Press Start Leadership Podcast

Conversations With Christopher: Adam Gerstin

May 10, 2021 Press Start Leadership Season 1 Episode 21
Press Start Leadership Podcast
Conversations With Christopher: Adam Gerstin
Show Notes Transcript

On this week's episode of the Press Start Leadership Podcast, we present Conversations with Christopher with special guest Adam Gerstin.

We discuss with Adam his new social network platform LFG Nexus.

You can find LFG Nexus at:

www.lfgnexus.com

www.facebook.com/lfg_nexus2

Link to my FREE ebook: 5 Heroic Leadership Skills

Music by: Joey the Mad Scientist

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Joey The Mad Scientist:

Hey there press starters and welcome to the press Start leadership podcast, the podcast about game changing leadership teaching you how to get the most out of your product and development team and become the leader you were meant to be leadership coaching and training for the International game industry professional. Now let me introduce you to your host, the man the myth, the legend, Christopher Mifsud.

Christopher Mifsud:

On this edition, we have another awesome guest Adam Gerstin of LSG Nexus Now, let's meet at Hi, everybody. Hey, welcome, Adam. Thank you, Adam. I've, I know who you are. I'm aware of the greatness that is Adam Gerson. I am also been following this amazing journey you've been going on with LG Nexus. But I suppose most of our listeners won't know the story and even know who you are. So please regale us with your origin story. Who is Adam Gerstin?

Adam Gerstin:

Sure. You know, I am now a guy I pretty much grew up in New York until I was about 14 when I moved down here to Georgia and met a lot of MIT you and a lot of other people. But Calvin, one of the origin story, you know, I was always a gamer, I started and I'll date myself, sir, playing on my Atari 2600 when I was like four or five. You know, when we got to probably about eight or nine, I started playing d&d, you know, definitely did a lot of gaming, just all throughout my life. Let's see, did you know a lot of Everquest and stuff like that, like, teenage years 19, I started LARPing, which is definitely the downfall of everything. From there, I've been playing all sorts of different games, getting involved in different things, on just all sorts of levels when it comes to gaming. And you know, just kind of keep doing the same thing was big fan of World of Warcraft really got into that pretty heavy. And I'm just trying to now create a way through LG Nexus or basically LG Nexus is a social media platform that we're building. And our goal is to help connect gamers. So whether you're into eSports, or LARPing, or cosplay, d&d board, games, magic gathering different types of card games, what we're trying to do is create a community that people would come to, and just talking about games not get involved in all the noise that you see on other platforms. And we're trying to really help people find one another. So for example, you know, since I started LARPing, I would say probably 90% of my friends, are lovers. And the few that aren't, are people that I've probably met through larpers that just, you know, hung out with them. And so that's a little bit more of kind of what we're trying to do we're trying to LG is from World Warcraft, looking for game looking for group. And we're trying to take this this term, and help people find others to play. So again, like for game only for dribbling for Guild Master Game Master get together. And so it's a little bit more of kind of what we're trying to do with LG Nexus. I we started this journey a little bit or two years ago, so we've kind of shifted and adjusted as it went. But it wasn't until recently, or probably like the last year that we've really been focusing on this form of social media platform. At first, we were looking at it more as a way to run d&d for on a more creative level for groups, and having more of a customized d&d journey. Wasn't really gonna work out what we wanted at the time. However, it looks like there's a lot of other people that are doing very well.

Christopher Mifsud:

Yeah, that's no, but I mean, that's, I mean, that's how most entrepreneurs journeys kind of start, right? You you set out with one goal trying to solve one problem. And you realize, okay, maybe, maybe that problem a little bit harder to solve, or someone else is already solving that problem. so crowded market, so you look elsewhere, and you're like, Hey, here's something else that needs to be solved. And, and that and that's pretty cool. And I think that's something that resonates with a lot of people. So that's, that's excellent. I wanted to Oh, sorry, I was gonna

Adam Gerstin:

say, I recently did a bit of a survey on Google using Google Forms, and I reached out and spent a little bit of money on some Facebook ads. Got a little bit over 100 gamers to respond to the survey. And what we found was that over 60% of people are looking for other people to play games with. That was like one of the biggest things that we gleaned from there. And we have a lot of questions about what they use social media for, and what types of things they would probably want to see on a platform. But to me, the most interesting thing is they were, you know, just people want to play with other people. And you know, mix that was really cool. And it really kind of, you know, works overtime to do. But

Christopher Mifsud:

yeah, I know, a lot of the chat groups and the groups like for different role playing games on Facebook and stuff that I'm in, that's tends to be the big one, right? People looking for people to play with, and try the systems with and everything. So, right. So obviously, there's not a great, there has not been a great solution yet. So everybody LMG Nexus, or something?

Adam Gerstin:

Come check it out, guys. So yeah, you know, that's what we're trying to do. We're trying to integrate new features, things that you're not going to see on the Facebook's, and Twitter's and stuff like that. We're trying to have this catered experience for people based on being a gamer. And you know, we've got a team of people, and obviously, I know, a good bit of gamers that have different perspectives and trying to kind of do everything for everybody. And that's not necessarily the best way to do it. But we're trying to reach out for the streamers

Christopher Mifsud:

yourself. You're still in a niche, though. I mean, I mean, you're doing it for, like you said before, it's it's finding, you're creating a platform for gamers, right. And there are a lot of, I mean, you can niche down even more if you really wanted to, but I think that's enough. And, you know, I think we've discussed this before is the Venn diagram, kind of, like you said, this is like the people you know, is like, larpers, right? And then like, you know, other people that aren't larpers and, but you've probably met them through your larper friends, and chances are they also have similar likes, if it's not LARPing it's something else, right? So it's video games, or, or whatever. And, and then you know, the kind of things that they watch it and it goes, you don't want to go too far out. But I think you have enough little small bubbles there that can interact with each other. And that's great.

Adam Gerstin:

Absolutely. And we're actually trying to also reach out down to kind of like, like geek culture, which is now basically mainstream. So kind of like you've got to your poster of the child behind you. You know, so, you know, Star Wars Marvel, DC, Harry Potter Game of Thrones, you know, there's so many people getting into this, especially, they've been kind of locked out with COVID that we're trying to reach out to people that could potentially be gamers that are getting into these things.

Christopher Mifsud:

And grows every market. Yeah. Markets growing every year. Yeah.

Adam Gerstin:

Yeah. I mean, d&d is exploding. There's so much money being thrown into eSports. It's ridiculous. And so now is kind of the time to do it. Sure.

