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The Suspendables
#128 Hey! There's No Biting in Hockey!

The Suspendables

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 41:33


This week we discuss the wages of NHL sins, including Brendan Lemieux's suspension for biting Brady Tkachuk and Brad Marchand's 3 gamer for slew footing Oliver Ekman-Larsson. Can Alex Ovechkin truly beat Wayne Gretzky's career goal scoring record? We get into the Marc Bergevin firing in Montreal or perhaps he was leaving anyway? Will Patrick Roy replace him? He sure wants to. We discuss fighting in the NHL and how staged fighting is a joke. The Leafs abandoned their dress code and they're winning again. Coincidence? Will COVID interrupt NHLers going to the Olympics. And oh yes, you'll never think about public hot tubs the same way again...

Dr. Hockey
Emerson Etem returns!

Dr. Hockey

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 58:36


Former NHL'er & Owner/GM/HC of the Long Beach Shredders Emerson Etem return to the Dr. Hockey Podcast! Dr. Jay Calvert & Dr. Jason Berkley chat with Emerson about his Tier 3 USPHL junior hockey team - the Long Beach Shredders, the path to the NHL for juniors, what separates high level players from good players, stadium attendance, current NHL Stanley Cup picks, the turnaround for the Maple Leafs, Marner & Matthews, & why Emerson likes the Panthers! Plus, Post Mates monitoring, Little Caesar's Arena vs The Joe, Mario Lemieux's discectomy, nachos & more!

Edge of Philly Sports
Fridays with Freddy featuring Phil Andrews

Edge of Philly Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 40:21


On the second installment of Fridays with Freddy former ABC Action News host, Phil Andrews gets nostalgic. They talk about the possible Cowboy's implosion, the early 90's Philadelphia Eagles, Wilt Chamberlain, Wayne Gretzky, Sir Charles Barkley, Penn State Rosebowl, former Flyer Keith Primeau and so much more. www.EoPSports.com

Wasted Takes
Episode 099

Wasted Takes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 80:22


Episode JJ Watt, Wayne Gretzky, and Manny Ramirez. The boys (3 out of 4) are back for the last double-digit episode of Wasted Takes. We discuss all thing Week 11. Bills and Allen looked terrible, Mac ROTY chances, Baker gets booed, and Herbert throws for a billion. Happy Thanksgiving Week, grab a ginger-cranberry sparkler and Let's Get Wasted!

4th Line Goon
4th Line Goon - Ep 53 - "Standing OVI-ation"

4th Line Goon

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 56:51


Tyler & Tommy discuss the likeliness of Alexander Ovechkin breaking Wayne Gretzky's All-time scoring record, and their thoughts on Jack Eichel finally being traded to the Vegas Golden Knights.

Various and Sundry Podcast
Episode 99 - OSU stomps Sparty, Free Speech, and Wayne Gretzky

Various and Sundry Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 46:34


Listen in as Matt and John talk about sports, Free Speech, and, The Great One 0:00- Intro 15:07-free speech 32:52- athlete 40:19- one thing

Inside Outside
Ep. 274 - Todd Embley, Senior Startup Advocate for Agora on Startup Tech, Trends & Ecosystems

