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Defining Purpose, Vision and Mission with Ken Coleman
"I'm your host, Daniel Tardy and my guest today is longtime friend fellow Ramsey team member, an Ramsey personality, Ken, Coleman, I, remember the first day that I met him. He wouldn't shut up about what he believed. He was called to why he was at Ramsey and what he was going to do with his life was borderline obnoxious but I admire it when he started at Ramsey solutions well, it's initial job here wasn't exactly in line with his vision, but I tell you after years of doing it the right way being diligent being teachable and pushing for what he knew was inside him the reason he was put on this planet today few years later he's on fire he's absolutely in his sweet. Spot spinning everyday. Now, helping tens of thousands of people all around the country figure out what their purpose is just like he found his as soon as you can tap into the thing that you're doing everyday being completely aligned with who you are and why you exist it's magic. In fact, I'm going to tell you it's a multiplier on your business as a leader. You figure this thing out the purpose why are you here? You can have more energy more fun. Your team's going to be happier you can have more alignment your vision is going to be clear that's going to lead to more resulted ultimately, you'll help more people that's what it's all about and it all starts with getting really. Curious. I knew before I came to Ramsey solutions I wanted to get into broadcasting, but I didn't want do sports broadcasting. I didn't WanNa do nightly news. So your traditional journalism broadcasting I knew that I, wanted to. Be In a situation on radio and television and the television dream is is building. Where I just wanted to interact with people and be a counselor and a coach I liken myself. To kind of a three headed animal on the show. The Ken Coleman Show on every phone call I am. A. Counselor a coach and a cheerleader. and. It's almost always in that order. Because you gotTA listen. In perceived dig, discern all those things and you hear the problem you hear the challenge of the need, and then you've got to come and begin to coach and teach. And Guide if you will, and then at the end, you know it's Here's your homework assignment. You've got this I believe in you get after it and that's the cheerleader thing. So I had a sense. Of very clear sense. Of what the content was, which was what had helped change my life. When I went through, you know at the age of thirty, one, thirty, two, I'm faced with a real career crisis in that this fire in the belly I had had for public service in politics went away. And I had been aiming towards that and making progress towards that since the age of sixteen. So was a really confusing time for me and so in that time of wrestling through while I know that it's not politics I'm not one, hundred six, you're what it is. And this isn't very difficult to understand. But when clarity doesn't exist confusion reigns, right? Right. You know confusions runs like a cockroach Dila Corner when you turn the light on room and so going through the process that I went through getting Pete Richardson was really informative in my life and some other people and I went through the exercises that Pete told me to do. It was really a self-awareness deep dive. It's a that process gave birth to what I'm doing now. So I was I wanted to give that clarity to somebody else to a lot of somebody else's
Why Talking Politics Could Be Hurting Your Career
"SO MONSTER DOT com. PADS done a survey. And they pulled people and they came up with that close to forty percent of American workers, Joe Engage in political discussions at work. Now, this is funny. In the Control Room Madison does not engage in political discussions probably not even outside of work she does not. Joe Engages in political discussions at work at home. Sleep talking sleepwalking he is engaging in political discussion, but I'm trying to cut it down a little bit. I'm not judging you. I'm just saying that it's very funny to me that this is what I'm teaching on today and you and Madison are on opposite ends of the spectrum. Yes, we are. All right. Here's the breakdown nearly forty percent engage in active political discussion at work thirteen point nine percent. Of people actively engaged. That's Joe I I thought it would be higher by the way, but it's it's right at fourteen percent. Thirty four point, eight percent. Say. They listen to political discussions at work but don't participate. and. Then twenty three point one percent passively engage in the discussion. So, that's where the forty percent engagement number comes at I gotTa tell you. That if you're listening but not participating, you're engaging. So I think that number's higher but I get what they're saying when it comes to engage because here's what Saudi these thirty four point, eight percent that say well, I'm listening but I don't participate and these people are going. Well, that's not engaged yet is because here's what's happening there listening and later when when everybody that's like really engaged leaves they're talking about it to everybody else and this is my point why this is dangerous. Here's the deal I used to work in politics. Joe knows this Madison as. I worked at it fulltime from the age of twenty, two, twenty three and then got out I love politics and the game and I love following it. Okay. I'll love it as much as anybody I. Enjoy a good political discussion as much as anybody. Well here's one thing I've learned Joe and I'm passing this onto the audience never once in my life ever. Have I heard somebody with a strong political opinion in a social gathering in an engaged conversation or debate. Let's be honest. That's what it turns into. I've never seen or heard somebody change somebody's mind Thanksgiving table or at the workplace never once. So. What happens is you engage? and. Their spirited conversation. It turns into possibly a debate. or a contentious situation and no matter how strong your logic is no matter how clear you're talking points are Joe you are not going to change the person's opinion. You're not. It just never happens. It's never like Oh, really. So. Here's the point when politics come up. It's probably best. To just listen not participate. That's what thirty four point eight percent of people are doing. Probably a good idea to just listen and not get involved because here's what happens. One conversation happens and I've done this by the way and you think you're having a fun healthy spirited conversation and you make a really strong point on something and somebody who's not engaged with you walks up and hears it and they are of a very different opinion. Now, all of a sudden you offended them. Don't even talk to them.
The 4 Most Annoying Interview Mistakes
"Zooms head of hiring has got some really good insight on video interviews. So zoom exploded during the pandemic you know as this hey, this is a great tool to do meetings when you have to be at home and working remote and as a result certain companies kept hiring and so they were having to do interviews via zoom or just video interviews and so this is an article from CNBC's got some really good stuff in this I want to go through this because the video interview is not necessarily going away. Here's some things you want to be aware of these are big mistakes that the zoom head of hiring has noticed and they're spot on number one too much fidgeting and peaking at your phone. With an in person interview. This is Phil. Haynes who's head of global talent acquisition presume with an in person interview never sneak a look at your phone. I hope not. Can you imagine face to face have an interview and you do one of these numbers? Yeah Yeah. Sorry. I got a text from the wife. Could you imagine? and. Yet because the video interview and it's buzzing, people are looking down and they're looking at their phone or something else and they're fidgeting around and moving around and this is bad bad bet. It's a distraction for you and the person interview number to watch the up and down I move across the screen. I never thought about this until reading this article this really true when you're on a screen. and. You're doing a conversation with somebody you tend to your eyes are darting all around screen time. Is it here? I'm looking down here to get a couple of emails o a chat just came or whatever, and you're not looking at the person here's the deal just because it's a video interview, you need to have the same rules as an in person interview. We all know those people you meet them at an event and you're talking to them and they're scanning over your shoulder to see if there's somebody more interesting to look at Voi-. Number three. Don't be visibly worried and distracted by things. You can't control the home environment mishaps as Hell hanes refers to this has never this is key to here. Folks has never botched a really good interview. So the interviews going great and let's say a dog and this is what he says. I've Seen Dogs Butts Behind People's heads I've seen ups, guys at the door I've seen people do interviews with two year old, Noor Lap. The more natural. You are the better and this is an interesting statement hanes all these. Home. Environment mishaps in the middle of the interview have actually enhanced our ability to judge the real person. So here's the deal. If the two year old walks in and throws a dirty diaper and hitch in the side of the ear while you're doing your video interview, you gotTa Roll with it. Right? You gotta go. Well, that's my two year old Leon who just hit me in the head with a dirty diaper. We'll get to that a little bit later but the you know and have fun comment with you know. But this is just like a customer coming out of nowhere with a with a rant and I got to handle it. They see your humanness and they see how you handle it. Oh, it's it actually becomes an attractive thing and finally number four boring unenthusiastic answers. Again, this is not a video element is just the kind of put this on this one on here, and this is why I do the interview guide. Free resources that can come dot com how to win the interview and Hanes says, consider in advance. What questions you'll be asked You keep the person engaged make sure that you keep people engaged you do that by preparing ahead of time so you've got a really good answer
Monica Royer, founder and CEO, Monica Plus Andy
"Hey Everyone Danielle. Here I'm excited to get into this episode with our guest and curly will be back next week today Monica royer joins us on skimmed from the couch. She is the founder and CEO of Monica Andy An organic baby and children's clothing company. Monica had the idea to launch her company literally from the hospital after she gave birth. Who've with the mission of being the most thoughtful children's brand ever created and as we'll get into entrepreneurship definitely runs in her family Monica. Thank you for joining us today welcomed skin from the couch Danielle. Thank you so much for having me. I'm super excited to be here. Thank you. So I just WanNa say that like literally I think one of the days after I had told our team that I. Was Pregnant I had a call with Monica and I was like only slightly panicked about the fact that I was maybe a first time mom and really had no clue what I was doing and was like everyone keeps telling me I need a lay at and I don't even know what that is and Google that and Monica was like such a calming presence and literally knows this case inside a now. Thank you so much what we're is really excited to welcome people into Motherhood, in new, parenthood. So congratulations to you. Thank you. So let's start with an easy question scam your resume. To actually take back to what you can't see on link to in, which is that I came from a very hardworking family and so at the age of twelve, my mom was the manager, the ultrasound department at Good Samaritan. Hospital in Downers Grove and she's like you're gonNA start volunteering. So she went an air sign me up I was working at the front desk outpatient registration and that at fourteen she was like job permit time. So we went I started stocking the shelves at now very defunct retail store of which I. Can't even remember the name but work ethic with something was really important to my parents and so I spent all the time before I graduated from college with all of my summer jobs in the hospital. So physical therapy like you name it I worked all around the hospital when University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana graduated and I immediately got a job in the pharmaceutical industry. So I spent the first decade doing absolutely nothing related to what I'm currently doing but I worked at both Pfizer and Novartis for that decade which was. Very different from currently in that I launched. Monica. Nandy officially in July of twenty fourteen. So now this is my new baby and what I've been most recently working on what's something that we can't Google about you or look up on Lincoln I originally wanted to be a marine biologist. nine or ten old I would have told you wanted to be a marine biologist terrified of the ocean look at seeing but being in it. So that was sort of a non starter, the marine biology career, but I remained totally obsessed with like orcas. Great White Sharks in my very favorite place to travel as the San Juan islands outside of Seattle, marine, biologist, and pharmaceutical industry. This is all very, very interesting. So we're GONNA get into your family. And the support system that you've built around you. But I when I was talking to you a few weeks ago, you were talking about your mom and how her story had such an impact on you tell us about what it was like growing up in your house. What kind of expectations were there? Yeah. So my mom is an immigrant from India. She moved here from India's her dad was dying of Emphysema and some money home when she was nineteen. Years old as I have always a revered both of my parents Andy I always say that will never win the lottery because we did the first time by the parents that we got. So a massive amount of respect for both of them. But my mom, there was something about the family that she came from her family was very matriarchal in in a society in India that was much the opposite in. So my grandfather had nine children altogether the first. Five of which were girls as in India, like at that time most people wanted boys but my grandfather really cherish having girls in he educated each of them like they were boys and so when my mom came here, she came here on sheer well of the education that she had received and so education was of the utmost importance specifically for my mom mom was the only person in her family to marry outside of her Indian cultures or a dad is. Know his ancestors from European background and so my brother and I were so close growing up because we were so different from everybody else we were between world instead of fitting into any world in particular and so I think that unique experience really shaped the adults that we became.
