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In today's PorscheCooled Podcast Michael presents episode 53 of owner stories with Paul from the UK. Cars have been a part of Paul's life for ever. Since his mid-teens he has had his eye on Porsche. As a kid he drew a 993 engine and silhouette and sent it to a Dick Lovett - a well know Porsche dealer in the UK. Surprisingly he received a response as well as a stock of books for his passion. From that point onwards Paul was fascinated with Porsche, although it was still out of reach. Paul put his Porsche dreams aside ‘as one day' I will have a Porsche which most of us can relate to. Living in Cheltenham with an abundance of great driving roads this only fuelled Paul's passion, it's no wonder he has owned over 40 cars to date. From his first memorable car a mid-engine Mk1 Toyota MR2 sorted by Litchfield in the UK. A lot of drivers cars followed, including GTI's, Accord Type R, Lotus Elise and many others. Paul engineering background and being a ‘sucker for a special edition” has drawn him to very interesting cars. Today, Paul has come full circle with his first Porsche, a mid-engine well optioned 2015 Porsche 981 Cayman with manual transmission. Paul is also part of Reengineering where with his 2 partners will be leading a group of STEM grads through building a 550 Spyder (kit). This will be a modern interpretation of the '50's 550 with re-engineered parts and a carbon body built to a level that Paul would like to equal Singer. Not your average kit car. Welcome back to the Porsche Cooled Podcast. Follow Paul on Instagram @renngineeringuk Watch and Subscribe on YouTube Michael (@michael.bath) owns a first generation 997 Carrera, comes from Australia and currently resides in Bahrain. Steve (@gtst3ve) is a Porsche owner and enthusiast from Sydney, Australia. This podcast is part of a series with Steve where two mates chat about all things Porsche. Thanks for listening. PorscheCooled Exclusive member Become a member of PorscheCooled and help support the Podcast. It will keep us talking! https://www.patreon.com/porschecooled The PorscheCooled Podcast is available everywhere you get your podcasts.
The cursed ones go on an NPC meeting spree. Surprisingly without killing any of them. A Mountain Tale is presented by the Adventurers' Vault. (https://www.theadventurersvault.com/) A story about four people who by various means are called to the Mount, Magda Pichtua. Their struggles with the many other souls who were cursed to the Mount are […]
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Imagine being told that you have to pretend to be a mobster for several years, and if you ever let the mask slip you'll die. Sounds pretty bad, right? Surprisingly, some people take that offer. Giovanni is one such person. That's a level of dedication few of us can relate to. Then again, it wasn't all bad. Apparently real life gangsters are just as quick with a one-liner as TV gangsters. So that's fun. Giovanni's Ring: My Life Inside the Real Sopranos - amzn.to/3Aum4bk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Low interest rates? Rising rents? Strong appreciation? But still feeling anxious about buying your first rental property? In this episode, you'll hear from someone who may help reduce that anxiety.Yianni Garcia is a mortgage broker who was aware of the opportunity presented by low interest rates and a strong rental environment. And he knew that he wanted to become somewhat semi-retired in five to 10 years. But spending a large chunk of hard-earned cash is not easy. So he dealt with his investing anxiety by educating himself. He joined RealWealth in 2019, started pouring through webinars, listings, and pro-formas, and bought his first single family rental just last year.In this episode you'll hear more details about his RealWealth story, including where he's purchased his properties, why they were such great choices for passive income and appreciation, and what his plans are for the future. As a mortgage broker, he also has lots of great information about loans for investors. You can fast track your own retirement plan by joining RealWealth, for free, at realwealthshow.com. As a member, you'll have access to the same educational material that helped Yianni. That includes the Investor Portal where you can view sample property pro-formas and connect with our network of resources, including experienced investment counselors, property teams, lenders, 1031 exchange facilitators, attorneys, CPAs and more.And please remember to subscribe to our podcast and leave a review if you like what you hear! Thank you!
It certainly looked like a crusty old engine when we removed the cowling for the annual inspection. The exterior is one thing… but perhaps even more importantly, I wondered about the internal condition of the engine. Surprisingly, the borescope showed the cylinders to be in amazingly good condition on the inside. Perhaps this was partially […]
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the difference between the Trump and Biden administrations in practice, Dr. Kogan's new book discussing the health benefits of marijuana and cannabis byproducts, and the deplorable actions by the CIA in their treatment of intelligence sources.Guests:Mark Frost - Economist, professor, consultant, drummer, eagle scout and marine | What is the Government Dr. Mikhail Kogan - Bio | New Book, Medical Marijuana: Dr. Kogan's Evidence-Based Guide to Health Benefits of Cannabis and CBDJohn Kiriakou - Former CIA officer and host of The Backstory on Radio Sputnik | CIA Secret Memo On Informants Captured, Killed Or Compromised In the first hour Mark Frost joined the show to talk about the failures of the Biden administration and the difference between Trump's time in office and the current one. At its heart, what is the purpose of a government?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Dr. Mikhail Kogan for a discussion on his new book which describes the health benefits of controlled cannabis usage to treat various medical ailments. Surprisingly, there is very little research that suggests CBD actually assists in sleep patterns.In the third hour John Kiriakou joined the conversation to talk about the relationship the CIA has with their informants. He also described how “fake intelligence” is gathered by sources and attributed to prominent figures. There is also a stress on the amount of info gathered and not the quality.
While "perfect," is an unattainable standard, many people struggle to accept the inevitable: that striving for the impossible goal of perfection leads to stress, burnout, sickness and feelings of failure. SHOW NOTES We know that perfection is the state of being without flaw or defects - and we all know that perfection is not really attainably. It may be that some of us everyone once in a while achieve perfection, but perfection is not something most of us achieve. Perfectionism is the refusal or inability to accept anything short of perfect. Friend, do you see the cognitive dissonance here, the undeniable catch-22? Perfectionists are trying to achieve the unattainable. Painful - to the individual who is the perfectionist as well as those around her. We want to make sure not to confuse high achiever with perfectionist. And there are even some great descriptions for this. Adaptive perfectionist: aka high-achievers: adaptive perfectionism means that a person thrives on doing some, but crucially not all, things well. In the words of Stoltz & Ashby 2007 “adaptive perfectionism is characterised as a normal, healthy type of perfectionism and is defined by deriving satisfaction from achievements made from intense effort but tolerating the imperfections….” Adaptive perfectionists are the women who embrace the reality that it's simply impossible to achieve complete perfection and instead aim for a high standard of work in those tasks they do well, and that play to their unique strengths. These women are telling themselves more of the truth about who they are and the circumstances that are in - they are adaptive. Maladapted perfectionism is such a great descriptor because we start off right away knowing this is not a good thing. The maladapted perfectionist is likely on a path to pain. These women are very hard on themselves when perfection is not achieved. And these kinds of unrealistic expectations and responses lead to depression, anxiety and increased levels of stress. We can have high standards, the question is what happens when reality comes crashing in and our high expectations have not been mer. Failure is inevitable - and, you guessed it - far more stressful on the maladapted gal than the adaptive gal. Crina shares a story about her own sense of perfectionism getting in the way of her own fun - she wanted to be excellent and when she was not, she gave up - until, smarty chick that she is - she realized that approach was no way to love and it was far better to have more fun - even if she was not excellent at whatever was fun. As with most things, none of us neatly fall into one category or another and may see ourselves in both. What are the indicia of tipping over into maladaptive rather than the sweet spot of adaptive: Do people tell you you are difficult to change Do you want to change your body? Do you notice others' mistakes? Do you notice the mistakes you made? When you try something new that you are not good at - do you give up? Do you focus on the success or the failure? Do you procrastinate or avoid tasks regularly? Mistakes are flaws versus opportunities to learn? Kirsten shares that the legal profession is toxic perfectionism. Making a mistake can hurt your client - and is malpractice - there is no room for mistakes. It is the part of practicing law she has most struggled with over her career because it is based on a falsehood - we all make mistakes and that standard of perfection fails to acknowledge the human behind the work. The disturbing news is that perfectionism is on the rise. A 2019 study that evaluated more than 40,000 college students found a 33% rise in perfectionism from 1989 to 2016. But this should be good news for the workplace, right? We want a bunch of perfectionists doing great work, right? Surprisingly, no - we do not! A vast meta-analysis of 30 years of studies, conducted at the Georgia Institute of Technology, found there was no relationship between perfectionism and job performance for either group (failure avoiding or excellence seeking) , says researcher Dana Harari, who worked on the meta-analysis. “To me, the most important takeaway of this research is the null relationship between perfectionism and performance,” she says. “It's not positive, it's not negative, it's just really null.” Is that the craziest thing? Perfectionism does not lead to better work performance. You know our hosts are not going to leave our lady friends hanging! Go for the B Give 80%- As Cinzia BuBois says, “Giving 100 percent should be saved for those special passion projects or for those most treasured people in your life. If you give 100 percent to everything and everyone around you, the quality of your output will go down. You'll become burnt out, exhausted, and resentful. Not only is 100 percent unrealistic, it doesn't allow room for learning. Getting an 80 percent always puts you in the higher tiers of anything in life; it's not perfect, but it's still rather outstanding. By striving for 80 percent, you allow room for perseverance, flexibility, and diligence, uncorrupted by the fear of failure (or rather, imperfection).” The Perfectionism Epidemic. We live in a society where failure is… | by Cinzia DuBois | Achology Don't let perfect be the enemy of the good. Done is better than incomplete or worse, never started Realizing failure isn't the opposite of success, but part of it. No one can learn without making mistakes, and no project, skill, or relationship can grow without learning. We're not supposed to be perfect the first time around Recovery activities are critical when you do give it your all - you need to rest and restore and re-energize - you know self-care. To all you fabulous females out there, some of this may be counterintuitive in the workplace, but the data supports that perfectionism is not correlative with performance - and it can cause suffering - to our minds, our hearts and our bodies. Get yourself a B and carefully choose when you bring the A game. Good reads Being a perfectionist is good for your career, right? Obsessed with Perfection: How to Overcome Toxic Perfectionism in a Highly Competitive World The Trouble with Toxic Perfectionism The Pros and Cons of Perfectionism, According to Research (hbr.org) Obsessed with Perfection: How to Overcome Toxic Perfectionism in a Highly Competitive World Is perfect good? A meta-analysis of perfectionism in the workplace. (apa.org)
