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Jon Fuller is on a mission to be a true example of Christ in his life and in his work. He introduces you to men and women of faith who have walked different paths to find a true Christianity that they live out each and every day. Some paths have been bumpy and filled with debris, but through it all, grace and faith have been a sustaining force in the lives of these men. You won't find any fake and phoney Christianity here.....just real people with a heart for God and living out His call on their lives. Join us for new episodes each week. We'd love it if you'd share the show with other men of faith who need support and encouragement along their journey.
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Nov 30, 2016

Stephen Blake Kanicka is a Grammy award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer. His musicality has been noted by the New York Times and featured on Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno, The View, Ellen Degeneres, and the Today Show.

Stephen Blake grew up deeply entrenched in the world of music, as his mother was a Vocal Performance major in college. His innate ear for music was noticed at a very young age when he would climb the piano and play the melodies he heard around him. His talent was then fostered with Suzuki ear training, followed by over ten years of classical study in piano, theory, and music history. All of these experiences set the foundation for a strong melodic sense and technical proficiency while also gaining a deep respect for the classical composers, particularly Mozart and Beethoven.

Further development was pursued as a member of a jazz ensemble, chamber choir, and with local artists. At the young age of 16, Stephen Blake was invited to travel nation-wide with an arena tour – giving him his first introduction to the commercial music industry. By the time he graduated from high school, he had gained significant musical training, real-world experience, and had composed and produced several of his own arrangements.

Professionally, Stephen Blake has continued to hone his craft over the years as a musical director, string arranger, and collaborator with many artists – both onstage and in the studio. Notably, he has worked and performed with Atlantic Records artist, Jason Castro, as well as critically-acclaimed Aqualung, who likened his musical sensibilities to those of Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.

Currently, he records and performs with the award-winning band, for KING & COUNTRY, while also continuing his creative work in the studio with various artists and projects he finds inspiring.

He lives with his wife, Brittany, in Franklin, Tennessee.



What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • A lifelong passion for music
  • Blake’s inspiration: “The Lord goes before you and fights your battles.” Also, Psalm 23
  • Ups and downs in the music business
  • Blake’s biggest struggle: servanthood
  • The importance of relationships that can help and keep you accountable
  • “Treasure hunters”
  • Music’s profound emotion
  • College at Texas A&M: no musical instruments for THREE years!
  • Blake’s move to LA, joining a band, living within God’s will
  • Blake’s advice to the younger Blake: “The Holy Spirit is real. Don’t let other things challenge your faith.”
  • Having faith to step out
  • Having wise counsel
  • Blake’s favorite current project: a version of Amazing Grace for an upcoming movie, with rapper KB
  • Blake’s parting advice: “There is a power in mystery. I have a great hope that we continue to embrace the mysterious. Be careful what you let yourself absorb.”
Nov 23, 2016

Today’s guest is ALL IN to serve Jesus! Madison Carthel is inspired to set an unquenchable fire for audacious women. She does this through her Facebook ministry, After His Heart, where women of all ages and stages in life can come together and grow in the Lord.

 Madison married her high school sweetheart almost 9 years ago, and now is a stay-at-home mom of FIVE boys—from 18 months to age 7. Madison and her husband recently became licensed foster care parents and are looking to add a daughter to their brood very soon! You’ll be inspired in your walk with Jesus through listening to Madison, so join us now!


You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at

Nov 16, 2016

I was so honored that the Enkindle Conference in Amarillo, TX invited me to be a speaker last week. A few episodes ago, I interviewed Christy Austin of Enkindle, so you will want to check out that show. I had the privilege of closing out the conference on Saturday night. I spoke about purpose. What it looks like and why we should fulfill our God-given purpose. I wanted to give you an opportunity to hear what I was speaking about because it is a message that I think we all need to hear.


In this episode we also discuss:


  • Jon’s entrepreneurial spirit 
  • Do we have to give up business in order to minister
  • Getting a spiritual mentor wasn’t as easy as it should have been
  • Why the right questions weren’t being asked
  • You can minister through your business
  • We are privileged to be able to co-create with God
  • Waiting on God…why it drives Jon crazy!
  • Learn what you should covet
  • Ask God what He designed you to do
  • What is marketplace revival
  • The importance of figuring out your own personal mission statement


Nov 9, 2016
Rusty Pang is a psychological Sherpa. Using a combination of psychological tools and counseling techniques, he challenges the sacred cows in your life that keep you stuck. Co-founder of Entrepurpose, he and his business partner, Brian Laprath, have created a proven system to discover your God-given purpose. They believe that you are here for a reason; that reason can be known; and that reason can be lived.


