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Do you accept the traditional definition of success? If the answer is NO, you are in the right place. We interview leaders in business, ministry and life that are redefining success. Host Tim Winders is a strategic coach and author that has worked in the areas of leadership, business, and ministry for almost 40 years. He and his wife live and work in their motorhome while traveling North America. Most episodes are recorded from his RV studio. “That was the best interview I have ever had” is the statement we hear over and over from guests. Tim does not shy away from tough conversations but he does it with honor and respect while inspiring the guest and the listener. Episodes release every Monday. Most episodes are long form, conversational interviews with the occasional solo episode from our host.

Make Greeting Cards While Living the RV Life with Kate Smith
4d ago
Make Greeting Cards While Living the RV Life with Kate Smith
There are many ways to communicate our love and appreciation to others. One of which is through sending them greeting cards. We strive to achieve deeper connections despite the world becoming increasingly digital. Greeting cards can reach spaces we can’t physically go to while giving an extra human and personal touch. In this episode, we talk to Kate Smith, the owner of the Kate Smith Company. She shares how she broke into the greeting cards industry, which led to her running a business with her husband. Kate is on a mission to make other people happy. She also recalls how they managed their business while constantly traveling around in their RV.  Listen to the episode if you want to know how to combine your creative pursuits into an RV lifestyle. 3 Reasons to ListenLearn how Kate got into greeting cards and started the Kate Smith Company Discover why and how Kate transitioned into the RV lifestyle Reflect on the importance of bringing joy to others in any way we can Resources (The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich) by Tim Ferris Join Kate’s (Making Humans Smile Club) 1960 Film (Pollyanna) Use the (magical puffy face) to make others smile About KateKate Smith finds the good, the funny, and the happy in everything. With this mission, she and her husband Ryan run the Kate Smith Company, an art licensing business focusing on greeting cards. Kate wants to help people see the simple joys all around them through the art she makes on greeting cards, stationery, and gift products.  If you'd like to reach out to Kate, check out the Kate Smith Company (website) and (Instagram). Episode Highlights[06:18] How Kate Got into Greeting CardsKate used to work in advertising and treated her boss’s encouragement as permission to pursue her business idea.   She started writing greeting cards on folded pieces of paper and persevered even if things didn’t look good initially. Kate launched a collection of 50 cards at the National Stationery Show in New York. Target and Recycled Paper Greens discovered her work. A year later, Target featured her collection. Kate was very artistic as a kid and joined coloring contests when she was young. She came from an artist family, and her mom supported her. [11:47] The Greeting Cards IndustryThere's a decline in the industry, but millennials are bringing it back by sending cards. Kate observed how COVID was an incredible moment for greeting cards because cards could reach places humans could not.  There's always relevance for communication and words. As long as language remains vital in the world, greeting cards will still have a place in it. There are more human ways to communicate that you don't get through digital. Digital enables us to stay in touch with family and loved ones, but it leaves you wanting. [12:36] “COVID actually was a wonderful moment for greeting cards. Greeting cards could get into hospitals, greeting cards could get into nursing homes, greeting cards could get into places that humans could not get into.” - (Click Here To Tweet This)[19:53] Kate’s Work Flow in the RVKate prefers to stay a little longer in the places they visit, enabling her to get a better vibe of the community.  She thinks it's a bit tough because the RV functions as many rooms depending on the occasion, and it’s hard to separate them.  Kate found many benefits from memberships in co-working spaces or going to coffee shops and RV clubhouses. They help her focus and separate where she works from where...
Redefining Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age With Stuart Robles
Jun 20 2022
Redefining Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age With Stuart Robles
The pandemic had a detrimental impact on the global economy, including increased unemployment and strain on people and healthcare systems. Despite these difficulties, there have been some encouraging improvements. For the first time, small businesses are venturing into e-commerce, and employees are beginning to experience hybrid work arrangements. Much was said about the future of work post-pandemic, but what about the future of entrepreneurship? In this episode, Stuart Robles joins us to discuss the new world of entrepreneurship. With 10+ years of investment banking experience, he shares the blueprint for buying, building, and selling your business in the digital era. Finally, Stuart imparts the lessons he learned in acquiring and selling numerous companies. He also answers why hard work is not the only key to a thriving enterprise.  If you’re an entrepreneur looking for ways to level up your business, this episode is for you! 3 Reasons to Listen:Uncover the roadmap to buying, building, and selling your business. Learn what Meso economics is and why it matters.  Discover the future of entrepreneurship. Resources  (Coach: A Story of Success Redefined), a novel by Tim Winders  Know more about (Briggs Capital) (The New World of Entrepreneurship), a self-help book by Stuart Robles  and Rod Robertson Listen to (America and Its Small Businesses During the Pandemic) with Chris Hurn Connect with Stuart: email | (LinkedIn) | (Twitter) About StuartStuart Robles is a tech-savvy entrepreneur who is one of the partners at (Briggs Capital). This international investment company serves sellers and buyers of small and medium-sized enterprises.  Apart from being a businessman, he is a well-regarded mentor who has guided numerous business owners through their companies' growth and exit cycle. His expertise ranges from entrepreneurship and technology to company growth. He recently co-authored (The New World of Entrepreneurship), where he shared trade secrets on buying and selling businesses in the digital age.  If you'd like to reach out to Stuart, you can contact him on his (website). You can also send a message to his email, (LinkedIn), or (Twitter) account.  Episode Highlights[02:10] Stuart, the Business Advisor Stuart used to be an entrepreneur before he entered the world of consulting.  He now helps businesses develop exit strategies and sell their enterprises. [04:58] Defining Entrepreneurship Serial entrepreneurs define entrepreneurship. They always come up with fresh business ideas and establish new enterprises. Entrepreneurs develop enterprises and sell them when the time is right. [08:35] “Entrepreneurs are organized. They're always the ones that are selling and collecting.” - (Click Here To Tweet This)[09:53] On Writing The New World of Entrepreneurship Stuart found writing a challenge. He needed to seclude himself for two weeks to write The New World of Entrepreneurship.  The pandemic changed the landscape of entrepreneurship.  The book outlines what it takes to be a formidable entrepreneur. It also discusses strategies for buying, developing, and selling your business. Companies can determine which work arrangement is most effective for them post-pandemic.  [19:14] Lessons From the Pandemic Some companies will adapt to the digital age a few years from now, while others won’t.  Interest in robotics will increase as businesses transition to the new...
