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The Charlie Kirk Show
Woke Credit Scores, Blackrock Wages War, and Starbucks Gets Based?

The Charlie Kirk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 38:37


On another monthly installment of our regular conversations with the Blacks who run SecondVote.com, Charlie and Producer Connor sit down with Dr. Black and his wife, Congresswoman Diane Black, to discuss the importance of shopping your values and investing your money into industries, companies, and causes that align with your values. They give an update on woke capitalism and share their thoughts about shareholder vs stakeholder capitalism  before joining Charlie in offering some clarity around the ongoing, attempted Great Reset happening in front of our very eyes. All of that, PLUS: Starbucks, Carhartt, COVID and much, much more.  Besure to visit SecondVote.com and use promo code ‘CHARLIE' for an offer code  Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami from Spirituality & Health Magazine

Morgan Harper Nichols is a mixed-media artist, Christian musician, writer, and autism advocate. Her work has been featured in collaboration with Target, Starbucks, Anthropologie, Athleta, Aerie, Barnes & Noble, TJ Maxx, and more. Nichols' new book Peace is a Practice: An Invitation to Breathe Deep and Find a New Rhythm for Life examines stories from her own life and the lives of people around the world to find one common thread among humanity: We all long for peace. See Nichols' essay, art, and poetry featured in the March/April 2022 print issue of Spirituality & Health on shelves February 23rd.

RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
Ep 228: Gen U: Generation Union (feat. Jaz Brisack & Casey Moore of Starbucks Workers United)

RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 79:00


There's a new hit item on the menu at Starbucks stores across the country: a signed union card. The workers at multiple Buffalo, NY-area Starbucks stores formed Starbucks Workers United this August, in response to dangerous COVID working conditions, unequal pay, and inadequate benefits. In less than half a year, they've managed to already unionize two Buffalo-area stores, in Elmwood and in Genesee, at a company notoriously aggressive in their anti-union tactics. This is huge, a game-changing pair of victories — even in a year full of strikes and COVID walkouts. To hear the story of how these incredible Starbucks Workers United organized this victory, and how you can organize your workplace, Michael talked with the Starbucks workers Jaz Brisack & Casey Moore — or, as the Orwellian Starbucks PR calls them, “partners” — two young women who helped lead the organizing effort and succeeded in slaying the giant. During the interview, Casey and Jaz encouraged Michael to cold-call the CEO of Starbucks. And when he does, someone in Nicaragua picks up the phone. A true Rumble moment. ******** Help the workers of Starbucks get the fair pay, benefits, and protections they deserve: Contact Starbucks' Customer Support line and let them know that, as a customer, you demand that Starbucks stop trying to interfere in the Union organizing efforts. To CALL Starbucks Customer Support: 1-800-782-7282 To EMAIL : Use this form ******** To learn how to unionize your workplace, reach out to Workers United, an affiliate of the SEIU. And here's where you can learn more about or contact Starbucks Workers United. ******** More on SB Workers United: For a Newly Unionized Starbucks in Buffalo, the Future Looks Grand(e) Starbucks Workers United Brings Union Campaign Home to Seattle ******** Music: Phil Ochs, "Links on the Chain" Billy Bragg, "There is Power in a Union" ******** Sign up for Michael Moore's FREE email list at MichaelMoore.com A full transcript of this episode will be available here shortly after release. ******** Underwriters: 1) Stream Netflix's powerful experimental documentary "Procession" 2) Watch National Geographic's documentary "The First Wave" on Disney+. 3) Visit ExpressVPN.com/RUMBLE and get three extra months for free! 4) Anchor.fm lets our podcast stay independent, and can help you start your own. ******** --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 01.20.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 59:57


Magnesium is essential for the immune system, including in the fight against cancer University of Basel (Switzerland), January 19, 2022 Previous studies have shown that cancerous growths spread faster in the bodies of mice when the animals received a low-magnesium diet – and that their defense against flu viruses was also impaired. However, there has so far been little research into how exactly this mineral affects the immune system. Now, researchers have discovered that T cells can eliminate abnormal or infected cells efficiently only in a magnesium-rich environment. Specifically, magnesium is important for the function of a T cell surface protein called LFA-1. (NEXT) More lycopene linked to longer lives for people with metabolic syndrome University of Nebraska Medical Center, January 16, 2022 Higher blood levels of lycopene may reduce the risk of mortality in people with metabolic syndrome, says a new study from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Lycopene is an antioxidant that is present in red- and pink-colored fruits and vegetables. As well as being used as a food coloring, it is also used in supplements and functional foods and beverages. New data published in Nutrition Research suggests that higher serum levels of lycopene were associated with greater survival times for people with metabolic syndrome, compared to low serum levels. (NEXT) Too much sugar during adolescence may alter brain's reward circuits European Journal of Neuroscience, January 19, 2022 A new study in rats may provide significant insights into the long-term impacts of over-consumption of sugary foods during adolescence. The study shows that the enjoyment of such foods later in adulthood is reduced in those who over-consumed early in life. Investigators found that this decrease in reward relates to reduced activity in one of the key hubs of the brain's reward circuitry, called the nucleus accumbens. Such long-lasting alterations could have important implications for reward-related disorders such as substance abuse or eating disorders. (NEXT) Unveiled the epigenetic mechanism by which vitamin D modulates the tolerance of the immune system Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (Germany), January 19, 2022 In autoimmunity, the mechanisms that guarantee that our defense system does not attack our own body - tolerance to oneself - does not work properly. Multiple sclerosis, which affects one in every 1,000 people in Spain, is a serious autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the myelin sheath of some types of neurons, causing progressive neurological disability. Dr. Esteban Ballestar, leader of the Epigenetics and immune diseases group at the Josep Carrreras Leukaemia Research Institute, and Dr. Eva Martínez-Cáceres, leader of the Immunopathology group at the IGTP-Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, have recently published in the prestigious journal Cell Reports the mechanism by which vitamin D activates the tolerance program of dendritic cells. (NEXT) Study links poor sleep in seniors to more severe arteriosclerosis University of Toronto, January 19, 2022 Poor sleep quality in older people is associated with more severe arteriosclerosis in the brain as well as a greater burden of oxygen-starved tissue (infarcts) in the brain, both of which can contribute to the risk of stroke and cognitive impairment, according to the newest findings reported in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke. The relationship between cardiovascular disease and so-called "fragmented" sleep has been studied in the past, but this is the first study to look specifically for an association between sleep fragmentation and detailed microscopic measures of blood vessel damage and infarcts in autopsied brain tissue from the same individuals. Fragmented sleep occurs when sleep is interrupted by repeated awakenings or arousals. In this study, sleep was disrupted on average almost seven times per hour. Researchers found that greater sleep fragmentation was associated with 27 percent higher odds of having severe arteriosclerosis. Moreover, for each additional two arousals during one hour of sleep, researchers reported a 30 percent increase in the odds that subjects had visible signs of oxygen deprivation in their brain. (OTHER NEWS) America's New Class War Chris Hedges, January 18, 2022 There is one last hope for the United States. It does not lie in the ballot box. It lies in the union organizing and strikes by workers at Amazon, Starbucks, Uber, Lyft, John Deere, Kellogg, the Special Metals plant in Huntington, West Virginia, owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the Northwest Carpenters Union, Kroger, teachers in Chicago, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona, fast-food workers, hundreds of nurses in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Organized workers, often defying their timid union leadership, are on the march across the United States. Over four million workers, about 3% of the work force, mostly from accommodation and food services, healthcare and social assistance, transportation, housing, and utilities have walked away from jobs, rejecting poor pay along with punishing and risky working conditions. There is a growing consensus – 68% in a recent Gallup poll with that number climbing to 77% of those between the ages of 18 and 34 – that the only way left to alter the balance of power and force concessions from the ruling capitalist class is to mobilize and strike, although only 9% of the U.S. work force is unionized. Forget the woke Democrats. This is a class war. The Democratic Party will not push through the kind of radical New Deal reforms that in the 1930s staved off fascism and communism. Its empty political theater, which stretches back to the Clinton administration, was on full display in Atlanta when Biden called for revoking the filibuster to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, knowing that his chances of success are zero. Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, along with several of the state's voting rights groups, boycotted the event in a very public rebuke. They were acutely aware of Biden's cynical ploy. When the Democrats were in the minority, they clung to the filibuster like a life raft. Then Sen. Barack Obama, along with other Democrats, campaigned for it to remain in place. And a few days ago, the Democratic leadership employed the filibuster to block legislation proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz. The Democrats have been full partners in the dismantling of our democracy, refusing to banish dark and corporate money from the electoral process and governing, as Obama did, through presidential executive actions, agency “guidance,” notices and other regulatory dark matter that bypass Congress. The Democrats, who helped launch and perpetuate our endless wars, were also co-architects of trade deals such as NAFTA, expanded surveillance of citizens, militarized police, the largest prison system in the world and a raft of anti-terrorism laws such as Special Administrative Measures (SAMs) that abolish nearly all rights, including due process and attorney-client privilege, to allow suspects to be convicted and imprisoned with secret evidence they and their lawyers are not permitted to see. The squandering of staggering resources to the military — $777.7 billion a year — passed in the Senate with an 89-10 vote and in the House of Representatives with a 363-70 vote, coupled with the $80 billion spent annually on the intelligence agencies has made the military and the intelligence services, many run by private contractors such as Booz Allen Hamilton, nearly omnipotent. The Democrats long ago walked out on workers and unions. The Democratic governor of Maine, Janet Mills, for example, killed a bill a few days ago that would have allowed farm workers in the state to unionize. On all the major structural issues there is no difference between the Republicans and the Democrats. The longer the Democratic Party does not deliver real reforms to ameliorate the economic hardship, exacerbated by soaring inflation rates, the more it feeds the frustration of many of its supporters, widespread apathy (there are 80 million eligible voters, a third of the electorate, who do not cast ballots) and the hatred of the “liberal” elites stoked by Donald Trump's cultish Republican Party. Its signature infrastructure package, Build Back Better, when you read the fine print, is yet another infusion of billions of government money into corporate bank accounts. This should not surprise anyone, given who funds and controls the Democratic Party. The rapacious pillage by the elites, many of whom bankroll the Democratic Party, has accelerated since the financial crash of 2008 and the pandemic. Wall Street banks recorded record profits for 2021. As the Financial Times noted, they milked the underwriting fees from Fed-based borrowing and profited from mergers and acquisitions. They have pumped their profits, fueled by roughly $5 trillion in Fed spending since the beginning of the pandemic, as Matt Taibbi points out, into massive pay bonuses and stock buybacks. “The bulk of this new wealth—most—is being converted into compensation for a handful of executives,” Taibbi writes. “Buybacks have also been rampant in defense, pharmaceuticals, and oil & gas, all of which also just finished their second straight year of record, skyrocketing profits. We're now up to about 745 billionaires in the U.S., who've collectively seen their net worth grow about $2.1 trillion to $5 trillion since March 2020, with almost all that wealth increase tied to the Fed's ballooning balance sheet.” Kroger is typical. The corporation, which operates some 2,800 stores under different brands, including Baker's, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry's, Gerbes, Jay C Food Store, King Soopers, Mariano's, Metro Market, Pay-Less Super Markets, Pick'n Save, QFC, Ralphs, Ruler and Smith's Food and Drug, earned $4.1 billion in profits in 2020. By the end of the third quarter of 2021, it had $2.28 billion in cash, an increase of $399 million in the first quarter of 2020. Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen made over $22 million, nearly doubling the $12 million he made in 2018. This is over 900 times the salary of the average Kroger worker. Kroger in the first three quarters of 2021 also spent an estimated $1.3 billion on stock buybacks. Class struggle defines most of human history. Marx got this right. It is not a new story. The rich, throughout history, have found ways to subjugate and re-subjugate the masses. And the masses, throughout history, have cyclically awoken to throw off their chains. (NEXT) Was Peter Daszak Working For The Central Intelligence Agency? Kanekoa, January 18, 2022 “We found other coronaviruses in bats, a whole host of them, some of them looked very similar to SARS. So we sequenced the spike protein: the protein that attaches to cells. Then we… Well, I didn't do this work, but my colleagues in China did the work. You create pseudo particles, you insert the spike proteins from those viruses, see if they bind to human cells. At each step of this, you move closer and closer to this virus could really become pathogenic in people. You end up with a small number of viruses that really do look like killers." This statement was said by EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak at a 2016 forum discussing “emerging infectious diseases and the next pandemic”. Daszak, who received more than $118 million in grants and contracts from federal agencies, including $53 million from USAID, $42 million from DOD, and $15 million from HHS, appeared to boast about the manipulation of “killer” SARS-like coronaviruses carried out by his “colleagues in China” at the now infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology. According to investigative research done by independent-journalist Sam Husseini and The Intercept, much of the money awarded to EcoHealth Alliance did not focus on health or ecology, but rather on biowarfare, bioterrorism, and other dangerous uses of deadly pathogens. EcoHealth Alliance received the majority of its funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a State Department subsidiary that serves as a frequent cover for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Their second largest source of funding was from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), which is a branch of the Department of Defense (DOD) which states it is tasked to “counter and deter weapons of mass destruction and improvised threat networks.” The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has a long history of acting as a contract vehicle for various CIA covert activities. With an annual budget of over $27 billion and operations in over 100 countries, one former USAID director, John Gilligan, once admitted it was “infiltrated from top to bottom with CIA people.” Gilligan explained that “the idea was to plant operatives in every kind of activity we had overseas; government, volunteer, religious, every kind.” From 2009 to 2019, USAID partnered with EcoHealth Alliance on their PREDICT program which identified over 1,200 new viruses, including over 160 coronavirus strains; trained roughly 5,000 people around the world to identify new diseases; and improved or developed 60 research laboratories. What better way for the CIA to collect intelligence on the world's biological warfare capabilities? Dr. Andrew Huff received his Ph.D. in Environmental Health specializing in emerging diseases before becoming an Associate Vice President at EcoHealth Alliance, where he developed novel methods of bio-surveillance, data analytics, and visualization for disease detection. On January 12, 2022, Dr. Andrew Huff issued a public statement (on Twitter) in which he claimed, Peter Daszak, the President of EcoHealth Alliance, told him that he was working for the CIA. Dr. Huff continued, “…I wouldn't be surprised if the CIA / IC community orchestrated the COVID coverup acting as an intermediary between Fauci, Collins, Daszak, Baric, and many others. At best, it was the biggest criminal conspiracy in US history by bureaucrats or political appointees.” In February 2020, Daszak told University of North Carolina coronavirus researcher Dr. Ralph Baric that they should not sign the statement condemning the lab-leak theory so that it seems more independent and credible. “You, me and him should not sign this statement, so it has some distance from us and therefore doesn't work in a counterproductive way,” Daszak wrote. More unredacted emails have revealed that while these scientists held the private belief that the lab release was the most likely scenario, they still worked to seed the natural origin narrative for the public through the papers published in Nature Medicineand The Lancet. If Dr. Andrew Huff is telling the truth, Fauci, Collins, and Daszak might be covering up the lab origin not only for themselves, but also for the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Government.

