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April 12, 2022

Milestones vs. A Finish

Milestones vs. A Finish

In this episode of The Entrepreneur’s Trip, X.T.C. look at Milestones vs. Finish Line. When it comes to starting and running your business, you may use milestones to measure your progress along your entrepreneurial journey. What’s your destination? How do you plan to get there? Who will take the journey with you? When do you plan to get there? We take a stroll down memory lane using the origins of this podcast as an example of how to track your entrepreneurial milestones, trend how well you are doing on the journey, and whether you have made it across the finish line. While the milestones may help you move towards your goals, they can also alter what your finish line looks like. So is your initial finish line, really THE finish line? Or, is the finish line you cross serving to end one chapter, only to start another? Listen to the episode and share with us your entrepreneurial experiences with milestones vs. the finish line.

Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:01.159 --> 00:00:10.320 Welcome to the entrepreneurs trip podcast with ext I'm Showanda, I'm tristed and I'm 2 00:00:10.400 --> 00:00:16.960 Chris. It's an entrepreneur starting or growing your business. You may have a 3 00:00:17.079 --> 00:00:22.000 destination, but the journey getting there and be it's right. We want to 4 00:00:22.000 --> 00:00:27.120 be your travel companions and inject a dust of fixtc as we explore real life 5 00:00:27.120 --> 00:00:34.320 conversations about navigating the world entrepreneurship in the US and the Caribbean. Take this 6 00:00:34.439 --> 00:00:43.119 trip with us, and welcome to another episode of the Entrepreneur Trips, which 7 00:00:43.119 --> 00:00:49.920 your favorite entrepreneurs. We have Silanda. Yeah, this is horrible time and 8 00:00:49.960 --> 00:00:56.479 we're not going to do that. And this is Tristan and this is Chris. 9 00:00:56.520 --> 00:00:59.079 All right, guys. So I just want to I want you guys 10 00:00:59.079 --> 00:01:04.519 to see this with today's discussion is about is milestones versus finishes, and I 11 00:01:04.599 --> 00:01:08.239 want you guys some park. That is our first milestone. Look at how 12 00:01:08.319 --> 00:01:11.640 we weren't quiet insane, and that's because we didn't plan for it. I'm 13 00:01:11.680 --> 00:01:15.439 gonna show you how it is that we're going to finish, because at the 14 00:01:15.519 --> 00:01:17.959 end of this episode it's going to be crazy. You're not even going to 15 00:01:18.040 --> 00:01:19.799 know that it just happens gonna be like, let me roll back to the 16 00:01:19.840 --> 00:01:26.400 beginning to double check that milestone, because with some milestones in life you end 17 00:01:26.480 --> 00:01:32.120 up having to look back for all right. So a milestone, according to 18 00:01:32.480 --> 00:01:36.159 I don't want to say web store or whichever dictionary, Google, wherever you 19 00:01:36.159 --> 00:01:38.959 want to look it up, very literal a milestone is a rock that you 20 00:01:40.000 --> 00:01:42.359 play on the side of the road that marks the miles. Why does this 21 00:01:42.519 --> 00:01:48.879 make sense? Because it's a milestone. What do you use milestones for? 22 00:01:49.840 --> 00:01:53.519 To measure your journey along the way. So that's exactly what it is that 23 00:01:53.560 --> 00:01:57.519 we're going to talk about. So I'm also unfortunately, most of the times 24 00:01:57.519 --> 00:02:01.359 when you start something or long we're about to embarking an endeavor, the first 25 00:02:01.439 --> 00:02:05.799 question we get asked, the first thing in here is like so, what 26 00:02:05.840 --> 00:02:12.479 do you want to do? And everybody's responsive. I don't know. So 27 00:02:13.039 --> 00:02:16.039 if you don't know what it is you want to do, then what is 28 00:02:16.080 --> 00:02:23.120 it we're doing? And then like we're going to start a business. Okay, 29 00:02:23.120 --> 00:02:31.520 so business to and where it is? We need milestones. All right. 30 00:02:31.599 --> 00:02:36.800 So what our milestones and what I want to talk to you about milestones 31 00:02:36.879 --> 00:02:39.840 is that the milestones are going to be our goals and which we will accomplish. 32 00:02:39.919 --> 00:02:44.280 Whatever it is. Our objectives are right. So now we're going to 33 00:02:44.280 --> 00:02:49.560 look at it. We want to start a business and that's our finish and 34 00:02:49.599 --> 00:02:52.280 what we're going to do is look at the goals that we need to accomplish 35 00:02:52.319 --> 00:02:54.639 to up start this business. So we talked about with Sammy. I think 36 00:02:54.639 --> 00:02:59.199 we mentioned like business plans and all these different things. Yeah, I, 37 00:02:59.439 --> 00:03:01.520 Yaa, I not. That's just to give you some one of the context, 38 00:03:01.520 --> 00:03:06.439 because I'm not going to be extremely literal about this. Right. What 39 00:03:06.520 --> 00:03:08.120 I'm going to do is Kip to my brother and my sister. I we're 40 00:03:08.159 --> 00:03:12.680 going to talk about some of the muscles that we had in place when we 41 00:03:12.840 --> 00:03:17.080 started to talk about the entrepreneurship and where it is and where we at now. 42 00:03:17.439 --> 00:03:22.759 Right. So one of the things that helps people figure this thing out 43 00:03:22.960 --> 00:03:29.560 is we got to start writing things down. So context is, she lana, 44 00:03:30.919 --> 00:03:35.800 it was a November, mid November in the morning. We met to 45 00:03:35.840 --> 00:03:39.919 talk about Linkedin and you said, I got a brother from another month papers 46 00:03:40.240 --> 00:03:44.319 and I think you should meet it now. I just want to put this, 47 00:03:44.479 --> 00:03:49.039 just just put innocent in perspective, because this is November of and look 48 00:03:49.039 --> 00:03:51.719 at the long lakes. This is how bad I gotta like try and jog 49 00:03:51.800 --> 00:03:57.400 my memory. November only two thousand and twenty one. November, two thousand 50 00:03:57.439 --> 00:04:03.960 and twenty one. We're meeting Ab, we having coffee, we're outside enjoining 51 00:04:04.000 --> 00:04:09.319 the breeze. Two chickens came by, as done a Busto. We're just 52 00:04:09.400 --> 00:04:14.479 paying and so ill that I got a brother from another mother I need you 53 00:04:14.599 --> 00:04:17.800 to meet and he does video and I was out. WHO. Okay, 54 00:04:18.319 --> 00:04:25.199 I think. I think it's kind of cool. Milestone one, Shlana says, 55 00:04:26.360 --> 00:04:30.319 but we got to work on this linkedin profile first. F Shit. 56 00:04:32.199 --> 00:04:34.680 So we're going to work on a profile picture, going to work on this, 57 00:04:34.800 --> 00:04:36.879 we're going to work on this, you're going to work on I love 58 00:04:38.000 --> 00:04:44.920 interested, but it was a hot man. Look kind of good right, 59 00:04:46.079 --> 00:04:51.079 not even kind is looking great, and it's thanks to you visit. We 60 00:04:51.199 --> 00:04:57.199 talked about friends, networks, networking. When you find people that's good at 61 00:04:57.279 --> 00:05:02.920 something that they love and they enjoy doing, let them do it. All 62 00:05:03.000 --> 00:05:05.079 