The Clever Dummies Podcast
The Clever Dummies Podcast

Episode 29 · 1 year ago

The CDP // Ep29: Or Skewed Perception

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

In this episode of The Clever Dummies Podcast, we talk about how our Perception of Reality Is Skewed. From the people, we follow to our family and some well-meaning people who get it wrong. Sounds interesting. So Turn up your car stereo and put away your email. Lets Talk.

thecleverdummiespodcast.com 

At the top start things, but ultimately, when you're secular, reliable as as then us, whereas this is the one, they're more they're going to think more of a good morning, good evening, good afternoon, and thank you for joining us for the episode numbers twenty nine of the Clem Dummies podcasts, and I am, as always, your host, lucky and a Nake, my my trustee, my right hand man and the best thing they come out of Pakistan since I will hot breakfast. How you got, Big Fella? I'm good, my man, I'm good. I'm good. Yeah, it's good to be are good to be doing this podcast and, as you said, the best thing to come out of Pakistan besides that hot breakfast, although some will argue that that hot breakfast was probably top notch. I'M NOT gonna lie. It's pretty good. Just the one of a kind heart. Yeah, now you're like pizzam. You get better the next days. That's what I was gonna go if I wasn't sure. Heyy, write a shout out to people who like cold pizza, right, because I don't get it. I don't get it. So it's a thing, right, it's a thing. Apparently now, I think if you eat your pizza, called you're a social terrorist. Social terrorist. That's so, that's so nice. Not Edited Out, please. That's what'll talk about Pakistan. That went from zero two hundred very quickly. Just talking about the under we're just talking about Gary v before, right, yeah, were saying how nervous you would be to meet him in person. Totally Bro Right, but just because this couple of reasons. Right. One reason is it because he changes his mind very often as well. Right. so He'd say something and a couple of years later he'll change it, even if you said something that he agreed with before, you change his mind. So that's that's interesting. And I was just saying before one of the things that I did on my social media I was stopped following so many people, and the reason behind that was because Lacklin pointed out once to me that you know, if you once when I will be watching UFC fights lock and said, all you know that I'm saying. I said something about a fight. He said, Oh, if that's what you think, you know what's the fight by me and mute the TV. Right. I was like, okay, that's interesting. Got Me Thinking. I was like wait, hold on a minute, and I realized the fight seems quite different because all that commentary actually facts. Over, you think maybe how much of the social media influence drives away, I think, and I was like, Oh, so I stopped following so many people and like stopped engaging in their content, as you know. And then Gary We's me on those people who I've kept kind of constant because he you know, he gives you the room to think. Where is? There's a lot of influences. Who are? You know, they're all. What they're doing is influencing. So I think that's a good little thought pattern. Yeah, and he loves it. You can tell he sort of lives her it, but it's it's a secondary it's not his main life. It's not he doesn't live to post things on social media, just he does because he just helps so many people and you know, he's so passionate as well and he he's definitely been a guy for me that, even when I haven't consumed his stuff for a few months, there's people that I'll see every day and I go I forgot I follow that person like and really good people to like strength training or even just philosophy or fighting people as well. I'm like Geez, I used to like watching this stuff, but I think it's a good personality trait that we both have and we always seek out the you know that, the healthy new perspectives, personal growth development, that sort of thing. But once we get an idea, we sort of start to embody that idea and we critically think about it ourselves and then we start to apply it. And I think some people get stuck in the loop of hearing a good idea of somebody or something and then they just keep going back to the worlds like what else can they tell me? What else? No, just take this one piece. Like if you speak to anyone that successful, most of them they will have like their one or two. What's the best peace advice he got? Blah, blah, blah. But they took that one thing they ran with it. You know what I mean? And and it's something to our psychology as well. The fighting aspect sports like that and just most other things like not that they're trying to convey misinformation and particularly if you're watching something like fighting and most sports and most things in life, there's so much more technique in behind the scenes, things that you don't get from being in the trenches and you know, the best commentators are usually ex athletes. But so sometimes I can point out great things that you need to know, like well, I didn't know he was doing this, or you know USC perspective or why they're lying that way, like well, he's actually trying to get position, like trying to get his left elbow here, and it's actually the other guy doesn't want give him the yellow and they're actually doing this really great battle. It's hard to see that sort of thing. But for example, a couple of weeks ago Cono McGregor, and doesn't point are economiccgregor brings a certain amount of energy to a fight that no one else can replicate, right, but he was not winning that fight, not even closer they were given him so much praise for. He was getting his head beaten up against the fence and it's like, oh, he's doing a great job of moving is for he's getting punched in the face. Like so, you know, you go and do that as just a good example, and for me I became like more in more I thought more about...

...the fights than just reacting to what they said. And I feel like social media is that way and sometimes you'll just stop following so on, because it's like, I'm pretty sure he was posting that sort of thing a few years ago and is he really is not really developing and I don't know, maybe he's being fake or not. And that's one great thing about so the biggest for to round out my read, what is one of these still involving? But he's key messages are still based on the same things, right. Well, that's it. Actually, one of the problems with influences. Birth says, right, their whole business model depends on people engaging with their content. Right. That the problem that comes in. And this is me talking from a marketing point of view, right, and I and then before. So this is one hundred percent my field and I know how this works, right, and this is the advice I would give any influences as well. So one of the things that happens is right, often not influence. The would stubble across a following right by doing something. Or they will develop a following and they learn what they audience like, right, and they will keep replicating it and keep replicating it, because that's what would work. That's why you see they content is so unified. It's always the same thing, right. It's almost the same thing. That the month of problems and they don't want to change because they are afraid because the Internet, the Internet is like the intern will pick you up in a second or dump you down in tomorrow, if that's that's how it works right, especially when you, especially when people who gain the viral success or night success, in the next day you'll get dumped down, because that's how the Internet such a fast moving environment. One of the things is the influences are held back by their you know, by they need to feed themselves, because that er becoming their job. So they can't change their content to much and they can't allow themselves to evolve because if they do, the thing is people don't like change. They don't want to see a fitness model who started off by, you know, putting her pictures a hot pictures of a where she looks incredible, right, pictures of herself, and all of a sudden, and now she's going into you know, because she is now about, you know, about, I don't know what. She starts giving advice on computers, right, because and sound right. Yeah, you know, she grew into the Q. Maybe she was studying a degree in the university and she goes, okay, this is what I want to do. Do you think people know? There's no way her audience are going to accept that. She's not lose more. She's gonna lose more followers than you know. Her follows are going to be exactly as same as you know win diesels here like none's next interesting lasers. So it's good business practice, right to be constantly looking at your usual engagement, like where people viewing my stuff, particular, for you're selling a program or if you're selling a product, like he not got to know that sort of thing. But particularly if you're an influencer or you're, I feel, like that quick success. That's where it's dangerous, because you just keep coming to the well and you're not evolving and it's like it'd be scary man, like you're getting success, you're getting money, you're getting followers, like you feeling good, and but then he's maybe you put another video out or you try something else, and then yet nothing like. Think about like if you're a youtube content creator right, like you're, you're constantly getting half of me and views, like tenzero likes, and then he put out something that you really cared about and you get a tenth of it. Like I understand why it scares people off, but did this. There's a lot of things and I remember I actually spoke to a few like different influences this actually. So I remember having actually so I met Steve Cook. Write. Steve Cook spoke up aloud. I was having a conversation with him, but, like the whole following, he was saying that he gets so disappointed because, you know, he'll try something different or a new workout right and then he'll get thirtyzero views. or normally other videos that he normally does. You know he's been doing the same thing. He'll get like, you know, for five Hundredero views on this one will get thirtyzero. So he was just he said it himself, because he gets quite worried and like, you know, he's getting old. He what he said is like I'm getting old and, like you know, I want to like I'm I mean, I'm always about to go into my s and or to try different things right, and you know I do different things, but you know, it's like he gets confused. So that was instant coming from someone who has like, you know, two point two million followers or five million follows. I think it is right. So that was interesting. And then other like microinfluences of a couple of my friends, like, you know, one of the all the girls I know. She she's actually petrified of saying the wrong thing and like making a mistake and thinking that thinks she actually believes that, you know, people are going to kill her because if she says the wrong thing. Yeah, so, I mean it would hancel cultures very real. Yeah, just so, did I think, of course, what's what might be a good example is the hodge twins, right, like, and they've capitalized on a market. Now they started out kind of when we started lifting around that two thousand and eleven, Twenty and twelve mark and I was like broadlifting. There were social commentary as well, and over the last few years they have ditched that and they're as they grown older and they've strictly politics now, right and right now it's a political tirement. Is really hot and there's a lot of people that want to hear that sort of things that I think they're still growing, but they sabotage a lot of the...

