Bekkah is a business owner and a serial entrepreneur, and her sister Ruthie, is a financial coach. She's certified through Dave Ramsey. Now, they both love fun and talking about business. You can hang out with them on their podcast called Business Talk Sister Gawk, where they demystify all sorts of business topics, so you can try it yourself.
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Higher Education Webinar – https://screwthecommute.com/webinars[04:19] Tom's introduction to Bekkah and Ruthie [06:47] “The Human Bulldozer” [08:54] Ruthie is the detail person who can clean up your dirty light switches [10:35] Chicken Nugget bracelets? [11:31] Redhead gatherings [13:12] Two sisters that do fight [17:42] Entrepreneurial as kids [20:22] Business tips for their clients [27:03] Sponsor message [30:18] A typical day for Bekkah and Ruthie and how they stay motivated
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Episode 386 – Bekkah and Ruthie
[00:00:08] Welcome to Screw the Commute. The entrepreneurial podcast dedicated to getting you out of the car and into the money, with your host, lifelong entrepreneur and multimillionaire, Tom Antion.
[00:00:24] Hey, everybody it's Tom here with episode three hundred and eighty six is Screw the Commute podcast. I'm here with Bekkah and Ruthie and I'm trying to remember I think I met them in witness protection program because I have no idea what their last name is. They are actually sisters and they're all into entrepreneurship. So I'll have to call my probation officer and find out what their names are, if they'll even tell me. But anyway, we'll talk to them in a minute. So how would you like to hear your own voice here on Screw the Commute? Well, if the shows helped you out at all in your business or giving you an idea to start a business, we want to hear about it. So visit screwthecommute.com and look for a little blue sidebar that says send a voicemail, click on it, talk into your phone or computer. Tell me how the shows helped you. And don't forget to put your website in there so I can give you a big shout out on a future episode of Screw the Commute. Now make sure you grab a copy of our Automation eBook. This book we sell for twenty seven bucks, but it's yours free for listen to the show and just one of the tips in this book, folks. One of the tips. We figured it out. I'm not just making this out of thin air. Just one of the tips has saved me seven and a half million keystrokes. So these are this whole book is full of stuff that allows me to handle cut customers and contacts with lightning speed. I've handled up to one hundred and fifty thousand subscribers and forty thousand customers without pulling my hair out using the techniques in this book. And it's yours free. So check it out at screwthecommute.com/automatefree and grab a copy while you're over there of our podcast app. Put us on your cell phone or tablet and take us with you on the road at screwthecommute.com/app.
[00:02:21] Now, I have been living a lifestyle business online since nineteen ninety four, probably before our guests were even born or they're in diapers at least, and it's just one of the greatest business I've ever been in. Forty four years of formal business. This is by far the best. But guess what, people are suffering now. They're hurting, they're losing their jobs. Their kids are, they have to quit their jobs because their kids are home doing, you know, trying to learn distance learning. And it's also almost impossible for little kids to really, you know, learn well that way. Well, guess what? If you could sell from home legitimately, you wouldn't have to worry about that. So I don't worry about it. My students don't worry about it because we can legitimately sell from home. So about twelve years ago, I decided to formalize this in the form of a school. It's the only licensed, dedicated Internet marketing school in the country, probably the world, and it teaches the hard core skills that every business on Earth needs. So you're not stuck with a four year, you know, super amount of debt and then you get your MBA and you're competing for jobs at Starbucks. No, that's the way it is now. But it doesn't have to be there because as a young person in your life, you can you can give them a scholarship to this school and then they won't come home and live in your basement. They'll have their own money and they'll have an actual career with that's in high demand. So check it out at IMTCVA.org. It's certified to operate by SCHEV, the State Council on Higher Education in Virginia. But you don't have to be in Virginia because you can legitimately study from home. And it's more obvious than ever that you can legitimately work at home now. So check that out a little later. I'll tell you how you can get a scholarship to the school if you're in my mentor program.