right. So if you go back and you look at my linkedin page, 63 00:05:05.079 --> 00:05:09.079 you'll see how crazy, I don't want to say, it look. It 64 00:05:09.199 --> 00:05:13.959 was pretty blind Shalana really helped me boost that page, really helped me pulled 65 00:05:14.000 --> 00:05:18.319 it together. So I got milestone number one, which at that point in 66 00:05:18.439 --> 00:05:21.519 time I would have never looked at as a mouse. So Shalina was like 67 00:05:21.560 --> 00:05:27.920 we're going to get this right, because image is everything, so I need 68 00:05:28.040 --> 00:05:30.199 to look right. Before I met my brother Chris. All right, a 69 00:05:30.279 --> 00:05:33.560 couple weeks later, now, even a couple weeks, because Shalana is nuts, 70 00:05:33.639 --> 00:05:38.399 like she gives you these tasks to do, but we were complete in 71 00:05:38.480 --> 00:05:42.120 them weekly, like in four weeks, and I think in two to three 72 00:05:42.160 --> 00:05:44.959 weeks my linkol was up and it wasn't just up, but I had like 73 00:05:45.040 --> 00:05:47.839 a five star Linkedin. Linkedin. Message me back like your profiles amazing. 74 00:05:48.759 --> 00:05:54.439 You're wanting to be a last night not success in York. Credit to my 75 00:05:54.560 --> 00:06:05.040 sister. I'm intense. I said just hit or if you need a good 76 00:06:05.120 --> 00:06:09.720 profile. I'm telling you, no, no joke, like that's here. 77 00:06:10.560 --> 00:06:15.199 So after we hit the Linkedin, that was milestone one that I didn't even 78 00:06:15.279 --> 00:06:19.439 know was a milestone. Did the Linkedin page, got everything up a running 79 00:06:19.959 --> 00:06:25.000 perfect about maybe two weeks later I met with Chris. It was just like 80 00:06:25.079 --> 00:06:30.319 Oh hey, this is Chris Tristan. We connected a week after that. 81 00:06:30.480 --> 00:06:47.519 We I don't know who is the idiot with this bright idea, selfdisclosure, 82 00:06:47.800 --> 00:07:00.439 right, right, exactly. Ye, we're good enough to call each other. 83 00:07:00.480 --> 00:07:03.399 They don't worry about it. That's all. So now we're like, 84 00:07:03.639 --> 00:07:08.920 Oh, wait, we're entrepreneurs and and you want to do what now? 85 00:07:09.040 --> 00:07:14.480 This got to be maybe the last week in November. God help us. 86 00:07:14.600 --> 00:07:19.240 We had December, we had January. By January it had to be after 87 00:07:19.360 --> 00:07:23.439 Christmas, around after Christmas. We said, Oh, we're going to have 88 00:07:23.560 --> 00:07:28.240 a website, we're going to do a website. Okay, I know about 89 00:07:28.279 --> 00:07:39.040 it videos. I'm going out now, your last week in November. That 90 00:07:39.199 --> 00:07:42.199 gives you about two weeks in December, because now you have made the summer. 91 00:07:42.480 --> 00:07:46.319 Right. What's happening? We right kind of do a podcast about three 92 00:07:46.399 --> 00:07:51.120 weeks. Yea. As an entrepreneur, those days didn't even matter to us. 93 00:07:51.160 --> 00:07:57.600 We were straight grenching right, like it's like the family got gifts. 94 00:07:57.639 --> 00:08:01.199 They can look at them. Exactly. Here's my idea from the pod. 95 00:08:03.959 --> 00:08:05.920 So was I a guy and this, this is what we're going to do. 96 00:08:07.560 --> 00:08:11.399 All right, that's that seems like a lot. And the Shelana hits 97 00:08:11.439 --> 00:08:16.279 us with, with the real stuff. She, Lana, organizers this wholest 98 00:08:16.759 --> 00:08:20.600 with deadlines and everything. Again, I look, how funny. Like, 99 00:08:20.879 --> 00:08:28.839 Yep, Microsoft, they need to start sponsor all the colder she shalin does. 100 00:08:28.920 --> 00:08:35.279 Your person here. Who did what? Who Does what? Yep, 101 00:08:35.519 --> 00:08:39.639 when they'll be done? When they'll be in? You know, it's bad. 102 00:08:39.720 --> 00:08:43.600 I want to call it crazy, because she definitely is crazy, because 103 00:08:43.679 --> 00:08:48.480 it's bad when you organize something, put together a team, list, come 104 00:08:48.600 --> 00:08:52.279 up with questions and then you're answering your own questions. If it was talking, 105 00:08:52.360 --> 00:08:56.759 I would have been very concerned. If it was talking, I would 106 00:08:56.759 --> 00:09:00.480 have been very concerned, because now she's asking and answer. But it only 107 00:09:00.559 --> 00:09:03.399 works if you're talking. So I won't all them. D create. It's 108 00:09:03.480 --> 00:09:09.720 Christmas. Create and next thing on the way. Okay, so these are 109 00:09:09.759 --> 00:09:15.480 objectives, milestone to we're going to do websites, we're going to blog. 110 00:09:16.279 --> 00:09:20.240 What? What else was there? We're going to do video, social media 111 00:09:20.320 --> 00:09:24.240 band credit. We have to give credit, because, I mean people see 112 00:09:24.399 --> 00:09:28.960 in here, the three of us, but we assembled a really strong team 113 00:09:28.039 --> 00:09:33.279 behind us. Yes, Yep, yeah, we have our social media person, 114 00:09:33.519 --> 00:09:37.720 we have our website person. So it's not just you must yeah, 115 00:09:37.840 --> 00:09:41.639 it's not just us to everything. Yeah, Naddy has our girl, Yep, 116 00:09:43.000 --> 00:09:46.639 practice and social media. Tristan got a bunch of D's that work with 117 00:09:46.799 --> 00:10:20.600 him. So it's do you know? I D everybody. Okay, so 118 00:10:20.759 --> 00:10:22.840 that's it. You can't work for me or with me. Gran doesn't have 119 00:10:22.879 --> 00:10:28.440 a D right. So you guys together. That was our second set. 120 00:10:28.480 --> 00:10:33.960 A month. We did we act. Yeah, you all out of eye 121 00:10:35.080 --> 00:10:46.240 to where. Timing an opportunity, guys. It took that time, any 122 00:10:46.360 --> 00:10:52.000 November, and opportunity to be clazy. So, but then we did the 123 00:10:52.080 --> 00:10:56.840 website. We did everything. I'm not everything, but we started the plan 124 00:10:56.960 --> 00:11:01.559 from the website. We started plan, plan, plan, and that became. 125 00:11:01.799 --> 00:11:07.559 Then we came out with a rough outline for the website. The website 126 00:11:07.639 --> 00:11:09.120 gave us hell. I'll be the first person to tell you that. The 127 00:11:09.200 --> 00:11:13.480 website gave us hell. We created the shell. We had what it is 128 00:11:13.559 --> 00:11:16.759 we thought and we wanted until we got there. And here is the kicker, 129 00:11:18.440 --> 00:11:20.480 as the word is. I want you guys to pay Real, real 130 00:11:20.559 --> 00:11:28.480 close attention your milestones. Although they help you get to a finish, they 131 00:11:28.559 --> 00:11:35.679 can alter what the finish looks like. They can alter what the finish looks 132 00:11:35.720 --> 00:11:39.039 like, because what we have is a concept of what we want. What 133 00:11:39.240 --> 00:11:43.000 we have is what it looks like. What we have is what it is 134 00:11:43.080 --> 00:11:46.200 that we want, what we feel like we want. When you start to 135 00:11:46.279 --> 00:11:52.679 accomplish these goal start to meet these mindstones along the way, then you start 136 00:11:52.759 --> 00:11:58.360 to realize, hey, maybe I don't need that, maybe I don't want 137 00:11:58.480 --> 00:12:01.360 that, maybe this would work better. But you know what, I was 138 00:12:01.440 --> 00:12:07.000 on a trip to Dominica or to Puerto Rico. Maybe I need to stop 139 00:12:07.080 --> 00:12:11.559 in the Virgin Isla's first. You see what I'm saying. So these milestones 140 00:12:11.639 --> 00:12:18.440 could help you expand, I don't want to say necessarily to that finish line, 141 00:12:18.559 --> 00:12:24.200 but to a finish line. So let's keep that in in Panam. 