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  • 01:34:37

    Case 65: Allison Baden-Clay

    · Casefile True Crime

    Gerard woke up around 6 am. Allison wasn’t in bed. Their three daughters, then aged ten, eight and five weren’t awake yet. Gerard got out of bed and walked through the house to see if Allison was already up, or if she had fallen asleep on the sofa the night before. She had done that in the past. But she wasn’t there. Gerard assumed Allison must have gone for her early morning walk, something she usually did around 6 am, but that would be odd considering she had the conference that day, and she had mentioned wanting to leave by 7. He thought she mustn’t be far away, so he went to the bathroom for a shave. At 6:20 am he sent Allison a text: ‘Good morning! Hope you slept well? Where are you? None of the girls are up yet! Love G.’ At 6:45 am Allison still hadn’t returned home. Gerard grew concerned, he didn’t want her to be late for the conference, so he tried calling Allison’s phone, but she didn’t answer. He sent Allison another text message saying the girls were ready and could she text him back or call. He then called his father, Nigel and sister Olivia. They lived close by, and one of them could watch the girls while the other helped him look for Allison. Within minutes they were on the streets surrounding their home looking, maybe she was hurt and twisted her ankle or something. At 7:15 am, Gerard called Police Emergency…..   ____ Researched and written by Anna Priestland   MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro 2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn    THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS MVMT Watches – 15% OFF free shipping and return   RESOURCES Warning – Contains spoilers     BOOKS: ‘The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay’ – by David Murray   AUDIO/VIDEO: 000 Call “Crimes that shook Australia: Gerard Baden-Clay” – produced by Title Role Productions Limited “The Wife Killer” – Channel Nine, Australia   ARTICLES: Large Archive of ‘The Courier Mail’ Newspaper articles following the disappearance, investigation and legal proceedings spanning 2012–2017 – by David Murray, Kate Kyriscou, Brooke Baskin 'It was a single reverse crescendo, tapering off': MP tells murder trial of woman's cry he heard on the night Allison Baden-Clay went missing – Daily Mail Baden-Clay murder trial: Supreme Court jury told of marriage and debt problems – ABC News Baden-Clay murder trial: Mistress tells court she would meet Gerard Baden-Clay up to four times a week – ABC News Allison Baden-Clay's life insurance to go solely to daughters – ABC News Victim impact statements from Baden-Clay trial released – The Chronicle ‘God bless my daughter for leaving those scratch marks on Gerard’s face,’ Allison Baden-Clay’s mother says –    _____ Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:   AUSTRALIA: Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36 Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732 Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78 Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see for your local centre   USA: Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741 Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233 Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846   UK: Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393 SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000 Samaritans support network: 116 123 National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300   CANADA: For a list of Canadian crisis centres:

  • 00:36:41

    Jogatina BG Podcast - Turno #4 - Dice Masters

    · Jogatina BG Podcast

    E começa mais um turno no Jogatina BG Podcast, e hoje vamos abordar a franquia DICE MASTERS, falamos sobre suas características de dice game, mecânicas e seu fator colecionável, comentamos as coleções lançadas até o momento, e por fim deixamos nosso parecer sobre a sua distribuição em território brasileiro. Participantes: - André Luis "Zabuzeta" (perfil ludopedia: zabuzagxb) - Thyago Alexander "Excl" (perfil ludopedia: Excelcius) Jogos citados durante esse episódio:  - Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men - Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men - Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Battle for Faerûn - DC Comics Dice Masters: Justice League - Yu-Gi-Oh! Dice Masters - Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron - DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light - Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-Man - Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Faerûn Under Siege Deixe seu feedback nos comentários ou através do email "" Extras: - Inscreva-se no nosso canal aqui do Ludopedia - Novo vídeo no canal do Jogatina BG no youtube: - Escutem Bit Studio AMP: - Siga o Jogatina BG no twitter - Curta o Jogatina BG no facebook - Site oficial do Dice Masters - Data Base Dice Masters ____ Edição:

  • 02:18:05

    MEEPLE MANIACS #005 - Spiel de Jahres 2015, Top 10 Dice Games, Perguntas e Respostas

    · Meeple Maniacs

    Lukita e Jack falam sobre os indicados ao Spiel de Jahres 2015. Apresentam os jogos que jogaram recentemente e fazem uma lista dos 10 Jogos de Dados que mais gostam. Participe com perguntas ao vivo durante a coluna Spice Dice, com as notícias e curiosidades do mundo dos jogos de tabuleiro. 00:02:33 JOGOS QUE JOGAMOS RECENTEMENTE  JACK:  Alquimistas  AquaSphere  The Palaces of Carrara   LUKITA:  Antike II XCOM The Board Game The Castles of Burgundy Memoir 44 Mare Nostrum Cyclades 00:27:35  NOTÍCIAS: Indicados Spiel des Jahres  CATEGORIA PRINCIPAL The Game Colt Express  Machi Koro  KENNERSPIEL Broom Service Elysium  Orléans  00:48:00  SPICE DICE:  PERGUNTAS E RESPOSTAS Alchemists: errata já (?) e Jack na revisão Puerto Rico: erros no manual e qualidade geral Five Tribes: Adeus aos escravos? 01:23:30  TOP 10 DICE GAMES: Lukita: 10 - Elder Sign 09 -  Bang! The Dice Game  08 - Dice Town 07 - Las Vegas  06 - MARVEL Dice Masters  05 - King of Tokyo  04 - Kingsburg  03 - Troyes 02 - The Castles of Burgundy 01 - Alien Frontiers Jack: 10 -  Qwixx 09 - Pandemic The Cure 08 -  Age of War / Würfel Wrust 07 -   Roll for the Galaxy 06 - Dice Town 05 - Pickomino 04 - Nations Dice Game 03 - Space Cadets Dice Duel 02 - Cant’t Stop 01 - Blue Prints Dica Musical do Lukita para Puerto Rico : Faixa: Ya Se Asienta el Rey Ramiro Álbum: El Delfín de Arión Artista/Compositor: José Akel & Luys de Narváez Faixa: Seis Deferencias Sobre o Gloriosa Domina Álbum: El Delfín de Arión Artista/Compositor: José Akel & Luys de Narváez Faixa: Romanesca o Guardame las vacas Álbum: Mudarra: Tres libros de música en cifras para vihuela Artista/Compositor: Hopkinson Smith & Alonso Mudarra Faixa: Fantasia Facil (II) Álbum: Mudarra: Tres libros de música en cifras para vihuela Artista/Compositor: Hopkinson Smith & Alonso Mudarra Faixa: Pavana del octavo tono Álbum: Dezidle al Cavallero: Obras para vihuela y guitarra renacentista Artista/Compositor: Fernando Espi & Luis de Milán Playlist completa no Spotify:

  • 02:18:05

    MEEPLE MANIACS #005 - Spiel de Jahres 2015, Top 10 Dice Games, Perguntas e Respostas