[00:04:20] All right. Let's get to the main event. Bekkah is a business owner and a serial entrepreneur, and her sister, Ruthie is a financial coach. She's certified through Dave Ramsey. Now, they both love fun and talking about business. You can hang out with them on their podcast called Business Talk Sister Gawk. We've got to find out where that name conference came from, where they demystify all sorts of business topics. So you can try it yourself. Bekkah and Ruthie, are you ready to screw? The commute?
[00:05:00] Yeah, I guess.
[00:05:06] Well, see, I was checking to see if you actually. Listen to any of my episodes, because we always start that way.
[00:05:12] I wasn't sure if it was like a like a stutter or something or if you intentionally did that.
[00:05:19] Totally intentional.
[00:05:21] Yeah, I can. On this audio, I can see you blushing already. So. So my biggest question is, who's older?
[00:05:29] I am. Who's that. Who's I.
[00:05:33] That's Bekkah.
[00:05:35] Yeah. I'm going to have trouble keeping track of you to this time.
[00:05:38] Maybe I should turn it back to so I don't care which one of you does it, but tell me what you're doing now. And then we're going to take you back to when you were little girls and and see how you fought it out then.
[00:05:52] Yeah. Bekkah, you go ahead and take it away. OK, so I'm a marketing consultant.
[00:05:57] I've been doing that for a while, but I also love other businesses.
[00:06:02] So I've dabbled in a couple other ones as well as like looked at different ways to sell online and retail and Etsy and everything, few and far between anything you you stuck with or you just try them out so that you can report them to your listener.
[00:06:19] Well, I do.
[00:06:20] Recently I've been doing a lot more looking at like how to help businesses with return on investment in the marketing consulting specifically around, almost like understanding and keeping marketing agencies accountable if you subcontract that and then also how to access capital so that whatever you're investing in, it's a better return on investment.
[00:06:47] Mm hmm. Now, I did see both of you on video before we we got on the podcast.
[00:06:53] And neither one of you looks like a bulldozer, but you're known as the human bulldozer. So what's that old.
[00:07:01] I can I could tell you a whole lot of information really quickly and lots of different ways that you can strategize going about something. And it usually feels like after you've talked to me, you drink from the fire hose and you need to take a breather.
[00:07:16] I've learned to do a lot of aha aha. And then process later.
[00:07:22] So you can speak it like one hundred and eighty words a minute with just the two fifties that was.
[00:07:30] All right. Ruthie what's your story.
[00:07:33] So I am a financial coach like you had mentioned and I work with people on there more the day to day financial things like budgeting and long term planning. And I don't necessarily pick out the specific investments that you should be placing your money in.
[00:07:51] But I would direct you to people that have the wherewithal to be able to give you really guided instruction on that. And so I just focused a lot on behavioral finance and I love it. I love working with people and seeing lives changed. I led different classes and collectively to date, I've helped people pay off over one hundred and fifty thousand dollars in debt. Which is. Yeah, it's been it's been a cool journey to kind of walk through that.
[00:08:18] And and I just wanted to say like a totally undersold felt like that is one of the most driven people I have ever met in my entire life. She's seriously like and she's always working on like twenty thousand different projects and just. Yeah.
[00:08:33] Is always looking for ways to connect people to do amazing things and has seen a lot of success in other people's businesses because directly because of what she does for them.
[00:08:43] Well, I think that's why you each wrote your opposite's bio on your website. So but Ruthie I hear that you do some freelancing and I was thinking about hiring you, you know, as long as you'll travel, you know, because you've got to come to Virginia Beach.
[00:09:03] But my light switches are all dirty and I really need someone to clean up so thoroughly what I'm talking about there.
[00:09:16] Tell him what I'm talking about really is the detailed person in our relationship. Like I am like a visionary and I get everyone on the train and I'm like, there's a flood. Come and get on the train.
[00:09:28] These the person that's like, oh, but this person needs a little bit more time. Would you like some water?
[00:09:34] Can I get you something else? And so she's like very detail oriented and sometimes so detail oriented that she'll call me and say the light switches were just so dirty.
[00:09:44] So I went around and cleaned all the covers and just like, oh, OK. And that's just like one example of that. I call it productive procrastination. If there's something really big, I have to get done. You better believe I'm going to find some ridiculously detail oriented project that I'll be working on for four hours and then be like, oh, I really should advance on this other project, but I suppose that I get it done. But I find a lot of comfort in that.