Super U Podcast
How To Stay Focused | The Focus Project #1

Super U Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 14:18


Back by popular demand — this episode features an audible clip from Erik Qualman's #1 Bestselling book The Focus Project. Today's clip covers how to focus on what matters most, staying focused in an unfocused world, and becoming a focused ninja. We'll be releasing a new clip from The Focus Project every Friday in addition to our Wednesday episodes. Happy listening! 5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Have Erik speak at your conference: eq@equalman.com Motivational Speaker | Erik Qualman has inspired audiences at FedEx, Chase, ADP, Huawei, Starbucks, Godiva, FBI, Google, and many more on Digital Leadership. Learn more at https://equalman.com

Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway
The FTC's New Rules, Sony's Fall, and Starbucks 86's a Vax Mandate

Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 63:59


Kara and Scott delve into Peloton's uphill battle, and what the proposed Microsoft-Activision Blizzard deal means for Sony. Also, they unpack Kara's interview with FTC chair Lina Khan. Plus: A listener question about vertical integration. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Timcast IRL
Timcast IRL #451 - NYC Arrests CHILD Over Vax Passport, UK ENDS Passports w/Gab CEO Andrew Torba

Timcast IRL

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 121:41


Tim, Ian, Luke and Lydia join the founder and CEO of alternative social media platform Gab to discuss the removal of a child from a museum in New York City, the Carhartt company vaccine mandate email as contrasted to Starbucks' freedom-oriented stance on vaccines, Biden's horrifying prediction that the 2022 election will not be legitimate, and how big tech is fighting companies like Gab as they attempt to offer competition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Friday, January 21th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 11:25


Kids don't belong to their parents…and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Friday, January 14, 2022. If you want to see more of this sort of thing, please consider joining the Fight Laugh Feast Club. For less than a few coffees a month, you can help us build a rowdy Christian media response to liberal legacy media, big tech, and build a Christian megaphone for the truth. Got to flfnetwork.com and click on “join the club.” This resurfaced video of then MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry from 2013 is currently making the rounds on twitter. Play video: 0:00 to 0:29 "We have to break through this idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families". What you're hearing there is exhibit A of the principle of “not whether but which.” Christians need to get this in their bones. It is not whether there will be a god: it is always: which god will be worshiped and obeyed. It is not whether there will be parents; the question is only who will do the parenting? And in this case: it is not whether there will be some concept of covenant community, the only question is who will the community be and how will it be ruled and governed. Related to this is the law of displacement. I just made that up. But the point is that when the God-ordained government fails to do its God-ordained duty, another government always swoops in or creeps in to take its place. So if you're a father or mother and you are abdicating your duties as parents, it's only a matter of time before some other government will step in to do your job. And when we disobey God in these matters, we are always invite tyranny, oppression, and slavery. And if you say, me and my family are enough. My kids don't need anything else. You're disobeying God. Children born into families of at least one believing Christian parent are called “holy” – and that means they are claimed by God. And therefore, they are to be raised in the covenant community of the Church. Either you will have God's way or you will have MSNBC's way. You'll have the Biblical covenant community, or else you'll have the creepy secularist cult community. While 1950s morality was a lot more Christian, there was a humanistic, secular perversion of that traditional family that was already a weakening of the family. The strongest way to raise kids is in obedience to God. The strongest is not you huffing and puffing about being the head of your family. The strongest is not you going to all the church things. The strongest is faith in God and simple obedience to His Word. The strongest is under the blessing of God. Speaking of families taking their duties seriously, I want to tell you about Armis Dei, a Christian, Classical, and Collaborative school founded in 2021 in the lake country of Rhinelander, WI. Armis Dei is currently seeking its first Head of School. Their goal is to partner with parents to mature students to love all of God's truth so that they might live with courage in the world for His glory. Armis Dei school currently has 5 staff members and currently serve grades 4K to 5th grade with 37 students. They are planning to add an additional grade each year up through 12th grade. Even though this is a new work, its funding is solid with a growing tuition base and fundraising that will cover salaries and other start-up costs for several years. Compensation is competitive and Armis Dei intends to provide a generous income based on experience. Interested applicants should submit a resume or CV to Pastor Jeremy Vander Galien at armisdeischool@gmail.com. Speaking of confused governments: Starbucks has announced the end of its COVID vaccine requirement for its U.S. workers in response to Supreme Court ruling https://www.cbsnews.com/news/starbucks-covid-vaccine-requirement-stop-supreme-court/?fbclid=IwAR0bf1sYCsZ77bKg1pRDnbelSZBn0onzAOYhSZn1fXh2W2xQNF-QrqAbV7w Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a policy it announced earlier this month. In a memo sent Tuesday to employees, the Seattle coffee giant said it was responding to last week's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 6-3 vote, the court rejected the Biden administration's plan to require vaccines or regular COVID testing at companies with more than 100 workers. "We respect the court's ruling and will comply," Starbucks Chief Operating Officer John Culver wrote in the memo. Ahem. For the record, Mr. Culver, the court simply struck the Biden tyranny mandate down. The court is not god. You need to comply with God's word, not the word of man. Starbucks' reversal is among the most high-profile corporate actions in response to the Supreme Court ruling. Many other big companies, including Target, have been mum on their plans, although some businesses have said they will maintain plans to require vaccinations. Clothing maker Carhartt, for one, told its employees on Friday that it was sticking with its own vaccine mandate, citing the higher health risks faced by unvaccinated people. Dime Payments is a Christian-owned processing payment business. Every business needs a payment process system, so please go to https://dimepayments.com/flf and sign your business up. Working with them supports us. They wont cancel you, like Stripe canceled President Trump. They wont cancel you, like Mailchimp canceled the Babylon Bee. Check them out. At least have a phone call and tell them that CrossPolitic sent you. Go to https://dimepayments.com/flf. Ghislaine Maxwell Asks Judge for New Trial h​​ttps://www.wsj.com/articles/ghislaine-maxwell-asks-judge-for-new-trial-11642696832?mod=e2tw Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell asked a federal judge to grant her a new trial after raising concerns about statements a juror made following the disgraced socialite's conviction last month on sex-trafficking charges. In a brief letter filed late Wednesday, Bobbi Sternheim, a lawyer for Ms. Maxwell, told U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan that the attorneys had filed their motion for a new trial and related exhibits under seal. Ms. Sternheim requested that material pertaining to the juror remain sealed until after Judge Nathan rules on the motion. Lawyers for Ms. Maxwell indicated earlier this month that they would seek a new trial. After the trial, the juror, a 35-year-old man, told media outlets that sharing his experiences as a sex-abuse victim influenced deliberations. The juror told Reuters that he talked about his experience after some jurors questioned how accurate the memories of Ms. Maxwell's accusers were. “When I shared that, they were able to sort of come around on, they were able to come around on the memory aspect of the sexual abuse,” the juror said, according to Reuters. Ms. Maxwell, 60 years old, was convicted of five of six criminal counts in late December. The most serious count, sex trafficking of minors, carries a maximum of 40 years in prison. Judge Nathan has scheduled Ms. Maxwell's sentencing for June 28. During the three-week trial, federal prosecutors said that between 1994 and 2004, Ms. Maxwell recruited and groomed teens for sex acts with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. @libsoftiktok: “NYPD arrest multiple people including a young child, for trying to enter a museum (@AMNH) without proof of vaccination” Play: 0:03 to 0:14 One of the young men arrested can be heard saying “God will judge you.” Psalm of the Day: 134 0:09-1:25 Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. Or find them on our App: just search “Fight Laugh Feast” in your favorite app store and never miss a show. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. What allows us to continuing growing to take on the Big Media Lie Fest is your monthly membership support. 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The News & Why It Matters
Ep 940 | DAMAGE CONTROL: White House SCRAMBLES to Explain Biden's GAFFES

The News & Why It Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 44:59


The White House is scrambling to cover up the MANY gaffes President Biden made during his recent press conference, including comments about Ukraine and "illegitimate" 2022 election claims. Is Press Secretary Jen Psaki running out of things to say to cover everything up? A teacher has gone viral after a photo of her taping a mask to a child's face has surfaced. When will parents wake up and take their children out of public school? And lastly, Starbucks will no longer require their employees to get the vaccine. A step in the right direction? Today's Sponsors: This Valentine's Day, give a gift that will make your favorite people feel perfectly at ease every time they wear it – NEW Tommy John Loungewear, Pajamas and Underwear! Get 20% off your first order at https://www.TommyJohn.com/why There is only one Christian conservative carrier in the country with dependable coverage which sends a portion of every dollar you spend to support the First and Second Amendments, veterans, and the sanctity of life, AND which saves you money! That company is Patriot Mobile. Go to https://patriotmobile.com/pages/news-1 and get free activation with the offer code NEWS! Reliefband is the #1 FDA-cleared anti-nausea wristband that has been CLINICALLY PROVEN to quickly relieve and effectively prevent nausea. If you go to https://www.reliefband.com/ and use promo code WHY, you'll receive 20% off plus free shipping and a no questions asked 30-day money back guarantee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ron Paul Liberty Report
Is Biden Admin Provoking Russian Attack On Ukraine For Political Gain?

Ron Paul Liberty Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 35:52


There's nothing like a nice little war to rescue sagging popularity ratings and Biden's approval is deep underwater. So is the plan to urge Ukraine to provoke Russia to attack? Republicans will cheer and Democrats will cheer. Only the dead will fail to cheer. Also today: Czech drops vax mandate, Starbucks drops vax mandate, Carhartt...insists on Vax mandate!

Mike Gallagher Podcast
1-20-22 The Mike Gallagher Show Hour 2

Mike Gallagher Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 34:25


Starbucks made the announcement that they are dropping their vaccine mandate. Plus, Director Of Public Affairs at National Shooting Sports Foundation Mark Oliva joins Mike to discuss the NSSF's efforts in D.C. & more about the Shot Show! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
COVID, Coronavirus, Omicron and Delta variants, and vaccine updates for 01-20-2022

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 5:16


This is Covid 411, the latest on Omicron and other COVID variants, and new hotspots for January 20th, 2022.Now you'll start to hear stories about the quest to return to normalcy. In the U.K., masks will no longer be mandatory in public places and COVID passports won't be required for large events. Why? They're seeing infections level off. Scientists there believe the Omicron surge “has now peaked nationally.” The Prime Minister also said hospital admissions and patients in ICU are stabilizing or falling.Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated. That reverses a plan it announced just earlier this month. They said they're doing it because of the Supreme Court ruling rejecting the White House's plan to require vaccines or regular COVID testing at companies with more than 100 workers. General Electric also suspended its vaccine mandate last week.New York City's surge of cases looks like it's falling as fast as it rose. After new cases increased 26-fold in one month, they've now fallen 57% over the last week according to ABC News. Hospitalizations are declining, and the number of wastewater samples that spotted the virus have also plunged.More evidence that booster shots probably don't do much in the way of stopping transmission. A study of breakthrough Omicron cases in South Africa, where the variant emerged early on, demonstrated Omicron's ability to evade immunity generated by even the most powerful vaccine boosters. Researchers still say the vaccines protect against severe illness, but that it might not be a good idea to rely on vaccines alone in the pandemic fight. Amidst all this good news, the CDC remains at virtual war with the travel and hospitality industry anyway. Tuesday, they advised against travel to 22 more nations and territories, including Israel, Australia, Egypt, Argentina, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, and Saint Lucia. In fact, there are now over 100 countries and territories total on their “Level 4” don't-go-there list. In the United States, cases were up 38%, deaths are up 43%, and hospitalizations are up 47% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since January 14. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Tennessee, Maryland, Michigan, New York, and Indiana. There are now over 25 million active cases in the United States, at 25,035,097.The five areas with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Puerto Rico 126%. Alabama 121%. California 110%. The U.S. Virgin Islands 103%. And Louisiana 102%. The top 10 areas with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: West Feliciana, LA. Waukesha, WI. Newberry, SC. Dane, WI. Tom Green, TX. Teton, WY. Uvalde, TX. Milwaukee, WI. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. And Covington, MS.There have been at least 857,674 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related.The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 78.6%, Rhode Island at 77.9%, and Maine at 76.8%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are Wyoming at 48.2%, Alabama at 48.4%, and Mississippi at 49.1%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 63%.Globally, cases were up 66% and deaths up 19% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since January 16. There are now over 60 million active cases around the world, at 60,920,589.The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 710,928. France 436,167. India 315,158. Brazil 205,310. And Italy 192,320. There have been 5,563,818 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Covid 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Numbers by Barron's
Biden Administration Will Distribute 400 Million N95 Masks

Numbers by Barron's

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 3:52


Americans will be able to get free N95 masks at pharmacies and community health centers. Starbucks drops its vaccination requirement for employees. And SoFi is approved to become a bank-holding company. Host: Jacob Passy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Morning Announcements
Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 4:02


Today marks one year since President Joe Biden's inauguration, so let's unpack what happened during his anniversary conference. The administration also announced that they will begin making 400 million N95 masks available for free starting next week. Then, we discuss the anti-critical race theory bill that was just passed in Florida, before moving to the Supreme Court's ruling against Trump's request to block the release of White House records. To close the show, we cover Puerto Rico's bankruptcy plan and Starbucks' decision to drop its employee vaccination and testing requirements. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: “Joe Biden Live Updates” AP News: “Biden to give away 400 million N95 masks starting next week” CBS: “Florida bill would bar businesses and schools from making anyone “feel discomfort” or “guilt” about race” Axios: “Federal judge approves Puerto Rico's plan to cut debt by 80%” Salon: “Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas signs letter against Jan. 6 committee” Axios: “Federal judge approves Puerto Rico's plan to cut debt by 80%” Axios: “Starbucks drops worker vaccine or test requirement after SCOTUS ruling”

Tim Conway Jr. on Demand
Hour 3 | That Winking Chicken @ConwayShow

Tim Conway Jr. on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 35:07


Rene Reyes – Paley Center // WHIP: Starbucks trending / no mask mandate // Huge Asteroid / Cultivated meat / El Pollo Loco // Covid tests sent to your home

Hard Factor
1/20/22: Giant Russian Cats, Snow Turds, Ultimate Gaming Beds & Lots Of Boycotts!

Hard Factor

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 68:17


A history of Hawaii, RIP 'Moon Knight' star Gaspard Ulliel, Carhartt & Starbucks facing boycotts over vaccine protocol, N95 masks are coming from the government, fake SCOTUS trend and controversy created by NPR, UK and Spain are dropping all Covid restrictions, rundown of President Biden's press conference (00:21:05), Oakland School district being plagued by teachers and students boycotting in person learning, huge Maine Coon cat in Russia (00:52:25), Russian man creates giant turd out of snow, Japanese government adds a few punctuation marks for people to use and the ultimate gaming bed is unveiled. (00:00:00) - Timestamps Cup of Coffee in the Big Time (00:04:00) - Fun Fact: It is impossible for most people to lick their own elbow (00:04:50) - Holidays: National Bill Cosby Sweater Day, National Cheese Lover's Day, Women's Healthy Weight Awareness Day (00:08:40) - This Day in History: Inauguration Day. 1778 James Cook landed on Kauai island and was swiftly told to leave by locals (00:11:00) - Mentions - RIP “Moon Night” Star, Gaspard Ulliel who died in a skiing accident. (00:11:40) - Carhartt and Starbucks and other large companies facing boycotts over their vaccine policies (00:12:55) - 400 Million N95 masks will soon be available to you via our government. (00:16:18) - #3 - Fake SCOTUS Gorsuch controversy & trend created by NPR (00:19:45) - #2 - The UK and Spain are dropping ALL Covid restrictions as the beach season nears and Boris Johnson looks to distract from “Party Gate” (00:21:05) - #1 - A full rundown of President Biden's second full press conference on U.S. soil since becoming President (00:35:22) Soft Corner - Students & teachers are boycotting in-person learning over Covid protocols in Oakland, CA, and it has school officials scrambling to meet the demands of teenagers and grade school children. TikTok International Moment (00:52:25) - Russia - A 2 Year Old Maine Coon is the largest 2 year old cat in the world and is a sight for the eyes (00:56:15) - Russia - A man creates a giant turd sculpture out of snow near a burial site and was promptly arrested (00:59:01) - Japan - The Japanese government is now allowing the use of question marks and exclamation marks in punctuation!? (01:01:17) - Japan - A new “ultimate gaming bed” is unveiled and it's wildly unimpressive These stories, and much more, brought to you by our incredible sponsors: Echelon Fitness - Text FACTOR to 818181 to get up to $650 off MSRP on YOUR Home Gym Diet Smoke - Delta 8 THC Gummies http://Diet Smoke.com, promo code: FACTOR for 20% off Go to store.hardfactor.com and patreon.com/hardfactor to support the pod with incredible merch and bonus podcasts Leave us a Voicemail at 512-270-1480, send us a voice memo to hardfactorvoicemail@gmail.com, and/or leave a 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts to hear it on Friday's show Other Places to Listen: Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Lots More... Watch Full Episodes on YouTube

The John Rothmann Show Podcast
January 19, 2022:  John Rothmann - Starbucks, Stanford & the Castro Theater

The John Rothmann Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 35:20


The SCOTUS ruling last week shutting down the Biden administration's effort to enlist large employers in its vaccination campaign, experts said, would trigger a new wave of uncertainty about how companies keep workers safe from Covid-19. Now Starbucks, with 9,000 U.S. coffee shops and 200,000 workers, has become one of the first major retailers to backtrack on vaccine plans since the ruling. Also, more than 1,700 people have signed a petition calling on administrators at Stanford University to repeal their COVID-19 booster vaccine mandate for students. The petition, created last week by 23-year-old PhD student Monte Fischer, quickly gained the attention of students, alumni and professors opposed to the university's Dec. 16 order, which requires that all students provide proof of a booster dose by the end of the month, exempting only those with approved religious or medical exemptions. “We are not anti-booster or anti-vaccination,” Fischer wrote in the petition. “We are pro-bodily autonomy, and support the rights of Stanford students to evaluate the data and make their own medical choices.” The Berkeley-based concert production company behind Outside Lands said it is working in partnership with Bay Properties, Inc. — the owners of the theater — to implement a series of renovations within the historic space in the coming months, making improvements to the theater's sound system, lighting, production, heating, ventilation and air conditioning as well as upgrades to its signature vertical neon sign. A new screen and expanded backstage area are also in the works. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jack Riccardi Show
JACK RICCARDI ON DEMAND AIRED WED. 01/19/2022

Jack Riccardi Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 38:32


It's Wednesday and topics tackled today include...It has been a rough couple of weeks for the Biden Administration as Biden holds only his second solo White House news conference after hunkering down in the White House just ahead of the first anniversary of his inauguration taking questions on soaring inflation rates, covid and the spread of the Omicron variant and the stalled Build Back Better spending proposal.; Starbucks has suspended its plan to require baristas to get vaccinated or receive weekly testing in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling.; New York AG Letitia James accuses the Trump Organization of using "fraudulent or misleading asset valuations to get loans and tax breaks.; Are you ordering the "free" at home covid tests?; And Jack takes your calls on the days News and Hot topics.

