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Fresh update on "todd" discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka
"Contentious and misunderstood issues of our time raising the question. Is it possible to truly love your enemy? In the new film Hoped and the Holy Land Filmmaker Todd Morehead discovers the truth behind the headlines and misinformation with personal stories from Jews, Muslims and Christians, in their own words, offering a beautifully produced politically nuanced and morally sensitive look at Both sides of the conflict. Bishop Kenneth Palmer says the movie is embarrassingly enlightening. Ambassador Michael Oren calls it a candid, courageous journey to the complexities of the conflict. In the Holy Land takes an honest look at the history and history in the making, as you've never seen before..
Tina Turner, the Go-Go's, Jay-Z Lead Historically Diverse Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Inductees
"2021 class for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been announced. Jay Z makes the Rock hall not a businessman. I'm a businessman. So the two groundbreaking women Tina Turner and Carole King, and it's It's the go, Go's made it. Hall says hi to Todd Rundgren. See and Foo fighters that Steve Case in
Fresh update on "todd" discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"That's Todd Herman, your guide hosts this week on the network. Thank you to all the people whose names you never shared enough to put the show together. As a labor of love that I just walk in and get to talk about stuff. Easiest part of the whole endeavors sitting with you at 800 to 822882. So if a member of the I be family, Dean carry honest. Who's noticed? Coco Jr. Is a writer also has a history podcast history authors Chauhan I Heart radio. Has a piece in the Washington Times. That gives me an excuse to talk about Kafka trapping and then we get to top this off with rush reminding us that the left they never find frustration or anger from people on the political right to be anything but but disordered and wrong and out of order and dangerous, whereas anger from the left Well, that's purely understandable. It comes from the goodness. The warmth and gold of the human heart. So D makes a great comparison in the headline is capital and rangers or capitals and rangers. Blood on the ice tells Cold Truth about justice. Let's hope official Washington Here's the scorn being heaped on their hometown capitals for forward Tom Wilson's beat down of two New York Ranger players. I have no escape to grind against the caps, he writes. With this sad episode has the potential to teach us about cries of foul play across the political spectrum. The lesson is clear is a freshly Zamboni ice When people feel they've been denied her, they're denied justice. They'll take the law into their own hands in the whole culture suffers. That you or I might not see a particular player court ruling is dirty. Doesn't matter. There's always troublemakers eager to sing another. Somebody done someone the wrong song. It's just then we must squelch This is the key piece. He's writing about an incident of violence that coming even in hockey terms is pretty bad incident occurred when this Wilson punched a Rangers winger Paul the vintage in the back of the skull while he lay defenses next, he dragged our te me the bread man, part of them down by the hair and slammed his face into the ice. Dean writes. It was a berserker rage worthy of Wolverine. The X man inspired Incidently by Dr Hook, A goon from the 1977 Paul Newman Classic Slap shot. Talking about justice denied turning into vigilante ism on the ice. This. Is what the left has done. That has led to Violence from the right. Don't excuse people making bad decisions. Don't excuse people saying, Hey, let's break into the capital. I also don't ignore the fact that there were left this agitators there. I don't ignore that at all. Mortem. I point to, perhaps to Dean's concern is this is continuing this disparate treatment. There are people who are accused of breaking into the capital in solitary confinement in D C. And on Lee Lizzie Warren, and I think Bernie Sanders will speak out against this solitary confinement. Meanwhile, Black lives matter. Agitators and terrorists continue to do whatever they want to do whatever they want to do it to whomever they want to do it. People see this. They see this disparagement or this. This this disparity injustice and it rightly angers them were to be one nation under God were to be laws for everybody apply to everybody, But we see already this whole different law for Rudy Giuliani. Then there are for Hillary Clinton. They never went and searched her home. There's this thing called Kafka trapping. I learned about this from my friends who have a great Facebook page that tracks the homeless industrial complex in Big West Coast cities. It's called safe. Seattle. Kafka trapping. Is where your enemy makes you so angry. When you finally act out, they step back. Go. That's dangerous Rage. Where did that come from? Kafka trapping. Rush explained to us that in the eyes of the party, the anger of jihadists and domestic terrorists is always justified. That emotion is on Lee dangerous When conservatives are angry. I'm getting a little tired. Of everybody in the established everybody in the media talking about how anger is the driving force of this as though it is a disqualifier, as though the anger that is propelling this election makes the results illegitimate. Let me throw something at you here on this, So I think the anger is totally understandable. I think it's called for. But how come when some downtrodden group in America in that gay lobby is man we're supposed to. Take time out. Understand the rage and learn from it when Saudi Islamists hijacked three airplanes and crash the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and another Washington target. Why do we take time out to say, G? Why did they hate us? What have we done to make them so mad? And then there were told that we must We must not react. Irrational here. We must try to understand their range. Why? Because it's our fault. We're told something that we did as a nation. State Department and seminars after 9 11. What did we do to make them hate us? You notice in this anger it's directed. Where's direct The Washington establishment? The Washington establishment. Ever saying We need to pause. We need a time out. We need to find out why they're so mad enough. We need to just go. What have we done wrong? Wouldn't that be the consistent thing? Except that's not the case in the case of the anger on the Republican side, propelling this primary season. Everybody is saying it's irrational. It's cookie. It's irresponsible. It's insane. Nobody is saying Hey, where they mad? What did we do to make them so mad? Maybe we need a seminar or two over here in some lobbyists office to figure out why they're so mad at us. Why is the anger propelling the Republican primary vote automatically disqualified is as unhinged, irrational and yet the anger of terrorists blowing us to smithereens. The anger of illegal immigrants breaking our laws to get in the country. The anger of every minority group ticked off and basically being unhappy in life. We're supposed to stop. We're supposed to understand the rage. We're supposed to learn from it, and what we're supposed to learn from it is that it's our fault. Okay, we'll have to turn that right around on the Republican, then the entire Washington establishment. Why don't you people take a little time out? Instead of mischaracterizing the anger? Why don't you follow your own guidelines and try to learn from it? Why don't you try to ask yourself? What have you done? Made everybody so, man. Folks don't let him do this to me. They're trying to make you think that you are a whacko. Some of you may be, but I mean, not because of your anger. Do not let them convince you that there's something wrong with you because your emotions are at a feverish pitch. In this campaign. They ought to be well. I mean, in a large group of people who have a certain percentage of wannabe cooks, and most cooks actually don't know who they are. If they did, they wouldn't be doing what they're doing right. It's important didn't policy in dealing with these various Uh, thanks him. So rush describes this foot this phenomenon to this T that what we're seeing, And this is, I think Dean's concern in this great piece in the Washington is you'll be able to find a rush Limbaugh dot com The party the left the technocrats, the Mockingbird Media. They intend to continue. This disparate treatment and every time There is a response from someone not on the left, not at the party. They intend to go. The danger. We need to fence off the entire capital forevermore because of the danger of the right. Come back on the EI Be network. Todd Herman, your guide host this week. Hey, we get it. You don't want to be hearing a progressive commercial right now. So let us tell you something You do want to hear. You.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Has 6 New Inductees