Inside Outside

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 24:48


On this week's episode of Inside Outside Innovation, we sit down with Todd Embley, Senior Startup Advocate for Agora. Todd and I talk about the new technologies and trends from no-code tools to embedded audio and video platforms, that affect how we see, hear, and interact with each other. We also explore how companies are tapping into startups and startup ecosystems to enable founders to build and impact the world more effectively. Let's get started. Inside Outside Innovation as the podcast to help new innovators navigate what's next. I'm your host Brian Ardinger, founder of InsideOutside.IO. Each week. We'll give you a front row seat into what it takes to learn, grow, and thrive in today's world of accelerating change and uncertainty. Join us as we explore, engage, and experiment with the best and the brightest innovators, entrepreneurs, and pioneering businesses. It's time to get started. Interview Transcript with Todd Embley, Senior Startup Advocate for AgoraBrian Ardinger: Welcome to another episode of Inside Outside Innovation. I'm your host, Brian Ardinger, and as always, we have another amazing guest. Today, we have Todd Embley. He is a Senior Startup Advocate for Agora and a formerly with China Accelerator. So welcome to the show, Todd, Todd Embley: Thank you, Brian. It's good to be here. Brian Ardinger: I'm excited to have you because we've met a while back early in my startup days when I was running NMotion. You were in China. And we met at some global accelerator network conference. I think it was in San Diego, perhaps. So, you spent a lot of time in Asia, as I did. And recently moved back to the states, working for a interesting company called Agora. We had a chance to run into each other again in Lincoln. Todd Embley: Yeah. Thanks very much. I actually did come back from China and moved to the U.S. but now I'm back in Canada. I am Canadian and I'm living in Western Canada. Brian Ardinger: I wanted to start the conversation with the most recent company that you're with is a company called Agora. It's an interesting company for a couple different reasons. And it's a real-time engagement platform that a lot of popular companies are using to build on top of like Run the World, which is something that we've used for our IO Conferences and that. And some of our IO Live events. I think you guys provide like the SDKs and the building blocks to enable these types of startups to build off of. So, I I'd love to get your take, not on just Agora, but you've got an interesting role there as a Startup Advocate. So, what is a Startup Advocate? Todd Embley: It's a great role, for those of us who aren't necessarily adept at selling. And we fall under marketing. And the role is really, if I were to compartmentalize everything that we're about and our ethos and thesis. Is go out into startup land and be as helpful as possible. Try to integrate. You know, we sponsor. I run workshops. I meet with lots and lots of entrepreneurs all the time, and we're just out there trying to be as helpful as possible. And the great thing that the company and the founders and senior leadership have all gotten behind is just be out and be as helpful as possible. And wear the t-shirt while you're doing it. That's almost the be all and end of it. And for those that are really interested in what Agora is and what Agora does, then we can get into that. But essentially, we're not trying to put it in front of everybody and not trying to blast everybody with, with Agora specifically. The team is comprised of people who have been entrepreneurs, been in startups, been in VC, run accelerators. And who have just a lot of empathy for startups and that's kind of where it begins and ends. Brian Ardinger: We see a couple of different companies use this approach of startup advocate type of program to help build their business. Walk me through like, what are the benefits and the reasons why a corporation would want to put together some type of program around this.Todd Embley: You know, I think AWS and what they've been doing for as long as they've been doing it are kind of the benchmark. And they were, I would say the pioneers, at least the most famous pioneers of running programs like this. Our senior leadership had an opportunity in China to talk to the heads of AWS Activate in China.And they divulged some interesting statistics, which I think were the precipice of Agora wanting to build their own startup team as well. And that was that after 15 years of them having a program, they will now attribute up to 65% of AWS revenues today to the activities, you know, over the last 15 years, of their startup program.And what we're trying to do is invest in our future huge customers. Knowing that the world's next billionaire companies, trillion-dollar companies. The unicorns of the future are still just startups today. And if we want to align ourselves correctly with what it takes to build a startup and how hard it is, let's maybe try to get out of their way at the early stages while they're trying to cross the early chasms of, you know, and the difficulties of what it takes. So, from a revenue perspective or from a cost perspective, let's give our stuff for free. You know, until you, their revenue. You can't get blood from a stone. So, while they're still searching for product market fit and revenue, let's let them use our software for free until such time as they are then finding product market fit and then able to start generating revenue. And only at that time, should we then start to talk to them about actually paying for the service? Brian Ardinger: That makes sense. And obviously it seems to be working. I think I read on your website, you've got over 50 billion minutes of engagement on the platform. Probably going up as we speak. I don't know if you can speak to any specific use cases or specifically what you do when it comes to helping these companies get up and off the ground. Todd Embley: Sure. As you alluded to, there are some famous companies that have been using us, especially in the real-time audio space. There are a few NDAs in place. So, you could mention who those companies are. And by all means it's pretty widely known. I necessarily can't speak directly to who some of those more famous ones are. But the nuts and bolts of the program essentially boils down to free minutes. So, my Director, Tony Blank. He and another friend of ours, Paul Ford, used to do this at SendGrid. And that's where they were a big supporter of the Global Accelerator Network where you and I met in the beginning and then the Twilio acquisition of SendGrid. So, he was there. And they were doing a great job as well. And leading on some of the data from their experience there, or Tony's experience there, and then understanding our business and the data that we had over the years that Agora has been thriving. We positioned the amount of minutes at 1 million, we figured 1 million minutes of Agora should be enough for most companies to achieve product market fit and revenue.If you haven't achieved product market fit and revenue, after using a million minutes of Agora, you may have some underlying other issues that are getting in the way of that. But we really feel that upwards of 80%, even 90% of companies who do achieve and use up the million free minutes, should be at a position of having raised money and are revenue positive.At which time we feel comfortable to say, okay, though, now we do have to, for our business purposes, need to, to work on something and we'll hand them over to sales in a gentle way and work on getting them some discounts and start forecasting future usage and things like that. But those are the nuts and bolts.In our world of real-time video, real-time audio, just the real-time engagement aspect of it. There are certain verticals that are really taking off. I think health is obviously a big one where you have doctors and patients or therapists and their clients. We're seeing a lot in fitness, so for coaches training. Doing big group classes. Education is probably our biggest. I think that's a pretty obvious use case of doing real time lessons with teachers and things. But we're also seeing a lot of activity in the area of gaming where people want talk to each other. They want to be on video with each other while playing games together. Live performances and experiences around online virtual concerts or comedy shows or things like that as well. There's a lot of added context that you can get from engaging in real time, over video. That you couldn't get at an actual conference.You know, there are solutions coming around blending those where you might be at the concert, but you'll also have on your phone different camera angles that are available to a viewer. And you can get other contextual information that is happening plus chats with other people at the concert or something like that.And then, you know, a lot of multi-verse. A lot of VR stuff. I mean, I had a conversation with a startup out of New Zealand who was working in the overcoming therapy space, where if you had a phobia of dogs, you know, a psychologist would work with their client, and they would go to a kennel and slowly start to integrate and learn how to overcome. But now we can do that in a VR environment, but overlay a lot of very interesting artificial intelligence, facial recognition. Stuff like that to really be able to measure the things that are almost imperceptible to the human eye, to understand like the dilation of their pupils when faced with a small dog versus a big dog or different breeds or something, just giving a lot more contextual information to help a psychologist really work with their client to overcome a phobia. So, it's fascinating to work with the startups because they are thinking of use cases that we even within Agora can't think of. The Ewing Marion Kauffman FoundationSponsor Voice: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation based in Kansas City, Missouri, that seeks to build inclusive prosperity through a prepared workforce and entrepreneur-focused economic development. The Foundation uses its $3 billion in assets to change conditions, address root causes, and break down systemic barriers so that all people – regardless of race, gender, or geography – have the opportunity to achieve economic stability, mobility, and prosperity. For more  information, visit www.kauffman.org and connect with us at www.twitter.com/kauffmanfdn and www.facebook.com/kauffmanfdn. Brian Ardinger: Well, and that's an interesting thing because the platform itself is really robust. You can do video calls and voice calls and interactive live streaming and real-time messaging and white boarding. And like you said, the toolkits are there. And I think this fits into one of those trends that we've been talking about, where it's never been easier for a startup founder to find the tools they need. They don't necessarily have to build everything from scratch nowadays. They can find partners and no code, low code tools and things like that to get up and going and testing the marketplace a lot easier than ever before. And get to those use case scenarios that a platform tool provider may not have thought of originally. I'm curious to get your take on some of this accessibility to tools that founders didn't have maybe, you know, 10 years ago when we started in this business. Todd Embley: Yeah, it's amazing. I think back to, I used to be with SOSV was the fund, and we were doing kind of an internal conference for all of our portfolio, all of our mentor network. Everybody that had ever been involved with us, including investors in Agora or LPs. And we had a guy named Dave McClure come and speak. And somebody had asked him is your eight-year-old daughter learning how to code. And he said, let me rephrase that. I think what you're asking me is do I think that it is important for very young people to learn how to code and essentially that's what you're looking for. And he said, you know, coding is like learning any other language, you know, in the development of the brain and how that enables young people to really grow. But it is in his opinion, he said it is just kind of a commodity. He said coding is probably going to become a commodity. And we've seen that in the low-code no-code explosion.And then he thought, you know, design would probably not be that far behind. I mean, there probably will be a day in the future where our phones will know everything they need to know about us, where you won't have to necessarily code or design the UI UX CX, of how an app works and feels. Because it can just deploy to our phone and our phone can tell the app how to develop itself as it lands on our home screen, in the way that we prefer it to be from colors to where the settings are or where our profile lives.And we can navigate that so intuitively. It has been absolutely amazing. And I think, you know, as we go, we've launched our app builder where pretty much anybody, even without any coding experience can go on and within 20 minutes create a video conferencing tool that they can use for their family reunion. You know, that is super easy. So yeah, it's been amazing. Brian Ardinger: It is kind of crazy to think what are the uses. I'd imagine obviously COVID has changed the dynamic landscape for you guys, especially. And so maybe let's talk a little bit about that. Some of the trends you're seeing with the move to more remote and more virtual environments. Todd Embley: Anybody who just watches the stock price of Zoom over the last couple of years would understand exactly where this industry has gone, but then factors like the quote unquote Zoom fatigue. And now we're seeing people that want to have more control over the layout and the design and the backgrounds and the information and the chats and emojis and music and all these other things that you can build into it. Because you know, now for instance, all our conferences went virtual, right? So we are now having to figure out how did you run a web summit or you know, like an East Meets West, that Blue Start-ups does in Hawaii or something. How do we now do this online and create a really great experience where everybody can still try to achieve those same outcomes for why they attended in the first place. It's been a pretty amazing growth that has really kind of pushed the boundaries.The work from home, I think has been the biggest thing where everybody's now at home. So, there's working with colleagues. There is collection of data. There is monitoring output and outcomes. And, you know, as a department or as a salesperson or marketing has changed. How do we do now market to people who aren't leaving their homes anymore that has now all changed.It's been such a game changer just in the future of work. I wouldn't say it necessarily changed course, but COVID has absolutely accelerated what we were already starting to think it would be. You know, it's done some damage to the world of coworking spaces, right. Or in-person accelerators or incubators. It's changed how we, even as a startup team go out and find partners and find startups to introduce them to Agora. So, it's had a tremendous impact. Brian Ardinger: You spent a lot of time ecosystem building for lack of a better term. You know, you go to different communities and see what the landscape is in the startup world. And then again, try to help founders navigate that. So, what are you seeing when you travel around to different startup communities and that. What's maybe different than it was five or six years ago? Todd Embley: There's a lot of factors. Entrepreneurship and startup land, as we know it, just even in the last 20 years, let's say since the .com boom and bust. And then, you know, Paul Graham kind of the Godfather of the accelerator starts Y Combinator in 2005. And so, the way investors started investing, and then there was, you know, a lot of information and then Crunchbase and others started coming around. And then, then we had 10 years of data from Crunchbase, somewhere around 2013. That we're now measuring how well people were investing, how well-performing that whole venture financial class was doing.And we've seen things where investors are now looking more at timing of solutions versus not just team and problem, but they had so many investments that were either too early, too late. And they started to recognize that. A lot of funds are starting to look internally and seeing, trying to reinvest inside the value that they've created to capture more of the food on the table versus being so outwardly focused. For our jobs, even in doing ecosystem development, how to startups find us versus how do we find them? If there's no meetups. If we're not able to do in-person startup weekends, then how are we able to find them, to attract them, to support them and to help them. How are investors doing their due diligence? You know, things like DocSend. Right.Having that digital data room with a lot of analytics built into it. So that founders can now not only see who's entering and who's looking at their due diligence documents at, but where in the deck are they spending time? On what slides, what is important? Where are they stopping? Where are they looking at? There's a lot of data and information that they can measure from that as well. I'm not exactly sure if that answers the question, but it is so drastically different. And now we're going back into, you know, web summit is in-person. I'm going to be going to that next week after we record this. That is going to be a different experience as well. And then there's the hybrids that are kind of doing both. It's changed a lot. Brian Ardinger: It is definitely interesting. You know, it's always been hard to find startup founders. A lot of times they're heads down doing their thing. You know, over the last five or six years pre COVID, you started to have a different environment where things like coworking spaces and events like Startup Weekend and that, started to bring some of those folks out and started to get some energy. And then COVID kind of slap that in the face to a certain extent. But now what I'm seeing at least is more collaboration across different communities. So even though I'm based in Lincoln, Nebraska, the network and our reach to different communities for the startups in our backyard, has increased and been beneficial from the standpoint of they're no longer having to be in the middle of flyover country. They can access folks that wouldn't necessarily in the past look outside of their own Sandhill Road area. So, I guess there's pros and cons to this new environment, but I was curious to get your take on that as well. Todd Embley: Constraints, breed Innovation. And COVID has drastically brought a whole new set of constraints just by not being able to meet in person as much. So, I think it's the development and the investment in developing a different skill set. You know, you take one sense away, the other senses improve. And so, we've had to become better at being able to build relationships. And we have video. And we have voice. But suddenly we're tuning in to the video and tuning into the voice. We may not have the same social cues and we may not have the same physical cues to be picking up on things. We used to train entrepreneurs on how to pitch in person. You were on a stage facing an audience. You were standing in front of an investor at a meetup. Here's how you do it. Here's how you talk. Here's how you hold yourself. Be careful of your hands. Don't shift your feet around. You know, there is all these, you know, all this kind of training, which has had to change. Which has had to develop. And now we're reaching out, we're developing partnerships and I think I've seen a lot of ecosystems lean in on having silos or verticals that they're starting to own to be seen as a place.And accelerators are now going virtual, where they're pulling from anywhere. Right. We have a focus. We're vertically focused. And so even if you're in Brazil or you're in Russia or wherever, this is the accelerator that you want to join because the world has just been absolutely flattened. And now this is the best place. This is the best accelerator, and you don't have to fly in and live here. Right? So now you've seen costs of living. People are moving out of the main centers. It's just, it's been a tremendous change. Brian Ardinger: You've spent your life helping founders. And I'd love to get your input on for our founders that are listening to this show. Some of the biggest obstacles or barriers or things that you've seen or can help them overcome. Are there particular tips or tricks that founders should be paying attention to nowadays?Todd Embley: I still think it all starts with the problem. And I still find myself having to talk about deep diving into the problem discussion. And there has been a penchant for the snapshot. And of the landscape as it is today. But I think what we're starting to understand. And what I'm seeing from a lot of questions that come from investors, is it's not as much about what. It's about why. And when you're pitching or talking about what you're doing, you have to start layering in the why.This is our go to market strategy. Great. Doesn't really matter, but why did you choose that? They're being measured on the way they think. The way they process. The way they built. What data did you take in. Which did you keep? And which did you throw away and why? And then what decision and strategy did you make off of that data?And why did you decide to strategize that? Why are you deciding to build this next? Why is this the next iteration of what you're doing, this problem that you're trying to solve? Anybody can Google and get a lot of data on a problem that exists today. But do you have a deep understanding of how we got here? You know, we have this Canadian kind of saying of the Wayne Gretzky, don't go where the puck is, go, where the puck is going to be.And as investors, we're always trying to find the entrepreneurs who are good at figuring out where the puck is going to be. But the only way that they can figure that out, isn't understanding just where the puck is, but how the puck got to where it is. Because only then do we understand the speed and the trajectory and are able to extrapolate off of that to know where it's going with some reasonable degree of accuracy. But we'll never get it right. But that I think is always be factoring in your why. Nobody is going to be blown away by your what because you're still early stage. Unless you have a hundred thousand downloads or a million MRR, you know, it's just not that impressive. Because the only thing that matters is what people use and pay for.So, knowing that. Now, we're just trying to measure size you up as a founder. So lean in on all your why of everything that you're talking about so that they can understand how you develop, how you price, how you see the world. Be unique, be different. For More InformationBrian Ardinger: Solid advice. Well, Todd, I want to thank you for coming on Inside Outside Innovation and sharing your insights and your experiences from the many years of being in the trenches there. I want to encourage people to check out Agora and that. If people want to find out more about yourself or about the startup program at Agora, what's the best way to do that? Todd Embley: Yeah. I mean, if they want to connect with me, LinkedIn is great. Just Todd Embley. I will generally show up. That's a great way to do it. And I'd love to connect. And I love to meet with everybody. And then agora.io/startups is where the entrance to the startup program lives. But Agora.io is where most of the information about Agora lives. And we're happy to talk to anybody, especially partners. Anybody doing events. Anything out there. We'd love to be a part of it. We'd love to sponsor. And try to add value. Brian Ardinger: Well Todd, thanks again for coming on the show. It's great to see you again and look forward to continuing the conversation in the years to come. Todd Embley: Thanks, Brian. It's been great.Brian Ardinger: That's it for another episode of Inside Outside Innovation. If you want to learn more about our team, our content, our services, check out InsideOutside.io or follow us on Twitter @theIOpodcast or @Ardinger. Until next time, go out and innovate.FREE INNOVATION NEWSLETTER & TOOLSGet the latest episodes of the Inside Outside Innovation podcast, in addition to thought leadership in the form of blogs, innovation resources, videos, and invitations to exclusive events. SUBSCRIBE HEREYou can also search every Inside Outside Innovation Podcast by Topic and Company.  For more innovations resources, check out IO's Innovation Article Database, Innovation Tools Database, Innovation Book Database, and Innovation Video Database.  

Dr. Hockey
Florida Panthers PxP Announcer Randy Moller

Dr. Hockey

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 54:53


Dr. Jay Calvert & Dr. Jason Berkley chat with Former NHL'er & current Florida Panthers Play-by-Play Announcer Randy Moller! Randy shares how he became the first former player to transition to the announcing booth, identifies the key factors in the success of the NHL leading Florida Panthers, gives his thoughts on how the aftermath of Coach Q, tells us about his recent battle with COVID-19, & more! Randy also shares stories from his playing days with the Quebec Nordiques & New York Rangers(amongst others) - the days of fewer helmets, Moose DuPont, ash trays in locker rooms, & concrete boards! Plus, Randy shares his thoughts on the Stanley Cup race.