...even for me personally, like I stopped watching them for a while because I wasn't interested in the politics and they stopped doing the fitness stuff, but then they were all to shift over and capitalize. But there's other guys I've known. Scott Herman was another one. He's kind of around the same time frame and he still has a decent amount of views for videos. Still got like similar subscribers to what he had back then. But he hasn't grown anymore. He's probably still does the same thing. He's got some more, yeah, but he does work of social stuff as well. Yeah, that's one of the another another, another interesting one was when we spoken about them before. Is probably a friend of the podcast it or not, right, is good old what's his name? I always forget, from a strength camp. It used to be a house alive. He's got the example. Yeah, got damn right. So thingies, and this is this is what's interesting. Right summer time, the growth doesn't necessarily almost mean it's good. Just means you're going to become the person that you were going to write whatever. Right, but for he lost not only lost follows by the thousands, but he I think he lost a plot to be honest. But yeah, it's interesting. Lost the blood, lost the plot. Right. It's it's really interesting to see how different people change and use it's going to look forward. So that's why, that's what what I was saying. So many influences would never push you to grow out of your things, push you to grow out of your own circle or whatever you are in right and you're in your little bubble that social media places yourself in. This is what they talked about. The the the actual bubble that you end up becoming in your social media bubble, because, you know, Google the size. I'm a fitness dude and they'll always fucking give me fitness stuff and my I will never get out of fitness things right or none of my fitness influences are allowed to get out of it. And this is this. I will stay here. Some aspect for fitness related. It works good. But if you're someone who follows like, let's say, you know some other, you know I've fashion stuff, you've been always steam this, you will never you know, I'm not saying that all those things are bad, but just saying that means you will never know what is beyond the walls of those social media bubble that gets created. Why are the ecosystem yeah, and it explains why a lot of those people who have the quick success so they go into a certain area of content coverage because it's hot in the moment and they capitalize and they get really successful, but then they you see him fall apart, like you. He stories that they're not doing well, taking drugs, all this sort of thing because they they short, have played the short term game and weren't able to do with the realities of the constantly changing landscape. And it's kind of a new issue societally that consider but it's it's going to be so prevalent and already is. It's not just going to be as social media continues to build and build and becomes such an important fabric about lives. Like right now there's still like the hierarchy, the top dogs and us, you know, and people in between. That's going to shift and mold and shift and mold into everyone sort of playing on the same field in some sense, you know, particularly when jobs become more online and rely more heavily on social media, to which it already is, but you know what I mean. So it's interesting how we're going to do with that dynamic. Yeah, I think what's going to be interesting is there's going to be a massive change in this. I kind of I had a feeling this was going to happen, because the idea of the and this has been the boy band idea. Right before this, there was the boy band right, because every every every three years, there'll be a boy band that will just get, yeah, from the trenches of mine, drew it, or or the trenches of whatever voice is, Trya right, you know, and then they'll become big and they'll be famous and everyone will be like, you know, you look at one direction right, like, you know, they were the hype of this hype of the era at the time and they were big. Right. Everyone ad dress like, you know, girls want girls wanted to sleep with them and guys, you know, hesitate them, wanted to be them, but wouldn't admit it, you know. So it was interesting, right, exactly. I'm looking at everyone. Everyone had those colored Chinos. Let's let's not like Roud self. We were growing up in that prime. Is that? Yeah, sure, right, and you know, you would talk shit about them, but you know, everyone wanted to be like. So it do was the same thing. I think what's going to happen is this is gonna be a pivot point where the people are going to realize the most of those things. Those people end up the the attraction and the last that gets created around them. I think that's going to fade and it's going to normalize a lot more. As to what job you have, all if your influences, I think, and those people are catching on fairly quickly. But as a stands, I actually was get really surprised that those like, let's say, our influence. I would put up, you know, photo up of something and people actually go by, like you know, it's really interesting. I work for a company and then, you know, we sell stuff on e commerce. I have an ECOMMERCE store and, like you know, to be completely honest, I myself working in that industry. I don't very often go to US store that's like, you know, let's...

...say online store for example, that is that is run, that is individually run. will go buy something. It's a very really I would do that, unless it's a very reputable company like I like. Most of the things I would buy would be gone for companies like real, very big organizations, which is probably not a great thing because it means I'm not supporting small businesses. But I find that interesting that people are so easily convinced to buy things like you know, with a little bit of smart marketing. I guess that's why I'm a job but you know, I still do find that interesting sea college. I can still work on you, you know. Yeah, I mean it brought like I'm trying to think what was the last thing that I bought that wasn't from like a major, major organization or you obviously know the firsthand steps that are required to, you know, complete the purchase, get the transaction going, get the shipment, you know, send it for to the career and get that sort of thing. So you understand how someone who's got a lot on their plate struggles with it. And you probably had one or two bad experiences and that's what's so important about customer service. Right way, which one off comment, that one thirty two interaction can literally separate life time business. Like it's that crazy. It's you know, and there are so many various forms of customer service jobs out there that people tend to overlook that in the you know, marketing, finance, law, like all those branches of business, custom experience is the you know, it's the ground level stuff, but it's a hundred you can argue, the most important. For that reason, a hundred percent they all faithful. That's why the brands are where they are, because you just old, consistent, reliable. If it's late, it's a daylight, not next semester. You know, like you get it. So it's totally human, like it's you don't have unders about it. Yeah, and I don't feel bad, I just I find it interesting, because I find that interesting. That how like you know, knowing what I do and the things that I do, that's probably one of the reasons why I don't because I know what it goes into making people to buy things and how easy it is too sometimes. I mean one of the things what you talked about is I think a lot of the things. Times I realize that its people like familiarity and often have by how many times they see something. So one of the things is that I can probably show you the stats and take screature. So, like one of the stores that I run, right, I realize that people from facebook I have a higher average spent by thirty five percent, right, especially a person who follows you on facebook your brand, right, and then you got something like then you go something like Google, right, where most of you income was come from. Like they'll google something I buy often has a low average spent because those people are new to your brand. And then you got then you got someone who's emailed you right and you spoken to them about something. I'm not talking about like an advertisement email. I'm talking about someone who had a had a complaint or something like that. Right, they end up spending more money because they know you at a like they know the brand person. Yeah, that's wrong. So I found it. I actually this is like a stats and this is probably like some ecommerce secrets that I'm dropping here. But for so businesses will go out of their way sometimes to create a problem where customer has to email you right and they'll reply on average. That does customers any. Resolve that problem in a way where the customer is very happy. Right, normally is first contact. CUENLY SPA small right Yep, that customer is likely to spend up to forty percent more than they would have forty percent. It's a big margin. If you can do that crazy in the same vology. That so sometimes sometimes you ship people's you wouldn't send them a confirmation email just for the sake of it because you want to want them to email it. That's that's something like no straight up. Want to one marketing around. Yeah, crazy. When I used to work in a call center, like I think that they wanted below five minute average called time, but you can regularly get three and a half minutes and that's average time. So you'll get your thirty, forty, an hour long calls. But you need a mental too. I've got so many passwords, I can't remember this. Can you quickly explain this to me? What's this? Details like, how can I how else can I get in contact with you? Whatever else? Marketing, promotion, and it's like you can get this done, done, done that quick and then that gets people are coming back. They know all right, you know if I call this number, if I email or live chat. I really write. Live chatters one of the best ones because it gives people the confident to reach out. A lot of people are hesitant if it's a phone number and then they expect a long period of time with an email. Right, live chats like that, middleman, it's really good. I write it. Yeah, best modality is less maintenance. Yeah, exactly. One of the tip one of another things that I found was I not talking about bad customer service. Right. So, and social media is good too, but there's kind of like a still like a unprofessional nature to it sometimes, and it's just...