Ever Hire The Right Person For The Wrong Job
"So this is a quick shout out. One things. Look I'm hired a lot of people. You've heard me mention that. I've hired some amazing people in my career. And some. Not. So amazing right. But The ones that stand out in your mind you know when you look back over it. Everybody's got a story right? You have a story, I have a story. I remember some great stories of being hired on some impossible tasks in pulling it off. I I don't recall if I mentioned. I was a consultant at Lexus Nexus. I was hired in as a business analyst. As working for actually software consulting firm. In they got me a role at Lexus Nexus near Dayton Ohio. In there was just an amazing adventure but. During the interviewing process. My immediate superior had another candidate. That he preferred or SOM- told. In the. His boss. was very pleased with the woman who was leaving the role and she was trying to we call backfill. She's trying to back fill her position with me because we worked at the same consulting for. Him The. The boss, the project. The highest level that I was interacting with he looked at my skill set and he said, well, you know, I don't see all the. The seashell Bourne Shell the. UNIX. now called devops, the UNIX system administration, the programming I you know I don't see that strength on. On his resume. In. The person who is trying to get me back filled was like ill, it's here. You know it's Kinda hidden under the covers you know because of this role he can do X. because a y you can do z. kind of thing and was making the argument for me. And, that's that's why you as talent trying to get hired is you have to have a conversation with the hiring manager. It's that simple if you're going through the HR department to get a job. It's it's like you going into fight with your hands tied behind your back as not a fair fight by any means. So. I said all that to say. What can you do if your talent to get hired as you can put your best foot forward? How do you do that? It's not with the resume. You send him a resume its going into an applicant tracking system. I'd say nine out of ten times. If not more, it's almost guarantee in the ATS is Ben Tuned to the point where It's told give me the top three or four candidates for this position. and. If there's any reason to eliminate you say a mommy gap. You. Raisin a kid or apparent gap taking care of a parental unit Keva lemonade yourself. You WanNa, send your linked profile your linked in profile. Your chance to say, Hey, here's what I can do. Here's what I've done. Here's why I'm the best person for that position. and. If you hiring manager look, you need somebody that can hit the ground running right? Hr was put all these lofty ideals into the job requisition. You know we'd like it. If you had a Nobel peace prize would like it. If he had six PhD's, we'd like it if Yada Yada. Yada. In the hiring managers like look I promise the company that might division, my department, my group would produce X. and we're nowhere near there because we're down a man or two or three. Me and being a species not sex. And so. Hiring managers you need to reach out so I can put you in touch with talent. That makes sense for what you're trying to accomplish says making some sense.
Kim Cattrall, actress and producer: I have self worth. And Im expensive.
"CAM drawl joins us on skimmed from the couch. She needs no introduction we are geeking out, but we will introduce her anyway she is a Golden Globe winning actress and producer you know her from her role as Samantha Jones on sex in the city and. She's The star and producer of the new series filthy rich on Fox which premieres on September twenty. First, we are so excited because we need some new shows in this Cogan, Environment Kim. Thank you so much for joining us today. welcomed the skimmed from the couch. Thank you for inviting man. It's good to be here. I will just say I'm geeking out 'cause I've loved you since Mannequin. So this is just So we're going to start the first question. We ask every guest, which is skim your resume for us. Oh my gosh. You know when I first started as an actress I was desperate to get credits and now I'm trying to eliminate. Oh well, you know they say don't have any regrets and I don't because even from jobs that I didn't particularly feel good about in retrospect I learned something it starts off with, of course, theater credits and commercial credits I remember getting a job on a lob laws commercial this Toronto. Before I came to the United States studied in the United States but then I went back up to Canada. And I had a clerk in a grocery store and William Shatner, he was sort of the MC selling the product and years. Later when I did a star trek movie with him, I said I. I, know you definitely don't recognize me I was shocked in. Clerk. Needless to say that's not on my resume anymore but. At the time I was doing a lunch hour theatre Gig you know and was making about one, hundred, fifty dollars every two weeks. So those those little jobs meant so much because I could I could keep in the theater I keep working as an actress and I was very grateful and when I brought it up, he simply smiled and said I don't remember. At least he was on. Yeah. So walk us through what was your big break? How did you go from the shopping clerk to being able to pick and choose what credits you have I did a show called scruples. First of all, I did a Columbo episode, which was kind of it was the hot hot show to to watch never mind beyond and they were waiting for another actress who just had dates and I was there I was told later on I was the first choice but they wanted to have some unknown entity is as an actor as one of the guest stars. And it was a really fun little role on this sort of passionate young girl who was in love with his older man. In a she was kind of nympheas but was very soulful. I got that job and Dan they were auditioning for this movie called scruples and that was really got everybody excited. It was based on a judith krantz novel was very soapy and fun and passionate. Packed with all kinds of wonderful personalities and actors and it was about Beverly Hills and it was we shot in nineteen seventy nine even before the glove, the eighties and more is more I played this kind of trouble Starlit who is bisexual and not that they really touched on that. You know very gingerly of course at the time, but it introduced me to a different level of just struggling and making due to being brought in the room because I had done that and and people like what I've done. So that was a marked difference, and then shortly after that, I did have a film called tribute and ticket to heaven and a lot of sort of films. What's one thing that we can't Google about you there's so much out there. But like what's the one thing that people would be surprised to know I think one of the things that people are surprised to know very recently is that I I am now an American citizen I think a lot of people associate associate me with being American and being a New Yorker of course, but I have just taken the plunge. So I can vote
Going From Homeless To Hired
"Williams. Last. You've. Had Fallen on hard times and was now living in her car and she would park it. Outside of a kroger back in the parking lot far back in the parking lot in our state here of Tennessee this is a national story now in people magazine. This is her quote. She said I would lean my seat all the way back. So no one would see me because you know I knew I wasn't supposed to be there. But she eventually cross paths with the Kroger hiring manager a lady by the name Jackie Vandal who gave her a heads up about an upcoming, job? Fair. After Williams was repeatedly asking her if the store was hiring. So there's the first she is on really Really thin ice in that she's sleeping in the parking lot and if they figure out that she sleeping in the parking lot, they're going to kick around parking lot. So she's Kinda got that risk factor going on and she's on hard times big time and yet she keeps showing up she keeps going hey, are you hiring are hiring? Are you hiring at the lowest point of her life her desire even though that she's really really doubt her desire to climb out is so strong she risks getting found out so. This is the quote from Jackie Vandal. She says, you get a feel of someone sincere or if they're just trying to get a job to say they got one and then quit a month later I could tell she was very sincere. It was a gut feeling. So. vandal tells Williams to submit our application online. Williams retrieves an old laptop from car and spins out filling out the application with vandals help as soon as she submitted at Vandal hire on the spot. I love that story because the hiring manager decides to help her out. Not. Just given the job by saying you've gotta fill this thing out she sits in the car with her helps are filled this application out. and. Once she goes through the final step of hitting submit. She hires her why she wanted to see her go through the whole process. There's some wonderful wonderful teacher if you're going to help somebody. That really needs it. I really believe there's something to making them do some things. To prove to you and to them that they are willing to do what it takes and this lady Shiva Williams was and she'd been dealing with a lot of abuse physical abuse mental and. Verbal abuse. And she's been at the store. This is at the end of two, thousand and nineteen. She's been at the store the entire year of twenty twenty and has made the most of this opportunity. She saved up enough money to get her own apartment and then her workers came together to help her furnish it. Oh, my goodness that feels good. What's the, takeaway. The takeaway I think is twofold number one. If you're really down doesn't matter if you're in the situation that this fabulous lady was in. But you're just really down. Your desire to get out of that is what's going to fuel the climb. Secondly, if you come across someone who's really really down and you can see they've got a genuine desire. To climb out, you owe it to them. The SNOT, an accident you owe it to them. To reach. down. Let them, take your arms, your hands, and help him come out. They gotTA put some effort into it. Yes. But you owe it to him. So what a story listen to Williams I'd love to meet her. Because I think that is an inspiring story and also the hiring manager Jackie vandal. Love to meet her.
