The Voice Revolution, a ZZ Top business card and recording your life

Note from the author: I do a live Trading With Cody conference call with my subscribers every two week. The below is the Part 1 transcript to this week’s Trading With Cody Live Q&A Conference Call. Part 2 can be found here and part 3 can be found here

Lets give everybody a few minutes here to call in. Let me pull up the MarketWatch as we are waiting.

“Alexa, play Classic Rewind on Sirius XM [Alexa plays music.]”

Come on everybody, name the band…

ZZ Top! I’ve actually seen them perform this song stage side at the Beacon Theatre in New York a few years ago. I got to hang out with Billy Gibbons on his bus. Got to play his guitar a little bit. It was really cool! A friend of mine who used to do the marketing for is good friends with Billy Gibbons. Billy even gave me his business card when I left and I gave it to a friend who has it displayed in his office. It says: “Gibbons, Friend of Eric Clapton.” I’ve always thought my buddy should have a business card that simply says, “Friend of Billy Gibbons.” I’ll have him send me a picture of it. (Here’s the pic):

“Alexa, stop.”

I apologize if I ever miss any of your questions that you send in by email or in the chatroom I try to answer everything you guys ask. You Trading With Cody subscribers are a priority in my life, as you know. But I also have other things that I do including taking care of Amaris, Lyncoln and family; running the IAm App; running Trading With Cody; and researching all of our stocks and a few other things here and there. It keeps me busy. I am going to need to take a day or two off at some point here in the next few weeks.  I have a bunch of traveling to do for work in the next few weeks too though. Doing the book is a lot of work, as is all the other stuff I am doing, and I am just up to my ears.

Speaking of the book, please take a sneak peak at the new site for the book and more! It is about all things Voice Revolution, It’s not finished as we are still working on it, but for now the site is there to sell the book to people who do not subscribe to Trading With Cody. And it has a few other features.

Whew, I thought I forgot to record everything I just said, but it looks like I did.

An interesting thing in life right now is when you regret now recording something.

It’s like how right now I thought didn’t record three minutes of commentary so that we can put in a transcript and/or in the Podcast and have it together for you guys and I was bummed. I feel like that a lot when I forget to hit record or something. But, you know we used to never record anything! I only have one tape of playing little league football in seventh grade. It was the super bowl. We were the Colts and won I think 44 to nothing. We were pretty good!

Nowadays, kids have their practices, warm ups, games, everything archived on their parents’ pages, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc.

I don’t know about you guys, but I have a hard time doing social media. Especially in my life, I should be doing social media. I should be tweeting, posting pictures, commenting, etc. I should Facebook Live these calls. I have been meaning to Facebook Live these things for the last 3 or 4 of these calls. I thought of that 6 weeks ago, but I forget every time because it’s too much to keep up with. I am too busy, I don’t have time to talk to the camera and record everything.

But then afterward, sometimes I regret not recording and/or posting to social. For example, when I got home yesterday and there was a huge elk drinking out of the water container we have for the wildlife next to our house. There was like 3-foot-tall antlers on this guy and he got startled when I said ‘Hi’ to him and he walked off. I walked inside and I was like “Oh man, that was awe-inspiring. Oh, man, I should have gotten a picture of that.”

Sometimes we forget we should just be living life and we don’t have to archive everything. We don’t have to memorialize every moment. I mean I should be more of that, sure, because it is what I do for a living in some sense. I should be marketing myself and this company and my products like I used to. If Facebook and Twitter had hit 10 years earlier, I might be king of social media. Heck, I could have posted videos from side stage at ZZ Top! But as social media went mainstream, it was when I left TV and I just sort of…didn’t want to be recognized in public or be as high profile as I used to be.

One other point that this Record-My-Life world we live in underscores is that we are going to a future of wearables and voice-interactivity and we are no longer going to be holding up our phones to swipe or even to talk to them. In five years, we will have some way of recording ourselves without walking around looking at your camera, putting your life and others at risk as you guys are driving or walking down the street.

We all see see people walking in the streets looking at their phones. Including me, I might not be Snapchatting but I might be reading or looking at a map or something.

Matter of fact, I actually have a broken arm right now. You guys don’t know that but I broke my arm in Boston about ten weeks ago. I went to a sushi restaurant and I decided I wanted something a little more “Boston-y” so I was looking at my phone for other nearby, highly-rated restaurants and as I was walking on the 300-year-old brick sidewalk, I tripped and snap! I heard it happen, but I decided it wasn’t broken because it didn’t hurt that bad. Six weeks goes by and I finally got it x-rayed and sent it to an old friend of mine whom you guys know, Dr. James Shores, the Hand Transplant surgeon who introduced us to Axogen. He was like “Dude, your blah-blah-blah is broken. Better go get it in a splint and keep it immobilized for 6 to 8 weeks.”

That was probably 5 weeks ago.

We are not going to do look at our phones as much as we used to any more anymore. There are going to be better ways of looking at maps and recording yourself for Snapchat. You will be able to talk to that stuff and not have to swipe so you don’t have to break your arm break your arm walking down the sidewalk. We are investing in companies that are driving those revolutions. As you guys know we are ahead of that and have been ahead of that and we are staying ahead of that curve.

August 1st, 2017 by