...treading the fine line, I guess. Yeah, all the once again, if you're trying to get the spend up, you'd want to talk to them through social media more likely. Yeah, it's a different, different, different game. What different goals? One things talking about bad service. Right at the moment, I'm trying to speak to my university, right on them, university and more named them. Right. So you an example of horrible service. Right. So I emailed them. I said, Hey, this is what I'm to do. This said, okay, great, you just need to apply for this thing. Right. I said, okay, cool, how do and then I email back and they go back to me after three days. Bass me the UDI. Yeah, I type it in the box. Yeah, so this is so funny. Right. So, so keep in mind my semester was about to start in two weeks ago or week ago, right, so I need to really get written. I really needed to get this sorted before that. Right. So listen. Yeah, so I apply. I said send an email. I said, Hey, can we get like a what do I have to do? I need to do this, and they said after three days they go back to me. They said Hey, great, you'd have to apply. No worries, I thank you for your email. You have to apply for this. And then I said basically just said, hey, you have to fill out the apply for this and no other information. Right at the bottom say you know, let us know if we can help anything. Blah, blah, Blah Blah. And then I replied back, sank I, thank you, thank you for email. Please let me know what is the process to apply for this thing, right, and they said great, no worries, you just have to send us the email and they gave me the email address that I was emailing on. Right. I said, hey, just have to email this and apply for the thing. I wrote back and I wrote the I was like, how do and then when they say how to apply for it, he's just said send an email to this add that's just up. So just stating that that's what you want. Right, I said, that's very easy. I just wrote an email. So keep in mind every time my email didn't get back to me after three days, right, yes, been almost to almost. This isn't going for two weeks now. So and then they and then I wrote the email to that. They replied saying, Hey, we can't approve this because you need to apply for this, and I was like, what the fuck? I'm so confused. I said, said took a screen shot and I send it back. I said, but you said send an email to this, to this address, to apply for this. Right, and they wrote back to me. I ready. They said, Hey, as we said in the previous email, you just need to apply for a please send an email to the following address. I was so fucking confused. and was it the same person? Do they say different, different people differently? Yeah, that's a problem and at now I'm still waiting on too having back from them. I said, please give tell me the name of the person who has to approve this and where I have to apply for it. So see what happens. But that's horrible customer service. An yeah, not even any set a year. Hear. So it's so I was thinking. I was like, man, is this university for real, like just, I mean, you've got so much money at like your disposable despot dispose, just write. Do you have so much to spoiler money? I supposal. Yeah, you know, you just and you you can use that to like create systems and you've got this incredible it infrastructure that you can use. fucking give me a form link, give me something, right, just how can you give me the same just templated email respond and the worst part was in the last email that I felt I got this little, it's probably hard because it's an email, but I kind of got this little, you know, vibe of like fuck you, like just get off our back sort of thing. That's like what is happening. So anyway, horrible customer service. It's not that. Like. The thing is they can do that because their university. The same reason why the government would never answer your call, because you're bound to go there, right. But as a business you can't do that. So interesting, uh, I remember when I work there and I was to I say to our Tami lader and we, you know, so depend any one who is rostered to do what jobs, that sort of thing. You'd get put on emails and and you'd see when your colleagues say, you know, I can explain this as per previous email, this is the solution, but they haven't gone back two or three amounts to say that we've already said that to him and they've asked another question and it's just a second of work and so like. You don't know if it's just constantly they've got new staff there, if they've just got a massive workload. Maybe the person doing customer services in charge of administration and enrollments, like. You don't know the situations. But that's a service. Principally it's really easy. It's just applying yourself and it's just moder't help it an little too, but people sayings aren't yeah, we're it's just have to giving me the information that you have that I don't. That's all it is, right, and one of the things I found interesting. Right. So, I worked for Education Institute before, right, and I know, right, I know from first and how this all wotes. Right, and and from a university point of view as well. This they may have different people, but even though they may, because...

...most of the questions are very stupid first of all, and a lot of them easier to deal with, right, and there is student management systems that are designed for just dealing with so many of these bombs. It's so easy every like to speaking, just one link, one link to a end. That's all those require. You know, if it's a university, who does has never organized a thinkdop life with that or like a form to AP life with that. Well, God damn, I should probably joining our universities right. Yeah, otherwise. Otherwise, you know, it's just so interesting anyway. And sometimes in new customer will finish it, but I'm like doubling down because I fuck it feel this deep in my my loins. If, like, you've got to use a name, you've got your profile on system, whether it's a university, whether it's a betting site, whether it's a you know, a ECOMMERCE account, if you've done prior transactions, or you've got your record on on system. If you're not quite sure of what the queery means, and this is from a customer service point of view, you can go into their profile and go, Oh, okay, they've done this, they've done that, you know, and it's kind of easy to put two and two together if you're not sure. The incompetency drives me nuts to say, yeah, of for sure, I hear a pat here pout to be the fact of the matter. The fact of the mentor is a lot of people hate their jobs, and that's just yeah, fact. A lot of people have those jobs because they don't know what else to do with their life. Yeah, that's the scary truth and that's why all this shit happens. Yeah, gone, I can. I have heaps of empathy for people in various situations and I very rarely vocalize when I you know, grinds my gears. That old that old segment, but there's times where it needs to be done, because sometimes you're just so stuck in your head that you need to be snapped out of it, you know. Well, I mean, should we? The UESTION is, I mean this is, I guess, a bit of a psyche question, right. Should you have empathy for those people? Because they have a choice? Right? They staying in that job because so they can go out parting on the weekend and make money and then live. Right, I'm okay, maybe some people have to feed their family short, right, I get that. Right, but I've more often than not I find like, you know, you can get the same job somewhere else, maybe you'll enjoy it more. Like why don't you go for the option? But then again, look, you know, this is a talk. I'm sketching surface here, right. I'm talking about people my age with a bitchy attitude, at my at our age, you don't get to have a bitchy attitude because there's two reasons, right. And okay, once again I'm generalizing here. I understand them and people in ever know high was right. The life people, people's lives could be difficult, right. So I'm talking. I'm talking about people who are very healthy, you know, still live with their parents and they're in a job mostly because so they can, you know, afford their you know, life time. So lifestyle mostly to go out parting and all that stuff. Right, and it's nothing wrong with that. But the problem is if you're gonna hate the job only be there for the paycheck, that's a problem. Right. That's a problem because that's you're making my life harder or someone's trying to do something. For example, in this scenario, my life is becoming harder and I just want to do something that I really want to do. Right, I'm enjoying like I'm in a job that I enjoy and I have enough time and energy to still balance the university here, and then you just say making my life harder. And then, you know, someone would say, well, I should be more empathetic and then go, you know, you, you, I don't know. What's going on with the left your yeah, that's true, but, for fuck's sake, like, Holy Shit, like what do I have to do to like get something done here? You know? Yeah, it's not a difficult thing. called. Huh. Yeah, probably could have called. Yeah, I didn't have the time because I was you know, that's that's another problem. Right, this is calling, this commitment. You know, no, it's not. This is a society problem. Right. So I work nine hundred and twenty five right, when I really when I say I ninety five, work from you know, eight hundred forty five through to like forty five six o'clock for almost right most days. So in that time right, if I have to like, let's say, organize a meeting, good appointment, it always has to be in this time right. And I'm most of the time I'm so busy with work that even if I cut say that I have to call someone, I forget to call, like if it's a personal thing, because I'd be focused on work. So I can't do that. But on the weekend most of these places are closed, so I can't do it on the weekend. Yeah, it's a great part. So I always find that interesting that like that structure. Like, you know, let's say, if you have to go to like, I don't know, get your get to go to a dentist, and most enters are only open Monday to Friday. I'd five but happy. Yeah, like, yeah, what, you got to sacrifice times. Yeah, so it's any systems are brought in place to give people the weekend, you know, and it was a good structure that you could have continual business five days a week and good customer service, have the options, but you know it's going to be slow on the weekends where if you're calling out, you know and say it's it, that's it's a desinely like this. And is that? Is that a brought? Is that something that just got majorly miss by clinche's be it was. It was just like what, like is this a loop? Like, you know,...