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Nov 2, 2016

Co-Founder of YesLord, Inc, Cristi Gooding is here today to share her story of freedom and how she got into ministry.  She has a story of addiction and recovery, and now she only lives to be obedient to God. Cristi has an amazing story of how God gave her a vision of Yes Lord! She explains what it is and what the mission of it is. 


Listen to the episode as Cristi also discusses:


  • What a “dwell night” is and what it means
  • The early beginnings of Yes Lord!
  • Why she didn’t wait for the Lord to drop her ministry in her lap
  • How she stepped out in faith to get Yes Lord! started
  • The miracles she has seen from her twice monthly “dwell nights”
  • How she got global reach for Yes Lord! in the first week!
  • How a t-shirt has been instrumental in starting the movement
  • Why she feels so strongly about her own personal testimony
  • Her 20 year drug addiction
  • Her choice to overcome her meth addiction and how she laid it down overnight
  • How childhood rejection led her to a food addiction that later turned into drug addiction
  • How the real battle began when she quit drugs and went back to her food addiction
  • The process of becoming unbound from addictions and how she dealt with it…..this was the hard part
  • Why it has taken almost 10 years to break the chains of addiction that bind her
  • Her childhood agreement with lies she believed about herself, and the ramifications
  • How “giving” is her weakness, and she has trouble receiving
  • What God is stirring within her





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Recommended Resources:


Honor’s Reward

Girls with Swords

Breaking Free - Beth Moore



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Oct 26, 2016

As a hair stylist in the beauty industry for 15 years, Dianna has worked on many platforms in the salon and providing advanced education to professional stylists. After 11 years of doing hair for fashion magazines and red carpets, she began teaching women in developing countries who have endured extreme poverty, exploitation, abuse, and trafficking the skill of hair dressing. Dianna has helped build and develop educational beauty programs in Kenya, Uganda, Brazil, Mexico, Cambodia, and now Thailand. Giving hope and a future to women through vocational training has become her mission. In seeing her vision of freedom through hair dressing become a reality, she has moved to Pattaya, Thailand, the World capital of sex tourism and child trafficking. Dianna has committed to living there indefinitely to establish Shear Love International to give women the opportunity of a career in hair design, a future for their families, and a voice in the world.



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Oct 19, 2016

Dr. Nashon Walker is a Music Creator, Urban Community Solutionist & Modern Day Street/Gang Culture Philosopher.  Dr. Nashon is also the President & Founder of HoodRISE MUSIC a global music production, talent development & record label with an emphasis on creating life-giving content.  HoodRISE MUSIC has world-wide distribution through ADA/WEA a Warner Music Group Company.  Dr. Nashon is also the President & Founder of the Empowerment Center Worldwide, Inc. a social solution movement (SSM) committed to transforming the lives of youth and the leaders that serve them through solution driven initiatives that reflect the kingdom of God.  


On April 15, 2014, Dr. Nashon was honored by Ambassador at Large for the Republic of Burundi, Dr. Clyde Rivers with the GOLDEN RULE INTERNATIONAL AWARD for his work of excellence within Urban culture.  The following year, Dr. Nashon was again honored by Dr. Clyde Rivers with an honorary Doctorate Degree in Music with an emphasis on Arts & Worship.


Driven by a passion for results and true social transformation, Dr. Nashon begin to development change models based on his years of research, experience and unprecedented outcomes.  Today, Dr. Walker is not only a global example of transformation but is pioneering a new social solutionist movement for the urban culture & community.

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at

Oct 12, 2016

Ed Harris has worked in the financial industry for over a 14 years. He is passionate about equipping people with the wisdom and knowledge to manage their wealth, fulfill their unique God-given purpose, and advance the kingdom of God. Ed is an advisor, mentor, speaker, and the author of Mountain Climbing Money


You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at

Oct 5, 2016

Lane Ethridge is a National Bestselling author, an international business owner, speaker and trainer, and successful entrepreneur. Life is not about what you accomplish while you live but how you live in your accomplishments. Life is about following your passions and utilizing your God-given gifts and talents for the benefits of others. Become the ultimate person you can so you can help others reach their ultimate potential.


Changing Lanes International contributes to help people give back, think and live bigger, grow as a person and a leader and create a legacy that will impact many generations.


There comes a time in life for a Lane Change and your time is now.

The destination on the road to success is yours to create.

Changing lanes is the road trip of a lifetime! Don’t let life pass you by. Bypass the good life on the way to your best life.



