Defenders, the regular season is slowly coming to a close, but our beloved Black and Gold have not yet given up their fight for a playoff spot. LAFC headed out to Allianz Field in Minnesota to take on the Loons, and you can hear all about it here on Episode 174 of Defenders of the Banc!Despite being outplayed, and outplayed badly, through the first half-hour, LAFC were the first on the board thanks to our old friend, Tyler Miller. A curving free kick by Chicho, Chicho Arango (more on that below) found its way through the wall and, somehow, through the legs of our former keeper, to put LAFC up, 1-0. It stayed that way until the second half, when Minnesota was able to capitalize on a free kick of their own. Ozzie Alonso puts in the rebound for the equalizer, and LAFC leaves two of three points in Minnesota. It's a draw, 1-1, and, improbably, LAFC's playoff chances are still alive and kicking. The draw could be costly, however, as Kim Moon-Hwan left the game at halftime after receiving five stitches above his eye after colliding with the head referee. Yes, it's been that kind of season. LAFC will also be without the services of Jose Cifuentes for the next match due to yellow card accumulation. Couple that with the injuries to Atuesta and Ginella, and it's going to be a very thin midfield as the boys head back to the Banc to take on Seattle in just 72 hours. Yikes!Also on this episode, the boys (and Nina and Panda) head out to Premier League Mornings at the Coliseum. Spoiler alert: it was awesome! Panda wins airline miles, Scarf wins a jersey, and Filly meets his hall pass, Rebecca Lowe! We talk Dodgers, baby showers, and rum punch at 6:00 am. However, Defenders, the real treat lies at the end of this episode. Please... please stick around for the final 5 minutes or so to hear the world premiere of Filly's "Chicho Arango Song". We can promise you it's worth it, but we can't tell you when it'll be out of your head. Enjoy Episode 174!
Your Good Buddies are reviewing and scoring anime!! This week we're reviewing Violet Evergarden The Movie! Hope everyone is having a wonderful 2021! We love you and thank you for listening to us throughout the last couple of years! Please Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to send us your thoughts and any questions you'd like to hear us answer! Join our Discord @ https://discord.gg/T9hpVXx Join our group @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/Thegoodbuddiesuniverse! Next week we're getting spooky with our review of The Promised Neverland Season 2. Yikes.Violet Evergarden The Movie REVIEW - The Good Buddies Anime Podcast Episode 131
This week on Ancient Kisstory, we do our best to reckon with the psychosexual gauntlet of The Bachelor's first ever 'Fantasy Suites'. That's right: it's Fuck Week for Alex Michel and his three finalists. How does the show convince us for the first time that this is Going To Be A Thing? How does Alex break it to three women that he's planning to fuck all of them? And can he make it through this week without puking? (no)
Stop me if you've heard this one before: HR tech company gets buckets of money. Well, the song remains the same this week, as companies like BetterUp, Deel, and Wonolo keep ringing the register. Also, Cornerstone OnDemand goes private (that always works out well, right?), and a little buy-or-sell with Continuum, Interviewing.io, and Reejig. And if you thought robotic dogs that could open doors were scary, how about ones with guns attached to their backs? Yikes! Listen before civilization checks out for good.
This episode was recorded immediately after Game 5 of the NLCS which means that D.Gil was hoping it would be a Braves pennant-clinching celebration. As you can tell by the title, that didn't happen. Instead, we dive headlong into D.Gil's wounded Atlanta sports fan psyche and wonder if the Braves could possibly blow a 3-1 lead to the Dodgers in consecutive years. Along the way, we express our doubts about the team's leadership, suggest Brian Snitker could lose his job over another epic collapse, and castigate Max Fried for a horrific pitching performance in a potential clinching game. All this for a team that's still leading the series. Yikes. At least the Braves already clinched the title of most racist chant in sports. Twitter: @KenSchultz_ @DGilTM @TheGAMEDAYTEA Insta: @kenthinguy @dgiltm @thegamedaytea Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today in the "Jealousy Trip," Ana asks us to prank her boyfriend Leo, who is accusing her of cheating because she tried a new position in bed! Micho comes into the prank call as "Rico El Que Te Lo Hace Rico" to tell this foo he's the one who taught Ana the “Super Hot-Dog” position! Meanwhile, a listener tells us the time his girl cheated at a motel, but you won't believe how he found out! Moreover, Shoboy shares a nota loca of a local news station who accidentally broadcasted rated X material during a weather report! Yikes! Follow us @ShoboyShow Listen Live 6-10AM PST M-Fri on ShoboyShow.com Shoboy: @edgarisotelo Becca: @BeccaMGuzman Eddie The Virgin: @EddieSotelo Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
On The Cloud Pod this week, Jonathan reveals his love for “Twilight.” Plus GCP kicks off Google Cloud Next and announces Google Distributed Cloud, and Azure admits to a major DDoS attack. A big thanks to this week's sponsors: Foghorn Consulting, which provides full-stack cloud solutions with a focus on strategy, planning and execution for enterprises seeking to take advantage of the transformative capabilities of AWS, Google Cloud and Azure. JumpCloud, which offers a complete platform for identity, access, and device management — no matter where your users and devices are located. This week's highlights
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Si & Veronica ask you to take it easy on us for episode 185! Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker took their love to the next level and are engaged! Will their punk rock pals MGK and Megan Fox be next? Harry Styles will be joining the ranks of the MCU as revealed in the post-credit scene of “The Eternals”. He, Tom Hiddleston, and Jake Gyllenhaal fill the Venn Diagram for “Taylor Swift's Exes” and “In an MCU movie”. The artist formerly known as Kanye West is now just Ye. We will see how long that lasts. Kristin Cavallari has yet to date Si, but she revealed that she dated her ex husband for a couple dates after their divorce. Vee went “Yikes!” to a mental health nonprofit turning Jamie Lynn Spears down for proceeds coming from her new book. Michelle is ready for her newest class of men and isn't letting any of them get away with being the class clown! From producer plants gone bad to DM slides gone ghost, our Bachelorette is laying down the law. Can't wait to see how her star pupils fare as the weeks go on. Join us for what is always a good time and leave us a rating and review for a shoutout! Follow us @thefuturebachelor on Instagram! Thanks to you all who have subscribed! -- For fun, great music updated weekly, follow FUTURE BACHELOR on Spotify! ***SLAPPER OF THE WEEK*** “Easy On Me” by Adele -- Follow us on Instagram!
When most of us fall in love our spouse can do no wrong. But somewhere along the way, we start to get annoyed by their little quirks and habits. And that's all we can focus on. I once had a client tell me her husband's breathing bothered her. Yikes! So, what do we do? How do we resolve our differences with these annoyances in marriage? How can we get past a state of frustration and find those loving, happy feelings again? Tune in to this episode of the podcast to learn how! If you would like more inspiration, download my Ultimate Guide to Guilt-Free Self-Care HERE! And join us in The A Life Designed Community on Facebook!
We have a public health issue that pre-dates the pandemic. That's right! In the early 2000s fiber was classified as a "nutrient of concern." Yikes! And what's your guess? Do you think we've improved or worsened our fiber consumption since then? The sad part is this nutrient deficiency is at the root of almost every disease. This week, Jenn's tackling America's fiber problem addressing not only what created the situation, the implications of too little fiber and the benefits of sufficient fiber but the HOW of adding more into our daily lives. The best part is, it's actually easier than we think!Outline:Welcome back & welcome back, StephanieIntro today's topicWhat is America's fiber problem?A nutrient of concern, a public health issueRecommended amountsHow did we get here?Food pyramidProcessed foodPerception of the taste of fiber-rich foodsImplications of insufficient fiberAutoimmuneIncreased burden on the liver & other detoxification pathwaysDisease states connected to GI challenges and too little fiberBenefits of sufficient fiberHow much fiber do we want each day & where do we get it?Grains vs fruits/veggiesSoluble fiberInsoluble fiberNew definition: Total Fiber = Dietary Fiber + Functional Fiber How much fiber is in various foodsWhat we get when we eat sufficient amounts of fiberProbiotics, prebioticsFunctional Fiber, peri-bioticSupplementing and foods fortified with fiberHow to add more fiber, it's easier than you thinkA note on smoothiesGradually addDrink your waterFinal thoughts Links:Become a MemberConnect with us! FB Page & Private FB Group & Jenn's InstagramTake the free Weight Loss Profile, Jenn will send you a Menu PlanQuotes:"95% of American adults and children do not consume the recommended amounts of fiber." – Jenn Trepeck"A nutrient of concern." – Jenn Trepeck"Our overall health...is very much a function of nutrition and fiber is a major piece of that." – Jenn Trepeck"A lot of the disease and dis-ease we see can be connected to these nutritional choices." – Jenn Trepeck"If we eat a variety of foods that come from the earth we'll most likely check the boxes. If we're eating a variety of foods that come from a box, a bag or a window, we're not." – Jenn Trepeck"Supplementation can fill in the gaps where our nutrition falls short; we cannot supplement our way out of poor nutrition." – Jenn Trepeck
If you're sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, you're not alone. In fact, less than 1% of American adults are truly healthy, happy, and on track to stay that way. ONE percent. Yikes. So, how does one live healthy in an unhealthy world that is riddled with chronic illness, pharmaceutical drug use and struggling to be physically and emotionally fit and balanced? Pilar Gerasimo may have a solution. She's spent 20 years as a wellness journalist, is the founding editor of the “Experience Life” magazine and considers herself a healthy deviant. So much so that she wrote the book, "Healthy Deviant". On this episode of HIListically Speaking, Pilar shares her own wellness journey with listeners, and what it means to be a Healthy Deviant living outside the norm. Why being part of what she calls, the Unhealthy Default Reality, is keeping people sick. And how it's up to each and every one of us to be our own health advocate for change with community being the key. Expect a lot of laughs, a history lesson filled word play and some empowering educational tools to live well. Plus, a discussion on how journalism has changed from two gals who have been in the trenches for decades. It's time to get a little deviant and shake things up. Pilar is also giving you a double dose of healthy. Take the Healthy Deviant Quiz to find out where you fall on the scale. And check out a preview of her book. You can also connect with her on Instagram. And while you're at it, how about putting some powerful tools in your own hands and be kind to your mind. Set up a Complimentary Discovery Call with Hilary to learn more about how Havening Techniques heals and can rapidly change the landscape of your brain. And if you're interested in learning more about integrative health and nutrition and how to be an advocated for your own health, check out a sample class at IIN. It's on the house. If you're interested in sharing your transformational story on The HIListically Speaking Podcast with Hilary Russo, fill out the guest form. Want early access to podcast guests, giveaways, speaking engagements and events with Hilary? Plus, her powerful tips and tools to help you "be kind to your mind" in your every day? Join the Thrive Hive. It's FREE! HIListically Speaking with Hilary Russo Created/Hosted by Hilary Russo Produced by Alan Seales Music by Lipbone Redding Recorded on SquadCast Connect with Hilary Instagram: @HilaryRusso Twitter: @HilaryRusso Facebook: @HilaryRusso Website: www.hilaryrusso.com Connect with Alan Seales Listen to more music by Lipbone Redding
