34 episodes

How do you make the impossible possible? The answer might be simpler than you think. It begins with removing the 'I am', the ego, and embracing the power of humility and intention. At "Greatness From Small Beginnings", we believe that every monumental achievement starts with small, intentional steps. Remember, the greatest among us didn't start at the top; they rose from humble beginnings. But to unlock your true potential, you must realize you're destined for something greater.

Are you seeking more than just a good life? Are you ready to embark on a journey towards greatness? Join us on "Greatness From Small Beginnings", where we talk to those who have transformed their lives from mediocrity to motivated, from overlooked to overachieving, from forgettable to unforgettable.

Together, let's take those small steps towards greatness. Are you ready? Let's go.

Greatness From Small Beginnings Keith L Callaway

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How do you make the impossible possible? The answer might be simpler than you think. It begins with removing the 'I am', the ego, and embracing the power of humility and intention. At "Greatness From Small Beginnings", we believe that every monumental achievement starts with small, intentional steps. Remember, the greatest among us didn't start at the top; they rose from humble beginnings. But to unlock your true potential, you must realize you're destined for something greater.

Are you seeking more than just a good life? Are you ready to embark on a journey towards greatness? Join us on "Greatness From Small Beginnings", where we talk to those who have transformed their lives from mediocrity to motivated, from overlooked to overachieving, from forgettable to unforgettable.

Together, let's take those small steps towards greatness. Are you ready? Let's go.

    Ep. 33 - Raising the Next Generation & Embracing Uncomfortable Growth | Guest: Paul Callaway

    Ep. 33 - Raising the Next Generation & Embracing Uncomfortable Growth | Guest: Paul Callaway

    In this solo episode, host Keith L. Callaway dives into the multi-faceted concept of greatness, sharing personal stories and insights on how small beginnings can lead to significant impact. Joined by his son, Paul Callaway, they discuss the importance of defining greatness, embracing suffering, and instilling values of hard work and resilience in the next generation.

    Key Points:


    Introduction of Paul Callaway: Keith introduces his son, Paul, and discusses their entrepreneurial spirits and shared business ventures.
    Defining Greatness: Exploring the idea that greatness is fulfilling one's greatest potential and walking the path that God has set.
    Small Beginnings: Reflecting on the Callaway family's modest beginnings and how their journey has shaped their current success.
    Layers of Protection: Discussing the multiple layers of support that insulate their family from suffering and how this contrasts with many people's experiences.
    Suffering and Sacrifice: The importance of choosing to embrace discomfort and suffering to grow and relate to the suffering of Christ.
    Teaching Children Resilience: Strategies for teaching children the value of hard work, discipline, and the ability to thrive in less comfortable environments.
    Practical Wisdom: Practical advice on building a mindset of greatness through consistent effort, such as the idea of practicing something for 18 minutes a day to achieve proficiency.
    The Long Game: Emphasizing that greatness is a long-term journey that involves building deep connections and instilling lasting values in children.

    Resources Mentioned:


    Zig Ziglar's quote: "You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness."
    Personal anecdotes and stories from the Callaway family.

     

    • 40 min
    Ep. 32 - Liberty and Greatness: Rediscovering True Freedom

    Ep. 32 - Liberty and Greatness: Rediscovering True Freedom

    Episode Overview: In this episode of "Greatness From Small Beginnings," Keith L. Callaway explores the concept of true freedom, reflecting on Independence Day and the broader meaning of liberty. Using scriptural references and personal anecdotes, Keith delves into the contrast between living out our pleasures and understanding the deeper, more profound sense of freedom envisioned by our founders and in the scriptures.

    Key Points:


    Reflection on Independence Day: Keith shares observations from the week of July 4th, drawing parallels between historical and personal insights.
    Scriptural Insights: Key passages from Ecclesiastes 3 and Ephesians 5 are discussed, emphasizing the balance and wisdom required to live a life of true freedom.
    Personal Anecdotes: A story about a poem handed to Keith at a restaurant serves as a catalyst for discussing the deeper meanings of freedom and liberty.
    Historical Context: The episode revisits the founding fathers' vision of freedom and how it aligns with biblical principles.
    Call to Action: Listeners are encouraged to seek true freedom through Christ and to embrace their designed potential for greatness.

    Resources and References:


    Ecclesiastes 3: A time for everything.
    Ephesians 5:15-20: Living wisely and making the most of every opportunity.
    Poem: "Let Freedom Rain" by DJ Johnson.
    Quotes from Zig Ziglar: Emphasizing the potential for greatness.

     

    • 10 min
    Ep. 31 - Mastering Independence: 10 Practical Tips You Didn't Expect

    Ep. 31 - Mastering Independence: 10 Practical Tips You Didn't Expect

    In this solo episode, Keith L. Callaway explores the theme of independence, providing listeners with ten practical and often surprising ways to embrace and enhance their independence. As we approach Independence Day, Keith reflects on personal routines, values, and lifelong learning, sharing insights that are both actionable and inspiring.

