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38: How to Answer When God Calls You to Speak with Grant Baldwin

Have you felt led to be a speaker? Are you unsure where to start? In this episode, you will hear from Grant Baldwin a nationally known keynote speaker from Nashville, TN. He started The Speaker Labs website and his curriculum Reality Check is taught in 400 schools around the country.

Grant is a speaker, podcaster, author, entrepreneur, and an all-around normal dude trying to make a little dent in the world. He’s married to his high school sweetheart and they have three beautiful little girls. He lives in a little Barbie dream house!

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Listen in as Grant and Jon discuss:

  • How to find and book speaking engagements
  • How to transition into the online world as a speaker
  • What Grant was doing before becoming a speaker
  • How to balance sound principle without a religious overtone
  • How to trust God with the sometimes unsteady income as a speaker
  • When Grant knew he wanted to be a speaker
  • How to go about the awkwardness of knowing what to charge for your speaking engagements
  • Grant’s strength and weaknesses in speaking
  • How God is working in Grant’s life
  • How to be a speaker and share the gospel
  • Grant’s advice to his younger self


The Speaker Lab

The Speaker Lab Podcast

Free Speaker Workshop

Booked and Paid to Speak


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37: The Naked Truth with Jason Vallotton

Jason Vallotton and his wife are Pastoral Care Overseers at Bethel Redding and serve the church in many capacities. Jason is a sought-after counselor and speaker. He previously served as overseer for Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. He’s author of The Supernatural Power of Forgiveness and co-author of Moral Revolution. Jason currently serves on the board of Moral Revolution.

What You’ll Hear in this Episode:

  • Why you should do more for people than tell them “go pray about it”
  • What it looks like to “give something to the Lord”
  • Where Jason’s passion for people started
  • How Jason’s Father really affected his life and love for serving others
  • What can happen in some marriages and what you can do to try to stop it
  • When Jason finally felt like he was back to being himself
  • What does it look like to fight from victory
  • Jason’s strong points in counseling
  • How should we really forgive?
  • What Jason would tell his younger self if he could go back in time

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The Supernatural Power of Forgiveness
Moral Revolution
Working Through Pain
Daring Greatly
The Gifts of Imperfection
David and Goliath
Spiritual Warfare
Bethel Church

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36: From Losing It All to Finding Favor with God: Jim Palmer’s Story of Coming Back from Crisis

Jim Palmer is a marketing and business building expert and in-demand coach. He is the founder of the Dream Business Academy and Dream Business Coaching and Mastermind Program. Jim is the host of Dream Business Coach TV, the hit weekly Web TV show watched by thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners and he is also the host Stick Like Glue Radio, a weekly podcast based on Jim’s unique brand of Smart Marketing and Business Building Strategies. Jim is best known internationally as ‘The Dream Business Coach’ and creator of No Hassle Newsletters, the ultimate ‘done-for-you’ newsletter marketing program used by hundreds of clients in nine countries.

What you’ll  hear in this episode:

  • Jim’s life at age 40: VP of Marketing and “in control of my career”
  • How God got Jim’s attention with the loss of his job, massive debt, and a cancer diagnosis
  • Worn down and rebuilt—“God, what do you want me to do?”
  • What God said in Jim’s lightbulb moment
  • Jim’s prayer for three signs and how they came to pass
  • Business startup offering newsletters to companies
  • No Hassle Newsletters, No Hassle Social Media, books, and Dream Business Coaching
  • Finding favor and blessing from God
  • Serve First: how it came to be and how the message got out
  • Navigating between sharing Jesus authentically and being too pushy
  • Jim’s strength? Marketing, branding and helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses
  • Jim’s weakness? Being impatient
  • What is God stirring in Jim right now? “He is telling me not to slow down in growing my business, not to go into coasting mode.”
  • A personal daily habit? “Before getting out of bed, thanking God for the gift and blessing of a new day. I pray and thank God for the little things throughout each day.”
  • How gratitude attracts more good things
  • Why people live with “top of the stairs” thinking
  • How to change your thinking and keep a positive mindset
  • A favorite resource? Serve First and Decide: The Ultimate Success Trigger
  • Jim’s advice: “You will earn significantly more revenue from WHO you are instead of WHAT you do.”

Resources: (Get Jim’s book for free! Just pay $6.95 shipping!)

Decide: The Ultimate Success Trigger by Jim Palmer (Get Jim’s book for FREE!)

Serve First by Jim Palmer

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35: Christopher Duffley and the Viral Music Video with Over 100 Million Views


This week in the Are You Real Podcast, John chats with Steve and Christopher Duffley. 15-year-old Christopher Duffley has an amazing gift for music—you might have seen a viral video where he sings the song, “Open the Eyes of My Heart.” But here’s the thing—Christopher is blind and autistic. That does not stop him from using his God-given gifts and testimony to inspire others to look to Jesus and embrace the faith. In support of that calling, Steve uses his gifts and patience to keep his family centered and focused. Together, God has used their family’s inspiring story to change lives.

See how, and more, in this week’s episode!

  • See how the “Open the Eyes” video went viral with over 100 million views on Facebook alone!
  • Experience with Christopher the opportunity to sing with songwriter Paul Baloche.
  • Story of adoption and Christopher’s impact on the Duffley family.
  • See the extreme impact of Christopher’s music in the lives of people around the world.
  • Hear Christopher’s desire to use gifts of technology in his new podcast.
  • Hear Christopher’s new song on his website
  • See how Steve stays centered with habits and daily patterns
  • Steve recommends the audiobook Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster

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34: Standing Your Ground with Jackie Carpenter

Don’t forget: Friday, January 27 at Happy State Bank, the training center in downtown Amarillo, we are holding a Growth Conference. This conference will change the way you see the world around you! We will have 10 awesome speakers talking about several interesting topics that you won’t want to miss! We will be talking about finding purpose in your life, the blueprints in your life, getting a vision for your life, and the tagline: “how to make it happen”. Don’t forget to sign up right now at

Today’s guest is Jackie Carpenter. Jackie is the author, motivational speaker, and executive producer of a multi-award winning featured film based on her life: Stand Your Ground. She is the author of The Bridge and Georgia Justice. Jackie is also the host and executive producer of The Christian View and publisher for The Christian View online magazine.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why Jackie wrote her book
  • Why you need to read her book to really understand what she and her family have gone through
  • How God can take a tragedy and use it for His glory
  • What was going through Jackie’s mind when she thought “Why did God do this?”
  • How God used Jackie’s son to bring people closer to Him
  • What things in Psalms 91 that Jackie declares over her family
  • What happened to Jackie physically and spiritually
  • Why Jackie clings to Psalms 91
  • Why it was a struggle for Jackie to meet with the lawyers
  • Why Jackie has no trouble declaring that she is a faith addict
  • How did Jackie’s family try to go back to ‘normal life’
  • What kind of ‘spiritual warfare’ did Jackie go through
  • What doors did God open for Jackie
  • What Jackie’s biggest weakness is
  • Where can you find Jackie
  • What would Jackie tell her younger self
  • Why Jackie says you should raise your children in church

Don’t forget to rate and review us! Have a great rest of the day!


Jody Holland

The Christian View

Stand Your Ground Movie

The Bridge by Jackie Carpenter

Georgia Justice by Jackie Carpenter

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