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Episode 68: Neal & Toby chat about Elon Musk's brain implant company receiving FDA approval for human trials. Would you volunteer to go under the knife for Neuralink? Then, after eluding process servers for months, Shaq gets served during an NBA game at the former FTX arena...ironic isn't it? Next, Starbucks switches its ice cubes and stirs up a debate online. Finally, Memorial Day weekend is here! Neal & Toby have some interesting stats that might help your wallet for the upcoming weekend. Learn more about our sponsor, Brex: brex.com/brewdaily Learn more about our sponsor, Fidelity: https://fidelity.com/stocksbytheslice Listen Here: https://link.chtbl.com/MBD Watch Here: https://www.youtube.com/@MorningBrewDailyShow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The PLOG is taking one for the home team by following up our yoshinoya beef bowls with a piping cold dose of olive oil coffee, and a review of Rainie's hinge profile. • Get Access To The AfterPod: https://bit.ly/PaTRYon • Listen Everywhere: https://linktr.ee/trypod • Follow Us On Instagram: https://bit.ly/TryGram Follow Our Personal Accounts: https://www.instagram.com/korndiddy https://www.instagram.com/keithhabs https://www.instagram.com/milesbon https://www.instagram.com/itsrainingtoll To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nikki is in Vienna, her first stop in Europe with her bestie Anya Marina, her boyfriend Chris Convy while Brian is allegedly in Tikrit. Brian once spent New Year's Eve on a plane and was annoyed that there was no celebration. Sharing adventures from Europe, Nikki fessed to crying in front of German men before her performance. They talk about performing in front of friends vs strangers. Chris shares a hack to save face abroad. Starbucks in Europe did not pass the heat test but has a naked TV show that Nikki is obsessed with. Nikki doesn't care about germs and was shocked that Chris saw her eating a lollipop that fell on the floor. Brian once had to have an intervention with a friend who had bad body odor. Nikki found comfort when she realized that she moves like Conan. In Reddit Dump, we learn that being on top isn't so easy and why acting aloof gets you in a relationship. ——— Watch this episode on our Youtube Channel: The Nikki Glaser Podcast Follow the pod on Instagram for bonus content: @NikkiGlaserPod Leave us your voicemail: Click Here To Record Nikki's Tour Dates: nikkiglaser.com/tour Anya's Patreon: patreon.com/anyamarina Brian Frange: brianfrange.com More Nikki: IG More Anya: IG More Brian: IG More producer Noa: IG See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
https://www.ticketweb.com/event/cox-n-crendor-bottom-lounge-tickets/13241238?pl=kickstand The boys are back and this time Jesse has recovered from his Vegas injury and Crendor - well he's recovering from an anime convention. But could his anime adventure lead to the next great otaku craze?! Speaking of Japan, the boys take a look at a town in Japan and somehow end up talking about a Starbucks for 10 minutes. Just another episode of Cox n' Crendor! Go to http://hellofresh.com/cox16 and use code cox16 for 16 free meals plus free shipping! Go to http://joinhoney.com/cox to get PayPal Honey for free. Go to http://babbel.com/cox to get up to 55% off your subscription.
Alex Hormozi is an American entrepreneur. He started as a management consultant in the public sector then left that career to pursue a career in fitness starting his first gym at age 23. He scaled his small gym chain from 0 to 6 locations in three years. Over the next two years, he and his wife started flying around the country turning gyms around. Their large success, however, came from packaging and licensing his boutique gym model to 5000+ gyms around the world. They then started a supplement and software company to support that base of gyms. They sold a 66% stake in the company in 2021 at $46.2M to American Pacific Group. They then started Acquisition.com as a holding company for their private investments. The private equity firm focuses on making minority investments into cash flow positive growing founder owned businesses. They then scale those businesses. As of 2023, their portfolio of 16 companies generates $200,000,000 per year and growing. The couple now has shifted their mission to making real business education available to everyone. They fulfill on this by making content across social media and publishing books and free courses for entrepreneurs. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Motivational Speaker | Erik Qualman has inspired audiences at FedEx, Chase, ADP, Huawei, Starbucks, Godiva, FBI, Google, and many more on Focus and Digital Leadership. Learn more at https://equalman.com
Dan + Shay are on the show talking about their song "You," the new album they've been working on, why they took a social media detox and more! They will also reveal the artist collaboration that never happened... Plus, find out why Amy ruined one of those Starbucks generosity chains and what the barista told her when she asked to re-start it. Then, Eddie invited Amy's son to his house on "No Parenting Sunday", and she's not sure how she feels about it. Hear why!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Harry and Meghan Markle pull a Jussie Smollett in Manhattan, polyamory gets the green light in multiple cities, and Starbucks goes trans. Ep.1249 - - - Click here to join the member exclusive portion of my show: https://utm.io/ueSEl - - - DailyWire+: Become a DailyWire+ member to gain access to movies, shows, documentaries, and more: https://bit.ly/3jJQBQ7 Pre-order your Jeremy's Chocolate here: https://bit.ly/3EQeVag Shop all Jeremy's Razors products here: https://bit.ly/3xuFD43 Get your Michael Knowles merch here: https://bit.ly/3X6tlKY - - - Today's Sponsors: Genucel - 70% off the Most Popular Package + FREE SHIPPING + Free Spa Essentials at https://genucel.com/knowles Good Ranchers - Memorial Day Sale! Get up to 25% off sitewide. Use promo code KNOWLES at checkout. https://bit.ly/43G8p0P - - - Socials: Follow on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3RwKpq6 Follow on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3BqZLXA Follow on Facebook: https://bit.ly/3eEmwyg Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3L273Ek Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle claim they were victimized in a two-hour paparazzi chase – but the evidence doesn't stack up; Target and Starbucks push the trans agenda; and the debt ceiling inches ever closer. Click here to join the member exclusive portion of my show: https://utm.io/ueSEj Ep.1730 - - - DailyWire+: Order your copy of “When Race Trumps Merit” by Heather Mac Donald: https://amzn.to/3I1mOMb Shop all Jeremy's Razors products here: https://bit.ly/3xuFD43 Get your Ben Shapiro merch here: https://bit.ly/3TAu2cw - - - Today's Sponsors: Good Ranchers - Use code "BEN" at checkout for up to 25% off site-wide: https://bit.ly/416NvWW Ramp - Get $250 when you join Ramp. Go to http://www.ramp.com/Shapiro Genucel - 70% off the Most Popular Package, + FREE SHIPPING + Free Spa Essentials https://genucel.com/shapiro Ruff Greens - Get a free Jumpstart Trial Bag at http://www.FreeRuffGreens.com/Ben, or call 833-MY DOG 33 - - - Socials: Follow on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3cXUn53 Follow on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3QtuibJ Follow on Facebook: https://bit.ly/3TTirqd Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3RPyBiB Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Don't let the words money and debt turn you away from this conversation. Because babe, I PROMISE ... this is not a normal conversation around those topics. I've invited my client-turned-friend, Alli Williams on to talk about this because not only is she brilliant in this area, but she makes money feel light and FUN. Which is how money should feel
This week, Taylor, Sandy and Taddea Richard discuss Martha Stewart's steamy swimsuit photo shoot, two new surprises at Arby's, Starbucks' hot brow water, the joys of being a child, Gordon Ramsey's return to television, the greatest news story of all time and much, much more! An all new segment entitled "Our Week's: Questions for Dad Before He Dies" debuts!
In this episode, Dinesh exposes both the Russia collusion scandal, as documented in the Durham report, and the 2020 letter signed by 51 intelligence officials as two separate cases of election interference. Podcaster and TV personality Trish Regan joins Dinesh to talk about current issues including the state of the economy. Dinesh reveals how Starbucks is trying to push woke perversion in India.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Best Christian Podcast in the Omniverse Canary Cry News Talk #623 - 05.15.2023 - Recorded Live to Tape THE PEACE ALGO | Zelensky Meets Pope, End of Web2, Rogue AI, Harry Nephilim Deconstructing Corporate Mainstream Media News from a Biblical Worldview We Operate Value 4 Value: http://CanaryCry.Support Join Supply Drop: http://CanaryCrySupplyDrop.com Submit Articles: http://CanaryCry.Report Join the Tee Shirt Council: http://CanaryCryTShirtCouncil.com Resource: Index of MSM Ownership (Harvard.edu) Resource: Aliens Demons Doc (feat. Dr. Heiser, Unseen Realm) All the links: http://CanaryCry.Party This Episode was Produced By: Executive Producers Palmer B*** Producers Jackie U, Rachelle S, Lady Knight Little Wing, Jaqueline A, Timothy H, Morgan E, Sir Morv Knight of the Burning Chariots, Sir Darrin Knight of the Hungry Panda's, Sir Casey the Shield Knight, Veronica D, Ronin Poet, Dame Gail Canary Whisperer and Lady of X's and O's, Sir Scott Knight of Truth CanaryCry.ART Submissions Sir Dove Knight of Rusbeltia Kalub JonathanF Billabong Bill Microfiction Runksmash - The young woman slides off the stage towards the door, she pulls a rope off its hook. From the rafters falls a bag, it hits the stage it releases triggering an EMP mine inside with a loud “MORV!” The censor's visor goes black and he hits the stage. Stephen S - The Navy SAR Swimmer school set high expectations the proof of concept rescue robots. UCLA's ARTEMIS project failed the first test. Master Chief McBurly's notes, “It may kick a ball but to save lives in the open ocean, it needs to be buoyant.” CLIP PRODUCER Emsworth, FaeLivrin, Joelms, Laura TIMESTAPERS Jade Bouncerson, Christine C, Pocojo SOCIAL MEDIA DOERS Dame MissG of the OV and Deep Rivers CanaryCry.Report Submissions JAM, Noah, Kevin REMINDERS Clankoniphius SHOW NOTES Podcast = T - 2:05 from D-Live HELLO, RUN DOWN 4:20 V / 2:15 P BASIL 6:28 V / 4:23 P DAY JINGLE/PERSONAL/EXEC. 24:40 V / 22:35 P FLIPPY 33:05 V / 31:00 P Matician Brings a Service Model to Home-Cleaning Robots (IEEE) (i triple e) UKRAINE/POPE 47:09 V / 45:03 P Zelenskyy meets with Pope Francis in Rome (CBS) → Pope Francis gives Ukrainian President sculpture of olive branch SOCIAL MEDIA 59:05 V / 57:00 P Lawsuit, social media companies promoted WS propaganda, led to Buffalo mass shooter (CNN) → RESTRICT Act → E-Verify system in FL aimed at scaring off workers in worst jobs (PalmBeach) → Thomas Massie, House Republican, calls out issue (Reason) GREAT RESET 1:18:31 V / 1:16:26 P The real reasons stores like Walmart and Starbucks are closing in big cities (CNN) AI 1:28:18 V / 1:26:13 P Influencer who created AI version of herself says it's gone rogue and she's working 'around the clock' to stop it saying sexually explicit things (Insider) V4V/TREASURE/SPEAKPIPE/TALENT 1:41:28 V / 1:39:23 P NEPHILIM UPDATE 2:01:42 V / 1:59:37 P There are Sasquatch among us. It's a matter of paying attention (TownTalk) TIME PRODUCERS 2:14:54 V / 2:12:49 P END
The Face-Off with Fleming & Fowler
On this weeks episode, Fowler has some “Spicious Activity” going on in her life that she didn't anticipate. The Governor of Florida is on the rampage again while Major insurance companies are buying up Private Practices. Brittany Griner played in her first official game since being rescued from Russia while Ja Morant looks to be the new spokesperson for the NRA (allegedly). Jonathan Majors has a new love interest while Janelle Monae is officially free! Starbucks has new prices while another big fast food chain will start closing some doors. In The Rehab Corner, we discuss how to normalize silence in the work place and if you should correct people who mispronounce your name. Don't forget to follow us on all social media platforms including IG, Twitter and YouTube @thefaceoffpod. On FB, follow us @thisisthefaceoffpodcast Please Like, Comment, Share, Download and Subscribe! For sponsor information, please email us @email@example.com
Stories from the Field: Demystifying Wilderness Therapy
In this episode, we talk with Majka Burhardt, a professional climber, social entrepreneur, author, mother of twins, filmmaker, and so much more. Majka has just written a new book titled, "More: Life on the Edge of Adventure and Motherhood," which is an intense and authentic memoir written in a unique style that combines letters to her children, reflections on motherhood and daughterhood, adventure, career, marriage, and so much more. Majka shares the story of writing "More," including the challenges of being a professional climber, digging into her family's past, and society's expectations of women pursuing a unique adventure path. She also talks about the mental health impacts of being a high-risk adventurer and how that has changed as she ages. Majka shares her journey into the outdoor field, including several pivots. She discusses the origins and purpose of the Legado Initiative, her most recent social entrepreneur project, and other organizations she has developed over the years. Overall, Majka's story is inspiring and thought-provoking. Her dedication to her passions and ability to create meaningful connections is remarkable. You are going to enjoy this story! Season 16 is focused on how high-risk adventure impacts mental health and is underwritten by wmai.org Majka's bio from her website: Majka Burhardt has a passion for creating unusual connections. As a professional climber, social entrepreneur, author, mother of twins, and filmmaker Majka has spent more than two decades leading multi-stage international ventures focused on current issues of environmental and cultural significance spanning Africa, Europe, South, and North America. Majka is the Founder and Executive Director of Legado, an international organization that helps secure Thriving Futures for both people and the places they call home. Legado originated in 2011 during a pioneering climbing and conservation research expedition to Mozambique and is supported today by some of the world's most influential social change funders and decision-makers. Majka is the author of More: Life at the Edge of Adventure and Motherhood (Pegasus Books '23), a Next Big Idea Club Must Read. More is an intense and emotional journey born at the confluence of motherhood, adventure, career, and marriage. Raw, candid, and galvanizing, the book is a passionate and poignant testament to the enduring power of love and our lifelong journey to understand ourselves as we strive to always pursue more. Majka's first book Vertical Ethiopia: Climbing Toward Possibility in the Horn of Africa (2008) was short‑listed for the Banff Book Award. Her second book, Coffee Story: Ethiopia, was released in August 2011 and featured by Starbucks in 2013, and re-released as a second edition in 2018. In 2010, Majka produced Waypoint Namibia and the film was featured at international film festivals and shown on NBC's Universal Sports. Majka was nominated for an EPIC Emerging Artist Award for her work as the Executive Producer. Her 2016 film Namuli was released to acclaim at over 50 international film festivals and across the US on PBS. Namuli tells the story of Majka's climbing and conservation research Mount Namuli, Mozambique's second highest mountain and a critical target for conservation in southeast Africa— and of the origins of Legado. As a keynote speaker, Majka addresses a diverse group of organizations and companies. Her clients have included Google, Nespresso, the Commonwealth Club, Banff Film and Book Festival, Colorado Environmental Coalition, universities and colleges throughout North America, and many others. Her work and projects have been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, Outside Magazine, The Weather Channel, NPR and many other major international media outlets. Majka's articles have appeared in publications including Afar, Men's Health, Skiing Magazine, Backpacker, Patagonia, Alpinist, Women's Adventure, The Explorers Journal, and Climbing, where her column “Whipped,” ran for six years. Concurrent with her role as Executive Director of Legado, Majka is a professional climber and ambassador with top outdoor company Patagonia. She is an American Mountain Guides Association Rock Guide and Ice Instructor and also former two-term member of the organizations' Board of Directors. Majka is a Mulago Foundation Henry Arnhold Fellow for her work in conservation entrepreneurship, graduated from Princeton University cum laude, and received a MFA in Creative Writing from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. Majka lives in New Hampshire with her husband, Peter Doucette, and their twin children.
