#192: Ryan Westwood -The Power of Partnering
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Our guest this week is Ryan Westwood, the CEO and founder of Simplus. Ryan, a serial entrepreneur and disruptor, began creating a bit younger than most – and he has never looked back.

At just eleven years old Ryan discovered he had an ability to create wealth. Several years and a few tough lessons later, he is a wildly successful creator. Simplus, his most recent venture co-founded with his brother, has grown to 600 employees on four continents and was recently acquired by Infosys.

In this episode we discuss Ryan’s approach to his employees S curve journeys, his views on partnership and how the power of saying no transformed his leadership.

This is a conversation you do not want to miss!

For a complete transcript and links from this episode, please visit:


Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker
Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker
Dr. Meg Meeker
#126: Ask Dr. Meg
One of Dr. Meg’s favorite things is to answer questions from you, the listener. This is a special episode of the “Parenting Great Kids” podcast as Dr. Meg devotes the entire episode to doing just that, helping you make sense of roadblocks we all encounter as parents. Listen in as “America’s Mom” helps you navigate many situations with your kids that can often be tricky. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   WELCOME Dr. Meg talks about how much she enjoys answering listener questions and that she decided to devote an entire episode to doing just that! This is another installment of the “Ask Dr. Meg” episodes, and she covers lots of topics.   ASK DR. MEG (PART 1) Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.   BREAK   ASK DR. MEG (PART 2) Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.   FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 126, Ask Dr. Meg and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 min
Frugal Friends Podcast
Frugal Friends Podcast
Jen Smith & Jill Sirianni
143: How Lydia Senn Paid Off $36K of Debt On One Income
We have lots of debt payoff stories highlighted on this podcast, and are particularly looking forward to sharing Lydia's story with you all! For those working off of low incomes, or single incomes we hope this interview is particularly inspiring and helps to break down barriers to achieving debt freedom! Sponsors:  Financial Freedom Fast Track. If you want to stop yo-yo dieting with your money and pay off more debt consistently in 2021 then today is your last day to join financial freedom fast track. I designed this course specifically for people on multi-year debt payoff journeys with strategies I don’t hear anyone else talking about, weekly coaching calls, and an off-Facebook accountability group. So if you are ready to commit to debt freedom this year head to https://www.modernfrugality.com/enrollto learn more and sign up TODAY!    leftovers. They’re calling out to us from the fridge, begging us to not crowd them with another food item that renders them even more obsolete, unseen, and forgotten in the back. They also want to remind us that they can be repurposed into a soup, salad, or casserole...we know, we know... casseroles are the worst, but for our sponsor today it’s better than nothing. Leftovers: using them up is the kind and frugal way. Notable Notes: We asked all about her families debt journey and how they paid off $36K of debt on just 1 income: What was your debt from and what was the moment that led you to say enough is enough? Student loan, credit card, medical debt Had been in car accident while pregnant and the lack of financial freedom was quite difficult! This is was the launching point towards working at becoming debt free What were the highest impact things you did to pay off your debt? Get current on your bills Moved to area with lower cost of living - and lived in more affordable house - ‘geo-hacking’  Extreme frugality - no going out to eat, not paying for entertainment What was the hardest thing/change/experience during those two years? Lots of transition and chaos Having a Baby Moving Cared for self by finding an outlet of helping others Looking back on it is there anything you would've done differently? Give self more time - lessen stress of ‘it needs to happen NOW’ Listen to the right messages - less shame filled voices BILL OF THE WEEK - Thank you Lydia for sharing your bill about your garbage and not paying your bill for 6months ;) If you want to submit your bill of the week visit https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/billto leave us a bill Lightning Round What financial freedom has afforded us Lydia - Free reign to respond to need and give to others Jen - Travis voluntarily cutting salary for 3 months Jill - hosting LOTS of people in my home Get more from Lydia: Find Lydia Senn on youtube and instagram https://www.frugaldebtfreelife.com Wrap-Up: Thanks so much for listening! Keep leaving us reviews on iTunes or Stitcher, and sending the screenshot to frugalfriendspodcast@gmail.com (mailto:frugalfriendspodcast@gmail.com) . AND share our most recent episode on social for a chance to win a copy of the Frugal Friends Workbook! Thanks for listening! See you next week!
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Leading Saints Podcast
Leading Saints Podcast
Leading Saints
Creating Space for Those We Lead | An Interview with Thomas Wirthlin McConkie