The Right Leader: Understanding Your Leadership Style with Robert Jordan
Jun 13 2022
The Right Leader: Understanding Your Leadership Style with Robert Jordan
We all have to deal with leadership roles at some point in our careers.  Whether we are in charge of a little project or an entire department, we ultimately have to mobilize a group of people to solve an issue. While there are fundamentally right and wrong ways to lead, no single style is suitable for everyone. There are various methods available to lead a group, and you should pick the one that best suits you and your objectives. Robert Jordan joins us in this episode to discuss the four leadership styles. He also reveals the greatest failure in his business career and how it helped him become a better entrepreneur and establish his company, InterimExecs. Finally, he explains why there is no one better way to lead and why collaboration is essential in building a successful business.  If you are an entrepreneur interested in developing your leadership skills, this episode is for you!  3 Reasons to ListenDetermine your leadership style. Learn why hiring interim executives may be the next big thing in business. Discover why your leadership style is comparable to your DNA. Resources (Coach: A Story of Success Redefined), a novel by Tim Winders Know more about (InterimExecs) (Right Leader, Right Time), a book by Robert Jordan and Olivia Wagner (How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America), a book by Robert Jordan Discover your leadership style at (Right Leader) (Seven Habits of Highly Effective People), a book by Stephen R. Covey About Robert Robert Jordan is an entrepreneur, mentor, and public speaker. He is currently the CEO of the Association of Interim Executives. For the past 20 years, he has founded and expanded businesses and assisted other entrepreneurs.  His first firm, Online Access, was named one of the 500 fastest-growing companies. After selling the said business, Jordan founded RedFlash, a management company that focuses on business development work. Apart from being an adept businessman, he is also the author of (How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America), which talks about the inspiring stories of billionaires in America. In support of his mission to spread authentic leadership for the greatest good, he recently co-wrote (Right Leader, Right Time), explaining the different leadership styles and so much more.  You can connect with Robert through (InterimExecs) or at the (Right Leader.)  Episode Highlights[03:30] Robert, The MatchmakerRobert is a matchmaker who helps companies find the exemplary leadership they need.  He started to delve into leadership training and entrepreneurship at a young age.  Leaders are wired in different ways.  [06:12] “Leaders are wired in an infinite variety of ways. And that doesn't mean that everyone is going to end up being the next CEO of Google.”  - (Click Here to Tweet This)[08:05] Leadership Roles Robert dabbled in student leadership during his time at the University of Michigan.  Outstanding and principled leadership can solve problems.  Leadership should not be associated with government and politics only.   Taking responsibility for someone within an organization is what leadership entails. There are four leadership styles: Fixer, Artist, Builder, and Strategist.  [09:27] “Our definition at its broadest of a leader is if you're in an organization, and you have responsibility...
Becoming an Effective Modern-Day Leader
Jun 6 2022
Becoming an Effective Modern-Day Leader
Every day, we strive to be the best leaders we can be. Leadership is foundational for success in any setting, from business and ministry to personal life. However, being a leader in today's world poses numerous challenges, as we frequently lose sight of what authentic leadership entails. In this episode, Tim reminds us of what makes good leadership. When we make mistakes or falter as a leader, we must always fall back on the importance of our relationship with God. By reflecting on what God wants us to do, we can see the path toward effective leadership more clearly than before.  Listen to the episode to learn how good leadership is linked to stewardship and seeking God's heart. 3 Reasons to Listen:Find out how Tim and several other listeners define leadership so that you can draw yours. Learn how good leadership is inextricably linked to our relationship with God. Understand modern challenges affecting effective leadership and how to overcome them. Resources (Spiritual Leadership: Who Needs It?) by Chip Brogden (1 Samuel 8: 4-22) from the Holy Bible (Why the Ultimate Leader is a Steward Leader) from Season 3 of Seek, Go, Create Episode Highlights[02:24] The Issue with Today's LeadersThis episode's topic was ignited by Tim’s disappointment over leaders who no longer lead and represent Christ. Many people have lost faith in leaders and no longer believe what they see or hear in politics. He calls both political parties' leaders hypocritical because they advocate for one thing while doing something else, shattering our trust. [04:12] Leadership and FaithChip Brogden's article was about his struggles with organized religion. Chip's relationship with God was formed through being led by the Lord rather than through churches and religion. It is challenging to have a genuine relationship with God in modern times because of spiritual leadership's authoritative and dictatorial nature. [06:24] Leaders from the Old TestamentTim reflects on the ineffective leadership depicted in the Book of Judges.  It is an example of people disconnecting from their faith and reconnecting with God because of a highly flawed judge, then repeating the cycle after a few years. This cycle reflects modern times and how we need a push to rekindle our spiritual relationship with God, even though we should have one regardless of circumstance. [08:37] The Prophet Samuel and LeadershipTim uses scripture to define good leadership.  The people of Israel begged the prophet Samuel to give them a leader in the Book of Samuel, but it was not God's perfect will. For wisdom and guidance, Christ's followers must go directly to God. However, our desire to go to people who act as intermediaries between God and us causes failure and the challenges we face in our faith. [08:45] "I believe that often what we’re doing with leadership is we’re trying to do something like the nation of Israel was doing in the book of Samuel. We’re begging for something that is not the perfect will of God. It’s God’s permissive will." - (Click Here to Tweet This)[11:21] The Ultimate LeaderTim shared his thoughts on leadership from a Bible school setting in a previous podcast episode and how this example deviated from Christlikeness, which grieved him. People are torn between creating an organization that appears to care for everyone involved and genuinely showing Christ-like love to others. We can avoid turning our leaders into idols by being cautious of them. Expecting more from our leaders creates problems in various systems, including political and religious ones. [12:59] "First of all, I want to put the responsibility on us, as people that attempt to have leaders that we expect more out of than we should. (…) We really make...
Intentional Disruptions: Choosing to Take Action with Ben Breier
May 30 2022
Intentional Disruptions: Choosing to Take Action with Ben Breier
The onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we see the healthcare system. It’s understandable to start to lose confidence in it. Especially in this day and age where social media and disinformation are prevalent, we forget its contributions, including the drugs and medicine that have helped us live better and longer lives.  In this episode, Ben Breier, equipped with years of experience in the healthcare sector, shares the latest developments in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. He gives us an insider perspective on telemedicine and how it can improve our relationship with healthcare. Ben also discusses his takes on making intentional disruptions, as well as leadership and collaboration as a veteran in the healthcare sector.  If you want to hear the ins and outs of the healthcare sector, then this episode is for you! 3 Reasons to Listen:Take a look into the current state of the healthcare industry. Regain confidence in the healthcare sector, especially during the COVID pandemic.  Learn how to handle stress both individually and as a corporate leader.  ResourcesBen Breier’s (website) Get (Intentional Disruption ) Connect with Ben on (LinkedIn) About BenjaminBenjamin Breier is the former CEO and Board of Directors member of Kindred Healthcare, where he served from March 2015 to December 2021. He is also a member of the Board for the Federation of American Hospitals, the Wall Street Journal CEO Council, and the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council. Ben is the author of (Intentional Disruption). He’s built on decades of experience at nearly every industry level and distilled what he’s learned into lessons that leaders — regardless of industry — can reference to make intentional disruptions by being prepared, intentional, and fearless. Episode Highlights[01:52] Introducing Benjamin BrierBen Brier is a health executive and the former CEO of Kindred Healthcare, where he served for nine years.  