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Introduction: [00:00:00] Welcome to the #PirateBroadcast™, where we interview #interestingpeople doing #interestingthings. Where you can expand your connections, your community, #kindnessiscool and #smilesarefree. Let’s get this party started.

Randal Constant: [00:00:10] How's it going?

Russ Johns: [00:00:11] Welcome to the #PirateBroadcast. Thank you so much. Hey, Randal. What we're on the #PirateBroadcast.

Randal Constant: [00:00:17] Again, this is the fourth time.

Russ Johns: [00:00:20] Isn't that insane?

Randal Constant: [00:00:22] That's a small group. A 4 timer group.

Russ Johns: [00:00:25] I don't think I've had anyone on except you for four times.

Randal Constant: [00:00:29] Maybe not, but it was real easy. You said that you were interested in doing something in the future and I looked at your schedule and just so happens, there was one today, so I figured, yeah, let's go ahead and do it.

Russ Johns: [00:00:39] Fantastic. But I wanted to talk about some of the things you have going on because you're just crushing it out there in live streaming. And now you're on Amazon. So talk about  getting on Amazon. This is very cool.

Randal Constant: [00:00:54] Yeah. It's a little different because I'll just say this, like back in 2014 on LinkedIn, let's say the first five years of LinkedIn, all I did was share articles from trade sources like, USA today, or Wall Street Journal or whatever. So we were trading information from professionals, right then. Anything that was interesting, you just to share something. So in 2014, they said you could write articles yourself and then I'm thinking, oh, you mean me? Okay. So the thing is in 2014, I thought it was a very good thing too since I was in the food business for five years, I thought it was a good idea to write about manufacturers, food, and beverage manufacturers from all over the country. I always thought that it was very important at that time in 2014, for people to know where their stuff comes from.  So  if something's made in Hawaii, I think people ought to know, hey, that stuff's made in Hawaii, that stuff's made in Florida, that stuff's made in Texas. Cause I think it adds to the possibility that somebody would be interested in buying that product.  The only thing with LinkedIn is that it's not like you can say click this link and you buy it. LinkedIn is not set up that way. It's all about building your brand. For the last seven years, you think I did a few posts?

Russ Johns: [00:02:12] I know you did a few posts.

Randal Constant: [00:02:14] Yeah. I think it's over 10,000, 10,000 posts easily. Okay. The last couple of years is pretty close to 5,000 posts and during COVID if you think about it during COVID, I had my follower button on instead of my connect button. And then I started noticing, wow, my follower count is going up. Firstly, it was 25 a day and then 50 a day. And I'm thinking what's going on? I don't know what's going on.

Russ Johns: [00:02:44] And you're up to over 50,000 followers now, aren't you?

Randal Constant: [00:02:47] Yeah, I'm up over 70,000. So I picked up over 50,000 during COVID. I think food was important back then. You remember March and April was crazy.

Russ Johns: [00:02:58] So what do you attribute the growth to specifically? Just posting or going out and being present online or what is it exactly that you feel it is?

Randal Constant: [00:03:11] I think in my case All the posting that I did. It was all about the inform you about somebody else. Just like you do. Your LinkedIn lives are all about what other people are doing while in my case, I'm talking about what other manufacturers are doing, and it's always about somebody, it's always about another manufacturer  and the thing is I wasn't going buy, buy, buy.  If you dial one 800, whatever in the next 10 minutes, you can get this super deal on, whatever. I didn't do that. So people didn't feel that they were being sold to. So I was a place that you could actually engage in and not have to worry about I'm going to call you up and try to sell you a car.

Russ Johns: [00:03:49] The other thing that I think you did that I think was very cool  was you actually created a a page for each state. Made in Oregon or made in Washington or made in Louisiana, texas, whatever it happens to be, you have one for each state.

