In this episode, you'll also hear:How God called Pastor Jim to plant a church in a location that was very opposed to the idea – and how God opened those doors anywayHow to keep going when you feel like giving upThe unique process Pastor Jim went through to turn his thesis into a bookImportant questions for leaders to ask about communicating and connecting with all generationsHow to deal with “us vs them” mentalitiesPastor Jim's advice for those struggling with intense internal battles BIO:James W. Wickham and his wife, Isla, reside in beautiful Southern Maryland, about an hour and half from Washington, D.C.. In July of 1986, they planted Living Word Community Church, which they still pastor. They led Living Word from its infancy, through the several stages of growth, until today they have their own building with plans of future growth and expansion. Both are passionate about people experiencing the transforming power of Christ's love, the presence of God, and teachers of the Word of God. For almost forty years, James has filled various levels of leadership positions for the District Ministry Network, plus for over 20 years, he has served on the board of a local Crises Pregnancy Center. In addition to the position of pastor, counselor, mentor, and coach, he holds B.Th., B.A., M.A., and D.Min. degrees. He and his wife have three grown married children with eight grandchildren. GET CONNECTED:Facebook: www.facebook.com/people/James-W-Wickham/1788947756/Get Pastor Jim's book: www.amazon.com/Facilitating-Change-Reach-All-Generations-ebook/dp/B08RTVH5TT/ EPISODE SPONSOR: The Connect & Convert Content ClubSound familiar? You know how important it is to build an author platform BUT you're struggling! Deep down, you just want to glorify God, write, connect with your readers, and earn a comfortable living... NOT be stuck in a never-ending cycle of planning, researching, and creating content! Right? Then how would you like to have amazing, fresh, new, and engaging content EVERY MONTH yet NEVER have to worry about marketing again? It IS Possible!The Connect & Convert was created to relieve stress, save time, and help non-fiction Authors and Aspiring authors build a brand and following quickly - a following is that willing to invest in their book and the next step - a course, bible study, coaching program, or consultation.Ready to really connect with your audience and create a bigger impact? Click the link below to get started:https://265point.com/contentclub
Northanger Abbey Chapters 9-12These chapters include Catherine finally getting the chance to dance with her beloved Mr. Tilney once again. However, just before she is supposed to go walking with him and his sister, therefore solidifying their connection, she is kidnapped by the horrible Mr. Thorpe. Surely her chances with Tilney are over! This week Catrina and Elle talk about the absolutely terrible John Thorpe. Seriously, this guy is literally the worst - and this is coming from two people who know all about Wickham, Willoughby, and Mr. Collins. Also, make sure to check out our friends at Smart Podcast, Trashy Books, another great podcast from the Frolic Podcast Network. Wit Beyond Measure is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to atFrolic.media/podcasts
Miss Bingley warns Elizabeth not to trust Wickham, meanwhile Mr. Collins realizes that Darcy is related to his patroness, Lady Catherine. It's classic literature brought to life with dramatic readings by The New Classical FM's Marilyn Lightstone!
Izzy Meakin (host of the What the Austen Podcast) joins hosts Mia and Allie for Austen August! They discuss the brilliance of the multi-hyphenate Dame Emma Thompson, debate about who is a worse Wickham or Willoughby, and talk a lot about sheep. __ SHOW INFORMATION Instagram: @P.S.ILoveRomComsPod Twitter: @P.S.ILoveRomComsPod Email: P.S.ILoveRomComsPod@gmail.com
The Longbourn ladies meet a mysterious new man in town, Mr. Wickham. Lizzy learns some scandalous new information about Mr. Darcy. Wickham has given her a lot to think about! A good night's rest will give her, and you, time to think. Let tonight's story help you drift off into comfortable sleep. ----- Welcome to the Jane Austen Bedtime Stories podcast! Each episode is a section of a classic Jane Austen novel, read in soothing tones and set to calming music to help you fall asleep. With everything that is going on in the world, we find comfort in the familiar. For so many of us, Jane Austen's works are like a warm hug. So snuggle up under the covers and let the comforting words of Jane Austen lull you into sleep. ----- Music ["Reverie"] by Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
England has a great collection of bird observatories, mostly spaced around the coastline, some on islands, some on the main island. Sophie Wickham, my guest on this episode is the warden at the Holme Bird Observatory in Norfolk County. We talk about her job there, the observatory and the system of observatories in England, the birds seen there and British birding in general. Here is a like to the Holme Bird Observatory website and here is the Norfolk Ornithologists Association site. See the blog post on the Bird Banter website for more details. Until next time. Good birding and good day.
Mayor Peter Long joined us today to update us on upcoming Community Info Sessions being held from next week across Karratha, Dampier, Roebourne, Point Samson and Wickham. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week's guest is Terry Wickham. The hard-working and much-admired Producer of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Thing is – there is no Festival this year. However, after much discussion, they have come up with a Plan B. To quote The Doobie Brothers they're Taking it to the Streets. It reminds me of Dan Mangan's Sidedoor concept. Hosts need artists. Artists need hosts. So, Terry and his team have come up with Taking it to the Streets. Music fans can offer their street, lawn, backyard, deck, pier. Artists will all be from the Edmonton area. Terry explains how you can apply to be a host. Find the complete details so you can consider them wisely. And check out the playlist below – Lots of new tunes from
Tonight, we shall read the next part of “Pride and Prejudice”, written by Jane Austen. If you'd like to listen from the beginning, please find and listen to all the previous episodes easily at snoozecast.com/series.In the previous episode, the Bennet sisters attend the much anticipated ball at Netherfield. Elizabeth makes the mistake of talking with her odious cousin Mr. Collins, and becomes obligated out of politeness to accept the first two dances with him. She had designs to dance with Wickham then, but either way Wickham does not show up at the ball. While Jane has a wonderful time with Mr. Bingley, poor Lizzy makes matters worse by dancing with Mr. Darcy, whom she has judged to be detestable. We will pick up with Lizzy and Jane chatting, during the ball.— read by 'V' —
On this episode we talk to Dr Sara Wickham, a midwife, best-selling author, speaker and researcher. Sara is the Director of the Birth Information Project. She divides her time between speaking, writing, facilitating online courses, creating resources, and undertaking consultancy services for midwifery and health-related organisations around the world. Today we are discussing all things Anti D. We delve into the founding history of Anti d – who discovered it, how it's made, what monkeys have got to do with Anti-D, the limitations in the research, and where we are at in current maternity practice. It's a jam-packed show!Plus Rachel and Sara discuss their, let's say unusual, hobby of being guideline detectives! Sara's passion is "Getting good information out so women and families know what the evidence is and know what they want to do." This episode is both wonderfully informative and full of discoveries you've probably never heard before and of course some laughter along the way!LINKS:Sara's website https://www.sarawickham.com/Sara on Instagram @drsarawickham
Hey y'all, Rakes gonna rake. Julie's off for this episode, so Allison and Janine are joined by friend-of-the-show Amelia Buzzell for this chat about the live-streamed performance of Adrian Lukis' one-man show Being Mr. Wickham. Lydia's doing very well, thank you for asking. Lots of love, Allison, Julie, and Janine
After a disappointing day at Wembley, we at the BBB Podcast are here to try and pick your spirits up with a special podcast. In this episode, Travis Flock sat down with Tyler Wickham, who is assistant coach for the men's football team at Notre Dame College. In the first part of the podcast, Tyler discusses how he got into watching Chelsea and football in general when he was growing up. While on that subject, the conversation turns to looking at Mourinho and his management style at Tottenham (before his sacking was announced). In the second half, the guys take a deep look at the coaching system in America at all ages, and ponder whether the system is best designed to produce technical players.