Khan Academy: Sal Khan
"Most of the products and services we've talked about on the show have been innovative or disruptive in some way. But some of them and you've heard me say this before have fundamentally changed the way we live I mean lift AIRBNB starbucks. Shop Affi-. wayfair. These brands have transformed the way that many of us shop and travel and work. But every now, and then a founder comes along that seems to want to do something even more ambitious, even more transformative like remember. Pat. Brown, he founded impossible foods to create meet out of plants meet. So meet like that even the most die-hard carnivores would want to eat it. Pat Wants to put a stop to meet production period because of the damage, it's doing to the planet and essentially and I don't think I'm overstating this. He set out from day one to change the world. But still. Pat Brown stands to make a lot of money from his company same with most of the founders who've been on this show and I don't think any of them are motivated primarily to make money but it is part of the story they make a product or offer service, sell it to you and me, and they also get rich perfectly fine. But what about someone who makes a product or offers a service that is equally transformational maybe even more so but makes it one hundred percent free To do that, you have to make personal sacrifices starting by earning a lot less money. which is just part of what makes Sal Khan. So incredibly remarkable. Over the past twelve years, he's built Khan Academy into a powerhouse, a massive online learning platform that offers free tutorials to anyone anywhere. And from the very beginning South sided, his academy would be a nonprofit that it should never be tempted to compromise on its values. But before he launched Khan, Academy Sal didn't anticipate any of this. He was just trying to help a younger cousin with her sixth grade math lessons at the time he was working for a hedge fund. But from those early days of doing one on one to toils sal gradually built a platform that offers hundreds of classes in dozens of languages. Nearly thirty million people use Khan Academy. Every month to learn math science arts even sat prep all four free and Khan. Academy has inspired the launch of many other online learning platforms, but many of them are for profit operations that charge money. But we'll get to all that moment first. Let's back up just a little bit sal Khan grew up in metairie Louisiana his mom was from India and his dad was from Bangladesh and the marriage ended when sal was pretty young. My parents. Had issues and so they separated when I was probably about eighteen months old two years old and then I had really never seen my father and I saw once four an evening when I was thirteen and then he passed away the next year so it was really might. mother who raised us as as a single mother. While was there a community of South Asian families in imagery? Growing up. Yeah my you know when my parents separated. We actually live with my young at the time they were in their twenty s, and so they all were kind of like father figures and almost like older siblings to to me as well and and a lot of ways they were not your stereotypical you know. Just come to the US study. Get a job save money kind of prudent immigrant story they were. They were much more embracing of New Orleans. Culture. And I would say they're the most new ORLEAN South Asians. You will ever find it in your life. I had a very colorful childhood. You know late night parties, people, singing, and dancing. For me it felt like a I remember my third birthday that my uncles got a belly dancer. I still remember Habiba you know So it was definitely a different type of childhood, but it was a in some ways a really rich one. So what did your mom do for a living? The first job that I remember her having she she was the person who takes the change out of the vending machine at the at the local hospital actually the hospital where I was born and she took me to work a couple of times 'cause she didn't have childcare and I thought at the time I remember watching her do that. I think it was like the coolest job on earth because you have the key that you can open up the vending machine and like quarters just pour out of it. So she did that for a little bit and then essentially was a cashier at a series of convenience stores is kind of doing you know one minimum wage job after another and then I was in high school she had remarried her my Stepdad at the time were able to. Kind of cobble together to get a a small convenience store in. Your book you write. Louisiana was as close to South Asia as the United States could get. It's spicy food. Giant cockroaches in the corrupt government which is both funny but somewhat true true. I guess right I mean. You grew up at a time when. Like David Duke was the. The representative in steel her. The part of Mary where we had our store, it was called seminole convenience store on Seminole Avenue, and it's called a parliamentary called on that was kind of the heart of David Dukes base. So to speak I remember in a right outside of our our store across the street was the largest David Duke for president signing I've ever seen and so it was A. You know the the folks who lived in the neighborhood who were frankly know Super David Duke supporters in some ways it was lucky. This is pre nine eleven They didn't really know what to make of my family at at the time We've had a few conversations I remember with people the store where they they openly told us that they were trying to decide whether we were white or the N. word to you know we were confusing them but you know growing up I was the only Brown kid in in the classroom. But I never felt in school at all like folks were in any way biased or racist against me. If anything I have to give the the school system to Jefferson parish school system, a lot of credit you know I think a lot of what I am today is because they gave me opportunities there were teachers that believed in me. I had a really good friend circle So so I have no. You, know I I don't feel like it was a a tough childhood.
Why delaying social security payments is so important
"So one note. Clark. His talk for years. About. Why it makes sense for people approaching. Retirement age to way as long as they possibly can taking social security. and. In large numbers, people take social security at age sixty two. Thinking Hey. I got to get the money while I can don't know how long I'm GonNa live Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. And what happens is that you have been set yourself up. To, have a smaller social security payment for the rest of your life, which is fine. If you don't live as long as he might like but gets ugly if you live longer than you would expect. Because what you get up front is a much smaller monthly payment. When you take it at sixty, two or sixty, three, whatever. And then the rest of the way all your adjustments happen off that much lower base and that's what I've talked about through the years and been people been very unhappy with me obviously because almost nobody waits till the last possible date. which is age seventy but. Right now. With what's going on with interest rates and the economy? Waiting to take social security. Is the most brilliant idea. It's ever been unless you know you're. Not. In. Good health. Your life span expectation is very short. You WanNa wait as long as you can. Between a sixty, two and seventy as you possibly can. Here's why. With interest rates as low as they are right now. You would be better off. Delaying Social Security. In spending whatever money you have in savings. Then it would be to preserve those savings. By taking social security early. The reason is, is that the increase you get? Every. Year you delay taking. Social Security. Is, so. Valuable. And is much more than the effective amount that your money can earn that you have right now in savings or CD's. Bit Is better for you to deplete. Some of those savings if you need to. Rather than an to go ahead and take. Social Security. Now. That is an additional. Factor. That makes the argument even stronger for delaying when you take social security because of the Federal Reserve artificially holding down interest rates. Now. I know that for the most part. Well nobody's really gonNA listen to me about this, but I can certainly try. Because the return you get. By waiting. Effectively the imputed return on your money. Is much higher than you're likely earning on your money right now particularly, if it's in savings or CD's with stocks, well, who knows In terms of what the return would be like over the years between a sixty to seventy by delaying social security though. It's a sure thing. And by the way, if you've already started taking payments sixty two and you say, why didn't tell me this before now? If you're early and doing so and you can afford to you can take money you do have earning basically nothing savings. Pay Back Social Security, what you've received. And then. Pick it back up later at a much larger benefit. That's a possible. Strategy, you could use to turn back the clock on having accepted social security at an early age.