Surprisingly, Nathan had NOT seen this week's film as a very young child but alas, the guys watched Vamp (thanks to Steve and Izzy for the Listeners Choice pick!) and had some stuff to say - why is everyone turned on by the very bizarre "striptease" by Grace Jones in full kabuki makeup? Do you think Gedde Watanabe was relieved to not have to effect an "accent" in an 80s movie for once? Does this film have one of the worst payoffs to a running bit? And for the love of all that is holy, can we COOL IT with the puns during the finale?! Check our social media on Sunday for the Sunday Screencrap and take a guess at our next movie! What We've Been Watching: Candyman (2021) The Ranger Questions? Comments? Suggestions? You can always shoot us an e-mail at email@example.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/wwttpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/wwttpodcast Twitter: www.twitter.com/wwttpodcast Instagram: www.instagram.com/wwttpodcast Theme Song recorded by Taylor Sheasgreen: www.facebook.com/themotorleague Logo designed by Mariah Lirette: www.instagram.com/mariahhx Montrose Monkington III: www.twitter.com/montrosethe3rd Head over to untidyvenus.etsy.com and check out some wonderful art by friend of the show Izzy Fischer! Use the promo code "wwttpod" to receive 15% off your purchase! What Were They Thinking is sponsored by GameItAll.com and HostGator (use the coupon code 'SCHLOCK' for 25% off your first purchase) and is a proud member of the Age of Radio Podcast Network (www.ageofradio.org) Vamp stars Chris Makepeace, Robert Rusler, Dedee Pfeiffer, Gedde Watanabe, Sandy Baron, Billy Drago and Grace Jones; directed by Richard Wenk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Surprisingly after four complete weeks of the NFL season, there are still more than a few players left in the Free Agent Auction who can help your Bench scoring out at minimum. At this point in the year, depth will be extremely crucial as injuries start to rack up and we have bye weeks coming right around the corner. The start of this season has been odd to say the least and I have a great example of why. The team I wrote about in my rebuilding articles series is now 1-3, but has outscored everyone in the league by 40 points. If you have a team in a similar situation, I would love to hear about it.-------------------------------------------------------What is Dynasty Owner? Dynasty Owner is not your average fantasy football. You may have your DraftKings and Fanduels of the world but we are year-round and put you right in the seat of the Owner, Coach, and GM. Fantasy footballers all over have been wanting a game like this and you may have even heard our name from Christopher Harris or even the Dynasty Nerds podcast.We use real NFL contracts and salaries in our game so when something changes here in the real world it affects your team for the year. With a challenge of the salary cap and keeping your team under it, you get the feeling of what it's like to run a business and see your team get rewarded when they win.Learn more today at www.dynastyowner.com and come see what we are all about.-------------------------------------------------------Connect with Dynasty Owner:Visit us on the web -- https://www.dynastyowner.comFollow us on Twitter -- @Dynasty_OwnerFollow on Facebook - www.facebook.com/DynastyOwnerFantasySports
Red onion effective at killing cancer cells, study says University of Guelph (Ontario) If you're looking for a flavorful way to help fight and prevent cancer, add red onion to your shopping list. It will be worth the effort … as you will soon see why. In the first study of its kind, University of Guelph researchers looked at how the Ontario-grown red onion and several others affected the growth and proliferation of cancer cells. Their findings indicate that all onions are not created equal. The Canadian researchers looked at five different kinds of onion in total from the province of Ontario. They assessed the onions in terms of their effects against cancer cells and their ability to prevent cancer. Of the five species tested, the Ruby Ring red onion was the most effective. Few people are aware that onions are somewhat of a superfood. Hopefully, studies like these will help to change that. Onions in general have very high concentrations of the flavonoid quercetin. However, the Ruby Ring Ontario red onion has particularly high levels of these compounds as compared with other species. In the study, colon cancer cells were placed in direct contact with quercetin that was extracted from the five onion varieties studied. It was found that all of the onion types created an unfavorable environment for cancer cells and initiated cancer cell death, or apoptosis. Communication between the cancer cells seems to be disrupted by the compounds in the onions, and this can help to fight and prevent cancer. The study also showed that the Ruby Ring red onion was high in anthocyanin, a compound that helps to enrich the scavenging properties of quercetin. This in turn supports quercetin in fighting cancer cells and helping to prevent cancer. Anthocyanin is the molecule that gives vegetables like red onions their rich, deep color. This is in keeping with the general increased healthbenefits that can be gained from other dark or brightly colored vegetables and fruits. The recent onion study results were published in the journal Food Research International. While all of the onions studied showed the ability to inhibit cancer cells, red onions were particularly effective. Their beneficial compounds blocked the production of both colon cancer cells and breast cancer cells within the controlled conditions of the study. The next step is to complete human trials to further explore the cancer fighting effects of onions. Researchers are also working on an extraction technique to isolate the quercetin in onions so that it can be administered as a cancer therapy. In the meantime, finding ways to include more of this cancer-fighting superfood into your diet can allow you to experience many health benefits. Enjoy red onions in salads, on sandwiches and cooked into soups, stews and stir-fry dishes. Age and aging have critical effects on the gut microbiome Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, October 4, 2021 Researchers at Cedars-Sinai have found that aging produces significant changes in the microbiome of the human small intestine distinct from those caused by medications or illness burden. The findings have been published in the journal Cell Reports. "By teasing out the microbial changes that occur in the small bowel with age, medication use and diseases, we hope to identify unique components of the microbial community to target for therapeutics and interventions that could promote healthy aging," said Ruchi Mathur, MD, the study's principal investigator. Research exploring the gut microbiome, and its impact on health, has relied predominantly on fecal samples, which do not represent the entire gut, according to Mathur. In their study, investigators from Cedars-Sinai's Medically Associated Science and Technology (MAST) Program analyzed samples from the small intestine–which is over 20 feet in length and has the surface area of a tennis court–for examination of the microbiome and its relationship with aging. "This study is the first of its kind to examine the microbial composition of the small intestine of subjects 18 years of age to 80. We now know that certain microbial populations are influenced more by medications, while others are more affected by certain diseases. We have identified specific microbes that appear to be only influenced by the chronological age of the person," said Mathur, an endocrinologist and director of the Diabetes Outpatient Treatment & Education Center. The 21st century has been referred to as the "era of the gut microbiome" as scientists turn considerable attention to the role trillions of gut bacteria, fungi and viruses may play in human health and disease. The microbiome is the name given to the genes that live in these cells. Studies have suggested that disturbances in the constellations of the microbial universe may lead to critical illnesses, including gastroenterological diseases, diabetes, obesity, and some neurological disorders. While researchers know that microbial diversity in stool decreases with age, Cedars-Sinai investigators identified bacteria in the small bowel they refer to as "disruptors" that increase and could be troublesome. "Coliforms are normal residents of the intestine. We found that when these rod-shaped microbes become too abundant in the small bowel–as they do as we get older–they exert a negative influence on the rest of the microbial population. They are like weeds in a garden," said study co-author Gabriela Leite, Ph.D. Investigators also found that as people age, the bacteria in the small intestine change from microbes that prefer oxygen to those that can survive with less oxygen, something they hope to understand as the research continues. "Our goal is to identify and fingerprint the small intestinal microbial patterns of human health and disease. Given the important role the small bowel plays in absorption of nutrients, changes in the microbiome in this location of the gut may have a greater impact on human health, and warrants further study," said Mark Pimentel, MD, director of the MAST program and a co-author of the study. This research is part of Cedars-Sinai's ongoing REIMAGINE study: Revealing the Entire Intestinal Microbiota and its Associations with the Genetic, Immunologic, and Neuroendocrine Ecosystem. Study finds no association between caffeine intake and invasive breast cancer risk University of Buffalo, September 28, 2021 Researchers from the University at Buffalo conducted a study of nearly 80,000 postmenopausal women in the U.S. to determine whether caffeine consumption from coffee and tea has any association with invasive breast cancer. The average age when U.S. women reach menopause, 51, also happens to coincide with the age group—50- to 64-year-olds—that has the highest reported caffeine consumption. In addition to that, the average age of breast cancer diagnosis in the U.S. is 62. This overlap of age at menopause, age at diagnosis of breast cancer and age with high caffeine consumption gave greater weight to the importance of clarifying whether caffeine intake impacts breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. It does not, according to the UB researchers' findings, published in August in the International Journal of Cancer. "From our literature review, many studies have found significant associations between coffee and/or tea consumption and reduced breast cancer incidence whereas a few studies have reported elevated risk. Our study, however, found no association," said study first author Christina KH Zheng, who worked on the study while completing her master's in epidemiology at UB. She is now a surgical resident in the MedStar Baltimore general surgery program. "About 85% of Americans drink at least one caffeinated beverage a day. It is important for the public to know whether consumption of caffeinated beverages has beneficial or harmful effects on breast cancer, the most common type of cancer and second-leading cause of cancer death for U.S. women," said Lina Mu, MD, Ph.D., the study's senior author, who is an associate professor of epidemiology and environmental health at UB. "The overlap of age at diagnosis of breast cancer and age with high consumption of caffeine, and the inconsistent findings from previous studies motivated us to study whether this lifestyle factor could affect breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women," said Kexin Zhu, a study co-first author and epidemiology Ph.D. student in UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions. Researchers looked at a sample of 79,871 participants in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. Participants have for