Just like hanging out with a friend, or listening to an instructor drone on and on about the beauty of a mullet, the keys to controlling your novel's pacing are language and conflict and scene sequence and stakes. We're going to talk about those today. What's pacing? It's how fast or slow the story goes for the reader. LANGUAGE IS A BIG WAY TO IMPACT PACE Let's start with word choice. The words you choose can speed up the reader or slow them down. The way the words are grouped on the page? Same thing. Dialogue.Short paragraphs.Short sentences.Action. Those four things speed things up. And these things below? They slow that story down. Descriptive passages.Long paragraphs.Long sentences.Abstract language.A lot of talk about feelings.Flashbacks.Information dumps. Special Help: If all your sentences are the same length and are constantly parallel in construction, you lull the reader to sleep. No sleeping readers, okay? You fall asleep, you run the risk of getting a mullet. CONFLICT AND STAKES IS ANOTHER WAY TO IMPACT PACING In the scenes you choose, there needs to be some stakes and some conflict. Stakes happen when your reader cares about the character and is worried about what might happen to them if they don't reach their goals. In every scene that stays in your book, there needs to be a stake and a goal. You can't just have your character chilling with her bestie if there's no point in that chillin. You need obstacles and tension and the reader needs to think, “Yikes! What happens if they fail?” It's really one of the biggest things about pacing. Because not having conflict and stakes and tension? It makes the reader stop reading. Scene Sequence Also Impacts Pace And here it is. The big one. In your story, just like in your life, there will be action moments and turning points and then moments where you think about those big action moments. Dwight Swain called these moments in a book scenes (the action moments) and sequels (the reflective moments). Or as I like to call them, LOUD scenes and QUIET scenes. And you want these scenes to be balanced so that the reader doesn't get bored or the opposite, scream “THIS IS TOO MUCH!!! AH! ANXIETY!” Randy Ingermanson of the Snowflake method gives three components to each: Active Loud Scene GoalConflictDisaster Quieter Sequel Scene ReactionDilemmaDecision Pretty cool, right? So, how do you put all this together? You want to look at the structure of your story and break it down. Make scenes and chapter cards or just a list.Look at where the story ramps up and slows down.Use those sentences and paragraphs and chapters and scene lengths to manipulate that pace.Think about if your characters are too introspective.Think about if your writing lacks any detail or does it have too much? Do you wax poetic about the mullet on your main character for 12 pages? Think about each of your scenes. Do they show character or plot development? Are there obstacles going on? Does your main character want something in the scene?Have people read it and ask if the story felt rushed or too slow and where?Remember we need slow paced scenes, too! Not just fast ones! WRITING TIP OF THE POD Control your pacing; control your story. DOG TIP FOR LIFE Humans are always go-go-go. Life is too fast paced. Slow your roll so you can enjoy your belly rubs, walks, and treats. LINKS MENTIONED https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2021/10/10/pasco-4th-grader-in-the-running-for-america-s-best-mullet?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axioslocal_tampa&stream=top https://mulletchamp.com/ https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending/kid-mullet-champion-named-meet-allan-baltz-2021s-winner/I47UA62EZJAINHKCMEW2PJEN3Y/ https://www.dazeddigital.com/beauty/head/article/44884/1/mullet-subculture-hair-history SHOUT OUT! The music we've clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License. Here's a link to that and the artist's website. Who is this artist and what is this song? It's “Summer Spliff” by Broke For Free. And we have a new podcast, LOVING THE STRANGE, which we stream live on Carrie's Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn on Fridays. Her Facebook and Twitter handles are all carriejonesbooks or carriejonesbook. Here's the link. Send your Be Brave Friday stories to us here! Just hit the contact form or message us at firstname.lastname@example.org loving the strange the podcast about embracing the weird
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“'Blaspheming against the Holy Spirit…' I can still remember stumbling across this Gospel passage when I was a young boy. Yikes. It nearly frightened me to death. For several years of my young life I lived in a kind terror that I would accidentally blaspheme against the Holy Spirit and go straight to hell.” Br. Curtis Almquist tackles a thorny passage from Jesus' teachings and discovers grace waiting in the questions.
Hey guys, we're back! Thanks for sticking with us. This week, we're stoked to have Jess on the ground at the inaugural Maryland 5* Horse Trials. Ellie's mom joins us for some laughs and can you believe it's already time to start thinking about Christmas? Yikes. Thanks for tuning in. Guests and Links Episode 91:Host: Justine Griffin, Award Winning Journalist with Heels Down MagazineHost: Jessica Payne, International Event Rider for Hampf EquestrianHost: Ellie Woznica Owner/Trainer of Double Barrel CreekPhoto Credit: Heels Down Media Drink Recipe: Autumn Apple Bourbon Fizz Link: Maryland 5* update - sights, sounds, what's going on. Why it's a big dealLink: No more rotational wormersLink: Shipping supply woesGuest: Alexandra LedermanGuest: Joyce WoznicaSubscribe: The Brief | Donate | Our PatreonJoin our Facebook Group: Search for “Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast Lounge"Presenting Sponsor: Heels Down MagazineThank you to our sponsors! This episode is presented by: ECOGOLD, Soap for Dirty Equestrians, and Heels Down ArtSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)
Hey guys, we're back! Thanks for sticking with us. This week, we're stoked to have Jess on the ground at the inaugural Maryland 5* Horse Trials. Ellie's mom joins us for some laughs and can you believe it's already time to start thinking about Christmas? Yikes. Thanks for tuning in. Guests and Links Episode 91: Host: Justine Griffin, Award Winning Journalist with Host: Jessica Payne, International Event Rider for Host: Ellie Woznica Owner/Trainer of Photo Credit: Heels Down Media Drink Recipe: Link: Link: Link: Guest: Guest: Joyce Woznica Subscribe: | | Join our Facebook Group: Search for “" Presenting Sponsor: Thank you to our sponsors! This episode is presented by: , , and
"You're getting a front row seat to humanity" Chris Kemper is not the person to be racist with. After a recent physical assault while Door Dashing during this pandemic, Chris received several racists DMs assuming that his attackers were Black or Mexican. Yikes! So Chris and I then have a discussion about can you make a living while on disability and what would you do if you had 700 million dollars. Follow Chris Kemper on Facebook he will add you as a friend. On 11/06/2021 He'll be featuring at Moose Lodge in Centralia, Washington show at 8pm PST click the link for venue directions https://www.mooseintl.org/location/1109-chehalis/ ********************************************************** Por*Ass Podcast Theme Song by Inappropriate Things www.veecomedy.com @porasspodcast - Instagram & Twitter Venmo: @BMERecovery For a personal video message from me get me on Cameo! - search Veronica Porras https://www.cameo.com/veeporras paypal me at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/VeronicaPorras Leave a Tip Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/porasspodcast Leave a Tip and be added to my GoodPods Private Chat Group - Follow me on the Goodpods podcast app rate and comment on individual episodes chat with me and with other fans! https://goodpods.app.link/UzMxr9Duhkb Reddit Discussions - https://www.reddit.com/user/PorAssPodcast/comments/n02gb9/the_podcast_where_i_talk_about_living_abundantly/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/porasspodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/porasspodcast/support
Well, things happened and now the Raiders no longer have a coach. We talk about their former coach's actions and who else should be blamed for welcoming his bigoted emails. Then, we break down a lot of Week 5 moments and pick games for Week 6. To contribute to the Black Lives Matter movement in any way you can, visit https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ The Virtual Ball Boys podcast is uploaded once or twice every week through February, hosted by Chris (@FluffyCloudGmr) and Matt (@Avana_Music). Follow us on Twitter at @VirtualBallBoys and follow our other work at @TeamChaosPods. Virtual Ball Boy Football League episodes will also be streamed at https://twitch.tv/teamchaosproductions. For inquiries, email us: email@example.com. The Virtual Ball Boys podcast is a Team Chaos Production. #VirtualBallBoys #VBB #VBBFL --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
After four years of publishing Revolve One, this is the last episode. Thank you to each and every listener and person we have had the joy and pleasure of interviewing and featuring. We are truly grateful beyond what words can express for your support and value of this child of ours: Revolve One. We wanted to create a space where marginalized issues and voices intersected with kindness, compassion, and empathy. All the while raising awareness and sowing acceptance. Here's to doing that long after the note of this last episode ends. Love always, Rudy + CrystalTo Donate to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention click hereTo start watching YIKES on YouTube now click hereTo listen to Beyond the Rut with Jerry Dugan click hereTo listen to the Leading Ladies of Corpus Christi podcast click hereTo read our goodbye letter click hereSupport the show (http://patreon.com/revolveone)
Host: Earlier this month Oklahoma School for the Deaf unveiled a fresh logo featuring their new Bison mascot. StateImpact's Robby Korth reports the Bison name flips a new page in the storied history of Oklahoma's school for deaf students. NEWSPAPER CLIPPING PAGE FLIP RK: John Reinenger is thumbing through a book of old newspaper clippings. The pages are from his days as a student at Oklahoma School for the Deaf here in Sulphur, a school that competed under the name Indians in his time. He's speaking here through an interpreter. REINENGER (through interpreter): It brings back a lot of memories. Definitely nostalgic. So yeah. I feel very, very closely connected to OSD. It's like my second home, really. (11) RK: The Midwest City man has a son here. His parents met here. He is a 2000 graduate. But there was one thing his mother Sylvia told him not to do at school. REINENGER: My mother told me never to dress like in costume as an Indian, like any kind of Indian costumes. (06) RK: John and his mother are both citizens of the Muscogee Nation. And people did dress up in costume regularly at football games and pep rallies. REINENGER: I mean, I didn't honestly really think much about it. And then as life went on and I've gotten older, then I've looked at it and realized, Ooh. [air sucking grimace] Yikes. OK. (08) RK: There's been a community-wide realization here as well. The Indians mascot was officially retired this year and replaced with the Bison. Superintendent Chris Dvorak. DVORAK: It really kind of came to a head where there were some serious conversations within the administration that had links to alumni. And we just got the sense that the time is now, you know, we can we really need to have a serious conversation. The writing is on the wall. (18) RK: So he tasked OSD alum and director of student life Trudy Mitchell with creating a task force and leading the charge toward a new mascot. She spoke to StateImpact through an interpreter. MITCHELL: The change is needed. I'm excited that it's going to be something new, it's going to be a new vision for our school. (08) RK: Mitchell met and spoke with dozens of alumni about the potential for change. It wasn't well received at first, but she says, after several discussions many in the community have come around to the idea. MITCHELL: Oh we had lots of options. We had painted horse, a T. Rex, a Tasmanian Devil. There was an eagle. RK: But more than two-thirds ended up voting for Bison. Oklahoma School for the Deaf was hardly alone in its use of an Indigenous-themed mascot in Oklahoma. A StateImpact review of school nicknames found at least 75 public school districts - almost 15 percent - use Indigenous themed mascots. Corey Bunch, Education Services executive director for Cherokee Nation, says that can be hurtful. BUNCH: The chants from opposing teams and the slogans that kind of are associated with the mascots and the imagery they can quickly get carried away. And they just don't represent Native people. (14) RK: The movement to change offensive names is gaining momentum in western states. Laws in Washington and Colorado passed this year are compelling schools to stop using Indigenous-themed mascots. Such a bill has not even been introduced in Oklahoma - the state with the highest proportion of Native Americans in the lower 48. BUNCH: Certainly, Cherokee Nation nor other tribal nations are out twisting anybody's arm, telling them that they ought to change their mascots. But when we are asked we are certainly happy to participate. (13) RK: Individual districts are considering changes. Tulsa Union recently announced it would change its nickname. Tulsa Public Schools is looking at changing mascots at some sites as well. Bunch served as an advisory member for the review boards at both districts. And he says he always wants to advocate for Native students. BUNCH: We don't want them to be ashamed for any reason to just be the people that...