You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at

Sep 28, 2016

Today’s guest is an American rapper whose family is from a small village in Nigeria. Moses is the first in his family to be born in America. His start in rapping came in his hometown of Dallas, Texas, where he also serves as a youth pastor. Moses has been on ten national tours and one international tour. His fourth album, Kingdom of the Fallen, was recently released. Moses brings hope and encouragement to his listeners with his lyrics and their focus on kingdom-building. Don’t miss this inspiring conversation that takes you from the valley of the “hood” to the mountaintop of kingdom service and identity in Christ! Trust me, you won't want to miss this show!

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at

Sep 21, 2016

Bill has supported Ted Dekker in the formation of The Forgotten Way since its inception. As a long-time speaker and pastor, he has given the message in The Forgotten Way a voice from the stage.


He now travels internationally, speaking about the path of Yeshua for power and peace in this life in churches, non-profit organizations, universities, and within the halls of government. You won’t want to miss this powerful conversation with Bill and I guarantee you that you will come away with a different perspective of who you are in Christ.

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at

Sep 14, 2016

Steve Austin is an author, speaker, and recovery expert from Birmingham, Alabama. He has an amazing journey of overcoming addiction, dealing with mental illness and in the midst of it all, still finding enough grace to cover himself and share with others. Steve blogs at and he is passionate about second chances.


You can read all the show notes and access all the resources at

Sep 7, 2016

Having endured a childhood of abuse at the hands of her step-father, a first marriage failing due to mental illness, and a second marriage that ended with an affair, Faydra Koenig really thought she had been through her deepest trials. By the time she turned 45, she thought she had learned the tough lessons of life, and she used her personal experience in her career in social work and mental health. She became known as “America’s Divorce Coach” and helped others weather those storms.

In 2008, she met a man that she fell in love with. Their families got along well and they eventually got married. Even at that time, Faydra had no clue about the battles she was going to face. By the time 2012 rolled around, Faydra’s new husband was facing charges for crimes he committed long before she even knew him. He was convicted and sentenced to prison. Thus began Faydra’s journey into depression, loneliness, and shame. She was on the path to learning lessons that would forever change her. Listen to this inspiring interview and be amazed God led Faydra through the storms.

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Aug 31, 2016

World Peace Ambassador, Dr. Clyde Rivers seeks to bring honor globally. He believes every life is valuable and has been created to bring a contribution to the world. He is rebuilding the lost art of honor through The Golden Rule International and his organization, iChange Nations. Ambassador Rivers believes that it is very important to honor the good in mankind. The Golden Rule, "Treat others the way you want to be treated" is our guiding principle. “Looking for good in others will establish a new culture where men and women will be in the business of searching for and finding the good in their fellow countryman. This effort will empower and encourage the world in doing good and bringing peace. It is our desire to create "The Culture of Honor" in every country and on every continent.” Ambassador Clyde Rivers is our guest today, so join us for this inspiring conversation!

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Aug 24, 2016

Christy Austin is a Licensed Professional Counselor who’s passionate about bringing Unity to the Church of America. Her unique prophetic gifting and sensitivity to the Spirit bring healing to many through teaching, prayer, and worship. Christy resides in Aiken SC with her husband, a worship leader, and three sons, all anointed musicians. Christy is passionate about facilitating revival in America by simply unmasking a genuine intimacy and her own love encounter with Christ. She continuously inspires and encourages all around her to do the same. Currently, Christy travels and speaks, leads and launches community prayer groups, and operates as an “undercover revivalist” at a local psychiatric office.


In this episode Christy also discusses:


  • What is a revivalist?
  • The elements of revival that are strategic
  • Why revival is going to come through the next generation
  • Why you can show God to someone in a way no one else can.
  • Why Christy asks the Lord for “Keys”
  • How Christy got into counseling in the first place
  • Why people hate the man made parts of the church
  • The Aretha Franklin formula
  • How she learned to love the “Judas’” in her life
  • Why letting go has been pivotal in her growth
  • What Divine Strategies are stirring her up right now

Aug 17, 2016

Paul Young is the bestselling author of The Shack, a self-published book that has sold over 20 million copies. He has written several other books including Cross Roads, and his newest release Eve. Paul lives in Oregon City, Oregon with His wife, and has 6 children and 9 grandchildren. 