Christopher Mifsud:

Yeah. Better get in there now. And, you know, learn, learn fast and pick up all the all the things that are there. So that's excellent. Excellent, excellent. The I want to go back, you mentioned your first system was the Atari 2600. Yeah, that was also like my first system as well. So I'm just a little curious. I'm gonna ask you some more questions about video games. But this one, what was your favorite game on the 2600? That you remember?

Unknown:

Um,

Christopher Mifsud:

I know mine is the is Atlantis. And we actually had to buy two copies of it, because we actually burned it out. We played it so much. But Atlantis, Atlantis, it was this like, little shooter game where it was very similar to what like, like, so basically, aliens are coming by Space Invaders, I guess. But it was like, but the thing is, it was like a city above you. Right. So you had your little shooter that was shooting the things out of the sky. And then your fail, though, is if the city got destroyed by the things coming out of the sky or whatever. So that was, yeah, that was that was one of my my favorites on on that old old system. Cool. Yeah, no,

Adam Gerstin:

um, let's see. I think it was like Keystone keepers. Keystone kind of? Yeah,

Christopher Mifsud:

I think is Keystone. Keystone cops. But I know you're talking about Yeah, that was fun to

Adam Gerstin:

definitely play that a lot. And there was, I mean, even silly, like, like, surround where he like had like this big snake sort of thing you're trying to, like, trap your opponents and that sort of thing. Yeah. Yeah. You know, and it's, it's crazy. Because if you think about that, for every game versus what's out there now, it's like, not even comparable, but like, it's, it's it's steps.

Christopher Mifsud:

Yeah, but it's a different design. It's totally different design mechanisms there. I mean, those games were designed to keep going for as long as they could. And basically, they're all like, off of the arcade. Right? So that design was based off of you to keep pumping quarters and or is now like the entertainment value and the levels of difficulty and everything are very different, but I still appreciate them. I still think there was there was a lot of fun. And that is all pixelated games. That's for sure. Sure.

Adam Gerstin:

So you know what, actually, there's something I forgot to mention. That's kind of relevant is for a couple of years, I worked at Dave and Busters. And so I got to do you know, see a lot of video games and stuff like that worked on some of the battletech simulator there. I helped on that as well as do cards. While they had that available while it was legal in Georgia. Not that it was literally for money, but even just I guess, having like that casino feel they taught that.

Christopher Mifsud:

But the battletech simulator, I think was way fine. I only played it on the basic level though. I know there was like the really like you could do the more hardcore simulator where you actually had to like pay attention all the I I could I usually died right away, even on the easy mode. So it didn't matter. My friends all ganged up on me. Yeah. But yeah, that was that was pretty kick ass. So yeah. You also mentioned LARPing, which is actually I believe how we met. First time, so yeah. Yeah. And it's funny, because actually, I've had a couple guests. And we actually talked about laughing and good bit. And it usually ends up with all of us going like, yeah, LARPing is cool. Now. It was not cool back then. So, yeah. Because we, you know, everyone's it's like you can you could play d&d A while back. Right. And that was still like nerdy, but cool. But even your d&d friends would sometimes be like, you do what?

Adam Gerstin:

But you know, it's, it's funny, but

Christopher Mifsud:

now everyone wants to do it. Right.

Adam Gerstin:

Exactly. That's the thing. So my daughter is just turned 17. And at 12. I got her into d&d, and it was a little bit begrudgingly at first, but now she loves it. She tries to get over friends into it. In fact, she was trying to, it's just my daughter. She's trying to get me to be okay with with this guy. This this boy that she wanted to date. And one of her things is that he plays d&d, and good on her,

Christopher Mifsud:

you know, that's, yeah. Playing smart. Yeah. Playing playing to the to the Yeah, of course. You know, look, he's a fellow. He's a fellow nerd. And that's cool. Right,

Adam Gerstin:

exactly. So you're the other thing, so there's a, you know, obviously, the largest shard backup, and she wants to play. And I'm still kind of trying to decide, you know, it's, uh, you know, bringing your daughter out to a large. I mean, you've met some of the large guys out there.

Christopher Mifsud:

Well, yeah, there's that Oh, okay. Well, yeah, there's that but I was gonna bring it's usually it's, it's tough. I have a lot of a lot of a lot of our friends. And a lot of a lot of my friends have kids now that are old enough to LARP. And they all they've all been wanting to do it for forever to like, so now they're getting to be the age where like, you don't have to play. It's only like, certain types of loops that allow for younger kids, as long as they're escorted, like, you're totally independent can do it. So don't want to with their parents, just because it's kind of like they're embarrassed by it or whatever. But they still want to try it. So yeah, it's tough. It's tough. Yeah, I'm still amazed my parents let me do it when I was like, start playing when I was 13. So

Adam Gerstin:

sure to 13 I was

Christopher Mifsud:

playing Carlota larps conventions, so they would take me the conventions and then let me run like a Dragon Con there is like dark confrontation. I think I did that for over twice. Yeah, the the coin flip one. I did that for like four years. And then they didn't do it one year and then ended up playing. And who ended become a good friend of mines. like World of Darkness. salon lar, but Dragon Con in it. And then I met other people who did those. And then I helped run those. And then my life has been forever tied to LARPing in one form or another.

Adam Gerstin:

So yeah, one of my first experiences a friend of mine was really into World of Darkness. And we're doing some stuff. And you know, I grew up in Cobb County, and he tried making his own little version. and his father owned a warehouse off of a cop Park, it was very popular road. It's very kind of warehouse centric. And so me and my friends went and kind of, you know, went to do this and literally just, you know, 10 to 15 of us. And he put a sign on the side of that road called like, you know, with an arrow pointing club Ragnarok which is what he was like, you know, kind of making it all about. And a little while later the police came and you know, we were all like 1617 other guns drawn, you know, they're behind their cars, their kind of car doors, like not knowing what's going on. And we're like, we're just pretending to be vampires.

Christopher Mifsud:

Yeah, we had a similar instance of that when I was I lived in New Orleans and we were running in a small we we ran a lot of different games there. And we had a small game in a small park. And one time I think just because there was so many, like under eight Andree under 18. I would say under I guess it is under age. So yeah, under age kids. Just hanging out in the, in the, you know, in the park, playing rock, paper scissors, but dressed up, you know, and trench coats and other various things. Yeah,

Adam Gerstin:

that's pretty much what they I mean they literally they like had their guns drawn, they made us put our hands against the wall like Chris does all sorts of stuff. Like it was a it was crazy,

Christopher Mifsud:

fun Fun times. So odd to a different subject entirely and actually got let's let's hit on a subject that's more to the the core of, of pillars for press star leadership, and the podcast itself is leadership. So I always like to ask my guests, what do you consider good leadership? Tell me a little bit about that.