Si & Veronica are giving you some bye week content for episode 184! Reboots are in season with Netflix grabbing up “That ‘90s Show” and Disney+ premiering “Home Sweet Home Alone” in November. The internet knows how to take something and run with it… and the current obsession is the rumor of Chris Evans and Selena Gomez dating. Much like Ariana Grande before her, Jesy Nelson of Little Mix is getting called out for blackfishing in her latest music video. Vee went “Yikes!” to a couple different things this week. First up is Meghan Trainor and Daryl Sabara and their his and hers toilets. They can literally hold hands while they poop. Next up is Dave Chappelle's controversial new special and how Netflix has suspended a trans employee for speaking out against it. Is keeping the special up the right or wrong decision? Are we the drama for still talking about Bachelor Nation news even though it's an off week between seasons? Too bad because Ivan spilled some tea and Pieper confirms her relationship with Brendan. Kendall is leaning into being the “villain”... which feels equally on and off-brand for her. We can't wait to see Michelle boss up with these men next week! Join us for what is always a good time and leave us a rating and review for a shoutout! Follow us @thefuturebachelor on Instagram! Thanks to you all who have subscribed! -- For fun, great music updated weekly, follow FUTURE BACHELOR on Spotify! ***SLAPPER OF THE WEEK*** “WOW” by Zara Larsson -- Follow us on Instagram!
Do you know how ingredients in your food impact you? The power of eating real, whole, nutrient dense food TRULY can be one of the best medicines. I am excited to share my conversation with Autumn Smith, the founder of Paleo Valley. We chat about her journey through competitive dance and fitness and how when we are most fit, we can be still missing key parts of our health and wellness. We also chat about ingredients, sourcing and why that is so important. Did you know that black mold and hydrogenated oils might be in your "healthy" beef sticks or beef jerkey.....YIKES! Be sure to take a listen to learn more Connect with Autumn @paleovalley Get 15% off Paleo Valley Support breast cancer with the LIMITED edition Alpha Long Sleeves My online membership -Join PREMIUM and get 1 30 min call with me EACH month! drhalieschoff.com Connect with me on social: @drhalieschoff and @alpha.chiro.health.wellness
Liz and Anika talk about Kes, a character we loved more than Voyager's writers did. Kes did not even get an entry in her own right in the Voyager character bible We swore we weren't going to use Kes's episode to talk about Neelix, but seriously: why is Neelix? In fact, why are all Kes's stories about men? Anika's home for wayward narratives How Soji is Kes 2.0 Everyone is wrong about Elogium except Liz (okay, and Anika) We had to cut a long discussion about how great Tuvok is because THIS IS NOT AN EPISODE ABOUT THE MEN IN KES'S LIFE Any situation which can be compared with the end of Breaking Dawn is probably bad Fury hits REALLY differently now we know more about Lien's departure COSTUMING, including our '90s aesthetics and a terrible quote from costumer Robert Blackman Episodes to watch: Elogium (an episode about Neelix deciding if he's ready for Kes to have a baby) Cold Fire (an episode about a guy recruiting Kes for his cult) Warlord (a man possesses Kes's body) Darkling (the Doctor is very concerned about Kes falling in love) Before and After (it's actually about Kes! Just don't think too much about Ocampa and human co-existence…) The Gift (an episode about Seven of Nine where Kes decides it's time to leave Voyager) Fury (but don't feel like you actually have to watch it to listen to this episode, Liz certainly didn't bother)
The Red Sox are four wins from going to the World Series, AGAIN! They shocked the Yankees, then they beat the Rays in four in the ALDS! Are you as stunned as we are? They've knocked the Patriots from above the fold! Speaking of the Pats, they won ugly against the Texans. Are you psyched about Mac Jones' play? Are you disappointed with where the Pats are after five weeks? The Boston Marathon returned after almost 30 months. Hank has his physical today and wait until you hear what happened to Lynchie's backside! Yikes. Bob didn't really want to think about either one of those guys in the doctor's office and wearing a johnnie! #OurBestFoods #OurBestBurgers #SkilingsAndSons Well drilling. Well service. Water treatment. Geothermal. Everything water. skillingsandsons.com
It's time for another potentially excellent episode of the Greatest Pod in The South starring Neal McCready of RebelGrove.com and Jay G. Tate of AuburnSports.com. Topics covered: • Jay's HS reunion is just a few weeks away now. Neal offers some tips and best practices. • Reviewing Week Six in the world of SEC football, which included a HUGE upset in College Station. • LSU lost, their star wideout is out for the season and Ed Orgeron's job security is slipping by the hour. Yikes. • Is LSU still a good job? Is Will Wade ever going to get penalized for coordinating player payments on an FBI wiretap? • Kentucky WON and now is up to 6-0 after summarily dispatching the Fightin' Ed Os. We know they're for real, but how much damage can the Cats actually levy this season? • Paul McCartney now says John Lennon actually broke up The Beatles, which doesn't surprise Neal because he didn't know why they broke up in the first place. • Octagenarian broadcaster Jim Kaat used an oddly specific term to refer to a Dominican player the other day and it was super cringy. • Dave Chappelle pissed some people off. Why is anyone surprised? That's his brand. • Brach's is hoping to augment holiday sales with a terrible decision to market Thanksgiving-themed candy corn. • Looking ahead to an interesting Week Seven in the world of SEC football. CHECK OUT ... * CATHEAD DISTILLERY, makers of fine vodka, gin, liqueur and bourbon! www.catheaddistillery.com * PINNACLE: www.pinntrust.com * JOHN EDWARDS of REGENCY TRAVEL: 901-494-3387 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.regencytravel.net
Today we're coming to our desks without makeup (terrifying, we know) and going step by step through our makeup bags unpacking our favs and trying to put mascara in with a mic in our way. It's a hoot and extra special for the Patreon crowd.Sip wine, in chic fashion, in your cozy home!For clean, refreshing wines: https://www.dryfarmwines.com/homemakerchic Drink better, not more! This is guilt-free wine, my friends. Paleo, Keto, and diet-friendly. You must try Dry Farm Wines MUCH better wines. You can get either 3, 6, or 12 bottles delivered to your door monthly. Drink Dry Farm Wines with Ang and Shaye! https://www.dryfarmwines.com/homemakerchicTHANK YOU! American Blossom linens for being the official SEASON 8 SPONSOR!Invest once! Enjoy forever! The ONLY ORGANIC, ALL AMERICAN-made sheets on the market! American Blossom Linens / americanblossomlinens.com / Coupon Code: HOMEMAKERCHIC20THANKS TO OUR SPONSORSJoin Angela's OLD WORLD DESIGN SOCIETY / oldworld.parisiennefarmgirl.com A unique combination of a magazine publication and a private online design group with private lessons taught by Angela! -The Old World Design Society is a place for individuals who cherish the elements of a bygone era. Visit oldworld.parisiennefarmgirl.com Grab the Harvest/Holiday edition on sale and unlock access to all four summer design lessons!American Blossom Linens / americanblossomlinens.com / Coupon Code: HOMEMAKERCHIC20 Fall is here. We are freshening up the home and tucking in into autumnal goodness! We are doing both of these things with our American Blossom Linens. Invest ONCE, enjoy for a lifetime.We Wear Toups & Co www.toupsandco.com Coupon Code: HOMEMAKER Toups and Co. is your one-stop online shop for all things natural and organic. They do things differently! This is a company created by my friend Emily who has taken quality ingredients in makeup, skincare, and more to an entirely new level.SHOW SOME LOVE - and watch us try to do our makeup!Homemaker Chic is made possible by our Patrons. If you'd like to show some love to the podcast for just $10 a month and get video forms of all the episodes and much more, you can do that over on Patreon right here. THANK YOU, Patrons – we love you! If you'd like to submit topic requests, you can do that by emailing Shaye and Angela at email@example.comSOCIAL LINKSAngela www.parisiennefarmgirl.comoldworld.parisiennefarmgirl.comwww.youtube.com/c/ParisienneFarmgirl/featuredInstagram @parisiennefarmgirlShayewww.theelliotthomestead.comwww.youtube.com/c/Theelliotthomestead/featuredInstagram @shayeelliottshayeelliott.com
According to Jerry Seinfeld, "people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. That means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy." YIKES! And guess what, we LITERALLY public speak for a living and STILL get the shakes sometimes. Luckily, Caitlin own's a business specifically designed to help you hate speaking a little less and get better at it. Sending help your way. #BehindTheBROADcasters is where we share our opinions and get vulnerable with you. No guests. Just US, Brooke and Caitlin, and our soapbox of course. We are peeling back the layers and going UNSCRIPTED about whatever we feel like. No offense intended, but ya know, we can be offensive so hang on for the ride and grow some thick skin. Get better at speaking now: barefoot-communication.com SPONSORS Silicon Slopes https://siliconslopes.com/ https://www.instagram.com/siliconslopes/?hl=en FOLLOW US Follow Living Unscripted Podcast https://www.instagram.com/livingunscriptedpodcast/?hl=en Follow Caitlin https://www.instagram.com/caitlinhhansen/?hl=en Follow Brooke https://www.instagram.com/brooke_mangum/?hl=en Subscribe to our YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYoaGeTb_LnJ-qKNRcWUeUA?sub_confirmation=1
Shortened episode this week covering the Facebook outage, some entertainment reviews and Urban Meyer "spending time with his grandkids".....YIKES! Programming Note: We will be off next week then coming back to review hit Netflix series Squid Game.
Si & Veronica are feeling somethin' magnificent for episode 183! Britney is officially freed and her dad is no longer on her conservatorship! Sad girl fall will continue with Adele dropping a single and potentially her album soon. This upcoming Super Bowl halftime show will be an homage to LA rappers and R&B with Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, and more. Walmart is coming for Yeezy after Kanye's newest logo looks extremely similar to the superstore's sunburst logo. Game of Thrones is joining the prequel game with “House of Dragon” slated to premiere on HBO next year. Grimes decided to make herself an Onion headline (and a meme) by walking around with the Communist Manifesto for the paps to see. Vee went “Yikes!” to Nick Viall's gf, Natalie Joy, and her inability to think of her own sappy bf birthday IG caption. Instead, she just copied and pasted chunks of Finneas' gf, Claudia's, posts from over the years. It was actually the finale of paradise, and it actually didn't need to be 3 hours long. After a couple of supposedly “forced” breakups, we went three for three with engagements. Congrats to the couples! Join us for what is always a good time and leave us a rating and review for a shoutout! Follow us @thefuturebachelor on Instagram! Thanks to you all who have subscribed! -- For fun, great music updated weekly, follow FUTURE BACHELOR on Spotify! ***SLAPPER OF THE WEEK*** “Cyber Date [Homeless Remix]” by JT Maple -- Follow us on Instagram!
What's up, everybody! Kickin' It Stateside coming at you with a Tuesday edition of the show where we plan to discuss this past weekend's games in the Premier League where we saw the best game of this young season as Liverpool and Manchester City played to a 2-2 draw in a wild contest. Lived up to the billing no doubt! Also, the Watford coaching carousel continues to go round and round as current manager Xisco Munoz was sacked Sunday only to have them bring in former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri. Does this change anything with Watford or are they still the laughingstock of the league? Since 2015 Watford has had 8 different managers! Yikes! Let's talk about it. - Besides the Liverpool/Manchester City thriller, we had a full slate of matches! Manchester United played Everton to a 1-1 draw (but why didn't Ronaldo start?!), Chelsea moves to the top of the Premier League table with a 3-1 win over 10-man Southampton, Arsenal/Brighton match finished how everyone thought to a 0-0 draw, and what a win for new boys Brentford defeating West Ham on the road 2-1 to shut (Adam) up. Good stuff from the Bees! -Finally, our beloved USMNT is back this week! The October window for World Cup Qualifying continues with a massive home fixture against Jamaica on Thursday night. Anything less than 3 points is a failure, right? Right! And last but not least our Red Card- Yellow Card segment. See who we put on notice!
