53 episodes

This is a show to help people create a life without limits by simply changing how they think about what they see.

Why? Because those who don’t think differently will always believe their resources are limited and never lead an extraordinary life.

Tom shares his thoughts on the danger of believing what appears to be true and failing to live into the Truth of your identity.

This is a show for those who are looking for better answers in the most crucial areas of life. A show For those who aren’t satisfied with the ordinary results produced by their surface level thinking.

Attractively Different Podcast Tom Hermann

    • Christianity
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

This is a show to help people create a life without limits by simply changing how they think about what they see.

Why? Because those who don’t think differently will always believe their resources are limited and never lead an extraordinary life.

Tom shares his thoughts on the danger of believing what appears to be true and failing to live into the Truth of your identity.

This is a show for those who are looking for better answers in the most crucial areas of life. A show For those who aren’t satisfied with the ordinary results produced by their surface level thinking.

    Ep. 52 | What Needs to Change About Christians

    Ep. 52 | What Needs to Change About Christians

    Who do you choose to take advice from? What do they have that you want?

    In today's episode we discuss what is required for change and how it applies to the Christian life. As believers, it is crucial that we can clearly share how a life in Christ is better than the alternative. Yet, the fruit our life produces is the megaphone to the world. People will only allow you to influence their life when you have something they want.

    People are hurting when they're searching for peace, hope, healing, purpose. As believers, you become the brightest life when you are fulfilling your life purpose, you are full of peace and hope. The purpose of life is to complete your God-given assignment to grow his kingdom, and in that pursuit Jesus offers us life to the full. A life that is characterized by more than enough.

    Key Takeaways:


    The biggest impact and influence that a Christian can have on the world around them is a changed life.
    It's easy to get stuck in a mindset of lack (time, resources, relationships, etc) and yet, through Christ the promise is that we'll have more than enough.
    The two things required for anyone to change is that they must see the benefit to them and have proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
    Religion pulls people away from prosperous life that is full of hope and peace. In fact, the Latin root of the word religion means to bind. Religion will bind you up and the truth will make you free.

    Additional Resources:


    Check out your free life coaching resource, Life Purpose Roadmap PDF, and learn how to prosper in your purpose.

    • 19 min
    Ep. 51 | Why Your Coping Mechanisms Are Holding You Back

    Ep. 51 | Why Your Coping Mechanisms Are Holding You Back

    How well are your coping mechanisms serving you?

    In today's episode we discuss how your strengths are keeping you in a "shell" of your potential, and might be holding you back from succeeding in your life purpose. This episode is for you If you want to break through and become everything you were created to be. We each have a unique and great potential but we are "sleep walking" through life based on our early childhood programming.

    The psychological term is called "dimming of consciousness" where we have basic survival mechanisms where we dissociate from painful experiences as a way of surviving or staying safe in the world. This begins when we are babies because we, as humans, have the longest period of dependency of all mammals. We possess wired in defense mechanisms that protect us form being too overwhelmed or harmed by emotional or phycological threats. Therefore, as children there are maneuvers and coping strategies that are used to protect us that overtime become patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. Over time these patterns turn into automatic habits that influence where your attention goes in the world. These early coping mechanisms aren't needed anymore and can become constraints with how we think, feel and act .

    The purpose of life is to complete your God-given assignment to grow his kingdom, and it requires faith and courage to fully step into our true identity. Therefore, we must fully develop the how we think, feel and act.

    Key Takeaways:


    We create limitations in our life that we're not even aware we have created
    Our early childhood coping mechanisms cause us to "sleep walk" through life and we allow our childhood mind to dictate our feelings, actions, and thinking. We'll put a cap on our potential if we never change these thought.
    An acorn's full potential is      an oak tree, and in order to reach that potential the acorn shell needs to be broken.
    We all operate in the functions of feeling, thinking, and doing. Yet, we only develop two of      these functions and leave one under developed.

    Additional Resources:


    Check out your free life coaching resource, Life Purpose Roadmap PDF, and learn how to prosper in your purpose.

    • 18 min
    Ep. 50 | The Power of Zotheka ("It's possible!")

    Ep. 50 | The Power of Zotheka ("It's possible!")

    Do kingdom principles ALWAYS work? My guess is that you're probably nodding your head in agreement. Yet, I've found that a lot of believers aren't even sure what they are. What differentiates God's kingdom from Satan's kingdom, and how does it apply all around the world?

    In today's episode, I want to share with about an organization I had the pleasure of meeting with recently. It's a not for profit called Watts of love, and they supply solar lights to people around the world who do not have light. These lights improve the safety for the families who receive them but it provides a new opportunity to prosper.

    The purpose of life is to love God well and have fun doing it. When we operate in our life purpose we become more like our creator and have a testimony of faith that shows other's that "it's possible." It's good news that your creator wants you to prosper in everything that you do. Psalm 1 says that the person who delights in the Lord is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither - whatever they do prospers. Friend, hopefully this is encouraging to you that all things are possible through Christ.

