YNS Live with NFL Thread feat. Brandie ScalesApr 21, 2022
“The people who don't believe in you are not on your team until you're on the team.”
Brandie Scales is the wife to NFL Long Snapper Pat Scales and mom to Tootie and Jo. She is a full-time Realtor in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and recently joined Keller Williams' Sports and Entertainment Division to help serve professional athletes & their families!
Brandie owns her own photography & film company, manages their Airbnb, and in her free time, she creates content for her lifestyle blog and LTKit site.
Coffee, candles, and fresh flowers are Brandie’s love language. She loves writing, exploring the outdoors, dancing, and being silly with her best friends and family. She loves cheering on small businesses, and big dreams and hopes to inspire others to chase their dreams and 'do it all!’
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Juliet Hahn 00:01:13
Hello, everyone. How are you welcome to YNSLive with NFL Thread and our guest Brandie Scales. I cannot wait for you guys for us to jump into this. This is gonna be really, really fun.
As I I'm gonna first let Cynthia introduce Branding, and then I'm gonna tell you guys how, you know, as people are jumping in how to broadcast to the world, but cynthia, why don't you jump in and
Brandie Scales 00:02:15
Cynthia Zordich 00:02:16
Welcome. I'm glad to be here to talk to you, Advantage. You you so many exciting things.
Be besides, you know, being in the Nfl world right now, real estate, photography, your babies,
so we're really excited to to meet you introduce to everybody
to hear how you're juggling everything and to like, introduce you everybody and gets to know you are. So thanks for coming today.
Brandie Scales 00:02:41
Yeah. Thank you guys so much for having me. This is such an honor
I am so excited to be here and can always talk.
Juliet Hahn 00:02:48
Yes. I know I I can't wait to dive in. So a little bit housekeeping before we start. So if you guys are, you know, joining us on Linkedin, I actually see a bunch of people already on on there. Welcome to Linkedin.
Cynthia Zordich 00:02:50
Juliet Hahn 00:02:58
This is being broadcast on Youtube, Twitch, Facebook live, and also on
when I said didn't say linkedin and I said linked in my four time. But so if you guys I know people as the
Cynthia Zordich 00:03:08
Juliet Hahn 00:03:11
the kind of the room goes, we're gonna have people in and out. So if you're here right now, I do see you. We can broadcast to the world. So Branding, I think you guys are already doing that. If you just click those two little lines and Dj you wanna do that to too so you can share it with your followers
Cynthia Zordich 00:03:21
Juliet Hahn 00:03:26
so they can jump in and listen. And the thing that's really cool, there's about fifteen people on Linkedin right now, listening to us. So
which is fine. And I... See numbers on Youtube as well. This is since we started
doing our show, cynthia Right, I think was during... It was returned Covid when everyone really was working from home.
So they would be packed and as the last, like, three weeks and so I kind of state to everyone the last three weeks. People are going back to the office. So we're getting a lot of people listening on replay. So if you guys are listening on replay, we wanna say, hi. You guys are gonna be, like, just in for such a treat listening to Brandy new story, which is just gonna be so fun as cynthia said, there's so much behind this woman that's on the stage. And at such a young age, what you're doing and what you're juggling and what you accomplished and
I just can't wait to jump in. So,
I'm gonna throw back over the
Cynthia Zordich 00:04:15
I know. Well, well, I'm actually... Randy, it's incredible, really what you're doing.
Brandie Scales 00:04:20
Cynthia Zordich 00:04:20
I I guess...
boy, I'll tell you
being in the week long already and you know, let's start with how you... You know, if you guys met, hang you batman man. Like, let's talk about that and and you start with, you know, you going up, like, where you grew up or you like to school let's start there.
Brandie Scales 00:04:39
Yeah. Okay. So I was a military broccoli dad, but in coast my, and so
we moved around often, but he always comments says in high school, he would never move us. And so I was born and where go, and then we lived in Alabama, Virginia, Florida, and then Maryland,
Maryland airlines where I was a high school, seven high school, and I did gymnastics my whole life. So Gymnastics of me to utah state,
and I competed for their Sixteen team and met Pat there. So he was playing him football for
Of me. So we kinda met in the training room one day and
hit it off.
And I... Like, opal is always some special because he was, like, the most patient kind person, like, so genuine.
So I like didn't,
you was like, two busy be true. So I like, kinda like a brand from them for a while. So
we started dating and two thousand and nine, and then
life happened my career ended,
and he came to me. She has a fifth year that he was doing you master's degree.
Sorry to me. And so after that, he was like, I I wanna play professional football.
And I had been so consumed with Gymnastics my whole life, and I didn't really know that world,
and it wasn't that I did like football, but I was just so consumed with
gymnastics that like, it was that we never had time to, like, watch the ball or get involved. And so to me, i, like, okay. Like, I just, like, brushed it off. I was like okay. I've trained with the lesbian. So according,
Cynthia Zordich 00:06:09
Brandie Scales 00:06:17
she went see know four. She was my teammate teammates growing up. So
Cynthia Zordich 00:06:21
Brandie Scales 00:06:21
I've went around these, like, professional athletes my whole life, but I knew that they were just people. So that like, gave me a a cool perspective in all of this. So Pat tells me
And my career just ended it so, like, perfect. Like, i think when you
recruit, like, I've done this for eighteen years. I have not, like, I don't know anything else to do, but, like, now you wanna do this career, So I kinda went all in and was, like, for sure, like, let's do it.
I didn't know kinda of what up and he came out in
eleven, which was the lockdown here.
Cynthia Zordich 00:06:52
Brandie Scales 00:06:53
So that was kind of hard story.
And he's a long suffered. So there's all theories you guys in the nfl. There's only one guy on a roster per team. So we knew the chances. I think the style is, like, two percent
asking to make the nfl. But then long numbers, there's only one
spot. So that person just so much lower
Cynthia Zordich 00:07:12
Brandie Scales 00:07:15
So we just knew we do our best and pray and, like, trust God. And
because of the lockdown out
went straight camp that year and everything was really fast. And so we were with the Raven,
and he and Order Cox were basically, like, fighting for the job.
And obviously, morgan was a veteran and very good, and he had come through the league and I think we're all in there for, like, two or three weeks, and so we got cut.
And at that point,
you're like, okay.
To now what. And so we he knew he only wanted to try for two to three years, and I was cool with that. So after college, we moved to Dallas. That's where parents were
because I need you'd be leaving for trials and going places, and I wanted to have my parents so that I could have
stability in a foundation,
Cynthia Zordich 00:08:03
Brandie Scales 00:08:04
and they really just did become our rocks and, like, help us chase the dream. Like, they kind of just disturbing with us, which was so cool.
We kinda move their house twice. So they literally just, like, kinda took this on So after he got cut the first time,
he was working
like, very odd jobs, knowing that key...
Has anytime you get a call, and
he would have to leave and until we how to find jobs and i've, like, understood that.
Go let and come back.