Hey y'all, We're joined this week by the GOAT Caroline Bingley and our new favorite dog choreographer, Jeanne Simpson! Jeanne talks to us about her experience on Wishbone, why she loves Jane Austen, and what it's like to choreograph a dance about learning to use the shitter. It's a very special episode. We hope you enjoy listening to our conversation even half as much as we enjoyed having it. You'll hear more about these things in the episode, but here's Edith Layton on bookshop.org, here's Gotta Dance Productions, and we'll pick a Sunday in June to have a lil' Fitzmob. Next week: Being Mr. Wickham! Lots o' love, Allison, Julie, and Janine
It’s so easy to replace our time “with God” with “doing for God”. Even our personal times of worship can sometimes shift from intimate encounter into preparing for a set, jamming, or writing. Those things aren’t bad & they have their place! But in those moments, they are distracting us from our time with the Lord. So as someone involved in worship what's the best way to approach personal times of encounter? You don’t want to miss Phil Wickham talk about his journey through this very thing on this week’s episode. Mentioned in the Episode Phil’s Newest Release Sacred Pathways Intro Sheet --- If you like what you hear, please leave us a review! Also, feel free to shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org & tell us how we can better serve you and your church through this podcast. Don’t forget to sign up for your FREE 2-week subscription to Worship Online at worshiponline.com/podcast! The Worship Online Podcast is produced by Worship Online in Nashville, TN. Hosted & Produced by Josh Kluge Backing Tracks by Johnluke Lewis
It's back to fancy old England for the conclusion of jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice with Em Hantke! What happens following Elizabeth's brutal rejection of MR. Darcy? What's the real deal with Mr. Wickham? How many visits must be repaid? Will there be scandal? (spoiler for that last one- You bet there will!) Find Em on Twitter @Emburger9
Hey y'all, And now, our first impression of Wishbone's "Furst Impressions." The first in a three-part series. All on Wishbone's "Furst Impressions." This is not a joke, we really are doing three episodes on "Furst Impressions." With only slightly further ado, enjoy. The additional ado: you'll hear about this in the episode, but our next PP is Being Mr. Wickham, which you can see via Theatre Royal, which is livestreaming the show on April 30 and May 1. More details here. (If you don't watch, you'll still enjoy the episodes, we promise. ) Lots of love, Allison, Julie, and Janine
Violinist Nicola Benedetti is performing a new concerto by Mark Simpson, who was winner of both the BBC Young Musician of the Year (as clarinettist) and the BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year. Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra, Mark wrote it specifically with Nicola in mind. We speak with both of them ahead of this Thursday's premiere. Adrian Lukis discusses his one man show, Being Mr Wickham, which imagines Mr Wickham from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice at the age of sixty. Adrian played the young Wickham in the BBC's classic 1995 adaption and is now performing his new play at the country's last remaining Regency theatre, the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. Leila Latif reports on the fallout from last night’s Academy Awards, in which Nomadland won Best Picture and, at the age of 83, Sir Anthony Hopkins became the oldest ever actor to win an Oscar. And Leila reviews Intergalactic, Sky One TV's new science fiction series about a group of female convicts in space who go on the run. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Timothy Prosser Main image: Nicola Benedetti Image credit: Andy Gotts
Kaff-eine is an artist and filmmaker combining art and social impact to capture attention and share stories of those who don't have the platform to speak for themselves. Involved in any number of projects at any one time, she is forever on the go, sharing her energy with others, spotting injustice and batting it down immediately, making safe spaces for anyone that needs them. On the podcast, Kaff-eine talks to us about her entry into street art, how her work intersects with social impact and what she has in the works for a new mural at The Wickham in Brisbane. Kaff-eine online: http://www.kaff-eine.com/ https://www.cheeseagle.com/ https://infinitethanks.org/ https://www.instagram.com/kaffeinepaints/ https://www.facebook.com/Kaff-eine-149607625101287 https://bsafest.com.au/kaff-eine/ Music by: Purple Planet Music
Tonight, we’ll read the next part of “Pride and Prejudice”, written by Jane Austen. If you’d like to listen from the beginning, please find and listen to all the previous episodes easily at snoozecast.com/series.“Pride and Prejudice” follows Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist, who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and eventually comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness.In the previous episode, Elizabeth shares what she heard about Darcy from Wickham with her sister, Jane. Jane takes the more reasonable stance that there must be more to the story. Elizabeth is already sure Wickham is correct.All the sisters attend a ball at Netherfield, and Wickham is not there. Elizabeth feels obliged to dance with Mr. Collins, and she has an awful time. The other sisters have a wonderful time, as dancing was a thrill for them.— read by 'V' —
'Diamond Bill' Barrett earned his nickname by sweet-talking a jewelry store into letting him borrow a $55,000 diamond, which he promptly hocked. Later, he deployed that legendary charm to sweet-talk two heiresses into marrying him, then disappeared with showgirl-turned-trophy-wife Sidi Wirt Spreckels' $100,000 string of pearls. But the mystery remains: Did he really steal Sidi's pearls ... or did he fence them for her? (Hillsboro, Washington County; 1910s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1905c.diamond-bill-barrett-heiress-whisperer-548.html)
The way Julie Wickham sees it FEAR means Face Everything And Recover. After 40 years of living in a dark space with an eating disorder, Julie has finally found the connections that light her soul and the courage to be the hero of her recovery story. Apply to Join the Courage Club. Click the link below: jointhecourageclub.com
Course change! Our heroes didn’t expect a trailer for Star Wars: The Bad Batch, so that takes priority this week. Join Brian, Caitlin, and Matt for plenty of speculation, plus Kenobi casting, Genndy Tartakovsky Clone Wars, baseball, Jane Austen, and The Mighty Ducks. Hear that call…
Today on Sojourner Truth: We continue our coverage on the uptick of racism and violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. In March of 2020, when COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, former White House occupant Donald Trump attempted to link the deadly virus to the people of China. He frequently referred to it as the "China Virus" and made other racist remarks about the disease, making it seem as if they were somehow responsible for it. Now, one year later, even though Trump is no longer in the White House, his words have had tremendous consequences. New data has revealed that over the past year, the number of hate incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI peoples) is greater than previously reported. The data released by Stop AAPI Hate on Tuesday, March 16, revealed nearly 3,800 incidents were reported over the course of roughly a year during the pandemic. This, as a series of mass shootings occurred at three spas or massage parlors in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, on March 16. Our guests are Arlene Inouye and Dr. Karen Umemoto. For our weekly Earth Watch, we speak with Jennifer Wickham about the latest on First Nations people leading a struggle to defend their environment against the coastal gas link pipeline. Jen is a member of Cas Yikh (Grizzly Bear House) in the Gidimten (Bear/Wolf) Clan of the Wetsuweten people. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the University of Victoria with a major in English and a minor in Indigenous Studies, as well as a Bachelor of Education from the University of Northern British Columbia, focusing on secondary years. She is currently working on a feature-length documentary film about Witsuwiten sovereignty as a creative producer. She has broad experience working as an educator, poet, writer, a mental health advocate, and as a community support worker. Jen is currently living in Gidimten yintah in what is now known as northern British Columbia. She loves to bead and spend time with family. She dreams of freedom for her people and bright shiny futures for all the young people. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute presented by Theresa Church of the Global Justice Ecology Project.
Hadley Wickham, chief scientist at RStudio and creator of the Tidyverse, discusses how R and its data science package the TidyVerse are used and created. Host Felienne speaks with Wickham about the design philosophy of the Tidyverse, and how it supports..
Tonight, we’ll read the next part of “Pride and Prejudice”, written by Jane Austen. If you’d like to listen from the beginning, please find and listen to all the previous episodes easily at snoozecast.com/series.“Pride and Prejudice” follows Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist, who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and eventually comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness.In the previous episode, Mr. Collins accompanies the Bennet daughters to Mrs. Philips’ dinner party. Mr. Wickham is there, and Elizabeth is charmed by him, and hears his tale of woe blamed on Mr. Darcy.— read by 'V' —
The late British singer Dusty Springfield was best-known for her seemingly effortless singing and distinctive voice. She had many hits in the 1960s in England and the U.S. We listen back to a 2002 interview with her longtime friend and manager Vicki Wickham, who co-wrote a biography of her. There's a new anthology that collects Springfield's singles for Atlantic Records. Also, we remember the venerable actor Hal Holbrook. He devoted his life and career to playing Mark Twain on stage and in film. He also played the role of Deep Throat in 'All the President's Men.'Finally, Justin Chang reviews two international Oscar submissions: 'Two of Us,' from France, and 'Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time,' from Hungary.
We did it, Tampa! The Bucs are going to the Superbowl, and we're taking the opportunity to share some behind-the-scenes info about all of the phenomenal work the NFL is doing to feed struggling families in our community. Meet one of our Development Team all-stars, Ashley, who helps form partnerships like the one we have with the Bucs to make our mission possible. Learn more about our mission and our partnerships by visiting FeedingTampaBay.org, and following us on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn @FeedingTampaBay!
This episode of The Water Polo Fit podcast features Tony Wickham from PREPD Hydration.PREPD was Developed by Flinders and Yale Universities and is a truly unique and effective product that works in conjunction with your existing hydration protocols to significantly improve hydration and reduce fluid loss.Taken 6-12 hours before exercise, it improves hydration by up to 40% and reduces fluid loss pre, during and post exercise by up to 85% when compared to a sports drink alone.PREPD is doing a special offer of 20% off all products to podcast listeners. All you need to do is listen to the podcast, go to https://prepdhydration.com.au/shop/ and use the code WF20.Tony has also offered samples to any water polo coaches wanting to trial PREPD. For samples write to email@example.com.
Join us as we talk about Nicholas Behan, the perpetrator of the revengeful axe murders of the Wickham couple and the narrow escape of Ellen Holland. We made a Long Island Iced Tea to pair with this week's story. Don't sleep on this drink-- it's still good!True crime portion starts around 15:00Find us on Instagram; @KillerSpiritsPodTwitter @killerspiritsYoutube.com/KillerSpiritsPodPatreon.com/KillerSpirits Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Killerspirits?fan_landing=true)
We are all Unique Walking Stories Just Waiting to be ToldKez Wickham St George is the driver of her own creativity and her passion is to inspire and nurture others to tell their stories. She has travelled extensively including the width and breath of Australia, collecting storeys and experiences.Now Kez can proudly claim that she has nine novels published under her name - three Adventures in the outback published internationally, three nationally in the paranormal genre, two children’s books.Radio Toni Radio Show is broadcast live at 7pm ET Wednesdays on W4WN Radio – The Women 4 Women Network (www.w4wn.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).
Tonight, we’ll read the next part of “Pride and Prejudice”, written by Jane Austen. If you’d like to listen from the beginning, please find and listen to all the previous episodes easily at snoozecast.com/series.“Pride and Prejudice” follows Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist, who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and eventually comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness.In the previous episode, distant cousin Mr. Collins comes to the Bennet Family’s home at Longbourne to find a wife. Although he poses as a man of convictions, his supposed love interest can change in a moment.The girls walk to the nearby town of Meryton, accompanied by Mr. Collins. There, they become enamored by a handsome stranger in uniform named Mr. Wickham. They also bump into Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley at the same time. Elizabeth notices a curious displeasure between the surprise meeting of the stranger and Mr. Bingley.— read by 'V' —
Today Pete speaks to Kez Wickham St George, an author, mentor and artist. Kez is the driver of her own creativity and her passion is to inspire and nurture others to tell their stories. She has travelled extensively including the width and breath of Australia, collecting stories and experiences. KEY TAKEAWAYS On the road in Australia Kez has met lots of young families raising their children on the road. She believes it’s a truly unique and fun way of life for children. The world is different now, there are many people choosing to lead different lifestyles to the traditional way of living. Kez is a bit of a people watcher and listener. She is constantly taking mental notes from the people she sees and speaks to. Kez has been writing since she was a child and has had 10 books published over the past 12 years. An artist for many years, Kez started up a programme called Step Back, teaching people how to look after themselves, take that step back and do some art! The teaching of self-respect is so important. If you don’t respect yourself how can you respect others. Gaining respect for yourself is transformative to your entire life and it can be so easy to self-practice. Fire in the belly for Kez means passion, about what you do, who you connect with and the ‘whys’ of your life. Kez believes in fate. If it’s not meant to be it won’t happen. If you try and push the universe it pushes back, have belief in yourself, set goals in life and things will happen for you. BEST MOMENTS “Who made the rule that having a mortgage makes you happy” “They’re gorgeous people and they all have big hearts and they’re all got big stories” “The wiser you get, the less you say…when you’re younger you have an opinion about everything” “I have a fabulous life Pete” VALUABLE RESOURCES Subscribe to Fire In The Belly Podcast on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fire-in-the-belly/id1499375061) ABOUT THE GUEST Kez Wickham Author, Mentor and Artist. Kez is the driver of her own creativity and her passion is to inspire and nurture others to tell their stories. She has travelled extensively including the width and breath of Australia, collecting stories and experiences. ABOUT THE HOST The ‘Mighty Pete Lonton’ from the ‘Mighty 247’ company is your main host of ‘Fire In The Belly’. Pete is an Entrepreneur, Mentor, Coach, Property Investor, and father of 3 beautiful girls. Pete’s background is in Project Management and Property, but his true passion is the ‘Fire in The Belly’ project itself. His mission is to help others find their potential and become the mightiest version of themselves. Pete openly talks about losing both of his parents, suffering periods of depression, business downturn and burn-out, and ultimately his years spent not stoking ‘Fire In the Belly’. In 2017, at 37 years of age that changed, and he is now on a journey of learning, growing, accepting, and inspiring others. Pete can connect with people and intuitively asks questions to reveal a person’s passion and discover how to live their mightiest life. The true power of ‘Fire In The Belly’ is the Q&A’s - Questions and Actions! The ‘Fire In The Belly’ brand and the programme is rapidly expanding into podcasts, seminars, talks, business workshops, development course, and rapid results mentoring. CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/mightypetelonton/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/mightypete Support the show: https://www.facebook.com/groups/430218374211579/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lydia and Wickham arrive at Longbourn. Elizabeth faces a conversation with Wickham and also learns an incredible secret. She appeals to her aunt for more information and her aunt provides it.Love the podcast? Support us by purchasing some of our awesome merchandise on our RedBubble store.This episode features the voices of Olivia French as Elizabeth Bennet, Daisy Kate Kennington as Lydia Bennet, Liana Skewes as Jane Bennet, Liz Hardiman as Mrs Bennet, and Elliott Gale as Mr Wickham.This production is directed by Liana Skewes, narrated by Olivia French and prepared for production by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French, Liana Skewes and Marli van der Bijl.This podcast was produced by Ballarat National Theatre on the lands of our traditional custodians, the Wadawurrung people. Cast recordings were made in the lands of the Wadawurrung, Djadjawurrung, Wurundjeri and Woi-Wurrung people. Ballarat National Theatre acknowledges and pays respect to our traditional custodians and to their past, present and emerging leaders.Support our community theatre company and help us create future stories by becoming a member or follow Ballarat National Theatre on Instagram and Facebook.Loving this podcast? Get in touch, leave reviews or find our merchandise store by visiting www.prideandprejudicepodcast.com
Time for the perfect Christmas movie review! We're taking on the beloved classic Bridget Jones's Diary, one of Kristin's favorite movies of all time. This "lean" adaptation of Pride and Prejudice with a very sexy Wickham, a very perfect Darcy, and a man we all call Mr... Mister...MISTER... FITZHERBERT! Because that is his name. Songs featured in the podcast include Chaka Khan's I'm Every Woman and Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross's duet Stop Look Listen (To Your Heart). At one point in the podcast Kristin misidentifies Marvin Gaye as Al Green - we apologize for the mix-up.