Mobile Home Park Mastery
No Shots No Glory

Mobile Home Park Mastery

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 10:33


Wayne Gretzky once said "you miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - and that's as true for mobile home parks as it is for ice hockey. In this Mobile Home Park Mastery podcast we're going to discuss why it's essential to make offers regardless of the odds of success, as well as some tips to make those offers better received. Since success in buying mobile home parks is all about volume, it's essential that you take those shots.

Boys on the Bus
S2 E4 pt. 2 - Episode Wayne Gretzky - Michael Scott

Boys on the Bus

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 99:07


The Suspendables
#126 Standin' in the Hall of Fame

The Suspendables

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 52:43


In this episode, the boys discuss this week's latest inductions into the Hockey Hall of Fame - former Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla, three-time Stanley Cup champion Marian Hossa, defencemen Kevin Lowe and Doug Wilson — and Canadian women's national team goalie Kim St-Pierre.Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland goes in as a builder. They discuss COVID shutting down the Ottawa Senators, with 10 players going into COVID protocol. John Tortorella has some unsolicited advice on ESPN for Connor McDavid. Also, Russ recalls his days in prep school at Notre Dame in Saskatchewan, including the hazards of Hall Sliding, a food called Icky Krafty (or something like that) and the school nurse that he and most of his teammates were smitten with.

Cocoa Griot- I am bringing that
It Is Time For Me To Give Up These Three Things!

Cocoa Griot- I am bringing that "auntie" wisdom and energy on a weekly basis.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 5:11


“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton, https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/4198 (Mistral')s Kiss 0:07 Good evening and welcome to my humble podcast abode. I am Cocoa Griot, you know that 50 something who is delighted to talk to you about life, love, and a heaping of other topics. Today I want to discuss the lyrics of one of my favorite songs by Envogue and how it can apply to our lives. The song is entitled Give It Up, Turn It Loose. If you don't know the song, the basic gist of it is this is young lady is being strung along by her boyfriend. Her friends have tried to encourage her to give it up and turn it loose because it's not a healthy relationship for her. Tonight, I want to focus on some things that I have to give up and turn loose. There's nothing healthy about holding on to these three things. 0:52 Every now and I'm going to show a little of my nerdy side and guys just bear with me. This is one of those nights. One of the things that I've learned I have to do is let go of past trauma. I want to explain what not working through past trauma can do to us and why it's particularly harmful. Recently, I read that you can think of past trauma as shrapnel in your mind. That's right, it's leftover harmful fragments of an injury. When you don't remove physical shrapnel, it has an impact on the body. Mental shrapnel has an impact on the mind that can prevent you from experiencing your best life and happiness. I believe this problem exists among many people in our society today. It's definitely difficult to work through traumatic experiences, but healing from them offers a fuller and richer life. Negative events tend to stay in our minds 10 times longer than positive events. The implications of that just blow my mind. How many of us at the end of the day can recount more negative experiences than positive? When I think about children who are growing up in this pandemic.,I wonder how much trauma they are experiencing and absorbing? There is so much secondary trauma that piles on top of what they already are dealing with personally. I'm on a mission to give past trauma up and turn it loose. 2:16 The second thing I have committed myself to giving up and turning loose is self-doubt. Wayne Gretzky once said you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. I am super guilty of this because I often suffer from analysis paralysis. I would think through a situation so deeply that I convinced myself I don't have the tools to carry out whatever the task is at hand. Has that ever happened to you? You were presented with an opportunity and you convinced yourself that you don't have the knowledge, skills, or abilities to handle the task. Dunning Kruger effect is real, but here's the irony regarding this. People who boast about being confident and competent, often are not. People who do have the acumen for a task, often shy away from it because of self-doubt. It is important to take honest stock of what you have to offer in this situation. I'm the first to say I never want to be promoted past my competence, but you do have to give yourself credit for the things you do know and are able to do. Moving forward I'm willing to take an honest assessment of my skills and not knock myself before I even give myself a chance to prove that I can't do something. I have to give it up and turn it loose. 3:34 The last thing I need to give up and turn loose and I am so ashamed to say this ya'll is holding grudges. This is one of the most pointless and fruitless things that exist in my life. If a person angers me, the recovery period is pretty fast. Hurt my feelings and well that's when a grudge might just sneak up and appear. Voltaire said, "We are all formed of frailty and error, let us reciprocally pardon one another. "That's easier said than done, my friends! When someone injures me emotionally I must admit my first thought is not how I've been...

3v3 Podcast
Episode 122: Who we'd pick for The Athletic's Sara Civian's NHL red carpet fashion reporting partner

3v3 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 41:38


Episode 122: Discussion about who we'd pick for The Athletic's Sara Civian's NHL red carpet fashion reporting partner. The recent spate of manufactured Connor McDavid angst among the hockey media. Alex Ovechkin inching closer to breaking Wayne Gretzky's career goals record. The Seattle Kraken's increasingly obvious coaching issues. The ongoing disasters that are the Vancouver Canucks & the Ottawa Senators. Question of the week: In your opinion, what are the odds that the NHL will break in February & let players go to the Olympics? Recorded 14 November 2021

The JAYREELZ Podcast
The NFL's Disappointing First Half! Week 10 Winners & Losers! Bye-Bye Oklahoma. Michigan Survives. Golden State's Surprise Start. Coach K's Final Lap. Ovechkin's Quest

The JAYREELZ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 62:56


I'm in a shockingly cranky sports mood to start, but it makes for a compelling podcast as Episode #224 delivers top notch analysis and opinions on all that's happening in the sports landscape. On deck: (5:27) The NFL is passed the halfway point of the season. To put it nicely, this hasn't been one to write home about. I get into why it's been a disappointing season to date. I'll get into my winners (Chiefs, Patriots) and losers (Ravens, Broncos) of the week, the difference between a wide open AFC and top heavy NFC, go through another less than exciting week of games, culminated by the dreadful performance of the 16-16 tie between the Lions vs. Steelers, which YOU KNOW, I'll have a thing or two to share about that! (30:39) The Oklahoma Sooners are the next team that have kissed their playoff chances goodbye, but the talk was about what Baylor did at the end of the game. Was it right for Baylor coach, Dave Aranda to kick a meaningless field goal as time expired? Plus, Michigan pulled out a huge victory at Penn State to keep their playoff hopes alive. I'll have an up to the minute look at the college football playoff landscape. (40:49) The NBA has been quiet for the most part, but the story early on this first month of the season is the hot start of the Golden State Warriors. Are they the biggest surprise in the league so far? What about the Washington Wizards? Also, is the Nikola Jokic-Markieff Morris dustup this past week going to have a life of its own as Jokic's brothers have gotten involved inciting a Twitter feud with the Morris brothers? I'll share my thoughts on another executive, this time from the Portland Trail Blazers, that had to resign due to an investigation regarding workplace concerns. I'll take a trip around the hardwood throughout the Association and get you caught up on all that's happening. (47:27) College basketball is underway! One of the big storylines throughout the sport is the final go-round for legendary Duke coach, Mike Krzyzewski, as they start off their season with a win vs. Kentucky. People are already thinking that they are Final Four bound come March. Is it premature to even think that? Plus, Gonzaga has a 'championship or bust' mentality as they're out of the gate with a 2-0 record. (49:58) Alexander Ovechkin continues to be his dominant goal scoring self as he's creeping up the all time list. He's now in 4th place behind Jaromir Jagr, Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky. Can he catch the Great One? Sidney Crosby has made his return back from COVID. Do they still garner respect as a championship caliber team? Has their window closed? I'll see what else is happening in the NHL as check on some surprises and disappointments, including the health status of Canadiens goaltender, Carey Price as we're more than a month into the season. (57:03) Lastly, I'll have my Hero and Zero of the Week. Please subscribe, leave a rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Stitcher, Spotify, Luminary, Amazon Music and iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts. If you'd like to contribute to the production of the podcast, please visit my Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/TheJAYREELZPodcast Many thanks for all of your love and support. Intro/outro music by Cyklonus. LINKS TO SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW: APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jayreelz-podcast/id1354797894 SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/1gkdtgroTFlaqPW1EBjVDr SPREAKER: https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-jayreelz-podcast_2 STITCHER: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jason-s-nazario/the-jayreelz-podcast iHEARTRADIO: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-the-jayreelz-podcast-43104270/ LUMINARY: https://luminarypodcasts.com/listen/jason-s-nazario/the-jayreelz-podcast/f9527dd9-47ea-4ed9-92cf-32af9bfa95ad?country=US SPOTIFY TRAILER: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7nZZlvPRAly5irLRSG2qxq?si=rTKCQKnZRNC_VK-_uIWNJA AMAZON MUSIC: https://www.amazon.com/The-JAYREELZ-Podcast/dp/B08K58SW24/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+jayreelz+podcast&qid=1606319520&sr=8-1 SPOTIFY PODCAST LINK: https://open.spotify.com/show/1gkdtgroTFlaqPW1EBjVDr

AyerMax Podcast
Around The NHL w/ Ava Tarrant

AyerMax Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 34:17


This week, Justin is joined by recurring guest Ava Tarrant to talk all things hockey. They break down the fallout from the Chicago Blackhawks scandal, Alex Ovechin's race to break Wayne Gretzky's all-time goals scored record, Jack Eichel being freed of Buffalo, and much more. Enjoy! Follow Ava on Twitter: @AvaTarrant

Throwing Fits
*PATREON PREVIEW* The Afters with Matty Matheson

Throwing Fits

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 3:55


On our new weekly lightning round mini ep with Matty Matheson, we're fucking around with dicks, choppers, Benny Blanco, Bobby Flay, Drake, Wayne Gretzky, eating out vs. getting a fit off, grilling, tattoos, knives and much more. For more Throwing Fits, check us out on Patreon: www.patreon.com/throwingfits.

The Hockey News Podcast
Who Replaces Jack Eichel on the Trade Block?

The Hockey News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 53:50


- Grading the Jack Eichel trade for the Vegas Golden Knights and the Buffalo Sabres - With Eichel dealt, who takes over as the hottest name in the trade-rumor mill now? - Did Jeremy Colliton deserve to be fired as the Chicago Blackhawks' head coach? - What will happen to Don Fehr now that the NHLPA board has approved an independent investigation into how Kyle Beach's allegations were handled in 2010? - Alex Ovechkin catches Brett Hull for fourth all-time in goals. Will Ovechkin catch Wayne Gretzky for No. 1? - What is the biggest on-ice surprise after one month of the NHL season? - Listener questions, including: should the Boston Bruins be buyers or sellers? And more!