Like, so like, he have to eat, like, two, or three days off, but, like, if we don't get signed, like, can I come back to know I just, like, failed on me real fast? And so
he sold cell phones in a all, which was like, forever. So he works at a molecule,
and then he also took a logistics job for worldwide technology, which was a connection with the family friend. So
we kinda in throughout years where fun in george, but in two thousand
eleven you're the Ravens, And in to twelve that office then he was... With... We had committed to the Raven or to the jets
And we're in Pennsylvania, we've driven from Dallas to New York because he couldn't afford flights. And so we get to Pennsylvania i he called because he like, hey, The Raven called and want you back. And we, how, like, sign a contract yet. So you're like, well I can't cut it twice, like, the who so goes that i cannot knowing
anything about the Nfl.
And so we tell the judge we're sorry. We go back to the Raven and you get your camp and they cut us some final good day. So
that's just not so we like that. So... And I doing, like, And camp always stayed also works like, so and jobs, that, like, could pay a bills knowing that, like, are like, hopefully one day will be with football.
Juliet Hahn 00:09:37
Brandie Scales 00:09:50
And so during the off season again, we would just work on in Jobs Palate gets slow up for practices or workouts,
and he'd get to most of them and they'd be, like, we just need a hunter, Like, but we need snap like, we're flying it in because, like, the entice out this pun or we need test out the kicker. So very few try were actually for a long snap.
But he always did it because his one thing was like, I just need one person to tell me yes. And, like, that was like, his, like, one thing. He was like, I just received one person, like, one person
needs to tell me yes. And then I, like, I can make... I can change their my like, I can do this. And so you always kept that perspective.
So we went
the next season, we went Miami Ota,
and then desperate camp.
got cut I don't cut Day Though was twenty thirteen. And in twenty fourteen, during on, we were Tim,
trained his disc in his back. So
it was like, the first day of practice,
they're were running sprints, and he like, lost all, like,
like it could run. He couldn't do anything.
And so he came home. We need need back surgery.
And at this point,
it was so hard to, like, not give up. Like, but we were just like, he just always believed. So, like... And we both just so much that he could do it. And so
like, to come back kid. Like, you because like, he always... And he's the youngest of force. So I think, like, his whole life, he's always been, like, the youngest time to prove himself. And so
we came that home.
Before we're living with my parents. She got back surgery a dream.
And for twelve weeks, he couldn't been with her twist. So, like, he literally was just, like,
walking around hoping to, like, play football and he
red mind jim during this time. And so my jim talks about, like, always keeping your goal like with you. So he would carry a football of him ever everywhere he went. Like, if you went into a different room, the so talking with him, if he was going into the doctor in the with him, like, at bedtime time, the so both sat on his. Like, he knew that, like, this is like, I haven't yes. I had this huge about that stuff, but, like, my final bowl still, this is year three. So, like, this is our last time, like, like and that, like, visited it. So we don't gonna invite any the camps. We're not clean like, we get cleared right before training camp.
Knowing that, like, we're cleared to play but we're not ready to play. So kinda just trusted dawn and had to believe that, like, there was a plan.
he I remember we were... It's through December now. And, like, he's having, like, one or two workouts, but no one's really calling because he's at box surgery that's just kind write off. And so
Remember you're watching
on just like, December fifteenth third, the seventh, december... The first thing of December game or watching the ravens.
for some reason, we just turn off the Tv. Now like I'm just done, like, I watch football bullying anymore Like, i'm so frustrated, Like, not not like we're... We're just frustrated, and we do not make it out of the media room, and the Raven.
And we're like,
what? And so
i'm unfortunately showing more and Cox to the next play toward his Acl,
Cynthia Zordich 00:13:02
Brandie Scales 00:13:02
So we... You know, so they knew us and we've already been with her team. We've seen their... We do their coaches, You've seen their place done everything they call pat. They're like, we've booked you a flight in two hours.
Cynthia Zordich 00:13:14
Brandie Scales 00:13:14
Like, we need you here. And so we're like, okay. So I like path random stuff, and then we, like, slot we're living an hour from the airport at this point. So like, hurry, let's go. Like, I don't care you can buy whatever you need. If you need anything, let's go.
So they end up applying two guys dog pat
on another guy, and they worked out, and the other guy has right experience.
Cynthia Zordich 00:13:31
Brandie Scales 00:13:35
Pat played crazy experience. So it makes sense. They'd go with the guy who has the experience.
So Pat comes home, like go, it's okay. Like, I was so close, Like, it's fine. But like that journal actually like keeps you hooked. Right? Like, you're like, oh okay. Like, we're so close. You can't quit
And so we go back home, go back to Our,
and to each later, i get a call.
I like, a week later, and Because Mcdermott had gone her so they're, like, pat is you. Like, we're not even gonna apply anyone else outside and, like, you this is your chance You're gonna have to do it. And so I've never for forget. I like dick goose so I'm thinking about it. I would not work, and pat showed up, No like sounds weird, Like, i know Why be here, but it was, like, six o'clock,
and he, like, pulled the eye his like, three minutes colonized tonight. And I just like,
start crying. Yeah I'm just like, oh my gosh. And so I like, close eye boss. I like, I have to go. Well, i I think he's not, like, I'm leaving tonight, and I'm playing with Sunday. And I like, just like, literally really like lost. I wanna like just fell the floor.
Cynthia Zordich 00:14:35
Brandie Scales 00:14:39
And I i called my... I like my one of my she was a coworker worker, but kind of higher up. I like, well here. And I was like, I'm so sorry. But, like, I have to go and They don't know if I'm coming back. And so
we went home.
packed all our stuff. It was...
So you played the last two
regular games and then tuned coaching and games.
So now God has given us... Where Like pre experience. Radio, she's make in policies experience
Juliet Hahn 00:15:04
Brandie Scales 00:15:07
and like the blink of an Eye. And so that was twenty
So graduated twenty eleven didn't make a roster until the end of twenty fourteen, like,
final end of the in.
And we lucky I was with the Ravens, and so knew the kicker who knew the pun. He knew the coaches is and him and Morgan had actually established a really good relationship at this point.
Cynthia Zordich 00:15:29
Brandie Scales 00:15:30
And the cops are, like, whatever of really good friends sound, so it's like, kinda of cool,
how this all worked out. So tax finishes and season for Ravens.
And it goes through Ta. And at this point, and God Morgan is healthy again. So
go they have to bother in drink camp, and Morgan gonna been taking and job, which is a good thing. Like, I think now, as a a veteran, length, that's what always want. Right? Like, he should deserve his job back, He'd been there for so long. So it was a good thing that he got his job back,
and then we had no job. So we go back home.
And has... Come on. Like, I like... I'm keep getting this yes and then I keep getting this snow. So pat just kept telling me, like, I just need to get one yes. Like, now I have that regular. She's my experience. Now I half up home and experience. Like, I just need one yes. And this... Yes. Kind of came, like, oh weird way. So the bears was never on our radar because Mentally was there for so long.
Juliet Hahn 00:16:06
Cynthia Zordich 00:16:19
Brandie Scales 00:16:28
And so we
did this call that so you drive on to
Kentucky for thanksgiving
with his family,
and the day we get their the bears call. And I'm like,
really, like, on Thanksgiving weekend. Like, when you're in law, like, i'm even with my family. Like, I missed my in laws, like, and I love them, but it's just different. Like, I'm like, now you're leaving me and
So they flying him up on Thanksgiving morning,
Cynthia Zordich 00:16:54
Brandie Scales 00:16:54
and he is
they're playing Thanksgiving, so they're playing nothing giving day stay flying in on Thanksgiving,
they work him out,
and They sit at home. And So like, okay. Cool. Like, whatever.
