#389 – $500 In Subscriptions/
- July 10, 2019
It’s Wednesday and we learn about what happened to Josh’s tyre, we hear all about Tommy’s PR meltdown and take a deep dive into Josh’s serious subscriptions.
On today’s episode of The Daily Talk Show we discuss:
– What happened to Josh’s tyre
– Tommy’s PR meltdown
– Josh’s subscriptions
– Pooling our finances
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It's a daily Talk Show Episode 389 what's happening guys? Happy Wednesday. I've been to the mechanic already this morning.
Right? What was discovered and I didn't say it. I could say that I'll save it for the show, but I didn't. Because I wasn't. But now bring it up because I just remembered a fucking nail or bolt in your tire. And what you knew about this? No, you said to me so dramatically. You said we've been driving and there's this big noise and then you said that there was a fucking Nyland in the tire as I there's a boat added you like about it doesn't matter what it was. How did you go? How did you not know to fucking have a check? We looked but did you parked? Like no How often do you hear
the dramatic neutral and then roll alongside as
I checked it What did you want me to do?
it? It seems like I can't believe you didn't realise that before you took it to the place
should I have not taken it to the mechanic?
Yeah, but I feel like he just causing these it matters I can nail anytime I get really cold what is a bolt? bolt is a ball is a metal fuckin the bolt is get this bolt and show me how big it is because you make it sound like it was seven metres long I'm imagining like a what goes at the parties? What is it? So you gotta He's a fucking local go to guy on building sure you should know what what a bolt is not and I'm thinking that say about
that's what I was confused I thought of how did something like a not it had to be sharp and so a bolt of something that needs to be fastened.
Yeah. Which is why you have not and sometimes you have a washer so the boat goes or something and then you put the knot in the washer onto it because excellent anyway, get this at Stacy June when I lived up in shit show Do you live up in ship? I yeah, I was in radio and champion Yeah.
It actually annoys the fact that me when people call me out for one really good storeys not like I repeat things like I remember if I'm used to be like it was like oh, you in radio because the joke was I was always talking about radio
if at the storey varies each time.
Not told this is the that's the whole thing. Yeah, I feel like it annoys effects. I'm picking myself up for criticising
someone wrote in and said Kroger. I think it was it was a very kind review about
Yeah, loves the show. He doesn't have any other mates that
yeah, I mean, most people are just defining chip. Yeah, I've got great memories of it. Like this one. Stacy June came to a rescue army tire's flat gonna take it. She she had she's on a plane going down. She found a screw in hers. Right. And I identified the location yet this is here. We took it down. made. There was another three screws in her other three times like to set up. Someone said What have you done studies? Yeah, she said Are these so where she lived? She lived with team. Angie, my mate. They lived in an apartment together but the apartment was within a service department block. And so they had these ones out the back and so you can hide the other ones. It's where I stayed when I first got the ship and the junkies I told the storey about the aesthetics that had kids in those fact. Anyway, but love shepherd and she said to me are this guy was getting angry last night about me parking in the spot. Because so she knows who it was and fantasy was like, you know, she lived there as a resident but there's all these vacant spots associated parked in this one because she's always there. And obviously it was allocated to these people. And so anyway, what we'd worked out was they put they'd put screws underneath each tire and she's driven back and forward to go out and that popped or they've gone into the ties the thing about doing that right is that they leak and it's not like this fucking automatic
in gone it's a slow slow burn slow maybe it could have I could have upset someone that we don't know that
just happens a lot. There's like a bunch of gronk that just chuck nails and stuff like that we were very cautious 3d deal and I everyone will put get doing the woodwork downstairs. You don't want to put shit out into the street because sometimes if there's nails gronk going past Saturday night, one of our hats, the daily talk show pieces emerge is currently in Malta. Ba ba ba it is padding Shawn Malik. I just saw a photo yesterday of of Shawn at dinner. wearing one of the daily talk show hats didn't even tag us in bro
with the fact really i mean that's gonna come through I think that when people are talking about you and not tagging, yeah, I want it's pure but if you are watching or listening, tag us up, put us do an Instagram storey extra points if you do a boomerang. Yeah, if we get anyone doing a boomerang have them listening to the show with their head move. Yeah, I'm going to send them
an ad and banker promise. Because we haven't sent out a bunch of stickers such as
why haven't we sent out stickers? Yeah.
He's so busy. We've been so freaking busy. Don't speak. Don't speak for yourself to our lunch break. I mean,
I wasn't. I wasn't in the office on Monday. Nor was Mr. Nice seven so we can account for the work that you did.
How good was Monday? It was very productive. Yeah, very productive. And many times I said how good is this? Didn't did not?
Yeah, it was we get an office and you've worked from home more than not know what we do you need to sort of get into a solid headspace and just smash out some really complicated stuff that requires a lot of attention and like single focus.