    · Meeple Maniacs

    Lukita e Jack falam sobre os indicados ao Spiel de Jahres 2015. Apresentam os jogos que jogaram recentemente e fazem uma lista dos 10 Jogos de Dados que mais gostam. Participe com perguntas ao vivo durante a coluna Spice Dice, com as notícias e curiosidades do mundo dos jogos de tabuleiro. 00:02:33 JOGOS QUE JOGAMOS RECENTEMENTE  JACK:  Alquimistas  AquaSphere  The Palaces of Carrara   LUKITA:  Antike II XCOM The Board Game The Castles of Burgundy Memoir 44 Mare Nostrum Cyclades 00:27:35  NOTÍCIAS: Indicados Spiel des Jahres  CATEGORIA PRINCIPAL The Game Colt Express  Machi Koro  KENNERSPIEL Broom Service Elysium  Orléans  00:48:00  SPICE DICE:  PERGUNTAS E RESPOSTAS Alchemists: errata já (?) e Jack na revisão Puerto Rico: erros no manual e qualidade geral Five Tribes: Adeus aos escravos? 01:23:30  TOP 10 DICE GAMES: Lukita: 10 - Elder Sign 09 -  Bang! The Dice Game  08 - Dice Town 07 - Las Vegas  06 - MARVEL Dice Masters  05 - King of Tokyo  04 - Kingsburg  03 - Troyes 02 - The Castles of Burgundy 01 - Alien Frontiers Jack: 10 -  Qwixx 09 - Pandemic The Cure 08 -  Age of War / Würfel Wrust 07 -   Roll for the Galaxy 06 - Dice Town 05 - Pickomino 04 - Nations Dice Game 03 - Space Cadets Dice Duel 02 - Cant’t Stop 01 - Blue Prints Dica Musical do Lukita para Puerto Rico : Faixa: Ya Se Asienta el Rey Ramiro Álbum: El Delfín de Arión Artista/Compositor: José Akel & Luys de Narváez Faixa: Seis Deferencias Sobre o Gloriosa Domina Álbum: El Delfín de Arión Artista/Compositor: José Akel & Luys de Narváez Faixa: Romanesca o Guardame las vacas Álbum: Mudarra: Tres libros de música en cifras para vihuela Artista/Compositor: Hopkinson Smith & Alonso Mudarra Faixa: Fantasia Facil (II) Álbum: Mudarra: Tres libros de música en cifras para vihuela Artista/Compositor: Hopkinson Smith & Alonso Mudarra Faixa: Pavana del octavo tono Álbum: Dezidle al Cavallero: Obras para vihuela y guitarra renacentista Artista/Compositor: Fernando Espi & Luis de Milán Playlist completa no Spotify:

  • 00:35:27

    Die, November 2017: The Wonderful World of Dice

    · The Adventuring Party

    This week's hosts: Ian, Oisin and Sean This week our party gets down and dirty with the topic that really matters Dice, can you trust them? Should you? Do you need to pray to the Dice gods? Tune in and find out. Show Notes: 01:05 Die superstitions 02:20 Dice sacrifice 02:41 A well deserved quote of the episode less than 3 minutes in to Ian for "Die in a fire" 03:51 Oooh competetion for quote of the episode, Oisin "Are you actually substitious?" 04:54 Damn it you just can't trust them GW dice, always looking to be threes! 05:59 We are now testing dice to ensure they aren't making performance enchancing rolls. 06:13 They're not lucky they are statistically favoured based on mechanical anomalies! 06:54 Also known as Confirmation Bias 07:19 Sean also throwing his hat in the ring for that quote of the episode "I like to use my prettiest dice" 07:33 Fashionable Dicing 09:10 Oisin waxes lyrical about original D&D dice 10:06 Die Etiquette 10:58 Call of Cthulhu Dice 11:17 Pre-attentive processing 13:51 Using other peoples dice 15:05 As everyone knows bad-luck is a cross-species virus which can be transferred from an unlucky player to your (previously) lucky dice, therefore it is always important to practice good dice hygiene and just never ever share them. 15:20 Dork Tower 15:57 The other side of this though is people who are slightly dice paranoid, I know I've had people say to me after a game "That looks a lot like my dice, are you sure you didn't take it? Are you SURE?" It's fair enough to ask once, but some people just keep pushing it (and yes I stole them all mwahahahahaha) 17:19 Cocked dice 18:02 Draconian, meaning Sean rolls his dice like a dragon.... I think. 20:20 See my 15:57 comment :D 21:27 The grab bag approach to dice 24:10 Ah the "I'll just buy it for you" approach 25:15 My dice is due a (Insert Required Number Here) 26:21 Maths 29:55 At this point I think its worth pointing out that is a fun tool for looking at probabilities   Bonus Shownotes: Listing of Dice Sounds 00:34 00:38 02:11 03:01 08:14 12:53 13:07 16:56 19:50 25:59 26:22 27:55 29:57 32:23 32:26 33:48 Bonus Fun fact: This episode was edited while I was eating chocolate dice.

  • 00:39:26

    Ep. 31: Andrew Alliance - Tech, Entertainment, and Games, Oh My!

    · Chasing Dreams with Aimee J.

    Chasing your dreams doesn’t always mean doing what you loved as a kid, but for Andrew Alliance that’s exactly what it means. Andrew grew up with a passion for video games. In fact, he wanted a Nintendo so badly, he agreed to clean his house for a week so his mother would buy him one. Since the very first game, it was true love for Andrew. He is incredibly passionate about gaming, which is how he landed gigs as Brand Ambassador for Playstation and Nintendo of America. He is the host of The Show Radio, which showcases his passion for gaming, tech, and entertainment. If you want a glimpse into following your dreams with everything you’ve got, this is the show for you. TWEET: Following your childhood dreams to create a life of purpose and passion. Find out more on this episode A passion for gaming that continued throughout his life. It all started in 1987, when Andrew got his very first Nintendo. Since then, he’s owned just about every system out there. Andrew discovered his passion for broadcasting thanks to attending the Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, which is known for its focus on theater and broadcasting. Since then, he has always known broadcasting was in his blood. In 2009, he decided to start podcasting using Blog Talk Radio. As soon as he started, Andrew knew he would be doing this forever. To date, The Show Radio has produced 296 episodes centering around gaming, tech, and entertainment. Finding your niche and sticking with it. Andrew focuses on high quality when producing his show. From detailed bullet points to follow to rehearsals, he makes sure he is on point when the show is recorded. It’s this focus on quality that Andrew is known for. He shares his particular passion for unbiased reviews and how he chooses the products and games he’ll review. Andrew focuses on things related to his areas of passion - gaming, tech, and entertainment. He also discusses the difficulties of balancing all areas of life - school, his show, family, church - so that he is fulfilled in all areas. TWEET: Can a passion for video games really create a career? Find out on this episode Maintaining balance in a busy life. For Andrew, his priorities are clear - his family and church come first. But he also has to make time for school (where he’s majoring in Business Marketing), his show, and - of course - gaming. Andrew shares the value of scheduling when dealing with a hectic life and how this can help you stay focused on what really matters. Scheduling things in advance, says Andrew, helps him maintain the balance he needs to be happy. He also shares with Aimee some of the reactions he gets from fans and how powerful they can be. Andrew says this is the biggest reward of what he does. What’s next for Andrew Alliance? When asked, “Are you satisfied with your life?” Andrew made it clear that he will never be satisfied. He is always striving for more, doing more, and aiming higher. Andrew shares some of the things he’d like to do next, including speaking gigs. He also discusses the value of constantly listening to podcasts to expand your knowledge base. In closing, Andrew shares his “one thing” with fellow Dream Chasers. TWEET: The value of continuously striving for more, on this episode of #ChasingDreams OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE: [1:07] Introduction of Andrew Alliance, [3:01] Understanding what it means to be a brand ambassador. [3:28] When did Andrew’s love of gaming begin? [4:50] Where Andrew went after his first Nintendo. [7:03] When did Andrew decide to share his passion for gaming? [10:04] How he got started in podcasting and how his show evolved. [11:59] The frequency of Andrew’s podcast and the type of content. [13:33] How Andrew decides which products he gives a review on. [15:57] The structure of his show and how he transitions to different topics. [19:33] How Andrew balances his show and passion for gaming with going to school and his other responsibilities. [23:25] The reactions Andrew gets from fans listening to his show. [25:51] How long will you keep doing this? [26:54] Are you satisfied with where your life is? [31:01] How Andrew focuses on quality for his show. [34:58] The importance of making time for what really matters. [35:45] What is one thing you would recommend to someone who is chasing their dream? ANDREW’S RECOMMENDATION: Subscribe to Aimee’s show and leave a review. Whatever you’re interested in, go to iTunes and find that category. Start listening to shows in that category - make it a priority. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The Show Radio Blog Talk Radio Libsyn Andrew’s Bio The Show Radio Resources How to Contact Andrew Find Andrew on Social Media: Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn TWEETS YOU CAN USE: TWEET: Finding balance in a hectic schedule, on this episode of #ChasingDreams TWEET: The value of unbiased reviews in the #gaming industry, on this episode of #ChasingDreams

  • Can I use clay to shampoo my hair? Episode 136

    · The Beauty Brains

    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.

