. 27) 5 Ways to Execute the Vision:1. TRUST GOD and the PROCESS a. God is the creator and articulate of the vision.2. Settle the level of your OWN CONVICTIONS first a. The Vision - If you don't support it, you won't be able to execute it!3. DISCUSS/DEBATE PRIVATELY, but HONOR and SUPPORT PUBLICALLY a. When honor is practice, it becomes a part of the culture.4. Assume the BEST even when you are tempted to think the WORSE a. We're all on the same team and we all want the same thing.5. Commit to being a KEEPER OF UNITY (It's BIBLICAL) a. “Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.” – Romans 12:16 Biblical Truth:“As a prisoner of the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:1-3 (NIV) The Role of the Leader: How to get others to connect to the vision? It's all about TRUST!1. Practical trust in GOD (He knows more that we do)2. Principal trust in AUTHORITY (It's how we maintain unity and eliminate division)3. Personal trust in the LEADER (God called the leader, so we trust God's discussion) Take-A-Way: What does this mean for you…the leader?1. Be a CRITICAL THINKER, not just a TASK-DRIVEN DOER (Move from listening & thinking to doing, creating, and innovating)2. Be PROACTIVE, not just REACTIVE (It's the difference between being an intentional leader vs a reactionary leader)3. Be CLEAR, not just CLEVER (Just because it sounds good to you, doesn't mean it make sense to others)
Earlier this week Cochise County supervisors approved settling a journalist's lawsuit against sheriff's office.Support the show: https://www.myheraldreview.com/site/forms/subscription_services/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
GotQuestions.org Audio Pages 2017-2019
Should Christians use mediation to settle disputes? What biblical principles should Christians followed when doing or seeking mediation?
We've got a couple of true contenders on Settle the Score so please join our host Matt Knost and musical director Andy Merryweather in welcoming back two stellar individuals Craig Gaynier and Paul "PLD" DiNuzzo on to this week's show! Our patreon is now LIVE!!! Head over to https://www.patreon.com/settlethescoreshow and join one of our 5 tiers! We're offering all kinds of perks, backstage access, exclusive shows, and more. We can't wait to have you be apart of the show and our new community. So please head to https://www.patreon.com/settlethescoreshow to support the show today! There's a general text thread on our Discord server for everyone. Join the discussion at https://discord.gg/GqcDngEjAB Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and leave a RATING/REVIEW on Apple and Spotify If you'd like to take part in our next fan show you can enter in one of two ways. You can like and retweet the tweet Matt puts out each week promoting that week's show. Or you can leave a comment at https://www.youtube.com/mattknost. For every retweet and comment you leave it just adds your name into the pool that many more times. You can increase your odds by leaving more comments and retweets so fire away! Follow on twitter Matt: https://www.twitter.com/mattknost Andy: https://www.twitter.com/STS_Andym Craig: https://www.twitter.com/BarbarianCraig Paul: https://www.twitter.com/Paul_DiNuzzo
Morning: 2 Samuel 17–18 2 Samuel 17–18 (Listen) Hushai Saves David 17 Moreover, Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue David tonight. 2 I will come upon him while he is weary and discouraged and throw him into a panic, and all the people who are with him will flee. I will strike down only the king, 3 and I will bring all the people back to you as a bride comes home to her husband. You seek the life of only one man,1 and all the people will be at peace.” 4 And the advice seemed right in the eyes of Absalom and all the elders of Israel. 5 Then Absalom said, “Call Hushai the Archite also, and let us hear what he has to say.” 6 And when Hushai came to Absalom, Absalom said to him, “Thus has Ahithophel spoken; shall we do as he says? If not, you speak.” 7 Then Hushai said to Absalom, “This time the counsel that Ahithophel has given is not good.” 8 Hushai said, “You know that your father and his men are mighty men, and that they are enraged,2 like a bear robbed of her cubs in the field. Besides, your father is expert in war; he will not spend the night with the people. 9 Behold, even now he has hidden himself in one of the pits or in some other place. And as soon as some of the people fall3 at the first attack, whoever hears it will say, ‘There has been a slaughter among the people who follow Absalom.' 10 Then even the valiant man, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will utterly melt with fear, for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man, and that those who are with him are valiant men. 11 But my counsel is that all Israel be gathered to you, from Dan to Beersheba, as the sand by the sea for multitude, and that you go to battle in person. 12 So we shall come upon him in some place where he is to be found, and we shall light upon him as the dew falls on the ground, and of him and all the men with him not one will be left. 13 If he withdraws into a city, then all Israel will bring ropes to that city, and we shall drag it into the valley, until not even a pebble is to be found there.” 14 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel.” For the LORD had ordained4 to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, so that the LORD might bring harm upon Absalom. 15 Then Hushai said to Zadok and Abiathar the priests, “Thus and so did Ahithophel counsel Absalom and the elders of Israel, and thus and so have I counseled. 16 Now therefore send quickly and tell David, ‘Do not stay tonight at the fords of the wilderness, but by all means pass over, lest the king and all the people who are with him be swallowed up.'” 17 Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz were waiting at En-rogel. A female servant was to go and tell them, and they were to go and tell King David, for they were not to be seen entering the city. 18 But a young man saw them and told Absalom. So both of them went away quickly and came to the house of a man at Bahurim, who had a well in his courtyard. And they went down into it. 19 And the woman took and spread a covering over the well's mouth and scattered grain on it, and nothing was known of it. 20 When Absalom's servants came to the woman at the house, they said, “Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?” And the woman said to them, “They have gone over the brook5 of water.” And when they had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem. 21 After they had gone, the men came up out of the well, and went and told King David. They said to David, “Arise, and go quickly over the water, for thus and so has Ahithophel counseled against you.” 22 Then David arose, and all the people who were with him, and they crossed the Jordan. By daybreak not one was left who had not crossed the Jordan. 23 When Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and went off home to his own city. He set his house in order and hanged himself, and he died and was buried in the tomb of his father. 24 Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom crossed the Jordan with all the men of Israel. 25 Now Absalom had set Amasa over the army instead of Joab. Amasa was the son of a man named Ithra the Ishmaelite,6 who had married Abigal the daughter of Nahash, sister of Zeruiah, Joab's mother. 26 And Israel and Absalom encamped in the land of Gilead. 27 When David came to Mahanaim, Shobi the son of Nahash from Rabbah of the Ammonites, and Machir the son of Ammiel from Lo-debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogelim, 28 brought beds, basins, and earthen vessels, wheat, barley, flour, parched grain, beans and lentils,7 29 honey and curds and sheep and cheese from the herd, for David and the people with him to eat, for they said, “The people are hungry and weary and thirsty in the wilderness.” Absalom Killed 18 Then David mustered the men who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. 