Pete Wilson is the former pastor of one of the fastest growing churches in the country, but life took a drastic turn when he went through personal burnout and a divorce. Armed with a new awareness that failure is not final and that unconditional love can melt away destructive shame, he’s discovering the beauty and purpose of life again. He has remarried and is now partnering with his wife, Jordyn, for this new podcast. Good Talk exists to help people take their mind off the temporary and heavy, and remind them of the joy of life, the love of God, and the possibilities that lie ahead. If you’re interested in living a more meaningful life but you don’t really know where to start or maybe you’re interested in spirituality but you’ve been burned or feel intimated by traditional religion, then this podcast is for you. Each week Pete and Jordyn will share some amazing stories and introduce you to some inspiring people. They’ll share what they’re struggling with (even when it’s not pretty), challenge us to rethink some religious misconceptions we’ve held onto, and give us some practical strategies to live the life we’ve been created to live.
The Most Important Letter You'll Ever Write
Have you ever thought about how you want to be remembered in life? We often focus so much time on "things" and "accomplishments" that we forget the things that are most important. We're talking about a book called "For You When I'm Gone" and the 12 questions to answer that you'd want your loved ones to know once you pass, which can ultimately help change the way you live now.
4 Things to Overcome When Trying Something New
Trying something new (or want to)?? GREAT. You're our people. When you want to embark on a new journey, idea, habit, lifestyle, etc. it can be filled with more unknowns and fear than anything else. What will people think? What if I fail? The list goes on and on. We're talking about 4 questions you have to be able to answer "YES" to when trying something new to set you up for success. Try to answer these before you start this new thing!
How Often Do You Finish This Sentence?
For whatever reason in our culture and in some spheres of religion, we're made to believe that we shouldn't be too "proud" of our accomplishments or things that we have done. And while humility is a great characteristic, we need to learn to be proud of ourselves for things we've accomplished and for how far we've come. We talk about how this mental shift can actually fuel you toward your next big accomplishment.
4 Things I'm Still Learning NOT to Do
We often focus on the things in life that we need to start doing, but today we're talking about things that are likely taking up some precious real estate in our lives that need to be kicked to the curb to help us live a more authentic, happy life.
Failure is Not Something You Do
If we can switch our mindset around "failure," we can take more chances and live a more intentional life without the paralyzing fear of what others would think if we didn't succeed at something. If you have something in your life that you want to tackle, but you're scared to take the leap, this episode is for you.
The Most Dangerous Word in the English Language
We're continuing Week 2 of our "Living an Extraordinary Life" series with an encouragement to help you push past any procrastination you may be falling into in life. It's time to stop putting "it" off (whatever "it" may be for you). Procrastinating until tomorrow what needs to be done today can be what is keeping you from living the life you've always wanted.
Enjoying these. Great convo starters with wife!
Relationship advice from a disgraced cheater? Hard pass
Pete cheats on his wife of 19 years and leaves her and his 3 boys for his young intern (how cliché) and now he wants to give relationship advice. Here’s some advice for his new wife. You lose them how you get them. Cheaters gonna cheat.
Trust is gained over time. When trust is lost - the opportunity to speak into peoples lives is also lost (at least for a season). Please find other mentors that you can truly trust and have a proven track record in their own personal lives!