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Episode #91. This week on the podcast, I am thrilled to be joined by Anne Garcia. Anne is a virtual assistant turned agency owner and team lead for Dklutr. Dklutr is a team of creatives that aim to help clients declutter their workflow. Our agency provides key services so clients can achieve a seamless system and workflow, be visible online and on social media, and have time to do the things that matter to them the most. After leaving her corporate work due to a heart condition, she delved into the world of virtual assistants. Her “get-things-done-no-matter-what” mindset and “loves-to-check-things-off-the-list” personality fit perfectly with the VA world and remote work. Anne loves working with collaborative, inspiring, and imaginative clients, and having a solid team of highly-skilled individuals with great personalities and strong work ethics has been the formula for the growth and success they now enjoy. I met Anne when I really needed help with launching my podcast. I've worked with her and her team in the Philippines ever since. Hiring her and her company has been one of the best decisions. In our conversation today, we talked about how Anne has built a successful team and found work that gives her a sense of purpose. Connect with Anne: Website Connect with Lupe: Website Instagram
The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 4: 6:05pm- According to reports, Bud Light will launch new, camouflage bottles with proceeds from sales going towards the families of American military service members. Will this be enough to restore sales following an unpopular association with LGBTQ+ activist Dylan Mulvaney? 6:15pm- While speaking with Katy Tur on MSNBC, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy hinted he would be willing to provide Mifepristone to citizens of states that ban the abortion pill in the event courts rule the ban is constitutional—defying court orders. Gov. Murphy said of the potential ruling, “it will cost people their lives…women in particular.” 6:35pm- Ford, Tesla, Volvo, Volkswagen, and BMW are among the auto manufacturers that have eliminated AM radio from their electric vehicles—but a group of bipartisan lawmakers, including Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Ted Cruz (R-Tx), want to prevent the removal arguing public safety is at risk. 6:45pm- On Thursday, several Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whistleblowers testified before a House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. The hearing addressed alleged abuses of power by leadership within the FBI. In his opening statement, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) warned the FBI whistleblowers that following their testimony before Congress they would likely be improperly targeted by elements of the federal government—citing Matt Taibbi as an example of what could happen. Four days after testifying before Congress, Internal Revenue Service officers alarmingly showed up to the home of independent journalist Matt Taibbi.
https://www.flowcode.com/page/whogetslove BJ and Christal begin this conversation with their own perspectives to Willingness. An entendre if you will. Saying their perspectives out loud made the other variable that much powerful. We break those perspectives down in pieces, and we realize that we communicate the same things, just differently. Which is why we subtitled this conversation, The Common Misconceptions. Listen as we discuss being willing, scared, in the dark, in the know, and in fear….in one conversation. And what each of us should do for each other once we arrive to these spaces. There was so much uncovered in this, that made sense to all of the challenging moments we experienced that may have led to us being unwilling today. You will enjoy Part 1 of THREE conversations we are having this month. The Willingness is such a great dialogue from your new Co-Ed content creatives. Let's dig in!!
In the final episode of our season "What the Bible Says About Parenting," Cameron and Anna take a look at Salome, the mother of James and John, the sister of Mary- who happens to be Jesus' aunt. When she requests that her sons be allowed to sit at the right and left hands of Jesus in his kingdom, she seeks earthly power for her sons, she thinks it is up to manage her boys' lives, and she fails to understand the priceless position they already enjoy as believers in Jesus.Resources:Matthew 20: 20-28What's Driving Our Lawnmower Parenting? by Kristen HattonOur Kids Don't Win When We Fight their Battles for Them by Kristen HattonDads, Daughters, and a Willingness to Learn and Grow by Gordon BalsHope Amidst College Admissions Insanity by Cameron ColeJoin us at Rooted 2023 in Nashville; special discount day for parents!
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Have you ever wondered how to build trust and inclusivity among family members in a family office? In today's episode, Mindy Kalinowski and Hannah Shue discuss the challenges of transitioning leadership to the next generation in family businesses and share their personal experiences of building trust with family members. They highlight the importance of intentional investment in identifying oneself outside the business and dive into multi-generational wealth management. They explain how inclusivity and ownership drive change and stress the importance of asking powerful questions to ensure a smooth leadership transition. Let's dive in!Mindy Kalinowski Earley is Chief Learning Officer for Family Office Exchange. In her role, she fosters integrated learning programs for enterprise families and is responsible for developing the family learning community. Hannah June Shue is a lifelong learner, connector, and encourager. She is a third-generation leader in several of her family's business ventures. She leverages this first-hand experience and expertise to coach and consult with other prominent families and emerging generations.[00:01 - 07:09] Opening Segment• Fox provides resources for families to navigate transitions and develop their people• 45 million US households will transfer $68 trillion in wealth over the next 25 years• What rising gen challenges include• Hannah's personal experience as a third-generation leader in her family's business ventures[07:10 - 14:19] Navigating Family Business Leadership Transitions• Next generation needs to know who they are before stepping into a leadership positionTransparency, clarity, and shared vision are critical for successful family governance structures• Willingness and openness from G2 to put in the work is crucial for success• Bringing in key advisors and building trust over time is important[14:20 - 20:59] Generational Differences in Family Businesses and Financial Families• The challenges of multiple generations working together in a family business or financial family• The importance of asking powerful questions and having open communicationWhy the idea of a collective family rather than separate branches or generations is suggested• Inclusion and ownership within the family are crucial for pushing through changes[21:00 - 28:15] The Complexities of Family Wealth• Having a business can provide shared learning opportunities and decision-making experiences• Hannah discusses leveraging family investments for learning opportunitiesHer journey of balancing individual identity with family ties• Mindy emphasizes the importance of personal development and leadership in rising gen programs[28:16 - 34:41] Closing Segment• Autonomy and belonging are both critical for the next gens in family systems• Some next gens are opting out of family enterprisesWant to connect with Mindy? Head to Public Office to create an environment where family office executives can meet and connect to share experiences!Key Quotes:“You can have the most wonderful structures and policies and constitutions that look really good and feel really good. But if you aren't living it out if you aren't developing your people, It's not going to work. ” - Mindy Kalinowski"The more you have clarity about what you're going to do together and what your shared vision is, it makes everything a little bit easier." - Hannah...
Having served in provider roles, as a consultant, and now as a vendor executive, Drex DeFord, Executive Healthcare Strategist with CrowdStrike, has just about seen it all. As such, it's not surprising he's picked up some best practices along the way. Among them are how important governance is to ensure the IT department is working on the right things, how to handle reduced budgets, and the benefits of allowing everyone on the team to work at the top of their license. In this Partner Perspective interview with healthsystemCIO Founder and Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra, DeFord offers some keys to handling these issues and many others. Source: Partner Perspective: Willingness to Disrupt Status Quo is Key to CISO Success on healthsystemcio.com - healthsystemCIO.com is the sole online-only publication dedicated to exclusively and comprehensively serving the information needs of healthcare CIOs.
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“Many people only want to start if they think it's going to work.” -Aaron SansoniDo you want to learn the proven strategies used by successful entrepreneurs to generate more profit for their businesses and create their own financial empires?Today we will uncover the secrets to creating a profitable business empire with Aaron Sansoni. Learn the strategies that successful entrepreneurs use to generate more profits and create a lasting legacy. Tune in now to know how you can generate more revenue and build your own financial kingdom.Episode Highlights:03:48 - The Power of Multiplicity: The key to building a prosperous empire05:20 - Breaking the mold: An entrepreneur's pursuit of a different life10:07 - Keys to scaling and growing multiple businesses11:37 - Willingness to embrace failure 19:03 - How many ways can you make money in real estate23:49 - Challenging traditional financial wisdom25:44 - The principle of compound interest32:46 - Managing Burnout: Tips for Surviving the Journey36:45 - Investing in yourself to get the resultsAbout my guest:Aaron Sansoni, aka “Mr Empire” is an Investor, Empire Builder, Philanthropist & Best-Selling Author. He has built a fortune in business by starting, building, and investing into over 100 companies to date. He's also an international-acclaimed speaker, best-selling author and nominee for Australian of the Year 2017 and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016.Featured in over 40 publications around the world, Aaron runs successful venture capital companies with interests in media, technology, e-commerce, events, retail, space, health, and many more.Aaron has shared the stage with business icons, including billionaire Sir Richard Branson, Hollywood A-Lister Arnold Schwarzenegger & world- leading speakers Tony Robbins, Gary Vee, Tim Ferriss, and Dr Eric Thomas to name a few.Having inspired the lives of 250 million people, Aaron has coached 500,000 students in 132 countries from over 100 industries, on and offline, through his training spanning a decade of mentoring.As a global authority on empire building, he's authored two books, including his most recent, Think Like, which has sold over 75,000 copies worldwide.Find out more about AaronInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aaronsansoni/Website: https://aaronsansoni.com/Join the Dream Out Loud Facebook Communityhttps://bit.ly/2RSBKVFFollow me on Instagram herewww.Instagram.com/morgantnelsonSubscribe to my YouTube channelhttps://www.youtube.com/@TheMorgs93
