Apr 5, 2016|
Guests Tom Nix, Paul Walker, and Jennifer Leavitt join Greg and Deanna to discuss issues affecting our community right here in the Northwest.
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Welcome the conversations on your host Greg Thomas us thank you for spending time with us this weekend Jordan in this segment. His Tom next successful entrepreneur you're an author of Nick's slant good morning according. To a great picks for asking doughnuts as we look at the issues that affect us here at home and our community and across the nation at one point or another the conditions of our lives begin to stack up seemingly insurmountable. We found ourselves feeling overwhelmed possibly unable to do anything about it. True the feeling sorry for oneself period but that can be hugely demoralizing and it still quicksand. Changed to make yourself great against starts from within and Tom knows how to get it done he went from kids settling disputes on the streets of this fists. To onto the new war eventually taking a chain of cash checking businesses that he started and selling the for millions of dollars of that small feet. Yes some Seattle friends fond of his dedication to the community and now hopes others overcome obstacles and find their own success so top. I'm reading about you coming up fighting your way out of trouble what are your roots of forty comfort. Negroponte simply grow simply to California which is the port of Los Angeles and it's this was in the 60s early 60s I am I was gonna we called him them it was about forty in town. It's called yes six. You know we had a pretty pretty simple objective get drunk title game with the girls and fight anyone that looked edits in a hostile manner. Well you know I had a wonderful its those days and I'd like that I was good at it. It was it was over from troubled place we have the shipyard workers and the tuna industry was there along with the longshoreman so. It's a great. Greg is cyclical up. But you know had a very narrow view of the world growing up. OK so you went from that and he began to transform life from a street treading teenager to a respectable businessman what what's a transition like about how. Well you know it's a process and it's a start I think we're. Getting yourself out of the environment to cure him. And you can do that by going to college which I did but also by getting a job. And there really committing to that job. Going to wait to the military. Even go you know what's going to church those sort of things that. If the fact of the matter is you're you're pretty much a product of the environment. So to change that you gotta create an environment. And so I think that's the first step for people is to make sure that. You know they have a broader view of in all over the world so when you go what is especially the young person where you get into and our job or the military disturbed making different friends than. You start to learn about life. So that's one thing and it but the the thing that was the defining moment for me. Was wonderful undermined. Inspired me to listen to the book. They can grow over touched up by Napoleon hill. Have you heard of this is no such fantastic book was actually written in the thirties. And that book changed my life. You know it had to watch me on a crusade for about ten years of listening in this self help tapes. And are you going to seminars. And I bought with a doll down to what I call light key concepts. And I use those concepts to transform my life and the great thing is that anybody can use them to to create a better life for themselves. What do what do book club beginning of those concepts. Well one of the one of the primary things sister realized that he. That we look for the cause and effect world. In which we have immense personal power. And the power that we're able to exercise in our line if is directly related to our understanding of almost cause and effect. Aspects of life and for all throughout life. And also there's no law of attraction. The law of attractions release says if you get to which you think about. And there's actually I started this forty years ago but about ten years ago there was a movie on video that came out called the secret and you heard that. Sure yeah that was a big phenomenon. The phenomenon and it bit and it's a great illustration of how the mind works. And what I found him in life is the best way to program yourself for success is what can use of defamation. And an affirmation of the simply a case a statement. About what you want in life that security cabinet. And you say that over and over again and and this is our taps into that law of attraction and pretty soon you start to have things come your way new people in your life different. Intuition. Don't come your way and all of a sudden. What can be hole to move in that direction and that's really the fundamental. Way that I changed my life. So that you have to start taking ownership for your decision making and how you're gonna navigate the seal life how does. Taking that ownership change the dynamics of one's life. What would you want to take a 100% ownership you realize that there's no way out except. If you do. So we didn't know you're holding yourself accountable. For creating the kind of life you want. And when you realize that for the most part you know we're we're living a life based on the choices we made in the past. So we wanted to differ like we can make different choices and have a different different let's in the future. And I really