He describes himself as a blue-collar operator of businesses who has worked his way to becoming the CEO of a publicly-traded Fortune 500 company. He specializes in managing companies with “large geographic disbursement of lots of different service sites.” He left Kindred Healthcare after it was sold to another strategic healthcare company in Nashville. Ben authored Intentional Disruption, a book on leadership lessons in healthcare, business, and beyond. [10:35] The COVID Pandemic and Working From Home Ben sees the pandemic as an opportunity to get himself off the road.  Since the pandemic started, Ben has started to take more care of his physical and mental health. He follows a structured morning schedule with a workout regimen, meditation sessions, a good breakfast, and reading time. [11:12] The State of the Healthcare IndustryHealthcare is a very, very complex industry. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed significant issues in our healthcare system, especially in terms of socio-economic disparities.  The elderly — our parents and grandparents — are the primary benefactors of our healthcare system. This raises several questions for the industry such as “Where will the money come from?”, “Who pays for it?”, and “How and how much do you get?” [13:47] “Healthcare is a very, very complex industry. It is not easily understood by most who utilize it, by most who provide care in it, and by most who pay for that care.” - (Click Here to Tweet This) [18:16] The Role of the Pharmaceutical IndustryThe pharmaceutical industry has become both a blessing and a curse within the healthcare system.  Many great things have come from research and development, and the deployment of drugs and medicine in the country has helped people live better and longer lives.  On the other hand, these companies have
The Transformative Power of Liminal Spaces with Rick Simmons
May 23 2022
The Transformative Power of Liminal Spaces with Rick Simmons
Struggles and change are constant in our lives, no matter how much we try to avoid them. We may not welcome them because of the pain and stress they bring. But, changing our mindsets and harnessing the power of liminal spaces can lead to significant change and tremendous success. In this episode, we talk to Rick Simmons, the CEO of the telos institute, about liminal spaces and leadership. Our struggles can act as liminal spaces, allowing us to be more open to change. Learning to leverage liminal spaces will enable us to become better and attract the things that serve us, from life-changing events to small daily habits. If you want to learn more about liminal spaces and how to harness their power to achieve transformation and success, listen to this episode! Resources (Coach: A Story of Success Redefined) by Tim Winders (Unleashed: Harnessing the Power of Liminal Space) by Rick Simmons (the telos institute) (unleashed) podcast 3 Reasons to Listen:Learn about liminal spaces and how to harness their power, leading to success. Find out how to leverage periods of discontinuity so you can transform and thrive. Discover the mindset of great leaders in balancing confidence and humility. About RickRick Simmons is the co-founder and CEO of the telos institute, a leading global organizational consulting firm. He's a seasoned coach and consultant who's spent more than a decade working with leaders at the top of organizations in optimizing their business and lives.  Before founding the telos institute, Rick spent ten years in various senior strategy and sales leadership roles within the financial services industry. He's a sought-after speaker on achievement, resilience, and personal and organizational performance. He has also written a book with his wife, Amy, called Unleashed: Harnessing the Power of Liminal Space. If you'd like to reach out to Rick, you can contact him on his (website). You can also check out his podcast, (unleashed). Episode Highlights[02:32] Rick’s CallingRick is a trusted coach to some of the foremost leaders worldwide. Many of his clients asked where they could learn more about what they were taught, so he wrote Unleashed. Before writing the book, he felt that people needed a reference piece to find out how to manage and leverage disruptive periods. [11:20] Leadership VenturesCurated moments of disruption are known as a continuum of liminal intensives. A leadership venture is one of the most immersive experiences on that continuum where they take leadership teams to different places. These experiences are meant to be distinctive to test a person's edge. People can access their inner wisdom and gain clarity through leadership ventures. [15:00] The Liminal SpaceThe liminal space is a period of discontinuity that creates openness to change.  Internal or external change can occur explicitly or implicitly.  Listen to the full episode to learn how Rick set out on a quest to discover himself and the liminal space! “At telos, we define liminal space as a period of discontinuity that creates an openness to change. Periods of discontinuity, a pattern breaking moment that disproportionately opens us up to other changes that may be possible.” - (Click Heclickre to Tweet This)[24:23] The Spark of Course CorrectionThe spark of course correction doesn't have to come from significant, life-changing events. There is a steady, predictable stream of renewable resources in our professional and personal journeys that we can leverage. Parents shouldn't rob their children of the opportunity to face challenges. “Our lives are filled with stories...
Digital Marketing Services: How to be Authentic, Creative, and Strategic with Meredith Kallaher
May 16 2022
Digital Marketing Services: How to be Authentic, Creative, and Strategic with Meredith Kallaher
The new normal has stressed the importance of digital marketing — now more than ever. People now go online for almost everything. It is no wonder that more and more businesses need to utilize digital marketing services to get traction. In this episode, Meredith Kallaher shares her expertise on using social media channels and their digital marketing services to expand your brand's reach and drive more sales. She thoroughly discusses the importance of engaging with your audience online. Meredith also talks about her shift from a CPA at her "dream job" to building her digital advertising agency.  If you want to know how to utilize digital marketing services to engage your audience, expand your reach, and drive sales, this episode is for you! 3 Reasons To Listen:Discover how Meredith made the big move from CPA to owning her digital advertising agency Learn the importance of engaging with your audience in social media Know the best ways to use digital marketing services to expand your reach and drive sales Resources (The Only 5 Content Topics a Business Needs to Post on Instagram for Account Growth in 2022) by Meredith Kallaher (How To Write Your Business's Brand Story) by Meredith Kallaher (Email Copywriting Tips to Convert Subscribers to Customers) by Meredith Kallaher Read Meredith Kallaher’s other articles in her (blog). (Episode Details) Episode Highlights[02:41] Knowing Your Audience You are allowed to sell your product to whoever and wherever you want.   Identifying your niche market or your audience is for marketing purposes only. Knowing your target audience helps create more authentic content. It’s good to start with one specific target audience and then build your niche audience. [07:17] Building Your Campaign Do not build your business on one organic social campaign. A diversified marketing plan is the best move.  Try other platforms (i.e., email lists). [09:41] Meredith’s Journey In Digital Marketing Meredith started with a locally-owned magazine franchise, Scout Guide Miami, where she began learning about marketing on Facebook and Instagram.  Afterward, she partnered with a woman on an online course, “Instagram Strategy for Busy Doctors,” which she sold through webinars and masterclasses.  Meredith decided to launch her business after the local stint.  She took classes and got certified as a Facebook and Instagram Ad Manager. [12:21] “And I saw the power to run [a] digital ad campaign on any platform. You really want to analyze the results and all your numbers and that number component plus the creativity and just the magic of Facebook and Instagram ads launched me. I decided to launch my own business. - (Click Here to Tweet This)[14:23] Redefining Success: From CPA to Digital Marketer Meredith used to be a CPA and worked at her dream job at PricewaterhouseCoopers for six years.  Our natural progression is to go where we excel in school. Meredith, however, decided to leave and pursue what made her happy.  The move came from the drive to create value. People either make a concerted effort to change, or something external pushes them. [23:25] Authenticity in Social Media You don’t have to be on social media if you don’t want to. You’re under no obligation to share anything. Business owners do not have to be on social media to operate a business.  Social media is a great tool to optimize your brand. Put your pages on your website and give them ways to contact...