    Key Takeaways:


    If the gospel doesn't work everywhere then it's not the gospel
    God's kingdom principles work every time but it might not always look the same
    Your life and testimony are to prove that all things are possible.
    Jesus came so that we can be restored back to a place of abundance and life instead of a life of toil

    Additional Resources:


    Check out your free life coaching resource, Life Purpose Roadmap PDF, and learn how to prosper in your purpose.
    Watts of Love website
    Donate to Valiant Causes

    • 22 min
    Ep. 49 | Why Burying Your Desires Will Hold You Back In Your Life Purpose

    Ep. 49 | Why Burying Your Desires Will Hold You Back In Your Life Purpose

    As a believer, how do you handle your desires? Do you feel the freedom to walk in those desires or do you suppress them because you believe that a "good Christian" should not fulfill their desires? This is a constant struggle for most believers and can potentially cause them to miss out on their life purpose.

    In today's episode, I want to share with you how your desires are put inside of you to help you fulfill your life purpose. Religion has taught us, as believers, that fulfilling our desires is a sinful thought and action. There's an idea that a "good Christian" sets their desires aside and "take up their cross." Religion has positioned following Christ as a life that is hard and undesirable. Yet, Jesus said that He came to give us life and to give it to the full. He also said that His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

    The purpose of life is to complete your God-given assignment to grow his kingdom, and it requires faith to follow His word and operate within our desires as He has designed. Therefore, when we believe that a desire is evil it is actually a result of a God-given desire that either cannot be fulfilled or we try to fulfill that desire in the wrong way. Hopefully this episode is encouraging to you to explore what desires you have suppressed due to a religious mindset, and what desires has God put inside of you that will help you fulfill your assignment.

    Key Takeaways:


    If you don't know how to operate within your desires then you're life will always feel like it's coming up short
    There are not any evil desires. There are desires that lead to evil outcomes, but it's a result of the desire being fulfilled in the wrong way
    The idea of materialism has kept many believers stuck in a religious mindset, and what if nice things could be used as a way to show others what is truly valuable: God's kingdom?
    Think about what is possible if you realized the desires you have are to accomplish the assignment that God has for you

    Additional Resources:


    Check out your free life coaching resource, Life Purpose Roadmap PDF, and learn how to prosper in your purpose.

    • 15 min
    Ep. 48 | Satan's Favorite Deception To Stop Your Purpose

    Ep. 48 | Satan's Favorite Deception To Stop Your Purpose

    True or false … in order to get ahead someone has to lose? Satan has perpetuated this idea that life is a zero sum game where the only reason that people get ahead is because they took from others. This is a severely limiting belief for believers because it's going to limit their impact on the kingdom of God, and prevent them from fully operating in their life purpose.

    In today's episode, I want to discuss how God's kingdom is all about the win/win. If you feel like the success of someone else is actually costing you provision or blessing then you won't want to miss this episode because we're going to get into what Satan has to gain by perpetuating this lie and how it can cause you to come to the wrong conclusion about God and his provision.

    God has positioned us where the purpose of life is to be generous on all occasions, and when we exhibit this type of generosity everyone wins. Yet, it's impossible to be generous on all occasions if you don't have enough. Satan knows that the only way he can get ahead is to lie, cheat, and steal. Therefore, our greatest offense as believers is to operate in God's kingdom where everyone wins.

    Key Takeaways:


    The only way that Satan can "win" is by lying, cheating, and stealing.
    If you believe Satan's lie then it will cause you to come to an incomplete conclusion about who God is.
    When Christian's believe the win/lose lie they tend to sacrifice themselves and limit their kingdom impact
    Satan has created religion in the Christian culture that keeps people in lack thinking

    Additional Resources:


    Check out your free life coaching resource, Life Purpose Roadmap PDF, and learn how to prosper in your purpose.
    Episode 37 about our debt payoff story

    • 23 min
    Ep. 47 | Why You're Continually Convincing Yourself To Do Better

    Ep. 47 | Why You're Continually Convincing Yourself To Do Better

    Have you ever found yourself continually convincing yourself that you need to do better? If so, it's a sign that you're not operating in your life purpose. When you operating in your purpose you are pulled forward by faith and continually making progress in your assignment.

    In today's episode, we talk about how finding your life purpose directs and maximizes your time and influence. When people struggle finding the purpose of life they look around and try to duplicate the purpose of those they see around them. However, this never seems to have lasting results and leads to feeling guilty that you're not doing enough and convincing yourself that you should be doing more. Everything changes when you find your life purpose because you're able to operate in a flow state that drives you forward.

    When you're able to find the purpose and assignment that God has for your life then that purpose kind of acts like bumpers in a bowling lane. The bumpers keep the ball moving down the lane to hit pins and knock them down. Knowing your purpose helps you stay on track.

    Key Takeaways:


    When we try to borrow someone else's purpose it leads to exasperation
    There's no way to be extraordinary when you're living in the average
    The joy is not in the destination but in the flow state of the journey
    When you find your purpose you'll always find the time

    Additional Resources:


    Check out your free life coaching resource, Life Purpose Roadmap PDF, and learn how to prosper in your purpose.

    • 20 min

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Tom is down to Earth and thought provoking. He helps you to think about your thoughts, so you can direct your life and make it what you really want, instead of what it’s always been. You can be free. Tom shows you how. Good stuff!!

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I love listening to podcasts. This one is amazing with great insight. Looking forward to more.

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