like to spear your your listeners to my web site to pick up a free copy of the lecture concepts. Okay it's up and expand our net so that's and as of November I XL AND dot net. And it's under the about the book up. So just dump. You know talked to test will come out and you can print them out and concept if you're if you're able to implement them in your life will absolutely change your life. Every single time incredible. Our guest is Tom Mix that's and I acts the site nick slant and I ex LA indeed dot net we can go check out his his book to. The way when you're on the on the web site check out the video memorabilia Ford via news footage of the 1992 right. Amazing. And we were stuck right in the middle that riot and our company. Someone doesn't like where they are in their life. Worsen things that you can start to consider to start making the change. Well I think. One important thing to consider is that. You know you are where you are your fault or not. You are where you are and so that. You take the attitude that it doesn't matter where that matters weren't going. And start to look forward and that's the kind of attitude just this start stop pushing new. To do something about your circumstance and that's really number one how many people you know play the victim role in the blame game and in not a very debilitating. Because you're blaming everyone else when in reality. The only way out of this thing is on you. So I think are an important mind and of course you have to take it. And inventory what's going on in life what's good about it and what's not so good about it. I had a down. Tremendous. Personality. Difficulties to overcome I was very calm and chancellor. And huge mood swings I was had a horrible temper. And now was a binge drinker have been Jeter thirty pounds overweight. I drank ten cups of coffee a day you can see that personality type had a practical sort of sit at the time. Parent period are about to suicide. Matt and Greg. And I was able to use these concepts to resolve all of those difficulties in Newton did not happen overnight but it that it happened. Because of those kind of things are going to short circuit anyone's except for. So I had to get my my own house in order. Before. You know I don't before I could make significant progress. What I hear you mentioned specifically fear and and the acting out the comes along with our sees it the acting out come along with the your behavior is there it's rooted in fear to me. Arm and both times. I think people don't take action because they're afraid of having to take the action how did that fear in check if at all. Well I think that that's a big one and we all have their question is do you have the courage to walk through it. And I think part of the way to. You know to Korea tech Kyrgyz first of all to. Put the fear in perspective. And how how big a deal is this really. And is this something like a little world and worst fears came to fruition. And then times sometimes the fear is legitimate and you should not be doing it. You know and I mean. There's a purpose for fear that many times here is. Fear of the unknown fear failure fear card you're gonna look to someone else. Here because it's not in your comfort zone. Indeed a kind of fears are utility to overcome if you haven't taken mine and you create an affirmation number one. About the fact touched. That would we want to accomplish in life you've already accomplished. As it relates to that fear. You you have positive self talk you talk yourself tend to I can handle this I can handle more. Many people when they're afraid of something they go oh god I can't do that I can't do that well there. Shooting himself in afoot to go to watch yourself talks. And make sure you're thinking positive make sure you're thinking that you can do it. And that makes all the difference in the world so there is a way to. Managed fear and really when you what you start doing what you're afraid of enough. He becomes a comfort zone affair goes away. Now there are few bigger celebrities in the Seattle area that Pete Carroll and the Seahawks head coach. How has praised you for your business efforts and your Philanthropic work which has been a boost to the Los Angeles area surrounding neighborhoods do you know coach Carroll. I do I was on his board of directors for a better LA. For five years and now we have a better Seattle. And these organizations. Both. Committed to helping the community underserved communities and particular reducing gang violence. That's got to know peace through that process he's absolutely incredible individual it's got a book to win forever too great book. And actually he practices a lot of stuff that I'm talking about right now. Offer him on is some. Upon as a football team as well in his life that. It was a great experience and you know he he realize that our organization which was called mixed check cashing. You know we. We did tremendous things for the community and first of all we built this. Fabulous team of people and we. In what field important needs in a fair manner for millions of satisfied customers who have incredible. But we also did our part part. You know supporting workflow our community organizations. And now we have our own annual food drive feeding. 