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jumbleThink tells the stories of dreamers, makers, innovators, and influencers who are impacting culture and changing the world around them. We interview leading actors, entrepreneurs, authors, athletes, and taught leaders to hear their stories of chasing big dreams. Along the way, we share tips on how you can turn your own dreams into reality too. Our host, Michael Woodward, has worked with hundreds of businesses to help them refine their ideas and create their big dream.
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Have you ever wondered what it takes to grow and develop leaders? Maybe you've struggled with building the right team around you. Or maybe you don't know what to do to get the most of employees once they join the team. In today's show, I sit down with Douglas Ward to learn the lessons he learned while working with elite Special Operations Forces to help them with their communication needs. Helpful LinksWebsite: https://anchorstrategiesllc.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-ward-6298263/Recommended ReadingHow to Win Friends & Influence People: https://amzn.to/398hQckAbout Douglas WardDouglas Ward is a retired military veteran with 24 years of distinguished service. During his time he held numerous leadership roles to include instructor and manager of over 500 personnel. Additionally, Douglas was the Troop Chief for a hand-selected group of special communicators who supported and deployed into austere environments with Special Operations Forces. Upon retirement, he supported government agencies as a subject matter expert in non-standard communications and as a business development executive. These experiences have enabled him to pass on the knowledge and lessons of leadership under extreme conditions for companies needing management team building.Pulling from his past military experience and as an executive-level technology leader, he collaborates with those in charge of providing unfiltered truths on the true state of a company. He specializes in encouraging the development of communication skills from the top-down and bottom-up increasing revenue growth, employee trust and ownership. Douglas has built many successful teams by helping them to navigate through rough seas and land on a foundation based on a steadfast vision.
Is it your dream to 'one day' write a book? Maybe you've always dreamed of sharing the story inside of you. Or it could be that you have a message to share. But how do you go about writing and publishing your book? In today's episode, we sit down with Michelle Vandepass co-founder of GracePoint Matrix Publishing. She shares some tips on how to pick the right way to write your book and publish it. Do you write the book yourself or get a co-author? Do you self-publish or use an established publisher? Michelle also shares her own writing story and how that led to launching one of the leading publishing companies for entrepreneurs. Links Website: https://michellevandepas.com/ Publishing Company: https://gracepointpublishing.com TedX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeXyOJgAaEk About Michelle Vandepas Michelle Vandepas is the nation’s leading expert for entrepreneurs, personal development experts, and quantum healers who want to share what they’ve learned with the world by becoming an author. She is the co-founder of GracePoint Matrix Publishing, the gold standard in concierge publishing. She is also an esteemed TEDx speaker and TEDx Speaker Coach. As a book coach and publisher Michelle has worked with thousands of authors over the past 20 years to publish and promote their books and their work. As a serial entrepreneur and multiple bestselling author herself, she understands the strategy, messaging and creative juice needed to build a platform. She is a visionary marketer who combines creativity with smart business sense to unleash the power of her clients. Michelle has been featured in numerous media outlets speaking about her passion for ‘purpose and profit’ and she has been filmed for an upcoming documentary film, “Wisdom from Thought Leaders” alongside Sting and the Dalai Lama. Her books include “Purpose: The Alignment Guide”, “Marketing Tips for the Holistic Practitioner”, “Two Empty Bedrooms: My Foster Adoption Experience”, “Amazon Author Tips” as well as numerous articles, courses, classes, and webinars. Her award-winning documentary, “Woman as Butterfly, featured the artist, Ann St. John Hawley”. In past experience, she co-developed the Bodyscan 2010 and was President and co-owner of the medical device company for six years. During this time won compliance for ISO, FDA 510K, and European CE mark. She was voted ‘Young Careerist of Colorado’ in ‘Business Professional Women’ magazine and ‘The Gazette Telegraph’ listed her in ‘Women to Watch in the 90’s’. Married since 1981 Michelle and husband Bob have fostered ten children, raised their daughter and traveled the world. They live in the mountains of Colorado with 2 dogs, a cat, misc fish and a gardening dome which gives them limes year-round.