Don't call it to do a puncture or workout for them. So he was up there trying out a hunter because they're pumped had unfortunately,
Cynthia Zordich 00:17:18
Brandie Scales 00:17:18
And the one yes came from the kicker. So robin gold
watched the practice
and so pat. And he told the team he, like, that's my snap. Like, any need does effort. And so like, it didn't come from a coach. It come from a scout came
Juliet Hahn 00:17:29
Brandie Scales 00:17:33
from someone who is in the who won. He just there to watch. And that was, like, the one. Yes. Like, he convinced to the team
to bring pattern in. So
ski on thanksgiving they, like, made that change. They called us on Saturday morning, and they're like, hey.
We're doing it, like, drive up, you're gonna be our guy from here, like, for the season at least. And so we did not return to text since my parents were like watching our animals, and you're like, hey, Like, for halfway here, we're gonna keep driving.
So we drove up that Saturday, and it's like, he has been there ever since,
Cynthia Zordich 00:18:01
Brandie Scales 00:18:07
and it's pretty now looking bad. Like, so he's been there ever since, but he didn't make a roster till twenty eighteen.
Juliet Hahn 00:18:08
Brandie Scales 00:18:15
So, like, kind of weird so twenty sixteen, they've cut him on final cut day, and then brought him back two days later.
So twenty sixteen, and then twenty seventeen,
during a previous and gaming tour.
he was on our roster during that season, but he did technically earn his spot. He was on the Injured reserve. So twenty eighteen was kind of the year that he like, went through a jesus windsor chance, and then I'll final on had day was the guy and, like, for that to take us seven years and, like, to have that was, like, the most bitter thing. And at that point, we had our daughter with us too. So just a kind of full circle come back and it was a file because that was me... That was kind of like he did what Morgan he got to come back and then earn a spot and
Juliet Hahn 00:18:56
Brandie Scales 00:19:02
establishes his place in the team, which was really cool.
Juliet Hahn 00:19:05
Yeah. And I know that... Cindy, can I jump in really quickly or jared do?
Brandie Scales 00:19:08
Sorry. That was a lot and through everything guys.
Juliet Hahn 00:19:09
No. I know That was fascinating, and I loved it and I know cynthia has a thousand things to say, but I just wanna circle back and just say one thing that stuck in my mind, and this was what I love. This is why I love having these shows because it was the one thing that you said. And I was like,
Okay. I I know what kind of mentality you have because I know gymnastics.
My daughter was a generous
until, you know, so just of way. But that were
the work ethic that you have
as a gym
is something that not everyone can handle, You know, gymnastics is as an you know, I mean, an athlete, you have to be an athlete, but you also have to have that mental
capability to be able to take all of those.
Okay? You... Like, you... You missed a little This is... I mean, it's such a demanding sport in so many different ways. The fact that you were able to get where you get you into college
Brandie Scales 00:19:54
Juliet Hahn 00:20:01
that you were able to say to your husband.
Okay. I know what it is to work hard. Right? I I know what it is to put that grit, and I know what your dreams are. And so I can be here and sit back and and cynthia, I would love to throw this to you too because I feel like
Brandie Scales 00:20:06
Juliet Hahn 00:20:16
you guys were a special,
you know, special partner. You know, you guys got together because, obviously, God was like, okay, These do are gonna work, but not everyone not, you know, you can you can't have two people all the time that, okay. I see it, and I can go through those ups and downs, because sometimes those ups and downs is what takes people out. Right? They're like, I can do that anymore. So I can't. But so you built in a way, you know, back to the gym the gymnastics, and then going through everything that pat is, and then you're supporting him and and the way you told the story was beautiful, by the way, and then it was not too long because it's your story. It's never too long because I was able to kind of transport myself in there and think and be like, oh my god. I can feel those ups and downs. So I can feel how that would feel. So I wanna talk to ask you both.
Brandie Scales 00:20:24
Juliet Hahn 00:21:00
That is a special mentality. And do you think that
in the Nfl or even in in a professional sports,
that that's something that you know, the the wife or the spouse,
and the man kinda need to have together or do you think it can be one person that can kind of push that as well?
Brandie Scales 00:21:18
I think one person can do it, I but I do think it's definitely
a really good thing that both us how this mental,
not dry, Both the work
Juliet Hahn 00:21:27
Brandie Scales 00:21:29
I also tell you it's like, my worst thing because I really far on him. Like, because gymnastics made me
perfectionist, to gymnastics made me, like, always push for more and have that drive and that work ethic. I'm always, like, pushing him. And so, like, i she live back home. And like, hey, Guy you six books, and we're gonna get, like, mental health, and we're gonna do this mean like, obviously. You like, I just wanna sleep and stretch. And I'm like, sorry.
So we're, like, he'll have, like, a bad day I've, of course, I'm in pathetic, but I'm like, well, then you should have done this. And he's like,
Cynthia Zordich 00:22:00
Brandie Scales 00:22:01
cool. So sometimes I need to, like, remember that I'm not... Like, I need to switch and be like, just this way who's empathetic and here for you, like, bent versus, like, pushing you for, like, always being better or so. I think it's a good and tell of about thing.
Juliet Hahn 00:22:15
Yeah. And I would love something. I would love for you just to... Because I know I I was watching your face and I could feel that you
Cynthia Zordich 00:22:19
Yeah. That's it. Actually,
it's funny because that's exactly where where I wanted to circle back because I feel that so many Nfl players
do meet their thoughts and in college and until many of those girls are athletes. And to me, it is really exciting
to have that connection
a lot of people
that don't understand the game
might have said,
What are you holding on the stream for find a job, do something else. But when you are an athlete
Juliet Hahn 00:22:47
Cynthia Zordich 00:22:52
for eighteen years committed to your own sport,
you know, that you you have to live what the consequences
of that ask to ask somebody to give up their dream.
And, you know, that's the rest of your life. So the fact that you know, you you push them, hey, you pushed them. That's great, but you are also there for him. And I don't think between your family,
it's probably because of what your father did. And because of what's since inside him inside of you and his family,
it doesn't sound like anybody was pressuring him, take about his dream and look where he is, look where you guys are.
Now because of that, and and you wow I I don't have a lot of people, a lot of especially young guys who, you know, people who realize it, but
so many guys going to the league and you know, they don't all put the baseball cap on it. Pretty. You know, if they're waiting and their time to make the team year after years. So good for you guys and good for him
and having that support system around him, you know, so that's amazing.
Brandie Scales 00:23:52
Yeah I think it is important. We didn't lose friends because I talking people who I know my whole life they be like you... Like, it's time to a bought time for you guys, link you did this. Like, it's cool, but, like,
Juliet Hahn 00:24:00
Brandie Scales 00:24:05
you have like... I think how it we... I mean, we did those friends, because we had the standard ground and i had to show and, like, no. This is something that I believe is possible and he believes himself and, like, Also, we are committed to other for the rest of Early life. So if I tell somebody he can't do this. Like, did I living with this consequence for the rest of my life and? There is, like, anger towards me, and I just didn't feel. It was never my place. It was never my place, and it never will be my place to decide what he's done playing football either. Like, so this is history.