[00:10:11] Yes, yeah, that's that's good if you're doing it for comfort. I mean, it is it is seriously a problem with some really analytical people because they will get consumed on a project that's not paying back that much.
[00:10:26] And that's what Bekkah and I are. Good PR. because she keeps me moving forward. She's like, that's not that important to do this next. I'm like, you go in Anyang.
[00:10:34] They call that so.
[00:10:35] So, Bekkah, what if Ruthie is not going to come help me out with my light switches? I was a little bit hungry after the show and I'm wondering if you could send me some of those chicken nugget bracelets that you've been working on so far.
[00:10:54] You decided what did you want to do, like make a chicken nugget bracelet competition?
[00:10:59] That was Ruthie's idea because the implementation piece. So I had to go to McDonald's and the test, test them out and what.
[00:11:09] No, I yeah. So Ruthie's like the person like that, just like oh that would be cool idea. And then she's like telling me about it. I'm like, well if you want to do that you're going to have to make sure that it's Food and Drug Administration approved, whatever. You're going to probably have to do it in a commercial kitchen. You're going to need to do this. And she's like, OK, never mind, I don't want to do that anymore.
[00:11:27] I'll go back to my life. So it's so, so.
[00:11:32] So, Ruthie, I heard something about your kind of person, and I want to check with you, see if you know about it or say it's true, untrue or whatever.
[00:11:42] But you are a a redhead, right? I am OK.
[00:11:47] Now, I heard that they are becoming extinct. Is that true?
[00:11:53] Well, I know that we make up two percent of the population, which is I don't know, that's a small percentage.
[00:12:01] But what you know, the stats show and I also know that they have a gathering of of gingers that go to I think it's Ireland, it's either Ireland or Scotland. I feel like it's Ireland.
[00:12:14] And there seems like there's a decent amount of people who attend that every year. So I feel like if we are dwindling in numbers, they at least congregate.
[00:12:24] Well, where do you have to mate with another redhead to keep the redheads going or what?
[00:12:30] Well, I have nobody else in my family. There's seven kids in our family. Nobody else has red hair, and neither my parents do or grandparents or I have like a great aunt that has red hair.
[00:12:41] So I was just wondering because I was going to offer myself to help propagate the species if if you get really hard up, you know, for I think it's more of a genetic mutation.
[00:12:53] Yeah, well, I'm yeah, I'm I definitely am a mutation.
[00:12:58] You know, it's like an overabundance of keratin or something like that. Like yeah. So that's a genetic mutation.
[00:13:07] More carrots doesn't do it. Yeah.
[00:13:11] So do you two never fight.
[00:13:15] I don't know where you got that idea. You know I ask is a question. Yes. Yes we do. Yeah. Yeah.
[00:13:24] What was the last fight. How often do you fight and what was the last one about.
[00:13:30] So the biggest last fight we had was do together. Do you live together? No, no, I've done that. Oh, you tried that.
[00:13:37] That was too is too many bruises.
[00:13:40] Working together and living together turned out to be a pretty cataclysmic combination.
[00:13:46] Yeah, good thing that I started a business because I couldn't work with her anymore.
[00:13:53] So how often do you fight and what was the last one about?
[00:13:57] So they're pretty few and far in between. But when they do happen, it's usually the it's a collection that's been building for a while and then it just kind of all and back on.
[00:14:09] I are both extreme verbal processors. So it just all of it needs to come out at that point.
[00:14:14] And so then it's just a lot of a lot of things you wish you wouldn't have said.
[00:14:19] Well, let's see that. No, actually all of it's very productive, but it's just at the top of your lungs, very close to one another, as neighbors are looking at.
[00:14:31] And I always tell Bekkah that I would rather spend 40 minutes screaming at each other than ten years of not talking to each other.
[00:14:38] I would so much rather just work it out and be done with it then then let it fester and we don't not talk through it.
[00:14:45] Yeah, OK, well, that's a good idea now. So either one of you married or I mean.