Welcome back to Brunch with Desb! Today, I have a jam-packed episode for you because not only will I be breaking down my recent trip to Austin, Texas for the Dear Media IRL event, but I'll also be sharing something I recently learned about Starbucks as well as the usual Skin Care Corner and my watches of the week. In this episode, we'll talk about the highlights of my trip and what I got up on a daily basis as well as some of the amazing lessons I learned from my fellow podcasters. This episode is truly a PSA to anyone who is currently feeling stuck. No, you don't need to be an entrepreneur to succeed in life. In fact, it's okay to work for someone else and the second we learn to stop thinking that the grass is greener on the other side, the better. I encourage you to try to be as positive as you can about what you have because the more grace you give yourself, the better you are going to treat those around you. It's okay not to have what someone else has. It's okay to be happy with where you're at, and it's okay to keep working hard to achieve more. Keep listening to hear more! Time Stamps: (3:40) A Starbucks Drive-Thru Revelation (7:53) Dear Media IRL Trip Recap (20:03) Brunch with Desb Rebrand (21:24) Watches of the Week (25:14) Skin Care Corner (28:57) Launches (33:11) Things I Learned from my Trip ----- VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://www.brunchwithdesb.com https://www.stori.com/desb - May 12 / DESB for free shipping https://www.paragonfitwear.com - May 16 / DESB for 11% off https://www.ptula.com - DESB for 5% off upon launch, shh! tarte foundation stick: https://rstyle.me/+H9qCiQU-gvajO7qc_xzABw tula lip balm (DESB for 15% off #tulapartner): https://www.tula.com/products/krista-horton-coconut-lip-mask GO TO COSTA RICA WITH ME: https://trovatrip.com/trip/central-america/costa-rica/costa-rica-with-des-pfeifer-nov-2023 watch my latest YouTube video: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/@DESB___ DM me on IG: www.instagram.com/brunchwithdesb Follow my like to know it: https://www.shopltk.com/explore/desb___ Follow up amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/desb___ —--- Join betterhelp today - www.betterhelp.com/desb code “desb” for 10% off your first month! #ad #sponsored OPEN FACEBOOK FITNESS COMMUNITY: www.facebook.com/groups/dbftcommunity
A few years ago, writer and cartoonist Tim Urban started becoming troubled by what he saw going on in the world around him. He noticed that while technology was progressing in unbelievable ways—people were going to space on private rocket ships and computers were the size of Starbucks coffee cups—it seemed like people were unhappier than ever before. We were petty. We were turning against each other. We were tribal. And he noticed that the very things that had allowed for unbelievable technological progress—things like democracy, liberalism, and humanism—were under siege. Why was everything such a mess? When did things get so tribal? And why do humans do this stuff to each other? Urban's new book, What's Our Problem? A Self-Help Book for Societies, is an answer to those questions and more. Like his other work on his blog, Wait But Why, Urban uses comically simple drawings, stick figures, and charts, to make the most complex and profound questions that humans face tangible and affecting. In this book, Urban looks back at hundreds of thousands of years of history and explains how we are now living through more change, more rapidly, than at any other time—the stakes of that are almost too high to comprehend—but what he argues is that the danger we face in the end is not global warming. It's not an asteroid racing toward Earth. It's not an impending alien invasion. It's ourselves. On today's episode, Tim Urban explains how we got ourselves into this mess, and how we can also get ourselves out of it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Off Duty Podcast - Law Enforcement
Join me for an awesome conversation with the one and only Lyndsey Taylor, a total rockstar in law enforcement. Lyndsey spills the tea on her journey to becoming a cop, including the challenges she faced as a woman in a male-dominated field.Find out how Lyndsey's Starbucks encounters with police officers led her to pursue a career in law enforcement. And, hear about how her family's initial reluctance only motivated her to pursue her dreams even harder. Lyndsey also dishes on how self-love has been a game-changer for her, sharing her journey of therapy and taking risks to achieve her goals.Don't miss our discussion about the similarities between Lyndsey's experiences as a cop and her twin sister Ali's life-saving work as a nurse during the pandemic. Tune in to hear Lyndsey's amazing insights on perseverance and the importance of recognizing the hard work of first responders like nurses, EMTs, and dispatchers.Lyndsey's story will remind you of the incredible strength and resilience of the individuals who dedicate their lives to serving and protecting our communities. So, grab some popcorn and join us for this inspiring conversation about life, love, and the challenges faced by those who keep us safe!About Lyndsay Taylor4 Yrs in LEFrom PennsylvaniaFollow LyndsayInstagramEPISODE CHAPTERS(0:00:00) - Female Police Officer's Experience and Journey(0:11:20) - Relationships and Personalities in Law Enforcement(0:17:07) - Purpose for First Responders(0:23:14) - Life, Love, and Self-Love============================Support First Responders:Blue Java Coffee Co. is a coffee brand that I started, one because I like coffee and two, because a portion of every purchase, will be donated to a different campaign on the “Fund the First” platform, helping first responders in need. Get your coffee here!This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
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The Transformation Maven Podcast
What's the deal with group dates and foot fetishes? This week, we cross “attempt to pick up a guy while performing stand-up comedy” off the list. Listen in while I chat with friends Katie (from high school) and Andrea (the new friend I made in Starbucks back in December) about dating, get a little taste of my stand-up comedy set, and also, take a guess which sitcom inspired this episode! I'd love to hear from you! Let me know if you have any questions or takeaways, stories to share, or if you're making your own bucket list (or have ideas for mine)! Connect with me on Instagram @lovebefore100 Check out my YouTube channel for the video version and some bloopers https://youtube.com/@lovebefore100
Another week of bipartisan bonding! With no hope of finding Davis, Amy's Starbucks parking lot friend Rochelle Westlund was tapped to help rep the left. This week hit on all the talkers relevant to the final days of Minnesota State Session. In national politics we talk about Trump's loss in civil court for sexually abusing E. Jean Carroll. Trumps electability and status in the GOP, Clarence Thomas, Harley Crow, the Supreme Court, and the usual serving of sexual tension and madcap comedy. Consumer Warning: Amy's voice is normally very pleasant, but this week it might make you barf. Just know it doesn't make many appearances. (she was there the whole time though, honest.) Enjoy the show and tell a friend! If you'd consider giving to the show's patreon page....it helps pay our bills (not line our pockets) and as a bonus, you get some cool benefits and prizes, including your membership into our “not a dick” hall of fame: patreon.com/wrongabouteverythingpodcast please support our sponsors! if you need a place to store your money, join the thousands of Minnesotans who have saved money with less fees and lower loan rates by joining a MN Credit Union. To learn more: mncun.org -if you are injured in an accident or due to someone else's negligence, we strongly recommend looking up the great Michael Bryant at Bradshaw & Bryant: mnpersonalinjury.com If you need help with a podcast, video, or livestream check out MBC Multicast Studio! To learn more, message them at firstname.lastname@example.org -or visit their site at mbcmulticast.com
THE GOOD GAME: COVID-19 emergency is over, Starbucks charging for "no water" Refreshers, WNBA team values up, and the Pixies
Label Free: "To live your best life, live label free."
In this episode of the Label Free Podcast, host Deanna Radulescu interviews April Moss, co-founder of DigiBuild, a construction software company. April shares her journey from being an executive in several global organizations to becoming an entrepreneur in a male-dominated industry. She talks about her passion and understanding of construction, which came from her dad being a contractor. Throughout the episode, April discusses her experiences working for Procter and Gamble, Starbucks, and a brokerage firm, and how these roles helped her in her entrepreneurial endeavor. Tune in to learn more about April's inspiring journey and how she succeeded as a female entrepreneur in the construction industry. To learn more or to connect with April, head to the links below:https://digibuild.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/april-moss-01a7b71a/[00:01:06] From corporate to entrepreneurship.[00:04:34] Strong women who influenced her.[00:06:49] Suicides in the construction industry.[00:11:07] Solving construction supply chain problems.[00:13:40] Construction software technology.[00:16:43] Sustainable supplier database.[00:19:52] Changing careers and industries.As always thank you for the support, to contact me directly follow the link below:https://www.labelfreepodcast.com Stay Healthy, Stay Ready- Deanna Marie Radulescu#podcastguest #labelfreepodcast #digibuild #constructionsoftware #construction
Donald Trump rape case decision reached. The prime minister of Hungary wants Trump back in the White House for the good of the world. Joe Biden has been in prime form ... again ... and again. A trans person was fired from Starbucks in the U.K. for yelling at a customer who didn't use the "correct" pronouns. California will have a hotline where residents can report hate crimes including verbal abuse. Why is there no punishment for false sexual assault allegations? A Democrat congressman believes the illegal aliens massing at our border are due to climate change. Reporter Michael Yon says the American government is paying to bus the illegal aliens to the United States border. What's going on at CNN? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this 3 part series, Keara will walk you through her Summer 'Glow Up' Guide which is meant to help you refresh, reset, and glow up in time for summer (but also to continue on as part of your habits + routines)! In part 1 (nutrition and wellness), Keara shares with you her top nutrition tips, explains how nutrition doesn't need to be complicated and walks you through how to create balanced meals that will keep you fuller, more energized and balance your blood sugar!Don't forget to leave a rate + review wherever you listen to this podcast - screenshot your rating / review and DM to @forbetterdayspod for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card! Part 1: Nutrition + Wellness (comes out 5/10)Part 2: Movement + Exercise (comes out 5/17)Part 3: Self Care, Mindset, and Motivation (comes out 5/24)JOURNAL: how do you want to feel this summer and why?Superhuman Mediation App - use code KEARA at checkout to get 1-month free (on top of the 2-week free trial - thats 6 free weeks)!!Shop my Amazon: Amazon StorefrontJoin the For Better Days Groupchat!!ALSO!!! Keara just released her Nourished from Sunrise to Sunset Recipe E-book which has 50+ whole food & (mostly) plant based recipes!! The recipe book is a digital pdf download (you won't receive a hard copy) and it includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sauces, and sweet treats for you to make and include in your weekly meal plans! The e-book is on sale for $30 for the next two weeks - get your hands on it before the price goes back up to $40!Get your copy now: Nourished from Sunrise to Sunset Recipe E-book
Wall Street Vision - Investing Podcast
In this video, we explore the fascinating story of Howard Schultz and his incredible journey with Starbucks. From his humble beginnings in Brooklyn, to his rise as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in modern history, Schultz's story is one of perseverance, passion, and vision.