2 And David sent out the army, one third under the command of Joab, one third under the command of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and one third under the command of Ittai the Gittite. And the king said to the men, “I myself will also go out with you.” 3 But the men said, “You shall not go out. For if we flee, they will not care about us. If half of us die, they will not care about us. But you are worth ten thousand of us. Therefore it is better that you send us help from the city.” 4 The king said to them, “Whatever seems best to you I will do.” So the king stood at the side of the gate, while all the army marched out by hundreds and by thousands. 5 And the king ordered Joab and Abishai and Ittai, “Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom.” And all the people heard when the king gave orders to all the commanders about Absalom. 6 So the army went out into the field against Israel, and the battle was fought in the forest of Ephraim. 7 And the men of Israel were defeated there by the servants of David, and the loss there was great on that day, twenty thousand men. 8 The battle spread over the face of all the country, and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword. 9 And Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak,8 and his head caught fast in the oak, and he was suspended between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him went on. 10 And a certain man saw it and told Joab, “Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak.” 11 Joab said to the man who told him, “What, you saw him! Why then did you not strike him there to the ground? I would have been glad to give you ten pieces of silver and a belt.” 12 But the man said to Joab, “Even if I felt in my hand the weight of a thousand pieces of silver, I would not reach out my hand against the king's son, for in our hearing the king commanded you and Abishai and Ittai, ‘For my sake protect the young man Absalom.' 13 On the other hand, if I had dealt treacherously against his life9 (and there is nothing hidden from the king), then you yourself would have stood aloof.” 14 Joab said, “I will not waste time like this with you.” And he took three javelins in his hand and thrust them into the heart of Absalom while he was still alive in the oak. 15 And ten young men, Joab's armor-bearers, surrounded Absalom and struck him and killed him. 16 Then Joab blew the trumpet, and the troops came back from pursuing Israel, for Joab restrained them. 17 And they took Absalom and threw him into a great pit in the forest and raised over him a very great heap of stones. And all Israel fled every one to his own home. 18 Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up for himself the pillar that is in the King's Valley, for he said, “I have no son to keep my name in remembrance.” He called the pillar after his own name, and it is called Absalom's monument10 to this day. David Hears of Absalom's Death 19 Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, “Let me run and carry news to the king that the LORD has delivered him from the hand of his enemies.” 20 And Joab said to him, “You are not to carry news today. You may carry news another day, but today you shall carry no news, because the king's son is dead.” 21 Then Joab said to the Cushite, “Go, tell the king what you have seen.” The Cushite bowed before Joab, and ran. 22 Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said again to Joab, “Come what may, let me also run after the Cushite.” And Joab said, “Why will you run, my son, seeing that you will have no reward for the news?” 23 “Come what may,” he said, “I will run.” So he said to him, “Run.” Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and outran the Cushite. 24 Now David was sitting between the two gates, and the watchman went up to the roof of the gate by the wall, and when he lifted up his eyes and looked, he saw a man running alone. 25 The watchman called out and told the king. And the king said, “If he is alone, there is news in his mouth.” And he drew nearer and nearer. 26 The watchman saw another man running. And the watchman called to the gate and said, “See, another man running alone!” The king said, “He also brings news.” 27 The watchman said, “I think the running of the first is like the running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok.” And the king said, “He is a good man and comes with good news.” 28 Then Ahimaaz cried out to the king, “All is well.” And he bowed before the king with his face to the earth and said, “Blessed be the LORD your God, who has delivered up the men who raised their hand against my lord the king.” 29 And the king said, “Is it well with the young man Absalom?” Ahimaaz answered, “When Joab sent the king's servant, your servant, I saw a great commotion, but I do not know what it was.” 30 And the king said, “Turn aside and stand here.” So he turned aside and stood still. David's Grief 31 And behold, the Cushite came, and the Cushite said, “Good news for my lord the king! For the LORD has delivered you this day from the hand of all who rose up against you.” 32 The king said to the Cushite, “Is it well with the young man Absalom?” And the Cushite answered, “May the enemies of my lord the king and all who rise up against you for evil be like that young man.” 33 11 And the king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And as he went, he said, “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!” Footnotes  17:3 Septuagint; Hebrew back to you. Like the return of the whole is the man whom you seek  17:8 Hebrew bitter of soul  17:9 Or And as he falls on them  17:14 Hebrew commanded  17:20 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain  17:25 Compare 1 Chronicles 2:17; Hebrew Israelite  17:28 Hebrew adds and parched grain  18:9 Or terebinth; also verses 10, 14  18:13 Or at the risk of my life  18:18 Or Absalom's hand  18:33 Ch 19:1 in Hebrew (ESV) Evening: Luke 21:1–19 Luke 21:1–19 (Listen) The Widow's Offering 21 Jesus1 looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, 2 and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.2 3 And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. 4 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple 5 And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, 6 “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” 7 And they asked him, “Teacher, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?” 8 And he said, “See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!' and, ‘The time is at hand!' Do not go after them. 9 And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once.” Jesus Foretells Wars and Persecution 10 Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. 12 But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name's sake. 13 This will be your opportunity to bear witness. 14 Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer, 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict. 16 You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers3 and relatives and friends, and some of you they will put to death. 17 You will be hated by all for my name's sake. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish. 19 By your endurance you will gain your lives. Footnotes  21:1 Greek He  21:2 Greek two lepta; a lepton was a Jewish bronze or copper coin worth about 1/128 of a denarius (which was a day's wage for a laborer)  21:16 Or parents and brothers and sisters (ESV)
Understand the Bible? Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D.