142 00:12:24.159 --> 00:12:28.039 So from the website we moved on. And what else do we say we 143 00:12:28.120 --> 00:12:31.000 wanted to do after the website? Then became the blogs, making sure that 144 00:12:31.080 --> 00:12:35.759 the blocks came out. We spoke about Youtube and how we're going to do 145 00:12:35.879 --> 00:12:39.919 youtube. So now the entrepreneurs trip is a finish line. This is what 146 00:12:41.039 --> 00:12:43.679 it is we said we were going to do. I'm not even going to 147 00:12:43.720 --> 00:12:48.039 say we cross that finish line. We started that race. We started at 148 00:12:48.480 --> 00:12:52.559 K we had the trainer, trainer, Salana. We brought Christ and as 149 00:12:52.559 --> 00:12:56.679 our specialist, you know, making sure that we can spend some me time 150 00:12:56.799 --> 00:13:03.559 with ourselves, because these trips get Yay, want to hit that burnout. 151 00:13:03.919 --> 00:13:07.480 I got that right. Yeah, say, yes, the same church. 152 00:13:07.639 --> 00:13:16.679 Amen. Do So. So now, actually, you know when we started. 153 00:13:16.399 --> 00:13:20.360 When we started, though, Tristan, I think in retrospect, as 154 00:13:20.399 --> 00:13:24.919 you going through the milestone, I think when we when we initially started, 155 00:13:26.519 --> 00:13:31.679 our focus was we're Gosh, HMM, right, we're going to launch. 156 00:13:31.480 --> 00:13:37.600 And so as we started bringing these different platforms, launching these different platforms. 157 00:13:37.320 --> 00:13:43.159 Yeah, the the milestone shifted to okay, now that we've launched, how 158 00:13:43.279 --> 00:13:46.679 can we be consistent? Yep, and how can we make sure that what 159 00:13:46.840 --> 00:13:50.600 we're doing gets out to the people who need to hear it or would find 160 00:13:50.759 --> 00:13:56.679 value and what we're doing? Yep, Uh Huh. Again, a hundred 161 00:13:56.720 --> 00:14:01.919 percent agree. Milestones. Altering our finish school. Yeah, and that's what 162 00:14:01.960 --> 00:14:05.559 it is, and maybe not even I only say that you know, our 163 00:14:05.679 --> 00:14:09.919 finish goal because we would have completed some from along the way, but also 164 00:14:09.039 --> 00:14:13.440 contributing to the sort of new goals, actually to a new finish, because 165 00:14:13.559 --> 00:14:18.720 now we are a podcast. You know, we're out there on the spotify 166 00:14:18.879 --> 00:14:22.799 is. You could find us on Youtube, and that's where always going with 167 00:14:22.879 --> 00:14:26.639 this story. Chris then turns around. I was like, you know, 168 00:14:26.720 --> 00:14:30.840 we need a youtube channel because I got us. And if you think Shlano's 169 00:14:31.000 --> 00:14:35.240 crazy about categorizing stuff and everything, I like, you know, Chris, 170 00:14:35.360 --> 00:14:37.799 I would do to Youtube. I'm feeling at youtube. It's going to be 171 00:14:37.840 --> 00:14:41.279 same, but we hit the video, we just pop it up. Nah, 172 00:14:43.120 --> 00:14:45.480 new outline. Chris is like, look, I looked at this thing. 173 00:14:45.600 --> 00:14:48.000 It's called captivate. We're going to hit captivate. We're going to do 174 00:14:48.159 --> 00:14:54.279 this. Now everything plugs into the site. Everything now becomes one whole, 175 00:14:54.519 --> 00:15:01.000 unified. Oh My da. So now we go back and I'm looking at 176 00:15:01.080 --> 00:15:05.159 the stuff and I'm like, okay, way, so we just had those. 177 00:15:05.200 --> 00:15:07.720 We wanted to add youtube to the website. Want to do this, 178 00:15:07.679 --> 00:15:13.559 and here do things. Now tools, and now we're learning these thols, 179 00:15:13.559 --> 00:15:20.639 because now now that's a new goal. But these goals got sub so now 180 00:15:20.759 --> 00:15:22.320 we just don't get these programs and it's like, oh well, you know 181 00:15:22.399 --> 00:15:26.519 what, Chris mentioned us and we work. Now it's Chris mentioned us that 182 00:15:26.559 --> 00:15:30.879 we gotta learn. So now we're learning to accomplish these minor milestones. So 183 00:15:31.000 --> 00:15:35.320 now you were hitting milestones. NOW WHERE QUARTER MOUSE? Don't you like me? 184 00:15:35.399 --> 00:15:37.360 I just walk the mall in the corner. Where that? But Oh 185 00:15:37.440 --> 00:15:41.480 wait, that just tripped me up. All right, so we keep going 186 00:15:41.519 --> 00:15:43.879 all way. There's the speed bump at the half of my we're from the 187 00:15:43.919 --> 00:15:48.080 island script. So what happened is that no street got names. Really and 188 00:15:48.120 --> 00:15:50.360 truly we're working on that. So we, like you want wellmling ce, 189 00:15:50.559 --> 00:15:54.200 cocon on tree. If you see the coconut tree on what to speed bump 190 00:15:54.279 --> 00:15:58.200 stone, don't. If you reach it, Tord, you gone to four. 191 00:16:00.600 --> 00:16:03.600 These are O my school, not lan marks, our muscle. See, 192 00:16:03.039 --> 00:16:06.480 just just a culture out. That's what's happening. So now we possible 193 00:16:06.600 --> 00:16:08.879 about you. I was just just a crick culture of things. So living 194 00:16:10.039 --> 00:16:14.360 or Lando, where everybody's transient, people actually say street names and stuff. 195 00:16:15.120 --> 00:16:18.039 Now that I'm back up in Massachusetts, it's very much like that. That 196 00:16:18.159 --> 00:16:22.759 like small like where everybody is from there. It's like, if you're going 197 00:16:22.840 --> 00:16:25.039 to go down two lights, are going to hit a Dunkin donuts. If 198 00:16:25.080 --> 00:16:29.799 you hit the church you've gount to fire, you're gonna pull her after it. 199 00:16:30.960 --> 00:16:34.879 Yeah, you always got that. So different ways of naming miles down 200 00:16:34.919 --> 00:16:38.200 to steer, but that's what it is. So, as I can know, 201 00:16:38.360 --> 00:16:41.600 the one thing we would never tell you, and if we never tell 202 00:16:41.639 --> 00:16:44.519 you, if you've done this, you've gone too far. If you done 203 00:16:44.639 --> 00:16:48.960 that, it's an experience. That is it's an experience. So now we've 204 00:16:49.000 --> 00:16:55.360 got the website, now we got everything coming together. We hit burn out. 205 00:16:56.840 --> 00:17:00.919 We hit burnout. Where was it, Chris Shalana, I think it 206 00:17:00.120 --> 00:17:07.359 was maybe about February. It's about February, something like that. All right, 207 00:17:07.720 --> 00:17:12.119 yeah, I think a February. So it's goodness. This is we 208 00:17:12.240 --> 00:17:15.880 had end of November. Let's come of December as a one whole month, 209 00:17:18.279 --> 00:17:22.759 January as a whole month, and we're creeping on the end of February. 210 00:17:22.200 --> 00:17:27.759 In three months we've hit burn up. In three months we've hit burnout. 