Thu, 23 July 2015
Those who serve others derive significant benefits not available to recipients
Click Here for the resources from our interview with Alan
“How can we in turn take that wisdom in, and then give it right back out?” – Alan Pratt
Alan Pratt grew up as a native to the Seattle, Washington area. While growing up in a wonderful, loving home, his family were not believers. Alan did not come to have a relationship with Christ until he was 37 years old. After spending most of his career in the banking business working for the U.S. Treasury Department, and then the banking industry, God got a hold of him. He was stripped of his financial security, and forced to rely solely on God’s provision.
Alan then went out and opened his own advisory company that enables his clients to protect their wealth while helping others at the same time. His philosophy is: “What can I give away today? Whether it be time, money, or advice. Giving is always better than receiving.”
In today’s episode you will hear from a man who is truly a servant leader. He gives whatever and whenever he can and helps others to do the same. His motto is to never say no to any opportunity, no matter what it may be.
“We tend to think about circumstances more than we should.” – Alan Pratt
You Will Learn
Alan Pratt, CEP, CAP is a family legacy advisor specializing in philanthropy and family wealth preservation. He brings a unique blend of personal experience and technical knowledge to the estate planning process. Alan helps families understand, in plain English, their options for preserving wealth in a way that honors their underlying values. Alan’s company, Pratt Legacy Advisors practices a unique form of estate planning that goes far beyond strategic wealth distribution. Alan believes that a meaningful estate plan comes from knowing your values, living your values, and planning from your values.
His firm has created Legacy Planning from the Heart™, a process to help you integrate your life experiences with your estate plan, while maintaining ongoing communication within your family. He holds trust, listening, and life-long relationships as core values in everything he undertakes and shares from his own personal experiences.
Alan is in demand as a speaker at regional, national, and international conferences dealing with family relationships, wealth preservation, and stewardship. He is recognized as a leader in Advanced Life Insurance designs, which is often used as a strategy to responsibly transition family wealth.
He earned his Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation in 2006 and currently serves as the Chief Ambassador for The International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy (AIP). In 2007, he became a founding member of the Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network (SPAN) and currently serves on the Board as Vice President. He is an active member of the National Institute of Certified Estate Planners, Washington Planned Giving Council, and the Seattle Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Alan serves on the Advisory Board of the Chief Seattle Council–Boy Scouts of America and the Seattle Christian Community Foundation. Alan and his wife, Helen, were married in 1984 and have 3 children. You can reach Alan by email at email@example.com or by phone at 425-455-0999.
Direct download: 065_Alan_Pratt__Why_It_Really_Is_Better_To_Give_Than_Receive.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT
Tue, 21 July 2015
Jamie Gilbert grew up playing soccer in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. It consumed every aspect of his life and he fell in love with the sport. Growing up in a Christian household, which loved unconditionally, helped Jamie through some tough moments in college and overseas.
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“God wants to get you where He wants you to go more than you want to get where He wants you to go.” – Jamie Gilbert
After going professional in soccer and suffering setbacks due to injuries, he went on to author a book, coach, and mentor others on their journey in discovering “what went well” in their journey.
“I’m trying to help them understand that their worth comes from who they are, not what they do.” – Jamie GIlbert
You Will Learn
•How to disciple in reverse
•What two things are people craving
•How comparing yourself to others affects you
•What the most important thing about your sport or your business is
•How to work on your mindset
•How to define the growth mindset
•How to ask questions to accelerate your ability to get results
•What your worth comes from
Burn Your Goals, The Counter Cultural Approach to Achieving Your Greatest Potential by Jamie Gilbert
What Went Well Journal PDF
In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson
Mindset by Carol Dweck
Jamie is passionate about helping you find your purpose and mission, and equipping you for the journey.
Direct download: 064_Jamie_Gilbert__A_Mindset_To_Accelerate_Growth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52am MDT
Fri, 17 July 2015
In Paul's episode he shared a powerful affirmation that I now listen to daily. We wanted you to have this as it blessed us in a very meaningful way!
Fri, 17 July 2015
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Tue, 14 July 2015
Click Here for the resources from our interview with Dondi Scumaci
Build A Bridge To Your Future
Dondi Scumaci was a successful Vice President of a bank and in the banking industry for many years when she felt that God was pushing her out of her comfort zone. She left her secure, comfortable position and became a consultant (unemployed). She felt God was calling her to mentor, speak, and write to help others in their journey to always be new.
Taking a risk, and a huge leap of faith, enabled her to help others become who they envisioned they always could be in the workplace, and in life through innovative, strategic leadership.
You Will Learn
Dondi Scumaci is an international speaker, known for high-energy presentations that produce dramatic results. Scumaci’s keynotes and workshops are designed to deliver solid, actionable disciplines for employees, executives and entrepreneurs. Scumaci is a sought-after consultant for strategic design sessions, leadership retreats, professional conferences, and keynote presentations. Her dynamic presentations have made a proven, lasting impact on corporations across the United States, Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and Africa.
Thu, 9 July 2015
Click Here for the resources from our interview with Brian Watson
The More You Give The More You Will Receive
Brain Watson grew up in the Western Slopes of Colorado loving anything to do with the outdoors. He came from a family of entrepreneurs and real estate construction was a part of that. When going to college, he chose real estate as his career path and after 7 years as a nationwide broker, he started his own company, North Star Commercial Partners.