"The rock and roll hall of fame has announced its induction class for this year I marquees are letter with the latest the go-go's the foo fighters and cheesy make the wrong call their first time on the ballot Carole King Tina Turner and Todd Rundgren also will be inducted at a ceremony in Cleveland on October thirtieth LL cool J. Billy Preston and Randi Rhodes will be honored with musical excellence awards craftwork Gil Scott heron and Charley Patton will be honored as early influencers
Confessions of a Bankruptcy Lawyer
"Bankruptcy financial. Do over or is it game over. I wanted to phone an expert so today. I'm bringing you confessions of a bankruptcy lawyer. Todd thank you so much for joining us. Welcome to money rehab while it's good to be here. Thank you for having me. And let's start with the introduction. Can you tell me about your career. How did you get into the world of scary bankruptcy. Well there's nothing scary about bankruptcy. But i can explain it pretty easily. I went to law school in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine and by the time i graduated in nineteen ninety-two i had dreams of being business slash real estate lawyer but in nineteen ninety-two in southern california. We're having a terrible recession. And nobody could afford a business lawyer or real estate lawyer and what people needed was bankruptcy lawyer. So i got into it that way. So you're fishing title now is i am a bankruptcy lawyer. I am president of my law firm. I'm a certified specialist in bankruptcy both by the california state bar association and the american board certification. And how many people have you helped through bankruptcy. Oh wild guess would be about seven thousand. Bankruptcy is such a scary word. you said. It wasn't scary. Convinced me well okay for my perspective as a lawyer. It's a really nice area practice because if you come into me as a client i can be fairly certain that my prediction of what's going to happen in your case is gonna come true whereas if you go into a family lawyer or a personal injury lawyer or just general civil litigation lawyer lying to you if they told you what was going to happen they really can't make promises and it's disappointing. A large percentage of the time. You don't get the results you want it. You don't get custody of the kids. Don't get the dollar value on your case. All you had but in bankruptcy if you come into being you say look. I am over my head in debt. I can't pay my credit card bills. I can solve the debt problem. I can get you out of debt. And i can be ninety seven percent. Sure the that's gonna work out for
Israeli Bombardment Escalates as Gaza Death Toll Rises
"In the Middle East and the death toll for Palestinians and Israel. Eli's continues to rise. Israel launching 500 airstrikes and what it said were Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Military targets Israeli missiles leveling an apartment building in Gaza smoke soaring skyward, sources telling ABC News the building had been evacuated a drone surveying the scene to make sure people were out. Theo. Gaza Health Ministry reporting 32 dead, including 10 Children in Ashkelon, near the Gaza border. Rockets ripping open buildings. Three Israeli Women killed in central Israel 19 people wounded ABC is Chief national correspondent Matt Gutman and tell Aviv
California Bar Owner Charged With Selling Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards
"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting a California man is accused of selling fake vaccination cards a northern California bar owner is facing charges in connection with allegedly selling fake cove in nineteen vaccination cards Todd Anderson owner of the old corner saloon and Clements California has been charged with three felonies identity theft forging government documents and caring and unregistered firearm Luke blame of the California department of alcoholic beverage control tells KXTV acting on a tip undercover agents with our special operations unit were able to purchase multiple cards in April Anderson has also been charged with falsifying medical records which is a misdemeanor hi Mike Rossio
SpaceX Completes First Successful Rocket Launch and Landing
"Another test flight of its Rockets starship from the southeastern tip of Texas. It traveled nearly six miles before descending. It was the fifth high altitude test flight of the ship that owner Elon Musk plans to use to send people to the moon and Mars.
How are Black Holes Discovered?
"Black holes have been kind of a big deal ever since the first photo of a supermassive black hole was taken in two thousand nineteen black holes are exceptionally hard to find because they don't admit any light to pinpoint where they are. You look at how nearby stars interact with them and measure the x ray activity. The way that's yielded. The most black holes was to go. Look for x ray emission. The black hole stripping material off star as the black hole strips material off the star. It emits a bunch of rays. And those x-rays are very prominence. Scientists believe there are many more black holes in the universe. we haven't identified yet black holes that aren't interacting with a star and have very little x-ray activity trump theoretical models. We know that there are thousands of these non interacting black holes in the galaxy and scientists from all over the world very interested in finding these non interacting backhoes ohio state university professor todd thompson and presidential fellow tarin dude giant singer looked at the problem and set out to prove that black holes can be discovered in a different way. They set their sights on an unusual object in the constellation. Mono ceos the unicorn constellation there an unknown mass is causing a disruption in the shape of the light coming from surrounding older star called a red giant backhoes distort the shape off the red giant and the distortion creates changes in star over the face of the orbit of the back hall around the giant measure. How fast it's coming towards you and how fast it's going away and you can also measure. How star is distorted by the gravity of the nearby. Dark object and this particular star is in this is in this teardrop shape
The Deaths of Dennis and Norma Woodruff
"On october. Eighteenth two thousand five in royse city. Texas todd williams had been called to the home of empty nesters. Dennis normal woodruff to perform a welfare check. No one including the couple's college age children had heard from the woodruff's in two days. This was very unusual and the family was concerned when tot arrived everything on the property looked normal. He tried the doors but they were locked from the inside. Todd was told to check on. Dennis enormou- by any means necessary. So he broke into a window and forced his way into the house. What he saw shook him to the core. There were dennis. And norma sitting on the sofa with a soupy black blood pooling between their bodies. They had been shot and stabbed multiple times. The couple was propped up like to slaughtered rag dolls. There was no sign of a struggle. No signs of a break-in norma's hand was dangling over her head like a broken branch while dennis still had his tobacco spit. Cup clutched in the palm of his lap. The tv was on flashing light onto the cardboard box. That denison norma were using as a makeshift coffee table. The small town of royse city and never seen a homicide this brutal and senseless before
How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa
"Stories that make up how to pronounce focus on character struggling to find their bearings in unfamiliar territory or shuttling between idioms cultures and values a failed boxer discovers what it truly means to be a champion when he starts painting nails at his sister salon. A young woman tries to discern the invisible immutable. Social hierarchies at a chicken processing plant. A mother coaches her daughter in the challenging art of worm harvesting in todd. Visceral pro style. That establishes her as one of the most striking and assured voices of her generation. Tonka interrogates what it means to make a living to work and to create meaning so at the top like this is a story. A collection of stories about the lao refugee diaspora and laos is a country is adjacent to vietnam. But it's southeast asian like block. That wasn't solved the the vietnam war and because of that were the source of a lot of refugees along with vietnam. Cambodia that came from that area in the seventy s sixty seventies. Yeah it was like The sixties and seventies laos is the only landlocked country in southeast asia. Like you said it. Borders vietnam also borders thailand and is also the most heavily bombed country in all of history in terms of country size and population and most of that is from americans and a lot of the bombs that were dropped. Not all of them have detonated so every year. There is a lot of casualties from these from these bombs. So yeah western colonization and meddling has definitely you. I don't know what else to say.