Attorney General Merrick Garland ordered the FBI to investigate the "spike" in "harassments" against school administrators from parents fighting critical race theory. And while the FBI is looking into these parents, Garland is silent regarding the senators who are being harassed in places like restrooms and airports by activists. President Biden addressed it, however, and just said "it happens to everyone." Does it really though? A new report says that the coronavirus was spreading in Wuhan, China, as early as May 2019. The NIH Director Francis Collins announced he is stepping down by the end of the year. And lastly, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen calls out the social media network for teaching the next generation to be "incredibly cruel." Today's Sponsors: Backed by 30 years of research, OMEGA XL is a powerful, natural supplement that helps reduce pain due to inflammation while it promotes healthy joints and increased mobility. Order now and get your second bottle free. Visit https://www.omegaxl.com/radio/?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=news Bags and puffiness under the eyes are a problem for millions of American men and women. Until now! Introducing the new Genucel serum with plant stem cell technology from Chamonix! Order now and get 50% off ALL Genucel Packages at https://www.lovegenucel.com/why Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Some things are best repeated, so we rekindled the magic from last year and brought back the Oktoberfest Battle! 4 Beers - Local vs. State vs. National vs. International - and only one winner! Come join us while we talk Oktoberfest, celebrate college football with cheesy player/beer associations, and discuss a real life dad situation where their elementary school daughter asked “what's a stripper?” Yikes!Featured Beers:Festbier. Ingenious Brewing Company, Humble, TX. 5.5% ABV.Cozy Bavarian. 3 Nations Brewing, Carrolton, TX. 6.8% ABV.Oktoberfest. Odell Brewing Co., Fort Collins, CO. 6.1% ABV.Oktoberfest Marken. Paulaner Brauerei, Munich, Bayern Germany. 5.8% ABV.Bonus Beer: Oktoberfest. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA. 5.5% ABV. Other Shout-OutsBeerfestTeam AmericaD&Q Beer StationSpindleTap Heavy Hands DIPABuffalo Bayou Brewing Crush City IPAEureka Heights IPATexas Leaguer Mr. OktoberfestAltstadt OktoberfestAlabama Crimson Tide / Oklahoma State CowboysTim TebowKeystone Light / Bud Light / PBR / Red Dog / O'Doul's HTOWN Brewery Challenge Tracker - See how we're doing on our challenge to visit all breweries within 50 miles of Houston! Featured Sponsor: Thrive CoffeeRemember to use promo code 3BEERS to receive 15% off your first order!https://drinkthrive.org NEW WEBSITE and MERCH PAGE! Check out all the great podcasts that are a part of Cross the Streams media!https://www.crossthestreamsmedia.com/show/beering-aint-easy/ Follow @beeringainteasy on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow our beer quest on Untappd, usernames BeeringAintEasyAdam and BeeringAintEasyDrew.
This week we have pro triathlete Jeanni Metzler who has been all over the podiums at IRONMAN 70.3 races all year. Jeanni joining us to talk about her 2nd place at St George beating out friend and competitor Taylor Knibb. The 29 year old pro lives in Boulder with her husband Taylor "BigMetz" and dog Milli. Show Sponsor: VENGA CBD We're huge fans of Venga CBD. It really helps us recover more quickly from our workouts, have less soreness, sleep better and reduce inflammation. Highlights: Nano-emulsified CBD making it water-soluble for high bioavailability. Phytocannabinoid rich CBD containing over 110 cannabinoids, 10 times that of typical industrial hemp. No THC. This is NOT an isolate - our CBD is whole hemp plant CBD. Curcumin added as an additional herbal extract to target inflammation. Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today. First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST). We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION). In Today's Show Feature interview with Jeanni Metzler (2nd at St George) Endurance News 2021 IRONMAN Chattanooga Results Study Women's Hearts Respond -Differently to Marathon Training Than Mens What's new in the 303 Still a couple of triathlons in October and Cold weather riding tips Video of the Week Ironman Chattanooga Highlights Interview Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch® UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes. UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products. Steady energy equals sustained performance! You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance. Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly! Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co, Interview with Jeanni Metzler (aka Metzler) Jeanni Metzler (formerly Seymour) is a multiple 70.3 winner who also moved up to the full distance in 2019 with a podium finish at IRONMAN Texas. Born and raised in South Africa, she now lives and trains alongside her husband and fellow pro Justin Metzler in Boulder, and she has claimed emotional victories in both locations. Tracing her journey to Colorado, she says: "My cousin got me into road cycling when I was about 17 and then introduced me to a local triathlon group in Johannesburg, the rest was history!" She won her age group at her first 70.3 race in Buffalo City, East London in 2011. Taking up the chance to be a professional in 2012 as she turned 20, she had to make a drastic decision to give herself the best chance of success. Jeanni explains: "I left South Africa with pretty much nothing - but, with the support of my family, I was able to make a life for myself as a professional athlete in the United States." The first couple of years were tough, but her breakthrough moment came late in 2015 when she won IRONMAN 70.3 Austin thanks to a storming run. This was to become a common theme. Jeanni came back a year later to defend her title and then won the inaugural 70.3 Xiamen race that November. She was on her way now, and the wins started to stack up. In 2017 there were four 70.3 titles at Liuzhou, Monterrey, Boulder and Los Cabos, as well as a first top-10 in the 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga. Just for good measure, she grabbed a Challenge Iceland title too. But it was the triumph in her adopted home of Boulder which struck a chord and showed how far she'd come. She had previously been sixth in 2015 and runner-up in 2016. There were also two significant returns to her country of birth in 2018, first to win 70.3 South Africa (at the scene of that 2011 age-group success) and then to place seventh in the 70.3 World Championship at Port Elizabeth. Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. It's big time training and racing season. Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind so you can enjoy your training and racing to their fullest. Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle. You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage. Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account. There's no commitment or charge to create one. Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day. Check it out! Endurance News: Results (ironman.com) Ironman Chattanooga for Sept 25, 2022 on Oct 4th 12p. Study Women's Hearts Respond -Differently to Marathon Training Than Mens BRITTANY HAMBLETON SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 Over the last several decades, female athletes have often been left out of sports science research, and the majority of studies have focused primarily on young, healthy males as subjects. It has only been in recent years that researchers have begun to include women in their studies, and, perhaps not surprisingly, some differences are beginning to emerge. A recent study looking at the differences between male and female marathoners found that women's hearts actually respond differently than men's after training for a marathon. The study The paper, entitled “Sex differences in cardiovascular adaptations in recreational marathon runners,” aimed to examine various changes in heart function in male and female marathoners and recreational athletes. The researchers included 52 marathoners (28 females and 24 males) who had completed five to seven marathons over three years and 49 recreationally active adults (25 females and 24 males) as controls. The researchers studied the hearts of each participant, focusing on three main measurements: Left ventricle function: the left ventricle pumps oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body. Aortic stiffness: occurs when the elastic fibers within the arterial wall (elastin) begin to fray due to mechanical stress. Ventricular-vascular coupling: the ratio of arterial to left ventricle elastance, a key determinant of cardiac performance. The results After studying the hearts of all the participants, the researchers found that women who have completed multiple marathons do not have reduced left ventricle function or aortic stiffness compared to male marathoners or female recreationally active athletes (both of which are good things). Interestingly, they appear to have better ventricular-vascular coupling compared to the other test groups, which means their hearts are more mechanically efficient after undergoing a marathon training cycle. In other words, women's hearts may respond better to marathon training than men's. The reason for this is unclear, but the researchers believe it could have something to do with the estrogen levels in female athletes. Studies show that estrogen positively modulates cardiac hypertrophy (the heart's tendency to get bigger with training), lowers blood pressure and decreases arterial stiffness, all of which make for a healthier, stronger heart. The researchers conclude the studying by acknowledging that future studies are needed to better understand the influence of sex hormones (in particular, estrogen) on cardiovascular adaptations in marathon runners. This will create a greater understanding of how women adapt to marathon training and may lead to better training protocols for female distance runners in the future. Brownlees Step Aside, Alex Yee is The New Heir to The British Tri Throne – Triathlete What's New in the 303: Still a Couple of Triathlons in Colorado in October The Last Call Triathlon at Boyd Lake near Loveland was the last triathlon along the front range but there are still a couple of opportunities to race in Montrose and Alamosa. The Black Canyon Triathlon (Montrose) October 2nd and the Splashland Triathlon (Alamosa) October 19th are still on the calendar. These are pool based triathlons and in Alamosa the pool is a hot springs–and the swim is last. With fall colors peaking in the high country, a trip to either venue will be full of color and adventure. We caught up with Montrose resident Julie Burdick who participates in all of the Southwestern Triathlon Series triathlons to learn more. As a busy mom of twins and recovering from Covid, she is looking forward to this week's triathlon more than ever. Ready for Some Cold Weather Riding? Some “Pro Tips” on Embrocation Products Posted on September 29, 2021 By Val Sanford With cooler weather heading our way (finally) and cyclocross season upon us, now might be the time to try embrocation to help warm those muscles up. Here are some “pro tips” from a top maker–Bluerub. PERFORM BETTER IN COLD WEATHER If you cycle in cold weather, use an embrocation product like bluerub's MUSCLE to increase your comfort while riding. You'll add warmth and increased circulation to your legs, so you can ride farther and go longer. HOW EMBROCATION WORKS Embrocation products blend warming ingredients like capsicum, mint essential oils, clove oil, black pepper essential oil, camphor, and menthol to signal the body to “warm-up” the area where it was applied. When used before cold-weather exercise, it acts as a signal to tell the body to increase circulation to the legs. You'll feel the cold less, and your legs will thank you. 7 PRO-TIPS FOR USING EMBROCATION EMBRO AFTER YOU KIT UP You've got the idea now that embrocation is all about warming! So you'll want to put on your kit first. That will keep all those warming oils away from the parts of your body you definitely don't want to ‘warm-up.” Think capsicum blended into your chamois. Yikes! APPLY ABOUT 30 MINUTES BEFORE YOU RIDE Typically, you'll feel the effects of embrocation about 30 minutes after you apply it. But everyone's body is different, so you'll want to do some experimentation before a big race. This means you'll need to be thinking about your pre-race/pre-ride routine and make sure you've given yourself plenty of time. Remember, though, that embrocation products won't replace your warm-up. You'll still need to stretch, warm-up, and do your pre-ride physical routine. Pro-tip: Apply CHAMOIS first, for the obvious reasons. REALLY WORK IT IN I've heard some say they channel their inner massage therapist to really work the embrocation into the muscles and to thoroughly cover the skin. Roll down your socks, roll up the legs of your bibs, and really spend a few minutes working it in. While legs are the most common spot, you can apply to your lower back, shoulders, neck, and ankles. When you use something that is also a recovery product, like MUSCLE, you'll get a double benefit from the massage in helping relieve any leftover pre-ride stiffness or soreness in your muscles. You can even reapply after your shower to give sore spots some relief. Pro-tip: not all embrocation products are non-staining. So do a spot test before going all-in on your favorite kit. AVOID YOUR EYES, MOUTH, AND OTHER SENSITIVE PARTS You know how much you hate it when you've been cutting peppers and then touch your eye or your lip? Well, that's what it'll feel like if you touch your eyes after applying embro. Wash your hands with warm soap and water, or use a wipe (although this may not get all of it off your hands). You can also use single-use gloves to apply and then toss. It's not an eco-friendly solution, but it can save you on a race when you don't have access to warm, soapy water. Pro-tip: Fill your bottles, pack your phone, snacks, and other essentials before applying embrocation, just to be on the safe side. KEEP YOUR LEGS WARM Embrocation creams don't actually add any extreme cold-weather protection to your legs. So if you're riding in chilly weather – especially if there's a breeze — you'll need to protect your legs from the elements. Try using knee warmers or even thermal tights (with our without embrocation). Be mindful of how cold it is and be aware of how it's affecting you. Pro-tip: Use an embrocation even when the weather isn't cold. It is a great transition solution between cool weather when tights are too much, yet you want a little extra warmth before getting out for a ride. SHAVE YOUR LEGS Embrocation products come in a variety of forms: oils, balms, salves, creams. bluerub's MUSCLE's is a lightweight cream that goes on smoothly. If your legs are hairy, it can get caught in the hair and not be thoroughly or evenly applied. The embrocation will wash off more fully and easily on smooth skin. Plus, you know you look great with shaved legs! (Try SHAVE for smooth, soft skin.) Pro-tip: Don't apply on just-shaved legs. Give your pores a little breathing room before using warming oils like those in an embrocation product. WASH BEFORE YOU SHOWER I love settling into a hot, steamy bath after being outside in the cold, wet weather. But hot water can reactivate the essential oils and give you the surprise of your life! Okay, not the surprise of your life, but you could definitely feel like jumping out of the water! Use warm, soapy water to remove the embrocation before getting into a hot shower or bath. No-rise wipes can help but may not get all the oils off, so test it to be sure. Pro-tip: Don't use the same washcloth to wash your face. Some people like using a loofah to help remove the embrocation. Just like your washcloth, keep it 'embrocation only' to avoid any accidental application to your face or nether parts. So those are our pro-tips for using embrocation cream during cold weather rides. Video Of The Week: Ironman Chattanooga 2021 Highlights Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week. Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment. We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!
