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07: Community, Connection, and Covid.

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The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has made many of us reevaluate the importance of community and our connection with others. Dan West, president of the Livonia Chamber of Commerce, and Private Wealth Advisor at Executive Wealth Management, Rob Larsen, join Ken McMullen in a thoughtful, entertaining, and inspirational discussion on the importance of community and connection in our lives. 

PurposeCity is presented by Executive Wealth Management and exemplifies our core values of trust, community, and compassion. 

Host: Ken McMullen 

Guests: Dan West, President/CEO, Livonia Chamber of Commerce 

Rob Larsen, Private Wealth Advisor, Executive Wealth Management

Welcome to purpose stories of humanityin action sponsored by executive wealth management. Yes, Tom Purpose city donot necessarily reflect an endorsement of executive wealth management. What is community really? Is it solelythe place where we live in those in our neighborhood or town? Then? What ishaving a sense of community having a sense would suggest a feeling iscommunity, a human need. We all share if you're human. This is for you and todiscuss our community. Today we have Dan West, who is the Lavonia Chamber ofConverse, CEO and president, and we also have rob Larson private wealthadviser with executive wealth management, whose core values are trust,compassion and community. I guys Rin Kan thanks having thanks for coming out.So Start Things off rob you want ten e, how you doing good, Sir thinking aboutyour past. How do you think you grew up in community? Looking back when you'rea kid, you probably weren't, thinking hey this? Is You know my community asan adult? Looking back? What's the communities community communities, yougrew up in communities, physical locations,highland actually start up in commerce. When Iwas very young, move to highland went to Milford High School, then went toCentral Michigan University for College and came back and still live in nowliving in commerce growing up. I didn't you, don't don't seek a community as akid, but I was always involved in sports. So I love playing baseball.Baseball was my game and I was a catcher. I love. I was a Catcher, sonot very many kids wanted to be catcher growing up, so I took that position onand all of a sudden you're, the one that's coached, the most you're, theone, taking a lot of flak kind of guiding the Games controlling theInfield, really managing the Dugout, sometimes to keeping people in line. So you kind of are naturally the captainof the of the Infield when you're the Catcher, because you're taking signalsfrom right. You know things like that. So kind o actually fell into that kindof role where I wanted Camaraderie and that's something that I still strivefor today like trying to be involved in so or of a group or a team or somethingthat nature. It's just kind of unconsciously something that I look forall the time I have. I think, that's all right, I'mnot picking your words by here in conscious. I would be subconscious orunconscious subconscious yeah. So if you are unconscious in yet community ofunconscious people be pretty dull. You Weird Yeah subconsciously. You know you'reagive pursuing you know, involvement with people yeah it's whatever it wasso for me, I'm just playing sports all the time being involved like that. Sowhat about you den grew up in Detroit?...

I was also a baseball player, also acatcher there we go if you have an unconscious team. I played on catchesat times, but ah that, but now I grew up in Detroit till thirteen move toLavonia Franklin, high school, Wanst, Te University Journalism, Major and then for me, myreal introduction to community was my first job out of college. I worked in aweekly newspaper in Sanding, this Michigan North, the macana bridge,where the guy there really contrary Ted, traditional gentleman teaching sayingto be effective, writing about a community of to be involved in it andas a journal is joke generally told this be objective and neutral in soit's impossibly be objective, a neutral because we have our own biases andexperiences or just to be fair and honest, is what you do and it's a greateducation. But as a journalist- and I learned this later in my chamber ofCommerce career when you're able to connect with people, it is through thecommunity. It is we care about our neighborhoods or stores or developmentor schools or parks all that stuff. It is a common thing that brings peopletogether, so those listening in thus say South Dakota north of the macanabridge, would be the upper peninsula of Michigan. It's not Canada. It's notCanada s the upper peninsula. So, if you're, really working at a newspaperin the upper peninsula, was it like the mouse gazette or like what kind of townwas it up there? It was a town of three thousand people. Tourism is hugebecause they have a fairy line to Mac an island back on a leading touristattraction in the state of Michigan snowmobiling s, big, the. In the s whenI was working there, they were really proliferating the Indian casinos andthat as an entertainment, they were having shows. I saw George Carlin atone of the two tribu venues up there at the time, but it's tourism, but it'svery much a small town life and the high school sports are huge there andreally every fish Frie, no matter what the cost for a church for a family needwas always a big draw or the so for the advice to be to be involved in yourcommunity to be successful. That would suggest that there's more tocommunity than just living by people so meaning you live in a neighborhood. Youmay not even know your neighbors right, but you could have be involved in manycommunities outside of your community. So community really means connection.So your your boss is giving advice that you need to connect with people they'regoing to do business with people they trust as opposed to just proximity. So I've a couple definitions here thatI pulled off of, like you know the reliable Internet here ofcommunity, see, if you think about this, so here's one definition: a communityis a social unit with commonality such as norms, religion, values, customs oridentity. I've got one other one for...