...there's no answer to that. Like how do you fix that? Well, you take a deal off, but I don't want to take a deal off, you know, like yeah, what about blow doesn't allow me to take a deal off or whatever. Yeah, you know, so most of the time you can, but you go, Oh, you know, you know, even in our service bro like really important like if you know, longevity of your car pays a terrible price if you're five, tenzero, case, consistently over service time. But you went my going to go. Sure, I can do it at home or, you know, I can start late one day, but that's why. So good, just still not a family. Yeahs that. I was like, that's so interesting that this is still a thing. Like no one has figured out a way to make this work. Like, you know, I don't know, maybe like all the service businesses work on the weekend and like all that. You know, you know, like all the merchandises in this is work on week day. Yeah, every end. Yeah, is there a solution to that? You know, like, I don't know. have as restaurants. They're certainly busy during the week and but they have small pockets of time. Lunch time for business is that sort of thing. Their weekend is their big business days. So makes sense for them. And then makes sense that mechanics and tax accounts are not open or one weekend because they're doing the bulk of there is like think about going to see a tax agent. That's a same that's right. You know, it online facilitates that much better, but you can't get your service online. Fair car until we all have testlast, but that's another story for another day. Yeah, you can just get a service in. Or is just moving enough? Yeah, just the open of that are on the customer Serfa test one start. I just turn it on off. But a brilliant or I will. Talking about all these things, we've stayed off the topic of fire, which is so easy to talk about, which is the coronavirus at hand. Just quickly, one thing on a stand. We Wan't going to this right. God Damn. That's all I wanted to say. Seventy percent. N Holy Shit, seventy percent of people getting at the moment it's, I think, eighteen percent of people who've been fully vaccinated. So at the current rate, twenty percent. Is that what it is at the moment? Yeah, I think it's about fifty percent for the one shot and twenty or so for boy. Twenty so, so, twenty percent. You know, I puts the twenty percent people who've been vaccinated. So this vaccination program has been going on since I want to say fat BOOT or March. That's when I really had to ride ups the right for people that are non frontline workers. Yeah, so it took it took six months, almost six months to get eighteen percent of people laccinated. And I think, to be honest. But in saying that right, and I can't some numbers that the day because under trust the government. Right, I do think certain things are right, but I don't trust the government. So I did some current some numbers. I it came to me. I was like okay, at the moment, so you go. I did. I did some predicted little some calculations, right, based on what the percentage of increase are. So Sydney's cases, I think we'll probably hit a thousand, if not shy of thousand. Right, probably go thing, and I think the peak will be probably around close to end of August, right, and then they'll come down fairly quickly by September, by any even number. Thousand per day. Yea, in a day, probably. I think they'll probably they hate the big number, right, thousand numbers, a thousand cases in a day. I think after that they'll start coming down fairly quickly. That will be when five hundredzero people get tested. Yeah, because that's the right it is at the moment. Those two hundred and ten. Yesterday I was a hundred tenzero tests. Yeah. So when it gets to a thousand, it will be five a's and tilts. I mean they we had to thirty nine years and then when we had to thirty nine cases, that was like out of Seventyzero cases on. Yeah, so it's not exacts. Yeah, that's not yeah. So I think we'll probably get too close to a close to a thousand cases. Yeah, it doesn't seem like that's gonna it's still rising a yeah. So I think after that will dip very, very quickly and then by set that, by end of September, will be like out and about, like there will be nothing. I think about end of September. November will be very good act December will be very good generally. Will Not fine? You don't think so. I think lockdown. Wise they're going to keep him in and until I can end up silver get some more number. They're talking about doing it to the after Christmas. They can't do it to kind of how can I sustain it? You know, I don't know they got afford it, but I mean that's been their dialog the last week. They've been bumping. What is it? What is this? Seven billion dollars a week into New South Wales. Right. More than that probably actually I'm getting it wrong, but they're kind of sust there's no where the government can sustain that. Yeah, I don't think it's ever been but it's hundreds of millions. Yeah, but yeah, don't, yeah, don't put it a day. But yeah, yeah, yeah, so I think, yeah, they're consistin there's no where...

...they consist in that, I think. I think by end of September I think will even if there's some cases, they'll open up fairly quickly. Yeah, by November will be flying, no problem. I think that's just difficult because it's like you open up again. You didn't really set up precedence or a number that you wanted to be under. So if you reopen and then a couple of days later than number shoot bets up again, which you think they would, because more people being in around each other, then what? You just don't go back again. Or why do we go back? Last time and they're stuck in with coinsland went into a lockdown again, right, yeah, after five days of being open. Yeah, and Victoria just I was cold the snaplockdowns. And obviously it doesn't happen that way because more people have already been infected. But particularly when it's on the community. So it goes on for a month. So it's like turning off. I actually have a great analogy for a right. Cricket always so back in the day, especially when you had an official umpire, when it starts raining, right, the umpires wouldn't go off. As soon as we start to feel like sprinkling. They would let it come down again, because once you go off because of rain, it has to completely stop, and that's insurance purposes, right. So that's sort of let it go if it's passing good. If starts raining hard, will come off, but as soon as you go off because of a little bit of rain, it has to stop. I think covid these numbers are the same. As soon as you shut things down for a few numbers, ten, fifteen, twenty, you have to wait until it's done now, because then you go yeah, and unfortunately we don't live in a society where our leaders can be so open and just honest about everything. They're going to be like, all right, we know there's a risk here, but we got to get things moving again. There's going to be a surge in cases. We're going to watch it closely, but we you know, we need to get the ball rolling and it's not. It's it's this way or that way, and I feel like there needs to be a lot more, yeah, and like dialog because ultimately, in a in this is, you know, getting rolled up again. When you live in a democratic society, the people in leadership are here to service of people, not the other around. You know what I mean? We don't live in China, we don't live in North Korea and like it's an extreme example, but some of the fundamental decisions they're making, even though I actually believe deep down they're doing it for the better amount of us there, they do it public image and just it's outside influences, it's I don't know what it is, but it just doesn't make any sense because they literally destroying people's lives and our chimmit economy far greater than covid has at the moment. COVID get really bad. In Australia we have not seen bad covid, not even close. How is the thing is, this is the biggest thing and this is this is not me talking and then someone here is they'll be like, oh, well, what do you mean? Right, there's this people, actual people who are like, you know, work around the health and there's talking about the size of Australia and as supposed to people. But are, you know, million people, but a cap it or whatever they call right, yeah, right, also, huge, good, massive. Yeah, Massa, India is a mean and where be two thousand and ten. Yes, we're kilometer or whatever. That's right. That's right. Yeah, and so huge. And I'm not even talking about like where no one lives, like, you know, but fuck nowhere's a middle centers. Astraya is uninhabitable. Yeah, even the East West Coast and even even in the Evenno, were like even Goddamn like it takes me, it takes me an hour to get from one side of the city to the other side of the city. Yeah, it's in the city itself. So what do you like? You know, it's so big, like this is room everywhere. Of course the case is like what, you know, the so it's just so weird that Australia can't even control that, like the government got control that. So anyway, want talk to Hims about it? Yeah, that's end there. You know, the Delta Australian. We saw what happened India, in England, and Australia doesn't want to be a replication of that, because that was the world's focus was on what happened there. And obviously we're all terrified. You know, the stories that came out of India were terrible. But, like, this is basic numbers, isn't it? Quality of health, quality of life, the amount of people that live in such a small space, like and and we have, we have just two resources at our finger, tipsy and what I mean our billy to lock people down. I'm so much better because, yeah, forget everything else. Australia has got only got twenty six million people. Yeah, only. I mean think about Austral is. What the might as will be one of the smallest countries in the world. Right, like it's amazing. Are they out there with like population wise, right, like lent is the size of Greater Melbourne, so greater Melbourne region and it's got one point five times of population in Greater Melbourne region. I know, it's insane. And then I was thinking also, someone was telling me the other day and I didn't I was like what they were saying? Germany, right, they got upwards of two hundred and sixty two to sixty million people or something like that. Right. Once something like that right. I don't know the numbers,...

