Epistemology is one of those words your college professor wrote on the board while you were trying to stay awake in class. And you wondered, “When am I ever going to need this information?” Well, today is the day. Standpoint epistemology is transforming how we study, interpret and preach Scripture. It's everywhere. We heard Doug Groothuis give a great summary of the issue last fall at ETS. So we asked him to join us to explain what standpoint epistemology is so regular people can recognize it.
Epistemology is one of those words your college professor wrote on the board while you were trying to stay awake in class. And you wondered, “When am I ever going to need this information?” Well, today is the day. Standpoint epistemology is transforming how we study, interpret and preach Scripture. It's everywhere. We heard Doug Groothuis give a great summary of the issue last fall at ETS. So we asked him to join us to explain what standpoint epistemology is so regular people can recognize it.
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: What problems do African-Americans face? An initial investigation using Standpoint Epistemology and Surveys, published by tailcalled on March 12, 2023 on LessWrong. This post is also available at my substack. This post started from a bit of a weird place. I was in a Discord chatroom, and someone started complaining that Standpoint Epistemology had been “taken way past its carrying weight”. I didn't know much about Standpoint Epistemology, so I asked for various examples and resources about it. The resources she gave me that were written by Standpoint Epistemologists seemed relatively reasonable, and the resources that criticized it seemed to me to either be misrepresenting what Standpoint Epistemologists were saying, or to be criticizing people for something other than excessive Standpoint Epistemology. At some point I got to the conclusion that in order to evaluate these things, it would really be useful for me to apply some Standpoint Epistemology myself. Specifically, since a lot of the discussion in the Discord server was about black people's experiences with racism, I thought I should apply Standpoint Epistemology to this. In this post, I want to detail how I went about this, and what my results were, so that others can learn from it, and maybe usefully apply Standpoint Epistemology themselves. Disclaimer: As you will see, this is not a thorough investigation into what African-Americans want. Rather, it is a brief initial investigation, which suggests places for further investigation and further learning. This is probably more a practical tutorial into how I would apply Standpoint Epistemology than an article on race issues per se. What is Standpoint Epistemology? It may be good to think of Standpoint Epistemology as an erisology, i.e. a theory of disagreement. If you observe a disagreement, Standpoint Epistemology provides one possible answer for what that disagreement means and how to handle it. According to Standpoint Epistemology, people get their opinions and beliefs about the world through their experiences (also called their standpoint). However, a single experience will only reveal part of the world, and so in order to get a more comprehensive perspective, one must combine multiple experiences. In this way the ontology of Standpoint Epistemology heavily resembles rationalist-empiricist epistemologies such as Bayesian Epistemology, which also assert that people get their opinions by accumulating experiences that contain partial information. One important difference is that whereas rationalists often focus on individual epistemology, such as overcoming biased heuristics or learning to build evidence into theories, Standpoint Epistemology instead focuses on what one can learn from other people's experiences. There is only one underlying reality, but different people observe different aspects of it. As such, Standpoint Epistemology emphasizes that if someone tells you about something that you haven't had experience with, you should take this as a learning opportunity, rather than concluding that they must be irrational, biased, or crazy. This notion that one should listen to and believe what others say does not contradict the mathematical underpinnings of traditional rationalist epistemology such as Bayesian Epistemology. Instead, it can be mathematically proven from the assumptions of Bayesian Epistemology, in a theorem known as Aumann's Agreement Theorem. However, while Standpoint Epistemology follows from Bayesian Epistemology, I feel like we don't necessarily see rationalists being as positive towards it as they could be. In the specific case of racism, one article that the person in the Discord server shared with me as an example of Standpoint Epistemology was The Part about Black Lives Mattering Where White People Shut Up and Listen. This article, take...
Trend Following with Michael Covel
My guest today is Eric Crittenden, the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Standpoint, an investment firm focused on bringing all-weather portfolio solutions to US investors. Eric plays an active role in the firm's research, portfolio management, product innovation, business strategy, and client facing activities. Eric has over 20 years of experience researching, designing, and managing alternative asset portfolios on behalf of families, individuals, financial advisors, and other institutional investors. The topic is Trend Following. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: The trend following perspective Eric's investment strategy Understanding trend following v. quant trading Realistic expectations to win in the market Jump in! --- I'm MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I'm proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show. To start? I'd like to give you a great piece of advice you can use in your life and trading journey… cut your losses! You will find much more about that philosophy here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/trend/ You can watch a free video here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/video/ Can't get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/podcast My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Cougar Sports with Ben Criddle (BYU)
Today's Co-Hosts: Ben Criddle (@criddlebenjamin) Subscribe to the Cougar Sports with Ben Criddle podcast:Apple Podcastshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-sports-with-ben-criddle/id996764363Google Podcastshttps://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc3ByZWFrZXIuY29tL3Nob3cvMTM2OTkzOS9lcGlzb2Rlcy9mZWVkSpotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/7dZvrG1ZtKkfgqGenR3S2mPocket Castshttps://pca.st/SU8aOvercasthttps://overcast.fm/itunes996764363/cougar-sports-with-ben-criddle-byuSpreakerhttps://www.spreaker.com/show/cougar-sports-with-ben-criddleStitcherhttps://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=66416iHeartRadiohttps://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-cougar-sports-with-29418022TuneInhttps://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports-Talk--News/Cougar-Sports-with-Ben-Criddle-p731529/
In the second half of the show, we discuss a mental framework known as Standpoint Theory. This theory suggests that we understand that we can only thoroughly articulate the perspectives we have witnessed firsthand. Our Way Black History Fact is dedicated to the first Rosa Parks…named Elizabeth Jennings Graham.Support the showwww.civiccipher.comFollow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesjaConsideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com
To excel on court or the field, student-athletes need to remember to take care of their mental health. Playing under high pressure along with being in the classroom can take a toll on these athletes mentally, which many fans may seem to forget. Auburn sports psychologist, Jackson Howard, dives into the importance and connection between mental and physical health.
Episode 64: Creating the Optimal Diversified Portfolio | Eric Crittenden Keywords: trend, people, etfs, futures, portfolio, fund, run, equity, market, bonds, trade, years, question, hedge funds, return, position, add, long, paying, commodities Podcast Mentions: Standpoint Asset Management https://www.standpointfunds.com/FREE Download chapter one of the Financial Freedom Blueprint to learn how to stay ahead of the herd. Visit http://www.pathtorealwealth.com Schedule a call and free portfolio review http://www.wealthnetinvestments.com Creating the Optimal Diversified Portfolio | Eric Crittenden | Episode 64 It is my pleasure to welcome Eric Crittenden to The Market Call Show this week. Eric is the Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Standpoint, an investment firm focused on providing all-weather investment solutions to U.S. financial advisors. His 25-year career path has focused on systematic trend strategies that are uncorrelated with traditional equity and bond portfolios, particularly in hostile market conditions. His candid and frank discussion on diversification optimization speaks truth on market efficiency and is one not to miss. In This Episode, You'll Hear: • Creating the optimal diversified portfolio • ETF's vs individual equities • Trend strategies and analysis • Risk in the markets and regulatory confines • Continuous signals and how they can affect long term trading Please watch on my YouTube channel here https://youtu.be/A0YkxNTAEgk &list=UUZZBFVZq3wIkZtToH-StTYw◀︎ Please like and subscribe!
It's episode 143 of The Cavalry! Johnny needs backup on teleportation being the next big technical advancement. Andrew needs backup on home insurance covering everything or nothing at all. Enjoy! Remember to subscribe to the Patreon for post-show banter and our upcoming Would You Rather bonus episode!
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2023/01/23/purity-from-the-moral-standpoint-or-the-spiritual-standpoint/
Recent Shiurim from Yeshivas Ohr Reuven
Shiur given by Rabbi Bezalel Rudinsky on Halacha Shmiras Haguf - Vinishmartem Mi'od Linafshosaychem. Shiur recorded over Zoom.
2022 saw many ups and downs - and one notable "down" was the fall of crypto-mania. While the madness feels behind us, most still don't understand this "currency" that is shrouded in myths and lore - today, we're going to make sense of it all. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Should the rules be loosened when it comes to eligibility for college freshmen and sophomores to enter the NFL? Is it time for the league to supply fully-guaranteed contracts? Sports and entertainment attorney Steve Silton joins the program to discuss these issues facing the "Shield".
Host of the Leafs Morning Take for The Leafs Nation, Nick Alberga, joins the Al's Brother and Luca Celebre to discuss Morgan Rielly's return to the ice after his knee injury and his impact to the lineup, the Maple Leafs line adjustments on the power play, William Nylander's rise as an elite winger and the importance of the Maple Leafs' depth.
Just wanted to share a book I'm reading, and how I find it interesting to look at things from the standpoint of behavior. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/benjamin-allen-belzer/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/benjamin-allen-belzer/support
Making Dough Show | Restaurant Marketing Show
In this episode of the Making Dough Show, we invited a professional chef/ restaurateur- Natalia Levey. She is a co-owner of Speaks Clam Bar, Kojo, and Central Park St. Pete and has been in the restaurant industry since 2001. She is the founder of "Hi Hospitality Group," an award-winning entrepreneur, and author of "Cravings Boss," a wellness advocate. We talked about different challenges in our restaurant industry, especially during challenging times like the pandemic brought by Covid. She shared brilliant ideas for infusing the culture of wellness and well-being in managing priorities and handling stress in the industry, thus creating a strategic vision for it. We hope that in this interview, we inspired you to pursue your passion and dedication toward our restaurant industry and continue to achieve that grand vision of yours! Download: The Ultimate Restaurant Marketing Guide and all our FREE Resources at https://www.makingdoughshow.com/resources Get to know more about Natalia by visiting her website : https://www.natalialevey.com/ Watch: 5 Tips to RECESSION Proof your RESTAURANT | Restaurant Owner Tips https://youtu.be/MR8OasNe8TQ Watch: 3 Restaurant Manager Secrets to SUCCESS | Restaurant Manager Training https://youtu.be/AqumLhwgcSQ Want to learn more about owning a profitable restaurant business and how to run a restaurant successfully? Subscribe to the Making Dough Restaurant Show and get weekly tips on restaurant marketing and restaurant management! Let's make some dough! Want TOAST POS for your restaurant? Click this link to sign up for a DEMO today and download the Restaurant Opening Calculator and Restaurant Business Plan Template for FREE: https://www.makingdoughshow.com/toast-demo Please visit our website https://www.makingdoughshow.com/ LET'S CONNECT: SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2sif5kX SUBSCRIBE to our Podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingdoughshow FOLLOW us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2SLRp42 CONNECT on Linked-In: https://bit.ly/2D0a3QA #restaurant #restaurantmanagement #restaurantmarketing #restaurantmanager #makingdoughshow
The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima
Mary Kay Cabot on Deshaun Watson's performance against the Texans. How the outside pressure might have impacted Watson. What are the goals for Watson for the rest of this season. Is Los Angeles is good city for vacations? Listen to The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima weekday mornings 6-10am on Sports Radio 92.3 The Fan and the Audacy App!
It's natural to encourage a friend at the Olympics of how good they have persevered, but what about all the other days? What about the last 10 years day after day training? What about the other people? Are you there cheering them on? Depression can lead to a character capable of life or death, we need to encourage each other to keep going, to keep taking one step after the next. Encourage during the perseverance, not after the fact when they finally climbed the mountain. Yes, we know they are capable of getting there, but maybe they don't. Cheer them on, encourage and understand that Christ can carry this burden, you just need to show up. God bless xx
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
Guest: Dawie Roodt is a founder, director and chief economist at Efficient Group. He is one of the most referenced economists in the country. Today he talks to Amy MacIver and delivers his input on the economic repercussions of the Phala Phala farm matter, and the president's response to the panel's findings.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Guts & Glory: The SGH Gastroenterology Podcast
In our first of many upcoming multi-disciplinary discussions, we have with us Dr Cherylin Fu, Senior Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, and Director of Pelvic Floor Disorders at the Singapore General Hospital. We discuss the ins-and-outs of fecal/bowel incontinence, beginning with the clinical approach and evaluation, investigations, and management of patients suffering from fecal incontinence. Fecal incontinence is a topic that is not frequently discussed in medical school or at the post-graduate level, so we hope that you'd learn as much as we did from Dr Cherylin!
