Mon, 29 June 2015
Darryl authored the book Small Business, Big Pressure that caught the attention of Dave Ramsey. Click Here for all of the resources from our interview with Darryl
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Small Business, Big Pressure
Darryl Lyons began his career in the financial world at the age of seventeen and started his own business at a young age. Coming from a family that struggled financially and carrying a debt load that was equal to his income, Darryl had an overwhelming fear of failure and an attitude of “I’m going to work my way out of this.”
He soon realized, however, that he needed to trust God with every area of his life and stop trying to work apart from Him in order to experience not only success, but also freedom from fear and worry.
As Darryl achieved success and received recognition in his community of San Antonio, other entrepreneurs began calling him for advice. He decided to hold workshops to teach what entrepreneurs needed to know. As his classes repeatedly filled up, he looked at the contents he had put together and realized that he had the makings of a book. “Small Business, Big Pressure” will teach you to step out in faith as an entrepreneur and stand up as a leader.
You Will Learn
30 Small Business Startup Mistakes - FREE download for you as a special gift from Darryl
Small Business, Big Pressure website
Direct download: 058_Darryl_Lyons__A_Faith_Based_Guide_For_Entrepreneurs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm MDT
Thu, 25 June 2015
Our Calling Is Who We Are
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Jeff Rogers had a burning question: Why don’t Christians serve each other well in the marketplace? He found that the simple answer was “they don’t know each other.” He realized that he needed to connect Christians if they were to be able to encourage one another in their calling.
In 2001, he launched kiros.org; suddenly there was a tremendously successful network where businesspeople could find others in their vocations talking about how to integrate faith into the marketplace. Kiros.org also provides a much-needed forum for accountability and balance.
In this podcast, Jeff shares how you can apply your faith in the workplace pragmatically, outside of just “being nice” to people. He teaches the vital shift from “What do you do?” to “Who are you? Tell me your story.” He exposes the pitfall of striving to make your business successful by just working harder, at the expense of time to reflect and pray on God’s will and direction.
You Will Learn
His work history includes the strategic selection, development and training of a sales force that began as 56 people and grew to 340, a 36% annual growth rate. His recruiting and sales team development experience is based on personally interviewing more than 10,000 individuals and directing over 1,500 recruiting meetings across all of Canada, Western US, and Mexico. This expansion included the development of new markets and strategies. Expertise includes increasing sales revenue, employee retention, building scalable management systems and the integration of key teams within an organization.
Within the sales organization he personally managed, sales rose at an 88% average annual growth rate. He has taught every aspect of selling: prospecting, presentation, closing, and answering objections. Jeff conducted more than 500 sales seminars teaching audiences of up to 1,100 people.
While building a growing organization, he had nearly 100 direct reports in management positions working in diverse markets and cultures. Retention within his organization improved from a 55% annual rate to over 90%. Competing with approximately 3,400 sales representatives, the organization achieved the highest worldwide per person sales, including the all time company sales record holder.
Recognition in management includes Sales Manager Of The Year: 1986, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1996 and The Excellence Award for overall management performance – the only back to back winner in the 145 year corporate history.
Jeff is involved in coaching basketball and soccer, enjoys skiing and fishing, and is founder and President of Kiros.
Direct download: 057_Jeff_Rogers__Our_Vocation_Should_Be_Our_Calling.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40pm MDT
Tue, 23 June 2015
Cheryl shares meaningful leadership lessons and how she turned around a public company
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Thu, 18 June 2015
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In this episode we have a very special guest. Richard Rierson started out as a US Marine Corps pilot. The leadership lessons he learned in the Marine Corps led to an amazing business career and now his work as a leadership coach and business consultant.
Richard is a student of leadership as well as a practitioner. He is a life long learner and has applied his lessons from the Marine Corps and business to every aspect of his life, faith and relationships. Richard's continual quest to influence and impact lives in a positive way has led him into what he is doing now and this interview will bless you as Richard shares his experience.
Richard started the Dose of Leadership podcast and has interviewed more than 200 CEOs, thought leaders, executives like Dana Perino, the former White House Press Secretary, Simon Sinek, Barbara Corcoran from The Shark Tank and I could go on.
What You Will Learn
Richard specializes in helping professionals and organizations develop an authentic leadership presence, crush limiting beliefs, & overcome mediocrity; creating a more purpose driven life full of time & economic freedom.
Richard is a change management and leadership expert. Richard's philosophy of inspiring "everyone to think and act like a leader" is based on timeless natural principles; and from his experiences as a Marine Corps pilot, professional executive, husband of 22 years, and father of four daughters.
If you're goal is to inspire your team, organization, or community, give Richard a call for your next event. Every work shop, seminar, and keynote Richard produces is custom-designed to inspire and equip everyone to maximize their leadership capacity.