Adam Gerstin:

So I look at leadership in different ways. I've seen, you know, leaders when it comes to like LARPing, and you know, some of these people, they just have this natural charisma, then I also look at leadership in terms of like, when you work at, like your full time job, and you have a manager and that sort of thing. And so I think there's been definitely a lot of different aspects, and they kind of applied differently. So but you know, when it comes to leadership, you know, obviously, it's incredibly important. You know, I've recently, you know, with the team that we're working with, it's been great, and I'm definitely learning a lot more about leadership. And I'm definitely, you know, have a lot more to go. But it's definitely one of those things where, you know, you got to, you know, work with people, we have to be flexible, or at least that's how I feel that's maybe my style, I know that different people have different styles that you also might rule with an iron fist or something like that.

Christopher Mifsud:

But that would be wrong. No, no, it's different. I mean, there's, I mean, there's a time and a place, right? Like, I think nobody likes micromanagement, but like, if somebody's super, like, so there are always arguments for anything, right? So I wouldn't run micromanagement or iron fist on everyone, but like someone's new and junior to the role or not fully aware what they're doing. Sometimes you do need to kind of work with them a little bit closer and over their shoulder, right. But generally, if that's not the case, you hire people for a reason. And let them do the job. Right? Like, if you're in a management position, or leadership position, you've got other things to be worried about. Not not always the execution, right. That's what you have other folks who already have team members who are knowledgeable. My, my thing is, is I feel like a leader doesn't have to know everything, they just have to know where to get the information. Right. And so as long as you you know, your team and you trust your team, and somebody asks you a question, you can be like, yeah, hold on. And the thing is, the better leader The faster you get the answer not so much know the answer just can get the answer because you know, your your team well enough, so but you hit on a good point, you've got you got room to learn. But I think all leaders will always be continuously learning, like you don't stop learning. As a leader. I feel like I think the wrong answer Bad, bad bosses. And, you know, I won't call them leaders, I refer to them as authority figures. who say they don't have anything left to learn, or they're too old to learn. That's a horrible answer to hear from someone because that means like, they're pretty much what that says is I don't want to change, I'm happy the way I am. And if I'm receiving horrible feedback, and I don't want to change, like, that should be like your super warning sign to be like, Whoa, what. But so I think it's very humbling what you're saying. And I think that's actually, that's good leadership, knowing you have more to learn, realizing that you have a ways to go and that there's there's a lot more you can do for your team and so forth. And you know, like he's, you know, treating your team really nicely and kindly. There's nothing wrong with that. That should be like, we should be encouraging that. So don't ever Yeah, that's not wrong. I won't I won't say that's wrong. No, I think that's it's super, super positive. And it's a great way to be kudos.

Adam Gerstin:

I mean, you know, at the same time, sometimes I feel like I kind of get walked all over, you know, and so it's difficult, you know,

Christopher Mifsud:

yeah. Kindness with confidence. It's a tough one. It's, it's a tough one. Because it's, it's like, you have to find that, that edge, right. But I really think some people think that the only way to, to get people to do what they want is to be aggressive. And I think you can be firm behind. And I really do feel like you can you can, it does come it does come with experience. It comes with practice. It comes with like, failing a couple times, learning from it and trying a different approach on people because people are all different. But yeah, I get it. I think I like to express myself because I think I'm a big old teddy bear of kindness. But I also make it very, very clear that if I'm not happy with something I'm not happy with something. And people realize that very quickly and they go, Oh, it's, it's time for not to push this any further than I need to. Right. So there's like, it's a balancing balancing act that you got to do with people. But 100% it is tough, because it does feel like Oh, wait, but if I'm not kind here, and I don't let them do what they want, and then you do got it, but yeah, it's, it's being like, Hey, I think the key there is people know, when they're abusing things, and they will test the waters, especially for like new leaders and stuff like that. It's even worse for friends of friends that are leaving teams, because they like if they weren't, if they were always just friends, and then suddenly, they become like a boss or something. Sometimes the friends want to test and see how far they can get away with stuff. And I think that's when you need to call them out and be like, Hey, would you do that to somebody else? Or like, do you think this is cool? Do you know, is this respectful? And like, when you call people out? That will, they'll get defensive sometimes, but a lot of times will be like, Oh, sorry, you know, it's just again, they're gonna, you're gonna do what they want, you know, because they see it, they see it, like, they're like, Oh,

Adam Gerstin:

no, I completely agree. You know, it's, you know, we have a team. And, you know, there's pretty much for the people I'm working with, and, you know, some of them are, almost all of them are just friends I've known for years. And it's difficult, um, you know, especially the position I'm in, we're not really actually paying people right now, we're still trying to raise money and that sort of thing. So obviously, they have to work other jobs, and there's priorities and things like that. So it's really, there's so much that that's kind of going on there. And so like, you don't want to hoard and then worst comes worse, I could then damages actual friendship. so sure. Like, I just don't want to work with friends. I mean, the friends I'm working with are great. But I think that that's probably the best way to do it. Sure.

Christopher Mifsud:

He definitely is, it definitely is. And in my, in my career, even I've, I've recommended a lot of friends in the beginning, for jobs and stuff and given opportunities. And I'm glad I did, because I'm very happy with a lot of those. Occasionally, though, you know, so now as I as I, I've learned, I'm very, very selective, because when we're working with friends, or whatever, or recommending friends for position, especially if you work in the same company, your reputations kind of at stake, right. And so, you know, people, people need to step up, if you're going to, if you're going to, you know, endorse them or, or do things like that. I agree. It's I, I probably would still I if I ever make my, my dream studio or whatever, there's still a lot of friends that I would still hire in, because I know their talent and their worth in the industry. And I would definitely build my dream team and there be friends there, whatever. But I think again, you know, especially well, this would be paid, but right now we're talking about volunteerism, I mean, that's something we do, I think, have to have consistent conversations with people and make sure that everyone's buying is at the same level and and correct. And then just check in to see, Hey, are you still feeling the same way? You were about this? You know, a month ago, three months ago, six months ago? Has that changed at all? Is there anything? We can do better? And I think that's the question. Regardless of any, in any kind of job, I like to ask this question whenever I am working with my teams regularly is, what can we do better? Right? And then, actually, if it's actionable and not ridiculous, because I've had some ridiculous requests on what can be done better, but if it's actionable, do it, you know, show that there's actually change and so forth. But yeah, I don't I don't envy you, sir. So I