211 00:17:29.079 --> 00:17:33.240 We've met just about every week, planning in between the weeks, texts, 212 00:17:33.400 --> 00:17:38.400 calling family. This is this is what you do when you form a company 213 00:17:38.480 --> 00:17:45.440 with the people you love. This is family. We go through everything together. 214 00:17:45.559 --> 00:17:49.400 If SLANDA's in the bathroom and she gets hit with the idea and I'm 215 00:17:49.480 --> 00:17:52.799 in the bathroom on the toilet. You hear from Chris. Hey, Tristan, 216 00:17:52.880 --> 00:17:57.200 you do you think we should post right now? Mis Lana is like, 217 00:17:57.480 --> 00:18:06.200 I'm going to shower, guys, but I'm tell you, we're going 218 00:18:06.240 --> 00:18:12.279 to start posting out of Tuesdays again, and this this is what it takes. 219 00:18:12.319 --> 00:18:15.440 This is this is what it is that we're doing. So now we're 220 00:18:15.480 --> 00:18:19.400 back and we're hitting this smile phone in three, three months, just about 221 00:18:19.519 --> 00:18:22.920 roughly three months, we hit burnout. We got to work through it. 222 00:18:25.319 --> 00:18:29.720 We call, we check up on each other. We definitely check up on 223 00:18:29.839 --> 00:18:33.279 each other. And again, we check up on each other because, as 224 00:18:33.319 --> 00:18:38.720 an entrepreneur, you're not going through this at all. Go ahead, can 225 00:18:38.759 --> 00:18:45.640 I be a little real and let me tell you something. Sores, the 226 00:18:45.839 --> 00:18:48.480 end of February, I are ready to strungle just CEMAS, as much as 227 00:18:48.519 --> 00:19:00.400 I love him. But you know what the thing is is that I think 228 00:19:00.680 --> 00:19:07.799 what is great about our family or collaboration and our level of commitment to what 229 00:19:07.960 --> 00:19:12.319 it is that we started doing is that one of the things that we agree 230 00:19:12.440 --> 00:19:18.359 to do with each other was to be real right, to let each other 231 00:19:18.480 --> 00:19:25.559 know when okay I'm not feeling a hundred percent, or if we feel somebody's 232 00:19:25.640 --> 00:19:29.559 not giving a hundred percent that we're going to be their accountability coach in a 233 00:19:30.079 --> 00:19:33.680 loving and supportive way. Yep, and I think that that's important because, 234 00:19:34.559 --> 00:19:38.519 you know, we all come with different personalities. Yes, you know, 235 00:19:38.640 --> 00:19:44.880 they say I'm intense when I'm working and I know that that can turn some 236 00:19:45.000 --> 00:19:48.160 people off. Not Everybody can work with me ever said that. You know, 237 00:19:48.799 --> 00:19:52.720 be Real, I'm not for everybody. I'm not for everybody. I 238 00:19:52.839 --> 00:19:56.799 have very high standards. I expect certain level of quality and if I can't 239 00:19:56.880 --> 00:20:00.640 get it, I'm going to keep pushing until we get it right. But 240 00:20:00.759 --> 00:20:04.440 the good thing is I'm working with two experts in the field of video production, 241 00:20:04.759 --> 00:20:10.319 video editing, audio editing, so we have all the skill sets that 242 00:20:10.480 --> 00:20:19.000 we need to make this business or the product as as manifested in the way 243 00:20:19.079 --> 00:20:22.400 that we see it, because we're on this journey right, we're all whatever. 244 00:20:22.559 --> 00:20:26.559 After every series, where analyze the we're looking how could we make it 245 00:20:26.720 --> 00:20:33.839 better. It's like that continuous planning, checking, evaluating, refining, planning, 246 00:20:33.119 --> 00:20:38.920 checking, evaluating, refining right and being on that continuous cycle can get 247 00:20:40.079 --> 00:20:45.480 exhausting. Yep, right, because everybody can sustain. Like, some people 248 00:20:45.559 --> 00:20:49.240 could run a K, right, I'll run the five out, run the 249 00:20:49.279 --> 00:20:53.519 five K, but by you know whatever, the third milers or the second, 250 00:20:53.599 --> 00:20:56.480 but whatever it is, I ready to pass out on the ground. 251 00:20:56.640 --> 00:21:00.519 Right. But then there's somebody who could run A K and be fine with 252 00:21:00.640 --> 00:21:07.759 it. We all have our different endurance and tolerance levels for this entrepreneur race 253 00:21:07.839 --> 00:21:11.920 that we're on. It's just being able to know when we need to pause, 254 00:21:11.480 --> 00:21:15.799 breathe, pace our selves, but also all we need to check in 255 00:21:15.920 --> 00:21:19.279 on each other and check ourselves and check each other. Right. So it's 256 00:21:19.319 --> 00:21:23.440 a it's an evolutionary process and I have to say that even though we've had 257 00:21:23.599 --> 00:21:32.480 some really tense moments and had some really raw, deep conversations, I think 258 00:21:32.559 --> 00:21:37.200 it's only made it stronger, our bond stronger, and I would not want 259 00:21:37.240 --> 00:21:45.119 to do this with anybody else, hmm. But my two brothers felt and 260 00:21:45.279 --> 00:21:52.960 I'll actually I'll jump in a real quick so in talking about milestones and Tristan, 261 00:21:53.000 --> 00:21:57.279 I think you were kind of alluding to this and that how your milestones 262 00:21:57.359 --> 00:22:04.240 can alter your finish line. I think there's a given taker, or often 263 00:22:04.319 --> 00:22:10.880 a situation, if I do this all the time, where I'll I will 264 00:22:10.960 --> 00:22:15.680 set milestones and I'll achieve them, accomplish them, but I just plow through 265 00:22:15.759 --> 00:22:19.279 them and keep going to the next one without taking the time to kind of 266 00:22:19.319 --> 00:22:22.559 have like a postmortem, to say like, okay, so how did that 267 00:22:22.640 --> 00:22:29.240 milestone go and and did I meet that milestone in a way that's is still 268 00:22:29.319 --> 00:22:33.519 setting me up to reach the next milestone, you know, as efficiently you're 269 00:22:33.559 --> 00:22:38.599 or effectively or what have you. And and I think we ran into that 270 00:22:38.640 --> 00:22:44.440 a little bit, where we were going so fast and accomplishing everything that when 271 00:22:45.680 --> 00:22:48.440 certain milestones were hit and we plowed through them, then all of a sudden, 272 00:22:48.480 --> 00:22:52.400 when some of the milestones weren't necessarily, as a fisher, effective, 273 00:22:52.759 --> 00:22:56.880 it was because we hadn't taken time to stop and say, okay, so 274 00:22:56.960 --> 00:23:00.559 where are we now and can we move forward in this direction or how does 275 00:23:00.640 --> 00:23:03.559 this affect our other milestones that we had planned out? So I think if 276 00:23:06.440 --> 00:23:11.160 in Shalana, and as as the planner, what with your color code of 277 00:23:11.200 --> 00:23:15.359 tabs, I mean, as things are to move, it's kind of like 278 00:23:15.359 --> 00:23:22.039 a game charter, what have you, from projects. But but everything effects 279 00:23:22.079 --> 00:23:25.559 so so you said, you know, the launch, launch was our miles, 280 00:23:25.640 --> 00:23:30.319 our big milestone, but it had so many submilestones that while, you 281 00:23:30.400 --> 00:23:33.920 know, maybe fifty or sixty percent of our launch milestones were ready to go 282 00:23:34.319 --> 00:23:40.400 at our launch date, couple other ones weren't ready to go and so that 283 00:23:40.559 --> 00:23:45.079 affected our finish line. But we've done our check in. You know, 284 00:23:45.200 --> 00:23:51.759 had a additional meetings to come together beyond our regular like weekly meeting to say, 285 00:23:52.160 --> 00:23:53.519 you know, where are we house this going, what's our plan moving 286 00:23:53.599 --> 00:23:57.720 forward? And and I think in doing that we've taken that time to do 287 00:23:57.839 --> 00:24:03.839 like the postmortem, a recognize our accomplishments. It's not easy to get a 288 00:24:03.880 --> 00:24:08.359 podcast off the ground that includes all the videographics, audio, element south, 289 00:24:08.440 --> 00:24:15.440 websites, blogs, etc. All everybody working on different personalities exactly who are 290 00:24:15.480 --> 00:24:22.160 all running their own three different entities, three different locations. Exactly right. 