  • 第331回「この動詞はスペイン語でなんていうの?」

    · 聞くスペイン語 Escucha español

    ¿Cómo se dice 遊ぶ?「遊ぶ」とはスペイン語でなんと言うの?Se dice “jugar”.「Jugar」と言います。¿Cómo se dice 勉強する?「勉強する」とはスペイン語でなんと言うの?Se dice “estudiar”.「Estudiar」と言います。¿Cómo se dice 働く?「働く」とはスペイン語でなんと言うの?Se dice “trabajar”.「Trabajar」と言います。¿Cómo se dice 料理する?「料理する」とはスペイン語でなんと言うの?Se dice “cocinar”.「Cocinar」と言います。¿Cómo se dice 買う?「買う」とはスペイン語でなんと言うの?Se dice “comprar”.「Comprar」と言います。¿Cómo se dice 手伝う?「手伝う」とはスペイン語でなんと言うの?Se dice “ayudar”.「Ayudar」と言います。¿Cómo se dice 料理するのを手伝って?「料理するのを手伝って」とはスペイン語でなんと言うの?Se dice “ayúdame a cocinar”.「Ayúdame a cocinar」と言います。今週の聞くスペイン語プレミアムでは、質問に使える便利な単語を教えます!スペイン語の誕生のお話もあります。ちなみに、Twitterではたまにプレミアムに収録されるオリジナルイラストを投稿しています。皆さんどう思いますか?

  • 00:22:50

    EP 502: 30% Annual Yield AirBNB Investing with Andrew Keene

    · The Top Entrepreneurs in Money, Marketing, Business and Life

    Andrew Keene, president and CEO of AlphaShark Trading which is originally founded as in 2011. Prior to that, he grew up working as a proprietary trader at Chicago Board Options Exchange. He began his career on a trade program and would eventually co-found the KATL group. He currently actively trades future equity options, currency options present in commodities, and was a regular guest/market commentator on such networks as Bloomberg, CNBC and Fox Business. His first love will always be trading but he’s arguably even more well-known for building a trading room. He is especially proud of having taught his personal strategies trading for over 50,000 guests for years. Famous Five: Favorite Book? – Automatic Customer What CEO do you follow? –  Elon Musk Favorite online tool? — N/A Do you get 8 hours of sleep? — No If you could let your 20-year old self, know one thing, what would it be? – “Not to date a girl for 8 years and be engaged”   Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:38 – Nathan introduces Andrew to the show 02:32 – Andrew is based in Austin and San Diego 03:17 – Andrew is part of Entrepreneur Organization 03:55 – Andrew purchased a place in San Diego and put it on Airbnb 05:18 – “This year I expect to make $20,000 from that $70,000 investment” 06:24 – Andrew wants to get the “Super Host” status on Airbnb 06:33 – Airbnb advertises Super Host’s properties more 06:53 – Andrew looks at Airbnb hosting as an investment 07:25 – The risk of having your properties in Airbnb 07:31 – Stand-alone is not covered by HOA 07:48 – HOA wants to ban short-term rentals in San Diego 08:10 – Hosts can take advantage of their cash-flow situation 08:50 – Andrew has made $5M from trading 09:30 – Andrew shares how he got into trading 10:32 – Andrew has a place in Chicago, too 10:38 – Andrew is making around $8,000 a year for his place in Chicago 11:16 – Andrew is starting his second deal 11:41 – People ask Andrew how he makes money through the investment 12:04 – Andrew is working on a book with Airbnb 12:11 – AirBNBopen in LA 12:25 – There are around 7,000 people who paid Andrew for trading information 12:35 – Andrew has more than 50,0000 people in his email list 13:09 – Andrew shares how his cash flow works with his property in San Diego 13:45 – Andrew names software that he uses other than Revestor 13:50 – AirDNA is where you can buy reports of any city 14:23 – Mashvisor use to search for rental properties 14:45 – You can use analytics and research by  Revestor to get into the market 15:50 – Standard percentage for payment fees 16:30 – Nathan makes an offer to Andrew 17:55 – Email Andrew to connect with him 20:05 – The Famous Five   3 Key Points: Find the right investment and STUDY it as best as you can. Go to someone who is an expert in a market that you want to be in. Stay independent as long as you can.   Resources Mentioned: Acuity Scheduling – Nathan uses Acuity to schedule his podcast interviews and appointments Drip – Nathan uses Drip’s email automation platform and visual campaign builder to build his sales funnel Toptal – Nathan found his development team using Toptal for his new business Send Later. He was able to keep 100% equity and didn’t have to hire a co-founder due to the quality of Toptal Host Gator – The site Nathan uses to buy his domain names and hosting for the cheapest price possible. Audible – Nathan uses Audible when he’s driving from Austin to San Antonio (1.5-hour drive) to listen to audio books. The Top Inbox  – The site Nathan uses to schedule emails to be sent later, set reminders in inbox, track opens and follow-up with email sequences – Andrew’s email address Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

  • 00:50:12

    Episode 184 – Clay Clark – Entrepreneur of the Year

    · Smart People Podcast | Interviews in Education, Creativity, Business, and More!

    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 ClarkQuotes 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:www.thrive15.com