Randal Constant: [00:04:05] And I think LinkedIn was wondering, what is this guy doing? But anyway, they approved it and they let me have the pages. So I took as many as I can get out of the deal. And eventually I ended up with 50.  I made one for each state. And of course, being that I'm from Louisiana, of course, I'm going to fill up that Louisiana page first. And then the fact that I live right next to Texas and Texas has a whole bunch of manufacturers, then that was easy. So basically it was like Louisiana and Texas  at first. They want to get the other 50. Then I decided to at least man, I got to find at least one manufacturer in each one of these the States that at least have something going on. And I got to tell ya, Arizona is not the easiest.

 Russ Johns: [00:04:48] I went out and bought some honey from Arizona manufacturer the other day.

Randal Constant: [00:04:51] You need to send that to me. So I know. Okay.

Russ Johns: [00:04:54] If I find something, I'll send it over your way.

Randal Constant: [00:04:57] But the thing is I don't want to say something. The problem is a lot of times you have a grocery item and it says it's packed for a particular company just because the corporate headquarters is in Phoenix, doesn't mean that the product's made  in Arizona. Most of my years in the meat and the seafood industry and the deal with meat. If you have something that's got beef, chicken, or pork, there's a bug on it with a number and you look up the number and it tells you what plant that product was made in. That's easy. Okay. But when you get a, let's say a bag of fruit, let's say a bag of cherries, for instance. You don't know where it's coming from. So unless I know, and then the other problem is that a lot of these brands are owned by big fortune 500 companies. And you can't have 50, you can't own 50 brands and they're all made in your hometown. No, there's nothing, that's not the case it's made all put together, so it's difficult. So that's what I did. So as time went by, as I went ahead and wrote about different manufacturers, I said, aha, that's where those pizzas are made. Okay. I read the article, then I wait, then I'd go ahead and put an article in that particular slot. So I would say for the most part, I think 40 of the States have, at least five or 10 manufacturers in each category and then maybe there's four or five that have two or three or something.  I need help on Montana and Alaska. That's the one that's tough and Arizona.

Russ Johns: [00:06:16] Yeah. All right. We'll go out there, okay, pirates. Here's your mission. Go out find something in Alaska, Montana and Arizona.

Randal Constant: [00:06:26] There you go. Oh yeah.

Russ Johns: [00:06:27] Pitch in and help Randal find them.

Randal Constant: [00:06:29] Give me a city after you get the city, that's even better.

I like to highlight the city. I liked the state. And then of course, highlight the country.

Russ Johns: [00:06:36] The thing that I really enjoy about what you're doing Randal, is the, just the, you push the data out as well. You actually share what you're doing, where your growth is coming from and it's been, it's just been amazing to watch. And I just have to give you hats off and admiration for your effort and time and energy that goes into it.

Randal Constant: [00:06:55] Yeah, I'm a data guy. So if I get that on anything. You're going to see it and I'll share it with you. The deal with LinkedIn. It's not like we can read a book. It's not like you can get a book and get all the information on data because it's moving all the time. Now, as far as books are concerned, I'll mention Brenda Miller. She put together a book with all kinds of LinkedIn stuff. I know LinkedIn, and I know LinkedIn according to the food industry, but  she's more into it from a marketing standpoint. And then she's the one that put the book together.

Russ Johns: [00:07:24] Yeah. She's a great resource. She's also a pirate.

Randal Constant: [00:07:27] Yeah, she's a pirate. Yep, exactly. Yeah, no doubt.

Russ Johns: [00:07:30] Guess what we have some people in the room here, Randal. Sheri Lally. Ken Adder. Hey Russ, how are you doing Ken. And Sheri says, good morning, Randal and Calvin. Say hi to Calvin.

Randal Constant: [00:07:43] Oh, sure. Isn't it great when all we have the pictures and the place where they're coming from, and then you knew Kenny was going to write that right.

Russ Johns: [00:07:51] Savor the flavorThe awesomeness in you, sir.

Randal Constant: [00:07:55] You knew that was coming.

Russ Johns: [00:07:56] Absolutely. Marcia, she was on the show yesterday. Good morning, pirate nation. Randal, what do you think of this push to reduce our intake of beef products?

Randal Constant: [00:08:07] That's not good.

Russ Johns: [00:08:09] We were talking about that with shrimp yesterday, right?

