Archive for July, 2022

Challenges That Law Firms Can Overcome with EOS

Posted in Business on July 29, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

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Summary:

 

On this episode of Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way, host Will Crist talked with John Nachezel, an integrator of EOS for Mike Morse Law Firm, who has almost 14 years of experience implementing EOS practices. John was brought into the Mike Morse Law Firm all those years ago to help instill structure and cohesiveness to lay the foundation for scalability. Throughout the episode, Will and John discuss how to help law firms become the best they can be, how to get those law firms partners, and how to help them get what they want from their law firm. 

 

Shownotes:

(0:49) Introduction to John Nachezel

(3:07) Challenges That Law Firms Can Overcome

(4:25) Reconciling Ownership with the EOS System

(7:00) Logistics of the Mike Morse Law Firm

(10:43) An Integrators Approach vs. A Lawyers

(14:20) John Living the EOS Life

(20:44) Employees Living the EOS Life

(22:55) Advice for Law Firms Wondering about EOS

(24:14) Closing Thoughts

 

Links:

Will Crist

EOS 

John Nachezel

 

Quotes:

“So, if you’re an owner, that’s fantastic and you can sit in the owner’s box and you can have your own meetings and talk about owner’s things, but make no mistake, when you are in the business and you are wearing that hat and sitting in that seat, that you’re not the owner, you’re an employee, and that is completely separate and distinct from the other.” – John Nachezel, (4:50)

 

“…the only way you will grow is chaotically and then you hit a ceiling. You’ll hit a cap, you’ll burn out…because the chaos can only take you so far. And it’s ‘I don’t have time to incorporate the principles that EOS teaches,’ but that’s the way you get time is by incorporating those principles.” – John Nachazel, (22:55)

 

“…it’s actually a very freeing thing. It’s not a stifling thing to have structure, and that structure and discipline is what allows you to unlock your creativity and allows you to be on offense delivering punches to the opposition…it frees you to be your best” – John Nachazel, (23:48)

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The Data is In: Pedego Electric Bikes ARE Fun

Posted in electric bikes on July 25, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

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So how does a lifelong data scientist and former Dean with a Doctorate in Educational Equity decide to join the EBike Revolution?  By taking a cruise and discovering in port (quite by accident) how much fun riding one can be.  “My husband was always a hard core biker,” explains Dr. Tina Moses, “but because of a disability with my leg, I could never ride along.” That is until her husband booked an ebike adventure at the end of their cruise and she discovered (for the first time in her life) that she COULD ride a bike.  And all the fun she’d been missing.

That started a quest to learn more about the whole EBike Revolution. And the more she learned, the more she decided this was the course for her. Not just for fun, but for a new “second act career”.  So she left academia and opened an Electric Bike store back in Colorado. And not just one but two, with stores in both Golden and Boulder, CO. 

The data was clear, the fun was obvious and it all added up to a new career path for this career academic. Shifting gears and going a different direction. On this week’s edition of the Pedego Podcast.

”They come not in single spies but they come in battalions.”

Posted in charities, non-profits on July 20, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

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A quote from Hamlet is how Kitty felt when getting her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.  Kitty was going through a difficult time dealing with her father’s illness, a friend in the hospital, so much going on at one time.  It felt like the whole army was marching down on her.  How does someone diagnosed with pancreatic cancer feel like they are the luckist person in the world?  Kitty is very open in sharing her journey with us.  Kitty shares advice given to her husband from her Dr “Your wife is not a statistic, she is a person.”  As well as her own advice, “Dont’ lose hope, don’t lose hope, be here while you’re here.”

“As long as you speak my name, I shall live forever.” This episode is dedicated to Charlotte Rae, a great inspiration and the woman who introduced us.  We love you Charlotte!

Kitty Swink is an actress, activist, artistic director and a two time cancer survivor. She thought when at 39 she survived Breast Cancer she was done. Not so fast. 12 1/2 years ago at 49, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Pancreatic Cancer, had a Whipple Procedure, chemo, radiation and more chemo and now at 62 she still shows no signs of disease. Grateful to be healthy and working at her craft she devotes a lot of time to helping others diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer move forward with their lives. It has blessed her with many great friends, not the least of which is her adopted mom, Charlotte Rae.
Her career began in commercials, regional theatre and off Broadway. She moved to California with husband of the year, every year, actor Armin Shimerman. She has appeared on dozens of television shows starting from It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and Designing Women, through Star Trek DS9 and Law and Order, on through The Fosters. She currently has two films on the Festival circuit, Penumbra and Diani and Devine Meet the Apocalypse. She is Associate Artistic Director of the award winning Antaeus Theatre Company. She has been nominated for Ovation, LA Drama Critic and Broadway World Awards and she has received an Independent Series Award, multiple Scenie Awards and an LA Drama Critics Award.  She is a former National VP of Screen Actors Guild.