The truth of our transformation is covered up by the "get it here and now" doctrine. Anxieties, attacks, and enemies are not forever. We learn obedience from the things we suffer, but suffering is limited; God's glory is unlimited. We have four words of promise from the God of all grace: He will make you Perfect – repair, mend and restore you; Establish you – strengthen you through God's word; Strengthen you – enable you; Settle you – make you a foundation. VF-1826 1 Peter 5:10 Watch, Listen and Learn 24x7 at PastorMelissaScott.com Pastor Melissa Scott teaches from Faith Center in Glendale. Call 1-800-338-3030 24x7 to leave a message for Pastor Scott. You may make reservations to attend a live service, leave a prayer request or make a commitment. Pastor Scott appreciates messages and reads them often during live broadcasts. Follow @Pastor_Scott on Twitter and visit her official Facebook page @Pastor.M.Scott. Download Pastor Scott's "Understand the Bible" app for iPhone, iPad and iPod at the Apple App Store and for Android devices in the Google Store. Pastor Scott can also be seen 24x7 on Roku and Amazon Fire on the "Understand the Bible?" channel. ©2023 Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D All Rights Reserved
This Episode is Sponsored by: Dandy | The Fully Digital, US-based Dental LabFor a completely FREE 3Shape Trios 3 scanner & $250 in lab credit click here: https://www.meetdandy.com/affiliate/tdm !Guest: Mary PhamPractice Name: Lollipop DentalCheck out Mary's Media:Website: https://lollipopdental.com/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lollipop-pediatric-dentistryLollipop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lollipopdental/?hl=enSweet Smiles Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sweetsmilesortho/?hl=enWomen Dentist Entrepreneur (WDE) Facebook Page: https://m.facebook.com/groups/379332796353702/Email: email@example.comOther Mentions and Links:HootersKaplan Test PrepDAT - Dental Admission TestDentistry of USCDr. Gardner BealeUniversity of ChicagoLake Forest Lollipop DentalIn-N-Out BurgerBill GatesYelpDEO Mastermind GroupDenti-CalHost: Michael AriasWebsite: The Dental Marketer Join my newsletter: https://thedentalmarketer.lpages.co/newsletter/Join this podcast's Facebook Group: The Dental Marketer SocietyMy Key Takeaways:Your goals and vision may shift over time! Take this into account when making decisions.Your first 2 practices may get by without systematization, but this is essential when jumping to 3+ practices!You do not have to be a boutique fee for service practice to be profitable.When talking to patients, never come across as judgmental or condescending. Always talk to them like you would your bestie.If the teammate you let go is surprised, you may need to improve your performance checkup process.One person can manage five to seven people effectively. Much more than that and you need to hire!Please don't forget to share with us on Instagram when you are listening to the podcast AND if you are really wanting to show us love, then please leave a 5 star review on iTunes! [Click here to leave a review on iTunes]p.s. Some links are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that we have experience with these products/ company, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions we make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money unless you feel you need them or that they will help you with your goals.This Episode is Sponsored by: Dandy | The Fully Digital, US-based Dental LabFor a completely FREE 3Shape Trios 3 scanner & $250 in lab credit click here: https://www.meetdandy.com/affiliate/tdm !Thank you for supporting the podcast by checking out our sponsors!Episode Transcript (Auto-Generated - Please Excuse Errors)Michael: Mary, how's it going? Mary: Everything is going great, Michael. Thank you for having Michael: me. No, thank you for being on. If you don't mind me asking, I know you told me before we started recording, but where are you located? Mary: We are in Orange County, California.Our offices are in Orange County and Los Angeles County. Actually, we're we're expanding a little bit. Michael: Really? Why Los Angeles? Mary: It's still within driving distance to Orange County. So currently with our offices, we still like to be really present in them, at least visit them once a month or so, and mm-hmm.Now we just wanna drive, make it like a 30, 45 minute drive and, um, and we have patients that live in LA County that want us there. So we decided to serve our patients. Michael: What, how many practices do you Mary: could have? So we have seven currently. And, um, I think we're gonna just keep going. We're having fun doing it.So, Michael: uh, you make it sound like so, so funny, like, you know, let's just keep going and build. And so before we dive into that, tell us a little bit about your past, present. How'd you get to where you are today? Mary: Initially, I actually didn't think I was gonna be a dentist. Mm-hmm. I, I wanted to be an ob gyn.My parents were like the typical Asian tiger parents and wanted everyone to be a doctor. So I applied to med school. I was a med school reject, and um, I moved to Houston, Texas against my parents' wishes and became a Hooters girl. So I loved, so I worked there and then I met a dentist actually at the end of my shift.And she came in, she had some chicken wings and we were just chatting and she was like, you should really consider dental school. And then I was like, nah, I don't wanna be a dentist. I don't wanna be in people's mouth all day. But then she, she was like, all you have to do is take the d a t, see how you do and it'll just open more doors for you, so you should try it out.Mm-hmm. So I took the, I decided to focus, I took this KAPLAN course and I took the d a t and I did acceptable enough to get into U S C dental school, and I guess that paved the way for me and dentistry. And so, um, went to dental school not knowing much about dentistry at. And, um, I did pretty well in dental school, to where one of my mentors, Dr.Gardner Beal, um, he encouraged me to pursue pediatric dentistry because he saw during my pediatric rotation that he's like, oh, Mary, you're really, really good with kids. You should consider pe. And I was like, nah, I'm ready to start working. Make some money. So, you know, start my career. And he is like, well, let's just, you know, pr be a part of the pediatric selective and just, you know, you'll have fun.You, um, you really seem like you like it. And he encouraged me to apply to pediatrics. And then I got into pediatrics at the University of Illinois and Chicago and I finished my residency. me and my husband got married. He's an orthodontist and he decided to, Settle in Orange County, and that's how we ended up here.and of course, because he's an orthodontist, he's like, I want my pediatric dentist wife to refer me all the patients, so I never have to do any marketing ever again. So, within the year I just opened a startup. and it was just like, luck, you know, we, we thought we were gonna open in this city. It didn't work out.At the time, you're very discouraged because you're looking at all of these locations that you think you wanna work in. However, everything doesn't align the way that you, thought that it would. And so, um, we ended up finding our first location in placenta. The contractor was, you know, who we're still there today and he owns the building and he's like, you know what, Mary?Like this is the last suite in this building. I'll pay for everything. I'll pay for to build it out. I'll pay for whatever you need. So you just put the equipment in and it's yours. And so I. And I didn't have much of a startup cost there except for the equipment and a little bit of upgrades and it costs.But besides that, I was really fortunate in that I found them. And so, um, from there, we, I would say within the first three years we became busy, you know, um, our model is, Give everyone a reason to smile. And what we mean by that is everyone, no matter what type of insurance you have, no matter what your socioeconomic status is, we think that every child deserves quality, specialty, dental care, if the parents choose that, so, You know, we're not picky with being like a fee for service or a PPL only.We cater to everyone with the best technology and with specialty care. And so that has just been our business