Remember when we reported that October should be a better month for Wall Street than we saw in September. Well, today is the first day of the new month...here's what we've got for you today: October moved the markets; If you bought this at Kohls stop using it; Consumers are letting Walmart have it; Heard about the price of propane? Yikes; John Deere and the UAW contract talks; Brisk RV sales boost manufacturers stock prices; Get ready for slower mail delivery; The Wall Street Report; Working Parents and New WFH Rules. And, because it's Friday, Jeff Pitts the managing editor is in to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. We've got a bunch of stuff to riff about...some old time memories and more. To listen to Jeff all you've got to do is click here! Thanks for listening! The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFM, Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.
It's October and in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, we are sharing some of the worst things people have said to us and other moms and dads that have lost a baby either by stillbirth or infant death, so you know what NOT to say (and what to say) to a loss mom or loss dad. If you're a loss mom/loss dad, what are some of the things you've heard that you would recommend people NOT say? Check out Winter's interview with Nicole at Mamas and Misses about Pregnancy After Loss (PAL): https://youtu.be/DP7jLdkbX1U Shout-out to Ashlee of Presentlee for words of wisdom and beautiful, encouraging jewelry. See their mission and shop here: https://www.presentlee.com/ @presentlee DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/hot cocoa") to support the continued production of these stories. We appreciate all the help toward production and hosting costs. Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus Or if you want to purchase an "Always a Part of Us" Legacy Gift for $20, you'll be providing to one of these families that shares their story, full transcriptions, mp3s, and mp4s of the recordings of their baby's birth story and advice episodes for their family history records. You will also get a shout-out on an upcoming episode. Thank you! Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus Time Stamps: 00:00 What?!? 01:00 Disclaimer 01:16 Why would you say that?!? 02:20 Are you kidding me?!? 03:36 Yikes! 04:03 I can't believe you just said that! 04:53 Oh c'mon! 06:29 BONUS! 08:06 Last advice SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more birth stories from families who have experienced a stillbirth or infant loss. We're grateful that you're part of our community! https://www.youtube.com/stillapartofus SUBSCRIBE to our podcast Still A Part of Us, wherever you find podcasts. Links (some of these links are affiliate links, which means we may get a small commission off your purchase, at no extra cost to you): Website: http://stillapartofus.com/ Grief Support Groups: https://nationalshare.org/ #pregnancyandinfantlossawarenessmonth #infantlossawareness #stillbirthawareness #lightthewave #october15 #stillbirthstory #stillborn #stillbornstory #birthstory #infantloss #infantdeath #babydeath #stillmychild #podcast #birthstories #babyloss #mybabydied #bereavedmother #bereavedfather #dadsgrievetoo #mamasgrief #pals #childloss #lifeafterloss #saytheirnames #babylossawareness #breakingthesilence #grievingmom #grievingdad #bereavedparents
If you have students in middle school, it's not too early to start looking at college and career options. I know -- you're probably thinking your adorable youngsters just finished preschool (in your mind) -- but they are actually closer to the day they graduate from high school than they are to that day they started kindergarten. Yikes! How do you start making the choices about schools, majors, or possible careers? Leave it to a former teacher to figure out a way to sort it all out. Gradify is a website and program that helps your middle and high school students find a career path they'd like to follow and points them to the tools to get them there. Its founder, Travis Manigan, is with us today on the BrandBuilders Podcast to teach us how to use Gradify to help your kids with their life choices.
Si & Veronica are not throwing away our shot for episode 182! A couple of big breakups happened this past week, one in the tech/alien world and one in the Bachelor Nation world. You guessed it: Grimes and Elon Musk and then Clare and Dale, respectively, called it quits. The Weeknd and Angelina Jolie have started to see each other seemingly “Often” and it is fueling dating rumors. If Black Mirror comes back with new episodes, the new Amazon Ring home drone will definitely be the star of the show. Itsa new Mario movie with Chris Pratt as the titular role along with some other big names. R. Kelly was convicted on all nine counts of sex trafficking and racketeering in the latest bit of justice for the #MeToo movement. Vee went “Yikes!” to the info that a potential contestant on the upcoming season of the Bachelor (that's right, we still have a full Bachelorette season until that) was supposed to get married this past weekend. The pod duo definitely thought this three-hour-long episode was the finale and we were bamboozled. Instead we were greeted with Ivan showing his shady side and disappointing Riley. Anna and Mykenna struggle to find dates on the barren beach. And much like Vee's prom, Paradise prom had some tears and unexpected couples. Join us for what is always a good time and leave us a rating and review for a shoutout! Follow us @thefuturebachelor on Instagram! Thanks to you all who have subscribed! -- For fun, great music updated weekly, follow FUTURE BACHELOR on Spotify! ***SLAPPER OF THE WEEK*** “Faithful” by G-Eazy, Marc E. Bassy -- Follow us on Instagram!
Chad talks to Leadership Coach and Founder of Plucky, Jen Dary, about working with individuals and companies to create healthy dynamics at work. In fact, Plucky just released a new product that aids in doing just that! Manager Weeklies are notebooks designed to help leaders intentionally set up their weeks and track progress. It includes tips and tricks, including useful 1:1 tools. Each notebook is designed to last one quarter. Follow Jen Dary on Twitter (https://twitter.com/jenniferdary) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jen-dary-46b0367/) Plucky (https://www.beplucky.com/) Manager Weeklies info & order link (https://shop.beplucky.com/products/manager-weeklies-2-pack) Newsletter: beplucky.com/newsletter (https://beplucky.com/newsletter) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: CHAD: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Podcast, where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Chad Pytel. And with me today is Jen Dary, founder of Plucky. Jen, welcome back to the podcast. JEN: Thank you. My third time. Three time's a charm. I feel very lucky. CHAD: There aren't many people who have been on the podcast as guests three or more times. So you're in an ever-increasing select group of returning guests. JEN: Thank you. I feel like it's maybe because the Tokyo Olympics have just started, but I feel competitive and ready to take on this third session. CHAD: [laughs] So the last time you were on was October 28th, 2019 is when the episode came out. JEN: Millennia ago. CHAD: Not quite two years ago, but yeah, also a millennia ago. And that was Episode 342 so if people want to go back and take a listen to that. And then before that, you were on Episode 270, which I actually don't even know the date of. It was even longer. So welcome back. You are celebrating the eighth anniversary of Plucky. JEN: I know. I don't really think of it in these ways because I don't have an MBA, or I didn't come from a business background or anything. But definitely when I hit five years, I feel like my husband said something about that. He was like, "Honey, you should be really proud. Not a lot of businesses make it five years." And that was not really on my mind. But now that Plucky is eight, I feel like oh man, I'm just so happy to talk about how businesses evolve and how what you thought it was going to be in year one was different than year three, was different than year five, and of course, it's different than year eight. So we're eight years in, but nothing's the same, and everything's the same. I'm sure you've experienced that too. CHAD: It was actually the eighth year going into the ninth year mark that we at thoughtbot started to make big changes. And it was that idea of coming up on a decade. It started to feel like, wow, there's real momentum here. And instead of thinking about what the next year looks like, what does the next decade look like? And are we the kind of company that is going to last 20 years? And that put us in a different mindset. And I started to think about the impact we were having and the legacy that we would have. And was it big enough for the size of the company that we had? JEN: How old is thoughtbot right now? CHAD: We just celebrated our 18th anniversary. JEN: Oh my gosh. All right. Well, maybe at the very end, you can give me your best wisdom for the ninth year. [laughter] CHAD: Oh jeez. Okay. [chuckles] JEN: No presh, but tuck that in the back of your brain. CHAD: Yeah, get some sleep. That's my best advice. JEN: [laughs] Great. CHAD: That would be great. We can come back to that. JEN: Cool. CHAD: So obviously, it's been a big two years since we last talked. I'm sure a lot has progressed in Plucky. How have things changed? JEN: Well, what's funny is that the two years spread that we're talking about or 18 months or whatever it is, for the most part, overlaps with COVID so far. So by the end of 2019, things were cooking, and everything is good. And even, personally speaking, my youngest son would be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2020. Again, as a business owner, a mom, all those things I was sort of at the end of 2019 hot, so good. And then I was anticipating 2020 to be continued pretty much the same as is. Like, we would keep training managers. I would keep traveling. All that would get easier because the kids are getting bigger, then my kid would go to kindergarten. And I was also finishing a book about...I can't remember if we talked about this before, but I was really sick in 2016. I had a brain tumor diagnosis, and I'm okay now. It was benign. I had this memoir that was eh, I don't know, maybe two-thirds done. All that was the plan for 2020, Chad. And I'm sure this is shocking news to you, but none of it happened, including freaking kindergarten, obviously in person. So on the business side of things, I kept everything stable as best as I could. So coaching kept going because coaching has always been remote. We have some products, and we kept shipping those out as best we could. At the very beginning of COVID, when everybody thought it was this three, four-week hiatus from real life, I recorded a story every day. Because I was like, what can I do for all the world that's working? So I recorded a storytime for Plucky with my kids. And I put it out on social media so that working parents could have another 15 minutes of distraction for their kids. That's how cute I was back then. [laughter] After one month of that, I was like, I need somebody to read stories to my kids. Yikes. CHAD: Yeah. [laughs] JEN: So the big thing that changed was that our manager trainings in person obviously I had to cancel those. So I transitioned from in-person to virtual events, and that has continued. And as of this recording, end of July, I was thinking that our November event this year…it's the 20th cohort of So Now You're a Manager. I was going to have it in person. And just last week, I pulled the plug on that. And I was like, no, we're going to stay virtual a little bit longer because I don't know how to predict what the hell is coming. So again, that sort of stabilizing, right? Like, okay, well, now I know how to do the virtual. That will be the stable choice this year, which is weird to say, but true. CHAD: Yeah. So you just gave a great organic listing of the things that Plucky does, and a big part of that was that in-person So Now You're a Manager training, which, if people remember from the previous episodes, new managers at thoughtbot have attended over the years. It's a really great training for people who become managers. So what was transitioning that to remote like? Because you'd only ever done it in person before, right? JEN: Yeah, totally. The first 11 cohorts were in person, and then we got to 12, and that was supposed to happen in March in Atlanta. We canceled that, and it wasn't until June that we had the 12th, and that was the first virtual one. And to say that I needed to go through stages of grief is probably pretty accurate. [chuckles] My energy in person is so a thing, like a tool of mine and just pulling people together, and making safe space for conversations and all that jazz. So I was like, what the hell is that going to be like on Zoom? And meanwhile, remember I'm watching my first grader go through the shenanigans of Zoom for the end of that year. And I'm like, oh my God, how am I possibly going to get grown-ups on this and paying attention and not being distracted? So a couple of things, I will say number one is I definitely interviewed four or five people in the industry who are good at virtual events, and I tried to get their deepest wisdom about it. The second thing is that I made the cohorts smaller. So in person, we have around 20 to 22 max, and in virtual, we do 10 to 12 max. And so that got a lot smaller. Also, instead of being two days back to back, I broke it into three half days which is just a different ask. And I wasn't sure if people would bite at that. I tried to mimic it after how some people do an MBA on the side. So then they go to work, and they practice the stuff they're learning at the MBA. And so that has been my thought like, okay, you'll be with me basically for a month. We'll have three half days together, usually on a Friday. And then you're practicing in the meantime. So between the times I see you, you're improving your listening skills. You're coming back with anecdotes about hires or tough conversations or whatever. So I won't say that's like a silver lining, but it's just a different beast. And the first day I did it, I mean, I'm telling you, I was on the bathroom floor on my knees like, don't let the internet go out. CHAD: [laughs] JEN: I was so scared. I don't know why looking back. I'm in tech, but I'm not technical. It's my husband who helps me set up a monitor and whatnot. Oh God, I was so nervous. And I just thought, shit, this is the thing I can't problem-solve. If the internet goes out, I don't know what to do, but if someone's upset, I can help them. So it just brought all of my skills in a different environment. And now I feel pretty good about it. I don't know if you found this with your distributed company overall, but I have worked very hard to make sure that it's a blend, of course, this digital experience, but also I use the mail. I use snail mail a lot. So attendees get a packet before we begin. They get a gift at the end, a graduation gift. And yeah, I feel like I've learned a lot about how to have a hand-in-hand experience of digital as well as a physical object that they can touch to make that experience more than just a screen. CHAD: Yeah, I think that's important. How did changing the format, reducing the class size, what business ramifications were there for that? JEN: Well, it's way less money. [chuckles] CHAD: Right. Okay, sorry. JEN: No. Oh my God. I want to be very real about these things, especially for people starting their businesses. It's way less money. And also if you think about it, everybody had already bought tickets to Atlanta, and then they had already started buying tickets to...I can't remember what the next one was going to be, New York, I think. So for a lot of the year, everything was, I'll say, comped, but that's not really what's going on. All of a sudden, the amount of seats that I thought I was selling for the year got reduced in about half, and much of that were already pre-bought tickets. So, as a line item, that was way lower. I also think I got...man, I haven't really said this transparently to anybody before, but I'll say it here. I got really scared about what to charge. Do you charge the same thing virtually than you do in person? And so I lowered it, I would say for a year. I lowered it by a couple of hundred dollars for each ticket because I didn't know what the market wanted. And also, I didn't know, oh God, were businesses closing? Were people getting prof dev budgets? Everybody was frozen for a good while. So I'm lucky that now today I'm back up to the same price that it had been before, but it's not as much income per event. And the other thing I'll say which affects money…but again, I want to be transparent for other folks who think about or currently run businesses. One great thing to come out of some of the social unrest of last year is that we now have an equity scholarship for So Now You're a Manager. So in every cohort, be that virtually or in person, I always reserve a seat for someone who's coming from an underrepresented group, so people apply. And that is something that I very happily said I will eat the cost of that ticket because it's important to me to have different voices in the room. And that has been a total awesome thing this year. That just started in January of 2021, but that's something really great that came out of last year. CHAD: Yeah. What did you find that customers wanted, and did it change over time? Was there an appetite for it to be remote, or was there resistance to it? JEN: I think at first people were overwhelmed and didn't want it. That's why I held it from March until June until I thought people were ready. I can tell you categorically that I've had the lowest percentage of parents attend of all time because, let's be real, who wants another kind of obligation? Or also, parents during this time, especially with young children, were not in that growth space necessarily for work because there was so much to keep afloat. So other than the three half days, I also have this optional hour that I throw in just if people can come; there's this extra exercise that didn't fit in from the original curriculum. And I don't think I've had one parent, maybe one, come across all those cohorts that have been virtual to that. So the optional stuff I see parents opting out of. That said, I saw more folks who maybe either live alone or maybe have a roommate but who are pre-family or some people won't have families but someone who was socially like, "It was so hard and tiring last year." And that sort of swung back around towards the summer and end of summer. I saw much more interest there because I think people were really lonely. CHAD: Yeah. And I also think, at least for me personally and for thoughtbot, that was when the thinking definitely shifted that this wasn't going to be going away anytime soon. And so we came to terms with that and started to then make much more long-term plans and permanent changes. JEN: I think it was also in the...I want to say like early fall when Twitter announced they'd be remote. Like, they have an office, but they wouldn't oblige anyone to ever come back again. And whenever that decision was made, there were a couple of other companies...At that point, I was still living in the Bay Area, and there were a couple of other companies that made similar suggestions. And so again, to your point, there was a revisioning of what the next phase was like or at least what to expect. And so, I think people weren't holding out to go back to normal. It was like, what's the new normal? CHAD: Yeah. So when we first shut down offices and went remote, we were giving updates every two weeks, and then it changed to every month. And then it would be like, "There's really no change. We're going to give another update in April." And then April was, "We'll give another update in May." And when it came to June, we just said, "We're planning on being in this mode for at least the end of the year. Let's start all acting and make this sustainable." So that is when our thinking changed too. JEN: Did you feel like with your CEOness and business responsibility over there...what kept you grounded for all that thing? Because obviously every time you make that announcement or regardless of whether that's in person or just...I don't even know– retention or whatever it is. It feels like you're just building strategy on freaking quicksand. CHAD: It wasn't easy. You feel responsible for everybody's well-being, both financially and everything else. And so the lack of stability…you want to provide it in an unstable world. You want to say, "Well, at least you shouldn't have to worry about this. Let's provide…" but it was impossible to do. And I'm much more comfortable with uncertainty. I think there's a spectrum of comfortableness with uncertainty, and I'm pretty far on one end of it, and even I was struggling. Same thing with like I'm very much on the spectrum of not having to worry about anxiety or anything like that, and even I was feeling it. And so I was just like...at one point I said to I think it was Diana or whatever "If I'm feeling this, if I'm getting chest palpitations, [laughs] something's really wrong, and we really need to pay attention to how everybody else is feeling." JEN: Oh, yeah. I even saw that anxiety obviously with coaching clients. There are some clients that when budgets dried up, there was like an initial drop-off, I would say March, April. But then I feel very lucky that the pipeline was still very strong, and I had clients stay with me or join or whatever. You remember as well as anybody not only did we have this health crisis going on, which again we still do but my last class...So third of three of the cohort in May last year was a couple of days after George Floyd's murder. And the responsibility I felt too...like, when all these things were going on last summer, it was like, who freaking cares about anything? It's like these huge things. And you start to say nothing matters. There are only three things that matter in life. And then you kept sort of recycling the drain on that. So here I am going into teaching the third of three classes. And during the third class, I always teach concepts on how to hire, concepts on how to lay someone off and fire someone, which everyone's always very barfy and nervous about. And I try to bring us together and graduate us in what feels like a victorious moment. But that's three days after George Floyd's murder, and everyone is reeling and needing to process. And I remember thinking that morning, I don't know how this is going to go because I was fully willing to rip up the plan and do something different. But at the same time, there's also sometimes they want some structure. Folks want to just show up and take this class and be distracted from what's going on in the world. So we sort of talked about this a few minutes before we started recording but really, what has been fascinating and challenging about continuing to train managers over the last two years is that these very large things are going on in the background: George Floyd's murder, a lot of social unrest in Minneapolis, the election, COVID, all these things. And you can't just put that away and show up to manager training. It is freaking relevant because it is relevant for them. Of course, it's very meta, but all of my students are then going to go back and be responsible for 3, 5, 7 other people in their day-to-day work. So it was really wild, but again, stretching and a challenge that I met with a lot of intention. I don't know if I was always super successful at it, but I thought a lot about it. CHAD: Yeah, I think that was the shift that we saw on our team. And what I've heard from people is that enough is enough in several different categories of things. And like, we just can't keep on doing what we were doing before. It's not working, and it is unacceptable. People are angry too. So it's not just processing. It's anger and wanting to see action, wanting to take action. And yet, doing it in a world where we can't actually be together, I think, made it particularly challenging for some people and for managers to know how to meet their team members where they were. And people process things in different ways too, and people need different things. And at that point, we had hired people who had only ever been remote. So I think the connections that you have with people that you might've worked with in person you can lean on a lot in the beginning. But then you're working with someone or managing someone who you've never met in person. JEN: Yeah. It's a whole new ball game. And I think that the notion of community has gone through the wringer, not only in the worst, it's a rebirth almost. I think the notion of locally what's going on for you and then who can you see? Who can you have a barbecue with? All of those questions of like, who can I be with? Of course, the internet's great, but the internet has some major, major boundaries to it. And people see that at work, and they see that in training. CHAD: One of the things we're struggling with in that category now is there are people who live next to each other because we were historically in offices. And as it becomes more possible to get together with each other, and this is something that, as managers, we're trying to navigate, it actually has a huge potential for exclusion now that we have hired a bunch of people who are anywhere. If the teams that were in-person together but are now working remotely start getting in person again, even if it's just an outing at a park, who's not able to attend that, and how will they feel? And what expectations have we set with them? And then you have just sort of equity and inclusion issues around people we've hired in Brazil since we've gone remote. There's no way for them to come. JEN: Sure. CHAD: It's not fair. And navigating that as a team, I think we've been able to do that, but it hasn't been easy. JEN: I think sometimes the only way to see it is none of it will work. So if none of it will work, then cool. The bar's low. [laughter] Yeah, it's not going to be perfect. And all in person had its issues too. So then, if you just sort of bottom it out and say, cool, cool, cool, there's no one silver bullet answer here. So what that means is yes, as human beings, folks who are possibly able to meet up for coffee will resonate and glow and be psyched to be around some other people. So, how do we say "No," less often to that? Because that's great. That's really something to celebrate. And I'm sure if everybody was in that situation, they would try to take advantage of that too. But then to say, if you're not in that situation, here's another option. And then, every once in a while, we'll mix those options together and have like a rolling menu with it so that nothing gets too static and paralyzed and presumed. And it's in that flow state, which of course, is more fatiguing because you have decision fatigue, and you got to keep making decisions about it. But if you can just say, "Oh, well, we're going to decide that on a week to week basis or on a quarter to quarter." I probably have said this to you before in one of these other podcast conversations, but I just really think that life is a giant science experiment. So if that's true, then you can just say, "Hey, y'all, for Q3, we're going to try this. And at the end of Q3, we'll ask you how that went, and we'll either keep doing it, or we'll totally change it, or we'll increment it." Software people are really good at this because they know that not everything has to go from 2.0 to 3.0. You could go 2.1, 2.2, 2.3. There are incremental builders. So if you can leverage that metaphor even culturally or socially with the makeup of the team and the way you run things, I don't know; I kind of think that's the best you got. CHAD: Yeah. And I think we generally have the idea that we trust people and that we can provide the information. And people will generally use that information to make good decisions that are oriented towards fulfillment. So a really good example when it comes to managers is in an environment where if you're meeting in person with someone, one team member and you're their manager, and you're not meeting in person with another, that could influence negatively the other person's path to promotion or the relationship they have with you and just subtly bias you towards the person that you might be able to meet in person with. And so as a manager, making sure people know that, that that is a thing that can happen is a good way to manage that bias because I think generally, people don't want to let that happen, but they might not even realize it, so they can actively manage it. JEN: Well, it sounds like even in that thought, you are gently nudging people back towards intention and back towards just not sleepwalking through their work, that this is important for us, not only in the distance conversation here but also obviously for race, and for gender and for all kinds of different ways that humans are. We will never get it 100% right and yet intention, and taking a beat, and taking a breath before you move into conversations about promotions or whatever will help remind you hang on a second, remember there's invisible stuff inevitably going on based on who I am and where I came from. How do I make sure things are fair today? Or whatever the reminder needs to be. It sounds like that's...I don't know. It's good that you have that front of mind. CHAD: So that's one example of remote management. How much of before the pandemic were people who were coming and attending the workshops? Were they managing people remotely? And how much of your curriculum was specific to that, if any? JEN: My gut says maybe about a third were remote managers. They are definitely with bigger companies that I was seeing that. The small agencies based in Pittsburgh, you know, Austin, those places were pretty localized. But so what you get with a bigger company is also a bit more infrastructure that supports some of these cultural conversations. And we had it as part of the curriculum, but it wasn't very big, and maybe I would sort of be intentional. There are breakout groups and stuff like that. And I might think I'm going to pair these two together for their practice one-on-one because I know they're both remote managers. I am very intentional about a lot of the pairings and all that stuff, and so I would be thoughtful in that way. But now, on some level, in all these virtual workshops, everybody has an equal footing now. So everybody's kind of screwed, and everybody's also making it work. So that has been a very interesting thing to see. And I always laugh at this example, a woman who came early on, maybe like the eighth or ninth cohort, and she's a remote manager. And she would say, "Well, I don't have a water cooler. I don't have, like, I'm walking down the hall sensing somebody's upset or anything." But she would say, "This is going to sound weird, but I keep an eye on how fast they emoji something." So if you have a person who...You know this person in Slack. They're always on Slack, always so supportive, funny, have something to say, a little thumbs-up emoji, or whatever. But if one day they're at work for sure and they haven't said anything about something, she would learn to read the tea leaves like that and check-in. And I just thought that was so clever and very creative. And what she's alluding to is this level three listening that I teach, which is gut or instinct or intuition. And what she was tracking was basically a change in behavior. And that's pretty much what we're tracking when we're in the office too. There could be many reasons why somebody doesn't emoji something right away. Maybe your daughter just ran into the room. Maybe there's a doorbell. There are a million things. But at the same time, not to be too precious about it but to casually track that at least instinctively. She was doing a good job of meeting the moment as best she could. CHAD: Are there other ways in which what you've been doing has changed over the last year? What are managers concerned about or challenged by? JEN: Yeah. First of all, I always had name tags that allowed for pronouns. But this is now certainly part of the curriculum. When we start, I give some social norms and then some tech norms. And so I make the suggestion that in Zoom, after your name, you put your pronouns. And it's not a huge chunk because I really don't feel like I am the best to teach this, but I've added in a DEI component, diversity, equity, inclusion component. And we have some folks in the alumni community who are DEI consultants, so that's great. I always give them shout-outs and refer over if people are looking for that. I've noticed that people are...I'll say careful, but what I mean by careful is that they are aware of all of the stuff we're talking about, like race and social stuff. Depending on where your office was in the country, the election was sometimes really hard. I think about companies in Ohio or Pennsylvania or swing states where it was not obvious that everybody in the office was on the same page about that. And the way that that stuff comes up and is like this piece of baggage in the room that prevents literally like a website being made. We want to think no, that shouldn't enter. That's not relevant here. And yet people are careful about both trying to say, "Listen, bring who you are. You're accepted here." And also like, well, sometimes what you're suggesting you believe about the world is harmful. The whole Basecamp thing is a good example of that. And so I found the managers who come to my training to just be open to not only sharing their experiences with that but looking very much for some guidance on that from their peers and then from me. CHAD: That's sort of what I was saying about people felt like you needed to be changing the way that you were approaching things. It wasn't okay anymore for most people to say, "We shouldn't be having this conversation. It's not a work-related conversation." It affects people's work and their ability to work. It is a work issue. And you can't simply put everything aside. That's one angle of it, but we're not all equipped. We're not all educated. We're not all ready to be able to do that as managers. JEN: Totally. But with the amount of shit that we have had to handle for the last two years, short of somebody who's a social worker/priest, I don't know who was ready. I feel like a lot of what we're talking about is so resonant for me because all of this is so hard. And if you are alone doing hard things, it's impossible. But the reason that I run the manager trainings the way I do and the reason that I hold onto them after and I put them in a Slack community, they're now alumni of the program. And it's active; it depends on the day. But people have hard questions that they're wrestling with. People have jobs that they're promoting, that they're trying to get people to apply to. It's this active community that goes on afterwards. Because, honestly, Chad, I feel like a big input into me creating So You're Now a Manager and the community around it was my experience becoming a parent. I was one of the first ones of all my friends. I was the first one of my siblings, and my son was the first grandchild on both sides. And I was like, this is so lonely. All my friends are going out in Brooklyn for dinner. And I was 31. It's not like I was very young or anything, but that's New York. And so I had a moms' group. And man, that moms' group got me through those early days because we could all laugh at how hard it was. We could cry together. And when I looked at the transition that people go through from IC, individual contributor, to manager or some level of leadership, you get responsibility. You have to play the messenger sometimes, something you're not totally down with. You have sometimes competition with peers. You have to manage up sometimes. And then you have these people who come to you with requests: I want a new career path. I want more money. I want a different title. And the slog of that is very reminiscent, on some level, of parenting to me. So I thought, well, this is not going to be like, here's your book. Good luck being a manager, although books could be helpful. For me, it seemed like there was at least a certain template of a person in the world who could use community too. So I always say you'll be with me for two days or a month if it's virtual. But I can't possibly teach you everything you'll encounter. That said, we can get some critical skills under your belt. And then you can just continue to riff with this peer network. And that has been a very, I would say, unique thing about the manager training I run and something that is so fulfilling to me. I have a very tiny business. Those are, in weird ways, kind of my colleagues, the funny jokes they tell or those personalities. That was another thing that we had to let go of. In 2020, I was going to have the first reunion. CHAD: Oh yeah. We actually talked about that in the previous episode as an idea. JEN: Heartbreaking. Yeah, it was called Encore. Basically, it was a follow-up and open to anybody that has already taken SNYAM, So Now You're a Manager. I had people who pitched talks, and we had selected them. And yeah, we had to pull the plug on that. So my hope is that next year we can do that. And now we've got almost...actually; I think we just hit 300 people, so maybe 50 will come, I don't know. We'll see. But I like the idea of providing a space for these folks who were new managers when I knew them and when they came through me but have gained some skills themselves and could become thought leaders in this management space. And whenever the world is ready for it, I'm excited to put that together. CHAD: Yeah, that's awesome. That sense of community is one thing I've struggled with, to be honest. Because having done this for 18 years, there aren't many people who worked at the company that work there now anymore. [chuckles] We've grown too. So I no longer have the close personal relationship that I had with most people at the company before or close work relationships. And combined with as we've grown, it's harder...you have to be more of a leader. You have to put yourself aside. It's harder to always be a servant to others. And then I found that especially difficult last year. And it's part of why I needed to not be CEO anymore and to transition to the COO role. Because I couldn't be in a position where everyone was always looking to me continually to make...and as distributed as we are, one of our values is self-management. But continually always looking to me to be the one who always has an answer, who is the stable one, I needed a break from that. So it's been nice, the transition. JEN: I was going to say is it better? CHAD: [chuckles] So it's a little bit different than I expected. So what happened was we made that change. We made other changes, and that was all going well. And then, in February, the largest vaccine scheduling provider in the United States came to us and needed help scaling the infrastructure and all that stuff. JEN: Oh my God. That's exciting. CHAD: And so I, along with a crack team of other experienced thoughtboters, went and spent all of our time focused on that. It has pros and cons, which is right as I was transitioning into a new role; I completely got pulled away and started working full-time with that client for a very important cause, which is the reason why we did it and decided it was worth it. The silver lining is it put everyone else in a position where we went very quickly from Chad's no longer the CEO to Chad's not here right now. [chuckles] And that was unexpected. But I think that it had downsides, but it had upsides too in terms of really being in a position where people could come into their own, into their new roles and sort of a forcing function for some of the changes that we needed to make. JEN: You know, I'll give you major props on that, Chad. Because 18 years and especially, I think this about a lot of things, but especially business here, people get stuck. They really do. They get stuck, especially founders, CEOs. They don't know how to get out of something if they're tired. And there are not a lot of models for what that could look like. The biggest disservice someone could make to leading a company would be to not really be feeling it because that shit trickles down. And if you're tired or if it's not your thing anymore, really, the biggest gift you can give is to go get aligned somewhere else and then hand over the reins to what I keep thinking of as the next generation. I coach a lot of people, or I work with a lot of people who are in the middle, let's say, so they're not C-suite, and they're not newest managers, but they're sort of senior there. They're totally ready to go. I can't overstate that. [chuckles] Will they mess stuff up? Sure. So did you. Will they have questions? Absolutely. But the next generation of every company it's the most strategic thing that a CEO could do is to think, what happens if I'm not here? That allows you to take a freaking vacation, like take a month off. Or that allows you to meet such a huge civic call, which you're describing here, and step away. Or again, God forbid something happened, and you get very sick; it allows the company to be bigger than yourself. So I just commend you on even having the courage to step towards COO and then obviously also kind of redirect as needed this year. But I hope that if there are other CEOs listening or folks in the C-suite who are wiped, this is my gentle nudge to them to hand over the reins at some point. Because you'll get a paycheck, I'm sure you can figure that. CHAD: [chuckles] Being wiped was one small part of it. And I had Diana on who's the new CEO, and we talked about this. We had grown to a certain point. Also, to toot my own horn, I had done a really good job of building a team of managing directors who were really good at what they were doing. And I was no longer the best manager for them. I was no longer what they needed in order to continue to grow. I could do it, but I wasn't the best person for it. So that was the overriding reason to make the change, and being tired and needing to not always be the one that everyone was looking to was certainly a part of it. But yeah, it's been good. JEN: Yeah. I figured we would get there at some point, but we talked a little bit earlier about how I have this new product coming out in September. So the product is called Manager Weeklies, and it's basically...I got to figure out the exact