What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Paul’s early life: missionary kid/preacher’s kid, from Canada to New Guinea
  • From tribal life to boarding school at age 6
  • From Bible school and seminary to meeting his future wife, Kim
  • The Shack: written in 2005 as a gift for his children, at the request of his wife
  • Financial crises, losing everything, and healing
  • Deconstruction and reconstruction
  • The heart-wrenching reality and humanity of The Shack
  • The healing process
  • Each person: intricately made and uniquely broken
  • The Shack: centered on the goodness of God in the midst of human tragedy
  • Looking back with extreme clarity
  • Living in the grace of a day
  • Cross Roads: written around the issue of belonging
  • Get help or get caught—too exhausted to keep running
  • Hitting the bottom, seeking therapy and help
  • God’s love: redeeming our messes
  • Worthlessness vs. wholeness
  • Why no one prays for patience
  • Addiction, control, and self-discipline
  • Why isolation feeds addiction
  • Jesus in ME—John 14:20
  • Why Paul gets called a “universalist”
  • Why we are always in God’s presence
  • Religion’s LIE
  • Paul’s biggest strength? “My relationships. I’m surrounded by people who love me but aren’t impressed. I’ve learned to stay inside the grace of today, and not be a future-tripper.”
  • Paul’s biggest weakness within his strength? “I’m very much a mental processor and not a verbal one. That makes it hard sometimes to stay present and engaged with someone.”
  • What is God currently stirring in your life? “I’m excited about the young generations coming up without the religious allegiances and affiliations that we were in bondage to. I think we’re on the cusp of some pretty fantastic movements and times.”
  • Paul’s advice to his younger self? “I would go to myself at 6 years old, put an arm around him and say, ‘You’re never alone and you will never be alone. Learn to tell all your secrets’.”
Aug 10, 2016

Michael began his entrepreneurial  insurance  career in 1983 after his Honorable Discharge from the United States Air Force, where McIntyre served 4 years  in the Strategic Air Command (SAC).  During his insurance career which span more than 27 years  McIntyre’s companies  generated more than $3 billion in premium  since 1992. McIntyre’s companies had  recruited and trained over 20,000 sales agents and opened offices in more than forty states. His leadership help grow a start-up insurance company from $25 million in assets to over $15 billion in less than 10 years and went on to have a  successful IPO on the NYSE in 2004. Michael revolutionized the insurance industry with a unique formula for generating prospects for  agents. During his time in the insurance sales industry, Michael has received numerous Top Agent and Top Agency performance awards, as well as the National #1Recruiting Agency award.

Michael is now  the CEO of which he founded  in 2006 . 247Medplan provides tele-health and dental plans for individuals and small businesses. 247MedPlan offers affordable benefits that were previously only available to large corporations. This industry is  now one of the fastest growing non-insurance benefits in the country.

Michael is also the creator of "The Authenticity Ratio" which is a highly rated keynote and training topic that has transcended industry borders from insurance to real estate to professional sports teams. He is also the author of "The Authentic Salesman" which was published in 2011… . Michael has been featured on FOX, CBS, TheStreet.Com, Business Insider, Forbes, US News & World Report, The Huffington Post and many other publication for his unique insight not only in sales and leadership but on breaking topical issues.

Michael is active in the Dallas  community ; He is a member of  YPO, WPO . Michael is very active in his church, the” Upper Room” a small Bible church in urban Dallas.
Michael is happily married for over 30 years to his wife Stacye  and has three beautiful daughters and an amazing son-in love.

You can read the full show notes at


Aug 3, 2016

Cliff Ravenscraft began podcasting as a hobby before podcasting was on anyone's radar. He worked as an insurance agent and began creating podcasts on the side. The content of his podcast was a topic he was passionate about, and he became more interested in the relationship building and the content marketing from his podcast. Cliff eventually decided to make the scary leap and leave his full-time job and become a full-time podcaster. Cliff believes that he is doing exactly what he was meant to do in life and he looks for opportunities to minister anytime he can.

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at

Jul 27, 2016

Dubb Alexander is passionate about the subject of Personal Purpose. As a certified Life Coach with Living Life By Design, he enjoys unlocking people's potential and accelerating their lives in every area. He has a passion to see nations operate in Kingdom Principals and is currently pursuing Statesman Training to increase influence in that arena. He has been married to his wife Beth for 13 years and they have a 5 year old daughter named Cinda and hopes of adopting in the near future.


