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The Be Unbound Podcast teaches young adults and their parents how to ask the right questions, take action, and understand key truths that will enable them to live well, by showcasing conversations with guests who display what it looks like to be extraordinary at the ordinary.

The Be Unbound Podcast Be Unbound

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    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

The Be Unbound Podcast teaches young adults and their parents how to ask the right questions, take action, and understand key truths that will enable them to live well, by showcasing conversations with guests who display what it looks like to be extraordinary at the ordinary.

    Sarah Shaw: Artists are Leaders

    Sarah Shaw: Artists are Leaders

    Sarah Shaw returns to the Be Unbound Podcast for a deep discussion about that artists play in our culture. We dive into the philosophy of art, its cultural impact, and the importance of purposeful art. Sarah shares from her experience as an artist and as an entrepreneur about how art can shape culture, moving beyond the stereotypical 'starving artist' stereotype. We loved her insights on how to transform your creative passion into a sustainable career, and how she feels about the recent controversial portrait of King Charles.
    Sarah will be joining our Ascend program at Unbound to lead our new Art track, which you can find out more about at beunbound.us/ascend.
     
    Hosts: Jonathan Brush, David Rethemeyer
    Producer: Kyle Hill

    00:51 Introducing Sarah Shaw and the new Unbound Art Track
    03:26 The Importance of Art in Culture
    04:28 Sarah Shaw's Journey and Perspective on Art
    08:06 Discussing the Portrait of King Charles
    12:25 The Role of Art and Artists in Society
    22:10 Encouragement for Aspiring Artists
    29:10 Conclusion and Final Thoughts

    • 34 min
    Alison Grant: Letting Go of Your Dreams to Find Better Ones

    Alison Grant: Letting Go of Your Dreams to Find Better Ones

    Alison Grant joins us for a special episode that offers the other side of story from her husband Scott who joined us earlier this season. Alison shares from a fresh perspective the extraordinary yet relatable journey of parenting and juggling life's unexpected changes. She shares some of the practical adaptation she's made in homeschooling each of her six children while tracing the trajectory from sacrificing personal dreams to witnessing them evolve into something greater. Alison's story is woven with themes of faith, hope, and the power of humor in parenting. We talk about embracing new stages of life, the importance of remaining fluid with one’s goals, and how God often supersedes our dreams with His larger plans. Alison's stories of personal growth, alongside her children's remarkable ventures from homeschooling to impacting lives globally, embody the spirit of extraordinary living in ordinary life. This episode is not just a testament to the Grants' enriching journey but also serves as a beacon of encouragement for parents navigating the exhilarating challenges of raising children to thrive beyond expectations.
    00:00 Embracing Life's Evolving Goals and Dreams
    00:42 Welcome to the Be Unbound Podcast with Alison Grant
    02:24 Alison Grant: A Journey of Extraordinary Parenting
    05:56 Navigating the Unpredictable Path of Homeschooling
    08:09 Balancing Career, Parenting, and Personal Growth
    15:08 Finding Joy and Lessons in Life's Unexpected Turns
    23:12 Letting Your Children Dream Bigger Than You Imagined
    25:18 Embracing Life's Seasons and Pursuing Dreams
    26:13 The Joy of Sacrifice and Simple Living
    26:47 Redefining Goals: A Spiritual Perspective
    27:42 Passion and Flexibility: The Napkin Philosophy
    28:42 Family Influences: Sharing Interests and Dreams
    29:55 Unexpected Adventures and Parental Influence
    30:58 Navigating Challenges with a Positive Attitude
    32:30 A Lesson in Adaptability and Teamwork
    35:20 Concluding Thoughts on Faithfulness and Hope
    40:35 Reflecting on Capstone and the Power of Hope
    43:48 The Unbound Experience: Growth, Community, and Hope
     
     
    Learn more about Unbound: https://beunbound.us/
    Hosts: Jonathan Brush, David Rethemeyer
    Producer: Kyle Hill

    • 46 min
    David Hazell: Micro Schools & My Father's World

    David Hazell: Micro Schools & My Father's World

    In this episode of the Be Unbound Podcast, we have a tremendous conversation with David Hazell, co-founder of My Father's World Curriculum and a key figure in the development of micro schools. David shares his unconventional journey from spreading the gospel in Siberia and working in Bible translation to establishing an education system that challenges traditional models. With a passion for innovative missions and education, David discusses the origins and impact of My Father's World, his vision for micro schools as a response to the current state of public education, and his commitment to the Great Commission through business. His approach emphasizes radical generosity, hands-on discipleship, and leveraging profit for kingdom-building. David Hazell is someone who acts on his convictions, and we know that you'll be delightfully challenged with his approach to discipleship and education.
     