Cynthia Zordich 00:24:36
Brandie Scales 00:24:36
You know, I'm here to support him the whole time, and until he comes to me and says he doesn't wanna play, it's not funny more. It's it's his even and I'm here to be his biggest children's supporter best friend and confident during all of it. So I think that is hard if I had any advice to the girls are guys going out there. I think
Cynthia Zordich 00:24:44
Brandie Scales 00:24:55
it's hard to cookie people blow especially the ones that you've known your whole life, but the people who don't believe in you aren't on your team
until you're all key.
Juliet Hahn 00:25:03
Brandie Scales 00:25:04
And then they're on.
No people like, of people aren't supposed to be in your life. Like, the people who, like,
Cynthia Zordich 00:25:06
Brandie Scales 00:25:11
we were so fortunate with, like, all of our best friends and all of the people who still... Have been with us from the beginning, Like, they believed in us so hard and, like, would just, like, support it and share so on, like, you you have those people in your life and you really don't have time for the other people who are gonna be their during the hard times.
Cynthia Zordich 00:25:29
Juliet Hahn 00:25:30
Cynthia Zordich 00:25:30
Juliet Hahn 00:25:31
And, you know, Cindy and I I love that you brought that up because that was... That was something that really stood out to me as well. And and I remember you saying that before
Cynthia Zordich 00:25:31
Juliet Hahn 00:25:40
when you have that,
drive, you know, as an athlete, whether you played in high school whether you play in college, there is something with that whole team sports drive, whether you are and and we can go all the way to, you know, to dance to cheer leading to all of that when you're on a team and, you know, okay, I have these goals.
Brandie Scales 00:25:56
Juliet Hahn 00:25:59
It really really is such an amazing thing to be able to as you go into life, see how it kind of unfolds and I, you know, my kids play sports. I played sport. I played college sports. And it really is. I look back at that and I'm like, you know, when it was hard when I didn't... You know, someone came in and took my position
I knew that I had to work harder because I wanted that position back, and they you're still my friend. They're still my teammate teammates, but this is what my goals are. And so I love that you guys had such a deep belief in in the other. I think that's such a special thing. And I think...
I mean, in life, even someone that's not in the Nfl. Right? If if you see your spouse having a dream,
and you see and you believe in them, you wanna be there and support them, and it is hard. Like, when do you say, okay, it's time
to get that real job. I mean, that's like very fine line. Right? That's a very fine line, and it's really... I think what you said is such a thing. It's it's not your job to say, it's time for you, you know, to to quit... It's it's really your spouses and and your husband and your partner.
Brandie Scales 00:26:45
Cynthia Zordich 00:26:45
Juliet Hahn 00:26:58
So I love that. So the... The other thing that i one is gonna throw back to you again because
I could see your face, and I literally was, like,
did any of that resume? Like, did Michael go through any of that? When you guys were in your, you know, young years?
Because those ups and. I mean, that's as Brandy said, the adrenaline and just is what keeps you right has to keep you going. Can you share any of your experience in there?
Cynthia Zordich 00:27:16
Yeah. Actually, it's pretty interesting in that, you know, my goal played twelve years,
but we never knew he was going to play twelve years. So I mean, if somebody hold up that...
When we first went to the new York Jets,
and his coach, you know, but Carson says, he was so green. He was just so green.
He had friends and Coaches that told him to get a desk job. You know, when he got cut at that first, you know, training camp.
From the San Diego,
he really had a isolate himself, and it was really his disheartening you always remembers those people that told him to get a best job. And,
you know, we... I'm so in love that every time he got cut, I was so excited to get him at the airport and my son were like this she knows that's not a good thing. I mean, and we're happy for this she's gonna see michael, but did she real you just got cut.
So literally really aware of where we were going. I knew I was in love with him. But...
Like, yeah, we...
We I would wait for some call, like, hey. So I bring the kids. It's like,
you know, he went to from new york two years to arizona for five years. And when we were an arizona telling, it was still kinda, like, okay. And I have to wait for that call to say, I'm comfortable
you know, come bring the kids out because you wanna send lower out there and then move all the way back. So I think that when he got sent Philadelphia, he actually felt, like, okay. I'm here, and it was comfortable, but then you're on way out. So
yeah. I think that he experience a lot. So... But for you, though i have honest with you, I was kinda
you know, we went to that for two years getting in, and I wonder what it would have been like,
for, you know, for all those years and I just I'm really applaud you guys. I fudge
you I fudge your family, his support system, and I'm so excited you guys because
then to me, should everybody knew about that because I'm you shut everybody else and let people do what they wanna do and need to do.
Juliet Hahn 00:29:14
Cynthia Zordich 00:29:19
Brandie Scales 00:29:19
Thank you... Yeah. I think this has made us, like,
Juliet Hahn 00:29:20
Brandie Scales 00:29:24
the biggest cheer of, like, the little guy
and undergo, like, we...
And it's so crazy to, like, how this now has come full circles.
This we're going into your eight with the bear... Well, with you're with the bears. And I like you said since you're like,
like, the average,
like, like some
fall careers two and a half years. And so we... It took a so long to get in the
for so long, you're so uncomfortable being in. Not because... And I think something will take that i like, thinking we were in grateful. You weren't grateful, but what we were so scared in ending
that we didn't... Like, we didn't like, enjoy it because were always so scared and, like, and I think you just
So now, like
pat is the oldest gal
for the bears right now. And so, like, now he gets the turnaround around and him
this week. And so he called me, and she's wednesday day he was, like, Randy, like, I went from being the sky
who like, could not make a team and his like, I just became the leader of a team. Like I just became,
Cynthia Zordich 00:30:27
Juliet Hahn 00:30:28
Oh, it's amazing.
Brandie Scales 00:30:29
like tears I. So like I just became, like, they die that everyone's gonna look up to, obviously, he's not quarterback About. He's not like, this, like, who everyone else sees is, like, the head of the team, but, like, he's in the law cooling and in which he's the oldest veteran on his team to help these young guys to help like, the work coming in the guys we're gonna on practice squad, Like, he's this person
who's gone through it. Like, he can tell them i'm, like, I know where you're at. Like, I know that like, you... Like, wanna Make this team so bad. I've been here don't look what I've done. Like, the motivate these guys and, like see this person who can, like, tell them like you can do it. Like, we were... We were not drafted. We were never the guy who like, just... Like, and dawn are still so special because they made it. But like, we've been through the trenches, and now he can talk these guys through it and help them out, which I think is really cool.
Cynthia Zordich 00:30:59
Juliet Hahn 00:31:17
And your story.
Cynthia Zordich 00:31:18
Juliet Hahn 00:31:20
Right? I mean, that's that's what this whole platform is about. This is why, you know, Cynthia and I started this. And then this is what, you know, since his dream is to have young, you know, young wives and spouses and and veterans talk to those people that are in the league and those women. That are going through this right now and you saying, listen. Just hold your ground, get that support system. If it's if it's your spouse dream,
stick with them, you know, see where it takes them. And I think that's just such a beautiful thing because not only is packed and help, but your story is going to help so many
Cynthia Zordich 00:31:42
Juliet Hahn 00:31:50
and out there that are gonna listen and say,
wow. Okay. You know, what I need to change my mindset. I need to think, okay, These hard times
or what kinda gets me through. So I do wanna ask you a question there, and I think it it probably, you know, growing up as we we talked about growing up in the military, and then also the gymnastics is probably what gave that to you. What do you think gave that to pat? Like, what is a little bit of his background that he
kinda had that as well? Or do you think it was a lot of yours support kind of helping him grow that.