What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why Dubb wants to see change happen and problems solved in people, organizations, and our nation
  • A favorite quote from Dr. Barry Lenhardt: “If you do not believe the truth about yourself, you will believe a lie about yourself.”
  • The pivotal question Dubb asks people: “How do YOU see yourself?”
  • Why your focus needs to shift to the areas in which you excel
  • Dubb’s defining moment came when he saw the extreme life change brought about by Living Life By Design: “I’ve GOT to learn how to do this!”
  • Dubb’s desire is to create change in lives.
  • Dubb’s work shifted from the “church mountain” to the life coach role on the “business mountain.”
  • Why Dubb feels a consuming desire and calling to the “government mountain”
  • Why Dubb takes statesman classes with I Change Nations
  • Why can Dubb bring God’s truth as a statesman? Because a nation will listen
  • Dubb’s most challenging point in his life came as a youth pastor in Vernon, Texas, about 6-7 years ago, when he questioned his calling, but then, GOD SPOKE.
  • The TRUTH about truth and lies
  • Dubb’s AHA moment: when he took a course about seeking clarity about his life and dreams
  • Why Dubb feels called and empowered to influence people in high leadership positions and introduce them to God’s truth and His kingdom
  • De-sire: Why your desires are “of your Father”
  • Dubb’s advice on following desires: position yourself correctly and focus on your desire
  • Dubb’s dream is to champion people and give them permission to follow their dreams.
  • Dubb’s biggest strength? “The ability to connect with anybody and build trust quickly.”
  • Dubb’s biggest weakness within his gifting? “Being overextended and overcommitted. Not knowing when to say NO.”
  • The biggest thing God is stirring in Dubb is around the issue of Fatherhood: what it looks like and why it’s a huge need in our nation.
  • How does Dubb share the gospel in everyday life? “I look for the greatness of God in people and pull it out and show it to them. Then they want to know more. I think the difference is that we believe in people unconditionally and champion them.”
  • A daily habit that contributes to Dubb’s solid walk with Jesus? “The pursuit of a relationship with the Holy Spirit, which is the most misunderstood aspect of faith.”
  • A recent impactful book? The Political Spirit by Faisal Malick
  • If you could go back to a younger you, what age would you choose and what advice would you give? “I would go to the 16-year-old Dubb. I would say listen to what God is speaking to you and not to the religious spirit in the church that tries to tell you what’s right and wrong and tries to put you in a box.”
  • Dubb’s parting advice: “Invest in yourself. People don’t usually see their worth. Get someone on your side that believes in you and will champion you.”


Boundaries by Henry Cloud

The Political Spirit by Faisal Malick

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Jul 20, 2016

A graduate of West Texas A&M University, Andy Dietz majored in mass communications and earned a double minor in music and English. He and his twin brother traveled the world using their tenor voices, toured with the USO, and recorded four albums as part of gospel quartet The Royalheirs, and three albums as the Dietz Brothers. Andy has pastored several churches and followed his heart for missions to over forty countries with a focus on China. He and his wife, Becky, live in Groom, Texas. They have four married children, and eleven amazing grandchildren. Andy is the author of "Kidnapped In Budapest," and contributor to the devotional book "The Chosen Path." Andy has a new book that should be released this summer, "TRUTH, the Pathway to Life! ...Finding Your Purpose" and a new devotional contribution that will also release in the summer.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How Andy’s ministry began with singing with his brother in church, and then opened up to larger audiences
  • Andy’s path went from Music Evangelism to Student Ministry to Missions, and now to Senior Pastor.
  • Andy points to John 14:6 as his life verse: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
  • How  John 14:6 corresponds to Andy’s new book about . . . Truth!
  • We, as Christians, often fall into the trap of believing Satan’s lies about ourselves instead of trusting in God’s truth!
  • One of Andy’s favorite quotes is from Dr. Roy Fish: “Not everyone who begins to sink, sinks, but everyone who sinks begins to sink.”
  • As Peter, when we keep our eyes on Jesus, and HIS TRUTH, we won’t sink!
  • Andy describes what it means to “put your ‘YES’ on the altar” in response to God’s call.
  • How God uses the things we are passionate about to steer and stretch us “out of our box”
  • Andy describes the challenge and the failure he felt as a new parent; he overcame this by focusing on “rites of passage,” teaching his children things they need to know.
  • The natural process in raising children is to raise them to pull away and be adults, but some parents today never help their children learn to be adults.
  • Andy encourages mission trips as an effective way for kids to learn responsibility.
  • For Andy, the combination of working with young people and doing missions work was what turned the light bulb on for him in defining God’s purpose for him.
  • Andy describes an amazing part of his missions work, taking young people to work at an orphanage in Mexico.
  • Let’s Get Real! Round Questions:
    • What is your biggest strength? “Mercy—it’s the spiritual gift that motivates me.”
    • What is your biggest weakness? “Wanting someone else to reach out and help someone instead of realizing that I need to do it.”
    • What is the biggest thing God is stirring up in your life? “For the organized church to wake up and find their purpose!”
  • Kung Fu Round Questions:
    • What does sharing the gospel look like for you, outside of church? “It’s a daily awareness, looking for God’s divine appointments with people with whom to share the gospel.”
    • What is a daily habit that you can share with us? “Taking time daily to hear God.”
    • What is a book that has impacted you recently? How to Worship a King, by Zach Neese
    • What is a resource that you can recommend to our listeners? “I like because he has such awareness of what’s going on in the world, especially regarding Israel.”
    • What advice would you give to the “younger” you? “I would want to go back to age 13, and have somebody like me to tell the younger me to find my purpose.”
    • What parting advice do you have for our listeners? “Find your passion; develop that passion to find you place in the kingdom of God.”