Giuliani Speaks for First Time Since Raid
"His New York City apartment and office were raided by the FBI and electronic devices sees President Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, calls it unfair. ABC News chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas Giuliani's lawyer, telling ABC News. The feds are looking to see whether Giuliani was working as a foreign agent for clients in the Ukraine while he was pressuring that government to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden Giuliani denies it. He also says federal prosecutors are out to get him because they're jealous of his success. President Biden says he's keeping his distance from the investigation, insisting he was not told in advance about the Giuliani Ray starting
Judge Nixes Plea Deal for 2 Accused of Super Bowl Field Run
"Plea deal for the Tampa Super Bowl streaker. Hillsborough County Judge Jack Goodman said it was too lenient. The judge added. He's going to understand the consequences of his actions. If he's found guilty. This is not going to be a walk in the park for him. It was a run on the field in a man Keeney that got the 31 year old Yuri and brought it into this mess to begin with. With Florida's news. I'm Kimba Tyler.
Why Circadian Rhythm Is Key to Health
"Today we're having a special episode of the doctors pharmacy with dr toddler. Pena's our house call episode. We dive deep into issues in the function medicine. Space and help you understand your body. A new way understand to access health using the framework of functional medicine. Welcome tun thank you. Mark is great great topic so years ago. Our mentor. sid baker who is one of the genius mines medicine. I believe on the twentieth twenty-first century basin he wrote this book called the circadian prescription. And who was the first one who really talked about the role of rhythm in health. So can you tell us why rhythm and circadian rhythms and chronology is actually so important in. What is it all about anyway all right. Well you know you're absolutely right. I i read the book That's that said. Baker wrote says chicane prescription. That's sort of where the sir lightbulb went off my head said you know this is really important stuff. And it's sort of the fourth dimension of health which is time and understanding that you know we have rhythms in nature. We have the rising of the sun in the setting of the sun and then the lunar cycles and we have the the months in the seasons in the year so it only makes sense that our body has its own cycles and own seasons and understanding that We have these internal clocks and we have jeans. They're called clock genes and they have to synchronize Just like an orchestra got a lot of different pieces You're talking earlier in a podcast. About how many different chemical reactions are going on the body. You have chemicals being made you have chemicals being broken down. You have chemicals being detoxified in you have all these rhythms going on in the body in their happening In in harmony if you will and just like when you have a an orchestra in order for an orchestra to make really good music what do you need. You need a conductor and this is understanding that the bodies conductor Is synchronizing the whole body in terms of the liver and the heart and the muscles and they gestion all of those factors so our body's ability to have a good rhythm is key towards health
Christine Todd Whitman on Biden's First 100 Days in Office
"Marks the first one hundred days in office for us. President joe biden so for the next five days. We'll be looking at some of the issues defined this time in office and hear opinions from across the political spectrum on how he's faring for today's first installment of our series we hear from christine. Todd whitman a former republican governor of new jersey and former head of the environmental protection agency or the epa. Under george w bush. She spoke with monaco's news editor. Chris chuck to offer her impressions of biden's first one hundred days in office and whether she thinks. Republican party is capable of change. Chris began by asking her what she thought of. Joe biden's presidency so far. I very much approve of the cabinet. Appointments he's made the finally a lot of competent people who understand their agencies in their what their portfolios include. I've been very pleased with the people that he has appointed a breadth of his appointments on relative to the environment and integrating environment climate. Change into everything to every and agency. Which is the only way we're going to deal with. This and climate is inability related with. What's happening to us a covert and i think they've done an excellent job in rolling out the vaccines. That's all been good. That part that i think has been less stellar has been dealing with the border because you knew that was going to be a crisis and it would have been helpful if they'd had a little more developed plan to deal with it before he came in because The message had been so negative toward immigrants under the trump administration. You have to believe that. Even if he didn't say anything and he being kept the borders closed there. Were still going to be people who say this another era and i'm desperate to get away from the horror that i live with every day which is absolutely true but as i say i like it as appointments like the fact that he's focused on the vaccines which he has to be to get the economy back. That's the first step the environment is if we don't start to do without intelligently we're going to continue to have these kind of issues plus the fact we know that we are paying billions of dollars every year and damage repair from these storms. That are occurring ever more and with more ferocity because of climate change so that is appropriate. Everything that's happening there. It's just been the border. That's been a bit a stutter. Start to say the least
Navigating the Complexities of Black Indigenous Identity
"Black and indigenous communities share similar struggles as marginalized people on turtle island that combined. History can be quite complicated. My next guest has dedicated much of his work. As an academic to thinking about these connections robert keith collins is an expert on black indigenous interactions. He's an associate professor of american indian studies at san francisco state university. He's african american and choctaw. And he's here to tell us about a history. Many people know very little about welcome to the show dr collins. Thank you very much for having me. So let's start at the beginning. What is the beginning of indigenous black history. That's a fantastic question. And actually we owe a lot of our understanding about it to a canadian scholar. Alexander francis chamberlain france as in in eighteen. Ninety one wrote one of the most comprehensive analysis that we have today and that was african americans and what we find in that study is that this is actually a history. His later colleague would refer to as the third line of colonization. We've talked about a european and native colonization. We talk about european and african colonization. We seldom talk about american. Interactions during the colonization and this is a history that brings that back to live where we actually see cultural exchanges between people that are taking place within sovereign native communities as well as nations and families we also see interactions taking place especially for like in the united states among the five civilized tribes chuck. Todd's cherokees creeks chickasaw seminoles in slavery were native americans owned slaves and have an cultural impact on africans within their communities on their
Protesters in North Carolina Demand Body Cam Footage of Police Shooting
"Another night of protests in Elizabeth City. North Carolina demonstrators a demanding body cam video of the fatal shooting of a black man by a sheriff's deputy more from ABC. Zarina Roy's for transparency growing Outer in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, where police say a deputy shot and killed 42 year old Andrew Brown Jr Wednesday. Protesters demanding body camera footage be released of the deadly incident, which unfolded at Brown's rental home when authorities say officers tried carrying out an arrest warrant for felony drug charges. The sheriff's office says the deputies who were involved in the incident or on leave, but add that a judge must sign off for the footage to be released.