Where does “hope” or “faith” fit into a year like 2020? During these troubling times, is there anyway for our mental health to be helped by our spiritual health? We reached out to Father Jonathan and Mother Cynthia of All Saints’ Episcopal Church (Corpus Christi, TX) to provide us with their experience during this pandemic ridden year. They share about how they have expanded their church experience into the digital world to continue to not only reach their community but the world. Plus, their compassionate tone and hopeful energy are such a wonderful oasis in the midst of the bleek times that we are currently facing. Enjoy today’s conversation. To get connected with All Saints’ Episcopal Church be sure check out the links below: To visit All Saints’ Website click hereTo visit their Facebook click hereFor more links and ways to connect with All Saints’ click hereTo view the blog post that highlights Crystal Garcia by The Windward Review Vol. 18 click here Do you feel like you need someone to talk to? You are not alone. To talk to someone right now you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at:1-800-273-TALK (8255) OrYou can text TALK to 741741To text with a trained counselor from the Crisis Text Line for Free, 24/7Connect with Us:Visit everything Revolve One by clicking hereTo visit the Revolve One Web Page click hereFor our Instagram Holiday Giveaway Info click hereTo follow us on Facebook click hereEmail the show at firstname.lastname@example.orgWe are on Instagram & Twitter @revolveoneIf you would like to collaborate or advertise with us please email email@example.com or call 361-816-7708.Support the show (http://patreon.com/revolveone)
Our friend Fred Wickham of "Fred Wickham Caravan" joined us for a night of catch up, games and whiskey. Fred is an amazing songwriter and you will hear some tunes from their upcoming album. We are sponsored by "The Majestic Restaurant", "Jaykco Guitar Straps" and "Found Sound KC". Please visit our "Patreon" page and folks, wear a mask, keep safe, keep practicing and remember #morelovelesshugs https://fredwickhamband.com/ http://majestickc.com/ https://www.facebook.com/foundsound.kc http://www.jaykco.com/
Elizabeth returns home to find her mother greatly impacted by the news. More of Mr Wickham's secrets come to light as the search for a Bennet sister continues. Love the podcast? Support us by purchasing some of our awesome merchandise on our RedBubble store.This episode features the voices of Olivia French as Elizabeth Bennet, Liz Hardiman as Mrs Bennet, Kirily McKellor as Mary Bennet, Daisy Kate Kennington as Lydia Bennet, Liana Skewes as Jane Bennet, Ang Cuy as Mrs Gardiner, Tim Murphy as Mr Gardiner and James Wait as Mr Denny.This production is directed by Liana Skewes, narrated by Olivia French and prepared for production by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French, Liana Skewes and Marli van der Bijl.This podcast was produced by Ballarat National Theatre on the lands of our traditional custodians, the Wadawurrung people. Cast recordings were made in the lands of the Wadawurrung, Wurundjeri, Woi-Wurrung and Djadjawurrung people. Ballarat National Theatre acknowledges and pays respect to our traditional custodians and to their past, present and emerging leaders.Support our community theatre company and help us create future stories by becoming a member or follow Ballarat National Theatre on Instagram and Facebook.Loving this podcast? Get in touch, leave reviews or find our merchandise store by visiting www.prideandprejudicepodcast.com
Elizabeth receives an unexpected and late letter from home with some dramatic family news which she fears could greatly impact her rekindled relationship with Mr Darcy. Love the podcast? Support us by purchasing some of our awesome merchandise on our RedBubble store.This episode features the voices of Olivia French as Elizabeth Bennet, Liana Skewes as Jane Bennet, Ryan O’Connor as Mr Darcy, Ang Cuy as Mrs Gardiner and Tim Murphy as Mr Gardiner.This production is directed by Liana Skewes, narrated by Olivia French and prepared for production by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French, Liana Skewes and Marli van der Bijl.This podcast was produced by Ballarat National Theatre on the lands of our traditional custodians, the Wadawurrung people. Cast recordings were made in the lands of the Wadawurrung, Wurundjeri, Woi-Wurrung and Djadjawurrung people. Ballarat National Theatre acknowledges and pays respect to our traditional custodians and to their past, present and emerging leaders.Support our community theatre company and help us create future stories by becoming a member or follow Ballarat National Theatre on Instagram and Facebook.Loving this podcast? Get in touch, leave reviews or find our merchandise store by visiting www.prideandprejudicepodcast.com
Pride and Prejudice: Chapters 46-51Ungovernable Lydia + Sketchy Wickham = Trouble for the BennetsLetters, letters, letters. So. Many. Letters! Why, you ask? Because Lydia has absconded with Wickham in the night! (GASP) She believes she’s going to Scotland to be married to him, but there's no proof of this and the structure of the Bennet’s domesticity is destabilized. Lizzy’s trip is cut short, Mrs. Bennet is teetering on the edge of insanity (more than usual), Mr. Bennet is run off to find the lovers, Kitty and Mary are, well, Kitty and Mary, and Jane is carrying the brunt of the stress on her shoulders. How could this possibly be resolved? What are people going to say about the entire affair?
We're about to spill some TEA. From Prince Cardan in the Cruel Prince, to Vampire Academy's weird love affair, to Ron's relationship with Lavender Brown, we're talking about all the ways these boys were the worstttttt. *Cue John Ralphio* We also talk about Mr. Collins, and the Thirst Trap of Lydia Bennett and ohmygosh, WICKHAM. THE ACTUAL WORST. We also discuss HOW to have good relationships, in real life and in books- and why we love certain relationships! If you want to share all the feels you've got, comment on this post on Instagram or join or Facebook group! We'll be discussing this all week long! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/celine0310/support
Lydia receives an invitation which delights her, distresses Kitty and causes Elizabeth no small measure of concern. When Elizabeth's travelling plans with the Gardiners change, she finds herself within a few kilometres of Mr Darcy's estate. Will she agree to visit the grounds and risk seeing him again?Love the podcast? Support us by purchasing some of our awesome merchandise on our RedBubble storeThis episode features the voices of Olivia French as Elizabeth Bennet, Chris Hiscock as Mr Bennet, Daisy Kate Kennington as Lydia Bennet, Amelia Pawsey as Kitty Bennet, Kirily McKellor as Mary Bennet, Liz Hardiman as Mrs Bennet, Elliott Gale as Mr Wickham, Ang Cuy as Mrs Gardiner and Pippa Asome as the Gardiner Child.This production is directed by Liana Skewes, narrated by Olivia French and prepared for production by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French, Liana Skewes and Marli van der Bijl.This podcast was produced by Ballarat National Theatre on the lands of our traditional custodians, the Wadawurrung people. Cast recordings were made in the lands of the Wadawurrung, Wurundjeri, Dja Dja Wurrung, Woi-Wurrung and Boonwurrung people. Ballarat National Theatre acknowledges and pays respect to our traditional custodians and to their past, present and emerging leaders.Support our community theatre company and help us create future stories by becoming a member or follow Ballarat National Theatre on Instagram and Facebook.