    You can find out more about David's work here:
    My Father's World: mfwbooks.com/declare Public School Rescue: publicschoolrescue.com  
    If you have a homeschooled student in My Father's World High School curriculum, join the Unbound Declare program. Declare allows you to join a team of students going through the My Father's World curriculum, access to an Unbound coach, and all kinds of things that we do inside of our own high school curriculum integrated into one package. Book a free call with our team today to join.
     
    Learn more about Unbound: https://beunbound.us/
    Hosts: Jonathan Brush, David Rethemeyer
    Producer: Kyle Hill
     
    00:00 A Bold Vision for Missionary Work
    00:38 Welcome to the Be Unbound Podcast
    01:49 Introducing David Hazell: A Man of Impact
    04:05 David Hazell's Journey: From Siberia to My Father's World
    05:33 The Evolution of My Father's World and Beyond
    07:52 Navigating the Homeschooling Surge of 2020
    09:01 The Rise of Microschools: A New Educational Paradigm
    28:23 Great Commission Businesses: Merging Faith and Entrepreneurship
    35:36 Reflections and Takeaways

    • 44 min
    Seth Showalter: An Unconventional Higher Education

    Seth Showalter: An Unconventional Higher Education

    In this episode of the Be Unbound podcast, we dive into another segment of our Extraordinary at Ordinary series with extraordinary conversation with Seth Showalter, a close friend and former editor of this podcast. We explore his unconventional journey post-high school and how he explored alternatives to traditional higher education. Seth shares his story, starting from working at Chick-fil-A, moving through different career opportunities, to eventually buying his own house at age 22 without incurring college debt. We discuss the power of long-term thinking, making decisions out of gratitude, and the value of asking deep, meaningful questions to navigate life's choices. Seth's journey is a testament to thinking differently about education, career, and personal growth, offering insights into living a fulfilling and unconventional life.
     
    Learn more about Unbound: https://beunbound.us/
    Hosts: Jonathan Brush, David Rethemeyer
    Producer: Kyle Hill

    • 37 min
    Trent Emmack: Embrace the Challenges to Find Your Way

    Trent Emmack: Embrace the Challenges to Find Your Way

    In this episode of the Be Unbound podcast, we talk with Unbound team member and alum, Trent Emmack. From battling a video game addiction and obesity in his teenage years to joining a football team for a complete lifestyle overhaul, Trent's story is one of resilience and transformation. Trent shares insights into overcoming challenges, the impact of making small but significant life changes, and the value of embracing community and intellectual growth. Through his journey from struggling student to influential speaker and team member, Trent exemplifies how dedication and the right support can lead to extraordinary achievements in seemingly ordinary lives.
     
    Learn more about Unbound: https://beunbound.us/
     
    Hosts: Jonathan Brush, David Rethemeyer
    Producer: Kyle Hill

    • 40 min
    Tim Fisher: Serving Others Leads to Excellence

    Tim Fisher: Serving Others Leads to Excellence

    This episode of the Be Unbound podcast features an in-depth interview with Tim Fisher, an alum, colleague, and friend of the Unbound team. Tim describes his life as puzzle pieces slowly coming together without knowing the full pictures. Growing up in a conservative Anabaptist community, Tim discusses how he broke away from traditional expectations by pursuing higher education and a career in finance, despite having no prior experience. His story is one of determination, highlighting how hard work, a service-oriented approach, and a willingness to take risks propelled his career. We dive into how Tim embodies the principles of being extraordinary in ordinary situations and the role of Unbound in providing connections and community for personal and professional growth. Tim's journey showcases the impact of mentorship, the importance of service, and the transformative power of embracing every opportunity that comes your way.
     
    Learn more about Unbound: https://beunbound.us/
    Hosts: Jonathan Brush, David Rethemeyer
     
    Producer: Kyle Hill

    • 45 min

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