  • 00:36:32

    Episodio 33 - La violencia de los enfermos y de los adictos

    · Podcast sobre Biografia Humana

    La violencia es la imposibilidad de que convivan dos deseos en el mismo campo emocional. Es cuando mi deseo está por encima del otro. Es cuando no registro al otro. Es cuando el otro no tiene cabida para mí. La primera violencia es la “activa” que es la más visible, pero luego vienen las más invisibles, “la pasiva”, la “que se autodestruye” y “la de las víctimas”. Hoy abordaremos la violencia hacia adentro que es la de las enfermedades, la debilidad, etc. Pensamos que la violencia sólo pasa en casos extremos o en situaciones de mucha precariedad, pero existe en todos nosotros y todos ejercemos uno de estos cuatro grupos de violencia. Por ejemplo nace una niña, es la tercera de la familia, ya tiene dos hermanos que llaman la atención de otra forma, uno pegando, la otra recibiendo de manera pasiva, porque en el fondo todos queremos cuerpo materno, atención materna, cuidado y amparo. Esta tercera modalidad de violencia empieza con que la niña enferma para que mamá la mire. ¿Cómo puede ser, nos enfermamos de manera consciente para que mamá nos mire? No lo hacemos de forma consciente, pero es un mecanismo de supervivencia que hace que en ese momento mamá se ponga las pilas y nos lleve al médico, o sea el único momento en que nos abra la cama matrimonial. Esta criatura va entendiendo que la única manera de obtener mirada de mamá es a través de enfermarse. Hablamos de la película “mamá cumple 100 años” de Carlos Saura, en la que la abuela enferma está a punto de cumplir cien años y todos los miembros de la familia se trasladan a la finca para felicitarla. Todos están pendientes de ella que además es la que más dura. Como en 100 años de soledad el personaje de Úrsula, la matriarca. Se mueren todos en el libro y ella es la que más dura. Jordi dice: me viene a la mente esas personas que siempre se están quejando, les duele un poco la uña y dicen “me duele toda la mano” están todo el día con el “ay” luego las otras que, aunque tengan un dolor muy grande, tiran para adelante, no se quejan, son los dos extremos ¿no? Recordamos que tenemos que partir de la base de que estamos buscando mirada materna desde pequeñitos, y para algunos el recurso que tenemos es enfermar. Conforme vamos creciendo vamos sintiendo que la enfermedad es nuestra aliada.Todo el mundo está más por nosotros, porque no estamos bien, porque estamos mal del corazón y no se nos pueden dar disgustos. Otro caso muy significativo es el de la depresión, porque no estamos hablando de la enfermedad en sí, porque todos nos enfermamos. Estamos hablando de cuando la enfermedad la utilizamos como un mecanismo de supervivencia. Magda cuenta que cuando era pequeña enfermaba mucho y cuando nació su hermano más, ahora ve que era porque la iban a cuidar sus abuelos y eso le gustaba mucho porque tenía mirada, le contaban cuentos, le cuidaban, le traían el caldito, le daban friegas con el Vicks Vaporub. Montse dice, pero hay una diferencia entre lo de Magda y un enfermo crónico, que es una persona que utiliza la enfermedad como violencia y es que todos los niños pedimos mirada. Primero a través del llanto, luego a través de la enfermedad porque no tenemos muchos recursos de pequeñitos. Pero cuando una persona se queda en este mecanismo, como mecanismo más vincular, entonces es cuando hablamos de un personaje que cultiva este tipo de violencia. ¿Por que decimos violencia?, porque estas personas se dedican a tener siempre a todo el mundo alrededor preocupados por ellos. Son apáticos, no se alegran de que las cosas les vayan bien a los otros, están siempre muy tristes, nunca jamás les veras radiantes, contentos, compartiendo algo, atendiendo a otro, sino que siempre estarán chupando y esa es una violencia que no se ve mucho, que no detectamos, muy sutil. Dice Jordi “y a veces ni la asociamos a la violencia”, porque asociamos violencia a la agresión física, pero hay otro tipo de violencias. Por eso decimos que en la medida en que yo estoy en mi infantilismo, en mi propio egoísmo y el otro para mí no existe y solo existe mi propio deseo no puede convivir con el deseo del otro ese es el origen de todas las violencias. Por eso lo traemos aquí, para que nos movamos de la silla y nos cuestionemos, porque nos parece que solo hay un tipo de violencia y todos los demás somos muy buenitos, pero luego vivimos en una sociedad muy violenta y no nos encaja que siendo tan buenos suceda eso. Y realmente todo encaja porque todos venimos de niveles en mayor o menor grado de violencia de alguno de estos cuatro grupos. En este grupo de la violencia de los enfermos que no se curan, estas personas son las que hacen a las otras responsables de que no se curan, les cuesta mucho generar algo, necesitan siempre alguien que les acompañe, se rodean de personas muy energéticas, porque realmente necesitan chuparles esa energía. Suelen ser muy mentales y siempre tienen razones para despreciar sutilmente al otro. Tienen desdén por todo, es un tipo de violencia muy sutil la que ejercen estas personas. No es muy visible. Por eso la traemos aquí porque es de las más invisibles. Porque ¿Cómo cuestionar a un enfermo? La enfermedad es incuestionable, ya que un enfermo es un enfermo. Eso lo entendemos todos porque no nos ponemos malos cuando queremos, y no es que nos queramos poner malos, es que realmente necesitamos mirada y hemos entendido que esta es la manera en que mejor nos funciona. ¿Es consciente? No. ¿Significa que por no ser consciente no seamos responsables de ella? Tampoco. Porque como adultos cada día somos responsables de si queremos mirar o seguir ciegos. Estos violentos además se vinculan a nivel pareja con otros tan desvitalizados como ellos, se buscan a otro de su mismo estilo para estar en la queja “mira como nos va de mal” y es muy difícil sacar a través de la Biografía a alguien tan victimista de ese espacio. Porque tiene muchas ventajas. Vamos a ver el que tenga una enfermedad crónica y nos escuche dirá ¿pero qué dicen estas taradas? Pero realmente no estamos intentando atacar a nadie, estamos poniendo otra visión encima de la mesa, si realmente podemos cuestionarnos, porque nosotros somos los únicos que podemos mirar la realidad tal cual. No nos sana nadie, no viene ningún sanador de fuera, simplemente el nivel de conciencia nuestro es el que puede hacer a través de una indagación personal genuina que podamos ver y sanar. El tema de las depresivas crónicas se cura dando a los otros. Las personas que son depresivas crónicas, no les compensa tener cuatro hijos pendientes de ellos y aún necesitan más, nunca tienen suficiente y siguen estando en la depresión, esto es tan fácil como empezar a valorar lo que uno tiene alrededor, porque también es una violencia muy sutil la que ejercen. Un desprecio que dice “no valéis nada porque yo sigo aquí porque no me alegráis el ánimo” , le hacen de todo pero nada les sirve. Es tan grande el vacío emocional de estas personas, es tan inmenso es como un pozo sin fondo, eso no se va a poder llenar. Esto se puede empezar a trabajar cuando eres un adulto porque de adulto podemos generar para poner en el fondo del pozo algo para que el agua esté allí. Si seguimos en nuestro vacío y en “no tuve” vamos chupando la energía de toda la gente de alrededor. Y esto es la típica madre devoradora, de aquí sale un hijo devorado por ejemplo. Este tipo de personas son las que comen a las otras, porque los hijos sienten que toda su energía vital la tienen que dar a mamá, no pueden generar nada, ni parejas, ni hijos, luego son los que se separan y vuelven a casa de mamá. Dice Jordi: no se cuestiona la enfermedad de las personas sino el uso que pueden hacer de esa enfermedad, porque hay gente que aprovechando que tiene una enfermedad que es real le da un uso malicioso.Montse aclara que esa persona no cree que está haciendo nada mal, esa persona se está salvando de su desamparo, no ve que sea malicioso para el resto, dice Jordi: si lo viera y siguieran haciéndolo ya sería perverso ¿no? Montse aclara que sí, que ellos necesitan salvarse primero a costa de su pareja, de sus hijos, a costa de lo que sea, es lo que hablábamos de las dolencias cardíacas, los familiares dicen “no se lo digamos al abuelo que padece del corazón y a ver si le va a dar un ataque”, al abuelo hay que cuidarlo siempre, y el abuelo ahí está entre algodones que no se va a morir ni a los 200 años y en cambio todos los otros sufriendo porque ha pasado esto, tenemos este gran problema, como lo vamos a solucionar, la hipoteca como la vamos a pagar, pero el abuelo está feliz en su sofá. Dice Jordi “Eso lo dice el entorno del abuelo porque él les ha dado pie para que vean que padece del corazón y no le conviene que le den malas noticias, no es una invención de su entorno que dice –no al abuelo no le vamos a decir- el abuelo ha dado síntomas de que si me decís según qué voy a padecer” Pero esto viene de la infancia, esto es lo que traemos, ese comportamiento se instauró en la infancia. Así como para otros personajes la enfermedad ha sido una cosa necesaria en nuestra infancia para que mamá nos mire, luego no nos hemos quedado instalados en ese personaje y otros sí, que esa es la diferencia.La violencia está en que reclamamos ese amor infantil y de adultos ya no lo necesitamos, podemos generar y dar amor a los otros. Ese es el gran trabajo. Podemos dar amor cuando somos adultos aunque no lo hayamos recibido de pequeños. Ese es el lema de todos estos programas que vamos haciendo. Primero es conectar con lo que no tuvimos, pero luego qué hacemos con eso. Y la gran práctica es poder generar quitarnos de encima los personajes con los que sobrevivimos para poder dar a los otros. Dice Jordi: muchas veces no somos conscientes de esta realidad, y Montse replica pero esto no nos exime. ¿Cuál sería la buena noticia? Que uno oiga esto y empiece a cuestionarse y diga ah! es verdad! Que cuando viene mi hija y me dice que le duele la cabeza yo le digo: “lo tuyo no es nada, yo llevo todo el día con la cabeza como un bombo ” y hablo todo el tiempo de mí, y no me entero de lo que le pasa a mi hija, esto es el desastre.Ser consciente de esto es mucho. En todo momento estamos hablando de la necesidad de salvarnos y del egoísmo que es el motor de todas las violencias. La última violencia es la de las adicciones. Siempre vamos a lo mismo, de bebés necesitamos ser amados, si eso no lo tenemos morimos. Ya que estamos poniendo cada violencia con un hijo, este sería el cuarto hijo, al que no le toca ni enfermarse, le queda que cuando pido brazos a mamá ella me da un chupachups, llora y le da caramelo, luego tele, videojuego y le voy dando, así como otros personajes no se quedan enganchados en la adicción, otros sí. Esto forma parte de sus medidas de salvarse. Estos son los pedidos desplazados, al principio el bebé está pidiendo mamá, contacto, cuerpo, atención y lo que recibe es algo que le llena momentáneamente, esto lo asocia a que es mamá. ¿Qué pasa? que un brazo de mamá dura toda la vida, pero el azúcar dura 2 minutos, cada vez necesitan más cosas. Son estos niños caprichosos, pero es porque de pequeños esto lo hemos ido organizando como madres. Ofrecerle algo que lo llene porque no le puedo dar mi contacto. Entonces nos convertimos en adultos que no podemos hacer nada para nosotros mismos, estamos enganchados a sustancias, trabajo, azúcar, alcohol, correr, siempre hay algo que viene de fuera que nos soluciona el problema. ¿Por qué hablamos de violencia del adicto? Si cuando soy pequeño y llamo a mi madre y no viene mi sensación es de muerte. Cuando somos bebés necesitamos compensar en el mismo momento. Cuando somos adultos no. De bebés queremos lo que teníamos en la barriga de nuestra madre: calor constante, alimento constante, movimiento constante, es YA. Cuando no lo tenemos nos morimos, algunos de verdad, otros espiritualmente, a raíz de ahí entendemos que si no incorporamos esa sustancia nos morimos. En la medida en que necesite fumar un cigarro llueve, truene o granice, o aunque se muera el que está al lado yo necesito fumarme un pitillo, eso es un nivel de violencia porque yo antepongo lo mío a la persona que tengo al lado. Me desentiendo de todo lo de mi alrededor porque soy un adicto.Realmente de adulto si no te fumas el cigarrillo no te mueres pero tu vivencia es que cuando aquello no lo tenías tu sensación era de muerte. Nosotros tenemos que asumir que mamá no estuvo, que nos dio una serie de cosas que llenan nuestro vacío temporalmente, y por mucho que devoremos o hagamos no vamos a tener su amor. La violencia es cuando decimos necesito hacer esto caiga quien caiga. El otro desaparece para mí, sus necesidades, sus deseos, y si es un bebé más. Lo primero que necesito es salvarme yo, es incorporar esa sustancia que me compensa.Jordi pregunta como desenganchase ya que hay personas a quien les es más fácil y otras no. ¿Es porque hay un grado de desafección con la madre mayor o menor que provoca que esa adicción sea mayor o menor y se pueda uno desenganchar en mayor o menor medida? .Hay gente a quien no le cuesta dejar de fumar y otra que sí. Esto es lo que te traía de la primera infancia, es que cada uno tiene unos mecanismos de supervivencia distintos y quien tiene la adicción como supervivencia es de un tipo y no de otro. Es mucho más difícil para unos o para otros. Todo el que fuma tiene una carencia, tiene que ver con el tema oral. Esa primera fase de los bebés. ¿Que todos somos adictos en mayor o menor medida? Sí, pero es como la violencia de los crónicos, hay adicciones que tienen grados. Esas que son tan violentas que no solo no miro al otro sino que lo arraso. Porque la adicción siendo conscientes no necesitamos ni desintoxicarnos, siendo conscientes de esta realidad, trabajarla con la BH se consigue pero tienes que ser consciente de donde viene. ¿Qué pasa con el tema de las granjas de desintoxicación? que son un gran útero donde las personas están muy contenidas: Terapia grupal, individual, comida, siesta, deporte, etc. Ahí si lo pueden sostener pero como se basan en la abstinencia al salir de ahí vuelven a consumir. Les pasa lo mismo que cuando nacieron, salen del útero al mundo y al no ser atendidos, a la primera dificultad vuelven a recaer.Dice Jordi: entonces no tiene arreglo. Si tiene, trabajando en uno mismo. En las granjas es mas desde la voluntad, más difícil, mucho más que si uno asume, toma consciencia del nivel de abandono del que uno viene y de los estragos que esto le ha ocasionado a lo largo de la vida. Por eso los que han bebido cuando dejan de beber siguen diciendo que son alcohólicos dice Jordi. Exacto. Y en los grupos de apoyo como A.A. lo que hacen es de contenedor y de apoyo como si fuera una familia por eso en algunos casos funcionan. Para acabar recordamos que lo que podemos cambiar ahora es reconocer que la carencia está, pero ahora podemos decidir hacer otra cosa con conciencia, si somos valientes, y podemos decidir amar al prójimo.

