YNS Live with Fran RacioppiMay 30, 2022
Listen to a new episode of Your Next Stop recorded live on Fireside with host Juliet Hahn featuring creator, podcast host, Chief People Officer, founder, performance coach, and race director Fran Racioppi.
Fran Racioppi, CPP, CBCP, is the Chief People Officer at Analytix Solutions, an 800+ person firm with offices across the globe. Fran also serves as the performance development coach for Boston University Men's Rowing and leads leadership programs under his own company, FRsix. Fran previously led Genius Fund as the Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer, a vertically integrated cannabis company in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to Genius, Fran served as the Director of Global Security for Snapchat where he was recruited to professionalize and scale the security organization across the globe, earning recognition from the FBI and DHS.
Fran holds an MBA from New York University. He graduated with honors from Boston University with a BA in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. Fran served 13 years in the United States Army as a Green Beret, deploying three times to Iraq and spending several years operating across Africa. A lifelong sailor, Fran volunteers to teach Veterans to sail as the Race Director for Sailahead a Veterans service organization dedicated to reducing the Veteran suicide rate.
Listen to Fran’s podcast at The Jedburgh Podcast. Give him a follow on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
“You can't wait for the last five hundred meters of the race to compete at the highest level. You need to go from the start. That's what it takes to WIN.” ~ Fran Racioppi
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Juliet Hahn 00:00:41
We're gonna be starting in five minutes Hey, Alicia.
Hi, everyone. We'll be starting in five minutes.
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Alright, guys. How are you?
Gimme me one more minute. I'm just broadcasting in a course.
but everything is not working like, it's supposed to because Mercury is messing with
Got a little little mocha.
Welcome to another why s live show. I am so sorry that took a little bit
there, You know, mercury is messing with me. And so all i was thinking
of life these days. I cannot wait to introduce you guys to my guest
friend, Trophy, who wait until you hear of the story because it is
as he looks like a very young young person, he's have a lot of life.
So welcome, fran. How are you?
Fran Racioppi 00:04:51
You call me old.
Juliet Hahn 00:04:54
No. I said you look very young.
Fran Racioppi 00:04:57
I've just messing with you.
Juliet Hahn 00:04:58
I said you know... The amount of life that you have lived though
I mean, you would think wait we do get into this that you would... That you are an older person, and you are not.
So welcome to Y five.
Fran Racioppi 00:05:06
I yeah. I feel it every day. It's okay.
Juliet Hahn 00:05:11
I'm sure. So before we start anyone
that has joined the room. Hello, Gina, Dave Alicia. Thank you. I know there's people
listening to us right now on Linkedin, Facebook, Youtube
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friend. Okay. We got a lot to talk about. I wanna touch
on really quickly, friend, and I both are gonna be a pod fast.
in Orlando Thursday this week, and we're both speaking, which was really excited
I've been on the Podcast.
that Friend host, and we had so much fun he actually came to west Hampton, and we did the live show, which was
Awesome. Awesome. And freedom kind of reached out to me and said, hey, I have this idea would you
wanna do a collab with me when we're at podcaster and
as you as you get into this episode, you're gonna see why we really match
really well, but also, why I'm so inspired by friend, everything that
he does and everything that he has done in his life to really
get him to
different paths in his life that he has followed passions. So
we're gonna be doing that at pod fast. We are gonna also both be
putting those episodes out. So we're gonna be interviewing a couple different people that are there, which is gonna be really
fighting. So we're gonna get into this friend. Did you wanna
add anything to that long spiel. Just threw out there.
Fran Racioppi 00:07:29
Yeah. And I'm... I'm super pumped, so I was really fortunate
to get to to meet Juliet
couple months ago now, and we had... We had her on
episode fifty three. And I did, I went to
West Campaign. I took my daughter she was my... Soon was my production coordinator
Juliet Hahn 00:07:48
I loved that.
Fran Racioppi 00:07:48
for the day. And I don't know if I told you this, but she took
she took four hundred fifty three pictures.
Juliet Hahn 00:07:56
Fran Racioppi 00:07:55
that day. And if you remember, she had been kinda like flo
Juliet Hahn 00:07:57
Fran Racioppi 00:07:59
down in the chair and was, like, totally just kinda like hitting the button
And so we had... We had a long conversation about
Juliet Hahn 00:08:13
Fran Racioppi 00:08:10
actually caring about what you're doing for a few minutes.
when you're asked to help out, but no I'm super excited. Episode that that we did
Did did really well. I loved the conversation with you where you're
coming from your perspective on things, where you're going with
with your podcast and in that direction and when they'll
podcast opportunity came up. I said, look, I really love doing these live events
we are just
done a big one down in Jacksonville, and I wanted to incorporate a co, and I thought
knowing better than you, and I think it's gonna be... And also
collaboration. So everybody's is waiting and check it out.
Juliet Hahn 00:08:46
Yes. And thank you so much. And really,
This is one of the things I love about Fireside is the interaction.
I'm really excited about it too. And when you said that, I I think I was in the car with
my husband. And I was like, oh, my god. I'm like, remember. And he always laughs because I'm like, remember the guy that you
to be the jeep Green, and he and I give him, like, all your thing. And he's like, yes. Yes. The jennifer podcast and I'm like,
Yes. We're gonna do a collab at pod, which is gonna be really awesome.
but you and I even talked about as this
like, as we both grow because we both are really growing with our space
because we really have found what we're meant to do doing more clouds. So
I want to start this. I first want you to just
and my listeners know, kinda just touch on where you grow up a little bit of your
crown where you went to school, and then we can, you know, really get into this episode.
Fran Racioppi 00:09:33
Yeah. Absolutely. So I
everybody knows you mean, mostly being from Boston, but I was actually born to Rhode Island.
And so that was a big big part of my life with her for the first ten years, moved Florida.
for a little bit, and then when we moved back when I was about fifteen, we actually need to Boston.
And outside the of the city lived in town called West, I went to Boston University.
for undergrad behind me up above my head.
is my or from being on the Boston university Men's Team. So was a
or a four year row there. And which also meant that I did not do R o
see. And so everyone says you are, you go the west point No. I went to Boston University.
and I was a college athlete.
and I never thought about really going into the army and then
I had wanted to be a journalist. Tom broke up
was my hero. He was I looked it in. And I watched him every night. And I said that's that's my dream job.
I wanna do
and nine eleven was my junior year.
And so then I said, well,
I'm gonna be a workhorse.
this is crazy. I can go out there. I can cover these war zones.
And then I talked I talked about a little bit before, but then I watched
all Vera out. And I don't remember if it was in Rapper or Afghanistan, but
he was with an infantry, and they actually got a fire
light and he
pulled out pistol, and he started
running down the road with this pistol, and he fell and he dropped it and all these guys
and the infantry squad start yelling at him and they're like, what are you doing? You can't
do that. You can't have a gun. Why would you do that? And I looked at that, and I said, nope.
Juliet Hahn 00:11:06
Right. And I remember that.
Yeah. I thank
Fran Racioppi 00:11:06
never gonna do it. Not gonna be that guy.