Adam Gerstin:

think what it really kind of comes down to and what you're saying is, I'm really kind of thinking about stuff, as you're talking about is just managing expectations. 100% So, you know, when I first got started with some of my friends, I did, you know, have them kind of do a little bit of a survey, like, you know, what are you willing to, you know, how are you willing to commit and that sort of thing, you know, in terms of work and stuff like that. And just over the course of a year ago, aside from COVID, we've, we've had a lot of ups and downs and things that we're doing, we're definitely you know, moving forward, and things are actually going really well right now, there's a lot of momentum. But, you know, having that conversation, these can be difficult. And again, you know, because you're working with friends, you're worried about how much it's gonna affect things outside of that. One of the things that I've noticed and you know, just me personally from my work experience, is that the best Boss, I had just kind of gave me a little bit of rope. Let me go. And I really think that that's probably the best way that I was. Um, As I think back of some of my old bosses and stuff like that, you know, it's so

Christopher Mifsud:

self serving teams are awesome. I mean, if you can give you let your teams do the do the things that they need to do, and all you're doing is keeping an eye on the horizon and making sure that they're not going to hit any icebergs or anything. And then if you see something coming, again, don't take the reins from them, just let them know. And let them make the right choices on that. So I think you know, Enough. Enough rope is to kind of run but you know, have the ability to pull you back when we need me or whatever, you know. I think that's that's excellent. Cool. All right. Another serious question. What's your favorite type of donut?

Adam Gerstin:

So I really like the strawberry frosted donuts with sprinkles or now they don't always use sprinkles, but these other types of sprinkles type of stuff at a Dunkin donut or Yeah, they'll get donuts.

Christopher Mifsud:

Yeah, Dunkin Donuts classic.

Adam Gerstin:

That's what I grew up on. I know a lot of people here love Krispy Kreme and it's good but it's

Christopher Mifsud:

classics good classic feud with I don't I don't do any of the other I mean, I hear they have specials at Krispy Kreme special doughnuts but I see the classic on there. Otherwise if I if I go for Dunkin Donuts guy or and I and this is coming from a guy who isn't in the United States for 10 years, for when I do go back, I am aware that there are a lot of specialty donut shops in. In the in the every state every state has. Every single state has a specialty donut shop that has something something kick ass going on at it.

Adam Gerstin:

There's one by me that someone like sent me a dozen donuts. I forgot what it was. But like these are not regular donuts. Like there's like weird stuff on top of that, like one of them had like,

Christopher Mifsud:

wait, you live in Georgia though, right? So you're not one of those states that it's not like funny stuff, right? It's not like a Colorado or Oregon or California kind of donut that you get some weird stuff on it.

Adam Gerstin:

Well, I'm not sure what they get on them. But like, this one had like, like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and like a piece of bacon.

Christopher Mifsud:

Oh, that's so pretty good. I mean, it's not a dance, but it's pretty good. Okay, yeah.

Adam Gerstin:

So I mean, I thought that was weird. I mean, they had like some pretty eccentric stuff on there. Like I'm sure that these were not cheap doughnuts. Like it was probably 50 bucks. So that doesn't it least was some of the things that were on there and different types of panache. And in all

Christopher Mifsud:

those it's that sounds like a nice, I think I would dig on a bacon donut and a peanut butter cup donut, like was it was it a bacon peanut butter cup donut? Was it combined? Or? Oh,

Adam Gerstin:

it was like, um, you know? Yeah. Again, completely weird look at nursing before and kind of scared me a little bit. But you know, isolated again super full like still. I mean getting the shape you know by by not eating Hey,

Christopher Mifsud:

you know, rounds a shape. Yeah,

Unknown:

that's exactly

Christopher Mifsud:

joking with my wife the other day with that. I didn't think I'd actually pull off that joke because that one you know, it's kind of a low hanging fruit joke for most people but Solomon live Yeah, you know, I've been have a lot of trouble getting into shape. And she's like, no, that's untrue. You're in shape was like it's true rounded shape. I appreciate that things. And she laughed, but she's not. She's not used to all the American humor that I bring so. So all these goodies are I can pull them out and and then just Slayer with them. I feel like a comedic genius.

Adam Gerstin:

Actually, I don't know. I believe there's a mutual friend that we have that he's been going live and eating doughnuts on his Facebook Lives.

Christopher Mifsud:

That's his thing. That's the thing.

Adam Gerstin:

He just started doing it recently. doing a lot of like hot spicy food and kind of, you know, he'll to eat it and give his reaction. But so recently though, he's done a couple of donuts.

Christopher Mifsud:

All right.

Adam Gerstin:

Oh, maybe something to check in to

Christopher Mifsud:

take a look into. Yeah, I could totally make eating food a gimmick. Like that's a thing. I should do that. I don't know. I didn't think about that one. I like food a lot. I mean, I used to be known as the stomach that walks like a man. So yeah, that was I earned that. I had the tiger stripes to prove it. Yeah, the okay. favorite band. I'm just thinking about that peanut butter cup. Bacon donut. So that sounds pretty awesome. What about So besides leadership? mindfulness is something and we touched on this a little bit when we talked before and I'm just kind of curious. It's so easy. Yeah. You had an interesting response to me when I when I when I brought this up. And so I'm just curious. So what's what's your Zen How do you find mindfulness in these crazy times? And like what do you Where do you find your center? So what's what's your answer to to my to my Zen

Adam Gerstin:

I forgot where I answered before, but like, I don't really have a way to do that I've been trying.

Christopher Mifsud:

That was that was pretty much it was, but it was, it was interesting because you say you have a lot of trouble with with finding.

Adam Gerstin:

Yeah, um, you know, I just you know, I've tried to, you know, do the typical kind of meditation thing and kind of like, if I'm not sure I'm doing it right, but you know, kind of sit there and like, cross my legs and that sort of thing. And

Christopher Mifsud:

let's, that's the thing. I think people overthink meditation a lot, right? Like, they think it has to be something. And it's a whole lot of nothing, really. I mean, that's not true, per se. I mean, there's a lot of technique to it, but Aaron's, like, oh, but I can't stop thinking or like, I can't clear my mind. And you know, it's actually not about clearing your mind, it's kind of just letting the thoughts come. But then letting them go. And that's the tricky part, right is as they come, just letting them go. But, and that's why like, there are all the different techniques that are out there. So like, breathing techniques are the help you focus on something that's not the thoughts, right, so the thoughts come, but if you're focused on the breath, then the thoughts go a little bit more. It's also like, if you do like physical activities, like yoga, or Tai Chi, or something like that, the movement Yoga is a little bit faster paced. So like, that's why like the whole, you know, the dead man's pose, at the end, when you lay down your back, a lot of people you can like you get that clarity, because your minds no longer revising, your body's exhausted, so your mind is no longer thinking about all the other things. So it's much easier to clear, clear your head and find that empty space. But then there's other tricks like listening to sounds and things like that. They're all just little things there. But don't get down on yourself, everyone, I hear that all the time, when people are like, Oh, I tried, I tried to meditate didn't work out for me, or whatever its practice is practicing, get it into it and just find and finding the right one for you. Because there are so many different methods out there. And sometimes, you know, some

Adam Gerstin:

have done a few things, I guess, you know, go to like, like YouTube, and like that ASMR stuff where you make different noises and feeling some of those, you know, work? Well, some of those driving crazy. You know, I guess they call them triggers and things like that. Yeah. And actually, that's an issue for me, it's kind of like, I feel like my mind is constantly thinking, like, I just always think about business and stuff like that. And

Unknown:

yeah, that's a bad though.

Christopher Mifsud:

I will tell you this, too, like, Yes, I agree with you. And the thing is, is your mind is thinking about the things that are important to you. Right, and you're trying to control it. And I think that's, that's the problem is the controlling part. Instead of like I said, Let those thoughts come work it out, you know, work through it. And then I've had, I've had mornings where I do morning meditation, I've had mornings where I'm like, perfectly in the zone. And then about other mornings, where I know, my workday is gonna be busy. And there's some problems I needed to work out. And I'm doing it during my meditation and answers come a little bit better for me, maybe not the most relaxing session I ever have. And I'm not walking away from it like energized, but it has a different purpose for it. So you know,

Adam Gerstin:

I'm sorry, go ahead.

Christopher Mifsud:

No, no, I was just gonna say, I think everybody, everybody has to just find their own way and in their own time, if it's something that, but I definitely think some kind of mindfulness practices is handy. Even if it's just for five minutes a day, you know,

Adam Gerstin:

exactly. Um, you know, to be honest, you know, I've, I've seen Tony Robbins a couple times, and I'm not sure, you know, people have been talking about this, but

Christopher Mifsud:

I'll go for it.

Adam Gerstin:

Okay, so yeah, one or two of his audio books, I'm and I'm just getting into them. And he did something recently, here a couple months, or last month, where he was like talking to people for you know, without charging them. It's always nice. But, you know, a lot of what he talks about is having your mindset being able to get to this kind of neutral thing. So as you deal with everything that's going on during the day, you know, some stuff can make you mad, so I'm happy, whatever, but so that you can basically kind of, you know, snap your fingers and you get back to that neutral place where you can, you know, work and focus and stuff like that. And, you know, just your mindset is really going to be, you know, up to you what, it's going to really push you in the right direction or pull you back. And so, you know, I think what you're saying is absolutely, incredibly important. I just haven't found the best way for me to do it.

Christopher Mifsud:

That's fine, but that even keel is is good. I am I I always recommend starting. Try, like I'm a big like I'm kind of an extreme personality. And so, because of that I either swing the pendulum very far one way or very far to the other. So for me it's very important. Is that I start my day as positively as possible to just not allow negativity to happen. Because if I don't do that, and something negative happens in the past, especially with, like, just spiraling me out. And, you know, it took a lot of time and practice to kind of get to the point where I try and stay neutral as much as possible, but I love Yeah. But I think that's, that's great. I think that speaks volumes, because I, you know, not want to categorize a lot of Tony's customers and stuff. But I think a lot of folks, I see that a lot of the folks and they or whatever, and they talks to you, or whatever, maybe he just tends to pull those more, but they, they always seem to have some really messed up lives going on. And usually some big, big problems that are understandable why they might be angry or upset or disparage or whatever. So I, you know, I get where he's coming from telling people this to kind of bring it to neutral. Because it's hard to go all the way like I can do it, because that's how I am like, I'm an extremist when it comes to that. But I think for a lot of folks, if you can just get him to get you know, don't tell him to be positive all the time. Because people kind of cringe back when you're, like, be positive, screw you, you know, but like, if you tell him like, just be neutral, I think that's good, because I think that's attainable. And it's, it's, it's good. And when people are able to attain things repeatedly, you know, becomes practice for them, right, it becomes a habit. And that's what you're trying to go to. And that's why I say like meditation takes practice. And I think we, we do have certain goals or certain ideals of what meditation should be. And you don't achieve those because it doesn't meet your expectations. That whole setting expectations part we talked about earlier, you get disappointment, and then it's easier to fall back or whatever, right? It's It's me, but that goes for meditation, work relationships, goals you set for yourself and don't meet right away, right? Like we were talking about, you know, doughnuts and round and everything like that, you know, like when you don't hit those, those goals, when you step on the, you know, that's what he tells people sometimes don't try, like, don't get on a scale daily or whatever, right? Because your body weight fluctuates so much that you know, as long as you're just staying consistent on the goals you're trying to do, even when you get to set back it back on and doing it. Consistency, that's that's what's gonna get you you know, train new habits, you know, because all habits are just like rituals, right? That you're, you're kind of doing for yourself. So now, I dig it. I dig it. But don't give up. Keep trying to be mindful. I'm sure I'm sure will come.

Adam Gerstin:

Yeah, yeah, absolutely nothing. I'm definitely working on it. Like I said, I think that your attitude really does affect so much that's going on. Oh, yeah. You know, just as much as you know, being in shape and physically as well as mentally you got to be, you know, try and take care of that as much as he had. And that'll that'll just make you I think, a happier person in general just being able to realize what's what's going on and take it in stride. I think that I personally believe that 90% of kind of what's going on, you know, we we react with 90% of like our heart and our mind and stuff like that, that 10% that that's really going on. You know, we let things affect us too much. And

Christopher Mifsud:

we're most the time reactionary beatings. I totally, I totally get that. And it's a lot of it's instinctual, right. So it's all like psychological and stuff. And, you know, I agree, like, for me, I tell people all the time, and like in new situations, or things like that, where I would explain things is, you come to me and you want my reaction? And you want an answer right from your right this very second, you're more likely to get a reactionary response than a logical one. But if you give me 24 hours, I'll give you a logical response because I've been given the time or whatever, right? And one of the things that I train a lot of the folks that you know, I mentor and I coach, don't feel the need to say yes, or give an answer if you don't know what, like tell people like I don't know, let me get back to you. That's an interesting, that's an interesting point or an interesting thought, I need to do more research on that or whatever, push people off. People like responses. And the thing is, is people like to get responses and it's not always good and chances are you're probably going to disappoint people especially if you're not correct or you don't know what you're talking about. or or you react in a way because somebody is pushing you for a response out of you. That's more like fight than flight or freeze you know, and then law horrible so I agree with you i do i do believe that most people are in the moment thinking thinking more like mind and well that might like not mental but heart and passion, you know, kind of thing so yeah, 100%

Adam Gerstin:

Absolutely.

Christopher Mifsud:

What's, what's the favorite? What's your favorite game since then? So you, tabletop wise, what do you what do you what do you what do you play? What do you what do you what do you love in these days?

Adam Gerstin:

So you know, for for playing games for non video games definitely still really being in fifth edition d&d I've just been playing one game for a long time that's about to restart and super excited about that it's like a super high level game and I've been also playing in a another game where we've started out doing like Dungeon of the Mad rage and herbs like water deep and yet Dungeon of the Mad means a little bit and then now it's kind of grown into out of the abyss and we've been doing it you know, with d&d beyond the world 20 and zoom and it's working out pretty well. I'm definitely have a lot of fun with it. You know, when it comes to like, not video games still playing a bit of World of Warcraft and Overwatch.

Christopher Mifsud:

Okay, but what are you playing? Overwatch? curiosity. I haven't touched it in a while. But I do like some Overwatch. I'm just curious. What do you what is your favorite favorite? Character player? type?

Adam Gerstin:

Sure. So I like ash, the the

Christopher Mifsud:

girl the cowboy shotgun and the robot Bob or whatever. Yeah, Bob.

Adam Gerstin:

Yep. So she's really nice. She's got a couple different things. Yo, she's still definitely like more DPS base. She's kind of kind of a sniper a little bit. But at the same time, we can still do a good bit of damage. And so she's fun. I was like, soldier 76

Christopher Mifsud:

Classic.

Adam Gerstin:

Yeah, you know, he's definitely got a good bit of support, you know, where he can, you

Christopher Mifsud:

know, drop the heel.

Adam Gerstin:

He's got the rocket. He's got, you know, it's fully automatic, that sort of thing. So those are probably the two DPS ones I like when it comes to healing. I like Bridgette. She's the she's the shield in and like the Morningstar that like that. And she's pretty neat. I'm definitely like her Yoshi. Joel does so much healing. But yeah,

Christopher Mifsud:

she's what she can well, she used to be able to really get it rolling on and then they nerfed it a couple times. And that's why I don't even know what the state is because I hadn't been playing enough and I just remember, like, logging on and be like, Oh, how they nerf my favorite character today. And then yeah, but she's she was a lot of fun. She's just cool. I have a lot of skins for her that I really enjoyed there.

Adam Gerstin:

Yeah, so I definitely I've gotten a bunch of skins for her. When I play her again it's not super often some more kind of like doing a little more of the the DPS stuff but trying to get good at the other healer it's like the robot guy that kind of just like hovers and heals again

Christopher Mifsud:

yada.

Adam Gerstin:

Yeah, like he's got a really awesome mind flare skin.

Christopher Mifsud:

I have that one dude from the Halloween like three years three years ago, two years ago. It was a while back and then I got that one right away and they actually changed his voice files even different lights on

Adam Gerstin:

after that. But again, I'm not I'm only okay with it.

Christopher Mifsud:

Yeah, he's good fun. He's like snapper healer, so good fun. Like me so

Adam Gerstin:

those are the those are the four that that I kind of get into my daughter really gets into the to the lore behind it as well.

Christopher Mifsud:

It's cool stuff. She excited about the Overwatch too.

Adam Gerstin:

I think she's you know, she she definitely likes getting in there and kind of trying to lead teams and stuff like that. My daughter is also an ROTC so I think you probably say about leadership and I do that's fine. But

Christopher Mifsud:

what do you put you play that on PC? Yeah,

Adam Gerstin:

yeah, definitely you know PC master race. To be honest, like I have an Xbox I mean they used to me years we you know, I would play like Disney Infinity with her and no fun so we did a little Star Wars Marvel stuff. You know, she's she probably breeds more complex than I do. But you know, it's been sitting there for what years just

Christopher Mifsud:

but man sitting over there it gets used so yeah, but that's this because I have I'm moving a lot and moving around a giant good PC is just a pain in the butt so it's a little bit easier to I can throw an Xbox at my suitcase actually. takes up most of my suitcase but it can still throw it in the suitcase. It comes from all the countries I moved to so what's so what let's step back to the LG Nexus a little bit more what would you as an entrepreneur what has been like the would you say the biggest challenge so far? with with with it, I mean, you've shifted gears you kind of changed direction you're going with you know, you're working, working with friends. And it's it's a lot of volunteer work and stuff and just people, it's a passion project, but at the same time there there are, there are clear goals, and you have been, you know, achieving a lot of stuff, especially in like the last six months, a lot of things have been rolling, you know, but yeah, what would you What would you say talk to, to the entrepreneurs out there, like, what what, you know, is something maybe they can resonate with as well?

Adam Gerstin:

Well, I mean, you know, I, I'm a huge fan of entrepreneurship, of people kind of taking that risk and kind of going out there on their own. I think that's a great thing to do. I mean, you definitely be careful with what you're doing, and try and be reasonable and have, you know, rational expectations. But, you know, I've really enjoyed it, I've kind of run into a few of my own small little businesses, not just LG Nexus, but for example, I actually do like social media, and I'm basically digital marketing, like SEO, like as a living. So I've always kind of done that on the side to my regular job. So I've been able to, like talk to like, you know, some C level people at different companies to get them on to what I was doing, as we're approaching Nexus, you know, that's been really interesting, because, you know, we're basically building a tech company in a giant social media platform, and it's not cheap. You know, obviously, there's a lot of money, I am not a developer. So I've, you know, gets want to do,

Christopher Mifsud:

it's tricky, yeah, then you got to rely on other folks and hope that they they understand and can deliver on your, your vision, right.

Adam Gerstin:

So that's been the biggest thing is that we've hired about four different developers and a lot of people that have been going through their younger people, and they get tired of doing something for a little while, and they just kind of disappear. And they just kind of go through for a little bit. So basically, over the past year, we've had about four different developers. And in general, if you put all that work together, I mean, we're at a pretty good place. But, you know, we've gotten fairly lucky to be able to do so. And to be honest, the platform that we're using is a PHP platform. And so it's really kind of difficult finding the right people that can do the coding that we're looking for. I mean, PHP is definitely out there. But for the level, because the platform is written in PHP, it's difficult. As for, we're actually about the transition. And I think you might have gotten an email about this, from our current platform to a newer platform that we think is a little bit aesthetically more pleasing. It's going to give us more functionality of things that we can do. And, you know, on the investor side, there's potentially a lot more streams of revenue. Because we are, you know, looking for investments and everyone's interested.

Christopher Mifsud:

Yeah, let's, let's talk about I mean, first, I want to point out that I did, I did get that email, and I did get a little glimpse, and I know it was, I know, you're like, Oh, that's, that's still work in progress, or whatever. But it definitely looks really, really cool. So I'm excited for everyone who gets to see that soon. Because it's, it's definitely a great direction. And I think you guys are going are hitting something really, really, really solid there. But yeah, I know, you guys are doing like, I wasn't 100% familiar with this platform until you told me about it. But so maybe you can explain a little bit about the investment platform you're using. And then like how people can, can get into this, because this is kind of a cool situation that not a lot of people, you know, who aren't like hedge fund managers or whatever can get into, you know,

Adam Gerstin:

investing it. Sure. So, um, we're using a platform, it's called we funder. We funder is, is a cloud based, you know, platform where basically people can offer parts of their company. For investment, what we're currently doing is we're offering like a convertible note where basically, whatever investment you make, will give, like 6% interest over the next three years, and then At which point, we'll be able to decide if we want to, or if you want to use the money to then purchase stock in the company, or to you know, just take your money in and leave. You know, it's kind of up to you. Basically, the the benefit of what's going on is that if you want to invest right now, most people to be what's called an accredited investor, a cost you have to have a million dollars free to play with. And you have to mean that they have made $250,000 for the last three years. And then you have to go through this whole process. And that's how you become an accredited ambassador. And these are the types of people that get to invest into all the different things that you see out there. Not everybody obviously, you know, that's that's a steep hill for people to climb, you know, 250k a year and a million liquid to become an investor. Yeah. Right. I mean, you know,

Christopher Mifsud:

obviously, yours is not doing that, you know, like,

Adam Gerstin:

you know, I don't really want get too much in politics. But you know, you say the rich get richer? Well, it's kind of what we're doing with refunds, it lets people get in to these types of companies at that same level with a much smaller investment. And it gives them opportunities to kind of get started. So with, with the platform that we're on to, you know, the minimum that it takes to get in is $100. So, you know, if you don't have Starbucks a couple times a week, you know, you can get it on your life. And it's not something that's quick equip, quick flip sort of thing.

Christopher Mifsud:

Now, three years, invested. But to be honest, it's very, it's not too dissimilar to like, what a lot of folks have to like, who, who are in are in tech and work for somebody bigger companies, and they get their, their stocks or their matching stocks or whatever, but they have to, you know, get, you know, vested into the company a number of years in order to actually get those back. So, let's do this similar. And I think it's probably probably good for folks to kind of get used to, to understanding that a little bit better, because I sure as hell didn't know that when I was younger.

Adam Gerstin:

And so I mean, I've got nothing guy, that's, you know, pretty much my, you know, CFO or financial guy. And I'm definitely learning as I'm going, you know, unfortunately, that's my own issues, I wish they would have taught that earlier. And I'm definitely trying to teach my daughter how those things started to work. But um, yeah, so the thing is that people can get in, um, they can, you know, invest as little as $100, they can go to the moon, or lead for a little bit over half a million. There, we believe that we can do some amazing stuff with making over 1.2 million in the first year. And that's only the two of our streams of revenue, we actually have several others, sure. And then over 5 million in the first three years, but those are very, very conservative numbers we're looking at, you know, again, we're here to bring people to each other. And we're here about creating relationships. So we have the thing, where we can actually embed your twitch stream. So we can help you brand and find more people, we have the whole looking for group. So you can find other people to play your favorite games with, whether it's LARPing, or creating a guild in in World of Warcraft, or even you know, some of the other first person shooters. If you want to do cosplay, and get your name out there, you know, we're here for everybody really want to help people succeed. One of the first things you do when you get on the platform is we do ask you, what are your interests and this sort of, we can show you the stuff that you want to see without trying to like dig and harvest information, we're just gonna flat out ask you, there's this weird concept, but, you know, what would you like to see, you know, what are you into, and then this way we can try and, you know, have those things cater to you. We also have another thing on there, it's called, it's our map of events. So anything that's going on in our local area, different businesses can create events for so you want to see what's going on with the larps in your area, cool, we're gonna have a little section, you'll see a little pain mark on a Google map, that'll basically show you where, when larger having events, if you want to see what's going on a local game store, awesome. You know, they might say, oh, there's a magic tournament or 440 K, turnout, that sort of thing, conventions, concerts, there's, you know, we're trying to create this whole thing, so that you can look and find other people in your area that have similar interests, as you obviously with COVID. It's a little, you know, iffy, especially for

Christopher Mifsud:

LARPing and stuff. And but I mean, like you were talking about before, there's so many platforms that allow for online interaction, and that's kind of why they've boomed a little bit. I think everyone's trapped inside. And they needed to find, you know, suddenly, you know, all these new subscribers and people that want to, you know, tabletop or interact with their friends and stuff like that online. Absolutely said he's eSports and Twitch streaming is jumped a good bit this year. Actually, all video games have done really well this year, because of the people have given still have disposable income, some level. I mean, I let some many people were affected, you know, financially, but Sure, there was a large number of folks who weren't per se are able to work from home and so forth. So they still have money that they want to spend. And sadly, they weren't probably saving, investing, like they maybe should have been. But so they find, they find they're finding ways to spend that money. And what's interesting is the predictions on this are that when people get back to quote unquote, normal, their spending habits, like so the fear is that they would stop spending on these things, but actually not they've again, it's all about doing things over and over again, and and kind of getting used to doing these things. They may not stop spending as much as they were on like video games or other things or whatever they might, but it's still not going to be as The larger of a drop all of a sudden, it's not like maybe a little bit of a decrease as they go back to doing the normal things that they do. But people got into the habit of getting used to a lot of this stuff. And there's some people that are even more comfortable really realizing that like, Hey, I don't actually, like interacting with people on the regular and if I can use this, you know, found a new way to kind of socialize and do things and get away. So a lot of big opportunities. I think, again, I think your lg nexuses is one of those. So get on it.

Adam Gerstin:

Exactly. I mean, I'm waiting for my developers.