Fauci Expects J
"Bivins, chief medical advisor says the government may have a plan for resuming the use of a third covert vaccine this week, Dr Anthony Fauci said on CBS's face the Nation. The CDC advisory committee could restart the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at its meeting Friday, with some form of restriction or some form of warning. It was paused after six women developed blood clots, post inoculation. After Fauci says a similar effect was seen with the AstraZeneca vaccine in Europe. But in men and women, he says By Friday, he hopes there will be more known on whether the J and J reactions have been in Maura than just the six women
Poll: 15% of Americans Are Worse Off Financially One Year After Pandemic
"Than before the pandemic hit the U. S. That's according to a new poll from Impact Genome and The Associated Press, an O R C Center for public affairs research. Overall, 55% of Americans say their financial circumstances are about the same now is a year ago with that, 30%, saying their finances have improved, but 15% say they are worse off. The problem is worse at lower income levels with 29% of those who live below the federal property line, saying their personal finances worsened in the past year, with about that, many also saying they struggled to pay bills in the past three months. I'm least Scylla, Sarah and this is Fox
Why the Pandemic Paved the Way for a Property Boom: Simon Pressley
"Today's podcast. I'm joined by property g. managing director simon presley as a mock analysts. Simon has correctly focused number the big trends in the property market that others didn't quite peak including the recent post covid boom summons also a three time. Australian buys agent of the win and rei hall of fame inductee and a qualified property investment advisor simon. Welcome to the shar hoy same. Thank you very much for having me back. We were just talking. It's about a year to the day that you and i had a webinar with none other than douglas driscoll of stop. Hot is where we were talking about. Exactly that like what. The market was gonna j. covid and i think at the time there was a lot of daming blame top reports all the banks of saying that everything was going to fall off a cliff and you got on the webinar and said no. It's not going to do any of those things idea. Remember back to that time your prediction. Don't forget sam because it was a huge a few months that's been criticized anymore than that period of time in my loss every single banking stroller and probably ninety. Five percent of australia's economists said not just the downturn. According to most of it was going to be the biggest downturn in the history of their country. And i said the complaint long district of the danton. But i said it's going to be a boom in a bloody big one and everyone called me an idiot but anyway here we are today and you were right. That must give you just a little bit of joy to say. Well hang on a second like oh wasn't as crazy as you thought i was. Yeah look what it is but we don't expect to be different but almost always what we forecast is the opposite to whatever that can change this is saying at the time in the back in two thousand and four we. Todd is what was going to be the best before capital city and and people often us. We didn't said that large parts of racial strife would have perform all that capital cities and that happened paypal criticizes for that and then we said that we're gonna come with a pretty big boom so on the criticism as lhasa salaciously.
"todd" Discussed on Todd Durkin IMPACT Show
"This day and that's when i color code my calendar four different colors blue green red and yellow blue louis blue-sky time when you're working on your business green is green machine time when you're making money red red tape organizational time and yellow yellow is mellow yellow time and he said todd if you want to make more money you need more time in blue sky and mellow yellow blue sky time is actually when you're strategizing about at your life you step away you go to the mountains you go hotel or you go to your home office and you just write about your strategy and your vision of what you wanna do in your business and your life. You need a life. I plan as well that allows you to think creatively and to actually put a plan on paper but just as important as your blue sky mellow yellow time mellow yellow time is time away from work when you're actually just in the mountains in nature you're on vacation as a matter of fact the more mellow yellow time you have and the more blue sky time you have the more green machine you'll have and i remember scratching my head thinking will how can you make more money if you're not working and his whole philosophy is the more time you're awful creating as a visionary and then putting plans in place and then executing that because your energy will be high far higher than you could go execute those strategies such great profound wisdom my friends today as you think about the five fs and is life marathon or a sprint i wanted to think about how can you incorporate more time away working on you and working on your business and working on strategic plans that will help you execute what you most want out of life when you do that..
"todd" Discussed on Todd Durkin IMPACT Show
"Hey Todd Durkan here. I'm super excited to be launching toddrick in impact podcast. This show is designed to get your mind, right? Provide massive motivation and inspiration help you get the most out of life. Ultimately, I wanna help coach you live life of even more passion, purpose. And impact if you're not with me, I'm a coach, trainer author and speaker who loves changing people's lives. I've owned my ward winning gym fitness quest ten for nineteen years. And coached multiple NFL MVP's Super Bowl champions in MVP's, Heisman Trophy, winners Olympic and ex game gold medals and many other champion athletes. I'm a two time personal trainer of the year was awarded that Jacqueline award for lifetime. Achievement in two thousand seventeen was a feature trainer on the TV show, NBC strong bottom line is this. I love coaching high-performers who strive to be their best, personally and professionally. My impact show is for all people who seek high-performance in all aspects of business sport. Leadership and life. This podcast served the fire breathing dragons, the mine, right? Maniacs the athletes, the occupiers and the fitness enthusiasts who are committed to being the absolute best every single day. My promise to you is that you'll get my best each and every episode generally share my twenty five plus years experience as a coach, trainer entrepreneur author family, man, and mentor, who has impacted hundreds of thousands of lives will be going deep and diving into some things. You don't typically hear many other people talking about this includes faith family, fitness philanthropy and legacy Arbor, leasing, new content every Monday to get your mind right at the beginning of each week, along with the new episode ob- releasing shorter dose of Durkan every Thursday. And this one who content from questions, you send me interviews or the best points from some of my speaking engagements. My hope and intention with the show is, I can elevate your body mind and soul and help you create massive impact in your life. I'll be sharing more details about the impact podcast and information over on my Instagram account at Todd Gergen check it out now until then we subscribe here now she don't miss anything when we go live. Buckle up my friends. I can't wait to have fun each and every week and helped motivate you in all areas of your life. This podcast is going to be unlike anything I've ever done in that. You've ever experienced until next time dominate the day. Get your mind, right? And go create impact.
