Outlier’s with Roberta Joanjensen

Ever had the desire to preserve history? What about the sensation to change the world?

Well Roberta wants to do both…

She is on a mission that she needs your help with and in turn it’s going to change the world.

Her mission?

Wait and listen.

How it’s going to change the world?

Same thing… take a listen and you’ll see how to help make this place a better world for everyone on it..


Outlier’s with Chenelle Patrice Hancock

Can you say she is the best in the world in five different languages? For most of us that would be a resounding “NO”, but for this weeks guess it’s a drop in the bucket.

Chenelle Hancock speaks multiple languages and believes that anyone can do what they put their minds to.

It’s one of those things that takes mastery and Chenelle kicks the mastery meter up about five notches.

I think she is the best person in the world to ever rock the podcast in a long time and that’s because she is super driven, amazingly talented and wants to change the world through her work.

Sit back and listen, then learn and last #raise the bar…


Outlier’s with Garth Humphries

Garth is one amazing dude…

I just love his accent and the name of his website.

You can check out his smooth Australian voice in this episode and some of his work over at audio.pizza.

He’s one blind guy that I just had to get on the show just so you guys can see what’s possible in the world of business ownership and being employed full time. You would think Garth doesn’t have time for anything but work, however you’ll quickly see the fun he has changing the world.

Check him out and remember to be amazing in what you do, whenever you do it.


Outlier’s with Ever Hairston (Part 1)

With a fine name like Ever and a charm that matches you would be hard pressed to fine someone greater and more rounded than our guest Ms. Ever Hairston.

We have never had a podcast participant on with this much experience in changing the world than this wonder woman…

From marching with Martin Luther KingJr., running one of the National Federation of the Blinds’ largest affiliates and everything in between. This lady is one of a kind, simply the best and was an honor to interview.

She was such an inspiration we have done something special for this podcast in Part 2 of her interview that you will be sure to want to take advantage of, so listen to both parts and we’ll see you on the inside.


Bathroom and Kitchen Modifications to Improve the Safety of a Visually-Impaired Loved One

The following was submitted by a visitor to this site. They hope this information will help the blind and low vision community everywhere. We here at Fedora Outlier thank the author for the submission.

If your loved one recently has become visually impaired, you need to prepare your home to accommodate him as soon as possible. There are a few essential home modifications you should make to ensure his safety first, and these changes naturally will account for his comfort and confidence as well. While you may want to concentrate on modifications to areas of the home he will spend the most time in, you eventually will want to make modifications in every area of the home, both inside and outside. Our home modification suggestions will get you started.

Bathroom Modifications

The bathroom is one of the most dangerous places in your home; the Centers for Disease Control reports that nearly a quarter million people ages 15 and older go to the emergency room for a bathroom-related injury. That’s why the bathroom is one of the first places you should concentrate on when modifying your home to ensure the safety of a person with a visual impairment.

One of the first things you can do to improve safety in your bathroom is install adequate lighting. Make sure that you have lights directly above the sink or on either side of the vanity in addition to a light in the shower stall or bathtub. It’s also important to plug in a nightlight so that there always is some light in the bathroom at night.

Because the risk of slips and falls increases on wet bathroom floors and slippery shower and bathtub floors, you need to take steps to help your loved one get better traction while using the bathroom. Unfortunately, area rugs can increase the risk of falls in a bathroom, so make sure that you choose rugs that have non-slip backings on them. Avoid plush rugs that can pose a tripping hazard. You also should line the floor of the shower or bathtub with a non-slip mat.

Designate an area for razors, tweezers, nail scissors, sharp fingernail files, and fingernail clippers. All of these sharp grooming tools should be kept in the same place at all times so that your visually-impaired loved one can locate them quickly and easily without worrying about getting cut. All family members should be sure to return items to the designated area when they finish using them.