Anything but First World Problems There's nothing good to watch on TV. I can't decide what to order from the extensive menu at this restaurant. I have too many clothes and not enough closet space. The barista at my coffee shop spelled my name wrong on my cup. My phone is too big to fit comfortably in my pocket. Oh no… My phone battery is dying, and I forgot my charger. I can't find my favourite flavour of sparkling water at the grocery store. Do these problems seem familiar to you? These are first-world problems, and I'm just as guilty of having them: I've been frustrated when my phone was dying, and I'd forgotten my power bank at an Ed Sheeran concert in Atlanta. And you've heard me complain about Starbucks getting my name wrong on an overcharged cup of tall Americano. In this episode, we're going to be dealing with other problems, like: “Should we give our 13-year-old baby girl away to be married to an older man, or should we keep her here and risk that she will be abducted and turned into a sex slave.” That's the kinda stuff we'll be dealing with in this episode, as Susan Laker will tell her life story. WARNING It's also a story that will be hard to listen to. It's heartbreaking, and with so many graphic details, that will not be suitable for children. At the same time, I feel this might be the most important episode of The Radio Vagabond that I've done up until now. My name is Palle Bo. Welcome back to the third and final part of my miniseries from the Acholi Quarter in Kampala, Uganda. INTRO I hope you have had a chance to listen to the first two episodes from The Acholi Quarter in Uganda, where Susan Laker, a small but mighty woman in her late 30s, took us around. She's the co-founder and leader of 22STARS Foundation's work here, always helping children and families in need with a big smile. But let me tell you, her journey wasn't always a straight path. This tale is a wild one, full of crazy twists and turns. It could be a movie, maybe something like The Color Purple, set in Uganda. CHILD BRIDE Her parent gave her away to be married when she was just a child. She was angry at her parents when this happened and didn't understand why. “I was 13 years old when I was force into early marriage by my parents.” Most of us would say that there is nothing that would justify that. But her parents had a good reason. “By that time, I didn't know the reason. I was just mad but later on, you realize they did that to protect me from being abducted from the LRA Rebels.” LRA REBELS The LRA Rebels, or “The Lord's Resistance Army,” was a rebel group operated in Uganda and other Central African countries, started by Joseph Kony in 1987. The LRA would typically attack villages at night, using guns, machetes, and other weapons. They would kill or maim those who resisted, burn down homes, and loot property. They would then abduct children. They used to abduct children, even babies, from their mothers and were forced to march long distances to LRA bases deep in the bush. And were then subjected to brutal initiation rituals, during which they were beaten, sometimes with their peers, and forced to kill other children or adults. The abducted children were then trained as soldiers and used to attack civilians, other rebel groups, and government forces, using guns, sticks, and pangas – large, heavy, machete-like knives. The LRA's tactics of abducting children were particularly savage and brutal. The children were forced to serve as soldiers, porters, and sex slaves. The group often targeted vulnerable communities, including schools and churches, and used violence and intimidation to abduct children. And then, the children were subjected to intense physical and psychological abuse. They used violent initiation ceremonies to break the children's spirits and force them to commit atrocities. The children were often forced to kill or maim their own families or fellow abductees to break their spirits and brainwash them into cutting ties to their former lives. The LRA also used brutal methods of discipline to maintain control over the children. This included beatings, torture, and even execution. Susan gave me examples of how brutal the methods were: “They cut off your lips, they cut off your private parts – like the breasts. If not, they put the padlock. They tie your lips, and then some are beaten to death. Some they chop of their neck. They were killed. Those who tried to escape, they were stoned to death.” In addition to their role as soldiers, the girls among the abducted children were often forced into sexual slavery and forced marriages. “Some of them ended up giving birth and some of them ended up dying giving birth because they were so young. Some of them died because they were mistreated. Also, there was no in facility to take care of a pregnant woman, so some of them got sick and died because there was no medication.” The children were also used as human shields in battles, which put their lives at even greater risk. JOSEPH KONY In 2012, a video campaign called "Kony 2012" from the organization Invisible Children went viral, bringing international attention to the LRA's atrocities and Kony's role in them. The campaign and its creator, Jason Russell, set out to make Kony famous, and they definitely succeeded in that. Joseph Kony was born in 1961 in a village in northern Uganda. He grew up in a Catholic household and was initially drawn to religion but dropped out of school and joined the rebel group led by a distant relative, Alice Lakwena. She had claimed to have received messages from the Holy Spirit and was leading a rebellion against the Ugandan government. When Lakwena's rebellion failed, Kony formed his own group, the LRA, in 1987. And like Alice Lakwena, he also claimed to have a hotline to God. He said that he was a spiritual medium and that his commands came directly from the spiritual world and were not to be questioned. Kony was known for his mysticism and claimed to have supernatural powers, including the ability to turn bullets into water and to communicate with spirits. He was also notorious for his brutality and didn't just have his brainwashed followers do all of the dirty work. He's believed to have personally participated in many of the LRA's atrocities. So, he was a self-appointed messiah and said his government was based on the Ten Commandments. But then he went on to break every one of them. In 2005, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Kony and four of his top lieutenants for crimes against humanity and war crimes. However, he's managed to hide, and still to this day – almost 20 years later, Kony's whereabouts are unknown. Although the LRA's activities have declined significantly in recent years, the group remains active and has been responsible for sporadic attacks and abductions that continue to be reported in the region. The LRA's use of children for soldiers, waiters, and sex slaves has devastated the children who were abducted and their families. Many of the children who escaped or were rescued suffered from depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. SUSAN'S PARENTS' CHOICE Enough about the LRA and its creepy leader, Joseph Kony. I just wanted you to get a little bit of perspective on what Susan's parents were trying to save her from when they gave her away for early marriage at the age of just 13. It's just so hard to fathom. What a choice for parents to make. “Should we keep our child here with the risk that the brutal LRA Rebels will take her and turn her into a sex slave – or maybe cut off her lips and private parts? Or stone her to death… And maybe brainwash her and she will come back here and kill us in our sleep. Or should we give her away to be married to that older soldier, who will probably do what he likes and most likely get her pregnant soon, but then might also be able to keep her alive…?” I have no idea if this was what Susan's parents were thinking at the time. We can only speculate because this is so far away from anything most of us have even thought about having to consider. Think about that before you get frustrated that there's too much to choose from on a menu at a restaurant or that you have too many clothes and not enough closet space. SUSAN'S SON I met her son, Derek, just before I sat down with Susan to hear her story. And we're not talking about a little boy. No, he's a grown man. Taller than me and very handsome. I know that Susan only is in her late 30s, so I'm very surprised to find out that she could have a son in his mid 20's. “I ended up giving birth to my son at the age of 13 – the boy you just saw. And at the age of 14, I had a miscarriage, because it was so soon, and I was so young. And then at the age of 15, I gave birth to my second daughter, who is now 22.” Let that sink in: At 13, she was sent off to marry an older man and had a baby within a year. Straight away, at the age of 14, she got pregnant again but had a miscarriage. And straight away again, she got pregnant for the third time and had her second child at 15, basically when she was a child herself. I don't know much about the father of her kids. Maybe he was a good man who felt it was his right because she was his wife, and he protected her. I don't know more about him than what Susan just told me here. I was just about to ask her about that when she told me that he suddenly – and unexpectedly got sick and died. “Then their father mysteriously fell sick for one week and passed on. I didn't even know he was sick. I didn't know what he suffered off anything.” There she was, at 16, a widow with two children. So, she went home to her parents, who forced her to marry another soldier – for her safety. And shortly after that, she had another baby. Three children and two husbands – still as a teenager. THE SECOND HUSBAND DIES TOO Susan's new husband was sent to Somalia as a soldier and never returned. She never heard from him again, and Susan was getting increasingly frustrated and unable to feed herself and her children. Not only was Susan frustrated and hungry. She was also suffering with her health and getting more and more weak. Then in the middle of all this, they were kicked out of the house they were in. As things got increasingly hopeless, Susan's sisters came to her aid. They helped her get on a bus here to Kampala. Susan barely made it to Kampala alive. She was unconscious when the bus arrived at Kampala with her and her three small children. Immediately she was rushed to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with HIV, cancer, and tuberculosis. AFFORDING MEDICATION When Susan Laker defied all odds and she was able to fight herself back to consciousness and life for her children, she was just 23. She had a ten-year-old boy and two girls nine and four. She managed to stay alive but was now faced with another problem. The children didn't go to school, and Susan herself couldn't read, write, or speak English. That meant that she couldn't get a job making decent money to feed herself – and now also afford the expensive medicine for her tuberculosis, cancer, and HIV. KIDS WORKING AT THE QUARRY She was too weak to work, so she had no option but to have her children work for her. A ten-year-old, an eight-year-old, and a five-year-old crushing stones in the stone quarry from early in the morning every day. As you heard in the latest episode, this is hard work and poorly paid. On some days, the 10-year-old boy, Derek, was able to crush enough stones to make 1000 Ugandan Shillings, the 8-year-old girl, Peace, could 500 shillings, and the little 5-year-old girl around 200 shillings. That's 1700 shillings and not even half a dollar – 41 Euro cents and 48 American cents for a long day of hard work from early morning. FIGHTING DEADLY DISEASES ON AN EMPTY STOMACH Susan was on strong medication when all of this was happening, and that's not something you should take on an empty stomach. So, the doctors gave her some food and milk to have before the medicine. And that helped. After nine months she was tuberculosis-free and ready for chemotherapy to fight off her Stage 2 cancer. Another nine months later, she was declared cancer-free too. She also got treated with medicine to keep the HIV virus suppressed, and after five years on medication, her CD4 counts showed that the virus was not detected anymore. Of course, she still takes her HIV medicine every day, but she is fully recovered from all three deadly diseases. And at this point, we've almost come full circle from where we started in the first episode. This was around the time when Susan met Stella for the first time in 2008. Stella helped Susan, who went back to school and learned to read and write – and speak English with Stella when she came back a few years later. Together they founded 22STARS paper jewellery business and the 22STARS Foundation. SUPORT 22STARS With a lot of willpower and a bit of luck meeting the Dutch/German woman Stella Romana when she did, she managed to turn life around for herself and her children. And together, they continue to do the same for many more people in the community. Again, go to Foundation22Stars.org to see the different ways of supporting. If you want to get involved with the good work 22STARS Foundation is doing, helping families in Uganda, go to www.foundation22stars.org, and see what you can do. You can sponsor a child, or support emergency needs by simply making a donation to one of the different programs such as nutrition, microloans, computer lessons, music classes, or medicine. I've linked to all of this in the note section of your podcast app and on theradiovagabond.com. Thank you to Susan Laker for sharing her inspiring story. My name is Palle Bo, and I gotta keep moving. See you.