Randal Constant: [00:08:12] Yeah. The thing is there's always somebody that wants somebody to stop eating beef or pork or chicken or almonds or whatever. And the thing is hey, if you want it. I feel that everybody's got the right to eat whatever food category that they want to eat. And the thing is, I know that there's a lot of people that want to get rid of the cows for instance, with the milk, but, there's billions of people that drink milk, so that's going to be a tough thing to do there. I don't know about you, but I like my milk, don't you? I like my cow milk.

Russ Johns: [00:08:43] Yeah, it takes me back to the farm. We used to make butter with the cow milk, throw it in, make butter and separate the cream and all that kind of good stuff. And a lot of people don't realize what it takes to create food. It's amazing to me that there are so many people growing up nowadays that do not realize what it takes to grow a garden, to  raise cows, milk cows, have sheep  for wool, all of these things. And we have the luxury of Amazon prime to deliver stuff to the door.

Randal Constant: [00:09:17] Right to the door, yeah. We were talking yesterday. Do you remember when we we used to make our own popcorn?

Russ Johns: [00:09:23] We used to make our own popcorn in a bowl and everything. Put it in the oven. It just takes some time.

Randal Constant: [00:09:28] You remember when the air popper took off? The air popper was like everywhere. Okay. But the only problem is that when you do the air popping thing, it doesn't have any flavor.

Russ Johns: [00:09:38] No, it does not.

Randal Constant: [00:09:39] No, it's not. And it's not like the ones that you say.

Russ Johns: [00:09:42] Not the same thing. Howard Kaufman says great content, Randal and Calvin following biology closely when I was in the snack food space. Absolutely. Absolutely.

Randal Constant: [00:09:52] What I find is, when I have a 11,300 or 400 connections, and a lot of times I'll see somebody that works for let's say an energy company or something or housing industry or something like that. And I say, that guy is familiar. Oh man. Something ain't right here. So then I go up to look up the profile and go back and then I find out that he used to work for Tyson or he used to work for ConAg. I know it, I knew it. I knew him.  When you have 11,300 connections, it's hard to keep track of everybody.

Russ Johns: [00:10:23] Yeah, guess who's in the house? Gabe.

Randal Constant: [00:10:26] There's Gabe. Yep. Hey, how's it going? Gabe?

Russ Johns: [00:10:28] One of the OGs in the world? Marcia says we still make our own popcorn and sometimes once in a while, caramel. There you go.

Randal Constant: [00:10:37] There you go. There you go. Hey, by the way, do you know they still sell the Cracker Jacks in the little boxes that we used to have. Remember, didn't you have the three pack? Isn't that, what you use to buy?

Russ Johns: [00:10:48] Yeah, the three pack with the prize at the bottom.

Randal Constant: [00:10:50] And they had peanuts in there, right?

Russ Johns: [00:10:52] Yeah. Yeah. Do they have peanuts in there anymore?

Randal Constant: [00:10:56] I guess they, no, I guess they still haven't, no doubt. But the thing is, it's amazing. There's you wouldn't believe the number of popcorn manufacturers that there are in the country that make the popcorn.

Russ Johns: [00:11:06] I remember Orville Redenbacher when he first came out.

Randal Constant: [00:11:09] Yeah. It's still in then that container, the other brand was what?

Russ Johns: [00:11:12] Jolly Roger.

Randal Constant: [00:11:13] No Jolly Roger isa candy.I think it was Jolly Pop or something like that. So those were the two brands. So you either had  the brand or you had the upscale brand.

Russ Johns: [00:11:24] Remember the one that the tinfoil on the top.

Randal Constant: [00:11:26] Yeah. Yeah. That's if you are really doing well.

Russ Johns: [00:11:29] High brow popcorn. Today's conversation is delicious. Edibly tasty good. And savor the flavor. I love it.

Randal Constant: [00:11:41] Yeah. What's the name of a popcorn from from Chicago? Is it Gilbert's. Garrett's.. A famous popcorn brand out of Chicago is Garretts. So they make all kinds of different colors but here's the deal with Amazon, the thing that's so cool is that whatever you grew up with that you like, and then you take the big job and you go across to the West coast. Guess what, all those things that you loved as a kid, you can't buy them over there on the West coast. Cause a lot of those big, strong local brands are not over there. So now you can just order some of the stuff that you ate when you were 12 years old.