decades now completed yearly health questionnaires that help researchers learn more about diet and exercise habits, as well as disease, and any possible linkages. After a median follow-up of 16 years, there were 4,719 cases of invasive breast cancer identified. At first glance, women who reported drinking two to three cups of caffeinated coffee per day had a 12% higher risk of invasive breast cancer compared to non-drinkers. But that association was not statistically significant after adjusting for lifestyle factors, such as smoking and alcohol consumption. "Seeing null results after adjusting for lifestyle, demographic and reproductive factors informs us of the complexity that is the relationship between caffeine intake and invasive breast cancer risk," Zheng said. "Some lifestyle factors, like drinking alcohol and physical activity, might be associated with both coffee intake and breast cancer risk," Zhu explained. "Therefore, they might confound the initial positive associations. After we took the lifestyle factors into account, the results suggested that regular coffee drinking might not have an impact on invasive breast cancer risk." The risk of invasive breast cancer was even higher—22%—for women who reported drinking two to three cups of decaffeinated coffee each day. It was slightly lower when adjusted for lifestyle variables (smoking history, alcohol consumption, physical activity, etc.), and the association was not statistically significant when further accounting for reproductive variables such as family history of breast cancer and number of children The researchers were unable to determine if the elevated risk is due to the decaffeinated nature of the coffee, the amount consumed, or another factor unique to this population that was not accounted for in the study. The researchers did not observe a significant association between overall tea consumption and invasive breast cancer. Additional research needs to be done in order to understand whether different types of teas have different effects on breast cancer risk, Zhu said. Liver function improves with the consumption of Broccoli sprout extract Tokai University Tokyo Hospital (Japan), October 5, 2021 A Japanese study of broccoli sprouts and liver function has found the sulforaphane-rich food to be highly beneficial. An extract from broccoli sprouts given to male participants was shown to improve hepatic abnormalities and overall liver function significantly. For the study, the researchers conducted a double blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial of males with fatty liver disease. The subjects received either extract of broccoli sprouts in capsule form, or a placebo. The capsules contained glucoraphanin, a precursor for the sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts. A number of key liver function markers were measured before and after the trial. It was determined that dietary supplementation with extract of broccoli improved liver functioning by decreasing alkali phosphatase activity and oxidative stress markers. Broccoli sprout extract was also found to prevent NDMA-induced chronic liver failure in rats. The researchers believe the antioxidants in broccoli sprouts are effective in suppressing the mechanisms of liver failure at a cellular level. The reduction of oxidative stress is crucial in protecting the liver and improving its health, and broccoli is loaded with health-supporting antioxidants. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is also reaching epidemic proportions, with nearly 30 percent of Americans (90 million people) having some level of the disease. Like hep C, NAFLD can result in liver failure and cancer of the liver in the most severe cases. Exposure to environmental toxins exacerbates liver conditions as well, with the glyphosate found in weed killers, like Roundup, particularly harmful. The good news is that liver conditions are preventable by embracing a healthy lifestyle. Eating plenty of organic fruits and vegetables, exercising regularly and avoiding alcohol and cigarettes can do wonders for liver health. As evidenced by the recent research out of Japan, sulforaphane-rich broccoli sprouts can be a key component in supporting healthy liver function. Milk thistle, vitamin E, black seed oil and dandelion root have also shown effectiveness in supporting and detoxifying the liver. How cannabis-like substances keep the brain in balance Utrecht University (Netherlands), October 4, 2021 Whenever we learn, remember or forget something, a surprisingly active role is played by cannabis-like substances in the brain. Researchers at Utrecht University found that the substances actively balance connections in the brain that allow cells to either activate or inhibit each other. The discovery reveals how brain cells influence each other, and how psychiatric disorders can arise when this process goes wrong. Although wisdom comes with age, our brain does not store every single experience or lesson learned. In addition to learning and remembering, our brains are also equipped to forget irrelevant things or drop unused skills. In order to find a balance in this, brain cellsconstantly communicate with each other through connections that activate or inhibit the cells. Researchers from Utrecht University discovered that brain cells can form new, inhibitory connections via so-called endocannabinoids. They reported their discovery in Journal of Neuroscience. Counterbalance Endocannabinoids derive their name from the cannabis plant, which contains similar substances. The researchers discovered the role of endocannabinoids when they induced brain cells of mice to strengthen activating connections. In response, the brain cells also started making new inhibitory connections. The researchers found that endocannabinoids kickstarted the new connections. Surprisingly active role The researchers were surprised to find that these substances play such an active role. "Nobody expected this from endocannabinoids," says research leader Dr. Corette Wierenga, neurobiologist at Utrecht University. It was already known that endocannabinoids can influence the functioning of our brains. But until now researchers assumed that the substances were merely involved in adjusting existing connections. "Now it appears that the system of endocannabinoids can actively push the production of new inhibitory connections, with which brain cells actively regulate the balance." Psychiatric disorders caused by imbalance The discovery could help scientists to better understand how psychiatric disordersand other abnormalities in the brain develop. In many of these disorders, the balance between inhibitory and activating connections is disturbed. During an epileptic seizure, for example, this balance is seriously disturbed. Although in many other disorders the disturbance is more subtle, for example in schizophrenia, the impact can still be equally profound. Cannabis-related unbalance The balance between activating and inhibiting connections in our brain is constantly being adjusted in response to our experiences. Whenever we experience something, the connections change, and the brain must restore the balance. Cannabis use can disrupt that balance. "Occasional cannabis use will not seriously disturb the balance," says Wierenga. "But if the balance is disturbed for a longer period, it can cause problems. For example, children of mothers who smoked marijuana during pregnancy can experience problems with neurological development." Early stages of life The balance is especially important in early stages of life, Wierenga says. "During our development, brain connections are constantly changing. Especially during that period, it is important that inhibitory and activating connections remain coordinated. If the coordination is malfunctioning or disturbed, you can imagine that the system becomes disrupted. And unfortunately, disruptions that occur so early cannot be easily repaired later in life." According to Wierenga, such disruptions can lead not only to loss of memory, but also initiate more serious consequences. For example, the brain might grow out to less adaptive to stressful situations. "When this happens, things get out of hand more easily in the brain, because inhibition and activation are out of balance. That could lead to learning and behavioral problems." Predicting and preventing disorders Creating a deeper understanding of the role endocannabinoids play in the brain, could lead to psychiatric disorders being more predictable or even prevented in the future. The publication in Journal of Neuroscience now sets out a new direction in which more knowledge can be built up. Wierenga: "Ultimately, as a researcher, we want to understand how brain cells coordinate the balance and what happens when that balance is disturbed. Glycerin is safe, effective in psoriasis model Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, October 4, 2021 Patients with psoriasis have reported that glycerin, an inexpensive, harmless, slightly sweet liquid high on the list of ingredients in many skin lotions, is effective at combatting their psoriasis and now scientists have objective evidence to support their reports. They found that whether applied topically or ingested in drinking water, glycerin, or glycerol, helps calm the classic scaly, red, raised and itchy patches in their psoriasismodel, Dr. Wendy Bollag, cell physiologist and skin researcher at the Medical College of Georgia and Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center and her colleagues report in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. The studies also provide more evidence of the different ways glycerin enables the healthy maturation of skin cells through four stages that result in a smooth, protective skin layer. Psoriasis is an immune-mediated problem that typically surfaces in young adults in which skin cells instead multiply rapidly, piling up into inflamed patches. "We have experimental data now to show what these patients with psoriasis are reporting," says Bollag, who nearly 20 years ago first reported in The Journal of Investigative Dermatology that glycerin, a natural alcohol and water attractor known to help the skin look better, also safely helped it function better by helping skin cells mature properly. Bollag's early report led to many anecdotal reports from individuals and their reports ultimately led to the newly published study. Topically, glycerin is known to have a soothing, emollient effect. But another key part of its magic, which Dr. Bollag has helped delineate, is its conversion to the lipid, or fat, phosphatidylglycerol, which ultimately regulates the function of keratinocytes, our major skin cell type, and suppresses inflammation in the skin. Glycerin gets into the skin through avenues like aquaporin-3, a channel expressed in skin cells, and the MCG scientists have shown that once inside, aquaporin 3 funnels glycerin to phospholipase-D-2, an enzyme that converts fats in the external cell membrane into cell signals, ultimately converting glycerin to phosphatidylglycerol. In 2018, Bollag and team reported that topical application of phosphatidylglycerol reduced inflammation and the characteristic raised skin patches in a mouse model of psoriasis. This time they decided to look at the impact of its widely available precursor glycerin. For the new studies, they used imiquimod, which is known to produce psoriasis-like plaques on humans using it for problems like genital warts and some skin cancers, to produce an animal model. The mice either drank the sweet natural alcohol or the scientists applied it topically. Either way, glycerin helped reduce development of the characteristic skin lesions, the scientists report, a finding which helps underline that glycerin works in more than one way to improve the skin condition. Externally, glycerin showed its action as an emollient because even in mice missing phospholipase-D-2, it was beneficial. Additionally, topically it appears to compete with hydrogen peroxide for space inside the aquaporin 3 channel. Hydrogen peroxide is commonly known as a mild antiseptic but we produce it as well and at low levels it's a cell signaling molecule. But at high levels, hydrogen peroxide produces destructive oxidative stress, which can actually cause psoriasis. The scientists found that topical glycerin reduced the levels of hydrogen peroxide