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Are you bringing your whole self to work? On this episode of the Live Greatly podcast Kristel Bauer sits down with Holly May, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. to discuss the importance of leaders creating a trusting environment and a space where people can be unapologetically human. Holly talks about how her views of professionalism at work shifted after her son's autisim diagnosis and how vulnerability at work can help build trust and connection. Kristel and Holly discuss setting boundaries, tips for having challenging conversations at work, changes to the Human Resources industry, suggestions for managing your work/life and more! Listen now! Key Takeaways from This Episode: Holly's background and her role with Walgreens Holly's views on optimal leadership The importance of vulnerability and authenticity in the workplace Holly's unapologetically human approach Holly's take on employee well-being and how companies can support this How Holly supports her own well-being as a leader Changes to the HR Industry How Holly's son autism diagnosis impacted how she showed up at work Tips for building trust and connection in the workplace How Holly navigates work/life, vacations and boundaries Tips for how to handle challenging conversations at work ABOUT HOLLY MAY: Holly May is the Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Holly is responsible for the strategy and direction of innovative global HR programs, policies and practices that support WBA's business goals and initiatives and for ensuring fair and equitable treatment for all team members. She also leads Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) for WBA and serves on the board of Shield Health Solutions, in which WBA is a majority investor. Most recently, May served as Global Chief Human Resources Officer for Abercrombie & Fitch Co., managing all aspects of HR and ESG efforts across the company. She previously worked for Starbucks as Senior Vice President of Global Total Rewards and Service Delivery, responsible for consulting with the company's board of directors and executive leadership team on the strategic direction of Starbucks' global compensation and benefits portfolio. Prior to her time at Starbucks, May served in human resources leadership roles of increasing responsibility at ING, Voya Financial and Visa Inc., as an HR business partner and leading Rewards, DE&I and HR strategy. May graduated from Wellesley College and earned her Master of Finance degree from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. Website: https://www.walgreensbootsalliance.com/about-us/leadership/holly-may Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wba_global/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mayholly/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/walgreens-boots-alliance/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBA_Global About the Host of the Live Greatly podcast, Kristel Bauer: Kristel Bauer is a corporate wellness expert, in-demand Keynote Speaker and TEDx speaker with a mission of supporting companies and individuals on their journeys for more happiness, success & well-being. With Kristel's unique background in Integrative Psychiatry, business and media, she provides invaluable insights and strategies to empower, inspire and motivate companies, leadership and sales teams as well as other groups and organizations. Kristel shares key insights into high-power habits, leadership development, mental well-being, peak performance, resilience, success & a modern approach to work/life balance. Using a blend of authenticity, Psychology & Science, Kristel provides insights to excel in sales and thrive as a team leader. Kristel's messaging supports company profitability while promoting vibrant company cultures with healthier and happier employees. Kristel is a contributing writer for Entrepreneur and she is an influencer in the business and wellness space having been recognized as a Top 10 Social Media Influencer of 2021 in Forbes. As an Integrative Medicine Fellow & Physician Assistant, Kristel has a unique perspective into optimizing well-being and achieving success. Kristel has been featured in Forbes, Forest & Bluff Magazine & Podcast Magazine and she has contributed to Real Leaders Magazine. She has been live on ABC 7 Chicago, WGN Daytime Chicago & Ticker News. To Book Kristel Bauer as a speaker for your next event, click here. 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Do you dread the thought of going to a theme park and trying to stay on track with your macros and nutrition? With so many options and most being the infrequent fun foods we enjoy on occasion, it can be difficult if you want to go to theme parks a lot and stay on track. Have no fear though! Today's guest is a master and veteran in this space and she's going to help us out! Stephanie Smith is a DLDNation assistant coach and avid visitor of Disney World and Universal Studios. We breakdown park by park some macro friendly options, why Starbucks is crushing it and what to order there, staying hydrated and what to pack yourself, and more! Time Stamps: (1:35) First Time to Disney World (4:55) Having a Healthier Experience at Theme Parks (7:00) How to Shop at Starbucks (9:23) Magic Kingdom (11:20) Healthy Options at Magic Kingdom (14:00) Tracking vs Non-Tracking (14:49) Epcot (17:48) Rides at Epcot (21:58) Animal Kingdom (27:08) Macro Friendly Meals at Hollywood Studios and Galaxy's Edge (28:35) Pro Tip on Kids Meals (30:15) Universal Studios (31:04) Favorite Horror Movies (33:00) Macro Hacks at Universal (39:28) Where to Find Steph ---------------------------- Follow Us on Instagram! @stephaniesmithfit @brianfromorlando @fitnessshaman @dalalovesdumbbells @dldnation @shotstothedomepodcast ---------------------------- Get Sean's Book, “Hack Your Health!” ---------------------------- We have helped over 5,000 people transform their lives through sustainable health! If you want to be the next, click here to apply for coaching! ---------------------------- Check out our website for freebies, amazing client results, and more! DLDNation.com
To create a successful voiceover performance, authenticity is key. This can involve using props, physicalizing the script, and infusing in personal experiences to deliver a realistic & engaging read. Anne & Lau emphasize the importance of intention, nuance, and understanding the corporate story & mission. Just as a chef must gather and prepare ingredients before cooking a delicious meal, hard work and effort are necessary before reaping the rewards.Want to improve your performance? Try taking notes, emphasizing key words, and using aids like pictures & videos, and of course, tune into VO Boss! We'll guide you through it. Transcript It's time to take your business to the next level, the BOSS level! These are the premiere Business Owner Strategies and Successes being utilized by the industry's top talent today. Rock your business like a BOSS, a VO BOSS! Now let's welcome your host, Anne Ganguzza. Anne: Hey everyone. Welcome to the VO BOSS podcast and the BOSS Superpower series. I'm your host Anne Ganguzza, and I'm here with my amazing special guest co-host, BOSS lady Lau Lapides. Lau: Hey, hey. Hey, Anne. Anne: So Lau, I am very excited that it's early morning, and I have my coffee. Lau: Me too. What would we do without it? Anne: I know. So many people have contacted me and said, it sounds like you and I in the booth in our podcast are just sharing a cup of coffee and shooting, shooting the breeze, having a conversation, Lau: High balling the water, which you gotta do in between the coffee. Anne: That's right. That's right. Lau: Just to wash the vocal folds out. Anne: Let me share — there's my big old water bottle with the coffee. Lau: And then I'm gonna show everyone, I think everyone already knows this about us. Watch this. We're gonna do this as well. Anne: (laughs). I love your lipstick. Oh, so here's mine. Lau: Wonder Twin powers activate! Anne: Right? Wonder powers activate. So, yeah, my red. But you know what, guys? Maybe one of these days I'm gonna switch it up. Lau: Hmm. Ooh, you should. You should. Anne: Oh gosh. Lau: Naked lips. Let's see what naked lips look like without the red. That would be fun. Anne: I feel like I'm so pale. (laughs), but I feel like I'm so pale. Lau: You are pale. But that's your beauty. Anne: Pale without my lips. Well. Lau: But you know what I just noticed, Anne? You know what I just noticed? Literally, I just observed this, that we just used like three props. Three props. Anne: Oh my God. Lau: In our world. Anne: We totally did. Lau: And we were talking all the way through that, as we always do. And we had no problem using the props, talking and connecting, getting our points across. And that suddenly just dawned on me, like, that's a part of our world in finding connection -- Anne: That's what we do. Lau: — and authenticity with each other. Anne: That's what we do in the booth. Interesting. So let's chat about this. Let's take this apart, because you know, I do this a lot when I'm trying to talk to students about being authentic and believable with the script. And I think what just throws the whole wrench into it is that we've got these words in front of us, and all of a sudden we don't know how to make them a part of us. And interestingly enough, like we just demonstrated, and BOSSes out there, you just heard it, even if you're not looking at us on YouTube, we were able to pick up objects and share ideas, and have a conversation, engage with one another, and not miss a beat. And we weren't even thinking about it. But what I want you guys to do is let's take a look at, a more in-depth look at this to kind of figure out how we can take what we do in real life and translate it into the booth to be believable and authentic. Right? Bring that real life into the booth. Now, one thing, I think that was first and foremost, we talked about props, right? Ah, I always have my trusty lipstick or my cup of coffee, or probably most of you have one of these, a phone or even just a mouse (laughs). Like you must have something in your booth. Lau: I mean, it's endless what we have really with us. And doesn't that make us feel comforted and taken care of? And we identify with that brush in a lot of ways. It's part of our life. Anne: I'm bringing all my makeup out. I've even got jewelry in here, but (Lau laughs), in case I -- Lau: I think a man's gonna pop up all of a sudden. (laughs), Anne: Gosh only knows I have tons of these, the headphones in there. So now, if you're trying to sound authentic and believable, one thing that we've covered multiple times in our podcast is there's not a perfect voice. Right? There's all sorts of imperfection in our voices, and a lot of that can translate -- I mean, not that — everybody has a beautiful, wonderful voice all on their own. You don't have to perform behind the mic, right? It just is beautiful when we're engaging. And so props can help us to bring that scene to life, right? I know I just had a really wonderful workshop with the amazing Ellen Dubin, and she was talking about video game acting, and all of it was about blocking, get up, move around, change your position. Do that, because that's gonna add that reality. And I'm always telling people physicate behind the mic, because that's gonna make our vocals not perfect for some reason. If we sit silent and straight behind the booth, and we just read these words, hello everyone, and welcome to the VO BOSS podcast, and the BOSS Superpower series, right? So I'm just reading, but I'm not moving, that physical part of having a prop, having somebody to talk to 00 expressing, expressing with our bodies. Lau: I love this. You know, you had me physicate. Like I have never heard anyone use that word. So I'm stuck on physicate. But yeah, I would love voice actors to take it a step farther and just Johnny Depp it out. Like take their script and go somewhere. Go to a store, go to a Starbucks, go to a library, go be in your car, and I want you to deliver that. Deliver the line as part of your universe. Anne: What a great idea. Lau: Yeah! Anne: Yeah. Lau: Right? Doesn't the booth at times sort of pen us and it becomes boxy to us in our minds where we can literally move it outside, move it, and see how it flows and works, and physicate in that environment. Like, if I'm ordering a drink or I'm getting food, or I'm sitting at a table, or I'm da da -- how would that line live within that universe versus only within the universe of the booth? I mean, ultimately, we can't do that on every script, but as part of your actor's work, it's well worth the time to do that so that you can bring that imagination back into the reality of your beliefs. Anne: Sure. Lau: And relive that, you know, relive those moments. Anne: What I like is, even if, alright, let's say you've got a very dry corporate narration script, right? Maybe a company talking about their corporate responsibility, which may not be the most exciting stuff that you'll ever hear in the world. So for me, I'm always telling people, in order to kind of make it sound conversational, and it may not be written conversational at all, or authentically, or it's basically like here, this is stuff that you would typically read. You wouldn't necessarily say it out loud. You would typically just read it and then understand it as information that the company has provided to you. Take that script and put it into your own words. So you might have this long run-on line that's talking about corporate responsibility and all of these things about what we are doing to promote corporate responsibility in the workplace. And so take that, those words, and just put it into your own words. And when you can take that sentence, which sometimes most of the time is a run-on sentence and formulate your own speech about it, or your own personal conversation about it to someone else, explain it to someone else, that's gonna give you the idea behind the melody and the point of view that you wanna take. And then all you do is, when you get in the booth, replace it with the words. But you have the intent, you have the point of view, you have the thought of, here, it's this idea, and then this idea, and then I'm gonna combine it with this idea. And then that's the finished sentence. So it's kind of allowing you to regroup the information that's presented in the sentence in a very structured way and creating it in your own authentic way. Lau: That's right. And you have to think of your work like you're layering a cake. You have the cake; to some degree, you have the cake. Even if you're at the beginning of your career, you still have some sort of cake. It might be a demo, it might be a beginner level studio, whatever it is. But I have to layer that over time and make it more interesting. So for instance, if I were to take my pen, my trusty prop, and talk about my corporate responsibility script, I might take a note on that. Because if I'm working in corporate, I'd be writing down minutes, I'd be taking notes as I went. And that puts me in a mindset, a frame. It gives me a framework to work by that when I'm corporate -- and this is just my choice, it's not the right choice, it's just my choice — when I'm corporate, I always tend to write a few notes. I tend to take a moment to write things down. That changes my sound, it changes my pace, it changes everything. Anne: So that physical action of writing something down — also, the fact is, is what would you write down? Right? If you had that big, long run on sentence, right? What are the notes that you would take? Right? Typically, those notes are the most important parts of the sentence, right? Those are the notes that you as an actor want to probably linger on a little longer. So when we talk about being authentic, and Lau, and I, when we're speaking, our pacing isn't the same. Sometimes I, I pause, like I just did, and sometimes my words are longer. And usually the ones that are are longer the ones I want her to hear more. And so when you're creating those notes, right, you're creating, this is an important point that I wanna express to someone. So that word can be a little bit longer than maybe the word the (laughs) or the word at the beginning. At the, at the, or just tiny little words that connect. Beginning is an important word. So at the beginning, notice how at the becomes almost like a, I don't know, a 