The Daily Zeitgeist
Zeit Up Your Life 1/19: Starbucks, Russia, 2022 Sequels, Kathy Griffin, NBA

The Daily Zeitgeist

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 29:24


In this edition of Zeit Up Your Life, Jack and Miles discuss Starbucks scrapping their vaccine mandate, Russia's troop build-up at Ukraine's borders, Michael Mann's sequel novel 'Heat 2', 'Scream 5' topping the box office, 'Avatar 2' coming to theaters in December, Kathy Griffin begging to return from Cancelvania, and NBA news Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Rush Limbaugh Show
Daily Review with Clay and Buck - Jan 19 2022

The Rush Limbaugh Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 50:57


The Biden presidency is in a free fall and the Democrats are scrambling to keep power. Senator Marsha Blackburn on the Democrat filibuster fail, China, and the border. Democrats neglect to address the violent crime-wave across the country. Some good news! Starbucks rescinds vaccine mandate. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Rush Limbaugh Show
Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show H3 – Jan 19 2022

The Rush Limbaugh Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 45:28


Democrat-caused wave of truly brutal crime shocks country. What TV shows Buck's watching in quarantine. Starbucks rescinds vaccine mandate. NYC Mayor Eric Adams says he's afraid to use the NYC subways. Democrats are very, very afraid of Ron DeSantis. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Johnjay & Rich On Demand
Star Wars and LEO??? Okay, that's the BEST first date.

Johnjay & Rich On Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 77:35


I'm sorry. Some people are just the worst. TODAY ON THE SHOW: What is happening at Johnjay's Starbucks??? HUMPDAY DUMPDAY! We want to hear about YOUR first date "outta here" moment! Suzette's birthday review! We're playing MIC DROP and soMUCHmore!!

Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar
Wed 1/19 Special: The Cult of the Democratic Party, Covid Truth with Dr. Vinay Prasad, Congressional Corruption, & More!

Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 108:35


Krystal and Saagar talk on this special Wednesday show about the cultish behavior of the Democratic Party, the popularity of banning Congressional stock trading, tensions between Russia and Ukraine, Rep. Dan Crenshaw's meltdown, Joe Rogan censorship attempts, the billionaire problem, Starbucks workers' revolution, and fact from fiction on all things covid with Dr. Vinay Prasad. To become a Breaking Points Premium Member and watch/listen to the show uncut and 1 hour early visit: https://breakingpoints.supercast.com/ To listen to Breaking Points as a podcast, check them out on Apple and Spotify Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-points-with-krystal-and-saagar/id1570045623  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Kbsy61zJSzPxNZZ3PKbXl  Merch: https://breaking-points.myshopify.com/ Dr. Prasad's Article: https://unherd.com/2022/01/we-need-to-talk-about-the-vaccines/  Dr. Prasad's Work: https://vinayprasadmdmph.substack.com/  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUibd0E2kdF9N9e-EmIbUew  http://www.vinayakkprasad.com/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Rob Black and Your Money - Radio

Problems with 5G, Patrick O'Hare from Briefing.com, Starbucks, Dutch Bros

Super U Podcast
Four Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals​

Super U Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 6:09


How are your new year's resolutions going so far? Digital Leadership speaker Erik Qualman discusses the top four tips you'll need to achieve your goals this year. 5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Have Erik speak at your conference: eq@equalman.com Motivational Speaker | Erik Qualman has inspired audiences at FedEx, Chase, ADP, Huawei, Starbucks, Godiva, FBI, Google, and many more on Digital Leadership. Learn more at https://equalman.com

Working Capital The Real Estate Podcast
Self Storage Investing for Beginners with Paul Moore | EP88

Working Capital The Real Estate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 36:51