Dr. Friday 0:00 Good day. I'm Dr. Friday, President of Dr. Friday's Tax and Financial firm. To get more info go to www.drfriday.com. This is a one-minute moment. Dr. Friday 0:12 What should you know about investing from a tax standpoint? We've already covered one. Make sure you hold your investment over one year, but also maybe invest in a small business because we all know that back in 2015, they actually had a new tax law that allows you if you invest in a small business and you hold that for at least five years, you could be excluded from the capital gains tax on that 100% exclusion. So maybe helping a small company invest in it in the right way, making sure it's set up properly so that their stocks survive, but there is a way that you can get your money back and pays zero tax. Announcer 0:51 You can catch the Dr. Friday call-in show live every Saturday afternoon from 2 pm to 3 pm on 99.7 WTN.
“I am fully okay with not being completely healed in my earthly life.” -Antonio Myers. “Healing: Heals relationships Heals the past Dignifies all events Is honest, trusting, non-judgmental Strengthens your sense of yourself Balances and harmonizes Recalls and reconstructs past events Acts as your own counselor Integrates peaks and valleys in life Soothes troubled memories Sees yourself as a larger, important, whole and connected being Leverages therapy sessions for better and faster results Reveals and tracks patterns and cycles.” “Stress reduction: Reduces the scatter in your life Increases focus Brings stability Offers a deeper level of learning, order, action and release Holds thoughts still so they can be changed and integrated Processes your stuff in a natural and appropriate way Releases pent-up thoughts and emotions Empowers Disentangles thoughts and ideas Bridges inner thinking with outer events Detaches and lets go of the past Allows you to re-experience the past with today's adult mind.” “Easier problem solving: Eases decision making Offers new perspectives Brings things together Shows relationships and wholeness instead of separation.” https://www.appleseeds.org//100_journaling.htm. In organized crime, I saw people plotting evil, fraud, coveting, violence, stealing, dishonesty, taking bribes, murder, corruption, distorting what is right, despising justice, hating good, loving evil, and driving widows and non-widows from their homes. I saw all of the injustices that the prophet Micah saw. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/antonio-myers4/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/antonio-myers4/support
We look at the services for Queen Elizabeth from a psychological standpoint of groups. We discuss the importance of belongingness and how it is a factor in different models of government. Also we discuss rituals and the messages that come from the national anthem.audio edited by: http://JayPrescott.com
Soham Sen talks about standpoint theory, a method of understanding the ways in which individual and collective experience influence public discourses. He begins from its origins in the civil rights movement and in the innovations of feminist thought, and follows it up with a discussion of its efficacy in understanding contemporary media. Soham Sen is pursuing his Masters in the Department of Communication Studies and is the Assistant Course Director of Public Speaking at the College of Media & Communication. His area of research includes border rhetoric and negotiation of immigrant identity , postcolonialism, and performance studies. Image: © 2022 Saronik Bosu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/communications
Soham Sen talks about standpoint theory, a method of understanding the ways in which individual and collective experience influence public discourses. He begins from its origins in the civil rights movement and in the innovations of feminist thought, and follows it up with a discussion of its efficacy in understanding contemporary media. Soham Sen is pursuing his Masters in the Department of Communication Studies and is the Assistant Course Director of Public Speaking at the College of Media & Communication. His area of research includes border rhetoric and negotiation of immigrant identity , postcolonialism, and performance studies. Image: © 2022 Saronik Bosu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology
Soham Sen talks about standpoint theory, a method of understanding the ways in which individual and collective experience influence public discourses. He begins from its origins in the civil rights movement and in the innovations of feminist thought, and follows it up with a discussion of its efficacy in understanding contemporary media. Soham Sen is pursuing his Masters in the Department of Communication Studies and is the Assistant Course Director of Public Speaking at the College of Media & Communication. His area of research includes border rhetoric and negotiation of immigrant identity , postcolonialism, and performance studies. Image: © 2022 Saronik Bosu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/critical-theory
Soham Sen talks about standpoint theory, a method of understanding the ways in which individual and collective experience influence public discourses. He begins from its origins in the civil rights movement and in the innovations of feminist thought, and follows it up with a discussion of its efficacy in understanding contemporary media. Soham Sen is pursuing his Masters in the Department of Communication Studies and is the Assistant Course Director of Public Speaking at the College of Media & Communication. His area of research includes border rhetoric and negotiation of immigrant identity , postcolonialism, and performance studies. Image: © 2022 Saronik Bosu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Soham Sen talks about standpoint theory, a method of understanding the ways in which individual and collective experience influence public discourses. He begins from its origins in the civil rights movement and in the innovations of feminist thought, and follows it up with a discussion of its efficacy in understanding contemporary media. Soham Sen is pursuing his Masters in the Department of Communication Studies and is the Assistant Course Director of Public Speaking at the College of Media & Communication. His area of research includes border rhetoric and negotiation of immigrant identity , postcolonialism, and performance studies. Image: © 2022 Saronik Bosu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Sorry meant to post this last week Wednesday but got distracted by shiny things. Paul and Bryce talk about the cost of going to a CF affiliate vs the cost of the box owner as well as other things, some related to cost of fitness some not as much.
Who is the real criminals in this World of ours The noble and Truthful and honorable republicans and conservatives or the lying cheating too faced Liberals and Democrats PS not all Democrats liberals conservatives and Republicans But the mass majority --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
A PRIMER ON AI IN/FROM THE MAJORITY WORLD—An Empirical Site and a Standpoint
In the chaotic world we've endured since 2020, it turns out all you needed was an outlier-loving strategy to get you through the storm. We're talking managed futures and trend following in particular, which tend to thrive in periods of turmoil. But how can you effectively prepare for a wide range of market environments while still producing returns that allow for the investor to stick with the investment. Eric Crittenden, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Standpoint, sits down with Jeff to discuss the ever-changing trends and providing the right formula for surviving the chaos. In this episode, Eric and Jeff take a closer look into what has changed since they last chatted on the pod in 2020; needing a healthy investor/advisor/asset manager triangle, the sweet sound of directional volatility, Trend as an inflation hedge, being short bonds(good or bad), the thankless job of a trend follower, if trend following's long grain positions were war profiteering, and so much more! Plus, get Eric's hot take on the LME; did they do the right thing? Find out here — SEND IT! Chapters: 00:00-01:58 = Intro 01:59-07:54 = What's changed since 2020 07:55-28:10 = Wants vs Needs, a Healthy Triangle & Directional volatility 28:11-38:17 = Trend as inflation protection, not a hedge & an All-weather video walkthrough 38:18-57:19 = Being short bonds: good or bad, the Nat Gas widow maker & the Max capacity program 57:20-01:17:21 = Foreign equities, the Nickel Mess & Trend followers are not evil 01:17:22-01:23:27 = Hot take: LME did the right thing From the Episode: Check out: A Story: Standpoint vs. Equities - June 2022 Eric's previous episode on the Derivative: BLNDX(ING) Trend Following and Global Equity with Standpoint's Eric Crittenden See Eric featured in our latest Trend Following Guide Follow along with Standpoint on Twitter @StandpointFunds and for more information on Eric and his team at Standpoint visit their website at standpointfunds.com Don't forget to subscribe to The Derivative, follow us on Twitter at @rcmAlts and our host Jeff at @AttainCap2, or LinkedIn , and Facebook, and sign-up for our blog digest. Disclaimer: This podcast is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal, business, or tax advice. All opinions expressed by podcast participants are solely their own opinions and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of RCM Alternatives, their affiliates, or companies featured. Due to industry regulations, participants on this podcast are instructed not to make specific trade recommendations, nor reference past or potential profits. And listeners are reminded that managed futures, commodity trading, and other alternative investments are complex and carry a risk of substantial losses. As such, they are not suitable for all investors. For more information, visit www.rcmalternatives.com/disclaimer
Shermer and Doyle discuss: terminology of: PC, identity politics, woken, social justice, antifa, BLM, TERF, intersectionality • Critical Social Justice as a witch craze • Satanic Panic (1980s) • Recovered Memory Movement (1990s) • How widespread is the problem: minor skirmishes on social media or mainstream? • Hill-Harris 2021 poll: 32% voters ID as woke and 31% said they don't know what the term means • new puritanism as a secular religion • Whiteness and White fragility • Implicit Association Test • Postmodernism • Neo-Marxism • Cancel Culture • hate speech • J.K. Rowling • pluralistic ignorance. Andrew Doyle is a writer, satirist and political commentator. He regularly appears on television to discuss current affairs, and is a panelist on the BBC's Moral Maze. He has written for a number of publications, including the Telegraph, Sun, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Standpoint, Spectator, and Sunday Times. He is the creator of satirical character Titania McGrath, under whose name he has written two books: Woke: A Guide to Social Justice and My First Little Book of Intersectional Activism, both published by Little, Brown. Titania McGrath has over half a million followers on Twitter. He was formerly a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen's University Belfast, and a lecturer at Oxford University where he completed his doctorate. His previous book was Free Speech and Why it Matters. His new book is The New Puritans: How the Religion of Social Justice Captured the Western World.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2022/08/30/observing-the-inherited-and-environmental-influences-on-ones-character-from-the-standpoint-of-the-psychic-being/
The Permissions Podcast With David A. Burrus
How is a successful woman, who has her own stuff, has established her own empire, and has made her own decisions, supposed to be willing submit to a man's leadership?I am discussing this and so much more, with my first ever guest on the Permissions Podcast. Ms. Dionne Jackson joins me for episode 2 of the podcast, as we take a very critical look at submission in marriage. Trust me when I tell you, you have NEVER EVER heard submission taught like this.