12100 families every Thanksgiving. Scholarship program that sort of thing. And I think if this is very important when you're in particular that you Internet you have to make money in business to stay. In business. But you also have to play or an important role in it in the communities you serve. So our philosophy was to go about business with a high level of integrity strong sense of fair play compassion and and being an integral part of the communities we serve. I'm sure you just picked up a few more readers buy him bringing impede chemical into the but the main thing. To find out more about Tom Mix and his book knicks plan you can visit nick slam dot net it's and I XL ENT dot net it's been a great morning. Tom thanks so much for joining us this secret under bill. Conversations is a public affairs program of the station's covered morning. They want to come see him I'm your host DNA Cruz thanks. Some time with us. Joining me in this segment is called David Walker who. Is executive coach to have fortune 500 CEO and also author of invent your future starting with your calling has no all. Well you have a great game. And it's you know all those sort back in house like. Football so let's just say ever Eddie called chiropractor who will be better after this him. Margaret right so Paul how about yourself. Well I've been doing at the coaching CEOs of fortune 500 that's right company or thirty years it started out around person. In the seven birdies. Where we took factories that would part of our conglomerate and in turn them around create positive outcomes. And during that process you know I've worked in VO I worked at aluminum artwork Campbell production I realized it was all about leadership. All of bow. I mean how what people though and what they do best. I. Started a practice. Out thirty years ago some partners. Should implement that at this. Highest levels is in corporate America. In the bottom line use it if you're leading. And it's not coming from your psychic so who you are your calling nice day in my book. It just doesn't work. In it doesn't ring true. You have to find out who you are. Then integrate that into you know your leadership of your business lives. Here's the hardest question is how do you find now what you're calling his. Prior Heidi Pratt. I mean you people go their entire life and I feel like sometimes they don't find their calling yeah a lot of people find it when their super young other people it seems is when you're you know in your teens see your thirties to your inner means so. How do you find it. We start firing me I. Can't. Argue gay what. You're calling is now why. The guitar player or props in order to see you know you're calling is your past your essential. Itself. And we columns in tune in to three. He energies. So what I do it you can do this on your own or read my book and Taylor. Is I have. My clients on the of their life stories starting when their earliest memory. Our. Minds. And memo. Chronological. And if you go through that there are times when you were like and happily in the zone and Greece thank you work. Right there. If you're calling your energy your percent of how you succeeded. It right there. And also. All about and life you know who blossomed in Russian speakers and a lot of times early sometimes. Later but. We develop fears and our options. On the things that heard. And so we. Build defense mechanisms that mute who we are that mute our actual. And as you recognize nose and some of those patterns are pretty deeply held. But they interfere with the when your natural gypsum and your natural calling. So what you have to do and what I clients who want practice being in the zone being in the peak performance high. Mindset that is both com and for. And then right now in practice it was between yesterday. Led ago. All those are certain beliefs and fears that a built up that mute them. That are just a shadow. Car. And you have to practice Bo you know one of my adventures it was a sports psychologist. They slow it. Good job was to teach police you know so. But of course there is no substitute. For practice. Practiced so tired it's in my practice letting. It. Yeah. And and I feel like the hardest part is identifying. Those things that keeping you back in those fears my correct. Yeah they're both hard. Both are now and saying you know sometimes you need someone like yourself to talk over and then kind of figuring out what is it you know. It's interesting when Mark Pryor said he recently. Well by letting go Volvo shares you know they've gotten me to where I am you know. What I beat you know what actually exceed its abrupt. They've gotten you to where you Lar. They won't you won't going to eat artery to elect. It. Hadn't. That troop it well it got to elect Garnett. What does summer John what are some fears that you see amongst the most common fears that that that's keeping them back. It all content on formal. Fighter flight. Rate regardless Sorkin was yesterday as a tiger partner partner partner. In. The road all kinds of but it is some kind of fear motivated. Instance that occurred in their. Generally CEOs and the B. Very competent sometimes. Too confident arrogant. And they use their personal power. He suppressed people and protect them so that's probably the most common in mine mark. And that. Protection mechanism their personal power can come with either fight or flight where they. Just don't ever call you back. Or they pull away from. And one of the things that have to work with them on. You know you became the Euro because you have a lot of you in this business. And you always those who. That everyone else on your team. Has the same skills and that's what our assumption. Because what happens. Is people on their team will do dumb things. In their mind. And