[00:14:52] Yeah, and I'm going to tell you screaming I'll tell you about this last fight that we had because it was memorable.
[00:14:58] This is Bekkah. OK, so actually this is this is like because my husband and I are we've been married for a while.
[00:15:06] And then Ruthie called me one day and was like, I think I'm going to quit school, get a job where you're working and can I move in with you?
[00:15:15] And I was like, oh, yeah, sure. And I can we please just go? I said, I'm moving home. So like, there were some things going on with my mom.
[00:15:28] I was quitting school. And then I was like, I think I would apply for this place that you're working at.
[00:15:34] But she was like, oh yeah, do that and you should move in.
[00:15:38] Does it like you do the old like that was all right, because for the record, I have it right in the middle of the park, a different story anyways.
[00:15:50] So I was like, yeah, I really then she was moving with us, but I don't think she's going to do it. And then she did.
[00:15:55] So that was like, OK, I should have probably asked first your husband, right? Yeah.
[00:16:02] And then so she was with us for about eight months. How many bathrooms you got? We have one bathroom. Oh, my God. Yeah. Let me tell you, our utility bill went up like one hundred dollars a month because of how long her showers are. But yeah.
[00:16:15] So like, we were like like someone was just building and my husband was like, well, you guys need to talk it out because he's very much like a conflict resolver. And I'm like, you don't know you don't know our fights. I'm not we're not ready to talk it out yet. Like we're not ready. And he's like, well, I'll mediate for you. I'm like, you don't even know what you're getting into.
[00:16:36] And so we finally like this. Joel really pushed us to like to have this conversation when neither of us were ready for it.
[00:16:45] And this is this is I mean, from the back story of my dad used to mediate our arguments that he would just my mom was very much you sit in a room and she would just lock us in their issues, like, you cannot come out until this is resolved. And my dad's age difference between you two.
[00:16:59] Five years. Yeah, five years. Okay.
[00:17:01] My dad would just sit there and then just make sure nothing got violent. You just.
[00:17:09] Are you a fiery redhead. Is that what they call. And I would to a fault.
[00:17:15] Unfortunately, I think we both are very fiery, spirited people. But that basically essentially what happened is we yelled at each other. I squashed a chip, some guacamole went all over the floor and a fork got thrown at the wall.
[00:17:32] So. So who paid the extra hundred bucks a month? That's a lot of water.
[00:17:36] I paid rent address. Yeah.
[00:17:43] All right. So take us back to when you two were little. Did you have, like, lemonade stands or why were you entrepreneurial at all as a kid, kids?
[00:17:53] Oh, I definitely was. This is Bekkah. My first my first business I wanted to do was sell candy and baseball games and obviously, like there's a concession stand. But I decided that if I could do right leg to the stand service, just like those guys do back and forth at the big baseball games, I can make more money than them because it's convenience. So I bought a whole bunch of little mini sized candy bars because I really learned that soccer moms and baseball player moms are like more health conscious about getting massive candy.
[00:18:28] Bars and I swore I would do the taken out in handcuffs, right? Yeah, you know, and I would for twenty five cents. How angry I was probably like eight.
[00:18:40] Ok, but they left all of my inventory in the minivan and they all got belted. And that just really taught me a whole lot about inventory supplies and investing.
[00:18:52] I would have just said, see, you got to think outside the box. I said, I have fondue for everybody. Don't see that. A baseball game.
[00:19:00] I think there's a reason you don't see that in baseball games. I guess so.
[00:19:08] All right. So that was a good short term business.
[00:19:14] But you, Bekkah Ruthie, or did you want to hear another story? Who was that? That was my back. Was back. Okay. Okay. Ruthie, did you do anything as a child?
[00:19:24] I was a lot more. I would try to get everybody on board to do something. So if it was like Bekkah was very much I don't care if anybody's going to do this with me, I'm going for it.
[00:19:34] And she would just fall and into whatever she was doing.
[00:19:37] And I was very much like, let's build group consensus, make sure everybody pools their money, and then we go forward with something which led to some also poor investments as a family.
[00:19:53] Yeah, well, yeah, that that happens. So. So are you two actually in business together now or just doing the podcast together.