  • 01:01:06

    Andrew Schulz, Standup Comic and Entrepreneur on Insecurity, Risk, and Making Things Happen - Episode #278

    · The Less Doing Podcast with Ari Meisel: The Best Life Hacks And Productivity Tips For Less Doing, More Living

    It’s hard to imagine a profession more fraught with the potential for insecurity than that of a standup comic. Andrew Schulz says sure, it’s there - but you can’t let it rule your life or derail your career. In this candid - and graphic - conversation, Andrew, Ari, and Nick chat about Andrew’s career journey, how he’s fought to rise to the top of his profession in spite of insecurity and fear, and what it takes to make things happen - from a comedy perspective and a business perspective. He's a great example of someone who has ground out his success one step at a time. Andrew Schulz is like most people: He loves delegation and hates management. As Ari asked his guest, comedian Andrew Schulz how he manages his busy life and all the projects he has going, Andrew pointed to Trello as his “to-do list that other people can see,” and mentioned that he loves delegating things to his assistant but hates the stress that comes from overseeing whether she really did the things he delegated. Ari pointed out that what Andrew feels is common, and it's exactly what he should feel. He's talking about the management piece - and every entrepreneur has to learn how to offload that aspect of business in order to create space for the things they really want in life. You can find out how that looks in the life of a standup comedian, on this episode with Andrew Schulz. In any field, you’ve got to learn to deal with risk, insecurity, and the fear of failure. Andrew Schulz says he admires anyone who has absolutely no fear of rejection. It’s a quality that very few people seem to have. He struggles with fear of rejection regularly as he tries out new comedy routines and learns to pivot, iterate, and adapt to the realities of what is truly funny to people - but he also makes the point that every field requires a certain amount of risk. Those who are successful in their field have to face the insecurity squarely so it can be conquered. Find out how Andrew has dealt with the inevitable fear of failure so far, and what he does to keep himself pressing forward in spite of it, on this episode of Leverage. The freedom to do what you want comes from creating independent streams of income.  In this conversation Ari asked Andrew Schulz how he is able to do the things he truly loves and Andrew pointed to a principle entrepreneurs should know very well: You’ve got to create streams of income that allow you to have the consistency and stability you need for life in order to be free to pursue the things you really want to pursue. That’s what he’s done through a handful of revenue sources - and now he’s able to say “No” to commercial or sponsorship gigs that he doesn’t want to do in order to pursue the opportunities that are bigger and more aligned with his brand as a comic. You can hear how he applies the principle to his life and see how to apply it to your situation, on this episode. Assume people like you. It enables you to treat people better. At the end of each episode, Ari asks his guests to share 3 things listeners can do to be more productive - and Andrew Schulz immediately shared that if you can assume people like you, you will be empowered to treat them better - and the results are nothing but good. He gives a few examples of what he means by this that help flesh out the concept, so be sure you listen and learn to be more optimistic when it comes to meeting and interacting with new people. Outline of This Episode [0:03] Parental warning: This episode will be quite EXPLICIT. Be advised. [3:03] How Ari and Andrew know each other and have reconnected. [4:11] The road to becoming a standup comedian. [9:11] Learning to deal with risk, insecurity, and the fear of failure. [16:46] The importance of clearing your head through focus. [22:10] The business side of Andrew’s comedy career. [32:04] How Andrew’s mindset mirrors that of an entrepreneur trying to find product/market fit. [36:15] The comedians Andrew looks up to - in terms of comedy and business. [44:15] The reality of what the internet is doing to hold us accountable. [48:36] Andrew’s current projects and goals: And why he works to create stability and job security for himself. [53:28] The material Andrew is most proud of. [55:41] Andrew’s 3 pieces of advice to be more effective. Resources Mentioned Andrew Schulz Podcast Headspace Haymakers for Hope Trello Best Week Ever (by VH1) Guy Code The Propeller Conference   Find out more about what we’re doing at Get Leverage at and