Julie reviews the ideas embedded in the movie Forrest Gump from the psychological standpoint and relates these to libertarian principles.audio edited by: http://JayPrescott.com
How to Scale Commercial Real Estate
In today's episode, we welcome Oliver Fernandez. Oliver is a successful entrepreneur who has successfully completed over 80M in construction contracts and is invested in over 150M in Real Estate. He has been named contractor of the year and is on a mission to help other top contractors to do the same giving all the needs and right knowledge in order to effectively leverage them Let's Dive in! [00:00 - 05:33] Opening Segment Oliver Fernandez is a business owner and real estate investor who has successfully completed over 80 million worth of construction projects. He accumulated a real estate investment portfolio valued at over 150 million over the last nine years. He pursued real estate after seeing his uncle died, he saw his uncle's family taken care of by real estate for the next 10 years. [[05:34 - 11:09] How One Flooring Company Uses Focus to Scale Oliver owns a flooring store and flooring company and has experience in the construction industry. He has found success by focusing on one business area and delegating others to team members who are good at that area. Oliver's biggest year was $4 million, but he is confident that with a team of 10 members, he can solve any unique problem. The goal is to continue to grow and scale his business, and he credits this to having a unified focus. [11:09 - 16:34] How to Build a Successful Partnership in Commercial Real Estate Oliver has carved out a niche in the commercial real estate world by focusing on the construction side of things and funneling all of his profits into real estate. He wants to be there for his family and help them achieve their goals in life. He has set a goal of becoming a millionaire through real estate and construction and is working towards it by surrounding himself with successful people. [16:35 - 17:55] Closing Segment Reach out to Oliver Fernandez Links Below Final Words Tweetable Quotes “Focus comes through my partners, right? I can only focus on one thing at a time, but I've put really good partners around me that also are really good at what they're doing, and they can move the ball forward.” - Oliver Fernandez ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Oliver Fernadez by visiting the following websites: https://investwitholiver.com/ https://oliverfernandez.com/ Connect with me: Facebook LinkedIn Like, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on. Thank you for tuning in! Email me → firstname.lastname@example.org Want to read the full show notes of the episode? Check it out below: [00:00:00] Oliver Fernandez: everybody was moving in a hundred different directions. So we now we've like focused it in, we got one person doing the scheduling, we got one person ordering the materials. We got one person. Doing the next job. And it's really streamlined a lot of things so that they could take ownership over all of those little projects. [00:00:27] Sam Wilson: Oliver Fernandez is a business owner and real estate investor that has successfully completed over 80 million worth of construction projects. And he's accumulated a real estate investment portfolio valued over 150 million over the last nine years. Oliver, welcome to the show. [00:00:43] Oliver Fernandez: Appreciate you, Sam. [00:00:44] Sam Wilson: Excited to be here with you. [00:00:45] Sam Wilson: Hey man, pleasure's mine. There are three questions. I ask every guest who comes in the show in 90 seconds or last, can you tell me, where did you start? Where are you now? And how did you get there. [00:00:53] Oliver Fernandez: Where did I start? So I I grew up in Maine. I lived with my mom and three sisters graduated, went to college, got a job thought I would really enjoy engineering, realized that I couldn't make. [00:01:06] Oliver Fernandez: The type of money that I need to make to be able to take care of my mom and three sisters. So I then decided to get into real estate. And one of the reasons why I decided to get into real estate is my uncle died. 10 years before I went away to school, but I saw that real estate take care of his son for the next, for the, for those next 10 years. [00:01:26] Oliver Fernandez: And I was like, man, I really gotta get into something like that. And I got into real estate. My first thing into real estate was being agent. I was, running around showing people all these rental units. And at the end of the year, I'm always really reflective at the end of the year. And I realized, wow, I just put all these tenants in here for all of these landlords and I still gotta go out and make money, but now they're still continuing to make money from the tenants that are in there. [00:01:51] Oliver Fernandez: So I was like, I gotta switch this strip here and I, and start buying apartments and getting the ownership side of things. So then I started buying apartments went from converting, single family homes, into duplexes, triplex, and quads, and then got into the hundred plus unit properties. [00:02:05] Oliver Fernandez: And now we're at over 1200 units and continuing to [00:02:08] Sam Wilson: grow, man. That's awesome. And that's on the active active real estate side, but you also own a construction company. Can you tell me about that? [00:02:15] Oliver Fernandez: Yeah. So we do construction for the Navy, the air force, and we focus on like the one to $5 million projects for them. [00:02:24] Oliver Fernandez: We go in and we'll do like a renovation of an office space or like their past an ID office. So we'll be doing, mechanical updating the bathrooms, flooring ceilings, we'll paint the walls. And then at the end of the day they have a finalized product. And one of the things that I really like about the construction business is that I've been able to take the skills that I've learned in doing construction for someone else to do it, then do it for myself, right. [00:02:46] Oliver Fernandez: And for the, my team members and my investors, and we've been able to, Juice returns because of that. [00:02:52] Sam Wilson: Tell me is there anything outside of construction for the air force in the Navy are do you have your hands in other, any other business? . [00:02:59] Oliver Fernandez: Yeah, so we, we also do so, and it all started honestly with multifamily real estate. [00:03:05] Oliver Fernandez: Once you really get into the numbers and you start to really understand profit and loss statements, T twelves and the financial side of it, you really start to. Understand, like how businesses are valued. Right. So last year we made an acquisition of a flooring store, which is still construction in New Hampshire. [00:03:24] Oliver Fernandez: And also through the multi-family space, I understood how to like structure deals and like, so the way I structured that deal was. One of my childhood friends, he'd been working for this flooring store for the last five years. And the owner wanted to sell, he was 60 plus years old, wanted to get out and move on with the next phase of his life, where my friend was like wanted more for himself, wanted more for his family, wanted more for the organization. [00:03:46] Oliver Fernandez: And he brought that opportunity to me. So we structured it in a way. Where he would handle all the operations. I would still be involved from like a mastermind standpoint. Like I would help, with the strategy of the business where it was going, how things would be executed. Just because I had been in business before I had already completed 80 million with the construction, I knew the things to work on and the things to keep focus our energy on. [00:04:09] Oliver Fernandez: So, so we bought that business at the beginning of 2021, and we grew it from a 5 million business to 8 million. And then this year we're on target for 15 [00:04:17] Sam Wilson: million. Wow. You've tripled the volume in gosh, just a couple short years. It sounds like. Yeah. That's [00:04:24] Oliver Fernandez: awesome. [00:04:24] Sam Wilson: Yeah, that's awesome. and that's not an insignificant flooring company. [00:04:28] Sam Wilson: I mean, it sounds like you guys are doing mostly mostly commercial work through that flooring store then [00:04:32] Oliver Fernandez: it's interesting. So like, so what the, with the side that I do the one to $5 million products for the general construction business We're doing probably, five to eight jobs a year. [00:04:43] Oliver Fernandez: Right. Right. Whereas that flooring business, their average job size is $7,500. So it's a high volume. I mean, we're doing wow. Like hundreds of jobs all the time. So it's a crazy business, but. We found a way to, through all like my learning in business how to align the team and get the team working on this thing and moving it in the right direction. [00:05:04] Oliver Fernandez: Cuz just like with multifamily real estate, when you have a lot of units, when you have a lot of activity, you can't do it all on your own. And that was one of the things that I promised myself when I first got into multifamily real estate. And what really excited me about multifamily real estate was that. [00:05:19] Oliver Fernandez: The opportunity was big enough where I could have 10 people working on one problem and we could just be really good at that one. And everybody could be really good at one thing and all come together and be able to add value to create something bigger than we could have all created by ourselves. [00:05:34] Sam Wilson: Right. Right. And how do you take that? cuz that flies kind of in the face and I'll tell you, I used to own a flooring company and own a flooring store. So I know the challenges intimately and we were never. I think our biggest year was maybe a $4 million year. And if your average job size, the 7,500 bucks, you can't swing the team, the 10 members going towards solving that one unique problem, so how do those two differ and then how do you solve each of those problems? Individually. [00:05:59] Oliver Fernandez: so what we've done really good with at the flooring store is we got really good at like having everybody doing, being really good at one thing. So like we have a person that does all of our scheduling prior to that, like everybody was doing their own scheduling. [00:06:14] Oliver Fernandez: So it was like everybody was moving in a hundred different directions. So we now we've like focused it in, we got one person doing the scheduling, we got one person ordering the materials. We got one person. Doing the next job. And it's really streamlined a lot of things so that they could take ownership over all of those little projects. [00:06:31] Oliver Fernandez: Cause like there's so many little moving pieces that if someone doesn't own it, it slips through the cracks. Right. and I mean, like when we talk about like the bigger deal, it's the same thing. Like I'm really good at construction. So I focus on that. Like we bought 152 unit down in, in Atlanta, Georgia, and that property had 30 down units. [00:06:49] Oliver Fernandez: That was my entryway into multi-family real estate is because I had partners that were really good at, finding deals, being able to raise the money. And I was really good at the construction part. So we all came together and like, and then they saw how much value I was able to add to the group and they didn't have to babysit me. [00:07:07] Oliver Fernandez: all of the things that we want from our team members, I did everything I said I was gonna do. I, I showed up with a good attitude. All of those things I was doing. And then it just like, It's like, how can we do more products together? And then we went to the next one and the next one and the next one and the next one. [00:07:22] Oliver Fernandez: And then now we're just continuing to grow and scale and build off of the foundation. We've set [00:07:26] Sam Wilson: 30 down units is quite a bit. What gave you the confidence that you could turn that 152 units into something worth owning? I guess when you go into it and you're 20%, 20% of the asset is down. [00:07:39] Oliver Fernandez: Yeah. No. Well, like when you understand like the way the real estate's valued you got your income minus your expenses and divided by the cap rate. Right. So I understand that. And then you realize, okay, well there's 30 down units. If I can get all of a sudden, all that income drive, then we're gonna increase the value dramatically. [00:07:58] Oliver Fernandez: So I built the confide. And being able to do those 30 units while I was doing the single family properties and converting them into the duplex and the plexes, I, we had a tenant that moved into one of our units and the first day he moved into it, I remember my wife calling me cuz she was handling all like the leasing stuff. [00:08:18] Oliver Fernandez: And she's like, they got water in the basement. And that feeling when your heart just like literally goes into your stomach and you're. Oh crap. Right. And you're like, you're hoping these people don't like get so pissed and they move off. And then I get there and he has this big smile on my, his face. [00:08:32] Oliver Fernandez: And I was like, I was actually happy that he wasn't pissed off. And like, cuz you know I knew internally that we were gonna take care of this situation. We were gonna figure it out and take and clean it up. Sure. But I just didn't want to have to deal with like angry tenants and all that stuff. [00:08:46] Oliver Fernandez: Right. So what we did is we ended up, tearing all the walls down and. Putting this waterproofing shield up that tied into a trench drain that ran around the perimeter of the basement so that even if the water did come through the bricks, it would hit this this vapor barrier and go down and. [00:09:02] Oliver Fernandez: And we did that on that property and it was a really tough pill to swallow. Cause it was like a $20,000 bill on top of all the other construction stuff that we had going on at the time at that property. And it was at the very end. So we thought we were just at the point where we were gonna start making money. [00:09:16] Oliver Fernandez: And then always a sudden we had this big hit, but that steam lesson was the same exact lesson. I used on that 152 unit building cause 30 15 of those 30 down units actually had water issues. Oh wow. So that those water issues were solved through the exact same process. We put a vapor barrier up, the water would come through the foundation, hit the vapor barrier, then go into our trench drain and get pumped out. [00:09:44] Oliver Fernandez: So we were able to do that and get those units back online. Within the first year. And then all of a sudden, there was now 15 units producing a thousand bucks a month dropping right to the bottom line. And it increased value tremendously that [00:09:58] Sam Wilson: first year, right? Yeah. 15,000 a month. Quick math says what 180 grand, right? [00:10:06] Sam Wilson: It's a gross revenue increase. That's pretty substantial on any property. And even at a 10 cap, you just added 1.8 million to the, or to, to the value of the property. So I'm sure it traded for something different than that. So