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming. - Dory from Finding Nemo Our guest this week on Small Changes Big Shifts, Joni Wickham, is all about grit, grace, and getting things done. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Joni and her indisputable southern accent arrived in Kansas City almost 10 years ago after leading initiatives within state and federal government as well as advocacy organizations. In her eight years with the mayor’s office—the majority of them spent as Chief of Staff—Joni has proven herself as an accomplished political strategist, communications expert, and organizational leader. Prior to her time at city hall, Joni worked with the American Federation of Teachers, the Missouri Department of Transportation, and in the office of Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan. She is also the author of the new book The Thin Line Between Cupcake and Bitch: Taking Action, Driving Change, Getting Results. Joni has authored a LinkedIn series: Navigating Conflict While Female series addressing the unique workplace challenges women face surrounding conflict. Join Dr. Michelle and Joni as they talk about: Her career and experience with witnessing workplace challenges for women. The moment that inspired her to write the book, The Thin Line Between Cupcake and Bitch, about communication and leadership differences between men and women. Unpacking how men and women can use their different styles of leadership and communication more constructively and effectively. What she misses the most and what she doesn’t miss about working in local government. Exploring politics and what she wishes people would know more about it. How we can be better active listeners including doing less talking over one another. Learn new tools for better communication in your life including: Why you don’t have to be best friends with someone to build good teamwork. Focus on whatever result or drive you’re going for and figure out how to use the interpersonal relationship in a way that accomplishes it. Why sometimes we have to put aside the emotions and constructs that hold us back from getting work done. What steps we can take to have more conversations about the issues around gender bias. Why self-awareness is key to help resolve gender bias in organizations. The "You Matter" Manifesto You are enough. You have influence. You are a genius. You have a contribution to make. You have a gift that others need. Your actions define your impact. You are the change. You Matter. Mentioned In This Episode Joni Wickham The Thin Line Between Cupcake and Bitch: Taking Action, Driving Change, Getting Results by Joni Wickham LinkedIn Series: Navigating Conflict While Female Joni Wickham on A Thin Line Between Cupcake and Bitch Small Changes Big Shifts ep. 210 - Wendy Basch Connect LinkedIn Facebook Twitter
Hey everybody. Welcome back to another episode of the mind George show. And really, uh, today's episode is really going to make sense as to why this podcast is named the mind of George show. Probably one of the biggest hidden. Secrets to my success. Most of my friends success and for whatever reason is not talked about enough.Um, and so I have a very special guest today, probably the world's most interesting man that I know. And I've talked to recently, which I'm excited to bring into and we're going to be unpacking a lot of fun stuff. Probably around mindset, stress, relief, anxiety, changing habits, setting yourself up to win as an entrepreneur and your business and your life and whatever else that we can get into.So without further ado, I'd love to introduce my dear friend and I'm going to let him pronounce his name, but his name is Alp. And how do I say your last name? I always feel, I always feel like I want to say it in, like, it's a one word, like it's a one name, like, your name? And that sounds like so Royal. Um, but I'm super excited to have you my friend.So good morning. Welcome to the show. Good morning. Nice to be here. Thank you very much for the invitation. Of course, I'm going to kick it off. Like I do everybody and everywhere and you've had an interesting life, but I want to go right to that, that relating point. So when you think back, uh, cause you've been in business for a while, you've been playing this game for a long time.When you think back, what is the biggest mistake that you have ever made in business and what did you learn from it? I think the biggest mistake is that I have listened to so called experts rather than my own opinion and voice, you know, I probably spent, I don't know how many thousands and thousands to, uh, experts and coaches who all knew better or at least seem to know better.And in the end things didn't work out the way. They should have been, not because they were not qualified necessarily, not because they didn't know what they are talking about, because I think at the end of the day, it's us living our lives also in business. Right. So, and somehow we don't know why something might make sense, but we, we feel it.And if we do not go after this, we are not in our own power. So if we, if we give away the power just to experts, because we believe somebody else has the wisdom for our next step, basically this might or might not be true depending on where we are coming from. That's um, that's a powerful lesson. I've learned that one too.Uh, it's probably like one of the number one things that I bump into a lot with like people I coach and students, and even, even a lot of the industry in which we're in, right? Like experts selling the answers for you. When I, when I think what really is, and we're going to get into this, but, but really what it is is that.You know, you know, there's all these wise quotes that like when the student is ready, the teacher appears. And I, I think there's this consumption, um, like this dopamine hit of like advocating our own responsibility and our own wisdom thinking. That somebody else will give it or have it, and the analogy.And I'm going to ask for your thoughts on this, but the analogy that I always use, and I believe my buddy, Jeff Spencer, was the owner, said this to me or something in context. And it always stuck with me. And it's like, Olympic athletes are Olympians with, or without a coach. The coach's job is to help navigate blind spots and keep them on track.But they're the ones running the race. And when I, us as human beings, Like we innately when we spend time alone or connecting to our breath or feeling our emotions, what we're tapping into is wisdom. And that wisdom is like a barometer, right? Like I wrote an email about this the other day. You can either be a thermostat or you can be a thermometer, right.And thermometer, just react all you can do. Like I can freeze you in a block of ice and all you can do is tell me, you can. It's colder. I can shove you up Satan's ass and all he can tell me it's really hot. Right? Like you can't do anything about it, but a thermostat reads the room. It identifies like, Oh, it's a little hot.Let me turn it down a bit. Or it's a little cold. Let me turn it up a bit. And so. Would that lesson that you learned and, and I'm going to let everybody get into your backstory in a minute. But with that lesson, what are your thoughts like as a hypnotherapist and somebody who walks people through this, right.Is that something common that you see? And then as you see it, what are some of the. The, the quote, unquote tools or awarenesses or distinctions that can help navigate that process. So like you wouldn't make that mistake again, or you would make sure that when you hire that coach or find that expert, that it's the right time for the message to be received.Like how do you navigate that? Um, I think what we all need is to learn how to tell the difference between discursive mind. And what I would call real intuition. And let, let me give you a hint, a real intuitive insight. Doesn't make you necessarily excited. Doesn't let you up. It can be totally quiet, but very powerfully.So if you have a deep insight, it's almost neutral. What, but with such a power. That, you know, that's it, that's true. This might sound now more, let's say more mystical and far away than it is. I mean, you're married, right. And have kids. Yes. I have that. There was a point in your relationship where you just knew that's the one, okay.That I'm going with, whether this is something that you felt immediately. Or that came after a couple of dates, but you just knew you didn't need an expert to tell you, Hey, that's the girl. I mean, you didn't need to hire a coach to tell you and ask her, which of these girls is it? You know, or which ones should I, you just knew.And I think if we get lost in being in distractions, But also within our own mind, then, then we lose track of it. And some are what I basically do is teach people how to recognize, uh, this true voice that can be very silent. Yeah. Yeah. I think. And I, and I, and I'm super familiar and, and we've, we've talked about this at length on, on their calls before, and I want to bring it here.And, and for me, what my gut tells me is that one of the reasons that people we'll miss that wisdom or that intuition, whatever you want to call it is because of the lack of space that we create. In our days, right? Yes. Okay. Like how do you go about that? Right. So like, we hear all these things about morning routines, afternoon routines, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.And I had this like unhealthy relationship with some of those words. Right. You hear meditation thrown around like it's candy. Right. And you're like, Oh, I can't meditate. I can't turn my brain off. I can't let, I'm like, yeah. Yeah. And now, you know, 20 years later, I'm like, I meditate every day, but it's not what I thought it looked like.Right. And I take space every day and it's not what I thought it looked like, but yes, you know, for me, and I'm more making a statement here, but I would love your thoughts on it is that I think one of the biggest enemies of my success in my life was the fact that I always thought I had to fill more space rather than create more space.Yes. Is that something that you see a lot of as well? Oh, totally. And it has become more crazy. I mean, look, look, I'm 50 now. So I grew up in the seventies and eighties when I went to a retreat, it was 98 and I was 28 years old and, uh, smartphones had just started. And when I came out, like, Fi first time, like four years later when I was in closed retreat and I saw everybody running around in what I perceived talking to themselves and we didn't, we didn't even have smartphones.I'm talking about the first nowcast even, this was for me, like, Holy fuck, that they can't even, and I saw everybody in a supermarket talking to each other. And I said they can't even make a decision on what they're going to buy by themselves. They need to chat about it. I mean, me included now I'm chatting with my wife, the two of us.So it's, it's crazy. Yeah. Once you have the technology use it, but it worked against us and nowadays it's even more crazy. Yeah. I mean that my people are so addicted into this. Let me give you right away. Everybody want advice? Just start by going to the toilet without this damn thing. I'm sorry. If you can even shit alone, you do not have left life.And I mean, like, I think that is summary that I've ever heard. Like that just summed up like 10 years of personal development work in one sentence for me, if you can't shit without your phone, you're not living life anymore. No. And, and, and like, I think important, like for everybody to understand, you know, I love technology.I think it's amazing. I think it's a tool, right. But it's a tool. It's not something that, that we were acquired. Like it doesn't keep our heart beating it. Doesn't fill our auction with lungs. It's a tool that helps us utilize those things. And I still like. I'm an addict. I have an addictive personality. I understand that I'm self aware of those things.And like obviously, you know, the work I've done to yes, yes. But human beings are addicts. We get into something, a dopamine hit a level of control, a serotonin dump, and then we exploited until no end to where the impulse or not the impulse to hit that we get get. Dissipated. And then we have to do more of it and then we end up just completely, completely deprogramming ourselves.And so I want to anybody, a little bit of context, because everyone's going to be like, okay, I got this guy. Um, can you give everybody, and I don't care how long this goes, cause I love your story, but can you, you said when I went to that retreat and then four years later when I came out and a few people have some Zeigarnik effect going on right now, can you tell everybody kind of your background, your story.Where you were that and how you got to here. Right? Look, it, it all started with me practicing martial arts at a very young age. Uh, with 15, I was looking for the hardest, hardest and toughest style around, and I happened to have been lucky and came to my later teacher that the first thing he did was made us sit and meditate for 10 minutes.And this was the toughest thing I ever experienced to my life. So far. I said, I go no further because no amount of fighting. Yeah. Yeah. I was a kid in the streets. I grew up in the streets, you know, fighting was daily, was nothing particularly unknown to me. This was a life that I knew. Uh, but to sit by myself for 10 minutes, seem to be.Hell. And I said, that's it. So I started meditating, went out when I was, uh, 14, started meditating regularly when I was 15. And from this point of view, this, uh, this point, this became very important in my life later, I discovered, uh, all, all kinds of traditional schools, Taoist meditation schools, Zen Buddhism, Buddhism, and I found home in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.And at one point with 28, I had to ask myself the question, do I just want to practice this as a hobby? And I was doing it one to two hours a day, you know, this, this was still hobby level for me. And I say, okay, either I dive in now deeply commit fully, or I just stop. Because I couldn't take it anymore as well.I have to say it. Wasn't just curiosity. It was pure suffering that drove me there. I couldn't, I couldn't find a way to get happy. Impossible. I saw the impossibility for me, how to experience real happiness and I didn't see any fricking anybody else around me that was happy and nothing convinced me. No, no.Going into business more deeply making money. I, at this time, I was lucky since I started teaching and coaching. When I was 17 already had my first clients there. I have business owners who are miserable as fuck. I mean, well, that's not a role model to go after. Right. I said that can't be this. So I went for passion.So I made really my passion martial arts, my profession, meditation by profession, early on, et cetera. But you know, after a while your passion becomes your job and it's not so interesting anymore as well. Somehow it's I couldn't feel this deep hole and I was filling in my life. So it was 28. I decided I go full into practice.Um, at this time in Tibetan Buddhist tradition, we have two options. We go to celibacy way. So it's a monastery for monks and nuns. And in our school, we have both, or I go to Bay, which is called the Nakba tradition or in Tibetan or a yoga. If you want, like day, you could practice without celibacy. And I went to this past with my former girlfriend at this time.So we went to lay way. We built the center and the first one and a half years, and then went into retreat and all in all I spent like, yeah, five and a half, six years in closed retreat, seven years of it altogether out of society. So, Oh, you, you were, you were 28, right? 