The first Friday of the month (and sometimes the second--make sure you're on the Grace Notes mailing list to get alerted about First Friday) happens every month: an hour of meditation in The Work of Byron Katie and self-inquiry. In this session, we looked at the belief "this physical condition blocks me from happiness, relaxation, freedom". Hot flashes, thin hair, light sensitivity...and other ailments in the body. Who would we be without the story "this blocks me from peace" or even the thought "I am my body"? The Work of Byron Katie is a practice of self-inquiry allowing us to work with stresses appearing in the mind, and to relax with our experience of life. Grace Bell, facilitator of The Work, assists people to identify and question their stressful ways of looking at life. She offers Year of Inquiry, a vibrant membership community of inquirers Sept-June each year. Grace also has a special love for those suffering from eating issues including disordered eating (disordered thinking) of all kinds--having suffered from this behavior and thought/feeling process herself and finding an unshakable peace within around eating, food, health and behaviors with eating. Grace works with all kinds of compulsions, habits and addictions as they are all the same thing: a pull to some behavior, substance or activity in order to help us with our stressful feelings and thoughts. As Byron Katie offers us (founder of The Work); when we believe what we think, it creates unnecessary suffering. When we question what we think, we feel lighter and less serious about what is. We even begin to laugh. We notice who we really are is peaceful already, a human being living life as best we can--learning, growing, loving. In the public sessions on this youtube channel, we have all-group inquiry sessions called First Friday Inquiry, we have interviews with practitioners of The Work, we have Eating Peace videos (on the eating peace playlist) and we have individual sessions in The Work by courageous people willing to be recorded for Peace Talk podcast and this channel. Thanks to everyone involved in what is shared here on this channel, as it is great service to others in the world who find their way here and who are curious about life without "believing" thought all the time. In all-group sessions and solo sessions, we begin with a judgment...and move into the four questions and turnarounds. Willingness to be real and honest with your thinking is the first powerful step in The Work. No one ever has to share when attending Friday Inquiry, and thank you when you do. For the Work With Grace programs and more information, and to get on the Grace Notes mailing list for updates and sharing of all kinds around The Work, please visit www.workwithgrace.com To receive notice of Eating Peace programs, videos and vlog posts, visit www.workwithgrace.com/eating-peace and join the mailing list. To join the Grace Notes family of readers right now, Grace's popular blog on using The Work of Byron Katie to grow a peaceful life, get the thorough START HERE guide to letting The Work, work right here: https://workwithgrace.leadpages.co/start-here-guidebook/ Where to find me: workwithgrace.com grace notes from the past at workingwithgrace.com https://www.facebook.com/WorkWithGrace/ https://twitter.com/ByronKatieCoach https://www.linkedin.com/in/workwithgrace/ https://www.instagram.com/byronkatiecoach/
Hello to you listening in Farmington, Missouri!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday and your host, Diane Wyzga. In 1854 Jacob and Sarah Ebey were 61 and 58 years old respectively (more than twice the age of the average traveler) when they left Missouri and set out on the Oregon Trail. Traveling over 2,000 miles and across the rugged, forbidding Rocky Mountains they made their way to Whidbey Island, Washington. Why leave home and all they knew for this arduous journey in their late years? Because their son Isaac said that the farmland was far better than any in the Midwest making this new frontier home for the families. You have to wonder about these settlers who were willing to leave the comfort of all they knew unaware of what awaited them on the other side except maybe this: that the lives they had led were not going to be the lives they would lead. How did they forge new frontiers? I imagine that it took willingness in the face of uncertainty. Like them, we're all challenged with forging new paths in our lives; but we can and we will as long as we remember to say “Yes! Despite the odds. Yes! Come what may.” Question: What new frontier might you be willing to venture into?You're invited: “Come for the stories - stay for the magic!” Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a 5-star rating and nice review on your social media or podcast channel of choice, and join us next time! Remember to stop by the website, check out the Services, arrange a Discovery Call, and Opt In to stay current with Diane and Quarter Moon Story Arts and on LinkedIn.Stories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 to Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts
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Sometimes we can unintentionally spiritually bypass activism, thinking and believing “we are all one” and having “high vibes only” is enough… Or, on the flip side, we get burned our because we're too overwhelmed trying to make a difference with very complex issues. But it's so important that these tendencies don't turn us away from activism, because caring and taking action is part of our spiritual practice. Many social activists are feeling the need to root their activism in spirituality, in more compassion and more presence - not just from action-oriented goals, but also from a deeper spiritual root. When I think back to my own path in terms of social activism, in high school I was very involved with peace work and I organized boycotts against GE because they made the triggers for nuclear bombs and whatnot. In college I started volunteering for feminist causes, environmental issues, and more community activism. Then I started taking meditation classes, so one night I would go to a political meeting and I'd hear these angry, hostile things and bitter name-calling, and the next night I would be in a bliss state on my cushion feeling so calm. The worlds felt disconnected and at odds with one another. I wanted to bring them closer together. But how? Albert Einstein said, “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” The truth of this was becoming more apparent to me. It would take rethinking how activism and the calm tranquility and growing equanimity found in my spiritual practice could merge. The key for me was found in more deeply understanding interdependence. I think of a story told by Jarvis Masters, who is an African-American Buddhist on death row in San Quentin: One day, there was a seagull out in the yard, paddling around in a puddle after some rain. And one of the inmates picked something up to throw at the bird, and without even thinking, Jarvis puts his hand up to stop it. Of course, this escalated the man's aggression, who started yelling. And everyone starts to circle around them, because this is the way fights would start in the prison, and they're all screaming at Jarvis, “Why did you do that?” And the words that came out of Jarvis's mouth were, “I did that because that bird got my wings.” He knew there was an inseparable connection. There's something that connects us all – you and me and the mountains and oceans and chickens and ravens and trees. How can we deepen this sense of belonging together? One step is to investigate - how do we relate to our “opponents?” To the people that we've created as the “bad other” or the “enemy”? This can be a really compelling inquiry right now, since many who want peace on the planet also harbor a lot of resentment towards other...earthlings;) When I read the New York Times in the morning and hear about what's going on in the world, I can get really riled up and start to separate me and who I start to think of as the “bad guys.”But the reality is, when I look under my anger, what's really there? Usually it's fear – fear for the planet, for future generations, for what's left of my time here on this planet... But then let's go even deeper. What's underneath the fear? Usually, for me it's actual sadness. And grief. Grief for the loss and the pain. And underneath that is - surprisingly – a deep sense of caring about it all. So when I'm able to see that, I can start to put on my “glasses of compassion,” as my teacher Rashani on the Big Island calls them. I can start to see how that “other” person is actually really hurting. How the things they do are greatly impacted by their suffering and how it's shaped how they see the world. The second reflection that I find really useful is to ask, “What are my unseen biases?” What are the ways we create separation in a kind of habitual way where we assume the other person is somehow “less than?” Through internalized racism, patriarchy, and consumer culture, for example. The third inquiry is, “How do we relate to the suffering we encounter?” It's common that we reflexively pull away from and avoid suffering. So really this comes down to being willing to feel uncomfortable, right? To have a willingness to feel pain, a willingness to be touched by suffering - our own and others. I remember one time when we were volunteering in Mexico in high school, and we were building a schoolhouse. Later that day a family invited my friend and me to dinner. We went into their home and it had a dirt floor and bare furnishings, but they had saved their best food for us and made chicken with beans and rice. We were trying to politely decline, since we knew they didn't have much food as it was, and we didn't want them to feed us out of feeling obligated. We knew chicken was a rare delicacy. We declined a few times, but they insisted. It was delicious. We were grateful, and they were so happy to be able to give us something in return. And we realized that we had actually created a distance between us and them. Like we were the “helpers” and they were the “other.” And that, my friends, is when compassion turns into pity. That distance we create can take away from someone's dignity. True compassion and action means we're in it together. Tara Brach said the point of organizing isn't actually to “organize something.” It's actually to strengthen the web of life and the connections between people. And it takes time – as long as it needs to. If we're going to get depressed or discouraged if we don't see quick results, we aren't going to last very long, right? In Zen they say there are only two things: you sit, and you sweep the garden…and it doesn't matter how big the garden is. Our activism can sit in the sweeping of the garden. So in our practice we can invite ourselves to quiet our minds and open our hearts and as we go out into the “garden” of the world, we reflect on what opens our heart. As we do this, we feel more hope and encouragement and joy and can potentially overcome our depressed mood or sense of hopelessness. What inspires compassion and action within us? What love do we want to express? What gift can we offer the world - even if the gift is the suffering that we've gone through and witnessed? It just takes one person to shift things. One person. One thing. To be that person who can offer something somewhere, to do that one things, begins to open a channel of connection for all of us. What is that channel that wants to open? What is that first step we can take? What is that gift you might have to offer – even if it is your suffering? You will learn:// How to reconcile the seemingly different energies of activism and spirituality// The one feeling to tap into to motivate our activism from a more loving place instead of hate or unhealthy anger// Why we are naturally called to take care of Earth and all of its inhabitants, even the non-human ones// 3 reflections we can do to connect ourselves with our belonging with others// The true purpose of activism Resources:// Episode 4: Anti-Racism + Radical Mindfulness // Episode 5: Try Allyship and the Willingness to Be Uncomfortable // If you're new to the squad, grab the Rebel Buddhist Toolkit I created at RebelBuddhist.com. It has all you need to start creating a life of more freedom, adventure, and purpose. You'll also get access to the Rebel Buddhist private group, and tune in every Wednesday as I go live with new inspiration and topics. // Want something more self-paced with access to weekly group support and getting coached by yours truly? Check out Freedom School – the community for ALL things related to freedom, inside and out. Learn more at JoinFreedomSchool.com. I can't wait to see you there! // Want to join me for the next cohort of the Adventure Mastermind? Visit AdventureMastermind.com to get on the waitlist to be the first to hear about the next dates and locations. If you've already done the mastermind, stay tuned for a special alumni retreat. We'll pick up right where we left off and dive even deeper!