A Pilot’s Mindset: What Good Leadership Looks Like
May 9 2022
A Pilot’s Mindset: What Good Leadership Looks Like
It’s not always smooth sailing when it comes to flying a commercial plane. Even before take-off, many things are happening at once to make sure the flight gets from point A to point B. Pilots have to adapt quickly to respond to different scenarios whenever they happen. Good leadership isn’t about your position or how snappy your uniform looks. It’s professionalism, maturity, and experience. In this episode, we talk to Octavian Pantiș and Captain Emil Dobrovolschi, authors of Dark Cockpit: How to Communicate, Lead, and Be in Control at All Times Like an Airline Captain. They share with us the ins and outs of what it takes to be a pilot and how good leadership can steer the entire crew and flight. They also share with us what we can learn from pilots when it comes to responding to crises and being professional at all times.  Listen to the episode if you want to find out how piloting teaches good leadership, and can improve the way you lead your business. 3 Reasons to Listen:Learn how having a pilot mindset can make you more prepared and confident in dealing with any kind of crisis. Discover how a piloting mindset can teach you about good leadership in business. Know how maintaining a dark cockpit can change the way you lead and practice in your business.  Resources (Coach: A Story of Success Redefined) by Tim Winters (Dark Cockpit: How to Communicate, Lead, and Be in Control at All Times Like an Airline Captain) by Octavian Pantiș and Captain Emil Dobrovolschi. (Musai List) by Octavian Pantiș. English translations will be available soon. Audiobooks on (Time Management), (Practical Leadership), (Change Management), and (Communication Skills) by Octavian Pantiș English translations will be available soon. Connect with Octavian: (LinkedIn) l (Twitter) l (Website) l (Youtube)   Connect with Emil: (LinkedIn) (Episode Details) Episode Highlights[02:11] Getting to Know Octavian and Emil Octavian considers himself to have three hats: being an entrepreneur, an author, and a public speaker. Emil sees himself as a professional. He describes a professional as someone who is doing their best to continually improve themselves and to better serve their clients. [05:25] Romania in a Post-Pandemic World Romania, as part of the European Union, is doing well amidst the pandemic. Octavian says the country’s economy is doing well. Recent graduates can find a good job if they are fluent in different languages. Several companies are also investing around the area. Recently, the government launched the digital nomad term which makes it easier for many to work from everywhere. It also makes it easier to get a visa and a work permit. [07:41] Emil’s Journey to Becoming a Pilot It was Emil’s childhood dream to become a pilot. He learned day by day and with repetition of exercises, his hard work paid off. He currently flies for the Romanian national carrier, is a senior examiner, and has a license from the European Aviation Safety Agency. Emil wrote a book addressed to generic pilots, people who are piloting their businesses, families, and lives. [12:28] The Airline Industry While being a pilot might look like being free from the outside, Emil assures us that it is the contrary. There are many procedures a pilot must follow to make every flight safe. A pilot’s job is a contract to bring people safely and comfortably...
Serve God, Not Mammon: Addiction Recovery From Wanting More
May 2 2022
Serve God, Not Mammon: Addiction Recovery From Wanting More
Society has conditioned us to want more — riches, houses, cars, followers — we can't get enough. It's not wrong to be ambitious, but addiction to ambition will lead you down a dangerous path. Addiction recovery means understanding that God is more than enough.  As a Christian, you may think you're immune to this addiction since you have a relationship with God. But you're more susceptible than you think. Think about the belongings you've accumulated, how much more you want to earn, how you compare yourself to others. In this episode, we talk about how an addiction to more can distract us from serving God. Having a relationship with God is not a single decision but a continuous process — you need to keep choosing Him no matter what. We also talk about practical ways you can practice addiction recovery, refocus your attention, and resist the temptation of serving mammon: the representation of the world and materialism. Listen to the full episode if you want to strengthen your relationship with God and resist the hold of addiction to more.  3 Reasons to Listen:Understand what an addiction to more is and why it harms our relationship with God.  Learn why we can't serve God and our addiction to more simultaneously.  Discover practical ways toward addiction recovery: keep your focus on God and two mindset changes. Resources (How to Lead a Significant Life Through Faith with Mark Whitacre) (Pre-order Tim’s upcoming book and stay updated on the release) (Episode Details) Episode Highlights[02:00] Why We Need to Talk About Addiction This episode was inspired by a conversation with Mark Whitacre in a previous episode, where both Tim and Mark realized they had an addiction to more.  Tim also realized his upcoming novel has an underlying theme of addiction.  We may think that we're blessed with all kinds of growth without realizing we're becoming addicted to getting more.  Some people will want to experience as much as possible when they believe life on Earth is all there is.  As Christians, we need to remember that life on Earth is short, and Heaven is eternal. [11:36] What Is an Addiction to More?  Many Christians claim to serve God and His Kingdom, but their actions do not reflect their words. Most people think addiction means substance abuse, sex, pleasure, and alcohol. They typically have a negative connotation and are something hard to control.  However, society applauds and even rewards addiction to more and material gain. Growth is good, but addiction to it can be dangerous.  We've learned to accept the addiction to more. When we become focused on more, it’s really about God not being enough. [15:18] “I was a spiritual Christian. Yet, I was looking for bigger houses and more business. I would wake up every morning thinking about more and more and more, and thinking that that's what I was designed and created for. I do think that growth is a good thing, but addiction to growth is not necessarily a good thing.” - (Click Here to Tweet This)[17:50] How Addiction Harms Our Relationship With God  For Christians, our relationship with God should be our priority.  If we believe that we need more, we won't think God is enough, and we won't trust Him.  This attitude can lead to you wanting to be a god and chase things for yourself.  [19:25] Addiction to Success  Tim shares a synopsis of his upcoming book in the full episode.  The novel is about a man going on a journey to redefine success and find addiction recovery from his need to acquire more. Stay tuned for the novel’s release on May 17!  [22:36] The Addiction to More Is Not New  The addiction to more is not...
Unmasking Your True Potential with Dr. Robert Flower
Apr 25 2022
Unmasking Your True Potential with Dr. Robert Flower
How does it feel to hit a wall on your journey to success?  Many of us try all kinds of things to move forward towards our goals. We read books, ask successful people, or watch motivational speeches. But, when we have exhausted all the means, it often leaves us with a feeling of wonder and isolation. Rarely do we realize the answer lies within us. The secret to attaining success is redefining how you see it — harnessing your great potential. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Robert Flower, an entrepreneur, scholar, and man of potential. He shares how he started on his pursuit of studying potential after hitting a wall. Dr. Bob also discusses the power of perceptions in harnessing one’s innate talents. Finally, he explains his principles and theory and how they can guide you in truly achieving success. Listen to this episode if you want to find out how you can discover your true potential and move towards success. 3 Reasons to Listen:Learn how life events led Bob to his pursuit of studying potential. Redefine success by unleashing your potential.  Dr. Bob shares principles as a guide in achieving success. Resources (Coach: A Story of Success Redefined), a novel by Tim Winders (Decoding the Holy Grail...and the Discovery of the Potential Molecule) by Robert Flower (Decoding Potential: The Science of Achievement: Pathways to Understanding) by Robert Flower (A Revolution in Understanding: Discovering Your Natural Intelligence (Book II of Decoding Potential)) by Robert Flower (Your Exceptional Mind) by Robert Flower (21 Halladay Avenue: The Spirit of Success) by Robert Flower (Creative, Organizational and Action Life Skills for Success) by Robert Flower (How We Analyze, Understand and Decide Things), a workbook by Robert Flower (Natural Thinking and Intelligence), an assessment-focused website by Robert Flower (Dr. Bob Flower) by Robert Flower (Episode Details) Episode Highlights[03:43] The Pursuit of PotentialBob has always had a love for philosophy during his younger years. Despite being a successful businessman, he felt the need to shift his life focus. He shares his
How to Find What Matters in Your Work with Dr. Michaela O'Donnell
Apr 18 2022
How to Find What Matters in Your Work with Dr. Michaela O'Donnell
Have you ever questioned your job’s purpose? You're not the only one. The concept of work has evolved considerably in the last several decades. Despite this, we continue to be sucked into a world of work with outdated tools and expectations. As a result, we are unprepared to pursue meaningful professions that give us fulfillment and benefit our communities. If this practice continues, we will be left with unsatisfactory outcomes and unmet goals. It could also hinder us from understanding how to carry out the work God has called us to do. In this episode, Michaela O'Donnell joins us to discuss why working does not define our life's calling. She also shares the findings of her study on how empathy plays a role in achieving success. Finally, she imparts wisdom on doing meaningful work in this fast-paced world.  If you're searching for ways to make your work matter, this episode is for you! 3 Reasons to Listen:Discover why people attach their identities to their work. Redefine the meaning of success. Learn to find your life’s calling. ResourcesGrab a copy of (Make Work Matter) by Michaela O’Donnell Visit the (Fuller De Pree Center) Connect with Michaela on (LinkedIn) | (Twitter) | (Instagram) Know more about  (Long Winter Media) (Episode Details) Episode Highlights[03:23] Michaela’s Background Michaela leads, creates, and strategizes as the head of the De Pree Center.  Her life’s mission is to encourage people to think deeply about their work.  Some people are not sure of who they are.  [06:46] On Identity IssuesSome people are uncomfortable with defining who they are.  Work is so revered in American society that it has become a part of people's identities. When you recognize that your identity is anchored to your work, you start having the tough conversations.  [09:56] Materialism and WorkPeople are enamored with hustle culture because society has taught us that our value equals the sum of our professional successes.  As our society progresses, we must consider how we can stay Christ-centered. [15:53] Root of Hustle Culture Michaela acknowledges that she has no idea what causes workaholism. We are called to work for God's Kingdom. America worked hard to construct a new empire and become a world leader. [16:58] “As people of faith, we are always living in multiple kingdoms. What is our work here? It is to join in the mission of God and be aligned with the Kingdom of God, even though every day we're here in these multiple kingdoms.” - (Click Here to Tweet This)[19:19] Who is Dr. Michaela?Michaela grew up in a large, Irish, Catholic household where most of her relatives were teachers or business owners. Michaela met her spouse in a seminary, and they married during the Great Recession. They eventually established a creative agency, which they continue to operate today. She pursued a Ph.D. in Practical Theology, with her dissertation focused on work in the changing world.  Her field of interest led her to become the Chairwoman of the De Pree Center. The books she wrote and her work in the center help leaders across industries to live lives with Christ at the center.  [23:23] Knowing Max De Pree Michaela learned from Max not to compartmentalize work from living the word of God.  Max considers the mission of the Lord as integral to his business and the product they make.  [26:42] Redefining Success and FailureThere are a lot of success models that don't work. Tune in to the full episode to know the questions Michaela asks in...
Faith With Action: Building a Successful Business Rooted in Christ with LaDondra Hervey
Apr 11 2022
Faith With Action: Building a Successful Business Rooted in Christ with LaDondra Hervey
Most Christians find it difficult to merge faith with action. There could be many reasons, such as finances, hustle mentality, and trauma. Such barriers keep you from your calling, hindering you from serving your purpose — a loss to your community. You have so much to offer; God has great plans for you. It's time to realize that and reclaim your power. In this episode, you will be hearing about LaDondra Hervey's journey and the powerful lessons she learned in life. She breaks down the victim mindset, generational trauma, and how you can conquer both. She also explores entrepreneurship and marrying faith with action to fulfill your purpose. Finally, she addresses the barriers between you and your calling and how you can overcome them. If you want to find out how to become who God wants you to be and truly serve your purpose, then this episode is for you. 3 Reasons to Listen:Find out how to break generational cycles and reclaim your power.  Discover how to marry faith with action.  Learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and do business in God’s way. Resources (Mitzi Perdue on Lessons from Family Businesses and Legacies) (Powerful Beyond Belief) by LaDondra Hervey Connect with LaDondra: (Instagram) | (Website) | (Facebook) (Episode Details) Episode Highlights[03:43] The Pursuit of PotentialBob has always had a love for philosophy during his younger years. Despite being a successful businessman, he felt the need to shift his life focus. He shares his experiences, including the struggles he had to overcome. [07:32] His Formative YearsThe passing of his father was a dark moment in Bob’s life. He put himself through college and started a real estate development and investment company. Nearing his 40s, he felt like he “hit a wall” despite his prospering business. As soon as he set out on a new path, he met the geneticist and worked with them for years. His perception of life changed when they studied how the 13 principles related to the existence of a molecule. [13:48] “But he left me with a legacy of understanding that life is it's nothing like what we've been taught in different circles, not from the family, not from the church or the synagogue, not for well-imparted churches, not from institutions, that life is so much greater.” - (Click Here to Tweet This)[14:38] Earning more by doing lessBob decided to change his business approach after being diagnosed with leukemia. He explains how taking a step into the unknown can be difficult. As a great lover of philosophy, he read works of different philosophers and found a similarity in each one of them. Discovering potential arises from innate energy. [16:31] “And you know, what, one of the hardest things to do is to take a step when into the unknown, you don't know where that's gonna take you. But, you know, you have to take the step.” - (Click Here to Tweet This)[19:05] Religious BackgroundHe grew up in a Catholic environment until college. At the start of his venture, he put everything off the table, including religion. He differentiated beliefs as solid and perceptions as changeable. His shift from beliefs to perceptions became an eye-opener to accept himself. Bob believes that everybody is a messenger. By becoming an advocate of potential, he achieved a higher level of thinking. Through this, he also developed programs to assess and analyze people. [23:33] Redefining SuccessSuccess is achieving greater potential in all four levels: physical, mental,...
The Fourth Foundational Principle of Success: The Wisdom of God and How To Not Fool Ourselves
Apr 4 2022
The Fourth Foundational Principle of Success: The Wisdom of God and How To Not Fool Ourselves
Every day, we face mountains of information. The question is, do you know how to discern what is true? Many of us seek wisdom through experiences and research, but that's worldly knowledge. Our abilities are limited. We cannot know everything, but the wisdom of God can light your path.  True wisdom — the wisdom of God — comes through the Holy Spirit. When you feel overwhelmed by choices and stress, you need to go to the Lord and let Him guide us. In this episode, we discuss definitions of wisdom. True wisdom doesn't come only from earthly achievements but through walking with the Lord and trusting in the wisdom of God. Tim also shares three ways to develop wisdom and reconnect with the Holy Spirit.  Listen to the episode if you want to find out how to develop humility, avoid fooling yourself, and gain God-given wisdom. 3 Reasons to Listen:Learn what wisdom is, as well as the definition of the wisdom of God.  Discover how we gain wisdom from God and the Holy Spirit and how we can reconnect with Him when we feel disconnected.  Understand Tim’s three practical tips to develop and gain wisdom. ResourcesListen to Tim’s previous solo episodes here: (How To Find Peace In The Middle Of Chaos) (The Second Foundational Principle To Success: The Meaning Of Faith) (Love: A Foundational Principle To Success) Missed our Season 1 testimony? Listen to (How We Recovered From Economic Collapse And Bankruptcy)  What do you think wisdom is? Interact with us on (Seek Go Create). (Episode Details) Episode Highlights[00:48] What Wisdom is NotTim has repeatedly used the phrase "thou shall not fool thyself" in his coaching and writing. For Christians, wisdom comes from a relationship with God.  Tim believes wisdom doesn't necessarily come from education, training, and titles. Leadership positions do not mean you have wisdom. You are responsible for gaining and developing your wisdom.  We shouldn't believe everything church leaders teach. We must discern whether they're wise or not.  We live in a world with a lot of disinformation and people stating things as though they’re the truth.  [11:13] What Do People Think of Wisdom? Tim took to social media to ask followers what they think wisdom is.  Among the responses were: ‘fear of the Lord,’ ‘discernment,’ ‘true wisdom is God-given,’ ‘sharing knowledge,’ ‘application of right and good,’ ‘learning from mistakes,’ and more! We often gain wisdom and lessons during difficult times. It also comes from listening and learning from others.  Wisdom comes from the Word of God, but you need to have faith that they’re true. Discernment is then the byproduct of wisdom. [21:55] How Do We Gain Wisdom? One of the foundations of wisdom is gathering information from others.  We need to cultivate a spirit of humility. It's dangerous to think that we know more than others. [22:29] “It's so easy in the world we're in today to kind of get puffed up and think we know things and think we're smart and think we've gathered information. One of the things that we need to be wise about is to admit, maybe we don't.” - (Click Here to Tweet This)Remember, our wisdom comes from the Holy Spirit, and it is the wisdom of God that we need. We have a relationship with the Holy Spirit because of our relationship with God.  In the full episode, Tim shared a story about how he needed to connect with his RV's manufacturer to repair it. ...
Dare To Be Naive & Achieve Business Success With Shawn Thomas
Mar 28 2022
Dare To Be Naive & Achieve Business Success With Shawn Thomas
The word "naive" often associates itself with various defeating connotations. Understandably, you may be displeased when someone refers to you as such. But for Shawn Thomas, naivete is not a flaw; it’s an asset. As an aspiring entrepreneur, that inner naivete is what drives you to take that first step toward business success in your ventures. In this episode, Shawn shares the crucial role of naivete in paving his way to business success. He shares the ups and downs in his challenging journey and the fruitful lessons he gained from them. Finally, he enumerates several tips that you can leverage for your business and achieve success along the way.  Listen to the episode if you want to find out how naivete can set you free from fear and other barriers in attaining business success.  3 Reasons to Listen:Find out how the power of naivete helped Shawn create business success.  Learn new tips and mindsets in starting a business.  Discover how to push past fear, reach out to others, and dare to be naive. Resources (The Gap and The Gain) by Dan Sullivan (Naivete Unleashed Has Unlimited Potential) (The Power of Naiveté: Embracing the Unknown) by Shawn Thomas Connect with Shawn: (Instagram) | (Website) (Episode Details) Episode Highlights[02:21] Meet ShawnShawn is the founder of Accelerators Organization, where they mentor startups doing a million dollars in annual revenues. He’s also an avid wine collector and drinker. [04:45] The Power of NaiveteMost people relate "success" with "financial success." Business success is one thing, but success differs per person. Shane had various incredible experiences because of his persistence in new ventures, despite not knowing what could happen. His parents never discouraged him, even though they opposed his ideas. Naivete is powerful — and there are several positive aspects to it. We are all naive. [07:04] "We're all naive. There's always something that we haven't done, something we haven't experienced — and we're naive to that. Are we going to be controlled by our fear so that we don't even see what it's about? Or, are we going to be optimistic?" - (Click Here to Tweet This)[10:25] The Goal MindsetShawn found that most startup entrepreneurs don't have defined goals nor do they have an idea of what business success is. Success can be a moving target because we’re constantly evolving. To help people establish their definition of success, he developed the "goal mindset." The seven areas of goal mindset are — spiritual life, family, romantic relationship, friendships, health and fitness, career and money, and philanthropy. Feeling successful in all areas of your life is the key.  [14:09] Intentionality and LuckHe loves living his life with intent. Sometimes, he might take his time working toward his objectives. But once he has his eyes set on a goal, nothing will stop him from reaching it. Most entrepreneurs avoid the word "luck", but fortunate incidents led Shawn to greater opportunities. His veteran father taught him proper discipline and work ethic. You can be happy while striving toward your goals. [17:13] “Even though you have goals that you’re working towards, you can still be happy today.” - (Click Here to Tweet This)[19:52] Shawn’s Decade of DesperationHe lived ten years in the lowest of the lows. His list of unfortunate events includes bankruptcy, bad credit, a near foreclosure of his home, and loaning money from family. After failing another business, his relationship with his brother went south. Even...
Pastoring and Guiding People in Their Spiritual Journey with Justin Kendrick
Mar 21 2022
Pastoring and Guiding People in Their Spiritual Journey with Justin Kendrick
As human beings, it’s natural for us to want to be happy and successful. We work hard to achieve our goals and dreams to give ourselves the life we always wanted. We strive to build good and loving relationships in order to feel comfort in the company of others. However, we must realize that genuine success and happiness can only be obtained from a definite source— God’s love for us. In this episode, we are joined by Justin Kendrick, the lead pastor in Vox Church, to talk about the ups and downs of leading a ministry through a pandemic and everyday life. He also shares how practicing and prioritizing his faith has made him a better leader and person. Justin also tells us about his new book, Bury Your Ordinary. The book talks about how we can turn acts of obligation into acts of love and encourage growth into our own spiritual journey.  If you want to find out how your faith can make a difference in your capability and mindset as a leader, then this episode is for you. 3 Reasons to Listen:Learn how to connect to God amidst the noises of everyday life. Understand leadership from a spiritual perspective. Discover how an honest portrayal of self can change the way you lead. ResourcesBury Your Ordinary: Practical Habits of a Heart Fully Alive:  (Website) l (Amazon) l (Barnes and Noble)  Free Resources from Bury Your Ordinary (here) (Bury Your Ordinary Eight Sermon Series) Vox Church: (Website) (Episode Details) Episode Highlights[03:09] People’s First Impressions Of JustinGrowing up in a culturally Catholic area in New England, people didn’t know what becoming a pastor meant. Many are surprised upon finding out that Justin is married with children. When he’s traveling outside of New England, Justin encounters unique conversations with people trying to prove their faith to him.  Some people do not favor Justin being a pastor due to their previous experience with the church.  It disarms some people when he agrees with them.  [06:24] Difference between being a Pastor and a ShepherdIn the Bible, these two words are used interchangeably to describe a leader in the church in a governmental way.  Shepherding or pastoring means guiding someone along their spiritual journey towards Jesus.  Being a pastor means living out your convictions to people; from your flaws to your successes.  As a pastor, Justin recognizes that living out his most honest version of himself disarms and helps people. The journey of God’s Grace is transformative.   [10:30] Vox Church and its Origin New England is historically known as the least churched region in the United States over the last 75 years.  The Vox Church’s name comes from John 5:25. Despite our disconnection from God, we can hear His voice to our inner selves and we come alive. [12:20] "The spiritually dead, every one of us that has an innate desire for God, but a disconnection from him because of our brokenness, because of our sinfulness, now with God’s Grace can be reborn, we can hear His voice, we can experience that mystery of regeneration." - (Click Here to Tweet This)The Vox Church’s prayer for the past 10 years is to transform New England into the most spiritually vibrant place on Earth.  The community started small in New Haven, and then expanded to nine different locations across New England and Connecticut, Massachusetts.  The intentional community paradigm is following Jesus’ mission — radically loving and...
Telling Stories to Inspire and Encourage People with Edward Grinnan
Mar 14 2022
Telling Stories to Inspire and Encourage People with Edward Grinnan
From your favorite stars to the everyday ordinary worker, everyone has a story to tell. Regardless of our differences as individuals, the stories we share connect us with each other. Other people’s narratives of struggles and triumphs can teach and inspire us as we face battles of our own. You'd be surprised at how much you can relate to their experiences of grief, joy, fears and bravery. There is much to learn from the stories of others and they can learn from ours as well. In this episode, Edward Grinnan joins us to share his journey and the lessons he learned throughout. Edward enjoys telling stories and has written many inspirational stories through Guideposts Publications, which he also tells us about during the podcast. Ultimately, he motivates us to grow, improve, and overcome our challenges.  If you want to find out how your story can impact others, this episode is for you! 3 Reasons to Listen:Discover the impact of storytelling and how you can help others with it. Find out why having the right mission is important in inspiring others. Learn why change is necessary and how you can encourage others to accept it. ResourcesFind more episodes and bonus content on the Seek Go Create (website). Learn more about (Guideposts) and the stories they tell. Check out their (shop) for more written content.  Guideposts is a non-profit company. You can support them by (donating) today! (The Power of Positive Thinking) by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale Read more about Guideposts’ founder, (Dr. Norman Vincent Peale) (Bill Wilson), the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (The Greatest Salesman in the World) by Og Mandino (Abide), an app for Bible and Sleep Meditation More about (Chicken Soup for the Soul) Guideposts collection of (9/11 inspirational stories) Reflect: (Psalm 23) Share your experiences with Alzheimer’s with Edward through his email.  (Episode Details) Episode Highlights[03:27] About Edward Grinnan and GuidepostsEdward helps people share their inspirational stories with the world.  Guideposts was founded by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. It is a space for people to tell stories of faith in their daily lives. Those in the media industry initially thought no one would want to hear stories from ordinary people.  They continue to be America’s storytellers for their audience today — 76 years later. [06:01] Guideposts TodayThis summer, Guideposts relaunched with more pages and new features. Though many say that print is dead, they continue to publish Guideposts as well as several other magazines. From 10 times a year, they now only publish 6 times a year. This has enabled them to continue to create amazing content. [09:43] The Impact of StorytellingTheir staff goes through thousands of stories yearly. Some people prefer to work together with the editors to help them articulate their stories in the best way. The people who share their stories...
How To Find Peace In The Middle of Chaos
Mar 7 2022
How To Find Peace In The Middle of Chaos
Have you ever felt overwhelmed with your everyday responsibilities?  Keeping up with your health, profession, and other duties while dealing with uncertainty is difficult in our fast-paced environment. As such, we have little to no time for relaxation. More and more people are developing burnout and anxiety that can lead to depression. Despite what hustle culture teaches us, relaxation is still a crucial aspect of self-improvement. There are many distractions in the digital and physical world, but we must find stillness and calm within ourselves to discover real love and faith. In this episode of Seek Go Create, we cover these bases as Tim shares what his past financial struggles taught him about peace. He also talks about the importance of rest and how it relates to discovering love and faith. Finally, he discusses his own opinions on how to find peace in the religious community. If you seek tranquility amid the daily grind, then this episode is for you! 3 Reasons to Listen:Discover the importance of rest. Learn the significance of peace in finding love and faith. Unravel the message of the Bible about attaining peace. ResourcesSubscribe to our (website) to get resources from our guests and updates on our latest giveaways and episodes. Grab a copy of (Coach: A Story of Success Redefined) (The Pantry Podcast) by Shea and Michelle Watson Listen to other Seek Go Create episodes: (Is God Really in Control?) with Chris Cree (Love: A Foundational Principle to Success)  (Episode Details) Episode Highlights[03:45] What is Rest? Rest is a difficult subject to discuss because not everyone understands it. Defining rest drew fewer responses than the preceding topics in this series. [05:31] Tim’s Struggles Tim and his wife had financial difficulties a few years ago. Looking back, he realized that their condition was not as terrible as he thought. Tim learned many things about peace as a result of his hardships. [09:24] The Bible’s Bigger Story As followers of Christ, we must study his deeds and what he accomplished throughout his lifetime. No one had a greater mission than Jesus Christ. He died on the cross so that we can rebuild our relationship with God. Jesus never rushed, despite having barely three years to establish his ministry. [13:00] “If Jesus Christ never felt stressed or anxious about the most important assignment that anyone has ever had on this earth, then why would we be about whatever we think our purpose and our assignment is?” - (Click Here to Tweet This)We should not rush to fulfill our life’s mission. [13:39] Significance of Learning Peace Learning about peace helps us grasp the meaning of love and faith. The Lord demonstrated love and faith by living a peaceful life. [16:03] “I don't believe that hustle, fatigue, exhaustion, stress, and anxiety is how we should be living. I believe that those are devices of the enemy and not of God and that we shouldn't be doing that.” - (Click Here to Tweet This)Finding peace amid all the distractions in our everyday lives is difficult. We don’t deserve a stressful and anxious life. [17:06] “By checking the boxes and going to church or working in the parking lot or working in the ministry…there is nothing scriptural about that. And nothing about what we're talking about here says that the more you do, then the more you're going to be rewarded.” - (Click Here to Tweet This)[17:45] Living in the State of Rest We are at our most creative when we’re in a state of rest. The fruits of the Spirit can only overflow if we’re at ease...