Oh, do you really?
Juliet Hahn 00:11:11
I totally remember that because I was in the city at nine eleven.
I lived in the city, and so and I remember because I always wanted to, like, journaling as always
was really, you know, something that fascinated me as well. And I remember thinking
Fran Racioppi 00:11:21
Juliet Hahn 00:11:23
Oh, what i'm moron. No bad but
it really... It was like one of those moments that you're like, holy crap. Why are you there? You should not
be there. They should have people that should be. So go go ahead.
Fran Racioppi 00:11:32
Well, so it's... So it's actually one of my goals.
and and I throw it out there because I'm waiting for the person to be like, I can make that happen.
I want to interview Ronaldo or There I wanna tell him this story.
because you changed my life.
Juliet Hahn 00:11:48
Right. Which I love.
Fran Racioppi 00:11:48
you really did. Tom Broke around Changed My.
And then and then I said, no. I'm gonna go do this saying. And by that time, I had watched
the special forces had you had and in my mind, saved save the world after nine eleven
going into afghanistan say defeating the taliban and and
take and expanding in qaeda. And I said, well, that's that right there.
I wanna do those guys have beards. They have long hair, the writing horses, that looks crazy.
and joining the army and my Officer Canada school with the goal, eventually becoming a great gray.
and served in the special forces, which I was fortunate enough to do and spent thirteen years
in the military.
Juliet Hahn 00:12:21
like, when I think about this, I was in the city in nine eleven, you are your junior
year and you spent thirteen years in the special forces
And I know we... I've listened to a number of podcasts that you either
have been on or, you know, on your podcast talked about.
And one of the things that I thought was fascinating, and and I always love to bring this back
athletes because I really do think when you're a college athlete,
there is something kind of embedded in you, and it's it's really that workhorse. It's like that work
ethic, but also with the military. I mean, you have to be someone that's like, okay.
kind of balls the walls. Like you can't just be someone that's like, yeah. Let me just
try this out. I mean, you're a green. And in my mind, that's like
the coolest thing. I mean, my dad was in the military. I told my dad actually,
that I was gonna keep their dry... I I wonder if my is this my dad?
Hold on one second. This might be my... No. It's not
My dad was gonna pass away. There's a mark with the c and the audience more.
and then my dad has that mark with the say and they, we're gonna try to listen because he was
like, oh my gosh. I really. He heard our podcast together and said this is
really fascinating my dad was in Vietnam.
and was wounded early on. So I have a, you know, in my
grandfather was in in the army, not my dad's dad, but my mom's dad, And so I have
just, you know, such a respect for what you guys do and
And so when you said, I'm going into the army. What did your parents
your siblings, like, what was the kind of thought behind that?
Fran Racioppi 00:13:51
Yeah. Well... Well, first,
mark your dad
thank you for your service. It's really, really important. I mean, that generation of
not only the Vietnam veterans, but Career veterans in World war two, and everybody who served
set the conditions for what really I I truly believe has made this country
the greatest country in the world, and and we owe tremendous dad of gratitude to everybody who served
Juliet Hahn 00:14:19
Fran Racioppi 00:14:16
before with and after me. So I really do appreciate that.
what did everybody say? What are you crazy? My dad day you go to the air force.
because you don't do anything. So, no. No If force be well now that
come after me after that. But they do do that they do stuff. It's just different. They're really important.
saved me a lot of times. I
But that was my dad's perspective. My mom didn't really wanna to talk about it.
my my wife... You know, now we've been together since we were in college.
and I just didn't tell her I just
I just went and did it, and she thought I was gonna move to
to Bang maine and become a a weather man or something up there.
Juliet Hahn 00:14:56
Fran Racioppi 00:14:58
came back one.
Juliet Hahn 00:14:58
So that has to been shocking for her though, to be like, wait. What did you do?
Fran Racioppi 00:15:03
Yeah. She in in retrospect
she she probably looked back now and she's like, well, you know, that I should've have known back then that
once you get these ideas in your head, you're just gonna run with it. So I might as well support it, which is why
pretty much died ever since and that couldn't be more appreciative of that.
you know, certainly been for
over twenty years now, you know, one of my biggest supporter and every crazy idea that
ever had. But, yeah, she she supported it and
and and I'll I'll say you you brought up athletics.
would never have
been able to achieve success in the Army and
going to ranger school, graduate rangers school and becoming a Green bay.
and and passing selection and making it through all that. If I had never
Juliet Hahn 00:15:49
Fran Racioppi 00:15:51
rowing in college. Like, I honestly do believe that that set the foundation
for absolutely everything that I was able to achieve in my in my life
know, personally and professionally because the work ethic
that is instilled. And you had I played high school sports. I was
on the football team and I played across and I had worked hard, but I had never under
hard work really was until you compete at a division one college level.
in a sport like rowing, where I truly don't... There is no other
sport that case you from
nothing resting heart rate to complete
lactic acid, you know, meltdown down in in a matter of five and half
to six minutes.
and passport does that. And not only does it require
an extreme individual effort
but it requires a team effort as well in
terms of physical capability and technical capability. And when you take those,
components, and then you say, well,
How are you successful in special courses? It it they
is really simple. Like, when I was in college, I had to be number one
had to be technically
and physically competent as an individual, and then I had to do that.
eight other people in a boat,
I'm saying eight people say there's only eight about no. There's a cox. So you have to work with that too.
Juliet Hahn 00:17:06
Fran Racioppi 00:17:07
So nine people in this boat
and everybody has to work together and it's and it's precision. It's
and at the point that which
you believe you don't have anything left. Well, that
point in time has to get earlier and earlier.
in order to compete
at the highest level and win what I mean by that Is you can't wait for the last
five hundred meters of the race you need to go from the start, and that really teaches you
what it takes to win.
Juliet Hahn 00:17:31
Right. And that's... I mean, when when I learn
that about you. I was like, that makes sense that you have that background
that you played sports. And, you know, when when
Again, you know, I played in college. I didn't play at the the division one level, but I played two sports.
And so it was one of those things that... you know, I constantly
you have to have that in mind, but if not only yourself, it's your team. And so, you know, I play
feel jockey and we'll cross, which is is different.
in you know with Rowing, rowing is one of those, like, gymnastics
There's certain, like sports I in my own head and in
might not be true with in the world, but in my own head,
gymnastics rowing and a couple other that
I'm always like, you know what that is like?
you're in it and you have to be so not just
you also have to have be in your minds. Right? It can't just be your
physical and my kids and I talk about this a lot, And I think when you and I touched on this before.
but there is something with talent versus work
and worth ethic versus talent. And my kids and I talk about it.
that, like, you could be the most natural athletic
but you don't work as hard and my and my sister and I
this is I was probably more naturally athletic than her.
but she worked to her ass.
all year round. I was like, I took some time, but then the second we got into season
is when I really worked my ass off, and as the time as we grew,
she probably became a little bit of a better athlete because of that, Like,
she never let up where I would someday days like, and I don't feel like running the five miles. I'm gonna
know the the cheapest. I kinda like admit. But I would go and hide behind your tree with, like,
three of my other teammates, and then we to pop out and be like, woo hoo. I did not do that all the time
don't don't think that. But it it was just something different
like, when I swam, I sometimes would swim under the lane. Like, I it's just me.
anyone that's little something is like, oh, okay. I got it. But so
what do you think there with that like, natural ass lettuce?
versus the worst ethic. And then, you know, when that's combined with one person that's
when you get that, like, one percent, like, you know, just crazy athlete,
but you don't have to be a crazy athlete all the time to be the top of your
game if you have that worth ethic, Do you agree or disagree?