Never Slowing Down

Posted in electric bikes on July 18, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

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Hear how a couple of active baby boomers have adapted to their age and found a way to keep pedaling and pushing themselves forward. As they continue to pursue “second act careers” in real estate and “developing influential leaders” (like themselves). And pursuing new paths that still lay before them.

So hear the story of how 60 something Brenda Hudson, (after stumbling into a Pedego Electric Bike store in Delaware across from where she was having lunch), finally found a way to keep up with her hard core, bike riding husband, Michael. Who suddenly (after her purchase) found himself in the uncomfortable position of trailing her!

Which led him to take the leap and join the eBike Revolution as well. For health and happiness (and to keep up with his wife!) Opening new trails and paths for this ever evolving power couple.  On this week’s ever growing, PEDEGO PODCAST.

Ep. 32: How to Find and Work with a Literary Agent with guest Wendy Keller

Posted in book publishing, Business on July 16, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

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On this episode of the Pub Date podcast the book broads are reunited with literary agent, book industry veteran, and all around book broad Wendy Keller. Listen in as we discuss the importance of having a solid platform, what authors should be doing before reaching out to an agent, and the things you should be mindful of as you grow your audience.

Wendy’s decades of experience has lead to her creating value beyond being an agent for her authors. She’s also the author of 30+ books including Entrepreneur Magazine’s Ultimate Guide to Platform Building, runs webinars to help you write a solid book proposal, and coaches authors to become well-paid speakers.

Learn more about Wendy and her team by visiting www.kellermedia.com.

Helping Every Employee Live the EOS Life with Eric Lindsley of Knight Watch

Posted in Business on July 15, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-q5mce-1273b9f

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Summary

In this episode of Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way, host Will Crist is joined by Eric Lindsley, CEO of Knight Watch, a business that helps make buildings more secure, comfortable, and energy efficient. Eric and Knight Watch have been an EOS company for quite some time now, and he is known to his friends as an EOS Purist because of his commitment to living the EOS Life. Throughout the episode, Will and Eric discuss Knight Watch’s EOS journey, why every employee needs to live the EOS Life, trusting your team to make the right decisions, and much more!

 

Thanks for tuning in!

 

Show Notes

(0:50) Introducing Eric Lindsley and Knight Watch

(2:59) Knight Watch’s EOS Journey

(9:22) Why Everyone in the Company Needs the EOS Life

(16:58) Does the Great Resignation Affect EOS Companies?

(22:44) Creating Consistency

(24:36) The Decision Card

(27:48) Trusting Your Team

(30:48) Closing Thoughts

 

Links

Will Crist

EOS 

Eric Lindsley

Knight Watch  

 

Quotes

About a year and a half [into EOS], I was working about five days a week, maybe even four. But you know, a very easy to maintain schedule. The stress level in the company came way down. The happiness level was good—I look forward to going in, especially for my weekly EOS meeting…”  Eric Lindsley, (5:50)

 

This last quarter…[we did] more in book sales per quarter than we did the entire year of 2018.”  Eric Lindsley, (7:21)

 

It can’t just be myself or the leadership team, but throughout the company, there has to be space. And that’s the nice thing about EOS and the EOS Life is it gives you space.” Eric Lindsley, (11:42)

 

The nice thing that happens though, is when you lose people that don’t have your values, it opens up space for the right person to come in.” Eric Lindsley, (17:51)

The more I involve myself with things that are really not for me to be involved in, all I’m doing is communicating…[that] I don’t trust you to make that decision. If you have to get involved in every process, what you’re saying is, ‘I don’t trust you.’” Eric Lindsley, (28:53)

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How Remote Working Led to Remote Riding

Posted in electric bikes on July 11, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

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When Paul Rieger originally bought his Pedego Electric Bike, it was all about commuting to work.  But when his company shuttered their office and shifted to remote working, he never envisioned this would lead him to “remote riding” as well.  