Buying Bitcoin: Breaking Free From Fiat Control with Jimmy Song
Feb 28 2022
Buying Bitcoin: Breaking Free From Fiat Control with Jimmy Song
Money has been a stealth enemy to faith. Without realizing, we are being covertly manipulated and enticed by the idea of wealth and power. While religion warns us about idolizing physical wealth, many people have been addicted to money — driving us further away from God. In a world driven by money, how can we break free from its shackles while still holding true to our faith? In this episode, Tim Winders discusses Bitcoin and fiat currency with Jimmy Song. They dive deep into fiat control and how the current monetary system oppresses people. With the current fiat system being a cesspool of corruption, the challenge is to break free from it and its financial and spiritual repercussions. Correspondingly, Jimmy explores how and why you should opt out of the system. Lastly, you’ll learn how to serve God instead of money. Tune into this episode to learn more about the relationship between faith and money! 3 Reasons to Listen:Discover how fiat currency manipulates people into serving money rather than God and why Bitcoin frees us from those shackles. Learn how opting out of fiat control and saving through Bitcoin brings you closer to God. Find out the three ways to buy Bitcoin. ResourcesSubscribe to our (website) to get resources from our guests and updates on our latest giveaways and episodes. Grab a copy of (Coach: A Story About Success Redefined). (Cash App) River Financial’s (website) (Bitcoin) (The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto) by Tim May Read the Slash Thought article that got Jimmy into Bitcoin, “ (Online-Only Currency BitCoin Reaches Dollar Parity)”. (The Maker Versus the Takers) by Jerry Bowyer (When Money Dies) by Adam Fergusson (The Little Bitcoin Book) by Jimmy Song & Alex Gladstein (Thank God for Bitcoin) by Jimmy Song (Programming Bitcoin) by Jimmy Song “ (The Triumph of Post-Modern Investing)” by Jimmy Song Connect with Jimmy on (Twitter). Subscribe to Jimmy’s (newsletter) or check out his (blog)! (Episode Details) Episode Highlights[01:55] Meeting Jimmy Jimmy’s job doesn’t have a clear-cut definition. He can be referred to as an expert witness, consultant, author, lecturer, podcaster, and being in Bitcoin but none of these capture what he really does. He does many things in Bitcoin — from coding to public speaking. He wears his hat because he loves the Wild West era when people were heading west to make a life for themselves which reminds him of the situation in Bitcoin. [09:15] What is a Christian Libertarian?The term “Christian libertarian” is relatively a political label. Jimmy believes that freedom upholds the heart of the biblical scriptures because God gives us the liberty to choose. Faith is not forced but a choice. People sometimes think they’re free but they’re being enslaved to something else. [10:03] “That’s the tragedy of human choices that oftentimes people choose not to follow God. That’s something that I feel very passionate about is that a lot of people think...
Defining Leadership with Jennifer Thornton
Feb 21 2022
Defining Leadership with Jennifer Thornton
What does leadership mean to you? Everyone has their preferred approach to leadership. But leading a team to reach a common goal harbors its own hurdles causing an arduous journey. At times, a leader may be confronted with unforeseen matters and challenges. As a leader, it is your responsibility to spearhead change and progress for your team and community. In this episode, Tim Winders invites Jennifer Thornton, a highly-skilled leader and marketing executive, to share her insights on effective leadership. She talks about the essence of balancing both directive and collaborative traits for effective leadership and management. Lastly, Jennifer imparts ways women can step up as leaders despite the overwhelming archaic stereotypes.  Being a leader is a continuous learning process. Tune into this episode to learn more about defining leadership! 3 Reasons to Listen:Discover what it means to be a great leader.  Learn how you can make change happen by being unafraid to question others. Find out the three reasons why people work.  ResourcesSubscribe to our (website) to get resources from our guests and updates on our latest giveaways and episodes. Grab a copy of (Coach: A Story About Success Redefined). Check out (The Greatest Salesman) by Og Mandino Here’s more about (Tesla) Read about Jen’s insights on (Understanding the Talent Cliff) and the (Seven Deadly Sins of Leadership) (Wall Street Journal article) on why people are (leaving their jobs). Connect with Jen on (LinkedIn) Learn more about 304 Coaching on their (website). (Episode Details) Episode Highlights[03:22] Defining LeadershipEveryone has their own definition and perspective of leadership. For Jen, leadership is the respect you show to a group to achieve your goals together. [03:30] “I think that leadership means something different to every person... For me, it is the respect you show a group of people in order to do something big.” - (Click Here to Tweet This)Currently, Jen describes leadership as being in a state of confusion where we seek answers to pursue greater endeavors. The difficulties of 2020 have led to the development of directive leadership.  The increase in fear has caused drops in emotional control, decision quality, and collaboration. [07:13] The Balance in Leading Leadership is a continuous practice and experimentation process. Directive leadership is needed in cases where you are pressed for time and have difficulty reaching a consensus. Jen recommends a balance of 75 - 80% collaborative and 20 - 25% directive. [09:13] A Perfect LeaderNo one is a perfect example of a leader. Instead, the people have pieces of what is needed to lead the organization. Understanding who you surround yourself with is essential in leadership. Learn to leverage experts in every area of your business to pave the way for good work. [10:50] “You have to understand how to leverage experts as part of your decisions, part of your education, and part of your learning. This is taking that old school saying of ‘surround yourself with great people to what it looks like today.’" - (Click Here to Tweet This)It’s important to be able to lead people through progress and change. [14:23] Behind the Name 304 CoachingIn pager code, 304 had a negative meaning Jen’s company started...
How to Lead a Significant Life Through Faith with Mark Whitacre
Feb 14 2022
How to Lead a Significant Life Through Faith with Mark Whitacre
Sometimes, the life of our dreams isn’t the life we need. It’s easy to be caught up in material things and get distracted by shiny objects. We often believe that having a massive house and expensive cars equates to success. Plus, shopping without looking at the price tags and going on expensive trips is a sign of success. But correlating success to financial achievements only brings harm by sowing the seeds of greed. This creates an endless cycle of insatiable desire, wanting more and more yet never feeling satisfied. In this episode, Mark Whitacre recounts the largest price-fixing case in US history that utterly destroyed his life and mind. He discusses how he recovered his faith and hope in the aftermath of this ordeal. Mark also shares the psychological effects of corporate greed and the harrowing experience of working as an FBI informant. Lastly, he goes on to discuss his inspiring story of finding faith and purpose in prison. Listen to this episode if you want to find out what a significant life means. 3 Reasons to Listen:Find out Mark’s incredible journey through addiction, loss, and faith. Discover the effects of addiction, corporate greed, and materialism on a person’s mental and spiritual health. Learn how faith can help you lead a significant life. Resources (The Informant!) by Steven Soderbergh Connect with Mark: (Website) (Seek Go Create: Selflessness as the Key to Living a Better Life with Richard Lui) (Coach: A Story of Success Redefined) by Tim Winders Subscribe to our (website) to get resources from our guests and receive updates on our latest giveaways and episodes. (Episode Details) Episode Highlights[04:02] Who’s Mark?He is currently 64 years old, and the price-fixing case took place 32 years ago. Back then, he was the Divisional President of the Biotech Division at ADM, a Fortune 500 company. Today, Mark is a father to three adult children with his wife of 42 years and blessed to have a second chance. [05:37] Mark’s Definition of SuccessThirty-two years ago, success meant the size of his house and the number of jets he had. But today, he believes success is living a meaningful life and the impact you leave behind on the world rather than materialism. [05:57] “I would feel strongly that success is really more a life of significance, kind of what you’re leaving behind when I’m no longer here because I can see the end of life a lot closer than I can the beginning of life.” - (Click Here to Tweet This)Also, he strongly feels that the younger generation is obtaining wisdom beyond their years to mentor others younger than him. [08:02] The Value of “Significance”All the houses and cars that Mark used to define success are rusty now, thus having no long-term value. His materialistic definition of success was simply selfishness, and so was the leadership shown by Mark and the other executives involved in the price-fixing case. Selfish leadership could have gotten him to the level of Bill Gates. Thinking that there must be more, he learned that no material thing could fill the void in a heart through a journey of brokenness. [12:12] A Background on ADMArcher Daniels Midland (ADM) was one of the world’s largest food additive companies, with 70 billion in revenue and 30,000 employees. It wasn’t a bad company, and the employees worked with the right moral compass. However, four of the top leaders were self-centered, with Mark being the youngest. When you buy a food or beverage, there are likely ingredients from ADM. [14:48] The Price-Fixing CaseIn April 1992, Mark got promoted to Corporate Vice...