Talkin' Schmit
Talkin' Schmit: KEEGAN SAUDER

Talkin' Schmit

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 123:08


Keegan Sauder is a friend, a pro skateboarder, a surfer, a helicopter pilot and an observer of sweets just to mention a few things he excells at. Listen as we discuss growing up in a small town in Canada, getting sponsored, the amazing Rick McCrank, reminiscing about me filming his 'how to 5050' for Thrasher, going pro for Zero, getting a Thrasher Magazine cover, the band Wayne Gretzky and the Decenzo Bro's, his horrific near helicopter crash, living on Vancouver island and much more... ------------------------------ SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: DERBY OF SF: https://www.derbysf.com/ BLOOD WIZARD: http://bloodwizard.com/ BLUE PLATE: http://www.blueplatesf.com/ BACK DOOR SKATESHOP: https://backdoorskateshop.com/ ------------------------------ SUBSCRIBE NOW: https://bit.ly/2RYE75F ------------------------------ FOLLOW KEEGAN: http://www.instagram.com/camarobreath --------------------------------------- TALKIN' SCHMIT SOFT GOODS AT AWH SKATEBOARD DIST: http://awhsales.com/search.aspx?SearchTerm=Talkin IN JAPAN: https://www.instagram.com/underdogdis... IN CANADA: https://www.instagram.com/platformdis... IN NORTH CAROLINA: https://backdoorskateshop.com/ --------------------------------------- INTRO MUSIC: "Mary's Cross" by Natur CREDITS MUSIC: “Adirondack gate” by Shane Medanich CLOSING MONOLOGUE: Noelle Fiore EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Sharal Camisa INTERVIEW & EDITED: Greg "Schmitty" Smith If you want to help support the show, tickity tac over to https://www.talkinschmit.com/ and pick up some merchandise. There's also lots of photos, video and extras to help complement each interview. WEBSITE: https://talkinschmit.com/ YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/epiclytrife INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/Talkin_Schmit FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TalkinSchmit/ CONTACT with comments or suggestions: TalkinSchmit@Gmail.com During these difficult times I encourage you to help your local skate shops, your favorite restaurants, friends and family. Be kind and give what you can to those that are in need. If you have good friends, tell them you love them while you still can. #skateboarding #podcast #TalkinSchmit #KeeganSauder #Canada #WayneGretzkyandtheDecenzos --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/talkin-schmit/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/talkin-schmit/support

Dr. Hockey
Blackhawks with Scott Powers of The Athletic

Dr. Hockey

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 39:10


Dr. Jay Calvert chats with Scott Powers of The Athletic about the recent sexual assault case that has rocked the Chicago Blackhawks organization and NHL at large over the past week, and how the league moves forward. Dr. Calvert & Scott discuss the recent events surrounding the Blackhawks & fallout around the league, & what may happen next. Plus, how the team & fans viewed the Mark-Andre Fleury & Seth Jones signings in the offseason, moving Duncan Keith, the rise of Alex DeBrincat, who may surprise Blackhawks fans this year, their outlook this year after a shaky start, & an early Stanley Cup look. Follow Scott Powers on Twitter @ByScottPowers! Where's Jason? ??

Oilers NOW with Bob Stauffer
Hall of Fame Week: Wayne Gretzky (11/3/21)

Oilers NOW with Bob Stauffer

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 20:33


Wayne Gretzky honours Kevin Lowe's Hall of Fame career with memories of his old teammate and the Stanley Cup Championships celebrated together. Plus, thoughts on this year's version of the Oilers and their hot start. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Beers in The Lot
'Twas the Night Before Johnstown

Beers in The Lot

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 34:39


Episode 64 of Beers in The Lot finds the crew gearing up for their annual trip to the Slapshot Cup Tournament in Johnstown, PA; looking forward to a stop in Pittsburgh to catch the Philadelphia Flyers and Penguins game on the way; discussing Washington Capitals forward, Alexander Ovechkin's hot start and chase to Wayne Gretzky's all-time goal scoring record; and lamenting the Montreal Canadiens sending Cole Caufield down to the minors.

The Suspendables
#124 Halloween and Montreal's Scary Start

The Suspendables

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 48:00


In this one, the boys discuss their respective Halloweens and get into the Montreal Canadiens early season struggles. They take more listener emails, such as how each of the guys got their nicknames; What would Russ tell his younger self? They get into how tricky it is to balance NHL hockey with having a new family. What NHL legend showed up four hours before game time? You'll want to hear about the unique pre-game meal he and Russ shared in their Montreal days. Russ remembers the time that teammate Glen Healy stopped him in his tracks when he tried to make a dressing room fashion statement. Some memories and stories about Petr Nedved; current TV shows the boys are watching and who was faster? Russ or Mike Modano? Will Jim ever remember our show's email address?

Henni and Hally Can’t Quit Golf

Most would crumble under pressure playing in four LPGA majors as just a freshman in college, but Danielle Kang is a different breed. In this episode, Hally chats with one of the best players in the world about her committed, but arms-length relationship with the golf. Competitiveness, mental health, Wayne Gretzky, Las Vegas clubs, and slow play are just some of the topics that arise in Hally and Kang's honest discussion.

Oilers NOW with Bob Stauffer
Bob reviews the Oilers 5-0 start (10/25/21)

Oilers NOW with Bob Stauffer

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 21:10


Get an audio recap of the win over the Vegas Golden Knight that gave the Oilers a 5-0 record out of the gate this season. Plus, comments from Zack Kassian, Dave Tippett and Wayne Gretzky. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

CBS Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley
CBS Sunday Morning, September 24, 2021

CBS Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 44:35


On this week's "CBS Sunday Morning" with Jane Pauley; The mosquito is the deadliest animal on Earth, and the tiny Aedes aegypti may be the worst species of all, spreading diseases like West Nile, malaria and dengue fever. Contributor David Pogue take a look at the mosquito experiment. Michelle Miller talks with Rebecca Hall, Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga, the director and stars of the new film "Passing," and with writers Lise Funderburg and Allyson Hobbs, about the social history of passing, and its impact upon perception and power. Seth Doane talks to famed naturalist Jane Goodall about her new book, "The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times," and about how everyone can contribute to reversing mankind's destruction of our only home. Lee Cowan sits down -- outside the penalty box -- with the hockey player considered one of the greatest of all time, Wayne Gretzky. Finally, in their first interview together, former President Barack Obama and the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen talk to Anthony Mason about their podcast and new book, "Renegades: Born in the USA." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Steam Room
The Great Podcast + Wayne Gretzky

The Steam Room

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 50:33


It's HOT in the Steam Room as Ernie and Charles tip off Season 3 with none other than Wayne Gretzky. The Great One talks everything from his new gig at the NHL on TNT desk, Alexander Ovechkin's record chase and his short stint on the basketball court. Charles doesn't hold back on his thoughts surrounding Ben Simmons & Kyrie Irving. Chuck's Answering Machine makes its return with even more spontaneity and sincerity. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Boston Bruins Hockey
GHS- NHL Analyst Mike Milbury joins the show: "I needed a cup of coffee" to watch Wayne Gretzky's commentary

Boston Bruins Hockey

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 10:20


NHL Analyst Mike Milbury joins the show: The Bruins lost to the Flyers 6-3 but it's too early to be concerned, The defense had a bad night, Charlie McCavoy is worth the money, The Bruins will make the playoffs and win a series anything after that is gravy, Need a cup of coffee to watch Wayne Gretzky See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hill-Man Morning Show Audio
GHS- NHL Analyst Mike Milbury joins the show: "I needed a cup of coffee" to watch Wayne Gretzky's commentary

Hill-Man Morning Show Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 10:20


NHL Analyst Mike Milbury joins the show: The Bruins lost to the Flyers 6-3 but it's too early to be concerned, The defense had a bad night, Charlie McCavoy is worth the money, The Bruins will make the playoffs and win a series anything after that is gravy, Need a cup of coffee to watch Wayne Gretzky See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Working Capital The Real Estate Podcast
Using Virtual Assistants to Grow Your Real Estate Business with Bob Lachance  | EP75

Working Capital The Real Estate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 37:40