Thomas McConkie is the founder of Lower Lights School of Wisdom and has a passion for the world's Wisdom traditions. Raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, at age 18 he discovered meditation, which remains a wellspring of inspiration over 20 years later. Thomas is trained as a developmental researcher, facilitator, and mindfulness teacher. He hosts the Lower Lights Sangha in Salt Lake City, Utah, with the intention of supporting seekers of diverse faith orientations to become all they are meant to become. Highlights 5:40 Transformations of Faith: participating willingly in the process of becoming as Christ is 7:30 Talking and listening is relationship and our relationship with God can also reach a level of profound intimacy 9:40 Our lives are moving at a frenetic pace and we have an opportunity to make space for stillness, opening up to connection and to the blessings God has waiting for us 15:00 Presence: the Kingdom of Heaven is among us and the more we open ourselves up, the more we understand that there are no ordinary moments 17:45 Why we need to practice being present in our lives: example of being in the grocery line 21:20 The more we connect with ourselves, the more we realize that all we are doing is offering our state of being to others: our quality of being is our service 24:35 Defining presence: being fully present in the body with both the physical, emotions, and thoughts Part of being present is forgiving the conditions of life: Thy will be done 31:00 Metaphor of digestion 33:00 Experience with a coworker who explained his environment to explain any loss of presence 35:10 Fakeness: I'm overwhelmed and I don't know how to be more present so I'm going to fake it Recognizing this in others 37:30 Stillness isn't about quiet but about being fully human 40:00 Connecting this to the first principles and ordinances 41:10 Repentance and creating space Making space for the suffering of others is a first step toward healing Helping someone begin a practice of mindfulness as a step toward repentance Divine confidence: presence is a divine attribute Getting out of the way so the Atonement can work in us 50:40 The pain of others resonates in us, and a commitment to practicing kindness within ourselves helps with the overwhelm The more committed we are, the more people realize they can be themselves with us Recognizing the pain body in others 58:45 Awareness that we are often defended against God: Can we notice the ways we keep the light out as a defense against the uncomfortable? Links transformationsoffaith.org (Use code LEADINGSAINTS25 for 25% off the course) Where to Start When Members Doubt | An Interview With Thomas Wirthlin McConkie Transcript This transcript was machine-produced. We would be grateful for help correcting errors. You can help! Simply copy/paste the transcript text into a document, make the corrections, and then copy/paste the corrected text into a comment on the page (below) and we will get the corrected text published! 00:00:00 - 00:05:01 Welcome back to another episode of the leading saints. Podcast if you've enjoyed content on this podcast. It's important that. I tell you about the leading saints newsletter that we send out every week this newsletter keeps you up to date on all the current leading saints content releases including podcasts articles online events and even live events. That might be happening in your own area in this newsletter. We also recommend some past episodes and written articles that you don't want to miss each week. We include additional leadership perspectives and thoughts. That you can only find in the weekly newsletter. So you definitely don't want to miss out to subscribe to the weekly newsletter simply text. The word lead to four seven four seven four seven or visit leading saints dot org slash. Subscribe again text. The word l. e. a. d. two four seven four seven four seven or visit leading saints do...
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Nursing Uncensored
Nursing Uncensored
Nursing Uncensored
The Role of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner with Mackenzie Kane, MSN CNL RN
By request, Adrianne welcomes friend, fellow nurse, and colleague, Mackenzie. Mackenzie is a bedside nurse, clinical educator, and sexual assault nurse examiner, which is the role they’ll focus on today. If you have an interest in this area of forensic nursing, check out this episode. Mackenzie and Adrianne also discuss: -How Mackenzie became a 2nd-career nurse -Nerdy crimes -Burn and trauma nursing experiences -Experiencing major injury on the job -The role of a sexual assault nurse examiner -How to become a SANE -The ways we process trauma -The importance of debriefing For more information on forensic examinations read more here https://www.rainn.org/articles/rape-kit Johnson County Sexual Assault Response Team https://jcsart.nursing.uiowa.edu/ JC SART Insta https://www.instagram.com/jc.sart/ National Sexual Assault Hotline: Confidential 24/7 Support 800-656-HOPE (4673) https://www.rainn.org/resources Rape Victim Advocacy Program https://rvap.uiowa.edu/ ------------------------- Like this episode? Buy Adrianne a coffee to say thanks! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/NUPodcast Want more nursing-related content? 🎧🏥😷 Find more including the Nursing Uncensored podcast, blogs, videos, merch, and art at https://nursinguncensored.com Check out podcast merch at nursinguncensored.com/merch-shop Find Adrianne 💜 on the web linktr.ee/nursinguncensoredpodcast ———————— Recorded with Zoom and edited with Adobe Audition. ———————— Copyright-free music included in this episode found in the YouTube Audio Library: Find Your Way Beat - Nana Kwabena ------------------
59 min
Church News
Church News
Church News
The Sunday School general presidency on the invitation to seek revelation as exemplified in the Doctrine and Covenants
The “Come, Follow Me” gospel study curriculum, announced by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2018, has enabled a greater home-centered, Church-supported approach to gospel living, learning and teaching. When the global coronavirus pandemic shut down a majority of in-person worship in March 2020, “Come, Follow Me” allowed for the continued blessings that come through study of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. This year, the “Come, Follow Me” resource focuses on the Doctrine and Covenants, a book of history, scripture, invitations and answers. This episode of the Church News Podcast features the Sunday School general presidency: President Mark  L. Pace and his counselors, Brother Milton Camargo and Brother Jan E. Newman. They offer insights about gospel study, the Doctrine and Covenants and “Come, Follow Me,” and share their testimonies of the power of the scriptures. The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34 min
