Can I use clay to shampoo my hair? Episode 136  

Can I use clay to shampoo my hair?  Joneen says…I have a question about rhassoul clay. I've heard great things about using it as a shampoo. My concern, though, is mineral buildup. This is one of the results of hard water that has a negative impact on hair, and something I am currently experiencing and want to avoid in the future. I know rhassoul is largely silica and aluminum, but it does have some calcium and magnesium in it, the very same minerals that hard water contains that are so problematic. So it seems to stand to reason that these would also get deposited on the hair from using rhassoul. Is there a scientific reason why it may not cause mineral buildup - i.e. does the large amount of silica somehow prevent the calcium and magnesium from binding to the hair? I will be mixing it with aloe vera juice to create a consistencey that is easy to apply. We touched on this once before when we talked about an article published on a blog called “The Natural Haven.”  It’s written by a scientist who goes by the name of “JC” and she posted a very interesting piece on evaluating different types of mild cleansers. She did an experiment where she collected her own shed hair which she divided into several groups: a negative control group that was left dirty and oily. A positive control that was washed with regular shampoo, and several test groups which she washed with different types of cleansers. then, and here’s the cool part, she took micrographs of group to determine how well the test products cleaned. Check out her website for pictures of the results but here’s what she found: 
Best cleansers (all of the oil removal): Shampoo, oat water (oats boiled in water to release natural saponins), natural soap bar. Good cleanser (most of the oil removed): Hair conditioner (cowash), liquid castle soap, clay 
Poor cleanser (little to no oil removal): Baking soda, Shikaki (crushed acacia pods) and the worst of all apple cider vinegar. So back to Joneen’s question…will rhassoul clay cause mineral buildup? Rhassoul clay comes from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. (It’s also known as Moroccan lava clay.) It’s primarily composed of a mineral called stevensite and another clay called montmorillonite. It can also contain impurities such as iron, potassium, Al, and other metals. So in part it depends on how purified it is. Mineral buildup is a huge problem when the metal ions in hard water combine with soap and form insoluble "gunk" that's hard to get off your hair. To a lesser extent you get mineral deposits when hard water dries on your hair. But this only occurs when you have the metal ions in the water in the first place. In rhassoul and other clays most of the metal ions are tied up in the molecular complex so their less likely to deposit on your hair. Again, this depends on how purified the clay is. It’s interesting to note that there’s a patent covering the use of this clay combined with aloe vera. It seems unlikely that this would cause a big problem but unfortunately the best answer is that just have to try it and see. She said she’s already having this problem I presume from rinsing her hair in hard water. Won’t she still have an issue when she rinses her hair after this treatment? Finally, remember these alternate cleansers like clay won't do a good job of removing residue from heavy conditioners or styling products. Why is Redken Pre-Art so good at removing hard water? Nicole who asks… Why is Redken Pre-Art so good at removing hard water buildup? She says she has well water which makes her blonde hair turn green. She color treats her hair and the areas that turn green are the more porous, highlighted sections. She’s tried everything to keep the green out and the ONLY thing that’s worked is Redken Pre-Art. She puts the product on her hair under a shower cap waits 30 minutes and then shampoos it out - she can “literally see the green sliding out of my hair.

Episode 184 – Clay Clark – Entrepreneur of the Year  

Clay Clark - Entrepreneur of the Year. For many of us, starting a business is the only thing that feels right. The idea of a cubicle, a demanding boss, and a 9-5 schedule is downright depressing. We feel as though we were born to do things our way, to make our own path, and to build our own future. If this sounds like you, you don't want to miss this episode! This week we speak with Clay Clark, Founder of Thrive15 is the world’s premier online education platform that helps entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and “in-trepreneurs” (entrepreneurial-minded people who work within an organization) learn how to start or grow a successful business. Thrivers have unlimited access to the ever-growing, entertaining, and gamified library of 15-minute training courses taught by millionaires and everyday entrepreneurial success stories. Clay is also an author, consultant, speaker, and disc jockey... yeah, that's right. Clay Clark is the former "U.S. SBA Entrepreneur of the Year" who has been described by the folks at Yahoo as the "Jim Carey of Entrepreneurship." He was "Metro Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year" at the age of 20 and the "U.S. Chamber National Blue Ribbon Quality Award Winner" at the age of 27. As the result of his tireless tenacity and honey badger work ethic, he's been able to found or co-found several successful companies including: DJ Connection, Elephant in the Room Men's Grooming Lounge,, etc. while finding the time to co-produce five children. Clay once ran for mayor and lost.  "No matter what job you have right now, you need to do the following three things: over deliver, build your network, and learn." - Clay Clark Quotes from Clay:  What we learn in this episode: What does Clay mean when he says we all hit 'jack-assery' at approximately 21 years old? Who should consider being an entrepreneur? What are Clay's keys to success? Resources:

Super Joystiq Podcast Special: Dice 2014 Day 1 - Davey Wreden, Steve Gaynor, Rami Ismail  

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It's that magical time of year again where we get some direct insight into the minds of game creators. Alexander and Susan are at the DICE Summit this week, and are joined in the first Super Joystiq Podcast special by indie darlings Davey Wreden (The Stanley Parable), Steve Gaynor (Gone Home), and Rami Ismail (Nuclear Throne).

As is tradition in these DICE shows, the range of topics is wide, and always interesting. Listen-in to hear how Wreden and Gaynor have dealt with The Stanley Parable and Gone Home being called non-games, the difficulty of dealing with the business of a game post-launch, how Rami upset a number of big business types with a bit of contract outmaneuvering, and more.

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PB089: The Second Most Important Thing You’ll Ever Do as an Entrepreneur  

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How the Story of the Cavanagh Brothers Can Help You Find Blogging Success
In today's episode, I share the inspiring story of the Cavanagh Brothers. It's a tale of finding success and glory through stamina and dedication over a long period of time, something that holds true for finding blogging success. It reveals the second most important thing you'll ever do as an entrepreneur.

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The story of the Cavanagh Brothers
How the story can help you find blogging success
The second most important thing you’ll ever do as an entrepreneur

The Story of the Cavanagh Brothers

The year was 1851 and two brothers stood by a bend in a creek that had wishfully been named by gold prospectors 'Golden Point' in days gone by.

The two brothers' surname was Cavanagh and they'd been digging, along with around 600 other miners, in their 'claim' at Golden Point for days.

Some gold had definitely been found on this particular bend in the creek. In fact numerous miners had made good, although not spectacular, money from their finds in previous weeks.

Most of the gold had been found in the sandy ground to a depth of around 1 meter (3.2 feet) but at that point everyone who dug hit a hard layer of clay and received no reward for their effort. Digging through the sandy ground wasn't hard but as soon as they hit clay it became back breaking work.

The result was that the area was littered with abandoned claims. Holes in the ground were everywhere, all dug to a depth of around 1 meter.

Miners around the Cavanagh brothers that day were beginning to talk of rumors coming from further up creek of richer pickings and in the 24 hours that followed most of the men had moved on.

But the brothers Cavanagh had a hunch.

They wanted to see what would happen if they dug deeper and so began the arduous task of digging into the hard clay that everyone else had stopped digging into.

They chose an abandoned claim from another miner and began to dig.

The work was hard and unrewarding.

They dug and found nothing but more clay.

Inch by inch they chipped away at the clay only to find more clay.

All day they dug.

The second morning they continued to dig as the last miners around them abandoned their claims and moved on to chase their dreams up creek.

I can just imagine the other miners abandoning their claims shaking their heads as they looked at the Cavanagh brothers and laughing at their foolhardy efforts.

But the brothers had a belief and kept their focus.

As sunset approached on the 2nd day, and after hours of back breaking work the brothers finally broke through the last of the clay at around the depth of 2 meters.

Under the clay they found what centuries ago been the old bed of the creek and in it were pockets of gold which had been washed down the creek from the mountains over hundreds of years.

The brothers worked into the night feverishly until the light from their lamps gave up. Imagine how they must have felt as they attempted to sleep that night!

The next day they rose early and assessed their work. In the light of day the full reality of what they’d uncovered started to sink in. There was gold down below that clay, and lots of it!

In a single day alone the Cavanagh brothers found 27 kilograms (60 pounds) of gold.

That day's takings alone earned the men over £3,500 which was more than enough to set the two brothers up for life.

Word quickly spread of the brothers' success.

One month later, 10,000 miners worked in the area around Golden Point and the wider Ballarat area and it became known as the richest ...

Cornish Alps  

From a ferry, Helen sees the sharp, conical peaks that dominate the coastline, known locally as the Cornish Alps. The skipper, John Wood, explains how they were formed from the spoils of the clay industry. Helen takes a closer look at one of the largest of the spoil heaps near St Austell, known as the Sky Tip, and talks to primary school teacher Ann Teague and local landlord Andrew Dean about why they think it is such an important landmark. They explain how they see beauty in the scarred industrial landscape, and are campaigning to prevent a new town being built near the peak. Helen then comes across a reunion of former clay workers at the Wheal Martyn museum, where she meets Arthur Northey and Colin Knellor. They started working in the industry as boys of fourteen and as well as recounting stories from their lives working in clay, they tell Helen that they would welcome development on the brownfield sites where the clay mines once stood. From a viewing platform high above a quarry, Helen looks down at the lunar landscape of a working clay mine. Her guide is Ivor Bowditch who worked as a mine captain, then as a spokesperson for the china clay industry. He shows Helen what the mining company has done to regenerate the land after the clay has been taken from it. One of the main projects is a series of clay trails through the landscape, which Helen then explores with a group of walkers. Presented by Helen Mark and produced by Beth McLeod.

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In which our host explores the art of illusion and the Vegas-style magical thinking of the progressive left.


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From writer/director Andrew Klavan... In a world gone crazy, in a world gone mad, a strange new horde of mindless leftist zombies lurk in the shadows. These unthinking undead claim to support your fundamental freedom to think, say, believe and report any damn thing you think, say, believe and report, BUT!!!!


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Good news! Our optimistic host, Andrew Klavan, takes a look at President Obama's belief that no religion is responsible for terrorism. Sure, everywhere you look now days savages screaming Allahu Akbar are raping, murdering, decapitating and burning innocents, but hey, Christians did something bad way back a long time ago too!


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In which our daring host exposes the revolting truth about the 'Black Lives Matter' movement - that they don't really care about life at all.


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Mansion Ingles Podcast September2013 - Aprender gramática, pronunciación y vocabulario inglés  

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Hello once again and welcome to another Mansion Ingles podcast. This is podcast number 65 recorded for September 2013.

Este mes, en el nivel básico practicamos algunas frases con el gerundio, y también tenemos vocabulario de los grupos de palabras - word families.

En el nivel intermedio tenemos más ejemplos del uso de could, can y be able to y por vocabulario tenemos más confusing words; las palabras que se puede confundir.

In the advanced section, we practise more advanced collocations, and there's business vocabulary as usual, and a translation exercise, all to help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

En los podcasts mensuales hablamos de los temas, vocabulario y ejercicios que salen en nuestro cuaderno mensual. Así podáis practicar la pronunciación y repasar el material del cuaderno. Si quieres recibir gratis el cuaderno cada mes, ver la trascripción de este podcast o leer los anteriores, vete a y sigue los enlaces en la página principal.

Many thanks to Humberto Cordero for your email. Humberto vive en Chile y es aficionado a nuestros podcasts. Dice que ha aprendido mucho con La Mansión del Inglés y quiero decir muchas gracias a Humberto por su email y sus amables palabras.


Ok, let's start then with el nivel básico y las frases que llevan el gerundio, es decir el verbo con I-N-G. ¿Cómo se dice el verbo ver en inglés? - to see. ¿Y cuál es el gerundio del verbo see? - seeing. Repite; seeing también puede ser watch. La diferencía entre see y watch es que "watch" es mirar cosas o personas en movimiento. Entonces decimos watch a football match, watch TV etc. Puedes watch a film or see a film - ver una pelicular., pero si quieres preguntar a alguien si ha visto una peli, se pregunta con el see. Have you seen any good films recently? Did you see the film yesterday? Pero si estás mirando una pelicular ahora mismo, se dice watch. I'm watching a film. Repite: I'm watching a film. What film are you watching? Do you like watching horror films? (Nota que decimos horror films y no terror films.)

¿Cómo se dice escuchar en inglés? To listen. Repite: to listen. I'm listening to music. Nota la preposición TO con el verbo to listen. To listen TO something. Repite: listen to music. Listen to the radio. I'm listening to the radio. - I'm listening to a podcast - Do you like listening to rap music?

¿Cómo se dice jugar en inglés? - to play. ¿Entonces, qué es el gerundio del verbo play? - playing - Repite: playing. Do you like playing cards? Do you like playing tennis? I like playing football.

Se puede traducir el verbo hacer a make o do. Pero cuando preguntamos por las actividades y los deportes, usamos el verbo to do. Escucha: What do you like doing at the weekend? Tenemos dos verbos DO en este ejemplo. El primero es el verbo auxiliar do que necesitamos para hacer la pregunata en el timepo presente simple. Repite: What do you.....? What do you like doing? What do you like doing in the summer? Do you like going to the beach? Do you like doing sport? What do you like doing?

¿Cómo se dice nadar en inglés? to swim. ¿Y el gerundio? swimming. Repite: swimming. Do you like swimming? Do you like swimming in the sea?

¿Cómo se dice salir en inglés? to go out. ¿Y cuál es el gerundio? going out. Repite: going out. Do you like going out?  Do you like going out at night? Do you like going out to restaurants? Do you like going out with friends? Of course you do! I love going out.

¿Cómo se dice viajar? - to travel. ¿Y Cuál es el gerundio? travelling. Repite: travelling. Do you like travelling? Do you like travelling by train. Otro verbo que puedes emplear aquí en vez de like es enjoy (disfrutar). La gramática con el gerundio es lo mismo. Escucha: Do you enjoy travelling? Repite: Do you enjoy travelling? Do you enjoy travelling by train? Do you enjoy travelling by plane? I love travelling by plane, but I don't enjoy being in airports very much.

¿Cómo se dice levantarte en inglés - to get up. ¿Y cuál es el gerundio? - getting up. Repite: getting up. Do you like getting up early? I hate getting up early. I like getting up late. Especially at weekends.

Very good! ¡Muy bien! Ahora, continuamos con las familas, los grupos de palabras - Word families. Creo que te he dicho una vez que es un buen idea aprender el vocabulario en grupos, en familias. Es más fácil recordarlas. Escucha algunas palabras en grupos y repitelas.

twenty - thirty - forty - fifty - sixty - seventy - eighty - ninety

teach - teacher - football - footballer - compose -composer       - clean - cleaner - sing - singer - law - lawyer - drive - driver - write - writer

January - February - March - April - May - June       - July - August -  September - October - November - December

have - had - buy - bought - read - read - write - wrote - speak - spoke - see - saw - get - got - make - made - say - said - drink - drank

Spain - Spanish - France - French - Italy - Italian - Germany - German - Britain - British - Mexico - Mexican - Greece - Greek

Ok good, now moving on to the intermediate section, we practised some more examples of 'can', 'could' and 'be able to'.

'Can' and 'could' are modal auxiliary verbs. 'Be able to' is NOT an auxiliary verb (it uses the verb to be as a main verb).

Muchas veces en inglés empleamos to be able to or to be allowed to en lugar de "can". Solo podemos formar el can en el pasado - Es el 'could'. 'Can' en el pasado es 'could'. Si queremos poner 'can' en otros tiempos, hay que usar el 'to be able to' or 'to be allowed to'.

Listen and repeat some more examples with can, could, be able to and be allowed to.

I can drive. Repeat: I can drive. - I could drive when I was 18. - Repeat: I could drive when I was 18. - I'm not allowed to drive a bus. Repeat: I'm not allowed to drive a bus

I couldn't drive when I was 16. Repeat: I couldn't drive when I was 16. I've been able to drive since I was 18. Fíjate en la contracción. Listen: I have been able - I've been able. Repeat: I've been able - I've been able to drive. - I've been able to drive since I was 18.

Will you be able to drive? Repeat: Will you be able to drive?

He can play the guitar. Repeat: He can play the guitar. He could play the guitar when he was 10. Repeat: when he was 10 - play the guitar - He could play the guitar - He could play the guitar when he was 10.

Listen: We won't be able to go to the wedding. Repeat: go to the wedding - Won't be able to - We won't be able to go to the wedding.

She's not allowed to see him. Repeat: She's not allowed to see him. She can speak to him. Repeat: She can speak to him. But she's not allowed to see him.

Moving on to vocabulary in the intermediate section and we had some confusing words: We had keen, fond, appeal, fascinated, fancy and interested. Listen and repeat some examples:

I don’t fancy going out tonight. Fancy is more used in British English for the meaning of gustar or apetecer. Do you fancy going out? Repeat: Do you fancy going out? Do you fancy some pizza? What do you fancy doing tonight? Do you fancy seeing a film? What do you fancy? (¿Qué te apetece? o ¿Qué quieres tomar?) What do you fancy? - Repeat: What do you fancy? What do you fancy to drink?

If you fancy someone you are attracted to them sexually. I fancy that girl over there in the red dress. She's gorgeous! I really fancied you when we were at school together.

the verb appeal also means gustar, atraer. That house really appeals to me. Esa casa me gusta de verdad. Nota que appeal lleva la preposición to. Hay verbos que están casi siempre acompañados con una preposición fija. Se llaman dependent prepositions y en el caso de appeal, su dependent preposition es el 'to'. Appeal to - Repeat: It appeals to me. That holiday in Italy appeals to me. It doesn't appeal to me. A camping holiday doesn't appeal to me. I've been camping before, when I was younger, but now I'm older I prefer hotels. I want a comfortable bed. Sleeping in a tent just doesn't appeal to me anymore.

What's the dependent preposition of interested? I'm interested.....? Listen: I'm very interested in astronomy. What are you interested in? Repeat: What are you interested in? Are you interested in golf? I'm not interested in golf at all. It doesn't appeal to me.

When keen is used in the sense of aficionado, it also has a dependent preposition. Do you know it? It's keen on. I'm keen on tennis. I'm keen on cooking. I'm fond of it, I have a liking for it. Repeat: I'm keen on cooking. I'm very keen on Chinese food.

Episode #33 – Online Counselling, why aren't more of us doing it? With Therapist Clay Cockrell  

Today my guest is Clay Cockrell, LCSW, a therapist based in New York City.

Six years ago, Clay began his journey into the online world by the creation of Online Marital Counseling (, where he works with couples all over the world to improve and/or salvage their broken relationships. He and his clients have found it incredibly valuable, particularly when the couple is living apart (perhaps as expats) or having scheduling issues that prevent them from engaging in traditional couples counseling.

As Clay chatted to colleagues about the benefits of online counselling it became evident many didn't’ know what it was or liked the idea but were fearful or put off by the technological side.

In 2016 he founded – a listing directory with the mission of helping clients all over the world to find the therapist or life coach that will best meet their needs. The site also provides educational resources and podcasts to help counselors work online in an ethical, responsible and legal manner.

Whilst clearly savvy with technology, Clay is also one for the outdoors. He started his career as the creator of Walk and Talk Therapy ( Instead of meeting in a traditional office, he conducts counseling sessions while walking through Central Park in NY.

ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN and New York Times were interested in and Clay’s other endeavours as was I. So let’s see how we all wear it differently with Clay Cockrell.

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For more information on Clay and for his best self care tip, check out the show notes!

137: Finding a Fitness Plan that Works for You with Andrew Hannon  

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Andrew Hannon. Andrew is a personal trainer and fitness professional and golf fitness instructor with Premier Fitness Systems.

Andrew is a huge proponent of golf fitness and performance and believes that the general public can benefit from the techniques and concepts of golf fitness training through mobility, flexibility, and dynamic movement, while still combining traditional strength and athletic movements. Andrew’s view on health and fitness is not necessarily about looking ripped or toned year round with high-intensity workouts, but about a lifestyle change through active habits, maintainable nutritional choices, and a healthy mindset of self-worth.

Andrew loves working with all types of people and enjoys creating valuable interpersonal relationships that can help clients exceed their goals. He enjoys learning about his clients to ensure a fun, motivational and fulfilling workout.
Andrew Hannon’s Background

Andrew started as an athlete in a small town in Kansas where he participated in three sports in high school.
His sports career continued at Baker University where he played baseball and basketball.
During that time Andrew began to find his true passion for fitness and performance.
While majoring in Exercise Science his knowledge on fitness and health continued to grow.
Andrew is a TPI certified trainer and works with golfers of all levels from amateur, recreational, professional, as well as other individuals simply looking to move better and get stronger.

Highlights from this Episode

Andrew shares his background growing up as a baseball and basketball player ans how he ended up getting into the fitness business, eventually making his way to Arizona to specialize working with golfers.
We talk about some of the bigger pieces a golfer needs to pay attention to when thinking about golf fitness and mobility. Andrew looks at three main things whenever he starts consulting with a new client: how well they hinge, their pelvis, and what they do with their feet.
How to get clients to ‘buy in’ to working on certain movements that are really important to work on, but may not be quite as exciting as jumping right into lifting heavy weights.
Why people have such a resistance to warming up properly when they get to the range or course. Andrew sees so many golfers who have injured themselves, and it can largely be prevented with a decent warm up. We talk about a few simple exercises that anyone can do before they start swinging a club.
To see some of Andrew's warm-up videos, go to his Instagram feed.
We talk about Andrew’s three main pillars of health and fitness, and how everyone can apply them to live a better life. They are:

create active habits
maintainable nutritional choices
a healthy mindset of self-worth.

We discuss the importance of finding something that interests you and that specifically addresses what you want, need, will adhere to in order to become your best self and enjoy the process of getting better!

Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?
Happy Gilmore
What would be your walk up song to the tee? 
Nelly – Country Grammar
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with, and where?
Jackie Robinson at Eagle Bend in Lawrence, Kansas
What has you most excited moving forward into 2017?
We just had our first golf performance workshop at PFS, and it was really successful. I’m looking forward to doing more of them, and learning more as I go.
Where to find Andrew Hannon:


Instagram: @Ando_pfs
Other links from this episode:
Episode 111: Inspiring change through passion, innovation, and movement with Brandon Harris & Greg McLean of PFS

February 2013  

 Aprender ingles gratis con La Mansion del Ingles. Un podcast para mejorar la gramatica, el vocabulario y la pronunciacion del ingles. Una leccion del ingles con ejemplos y ejercicios.

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Hello once again and welcome to another Mansion Ingles podcast. This is podcast number 58 recorded for February 2013.

Este mes, en el nivel básico vamos a practicar algunos frases con los verbos, y también vocabulario sobre el tiempo. The weather. En el nivel intermedio practicamos vocabulario de la compra - Shopping.

There are some more idioms to study in the advanced section along with vocabulary about lies and deception. There's business vocabulary as usual, and of course many more ideas and resources to help you improve your English and take it to the next level.

En los podcasts mensuales hablamos de los temas, vocabulario y ejercicios que salen en nuestro cuaderno mensual. Así podáis practicar la pronunciación y repasar el material del cuaderno. Si quieres recibir gratis el cuaderno cada mes, ver la trascripción de este podcast o leer los anteriores, vete a y sigue los enlaces en la página principal.

Ok so, let's begin then as usual with el nivel básico. En el primer ejercicio del nivel básico, habían algunas colocaciones con verbos y sustantivos. Escucha y repite:

to go abroad - abroad significa en el extranjero. Escucha: abroad. Repite: Abroad - to go abroad.  I go abroad every year. I went abroad for Christmas. Did you go abroad last year?

to buy souvenirs. Souvenirs son recuerdos. Escucha: souvenirs. Repite: souvenirs. to buy souvenirs. I buy souvenirs. When I go abroad, I buy souvenirs.

to rent an apartment. - alquiler un piso. apartment es una palabra en el inglés americano. ¿Cómo se dice piso en el inglés britanico? - flat. Repite: flat - to rent a flat. Apartment - to rent an apartment. I want to rent an apartment.

Escucha: to take photos. Repite: photos - take photos. I like taking photos. Did you take any photos?

Escucha: To go for a walk - nota como las palabras for y a se juntan - go for a walk - Repite: walk - for a - for a walk - go for a walk. I often go for a walk after lunch.

Escucha: to have a good time. Repite: time - good time - have a good time. We have a good time. Yesterday we had a good time. Are you having a good time?

to walk around the town. Repite: the town - around - around the town - walk around the town. We love walking around the town.

Escucha: to go by car. Repite: car - by car - go by car - we go to work by car. I went by car. I like going by car.

Escucha: to stay in a hotel. Repite: hotel - in a - in a hotel - stay in a hotel - We stayed in a hotel - Where did you stay? We stayed in a hotel. Did you stay with friends? No, we stayed in a hotel.

Very good! ¿Muy bien!

Luego, hemos practiacado vocabulario sobre el tiempo. ¿Cómo se dice 'hace frio' en inglés? - It's cold. Repite: It's cold.

 ¿Cómo se dice nieve en inglés? - snow. Repite: snow. It snows in winter. Does it snow in winter? Does it snow in Valencia? No, it doesn't. Does it snow in Chicago? Yes, it does.

¿Cómo se dice, 'Hace calor'? - It's hot. Repite: It's hot. It's very hot. It's really hot today.

¿Cómo se dice very very very hot? - It's boiling! Phew, it's boiling in here! - It's boiling today.

¿Cómo se dice niebla en inglés? fog - F-O-G fog - y ¿Qué es el adjetivo? - foggy - It's foggy - It's foggy outside. I can't see, it's foggy.

¿Cómo se dice lluvia en inglés? - rain. repite: rain. Esta lluviendo - it's raining. Repite: It's raining.

¿Cómo se dice 'soleado' en inglés? - sunny. Repite: sunny - It's sunny - Is it sunny? Is it sunny in Valencia? - Yes, it is. It's very sunny.


Ok, moving on to the intermediate section, we practised some vocabulary connected to shopping. Let's see if you can remember the vocabulary if I read the definitions. For example, What's the name of the place, in a clothes shop, where you try on clothes before buying them? It's the...... fitting room. Repeat. the fitting room - Excuse me, where's the fitting room? Can I try this on? Yes sir, the fitting room is over there.

What does the shop assistant usually stand behind? A shop assistant usually stands behind the...... counter. Repeat: counter.

If clothes are the correct size, we say that you. If they look good on you, we say that they.....suit you. Repeat: It fits you. Does it fit you? Yes it fits me. - Does it suit me? - Yes, it suits you very well.

What do we call the time of year when shops reduce the price of their goods? This time of year is known as the.... sales. Repeat: sales.  The sales are on in Valencia at the moment. During this time you can very often find good Repeat: bargains. or gangas - bargains - Where did you find that bargain? Repeat: Where did you find that bargain? -  I found it in the sales.

Ok, which two things can you put your shopping in, in a supermarket? Well, if you don't have a lot of shopping, you can put it in a....basket - una cesta. A shopping basket. Repeat: A shopping basket. But if you have a lot of shopping, you'll probably need a ....trolley, a shopping trolley, or a shopping cart as they say in the US. You've probably seen the words "shopping cart" on internet web sites like Amazon, for example. Repeat: basket. Can I have a basket? - trolley - Excuse me, where are the trolleys?

Finally, what's the area of the supermarket called where you pay for your goods? It's called the ....checkout. Repeat: checkout.

Excellent! - Well done!

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There were more idioms this month in the advanced section. Let's see if you can remember the idioms if I say the Spanish equivalent. For example, ser pan comido. Do you remember this idiom in English? It's "A piece of cake.". Repeat: A piece of cake. The exam was a piece of cake. I was nervious before the job interview, but in the end it was a piece of cake.

The next one was más muerto que mi abuela. - "(To be) as dead as a doornail." Repeat. as dead as a doornail. I think I've killed this spider, it's as dead as a doornail.

Then we had the idiom Por los pelos. Do you remember the English? Something about teeth. - "By the skin of our teeth."  or by the skin of my teeth. Repeat: by the skin of my teeth - I passed the exam by the skin of my teeth. They got to the airport late and they caught the plane by the skin of their teeth.

Our next idiom was llevar las riendas. -  "(To be) in the driver's seat." Huge consumer demand for electricity has put energy companies in the driver's seat. - in control.

How do you say "Estar por buen camino" in English? - " To be on the right track."  Repeat: on the right track. Now we're on the right track. We made some mistakes in the beginning, but now we're on the right track.

And finally, Esto es el colmo - Do you remember? "This is the last straw." Repeat: the last straw. It was the last straw.  He came home drunk at 5 o'clock in the morning and that was the last straw.

Listen to the idioms again and repeat them:

A piece of cake. (To be) as dead as a doornail. By the skin of our teeth. (To be) in the driver's seat. (To be) on the right track. This is the last straw.

Also in the advanced section, there were some words connected to lies and deception. For example. if you are frank with someone you are honest and sincere with them. For example, "She gave a frank opinion of my work." - "I'll be frank with you." "To be perfectly frank, I don't think it's good enough." Repeat. Let me be frank with you. - To be perfectly frank I don't believe you.

If something is trumped up, it's false or fabricated (fabricado, inventado). trumped up often collocates with 'charges'. He was arrested on trumped up charges. Repeat: trumped up charges. He was arrested on trumped up charges.

Counterfeit money is false or fake money. It's not real. This 50 euro note is counterfeit. The cashier would not accept the payment because it was made with counterfeit money. Repeat: counterfe

February 2011  

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Hello! How are you? I’m fine. Thank you for downloading this Mansión Inglés podcast, recorded for February 2011.

En el nivel básico este mes hemos tenido vocabulario en distintos grupos como los adjetivos, los idiomas, los colores etc. Escucha y repite los grupos y las palabras:

adjectives – small; big; cheap; expensive; strong; weak

ordinal numbers (los numeros ordinales)first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth. Su habitación esta en el septimo planta. - Your room is on the 7th floor. Repeat: the 7th floor - on the 7th floor - Your room is on the 7th floor. - Vivo en la segunda planta. - I live on the 2nd floor. Repeat: the 2nd floor – on the 2nd floor - I live on the 2nd floor

Next was the preposition group – las preposiciónes. ¿Te acuerdas de las preposiciones? - Do you remember any prepositions? – on – en español “en” “ponlo en la mesa o ponlo sobre la mesa – put it on the table - put it on the table. Repeat: on the table – put it – put it – put it on – los sonidos se juntan. No se dice “put it on” se dice “putiton”. Repeat: put it on – put it on the table.

La preposición in también puede significar “en” for example en Japón – in Japan – Está en una reunión, está reunido – He’s in a meeting. Repeat: a meeting – in a – in a meeting – He’s in a meeting.

Between – entre, entre 80 y 100 invitados. - Between 80 and 100 guests – Nada podrá separarnos – nothing can come between us.

The preposition at – No me llames a la oficina. - Don’t phone me at the office – me sonrió. - He smiled at me.

Another group (otro grupo) was surnames – apellidos. Tu nombre de pila, in English, is your first name. Repeat: first name. What’s your first name o What’s your name? Your apellido is your family name or surname. Repeat: surname.

The next group was colours. Listen to the colours in Spanish and say the English translation before I do. Escucha a los colores en español y di la traducción en inglés antes que lo digo yo. Ready? ¿Listo?

Rojo – red; rosa – pink: verde – green; marrón – brown, negro – black; amarillo – yellow; blanco – white; azúl – blue; naranja – orange

Los verbos auxiliares – auxiliary verbs. Repite: Do – Where do you live? - Can – can you speak Spanish? – does – Where does your husband work? – Have – Have you been to London?

Los verbos principales – speak – hablar – play – jugar – write – escribir – eat – comer etc.

What are the four seasons in English? - ¿Qué son los cuatro estaciones en ingés? ¿Invierno? – winter, ¿verano? – summer, ¿primavera? – spring, and ¿otoño? – autumno or fall. Se dice autumn A-U-T-U-M-N en el inglés Británico y fall – F-A-L-L en el inglés americano.

Another Group was languages. A person from Spain speaks Spanish. A person from England speaks English. A person from Italy? Speaks Italian. What does a person from Sweden speak? Swedish. Someone from Germany speaks German. A person from France speaks French. Someone from Russia speaks Russian and someone from Holland speaks Dutch. A person from Brazil speaks Portuguese, and so does someone from Portugal.

Another group was public buildings – los edificios publicos. ¿Como se dice la oficina de correos en ingles? How do you say correos en inglés? It’s the post office. Repeat: The post office. Excuse me, where’s the post office?

La comisaría, la estación de policía is the police station. Repeat: The police station. Excuse me, where’s the police station?

Ayuntamiento is the town hall. Repeat: the town hall

La biblioteca – the library Repeat: the library. Excuse me where’s the library?

El hospital - The hospital. Repeat: Hospital. ?Donde esta el hospital? Where’s the hospital? Please take me to the hospital.

Next we studied a bit of grammar – También hemos practicado un poco de gramática. Escucha y repite las frases para practicar la pronunciación y la entonación.

Escucha y repite:

Whose is this iPod?  Whose – de quién - Whose is this iPod?  iPod = iPod, iPad = iPad

It’s mine. – Es mio - It’s mine.

His sister is 23 years old. She’s 23. No se dice X”she has 23”X eso es Spanglish. Ella tiene 23 años – “She’s 23” or “She’s 23 years old.” Repeat: “She’s 23” “She’s 23 years old.” I’m 47. How old are you? - How old are you? Repeat: How old are you?

Who’s that woman?  El “who” y el “is” se juntan – Who’s. !Ojo¡ - de quién whose – W-H-O-S-E y la contraciónd de “Who is” = who’s – W-H-O’-S la pronunciation es la misma. Repeat: Who’s that woman?  - She’s David’s boss.

Have you ever been to Italy? - ¿alguna vez has estado en Italia? – Repeat: Have you ever…Have you ever been…Have you ever been to France? Nota que se dice TO France y no XinX France. Repeat: Have you ever been to Paris? Have you ever been to Rome? Have you ever been to Greece? Have you ever been to Scotland? Yes, I have. No, I haven’t.

Pepito hates going to the beach. Despues de los verbos hate = odiar, love = querer, amar, like = gustar etc, es común poner un gerundio. Repeat: I hate going to the beach; I love cooking at the weekend; I like listening to music.

What did you do last night?   Repeat: Last night – do last night – didyou – didyou – What didyou - What did you do last night?  

I’m a vegetarian. Vegetarian tiene 5 silabas Escucha: ve-ge-TA-ri-an. ¿Qué silaba lleva el stress? Qué se oye lo más fuerte? vegetarian. Es la tercera – the third syllable. Listen and repeat: ve-ge-TA-ri-an -  ve-ge-TA-ri-an Are you a vegetarian? I’m a vegetarian. I don’t want any meat. No quiero carne – Repeat: meat - any meat. - want any meat. - don’t want any meat. - I don’t want any meat. - I don’t want any meat.

What would you like to drink? Repeat:  drink - to drink (no se dice ‘too’, se dice ‘te’. Repite: to drink - like to drink? – would - would you - What would you - What would you like to drink? - What would you like to drink?

I’ll have a beer, please. Repeat: – a beer - I’ll have a beer - I’ll have a beer -I’ll have a beer, please. - I’ll have a Coke, please. - I’ll have a whiskey, please. - I’ll have a glass of wine, please.

In the intermediate section this month, we studied some common collocations. Listen and repeat to practise pronunciation.

To make a cancellation means to cancel (cancelar). I’d like to make a cancellation. Hello, I’m phoning to make a cancellation.

To make certain of something means to check that something is correct – to make sure. – I just wanted to make certain. I’d like to make absolutely certain that it will be ready on Tuesday.

To take a chance means to try something risky (correr un riesgo) I’ll take a chance. I’m not sure he’ll be in his office, but I’ll take a chance. You’re taking a chance flying with Ryan Air you know!

To make a claim – reclamar. I’d like to make a claim. If you want to make a claim, please fill in this form.

To make a complaint means quejarse “I’d like to make a complaint. Can I speak to the manager? Excuse me, who should I speak to to make a complaint?

To make a concession (una concesión). I think we should make a concession and meet them halfway.

To make contact with someone means to establish communication with them. They made contact with us by email. Have you made contact with him yet?

To make demands on someone means exigir. In my opinion, they’re making excessive demands. They’re making a lot of demands on us.

To make a discovery is to discover something. She made a wonderful    discovery last week. Scientists have made an important discovery.

To make an enquiry means to ask. Excuse me, I’d like to make an enquiry. Hello, I’m calling to make some enquiries about your new products

November 2010  

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Hello and welcome to another Mansion Ingles Podcast from Recorded for November 2010.

We started this month’s Newsletter with some more essential English expressions – Hemos empezado el cuaderno de este mes con más frases claves que vas a necesitar para defenderte en inglés- Escucha y repite las expresiones. Repite varios veces y intenta imitar la entonación.

Buenos días - Good morning – good morning

¿Qué tal?- How are you? – howa – howa you? – howa you?

Bien, gracias. - Fine, thanks. – fine thanks 

Hasta luego - See you later Hay 3 palabras SEE YOU LATER, pero el YOU se dice muy débil. Escucha y repite: ya – ya - seeya – later – later – seeya – seeya later – seeya later

¿Cómo te llamas? - What’s your name? Hay 4 palabras – WHAT IS YOUR NAME. – el WHAT y el IS se juntan escucha: WHAT IS = what’s repeat: what’s. YOUR se dice muy débil. Escucha: ye - repeat: ye. What’s ye – what’s ye name? Ahora con entonación. Repite: What’s ye name? - What’s ye name? 

Me llamo……… - My name’s….. Hay 3 palabras MY NAME IS…., pero normalmente el IS se junta con el NAME para hacer una contracción. Escucha y repite: My name is = my name’s – My name’s Craig. Hi, my name’s Juan. Hello, my name’s Luis. What’s your name?

Mucho gusto. - Nice to meet you - Nice to meet you. Aquí hay 4 palabras NICE TO MEET YOU. El TO se dice como /te/. Escucha – Nicete - Nicete meet you. Escucha y repite: meet you – nicete – nicete meet you – nice to meet you.

Good! – ¡bueno! - Let’s move on to our list of irregular verbs. Vamos a seguir con la lista de verbos irregulares. La última lista de los verbos irregulares comunes.

¿Qué es el verbo coger en inglés? Bueno, en America latino creo que tiene una significa vulgar como to fuck en ingles. Creo que se usa el verbo agarrar para no crear confusión. Pero en España, coger normalmente es To take Escucha y repite: take – took –taken– con ‘n’. Repeat: take – took –taken. Please take some cake. I took the last train home. – Have you taken your holiday yet? Dar y coger = give and take.

Next is the verb  enseñar – to teach repeat: teach – taught – taught. El sonido vocal es /au/ - taught. Repite: taught – como bought, caught and thought. I taught tennis years ago. Have you taught children? How many hours do you teach?

El verbo decir is to tell. Listen; tell – told – told. Los verbos Tell y say tiene casi la misma significación. La diferencia es que un objeto directo sigue inmediatamente al verbo tell. Tell metell us etc. El verbo say nunca sigue un objeto. Es normalmente seguido por that (que) o el estilo indirecto. - I told him my name = Yo le conte a el mi nombre. - He told us your name =  El nos contó tu nombre. - Then she said "I love you" = Entonces ella dijo "te amo".  

¿Qué es el verbo pensar en ingles? - to think. Y qué es el pasado del verbo think? – It’s thought. El mismo sonido vocal del verbo taught. Repite: think – thought – thought - /au/ thought. I thought about you – Pensé en ti. – I don’t think so – no lo creo. Repite: I don’t think so. – Do you think so? I don’t think so. What are you thinking about? ¿Qué estas pensando? I’ve thought about you a lot.

Next is the verb understand or entender in Spanish. Repeat: understand – understood - understood. I’m sorry I don’t understand – lo siento, no entiendo – I’m sorry, I don’t understand. Do you understand? – I understood you perfectly. Do you understand Spanish? Yes, I understand, but I can’t speak it.

How do you say despertarse in English? To wake – aunque to wake es un verbo principal, es más común decir to wake up. Wake up es un verbo frasal -  a phrasal verb – un verbo compuesto con dos partes. Repite: wake up – el pasado es woke up. What time did you wake up today? I woke up at 7. What time do you usually wake up?  So, wake – woke – woken Repite: wake – woke – woken. Good!

Now, llevar puesto in English is to wear. Repite: wear –wore–worn. Escucha y repite los sonido vocales: /ea/ wear – /or/ - wore - /or/ worn – con ‘N’. What do you wear  for work? What did you wear yesterday? I wore my brown shirt. What are you wearing tonight? ¿Qué te vas a poner esta noche? – Have you worn your new shoes yet?

Next is the verb ganar en ingles – to win. Repeat: win – won – won. He usually wins. Did you win the competition? Manchester United won yesterday. How much money have you won? ¡Ojo! Se utiliza el verbo ganar en español para hablar del trabajo y los sueldos. ¿Cuánto ganas al mes? Pero en inglés hay otro verbo – to earn. How much money do you earn? I earn a good salary – gano un buen sueldo. She earns a lot of money. So earn money and win a competition. Earn a good salary and win the lottery.

And finally, the verb escribir – write – W-R-I-T-E. Repeat: write – wrote – written. Otra vez write – wrote – written. I write a lot of emails. How do you write your name? I wrote to my insurance company. How many words have you written? I’m thinking of writing a book.

¡Muy bien! Ahora escucha de nuevo y intenta decir la segunda y tercera forma del verbo antes que lo digo yo. Ready? ¿Listo?




























Very good! Well done! ¡Muy bien! – y con el verbo to write hemos terminado nuestra lista de los verbo irregulares en inglés. El mes que viene vamos hacer un pequeño ‘test’ de los verbos que hemos estudiado durante los últimos meses, así que si quieres repasar los verbos, consulta los cuadernos anteriores en hemos empezado estudiar los verbos irregulares en el mes de abril 2010.

Ahora escucha y repite algunas frases con los verbos de este mes en un contexto. Si te resulta más fácil, utiliza el botón de pausa en tu reproductor de mp3.

Primero, revisamos un poco de vocabulario

¿Como se dice despertar en inglés? – to wake up 

¿Cómo se dice correo electronico? – email 

¿Cómo se dice galleta en inglés? – biscuit – y en el inglés Americano? – cookie.

¿Cómo se dice el precio? – the price 

¿Cómo se dice camisa? - shirt 

Ahora escucha y repite las frases:

What time did you wake up this morning? - What time did you wake up this morning?

Did Barcelona win yesterday? - Did Barcelona win yesterday?

I don’t write many emails. - I don’t write many emails.

Who took the last biscuit? - Who took the last biscuit?

Have you taught Tai Chi before? - Have you taught Tai Chi before?

Did she tell you the price? - Did she tell you the price?

I’m sorry, I don’t understand - I’m sorry, I don’t understand

I don’t think so. - I don’t think so.

I can’t wear that shirt, I wore it yesterday. - I can’t wear that shirt, I wore it yesterday.

Moving on to the intermediate section, and in last month’s podcast, in October, we looked at strong or extreme adjectives  - freezing, filthy, enormous, exhausted etc. Remember? Now, this month, let’s look at the order of adjectives before a noun – el orden de los adjetivos.

Remember, it’s the opposite to Spanish. Not the car red – el coche o carro rojo, but the red car. Not the girl beautiful – la chica guapa o linda, but the beautiful girl.

And the order of adjectives before a noun in English is stricter – más

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Ep.42 Andrew Griffiths on Using Authenticity to Becoming a 12-time Best Selling Author  

My guest in this week’s episode bought his first business at the age of 18 and has since gone on to become known as Australia’s #1 small business and entrepreneurial author. Andrew Griffiths’ books have sold in over 60 countries around the world, and one has sold over two million copies. Andrew continues to write prolifically, and contributes articles for a host of illustrious companies including Telstra,, HP and CBS. He is also the Publish Mentor for Key Person of Influence in Australia, and has been for the last five years.








Andrew is a renowned public speaker, having delivered keynote speeches at hundreds of events globally, and been hosted by huge platforms including TedX, Sky Business and Good Morning NZ. His work as a thought leader and serial entrepreneur has led to him running a seven-figure business, and in this conversation Andrew explains how you can effectively communicate and engage with your audience by tapping into your authentic message and true voice.


In this episode we really get into:

Andrew’s love of animals and the time he was held hostage by a monkey
How everything changed when Andrew wrote his first book, 101 Ways to Market Your Business
Nearly going bust and having to put his business through voluntary administration
How Andrew has overseen the publication of over 300 books with the KPI programme
Managing the complexity of such a vast business by using routines and rituals
The benefits of old-school marketing versus new social media techniques
The communication techniques that Andrew used to increase his sales by 800% in one week
How Andrew leveraged the thought leadership model and measures success across his business ventures
Managing time and setting aside a part of the day to deal with the unexpected
The practical and rational arguments as to why you should be brave enough to listen to your intuition
Using authenticity to better communicate and engage with an audience


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Planet Perfecto Podcast 225 ft. Paul Oakenfold & Andrew Rayel  

Official Weekly Podcast from Paul Oakenfold
Playlist: Episode 225
01  Rui Da Silva feat. Wesley Steed - Sunrise (Paige Remix) - Perfecto
02  Bingo Players - Nothing To Say - (Original Mix) - Hysteria Records
03  Nicky Romero & Vicetone – Let Me Feel (Fedde Le Grande Remix) - Protocol
04  Troubled Universe - This Is the Place (Original Mix) - WKND
05  BYNON & Domeno feat. Alice Berg - Golden Hearts (Dannic Edit) - Revealed
06  Michael Woods - Tequila Nites (Original Mix) - Armada
07  Axwell /\ Ingrosso – Something New (Club Extended Mix) - Axtone
Guest Mix:  Andrew Rayel
01  Andrew Rayel - Followed by Darkness ( Find Your Harmony 2015 Intro Mix ) - Armada
02  Arisen Flame & Driftmoon - Live Your Dream (Original Mix) - ASOT
03  Andrew Rayel feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn - One In A Million (Club Mix) - Armind
04  Mark Sixma - Vendetta (Original Mix) - Armind
05  Faithless - Insomnia (Andrew Rayel Bootleg) - CDR
06  Andrew Rayel vs. MarLo vs. Bobina feat. One Republic - If I Lose My Space BOOM (Andrew Rayel Rebuild) - CDR
07  Armin van Buuren & Andrew Rayel feat. Sharon del Adel - In and Out of Intense (Andrew Rayel Mashup) - Armada
08  Andrew Rayel feat. Christian Burns - Miracles (Club Mix) - Armind
09  Andrew Rayel & Clavin Haris & Alesso - Dark Warrior Under Control (Andrew Rayel Rebuild) - CDR
10  Andrew Rayel feat. Alexandra Badoi - Goodbye (Club Mix) - Armind
11  Armin van Buuren & Andrew Rayel & Axwell - I'm Sending My EIFORYA (Andrew Rayel Mashup) -CDR
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#5: Andrew Warner | The Most Successful People *All* Have This One Trait  

What do the most successful people all have in common?

Are they smarter than everyone else? Do they work harder? Are they just luckier?

In this episode of Deconstructing Success, we'll talk to someone who has an answer to this question...and I'd bet a lot of money that it's not what you think it is : )

As the founder and host of the massively popular Mixergy courses, masterclasses and podcast series, Andrew Warner has interviewed over 1,000 entrepreneurs...

...including the founders of companies like AirBNB, Wikipedia, Reddit, Dropbox, yCombinator and Zappos, to name a few)...

...asking them uncomfortable questions to dig deep into their success and failures.

I asked Andrew to come o so we could learn more about his story, experiences, habits and influences.

And I also wanted to discover what some of the biggest lessons he’s learned from doing those 1,000+ interviews.

Were there any patterns? Any “major keys? Any shortcuts?

And he gave me even more than I was hoping for!

Some of the things you’ll learn in this wide-ranging interview are:

* how to overcome information overload
* the best way to tell someone they're wrong
* why believing in yourself can be a "million dollar difference"
* lessons from Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuck, Jason Fried, Barbara Corcoran and other inspiring guests.
* what to do when you burn out and stop being creative

We’ll cover all of that (and so much more) in this exclusive interview with Mixergy's own Andrew Warner in Episode #5!

5 Big Things You'll Learn in This Episode:

* What happened when someone offered him $1 million for something and he asked for $2 million because he believed he was entitled to it.

* Why he believes that everyone should care about their legacy and what you can do about yours.

* The biggest takeaways and greatest lessons he learned from:

- Seth Godin, Author
- Mike McDermott, FreshBooks
- Barbara Corcoran, SharkTank
- Catherine Minshew, The Muse
- Brian Chesky, AirBNB
- Jason Fried, Basecamp
- Salman Khan, Khan Academy
- Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia
- Ryan Hoover, ProductHunt
- Laura Roedher, Edgar
- Gary Vaynerchuk, Vayner Media

* The one (surprising!) trait that every single one of the most successful people in the world have in common. Andrew gives examples of this trait in action for people Gary V, Brian Chesky and others.

* The simple ways that Andrew overcomes information overload by focusing on stories and not just facts and lessons.

5 Big Questions I Ask Andrew in Our Interview:

* Did she give you two-million dollars?
* How do you overcome limiting beliefs in your life?
* What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
* With your first company, how did you go from success to selling to burning out?
* Should we share our failures and vulnerabilities with other people?