16th note in melody if I was speaking vocally, but in the beginning, beginning is an important word, so I'm gonna linger on that. Lau: We can emphasize, you need to linger on that, right? If every word is the same, and every word is important, nothing's important. (laughs). Anne: Right? It sounds monotonous and robotic. Lau: Like what's important if every word is important, right? Anne: Right. Lau: But if I take that pen -- and to me this is a corporate moment or a business moment, or whatever you wanna call it-- I think maybe I'm gonna do bullets, how I would do in my life. I'd take a sentence, I'd take a thought, and I'd pull a word or two out of it that are my emphasis words, my bullets, and do like little bullets. and say, wow, out of that sentence, I got coffee. That was the word of the day for me, coffee as a bullet. So that when I go back and I review that for my speaking, I can remember, I can mark that coffee, that the word coffee or the name of the coffee is really an emphasis for me. Anne: Sure. Absolutely. Lau: This helps me with that. Like, because then I'm gonna say coffee, like Starbucks coffee. Anne: Right. Lau: And I'm gonna use this. Anne: And the other thing too that I think is super important to remember is that we talked about you taking the script and going out into the real world with it, right, and start practicing with it and playing off of maybe someone else. Notice how you said, well, let's play off of someone else. I mean, when we started this podcast, you and I were talking to one another. We were engaging with one another. Lau: Yep. Anne: Well, when we're sitting here in our studios behind the mic with a script, you cannot be alone (laughs) just saying. In your head, you must be the person that is speaking. And you must also have your imaginary friend that you are speaking to. And so you want to make sure that you are engaging with that audience member or that listener. And so you must talk to them, and they will have reactions for you or questions or comments. Right? And you cannot just start talking to them like, oh gosh, have you ever had a friend, Lau, that you can't get a word on edgewise? Like, and it's basically all about yada, yada, yada, yada, yada, yada, ya. It's all about them. Right? All about their monologue. And so when you're behind the mic, don't let it be all about your monologue. Let it be about you engaging with your listener and allowing that listener a beat to acknowledge, to respond, to have a question, whatever that is. And I'm not talking about you have to time things, but that's an imaginary beat where I've said something, and now Lau, I'm looking for you to respond, right? You just shook your head, right? You just went, mm-hmm. So that's where I think we need to also invite that into our script, right? And invite that real life into our script. Lau: You have to do it. It's so important. And have cheaters if you have trouble reaching that at times. Like in our daily life, we're not always great conversationalists, or we're not always in the mood for a talk or whatever. So you have to have those cheaters, whether you're talking to your kid or your dog, or a photo or a video or something that stimulates you into thinking, this is part of my daily experience. This is part of a reality of my life that I can connect to right now, that I can make real. Because I may not be in the mood or in the mindset every single day to connect to that particular audition or to connect to that particular product. Anne: What I love is like literally like now that I've sat here, and I'm taking notice and, and BOSSes out there, really, let's watch the YouTube video on this, because I was just watching you, Lau, and everything you said, you had your hands, everything you said, and I was responding. I was shaking my head, I was going, mm-hmm. So that's the parts that you have to play in your script. And believe it or not, even in a mundane medical narration script or in a telephone prompt, believe it or not -- I'm always imagining, here I am and I'm talking to the listener and they've got their thoughts about me (laughs). Because maybe they don't wanna listen to an automated attendant. Maybe they're angry, maybe they're frustrated. But yet I will still talk to them with a tone where I'm like, I know you're frustrated. I know that you don't wanna listen to my voice, but let me help you. Okay? And so that point of view, that intention — all of a sudden, I'm speaking about intentions so much lately -- I think that intention, before you even approach voicing or opening your mouth, I think your intention is so very important. Lau: So very important. And you know, in the script, in this context, it would be an actor's intention because you're in a false reality. You're not in your real reality; you're in this technical reality. Anne: Sure. Lau: But then you have intentions or purpose, or whatever you call it in your daily life and thinking about, wow, how much do I care about things? How much do I connect? How much do I try to make action happen and go well? Well, I have to bring that intention into the booth. I have to bring that into the booth. And I think if we were honest, we would say, in our daily life, half the stuff we do is crap. It's like chores. It's like, I have to go to the dump because I have -- Anne: I don't want to go to the dump. Lau: -- bring my trash. Right? (Anne laughs). But how do I have a joyous life still being able to go to the dump? Well, I keep the intention alive that it's not about me hating to go to the dump. It's about me wanting to have a clean and wonderful household. Anne: Yes. Absolutely. Absolutely. Lau: That's really what it is. So it's the same with the script. if I have a disdain or I have a dislike for the delivery or for the language, or for the content -- Anne: Or the message, maybe. Right? Yeah. Lau: — then I'm skirting the intent. What's the intent? Oh, the intent is to get you to understand how this new product worked, or, or how the new program is gonna help your lifestyle. That's really what it is. It's like a, in acting, we call this the super intention, the super objective. Anne: Maybe this is the wrong way to phrase it, but I think intention can change throughout the script. So you don't come at the script in the first couple of sentences with a particular intention and it stays that same intention. Because a lot of times, right, we're there to tell a story. And so intention point of view changes along with the storyline. And if you're not necessarily reading that, right, or understanding that, then you're not doing a good job at telling the story. Lau, at the beginning when we were talking about coffee, I was like, oh, thank God, coffee. I was, was that sense of relief. And then we started talking about, well, my lipstick, I get excited, right? Lau: Yeah. Anne: So I have a different, and it may not be an extreme change in my emotion, but I talked about my lipstick. I'm like, it made me smile. Right? And so that was a different intention. And as we flowed with the conversation, our point of view changed. Our intention changed to help us to go along and flow with the storyline. Lau: Yeah, exactly. And I think that if you BOSSes listening in can have fun, you know, treat it like a board game, have fun with your actor friend, or your accountability buddy, or even with your husband — have fun and take a few minutes and say, okay, what are all the things I'm using in my world here that can be helpful to the delivery of the read? But, oh, wait a second. What's the intention? What's the intention of this? Why do I take a moment and put this on? There's a reason for it, there's a purpose for it, whatever that is. Why do I pick up my water bottle and drink it? Sure, it makes me feel good and it's delicious. But the intention is what, to hydrate. Anne: To be healthy. Lau: To to be healthy, right? Why do I drink my coffee cup if I'm delivering a script, right? It's not just for Anne to see that I'm drinking coffee. It's for me to feel energized, to feel warm, to feel connected. Coffee's a big psychological connector for a lot of people. Right? Anne: And notice all of the emotions that go along with that. I mean, that is something to really think about. I think that, you know, I'm always telling my students that there's a purpose for every word. Even if you don't agree with all of the words that are there, there's a purpose for them being on the paper. Somebody somewhere at some point thought about what they wanted to communicate, and all of those words have meaning. So to just read through them as if they didn't have meaning or any point of view, I think is a disservice. It's a disservice to the copy. It's a disservice to the story that you're telling. And so, no matter how nuanced it is, right? You don't have to be like, oh my God, I'm so happy! And then, oh, I'm very, very -- you know, it doesn't have to be that to be dramatic. Nothing has to be dramatic. As a matter of fact, the more nuanced you are, I think, the more you, you can really connect. And the people that are listening, they'll get that. And sometimes I feel like nuances mean more. I really believe that. Lau: Nuances are life. Anne: Yeah, exactly. Lau: Right? Anne: And it can really, really have meaning. And so I say look for the meaning in the point of view. And the point of view to me is synonymous with bringing yourself to the copy. Bringing an emotion to the copy that is reflective of how you feel the company would like to bring that emotion out to the potential client. Lau: Anne, hold on one second. Hold on. I'm coughing. (laughs). Anne: All right, no problem. Lau: I love nuances though. I wanna say something about that. My intention (laughs). Anne: Now see, there's a real world moment there where Lau is actually having a little bit of a coughing spell and(laughs), see, and I've reacted to it. Show a little bit of concern. Lau: I don't mind if you show that too, Anne; I don't mind if you keep that in, because the intention sometimes changes with the same item. So we don't have to stay static on our intentions, is exactly what you saying. The nuance of being hydrated is important. We do it and we know it's important. But see how my intention changed? I had to get myself out of the coughing fit by dealing with the vocal folds quickly so that I could continue the conversation. So it deepened, the stakes got higher. It became much more important that I drank the water. Anne: Oh yeah. Absolutely. Lau: So the prop in itself changes. It changes, the intention gets deeper. You change it. You have the power, you have the superpower to take your environment and have it utilize it in your favor to solve your problem or to fill your need. Anne: And I think also -- so it goes beyond just like a surface — here are some words on a piece of paper. Let me read them and let me try to figure out what this company is saying. Like what we've done is we've actually brought in so many components of our real world experiences to help us to tell this story better. And I think it warrants, BOSSes, it warrants a little bit of time from you before you run in your studio and do your audition. I say this all the time, I feel like there's this, I don't know, a long time ago, there was like, somebody said, you must do this many auditions in a day. And all of a sudden we become like, I must get 60 auditions out a day in order to be successful in voiceover. And in reality, like getting 60 auditions out a day probably does nothing for your performance in terms of, if you're just so intent on rushing through them, and you're not thinking about what's the story? How am I going to bring this to life? And I believe it takes a few minutes of your time -- not a ton. You don't have to spend hours breaking apart a script. But you do need to spend a few minutes really kind of reading, rereading, trying to find out what is the true message. And again, I'm always saying, sometimes we will get auditions, and I'll be like, I have no idea what this is even talking about. Now when that happens, that means that Anne has to look at the script again and again, and really try to read those words. Do my Google, Anne GanGoogle, do my Google to find out what I can, if the product is listed or the company is listed, or even any phrase that seems like it might be a tagline, Google it. God, we are so lucky, right, to have that? Lau: So lucky. Anne: And to just try to understand what is the story? Because again, somebody was paid probably a good deal of money to sit down and write that story. And you just may not be privy to what product it is or what company it is. But you have to understand what that story is. And I think a lot of times, it's probably purposely vague because they wanna see who the actors are. (laughs). They wanna see who can bring those words alive and tell the story. And that requires our imagination. And every time I ask somebody to think about corporate and what's your moment before when you're gonna do this corporate responsibility -- everybody's like, what? Like, what do you mean? What's my moment before? Why would I ever say this? And you really must, because to somebody at that company, it's their heart. Like they're responsible, like their corporate responsibility is, this is their purpose. This is something probably that came very deep within, or I wanna say this, I mean, unless you're an evil company, right? I mean, but (laughs) for most companies, like my company mission, my company purpose, come from a very deep, deep within my soul because I formed that company because I believe that I had a product that would help someone. And that's what I like to believe about all corporate scripts. And that helps me, by the way, to get into a purposeful and positive mind frame, to be able to voice just about any corporate script. Because that's how I, I assume every founder or owner of a company must feel at some point like, I'm gonna form this company 'cause I have this great idea. This is gonna help people. And yeah, of course, maybe I can make some money too off of it. But I like to always consider the heart mission of a company or a product that. Lau: Love that. Because it's so easy to flatten out and just perfunctory-ize -- I think I just made up a new word. Perfunctory-ize, meaning just not come with any sense of joy, energy or imagination to something that you don't care about or you don't know about. But to understand, and this is to me the true empathy factor of nuance. Like to me, the more nuanced person -- like you're a tremendously nuanced person because you have a depth of understanding and knowledge and empathy -- Anne: Empathy is huge. Lau: — and what someone else is going through and living through. Anne: Yeah. Lau: And you don't have to necessarily know or have experienced it yourself. You just have the knowledge and the history behind you to know it is a truth. It is their truth. And so I have to take a little bit of time to find intention to represent their truth. And that's nuance right there. Anne: Yeah. Yeah. I feel that. If somebody asked me what's the most important component as a voice actor that you can have? Or what's the most important thing to think about as a voice actor to be authentic and believable and real when you're voicing a script? I would say empathy. And empathy toward your listener. Who is your listener? What are their joys? What are their pains? How can you help them? And how can what you're saying make them feel better, look better, I don't know, make more money, make them healthier — whatever it is, come from a place of service?I just really believe that empathy is the one word that everybody should just have in their back pocket for a great read. Lau: Well, the more you give the more you do get. And sometimes the get is really like this inner true feeling, whatever that feeling is, that you then connect to the experience. And so you can bring that back to the experience. And so that's why I believe, you know, as actors and as vocal actors, we get addicted to the work, because we get addicted to the feeling of that authentic getting back. So the more we give, the more we potentially can get back. But we have to give true and authentic intention. And if we don't, then it's flat and it's kind of boring, and we fizzle out quickly; we get exhausted. Anne: Sure, sure. Lau: It's actually depleting. Anne: And I think, you know how I can always tell I have, I have a really great read is when I feel it. When I feel it. Lau: When you feel it. Right. Anne: But I feel it. Lau: Right. Anne: Because sometimes things just happen and it's just like, I don't know how that happened, but it just did. Lau: It just did. Anne: It was amazing. Right? Lau: That's the magic. Anne: That's the magic. And I wish that I had that for every single read that I do. And I think that as an actor is what I try to achieve, right -- Lau: Yeah. Anne: — is the feel it felt right. It felt good, it felt authentic and it felt believable. So I always try to tell people to just feel and not listen. And it's so hard to not listen because I think from a very young age, when I got behind the mic and all of a sudden my voice was amplified from that mic, right? Then I felt like, ooh, now I have to sound even better. And interestingly enough, that's not what we're looking for. We're looking for just the you that is amplified louder by a device that sits in front of you on a day-to-day basis. We're really just looking to connect with you. Lau: That's right. And I, I would say be careful of chasing the high. 