Russ Johns: [00:12:16] Yeah. Yeah. It's amazing. And what's amazing is now you have been accepted to a small group of individuals that can live stream on Amazon?

Randal Constant: [00:12:28] The thing about the the LinkedIn deal is when I got approved for that, I was like, what happened there? I got approved for that and I didn't know anything. And you're actually one of the first people I saw look at this guy, man. He knows how to do the live streaming. And then Cher Jones was one of the first ones I watched. And they're talking about all these programs that you bond, all the different programs, and I'm thinking, man, I don't know if that's definitely out of my league. I don't know about all that. I don't know how all that works and that kind of stuff. And then one day I remember Cher was using StreamYard and she said StreamYard is easy. And when she said it was easy, so I said that's probably the one I want right there. And I started with StreamYard.

Russ Johns: [00:13:14] And  you've been running ever since, haven't you?

Randal Constant: [00:13:16] I've been running ever since. Yeah, exactly. Exactly.

Russ Johns: [00:13:19] Oh yeah. I love that Geige and Dan have the the spotlight every Sunday night, the StreamYard show to keep people informed and updated on the program and what's going on. It's been a great community, a really great community.

Randal Constant: [00:13:32] And I'm still trying to win one of those ducks.

Russ Johns: [00:13:34] I just won a pillow, right?

Randal Constant: [00:13:36] Yeah. But the thing I'm saying draw it now, draw it. Now don't let it get up to a hundred. And then it got up to 103 and say, 103 to one. Oh man. I'm not going to get Puddles the Duck this time. If you're in this business and you stream, I think it's pretty cool to have Puddles the Duck. Marcia says it's Jolly Time. Jolly Times. Okay, good. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Russ Johns: [00:13:56] Thank you. And then she says...

Randal Constant: [00:13:58] Garretts, right? What did she say? I missed it.

Russ Johns: [00:14:02] Yeah, she asked did you go up near St. Louis?

Randal Constant: [00:14:05] Oh, no, I just saw it. I just see it online. All right. The other thing is when I traveled around the country I ran across it, yeah. Visiting 48 States, you'll see some food.

Russ Johns: [00:14:18] Yeah. So talk a little bit about the Amazon thing. It's completely different than LinkedIn live.

Randal Constant: [00:14:24] It's very different.

Russ Johns: [00:14:27] They want you to promote the sales rather than not promote anything.

Randal Constant: [00:14:31] Okay. So the thing is, I'm talking about all these manufacturers, right? And on LinkedIn, I'd love to say, buy, buy, buy. It's available at Kroger. It's available at Walmart it's available and then, and have chance to make some money. I'd love to do that, but I can't. So for the last seven years, I've been talking about manufacturers and trying to help, let's say you have a startup. That's got a hundred thousand in sales. Hey, I'm trying to make somebody aware that maybe they could have a store and they can buy 10,000 or $20,000 worth of merchandise from this startup to help them get to the next level. Because if you're bringing in a hundred thousand, you're not getting rich yet, that's not going to do it. So the thing is you would appreciate getting an extra 10, 20, 30, 40, 50,000, okay. And then let's say if you're doing a million or 2 million. It would be nice if a chain of 20 stores would call you and say, Hey, I'd like to see your product. Calvin says, it's the greatest stuff, so whatever. So that's that. And then you have the bigger brands that are all over the country. And the thing is they may be only, they may be in target and Walmart. And just because I'm talking about that particular brand, it might get them in another chain, another big chain. So it's You can pick up an extra business that you can handle. Now, if you're doing a hundred thousand, you can't pick up a chain that needs $2 million, you're, you can't feel that yet. But so it's I'm, I tried to do for the last seven years, tried to help and make people aware that there's more than just what they see in their store. That there's other brands, but the deal here, the deal that's so great about Amazon is a lot of those small manufacturers that I've always talked about. They have their product in Amazon. So the deal is I've been talking about it for a year and a half and now it's, and now it's in now it's in I mean it's in Amazon, so now people could actually buy what what I'm talking about. I'll give you one example here. This is Tex Anna brands olive oil.