[00:20:02] So we actually have like a contract agreement with the podcast that is basically it's like 50 percent, 50 percent intellectual property. So like I mean that's kind of where we were like, let's do this together. And then we're actually separate in terms of our businesses. Yeah.
[00:20:23] So I have enormous amounts of information products, but I don't really call it intellectual property because I'm not that product.
[00:20:36] So give us give the folks some tips of the things that you help your clients and what you're teaching with your product.
[00:20:45] Yeah, I really do want to go first. Yeah. So kind of what we focus on.
[00:20:50] I know we've talked about how we are really passionate about entrepreneurship and things like that, but are really what we enjoy doing is meeting people and hearing their stories and how they do, how they do what they do, how they got there and simplifying it to a point that anybody who had an inkling of of that kind of business would be able to say, I know where to start based on the interviews that we do with people. We always ask them who they are and what they do, why they do it, and then what they would recommend to somebody else starting out what we specifically focus on free resources that they have or that they know of to help someone starting out in that specific kind of business.
[00:21:33] So I think, yeah, you got quite an array as woodworking and, you know, other you know, all kinds of different businesses.
[00:21:41] Yeah, right. Yeah, yeah.
[00:21:43] So the reason why we focus on that is because what we found when we were younger, because the majority of the time, if you're an entrepreneur, when you commonly talk to somebody who's an entrepreneur, they had someone in their immediate family that was also an entrepreneur that taught them how to do entrepreneurship. Whereas like when we were younger, I mean, we didn't really have that opportunity as much. And there was always times where I was like, wow, like somebody is like one of my friends was making or growing raising chickens, I should say, not growing them. They'd be weird.
[00:22:16] Yeah. So raising chickens. And then he was butchering them and selling them and I was like, wow, that's amazing. I want to figure out how to make money doing something like that. But I do not want to take care of birds or have chickens anywhere in my life. And so how is there other opportunities for me to make money or try things that I could grow into some kind of business, like how do I go about that?
[00:22:39] And there weren't really any resources for that when I was growing up. And we actually just talked to somebody last night who is like, oh, I'm so passionate about this, that advisers in schools like really don't prepare people to be entrepreneurs. They prepare them to get into colleges. And and that's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's also a huge missed opportunity for a lot of people that that's what they're really good at, is running a business or being able to make something and sell it. Right. So we try to interview a ton of different variety of people on purpose because it's it's sometimes when you think about, oh, I want to own this kind of business someday, it's really overwhelming to think about where even to get started to to find resources for that.
[00:23:24] Now, you actually did have someone in your family that was an entrepreneur because your dad was doing mediation work.
[00:23:35] That's true. You know, I think he chose the commission for that, though.
[00:23:39] Hey, you know, that is a profession. You can interview people about mediation work. And instead of going to court the mediator, you know, sit people down and let them fight it out, you know, without going to court.
[00:23:51] Are you offering your services to us? No, not me. Not I would not dare get in between you two. Yeah, that's probably a good choice. Yeah.
[00:24:03] And I'm kind of glad that you two are so much fun because basically because of Ruthie and the reason this is my mother's name was Ruth and I never liked her at all because I can be there redeeming Ruth.
[00:24:21] Yes, exactly.
[00:24:22] Because, you know, I ran into Ruth or Ruth these very often anymore to the truth. So how'd you get that name, by the way? Because that's not a kind of a modern name for your age.
[00:24:33] Yeah. So, Ruth, my my full name is Ruth Eliza. But everybody always spells Eliza wrong. So I just go by Ruthie, Ruth, Eliza.
[00:24:42] How did you get that one?
[00:24:44] Eliza is a derivative of Elizabeth and my mom's sister is named Elizabeth. So I was named that.
[00:24:50] And then Ruth, I, I honestly I think is just because of the biblical character Ruth, but otherwise I don't know. Is the first three girls are all ours so. Yeah.
[00:25:02] Oh that's right. There's seven people all together. Right. There's a funny comedian on Drybar comedy. It's all clean comedy. Yeah.