entering skin cells. When they added glycerin and hydrogen peroxide at the same time directly to skin cells, they found that glycerin protected against the oxidative stress from hydrogen peroxide. "Glycerol is basically outcompeting the hydrogen peroxide in getting in there and preventing it from being able to enter and increase oxidative stress," Bollag says. Oil and water don't mix, so yet another way glycerin may be helpful is by supporting the skin's major role as a water permeability barrier so that, as an extreme, when we sit in a bathtub the bath water doesn't pass through our skin so we blow up like a balloon, she says. On the other hand, when glycerin was ingested by the mice missing the phospholipase- D-2, which converts fats or lipids in a cell's membrane to signals, it simply did not work, Bollag says, which confirmed their earlier findings that internally anyway, glycerin pairs with the enzyme to produce the signal essential to skin cell maturation. Some of their other most recent work is detailing more about how phosphatidylglycerol decreases inflammation. Bollag would like next steps to also include clinical trials with dermatologists and patients and is working to find a formulation scientist who can make what she thinks will be the optimal combination: glycerin and phosphatidylglycerol in the same topical cream. The addition of phosphatidylglyerol itself, rather than just the glycerin that makes it, is essentially a backup since there is some evidence that in psoriasis the essential conversion of glycerin to phosphatidylglycerol is not optimal. Bollag's lab and others have shown reduced levels of aquaporin 3 in psoriasis, which likely means less phosphatidylgycerol, so making more glycerin available may help, albeit not as efficiently, raise the availability of this lipid essential to normal skin cell proliferation. Moving quickly into clinical trials should be comparatively easy since, as with glycerin, there already is experience with the use of phosphatidylglycerol in humans. For example, it's a component of some high-end cosmetics, Bollag says. She suspects that this sort of two-punch combination, could help keep early signs of psoriasis at bay and, with more advanced disease, use existing psoriasis treatments to get the skin condition under control then start applying glycerin to help keep it that way. Bollag and her colleagues reported in 2018 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology that in a mouse model of psoriasis, phosphtidylglycerol reduced inflammation and the characteristic raised skin lesions of psoriasis. While its exact cause is unclear, psoriasis is an immune-mediated condition and patients have higher levels of inflammation, as well as too many skin cells being produced then maturing abnormally. The heightened inflammation also puts them at increased risk for problems like heart disease. Biologics used to treat psoriasis work different ways to stem this overactive immune response but in addition to their high cost, can put the patient at risk for problems like serious infections and cancer. The only side effect she has seen in about 20 years of working with glycerin and the clinical and cosmetic use already out there, is it can leave the skin feeling slightly sticky. Our bodies can make glycerol from the carbohydrates, proteins and fats that we eat or already have in our body.
This week, we begin the search for the totems, and the first one up is the totem of courage. When Kara and Nxyly get to the totem at the same time, they end up breaking it in half and the only way to possess the full totem is to face their fears. Surprisingly, Nxyly manages to complete the gauntlet before Kara when she has the courage to be vulnerable. Seeing her father and brother in the gauntlet is only making us more excited for when she faces them for real. We talk the gauntlet, Lena's newfound magic, and the aftermath of last week's episode. Let us know what you think in the comments. Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode! Follow us on Twitter: @TheMTRNetwork @shittybonmots @TheDrIsIn2015 Our shirts are now on TeePublic: https://teepublic.com/stores/mtr-network Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!
Max and Dave bring you Tuesday's episode of your favorite daily FSU sports podcast. They breakdown the notable stats from the 33-30 win over Syracuse and highlight Jashaun Corbin being among the nation's leaders in a key category. They also talk about the revamped D-line and how our run defense has compared to preseason expectations. Finally, they talk about how expectations have changed 5 games in and what fans should expect for the rest of the season. Don't forget to check out the new Youtube channel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Max and Dave bring you Tuesday's episode of your favorite daily FSU sports podcast. They breakdown the notable stats from the 33-30 win over Syracuse and highlight Jashaun Corbin being among the nation's leaders in a key category. They also talk about the revamped D-line and how our run defense has compared to preseason expectations. Finally, they talk about how expectations have changed 5 games in and what fans should expect for the rest of the season. Don't forget to check out the new Youtube channel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Amy Hrehovcik joins us in having A Genuine Conversation About Diversity and Inclusion in Sales. Amy has quite the background in tech sales. Surprisingly there aren't a lot of women in this space and Amy shares some insight. There are situations in sales where women are treated differently than men. Its hard to imagine for some of us but the old school mistreatment of women with innuendo and crude remarks, is still far more prevalant than it should be. This discussion leads to the situations that minorities may be confronted with too. There aren't any easy answers. Having conversations and becoming more aware of others views and experiences can only help.Find Amy Hrehovcik https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyhrehovcik/Her podcast Revenue Real Hotline https://revenuereal-hotline.simplecast.com/
Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks about Dr. Fauci's pessimism about Christmas, Ayanna Pressley's take on the Texas abortion law, and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema being harassed by Democrat activists. Dave shares a clip of Dr. Fauci being asked if the Delta variant will prevent families from getting together over the Christmas holiday. Despite the rollout of the COVID vaccine, he is still wary of recommending that people see their families over the holidays. Next, Dave shares a clip of Ayanna Pressley giving a crazy take on the Texas abortion law and connecting it to white supremacy. Finally, Dave shares shocking footage of protesters chasing Senator Kyrsten Sinema into a bathroom and filming her while they lecture her in a bathroom stall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The clearest indicators of our financial solvency are based on the behaviors we exhibit with our investments. Dr. Daniel Crosby PhD is a psychologist, behavioral finance expert, asset manager and bestselling author of four books including “The Behavioral Investor”: https://amzn.to/3Bl4s3t. We examine with him the question of whether financial success ultimately brings us happiness? Surprisingly it can, but not in the ways that we think it does. Having studied the growing list of 200 odd behavioral biases and heuristics, Daniel has whittled them down to what he describes as the four “Big Daddy” biases: ego, emotion, attention and conservatism. We learn about why these matter so much and interestingly what Coke Zero can teach us about our biases! Daniel touches on his other bestselling book “You're Not That Great”: https://amzn.to/3ifiRFC which refreshingly embraces the fact that we are in fact all fairly average! That self esteem is built not by awarding prizes for participation, but by taking a risk, working hard and acknowledging that occasionally we will fall flat on our face along the way! In our Grooving Session with Kurt and Tim, following our interview with Daniel we talk about the ways that we can apply Daniel's insights to improve our wellbeing and our relationships. [Tim quotes the infamous “Man in the Arena '' quote from Theodore Roosevelt but apologies, we incorrectly credited the quote to Eisenhower, not Roosevelt in the episode.] If you would like to invest in the work that Behavioral Grooves does to bring you interviews like Daniels every week, please support our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/behavioralgrooves thank you. Topics (3:09) Welcome and speed round. (5:51) Why understanding people is vital to understanding markets. (8:20) Daniel's journey into behavioral finance. (11:02) What behavioral finance can help with beyond your bank balance. (15:17) Can money really boost our happiness? (20:05) The benefits of embracing our mediocrity. (24:30) How stress impacts performance. (26:58) Meta-biases: ego, promotion, attention, conservatism. (31:09) What Coke Zero can teach us about conservatism bias. (36:51) Ethics and behavioral finance. (41:09) What music does Daniel invest in? (48:44) Grooving Session on how to apply Daniel's work in our own lives. © 2021 Behavioral Grooves Books by Daniel Crosby The Laws of Wealth: Psychology and the secret to investing success: https://amzn.to/36NsbuJ The Behavioral Investor: https://amzn.to/3Bl4s3t You're Not That Great: https://amzn.to/3ifiRFC Personal Benchmark: Integrating Behavioral Finance and Investment Management https://amzn.to/3h5TjM1 Links Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Honeycomb: https://vanleeuwenicecream.com/ “Subjective Well-Being and Income: Is There Any Evidence Of Satiation?” Betsy Stevenson and Justin Wolfers (2013): https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/subjective-well-being-income.pdf “The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness” by Morgan Housel: https://amzn.to/3onc5C2 Daniel Crosby TEDx: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXUh3wNnFrw “Nudge: The Final Edition” by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein: https://amzn.to/2ZqQn5O Barry Ritholtz, Episode 47. How to Reduce Evolutionary Panic: https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/barry-ritholtz-reducing-panic/ The Rocket City Trash Pandas: https://www.milb.com/rocket-city “Sludge: What Stops Us from Getting Things Done and What to Do about It” by Cass Sunstein: https://amzn.to/3CNQJ4X At Uber, a New C.E.O Shifts Gears, The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/09/at-uber-a-new-ceo-shifts-gears Trevor Foulk episode (publishing at the end of Oct 2021) Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Episode 246. Are You More Honest with Google or Your Friends? https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/are-you-more-honest-with-google/ Vanessa Bohns, Episode 253. Why You Don‘t Need to be Powerful to be Influential: https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/influence-vanessa-bohns/ Ben Parr, Episode 237. Attention: How to Capture It and Keep It with Ben Parr: https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/attention-with-ben-parr/ Musical Links Phoebe Bridgers “Kyoto”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw0zYd0eIlk Elliot Smith “Angeles”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMSU4QDbdew&ab_channel=lucilwinchester Radiohead “Creep”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFkzRNyygfk&ab_channel=Radiohead Arcade Fire “The Suburbs”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Euj9f3gdyM&ab_channel=ArcadeFireVEVO Father John Misty “Real Love Baby”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOspC5B69L4&ab_channel=SubPop Vampire Weekend “This Life”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwkrrU2WYKg&ab_channel=VampireWeekendVEVO Run The Jewels “Legend Has It”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWaljXUiCaE&ab_channel=RunTheJewels
For millennia mankind has questioned the nature of angels, including their existence, appearance, knowledge, ability, and purpose. Surprisingly, the Bible provides a great deal of knowledge about the angelic realm. In this two-part series we will take an in-depth look at angels and answer age-old questions and much more.