'Cause a lot of people come in and whether it's the money or the feeling of excitement or whatever — don't get addicted to chasing the high or the dopamine kick. Just know it will be there at times for you. But you gotta like -- think of my analogy of like, you gotta take the trash to the dump. There's a lot of work, there's a lot of groundwork that happens in order for you to come back to the clean home and go, ooh, smells fresh. And I'm feeling good. So you can't get one without the other. You can't get the reward without the real work put in. Anne: Absolutely. What a great analogy, Lau. Like honestly, like we could just, just all go home now. Like take it to the dump (Lau laughs). BOSSes, take it to the dump, then come back. Lau: Take it to the dump. Anne: Take it to the dump and come back refreshed. I love it. Lau, what a really cool discussion. Thank you so much. Lau: My pleasure. Anne: BOSSes as individuals, you know, sometimes it can seem difficult to make a huge impact, but of course we've been talking with Lau today and how we can make an impact. Well, if you ever wished that you could make more of an impact with your communities in ways that you never before thought possible, find out at 100voiceswhocare.org. And thank you so much to ipDTL that allows Lau and I to connect and have these amazing conversations. Find out more at ipdtl.com. You guys, have an amazing week and we'll see you next week. Bye. 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“I'm not crazy. And I know I'm not crazy. I can absolutely trust myself. I'm awake. And I'm fully awake.” - Arielle Estoria Arielle Estoria is a Poet, Actor, Model and Author. Arielle has shared her work through custom spoken word pieces, workshops and themed keynote talks with companies such as Google, Lululemon, Dressember, Tedx, the SKIMS campaign by Kim Kardashian and more. You may recognize her from commercials for brands like Etsy, Starbucks, PayPal, TJ Maxx and more. She is the author of the new book, The Unfolding. And that's what we're going to talk about today. In this episode, you'll learn about: Trusting yourself Learning to hear your own voice and distinguishing that voice from others Living authentically over living for approval The steps to returning home to yourself And so much more! Subscribe on Patreon (to get the Companion Workbook for May) Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter - https://twitter.com/Mrs_DCraig Website - httpS://daniellecraig.com
THINK Business with Jon Dwoskin
Growing up in a lower middle-class family, south of Detroit, Paula Swain watched her parents struggle with finances on a regular basis. She went into business focused on helping people with their personal finances and realized how much more you can do if you build a strong foundation at the beginning of your adult life. Paula has helped hundreds of families learn to budget and save for retirement. Most of them from working class and middle-class families, just like hers. She's had the pleasure of helping many people retire early, but just as often had to tell others they needed to work longer to overcome the financial setbacks they've experienced or because they had not developed the habits to create a stable foundation with their money. Paula's philosophy is simple. She's not here to tell you not to enjoy a nice evening out with friends, a week on the beach with your family or that you have to skip the insanely long line at Starbucks, but rather to help you understand how each of those decisions impacts your financial situation not only today, but defines your financial future. The last two years have taught Paula a lot. After raising five children, who are now starting families of their own, she went through a divorce, started a new practice, moved to a new town, oh and there was a worldwide pandemic. But Paula simply applied the principles she's taught over the past 20 years, and it's only strengthened her resolve that the time to teach others is right now. Paula Christine can help you right where you are today, to make smarter money decisions, to create better habits and a plan. A plan to enjoy life right now, and to set your foundation for a strong financial future. Connect with Jon Dwoskin: Twitter: @jdwoskin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.dwoskin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejondwoskinexperience/ Website: https://jondwoskin.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jondwoskin/ Email: email@example.com Get Jon's Book: The Think Big Movement: Grow your business big. Very Big! Connect with Paula Swain: Website: paulachristine.com
We kick off a series of episodes recorded live in our pop-up studio at the World Retail Congress in Barcelona with Sally Elliott, Co-leader of the Global Retail Practice at Spencer Stuart, one of the world's leading executive search firms. Sally shares key lessons from her vast experience working with top retail Boards and teams around the globe on critical issues of succession planning and what it takes to drives successful transformation. We also get her perspectives on what the new super powers of leadership are and how they've evolved in this new era of constant disruption. Lastly, we learn why empathy, vulnerability, humility, and collaboration are so critical for today's retail leaders.First up, however, are our hot-takes on the week in retail news, including parsing the implications from the latest interest rate hikes, earnings from Crocs (remarkable), Apple and Starbucks (solid), and Peloton (yikes). We also dissect Nordstrom's shocking decision to close its full-line and Rack store in San Francisco and explore why and how Bed, Bath & Beyond shuttered stores are being scooped up, https://www.spencerstuart.com/research-and-insight/the-future-of-retail-leadership-why-retailers-need-to-invest-in-future-leaders-more-than-ever About SallySally Elliott is a specialist in CEO and Board succession across the global retail sector. She is passionate about helping retail boards make the best people leadership decisions for their organisations. Based in London, Sally is the co-leader of Spencer Stuart's Global Retail Practice. She partners with privately and publicly owned retailers and retail brands to support their strategic objectives through board and leadership renewal, as well as advisory work. Most of Sally's experience in executive search and leadership advisory, spanning over two decades, has been focused on CEO and non-executive board projects for retailers around the world. Sally is an advisory board member of the World Retail Congress, the leading global forum for the retail sector, where she serves alongside CEOs of some of the world's most recognised and innovative retailers. Sally is a frequent writer about retail leadership topics, and she also speaks regularly at various consumer forums and events.
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The Carpool with Kelly and Lizz
There's value to humbling yourself and remembering 8th grade you — would you agree? Kelly and Lizz throwback to their home-grown, DIY YouTube videos and recordings they gifted to their parents after today's millennial word of the day segment — featuring the most popular Gen Z slang terms by state — makes them feel so stinkin' old. Calling all Kia Carnival drivers — it's your turn to head over to the review section and help The Carpool Podcast become #1 in automotive podcasts! Kelly's so picky about her (and her kids) pajamas, so she gives us the inside scoop on what she likes best while also covering the recent controversy about the affordability of great pajamas on Facebook. Lizz shares her newest IG obsession — @themacrobarista — who is delivering delicious lower-calorie Starbucks drink orders you'll definitely want to check out. And — Kelly has a minivan crush, will she take the leap? On today's taste drive, the gals try an organic Reese's from Fresh Thyme. Is it just bougie or better tasting? Lizz is loving the hot goss on the advice segment today about another in-law family situation. A listener's brother-in-law has been dating a girl for about two years now and they recently announced they're expecting a baby. She has asked the listener if her kids will call her auntie. Another listener asks if it is possible to avoid car seat dents in leather seats. Kelly has thoughts about carseat safety and mats that go under your seats. → Write to us for advice on all things motherhood, life, and more! Send us an email to get your question featured on the show at firstname.lastname@example.org Tater tot casserole gets the respect it deserves on today's ditch the drive-through. With ground beef, cream of mushroom soup, and cheddar cheese this one sounds like a winner. And — bonus — a listener shares a slider update with some delicious add-ins you'll want to try for your next batch! → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! Today's episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens — the best thing you can do for your health in under a minute. With just one scoop, you too can improve your gut health and overall energy with 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole foods, and probiotics daily. AG contains no sugar, no GMOs, and no nasty chemicals or artificial ingredients. For less than $3 a day, invest in your health whether you're eating gluten-free, keto, paleo, dairy-free, or vegan — this is your ultimate daily nutrition insurance. → Get your free one-year supply of immune-supporting vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase when you use our link: athleticgreens.com/carpool Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow the Carpool Podcast on YouTube Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The average millionaire has 7 income streams. We discuss 2 income streams today—ATMs and Car Washes. They're low touch, more passive than turnkey real estate investing. With ATMs, is cash use on the decline? Not among the demographic they serve. We discuss the future of cash use. Some ATM users pay a $3 surcharge to access a $20 bill. That's why it's profitable. You can buy a unit of five ATMs. They've provided a 26.1% cash-on-cash return and high tax advantages. It's returned $2,262 per month. Learn more about ATMs at: GREmarketplace.com/ATM Car wash profits are enhanced with a subscription model. Few on-site employees are needed. You can invest alongside a tech-forward car wash franchise, Tommy's Express Car Wash. The WSJ stated that no business other than car washes can create this much profit on a one acre lot. As society changes, EV, gas-powered, and diesel cars must all go through the car wash. ATMs and car washes demonstrate high operating margins and many tax advantages. You must be an accredited investor. Learn more about car washes at: GREmarketplace.com/CarWash Resources mentioned: Show Notes: www.GetRichEducation.com/448 Learn more about ATMs: GREmarketplace.com/ATM Learn more about Car Wash investing: GREmarketplace.com/CarWash Get mortgage loans for investment property: RidgeLendingGroup.com or call 855-74-RIDGE or e-mail: info@RidgeLendingGroup.com Find cash-flowing Jacksonville property at: www.JWBrealestate.com/GRE Will you please leave a review for the show? I'd be grateful. Search “how to leave an Apple Podcasts review” Top Properties & Providers: GREmarketplace.com Best Financial Education: GetRichEducation.com Get our wealth-building newsletter free—text ‘GRE' to 66866 Our YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/c/GetRichEducation Follow us on Instagram: @getricheducation Keith's personal Instagram: @keithweinhold Speaker 0 (00:00:01) - Welcome to GRE! I'm your host, Keith Weinhold. It's been said that the average millionaire has seven different income streams. We're going to discuss two distinct income streams that you can add to your life today that lie on the periphery of real estate investing. They are low touch for you because they require little or no management. Today on Episode 448 of Get Rich Education. Speaker 2 (00:00:29) - You are listening to the show that has created more financial freedom than nearly any show in the world. This is Get Rich Education. Speaker 0 (00:00:52) - Welcome to G R E from Altoona, PA to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and across 188 nations worldwide. I'm Keith Weinhold. This is Get Rich Education. Well, you can't have just one income stream because that's entirely too close to zero. We're talking about two distinct income streams today. People really like the operator and his track record. In fact, he's a longtime friend of mine. We'll talk with him shortly next week. Here on the show, I'm gonna talk about the ways that you can raise the rent and add value to your property. But for today, besides the upside that gets many interested in these two income streams, most investments usually have pros and cons. So I'm gonna ask about the downside. In both, we're talking about the ability to add a couple thousand dollars to your residual income each month with the first of two income streams. Speaker 0 (00:01:51) - ATMs, yes, automated teller machines. Remarkably, the operator has never missed the monthly distribution or the pro forma return target. What about the future use patterns of cash? Yes. Green dollar bills. We will discuss that. It seems as though ATMs just don't care when there's disruption and chaos in the marketplace. They just sit there, do their business and provide you with consistent monthly cash flow. We'll discuss exactly how much inflation, not a big deal to ATMs recession, they can deal with that. Pandemic ATMs breezed right through it. Is the use of cash in decline? Well, not with the demographic that ATMs serve. How about the political party in power? That just doesn't matter in fact, and perhaps is a little sad. The demographic that ATMs serve is one of the fastest growing in the United States to this group, cash is still the currency of choice. Some of them are unbanked or underbanked. First, we'll talk about ATMs then after that, another diverse income stream for you. Speaker 0 (00:03:07) - What's it like to invest in ATMs and car washes and what's the direction of their future use patterns, for example, wouldn't cash use with ATMs B declining perhaps? Well, today's guest expert recently spoke about ATM and carwash investing at the Best Ever conference as alternative asset classes that can perform well over the next decade. And when he was finished speaking, there was a line formed at the back door waiting for him so that people could learn more. So settle in. Let's learn about what's happening. I'd like to welcome back onto the show, g r e, regular and super syndicator, Dave Zuck. Speaker 3 (00:03:43) - Keith, thanks for having me back on your show. It's good to be back and I'm looking forward to having this discussion. I love it. Speaker 0 (00:03:50) - Well, Dave, you know you've been here to discuss ATMs and car washes before, so we wanna get updates today, including what investor returns are like starting with ATMs. Really, that is a predominant thought about ATM investing today. It's that the use of this new technology like Apple Pay or coming cbd, CS, or even cryptocurrencies, are gonna cause cash use to decline. And I know that when you were here previously, we talked about year over year cash use and how that looks. So is that a question that you often get about