...you. The definition of community is allthe people living in an area or group or groups of people who share commoninterests. An example of community which they seem random to me, is agroup of Buddhists who meet enchant together instead of saying faith community. Thatwas pretty specific, that right, a group of people living together or inthe same locality or who share interests or a sense of identity. So thinking about that definition and rob you hit it when you startedsaying you know, you were involved in a team and the camaraderie, but thinkmore back. Then, if you take it back to the same question, I started with. Ifthis was more of a social identity than a towner location, what would be some community that you grew up in the hat?Is that a different question now, as far as like social identity yeah?What did I want to connect with, or what did you just by birth, you're born into a family? Wouldn't that be like our firstcommunity right? Let me beat you probably have heardthis before, but it's really maybe this will help the conversation a little bit. So a professor of biology did a study in thepast in the insights of nature and of the need for human interaction. He cited cases where babies were fed,clothed and cleaned, but that's it other than the minimal human contactthat resulted during these necessary activities to address their physicalneeds. The babies were left unattended. I mean who would do this for the firstplace, but they did the result. Many of them died and the ones that didn't hadserious in debilitating developmental issues, even though they were all giventhe quote necessary sustain sustenance to survive the a food and shelter thelack of human contact literally killed. Many of them and their study afterstudy of when it gets more in adulthood. You can survive yourself, but it'sdepression anxiety. All of these things, so there seems tobe even by science, a need for humans to have social community a place to belong, but a connectionwith people yeah. So I had you know we all had coped and we didn't all havecoupit nineteen. We all lived through a world having the covaire where we wereisolated and I lost work during that time and pretty much living alone in a condo for a year. It's brutal it's prettybrutal, so I would literally at times kind of gocrazy and go to a mall just to go...

...shopping because there's people thereand that felt worse. So there's community of all these people. Well,you couldn't during coat. So I guess that's right, but as soon as I couldget out, I'm out around people or I'd even go to a movie whatever, but whenyou're by yourself, you don't have that social connection yeah. It feels thesame. If not worse, and I didn't realize it. I was readingthese studies, but it was more satisfying to watch movies because of your participating, althoughfictional in other people's interaction, then going out around people and nothaving any yeah. Well can um. If you look at the lasteighteen months, a lot of people were for to follow orders and for what theyfelt was her safety and stuff like that had to stay home and stepped with theirfamily, and I think that's the one lesson we all learned. We areinterdependent. Our happiness depend on other people. Our primal instincts saythat I'll keep to myself, protect myself, stay away from conflict andstuff like that, but at the end of the day, thinking outside of ourselves,what truly makes happiness? It's what you connect with people, and we weretalking about very pumie community. It's like I have you know. I have twoteenage daughters, so other families that are going through the same stagein life. You have that bond as a community. They play travel sports,they go to the same school same church. You know, hang out the same. Restaurantdo the same things within Lavonia in my particular town. Those are allprospects to connect as community and it's about having something in commonwith somebody, but also able to give and share an offer to the conversation.That's where connection happens and having that taken away for really solong, and I think one of the problems going forward when you look up aboutmental health and people's other struggles going forward. Is that how doI get back to that because we're out of practice? We haven't really done thatconsistit and that 'll be the struggle going forward yeah, and that was myexperience too. I mean doing what I do: Managing Client assets and doing allthat stuff. Obviously, coved wasn't fun for the market, but things recoveredpretty quickly, relatively and you're still locked on at home- and I was youknow by myself in an office basement trying to stay busy, but when you're,when I wasn't connecting with other colleagues regularly like we do in theoffice, can right and the things we do with our clients- and it was just allweb based stuff, but not having that office. Setting where I could bounceideas off of other other advisers or go to clients places of business to havemeetings with them, you start getting in your head a little bit too much yeah,you know and those days a kind of washy washing. So I was really excited to getback now. If this second, you could- and I was there- you know just tryingto get back to normal, and you know the clubs and stuff I'm involved with arestill holding back where they wanted to. You know meet face to face, so I wantedto trickle back in this fast. I can't but yeah it's the hard part. I lost oneof the memberships and you know striving to find finding the next oneas we're kind of back to normal here.