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at

Jul 13, 2016

Nick Unsworth Founder of Life on is an internationally known seasoned speaker & author with deep expertise on Business Coaching & Facebook marketing. He has spoken to audiences from 30 to 1,500 around the world. With his authentic charisma, unique ability to make learning fun, and ability to deliver result generating content, Nick is frequently one of the top rated speakers at major conferences both online and offline. Nick’s ability to connect with the audience and content delivery style leaves the audience feeling empowered and ready to take action. His mission isn’t just about teaching…it’s about creating success stories.

Nick sold his first business by the age of 30 and knows what it takes be successful and live a life on fire.  Most importantly, Nick has a burning desire to help YOU be the success story you were put here on this earth to be.  It’s his greatest obsession and you’ll leave empowered knowing exactly how to get your business to 7 figures.

What you’ll hear in this episode:


  • How Nick grew up as an ordinary guy with BIG dreams that ANYTHING is possible
  • How Nick fell into the trap of chasing quick money before realizing he needed a DEEPER purpose
  • How Nick found his clear purpose: to create more value and help other businesses be fruitful
  • A turning point for Nick came at 28 years old with a cross tattoo and the word “Believe.”
  • How Nick found that he could create value for his clients by using Facebook ads
  • How Nick’s path changed when he switched his mindset and let God work things out for him
  • He started Life on Fire and realized that his purpose was to help others find their purpose.
  • In a nutshell, Nick describes his work as “helping others unlock their passion and purpose.”
  • How Nick was amazed at the difference in his business when he decided to “be IN the Word of God”
  • How Nick is motivated by his mother’s reminder, “You can do ANYTHING you put your mind to.”
  • Nick became determined that Life on Fire WILL become the #1 personal development company in the world!
  • Personal development: GOD makes the difference!
  • Validation points, and how they assure you of God’s favor and vision
  • Nick’s biggest strength is communication and connecting with people.
  • Nick’s biggest weakness is trusting people, to a fault, so he gets taken advantage of and manipulated by others. 
  • Another weakness: FOMO—Fear of Missing Out!  This leads to taking on TOO MUCH!
  • How do you share the gospel in your daily life? “If our lives are ‘on fire,’ then people will want that too. I use live events to share my faith and my testimony, and we’ve seen numerous people come to salvation!”
  • What is a recent book you’ve read? “I’ll mention several that have made an impact: Scaling Up by Verne Harnish, The Go-Giver by Bob Burg, and Circlemaker by Mark Batterson.”
  • What parting advice do you have for our listeners? “Completely reconnect to what matters to you and get to the root of what you want to do. What are your gifts? If money absolutely did NOT matter, what would you do every day?”



Jul 6, 2016

As co-hosts of the #1 marriage podcast in iTunes, the ONE Extraordinary Marriage show, Tony & Alisa DiLorenzo speak to a worldwide audience about sex, love & commitment, and challenge every listener to make their relationship a priority. As a couple whose marriage has dealt with the issues of pornography, financial crisis and child loss, they speak from the heart to those issues that impact relationships with a mixture of tough love and candor. They work with couples around the world, equipping them with the tools and strategies they need to create one extraordinary marriage. Together they have ha co-authored 4 books including the Amazon best seller, 7 Days of Sex Challenge.


Jun 29, 2016

Andy Mason is the director of Heaven in Business at Bethel Church. Before coming to Redding in 2008, Andy worked for the leading New Zealand Agricultural Bank and a national consultancy firm. His primary role was in helping clients define what success was to them, then partnering with them in developing strategic plans towards realizing that success. Andy invested his vacation time in international community development, having helped establish a microfinance project and orphan program and developed leaders in eastern Uganda. Andy lives in Redding with his wife, Janine, and their four children. For more on Andy, see and


What you’ll hear in this episode:


  • Andy grew up in New Zealand in a family that loved God.
  • At the core of every endeavor are the questions, “Who am I and what has God made me to be? What does that look like and where am I headed?”


