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Most people never give themselves permission or know how to chase their big ambitions. Our framework helps you discover, declare, and realize yours so you can have a fulfilling life and impact the world for good.

Dream Big Podcast with Bob Goff and Friends AccessMore

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 1.4K Ratings

Most people never give themselves permission or know how to chase their big ambitions. Our framework helps you discover, declare, and realize yours so you can have a fulfilling life and impact the world for good.

    Ginny Owens - Listening to Another Voice

    Ginny Owens - Listening to Another Voice

    As we try to think through shifts in our careers or moving forward on our ambitions, nothing will debilitate us faster than focusing on the roadblocks or distractions. Our human nature will draw us to see things that just aren't there, or to miss the important pieces altogether.
    That's why I asked my dear friend, Ginny Owens, to shed some light on what it looks like to listen to another voice.
    Blind since age three, Ginny’s unique approach to music and books on darkness, life, and faith has a way of helping us see more clearly so we can find hope in the midst of suffering. Here's what she's learned: "You don't always get to choose your circumstances, but you do get to choose the story your life tells."
    A multiple award-winning and critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter, Ginny Owens became a household name when she was named the Gospel Music Association’s “New Artist of the Year” in 2000. In a meaningful career that now encompasses nearly two decades of music – including 10 full-length recordings, three EPs, a popular Christmas album, number one radio singles, and numerous film and television placements – Ginny’s heartbeat behind the music remains the same – to inspire others through sharing her own story in song.
    Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, a degenerative eye condition left Ginny completely blind by the tender age of three. As her vision diminished, her love of music and the piano expanded, and Ginny discovered songwriting as a window into her unseen world. The unique perspectives inspired by her vision impairment have resulted in inspirational lyrics paired with her diverse musicianship to afford her a space on an even more diverse set of stages, including the Sundance Film Festival, Lilith Fair and the White House, and recordings that transcend genre expectations.
    In November 2016, Owens launched the Love Be the Loudest campaign, an initiative in which a portion of album sales are donated to increasing the work of already thriving non-profit organizations.
    A 3-time Dove Award winner, Ginny’s songs have also been recorded by popular artists like Michael W. Smith, JJ Heller and Rachael Lampa, and the sought-after songstress was commissioned to write the song, “Fly Away,” for the 2017 film, Trafficked – a song that found itself among the song selections considered for the Academy Awards ballot for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture earlier this year. Ginny is also an author, co-authoring Transcending Mysteries, published by HarperCollins in 2015, and the multi-faceted performer also hosts a popular video blog entitled, “How I See It,” in which Owens helps viewers understand the ins-and-outs of living day-to-day life as a blind person.
    For more information on Ginny, or her philanthropic work with Love Be the Loudest, visit: GinnyOwens.com and LoveBeTheLoudest.com. Ginny's new book, "Singing in the Dark: Finding Hope in the Songs of Scripture" is now available. 
    On the episode:
    Producer : Tatave Abeshyan 
    Producer & Co-host : Scott Schimmel 
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    • 25 min
    Bonus Episode - Celebrating 4 Million Downloads

    Bonus Episode - Celebrating 4 Million Downloads

    When we started the Dream Big Podcast, our hope was to provide some inspiring and empowering content for a few of our friends who’d participated in past Dream Big workshops. We didn’t have the imagination that it would be shared with so many friends. 
    Thank you for giving us the honor to walk alongside you as you chase your big ambitions- you’re the fuel that keeps us going. 
    As a way to celebrate 4 million downloads to date, we want to share the From Dream to Reality mini workbook we put together. Just click here to grab i t, print it out, and spend some time making your dreams come to life.

    • 16 min
    Greg McKeown - Clearing Out the Nonessential

    Greg McKeown - Clearing Out the Nonessential

    Greg McKeown is a speaker, a bestselling author, and the host of the popular podcast What’s Essential. He has been covered by The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, Politico, and Inc., has been interviewed on NPR, NBC, Fox, and The Steve Harvey Show, and is among the most popular bloggers for LinkedIn. He is also a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum. McKeown’s New York Times bestselling book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less has sold more than a million copies worldwide. Originally from London, England, he now lives in California with his wife, Anna, and their four children.
    On the episode:
    Producer : Tatave Abeshyan
    Producer & Co-host : Scott Schimmel
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    • 19 min
    Jenny Nuccio - Selling Everything

    Jenny Nuccio - Selling Everything

    Jenny Nuccio is the Founder and CEO of Imani Collective — a social enterprise + holistic women’s empowerment program in Mombasa, Kenya committed to breaking the generational poverty. Having lived as an integral part of her Kenyan community since 2013, she is committed to the collaborative advancement of equitable opportunity for the friends she works with every day, as well as for marginalized populations world-wide.