model. And when we realized that we're able to become profitable while seeing all different types of payers, It really became something that we loved. You know, like I didn't wanna just serve fee for service patients.You know, like, how could I develop this business model that can be profitable, but, and also doing what I love, so, That was really fulfilling. and then we started growing really fast to where we decided to open in different locations where our patients were asking us. So we just opened our Lake Forest location a couple of months ago, and I would say 80% of the patients that come through are, were our patients that visited another location.Moved to South Orange County to where they're like, oh my gosh, we're so glad you're here. And I'm like, you spoke, we listened. You said you guys need an open one in South Orange County. So here we are. so that's kind of where we are today. and it's still a really fun ride. You know, I think when people start to scale by the second or third location, they.Start to get stressed out. Like what worked at one location doesn't always work with two, and what works at two doesn't always work with three. But once you get to three or four and you've systemized a lot of things, it really helps with scaling. And so, um, and so yeah, it's a, it's a fun time for us and, and it also scaling allows your team to have growth opportunities.You know, like if you're in a single location, then you might just be a dental assistant, maybe like a lead. But then where is it? Where else can you go right from there if you stay there? So, My goal has changed from opening one practice to how many more lives can I change? Not only patients, but my team.How can I continue allowing them to grow as we grow because they have been with me for so long. Right? And you just wanna see people succeed. So it's fun. I love it. Michael: Nice. That's a a lot. Uh, you going? That was a little, it's fantastic. It's fantastic. Real quick, where in Houston were. Mary: I was, I lived in Pasadena, but the Hooters that I worked at was off the, off of Kirby.Michael: Okay. Okay. Nice. Yeah. Pasadena over there is different than Pasadena in here, right? Yes. It's very different. Yeah. That's nice. Okay, so then it's interesting you said no twice, right? You're like not a dental school and then NAD to pediatrics, but you went that way, right? Why? Why do you think that? Mary: I think part of it was one, it would make my parents proud that even though I wasn't a doctor, I was some sort of professional.so that was one. And then two, I think that I wanted to push myself into a better opportunity, right? Like I, I actually used to do nails. My parents owned several nail shops growing up, and one thing my mom always told me was, no matter what the skill. You can always learn more, and that'll just make you a better person, you know?Mm-hmm. So like I still have my manicuring license, even though I don't use it, I still renew it every year. Yeah. And it's like, it's fun, right? It's like you, it's a skill that you've acquired, that you've learned, and you're licensed to do it, and it's only good for you to learn to do a lot of different things.So, Dentistry. I don't practice behind the chair as much. Maybe once or twice a month when I'm filling in for my doctors who are on vacation. But, um, but I did it for 12 years, you know, and I really loved it. I feel like I became very good at not only clinical dentistry, but catering to patients needs. And now I have my second calling, which is developing people.Mm-hmm. And continuing to build my company. Uh, you know, affect as many lives as I can in a positive way. Yeah. Michael: No, that's, that's fantastic. Now, I know you kind of said like, now you accept anybody, right? Like, or not now, but like you've always accepted any kind of patient. Does that mean like Medi-Cal, any type of insurance?That doesn't matter. Mary: Exactly. So we are in network with almost every payer. The only ones that we are out of network with are the HMOs that require certain criteria that we think are unreasonable. Like for example, there's certain HMOs that say you have to try at the general dentist three times with failed appointments before we will pay for you to see a specialist, which I think is wrong because the general.Knows if the patient is able to tolerate treatment at a general dentist or if they need specialty care, why make them go three times before you'll refer them? Because by the time they get to us after the third time, they're so scared, you know? So those are the only insurance plans that we don't take are the ones that I just ag I don't agree with.They're pro protocol or their, their philosophy. Michael: Gotcha. Okay. And then you also mentioned that the, then the first three years, Of your startup, you became busy. Mm-hmm. So break it down to us. What were you doing? What didn't work? What worked? Mary: So initially I thought I wanted to be this boutique fee for service practice.Mm-hmm. I think that's the, picture that people paint, right? Mm-hmm. And so whenever I was a resident, we saw every payer type, mainly Medicaid. As a resident, and then when I went into private practice, I thought that I wanted to be this boutique p p O practice, but then I realized I wasn't fulfilled, I didn't see as many cavities or much extensive treatment.It was a slower pace. Um, which is okay, but I like being busy. You know, I worked at a nail shop for 15 years, right? So, I mean, you're seeing, you have a lot more interaction with people and so it, it, it's just a different type of practice. It's not right or wrong, but I think it's just like different dental practices in general, right?Some people like to sit and talk with their patients for a really long time, and some people thrive in a fast-paced environment where I like saying hi to five different people and. With kids in particular, they're very impatient. And when the kids are impatient, the parents are more impatient. Mm-hmm. So I like the fast paced type of environment.when I first started practicing, I worked out in Riverside County where it was like a hundred percent Medicaid. And so when I left that practice to open my own, a lot of the patients would come and see me at Lollipop, where our practice was in placenta and, um, At that time I didn't take Denal because I was like, well, you know, I don't know if I wanna open that door, but I'll still see them for free.So the social worker would bring them and I would still see them. And, um, I just wouldn't bill or wouldn't charge or anything like that. So then the social worker was like, Dr. Fam, like, we can help you. Why don't you just sign up so then you'll get paid for seeing. These patients that, that are driving an hour to two hours to come see you.And I'm like, all right, we can do that. So I called Medi-Cal and they said, you can, you can choose to see whichever patients you want, whether it's just kids under five special needs kids or whoever you can, you don't have to take every single person, right? You can just selectively decide like which patients you wanna see.And then I was like, yeah, I just wanna only see my patients. I don't wanna take any new patients, just the patients that I've followed for many. And so, um, so then we. Got slammed with patients cuz I couldn't say no to anyone. Mm-hmm. I mean, I had this, this thing where I'm only gonna see my patients and then hey, but I have a friend and then I, I'm telling everyone to come here and we love it here.And I was like, yes, yes. We'll see them, don't worry. Like, we'll take care of everybody. We can save the world. And so, um, so that's kind of how we got busy was because we were like, you know what, we're not gonna say no to any children that need specialty care. And we know we're the best, We're not gonna close our doors to anyone at all.You know, if we can help them, we will. Mm-hmm. And that's how we got from like, kind of like a boutique P p O type practice to where we are today. Michael: Gotcha. You're right, a hundred percent. So many times we're like, I wanna be a boutique then I only wanna have like work one to two clinical days. Right. Maybe good, good days.And then from that point on, have an associate be fee for service. Where does that come from? Why did you have that? Mary: You know, I can't, I can't put my finger on like one particular thing, but I just think people