...but someone said to me, go, oh, Germany's the size of just shy of smaller than it's half the size of what was it? No, new southern most or something. You so much because than Germany. I was like, what do you mean? I looked it up. It's something like new something was four times the size of Germany, right, like Hay is yet, you know. Yeah, I think it was a holy shit, that's like fuck, our country is huge. Should's huge, like you as from memo. Yeah, with the size of and particularly with a number of people that live here, right. And Yeah, I'm talking about like, you know, let's not talk about the places that like unhabitable. Even our cities are big and our you know, our like you know, newsuples is huge, like or like how you spread like think about the fact that there's a population habited from like, you know, Katoomba all the way in Sydney and down all the way up to, you know, all the way up to like going towards Newcastle and all that stuff. Right, like you got people spread out and it's very populated. Yeah, yeah, very's yeah, yeah, very evenly spread out, right. HMM. So it seems like. You know, yeah, it's it's insane. It's quite confusing, especially because they not answering these questions that are coming up on their heads. Yeah, you know, think that's what focus on, just shutting down quote unquote misinformation. You know, it's just, you know, it is. It's not. It's bad, like if a lad was doing that in a business. Is like this guy's like taken there. It's rookie errors, you know. And Yeah, better dialog and and I understand that. And it's funny because you know what we're talking about in regards to how people's people, but the words that people choose end up becoming from the commentary of the fight, for example, for the UFC. Yeah, it's exactly a finding, and this is one of the things I found. Right, so many people you talked to, they would use the same words to give you that you they heard from the politics or the the the the general narrative that's being controlled by the government. Yeah, things that you hear, I'd like, Oh, why can't they do it? No, propos it was unprecedented times. Fuck, does that even mean? On present ahead? That's a if they like this, what kin press like all these? No, right, way to do the fuck do you mean? There's no right way? The government had a fucking hundreds of years to fucking plan for this shit. Yeah, so many people. How did you not know then? Yeah, like there was a there was a there was a plague before. There's a black before that. Right, it's been constant in history. I fuck, did you miss that? Like, did you just actually forget to miss that? If you did miss that, okay, cool, will forgive you soon as you forgive me my fucking speeding. Fine, because it was a mistake as well. Up, when it comes down to that, like, oh no, right, it's a full fucking circle, like yeah, you up, it's beating. Fine, but no, I'll talking about I don't think get crazy, because they're gonna have to make earn this money back brow give it as a lot of money helping people live. You know, I can go into another the story that I think I told it about, talk to you about before, or would you like to go into the finance stuff? Yeah, we we can shift over and I was going to mention selling, about the media, and I'm like, we can save it, unless you really want to get off your chests. It's fine. I just got damn, I'll be really quick because I feel like we're in a forty three minutes in the mostly this in the conversation. So, yeah, this finance could wait till then the week. Maybe? possibly. Yeah, possibly, so, unless you just right into right. Did that? Sometimes you side step and then you just step into the convoy like all fuck, like what you mentioned before was like a perfect segue into the influx. I could believe it. I'm like, I know, I know. So what? The one of the things that has happened, right, was I got fine when I moved to knee South Wales, because turns out when you moved to New South Wales, or you intend to move to New South Wals, your this is the key word, intent, right, the key. Your car automatically becomes unregistered right the moment you decide. So you could before him in the morning. You could, you know, in like in, but fuck nowhere. Let's say you know you're in woodn't go right in the boarder and you go maybe, I moved to New South Wales, you cars undergister. That's how it works, right. That's the that's the rule. That's a legitimate rule, right. And you can becomes unregistered. The moment you intend to move. You're driving underdistrict car. Right. First of all, insane rule. Right. Second thing is, so I was driving the car and my Victorian Plate at car, which is keep in mind. I really want to, and I sent your screenshot as well, write of this. My car was registered, right. My car was registered to Victoria for another maybe another fifteen days or something like that, maybe a month. Right. So when I wasn't out of Fredgi? No, no, no, definitely, more so. Badly construed in that message that you got. Yep, so I that you'r you were driving and unregistered, uninsured vehicle. Yeah, so that's what that's what that's what happened, right. So, I and I got my point. They fucking stated it. That's they said. That's it. Actually stated that. Yeah, you know, so this is so insane, right, and this is this is about the government that is deciding our fucking fate here. Right. So, I you know, I got pulled out by the police...