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You're likely familiar with accounting, so perhaps you can gather that mental accounting is essentially about how we account for things in our mind. But, you may not realize that it isn't just mental math. This is about how we tend to create separate accounts for things in our minds that feel concrete, but often aren't. When I give examples in this episode today, which originally aired in the summer of 2019, you are going to find yourself saying, “Well, obviously that is how it works!” And then when you realize it doesn't have to be that way…it's kind of mind-blowing, but in a good way. Mental accounting is great in a lot of ways. It helps us to save money and prioritize things that we might have a harder time with if everything was all lumped together. But it doesn't mean it is the ONLY way or even the right way. It might just be the best way our brains are doing it right now, and it is always a good thing when you can know the rules your brain is using to make its decisions as well as that of your employees, peers, customers, and more. So, why are we talking about mental accounting today? It's because this Friday I am joined by Dr. Merle van den Akker, an expert on psychology and personal finances who runs the Money on the Mind blog. When she is here on Friday we discuss how the stress of money (fear of losing a job, concern about inflation, and the like) can impact employees. And, we of course take it a step further to unpack what businesses should know about these topics to better support their employees and why, even if a company thinks this doesn't have anything to do with them…it absolutely does. This kind of stress has a lot of economic impact on an organization, and it doesn't have to be difficult to support employees and achieve that win-win. We specifically talk about mental accounting in the episode, making it the perfect time to refresh it and get you set up for success for Friday! Show Notes: [01:21] Our brains make rules all the time. Sometimes they are really valuable — mental accounting is a great thing in a lot of ways. Sometimes, they aren't necessarily serving us well. [03:21] The concept of mental accounting was introduced by Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler and is based on a human's illogical approach to value in relative terms instead of looking at it as an absolute. [06:00] Three examples of how mental accounting can impact the decisions we make. This concept is very ingrained in our brains. [08:22] Money is commonly labeled as either: expenses, wealth, and income. [10:48] Much like regular accounting in mental accounting, individuals will book and post any occurring or planned transactions to the mental account. However, small items may not be booked in the same way as a big item would be. As long as it is below a certain amount it doesn't have to hit the mental account. [12:38] We often don't look at dollar bills and change the same. [15:31] Similar to the process of rounding up change at the grocery store, adding a small amount to an already large payment doesn't feel the same as having that payment on its own. This is because of decoupling. [17:07] Vacations are enjoyed more when they are prepaid because it feels free. [19:06] There are times when prepayment is necessary and beneficial for the overall enjoyment of an experience. [22:34] When prepayment comes into play the impact of the payment gets completely wiped off the mental accounting sheet so its impact on the sheet becomes zero. [25:11] Instead, internalize how the brain is wired to make its decisions around mental accounting. [27:49] When it comes to wealth in these sorts of categories people are very influenced by paper gains and losses. [29:26] Where you keep the money mentally or physically matters, but it also matters how you came across the money in question. [30:53] The way you receive the dividend impacts your willingness to spend it. [32:17] While it is easier to give cash than gifts, in many cases when the gift given is something someone really likes or enjoys it can have a greater value than giving cash. [34:08] While losses should be lumped together, gains should be separated out to really feel their value. Don't wrap all the Christmas presents in one box. [35:14] Mental accounting affects more than just money. [37:52] Context is important in the way people react. [39:54] Talking on the phone is more enjoyable when you aren't worried about how much it is going to cost you. [41:57] If you struggle with work-life balance and want to make more time for yourself, your family, or date night, consider how the mental accounts for money were set up. [43:47] Try to take a step back and have perspective on what's a waste of time and how you could better allocate your mental time account. [44:25] Melina's closing thoughts Thanks for listening. Don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Android. If you like what you heard, please leave a review on iTunes and share what you liked about the show. I hope you love everything recommended via The Brainy Business! Everything was independently reviewed and selected by me, Melina Palmer. So you know, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. That means if you decide to shop from the links on this page (via Amazon or others), The Brainy Business may collect a share of sales or other compensation. Let's connect: Melina@TheBrainyBusiness.com The Brainy Business® on Facebook The Brainy Business on Twitter The Brainy Business on Instagram The Brainy Business on LinkedIn Melina on LinkedIn The Brainy Business on Youtube Join the BE Thoughtful Revolution – our free behavioral economics community, and keep the conversation going! More from The Brainy Business: Check out Melina's award-winning books. Get the Books Mentioned on (or related to) this Episode: Nudge, by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein What Your Customer Wants and Can't Tell You, by Melina Palmer Scarcity, by Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir Subtract, by Leidy Klotz The Power of Scarcity, by Mindy Weinstein Top Recommended Next Episode: Pain of Paying (240) Already Heard That One? Try These: Costco (ep 47) Apple Card (ep 42) Overview of Personal Biases (ep 45) The Overwhelmed Brain and Its Impact on Decision Making (ep 32) Celebrating the First Year of the Podcast (ep 55) Overview of Personal Biases (ep 45) Framing (ep 16) Loss Aversion (ep 9) Time Discounting (ep 51) Booms and Busts (ep 30) What is Value? (ep 8) The Truth About Pricing (ep 5) Other Important Links: Brainy Bites - Melina's LinkedIn Newsletter The Pain of Paying The Red and the Black: Mental Accounting of Savings and Debt The Pain of Paying Tightwads and Spendthrifts: An Interdisciplinary Review Always Leave Home Without It: A Further Investigation of the Credit-Card Effect on Willingness to Pay Invest now, drink later, spend never: On the mental accounting of delayed consumption Mental Accounting Matters Mental Accounting and Consumer Choice
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The Bear Necessities of Entrepreneurship
From the vault, we bring back one of our top listened-to episodes on the willingness to serve and the story of Omniboost Founder and CEO, Kees Zorge.Make sure to check it out and don't forget to subscribe and leave a review!Kees Zorge is the Founder and CEO of Omniboost. Omniboost creates smart connections between PMS/POS and accounting software to enable the automatic synchronization of financial data sets. Their powerful technology integrates data in no time and transforms it into actual financial statements that become readily available in leading accounting systems on a global scale. As a result, it automates your accounting and manages your finances easier and faster than ever before.Connect with Kees:LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/keeszorge/Website - https://www.omniboost.io/LinkedIn (Company) - https://www.linkedin.com/company/omniboost.io/Connect with Rob:www.robnapoli.comwww.linkedin.com/in/robnapIG: @robnapoli.riseupShow Produced by: Niranjan Deshpande (Nick), Broken Frames Studio, www.brokenframesstudio.comCreative Director: Maxim Sokolov, www.maximsokolov.com Selling is evolving, are you? Humantic AI is a Buyer Intelligence platform for revenue teams. If you are interested in learning more about Humantic AI use Rob's referral link https://app.humantic.ai/login/?referral_code=robnapoli Special offer for #BearNation listeners interested in trying Brilliantly Warm (https://www.brilliantly.co/), use this 10% off discount code WELCOME10.The 8 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Coach (and how to avoid them!) use this link to get your FREE download: https://www.thaxa.com/p/the-bear-necessities-of-entrepreneurshipWe have teamed up with Phin, a social impact company, to give back for each episode to the communities that we serve. To learn more or get involved with Phin for your company, visit: https://www.phinforgood.com/
Wisdom Key #268
Bridwell Heights Presbyterian Church PCA
Emily Hawkins is Graphic Designer for Frisco First, but there is so much more to her story than her beautiful creations. Emily shares how she grew up Baptist but hated church. She left for college with the intent of disproving everything she knew about God and religion. However, the power of the Word and divinely appointed friendships brought her back to Jesus and now she loves her Savior more than ever. Emily's story will touch your heart and demonstrate how God uses people in the lives of the hurting.
In a moment of time, John was granted a picture: the book of Revelation. And just like how we see different things at different moments in time, we also have various pictures of Jesus in our minds. But during Holy week, we witness Jesus in a different light, engaging in debates, healing people, and ultimately dying on the cross. Then, in Revelation 1, we see Jesus revealed to John on Patmos in all his glory, shining like the sun, with hair like white wool and eyes like flames of fire.As we reflect on these images, we need to remember that Jesus has a message for us. He is speaking to the seven churches in a specific time and place, and we must be willing to listen. Let us hold onto this image of King Jesus, shining like the sun, and be open to hearing his words to us.Jesus' message is not just for the churches of the past, but for us today as well. Are we willing to hear what he has to say? Are we open to seeing Jesus in a new light and letting his words challenge us?In the midst of the chaos and uncertainty of our world, we need to be reminded that Jesus is still on the throne, shining in all his glory. He holds the seven stars in his hand and his voice thunders like the roar of many waters. He is powerful and majestic, and yet he speaks to us with tenderness and compassion.So as we read the book of Revelation, let us not be afraid of the visions and the symbolism, but let us focus on the message of hope and redemption that Jesus has for us. Let us be willing to hear his words and let them transform us from the inside out. And let us hold onto the image of King Jesus, shining like the sun, as a reminder of his power and his love for us.Sermon NotesSupport the showThe Village Church's sermon podcast is a weekly source of inspiration and guidance for the community. Authenticity is at the forefront of each episode, with Pastors Eric, Mark, Susan, and Michael delivering sermons that are grounded in truth and filled with personal stories and real-life examples. The goal of the podcast is to make spiritual growth accessible to all, regardless of background or belief system. Each week, the pastors explain different aspects of the Christian faith, exploring topics such as the disciplines of prayer, fasting, and giving, as well as more practical subjects like relationships, finances, and personal growth. They bring creativity to their teachings, making complex concepts easy to understand and inspiring listeners to live out their faith in new and meaningful ways. Whether you're a long-time member of the Village Church or just starting your spiritual journey, this podcast is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to grow in their faith. Join Pastors Eric, Mark, Susan, and Michael each week for a dose of truth, encouragement, and wisdom that will help you build a deeper relationship with God and live out your faith with authenticity and purpose. The Village Churchvillagersonline@gmail.comMore information at www.villagersonline.com
In this episode of Nicky and Moose, Moose discusses what drives him to be productive & successful in his business & personal life. Behind every great brand, there's someone working hard behind the scenes to make operations successful. What You Will Learn Behind the scenes of daily business and personal encounters. Where his passion for people and business comes from. Origin of his work ethic and business empathy. Successful business tips. Moose's Necessities Follow your passion. Having the right influences around you to drive good actions. Building discipline. Having desire for success. Willingness to succeed. Consistent efforts. Utilizing your connections. Being persistence. Foundations That Businesses Need Operating in the values of the company & brand. Effective marketing. Products and services. Struggling To Make Money? Heal in certain areas of your life. Sharpen your focus. Overcome any insecurities you currently have. Things To Not Overlook In Business Don't become blinded by passion. Not being clear on industry specifications. Not closing sales without a seamless process. Balancing Faith & Entrepreneurship No business Friday's! Dedicating that time to connecting with God. Scheduling business around your faith gives it a higher chance of sustainability. Moose's Three Book Recommendations Blitzscaling by Reid Hoffman Purple Cow by Seth Golden Start With Why by Simon Senek Listener Perks 1) Sponsored By Ecamm Live: An all-in-one live streaming & video production studio. With Ecamm Live, video creation is easy, professional, and fully customizable. If you can think it, you can create it in Ecamm Live. Try it for free www.nickyandmoose.com/ecamm 2) Deeper Than The Brand is a content creator community that prepares you for success in a building and sustaining a successful brand. Head over to deeperthanthebrand.com to learn more and get started today! 3) Striving to be the best we can is an on going journey. Having the blueprint of ourselves makes that goal more sustainable. Head over to flightassessment.com to learn your personality superpower and how to use it for successfully.