  • Andy currently works with people who love business and love God in Heaven in Business.


  • The idea that business and religion have to be separate can be traced back to the Garden of Eden.
  • Andy finds personal inspiration in the story of Moses in Exodus 33, where the focus for Moses was on peace and rest.
  • In today’s busy world, peace and rest are hard to find. Andy turns to Ps. 46:10!
  • The biggest challenge for Andy is to let everything he does come out of the overflow from his relationship with God, anchored in unwavering rest and confidence.
  • Of the Seven Cultural Mountains, Andy’s primary focus is on business and religion.
  • Andy’s defining moment was in 2008 in leaving New Zealand and moving to CA. He shares how God providentially bolstered his faith to make the move.
  • Andy has felt the sting of failure through insecurity, in not knowing who he was. He knows the fear of people and of what they might say.
  • Andy says he spent too much time living someone else’s expectation rather than trusting who God made him to be.
  • The gift from his failure has been in finding who God wants him to be!
  • Andy shares a favorite quote from Teddy Roosevelt in 1910: The Man in the Arena.


  • Let’s Get Real Round Questions:


  • What is your biggest strength? Encouragement
  • What is the biggest weakness coming from your strength? “When I need encouragement from others, the very thing I try to give to others.”
  • What is God stirring in you right now? “Increase. Stepping out to do much more.”


  • Kung Fu Round Questions:


    • What does sharing the gospel look like for you? “Becoming a friend to a city and bringing favor to others through gracious speech and a pure heart.
    • What is a daily habit that contributes to your solid walk? “Reading God’s Word, being still, listening, and worshiping, and having a connection with people.”
    • What is a book you have read recently? The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey
    • What is a resource you can recommend to our listeners? Dave Ramsey’s podcast, EntreLeadership and for worship music
  • What would you say to the “younger” you? “I would go back to age 16-18 when I heard God for the first time. It’s when the faith of my parents became MY faith. I would say, ‘You are on the perfect track to prepare you for what God has for you. God’s in your future; just stay close to Him and you’ll get there, too’.”
  • What parting advice do you have for our listeners? “Success is not a destination, but the journey. Keep walking and don’t look up.”


Find Andy on Facebook!

God with You at Work by Andy Mason

Kingdom Tools for Teachers by Janine Mason

Jun 20, 2016

Scott is an entrepreneur who has a passion for introducing new ways of thinking coupled with structure and frameworks to promote growth for non-profit and community minded organizations.  He is a devoted husband and father to, what he terms, “his girls”  Misty (wife), Macey and Marlee.  Scott is a lover of life that tries to make everyday meaningful in his life and the lives of those he comes into contact with.


What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Scott is a home-grown Texan going down an unexpected path.
  • How his passion as an entrepreneur in the business world allows him to help non-profits and community-minded organizations
  • How Scott has already helped raise MILLIONS of dollars for organizations, and how he dreams of going international with his business one day
  • Scott turns to Philippians 4:6-7 for inspiration, especially when he feels the stress and anxiety of running a business.
  • A favorite quote of Scott’s is: “The day is over and I’m leaving the office with a tremendous sense of accomplishment. What have I achieved?”
  • How Scott’s work gives a great sense of purpose as he touches many lives through the organizations he helps
  • How Scott stumbled upon this business, with each step on the trajectory leading him into work with local governments and non-profits
  • Scott says the best thing about his day is working with people who are passionate for a cause; this gives great meaning to what he does.
  • Of the Seven Mountain culture, Scott focuses primarily on the business mountain.
  • In a nutshell, he helps organizations set up the framework for raising money, being effective, running at an optimal level, and growing their impact.
  • One of Scott’s biggest challenges is the trap of people-pleasing, of caring TOO MUCH what others think about him. This has given Satan a stronghold over him at times.
  • Scott realizes that he is totally dependent upon God, and nothing else, being used as a vessel for His service.
  • How Scott has learned not to seek his validation in other people or material things
  • The pivotal moment for Scott was when he shifted in his business from working with local governments to non-profits. Seeing lives touched let him know THIS is the right thing.
  • How Scott has realized that his “ministry” is everywhere and in everything he does
  • What is your biggest strength? “Administration and mercy—these are exactly the gifts I need to do what I do.”
  • What is your biggest weakness inside that strength? “Being impatient with people! Wanting everything to happen NOW and not realizing that it’s a process.”
  • What is God stirring up inside of you right now? “In the last 1-2 years in helping others, I’ve realized that ministry is not limited to the pulpit or to church work. Ministry is in everyday life.”
  • Kung Fu Round Questions:
    • How do you share the gospel in your everyday life? “My goal is for every person I contact to SEE the difference in me and want to know what it is. I want them to know that it’s God who makes the difference.”
    • What daily habit do you have that contributes to your solid walk with God? “I have a quiet time every morning. I read the devotional, Jesus Calling; I read scripture, pray, and take time to seek God. When I enter my office every day, I hit my knees and give my day and my business to God.”
    • What meaningful book have you read recently? Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy
    • What resource have you found helpful that you can share with our listeners? “It’s not one resource in particular. It’s to never stop learning. I have a goal to read two books each month—educational material that helps me grow.”
    • What advice would you give to the “younger” you? “I would speak to myself at age 21 and say, ‘Grow up a little bit, man! Don’t seek validation from others, but go to God. He is the ONLY source of true validation’.”
    • What parting advice do you have for our listeners? “Wake up every day and LIVE it. Have a passion for what you do. If you can’t, then figure it out, find it, and start LIVING it!”