"todd" Discussed on Todd Wilson
"Welcome to another edition of the finder calling podcast. I'm todd wilson. The host each week we interview a different leader to talk about their journey of discovering. They're calling and the narrative back story of how they found their calling today. We are blessed to have damon. Horton with us. I spent some time. Talking with damon and belt his story the journey his faithfulness and transitions in his life could really be a blessing to people who are seeking their own calling. Damon comes to us from kansas city. Kansas he was born in the inner city in a tough area met his childhood sweetheart. There became a christian has spent a lot of time in ministry different positions. He has planted a couple of churches. He's in the process of planting a church at long beach. California right now so damon welcome. Hey thanks it's a joy to be here with you well damon. I'd like to jump right in if you would just spend a couple of minutes. I gave a little overview of your life. But i'd really like to kind of get the flyover of of your journey and the transition points in your life. Yeah man you know obviously predates even my verse a few years before. I was born my mama today. Billy graham crusading kansas city and you know with us being hispanic. It's basically. You're born roman catholic. There is no separation of this city in religion and so two years. Prior to my bird she heard the gospel she made a professional fade than it really Shaped the rhythm of life for me In my in my family to the point. That by the time i was born i was baptized in the catholic church for my mother had grief over that and then she had attending a pentecostal church. Assembly simply got searched from the age of five. And that's really where we began to wrestle through spiritual concepts the scriptures. The reality god's calling on my life she would pray specific prayers over me at night and that just kind of ushered me through the reality life. You know by the best. When a wife and i met doing ministry the projects because my mom was doing ministry and the project in kansas city And then by the age of fifteen when the lord saved me. It was an awakening of in many ways. one to surrender my heart. Yes passions to christ and allow him to leverage my life for his glory and that took us into my wife. And i've been getting married While i was serving as a youth pastor and then doing that for a few years and i was convicted. had never been groomed in the scriptures. Never been taught how to put together a sermon and even how to induct. Goodly studied the bible. So i feel compelled to bible college in which my wife joined me and then you know the age of twenty seven. I received my first call to be the senior pastor of a church that was ninety seven years old. So there's seventy seventy year age difference between me and the congregation In many ways and then through a series of god's providence let's whitchurch plant which then developed into the merging of another congregation with ours and then the lord transition away from that Just shy two years Actress omitting the march through atlanta georgia serving in a couple of different capacities. Mingka's spoke to my heart and my wife's about planning a church in south la county so then we transition from north carolina to be resident at the church planting residency at summit shirts. with The summit network and eighty greer and then we were just recently commissioned a couple of months ago and here. We are in la Starting to foster community and developed a team and blessed to serve alongside a couple of leaders through share the same passion for south la county well damon. There's not like a standard definition of calling that we can go read somewhere. How do you articulate and defined calling. Yeah you know. I look at the scriptures. And what i got places burdens in the soles of people and then he couples the burden with just talents and gifting and the reality of been open doors and closed doors. I think begins to shake the reality of our inward desire. And so i think it's that inward desire that the been subject to the lord you know we submit all of our plans all of our ambitions to him and then ask him to place anything that is not in our heart that is from in into our hearts shape guide as he leads us through open closed doors so i would say that calling develop from the burden the talents that god has given us in the open doors and closed doors that he provides us to as we're following the calling that he's given us. And how would you articulate your calling. Today why would say chiefly. It is to communicate the bible in ways that people can understand that they can be challenged by the content of scripture that they would see life application. And they'd be commissioned to engage in detention of. where's my life whereas god commanding these to live and work through that Through the office of the local church shepherding and guiding their hearts and. so that's chiefly what i see. God has called me to do is communicator scriptures and you can understand be challenged to grow at christ and if they don't know christ to come in no christ the proclamation of the gospel if i take that calling. That's rooted in communicating the truth of the gospel in ways. That people can easily understand in your journey. You've been gobble rapper. You've been an itinerant. Preacher you've been a youth pastor. You've been all church. You've been a new churches. You've been the executive director of a nonprofit. How in the season. You're in right now you can. You can do the communication thing communicating biblical truth in a lot of different context. You already have. But why in a church planter a local church right now. Yeah that's a. That's a great question. You know as i searched my heart traveling on the road The past two years have been very busy for me and my family traveling to a lot of places in doing that. It's easy to be adrift. It's easy to basically be what my friends lewis called crowded isolation where you're amongst people but should not rooted in connected with any of them and so in my heart in my family. Life one thing that i desired deep meaningful relationships route back to a common confession christ in the local church and so as we see the need the level of lawlessness here in long beach even looking at some of the statistics for the murders that are taking place in our neighborhood and the lack of Gospel you know Presence pushing back the this and that's not because of ineffective churches it's because of the overpopulation of nonbelievers. And so if i wanna see lost nece reduced. I know that. I myself can't reach an entire city so it's going to take the community but at the same time community that fosters accountability availability and living through life together in so communicating. The word of gotten away that people can understand in the calling. the god has put a my life. I've seen no other choice but to surrender it to the ministry of a local church primarily Believe jesus christ is bright as the church. Jesus is building his church when you look at the scriptures that covenant book into a covenant people and so rather than forcing myself to live in a life of isolation i'm drawn to live a.
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"Welcome to another edition of the finder calling podcast. I'm todd wilson. The host every week we get to talk with a leader and and we look at the narrative back story of their life leading up to them discerning. They're calling today. I'm just excited to have alan hirsch with me. Alan is a longtime friend. Alan has gist. Thought leader an author and speaker the founder of forge and most recently the founder of hundred movements alan. It's great to have you with us. Great to be with utah allen. Let's jump right in if you would give us a little bit of the overview of your journey from childhood to today. You know it's always an interesting one right so i very unique. We'd story there's a number of identities that float around me. I was born in south africa. Fifty nine in the park erect. Which is part of my stolen departmental. Maybe back at that. I come from a jewish family. The second generation us in so. That's come from the jewish heritage side from my dad's they was used from germany and his his wife was from latvian income. Another from russia says there's a whole lot of back story to that in terms of how you know the jewish think place itself out and insult africa They would they second generation like this it owning johannesburg down to cape town which is down south. I was about four or five kind of moderate kind of liberal environment ignite. We're was too much parts of africa. You know just in terms of being brought up into electrica as a jewish teed always found the somewhat at odds with consistent. I don't know maybe. I just blended and look people when i was young but it is very uneven reading since of. He's always seemed to me. It'd be remodeled. And something was fundamentally wrong with this to the suffered. Also the you know being a jew schools exacerbates that because he was picked on particularly the racist country..
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"And i see the real world i see culture as it is and i think that that was something internally that god was i just think he he originally wired me with a desire to know what's next and to have a little bit more of an insight into where culture is going and how he wanted his kingdom to sprout up within it so that was the big the big takeaway. I think so. Would you say it wasn't so much that it was web work branding work. It was what was represented by the futuristic aspect of things like facebook and other other things that spark some passion. A new definitely. the web. Design's was just something. I had done for a long time as a hobby by done my church website and few others and it really. Someone gave my name to an entrepreneur in north west. Arkansas next thing. I know. I'm i'm doing some work on the side for him more for the fun of it than anything and pretty soon i became just fascinated with. How can all of these technologies used by the church so that kinda plunged me into the whole world of communications and design and so forth. And that's what made the connection with david saddleback. Who was looking for. Really looking for a pastor who had a passion for technology which is a strange mix. But that's how i found me and tell us how. How did he find you. Specifically i had become the editor of a website called fuel your blogging and it was a sort of a blogging magazine online. And it's kind of been in disrepair in the last few years of back. Then it was. There weren't weren't as many websites doing that. And so i just get an email. One day from david sean. And he says by. You know i've been. I've been watching what you've been writing through twitter and would love to talk sometime and so it really strangely enough was twitter that actually kinda brought us together and he had read a lot of what i was writing about technology and about blogging about social media..
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"I was almost tempted to throw in the towel on the on the church again but Awfully glad that we didn't so mark let me just again press into your here running para church ministry. You did not move to dc to start the church. You moved here to run. The para church ministry is that correct. Yeah absolutely wasn't even in the back of our mind. So how how long after you were in. Dc to was it to you and your wife had the firt. Where do i vocalise. Maybe we should plan a church. Well we were approached about this. This core group of people taking back core group and i was a little resistant at first. You know you pray about it taught in do you get that green light or red light. Oh no i just we just got a green light and said let's go for it. Though you know january of ninety six actually there there were three debord our first service. It was me my wife and my son because it was a blizzard of ninety six but You know nineteen people the next weekend and you know. We're still young and energetic and not that we thought we give this everything we have. Let's just let's just see what happens will mark. Let me ask you this. I'm going to intentionally force a couple of tyranny or questions. that aren't aren't necessarily real life. But i want to sorta get your gut to the last twenty years. You've planted the church. Eight campuses multiple books Some top seller books. You love pasturing. You love teaching you love writing clearly. There's an entrepreneurial zeal. We're not getting into some of the other things you've done the twenty years but there's an entrepreneur side to it so here's my first tyranny of the or question if god said to you right now mark you have a choice you gotta pick one writing books or pastoring the church and i know it's not a fair question but if god said that you today you gotta pick one well and if you wanna plead the fifth that's okay too but it's I want to get your core identity a little bit like what. What's really bringing you to life. Here's what i'll here's what. I'll tell you because it really is a both dan for me. The pastoring feeds the writing and the writing feeds the pastoring. But at but. I would say todd in all fairness you know i well i want passer one church for light so i really see myself given forty fifty years to this thing and i don't envision stopping the writing piece so so honestly all continue to do both but there was a moment where i do feel like i. I went from passer. Authored author pastor. And the reality is that you know. I have the privilege of pastoring church thousands of people that ninety nine point nine nine percent of my influence through writing. And so it's some point you know. I realize that the writing is such a bigger umbrella that I don't know i think probably there's more influence there and so you know in that sense it would. It would be like asking me to choose between two children. Yeah it seems to me mark. Like if i if i were to just take all of the different doing things you've done throughout your career and just the story you've given us..