just the use of cash that an at m spits out? Speaker 3 (00:04:24) - Yeah, so one of the challenges to the ATM space in investor's minds in accredited investor's minds is, well, I don't use cash anymore. I'm guessing you don't use much cash anymore. I don't hardly ever use cash, right? And so that must mean that other people aren't using cash. That is the same as an investor thinking, well, I don't live in a C-class apartment building, so I guess nobody invests in C-class apartment buildings, right? So one of the things yes, is cash use in decline. The answer is yes to our peer group. But when you consider the fact that our demographic, who we serve, what I'm saying, saying our peer group, I'm talking about you and I, Keith and probably everybody who's listening to this show, we use last cash and we did three years, five years, 10 years, 20 years ago. Sure. Okay. But that demographic of people that we serve is one of the largest, one of the fastest growing groups in this country. Speaker 3 (00:05:22) - It's when you really look at the facts. Look back in the early nineties, the Wall Street Journal, there's already a Wall Street Journal that talk about the death of cash. By the end of the nineties, cash wasn't gonna be around anymore. When I started, when I got in the ATM space 12 years ago, the kind of the talk on the street was, yeah, but you got Apple Pay and the Google Wallet and you got all these, this stuff coming on, cash is gonna be dead in two to three years from now. And the fact is, there's more than doubled the amount of currency and circulation today than there was 12 years ago. There's more currency in circulation today than any time in human history. And the peer group who we serve, the demographic who we serve, uses cash and almost transacts entirely in cash. And that's not going away. We've seen that increase. We've done a lot of market research, we see what's going on, but then we also see what's going on inside our own funds and how people are behaving. It's still a vibrant market. Speaker 0 (00:06:14) - Yes. And you and I have discussed before how some businesses and jurisdictions have tried to ban cash use, but those bans were repealed and it was brought back that you're able to use cash. And you brought up such a brilliant analogy. You as an investor out there, you might be interested in investing in a C-class apartment building, even though if you would do that, you'd probably be less likely to live in one. So yes, a lot of times you're with your circle of friends, you're in your peer group and you tend to think like they do and everyone lives just like you do. But when we talk about different demographic groups from people that you usually hang out with, one reason I've learned through dealing with you over the years, Dave, is that ATMs are so lucrative for ATM investors because this is going to seem incomprehensible to you, the educated listener, but many ATM users pay two to $3 just to get access to a $20 bill. Imagine paying $3 to get access to a $20 bill. And you're thinking, well, who would do that? No one that I hang out with would do that. That's 15% of 15% surcharge to go ahead and access your own money. But yeah, I mean that's one reason why these people are financially disadvantaged, but that's why it's lucrative. Speaker 3 (00:07:29) - Yeah. And for those people it's a way of life. And when you look at how a person's wage or ACH today, somebody works at a factory, their paycheck gets ACH right into their account. They transact in a lot of cash. You know, it saves them for two or $3. It saves them from getting in a car. Some of 'em don't even have a car or getting in into public transit and going down the road to a, the neighborhood bank where they bank at and then stand in line at a in front of a teller on a Friday night and to try and get, you know, 20, $5,000 in cash. You know that two or $3 to go down to the corner of convenience store. That's pretty inexpensive. But you're right. I mean, there's people who will pay two or $3 to get a $10 bill or $20 bill. It's just crazy. Speaker 0 (00:08:18) - Now Dave just gave an excellent example because some people might think, are you taking advantage of these people? You're actually helping serve these people and give them an option? And one thing that I know that you really prioritize doing, Dave, with these a t m investments you've been helping people with for years where they can come invest alongside of you, is that for your physical at m locations, you choose high foot traffic areas. Speaker 3 (00:08:44) - You've heard the saying, what's the three most important things about real estate and its location, location, location. Even more so in this investment because at its core this is a real estate investment. You're monetizing a two foot by two foot piece of real estate and you may be taken at two foot by two foot piece of real estate to its highest and best use. So you're monetizing that piece of real estate. But no, you're adding real value in a community and and serving a community, but it's a real estate play. Speaker 0 (00:09:15) - Now if you are the listener and the viewer out there, if you think cash is going to disappear completely in say seven years, well then you probably wouldn't be interested in investing in something like this. But the more you read and the more you learn, the more you're gonna be informed on that. So talk to us a little bit more about the future of payments. Dave, Speaker 3 (00:09:35) - You mentioned a seven year contract and that's what this is. It's a seven year deal. But when you consider the tax impact plus the first 12 months of cash flow and that first 12 months, you're getting about 60 to 70% of your principle back in that first 12 months from the time your cash flow starts, you're getting that first year's tax deduction, 80% right on the front end. You're getting about 60 to 70% of your principal back in that first 12 months. And then you've got an extra six years of cash flow behind that. So although it's a seven year deal, it's not like you have your money at risk for seven years. You get your money at risk count, the tax impact, you got your money at address for less than three years. It becomes a, not only is it a a really good cashflow and income stream play and you can start really beefing up your monthly cash flow, but it's also a tax plan. It's one of the ways that I keep myself tax efficient. You know, it's, you use that big chunk of depreciation in year one and you start getting yourself to the point where you're living the tax efficient life you start gaining on your wealth building journey. You can get momentum quick when you start applying some of those principles and using that depreciation offset, the tax liability and some other income. Speaker 0 (00:10:52) - We're talking about how investors get 80% bonus depreciation right there at the beginning of a seven year hold time. And Dave, is there a specific number of ATMs that a specific investor owns? Speaker 3 (00:11:08) - One unit is considered five or six ATMs and it matter, you know, it depends on what kind and sort of location. There's some ATMs that have dual monitors and there's two people using 'em at the same time. So it really depends on, on what ATM that is. But you're talking five or six ATMs for one unit. One unit is $104,000. We do sell half units now. So you can come in as low as $52,000, but that's how it works. You buy a unit of ATMs, you put 'em in our fund, we manage the fund for you, and you get a portion of that surcharge revenue. This is sort of a three-way split. You got the investor getting about a third of the income or 30% of the income. You get the store owner or the the location owner about roughly 30% of the income. And then you got the management company, which is where all the costs flow through. You get the management company getting about 40% of that income. So it's sort of a three-way split, but you're getting as close to the asset as you possibly can get without owning at yourself. And so you're just buying the units, you're paying us to manage them for you and making it totally passive. Speaker 0 (00:12:18) - As Dave and I have talked about on a previous show, people use ATMs for more than just accessing cash. There are more use cases than just accessing cash. But Dave, when we get back to the numbers and we talk about why you have so many repeat investors that have invested in a lot of ATMs with you years ago and wanna come back and do this more. And that is because this is a cash flow centric investment besides being tax advantaged. However, you as an investor, you shouldn't expect much appreciation on your six or so ATMs that you hold for this seven year or so hold period. Those things are almost fully depreciated in value by the end of your hold period. But this is a tax efficient, cash flow centric investment. So Dave, tell us more about how that looks for the investor, because I know this is actually a highly predictable income stream for investors. Speaker 3 (00:13:08) - It is highly predictable. We've never missed our monthly distribution payments. Yeah. And we've never missed our proforma and so highly predictable. And the depreciation, the way the depreciation works is it, it really you invest, you get that depreciation, you can use it to offset some other income and you got two choices. You can keep your income stream coming from your ATMs. You can keep that tax free for the first couple years or you can use that even more aggressively. You can use that depreciation, go off and and use it to offset the tax liability on some other income. At the end of the day, it's about living the tax efficient life down and getting out of those high tax brackets, getting out of that 37% tax bracket, moving yourself down into the twenties and the teen Speaker 0 (00:13:58) - Reducing your marginal income tax bracket with offsets from this investment. People really celebrate your track record. Tell us about those cash on cash returns and just about that income stream that one has historically gotten. Speaker 3 (00:14:14) - The cash on cash return is uh, right around 26. I think it's 26.1% cash on cash return. Yeah, the IRR is a bit lower. It's uh, right around a 20% i r r. And so you mentioned it earlier about how an at t m machine really actually does depreciate, like, and I'll give you sort of the analogy when you do, when you take depreciation against, let's say a multi-family apartment building and let's say 10 years down the road, you sell that multi-family apartment building for a gain, you not only pay tax on the gain, you also recapture all of that depreciation that you've used and, and now you get taxed on that as well. So it's very different in an at t m investment. In an at m investment, you don't recapture the depreciation, you get a tax break and that depreciation, you never recapture that. So you really need to almost count that into your total return because that affects your bottom line, that affects your tax impact and you never recapture it. And so you'll notice unlike brick and mortar where normally your cash and cash return is lower and your IRR is higher because you get that residue from sale here, it's flip flopped just totally different. And then you get a higher cash on cash return, a lower i r, but it's because of the loss of value of your equipment over that seven year period Speaker 0 (00:15:36) - In real estate, when you relinquish a property and sell it, unless you do a 10 31 tax deferred exchange, yes you have to pay back the depreciation that you were writing off all of those years. You don't have that obstacle, you don't have that problem with ATMs. And yes, you typically hear about IRRs, which all call synonymously total rate of returns in your real estate as being higher than what your cash on cash return is. But here, this is inverted. This is a cash flow centric investment. And part of the reason why is because your machines, they do go down in value over time. Why your cash flow stays at a steady high rate, 26.1% in this case, Speaker 3 (00:16:16) - It's been a fun asset class. And it's interesting, you know, you talk about how the depreciation works and you try to introduce somebody who's not real savvy on the tax side. You talk about how it works and how it will affect them, and then they see it on their tax return. It's like, oh my goodness, yeah that works. Like you said, I'm like, oh, well yeah, it becomes part of many of my investors' tax planning on an annual basis. It is part of my annual tax planning. And so it becomes one of those things where it's just easy to start kind of collecting 'em and, and making it sort of an annual thing where you just collect more at t ATM machines, keep yourself tax efficient and and really start building those massive income streams. Speaker 0 (00:16:57) - Well, you can learn more and get ahold of the proforma and learn more about ATM performance and the projected future use patterns and how to get started as investor if this interests you at gre marketplace.com/atm. Dave, thanks for the great update on ATMs. Speaker 3 (00:17:15) - All right, thanks Keith. Speaker 0 (00:17:17) - You listening to get rich education. We've got more with Dave when we come back on car washes. Why they're so lucrative, especially when you add a subscription model. I'm your host Keith Wein. Hold with JWB real Estate Capital. Jacksonville Real Estate has outperformed the stock market by 44% over the last 20 years. It's proven to be a more stable asset, especially during recessions. Their vertically integrated strategy has led to 79% more home price appreciation compared to the average Jacksonville investor. 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It's enhanced with a franchise model and selling subscriptions to car wash customers. That's how you get that recurring revenue. So a rainy week doesn't wash out your profits. In fact, in the Wall Street Journal it recently said, and I quote what they wrote here, there is no other operation on a one acre site that can do one to two and a half million dollars in sales and pocket half of that. So our guest expert, Dave, is back because he helps you get investment returns without having to actually operate the car wash yourself. So Dave, tell us more. I know for example, much like other real estate location of a car wash is vital Speaker 3 (00:19:53) - Even more so with this type of car wash because the whole system is set up to get you a quality wash in two to three minutes. It's designed to get you off the road and back on the road in less than three minutes. So if you can put a really good product like this carwash, everybody that I've ever talked to, whether it's a franchisee, an owner, a a subscription customer or a one-time user, everybody gives Tommy's express carwash a giant thumbs up. It's about volume and you put that on a busy street corner or you know, there's all kinds of metrics that we like and you know, it's, you gotta be where people are already going. You're not creating a an environment where you're drawing people to somewhere you want to. It's all about creating habits. On a Monday morning, my wife gets in her car and she, about eight 15 in the morning, she goes down to Wegmans about a 15 minute drive. Speaker 3 (00:20:50) - And I promise you if you would introduce her to Tommy's and she would get a car wash when she goes to Wegmans on that Monday morning, she would do that two or three times. She'd be a customer for life. Like she now created a habit kind of like a Starbucks creating a habit. So what we're doing is we're putting this asset in a really good location. Recreating an environment where you don't have to wait in line for 10, 15 minutes, five minutes, get your car wash. It's not one of those white glove people wiping your, it's automated. You get a really good quality wash in two to three minutes. You can get in and out quick. Speaker 0 (00:21:26) - You help partner investor money with a model that's proving itself with the Tommy's Carwash Express franchise like you just mentioned. So technology really adds the efficiency of getting cars through the carwash quickly in order to make this more lucrative. And Tommy's is very tech forward. For example, I know that customers buy subscriptions and they typically use a phone app Speaker 3 (00:21:52) - To the point of technology and efficiency. You know, you're talking, especially over the last three years now, what was one of the top concerns or one