that's that's really cool. I love that. Yeah. You got, I mean, you got your hands in a lot of different things with your hands in the flooring business, with your hands in the construction company, with your hands in acquiring and running multifamily properties. [00:10:31] Sam Wilson: How do you keep it all, moving in a unified direction, is there any one of those businesses that you're ever afraid is gonna suffer? Because you're not paying attention? . [00:10:39] Oliver Fernandez: Yeah, so that's a really good point. And like I'm a big believer of like focus and attention and, that was why I love multifamily real estate because. [00:10:49] Oliver Fernandez: You could do it with partners, right? You could do it with people that also were a high level people that were a players in their own. Right. And instead of like, oftentimes, when you're in the single family game, when always renovating those single duplex triplex properties, it was like, okay, how do I squeeze the most out of this? [00:11:08] Oliver Fernandez: Like this little great. And the reason why I needed to do that is cuz there wasn't enough to go around for every. Well, at least that's what I thought in the moment. Right. Right. And where these multi-family properties, you can have a team, right? Like, so I don't, I'm not doing everything for those multi-family properties. [00:11:24] Oliver Fernandez: I mean, I have a team that handles, the investors. I have a, I have other people on the team that are handling, the loan, you know what I mean? but one thing that I do handle is the construction side of the thing. So it's like, I've carved out the construction portion of all of these things where I've been, can come in and still add value and honestly invest in these things at myself too. [00:11:44] Oliver Fernandez: Like I, I make money from the construction side and I funnel all that money into real estate. So now I'm kind of guiding that, that money as well. Do that through, through. Income replacement and building wealth. And so the, focus comes through my partners, right? So, like, I can only focus on one thing at a time, but I've put really good partners around me that also are really good at what they're doing, and they can move the ball forward without. [00:12:12] Oliver Fernandez: Having to be involved in everything and they have the same, they're putting money on the line. They're, we're all aligned in, in how we're operating together. So, so it. It really allows you to scale, like when you really think about it, like Jeff Bezos has his hand in a lot of different businesses and he's not doing everything on his own. [00:12:32] Oliver Fernandez: He has a team like same thing with Elon Musk. He's involved in a lot of different businesses. He's involved with Tesla, he's involved in SpaceX, but he has a team and he's leaning into the team and the opportunity is big enough to attract good team members where you're not having to babysit people. [00:12:48] Oliver Fernandez: All the. Right [00:12:50] Sam Wilson: man. I love it. I love it. And that's that's it's a team sport and I think you've hit on it several times just in the sense that one of the reasons we love multi-family or love commercial real estate is because, like you said, we're not squeezing that one little grape trying to get juice for everybody. [00:13:04] Sam Wilson: It's like, Hey man, there's enough here that we can bring in the right team members and build the right team and pay everybody. Well. And not worry about it. And that's, that's a unique, I think something unique in, in commercial real estate. And it's true in a lot of businesses, but particularly in commercial real estate where the numbers have enough zeros at the end of it to where you can actually do that. [00:13:23] Sam Wilson: Tell me, what is your ultimate goal when you think about your portfolio, when you think about business, where where do you want it to go? And when will you know that you've gotten there? [00:13:31] Oliver Fernandez: It's such an interesting question. and honestly I pretty, really appreciate you asking it because it gets you thinking. [00:13:37] Oliver Fernandez: So for me personally I wanna be there for my kids. I have a daughter who's two years, three months, and I have a son that's three months and. I so grateful for all of the stuff that I put in place so that I can bring them to school to every day, during the week. So I really enjoy that. [00:13:54] Oliver Fernandez: I get so much pleasure out of that. So I want to just continue to be there for my family, my kids, my wife she has her own business. So I love being able to support her and honestly, You take any strategies that I might know as, Hey baby, this will work in your business. And then next thing she's implementing her business and then she's getting massive results and she's very successful. [00:14:13] Oliver Fernandez: And she puts in the work and she puts in the energy that that's required to be successful. So, kudos to her for all that. And then, from a. Standpoint. I really want to impact a million people personally, professionally and financially through real estate and construction. And in the beginning, when I first started out and got into real estate and construction, I wanted to, I was just trying to figure out a way to, to survive and, and take care of myself. [00:14:40] Oliver Fernandez: And then it was like, how do I take care of my family? And then. As I continued to move down the path and really opening my eyes and thinking bigger about what the, the real opportunity was there. I'm like, wow. We could help so many people that we do construction for and we provide housing for, but then at the same time, I'm leading a team of people that we can, I can help them as well. [00:15:04] Oliver Fernandez: And it's just like, it's so inspiring. It wakes me up every morning to not only. To just to show up for Oliver, but to also show up for them and to continue to show them and help them develop the skillset to be able to win into in the real world, because it's not easy to do, it's not. [00:15:22] Oliver Fernandez: Like there, if you get around the right people that show you how to win and, show you how to get results, you can start duplicating it. And once you duplicate it in the business field, you duplicate it in your life, your personal life and in financial life. And then all of a sudden you start winning in all these areas that you never thought were even possible for you. [00:15:39] Sam Wilson: Yeah. That's absolutely awesome. Very, very good. Yeah. I like the idea that results are contagious. Like it doesn't matter which way it is. If the people you're around the results and the people you're around are negative and not good, those results are contagious. But the, to your point, when you surround yourself with people who are doing awesome stuff as well, those results as well are contagious. [00:15:59] Oliver Fernandez: I'll give you a definite number on the target though. Yeah. So, you know, For, from a unit standpoint I always, I've always looked up to Sam's Allen and Barry stern looking, and those guys have over a hundred thousand units. [00:16:09] Oliver Fernandez: So I'm setting them target big man. We want I'm, that's where I'm headed. [00:16:13] Sam Wilson: Wow. That's amazing. Go for it. I look forward to tracking your progress here. Oliver, you're doing some cool stuff you've made, you've made some really awesome points here today. Just about partnerships. [00:16:24] Sam Wilson: On how to grow companies, how to be involved in multiple industries and yet at the same time, be able to stay focused without, without sacrificing on any of those, individual businesses. You've talked about building teams and really putting in processes and stuff around you such that you can do, do the things that you do. [00:16:40] Sam Wilson: So really love it. Appreciate it. And thank you for taking the time to come on today. If our listeners want to get in touch with you or learn more about you, what is the best way to do that? [00:16:47] Oliver Fernandez: The best way to get in touch with me would be to reach out to me on www dot, invest with oliver.com and we could stay connected that way and really appreciate your time. [00:16:57] Oliver Fernandez: And uh, I do wanna leave with one little thing and that is when I was at 12 units, I never, in my wildest dreams ever thought I would be able to have 1200 plus units. Right. So it's like, It's so possible. Now I'm sitting here, I'm sitting here saying that we're gonna get to a hundred thousand units. [00:17:13] Oliver Fernandez: Like I don't know how it's how I'm gonna do that, but I'm willing to put the time, the energy, find the resources, build with the right team members to be able to go and do that. And you're one of them in, and I'm excited to be connecting with you today. [00:17:27] Sam Wilson: Awesome. Thank you, Oliver. I certainly appreciate your time.
“Integrity to me is one of the top foundational skills that people need to have in order to have a happy and successful life and generate success in business.” – Brett Knopf In today's episode of Tactical Friday, Brett Knopf shares a couple of tips that we can apply ourselves and how we can work with him in the future that will make the most effective sales teams. He discusses how to identify our top salespeople and how to develop leadership skills for them. Brett discusses the importance of soft skills in building a successful team. [00:01 - 01:48] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! For the first part of my interview with Brett, tune in to last Monday's episode [01:49 - 10:59] Integrity is Important Is A Foundational Skill Brett talks about identifying what your top people are doing What are they doing from a leadership perspective roles? The organic leadership qualities that they need to posses He discusses that one of the key things makes a good salesperson is empathy and interest in other people Integrity is important and salespeople should never try to take advantage of their customers [11:00 - 13:11] Closing Segment Brett coaches a small group that are looking to level in mindset, time management, organization, sales, and leadership. He invites us to visit his website: https://knopfknowssolutions.com (https://knopfknowssolutions.com) Connect with Brett (links below) Head over tohttps://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice ( myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted! Key Quote: “Identifying what your top people are doing and I don't mean top people strictly in terms of sales productivity, but what are they doing from a leadership perspective in their roles.” – Brett Knopf Connect with Brett Learn more about Brett through his website: https://knopfknowssolutions.com (https://knopfknowssolutions.com), https://www.instagram.com/knopfknows/?hl=en (Instagram), and https://www.facebook.com/bknopf (Facebook)! Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership capacity or clickhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tactical-leadership/id1498567657 ( here) to listen to our previous episodes. Tactical Leadership is brought to you by Knight Protection Services. A veteran-owned and operated company, with extensive experience in risk assessment and crime prevention. Find out more by visitinghttps://knightprotectionllc.com/ ( https://knightprotectionllc.com/) If you want to learn how to build a better business check out my website athttps://beatacticalleader.com/ ( Beatacticalleader.com). You can connect with us onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/zaknight ( LinkedIn),https://www.instagram.com/beatacticalleader/ ( Instagram), or joinhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/BATLgroup/ ( Our BATL Space) and become part of the community.
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In this episode, I dive into the world of commodity investing - share some insights into how you might want to approach investing and diversifying your portfolio with commodities. Ultimately, what do the research and data show? Tune in and read the research pieces below to help become a better investor. What are commodities? What research supports owning them over the short, medium, and long term? How do you invest in them? What are managed futures? What makes them investable? Sample allocations and performance history. Why don't people own them very often? Other thoughts and suggestions. Further Reading https://mrzepczynski.blogspot.com/2019/08/stealth-ctas-away-from-negative-hedge.html (Stealth CTAs - Away from the negative hedge fund news, systematic and trend are doing well) https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2993026 (A Century of Evidence on Trend-Following Investing) https://www.efficient.com/pdfs/Lintner_Revisited_-_The_Benefits_of_Managed_Futures_25_Years_Later.pdf (The Benefits of Managed Futures 25 Years Later) https://alphaarchitect.com/2018/06/commodities-long-run/ (COMMODITIES FOR THE LONG RUN) https://www.toptradersunplugged.com/w5ltz5p5brf73muz/ (Trend Following in a Time of Crisis) https://youtu.be/9ZrYzAY8t8I (220 - Andrew Beer, Dynamic Beta Investments - Can You Match Or Outperform Leading Hedge Funds) https://youtu.be/ITH0rIdDX0I (THE BASICS OF ALL-WEATHER INVESTING) https://youtu.be/rPtWJP0YA6s (BLNDX[ing] Trend Following and Global Equity with Standpoint's Eric Crittenden) https://youtu.be/PLARtKZ7h7w (Why Trend Following?) Our Sponsors https://www.veterinariansuccesspodcast.com/guardianvets (GuardianVets) (be sure if you reach out to mention us for 50% off your first month) https://www.veterinariansuccesspodcast.com/vetcheck-pet (VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchise)
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In this episode, I talk with Eric Crittenden, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Standpoint, an investment firm focused on bringing all-weather portfolio solutions to US investors. Eric plays an active role in the firms' research, portfolio management, product innovation, business strategy, environments and client facing activities. He believes using an all-wealth approach is the most effective way to prepare for a wide rage of market environments, while producing meaningful investment returns with limited downside risk. Eric has over 20 years experience researching, designing, and managing alternative asset portfolios on behalf of families, individuals, financial advisors, and other institution investors. Eric and I talk about circuitous paths with multi-year dead-end rabbit holes, simplicity can be the ultimate sophistication, what do clients want? What's wrong with the investing industry, strategy scaling? For people who want to understand the capital efficiency argument, this is helpful: Backtest Portfolio Asset Allocation (portfoliovisualizer.com) Portfolio 1 = a blend of the more popular managed futures strategies Portfolio 2 = 100% Portfolio 1 + 50% global equities. Equities come at the expense of T-bills Portfolio 3 = standpoint Towards the end, Eric was referencing a bond video. Here's the link: https://www.standpointfunds.com/content/bond-return-simulator I hope you enjoy this conversation with Eric as much as I did...