291 00:24:22.279 --> 00:24:26.720 Actually, so we're really you know, we are achieving our milestones. But 292 00:24:27.319 --> 00:24:30.240 but to that point, tressin of you got to have that road map. 293 00:24:32.119 --> 00:24:34.200 But when you hit a milestone, that that that's a marker to stop and 294 00:24:34.319 --> 00:24:37.200 not just say, okay, I achieved it, on to the next one. 295 00:24:37.279 --> 00:24:41.960 It's all I'm on my ole start marker three, like, am I 296 00:24:41.039 --> 00:24:44.640 set up still for four or five and six, or do I need a 297 00:24:45.000 --> 00:24:48.680 add another court, quarter mile stop along the way to get myself back on 298 00:24:48.799 --> 00:24:52.319 track? And to your point, I think you know, as this is 299 00:24:52.400 --> 00:24:56.920 why Christ is our google. This is why Chris is our google. Yeah, 300 00:24:57.359 --> 00:25:00.599 that's right, but I think you know, just it's kind of human 301 00:25:00.720 --> 00:25:06.599 nature for us to focus on the negative or what we or what we're lacking, 302 00:25:06.880 --> 00:25:11.160 as opposed to coming from a place of and I remembered. I remember 303 00:25:11.240 --> 00:25:15.839 the distinct moment Tristan, because Triston and I had a conversation and I was 304 00:25:15.920 --> 00:25:18.440 like, Tristan, this hasn't been done and this hasn't been done, this 305 00:25:18.519 --> 00:25:21.039 hasn't been done and we're behind on this and we're not on the timeline for 306 00:25:21.079 --> 00:25:23.359 this and and he must have been oh my God, this girl is like 307 00:25:25.359 --> 00:25:29.160 to lose her shit. And I got off the phone and I think I 308 00:25:29.319 --> 00:25:30.720 was like, Oh, I love him so much and I just think I 309 00:25:30.839 --> 00:25:33.759 went in on him too hard. That's all. was like, you know 310 00:25:33.839 --> 00:25:37.680 what, let me just loose that. And then I look back at the 311 00:25:37.759 --> 00:25:41.359 plan and I looked at all the things that we had accomplished and I called 312 00:25:41.440 --> 00:25:45.599 him back and I said, Tristen, okay, I know the last conversation 313 00:25:45.720 --> 00:25:48.200 we had we were focusing on what we didn't get done, but listen, 314 00:25:48.359 --> 00:25:52.319 this is all this shit we've gotten done and we couldn't have done it if 315 00:25:52.400 --> 00:25:56.119 we didn't have each other, didn't have Chris, if we didn't have our 316 00:25:56.200 --> 00:26:00.160 team, if we weren't really, you know, on a flow. So 317 00:26:00.359 --> 00:26:06.720 to your print, Chris, it's very important as entrepreneurs, even though we 318 00:26:06.880 --> 00:26:10.400 have an idea of a mouthstone we're working towards, so we have an idea 319 00:26:10.440 --> 00:26:15.240 of a vision or finish line we're hoping to accomplish, we do need to 320 00:26:15.359 --> 00:26:18.680 take those times to stop and look back and notice. Damn, I just 321 00:26:18.799 --> 00:26:25.440 did four miles right, right, and I accomplished a lot in those four 322 00:26:25.480 --> 00:26:27.839 miles and I got one more mile to go, Yep, until I can 323 00:26:27.920 --> 00:26:34.680 readset again. Right. So you guys got me over here just losing my 324 00:26:34.720 --> 00:26:37.920 shits because I'm like that it has taken on my point. I got a 325 00:26:38.000 --> 00:26:42.119 path, put a note and they're using all my exam for reasons and everything, 326 00:26:42.400 --> 00:26:45.000 and I didn't even get like, you know what, next time, 327 00:26:45.000 --> 00:26:48.279 we got to synchronize, but no, I love the point. It sells 328 00:26:48.319 --> 00:26:55.119 me becausing I'm saying all those points. I'm not. All those points are 329 00:26:55.160 --> 00:26:57.519 exactly what it is that I wanted to bring to the forefrom and look at 330 00:26:57.599 --> 00:27:00.599 how they came up. So, Chris, when I wanted to add in 331 00:27:00.720 --> 00:27:06.880 there is what I want to do is advise entrepreneurs and especially look, it's 332 00:27:06.920 --> 00:27:10.000 not easy to even work as a group. It's hard enough phone doing it 333 00:27:10.039 --> 00:27:12.599 by yourself. When we got three different people, we got location issues, 334 00:27:12.640 --> 00:27:18.319 we got everything right. Create a milestone that says, look back at what 335 00:27:18.440 --> 00:27:22.599 you accomplish. This is what I've learned from our experience. Lander to shit 336 00:27:22.680 --> 00:27:26.759 what you like. She did call, we're on a call and I hate 337 00:27:26.799 --> 00:27:30.640 to say like this, like she was going in half, I guess, 338 00:27:32.039 --> 00:27:36.160 but it wasn't the fact that she was going in hand. It's the fact 339 00:27:36.240 --> 00:27:41.720 that really and truly what ended up happening is these are valid points. That's 340 00:27:41.839 --> 00:27:47.559 why we schedule them. That that's why we set these milestones. That's why 341 00:27:47.599 --> 00:27:49.960 it is we said we wanted to do exactly what it is that we wanted 342 00:27:51.000 --> 00:27:55.480 to do, and that's why these milestones are in place. Is was to 343 00:27:55.559 --> 00:28:03.559 help get to a certain point. Now that we're here and we're expecting on 344 00:28:03.519 --> 00:28:07.559 March third or whatever day it is, that we would have accomplished this. 345 00:28:07.880 --> 00:28:12.279 And two days behind. I wait, how all these things not ready? 