RMIT hosts Mike Freeman and Tyler Goold invite you along on their quest to learn how to be the richest men in town.
Episode #141: Chris Smyrnos-"You Have to Care"
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The Richest Men in Town podcast is all about bringing people together and this week's episode is a special night that reunites Tyler Goold with one of his favorite people. Chris Smyrnos is a "go-to guy" who is doing a lot of things right. He's a good friend to the guys but make no mistake about it, Chris is a deep pool with a lot to teach RMIT listeners. In his time, Chris leads the conversation across a wide range of topics including:
Superpower of choiceCompassion Power of small winsRoles in lifeA commitment to personal excellenceDependabilityModeling"What's important?"In the end, Lieutenant Smyrnos delivers a master class, helping all of us to remember the importance of perspective and striving to be better every day. More importantly, Chris is all about intentionally doing his part to be the person to help others along the way. To Chris, we raise a glass and toast him for the man, the husband, the father, the police officer, the friend, the son, and the leader that he is. Thanks for sharing your story and helping to show the way to better. Keep going, brother!
"We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets. We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society." -The Family Proclamation (1995)"“Next to love, balance is the most important thing.” -John WoodenAnd it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them." -1 Nephi 3:7References...
Dallas Maverick's Luka DoncicNFL Hall of Famer Jerome BettisWhite Stripes "Seven Nation Army"KMARTLittle Caesar's "Pizza, Pizza"Faith journey of Colorado Buffalos Head Coach Deion Sanders Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor FranklPsst...Check out our website or visit us on our Facebook and Instagram platforms.
Episode #140: Bryant Powell-"Everyone's Extraordinary"
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Tyler and Mike take a chance on a recommendation from friends of the program. Troy and Daphne Blanchard are living rich lives in Ecuador these days but their referral takes the guys to Apache Junction, Arizona where they get to know Bryant Powell. It turns out that Bryant Powell is as good as it gets and in his time with the guys, he drops all kinds of goodness. Bryant takes listeners back to the early days of his faith journey, going back to building his life as a young man on the underlined words of the Savior in his seminary scriptures. He also lets the guys in on some of the ups and downs that life is currently dealing him. Tyler and Mike go along for the ride and along the way, some great topics come up including:
Living and teaching timeless values like discipline and diligenceDefining "Enough"Perfectionism and comparisonStanding for somethingDealing with lossBuilding families and homesThrow in some talk about waterbeds, Pro Wings, and MCI phone cards and Bryant paints a rich life picture indeed. To the Powell family, thank you for the lives you are living. Bryant Powell, thank you for sharing your story and showing up for your family and your community. Keep going brother!
“Life with my parents and the other family members was natural and pleasant. Mutual support happened spontaneously and guaranteed the survival of people as well as of material and spiritual values. Until a few years ago, those bonds were so strong in the rural culture that they safeguarded ideals. The willingness to make sacrifices for others, to be able to wait for a reward, the devotion to work; for me, these are everlasting values. The joy of working together and sharing what was being produced turned work into a joyful liturgy, not a punishment. We all knew what was being done in the fields, in the garden, in the pastures, at home; planting, cultivating, raising children and helping parents. There was no wealth, but we were happy. And it makes me think: having enough is itself a form of wealth.” -Brunello Cucinelli, Italian billionaireReferences...
Apache Junction, ArizonaMLB Wild Card StandingsHaboobRMIT Episode #43: Troy Blanchard-"Choose Your Own Adventure"RMIT Episode #121: Daphne and Troy Blanchard-"Uh oh...Mom and Dad are Receiving Inspiration""The Imperfect Harvest" by Vern Stanfill"The Challenge to Become" by Elder Dallin H. OaksPro Wings shoesThomas the Train's PercyPsst...Check out our website or visit us on our Facebook and Instagram platforms.
Episode #139: Nick and Shellie Anderson-"Do the Work"
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The wait is over. After a bit of a break this summer, the guys are back with the highly anticipated debut of Season 6 of The Richest Men In Town. To kick things off, Tyler and Mike are excited to bring back Nick Anderson. Nick has been on a couple of times (check out Episodes #16 and #40) but this time the guys mix it up a bit by inviting his wife Shellie to join him on the program to tell her story...and what a story she has! Her faith journey has been an arduous one but early life lessons and adversity have shaped her to live an amazingly rich life and help others do the same. In their time with the Andersons, the guys learn about:
The importance of communicationEmpowerment vs. excusesThe power of coaching-especially for couples!Releasing expectations we hold of othersThe "constant companionship" of the Holy GhostWays to intentionally enhance marriageTo Shellie, thank you for your vulnerability in sharing your story with listeners. In the midst of extremely difficult challenges, you have shown courage and grace and reminded all of us that faith is a principle of action and that the grace that is available to all of us through the Atonement of Jesus Christ gives us strength to do that which we cannot do on our own. To all of our listeners, we want to invite you to check out Shellie's resources, including her coaching website, courses, and podcast. Let's pray to do things differently and then, with some intentionality, commit to do the work on ourselves. That's the only way things change.