Thanks for listening to another episode of the Women's Maximum Fitness Podcast! In this episode #75 I talk about plans with the podcast for the future, how your feedback can help, when opinions matter, and my ultimate goal with this podcast which is helping ALL WOMEN and reaching as many women as possible in their prospective stages of life. I talk about the negativity of speaking openly and what I can control with interviews and my speech on this platform and what I can't. Surprisingly my intentions with this podcast are good lol and I know it will not all be well received and that's truly ok. I'm honestly just being myself and practicing freedom of speech in the kindest and realest, yet still kindest way I can. My email is listed below if you have praise, criticism, concern or other feedback. It is all welcome! This episode is the beginning of me doing more solo episodes. Moving forward they will be more topic specific and around 30-45 minutes and I'll likely be posting 3-4 episodes (of variety) weekly. You participation is welcome so if you have topic ideas or questions PLEASE email me: firstname.lastname@example.org Sign up for my weekly newsletter premiering late fall 2021: http://eepurl.com/b6uPd5Check out my Amazon link to shop what I shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/buffcake22Email Debra: email@example.com Find all these links and more at Debra's linktree: https://linktr.ee/Buffcake22Subscribe to the Women's Maximum Fitness podcast as new episodes drop every Monday and throughout the week. Your reviews are appreciated and truly matter! Thank you in advance for your efforts towards the growth of the Womensmaximumfitness podcast. Also find many of these episodes in video form on my YouTube: Buffcake22! In this episode I also Update you on my health/heart/thyroid issues. Check out my Instagram @buffcake22 @womensmaximumfitness
For millennia mankind has questioned the nature of angels, including their existence, appearance, knowledge, ability, and purpose. Surprisingly, the Bible provides a great deal of knowledge about the angelic realm. In this two-part series we will take an in-depth look at angels and answer age-old questions and much more.
Surprisingly, this is the first episode dedicated to the topic of self-care. Shelly and Cam discuss self-care in the context of the coaching process. They discuss why they start with self-care in every coaching engagement. Clients often come to coaching looking for a quick win but they're often seeking that win from an urgent state of mind or in an ARC perspective. Shelly and Cam go on to discuss certain obstacles to self-care including “shoulds”, getting hung up in the “how”, diminishing or downplaying the value of a self-care practice and attaching extra meaning to the activity. Shelly shares an example of a client who put too much pressure on her own self-care practice but through her own reflective practice recognized the pressure and shifted the way she approached the self-care activity. Episode links + resources: Join the Community | Become a Patron Our Process: Understand, Own, Translate. About Cam and Shelly For more of the Translating ADHD podcast: Episode Transcripts: visit TranslatingADHD.com and click on the episode Follow us on Twitter: @TranslatingADHD Visit the Website: TranslatingADHD.com
Jet lag can cause a trip to get off to a tough start. This episode begins with some simple and effective ways to minimize the effects of jet lag so your trip can get good, right from the start. https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/jet-lag-remedies Despite all the advances in health and medicine, one thing that has gotten substantially worse is the overweight and obesity problem. Why is it that in the 21st century, so many people make food choices that cause them to be gain weight and be unhealthy? Jack Bobo has explored this for his book Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices (https://amzn.to/2ZhLYlz) and joins me with some fascinating data. Jack was recognized by Scientific American in 2015 as one of the 100 most influential people in biotechnology. He is a global thought leader who has delivered more than 500 speeches in 50 countries and has advised four U. S. Secretaries of State on food and agriculture. We like to think of ourselves as independent beings but actually, we are all connected in ways you can't even imagine. That's according to Tom Oliver, professor of ecology at the University of Reading and author of the book The Self Delusion: The Surprising Science of Our Connection to Each Other and the Natural World (https://amzn.to/2XF9xEa). Tom believes we are not as autonomous as we think we are, and we are constantly changing because of the people and world around us although much of it happens below the radar. For generations kids have had piggy banks to keep their money. But have you ever wondered why they are called piggy banks? What do pigs have to do with it? Surprisingly little as you will hear me explain. https://www.paragonbank.co.uk/blog/origins-of-the-piggy-bank PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really enjoy The Jordan Harbinger Show and we think you will as well! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Go to https://Backcountry.com/SYSK to get 15% OFF your first full-priced purchase. Get a $75 CREDIT at https://Indeed.com/Something Get $15 off your first box of premium seafood when you visit https://WildAlaskanCompany.com/Something Design like a pro with Canva Pro! Get a FREE 45 day extended trial at https://canva.me/something Your fitness is essential! Join Planet Fitness now at https://planetfitness.com Firstleaf – the wine club designed with you in mind! Join today and you'll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to https://tryfirstleaf.com/SOMETHING Omaha Steaks is the best! Get awesome pricing at https://OmahaSteaks.com/BMT Visit https://www.remymartin.com/en-us/ to learn more about their exceptional spirits! https://www.geico.com Bundle your policies and save! It's Geico easy! Never try to beat a train across the tracks. Stop. Trains can't. Paid for by NHTSA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In some years, tawny-colored thrushes called Veeries cut their breeding season short. Researchers discovered that Veeries tend to stop breeding early in the same years that the Atlantic hurricane season is particularly severe. Surprisingly, Veeries are sometimes better at predicting hurricane conditions than computer models! Despite their forecasting prowess, though, Veeries are vulnerable to climate change. Learn more at BirdNote.org.
Ben Lee joins us to chat giraffe costumes, the chance of a life time at Movie World and pitches us a series of rom com ideas. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
You've hit a plateau. Whether your business is new, established, or even getting close to the endgame, anyone can get stuck. Surprisingly, it's often because of this one thing. When you've looked into everything — sales, marketing, advertising — and you just can't figure out what's got your wheels spinning, there's a very good chance […] The post MBA1881 The #1 Reason Why Your Business Is Not Growing appeared first on The $100 MBA.
In this episode of Lochhead on Marketing, let's talk about how to spot a legendary startup / new category idea. It turns out there are a few secret hiding places where these ideas hide, but they're in plain sight. One of these ideas was shared by Avram Miller in a recent episode of Follow Your Different (FYD 234) when we were discussing his new book, titled The Flight of a Wild Duck. It is a simple, powerful, yet under-used idea for discovering massive ideas for new companies, products or categories, so we are going to talk about it in detail here. As a bonus, I'll share one of my own as well! So stay tuned to this episode, and enjoy. Avram Miller on Being a Legendary Startup When we talked to Avram Miller in Follow Your Different, we got into the discussions of why a lot of startups seemed to fail. These startups had, on paper, great ideas for products, services, and categories that should have dominated the market. Yet looking back, most of them did not achieve that potential. So what was the culprit? It was time. Specifically, they were too early or ahead of their time. Whether it was due to being technologically early or there's no demand for that particular idea yet, it was just too early. One of the examples was WebVan.com. It was a startup designed to deliver groceries to your home, and it was launched in the late 1990s. If you think about it nowadays, it makes sense that it would be a successful business. Yet WebVan.com shut its business down in 2001, while the same model today made Amazon a household brand. So if you have a legendary startup idea, one of the things you need to consider is this: is it too early, or just the right time to launch it to the world? Never Stop Innovating Idea no. 2 comes from me, and what I have observed upon past and existing category leaders in their respective markets. As I have discussed here in Lochhead on Marketing, and also at our Category Pirates newsletter, sometimes these Category Kings settle with fighting for a share of the market, rather than innovating and creating new markets for their own. One of the most known examples of this was Kodak and the physical media category, which tried to adapt too little, and too late. Surprisingly, Avram Miller shares in our conversation that Intel's CEO Andy Grove was also resistant to innovating things early on in Intel's history, which almost led them to miss out in getting into the chipset business for personal computers. As for a great example in the opposite direction, Victoria's Secret got left in the dust by Rihanna's line of lingerie called Savage. This was because it moved away from the POV of "be like these supermodels", to more inclusive and being comfortable with their own body. This radically different POV redesigned the category. As most native digitals see exclusivity as elitist and not welcoming, it was also embraced by the market almost overnight. So at the end of it all, would you rather be fighting to stay on top of your current market, or be the King of the Hill in a category that you have created or innovated? To hear more ideas on how to become a legendary startup or innovate your current business, download and listen to this episode. Bio Christopher Lochhead is a #1 Apple podcaster and #1 Amazon bestselling co-author of books: Niche Down and Play Bigger. He has been an advisor to over 50 venture-backed startups; a former three-time Silicon Valley public company CMO and an entrepreneur. Furthermore, he has been called “one of the best minds in marketing” by The Marketing Journal, a “Human Exclamation Point” by Fast Company, a “quasar” by NBA legend Bill Walton and “off-putting to some” by The Economist. In addition, he served as a chief marketing officer of software juggernaut Mercury Interactive. Hewlett-Packard acquired the company in 2006, for $4.5 billion. He also co-founded the marketing consulting firm LOCHHEAD; the founding CMO of Internet consulting firm Scient,