Paul Moore is an amazing contributor to BiggerPockets. Paul has launched multiple investments and developed companies appearing on HGTV and completed over 100 commercial & residential investments & exits in Real Estate. He has contributed in Fox business and Real Estate Guys™ Radio and is a regular contributor to BiggerPockets Producing live video and blog content. Paul also co-hosted wealth building podcast called “How to lose money” and  he has been featured on a number, over 200 at this point. Paul is a 3 time Real estate author. His new book is “Storing Up Profits: Capitalize on America's Obsession with STUFF by Investing in Self-Storage Paperback” In this episode we talked about: Paul's Bio & Background Entering Commercial & Multifamily Space Going Vertical in Self-Storage Rent Control Breaking into Self-Storage Self-Storage Performance and Risks within the recent 2 years Dislocation Aspect Underwriting of the Deals Thoughts on 2022 Outlook Why it is important to find your BIG WHY Mentorship, Resources and Lessons Learned Useful links: https://www.wellingscapital.com/resources https://podcasts.apple.com/nl/podcast/the-biggest-opportunities-in-real-estate/id1505750263?i=1000534008754&l=en Transcriptions:  So that's, that's what got me into real estate in the beginning. And then commercial, I ended up building a multifamily and operating it in the buckin oil rush of North Dakota. It was a multifamily quasi hotel. We did that for years. It was a lot of fun.   Jesse (4m 34s): That's great. So you, like, I'm not dissimilar from, from some stories and multifamily is you started with these properties, realize that you can make a dollar to two going that way. And then at what point did you end up going into the commercial space or the multi red space?   Paul (4m 50s): Yeah, so that was 20. So in 2010 we threw a bunch of friends and I threw over a million dollars to the bottom of a hole in the ground expecting about 50 times as much oil to come back out and nothing came out. And so I don't think we, I can almost certainly say we didn't think it through as well as it might sound now, but we thought, well, who made money in the gold rush? Well, those who sold the picks and shovels. So we noticed that there was a massive, massive housing shortage in North Dakota. I mean, like 10 or 20,000 people in a town of 3000, you know, sleeping in their trucks.   So we created this multifamily, which, which we ran as a, you know, sort of an extended stay hotel in 2011. And that was our entree in. And I ended up writing a book on multifamily about five years later and I was off to the races.   Jesse (5m 42s): Yeah, fair enough. I'm sure the, the Western Canadians can, can appreciate the throwing money in a hole in terms of the, so that moved from initially in Detroit, working with Ford motor company, was there an inflection point in your career where you, you said, okay, I'm going to go with the real estate way and, and left, left the job, or was it something that you kind of did on the side and kind of transitioned to?   Paul (6m 6s): Yeah. So when we launched our company, when I left Ford in 92, 93, it was actually, we started a staffing firm and I had only done a couple real estate deals on the side during those years. And honestly I hated real estate on the side, but when I had a chance to go into it full time in 2000 after we sold our company, that was, I I've honestly loved it ever since. Fair enough.   Jesse (6m 35s): Okay. So moving on to, you know, you write this book on multifamily, we're talking today about storing up profits, the, the book I mentioned at the outset, what can you tell us for the, for the average investor that say, you know, I'll give you an example is, is invested in some real estate, maybe it's on the commercial end. Maybe you, you know, whether it's single family or whatever, pick your vertical and keeps hearing about self storage. You know, we hear it, we hear it up here, you know, in the Canadian context, our friends to the south, we hear it constantly being brought up.   I think I mentioned before we had Brandon Moore or Brandon Turner on talking about self storage, but for the average investor, how would you describe the self storage vertical?   Paul (7m 17s): Yeah, so we, you know, we'd beat our head up against the wall for years looking for multifamily. And as I, you probably didn't know I'm old or, and, but seriously, those watching her going, he's really old anyway, but seriously, we, we were w w we're more conservative every year, you know, that I get, and, you know, I wanted to focus on investing and not speculating after making some mistakes in that arena. Hence the podcast name, how to lose money, but we, you know, really felt like it was like we were at the risk of overpaying for multifamily.   And unlike you, we didn't have a great acquisitions team finding those under the radar deals. And we found out that there were 53,000 self storage facilities in the us. That's the same as subway McDonald's and Starbucks combined, but three out of four are run by independent operators. And half, two thirds of those are actually run by single facility owners, which is also known as mom and pop owners.   And these mom and pops typically. I mean, first of all, the cap rates have compressed so much in the last eight or 10 years that they've doubled the value of their facility. And many of them did that by doing nothing except maybe staying the way they were, which is sometimes not always, but sometimes kind of mediocre. And so the opportunity for a medium sized company to go in and buy these facilities with this incredible intrinsic value, which I'll get into in a few minutes is enormous.   And we hadn't seen anything like that in multifamily in a long time. So we transitioned from multifamily to self storage, and then eventually also adding mobile home parks in 2018. And it's just been great. I mean, here's a couple quick stats. I mean, a couple quick issues to consider one would be that, I mean, if I'm renting a thousand dollar a month apartment from you and you raise my rent 6%, I might leave rather than commit to another 60 bucks a month or $720 a year.   But if you are renting me a self storage facility or unit, I should say, and you raise my rent 6%, well, you know, if it's a hundred dollars a month going to 106, I'm probably not going to spend a weekend rent a U-Haul get my buddies together to move my junk. I mean, excuse me, my treasures down the street, just to save six bucks a month. And that's one of the reasons that prices are so inelastic. And what I mean by that is, you know, I mean, they typically users don't leave because you raise the price, especially since most of the tenants think, Hey, I'm only going to be here a few more months anyway, and it's a month to month lease.   Well, that month to month lease has another benefit. And that is, it allows us to capture inflation. Think about it. Imagine my, my friend who has an Amazon sorting facility and has a 20 year lease on it, what's going to happen. If inflation goes way up, well, he's already locked in, or the guy with the warehouse, you know, that rents it for 10 or 20 years or a medical building. But this allows you to capture inflation increases, you know, potentially as much as every month. So we love that. There's also a ton of value adds.   Now, Jesse, the first time I heard value add self storage, I literally laughed. I thought, what are we talking about here? Four pieces of sheet metal, some rivets, a floor and a door. How are we going to do value at where where's the pain? Where's the fake hardwood flooring, where's the bark park. You know, none of that was available. And I had no idea. There were a significant number of value adds in self storage. For example, adding you hall now, adding you hall can, you can put a U haul out in front of your facility and with no cap ex nothing out of pocket, you can generate between one and $5,000 a month in commission, let's say it's $3,000 a month.   That's $36,000 a year using the commercial value at, I mean the commercial value formula, you know, 36,000 a year divided by, let's say a 6% cap rate. That's a $600,000 increase in value just by setting up a U haul operation at your facility. You can also sell locks, boxes, tape scissors, other retail items. You can add late fees. You can throw out bad tenants.   A lot of these mom and pops have a lot of delinquency. We invested in one self storage facility in grand junction, Colorado that had 80% delinquency, 80% of the tenants weren't paying or were paying late. And so there's just a lot of stuff you can do. You can add boat and RV storage, which is really popular. These days, you can add temporary storage like those, you know, storage, those boxes, and you can, there's so much, you can do two. And when you, you know, when you add the value formula and then add a little bit of safe leverage, it can really, really juice investor returns.   Okay.   Jesse (12m 42s): So I have a couple questions to start with, but just, just so I understand that correctly on the value add thing. Cause I, I never heard that concept before, either in terms of, so for example, the U haul, you basically just like you would see some industrial sites with multiple tenants that UCLU haul truck onsite, basically. That would be you, you basically getting the income for having that URL there and having individuals that are, that are tenants of yours renting that, is that correct?   Paul (13m 11s): Yeah. It wouldn't have to be tenants. Basically. You've got to, hopefully you've got a great location with high visibility on a main road you better. And these you halls will be sitting out front. People would book them from your location. And then the one catch is you have to have an employee there to check them out, you know, to sign the paperwork. And then when they come back in to sweep it out. So if you already have an employee think about self storage, how up and down somebody's hours are. I mean, I can imagine them sitting there for hours watching the security screens and Netflix.   Well, you know, it's not really a huge increase in cost to do that, but you get commission from you hall for doing this.   Jesse (13m 50s): It also be fair to say let's loop in Canada. Let's just say Canada is a big state and where you would be similar to New Jersey, New York, California. And I think Maryland in terms of rent control, the ability to remove tenants because of delinquency like you're describing here, is it, does it fall under the landlord tenant regulation in states or is it easier to, to remove them?   Paul (14m 16s): Yeah, that's another benefit of self storage is there's no eviction moratorium from COVID or from anything else, even in the height of COVID we were able to evict tenants. So that is another benefit for sure.   Jesse (14m 31s): I think the reason I bring up those states is those are all states with some form of rent, stabilization or control. And it's, it's a big factor up here, and I know it's a big factor in those states. So another appealing aspect, it seems of self storage, Paul, in terms of, so you talked, you opened the book with these, you know, different reasons that that self storage is an appealing asset class. And then you move into the ability to actually break into self storage. Cause you know, some people, if they're looking at these larger commercial deals and I think you're bringing up seven different paths about how you could get into the self storage space.   Could you talk a little bit about that?   Paul (15m 6s): Yeah. I, I wanted to write a book for bigger pockets on seven unique paths to get into commercial real estate. But instead I actually devoted the last one third of this book to that topic. And so this would apply to most, any commercial real estate. I think it's really hard for a lot of people, including myself for years to try to figure out how do I get into commercial real estate? And so the seven different paths real quick are one, some people call it stacking based on Brandon's a nomenclature there basically it would be buying a small facility, fixing it up, leasing it up, possibly refinancing, but more likely selling it and then going on to a bigger facility and then just rinse and repeat over and over.   I know that works. It's a long and winding road to the top, but it definitely will work. A second path would be being a capital raiser. Now here in the states, you've gotta be really careful with the securities and exchange commission if you're raising capital for other people's deals, but if you're a partner in the deal, or if you can work your way into a partnership with somebody for a raise and you raise the capital, that could be your specialty. And a lot of people do that are really good with people. They might have social media skills or podcasts, and they can raise a lot of money for other people's deals.   Some people have started their whole company by raising money. First Whitney Sule from the real estate syndication show. That's how he started. And he is just a master. Now at multifamily, he's raised a whole lot of money for his own deals, but he started as a capital raiser. Third would be a deal finder deal finder would be somebody who sort of serves hopefully legally in the role, similar to a commercial real estate broker and somebody who basically goes out and finds deals.   And then instead of getting a commission, they'd say, Hey, look, I like to get a piece of ownership in this deal. I'd like to stay involved and I'd like to do this over and over. And eventually hopefully, you know, you get to be a partner in that company or maybe another one. So deal finder is third. Fourth would be go big where you just start out at a high level. Let's say you won the lottery or, you know, retired from the NFL or you just have access to inherit it or your own money. You sold Bitcoin or something. And you can just start out at a high level and people do that.   It's, there's some challenges with that. Of course, path five would be, get a job. Now, most of your listeners probably thinking, I'm wait, I'm listening to Jesse to get out of my job. I don't want to get a job. Well, there are some benefits, especially if you're young to getting a job in property management or as a commercial broker or a commercial mortgage broker, possibly an asset manager, there's different things you can do to learn the lingo, learn the business, meet the people, get the connections and work your way into a career.   Six path would be taking the passive path. And that would be, you know, just becoming a professional or even a non-professional passive investor. Let's say you've got the money, but you don't have the time. You just need to do a great job. Vetting a great syndicator, check out several of them, use Bryan Burke's book, the hands-off investor, and go out. And that an organization that you can invest with and get, you know, essentially sometimes even higher returns than you'd get by yourself.   But somebody else is doing the heavy lifting. The seventh path is finding a mentor or a paid coach. And that would be, you know, finding somebody who will be willing to bring you into their training program or even somebody usually locally who will let you, you know, you trade your services for them, you know, the opportunity to hang around their office, get to know the product, get to know the company and the business as a mentee to that mentor. So those are the seven paths I talk about in the book.   Jesse (19m 5s): Yeah. What a great recap. I don't think I've, I've heard that in one, in one fell swoop, but that's pretty much covers everything. I didn't know that about Whitney. So for those interested, the syndication show, I believe it's called a fantastic podcast with Whitney and Brian Burke. We've had them on a number of times. I can't recommend that book enough. One thing I love about the book that he has is so many books are not from the limited partner's perspective, they're there from the, you know, the capital raiser or the, the GP. So it's nice, even as a GP, you really want to understand both sides of the coin.   So I'd recommend that to anybody that is interested. So Paul, from, from that outset, you know, you have these benefits of, of self storage. We go through this crazy time in the last two years, you know, the world has, hasn't probably one of the biggest health concerns of my generation. At least if not the last century and then various asset classes perform some not so well, some very well, how did self storage perform over the last two years? And maybe it's just in addition to that, what are the risks?   If, if any, with self storage?   Paul (20m 13s): Yeah, let me start with the risks. Cause I don't want to forget that it's really important. The biggest risk in self storage is really during the lease up. That's the time of the risk, at least. So in other words, we invested in a non unstabilized asset in Bradenton, Florida on a main road in a very, very booming area that had 29,000 new residential units being built in that area. Well, it was great until we tried to fill it up and that two new competitors, large national competitors had also built new facilities right down the road and the due diligence people miss this in that process, it just happened to fall right before they were really evident at any rate.   So it was harder to fill up that facility. It took two years longer than planned. And I think that is the biggest risk is large national competitors nearby by the way that eventually sold for an 80% profit to the investor. So it was great, but at any rate it was a hard road. So that's the number one risk would be competition, especially when you're unstabilized and leasing up. Other risks would include, of course, this is true for anything, a bad operator, you know, a great operator can take a mediocre deal and make it good or even great.   A terrible operator can destroy the best deal on the planet. And so bad property management, bad operator, those would be other risks with self storage, overestimating. Your ability to raise rents would be another one. You know, your, Hey it's 20% below market. Yeah. Well, there may be a reason for that. So really just, you know, things like that would be the major risks. I think if we drive around a lot of us, see just self storage in the, in the states everywhere.   And we're wondering why this has gotta be overbuilt. Well, I can take you to Nashville and show you, drive you around Nashville and show you why it is overbuilt. There's too many self storage facilities in too many locations around the city, but then I can drive you 20 minutes south to a suburb, a nice suburb Bellevue or Belmont they're neighboring suburbs. And they're completely underbuilt in fact, there's huge under supply there. And so this is why it's really important to invest with a great syndicator who uses tools like radius plus to check out, you know, the number of square feet of self storage versus, you know, the market, you know, the demographics, the number of people there.   So that's some of the risks as far as how it's done since COVID, it feels like you threw me a softball there, but I don't think you did the wall street journal, New York times, business wire and others have recently written articles basically saying that co that self storage is the big star in commercial real estate. Since COVID during COVID, we had students moving out of their dorms and their apartments, not knowing. I mean, the first weeks of COVID in March of 2020, what's going to happen.   We got to put our stuff in storage. Will we come back in two weeks when they flatten the curve or will it be two years we don't have. And so that, that was a nice little initial bump. Then there was the eviction moratorium that didn't happen, self storage. And then we have these unfortunate situations. I'm not making light of this, but a self storage thrives during the four days that's downsizing, dislocation, divorce, and death. And we had some of all of that going on during, and since COVID, let's look at dislocation, I mean, people have been moving in droves from places like Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and LA to smaller towns or different places like Utah and Texas and Florida and Charlotte and well, a lot of them need self storage along the way.   And so let's take dislocation as an example, Jesse, I mean, look in the last year at the massive number of people who have moved from places like New York city and Chicago, LA San Francisco to places like Utah and Texas and Scottsdale and Charlotte, a lot of these people need self storage along the way other people, you know, are moving for different reasons. There's been a lot of stress. There's been, unfortunately, a lot of divorce, there's been some death.   And so there's a lot of, you know, reasons that self storage is actually, you know, doing better right now. And another factor most people don't talk about is the price of steel and other building materials. Plus just the labor is in massively short supply. And so it's held up some self storage projects from coming to fruition. So the competition is actually lower, at least in these last, you know, let's say six to 12 months or more. And so really nobody would have dreamed, we thought self storage and we said self storage would do well in recessions.   Nobody had any idea how well self storage would do during this pandemic.   Jesse (25m 37s): Yeah, it makes sense. And just kind of from an anecdotal point of view, I can't, I can't remember a time where I've kind of put something in storage and I haven't used that storage for an extended period of time. I feel like, like you said, I believe you use the, the word inelastic. My, my very technical economic term would be sticky. It's just that aspect where once people store something in an area, like you said, you know, if you go from a hundred to a hundred, $6, is that going to make me move it probably not. You know, if you go up some crazy amount, then you might move the needle.   One thing I'm curious about I've, I've always been curious about the underwriting when it comes to self storage, because we always talk about self storage in the real estate context. I'm curious if that translates to the underwriting of the deal. And for example, you know, I somewhat of a rule of thumb when it comes to looking at multi-racial properties is an expense ratio of 40 to 50% know it'd be a good rule of thumb to do a back of a napkin calculation. Is that are the metrics with self storage?   What would they be most similar to in the real estate space?   Paul (26m 44s): I mean, that would be very similar to multifamily, but the operating expenses would be, I think about, I believe they would average something like 32% on average for most facilities, as some of the automated facilities have a lower expense ratio, but at the same time they can't have you all, they can't have showroom items like, you know, the retail items we discussed. And so their revenues might be a little lower as well. But yeah, other than that, you know, the, the revenues and certainly the value formula is quite similar.   Jesse (27m 20s): Fair enough. I just want to be a little bit mindful of the time. We do have four questions. We ask every guest when we wrap up here, but before we even get there, I'd like to get your thoughts on 2022 and maybe beyond in the relatively short term. And maybe we could talk about that a little bit in the context of self storage. And then, you know, if you want to opine on the broader real estate market, I'd love to get your thoughts.   Paul (27m 45s): Yeah. I used to make predictions when I knew nothing. And now that I know a little more, I don't, I mean, I've noticed that Charlie Munger, Warren buffet, Howard marks, those guys won't make any predictions of the cycle. Howard marks of course reminds us to, even though we can't know when the cycle is going to change, we should act appropriately for where we are in the cycle. So one thing we have here is this is a 10 real $10 trillion bills from Zimbabwe. And it just reminds me as I'm sitting here, you know, that we are in a real inflationary time and it might not be transitory.   And so I think that is something that, you know, self storage has going for it. Like I mentioned, it allows you to capture that inflation real time. And if it, you know, if deflation hits, it would allow, you know, you, that happened as well. I guess   Jesse (28m 40s): I would just say, I heard one of the best definitions from Howard marks when he said, if you want to define the, the cycle and in this could go for real estate as well. He said, stage one couple forward thinking. People realize that they think the market's going to get better stage two, a broader economy, and people realize it is getting better. Stage three people think it's going to get better forever. And he's like, I don't know why you need a better definition of that. And it it's people, you know, listening to this, they know I'm a big Howard marks fan, but I mean, it's a great, it's a great point.   And one thing I've, I've said a number of times is when my mentor, he said, you know, real estate is one of those few industries where you can actually charge your customers are downloaded inflation to your customers. I E tenants. And it sounds like self storage is a continuation of, of that. If not in more real time, given the fact that sounds like you could, you can do it on a monthly basis.   Paul (29m 35s): Yeah. Right. That's exactly right.   Jesse (29m 37s): All right, Paul, we, before we get to the final four questions here, I thought I would ask you why it is important for investors or entrepreneurs to find their, why.   Paul (29m 47s): You know, I woke up at 33 years old on October 7th, 1997. And I had a couple million dollars in the bank, which was completely unprecedented for a, you know, for me and I wasn't any happier. I wasn't any more, you know, like I didn't, I felt a little more successful than I did the week before, but not a whole lot. I think it's really important for people to find their big, why, you know, studies show that if you make over $95,000, I mean, let's say you make 950,000 or 95 million a year.   You're not any happier than you were at 95,000. So we really need to have something else to live for. I think we were created for more. And so I really would recommend people find a big why for me, it's a it's it's regarding human trafficking. You know, if you took the record profits, not the average, the record annual profits of apple, general motors, Nike and Starbucks, and you added those together, double that number. That's the approximate profits projected from human trafficking every year.   And I'd like to believe if I was alive in the 18 hundreds, I would have been an abolitionist fighting against slavery. And if I was alive or if I was an adult in the 1960s, I would have been fighting for civil rights. Well, this is a civil right. And it is slavery and it's happening right under our noses. So my company Wellings capital is dedicating ourselves to try to free 5,000 slaves in the next five years from human trafficking. And I'm just recommending, you know, on a broader point that everybody finds something you're passionate about.   That's bigger than yourself or your business,   Jesse (31m 28s): Dear. And I think it's important as you know, we do or individuals get successful individually or with their companies in our case, in real estate that you CA you figure out what those things are and you know, that human element of, of being, being successful or prosperous. Okay, we are going to switch it up to a four questions. We ask every guest, if you're ready to go, I'll fire them out. Yeah.   Paul (31m 51s): You bet. What's   Jesse (31m 52s): A one thing Paul, that you know, now that you wish you knew when you started investing in real estate.   Paul (31m 58s): I wish I hadn't known the difference between investing and speculating and investing is when your principles generally safe. And you've got a chance to make a return. Speculating is when your principal is not at all safe and you've got a chance to make a return. You know, they say low risk, low return, high risk leads to not high return. It's actually the possibility of losing all your money or making a high return. I wish I'd have known the difference when I started and lost a bunch of money early on.   Jesse (32m 27s): Yeah. I mean, it goes back to Howard marks where, you know, you have that curve where he's like, well, if high, if high risk means high return by definition, that is not that's impossible. It's it's, that would mean that it's certain it's, it's obviously the higher, the risk, the higher expected important expected piece there a return. Right. Okay. Number two, your view on somebody that's entering our industry, a younger person, what would you say to them in terms of mentorship and, and getting started?   Paul (32m 59s): Yeah, I would actually. So bill gates became the wealthiest guy in the world through three simple steps you can take right now. Number one, I'm sorry. I had to do that. Number one, he decided at a very young age, what he wanted to do, and he's stuck in that lane. He did not very, he said no to 10,000 distractions to stay focused. Number two step, he, all he partnered with, or he actually found a company that would partner with him who was the biggest wealthiest, most influential company in that business, the tech world.   And that was IBM. Then third, here's the surprise. He did everything in his power to make them successful. When he did that, he quickly became the wealthiest guy in the world at a pretty young age. And so I would say following bill gates steps, you know, try to figure out what you want to do. Say no to distractions, find a big organization. Who's willing to partner with you and do everything you can to make them successful. That's great. Okay.   Jesse (34m 3s): Number three, what is one book you just are constantly recommending to people?   Paul (34m 9s): Well, I was going to recommend Howard marks mastering the market cycle, but since your listeners are already familiar with that, I would go back to my second one by Jay Papasan and Gary Keller. The one thing, yeah,   Jesse (34m 21s): That's a great book. And you know what, it's funny with mastering the market cycle. That is one book that's fairly hard to find on. I think it's on audible. If you want to listen to the audio version, but maybe, maybe I'm not looking hard enough, but I books, I, it was more challenging to find. All right, Paul, I think we're going to get an interesting answer on this one. My favorite Bloomberg question, first car, make and model   Paul (34m 46s): 1969, black Ford Mustang with the hood scoop   Jesse (34m 52s): 1 64, a oh 69, sorry, 69. I was going to not quite as cool. I was going to say the, would that be similar to the a, was it the 1970 was Mach one with the, with the kind of riveted Fastback.   Paul (35m 8s): Yeah. Well, interestingly, my hood was an aftermarket hood and somehow or another, I ended up with a Fastback hood with the turn signals out on the hood, you know, with my 1969 car. So   Jesse (35m 23s): Yeah, and I think that car was a, it was an Evie electric. Now I'm just joking. I feel like, I feel like this question is slowly, slowly going to get phased out as more and more people that come on just never had a first car, which is just the paradigm. Awesome. Well, for listeners that want to either, we'll put a show notes for the book for links to reach you, but where would the best be the best place be to, to connect with you? Paul   Paul (35m 51s): Jessie, I'm sure you can relate to this. When I, all those years, I wanted to transition from residential to commercial. I didn't know what to do. And so I've written a guide for people, free guide for people who want to learn, how to make that transition. And it's at Wellings capital.com/resources. That's w E L L I N G S capital.com/resources.   Jesse (36m 14s): My guest today has been Paul Moore, Paul, thanks for being part of working capital.   Paul (36m 20s): Thanks, Jesse. It's prey to be here.   Jesse (36m 29s): Thank you so much for listening to working capital the real estate podcast. I'm your host, Jesse for galley. If you liked the episode, head on to iTunes and leave us a five-star review and share on social media, it really helps us out. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on Instagram, Jesse for galley, F R a G a L E, have a good one take care.

SoFi Daily Podcast
SoFi Daily Podcast - 01/19/2022

SoFi Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 5:30


US stocks fell Tuesday. Plus, Peloton is having McKinsey review its cost structure, Starbucks expands in China, oil prices hit a seven-year high.