So it was an interesting time being, inyour own mind, with lock down all day wondering what's going on out there,how how's everybody handling all this. Am I doing the right thing right now?Am I doing? Okay, everything was fine, but it was it most play with you whenyou have a little bit too much. You know solidarity right well to add thatwhat rob is saying when you're able to collaborate in person with peoplethere's a sense of community there. You have a shared value of what's the bestfor the company best for the customer, get affirmation you're doing the goodthings that works, that doesn't work. I have an idea, you have another one tomake it better and that's what makes the product but also coming together.The team is more gratifying as well yeah, so the collaboration, the team-and you know I don't you- can do zoom meetings each other's facialexpressions. The bottom mine is a with the zoom meeting and stuff like thatpeople aren't paying as close attention right when you're face to face, there'sactually actually the hormones that are triggered that actually like you toconnect when you're able to talk face to face shake hands hog that type ofdeal. It makes a huge difference in feeling valued and connecting thepeople, and this is all part of that sense of value that I think, all thesense of Cinity we're talking about here works yeah, I'm not a scientist,but in the study I read it's Oxyton in for, like the hug, the affection, thecloseness of people that gets triggered in a brain, especially in the infantdevelopmental stage that bonds you with people. That's that's a need, so in your psyche and as adult we need itand it's found through it could be sound through good family relationships.You know spouse relationship and I think to me it kind of says, to lookand appreciate those, maybe that we take for granted that we need them andthey need us to be affectionate kind. People that feel safe to be aroundbecause that nurture is a mental need for us to feel at peace.Yeah I'll tell you helping clients transition into retirement is the word I retirement is indigus in mymind, because it is you make it what it is but often times you see, people thatdon't have activities or goals or anything to do after retirement. Theyfind themselves depressed or lose their sense of self cos or cos and how theyrespected in their community at work, and then they go retire and no onecares anymore right. You don't have a sense of belonging anymore, so you have to you have to find those.Those clubs is activities I don't like if it's bowling or golf leagues orwhatever it is or tasting some some capacity in your career, consulting orwhatever that happens to be but being not busy and not having anything to dois completely depressing and unfulfilling. Some people can say I'mvery comfortable sitting around relaxing doing nothing. I not trueyou're, looking forward to taking care of your house or cutting the grass orfeeling the guy. I did something today that was productive and that that'salways made me feel good as having...

...something to do every day and doingthat, but I think a thing to reflect on is this week. Maybe this day, like today, in my schedule of things todo with the community around me that maybe like just this generalconversation had community for people may be enlightened like okay, thatmeans social community and that it's a human need. So who is it well, it's myfamily. It's it could be. Your faith community could be whatever is in yoursphere, but are you just doing busy stuff andall of those or do you take? Can I even in my twenty four hour day, take onehour where I have no plans, I'm not building or doing anything or workingat a future project and just enjoy that company? You know, I mean we're doing a podcasthas got different reasons for it, but we could just sit for three minutes andjust kind of enjoy having a conversation outside of everything elseand that Filfil a human need. I think we literally will feel better in ourday, then, if we're just going through the motions and Sam withhour family go home and go through the motions of this role that roll cleanthe garage and do this for that, but just to sit down- and I guess that'sthe old fashioned thing about you know the Waltons I justdated myself but sitting around a family dinner yeah is that one hour aday very important to look at other humans and and social interact. Well, just in thefew minutes, I've got no rob here. This morning I've identified we vine valuein connecting with people in person the sense to build trust with that inbusiness, without hard selling people, but by focusing on the relationship,and we both have the baseball bond so right out of there. I know we'll alwayshave something to talk about and something to bond over for a gentlemanI just met yeah. I haven't known you for PIB fifteen years, I've no boundingwith you. I don't know what to talk about a H, no communications background,nothing to do with Lavonia, nothing o yeah. Let's talk about Lavonia, just onesecond I want to so I don't forget we're talking about. Like you mentioned,Rob Socialization at work. I have a quote here from an article as readingon community and his creating the conditions for community should be agoal of any organization. I think that's really important. If youjust go in and your work drones, there isn't job satisfaction, there isn'tpersonal satisfaction at the end of the day. I don't think you have a betteroutcomer product is a financial planner. You know,building the relationships with your Clintens that you care about them andthey're, not just a number right in the office. I think our place is prettygood and the summer every other Friday way of grill Friday. We had the CO Otwo weeks ago, grilling us all chicken fried shrimp and taking time just tostop working and we're humans. Yeah talk about it doesn't matter if yoursupport staff, if you're an enter and if you're the COO, let's just stop aminute and just socialize a little bit yeah the little things of justcelebrating birthdays or...