  • 00:02:30

    San José

    · Jóvenes Católicos

    (Jn 4,5-42): En aquel tiempo, Jesús llega, pues, a una ciudad de Samaria llamada Sicar, cerca de la heredad que Jacob dio a su hijo José. Allí estaba el pozo de Jacob. Jesús, como se había fatigado del camino, estaba sentado junto al pozo. Era alrededor de la hora sexta. Llega una mujer de Samaría a sacar agua. Jesús le dice: «Dame de beber». Pues sus discípulos se habían ido a la ciudad a comprar comida. Le dice la mujer samaritana: «¿Cómo tú, siendo judío, me pides de beber a mí, que soy una mujer samaritana?» (Porque los judíos no se tratan con los samaritanos). Jesús le respondió: «Si conocieras el don de Dios, y quién es el que te dice: ‘Dame de beber’, tú le habrías pedido a él, y él te habría dado agua viva». Le dice la mujer: «Señor, no tienes con qué sacarla, y el pozo es hondo; ¿de dónde, pues, tienes esa agua viva? ¿Es que tú eres más que nuestro padre Jacob, que nos dio el pozo, y de él bebieron él y sus hijos y sus ganados?». Jesús le respondió: «Todo el que beba de esta agua, volverá a tener sed; pero el que beba del agua que yo le dé, no tendrá sed jamás, sino que el agua que yo le dé se convertirá en él en fuente de agua que brota para vida eterna». Le dice la mujer: «Señor, dame de esa agua, para que no tenga más sed y no tenga que venir aquí a sacarla». El le dice: «Vete, llama a tu marido y vuelve acá». Respondió la mujer: «No tengo marido». Jesús le dice: «Bien has dicho que no tienes marido, porque has tenido cinco maridos y el que ahora tienes no es marido tuyo; en eso has dicho la verdad». Le dice la mujer: «Señor, veo que eres un profeta. Nuestros padres adoraron en este monte y vosotros decís que en Jerusalén es el lugar donde se debe adorar». Jesús le dice: «Créeme, mujer, que llega la hora en que, ni en este monte, ni en Jerusalén adoraréis al Padre. Vosotros adoráis lo que no conocéis; nosotros adoramos lo que conocemos, porque la salvación viene de los judíos. Pero llega la hora (ya estamos en ella) en que los adoradores verdaderos adorarán al Padre en espíritu y en verdad, porque así quiere el Padre que sean los que le adoren. Dios es espíritu, y los que adoran, deben adorar en espíritu y verdad». Le dice la mujer: «Sé que va a venir el Mesías, el llamado Cristo. Cuando venga, nos lo explicará todo». Jesús le dice: «Yo soy, el que te está hablando».En esto llegaron sus discípulos y se sorprendían de que hablara con una mujer. Pero nadie le dijo: «¿Qué quieres?», o «¿Qué hablas con ella?». La mujer, dejando su cántaro, corrió a la ciudad y dijo a la gente: «Venid a ver a un hombre que me ha dicho todo lo que he hecho. ¿No será el Cristo?». Salieron de la ciudad e iban donde Él. Entretanto, los discípulos le insistían diciendo: «Rabbí, come». Pero Él les dijo: «Yo tengo para comer un alimento que vosotros no sabéis». Los discípulos se decían unos a otros: «¿Le habrá traído alguien de comer?». Les dice Jesús: «Mi alimento es hacer la voluntad del que me ha enviado y llevar a cabo su obra. ¿No decís vosotros: Cuatro meses más y llega la siega? Pues bien, yo os digo: Alzad vuestros ojos y ved los campos, que blanquean ya para la siega. Ya el segador recibe el salario, y recoge fruto para la vida eterna, de modo que el sembrador se alegra igual que el segador. Porque en esto resulta verdadero el refrán de que uno es el sembrador y otro el segador: yo os he enviado a segar donde vosotros no os habéis fatigado. Otros se fatigaron y vosotros os aprovecháis de su fatiga». Muchos samaritanos de aquella ciudad creyeron en Él por las palabras de la mujer que atestiguaba: «Me ha dicho todo lo que he hecho». Cuando llegaron donde Él los samaritanos, le rogaron que se quedara con ellos. Y se quedó allí dos días. Y fueron muchos más los que creyeron por sus palabras, y decían a la mujer: «Ya no creemos por tus palabras; que nosotros mismos hemos oído y sabemos que éste es verdaderamente el Salvador del mundo».

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

    · ProBlogger Podcast: Blog Tips to Help You Make Mon

    Note: you can listen to this episode above or load it up in iTunes. 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. In This Episode You can listen to today's episode above or in iTunes or Stitcher (where we'd also LOVE to get your reviews on those platforms if you have a moment). In today's episode: 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 ...

  • 00:16:25

    Episode 53 : So Easy - Special Edition - Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC EX Manual Review