always Put Medicaid in like a negative connotation. Mm-hmm. Like, oh, it's like low reimbursement people cancel, the socioeconomic status and it's gonna run the fee for service patients out.You know? And then, so actually what I said was, you know what, like we're gonna be the in and out of pediatric dentistry no matter what your socioeconomic status is, whether. Bill Gates, if you like Inn out, you'll be there. Or whether you're a homeless person, you can still eat Inn Out or someone will buy you Inn out, right?And so, but there's no selectivity of who goes there. It's more of like, okay, if you like a good fresh burger, like it's affordable to everyone. So mm-hmm. That's, that's where I felt like, I don't know. I think just my heart is with children and I feel like I didn't go into pediatric dentistry to just. A fee for service type population.I went into pediatric dentistry to, to help the kids with the best level of care that need it the most. And if we could find a way to make it into a profitable business, then why? Why won't, why wouldn't you do that, right? Mm-hmm. Michael: Mary, when did that change then, for you, when you were like, okay, I, I did my startup, I wanted to be boutique, and then you.All right, now we're gonna be in and out. Like it felt like there was some part in your, in this moment, maybe it was before, I don't know. You honed in, you hyper-focused on exactly what you wanted to be do and things like that. when did that happen? The Mary: moment that I can think of is when I had a family actually that had like two or three adopted children that were under Medicaid, and then they had a couple biological children that were like ppo.And so, um, parents told me that they would always have to take the Dental Cal or the Medi-Cal kids somewhere else because there wasn't like a quality dental office that took everybody that was a specialist. And so at that time I was like, well, I don't want you to have to split up or like, feel like you're not getting that quality care.And, and that's the comments that we get is like, Oh, I've, I've never seen a Medicaid office look like this or provide this level of care. So I think there's a stigma with like Medicaid offices. Mm-hmm. Is that they're a rundown, or the technology's not there, or you're not getting the quality of care that you would get.But I think that we've changed that. You know, we're like, you know, no matter who you are, you're still gonna get the same level of quality. No matter if you're a Dcal patient or you're a cash patient, you're gonna get the same level of quality. There's no difference in. Service or procedure or products or materials that you get recommended, um, because of your payer status.And so I think knowing that you can serve everyone, um, and like I said, that one family was that one moment where I was like, oh man, I didn't realize that, you know, you had to kind of split up your family just because there wasn't one place that you could go that you were comfortable with. Michael: Mm-hmm. That's true.And I'm sure it means a lot for the child too, you know what I mean? And when looking back, maybe not in that moment, but like looking back, they're gonna, you know what I mean? Think about it and say, oh, we always had to go to like another practice that like real, they heard us, they did all this. Right. And my brother and sister, they went to the nice one, right?And things like that. And I wanted to go, but looking back, they'll, they'll realize that. But So then when it came to the Medi-Cal, do you feel like sometimes people, or Dentca, do you think sometimes people. Like, you know what Mary? Like, I, I wanna accept it. I do accept it in Medicare, but I just, I either have to see a ton of patience in order to make something and pay my team, and then I don't even have time to get, you know what I mean?What's the latest technology? Let's do an admin day. Let's figure things out. Let's make our mission, you know what I mean? Or is it the. Kind of the other way where it's like, Hey look, I don't wanna do that because I'm not gonna have the time for and the money to do what I wanna do with my practice. Mary: Right.I think everyone's goals are different. Right. like we talked about before, some doctors just like to sit and chat with their patients and for quite some time. I'm the type that delegates very well. So what I mean by that is, is my assistants are trained to do a lot of the anticipatory guidance in nutritional counseling.The oral hygiene instructions. Um, they spend 95% of the time with the patient. And so I'm just going in to diagnose, verify, and make treatment recommendations. So I allow my team to. Really develop that bond with the patient and be the main educator because they can tell them exactly the same thing that I tell them and it doesn't make a difference if it comes from me or from the assistant.And I feel like doing it that way empowers them too. Um, because I've hired some assistants who have worked for 10, 15 years, but they've never passed an instrument to the. Because they said that the doctor likes everything on their tray. Kind of like in dental school, we are the only, like, we are our own assistant, so you're used to working a certain way.And so I've had assistants that only hold the suction for doctor, and they've done that for 10 years. But when it comes to pre-op, post-op instructions, You know, getting everything ready, you know, informing the patient of all of these things. They've never done that because the doctor does all of that.So, you know, I think for us, we, the quality of the care that you're providing, but also the patient experience is very important. And so do I feel like the patient experience with my dental assistant doing a lot of the talking, communicating education, Am I still able to provide that with the same level of care as if I were to do it myself?And I do. You know, and I think that we, we have, we call like a Lollipop Dental Training Academy, where we actually go through training for every single person. And like their first week they're, it's customer service training. So they're learning how to talk, what type of energy they're gonna bring, and then they're learning all the verbiage when they come. Michael: Break that down to me. How does the Lollipop Dental Academy work? So the first week is customer service, and then every day you like, welcome, come on to the team. And how does it. Mary: Yeah, so after they do onboarding, the first week is, like I said, customer service training. It could be anything from learning all the education.There's a lot of role playing, so I'll just use a baby exam as an example. Like if you have a child and you bring the baby in for the first visit, there's a series of questions and recommendations. That are asked such as, does your child have any habits? What type of water are you drinking? And then depending on what the parent says, we make a recommendation on that.So we do a lot of role playing. So that way every assistant is trained on not only the guidelines, but also what to recommend and even how to respond if a patient says I wouldn't say the wrong thing, but let's just say if it's a, it's a bad habit. how to say that in a way that's not judgmental, you know?So like, Kind of like when you go to the dentist, right? And they say, are you flossing? And they just say, yeah, but they're not really flossing like they're supposed to, but they know that if they say no, there's gonna be a lecture. Mm-hmm. So there's never a lecture, there's never any judgment zone. Um, the way that we teach our team is, you know, treat them as if they're your bestie, bringing you their baby and you just wanna help them, right?So. Mm-hmm. Um, so yeah, customer service training, week two, we go into, I think certifications, um, expectations on quality. Hmm. So a lot of, you know, not every dental assistant, um, Corona Polish is the same, you know, some of them don't do it as thoroughly. So we do have like clinical excellence, expectations and it's graded, so then they'll get graded on the quality of each thing.And then I think each week they just progress in clinical skill. And then there are expectations of customer service each week as well. Meaning, did you get a Yelp review? Like week two? You should have two. Week three, you should have three Week four, you should have four that week. So they have those