How do you overcome the expectations of others and the failure that births? Mike Poglese did just that. He was kicked out of college, left his first business, was told by his family he was unhireable. While he knew that the path that others wanted for his life wasn't the right one for him, he still tried to do it 'their way.' It wasn't until their way didn't work that he was able to find his own path forward. This led him to start a digital agency helping others find the same success he had found on Instagram and started Brandberry Unlimited. In today's episode, Mike shares how you can overcome failure in your own life. We also talk about the 3-2-1 method of building true connections on Instagram leading to more influence, followers, and success for yourself and your business. LinksWebsite: http://brandberryunlimited.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikepoglese/?hl=enFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/broglese
What does it take to lead a nuclear-powered, fast-attack submarine in the US Navy? We sit down with Captain David Marquet to hear his stories of underwater adventure and what he learned about leadership along the way. His new book 'Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say - and What You Don't' gives us a new playbook for leadership in an age that isn't driven by factories. He shares why we need our team to not just do the work of either a doer or thinker but how each member of our team needs to be both the doer and the thinker. Throughout the episode, David shares how this new leadership playbook with redefining what you can do in your companies, organizations, and personal lives.LinksWebsite: https://www.davidmarquet.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ldavidmarquetFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ldavidmarquetAbout Captain David MarquetDavid Marquet, a top graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, commanded the nuclear-powered, fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe from 1999 to 2001. Since retiring from the Navy he has worked with businesses nationwide as a leadership consultant. He gives presentations around the world about his acclaimed first book, Turn the Ship Around: A True Story of Turning Leaders Into Followers. He recently released his second book 'Leadership is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say, and What You Don't.'
Predicting the behavior of others is an urgent need for anyone whose work involves relationships with others, whether it’s leading an organization, collaborating with a teammate, or closing a sale. But predictability is not as simple as good and evil, or truth and fiction. It's one of the key tools that the FBI uses to build reliable sources that help protect the lives of millions of American's every day. In today's episode, we sit down with retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program, Robin Dreeke. He shares his stories of working with the FBI, turning assets into spies, working for the FBI in NYC during terrorist attacks on September 11th, and how building trust is the best resource for protecting the world around us. We dive deep into his new book 'SIZING PEOPLE UP' and how you can take the same tools the FBI uses and apply them to your own life.Helpful LinksRobin's Website: https://www.peopleformula.com/the_booksFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Robin.Dreeke#!/pages/Robin-Dreeke/237173506344431Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdreekeAbout Robin DreekeRobin is a best-selling author, professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, and retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program. Robin has taken his life's work of recruiting spies and broken down the art of leadership, communication, and relationship building into Five Steps to TRUST and Six Signs of who you can TRUST. Since 2010, Robin has been working with large corporations as well as small companies in every aspect of their business. Whether it is newly promoted leaders, executives, sales teams, or customer relations, Robin has crafted his People Formula for quick results and maximum success. BiographyThe Military Leader: Although Robin always aspired to become a great leader, he realized from his time at the United States Naval Academy and in the United States Marine Corps that leadership was much more than just telling people what to do: a great leader uses interpersonal skills to inspire action, rather than demand the compliance of others.The Spy Catcher:Upon entering service as an FBI Special Agent in 1997, Robin began his journey as a counterintelligence specialist and behaviorist in the agency's efforts to thwart the efforts of our country's greatest adversaries. Serving in New York City, Norfolk VA, FBI Headquarters, Quantico VA, and Fredericksburg VA, Robin received advanced training and experience in the area of social psychology and the practical application of the science behind relationship development and trust, ultimately leading the FBI's elite Behavioral Analysis Program.The Behavioral Analysis Expert:Robin has built his highly effective tools for all aspects and stages of interpersonal communication and relationship development. Robin has combined all these tools and techniques and created a one-of-a-kind formula for success with people. Today, Robin is a recognized expert, author, and gifted lecturer in the art of interpersonal communication, relationship building and Trust. These skills are used every day in leadership, sales, human resources, and all aspects of life, both business and personal. 