What is UX?
S4E10 An Interview with Michaela Mucha, Creative Advertising Manager at The Walt Disney Studios

What is UX?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 40:41


Michaela Mucha is an award-winning designer, art director, & matcha-drinker currently making fun things (virtually!) at The Walt Disney Studios. Michaela is a first generation Mexican–Filipina–American with over a decade of experience in graphic design. She is a design nerd at heart, and is currently at The Walt Disney Studios where she delivers best-in-class advertising campaigns for theatrical record-breaking box office hits and Disney+ streaming movies and series from Pixar, Disney, and 20th Century Studios. She is a member of the original team that launched Disney+ in 2019.Her clients and collaborators include: Disney, Starbucks, ABC, Pixar, Marvel—among others. She holds a B.A. in Graphic Design & Digital Imaging and is a board member of AIGA NY. Recently, she was awarded as a Semifinalist (twice!) in the Int'l Adobe Design Awards.In this episode, we talked about:Michaela's role in Walt Disney StudiosMIchaela cited some design projects she worked on Walt Disney StudiosHow and why Michaela start in design?What makes a good movie poster?Tips for getting a job at your dream companyWhat is a good design for Michaela?How did Michaela land a job at Disney?And MUCH MORE!Links and ResourcesDispo apphttps://workingnotworking.com/Michaela on Behancehttps://www.muchaela.design/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelamucha/  

The Startup Story
Clay Alexander, founder of Ember

The Startup Story

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 80:22


About this episode My guest this week is Clay Alexander, the inventor and founder of Ember. Ember is a temperature control brand that seeks to disrupt how the world eats, drinks and lives. Their very first product was a Travel Mug and was launched in 100 Starbucks locations. Since their launch they have expanded to other product lines. Clay has an incredible founder story that I hope more people discover because I think it brings encouragement and inspiration to so many. Let me be clear, when I say "encouragement" I am not talking about the type of fuzzy-feelings you get when you receive a Hallmark card. I'm talking about the actual meaning of the word "encourage", to place courage inside of. That is what Clay's story will deliver to you, courage to keep moving forward despite the obstacles or challenges you might be up against. See Clay grew up incredibly poor, in fact to use his words "dirt poor." Aside from his economic challenges he was diagnosed with ADD and dyslexia, and he still is. Yet despite all these challenges he has founded two amazing companies and invented numerous patented products, that I'm sure when the story is over will deliver well beyond $1-billion in revenue. I know this episode will quickly become one of your favorites but like all other founder episodes we need to start at the very beginning. In this episode, you'll hear How Clay's upbringing was not one where entrepreneurship was an inevitable journey for him. In fact, everything about his upbringing would have pointed towards obtaining a steady 9-5 job to help simply put food on the table. About how his creative and inventive mind was at work from a young age and how he even replicated the famous Inspector Gadget bicycle, including switches for smoke screens The journey through college helped set the stage for him to refine his lighting expertise and led to his inventing the brightest LED bulb in the world The steps he took to negotiate a licensing deal with GE for that very bulb he invented How cold scrambled eggs became the catalyst for the first temperature controlled coffee mug on the planet The reason why the Ember mug, iPhone, Macbook Pro, and Apple iPad all look so good together Why any inventor or entrepreneur should never accept the answer of "No" as final and complete Clay unpack the future of Ember and the various industries that will benefit from his many temperature control solution ideas Resources from this episode Join Grindology: https://grindologymagazine.com/ ExpressVPN: Get 3 Months Free → https://www.expressvpn.com/startupstory Get Emails: https://app.getemails.com/referrals/newaccount?ref=R18HWW5 The Startup Story Inner Circle: https://www.thestartupstory.co/vip The Startup Story on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thestartupstory The Startup Story is now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/jamesmckinney The Startup Story on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thestartupstory Ember website: https://ember.com/ Share the podcast The Startup Story community has been so incredible in sharing our podcast with others, and we thank you! We do have more stories to tell and more people to reach. So please keep sharing!

Growth Now Movement with Justin Schenck
From Hair Band Rocker to Serial Entrepreneur with Paul Klein

Growth Now Movement with Justin Schenck

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 40:53


Paul Klein is a business consultant and entrepreneur. From his days as a 1980s hair band guitarist and lifelong entrepreneur to starting and scaling a successful SAAS company to consulting for some of the biggest brands including Target, Neiman Marcus, Starbucks, Holiday Inn, and other global brands, Paul helps Consultants, Freelancers, and Solopreneur's price their services, stop undercharging in order to build 7 figure businesses.  Paul is also the host of the BizableTV podcast (formerly the Pricing Is Positioning Podcast) and Co-Founder Producer for BizableTV. BizableTV is a Netflix-style streaming service for entrepreneurs launching in January 2022 and will be accessible on over 1000 devices including iOS devices, Android devices, Macs, PCs, streaming media boxes such as Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and FireTV." Sign-up for BizableTV TODAY! Use the code JS22 for 40% off for LIFE! www.bizabletv.com  Make sure to improve your sleep in 2022! Take the best magnesium supplement around! www.magbreakthrough.com/growth use the code GROWTH10 for 10% off! 

Seller Sessions
Love Conquers All - In Life & Business

Seller Sessions

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 57:17


This week on Inspired with Bell... Today we're talking about LOVE and how to have and feel more of it in 2022. “You can't create what you're not BEING.” -Cortney McDermott. Join us to dive into what love really is and how you can align to it to attract anything you want…. From a deli waitress who couldn't pay the bills to a bestselling author, TEDx speaker, and expert mind-body coach, Cortney McDermott believes in human alchemy. She helps the world's leading organisations and creatives to disrupt old patterns of behaviour, grow sustainable businesses, and apply the physiology and psychology needed for success. Her work in the field of self-development has been featured in Inc., Women's Health, SUCCESS, The Huffington Post, FOX news, and most other major business and lifestyle media. Cortney started her career as a temp secretary, rose to corporate executive, and went on to become a VP, before leaving her elite corporate jobs to start her own businesses, with clients and audiences at Universal Music Group, Google, Nike, Starbucks, the US Military and NASA. Grab Tickets for Seller Sessions Live Brought to you by Thrasio on May 7, 2022 Featuring: Ivelin Demirov, Tim Jordan, Destaney Wishon, Adam Heist and many more Hosted by: Danny McMillan, Sharon Even and Izabela Hamilton Grab Tickets at: https://live.sellersessions.com/ Conference tickets include the “Afterparty brought to you by BetterAMS and Clear Ads”. Purchase tickets to the VIP Dinner “brought to you by Avask” https://live.sellersessions.com/ Big Thank you to our sponsors: Seller Sessions Live in brought to you by Thrasio (May 7) The VIP is brought to you by Avask (May 6) Afterparty is brought to you by BetterAMS and Clear Ads (May 7) Thank you to Perpetua, YLT Translations, SellersAlley & Pinformative

Light After Trauma
Episode 78: The Tolerance Framework May Be Doing More Harm Than Good with Kristen Donnelly, MSW, M. Div, PhD