28 years old. And you were like, literally doing everything, like chasing that hit, right.Martial arts, coaching, everything, all of it. And these people that were in front of you, you're like. I don't want to go there. Like that is not where I want to end up. And it was like enough of a pattern interrupt. You're like, if these are my options, I either just have to accept my misery or I have to do something.To go find myself, create my happiness and dive all the way in. So you made the decision to go into a Tibetan Buddhist, uh, the non celibate route. And then you went into, you built a center first, or did you go right into look? It was also a land that was given to two very experienced yoga teachers that I had, who was a couple of who spent like 17 years in retreat.At this time, enclosed retreats so that they were empowered to doc is a late chapter. The monastery was one of the biggest Tibetan Buddhist school. It wasn't a karma Kagyu tradition by the way, people who are familiar with this might recognize this, uh, this wasn't France. And, uh, so the land was there. We had some, this was a former farm and we didn't need to transform everything.So for one and a half years, we were working daily. No music, no distraction, no nothing concrete in the morning, working with concrete in the morning, learning Tibetan instruments in the evenings, studying Tibetan, all of it. So because we had to build and learn and prepare in the same time. So w really a tough school.It was really traditional Tibetan style, like no distractions and you fully commit. And, and, and also you're, you're depending on, uh, people's donations. I mean, so also, I mean, my family, of course, they sought his loss to occult and, you know, it was not that I prepared to go there. And for me it was really okay.Goodbye. Everybody I'll keep writing, but that's it I've chosen my life. And uh, with all the law that I had of course, but of course they thought, okay, this kid is lost. So, and, but I was the happiest how I was, how I run, like how ironic you were lost, but yet you were actually found Oh, absolutely. Right.What you lost was the attachment to everything. Totally. Oh, totally. And you know, I, I never forget this feeling of really selling everything and having, uh, basically just two bags with which, which we had to France and money for three months. Was it? And nothing, no backup, no retirement plan. No, uh, nothing.It was so liberating, so liberating because that's what I wanted to do. And I, and I felt before this, I never had this feeling of waking up and having the feeling. Does it make sense suddenly at the feeling I lived the life that makes sense to me, you know, it doesn't have to be monastery. It doesn't necessarily even have to be meditation, but you need to get this.Sense in life or you feel like this makes sense, this matters. And I wanted to be literally ready to die every day. And I could, at this time I laid down in bed and I said, I'm ready. I'm ready, universe. I'm ready. God, whatever your frame of reference is, take me. I'm ready. Great day. I had a great day and the next morning that's really what a great opportunity again, let's go for it.Yeah. Let's let's let's dig into the dirt. Let's let's uh, Let's get scolded by my teachers. Yeah. Growth and learning. Right. Like alive, like, you know, it's, it's interesting. Um, and I, I love, I love all of this and it, and I have a little bit of militaristic in me. Right. So I love this and I, I retake not hunt all the time, but then on the other side, I go read stoicism to slap me in the face.Right. Marcus earlier just always has a way to like, yeah. Get me right in my soul. And it's really interesting because I have this barometer. I can tell like how grounded I am, how good my day is going to go based on how I feel when I think about the inevitable. When I think about death, when I think about, you know, that memento, Mori that I at any moment, and it's really, really become an interesting barometer for me, because like, as I'm sitting here and I think about my son at school and my wife out at the ranch right now, and I had that moment of like, Oh, I miss them.I want them in this moment. And I find myself out of the moment I get anxiety. And then I'm like, okay, okay. And then I check in my morning this morning. Oh my God. I filled my son's tank. I filled my wife's tank. I've literally filled my purpose this morning. And it's 9:00 AM. And I'm getting teary eyed thinking about this now.And then I'm like, and then it's like this overwhelming feeling of like peace. And surrender. Yes. And for me it comes from awareness, right? Like it's just, yeah. I think the whole world is a little bit of it right now. Like here's the red pill, whether you liked it or not. Right. But it's time to plug back in and that awareness is key.So my question, so you spent. Of like seven and a half years basically isolated from them. Right. Right. When you, cause I had been thinking about this, right. So you had already been practicing, you know, for one to two hours a day. Right. And you're like toe touching and you realize like, I can't keep doing this.I gotta go. Or NACO. Absolutely. And then you committed, was there a period? And I'm really interesting to hear your perspective on this. Was there a period of like when you committed and like you got there that you basically went through like withdrawals and shedding, like of like core. Yeah. Can you tell me about that?Yeah, of course. The thing is, um, to preparation was still nice because, you know, you could go as soon. I mean, the first commitment we made, like it starts with six weeks, this was like a mini retreat. I mean, I call it mini. I mean, for most people, this is like, how the hell am I going to get six weeks in my life?Anyway, I mean, I would get crazy. It was one day in retreat, right? You, you need, you need some gradual growing into this, of course, but then the next big commitment was immediately for three and a half years, almost three years, three months and three days in a group. Oh man, the first year was tough. Tough.Tough. Tough, tough, tough, tough. So people think when I say I wasn't a monastery, because that's the best word we have because it's actually, it's called first of all, it's called a retreat Tibetan Dropcam second retreat. It's called putting a limit, the Tibetan word for retreat. It means some it's a limit.You put limits and creating limits. It is what creates growth, but do not think. This is a fun journey. I mean, all literally all my projections to the world came up, uh, being, being projected to the few people, the poor ones that have been with me in retreat. Right. And, and, and then the situation you experienced in retreat is really like, you know, this movie from the nineties Groundhog day, right?Tim Murray, uh, or Jim Murray. I don't remember bill Murray, bill Murray. You always make up the same day, same people, same situation, same retreat. And then the first year is like his first days where his ego try to hold ground. And then, uh, the withdrawal of the addictions of your habits. That somehow do not find any more possibility to live themselves out.And then all the demons come up. I went through depression, possibly psychotic episodes, all of it. And this in itself is what's meditation truly about sorry to bring it to you guys, but people think it's just Lala land. No, it's not. No, it's not think of meditation, really, that entry journey into therapy, then you're much closer to its true meaning.And this was, I would call it even the early days, uh, therapy, uh, technology. Not necessarily working only on personality. Like we can do precisely with, with, uh, um, nowadays, uh, therapies and, and, and, and it's psychology, but it's working really on the depth levels of your soul and your basically attachments.And one of the most basic attachments is actually wanting to be happy and you need to learn to be happy while being unhappy. And it does as something people can't write, wrap their head around, but I say, as long as you cannot be happy while being unhappy, then you're not happy. You're not really happy.You know, the real happiness must be being in a place where it doesn't matter that you're temporarily going through something that your mind or your body is experiencing suffering. Because guess what? Inevitable in this life, if you do not want to suffer. Don't exist, ceased to exist, but even this is not optional.Even if you kill this body journey goes on, man. There's no escape until you surrender to what is inevitable. Yeah, I think God like, Oh, so first, like thank you for sharing all this for everybody, everybody listening right now. This is probably the fastest summary of what the last 15 years of my life has felt like.And it's mind blowing to me that like I've invested like seven figures. I mean, an elk knows I've probably done every. Therapeutic modality on the planet from PTSD recovery, like EMDR, CBT, prolonged exposure, silent retreats, breathwork retreats, meditation, plant medicine, hypnotherapy, like I've done them all.And what is so mind blowing to me? What is so mind blowing to me is like, and I know all of them support, right? Like all of them have got me to a point, but still to this day, nothing. And I mean, nothing comes close then me. Spending time alone. Like nothing, totally nothing. Totally. So I used to call it my pain cave.Right. Cause I had that Marine in me. Right. I'm like, what are you going? Why are you going on like an eight hour hike? And like in silent? And I'm like, Oh, I'm going to my pain cave right. On a train. But I really was never going to train. I was going to find the depths of my soul, go deep into my shadows, explore what they were and you know, for all of you that aren't woo.Just go look up, call young and start diving into shadows and shadow and ego shadows and things like that. And so, you know what you said, the two things that you've said. One of them hit me like a ton of bricks. And you said the addictions to your habits, the addictions to your habits. And like, my brain gets that right.And something, I work on a lot and it's like this construct of that I somehow can control. The triggers in my life by creating a false veiled environment that basically protects me. And then I create habits that keep that illusion of protection going forward and everything looks good. But then the moment, and I mean, the moment.Something doesn't look like my ego or brain instructed it as it's like, I swing the other way and the life is over, right? Like this has been one of my biggest lessons as an entrepreneur. So being addicted to your Abbott's, um, you know, with what you're talking about going in to retreat and by the way, I love, um, I love the humility of like what you've done.And for those that didn't catch it. If you're not familiar with like Tibetan Buddhism, like when they live, they go do service and they walk around and they meet people and they literally survive off the donations of others, their donation of food, that donation of goods, like it's literally, probably it is a full servant, self servant support other people.I obviously, I'm assuming the humility of that is a very big, big lesson in what it is, but. But when you, when you said that addiction to your habits, like a, my immediate brain was like, wow, I've read this. I see this, I do this. And it's, every time I get somewhat comfortable in what I'm doing, complacency comes in.It's, it's a matter of weeks before it's like, An atomic bomb gets dropped in the middle of it. Right. So blessing, blessing. Totally, totally. For me, for me. And I would love to hear your thoughts on this, because for me, the reason it was an atomic bomb is because my habits were the doingness of it rather than how I saw it and the beingness of it.Right. And so for everybody listening, the tangibility of like, yes, I know every day I'm going to record a podcast, I'm going to write 12 emails. I'm going to do whatever. But regardless of whether I do any of those or not, The intention of like, I'm going to spend 30 minutes by myself making a plan. And silence is my new measuring stick, which allows me to navigate what happens.So for people that are listening that are like, God, like, Oh my God, I totally jumped on my