Fran Racioppi 00:19:45
Yeah. I think that... Well, first of all, it depends on what your goal.
Juliet Hahn 00:19:49
I love that.
Fran Racioppi 00:19:49
So I mean, it it's it's really what's your called. You
are you? I mean, I'm... Yeah... You you started with it. But I mean, I
I'm I'm forty one now, and like, I'm not a debate one college athlete.
not green break, you know, serving an active beauty brain or
you know, like, what I'm I'm not competing in
in absolute course racing and, you know, and running, you know, spartan races.
I'm covering them now, you know, friend from the podcast
Juliet Hahn 00:20:16
Fran Racioppi 00:20:16
perspective, and I'm kind of daily and messing around.
but my goal right now is to just be, you know, is to be physically fit as best said I can be and
so that I don't want to ever
be limited by my physical capability, and you'll hear a lot of professional
we talk about that in their second phase after, you know, what do they try to do with
about competing, and that's very much how I feel. I wanna be all the play
Juliet Hahn 00:20:39
Fran Racioppi 00:20:37
across with my daughter without my knees or I wanna be able to chase my son around. I wanna be out he's
he's only two. And so he's got a long way to go and
so I don't wanna, you know, I wanna be able the play with him in ten and twenty years.
and not and not being limited physically. So that's my goal right now.
if your goal is to compete,
at a professional level and b competitive.
what I say is that
your raw ability is gonna run out.
you're gonna eventually get to the point where everybody has
raw. Everybody has
everybody at so I also work as a performance development
coach at Boston University with the men's rolling team. And so I talked to the team in the
and the coaches and the athletic staff on on the emotional and mental
side of the sport.
and and how that affects training and competition. And one of the biggest
and things that I speak to them about, especially at the no later part of the season.
is everybody's put the work in.
everybody has earned the right to get to the starting.
the differences is.
not what was asked of them.
Juliet Hahn 00:21:49
Fran Racioppi 00:21:51
but what was required to win?
Juliet Hahn 00:21:53
Fran Racioppi 00:21:54
And that is a big difference. And I interviewed anybody who's really a
Juliet Hahn 00:21:58
Fran Racioppi 00:21:58
in this topic, and I'll put a shape most plug in here. And anyone who's really interested this topic
should listen to the Undergraduate Podcast episode sixty
came out last week, we're promoting it right now on all of our social media.
But episode, Stacy was with Josh Bridges, Josh Bridges,
was a navy feel
he was a alone officer who never heard about what it made seal wise
he was... Didn't know what you wanna do his life. Some guy was like, you should start doing cross and
we become a navy seal like, I don't know either those two things are. But let me check them out.
Next thing, you know, is he's a navy seal, and then he
becomes one of one of prospect biggest
and most famous athletes. He just recently retired in the. I found the coffee come
they called good coffee. But what he
talks about is our whole conversation is about this
is that you think you're working hard
until you walk out and you turn around and there's guys going back in.
Juliet Hahn 00:22:48
Fran Racioppi 00:22:50
And that's paid manning, Tom Brady. You know, that's
the teams that are consistently
have it in their mind and he and Josh says this that
that everybody thinks they work hard.
think they never did enough.
Juliet Hahn 00:23:08
Fran Racioppi 00:23:10
and that's what he's talks about keeping in lot that night, and that's the attitude that you have to have is.
did I do it enough? What else is there? What haven't I done? What do I need?
be doing right now to better myself. And this doesn't really apply to athletic.
if you if you think about
I did an episode thirty eight with with his name Harris Gla that he owns
coming called midnight Express. They make... If you know, Mean, I express if you're in the boat.
Juliet Hahn 00:23:36
Fran Racioppi 00:23:35
you probably know it is, but they make the million dollar power votes down in South Florida.
And he says the entrepreneur
it's the first thing they think about when they wake up. And it's the last thing they think about when they
Juliet Hahn 00:23:48
Fran Racioppi 00:23:47
better it's constantly. What happened I got what happened I done? And it beats you up inside.
in order to close out one percent,
what has been asked of you?
it's identifying what's required to win, and are you willing to make that commit?
If you are
you'll be a champion.
you'll be the most successful. If you're not, that's fine too.
that maybe all you... You might just wanna be in the game if being in the game,
is good enough for you.
if you wanna win, you have to find what that gap is and you have to close that gap.
Juliet Hahn 00:24:18
I love that. And you guys... You can hear. And this is where I it's exciting
to hear. So you you heard that friend was a green He rode at
in Boston, and you can hear how excited he just got talking about this podcast.
and this is where I wanna kind of
take this like a little little little pivot, but you
for thirteen years, you were in the green.
tell us because I know you were stationed in Africa for a while, and that was towards the ends. And you said you may
your wife in college and you joins,
the army with her not really completely realizing when you guys were dating.
where did that lead you? And then how did you kinda decide? Okay? It's
time for me to exit the army and then tell us that little story because I remember listening
that a little bit touching on, okay. I need to now get, like, a job
Fran Racioppi 00:25:07
Juliet Hahn 00:25:06
what do I do? And take us through that pass a little bit, please.
Fran Racioppi 00:25:10
Sure. Yeah. So I I mean, I I
join the army two months after we graduated college and
when straight to basic training, the war Iraq had started, went to my
you're half basic training our initial training went to my
unit as went to Iraq for a year, Two thousand and five two thousand six
and then came back
made the jump to special forces and then served in special forces.
until I got out in thousand sixteen.
went to Iraq two more times as a special forces.
the detachment commander I also served in a variety of different
operations officer roles in running eighteen teams
than an entire group. And I was me... I bought my last job I was the aid
to to star General who commanded all special operations in Africa. And got
So I spent about two years.
in and out of of Africa. I lived on the continent for six months as well.
in east Africa. And so when I got out,
and I've talked about this before I had not been home
in in years. And the last time that my
life and a height had been, you know, really like, together was in college.
and, you know, we grew apart and and our our relationship in our marriage
suffered tremendously because of it.
and we spent about six years separated actually.
and the and that so I got out when
her and my daughter moved to New York and said, you know,
if this is what you wanna do, you know, then you're gonna pursue it, but we don't
we have other things that we wanna do with life, and I had to make the
decision that did I wanna continue to pursue this or did I wanna try to
you know, repair a family and make that work. And so I followed
to New York. I went to
I I I didn't know what I wanted to do.
actually, I was completely confused that I had applied to
hundreds of jobs that every company that you could think of and I had
not gotten very many offers or or any... And
and there was a knowledge yeah. You know, it was it was the... You had a lot of of
lot of leadership, you know, but leadership, yeah give a lot of talks
there's should work with a lot of groups and I say, you know, leadership everybody has a different definition
leadership, And so it's difficult to quantify that.
what you can quantify things like, do you know, how to read a balance sheet,
do you know what a P l is? You know, how to create a marketing strategy and
unfortunately, when all of your answers are, what is that? I've never heard of that.
you don't get a whole lot of jobs or you come out of the military. So
I kind... I I identified that
The military trains you
and every time you get promoted, every time you take new job, they send you to a school.