The Houston Texans were surprisingly good, but now they have an unproven quarterback. The Philadelphia 76ers would love to have Ben Simmons at training camp and on the court for the season, but that is not going to happen. Simmons will not wear an NBA jersey until it's a team other than Philly. The Denver Broncos suffered a blow to their defense as Bradley Chubb will have to have surgery on his ankle likely landing him on the IR and out for several weeks. The Cleveland Browns will also be using the IR this week after Jarvis Landry sprained his MCL. Some big questions need to be answered for the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings heading into week 3. Plus, a few names to look out for on the waiver wire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Red Sox Review- With tonight's 6-3 win over the New York Mets the Red Sox are now 87-65 with 10 games left in the season. The Sox sit 1 1/2 games ahead of the Blue Jays, and 2 games ahead of the Yankees. With every game seemingly feeling like a playoff game is this team starting to remind you of what we saw earlier in the season? Eduardo disappoints again in his start. Looking at E-Rod's numbers and why he is costing himself a big payday. With Garett Whitlock heading to IL with a pec injury... what does the Sox bullpen look like now? Speaking of that bullpen... two guys that have been a pleasant surprise for the Red Sox out of the pen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
There's always a few players who explode into life each season to make big waves for clubs that we didn't see coming. Whether it's comebacks or breakthroughs, across Europe and beyond, previously fringe options suddenly become crucial elements for a new manager or find themselves in the plans of an old one. We look at five of the most surprising options to have emerged this season so far. There's also, of course, Things We Love, which this week starts with a love letter to Ronald Araujo, and then descends into the Koeman in or out discourse. If you want a full breakdown of our thoughts on the next Barcelona manager, we've done a YouTube special here! We chat too about Danny Drinkwater's renaissance at Reading, and Napoli's perfect start to the Serie A season which included a training ground special on Monday night. Melon of the Week goes to a certain goalkeeper from the Europa League, although there's a nice fan-based counterpoint to that one; and Sam picks his favourite Pringles flavours in the Gibberish. It's Ranks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Woohoo! Emotional Support is back! Just like that it's Season 3! This week Beauty and The Brain's David Haggerty and I dive deep into the definition of resilience. What does Resilience mean to you? Surprisingly, it was one of the most challenging questions I've had to answer. Come escape the norm and experience some EmotionAL Support! Please SUBSCRIBE, REVIEW AND SHARE! Go to http://www.emotionalsupportpod.com for all resources. @emotionalsupportpod @alessandratorresani @dlhagger
The Dodgers take 2 of 3 in Cincinnati while learning that Cody Bellinger has a rib injury. Surprisingly, that isn't enough to put him on the bench or injured list. We discuss if the "let Cody play per his pain tolerance" idea is a smart play. Plus, a deep dive into the centerfield numbers of a returning AJ Pollock tells us that he's more than ready to be the starter in October. Next, Clayton Kershaw proves he's the best number 4 starting pitcher in baseball and Mookie Betts proves the Dodgers did right by paying him for 12+ seasons. Dave Roberts finally changes up the lineup moving a struggling Max Muncy out of the two hole and putting Corey Seager back where he belongs. In the most important news of the day and week, LA remains in the hunt for NL West crown number 9 in a row. However, the division leading Giants head down south to play the Mad Diego Padres in a series that could cost the Friar manager his job if SF sweeps. In case you missed it, Padre star infielders Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis got into a shouting match over the weekend begging the question, has SD manager Jayce Tingler lost this clubhouse? The sputtering Padres also make us appreciate Dave Roberts in LA that much more. Finally, we preview the Dodgers' series in Colorado where the game plan and message is simple... focus on what you can control. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
EPISODE 3 - SILENT MOVIESIn this episode of Women Vs Hollywood, Helen O'Hara is joined by Radha Vatsal, Shelley Stamp and Pamela Hutchinson, to discuss the very beginning of the film industry, and the women who found success in the Silent Era. Surprisingly, women often had better opportunities to make it in the movie business in the early 1900s than they would in later decades. You can find our host, Helen O'Hara (she/her), on Twitter @HelenLOHara.You can also find Helen on The Empire Film Podcast.Comments? Questions? Talk about the show on your social media platform of choice using #WomenVsHollywood.Our Guests This Week Were:Radha Vatsal (she/her): @RadhaVatsal on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://www.radhavatsal.com/ Shelley Stamp (she/her): @StampShelley on Twitter Find out more about her work at https://people.ucsc.edu/~stamp/research/Shelley_Stamp/Home.html Pamela Hutchinson (she/her): @PamHutch on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://pamhutch.wordpress.com/ This week's recommended films were:The Women Film Pioneers Project, recommended by Radha Vatsal https://wfpp.columbia.edu/ (Helen Holmes and Tsuru Aoki, recommended by Helen O'Hara)Suspense (1913), directed by Lois Weber, recommended by Pamela Hutchinson https://youtu.be/gCOk5jVaJNo You can purchase Women vs Hollywood in the UK, here: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/ You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the UK, here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/ You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the US, here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/ You can pre-order Women vs Hollywood in the US, here: http://bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/ Host: Helen O'Hara (she/her)Producer: Maddy Searle (she/her)Executive Producers: Kobi Omenaka (he/him) and Ella Watts (she/her)Artwork: Steve Leard (he/him) Music: Jazz Apricot – Joey Pecoraro; The Cascades – E's Jammy Jams; Peacefully – E's Jammy Jams; Book Bag – E's Jammy Jams; Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod - Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3457-breaktime - License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license; Jazz Piano Bar – Doug Maxwell/Media Right ProductionsSFX: stefan021 via freesound.org Find out more about Stripped Media and our other shows on our website, here: https://stripped.media/our-podcasts/ If you enjoyed this episode, please consider giving us a five star review on iTunes or your Podcatcher of choice, and telling your friends and family about the show. Word of mouth is still the best way to market any podcast, and every little helps! From the whole team at Women vs Hollywood: thank you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In today's quick IQ episode, I cover both a quick insight and also a listener question. And while both of these insights may appear subtle, they also offer profound, life-changing results...if you embrace the change. So, often I see people get stuck for years in these very places which is, in short, applying incorrect spiritual meanings to patterns. When a person does this, instead of helping to resolve the issue, it can fuel the pattern. Instead, you will really want to focus on embracing change. Powerful insights from this episode include: Yes, there is a gift in transformation, *but* some people look for that gift too early! Surprisingly, this can keep them stuck instead of propelling them forward on their healing journey. Manifesting positive And more! Additional links and resources: Website: https://brandygillmore.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brandy.gillmore/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/brandygillmore/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandyGillmore Training: https://brandygillmore.com/healing TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dEbqRYqY_0
Episode 064 of That Was Disappointing is Live. We put the “boobs” in boob tube. Today's Theme: TV. Otherwise known as ye olde idiot box. I mean, we turned out fine, right? *sobs* Our first topic is the popular show you felt was just the absolute shits. Reality TV, come on down! Speaking of which, we're kind of surprised Art's choice wasn't Maury, given the amount of paternity suits he had against him now. Zing! Our second topic is reminiscent of our show… it's garbage. As in, what is your go to trash TV? Sean couldn't live without the Travel Channel, given his penchant for paranormal programming. Guess that explains his affinity for being ghosted. Hiyo! Our third topic is the decade of TV you feel was the best. Surprisingly, every panelist had a different decade. Lex's was the 1840's, but we still gave him an E for effort. Meanwhile, Producer Kenny chose the 1980's due to his affinity for Mrs. Garrett. “Girls, girls, girls!” Our final topic is the show that started great, only to end disastrously. So many choices, so little time. I mean, the industry is just one giant cesspool. Hell, the only show Ben likes is Let's Make a Deal, and that's because he was able to con a free trip to Aruba out of Wayne Brady.
Luxury isn't something you typically associate with blockchains and NFTs. Lukso is working to change that perception. In this episode, Eathan Janney, Jeff Kelley & Josh Kriger interview Marjorie Hernandez, cofounder of the digital lifestyle blockchain platform. Marjorie talks about how Lukso was conceptualized and how the concept of luxury brands will change with the advent of blockchains and NFTs. Tune in as we learn more about the digital lifestyle today.
Hey, good looking. Whatcha got cooking? Well if you smell what The Grave Plot Podcast is cooking, it's a brand new, hot and ready episode! Step into the kitchen and get a big whiff of Real World Horror, where we tell you about the "super death" roller coaster that yes, people voluntarily went on. Surprisingly, it didn't end well! We then serve up a steaming plate of Horror Business, complete with stories about Guillermo Del Toro's new Netflix series, a new "existential slasher" take on a classic monster movie, and a Marvel werewolf special for Disney. Don't forget your side helping of news on the Salem's Lot remake, plus a little dash of a new horror comic coming from comedian Brian Posehn and a member of Fall Out Boy. Yes, you read that correctly. For dessert, we've got a double scoop of movie reviews. One flavor is the new Shudder AirBNB thriller Superhost, followed up by a tasty helping of The Old Ways, topped with demonic possession and a sprinkle of exorcism. So come and serve yourself a fresh, homemade new episode of The Grave Plot Podcast. Yum!