expectations.Two. Michael: Wow. Has it ever happened where it's like, Hey, it's week four. I I, I didn't get a Yelp four. You know what I mean? Like, are they just asking or how are they getting these? Mary: Yeah, they're just asking, you know, like there's ways that we ask and um, And their lead or their trainer will help them, because sometimes people are shy.But, but then you have to get them into that habit of, okay, this is the expectation that you have is you have to get four, but if you got one week one, then you know how to do it. Now you just gotta keep doing it. Um, so yeah, they ask. Michael: Gotcha. Uh, you mentioned that you have a way to ask how. Mary: I don't wanna tell you all my secrets, but, Michael: but we get it.You got, you got you, got you. Okay. No worries. Okay. That's interesting though. So then how long is that? When is the training process done? Mary: Normally it's week seven or week eight. All of the basics have been taught. then it's just repetition, right? Like if you're practicing, uh, space maintainers, then you.Have a certain level, um, before you get that signed off. And then once you, once clinically, you, the trainer feels like you are competent. It's like a competency in dental school. Like you keep doing it until you pass. Mm-hmm. And then once they. Are competent and our leadership team feels like they're ready for the next step.And then they're, you know, we kind of see where each team member is and what, how they think they can contribute past just clinical skill. And everyone's different. You know, some people wanna train, some people wanna lead the team. Some people like KPIs and metrics. You know, um, everyone's a little bit different.Michael: Nice. So then has anybody. Not like, maybe like week four you're just like, all right. You know, taking, taking you out, you know what I mean? Kind of thing. Oh Mary: yeah. I mean, there's a certain level of expectation. You know, some people interview very well, but then are really shy mm-hmm. On the floor. Um, and if they don't kind of break out of their shell and meet the expectation, then we do have those conversations.Mm. Like maybe you're not meant to work with kids, you know, even though you think you are because of x, Y. Mm-hmm. Michael: Does that normally go good, those conversations? Mary: Um, I always say we never let someone go as a surprise, you know, so we do, um, you know, verbal conversations, um, written warnings, uh, everything. So we, we set expectations, um, to make sure that they understand what the benchmarks are and, you know, and I.If they meet our core values. And, and I think that's the main thing. If you meet our core values, but it takes you a little bit longer to get where we want you to be, but we can see that there's progression, then that's more important. And, and maybe not, this role's not for you. Maybe we need to make a lateral move and put you in another department because you're struggling with this.Mm-hmm. You know? So, um, so I think. You know, we, we follow traction with like our, our, um, meeting cadence and systems and we do what they call the people analyzer, where if we don't have clarity on whether or not we should keep someone, we just put it across our core values and see if, okay, are you kind, are you dedicated?Do you have a growth mindset? Do you show leadership quality? Um, are you, you know, team player? And then if they do seem like they have all of our core values, then we say, okay, maybe they're just struggling with this. Maybe they'll do better in billing, or maybe they'll do better in this role, um, because we do feel like they fit our culture, but they're just a slower learner.Or maybe they're not that detailed in this, but they're super customer service oriented. So maybe we can put them in a people operations role or so. Michael: Gotcha. Okay. That's interesting. And so when that happens, let's just say for example, you're, they don't meet one or two core values, but you're kind of dry on that role.You know what I mean? Like where you're, or has that ever happen? I know that's happening a lot to a lot of us out here right now where we're struggling looking for team members. Right. Um, but it comes to you where you're like, okay, we need this. They're not the best fit, but we can do for now, does, do you do that or.Mary: So if someone's a straight no. So we do it like a plus, plus minus, and then a minus. Mm-hmm. So if they're like, let's just, I'll just use proactive, right? So if they're like kind of proactive sometimes, but then sometimes they're not, they'll get a plus minus, and that means we can work on it. But if they're our, one of our core values is dedication, and they're like, no, because they're late every single day and they call out.Then we say, okay, this needs to change right away. And if they're late for the next, 30 to 90 days I think is what they do if they're late one time in the next 90 days. And that could be grounds for immediate termination. So we, we really do stick to the core values when it comes to. If you're not dedicated, you're not dedicated because you call out or you come in late every day.That's disrespectful to everybody that comes on time, and it's showing that we as a company tolerate that and it goes against who we are. So we have let very good skilled people go. Due to not fitting our core values. And it, and it always ends up being that the team appreciates that. Mm-hmm. They're like, oh, they were late every day.Like, why should I come on time every day if they're allowing that? So we do, um, we do do the people analyzer and like I said, it does give you clarity on whether or not someone fits who we. Michael: Gotcha. Okay. That's interesting. Now, you also mentioned that once you open the first practice second, right, you systematized.Mm-hmm. I know a lot of the times we think when we open a practice, number one, we're like, got it. I know the blueprint. I can do the same thing for the second one. Is that true? Mary: No. You always have to pivot and change. Because they're, you know, like, I'll use one perfect example. When you have one location, everyone, you can probably verify all your own insurance, right?You don't really need help, you're not that busy. Mm-hmm. Or you've come up with the way that works. But then as you well in that one location, if as you grow, it's gonna put a lot of stress on your team. what we do is we say, okay guys, what is it we could automate and what is it that that's causing you a lot of stress right now that we can help?And from there we come up with a solution to help with that. But I think as you're growing more locations, um, it's not gonna be the same, you know, like you have more team members, you need more managers, um, you centralize a lot of your services. You know, because you don't need a biller for each office.Now you can have a bill. For four offices, you know, for me it's kind of fun building out different parts of our organization. Um, but you know, there's so many things that change that I couldn't even put my finger on one thing. But I think the main thing is, people, you know, like the larger that your organization.You know, you're and I, and this example I love to use is like, when it's just you and five people, your influence is really strong. You see them every day. You work with them every day. It's like a wifi signal, right? Like you're there and they like, you're really in tune. But as you grow, your wifi signal gets weaker and weaker.So then you need people. In place that's gonna keep that signal strong. And so they say one person can effectively manage up to five to seven people. And I do believe that like once you get to like 10, 12, 13 people, then you're not as effective in leading those people. But, but yeah, there's, there's so many things that change.It's hard to just say one thing, but I think just keeping up with what your needs are and knowing that you need leadership in place to make sure that. Each of the team members still feel loved and cared for and, and engaged. And it doesn't necessarily have to be you, the doctor, it could just be whoever it is that their manager mm-hmm.Um, is. Michael: Yeah, I like that. It's, it's true. The wifi, you know what I mean? Didn't they say it's like, um, you can test it out with like a pizza party or something like that, like get a pizza and then however much, you know what I mean? If you're like, I