Find Scott on Twitter, Facebook, and Linked In as Caldwell Business Group.

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy

Jesus Calling by Sarah Young




Jun 20, 2016

Jody Holland received his B.A. in Communications from Angelo State

University in 1994. He has received specialized training and

certifications in physiognomy, conversational hypnosis, team-building,

leadership, management, and psychometric testing. Jody’s clients

would say that his capacity for creating ROI is what they appreciate

the most. He normally gets between a 10X and 25X return on their investment. He has

been sought after by clients to speak at their retreats, to assist in changing behaviors in

top executives as well as coaching C-Suite leaders for success.


What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Jody has worked with all kinds of people, from ex-convicts to Boy Scouts!
  • How Jody discovered that the same principles that define great leaders also define great Christians
  • Three of Jody’s favorite books he has written are: The Quest: How to Discover God’s Call for Your Life, The Six Demons of Fear, and My Judo Life: How to Turn the Challenges of Life in Your Favor and Propel Yourself Forward.
  • Jody claims daily inspiration from II Timothy 1:7 and living in God’s spirit of calmness and sanity. Which spirit are YOU living in today?
  • A defining moment for Jody came in 2003 during his prayer time, but he was trapped in what was an unfulfilling profession for 12 more years before realizing his calling to write and speak.
  • Of the Seven Cultural Mountains, Jody believes he is called to Art and Business.
  • From Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: “Every setback holds within it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.” 
  • Jody tells the story of one particular failure, when he held training in Madrid for pharmaceutical researchers and couldn’t even communicate with them using his “Texas-brand Spanish.” Laugh along with us!
  • Jody remembers a defining moment at age 4, when he first knew he wanted to talk in  front of people for a living.
  • After leaving the technology world, Jody finally claimed his calling to write books, speak, and train others. How many people NEVER claim their calling?
  • Let’s Get Real Round Questions:
    • What is your biggest strength? “Being able to see wisdom beyond just the realm of the physical world, and to put it on paper.”
    • What is your biggest weakness inside that strength? “Missing the rest of the world when getting into writing. I need to have a balance.”
  • Kung Fu Round Questions:
    • How do you share the gospel in your daily life? “I try to live as an example of the behavior with which Jesus lived. I teach those leadership examples and then people ask me about something deeper. This opens the door for me to share the gospel.”
    • What is a daily habit that contributes to your walk with God? “It’s my prayer life. I’ve learned to be quiet and still and to get in tune with Christ.”
    • What is a recent helpful book that you’ve read? “I love anything by Max Lucado. Two that come to mind are Cure for the Common Life and Wild at Heart.”
    • What is a resource that you can recommend to our listeners? “I love  and Automobile University. I also recommend my blog,
    • What advice would you give to the “younger” you? “I would speak to myself on the first day of 8th grade, when I was SO concerned about what people thought of me. “Be confident in you. Find out as soon as you can WHO you were designed to be, and STOP caring what other people think of you.”
    • What parting advice do you have for our listeners? “Each of us was designed for greatness. We weren’t designed to be miserable. Claim the connection to God that you were created to have. The only definition of you that really matters is that you are a child of God. Everything else is secondary.”


Email: (Find Jody’s books!)

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado

Wild at Heart by Max Lucado


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