It can feel overwhelming to invest in the complex world of commercial properties. Especially if you are investing in property notes. Finding a trusted partnership in your investments can help build the confidence you need to find the right investments for you. In today's show, we sit down with Peter Neill to learn more about the world of property notes and how you can find the right partners in your investments.LinksGSP REI: https://gsprei.comPodmax: https://podmax.coAbout Peter NeillPeter Neill serves as Vice President of Investor Relations for the Company. He is chiefly responsible for fulfilling the company’s capital raising goals by communicating and marketing the company’s private offerings and maintaining key relationships with the company's investors.Mr. Neill began his real estate career working in marketing and sales at PPR Note Co. This gave him the ability to learn all aspects of the distressed mortgage business. He quickly transitioned into Investor Relations and raising private capital for PPR’s private fund offerings. He managed the process of raising over $80MM for six offerings and helped grow their fund investor community from around 200 investors to over 600. During his time there, Mr. Neill learned the ins and outs of the distressed mortgage business and had a firsthand look and active role in transitioning the company from mainly acquiring second position mortgages to acquiring both first and second position mortgages.Mr. Neill purchased his first rental property a duplex, at the age of 24 utilizing an FHA loan. He is also the Founder of Accredited Life, a lifestyle community and personal/financial development brand for accredited investors, soon-to-be accredited investors and their families. He holds meetings in the Philadelphia area once a week and one-on-one sessions in-person and over the phone daily.Mr. Neill graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University where he studied Media Business and Entrepreneurship. He is an avid dog lover, who looks forward to adopting his first GSP soon.
Many of us are tied to one source of income. It could be our job as an employee or our business as an entrepreneur. We look at our investments in a 401k and diversify to keep our investments safe. Why don't we do that with our core source of income? More and more we hear about side hustles and alternative sources of income. But how do you do that? In today's episode, we chat with Nate Herrick about how he has done this in his own life and how you can do it too.We also chat about Real Estate Syndication, Stacked Income Sources, building a team past 'just employees', and finding your own side hustle.Today's show was recorded at PodMax!LinksPodmax: https://onairbrandspodmax.comAbout Nate HerrickNate Herrick was born and raised in Eastern Connecticut with his parents and two younger brothers. Nate enrolled at The University of Connecticut where he enlisted in the US Army National Guard for a new challenge and was the only realistic way he could afford college. After graduating from UConn in 2001, Nate accepted a sales position with a Fortune 20 consumer goods corporation. Soon after the “9/11” terrorist attacks, he was called to active duty and proudly served in support Operation Iraqi Freedom culminating with the status of Army Veteran.Back from the military and working his corporate job, Nate purchases his first rental property. Soon after he meets an independent operator in the ATM industry who introduces him to the business and eventually develops his own ATM route which he continues to grow to this day. This was Mr. Herrick’s first exposure to the mindset of an Entrepreneur, not an employee.After leaving his corporate job, Nate focused on creating and growing multiple income streams and developed a vacation rental business representing owners at luxury ski, beach and ski destinations utilizing the current AirBNB and VRBO rental models. After realizing the vacation rental business was not a viable primary source of income, Nate went into business with his brother Zach as they continue to grow their recruiting business assisting Architects, Engineers and Construction Professionals in the CT, NY and NJ marketplace. While working his “9-5” in recruiting, Nate continued his focus on growing multiple income streams through Multifamily Real Estate investing, Self-Storage opportunities, Institutional ATM route investing, Private Placements, and most recently is syndicating Merchant Cash Advances. In 2019, Nate forms NAZ Capital with his two brothers. The entity invests in multifamily apartment syndications, ATMs and various private placements. Nate’s mission is to provide a standard of living for his two young children that he never had but more importantly instill the values, drive and financial education necessary to succeed on their own. In his free time Nate enjoys traveling to many of the premiere ski destinations in the world, coaching his kid’s sports teams and consistent exercise.