Bob Lachance is a Real Estate Investor, a Nationally Recognised Speaker, Mentor and Trainer who Specialises in Helping Customers Build their Businesses through Automation and Outsourcing. Bob currently Owns Four Businesses and Helped Start One of the Nation's Largest Real Estate Coaching Programs. In this episode we talked about: Bob's Bio & Background “Who Not How” mentality Bob's journey from pro hockey player to entrepreneur Why outsourcing is so important in real estate How to Find and Hire the Right Virtual Assistant How to integrate VAs in your business E-mail Management, Cold Calling, Admin Management Mentorship, Resources and Lessons Learned Useful links: https://revaglobal.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/boblachance/ https://www.facebook.com/REVAcareers Transcriptions: Jesse (0s): Welcome to the working capital real estate podcast. My name is Jesper galley. And on this show, we discuss all things real estate with investors and experts in a variety of industries that impact real estate. Whether you're looking at your first investment or raising your first fund, join me and let's build that portfolio one square foot at a time. All right, ladies and gentlemen, my name's Jessica galley and you're listening to working capital the real estate podcast. I have Bob on the program today. He's a real estate investor.   He's a nationally recognized speaker, mentor trainer, and everything related to real estate. He helps out with, and I believe Bob correct me if I'm wrong. You are a ex pro hockey player.   Bob (44s): I am, I played eight years and four years here. Four years in Europe,   Jesse (48s): Right on, well in recognition of a Leaf's a home opener here. Yeah. Great to have you on how you doing?   Bob (54s): Very good. Very good. Thanks for having me. Appreciate it.   Jesse (57s): Awesome. So, Bob, typically what we do, we have a new guests on the show. We do a little bit of a background on the guests. Maybe you could give listeners a little bit of your history as it relates to your career and, and real estate.   Bob (1m 11s): Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. W what's fast forward today. I'll back into it. I run a successful virtual assistant company out of the Philippines have been doing since 2014 and also have a, a real estate company. We should be at about a hundred and probably 40 to 50 transactions this year. So we're on, we're on a pretty good trajectory there, but how I got started to get back to that, I went to Boston university on a four year scholarship for a ice hockey league, which has talked about, and then I was fortunate enough to be offered a two year contract by St.   Louis blues. So I left two classes short of getting my degree with the thought process of, you know, you can always go back, but being obviously you've been from Toronto and understanding the hockey mindset, I never went back. So my thought process was I could always go back and get those two classes, but as you know, you know, once life gets in the way it gets rolling. Every summer I lived in Boston, I would be working out training and never ended up back in school.   So it's kind of comical though. It's when you actually go in school or when you're in school, you don't appreciate it as much as when you're actually out. So I, and I'll get back. I'll get to that a little bit later, but just starting with my path. I played at eight years, four years here in us and then four years in Europe. And then my last year I had my first son and my wife was working in the United States and I was in leave. I was in Switzerland at the time and I D I had to decide whether I was gonna hang up the skates or bring her with me.   And she had a very successful career in medical sales at the time. So we decided that, you know, I was going to hang up my skates and figure out what I was going to do with my life. So just probably 99.9% of all people that do real estate. I was reading books and read rich dad, poor dad. I bought a course online, a guy by the name. I think he's an attorney, David wisdom all about real estate, but you know, nothing in particular. I was a course about that thick, probably about 3, 4, 5 inches thick, but I read the thing from top to bottom and decided, Hey, you know what?   I don't have to go back to school to be a real estate investor. So I was a real estate investor. I was quiet, coined myself to rephrase. I coined myself as a real estate investor. This is 2004, started from there. My first flipped in 2004. And I decided to really do it as a, as a passion and a career and got my first business partner. I think it was the end of 2004, 2005. I was actually door knocking to people that were losing their houses.   Pre-foreclosure my buddy gave me a script at the time just, and I knew it and let me, let me rephrase it. I knew nothing like zero. I came from the hockey locker room, which for those of you who actually listened this, that came from any type of locker room, you learn zero in business. You learn how to cuss. You learn how to you learn how to, you know, kinda have a, a, a camaraderie, if you will. But on the business side, you don't learn much. And being in Europe for four years, you don't have a network either like you do have here in the United States.   So when I got back, I was kinda, you know, you're you go through any, any athlete understands this, you go through kind of a depression. I think you're a football player, right? Jesse. Yeah. I played football and hockey and hockey. So after you're done the planning, you understand this, you go, you know, before you start, or even when you join, you jump into a different industry, you go through some sort of, kind of a depression. It's, it's, it's not, I don't like saying the word depressed, but you go through a law if you will. And it takes a little while to find out and really get your team again.   Right? Because when you're hanging out with your buddies and you're hanging out with, you know, you, you know, you got your, you're going to block your butt, you block for your buddy. You're going to pass to your friend, you know, and you're going to win as a team when you're out there as a solo preneur, there is a transition, right? And it took me a little while. And I, you know, when I first got in real estate, I got a deal by myself that a rehab to pretty well made about $32,000 on it. But I also realized that there's no emotion in a dollar, right? When you get a big check the first year, you know, there's a quick high, there's a quick, it's kinda like when you, you know, back in the day, when you took Sudafed three Sudafed before you played, right, you can't do that now, but I'm just saying Sudafed.   So I took a couple Sudafed before I played every game. Maybe some coffee too. And you get that, that you get that quick high, right? You get that quick, quick, Joel. And it's the same thing when you get a big check, but when you take a step back, there's really no emotion in money it's really has to do with the goals that you hit. So I realized I didn't want to work by myself. So I joined a real estate investment association. I saw the speaker on the short-sale industry. So I bought that course and next event again, I had no network.   So the next event I had this, I had to go to within the regroup I had asked, Hey, who's the, who's the best short-sale person in Connecticut. And they all pointed this gentlemen, Patrick, pre-court went up to him say, listen, do you have no idea who I am? I'm not looking for a penny, but are, do you have any openings in your business? He said, you know what? I actually am looking for a door knocker. So for those of you who know what a door knocker is, it's kind of like working your first job as a janitor, and you have to work your way up because it is not sexy.   It's not your you're literally, you have a list of individuals and names, and you're driving from house to house with a script knocking on a door, right. It's door to door sales in essence. So I ended up having a little bit success in that. And then I, I hired someone to take my spot, jumped into negotiating with banks, because we were doing short sales, which means, you know, their, their debt was they're over leveraged. So they had $200,000 of debt. The property is worth a hundred. So now I'm talking to banks on a daily basis negotiating, and then brought myself out of that.   Hired. Somebody started a national coaching program while I was investing, started a virtual assistant staffing company for not only individuals like myself, but for other students as well, that needed extra time in their day that are working part-time or full-time and needed to, you know, needed to, to offs offset some of the tasks. So I know that, sorry about the long-winded answer, but   Jesse (7m 38s): No, that's great. I mean, I think it touches on a, I'm sure there's listeners that are coming from the sports world. I know in real estate, in general, there's a lot of ex players of all sports, but especially here in Toronto, our office is a lot of ex hockey players. My partner was drafted to the pens, played ECHL, kind of went all over and really didn't start in brokerage until he was in his late twenties. I think it was, yeah, it was late twenties. And I can a hundred percent appreciate the fact that, you know, you got somebody staying late in the office and you're trying to figure out what what's this guy doing.   And he's just trying to just get caught up on things that, you know, guys had, you know, Excel and just being able to figure out the emails and everything. But I think that's probably what, at least on the brokerage. And that's probably what the draw is for a lot of players to come over to brokerage because you get that team camaraderie aspect that you maybe don't get in other businesses. And certainly not as a, a solopreneur. So Bob, when you, when you got into kind of, when you say door knocking, you mentioned that you were doing some flips at that point, was it starting to get into the flipping business and that's you started doing transactions there or was that something separate?   Bob (8m 49s): Yeah, so I actually did it my first flip. It was just driving for dollar. So I saw a, a house that was, you know, needed it, it needed a roof, it was beat up. You could tell it was vacant. So I got in called the broker, actually it was listed property, got in, walked in, opened the door. And there was like a, a rancid smell of cats CRN. Right. So I opened the door and I'm like, all right, I read in this book that, you know, a lot of people are going to turn away from this. So I ended up making an offer. I think the property is listed for 180 5. I made an offer at 1 35 and lo and behold, the owner accepted it.   And I was like, oh, what do I do now? Right. Obviously you need money, you need contractors, you need all that kind of cool stuff. But I figured it out, ended up doing okay. And then after that, it was just, you know, I had zero systems, zero marketing, nothing. Right? So that's when I actually got a door knocking when I met my future business partner and he actually taught me, he said, listen, you know, he'd go door to door. Here's one of the, the systems and strategies for getting motivated sellers to sell your houses. So my whole mindset was, I want to start from ground up to learn the business because if one day I'm in, this is what pat taught me.   He was my old business partner that, you know, the, the success rate of businesses that last two years is not very high. I think it's, I don't even know the rate. It's very, very low of any business being successful, let alone partnerships. So John me that's my mindset was, you know what? I got to learn everything from ground up just in case I have to start my own company, whether it's a brokerage, whether it's a real estate investment company, whatever that looks like. I think it's very important for everybody to learn from foundation down or foundation up, I should say.   Jesse (10m 28s): Mm. Yeah. Fair enough. So you, you kind of, you start getting into hitting your stride in terms of doing transactions, moving up in the career in terms of where you're at now. Cause you mentioned kind of on the outset talking about virtually virtual assistance and that business. And I think it kind of takes a theme of a lot of people that we've come on the podcast, basically the who, not how mindset of, of basically trying to figure out what tasks are absolutely mission critical that you do, which ones can you outsource?   How do you do that? Can you afford it? So how did you get into that side of the business?   Bob (11m 3s): Yeah, it was interesting cause we, 2007, we actually got approached. There's a company called fortune builders here in Connecticut. And, but three of our buddies that actually started it, we're, we're flipping properties. They're were flipping properties. We would wholesale them. Some properties, we'd do some short sales together, a bunch of different stuff. And they approached us because pat and I actually started our first education program with a company out of Florida, end of 2005, 2006, and then 2007, when they were launching fortune billers, they said, Hey, listen, we've never done fulfillment.   We've never done coaching. How do you, you know, what do you guys do? And then we started mapping it out and they said, Hey, you guys want to be partners with us handshake partners. Right? So we were, our job was to take care of this. And, and then we grew that to, I think the biggest, they were were probably about $300 million in sales. Well, took care of the backend, started a coaching program from ground up hired coaches filled from within. And so after going probably through and working with over 30, 40,000 students, there's a lot of common themes, right?   Not only with my own business, but a lot of our students were either working part-time or full-time. And one of the things that we've noticed, I mean, you probably see this in your business. They're not making any more time. There's 24 hours in a day. There's not much time left to do a lot of this stuff. So I was always looking for some sort of service or product to, to help our students. And then in 2013, I actually got introduced to what a virtual assistant was and virtual assistants most likely when I talk about it, it's someone who doesn't live in the country.   Right. And I know there's, there's people that live in country in the same country that are virtual assistants, but not in the same state, et cetera. But I got introduced to a couple of different countries. I tried India, I tried Pakistan. I tried south America. The best virtual assistants that I found were in the Philippines. So after a year of working with them, a light bulb went on and I said, you know what? There's a business here. And the partner that I had at the time had no idea what I was talking about, but I said, listen, I said, you're using virtual assistance.   I said, you're pretty good on the systems and processes. I helped start coaching firms. So let's create training right behind the virtual assistant industry. So we started launched our first company, 2014, tested there for two years for proof of concept. It was a big hit. And then, you know, fast forward today, we're at over, they were at about 560 virtual assistance within, within a couple countries.   Jesse (13m 43s): So I'm curious on that point about trying different countries, whether it's Pakistan, India, like you see a lot of, you know, Upwork or fi wherever people kind of go resources that they use to look for virtual assistance. And it's been my experience too. I've had a, I've had three virtual assistants, the Philippines, two of them, the Philippines one, not in the Philippines. And I found the same thing. And I hear a lot of people that even just colleagues of mine or friends of mine, one just comes to mind, just started a Keller Williams brokerage on the residential side.   And they have found success in that side. Is there, is there something about what you were looking for or real estate that it seems to be the Philippines keeps coming up as, as the place to go?   Bob (14m 24s): Yeah. I just think it's really more cultural based. The Philippines Philippine culture is very family oriented. They look at your business as their business and they really, you know, they, they have a lot of pride in what they do. That's one thing, but also English is one of their main languages there. A lot of people don't realize that. Of course there's other kind of other kinds of like tagalo is one of them, but English is what they're taught and the newer generation too. And they're getting, you know, their English and accents getting, you know, more improved each year that they, you know, they've learned and they, you know, think about this now they got the internet here.   They're watching YouTube to watch a Netflix all day long, et cetera. So it just improves on that side of it. So we just selected that because of those main reasons.   Jesse (15m 13s): Yeah. It was one thing I was really surprised by when I started looking into this was, you know, part of the, the friend I mentioned the business that they were doing was cold calling. And like, to me, I was like, you can't outsource cold calling you can't and they say, well, why can't you? It's like, well, we outsource it. Like we, we teach younger guys and gals every day in our office there. Why can't you do that? And part of it was the first question was if you're in Toronto, you're in Boston, you're in New York, like you have the cultural or the, the proficiency in English is one thing, but not to have an accent and immediately think it's a cold call is another thing.   And what surprised me is that the people that we interview in the Philippines, like the first one had a UK accent, like fluent. And, you know, as a north American, there's, there's nothing better than a cold call from somebody from the UK or it's just a very, in a very endearing or disarming accent. So that was something for sure. I, I, I could see that a hundred percent that every year you're starting to get that proficiency up higher and higher to the point where yeah, you can hire for cold calling. It's just a matter of them teaching, teaching them the same way you would teach somebody local on the specific task of cold calling.   Bob (16m 24s): Yeah. And that's a great point. I literally had a, I had a presentation or a, I don't know if it was a podcast or a webinar to a, a real estate. It was a, it was a mix of investors and agents. And we had that this same conversation. And a lot of people don't realize is that, you know, I live in the Northeast, Northeast, Connecticut, United States. And I don't know if anyone's ever been there, but you know, growing up in Boston and Connecticut, there, there's a different kind of attitude there with people.   Right. So if they are okay with having a Filipino call them and they're giving them information, then anybody in this world will be okay with someone from the Philippines because you know, the attitudes of the Northeast are kind of like, you know, they look at you a certain way, like, what's your angle? What are you putting in that? So, so just, just to that kind of going off of that, if you have the right script and like you said, they follow a process, the main thing for any, whether it's it's the brokerage side or the investment side, the only thing that you want as an operator is for them to pretty screen that potential lead to say, yes, I'm interested to talk to either Bob or Jesse or whoever.   That's all you want. You do not want any, any virtual assistant closing a deal for it. Because if you do, it's your, it won't work. It's your business to close those deals. So driving those motivated leads to you. It's a, it's a very good way to keep your energy.   Jesse (17m 57s): Yeah. I think that's, that's for those listening that are looking at on the say on the investment side, you're calling off market deals because of how crazy our market is right now, especially industrial and multi-racial, but you're calling those owners of property. And you're trying to figure out if they're sellers. The, the thing that clicked for me, especially with the VA side of things is that their goal is not the same as yours. When you're calling, when I'm calling. It's a certain, I know that I have the ability to pivot to it, to the sale, but even for myself, the first part of the call is usually, you know, not somebody is not going to say, okay, yeah, well, I'll sell right here.   