Are you willful about doing things your way, even when you know what you're doing is ineffective, unhelpful, and simply not working? If you feel frustrated and are trying to change something that simply cannot be changed and you spend a lot of energy in vain - that is willfulness. Lindsey + Amber dive into the the difference between willfulness and willingness based on tenets of dialectical behavior therapy or otherwise known as DBT. Willingness is about accepting what is and responding in an effective or appropriate way. The opposite of Willingness is Willfulness: trying to control the universe and deliberately or stubbornly doing something you know isn't working. Willfulness is about digging your heels in and refusing to accept reality. Tune into this episode to learn what you can do to get out of your own way and listen to your wise mind! FREE Distress Tolerance Skills Worksheet: https://www.therapistaid.com/worksheets/dbt-distress-tolerance-skills #dbt #willfulness #distresstoleranceskills #wisemind #radicalacceptance ------------------------------------------ Want to share your story or nominate a mental health professional for our monthly clinician spotlight? Contact us here: firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------------------ Podcast Platforms: https://linktr.ee/whatthefox Subscribe: youtube.com/@whatthefoxpodcast Instagram: @whatthefoxpodcast Press: email@example.com Sponsored By: www.ConsciousHealers.com Sponsored By: www.TherapyAppointment.com Music Credit: Nick Driver --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/whatthefoxpodcast/support
Dan Balcauski is a pricing expert and dropped by the pod to share key insights, hot takes, and practical advice for product teams and leaders to help unpack the pricing process, key variables, and mistakes to avoid. Show notes: 0:00-0:30 - Episode Intro 0:30-1:55 - Dan's Intro/Background 1:55-4:55 - From Engineer to Pricing Guru 4:55-6:42 - Biggest Pricing Pitfall 6:42-19:00 - Segmentation Myths and Realities 19:00-21:00 - defining value (3 Types) 21:00-26:35 - The Value Cascade 26:35-36:45 - How customers shape pricing 36:45-43:00 - Willingness to pay (WTP) (40:12) 43:00-47:30 - Pricing in B2B 47:30-56:50 - Freemium Good or Bad? 56:50-57:48 - Contact Dan 57:48-58:02 - Outro --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/productmanagementlessons/message
Wisdom Key #272
Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore
Scott Shor is the Owner/Managing Partner at Edmund's Oast. Scott moved to Charleston in 2004. He began working at Ted's Butcher block in 2007, which had a small craft beer selection. This is where his fondness for craft beer and spirits really took hold. In 2008, he opened Charleston's Beer Exchange. He opened another locations, called Greenville Beer Exchange in 2010 and later sold it. It is still operational today. Finally, in 2017, he opened Edmun's Oast, which now has two locations including a brewery. Today, Edmund's East Brewing Co. sells its products to 8 states. Unstoppables! Please consider taking this survey about our listener demographics so that we can better determine how to best serve our listeners. Less than 10 simple questions. Here is the link: CLICK HERE Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Join Restaurant Unstoppable Network and get your first 30 days on me! Connect with my past guest and a community of superfans. Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote/mantra: "You gotta want it." In this episode with Scott Shor we will discuss: What is hard work? How to open a business "wrong" Retail How to garner investors Offering ownership to employees Investing in your people Private events Impact on community Today's sponsor: Meez - If you're a chef, consultant, operator, or generally if you manage recipes intended for professional kitchens, meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, get fast and accurate food cost and nutrition analysis. Sign up today for 2 FREE months of invoice processing. With Invoice Processing, you can link all of your purchases to ingredients in your recipes, and the most current cost will be automatically reflected in every recipe. 1Huddle - 1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly. Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus. Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more. Knowledge bombs Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Willingness to work Surround yourself with amazing people What is your biggest weakness? Unrelenting willingness What's one thing you ask or look for when interviewing/growing your team? People who are genuine What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Rising costs of everything Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. The team puts people first What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Underberg - digestive bitter What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? Unreasonable Hospitality by Will Guirdara GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations? Apple Watch What is one thing you feel restaurateurs don't do well enough or often enough? Stop and asses what you are doing and why you are doing it If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? You can make anything meaningful and make it matter Help people Give back Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: @edmundsoast Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you'd like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Scott Shor for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time! Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. 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Leila is gratefully thriving and prospering in all of her fellowships. It is through rigorously working the 12 steps that she has found peace, serenity and joy in her life today. The 12 steps have given Leila the community, solution and recipe for living that she never knew she always needed. She has started two SLAA meetings which combined have over 300 joining participants every week. She is passionate about being of service and works this program as seriously as she worked her addiction(s). She rocks this episode on the Essentials of Recovery - Honesty, Open-mindedness, and Willingness. This is one that you will want to share with your sponsees and other fellows who are struggling. Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and the similarities of recovery from all afflictions and addictions, and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are trudging this road. We are an open meeting for ALL, no matter your life experiences, faith traditions, nationality, or background. Reco12 is a self-supporting service and we appreciate your help in keeping it that way. We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs. To contribute, or to become a Reco12 Spearhead you can quickly and easily become a monthly donor here: https://www.reco12.com/support or you can do one-time donations through PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12) or Venmo: @Reco-Twelve . To record a Reco12 Shares … share or prayer, please link to https://www.speakpipe.com/reco12shares and leave a share or your favorite recovery prayer. To find Reco12 Shares on virtually any podcast platform and follow and listen, go here: https://reco12shares.buzzsprout.com/share To join our private Facebook group or our WhatsApp group and now. To follow us on Instagram, and even to subscribe on YouTube, the links are below: WhatsApp – Send email to get added to email@example.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/291099645261990 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reco12pod/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNHToLwCJhBB1Qqs10Ontzg Resources from this meeting:Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous - seriously, if you don't yet have a Big Book... Get one! Outro music is “Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe. This song, and/or the entire soundtrack for the future Broadway musical, “Crosses: A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here: https://amzn.to/3RIjKXs This song is used with the express permission of Cory Ellsworth. Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org to join WhatsApp Group
Gen. Michael Flynn joins Pags with his thoughts on the left stopping at no one and nothing to destroy America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gen. Michael Flynn joins Pags with his thoughts on the left stopping at no one and nothing to destroy America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fr. Patrick preached this homily on April 5, 2023 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Wadsworth, OH. The readings are from Is 50:4-9a, Ps 69:8-10, 21-22, 31 and 33-34 & Mt 26:14-25.
Not Another Fitness Podcast: For Fitness Geeks Only
[5:03] Willingness to fail[9:19] Learning from others in the industry[14:47] Reducing the threat and moving without compensatory patterns[20:24] Fixing patterns from a neurological standpoint[27:39] Why not to get married to a system[31:15] The bird test[35:42] Convergence exercises.[43:00 Eyes and feet for upright posture[55:38} Dan and cold water immersion[1:03:02] How close can humans get to hibernation for sleepConnect with Dan:WebsiteReferenced Link:S2_EP_12: Interview with Dr Mike T Nelson -Steve Turns the Tables and Interviews Me TodayAbout Dan:Dan Fichter has been involved in strength and conditioning for well over 20 years, Wannagetfast became a reality in his garage in the early 2000s. With Boots on the ground in the early 90's Dan has studied closely with some of the elites in the field of physical preparation. Dan has a very diverse education that literally spans the globe. Dan was responsible for designing and implementing speed, strength, conditioning, and mobility training programs for athletes in men's lacrosse, alpine ski, volleyball, tennis, swimming, basketball, Football, lacrosse, and a variety of other sports. As a high school coach Dan has won 8 Sectional Titles in Track and Football and has coached numerous professional athletes, Olympians, and some of the most high-profile Hockey and Lacrosse players in the world. Fichter has traveled the country lecturing to numerous NFL, MLB, NHL, on speed training, strength training, and nervous system development and how to pull these elements into a comprehensive package. At the High School level Dan teaches fundamental postural and force absorption techniques and how it easily translates into sporting prowess and bulletproofing against injuries.
Ditch the Classroom - for Teachers, Moms, and Women Who Want to Work from Home!
On this episode of the “ABCs of Becoming a Virtual Assistant” series here on the Ditch the Classroom podcast, we're talking about the importance of having a willingness to learn as a Virtual Assistant. Sign up for the free Virtual Assistant Workshop - https://ariannavernier.com/free-workshop Join Teacher Turned Virtual Assistant– https://teacherturnedvirtualassistant.com Grab my new book - “Teacher Turned…” – https://teacherturnedvirtualassistant.com/book Join the free community – https://facebook.com/groups/ditchtheclassroom Check out today's show notes at https://ariannavernier.com/abcs-of-becoming-a-virtual-assistant-round-up-week-5
Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson
Forrest and Dr. Rick both identify as “reformed rigid people,” and in this episode they explore how to become more psychologically flexible. Just like how physical flexibility is the amount of stretch in our muscles, the ability they have to bend without breaking, psychological flexibility is the same quality in our minds. It helps us look at situations in new lights, be open to our emotions, let go of old versions of ourselves, and step into new ways of being. They talk about rigidity as a form of psychological defense, the motivations for rigidity, the trap of assumptions and limiting beliefs, releasing attachment, and embracing new ways of thinking. Watch the Episode: Prefer watching video? You can watch this episode on YouTube.Key Topics:0:00: Introduction1:35: Choice, and the tradeoff between flexibility and speed2:55: Rigidity, agency, and flexibility in relationship7:50: Behavioral vs. psychological choices10:30: The dock and the river, and self-protection15:40: Inflexibility as a means to an end17:30 Tools to inquire into your rigidities20:50: When others' behavior isn't about you23:20: Assumptions and limiting beliefs27:35: Willingness to change, and comfort in feeling change34:10: Releasing attachment to your ‘place'39:50: Understanding the function of your rigidity41:35: Over-identification with goals and accomplishments44:40: Stepping into the river45:20: Recap Support the Podcast: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.Sponsors: This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp, and you can join over a million people using the world's largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month!Want to sleep better? Try the Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Connect with the show:Subscribe on iTunesFollow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Forrest on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookVisit Forrest's website
In this episode, Julie & Simone welcome author and memoirist, Nefertiti Austin to the Inclusion School podcast. Nefertiti's critically acclaimed book, "Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender and Parenting in America", addresses the lack of diverse voices in motherhood. She talks with Julie & Simone about the experiences that led her to write her book and shares her thoughts and advice about raising her children as a black Mom of black adopted children. Don't miss this inspiring and honest episode. You can find Nefertiti's book wherever you purchase your books and you can reach her on social media @nefertitiaustin. Listen to the entire podcast at https://inclusionschool.com/ . To reach us, email email@example.com Grab resources mentioned in the show at https://inclusionschool.com/resources/
A commentary and discussion on the Spiritual Principle a Day Meditation. Contact Information: 919-675-1058 or facebook.com/groups/theanonpodcast
Exodus 23; Plethora of interpretations; Numbering chapter and verse in the bible; Masoretic text; Have you heard this before?; Have you been deceived?; Are you willing to change your mind - repent?; Going up by steps; Dominance; vs humility; Nakedness; Two trees; Hierarchy?; Ex 20:26; Altars; Coveting; Property rights; Bondage of Egypt - setting the captive free; Lowerarchy; Serving your neighbor; Covetous practices; Taxation; Misinformation and the "wicked"; Violence; Idolatry; Col 3:5; National adultery; Two commandments; Loving neighbor as yourself; False witness; Moses' government; Ruling over people?; Ruling vs leading; False reporting; Anti-democracy; Wresting judgement; Having one purse; Centralizing wealth; Italics in the bible; Israel the republic; Identifying "evil"; THE sin of Sodom and Gomorrah; Exercising authority; Deciding fact and law; Learning the Way of righteousness; Pure republics; Solvency of Social Security?; Annexing your labor; Waiving your rights; Countenancing the poor; Meat and milk; Loving your enemy; Forgiveness; Misunderstanding bible basics; Realizing blind spots; Precedents; Baptism of John the Baptist; Ex 23:7; Robbing widows and orphans; Gathering for others; Weakening Israel?; Land Sabbath?; Debt and the poor; Pure religion in a pure republic; Other gods making choices for you?; Reserve funds; Willingness to rob neighbors; Feast of unleavened bread; Force vs Charity; Bringing gifts to your god; Becoming a benefit; Not "if you have a need, let me know"; Turning ministers into beggars?; Food laws?; Ex 23:20; Cutting off other nations; Putting selves to death; Coming together to save others; Taking sickness away; Making righteousness your goal; Heb 11:17; Noah in the New Testament; Taking back responsibility; Peaceful invasion of Canaan; No covenanting with their gods; Seek His kingdom and righteousness.