Light After Trauma

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 35:25


Kristen Donnelly (MSW, M.Div, PhD) is a TEDx speaker, international empathy educator, and researcher with two decades of experience in helping people understand the beauty in difference and the power in inclusivity. In this episode, Kristen warns of some of the dangers of the tolerance framework when it comes to inclusion and diversity. She offers a different alternative to this framework – one that will ultimately help us as a society to have better, more effective conversations and spew less violence and hatred toward one another.  Kristen Donnelly TED Talk 1 Kristen Donnelly TED Talk 2 Check out the Light After Trauma website for transcripts, other episodes, Alyssa's guest appearances, and more at: www.lightaftertrauma.com Support the Podcast Transcript Alyssa Scolari [00:23]: Hey friends. Welcome back to another episode of the Light After Trauma podcast. I'm your host, Alyssa Scolari. We have a guest episode today. Before that, just some housekeeping things, if you haven't done so already, please go check out our Instagram page. The handle is @lightaftertrauma. If you haven't done so already, please go check out our Instagram. It is Light After Trauma, just the name of the podcast. We've got some awesome things lined up for you there. Alyssa Scolari [00:54]: Just an FYI. I do have somebody running that page so if you reach out, I will do my best to get back to you. I love connecting with you, but just give me some time and know that if you see that somebody's active, please don't feel like I'm ignoring you. It's not always me. I do hire somebody to run that page. She does an amazing job. Please go check us out. Alyssa Scolari [01:20]: Also, if you haven't done so already, please leave a review or a rating for the podcast. That helps this podcast to grow so much and reach more people. The goal, as I've always said, is to be able to provide people with some type of free access to mental health information. While this isn't exactly mental health treatment, it's information, it's connection, it's inspiration, and especially in this world that we are living in right now, we need it more than ever. If you haven't done so already, please leave a rating overview for the podcast. It would mean the world to me. Alyssa Scolari [02:01]: Lastly, we do have a Patreon for the podcast. I know I've mentioned here before, you can please look at the show notes for access to the Patreon. If you are able to contribute even the smallest amount, that would be so, so helpful. Again, it does take quite a bit of money to run the podcast, and I'm not complaining about that. I am fortunate enough to be able to have the money to do so and to kind of keep up with it, but it is sort of becoming more and more difficult to keep up with as time goes on because it's taking a lot more time as we do more things with the podcast and becoming more expensive. Any amount that you can give will would be amazing and we would be so, so appreciative. Alyssa Scolari [02:47]: That being said, today I'm going to introduce our guest. This is Kristen Donnelly, who is an MSW. She is a master's degree in social work and she is a PhD. She is also a Ted X speaker, a international empathy educator, and a researcher with two decades of experience in helping people understand the beauty, indifference and the power in inclusivity. She's one of the good doctors of Abby Research, COO of their parent company and an unapologetic nerd for stories of change. Kristen lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband, where they are surrounded by piles of books and several video game consoles. Alyssa Scolari [03:29]: Hi, Kristen. Welcome. How are you? Kristen Donnelly [03:31]: I am fantastic. How are you doing ma'am? Alyssa Scolari [03:34]: I am good. I was reading your bio and felt like I was reading about myself for a second, not just because we're from the same area, but the piles of books and video game consoles. Do you have a favorite game you're playing right now? Kristen Donnelly [03:53]: Well, I'm perpetually playing Stardew Valley. I'm just always in a play through of Stardew Valley, but in anticipation of season two of the Witcher coming back out, I'm doing a replay of Witcher three. Alyssa Scolari [04:07]: Nice. Nice. I mean, it's me. It's 1000% percent me. I am on a huge Kingdom Hearts kicker right now. Kristen Donnelly [04:17]: I haven't dived into that one yet. I own it. I just haven't started because I'm not home enough to devote my time to a whole new world. Alyssa Scolari [04:26]: Yes. That's exactly what it is. It's a whole new world. I mean, I'm addicted. I mean, I can't stop. I was like, I was reading this bio and I was like, "Oh," I'm talking about myself for right now playing video games until 11:00 last night when I needed to go to bed. But I digress. Alyssa Scolari [04:47]: So welcome. It's so nice to have you on the show. Today we're talking a little bit, well, little bit, lot a bit, about this concept of tolerance. As I mentioned when I was reading Kristen's bio, she is a TEDx speaker. Please head over to the show notes. All of the YouTube links to the TEDx talks will be in there. You absolutely want to hear them. They are phenomenal. We're talking about tolerance today. Can you actually just first elaborate if you're comfortable with sharing on how you even came to be in this field and be passionate about these topics? Kristen Donnelly [05:25]: That is the question I get the most and I'm still not good at saying it succinctly. We'll give this another go. In a certain way I've been having these conversations for most of my life. My family bought a company in 1991 when I was seven years old. It is in a really under-resourced area of Philadelphia. My dad's goal was to bring jobs back to that neighborhood. It's a manufacturing company and we make dye. You've used our dye, you just don't know it. But we make this stain that they use in the pap smear to see if people have cancer. We make the dye for the outside of sutures, the black sutures. It's a lot of stuff. We make the color of Advil, some stuff like that. Kristen Donnelly [06:10]: But the point was that there was always more job opportunities for people who "don't fit". Over the years, a lot of our folks have been in recovery. They've been just out of prison, they're illiterate, they're not high school graduates, but we just deeply believe that that doesn't mean that they're not employable people and that they're not people and they're not worth our investment and our belief. This evolved into a mission statement, which is that our family is called to impact lives and create wealth. The wealth is emotional, psychosocial, economic, physical, spiritual, everything. Kristen Donnelly [06:53]: How can we impact lives and create wealth all the time? Because that question has been at the forefront of my life, this little white girl raised in suburban Philadelphia was never allowed really because of where we owned the factory and the things that we were facing all the time and the stuff, my dad didn't really, he didn't shove in our faces, but he didn't shelter us either. We were always raised to understand that where are born determines a lot of how you live, that a lot of choices are taken away from you before you even take your first breath. What does that look like and how can those of us who have privilege leverage that privilege for the power of others? Kristen Donnelly [07:32]: For us, it's a very faith based conversation, but I've learned that it's both faith based and not. It's how to human in a specific way. Very honestly, this is kind of how my thought processes have been going forever. I was the kid in college that when somebody would be like, "Well, we really need to have more diversity in our college experience," and I'm looking around and I'm like, "Okay, what you mean is racial diversity and I don't disagree, but you've got to stop using that word because I'm one of four kids at this college from above the Mason Dixon line. I bring some diversity." 80% of people here are on financial aid. That's some diversity for the 20% that aren't, that are bringing that in. It's a college full of people who grew up as third culture missionary kids. That's a lot of diversity. Why aren't we bringing that in? Kristen Donnelly [08:20]: But everybody was so focused on the fact that we were largely homogeneously white, that there was no appreciation of other values of diversity. I kept getting bugged by that throughout the '90s and early ots and just I was always the obnoxious kid that was on student government or anything else. I was like, "We've just got to stop using that word." But I hadn't figured out how to convince people of my argument. Kristen Donnelly [08:51]: It really ticked for me when I was sitting in a youth rally in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2006 and Northern Ireland's a really complicated place with a lot of tension, both violent and emotional, historically. They used the word tolerance. You have to learn to tolerate each other. It hit me like a ton of bricks, but that was actually one of the rudest things we could do, that tolerance is simply acknowledging that someone else is allowed to exist, that somebody else is alive because it is illegal to kill you. It does not encourage relationship. It does not encourage curiosity. It really doesn't even acknowledge their humanity. It just acknowledges their existence. Kristen Donnelly [09:37]: For about 10 years, I chewed on it. I did as much research. I'm a nerd. I have a lot of grad degrees. I did as much research as I could into really, truly what does diversity mean ecologically, spiritually, everything. What does diversity actually mean? The more I looked into it, the more I realized that tolerance is garbage and tolerance, that this is what the '90s came to, like those coexist bumper stickers drive me up an absolute wall now, that ... Alyssa Scolari [10:07]: The coexist bumper stickers? Kristen Donnelly [10:09]: Yeah. Because this is what we were giving to other people, all we were told as kids, so I'm an elder millennial, I'm the Oregon trail generation. What we were taught was to tolerate each other. We were never actually taught how to have conversations with each other. We were never taught about how to appreciate that someone else's way to be human is just as valid as yours. We were just taught to tolerate. Kristen Donnelly [10:37]: I looked around the planet and I realized, I started tracing some things back and I was like, "Okay, a lot of this is because we were taught to tolerate each other." There's so much pearl collecting these days over, we don't know how to have conversations. I'm like, "Well, we never really did." Alyssa Scolari [10:52]: We never did. Never. Kristen Donnelly [10:54]: There was pockets of humanity, especially in small towns where you had to get along, whether you wanted to or not. There was a lot of force proximity. That's still not inclusivity. That's just forced proximity. We've done all this. We've got 2,000, 4,900,000 years of human history, depending on who you talk to. We've never done this well. But we have all the science in front of us that shows we've never done it well on a large scale. We've done it well in interpersonal relationships. Kristen Donnelly [11:24]: But with the continuing calls to walk away from your family if they didn't agree with you politically, or to walk away to assume who somebody was based on what they retweeted on Twitter, I just started getting really nervous that all we were going to do was keep fracturing even further and we were going to calcify into those fractures. Kristen Donnelly [11:46]: When it came time to do my first TEDx application, this was the idea I knew, if I shared no other idea for the rest of my life, this is the one I wanted to present, which is that we have to stop tolerating each other and we have to start welcoming each other instead. That doesn't mean being in a relationship with toxic people. It does not mean being in relationship with people who deny your humanity, but it means getting to know them a little bit first to know whether they actually do or not or they just retweeted something dumb. It's saying, right now as you and I talk, there's so much kerfuffle over JK Rowling. Alyssa Scolari [12:22]: So much. Kristen Donnelly [12:25]: I absolutely believe that her beliefs around trans people are damaging and murderous and actually violent. The calls for absolutely every person to completely abandon Harry Potter is also not productive or helpful, especially with all the research that we have that reading Harry Potter indicates that children will be more empathetic and open to difference than if they didn't. Kristen Donnelly [12:52]: I think for me, I mean, the internet is a fear machine. We carry around fear machines in our pockets. Alyssa Scolari [12:58]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [12:59]: If we take JK Rowling, is she a trans exclusionary, radical feminist? She absolutely is. She's even kind of claimed that. She's not ashamed of it anymore. She's gotten really loud about it. She gives a lot of money to those causes. This isn't a secret, but it does not mean that somebody who still finds a lot of identity as a Hufflepuff is also a turf. It might, but it doesn't, there's not ... Correlation does not equal causation. We can have conversations with each other to then determine the boundaries we have to set rather than setting those boundaries before the conversation all the time. Kristen Donnelly [13:37]: Really honestly, what I'm advocating for is that humans are messy and so life is messy and we just need to allow each other to be messy instead of these kind of very black and white boundaries that a lot of us have instinctually begun to draw because the fear machines told us to. Speaker 2 [14:01]: Yes. I mean, my brain jumps right into this cancel culture. There's such a push to, like you said, a cancel her and four people who are Harry Potter fans like myself, with a slew of Harry Potter pop figures sitting on the shelf behind me, harry Potter saved me in my childhood. I say that, I'll tell anybody that. I say that all the time. I found so much comfort and solace in those books. I find it to be so ... I'm just very unsettled by this idea that we cancel her but then we also cancel every single person who continues to support Harry Potter in any way, shape or form. Speaker 2 [14:51]: I guess the question I have for you is how do you propose, what happens instead? What does that idea of being more welcoming and allowing people to be messy, how do we find that middle ground between holding folks accountable, but also allowing them space to be messy? Kristen Donnelly [15:12]: In terms of, so let's keep going with this Harry Potter, because it's actually a pretty good one. Today on Tumblr, I saw somebody say, "Your love of Harry Potter is not more important than somebody's else's life." That statement to me is an encapsulation of a lot of false assumptions. Kristen Donnelly [15:27]: First of all, that my love of Harry Potter does not mean that I loathe that trans folks are being murdered. My love of Harry Potter does not mean that I do not believe that trans women are women and trans men are men. It does not mean a lot of things. We can draw the boundary and say that JK Rowling is a turf. If I make the choice to not go and see any of the new movies, for instance, because she is a producer on those, and so that puts money in her pocket. I don't need those stories anymore. Kristen Donnelly [16:01]: Grindelwald isn't part of this for me. I don't need to continue to explore new ways that she wants to tell stories. But that seven book cannon is incredibly sacred to my 20s and to erase them from my 20s is doing some retroactive work that isn't kind to me or who I was then or anything else. All that being said, I think we can cancel JK Rowling. I think we certainly can. I think we can stop giving her platforms. Kristen Donnelly [16:38]: However, the problem is that we will always be giving her money. This is the same thing in which Disney is a problematic corporation and they are terrible in so many ways and beautiful in so many others. She appears more clear cut because she's one person. Alyssa Scolari [16:58]: She's very out and loud about her [crosstalk 00:17:01]. Kristen Donnelly [17:01]: And obnoxious. She's obnoxious about it. Alyssa Scolari [17:02]: She is. Kristen Donnelly [17:03]: She is. I have no problem calling a spade a spade here, as they say in the UK. She's a problem. She's a problem. But she is not the only one who makes money on Harry Potter. She is not the only one who is caught up in this universe. She is not the only one. She is an industry. She is a corporation. Kristen Donnelly [17:25]: The first thing that I always say and my business partner, Dr. Erin, and I talk about this a lot, is that you can love problematic things as long as you understand that they're problematic. Alyssa Scolari [17:35]: That's a really interesting concept. Kristen Donnelly [17:37]: Part of adulthood is saying, "Oh my God, I love Harry Potter so much, but I look back now and it's hella racist. The way that she did sexuality is weird because now we know why, and retroactively conning Dumbledore sexuality was kind of shady." We can say all of these things. Alyssa Scolari [17:58]: The actually caused so much trauma for the students that he terrorized like Snape. Kristen Donnelly [18:04]: I can still say that all truth is truth and all the goodness is goodness. Hermione is one of the ways I learned that it was okay to be smart. All of those things can be true at once. It can be true that she gave us a definitive world that literally saved the lives of millions of children around the world and that she advocates personally for the exclusion of a marginalized group, both of those things can be true and they are true. It sucks. Kristen Donnelly [18:47]: Some of it is saying things like I absolutely love sports. I love sports so much. I watch sports all the time. Would I love to also tell you that I struggled to watch the NFL because I've read the research on CTE? Absolutely. Is football something that I find a lot of joy in and that kills people? Yeah, both those things are true. Kristen Donnelly [19:09]: Really, to me, one of the examples of this not going well is that we can't have an honest conversation in the United States about guns because people who love guns can't accept that what is also true is that they kill children. You can have a deep love of this culture that I personally do not understand. This can be a part of your identity, but I need you to also accept that they're too easily accessible and that mentally ill folks can shoot up rooms full of kindergartners. I need you to hold those two things as true and then we can start having conversations. Alyssa Scolari [19:47]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [19:49]: We've been under this illusion as humans that things are simple, that things are supposed to be easy, that as we get older, things are more clear cut. No pals. As we get older, they get messier. We all still have this myth that at some point in life it was easy. Alyssa Scolari [20:09]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [20:10]: It wasn't. Alyssa Scolari [20:11]: Back in the day, quote unquote. Kristen Donnelly [20:13]: There is no day. Alyssa Scolari [20:14]: There is no ... Kristen Donnelly [20:14]: I mean, there's a great Dane Cook joke where he says like, "Back in the day," which was a Wednesday, by the way. Alyssa Scolari [20:19]: I love Dane Cook. Kristen Donnelly [20:21]: Whenever somebody says, I'm like, he's terribly problematic, but he had some really good jokes. Alyssa Scolari [20:27]: He's horrible and I can't listen to him anymore, but he had some amazing jokes. Kristen Donnelly [20:33]: All of those things are true. Tina Faye has some spaces to grow and she is not good at being an inclusive comic. But Liz Lemon is one of the most profound comic characters we've ever had. All these things are true all at once. But we got to start being honest. We got to stop being scared to say the messy things because canceling, I'll say this, canceling shouldn't be a knee jerk reaction. It should be a consequence of a lot of actions. Kristen Donnelly [21:08]: I can't remember. It was like, so there's a Broadway star who I really like who came out and said that she was anti-vaccine and that she wouldn't be getting vaccinations. A lot of her co-stars, which they have every right to do, were kind of like, "Cool. I'm never working with you again. I'm not ever doing this again." But I watched the Broadway community immediately be like, "We're canceling her." I was like, "Okay, that seems quick." Kristen Donnelly [21:32]: Then people started to kind of come with other receipts of other things she's been doing. Like, guys, this is emblematic. This isn't one thing she did. This is emblematic of an attitude of how she's treated other people. This is kind of, she's shown us who she is and now we can believe her. Alyssa Scolari [21:50]: Right. It's been a buildup, not like ... Kristen Donnelly [21:54]: Brett Kavanaugh showed us who he was. We should have believed Dr. Ford. Alyssa Scolari [21:59]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [22:02]: Larry Nassar showed us who he was and we needed to believe the gymnasts. When people show you who they are, we need to believe them, as Dr. Angelou said. When people do something dumb on Twitter in the year of our Lord 2012, and we unearth it, we need to see a bigger context. Kristen Donnelly [22:20]: That's kind of how I would say it. It needs to be a much more messy conversation. I should also say everybody's decision on this, your mileage may vary. If as you're listening to this, your choice is that you cannot engage with Harry Potter, rock on, mazel tov. You do you? That is fine. Zero judgment from me. Where it becomes is when you begin to shame me for my choices in how I'm going to interact with this very messy, very uncomfortable, absolutely nobody wins here situation. Alyssa Scolari [22:51]: Yes. Because that's where so much of the chaos happens is that point where it's like, well, why do you still have this Harry Potter poster? What does that make you? You're transphobic and you're actively contributing to the murder of so many people. That's where I see so much tension, so much tension. Kristen Donnelly [23:14]: I think, I mean, so some of the ways we vote is with our money and so I don't give more money to Harry Potter stuff. I have all the stuff that I'm going to have. I'm still going to read the books. I own them. I bought them already. What good is it going to do? But will I advocate for children to read it? I don't know, probably not. My niece and nephew are two. That'll be their parents' decision. Whatever. Kristen Donnelly [23:35]: But what I can do is have the really hard conversations with a lot of people in my life who are like, "But I'm not sure if trans girls should be in athletics." I'm like, "Okay, let's have that conversation." I can do the things where somebody says, "I'm not sure if somebody really knows they're trans at five," and I can say, "Okay, valid. It's something that I was confused about for a long time too." Do I think that I, as an outside stranger, have any right to say anything about that child's life? I do not. But I've loved a lot of trans folks who tell me they knew as early as five. I want to listen to them. Kristen Donnelly [24:10]: Here's the messiness. Guess what guys? This is all really new. This is all really new. Health insurances still aren't paying for surgeries. This is all still really new. We're going to figure this out together, but let's start by acknowledging the humanity in that person. Let's start by acknowledging that whatever they're going through is hard. Let's start by acknowledging that everybody wants to be heard, seen, and safe. Fundamentals of human life. Alyssa Scolari [24:36]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [24:36]: Let's start there and then if it gets messy after that, I mean, it will, let's just assume it will. Alyssa Scolari [24:41]: Right. It always does almost. Kristen Donnelly [24:43]: It has to. Alyssa Scolari [24:44]: Got to for any real effective change to be made. Kristen Donnelly [24:48]: Or for any real effective relationships. Think about the people that you actually claim as deep and true relationships. Are any of those relationships clear cut? They're all messy. I love my husband and would like to throw him off a bridge a lot of days. Alyssa Scolari [25:02]: Yes. Yes. Kristen Donnelly [25:03]: And not just because of dumb little habits. There are fundamental things about each other that as we've grown, we've had to continue to make that covenant. We didn't just make a covenant 10 years ago. We make it all the time. Every relationship is like that. I hear that parenting is kind of hard. Just a rumor. Speaker 2 [25:24]: Right. It's just in the rumor mill. I've heard it [crosstalk 00:25:27]. Kristen Donnelly [25:26]: It's in the rumor mill. It sounds really hard and it sounds like there are a lot of parents who don't like their kids. There's a lot of kids who don't like their parents. Speaker 2 [25:35]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [25:36]: It's because humans are messy. Alyssa Scolari [25:37]: Yes. I think that's part of the reason why I love being a therapist so much is because I get to hold space for that messiness. I love working with kids because then I also get to work with their families and then it becomes so much more mess. I mean, that's where the beauty happens and that's where I think so much gets heard because at the end of the day, no matter where you are and no matter what your beliefs are, as you said, the goal is to be seen, heard and understood and safe. Exactly. Exactly. Alyssa Scolari [26:14]: I love that. I mean, I love it so much and I think it's kind of like you said, I think it might be, again, for the listeners out there, this concept is like, it's very new in itself and it's very different than what I think we see on the internet a lot of days, but it's so important. If you get nothing else out of this, I want you to just take it and I want you to chew on it. I want you to think about it because it's really important. Alyssa Scolari [26:42]: I understand lots of things might be popping up for you about, well, how can we just allow this to happen and how can we just allow that to happen? But this is really the meat of how we need to ... This is it. This is the framework that we need to be adopting for conversations to be had, for relationships to be had, and for all of the hatred in this world to just go away a little tiny bit. Kristen Donnelly [27:13]: I think it's ... Erin and I are empathy educators because we say, and that's kind of how we frame ourselves because empathy isn't about emotions. It's about understanding. I will say since I started practicing empathy as my primary motivator through the world, as the mindset and the framework I used to move through the world, I'm a lot calmer. Even my doom scrolling doesn't get me as anxious as it used to. Alyssa Scolari [27:48]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [27:48]: Nothing feels as overwhelming because in a certain way I can really quickly, I can make some decisions quicker. I can say, "That behavior I know is a hard boundary for me. Somebody engaging in that behavior is somebody I cannot be in authentic relationship with. They are still a human. They are entitled to all of that. I cannot be in relationship with them." If I'm ever put into a position where I need to work with them, one on one, one of the questions that we will need to talk about is that behavior. Alyssa Scolari [28:26]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [28:27]: That's it. It's that clear cut. Around vaccines, I have a lot of immunocompromised people in my family. I was first in line to get the vaccine, first in line to get the booster. I'm just pump me with whatever you want. I don't care. I'm not a physical scientist. Everyone on the planet is saying this is a good idea. Cool. I'm in line. Yet we all are doing life with a lot of people that see these vaccines very differently. When I discover that somebody is not vaccinated, my policy very quickly becomes I cannot be within six feet of you without you wearing a mask. Alyssa Scolari [29:08]: That's your hard [crosstalk 00:29:09]. Kristen Donnelly [29:09]: If that is not something that you are willing to do, we will need to interact on Zoom. That's not tolerating them. That's not saying that they're not a good person or they're evil. That's simply saying you have made choices and I have made choices and this is the intersection of our choices. Alyssa Scolari [29:32]: Exactly. Kristen Donnelly [29:34]: Once I made that kind of policy in my life, and that's the phrase I use a lot, it's my policy, it's my policy to do this. Alyssa Scolari [29:42]: I love it. Kristen Donnelly [29:43]: Life got a lot less stressful. It just did. I get more curious. My question now a lot is like, "Well, I'd look to know why aren't you getting vaccinated?" Not judgy. Legitimately, I'm just really curious, what is your intersection of these decisions here? Alyssa Scolari [30:00]: Yes. The curiosity piece is so important. It's so important. Kristen Donnelly [30:05]: It's what changes the world. It's the only thing that ever has. No one also changes, I'll say this to you and you know this as a therapist, absolutely nobody changes their world view through shaming or statistics. Alyssa Scolari [30:16]: Thank you. I also would like to add that nobody changes their world view or their opinion on anything because of a fight on the internet. Kristen Donnelly [30:26]: Absolutely not. They might change their behavior because of shaming or statistics. Alyssa Scolari [30:30]: Exactly. Kristen Donnelly [30:31]: But as a therapist and as a social worker and as an empathy educator, I'm not looking to change behaviors. Alyssa Scolari [30:39]: No. Kristen Donnelly [30:40]: I'm looking to change world views and I'm to change how people move through the planet and that never changes through shaming, statistics or being yelled at on the internet. Alyssa Scolari [30:48]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [30:49]: It just doesn't. Alyssa Scolari [30:50]: Yes. Kristen Donnelly [30:53]: It just doesn't. Erin and I have a YouTube channel and the comments we get sometimes are hilarious, where somebody's really coming for us and we're like, "Okay, dude." We want to respond back with Taylor Swift gifts and be like, "You need to calm down, man. You are bringing a lot of anger to a conversation that we are bringing zero anger to." Alyssa Scolari [31:11]: Relax, breath. Kristen Donnelly [31:12]: Do you need a hug? Do you need a puppy? Do you need a glass of water? What do you need in this moment because yelling at us isn't going to fix it. Alyssa Scolari [31:21]: Yes. Yes. Which is typically always, that's kind of my response. So many people will be like, "How do you work with people who have such differences? How do you work with people who refuse to get vaccinated?" It's just like, "Because I want to understand." Kristen Donnelly [31:41]: We have to. Alyssa Scolari [31:41]: We have to. If we don't understand than we are making no progress. Kristen Donnelly [31:49]: I respect that for some people, this is all overwhelming. Alyssa Scolari [31:52]: Absolutely. Kristen Donnelly [31:53]: The idea of trying to get to know new people or new ideas is really hard. We get the question like where should I start? Our answer is that we live in such a beautiful time of facilitated curiosity, start with a Netflix show. There is a really great documentary on Netflix right now called Crip Camp. Alyssa Scolari [32:14]: What is it? Kristen Donnelly [32:15]: Crip Camp. Alyssa Scolari [32:16]: I haven't heard of it. Kristen Donnelly [32:17]: It is about the foundations of the Americans with disabilities movement. Statistically, we'll bet that you don't know that whoever's listening to this within sound of my voice might not know somebody who is affected by the ADA Act. But spoiler alert, if you have any sort of mental health issue, you are because mental health is included in the ADA. It's a great documentary. It was Oscar nominated. It's an hour and a half of your life. Alyssa Scolari [32:47]: I've not heard of it. Kristen Donnelly [32:52]: That's the thing. You don't know where to start. This is all so overwhelming. Pick a thing. Alyssa Scolari [32:57]: One thing. Kristen Donnelly [32:59]: Pick a thing. Do the one thing. Watch a documentary, listen to a podcast, go to a cultural festival in your town and sit. Ask a question. Go to a restaurant where you can't pronounce the food and fumble your way through it. They're used to it. I promise. Alyssa Scolari [33:19]: Yes. They're so used to it. Kristen Donnelly [33:23]: Pick a thing. Alyssa Scolari [33:24]: Pick a thing. Pick a thing. Kristen Donnelly [33:27]: Pick a thing. There's no shame in not knowing unless you actively choose to ignore. Alyssa Scolari [33:34]: Yes. That is dangerous. That is dangerous. Well, thank you so, so much. I mean, this is like, I'm so passionate about this topic, because it absolutely pushes us outside of our comfort zone, especially as millennials. We were literally not taught to ask questions. We were taught to just truly coexist, which doesn't help. Like you said, it just fosters greater separation. Alyssa Scolari [34:03]: I really love this topic. I'm all about exploring uncomfortable things. This is one topic that I can see that could make people feel some kind of uncomfortable things, but that's [crosstalk 00:34:16]. Kristen Donnelly [34:16]: For sure. Alyssa Scolari [34:18]: Thank you. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for coming on the show today. I really appreciate it. Kristen Donnelly [34:24]: My pleasure. Thanks for all you're doing. Alyssa Scolari [34:27]: Thanks for listening everyone. For more information, please head over to lightaftertrauma.com or you can also follow us on social media, on Instagram. We are @lightaftertrauma. On Twitter, it is at Light After Pod. Alyssa Scolari [34:43]: Lastly, please head over to patrion.com/lightaftertrauma. To support our show, we are asking for $5 a month, which is the equivalent to a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Please head on over. Again, that's patrion.com/lightaftertrauma. Thank you and we appreciate your support.