So what I underestimated was what you just said, the piece about them, first of all, their goal is to get them in contact with, you know, their team lead or their that's, who that's you, whoever, you know, whatever way you describe getting that call, but it's basically booking a meeting for us and to, to actually close the deal. And what I underestimated was that, that layer of having that seniority, when you go on the call, it actually helps you because it looks like you, you know, you have a staff of people that your, your time is valuable too.   You're not just calling.   Bob (19m 3s): Yeah. Yeah. And, and it weeds through a lot of the thinking about this. If you're sitting by your desk all day long, calling four hours a day, I guarantee you will be burnt out. Right. I mean, it did for me. So what I did, I didn't finish my, actually my, I didn't finish my story on every day from 10 o'clock to 3:00 PM, I would door knock. And then I would go home in that same list, I'd go to either white pages, four eleven.com or whatever. And I would skip trace the number in out and hammer the phones before I would have dinner. Cause obviously my wife would have killed me if I, if I kept working all night, but that's what I would do all day long and over time.   And that beats you up, that beats you up. If you're hammering that all doing that, if that's the only thing you're going to do. Yeah.   Jesse (19m 44s): That's a lot of fatigue. I mean, even, even in our industry, you do that for your first couple of years at most. And then hopefully, you know, you get some, some deal volume. So Bob, in terms of, for somebody that's, they are completely outside of the realm of, of hiring somebody. It doesn't seem like something that'd be part of their business at this point. A lot of times people that justification will be the costs, which, you know, I think Kevin kind of get dispelled fairly quickly with the fact that you're outsourcing it. But the, just the fact that talk a little bit about the need for one, when people say, I don't think I'm at that stage yet.   Yup.   Bob (20m 22s): And I look at it. It's, it's funny. You said that. Cause I had this conversation earlier with someone too, I look at is, and this is not what I, I, how I looked at things when I first started, I look at things as an investment now. Right. So if you're going to hire somebody, it's not a cost, it's an investment. Right? So we just added a transaction coordinator in our office. And that to me is a huge investment because that's going to give your team is going to be way more right then if you don't have it.   So that's the way I look at adding a, let's say a cold color because you have to look at what we do on a daily basis. And you say, okay, if I'm doing a $10 an hour task, most likely I'm gonna have a $10 an hour bank account, right? Because if you're doing those tasks, our jobs as business owners or whatever role managers, whatever role we are is not to be cold calling all day. It's not to be, you know, spending our time prospecting. It's not to be, you know, doing admin work, posting social media, doing all of that stuff that you should literally look at your calendar for the next two weeks, write down all of your tasks, identify what tasks you could take off of your plate and pass off to somebody else.   Whether it's a virtual assistant or your office assistant, whatever it is. Right. And then you'll realize like, wow, I actually have 20 plus more hours of my week. Hey, you may, you may decide to go to a Leafs game then and get out of office, get out of your office early. But if you have that extra time, then you could decide, Hey, do I want to use that to build this or build this or build this or go on vacation or whatever it is. But you'll realize with an extra 20 hours, you can do a lot.   Jesse (22m 5s): Yeah. For sure. What do you find from the individuals that you work with in real estate? What do you find is the task that they find that is the one that they end up saying, this is something I, I need more time to do or when they take these other things off their plate, they're like, this is really the thing I should be focusing on.   Bob (22m 23s): So are you saying that the tasks typically that they're doing, are you saying then that when that's off or do they do   Jesse (22m 29s): Once, once they offload, like you said, you go through your tasks, you, you identify the ones that you don't need to be there that you can offload to the VA after that, do you find there's one or two tasks that those individuals find that, okay, here, this is what I should be focusing on. Okay.   Bob (22m 44s): So yeah, that's kind of tough question, but I'll give you, I'll give you the answer of me personally. What happens when you, you're not overwhelmed and you're not looking at this phone, you want you, you're not checking the list and checking the box. You could actually take a step back and look at your business through a 10,000 foot overview. And once you actually can do that, it's kind of like sports, right? When you're, when you get better, the game gets slower, right? So it's kind of the same concept. And in, in, in business, if you could then have more time, you could pull yourself out, you could see how things are moving, right.   They move really, really slow. So now you'll be looking at your acquisition team, how many calls and now you can really oversee them. How many calls are they doing? Maybe you're going to listen to calls maybe, oh, you're going to realize, now you need to add another individual on your team. So you could really look at it on a and again, this all depends on what type of business you're in. If you're in the commercial brokerage right now, you're going to be building relationships, going to dinner with a banker or with a v-neck or you'll have that much more time to build your business and look at your business in a different light.   Does that, does that?   Jesse (23m 51s): It makes sense. Yeah. A hundred percent. And I think it, it, it is probably a tough question because I find it'll probably be different for each type of individual and worker or, or type of entrepreneur, especially. I think that's a good point because I feel like most entrepreneurs like pure entrepreneurs at heart, I think are, are creative and big picture. And part of, one of the worst things you can do is get them bogged down in, in my new HSA and task oriented things. And like you said, it's almost like a it's sports or it's like Neo in the matrix, everything kind of slows down and you know, you're seeing everything around you and you can finally say, you know, what are we doing in six months?   What are we doing a year from now? And have that big picture plan.   Bob (24m 33s): Yeah. And you can start, you can start doing quarterly, you know, start setting quarterly goals. And you know, a great book has traction. Right? Very, very good book to read, to start that scaling up as another one, but it's really good. You could now start implementing this in your business and you could do more training. You know, there's nothing more important as you know, is, is training your team because, you know, if you could have spend more time on the ground with the team training, they're going to be that much better themselves in the companies you have that much better.   Yeah.   Jesse (25m 3s): Fair enough. So when you let, for example, if you have somebody that, whether it's, you know, most listeners are on the real estate end on the investment side, when you have an individual that's looking for a virtual assistant, they hire the virtual assistant. Do you find that there's kind of a hierarchy of tasks that you, you know, you say start with these types of things before you go, for instance, into more sales oriented stuff. So here's an email list that we need cleaned up, or here's a know here's some administration work that we need done and then move them towards sales or cold calling or acquisition, or is there it's, everything's, you know, everybody's different.   Bob (25m 42s): Yeah. You know what, that's an extra, very good question. And the answer is everyone's different. We identify that right or front, because the way our process is we have a sourcing and recruiting team in the Philippines. We also have a training team where they train three to four weeks a month on real estate tasks. And then we have a placements team where we use predictive and index and disc profiling. So once it gets to the placements team, we already know when sales comes in, when an individual wants a cold call, or let's say, it's almost like match.com and in placements, right.   They match up the, the disc profile, that predictive index in the qualities that, that particular virtual assistant has with the tasks that you're looking for, I'm looking for. So that's what we do as a company to match them up. Because you know, you know, this, if you've ever, if you've ever gone on a company like Upwork, it's a pain in the butt, right. You have to sift through hundreds and hundreds. I mean, I hired here in my office and I use wise hire or indeed or whatever, it's the concept I got to do all the heavy lifting.   Right. So we, what we did in our, my Reva global company is we funded all of that heavy lifting and just hand it over to them.   Jesse (26m 53s): Yeah. It's funny. It's almost a, the irony of when you do go on Upwork, you almost want a virtual assistant to, to hire for you on Upwork tonight. When you, when you say disk, just, just so I'm following you, it's like the personality tests, like the, the profile. Okay. So you go to that, to that level of, of granularity when you're trying to match up the VA with the professional. Yep. Correct. And what, what was the kind of the origin of that approach where you start actually looking at all right, is this person really psychologically the right person for this task or for this, this matchup?   Yeah.   Bob (27m 32s): And you started looking at that over the years. You know, it started, like I said, I started this in 2014, you'll realize that, you know, cold callers tend to be a certain kind of profile. Right. And you'll have, you know, bookkeepers are a certain type of profile because you'll never want to put, and I'll give you an example. These is accurate it's dominance, right? So you have dominance and eyes for influence interaction or interactive. So those type of individuals, they love being on the phone. Right.   You know, just the fi finish up that S S is for, for a steadiness and a CS for consciousness. Those are more of your bookkeepers that are really attention to detail. You know, you know, there's a lot of salespeople, you know, their attention to detail. Sometimes you don't want them.   Jesse (28m 19s): There's a couple of zeros there.   Bob (28m 21s): Exactly. So that's how we look at that to, to help, you know, find the best fit.   Jesse (28m 27s): Yeah. And I think that's a missing piece with a lot of it. I think that goes for not even VAs. I think that's just hiring in general, trying to match up culture. And that's, you know, it goes back to the beginning of our discussion here, you know, where you have certain industries, I find are more conducive to X athletes. It's a very, you'll have very similar cultures and working together.   Bob (28m 49s): Yep. Yeah. There's I mean, you know, ex athletes, it's typically it's sales, right? You got a lot of Phi X app, that's going in a financial industry, right. Medical industry, same thing, pharmaceutical industry. That's a lot of how, how a lot of these companies, actually, I got a buddy that's pretty high up in principal financial, and that's what they do. They look at, you know, they look at resumes from, from bigger companies. And I know there's a lot of colleges that are tying to some companies now, which is actually really, really, really good.   And you know, the funnel.   Jesse (29m 21s): Yeah. Would you not to put you on the spot here, but would you be able to name a couple tasks or jobs that you would think, or that most people think is, is something they wouldn't put on a VA, but, but you've, you've found success in it or are there certain things that people are surprised that VA's can, can do?   Bob (29m 43s): Yeah. I mean, on the multifamily level, just talk about the multifamily side. We have a lot of our multi-family investors. We have a lot of our blog. We have a lot of single family investors that own hundreds of units. Right. I have one individual that has 15 virtual assistants with us that does everything from bookkeeping to taking tenant calls, to doing tenant placements. Right. So those are some of the things off the bat right away. The other marketing properties that are actually some of those properties that go vacant, someone needs to then start marketing them and push them around to all of the sites that they have.   The there's a, some syndicated sites. So you push them out too. So there's a lot of those types of tasks that other people don't think of in reference to that. Another one is, is a big part of all of our businesses. I mean, you have a podcast, right. It's using a virtual assistant to splice up your videos and send it out to your, whether it's your email list or whatever list that you have posting it on YouTube posting on Instagram, posting it on Facebook, all that kind of stuff that takes a lot of time. And it's a pain in the butt, right.   So I have a podcast. That's what we do.   Jesse (30m 52s): Yeah. 100%. It is a, it becomes a bit of a full-time job, but, and once you hit your stride with something like that, really the hardest, the hardest part I found is the, is that setup piece. So like you're saying whether it's going an Upworker, it's going on another site, it really, a lot of it is that finding people and you find, you find that you, you really need a virtual system for that job itself, just trying to get other people on.   Bob (31m 15s): Yup. Yeah, for sure. And, and, you know, it took me a little while at the beginning and that, that was the business model that we, we figured out at the beginning because of the pain, you know, I felt you could go for places that, you know, I always look at in this kind of funny, you look at, I look at my company, I'm not the cheapest. Right. And I've, I've come to realize after 17 plus years in business, if you go for the cheapest, you're going to get the cheapest. Right. That's the way it's pretty, you know, you start looking at that, the older we get, you start seeing things a little different.   And I always go back to, to this one of my first houses I ever bought, I bought a home Depot cheap door for 99 bucks. And the, and it was a you're the next door and every winter and every summer, my, either he bill or electric bill was through the roof. And I was looking at that door doors. I think I probably should've spent probably over 500 bucks and I probably would have saved thousands of them, thousands and thousands of dollars. So that's the way I look at, you know, you pay for in life, you pay for what you get rewarded, you pay for   Jesse (32m 22s): Yeah. A hundred percent. So just wrapping up close to the end here, we usually have a set of questions. We ask every guest, but before we do them, I'm, you know, selfishly on the VA side, I have a question about email and calendar management and, you know, just like a lot of these things that you think can't get outsourced, that it turns out that you can, from an email management point of view, how, what do you recommend if somebody is they've, you know, for whatever business it is, they want somebody to offload or shoulder some of the things that they're doing through email, you know, for strategies from that point of view, whether it's calendar and email, just email and you know, what techniques do you find these that, that people are, that are the VA's are doing?   Are, you know, the aggregating, the most important ones. Are you training them up on that piece?   Bob (33m 13s): Yeah. So just on, on email management, I mean, we could get, I don't know how many emails you get a day, but I get a billion. Right. And you get some that don't, you know, they're just junk mail. You signed up for a Travelocity Expedia and they sell your email over to something else and they sell it to something else. Right. So I find what works out well as virtual assistance, just sifting through and going through each, probably each hour and then getting through some of those. And then we set up a side email to send the really important ones over to.   So that's how it worked out very well. It saves that does save a lot of time. I know it sounds so simple, but if you actually took the time and you're like, all right, you're looking at, you're looking at your emails, how many junk emails you actually get per day or emails that just waste your time and are not important for you on a daily basis. It's hours upon hours on a day.   Jesse (34m 8s): Yeah. And it's, it's time is one piece of it. But I think another piece for sure is just the stress. It's, you know, when you look at your phone and there's 200 emails or there's 78, whatever it is like you go, if somebody can be like, okay, I have somebody, whatever. I was just text message or emailed. I know those are the important ones. I don't have to stress about it. I can manage it. Yeah.   Bob (34m 26s): And I, I know if anyone's like me, it's I look at this, I gotta get mine down to zero.   Jesse (34m 31s): Yeah. I'm the same way. I, if it's over like 20, I'm starting to get stressed. Awesome. Well, we've got four questions. We typically ask every guest. So if you are a, if you're ready to go off, throw them at you, let's do it. All right. What's something, you know, now in your career or business, you wish you knew when you started out   Bob (34m 52s): Don't chase the shiny objects. Because typically those shiny objects where losing a lot of money and wasted a lot of time.   Jesse (34m 60s): I like it in terms of mentorship for younger people getting into, in, into the industry, whether it's real estate or other specific areas, what would you say to them? What's your view on mentorship?   Bob (35m 12s): I say 100% invest in it. 100% because mentors will cut your learning curve over time and will make you way more money than being a, a lone Wolf in a, in a solo preneur and saying, Hey, I can do it all myself. You know, if you learn anything from, from, from sports it's you need a team. I don't care if it's Wayne Gretzky, right? Wayne, Gretzky has a team with them. Doesn't matter. Right? I mean, look, how good look, how good Toronto is? They have a lot of sprinkles stars, right?   If they learn how to play together, they might win a cup. Right?   Jesse (35m 46s): So fingers crossed any resources or books you're reading right now that you'd, you can share with the listeners.   Bob (35m 55s): I would, I would definitely say books like scaling up or traction or some of the books that 100% I would highlight. And we talk about our, in our business, outside these walls here all the time. And I think those are, if you're going to read some books, those are very, very powerful books. The other one is one of the, the ones that I think is for me, it has been very powerful as a it's called a compound effect. Darren. That's a very good one. Yep.   Jesse (36m 21s): First car make and model.   Bob (36m 23s): First car was a Nissan Maxima, white Nissan Maxima. This is when I got my signing bonus. I bought a used one. So it was back. This is hallway back.   Jesse (36m 33s): That's awesome. Right on Bob. Where, where can listeners find you on the interwebs?   Bob (36m 40s): Yep. Actually you go to my website@rivaglobal.com, R E V a global.com. I'm on Facebook. I'm on LinkedIn. I'm on Instagram. So you can find us there. We have a podcast called Friday coffee break. It's on every Friday at 10:00 AM. Eastern standard time. So you check me out there and yeah, all my contact information is out there.   Jesse (37m 4s): My guest today has been Bob Bob. Thanks for being part of working capital.   Bob (37m 9s): Awesome, Jesse, thanks for having me.   Jesse (37m 18s): Thank you so much for listening to working capital the real estate podcast. I'm your host, Jesse for galley. If you liked the episode, head on to iTunes and leave us a five-star review and share on social media, it really helps us out. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on Instagram, Jesse for galley, F R a G a L E, have a good one. Take care.