Yeah, stuff. And so it's been good. We've been yesterday, we launched the work we've done with milkshake, which is in Bartos new mobile app. And the shameless goes Michelle and Zara did. We did videos with them. And so it was great. I could focus on editing, like when I'm singularly focused on like one thing, it's epic. What I don't like is when it's like, seven things all need to be delivered at the same time.
I mean, open plan workspaces it offices and ship it. There is something to be said for your own office. It's a luxury these days, because all the hipsters one open plan, but isn't it? Is it going back the other way?
Yeah. Well, no, they don't want open plan. hipsters hate open plan. Yeah, you just say
what I think some of the heap places. So the individual, like a big open plan
was, that was the open plan, like there was a whole movement and then they worked out or maybe it's not as good as so the the most passive aggressive thing you could do if you worked at an open plan tech company was just bombarding slack channels, with articles about how workplaces don't work effectively, you know, implant offices, yeah. And you'd say, you know, the introverted developer who won't even say hello, or make eye contact? Yeah. They're acting like an absolute boss on slack. slack and
keyboard warriors. I mean, at workplaces, you guys haven't worked. I mean, you worked at the equivalent of buntings or something. Yeah. I worked. I worked retail deal. Yeah. Okay, so there is in bigger workplaces, you can go the whole entire time, without even fucking knowing or speaking to one person, you know, they're there. You just don't speak to them. I mean, it's not during I tried to say hello to a bunch of people. Amy, she got a message from a guy that worked at her old work, really, and she no longer work there. A message I never spoken that never spoken to No, not a cheeky text. It was a LinkedIn message. Okay,
saying what are bad mouthing, but
but when I was that made
my point about the specifics of what they said it's got nothing to do with the storey. The the storey has everything to do with not speaking to someone in your workplace when you work there. But then connecting after the fact.
Like people within Scotland lots of things like we're friend of the show. Yeah. don't really remember that much of our interactions. But obviously, we've since reconnecting
from our anniversary, actually, I'm just going to say Mr. 97 that clip you put out on Monday defamatory absolutely like
you put out he put out the video because brace it she did say hot The problem is that All you think about is just them being a bit dirty now a problem
you know, he took his little slice of what was a big conversation to be fair
and that is the whole context like I don't think break because you you straight away went into a PR meltdown. When branding expert Linda just sort of a sort of unsure face with him when
he sees PR meltdown. He was not next to me. I just responded to her. I said there's hang on I said there's more context to that. He took a little part of when we were referring to my anniversary weekend away. Yeah. As a
fuck Fest, Flinders Fan Fest which Josh does.
He said I thought it was very funny
that he called it was less funny in the snippet to try hard
Oh, no, I just think that it could try it out potentially bit of boys club. Which you know, I'm not worried about having boys
who got the best fan boys club in the business now I mean, we're full you're
you're the boys club filter over here, baby. Yeah. So
I said I band any sort of leathers. Although although I guess we got the couch. But that was we did a whiteboard session of what we want the office to be sort of cigars and
which we don't smoke. So it is nice to get my point was everything. Everything you're talking about actually is not existing. Because none of us even do any of that shit.
You don't have to smoke to get into cigars
about the weekend fact fest. I will have you know, there was on the we had sex once.
So so it's quite a few still.
Maybe a face for a married couple with it. Two and a half year old. Mine's a lot of time. That just cruises in when when you're doing it. Anyway. The point being what is the point? The point being is you you select I thought we're a tight gronk or actually it's a gronk move from someone within the gronk squad so I cannot really have a gala that
you really just sense. What did you think that was the best bet?
Yes. Pretty funny.
I mean, I was like, you were laughing but he loved it. Yeah, he came
up with the hashtag that was that was what I realised Oh,
yeah, I was like, oh man yet and then I realised that I helped him.
Absolute gronk movie, there is something so Amy, Amy got a fine the other week. And the only reason I know is because she told me she's in jail. Now she told me about it. But she told me about it two weeks after she got it what fine. So it was a packing fine. So you know, Melbourne now so busy. Like most places it's a luxury if you have a passport to drive to work. We've got three storeys here and we gotta cast but the
most acceptable fine that if she got us fine for spitting on someone I
know. I know that I know that and i mean i The thing is, she felt she I think she was apprehensive to tell me based on how I react how much
was a I was like it box but might you you don't look at a fine like
how much was it cheap? Oh, that's fucking that's a good fine
finds There are five words like you know what?
glass half full glass half empty. Whatever you Why are you looking at? I got a $550 fine for sitting in traffic and I have my phone in my head. It's fact that's the worst Fine.
Fine for sitting in traffic. Like I was sitting in traffic.