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00:00.00 Max Shank Welcome back everybody to Monday and mornings with max and Mike Today we were chatting before we hit record and Mike wisely suggested we hit record before we talk for an hour. We're talking about tools. We were talking about skills. Had an interesting experience where I was building a box but it wasn't any kind of box. It was actually a strongman pinata for a friend of mine and so I hung up this box in a tree. And had a sledgehammer that he had to go find as part of this scavenger hunt and when a box a wood box is not wedged against the ground if it's just hanging. 00:42.54 mikebledsoe Um. 01:52.60 Max Shank You can hit that thing pretty much as hard as you want if it's wellmade with a sledgehammer and it's really hard because the forest dissipates throughout anyway, it was a fun ah thing for my friend's birthday shout out Anders. You're the man did a great scavenger hunt. But it made me realize how little I know about the principles of woodworking construction in general and it also made me start thinking about the tools required to do certain jobs and I was talking Mike I was talking with you just a second ago. About how I breezed right past using the simple tools. Well and I just in None fell swoop I bought a friend's full set of tools when I didn't know anything I had basically just purchased a home. And I had a drill from before but I didn't really have any any tools so I bought this whole ah batch of tools and half of them I didn't even know what they were a quarter of them I knew what they were but I didn't know when to use them and the other quarter. Actually have learned how to use and it makes me wish that I had gone back and just started with a drill and a hammer and a saw or a chisel or something like that and I think um, the same thing is true for all types of education. 04:01.32 mikebledsoe Oh. 05:06.28 Max Shank I Think we fly right through so quick to ah, some end result before really understanding the principles involved. Ah I found myself having to use a little math for these projects which was very exciting but what I realized is so. Ah, cool is when you build something the the math is important but all of the geometry and stuff is very incomplete because I remember in math Class. You usually don't account for the thickness of a material so there are all these. Minor adjustments that you have to make so I think ah yeah I would ah I am doing it now I'm going back in time and relearning the the simple principles of using a saw and a drill and fastening. Pieces of wood together and cutting different types of angles and slots and it's It's been.. It's been really fun. 06:36.70 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, that that journey really resonates with me you were you were talking about the tools and ah everything that was happening over the weekend and and how you all this shit. You don't need and I had a very similar experience. Yeah I grew up I grew up in Construction. My dad had his own construction company and um, you know I witnessed him use a lot of tools that I didn't use that I never use because they were advanced So like I'd seen them and then I got a toolbox when I was a kid. I was like in my mid teens and that's that was my Christmas gift the most disappointing Christmas gift I ever received was a tool empty Toolbox I could put tools in it I would greatly appreciate that now at some it. He's like it's like like man. 08:56.90 Max Shank Sounds like the best gift ever now. 08:27.40 mikebledsoe My dad was just a little ahead of himself. Um, you know I think he was He did a good job of instilling the things that are important even if it wasn't the thing that was gonna make me the happiest in the moment. Ah, and yeah, what a good guide that guy was. 09:30.76 Max Shank Um, right I think that's called parenting. 09:06.60 mikebledsoe Ah, so um, but yeah I I spent years accumulating and losing tools and I moved around a lot so I didn't stay in one spot so something that did recently and you talked he said something you know about. 10:07.00 Max Shank Ah. 09:42.50 mikebledsoe Being able to go back in time or go back and do it over again is I I basically did that because I got I got rid of all my personal belongings in 2018 and got down to 2 bags and traveled nomatically and ah there was like None little box of tools that were. That were like they're they're good for vehicles like they're everything you would need in a vehicle to is something were to go wrong. You know, just ah, a socket set and and a few wrenches. Nothing. 11:10.40 Max Shank E. 11:21.20 Max Shank Would you know what to do I I would not know what to do ah with the perfect speaking of skills if you gave me the perfect car tool set and a car that wasn't working forget it I would have no idea how to apply that tool set. 11:09.44 mikebledsoe Yeah, well I was fortunate because my dad in his all of his foresight. He made sure I had classic cars growing up and so he made me pay for them but he really encouraged me to get classic cars because they are. 12:11.74 Max Shank Oh. 11:47.54 mikebledsoe Much easier to work on you know? Yeah, so if you anything before 1973 or 4 Yeah, everything is a hundred percent mechanical so right yeah the the electronics go as far as like the radio. 12:34.48 Max Shank They're simpler machines. 12:49.78 Max Shank No No electronics. The dash or something. Yeah. 12:26.62 mikebledsoe The yeah the dash but like you don't you don't have fuel injection. There's nothing happening in the engine that's run electronically. There's no chips. 13:25.20 Max Shank There's no power being adjusted to individual wheels during a turn via some computer making 60000 ah calculations per millisecond and you're like oh I'll just fix the computer. 12:47.80 mikebledsoe Right? right. 13:09.92 mikebledsoe Ah, yeah, so there's um, ah I think it was 1974 it was due to the oil crisis at the time which there's a lot of similarities between the 1970 s and the 2020 s in regard to if you look at. 14:20.20 Max Shank Me. 13:44.62 mikebledsoe What's happening geopolitically and economically, there's exactly yeah yeah, a little bit of pushback is what we're starting to witness with that as well. Um, yeah, there's a lot of similarities. Ah but 1 of the things that happened was in 1973 or 4 14:34.34 Max Shank Psychedelic Resurgence currently too pretty cool. 14:24.36 mikebledsoe They basically made they they wanted fuel. They wanted vehicles to become much more fuel efficient because the cost of oil was going up because of some opec shit that was going on so that's where fuel injectors came in now before that was mechanically driven fuel injection through Carburetors. So The the cool thing is is. My dad I don't know if he did this on purpose or not but with ah with a older vehicle. It is Simpler So It's easier to learn how to work on the other thing is is I'm confident now because I I rebuilt everything on cars I'm confident that if you gave me a carburet like a car that had a carburetor I could figure it out. 16:24.78 Max Shank Qua. 15:43.32 mikebledsoe And so um I'm not saying I would like figure it out like Macgyver in 10 seconds but I could I would eventually figure it out. It's been a long time but you start throwing all these electronics in and yeah, now you have to plug a computer into it just to know what's going on. So um. 16:34.68 Max Shank Down. 16:22.70 mikebledsoe So I know the basics. 17:04.66 Max Shank It's a bit of an ego. It's a bit of an ego check too to go back and relearn the simple mechanics of things right? How how exact like how fluid passes through. Ah. 16:36.20 mikebledsoe Things you think you should have learned or I should know by it as a man I should know this shit. 17:37.88 Max Shank Pipe and what happens when it meets a junction and the pressure involved right? and the action of different things and just a really basic valve a very basic pump learning how these things work because I I realized I I mean I'm still not. Ah, educated in it. But you realize just what a tremendous amount of the world Around. You is only functioning because all of these parts are working exactly as they should and as soon as they would stop. You. At least I would at the time have no clue what's wrong or even how to ah track. Ah what might be wrong is wild. 18:28.24 mikebledsoe Yeah I I find myself I want to get back to the tools but I like this track we're on because it makes me think about None thing I notice out in the world is um and again I think a lot of this has to do with. Ah. What a good job. My dad did raising me is I understand I didn't know that I understood how things worked better than most people and what I witness in the world now is people I watched them doing something I'm like don't do it like that you're going to fuck that thing up. 20:21.78 Max Shank And it seems obvious to you it. It seems like I knew this when I was 8 But that's how I would be if I went to a farm the 10 year old kid would watch me doing something be like what are you? an idiot. That's not how you dig a trench like that's not how you drive a post. 19:40.66 mikebledsoe And then it's gonna be broken or it's not gonna It's so obvious I'm like why would they do that. 19:56.78 mikebledsoe Yeah, well. 20:13.20 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, but but when it comes down to and I look at something not not only was I taught how it's not just that I was taught how to do it. My dad did a good job in teaching me like end to end how it worked and why it worked like he was very big on the principles of like. 20:59.28 Max Shank Dumb ass. 20:50.50 mikebledsoe Yeah, when you do this at least this this is the end result we're looking for and so I think a lot of times people are so focused on the end result that they don't They don't take the time to understand the process of how it gets there and they don't appreciate it either. So There's like ah, a really great appreciation that I have for. Ah technology because I understand enough about the ins and outs of how this thing works that um that it's I appreciate more and I can fix it quickly if I needed if needed. Um, so something I got into young as well as I got into computers I got into building computers. 22:30.32 Max Shank Oh my God yeah. 22:04.60 mikebledsoe And I got into running networks and yeah I can see. 22:49.22 Max Shank You can follow the flow of energy. Basically you understand the flow of energy which is about relationships like the thing that blows my mind is there's no such thing as a thing which sounds Silly. So I'm gonna say it Again. There's no such thing as a thing because it's. Only describable in relation to other things. So if you have all of these end results and you have no idea how to track the energy flow of what's going On. It's like you're just in an ocean of darkness where you have no Clue. You're just kind of being ah, bounced around. 23:22.40 mikebledsoe Yeah, there's I've had us. Ah, my most recent experience of this is um, for 14 years of entrepreneurship I never did my books I always had a bookkeeper I I outsourced it heavily and one of the reasons. 24:06.12 Max Shank By these forces. 24:35.52 Max Shank Me too still. Do. 23:59.26 mikebledsoe None of the reasons. Yeah what what? I stopped doing that recently one of the reasons I outsourced it heavily is because my none business partner ever what he had a ah master's in finance so he didn't even. He didn't even share I didn't even bother to look and he didn't share the profit loss the balance sheet like I really had no idea he would just tell me a thing. It was basically a thumbs up or thumbs down system and I was flying in the dark and um. 25:20.12 Max Shank Right. 25:34.32 Max Shank Right. 25:47.36 Max Shank Um, which has its advantages I think has its advantages. Yeah. 25:08.74 mikebledsoe At the end of the there were oh it. It allowed me to move really fast. So because of that business partner I was able to run barbell shrug with I didn't understand how I didn't understand the all the reporting but we were making millions of dollars a year. So. 26:23.36 Max Shank The. 25:46.70 mikebledsoe You know there there was a benefit now. The drawback was was when I no longer had that person and I found another I found another Cfo who also did an amazing job. But what I understood was when when that existing system ceased to be. 26:40.28 Max Shank Right. 27:07.98 Max Shank Her. 26:25.62 mikebledsoe And I didn't have all the same people. It required me to understand learn things and I felt like and and this was accurate I had to go back and learn some really fundamental things about bookkeeping about accounting about ah cash flow cause really it comes down to cash flow and Cash Flow. Management and so I mean if you look at Accounting. It's I mean it's a big scam because the whole point of accounting is so you know how much to pay in taxes at the end of the day. But if you that's what that's what modern day accounting is yeah the majority of. 28:06.26 Max Shank True True true. Yeah. 27:40.34 mikebledsoe You know I wouldn't have to spend thousands of dollars a year on accounting if cut. Yeah, exactly yeah go. Um. 28:26.16 Max Shank Is it counting kind of like cutting your switch for the Taxman You know you? you know if you're in trouble you have to like in your parents a real thug. They're like go cut a tree branch so I can beat you with it and that's what accounting is like. 28:11.22 mikebledsoe Yeah, go go pick out. Go pick out your switch. Yeah, ah so ah, so the way I look at it now is look I gotta count I handle the tax ship but my job is cash flow management and the way I see it. 29:14.22 Max Shank That's the. 29:30.28 Max Shank Which is energy management right? which comes back to relationships you got to be able to track the energy flow and the relationship from 1 point to the next just the same way you got to be able to track the gasoline from the fuel tank. 28:51.16 mikebledsoe Is if energy management and if I. 29:11.92 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 30:09.76 Max Shank All the way to the exhaust can you track that gasoline all the way through you're probably going to have a decent idea of how this system is working together and actually cash is really good symbol for fuel or vice versa actually like fuel and cash. 29:59.16 mikebledsoe I Think it's a great. Ah. 30:49.80 Max Shank And a motor is like ah you you could also think of it like a cell instead of something man-made. But actually you know an organization can be looked at as a motor or as a cell or a creature or as an ecosystem I Think the motor analogy is a little bit more. Ah, tool-based and cold and the cell analogy or like a tree or something like that. But you're still tracking the flow of energy just the same Way. You could track the flow of gasoline through a car you could track the flow of Photon Photosynthesis. Ah, through a tree and you can understand the water and how the carbon dioxide from the air is converted into sugar through this process like you can understand the energy flow and transformation and cash flow is kind of the same thing you're understanding. How energy is transformed through that organism or organization which is your business. 32:10.50 mikebledsoe Yeah, and and um, you're spot on I mean I like the the classic car mechanical analogy because it is so much simpler and so that's a great place to start if you start with the complexity of a cell. You know, now there's ah it exactly? Yeah, not. That's that's advanced I mean I think that is a great analogy but in the beginning if you don't understand the cash flow which is. 33:38.98 Max Shank Our sales team is the Mitochondria and it's like wait wait. What? no. 33:29.11 mikebledsoe Can you look at your profit loss. Can you look at your bash your balance sheet and your cash flow reporting like if you can't look at those and those tell you a story that make that they go Oh I know now how to make it doesn't It won't inform you on how to make all the decisions in your business. It's not gonna. 