And I looked at getting out of the military very much the same way and
I need closing an all in. I find you to get an Mba
And so I apply then why you got in, and then I went
And and there for, two years while I lived in New York and we live separate, actually,
so I wasn't like. I went to New York and we just figured it all out it
family back together and took another
or five years.
to really work through that. As I went through my journey of you know, being
not in the military. And the only thing that last thing I had known
Juliet Hahn 00:28:33
Fran Racioppi 00:28:29
thirteen years in the past, and being a college kid.
and so, you know, what what do you do when you... When when you leave one college,
And essentially, the next time you have freedom is you're another college student end up back in that college, dude.
Juliet Hahn 00:28:41
Fran Racioppi 00:28:42
So so I did that in made a a series of other
Juliet Hahn 00:28:48
Fran Racioppi 00:28:48
choices, You know, we could we can... Are you or they poor or not at this
going, you know, certainly there in retrospect. But the good thing is is put a lot of work in over the way
couple years got our our family back together. We had our son, who's now two
and and now has been a really, really exciting time.
So kill me for saying this, but we're having another
- In October, but don't tell it.
Juliet Hahn 00:29:13
Amazing. Well, so... I and I this is
...and I... You know, thank you for sharing that. Because I know that's not always easy to talk about
you know, where you locked. Right? You you did all these things and
what year did you guys get married? Did you get married right out of college?
Fran Racioppi 00:29:26
and in two thousand five. So I i've got out of college in two thousand
degree. So we got married in two thousand and five right before I went to Iraq.
for a year.
Juliet Hahn 00:29:31
Right before you went to right back,
and can you take us a little bit into, like, what was the mindset of... Okay, we need to get married
before I go overseas, was it? Because you wanted to
not lose on. And I'm just I'm very curious there.
Fran Racioppi 00:29:44
Yeah. That's a... That's a good question.
Mean, we've been together i mean, on and off, you didn't college you always.
Juliet Hahn 00:29:53
Fran Racioppi 00:29:55
great, everybody who has you know, Maybe you always break up for
Juliet Hahn 00:29:59
Fran Racioppi 00:29:58
couple months here and there and know the way it is.
I know we've been together it for a long time feel five
years at that point, and it was like hey, I'm going to my rack for a year and
you know, I mean, if we're we're I'm
we see a future and we've made it this far, and she, Had moved down to Georgia
where I've been training and then we moved to Colorado, and we owned house together and it was
the natural progression of well, what's let's get married. And if we don't do it,
if we don't do it now we're not doing it for a year, because that's what
Juliet Hahn 00:30:29
Fran Racioppi 00:30:28
I get back. So so that's what that was really the driver decision.
Juliet Hahn 00:30:31
Right. No. And I appreciate that. I mean, because one of the things that I always find
You know, but I always say on my podcast, and really, and I believe in a life that we all have passed
whether you believe in god, whether you believe in the universe, we all have passed and we meet people
on those paths are meant to be with us and either
those people bring you up where they bring you down, and it's a choice
to make what path you're going to stay with or, you know, what people you're gonna stay with. So, obviously,
you guys really brought each other up. Like, your you're... I mean, I... You know, I met your daughter she's wonderful. Even
just gonna see great pictures. She was such a... I mean, she was really, you know, she
jumped in and was like here, you know, here dad. I'm I'm happy to help.
I mean, we we need to say what is she thirteen or fourteen?
Fran Racioppi 00:31:10
Juliet Hahn 00:31:11
Oh, twelve. Yeah. I mean, okay. She's even yet.
Fran Racioppi 00:31:12
Yeah. Can't blame.
Juliet Hahn 00:31:14
yeah Totally, she thought you was did a great job. Because I have the all those ages right there.
you know, that's there's something about that You're loyal. And you know, that
says to you, you're a loyal person, Obviously, your wife is too and you guys
new, Okay. Let's grow with each other and the fact that you decided, okay.
after thirteen years being in the military,
I want. I don't want this part.
to go. This is this is my heart. This is where I felt. Now that had to be
I mean, I can't even imagine having to choose
being like, okay. Because from what I I read and what you have said, you love
being in... You you love fingerprint a green bray.
Fran Racioppi 00:31:53
Yeah. I know I absolutely did absolute
I was great. I it was a
wasn't a I certainly wasn't not a lifelong. Wasn't like, I was a little kid and
was like, I'm always gonna be this, but, you know, I was was pretty good at it. And
I really enjoyed traveling, and I loved I love making any
what matters to me is making it impacted who.
Juliet Hahn 00:32:15
Fran Racioppi 00:32:16
and so you can do that in a variety of different ways.
And so it's about how do you how do you choose
to to make an impact. But, yeah, everyone... And I talked to my
buddies who are still in and they only have
a year or two, and then they're retiring because They'll hit there twenty years. So that's kinda crazy.
Juliet Hahn 00:32:29
Fran Racioppi 00:32:32
because that's... Because I I think About all right peers of like like could be retired
two years, but then I'm like, you value you'll ever a parent. And so I I look at it now and it's like, well,
where would I be though? You know? I I think that
if you look at your military career in the trajectory,
you... It's kind pretty defined.
you you generally know, you know,
by the time you've hit that ten year mark, you know... If you're
being assessed in groomed or future levels of
command or if you're gonna be in a staff role or what you're gonna do for the rest of your career.
so you didn't really know
things. Really have a a lot of
opportunities that will come your way that you can't predict and there's a lot of great things that you can do.
when you get out,
you kinda guys start figuring it out, and and there's excitement
in having to solve that problem.
and that's gonna change a a multitude of different ways. I think
as you as you grow and evolve, and as
as you define who and what you wanna be, I think if I look
a year or two down the road, and I say,
for myself in that position and I'll be in that position. And I'll say
am I better today having gotten out?
or what Have been better if I had say that certainly those pass would be at in very different.
But I think that I'll be very confident and at
excited about where I am having experienced all the things that I did from
twenty sixteen and twenty twenty three.
Juliet Hahn 00:34:02
Right. And I have to say. I mean, just knowing you a little bit
feel like I you know, know you enough that when whatever you do, you really put
your heart and so. So I feel like once you made that decision and correct
me if I'm wrong, But once you made that decision, like, okay. No. I'm going to save my family. That's
what I wanna do, I wanna be with my wife and my daughter, and I can say, oh,
I did... You know, I impacted a lot of people in this part of my green.
career. And now I wanna make a difference here and find out what's next for me.
do you think and I guess my question is do you do you go back
ever regret or you... What I in picture as you as you're, like,
Okay. That was great. Now on to the next thing, and now I'm on to
making impact in this part of my life.
