Encouragement builds belief. Belief makes the impossible, possible. This podcast exists to encourage others so that more people will believe in themselves. Listeners will find the courage to face their fears and commit to taking action, so they will be unstoppable. Host, Eric Nordhoff, is on a mission to encourage business owners, entrepreneurs, and creative people. This podcast features faith-based motivational messages and interviews with overcomers who have inspirational stories. Find out what it means to live your most courageous life by joining the Courageous Community. Live a life with purpose and intention. Make the impossible, possible in your life and business. "With God all things are possible." - Mark 10:27
510 - Assumptions Kill
When you make an assumption, you tell yourself that something is true without actually having any evidence that it is. It's all too easy to lead your life never questioning that you are assuming things to be facts.
In today's podcast episode, I discuss what I've been learning about assumptions. I learned they are not all bad - that we are actually wired to make assumptions. But, it can be very harmful to us when we assume. I talk about how assumptions affect us in our personal, spiritual, and business life.
Read More | My favorite assumption research links:
How assumptions affect us relationally
How assumptions affect us spiritually:
Gospel Coalition article
Is Assuming a sin?
How assumptions affect us in business
My raw, unedited notes on assumptions (Google Doc)
509 - Motivation Monday | Adventure
ADVENTURE - over the last month, that word -‘adventure’- keeps coming up in conversations I have, in sermons I hear, in podcasts I listen to, and in books I read. When I hear something over and over again, I know it’s something I need to pay attention to. ⠀
How about you? What resonates with you as you read this? What adventures are you taking with God? Where in your life can you be more of an open vessel - living with an open heart, an open mind, so you can contain the infinity of God? It’s such a mystery - but it’s an adventure!⠀
508 - Motivation Monday | Know Your Worth
Before he died, a father said to his son; “Here is a watch that your grandfather gave me. It is almost 200 years old. Before I give it to you, go to the jewelry store downtown. Tell them that I want to sell it, and see how much they offer you.” ⠀
The son went to the jewelry store, came back to his father, and said; "They offered $150.00 because it's so old.” ⠀
The father said; “Go to the pawnshop." The son went to the pawnshop, came back to his father, and said; "The pawnshop offered $10.00 because it looks so worn.” ⠀
The father asked his son to go to the museum and show them the watch. He went to the museum, came back, and said to his father; “The curator offered $500,000.00 for this very rare piece to be included in their precious antique collections.” ⠀
The father said; “I wanted to let you know that the right place values you in the right way. Don't find yourself in the wrong place and get angry if you are not valued. Those that know your value are those who appreciate you, don't stay in a place where nobody sees your value.” ⠀
Scriptures to meditate on:
507 - Neal Anderson | Serving Your Way To Success
Long time friend, Neal Anderson, join me again for a revisit of Being the Starfish - this time specifically for the network marketer.
Pickup the audio version of Being The Starfish here.
506 - Motivation Monday | The 5% Rule
This little rule has helped me so much as I've built communities online. How can you apply it in your life today?
505 - Keeli Martinez | Essentially Obsessed Success
Keeli Martinez @essentiallyobsessed shares how she developed one of the largest followings on Instagram. With over 110,000 followers, she has built one of the most successful network marketing business organizations using her online influence. And, what's even more impressive is she did it organically - no tricks or black hat techniques.
This conversation occurred at a recent "Millennial Mastermind" I hosted for our DoTERRA team. A very inspiring conversation. Connect with Keeli on her website KeeliMartinez.com.
As a Christian who walked the path of becoming a creative entrepreneur I love the wisdom shared in this podcast!
Best podcast ever!!
Thanks for being so inspiring
I love Eric’s kindness and vulnerability when I listen to this podcast. When he shares, or speaks with a guest I always get such great value by sharing in the journey. If you are looking to be poured into by a real human full of integrity to encourage you, this is a great podcAst for you.