No, no, I know. I know this is that but I want to make it known that I don't fucking drive while holding my phone and texting and shoot. It was bumper to bumper parked traffic. And I was and I was on my phone. So annoying because I'm a DK because I could have just had it plugged into the fucking car apply anyway, so I can't So Amy knows that I've gotten a leg to stand on because I got a $500 fine for demerit points. She got an $80 fine, but she didn't keep it from me for short, short time. And I understand because I can be just really disappointed. You know, I'm not saying I'm not. I'm not angry. I'm just disappointed. Yeah, that that vibe. That vibe. It's like when I left the garage door open on Friday. Yeah, it's also similar vibe to your book. Right? So yeah, sure. We all just, I mean, that's just actual disappointment to be honest. Anyway, I bet I thought when I'm when I'm you know, I was sitting at dinner at the FFF Flinders, you do the rest. I couldn't have like, I was over. I was I was eavesdropping. I was listening to the couple mixes. I heard a few things. I heard that they were one of the girls said, this is what this is when a baby does to you referring to how tired she was at 7:30pm. That was a booking time. booked in. I bought in 630. So would have been 7pm then I haven't heard them talk about credit cards. I heard that we're talking about finances about doing a
It was essentially like I the dude was like barefoot, you know, as he sat really, I didn't hear him say before I heard him say I enjoyed, you know, moving funds around like it was 100% barefoot, right? And so essentially that night, it was a weekend away. It's same for them that we're married. But then they got into the conversation of credit card. And she said something like I've got, you know, the credit card with the $4,000 limit or something. He's like, what? He didn't know she had a credit card.
It's not ideal. So he's
she's been keeping I mean, it seemed like it didn't blow up. But he was like, what, what's the limit? And he was asking, like basic questions about a fucking credit card that she had, that she'd obviously kept from him. I didn't know if it was like, I mean, it wouldn't have come out there if it was really sad. But it was like, I've got a credit card that I'm using. I mean taping shit from partners. It's Yeah, it's that I'll be so fucking furious. If I found out Amy had a side side credit card. Yeah, she more and more for you see if she had a side block.
That would make me more angry.
But the i think it's it's probably it's not a good idea. Because then from a from a financial point of view as a couple you don't know where you stand?
It did seem like they were they weren't? Well, they had a baby. But it was a serious. I mean, yeah, very serious. But I think it seemed like they hadn't meshed their finances together. Which is a I mean, when did you miss your finances together?
was after a Europe trip? a four year three and a half four years ago?
Yeah. So that's a good tangent almost 10 years without?
Yeah, we used to like, share it all. I remember, I was like, I was like a little bit more. Okay, with credit card debt. In regards like, we'd go on a overseas trip. And brains like freaking out. I might think about it. It's like, a month of our pie. Like, are we really not going to do the thing because we don't have this money. And then I was like, let's just put it all together. And then we worry about it together. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. So and that's how it started. So now I'm bankrupt. And she's going down with me. I think it's a good. One thing we did on the weekend was we went through my subscriptions, all which I was slightly hyperbolic. I said I had 400 and something dollars that I saved in a night. It was it was actually 280. But Bry had said since I'd started slowly removing things it was over $500. Since November, I started getting rid of all my subscriptions. So 700 a month 500 a month. So
just to be clear, I was pushing for a video idea and thread to deal with across this picture. It's sticky notes. Wall. Josh writing out every one of these subscriptions because the subscription feigned up on the wall. You see these just plethora of yellow sticky notes with black maka, and it's, you know, Netflix stash and find
the above I've got a spreadsheet where we went through. And like, I won't bore you, but but I
get it. I as you said that when you said the dollar amount and I thought, okay, there could be some embarrassment tied up in that. Maybe that's why you push back on my idea, because it's not a great thing. Now, I mean, just for you, I there's
more that I didn't actually because I think part of it was it was like half of that was full stack films, subscriptions, which were essentially like,
this is a problem with people who have their own businesses right where they meshing mesh business with
pearl. So part of it was exciting. Okay, I've got full sec films, g sweet. And I realised I was paying for RAM, Google Storage or something. It was like 15 a month and I'm like, I don't need to actually pay that. Yeah. And so it was just good. I sat down I was I turned it into a game. Like I felt like when I turned into a game, I'm like, how many things can I get rid of? Well, and now I've probably gone too far. Because now I've gotten rid of Spotify Premium. Yeah, I got rid of YouTube premium and we know how angry I get when we get one pre roll.
I actually don't think it's a bad idea to strip it back and starting it you know getting rid of you phone you know getting rid of you car refinements. strip back and add what you need. It's like pull everything out of a cupboard and put back on the what you actually were. It's a lot less. It's a it's a lot less than what was in there before I was thinking about the fridge
Cathy's here. Yeah. Your friend your heart.