Ford to build electric truck plant in Michigan, add 300 jobs
"Is expected to add 300 new jobs in Michigan as the company sets its sights on electric Ford F 1 50 pickup, the $700 million plant being built on Ford's historic Rouge complex right next to the facility that makes the current F 1 50 incoming CEO. Jim Farley says the electric pick up We'll have more capabilities and the gasoline model. It is a workhorse. It's not a show horse. It's for serious truck owners. Ford will start building the electric F 1 50 in a bound two
The New Backend Engineering Lead at TextUs - Brittany Martin
"By corner of the world is very different and so I think I've kind of alluded to it on some of the episodes we've recorded up to this one but nick, you are my very favorite co host. So of course, I waited until you were back on the podcast so that we could discuss all the changes but I have recently shifted roles. So I quietly changed my linked in quietly changed my twitter and my get hub but I am the new engineering lead for the back end at text us. Congratulations that is that is huge right I don't even know where to begin but. I guess the best place is at the beginning. So how long ago? Did you kind of find your way into the world of Texas yeah. So ask the listeners know I've been at the trust for about five years, which was fantastic because I leveled up. So much of the trust, a lot of my conference talks that I gave came from the work that. I was doing at the trust I loved those working at a nonprofit affecting the arts and the Pittsburgh community because when I came back from San Francisco, I really wanted to get re-involved with Pittsburgh and there was no better place to do it with the trust being a small nonprofit and you know there was only so many places that I could grow up words. I decided to start considering my options, and so I came across Texas and text. US. Basically is a business class text messaging software and they're built in rails, which of course, is very important to me as the host of this show to continue working on ruby on rails. So you know I have bet my career on it. And the Texas currently serves the ASS staffing recruiting industries mainly though they also serve a lot of different industries but it's a really interesting and complex code base and they use a lot of the dry principles, which is that I was somewhat familiar with, but I hadn't worked one on one with. So how about you neck? Have you used a lot of dry rb? So when you dry principles, do you mean like actually using like dry rb and the dry rb tooling and the ghost? Yes heavily on my goodness. So I have literally just wandered so far as hearing about it in a podcast or you know and I and I, think I follow the maintainers on twitter and reading about five never crossed that threshold to actually using it even in a in a toy up. So House have been. kind of seeing that world is imagine it's quite interesting. Yeah. I'm coming off of a code base where we used a lot of service objects. So in some ways, there are some principles there that are somewhat familiar where you don't stack all of your logic into your models and controllers, but dry principles. It's just it's very clean and I'll tell you that during the interview process with Texas, which first of all was a really fantastic. Interview Process and I hope a lot of companies have processes like this it my process probably took I would say about five weeks and that involved a lot of one on one in conversations with their product manager the CTO, their chief architect, my partner, who is the engineering lead for the front end and just really making sure that it was a good culture fit and then I ended up doing a pairing session with the chief architect and. What was neat about it is that we tackled some very rails lia problems, but then as towards the end of the interview. He gave me some examples of how my code could change to actually reflect those dry principles and how that is how they manage the code in code base and I left that interview just ceiling. So intrigued about how I feel that I knew ruby on rails fairly well, but just seeing it in that sense it got me really curious and I was like this is this is. going. To. Be Great for my career. It must be amazing to get another set of eyes because I have to commend you you know. There's A. Strong trend in tech where people you don't hear the five years that often anymore. I don't think you you see is short as eighteen months to I'd say, even three years I'd look at unlinked and say, wow, that was a while. So so it's definitely you know there's all the. Normal aspects of changing changing a job but I think from a code aspect just saying these different ideas you know and. It's like a super learning experience all over again if you're around a bunch of intelligent people working in this code base and and especially with tooling that you may not have used before so must be. An absolute thrill.
A conversation with Lilli Gordon, founder and CEO of First Aid Beauty
"Hey everyone. This show might sound a bit different today because we're skimming from three different couches. The skin is still working from home for the time being because of open nineteen. Today Billy Gordon is our guest on skimmed from the couch. She is the founder and CEO of First Aid beauty a clean beauty company on a rescue mission to solve skin challenge. This first aid beauty has also recently announced an initiative to rescue college graduates from their student debt through a new million dollar commitment called the FAB. Lily, thank you for joining us. Welcome to skin from the couch. Thank you. I'm excited to be here. Let's start with the question that we ask everyone, which is skim your resume for us well, I have to. Degree in math from potent college and. Graduate Degree in MBA from the University of Chicago my first job was in the operations research section of Arthur D. little, and then I left there to work for a startup company called analysis group in Economic and financial consultant firm where became a partner Asking me to go way way back. This is how we learn interesting things. Okay. So then at the time business did not late nineteen eighty s early ninety nine Hayes corporate takeovers were giant thing shareholders and boards of directors. CEO's of major pepper corporations were battling with each other. So I got into the business of corporate governance was giving advice to large companies institutional investors I was doing a lot of writing in academic journals. I was truly a talking head during that point Amana joined the Bass family. For the best family from Fort Worth Texas in we raised over almost two billion dollars to do corporate governance investing activists investing it would be called today. From that point I made a totally unexpected segue into the beauty business and became a partner for fresh well-known. Company, into that for number of years we sold to your May. I moved on after a couple of years did some consulting hop back into the worlds of corporate governance? As a partner in a startup hedge fund, the founder of the Hedge Fund was killed in a tragic accident about a month and a half after I started and I was like, why am I gonNa do and I decided to start my own duty company in that was first beauty and this has been my last job and here we are so we're GONNA get into a lot of that. But before we do that, I'm just curious like what is something we would all be shocked to know about you. Know How shopping this is, but I'm totally addicted to sit DOCO and. Meditate but pseudo going Ken puzzles are literally my meditation when I want to turn off all the noise. That's interesting because that part of my brain that would really stress me out I always think it's interesting when people are really good at pseudo 'cause I am not will I said it's not surprising because given my analytical in my math background figures that would be doing something like that for relaxation. WanNa Kinda dig into your career. You've obviously you quite dirty that switched such industries, which roles and really just curious. You've spent half of your career in finance economics. As you said, your math major, how did you find beauty? What made you feel like this was the right category for you. You know a good friend of mine is always advised me to be a river in open to opportunities and when I was in that fallen with the Bass family, it was actually winding down and I had a lot of time on my hands. And I was a big fan of fresh, which is a Boston based company in literally on the weekends but was rainy debt. Let's go visit fresh because just loved to smell everything and see the store and I got to know the founders.
Interview With Shayla Hunter
"All right. So tell us who are and what you do sell. My name is Shayla. Hunter and I am a strategist and also an illustrator and a creator of the one hundred black females project. Nice. Now. One thing that I've been asking everyone and I'm sure for folks that it listen to the show they know this but I've always kind of doing this my covert nineteen check in just to Kinda see where people are at. So power you holding up right now during the pandemic. Cell. Holding up pretty well, we're just at the August second. Yes. kind of wild that it's been this long but I'm doing pretty well, I think that you know in the beginning. In late March into April and there was a lot going on obviously and it was a a day by day and you know kind of in my apartment and trying to take walks outside and be away from people, and I'm still doing all of that but I feel as though now that it's been. been into summer her can of have a little bit more to can be outside a lot more things like that. So I'm holding up. Okay. Yeah Denver's really nice in the summer to I I went there was last summer. I think it was last summer I was in Denver for some reason I was surprised at how hot it was but then it makes sense because it's the mile high city so much closer to the sun. Yes. I was like this isn't that Lanta heat is expected. It is intense and but I must say the fact that I forget it's not sunny three, hundred, sixty, five days a year but it's like sunny three, hundred and fifty days you know something like that like sooner. It's sunny all the time even in the wintertime when it's cold out, it's nice to have the sun as well because it doesn't really feel like a long winter as in the east coast. So let's talk about your work that you're doing at Eck strategy like what are your workdays looking like right now? Yeah. So strategy is a marketing research and strategy consultancy, and so you know we work with a lot of clients across lifestyle consumer packaged goods. So that means things that you find on the shelves in grocery stores and things like that, and then also house brands as well in companies. So right now we've been. Really, busy doing lot of work with our clients that we've had it new clients I work really well amongst my my colleagues in we've been with it within the pandemic feel as though the transition has been fairly easy for us when I say that just because we have three offices so there's one in Chicago and Denver, in New York and we work in. Teams amongst one another you know across the three offices and then there's you know people who are sometimes in other places as well. As a team as a company, I felt like that we worked really well already had virtually and so is it pretty sort of easy transition into kind of going on and and that sort of thing. So as of late, you know been kind of working on different projects and it's been going going pretty well. So can't you know no complaints.
Headhunters vs. Recruiters (What's The Difference?)