Kitchen Modifications

The kitchen is another dangerous area of the home. Hot and sharp objects pose risks to everyone, but they certainly are riskier for people with visual impairments. Of course, the goal is to help your loved one feel confident while using the kitchen.

One of the first steps you should take is labeling your cabinets and drawers until the person becomes accustomed to where items are located. You don’t have to use printed labels; something as simple as a cabinet door with a patch of Velcro or a drawer handle with a ribbon can guide a person with a visual impairment to the correct place in the kitchen. It’s also important to label food items with large print, braille labels, or tactile marks. Focus on packages and containers that are a similar size and shape when labeling food; for example, you probably don’t need to label the bear-shaped container of honey.

When labeling storage locations and food items themselves, work with your loved one to see which system of organization he would prefer. He may want all the spices located on a top shelf next to the stove because he cooks with them frequently. Or, he may want all the cans of soup moved from the pantry to a cabinet near the stove because he likes to have soup for lunch every day.

Then, decide where to store kitchen utensils, cookware, and dinnerware. It’s a good idea to keep heavy items on lower shelves to avoid accidents. It’s also better to keep knives and other sharp kitchen tools in one location at all times. Purchase guards or sheaths for your graters, knives, slicers, food processor blades, etc. And, develop a system for dirty utensils so that no one in the family places used sharp items in a sink full of soapy water and increases the risk of someone getting cut.

Once you have made accommodations to priority living spaces to ensure the safety and confidence of your loved one with a visual impairment, continue through the rest of your home. Stairways, your loved one’s bedroom, and other areas that are used frequently should take priority but it’s important to prioritize areas that can pose significant danger, such as a swimming pool. Be sure to go over the entire property and look for any potential problem areas and find appropriate solutions.


Outliers with John Lee Dumas

There are people who compete

and

there are people who dominate!

I’m writing this post on March 10th at 6:19 AM, you’ll be listening to it on or after June rrd.

In just three short months JLD has made over a half a million dollars from adding value to the people who are a part of his tribe..

He not only rocks, but he dominates his field.

I was first interviewed on his show when I was starting Fedora and the 30 minutes we talked on the show gave me the confidence and empowerment to…

grow my business and help thousands to do more, be excellent and live with greater success.

It’s super simple when you think about it. All it takes is lots of work.

It doesn’t have to be hard, but it does have to be work and you too can be like me and JLD.

Hey, I just made that rhyme… LOL

We are happy to get ready to close out this season of the show as we ramp up for 26, Case Closed.

Our new podcast about VR cases all over the United States and the stories behind them.

Get ready, get ready get ready!


Outliers With Gwen Hollie Part One

Her husbands words and mentorship changed my life, increased my income 100% and made my marriage better than excellent.

He told me I should be working with Federal contracts, so I immediately went to work on my mentors advice.

He told me to love on my wife everyday and so I do even though she tells me to leave her feet alone. (I love her feet)

He told me how to get what I wanted from the government and the people who work for me.

We now have two federal contracts, more on the way and 34 team members. (I don’t always get what I want, but I know how)

Bill turned his business into a million dollar business and…

Fedora Outlier LLC echoes his progression to grow and go even further.

He told me so, so much in the years we knew each other that all I can do now is sit and remember, try to reflect then take his words and turn them into action.

RIP Bill!

Here to give the interview I never had the chance to do is Bill’s lovely widow Gwen Holley.

This interview comes in two parts.

Gwen is giving you a snip it into Bill’s life and it’s our hope that you understand that one person can change the world.

Listen up, learn and then level up your game and life from this two part interview.


Outliers With Leo Laporte and Scott Rumery

Scott surprised the heck out of me when I heard Fedora Outlier LLC on the radio for the first time in life.

Hundreds of thousands of people were introduced to the name…

The worlds best tech guy said we were on the right track…

Steve Jobs created a new lane for world changers when thinking of Voice-Over.

We take you backstage as a dream was built from this one phone call.

This one is for the history books…