Fran Racioppi 00:34:46
I think you gotta be on to the next
Juliet Hahn 00:34:46
Fran Racioppi 00:34:49
I don't I don't think he gets you anywhere. And the times the times I've changed it,
Juliet Hahn 00:34:54
Fran Racioppi 00:34:54
I mean, what what we were doing
sharing my my time and is much different. I mean, this was the
the high left Iraq and the global war on terror. And what's what's
- You know. What
the mission is right now is vastly different than what it was when went on there. So
I I don't know if looking back in that manners
Juliet Hahn 00:35:11
I totally agree.
Fran Racioppi 00:35:15
I think you gotta focus on what's an connection where you wanna be. And what's
what's the next chapter look like? And I think
that's what I've
I tried to really focus on
Juliet Hahn 00:35:22
Yes. And you can see, because now we're gonna get into this so this
chapter. So you went to get your Mba. And again, thank you for sharing all that
I know that's not always easy. But so you
got your Mba.
and I know there was something that I read, you actually missed the deadline and you called off, and we're like, okay.
Fran Racioppi 00:35:41
Juliet Hahn 00:35:41
Oh, come on. You get... You got romeo about
that a little bit.
Fran Racioppi 00:35:47
I missed the deadline for application for for Nyu, and then I
and I just called and asked if I could apply, and I didn't... I didn't give them a chance
to speak. I called the head of the admissions department, and I just
spit to the phone. And I said, hi. My name's friend jab,
green bread I'm looking it out. I wanna program and I kinda gave this whole
reason as to how I was in Africa and I didn't you're
expect to do this, but I really needed to be in the class and then they said, oh,
go out the application. And I? So I already did. Oh, okay.
and I done everything and Had already submitted and and
learned behold there were
the normal class is this class size it's sixty our class had sixty one.
- So I I Like do think Guy was the one you
created the sixty first spot.
Juliet Hahn 00:36:35
Right. Well, I love that, But and not something that I want everyone that's listening to this
to think about. Sometimes we meet mistakes. Right? We missed deadlines.
but don't just be like, oh, I missed it.
call, find out because it never hurts to ask
and kinda pushing and being like, hey, this is my situation.
you know, I'm not making excuses for myself because it's very different, you know, kinda of missing it because you were, you know, smoke
way and playing video games. But, you know, and and, again, even if you were doing that
you missed it and you're like, I wanna change my life. You have to think about that.
then you jumped into Mba and, you know, you really
kinda put both sheets in really, really focused.
Can you tell us when you got out of that because that was another part of the story that I was like,
This is so interesting. Is the first job you got
out because I love how you know, anyone that's just joining friend spoke about
you know, he applied to all these different jobs. And when you
you know, green black. I have all these leadership, but things that
kind of translate in the business world don't translate
in the military. And so he had to learn and that's why he went and got the Mba.
So when you got out, can you take us a little through that after you graduated him?
Fran Racioppi 00:37:43
Yeah. Well, I was very fortunate to have met I guy right Rick nelson.
and Rick also works at at Merrill Lynch. And he
what the first to expose me? And this concept that now
court of the podcast and talent group who I work with. And that's
this this concept of hire character training per skill. And so what that means is
find people who have a demonstrated pattern of success and what they've done in their life,
they they exhibit a certain level of
character and define those character traits. What are they? You know? We talk about knives
the podcasting and those are the nine that are used by special operations command to
assess and recruited and select talent, and then everything was based on the
in of various degrees in each one of those nine.
but figure out what you're looking for for in someone.
and wait that
technical skills, especially technical skills that can be
caught. If you can teach someone of high character, how to do something who has a demonstrated pattern of
success other places in their life.
really be confident that they're most likely gonna succeed in what they're asking you to do.
if they're hearts in it, I I I'll say that for a very
Juliet Hahn 00:38:54
and I love that. I love that so much. Because you know, like, what my just
and stuff like that, Like, that always... It's something that is
so true if you see something in someone, don't just assume, oh, they can't do it.
And so I just... I love that and that was one of the things that we talked about in your podcast.
and I think it's just so brilliant. So please please continue.
Fran Racioppi 00:39:13
And they'll they'll figure it out, and you'll teach him, you... If you're willing to invest
in the hard skills. They'll learn. And then so that's what Rick hired me at Merrill lynch.
to do, and I was very fortunate to to stay one of my
best friends and we're super close. And so I worked in Merrill Lynch while I was in business
and I was a financial adviser, and I got was
became a registered, you know, represented Series seven.
sole insurance. I got talked about people about investing with me.
And and and that... That's a great
industry. I learned a tremendous amount, but I said,
phrase if you're hearts in it for a very important reason. I have no doubt that
I would have been successful as I
lasted there longer than eighteen months. But my heart wasn't in it and
and one of the most difficult conversations that I've ever had in
in my life and personally or professionally was the day I had to go in
to Rick and tell him that I wasn't gonna be staying past.
my graduation, and then I was gonna be going on to go do someone else because
This was the future of his business, and you know, he really looked at the growth
of his business and taking you honest partner and kind invest a lot of
an energy and effort in developing the upper a year and a half. And
I just... I just woke up every day, and I i
I didn't... I didn't
I wasn't able to give a hundred percent
in my heart. And I'm... You know, you talked about your all in
I talked about Josh Bridges and Josh Who says, you know, if you do it do to Go, Pro, I'm a one
person on the dial. You know, either. I don't care.
or I'm all in and there's very little in between and and
And I just wasn't there. I did I was on the the one side
things. And so I had a do and have that difficult conversation with him.
And then I went and I was the
the director of global security Snapchat, which was a great opportunity
and a really exciting time to me at that company shortly after they went public and
it was able
to professional and grow their global security department
across the entire world. So that was that was really, really cool.
Juliet Hahn 00:41:15
Yeah. And, you know, I love what you said because that's one of the reasons why we do get along
because I'm the same i'm My i a one or a ten. There's no there's not a lot in between them all or nothing.
and I want everyone again to listen to that because if you're waking up
like Fran said he he just knew he wasn't in it, and I think that's
Some people have that quality where they can be like, okay.
I know this is gonna be hard, but I know that this is not right. I know that
this is not right for me, and I'm also not serving the people
that have invested in me. And so I owe it to them to be like, you know what?
I'm not your person, but I so appreciate you for that opportunity.
and then you find what the opportunity is that you're meant to do. There's so many people
even today that are listening to this podcast or no people that are stuck
in jobs or stuck in parts of their life that they're just
not happy, and they're not showing up and they're not serving the people that they should be serving.
because they're either fearful.
or they are don't wanna hurt people's feelings or they just don't know what
to do. And so I think that it's so important. That's one of the reasons why I started my whole time
cast in all of these different series I have is that I want one person to be listening to this being like,
you know what? It's my time. I need to... I need to resign, and I need to
hear out what what to do or I need to change my life. I need to get out of this relationship.