Yeah, the fridge and imagine it
gets much use other than soda water Coke Zero. And yeah, I get that maybe we just commerce.
Bacon. But I think the problem with bacon is that we are moving startup. I think you suggested buying it from the gronk like the grocery butcher rather than just in the plastic.
Fall if you buy it you don't use it for a week. It's going to go off if you bought it from the butcher section. The problem that we have with
Yeah, because he doesn't tell you how long you've got.
Is the face of working actually cooking the food you buy that? Which is bought your subscription. What was what was the one that you just that you laughed at? This? I don't know anything I think was really funny.
The whole thing
I know probably the most annoying one is Pro Tools. Yeah, yeah. Because I said that up like twice in September last year Am I going to learn proper tools yet yet? As I put my personal one, but it comes out every mob the gyms annoying. The gym, I'm still paying for the gym. But I was like, You know what? I shouldn't start using having the subscription I might maybe I just try and use it. What's your
what's the one that you used? The least?
Good and the most expensive? The one yeah, most expensive in the least.
least use would be New York Times? Why would you watch through through Apple news? No, just for a New York Times directly, because I thought they deliver your news? Well, because I just didn't want to have to worry about paywalls but I never go on New York Times website. But it was sort of at a time I was I want to be the guy that just fucking pulls up New York Times and just reading articles about North Korea. And so that's ever really happened. And the thing was, that already offered me a discount. So I was only paying $4 a month so that was quite inexpensive. But just annoying things like Friday night our language which we use for business or whatever for that we've got a big media company one but the full stack one of them like actually don't need any of this stuff.
I mean, I know the most expensive one that was used the least. Which one master class
Yeah, I think was about 400 bucks.
270 we actually have until July. thing was July 19. Yeah.
What because I think he would tape across when he's actually more script. Yes, his spot expired. Just about
Mr. 97. Will I mean he might not but it will look like it's coming from California. He'll download the master class videos which are another way on you know, on torrent websites. She's no good. But that's the reality you're paying for something you never use? is plenty of Yeah,
using it for for good. Oh, definitely. A good thing that it's it's good. I sort of want the slate clean words. I haven't really been super focused. Like I said at the start of the year when save X amount of money. And then we ended up low balling how much we paid ourselves. So we could sort of keep it all going well, breeze had pay rises and shit like that. So we're at a point where it's like, okay, I can actually we can do a decent job of saving. So we might as well inside guest power that's coming up with goals,
fastest way to make money is to look at where you can save. Right?
It is it's as much as we joked about the buckets. Yeah, the buckets are very effective.
Yeah, the backers are effective. But it's about this is the quickest way is it? It's like, I mean, the Barefoot book is like, if you can have if you can increase the salary. I don't know if it's like this, but you can increase your salary, you don't know how to make money. And if you can save any money anywhere that's earning money, essentially,
I think you can get obsessed with it. Like I am not saying kind of coffee at what I guess part of it is that there's something a bit Paavo that some people aren't like, with the money that I find it annoying. Like, I've always felt like thinking about these things too much. Like where it's driving all of your decisions. So it's like, I can't do this on the weekend. Whereas it felt like all the things that I've gotten rid of actually will have zero impact on my life. Which is, which is a good thing. And so part of it, too, is now I want to create friction on like, okay, when do I start a subscription?
And what's what have you got to what is the the Josh checklist before you take your 15 minutes to put in the credit card information, speak to the person there and I'm talking about the gym membership? Wasn't it fact, still got you
trying to actually think
like he's there? Because I think what you're saying is the reason you build a
bit, I guess part of it is most of the things I'm paying for is around convenience. Yeah. Or trigger point like, I would have hit the New York Times paywall once, and I was like, Okay, well, I'm paying to get in. And then it just sort of keeps going.
It is the reason these businesses make money
all the time is that I've gone through, they were like 1010 bucks a month, and then they reduced it to four bucks a month. And they're like, Oh, we can offer you four bucks a month again for 12 months. Anyway, it is good. Like we could visit, I reckon we could do a whole series on money stuff and get your financial experts and shit in specifically around business and finance. Like, I think that's super interesting. I've gotta go. But it's the daily talk show. The new website is live collaboratively. A big shout out to three day deal. And Mr. 97, who have been working very hard on getting all the data in doing blog posts, all of that stuff, even getting the server ready. So it looks amazing. And also gronk blog at Digital Republic, who has been working tirelessly to get the content management system working, so it's nice and easy and all that sort of stuff. So check it out the daily talk show.com and leave in Apple podcast review as well if you are listening on Apple podcast, and as I mentioned earlier, you can take a screen grab or if you do a boomerang of you listening to the podcast, we will say nothing at this point.
Well, because we've just been a bit busy with the website and yeah, but we'll get there and you will get something
at some point. You gotta do the promise for yet so who said Mr. guys say guys