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"But my mom's sent a copy of that the to My grandma my grandma shared it with her bible. Study teacher or bible study. Teachers says mark ever thought about ministry and the truth is i hadn't ever thought about ministry but that question my someone. I never met kind of created question. Mark my spirit because it got relayed back to my mom and back to me. And so then i'm in the university of chicago. A pre law major. And i have a moment in the cow pasture and i feel called the ministry and transferred to a bible college and seminary and And i'll make this quick. I'm almost up to be here. I take a graduate assessment. That kind of tells you what what you're good at and what you're not and Funny i Let's just say that. I graded low very low in my writing assessment in other words. Don't have anything to do with any kind of occupation there would have said new writing and It's almost you know it's not like i was in like well. If you tell me. I can't do and i'm going to do it. But but what's weird. Is that same year. That i felt called the right. I was twenty two. I wouldn't write a book for thirteen years. But i would read about three thousand books in between there and I don't think it's a natural gifting. Todd i think it is something to get the calling on more than a gift me but then i worked really hard to By reading so that. I learned how to write in a way that i enjoyed to read so Those those are a few stories that that maybe people haven't heard that aren't as as Out there in the common space but Just a little bit of my back story. Let's go ahead. You mentioned pre law though. Were so you were off to become a lawyer. I i was the mean. University of chicago was the top rated. Goule my brother was headed towards law. And for whatever reason. I just i thought that seemed interesting. I i enjoy I enjoyed that subject matter and But i was only a year into it. It's so what's funny todd. it was actually A pearl major politics economics rhetoric and law. And so i thought maybe i ended up in. Dc some kind of capacity who knows but certainly not in the capacity as a passer..
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"Welcome to another edition of the find. Your calling podcast. I'm todd wilson. The host each week we interview a different leader to talk about their journey of discovering. They're calling and the narrative back story of how they found their calling. Why so excited to have mark batson with me today. Mark is a friend. We've journeyed for a number of years together. He's in washington dc. Where i am Mark the senior pastor of national community church author speaker and friend. Welcome mark todd. Hey mark. I'd like to just jump right into this idea personal calling and let's start with if you take a few minutes to give us the narrative or the back story back to your childhood of just where you've been what you've done you know alfred adler famous psychologist Used to ask people about their earliest memory. Todd and no matter what they said adler would say and so life. Is i think early memories are almost like coded messages so maybe i can share a couple of mine. My earliest one is On four years old my neighbor rides his bike down to my house. Three doors down and says you can't ride my bike anymore because my dad took off the training wheels then drove his bike back down to his house. I walked down to his house. I never driven a bike without training wheels. But i got on and I wrote bike back to my house. Put fan down in my driveway and had a very triumphant feeling. You know todd if you if you wanna get need to do something. Don't tell me. I can do it. Dummy i can't do it. I love the challenge. I love something that seems impossible and I think that's part of how how i'm wired. I'll share one other kind of interesting Memory is. I think back in my childhood. I'm of a denominational but With to a covenant. Church as a kid growing up the minnesota scandinavian lutheran kind of feel man. We went to bible church baptist church pentecostal church. You name it. We've been a part of it But my church memory was one sunday. My dad got some football cards on the way to church. And i'm probably five or six years old and he lets me Open the pack of football cards. And we're in minnesota at the time and i got a couple of viking. It was the best church service. I've ever been a part of todd. There was this moment of like. 'cause i i remember taking the gulf pencil in the pew and just checking off the orders service because i was bored silly now in all fairness when you're five or six years old it's not going be a dynamic service but over the years i really felt like one of my great fears is boring people with the sermon or with church. In fact i think it ought to be the most enjoyable our the week and then for what it's worth and care to guard said. The boredom is the root of all evil. So i think those two stories are kind of memories that are interesting to me and then fast forward to sophomore in high school. I give a speech. But it's really more of a sermon and like a salvation sermon. And i don't even know why did that..
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"Or about wrestling wrestling. Wasn't the point anymore. I was a teacher but just teaching for the sake of teaching. That wasn't it anymore. And i was gonna spend the rest of my life talking about jesus not that. Christopher columbus doesn't have something that you know some important components to it history is great. Wrestling is a tool but from the rep for the rest of my life. I was gonna talk about the most important thing. And i knew i had to. And so. That was a moment. When i when i decided to go into ministry full time. There was a moment there. There was a moment when i decided to become a church planner. There was a moment when i decided that my job wasn't just the local church. Circumstances came together doors opened. And you know as you say in your book you know are you. Are you willing to say yes to jesus where every tells you to go and do you even tie. What's happening in your life to these open doors. They're not just in order for this to come open. Something else had to be shut. And that's usually painful. And in every case i had people around me because i part of the discipleship process bed. You are part of a family. Yes you have a spiritual father. You have brothers and sisters spiritual parents. These people speak in your life. Will you will allow the community of god to be the relationship that helps you decide how you're going to live your life. Are you gonna let wise counsel be apart because it was almost everyone these cases it was the experience with the people of god. Help me tie the components together to lead me to the direction that god wanted me to go and then it was those same people that helped me live out that direction. I don't think any of us are christians alone. Not only does it. Does it take people to help you. Come to the decision. It takes people to help you live out. The journey and so. That's at spiritual component that relational component. That helps you find your place in your calling in life. It looks to me. Jim like the elements in your story. When i listen to your story the relationship with your dad and and at the intersection of this relationship in it's good and it's bad. Is you getting clarity to next things. Whether it's christianity itself it's attending jour-jour. It's going into ministry even the story of the girl and where that fits in high school girl to to you realize i don't wanna spend the rest of my life talking about. Christopher columbus is at the intersection of a relationship that you seem to get clarity on next steps. Can you speak to that in the context calling. Well you and. I both agree on calling your call. The question is how do you get the calling..