UNSTOPPABLE with Kerwin Rae
UNSTOPPABLE with Kerwin Rae
Kerwin Rae
The hidden power of mushrooms | Julian Mitchell | Unstoppable #114
Did you know that mushrooms can change their DNA to make cotton, leather, and even polyester becoming food for them? That penicillin comes from the fungi kingdom? That there’s a phobia to mushrooms and they’re even considered the Earth’s natural internet? These are just some of the amazing facts about mushrooms that Julian Mitchell shared with me in this episode of Unstoppable. Julian is the CEO of Life Cykel, an evolutionary focused mycelium biotechnology company, whose mission is to enable people and the environment to grow healthier with mushrooms. He co-founded Life Cykel with Ryan Creed in 2015 and rapidly grew their business by focusing on producing the highest quality bioavailable full spectrum mushroom liquid extracts as well as some of the highest quality mushroom products. They offer an incredible range of products and services for health and planetary harmony, all consisting of the humble mushroom. They have liquid extracts, mushroom powder, mushroom protein, and even grow kits that give people the opportunity to grow their own mushrooms at home. Life Cykel also works closely with the National Mushroom Network, Mushroom honey, and Beemunity, products that support the immunity of bees. Life Cykel has been featured in a range of media including Channel 9, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Joe Rogan Experience, SBS and Beauticate. Now we have the pleasure of having Julian on Unstoppable, sharing with us his journey as an entrepreneur, from being a physiotherapist to becoming one of the most environmentally conscious mushroom farmers in Australia. Whether you’re a plant enthusiast, an entrepreneur or you’re just a curious soul who would like to learn the secrets of the fungi kingdom, this episode is for you!
53 min
Strength Changes Everything
Strength Changes Everything
The Exercise Coach
Getting Strong Without Getting Bulky
Brian Cygan and Amy Hudson break down the science of strength training and discuss why you don’t have to worry about getting bulky from exercise, and why strength training is the most effective way to get that toned, lean body you always wanted. * Will two 20-minute workouts a week help someone get toned? According to the scientific definition, toneness refers to the level of tension in a muscle at rest, but most people refer to being toned as being lean. In that regard, strength training will absolutely help you get leaner and build firm muscles. * One misconception about toning is around spot reduction. Often, when people talk about toning their body they are talking about making a particular area of their body leaner by targeting it with exercise, but that isn’t how the process works. Effective strength training is about getting whole body results that impact your metabolism and decrease body fat throughout the whole body. * Toning is the result of lean muscle tissue being added in the body with a decrease in the amount of body fat that may be hiding. To get the toning results you want, the best way is to combine good whole food nutrition and whole effort exercise. * Will strength training at the Exercise Coach result in big, bulky muscles? People want better muscles, not necessarily bigger muscles and lucky for them, the majority of people won’t build large muscles even if they try. Genes and the expression of myostatin limits the amount of muscle mass that will grow. * The longer a muscle is, the bigger and thicker that it will grow. Most bodybuilders that you see have muscles that are naturally predisposed to growing larger. This means that most people, especially women, don’t have to worry about getting too bulky. * Strength training is the most important thing you can do for health, longevity, quality of life, and reducing body fat. Whole effort strength training is the best way to achieve the best body leanness, definition, or tone that you can. * “Biologically speaking, to be able to survive an encounter with a lion that wants to eat you, you need a body that is lean enough to be fast and strong enough that it has the endurance to run away. This describes the state that our bodies want to be in. * There isn’t any evolutionary benefit to growing large muscles because it takes a lot of energy and resources to maintain them. Our bodies are better off with building stronger and better muscles, while not necessarily getting bigger in the process. * Amy reads a testimonial from a 73 year old woman sharing how she has seen improved muscle definition and tone from her time and sessions at the Exercise Coach. * Today, more than ever, we need to maintain our physical and mental health for our overall well-being. The workouts at the Exercise Coach change everything for the clients that enjoy them. Link: exercisecoach.com This podcast and blog are provided to you for entertainment and informational purposes only. By accessing either, you agree that neither constitute medical advice nor should they be substituted for professional medical advice or care. Use of this podcast or blog to treat any medical condition is strictly prohibited. Consult your physician for any medical condition you may be having. In no event will any podcast or blog hosts, guests, or contributors, Exercise Coach USA, LLC, Gymbot LLC, any subsidiaries or affiliates of same, or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, or agents, be responsible for any injury, loss, or damage to you or others due to any podcast or blog content.
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