they won't. Get angry and they go to our four part and you know the person's like under the best I can hear. So to get angry that a coach. It. And also they won't give assignments to people. Assuming. Projecting their own abilities armies people piping that. They can do it consistent this. They don't take it time to check into what do they really you know. And incompetent in we have all the skills they need. To accomplish. So in my marketed that generally the case. People other people you know have things like they are afraid to fail. Rate of success and some people are afraid of success. They are why. Well it's a long story but generally it. You know Lamotte. You know to. To be great. Somewhere in their childhood they were told. By someone important. That there was something wrong what you or it was imply. There was something wrong. Once they have that in. Ago or not you know it. Mean even myself you know I. I'm from England originally came over here. When are we bury her child of the per Euro. Well rob it didn't go so elementary school yard. Coroner blazer and tie. The New York should elementary school. With an English accent before The Beatles so. Yeah. So I mean I've got myself in arbor art books or studios. You know I have my moments. Cheese to a minor child these people how to run as some. And of course I've worked with myself with people like myself it was meant certain corrections and I just let ormat immediately. And but most people if you haven't done the work that out. Overwhelms. Your state of Murray. Dominates your state of mind and it disable you. And to her I totally agree. I'm in your guy named all up all this that you're telling me basically in your book invent your future correct. Yes. And and it's very practical book you go to chapter by chapter exercises that. Home. And there's even. A site where you can lean into him and start. Chat with me or other people who reading okay what's that web site. If it is. Invent your future. But. Nice easy number. And it you know in the book you know there's links on that about web site. Nouri well you also have a spiritual side I am I was reading in you have poetry books. So that's coming movie about several click. Well my mother sent and we were or. Prospers and my father's side are in the we're entrepreneurs on the fifth generation okay. And when I went to school way out with my father's business that featured him. English literature philosophy. And ID. Became editor of the art magazine that didn't happen. And are created and so we are integral part of the group. Magazine that it had poetry. Here. I just have this you don't want to remind guests is inside of this. Deep. In side. He had a recognition I can see who people are. And see how the present moment or extend into the future and if I didn't write about in a very concise Orman poetry so very. It would affect him. Saint Martin had touched her and from the corporate boxer forma. Expression that might not be. Something that every every person would enjoy about it I don't expressed some. Constraint. And so I write these reports record of money. It's your outlet you create great outlet in its birth. So important. So important in her own record remembers how could people get their hands on your book and that your futures starting with your calling. It's available on Amazon like correct. Available on Amazon iBooks. On that you can go to my web site and all of the books. Which is genius stone dot com. They are you concede my work and all the books and Everett or a written a book called unleashing genius which is so should look to wanna work with me you can ease. And only or David Walker. He knew zone. Thank you all think it's time talking and. Thank you kind of enjoyed it out today have a great day. Conversations the public affairs program on this. Plugged receipts and I'm your host Steve accrues to. I talked to Jennifer let it VP of marketing at the collection Jennifer are you know I'm good things are taken a time talking to me really I am a am really happy talk to you because I love those and hasn't gone for. Yeah well. TU because it's. Sale now for the spring 2016. Standout style runway show at the collections happening April 23. On time out a little bit about that I try to make it to the last when you guys had an aide did it but this actually for it on a good cause so. Tapping April tweet there at what time and where exactly. In doubt. Shirt so it's at 9 AM apps in Akron W square and it's state ticketed event heeded ticket demand for the show and it's before we open and then the great news about it right after the shocking is something like on the runway at the stores are open their four UN and I you're ready to count us out. But you know every time we get fashions are like this we donate 100% of the tickets as failed to. And organization and does this year. We're donating that money to east had baby corner and arms we're real excited about that partnership with what we're doing for this spring. Com will be talking to ease IP corner a little later increased yeah we cannot. You talk about that I'm Tommy tell me about the fashion show what exactly (%expletive) are we gonna be seen you know going down the runway. Sure we know are we have our especially this year has been at a terrible and it's a it's sort of bad breath of fresh air and spring you even though closed can start coming out urged. It's really hard again it inspired by am aware of what the weather's doing especially with you know operated everything sadistic kind