I need to get out of this part of the world that I'm in and I need to move to a different place.
because it's so important. We all just have one life. And if you're just going to the motions,
and you're kind of an auto autopilot. What kind of life is that? You know, and we all go through period,
know, I'm not always... Woo like this. You know, there's some days that I'm in autopilot, but that's
that's, you know, we're humans, but I know when to churn that autopilot off.
and go into, you know, what I'm meant to be doing. So
friend, I love that but you had that hard, you know, conversation and you said,
if if you didn't have that,
your relationship with your friends. I forget his name. I apologize.
Fran Racioppi 00:43:00
Juliet Hahn 00:43:05
Rick, If you did not have that conversation and you stayed in that
position because you were like, okay. I can make a good living
you know, I have a way if I've you a daughter,
I know I can make a good living and I just stay there. What would... You know what would a that
done to the relationship with you and Rick. And what would bad have done
the relationship with you and your wife that you have, you know, now amended.
really think about that. Right?
Fran Racioppi 00:43:29
I'm being a completely different spot.
Juliet Hahn 00:43:31
Fran Racioppi 00:43:32
So I mean, I mean, it's just what's one of those
I think it's it's one of us. You look back in your life and you think about decision. You know, you you
life's a lot like a football game, you know, a super Bowl. Right? They talk about
su, you know, Super Bowl often come down most often come down to, like, two or three critical
plays. And if the play Had kinda gone on the other direction it would have changed the momentum, it would
possibly we had a different result. You know, that's one of those pure
time where I look back at my life you, he could sum up you know, that that
Juliet Hahn 00:44:02
Fran Racioppi 00:44:01
four decisions you made in your life that really swung things a certain way.
you know, that's that's one of them. Yep.
Juliet Hahn 00:44:07
Right. I love that. So then take us then. And I'm really because I wanna get in
do I know we have, like, about fifteen minutes. I want to get in, like, how you found the judd
Fran Racioppi 00:44:14
Juliet Hahn 00:44:15
podcast, but also what you're doing now because you have a, you know,
it in a couple times where we've been talking. You're, like I'm an Over here.
Fran Racioppi 00:44:21
Juliet Hahn 00:44:22
where are you now? This is so amazing. So take us through a little bit that
and I do have to pause because am I not right? I would love to hear a sound of a applause of anyone
that had listens from the beginning about
everything that you're talking about. I mean, you would think you were, like, sixty five.
You have lived life.
Fran Racioppi 00:44:41
Juliet Hahn 00:44:41
but you have a two year old and you're in your early forties.
Fran Racioppi 00:44:44
Juliet Hahn 00:44:44
But that's... You know, what? That's one of the things I find fascinating a
out you though is that you really are like, I'm gonna jew
you know, you're you're you're going. You're looking to better your life.
and that's what I think is is so many people are lacking. So
explain what you're doing now and then how, you know, the podcast came about and
some of the live events that you've been at and, you know, all of that good stuff.
Fran Racioppi 00:45:04
absolutely. So, yeah. I I I would I say that
at at Snap a year and a half and
had a a hard lesson in corporate in corporate environment.
And the fact that you can't you can't Jam change down people's throat and so How did call
difficult right there about learned a lot and came came out a better person.
And then I went and I I ran a
I can this company.
Juliet Hahn 00:45:32
Fran Racioppi 00:45:31
in La. And that was that was really, really cool for Russian dark.
And then when Covid started that investment, what a
shut down. And so, unfortunately, I had to sit there
Kobe, like, so many people in say
who who am I? And what what I wanna do with my life?
Juliet Hahn 00:45:50
Fran Racioppi 00:45:50
because I need to figure all this out, and our our son had been born on March
Juliet Hahn 00:45:51
Fran Racioppi 00:45:54
seventeenth of twenty twenty. So in in Then Manhattan,
and we were the only people on the street, you know, that
on on that day, and so that was pretty crazy, and it it was matter figured out.
what I'm gonna do the rest my license and as I sat there, contemplating that,
you, I I went back
to things that I truly cared about where I had kind of
started and life comes full circle sometimes and I said, you know, I Everybody
that person should actually write a book, and then I was like, well, I tried
a couple people in there. Like, you should think a lot of podcaster. I said why I a lot to say.
Juliet Hahn 00:46:27
Fran Racioppi 00:46:27
But what would I talk about? I have no idea. And so that
I started kind of formulating what that might look like that involved with organization called the Talent War group.
is one of our sponsors and very influential and started healthy. I start the Dead podcast
they had read a book called the talent war, not
translation of special operations, mindset, and special operations
character into corporate organizations and and other organizations. And so
was very close with with them, and they
I went to the message, I wanna start a podcast. It's gonna be called the Podcast.
we're gonna take Converts from World War two who were a transformative organization who
what I call visionary drivers have changed, those
dedicated to winning and had to win at all costs. And if you're not familiar with
with the Jed operation World war two,
in May of nineteen forty three, The allies identified that the war was all about lost
Germany had occupied friends. London was
was under on under siege, and they said we have to invade Friends
Normandy was the only way Under France and a operation over Lord.
but they couldn't do it because German superior machine guns
they had in entrance. So they had to create
this organization, they recruited a hundred people each
from the French, British and American militaries. They sent him to Greg, Scotland in the Northern
northern portion of scotland, and they train them in dream three man teams, one America
Juliet Hahn 00:47:55
Fran Racioppi 00:47:53
one British one French. Sorry in the night before D day, they parachute them in
behind enemy lines and occupied France where
they linked up with french resistance forces. They trained them. They equip them
and then they conducted sabotage and some version operations against
German reinforcements into Normandy, creating instances where movements that
should've have taken the Germans
two to three days we're taking upwards of three to four weeks.
because of the the work they were doing and that allowed enough
the invasion forces to gain a beach head
troops onto the shore and normandy and eventually moved into france.
and the General organization was transformative
went in the war, they were given very little guidance in
terms, and they were just given a vision
Juliet Hahn 00:48:39
Fran Racioppi 00:48:42
go away with at all costs.
and that's what they did, And that organization went on the form operated the operations director
cia i when
war two was over, and then in the early fifties,
they were taken out of the Cia into the Us Army.
and they became the green rays and the army special forces
Juliet Hahn 00:49:03
The jennifer birth.
Fran Racioppi 00:49:02
So my lineage as a green gray goes back to
Dread. And today, I tell the story
of modern day bridges.
in business, athletics, entrepreneur,
social activism, journaling military leaders, with leaders there's
no conversation that I'm not not willing to have.
from all different industries and walks of life.
Juliet Hahn 00:49:26
and and then people can hear the excitement that you have just talk about that. And I know I was so honored
to be on your podcast, and we had such a... Anyone that's just joining
Fran actually came to West Hampton Beach, and we recorded live, which was really, really fun.
And I think I came
my episode was right after New, and I was... My... I, like, sent it
Fran Racioppi 00:49:47
I think so.
Juliet Hahn 00:49:48
Yeah. And I said it my friend. They're like, oh, I think you're doing.
think you're doing pretty well. I said... I think my podcast is doing pretty well. And you one of those things.
And so I and I love that you just explained all that because you could
why it made sense to be called the Podcast. So you wanna tell us a
couple different guest. I mean, I know you've had some really really cool gas
Fran Racioppi 00:50:10
Juliet Hahn 00:50:09
on and it's... Like, when people say to me, who's your favorite? I'm like, I've had a hundred like, to
I can't I can name some, you know, experience that I remember
people talking about, but I I don't have... There's no like, favorite. Because they, all
inspire me in such a different way. Every time I talk to someone that is making a
change someone that's doing something like you did where they really have pivoted their lives
into into something that they've dreamed about and wanted and and kind of, you know,
have gone and feel not nervous, being... I mean, obviously nervous
i shouldn't say that, But, like, you know, oh,
Fran Racioppi 00:50:38
I'm nervous every day.
Juliet Hahn 00:50:41
every day. I know... And so that's why when I said that I was like, no. I didn't mean that. Because we're all, you know, we're all numbers, but we're
we're not letting fear stop us. We're not letting fear or, okay. Well, what if this doesn't work?
stop us We're
going out and doing things and you really have done that so beautifully.
do you have any, like, moments? You know, I know you just came back from a live event, and you've done some really cool
things that you'll stand out in your mind.
Fran Racioppi 00:51:04
we we've been extremely fortunate like
and be more appreciated to all the support that we have. Our all our title sponsors is Jersey Bikes.
So Peter Tan crow founder her Jersey Mike, so I'm met at Merrill.
Juliet Hahn 00:51:13
Fran Racioppi 00:51:17
and it he's very close with Rick with Rick Nelson. Who I talked about
and so they actually
he then I... When I started the podcast, I made the list who are the people I would talk
Juliet Hahn 00:51:29
Fran Racioppi 00:51:30
Okay. Who's in my phone? Who can I call? Who should be that first?
trance of guests and I called rick and I said, hey, You think peter welcome on the
podcast I wanna talk to him. Maybe he has some good ideas. And so he said, yeah try him and
and Peter was absolutely adamant supportive of it.
And so we had him on. It was like episode two is really our first external. Yes.
and and then we were fortunate to to build it from there. He launched us
and then has come on this year in twenty twenty two after we... I went back
Juliet Hahn 00:51:58
Fran Racioppi 00:51:57
said, look, I told you it was gonna work. And and thank him and then make
came in as our title sponsor and and
we have had as you mentioned, new Singers, we've had Nfl players. We had
Austin colleagues was the all wide receiver. We had Jesse Graft from American ninja Warrior and
stunt women we had. We had a series of Olympic medal
had Jimmy Stone, who's only been medal in
when it's rowing, we have more welcome send with medal women's platform diving.
we've had the secretary of defense former of
defense under president Trump, Chris Miller. We did a big episode on Afghanistan
stand where we had right at nine eleven, we had
an afghan immigrant who had been evacuated out of that
understand we had Chris who served not only
figured day of defense, but was in one of the first special forces teams.
into Afghanistan in two thousand and one, and we had an organization called No left behind.
and two of their board members who are also army veterans and than everybody shared their
lemon story and then talked about the withdrawal of afghanistan.
we have had general Crystal
for those who might know General Crystal,
we've have had very famous, a lot of athlete
We've had Jason, one the cross games
in in two thousand and eight, started a a gym franchise
I could go on. It's been it's been a really amazing
experience for us we're starting to incorporate live events.
we went to Jackson the last month at doing the bank called Sam Jackson
first that were go rug games, and we covered that three day fitness festival. We
we did twelve episodes we recorded down there. We've launched a short form series
our long torn series releases on Thursdays. They're about
fifty minutes to an hour and a half.
depending on on who the what we're talking about and who the guest is,
those released on Thursdays, and we've started releasing periodically
on Monday's a short form called jumping in. So
Denver jumped into World war two, was fast and swift, and we do a short form fifteen
twenty, twenty five minutes on a short form one on series of Mondays,
just today launched a conversation with the Green Foundation
and and that's allowing us to
talk about one subject, you know, really in depth really quick. We did an episode with.
we didn't an episode with the former head of the Cia
operations director it, who had also been on episode thirteen about Ukraine and
Juliet Hahn 00:54:26
Fran Racioppi 00:54:27
Russia and the situation there. And so we've had a lot of fun
doing that. And so we're doing as many as we can in person.
that we we are doing our live events in the back of a World War two
Land Rover discovery ambulance that was used by
the British Royal air force, and we they
podcast studio that we built the back of that so we're getting that out
to live events. We're gonna go to the Veterans day parade in New York City this year, and we'll
want, and we are finalizing a number of other live events for the fall.
Juliet Hahn 00:54:58
and love it. And mean, you guys can you can hear You can hear the excitement
that, you know, friend, what you're doing, this is it's so cool.
where your, you know, your journey has taken you, and I have to say Daniel in the audience.
said impressive list, You know, that I know if anyone else has a question
please. You can go to the react
over here with the little hearts, and you can put a question and I can ask Friend because
I also want... We... In the beginning when we started,
friend and I talks about we're gonna both be at pod fast
which is Orlando if they convention a podcast convention,
and we're both gonna be speaking at separate times.
and Fran approached me and said, hey, would you wanna be my host? I would love to do like, a
five, you know, event. I know you did it at the Super Bowl and all these different things. And I said, oh my god.
I I don't even need to know anymore. If you're doing something, I a hundred percent
we'll do it together because we do. I mean, anyone that's will me to this
I feel like we're very similar. Obviously, you know,
I'm older. I'm a female You're younger, you're a male, but we have the very same
kind of worth ethic and also our the way our brains
go where work site. When we get excited, we get
excited. And when we say we're gonna do something, we are gonna do something. So I would love before we wrap up,
because you did touch on this. How did you become the performance coach for the
Fran Racioppi 00:56:16
Juliet Hahn 00:56:14
for the the rowing. I mean, that's I love that because you have
you have your hands and feet. It's not... You just don't have two feet in and you have, like, every hand every foot, every
fiber of your hair into different things that I know, you know, are just helping more people.