need to order two pizzas, and that means you have too many people on your team or so.Yeah. In the room. Yeah, something like that. But, uh, that's awesome. I really appreciate that, um, analogy and at the same time, I know it's kind of, um, difficult for a lot of people to try to systematize right. When it comes to this. So how did you come up with it? Did you seek help? I know you said you read traction, things like that, but like how did you nail.Mary: So I think the one thing that really helped me the most was joining a mastermind of people who were very like-minded or better than me, right? Or like better meaning, um, have grown their organization a lot larger. And we're still sane. Mm-hmm. They didn't feel like, crazy yet. So, um, so yeah, surrounding yourself with the people that have that same mindset and that are, that have achieved more than you is so inspiring.You know, you know how they say you never wanna be the smartest person in the, cuz then you're in the wrong room. Right. So I love to surround myself with really growth, like growth mindset. Uh, people who really challenge me, um, to be better. And so, and, and I joined, um, The D E o I think maybe like few years ago.It's a mastermind group for dental organizations that are starting off. Um, and then I've joined other groups as well. Uh, and I think everyone's tea is different, right? They just mm-hmm. Some people, um, like different groups. But I would say anything that challenges you, that makes you grow is something that, that is priceless, Michael: Yeah, I like that. Okay. And then right now with your practices e even if you could recall with like year one or your first practice, what were you doing for marketing and advertising and what'd you stick with throughout this whole time? Um, so Mary: as far as marketing, we, um, we did a lot of just grassroots, you know, so we would go out in the community, set up tables, um, we would visit pediatricians.I mean, we would. To events where our patient avatar would be. Mm-hmm. Which is anywhere with children. Right. Or moms. And, and we still do that. I mean, we do a lot of preschool presentations. We do a lot of health fairs where moms are. and then, you know, as far as like, spend on online marketing, we don't really do any of that.Most of it is just, I think, um, You know, asking for reviews and more grassroots. And we do a lot of, um, like internal promotions for our current patients. Um, but you know, to be honest, we don't spend a lot on actual, like marketing. Mm-hmm. Michael: No, I think that's, that's brilliant. Like the ground marketing, the grassroots marketing.when you went to these events, Well, two questions. How did you get inside of like the, the preschools and things like that? Like what would you say? But the second thing is like, did you have an incentive that you would offer them for them to sign up or, Mary: or. No, we just called and asked. I mean, I think there's a power in asking, you know, like I said, asking for reviews, asking for like, Hey, can we come to your school and do a preschool presentation?We'd give them little goodies like, like, you know, postcards and toothbrush and some branded stuff. Um, but you know, most of it was just being bold. Putting yourself out there. You know, like when we go to now, we have tools, two full-time marketing people, which we didn't have before. Marketing department when I first opened was me, but which I still go sometimes, but they have more, they, they have a lot more energy than I do now.Mm-hmm. But, um, but yeah, so as we've grown, you know, we have one, um, social media person who goes, gets content and posts everything, and, and then we have one person who does just pr. Um, community events and like website. So, as we've grown, we just wanted someone just strictly focused on social media, engaging with the families, doing contests, um, and yeah, it's been good.Michael: It's been good. Cool, cool. So then you don't, like when it comes to the health fairs, right, you don't really give out any, I guess, incentives or anything like that for people to. Mary: Oh yeah. So we do put them in a drawing. I think. Like if you book an appointment on the spot at the event, um, I think your name goes into a drawing for like a basket full of like dental stuff.I think like a toothbrush and all of that. But um, and I think we have like one of those wheels mm-hmm. That you spin that gives away. So we do like little fun things like that, but, um, but we don't have, I don't think like a coupon or, or anything. Yeah. It's just more, um, our biggest goal is to book the appointment.Mm-hmm. So then when we have our marketing team out there, you know, their key performance indicator is how many appointments did you book? Mm-hmm. You know, and that's how we know Michael: how they do. And they normally show up or is it like a no show or like what's the percentage? Um, Mary: I think they come, I mean, I don't know exactly the metrics, but I mean, I don't think that there has been an issue with the no-shows.I mean, our cancellation rate is pretty low cuz we do like a pretty good job of making sure we have a confirmed schedule. Of course people get sick, you know, and kids get sick in, in that just happens. But, um, but this is part of like your systems, right? And processes, like how firm is your confirmation? schedule D being done, right.And then if a few days before you have all these holes in the schedule, how are you gonna fill it, you know? Mm-hmm. So we have people in place that really make sure that we have, a productive schedule, like different avenues. Gotcha. Okay. Michael: Interesting. So then if you could, from the moment, let's talk about from the moment you decided to open your startup Right.Till today. Right. What's been some of your biggest struggles or pitfalls?Mary: I wouldn't really call them struggles cause I look at every, like, I feel like I am super growth mindset where I really don't stay down wi on something that bothers me because, I think being an entrepreneur, you know, things are gonna happen. Maybe the first time, like, so I'll use this as an example.The first time I had to let someone go, I couldn't sleep the night before at all. Mm-hmm. Like I was nervous, I was like crying. I wrote this long letter about how much I love this person and how I'm just so heartbroken. And then I remember when I let her go, I said, oh, you know, I'm so sorry. I have to let you go.And she was just like, okay. And she walked out the door. And I was, I was heartbroken that she wasn't as emotional as I was. I spent way too much time over this breakup. Then she did. Right. So going back to that and thinking of like where I am today, I've realized that in order to be successful, you have to just.That things are not always gonna go as planned, and that it's gonna be like a rollercoaster. No matter you're in business for five years or 25 years, there's always gonna be things that happen that are not going to be the way that you anticipated, but it's, that shouldn't predict. where you go, right?Like, that should just be a part of the journey. Say, okay, this is, there's gonna be something that happens. Like everything is smooth sailing right now, but I know in the next three months it could be completely different. How am I as a leader of my organization gonna respond to any of these, obstacles that come along the way?And so I never dwell on anything, like if somebody leaves or if something happens, I always say, well, nobody died. Right. Knock on wood. Yeah. Okay. How are we gonna fix this moving forward so that we don't make the same mistake again? What, like how do we drop the ball on this patient that they're not happy with us?How do we put that into our system so that way we make sure that we. got that eye or crossed that T and so we problem solve quickly and then move on. You know, we don't really dwell on anything becau um, anything that happened in the past, because the more time you spend doing that, the more you kind of just bring yourself down and you're not able to focus on your future.And then there's so many people that rely on you to be in that right mindset, you know, like, yeah. Michael: I like that. Okay. Problem solve quickly, right? Yes. And that's, I think, uh, I know for me sometimes, um, same thing like where you're like, oh my God, you dwell and dwell and then you're, you know what I mean? But