of the top challenges for employers was getting good quality people. I mean look no further when you go to busy restaurant and you know, I mean there there was some real challenges in finding good employees. One of the things, you know, and then this is due to some of the technology that you just mentioned. You know, we got, because of the systems and technology, we can run two to 300 cars per hour through the scar wash to get washed and maybe even better you can do that with two to three people on site. So very limited overhead in terms of wages employees, you can pay those employees much better because you don't have like 30 of 'em, you got three of 'em. And so really the whole business model, and it also comes back to what you shared earlier about the operating margins. You got 45 to 50% operating margins in this business. It's in terms of percentage, it's one of the most lucrative businesses that I know of and it's just fun business to be involved in. Speaker 0 (00:23:00) - Yeah. Now when you talk about moving two to 300 cars per hour through a car wash, are you talking about, you know, physically we think of a car wash Now are we talking about one long tunnel with the rate like that? Or are we talking about multiple bays? Speaker 3 (00:23:16) - Normally it's one long tunnel and the longer the tunnel, the more you can, you know, there's different speeds that you know the track will take you through. And there's different things inside the carwash you can activate depending on how busy, I mean it, it really is. They're real car wash nerves. I mean they're techies and it, they really did perfect this product to the point where let's say you have a 100 car wash hour where you're putting a hundred cars through in an hour and now now you get into the busy time where it's, you know, people are getting off of work where it, now you're ramping up to two to 300 cars per hour. The speed varies on the track and it's, you know, different features of inside the tunnel kind of kick in because of the volume. So there's a lot of automation, a lot of technology going on inside the wash Speaker 0 (00:24:02) - As society changes, you know, whether it's a gasoline powered car or it's an EV or it's diesel, they all need to go through the car wash. We're talking about that rate at which cars get washed, which is actually pretty important because if I'm a car wash customer, you're talking about your wife's habits earlier with washing her car. If I think about getting my car washed, but I see a long line over there, why might not even go in and use that car wash. And then I'll start to think, oh well what good is my subscription? So keeping that wash tunnel moving also keeps the line short besides increasing your rate of income. Speaker 3 (00:24:37) - Yeah, for sure. And there is, you know, talking about subscriptions, we're not all about subscriptions, but there's kind of a sweet spot and we figured out that sweet spot's somewhere into 55, somewhere between 50 and 60%. It's where you really want your subscription numbers to be. You don't want 100% subscription model. If you were at 90%, that means your subscription model, you're not priced right. Almost like charging $500 a month for your apartment building and you're always a hundred percent occupancy. It's not good. Speaker 0 (00:25:09) - It's a problem. Not Speaker 3 (00:25:10) - Joking. Yeah, that is a problem. Yeah. So that's sort of the things we're watching. We do want a nice mix of retail customers. We think kind of that sweet spots in that 50 to 60% subscription model range. Speaker 0 (00:25:22) - Oh that's a great point. And that's really interesting when you think about business models and a lot like apartment buildings, car washes are based on their income stream amount, but you're gonna have a different set of expenses with a car wash than you will. And apartment building of course, like you're going to have expenses for example, for water and detergent. Dave spoke a bit about how they keep the labor costs down by having fewer people on site, largely through the use of technology. So we're talking about an innovative car wash type here that's proven itself. Tommy's expressed car wash, their footprint geographically just keeps expanding and expanding and expanding. And in fact Dave, I know when we talked about this last year at least, that that time only Panera Bread in Chick-fil-A, they were the only two franchises that had higher sales revenue per location. Wow. Speaker 3 (00:26:11) - We're at number three and we're hoping to get to number two here in short order. But, uh, chick-fil-A, that's a hard one to beat , but uh, yeah, no, it's uh, one of the top performing franchises in the anti our country, Speaker 0 (00:26:24) - Chick-fil-A. Those two crucial pickles on that chicken sandwich. You know, it's, it's really hard to, to compete with there. You need a really efficient car wash to outdo that as far as it is on the investment end and how that actually looks like for one that wants to come alongside you and participate. Before we talk about what the returns look like, talk a a bit about how that is looking for current investors that are already in this investment. Since we first discussed this last year, Speaker 3 (00:26:52) - We launched this fund as a debt fund. We got into it fairly slowly. We were building a couple washes and we knew that it was gonna ramp up, but we had a lot of work to do on the front end. We were, we had lots that were under contract that we were working on permitting. So we started as a debt fund. We launched phase two as sort of a semi equity, I mean it was an equity fund but it, it sort of captain investor 1.75. You got all the depreciation. The depreciation was not, you didn't have to recapture the depreciation cuz you're dealing with a lot of equipment. In fact, car washes are very unique in that you can take bonus depreciation on the building as if it were equipment. Like you don't need cost sake studies, you don't need you just bonus depreciation the thing out like, you know, the entire building, like it was a piece of equipment right up front. Speaker 3 (00:27:39) - First year, that's rare. Yeah. And then we sort of ran through that model and we have eight operational sites today. We have seven more coming outta the ground right now. We expect to be somewhere around 20, uh, fully operational by the end of the year. And here's the exciting part, here's the fun part. We're we're looking to build a hundred of these in five years. Wow. And so to really ramp up and take us, get us into phase three and phase two worked great. Investors got all the depreciation, they got all of the cash flow. I'm working free by the way. They got all of the cash flow until they get to their 1.75 and then they exit, then the GP partners start making money. But that model why it worked very good and it's gonna get us to about 30 ish car washes. We're ramping up. Speaker 3 (00:28:33) - We wanna go under and we're retooling our model. Now that we've uh, got a little bit of experience under our belt, we see how our operations team is operating and see how these car washes are really taken off and really how our team has made these things perform. We want to go to a hundred and to get to a hundred, we're retooling the model. Our investors have spoken. They said, man, we really wanna be, you know, a little bit, kind of give some of that backside you talked about the Wall Street Journal article on Wall Street Journal came out and said that there's PE firms paying 18 to 20 x multiples on EBITDAs and it's just super aggressive. So our investors like to hear that, but they wanted a piece of the upsides. We listened to our investors, okay, we're rolling out an equity model. Speaker 0 (00:29:19) - And just to back up to jump in. So Dave had been talking about the debt side about how previously this was a raise on the debt side and now in the future going forward, this is how you can get in on the equity side investment of car washes. Speaker 3 (00:29:32) - It is an equity model and it's gonna allow the investors, it's gonna allow all of our investors to not only be a part of the backend, but there's gonna be a 10% preferred return. There's gonna be aggressive cash flow throughout the hold and the exit. Um, investors gonna be with us all the way through and be a part of that upside, be a part of the exit. Speaker 0 (00:29:54) - Talk to us about any of the threats that might be out there, whether that's threats to just the overall model of car washes five, 10 or 20 years down the road, and then what the competition is like Tommy's expressed car wash versus other car washes. What are some of the threats Speaker 3 (00:30:10) - We've seen, much like our investors have spoken and expressed their desires to be a part of the upside and we're getting ready to rule that out to 'em. The general public has given their opinion, uh, with their wallets. And so when you get to understand this model and, and how it works, and then you start paying attention to a lot of the other car washes out there and the look and appearance and how they work. And it takes longer and there's lines and you know, some of 'em are full service and you know, it's pretty inconsistent, but consumers have spoken and they want this product and Tommy's kind of the innovative leader in the car space. And so they're really all about just listening to the consumer and get them what they want. Consumers want a good quality wash for a fair price and they want to get it quickly and efficiently. And that's what we're delivering. So there's competition in the space. There's only one or two competitors of ours who we would say, okay, they are there so we're not building across the street. There's not really a need for us to be there if there's that competitor is there. But most of our competitors, if we were to put a Tommy's Express in a neighborhood, we would steal the show and we have what consumers want and they'll come to us. Speaker 0 (00:31:30) - When I think about long-term use patterns, Dave, just anecdotally I think of my own lifespan, I only seem to notice more car washes in cities as time goes on per capita. Not fewer. In fact, growing up my dad used to wash his car by hand in or right next to the garage or old Subaru legacy station wagon. Sometimes I would help him out. Well, he doesn't wash it anymore. It's more efficient to go drive through a car wash. That almost seems to be a vestige of yester year where you would regularly wash your own car in your driveway. Speaker 3 (00:32:02) - Well there's two things there. One is there's a lot more people live in an apartment buildings and, and less out in the country in suburbia. So the, even having the ability to wash your car in some places doesn't make sense. But there's another thing too. You know that by the time I started regularly using a car wash where I actually had to pay some organization to wash my car, I could have bought the car wash . Now, I mean you see it all the time. You got teenagers who's got a nice vehicle and they don't even think twice. They're going through and spending eight or 10 or 15 bucks to wash their car. And I was like, oh my goodness. Okay. But times are changing and it's becoming a standard thing to get your car wash, your car wash and forget the garden hose and the bucket and the soap, Speaker 0 (00:32:43) - The carwash I use most regularly, the highest tier one now costs $18. That's where they use, you know, rain X on the windshield and everything else. But as far as when it comes to the investor perspective, this is one of those investments, Dave, where you recently spoke at the conference that people are lining up at the back of the room to want to learn more because they're so interested in this investment. I know oftentimes car washes have high cash flow and high tax efficiency for the investors. So tell us about how that's expected to look here On the equity side, Speaker 3 (00:33:13) - You get a hundred percent bonus appreciation over five years. You get a big chunk of that in the first year because of the amount of development that we have in the fund, you're getting less than half of it the first year, around half of it, maybe just a little bit less than half of it the first year. So you get a big chunk of your depreciation in year one and then you get the rest of the depreciation and it's four years following that. It's a pretty aggressive on the depreciation side. But then on the cash flow side, 10% preferred returns. You've got multiples that are in the two and a half to three x in five to seven years, you're talking aggressive returns and you're talking aggressive, uh, bonus depreciation for tax impact, Speaker 0 (00:33:57) - You need to be an accredited investor. And what's the minimum investment? Speaker 3 (00:34:02) - So minimum investment is a hundred thousand dollars and you do need to be an accredited investor. Speaker 0 (00:34:07) - Tell us about the expected hold time. Speaker 3 (00:34:09) - We're modeling it five to seven years. So while a private equity firm and with Sam some pretty lucrative offers already, but we've seen, let me back up a second. So this industry is so fragmented that the biggest player in the room has accounts for about 5% of the global revenue. Wow. So that's how fragmented this space is. So there's real opportunity and institutions are desperately trying to get their foot in the door because they see that it's a recession resistant business. They see that it's a, it's got strong operating margin. The Wall Street Journal talked about that where, you know, just crazy operating margin. So they're desperately trying to get their foot in the door and get a foothold in the space and get a little traction in the space. They're not hardly any people who they can write a hundred million checks to. We're building a portfolio that somebody would be able to write a billion dollar check for in a couple years. And so when that happens, we feel like the more mature this space, the more mature this portfolio is, the more cream we can squeeze out for our investors. And so that's where we're going with it. We don't believe that we exit in two to three years, but it could happen. But we're modeling out for five to seven years Speaker 0 (00:35:30) - In case it takes that long to Sure. Get returns on the conservative side, five to seven years. And yeah, I, I learned a little something there. Okay. The biggest player in the space only has about a 5% share. Very fractured, much like real estate itself is well day's, one of our G R E marketplace providers, you probably already know that. So if you wanna learn more, I'd encourage it and see what makes this business so lucrative. You could do that at gre marketplace.com/carwash. Dave, it's really been stimulating to think about some of these alternative real estate investments. Thanks so much for coming back onto the show. Speaker 3 (00:36:07) - Thanks Rob me Keith. It was fun Speaker 0 (00:36:15) - On the ATMs with 100 4K invested that has recently generated $2,262 per month, 2262. And they've never missed the monthly distribution or their proforma return target. And if you go invest quite a bit more than that amount, there is something new to announce. And that is the existence of financing with ATM investments that has the potential to amplify your return some more. So with ATMs, it's a strong cash on cash returns and the I R R along with the quick return of capital, that's what's making it so popular. They have been delivering them to this group for more than a decade now. Now the operator, Dave, he's really proud of what they're doing and that's why he wants to give the opportunity for you to get on the ground in person and see just what they're doing. In fact, in only 10 days, there's a car wash and self storage investor tour. Speaker 0 (00:37:19) - Yes, it is a one day investor tour on May 18th in Columbia, South Carolina. And you are invited. You'll see a Tommy's Express carwash and Moore meet the team, ask questions about the business plan. There is no cost to attend. You can meet Dave there as well. You'll learn more about that and with hotel accommodations and everything else after you get the free investor report. At G R E Marketplace, we're talking about world class operators in the car wash space here. When you have multiple diverse income streams in your life, what you've done is you've made your income resilient. 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