"HEAD-HUNTER VERSUS RECRUITER What is the difference? There are some differences and I WANNA point out that while I am. Very very dogged in my belief that your web of connections is the best way to get hired it absolutely is. Okay your relationships and we're really talking about the relationships that you would say are outside that inner circle of family and close friends. But really acquaintances that is we know from sociology studies where most people find opportunities for great jobs is through your extended web of connections think spiderweb that the the the center of that Web, and then the the spider builds that well about in a fan if you will fan like motion and and so as you look on the outer edge there, that's where great opportunities most of the time exists an extension. Of that close personal network and so I'm always gonNA that is the best way to go about it, but it is not the only way and I really do believe in. What I would call the extra arrows in your quiver, the Arrow of over cruder. I think it's a wonderful wonderful service now companies. A high percentage I don't know the number off the top of my head, but it's high percentage of companies. In America, use recruiters or headhunters. There is a difference in the head hunter is is is somebody is an individual that works for company or maybe they worked for themselves and they are out looking for potential candidates. That the company is looking to fill. So they're out looking on behalf of the company. So they're they're out searching. Okay. The company wants this I gotTa, go find it. And the recruiter is slightly different. In that the recruiter is involved in the hiring process itself. So they're posting job openings there the initial contact person. There prescreening candidates to help move the hiring process along for the company and the recruiter is usually working with multiple types of job markets. And while they do specialize a recruiter, a recruiting company has a vast amount of specialist in their company and they're out. Looking for specific jobs, specific industries. So a slight difference there my wife Stacy is is is now in recruiting, she loves it. She's always been a coach at heart just like me. And so we're going to be sharing some more information on my instagram patients. They stay tuned instagram linked in I am unlinked in as well. On helping you figure out. Okay. How do I engage with a recruiter? What type of recruiter my looking for? and. How do I choose? To work with the right recruiter. What am I what am I needing to assess and how does that? Engagement. With a recruit or how does that fit my strategy kin of using my web of connections and using the proximity principle? So we're going to be teaching more on that on my instagram page very very soon but I think it is very important that you understand that that recruiter is and then recruiting firms. Those are very valuable sources for you that can open up doors when you are struggling to find that right connection and it's Taking, a little bit longer then you have and so employ both strategies is really important but make sure that you feel good about the recruiter that they really understand who you are and the type of work that you want to do. So that what we teach here on the show the sweet spot, they need to know all that and you need to be very, very aggressive in helping them understand that so is they're looking for things. They are seeing more opportunities than maybe they would. If they just felt like, well, I'm just trying to slap them into a job, fit? No, it's not about just the resume lining up with the job description it really needs to be in your sweet spot. So good information here that you need to know.
Contractor vs. Employee, What's The Difference
"We begin with Zach Zach with the show. How can I serve you today Sir Hi Josh thanks so much for taking my call Before you started in my question, I'll just give you a brief background on my situation So I work as a as a project manager and for the last couple of years, I've been contracting through a contract firm So I was laid off a couple of months ago obviously to the coronavirus but luckily, I was able to land a new position yesterday. In the process of searching for jobs, I. Several shooters. But one recruiter I brought up the option of receiving my income through my own. LLC. So the way I the way I see it. Essentially, my options would be to work as a W. Two employees. So where I would get an hourly rate from the contract firm I could get paid through the LLC So. L LLC would be the employer who hires me would be paying me through that firm at contract firm. this option would pay as I. Understand it about three to ten dollars an hour This is an hourly rate. So and then the last option, which is something I've been wanting to do but I want to hear your thoughts on this is you kind of cut out that middleman completely stand up my own LLC and maybe pay like a finders fee to a recruiting company. So I'm just hoping you could discuss some of the pros and cons of these options and Let me don't you think It's a good question. The first thing to begin with that you have to start with is, are you a contractor or are you an employee? This is an area where the IRS has started to become much tighter in recent years and it's an area that's under dispute I. Guess Most famously when California recently passed new legislation affecting contractors and making it even harder to be a crunch actor in that state where you saw. Uber and the various ridesharing services and affected by that where they're trying to classify the contractors as employees, and that is leading to major problems. But the IRS regulations on the subject are fairly clear, and if you'll begin with those those regulations, then you'll get an idea of which path is best to go. So if I just use these words without actually defining them if I just simply use these words of employee and contractor, are you an employee or are you a contractor? So that that's the thing I could be. I well Dr Yeah whether I get paid to it w two I'm still contracting. Contract firm respect me up with the employer that that needs the work done. Okay. So in this situation, the company hiring company is going to hire a contract firm and either you will be an employee of that contract form firm or the employing company will hire own contracting firm. I I believe. So I, think what you're saying that second part is they would be I would have my own LLC and then A little confusing. But like that the contract I kinda the Middle Man. So regardless of buying paid through W. Two or paid through like ten ninety, nine, independent contractor it would go through the contract farm. So in your situation. In your situation, this may work out fine for you to do be deciding this. But in my experience answering this question much of the time when I'm asked this question, the answer is simple. You simply go and ask what is the IRS say about whether you're a contractor or an employee, and let's follow that and I'm going to give you how the irs defines that and then move onto answering your specific question. But the IRS uses three distinct categories to create a set of facts that will lean in one direction or another in those three categories are behavioral control, financial control and the relationship between the worker and the employing company. Behavioral control a worker is an employee. When the business has the right to direct and control the work performed by the worker even if that right is not exercised and that is probably the most significant one by the way, why is this important because there are significant penalties for the hiring company if they miss classify somebody as a contractor who is actually an employee and so the biggest danger is not for you as the. Worker it's actually for the company, but if the were if the company has the right to control the work performed by the worker, then you are an employee behavioral control categories are the type of instructions given such as when and where to work what tools to use or where to purchase supplies and services receiving the types of instruction in these examples may indicate that a worker is an employee. Degree of instruction more detailed instructions may indicate that the worker is an employee less dealed instruct detailed instructions indicate less control indicating that the worker is more likely to be an independent contractor.
Google Career Certification Versus College Degree (Who Wins?)
"Article. From INC magazine about Google's recent announced if you missed this, this is really exciting. Google has plans now. To come up with their career certificate program for a while and they recently announced that they're launching it. It's called Google career certificates. It is a collection of courses. That will help those who take courses get qualified in high pain high growth jobs. And they don't have to attend. A college or university. That is significant folks. Not, because it's a brand new idea. This isn't a new idea at all. To offer. Certification Training that don't require a student or participant to darken the door of a college classroom and it gets them qualified this not a novel idea. The reason that this is so significant is because Google is behind it. We're talking about one of the most powerful companies in the universe. Massive brand awareness massive brand credibility. So when Google says, Hey, we're launching a certification program trust me. Parents adults like you who want to make a transition. You aren't doing what you love and the only thing standing in your way is. Stage two of our seven stages which is getting qualified. It's all of a sudden. This is going to be very accessible. Now, here's the deal just a few details. It's a six month program. So all of these certifications are running six months and at a fraction of college costs. No here's how this is going to change the landscape. This is going to threaten higher education. Make mistake about higher education is going to have to pivot. They'RE GONNA have to get more innovative and start off. Education. In the form of Real, life? That allow students to say, Hey, I'm not stuck in college debt and can't get a job I. I'm not dead it's affordable and casual my way through it. And I'm now going to be able to step into something that I. Really. WanNa do. This is what Google is going to do. They're going to change the landscape. Now here's something else that's going to happen. because. It's Google. Other companies. I believe Ramsey solutions will eventually do this. But other large companies will say. What we're going to create our own job training program. We know we're, hiring for character. And a culture fit. And then we can train people. Who have the raw talent we can train them for the skill that they need. To win here, and that's what we need out of people. Companies are going to start to go If Google's doing it, we can do our own training program. That's GonNa Really. Change. Things. Folks. When kids can come right out of high school and get right into the workforce for good companies. Because companies go. We don't really need the degree requirement anymore we're going to step up our hiring game and our interview process. And we're going to hire really quality people's we're looking for character here and good culture fit. Personality fit. PASSION FIT And then we'll train them on the actual skills. And you're GONNA see companies that are hiring. More and more go you know what? We're going to drop the college degree requirement. But you do have to have this certification that's going to be good for you the worker.