"Find out who you are and do it on purpose." -Dolly Parton"The way you alchemize a soulless world into a sacred world is by treating everyone as if they are sacred until the sacred in them remembers." -Sarah Durham WilsonReferences...
Shellie Anderson CoachingRestore Yourself, Restore Your Marriage PodcastFirst Night, First Year CourseMarriage Enhancement CourseSaturday's Warriors (1989)The Holy Invitation by Anthony SweatLearn more about sexual assault in America by visiting RAINN.ORGIf you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, there's help. Call the National Sexual Assault Helpline at 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.
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Episode #138: Brian Grow-"Go Chase Struggle"
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We welcome back someone that needs no introduction to the RMIT podcast. The guest is Brian Grow and the conversation is rich and real as the guys catch up and dig in. Brian lets listeners in on life lessons and the guys add their two cents along the way. The result is an "unpolished" collection of nothing but the good stuff. As is always the case with Mr. Grow, the discussion covers a lot of ground. Here's a few of the highlights:
battling "stuff"teaching kids when they are ready to learnmodeling repentance and changefamily cultureloving and waitingdouble down on ourselvesstruggling with hard thingstalking to someone for helpfinding commonalitiesfoundational truthsTo Brian, thanks for the reminders and for the vulnerability. Everyone needs help and we all need to sit down with friends sometimes to get through things. You are welcome anytime! The takeaway from this one (and every RMIT episode!) is that this life is rich in any season and the invitation to any and all is always the same...to reflect and do something about what you hear.
“So you’re passionate? How passionate? What actions does your passion lead you to do? If the heart doesn’t find a perfect rhyme with the head, then your passion means nothing." -Bono References...
Book of Mormon-Moroni 8:25-26How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton Christiansen Atomic Habits by James ClearSimon Sinek on Short-term vs. Long-termPsst...Check out our website or visit us on our Facebook and Instagram platforms.
Episode #137: Tyler & Mike-"Reflecting on Old Friends"
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It's another new episode of the Richest Men in Town and this week's episode is short, sweet, and guestless as Tyler and Mike get some summer vacation on. Don't let the length fool you because the conversation is still rich as the guys come together to reflect on the life going on around them. This week's musings include:
lossliving it right know-do-be-becomingreflecting on experiencesimpact momentsfriendshipThe guys end with a challenge to listeners to reflect and reach out to old friends to reconnect and support one another through things. Repair breaches and remove wedges that old friend that's just around the corner may not always be there.
"The Final Judgment is not just an evaluation of a sum total of good and evil acts--what we have done. It is an acknowledgment of the final effect of our acts and thoughts--what we have become." -Elder Dallin H. Oaks"I wish I could get every member of the Church to go and partake of the sacrament, and when they took the bread, they'd ask themselves, 'Who am I? What am I doing? How am I living? Where am I going? What should I be accomplishing?' as they renew their covenants with the Lord. The minute they'd pick up the bread, something would happen." -Elder L. Tom PerryReferences...
Mount Shasta Resort GolfBrad Wilcox "His Grace is Sufficient"Charles Hanson Towne's "Around The Corner"Tim McGraw's My Old Friend The Boogeyman directed by Stephen KingPsst...Check out our website or visit us on our Facebook and Instagram platforms.
Episode #136: Dr. Justin Mudekereza-"Why Don't You Do Something?"
It's time for another new episode of the Richest Men In Town podcast and this week Tyler and Mike sit down with Dr. Justin Mudekereza. Dr. Justin is a humanitarian, philanthropist, consultant, college teacher, writer, politician and most importantly a husband and father. Dr. Justin shares some powerful lessons on family legacy, sacrificing for the greater good, living a faith driven life and the importance of investing time and energy into relationships. If you sat down for this movie you wouldn't believe it.
To Dr. Justin thank you for sharing your story with all of us. To those that have helped Justin along his journey, thank you. To the entire Mukekereza family, thank you for your faith and courage to being a source for good in the world. We cannot wait to see what you all do next! Listeners can tune into Dr. Justin's story at the link below:
I love the long-form podcast medium. This podcast is has a flexbile structure that allows stories to go where they need to go. I appreciate how I've gotten to know strangers and people that I've known for years in new ways. The questions provide real introspection, not only for the guest, but for the listener as well. I'm uplifted both by the tales of struggle and the striving for improvement. Overall, this feels like sitting around a campfire at that moment when the joking has subsided, and things get real.
Great Show With A Great Spirit!
What Mike and Tyler are doing with this show is so important. They are having honest conversations, with real people, in a way that truly connects with listeners. This podcast is fresh air for folks of all faiths!
This is exactly what we need in the world today!
I initially listened to support my friend Tyler but it didn’t take long to realize the power of these podcast sessions. What a great place to listen and share triumph and defeat. To celebrate our victories while giving thanks to those who helped us, especially the Lord. I’m hooked! I am a better man for listening and for the time I was a guest. Thank you Mike and Tyler for building this Town.