of a chance that shows some fresh bashing coming immigrant way and so we're gonna have eight different trends that we focus time and we have what's called I'd look buckets we really however I mean we just sexy shot for the looked broken some wonderful fashions coming out and settle with the book book and additionally if the eight different trans when it's caught the cold shoulder. And that is the idea that he'll seek had to have additional or whether it's off the shall older or how to value of peace and cute things where. He can show little in bay you're now appearing to match and it really feels fresh for spreading. Also the white shirt which often comes back at this time a year really taken a big trend likely teacher now all the public awaits. Chris. Sure it becomes an all different kinds structures. In they really bring respect panic Christmas to this season that you can Wear it in. By two different. Weighs whether it's like it in one case their look book or showing it as an actual draft but it's made out of that shooting material that really. What eight cleaned. You know real threat to. Since he announced it has those those are coming back again and making big statements that trust of course is coming in for spring here. Killing those really great to trust colors. I'm and that can be an effort and people like we're showing it as well the color pop a deterrent effort and people. What we'd like to do was inspire people to pick on a piece of the trans. That's not tell people necessarily what they have to where it's really about being inspired that something may see in the red wing going I could pick that necklace that or. You know I like this idea and making of their around it has really should be apparently. Make you feel good totally I'm the pitchers is one of those three you can go Ali and picnic. Or you can achieve the opposite yeah and then we've got California dream in which are always kind of comes that every year it's certain that. Host seventies by a bit and that's one of those three wanna be carefully don't go. You know. Too overboard you make your due on the cart and may I am. But there's a little bit of that you know cool girl pride in it there's some print that comes with that system and textures. There's certainly some willingness that comes with that statement and other items that. It's have it to really country and the people can again take a little bit in in an added in the wardrobe. Pajama party which is where that where both the chairman and CEO I'm lingerie it really is kind of where can that is where a laundry for daytime. And you do that and I'll look like particular camp kind of thing you lose can't we showed it in our look put in a couple different ways. And then I straight always stay in and usually it's kind of that's nautical feel we went more aware a rumpled scrapes and really showing him in different ways in terms of. He can strike choose those are really hiring now or you mean just that there's some wonderful straight dresses they're Green Party conscious as Intermec that reassuring. Ruffles are in this kind of differently pelicans Tran is kind of a combination of Victoria and as well as the plumbing code kind of guy that we we went down more than make a ruffled. Vibe with that and really great sleeves that. Shall have to trend. And then modern vantage and advantages. I'll have been sort of refer to it began to girl in in some of the 2000 at this. Eclectic combination he might you know did that this system and his bold enough to combine. Tax where it. Maybe if floral skirt and rate out with a wonderful approach on that's how we showed it and it's this and sort of this combination looking like Q have a modern twist on an advantage looked. What how uninspired just listening to him. As let us vote. Of the things Gergen he shined on the runway and again we try to really make sure that we. Are showing a threat as things from all the different stores that people feel included in the in the picture and an inspired to figure out what might work for them. So Tom I know there's a bunch of stories I love over at Bellevue on our are you even all the stores like how to how do you pick which store. You know live and this is that some of the stories and the actually just have a and corporate policy that they don't ever show their clothes on models without. You'll see a combination storage you know really white prep the stretch but it's not a restore this is just and something that. And happens in the industry with brands that connect thanks have a little ecstatic as we have quite the Brett. And of which stars are gonna be in in in again I think people. There should be something for everybody and it's pressure. On it you were talking about the look book how to we get our hands on look but is that something that comes when you buy a ticket or. It'll look at a Texas something we make available we actually put it into our Cadillac that we mile. Ready for the season hits at the end of march really it's actually sure it's early April and then we'll also have the book book which is a separate peace with in the Cadillac. Pulled out and you can receive that Aaron. Anywhere about these square worthy frames are and we. What we outrage Ager in the amount of April it had these frames that that are. These street boxes they show the different trends in to help people out you know for the month of action. And so on all of those we'll have public but the present and then our web site. They'll also have a foot putt that you can actually