Nancy is joined with Yanzi Ding to discuss her career as an actress and her short film, Sans Everything.* About the bilingual writer/actor Yanzi DingNew York Taiwanese bilingual actress Yanzi Ding is also a writer, translator, and dubbing artist. As an actor, she leads two Off-Broadway Play and two feature films. However, her mission in the United States is to create work and collaboration opportunities for diverse groups. Therefore, she creates many original works including the stage play which has been world premiered in New York east Broadway theater and has been invited to Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA). Her film scripts have also won Best Screenplay in reputable film festivals around the world.As a speaker in Asia, she shares and discusses with alien artists how to create a career in the United States with your own craft and creativity.For more information, please visit the website: yanziding.com*About the Short Film ⟪Sans Everything⟫ ⟪Sans Everything⟫is inspired by Shakespeare's famous prologue “All the Worlds' a Stage”, which discloses the meaning of this transient and illusive life. The story unfolds an Asian dancer who strives to live in New York and confronts a series of life crises in 2020 including COIVD-19. Surprisingly, she conquers all the ordeals enlightened by Shakespeare's word “Sans Everything”. Based on a true story.The project is also honored to be sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) artist program, which makes your kind donation tax-deductible, Please check the pitch video and the gift we prepare for you on NYFA.org. The script has won 11 Best Screenplay in reputable film festivals around the world and is now the Finalist in Oscar Qualifying festival --Rhode Island International Film Festival. *NYFA choose the project that is worthy to present to the world, and here we are:https://www.nyfa.org/fiscal-sponsorship/project-directory/view-project/?id=YD1731*Other information:*Official Website: https://yanziding2222.wixsite.com/sanseverything*IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14728590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1*IG: @sans.everything_shortfilmNancy: Website, Instagram, Twitter Welcome to Progressive Opinions of Color (POC), a podcast that creates space for people of color in conversations about economics, politics, and culture. Your host is Nancy Wu. Nancy is an Asian American woman, an economist, and a huge politics and policy nerd. Nancy triple majored in Economics, Government (Political Science) and Gender Studies at Dartmouth and has a Master's in Development Economics from Oxford. She works as an Economist full time and has previously worked in economic policy at the White House (under Obama, of course) and progressive think tanks. The goal of this podcast is to engage the state of the economy, and other pressing topics in politics, economics, and culture, all through perspectives inclusive of the lived experiences of people of color. Whether you're new to politics or already a huge politics nerd, we hope this podcast inspires community and conversation among us. Join us in reimagining politics and economics with underrepresented voices.
Tune in now and don't forget to sign up for www.solciety.co!Speaker 1 (00:03):Welcome to the Solarpreneur podcast, where we teach you to take your solar business to the next level. My name is Taylor Armstrong and I went from $50 in my bank account and struggling for groceries to closing 150 deals in a year and cracking the code on why sales reps fail. I teach you to avoid the mistakes I made and bringing the top solar dogs, the industry to let you in on the secrets of generating more leads, falling up like a pro and closing more deals. What is a Solarpreneur you might ask a Solarpreneur is a new breed of solar pro that is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve mastery and you are about to become one.Speaker 2 (00:43):Speaker 2: (00:43)Why are you thinking like a real estate agent is a must in the solar industry, and what are the things that they're doing that you're probably not in your solar business? All that and much more in today's episode of the Solarpreneur podcast, let's jump into it. My name's Taylor Armstrong. I'm here to help you generate more referrals, get more leads, close, more deals, and hopefully have a much better time in the solar industry. Hope you're doing well. We're entering fall and I'm loving it. It's cooler. What a perfect time to knock doors, right? Cooler outside. People are not sweating their, their pants off. It's uh, just a great time. The only downside is it does start getting darker a little bit earlier here in, uh, California. It's dark by like seven o'clock, which is kind of a bummer. And then once daylight savings, time hits start at like six.Speaker 2 (01:39):So we've done some episodes on that about why you should be knocking in the dark. Really. It's not that big of a deal, right. But great time to be knocking. And so before we jump into the topic today, wanted to just, um, thank those of you that have connected with me on a social media. I put out a post about an unfortunate experience I had on a Instagram. So thank you to all those who responded and helped me with some feedback on it. You can go, uh, follow me on Instagram, if you didn't see that, but had a unfortunate kind of referral experience that I got some great feedback on. So go check that out. Would love to hear your feedback on it. I did post on my story. So maybe by the time you're listening to this probably won't be up anymore. But, um, just the long story short, I got a referral from someone and they sent me just the address of it.Speaker 2 (02:35):And I did end up closing the deal, which was awesome. So I told him, I said, Hey, got the deal. Um, locked down. I'm going to shoot you a little referral bonus. And this person, they requested that I pay him half the commission on the deal. And I'm like, well, you only gave me the address. It wasn't like a, you know, set appointment or anything. He just sent me the address and told me to go check up on him. He had closed them earlier, I guess in the year, then an up canceling. So he said, Hey, if you're around here, see if you see if you can make something happen. And I did. And he expected half the commission. So I asked for some feedback on that. So I kind of a long story, but anyways, the overruling whelming response was that probably doesn't need half the commission, but I will shoot them a referral bonus anyways, great place to connect with people.Speaker 2 (03:27):And then the other thing I wanted to ask, if you know anyone that is crushing it, anyone that is doing something unique in the solar industry, shoot me a message. Let me know about them. Um, I got a phone call from someone yesterday who someone in his office closed a 60. I think it was 64 deals last month connected me. We're going to do a podcast. So guys like that, I mean, the world needs to know about these people. 64 deals in a month. Come on, man. What are you doing? Super impressive. So if you know people like that, that hidden gem, that undiscovered talent, let me know, let's get them on the show. Let's hear what they're doing to have so much success. So without further ado, let's jump into the topic today. And that topic is why you should be treating your solar business more like a real estate agent.Speaker 2 (04:20):Okay. And quick backstory. The reason we're talking about this is per usual because of some experiences I had last week. Um, if you haven't noticed, I base a lot of this podcast off what's happening to me in real time off. What I see is working for our team and I'm sharing it here with my Solarpreneur peeps. Cause that's where, what we're about is helping each other grow. So the reason we're talking about this is because, um, if you've been listening, you've been hearing some ways I've been getting referrals, some ways that I've been trying to create the perfect customer experience. Hey, we learned about this. I went to an NOC star retreat there in key west, which I've been talking about. And two in McCarthy, he talked a lot about that. What's the perfect customer experience that you can create the PCX. He called it.Speaker 2 (05:10):And if we do that, we're going to be getting more referrals in talking about real estate agents. They work mostly through referrals, right? At least the good ones that I know they're getting a lot of referrals. They're not necessarily knocking. I know some that knock doors, but most real estate agents they're working referral based, right? They're getting leads by different ways than just going out and knocking on doors. So how can we be more like that in the solar industry? I don't know about you, but sometimes knocking doors all day. It's not the first thing I want to do. Right? And I know if anyone is doing this year round, there's probably times where you enjoy getting more referrals than out there knocking all day. Okay? If you and no offense to those that are knocking all day that's I know people are killing it that way, but in my opinion, you should be a mixed bag of tricks, right?Speaker 2 (06:03):You should be getting your referrals. You should be thrown in some online leads. You should be knocking on doors. You should be networking, connecting with other people in getting leads in all avenues possible because that's how you're going to thrive. Okay? It's like people that only did online ads. Um, one of my mentors, Russell Brunson, he talks about how he built his business. He's the click funnels guy, super successful. Um, if you haven't heard of him, but he talks about some of his early businesses. He built them only off of Google ads. And what happened was Google ads. They changed their algorithms to only benefit basically the big juggernauts that were running ads. So anyone that had a huge ad ad budget ad spend that was spending, um, hundreds of thousands a month, basically those ones, um, all the results went to them after that.Speaker 2 (06:59):And so Russell Brunson, he was, you know, a small guy at the time, a small fish in the pond and his ads dried up basically overnight. So he had to adjust. He had to open his business to different avenues, different ways, because it's like anything. If they shut down, if it's COVID and they outlaw door knocking, what are you going to do? Right. That's what happened here in California. COVID hit for basically, I don't know, two, three months, you couldn't really go out and door knock. I knew a few people that did, but I don't think they had super great results during this time. So it's like, what are you going to do? You need to be able to adapt and adjust and pivot so you can still have success. Even when these things happen, even when these surprises come up. Okay. So that's why you should think more like a real estate agent and get leads through different avenues.Speaker 2 (07:53):And so something that I have been doing, give you an example. I learned this trick from, um, my boy, Mikey, Lucas, family go listen to his podcast. He was on about a month ago, but we were talking at this event, the knock starving in key west Florida. And here's a little, a little referral hack. Write this down or remember this. Okay. You get customer's birthdays. Okay. And you remember them, you send them stuff on their birthdays. Who's doing that in the solar industry. Pretty cool, huh? Okay. And um, let me expound on that. So Mikey, the way he gets people's birthdays is what do we have to all do? When we get someone signed up for solar, unless you're doing a cash deal, I guess you gotta run their credit. Right. And what do you need to run their credit? You need their date of birth.Speaker 2 (08:50):So what Mikey does, and I stole this from him. He gets a picture every time as he's running their credit, he takes a picture of their birthday. Maybe leave the social security number out of there. Right? I don't know if you'll necessarily need that. Okay. Unless you're planning on stealing people's identities, but snap, a picture of their date of birth, and then boom, you have their birthday and what can you start doing? You can start sending them gifts every time they're having a birthday. And Mikey talked about this, he works a lot referral base. He has some huge referral chains going on. Um, he was talking about how he got, I think it was like 15 referrals from one lady. And that's how you build referral chains is you start doing those little