3 Ways to get more from sales training
"Hey today, we are talking about three ways to get more from your sales training and three methods to improve long term learning want to get more out of the next training program you. Attend even if you think you know everything the instructor is going to talk about you can still get more out of any program you attend. In many cases, you can be the one that helps guide the training session to make it a even better event as an attendee. Here are three ways you can get more from your next training session number one. Yes that's right. Attend and sit in the front row university studies done on what it takes to get better grades found. There were two critical steps that getting better grades in college attending class was the first criteria that means showing up seems obvious but in today's cell phone society that also means attending class and I repeat and paying attention we're addicted to our phones and their immediate accessibility Twenty, four seven. If you're going to take the time to go to training then attended, it was also discovered that sitting in the front row, reduce distractions between the instructor and the student again in our virtual world and cell phone era multitasking is at an all time high turn them off pay attention and get more from your training another advantage of sitting in the front. Row is higher engagement with an instructor. When working with a team I can tell you from much experience those attendees that ask questions that reach out before and after workshops will always get more out of their training experience those that do the bare minimum on pre work lack engagement and run out right at the end of the workshop get far less than their peers most. Instructors are willing to help. Clarify confirm even provide some impromptu coaching to those willing to ask there is nothing lost by asking and much to gain well, the number two way to get more for your next sales training is number to get an accountability partner. It's estimated that just the act of measuring will increase training retention by twenty-five percent having someone who will help you. Hold yourself accountable to the changes you need to make increase your commitment to that change. I find this to be a powerful impact tool in training sessions. I will actually have attendees perr up and set a follow up call with each other make him pull out their phones and schedule it right there on the outlook calendar as a reminder to call their accountability person then. We follow that up with a web session to discuss how those calls went. This double accountability action step ensures at for at least the next three to four weeks. Their new behaviors are a priority for them without this step. The pace of life as an egg sales professional is just too busy and we just slipped right back into our old ways well, the number three way. To get more out of your next training is get rid of your to do list and schedule it on your outlook calendar. This is big. This is a huge way to increase your productivity. You need to have some way of leaving that training session with action items. You will actually implement often go to training get a nice binder or workbook take a lot of notes. In it and then store that binder on a bookshelf never to be opened. Again, knowing this, I implemented a glorified to do list that workshop attendees fill out as they go through the sessions at the end we discuss and reflect on those lists to determine which are most important. Well, this is better than a nice binder on your bookshelf it needed one more step to. Get. Real action. Now we add action stuff to their outlook calendar. Some of the items on the two of us were just too big for one action step gain a ten percent market share and making county is an awfully big item to do in one step but polling on one new prospect in making county next Tuesday is certainly easy to actually do put on your. Outlook calendar and you're most likely to do it. Here are a few additional training elements that I found increase engagement enjoyment, and retention of the material. The first thing that I found useful a pre-test testing often strikes fear in the hearts of many. However, a pre-test is not usually feared as we feel less pressure before we actually go through the training, the added benefit of A. pre-test is to give the attendee an idea of what the course will be about. They are better prepared for the course before they even arrive. The second area that I found helpful in preparing instruction is to do spaced implementation. You really can't cram for long term retention think back to any test you ever crammed for for most that's back to our college days for me. It was my series three and thirty modernity training certification tests I crammed day and night, and I had the help of a great shooter by the way. Thanks Jeremy did I pass of course do I remember it very little the same can be said for sales turning but let me give you one more analogy. Imagine you're wanting to learn how to play the guitar you. Search online and find a course that promises you the ability to play guitar after their eight. Hour workshop now is that realistic course? Not You could jam or cram for eight hours and be a little better that doesn't mean you know how to play a guitar. The same goes for the complicated skills of sailing by spreading the material out over time I found retention of. The training higher among attendees with the increase virtual capabilities of everyone. This is easier than ever. Well, the third way that I think you can add to your sales training program is to implement a follow up. This is one of my favorite components of a great training program doesn't matter if it's as simple as an email, a post test survey, a Webinar or an actual live. Every intense in-person workshop needs to have a follow up within several weeks. Of
Interview with Mitzi Okou
"All right. So tell us who you are and what you do. My needs is Michio Kaku ion in action in digital signer I N based in San Diego California and I currently work at HP. So we're recording this during this pandemic that seems to be the only thing everyone in two thousand, twenty years of dealing with together. How are you holding up during this time? Yes. That's a loaded question because I'm feeling a range of emotion. So I'm good in some sense where there is a her lining in this pandemic can learn a lot of things and take classes in really kind of dealt into things that I've been wanting to add to my skill set. But then there's the other side by you know I myself I'm an isolation. So I have to think about a lot of things in that can be super overwhelming. So I'm good but also super overwhelmed by a lot of things I would say yeah. But seems like in California for at least were able to tell by the news that seems like the State is going. Maybe into some other form of lockdown. Procedures are being rolled back is that is that the case where you're at? Yes. So we were at phase two for a little bit. So a few things happened like restaurants bend and then it rolled back to phase one. So we're all just in lockdown nothing's really open for just harks neighborhood parks beaches, and that's basically it's super strict. You can't really get any service anywhere without rain a mask so it's it's super super strict. Okay. Yeah. I don't know if that's going to really be the case. I was GONNA say nationwide it's still feels like there's so much. There's so many arguments around whether or not people need to wear masks. There's going to be mandates I mean even here in Georgia like I'm in Atlanta and the mayors like you have to wear a mask and the governor's like, no, you don't and I'm GonNa see you mayor for say that people have to wear masks like there's. Different places there's war just weird precautions around all of this but. It seems like until we all get on one just like one accord on all of this this is just going to have to be something that we deal with especially going into the fall. Oh Yeah. I agree and it's weird because of the beginning of this people were putting a time line they were saying, oh, we're going to be back in three months. Back in four months, two weeks, and it just feels like there's no end in sight especially with how things are being handled in the country. So it's really weird because when you are thinking about changing careers in changing. Location yet to keep all nine that okay we'll let this mimic how long am I going to be in isolation for and wouldn't allow me to go anywhere in things open up back soon or sooner than we thought how does that affect everything? So there's so many things to think about
The GREATEST Wealth Strategy of All Time with Reshveen Rajendran
"The greatest wealth strategy of all time who is not going to press play on this I mean fire nation if you're listening to this right now you obviously did I'm excited chat about this because there's a lot we're going to be covering and you have quite the story forest US brothers. So let's dive right into the story because I want to know how does a person go for making a million dollars a year to a million dollars a week break down for This year collected to combat a once and what happened was Tony Robbins became speaking been. Talked about how to dominate me say there's one Gorby said if you give more than every other person to give more Salvia yourself more than every other person in your industry, then you dominate and you win. Any. Seat John I think sometimes you know. Sometimes gets in your body in your soul. So like did quarter really really sunk in men how do you? How do I give more than everybody else and then really really stood something thinking my spirit is this something in my soul. Came back. Entrepreneur on file. Also, fire on fire to give money every single person all day in my industry and dude, you know like if you seen my actions like the action that. Are Given so much a neural. Brunton did something you said give your best stuff for free? I need this things man I need this do things I get my best offer free contrary what entrepreneurs beliefs And I. meet. Sure that I guess more than everybody else out there that nobody would even catch up what else doing this Halloween four million dollars in a year to generating a million dollars in a single week in the month of June I mean fire nation. This is one of those lessons you just have to really absorb just like rush Wien absorbed at Tony Robbins quote so. Eloquently it is critical to recognize the fact that when people don't know you when they don't necessarily have the opportunity to trust you yet they're not just going to lay down their hard earned money to invest in a product or a service or coaching from you like whatever that might look like you need to earn that trust and what better way than what rush Wien. Is talking about by giving the best of yourself for free to completely out serving your competition to such a level that you absolutely dominate and rush, and you're talking to fire nation. It's it's a massive audience around the world and a lot of people right now are saying, well, how do we even get started like I'd love to make a million dollars a week heck. I'd love to make a million dollars a year mean I'd love to make a million dollars over the next five years. That's a lot of money. But what would you say is the best way for somebody listening right now who has very little to get started generating income for themselves. Good. I. Love This. I. Love Your Question Man I love Christian and Syed. I have. I run my company Eramet Company. DEEM RUSH DOT COM check me out and stuff but ironic company in John. I wanted to share with you that I have this vision sue big in my vision is to create the largest community of givers in the would. That's my vision. That's what I've actually set my mind to do. In you know, it's very interesting that you asked me the question because just yesterday somebody actually asked me the same question, right? He is like. So again, a swimming bullock following me and yesterday somebody actually means wishing. He's like rush. Why don't you reply? Why don't you reply to messages right. So again, let me read you this exact messages crazy man, right so You to play I know you told me give more or you didn't know this but I have nothing to give men I will surely stop giving once not growing. Right see the problem is is in many people always see I will give I get rich I will give what I have the knowledge I will you know I will do whatever it takes but. When heavy but he meant you give when you have nothing. I don't know if it makes sense like what I'm seeing. Make sense but you know it's like. Women people tell me that. I was giving when I started growing I'll stop the meeting when I actually make money doesn't make sense. To me is like telling me like he made, I'll stop eating right excising. When I get expect right? Like Dude, you get the six pack because you're eating right and because you are
4 Careers To Try If You Find Yourself Easily Bored In Your Job
"I I have adhd I very open about this. I've never taken medication I. Think it's a blessing. Yes it has its negatives. But. The reality is, is that it's a blessing for me because. The things about my adhd that some people think well, Oh, you're you're easily distracted or you've got hyper energy well, that makes me really really good at what I do. Now I have to be careful about the things that are week right and I've gotta tell people about this and I've got to create systems but So I'M GONNA share an article that is very, very personal to me because I want to encourage many of you. Four careers for people who are easily distracted. This is from Harvard Business Review? This is really great psychological research. has suggested that heightened social media usage is linked deficits in concentration. And other negative things whether you have. adhd. Are Not. We are in a world where? The digital social interactions that we have and that that is just they're right there tip of our fingers is creating a more distracted. Culture. However for those of you who are like me, you just naturally are a little bit distracted easily distracted. You've got the attention span of a fruit fly. If you track what, I'm saying I've got this great article share with these four specific careers that actually listen will allow that. What you think is a natural weakness to strength. Here they are entrepreneur. Now let's just think about the entrepreneur the entrepreneur. has to wear several different hats. That's the nature of the game. You are the chief everything officer when you start your venture. So being an entrepreneur has in its normal day tons of distractions, new things coming your way new priorities, all these things, and so what happens is the person who is naturally a person who moves from thing to thing to thing the thing you're GonNa Thrive in this environment because that's the way your brain works number two. Or media. Production. Pr Professionals must be able to absorb and synthesize vast amounts of information. Turning distractions or new things into actual content and stories. Media Production. You're like the consummate generalist. Brainstorming ideas. Executing, on those ideas editing implementing the changes, it's just a fast paced move move move move move type role number three consulting. If you want to avoid monotony and routine consult, he's going to give you that what is consulting really do for you. It's giving you a new set of problems they may be similar, but it's a new challenge if you will and people who need something new all the time a consultant type contracting type consulting role is perfect for you. Right. Here's a challenge I'm going to get everything I got I'm going to solve it and give me the next thing. And then finally, journalist journalists are basically a combination of the three previous if you think about what it looks like day-to-day. Constantly, something new coming at you data new social information breaking news whatever and you're forced to react many times. I can't tell you how many times I've been scheduled to do media. Whether it be national media is usually national media and they'll say, hey, we got scrapped the segment. We'll get you on another day or another time because we got breaking news. So the fast paced. World of journalism constantly having to create constantly having to react. And adjust. That's a great fit. So there you go four careers. That are custom made if you will for the person who is easily distracted or needs a lot of variety here's a final point on this. The reason I share that is if that's the way you're wired stop thinking about it as a negative. Start thinking about is this is the way I'm wired. So I need to go in a place that I can use my natural wiring. It's a break.