34:44.80 Max Shank Right. 34:06.34 mikebledsoe Gonna tell you who to hire. But it's gonna tell you what position to hire for right? And so um and people at the highest levels are making most of the decisions based on the numbers the higher up you get in your in your thinking and your business is that now here's the thing about I've learned about money. Is that I am um I'm in charge of the cash flow of my own cash flow management and the better I can manage what I currently have the more I'll be able to manage in the future If You think that. Adding more Cash. Ah I think most people walk around and I used to I used to walk around thinking like this if I just had more money then I'd be able to save and invest and I'd be I'd be a better steward of the money I had if there were more pete. That's what people. 36:36.54 Max Shank If only. 36:00.58 mikebledsoe That's what people believe but the truth is is if you become what is. 36:49.96 Max Shank It's a very protective phrase it if only I had something then I could do this other thing If only if only I Yeah, it's it's perfect. Yes, very protective. Yeah no I'm I'm good. 36:19.32 mikebledsoe Yeah, it's conditional and it's outside of yourself. You're not responsible for it. Yeah yeah. 37:23.48 Max Shank I'm not I'm barely even related to this this dream here I have nothing to do with it. So it's related to something else. My my dream. My dream is related to the breeze. 36:51.40 mikebledsoe Ah, yes, so this false belief is what keeps people in this this cycle of defeat in regard to to money is because. They don't understand how it flows because they're afraid to look at it. There's an emotional response to being present with the money. Step None is check your bank account every day now that doesn't tell you the whole story It's just a snapshot in time. But if you start doing that and then you learn about bookkeeping and you learn about. Ah. And you learn about cash flow management. You start getting to a more advanced conversation about cash flow. It is it can be in my experience. It's been incredibly painful in the short term. It's it's it can be frustrating. It takes way more time than I think it should take I sit down. 39:15.80 Max Shank Like organizing the garage for me. But but once you get the the nuts and bolts in the same place and once you get the drill and the saw and the sandpaper and the grinders and the chisels all in their own like place. 38:39.92 mikebledsoe Like organizing the garage. 39:52.28 Max Shank Then you look at this organized grid and like I was telling you before we started this show. It's ah it's never been something ah that I have had as a work environment I have just thrived in chaos as soon as something urgent comes up I go into a. Hurricane of activity and I relentlessly pursue this thing ignoring everything else. But as you know I'm 34 now I'm appreciating more and more the clarity of having a clean. Space and a tightly organized Ah Toolbox ah tool shed garage workshop all that stuff and I think that understanding ah like we say you know as within so without same thing with the organization of. Your tools which are basically ah levers to amplify your energy or refocus your energy conversion same thing with the business. It's do you have everything tightly organized so you can really see what you need to see so you can know. When it's right to use which tool available to you? Um I Like to think of that energy flow also from a ah customer flow Standpoint. There's always this flow of customers who um. 41:45.88 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 42:59.46 Max Shank You know you just capture their attention and that's the top layer of that funnel and the reason the funnel analogy works so well is because it has like gravity involved into it and there's this effortlessness where things just flow down into the funnel and it's this ah mathematical. 42:17.84 mikebledsoe O. 43:37.64 Max Shank Reduction to a focal point that um, it really describes um a nat a pretty natural probability curve too. But if you ah understand like how many people. You're capturing their attention. How many people you're keeping their attention because that's a form of energy your your attention is like I'm going to be bold here. Your attention is like Quantum energy because there is no math that can describe I mean maybe there is. There's no math that can really describe the potential power and force that can be driven ah through a person's Attention. So I think understanding how the flow of the attention of your customers and also eventually the cash of your customers is really important. For deciding which tools to use next. Do you hire a different marketing department. Do you need someone to work on ads. Do you need someone to ah improve the actual product itself because you get None of people who see it but then everyone hates it I mean it's so much easier to see. What to do next and I think uncertainty is really useful and of course the natural quality of life is uncertainty. We like to kid ourselves like we know what's going to happen next month. 45:53.14 mikebledsoe The ah anything that's certain is ah is illusory. Yeah, the trick we plan ourselves to make ourselves feel safe so that we can actually get shit done If yeah. 46:44.66 Max Shank Right? But but the more but but it does feel. Yeah and it does feel safer when we know more stuff like the illusion is useful. You know if we didn't have that illusion. We could not have this weekly appointment that I have found very. 46:34.58 mikebledsoe Absolutely not? yeah. 47:22.82 Max Shank That I have found very enriching We have to both believe the lie of next fucking monday. 46:50.86 mikebledsoe Yeah, well the live that there's days of the week for one wait. Not yeah, but um, but it's it's a useful to useful belief to use it very confident. 47:43.96 Max Shank Right? And that there will be a next one I feel pretty confident that we will talk again next week but what's that confidence based on. It's not based on certainty. What's that. 47:30.24 mikebledsoe Um, I mean I be ah well look I the way another something I find very useful is attention is the most important thing because I love what Tony Robbins says which is where your attention goes energy flows and. 48:21.52 Max Shank Voodoo. 48:46.94 Max Shank Right. 48:09.52 mikebledsoe Incredibly accurate. Here's the thing your energy is flowing all the time. No matter what it is moving and flowing and your attention is dictating where it goes and so a lot of times the the hardest thing for someone to do the the highest amount of effort. To get something going is to make the choice to do it to change the inertia of the moment. Oh I'm lying in bed right now. But I I want to go for a walk I Want to go work out the hardest part of starting to work out is actually putting on. Your gym clothes and walking into the gym and doing the None movement. That's the hardest part after that working out's enjoyable sometimes going to bed is hard to do. But once you get in bed. You're glad you're there. It's because we are. 50:31.96 Max Shank And then. 49:57.28 mikebledsoe Constantly choosing where our tension is at the energy is moving. So I think that I didn't get. 50:47.74 Max Shank Or or we're just scratching an itch like the the itch becomes enough that we get up and scratch it and that's that's really all it is is you're waiting for a painful enough catalyst and and and then you could argue that nothing is difficult. 50:25.94 mikebledsoe It's painful enough enough pain. 51:25.44 Max Shank It's just that you have this sensation of things you do want to do this sensation of things You don't want to do and if you don't want to do it. The pain has to be very significant and if you already want to do it. The pain could be almost nothing. 51:13.68 mikebledsoe Yeah, and you know we're surrounded by people who try to warn us about the the incoming pain they say you know if you keep doing things this way then the pain. The pain is gonna get really big but you don't you don't believe it. You don't believe it and then. 52:18.22 Max Shank Oh my oh my god I hate that I hate that um it make okay Jesus oh god. 51:52.80 mikebledsoe And then one day they're fucking right? They you're like oh the pain is really outrageous now Oh had I only listened and made a different choice a little bit sooner I'd experience less pain right now. It's a good teacher. 52:58.34 Max Shank Regrets. But how do you? How do you? determine fact from fiction like like rightfully so rightfully so an orthopedic surgeon could say don't do jujitsu. The risk is not worth it. 52:28.76 mikebledsoe What what you got it. We got it. 52:45.24 mikebledsoe Totally totally. 53:31.58 Max Shank You're going to hurt yourself and you could a ah like hurt yourself badly and be like oh I should've listened to that guy or or you might not, you might have you know 40 years of fun and family and camaraderie not hurt yourself. Or see a combination of both. You could have this community and family and quality that you love and totally fuck yourself up and go you know what? I think that was still worth it. I mean look people still do Crossfit Pretty aggressively beyond their capacity and frankly. 53:43.56 mikebledsoe You still have. 54:43.74 Max Shank Whatever Kinks you're into exercise-wise powerlifting Olympic lifting I'm a bit of a tennis nut at the moment. It doesn't matter your flavor. Um, but as long as you're willing to pay the price who am I to say that you shouldn't pay that price because if you're getting a lot more out of something. 54:38.64 mikebledsoe Um, ah. 55:22.52 Max Shank Community Family activity. Even if you're ah, harming yourself to some extent Maybe as long as you think it's worth the price. You know who am I to say. 54:56.58 mikebledsoe Yeah, well deciding who you're going to listen to who gives you the advice right? like like like an like an orthopedic surgeon telling you not to do jijitsu First you have to consider they're coming at you from an orthopedic surgeon perspective. 55:51.84 Max Shank So tough. 55:34.70 mikebledsoe Who probably doesn't do jujitsu and they're looking at you and going look I can I can tell you that this can be a ah poor choice in the ah in the realm of ah your bone and joint health you know and you go Okay, but what about all the other benefits. 56:45.58 Max Shank Oh. Right? And you can't calculate. It. It's unknowable. That's why decision making is so tough. 56:14.52 mikebledsoe You know that might come along with it and so so so so there's 2 ways that you can learn None is you can just wait for things to be so painful that you figure it out and you learn that way and or you could listen to other people now. We have and ah some people are yeah well you can also but here's the thing is it's not just you don't want to just listen to anybody right? you guys? What would you have is. 57:37.38 Max Shank So through Belief or experience. 57:54.40 Max Shank Ah, no, no, no, no, but but you can learn those two ways you can believe someone or you can experience it firsthand. 57:24.56 mikebledsoe Totally totally and so you got to be careful about who you believe and you you got to go with their track record right? And so this is one of the things that I notice is that this is one of the this where wisdom is missing So wisdom can be passed down. 58:16.56 Max Shank Yeah, no shit. 58:03.80 mikebledsoe Or it can be developed by yourself and the problem is is that people are listening to people who have very poor track records and it's very fucking true and so a lot of times. Ah. 58:49.52 Max Shank The. 59:07.82 Max Shank Ah, yeah. 58:38.96 mikebledsoe For instance, someone might listen to you know I won't get into anything that's too controversial. But yeah, the last couple years there was a lot of people giving advice from a place of authority that was that were obvious that they were not in alignment. 59:26.48 Max Shank It's got to be a fable for that or something. 59:45.36 Max Shank Bold claims. 59:17.34 mikebledsoe Personally with the advice they were giving ah it was obvious that these were policies that were being passed down from a political perspective not due to science or or true ah medicine right? so. 01:00:24.38 Max Shank Um, you mean Hypocrisy hypocrisy. 59:54.90 mikebledsoe So but then I I look at a guy like Paul check and I go and ah, most people look at what Paul check says if they listen what he says a go that guy's fucking crazy I don't know how you could listen to that guy and I go. Ah. 01:01:06.42 Max Shank Um, is that what most people say Ah, ah. 01:00:32.62 mikebledsoe Yeah, if you introduce him to a mainstream person I'm talking about the mainstream people they they listen to them. They're like they're like man they may not say he's they may not say he's wrong, but they feel like he's extreme right? and and he is to you know he he's hes all in on the lifestyle. 01:01:47.12 Max Shank He's he's beyond its extreme. It's incredible to see Actually you know the library and the the rocks and the the water charging and electric she and he is like this is what I'm doing I'm going to do this all day every day. 01:01:31.74 mikebledsoe Yeah, well he he's the. 01:02:22.60 Max Shank And this is what I got and very unapologetic I think he's ah, a really, He's a really cool cat. You know he's He's all in on that thing. 01:01:50.98 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, and I'm not I'd say I'm on board with him for 98% of it and you know just every once when I'm like and not really for me. Not gonna fault him for. But yeah, like like who am I but um, but that's the guy listened to. 01:02:52.84 Max Shank Um, yeah, he's a wizard. Right. 01:02:30.48 mikebledsoe Like if I want health advice I listen to him I listen to Alex Rachinski he's one of ah Paul Chick's top guys. 01:03:17.90 Max Shank So you got to be careful who you trust because you can make a ton of benefit trusting the right person like I got to trust you or someone like you to fix my car if you trust the wrong person to fix your car car's going to be fucked up. It's going to cost you a lot of money same thing with your body if someone's like hey. 01:02:53.78 mikebledsoe Right. 01:03:56.30 Max Shank You know, don't eat bananas because they have too much sugar. Maybe you believe that and you never have a banana and that's maybe not going to hurt you but you may be missing out so there it can be a negative. It can be just removing of a positive. 01:03:24.40 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, yeah. And we got look Yeah, we look at be one ways is track records but the other thing is also a lot of times people I think people are searching for that perfect mentor like this person has everything that I want and that's probably not going to happen and. 01:04:53.48 Max Shank Oo yeah, the perfect teacher I'm just waiting I'm gonna I'm gonna really get it together once I find the perfect teacher see the problem Mike is I don't have a good role model I got all these guys that are like 90% role models. But it's just not enough for me to try anything yet. But. 01:04:28.74 mikebledsoe A. 01:05:27.42 Max Shank I Know the right guy is out there when I find him. 01:04:46.20 mikebledsoe Yeah, so what I but I um I saw a a psychic once and she said stop looking for a mentor. There aren't any for you. You're gonna be your own and and I was like okay, whatever and um. 01:05:54.32 Max Shank Oh yeah. 01:05:26.12 mikebledsoe And and but it did get me thinking and I go you know there is no one person who really is living the lifestyle that I want to live like there's like if I really sit and dream about what's my ideal Lifestyle. No One's doing it now. There are people who have figured out the business stuff. Are people who figured out the health stuff they have figured out the things that I'm interested in but they I don't know anyone who's figured out the business side and the health side and the family side and all these things. Yeah except for max. Yeah, That's why you're here, but um, ah the. 01:06:47.80 Max Shank It's very exciting. 