Brandie Scales 00:32:21
So his dad was corporate Hills they had and move all time and grew up everywhere. He was youngest force, so I think moving around all So, ian being I'm support... I mean, there was three boys one girl. So, like, he was always, like being handcuffed up to bed or, like, doing like the stories that they have, like, torn basically like, tired down and Tickle And like, I think he, like, was always having the fight to, like, prove himself.
Juliet Hahn 00:32:29
Brandie Scales 00:32:44
And so, like, long term
this not, like, made him a fighter to never give up. And so...
And he does... He'll tell me, like, I couldn't have done it without you. I do believe he could've have. I don't think I I think he's strong enough to do it by himself, but I think having me has to support system and having a be a team in this and knowing not, like, you could come back and
be upset. Like, I remember...
It's so silly a cut one time, and I had a head to work so like he had to get I my parents are picked him up and brought him to our apartment. But I just like, love sticky notes around the house. Like, I'm so proud of you. Like, it really did great, and he I found them when we moving.
And I'm was like, that's so funny that, like, he kept these things and, like, we're just like, I have always been, like, the biggest person, like, biggest supporter, which is really cool.
Cynthia Zordich 00:33:23
It is cool.
The one thing I have to say that I also think
like a lot of the young Element women really need to
hear from you is that while we're supporting our families,
we are not putting ourselves unquote all the time, and it sounds like you haven't a missed that bead in terms of what your passions are in your career and in your family,
So I really love to start with, you know, the fact that, you know, you have a real estate company, and you're also involved with the real estate
Is it a podcast or a platform that has?
Brandie Scales 00:34:06
No. We do a podcast
and speaking formulas And so the poor us talk about all things real estate
Cynthia Zordich 00:34:07
Brandie Scales 00:34:12
also kind of give, like, if you're wanting to be realtor, what it's like on the inside, but also for our friends daily members, you wanna know like, what we do.
It's also for, like, kind of for everyone just really cool,
and we just recorded our thirty fourth episode yesterday. So we're brand new, but we're like, not and out, which is really cool. So I do that. I have my real estate license and so
I always because of gymnastics because of all of the
things I've always handled, I think I went from full time school
full time, like, practicing,
and then I was always, like, kept busy like, I don't know how to just be. And so you didn't this something. So when pat
Cynthia Zordich 00:34:51
Brandie Scales 00:34:55
So twenty sixteen,
I talked pure bar.
Well, let's back up. So in twenty,
It was twenty thirteen. So twenty thirteen
tightening all of our jobs within forties.
So so I was working marketing for a construction company using finance for the sister company while playing for the jets. So we were in off on jets, my companies folded on well company I was working for. So I was working for this company
that company holding on Friday
kinda kinda cut from a Jets on Saturday
and the sister company that he was searching for folded on Monday.
Cynthia Zordich 00:35:32
Brandie Scales 00:35:32
So in then four days, we lost every single job. We ever And pat you, that we still wanted play football. So we were like, okay. What's can with do My parents?
Again, like, really, I don't know if we would have done it without them.
There is times like we couldn't afford for him to fly, like, camps for, like, long time in they would pay for or they would pay for, like, the net for him to snap. Like, they literally were just so long on it, Like, they did so much. So my parents let moved back in once her with them at their house.
at that point we knew, like, we just ever wanna be able to, like, risk not being able to do football. Like, we knew that we had to make money if we wanna to place football all because you could just, like, go into debt. And so my whole family has been photographers our whole life. So I always was behind a camera, but never saw that professionally. Is it was just what we did.
And I like had this, like, a aha moment. Like, I can...
I can start getting photography. Like, all else in my own photography business
i'm film company. Like, that will mean, like, I have flexibility, but I can, like, hustle.
Cynthia Zordich 00:36:33
Brandie Scales 00:36:35
I did that
I think a a lot of people would never wanna say this but I think it's important to what the girls who going to smell had to file for unemployment during that time.
So, like, people need like, oh, and A film player, but, like, we are real people going to the struggle. So path for unemployment, I started my company
And so I shot weddings
and families and just kind all of my friends who like, would let me. I would do photography and then their referrals grew.
In twenty sixteen, I shot mostly weddings, which was so much fun and I loved, but then I caught the video bug and I wanted to film, like, making videos
doing winning videos,
and then I sell into the birth photography.
So I switched
completely twenty seventeen. I started shooting birth
and that would like, where I film love but, like, just like... I'm not like... I just didn't love posing people.
So I didn't love, like, going and, like, taking the same picture every weekend with the same, like, same bride,
like, every weekend different
Cynthia Zordich 00:37:36
Brandie Scales 00:37:37
same picture different weekends. So I fell love with burst photography,
and then we got pregnant, so then I kind of decided to get stuff back from mac. So, like, well, I can't plan things. I have a baby I wanna enjoy this.
Cynthia Zordich 00:37:49
Brandie Scales 00:37:50
So we had everybody talked tear bar also, because I still need something to do.
So I talked here about
in twenty sixteen, twenty seventeen, and I continued on until
twenty nineteen. So I would just kind of stay home be mom,
do pictures, wherever anyone kind of asked me to and then talk appear bar, it got me out of the house, like, three times a week. So I like, was they was, like, go do my anything, come home and be long.
Cynthia Zordich 00:38:12
Brandie Scales 00:38:16
In twenty nineteen,
I start... I just started, like, getting my interest as having my real estate career.
Cynthia, I think you can totally notice this. We know football ends at some point.
So I was, like, well, I wanna have a career
where I can hustle, and I can serve others. Like, I have this work ethic, but I also love serving people and real estate was kind of just like all encompassing thing.
And so in the fall twenty nineteen, I started thinking license and kind of breeding up and taking classes
in twenty twenty, the world changed And so I pat Hope or obviously even been training during that time. I studied past my test got my license,
and then he
left in August at twenty twenty, my best removed didn't with us. And so he's up with us for, like, five weeks. He like, I'm doing this because you like you're forward on morning windsor your your company,
and, like, you're gonna have to figure us out. You've got five weeks, four or five weeks. Like, I'm gonna give it you, like, he could work or remote. And so he like, how me juggle the kids and do everything and it was, like, josh really, like, saved my life and helps my career. So
Cynthia Zordich 00:39:19
Brandie Scales 00:39:19
So I just kinda like did at all. And then twenty twenty, couldn't live in Chicago.
Just because of how strict everything was, we didn't wanna ever be a risk
with exponents him. And in twenty twenty one,
I had, like, kind set the world on fire with my career, and I was, like, I can't
remove myself fully. Like, I wanna be there, so we made the commitment that we would be at every home game.
And we... And I like and we're doing this because we're preparing for the future. So I know, like, your real estate career, like, takes, like, two, three years to take off. So hopefully, during this bridge, we're bridging like, reading the gap for what it's career. And as he can come home, and we won't have to stress about what he wants to do
because I've gone through it. Think I understand that your career ends and kind of realized it. Like you have this,
I don't know who I am, like, a identity basis. And so I'm proud to we wanna come home
and, like, sit with his feelings and feel it all. And do not have to be, like, expert advice for my family I have to get a job but, like, I might not love or throw myself into something not, like, I can I can't
give my all to... I mean, they're on
lives on the dream like pat is the only guy dancing on the side in every single game, he has a time of his wife. And so I think, like, that's also something he can bring to these players is like, this is the best job you're gonna ever have. Like, this is the dream. Like, we're living the dream so I want him
to you come home after this is also and done and be able to be dad or, like, just do whatever you want. And go see all his friends. That, like, we haven't had a time for to do. So
haven't just building my career in kinda of my little empire Dawn Dallas, but we promised to never miss a home game. So we're at every home game weekend. So last year,
the bears had every other away game. So we've never been scheduled like that normally it, like, back that home games, cynthia, you know, like, it's not like you get some spread
Cynthia Zordich 00:41:15
Brandie Scales 00:41:16
So we end up traveling every single week last year me in case you're being kids, and they are
that's. I think we've kind of just thrown them into a tornadoes. They just, like, go with the flow and, like, they know nothing allison. And so it was so cool. And crazy because last year was the first year, it's felt normal.
But, unfortunately, for us, like, we remember the times when our kids can be field or our kids can like hunt dad our kids can, like, I couldn't even hand my daughter over
the railing last year to, like, bit my hug. So, I, key. And I think she's all enough to remember this things because, like, she be so upset.
Cynthia Zordich 00:41:44
Juliet Hahn 00:41:46
Brandie Scales 00:41:51
And so I just started kind doing my career. And my real estate, I love it. It gives you an opportunity to be flexible with my time.
Cynthia Zordich 00:41:51
Brandie Scales 00:41:59
You home with the kids, but also be in Chicago. And so I really love it, and then Connie Williams also just started sports and their and sports and entertainment, like field. And so
I joined it because I wouldn't be able to get back to our athletes. Like, I wanna be... I think
you're loved at differently
when you tell people who your husband is, and and things sometimes people treat us do differently.
And that was never
something we welcomed. I think you're very normal people. Pat has a very cool job. That's what we tell our kids like, were very, like, normal people were grounded and patrick still on stream and career, which is so cool, but we're not special. That doesn't make a special
that doesn't make us better than anyone.
And so we
discourse their entertainment industry, Like, I want to be this bridge between girls and families who like need realtor
or need help. I know how this network of high cough agents that are seeing professional athletes all day. So I know that I can hand you off to someone
Cynthia Zordich 00:42:52
Brandie Scales 00:43:01
who not only will treat you, like, a family or a friend, like, very professional with you, and not be like, oh, yeah. It's just pass scales. Like, because there's... I mean, we wanna... I just... We wanna fly the radar. I mean, in we had in Chicago people
post our addresses in the newspaper. Like, I don't like you... Just so cool that I've now been with my career
given this opportunity
to serve our professional athletes and families
on a different perspective off the field,
Cynthia Zordich 00:43:27
Brandie Scales 00:43:30
in their future, like, in their lives now and in their future to come.
Cynthia Zordich 00:43:34
Well, you know, it's interesting. And that is the the number one reason that we're happens conversation today is to because that the whole real estate context and how really with the playbook,
having made a a definite decision, but I'm a leaning towards making this particular
volume, the real estate issue. I might wait until next year to make it the real estate issue. But the most important thing is I'm trying to gather as many
in that real estate industry as possible.
Not only for commercial real estate investment. But because, like, what a lot of people don't understand is the they is scary business out there when you are a young,
rookie young family coming in to a new town and new team
who's out there with the sharks and people are waiting to take advantage of you. And you're scared And mean you're scared to do the the viewing alone because that's frightening and not secure because
you never know when somebody might say. And the other part is
Brandie Scales 00:44:33
Or you or do they bring with them?
Cynthia Zordich 00:44:35
Yes. Exactly. And then... And then, of course, it's like, don't use your name because they're gonna they're gonna kill you. They find out who you are and
So, you know, use your main name or have somebody else so for you. So the fact that you're in and you're in that group, I'm sure everybody in Dallas is loving that and I hope they're all getting your main
because right the way, that means trust, they can trust you. You know?
Brandie Scales 00:44:56
Well, it's so cool because the sports and entertainment industry is nationwide. So I can call someone and be like, hey, I have a ramsey who is moving to Charlotte. And I've already connected I already have a realtor in Charlotte waiting for them, and I can connect you with this person. Who I knows is already done professionals
Juliet Hahn 00:45:10
Brandie Scales 00:45:14
and I'm on them. Like, it's on me to make sure that they're treating you, like I would treat you, and
Cynthia Zordich 00:45:20
Brandie Scales 00:45:20
far like, hey, and i I think a big thing is two people think
especially for the younger guys. I think the veteran have we've seen it. So we know, like, the younger had come in and they gets so excited and I like, I wanna buy a house or I wanna buy this. So it's on pat second
camp with the Raven. They had everyone raised her hand who was a ricky who had already evolved, and he looked to them in, like, you are stupid.
That stupid was and impact home you're other I'm kinda like, don't even know like, why i would say that. But if when you now know. You know, like, it's not so even if feel like, I'm this point of contact, they call me. Like, we don't know what to do. Like, what should I do? I'll be that person. To be like, well, maybe you should friends for the first six months or maybe a rent for the first year. Because I think some relatives are so stuff on getting self. Right? That they feed their number. They see their salary.
Juliet Hahn 00:45:44
Brandie Scales 00:46:08
Different rid that they're salary
is minus taxes,
agencies of fees, where i live, their debt, student loans, like, they forget, like, this isn't what we're seeing our bank account. Like, so sometimes if athletes me you're taking advantage of where
Cynthia Zordich 00:46:19
Brandie Scales 00:46:23
we should like, it's never about the money for me. It's about providing a service of protecting you long term
Cynthia Zordich 00:46:29
Brandie Scales 00:46:29
to make sure that, like, I'm putting you the hands with someone who is going to if it's better for you to do a lease, then we're gonna do a lease. Like, it it doesn't so finding new people, like, in just being the solid grown for these families and girls, when they don't really know what the right answer is or even used to jump on a call on talk, they would, I
It's so cool that we've been given this length of time in the Nfl and now that is does is old veteran guy. Like, I've kind switched this level. like, I wanna be this person
for everyone that like, I wish I had because I was so scared
to enjoy it and, like, be there for, like, so many years but now I'm like, all in and, like, wanna get back to everyone and they show them how amazing this this really is.
Cynthia Zordich 00:47:11
Juliet Hahn 00:47:11
And and that... Yeah and that's what you're doing. Right? I mean, everything that you just said. Like, literally, my heart was, like, burst thing because it's... This is these are the stories that are not heard are not told, and that's why this the show, this platform
is so awesome that we're able to do that. We're able to have you those stories, and then it can go out to all your networks cynthia I can put it on thread, and the other girls can hear. Okay. You know what? I need to reach out to bringing this mark. And I know, you know, Cynthia talked about in the beginning with the real estate, and I think it's such a brilliant thing that you stopped and we're like, okay. I want had to be able to come home and and and rest because it is something that, again, people from the outside don't think about, But when you really think about it, it's like, oh my gosh. That's a transition.
You know, that was pat dream for all those years. He worked that hard, and then all of a sudden one day, it can be over.
And it doesn't matter how strong of a mindset you have, that is going to
Brandie Scales 00:48:04
Juliet Hahn 00:48:04
make you sit back and you're gonna have to reflect and the fact that you're gonna be able to give him that space I'm sure every spouse in in professional athletes would like to do that. So the fact that you can share that story and really tell them, listen. Set yourself up. So that can happen It's such a beautiful thing, and you're really are, you know, beautiful person, and then also the support system, That's something that I wanna.
Cynthia Zordich 00:48:19
Juliet Hahn 00:48:26
And I know we've talked about a number more times, but you've brought that up. You have such a great support system. You know, the fact that your friend was like, okay. I know this is your dream. I'm gonna come and help you with the kids,
and you're just gonna be able to do that. It's a really important thing for all of us to think about. You know, wherever we are in the world,
think about who is in your circle and think about who's they really rooting you on and cheering you on and who wants you to succeed
other than the person and and and Randy, as you said, they could be your closest friends,
Cynthia Zordich 00:48:53
Juliet Hahn 00:48:53
but they don't support you in that way. And sometimes you just need to say... You know, that that friend can be put out an arm length, but they're not someone that needs to be in your circle because if you have dreams and aspirations and you know what you want, it is really important to go for it and then have those people
you know, you can do it. And you you guys know. I mean, we all know raising kids. That's one of the things. Right? When you're when your kid looks at you and and, you know, hey. You can climb that wall. Go for it. I know you can climb that wall and they jump and do it because they have you looking at them and saying, I know you can do it. You know, as adults as same you need that those people around you that can say, I trust you, but I also trust that you have confidence and I trust your ability to be able to do something. I know you can do it. So go out and do it. So I love everything you just said, I think it's such a beautiful thing. And it's such an awesome
thing that, you know, we have you on here being able to share that and until talking to people not just in the league out of the league because you really are a a beautiful human.
Brandie Scales 00:49:48
Cynthia Zordich 00:49:49
Yeah. And I really loved it. So, like, there's a lot of length choices
that we get in the nfl, that a lot of people
don't realize you know, usually,
you get married and you have a family and you live together.
Well we're faced with the opportunity to make decisions that are best for us. And, you know, some of those decisions mean let's not live together
some of the mean that's rent where we play and go home for the last season or some of it like let's move where we are. There's are those are kind of crazy choices when you think about it, and the guy always went about it was saying,
let's do it until it doesn't work. And if it isn't working, then we'll
regroup we'll figure something else. So... And sometimes when you're surprised, that mean, I remember, when Michael went to coach for Philadelphia,
we were long distance for five years. I like, wow. Five years.
Who bought five years of my maritime is like, dating my husband, but we had so fun, you know know? And it's just worth our kids were in college and and it was, like, was pretty cool. And
Brandie Scales 00:50:43
Cynthia Zordich 00:50:49
and when we were in the league, we
we just red head wherever we were. And
and sometimes I take my time getting back to the, like, take your time get it back, You know? Because I'm I'm doing this. And so
and when you're doing, you're
something that he hasn't even gone through yet, which is really interesting to me. You're
anticipating the fact that he might
need time to pause
and figure out what it is that he wants to do next and
you're allowing him that space by being settled yourself, which is really
Juliet Hahn 00:51:26
Cynthia Zordich 00:51:26
Brandie Scales 00:51:26
Thank you. Yeah... Too, like, he... So we... I'm calculated the day. We only spend twelve weeks together as a family, like, twelve two weeks
Cynthia Zordich 00:51:27
Brandie Scales 00:51:35
throughout the whole year, we get twelve. And so...
And, obviously, if we decided to go first, some well season that changes but without football ball, we have twelve weeks. And so I think to having small kids, our kids are three and or
I see them all the time. Right? So I am here with them, and so he...
It's a a sacrifice who decided to agreed on Billy he, this some of not. So I do wanna allow him to come home and be dad. Like, I want him to, like, if that's what you wants to do is be a state home dad for three years. Like, I wanna be it would be like, do it. Like, I literally build my career so... So you can do that. Like, I'm painting you case the car now. I want you to be this person that you can
Cynthia Zordich 00:52:08
Brandie Scales 00:52:17
take the time or maybe you don't wanna take the time. So I just... I hope that we're planning perfectly. For everything.
Cynthia Zordich 00:52:20
Juliet Hahn 00:52:24
And you and and... Right. And and it's gonna it's gonna play out how it's supposed. So I do have a question with that that that brings me to to the thought,
twelve weeks of him not being with playing, so he can be completely a hundred percent present. And might correct on that.
Brandie Scales 00:52:37
Juliet Hahn 00:52:38
Mean, which is if you think about it, you know, like, my husband, we lived in New York City for, you know, when when my kids were little. And he would literally leave for the office before they woke up and he would come home before and they were already in bed.
Brandie Scales 00:52:42
Cynthia Zordich 00:52:51
Juliet Hahn 00:52:51
And it was because they went to bed at seven, and they woke up, you know,
at seven. It was, like, you know, that seven to seven when they were certain age. And
I remember being like because okay we live in the city, and you're working such long hours. Like, this is it's now I look back on an and a crazy because we were always going at such a speed, and then, like, you know, during certain times or if he had, you know, was out of work or or Covid,
Brandie Scales 00:53:08
Juliet Hahn 00:53:14
those are the times that I was like, oh my gosh. We all can just pause, and
my husband got time with my kids that he never would have gone.
Cynthia Zordich 00:53:22
Brandie Scales 00:53:22
Juliet Hahn 00:53:23
And it was such, you know, as much as it's was terrible what was going out in the world. It was such a special time for us that it was... And even when there was a period where he was out of work for a year, And I remember we looked at each other, and he was, like, i that was one of the best years, and i was like, I know. And as much as we had stress of being like, okay, what are we doing and all that? We didn't let that yet to us because it was like, we were all together. We're all healthy.
Brandie Scales 00:53:26
Cynthia Zordich 00:53:28
Juliet Hahn 00:53:45
you know, I I'll take if you wanna take them to school, that's totally time. But if you also don't, I want you to look for a job, right? I want you to take care of you, but whatever you wanna fold yourself into,
please do. And I just remember he was like, this was awesome. Like, I really really appreciated this time that I had and not everyone gets that. So
my question to you a very long winded is when you... Like, do you... Do you ever... Have you thought of that? Like, that time where it's just him being able really be president and do the same thing for for you guys. Like, is... Do you think it's different than someone that has the, you know, nine to eight job and they're going and going and going. Do you feel like you get more quality time
Cynthia Zordich 00:54:20
Juliet Hahn 00:54:22
or is it still just life? Do you know what i mean?
Brandie Scales 00:54:24
No. We normally
it's so funny to, like,
twelve weeks. That's also like our friends really demand to, like, come hang out with them and do things with them.
But we've really tried to commit, like, stop and, like, just spend time like, if we wanna sleep in with the kids and day sleep banner or if we wanna, like, do, like, if we wanna drive to Florida and spend time beach house, like, we just do that for a week. Like, I think... Because in the older we get to. I think we are able to appreciate it more.