...and they said, Oh, you're driving a Victorian play. The Guy said, yes, I'm, my license is still Victorian as well. I've just said this is my mistake. I said I've just moved here, and he's in he said, all right, put your car aside, your guys undergister, you driving under discuss. Like what he mean? He goes as my car is register. He goes now because you moved to Nie South Wales and you've shown no shown no intention of changing your changing your plates to nisuth wells. I was like, I'm so fucking confused, like this was like I was actually confused. I was like, what is happening? Like I actually didn't think I was doing anything wrong. Turns out I was right, so according to the government. So I got pulled over, I got I got a fine. One fine was for driving unregistered car and the second fine was for not paying, and not paying Australian not paying. Was it state nest or some state tax? Yeah, state tax. Right. So I got two finds, a roughly find, totally up to two hundred dollar, Straw, seventy five right. So for not doing anything wrong. I still don't think I did anything wrong, right, because I and I'll ask you in a second if you think I did any well, you know, I didn't think I was doing anything wrong because my car was registered and I had just moved to New South Wales. You know, I barely was getting settled in because, you know, a because of all this Rowna Shit, you know, just mentally you're so drained and look, you know, looking for a new job, so many things going on, and you know, that was like my I was like, Oh yeah, I'll change my car, because my idea was my regil runs out in about fifteen polly days, I'll change it over. It was perfect, prefect, right, okay, so sweet. And that was the reason why I didn't read register in Victoria, because I was like, I'm moving to need suppose right, yea. So turns out I got fine or indoors, and I said this doesn't make sense and I didn't think I did anything wrong. So I was like maybe this was just a really shitty cop that I got. Let me appeel that right before I move on. Do you think I did anything well in that sense? So for me, once you you know, once you move back home, and for me, moving is once you change your address. So like you're mailing address, your physically living there. I can understand how you need to get your vehicle registered in the state living in, right, but you're expressing that they said to that is once you thought about moving. Yeah, and they implied know all. They stated that your vehicle was not registered there. It's directly less. So just let me give you a little bit more context. I can. I'll tell it. It's bullshit, a hundred percent. But you're young seller. You would have been nice. You wouldn't have been addicted. Police officer. It's just a scumback move. Right. So another thing that right, so this is this is hold, listen to that. My, my, my, my. Was it called Rent Agreement or whatever it is called? Right, my lease rain out four days before I got fined in Victoria. So this is how close it is to me moving to Sydney. Right. So I had basically just moved to Sydney anyway. Yeah. So, so that means like I was still, like it was so I had just paid off my last like, if that makes sense. Right, last my friends. Right. Yeah, so finished round. Right. So, anyway, that's that's a stat aside. Right. So I go fine, and I came back home and I said, okay, let me apply appeal that and maybe see if they can give me more information, at least some leniency, right, or like, you know, some because I said, hey, look, you know, I actually just see being fine bright. Yeah, speed limit put people's lives in danger and you get four hundred bucks. Yeah, right. So I said, Hey, let I don't help me understand this. Like one of the things is I just didn't even know this, this existed, because when I moved to Victoria, right, they said, you have like, I think thirty days or three months or something like that. Right, I can't remember exactly what it was. Right, yeah, but it's a fir chance. That's a good point, right. They you know you have moved there, because you know, and they're like a gray spare day, Gray Spirit, right, and like you know. So as I okay, it's that's fine. So I was like, all right, that's cool. Let me send an email. said, Hey, I had no idea this existed. Second thing is my car was registered, right, like Mike I was registered. Become Mike. I was registered victory rea and Blah, blah, blah. You know how I had just moved in. Is there a you know, is this fine? You know, is there a way that we can look at some leniency, because, like, I generally just didn't know and be that. You know, I don't think this fine applies to me. This is like, you know, because I've just moved here like and I don't think I've literally just moved here. If that was the case, anyone who drives pass and drives in Victoria from Victorian plated car in New South Wales. They cars unregistered, right if they stay here for three days, right, or like a week, because then they're not being fed with the state tax. Right. So, but apparently that wasn't the case. But anyway, so I send an email. They go back to me. They're saying ignored everything I said. We take into account what you said that you didn't know about this. However,...

...this fine still applies because you were driving an unregistered car. I was like, I've just said to you and at the very clearly state is saying that my car was unregistered. Right. So I was like, this is very confusing, because you're not saying that my car wasn't victory south was plated, but you're saying that my car was registered. As I send an email back to think like I was Victorian registered to see what happens. But that's very interesting, right. I thought it was. That was horrible. Patients. Yeah, no, no, yet it was. I thought it was horrible of them to not even read my email and just reply to me and saying, yeah, it doesn't apply to you. So you know, there you go. See this the kind of fucking government that we're paying thirty two percent out of every set that we earn. Yeah, it's crazy right. Yeah, anyway, what stroked something I was wanting to talk about. I was trying to figure out how to fit it in, but obviously, you know, the biggest sporting event going right now got postponed for a year. You know, when the Olympics first started, I thought I was just not the right time. What's going on in the world? Japan we're going through a really high surge just before the Games, even though I think that might have been a little bit of many media manipulation to try to get it postpone. Like anyway, it's weird, but that's regardless. So it's been going on for nearly two or just over a week now and Australia have done really well. Right, like normally we're around top ten, top fifteen overall medals, but we're top FI've meant we're right there, and some events, like BMX, we've just got something and diving, our SOCCO's going really well, like events that we're normally touch and going. We've been really successful then. And like if you look at the top nation right now, it's generally always China, and you know, they just they have a system set up that if you show promise, talent or the ability to perform something at a young age, you'll be training really hard in gymnastics from three or four years old and the government would incentivize you to keep training and keep building. So their system is set up so strong. Like the Olympics for them is so important, like so much money goes into it, you know what I mean. So they're always up there just because the time they dedicate in the fact they've got to be in people right. So they've got twenty one gold medals and forty five overall. With a being population. Japan, home nation, they're going to do well. Their athletes can sleep relatively close to home. Seventeen golds, thirty overall. Good job. The US, three hundred and fifty million people. Sixteen golds, forty five overall. Pretty close there to China. They're always right up there as well massive sporting nation Russia, which is actually really interesting. The last Olympics, close to fifty of their athletes are fifty percent of their athletes were banned from competing in this athletes because they found out there was this massive state sponsored steroid usage and just like so many athletes would disqualified like metal athetic. Pretty what are we? Russia? Yeah, that's it. So they're called the Russian Olympic Committee. Now that's not just Russia, it's the Russian Olympic Committees. So people that hadn't failed a test or whatever else. They've got a hundred, fifty million people, maybe seventy five, because you can take half the athletes right. Ten golds, thirty six. Overall we're ten golds in fifth place. Ten golds twenty seven. So China First, one point two bion people, Japan a hundred and fifty Mien, the US three hundred and fifty, Russia a hundred me and depending athletes, twenty five men, and we're fucking right there, bro So, if our population was even match Japan, five times all we had here, if you go off the numbers, would have you know, thirty forty golds. Would have fifty, sixty, seventy like it's just amazing. Obviously Australians love their sports and you know there's great systems from a young age that you can train in almost any sport and you can get really great coaching and society really encourages to do a well. Like if you you know like the USC for example, Taie to EVA, so he's fighting the heavyweight division at the moment. He's from mountrow it. The whole country gets behind it right, like people really love it. So you're incentivized not just through opportunity but also encouragement. So stray does that really well. We have the system set up, but we're just fucking dogs, Bro. We just don't quit and it's so amaking to see country as small as what we are competing on the grand stage, literally the Olympics, which is, you know, the most international benstitions in the World Cup, more than everything, because it's nearly every country. My favorite part of the Olympics is every every cycle, you've learned a new countries like fuck, I didn't know they existed, Wazakstan and Quickstan, you know whatever else. But yeah, so just shout out to those. He's like we've done hope. We generally do pretty well, but this year something special. It's but swimming or was one of US strongest, like we're second to only the US, which is amazing, and the track and field as an even started, which could give us a whole bunch more as well, which is just fucking amazing. So yeah, shout out to shout out to all these. He's over there doing the damp thing. Fuck. Yeah, we think, and Bro we're ahead of Great Britain. Those slummy dogs England joined up with Scotland, Wales and Ireland to create Great Britain. So that's...