Hockey Press Pass
Kelly Hrudey on Goaltending, Gretzky, Grating Trade Rumors, Joining the Islanders Dynasty, the Easter Epic, Broadcasting, and His Family's Important Mission

Hockey Press Pass

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 53:07


In a hockey career spanning four decades, Kelly Hrudey has been a star goaltender for the Islanders and Kings and a highly-respected analyst on television. From beginning to end of this conversation, Hrudey wears his heart on his sleeve as he shares thoughts on his broadcasting career, his journey as a young goalie at the end of the Islanders dynasty, his 73-save heroics in the Easter Epic, what it was like to be welcomed by Wayne Gretzky and the Kings, and what he calls “the most important work of my career.”Host: Chris BottaExecutive Producer: Dani Rylan KearneyProducer: Pat Boyle Stick Taps: @MoreGoodDayscEpisode 7 Rundown:· Kelly Hrudey names the three best shooters he faced in his NHL career. · His transition from being a player to having to be critical as an analyst· Wondering about Matthew Barnaby's on-ice reaction after Kelly ripped his play, when Kelly was broadcasting while still playing in the NHL, and how he communicates with players and executives after he has been critical · As an NHL player who had his life turned upside down when he was traded once, his reaction to being in the studio when trade rumors are being reported – and the one time he thought he was getting fired · The first time he thought he would be interested in a career in broadcasting (it actually goes all the way back to his early days with the Islanders) · We ask Kelly, “Although it's the most important position in the game, are goaltenders too often easy targets for getting trashed by analysts, coaches and fans”?· Are there aspects of the NHL quality of play that can be better?· The advice he would give an NHLer who's about to begin a broadcasting career· The impact of his mom and dad on how he conducts himself, but also the competitive fire that burned within· A “magical” time getting drafted in 1980 by the Islanders, who were on the road to winning four consecutive Stanley Cups· How lessons learned from Billy Smith, Al Arbour and the Islanders helped him play 15 years in the NHL· Memories of leading the Islanders to a 4-OT victory over the Caps in the Easter Epic· Why he was devastated by his trade by the Islanders, but felt better when he learned who pushed the Kings to trade for him· A “magical” time getting drafted in 1980 by the Islanders, who were about to win four consecutive Stanley Cups· How lessons learned from Billy Smith, Al Arbour and the Islanders helped him play 15 years in the NHL.· His family's mission – what Kelly calls “the greatest work of my career”

The Suspendables
#122 Gretzky and Messier Debut as Regular TV Analysts

The Suspendables

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 59:42


This week the boys review their recent interview with Dan Quinn. Listenership continues to skyrocket! Russ tells a great story about a classic burn from Paul Coffey. The guys get into the times Russ got suspended – once from The Keg and once from his 6th grade playground. They discuss whether coaches or managers actually ask their players to cross the line. Lenny Dykstra made how much money from his car wash business? The guys review how their pals – Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Chris Chelios, Rick Tocchet and others – made out in their new TV debuts. Imagine being on a 2 on 1 with Gretzky and setting him up perfectly. Russ did just that in New York. Russ talks about his trade to Montreal, why he chose #6 and how he wished he'd been able to learn French. And they take listener emails, one of which set Russ on an emotional road, talking in detail about the tragic story of his father.

3v3 Podcast
Episode 118: What team & narrator we'd like for a hockey documentary

3v3 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 64:41


Episode 118: Discussion about what team & narrator we'd like for a hockey documentary. Thoughts on the new TNT NHL hockey panel, with Wayne Gretzky & Charles Barkley. Other thoughts on ESPN's NHL opening night broadcast. Comments about the first couple of games for the Seattle Kraken. The New York Rangers liberal use of putting A's on players' jerseys. The 2022 Olympic hockey roster announcements. Question of the week: Give one, two, or three stipulations as to how you think the first three Olympic teams' roster spots should have been named. Recorded 17 October 2021

The Master Plan
Alex Ovechkin: The Greatest Goalscorer of All-time

The Master Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 26:16


Yes better than Wayne Gretzky ;). Alex Ovechkin: 790 Goals in 16 Seasons, Wayne Gretzky: 894 Goals in 20 Seasons. Can Ovi catch up, we shall see. https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/capitals/alex-ovechkin-best-goalscorer-history-says-olie-kolzig https://bleacherreport.com/articles/761806-eight-reasons-why-alexander-ovechkin-is-the-greatest-player-in-the-world --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-philipkosky/support

Bardown Beauties
#95. Wes Walz; Wild'n Out with Walzy

Bardown Beauties

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 55:33


Hockey, hockey and MORE hockey. Did you expect anything else? We bring in our pal Wes Walz to breakdown, preview and bring chaotic takes to the 2021-22 Minnesota Wild season.  Plus, Wayne Gretzky going bardown on Charles Barkley -- things you love to see on NHL on TNT (and some things we don't love to see with the new broadcast)  Presented by SotaStick (https://sotastickco.com/) - Brought to you by Jim Beam (https://www.jimbeam.com/,) Bettor Edge (https://www.bettoredge.com/ - Promo Code “BEAUTS” for $10 FREE) & State Farm Agent Tony Hoaglund (https://www.champlininsurance.com/)

Puck Soup
Wayne Gretzky, Very Famous

Puck Soup

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 94:05


The boys welcome Dimitri Filipovic of EP Rinkside to discuss the first week of hockey on TNT and ESPN, from bad abbreviations to Wayne Gretzky Mania; the big contracts handed out to Charlie McAvoy, Brady Tkachuk, Nick Suzuki and others; early impressions of NHL teams; Alex Ovechkin; "Needle in a Timestack"; The MLB Guardians Project and baseball playoffs! Sponsored by Manly Bands, BetterHelp and Mascaped.