5 Signs That You Need a Raise!
"Let's go to this article here, Forbes magazine Marolt through this pretty quickly because I want for those of you that are new to the program to hear how I want you to handle this important conversation about an increase in your compensation. So this is really good five signs. It's a good time asked for a race number one when you come off a big win. Now I read this. I'll be honest with you. Joe Mass I read this and I go well, I appreciate what they're saying you come off a big win but don't just show up the next day going. Hey. Yeah. So since I'm pretty frigging awesome should we talk about a contract extension? You know? I you know I don't like that. So I, do want to put a caveat out there that. Yes. You come off a big win and there's some high value. But don't go in right away with the old raise talk now I'm GonNa tell you how I would approach all this. I WANNA run through the five things and then tell you how are you number two your department is doing particularly well. So your team's winning that's great number three. Your company is really killing it. They're flush with cash number four, you got another offer and number five year role is in high demand. Okay now, these are all good things for you. To reference. But some of you if you're not careful, you'll take this information. Okay. Hey, listen. Start Marina go talk race and I don't ever like talking raise what I like talking is performance measures and when you and your leader can get clear on your current performance. Your past performance and what a future performance win will be. And you got to out of the three and then you go. Hey. Man, things are going well and and I'm loving this and I want to keep winning for the company. Because all these essentially lead this conversation. And what you? WanNa references look I want to keep winning. And a part of that winning is obviously more responsibility. and. With that responsibility and success more compensation. That's not a silly thing. That's not an aberration Asana crazy ask but you couch it with hey. We're doing well. Or I just came off this. These are just momentum's essentially these are momentum moments and they're saying capitalize on. Yeah. But you've got to do it the right way. Because you don't want to look greedy you're gonNA. Look prideful. You don't WanNa look. Ungrateful. All the things. So by tying it to a performance plan. Hey. I'd like some more responsibility as a result of how we're doing and how I'm doing K with I WANNA learn some additional skills that you think make me more valuable for you and our team I. It's a great way star. Okay. Yeah. Sure. Sure. Well. Can we be specific about what those are and what they what does need to be? Can we measure that growth? So a if I'm taking a course will then I've got to successfully complete the course and show the evidence of that. If it's I'm GonNa give you more responsibilities you gotta say great. So, what is a win look like in these added responsibilities and how do we measure success so that we see growth and actual results. And then. If I achieve these things. How does that affect my compensation these kind of conversation much better way to come about. This this overall conversation it's not hey, companies flush with cash that staff meeting report said things are great. How `bout above for your boy? Let's not do that. That's. That's going to be received very well I'll give you a bomb. You know they're going to give you a fist fist-bump. Hey, a boy way to go. Yeah. Come on folks be careful and again I I'm over simplifying because you know the article as things out in in these are good signs, but you still got a handle it. With. The right spirit.
How the things that seem like your disadvantages can be your advantages
"Hey everyone it's carly. This show might sound a bit different today because we are still working from home because of Covid Nineteen Danielle is also. And she will be back next week today. Jenny. Britain Bauer joins us skin from the couch. Jenny is the founder and chief creative officer of Jenny splendid ice creams. And Artisanal Ice Cream company. You can find in grocery stores around the country and in my own freezer and it is a personal favorite game. HQ Johnny has probably one of the most unique jobs of anyone we've ever had on the show I am so excited to get into this conversation Jenny welcomed skimmed from the couch high made my own job. So you know if you made your own job, you could just do whatever you want to be an ice cream maker. Jedi I'm always out of is like out but I actually. So happy she is out because I get to talk to you alone would make so much fun of me right now I have the biggest we choose to if there was ever a podcasts for me to record by myself, it is this one. I. Don't even know where to start I. Do WanNa just like trump a funny story of how we almost met in person ones, which is I don't know if you remember this, it was the skins third office. We had an elevator that opened right into our office and there were a bunch of companies in the same building and we had somebody on our team who at the time was just absolutely like your number one biggest fan in the world and the elevator door opens you happen to be in the elevator and this girl and our team just screams because you only hear our she. Just. Here Jenny. You go into a meeting in our building. No. That was one of my favorite favorite moments I was actually like confused in the elevator trying to get to I must have. Pushed the floor, your floor or whatever instead of the where we're supposed to go and I was just trying to figure it out, and then the elevator opens and everybody's looking at me because you know your off, it just goes right into the office and then Jedi and also I was already a fan and so I got to you know it was really fun I got to they showed me around and gave me all the mugs and everything and it was so fun. Really like one of my favorite moments. It was a good story. So let's jump in with how to start all of our interviews, which is just skim your resume for us. My resume is as skin I mean I would. I quit art school to make ice cream to start a little shop in the north market, which is indoor public market in Nineteen Ninety six and I've never had another job and just for our listeners who don't know where you're based. You're hi I'm in. I'm in Columbus Ohio. Yes. So I really went from like high school jobs and you know like working at the bakery in college to starting my own business and I was twenty something years ago. What is something that we cannot Google the value that we should now? Oh Gosh. Well actually, a lot of things but not maybe not that you should know I love driving like. Track driver I like my car a lot. I have just a GTI but it's out and you know I go out to the track and drive really fast I like that while we may have a lot of common about ice cream I think we just found our big difference which is I learned to drive not too long ago. Wow. Daniel is still learning. Oh my gosh. When we're when I was reading about your story something that really struck me was just that Ube only known and identified as a very creative person and it's clear in just reading about you. You probably would have ended up doing something very creative and ice cream is something that you found and became your outlet. But did you always think you're going to be an entrepreneur? I did I've always had that. I just always had that independent sort of way of thinking we approaching the world and so I knew somebody told me about it when I was very young I mean my grandfather was an entrepreneur. I. Mean just like he you know he had a little like a cleaning company after worked where he will go clean offices. My Grandmother said I remember she said this to me you know if you can't find a job. And so we would like go pick all the marigold. Dry Out, and then go sell them back to the neighbors later on I just always felt like it was freedom and I guess even from a very young as early as I can remember I always wanted to take responsibility for all that in my life in fact, I don't know if I was ever a kid. I always felt like I wanted I was. Always mad that people look at me as a kid I always wanted to be a grown up when I was a kid just to take over my my life and take ownership of that I mean like was I couldn't sit in class I don't like being told what to do. I. Think I'm a very nice person. I'm a very community spirited person I come from a place of service and I'm a total introvert. But I also like can't follow rules. At all.