He has always wanted to make an impact and communicate with individuals that may not normally know about faith, and that is what North Star has allowed him to do.
With North Star he is able to buy vacant real estate and create jobs and opportunities for people. He has always had the philosophy that the more you give across the table, the more you will receive. He is a part of many non-profits and has started his own foundation in order to do just that.
You Will Learn
After graduating from Olathe High School on the Western Slope of Colorado, Mr. Watson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mr. Watson then joined Cushman & Wakefield of Colorado, Inc. (C&W), an international commercial real estate firm. During his seven-year tenure at this firm, Mr. Watson had the distinction of being the youngest broker in company history to qualify for a Directorship title, which was a direct result of his consistent high production and comprehensive understanding of commercial real estate. Though Mr. Watson performed tenant representation, he primarily focused on landlord representation for the majority of his career at C&W. He represented clients such as Lend Lease Real Estate, CarrAmerica Realty LP, P&O Investments/Denver Technological Center, Mission Viejo Companies, Shea Properties, Terrabrook, ERE/Yarmouth and acted as agent for two major Colorado office parks, Highlands Ranch and Stonegate. Mr. Watson also received C&W's prestigious Service Excellence Award for his superior ability to handle complex, high value transactions. Mr. Watson's extensive education and experience in the real estate industry has been instrumental to the success of Northstar Commercial Partners.
Mr. Watson has positioned Northstar as one of the primary acquirers of vacant and/or value-add properties in markets throughout the United States. The company focuses on buying these assets from lenders, corporations, and other owners, improving these assets and placing them back into productivity to create jobs and opportunities in their local communities.
Mr. Watson currently serves as the President of the Leadership Program of the Rockies 2015 Class; a Board Member of the Colorado Commission on Family Medicine for the 6th Congressional District of Colorado appointed by the Governor of Colorado; a Leadership Council Member for the Colorado NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business); a member of The Leadership Program of the Rockies Class of 2015; a member of The Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI), which is the Colorado State Chamber of Commerce; and a member of the Chairman’s Roundtable while serving on the Energy and Environment Council and the Governmental Affairs Council; an A-List Member of CXO (a private collaborative executive organization of influence that connects C-level executives and owners of companies throughout the world); and is Founder and CEO of the Opportunity Coalition, which promotes collaboration among the people of Colorado and new business startups to create quality jobs throughout Colorado. Mr. Watson has also served as a Board Member and active supporter of TAPS (the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) for those who have lost loved ones in U.S. Military Service; the Chairman of the Finance Committee for the Colorado Republican Party; a Member of the Board of Governors and President's Council for Opportunity International (one of the world's largest microfinance lenders providing loans to individual entrepreneurs in the developing world); an Executive Committee Member of the International Board of Directors for Mercy Ships (the world's largest non-profit medical hospital on a traveling ship, which performs over 60,000 annual life changing surgeries for free in Africa); a Republican delegate for his County, Congressional, and State political assemblies; a Board Member and President of Brokers Benefiting Kids (a Denver based non-profit that raises financial support for multiple children's charities in Colorado); a Member of the Metro Denver Executive Club; a Member of the Legacy Political organization; a Member of the Citywide Banks Advisory Board; a Member of the Republican Business Advisory Council; Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Alliance for Choice in Education (ACE Scholarships - a Denver based non-profit that provides educational scholarships and school choice programs for low-income kids grades K-12); Chairman of The Board of Directors and a mentor for Save Our Youth (a Denver-based inner city youth mentoring program); and a Member and President of the Downtowner's Toastmasters Club.
Mr. Watson is a supporter of his local Christian church, resides in Greenwood Village, Colorado with his wife and two children, and has another child in college. He is passionate about creating opportunity for all citizens of Colorado and the United States, and works to enhance the business, political, and educational environments in each.
Direct download: 061_Brian_Watson__Making_an_Impact_Where_You_Are.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT
Mon, 6 July 2015
Click Here for the resources from the interview with General Jerry Boykin
“But many of those who were my most severe critics. Ultimately became allies. Now one of two things had to happen for that to happen. Either they had to reach a crisis in their life where what I represented, the faith that I represented, became important to them, or they had to be around long enough to realize that I was serious about it.” - General Jerry Boykin
In 1978, General Jerry Boykin was told that he would never make it as a member of the Delta Force because he relied too much on God. 37 years later, he is a decorated war veteran with a rich history of how his faith helped him through some very difficult situations.
While it was challenging for him to stand up for his beliefs then, nearly 4 decades ago, he realizes that it is even harder to say “I am a Christian” in today’s society.
In today’s episode, General Boykin emphasizes the need for courage in every aspect of our lives. To be effective leaders, it is important to stand for what we believe and be a warrior in God’s kingdom so that we can make an impact on our sphere of influence, whether it be 5 people, or thousands of people. You will be encouraged by General Boykin’s vision for our future.
What you will learn:
Thu, 2 July 2015
John Ramstea & John Garfield coach on developing an authentic relationship with God and how to identify the dreams and desires of your heart and bring them to reality.
Here is a link to all of the resources from this episode
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
Click Here for the resources from our interview with Jeff Rogers
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