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"I'm todd wilson the host and today. I am just thrilled to have a close friend. Jim putman jim. As the founding pastor a real life ministries and a great guy looking forward to talking to him about calling in the journey that he's gone through so welcome. Jim good to be here. Hey if you would. Jim spent a couple of minutes. And just give us a perspective on your background yeah. I'm a pastor's son. My dad was a church. Plant turn planet about thirteen churches. We'd move every two years back then. The model was planted church taken from nothing to about one hundred colin another passer takeover. Go plant another church. So i was a pastor son and a church planter son because of his view of ministry. How busy was how broken. His own childhood was my father really needed to achieve and he was very sincere about the lord that mixed into all that was achieved. Prove your own identity those kinds of things so. My dad loved me he. He loved his family but he didn't necessarily know how to be a dad. He'd never been in a pastor some self so he's first generation believer thing and so i grew up in a pastor's home where there was very few boundaries. He brought his homework home with them. Every meal we'd get several phone calls again. My dad loved me. My mom and dad loved me but didn't really separate the two things so because we didn't make much money. My mom worked as well and this opened up the door to really some resentment to the chirp against the church. The church was not paying us very well both had to work. My parents were very busy people at our house all the time. Five kids and the devil kinda snuck in the back door so to speak Left open to us having too much free time bad influences through kids and a sexual abuse came into our home at a very early age from outside sources which started me down this. Pick this path of shame guilt. You don't know how to deal with that stuff as i got older. I was an athlete. So i was gonna prove myself athletics place. My dad and i could spend some time together so that that helped in that area. And i started early as i got older. I became more and more successful at that but it no matter how much i would succeed. The shame and the guilt played a part in started use alcohol and drugs and everything else to try to fill that hole. So as i got older. I was really good at sports and my off time. I was really good partying. I was pretty angry at the church. But i didn't like being unlimited in a glass house and the expectations in all the spiritual stuff that was going on. I didn't understand at the time. So anyway i went into college took a scholarship in wrestling. I already have drinking problem by that time. They red shirted me. As i went to college. They started to teach us in college. That you know there is no god. Evolution explains our existence in every class. I took in a second college. They came against christianity. Which i was prepared for because i already didn't like christianity. If you'd asked me what i was. I told you. I was christian. Just because that's where it came from. But i didn't love christianity. I didn't understand jesus. I was bitter. I was all of that..
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"Find. Your calling podcast. I'm todd wilson the host and today i am thrilled to have william vanderbilt with me. Well let's just jump right in what i'd like to do. William is give us a few minute overview your journey from childhood to now. Yeah i grew up going to church but nominally because it was what you were supposed to do. Pretty good head knowledge. We weren't there every week. You know we were probably there a couple of times a month which back then was ours now. The campus perfect attendance. Then i'll was gonna be an entrepreneur. Always always had a job. I started polishing grandmothers civil. When i was six and then started asking her if she had prints and built a business and then was a newspaper voided bought bother routes out and so always been building thought to an mba building. Business went had a rather dramatic conversion in college. Because i am stubborn. A need a dramatic conversion for the work and decided to go and be a phd and teach religion like the teachers that i was hearing on the course so i went to princeton seminary to get a phd had another wrestling match with god where he made it clear that you want to be the pastor pastor frustration church for about fifteen years served three different churches loves the churches. They were great house probably all. He's a little too entrepreneurial rocking the boat a little too much and then went into the business. World of anadarko petroleum as a manager is a fairly large company on their hr department and god brought the two streams together really to lead me now to say. Is there a way we can build a better process for. Churches need team members church. Plus business equals where i mail. Well that's great. Hey if you would. There's no standard definition for calling that you can find just in your own words articulate. What's your definition of calling. It's a question a lot. I don't know that i have. I've got textbook answers you know. And you use the word vocation. Which i'm sure you've had guest too. I remember my son just going through college and felt like he wanted to go into ministry. Felt like it's what he should do. And i said you're gonna feel that way. Because i was so don't fall into that trap. Said you know what my job is now. He said yes. You're supposed to spend on time. You can't trying to talk me out of it. Exactly and i said why is that he said because i should try everything else first and if i can't help myself and really love mushrooms within a call said exactly so you know. That's the old sturgeon advice when men would come out and say i want to go into ministry say try everything else first so i would say if you're examined in your life and you find something that you keep going back to the just can't leave him alone no matter what you've been doing. What career had where you've been in like there's something you just can't get your mind off then that's probably you're calling. It might be building systems for your business or Working with students or some kind of our expression and and all those things might lead you down the road you know. I'm called to be a children's pastor like for the rest of my life. I'm called to that. Because i can't get that off my brain so if you have that thing that in a good way keeps you up at night. And he's rolling around in..
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"Welcome to another edition of the find. Your calling podcast. I'm todd wilson. The host each week we interview a different leader to talk about their journey of discovering. They're calling and the narrative back story of how they found. They're calling this week. I am so excited to have pastor. Rick warren with me. Rick is the bestselling author the purpose driven life. The senior pastor of saddleback church in rick's a friend for a number years. Rick i wanna just jump right in. Let's start with your definition of calling and some of your back story of how you're calling develop you know todd calling and purpose really go together one in the same purpose driven life and living the calling living here calling i in fact i actually did a series one time called live. You're calling and it was on god's purpose for your life we find that the connection between calling purpose in one of the best known versus of the bible is romans eight twenty eight where everybody knows the first part of the verse. We know that all things. God works for the good of those who want him but we leave off the second half which is who have been called. According to his purpose calling purpose together balling. It's not something that happens in the middle of your life. You may not hear it till the middle of your life but you would not have even been created if god did not have a calling for your life jeremiah. One five says before. I shape you in your mother's womb. I knew all about you before you saw the light of day. I had called you. I had holy plans for you. Part of your calling actually includes who your parents were where you were born when you were born your nationality your background all of those things that shape your life actually fit into your calling and part of discovering your call is to discover your shape and so in my own personal case. I was born in a pastor's home. My mother and my father were devout christians. A my dad was a church planter. I grew up watching my dad. Plant churches all over and so from a very very early age There's a picture of me taking my first steps executing my dad's bible and she said you know you one day you just picked up your dad bible and started running with. She said he didn't even walk. You just start and that's a pretty famous picture in the warrant family..
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"Todd wilson the host and today. We're less to have with this pete. Richardson pete. Great to have you thanks. Tut's great to be with you. Pete has been a front for a number of years. I'm so thrilled to have him on with this today. He did my life plan a number of years ago and it had such a profound impact on me. I just couldn't wait to get him on to talk about it. Let's just jump right in pete. If you would this whole concept the life planning tell us a little bit about your journey and your story especially leading up to life planning. Yes so to rewind my story back to the one thousand nine hundred ninety two. I was the fifth guy. Hired for this upstart nonprofit called promise keepers out of boulder colorado. And we think is most people who were around in the ninety s no that that became a really a movement a movement at in hindsight and at the time we felt was sorta god breathe so to speak and silence on that that train moving very fast at a young age as twenty eight years old and in the midst of that growth the board of directors what they were introduced to a man tom Strategic facilitator in the world of organizations businesses and at that point in time he was moving into some nonprofits and he had a one on one leadership development process called the lifetime process that he conceived and the board of directors of promise keepers was offering these today one on one conversations for the leadership. So my turn was up to go to visit with tom. And at that time he lived in palm springs california. And i remember we were moving so fast as a ministry back then. I had two babies and traveling a lot. I did not want to go to visit tom. And in addition to that. I in hindsight i had a fear. Like what is this guy going to do to me. Just been promoted to vice president. I remember driving in palm springs. And i had one of those sort of whisper moments from the lord and what i discerned. My spirit was got telling.