01:07:05.60 Max Shank Um, except for me except for me obviously. Is that is that a dig at both of us that we're that we're here Talking. He's like it's like you're such a loser. You're here talking to me. Ah. 01:06:44.72 mikebledsoe Are. 01:07:01.74 mikebledsoe So My my what I started doing I was like I was like look I'm gonna just learn about business from this guy I don't you know what? if he starts talking about anything that's not business grain assault it doesn't mean I'm gonna stop listening but I understand that he's the expert in this. And I'm gonna take from that he may be great. There's so many people who are really good at business and some of the health advice they give is really good for someone who's just obese and out of shape. But you know like they're not giving me health advice and someone who is some of the the top people in Health I mean you know you know this as well Like. Don't listen them for business advice at all and you want the relationships totally. 01:09:06.38 Max Shank Or or relationship advice or you know language communication skills I mean you know you gotta separate the trait from the the persona like this mask that people like people just wear this mask and they're like I'm this guy I'm. 01:08:47.58 mikebledsoe E. 01:09:45.84 Max Shank This is my character.. What do you think?? Ah, the last thing you want to do because then you get trapped two ways. Ah you'll dislike some people so ah, aggressively. That you'll ignore what they say even if they say something really wise that would be super helpful for you. So I think I'm actually quite good at this because I dislike so many. No I'm just kidding but you have to be able to separate the bit of information that is being. 01:09:35.76 mikebledsoe Um, yeah, have the um. 01:10:49.84 Max Shank Sent to you that you are receiving the message that you're receiving from the messenger. It's like don't kill the messenger but hey look don't glorify him either and that's maybe the the key to messaging in general is you don't want to glorify but you also don't want to kill the messenger and it should. 01:10:21.26 mikebledsoe Um, yeah, um. 01:11:26.14 Max Shank You want to try to separate it from how you feel about the ah the persona or the the mask um it it makes me think of ancient Egypt. Of course where they would do trials in the dark so you couldn't be swayed by knowing who was who ah so. 01:11:14.80 mikebledsoe Move. 01:12:04.20 Max Shank I Think that's really important but certainly ah. 01:11:30.58 mikebledsoe It's a skill. It's a skill to develop is to not throw the baby out with the bathwater and I I um I ah yeah I was talking to Ashley the other day I was like I'm she's like. 01:12:22.64 Max Shank It's like a ego release I don't like that guy So I'm gonna reject him. 01:12:06.16 mikebledsoe Man you you tend to get a lot of hard cases like I'm I'm very good at dealing with difficult men men who tend to be you know? Ah,, there's something that's that's wounded or there's some like heavy. Ah, ego or whatever it is. They're real heavy and something and they they tend they um they tend to they tend to turn a lot of people off. But for some reason I have the patience to sit through some of the bullshit or. 01:13:34.80 Max Shank Feels like I'm being attacked right now. 01:13:19.54 mikebledsoe You know, a lot of the the what's guarded in order to get to the gold and I was like yeah think that like like I I'm not quick to and a lot of it just comes down to Judgment. It's like yeah I'm I'm really just always looking for the good and everybody and. And not that they're a good person but that they have something that is of value I look for the value in every single person because I know that every single person they know something deeply that I I don't know yet and ah everything about who they are is what has created that. 01:15:01.72 Max Shank Oh. 01:14:34.60 mikebledsoe That possibility from that for them to have that Knowledge. So for me to judge all parts of them before I get to that nugget would it would keep me from finding it but also like coming from a place of appreciating like the reason a guy you know. But try to stay away from naming names. But the reason some of these people that they're they're kind of crazy in a lot of ways. They're not.. They're not mainstream, but the the gold is with the people who are so outside they're outliers that most people can't understand or get along with them. 01:16:05.20 Max Shank Crazy compared to what I mean they're all relative terms. But I think that's. 01:16:24.80 Max Shank The freaks the freaks the teslas you know the person the the ah marcones they're like hey what do you think if we like vibrate something through the air across the atlantic and they're like yeah that sounds that would be really nice if we could send messages. 01:15:48.12 mikebledsoe But free. Yeah. 01:17:03.82 Max Shank Across this gigantic Ocean. They're like yeah,, let's let's try it out like the freaks are where you get like the really juicy Gold. It's like we all get a shovel and if you dig one hole your entire Life. You're going to dig a lot deeper into that topic or you can dig a bunch of different holes. Like I'll dig a tennis hole over here I'll dig a fitness hole over here I'll dig a you know philosophy hole over here and like a nietzsche hole and a young and you know you're digging all these holes but the people who only dig one hole and they go all the way down they go as deep as they can. With this fucking topic I speak from personal experience because while I have a lot of diverse interests. It All does come back to energy transformation whether it's tennis where we're like I'm literally transforming the ah energy of my body. Transferring it into the ball when I'm playing music same thing I'm basically turning sausages into sound with my fingers. So I eat sausages I get the energy to move my fingers. It makes noise. It's incredible. But. I have spent such a tremendous amount of time in ah fitness and Health ah pain Mobility Strength athleticism that I feel a little crazy about it and you can't help Um, but. Feel compassion for people who are just barely into the Journey. You know you realize like are they bad? Are they good. It's like they're on a different path even if they're on the same path as you they're either ahead or behind or left or right it's um, it's It's all compassion related that allows you. To let people feel free and open to let that energy out because usually it's an energy blockage and that's what the ego is the ego is like an energy trap and it it captures some of the shit right? you and I have a conversation. And it's basically 1 plus 1 makes 3 because it's you and I and now there's this ah Harmony or resonance between us and it could be more dissonant or it could be more resonant and harmonious. But it's this third, it's this. Third thing that is the relationship between those entities and if you say something I like or you just say nice things about me. Maybe my ego filter will like capture those things I'll be like ah I'm gonna I'm gonna store this energy up now and it's usually not conscious. 01:21:35.28 mikebledsoe A. 01:22:35.68 Max Shank Which things we store and which things we don't but it can ah it can direct the flow and it can also plug the flow if you get too much ego in there. So the ego diverts the flow but it can also clog it up a little bit. 01:22:25.38 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, agreed I want to shift back because I never finished one point that I got what is extremely practical for people and that is started saying that. 01:23:11.92 Max Shank That's kind of how I think of it. 01:23:02.20 mikebledsoe When you were talking about being able to go back and rebuild your toolset and I did that because I went nomadic didn't have anything and I've since purchased a house three months ago and I rented a house for twelve months in Austin Texas and. It was I still didn't a it didn't feel like home didn't I didn't feel very permanent I really couldn't do anything to the House. So I I didn't accumulate any new tools there but in the last three months of owning a home I have a i. 01:24:37.30 Max Shank A. 01:24:12.46 mikebledsoe I've been very selective about which tools I buy because I walk into home Depot now and I want to buy everything I'm like oh I know what this could be used for I Know what this could be used for. But I yeah but that's that's the um. 01:25:09.52 Max Shank That's what I did I was like supermarket sweep I was like hustling around there with a shopping cart just throwing stuff in the thing. 01:24:49.40 mikebledsoe That's that's the warrior energy. Um Paul check had this conversation with me Doug and anders and he talked yeah, the the warrior tries to fucking kill everything and and part of that is he tries to accumulate the the warrior doesn't isn't worried about boundaries. 01:25:45.66 Max Shank Hoarding. 01:25:25.80 mikebledsoe He wants to see how big he can build the empire. How much can I accomplish how much can I accumulate The warrior is trying to accumulate and accomplish as much as possible. Yeah, it's the end and then and then when you move into the King Archetype What? you. 01:26:28.60 Max Shank It's like the inhale. 01:26:01.42 mikebledsoe What you move into is you and you realize how much energy is needed to maintain. Ah all of those new those boundaries. It's like oh I could go weigh the fuck over there but do I want to build a wall that far out and then have to protect. 01:27:15.96 Max Shank Manage it. 01:26:38.94 mikebledsoe And manage everything inside that wall and so a good king when when Matures well goes. You know what? I'm gonna I'm gonna draw a boundary that's inside of my ability to manage it and this goes back to money management too. It's like living within your means is a really good practical application of this. Spend less than you make and so the the War The the warrior will walk into home Depot and fill the basket with a bunch of stuff that he thinks he may need ah for some future project because there's an idea but when you when someone gets in the King Archetype which. 01:28:04.60 Max Shank Seems simple. 01:27:56.30 mikebledsoe Like it's funny because I I heard this and as I've you know in the last couple years I've I've felt myself moving into it and I think that especially especially in the the spiritual community right now people are like talking about Kings and queens and all this in in the woooo community. 01:29:07.88 Max Shank I Prefer to be a thought of as a God King is a little lower I wanted to be like the emperor of exercise for a while but it didn't really satisfy my craving for divine power. So I'm skipping I was warrior for a long time Emperor king. 01:28:34.94 mikebledsoe A. 01:29:01.50 mikebledsoe Well I think what's important when we think about archetypes is you're you are able to ah cultivate the energy of that archetype you are not that archetype don't don't let the ego get confused and that you're not a King you're not. 01:29:45.14 Max Shank Not really my speed. So. 01:30:20.58 Max Shank It's like putting on a persona. 01:29:40.96 mikebledsoe You're not a warrior you are you are inhabiting the energy of a warrior you are inhabiting and so I think that's it's you're playing a character. It's It's a really healthy place to approach psychologically because it allows you to be much more agile in your thinking and your ability to to. 01:30:38.60 Max Shank You're playing a character almost. 01:30:20.24 mikebledsoe Show up the way is needed for the the moment people who get stuck in 1 identity you know thing it works for a while and then it becomes troublesome but going back to the. 01:31:19.44 Max Shank Well to be a good Tactician you need to be able to put yourself in the perspective of the other entities involved in your campaign. So let's say No yeah I mean. 01:30:56.16 mikebledsoe Yeah, if you're ever gonna get to that point where you're actually working strategy like you're gonna get to the you're gonna be able to happen. Yeah, well this is why if you read a king warrior magician lover in order to get to the to a really well suited King Archetype and be able to. 01:31:54.34 Max Shank Isn't all life that. 01:31:36.60 mikebledsoe Energize that well is you have to have really explored the other archetypes because you have to understand how to have command over them. Um, and so um, so for for myself instead of walking in the home depot the last few months and 01:32:35.56 Max Shank A he. 01:32:12.94 mikebledsoe I've I wanted to there was the thought oh I could get this. This would be really good for this project I should get this for whatever I said no only and my girlfriend did the same that she was like she's like what don't you get the thing you know I can tell you want to get I'm like like yeah but I'm not gonna use it today and home depot is 5 minutes from my house. 01:33:03.80 Max Shank Right. 01:33:23.18 Max Shank Yeah, boom. 01:32:49.96 mikebledsoe So it's not like you know and I know that there's there's a store near you too. It's not like you have to travel hours away to get your shit and now we got Amazon prime. Yeah, but yeah, and so now I just get I've been getting the tools that I really need. 01:33:47.88 Max Shank You can order it online. Also you can order almost any tool. 01:33:28.88 mikebledsoe For what I for that day that week. Whatever it is whatever project and only the ones I need and if I can borrow it and it's easy to get my hands on it I'll do that first because I may only need it once and so I've been slowly accumulating tools. So one of the things I've done is I've stuck with 1 brand for all my power tools. 01:34:33.00 Max Shank Um, yeah. 01:34:46.16 Max Shank I did the same ah, that's what I do I like the color it makes me feel cool. It makes me feel cool to have a drill that is like good enough for a contractor to use all day and I use it for 4 minutes every three weeks 01:34:07.56 mikebledsoe Um, and I just I go with the wall and I oh sweet they and. 01:34:36.00 mikebledsoe Exactly exactly. Ah. 01:35:23.24 Max Shank You know I have this like heavy duty I have this heavy duty like Twisty gun with this five amp hour battery twenty is so aggressive for what I usually use it for but I love having like buy once cry once get like one good. 01:35:04.92 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 01:35:59.12 Max Shank Tool especially for the core group. Ps yeah ah. 01:35:18.14 mikebledsoe Well, that's what that's what I like about that's what I like about duwalt like my dad always taught him is like get craftsman hammers because if you break the if you break the the handle on it. They replace it for free. Lifetime warranties on those things and then de walt I looked at the guarantees I shopped around I had a couple who were like oh you should get Riob I'm like have but the guarantee is not nearly as good as de waltz. 01:36:44.64 Max Shank And it depends on the person like if you go all riobi. You'll probably be fine. Um, if you want to go like see something really cool. There's actually a Youtube channel called project farm and he does these tests of tools and they're incredible. 