That's Deep Bro
Ep. 128 - Punk Nerds - Where My Moms At w/ Christina P

That's Deep Bro

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 62:06


WHERE MY MOMS AT!? It's the show by the Moms for the Moms. Hosted by everybody's favorite "cool mom" Christina P! Not only the most REAL show for moms, but the most interactive. An open place to admit no one really knows what they're doing.Christina comes in today all fired up about her Starbucks barista wearing a Star Trek pin on their apron. Are Star Trek nerds different from punk nerds? We get into follow ups about ho bags, boyfriends liking stuff on Instagram, and an update from Jack the Texan! Christina gives some insight on how she teaches her kids what's bad to do and we talk about tiers of groups in high school. We also do our best to answer some WWCPD's about bringing ladies back to your parents house, dealing with a cheating partner, and a cool pie kink.Christina P. wants to hear from you since she is seriously lacking in cool mom friends. If you want to share a "Pazsitzky Effect" or "Mom Hack" please call into our voicemail (213)375-5184 and let Christina know! We want to talk to as many moms across America as we can.

Jason & Alexis
1/17 MON HOUR 1: Jason + 7 dogs on a plane and a Starbucks pay it forward halt!

Jason & Alexis

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 42:53


Jason's back from vacation and he has stories! In Orlando, one of his bartender friends at Disney, took him to a Mexican restaurant and her boyfriend's a carny. On his flight from Orlando to Los Angeles, there were also 7 dogs! And what happened when Jason and Colleen Lindstrom saw each other at Disney!

Jumpers Jump
EP.61 - OMICRON THEORIES, SECRET BEHIND STARBUCKS ADVERTISING, JAPANESE RED ROOM CURSE

Jumpers Jump

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 85:01


Jump in with Carlos Juico and Gavin Ruta on episode 61 of Jumpers Jump. This episode we discuss: getting coronavirus, Omicron variant theories, why Starbucks misspells everyones name, secret marketing strategies by big corporations, hackers getting more advanced, the Japanese red room curse, importance of mindset in life, and much more! Follow the podcast: @JumpersPodcast Follow Carlos: @CarlosJuico Follow Gavin: @GavinRutaa Check out the podcast on YouTube: https://bit.ly/JumpersJumpYT Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Smart Agency Masterclass with Jason Swenk: Podcast for Digital Marketing Agencies
Can You Build a Successful Lifestyle Business To Eventually Sell?

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

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 12:25


Are you growing your agency to sell it in the future or prefer the idea of building a lifestyle business? Maybe you don't have to choose. When Anna Mannerfelt created Wired Mustang, an agency specializing in brand development and equine marketing, she decided selling her business was not the ultimate goal. Instead, she created a business to support her lifestyle. In today's episode, she sat down with Jason to talk about her negative experiences with agencies and why she fired a few plus the two-fold job of agencies. She also discusses why creating a lifestyle business doesn't mean you can't one day profitably sell it. 3 Golden Nuggets Why clients fire agencies. Before starting her own business, Anna dealt with many agencies and even fired some after growing tired of a common mistake: the over-promise. Agencies assured they had the capabilities and experience to take on the task and then ultimately would not deliver. “It's like dating,” she says, “anyone can be a good salesperson, but can you actually deliver what you promise?” Make sure you're really good at something before you find yourself in a situation where you can't deliver on promises to clients. The two-fold job of agencies. In her opinion, an agency should, first of all, make their clients look good, whether by brand design or website or billboards. But most importantly, an agency should increase their clients' sales. Analytics is all good but by the end of the day, are you increasing sales? She makes sure to ask clients if her agency is getting them more business. And if not, it's time to find out what they are doing wrong. Having a lifestyle business. We usually talk about the mindset of growing an agency to then sell it and enjoy the lifestyle you want. Anna says she would be bored out of her mind without something to do and preferred to build a lifestyle business. In Jason's experience, we should all strive to design our business around us rather than having a business that controls us. There are a lot of negative ideas about having a lifestyle business but you could also sell a lifestyle business if you choose to. After all, any business is about setting up the right system and the business operating without you. Sponsors and Resources E2M Solutions: Today's episode of the Smart Agency Masterclass is sponsored by E2M Solutions, a web design and development agency that has provided white label services for the past 10 years to agencies all over the world. Check out e2msolutions.com/smartagency and get 10% off for the first three months of service. Subscribe Apple | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Radio FM Building a Successful Lifestyle Business That You Could Sell in The Future {These transcripts have been auto-generated. While largely accurate, they may contain some errors.} Jason: [00:00:00] What's up, everybody? Jason Swenk here and got another amazing episode for you. We're going to talk about growing and scaling your agency and really creating an agency that's a lifestyle business. I know a lot of times we talk about growing an agency building up real big and selling it, but what about if you just want to do a lifestyle business? On today's episode we're going to talk exactly about that, so let's go ahead and get into the show. Hey, Anna. Welcome to the show. Anna: [00:00:31] Thank you, Jason. It's great to be here. Jason: [00:00:34] Yeah. So I'm happy to have you here. Tell us who you are and what do you do? Anna: [00:00:38] Sure. I'm Anna Mannerfelt. I'm the co-founder of an agency called Wired Mustang and we're based out of Denver, Colorado. Jason: [00:00:46] Awesome. And, uh, tell us, how did you start the agency and why did you do it? Anna: [00:00:50] Oh, my goodness, Jason. So I've been in marketing for 30 years, started way back when in Sweden and advertising. And then when I came to Colorado a few years ago now to start over, I saw there was a need for businesses to be represented correctly online with actual professional digital marketers. And having hired and fired a lot of agencies throughout the years, I saw there was a gap for this and a need for it, and also, uh, an opportunity for us to set up a business that we feel very, very strongly about, but also more of a lifestyle business that coincides with our personal interests with horses. So, there you go. Jason: [00:01:31] That's awesome. And what were some of the things that when you were working with agencies and in your past, you said, I fired a lot of them. What did they do to get fired? Let's start it there. Anna: [00:01:43] The over-promise. They said, we can do this or we've done this a gazillion times. They over-promised and they come in and do, it's like dating, you know, you go in and you work for the agency. They, they, they're singing and they're dancing and they show their pretty graphs and analytics and all that goody stuff. But most of it was just show. It was all bullshit. I don't know if I'm allowed to curse. I'm sorry if I do. Jason: [00:02:03] No, you're allowed to. Anna: [00:02:05] Okay. Awesome. It was just smoke and mirrors and it's just like any relationship. Anyone can be a good salesperson, but can you actually deliver what you promise? So that was something that, uh, throughout the years and in the advertising agencies and also in marketing, when I was on the corporate side, it was just very frustrating because you get sold this big hoopla of we're going to do this for you. But by the end of the day, Jason, in our view, in my view and agency's job is twofold. Number one is to make you look good, whatever that is. If it's a brand design or website or billboards, whatever it is that you are a professional at. Then, more importantly is two, are you increasing your clients sales? Not just make you look good. That's something that we are super stickler at over here at Wired Mustang. We are a little bit of control enthusiasts, some will call you a control freak. I say that that's awesome. Analytics is all good, but by the end of the day, are you increasing sales? We ask our clients, are you getting more patients? Are you getting more signups with your insurance? Are you getting more of this and that? And if not, what are we doing wrong? Jason: [00:03:15] Yeah, that's kind of the thing that I've seen over the years when we're interviewing agencies for the show or for the mastermind, you know, the prerequisite is, is like, are they delivering the results? And I have so many people that go to me and they're like, hey, um, does your training show me how to do a particular service? I'm like, no, it doesn't. It shows you exactly, like… It's already assuming you know how to do something really well. You shouldn't start an agency if you're not really good at something. I see these people creating courses, going live anywhere, travel the world. Own an agenc… like, I'm like, no, I don't do that. So let's switch to the lifestyle part because I liked the lifestyle part. Because a lot of us think, let me sweat in blood guts all over the place for five, 10 years, build up an agency and sell it. And then I can have the lifestyle I want. Why did you decide right off the bat to create a lifestyle business for your agency? Anna: [00:04:15] First of all, I'll be bored out of my mind if I retired on nothing to do. That's number one, you have to have something to do. And when it's a lifestyle business, it doesn't feel like work, Jason. It's we get up in the morning at 4:30, we go to the gym cause we all have to stay in shape, right? The older you get, the more you have to work. Same goes with your business. We start at 6:30, 7 AM every day, but it doesn't feel like work because it's work, but it's just part of it. You become so close with clients that you're feel that you're part of their process of becoming successful. And when you share the same values of whatever it is that their products, goods, and services are, it's so easy to just become part of your everyday without feeling it it's a job. And working in corporate and worked for agencies and you, you don't work for anyone. We're all working for our clients, but it doesn't feel like a job. And a lifestyle business is something that when we repositioned Wired Mustang, we said, you know, this is our lifestyle. We do this so we can ride our horses so we can be part of the equine industry and build brand successfully, and also be better for even smaller brand owners out there to help them to be better with their business. Jason: [00:05:35] Are you looking for a reliable partner to increase your agency's bandwidth so you can take on more projects? You know, our partner at E2M wants to help you grow your revenue, your profit margins without increasing your overhead costs. Now, they're a white label, web design and development agency that's been providing white label services for the past 10 years to agencies all over the world. Their team is over 120 experienced, skilled digital experts that's highly motive to help you get more done in less time. Now they can help you in all kinds of digital areas, including web design development, e-commerce, SEO, copywriting, content marketing, and a lot more. If you're not sure whether he is the right fit for your agency, I want you to check out their flexible and transparent pricing model. Go to e2msolutions.com/smartagency. For a limited time, they're offering my smart agency listeners 10% off for the first three months of service. That's e2msolutions.com/smartagency. Well, yeah, I believe everyone should design their business around them rather than have their business control them. Because you know, for many years I thought the opposite. I thought, you know, I'm going to build the business to sell it and basically created this huge prison around me. And then when I did sell it, I was depressed cause I, I did want to work. You know, I didn't want to work as much, but I want to be able to pick and choose. And I think just the stigmatism when people are like, oh, I have a lifestyle… It's like, this is a lifestyle business now, but it's a big business. And it fuels a lot of different people and industries and all that different kinds of things. So, but I designed it around my lifestyle, but then it has to help out other people and just go around and around and around. Anna: [00:07:32] Right. Everyone's probably heard of operating within your sphere of genius. And then that's so easy to do that. And you are operating within your sphere of genius and so am I. So it's our team. So I mean, that's, that gets their blood, sweat and tears and some days I just kind of wish I'm like, why am I doing this? Why am I not back in corporate America and the next second I go, oh, here's why. Jason: [00:07:54] Yeah. And, and I feel you can sell a lifestyle business if you want. It's all about… Any business is about setting up the right system and the business operating without you. Because when I look at a lot of lifestyle businesses, I look at, wow, man, they have a lot of freedom to do other things because they have allowed it, and it's not all dependent on that owner or that one particular person that does everything. So it does open up the door, but I just wish people would not say lifestyle businesses are a bad thing. I think it's a really good thing. Anna: [00:08:28] Oh, no. As long as you have your brand lingo and your brand positioning, you can let someone else run with it. And I think that's why we're doing, I'm knocking on wood here, knocking on wood, whatever I'm doing. It, it works for us, uh, really, really, really well because everyone within Wired Mustang, they know our brand lingo, our tagline is increased online horsepower. Yes. We trademarked it. And I've seen other agencies out there that have genius positioning because they stand on and then it makes it so much easier to not have to be involved in everyday. And whomever is taking over, stepping in, if it's a project manager, does that, they know there's certain look and feel with Wired Mustang probably was saying with your business, you know? Jason: [00:09:11] Oh, yeah. And there's freedom in that. And one of the questions I ask a lot of people is like, like, how happy are you in your business? Like, on a scale of one to 10. And like, if all of you listening, the two people listening out there… So if you really are honest with yourself, like give yourself like 10 being the best one being the worst, uh, seven is a cop-out number. You're not allowed to do seven. Where would you rank your happiness in your business? And I think a lot of you would find that you're in a failing grade. And so what are you going to do about it? Especially with, you know, new year coming up, you know, or new year's already here depending on when they release this or when you listen to it. Yeah, you need to figure that out and make those adjustments rather than the reactive, because I find too many people being reactive out there. Anna: [00:10:00] Yeah, you'll have to be proactive. I mean, it's, it's, you can sit on the pity train or you can get off it and do something proper. No, no one's going to, and that's the benefit of being a business owner and you probably agree with this, Jason, is you have the power to do whatever you want to change it. If it's not for you, you can always go and work at… I don't know, Starbucks or Walmart or whatever you want to do, or step back to corporate, if you do that, but you have to give it a go if you're brave enough to do it, you won't regret it. Jason: [00:10:27] Yeah. There's always something else and there's always multiple paths that you guys can choose. Well, this has all been amazing, Anna. Is there anything I didn't ask you that you think would benefit the audience? Anna: [00:10:37] Oh, my goodness. That was a, that was a very pregnant pause right there. No, not at this point, but one thing I think is super important. You have to stick to the benefit for the audiences that if you believe in doing something, go for it. There's always going to be a Debbie downer saying, oh, you can't do that. Of course, you know what? If someone says, I can't do it, I'm going to prove you wrong. I'm going to do it even better. And I think that's something that when people say can I do this? Can I do that? Of course you can. It's, it's all in your head. Jason: [00:11:03] Yeah, exactly. I love it. What's a website, what's your website where people can go and check out the agency? Anna: [00:11:08] Well, it's www obviously, but wiredmustang.com and focusing predominantly on the equine-related businesses here in America. And it's a big business, uh, not just horses and tack, but everything around it. So, yeah, anyone want to feel free to go there and feel free to shoot me an email as well, if they want to. Jason: [00:11:28] Awesome. Well, thanks so much, Anna, for coming on the show. If you guys enjoyed the episode, make sure you subscribe, hit that little bell button so you don't miss out on any episodes. And if you want to be around amazing agency owners that can see the things you might not be able to see and show you the things that are working for them and others, where you can have a hypergrowth and scale faster and scale smarter and have a lot more fun, I'd love to invite all of you to go to digitalagencyelite.com and check out that page for you. That might be the thing that's looking or that you've been looking for to get you to the next level you might've reached your top of the mountain that you think of, but I can promise you there's a mountain behind you that we can help you out. So make sure you go there now and until next time have a Swenk day.