Men Doing the Work, by Alpha Rising Menswork
In this episode I dig more into the idea of willingness to do the work. Why is it important? What did it look like for me in my journey?I share more about this and how it's shown up for me in a few different areas. Enjoy!Are you ready to step up and join one of our groups or dive in on some private 1-1 support? Let's connect and discuss whether one of our programs would be a good fit for you!www.calendly.com/alpharising/intro You can find links to all of our free downloadable workbooks and resources here:https://linktr.ee/alpharisingIf you're enjoying this conversation and want to see more regular content on these topics check out our instagram page:www.instagram.com/alpharising.mensworkYou can also join our free community on Facebook here for our free men's group breathwork events:www.facebook.com/groups/alpharising
Message from Matt Evans on Mar 23, 2023
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Announcing the 2023 CLR Summer Research Fellowship, published by stefan.torges on March 17, 2023 on The Effective Altruism Forum. We, the Center on Long-Term Risk, are looking for Summer Research Fellows to help us explore strategies for reducing suffering in the long-term future (s-risk) and work on technical AI safety ideas related to that. For eight weeks, fellows will be part of our team while working on their own research project. During this time, they will be in regular contact with our researchers and other fellows. Each fellow will have one of our researchers as their guide and mentor. Deadline to apply: April 2, 2023. You can find more details on how to apply on our website. Purpose of the fellowship The purpose of the fellowship varies from fellow to fellow. In the past, have we often had the following types of people take part in the fellowship: People very early in their careers, e.g. in their undergraduate degree or even high school, who have a strong focus on s-risk and would like to learn more about research and test their fit. People seriously considering changing their career to s-risk research, who want to test their fit or seek employment at CLR. People with a strong focus on s-risk who aim for a research or research-adjacent career outside of CLR and who would like to gain a strong understanding of s-risk macrostrategy beforehand. People with a fair amount of research experience, e.g. from a partly- or fully completed PhD, whose research interests significantly overlap with CLR's and who want to work on their research project in collaboration with CLR researchers for a few months. This includes people who do not strongly prioritize s-risk themselves. There might be many other good reasons for completing the fellowship. We encourage you to apply if you think you would benefit from the program, even if your reason is not listed above. What we look for in candidates We don't require specific qualifications or experience for this role, but the following abilities and qualities are what we're looking for in candidates. We encourage you to apply if you think you may be a good fit, even if you are unsure whether you meet some of the criteria. Curiosity and a drive to work on challenging and important problems; Ability to answer complex research questions related to the long-term future; Willingness to work in poorly-explored areas and to learn about new domains as needed; Independent thinking; A cautious approach to potential information hazards and other sensitive topics; Alignment with our mission or strong interest in one of our priority areas. Priority areas You can find an overview of our current priority areas here. However, If we believe that you can somehow advance high-quality research relevant to s-risks, we are interested in creating a position for you. If you see a way to contribute to our research agenda or have other ideas for reducing s-risks, please apply. We commonly tailor our positions to the strengths and interests of the applicants. Further details We encourage you to apply even if any of the below does not work for you. We are happy to be flexible for exceptional candidates, including when it comes to program length and compensation. Program dates: The default start date is July 3, 2023. Exceptions may be possible. Program length & work quota: The program is intended to last for eight weeks in a full-time capacity. Exceptions, including part-time work, may be possible. Location: We prefer summer research fellows to work from our London offices, but will also consider applications from people who are unable to relocate. Compensation: Unfortunately, we face a lot of funding uncertainty at the moment. So we don't know yet how much we will be able to pay participating fellows. Compensation will range from £1,800 to £4,000 per month, de...
Welcome back Bootcampers! We’re jumping back in on the subject of conflict, with the “other” Bob. Today the guys get down to the important subject of how to have the “conflict” conversation. First, a little definition on one of the important characteristics of Replanters, the willingness to confront. Willingness to Confront: the replant pastor with […]
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HT1471 - The Willingness to Fail Artists embrace failure. There's no other way to put it. If you are unwilling to fail, you will find your attempts at art making will be thoroughly frustrating and unproductive. Failure is part of the process, but what you do with those failures is what keeps art making sufferable. There is a thrill when failure magically morphs into a new idea.
Are you going through a time of wilderness in your faith? Did you know that Jesus went through a wilderness period of 40 days before he went into his earthly ministry? Listen and be encouraged today as Pastor Lauren Daniel explains how your wilderness period is there to create willingness for the new season that is upon your life. Music from: https://uppbeat.io/t/richard-smithson/shout License code: VLSHCHMHQ10SVRVY
Debt can play an essential role in financial planning in several ways, such as financing large purchases, building credit, managing cash flow, and leveraging investments. However, it's important to remember that taking on too much debt can also have negative consequences that could impact your financial future. Therefore, it's vital to carefully consider your options and ensure that any debt you take on is manageable and aligns with your overall financial goals. In this episode, we talk about the essential aspects of debt and the role of debt in financial planning, and we unpack the two major forms of debt. Learn about debt in financial planning, consumption smoothing, the mindset and psychology behind debt, the risk that comes with debt, how credit cards impact how people interact with their money, integrated financial planning, and important aspects of mortgages. We also review a past episode with guest Dan Solin and the book, The Five Most Important Questions, which provides readers with a tool for self-assessment and transformation concerning productivity in the workplace. Key Points From This Episode: • The role of debt in financial planning and the distinction between good and bad debt. (0:08:16) • A brief overview of mortgages, credit cards, and their associated risks. (0:11:31) • Consequences of borrowing money at a high-interest rate, and how financial literacy impacts effective debt management. (0:13:20) • The psychological aspects related to debt and consumer spending. (0:16:10) • Outlining the psychological interactions of established debt on mental well-being. (0:18:15) • Credit cards, what they offer, and their psychological effect on paying. (0:22:10) • Costs associated with not using a credit card. (0:28:45) • Why mortgage debt is considered good debt for the borrower and the different facets of mortgages to consider. (0:32:48) • The difference between fixed and adjustable mortgage rates and which is better. (0:37:25) • Highlights and key takeaways from a past episode with Dan Solin. (0:46:06) • A review of the book, The Five Most Important Questions and why we recommend it. (0:47:47) • How the questions from the book relate to household decision-making. (0:51:18) • A testament to Dan Wheeler and his contribution to the field of finance. (0:52:55) • Recent interviews with Ben, upcoming guests, other interesting financial content, and our book recommendations. (0:56:33) • A 23 in 23 book challenge update, feedback on the show, and upcoming meetups. 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OCD TREATMENT OPTIONS Today, we have Elizabeth McIngvale and we are talking all about different OCD treatment options. Elizabeth (Liz) McIngvale is the Director of the McLean OCDI Houston. She has an active clinical and research and leadership role there. McLean OCDI is a treatment center for people with OCD and she talks extensively about different OCD treatment options in this episode. She's the perfect one to talk to in this episode about knowing when you need a higher level of care, particularly related to OCD. In this episode, we walk through the different levels of care from self-help all the way through to inpatient facilities. Elizabeth spoke so beautifully about how to know when you're ready for the next step of care, what to look out for, what you should be interested in, and questions you should ask. This is such an important episode. I'm actually blown away that I haven't addressed it yet, but I'm so grateful we got to talk about it today. Elizabeth McIngvale is also a lecturer at Harvard Medical School. She treats obsessive-compulsive disorders, anxiety disorders. She's got a special interest in mental health stigma and access to mental health care. It was actually such an educational episode and I felt like it actually made me a better supervisor to my staff and a better educator as well. You're going to love this episode if you're really wanting to understand and take the stigma out of increasing your care if that's something that you need. That being said, I'm going to let you listen to Elizabeth's amazing words, and I hope you enjoy this episode just as much as I did. Have a great day, everybody. Kimberley Quinlan: Well, welcome, Liz McIngvale. I'm so excited to have you on for two reasons. Number one, I really want to talk about giving people information about OCD treatment options, but I also understand that you can also bring in a personal experience here. Anytime, someone can share their personal experience, just lights me up. So thank you for being here. Elizabeth McIngvale: Thank you for having me. I'm so excited to be here and yeah, I hope that both my personal but also professional kind of background in this arena might help guide. Some individuals who are kind of wondering what treatment do they need right now and and what does treatment for them look like Kimberley Quinlan: Wonderful. Do you want to share a little bit about your history with OCD and your story as much as you want to share? Elizabeth McIngvale: For sure. Yeah, I'll try to not take up too much time but you know, basically, I grew up here in Houston, Texas, where I'm from, and was diagnosed with OCD right around 12. I started showing lots of different symptoms prior on and off, but nothing that was disruptive nothing. That really would have warranted a diagnosis. I would do things like track the weather, or every time I read a book, I would start at page one because I didn't like the feeling if I picked up in between and things like that… Elizabeth McIngvale: but nothing was really out of the norm normal in the sense that I was still doing okay. And academically you know, Relationship-wise and I was functioning well until I wasn't, you know, until my intrusive thoughts, got louder and the disruption became more and more severe. Here in Houston, we have the largest medical center in the world and we are known for our healthcare and so you would think access to good care would be really accessible, but unfortunately, it just wasn't and granted, this was a long time ago, almost 20 years ago but we really started searching for treatment here in Houston and, you know, I was lucky enough that pretty early on I got a diagnosis and for most of us in the OCD world, we know that that's rare for it to happen that soon. So that was great. That was a huge blessing for me, however we couldn't find good treatment. Every provider would say things like we've never seen a case like this. We don't know how to treat this and there's not help available. You guys should assume that Liz live in a mental health hospital, the rest of her life. And so my parents were just really struggling with What do I do and How do I help my child. And so they kept researching and kept trying to figure it out and actually they got lucky enough that they stumbled across the newspaper article and in that newspaper article talked about an inpatient treatment center at the time which was called the Meninger Clinic and how they had an OCD program. There was a little bitty excerpt and immediately my dad, called my mom, they ended up calling Meninger and learning more and I ended up going to the Meninger clinic when I was 15. I went three days after my 15th birthday, I'll never forget and I talk about this a lot because my treatment stay at Meninger was the first step to my life being changed. It was the first step to me getting appropriate treatment. It didn't cure me, you know, I want to be honest about that. I think sometimes we think, okay, we go do that. We either like get cured or We don't. And, for those of us who live with OCD, we understand that management of our illnesses different than a cure, right? It was a lot of work, but it was also the beginning of a journey where I had to learn to do my own treatment and I had to learn to become my own therapist. And as much as the treatment was super successful for me, I was there for three months and my life changed. I went from being suicidal being hopeless, and not being able to function at all six to eight hour showers and completely, homebound completely riddled by rituals, to being a kid who could fully function. I was able to go back to school. Take five minute showers, do things I never thought I could do again. At the same time, I didn't realize that I had to still take ownership of my illness, I think I thought Oh like the ownership is, I did treatment and that's what it meant. Not that I needed to keep engaging in treatment. And I talk about that because I did relapse later, I ended up going… I ended up doing some outpatient in between and then back to impatient again. And for me, I had to kind of learn what level of care works for me? What does that look like? And how do I manage my illness? And to this day, I still go to outpatient therapy. It's still a big part of my life. Am I actively doing OCD work every week? No I'm doing other stuff right? Family system and boundary setting and things that are important in my life that are tough. But it's been a journey even for myself personally, to know what level of care do I need and at what point. And I think what's really interesting is that when I was 15 I would have told you I'm not