Fran Racioppi 00:56:26
Yeah. So my my day job,
actually, I'm the chief people officer of company called
linux solutions, which is the back office back office outsourcing company out of boston.
we have eight hundred employees. And so that's my that's my day job that
actually. And so right before we have down here, and I also run more
so I run marketing, I read people. And so I was having a
you lot a marketing campaign now about so lunch before I jump down to this,
But I I
I have been very involved with the Rolling team since I graduated
certainly, my time in the army, I was much more distance. But since the last couple of years, I've been
fault with them. And just a passionate mind to give back.
to the community and the next generation hopefully, there's. I don't wanna see the team succeed.
because I put a lot lot of blood sweat pierced into that river.
on the Charles river in Boston. And so I had the opportunity to
speak with them, you know, at hoc over the last couple of years, but I
the relationship with the coach and this year, we said, you know, how do we develop a formal program?
as I run leadership development programs for teens, individuals and organizations.
has another side, satisfied side business that I run under
Juliet Hahn 00:57:35
Fran Racioppi 00:57:35
my own company. And so we work with
with teams with individuals with corporate on
identifying not only corporate structure, but
building and we we run team building events We do coaching mentoring
And so now we've transitioned a portion of that and good
development team working with the team and and the athletes. And president
Juliet Hahn 00:57:54
Fran Racioppi 00:57:56
see from my own experience, which has been a really great
opportunity to be able to identify with them. And then we're building our
team building programs with with a number of national
national big companies that will be
Juliet Hahn 00:58:10
Fran Racioppi 00:58:09
published here in the next couple of weeks so we're very excited about that as well.
so the other day start at four Am and they end about.
about ten pm.
Juliet Hahn 00:58:14
Right As that
you're and so you probably are... It's slightly hard or working and than I
you probably didn't cut the corners and your five miles when you read when you hand.
Fran Racioppi 00:58:24
Juliet Hahn 00:58:25
like, I was saying the Guy was joking. So
please also tell everyone where they can find you because I know people and Daniel i'm when ask
question in a moment. But I know there's so many people out there that are like, okay.
I... What what where can I find where can I learn more about Friend and what he's doing?
Fran Racioppi 00:58:42
Juliet Hahn 00:58:40
and how can I get involved? I mean, someone might say, I have a great, you know, guess
for you to have or I I wanna sponsor the Podcast. So please, you know, shout out
they can see in the fortune cookie, you know, a little bit, but also give us
Fran Racioppi 00:58:53
Juliet Hahn 00:58:53
you know, people that are driving that can't be reading right now.
Fran Racioppi 00:58:55
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Juliet Hahn 00:59:41
Fran Racioppi 00:59:42
So follow me on on all of those all those different.
Juliet Hahn 00:59:44
And you're also gonna be on pick Terry as soon as well.
Fran Racioppi 00:59:49
Yeah. So we just had that conversation yesterday.
so so, yeah, we're we're finalizing the
that up here this week, and then we're gonna we're gonna meet with them when we're down there at podcast. And
talk a little bit more about getting on that platform as well.
Juliet Hahn 01:00:01
Yes. And and Stewart, who St, who's one of the founders of pictures
actually, when we're at pod fast, we're gonna talk to him because he's gonna be there.
which will be really, really fun. And anyone that has not gone over to check out pictures cherries,
or if you're listening to this episode now or later because it's
gonna go out on my ssdi which will go everywhere. You can also go to pick
cherries and get that little snippet because there might be a significant that you're like, oh, my gosh.
I want my friends. I want someone to listen to this where you can share it, and they might say, oh, this is now. I don't have
time because I'm not as invested as my sister, my brother, whoever it is,
but when you send that little clip and they get that little clip,
that lights them on fire just like an Instagram, you know, like, an Ig or
short or, you know, a real
tick talk. This is very similar to that, and it's really exciting because then you're able to
share podcast like never before. So definitely check out picture Cherry.
And I have to say Daniel said, what legacy do you want to leave?
Fran Racioppi 01:00:59
that's a that's a great question. Daniel... I've never i've never been asked that question.
The the the legacy that I wanna leave is was
was I a person that... Okay. I'll I'll I'll give you you this way This
just came up this week. To... Very simply, I'll give you a short answer. Getting you lawyer answer.
there's difference between being
a good dude and a nice guy.
And if you... And and I'm just posted about this yes.
today because I have this conversation with Josh Bridges, but I wanna be... I wanna be a good deal.
there's a lot of nice guys out there, but it could do this somebody who
tax other people and leaves organizations and people better
then then they were when they met them. And that's my goal.
And so we don't always, you know, always get it right in life but
if you're a good be people understand that, especially if you have
character to own up to your mistakes and make the corrections moving forward in the future.
and that's something that I've strive and very hard to do through the course of my life.
and that's the impact and the legacy that I would like to leave for
my family, my kids and anybody who takes the time to invest
in hearing what I have to say and supporting us and and
put a lot of work into into into that attitude, I think,
Juliet Hahn 01:02:16
You definitely do. Thank you, Daniel for your question as well.
Mean, you definitely do. And it shows with everything that we just discussed
and I'm... You know, so I'm just happy that we connected funny enough.
you know, anyone that listens that knew that I had Connecticut ties
Fran Racioppi 01:02:33
Juliet Hahn 01:02:31
Fran actually lives in two towns, like, over from where I lived for over eight years, which I was, like,
wait. Where are you? This is crazy. Now, Like, there's even more time
and his daughter plays the cross, which we know how much I love across.
I I I was excited to hear that. But I just, you know, friend, again, thank you.
so much for joining Y live.
and Fireside. I mean, this is what I love about Fireside is
that people on Linkedin are listening right now. You know, they might not know about
side we're getting that out we're, you know, yelling from the rooftops rooftop because this is an app that's really helping
changed the way we share pots
not even just share, but we we do podcast. So I'm on right now.
Youtube live. I'm on Linkedin live. I'm on Twitch live.
and I am on Facebook live. And so anyone that's kind
scrolling through there during their lunch hour is able to see us and listen to our
our episode. But now they often also jump into Fireside because they can see in look and feel
then become a member of Fireside and then share it from here too. So
it is such a great app a great space for us to be able to share these stories and get
them out to more people. So I just wanna thank you so much for being a a guest on why in the
live and joining it and I can't wait to see you in, like, what four days?
Fran Racioppi 01:03:42
I know. Yeah. It's coming it's coming up that.
so we've got... Yeah we got some more to do between now, and then, but my other two microphones showed up, so we have the four my
Juliet Hahn 01:03:50
I know, which... Just amazing, which I mean, it's it's just it's
so it's gonna be... It's gonna be fine, and and we will be able to share that with
you guys, and you can either catch it on the podcast or you can catch it on your next to stop
which is, you know, my mean podcast. But, again,
Thank you, Fan, and I know you have a busy day ahead of you. So
just, you know,
good luck with everything, and I will be seeing you in a couple days, and thank you everyone that has joy
Fran Racioppi 01:04:17
Juliet Hahn 01:04:16
the audience and ask questions, and we will see you guys soon.
Fran Racioppi 01:04:18
Juliet Hahn 01:04:20
Alright. I'm gonna bring Mr. Weight bot up for a little music.
Oh, we gotta a slow and exit.
we have we have the poke in the beginning how many have a slow. Thanks
you everyone. Daniel Cindy Dale, five
hi Dave Gina, Alicia, and everyone else that came jumping in. I saw a bunch of
people jumping in and out and everyone that is on Linkedin,
Youtube, wear Facebook and twitch
we will see you guys next week for another episode. Why live with Nfl
red. We have a great great episode with Cynthia George son, Michael Z,
you guys do not wanna miss that. Bye, friend. Thank you so much.
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