[00:25:10] And he says yeah they named me Lemon Jello because my, my mother liked lemon jello so I'm just plain old Tom over here.
[00:25:23] So I'm sure we can figure out some good nicknames for you my friend.
[00:25:29] Well, that was my next thing is since I'm having you on my podcast, you kind of owe me and I don't want to get out of here without getting a nickname. Now, you can follow up later with it, but I have a couple already.
[00:25:42] One is called the prank master from the entertainment company. I had I was telling you about where we custom design practical jokes.
[00:25:50] And the the other one is called the King of Kaching because my email goes kaching when an order comes in. So so you're going to have to you can't use those to go pick up something else.
[00:26:03] Oh, well, thanks for coming down for us.
[00:26:06] You can you can reveal it. I'm going to be on your podcast one of these days so you can reveal it there.
[00:26:11] I am so excited to introduce you as that with no context to you.
[00:26:17] Yeah, dude, everyone on your show are those self-proclaimed nicknames that you know to yourself.
[00:26:23] Well, but the prank master was the name of the company when I we did four thousand custom design practical jokes up and around Washington, DC. And so I think the newspaper when I was written up in The Washington Post or something, they call me the prank master and then one of my mentees for years and just been doing that. People come and actually live in this house with me for an immersion weekend and the things going off all weekend, this cooking noise. And so she said, you're the king of cooking, aren't you?
[00:26:59] I guess I am now. So I kind of caught on. Yeah.
[00:27:04] So we got to take a brief sponsor break. And when we come back, we're going to ask the back end. Ruthie, what's a typical day look like for them and how they stay motivated? I always say that ahead of time so they can think about it while I'm running my mouth over.
[00:27:22] So, anyway, folks, about twenty two years ago, I kind of turned the Internet marketing guru world on its head because guys at my level were charging 50 or 100 grand up front to to teach the stuff that they knew. And I knew a lot of these people that you give them 50 or 100 grand, they'd be hiding out in a snowdrift in Minnesota or something so that they wouldn't help you. They take the money. So what I did is I said, you know, it's it's not fair to try to to small business people treat them like that.
[00:27:55] So I said I'm going to have an entry fee to my program and then a percentage of profits that was capped so they wouldn't be stuck with me forever. So for me to get my 50 grand, they had to clear a net two hundred grand. Well, guess what? People love this idea and they knew I wouldn't disappear on them. And seventeen hundred plus students later, over 20 some years, it's still going strong and it's one of the most unique.
[00:28:22] It is the most unique program, longest running and most successful in the field of Internet marketing. How do I say it's unique?
[00:28:30] Well, you have an immersion weekend in this big estate with me where you actually live in the house for the immersion weekend. We have a TV studio next door where we shoot marketing videos for you, Ed, and put the graphics on send them to you when you get back. It's been running longer than just about anybody since I was been here since the start of the commercial Internet.
[00:28:52] So it's and no lawsuits. Nobody chased me around bad mouthing me because we take care of our customers.
[00:28:59] In fact, I wrote a book, one of my books is called The One Sentence Business Plan. So it's we really take care of people around here.
[00:29:08] And also the other thing that's sad is people at my level won't even talk to you, let alone teach anything. But the whole program is one on one. So you're not lumped in with people more advanced than you when you're lost and you're not lumped with people that are beginners and then you're bored.
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[00:30:19] Let's get back to the main event. Bekkah and Ruthie are here with us from. I think they both live in Minnesota, right.
[00:30:28] Yes, we really do have to think about it. Where do we live? How far away do you live from each other?
[00:30:36] About an hour.
[00:30:38] Okay, so it's not too close where you can fight it out. Good.
[00:30:41] Good. Buffer in distance. Yes.
[00:30:43] Perfect. Perfect. And then Ruthie has to pay for her own shower.
[00:30:49] All right.
[00:30:51] So so, Bekkah, what's the typical day look like for you?
[00:30:57] Well, I think I get up in the morning. I good idea. I thought, you know, I have every morning I start with doing making a list of everything.
[00:31:07] Do you get up? How early?