going to treatment. My parents had to take me involuntarily and it was a pretty awful day the day they took me to treatment. And, you know, I say this because a lot of times when people hear my story they think Oh, well, y'all did everything right and like, it was just this, like, beautiful path to recovery. That's like, no. It was really messy and it is messy and that's okay. There is no perfect way for us to get treatment in a way that can change our life. And so I really want us to think more about the outcome and what treatment might mean to us versus being super close-minded about the process,… 00:05:00 Kimberley Quinlan: Right. Elizabeth McIngvale: because I think a lot of times we have so much anxiety around I want to go to intensive treatment. I don't want to leave my life. I don't want to put things on hold I don't want to go to this hospital like setting if that's where I'm going and really, it's not about that. It's about what might it give us in the long run, right? Kimberley Quinlan: Right. Elizabeth McIngvale: And just that chance at freedom that maybe outpatient care can no longer do. Kimberley Quinlan: Right? So for the folks who are new here and if just new to us let's sort of just because I feel like I really want to cover this as as much as we can. When you went to Meninger what was the correct OCD treatment in which you received like was it,… Elizabeth McIngvale: Yeah. Totally. Kimberley Quinlan: can you kind of give us a little bit of a view of what that looks like? Elizabeth McIngvale: Yeah. So before Meninger I had gone to outpatient providers and… Elizabeth McIngvale: I remember playing the board game life with a therapist once and I crossed the bridge and I remember her saying Liz, how does that feel? And I was like Well I don't know. Like How does it feel to you? Like what? I remember going to my mom and I was young, right? I was adolescent. I said Mom like this isn't working like we're playing the board game life, I'm not getting better, like this is not therapy and my mom was just like, well, I don't know, she didn't know, she didn't know what she should be doing or not. And so I got to Meninger and I remember there were three things that really put things in perspective for me upon arriving. The first was I met someone else like myself. I met a young girl named Amy who struggled with an eating disorder and OCD and I remember I was crying. I was vomiting. I was so sick. That was so anxious about being there and all she said to me is it's okay. I cried too. And it was the first time in my life. I met someone else like me. And for those of you who know, you know, the the value I believe advocacy has in the OCD world is because we need to feel part of a community, even when we're struggling, And so I got that but it was the first time in my life. I remember, I sat down with my therapists in this conference room and you know, I didn't believe in therapy, candidly. I had gotten really bad therapy for a long time and I just continued to get worse. So I didn't think therapy could help me. I didn't think I could get better and I really was starting to accept that I would just live a life with bad OCD forever and then I would just live in this basically, in the state of misery. And I remember I sat down and for the first time My provider starts asking me all these questions, and he doesn't seem scared. He's like, Oh yeah, no problem. Okay, tell me about this. Tell me about that. And there was this like, not egotistical like this, very humble confidence that. Oh, yeah. Like I know how to treat you, and I was just like, what? And I remember, He said, Yeah, we're gonna do Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) I've done this before. You're not the worst case. I've seen, you know, I know how to treat this. I've done all in, It was the first time I realized, Oh my gosh, someone actually knows how to help me. Elizabeth McIngvale: And so my entire treatment was based on exposure and response prevention and you know I think ERPs come a long way as somebody who now works in this field and runs a program doing, you know, runs at the same program. We don't do ERP the same way we did when I did it. Right. When I did ERP, it was an older school model. It was a very habituation model. I remember holding contaminated sweaters and just sitting there for an hour or two, right? We don't do that anymore, but there's something about the basis, right? The core of the treatment hasn't changed and it's it's what changed my life and it's it's really important that I will say, I can't imagine what it had been like if I would have gone to an impatient or a residential setting that wasn't OCD specific and that wasn't doing evidence-based care. I would have believed in treatment even last and I would have been even more helpless. Kimberley Quinlan: Yeah, there is so much beauty to being with someone who's like, Oh yeah, I've had a worst case than you like. I've had so many clients say like that is the best thing anyone has ever said to me. Elizabeth McIngvale: Yeah. Yeah. Like okay not like Oh like I mean literally providers would say to me in Houston like we've never seen a case of severe. We don't know how to help you and it's like, Well what? So like What do I do? Kimberley Quinlan: Right. Elizabeth McIngvale: You know, Can you try and they're like, we don't know, we don't know how to try. Kimberley Quinlan: Right, right? I'm so grateful that you had that experience. This amazing. So, Let's sort of fast forward to now. You of course are an OCD specialist, we know this an amazing one. I first want to look at the term outpatient For some people, they don't know what that means. So what does OCD outpatient treatment look like? Elizabeth McIngvale: Yeah. OCD TREATMENT ONLINE Kimberley Quinlan: And would you also speak to now since covid? We also have like an online version of that so you want to elaborate on OCD treatment online? Elizabeth McIngvale: Yeah, there's so many. So actually, let's have you start first by describing self-help because I think it's. So I think it's really important When we think about levels of care to think about the continuum, right? I look at it as like,… Kimberley Quinlan: Right. Yep. OCD SELF HELP Elizabeth McIngvale: there's self-help options, there's outpatient options and then there's intensive option. Elizabeth McIngvale: Yeah. 00:10:00 Kimberley Quinlan: Beautiful, yeah. Like thats the epitome of me, like even with this podcast, right? How can we provide free or not one one one treat metn for people or in the case of CBT School, how can we help you to do it on your own? RIght, so there are sort of self lead courses or we have the self-compassion workbook for OCD, which is ultimately me as a clinician saying, If I was with a client, this is the steps I would take. So, that's the first step and we offer that all the time. And and I think I don't really actually think we've got that much research on it yet. I think we're in the early stages of that, but that is being really helpful for people who sort of want to become educated, want to understand what's going on and they feel motivated and able to do that on their own. So that's that's the self-help model, then what would we use? Elizabeth McIngvale: Well in one of the things, I want to back up for a second to just and I know you've done so many podcasts on this but for those who've skipped over this one, right, what's really most important is that you're engaging in evidence-based treatment and what we mean by that is that we want to make sure you're getting access to treatment that's been researched and that we know works for OCD. And so there's self-help that is not evidence-based for OCD and they're self-help that is evidence-based for OCD. And one of the beauties of self-help is that you don't have to look at it as a soul intervention, right? Do it while you can, you can do these workbooks, you can do these self-help, you know, in different modalities while you're going to an outpatient therapist. And then one of the things that's really beautiful is that if you live in an area where there isn't OCD providers or OCD specialists your clinicians can actually also use it as a guiding tool in treatment, right? And so again it's allows there to be this rubric of good treatment, all right? This kind of like guide book to,… Kimberley Quinlan: Yeah. Elizabeth McIngvale: you know, or handbook to say. And so Always think of that as kind of our least, invasive level of care and… Kimberley Quinlan: Right. Elizabeth McIngvale: it's a level of care. That's my goal that everyone ends up at right that you're able to get to a place… Kimberley Quinlan: Yeah. Elizabeth McIngvale: where like, yes, you're still actively engaged in a treatment community whether that's through self-help workbooks or podcasts or different ways that you connect because that's really helpful, but that you may not need one-to-one anymore, right? I go to one-to-one therapy because it's important for my soul. I don't need it and… Kimberley Quinlan: Right. Elizabeth McIngvale: that's very different, right? I'm at a place where I can engage the tools inependently, using some resources with and when I need them. And so then the next level is outpatient therapy and traditional outpatient therapy would be oftentimes once a week 45 to 50 minutes session with an OCD specialist in person, one to one in the past three years, that's totally shifted right actually, I would say more commonly it's virtual than it is in person and you know, there's pros and cons. I think most of us Most of us still think in person is better, right? That just if it's feasible, But from a scheduling perspective and feasibilities perspective online is so much easier, right? So most of us, myself included, I do my therapy online because it's, I don't have to schedule the time to drive and get to my clinician and drive back. And so, that's really important. The second piece that's really important to think about is, I would rather you 100 times over be doing virtual sessions with someone who specializes in OCD and knows how to treat OCD then do in person with someone who doesn't. Elizabeth McIngvale: Right, so really, when we think about therapy and interventions, we want to make sure and this is important because a lot of times people will say, Oh well I've tried out patient therapy, It doesn't work for me but they haven't necessarily tried it with an OCD specialist and they haven't been appropriate evidence-based treatment and really we want you to do that first before you start thinking about next level of care or you know some people will want to do like a medication trial and it's like Well you don't get in the research study in a trial if we haven't tried evidence based stuff first, right? So that's really important. With that being said, outpatient can be a continuum, Some outpatient providers can offer two to three sessions a week for 45 minutes, you know? So they can do kind of what we would call like intensive outpatient and that they may make in their own program, but traditionally most clinicians who carry an outpatient case. Load would see someone once a week for 45 minutes session. Kimberley Quinlan: Yeah and I think that's for our center as well once maybe twice if there's more of a crisis but that's the level of care that we that's the kind of clients that we have and that's the level of care that we do provide. So I think and I will say going back to your online is quite a few of the people who take ERP school have therapists, right? It's like 55% of the people who take ERP School are therapist. So therapists are, you know, even though that might be their specialty, Let's say they're the only person in their neighborhood. That is what they're doing, right? They're just doing the best, they can learning whatever skills they can. So that's very positive in my mind. Elizabeth McIngvale: That's right. Yeah, and want people to have a good sound background in ERP but have to mean that they only treat OCD,… Kimberley Quinlan: Right. Elizabeth McIngvale: you know, and I think it's important that you can get really great progress right on an outpatient basis with someone who's knowledgeable and ERP. If you are at a place where outpatient level of care is warranted and important to think about, 00:15:00 Kimberley Quinlan: Right, and that brings me to my next question, how would someone know if they needed a higher level of care for OCD? What would be some symptoms or signs that would be showing up for them? Elizabeth McIngvale: And so the first thing I want you to think about is, Are you seeing somebody who does evidence-based care and are you not getting better, right? That's really the first like thing we need to look at is, Are you going to therapy and have you given in a good therapeutic dose, right? So we're talking, you know, at least a couple months. You don't expect that in two sessions, right? We're like better. Because often it may get worse than better. But at least, you know, maybe a couple weeks to a month or two. Are you on your own saying, I'm not seeing the results that I want, right? That this is, this is not getting me where I want to be. The second question is what level of functioning has your OCD impacted? Elizabeth McIngvale: Traditionally most of our patients in residential care are not working full-time. So their OCD is really impacting their functioning on a level that's disruptive so whether that's either their family life or their job or their school or their career, right? Something is pretty significantly disrupted from their OCD. That once a week may not be enough, right? It again the level of disruption is a little bit too high and then the third thing to really think about is what your provider telling you A good OCD clinician should not be trying to make some sort of a program for you that they don't typically do to keep you on their caseload. Kimberley Quinlan: Right. OCD INTENSIVE TREATMENT Elizabeth McIngvale: They should willing to say to you, You know I think I think you need more right now. And this is what more might look like. And the reality is that you're going to get to go back to them, right? As long as they're doing good ERP and evidence based care, right? You're gonna be encouragedto go back to that outpatient provider but it's about stepping up the level of intensity, right? If we have a medical diagnosis and we're going to our doctor but it starts to warrant the level of hospitalization or certain you know more intensive treatment, we don't want our outpatient doctor to keep seeing us in their private practice, right? We want them to send us to the hospital so that it can get managed and we can get more intensive treatment until we can return back to an outpatient level of management. We cannot treat the brain differently. Elizabeth McIngvale: You know, and I hear people all the time. Well Liz, you know, I don't really want to go to treatment for four six weeks and my answer is like, well, what's 4 6? 