AuthorJon Fuller

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

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Jody Holland

The Christian View

Stand Your Ground Movie

The Bridge by Jackie Carpenter

Georgia Justice by Jackie Carpenter

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33: Glorifying God Through a Fighting Spirit with Dylan Peck

Dylan Peck grew up in a small town and began fighting at an early age. He contracted spinal meningitis at the age of 3 and had his first brush with death. He ended up recovering and learned to walk and talk again. Years went by and Dylan and his family ended up losing their home and possessions in a flood. Later in life, as he was serving the Lord, he was involved in a motorcycle accident. Dylan went into survival mode and ended up losing his leg as a result of the accident. He was born a fighter and he continues to share the how God has been faithful in delivering him from every trial he has encountered. Today, he travels the world speaking and sharing his testimony of God’s faithfulness.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Dylan’s passion: ministry and people
  • Dylan’s work with I’m a Fighter Ministries: He travels, speaks, prays, and fellowships
  • Dylan’s business life that helps fund the ministry
  • An inspirational scripture: II Corinthians [4:17]—“for this light and momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory that is beyond all comparison.”
  • April 2013: motorcycle accident in which Dylan lost a leg
  • The journey to physical and emotional healing
  • The 17 year-old driver and Dylan’s forgiveness
  • Why Dylan focuses on God’s blessings and the future, not the struggles and the past
  • Dylan’s current church ministry in Banning, CA
  • Dylan’s gifts: exhortation and encouraging people, his positive attitude and faithfulness
  • The importance of faithfulness
  • Looking ahead to God’s work in 2017
  • Dylan’s weakness: being a people pleaser and being sensitive to what they think
  • Dylan’s advice to those who don’t love themselves: “Speak life over yourself and your situations; I do this when I tell myself something good about me each day—in the mirror.”
  • What is God stirring in Dylan RIGHT NOW? Missions at home and abroad, and helping others with their spiritual and physical needs
  • The power of your presence in someone’s need—just be there for them
  • A daily habit that contributes to success? “What doesn’t work is doing it all in your own strength. I start each day with worship music, praise and prayer, and reading.”
  • A book that has inspired Dylan? The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero
  • Dylan’s advice to his younger self: “I would go back to when I was a young basketball player and instill some confidence in myself.”
  • Dylan’s parting advice: “You are able. You are loved. The Father who created heaven and earth loves you right where you are, and He wants the best for you.”

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32: When Science and Spirituality Collide with Dr. Judy Staveley

Have you ever wondered about how God fearing scientists deal with the issue of spirituality vs science? Or the impact that scientific research could have on the faith of such people? If so, listen in and find out, as Jon Fuller interviews today’s guest, Dr. Judy Staveley, a multi-talented professor of forensic science and a firm believer in the Lord.

Judy is a forensic science author, a speaker and a tri-athlete, who teaches in the Maryland area. She serves as a spokeswoman and an advocate for several biological, health, medicine and forensic science organizations. She is also the CEO of Platform Magazine. She is a national health and fitness expert, who assists in a number of community programs to initiate health in new sports. She’s also part of the USA swimming, USA hockey, USA track and field and the USAT (USA Track Organization) teams.

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Judy’s passion is in educating- she enjoys teaching people about how to take care of the body and also about preventative medicine. She’s enthusiastic about medicine, health and wellness and also about research into cancer.

Today, Judy talks to Jon about:

  • Whether or not scientific research increases her faith.
  • Cancer- what it is and the need for research in that field.
  • How she brings God into her daily work.
  • Platform Magazine and what it’s all about.
  • How she found her purpose in life.
  • How God has shown her patience, to help her through the difficult times.
  • The need to keep on going, when the going gets tough.
  • How positive self-talk can help you deal with stressful times.
  • The chemistry of negativity.
  • The effect of prayer on body chemistry.
  • How she is able to share her faith with her students and colleagues.
  • Her sage advice to you, the listener.


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