phone in the morning. I totally, you know, boom, boom, boom. Like, how do you go about breaking down that addiction to habits? Like what do you do to help break that down or create a new container or create space to start?I don't know, feeling some of these things processing these things. I think, first of all, light, like you described it wonderfully life will teach if you do not take care of it by by yourself. So, so even if you don't do nothing, uh, be sure life will kick you. I mean, we live in a world of abandoned blessings.You just need to realize. That it's there to serve you, that you're your so-called problems are there to serve you, serve you. There is, uh, it's, it's just a friendly universe. Really? It is, but we need to discover this. So, and then how do you break down the habits? Is that your question? Yeah. Like something, something along those lines, like, so let's call it a pattern interrupt or a wedge, right?Like, there's this, there's this point where I think, you know, even listening to this, you know, there's really like one of two options. You're like, Oh, I'm aware of this. I know this. Or. I have no clue, but I get hit with these same things. So Scott Carney, um, calls us the wedge, like the reason I do breathwork and cold therapy.Right. It's the wedge it. So when I'm like going along in my day, and then all of a sudden, boom, my immediate reaction isn't to jump in, in react. It's a wait, pause, like take a breath, like what's happening. Right. Like to, to pause that wedge, I mean, this unpacked is like attachment to things then where the things come from and then ego and then ego death.But I think really, yeah. For most people, like, especially given the state of the world, it's that there's a lot of external triggers coming in every single day. There's a lot of uncertainty and ambiguity and there's going to continue to be. So when you think about that, maybe a better question would be like, when you think about that, like what's something or what are some ways in which we can practice.Daily to be in that space to, to understand that life is going to happen. And we can teach ourselves the lesson or like, how do we handle the triggers from the world, the ambiguity, the uncertainty, the whatever's going to come in? Like, what are some things or, or ways to think about it? I think the most important thing is that, that you understand that, uh, we are not here on this life to be entertained.This life is not for consumption. It's for learning and, and it's, it's really like this. Either you grow and learn daily and growing and learning is not coming from the world going your way. So I would consider it really problematic if too much goes your way. I mean, just, just look at, um, I know, I know I'm taking a long route now.Right. But I think I need to explain because if I just give a tactics, people won't get it go the long way I want the, I want the hallway. I want the whole, yeah. Okay. The first thing is that you need to understand, basically, let me get back to two basic Buddhism. The four noble truth does world does life.Is suffering, but not in a net negative way. That's a good news. In the sense of, you know, you will experience this satisfaction. Why? Because the world is never like you imagine it to me, there is a discrepancy, a basic discrepancy between all the things that we want. All the things that we imagine life. I mean, let's take something very basic that we all, most people love sex.The imagination of it, the thought of it is always more shiny is always better than even the best possible sex until we let go. And then it's turning around. So most people imagine life, they plan life. Like you say, to protect. To, to reach our vision of it. Instead, the real trick is have a vision, uh, have a plan, but so you have a direction that you give yourself with awareness in order to really discover what's the lesson on the way for you personally?I don't know if I get too abstract right now. No, no, no, no. Keep going. I love it. I love it. All right. Okay. Yeah, not abstract at all. I mean, and I think, and I'll just kind of unpack it so you can keep going. So when I, when I think about it, right, and like, It's that expert, like my buddy, my friend, Christine Hassler she talks about it.It's that expectation hangover, right? Like it's supposed to look a certain way and then it doesn't. Yeah. Right. Yeah. And we get so attached to what it looks like rather than the process of pursuing it and the growth that happens along the way. And so really the point of setting a vision or setting a goal is to give ourselves a bearing understanding that it's not going to be a straight line and it might adjust, but at least like we're heading in that direction of growth of learning progress.Absolutely. And especially what you'd really need to learn. Right. And there's, there's different layers of learning. The most fundamental that we need to learn is that this suffering is created. Like you say, it's, it is as long experience as you do not discover the real source of true happiness for which you do not need to accomplish anything or do anything.It's your real nature. So being in your head, being in your ego is suffering. As long as this is your reality, you can try to create the most beautiful dream. And the biggest curse is that things will come true. Look at all the celebrities who seem to have, who seem to have everything and then break it all down because there's wisdom in braking one's own perfect life down.Because in order almost to create a balance between, uh, the creation of mind and the basic, uh, fundamental nature of mind, which is emptiness, which is spaciousness. We all want to create, we all want to fill the room, but nobody dares to be the room or experience the room at least. And that's, that's a important balance of life.So there is creation and there is distraction. There is emptiness that you need to experience in the form of space in your life, in your mind, and for accomplishment going for your goals. And when things do not go your way, what you experience for the moment is the possibility of experiencing emptiness.Of getting space is a moment of fuck things. Don't work out. What do I do now? And instead of just running into more thinking, just give it, give it a space and say, okay. And there's a moment of almost like a blank that might lead you to actually perceiving what is.I don't know if I'm too far off. No, like, I feel like you're speaking to my soul, right? Like, yeah. I know you get me. That's the problem because I see who you are. I resonate with where you are at, but I'm afraid sometimes I might lose some listeners too. No, no, this is, this is so, I mean, I mean unpacked, like I think it depends on the level, but from a really, really easy standpoint, it's.It's that pause button, right? Like, no matter what happens, like you can't lose with space. Like, what you're talking about is, you know, it's so like we live in a culture that perpetuates , which is actually creating less, less, less, less, less, less, less, and there's this entire. Train of thinking like there's cognitive dissonance, like you wouldn't believe, right.It's like more go into debt, this, get this, get this they get. And then it's that, it's that odd. Jamie smart calls it that toxic thinking. I'll feel this way when I'll get there. I'll have this. When, where, you know, you, you do anything, whether you study, you know, Buddhism or personal development or any basic psychology.It's not, uh, it's not Doobie habits be, do have wraps. And that distinction is, is absolutely massive. And so, so I know for me, somebody who's experienced a lot of trauma, both in my life and my childhood in the military, but even as an entrepreneur, like traumatic events happen as entrepreneurs every day, like I've lost two companies in the last four months, right?Like some of the most. Challenging financial times that I've ever had in my life. And I'm the happiest I have ever been. I'm wasn't as crazy. I'm like, I'm like, okay, cool. Well, and I know I'm one of those, like sometimes I need a lot of pressure to feel it right. And it's like, but at the end of the day, I remember like, thinking about like, Oh, how am I going to pay that credit card bill seven years ago when it was two grand and I couldn't sleep all night and now I have, you know, 50 grand a month in overhead.I'm like, Oh, I'll figure it out. And I'm like, and if I don't, I don't right. Like, yes, you know, at the end of the day, but I think what it really boils down to what you said, that you said it. And it was that space, right? You said everybody wants to build the room, but nobody wants to be. Yeah, like there's this thing where, and I don't care what you call it.Pause, pattern, interrupt, where it's like, Whoa, Hey, remember, even if you go into the hero's journey with Joseph Campbell, the journey doesn't end when they slay the dragon, it ends when they come back and teach the village, which requires reflection. And retrospection and looking at like what worked and what didn't work.And then like, okay, what do I do? It was never about the dragon, because I think what a lot of people don't understand is once you slay one, the next one's bigger anyways. So take a moment to reflect, take the lesson. Yeah. I mean, w what I would love to, to add, please, it's now, now. Uh, the listeners might be at a different point in their journey.And let me map out in a very simple way, how they can identify where they are. Yeah. Because look, I see it metaphysically. We are on a journey from victim to vehicle the three weeks. Right? So most people live in the state of Wickham. Life happens to us. Everything sucks. I don't know why. And I'm suffering.That's that's, it's something we all know. We also might go back down all the time. The next step is to get into action and to momentum and all the self development space that is emphasizing taking action, uh, making goals, having morning routines, all of that is super important for the second step. So in order to, you know, everything has its place.Yes, get into action. Create your life. Don't be passive can achieve goals. You can create something in order to already accomplish the first step into, into, uh, um, discovering wisdom, which is we are co-creators with life. Life is not just happening to us. We co-create in this time of the year, second stage, which is becoming the Victor, right.The winner, uh, to, to, to get life and things done. This is the entrepreneurial stage I would say, create, uh, do, make things happen. And action, action, action. Without action and go was nothing happens. But then many entrepreneurs, like you are at a stage where they experienced, you know, like, yeah, I have it, it, I build it, it goes down.I build it. It goes down, but still they're not fulfilled. Right. I have a client who owns, like, I don't know, six companies. Uh, he made his business through to buy and grow companies, but she came to me more or less miserable and say, you know, I don't know what's missing then. I mean, even if I reach now the a hundred grand to 200 grand, 200.A million. I mean, granted million, my level talking my level, uh, he will, he will, uh, he still thinks, I don't know, man, this doesn't feel right anymore. I say, yeah, because you're already a Victor. That's what you can do. So building another company will not do it. You just have no freaking idea what else to do with your life.So he needs to learn to become vehicle, stop creating, let life happen through you. And this is very scary for most people who are very accomplished, who reach goals, who know how to make things happen because that they need to embrace even more space. And if you do not do it, then life kicks you in the chin.Like it happened to you. You lose two companies. Oh my order. Oh, not because now you enter the next stage of creation. My friend, you will create from space. You will create not miserable, hustling, hustling, hustling, hustling, finally getting things done. And almost not being able to rejoice because you're saying, was this worth it?No, you start happy now you will be happy tomorrow on the way. And you will be happy when it's accomplished this pulling back on the beach. This podcast wouldn't have existed if I didn't lose those companies. Like literally, this would have never eight years in the making of wanting to launch a podcast, wanting to do it, talk about it, own the equipment for eight years.And it was literally, yeah. The smack in the face that was like, okay, you don't want to do it on your own. And you've been denying what you've been called to. And you've been pushing off and making, she says, fine, hello, smack in the face. Right. My wife, my wife tells me all the time. She's like, the universe is going to keep kicking you in the mouth until you learn the lesson.Right. And I just, I laugh at it because I look back now, my wife is so wise and like, obviously all of you can laugh at me through this because I'm okay with that. But it's like, You know, the whole analogy. They teach this and personal development, right? Like different jobs, same boss, different relationships, same partner, right.It's not them. It's us and our patterns and our views and everything. And. You know, when you said like those three stages of victim to Victor to vehicle? Really the biggest distinction for me is like, I stopped being the victim a long time ago, but I lived in this Victor, like, I'm going to repeat what happened to me as a victim.I'm an approved the victim side wrong. I'm going to prove it. And it always got to this point, but then it was never, but it was then once I realized that. When I got smacked in the teeth, one more time that it wasn't happening to me and I didn't get to beat it. It was like, Oh, there's a lesson in this.What am I missing? And then like, when you just, I said, let life happen through you. That was like the clearest thing ever. Like who, who am I to think? Like, That I know now I might have a wisdom and intuition and a voice