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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.”

Download Michael’s favorite book “Love Does” by Bob Goff for FREE with Audible.

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.”

You can download Cliff’s recommendation “Blue Like Jazz” for FREE with Audible.

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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