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"I walked down to the library at our law. Firm and i looked down the window. And i'm like okay. God if not long wide. What just happened there and like okay. It's not law. But what is it. What is it. And i looked down the road. There was a bay window. I looked down the road. And i saw the church that i grew up and the only part of the church i could see from the law firm window was the pastor's study and i felt this prompting voice saying you should be in there. I'm like what like are you kidding. Me and i just left. The office really confused that day. And i went to pick up my fiance and soon to be wife. And we're both staying at my parents place that summer and i picked her up. She working in a pharmacy. I didn't tell her anything. And we're driving over to my parents place for dinner and she says to me. Hey have you ever thought of going into ministry. I'm like are you kidding. Said you have no idea what just happened at the office and that started a conversation which led the seminary down the road and coming out of seminary and three mainline churches that you sort of went the over. How did that play itself out. Why those churches. Why that context again. Apparently i do confusion really well. Because they spent most of my twenties confused. I went to seminary really out of obedience. There are a couple of other things that happened. Supernatural dreams that led me to believe. Okay god you really are like. I didn't want to go into ministry by mistake. I'd rather be a lawyer by mistake than a pastor by mistake. 'cause i i figured you'd probably get judged if you were in ministry for the wrong reason it's turned so i really wanted to make sure that was the right thing to do. So i went to seminary out of obedience again. I was really confused. Because i mean i'm a lawyer at heart. I'm a type entrepreneur guy. And i looked around and like wow. This is not the personality type for ministry. I'm a fish out of water. And so i really thought i don't fit well in the local church and then i thought about doing a doctorate maybe going on to become a professor because i teach i knew i could communicate. Maybe that's what god wants me to do. But we're praying about it and there were these charges. We part of the mainline church that was not very large. Not a lot of large congregations and often where we are. If churches can't afford real pastor two or three of them will band together and they will give a student salary to somebody who's willing to come and we had tried a couple of times and churches said no no. We don't want you so you kinda rejected. Our last ditch. Effort was well..
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"Had one of my favorite quotes. And he said. I'm paraphrasing here. But he says you know when you look at. He's telling the story of the eagles he says at the time. Your life seems like a chaotic mess just to sequence of random events that have no meaning or pattern but one day when you look back on it. It looks like beautifully written poem. And i totally identify with that. Like my twenties was spent with a lot of left turns right turns u-turns and there was no discernible pattern that i could see but you know radio at sixteen. I wrote a newspaper column when i was nineteen that was syndicated in my hometown and environment. I was in radio in toronto. And then law. I was very interested in the courtroom side. Which is all advocacy. I was the valedictorian. My undergrad class and in my degree in history and political science. That's all communication and You know i never would have traced it out that way. And i was listening to this podcast. Couple of summers ago the forget who it was it. Was someone like you on. Musk but it wasn't elon. Musk who's being interviewed and he just said. Hey i and this guy was like start up world you know venture capitalist type silicon valley dude and he just said when i looked at all of success from my diverse company. It comes back to my communication ability whether that's one on one at lunch or that's in front of a thousand business leaders. And i thought yeah that that has been the thing that god has consistently used. Most there was a time. Todd i think graphic design for our church. I was horrible at it. But i was better than anyone else. I don't do graphic design anymore. We have people who are masterful at it. But it's that communication gift that's kind of endured. I wanna take this idea of ambition and in your own journey from lawyer to engaged in leadership and church roles maybe in the apostle paul's life of zeal for going after jews to becoming a christian and planting the gospel so for let's say for people in your church and for our listeners. You're working definition using our gifts.
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"At work the catalyst how story going on in your life and the people you are intersected with affirmed and saw in you that aspect of being able to influence the influencers. Yeah in there has been. That's great point. There's been people who have lived encouraged me around that as well as brought up out of me so when i worked at lost valley ranch in summer during college owner. The founder bob foster whose patriarch of the fate. You know friends with guys like billy graham and and others who are all sort of now look back and they influenced a generation. He saw at me and he he said. I want you to come back and i want you to be part of our leadership team here at lost valley and i'm like i don't know anything about ranching. But he saw me the ability to connect as an example to connect on horseback with ceos who are bringing their families to this western ranch vacation experience and i never would have thought that as a twenty one. Year old knucklehead. I i wasn't thinking. Wow i have the ability to for an hour and a half to be able to have a great conversation with the ceo of arthur andersen or the ceo of the other company. That was truly for a gift. Mix and it. Was this thing that i was really passionate and good at the same would be true. When i left lost valley. I met st grays. Tom addington consulting firm and they said hey you know you might be great to come work with us. And i thought well i don't know anything about management consulting. I don't know anything about helping organizations navigate change and they said we see in you the ability to have an impact on high-level eight type leaders and twenty five and just worked for five years on a ranch in colorado and so people call it out of me but every season and the thing that i always have seen in my life. Seasons of assignment is that i was never ready for the next one. I i never like stepped out off the diving board. But you know what. I've practiced this dive so many times. That i know i'm gonna nail it i. I think we're going. Oh my gosh. Like i'm not even sure there's water in this pool. I may just dive into you. Know like the young leader or any lear at any level when it comes to your calling many times the best place to be in a place where you're looking at the next season going. Oh my gosh..
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"Find. Your calling podcast. I'm todd wilson. The host today. I am thrilled to have brad lama with me. Brad has just a great journey of calling in. He worked on a ranch for a number of years after college. he's been in consulting work at life at work led the catalyst organization for years and now in an entrepreneurial role where he started his own organization. He's strategic advises other leaders in their organizations. So welcome brad. I'm so pumped to be here. Well i have really been looking forward to this brad. Let's jump in and talk about calling if you would brad. Just give overview of your journey. Yeah well you mentioned it. I graduated from university of oklahoma. I went to school. And how you and was a history major. And then i went and worked on a ranch in colorado for five years and that was incredible season my twenties i left there and went and worked with an organization called life at work and we did consulting magazine. We tried to hang out at the intersection of faith and work and right and consultant speak and teach around that whole conversation and out of that. One of our clients with an organization called enjoy which many people will recognize his job. Maxwell's organization so i got involved salting with john and his organization back in like the late nineties. At the time many brands were being started by john including something called catalyst and i was an outside consultant that was hired to help sort of build a plan for cadillac expand. Even in its early days before it even started out of that. The classic case of a consultant becoming part of the team joined up fulltime and then once gabe lyons who now runs q. stepped out to run q. I sorta step dan. That was around two thousand three two thousand four and so for ten almost eleven years i was the lira cabalists and then handed off a couple of years ago to tyler reagan. Now i'm getting to freelance and be involved in a number of different initiatives and do some more consulting speaking and writing..