Holy Crap It's Sports
Holy Crap It's Sports 351 October 15 2021

Holy Crap It's Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 125:53


It's Braves vs Dodgers again, SF Giants screwed by same umpire twice, another play that MLB in all its ignorance refuses to review, Cards fire manager, Yankees fire coaches, Greatest CFB players ever from Arkansas California & Colorado, what happens to your NIL money if you're benched I'm looking at you Spencer Rattler, Paul Finebaum says James Franklin is next coach at Southern Cal & Bama is going down, what SEC coaches get paid, ESPN still the NFL's biach, Pete Rose goes off on Joey Gallo, let them vote on Pete Rose for the HoF, WTH is on top of Wayne Gretzky's head? Myles Garrett's spooky QB Hallowe'en decorations, Strange life & death of boxer Stanley Ketchel, chickens come home to roost for Adam Schefter, former Hawks player says vaccine gave him blood clots, petedavis.buzzsprout.com, Pete's Tweets, This Day in Sports History. Come for breakdown of Braves-Dodgers NLCS, stay for clueless ESPN Sportscenter anchor who doesn't know baseball but then I repeat myself 

Daily Fire with John Lee Dumas
Wayne Gretzky shares some DAILY FIRE

Daily Fire with John Lee Dumas

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 1:26


You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. –Wayne Gretzky Check out John Lee Dumas' award winning Podcast Entrepreneurs on Fire on your favorite podcast directory. For world class free courses and resources to help you on your Entrepreneurial journey visit EOFire.com

Dr. Hockey
Cholesterol Check!

Dr. Hockey

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 62:00


Dr. Jay Calvert & Dr. Jason Berkley chat with Cholesterol expert & Cardiothoracic Surgeon - Dr. Michael Richman! The docs talk to Dr. Richman about his work advocating for smarter, more effective heart health through better lipid management, advanced testing, and the latest cutting-edge research! The docs discuss his center for Cholesterol management, medical advocacy, the five risk factors for heart disease & how to protect your cardiovascular health! Plus he's a Blackhawks fan! Check out Dr. Richman at paladinmds.com

Boomer & Gio
10/14/21 - Boomer & Gio Show - Hour 3 (8am-9am)

Boomer & Gio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 39:38


We heard some more details surrounding the Larry Miller story, Jack called in from Long Island called in with a similar story to Miller's, the guys wonder if they have anyone in their phones that killed someone, more on Wayne Gretzky's TNT debut, Jerry Recco delivers another update, Kyrie Irving attempts to clear the air, Zach Wilson knows that he needs to let it rip, Gio recalls getting the 'yips' and blames Boomer for it, ping-pong is a sport, the Dodgers will be in San Francisco tonight to battle the Giants, the Rangers get thumped, public speaking, Gio's Keto diet seems to be working and Dan in Carteret assures the guys that he is not a murderer.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

StribSports Daily Delivery
Wild and Wolves fans should brace for more TV frustration + How sports betting ties into it all

StribSports Daily Delivery

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 32:01


Introduction: Host Michael Rand watched the new-look NHL on TNT on Wednesday and came away with a positive outlook. There's something about the production quality on TNT that has always been high, and the channel has had massive success with its NBA studio show. If it can keep working to brand the NHL the same way -- having Charles Barkley playing goalie for Wayne Gretzky on Wednesday's debut was a good start -- the league will be in good hands. 5:00: Jason Gurwin from The Streamable joins the show for an update on where we stand with fans' ability -- and inability -- to watch Bally Sports North. Subscribers to Hulu and YouTube TV have been without BSN (formerly Fox Sports North) for about a year now, and there's no relief in sight. What we need now is a recalibration of our expectations. The problem is that for cord-cutters who don't want an expensive cable or satellite package, any sort of direct-to-consumer app offering a full package of in-market games they want doesn't seem to be on the immediate horizon. So viewers are stuck between the recent past and the distant future. 18:00: Rand gives some expanded thoughts on how the TV question ties into the question of legal sports gambling, while answering several reader emails from the larger story he wrote Sunday about the explosion of sports betting nationwide and what it means for Minnesota. He also shares some personal experiences about betting on offshore apps, something that is widespread. 29:00: If you're not watching the WNBA right now, you're missing out.

Fescoe in the Morning
10/14 - 6 am - Sounds Promising

Fescoe in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 57:34


Wayne Gretzky's hair was all the buzz last night & it's time for the Chiefs to turn this thing around. Plus, we head out to DC to check in with Chris Russell of The Team 980, Patrick Mahomes says they're not feeling the heat, Bob thinks this blueprint might be real, Darrel Williams is looking forward to the challenge, another one bites the dust, this is what a leader sounds like, and Pat's just being honest.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

7:31 AM
October 14th, 2021: 'The Mandalorian' Has Begun Filming Season 3, Giants vs Dodgers, WNBA Finals Game 2 & More.

7:31 AM

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 6:02


On today's show:Happy Birthday Stephen A. Smith!On This Day: In 1979, Wayne Gretzky scored his first NHL Goal.Season 3 of ‘The Mandalorian' Has Begun Filming.PlayStation Plus Members are Getting Five Games in November.San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers Face Off in Game 5.Kyler Murray Rocked Bruce Lee Thigh Pads on Sunday.WNBA Finals Game 2.For more details on these stories and many more, follow ONE37pm on IG, Twitter, FB and TT.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Athletic Hockey Show: A show about the NHL
Alex Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals-Rangers falls flat, Morgan Geekie's goal celebration, oddly specific team predictions and more

The Athletic Hockey Show: A show about the NHL

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 65:01


NHL Hockey that counts is back, and Ian Mendes and Sean McIndoe discuss a Capitals-Rangers matchup that did not quite live up to expectations, while Ovechkin scored two goals. Also, Seattle fans are officially brought to the league with a call that doesn't go their way, and Vegas players take offense to Morgan Geekie's celly. Next, they discuss Sean's piece on weirdly specific team predictions, and Ian pitches the "Down Goes Brown Internship Program". Then in the mailbag, teams that should risk it all for Jack Eichel, surprise picks to make the Stanley Cup Final, and in "This Week in Hockey History", a look at a neutral site game between Calgary and Minnesota in Saskatchewan, and Wayne Gretzky passing Gordie Howe to become NHL's all-time leading point scorer. Have a question for Ian and Sean? Email theathletichockeyshow@gmail.com, or leave a VM at (845) 445-8459! Get 50% off of an annual subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/hockeyshow

Ferrall on the Bench
10-13-21 Hour 1

Ferrall on the Bench

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 43:09


Ferrall talks about all of tonight's NHL action and Wayne Gretzky's debut as a TV analyst

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy and a sports media roundtable with Kavitha Davidson of The Athletic and Chad Finn of The Boston Globe

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 111:32


Episode 163 of the Sports Media Podcast features three guests. First up is Jeff Van Gundy, the lead NBA analyst for ESPN and ABC's NBA game coverage. He is followed by a media roundtable with Kavitha Davidson, a sports and culture writer for The Athletic and the host of Culture Calculus podcast, and Chad Finn, the sports media writer and columnist for the Boston Globe. In this podcast Van Gundy discusses how he prepares for an upcoming season; why he thinks he has lasted in broadcasting as long as he has;  if having money in the bank gives you freedom to say things; his reaction to Kyrie Irving not playing or practicing with the Nets until he is eligible to be a full participant; his thoughts on players doing their own vaccination research; whether the Raptors can attract transcendent free agents; how forthcoming he finds coaches in pregame production meeting; why the NBA hates when you criticize referees  and much more. Davidson and Finn discuss Jon Gruden resigning as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders following reports that emails he wrote over a 10-year period included racist, misogynistic and anti-gay language; what ESPN's responsibility is here if any; what's next with the reporting of this story; NFL's national viewership and why the numbers are up in 2021; the idea of momentum scheduling by the league; the connection between quarterbacks and viewership; Sage Steele being taken off ESPN's airwaves; what the future holds for Steele at ESPN; how we think ESPN and Turner Sports will do with the NHL; what Wayne Gretzky might be as a studio analyst for Turner;  who should be the future play by play broadcaster for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball; why Alex Rodriguez is much better served as a studio analyst and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Athletic Hockey Show: A show about the NHL
NHL opening night has arrived, Dom Lusczyszyn talks projected standings, player tiers, and much more, plus Multiple Choice Madness to close the show

The Athletic Hockey Show: A show about the NHL

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 63:28


First, Ian and Hailey talk about opening night of the 2021-22 NHL season, how great it is for the game of hockey to be back on ESPN, and debuting on TNT, this year, how Wayne Gretzky will fare as a TV analyst, ideal opening night matchups, and more. Then, The Athletic's own Dom Lusczyszyn joins the show to discuss his projected season standings and player tiers, which fan based is the most annoyed with him about his analysis, why his model appears to be overrating the Seattle Kraken, Metro Division playoff locks, potential biggest disappointments, who drives the bus on The Perfect Line and the Boston Bruins, big contracts for Nick Suzuki and Mika Zibanejad, and more. Plus, to close things out, Ian and Hailey run through a series of Multiple Choice Madness questions including certainties about this coming hockey season, the most unpredictable team in the league right now, and who will have a better statistical season, Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin. There's still time to join The Athletic Hockey Show's official fantasy hockey pool on OfficePools.com: http://www.officepools.com/invite/classic/m/HAFE2H6Q And, right now, you can save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic when you visit http://theathletic.com/hockeyshow

The Chirp with Daren Millard
Rick Tocchet talks Turner Sports, Jon Cooper, McDavid & Lehner; Millard's bold predictions

The Chirp with Daren Millard

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 41:39


Daren is joined by Rick Tocchet (1:30). Tocchet explains how he's preparing for his new role with Turner Sports, talks about his long-time relationship with Wayne Gretzky and why he will be more than happy to disagree with him on television. He shares a story about a secret he had to keep while rooming with Gretzky (8:50) and talks about the "team" atmosphere that they are trying to build on the Turner set. Daren asks him about Tampa Bay's quest for a 3rd straight Stanley Cup, the questions surrounding the Maple Leafs and the Golden Knights having to rely on Robin Lehner as their No.1 goalie (14:00). Rick played with a lot of GREAT players, including Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky and Eric Lindros and he explains what it was like playing with premier players and is asked how Connor McDavid stacks up with those guys (12:00). What's the over/under on Paul Bissonnette slipping up and using foul language on the Turner set? Rick explains how Biz is going to handle the new gig and why the Turner producers have set the entire panel up for success (26:36). Daren wraps up the episode with some BOLD PREDICTIONS for the 2021-22 season and we'll tell you right now, one of his predictions is as outlandish as can be... it's bordering on insane (35:55).