Super U Podcast
Betty White

Super U Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 20:09


Betty Marion White Ludden (January 17, 1922 – December 31, 2021) was an American actress and comedian. A pioneer of early television, with a career spanning over eight decades, White was noted for her vast work in the entertainment industry and being one of the first women to work both in front of and behind the camera. She was the first woman to produce a sitcom (Life with Elizabeth) in the United States, which contributed to her being named honorary Mayor of Hollywood in 1955. White is often referred to as the "First Lady of Television", a title used for a 2018 documentary detailing her life and career. 5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Have Erik speak at your conference: eq@equalman.com Motivational Speaker | Erik Qualman has inspired audiences at FedEx, Chase, ADP, Huawei, Starbucks, Godiva, FBI, Google, and many more on Digital Leadership. Learn more at https://equalman.com

War of the Roses - The Jubal Show
You may find a cheater in your coffee this morning!

War of the Roses - The Jubal Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 11:53


War of the Roses is when someone calls The Jubal Show because they think that their partner is cheating so we call them offering services in order to catch them cheating.Kayla calls The Jubal Show after she finds a Starbucks drink in her boyfriend Jonah's car...the name on the drink was another woman's! Jubal Fresh asks Jonah a LATTE questions to find out if he is cheating in this War of the Roses!Leave a rating and review wherever you listen. It will help the show out in a big way. If that's not your thing, you can find us on social media here:https://instagram.com/thejubalshowhttps://twitter.com/thejubalshowhttps://www.tiktok.com/@thejubalshow

The Food Freedom/Body Love Podcast
Juicy Body Challenge Day 5: Whatever you're doing, do the opposite!

The Food Freedom/Body Love Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 11:11


If I had to place my money on something (and I'm the kind of woman who spends a whopping 25 cents on a slot machine while in Las Vegas for a week - you know- a real gambling kinda gal) I'd bet that you don't have a fabulous relationship with exercise. If you do - that's great. Seriously, you smelly like fairy farts and that 25 cents is ALL YOURS. But if you don't - or if you're interested in mixing things up abit - I'd love for you to try something new on for size. I'd like you to stop doing the exercise you THINK you should do or the exercise you ALWAYS do, and explore what movement might feel good in your body right now. Today is all about widening the range of activities that we consider "exercise". It's about experimenting to see if your body might want/need something new, shrugging off ideas about the "right" way to move, and listening to what your body is asking for. AKA Internally led movement AKA Juicy Body Moving Tune in to today's episode for more details on how to explore Juicy Body Movement in a whole new way... and then hop over to Instagram to join in on the conversation and WIN a $30 gift card to Starbucks! Join the Juicy Body Challenge Email list HERE. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/foodfreedombodylove/message

Havilah Cunnington
204: Focus Series: Part 2: Focus in Transition with Daniel Giles

Havilah Cunnington

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 36:59


In today's podcast, we are continuing on with our FOCUS SERIES with special guest Daniel Giles. Hear Daniel's story where he moved from England to America without a plan but was willing to jump into anything! Daniel learned how to follow the favor on his life which led him to the marketplace. From running multiple Starbucks stores to climbing to the top at Apple, and now running an extremely successful business with his wife Deborah, Daniel has experienced many different corporate cultures in his life! In this conversation, you'll learn what it looks like to stay focused in the workplace. Learn practical keys to success and how to go the extra mile in the corporate world. The most successful people are really aware of their strengths and weaknesses. Explore what it looks like to be a successful leader. God honors work and hard grit! You are in control of your destiny and you get to write that script with God! Daniel shares that his word for 2022 is “investment”. Invest in yourself! When we become our best selves, it's better for those around us! Do you have a word of the year? If so, we would love to hear what that word is! This episode is packed full of incredible wisdom! You can find Daniel on Instagram at @daniel_giles! Learn more and connect with Havilah: + havilahcunnington.com + truthtotable.com + theinfluencertable.com

Hochman and Crowder
01-13-2022 - Hoch and Crowder Hour 3

Hochman and Crowder

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 35:58


Hour three: Paying-it-forward goes wrong at Starbucks. After, 15 Minutes of Heat and we celebrate National Rubber Ducky Day. 

The Show Presents Full Show On Demand
The Show Presents: Full Show On Demand 1.13.22

The Show Presents Full Show On Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 107:27


Throwback Trivia, Starbucks pay it forward debate, Emily switches tables at restaurants

Win the Day Productions Podcast
60. Growing Rich In Relationships

Win the Day Productions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 27:28


Have you been feeling lonely, overlooked or unseen lately? Are you lacking connection and missing relationships? I know the feeling...lots of us do. The last few years have falsely bred isolation and loneliness into many of us.  BUT...the truth is you are not alone! There are people waiting to connect with you, know you and to hear your story. We are who we surround ourselves with but that also requires us to put ourselves in a place to be seen. We are wired for relationships! You have value to add and it starts by opening your mouth and sharing your story.  Tune in now to hear Becky talk about her struggles with loneliness and how she's fought against it.  Catch the challenge at the end that could land you some Starbucks gift cards too!  SHOW NOTES: https://winthedaypro.com/growing-rich-in-relationships FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/becky_allen/

The Art of Masculinity
Episode 247: Finding Emotions with Dr. John Schinnerer

The Art of Masculinity

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 57:40


On this episode, we talked about: Looking at emotions and how to deal with them Acknowledging emotions instead of hiding them Externalizing blame on others What's underneath the anger? Overfocusing on negative thoughts Interrupting the anger cycle Universal anger triggers Understanding that we are imperfect Rising in the energetic output of anger Playing around with embarrassment You can't outthink your way from emotions Denying and suppress Getting better at emotional awareness Learning how to be better in all aspects of life Men box culture Serving your needs and those around you Knowing your tools in every situation "Where is the room in this idea of success for things like happiness, or relaxation or contentment?" "One of the major things that we need to work on its self awareness and then you can work on greater self-acceptance" "Our anger, it's our business. My anger it's my business, my problem, it's nobody else's problem, I have to figure it out on my own"   About Dr. John: Dr. John Schinnerer coaches clients to perform at their peak from the boardroom to the bedroom.  Dr. John graduated from U.C.  Berkeley with a Ph.D. in educational psychology.  Dr. John was one of three experts to consult with Pixar on the Academy Award-winning movie, Inside Out. He has spoken to organizations such as Stanford Medical School, U.C. Berkeley, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, Yahoo, AT&T, and the Gap. He has been featured in national media such as U.S. News and World Report, Readers Digest, and SELF Magazine. He is a nationally recognized speaker and an award-winning author. He has been on stage or on air with Lt. Governor John Garamendi, Olympic medalist Paul Kingsman, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dan Millman, Dr. Fred Luskin from Stanford, and Dr. Jonathan Haidt from the University of Virginia. He has impacted individuals at companies such as Okta, Twilio, Indeed, AskJeeves, Visa, Cisco, Starbucks, Yahoo, FedEx, Stanford, Cal, UPS, Schreiber Foods, Kaiser Permanente, and Sutter Health. He was featured in a documentary entitled, Skewed, by Paola Bossola, on the effects of violence in the media. He wrote the award-winning book, “How Can I Be Happy?” His areas of expertise range from high performance, to stress management, to positive psychology, to anger management, to creating happy, thriving relationships.  Over 10,000 people have taken his online anger management course. He recently recorded micro-courses on anger management and forgiveness for Simple Habit; they have been listened to over 60,000 times in the first 4 months. Dr. John hosts a podcast to help men evolve towards greater success, happiness, and connection, The Evolved Caveman. Visit GuideToSelf.com to learn more about Dr. John. Or follow on Instagram at TheEvolvedCaveman.    You can follow and support Dr. John at:  IG: @theevolvedcaveman Web: https://theevolvedcaveman.com/ Podcast: The Evolved Caveman   Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

The David Rubenstein Show
Mellody Hobson

The David Rubenstein Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 30:05


Ariel Investments President and Co-CEO and Starbucks Chair Mellody Hobson talks about the need for diversity on corporate boards, her favorite coffee from Starbucks, and what it's like watching a movie with George Lucas. This episode of "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations" was recorded Dec. 13. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Good Life Project
Agapi Stassinopoulos | How to Speak to Spirit

Good Life Project

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 60:28


When you think about the word “prayer,” does it repel you, trigger you, or draw you in? My guest today, Agapi Stassinopoulos, offers a way into this sometimes loaded word that is both inclusive and powerful, no matter your beliefs, your background, or relationship with any kind of organized religion. The type of prayer she invites us to invoke operates on a very different level. One that anyone can get behind, and find connection and solace from. And this idea, along with many specific examples, is the focus of her newest book, Speaking with Spirit: 52 Prayers to Guide, Inspire, and Uplift You.Agapi is what I like to call a walking hug. She embodies love, which in fact is the translation of her name. A best-selling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world, after being raised in Athens, Agapi was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but then shifted direction, focusing her wisdom, words and presence away from the theatrical stage, getting her master's in psychology and speaking more directly to the hearts and minds of people with intention of inspiring us all to live better lives. She's authored numerous books, spoken to organizations around the world, from L'Oreal, Accenture, and LinkedIn to Google, Nike, Starbucks, Museum of Modern Art, and hundreds of others. In today's conversation, we dive deep into what happens we muster the courage to speak aloud a hard truth, a deep need, open to vulnerability, and reconnect with something bigger than ourselves. If there was ever a time to embrace this idea, it's now.You can find Agapi at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Agapi in a prior episode that shares more of her personal story, and the experiences that have shaped her.My new book is available!Order Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive today!Check out our offerings & partners: KiwiCo: KiwiCo delivers science and art projects for kids of all ages. Redefine learning with play and get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on any crate line with code GOODLIFE at kiwico.comSleep Number: Adjustable firmness, comfort and support on each side. Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep, which starts with Sleep Number adjustability. It's time for Sleep Number's Lowest Prices of the Season. Save up to $1000 on Sleep Number 360® smart beds. Plus special financing, for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFE.OUAI: Get healthy hair & soft skin with our nourishing formulas. Does your hair need a Detox? Leave last year's build-up behind and start the year feeling refreshed and ready with OUAI. Go to theouai.com and use code GOODLIFE to get 15% off your entire purchase. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Benjamin Dixon Show
1-12-22 | Solidarity Wednesday ft Nomiki Konst | MPD Officers on Trial in Floyd Case | Biden's Belated Voting Rights Push

The Benjamin Dixon Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 123:10


We hate ads as much as you. Get access to the ad-free version of every show: Patreon.com/TheBpDShow OR Patreon.com/LikeItOrNot1-12-22 | Solidarity Wednesday | MPD Officers on Trial in Floyd Case | Biden's Belated Voting Rights Push

The JV Show Podcast
Charizards, Snorlaxes, and Squirtles!

The JV Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 85:40


On today's 1-12-22 Wednesday show: Selena has officially made a major life change, a pair of cops were fired for playing Pokemon GO while on duty, a food delivery driver posts a video eating a customer's food because of a bad tip, a guy breaks a pay it forward streak at a Starbucks drive-thru, there is a new cruise ship that you can live on, and we bring on a Bay Area nail tech who services some of the Warriors's player's wives!

DLWeekly Podcast - Disneyland News and Information

This week, Star Tours turns 35, another good sign that the trams are returning soon, new Lunar New Year mural in Downtown Disney, a new treat comes to DCA, looking forward to the next 100 years of the Disney Company, we go in depth with Star Tours, and more! Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/. If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/. Book your travel through ConciEARS at no extra cost to you! Be sure to mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking! If you want some awesome headwear or one of a kind items, be sure to visit our friends over at All Enchanting Ears! You can use the promo code DLWEEKLY10 to get 10% off your order! News: A galaxy far, far away came to Disneyland 35 years ago recently. This was the first time that fans of the Star Wars universe could actually be apart of the universe, years before Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. The opening of the landmark attraction was celebrated by the park staying open for 60 hours. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/01/star-tours-at-disneyland-park-celebrates-35-years-of-galactic-adventures/ Another great sign of progress to get the trams back operating for guests is underway. There are construction walls up around the loading area in Downtown Disney, with paving taking place behind the walls. According to our friend David over at FreshBaked reported that 7 trams are in operation and being tested, up from just 4 recently. – https://www.micechat.com/311792-disneyland-update-lightning-lane-shenanigans-and-staffing-problems/ and https://wdwnt.com/2022/01/photos-downtown-disney-parking-tram-station-construction/ Lunar New Year is coming up quick on February 1st. To celebrate, the mural in Downtown Disney on the corner of the former ESPN building has been updated to reflect the occasion. Being the year of the tiger, the mural includes Tigger, along with Mushu, Mulan, Chip, Dale, and Goofy. The artwork was created by Disney Live Entertainment art director Elizabeth Lisa Kang. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/01/photos-new-lunar-new-year-mural-featuring-tigger-in-downtown-disney-district/ A slighly healthier snack has come to Disney California Adventure. Chocolate covered bananas have debuted at Carabelle's Ice Cream Shop. Not only will they be covered in chocolate, but also with a variety of toppings. Rainbow sprinkles, Mickey confetti, crushed peanuts, and crushed waffle cone. This follows the return of the bananas to Walt Disney World a couple of months ago. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/01/09/weve-been-waiting-for-this-treat-to-arrive-in-disneyland/ Some popular Disney treats have seen a price increase recently at Walt Disney World. This could mean that the price changes are coming to Disneyland in the future. Some notable prices are $5 for a 20oz bottle of soda, Mickey Premium Bars up to $6.25, and the Dole Whip at $6.99. It is not certain that prices will increase, but something to keep an eye on. Some of the items at the restaurants have also increased by a couple of dollars each. – https://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/epcot/news/10jan2022-disney-hikes-the-price-of-mickey-bars-and-dole-whips-along-with-hundreds-of-other-food-and-beverage-items-at-walt-disney-world.htm The Disneyland Monorail will be going down for refurbishment, possibly in relation to the changes coming to the Downtown Disney District in February. Currently, the monorail is scheduled to close February 14th, with no exact end on the calendar yet. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/01/06/disneylands-monorail-to-close-temporarily-this-month/ There are just a few more days to visit a couple locations in Downtown Disney. Earl of Sandwich is currently scheduled to close on January 22nd, Sugarboo & Co will close on January 16th. The Starbucks located in the same building as Earl of Sandwich has already closed. This is in preperation for the makeover of this section of the shopping district, which should be starting soon. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/13096/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_January_10___16_2022#news0 and https://www.micechat.com/311809-disneyland-news-monorail-downtown-disney-shops-prepare-to-close-in-advance-renovation/ With the recent surge in COVID cases, due to the omicron variant, staffing at the resort has been challenging. The resort has been cross training as many cast members as possible and moving cast members around as much as possible to limit the impact of the shortages. The most notable closure is Napa Rose. Reservations were cancelled for guests who had booked dining at the location, due to staffing issues. – https://www.micechat.com/311792-disneyland-update-lightning-lane-shenanigans-and-staffing-problems/ Disney Vacation Club members should be aware of some new changes to the program. Interval International exchanges are now officially available. Exchanges with this program include thousands of resorts all over the world, including “high-quality properties” such as Marriott, Sheraton, Hyatt, and Westin. Disney Stays include not only Disney Vacation Club Resorts, but also traditional Disney Resort hotel exchange options. Disney Experiences include exchange options like Disney Cruise Line voyages, Adventures by Disney guided trips, National Geographic Expeditions, and the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. – https://wdwnt.com/2022/01/disney-vacation-club-adds-new-exchange-options-for-disney-experiences-and-non-disney-resorts-through-interval-international/ The next century of the Walt Disney Company is just around the corner, and CEO Bob Chapek has released some goals for the next century. Chapek released the “three pillars of success” in a memo to Cast Members. The three pillars are storytelling excellence, innovation, and relentless focus on the audience. On the surface, these pillars are exactly what the public expects from the company currently, and are nothing new. Time will tell what these pillars mean for the company going forward and what will change based on these. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2022/01/ceo-bob-chapek-establishes-his-three-pillars-of-success-for-the-next-century-of-the-walt-disney-company/ Discussion Topic: Star Tours Deep Dive Disney Parks Blog – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2022/01/star-tours-at-disneyland-park-celebrates-35-years-of-galactic-adventures/ Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Tours WDWNT – https://wdwnt.com/2022/01/looking-back-on-the-history-and-impact-of-the-original-star-tours-35-years-later/ Behind the Attraction – Episode 3

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