Investing can be overwhelming, especially in the Real Estate market. It can be even more daunting when you are a woman and a male-dominated industry. Palak Shah faced these fears to create the lifestyle she wanted. While she loved her successful career as an engineer, her passion was to create a lifestyle that allowed her to be home more with her children. She took the risk and left the safety of her career to build her own path as an entrepreneur. Now she is teaching other women to take the same journey and how they can invest in their own entrepreneurial endeavors.LinksOpen Spaces Capital: https://www.openspacescapital.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/openspacescapital/About Palak Shah“Palak Shah is the founder and owner of Open Spaces Capital that generates close to $1M in revenue. An Engineer by trade, after the birth of her two kids she decided to make the move to entrepreneurship to be able to spend more time with her children. Though Palak has invested in real estate for many years, in her first 3 years investing full-time, she purchased, renovated, rented, and refinanced properties creating a $4M rental portfolio. It is now her passion to empower other women to pursue entrepreneurship through real estate investing to live an empowered and financially free life through Open Spaces Women.”
Many of us feel like we are in control of our financial future. But are we really in as much control as we think we are? This week we are looking into the world of Real Estate on our first ever theme week. In today's episode, I sat down with Andrew Schena to chat about his journey of working at ESPN to becoming a leader in Real Estate in the Boston region. He gives us a glimpse behind the scenes so that you can learn about how you can take back control of your financial future. In the show today we chat about Real Estate, finding passion, Self Directed Investing, being a group in real estate, and much more.Helpful LinksCapital Equity Partners: https://www.capequitypartners.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-schena-8a570720/About Andrew SchenaAndrew brings an in-depth knowledge of real estate, investment syndication and business operations as a result of his 17 years of experience in the real estate industry. As a founding member of Capital Equity Partners (CEP), Andrew has spent the past 7 years analyzing, syndicating and operating both development and cash-flowing asset strategies. Andrew has intimate knowledge of asset underwriting, negotiation, acquisition, capital raising, deal structure, finance, budgeting, construction, corporate management, operations, legal, sales, and marketing. Along with founding CEP, Andrew is also a founding member of Capital Development & Construction, a MA General Contracting Corporation, where he manages its business operations and administration, and was a founding member of Capital Residential Group, a MA real estate broker, where he managed its successful operations and management for 7 years, and continues to hang his salespersons license. Andrew prides himself on efficient and profitable business management and is always challenging the status quo. Andrew graduated from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, in 1999 with a degree in Mass Communications. Originally from Reading, MA, he currently lives in Blackstone, MA with his wife Erin and their two daughters, Madison and Ashley.
Today kicks off our first theme week of episodes. This week we are sharing 5 episodes all about Real Estate recorded live at PodMax. We sat down with Cassidy Burns to chat about his journey into business, real estate, and how he is now helping others take these lessons to dive into their own journey into real estate. No matter if you are buying your own house or purchasing property as an investment, there are key questions you need to ask to make sure that your investment is one that will pay off in the long run. Cassidy shares how you can set yourself up for success and compound your investment.About Cassidy BurnsCassidy believes Real Estate is a tool for the long term. When working with clients, whether they are a first time home buyer, developer, or a long term buy and hold investor, he has one mission, to help YOU prepare for the future. For most individuals, their home is the biggest and best asset in their portfolio he wants to make sure you are making the best decision possible.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CassidyBurnsRE/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cassidyrburns/PodMax: https://onairbrandspodmax.com
It's episode 300 of jumbleThink and to celebrate we look back on what 300 episodes have taught us about podcasting and success. Later in the episode, we take a look at what is in store for jumbleThink and our listeners in 2020!
If you talk to many entrepreneurs or everyday people, you hear a common complaint. Why am I always broke? Alex Felice set out to answer that question and found that our mindset and spending may be what is holding us back. In today's episode, we chat about his experience in the military, consumerism, Real Estate, how to figure out what you want in life, finding your passions, and how having 3 hobbies could be the key to your success.Today's episode was recorded live at PodMax. You can learn more about PodMax at https://onairbrandspodmax.comAbout Alex FeliceAlex Felice specializes in long-distance single and multi-family rental real estate and has spent the last few years working in commercial underwriting. Alex has been studying and buying real estate for 5 years, he's an avid reader and known to have an intense personality. You can find more of his story at www.brokeisachoice.com.
Christmas is filled with stories. Digging a little deeper we find that some of the stories behind the stories are even more magical. In today's show, we look at three Christmas stories.Segment One - A Christmas LegacyChristmas time is filled with magic. Maybe it’s humanity remembering to love one another. Or could it be the reflection on the gift given the world through the birth of a child that would grow up to give his life for others? The season is filled with history, tradition, and legacies. But what happens when we forget legacy? When we forget the story behind the legacy? That’s what happened with Stille Nacht better known as Silent Night. Segment Two - A Christmas Mystery Our next story is a story of Christmas Mystery. It’s a story that we all know, but there may be more to the story than the poem. One of the key areas of dispute is who even wrote the story. 20 years after the story was published in the Sentinel Newspaper on Troy NY. We revisit this classic story to discover why it's impacted our views of Santa Clause in such a deep way.Segment Three - A Christmas StoryChristmas is a season filled with stories, but there is one story that is the bedrock of the Christmas Story. We revisit the Luke 2 story of the Birth of Jesus.So join us as we explore some of our favorite hidden and not so hidden stories of Christmas.
If you truly want to solve a problem, solve the pain that it causes. When the pain is being felt by the executive at Facebook, then you know it's a problem that others face too. As the CIO of Facebook, Tim Campos was tasked with solving the pain the team was experiencing through the management of calendars, productivity, and the dreaded meeting. Tim took the lessons to build Woven. Woven is helping individuals and companies take back their calendars and start spending time on what matters most to them.In today's episode, we chat about productivity, technology and community, the culture driving Facebook, rethinking time, problem-solving, and much more.LinksWoven: https://woven.comBook RecommendationDeep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted WorldLink: https://amzn.to/34FeCdx About Tim CamposAs the former Chief Information Officer at Facebook, Tim Campos doubledoverall productivity to $1.8 million per employee - making it the mostproductive company in the world. Now, as CEO of Woven, he's taking thoselessons to reimagine how people use their calendar, so they can spend timeon what matters most to them.Two weeks after Tim started as CIO of Facebook in 2010, Mark Zuckerbergsummoned him to his office for an urgent meeting. Once there, he met withZuckerberg’s Executive Assistant, who lambasted the company’s internalcalendar app and urged Tim to fix it. From that moment, Tim set to workdesigning creative tools that would help Facebook employees easily findoptimal times and places to meet. It was so successful that it helped Timdouble Facebook’s productivity from $900,000 to $1.8 million per employeeover his tenure — five times more than most tech companies.Tim’s experience managing productivity for the entire Facebook workforcehelped him realize that traditional calendars are broken. In 2016, he leftFacebook to co-found Woven, an intelligent calendar that helps busyprofessionals maximize their most valuable asset - time.
What does it take to be the best in everything you do? Natalie Coughlin has broken records in the world of swimming and set a high bar for other Olympians. Not only was she the first woman to swim the 100m backstroke in under 1 minute, but she is one of the few Olympians to win back to back Olympic Gold in the same event. Now Natalie is blazing a new path with her cooking book and her new wine brand answering the question, 'What do you do after you retire from competitive sports?' In today's show, we chat with Natalie about her professional swimming career, starting a winery, crafting her first cookbook, balancing life and staying focused, motherhood, and her return to swimming in the ISL.LinksWebsite: https://nataliecoughlin.com/Gaderian Wines: https://www.gaderianwines.comBook: https://nataliecoughlin.tumblr.com/cookbookAbout Natalie CoughlinNatalie is most known for her athletic successes after earning 12 Olympic medals for USA Swimming. Throughout her professional athletic career, Natalie has maintained a love for food and wine. She grew up just outside Napa Valley and has always had an interest in the wine industry. As she transitions into the next phase, she has turned this love into her next career. Her cookbook "Cook To Thrive," published by Clarkson Potter, is on shelves now or follow the links on www.nataliecoughlin.com to purchase online. She is eagerly learning the winemaking process through Shaina's tutelage and is looking forward to pairing her recipes with Gaderian Wine's Pinot Noir, Chenin Blanc, and Chardonnay.
There are certain industries that have a 'legacy' going back hundreds of years. The barbershop is one of those industries. There is a certain expectation of makes up the typical barbershop and in many ways, it has defined an expectation from pop culture. What happens when you rethink the status quo and create a new model or picture of what could be a new model for the barbershop?This is what Steve and Sarah Bolinder have done. And it all started with an idea and sketches...and a gentle push from Sarah for Steve to go into the unknown and create a new picture of the perfect barbershop. This has led to success beyond what they could imagine. This has reimagined the model for their customers, employees, and themselves. Not only has their own barbershop flourished, but others now seek them out to start their own 'Chop Barbershops' through franchises. In today's show, we talk about rethinking established industries, turning dreams into businesses, overcoming the pains of growth, and creating a vision that invites others into the story.LinksBarbershop: https://chopbarbershop.comFranchise: https://www.chopbarbershopfranchise.comAbout Steve & Sarah BolinderIn 2015, Steve and Sarah Bolinder finally agreed it was time to open the doors to a shop they had dreamed of owning for over fifteen years; a barbershop for all humanity with great music, beer, and a “come on in” kind of vibe. Before opening, Steve met with his good friend and fellow barber Danny Rainey to invite him and his wife Katie to help give life to their dream. By 2018, their little shop had grown to three and signed its’ first franchise deal.Before deciding to make the franchise leap, the owners sat down to really look at what had caused such tremendous growth in such a short amount of time, and what they discovered was that the culture of Chop surrounded four key values that had developed under their noses as they worked on the dream they loved.
Innovation takes risks. Often you have to see what others are missing. The opportunities that are being overlooked. Guy Horrocks and his companies have led the way to create new solutions to unknown possibilities. Guy co-founded the world’s first iPhone app company Polar Bear Farm to build iPhone Apps before there was even an App Store. Today he is leading the way on what is possible on managing your privacy in a digitally connected world. Throughout the episode, Guy and I chat about technology, innovation, the world of Startups, Entrepreneurship, and more.LinksSolve: https://www.solve.ioTwitter: https://twitter.com/GuyHorrocksInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/guyhorrocks/About Guy HorrocksGuy Horrocks is the co-founder of Solve, a data infrastructure startup based in New York and New Zealand. Solve is a hybrid of SaaS and open source, where we will deploy the entire data infrastructure into the customer’s owned environment. This means a company owns both the data, as well as the underlying source code, providing the benefits of both build vs. buy. Guy previously was the CEO and co-founder of Carnival.io a mobile marketing automation platform that helped companies with push notifications, in-app messaging and analytics.Customers included Target, Sephora, Expedia, T-Mobile, MAC Cosmetics, OREO and AB InBev. Carnival was acquired by Sailthru in 2016, where Guy served as VP of Mobile and Partnerships prior to their sale in 2018 to CM Group / Campaign Monitor. Carnival was backed by leading investors including Google Ventures, Gary Vaynerchuk, Lerer Hippeau and Bowery Capital.Prior to Carnival, Guy co-founded the world’s first iPhone app company Polar Bear Farm, helping as a pioneer of the jailbreak market pre-iTunes Appstore. Guy’s first company was BSA Technologies, a blood spatter analysis forensic startup, helping forensic scientists determine the point of impact at crime scenes.Guy loves helping early-stage startups, he is an investor in www.getmaude.com, www.dropelfabrics.com, www.otherland.com, www.raakachocolate.com, www.butler-nyc.com, andfor the last 8 years has run a monthly Kiwi entrepreneur “Flat White Meetup” at Happy Bones inSoho.
