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Ben Thomas on Bring Forth {Podcast Episode #83}

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I’m so excited for you to meet my friend Ben Thomas. He is an amazing artist and has some great things to share with us about creating and the process of releasing his new album, Bring Forth.

On this episode, we talk about:

  • His life with music
  • The intersection of what he loves to do and what he gets paid to do
  • The tension of doing what you love while getting paid for it
  • Feeling like you have to be in the right mindset to create
  • Creating is like drawing water from a well
  • Being okay with the season you are in
  • When you ship something, you say “this is something I made and I’m really proud of it”
  • The process of shipping can be like therapy
  • The healthy version of him is centered around action
  • Guilt and shame around not creating during parts of your life
  • Motivating yourself to go beyond our guilt and shame
  • Something deeper and real will come from creating out of our life experiences
  • His process of reimagining hymns
  • The church needs more true art
  • True art is meant to move us and inspire and provoke us and challenge us, and help us see something new inside of us
  • How we are intentional at The Orchard about our space and music
  • How the album reflects creation and co-creating with our Creator
  • We are walking recreators, partnering with God
  • The natural rhythm of DAWN, DAY and DUSK
  • His Kickstarter fundraiser that exceeded his goal in two days
  • The fear of knowing he needed to do the Kickstarter
  • How he worked internally to figure out the hangups that were holding him back
  • How walking through the fear changes you
  • Art moves you
  • Listen to your gut. You have the answer within you
  • When you get addicted to the experiences, it will hijack your art

You can order the movements on Ben’s website. I highly recommend that you check it out! You can also follow Ben on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

We’d love to hear what stood out to you from this episode. Leave a comment below, or Tweet at us!

 

 

Free {Podcast Episode #82}

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This is an exciting episode to share with you. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to teach with my pastor and friend, Scott Hodge. We were in a series called Free, which was about spending time and money on what matters most. The series was based on a book titled Free: Spending your time and money on what matters most by Mark Scandrette. It is a powerful book! It was so fun to prepare for the talk, and to actually share a big part of my story with our community.

Today, you will have the chance to listen to that teaching. One of the big lessons for me over the last few years was this idea of strategic readiness.

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Practicing strategic readiness over the last few years is what helped me be able to make a major career transition and change my life. Here’s the link I referenced to a blog post from three years ago. It’s crazy how much has changed since then.

I’d love to hear your feedback on this episode.

Can you relate to any of the ideas we discussed? Share in the comments.

 

Mike Lane on Hope Bridges {Podcast Episode #81}

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Mike Lane joins me on the podcast today. He is the founder of Hope Bridges and has a passion for helping those in need.

On this episode, we talk about:

  • What led to starting Hope Bridges
  • “I have the ‘why me’ thought every day!”
  • The questions of “How am I going to do this?”
  • Understanding where you need help
  • Going on a mission trip doesn’t always mean doing what we think should be done
  • It’s not so much about doing as it is about being
  • It matters where we do our work
  • Stories like Kia-Muk are what matters
  • Their coffee ministry
  • How you can support their organization

You can find out more on their website, Twitter, and Facebook.

I’d love to hear from you! What are you excited about? I’d love to encourage you!

 

 

 

Sharing Great Books: The Art of Work by Jeff Goins

 

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As many of you know, I’ve made some big changes in my work over the last year and a half.  I’ve been learning to look at my life and work as art and not just something that I do. It challenged me to make big changes and to start living differently.

I love that Jeff Goins wrote his new book, The Art of Work. Not only do I relate to many of the things written in this book, I have actually had the privilege of watching  Jeff and others live differently and make these changes. Their stories inspire me.

Jeff is a natural storyteller, and wants to help you walk on this journey towards discovering what you were meant to do. He doesn’t just talk about doing it. He’s pulling from his own experience of how he made it happen.

I love to share great books, so I’m excited to give away TWO copies of the book. Leave a comment below telling me why you would like a copy. I’ll pick a winner on Friday, May 8th.

I’d also love it if you’d share with others!

Nick Pavlidis on Confessions of a Terrible Husband {Podcast Episode #80}

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Nick Pavlidis joins me on the podcast today. He is a lawyer, writer, entrepreneur, and passionate about being present with his family. He is the author of Confessions of a Terrible Husband, and host of the podcasts Confessions of a Terrible Husband and 5 Minutes with Dad.

On this episode, we talk about:

  • His drive to make money and support his family
  • Realizing he was focusing on the wrong things
  • Meeting a healthy married couple turned everything around for him
  • He and his wife argued about the word home, and he realized he had been wrong
  • “In less than 48 hours of being nice to my wife, she asked me if everything was okay”
  • It’s difficult to make dramatic changes in an existing job
  • “If there was one person like me, there are probably more”
  • He’s a non-expert who wants to help other people with their marriages
  • Talking openly about marriage helps other people
  • Just start doing something!
  • How can I interrupt the cycle
  • He’s more effective, even with less time, because of being intentional and staying focused
  • If you want to get in the entrepreneurial game, get in the game!
  • Every business has something to sell, someone to sell it to, and a way to deliver it to them
  • Start with whatever slice of time you have
  • The Seven week startup will be open for enrollment again in the summer

You can follow him on his website, Twitter, or on Facebook.

What did you take away from today’s episode? Share in the comments below.

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