you grew out of it, you know, so that's great.Oh, yeah. Fast. Yeah. No, that's fantastic. When it comes to you feeling personally burnt out How do you cope with that Mary: de. there's this one exercise that I do at least quarterly. I try to do it monthly, but it's really simple and it helps keep me in a right mindset. But basically I write down everything I do from morning until night, like generally speaking.So like pack my kids lunch, check my email, check my slack. Uh, check in with people and my leadership team. And then I, I go through this whole list and I'm like, what is it that I don't like to do on this list? Like, what is it that I could delegate? So then, you know, for example, I wrote, right now what's on my list is interviewing doctors because I love, I loved doing it, but now I get so many resumes, it's like very time consuming.But I know that, I mean, it's not something that I don't like to do, don't get me wrong, but It's not my favorite thing. It's kind of like a, you know. Yeah. Okay. And so then I put on here the name of the person who I'm gonna delegate that to, and then I start making sure that I have another doctor on my team sit with me on the interview, start training for that position, so then I could take that off my plate.So, I do get asked that a a lot like, oh, Mary, how do you do all of this? You know, like, you're a mom, you open practices, you do a mastermind group. So as a hobby, I do a mastermind group too at night, a couple a week, just to help other women who are having a hard time with, um, practice ownership.Right. But then I, it's because I delegate a lot, you know? Mm-hmm. Like I have a few personal assistants. I have a lot of leadership team that helps run the operations of the business to where I really don't have to be here. you know, I could go for a few weeks and everything be fine, and it'll probably be even better than what I'm here because I have a lot to say and I take a lot of their time.But when I'm here is when the business is, you know, you know that people are happy and they're doing what, doing their job, what they're supposed to do, and your business is doing well. So it allows me to focus on the things that I really like to do because if you don't like doing something, you, you're taking away from things.Things that you could be doing that ultimately are probably, more beneficial to not only like your company, but to your family, right? Because you're doing things that really, that you really enjoy. And so that's how I do it. I delegate very well and I have a weekly focus and the focus is always who I need to hire that week to help me with something that I need to delegate off my.Michael: So are you always hiring? Mary: Um, right now it's a nanny Uhhuh. No. Cause it could change, right? Not the nanny and I, I actually just filled the other position. Another assistant, like personal assistant? Yeah. Michael: Yeah. Wow. Okay. So then it's interesting you say that you have a mastermind, right? You have an organization, multiple practices, right?Teams, all that stuff you have to deal with. what was the other thing you said? So Mary: I, oh, I'm a mom. You know, Michael: you're a mom. I'm my husband. Ok. You, you, your husband's another, he's listening to this. He is like, yeah, yeah. No, but, uh, so you do it a lot. I mean, do you ever, I guess, and I know you do, I mean a lot of us do, but have that like dad guilt or mom guilt kind of thing, and then, or do you not?Mary: I think I used to. But I think that every per parent, right, whether they're mom or dad, has a different level of time and attention with their children that works for them. You know? So I have friends that spend, that are stay-at-home moms, and they spend their entire day with their children. And they love it.And then I have some that spend all the days with their kids and they're screaming at them all day and they're like, it's so stressful. I don't know why I'm doing this. I need to go back to work. And so for me, my kids come home from after school care or sports or whatever it is, at 5:00 PM and so 5 36 sometimes, and I only have like two or three hours with them a day.But during that two or three hours, it's like quality time. Hmm. You know, so, My take on that is, is the time that you spend with your kids, that's quality time, that's good for them and good for you. means that you have that nice balance, you know? But if you say, oh, well this person is spending like from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and you know, on social media, they're going to all the games and they're, Doing all this stuff, you compare yourself to other people, then you're never gonna feel like you're enough.I mean, there's always gonna be someone who's, more, has more practices, who's, more attractive or who is better than you, right? Or like that you feel like, um, you wanna be like, but if you compare yourself to other people, you're always gonna feel like you are not doing enough. So I just try to say, Hey, you know, Everybody has their level of work that works for them.And for the normal person, probably how much I work is gonna be way too much, you know? But for me, I love it and I think it keeps, like, I've always worked like I do since I was a little girl. And I, and I love what I do, so I don't feel like it's work. I really enjoy it. But when it comes to being a mom, if I were to spend morning to night with my kids, I really think that I would go crazy.You know I do. Yeah. Yeah. Like when my husband's not home and I'm with them for the weekend by myself, I'm like, this is not fair. You're working and I'm at home with Michael: these, these kids. No, I get you. Mary: Yeah. So I think it's just different. You can't compare. Michael: No. Yeah. Okay. I, I love that. I love that. I feel like sometimes we get boggled down into, like what you said, that comparison mode where you're looking on social media, you start comparing and you're like, huh, I should, but then in reality, you're like, if I do it more than three hours, It's not gonna be quality time with 'em, you know?It's just gonna be, they're gonna be like, what Mary: are you doing? Get down. Michael: You're just watching them watch YouTube the whole time, and you're like, all right, yeah, just watch YouTube right now, you know, kind of thing. Awesome, Mary, I appreciate that. If anybody had any questions or concerns or anything like that, where can they reach out to you?Mary: Um, you can find me firstname.lastname@example.org or dr mary fam.com, Dr. Mary fam. That's, that's where I met you, Michael, or my email, dr mary lollipop dental.com. Happy to help Michael: awesome. So guys, that's all gonna be in the show notes below, so definitely reach out to Mary and Mary.Thank you for being with us. It was a pleasure, and we'll hear from you soon. Of course. Mary: All right, thank you.
In today's episode, Andy & DJ discuss Fox having to pay nearly $800M to settle the Dominion defamation suit, China's development of the Covid-19 vaccine beginning before the official outbreak started, and Robert Kennedy Jr. launching his Presidential campaign in Boston.
Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar
Krystal and Saagar discuss the debate in DC on whether the Pentagon leaker is a Hero or a Traitor, the Media spinning the Pentagon leaks as a Russian Op, DeSantis signing an unpopular abortion bill in the dead of night, Trump burying DeSantis with Gross "Pudding Fingers" ad, Justice Clarence Thomas caught hiding billionaire real estate payment, Pelosi smears Feinstein critics asking her to resign as "Sexist", Fox News desperately trying to settle the Dominion lawsuit before trial, Krystal looks into a big bank economist saying that "Greedflation" could end Capitalism, and Saagar looks into a couple that called into Dave Ramsey's show with advice on their massive debt that reveals a dire warning for all Americans. To become a Breaking Points Premium Member and watch/listen to the show uncut and 1 hour early visit: https://breakingpoints.supercast.com/ To listen to Breaking Points as a podcast, check them out on Apple and Spotify Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-points-with-krystal-and-saagar/id1570045623 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Kbsy61zJSzPxNZZ3PKbXl Merch: https://breaking-points.myshopify.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices