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TGR 05.30.16. Tom Slick and Friends in High Places  

This week's podcast looks at wealthy philanthropist Tom Slick and his connection to the search for the Abominable Snowman, as well as a mysterious Chilean UFO conspiracy theory.

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Slick Bracer 01 - A Four Star Murder!  

Get ready for the Summer of Slick, as Decoder Ring Theatre proudly presents a full set of Erik Deckers' Slick Bracer, starring Peter Nicol as Slick! Action thrills! Mysterious chills! And the DRT ensemble having fun trying to bust up poor Peter in the middle of his lines. Good times! This week: one dead restaurateur and five or six desperately unlikely suspects somehow adds up to.... A Four Star Murder!

Slick Bracer 05 - The Giant Nap  

Your standard-issue tough-taling, hard-as-nails private eye doesn't get to solve a lot of murders. Those tend to go to the cops, and even Metropolisville's Finest notice a little thing like unrequested help from their old pal Slick Bracer. But when the murder hasn't quite happened yet, and a big fat fee is one the table, just about anything is possible... including Slick taking... The Giant Nap!

El sótano - Especial Big Maybelle (II) - 20/07/17  

Segunda y última parte de nuestro homenaje a Big Maybelle. Un doble CD editado por Acrobat Music recoge las 53 canciones que “la reina madre del soul” grabó para los sellos King, Okeh y Savoy entre 1947 y 1961.

Playlist;

BIG MAYBELLE “One monkey don’t stop no show”

BIG MAYBELLE “New kind of mambo”

BIG MAYBELLE “Candy”

BIG MAYBELLE “That’s a pretty good love”

BIG MAYBELLE “Tell me who”

BIG MAYBELLE “I don’t want to cry”

BIG MAYBELLE “All of me”

BIG MAYBELLE “Rock house”

BIG MAYBELLE “Ring dang dilly”

BIG MAYBELLE “So long”

BIG MAYBELLE “Blues early early pts 1 y 2”

BIG MAYBELLE “Baby won’t you please come home”

BIG MAYBELLE “If I could be with you”

BIG MAYBELLE “A good man is hard to find”

BIG MAYBELLE “Pitiful”

BIG MAYBELLE “Goin’ home baby”

BIG MAYBELLE “I ain’t got nobody”

(20/07/17)


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The CBS Radio Mystery Theater - The Slick And The Dead (01-23-76)  


The Slick And The Dead (Aired January 23, 1976)
The CBS Radio Mystery Theater (or CBSRMT) was an ambitious and sustained attempt to revive the great drama of old-time radio in the 1970s. Created by Himan Brown (who had by then become a radio legend due to his work on Inner Sanctum Mysteries and other shows dating back to the 1930s), and aired on affiliate stations across the CBS Radio network, the series began its long run on January 6, 1974. The final episode ran on December 31, 1982. The show was broadcast nightly and ran for one hour, including commercials. Typically, a week consisted of three to four new episodes, with the remainder of the week filled out with reruns. There were a total of 1399 original episodes broadcast. The total number of broadcasts, including reruns, was 2969. The late E.G. Marshall hosted the program every year but the final one, when actress Tammy Grimes took over. Each episode began with the ominous sound of a creaking door, slowly opening to invite listeners in for the evening's adventure. At the end of each show, the door would swing shut, with Marshall signing off, "Until next time, pleasant...dreams?" THIS EPISODE: January 23, 1976. Program #420. CBS network. "The Slick and The Dead". Sponsored by: True Value Hardware, Luden's Cough Drops, Buick, Contac. E. G. Marshall (host), Ian Martin (writer), Russell Horton, Rosemary Rice, Mandel Kramer, Josephine Premice, Earl Hammond. 45:28. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.


Ken Wheeler on the Versioning Show  

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Ken Wheeler, a Formidable JavaScript programmer well known for open-source projects like Slick Carousel. They discuss the ups and downs of creating and maintaining open-source software, balancing open-source and commercial work, the challenges of fatherhood, and making rap music. Show notes: - Ken on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ken_wheeler - Ken on Github: https://github.com/kenwheeler - Formidable: https://formidable.com/ - Ken on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/thekenwheeler - Slick Carousel: http://kenwheeler.github.io/slick/ - Flux: https://github.com/facebook/flux - React Native: https://facebook.github.io/react-native/ - Electrode: https://github.com/walmartlabs/electrode-react-ssr-optimization - ESLint: http://eslint.org/ - Walmart lint configs: https://github.com/walmartlabs/eslint-config-defaults - Builder: https://formidable.com/open-source/builder/ - Redux: https://github.com/reactjs/redux - Dan Abramov: https://twitter.com/dan_abramov?lang=en - Gatsby: https://github.com/gatsbyjs/gatsby - Spectacle: https://formidable.com/open-source/spectacle/ - React-blessed: https://github.com/Yomguithereal/react-blessed - ngrok: https://ngrok.com/ - Scotch.io: https://scotch.io/ Say hello on Twitter: - @mdavidgreen: https://twitter.com/mdavidgreen - @tevko: https://twitter.com/tevko - @versioningshow: https://twitter.com/versioningshow - @sitepointdotcom: https://twitter.com/sitepointdotcom

102 - UFC Rotterdam and MMA's slickest fighters  

UFC Rotterdam is right around the corner, and Heavy Hands is back to discuss all of the best fights. By which we mean Antonio Silva vs Stefan Struve, Nikita Krylov vs Francimar Barroso, and . . . okay, okay. Just kidding. 

We're actually talking about Alistair Overeem vs Andrei Arlovski, Kyoji Horiguchi vs Neil Seery, and (our personal favorite) Albert Tumenov vs Gunnar Nelson. Hard hitters abound, and we're keen to break 'em all down.

Then it's on to a topic suggested by a generous and enigmatic man known only as "Ricky," who asked us to discuss "slick" fighters. This is a term well-known in the boxing world, and we get into the nitty-gritty of the term's history, and the history of the style it describes. We discuss the traits that make a fighter "slick," and ponder which MMA fighters meet the criteria. We run through our list of names and try to figure out whether slick fighters are a product of the sport of boxing, or if MMA really is down with the slickness. 

Episode 7: Arsenal 4 Newcastle United 1  

Some slick Arsenal football is followed by three slick Gooners talking about the 4-1 battering of Newcastle United. Ok slick Gooners is going too far but they sure can talk a good game. @YankeeGunner, @GoonerFanatic49 and @Poznaninmypants talk Debuchy, Bellerin, our midfield make up and much more.

129 Daily Easy English Expression PODCAST—(to be) SLICK  

Today’s expression and dialog: (to be) slick. How can Bill Clinton still be popular? He cheated on his wife. He’s slick! Nothing sticks to him. He’s like a snake, huh? Straight from the Garden of Eden.     Please subscribe on iTunes and get this podcast EVERY DAY! Support Coach Shane by giving $1 a month! www.patreon.com/coachshane Our sponsors: www.letsmasterenglish.com/tryddm (Get 8 FREE DDM lessons!) www.audibletrial.com/lme (Get a free AUDIO BOOK!) www.letsmasterenglish.com/ddmlite (Join DDM and get 1 lesson every week!) Our YouTube channel:   www.youtube.com/DailyEasyEnglish

Summer Showcase (06) - Slick Bracer and the Giant Nap  

Metropolisville is more than just a wheelbarrow full of consonants and vowels rubbing up against each other in ways that are dark and dangerous, and hard to pronounce. There are a million stories in this naked city, and at the heart of most of the stranger ones lies Slick Bracer, P.I.! Decoder Ring Theatre is now proud to present Eric Deckers' hard-hitting hero in Slick Bracer and the Giant Nap!

(Big Poppa Thump: Mixed By DJ Audio 1) 30 MINS OF NOTORIOUS B.I.G Rare Classics, Freestyles and B-Sides  

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Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You Notorious BIG - Kick In The Door Notorious BIG - Just Playing (Dreams) Notorious BIG - The What (Demo Version) Notorious BIG - Mister Cee Freestyle Crustified Dibbs feat. Notorious BIG - Cunt Renaissance Notorious BIG - Everyday Struggle Notorious BIG - Madison Square Garden Freestyle Notorious BIG - Unbelievable (Bladerunners Edit) Notorious BIG - The Wake Up Show Freestyle Eddie F and The Untouchables feat. Notorious BIG - Lets Get It On Pudgee feat. Biggie - Think Big Notorious BIG - Live For The Funk (March 9 Remix) Notorious BIG - One More Chance (Demo Version) Notorious BIG - Microphone Murderer Notorious BIG - Big Poppa (Live Cover)

El sótano - Especial Big Maybelle - 19/07/17  

Primer episodio dedicado a una de las más grandes voces del blues y el RnB de los años 40 y 50. Un doble CD editado por Acrobat Music recoge todas las grabaciones realizadas por Big Maybelle entre el 47 y el 61 para los sellos King, Okeh y Savoy records. Este es nuestro homenaje a la Reina Madre del Soul.

Playlist;

BIG MAYBELLE “Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on”

BIG MAYBELLE “I’ve got a feeling”

MABEL SMITH “Bad dreams of blues”

MABEL SMITH “Little miss Muffet”

MABEL SMITH “Too tight mama”

BIG MAYBELLE “Just want your love”

BIG MAYBELLE “Send for me”

BIG MAYBELLE “Gabbin’ blues”

BIG MAYBELLE “Way back home”

BIG MAYBELLE “Jinny mule”

BIG MAYBELLE “Maybelle’s blues”

BIG MAYBELLE “My country man”

BIG MAYBELLE “Don’t leave poor me”

BIG MAYBELLE “Such a cuttie”

BIG MAYBELLE “The other night”

BIG MAYBELLE “You’ll never know”

(19/07/17)


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Big Sean, enfin dans la cour des grands ?  

Big Sean revient avec un quatrième album solo qui reprend un peu la même recette que les précédents : quelques bangers imparables, des featurings prestigieux, un morceau introspectif avec un refrain chanté et une poignée de jeux de mots plutôt embarrassants. Mais voilà, ses intentions font franchement penser à Drake, en moins authentique. Big Sean a le profil du rappeur pop qui fait des tubes sauf que lui, ce qu’il veut, c’est être un rappeur respecté. Alors à force de repousser sa personnalité, il met beaucoup plus de temps à se trouver. Animé par Mehdi Maizi avec Brice Bossavie, Aurélien Chapuis et Nicolas Pellion RÉFÉRENCES CITÉES DANS L’ÉMISSION Dark Sky Paradise (Big Sean, GOOD Music, 2015), I Decided (Big Sean, GOOD Music, 2017), Jhene Aiko, Bounce Bake (I Decided, Big Sean, GOOD Music, 2017), Drake, 21 Savage, Kanye West, J.Cole (à réecouter, notre podcast sur J.Cole -> https://soundcloud.com/nofunshow/jcole), Voices In My Head/Stick To The Plan (I Decided, Big Sean, GOOD Music, 2017), DJ Dahi, Metro Boomin, Amaire Johnson, Noah “40” Shebib, Dark Side Paradise (Dark Sky Paradise, Big Sean, GOOD Music, 2015), Moves (I Decided, Big Sean, GOOD Music, 2017), Move That Dope (Future ft. Pharrell Williams & Pusha T, Honest, Epic Records, 2014), Jhené Aiko, Twenty88 (TWENTY88, Def Jam Recordings, 2016), No Favors (I Decided, Big Sean ft. Eminem, GOOD Music, 2017), I Don’t Fuck With You (Dark Sky Paradise, Big Sean, GOOD Music, 2015), Guap (Hall of Fame, Big Sean, Def Jam Recordings, 2013), Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, Cruel Summer (GOOD Music, 2012), Common, Q-Tip, 2 Chainz, Kid Cudi, The-Dream, The College Dropout (Kanye West, Roc-A-Fella Records, 2004), No I.D., Good Fridays Mixtapes, Yeezus (Kanye West, Def Jam Recordings, 2013), Kodak Black, Lil Wayne, Jay Z, Tyga, Don’t Play (Travi$ Scott ft. Big Sean, Days Before Rodeo, Grand Hustle Records, 2014), Mercy (Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Cruel Summer, GOOD Music, 2012), All Me (Drake ft. 2 Chainz & Big Sean, Nothing Was The Same, OVO Sound, 2013), COUPS DE COEUR ET RECOMMANDATIONS Brice Bossavie : la mixtape Soleil gelé du rappeur français Mike Lucazz, une belle découverte de ce début d’année Nicolas Pellion : le rappeur-producteur de Détroit, Quelle Chris, qui vient de sortir son album Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often, un peu comme une schizophrène qui se parle à lui-même. Avec Denmark Vessey, Roc Marciano, Iman Omari, Elzhi, Alchemist, MNDSGN. Il ne manque que Earl Sweatshirt pour réunir tous les rappeurs de la scène Boom bap actuelle. Aurélien Chapuis : le rappeur d’Atlanta proche de Awful Records, Coodie Breeze, avec son album Austell's Greatest Hits Mehdi Maizi : la mixtape Detroit de Big Sean (GOOD Music, 2012), un très bon projet où il rappait, tout simplement CRÉDITS Enregistré le 9 février 2017 à l’Antenne Paris (10, rue la Vacquerie 11ème). Production : Binge Audio. Direction de production : Joël Ronez. Chargé de production et d’édition : Elsa Neves. Direction générale : Gabrielle Boeri-Charles. Moyens techniques : Binge Audio / L’antenne Paris. Réalisation : Sébastien Salis. Générique : extrait de "Tyra Banks" de Nodey (Atrahasis EP) par Nodey. NoFun est une production du réseau Binge Audio www.binge.audio POUR ASSISTER AUX ENREGISTREMENTS Pour assister à notre prochain enregistrement en public à L'antenne Paris, rendez-vous sur notre page bingeaudio.eventbrite.com

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MSP#78: It's a Sinfest Podcast  

In this issue: It's a cartoon wonderland, as we seek out braveness, boldity, heroism, and truthiness! Wolverine leads the X-Men (hopefully they don't go into battle in a giant koala pouch!) New York Comicon! The Devil made Slick do it, at least as far as you know. And the Legion of Super-Heroes goes quietly into that good night... Again.

NEWS
New York Comic Con 2009 Thoughts and Reactions
LINKAGE

REVIEWS
Rodrigo
Wolverine and the X-Men Cartoon
The story starts when the mansion explodes, apparently due to an attack targeted at telepaths, Professor Charles Xavier and Jean Grey are missing. The X-Men disband and Cyclops begins to suffer from depression. One year later, the MRD (Mutant Response Division) is starting to detain mutants causing Wolverine and Beast to get the X-Men back together.

Matthew
Legion of Super-Heroes #50
Written by Jim Shooter; Art and cover by Francis Manapul and Livesay
It's the final issue! The climactic conclusion of the Universal Annihilation War is here and every Legionnaire, every reservist and even the United Planets' Young Heroes battle to save existence. Also featuring the return of Cosmic Boy, the death of a longtime Legionaire and a gorgeous wraparound cover!

Stephen
Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Each episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold features main character Batman teaming up with other characters from the DC Universe to thwart characters or solve crimes. Beginning usually with a small introduction (in which Batman teams up with one or more heroes different than that of the main story), the show is split into two parts: A small adventure right before the theme song, and the main adventure right after that. The show has no overarching story, instead having most episodes stand alone

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
The New York Comic Con kicked off the 2009 comic book convention season, and was a big success selling out most of the days of the show. With many more conventions ahead of us, this week we as the all important question about you and the con.

Will You Attend Any Comic Book Conventions in 2009?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Depends on the Economy.

VOTE

MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION
Sinfest (www.sinfest.net)
The subject matter of Sinfest is often human nature, with particular attention paid to sexuality and religion. Less frequently, the strip will parody popular culture or indulge in political commentary. There are some recurring types of strip, such as “You Had to Be There” (where the reader is not told what the characters are discussing), “Japanese Calligraphy” (where one of the characters transforms over four panels into a kanji ideograph, usually related to the strip in some way.), “Porn Script Readings” (where Monique and Slick read porn star dialogue in deadpan style, except for once where they used flash cards for a Silent Film reading) and “Ninja Theatre” (where the characters take on the roles of heroes and villains in a martial arts movie). Though there is little in the way of overarching story or continuity in Sinfest, the central characters do undergo some development.

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Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody's Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show!

A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our ramblings each week. Tell your friends about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.

(The Kush Tank: Mixed By Sly) 2 Pac, Fetty Wap, Ludacris, 50 Cent, IAMSU, Hoodstarz, Bay Area Rap, Throwbacks, New Music, Lyrica Anderson, Wiz Khalifa, Slick Rick, Freeway, Amy Winehouse  

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Arrested Development - People Everyday 2 Pac - I Get Around Murphy Lee - Wat Da Hook Gon Be Fetty Wap ft. Montana Buckz - 679 Snoop Dogg - Ups and Downs Keak Da Sneak ft E-40 - T-Shirt, Jeans & Nikes Too Short ft E-40 - Money On The Floor E-40 & Fabolous - Automatic LYRICS BORN - CALLING OUT NORE - OYE MI CANTO LEN - IF YOU STEAL MY SUNSHINE Ludacris - Southern Hospitality Lil Troy - Wanna Be A Baller Fat Boys - The Fat Boys Are Back WC - THE STREETS ROSCOE - SMOOTH SAILING Trey Songz - Nana LL Cool J ft Ameri - Paradise Nas - I Can Biggie ft. 50 Cent & Eminem - The Realest (Remix) French Montana ft Tyga & Ace Hood - Thrilla In Manilla 50 Cent - Disco Inferno Iamsu ft. Berner, Wiz Khalifa - What You Bout The Hoodstars ft Keak - Can't Leave Rap Alone Xzibit - Choke Me Spank Me 2Pac feat. Nate Dogg - All About U ( Mac & A.K. - You Should Know That Mac Dre - Can You Shout? Lyrica Anderson ft. Wiz Khalifa - Sex You E-40 ft Too $hort - Slidin Down The Pole Mac Dre - Grown Shit Balance - Curtains The Jacka ft. Husalah - Blind World Dr Dre ft Snoop Dogg, Akon - Kush YG - Twist My Fingaz WIZ KHALIFA - YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS THESLYSHOW.COM - HELLA REGRETS Mannie Fresh - Real Big Mike Jones - Flossin Goodie Mobb - Get Rich Montell Jordan - This is How We Do it Slick Rick - Childrens Story FREEWAY - ALRIGHT AMY WINEHOUSE - YOU KNOW IM NO GOOD

(Old Sole: Curated By Sly) Oldies, Old School, Classics, War, Brenton Wood, Sam Cooke, Maurice Williams, Duprees, Stylistics, Sly, Slick and Wicked, The Platters  

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WAR - ALL DAY MUSIC
BRENTON WOOD - GIMME A LITTLE SIGHN
SAM COOKE - YOU SEND ME
MAURICE WILLIAMS - STAY
ARCHIES - SUGAR SUGAR
THE BEACH BOYS - CALIFORNIA GIRLS
THE STYLISTICS - YOU'RE A BIG GIRL NOW
THE FOUR TOPS - BABY I NEED YOUR LOVING
THE MARVALETTES - PLEASE MR POSTMAN
THE PLATTERS - ONLY YOU
DUPRESS - YOU BELONG TO ME
THE PLATTERS - THE GREAT PRETENDER
SLY, SLICK AND WICKED - CONFESSING A FEELING
STEVIE WONDER - FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE
LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS - TEARS ON MY PILLOW
THE PLATTERS - SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYE
SMOKEY ROBINSON - CRUISIN
JOHNNY RIVERS - POOR SIDE OF TOWN
BARBARA MASON - YES, IM READY
PENGUINS - MEMORIES OF EL MONTE
DEL VIKINGS - COME AND GO WITH ME
FRANKIE FORD - SEA CRUISE
PAUL ANKA - PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER
GENE CHANDLER - DUKE OF EARL
WILSON PICKETT - MUSTANG SALLY
BARBARA LYNN - YOU'LL LOSE A GOOD THING
BJ THOMAS - HOOKED ON A FEELING
DRIFTERS - UP ON THE ROOF

Slick Bracer 06 - Perils of Public Radio  

Our Summer of Slick comes to an end with a perplexing problem of personal peril! Someone is gunning for the big man in local public radio, which can only mean one thing: Someone has some time on his hands! How will our Great Gumshoe handle the Perils of Public Radio? 

Episode #149 – Balancing Marriage And Business…  

A response to a Facebook message about how we balance our family life.

On this episode Russell talks about how he balances his marriage with his business and how he makes it all work and makes everybody happy. He also talks about how if he had married anyone else he wouldn’t have been so successful.

Here are some cool things to listen for in today’s episode:

How Russell has managed to have a successful business without sacrificing his marriage. Why it’s important to have balance between your business life and family life. And why Russell’s wife Collette, is a big part of his success.

So listen below to see how Russell has the perfect balance of marriage and business.

---Transcript---

Hey everyone! This is Russell Brunson and welcome to Marketing in Your Car.

Hey everyone, hope you are having an amazing day. I have a lot of cool stuff happening over here. It’s been keeping me busy all day and all night and haven’t had a ton of chance to share stuff with you guys so I want to jump on here.

I’m having a lot of fun with periscope though lately which has been really, really cool. And so, if you guys aren’t periscoping yet, go do it, and if you’re not following my periscope yet, now is the time. If you go to blog.dotcomsecrets.com, you can get all the old episodes of all my periscopes, all the Marketing In Your Car podcasts, everything good is there. So go check it out.

All right. So for today, I had a really cool question that I wanted to kind of try to answer. It’s not something that’s like super easy to answer and maybe I’ll do a follow-up podcast like this one time when my wife is in the car with me. Someone asked today on Facebook and said, “Russell, how in the world you do all the stuff you’re doing and you’re wife still loves you?” which is a good question.

And again, it would definitely be good for her to chime in on this because she doesn’t or maybe who knows. But I want to kind of share from my perspective some stuff because it’s hard. I want to preface it by saying a quote from a guy named David O. McKay and he said that no success can compensate for failure in the home. And I do believe that. And so first and foremost before anything else, always remember that.

That should be something we all print out and hang on our wall at the office so that we remember what the goal is, right? I’ve seen people who have lost their marriages because of business, because they’re trying to achieve this thing and because of that they miss out on their family and their spouse and all these other things. And so, that’d be kind of a big initial thing to really make sure you have your priorities because that’s the most important.

I had a friend recently who was having some marital issues because of his business and he said, “How in the world does Collette let you do all this stuff all the time?” And talked about how like they were having real, real struggles to the point where like this may not last forever. And I told him, I said, “Man, if I were you, I’d quit business then, because business is stupid. It doesn’t really matter. It’s just this thing that we do to keep us busy throughout the day. The only thing that really matters is our family, is our wife, our spouses, and things like that.” I’m a big believer in that.

So like if there ever a time that business comes between your family, you got to walk away from the business. I’d rather go bankrupt than go through a divorce. That’s like how I feel about it. And so, just know that that’s the driving force.

Now with that, like now that we’ve got some ground rules. We know what’s the most important thing is now and where our boundaries and how do we create boundaries that everyone is going to be OK with. So for me, this is a lot of learning and a lot of unhappy wife moments that have kind of brought me to this spot now, where I feel like we’re really in a good spot where things are happening.

And so, I want to kind of share some of the insights that I’ve got. So maybe I’ll have Collette come on some time and share some of her insights because they’re probably the opposite of what mine are.

But one of them is, depending on where you are in your life right now, is picking the right spouse. I’m a big believer in you can only be as successful as your spouse will allow you to be.

I’ve got friends who are great entrepreneurs who flat out, their spouses weren’t OK with the time away. And because of that, they had to quit and not do what they wanted to do. And so, a lot of it is in the selection of your spouse ahead of time.

Now, that’s not everything, which is good because I don’t think my wife by default right out of the gate was probably that way. In fact, we had early on had a lot of issues where I think I drove her nuts but she – I did pick an amazing woman. I told her and I believe this deeply that if I had married any of the other girls that I dated in my past, I don’t think that this company and what I do would have been possible. It wouldn’t have.

She was the only one that I could have married that would have made it so that I could – she was the only one that was like OK with me gambling and risking time and energy and money on crazy ideas and not tear me down because of it. And just be OK like, “Hey, if we’re broke, I don’t really care. I just want to hang out with you.” That was kind of her attitude. That was a big part.

Another big thing for me is she has to be aware of my schedule. I used to be at the point where I’d be working and all of a sudden it would like 8:00 o’clock and then I call her, “Oh, sorry I’m late. I’m going to be pulling an all-nighter tonight,” which wass really, really bad. But if I tell her in advance, far enough in advance like if I say, “Hey, later – next week, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Todd and Dylan are flying to town. We’re going to have a hack-a-thon, you’re not going to see me those nights.” And as long as she knows that in advance so she could prepare for it, she is usually OK with that. I’m sure she doesn’t love it but she is OK with that.

I also try to be very particular on those days when I’m gone a lot like all the guys are going out to eat, I’m not going to go out to eat with them. I’m going to race home and try to spend an hour or two with her and the kids just showing that I’m there and that I care and because that’s important. That’s key. If everything is just focused on the business is not a good thing for anyone. So that’s a big part of it.

Another big part for me and I know this doesn’t work in all relationships. A lot of people, their spouses are intimately involved in the business, some aren’t. With me, my wife is not intimately involved with it. And I think that honestly, that has kind of served me as a good thing where she – it’s separate. Like there’s a big separation from the two. And so, I’m able to kind of run the business the way that I see fit and she runs the home the way she sees fit.

And because of that, we kind of each – like we have our roles in it. And as long as I don’t do anything stupid that affects what she is doing, she is pretty much fine with most things. Even when our business had ups and downs, one thing that I tried to remain consistent is I needed to have her – for her to have certainty. And certainty is such an important thing for most people especially women.

And so, everything else – my entire world was collapsing around me. I was firing people left and right. I was doing whatever I could to save it, I was working all those times but I was very consistent to make sure that it didn’t affect her, which isn’t always possible but I make sure that she was making the same amount – has consistently like I didn’t want to lose that. And that was a big thing for her. And so, she didn’t feel the brunt of a lot of that which made it OK. That was a big thing.

I think another big part for spouses is like having belief and faith that the sacrifice you’re putting is going to be worth it. And I think you are really making sure that it’s something that they want as well. I think that some of the issues my wife and I had earlier on in our marriage were about that where I had these goals. I was trying to get stuff. And she – and one day I came home and I was like stressed and she was just like, “I don’t – like those things don’t matter to me. I just want you to come home and be with us and with the kids. That’s what I want.”

And when I understood that. I was like, “Wow! I’m doing these things…” I feel like in my head, “I’m doing this thing for you and for the family.” And the reality is you’re doing it for the most part for yourself if you’re completely honest. And so, just being very aware of that making sure that you’re doing things for the family and not just for yourself is a big piece of that.

So anyway, those are a couple of different ideas that hopefully will help a little bit. Obviously, it’s not everything. There are a lot more things. But hopefully, that kind of gets you thinking in the right direction. I’ll do a follow-up on this next time I’m driving with my wife and get her feedback from her corner and see what she says as well.

So, I’m at my daughter’s soccer practice now and I’m watching her. She is amazing this year. She has been really fun to see. So, I’m going to watch her for a while and then I will get back home for dinner.

So I appreciate you guys listening in. I hope you got something of value for today. And we will talk to you guys all again soon. Thanks everybody.

Episode #100 – My One BIG Change I Made Last Year  

We made one BIG change last year to our business, that seemed VERY small, yet helped us to more then double sales from the year prior.

On this special 100th episode of Marketing In Your Car Russell talks about reminiscing on the previous year instead of making new years resolutions and the one big change he made in the last year.

Here are some of the cool things you will hear in today’s episode:

How to attract the right kind of people to your business. How to look at your clients and figure out what the end result needs to be. And to not be afraid even if your initial sales drop, because it will pick back up again when you attract your dream client.

So listen below to find out how to attract your dream client to your business.

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Hey everyone, this is Russell Brunson and I want to welcome you to our 100th episode of Marketing in Your Car.

Hey everyone, so it's been a little while since I've done a podcast and to tell you the real honest reason, it's because I promised you all that I would have a new jingle for the 100th episode and I haven't got one yet, so I've been delaying and delaying. Yesterday, I actually messaged on Facebook to my friends who yelled at me saying, “Dude, you don't have a podcast episode. Where are you at?”

I'm going to repent and I'm just going to do one. Hopefully today I’ll figure out a new song for you. I appreciate you guys listening, and actually caring so that's really cool. Today, I'm driving actually to work out. I'm not sure if I’ll get my thoughts done by the time I get there so this may be one of those ones where I pause it and come back after my workout.

It's the beginning of the year for me right now. If you're listening live, it's just after the new year. If you're listening to the recording or listening later, that's when I recorded this. It's interesting because it's been fun. I'm not a big New Year's resolution person but I am big at looking back at what happened over the last year and looking at the cool changes that happened in yourself as a person, as a business, and as a company, and all these different things, and then setting big, huge – I think the book Good to Great calls them BHAGs, big, hairy, audacious goals.

I'm totally a big believer in that, setting huge goals for the years as opposed to resolutions. I've got some big goals we've set out. I started thinking over the last year and I looked at this time last year, where our company was at versus where we are right now. I got to tell you, it's like night and day.

We had relaunched our little coaching program a little over a year ago. Some of you guys know, we at one time had 60 salespeople and we were selling coaching, $5000 packages of coaching, and it was a huge nightmare to be honest. I shut it down and for three years, we didn't sell coaching. We kept getting so many requests for it, we relaunched it last year.

At the beginning of the year, it was really hard. We were trying to sell $5000 but the kind of people that we were getting in weren't that high quality, or the leads that were coming in. It was hard. I remember about this time last year making a conscious decision, thinking, “You know what? If I want to keep doing this business,” because I was burned out, I was turned, and I didn't really like it, “I've got to change the customers we have.”

I started looking at that. To change our customers, I've got to change the bait that I'm using. I looked at the bait I was throwing out there to the world to attract people in and what was interesting is most of the stuff I was sending out, most of our offers and things like that were all business opportunity stuff. It was attracting someone who wanted to start a business.

The problem with that is you're going to get some really good people who want to start businesses but you also get every person on earth who just wants to make a quick buck. It attracts the total wrong type of person. I was putting out these offers and putting out these landing pages and ads, and everything that was attracting biz op people. That's what I was getting.

It was obviously the type of customer that we didn't really want to keep having, you know what I mean? That's kind of where last year had started. We made the conscious decision, we need to get a different type of customer so to do that, we need to create a different bait. If you've been following me for any amount of time, you know the bait we put out.

We created a book called The 108 Proven Split Test Winners, and we launched it for free plus shipping, no continuity, nothing tricky, just let's give this amazing product out to the world and see what happens. We did that. Over the last year, we sold over 10,000 copies of the book, which you may be saying, “Well, Russell, that's not a big deal. It was free plus shipping. You didn't make any money on it.”

But us putting that bait out there completely transformed our business. We started attracting the right people in our coaching program, and we figured out a couple of things. First off, our high ticket product back then was $5000. Over the last year, we've raised our prices where right now, our lowest ticket product that we sell through coaching is $10,000 and we're about to raise that again to $15,000.

By increasing the price, what happened was the people that we didn't want to work with, the people who were struggling to pay $5000, they stopped signing up. What was cool was that the right person, the people that my bait was attracting, $10,000 was not that big a deal to them. They were people who had businesses, who had websites, who wanted to take it to the next level.

Man, I tell you, for me, that customer is so much more refreshing, such a better type person to work with. Again, we made that our low end as $10,000 and we added a $25,000, and last year, we sold I don't know the exact numbers, but we sold 120 people at the $10,000 level and 30 something people at the $25,000 level.

That's like what, one and a half million bucks in coaching sales. We did that with two salespeople, which is insane. We did it without that much effort. It all comes back to we changed the bait that we used to attract. We got the customers we wanted and customers who could afford coaching, those who wanted coaching. It's been pretty awesome.

I'm at the gym right now. I'm pausing this recording. When I come back, we will finish this up. Hey everyone, I'm back. Just for the record, I want to say that I'm not one of the New Year's gym goers. I've been going consistently three times a week for the last five years. I didn't go to the real gym. I have a personal trainer so it's just me and him. I don't have to deal with the thousand other people.

I'm not sure where I left off but I know I was talking about how we consciously picked who we wanted our dream customer to be. The second step then was go and create bait that would attract our dream customer. If we look at our Dot Com Secrets Labs, what's interesting about it is anyone who is a business opportunity seeker, if they saw that, they wouldn't know what it was.

They wouldn't even pay the $10 shipping and handling because they don’t know what a split test is. They have no idea how that's going to help them but my dream customer, somebody who has a website, who is trying to figure out how to take it to the next level, the person I want to be working with, the people who I know can write a check for $10,000, $25,000, or $100,000, they see that and it's the right bait.

I've had people who have tried this strategy, the free plus shipping things and they're like, “I attract crappy people because the price point is so low.” That's the wrong way to look at it. That's not true that you attract the wrong kind of person because of the bait you put out there. If you put out there a how to get rich quick product, you're going to get how to get rich quick people.

If you put out there a product that's going to attract your dream customer, you'll get your dream customer. It's very important to really understand that, that the bait is key. After you've created the bait, then you got to come back. The bait has been created. Now where are my dream customers at? Where is the pond that they're at, trying to figure out where that's at.

For us, targeting Facebook was big. We had to find other places, trying to find where are our dream customers. For us, when we were finding business opportunity seekers, it was way easier because the world is your ocean. They're everywhere. When we started identifying the right people, it shrunk our world down.

The universe isn't as big for us to go after but it's a lot deeper. Like I said, we got 30 something people that pay us over $25,000 this year. We have two people that paid us for our million dollar program where they pay $100,000 up front and 10% of their profits. I can't go as wide. There aren't as many people to target but I can go way deeper with those people.

Then the fourth step in the formula, first is find out who your dream customer is, what kind of bait you're going to create. Find out where to find those people, what's the pond you're fishing out of. The fourth one is where are you taking these people. What's the goal? I think I used to know the answer to this in my business and I think I was wrong in my goal was, “I'm going to get them into my high end coaching programs.”

That's not what I'm looking for for number four here. The fourth is what's the result you want to get for somebody. I have a graph. I don't know if I mentioned, I'm launching my first real book. I'm going to try to get on the New York Times' bestseller list in March. You'll see this is chapter one. I talk about this concept.

The fourth step is the result. Where are we trying to take this person? I have a picture of a mountain and me takin

Alone In Berlin, Ink, Christopher Wilson, White Cube, Earl Slick and Lied  

Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson in a film adaptation of Hans Fallada's novel Alone In Berlin - based on a true story of small scale wartime heroism. Ink - a play about Rupert Murdoch's acquisition of The Sun in 1969 and the grubby world of redtop journalism.Opening at London's Almeida Theatre. Christopher Wilson's novel; Zoo, a comedy set in Stalin's dying days, about a boy who inadvertently becomes the food taster for The Man of Iron Dreamers Awake is a new exhibition at White Cube Gallery looking at women in the Surrealist movement and its lasting influence on female artists 2 TV music documentaries about famous rock sideman including Earl Slick (who played guitar with David Bowie, John Lennon and many more) and Becoming a Lied Singer in which Baritone Thomas Quasthoff gives his personal guide to Lieder - poems of nature, love and death for solo voice and piano. Tom Sutcliffe's guests will be Stephen Hough, Georgie Hopton and Natalie Haynes. The producer is Oliver Jones.

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