346 00:28:15.680 --> 00:28:19.759 I have a horrible thing. I look at things holistically. So I was 347 00:28:19.839 --> 00:28:26.039 like it's not done, but it's not. It just throws out of funny 348 00:28:26.079 --> 00:28:29.799 scene. Keep going, keep going, you're rolling. You're all. I 349 00:28:30.079 --> 00:28:33.480 want to trust you, Chris. I'll trust you for this. At it. 350 00:28:33.359 --> 00:28:36.680 Yeah, but like all that. Okay, famous last words. Keep 351 00:28:36.720 --> 00:28:52.759 got through this and then don't pull out, Chris. Yeah, in embodied 352 00:28:52.759 --> 00:29:03.000 Shalanda's feelings towards you and she when she torrante. Yes, folks, we 353 00:29:03.160 --> 00:29:07.160 even have Internet challenges that we were having a conversation. No, make it 354 00:29:07.279 --> 00:29:15.960 happen back to you, trusty. So once Alanna was talking about those, 355 00:29:15.640 --> 00:29:19.720 whence Alana was telling me about what it is that we're doing holistically, because 356 00:29:19.759 --> 00:29:25.680 you kept moving forward. We have a tendency of only looking forward. I 357 00:29:25.839 --> 00:29:30.960 remember in the movie Avatar there was this big bird or whatever it is, 358 00:29:30.000 --> 00:29:33.880 the terradactyl kind of thing, and it was like, oh, but he's 359 00:29:33.920 --> 00:29:36.519 the Apex Predator, because they were like, well, we always look up. 360 00:29:36.559 --> 00:29:40.319 We're always guiding and the one guy was like so, why doesn't he 361 00:29:40.440 --> 00:29:42.200 look up? And like well, he's the apex, he has no reason 362 00:29:42.279 --> 00:29:47.880 to look up. And that's we were really beasts in how we organized and 363 00:29:47.960 --> 00:29:52.839 how we were moving that the only thing we're doing was looking for so at 364 00:29:52.920 --> 00:29:56.920 that milestone, when we hit that moment, and that leads to the whole 365 00:29:56.039 --> 00:30:00.519 burnout conversation. Also, when you're experien and saying that burn out, just 366 00:30:00.720 --> 00:30:04.799 take the time to look back of what you did that. That's all you 367 00:30:04.960 --> 00:30:08.759 have to do, because then you see all the work that you've been putting 368 00:30:08.839 --> 00:30:15.119 in has been for something and you just need to pace yourself for the rest 369 00:30:15.200 --> 00:30:19.839 of it moving forward. So milestones are really the setups to our finish lines, 370 00:30:21.160 --> 00:30:22.759 with a set up to get us to where it is that we want 371 00:30:22.799 --> 00:30:26.920 to be. Even though it might shift our perspectives just a little. I 372 00:30:27.039 --> 00:30:30.319 no matter how it shifts out perspectives, I feel it's going to be for 373 00:30:30.400 --> 00:30:34.720 the better. Right, if we don't make mistakes, we can't learn, 374 00:30:34.880 --> 00:30:37.240 we don't learn and we don't know better. So when you know better, 375 00:30:37.279 --> 00:30:41.599 you do better, and if you don't, we're going to make mistakes. 376 00:30:41.359 --> 00:30:45.000 So that's where it is. I want you guys to start to understand the 377 00:30:45.279 --> 00:30:51.799 beauty of milestones versus finishes, and finishing is just what it is. You 378 00:30:51.960 --> 00:30:56.920 have liked it to be. Finishing is is. Finishing is just a bigger 379 00:30:56.960 --> 00:31:02.480 milestone. That's how it's coming to be, because I want to tell you, 380 00:31:02.559 --> 00:31:06.400 guys, once you finish whatever it is that you were working on, 381 00:31:06.880 --> 00:31:11.480 as long as you continue on that journey, that finish has now become your 382 00:31:11.559 --> 00:31:15.759 milestone. Right my big sister is definitely going to get her PhD and when 383 00:31:15.839 --> 00:31:21.200 she gets her PhD, that would have that's going to be that milestone on 384 00:31:21.400 --> 00:31:23.799 her journey, not just as an entrepreneur but as a person. You know, 385 00:31:23.960 --> 00:31:29.039 she just wrote us a prescription last episode about making time, making sure 386 00:31:29.079 --> 00:31:33.319 you get time for your self. You know what was it? All negative 387 00:31:33.400 --> 00:31:36.960 passion, is obsession, something like that. Don't quote me, I can't 388 00:31:37.000 --> 00:31:40.119 write you the pill for that. Take that trip, but go back from 389 00:31:40.160 --> 00:31:44.160 that trip. We visit that trip and that's the same, you know, 390 00:31:45.000 --> 00:31:48.440 and that's what it is that I want you guys will take away from today's 391 00:31:48.480 --> 00:31:51.279 episode. If I'm wrong, Chris, just heelth me. I think this 392 00:31:51.440 --> 00:31:59.039 is season one series three, episode three. Yep. So like one hundred 393 00:31:59.039 --> 00:32:01.640 and thirty three sign like that. Yep, I got you. You also, 394 00:32:02.640 --> 00:32:09.400 and that's a milestone because we're season three, episode three. We got 395 00:32:09.519 --> 00:32:13.839 about, I don't want to say, maybe ninety one more episode to go. 396 00:32:14.039 --> 00:32:16.079 Really and truly something like that. We're going to hit a hundred. 397 00:32:16.519 --> 00:32:21.319 But these episode, every time you guys watching episode, every time you got 398 00:32:21.400 --> 00:32:23.640 to see something that you want to criticize, don't like, Oh, they 399 00:32:23.680 --> 00:32:28.039 could have done this better. I'm encourage you. Just make a post, 400 00:32:28.119 --> 00:32:30.480 just comment below. Let us know. I we're going to work on it, 401 00:32:30.559 --> 00:32:35.359 because every episode is our milestone to greatness. Every episode that you get 402 00:32:35.480 --> 00:32:39.720 somebody else to join us. We all embark trip, you know. So 403 00:32:39.799 --> 00:32:43.799 if we were at ten viewers last week, we're just trying to get it 404 00:32:43.839 --> 00:32:46.200 to a lemon. This week you're like at eleven. We wanted fifty, 405 00:32:46.240 --> 00:32:51.119 we wanted we got mile stands. We're going to have every milestone along the 406 00:32:51.160 --> 00:32:53.839 way. Don't worry about it. We're not going to run to keep stumbling 407 00:32:53.880 --> 00:32:59.119 because we've learned. In three months we learned what burnout look like between us. 408 00:32:59.559 --> 00:33:02.480 Yep, in three months, in next three months, we should have 409 00:33:02.599 --> 00:33:10.799 better in and I'm open prandom or I'm kick this out with you guys and 410 00:33:10.920 --> 00:33:14.839 keep one hundred. One I'm hoping for is to get all three of us 411 00:33:14.880 --> 00:33:19.359 in the same location where we can record these episodes together in house, with 412 00:33:19.880 --> 00:33:24.200 each other. That's that's that's one of my finishes coming up. How soon's 413 00:33:24.240 --> 00:33:31.839 that? It broad trip, but we need we need an airplane and part 414 00:33:31.880 --> 00:33:38.480 of that exactly. What was your planning? And Chris, no, how 415 00:33:38.519 --> 00:33:44.319 we're going to get it through. How that's that works. Absolutely sounds like 416 00:33:44.440 --> 00:33:47.240 Soishlanda. Is there any molestones that you guys have hid that you guys want 417 00:33:47.279 --> 00:33:52.759 to share? What everybody else? I'll go with Chris First. I'll actually 418 00:33:53.519 --> 00:33:59.680 Addam just a little personal milestone story. So I just had a conversation with 419 00:33:59.759 --> 00:34:06.400 my wife the other day. We're recording this episode in March right now. 420 00:34:06.880 --> 00:34:10.280 My birthday will be in May and she's already asking me. She's a planner 421 00:34:10.320 --> 00:34:14.320 as well. She's already asking me what I want to do for my birthday 422 00:34:14.480 --> 00:34:20.639 and and as not for me as an entrepreneur, I've always my motivation has 423 00:34:20.679 --> 00:34:25.559 always been self motivation. I'm my own worst critic and I use that as 424 00:34:25.920 --> 00:34:29.400 motivation to say, well, I haven't made this yet, so that's my 425 00:34:29.480 --> 00:34:35.039 fuel to keep going. So I told her I actually didn't want to do 426 00:34:35.199 --> 00:34:38.440 anything crazy for my birthday this year because I didn't really feel like I had 427 00:34:38.519 --> 00:34:43.039 earned it over this past year. I was like, yeah, I was 428 00:34:43.079 --> 00:34:50.639 an I know, I'd so so. She momen outside of you are right. 