...being social. Well, I've thought I'vealways advocated to our members of the years to always take a genuine interestin somebody other than ourselves. Okay, every human being likes to talk aboutthemselves and you know think about themselves, but I think where youconnect is, if you take it, tell me about your situation at home, how thekids doing house work train. What are you learning at your job this day,because we can always even in business networking we can always learn fromsomebody else's industry. Sure there's always something to be gained from thatand apply it to what you're doing in your industry. So we've always tried toget people to do that and it's more gratifying and it builds theconnections because here's the deal is that if you're going to go, sellinsurance one day I mean I need you today, but if I make a relationship youover time in six seven months, you know- and I want to shop around- I mean Iwant to do something I have somebody looking for something. Then you becomethat guy or that lady that you can refer to to one of your friends orfamily. That's looking for them! At that moment, yeah! It's really werebusiness flourishes yeah. I learned that very early in my career hearingrebuttle from clients. When I was a banker like. Oh, I have a guy. Okay, everybody has a guy, I guess.Well now I get to be that guy. But just like you said it's not the hard sale.It's getting to know the person I'm covering the real need right becauseeverybody has the needs and they know what we're going to do as far asmanaging money and stuff of that nature. But I have to build real connectionsand that yeah not come off and you know try to hard sell our firm. Idon't need to do that. I that's proven by you. A lot of clients are referralsor whatever it is anyway. But if you come to me and say why should I dobusiness with you, I'm not going to rattle off ten reasons while we'reamazing. Ah That's in the roll of decks. I can talk about that. For sure, butI'm going to take a step back and said: well, maybe we aren't going to worktogether. I need to find out more about you and to see how you fit or or our firms outlook, on what what clientslook link and what we want are firm base to look like, and maybe we do havea connection where it makes sense where we do work together. We take a lot oftime to I do the financial plan first, with no obligation to do business andstuff like that, so that that's really loose and so sales practice. No one wants to hearthe guy. That's like use car sale o those games. You know twenty thousand miles only one previousowner, beautiful colors or whatever is a terrible example. But you know youyou see in getting that it's it's just having a conversation first and get toknow the person yeah it's the theory of Halos and horns. Your first impressionwas somebody's very, very powerful. Yet ten so and if you jumped, if you jumpedthem right away, it's a bad impression. But if you took the time to get to knowhey, I like this. I like that my family, this you do this you do that that as apowerful first impression that will last with people, but if you have anegative first impression that takes a long time to break and be for ever thatperson branded per se as fast reality exactly so that first inception. Firstconnection with somebody, you have to be strategic about it. Absolutely solavona mission I have been associated with Lavona, as you know, in an workform and volunteer form,...

...not lately so much. But I don't knowover sixteen years even before that. Before you know now, I was working at a church there, like fiveyears, a total. I haven't lived there, but I've actually been a part of thatcommunity and some for number there twenty years and what I have found isthe people that are there. Are you meaning you went to school there? Yougrew up there, you may have went to the up and you know for job purposes and learningor whatever, but then you're back. I found there's a sense of communitythere that overall people live there and they don't like to leave. So why do you think what's differentabout Lavona or how does a town like that? Because, honestly, to be honest,it doesn't have like a really great historic downtown where it's cute, likeNorth Piller Milford, you get to mingle around or whatever, but yet there's astaying power of the social community. What is that or what's in that town,you think we've always talked about our community spirit at length and Lemonia,and if you look at it, it started with families when family, when Lavonareally started taking off in the s building homes, building neighborhoods,they strategically build church, school and Park, and just about every newneighborhood throughout the S and s the school population took off and all thatstuff and at the end of the day, you have a lot of people that went throughlive any public schools, the Collegeville School district, even theCatholic schools with in that town- and you know your school- is always a senseof your identity in your bond. So you have a lot of families through that,but through the years you have a lot of older people that bought homes thatstayed there until health, wouldn't let them live anymore. Give a lot of threefour and five generation families, I'm a three generation family and Livoniaright now, my parents, my brother and I and our kids all live in Lavonia, and Ijust think when you look at the schools when you look at the churches, we lookat all the youth activities, a lot of youth sports, a lot of arts programmingall that stuff, and you did it all in that town that just fosters andstrengthens a sense to that community and the love Onio pre through the years.That's like the all class reunion for everything to do with Lavonia for manymany years. You have people that see each other once a year at that thing,but they get back and they talk about all the were in school. When we playedthat game we played at that show went to that. We work together. What haveyou all that comes back? And you know our? You know our youth years a veryfoundational and very formative to our well being and you're able to relivethose when you're in a community. They have so much to offer like this yeahand one of the social communities therethat is really prevalent is their faith community there's a church you could throw a Frisbee and alwayshad to church. Is that right? Every neighborhood has one withinwalking distast right and it happened,...