12 18. However, many weeks you're at a treatment center if it gives you the rest of your life. Kimberley Quinlan: Right. Elizabeth McIngvale: Right? When we are talking about meeting this level of care, the disruption is not minimal the disruption is significant, right? We know that for patients with OCD, OCD impacts all aspects of your quality of life, right? All facets of it. I'm looking at our data yesterday and all like our 2022 outcomes data. We see significant statistically, significant decrease in OCD scores in phq-9. Kimberley Quinlan: Right. Elizabeth McIngvale: But then also in disability scores, right? Because we want you to be able to get back to functioning and get back to the life, you love, or you deserve, or you're excited about that OCD is taking away from you and so, I always want, I always want you to think about that and often with that means is that you typically can't do the homework, you're being assigned,… Kimberley Quinlan: Yeah. Elizabeth McIngvale: you know, being assigned homework, and you're trying to do it, you're trying to engage in it, but you're struggling and you find that you're you're not able to do that homework independently. And so often times patients in our level of care, need extra support. They need support in the evenings. They need support outside of their behavioral therapy sessions to be able to do this ERP They need extra coaching, they need extra support. They need extra motivation. Kimberley Quinlan: Right. And and recently, we had Micah Howe on the podcast. I was sharing with you before and he was really saying… He said, I went to inpatient thinking that it would be like a new kind of therapy and he's like, it was actually good to see, it's the same therapy, but more, right? Like just so much more. Elizabeth McIngvale: That's right. Yeah, if you're with a good therapist, right? It's same, if you're with someone who's doing evidence-based care, it's the same therapy but more and maybe maybe it's implemented a little bit differently, right? I do believe that we use some different language. We try to get things to stick in different ways, right? That sort of thing, but the model of treatment shouldn't change. OCD INPATIENT TREATMENT Kimberley Quinlan: Okay, so this is all beautiful and I think it all of those points that you made are so important. The homework piece the therapist feeling like that's what they're recommendation is. What would be the next step up from outpatient? OCD treatment, in your opinion? Elizabeth McIngvale: Yeah. So you know I can't speak for all the programs but what I can tell you is that here at the OCD Institute in Houston, Right? Houston Ocdi. We really focus on a super detailed admission process. And so what I mean by that is Kim,… 00:20:00 Elizabeth McIngvale: if you call tomorrow and said Hey I have sever OCD, I need to come to your program. We don't say great, here's our next opening, that's not how it works at all. So for us we require a provider referral form a family referral form. You have to complete intake forms and then we do a one hour zoom session with you And during that zoom session we want to gather information. We want to understand your current symptoms. We want to make sure two things A: You're a good fit for our program and B: that we think this level of cares appropriate for you, you know, just because sometimes people have really bad OCD but they're actually not right yet for this level here. I run my program with this super strong whatever we want to call it…but deep rooted ethical means because it's happened to me in different ways and I'll never do it is I want to make sure that if someone is coming here and using certain resources that aren't you know, They run out. I want to make sure they're having the best chance of Elizabeth McIngvale: Managing their symptoms being able to return and live return to their life or live their life. And so, what I mean by that is that I don't take a patient if they want to come here, but we don't think they're good fit and ethically, I'm never gonna do that, right? I want you to get the right treatment and go to the right providers and the same thing happens when you come here. I think a lot of times people think, Oh, if I go to intensive treatment, I just, you know, they're gonna take my money and hopefully I get better. Absolutely not. You should run from a program that you feel like that programs should be reassessing every week. We have team meeting every day, we have rounds and we're talking about, Is this the right fit? Are we helping move the needle? Is the patient getting better? And so just because you start, somewhere, doesn't always mean you're gonna end somewhere. Sometimes we learn a lot about a patient. And example might be You come here with strong with with really high level OCD. But as you start doing intensive, work we realize. Wow you you're really struggling with emotion regulation and we actually think you need to go get some DBT work first before you're going to be able to effectively engage in ERP. And so we may encourage a patient to discharge,… Elizabeth McIngvale: go do DBT and come back to us so that there's a chance at us being successful. I never want to patient to stay in my level of care and not be successful because it wasn't the right time or they needed to do something else first because then guess what they think treatment doesn't work for them and they think they can't get better when that's not the case. I talked about this with John Abramowitz the other day on a webinar with Chris Johnson and then we were talking about ERP and I said Guys for all intents and purposes there's years if not decades a decade in my life where I could have said to you ERP doesn't work for me. But it's not that ERP didn't work for me. Kimberley Quinlan: Mmm. Elizabeth McIngvale: It's that I wasn't accepting ERP and I wasn't engaging in ERP. I was doing it with one foot in one foot out. And the good news with intensive treatment is, we're going to try to help you get both feet in, right? We're gonna try to increase your motivation, increase your willingness, and we can support you 24 hours a day in that process, which is what outpatient therapy cannot do. An outpatient therapist does not have the capacity to offer that level of support… Elizabeth McIngvale: where we can and we do. At the same time, If we're trying and you're not able to do that right now, we're not going to keep trying the same thing. We're not gonna keep saying Well let's just keep doing ERP because guess what ERP isn't gonna work for you right now, but it's not that ERP doesn't work. It's because we need to get you ready to do ERP even at an intensive level. And so we should be thinking about that as well. And so my point is that it's not a one size fits all model. And if you're looking for intensive or residential programs, be cautious of that, be cautious of programs that, you know, require you to stay a certain amount of time and take all your money up front and they're not going to, you know, customize a plan, you know, that sort of thing. Kimberley Quinlan: Mmm. I love that. I love that. So, just for the sake of people understanding and I actually will even admit, like, I really want to know this too because I've only ever been an outpatient provider. I've never been an inpatient or a residential provider. So could you share Maybe the differences between OCD intensive, outpatient therapy, right? With OCD inpatient treatment or residential treatment. What, what would the day look like? And how would that be different for the person with OCD? Elizabeth McIngvale: Yeah, it's a great question and let's actually walk through. There's a couple levels of care, so there's IOP, which is intensive outpatient, which is often three to five hours a day. Three to five days a week. There's PHP, which is partial hospitalization, which is often five days a week about eight hours a day. And then there's residential level of care, which is 24 hours, a day, 7 days a week. And then there's inpatient level of care, which is also 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but impatient is a little bit different than like what we have here at the Houston OCDI where we're residential. Inpatient can take patients with a higher level of acuity. So impatient is often a locked unit. That's a hospital setting. So they may be able to take patients that are active safety risk, you know, harm of hurting themselves that sort of thing, where residential program like ours, we don't, we don't accept those patients because we can't maintain that level of acuity for them. We are not a facility that can help keep patients safe. And what I mean by that is that while our program operates 24 hours a day. We are a non-locked unit. We have a full kitchen, we've got washer dryers, we get for all intents and purposes, like You're living in a beautiful residential home and you have access to knives, you can leave whenever you want. You can go off site, you can go to the Astros game if you're here in Houston. And we want you to do that. Actually, we want you to start to reintegrate into life, while you're in treatment with us. 00:25:00 Elizabeth McIngvale: And so, the reality is that, we need patients to be at a certain level of acuity right? So they have to be safe, and they have to not be a risk or harm to themselves for us to feel comfortable that they can engage in our level of care safely. And so, the difference between let's say IOP is that often times, we're talking about three to five hours a day, three days a week and so you're doing intensive sessions together, right? Imagine you're going to your therapist and for three hours a day, you're doing some, you know, individual or even group stuff, but you're working together, you're doing exposures and you're getting three hours of support versus 45 minutes. Elizabeth McIngvale: Residential however, is 24 hours a day. And so, for our residential patients, there's programming from 8:45 to 4 pm Monday through Friday, 8:45 to 3 pm on weekends. But there's residential counselors here 24 hours a day, which means that when we do outings with our patients, Wednesday and Saturday night our RCs are going with you. They're encouraging you. They're helping you. They're supporting you. Because for all all of our patients actually with OCD, there's exposures built into outings you know, to going off, site to going and doing enjoyable things. And so you have that support 24 hours. If you need support in the shower, you have that support. If you need support cooking a meal, you have that support doing your laundry, you have that support in a residential setting. So really, if you need extra support around activities of daily living, we want you to be thinking about a residential level of care, compared to more of an outpatient level of care. Even if it's intensive outpatient or PHP, you're gonna go home in the evenings and you're gonna be expected to be able to engage in those activities on your own. Kimberley Quinlan: Right. Right. So just because I'm thinking of the listeners and I'm wondering if they're wondering, Does that mean that when they come into your Houston residential program that, let's say, if they're someone who showers for, let's say, two or three hours, that you're immediately, your therapist on staff are going to be cutting them dance for like down right away. Or What does that look like? Is it gradual? Like How would that like, That's just an example… Elizabeth McIngvale: Oh yeah. Kimberley Quinlan: But what would that look like in the residential format? Elizabeth McIngvale: It's a great question, right? So I can tell you up front, if someone is coming with contamination OCD and they have, Let's just say a two to three hour shower. My goal is definitely gonna be that we're cutting that down, right? And the goal is that you're not going to be engaging in that long of a shower, by the time you leave and that's not your goal, right? Or you wouldn't be coming, but everything is done slowly and systematically and it's done effectively. So, what I mean by that is that we're not gonna push you to do exposures, if you can't engage in response prevention yet. We know, that's not useful. And so, what you would expect really weeks one and two are getting to know our model. You're starting to, you know, engage in readings and videos. And, you know, you have some small exposures. We're starting to do and you're building trust and repor, but you're starting where you want to start. Some of our patients might show up with the two-hour shower, but that's actually not their most distressing compulsion, something else is and that's what they want to work on first and that's where we're gonna meet them, right? We're not gonna start with a place you don't want to start and so we slowly work up to things and we get there together and we do like monitors in the shower and in our staff room so that we can have coached showers. So we might say things. Like If you set a goal of you know I want to be done with shampooing my hair within a five minute period or this, right? We're telling you the time we're communicating with you throughout we're asking you if you need a different level of support, we're talking to you about the amount of supplies you take into the shower prior. So we're doing a lot of planning, a lot of prepping. But I have a lot of rules. For exposures as an OCD clinician and certainly as the program director here. Number one is exposure should never be a surprise? We never throw exposures on someone, right? We talk about it with you. We're all on board. It's not an unplanned exposure by just, you know, say Hey today you're doing this or I just purposely contaminate you. The second is exposures should be agreed upon mutually right? You should be wanting to do it. You should be agreeing to do it. It shouldn't be something that I think makes sense. It should be what you think makes sense. And of course the last is that it should always be something I'm willing to do, right? I'm never ask someone to do an exposure that I'm not willing to do and so that doesn't shift in the residential process, right? Yes. In a residential program, I might be able to push patients a little bit more because I, I know they're gonna have support. I know that we can help them or you're with four hours of activity or people blocks a day compared to you know, 20 minutes within my 45 minute outpatient session. So sure we may be able to push a little bit more or a vote higher levels of distress when we're doing er, 00:30:00 Elizabeth McIngvale: Than what would be comfortable with on an outpatient level but across the board motivation. Willingness that's on the patient, not on us, and it shouldn't be Kimberley Quinlan: And I'm just curious because I don't, this is so wonderful and thank you for sharing all that. Because I think that's true for outpatient and… Elizabeth McIngvale: forced, or Kimberley Quinlan: for residential, but I think is so beautiful in that setting and I'm mainly just curious because I haven't been able to visit your center is,… Elizabeth McIngvale: Yes. Kimberley Quinlan: are they as everyone bunked in rooms together? Like, What does that look like? I know that in and of itself may be scary for people going in, right? Like, Do I have to sleep with somebody because I have compulsions around sleep and I'm