What does it take to hear the voice of God? That is a question that has been debated and interpreted in a variety of ways. Some in Christian circles believe that spiritual gifts are dead and only alive thousands of years ago. Others see God reawakening the church to all types of spiritual gifts including the prophetic. How is the prophetic different than a fortune-teller? In today's show, we sat down with Shawn Bolz to answer these questions and also give you some insights on how you can hear the voice of God in your own life. We also chat about his two new books: Through the Eyes of Love: Encouraging Others Through Prophetic Revelation, Breakthrough: Prophecies, Prayers & Declarations.LinksWebsite: https://bolzministries.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjNEG8Va9dX3y1G81Myav6AFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShawnBolzInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnbolz/About Shawn BolzShawn is an author, a TV host (see him on season four of Dreams & Mysteries on Daystar!) spiritual adviser, producer, and minister. He is passionate about seeing individuals and groups learn how to be the most connected, best version of themselves through their relationship with God.Shawn has been a pioneer in ministry, including the prophetic movement since he was in his teens. His focus on having a genuine relationship with God, creativity through entertainment & social justice have brought him around the world to meet with churches, CEO's, entertainers, and world leaders.Shawn's style of speaking & coaching, accompanied by his unique expert perspective on the issues of love, creativity, and justice, have kept his calendar full. He is an author of several books including best selling Translating God & Keys to Heaven's Economy.Shawn Bolz is also the founding pastor of Expression58 Christian Ministries, a ministry focused on the entertainment industry and the poor in Los Angeles California where he lives with his wife, Cherie and their two daughters.
Many of us are searing for 'happiness', but what causes us to be happy? How do we find joy? As we move from Thanksgiving into Christmas, it is easy to get trapped in the busyness of life. So many things to do, but never enough time. Maybe instead of trying, doing, and owning more; we should be looking at how we can find generosity in life? Generosity is birthed from a place of giving. Many of us think about giving as a financial decision, but giving and generosity can be more than just donating more money. In today's episode, we sat down with Brad Formsma and chat about generosity. He shares his story of how he learned how to give and why he is creating the 'I Like Giving' movement. Links to Bradhttps://www.ilikegiving.comhttps://www.bradformsma.comhttps://www.youtube.com/user/ILikeGivingAbout Brad FormsmaBrad Formsma is the author of the best-selling book "I Like Giving: The Transforming Power of a Generous Life" and “Everyday Generosity: Becoming a Generous Family in a Selfie World.” He is the Founder of I Like Giving, an organization that has inspired more than 120 million people in 170 countries to live generously. Brad helps leading businesses and churches around the country increase engagement, improve health, and increase giving through messages like Seven Ways to Live Generously. He’s had the opportunity to speak to hundreds of thousands of people at corporations, conferences, churches and community events. Brad also serves families each year by facilitates a one day experience “Generosity For Generations,” bringing multiple generations of a family together to discuss generosity so their story and values live on.
In today's episode, we look at 'The Fir-Tree' by Hans Christian Andersen. This special Thanksgiving episode is all about remembering what matters and enjoying life around us as we dream big and chase our ideas. So sit back, and enjoy this very special Thanksgiving episode!
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