[00:31:09] You know what? It really depends on the day, because I'm totally a night owl, but the rest of my family is mourning people. So sometimes it's five 30, sometimes it's eight a.m..
[00:31:22] All right.
[00:31:23] So you get up and then you immediately make a list or you go have something to eat or what. What's it like to work out without.
[00:31:30] My coffee is delivered to me very graciously by my husband or he leaves work because he knows that if she tries to wake me up, it's going to be a crappy time. So we use it as a peace offering and then gets in the car and calls me a good idea.
[00:31:49] So that's how I get up in the morning.
[00:31:51] And then we he goes to work or we talk on the phone for a little bit and then I start my day, either either a shower first or I start my quiet time and in my quiet time, then I start making my list as I'm journaling of what I need to get done.
[00:32:06] And the things that are coming to me during that time are what I focus on during the day for the most part. So that really keeps me on track to know exactly what hasn't been done or completed the previous day.
[00:32:18] And then what we're going to what I'm going to be working on for that day. And we actually did a couple of episodes on productivity in the past. So we talk about that a little bit there.
[00:32:27] You write you write out your goals for the day and every day.
[00:32:32] Wow. Discipline. Do you get Ruthie to help?
[00:32:35] You know, she does. She has her whole own process. She she's got her another list, so you can go ahead with it.
[00:32:43] All right. Yeah. Ruthie, what's your story?
[00:32:45] Yeah. So I use something that's called block scheduling. And I we also talked about that in our at our productivity tips how to stay motivated when your or your own boss.
[00:32:59] So kind of how I structure my days in these different chunks so each chunk has its own kind of criteria of what I can do during that time so that I don't get all over the place just because I do get I do get really scatterbrained and like to just dive into the details of something. So then I give myself permission to dive into the details at separate times of the day. So my day usually consists of those block schedules. And you you get up early.
[00:33:29] Do you work out either one, one of your workout for debugging?
[00:33:33] And I work. So I have had I had a mom who's older. I forget Bekkah. I am five years old, I guess five years older.
[00:33:43] Yeah, I wake up and I go and I usually make myself a smoothie, which is fruit and spinach and probably some kombucha. I make my own kombucha, which is so fun.
[00:33:55] And when you get five years older, like Bekkah and Ruthie, you'll forget all about that when you have children.
[00:34:02] It is not that.
[00:34:04] And then my workouts. So because I had major hip surgery a couple of years ago or.
[00:34:10] Yeah. In twenty nineteen, so I try to stay on top of my physical therapy, but because I'm very busy I'm always doing something.
[00:34:17] I try to incorporate my working out throughout the day. So if I'm brushing my teeth I'm doing squats.
[00:34:22] If I'm like putting away the dishes, lunches, we got to have a visual of that.
[00:34:30] Do you make your toothbrush in sync with your squats?
[00:34:37] No, I don't get meticulous with it, but. Okay, yeah.
[00:34:42] So that's kind of how my my workout routine goes.
[00:34:48] No, I want to hear some more of those things, like how your workout while you do other things.
[00:34:54] Yeah, I don't know. I guess it's like I say go for work I work with throughout the day. My full time job is to work with financial advisors on their digital marketing. And then what I do on the side is working with people in their financial coaching and things like that. And I do the marketing for a for a separate company. So that's not something that I run myself. But anyway, well, I'm like if I just throughout the day and stuff while I'm waiting for meetings with people, then I'm always reading and I go on my bike, my stationary bike.
[00:35:25] Well I read. OK, so.
[00:35:27] I read different books like Just Looking Over Here, I've got the Seven Habits, Highly Effective People, The Marketing Handbook for Financial Advisors, the strength, Clifton's strength, finders, like all of those and so many others that I just I while I read those, I'm always baking.
[00:35:44] So, yeah, that's kind of my throughout the day.
[00:35:46] And then if I get a lot of I've had four concussions and then in 17 car accidents. Yeah. So I drive. You should move out of the that maybe there shouldn't be so many deer that would, that would really situation.
[00:36:04] So whenever I start getting a lot of tension in my neck and stuff from different whiplash injuries and things and I do a lot of shoulder exercises and push ups and whatever it's going to eat the deer, I, I don't know. I think we've eaten like maybe two of them that we've hit or something.