that I share and I trust in that moment. But once it's out of my mouth, that's it I'm surrendered to what comes next.I'm not like, Oh, I'm going to say this and I'm going to do this and it's going to lead because that puts me back into Victor. And so, yeah, that, Oh, I've never heard it broken down like that. That was really good, but that's, that's how I approach all my sessions that I, how I approach. Even, even my, my interview with you, I had zero preparation.You know why? Because it's, it's not important either. Either. We almost like might sound more esoteric than, I mean, we channel truth, we embody wisdom. Then it also doesn't matter what happens or not happens because it's not happening to you guess what? Life, life didn't even kick you. Who are you to judge that you have been killed?Yes. You know, it's the next stage storage because in your own evolution, you have come to a point where you have your heart and your soul to share much more than your marketing knowhow. And that's why I feel attracted to you. I, you remember our first conversations, you know, I hardly just discovered you, you made this offer.It was a lighthouse. I said, You know, I don't know you. I have no idea of what you did and I don't care, but I trust you. I decided I trust you because there was something in your vibration, how you show up in this world. There was a right. And look how we connect it. Totally, totally. You know, it's so funny you say that like everything from like the prep I'm like, I didn't prepare either.Right. And you know, the thing is, is like, that's also like what we spend our days teaching people and everything, but it's just this, I believe I call it source flow, intuition wisdom, but like the example I was given, it's like everybody, and I love this. Right. And it's going to land for everybody when you're working out in the morning and no music, you always have your best ideas when you're in the shower.Not on your phone. You always have your best ideas, right. When you're laying in bed and you can't fall asleep. Cause you're afraid you're going to lose it. It's when we create that space. Oh yeah. That, that flow comes in. Call it what you want. I call, I call it wisdom. It's yours. It's yours. Yes. And I think like, even going back to the sick, if I had to say anything like really.I'm at the point now where I'm almost obsessed about space. And it's been really interesting to see like sometimes, like, I look now with like what I get done in a day without making a list. And if I had that accomplishment eight years ago and I was like, this is what you got to get done today. I'm like, this is going to take me four weeks.There's no way I can do this in a day. Right. But it's like, when I don't know, Oh man, no, I love this. I absolutely absolutely love this. And you're gonna, if you live from space things, get. Can get done in a way that's, that's almost magical. And this is, this is a real thing. And this is what people really misunderstand was the law of attraction.You know, it's not that you can desire things to you based on your ego. And you become a manifestor when you embrace space and don't give a shit. If something comes to your life or not, then real manifestation happens. And it's not, you do not create from ego as long as you create from ego. Good luck.First learned the lesson of being a Victor. Right. I mean, get your shit together, get a job. Instead of just sitting on your bum and meditating on a million dollars, right. That's not going to help you. Yeah. Meditating on a million dollars. Isn't going to bring it in. No, not really. Right. And, and the thing is, uh, life is your best teacher.If you open up to it and surrender to it and. Uh, my path was through meditation because of what meditation does is it's the perfect container to get in touch with space, you know, and real meditation is so simple that it's damn difficult, the highest levels of meditation, uh, almost without instruction, you basically have to be.What the fuck. I mean, you can start with B and most, most people do not know how to be without thinking they think I might. And all I can really invite everybody is like, discover yourself, give yourself a chance to die. Having discovered your deepest self, which is happy by no reason. Which is blissful, which is, uh, totally peaceful, which is, uh, I it's it's the best you could not even imagine.And it's there right for you. If you just shut the fuck up for a moment. I mean, internally shut up the fuck and sit down and just. Give space, give the universe, give grace a chance to come into your life so that you re recognize it. It comes to your life, whether you recognize it or not, but usually you call it a curse.You say, why is that happening to me? Always this, uh, you know, like stop bitching around, sit down. Open up to what it is. Yeah. I think, you know, when we talk about meditation, I think that was one of the hardest things for me was I had that, that chatter, right. Our monkey mind, right. You know, the programming we have up there that needs to shut up.Sometimes having it have to look a certain way having to do anything. And I didn't realize that most of my life, I was meditating through movement. I just wasn't recognizing what it was, but like, You know, I think about, and I can't think of anybody who can't tell me this, like that moment when you're like, Oh, I don't want to go to the gym and you start moving.And then like, you're 10 minutes in 15 minutes in. And then all of a sudden you literally feel like a superhero. It doesn't matter how good of shape or not. Like you just get grounded and connected and in flow. And, um, you know, when you said that a minute ago, what popped into my brain when you said like, To fall in love with yourself deeply or them see yourself deeply.I like the thought that PAMA has see yourself as you are not how you think you are. Yes. And yes, that concept for me is something I, I really, I work, I don't work on it. I, I observe like every day of like, when I'm going through my day, like, cause like now I have the tools and the things to recognize like what's happening, how I'm feeling, explore those feelings.But it's, it's a really interesting thing on how quickly. Even with what I've had in my life and where I am and where I'm going, how quickly it can go from. I am who I am to I'm that thing, or I'm that thought? Or I'm that blank or I'm not result. And so one of the best things for me in this, uh, I'm like, I don't know, I'm not this.Okay. I'm pretty smart. But I like, I need like quick hits. And so I grabbed a tick, not Huns, like mini version of his meditations. Right. And there's this one that I always remember. And it's, it's always about walking. Right. And I, I, I read it before I go and he's like walk and he's like, but don't think I'm like, Oh, what do I do?And I think he's like, no, no, feel your foot. What did you step on in that moment? What did you see? What did it look like? And, and it's like this. Training in this practice of, of being in and like this moment, like the moment comes and it's gone. And I don't think about the moment again. It's the next step?It's the next step? And I'm so for me, walking is like literally one of my favorite ways to get into it now. But what would you recommend for people? Because like, obviously I understand the thing that, yeah, that's, that's good. I think they're the. I might not be very popular with what I say now. Good. That means this is why we're friends.Yes. Uh, thing is I think most meditation instruction out there is crap. Not, I mean, first of all, most meditation teachers have no fucking idea what they're talking about. You know, I've, I've probably meditated 30,000 probably more hours. And I consider myself, I didn't even scratch the surface and I do not teach meditation.I don't, you know, because I had teachers, I let, let me just say it without commenting. Who could, who could go through walls? Let me say it like this when you're there. Okay. Start opening your mouth. Sorry. That's that's my criteria. Right? So, I mean, it's the equivalent. When you're deep into something, look you've been doing into business.Uh, if there is a rookie who Fred to business books who is, was living in the basement of his mom, uh, and, and talks about being an entrepreneur with some. I don't know, some fake bullshit that he's proposing. Do you take him much serious as an entrepreneur? Who's well, you know, best thing you would have, like say, yeah, go on.Maybe someday you discover real business. I mean, it's fine. You know? Um, and I mean, this was all my love. I mean, it's, it's correct. Everybody is talking about mindfulness has become the thing now, but mindfulness. Damn, it's hard. You don't mind talking about mindfulness and real mindfulness is almost like saying, Hey, start to power.Lift was the double weight with double body weight when you've never lifted before, when you never lifted before. Stop. Yeah, stop there. Just start slowly. The first thing that people who want to get into meditation is first to get comfortable creating a habit. You don't know, you do not need more than five minutes, but to them every day and use them as a concentration practice, make it very simple.Do not try to be aware of what is going on, whatever. Just learn to focus one's mind because these are the basic bicep curls that you first need to accomplish. You need to train the mind, but basic concentration. First after you have build up support, efficient power to focus your mind, for example, that you can count from within the meditation period without being distracted, simple, counting one, two, three, four.Most people can't count until 10 without having to start over because, uh, what was I at eight or nine? I don't know the mind. So distracted. First learn to count if you get until a hundred great count until 200, maybe you get to a thousand and you can either count or you can focus. Um, I mean, counting your breath, for example, right?Uh, already the instruction recognize the breath going in and out and be aware is too advanced for most people. They can't do it and forget about not wanting to think. You do not take thoughts as an object until you can make at least like, like a thousand curls, which would be like counting until thousands.You know, if meditation is taught in a proper way, very gradually so that you accomplish one step after the other, it becomes fun. Otherwise people. Get to high level instructions because the high level instructions are great. And the teachers who teach them mean them, but they come from a context where you dedicate fully into a meditation practice.Well, you live either in a monastery, but you're surrounded by this. And then it's fine to get this high level teachings. I got high level of teachings where had not the, the slightest idea. What do I do with this? But I was sitting all day. I had time to figure it out. If you just have five to 10 minutes, you know what will happen?People will think about meditating while pretending to meditate. And then just repeat to what they've read about meditation. This doesn't bring you anywhere. Yeah. I just, you said this earlier, you said life is not for consumption. It's for learning. Oh, yeah. And I think that, that ties that in so well that like, even in that practice, like the diligence intention and the discipline and be like, God, I got to seven.Okay. I'm going to start over. And like learning through that process instead of the ego checking the box of like, look I did it, or it looked a certain way, like, and I'll actually give everybody an example. Cause people know I'm a nut and I do cold therapy. Right. Like I love ice baths. Right. Well, what everybody doesn't know is that when I started them.I kept the water at like 40 degrees Fahrenheit. So three to four degrees Celsius. And everyone's like, okay, when you go. And I did all my breath work the first 14 days, I didn't last more than nine seconds. I couldn't like, I physically couldn't. And like, I knew that physically, I wasn't going to die and I wasn't going to get hurt, but I literally wasn't at the point where I could break through that wall, break through that resistance.And I was like, I'm still gonna go. And so then it became fun. I'm like, well, maybe I'll get 10 seconds today. And I like jumped in and I was like, boom. And then it was the most. In amazing. Thanks. I wasn't posting about this. Nobody knew it was 4:00 AM me, myself, and it was like day 17. I was like 10 seconds and I jumped in and the wall was gone and I ended up staying in for 13 minutes and then I was like, Oh my God.And then I was like in right. But then the next day it was like two and I just respected the process. Like I respected my body and I realized like, Hey, if that's what it feels like, Maybe I'm not supposed to push through this. Maybe this is the lesson. Maybe this is rather than try to control, like surrender, like, and being able to discern like, Oh, this is me quitting.I'm like, no, I'm up at 4:00 AM doing my breath, working, getting in the cold water. I've already won the game. Whatever happens in that tub is a bonus and that's, that's kind of how well humility it's exactly this kind of humility that we need in life. You need to be humble enough to feel I don't win at this, and yet I'm going to do it.You need to be humble enough. Nowadays, everybody wants to start off being a big shot. Meditator. Talk about meditation, uh, teach meditation to the world, have a YouTube channel about meditation, proclaim it just to Vince themselves. That it's good for them thing because they've never experienced it themselves because if they would.They would not teach it. They would sit down and meditate more and more. I needed to be kicked out of retreat to get back into life. Do not think that I was fed up. Oh, well, why, why would I ever go? And when my teachers would teach us who kicked me out? Well, that's enough. The best teachers. Yeah. It's a thing you don't start with when you learn something, do not try to be a master.I