Are You Tired Of The Long Job Search? How To Stay Positive
"How During, the job search I feel like we're getting more and more of these phone calls in it's not a surprise to me in fact I remember when the covert. Suppression hit and we saw the unemployment numbers explode. I really began to feel a tremendous amount of empathy for all the people that are being affected by this and I'm going Oh my gosh, this is going to be tough. Because it's already tough. In the best of times when you lose a job. I would put it up there as outside of the loss of a loved one or friend. And a physical debilitating challenge. I'd put it up there number three behind those two as the most traumatic things that happened to us in our life. Using a throw a, you know a break up or something like that. That's pretty bad. So I. Begin to think Oh man this is gonna be tough because it's already a real loss in a rule sting but now to get back on the horse to get back in, it's going to be harder in these times. and. So we've gotten a lot of these phone calls and today I just wanted to address three actions. I mean. There's several things you could do. I could talk for an hour about you know what do you do if you feel hopeless in the job search because you're not getting anywhere? Okay. We talk about a lot of tactics on this show are get hired digital course. It's only twenty bucks, Ken? Coleman. Dot Com we go deep in the weeds. I'm not going to go I'm going to be three things that I think are pillars if you will that keep you going when you feel like you're stuck in the mud here they are real quick number one you've got to realize that this is your situation not your sentence this is your situation. By the way you're not alone. You're not a loser. You're not a deadbeat. This is your situation based on. A global pandemic that put an artificial suppression on the economy and you've been caught up in this. By the way just a little nugget if you were laid off or if you lost job had nothing to do with covert even Song Hey. Hey, listen this is the mindset. This is your situation not your sentence you're not sentenced to a life. Of Frustration. And Misery and all the things that come with the emotions of losing your job. This is your situation not your sentence a get up get your head up. All right I got to respond I gotTA. Make some changes. I gotta get after it but I'm not sentenced to this current. Environment and situation number to focus forward. You gotTA focus forward. You know. Okay. With glances back to seats to look at what can we learn from where I was What can I take from that? But you gotTA focus forward. If you're always focused on the past, you can't move forward. It's impossible. If I want to go this way. This direction. And yet my tire focus on my body and my head and everything is this way. I'm not going to be effective in going that way. I'm just not I may backup bit, but I'm eventually going to stumble I'm gonNA run into stuff because I can't see where I'm going and a lot of you are effectively trying to walk backwards quickly. Makes no sense focus forward get your eyes up focus forward and in the third. Action, you've got to realize that connections are the keys. That unlock opportunities don't over think this. That's our problem. When we get in times of uncertainty. It can quickly go to desperation. And then we get really freaked out and it's like. Oh, my gosh. Oh my gosh I got so many things that don't even know where to go. What do I do? Oh my goodness I have no idea what to do and we stay paralyzed. As opposed to going Hey v way out of this the way forward, the way up is connections. So, if it's not working, I need to keep connecting. There's your phrase if it's not working, keep connect, keep connecting, and keep connecting, keep connecting, keep, connect, keep, connecting, and eventually the damn will break and opportunities flow freely. So quick, review. You feel a sense of hopelessness you're stuck in the job search. Three big actions that will spur a lot of smaller actions that'll get you the breakthrough one realize this is your situation not assassins to focus forward three. Realize the connections are the keys. To unlocking opportunities.
Are You Being Asked These Interview Questions? They Are Illegal
"So. This is an interesting article from Forbes. covid nineteen has employers asking illegal interview questions. Here's what to say. Well, this is fascinating. Saw Why gotTA share this? Social through these real quick how many kids do you have and what are their ages? Apparently, that is not illegal question. Here's what employers looking for. They're looking for reassurance that. Your top priority at work is work. Make Sense I. Get it didn't know this illegal Joe didn't know the Navy's re legal by there you go. So what's the answer be honest and brief? You don't give a whole lot of information, right? So you could just simply say. I am very reliable and home issues will never affect. My work could be simple like that could say I've got three kids given their ages and we have a nanny to help a child care. Or my parents live near us, they watch the kids so. I'm free from distraction. Keep it short. Sweet to the point. Now the question is, are you financially responsible for any dependence? Here's what they're looking for. Again reliability. They WANNA know children may be parents you're carrying for they WANNA make sure that you can be focused and this article says expected. This fact will be checked out with your references cases do not lie. Again. You don't have to give him a ton of detail move on WHO's going to care for your kids while you're at work again. There were looking for demands. And again same answer how older seems of the other questions? How old are you? The employers worried that you're too young or inexperienced are you're too old and maybe you don't have the energy or the drive one client of this career coach said in his early fifties to the interviewer. Not Really Wild about share my age but I can honestly tell you that I do have the fire in my belly. And so you don't have to share your age. Another twentysomething said I'm in my mid twenties but I am a really quick learner and I'll do whatever it takes I have expert level and technology. And so I can do whatever you need me to do. So what you WANNA do is you're sidestepping those specific questions by dealing with what they're actually asking really good article there if they're asking about dependence and and asking about kids and parents, they just want to know. That you're not going to be distracted when you are there or having to leave because of these challenges as what they're asking for. So address the question without getting too specific and that'll really help you good stuff there.
Leslie Blodgett, former CEO and founder, bareMinerals
"Hey everyone this show might sound a bit different today because we're skimming from three different couches. This is still working from home for the time being because of covid nineteen today Leslie Logic joins us on skimmed from the couch. She is a trail blazer of the beauty industry leslie founded bare minerals, which she grew into a global empire by tapping into the power of marketing and community. And in two thousand ten, she saito acquired it for almost two billion dollars while her new best selling book. Pretty good advice. Give some pretty great advice and is available now leslie were except to have you welcomed skin from the couch. Thank you so much for having me looking forward to hanging with you guys. We have been very excited to do this. We met Leslie at a conference that we were at about almost two years ago year and a half ago we. Didn't know who it was like we knew her name, but we didn't know that she was the Leslie blodget. We just saw this like friendly looking who was wearing this very cool hat and standing outside getting coffee and she came up to us in and you're a huge fan of the scam and when we realized it was you I think we both like didn't even know what to. stadio. So I think it goes to show like you have such a friendly personality and. That makes everyone feel comfortable in talking to you and is also harshly how you are able to talk yourself into any room in in your early days of your career, which we're GONNA get into. So let's start off with our standard first question, which is Skim your resume for us our. Newspaper Out McDonnell's what did you do at McDonalds? Everything. I started with like cleaning toilets and sweeping the parking lot and then moved up to making burgers it Max then at fit. Two years of fit graduated in turned beauty companies. Always wore is shadow since I'm little kid went to work in the industry or selling makeup behind the counter spritzing fragrance bloomingdales in New York City in macy's met my husband at macy's while I was working behind. The counter is part of my resume I know it's a career thing is he's he's important. Did he keep coming back or did he like ask you on a date while you were working at the counter? All right. So I worked in macy's and part time because I was going to school and his girlfriend who's really cute. Girlfriend had the same shifts that I did like. He they lived in Brooklyn together and he would come in. So she didn't have to take the subway by herself at nights. and. That's how we met. We I I never knew the story Oh my God. So he would he would come. He was so sweet I kept asking do you have a brother friend and he did hook me up with friend once that didn't work out but it wasn't until they broke up a couple of years. Later he got a number and called me so what I didn't break any relationship. Okay. That's a good story though. Okay. So keep keep going macy's macy's then got a job at Halston Orelon you guys probably don't know a Halston, the fashion design end ud line I worked there for a little while then the big job was working at Max factor and then we were acquired by Revlon and moved to La? The company Max factor acquired by PNG and moved to Hunt Valley Maryland Maryland Baltimore had a baby in Maryland that was the best part. Of Maryland then we moved back to la because Keith wasn't digging Maryland so much whatever, and then he became the state Dad didn't have a career anymore after that I ended up being the breadwinner starting the kid was born and then were worked neutrogena. And then San Francisco in here we are what is something that people can't Google about you that we should now. Aren't. So here's the thing to that I. Don't have a Wikipedia page. My team for years wanted me to build one, but I had this issue with being. Out there. So I don't know what's out there and I'm very uncomfortable with what's out there. So what would people not know about me? That I can play the harmonica and hula-hoop at the same time. Did you do that growing up? On hula-hoop for sure the Harmonica, I learned as an adult. So I have a hula-hoop now as an adult that I use regularly. So then I just combined two gifts that I have. You write about a quote kind of stuck out at me. The quotas get desperate I wanna dig into what that means because I think you know when in reading about your story like we've gotten to know you a little bit over the last year or so and I knew the high level part of your story. But in researching for this, it don't think I really could appreciate her understood how you really got your foot in the door and so I want to understand what get desperate meant for you. Yeah I think for me. I always had to work hard to get noticed it in everything I did and I think number one is my parents were divorced when I was nine and we were left with her mom not that there was a bad vanishes that she was the the strict one the tough one. So I was always like driven to please her with I think a lot of kids have that too. She was never quite one hundred percent. Happy. So I was always trying to please her. So I was always going above and beyond to get the grades and to get on the teams and that type of thing because I wasn't. We didn't have a ton of money growing up I had to be creative. So by the time I went to two years of college and I. My first two years. It was rough because it was my first time being outside of my mother's like grip. So kind of had a little bit too much fun when I realized that I had to. GET DOWN TO BUSINESS. My mother helped me figure out what my passion was. I UNI but couldn't get in to fit I couldn't get a job behind the beauty counter, which is what I need to do to get into the cosmetic program and I had to so learned that when I'm desperate when I can't seem to find my way is when I get most creative by when I'm at the bottom feeling down instead of being depressed for long periods of time I just started thinking what would I do in little steps to get there the story I have in The book is about Bloomingdale's I. wanted to work there really did but they would not give me the time of day because I had no experience on mcadoo, you have it if you don't get it the only solution to that was to just be in their face and I thought without being too annoying I'm GonNa go to the buying office. I'm going to go there every day every morning I know when they come in because the first time I went and it was a very narrow hallway. And I would smile and they would have to brush past. We had to literally touch audience for them to get by, and they just saw me every day and I think you don't persist Internet way just. So dedicated to your personal 'cause I had no choice for sleeping on couches I didn't have a place to live. They said. Why don't you come in? We'll find something