5 Fast Facts About Andrew Warner:

* Andrew is the founder of Mixergy, a site where founders help each other by telling their stories and teaching what they do best.
* He once said that he created Mixergy in part because, " my 20s, with no outside funding, I co-founded a business that reached $30+ million in annual sales. Mixergy is the source I wish I had."
* Before starting Mixergy, he was a 21 year-old who created a $38.5 million dollar business by returning his J.Crew clothes * (the QuickSprout story mentioned in the interview).
* That company was also known for launching, an online game site that offered the chance at the world's first billion dollar jackpot.
* FUN FACT: Andrew was the person that urged me to start the Deconstructing Success podcast, gave me advice and what I have learned from Andrew and his IYH team has been instrumental in getting this project off the ground and our initial traction and success!

Complete Show Notes:

* Why Andrew makes up something “really boring” when someone asks them what he does...and why he tells doctors that he’s a reporter. [4:35]

What happened when he discovered the word “entrepreneur” as a child and how it changed his life forever. [6:00]

* Andrew talks about the ineffective marketing “strategy” he used with his first business (that was based out of fear) and why it led him to vow to “never punk out on selling” again in his life. [6:42]

* Why he and his brother kept trying different businesses and ideas. And how growing his mailing list led to his first major business success with online greeting cards. [7:33]

* Why he believes that he’s “nothing” unless he’s something great and wants to measure up to people like Andrew Carnegie and Napoleon Hill. [8:58]

* How terrible insomnia as a kid led him to reading all the t

Marketing Partnerships: How to Extend Your Reach With Content Collaboration  

Do you create great content other businesses might find interesting? Have you considered collaborating with other brands? To learn how to create marketing partnerships with content, I interview Andrew Davis. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It's designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing. In this episode I interview Andrew Davis, author of Brandscaping: Unleashing the Power of Partnerships. He's also a popular speaker. Andrew explores the why and how of marketing partnerships with content. You'll discover the importance of creating marketing partnerships, as well as how to find the best partners and the keys to a successful collaboration. Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below. Listen Now You can also subscribe via iTunes, RSS, or Stitcher. Here are some of the things you'll discover in this show: Marketing Partnerships What led Andrew to write a book on marketing partnerships Andrew studied TV and film at Boston University, and got a job right out of school producing two public affairs programs. From there he freelanced as a producer for programs, such as the Today Show and Weekend Today. After the first dot-com boom, Andrew followed the path of some of his friends into the marketing world. While working at startups, Andrew realized that if you created great content, like television producers did, you actually would inspire people to buy stuff. He figured if he could apply those principles in the marketing world, he could really be successful. He then partnered with James Cosco, a journalist, who also went to BU. They started an agency called Tippingpoint Labs, and grew it until 2012, when Andrew sold his share in the business and wrote Brandscaping. Andrew has since been traveling the world, speaking and helping people find the right kinds of partnerships and rethink marketing. Listen to the show to hear about Andrew's background as a producer, and how the skills he developed prepared him for work in marketing. The meaning of brandscaping Andrew says that brandscaping is leveraging the audiences of others for the benefit of both partners. In the digital age everybody has an audience, whether it's on social media or through email. If you partner with other brands and create valuable content that they would want to proactively send to their audience, then there is no need to buy access to the media. Listen to the show to find out how our podcast is a brandscape.  The benefits of partnering Andrew explains that there are three simple benefits to partnering: it's better, faster and cheaper. It's better. As marketers, we can create better content if we're willing to partner with others who know the audience perhaps even better than we do. It's faster. Most content marketing is a slow-grow strategy. But brands that partner with other brands see much more rapid success with the content they create. It's cheaper. It's much less expensive to share with other audiences than it is to advertise. If you're nervous about partnering with a brand, Andrew suggests you find a person who is a known talent and who already has access to your audience. Listen to the show to discover how to partner with talent. Examples of content collaborations Andrew shares examples of some great marketing partnerships. When Converse (the athletic shoe company) was trying to rebuild their brand, their CMO Geoff Cottrill realized they got the most traction when celebrities wore their shoes and they ended up in a magazine. Since it was too expensive to buy access to celebs, Geoff figured they should look for the next big thing. So he partnered with Guitar Center, because they have access to wanna-be musicians. They built a studio in Brooklyn,

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Week #012 Review, Tuesday  

parola = word

verita' = truth

bugia = lie

piu' tardi = later

in ritardo = late

stamattina = this morning

stasera = this evening

soldi = money

meglio = better

peggio = worse

tutto = all, everything

dopo = after

come = how

Il presidente viene domani. = The president comes tomorrow.

Gli studenti vengono tardi. = The students come late.

La madre tiene il bambino. = The mother holds the baby.

Noi veniamo stasera. = We come tonight.

Gli insegnanti vengono alla scuola. = The teachers come to school.

Io vengo piu' tardi. = I come later.

Tu tieni i soldi. = You hold the money.

Chi viene stamattina? = Who comes this morning?

Voi venite con il cane. = You come with the dog.

Loro tengono le mele rosse. = They hold the red apples.

dare = to give

io do = I give

tu dai = you give (informal)

Lei da = you give (formal)

lui/lei da = he/she gives

noi diamo = we give

voi date = you give (plural)

loro danno = they give

stare = to be

io sto = I am

tu stai = you are (informal)

Lei sta = you are (formal)

lui/lei sta = he/she is

noi stiamo = we are

voi state = you are (plural)

loro stanno = they are

Come state? = How are all of you?

Tu dai la banana all'uomo. = You give the banana to the man.

Loro danno la carta al dentista. = They give the paper to the dentist.

Quando date la mela all'insegnante? = When do you give the apple to the teacher?

Come stanno i ragazzi da Roma? = How are the boys from Rome?

Noi diamo le fragole alle ragazze. = We give the strawberries to the girls.

La donna sta meglio o peggio? = Is the woman better or worse?

Luigi da I soldi al dottore. = Luigi gives the money to the doctor.

Quante mele diamo al bambino? = How many apples do we give the child?

Come stai stamattina? = How are you this morning?

dire = to say, to tell

io dico = I say

tu dici = you say (informal)

Lei dice = you say (formal)

lui/lei dice = he/she says

noi diciamo = we say

voi dite = you say (plural)

loro dicono = they say

Il bambino dice una parola. = The baby says a word.

Le sorelle dicono le bugie. = The sisters tell lies.

Chi dice la parola? = Who says the word?

Voi dite tutta la verita'. = You say all of the truth.

Io dico sempre la verita'. = I always say the truth.

Lei dice una bugia? = Are you telling a lie?

Lui non dice la verita'. = He doesn't tell the truth.

Che dice lei? = What is she saying?

Lesson #060, Friday  

dire = to say, to tell

io dico = I say

tu dici = you say (informal)

Lei dice = you say (formal)

lui/lei dice = he/she says

noi diciamo = we say

voi dite = you say (plural)

loro dicono = they say

Il bambino dice una parola. = The baby says a word.

Le sorelle dicono le bugie. = The sisters tell lies.

Chi dice la parola? = Who says the word?

Voi dite tutta la verita'. = You say all of the truth.

Io dico sempre la verita'. = I always say the truth.

Lei dice una bugia? = Are you telling a lie?

Lui non dice la verita'. = He doesn't tell the truth.

Che dice lei? = What is she saying?

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