429 00:34:52.199 --> 00:34:53.559 I was like, I didn't get out more, Chris. Well, 430 00:34:53.599 --> 00:34:59.880 well, I had. I had. I had milestones planned for basically what 431 00:35:00.039 --> 00:35:06.199 my family, where I would be, you know, entrepreneurially, financially for 432 00:35:06.360 --> 00:35:09.920 my family, able to support them and everything like that. And a lot 433 00:35:10.000 --> 00:35:14.880 of different things came in the way. Life happened. My wife and I 434 00:35:15.199 --> 00:35:22.199 found out in or decided in January that we were going to relocate from Florida 435 00:35:22.239 --> 00:35:24.840 back up to Massachusetts, and we were well, doing a podcast, while 436 00:35:24.920 --> 00:35:35.679 doing a podcast, raising a nine month old exactly three months were brutal. 437 00:35:36.039 --> 00:35:38.719 Yep, and and yeah, so, you know, just getting a whole 438 00:35:38.800 --> 00:35:43.159 move, relocating a business, doing all that paperwork, all our personal paperwork 439 00:35:43.199 --> 00:35:46.760 and stuff, and and to me it felt like like it had thrown me 440 00:35:46.840 --> 00:35:52.360 completely off course and I didn't feel like I had earned based on the milestones 441 00:35:52.480 --> 00:35:57.599 or the finish line I had envisioned or had laid out. But she helped 442 00:35:57.760 --> 00:36:00.559 remind me, and and sh a lot that you were just doing the same 443 00:36:00.760 --> 00:36:06.400 of reminding me that a lot has been accomplished in while. Life happened. 444 00:36:06.840 --> 00:36:12.920 The milestones change because of that, but that's not to say that those milestones 445 00:36:13.400 --> 00:36:17.559 or those new milestones were not accomplished and successful. We are up here, 446 00:36:17.639 --> 00:36:22.159 we did make the move. I'm sitting here recording, you know, set 447 00:36:22.280 --> 00:36:27.239 up, not an ideal space, but I'm where I am to keep moving 448 00:36:27.280 --> 00:36:30.760 forward and keep those milestones going, to keep creating new finish line. So 449 00:36:30.920 --> 00:36:35.519 so she kind of helped me realize that yes, idea and whether I say 450 00:36:35.599 --> 00:36:37.840 yes or no, she's going to make sure I celebrate my birthday. But 451 00:36:38.559 --> 00:36:44.880 she was asking just as a formality. But but you know, I kind 452 00:36:44.880 --> 00:36:45.639 of realized. I was like, I guess. Yeah, you know, 453 00:36:45.719 --> 00:36:50.000 I did accomplish a lot and while I wasn't the plan I had put out 454 00:36:50.079 --> 00:36:54.280 there, based on everything that happened circumstantially, the milestones that I did accomplish 455 00:36:54.400 --> 00:36:59.480 actually have been successful and we are still okay and we are still doing well 456 00:36:59.559 --> 00:37:02.599 and moving forward. And now I'm moving back towards that plan in the original 457 00:37:02.920 --> 00:37:06.920 road map. It's just a little delayed and looks a little different from where 458 00:37:06.920 --> 00:37:10.559 it started out. So to that point, yeah, it's taking that moment 459 00:37:10.639 --> 00:37:15.800 to look back. What have you done? Assess your the milestones you laid 460 00:37:15.840 --> 00:37:19.599 out. But if those milestones did change, that's not to say that they 461 00:37:19.639 --> 00:37:23.599 were bad, it's just that they had to change based on the circumstances in 462 00:37:23.639 --> 00:37:29.719 the path that that we were on. So thimes. So I will. 463 00:37:30.000 --> 00:37:34.239 I will tell you this, Chris, as a self proclaimed Gypsy that has 464 00:37:34.360 --> 00:37:38.719 moved more times probably in the last five years, and I have fingers. 465 00:37:40.920 --> 00:37:46.519 Moving is is is not easy, and the fact that you can move to 466 00:37:46.639 --> 00:37:53.760 a completely different state still continue to have your business operate and try to reacclimate 467 00:37:53.880 --> 00:38:01.159 to a new environment it's enough for feel that you can celebrate your birthday. 468 00:38:01.320 --> 00:38:07.440 So you better celebrate that birthday because you damn it, you earned it. 469 00:38:07.960 --> 00:38:15.039 You know you earned it. Yes, I'M gonna call it as now in 470 00:38:15.159 --> 00:38:20.559 trouble. Yes, you know how we are with it. Don't let me 471 00:38:20.679 --> 00:38:27.440 call Sammy. I know it. I know it. Who I'm kind of 472 00:38:27.840 --> 00:38:29.840 Chris, one with them. I had to move back here on this. 473 00:38:30.239 --> 00:38:36.320 I can't. We're gonna make sure you celebrate that birthday miles. Don't. 474 00:38:36.400 --> 00:38:43.360 God Damn it. Surrounding yourself a powerful woman is a blessing and a curse. 475 00:38:46.599 --> 00:38:50.639 And Look, true, Christ is not even responding right now. He's 476 00:38:50.639 --> 00:38:59.400 so just as like you're on your own. That right, he's he's like, 477 00:38:59.440 --> 00:39:01.039 I'm just going to pause my screen right here, take a screen shot 478 00:39:01.559 --> 00:39:12.800 on a stoic face. What's your green shout and leave which you got fresh 479 00:39:12.880 --> 00:39:21.360 Riston? I think person was asking personal milestones. Yeah, so many. 480 00:39:21.840 --> 00:39:25.239 I have so many, which is part of my problem. But you know, 481 00:39:25.280 --> 00:39:29.480 we talked about my PhD in this series, so I guess that my 482 00:39:29.760 --> 00:39:36.920 personal milestone is to finish the damn thing already and be done with it. 483 00:39:36.920 --> 00:39:40.480 It's it's literally, you know, I am at the end and I was 484 00:39:40.599 --> 00:39:46.400 telling somebody recently it's like when you're at that ninety percent, that last ten 485 00:39:46.559 --> 00:39:52.599 percent seems to throw everything at you just to make sure it just to make 486 00:39:52.679 --> 00:39:58.519 sure you sure this is all you want, and you're like, Oh, 487 00:39:58.599 --> 00:40:00.079 yeah, this is what I want, and I remember. You know, 488 00:40:00.320 --> 00:40:05.960 as we were talking about earlier this year, Tristan, there was a moment 489 00:40:06.119 --> 00:40:07.559 in time earlier this year, what I was like, you know what, 490 00:40:07.760 --> 00:40:13.159 why am I really doing this PhD? Do I really need this PhD? 491 00:40:13.960 --> 00:40:19.159 HMM, do I want to continue this PhD? Really? And you know 492 00:40:19.239 --> 00:40:22.480 what I did? I look back and I was like, four and a 493 00:40:22.559 --> 00:40:27.960 half years ago when I started, I wasn't even sure that I could do 494 00:40:28.119 --> 00:40:32.079 the PhD. Did we lose him? We did. We lost so he 495 00:40:32.199 --> 00:40:37.920 needs to come back so I can finish my story. Hey, you with 496 00:40:37.159 --> 00:40:47.840 us? All right, we got so I can finish my story. So 497 00:40:49.960 --> 00:40:52.760 I look back four and a half years when I first started and I was 498 00:40:52.920 --> 00:40:57.159 like I want to do this PhD. This is a personal goal that I've 499 00:40:57.199 --> 00:41:00.079 had for myself for a long time and I don't know if I can do 500 00:41:00.199 --> 00:41:05.079 it, but I'm going to try. And so the