...fucking for countries and they still can't even beat US three. You know, people, you know the funny thing is right, you're the funny things at the end of the amount that we're coming week. One of the funny thing about and earn is is this suck at everything. Right, they created cricket and they can't even win a fucking game with greet so it's very funny and I think it's probably be good. I tell you what it is. Australian, Australian country as itself it is. It's a very athletic country, like a lot of doite and like when I when I say the very athletic country, you look at us. Posure is real shit, Bro lest so yeah, hundred I think you know a lot of vitamin D and then probably has a lot to do with the fact that, like you know, you got us that Australians overall, like you know, days, if you go to go to a room right out of ten people you'll find that three of them are play some sort of sport. Yeah, and one of the one of them play for like a you know place district cricket, one of them's an yere representative and, like you know, they always just seem to be very good at what they do. And that's what I always find. That really an acting like it. Ninety percent, like I think more than half of ust really can swim and seem really good, only because not time, but surrounded by good bye. See, you know. Yeah, that's right. So I think that's it. That's interesting as all. So it's a very healthy, healthy nation. I mean just in back I was speaking to sorry to cut you off, I was trying to think what his name is, frank I used to work with him at the airport and he was a massive soccer fan. I was speaking to him about the cricket even Olmpicas it soccer, and he is like, you know, you guys do have really great teams, but why is it? Why do England go through periods where they're really good and then they suck for a long time and they come back and he's like being over there and like they've got all the system set up that Australia does, through schools, through universities, like you can play sport wherever you go, but leadership and like coaches and, you know, presidents of sporting organizations, they're all old bastards. So in Australia you've like the head coach of one of the head coaches of a swimmers twenty six years old, you know. so He's constantly evolving. The sports are constantly evolving, getting new perspectives. You obviously need people that have the experience to get there, but you need that new blood to be constantly changing thing. And he just said England, like a lot of our rugby union, like just the old boys from the S Rd's a still linking around. It's like fuck off, you know. I think, and especially because that's a societal thing as well, I think like we almost have a problem with authority respect sometimes. You know, that's a that's interesting. I was that's never afforded that until we brought that up. Yeah, and that's probably a big thing. Why? Probably mixes more to letic anyway, because it's probably anything athletic is technically against the Status Court. So that's probably a you know, major both shot in that right. And then you got the fact that, you know, often older people you'll finding like, especially in American movies your way, see there's like old coach so teaching people out of play. You know, you know if or was it call NFL, whatever it is, right, yeah, in his sweating and he's just like let's get it boys. Yeah, yeah, you know, Stella, it's a lot more younger. But I find and I find the interesting. Sure, the experience is really important, but it's not the experience that wins people the game's right, it's more social one factor, you know, one factor is more so a lot of it is the will and, you know, yeah, lust of winning along. It's you know what, guys, people, it's got interesting. I think it'll be. Yeah, just a constant, you know, efforts to be continually improve and doing things new and differently, like the sport evolves and like even so, the guy, he's the unit sessor for my exercise psychology unit at Southern Cross and he's done a couple and he's twenty eight, he's got his PhD, but he's like the president of Football North North Coast as as well as which is like a three hundred colo kilometer radius, like he is in charge of athletic development, like and he's been given those opportunities because he's shown he has the initiative and you know, he's a critical thinker and all these sort of good traits, and so that sort of society we live in. Like one of the N L coaches like thirty four years old, like this, players that are older than him. You know what I mean. So it's it's a good time, I guess. Yeah, it's a good time for sure start after those. He's looking forward to forward a few more gold in there. I think few more the bretegulds and we must have had made to find them at it is the paint, the entire thing. Can I just say that is just forks got Damn Shah. So freaking she's yeah, good on. He forming his gold as well. You'll see her on some TV ads. Yeah, so her mum and dad were both Olympians. The first eventually was in the Canoe Salon. I know was the Canoe Kayak. It's just a slightly different vehicle. They've got to go through the course. So she got silver in that and her dad was commentating as she was doing it. Crazy, I just imagine that emotion. But he was a really...

...hard on her as he was like telling, telling the audience when she was like screwing up and just like I missed up there. I'm like, you know, think about that. They give it up business, right. Yeah, right, still have part of her coach and her dad, which she's a French. She was a French athlete. Yeah, wow, and then she end up winning gold and smashed the gold when it was really good. But yeah, it was just interesting that dynamic and a lot of the athletes not not surprisingly come from they have the genetics of their parents, but they also have the discipline, the direction. It's not like you're just going to go play sport. If you're show some talent, do you actually want to do it? Right, bank, we're training five days a week for this shit. You know, sir, and I mean a massive little, I didn't. What's the word monumental? There? That's the word monumental moment for us today. Abe took her first proper steps just over an hour ago. And like, I don't want to be the parents going to force her to do anything she doesn't want to. But if she and she's already so strong and she's got like this massive calves of like might, if she's good at something, we're we're training like a mother, fact, because I was dog shit at sports, or took me a long time to get good. If she has a real natural ability, like her mum actually did, like shy. It was an amazing swimmer as a kid day. If she had a more supportive dad she could have gone on to pretty good level I. and she's just talented. So if she abby has that, might you know? I have a question for you. Right, twenty later, we might. We might, hearts said. Hopefully, you never know. Olympics. Did you know that much Shallott? Yeah, I did. I didn't know you would summer right. I was thinking, though, there's I just have a question. So this is kind of completely side step that connosation. quickly. Yeah, but this is something that you said kind of reminded me of the right. Do you think the fact that we both suck at sports? Right, but we've always loved sport. Right. Yeah, we both suck the cent true, right, but I love sports as much as the next dude or people who like much more anyone who plays right or people are really good at it as well. Right, but I suck, right, I really saw and you know, some of it I can get for it. Seventeen years. It's sacked. Some of it, some of it I can blame my genetics, rightly, because I can go all like it's much harder for me to drop body fat, but it's also easier for me to gain strength whatever. Right. Well, all that's different, right, but I wonder if some of some of it has to do with that. We just really undisciplined dudes. Yeah, yeah, you know like what I did. Like, for example, shallot, like if she's really good swimmer, she sounds like someone who would have put it like putting a lot of effort. What she was befalling after school for yeah, five days, so right before. Seems like if it was like me, I would be like halfassed some yeah, you don't said they look I find a way to halfast, if that makes sense. Myst definitely, and that's where you need like kind of not to the parents. My parents were always so supported, but they needed kind of the mindset of what that is to like all right, we can actually train this thing and then actually paying the money to have a coach, like as a young person, to see so on once a week, like if you got in the next with a proper coach one hour a week and just focus on the cover drive, focused on watching the wall whole way, like you want to, just progressed massively and and some people would just fucking built different. You know, some people just natural deals and we're not. Like for me, for me very it was very much like. I think one of the reasons I found like I know why, for example, take, for was cricket for example. Why. I know, I know why I wasn't good at cricket. Right do first thing is. First thing is whenever I did anything in my life, I got really shitty hand I coordination are really I just can't pick things up. Yeah, it's a weird I've always known. I've struggled with it. I knew that my reaction time wasn't fast. I just knew it. I think I'd probably a little bit similar. Yeah, there was. They'd be these random days where I was on. I'm like, oh my gosh, but I could never like it was rare, you know, yeah, yeah, I think what my mind was more mental because actually, yeah, mys momental. One of the things is like whenever I done, whenever I do something right, the moment I start doing it, a first of all, my goal is I'm going to reach the end of this like think, like I don't think about just playing cricket for playing cricket right. Yeah, thing is that works against me and for me. Right, for sure, if I keep doing that thing, I'll probably end up becoming the thing that I want to do. Right, the two things that happen. I progressed very quickly right in certain things, and other things I don't progress at all because I'm not willing to take the thing for what it is. I wanted to be there, like for up, too far ahead. Yeah, own blue with podain result, as I don't play for Australia. That's how I was going right, which was like, you know, it kind of says my ambitions for everything, like that's what I've done. Like, I remember when I started Djing Right, I said said to myself was like Oh, I started easing. I'm like, I gotta playing Tomorrowland, like, you know, this is the lack of sure. Thing was I actually feel really good. You know, it hard became very good and I played a lot more. Like it was like in it went from like, you know, let's say today, I said I want to be a DJ in three months time I was like Dj as and I'll be a rite. It was so it became very quickly became very good. However,...