    She also is the Co-Founder of the School of Ethical Impact and brings a unique intersection of both classroom + real-world social entrepreneurship expertise. But this is only part of her identity: Most days you can find her laughing with her kiddos, wondering the streets of Mombasa, or simply enjoying a great cup of Kenyan coffee. She wears many hats, but some of her favorites are being a wife and mother of three who is passionate about spreading joy and helping inspire women from all walks of life to pursue their dreams and step into their true potential.

    On the episode:
    Producer : Tatave Abeshyan
    Producer & Co-host : Scott Schimmel

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    In vintage Bob fashion, you can join him on his adventure of living a life of whimsy, love, and action. Each week you'll receive a video message from Bob, plus guided reflection exercises and activities for personal growth and structured conversations with friends.

    Now more than ever we need to look to voices we can trust. If Bob's message has inspired you in the past, you're not going to want to miss out on Bob Weekly. So sign up today and let Bob guide you as you go through this unpredictable thing called your life.

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    • 26 min
    Michael Jr. - Shifting Your Perspective

    Michael Jr. - Shifting Your Perspective

    Gifted comedian, actor, podcast host, and author, Michael Jr., lives life with the punchline in mind. His laugh-out-loud stand-up shows, paired with his remarkable humility and candor, have landed him appearances on shows including The Tonight Show, The Late-Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, BET's ComicView, and more. A touring comedian, Michael Jr. uses comedy to inspire audiences to find their purpose and live a life fulfilled. Michael Jr. has spent a significant portion of his career making laughter commonplace in uncommon places such as homeless shelters and prisons, in addition to empowering his audiences with an appearance in Sony Pictures' feature film War Room as well as starring roles in Selfie Dad and MORE THAN FUNNY. Out on April 13, 2021, Michael Jr.'s debut book, FUNNY HOW LIFE WORKS, shares pivotal, often hilarious stories from his life, punctuated by self-reflections, universal truths, and earnest encouragement for readers to pick up the same threads and lessons in their own lives. On the home front, Michael Jr. is happily married and is the father to five beautiful children.

    On the episode:
    Producer : Tatave Abeshyan
    Producer & Co- host : Scott Schimmel 
    JOIN BOB WEEKLY
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    In vintage Bob fashion, you can join him on his adventure of living a life of whimsy, love, and action. Each week you'll receive a video message from Bob, plus guided reflection exercises and activities for personal growth and structured conversations with friends.
    Now more than ever we need to look to voices we can trust. If Bob's message has inspired you in the past, you're not going to want to miss out on Bob Weekly. So sign up today and let Bob guide you as you go through this unpredictable thing called your life.
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    • 32 min
    Jon Acuff - Changing the Soundtracks

    Jon Acuff - Changing the Soundtracks

    Jon Acuff is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including his Wall Street Journal #1 bestseller, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. He’s an INC Magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences and companies around the world including: FedEx, Nissan, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Chick-fil-A, Nokia, and Comedy Central. His large and highly engaged social media following includes nearly 300,000 Twitter followers, more than 187,000 Facebook followers, more than 125,000 Instagram followers, and more than 90,000 email subscribers who look to him for his unique blend of humor, honesty, and hope. He lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and two teenage daughters. His latest book, Soundtracks, will be available nationwide April 6, 2021.

    On the episode:
    Producer : Tatave Abeshyan
    Producer & Co-host : Scott Schimmel

    JOIN BOB WEEKLY

    We’ve launched a new subscription-based offering with exclusive content from the one and only Bob Goff.

    In vintage Bob fashion, you can join him on his adventure of living a life of whimsy, love, and action. Each week you'll receive a video message from Bob, plus guided reflection exercises and activities for personal growth and structured conversations with friends.

    Now more than ever we need to look to voices we can trust. If Bob's message has inspired you in the past, you're not going to want to miss out on Bob Weekly. So sign up today and let Bob guide you as you go through this unpredictable thing called your life.

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Yellowyak2 ,

Joy embodied

Thanks to Bob and Jennifer for embodying joy to us. The interview questions were wonderful and I so appreciated how transparent you both were in your answers. I am parent transitioning from full time motherhood to empty nester in the next few months. This excited me about this transition bc I see the potential joy I can take to others. Thank you so much!

Missbessey ,

Bob Goff & Jon Acuff

Two of my favorite people and podcasters together! What a great and thoughtful episode by these two influential and kind men. Simple, yet powerful tips from Jon on how to stop overthinking and accomplish your goal(s). Listen to this episode...once, twice, write down the steps, and then get to work!
Thanks Bob for featuring Jon, and making these resources available to people!
Subscribe to both of these down to earth, yet relevant guys! It’s always a good use of your time.

littlebird1983 ,

Thank you bob.

Greatest relief of my life, hearing you say in all your years of this beautiful life, God has never audibly spoken to you.
Thank you...just thank you❤️
-Alisa Turner-

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