milestone for me was 501 00:41:05.679 --> 00:41:08.159 starting my first course. was a hardest because I had not been in school 502 00:41:08.199 --> 00:41:13.239 for ten years. So it's getting back into the academic writing and understanding what 503 00:41:13.320 --> 00:41:16.840 the professors are looking for. Right then it was trying to finish your one 504 00:41:16.960 --> 00:41:22.320 and get all my courses in. So I finished all my course work and 505 00:41:22.360 --> 00:41:25.039 then it was Oh my God, I gotta get this comprehensive exam written, 506 00:41:25.320 --> 00:41:30.360 approved and done within twenty days. So they actually three questions. You got 507 00:41:30.480 --> 00:41:35.880 to write over forty five pages justifying everything did that. I had three residencies 508 00:41:36.000 --> 00:41:40.000 that I had to go through to be able to justify and validate why my 509 00:41:40.159 --> 00:41:45.280 dissertation even makes sense doing right. So I got through all of that and 510 00:41:45.440 --> 00:41:49.760 I get to the last part where I'm writing the dissertation. I'm just like, 511 00:41:50.079 --> 00:41:52.679 can you guys give me some deadlines, because you know me, I'm 512 00:41:52.719 --> 00:41:54.400 a planner. Give me a deadline, I'll kill myself to meet it. 513 00:41:54.480 --> 00:41:58.360 But if you leave it up to my own devices, you know I can 514 00:41:58.440 --> 00:42:04.519 find all kind of things to distract myself. So I finally completed milestone eight 515 00:42:05.320 --> 00:42:08.679 of my dissertation. and You thinking about giving up? Are you crazy? 516 00:42:09.840 --> 00:42:17.599 Yep, Minnesota, come on, Slanta, get her. So yeah, 517 00:42:17.760 --> 00:42:23.079 that's my milestone, to just finish this baby before I had to Greece in 518 00:42:23.159 --> 00:42:28.840 July, providing everything is safe, considering what's going on in Ukraine and Russia. 519 00:42:28.960 --> 00:42:32.199 So that's my milestone and I will and then you and you'll have to 520 00:42:32.280 --> 00:42:40.000 call me Dr Schwann. We've we've talked a lot about in this series in 521 00:42:40.079 --> 00:42:47.199 particular a lot about five K's and running the Boston Marathon, and people massachusettre 522 00:42:47.239 --> 00:42:52.119 going to kill me for butchering which mile it's at, but in a twenty 523 00:42:52.159 --> 00:42:57.639 six mile marathon in particularly in the Boston one, there is a hill, 524 00:42:58.320 --> 00:43:01.079 and I believe it's in the last five miles. That's called heartbreak hill, 525 00:43:02.480 --> 00:43:07.079 and so basically it's the the steepest hill on the entire run and it's in 526 00:43:07.159 --> 00:43:12.239 the last to your point, the last ninety percent. And I don't know 527 00:43:12.239 --> 00:43:15.320 if this is a phrase in the Virgin Islands, but in school and everything 528 00:43:15.840 --> 00:43:21.639 growing up in Massachusetts we called a senior writis where when you're a senior and 529 00:43:21.679 --> 00:43:24.880 of those last couple months, or even if you're in a professional job in 530 00:43:24.920 --> 00:43:29.519 a corporate environment and you put in your two weeks, notice those last two 531 00:43:29.519 --> 00:43:31.440 weeks you are checked out, you know what I mean, and but you 532 00:43:31.559 --> 00:43:36.559 know you have to just finish up strong, but put it. But it 533 00:43:36.719 --> 00:43:39.920 is that resilience and and I think to that point, those the milestones along 534 00:43:39.920 --> 00:43:44.079 the way and celebrating those milestones, if you like. Your Shalanda, you 535 00:43:44.119 --> 00:43:46.719 were thinking of already quitting when you had already made it past you know, 536 00:43:46.800 --> 00:43:51.599 the fifty percent mark. But but looking back to say, well, like 537 00:43:51.760 --> 00:43:52.920 wait, hold on, I put a lot of work into this, I 538 00:43:53.000 --> 00:43:58.679 accomplish a lot of milestones, I would have to imagine that that not the 539 00:43:58.719 --> 00:44:00.400 put words in your mouth with that kind of served as fuel to be like, 540 00:44:01.000 --> 00:44:04.840 we'll look whether I'm motivate or not. I've already put way too much 541 00:44:04.880 --> 00:44:09.239 into this too to back out now. So yeah, so to that point, 542 00:44:09.280 --> 00:44:14.320 I mean finish lines. Yeah, come with the challenge and it is 543 00:44:14.400 --> 00:44:17.840 that that last ten percent that is going to be the most challenging. But 544 00:44:19.679 --> 00:44:22.719 but by celebrating the milestones along the way helps keep that fuel going. So 545 00:44:27.119 --> 00:44:31.159 all right, Tristan, bring out Brunderson. We're going across the finish channel. 546 00:44:31.199 --> 00:44:35.480 Baby on this whole. So I want to show you, guys and 547 00:44:35.559 --> 00:44:38.079 want I want to share with you, guys, as entrepreneurs and just people 548 00:44:38.159 --> 00:44:44.480 in life, our whole been accomplishing milestones. As a baby, you learn 549 00:44:44.519 --> 00:44:47.800 to crawl before you walk, because that was objective. Through our educational career 550 00:44:49.320 --> 00:44:52.960 we've been looking at from kindergarten. There's a big graduation about that. There's 551 00:44:52.960 --> 00:44:57.760 a graduation at sixth grade. Some people would at Nin hundred and eight and 552 00:44:57.920 --> 00:45:00.639 nine. Would you graduate high school? And then it becomes optional. We 553 00:45:00.719 --> 00:45:04.119 move on to college, and that's where it is. We talked about. 554 00:45:04.880 --> 00:45:09.840 Those goals give us the opportunity to pivot where, where it is we want 555 00:45:09.840 --> 00:45:13.880 to finish line, to be finished. Little colleague, were going to trade 556 00:45:13.920 --> 00:45:16.159 school, to do something else, whatever it is you choose. Hit the 557 00:45:16.239 --> 00:45:21.840 workforce, Start Your own business, whatever. That's what these goals are a 558 00:45:21.880 --> 00:45:23.679 place to do, is to help us, give us the tools so on, 559 00:45:23.800 --> 00:45:25.960 that we when we reach where it is we think we want to be, 560 00:45:27.480 --> 00:45:30.280 we can always start a new chapter. We can always start a new 561 00:45:30.360 --> 00:45:37.519 chapter. So your milestones don't necessarily determine to finish line, but they help 562 00:45:37.639 --> 00:45:45.000 you that finish line and a new all right. And like I told you, 563 00:45:45.079 --> 00:45:49.000 guys, as in the beginning, we're going to hit this like we're 564 00:45:49.039 --> 00:45:55.119 synchronized swimmers, because this is ecstasy and this is so Landa. You're the 565 00:45:55.159 --> 00:45:59.519 tea. You're next, and this is trusting, and I'm see, I'm 566 00:45:59.599 --> 00:46:06.760 Chris. Now we're going to make this a miss, goning to get past 567 00:46:06.800 --> 00:46:08.280 these Internet issues, but we love you, guys. Thank you for being 568 00:46:08.360 --> 00:46:13.320 with us, thank you for sticking it out through our technical difficulties. Remember 569 00:46:13.400 --> 00:46:16.440 this episode, especially because this is going to be a definite milest on our 570 00:46:16.519 --> 00:46:27.079 Internet. You never be like this again. Love you, guys. 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