[00:36:21] When we were younger, we had this minivan that like it. We just like kept hitting deer on the same side every single time and we would just change out the headlight.
[00:36:32] And it was totally fine. We were like, you know what? It's it's drivable.
[00:36:39] A friend of ours put a Band-Aid on that one side for us. So that was really helpful.
[00:36:46] So I'm thinking I've been hunting for my whole life and never got a deer free in Montana. Right. What part of Montana?
[00:36:58] Minnesota, northern.
[00:36:59] Yeah. Oh, Minnesota, Minnesota. Minnesota, yeah.
[00:37:03] What's the future hold for for you too.
[00:37:07] We have some pretty high goals in life.
[00:37:12] One of our goals is to be interviewed by or interview Gary V as well as Dave Ramsey.
[00:37:19] And then we have a couple other goals in terms of like where we want to go with our podcasts in terms of subscribers or like downloads, all that kind of stuff.
[00:37:29] So that that's kind of where we've been like going and pushing.
[00:37:33] But then in that to on a personal level, Ruthe and I are obviously not stop speaking to one another and I goal go to keep our relationship alive, always to work together.
[00:37:48] And then yeah. Are like my family. We're going to be adopting hopefully soon. And yeah. So we've got lots of different personal and professional goals that we're always pushing towards as well.
[00:38:01] So when there's this adoption going to happen, that's pretty cool.
[00:38:05] We don't know. We're being considered right now for a couple different fits. So we're just waiting and waiting, but with complications for what are you shooting for?
[00:38:15] Like, I mean, a boy girl?
[00:38:18] Well, we actually are being considered for a sibling group of three. Wow. And then also, like a few individual children and we haven't heard back, we've been selected for any of them.
[00:38:31] So is a long process, right?
[00:38:33] Yeah, it's pretty long.
[00:38:35] Wow, wow. Could be a good for you. So tell everybody how they can get a hold of you and check out all your stuff.
[00:38:42] Yeah. So you can actually get a hold of us by checking on our website, businesstalksistergawk.com.
[00:38:48] Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. I forgot to ask you about that. What does that mean? And spell it out, you know.
[00:38:56] Oh yeah. You can listen to us on any podcast app pretty much too as well. Business tax system.
[00:39:04] And you wanted to know specifically about the I want to know what the how the sister gork came along.
[00:39:09] Oh, yes. So every single episode look at each other all day long. Yeah. So Tagaq means to stare openly and stupidly.
[00:39:18] And we think that because we just enjoy doing that a lot of things in life.
[00:39:25] And so whenever we do an episode, the first part of it is business talk where we really get to down to business or whatever the topic is. And then after that we do the sister guy where we just talk about something ridiculous. And that is honestly one of my favorite parts, because sometimes are just tell us really embarrassing moments from their life.
[00:39:44] And and that's been enjoyable. But then also we also tell a lot of embarrassing moments from our lives as well.
[00:39:51] Well, yeah, I get it. I, I watched like a 40 minute video the other day.
[00:39:57] Speaking of chicken, but there's there's some there's some myth that if you slap a chicken enough times, it'll cook itself.
[00:40:08] So this guy built this machine to slap his chicken like over and over and over again and chickens flying everywhere. And here I am watching it. So.
[00:40:22] So. So anyway, go ahead and give him the website again.
[00:40:27] Yeah. So it's businesstalksistergawk.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at Business Talk Sister Gawk and then also on Instagram as well.
[00:40:38] Beautiful. Beautiful. Well, thanks so much for coming on. It's been a blast talking to you too. And the and you got the interesting family dynamic there.
[00:40:49] So after four on the baby, nobody wants to talk to me at all.
[00:40:56] So thanks so much for coming on. Yeah, thanks for having us.
[00:41:00] Oh, that was that was almost like in the harmony and we didn't ruin it.
[00:41:09] All right. So thanks so much, ladies, and we will catch you on the next episode. Everybody check the show notes for businesstalksistergawk.com.
[00:41:21] We'll see you on the next episode. Catch ya later.
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