afraid I won't sleep like, so, what does that look like? Elizabeth McIngvale: I know it's a great question and it's it's interesting because when I so I actually went to the Meninger clinic when I went impatient at 15 and it was a locked unit, it was a much, lover, level higher, level of acuity. And so it was this like, sterile hospital, like setting, you know, and I remember feeling super upset and anxious and away from my home and One of the things that I don't love about those sort of settings for OCD treatment perspective, is that like, we had a housekeeper there, for example, like there was an access to a washer dryer to a kitchen. So like meals were prepared for you and what laundry was done. And while that's fine or good, actually, for some of us with OCD. It's not good for OCD, right? Because we want patients to actually practice those skills. And so, However, before I jump into what our programs like I do want to say, I still got better. Elizabeth McIngvale: And I will tell you that, if the cost is being in an uncomfortable, sterile hospital setting, but it was me getting my life back. I do it all over again and so I really want us to think about that. Kimberley Quinlan: That's really interesting. Elizabeth McIngvale: You know that I think sometimes we we get so hung up on like, am I gonna be comfortable? What does it look like? What if I have a roommate and at the end of the day, you're getting your life back? So those sort of things are not what's more important, that should not override if it's an OCD specialty program, if you're going to be with other patients with anxiety or OCD, that's more important to me. I want When you're, if you're looking for a higher level of care, you need to be asking questions, like Are all the patients Patients with anxiety OCD are related disorders, is the treatment program specific to that, right? You don't want to be at a program with, you know, people with 20 diagnoses and there's just generalist modalities for groups or generalists, you know, groups and whatnot. You want there to be effective evidence-based care, being taught to you for anxiety and OCD. Elizabeth McIngvale: And so our program is actually so different. So our program is, in a beautiful Mediterranean, you know, 6,000 square foot, beautiful home and with the brand new kitchen, and it's got, you know, two washers too. Dryers and we have 11 beds total. So, six of our I'm sorry, we have six bedrooms, five of the bedrooms, have double beds. So, two queens and those rooms and then one has a single bed, that's our ada room, all of our bedrooms have their own bathroom and it's a really a home like home like experience. I think all of our patients would tell you, I hear this, I do it. Check out with every patient that comes through a program, I run groups and with them all the time, they always say that the entire experience was completely different than what they expected. You know, they were thinking this hospital setting this kind of rigid treatment where it was really instead it's like, hey, you come here and we help together create a supportive environment to get you back to the things you want to be doing in your life. Kimberley Quinlan: Yeah, I love it. I mean, when I used to work in the eating disorder community, it's like a big family. Like and and I think for me from my experience of clients, going through residential programs is, I think they had this idea of What the other people would be like only to find out. Like, these are my people, like, these are my people and and I want to encourage people listening. I know it's scary, the idea of increasing your, at the level of care. But usually, when you increase the level of care, you meet more of your people which is like the silver lining, I don't know, that was just being my experience of people and… Elizabeth McIngvale: I couldn't agree more,… Kimberley Quinlan: what they've said, Elizabeth McIngvale: you know, and we we see our patients and they leave. And we do this mentor support group where they can come back and run them into our group to the newer patients, or the patients currently in the program and it's so great to see. But I cannot tell you how many of our patients are great friends now and they go to the conference together and… Kimberley Quinlan: Yeah. Elizabeth McIngvale: they, you know, connect together and they run a support group for each other outside of when they leave here to keep and hold each other accountable. But you know one of the beauties is that in our home like setting you get to truly practice everything, right? And so you practice, the things you're gonna have to be doing at home, from cooking a meal doing your laundry, cleaning your room, right? All these sort of things that are important skills. We don't want to isolate and create this sterile environment. We want it to feel and to mimic your home. And so, there is so many memories and so much connection that's made when you're cooking together with your residence or when you're sitting in the living room together and watching them a movie, or going out to dinner in the community together and those are some of the most Important impactful and meaningful experiences and treatment, right? Not only because you make peers and connections, but you also get to encourage each other in the treatment process together. 00:35:00 Kimberley Quinlan: Mmm, I love that. Okay. So we've worked our way to the higher level of care. You've done the higher level of care. Let's make sure we finish this story. Well, right? It's like, it's like a movie plot to, the right is, How do we come down the level of care, right? So what does it look like for somebody who's done higher levels of care? What what is like you said at the beginning? It's not just like a one and done, you can sort of dust yourself off and maybe you can, I don't know. What is your experience? What's your suggestions in terms of reducing the level of care, Elizabeth McIngvale: Yeah. So our goal from treatment is that anytime someone discharges from our program, their discharging to an outpatient level of care and at some times for some of our patients, they're going to discharge back to their outpatient provider and they may see them two or three days a week, a first couple weeks and then two days a week and then, you know, to kind of taper back down to traditional outpatient or whatever, their therapist has available. And so that's the goal. But getting there looks different for everyone. So some of our patients will do residential the whole time, they're with us 12 to 16 weeks. However, long, they're in treatment and go straight back to their outpatient level of care, especially if they live out of state, different things that may make the most sense for them, but some of our patients may actually discharge to our day program. So they may, you know, spend eight weeks with us in the residential. And then discharge to our day program, for the last four weeks, especially if they're local, but even if they're not, they may get an airbnb and discharge to that level of care because it might actually be recommended and warranted for them to really practice independent things outside of the treatment day without 24 hours support Elizabeth McIngvale: And then again be able to tailor or taper back down to an outpatient level of care. So for us that is always our goal. One of the questions I get a lot is like Well when will I know if I'm ready to leave Liz and What will that look like? And my response is always the same is that I don't expect or actually want patients to leave here without any OCD. If you're leaving here without any triggers or any anxiety or OCD, then we probably kept you too long, right? Because it's important to remember that. You only should be in this level of care for as long as it's warranted. We should not be keeping you and charging you and having you stay. If you're ready to go to an outpatient level of care at that point. And so, my response is always, I'm, I, I want people to discharge when they're at a place where the treatment team and the patient feels confident that they're going to be able to maintain their progress on an outpatient level. And so the goal is that you've gotten all the tools, you've got the skills, you understand the concepts, you know, the difference between feeding your OCD and fighting your OCD and what that looks Elizabeth McIngvale: Like, you've changed your relationship with anxiety and OCD and now you're ready to keep doing that on your own. And so for a lot of our patients, we recommend and have them do what's called a therapeutic absence. This is typically about three fourths through treatment. We'll ask you to go home for about three to five days. Practice your skills. See how you do, see where you got stuck? Come back. We'll tweak things will help kind of read those final things before you leave, but the goal is that you're gonna discharge to outpatient care and you're gonna discharge to a functioning structured schedule. So this is really important, right? I want you at discharge to have a clear plan for what you're going to be doing, we don't want you to go home without a plan and to, you know, potentially revert back to sleeping in staying in your room, right? Those sort of things we want you to go back to a schedule because one of the benefits of being in our program is how scheduled and structured. It is Kimberley Quinlan: And I love this because as a treatment provider, anytime a client of mine has come back from residential or some kind of intensive treatment, the therapist that they were working with gives me this plan right? Or the The client brings me the plan and so I'm I hit the, what's The saying? Hit the ground running. Like I know what the plan is that we already have it. Elizabeth McIngvale: Yep. Kimberley Quinlan: It's not like we have to go and create a whole nother treatment plan. It's usually coming handed off really beautifully, which makes that process like so easy. Elizabeth McIngvale: that's, Kimberley Quinlan: For an outpatient provider to to take that client back. Elizabeth McIngvale: Our goal, right? Our goal is that if you referred someone to meet him, I'm gonna be talking to you before I start working with them and I'm certainly going to be talking to you as we're getting close to discharge and around the time of discharge to transition that care. Right? Seamless,… Kimberley Quinlan: Right. Elizabeth McIngvale: we want it to be smooth and we want the patient to feel like there's not an interruption in their treatment. Kimberley Quinlan: Right. Oh my gosh. So, good. Is there anything we've missed? Do you feel? Elizabeth McIngvale: Not really, you know, I think I get this question a lot, you know, across the board everything we've talked about just because I've personally experienced this, I do this myself professionally and Here's what I'll tell you guys. Treatment is fair is scary No matter what. It doesn't matter if we're doing on outpatient level or an intensive level, right? We're being asked to face our fears or being asked to do things that terrify us I know and many of our listeners know that treatment can and will save your life. And so if you're questioning if you're ready, if it makes sense, you may not ever feel ready and it may not ever make sense. But what I can promise you is that if you put forth the work,… 00:40:00 Kimberley Quinlan: If? Elizabeth McIngvale: the outcome is incredible. And I am someone who sits right here as Elizabeth McIngvale: Someone who really believes in full circle moments. Because the program that I attended when I was 15 is the program. I now get to run every day. Kimberley Quinlan: It makes me want to cry. Elizabeth McIngvale: And it is, it is I can tell you. I I love my job and every person at our team here at the Houston OCD Institute. We are driven by the opportunity to help individuals change their own life through treatment and it works. I wouldn't you know Kim those of us with lived experiences even if it's different we wouldn't be doing the work that we do. If we didn't know it worked What a friend,… Kimberley Quinlan: All right. Elizabeth McIngvale: what a horrible life if I had to be a fraud every day pretending for didn't, you know, I couldn't but we do this, we make a career out of it and and we get to keep changing lives and keep hopefully doing for others. What some people did for us when we really needed it. And I'm very grateful that I have the opportunity to be at a… Kimberley Quinlan: So beautiful. Elizabeth McIngvale: where I can now help other people. And what I can promise you is that with the right treatment, you can be at a place where you can be doing, whatever it is. You're meant to be doing not what OCD wants you to be doing. Kimberley Quinlan: So beautiful. My curiosity is killing me here. So I'm just gonna have to ask you one more question, is it the same location? Elizabeth McIngvale: It is not. So when I was a patient it was impatient actually at the Meninger clinic. So it was in that hospital setting and they closed their program in 2008 and then it became an offset. And so it's now we're our own facility and a beautiful house. And we're in a beautiful neighborhood in the Heights that you can walk around in Houston. Kimberley Quinlan: Yeah. Elizabeth McIngvale: So it is not a hospital setting but it is the same program for all intensive purposes. Kimberley Quinlan: Right? That is so cool. I am so grateful for you. Thank you so much now um I know you've shared a little bit but do you want to tell us where people can get a hold of you, any social media websites, and so forth. Elizabeth McIngvale: Yes. Yes, please feel free to reach out anytime y'all want my instagram and handle is Dr. Liz OCD. So you can always reach out there or find resources and support but for our website you can go to Houston OCDI.ORG or you can give us a call at 713-526-5055. And what I'll tell you is that I'm always available to help answer questions offer support and that doesn't mean you have to choose our program, but I would love to give good insight into what you should look for. And what I will say is, I know, can you talk about us all the time? You want to make sure the program that you're attending engages in evidence-based care so for OCD that's going to be ERP and often a combination of medication and that they really specialize in treating solely anxiety and OCD and OCD related disorders at the intens Or you want to be cautious? Not to go to a program. That's a really mixed program that says, they can also treat OCD. I don't think that'll be the same experience. Kimberley Quinlan: Agreed agreed, So grateful for you. This I feel like this has been so beautifully. Put like in terms of like explaining the whole step, their questions. I will be I'll be referring patients to this episode all the time because these are common questions we get asked. So thank you so much for coming on.Elizabeth McIngvale: Well, thank you for having me. Anything I can never offer. Please never hesitate to reach out, and thank you for all that you do in the awareness and education you spread in our field.
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