mean, like in business, everybody, I mean, you do not start a lot. It, how you say, you know, get out, do it be, have the humility that it takes time. Yeah. I don't buy into this bullshit either. You make a million right away or it's not going to work. It's even not about the million in the first place. Anyway.Nope. No, and it it's having the humility, but the self awareness to realize, like you've never made it. Like the moment, the moment you're like, Oh, I crossed the finish line. Like get ready. Cause it's about to be a rough ride. Like I tell everybody that's like, I've been teaching email marketing for God 11 years now and I'm considered one of the best at it.And I literally sat down elk like two months ago and I'm like, something's missing, something's missing. I'm like, I can't talk about this anymore. I'm not practicing it enough. Screw it. I'm writing an email every day. And literally every day I write an email and I send it to people and I'm like, okay, And I'm going through my own process again.But like I said, it's the next level. It's the next level. And like mastery, isn't something you do. It's something you live. I think you are it's, it's just part of it. Like meditation. Isn't something you do. The habit gets you into the momentum, but then it's something that you, you are like, you live it, you breathe it, you happen with it.And that's, I dunno, like for entrepreneurs, for anybody listening to this, like. I want to change the thinking of like, I'm going to do this for a hundred days to like, I'm going to embody this. I'm going to be like, I'm going to be a student of this. Like, I love this because it's really the only way anything else is atrophy in my opinion.Right? Like it's just atrophy and it's just such a, a profound business. Oh, in line was, was I share some of the highest teachings of my teachers who is in it, you know? So there's. One, whenever you think I got it. You're more far away from it. The moment you think I got it in meditation, you're far away from it.That's the thing, the moment you think, uh, I know what I'm talking about. I really know. And start talking or teaching about it. You lose it. That's that's very true in meditation. And let me give you quick advice before you buy into any gurus of meditation, et cetera, whoever tells you they got it is full of crap.The real teachers, the real advanced ones say exactly the words that you just said. And for me, that's why you're an authentic teacher, also business, because to say you embody it, you become the path. For dos who have become the path. It doesn't matter. Where does it, I mean, I love it. How you put it. It's an infinite game.Wake up. It's an infinite game. So how do you play an infinite game from the point of view, learn this technique and then you get it. There's nothing to get it. Get into the habit and the humor ability of learning, of doing, of embodying things. And, and I so love it. If you approach all what you do exactly was this is perfect.You know, like in order to say, do this 12 sequence email, and you get a million, what the fuck, right? Yeah. No, like right. Pouring all your wisdom, all your heart like you do. And I read these emails. And they touch me. There is something in it and you could write whatever you want. It's not the content. It's the intention that gets through.Yes. And the best salespeople in the world will tell you and teach you for everybody listening. That sales is just a transference of energy. That's all it is. And so like all of that matters today and you, you know, earlier we were talking about breaking through a level, right? Like this is gonna sound really interesting, but like eight weeks ago I became a parent to three snakes.Right. So we went from having. No animals except horses. And then my wife and my daughter went to the pet store to get a fish and a hamster for my son and my daughter, and came home with a ball Python. And I was like, Oh, so we got the thing that eats the hamsters. Okay. I'm cool. I had a, I didn't have a fear of snakes, but I'd never really like handled them.So I didn't know. And then I became like the herpetologist and then we got two more and like, daddy's like the snake whisper, but what I love and I mean, I love them. Like I watch them every month and they shed their skin once a month. And if they do not shed their skin, they cannot grow. And it's like the metaphor, like, and I have one sitting in front of me, she's sleeping over there, but at my desk that I can see, and like, I look at them and I'm just reminded like every day they live and they be right.And then as a part of their process, If they don't shed, if they don't experience that process and letting go and leaving it behind, they can't grow anymore. They get infections, they die. And like watching mother nature happen. It's really powerful for me. When I look at things and I'm like, Oh, wow, that happened.I'm letting something go. I shed, I learned a lesson. I moved through it versus like, let me hold onto it. It don't take my skin. I don't want the new one. Right. Like I want to hold it forever. Yes. Yes. And so I, man, I just, I think there's so much, I mean, there's, this could be a, an 18 hour episode cause we could unpack all of that.Um, yeah. And I gotta apologize for everybody. I was so excited to get into this with ALP. I forgot to tell you guys where to find him at the beginning of the episode. So I'm gonna do it now. Um, the easiest place to find LPs on Facebook, just Adam's a friend or shoot him a message. His name is spelled. A L P and then his last name is tickin.T E K I N. So ALP space, T E K I N. I just wanted to get it out there before we go any deeper, because I'm just like, I forgot to tell everybody. Great. And I think one of the things that right, as a native with me a lot, um, is I have this. I feel like, and this is just self awareness that I modulator a lot between Victor and vehicle, Victor and vehicle.Right. I heard you say, you know, like, yeah. And like, I love the daily practices. Like I'm doing a challenge with high speed daddy right now, 75 days. And like I'm pushing and I love it. But then I've also found the points where I see like, Oh, I'm winning it versus like, Oh, I'm in it. Right. Oh, I'm winning and I'm in it.And what you said. About the meditation. Like as soon as we're done, I'm going on a walk and I'm counting to 100 and I'm just going to go walk and I'm going to see kind of what happens. And I love like, it's like this play in it, like this childhood play of like, it's a game, but it's not, it's not a game that has to be won.It's not a game that like you die and you lose if you don't make it to a hundred. Perfect. Yes. I just, I think that's such a profound, like, no, you know, I'm, I'm meditating. For a lot of years and there's days I would say I can't count until five. Yeah. Almost. And it's okay. Yeah. Nope. Guess what? Almost nothing.You know what? I gained a whole lot of awareness about what's going on with me, that thing, because guess what? Sometimes I am distracted sometimes. Uh, Petron's come up. Deep rooted patrons. I mean, just the other day, people imagine me, for example, another misconception a Oh, be so cool accomplish this and that.I wanted to pick up a fight. It was a guy at a beach and all, I mean, I just, I mean, really like, because, you know, they were playing ball nothing and cute situation, but somehow I felt my family is, is in threat, you know? So then something else came through right. And old habit. Luckily, I didn't go into a fight, like what I have in the past, you know, like, okay, what the heck?And then I could switch in two minutes, but this was like, wow, where did this come from? And then I recognize, Oh, that was still a pattern. Uh, that was the way triggered, maybe about a voice, a particular style of the guy looking at me at the beach, whatever something got triggered and we are never done.And then it's this and it's perfectly fine. And it's okay. Then I went through this guy. Hey, say, sorry. If I was rough and apologize. Immediately and good friends and all good again, you know, like, but we never know what comes through. Yeah. And, and that's, that's perfectly all right. Yeah. I think like, I, this is just like a walking value bomb of everything that we've talked about.Um, and my, it just triggers my brain. It's so validating for all the work that I do and I've invested in myself cause it's, it's really, it's really refreshing. And the one thing, um, My buddy Stephanos and I talk about all the time is that, you know, I still have parts of me as an entrepreneur, as a human that wants a finish line, like that wants a finish line.So what I did is I replaced the finish line with awareness and I tell myself the finish line is when I'm aware in spite of action. Right. And so agnostic of action. And so. I understand my psyche right now. And I'm like, I need that finish line. It's like, so my finish line today is to be aware of what's happening and do nothing with it.Like just to be aware. And I think it's just such a profound. Distinction and thought process to keep with. Right? Like I wrote an email the other day, about a lot of the times we end up with problems because don't ask the right questions. And you know, when we think about this, it's like really, no matter what you do, you throw out all the bullshit that you see of like, Oh, wrote these 12 emails and I'll get you a million dollars a year.You're one funnel away. I'm like, no, no, you might be one funnel on 843 edits away. Yeah, but you have to continually be in this game. Like it's an infinite game and it's a game. It's something that has to be played and practiced and you know, you can't drop the ball and they'd be like, I quit. I'm done forever.Or my favorite analogy that lands every time is get a flat tire and slash the other three. It's like, no change the tire. Maybe you don't drive through the pothole next time and keep going. And it's about resiliency and forgiveness and awareness. So I don't know. I don't even know. You have anything else you want to say?Like, I'm just like, I'm happy as a pig and shit right now. Does this relate it to business? Uh, two, two questions for everybody for all entrepreneurs. First of all, why are you really playing this game? If you're just in for the money, ask yourself. Okay. I reached the goal. And then what if your fantasy is exit?Why don't you fucking exitright away? You know, it just, you can live in the streets. You absolutely can. I had the happiest face on, on the ego level fulfillment, right. By having round a hundred bucks a month to live as in, in retreat, more or less, and sometimes not knowing next week where the next food will come from. You think you cannot have this?It's an illusion. No. If you want to exit, if you would just hustle in order to quit working one day, just don't bother. Stop hustling right away. If not ask yourself, what am I looking for? What kind of validation? What do I want to prove to myself or to whom do I want to prove whatever. And guess what you do not need to accomplish anything to be worthy.You do not need to accomplish anything to be a fully happy, functional human being that can live a fulfilled life.And when you notice then strive for this becoming your reality. And then you're happy, no matter what, happy with $1 in the bank, happy with a depth of $1 million. I don't know. I haven't experienced this, but maybe I wouldn't, I shouldn't open my mouth so wide, but basically yes. You know, like, because, you know, look one and a half years ago I saw my dad passing away.And it was so beautiful to see. My dad was a, uh, was an entrepreneur who broke down, who couldn't get out somehow. That's the story I told myself who, who couldn't, um, deal was the fact that several times he went bankrupt and after the last time he basically gave up, gave up on himself, burnt out. So this was the story, how I saw him and he had the most peaceful and happy death.He was okay with himself
In this week's episode, Mark and Jasper are joined by the fabulous Vicki Wickham to chat all things pop and beyond, starting with her experiences as producer of TV show Ready, Steady, Go! in swinging sixties London, when Vicki became good friends with Dusty Springfield, through writing for Fabulous and Melody Maker to managing Labelle in the 70s and much else besides. Vicki talks about how she got her foot in the door of television and reminisces about writing lyrics for Dusty, then tells the story of moving to New York to open a US office for Track Records. We then find out how she masterminded the metamorphosis of Patti Labelle and the Blue Belles into groundbreaking pop trio Labelle, who Mark reckons paved the way for TLC and even the Spice Girls. Vicki, Mark and Jasper then listen to clips from an audio interview with Morrissey, in which the seeds of his later racism are occasionally audible, and Vicki admits that although she was nominally his manager for a short while, he was mostly interested in hearing the stories she had to tell. (In any case, he turned out to be unmanageable.) The trio then pay tribute to the Heartbreakers' Walter Lure, singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle, Jack Sherman of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and R&B singer D. J. Rogers before Mark and Jasper present some of their highlights from the new pieces going into the RBP library. Mark selects pieces on pop television, Led Zep IV and Patti Smith, and Jasper rounds things out with the Scissor Sisters and Merzbow. Pieces discussed: Vicki Wickham, Ready, Vicki, Go!, Labelle's Nona Hendryx audio, Vicki Wickham's Pop Guide to London, Graham Nash, Ashford & Simpson, Morrissey audio, Jon Savage with the Heartbreakers, Pete Makowski on the Heartbreakers, Justin Townes Earle, Red Hot Chili Peppers, D. J. Rogers, TV pop, Led Zeppelin IV, David Bowie, Patti Smith's Horses, The Germs, Morrissey, Scissor Sisters, Richard Pinhas & Merzbow and Echo & the Bunnymen. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts