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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940–1945; 1951–1955)

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The Crime Story Podcast with Kary Antholis
Series: Nuremberg - Part 7

The Crime Story Podcast with Kary Antholis

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 20:38


In Part 7 of our Crime Story Series Nuremberg, we examine the U.K. prosecutors' tightly-focused presentation of Count Two of the indictment, particularly as it played in contrast to the Americans' unapologetic power-grab.

SELDI Podcast with Tony Williams
Episode 187: "Encouragement! Quality in a leader."

SELDI Podcast with Tony Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 4:08


 Greetings, Summit Leaders. This week I talked with a Summit Leader who pointed to a colleague who encourages the team at just the right time.   Everyone needs encouragement to keep fighting, not give up, and move forward for victory. Today, someone spoke an encouraging word for us. "But you, be strong and do not lose courage, for there is reward for your work." Circumstances can be misleading if we allow them to shift our focus from our vision and victory as leaders. Great leaders glance at the events but focus on the mission. The focus of faith frees us from fear. Nothing is more empowering than the quality of courage and the impact of an encourager. "Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees others." Winston Churchill "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou  Your courageous response to challenges can impact a person, family, team, company, clients, and nation. Every great leader must go through testing times as they go on their life and career journey.How do we fight the negative thoughts that attack our minds?   Predetermine you will be ready with a heart of conviction and resolve. Say to yourself, "I will be patient, persevere and practice being steadfast, immovable, always abounding with the assurance that I am victorious." You envision your vision.  In his book, Make Your BED - Little Things that can Change your life... and Maybe the World, Admiral William H. McRaven shares the story of being in Navy SEAL training.  He recalls a Wednesday night of "Hell Week" during SEAL training. The purpose of Hell Week was to eliminate the weak, those not tough enough to be SEALS.  During this time, more people quit, and a test called the mudflats usually overcomes trainees. Bone-chilling cold in the evening winds, up to their chests in mud, hands, and feet that are swollen from non-stop use and skin so tender even the slightest movement brought discomfort.  At just the right time, one encourager began to sing! "One voice became two, and two became three, and then before long, everyone was singing."   Even those tempted to quit and give up gained new strength, courage, and confidence to complete the training. He recalls a key lesson learned and shares an insight. "The power of one person can inspire those around him, to give them hope. If that person could sing while neck-deep in mud, then so could we. If that person could endure the cold, then so could we. If that person could hold on, then so could we."Admiral William H. McRaven  Through your attitude and response, become an encourager, leading others from strength to strength, empowering them to become stronger and stronger.   You are strengthened and encouraged in the process. We reap what we sow, more than we sow, later than we sow. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as you are already doing.  Make it your mindset to encourage one another moment by moment and every day.   Victory! 

Victory Hamilton Mill
Strategic Stewardship

Victory Hamilton Mill

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021


Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” God owns everything and, in His kindness, entrusts us ...

Victory World Church
Strategic Stewardship

Victory World Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 48:53


Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” God owns everything and, in His kindness, entrusts us ...

Navigating the Customer Experience
146: How To Be Successful Working From Home with Michael Arnold

Navigating the Customer Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 29:25


Michael Arnold is the author of the book, Slacking Off: A Successful Way to Work from Home and he wrote it especially for those who are considering to work or are working from home and are seeking a work life balance.   He has been a work from home entrepreneur for over 15 years and he's worked with major corporations such as Cox Automotive, Verizon Super Pages, and Major Commercial Finance companies. His journey wasn't a smooth sailing one since he is also human just like us and he made many mistakes along the way. But he has lived to share some wisdom from his own experience to help people on their work from home journey to create successful actions on their own.   Questions   Can you share a little bit about your journey? In your book Slacking Off a successful way to work from home. Could you share with us maybe in five to eight or nine minutes, just what the book is about? Who is it targeted for? And how can it help our listeners. Could you share with our listeners since you have so much experience working from home, this was quite new for many people last year March when the pandemic just hit. Could you share with maybe our listeners maybe 1 to3 things, competencies or behaviors that you think someone who is working from home needs to embrace in order to be successful? Have you seen customer experience change much since the pandemic as a consumer or even as a business owner? How do you stay motivated every day? Could you also share with us what's the one online resource, tool, website or app that you absolutely cannot live without in your business? Could you also share with our listeners maybe one or two books that have had the biggest impact on you? It could be a book that you read recently, or a book that you read a very long time ago, but it still has had a great impact on you. Could you share with our audience, what's the one thing that's going on in your life right now that you're really excited about - either something that you're working on to develop yourself or your people? Where can listeners find you online? Do you have a quote or saying that during times of adversity or challenge, you'll tend to revert to this quote, it kind of helps to refocus you or get you back on track.   Highlights   Michael's Journey   Me: Even though we read a little bio about our guests, we always like to give them the opportunity to kind of just share with us a little bit about their journey. How is it in your own words would you describe how you got from where you are now to where you were before? How did you get to where you are today?   Michael shared that a lot of ups and downs and experimenting in different industries led him to be a work from home entrepreneur and a father and let's say, contributor to the community. And he thinks ultimately, like most of us, he started out trying to be everything he could be at a young age before he was 18.   Work normal jobs like McDonald's, Christmas tree lots, doing landscaping and lots of different things at a very, very young age. And still was looking to find what he enjoyed and that became understanding businesses really fast and sharing, whether it be speaking, or presenting or consulting and he thinks ultimately, when we learn from our mistakes, and we're better people for it, and we've survived the misses, the bullets that fly our way, metaphorically and can live to tell about it, he thinks that's essentially what's brought him here, is his ability to survive through all things or persevere, if you will.   Slacking Off: A Successful Way to Work From Home What is it About and Who is it Targeted for?   Me: So, in your bio, we read that you wrote a book and we were having a brief discussion about this prior to actually starting the recording. And so, for those of our listeners that didn't catch the name of that book, it's Slacking Off: A Successful Way to Work from Home. So, could you share with us maybe in five to eight or nine minutes, just what the book is about? Who is it targeted for? And how can it help our listeners.   Michael shared that he wrote this book because he's been working from home for 15 years, and he's worked for himself, he's worked for other companies, major corporations, very large corporations that have 1000s and 1000s of employees. And he's been mostly in either a sales role or a strategy role or a management role and what he found over the years is that basically people around him, including himself were struggling a lot with work life balance and usually the really successful guy or gal that's really good at work is missing out at home and very rarely are they balancing between the two and it doesn't necessarily mean these people don't exist, but it's just rare.   And a lot of times people who are putting themselves into work obsessively are successful, but again, not happy. And so, he created this book to help people who want to actually take that obsession which is amazing, it's not a bad thing; it's a great thing when you're doing it in the right ways.   And just get a little more time for themselves and help them invest more in themselves, whether that's with time and effort or even money.   Of course, if they find something that's good for them, because themselves, actually they are the most valuable product that exists, you can buy a car, you could buy a house, you can buy nice clothes, you can have all these things. But unless you're investing in yourself, it really isn't going to pay off as big as it would be if you did invest in yourself because that's what ultimately this book is to help you invest more time, effort into yourself and do it in a way that's unique. Pun intended.   Competencies or Behaviors Needed to Be Successful When Working from Home   Michael shared that he's using his book as the foundation here for this question because this is exactly how he set this book up was exactly the things you need to know and the things that you should have in place when you work from home, whether you're experienced or not. And that is one; you should recognize what you do when you're not working.   It sounds so obvious, most people are like, “Yeah, of course, I know when I'm not working.” But do you really because what he found over the years is that even for himself, which he uses himself as the example here is that sometimes what he actually considers not working for himself is different from what he considers not working for somebody else.   And he'll just very lightly explain a little more in that so there's no confusion there, nebulousness. Basically, what he would look at you and say, you're working when you're doing this and not working when you're on Facebook or Twitter or whatever, versus him might be different. He might judge himself less than he judges, or more or less than he judges you.   And so, what he did is he put himself up on the microscope and said how much scrutiny, all unbiasness, just straightforward, looking at himself, what's actually working, and what's not considered working.   Is being on Facebook for 5 minutes a problem, probably not that big of a deal in the middle of a work day.   But it's not technically working and it doesn't matter that your boss or your company or yourself, it doesn't matter what your employer says, what matters is actually how you feel and usually when people aren't doing a task as they are paid to do, eventually they start to, let's just say, have more problems, it starts very small.   So, ultimately, everybody starts off with what's called a slacking off day, which is you take one day and you just slack off, you actually avoid work the entire day, on purpose, and you just slack off, that's it.   And so, the only caveat or disclaimer to that entire thing is that you write down what you do, if it's reading a magazine, reading a book, on Facebook, watching TV, exercising, whatever it is you do to slack off, it's important to recognize that first and foremost, before you do anything.   Then you carry that into your work day and you have that list, whether it's digital or on paper in front of you to actually help you recognize when you're actually starting to slack off so that you (a) recognize that the next chapter of what you need to do, which is start to actually make time for yourself to slack off.   Why is it that some of us slack off? There's probably hundreds of reasons.   But he thinks fundamentally what the purpose and confidence that you need, or the let's just say consistency you need to have is being able to move throughout your day, and do it in a way that you're happy with. Do it in a way that keeps you going and if you have time to slack off in the morning or in the evening, or whenever, you'll probably slack off less during the times that you probably shouldn't be.   And so, ultimately you want to make sure that you recognize for yourself and keep yourself accountable because it doesn't matter if your boss is mean or not, doesn't matter if you're being watched or not, you're in an office or you're not in an office, the end of the day, the only person that judges you, is you and God. So, at the end of the day, you need to be right with yourself and God more than you need to be right with other people.   And of course, you should be respectful and ethical but that's kind of the gist, that's just a little piece. There's obviously a lot more but that should answer the question.   Changes in Customer Experience Since the Pandemic   Me: Could you also share with us as an entrepreneur yourself, there's a lot of things that have changed since the pandemic and you are a consumer yourself, you mentioned before we started recording that you were in an Uber for the first time in over a year. Have you seen customer experience change much since the pandemic as a consumer or even as a business owner?   Michael stated of course, it's consistently changing and something he wanted to say early on was that forgive him for not coming out with this book before the pandemic, because he started writing in 2019. But he thinks ultimately, it's a dream for most people to work from home, so, the fact that the businesses that are existing now are tailoring work from home experience and making it easier, it actually pushed a lot of people on the fence of making their employees work from home, making their businesses more work from home friendly, making their products more work from home friendly, and all the technology that comes with it.   There's a lot of reasons why working from home is beneficial and there's a lot of reasons why in certain jobs, they're not. But ultimately what we're finding, and please chime in here if you have something to say about it. But is that it's actually not as hard to work from home for a lot of these businesses, or even these services to provide work from home experiences as we thought.   Look at the weather channel people who are giving you the weather forecast from their home office, it's not that hard.   Me: I agree with you. But I think as you said, a lot of people were forced to embrace the whole work from home as the pandemic came, they were forced into it, if it was a choice that they had to make, and things were operating normal and we weren't going through a pandemic, I highly doubt that many companies would have even thought of implementing it. I've met with many business owners, or even senior managers who when they look at their balance sheets, in terms of so much savings that they've made as an organization, productivity has actually improved with employees working from home. Of course, with everything there are advantages and disadvantages, because I'm sure there are some other things that may still suffer as a result. But it still doesn't mean that there are a lot of industries where people were working, that they couldn't have worked from home and been productive and created the same or even better results.   Michael shared that there are a couple reasons for him, but he's curious, what's Yanique's thought about why somebody who's working from home is producing more than somebody who's in the office?   Me: Well, I worked from home before the pandemic, so I'm not even sure if I could compare myself. But if I use persons who I know personally, I have a friend that works in an insurance company, he works in the pensions department and one of the things he said to me why he feels he's more productive is he works many times way past 5:00 pm, because I guess when you're at work, when it's 5:00 pm, you get up, you pack up your stuff, and you head home, but because he's home, he just keeps working and sometimes he works until 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm, it's when he looks at the clock, he's like, “Oh, my I'm still working, it's time to shut the computer down and just kind of unwind.” So, I don't know if other people fall into that category but that was his experience. And I was like that wouldn't have happened if you were working in the office unless you were working on some special projects and it was required for you to stay back late. Ordinarily, people would just leave at the time that work ends and they go home.   Michael agreed and stated that that is exactly what occurs, we're our own worst critic and we're our biggest driver. So, it's like we're not only our own worst critic, but we're also our own motivator, that kind of leads into to what he was saying earlier, it's like that's exactly why he wrote this.   He wrote this for Yanique's friend, he wrote this for him, because and of course, anybody else who is like so happy about working from home that they're starting to form these habits that they're not paying attention to of overworking to the point where eventually, it doesn't actually produce much.   Now, he wants to say something, he's very much for somebody putting everything they got into something and he definitely don't advocate people being lazy. The point of the book being slacking off is actually to appeal to the person who is struggling because maybe they're slacking off too much or maybe because you want more time to yourself, but ultimately recognizing that it's okay to work 12 hours and 15 hours a day, it's actually not a problem.   He's doing business 7 days a week and he still always use his own book as a tool and a roadmap for himself to make sure he maintains a work life balance. But ultimately, you just you want to make sure you're taking care of yourself and you want to make sure that you sustain properly, because at the end of the day, you cannot not invest in yourself whatever it's nutrition or exercise or reading.   There are 60 books a year are some of the top CEOs in the world, 60 books a year is what they read while managing their own work and life, and he's sure they have their ways of doing it.   But ultimately, a year after doing that, working 9 hours a day until 10, o'clock at night, or whatever, eventually it becomes “Either I'm doing it because I'm great. Or I'm doing it for different reasons, or whatever.”   But as long as they don't have built in time for themselves, eventually, they're slaving away to a job and doing way more, and getting paid hourly, that's great. But it's like it may not be worth it.   He knows people, they get paid $1,000 to $2,000 an hour, and they work nonstop but they spend time with their family, they spend time for themselves and everybody's happy, or at least happy enough. And so, there's a difference.   So, that's really ultimately he thinks what's happening too which Yanique totally hit the nail on the head, what occurs we overwork ourselves, because we're like, that's what employers who are experienced in working from home, having worked from home people, that's what they know, they know that ultimately, you may get a lazy guy who will manipulate people or gal who manipulate people and you work very little but you'll get in majority people who will overwork.   How Michael Stays Motivated Every Day    Me: Could you share with our guests; how do you stay motivated every day? You work from home, what are some of the things that you do to kind of motivate yourself? Because the reality is we're human and even if you really enjoy what you do, which I do, personally. And so, there are days when physically, I may not feel as enthusiastic but there are little things that I'll do like maybe exercise or listen to some music to kind of just get my mood or energy up, what are some of the things that you do to kind of keep yourself motivated?   When asked about how he stays motivated, Michael shared that another part of his book is on this, he totally understands, some days you are less motivated than others. There's actually a lot of reasons for that. What he personally do is, he raises his purpose, if he's feeling less motivated today for whatever reason, he increases his purpose. So, if his purpose and this is another chapter in his book is to have you look at the reasons you're doing what you're doing…   Why do you work?   “It may be paying my bills?”   Don't be general, let's be specific.   Why do you do it?   “I do it to pay for this, I do it to pay for that. I want to go on vacation. I want to do this, I want to have that. Oh, wow, I didn't realize I expect to have a raise in the next year, or whatever it is.”   But your purposes are what drive you and we forget about those purposes if we've been doing things for a very long time, unless we're so successful that we're building new purposes.   But a barrier, whether it's personal or outside of yourself is something that is raised up in front of you, it's anything, it's unmotivated, it's problems, it's lack of winning, whatever it is. He just increases his purpose.   He says something's holding me back. Listen, he's facing something right now that's stopping him or attempting to stop him from doing things. He won't necessarily get into details, but he'll just say, every day he'll reach a point where it's definitely a little bit frustrating because he wants to go do one thing and he's got all these other things trying to get in his way.   And all he remembers and know is that as a being, nothing stops him ever. The only thing that actually stops him is him, that's it.   There's no one and nothing that's ever truly ever stopped him from doing or getting what he wants ever. But as a being, what you're talking about is motivation that does stop you.   So, just remembering like, if you can't figure out your reasons for why you're doing what you're doing, or you can't increase, add more reasons, add more things if you're unmotivated, that's what he does, he adds more things.   And he says, “Okay, I want all these things and that's why I do what I do. I now want double that, triple that.”   And he adds, he adds and he adds and he adds, give him more reasons why you do what you do. If you're unmotivated, add more reasons why you want to do more, you want more, you build more, not less.   A lot of people have a tendency to get lazy and downtrodden when they're not getting what they want himself included, and you just have to remind yourself, you're a producer and producing is what makes us happy when we're moving and shaking no matter what that is we're doing. So, increase your purposes is the simple answer.   App, Website or Tool that Michael Absolutely Can't Live Without in His Business   When asked about online resource that he cannot live without in his business, Michael stated that he'd say just honestly, the calendar, Google Calendar, Apple. He uses the calendar a lot, he thinks if he didn't use it digitally, he would use a planner.   He thinks back in the old days, people used to use the book planners is just what they were with little calendars on them and that's how they wrote their appointments, and they look at their schedule.   Whether you're drawing it on a piece of paper, or you have it digitally, those calendars are everything. At the end of the day, time is all we got, that's really what we have, and we're either selling our time, or we're buying it. So, that should be the first thing that you teach your kid is about how to manage their time, that should be the number one thing other than obviously, how to survive of course.   But time is important, calendars are important for you, they are tools for you to use. He also wrote this book for the person that was like him, who, for years, refused to use a calendar, because he didn't want to be predictable, he did not want to be predictable for himself or anything.   He likes the adventure of spontaneous movement and things. He was that guy that would just barely make it to the deadline, but he wasn't ever late, he would just barely make it to the appointment, wasn't really late and he liked that and he could manage it very well. And he became very good at shooting from the hip and winning but when he actually started doing things on a calendar, goodness, then he was dangerous.   Books That Have Had the Greatest Impact on Michael   When asked about books that have had the biggest impact, Michael shared that there's a couple of books one he would say, Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss, that's a great book on negotiating. He'll share 3. The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone. The 10X Rule, he was very surprised how good that was, he's a great guy (Grant Cardone), everything he stands for has been tremendous. And then there's another one called The Reluctant Messiah, which has been a really interesting book, it's more of a kind of a fictional. It's called the Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach. It's kind of a book that takes you on this journey of a guy trying to coach another guy to help him through his life and it's just very metaphorical. But man, is it huge, it's such a great book. And he's not a big fiction guy, so when he looked at it, he was like, he read it, but it blew his mind. It was very, very cool.   What Michael is Really Excited About Now!    Michael shared that he's really excited about Slacking Off, he's excited about the book. Excited about getting this out to as many people right now during their work from home all over the world.   He created this book because he saw so many people having problems and becoming unhappy in their life and he created this to help those people, whether they looked at one chapter or all of them, it's a very simple, easy book, you can read it in like an hour and a half it's very, very simple, but it's full of stuff.   Other than that, he works currently in a medical technology field where he's trying to help a company name ROM Technology, essentially just develop business with them and help them grow as a company and continue to just progress, he supports them through a lot of different efforts. But it's mostly focused to help people get better after surgery and rehab, their legs or knees or hips, so they don't necessarily have to leave their house to do a certain amount of rehabilitation.   It also helps lower narcotic usage so that we have less people taking pain pills, it gets them better faster. So, a lot of time is dedicated to that too and he's very excited about it because it helps people and It costs less money and it drives down their narcotic usage, which he's not a fan of people taking pain pills unless it's absolutely necessary. So, it's a really, really great product and great company and they have such a great team and there are so many people supporting, so many doctors of specialties that doesn't even have anything to do with rehab, love it, and are supporting it. And he's been spending a lot of time trying to help them grow and do everything he can to play his part for sure.   Where Can We Find Michael Online   Facebook – SlackingOff Twitter – @SlackingOffBook Instagram – @slackingoffbook   Quote or Saying that During Times of Adversity Michael Uses   When asked about quote or saying that he tends to revert to, Michael shared that he uses so many quotes. This quote came from Sir Winston Churchill, “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” Doesn't mean rebel against everybody but what it means is, do what you do and if you believe in something go for it. Doesn't matter if people say, don't go this way or you can't do this, or you can't create a podcast, you can't do your own business, do it. Do it, jump, take your risks and you'll surprise yourself, you'll very much surprised yourself.   Please connect with us on Twitter @navigatingcx and also join our Private Facebook Community – Navigating the Customer Experience and listen to our FB Lives weekly with a new guest   Grab the Freebie on Our Website – TOP 10 Online Business Resources for Small Business Owners   Links Slacking Off: A Successful Way to Work from Home by Michael W. Arnold Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach   The ABC's of a Fantastic Customer Experience   Do you want to pivot your online customer experience and build loyalty - get a copy of “The ABC's of a Fantastic Customer Experience.”   The ABC's of a Fantastic Customer Experience provides 26 easy to follow steps and techniques that helps your business to achieve success and build brand loyalty. This Guide to Limitless, Happy and Loyal Customers will help you to strengthen your service delivery, enhance your knowledge and appreciation of the customer experience and provide tips and practical strategies that you can start implementing immediately! This book will develop your customer service skills and sharpen your attention to detail when serving others. Master your customer experience and develop those knock your socks off techniques that will lead to lifetime customers. Your customers will only want to work with your business and it will be your brand differentiator. It will lead to recruiters to seek you out by providing practical examples on how to deliver a winning customer service experience!

How Ya Livin' ?

When everything goes wrong in life, it's easy to think about throwing in the towel. The obstacles seem too great and it feels like everyone is against you.  But every successful person has ups and downs. The difference is whether you stand (or let it tear you down).  Winning is a process, not a destination. And perseverance is what leads you closer or further from everything you want. In this episode, you'll learn how to never give up and always stand in your purpose (no matter what).  Show Highlights Include: Using the Winston Churchill philosophy to work through your goals with confidence. (1:41) The Eli Jones way to live through your purpose (when the whole world is against you).  (3:37) How to avoid the temptations of quitting and overcome all obstacles. (6:21) Why Zig Ziglar's ‘PC Model' is your biggest key to success. (7:16) How to avoid throwing in the towel and hold on to all hope with two words. (8:13) Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick's best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

The Daily Mastery Podcast by Robin Sharma
Ask Yourself this Question on a Bad Day

The Daily Mastery Podcast by Robin Sharma

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 2:18


In today's episode, Robin Sharma shares one potent question to help you keep perspective.Plagues have happened before. Human beings made it through them and often used the hardship to breed innovation that upgraded society.This too shall pass. You can leverage the challenges to remake your heroism, increase your creativity and build an even better life for yourself and those you love.“Never waste a crisis,” advised Winston Churchill.If you want to encode Robin Sharma's finest methods and strategies  [well beyond what he shares in his #1 bestseller The Everyday Hero Manifesto]  to escalate your positivity, accelerate your productivity and magnify your impact on the world......with him as your personal mentor for the next 12 months...Claim one of the limited memberships to Robin Sharma's  premium digital course, The Everyday Hero Manifesto Method here.The Everyday Hero Manifesto Method offers a step-by-step system to multiply your success in your professional and personal life, with him as your personal mentor for one year.FOLLOW ROBIN SHARMA:InstagramFacebookTwitterYouTube

SELDI Podcast with Tony Williams
Episode 186: "Leadership - Your open door of opportunity."

SELDI Podcast with Tony Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 4:07


  Greetings, Summit Leaders. This week I had the opportunity to join over 700 leaders across the Americas with a common goal of becoming great leaders. It is one of the most impactful events, focusing on the tremendous opportunity to serve others, for breakthrough growth personally, professionally, and in business. During challenging times, the factor that makes the most significant impact is leadership. Your leadership matters to your family, friends, colleagues, clients, community, and the world. Now that we are here with the open door of incredible opportunity, we must believe and act.   Wherever you are and whatever the opportunity ahead, you will face opposition.   With every opportunity, there is opposition we encounter on our life and career journey. An expanded new territory is demanding and requires wisdom to know when to wait, rest, renew and continue moving forward.  They shall mount up with wings like eagles! Someone once said, "In return and rest, you will be saved. In quietness and trust will be your strength." Great leaders take time to refresh themselves, check their moral compass, and gain insight, wisdom, and sound judgment for the best decisions. This discipline is essential to ongoing success and sustained growth.  Going through your open door requires commitment, unity, and belief. It is belief and faith in action. Here are examples of three great leaders who went through the door of opportunity.  Commitment: A football team named the Green Bay Packers with a leader named Vince Lombardi in the 1960s became the standard for greatness.  His coaching greatness is unquestioned. At the end of every NFL Super Bowl, "The Lombardi Trophy" is raised in victory by the winning team. "Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. – Vince Lombardi   Unity: "My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person; they're done by a team of people." Steve JobsBelief:  "I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what's next." Steve JobsVince Lombardi believed in his team, and their commitment to excellence resulted in five championships.  The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling but in rising again after you fall. – Vince Lombardi What is your open door of opportunity?Do not allow fear, doubt, and unbelief to cause you to hesitate when you know how to walk by faith and not by sight.  "I felt as if I were walking with destiny and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial... I thought I knew a good deal about it all. I was sure I should not fail."  ― Winston Churchill, The Second World War.  Victory!  

Podcast Notes Playlist: Latest Episodes
#20 – The Underground Spirit

Podcast Notes Playlist: Latest Episodes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 307:50


The Martyrmade Podcast ✓ Claim Podcast Notes Key Takeaways “… an excellent novel can give us deep insight into ourselves precisely because we are not honest with ourselves, about ourselves,” – Darryl CooperPerusing a bookstore, Friedrich Nietzsche discovered a book with the intriguing title L'esprit souterrain, a book by Fyodor DostoevskyNietzsche identified with the characters in Dostoevsky's novels because they represent the existential dilemma typical of the 19th centuryThe Landlady novella has many parallels with Nietzsche's relationship and eventual feud with Richard Wagner and Cosima WagnerMeeting the notorious composer Richard Wagner was a very formative event in Nietzsche's lifeNietzsche came into Wagner's company because of his extraordinary academic accomplishmentsHe fell in love with Cosima WagnerNietzsche eventually grew uncomfortable with Wagner's mindless nationalism and hostilityWagner represented the more provincial, backward-looking ways, just like the character Ilia Murin in The LandladyAfter he read L'esprit souterrain, Nietzsche started inquiring about Dostoevsky's bibliographyHe found many other Dostoevsky stories that feature love trianglesThe protagonist is always the loser in the romantic relationship – as was Nietzsche himselfRead the full notes @ podcastnotes.orgThere's a quote always attributed to Winston Churchill - falsely, I think? - that goes something like, "If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by 30, you have no brain." I've got a different version that I like a lot better, and it goes, "If you're not reading Nietzsche at 20, you have no heart. But if you haven't transitioned to Dostoevsky by 30..." In this episode, I look through the lives and work of the two 19th century existentialist authors, who have a great deal in common, but who, in the end, couldn't be more different. Support the show by subscribing to the MartyrMade Substack.

History in Film
WHT (2.4) Winston Churchill vs Puyi

History in Film

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 85:49


World History Tournament to find the most interesting person in history… at least among those discussed by History in Film so far. The post WHT (2.4) Winston Churchill vs Puyi appeared first on .

SpyHards Podcast
059. The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

SpyHards Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 87:13


Agents Scott and Cam, along with guest operative Bill Koenig from The Spy Command blog, parachute into a small English village to watch Michael Caine try to abduct Sir Winston Churchill in 1976's The Eagle Has Landed. Directed by John Sturges. Starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence, Anthony Quayle, Jean Marsh, Sven-Bertil Taube, John Standing, Judy Geeson, Treat Williams and Larry Hagman. Check out Bill's writing over at The Spy Command You can also follow The Spy Command on Facebook Pick up exclusive SpyHards merch, including the new "What Does Vargas Do?" t-shirt by @shaylayy, available only at Redbubble Social media: @spyhards View the NOC List and the Disavowed List at Letterboxd.com/spyhards Podcast artwork by Hannah Hughes.

The Innovative Mindset
Peter Shankman, Futurist, Author, Corporate Keynote Speaker

The Innovative Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 35:13


Peter Shankman Discusses How He Innovates With ADHD As His Superpower  This episode is brought to you by Brain.fm. I love and use brain.fm every day! It combines music and neuroscience to help me focus, meditate, and even sleep! Because you listen to this show, you can get a free trial.* URL: https://brain.fm/innovativemindset If you love it as much as I do, you can get 20% off with this exclusive coupon code: innovativemindset It's also brought to you by Gloria Chou's PR Starter Pack. If you want to get featured in the media, this is your best first step. What a great episode! Peter innovates and moves faster than normal. We dig into how he does it and we can do it too. The New York Times has called Peter Shankman "a rockstar who knows everything about social media and then some." He is a 5x best-selling author, entrepreneur, and corporate keynote speaker, focusing on customer service and the new and emerging customer and neuroatypical economy. With three startup launches and exits under his belt, (most notably Help a Reporter Out) Peter is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about the customer experience, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and the new Neurodiverse and Remote economies. In addition to his passion for helping people and companies find success, some of Peter's highlights also include: Founder of HARO - Help A Reporter Out, which became the standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources prior to being acquired three years after launch Futurist-in-Residence at Epic Marketing Consultants, focusing on the customer experience of tomorrow Faster than Normal - The Internet's #1 podcast on ADHD, focusing on the superpowers and gifts of having a "faster than normal brain,” which has helped thousands of people all around the world realize that having a neurodiverse brain is actually a gift, not a curse. The ShankMinds Breakthrough Network, an elite, online mastermind of thought leaders, business experts, and change-makers Peter is a worldwide influencer and/or spokesperson for several global brands including Sylvania, National Car Rental, Manscaped.com, Sealface, Thule, and many others. Finally, Peter is a father, a 2x Ironman triathlete, a class B licensed skydiver, and has a pretty serious Peloton addiction. When he's not traveling around the world speaking to companies big and small, he's based in NYC with his seven-year-old daughter and 20-year-old cat, both of whom consistently refuse him access to the couch.  Connect with Peter LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petershankman/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeterShankman Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/petershankman/ Website: https://www.shankman.com/ Episode Transcript Peter Shankman [00:00:00] Peter Shankman: You know, at the end of the day, if you don't like where you are, you can move. Cause you're not a tree, but sometimes that takes time and that's fine. But the only thing I have a problem with is, is if you're spending the few hours of free time, you're not making arrangements to change down the road, but rather bitching about your situation. [00:00:18] Then I kinda have a problem with it because you have the opportunity to at least start the process. [00:00:27] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Hello and welcome to the innovative mindset podcast. Izolda Trakhtenberg. On the show, I interview peak performing innovators in the creative social impact and earth conservation spaces or working to change the world. This episode is brought to you by brain FM, brain FM combines the best of music and neuroscience to help you relax, focus, meditate, and even sleep. [00:00:48] I love it and have been using it to write, create and do. Deepest work because you're a listener of the show. You can get a free trial head over to brain.fm/innovative mindset. To check it out. If you [00:01:00] decide to subscribe, you can get 20% off with the coupon code, innovative mindset, all one word. And now let's get to the show. [00:01:12] Hey there and welcome to the innovative mindset podcast. My name is Izolda Trakhtenberg. I'm your host and I'm super happy. You're here. I'm also really happy and honored to have this week's guest. The New York Times has called Peter Shankman a rockstar who knows everything about social media and then some he's a five-time bestselling author, entrepreneur, and corporate keynote speaker. [00:01:34] Focusing on customer service and the new and emerging customer and neuro-atypical economy with three startup launches and exits under his belt. Most notably help report her out. Peter is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about the customer experience, social media, PR marketing, advertising, and ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. [00:01:57] And the new neurodiverse and [00:02:00] remote economies, in addition to his passion for helping people and companies find success, some of Peter's highlights also include founder of HARO helper reporter out, which became the standard for thousands of journalists, looking for sources prior to being acquired three years after launch futurist in residence. [00:02:17] Epic marketing consultants, focusing on the customer experience of tomorrow, faster than normal. The Internet's number one podcast on ADHD, focusing on the superpowers and gifts of having a faster than normal brain, which has helped thousands of people all around the world realize that having a neurodiverse brain is actually a gift, not a curse. [00:02:39] The Shank Minds, breakthrough network, an elite online mastermind of thought leaders, business experts, and change-makers. Peter's a worldwide influencer and a spokesperson for several global brands, including Sylvania national car rental, and many others. [00:03:00] Finally, Peter is a father, a two-time iron man triathlete, a class B licensed skydiver, and has a pretty serious Peloton addiction. When he's not traveling around [00:03:10] speaking to companies big and small, he's based in New York City with a seven-year-old daughter and 20-year-old cat and dog. All of whom consistently refused him access to the couch theater. I'm super thrilled that you're here. Welcome. Peter Shankman: Hey, great to be here. Thanks. Izolda Trakhtenberg: I am. I'm a big, huge fan. I have read faster than normal before, and I just got a copy for my husband because the audiobook is out and cause he's not a big reader. [00:03:37] He has ADHD and he's plowing through it and loving it. And he now of course from the movie up, keeps going squirrel. So, at all sorts of times, I want to jump right on it. If that's okay with you. You, it's been said, have an incredible imagination and incredible intuition. And [00:04:00] I'm wondering, how does, how do those, those parts of you relate to ADHD if they do and how do you use them to make it your superpower? [00:04:11] Peter Shankman: Oh yeah. That's interesting. I think that, you know, people would say anything. I think that, that for me, a lot of it. When you have a faster brain, you have a couple of options. You can try to slow down to match everyone else. Or you can accept that that's really, really hard to do, and you can sort of learn to, to speak slower than you think. [00:04:32] So what do I mean by that? I will sit there and come up with 15 ideas in five minutes because it's fun. 13 that might be beneficial to, there might be terrible, whatever, but I will spend time to sort of understand. What's going on and then present the top couple of ideas of the world. The difference is, is that I've accepted that no matter how calmly I do that, that'd be really think that he is crazy. [00:04:55] And so the goal is to learn, not to care about [00:05:00] what people think and never let that prevent you from doing something fun or doing something that you want to do or creating something, something, something new. [00:05:07] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Okay. So within that people might think it's crazy, but you come up with the idea and I'm wondering, are you in that moment trying to solve a problem that you've seen or is it just the ideas of rapid-fire and how do you reconcile the two? [00:05:21] If for example, you come up with an idea that someone else might think is crazy, but it's [00:05:26] Peter Shankman: not okay. You know, it it's, it's sort of stealing yourself in the fact that when you present the idea, there's going to be at least one person that knows what the hell is wrong, you know, but, but then understanding that, that, that, that the situations and the ideas that you presented in the past that actually benefit, you know, I have a little bit of a positive track record in that. [00:05:45] And I've had several ideas of the past that have actually turned into, you know, great companies or, you know, a million multimillion dollar exits, things like that. So that gives you a little bit of credibility. The key though, is to keep moving forward. The thing about ADHD is that is the [00:06:00] forward motion. [00:06:00] Whether you're in, whether you are, you see you and your entrepreneur forward, motion is thrilling. And if you're not going forward, even if you're just standing still, it kind of feels like you're going backwards. And that's a problem. So for me, it's always about forward motion. If I have an idea and it doesn't work, I try and do it right. [00:06:14] That is where I try another one. And they're going to be ideas of work. It happens all the time. So the key is to keep moving forward. [00:06:22] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Okay. And yet there are times when ADHD is something that allows you to think laterally, to look at things from a different angle. How does that align with the forward motion that you're talking [00:06:32] Peter Shankman: about? [00:06:33] There's several ways. I mean, I mean, the, the, the premise of you know, just this morning, I was on a call with a client and, and, and the client was coming back and forth on an idea that they just, they didn't see it working and see it working. And rather than try to sort of convince them that what I said, what if we take it? [00:06:45] What if we go 45 degrees to the left and look at it? And all of a sudden, oh, okay, well maybe that, you know, it's all this stuff that I got in trouble for in school. Right? Speaking, out of turn you know, cracking jokes. [00:07:00] Disrupting the class. Cause I talking about something that completely come up with something completely different type thing. [00:07:04] All of that has sort of given, allowed me to, to, to use that to my benefit as a, as a, you know, as an adult. The key is to be in an industry to be in a place, to be in a world where, where creativity is, lauded is not pushed down and, and, and, and, and thrown away. You know, I know that some ideas I'm gonna, I'm gonna put the effort. [00:07:22] We're not going to do that and that's not going to happen. And sort of once you realize there's gonna be people like that, and you just move on, you find your people, you find the people who, who, who appreciate what you can bring to the table. I heard a great quote once cause there've been times that I've had to let people leave my table because we just didn't, you know, they couldn't understand my speed. [00:07:43] I couldn't understand their non speed. And I heard a great quote. Just because we're no longer friends doesn't mean I wish you ill. I don't want you to starve. I just don't want you to eat at my table. Right. And if [00:08:00] you are creative and your, and your brain does work differently, occasionally you have to realize that not everyone's gonna think like you, and if you spend your entire life focused on the fact that that things you do are not. [00:08:12] Always going to be understood or are not always going to be accepted or, you know, you're not, you're going to be asked. Why aren't you normal things of the day. If you spend your entire life being upset about the fact that's happening, you're never gonna be able to grow. I think Winston Churchill said, you'll, you'll never reach your destination if you stop to yell at every dog barks. [00:08:29] Right. So sometimes you just have to make it on your own and, and, and, and move forward and understand that. Yeah, here we go. And it's, it's, I've found. That's a great success in that. It took a long time and a lot of a lot of therapy. But in the end I realized that, you know, the idea that I've had, some of them have been very beneficial, so it'd be great. [00:08:48] Some of them failed, but I will never stop continuing to do that. [00:08:55] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Yeah, nor should you, I mean, there, there are certain ideas, certainly heroin is one of the ones that I love help a reporter [00:09:00] out. I've used it myself and continue to use it. And th th that, that begs the question that you've had these successful companies, some of them have been multi-million dollar ends, it's you? [00:09:10] And then you're moving forward when you're doing that. There are times, and I've, I've, I've been lurking on your blog. You talk about feeling like an imposter. Okay. So what was that? God? Yes. Okay. So, so how, how does that work? Is that, is that the ADHD brain, is that your personality? And if so, w which, which would, whichever one it is, how are you making those work for you? [00:09:34] Peter Shankman: It's a little bit of everything. I think there's a part of it that. No matter how I could give a speech to 30,000 people and get a 30,000 person standing ovation. If one person doesn't stand up, that's the person I'm gonna focus on. Oh my God, everyone hated it. It was terrible. Let alone the fact that, that my eyes are literally telling me the 29,999 people like. [00:09:54] Right. There's always been a little bit. And again, that's something you have to work on constantly because a lot of times, you know, [00:10:00] growing up with ADHD, growing up with, sit down, you're disrupting the class disease and growing up with you're wrong and you're weird. And why are you so stupid? And why are you so strange? [00:10:06] You know, no matter how much success you have that tends to stick in your brain. And that tends to pop up the most inconvenient times. It's taken years to get over that, but every little bit of success, I have everything that I do that tends to benefit, you know, from that I tend to to learn a little bit more and chip away a little bit more at what I call junior high school, Peter the guy who, who, who took all that shit seriously. [00:10:28] You know, the, the PERT example, we're talking about the triathlon. I ran this Sunday, my friend my coach and my friend was at the finish line. He grabbed this photo of me coming across and my. Oh, my God, I am disgusting. I'm sweaty. I'm gross. I still have 25 pounds to lose. I don't look like a triathlon or triathlete. [00:10:45] It looks some fat guy who just got, and then I had this moment where I saw the finish line sign behind me and realized, no, maybe just a guy who just did this race and that's a shit ton more than most people did today. And once you own that, right. And it was this wonderful feeling of release and feeling of, of, of, of freedom that, [00:11:00] yeah, I did just do this and I can, I can appreciate myself for what I do. [00:11:06] And it it's, it's hard to get there because you know, you sit there a lot of times with your, with your, with your, your, your ADHD and, you know, your concept that, that today's the day when I wake up today is absolutely the day of the New York times gonna have written a huge article about about what a fraud I am and everything I've done is just been locked. [00:11:21] And then when they don't, it's obviously, because I'm not important enough to be written up by the New York times, you know? So there's this constant battle with yourself, but. You know, you do what you can do and, and, and you, every day, you chip a little bit more away at it. Yeah. [00:11:37] Izolda Trakhtenberg: It's so fascinating that you say that because again, my husband has add, and he, and I talk about this a lot about the notion that no matter, no matter what he does, he doesn't think it's good enough, no matter how he's an artist in a clown. [00:11:50] And he always comes back with stories of not thinking that no matter how well he did. It just wasn't good enough. And on some level it might lead him to strive, but there are times [00:12:00] when he just gets down on himself and it's very hard for him to motivate himself and it's impossible for me to motivate him. [00:12:06] So do you get to those places where you actually just stop and go, you know what, I just can't today or are you always going, no, this is it right? Yeah. There [00:12:14] Peter Shankman: all the time. And you know, I have ways to make sure that I am like don't let them. Perfect. You know, let it affect me as, as little as possible, but that way I I, I, exercise is massive, right? [00:12:26] I have to exercise. I have to work out. I have to get that brain chemistry growing in my brain every single day. I was up at 4:00 AM this morning. I was on the bike for an hour. It just, it gives me the, the chemistry I need to, to quiet those demons. Right. For lack of a better word. It's certainly not easy to do, but you know, if I don't exercise my day, And so the key is to find a way to build that into everything I needed. [00:12:58] My dad you know, it's not, [00:13:00] it sounds easy, but you know, when, when you've had it, when you worked late or you had a late dinner or whatever, you know, you get to bed at midnight and it's 4:00 AM and you have to wake up and work out. It's it's difficult, but I know what will happen if I don't. And I certainly don't want that. [00:13:17] So, you know, I it's, I've heard it's called playing the tape forward. Alcoholics talk about it a lot. The premise of that you know, okay, I'm going to have this one drink, well, if have this one drink where I'm going to be in 12 hours and it never ends well when you think of it that way. So the key is to not think about it that way, the key is to not have that first drink. [00:13:35] For me, it's sort of the same thing. If I don't. It'll be 6:00 PM or 4:00 PM and 12 hours we'll have passed either way, but what kind of a damn right, will it be a better day or a worse day? And so that easily enough to get me up. And again, this is enough to get me, but not all the time. I'm not perfect. [00:13:51] You know, I will sleep in every once in a while ago. And honestly, Ben and I will, I will, I will scale workout. The key is not to not to get into such a rut where you [00:14:00] are, where you are without one MIS becomes a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 weeks cycle. That's you, you know, you don't want to so was one of the reasons I rarely drink anymore is because I would, I would, I would, you know, I wasn't going to have to get drunk, but I, oh, I'm going to client event free. [00:14:14] Great. I'll have four drinks. I'll have five drinks. I wasn't getting drunk, but I. You know, I come home a little, hung up, not hung over, but you know, I'd be a little dehydrated. I wouldn't wake up the next morning and workout. Well, I'm not okay. I might as well. You know, I blew it. I blew the workout this morning. [00:14:27] I might as well get a bacon, egg, and cheese at Suffolk degrees or two of them. Well, I do want my breakfast sized back and let's just get dinner. I'll have a pizza. I'll start tomorrow. All of a sudden it's two weeks later, right. Have gained eight pounds and I'm sitting there what the hell just happened. [00:14:38] So, you know, was a great line from the movie war games where the computer realizes that line wards is the only winning. And for me very often, the only one who move is not to play, I have I heard another great quote, read something like the demons in my subconscious are too hard to be there for us simply [00:15:00] must not. [00:15:02] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Oh, both of those quotes are fantastic. Yeah. I love it. I loved it. First time I saw war games and heard Whopper say that, you know, interesting game, the only way you move is not to play. What's interesting. What was that? Yes, I, yes, exactly. Favorite and. Here's the thing. There are times when we're in situations where, you know, there are people with ADHD who are in jobs that they hate, or, or, you know, are doing the nine to five when, when they're not suited for it. [00:15:27] They're neuro-typical how, what is your, what is your guidance for someone who is, who perhaps hasn't gotten to the point where they want to be an entrepreneur or whether they want to start their own business or where they can be on their own? What do you tell someone who's in that nine to five, who might hate it is not well suited for it because of some of the neuro-typical situations in their lives. [00:15:47] What are your thoughts on that? [00:15:48] Peter Shankman: I think the first thing to understand is that I'm there. I would never judge anyone on what's a job they're doing or how they're living their life. Is, are they happy if they're not going to have the, to change that? You know, there are people, I, you have these, you have these [00:16:00] sort of entrepreneur gurus. [00:16:03] I can't stand it. You know, if you're not happy, you hate your job. You should quit go out on your own, you know? And if you have to work 22 hours a day, so you just told someone to, you know, give them some of the recipe to kill themselves. That's not recommended. Right. Right. So I'm not going to say, oh, you're a miserable job. [00:16:16] Quit. We don't have that opportunity. Right. And, and it's, it's really privileged to mustard. Everyone can do that. So I don't think that way, but I do have everything is that if you understand that you are not happy where you are, you have to start making the correct arrangements so that at some point down the road, You can quit so that you can change your life so that you do, you know, at the end of the day, if you don't like where you are, you can move. [00:16:44] Cause you're not a tree, but sometimes that takes time and that's fine. But the only thing I have a problem with is, is if you're spending a few hours of free time every day, not making arrangements to change down the road, but rather bitching [00:17:00] about your situation, then I kind of. Because you have the opportunity to at least start the process, right? [00:17:08] So if you're miserable and where you are look to things and don't just look for a new job, because it's better than your old job, look for something that will truly make you happy and then work backwards and figure out how to get there. Again, it's not easy. I don't expect you to do it tomorrow, but it is doable. [00:17:21] I didn't become an entrepreneur until I realized I could. I didn't think that's what you did. Both of my parents were teachers. I didn't know anyone was entrepreneur. I figured you worked for someone else. You've worked 40 years. Got a gold watch and retire. I got laid off from America online and my first job out of college and sit in the parking lot, went what the hell just happened? [00:17:38] And I realized I'm going to try it. I'm going to go out on my own. I know how to do PR. I learned from me, well, I'm gonna try it without what's. The worst can happen when it, I literally said when it fails, I'll get a job. Not if it fails when it fails, I'll get a job. It's been 98 to almost oh eight, 18 and almost 24 years later. [00:17:53] And I haven't had good job. So I've been incredibly lucky. That being said there been incredible highs, incredible lows. [00:18:00] But yeah, if you're miserable where you are, figure out what you can do and how you can improve your current situation to get to where you want to be. [00:18:12] Izolda Trakhtenberg: That makes a lot of sense. I I'm going to, I'm doing rapid fire because I know we don't have that much time. [00:18:17] I would love to know from you, you talk about in faster than normal, your fabulous book. You talk about how your body, and I don't know if it's actually all ADHD people, but you say that your body does not produce enough dopamine, serotonin and adrenaline. And I'm wondering how those. Okay. So how does that, how does that relate? [00:18:36] What, what is, what is, what does that do for you and how do you address that issue? [00:18:41] Peter Shankman: So a combination of domains, serotonin adrenaline allows you to focus. It allows you to sit down and do the things that you don't necessarily love to do. So I'll give you an example. In school. I was the class clown, and I would get in trouble for me in the class. [00:18:54] Clown. Why was the class well in the subjects that I loved English. [00:19:00] In social studies. I was never the class clown. I paid attention like the greatest dude in the world, in math, in science and things I wasn't good at. I was the class clown. What I realized 30 years later is why I was making jokes and cracking up and cracking jokes and cracking wise because when I made a joke and other students laughed, they laughed at something I did, which actually gave me a dopamine hit. [00:19:23] And all of a sudden I could focus. Of course I was getting in trouble. But I was actually, if you look at it, the big picture I was getting in trouble because I wanted to learn now I've since learned better ways to get my domain, get my adrenaline and get missing and turn it into meetings with bad jokes. [00:19:41] But the logic is sound right. It is the same thing. You know, we all know every single one of us, there's not a person in the world who understand, who doesn't understand that texting while driving is dangerous and will kill you. Here's how so many people still do it. Why? Because every time we hear a text, [00:20:00] every time we see a message, every time we get a tweet or reply, whatever our brain actually releases domain it's addiction. [00:20:09] So no different, if don't mean, it gives us that focus chemical and that ability to be happy then. Yeah. Obviously you're going to want it and you're going to look for it. So the key for kids today in school, we now understand how to find a better way to get it. I've spoken to schools where they've installed something called bouncy bands. [00:20:27] They're these little bands that sit on the, on the legs of the chair and the kids can bounce their legs without making any noise. And just that gives them some adrenaline kids are allowed to get up, go to the back of the room, right, hang out and and just, you know, work, standing up whatever little things more recess, less carbs at, at, at lunch things. [00:20:44] Izolda Trakhtenberg: You know, what's interesting about what you just said. It bringing up education in my mind, the whole, the whole education system. If I were queen, I would redo it because sitting kids who have such incredible amounts of energy down for so many hours a day, I think is a mistake. [00:21:00] I worked at NASA as an educator for many years and I watched it happen. [00:21:02] I watched kids be bored and they weren't, it wasn't necessarily that they were ADHD. Necessarily, I don't know what their diagnoses, and I know you don't like that word what their, what their state was, but at the same time, I think so many children have trouble with that. And so if, if we, if you were king and I were queen, what would we do? [00:21:21] How would we address kids today? And the education system to help them learn better in ways that work for them, whether they're neuro-typical. [00:21:31] Peter Shankman: Well, you have to, I mean, it's tough because you know, one teacher, 30 kids, you can't make three different ways of learning, but what you can do is you can level the playing field in your, in your favor, right? [00:21:40] So you can create you can create Situations where kids don't come in as entirely high energy. Right? So the premise of the kid wakes up instead of the kid waking up eating two bowls of chocolate, frosted sugar bombs, and sitting in front of television for 45 minutes at school, wake up, have a couple of hard boiled eggs, have some protein.[00:22:00] [00:22:00] Walk to school run around for 45 minutes, go to the school. You've got, you know, have a zero period class that's recess, let the kids work out exercise first, then bring them into school. They did a study in Texas with a school district in Texas, where they did exactly that they, they gave them 90 minutes of recess a day as opposed to 20. [00:22:16] And they upped they, they changed the carb. They dropped carbs in breakfast and lunch by 70% and upped protein by 50% like that. And they saw a 29% decrease. ADHD outbursts in boys and 20, not a 24% increase in girls getting involved in the class discussion. Those are huge numbers. They really are. [00:22:36] Right. So it's those little tiny things that you can do that really do make a huge change. [00:22:41] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Fascinating. I did not know about that study. I'm going to have to go look it up and I'm gonna swing it right back to you and ask you about something you said in, in your book. Again, you said that skydiving, which you are a master skydiver, which I think is great. [00:22:54] It gives you a productivity high. I would love to hear from you. What about a dive? I've been skydiving [00:23:00] once I loved it and I want to do it again, but what about it is your rush? What, what is the productivity high? That's kind of. Well [00:23:07] Peter Shankman: don't mean you're basically jumping on a plane, you're doing something. [00:23:10] Every single molecule or brain says dumb ass. You don't need to do this. The plane can land. And you're literally fighting against that. The second you enter the atmosphere. Second, you jump out of the plane. You're in, you're in air. You're in freefall, your body. You have two choices. I can open my parachute live, or I cannot have my parachute and die. [00:23:23] That's it. There are no other options. It is the most free you'll ever get. And when that parachute opens and you've quote unquote to fight death, I hate that term. But when you, when, when the parachute opens and you've slowed down and the world comes back into focus and you know, your hearing comes back and it's no longer just the wind and, you know, you. [00:23:41] You have this feeling of euphoria and that is all the domain serotonin and adrenaline firing at once. And so I, and that just doesn't go away. That needs to dissipate over time. So I will drop my parish. I will, I will land, I'll put a parachute full, you know gathered up, throw it in the corner of the, of the, of the, of the hanger, pull out my laptop lean on the parachute and then, you know, write 10, 20,000 words in [00:24:00] an hour, right? [00:24:00] Because I'm so high with, I double triple, quadruple the amount of those chemicals in my brain, that focus is. The easiest thing in the world and I'll do it and I'll get it done. And it's interesting because I was dating a woman once years ago, 20 years ago, it was a PhD candidate or double PhD, something way too smart for me, we should not have been dating. [00:24:21] And one of the things she was doing was like, she got paid the government, she got government grants to FICO, came to rats to learn about addiction and pathways and things like that. And, and I'm like, so you get free cocaine. She's like, yeah, let's just table that discussion right now. But the point was. [00:24:34] She took my blood once and she said, I want to, I want to take your blood and see how you are after a jump. And she goes, yeah, yeah. It just comes back a week later. She's like, yeah, you're basically half a molecule off from being a full, a full on cocaine addict. I'm like, I don't do cocaine. She's like, no, it's the same exact chemistry. [00:24:47] I'm like, huh? I'm like, so instead of if I need to focus, I just to go to cocaine, she goes, Peter, you're really not listening. But the premise was that I was getting that same high, but the difference was I was getting it naturally. When you do [00:25:00] cocaine, as I actually taught me The brain fires all those those receptors at once. [00:25:05] Because it doesn't understand what's going on. When you're skydiving, even though you need all those receptors to just keep you alive, the brain is still smart enough to keep some in reserve. It's why after I finished skydiving and finished writing 20,000 words, I could still drive home. I don't know crap. [00:25:22] I don't need to immediately do it again. Right. My body is able to process that keeps on the don't mean for later we turned some of the serotonin things like that, as opposed to illegal drugs, which are, you know, drugs period, which, which don't do that. They just, oh, send it all. Okay. Now you're empty. Right? [00:25:35] It's the equivalent of, of, of being in a helicopter and having 10, 10 minutes of reserve fuel in case in times of war. So, you know, your body is very smart that way, and if you can figure out how to adapt it for me, it's skydiving or running or exercising or public speaking, you know, my. Knows me so well that when I do a corporate keynote, she will attempt to get me back in my seat, on the airplane home within two hours of my coming off the stage, [00:26:00] because that's around the time that I, that I started to come down from the high. [00:26:03] Right. And if she times it well, and there are no delays, I will sit down that plane and I will fall asleep until we get home. And it's the greatest feeling in the world. It's the deepest sleep I'll ever get. [00:26:12] Izolda Trakhtenberg: I it's great to have someone that knows you so well. And that actually brings me to my next question. [00:26:17] Are you one of those people who you're able to start the project and then see it through, or do you get into what my husband and I call shiny, pretty producing things syndrome and go, oh, the next thing squirrel. And then you move on and if so, what kind of support do you have or need to stay on track? [00:26:33] Yeah, [00:26:33] Peter Shankman: it's a dos attention deficit. Ooh, shiny. I have, what I have is a very, very, very powerful calendar. There is not 20 minutes out of my day that is not scheduled. It was brutal during the beginning of COVID. All my keynotes, which went virtual. I had a keynote in Stockholm. Okay. Well, I know I'm taking most of my day to fly there. [00:26:51] I'm going to sleep. I'm waking up the next morning. I'm speaking, I'm spending the day there next morning. I'm flying back home. That's three full days, right? That's 14 hours on a plane and round trip. That is [00:27:00] a. You know, a lot of scheduled time where I can right now that same keynote that would the 45 minute keynote that we want to take three days. [00:27:06] Now it takes about 45 minutes. So I'll do it at 4:00 PM or 7:00 AM or whatever on a, on a Tuesday at my apartment. And I've done it 7 45. I've just done all my work for the week. And I'm like, okay, well, got a lot of free time. Huh? I can start another company or maybe try meth, you know, it's like, yeah. So one of the things I realized, right, beginning of COVID is I have to schedule shit. [00:27:30] Doesn't matter if I have nothing to do, I'm going to schedule something to do. So I spent a lot of time. I bought kettlebells, I've gained 16 pounds of muscle in the past two 14 months, because what the hell else I'm gonna do? Right. But I made sure that my schedule was full and. You know, it's again, it's putting these rules in the plate. [00:27:46] I don't allow myself to ever say, oh, watch it on Netflix. No, the only time I allow myself to watch Netflix or Hulu is when I'm on the bike. Because if I allow myself to do it once I will watch Netflix and Hulu every day and that's it, I will never get anything done. So I only allow myself to do it when I'm working out, because I know I can't do that [00:28:00] forever. [00:28:00] So it has to be about putting these rules into place. Same reason I don't same reason they don't you know, that I have, I have two sides in my closet and they're labeled, right. I wake up in the morning. Okay. Am I on the road today? Am I speaking somewhere? Am I on TV? No. Okay. T-shirt and jeans. Oh, am I traveling? [00:28:16] Am I, am I, or am I, am I speaking somebody? Okay, great button down. Shirt, jacket, jeans. That's it. My sweaters, my best, my scarves, all that stuff. It's in my daughter's closet. So I have to see it because God's been ahead of look at the stuff. Oh my God. What should I wear? I know, I remember that sweater. [00:28:27] I'm like Largan. That's what I wonder how she's doing. I should look her up, you know, it's it's three hours later. I'm naked the living room on Facebook. I haven't left the house. [00:28:35] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Oh, it's like your it's like I'm living with you instead of that's when that's exactly. It's exactly how he does things. And, and it's interesting because that notion of decision-making. [00:28:47] What you, it sounds like you have developed specific processes to, to address the fact that you have sometimes issues, either making decisions or getting onto the next thing. Do [00:29:00] you detail them somewhere? Are there places where if someone goes, okay, I want to know how Peter Shankman does it, where can someone go if they are interested in finding out more about your process and how you've managed to make ADHD [00:29:12] Peter Shankman: or superpower? [00:29:13] So I occasionally. Now for halibut coaching. I have a site for that called shank minds.com/adhd coaching. Love coaching. I'm not, I don't call myself a coach, but I occasionally help people. I talk about this stuff all the time on at shankman.com. I talk about it on any of my social channels all the time, which is at Peter Shankman and all the channels. [00:29:32] I encourage people to email me. You are welcome to, to reach out if you want to go for a run or, you know, the only thing I will not do is sit down with you for a meeting, but you want to go for a walk and talk. You wanna do an Aaron Sorkin style Westwind meeting. We walk 25 blocks and you know, never stopped. [00:29:44] I'm happy to do that. I I'm always, you know, what I used to do when I'd go to the airport is if you really want me bad enough, you will take a ride to the airport with me. Right. We'll take New Jersey transit from the city to, to the airport. And you'll have me for about 40 minutes. Talk about what you want. [00:29:57] Right. And, and you'd be amazed how many people would do that. So yeah, for me, [00:30:00] it was really about about Knowing what works for me, understanding that it might not work for everyone else, but happy being happy to share what I do. [00:30:11] Izolda Trakhtenberg: I love that. And I'm so grateful that you said that because I'm at some point going to take you up on that. [00:30:15] I won't, I won't run, but I'll walk. So I have just a couple more questions if that's okay. I wanted to ask you about new ideas. They come to you fast and furious. Where from what does your brain do differently in that way? And how do you file them? Or do you just remember the. [00:30:32] Peter Shankman: I write them down. I write everything down. [00:30:33] When I run, when I exercise, I use my apple watch. They make, they make notes. They make memos. This morning on, on, on the Peloton at 4:00 AM, I came up with two video ideas. I put them both on this to remind me in three hours to try this or that, you know, as long as it's written down somewhere, I can then translate it three hours later. [00:30:47] When it reminds me I could transfer it to a Google spreadsheet or whatever. And I'm able to, to keep this on when I need to do okay. I gotta write, gotta create something this weekend went, oh, look, all this stuff I have. Right. So, so. Everything because you know, some of the greatest lies in [00:31:00] the world you know oh, I'm only five minutes away is right. [00:31:03] You know, those great, great lies the checks in the mail. And I'll remember it when I wake up. [00:31:08] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Oh, absolutely. I never do. And I keep, I do keep a journal right by my bedside so that I can write first thing in the morning. That is so important to me as someone I don't have ADHD or add, but I do forget, and I get lots of ideas. [00:31:20] So I think I'm so glad that you said that about writing everything down. I think it's such a fantastic way of, of making sure that the things that you think are important, actually get down and kept. And kept as important. I I'm so grateful. I know this has been fast and furious. I am so grateful that you took the time to join me on the show. [00:31:39] And I'm going to put everything in the show notes as far as where people can find you. And I have just one last question that I ask everybody who comes on the show. And it's a strange little question, but I find it comes with some profound answers. And the question is this, and you as a skydiver will have a particular opinion on this, I think. [00:31:55] And that is this. If you had an airplane that could sky write anything for the whole world to see. [00:32:00] What would you say, [00:32:08] Peter Shankman: love yourself? [00:32:11] Izolda Trakhtenberg: That's beautiful. Thank you, Peter. I really appreciate it. I appreciate you being on the show. Thank you so much. My pleasure. This is all the Trakhtenberg for the innovative mindset podcast. I'm super grateful that you joined us. This has been a fabulous, I'll be a quick conversation with Peter Shankman. [00:32:26] Maybe we'll be able to get him back on the show again, to talk even further about the ADHD brain and how you can use it to innovate and create and be creative until next time I remind you to listen, learn, laugh, and love a whole lot. [00:32:43] Thanks so much for joining me today. I really appreciate you being here. Please subscribe to the podcast if you're new and if you like what you're hearing, please review it and rate it and let other people know. And if you'd like to be a sponsor of the show, I'd love to meet you on [00:33:00] patrion.com/innovative mindset. [00:33:01] I also have lots of exclusive goodies to share just with the show supporters. Today's episode was produced by Izolda Trakhtenberg and his copyright 2021 as always. Please remember, this is for educational and entertainment purposes. Only past performance does not guarantee future results, although we can always hope until next time, keep living in your innovative mindset.       * I am a Brain.fm affiliate. If you purchase it through the above links and take the 20% off, I'll get a small commission. I'm also a PR Starter Pack Affiliate. I use Gloria's methods to get featured in the media often. And please remember, I'll never recommend a product or service I don't absolutely love!

Breaking Bad Science
Episode 69 - Social Reform

Breaking Bad Science

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 42:47


We apologize for the poorer quality on this one. We are having some technical issues but didn't want to delay recording until we get it solved. We are working on it behind the scenes and should have our normal quality back next week. We'd love to hear from you (feedback@breakingbadscience.com)Look us up on social media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/385282925919540Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakingbadsciencepodcast/Website: http://www.breakingbadscience.com/Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/breakingbadscienceThough often misquoted, and attributed to Edmund Burke, it was George Santayana who once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." It was Winston Churchill who modified the statement claiming, "Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Though this isn't a history podcast, there are certainly lessons we can learn from the past lives of humans, and just a couple of weeks ago Cassie requested we tackle one in particular. That is how and why social reform happens. Why it works or doesn't. We may not be historians, but we have at least a basal understanding of psychology and it turns out there's more to that than we would have thought. Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we discuss what social reform is and the human psychology around why it doesn't always work and why that maybe isn't such a bad thing.  ReferencesAmerican Psychological Association; Social Movement. APA. https://dictionary.apa.org/social-movementsKillian, L.; Social Movement. The Encyclopaedia Britannica. Accessed 03-Oct-2021. https://www.britannica.com/topic/social-movement/Psychological-factorsThe editors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (Petruzzello, M.); Reformation Christianity. The Encyclopaedia Britannica. Accessed 03-Oct-2021. https://www.britannica.com/event/ReformationSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/breakingbadscience?fan_landing=true)

Modern Wisdom
#378 - Ryan Holiday - Finding Courage & Overcoming Fear

Modern Wisdom

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 72:26


Ryan Holiday is a podcaster, marketer and an author. Ryan's next series of books are on the four cardinal virtues of the Stoics with courage being the first and most fundamental. Courage isn't the sort of trait you consider as modern or sexy or massively advantageous when the world isn't at war. But having the ability to overcome your fears is a superpower no matter who you are. Expect to learn how to deal with self doubt in the face of fear, how to overcome social pressure, why Winston Churchill showed the courage of both restraint and aggression during World War 2, how to deal with deliberating about a decision, why the most repeated phrase in the bible should comfort everyone and much more... Sponsors: Get 40% discount on everything from boohooMAN at https://bit.ly/manwisdom (use code MW40) Get 5 days unlimited access to Shortform for free at https://www.shortform.com/modernwisdom (discount automatically applied) Get 20% discount on the highest quality CBD Products from Pure Sport at https://puresportcbd.com/modernwisdom (use code: MW20) Extra Stuff: Buy Courage Is Calling - https://amzn.to/3hWY5uW Check out Ryan's website - http://dailystoic.com/ Get my free Reading List of 100 books to read before you die → https://chriswillx.com/books/ To support me on Patreon (thank you): https://www.patreon.com/modernwisdom - Get in touch. Join the discussion with me and other like minded listeners in the episode comments on the MW YouTube Channel or message me... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chriswillx Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/chriswillx YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ModernWisdomPodcast Email: https://chriswillx.com/contact/ 

BS Free MD with Drs. May and Tim Hindmarsh
#39: Follow the Science to Hell

BS Free MD with Drs. May and Tim Hindmarsh

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 47:22


What does it really mean when we say follow the science? Believe it or not, this week is a Doctales with Cocktails episode- albeit a more sobering discussion over a fine, local whiskey. What a perfect episode to ponder over a tumbler of.                Blue Line Unapologetic American Whiskey! This week we discuss some historical things done in the name of science. Specifically we dive into Eugenics, the science of “the day” for over 50 years. It became accepted by the scientific community and world elites, intellectuals and political leaders including Alexander Graham Bell, Winston Churchill, John Maynard Keynes, and Woodrow Wilson, to more notably Margaret Sanger and Adolf Hitler. The concept born in the late 1800's believed that  selective breeding of humans would breed away undesirable traits that contributed to a weaker, unhealthy society:  feeblemindedness, criminality, birth defects and mental health issues for example. If you were in the  ‘ELITE' crowd, you were a Eugenicist.  Fast forward to current societal and scientific struggles. What concepts or “group think” exist? Is following “the science” today's pandemic the same thing? What about the labels associated with being anti/ pro vax, anti/pro climate change? We contend that while there are often many scientific truths and facts in these principles, we can get caught up in the debate without removing our own bias. What happens next is “the science” becomes political, and for many their politics is a natural  extension into becoming their religion.  Is Covid all about science or “scientism”? We believe there should be healthy debate which means allowing scientists to challenge one another to reach the truth. Shutting down opposing views and censorship only pushes the agenda of unilateral thinking.  Ultimately those who only listen to one side are believers in dogma, not science. I definitely will drink to that!  Cheers! Sponsor: Our sponsor this week is Deputy! You can use Deputy on any device, on the go. Within a few minutes of picking it up, you'll see why it has hundreds of glowing reviews from managers and staff alike.   To find out more — and try Deputy for free — go to www.doctorpodcastnetwork.com/deputy    Featured Spirit: Hideaway Distillery- Blue Line Unapologetic American Whiskey. Address: 4120 S Santiam Hwy, Lebanon, OR 97355 Phone: (541) 258-6000 https://www.facebook.com/hideawaydistillery/  Check their FB page for a list of vendors that carry this fine spirit sourced and crafted from all locally grown ingredients, right down to the H2O! References:  U.S. Scientists' Role in the Eugenics Movement (1907–1939): A Contemporary Biologist's Perspective https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2757926/    Human Testing, the Eugenics Movement, and IRBs https://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/human-testing-the-eugenics-movement-and-irbs-724/  Our Advice! Everything in this podcast is for educational purposes only. It does not constitute the practice of medicine and we are not providing medical advice. No Physician-patient relationship is formed and anything discussed in this podcast does not represent the views of our employers.  The Fine Print! All opinions expressed by the hosts or  guests in this episode are solely their opinion and are not to be used as specific medical advice.  The hosts,  May and Tim Hindmarsh MD, BS Free MD LLC, or any affiliates thereof are not under any obligation to update or correct any information provided in this episode. The guest's statements and opinions are subject to change without notice. Thanks for joining us! You are the reason we are here.  If you have questions, reach out to us at doc@bsfreemd.com or find Tim and I on Facebook and IG. Please check out our every growing website as well at  bsfreemd.com (no www)  GET SOCIAL WITH US! Instagram:: https://www.instagram.com/bsfreemd/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bsfree

Rebels For Joy
Dust yourself off

Rebels For Joy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 20:54


“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill Today, we will be diving into this resilient mindset and what it means just to dust yourself off and get back up. This episode will inspire you, especially if your booty has been kicked too many times and you feel like sitting on the ground. I dive into this Winston Churchill quote and explain why it's the exact definition of what it means to be resilient. It's time to dust off these ideas that you're inadequate, that you're not enough, and that you're unworthy. Tune in as I talk about how to stand strong and how you can find an opportunity in every situation. In this Episode: [ 2:10 ] What is the world's saddest pizza? [ 3:00 ] What it means to be resilient [ 6:30 ] Why failure is not fatal [ 10:45 ] The best relationship advice I have ever received   [ 12:45 ] It is the courage to continue that counts     Joy Filling Quotes:  When we fail to celebrate the successes along the way, you undoubtedly will burn out.” “When we think about success, I want you to recognize it's not a destination. It is a stop on the map.” “A lasting relationship is finding ways back to love.” “If you're on your 9,999th relationship, the next one might be it.” “Open-mindedness of learning and growing is what will catapult you into the next point on the map of success.” Resources: True To Your Core: CLICK HERE Free Affirmation Downloads: https://rebelsforjoy.com/hip-hop Free Forgiveness Quick Start Formula : CLICK HERE Free Boundaries Quick Start Formula: CLICK HERE IG: www.instagram.com/rebelsforjoy IG Personal: @Bonniekelly.me Facebook Group www.facebook.com/groups/rebelsforjoy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelsforjoy  

Calm it Down
Take a Break, Part 2 - Take a Nap

Calm it Down

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 10:08


Imagine one day you're going through your grandmother's attic. Shifting through the boxes passed down for generations, you come upon a hand written letter by Albert Einstein. “My dear”, it states, “had I only known earlier the secret to thinking with such clarity and vigor, I would have seen e+mc2 much sooner!” Your heart races as you read further and further “where is it!?”, you ask yourself. “Where is the secret!?” If you knew the step Einstein developed for such intelligibility would you do it? Even if it seemed ‘silly'? But what if Einstein wasn't the only one that practiced this ‘foolishness'. What if this practice was a daily habit of Aristotle, Salvador Dali, Eleanor Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Leonardo da Vinci, Margaret Thatcher and even Winston Churchill. 

What did these world shaping minds have in common in changing the world? Listen in. It's a lot more “I can do that!” then you would think.

The Munk Debates Podcast
Be it resolved: The statues must come down

The Munk Debates Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 52:21


It has become one of the more divisive topics in today's culture wars: what to do with the statues of historical figures with controversial pasts. And while many can agree that the monuments of Robert E Lee and Edward Colston should not stand in city centres, the debate becomes murkier when the likes of Winston Churchill, John A MacDonald, Queen Victoria, and Abraham Lincoln enter the fray. Those calling for statues to come down and streets to be renamed argue that this is not a case of ‘cancel culture'. Rather, it is an overdue re-examination of past heroes and their subjugation of marginalized groups. Those who promoted racist and imperialist policies in their time should not be given the privilege of public glorification in ours. Others argue that social justice “mobs” are ignoring the context in which these transgressions took place, viewing history through a distorted lens comprised of their own values and assumptions and purposely rewriting the past to serve their ideological purposes today. If progressives succeed in their purity purge we will be left with no heroes, no history, and no nuanced understanding of our own past. Arguing for the motion is Cornell William Brooks, Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice at the Harvard Kennedy School and a former President of the NAACP. Arguing against the motion is George F Will, Pulitzer-prize winning columnist for the Washington Post and author of American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent. QUOTES: CORNELL WILLIAM BROOKS “When you have commemoration, as opposed to education, it leads to misinformation. And it literally debilitates our ability to grapple with the past in order to come to grips with the present.” GEORGE WILL “My worry is about the question of control. I don't want to control the past. I want the past to be faced as what it was, and not controlled for any political agenda, good, bad or indifferent." Sources: City News, CTV, Washington Post, ABC, WPRI,  The host of the Munk Debates is Rudyard Griffiths - @rudyardg.   Tweet your comments about this episode to @munkdebate or comment on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/munkdebates/ To sign up for a weekly email reminder for this podcast, send an email to podcast@munkdebates.com. To support civil and substantive debate on the big questions of the day, consider becoming a Munk Member at https://munkdebates.com/membership Members receive access to our 10+ year library of great debates in HD video, a free Munk Debates book, newsletter and ticketing privileges at our live events. This podcast is a project of the Munk Debates, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to fostering civil and substantive public dialogue - https://munkdebates.com/ The Munk Debates podcast is produced by Antica, Canada's largest private audio production company - https://www.anticaproductions.com/   Executive Producer: Stuart Coxe, CEO Antica Productions Senior Producer: Ricki Gurwitz Editor: Kieran Lynch Associate Producer: Abhi Raheja

Life on Planet Earth
MARTIN DUGARD: Author TAKING PARIS & co-author with BILL O'REILLY on Killing series, unpacks the details on his new page turning historical non-fiction on liberation of Paris in 1944

Life on Planet Earth

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 43:57


France, 1940. In a stunning move, the armies of Nazi Germany annihilate the French military and capture Paris, the crown jewel of Europe, in a matter of a few weeks. As Adolf Hitler tightens his grip on the fabled “City of Lights,” the shocked Allies regroup and begin planning for a daring counterattack into Fortress Europe. The longer the Nazis hold the city, the greater danger its citizens face. By 1944, over 120,000 Parisians have died, and countless more tortured in the city's Gestapo prisons and sent to death camps. The exiled general Charles de Gaulle, headquartered in the bar of London's Connaught Hotel, convinces General Dwight Eisenhower to put Paris before Berlin. Unless Paris is taken immediately, he tells Ike, the City of Lights will be leveled. The race for Paris begins. TAKING PARIS: The Epic Battle for the City of Lights (Dutton Caliber), is the riveting story of the people who set that beautiful city free. Vigorously researched, Martin Dugard's historical narrative takes readers behind-the-scenes in an epic, page-turning account of the battle for the heart and soul of Paris in one of the twentieth century's darkest moments. Dugard, one of the most widely read writers today, has co-authored one of the most successful nonfiction series in publishing history with the Killing books. Now, with TAKING PARIS, Dugard showcases his unique ability to pair fascinating historical research with compelling, page-turning storytelling. The players holding the fate of Paris in their hands are some of the biggest historical figures of the era: Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, General George S. Patton, and the exiled French general Charles de Gaulle. From the fall of Paris in 1940 to the race for Paris in 1944, this enthralling drama unfolds through their decisions—for better and worse. TAKING PARIS is history told at a breathtaking pace, a sprawling yet intimate saga of heroism, desire, and personal sacrifice for all that is right. Martin Dugard is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and historian who has written on topics ranging from presidents to Egyptian pharaohs. He is coauthor of the popular Killing series along with other acclaimed works including Into Africa, The Explorers, The Murder of King Tut, and To Be a Runner. Known for his fondness for adventure, he is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has flown around the world at twice the speed of sound. He lives in California with his family Website: www.martindugard.com Source: Shirley & McVicker Public Affairs --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/john-aidan-byrne0/support

Jesus Unmasked
Stumbling Blocks, Severed Limbs, and Living In Peace (Mark 9:38-50)

Jesus Unmasked

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 35:15


"Whoever's not against us is for us." It's refreshing to hear these words from Jesus, especially when we so often hear the opposite from our culture. The disciples try to stop someone from casting out demons because he isn't an official disciple, but Jesus stops his disciples from stopping him. Is the goal to compete and gain followers to your "side," or is it to actually cast out demons... that is, help people heal from their trauma? How often do we get caught up in rivalry when the very goals we claim to seek would be reached so much more efficiently and thoroughly if we work together? Jesus is telling his disciples that the work they do and the love they give is for the sake of the people they serve, and not to be in competition with anyone else. Whoever is not against us is for us. We would all do well to remember that. Then Jesus goes on to more frightening language... at least at first. If your hand or foot or eye causes you to sin, cut it off... it is better to enter into life broken than to go intact to hell. Yikes! The word Jesus uses for "hell" is "Gehenna," a literal garbage heap where, in generations past, children were sacrificed. In Jesus's time, it was a garbage heap that was always aflame. Jesus is saying to harm someone is to create cycles of violence that continually rekindle themselves. That is what he means by hell. It is not a place created by God (look for it in Genesis and you won't find it) but by humanity. Do whatever it takes to avoid harming someone else. It is better to stop yourself from committing harm by any means necessary than to pass harm along to someone else. How do we avoid harming others? By remembering that we don't need to be over and against others. Back to the beginning, where we realize that whoever isn't against us is for us. We hear about fires that burn, but Jesus also speaks of fires that purify. Everyone -- everyone-- will be tested with fire, not for punishment, but for refinement. We'll probably get ourselves into fires of conflict, fires of trial and tribulation. In spite of Jesus's words, we will probably stumble or cause others to stumble? What then? We keep going. We take a deep breath and breathe in the Holy Spirit, the spirit of Love. We remember that when the fire burns away all the mess that has accumulated in our lives, we are stripped back down to our core, which is Love. For we are made in Love's image. So, "if you're going through hell, keep going," as Winston Churchill said and Rodney Atkins sang. Adam and Lindsey further flesh out these ideas in this week's episode of Jesus Unmasked. Our friends helped us through the fiery challenges of this passage to find the blessings, and we are grateful. We would love for you to join the conversation every Wednesday, at 9 am CT/ 11 am PT for Jesus Unmasked live on the Raven Foundation FB page.

Geeks Under the Influence
31 Days of Halloween Part 1: Winston Churchill's Ghost

Geeks Under the Influence

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 67:51


NSFW Episode 223 - 31 Days of Halloween Part 1: Winston Churchill's Ghost Our panel of seasoned horror geeks give you a list of movies to watch for every day of the Halloween season! Part 1 covers 9/30 - 10/13 Panel: Mike "Hobbit" Bickett (Smack My Pitch Up/Deeply Upsetting), Lowdown Brown (GUI Nights/From The Mouths Of Madness), Will Macabre (Synthetic Nightmare), Katie (Nerdcropolis podcast and blog) http://www.Nerdcropolis.com Subscribe: https://linktr.ee/GUInetwork _________________________________________________ GUI Home - http://www.guipodcast.com GUI Hotline: (804) 505-4GUI (4484) (Message & data rates may apply) Thanks to our sponsors: www.emilycee.com Support GUI by shopping Amazon -  http://amzn.to/2cg3FF8 Check out the ton of merch for the GUI Network on TeePublic: http://bit.ly/2CzNdyf _________________________________________________ Twitter - twitter.com/GUIPodcastRVA  Facebook - www.facebook.com/guipodcastrva/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/geeksundertheinfluence/ _________________________________________________ ● Track Info ● Intro-Outro Music: "Dead By Dawn” courtesy of the “Creep-A-Zoids  http://www.creep-a-zoids.com/ Used with permission Geeks Under the Influence is a trademark of Michael Bickett. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. geeksundertheinfluence@gmail.com for sponsorship inquiries

The Great Books
Episode 196: ‘The River War’ by Winston Churchill

The Great Books

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 35:00


John J. Miller is joined by James W. Muller of the University of Alaska Anchorage to discuss Winston Churchill's 'The River War.'

The Best in Mystery, Romance and Historicals
Stephanie Dray – History’s ‘Forgotten Women’

The Best in Mystery, Romance and Historicals

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 34:36


Stephanie Dray has found her sweet spot telling the stories of America's “forgotten women”. Her latest blockbuster, The Women of Chateau Lafayette, is no exception. It's a rollicking historical saga reaching across three centuries – from the French Revolution to the Second World War. Hi there, I'm your host Jenny Wheeler, and in Binge Reading today Stephanie Dray talks about one of the most anticipated historical novels of 2021, and the French American alliance that has saved the world three times. (Winston Churchill might be turning over in his grave hearing me make that statement.) We've got three eBook copies of Stephanie's book, The Women of Chateau Lafayette, to give away to three lucky readers in our Royal House giveaway. Enter the draw on The Joys of Binge Reading website or look for it on our Facebook page. ENTER DRAW FOR STEPHANIE BOOK And just a reminder, if you enjoy this podcast, for the equivalent of a cup of coffee a month you can get lots more exclusive bonus content – including hearing Stephanie answer our Getting-to-Know-You quick fire questions – by becoming a supporter of Binge Reading on Patreon. Check us out on www.patreon.com/thejoysofbingereading. BECOME A SUPPORTER ON PATREON Six things you'll learn from this Joys of Binge Reading episode: How Stephanie got started on a Cleopatra trilogyWriting 'one of the most anticipated' books of 2021Why Lafayette is important to the worldWhat part his wife Adrienne played in his victoriesWhat Stephanie is working on nextWhy Lafayette deserves to be celebrated in the US Where to find Stephanie Dray:  Website: https://www.stephaniedray.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephanie.dray/ Facebook: @stephaniedrayauthor   Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.nz/stephaniedray/_created/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4072332.Stephanie_Dray Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/stephanie-drayWhat follows is a "near as" transcript of our conversation, not word for word but pretty close to it, with links to important mentions. But now, here's Stephanie. Introducing author Stephanie Dray Jenny Wheeler:. Hello there, Stephanie, and welcome to the show. It's good to have you with us. Stephanie Dray: Thank you for having me. I'm excited to be here. Author Stephanie Dray Jenny Wheeler: You are a USA Today bestselling author specializing in historic fiction. You do some great books co-authoring but this latest one, The Women of Chateau Lafayette, is entirely your own work. It has a lot of true history in it and is about an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and three generations of women, spread from the years of the French Revolution to the Second World War. It's a wonderful historic saga. What got you started on it? Stephanie Dray: Thank you for saying it's a wonderful saga, because it felt like it even while writing it. I started it because I had been writing about American founding mothers for a couple of novels. I've written America's First Daughter with my very dear friend and co-author, Laura Kamoie.  We also wrote My Dear Hamilton, which is about Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, the wife of Alexander Hamilton, America's first Secretary of the Treasury, who is now also a Broadway star. I'm not sure if Hamilton has reached Australia, but it's still going strong here. Jenny Wheeler: It is one of my ambitions in life to see Hamilton. I did interview Laura about the book 18 months or so ago, and I was resolved that somehow or other, I was going to go and see Hamilton. The genesis for the Lafayette saga America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie I didn't know much about Alexander Hamilton before I read that book. I loved that book too, and then I discovered it was coming to Sydney. I thought fantastic. I put my name down for all the advanced notice of pre-sales for Sydney, and then what happened? Early last year, COVID struck.

Wisdom-Trek ©
Day 1740 – A Lie Is Quick – Daily Wisdom

Wisdom-Trek ©

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 4:30


Welcome to Day 1740 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to WisdomA Lie Is Quick – Daily WisdomWelcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. We are on Day 1740 of our Trek, and it's time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today's trek. Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. We are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before.   Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on today's trek as we increase Wisdom and Create a Living Legacy. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2016%3A16&version=NLT (Proverbs 16:16) How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver!    If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life. So let's jump right in with today's nugget: Today's quote is from Winston Churchill, and it is: A lie goes halfway around the world before the truth can get its pants on. A Lie Is Quick I don't know of a time in history where this quote has been more accurate than today. With instant information worldwide, self-proclaimed social media experts, and the 24/7 news cycle bombarding us with negative news, the lies are fast and furious. It is nearly impossible to know if the information we absorb today is truth, mixed truth, or purposeful deception. Unfortunately, it appears that almost everyone is proclaiming their version of the truth and trying to destroy anyone who disagrees with them. We even see those who are Christ-followers spreading disinformation and condemning those who disagree with their viewpoint. This should not be. Yet, even with this disarray of information in the world today, we can take comfort in that God is the author of all truth, so if what you hear elsewhere does not line up with God's Word, then it is not truth.  So don't be discouraged or be faint of heart. God's Word will prevail, and His truth will win out in the end when Christ returns to establish His worldwide kingdom where Eden will be restored, not as a garden but encompassing the entire globe. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+14%3A10-13&version=NLT (Romans 14:10-13) So why do you condemn another believer? Why do you look down on another believer? Remember, we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. For the Scriptures say, “‘As surely as I live,' says the Lord, ‘every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will declare allegiance to God.'” Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God. So let's stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall. As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of ‘Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.' If you would like to listen to any of our past 1739 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are available at Wisdom-Trek.com. I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player so that each day's trek will be downloaded automatically. If you would also like to receive our weekly newsletter called ‘Wisdom Notes,' please email me at guthrie@wisdom-trek.com. Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal. As we take this Trek together, let us always: Live Abundantly (Fully) Love Unconditionally Listen Intentionally Learn Continuously Lend to others Generously Lead with Integrity Leave a Living Legacy Each Day I am Guthrie Chamberlain….reminding you to 'Keep...

Think Neuro
20. On COVID-19, Brain Surgery, and Never Wasting a Crisis | Dr. Daniel Kelly

Think Neuro

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 69:19


When Dr. Daniel Kelly and his three colleagues founded the Pacific Neuroscience Institute in 2015, they knew it would be much more than a medical practice. It would be an institute in the true sense of the word, with a mission to heal patients, do research, and educate new doctors. Dr. Kelly and his team didn't let up on that three-pronged mission during the pandemic. To the contrary, they doubled down, publishing 8 big papers in top-flight medical journals, all of them centered on the minimally-invasive brain surgery that PNI specializes in. One paper focused on complication avoidance analyzed the ten-year track record of PNI doctors using endoscopes to go through the nasal cavity and remove non-cancerous tumors called adenomas from the pituitary gland. It's a tricky operation because the pituitary sits among very delicate structures, including the carotid artery and the optic nerve. The results: Out of 514 patients, only four had permanent complications, and three of those occurred before 2016. In another paper, PNI doctors described what they'd learned about how to get brain surgery patients out of the hospital more quickly to make room for COVID-19 patients. The PNI team used anesthesia with fewer side effects, cut down on narcotics, and did immediate postoperative CT scans. The result: ICU use fell to 29% from 54%, and 41.4 percent of patients went home on day one, up from 12.2 percent before the pandemic. Best of all, there was no change in complications or readmissions. Dr. Kelly quoted Winston Churchill in the paper: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” PNI made the most of the pandemic, for its patients, and for science. Learn more by listening to this episode. pacificneuro.org 310-582-7641

History Hack
History Hack: Nursing Churchill

History Hack

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 56:15


Jill Rose joins us to share a unique perception of Britain's wartime leader. Her mother was his nurse in the middle of the conflict. Buy Jill's book, Nursing Churchill: Wartime Life from the Private Letters of Winston Churchill's Nurse, at our very own Bookshop: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781398109056 Like the episode? Send us a tip! https://ko-fi.com/historyhack Like the podcast, join the fun on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/historyhack

Millennial Manhood
#115 | Know Your History or Hate Everyone

Millennial Manhood

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 63:27


Patrick Huey is an armchair historian and Investment Advisor. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, concentrating in English literature and Military History before spending nine years as a U.S. Naval Flight Officer. There he spent extended time at sea, which gave him plenty of time to read, write and contemplate his next profession. Since he managed to accumulate almost nothing in savings or investments while in the Navy, he recognized the need to be better educated about financial concepts. When it turned out he enjoyed planning and investing, you could say his second career chose him. Now the owner of Victory Independent Planning, LLC he is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, and earned an MBA from Arizona State University. Patrick thinks that, to borrow a quote from Winston Churchill, history will be kind to him. Because he intends to write it. Check out his blog, book website and company website: https://www.historylessonsforthemoderninvestor.com/the-blog https://www.historylessonsforthemoderninvestor.com/ https://www.victoryindependentplanning.com/ Connect w/ Jovica: LI: linkedin.com/jdjurdjevic IG: @asap_jovi

The Red Box Politics Podcast

As Boris Johnson prepares to host an awkward dinner party at chequers this weekend, Matt Chorley gets the best anecdotes from those who know the Prime Minister's country residence inside out, including Winston Churchill's grandson Sir Nicholas Soames, and former de facto Deputy Prime Minister, David Lidington. PLUSDaniel Finkelstein and David Aaronovitch discuss the day's news. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Navigating the Customer Experience
142: Helping The World to Access Wholesale-Based Travel with Ryan Beachum

Navigating the Customer Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 28:26


Ryan Beachum has sought to apply his knowledge of the hospitality industry to provide desperately needed solutions. Having previously worked with some of the largest developers in the industry, Beachum saw an opportunity to serve timeshare owners beyond what was offered and so he began building his business idea, ResortShare - from the ground up. In 2016, Ryan created HelloVacay and has consistently led the industry in independent resort marketing and resales. Now, in 2021 he is set to launch a subscription-based, wholesale-priced travel membership in partnership with the Priceline Group.   Questions   We just want to get an idea of how it is that you got to where you are today, if you could share with us a little bit about that journey and the opportunities that presented themselves to get you to where you are today. For those of our listeners who will be tuning into this episode who don't know what timeshare is and have no idea what subscription-base, wholesale-price travel is, what does that mean to the average person? So, you're a small organization. How have you found just motivating your team during this period, especially as we are trying to emerge out of a pandemic? In looking to engage in HelloVacay, what are some of the benefits or opportunities that you think exists in this particular platform versus if they were to do another channel of hospitality, for example, like just book their own hotel or go through a travel agency, what are some of the opportunities that they get from utilizing your platform and doing the wholesale travel option? So that's all about vacation wholesale travel. Can you indicate over the time that you've been in business what demographic do you think gravitates most towards your packages? Would you say you appeal more to everybody? Or do you think you appeal more to, let's say, persons who are more mature? Could you share with us where you see your business evolving to within the next, let's say, 3 to 5 years? How do you see the business growing even more, and expanding and offering even greater value to your existing and even new customers that you may acquire over the next 3 to 5 years? Could you share with us what's the one online resource, tool, a website or app that you absolutely can't live without in your business? Can you also share with us maybe one or two books that have had the biggest impact on you? It could have been a book that you read a very long time ago, but it still resonates with you to this day, or maybe even a book that you've read recently, but it has just really impacted you greatly. Could you also share with us what's the one thing that's going on in your life right now? Something that you're really excited about - either something you're working on to develop yourself or your people. Where can listeners find you online? Do you have a quote or saying that during times of adversity or challenge, you'll tend to revert to this quote, it kind of helps to get you back on track or keep you refocused? Do you have one of those?   Highlights   Ryan's Journey   Ryan shared that he did quite well, all the way up until 2008. And most people know what happened in the real estate industry in 2008. The second worst economy that the USA has certainly ever had. And he knows it was bad everywhere at that time, but the interesting thing was, he ran into a friend that he hadn't seen in years, actually, that he had grown up with that was working for the largest timeshare developer. And for those of you that don't know, timeshare is really interesting, in that it's kind of the combination of real estate and the hospitality industry.   So, although traditional real estate was not selling whatsoever in 2008, he found that people were still purchasing timeshare in spite of such a bad economy. So, it provided this interesting opportunity for him to at least look and learn about what is this timeshare product and as a by-product of that he ended up getting hired from that large developer and learning more about it. And it started this transition from real estate over to what is now fully in the hospitality industry.   What Does Timeshare, Subscription-Base, Wholesale-Price Travel Mean to the Average Person?   Ryan shared that his original transition was into the timeshare industry, which kind of got him into the hospitality industry. Their new platform is much broader for the hospitality industry as a whole. And so, they're not really focused so much specifically on one kind of sector of the hospitality industry, which is it timeshare, although in case you don't know, timeshare is really a deeded ownership, and it's an interest in a timeshare resort. So, that's really the first thing they started out in providing solutions for that industry. And then what's happened over the last year or so is they've pivoted to actually come up with a platform with Priceline that is really for everyone, not just for the timeshare industry.   Me: In building your business, approximately how many employees do you have in your company?   Ryan shared that there are inside the office and outside, there's roughly 10.   How to Motivate Your Team During a Pandemic   Ryan shared that that's a great question and a lot of that has been interesting because there's been a lot more time where people haven't been working inside the office so that's presented something different. In terms of the technology they use, it's really easy, of course for what they do for it all to be web based and to communicate through the technology and all of that. But when people are working from home, he thinks it's really important that you have regular meetings, regular conversations with everyone, deliberate meetings that maybe you would not have if you were all in the office together just to at least connect every single day and discuss what's going on and discuss what you want to accomplish for that day, that week, that month. So, really, over the last year or so it's presented certain challenges but communication is key and he thinks as long as you're engaging with everyone on a daily basis, it makes a lot of difference.   Benefits and Opportunities in Using HelloVacay Platform   Me: So, as a customer who is looking for an opportunity to engage in HelloVacay, what are some of the benefits or opportunities that you think exists in this particular platform versus if they were to do another channel of hospitality, for example, like just book their own hotel or go through a travel agency, what are some of the opportunities that they get from utilizing your platform and doing the wholesale travel option?   Ryan shared that that's a great question. So, what they aim to do is to provide everyone with access to private travel rates that previously have not been publicly accessible. So, one of the things a lot of people don't know, if they haven't been in the industry, when they're going through to all these various online travel agencies that exists, some people may have noticed that if they're looking for a hotel or resort for certain dates, and they go and they hunt around to different online travel agencies, they may notice that all the rates for the same resort for the same dates are pretty close to being the same. And the reason for that is resorts and hotels have agreements with online travel agencies that they will not undercut any one given public online travel agency with lower rates on a competitive site. So, what happens is you have kind of a flattening across the board where all the prices are basically the same on the public online travel agencies and for people that have hunted around and looked, they likely have noticed that, and that's really, because the prices are the same that it's felt that way. So those are public rates.   And then on the other hand, the other extreme is you've got the travel clubs, there's a lot of travel clubs out there where they may be expensive to get involved with the travel club and there's a long-term obligation, and they're paying maintenance fees, or membership fees every single year that are expensive. So, they're spending a lot of money to be a part of that travel club, they may have access to some kind of private rates through that travel club, but there's so much expense and so much long-term obligation.   So, what they want to do is they want to sit in the middle between the public online travel agencies, and then between the expensive travel clubs, and offer access, affordable subscription based, flexible access to private travel rates on the resorts and hotels unsold rooms, combining ultimately some of the benefits that you see with the travel clubs, but without the significant expense and long-term obligation of the travel clubs. So, their prices are legitimately up to 70% off all the public booking rates. So, it's kind of like Netflix style pricing, flexible, affordable, and then they can access all these private wholesale rates.   Me: Amazing. And this is for any type of hotel and does this apply to all aspects of hospitality? So, airlines, hotels, and car rentals, or is it just specific to different aspects of the hospitality industry?   Ryan stated yes, they provide all three through the membership, but he'll throw out a small disclaimer. Their hotels and resort deals are really unbelievable for people that are getting registered and getting on and looking at the rate comparisons and as they look at their rates when it says it's 47% off a hotel, you will see as you look at the other public sites, it's legitimately 47% off. So, for the hotels and rental cars, the deals are phenomenal, on the airfare, he never tells any members or people that may want to be members that their airfare deals are so amazing, they're not. There's a convenience for people, they are looking at ways that they can include big discounts on the airfare but the margins are very different on airfare and it's very tough to get those deals, they're going to work on it. But he doesn't want to tell the world that they have amazing deals on airfare when they do not, they're there for convenience for any members.   What Demographic Gravitates to the HelloVacay Package?   Ryan shared that their platform really can be a benefit to anybody that wants or needs to travel, including consumers, and businesses. With that said, they have a subscription-based model. So, although anybody can benefit from huge discounts that they have on their platform, they believe that all the folks may be skewing a bit younger that are used to paying for a lot of different subscriptions. These days, that's really broadening to everyone, if you think about the streaming services Netflix and Hulu, and Disney Plus, and all these different things and everybody's really getting used to paying these subscriptions monthly but maybe even more so the younger generations, the Millennials, Generation Z are really in the habit of paying for subscriptions for a lot of various things. And so, they do think that they are a very good target audience for them.   Where do you see the Business Evolving to Within the Next 3-5 years?   Ryan shared that what they want to be, ultimately, is the world's most affordable, flexible travel club, with giving people access to private rates that they've never had before, that's what they want to be the most affordable, flexible subscription-based travel club. And so, when he thinks about the long-term vision for HelloVacay, they really are looking at 3 different areas of what they can offer in terms of first, the inventory, they mentioned timeshare inventory, which is these multi room properties, for anybody that stayed at a timeshare, they're kind of like little apartment a lot of times, little kitchens, separate bedrooms, washer and dryer. So, for people that are traveling longer term, more than just a weekend, it's great to have separate bedrooms, and to have that privacy and all that. So, they worked in the timeshare industry, they have those relationships, they can start to include some of that inventory beyond just the hotels and all of that, that they get from their partner Priceline.   But also, in terms of the inventory, retreats, last minute deals, they are going to work on the flights on getting better deals on the flights, so that's the inventory. But also, they want to add in as many benefits as they can in terms of discounts on attractions, sightseeing, they want to look and see how affordably they can offer people concierge service, perhaps VIP lounge access, these are all things that they're working on to ultimately provide their members. He doesn't have a date for all of these benefits yet, these are all things that they're exploring right now beyond just the access to the private rates.   And then finally, beyond the different sources of discounted inventory and besides the benefits that they're working on providing, they really want to focus on building some interesting technology that they think is going to be really useful to consumers. Some people have heard of a kind of new emerging term they used called Conversational Commerce.   So, a lot of us are now seeing not only on sites, but sometimes on Facebook Messenger and things like that where companies are using more and more improved chatbot technology and those kinds of things, some of that technology is getting really good through using artificial intelligence and those kinds of things is able to really make a good customer service accessible using the technology.   Now, he would never in this day and age just rely on chatbots and that kind of thing for customer service, you got to have real humans backing that. He thinks you can provide a lot of easy access on multiple social media platforms, WhatsApp, all these different things where the Conversational Commerce, the chatbots have gotten very good. And they want to offer decentralized rewards for people and so there's a lot of interesting technology that they'd like to build as well. So, there's really 3 things for them, it's being an aggregate for various different sources of highly discounted inventory for people's membership, it's adding in benefits for people, and it's building world class technology for consumers.   App, Website or Tool that Ryan Absolutely Can't Live Without in His Business   When asked about online resource that he cannot live without in his business, Ryan shared that there's really a couple, but there's one that stands out to him as a business owner more than any other that organizes his brain and it's called Trello. He mentioned that he doesn't own any interest in Trello, he doesn't own any shares in their parent company or anything like that. But honestly, in recent years, for him, the style of service which is actually derived from Japan, it's a Kanban board. And for him in the way he thinks, it's huge in organizing his ideas and thoughts. And so, for people that haven't been exposed to Trello, and you have any kind of project or your business or even just for personal use, he highly recommends it, it's a series of columns where you move cards around. And so, for him, it's like putting his brain into a digital format, it's like he's just moving around, all different thoughts he has and he doesn't know what he'll do without it.   Books That Have Had the Greatest Impact on Ryan   When asked about books that have the biggest impact, Ryan shared that if he had to say that the one book that has had the biggest impact on his life, that to him is just a profound book and a lot of people know it and he's read it is a book called The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle. So, a lot of people are familiar with Eckhart Tolle now, he's. When he first read that a long time ago, not as many people knew who he was, or what that book was, but for him, the way that that book is delivered, he thinks is beautiful.   And of course, when you read it, it's really based around a lot of Buddhist philosophies and that kind of thing. But he believes, without getting too philosophical, he believes that the ability to have a high quality of consciousness and staying present, whether it's in your personal life, or whether you're working and having that presence is very important, because no matter what you do or how successful you are, if you're not present as Eckhart Tolle always puts it. Instead of us using our minds, we have gotten into a kind of disease of our minds using us.   So, it was meant to be that we use our mind as a tool, but our minds have kind of went on overdrive where we're overthinking everything and it's just kind of on autopilot. And what that does, he believes, is it reduces our quality of consciousness and of course, with that is people that are depressed and anxious because they're always either living in the past or they're living in the future. So, he loves that book, it's he'd have to say his favorite of all time.   What Ryan is Really Excited About Now!   Ryan shared that one of the things he wants to do and having this conversation is, of course, he wants to plug his business. But truly, that aside, yes, of course he wants to tell people about his business. But truly, he's really excited about it, he doesn't know why this is, but he's never seen another travel platform offer this product in this way in such an affordable way. So, as an entrepreneur that's had different products and services over the years, never has he been able to offer more value so affordably. People that have signed up for their service will pay $8.95 a month, or they're paying $79 per a year. Well, if someone pays $79 a year, they can save more than that booking just a weekend through their platform. So, to him, he's really jazzed about that, he's really excited about that right now because he's never had a product offer to the world that had such tremendous value over what the price is, it's just very exciting to him.   Where Can We Find Ryan Online   Me: So, our listeners would have plugged into this episode and they are quite intrigued with HelloVacay, they want to learn more about it, they want to maybe connect with you, follow you on your journey. Where can they find you online? And how can they find HelloVacay online?   Website – www.hellovacay.com LinkedIn – HelloVacay Facebook - @HelloVacayWholesaleTravel   Ryan shared that the thing he wanted to do, he's going to be on a few podcasts and only for the podcast he wanted to give anybody, any of the listeners, he wanted to offer them a free year, not a free week, not a free month, he wants everyone to just try this for a year over just using the public online travel agencies. So, what they've done here is they've set up a promotional page, and it's www.hellovacay.com/freeyear.   And so, all he's asking people to do please is it'll give you some steps on there, this page is set up just for these podcasts, you will see a link to a post on there that you can share to either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and if you just take a screenshot of it, it's got a little section on that page where you can upload a screenshot and once you upload the screenshot, it will redirect you and give you a free year. People are paying $79 every day for a year's access and he wants to just give it to everyone for free, he just asked that people just share, kind of spread the gospel. It's a new platform so people are willing to do that for the promotional page. He thinks you'll really enjoy using it and if you plan on doing any traveling at all, it's going to save you a boatload of money.   Quote or Saying that During Times of Adversity Ryan Uses   When asked about a quote or saying that he tends to revert to, Ryan shared that there's a lot of quotes that he really likes but one that he's reflected on a number of times, especially when we think about the pandemic, and all that, and all the adversity that people go through is Winston Churchill, once said, “If you're going through hell, keep going.”   And he thinks that is a beautiful quote, because we all have trials and tribulations in life. And so, there are some people, unfortunately, that give up, and they're kind of stuck in that one place. And so, he thinks that's kind of a simple but profound way of saying, if you're going through hell, keep going and you'll come out the other side, and things will improve through your persistence.   Please connect with us on Twitter @navigatingcx and also join our Private Facebook Community – Navigating the Customer Experience and listen to our FB Lives weekly with a new guest   Grab the Freebie on Our Website – TOP 10 Online Business Resources for Small Business Owners   Links   The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle   The ABC's of a Fantastic Customer Experience   Do you want to pivot your online customer experience and build loyalty - get a copy of “The ABC's of a Fantastic Customer Experience.”   The ABC's of a Fantastic Customer Experience provides 26 easy to follow steps and techniques that helps your business to achieve success and build brand loyalty. This Guide to Limitless, Happy and Loyal Customers will help you to strengthen your service delivery, enhance your knowledge and appreciation of the customer experience and provide tips and practical strategies that you can start implementing immediately! This book will develop your customer service skills and sharpen your attention to detail when serving others. Master your customer experience and develop those knock your socks off techniques that will lead to lifetime customers. Your customers will only want to work with your business and it will be your brand differentiator. It will lead to recruiters to seek you out by providing practical examples on how to deliver a winning customer service experience!

From The Rookery End (Watford FC)
Throwing ourselves to the Wolves

From The Rookery End (Watford FC)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 42:25


Watford's 2-0 home loss against Wolves was a game with a negative result but, by talking it through, Jon, Mike, Jason and Colin, try to see the nuggets the season can be built upon. And DCW talks to WD18s Sam Ucko about the series that the Watford YouTube channel are producing called 'Speaking Up', all about mental health in the lives of Watford fans. Plus we turn the tweets of Cristiano Giaretta into a Winston Churchill style motivational speech and, ahead of another away trip, they remember the 4-2 away win, at West Ham in 2016. COME ON YOU ORNS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

El Villegas - Actualidad y esas cosas
Nubes de tormenta | Sábados Culturales

El Villegas - Actualidad y esas cosas

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 50:15


Hoy un episodio basado en un libro de memorias de Winston Churchill. Para acceder al programa sin interrupción de comerciales, suscríbete a Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/elvillegas INSURRECCIÓN, mi nuevo libro en: https://elvillegas.cl/tienda Internacional por Amazon: https://amzn.to/3gHDn08 TAMBIÉN APÓYANOS EN FLOW: https://www.flow.cl/app/web/pagarBtnPago.php?token=0yq6qal COMPRA "Grandes Invitados" en Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ccAWPV AMAZON KINDLE https://amzn.to/2yYcuDy Encuentra a El Villegas en: Web: http://www.elvillegas.cl Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elvillegaschile Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/elvillegaschile Soundcloud: https://www.soundcloud.com/elvillegaspodcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7zQ3np197HvCmLF95wx99K Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elvillegaschile

Entrepreneur Weekly
Turn A Crisis Into An Opportunity with James Burton and Preparation Meets Opportunity with Jennifer Gottlieb

Entrepreneur Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 39:08


Alan welcomes James Burton, Chief Growth Officer at Personal Capital.  Turning a crisis into an opportunity is the question of the hour.  Alan asks James how do you define a crisis?  James says it's a time of great potential change, coming out of a situation of stress or problems.  James has spent about 30 years in the industry like Schwab and Fidelity.  He loves working close to consumers.  To help them achieve their dreams.  Alan says he doesn't want to live in fear or mistrust and wants to move forward, so he asks James how do you turn a crisis into an opportunity.   James says to look at your company and determine if the crisis is occurring directly to you or maybe it's an opportunity you see through the crisis of your environment.  But to figure out what it really means to you as an individual and or a leader.  How to use crises to build value for your clients or company and to grow your career.  Alan says personal growth is business growth.  He then quotes Winston Churchill, “Never let an opportunity go to waste.”   James tells a story in hopes to help ease Alan's mind about who or how to trust when it comes to his net worth.  He goes on to say that the new technology in Personal Capital, lets you see all of your finances and or net worth in one place, also known as your financial dashboard.  Alan wants to know what he did to have a great financial year in 2020 as well as how can you continue to pull me out of the mistrust in the Wealth Management industry?  James talks about how you can set yourself up in your financial life by creating your financial dashboard.  From there the Wealth Management industry comes in and helps you make a plan and get you invested.  Where do I start?  If you have time, open the dashboard, put your accounts in there or call us and we will help you figure that out.   What are you trying to achieve, what are goals, what are you saving for?  That's the conversation you want to have when you want to invest your money.  Up next the the Entrepreneur world is Jennifer Gottlieb, Co-Founder at Super Connector Media.  SCM is a PR and Marketing agency and an educational company.  They represent authors, speakers, to founders of fortune 500 companies.  The educational part is where we teach entrepreneurs, or business owners, anybody with a service, product, or story, how to be visible.  So they can be recognized as experts in their  space.  From challenges to boot camps.  Mindset work! Jennifer tells her story about how she got to where she is at.  Media is her key component.  Alan says the rock bottom moment is actually rebirth or born again moment is such an important place for people.  Jennifer shares a bit of how they help build entrepreneurs.  The Creation Process.  It has 5 steps.  If you can see it, believe it, speak it, receive it, and repeat it.  The last and hidden step is, then to DO IT!  One of Jennifer's favorite quotes is, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets the moment of opportunity”.  Last but not least, the next step is the,  "Confidence Continuum". It is a tool to make you confident.  The 5 C's.  Clarity, commitment, connection, creation, and celebration.  Need more info or clarity you can visit Super Connector Media.com. . [00:00:00] Personal Growth is Business Growth [00:05:27] Financial Dashboard [00:11:30] Wealth Management Industry [00:18:20] Boot Camp! [00:27:01] Creation Process [00:33:22] Confidence Continuum

The Abracast
9/11 in Context pt 4: The War on Terror - A Post Mortem

The Abracast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 71:57


In this bouns episode: In our ongoing work to contextualize the events of 9/11, it is worthwhile to look at the and consider the subsequent “War on Terror” through the perspective of the last 20 years and as Winston Churchill once said “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Featured Sources: History.comWhen the music stops: Afghan ‘happy place' falls silent- ZEINA KARAMAWikipedia.org5 freed from Gitmo in exchange for Bergdahl join Taliban's political office in Qatar - Kathy Gannon The AP / 2018Joe Biden's Iraq problem - Tara Golshan and Alex Ward2012 Benghazi attacks - BritannicaThe fall of Kabul: a 20-year mission collapses in a single day - GuardianPlanes, guns, night-vision goggles: The Taliban's new U.S.-made war chest- Idrees Ali and Patricia Zengerle, Jonathan LandayHardliners get key posts in new Taliban government - BBC***Credits***The voice of The Abracast – Hila Assor https://hilaassor.com/Theme Song “Red Horse Rising” by X-Proph3t: http://www.reverbnation.com/xproph3tWritten / Produced / researched / Performed – Jon Towers www.abracast.com***Contact***Visit Website: www.abracast.comEmail Jon: Towers113@gmail.com Find Jon on Twitter: @jonnyaxx https://twitter.com/JonnyAxx Find Jon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jon.towers.925Find Jon On Instagram: http://instagram.com/stigmatastudios***Storefront*** If you enjoy the show, learned something new, or was inspired you might consider supporting the show! https://abracast.com/store-front***Support*** If you enjoy the show, learned something new, or was inspired you might consider supporting the show!Become a subscriber: www.subscribestar.com/abracast Just wanna buy me a drink?: paypal.me/stigmatastudios ***Advertise*** Got a book, Product or Podcast? Would you would like to get your message to The Abracast audience?Advertise on The Abracast: https://www.advertisecast.com/TheAbracastAdvertise on The Abracast: https://intellifluence.com/influencer/jon-towers-61030

Daily Fire with John Lee Dumas
Winston Churchill shares some DAILY FIRE

Daily Fire with John Lee Dumas

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 1:24


Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. ~Winston Churchill Check out John Lee Dumas' award winning Podcast Entrepreneurs on Fire on your favorite podcast directory. For world class free courses and resources to help you on your Entrepreneurial journey visit EOFire.com

History Unplugged Podcast
American Dunkirk – How Half a Million New Yorkers Were Evacuated from Manhattan Island on 9/11

History Unplugged Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 48:08


The most famous large-scale sea rescue in history is the Dunkirk evacuation. Here nearly 400,000 Allied soldiers were surrounded by the German army in 1940, and Winston Churchill said, "the whole root and core and brain of the British Army" had been stranded at Dunkirk and seemed about to perish or be captured. But they were rescued off the coast of France between 26 May and 4 June in an improvised fleet. But few know there was actually a larger evacuation that happened in America, and it happened immediately after September 11th.At 10:45 AM EST on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the United States Coast Guard issued the call for “all available boats” to assist the evacuation of Lower Manhattan. But hours before the official call went out, tugs, ferries, dinner boats, and other vessels had already raced to the rescue from points all across the Port of New York and New Jersey. In less than nine hours, approximately 800 mariners aboard 150 vessels transported nearly half a million people from Manhattan. This was the largest maritime evacuation in history—larger even than boat lift at Dunkirk—but the story of this effort has never fully been told. Todays guest, Jessica DuLong, author of the book SAVED AT THE SEAWALL: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift, tells this story on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. She discusses how the New York Harbor maritime community delivered stranded commuters, residents, and visitors out of harm's way after the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. A journalist and historian, DuLong is herself chief engineer, emerita of the retired 1931 New York City fireboat, John J. Harvey. She served at Ground Zero, spending four days supplying Hudson River water to fight the fires at the World Trade Center. To tell the story of this marine rescue, DuLong drew on her own experiences as well as eyewitness accounts to weave together the personal stories of people rescued that day with those of the mariners who saved them.As DuLong explains, “Still today few people recognize the significance of the evacuation effort that unfolded on that landmark day. This book addresses that omission. The stories that follow are the culmination of nearly a decade of reporting to discover how and why this remarkable rescue came to pass—what made the boat lift necessary, what made it possible, and why it was successful.

Lowy Institute: Live Events
The Director's Chair: John Howard on Australia-China relations, the Afghanistan War, and COVID.

Lowy Institute: Live Events

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 44:25


In this episode of The Director's Chair, Michael Fullilove speaks with John Howard, Australia's 25th Prime Minister. John Howard was Treasurer from 1977 to 1983 in the Fraser government and served as Prime Minister between 1996 and 2007. Michael and John discuss how China has changed in the last twenty-five years, Australia's relationship with East Timor, and the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. John recounts watching Prime Minister Menzies eulogise Sir Winston Churchill, talks about being in Washington on 9/11, and reflects on Australia's relations with Indonesia.

The New Mid Podcast with Michelle Newman
Kelly Gunther: Overcoming Fear to Achieve Her Dreams

The New Mid Podcast with Michelle Newman

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 36:57


"Never, Never, Never Give Up." - Winston Churchill might have said those words but Kelly Gunther lived them! As a former Olympic speed skater, Kelly had to face her worst nightmare, making the Olympic team only to have her spot taken from her 24 hours later. Then two months later, she had nearly a career ending injury. In today's episode, Michelle speaks with Kelly about her resilience, determination and heart. How she could have walked away from the sport she loved but kept going. This episode will truly inspire you! 