As Paul says with a smirk, “once my company closed down the office and I started working out of my upstairs home office. I found that the Boomerang didn’t handle stairs so well. So I stopped using it for commuting and began exploring the 50+ miles of dedicated, paved bike trails that crisscrossed my hometown of Folsom, CA.”

Including the 32 mile Jedediah Smith Bike Trail (named after that famed mountain man and discoverer) that runs along the American River down to Sacramento’s Discovery Park.  A trail which he now regularly patrols 6-8 hours/week as an official member of the American River Bike Patrol.

So by working from home, Paul Rieger found the time to slow down and discover a whole new world around him.  A world this “boy on his bike” began exploring like the pioneers of old, who first travelled these trails in search of gold and a place they could call home.  Bringing that journey full circle, as a new breed of ebike enthusiasts and adventurers ride the trail again from their home offices in search of newfound riches, on this week’s PEDEGO PODCAST.

Ep. 31: How to Promote Your Book on Twitter with Ray E. Boomhower

Posted in book publishing, Business on July 8, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

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We are often asked about social media and which platform authors should be on. Lately, there have been a lot of questions about TikTok and our answer is usually along the lines of “it depends.” Is your ideal audience on TikTok, Twitter, or LinkedIn? Is there a conversation already happening about your topic on Twitter? Have you engaged with and provided value to that community?

On this episode of the Pub Date Podcast we have editor, writer, and author Ray E. Boomhower share how he found his niche in books and community on Twitter. Ray is a big believer in not wasting anything. If you start down a path and end up taking a detour, don’t trash that work. Instead, he says “cannibalize what you don’t use [for your book or content] and use it on Twitter to promote what you’re working on or have worked on.”

We ask him to share his thoughts on the following:

  • How do you engage with your readers on social media?
  • What are your favorite Twitter tips, best practices?
  • Who are some of your favorite authors to engage with on social?

About Our Guest

Ray E. Boomhower is senior editor at the Indiana Historical Society Press, where he serves as editor of the quarterly popular history magazine “Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History.” Boomhower has been with the Society since 1987, beginning work for the statewide, nonprofit organization as its public relations coordinator.

You can check out his published books here: https://www.amazon.com/Ray-E.-Boomhower/e/B000APFRCQ

And be sure to follow Ray on Twitter @RayBoomhower (https://twitter.com/RayBoomhower)

Why has Pancreatic cancer gone from a single digit number to 11% survivor rate?

Posted in charities, non-profits on July 8, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

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Eleven people out of one hundred will be alive five years after their pancreatic cancer diagnosis. The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer patients has increased recently from a single digit number to 11%. Tori Larrick, Patient Services Manager ll with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network recently shared with us why early detection and better treatment options are some of the reasons why we are seeing this increase.

This episode of Living Hope is dedicated to PanCAN’s Survivor Council and Survivor Council Alumni. The Survivor Council was formed to represent the voice of survivors and they are committed to ensuring that the survivor perspective is integrated into all that PanCAN does.

 

How a man goes from being healthy, to a diabetic with an inoperable pancreatic cancer tumor to being stable.

Posted in charities, non-profits on July 1, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

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Ken Parme, a husband, father, grandfather a man with many talents when asked how he wants to be remembered he replied very simply “as a kind man.” Ken is a very kind, friendly, talented man who I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for a number of years.  It wasn’t until he shared his journey with us that I realized how much we had in common in regards to our diagnosis.  In December 2012 Ken was diagnosed with an inoperable tumor.  The tumor was wrapped around his veins, and lying against his aorta.

Ken took good care of himself, ate right and was active. He was a power walker and one day on a walk with his wife Rebecca, he couldn’t keep up with her. Rebecca insisted he go see his doctor. Tests were done and Ken was told he was a diabetic and started on insulin immediately. After starting insulin, Ken still felt lousy, so his wife made an appointment with an endocrinologist. Ken, shares his journey starting with his diagnosis of an inoperable pancreatic cancer tumor, his treatment with chemotherapy, the use of the new Cyber-Knife, his eight years “stable status” and a book he and his wife wrote together. Ken and Rebecca Parme wrote a book “In The Gaze of The Divine, Life with Pancreatic Cancer.” from the patient/survivor and caregiver point of view. Available on Amazon.  Ken has also written a children’s book available on Amazon “The Adventures of Madde Mckinsey

This episode of Living Hope is dedicated to Ken’s wonderful, wife and Caregiver, Rebecca. We want to leave you with a quote from their book, “May we all get to the place where we can accept -let go- and focus on the blessing of the day.”