And just just just take that time like going d dates. And, like, we still, like, during this off season, and so we still had our kids of dk. They go twenty hours a week, so not that long, but long enough for me to work, and then get them but palace home. Normally, you would have stopped that this time. I was like, no. Because i don't wanna time with you, like, I wanna, like, going into the the lunch Should I wanna go work out and you pilates together. And so I think this was the first time, that, like, we really were just like, out of standstill still and wanna just, like, play house almost because we don't get to, you together all the time. And so this horse, then we really did just pause. And, like, I mean, I still work and try either done, but, like, I tried to remember that, like, our Marriage has come first, and
Juliet Hahn 00:55:12
Cynthia Zordich 00:55:35
Brandie Scales 00:55:36
our family is... It's the slow time is very important.
Cynthia Zordich 00:55:39
It's true. It is a special time I have to say
and was always so enduring, and people don't realize that, you know, you more and come August when those guys leave, and you lose that you know, company and the kids said god that is on Pants and doing everything with you because can and they do
Juliet Hahn 00:55:59
Cynthia Zordich 00:56:01
other than their workout schedules. You know,
it really isn't a very time that I personally look back on and my kids do to with, like, so much love because since been memory of that time that that we were lucky. You're right. It's a very lucky time to have back so much quality time in a year
during us even.
Juliet Hahn 00:56:21
Right. And I can see... I mean because that's the thing all of that I thought about it and I was, like, it's short.
Cynthia Zordich 00:56:23
Juliet Hahn 00:56:24
But, like, when I was saying it short, I like stopped because I was like,
you know, for many... We... We didn't have that. Like, you know, Dan was, you know, he would I would be like, oh my god. This is what happened today. And I it was just me and and we lived in the same city that he was working.
Cynthia Zordich 00:56:37
Juliet Hahn 00:56:37
It was but...
But it was like, when you live in that city, you have to hustle to make money to be able to live in that city. And so it's... So that... Yeah, Thank you for sharing that because it literally just popped into my head and I saw that twelve weeks, and I was like, oh, yeah. That's like a pause. Especially when the kids are little, you can just pause And as Brandy, you said, I can see you as sleeping in and doing that stuff. And, you know,
But, again, you don't always think about it Right? Because it's it's your life. And so you're not gonna think about it from someone else's side. So I I pre...
Brandie Scales 00:57:00
Cynthia Zordich 00:57:03
And then it goes away it's fierce and it's fast when it goes away. And,
Brandie Scales 00:57:06
Juliet Hahn 00:57:07
Cynthia Zordich 00:57:07
Brandy, I wanna done. Talk wanted to
connect you on one area that I think is so exciting, and then we both share photography.
And just, you know, photography for me
was the root in is the root of everything that I do. And you have mentioned that
you went from doing the families and the weddings and the videos to the children
and I just wanna share with you
how much photography will travel with you and watch how many times
you'll change why you're using this amazing craft that you have that is connected to you, and even probably in your real estate use it, and then someday you'll have this other passion
where it will come in and it's just this ongoing gift
that travels with you. So I'm excited for you that you have it.
Brandie Scales 00:57:55
Yeah. I think you're in so special. Like, photography, really, you even just know and I'm not telling to eating clients been able to use it for my kids, like, for, like, in on special events, and our just doesn't to start baseball Saturday. So I like, can't wait to take his pictures. Like, it's just such like a special thing that, like, is such a craft, but once you've know, like know how to do it It's just so cool and special. So I would, like, thank you. It's so cool.
Cynthia Zordich 00:58:04
Juliet Hahn 00:58:10
Cynthia Zordich 00:58:21
Yeah. It is it's.
Brandie Scales 00:58:22
I love that you can't connect on that too.
Cynthia Zordich 00:58:24
Good enough so
Juliet Hahn 00:58:28
Yeah. I mean, I know we're coming to the top and hour. I just wanted to say thank you, you know, Shelby
Jocelyn, Jen, Lewis, and I know there's been, like, people in and out. And again, we've had a number of people just staying a linkedin and we actually just had someone on Linkedin,
say, this whole conversation reminds me a little of the scene from friends. When Phoebe says, he's your lobster.
You're obviously meant to always be together in each other's support system, which is is so special.
Cynthia Zordich 00:58:56
Juliet Hahn 00:58:57
Yeah. So I love that comes through Linkedin. You know, people just you know, that she said, I'm I'm so loving this conversation. I just kind found you. And that's one of the reasons why I love Fireside because that, you know, if people can't be in the room, they don't have the app, but they're like, oh, oh I'm on your social media, especially at this time, it kinda pops up and they jump in and and this is where storytelling
is so important because the way you shared your story, you kept those people on Linkedin and. You kept those people on Youtube. You kept these people here because you have a beautiful way of share your story. And so
Cynthia Zordich 00:59:17
Juliet Hahn 00:59:27
just always do that so that really... You can see your heart, but you're also... You're really helping other people, and we all have stories and as something and those. This is like a huge passion line. We all have all have stories, whether you're the, you know, the man that picks up the trash to the man that's the Ceo to the long napa. We all have family. We all have, you know, we all have our stuff. We all, you know, kind of raise certain ways and everything
about us is a tangible moment to someone else. We just have to stop and listen. So, Brandy, thank you so much for joining why and live with Nfl thread. It has been and honor. I love learning from, you know, just just
Brandie Scales 00:59:58
Juliet Hahn 01:00:03
other people's lives just really light me on fire and and keep your drive. I mean, I know you're a gym so you always. And and you have the military background. So you're you're always gonna have that. You're... You're you belt... Yeah. You are built for this.
Brandie Scales 01:00:12
Yep. That wanna hold.
Guys. Thank you so much for having me. It was such a pleasure, and I'm so grateful for this paparazzi opportunity.
Cynthia Zordich 01:00:21
Juliet Hahn 01:00:21
Yes. And cynthia, I always. I love. I... You know, I love. And I always love learning. This is the other reason why I love having, you know, other people on as well because I always will get a little bit of cynthia that I didn't know.
Or and I saw when I said, when I was asking the question, I know she didn't realize where I was going with it. But then that twelve week, she was like, it brought you back. It totally brought you back and I saw your face expression. So that's it's special. But, you know, thank you everyone again for joining y in this live. Don't forget to send to this episode. You guys can go after this episode is there. You can take you can go into your settings, and you can hit those two the lines, and you can share it with someone there's people in your life that needs to hear the story whether they're in the Nfl, whether they're, you know, in other sports. But the thing that's really cool is there's people that you have that maybe you don't realize, oh, their husband played, you know, in the Nfl or they put in the Nba, and this story is something that is gonna help them. So make sure you share it, and we will see you guys
Cynthia Zordich 01:00:40
Let me do
Juliet Hahn 01:01:16
next week and the week after. And then, I have some really fun stuff coming up. I can't wait to tell you some spin off live this a little little polka.
Cynthia Zordich 01:01:24
Juliet Hahn 01:01:24
But, die, thank you again.
Brandie Scales 01:01:26
Juliet Hahn 01:01:26
So much for joining.
Cynthia Zordich 01:01:28
Thank you. Bye.
Juliet Hahn 01:01:28
We'll see you later our bye.
Cynthia Zordich 01:01:31
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