to actually get through prefer to see apparently. I like physical copies right now I don't hear it straight right here at a little square PC is a person carry real I would definitely wanna see the look but that's that your on the so the tickets are forty bucks is that correct Kerry in an like you said it will be going to the east side BD cornered him on how our house the seeding is a first come preserve our. It is it's. It is something that you'll want to if you purchase the techie wanna be your little early to get can't even admitted to get seated we serve breakfast and they agree practice that we have with that they and. That goes with that as well as again it's Friday and some special items like from the stores Sanyo to get attend our about it. Collection gift certificate with that Latin can start your spring. Ran off with a little gift. On and how long is itself it's usually about forty minutes forty minutes to be an hour I know I I had. You know it's interesting. And most shadows in like new York and a tank and I think are much shorter. I forensic accommodation. That fashion and an entertainment components that we like to make sure shows are longer and and that we ought to release the wide breath to clothing they're really kind of is very different large brought our audience. And then shops opened up EM MI correct they actually open up at 930 that the show will go a little bit and opening in the hand and then the asterisk will be better than when that shows that he. Jennifer about receive up on taciturn and didn't and that's going to be inspired and just apple way. Well thanks so much can you tell everyone once again where they can get those tickets and more information on the fashion show. Sure if they want to get to our web site and they can get this spring fashion dot LD collections are content and they can protest tickets there. There again just quickly it's spring fashion that by the collection dot com. And Connecticut has seating is limited so and they sellout cracked there's something about 200 seats for the show host and they want to make sure the ski tickets. I race so a proceeds for the runway show at the Bellevue collection will be going nanny a portion actually a 100% of the proceeds will be going to east side beat corner. And to talk a little bit about each side be corner is Renee Zimmerman of the executive director there hibernate. Hi good morning thank you for having me on how things are taking the time talking to me. Until about I have no clue what he's side B corner is so talked to me about that too. BB corner is a nonprofit fans here that has been around for 26 years how can we have a standard astounded at turning caring red line. And Cuban nurse practitioner. And in practice she noticed that too many babies were going home from the hospital without their staff the necessary staff that these. Gambling is needed for healthy start for these kids so. He decided to do something about it and not complain about it but do something about it and that which she did was she rallied. The community behind the cotton and together they work to create this thriving organization that is ground different hearings kitchen table. Into an operation that is helping nearly 700 kids a week. How old now and don't call east side baby quarter now. Yes the colleague he's my baby corner or EBC and how we. Refer to a CDC. And it makes sense. Of what we do you can look cute is we'd hate what the community. Give out whether it's money order out. You know like clothing that their children have outgrown or strollers that and they about ground. And then we hate that we take the money to purchase those essential goods like car seats. I am food and formula and diapers and then we give them out of the kids living in poverty or crisis. And we do this through working with social workers teachers and nurses through over a 170. Programs and sites. Under fifty program agencies Blake hoped link many of your listeners are probably familiar with them Mark White a BCA friends of used. Or local food banks hospitals and early head start program won't. And then upon those partner in order of what items they need. For the family is that there working let and then they we have an already for them end of the week later for them to pick up. And that's a pretty pretty. Fascinating proud past and are able to make a huge impact in our community. Who beat you sleep for them to do that is to go online to baby corner not allergic. And we have a link they aired that says what items we donate and where to drop them off we do you have. To off site units in red then that the Mary marsh storage unit and Redmond. Forget what that ad read waste storage unit and then we have when an infant core hi Lindsay and then of course here at each site baby corner where located an Issaquah with the times and locations are located on our web. Right nice of course those things they are tax deductible right there are tax write off. I know at. Well lately and it's a great way to recycle and it's a great way to get clean people's houses in closets out and the Bellevue connection is that Bellevue is one of our who is our number one area that we serve and and so it's good. Great partnership and did the money that. Raised is this really great event it. You'd think they'd be cornered gives the kids and our local area would be needed. Everybody else who wants to buy tickets are still available through fashions on film collections dot com and conversations is a public affairs program a disease.