Dan Snow's History Hit
Winston Churchill: From Failures to Finest Hour

Dan Snow's History Hit

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 30:34


Churchill is one of the great figures of history and this totemic figure is often cited as one of the greatest British figures of all time. However, whilst his achievement during the dark days of the Second World War is unquestionable, much of the rest of his career had much more to do with failure than success. Geoffrey Wheatcroft, journalist and author of Churchill's Shadow: An Astonishing Life and a Dangerous Legacy, joins Dan for this episode of the podcast. They discuss Geoffrey's radical reappraisal of Churchill's life and work and the myth that continues to shape our view of one of the most complex figures of the 20th Century. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Ain't Gonna Be No Stupid
Episode 310: "Ain't Gonna Avoid Tough Things" with Coate

Ain't Gonna Be No Stupid

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 44:35


Introduction Innocent story: Shoe 6:00 Stupid Situationship - Billy Corgan 8:03 Living in squalor - University of Colorado 10:01 Covid extreme symptoms 12:30 James 1: 2-4 14:10 Proverbs 1: Wisdom Personified 17:15 You just have to face it. 17:26 Not perfection, just acknowledge it's rough 18:08 The second wind of Covid “could finally breathe” (Amy) 18:50 How do you slow down? Focus on your energy 19:26 Limit your inputs 19:40 On social media first thing in the morning? Reflect with yourself first 21:00 Clarify your thinking by being intentional 21:50 Do not disturb or turn off notifications 22:30 Center your soul through slowing down - what am I about and what do I care about? 23:43 Who do I spend my time and energy? 23:50 Mental health is key - Sims Foundation https://simsfoundation.org/about-us/ 24:30 Mental health is not linear 25:11 Feelings fluctuate 26:14 No backsliding with feelings-no judgment 26:30 Coate is a Genius 27:46 Misdiagnosis https://www.amazon.com/Misdiagnosis-Diagnoses-Gifted-Children-Adults/dp/1935067435?asin=0910707642&revisionId=&format=4&depth=1 28:14 Mischief and anxiety in the classroom (often a sign of genius) 29:24 Cry Macho “You used to be strong macho” “This macho thing is over rated, people trying to be macho to show they got grit. That's all they end up with.” 30:10 Tough guy lies 30:20 What am I supposed to learn from this? 31:42 Mental toughness - asking for help and saying you don't know the answer is key. 32:07 Grinning and bearing isn't the plan-you're still bearing it. 32:20 Think back on your timeline 32:87 Runners don't like the first mile 33:35 Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses "No, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration--Lessons from The Second City https://www.amazon.com/Yes-Improvisation-Reverses-Creativity-Collaboration-Lessons/dp/0062248545 33:45 "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill 34:11 Reframe it: “I get to do this” 35:21 We don't avoid tough things because we become a more authentic stronger sense of who we truly are 36:20 Creativity comes from constraints 37:02 Challenges are opportunities to grow - you don't have to like them Three Things: Book-Stillness it the Key https://www.amazon.com/s?k=stillness+is+the+key&ref=nb_sb_noss_2 Podcast: Rebuilding the Past https://www.instagram.com/p/CQq-ZPsD-ci/Blog: Brainpickings.com Where can I find Coate? Twitter: @andrewjcoate IG: @andrewjcoate Medium: https://andrewjcoate.medium.com/paradise-makes-no-demands-d2979f2e2489 42:19 Paradise Makes No Demands The Geography of Genius https://www.amazon.com/Geography-Genius-Lessons-Worlds-Creative/dp/145169167X Where Can I Find Amy? www.amyperras.com Linkedin: Amy Perras Twitter: @perras_scope IG @aintgonnabenostupid Tik Tok @aintgonnabenostupid Ain't Gonna Be No Stupid Woman (Book) https://amzn.to/2Np4aRj Ain't Gonna Be No Stupid podcast https://spoti.fi/2Nt4nTm Ain't Gonna Be No Stupid YouTube Channel https://bit.ly/3fT6v31 Coaching Session https://tinyurl.com/perrasscoping --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aintgonnabenostupid/support

The Scalpel With Dr. Keith Rose
Ep.183 The Gathering Storm: Why Afghanistan Matters

The Scalpel With Dr. Keith Rose

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 30:36


The Gathering Storm : Why Afghanistan Matters   In this episode of The Scalpel, Dr. Rose looks back at history at the insight of Winston Churchill. What wisdom did he impart to our past that we can apply today and, hopefully, avoid tragic consequences.   What intentional actions has the Biden Administration taken that placed Afghanistan, its people, Americans in country, and even the United States and our allies, in great danger?   Where is this going? America is being subverted from within, and something must be done to save her.   CONTACT THE SHOW Website: https://scalpeledge.com Email: KFR@scalpeledge.com Twitter: @TheScalpelEdge Instagram: @TheScalpelPodcast   #TheScalpel

Deep Fat Fried
Historical What Ifs: Vol. 2

Deep Fat Fried

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 33:54


It's time for another edition of Paul's historical hypotheticals! Today the guys are discussing what would have happened if the Ancient Egyptian empire didn't fall, and what if Winston Churchill had made a deal with Germany during World War II.

The Metal Hammer Podcast
179: The Big Review – Iron Maiden, Senjutsu

The Metal Hammer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021


The biggest metal album of 2021 has finally arrived, and it's time to go in deep. Merl and Jonathan dissect the 17th studio album from Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, discussing Maiden's journey over the past two decades and how it's led them to this point, why they're never going to be the band that smashes out 10 five-minute bangers, the best songs on the album, how The Writing On The Wall represents Maiden's most interesting single in years, how Darkest Hour's Winston Churchill lyrics represent a unique take on an increasingly divisive character, how Death Of The Celts feels like the ultimate Clansman sequel and much, much more. Find your nearest copy of Metal Hammer magazine at tinyurl.com/FindHammer Visit our sponsors KILLSTAR at tinyurl.com/HammerKillstar

Daily Fire with John Lee Dumas
Winston Churchill shares some Daily Fire

Daily Fire with John Lee Dumas

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 1:22


Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm - Winston Churchill Check out John Lee Dumas' award winning Podcast Entrepreneurs on Fire on your favorite podcast directory. For world class free courses and resources to help you on your Entrepreneurial journey visit EOFire.com

Think About It
BOOK TALK 47: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, with Wendy Lee

Think About It

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 80:21


Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice delights, charms and entrances readers since its anonymous publication in 1813. The Bennett sisters need to marry rich, for otherwise they'll fall into poverty and social disgrace. Will arrogant Mr. Darcy be the solution, and will the fiercely proud, intelligent and also charming Elizabeth settle for this socially imposed scheme for women's happiness? Or does Austen put a twist on the hackneyed romance plot that made this book into the blueprint for countless re-tellings but keeps it separate from them - whether they are written by Charlotte Brontë or in the season episode of The Bachelor, any Hollywood rom-com, or Love is Blind? I talked with one of the great Austen experts of our time (Austen fanatics are called "Janeites," I learned), Professor Wendy Lee of New York University. Wendy explains why readers like Winston Churchill have turned to Austen in times of crisis, how Pride and Prejudice transcends the hackneyed dead-end storyline of romance as every woman's goal and fulfillment, and why Austen's novel rewards re-reading like few other books. How does Elizabeth get over Darcy's cruel snub at the first ball, and is Mrs. Bennett correct that the country has as many interesting people as one would ever need to meet for one's happiness? Find out in this episode on one of the greatest novels of all time, now also available in a newly edited version by Warbler Press with an Afterword by me, Ulrich Baer. Wendy Lee is the author of Failures of Feeling: Insensibility and the Novel, and also runs some reading groups that are open to the public. 

My Quest for the Best with Bill Ringle
347: Gain a cumulative sales advantage in 10 minutes a day with proactive phone calls with guest expert Alex Goldfayn

My Quest for the Best with Bill Ringle

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 30:36


Alex Goldfayn, author of Pick Up The Phone and Sell: How Proactive Calls to Customers and Prospects Can Double Your Sales. Alex Goldfayn and Bill Ringle discuss how using this simple system help improve impact and sales for small business leaders. >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth. My Quest for the Best is a top-rated small business podcast with over 300 episodes of thought-provoking and insightful interviews with today's top thought leaders and business experts. Host Bill Ringle's mission with this show is to provide the strategies, insights, and resources that will unlock the growth potential of your business through these powerful conversations. body .audioplayer.skin-wave.playerid-31643667:not(.a) .ap-controls .con-playpause .playbtn , body .audioplayer.skin-wave.playerid-31643667:not(.a) .ap-controls .con-playpause .pausebtn { background-color: #111111;} jQuery(document).ready(function ($){var settings_ap31643667 = { design_skin: "skin-wave" ,autoplay: "off",disable_volume:"default" ,loop:"off" ,cue: "on" ,embedded: "off" ,preload_method:"metadata" ,design_animateplaypause:"default" ,skinwave_dynamicwaves:"off" ,skinwave_enableSpectrum:"off" ,skinwave_enableReflect:"on",settings_backup_type:"full",playfrom:"off",disable_scrub:"off",soundcloud_apikey:"" ,skinwave_comments_enable:"on",settings_php_handler:window.ajaxurl,skinwave_mode:"normal",skinwave_wave_mode:"canvas",pcm_data_try_to_generate: "on","pcm_notice": "off","notice_no_media": "on",design_color_bg: "111111",design_color_highlight: "ef6b13",skinwave_wave_mode_canvas_waves_number: "3",skinwave_wave_mode_canvas_waves_padding: "1",skinwave_wave_mode_canvas_reflection_size: "0.25",skinwave_wave_mode_canvas_mode:"normal",preview_on_hover:"off",skinwave_comments_playerid:"31643667",php_retriever:"https://myquestforthebest.com/wp-content/plugins/dzs-zoomsounds/soundcloudretriever.php" }; try{ dzsap_init(".ap_idx_29044_9",settings_ap31643667); }catch(err){ console.warn("cannot init player", err); } }); Interview Insights Top 3 Take-Aways from this Interview We are born reactive but we need to be proactive in taking charge of our business and personal lives. This takes effort and commitment but this is something we must do to ensure we are maneuvering ourselves to success.A much bigger problem in selling is the resistance to sell rather than the inability to do so.Hearing rejection over the phone is more personal which is why many sales people do not like making phone calls. We should not let this fear or any type of fear limit our capacity to succeed. Remember that going through the NOs will lead us to the YESes.  Read the Show Notes from this Episode "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right," this quote by Henry Ford is one of Alex's favorite. [01:31] Fight and flights is reactive to our DNA. [03:38] The percentage of salespeople getting rejected is higher. [04:18] Another great quote loved by Alex is from Winston Churchill- "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." [04:25] Cold calling is hard which is why it is better to call people who we know, who we have a connection and a relationship with. This does not mean we need to avoid cold calling. [05:42] Pick Up the Phone and Sell, the title of his new book, was chosen because they wanted a behavior tittle. [07:14] The phone is the most efficient selling tool and yet is the most avoided. This is because rejection over the phone is a more intimate form of rejection. You don't get this rejection on email. [09:15] 80 to 90% of the time, cold calls end up in voicemails. [10:16] Alex talks about preparing to make a call. [11:11] Paul is a CEO of a firm with a very small group engineers who must sell but has no interest in selling. [17:41] Bill and Alex talk about the importance of starting with the easy calls that makes you...

Candace
America's Darkest Hour: Are We Still Fighting For Freedom?

Candace

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 8:58


Freedom and democracy were ideas that historically united the West. The Brits and the Americans willingly fought two world wars to protect liberty and freedom. Now we seem to be surrendering to totalitarianism without a fight. What happened? Candace invokes the words of Winston Churchill in hopes of turning things around.

The Martyrmade Podcast
#20 – The Underground Spirit

The Martyrmade Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 307:50


There's a quote always attributed to Winston Churchill – falsely, I think? – that goes something like, “If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by 30, you have no brain.” I've got a different version that I like a lot better, and it goes, “If you're... The post #20 – The Underground Spirit appeared first on MartyrMade.

Founders
Isambard Kingdom Brunel: The Definitive Biography of The Engineer, Visionary, and Great Briton

Founders

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 31:26


What I learned from reading Isambard Kingdom Brunel: The Definitive Biography of The Engineer, Visionary, and Great Briton by L.T.C. Rolt.Sign up to listen to the rest of this episode. You will unlock 209 full length episodes and get lifetime access to every future episode.You will learn the key insights from biographies on Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, John D. Rockefeller, Coco Chanel, Andrew Carnegie, Enzo Ferrari, Estee Lauder, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Phil Knight, Joseph Pulitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alexander Graham Bell, Bill Gates, P.T. Barnum, Edwin Land, Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, Thomas Edison, David Ogilvy, Ben Franklin, Howard Hughes, George Lucas, Levi Strauss, Walt Disney and so many more. You will learn from the founders of Nike, Patagonia, Apple, Microsoft, Hershey, General Motors, Ford, Standard Oil, Polaroid, Home Depot, MGM, Intel, Federal Express, Wal Mart, JP Morgan, Chrysler, Cadillac, Oracle, Hyundai, Seagram, Berkshire Hathaway, Teledyne, Adidas, Les Schwab, Renaissance Technologies, IKEA, Sony, Ferrari, and so many more. WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING:“Without a doubt, the highest value-to-cost ratio I've taken advantage of in the last year is the Founders podcast premium feed. Tap into eons of knowledge and experiences, condensed into digestible portions. Highly, highly recommend. “Uniquely outstanding. No fluff and all substance. David does an outstanding job summarizing these biographies and hones in on the elements that make his subjects so unique among entrepreneurs. I particularly enjoy that he focuses on both the founder's positive and negative characteristics as a way of highlighting things to mimic and avoid.”“I just paid for my first premium podcast subscription for Founders podcast. Learning from those who came before us is one of the highest value ways to invest time. David does his homework and exponentially improves my efficiency by focusing on the most valuable lessons.”“I haven't found a better return on my time and money than your podcast for inspiration and time-tested wisdom to help me on my journey.“I've now listened to every episode. From this knowledge I've doubled my business to $500k a year. Love your passion and recommend your podcast to everyone.”“Founders is the only podcast I pay for and it's worth 100x the cost.”“I have listened to many podcasts on entrepreneurship (HIBT, Masters of Scale, etc.) and find Founders to be consistently more helpful than any other entrepreneurship podcast. David is a craftsperson, he carefully reads biographies of founders, distills the most important anecdotes and themes from their life, and draws commonalities across lives. David's focus is rightfully not on teaching you a formula to succeed but on constantly pushing you to think different.”“I highly highly recommend this podcast. Holy cow. I've been binge listening to these and you start to see patterns across all these incredible humans.”“After one episode I quickly joined the Misfit feed. Love the insight and thoughts shared along the way. David loves what he does and it shines through on the podcast. Definitely my go-to podcast now.”“It is worth every penny. I cannot put into words how fantastic this podcast is. Just stop reading this and get the full access.”“Personally it's one of my top 3 favorite podcasts. If you're into business and startups and technology, this is for you. David covers good books and I've come to really appreciate his perspective. Can't say enough good things.”“I quickly subscribed and it's honestly been the best money I've spent all year. It has inspired me to read biographies. Highly recommend.”“This is the most inspirational and best business podcast out there. David has inspired me to focus on biographies rather than general business books. I'm addicted.”“Anyone interested in business must find the time to listen to each any every Founders podcast. A high return on investment will be a virtual certainty. Subscribe and start listening as soon as possible.”“David saves you hundreds of hours by summarizing bios of legendary business founders and providing valuable insight on what makes an individual successful. He has introduced me to many founders I would have never known existed.”“The podcasts offer spectacular lessons on life, human nature and business achievement. David's enthusiasm and personal thoughts bring me joy. My journey has been enhanced by his efforts.”"Founders is the best self investment that I've made in years."GET LIFETIME ACCESS TO FOUNDERS

The Writer's Almanac
The Writer's Almanac - Friday, August 20, 2021

The Writer's Almanac

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 5:00


It was on this day in 1940 that Winston Churchill delivered a speech to the House of Commons with the famous line: "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."

The Political Orphanage
Bonus: The Alternative to Winston Churchill

The Political Orphanage

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 31:26


Winston Churchill dealt with evil by confrontation. What's his opposite? This is a bonus history episode from July of last year, in the context of the forthcoming 2020 election and the George Floyd protests.  Bonus episodes come out ever week on top of the regular show. To access them, head to patreon.com/andrewheaton