things. And that's why I'm talking about thinking like a real estate agent, because what does real estate agents do?Speaker 2 (09:40):They send people stuff on their birthdays. Maybe not all of them, but I know a lot of the good real estate guys. They're sending gifts on people's birthdays. They're sending their postcards, they're getting referrals, they're getting repeat customers. And this is how they do it. They do it by staying in the loop with their customers and connecting with them, gain to take that even a bit further. If you haven't already go listen to, I did an episode on, uh, using a service called send out cards. Okay. Um, I think it was, I don't know, four or five episodes ago. Go check that out. Um, it was, I think it was the why you should take pictures with your customers. Yeah, that should be it. Go look for that one. But I talk about send note cards as a service I use. What's really, really cool about this.Speaker 2 (10:32):I don't think I mentioned it in the episode if I did sorry for repeating myself, but you can put in the customer's birthday as you're sending them gifts and then you can schedule, send out cards. Um, it's sendoutcards.com go create an account. We'll put, uh, if you want to support the show, we'll put our, uh, affiliate link in there too. If you enjoy the content, but you can put in the customer's birthday and then you can have emails sent to you, reminding you that, Hey, it's a John Smith's birthday coming up and then you can send out a gifts for their birthday. There you go. Little hack right there. I'm starting to do that with every single customer. If you want to create that connection, if you want to create that long-term relationship, this is how you do it. You do it by staying in touch.Speaker 2 (11:20):And for a lot of us door to door, guys, this is tough. This took me forever to learn. I came from door to door, pest control. How many door to door pest guys keep in touch with their customers. Not too many, especially yet some of these guys. So on a thousand accounts, a lot of people to keep in touch with, but this is how you create that lasting value. And this is why solar is different. Let's be honest. We're making real estate commissions, a lot of us by selling these systems. So why are we not treating solar more like real estate, more like a business, more like something that we build real lasting relationships with people, and don't just sell and get out of there super important. You do that. And that's how you're going to last in the industry is by doing little things like that.Speaker 2 (12:04):Okay. So I'll try that out and let me know if you guys think of any other ideas on how to really just create a lasting relationship with your customers and treat it more like a real estate sell. I did a little Google Google search before I did this episode and obviously real estate. They get a lot of referrals. So I searched how to real estate agents get their referrals. A lot of stuff in here that can apply to solar as well. So I'm just going to jump through them real quick. This'll probably give you some ideas as well, but the first one it says offer exceptional service again. How can you create that perfect customer experience for me, it's sending out gifts to my customers. Okay. Every single time we send them, send out cards, you send them a picture that you took with them.Speaker 2 (12:51):You send them a personalized letter, which is super quick to do with send out cards and you send them some brownies. Okay? Boom, perfect customer experience. Obviously there's more to it than that. Hopefully your team has something on the back end where you're communicating with your customer every week, sending them updates. Okay. So that's something that if you don't have set up, if you're a company owner, let us know, we can definitely help you create that and craft that more. So, uh, anyways, what can you do though, to offer exceptional service, start thinking of that, thinking of all the things that you can do, that's going to differentiate, differentiate yourself from your competitors to create that exceptional service. Number two was be a specialist. If you think are real estate, they've got signs out here, but I'm driving to different areas in it. It'll say, uh, it'll say like condo real estate specialist, um, I'll see signs based on different areas of the town.Speaker 2 (13:53):Um, like alcohol is an area out here, alcohol and real estate specialist. So that's being specific. So how can you do that in solar? Maybe it's new move in real solar specialists, maybe it's, uh, I don't know, townhome solar specialist. Maybe it's mentioned solar specialist. Maybe it's maybe you can do it based on the area. So think how can you be a specialist? How can you specialize in a specific home and the specific type of person, maybe you're Latino, maybe you're Hispanic, maybe you're that, uh, Latino solar specialist. Right? And you're focusing on all the Mexican homes, the Mexican areas in your city and a lots of people doing that. So figure out a way to be a specialist. Okay. And that's one way to really get increase your lead flow. Number three, work with local business owners, but how can you network with other people and get them to provide you referrals, to work with local business owners?Speaker 2 (14:59):So you can go to networking events like BNI. Um, there's there are events that happen should be in every pretty much every local area where you can go and network with people. And I have not done this personally. So I know people that have had a ton of success. Um, guy named, uh, Jonathan Brunetto. He's on, he's one of that power's top guys. I know he has some good content on this, but people are having success going to meetings like that. Networking number four was providing useful content to your clients. Okay. And what contents do you have right now? Hopefully you have some content out there on your website on, um, if you're using rep card, great place to put some useful content that you'd send to customers. And we are actually helping companies do this. So if you are a company owner or want to pass this on your company, we are actually helping people now get some useful content.Speaker 2 (15:53):If you don't already have that established. So hit us up. If you need help with that number five was re rewarding referrals, which obviously is a no brainer, but hopefully everyone's doing that. Make sure you ever reward your people. And, and guys don't be that person that gets a referral and doesn't pay out. I know so many people in the industry that have not paid out their refers. So make sure if you promised or referral, uh, you know, pay out and make sure you pay them out and make sure you pay him out right away, because it's a quick way to never get a referral. Again, if you do not actually pay out your, uh, customers. And it's funny, I actually had a client who had a referral. He is going to give me, but then he, uh, he said, Hey, I'll give you this referral, but I want something in writing the name, gonna get paid out on it.Speaker 2 (16:42):Uh, Mike I'm like, dude, I set you up with solar help for sure. Pay you out. Is that give me something in writing. So I literally had to write them up, you know, like a document saying that he would get paid out for his referral. So hopefully your trust, your customers have more trust than that, but it's pretty sad. Don't be the person that causes distrust by not paying out your referral refers that, give you a referrals, tongue twister right there. Hey. And then last couple six build relationship with industry leaders. Okay. Um, so who are industry leaders in solar that you can build connections with?Speaker 2 (17:26):Um, and then seven have a strong social media presence. Okay. A lot of people are crushing it in the social media game. If we've talked about some ways to get it through this, I'm not going super in depth, but just hopefully giving you some ideas here. Number eight, email implement, email marketing, automate Asian. Um, this goes back to having your marketing in place. Hopefully you have content sequences, um, texts and email sequences that can go out to people. Again, hit us up. If you need help with this number nine request testimonials, Hey, you all should be doing this. If you're following me on social media, I try to get testimonials with the majority of my solar deals. Great way to get more referrals by showing people this and having them do this. And you really anchoring yourselves. Number 10, distribute, branded material, number 11, be easy to find and contact.Speaker 2 (18:20):Okay. So this goes back to a lot of people aren't doing this. Surprisingly, make sure you're putting your number in customers' phones. Right? Make sure they're saving it and make sure you put like something about solar in there, because most of these people are forgetting your name. The second you walk out of their door, right? So if you don't put like Taylor solar or something, easy to find, you're not going to hear from these people. They're not going to come back to you. Number 12, host a party, number 13, work with a referral agent. Okay. So hopefully this gives you a few ideas of how you can start thinking more like a real estate agent. Love to hear your thoughts. Let me know what you think and go connect with the real estate agent. There's another way. Okay. Get your leads from there. If you can connect with some real estate agents. So I'm just trying to get you to think outside the box. It's not just about having only one way to generate leads, think outside the box and get multiple ways of generating your leads. So I hope that was helpful. Let me know if you have any other ideas on how you can generate leads and referrals and think more like a real estate agent and send this to someone that you think could use help with that as well. And we'll see you on the next episode. Peace.Speaker 3 (19:35):Hey, Solarpreneurs quick question. What if you could surround yourself with the industry's top performing sales pros, marketers, and CEOs, and learn from their experience and wisdom in less than 20 minutes a day. For the last three years, I've been placed in the fortunate position to interview dozens of elite level solar professionals and learn exactly what they do behind closed doors to build their solar careers to an all-star level. That's why I want to make a truly special announcement about the new learning community, exclusively for solar professionals to learn, compete, and win with top performers in the industry. And it's called the Solciety, this learning community with designed from the ground up to level the playing field to give solar pros access to proven members who want to give back to this community and help you or your team to be held accountable by the industry. Brightest minds four, are you ready for it? Less than $3 and 45 cents a day currently Solciety is open, launched, and ready to be enrolled. So go to Solciety.co To learn more and join the learning experience. Now this is exclusively for Solarpreneur listeners. So be sure to go to solciety.co And join. We'll see you on the inside.
The Nats were shutout 3-0 by Miami and their right hander Sandy Alcantara. Mark & Al discuss Alcantara's no hit bid which lasted until the 7th and his perfect game attempt which lasted until a 6th inning error. Surprisingly enough, the Nationals have never been no hit in their history. One positive from Monday was that Keibert Ruiz was back in the linuep, just two days after being hit in the helmet.(14:45) Ryan Zimmerman had a 9th inning pinch hit which spurs a conversation about Zim's future. Do we know if he will be back in 2022? How crucial a role will the potential for the NL adopting the DH play in the situation?(19:18) Paolo Espino pitched very well in defeat as he only allowed one run in six frames. He arguably has been the team's most reliable starter in the past few months. How different would this season be for him if he didnt pitch well in April?(34:01) Responding to a listener submitted email wondering if there is a chance Max Scherzer won't wear the Curly W on his eventual Hall of Fame plaque. Would a World Series title in LA change the future?
Surprisingly, you won't find God's name anywhere in the book of Esther. In fact, He seems noticeably absent. But look a little closer, and you'll see His providential hand at work behind the scenes. That's our focus on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg. Listen...