noun for this. I guess this is the marketing moment. [chuckles] But it's basically a small notebook. The way I think of it is it helps you take a deep breath before your week starts. And so I'm not messing with your to-do lists. Everybody has different versions of that, Trello or wherever the heck you keep it. But before you start the week, it is so important to wonder where's my energy at? What's my perspective? What are the couple of priorities? What am I blocking? Just a couple of invitation questions there. And then the idea is that you then can do this on whatever, a Sunday night or Monday morning. And then the rest of the week has, I feel like I've said intention 50 times in this conversation but has intention in it. You can decline those three meetings because they're not the highest priority. You can make some space to actually do the work that comes out of the meetings that you're in. And what I have watched over the last maybe three years are my coaching clients who get themselves together at the beginning of the week who have some sort of practice about setting things up in a good way are the most successful. They get the promotions because they look like they know what they're doing because they do. So anyway, it's called Manager Weeklies. So it's a small notebook. Each notebook is for a quarter. And then, because I'm a coach, I also filled it with other good stuff. Like at the end, there are all kinds of prompts for ways to give praise to people on your team, ways to give feedback, ways to handle conflict, ways to say, "Yes, no, maybe." And then there's a Work Wheel tool at the very end. And so my hope is that people who just feel like they show up on a Monday already behind that they would find some help with that intention. And I feel like what you're saying is that self-awareness component that came through for you, Chad, to say, I'm not the best at this, and also, I'm a little fatigued and so, therefore, deep breath. Here's the strategy going forward. It wasn't reactive, but there was some thought behind it. And so we'll see this fall people get a chance to try that out. CHAD: That's awesome. I feel like it's getting back to your roots but also building on it. So for people who don't know, the Plucky Cards were actually the first way that I was introduced to you was someone showing me a pack of those cards. So, where can people find out more about that? JEN: The best way for people to find any information is just to subscribe to the newsletter. I send it once a month. It's usually a reflection on work, life, something going on there. So if you go to beplucky.com/newsletter, then you'll be first in the know. What's very funny, Chad, is I have a former coaching client who holds the record now. He was the first one to buy the first pack of cards. He was the first one to buy the second pack of cards. [laughs] And he was also the first one to do this Small Group ticket that I recently did as a little offshoot of Plucky. So anyway, in my mind, I always laugh, and I wonder, I wonder if he's going to grab the first pack of Manager Weeklies this fall. But you're right. They certainly plug and play with the cards very well where there's even space in the weekly template to say, what's the one-on-one topic for the week? So it could be a card that you pull, and you use, or it could just be something else going on in the world that you want to bring to all the one-on-ones. But I feel like there are a lot of things I'm not great at in the world, but the things I am good at are people. And then I listen to people over and over again through all of these experiences. And I try to hear what else do they need? What weird little thing can I invent that could help them with some of these things that they struggle with? And I'm also just really mindful of the fact that not everybody has the budget for coaching or for manager training. And I would love for Plucky to be a brand that even if you work for a nonprofit or if you don't have the money to pay for some of those more expensive things that you would have 35 bucks for a pack of cards or 20 bucks or whatever the pricing will be for the notebooks and that you can engage with my brand, even if you're not very wealthy. And I feel like as a person who works and serves an industry like tech, that is always really a priority for me to not only coach or work with the people with the most money. CHAD: Yeah. If I remember right, you designed the cards, right? JEN: Oh my God, I wish. No. CHAD: Oh, okay. JEN: For the first pack of cards I worked with, I don't know if you know him, Greg Storey. CHAD: Yeah. JEN: He's great. Greg Storey did my first deck of cards, and then he moved on, and he's doing other interesting things with his career. So I have a designer who helped me with the second deck of cards called the Manager Pack. So that's questions for managers of managers to bring to one-on-ones, and then the Manager Weeklies are coming out. I've been collaborating with a woman who runs a design little shop called YupGup in Delaware. So her name is Joni. So it is so wild, Chad. I wish that I had any design sense. But it's like, I make these things which look like a terrible PowerPoint. I'm like, here, then there will be a bullet. And then I give it to a designer like Joni at YupGup, and all of a sudden, she has a logo. And then she has some emojis and colors. And I'm like, this is how I felt when I was pregnant, and someone showed me a sonogram, and I was like, (gasps) there's a baby in there. CHAD: [laughs] JEN: This is how I felt when she showed me them, and it was so exciting. And I will never be good enough to even be talented at all to make these things myself. But I hold the idea, and then I find someone who wants to help me make that in the world. It's just magical. That is so fun for me. And so I just ordered them. Actually, I ordered 1,000 of them about three hours ago. And so they'll come in August, and I just know it will be very surreal when I open the box and look at them and think about how many people in the world and pens in the world will be used to set intention, to set up people's weeks and hopefully, make a softer and more fair and thoughtful place to work. CHAD: And one of the things I love about your business and products is that you know you're having an impact beyond that 1,000 notebooks that you put out in the world because each of those people manages 3, 4, 6, 7 people. And if you can make work better for those people, then you have a 7,000-person impact. JEN: Yeah. And it's funny you say that because I think that recently...I keep saying I'm about to go away for a month or just be out of work for a month as a break after this whole COVID time. Since starting Plucky eight years ago, I didn't really have a model. I am not a traditional business. And even though many people kept saying, "When are you going to hire? When are you going to build the team? When are you going to do all of that?" That is not the shape of Plucky medium-term or long-term. I'm not going to be a coach factory. I certainly could, but then I'd end up super burned out and not liking my job. And then I'd have a sad company, and it would be bad. So I don't want to do that. CHAD: And that's literally the opposite of Plucky. JEN: Right. I mean, in the name, right? So, where I have landed as a model is to look at what artists do. And you would never take an artist...I really like Lisa Congdon in Portland. She's a cool, cool artist. And I've heard her speak, and I like her a lot. And what would Lisa Congdon's team look like? She sure isn't hiring other artists to do the work that she's over-signed up for. You get Lisa. And so she has a shop, and then she has partnerships where she teaches at different universities. And as I move into the ninth year here, I'm thinking a lot about what's standing between me and Plucky's shape and what an artist like Lisa Congdon has going on? And honestly, fully transparently, I think it's that I need to own that Plucky is me. And it's so messy in marketing. Do you use the royal 'we'? We at Plucky? Who is we? And I think that there's some good growth in front of me this fall and next year to say, yeah, I'm Jen, and I run a company called Plucky. And I'm putting this stuff out in the world, and I hope to have ripple effects. And it won't be by hiring 100 people. It'll be just like you described, selling things to X people, and then those people's reports, those ripples will follow down. And I'm really grateful to have found myself in this place because I love coming to work every day. CHAD: Awesome. Well, even though you love coming to work every day, also enjoy your vacation. JEN: Oh my God. Thank you. CHAD: And your time off and your time to reflect. JEN: Yes, thank you so much. CHAD: You already mentioned the website, but again, mention that, and then are there other places that people can follow along or get in touch with you? JEN: Yes, sure. So the newsletter, like I said, is beplucky.com/newsletter. On Twitter, you can look at @BePlucky. I'm on LinkedIn, too, obviously for Plucky. And then I have basically a behind-the-scenes account on Instagram because it was too annoying...Like, what do you take pictures of, Chad, when you're a coach? You can't take pictures of confidential conversations. CHAD: [laughs] JEN: So Instagram, I was like, I don't know what to do with this anymore. So anyway, I just have a behind-the-scenes one over there, which is called bepluckster because somebody else had it. So yeah, so all those ways. And also, I just generally say that if you're a person listening to this podcast and you just wanted to say something to me or ask a question, you should always just email me. It's just email@example.com. I love just hearing from people. And I might not be able to send you a three-page essay back, but I really love just interacting. And if something moved you or made you think about something, whether that was something I said or Chad, you can always just shoot me a note and tell me what you're thinking. I am not precious about that. CHAD: Awesome. Likewise. So you can subscribe to the show and find notes for this episode at giantrobots.fm. If you have questions or comments, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find me on Twitter @cpytel. This podcast is brought to you by thoughtbot and produced and edited by Mandy Moore. Thanks for listening. Thanks for joining us, Jen. JEN: Thank you. Announcer: This podcast was brought to you by thoughtbot. thoughtbot is your expert design and development partner. Let's make your product and team a success. Special Guest: Jen Dary.
“He's got the whole world in His hands” Do you know that song? It's a good one that reminds us how our BIG God is in control of all things. The song says that He's got the world in His hands, which is true, but He actually controls more than that! He is in control of the universe! .......God created all of these things and put them in place with perfect balance. And He's really good at it! I mean, we tried to make a solar system mobile recently and planets kept falling off. The whole mobile was heavy on one side and hung crooked. It was much harder than I thought it would be. And that's just a silly mobile! Our creator God created the world we live in and He created YOU with such perfection that we can't even understand all that He's done. I mean, if I can't successfully make a solar system mobile how would I ever start to try and create a human being. Yikes! But God did. And He doesn't stop there.He is still in control over all that He created. He didn't just create things and then forget about them. He's in control of His creation. Every thing from the solar system to the details of your life. He is in charge of everything that happens in the world. He decides what will happen in your life today, He decides what will happen to countries as they rise and fall, He decides what will happen with the weather, He decides what will happen at school, He is in charge of it all! There is nothing outside of His control.There's a big word for this. It's sovereignty. Can you say that? Repeat after me. Sovereignty. You might hear someone say that God is sovereign. This means that God is in control of everything. And this should make us feel so safe and secure. But when I don't believe that God is in control, I worry and get nervous and I feel like it's all up to me to make sure that it turns out the way I want.When I DO believe that God is in control, I am sure that no matter what happens He is involved and will take care of me. It doesn't mean He will give me whatever I want or that it'll even be clear what He's doing. But I can be sure that His plan. And His way is the best way!Think of something that you can hold in your hand. Like my kids love to catch lizards or worms. Or what about a roly poly. Have you ever caught someone like that and held it in your hand? That's what God is doing for us right now. But He's doing even more than just holding us. He's making sure everything that happens in our world and in our lives is part of His plan. He has the power to make sure that everything that happens, happens for His good purposes and for His glory. And that doesn't just mean the good things! He can make good things come out of even bad things that happen in this world. He is sovereign over it all!Daniel 4:35b says, “He does as He pleases with the power of heaven. He does what He wants with the nations of the earth.” And this truth makes me take a deep breath and relax knowing He's got it all under His control. And I can trust HIS control.Here are some questions to talk about. You can pause after each question and discuss or just generally review together when it's over. Oh, and this is important! There's no wrong answer to these! The point is to get conversation flowing. So don't overthink it!1. So what is God in control of? Name some things!2. How do you feel knowing that God controls everything?3. Would you rather be in control or would you rather God be in control?One last time, let's practice our verse together. You can repeat after me. “He does as He pleases – with the power of heaven. – He does what He wants – with the nations of the earth.” Daniel 4:35b*Music: "Forest" by Vlad Gluschenko
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