AuthorJon Fuller

09: Finding a Life-Changing Passion with Cliff Ravenscraft

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.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Cliff’s passion: to take life to the next level; to entertain, educate and inspire
  • A favorite quote from I Peter 3:15-16: “Be prepared to give a reason for the hope that you have, but when you do, do it with gentleness and respect.”
  • Why you should have respect for everyone and where they are in their journey
  • How Cliff cultivated his childhood love for CB radio broadcasting into podcasting
  • How Cliff ended up in the insurance business—and was VERY successful
  • The connection between selling and sharing your faith
  • Cliff shares the unbelievable story of how he and his wife ended up blogging and podcasting about the TV show, Lost
  • How the podcast had a positive, powerful, spiritual impact—with over 65,000 eventual subscribers!
  • The power of podcasting: Connecting over shared passions
  • The average fundamental Christian’s mentality about relationships
  • How Cliff became unlikely friends with an atheistic, bisexual humanist
  • How relationships are formed
  • Why Christianity focuses on differences and not shared passions and common ground
  • Why Cliff left organized congregational worship in 2010
  • How Cliff left his lucrative insurance career and encountered a stressful time of financial woes
  • Cliff’s amazing story of “the check” and trusting God
  • Cliff’s biggest strength? “The fact that I love people and want to help them succeed.”
  • Cliff’s biggest weakness within his strength? “I love everyone and want to help everyone. I say YES to everyone except myself.”
  • What is God stirring within Cliff right now about his business? “Boldly stepping out into new things. I never felt more alive than when I stepped out of my insurance career into the world of podcasting.”
  • Cliff’s new endeavor over the next two years? Live events that will generate $1 million in a weekend!
  • Cliff’s course, Podcasting A-Z, has had 650 students. It’s 100% guaranteed and his #1 income generator. He becomes your personal podcasting coach for four weeks!
  • Jon’s word from God for Cliff!
  • Cliff’s vision for the future!
  • Cliff’s parting advice, from “The Myth of the Overnight Sensation,” an excerpt from Jason Fried’s book, Rework: “Trade the dream of overnight success for slow, measured growth.”

Resources:

www.podcastanswerman.com

www.podcastingatoz.com

www.gspn.tv/check

www.gspn.tv/overnight

Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

Rework by Jason Fried

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08: From the “Church Mountain” to the “Business Mountain” with Dubb Alexander

Welcome Roar Nation! Today’s guest is my special friend Dubb Alexander!  He has found the intersection of creating positive change in society by using spiritual principles in business applications. Dubb has so much wisdom to share – he’s applied it to his own life and he can tell you how it can change yours!

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 Principles 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.”

Resources:

www.llbd.org

Boundaries by Henry Cloud

The Political Spirit by Faisal Malick

Find Dubb Alexander on Facebook, too!

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07: Music, Ministry and Missions with Andy Dietz

andy dietzA 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 www.joelrosenberg.com 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.”

Resources:

www.andydietz.net

Find Andy on Twitter @Andykidnapped, and find his books on Amazon; the newest book will be out later this year.

www.joelrosenberg.com

How to Worship a King by Zach Neese

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06: Living a Life on Fire with Nick Unsworth

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Nick Unsworth Founder of Life on Fire.com 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?”

Resources:

www.lifeonfire.com

www.nickunsworth.com

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05: One Extraordinary Marriage with Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo

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 Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 5.36.30 PMcrisis 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.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Tony and Alisa’s story has lots of twists and turns.
  • How their marriage was on the brink of divorce more than once; the choice was divorce or GET RADICAL!
  • Why working on your marriage is NOT quick and easy!
  • They share inspirational verses that have great meaning for them. Tony’s is Philippians 4:13 and Alisa’s is Joel 3:10.
  • Both verses speak of relying on God’s strength and not our own.
  • They share the turning point in year 11 of their marriage when they took on the 60 Days of Sex challenge. Listen in to see how that turned out!
  • They were asked to speak at a church event about marriage, received overwhelming response and demand, and then started the One Extraordinary Podcast a few months later.
  • The catalyst that keeps them going is the responses and emails from listeners.
  • They now write books and programs and do coaching, in addition to the podcast, all of which has grown into a global ministry to marriages.
  • The best thing about what they do is the daily emails they receive about reconciled, restored, and transformed marriages.
  • The biggest challenge is understanding that you can’t please everybody.
  • Alisa admits that they haven’t always had the perfect marriage, enduring pornography addiction and the loss of a child.
  • Hear how Tony and Alisa describe the RADICAL transformation in the last 8 years of their marriage and how it happened.
  • Tony’s strength is building relationships, but his weakness in that is over-talking and controlling every conversation.
  • Alisa’s strength is the ability to see the 30,000 foot view, or the BIG picture of the future. Her weakness in that is getting caught up in the details and not allowing clients to find their own journey.
  • What is God stirring in you right now? “Bigger, MORE, territory-takers, kingdom-builders—we have SO MANY MORE lives and marriages to impact!”
  • How do you share the gospel in your daily lives? (Tony) “Wherever you are, whatever you do, you can share the gospel and ‘take territory’.” (Alisa) “Covering people in prayer and allowing the Holy Spirit to use me to let God’s Word do what it needs to do.”
  • What is a daily habit that helps your marriage? “Communication is a priority. We intentionally stay in touch many times each day by phone and by text.”
  • What is a helpful resource you can share with our listeners? “A free resource, a list of questions to ask each other as spouses. Find it at www.oursixquestions.com.
  • What is a favorite book that you can recommend to our listeners? Intimacy Ignited by Joseph and Linda Dillow, and Peter and Lorraine Pintus.
  • What advice would you give to the “younger” you? (Alisa) “I would speak to me in my early 20’s and say, “Marriage isn’t what Hollywood portrays it to be. You need to get involved in the process of being married, sooner than 11 years into it. There are going to be challenges. God is going to be your Rock. The sooner you get involved in the process, the smoother things go.”

(Tony) “I would speak to me at age 18-19: “Take the opportunity to accept Christ earlier. Avoid drugs and alcohol. Touch lives sooner rather than later.”

  • What parting advice can you give to our listeners? “The #1 thing you can do for your marriage is to get intentional about it.”

Resources:

www.oneextraordinarymarriage.com (There are over 300 shows available, along with some free resources, and other books and programs.)

www.oursixquestions.com

Intimacy Ignited: Conversations Couple to Couple: Fire Up Your Sex Life with the Song of Solomon by Dillow and Pintus

7 Days of Sex Challenge: How to Rock Your Sex Life and Your Marriage by Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo

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