AuthorJon Fuller

The $5,000 CYCLE

 

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My BSSM pastor told us about someone who was given $5,000 and then we prayed as a group for those of us who would like to see Jesus do it for us. I stood up, because I needed to see that desperately in my life. A few days later a girl in my class came in with a similar story of having received the exact same amount of money. When she shared her miracle with us, I said, “I take that for myself!” It wasn’t more than a day later that I received $5,000 into my account! And, shortly after that I received an additional $1,000! I told my story of receiving the money the next time our class met and again people stood up in faith to receive the miracle. I boldly stated in faith that this would be a continuous blessing over them and our group. After I shared my story and prayed over our class another guy received $5,000 a few days later! Even as you read this you can say “I’ll take that for myself!” God is so, so good and wants to love and bless his children.

-The following is an insert from Increase (Catalytic Stories)

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11: The Reality and Humanity of The Shack with Paul Young

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

What you’ll hear in this episode:

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

Resources:

www.wmpaulyoung.com  (Find Paul on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube!)

Look for The Shack movie, to be released on March 3, 2017!

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10: Authenticity in Life and Work with Michael McIntyre

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

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

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

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

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How Michael came to Christ later in life, at age 48
  • Why Michael likes being creative, making money, and helping others make money
  • Michael’s gifts are creating and stewarding wealth in a way that honors and glorifies God
  • Michael’s advice: Don’t wait, just move, and always give God His firstfruits
  • How Michael views stewardship in relation to his tithes and offerings—prompted by a book by Robert Morris
  • How Michael structures his giving to his church in an unusual way
  • Michael’s inspiration:
    • Isaiah 55:8-9  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
    • John 10:10  “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
  • How Michael got into the insurance business
  • 2008: Michael sold the insurance business and started 247 Med Plan
  • Michael’s big life lesson learned: from a bad decision in purchasing a $6 million plane
  • The business shift after his salvation
  • Michael’s biggest strength? “Being transparent and asking the tough questions.”
  • Michael’s biggest weakness within that strength? “Wanting to be liked—the fear of man.”
  • How Michael frequently calls the name of Christ to fend off the enemy
  • What is God currently stirring in Michael and his business? “The new structuring of my business to benefit others.”
  • 247 Med Plan: What is it and how does it work?
  • How does Michael share the gospel? “I share my story of how God chased me through my life. I try to walk the walk. It’s not my job to save people, but I can be the one to point them to Christ. I try to be real, transparent, and outspoken.”
  • A daily habit for Michael that contributes to his walk with Jesus? “My wife and I pray out loud together every day.”
  • A favorite book? Love Does by Bob Goff
  • A favorite resource? www.brilliantperspective.com
  • Michael’s advice to the younger Michael? “I would go back to age 30 and say, ‘Check your ego, humble yourself, and find Jesus quickly’.”
  • Michael’s parting thoughts: “Find your passion. It breeds conviction and turns mediocrity into excellence. You will overcome insurmountable obstacles and become unstoppable in His kingdom.”

Resources:

www.247medplan.com

Email Michael: mpm@247medplan.com

Love Does by Bob Goff

www.brilliantperspective.com

A Blessed Life by Robert Morris

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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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