    Key Points:


    Keep Your Room Clean: The importance of a tidy space in creating momentum and purpose.
    Learn an In-Demand Skill: Continual learning as a pathway to independence and career growth.
    Always Be Prepared: The Boy Scout motto applied to life and business.
    Know Yourself: Understanding your purpose and values to live a fulfilling life.
    Stand Up for Your Values: The necessity of identifying and defending your core values.
    Give Your Work Your All: The link between hard work and future independence.
    Own Your Mistakes: The rare but crucial skill of acknowledging and learning from errors.
    Embrace Responsibility: Taking full responsibility for all aspects of your life.
    Embrace Curiosity: Cultivating curiosity to drive personal and professional growth.
    Always Be Learning: The critical role of lifelong learning in staying vital and engaged.

    Resources Mentioned:


    Admiral McRaven's Commencement Speech
    Dave Ramsey's Financial Advice
    Zig Ziglar's Quotes

    Call to Action: Reflect on these ten principles and identify one area to focus on in the coming week. Embrace the journey towards greater independence and share your progress with us on social media using #GreatnessFromSmallBeginnings.

    Go be great!

     

    • 24 min
    Ep. 30 - Fatherhood, Health, and Mindset: Building a Lasting Legacy

    Ep. 30 - Fatherhood, Health, and Mindset: Building a Lasting Legacy

    Introduction:


    Welcome and thank you for tuning in to the Greatness from Small Beginnings podcast.
    Introduction of the theme: The importance of mindset in achieving greatness.
    Mention of Father's Day and Men's Health Month.

    Key Points:


    The 1% Difference:

    Reference to a coach's book about the 1% difference between people.
    Emphasis on the potential to be great within everyone.


    Intentional Thinking and Mindset:

    Explanation of the catchphrase: "The best way to total health is intentional thinking."
    Importance of positive self-talk and mindset in achieving greatness.
    Examples from top tennis players and Kobe Bryant's work ethic.


    Personal Reflections:

    Keith shares personal anecdotes about fatherhood and grandfatherhood.
    Discussion on the importance of mental and physical health for men.


    Legacy and Long-Term Thinking:

    The importance of thinking about and planning for one's legacy.
    Challenges younger listeners to start considering their legacy early on.


    Retirement and Continued Contribution:

    Critique of the traditional concept of retirement.
    Encouragement to continue contributing and building legacy in later years.


    Call to Action:

    Encouragement to embrace a mindset of continuous improvement.
    Importance of health (physical, mental, and spiritual) in achieving one's potential.



    Resources Mentioned:


    References to studies and books on mindset and greatness.
    Mention of previous podcast episodes related to fatherhood and men's health.

    Conclusion:


    Summary of key takeaways.
    Encouragement to apply the discussed principles in daily life.
    Call to action to think deeply about one's legacy and make intentional efforts towards health and greatness.

     

    • 23 min
    Ep. 29 - The Secret to Being a Good Father: Insights from Experience

    Ep. 29 - The Secret to Being a Good Father: Insights from Experience

    Episode Overview:

    In this episode of Greatness From Small Beginnings, host Keith L. Callaway delves into the intricate world of fatherhood, sharing his personal journey and experiences. With Father's Day around the corner, Keith explores the concept of being a good father through the lens of servant leadership. He discusses practical tips, challenges, and the rewarding aspects of fatherhood.

    Key Points:


    Introduction to the episode's theme: Fatherhood and Servant Leadership.
    Personal anecdotes and experiences from Keith's own journey as a father.
    The importance of being a servant leader in the context of family and fatherhood.
    Practical tips for being a supportive and effective father.
    Overcoming common challenges faced by fathers.
    The impact of fatherhood on personal growth and development.
    Resources and references for further reading on servant leadership and parenting.

    Resources and References:


    Book: "The Servant: A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership" by James C. Hunter.
    Article: "The Importance of Servant Leadership in Parenting"
    Podcast: "The Dad Edge Podcast", focusing on fatherhood and leadership.

     

    • 18 min
    Ep. 28 - Unlocking Greatness: The Power of Competing with Yourself

    Ep. 28 - Unlocking Greatness: The Power of Competing with Yourself

    In this episode of "Greatness From Small Beginnings," host Keith L. Callaway delves into the concept of self-competition and its critical role in achieving personal and professional greatness. Inspired by an article from The Tuttle Twins magazine, Keith shares valuable insights on how to embrace challenges, overcome failures, and continually strive for improvement.

    Key Points Discussed:


    Introduction: Keith explains the inspiration behind the episode and the importance of discipline and competition.
    Article Reading: A reading of the *The Tuttle Twins* article on competition and perseverance.
    Self-Competition: The benefits of competing against oneself rather than others.
    Personal Experiences: Keith shares personal anecdotes, including his journey of running a marathon and the lessons learned from it.
    Practical Advice: Tips on how to practice consistently, set personal records, and achieve incremental progress.
    Encouragement: Keith's motivational message encouraging listeners to pursue greatness in their daily lives.

    Resources Mentioned:


    The Tuttle Twins magazine
    Various social media platforms for finding motivational content

    Call to Action:

    Keith encourages listeners to think about what they want to achieve, set their own goals, and work diligently towards them. Remember, "you were built for more than average."

    • 12 min

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