    · Motoring Podcast - News Show

    THe wonderfully capable Honda CR-V The SUV sector is the biggest growing niche for manufacturers. Everyone is coming out with their own version. We at the Motoring Podcast wanted to know what the fuss is all about and why are they so popular. We choose one of the biggest sellers, the Honda CR-V, to find out more.This is the second car to be loaned to the podcast, for which we would like to thank Honda for their kindness.To be clear the car was given a comprehensive testing by the Cracked Windscreen horde. It performed typical family duties as well as trip away to Suffolk. A wet, very wet Suffolk as it turned out.THE CarThe car in question is a CR-V 1.6 iDTEC EX. So it’s a diesel, with a manual gearbox and top of the range.The OTR price is £33,060, with the actual model I drove coming in at £35,110 due to the Polished Metallic Paint, which is Honda-speak for metallic grey (£550 option) and the Honda SENSING pack (£1500 option) - more on that later.That translates to £299/month, with solid paint, not the metallic Andrew had but includes a £3000 Honda contribution.Honda was one of the originators of the SUV niche, when it introduced the first-generation CR-V soft-roader to Europe in 1997 (they were called soft-roaders back then - a bit of history for all the kids out there!)As every car maker either has an SUV or is developing one for their range Honda cannot rest on any laurels. To continue being one of the main choices it has to make a compelling case for itself.The LooksAs this is an SUV there’s going to be a certain amount of ‘boxiness’ to the shape, unless the designers go down the daft coupé / 4x4 blend, which Honda thankfully haven’t.That’s not to say it’s a brick on wheels. The front end has lots of angles and lines all leading from the car and merging with the front grill and bumper, from a variety of heights. This ensures it’s distinctive, but with the chrome trims on the one Andrew had it was a tad fussy for his liking.Honda has managed to lessen the impression of boxiness towards the rear by tapering the top window line, into the rear quarter lights. This doesn’t involve the roofline doing so, therefore the cabin is not compromised.The tailgate is angled back into the car - again helping with the impression of a sloped roof. But don’t worry, this is only above the line of the luggage cover so, again, internal space is not compromised. Clever design towards the rear helps hide the shape As with the Civic, tested earlier in the year, the LED day-time running lights are a thin strip surrounding the headlights. Andrew likes this as he feels larger LEDs, as found on some cars that emphasise the individual bulbs, looks cheap. As you would hope from an SUV the visibility is very good thanks to the large windscreen and decently sized passenger windows.For the driver, the windscreen was kept clear by the excellently sized wipers. Impressively, they clear nearly the entire area, without the need for clever mechanisms. Andrew was particularly impressed with the wing mirror design. No style over substance here. Form follows function with the nice big, square mirrors allowing for excellent visibility. They can be electronically folded too, so there’s no fear of them being dinged after parking up.  The rear is quite conventional, with access to the boot via a top-hinged door. This creates a large, square opening, with a fairly low lip meaning it’s quite easy to load up.Passenger doors are decently sized and open nearly to 90 degrees, allowing for easy access by children and for adults to buckle them up.It’s a small detail, but such an important one when you have small kids. Shows thought has gone into how will the car be used and by whom.The sculpted lines on the rest of the car are all subtly handled and neatly executed. The results are a car that is not overly endowed with slashes and swoops but neither is it a slab of metal. Andrew thought Honda’s Polished Metal Metallic suited the car well. I also think the Twilight Blue Metallic and Passion Red Pearl are also good choices, having seen them on the road.Overall there is little to object to with the CR-V’s looks, it’s not exciting but there are nice touches, such as how well they’ve hidden the size of the car in profile.The InsideHaving experienced Honda cars before Andrew's expectations were already set for build quality. The CR-V was in a similar vein.  As he has children, Andrew started with the rear passenger area. Any parents out there will know how this area is as important as where you sit in the front, sometimes more so!After getting in the back via the wide opening doors you are met with a rear bench that comfortably seats three, in our case including a car seat, booster seat andstill plenty of space for the third child.The floor is flat, which means all the seats can be accessed even if they get in the other door. Also, this means the middle seat can be used comfortably by an adult without the need to straddle a transmission tunnel.There is a decent amount of storage in the back, with pockets on the front seats and door bins.Another feature we found useful were the vents at the end of the front arm rest/cubby hole, allowing the rear passengers control where the air con should be directed.    Wide doors and flat floor make access a breeze for everyone The car Andrew drove had kick plates with an anti-slip finish to the doorways, helping to protect the paintwork and ensuring there is firm footing when accessing the rear. Especially useful when footwear is wet and people are rushing to get out of the rain!Again, it’s a small touch, but another example of a little thought making a difference to usability of the car. As we know Andrew particularly likes it when small details are thought through.Privacy glass was fitted to the rear windows and rear windscreen. Even though the windows are quite large the ‘shoulder’ line is a bit high for smaller rear passengers. Combining these together could be a recipe for feeling a bit claustrophobic. However, this was not the case as our car had a panoramic roof!As you would expect, and know if you’ve driven with one before, this allows light to flood the cabin. Makes the whole interior feel light, airy and even more spacious. If you travel decent distances with passengers who may feel queasy this is a great feature.Oh, also children love the whole ‘sliding-roof-lining-reveals-the-sky’ event! The sounds of awe and wonder when they first experienced this were priceless.The test car had the ability to open and shut the boot lid electronically, either via the key fob, buttons in the cabin or on the bottom of the boot door.Andrew really enjoyed this feature. One because he is such a child, but two, when hauling the family's luggage and pressing the button would allow access without having to put bags down. Sounds lazy, but means you aren’t then transferring muck into the car.There are sensors in the boot lid which means the door won’t shut if it notices an obstruction. Plus the shutting speed, for the final closing, is slow, there isn’t a risk of people getting hands trapped or the like. You have the ability to override the sensor and ‘slam’ the boot lid shut, if it’s just a bag sticking out, though.The floor area of the boot is flat, as you would expect. And vast By vast, we mean as a family of five, we took what seemed like a mountain of luggage, yet the cover over went all the luggage! That’s what 589 litres of capacity will do for you!There are simple little touches in this area too. Metal loops in the corners, which will allow for a luggage net to be fitted. A small net pocket behind one of the rear wheel arches for small items. A velcro loop to hold items upright. A 12v power socket.Honda again demonstrated their attention to detail with two small, plastic hooks behind each rear wheel arch. This is for small amounts of shopping, such a couple of carrier bags. AND it was positioned at just the right height that the bag stood upright with the handles fully stretched out, yet the bottom of the bag rests on floor.Andrew concedes that he may sound a little obsessed with these tiny details, but how often do you nip out to the shop to get a couple of things? If those hooks weren’t there your shopping would be all over the place. An example of not making your life more difficult than it needs to be.Another bonus to this car is that there is a proper spare wheel, stored below the boot floor, which on a car such as this, is a good thing. Lack of optional nerf gun-rack a missed opportunity for Honda As with the rear, the doors open nice and wide to the front, enabling easy access into the leather, heated and on the driver’s side, electrically adjusted seats. With the bonus of having memory functions in case you share the driving.Andrew was surprised that the passenger’s seat wasn’t electronically controllable, though.He also found the side bolsters particularly cosseting in combination with the lumbar support. There were no complaints of aches or feeling tired after driving - and Andrew is a father of three so physically he's a broken man!As you would expect in a car this size space is good. Visibility out the front and sides is excellent.The rear screen is a smallish, which is fine on the move when you combine it with the large wing mirrors. The reversing camera and parking sensors allow you to tackle spaces you may not wish to try without. Makes using the car so much easier. This is the sort of tech I approve of.Materials in the cabin were a mix of soft touch and harder plastics, metal trim and leather. All in all it’s a perfectly inoffensive, comfortable place to sit.THE CONTROLSWith a reassuringly expensive sounding ‘thunk’ when shutting the door you turn your attention to the controls.The 3-spoke steering wheel felt lovely in hand, and had buttons to interact with the infotainment system, make calls if your phone is connected, change settings to various displays as well as cruise control and lane departure safety activation.Behind that is the conventional looking binnacle. In the centre is a large speedometer. Right in the centre of that is a digital display, one of three in the cabin, that can show you average mpg, instant mpg, cruise control settings and so on. To the left of the speedo is the rev counter, to the right are the fuel and engine temp gauges.The gearstick is just to the left of the steering wheel, raised up, so it sits between the transmission tunnel and the bottom of the dashboard, therefore it’s easy to reach.Above that is the climate control. SWITCHES! Honda uses switches! Other manufacturers take note. Please. No daft touch screen only here!Climate control is split between passenger and driver. Which is handy when, say, the driver likes it about 20 degrees cooler than his front passenger! Who knew Honda were working on continued marital harmony and not just things with engines? Spacious, comfortable and easy to use interior and controls Above the climate control, erm, controls, is the touch screen.Now, if you remember the Civic review (and of course you do) you’ll know I wasn’t a fan of the touch screen and software.However, this one was a revelation! No lag, it was responsive and everything worked as expected.Sat nav was great, especially combined with traffic updates and automatic suggested route alternatives.Connectivity was excellent and worked, again, as you would expect. Clarity of the speakers was tested, as we sat on the M6 in a traffic jam with AC/DC, Guns n Roses and MIA, blasting out!Behind the screen there is even a CD player, you remember those, don’t you! But, Andrew is glad they haven’t abandoned this tech as not everyone can or wants to connect their phone to a car.Above the touch screen is another display. This time revealing similar information as the one in the middle of the speedometer.Below the centre console and gearstick there are two/three cupholders. Place to leave you phone. The hand break and a, frankly, massive cubby box.The box has the connectivity/charging points for USB, HDMI and 12v cables. All your needs should be met in there!The driver’s door houses the electric window’s controls, including switching off passenger window operation privileges. I was a bit surprised that this included the front passenger as well as the rear.Also, the electric mirrors are controlled from here, including the electronic folding feature, as long as you remember to do it before switching off the ignition.THE DRIVEWhat’s it like to drive, you ask? Well, it’s “nice”. It’s not exciting, but not many people buying an SUV are after exciting. Everything was just easy to do.The steering is light, if a little bit numb, but not vague or wayward.Using the pedals and changing gear is easy, Honda haven’t felt the need to make doing so an event.The car was surprisingly quiet on the move. Andrew expected that there would be more wind and tyre noise.Having driven Honda’s 1.6 IDTEC engine before he already knew what to expect and was impressed with it. Once it’s above 1500 rpm it really pulls you along.The official combined mpg is 55.4 for the manual and 55.3 for the automatic, in EX 4wd trim. This results in CO2 of 133 and 139 g/km respectively. That makes it VED Band E.Fully laden, with the family and all the luggage that entails (you do remember the Horde took a lot of stuff don't you?) we averaged out at an indicated 43.4mpg.There is an Eco setting which does your typical eco driving things, such as encourage a smoother style (with the warning lights), encouraging you to change up sooner than you’d think (with gear indicators on the dash) etc.But just because it’s in eco mode, it doesn’t penalise you if you need to put your foot down, to, say, get around something. This is a modern eco system it doesn't inhibit response.The ride was a decent mix of firm and comfortable. You can feel the worst of the road, but not so it’s an issue. You and your passengers travel in comfort.Proper tyres will have helped with this. No silly low profile jobbies here!Andrew was pleasantly surprised by the level of body control in the corners too. It is an SUV so there will be some wallowing but he was expecting more.THE TECHNOLOGYTechnology is being used more and more by manufacturers, as well as being demanded of by legislation. Well, this CR-V was packed with it thanks to the £1500 optional extra Honda SENSING, mentioned earlier.In that you get Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot info, Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist and Intelligent-Adaptive Cruise Control!We’re talking about tech that was the preserve of exec barges not so long ago, now it’s in a family car.Andrew can attest to all of it working too, apart from the braking system as he didn’t get into a situation where it would kick in and we're all quite happy about that!The Lane Keeping Assistance deserves a separate mention. Through rear facing sensors the car will keep itself in a motorway lane. Being thorough, Andrew tested it out, when it was safe to do so and without his family aboard, and it’s amazing. The car steered itself around bends on the motorway. It’s witchcraft!With all that tech it made driving so much less stressful. The warning indicators and occasional noises were informative but they weren't too obtrusive. Which is a fine balance that Honda have managed.Andrew drove 1100 odd miles, in just over a week and he didn’t feel tired. He didn’t feel stressed. AND that’s with driving his kids.THE CONCLUSIONHaving spent time with the car The Motoring Podcast can see why SUVs, and CR-Vs in particular, are so popular.The raised sitting position, giving you a more commanding view of the road is attractive.The feeling of extra safety, which is now backed up by the technology, is compelling.  The ease at which it took Andrew's family around is tempting. For many people getting from A to B is the objective. They’re not after engaging dynamic driving.For helping to get around in as safe and stress free way as is possible, with some excellent little touches that make life easier then the CR-V makes a strong case for itself.Let’s put it this way, Mrs Cracked Windscreen didn't want to give it back. And some may say there is no higher praise than that! Cracked Windscreen Horde sad to see the back of the CR-V