Russ Johns: [00:16:32] Made inTexas.

Randal Constant: [00:16:34] Most people think cause you got some roots in Texas, right? Time in Texas. The thing is most people think that all of it comes in from Spain and Portugal and Italy and whatever, but we do, we make all boil in the States now, from what I understand, and I might be off a little bit, I think there's 50,000 acres in California. And I think there's 5,000 acres in Texas. So I'm trying to shine a light on California and Texas. No, not the, just to help him pick up maybe some extra business because out of the 11,300 connections, I have, some of those guys can pull a trigger and make something happen. So that's all I'm doing. Yeah.

Russ Johns: [00:17:16] So now we were talking about that with Marcia. Reese is she is actually doing this this stay well, copper. Which I really love her story and everything that she's going into it. And she used to work with Walmart when Sam Walton had 60 stores or so and sidewalk chalk. And so a small business could turn into a large business with people like yourself. And just a little bit of a, just a little bit of awareness, it just takes a little bit here and there and now she's doing this copper deal and she's. Amazon kicked her off. And then she went and got all the certification saying all her claims are valid in. So now she's back working to get in the door at Amazon again. And it's really an amazing story to think about. Okay. Just like these small food manufacturers, you start up, you have a local. A manufacturing plant, you sell it locally and you might go to farmer's markets and then you might get a couple of grocery stores and a couple of shelves here and there. And that's Howard Kauffman's journey, Howard Kauffman's in the he has a amazing mouth care product that RRL oral. That is fantastic. I love this product and he's just going through that process of growing and expanding. So all of these things are tied together to live streaming and being able to just go out and promote yourself.

Randal Constant: [00:18:41] One of the things I can tell you is that when I was in South, when I covered Louisiana and Mississippi as a broker, I represent a 20th, 30 manufacturers and the best way to get attention back in the day. It's to do a demo in the store. Yeah. But it's buried, but that's very time consuming and you could only do one. Okay. Yeah. So what I used to do is I, when I started repping a manufacturer, I did the, I did the first demo. Cause I wanted to hear what people have to say. And the deal is you can hire somebody to do something, but it's not like talking directly to the consumer. Yeah. Okay. So the deal is a, I'll give you an example, like El Monterey burritos out of California. They were made in Denovo, California, and I remember a buyer told me they don't sell burritos in new Orleans. And I said Oh yeah. Okay. So I was back then. I was selling in the deli at the time. So I actually took those burritos and went fry 'em and converted them to Timmy Tongans. Went back into deli and I sold, I sold quite a bit. So I made that happen. So then the, wow. You saw you sold all those burritos? Yeah. Yeah. I got it in the, I got it going in the chain, but the thing that's really good about live streaming. Now you can do a demo in a store and show it to the whole world. So I can only show it to 500, 600, 700, 800 people. You always want a busy store. Cause if you're going to cook, you want a lot of the chance of a bunch of different customers. So it's just like the Amazon thing basically. Yeah. If you liked the chimi chonga are the burrito it's in the case. Go ahead and buy it. Dan was nine. If you if I was cooking the burritos and you saw it and you wanted to buy it, it's right in the carousel. Go ahead and buy it. Go ahead and buy it. Go ahead and buy it. Oh, you need to buy two more things. Okay. I got Tito's and I got tamales. All right. Whatever.

Russ Johns: [00:20:33] You might need something to go along with it,

Randal Constant: [00:20:35] Yeah, you might need a new mic.

Russ Johns: [00:20:39] You might need a new microwave. But  it's a completely different model and I know he's on Amazon Live. He has an Amazon channel as well, and he got on there and I see that, I think I've applied before and I years ago I was on one of their programs and I just haven't pursued it. Cause it's, I have been. Full I've been pretty busy as it is already, but I really admire the fact that they're starting to push it out. They're starting to promote it. And did you know that Amazon actually owns Twitch? No, I didn't know. Yeah. They own Twitch. So they're already in the video game and they're already doing Amazon prime and doing cameras and working and creating content. And that's just what it is a lot of content for people that are looking for certain products. Cer certain services.