Christopher Mifsud:

Not you I'm not I'm not telling you to get I'm telling, I'm telling the listeners and those are watching. Please get it on the allergy Nexus. sure if you guys actually which, which will help them get their developers getting on it.

Adam Gerstin:

If you guys want to see the current, again, we were shifting our platform, as it was the PHP version, we're now actually moving to this new one that's can be a little bit more pleasing. I mean, not that I think that the other one was was bad. I was

Christopher Mifsud:

fine, too.

Adam Gerstin:

It definitely looked like Facebook. But

Christopher Mifsud:

you know, it's it. That's practical. And to be honest, lots of the other social platforms, when they first got started out, they all kind of took similar dynamics and looks to them because people are used to it right, like, exactly, you know, but But yeah, let's, let's let's let's go on to saying basically, like, where can people sign? Where can people find more Adam Gerstein and LFC? Nexus? Like, if people are on the interwebs? In the social medias that aren't LG Nexus? How did they find LG Nexus and get and get involved in some of this, tell me all about it. So you'll find it in the notes as well, for the episode, but

Adam Gerstin:

you can just go to LG Nexus calm. Right now, again, that's where you can log in and get access to our beta. Please check it out. There's some videos in there, there's a lot of stuff that you can do that people just aren't finding. And so I've made some videos for it. So please go and kind of take a little bit more than five minute look, I think you'll kind of be impressed. And it'll give you like a lot of opportunities to potentially meet more people or to create groups for your friends of games. There's blogs, there's that you can create there, there's just so much stuff going on. But if you go to just get www.lg Nexus calm, currently, that's what we would call the alpha version that will soon will probably shift over the beta version that we've that was talking about a little bit more aesthetically pleasing one, once more of the functionality added that's equivalent to what the alpha had. You'll also find us on Facebook, that's where we do a lot of our posting. And that's just, you know, facebook.com, forward slash L, F, G Nexus, I tend to post a lot about just what's going on in the gaming and kind of geek culture industry, you know, so it might be some new stuff. It might be like, you know, here's some new movies that are coming out. Here's like trailers, it could be, you know, a funny meme from the Avengers or Star Wars or things like that. Maybe even a little bit of some of the business stuff like, oh, Microsoft's looking at buying Discord. I am also probably going to look at start starting to stream a little bit more kind of like how Chris is with a platform similar. So we're definitely trying to get a lot of information out there. Just share some of the gaming goodness and let you guys know, enjoy. You don't kind of help find someone so that we think is neat.

Christopher Mifsud:

Yeah, what if they wanted to invest? Where were they? Where were they find is that off on the LG Nexus? Was that no, it's where

Adam Gerstin:

it is. If you go to refund her, it was just w e, then funder.com, then is forward slash and then it's so this is a little difficult. It's l F, G, underscore Nexus. And then the number two,

Christopher Mifsud:

that'll 100% be in the liner notes, because I don't expect anybody to remember that one. So no worries, folks.

Adam Gerstin:

Exactly. So

Christopher Mifsud:

we'll have the links, we'll have the links in the notes for everybody so they can they can check it all out. And get it get in on some of that sweet, sweet action.

Adam Gerstin:

Exactly. Something to think about is just kind of everything that people have been talking about and saw in terms of the game stuff stuff and with the market in in Robin Hood and how people are shorting stuff and things like that, you know, if this is something, you know, investing thing you're starting looking to, you know, please Definitely check us out. You know, it might not necessarily be the right thing for you, and that's okay, you know, if you know others that are, you know, into gaming, that sort of thing that want to get in, I mean, our hope is that you know, I don't think will be quite as big as Facebook, but we're kind of looking at LinkedIn, which is more of a specialty news platform. LinkedIn, a lot of these will sold for like 26 billion, like five years ago? Yeah, I mean, for you come close to that I'd be okay.

Unknown:

I would be. I

Adam Gerstin:

understand. But yeah, but again, you know, aside from the money, you know, it's again, important for us to help people connect, you know, just have a place where they can chat about stuff without getting all the noise and that sort of thing.

Christopher Mifsud:

Cool. Cool. Cool. Good message. All right. Anything else you'd like to plug before we let you go for the day?

Adam Gerstin:

Um, no, I really think that's kind of all that's going on. But

Christopher Mifsud:

that's a lot.

Adam Gerstin:

You know, it's been great chatting with you. Definitely, you know, gain some more insight in terms of leadership. Track fair and how, you know, again, it's it's just different situations for different people. But,

Christopher Mifsud:

yeah, well, excellent. Thank you so much, Adam, for joining us and telling us about LG Nexus. And hopefully, we'll have you back on in the near future when, you know, maybe you're in the next steps and everything's rockin. And you can you can do a follow up story on what's what's new with LG Nexus and how it's a it's a banger hit. So I look forward to that.

Adam Gerstin:

We'd also love to get your page on there as well, you know, we'll help you reach more people.

Christopher Mifsud:

Yeah, yeah, I've got, I've got the startings of one I need to finish it out. So that's, that's on me. It's there, it's there, it's you can find, you can actually find prester leadership on LG Nexus, if you're looking for a really hard, so not really that hard, you just put press the right leadership in there, you find it so.

Adam Gerstin:

So there is actually one more thing I did want to say, Okay, again, if you, you know, if you own some sort of business related to gaming, or even kind of close, and want to find out more about, you know, how we can work with you how we can try and help, you know, get you a larger reach, because what we're trying to do is we're trying to, again, target really just gamers, so if you are running as your game or or thought about it, whether you're a game developer, or you are a LARP owner or something like that,

Christopher Mifsud:

you know, we are adjacent in some kind of way form of business. Yeah,

Adam Gerstin:

exactly, then we can, you know, try and help you to get on the platform getting set up. Because your target audience is literally going to be right there in the platform, you don't have to worry about getting someone to run Facebook ads for you and taking out different types of audiences, putting in this audience. It's literally everybody on there's probably going to be at least some sort of target for your audience.

Christopher Mifsud:

That's awesome. That's a really I mean, that's great. And I think that that speaks volumes of you know, that's the audience, you're catering to that audience. you're serving the needs of that audience and the businesses that support that audience. So awesome. Great idea. I think it's gonna be like I said, incredible. So I look forward, I look forward to continuing to follow the the journey and the ultimate success of LSG Nexus.

Adam Gerstin:

Thank you. And I look forward to watch their success as well. We'll see where that goes.

Christopher Mifsud:

Hopefully more of these more of these as I like talking with people, so

Unknown:

that's what I'm doing so far. Awesome.

Christopher Mifsud:

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