  • Cornish Alps

    · Open Country

    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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    Chatbots: Marketing Automation via Messenger

    · Social Media Marketing Podcast helps your business thrive with social media

    Wondering how chatbots can improve open and click-through rates on Facebook?Want to build funnels into your chatbot messaging?To explore how to develop marketing messaging that works in Facebook Messenger chatbots, I interview Andrew Warner.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It's designed to help busy marketers, business owners, and creators discover what works with social media marketing.In this episode, I interview Andrew Warner. When Andrew was younger, he built a company to $30 million in annual sales. Today, Andrew is the founder of Mixergy, a site and podcast focused on tech startups. Andrew's newest venture is called Bot Academy, a site focused on chatbots.Andrew explains the many advantages chatbots offer compared to email.You'll discover how tags and the right content can create interactive and engaging chatbot conversations.Share your feedback, read the show notes, and get the links mentioned in this episode below.Listen NowHere are some of the things you'll discover in this show:ChatbotsHow Andrew Got Into Chatbots Since 2008, Andrew has been running Mixergy, a podcast and website focused on helping newer tech entrepreneurs learn from a variety of experienced tech entrepreneurs and exploring topics like their backgrounds, how they built their businesses, and why those businesses worked.Although Andrew had made angel investments in chatbot software companies, he didn't really use them in his work until his company had a problem with its email open and click-through rates. A big part of Mixergy's business is growing their email list for relationship-building with future customers. To improve those rates, Andrew tried many things including adjusting their funnel, but nothing worked.Then Andrew realized he was complaining to his team about the problem not with email, but via chat apps such as Facebook Messenger, iMessage, and Slack. Although Andrew was communicating with people he loved and worked with using chat, he was using email to communicate with prospective customers. He began to question whether email was the issue.Andrew decided to test how communicating with customers via chat would impact the metrics for his business communications. When they communicated with customers via chat, open rates rose from 20% to 30% with emails to 80% to 95% on Facebook Messenger. Click rates rose from 5% on email to more than 50% on Messenger.Andrew recalls driving from San Francisco to Napa to get away from work for the day. Two different people called him during the drive and said, "Please show me how you're reaching people on Facebook Messenger." That's when Andrew realized chatbots were the future and he could build a business based on chat.The first company Andrew invested in was Assist, founded by his friend Shane Mac and the founder of Geek Squad, Robert Stephens. One of their tests was this chatbot that at first worked on SMS text messages and then Facebook Messenger. They were so plugged in that when Facebook was thinking about chatbots, the duo went to Facebook's offices to talk about it.Then when Mark Zuckerberg announced chatbots at F8 2016, Andrew asked himself, "Why am I not paying more attention to what Shane and Robert Stevens are telling me?" That's when he started to get really lit up by the idea of chatbots.Listen to the show to hear about other efforts that didn't help Andrew improve metrics for his email list.What Chatbots Can Do and Why Marketers Should CareChatbots can provide a sense of immediacy that email doesn't. Marketers can use this immediacy to share timely reminders and links. For example, someone who registers for one of Andrew's webinars receives the message, "Press this button and my chatbot will remind you on Facebook Messenger." When it's time for the webinar, the chatbot reminder makes the recipient's phone vibrate and ...

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

    · The Joystiq Podcast

    Filed under: Podcasts 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. Listen to the Super Joystiq Podcast: Subscribe to the Super Joystiq Podcast in iTunes Add the Super Joystiq Podcast feed to your RSS aggregator Download the MP3 directly Relevant links are available after the break.Continue reading Super Joystiq Podcast Special: Dice 2014 Day 1 - Davey Wreden, Steve Gaynor, Rami IsmailSuper Joystiq Podcast Special: Dice 2014 Day 1 - Davey Wreden, Steve Gaynor, Rami Ismail originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments

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

    · We All Wear It Differently - A Podcast for Early C

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

  • 00:36:13

    005: Beginning Your Speaking Career, with Clay Hebert

    · The Speaker Lab with Grant Baldwin // Public Speaking / Motivational Speaking / Entrepreneurship

    On this episode of The Speaker Lab, world-renowned speaker Clay Hebert joins the show to talk about starting your speaking career. Clay specializes in speaking to corporations, associations and conferences for entrepreneurs. He began his career speaking for free at conferences, and eventually made his way into speaking at bigger engagements and paid bookings. Today on The Speaker Lab, Clay talks about who does and who doesn't pay for speakers, how having a relationship with a fellow speaker jump-started his career, and how to get your best talk across every time. Listen in to hear all of that and so much more on this episode of The Speaker Lab! THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW Why you need to do some unpaid speaking jobs. How relationships can change the course of your career. Why mistakes are nothing to be afraid of. When can customizing your talk actually hurt you? What themes or talking topics are people willing to pay for? How can you determine which audiences are right for your talk? The speaker who helped Clay's career, and what it means to you. And much, much more! EPISODE RESOURCES Clay Hebert's website Clay Hebert on Twitter Clay's crowdfunding website Persuadable, by Al Pittampalli Got questions? Send them in here! Take part in the contest Email me!