01:36:39.14 mikebledsoe Project Farm okay 01:37:22.36 Max Shank He is really a project farm new video every Sunday guys the man he basically goes through a whole battery of tests. So. It's like a 10 to 20 minute long video. It looks like they take him ah like twenty forty hours to make per video. It's so. Brutal because he'll you know test different tools in like None different ways and really objective so he shows you what kind of wear and tear they can handle can they be left out in the rain for a week. What kind of rust if it really good so getting the right tool is a big point for this ah some some cheap ass tools are just as good if not better than the expensive ones so you don't always get what you pay for ah, the other thing I would say is even. 01:37:52.48 mikebledsoe Down. 01:38:03.82 mikebledsoe Um. Yeah. 01:39:12.46 Max Shank Gosh Even if you don't think you're very craft mine minded or craft. Ah crafty I was trying to not say crafty I was like ah you know? ah. 01:38:49.96 mikebledsoe Crafty. I I knew you wanted to say it I had to give you permission. 01:39:49.48 Max Shank A little bit of that ah feels really nice. Um, and maybe it's just maybe it's just because I don't do it very often. But every time I go into the workshop and start building things. You just get into this flow and you know the creative force is. 01:39:11.78 mikebledsoe Really good. 01:40:27.38 Max Shank Is such a ah powerful Energy. So the connection with ah the work that you do and the attention that you put into something and the result is is really neat. It doesn't have to be Woodworking. You could build stuff out of clay you could. Ah, make stuff out of legos I mean they're all different ways you do macrame That's pretty fun. 01:40:27.34 mikebledsoe Well, there's there's something primal about I think building something that has utility and that anytime I build something that that like woodworking man it just turns my my girlfriend on so much and that like and it's. 01:41:40.20 Max Shank Then you take her to the woodshed. 01:41:04.64 mikebledsoe That's right, but it's um, it The fact that ignites something in her. It's like and then that that then feeds back into me I'm like I'm like oh I did something fucking. You know, impressive and because I mean everything that we do is men is really for women you know women are. And are definitely in charge of this whole thing. Yeah. 01:42:29.32 Max Shank It's all for sex the more I think about it the more I like what? why are we? Why are we trying to get food so we can have sex later. Why are we trying to run away from the tiger. So we can have sex later. That's it why? Why are we building this. 01:42:09.58 mikebledsoe Um, yeah, yeah, was it supposed to Pat. 01:43:02.64 Max Shank This big nest to attract a female so we can have sex. It's it's ah it's all about sex across the board. All the fighting is for sex. It's is crazy. Ah, but that's the how else could it be That's light and dark connecting. 01:42:27.52 mikebledsoe Um, sex and it's crazy. Yeah. 01:42:52.42 mikebledsoe What's ah, that's how we got here as ah, that's all a human human race continues on. 01:43:35.24 Max Shank That's the vibration of everything. Evolution evolution is God's savage boredom playing out. Basically it's it's this this divine creation. Not divine necessarily but the force of creation who knows the Tao Darkness some some sort of thing. There. It's ah it's just it's just dancing on and offs at different levels and it's somehow perfectly Fair. You know what? I mean like the the forces are perfectly fair when you think about how different creatures have organized themselves some are spiky. 01:43:54.50 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 01:45:02.26 Max Shank Some are armored some are venomous. It's all just about ah energy management right? Some are really fast. Some are really so like a tortoise versus ah I don't know like a Hummingbird tortoise lives way longer. 01:44:31.44 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 01:44:56.90 mikebledsoe Yeah now. Yeah. 01:45:40.64 Max Shank Relatively speaking is a very interesting thing but so it all comes back to energy management and tools are a way to gain leverage and focus that energy we can actually focus it in like ah like a pickaxe. Something like that. So we can focus energy down to a finer point or we can focus it on to ah a much larger area like a mallet or something like that and using the right tool for the job is is pretty big. 01:46:01.60 mikebledsoe Um, yeah I would find the same thing in the kitchen I witnessed people trying to cook something. They don't have the right type of pan. They don't have the right knives The knives aren't sharp the you know they don't have the right spatula like like people. 01:47:16.10 Max Shank It's a hodgepodge. 01:46:37.52 mikebledsoe People who don't like to cook usually don't have a great kitchen and if you put somebody if yeah if I put somebody who doesn't like to cook in my house for a month and we started cooking together I bet you they start liking to cook because they go. 01:47:31.60 Max Shank Chicken or the egg right? ah. 01:47:14.00 mikebledsoe Oh it's actually really easy. Yeah, you just do this and then you do this and then it's very low effort. Yeah, you can get exactly what you want and yeah have some music playing. Yeah. 01:48:00.48 Max Shank Can always get exactly what you want easy to modify have a bunch of different sauces handy when when I cook. That's how I like to do it I like to give a few options make it really modular like I get the. Couple meats get a couple breads get a couple sauces mix and match Boom Boom Boom We're off track. Let's bring it. Let's bring it home. Okay, so the topic again was tools and skills. We talked about role models which is kind of a cool. Um. 01:48:00.60 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah I think we nail the topics fairly. Well yeah I was bring a home tools and skills. 01:49:15.26 Max Shank Way to bring it all together. Um not necessarily lumping the the practitioner with the skill that you're trying to learn right? That's that's a big that's a big one. 01:48:57.40 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, like like ah, choosing who you learn from wisely. You know, understanding what they're an expert at what they're not an expert at. Um, sticking with just the things that an expert at and then also judging how much of an expert they are at that thing based on their track record and if you can find somebody has a track record that's decades old you're doing pretty fucking Good. So But yeah in regard that. 01:50:31.94 Max Shank Yeah, it's good to be objective. Yeah, ah basically you're talking about who who to choosing who to trust which ah, that's a big one for any relationship right. 01:49:56.40 mikebledsoe How to choose a ah wise elder. 01:50:07.60 mikebledsoe Um, yeah. Yeah, so mentor Mentee so we're gonna pick up a lot. You know you could either fumble through and try to figure things out for yourself which you will do a lot of that. That's that's gonna be ever present in your life. You should always be you know. How much time did I in the last year did I spend in Quickbooks just fumbling around and doing things and then seeing the report and going and then realizing oh I should categorize this like this and because I want my report to look like this and it took a lot of fumbling around. While also having a mentor for the whole thing so it was a mix of the two is a mix of getting some instruction from someone who's got decades of experience that has proof in the pudding and then also fumbling around a lot myself and then realizing that this is one of the things that's like really great about being older. 01:52:32.98 Max Shank The fumbling is fun. 01:52:45.86 Max Shank Oh shit, he's older now appeal to authority old man I'm old listen to me I'm old. That's what you sound like Mike Trust trust me I'm old trust me I'm old. 01:52:05.44 mikebledsoe Is I now I now have a history of I have enough History. Ah. Ah, it's true though you should listen listen up listen up. Well you know there there are some people who are 40 that haven't really paid attention maybe shouldn't listen to them I think I've paid attention to about half of my life. So I'm doing okay, but. I Think that with age comes the perspective and that I now understand how long it takes to learn something to be actually skilled at it for me exactly and so and so like it used to I used to believe that I should be able. 01:54:00.38 Max Shank For you? Yeah, totally. 01:53:38.40 mikebledsoe This happens with athletes all the time they get in the gym I want to squat £500 like you do squat £300 right now. It's gonna take you maybe years to get to 500 and they're like no I'll get there faster like £5 a week times so many weeks and and maybe but but um, but what i. 01:54:45.16 Max Shank Maybe yeah. 01:54:16.34 mikebledsoe What I look at is I mean I miscalculate my progress constantly and in the wait room. 01:55:06.22 Max Shank I Always calculate my progress perfectly. What do you think of that this is all working exactly as I planned talking to you. 01:54:32.88 mikebledsoe Ah, so. So the so but I realize how how long it takes me to learn something and so I give myself so much more grace and which is interesting is because when I give myself grace and I give myself. A lot of time to learn something and even when I went through this financial course they were like you should be able to get through this in this amount of time and I I So came back to them within a couple weeks after looking at the content I go. It's gonna take me about twice as long and part of it is I Really like to get into the content I don't want to just pass over it. 01:56:34.74 Max Shank People are different too I know exactly what you're talking about I am the same way and the the reaction the ego reaction when I try to learn something new. A lot of the time especially in the workshop is holy fuck I'm retarded I am so so. 01:55:56.28 mikebledsoe Um, yeah. 01:57:11.62 Max Shank I am so stupid I can't build a box. How am I going to build this fucking box and I'm drawing stuff on a piece of paper and I'm like I can't make 3 dimensions on a None dimensional paper I don't know how to fucking draw this thing and then so I'm here I'm like in my garage sweating suffering thinking. Um, how fucking stupid am I that I can't make a square I can't do it I can draw a square but the idea of manufacture. So what I ended up doing is I took a bunch of tiny planks and I learned about the relationship of pieces of wood. By thickness width and length and I made these boards that have a one ah for thickness to None to width and None to length and I learned how they fit together not thinking of the dimensions as um. Metrics that we normally use like ah imperial or metric I thought of them as ratios and figured out how to put stuff and it wasn't until I held these boards in my hands and actually glued some of them together these tiny little ah ratio. 01:58:33.60 mikebledsoe Um, yeah, yeah. 01:58:50.74 mikebledsoe Um, yeah. 01:59:49.24 Max Shank Ah, tester board like I I want to like give the other retarded kids who might feel like me some of these boards because it wasn't until I made these that I was like oh that's how you can factor in the thickness to join stuff together. But I so resonate with you because I also like to go deep into a topic. And if I just kind of ah glance through it I just feel stupid I feel so far behind it's it's it's Crazy. It's crazy how how like dumb I feel but then this is where it's cool because what you said is awesome. That is what allows you to have. 01:59:59.70 mikebledsoe Ah, accurate. Well. 02:01:04.90 Max Shank Compassion for others is when you're fumbling around and you're like God if I'm like this like maybe it's It's differently hard for other people to to do other stuff because you know words are tools also and most people um, not only talk shit but they talk like shit. 02:00:44.34 mikebledsoe Um, yeah. 02:01:41.88 Max Shank Can't express themselves very well at all and should you like blame them and shame them or should you recognize that they've just had this working pattern for a really long time and it really changes the perspective. 02:01:19.40 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, yeah, absolutely. 02:02:19.68 Max Shank That was a good one. 02:01:38.88 mikebledsoe That was a good one. Yeah, so so you're gonna fumble around listen to listen to people who have good track records and yeah, really I think one of the key points you brought home was pay attention. 02:02:30.16 Max Shank Ladies and gentlemen. 02:02:14.22 mikebledsoe Energy ins and outs and everything in between so people normally see how that you know they know how to put gas in the gas tank and they know to push the pedal and steer the car and that's usually where the knowledge ends and if you want to have a ah. Ah, deeper understanding of it I think that's a good way to approach it when it comes to money when it comes to cars when it comes to the plumbing in your house. Um, yeah, yeah I had somebody. You know, screw some up with the plumbing in my house I'm like how did you get? How did you do that? It's like you know you shoot and put that. 02:04:06.00 Max Shank There. 02:03:30.34 mikebledsoe There and they're like why I go oh because they'll get stuck down the pipe to today then they're like oh I didn't think about that I was like oh I realized they didn't think about the entire system of plumbing. They've existed on the planet for 30 years and never thought about it. But now they will um but ah yeah I think I think we. That's a good Let's get a little cap on this. 02:04:52.44 Max Shank Yeah I I love it man um you want to step one understand the flow of energy and the path and the components involved and step 2 is you want to learn how to manage. 02:04:42.28 mikebledsoe Um, a is it is. 02:05:28.98 Max Shank That energy flow cash flow conversation flow um managing the flow of energy using tools in the physical world like on a piece of wood or managing the flow of energy using the tools called words to direct the flow of attention which is perhaps the most. Ah, powerful energy because it is full on quantum as it relates to our human conspiracy called language and um, you know use the right tool for the job you can significantly amplify the output energy versus the input energy using. Leverage and that that's that's it folks that was awesome I had so much fun talking about that today I had so much fun building shit I I built this box. It was indestructible for my buddy oners I called a strong man pinata I made him climb up a tree. 02:06:08.14 mikebledsoe Beautifully said beautifully said. Yeah yeah. 02:06:30.54 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, yeah. 02:07:26.76 Max Shank To grab a sledgehammer and then I locked this box that I built and this box was like bombproof. It was like one inch thick plywood on all sides with 2 by 4 s reinforcing the inside. It was so fucking na he hit it like a none times and that. It would not break so I had to ah take it off the chains and put it on the ground then he could finally hit it against something but it was it was so much fun. Another box. 02:07:39.42 mikebledsoe What was inside. 02:07:52.78 mikebledsoe Um, very clever. 02:08:37.72 Max Shank Ah, and then ah and then a little piece of paper with a clue. There was nothing for him except go to the next step in the but it was awesome. Ah, anyway it was. It was so good. Um. 02:08:09.48 mikebledsoe Ah, oh so it's just a piece of the scavenger hunt. Okay, got it. 02:09:16.70 Max Shank Anyway, Mike thanks for the the chat that was awesome I loved the way that we managed our energy today. Thanks everybody for listening catch y'all next week Mike where can they find you. 02:08:36.86 mikebledsoe Absolutely
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Learn how to do spiritual battle against the principalities trying to silence the message God has given you from this message by our monthly guest Rabbi Curt Landry. Listen to how an average Christian is affected by cancel culture, and you must begin by clearing offense from your heart. Download your copy of Rabbi Landry's Cancel Culture Prayer at https://www.curtlandry.com/cancel-culture-prayer/. Listen each week to the Ancient Principles, Kingdom Authority podcast with Curt Landry at https://www.charismapodcastnetwork.com/show/ancientprinciples.