...and I know that it happens to have oneof the longest prayer breakfasts and most successful in Michigan other thana couple that are corporate sponsored and they keep going, and that speaks alot fork and its community volunteer. Let completely grass roots. No one getspaid for doing it as a passion for the people involved in that community andthey put together great programming and we sell it five to six hundred peopleevery year. Can your very instrumental doing that for many many years? That'swhy I brought it up. I know I know you're getting out here. You alwayshave someone else patch, your back right, but no, but in all seriousness, whenyou're talking five six hundred people of all faiths of Christian JewishMuslem Hindu, I mean everyone coming together and people think levons not adiverse place, but we do come together in a very, very diverse, unified in Godand community for that two hours, with song, with scripture with inspirationalwords and with you know, seeing people hugs and N, you know all the stuff thatbrings Cato together really is proliferated in many many levels atthat print of the attendance of it's around six hundred six hundred a year,which is pretty good, so the business community. You knowthat tells a little bit about the business community there we it's really,you talk about Lavonia being a, but you have a lot of people in Lavonia. Youknow your perfect example. This can people that maybe didn't grow up. Theredon't live there, but have a bond with that place, and you have a lot ofpeople that maybe grew up there and started a business. Erma moved out oftown, but all their community volunteer stuff is in is in Lavonia the supportsof Symphony Orchestra. They support local schools. Cherril causes of sportsteam would have you. Their sense of community is still in the town wherethey work more than e say where they live, even though their kids may go toschool in other town and I'll give you an example. A lot of new homes arebeing built, Lavonia right now in a real stage and told me that seventypercent of the people that are buying these new homes in Lavona, eithercurrently or formerly lived in Lavonia they're coming back to town. So thereis a draught of this place and I do think it is a tight sense of communityand honestly, my favorite part of the Ponia is, I am an expert. I mean anexpert not in many things in life, but on blizzards and flurries, specificallyem n m ones right in and the dairy barn. I even on my instagram. I only takephotos of like my travels and great things in the world, and I have a picture of the dairy barnon my instagram, El, so good and then I'll go to arch beach and eat some run,a Lok and the V, a picture of batsa night sort of interesting craftedfashion as sold art. You know, so it's like these little things come in ofLivonia. That's right so do to wrap this up. I mean it's aninteresting conversation. What I got out of just kind of prethinking about this and just kind of prepping for this conversation ascommunity, when you think of the word community,the TV show could pop in your head, like the not funny TV show. Look it up.That's what that's what pops up to yeah?...

It's not that funny, my kids into thatnow streaming a community or it's generally well, my community,where I live when you think about it, unless you're really an extrovert, notmany people, their own community is there, but you think about socialinteraction and well, my community is you know the modern word is tribe. Youknow who's your tribe, it's the the people that are in your world that fill that social needin your doing the same for others, our last guest was Chrysolid, he's the CEOof execute, who he helps. Companies find core values used to be thepresident of live brothers or a big boy. Restaurant and we talked about corevalues in a company, but we got on a conversation about. We didn't use the word community, butit kind of goes with this, as the people who end up in your socialcommunity ends up being people, you share values. It was in one of thesedefinitions, your core values. With you kind of just connect with those peoplegravity gravitate, you can have conversations with people, you know you're in the room, tends inthe room and you guys connect- and you leave me over here- that's fine! Idon't have baseball stories, but you've got some kind of shared experience invalue that now there's a connection that I may or may not make, but its those values it's who we areand we have a need to connect with those people, and I think you know that happensthrough our whole lives yeah, and I that just reminded me o randomly. WhenI was in college, you meet several people right, there's not many people.I still stay in touch with from college, maybe three or four from outside myoriginal circle from actually I went to Milford a lot of kids what's centralwith me, so you kind of naturally hang out those people from your community esyou're comfortable with that, and then you meet other groups. When I met oneparticular particular guy there I knew immediately. I had to know him for along time. He was very driven. Business, oriented entrepreneurial, just reallyhad his head on his shoulders and I could see that he would he'd be goingplaces. You know what I mean, so it's like I, myself kind of having that same type of personality wegravitated towards each other and we bounce ideas of each other over the last a year and a half duringCovin kind of lost a little bit of connection with them a little bit, butI know he's doing great and I'm doing fine too, and it's one of those thingswhere I when I when I first saw him like this, that guy knows what he'stalking about and he's not full of it right he's going to be gone places, andI want to know him outside of college, so that was yeah. You just naturallygravitate to what your personality drives yeah during the isolation time.I was telling you about not only ovid but loss of work ovid, which is totallyisolating. I mean I got to the point. I'd take six mile walks every day. Ihad time for that. Sadly, and it did a lot of good to think things through,but I got I was so deprived of...