I did realize if the biggest thing was I wasn't willing to give up the other things. Yeah, the sacrifice, the sacrifice. I was never was doing that. I was never willing to give up, let's say, my business, my jobs and stuff to just do that with same thing with you know, same thing with cricket. I was never willing to give up anything else. Yeah, that's probably a major play, even though, yes, I always got to come along that very naturally. It's not even a choice. You give up and some things that you really want, like you really want to be a good creaer. That's just not on our cards, you know. Yeah, it's not a guys. I I also definitely dealt with a lot of anxiety with it or all like for sure, the most nervous I've ever gotten my entire life is batting, like the leading up to batting, and it used to. I used to like sabotage opportunities or I'd get out there and I just wouldn't be able to focus because I was scared and I'd get out because I was like anxious the times when I could be relaxed. It definitely was a game changer as well, but really interesting. Like my first or Second Year of coaching, I felt so much more comfortable and I was able to still analyze the game and I knew a lot and you can still understand and teach the fundamental movement patterns without being a demon yourself. You know what I mean, like I'm not going to go and coach a professional team because I'm not at that level, but you could. You could teach high level kids, even kids that are better than you, like I was coaching on the squarters of the team were better crickets than I look, but I could still see certain behavioral patterns or just technical flaws that were doing with their batting, bowling and fielding. That would help him, and sure I could demonstrate it on a slower level, but there they bowl quicker, they back, they can hit the ball further, they're more explosive, like they had all the attributes but like as a coach I was able to still be beneficial to them as well, and a lot of those guys dealt with like old men as coaches, so it was kind of cool for them to have an eighteen year old coaching and you know, I felt like they all got better, you know what I mean? We all got better at through the year and they all all their parents. You don't listen to the kids because they tell you what they want to hear. The parents, some of the parents that are really honestly like yeah, you really help. So that was good. Yeah, that's an keep boxing now, like I'm act sure I've got one functioning foot and I'm a little bit slow and I'm all right, it'sparring and that sort of thing. But like, for how much I've trained and how well I do against people that have been training less or me, I know it's going to come to a point where I'm at the back of the line again. I'm actually enjoying my time at the front. It's probably the first time life I've ever had it. But like already I'm starting to gravitate towards the coaching like way more than the practice of it. Now, I yeah, which is cool. Yeah, for sure. What do you call it? I was just going to say I was always thought about this. I think this is kind of in regards to getting nervous. I always thought but I were, I was in the nets. I'm like, fuck, my different past than that's like and like you literally were ment. We went to the great tryouts and you are fucking slap and cants around like you always struggled with the medium paces because you had to. You weren't just reacting. Your reactions were pretty good at the paceball and I was always like you were a lot better than me that the quick bowlers. But yet you get out of the middle and it's just whatever. I else. Yeah, it's all. It was always a slow ball. As that got way, I think with the bigause it is so fucking ambutient. Glad the n the color of the part is, let me do it. There's always a slow ball. They got me. But of fasts, like even probably defensively, like you probably weren't dedicating enough time for the first file of ten overs, of just getting used to the conditions. You wanted to play your shots early. Yeah, and that can be beneficial sometimes, but when you you know, if you're good at facing quicker bowlers. You need to be batting top of the order because that's where they're going to be. And about top of the order, you need to be willing to acrifice minutes to get in. And Yeah, we're a little bit, definitely impatient. So boy field as well. Used to fucking jarge the boarder fly pass. Yea, but that's little bit that great. Actually took it Lynwood Park in the slips off bloody what's his name? Convert his name, Indian Fella, and he's in a six. snashed the out, flew off the edge good time. So that was good team we had there. It was good. It's good. I want to play cricket again, but yeah, me too. It's the I was thinking about it, but then another thing came up. Funny enough, we're just talking about this, another thing came up. The agent I used to have for Djing. He kind of approached me and he said, Oh, you know, you want to play again. I was like all fuck, that could be good money on the side and lots of fun to you know, in the coming in there, in the coming months. So I don't know. Now I'm torn between other playing cricket or Djing. Again. But fuck, Djing would be so much fun. Oh, sorry, yeah, that's it. Blank cricket would be so much fun. Totally you get here, Hey, yeah, be she's going to known. Oh, that's good. Every gonna be in the background. We were only doing this audio. So that's all right. That's it. Good. Took your first steps today, didn't yeah, yeah, so exciting. It's amazing. Right. But yeah, I think that just getting back in around it, coming...

...back a little bit old, a little bit wiser, getting that competitive juice is flowing again. Yeah, it wasn't totally recommended the yeah, looks I've got a big voice. We know who's going to be next guest on the podcast. They know it's all sorted. She's going to take over the damn thing. Man, that's exactly what. Yet. And Yeah, but who does he play for? Who doing want? The guy is DJ mate. I'm saying. The guy asked me. He's used to be my agent back in the days when. so he approached me saying, Hey, you want to come stop playing again? I was like, yeah, this sounds good. Who's I was like, yes, sounds good. Let these run on, things finish up, so I might stop playing again. So I don't know. It's hard choice to decide, as you had it set on your heart. First I and then this camera. We get like yeah, so I don't know. It was. It seems hard. But like the good thing is like it's like it's the money is so good for like three, three hours of just hanging out at a bar something right, it's just still good to pass up. Like you know, you got five hundred bucks, with three hundred would you like, yeah, it's too good. Yeah, and so that fun too. It's a lot of fun. So, but creep, were going to come back hard, to come back charge, and you know, that's exactly right. So that's kind of the plan. I will see what happens. I think I'll probably end up going Djing, but maybe next year go back into cricket or something like that. It was level. Yeah, it's also hard. It's hard because so many people I played cricket with I don't play cricket anymore as well. Like you said, I would say that's hard as well. Go somewhere hard. Go somewhere new suthling. Go for a great cricket this time. Straight straighty. Go Up to the first great captain yet wady Dave Mat I top of that. You I go. Obviously, if you're still living in the area, you want to play close, but I play for St Mary's. It's something I would I will. The thing that I'm looking forward to about cricket it is just a new environment. And don't get me, I love, Love the club and everything else, but just just new experiences and new pathways and new friends and knowing the same people. They still treat you a certain way. You can shift that very quickly. Get just going to a new situation, you know. I mean it's everything's in life. You know, one of the things that I always say this is all you know. I say all you never get rid of the person that you're in school because people treat you. Yeah, exactly, think club deal still that. Oh yeah, it's like, Bro, you don't know me, you don't know the Shit I you have no idea, like you know. So it's always interesting. Yeah, yeah, anyway, but this has been any before, my third before. Yeah, that's it. This has been interesting podcast. You know, I've been a lot of fun, little lots of fun, kind of a good conversation. Got A lot of our checks, just mad catch ups. there. That's it. So we'll call it grind my gears for my said, yeah, let's do it to see the State Department. That's been State Department and Gladys Burrow Jo clan and her accomplices. So you know, hope you have aage me her last name. How do you say it? Gladys Bard, you clean, Barad you clear, bear a your clean. Yeah, there you get glad is very glavisly and let's very quckly. Can you say a five times quickly? Gladys Bury, your quien. Ladis bury choking, ladis bury chockling, gladys bad Cho Queen. What about yield it? Gladys Very Cho clip. Right. Yeah, we have a nailed. It was lucid in my head. Glad this brush. So this has been the cover. Dum His podcast, the clever also known as the Gladis Brod Choquin Podcast, episode number twenty nine special guests. It was was premier. Let us birds. You agree. Let's end it like that. A baby sweet. Do you want to wrap up with shout? Rap Up? Yeah, you don't the today, buddy sweet. Let's do it all right. Well, this has been a great episode. Thank you for joining us if you have made it this far. This has been the clever dume is podcast episode twenty nine. We're almost up there. Till thirty, so that's going to be three big three. Thank you for listening. Check us out on the clever dummies podcastcom website and the clever time he's podcast on Apple, podcast, spotify and all of the above channels, wherever you get your podcasts. Give us follow, give us a writing a comment really would help. We definitely appreciate it for sure. Well, that ready, have a lovely night or morning or afternoon. Stay safely, yeah or evening, stay safe and make sure you think twice about every USA. Amen to that.

In-Stream Audio Search

NEW

Search across all episodes within this podcast

Episodes (33)