Direct download: 055_Richard_Rierson__To_Lead_Others_Learn_to_Lead_Yourself_First.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am MDT
Tue, 16 June 2015
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Thu, 11 June 2015
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Stand Out And Live A Full Life
Would you like to make a bigger impact on the world? My friend Dorie Clark - who’s a professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, a contributor to Forbes and the Harvard Business Review, and a former presidential campaign spokeswoman – interviewed more than 50 top thought leaders to understand how they developed their breakthrough ideas and built a following around them.
In her new book Stand Out, she’s distilled their wisdom down and created a framework so that regular men and women can follow those same principles to gain more career security, become respected in their company and in their field, and have a greater impact on the world. It's worth it for the great stories alone! If you have an idea or a business you’d like to see gain traction – or you know you’d like to develop one, but aren’t quite sure yet what it is – this book is for you. You can order it here, and also download her free 42-page Stand Out self-assessment workbook. I hope you’ll enjoy Dorie’s work as much as I do!
What You Will Learn
Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013), which has been translated into Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French, Polish, and Thai. Her most recent book, Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It, was released by Portfolio/Penguin in April 2015.
Clark consults and speaks for a diverse range of clients, including Google, the World Bank, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Yale University, the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the National Park Service.
Clark, a former presidential campaign spokeswoman, is an adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Visiting Professor for IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. She has taught marketing and communications at Tufts University, Suffolk University, Emerson College, HEC-Paris, Babson College, the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business, and Smith College Executive Education. She has been named to the Huffington Post’s “100 Must Follow on Twitter” list for 2013 and 2014, and to the #Nifty50 list of top women on Twitter. She was also named one of Inc. magazine’s “100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference,” and recognized in Forbes as one of “25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015.”
She has guest lectured at universities including Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, the University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Georgetown, NYU, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the University of Michigan. Her work has been published in the Harvard Business Review Guide to Getting the Right Job and the Harvard Business Review Guide to Networking, and she is quoted frequently in the worldwide media, including NPR, the BBC, and MSNBC.
A former New England Press Association award-winning journalist, Clark is also the director of the environmental documentary film, The Work of 1000. She currently serves as co-chair of the Board of Visitors of Fenway Health and is a member of the Board of Overseers for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
At age 14, Clark entered Mary Baldwin College’s Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. At 18, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College, and two years later received a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. Follow her on Twitter@dorieclark.
Why I Do What I Do
I grew up in a very small town in North Carolina – pre-Internet era – and felt incredibly frustrated with the lack of opportunities and like-minded people. I left home early to head to college, so I could get a jumpstart on doing the things I cared about, like getting a masters degree in theology and becoming a political reporter, presidential campaign spokesperson, nonprofit executive director, and documentary filmmaker.
In 2006, I launched my marketing strategy consulting business, and eventually started writing, speaking professionally, and teaching for business schools. I’m passionate about helping others take control of their professional lives and make an impact on the world, and have written two books – Reinventing You and the Stand Out – to help make that a reality.
If you’d like to stay in touch and receive my best material electronically, please feel free to join more than 14,000 people with impeccable taste and subscribe to her e-newsletter.
Mon, 8 June 2015
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Severing the Destructive Roots that Are Holding You Back
In this episode, you will hear about Stephen’s journey from success in business and ministry to complete burnout and a near breakdown. Don’t mistake your role for your purpose! You will learn how God healed him and showed him how to truly prosper in all areas of his life—and how YOU can too!
“Marketplace people, we work hard; we exhaust ourselves and we don’t understand the idea of rest and what Christ means when He says, ‘I am your rest.’” –Stephen De Silva
You Will Learn
“Money and the Prosperous Soul” by Stephen De Silva
Direct download: 052_Stephen_De_Silva__A_Paradigm_Shift_For_Prosperity.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08pm MDT
Thu, 4 June 2015
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We will be giving away a free copy of The 210 Project. Register Here to enter!
3 Keys To Find Your Life Mission
After going through the Halftime Institute and finding his calling, Don Ankenbrandt was so inspired he pulled together a team to write the 210 Project.
The 210 Project is designed to help you answer the two most pressing questions to help you find your place in God’s story.
Why am I here?
What does God really want me to do with my life?
All of us long for the answer to these questions and it can only be found when we connect to the One who made us and when we discover where we fit in His Story. Even if we know that God has not left us out of his plan, we struggle to know… The 210 Project answers these questions through a practical and engaging process that helps you discover your unique spiritual DNA.
The 210 Project consist of a book to read and a series of powerful online activities that bring clarity and understanding to your life’s purpose.
Walk this path and your life will never be the same!
The 210 Project consists of a book and very insightful online tools to help you in the journey.
The book focuses on three key areas
The online resources will help you with
There is also a workbook to bring small groups through this. We did this with our men's forum and the results were transformational!
Direct download: 051_Don_Ankenbrandt__3_Steps_To_Find_Your_Life_Mission.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am MDT
Tue, 2 June 2015
Direct download: 050_Lessons_Learned_From_Interviewing_50_Thought_Leaders.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38am MDT