...socialist. I was looking forward toseeing this chicken that was always like three miles into my walk and Ifelt pretty lonely if I didn't see that chicken that day, Ye o course it dingchicken- I mean, I know you're making light of it can but there's a lot ofpeople still today that are still afraid to leave their house or afraidto go in about they're going to remain anxious for a while and really the bestsuggestion. I give to anybody, try to invite somebody to something. That'sright. You know a chamber of Event Your Church out to dinner out to the HighSchool football game. Invite them remind them, there's people out therefor them to connect with, and they may say no, but that gesture, I think, willbe much appreciated to give them a chance to reengage with society. And ifyou don't know what to join, create something yourself. So the best thing Idid was okay. I've got to do something. I got to get my mind in a good place.What do I have to offer other people, and I started there's some things I am knowledgeableabout and I started having a zoom Saturday morning, guys thing ere.I lead a study. I've been doing that almost a year now and that's becomethat helped me during that time. I looked forward to those Saturdays and Ispent the week studing for it. It gave me something a little mentally everyday. These people end up being there inviting other people so they're acrossthe state. There's a guy in Pennsylvania, they're all over and thenthey're inviting somebody else their group of all these people, I neverwould have met, and our study topic is going to be over next Saturday and I'mpretty upset about it because I've gotten to know these people they'vebecome part of my social community, but it helped me in that time. I hadsomething to look forward to. I knew social interaction was coming up and hefound yourself a sense of purpose. Looking for, I found a sense of purpose.I tell my friends, parents, clients is to youhave to have something look forward to like. If it's a vacation come up orwhatever it is, you put something out there in the counter that so that todayyou're going to make decisions to lead to that goal or lead to that excitement.You know sore not just going through the Monday and parts of Life Yep, soI'd say anyone listening. If you are lonely depressed think of what you canoffer people start, your own low community look around and find them orlook at the community. You may have not realize it. We at the family andfriends, it's it's a literally life saving, yeah and any last thoughts. Den No reallycommunity comes out of thinking. Out of yourself, I mean using what you haveand thinking outside yourself to connect with others and always try tofind how you can take a genuine interest in other people. I thinkthat's how you connect with people and like even with Robin I right now we cantalk baseball and Sturgen a guy just matters baby at your yeah. I always getyell that we said I have the biggest mouth right out there, so you did ayeah, you did. Everybody had to hear you, I can really if he play and if acut was missed, you'd want to get yelled at so you know I got the deepvoice do so. If I go up another decimal, everybody in this whole room will hearme or the building you know. So it's I...

...can yell and my kids to the day stillthink have a big Mite im too loud all right. Thank you rob! Thank you forDan. This is a great conversation and this podcast is always sponsored byExecutive Wealth Management, which rob is a private wealth adviser at andwe're going to closest program out with seeing a little bit more about what robdoes at executive wealth management. Oh, we are army. Okay, O. My name is Robert Larson, private wealth, adviser, executive, OveManagement, and I wanted to get into financial services right out of college.I graduated right before the recession and when that hits I was brand new intothe Corporate America working at Big Bank, and I saw it. I saw the impact ithad on many businesses, many families, my own family, and I realize I want tobe in the know in my in my industry. I want to know what's going on to marketsand why things react the way they do. You know, I believe the key to any typeof success is to have a plan. Many families, young professionals, kids outof college, many business owners as well. Everybody has different goals,we're here to help create peace of mind, whatever your goals happen to bewhatever phase of life you're in it's more than our fetish or responsibility,it's who we are build, defend advance. If this alignswith what you believe in your interested to hear more get me a call. I.

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