Randal Constant: [00:21:32] But you remember back in the day, when let's say the first home Depot are the first Lowe's open, you would go into the store. There was only one, right? Yeah. So the person that you had talked to knew all about electric. So there was probably an electrician there. There were probably was a plumber there probably, people that really knew a lot of stuff. But the problem is that once you put build 10 stores, it's hard to get that kind of help for the consumer. I don't know if you're like me, but we go into the store and you're wanting to, you want an answer to questions and you don't get it. It's tough. So the thing is, I don't know the plumbing business, I'm not a plumber, I'm not an electrician. But I tell you what, I know some plumbers and I know electricians and I know carpenters and they're all there on LinkedIn. They're on LinkedIn too, but th but the deal is the thing that I do know. Okay. But the other thing is, I'm not a chef, I'm not a bake, bakery guy or anything like that, but I know where food comes from and I know where it's sold and I know the varieties and I know the marketing behind it. So I know that. So that's something that I can do to help. So the deal on Amazon, what they want. You, you got me people going to Amazon, to buy something. They want people that know what the product's all about. That's basically what it comes down to. And the deal is if you help a hundred people buy a barbecue pit because you know how to barbecue, then you get paid for the product that they, that you sold. So that's a great thing. It is a great thing. If you don't, if you're not good at it and you don't do a good job and you don't sell any barbecue pits, then you don't make any money.

Russ Johns: [00:23:08] So how often do you, how often are you going to start going live on Amazon, now?

Randal Constant: [00:23:14] I may do like you.

Russ Johns: [00:23:15] Go every day. Huh?

Randal Constant: [00:23:17] I might go every day. There's very good chance. I tell you what I started last Saturday. Okay. Saturday Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, what? 11 days. I've already gone on 14 times. Wow. I went on 14 times, and you have views as well. Oh yeah. The first time I went well, here's the deal. Okay. All right. I don't know some kind of way I came up with the idea I would apply for, to be an influencer because I think I think I'm an influencer in the food department.

Russ Johns: [00:23:48] I think that says right up here, micro food influencer. I think.

Randal Constant: [00:23:52] Yeah, I think, but I think you could, I think you could say that. So I applied and I know it said something like, it can take up to five days, right? This is Sunday night, sunday night, and then it comes back and I get, the, the ah, giveaway tool that, that Dan engaged came out with. Okay. Then all of a sudden it blew up and it said you're approved as an influencer. I say, Oh, I didn't expect it. So I got approved. Okay. So you know what happens when you do that? Then you say, okay, now what now? What I got myself into now? What do I gotta do next? Yeah. And remember when you got approved for linked LinkedIn, they said, if you don't go within 30 days, you're gone. Yeah. So I remember when I started, when LinkedIn, it was like, Oh man, I had a lot of research to do. And I had to try to figure out what I was doing. And so it took me a while and I think I went three weeks before I decided to go along well with this deal with Amazon, they say, you got to go alive. You got to remember that. Maybe not all the influencers that get okayed. Maybe they don't they haven't done log. Maybe they've only posted. They can have a million followers and maybe they never did a video. I don't know. That's always the possibility. So they have a little tougher deal. But in my case I already have a hundred and I think 122 LinkedIn lives under my belt. So I, so you know what I did, it said that when you get started that you have to do 90 minutes of livestreaming. So I, and it says, once you do the 90 minutes a live stream and you can apply for the next level and the next level was more distribution. That's what we want right now. If somebody said, if you do 20 live streams this week, you'll get 10 times the distribution you would be doing it. You'd be, you would put everything on hold. Then you would have four shows a day for this week and you would get what you need to have so that you could go to the next level. So when I. And when I did it, I decided I'm on, I get it on a Saturday. Okay. So it took me about a week now. One thing I had to do is I had to get a, I had to get an iPhone. I didn't have an iPhone, so iPhone. Yeah. You need to run it through the iPhone.

Russ Johns: [00:25:59] Oh, that's okay.

Randal Constant: [00:26:01] Okay. So the thing that, that I had was I had an iPhone seven and I'm thinking that's, that's five years old. Yeah. What about if I go live streaming and because it's five years old, it doesn't work well. Yeah. So then I said, okay, I don't really want to do this, and I'm not ready to do this, but I'm going to do it anyway to make sure that I don't have any problems. I went out and went and got me an iPhone. I would have liked to have waited until September. Yeah to come out, but the show must go on.

Russ Johns: [00:26:35] You could blow up and then you can get another one next September.

Randal Constant: [00:26:37] Yeah, there you go. There you go. here's the other deal?  I have that. And so I try, go ahead and do the live stream. And I decided I did it with Calvin. Okay. Yeah, I did. 92 minutes. No. Why? Because I figured I don't want to wait for this. I want to get to the next level as soon as possible. So I did 92 minutes and then it said that you could apply for the next level. And the next level includes, include increased distribution. So that's exactly what I want to do. And then it said something like caution, if you apply and you get turned down, you got to wait 30 more days to apply. Oh man. Oh man. So then I'm thinking, what did I do it right? Did I, was it okay? I started to doubt myself, should I do it? Whatever. Anyway, so I waited a while and I said, I don't care. I'm going to do it. I'm going to press that button now recover the thing that's so cool is that you didn't have to fill out paperwork and all that kind of stuff. All the. So the thing comes right to you and all you have to do is press the button. That's it? don't know about you. I can do that. I can handle that. So anyway, it was it was Saturday night. I press the button. Oh, wow. What's going to happen now. What's going to happen. It said, I think it said it could take, Oh, I forgot it. I think it said it can take a week. Yeah, find it out or something like that. I don't know what to do.

Russ Johns: [00:27:54] Something like that can take some time to actually get approved.

Randal Constant: [00:27:57] Okay. So Tuesday morning I looked at my phone and says, you have been approved. You got to be kidding, all right. Okay. I'm in it now. So yeah, at that point, you're down, you're in it. You're in it. That point I figured Oh, I got to do it. Now, the thing that Lee, the thing that LinkedIn, remember when they started, they said you had to do a broadcast for 20 minutes, right? I think they started saying you had to do 20. And then later down, they said, you got to do 10. They want you on for at least 10 minutes. Okay. Yeah. And the thing is, as on LinkedIn, there's just so many people that are busy running their business. And you feel bad because...

Russ Johns: [00:28:36] But Amazon wants you to run for an hour. Don't they?

Randal Constant: [00:28:38] They want you to runfor an hour.. So I said, wow, this is exactly what I want. Yes. Oh. And then they, then the other thing that it said was we want you to sell. Yeah. Wow. But on LinkedIn that it's not that way. It's the opposite. It's the opposite Talks. So what I have is so I got seven years of building brand. Building and building and building. So you know that book, Gary V wrote a jab, right hook. I was basically doing jab, and never hit. I never drew out the right hook. I never did it. So now I get a chance to do it.

Russ Johns: [00:29:10] Now you get a chance at the right hook. Hey, we have to wrap it up. So how do people get ahold of you on Amazon now?

Randal Constant: [00:29:18] Amazon it's real easy. All you do is go to the live streaming section and you won't have any problems seeing Calvin and myself in the food section, we're on the food aisle just head to the food aisle.  That's the easiest way to do it instead of having the address or whatever that deal is, like I said, you go there and I guarantee you, you won't have any problem finding us. It'd be dope. Send me a message. I'll send you the link.

Russ Johns: [00:29:44] Perfect. Perfect. Randal, thank you so much. Tell Calvin I said hello. Always love to catch up with you and talk about data and live streaming whatever's going on in the world. Really appreciate it. And thank you so much. And everyone thank you so much for being here. Love the fact that we can all get together once in a while every morning at 7:00 AM, Arizona time. We're here because kindness is cool. Smiles are free. So you enjoy the day. Take care of one. All right. Thanks a lot.

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