19 episodes

Whether it’s health, career, relationships, finances or family. Life doesn’t always go as planned. But that doesn’t mean that in those unplanned moments, crises, challenges or downright devastations your dreams can’t come to fruition. Sometimes it’s the detours that take us to a destination we never could have dreamt of.

Pete and Kim Vargas have seen their share of “plot twists”. They’ve been hit forwards, backwards and while it could have been easier to stay down and let their circumstances end the desires and dreams they had in their hearts they chose to continue. They chose to stand back up.

Join Pete and Kim each week as they share stories of their own, as well as everyday people, talk about how their “plans” didn’t go so perfectly.
However, through adversity, they came to discover their Not So Perfect Plan was indeed perfect for their story. Learn how to take life’s challenges, and start seeing them as an opportunity to grow, stay strong and become resilient.

The Not So Perfect Plan The Not So Perfect Plan

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 90 Ratings

Whether it’s health, career, relationships, finances or family. Life doesn’t always go as planned. But that doesn’t mean that in those unplanned moments, crises, challenges or downright devastations your dreams can’t come to fruition. Sometimes it’s the detours that take us to a destination we never could have dreamt of.

Pete and Kim Vargas have seen their share of “plot twists”. They’ve been hit forwards, backwards and while it could have been easier to stay down and let their circumstances end the desires and dreams they had in their hearts they chose to continue. They chose to stand back up.

Join Pete and Kim each week as they share stories of their own, as well as everyday people, talk about how their “plans” didn’t go so perfectly.
However, through adversity, they came to discover their Not So Perfect Plan was indeed perfect for their story. Learn how to take life’s challenges, and start seeing them as an opportunity to grow, stay strong and become resilient.

    18. Rewriting 2020 with Kim Vargas

    18. Rewriting 2020 with Kim Vargas

    In early 2020 the Vargas family decided to make this year, the most exciting year yet. They referred to it as a "once in a lifetime travel year." 
    They had big and small trips planned, fun experiences for each kid on the calendar, and the count down was on. 
    Then, in what felt like a blink of an eye, their year was canceled. 
    In today's episode, Kim shares how they have turned 2020 around and made it a year full of memories and adventure for their family in the midst of chaos. 
    Share this episode with a family that feels like their 2020 plan is not going so perfectly.
     
    LINKS:
    thenotsoperfectplan.com The video that sucked me in:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5PJFUMiEZA
    Walker Family Goods
    https://walkergoods.com
     
    QUICK EPISODE SUMMARY
    0:02 What to expect today 2:40 When the world felt canceled 5:40 The quote Kim has lived by 6:38 How did you handle this first part of the year? 7:39 What have you done to thrive? 9:43 The year of adventure 14:37 What is your new plan?  

    • 17 min
    17. Stepping Into Abundance with Pete and Kim Vargas

    17. Stepping Into Abundance with Pete and Kim Vargas

    If you were to take a time-machine back to the early 2000s, you would find the newly married Vargas family living in a small town, barely making 18,000 a year. 
    Fast forward to today and Pete and Kim are proud to say they are first-generation millionaires. 
    How did they do it?
    On today's podcast, Pete and Kim share the practical steps they took to start generating more income so they could leave a legacy and start making an impact through generosity. 
    LINKS
    Read the blog: thenotsoperfectplan.com
     
    QUICK EPISODE SUMMARY:
    0:19 What to expect today 2:08 Conversation starts 5:06 The hope for this episode 10:11 Setting the right goals 18:00 When Pete and Kim started their side hustle 23:39 Finding your superpower 27:21 The importance of finding a mentor 33:47 Who is your guide when it comes to money? 45:44 The real impact of money  

    • 48 min
    16. Take Control Over Your Money Mindset with Chris Hogan

    16. Take Control Over Your Money Mindset with Chris Hogan

    In this episode, Pete Vargas interviews wealth and mindset expert Chris Hogan. Chris is a two-time #1 national bestselling author, financial expert, and host of The Chris Hogan Show. Since 2005, Chris has served at Ramsey Solutions, giving practical money advice on retirement, investing and building wealth 
     
    During this powerful conversation, you will learn how to start using money as a tool to build the life and businesses in your heart. Chris will breakdown debt, budging, creating a legacy every unhealthy mindset you have regarding money, and building wealth, and more!
     
    LINKS:
    www.daveramsey.com/chris-hogan facebook.com/chrishogan360 chrishogan360.com Everyday Millionaires Book  Retire Inspired Its Financial  
    Quick Episode Summary:
    0:02 What to expect today 4:11 Welcome Chris 4:28 How to transform your money mindset 6:10 Opportunities are still available 10:00 Control the controllable 16:45 Don’t let stuff have you 21:55 End the cycle 29:00 What you can learn from the biggest millionaires 33:49 Advice for W2 employees that want to be entrepreneurs 36:20 What Chris is doing today 37:30 Pete’s biggest takeaways

    • 41 min
    15. Overcoming Any Situation With The Power Of Your Why With JJ Virgin

    15. Overcoming Any Situation With The Power Of Your Why With JJ Virgin

    On today's podcast, Kim and Pete welcome certified Nutrition and health specialist, speaker, and New York Times Bestselling author, JJ Virgin.
    While writing her first book, JJ got the terrifying news that her oldest son had been hit by a car while walking in the neighborhood.
    When arriving at the hospital, the Doctors told her that her son had a 0.2% chance of recovering and making it through the required surgeries. 
    The Virgin family took those odds and pursued health and wholeness for their son. 
    This experience for JJ holds many lessons for all of us. Lessons on resilience, the power of your mindset, and how to stay focus on your goals when your plan isn't going so perfect.  
     
    LINKS:
    Read the blog:  thenotsoperfectplan.com JJ's Book Warrior Mom  
    Quick Episode Summary:
    0:02 What to expect today 3:14 Welcome JJ 4:16 Why vision is important 7:08 JJ’s plan 8:30 When JJ’s son was hit by a car 20:00 The joy of helping others 21:59 How to protect your mind in crisis 27:57 What happens when people come out of a coma 33:55 JJ’s book launch 39:04 How to achieve two goals at ones 43:55 JJ’s advice for parents 48:48 Pete and Kims biggest takeaways

    • 53 min
    14. Creating a Legacy Through Lessons

    14. Creating a Legacy Through Lessons

    "The goal is not to live forever, it is to create something that will." Pete Vargas
    In today's podcast, Pete Vargas takes you on a tour of the first home he and Kim bought.
    This house holds not only memories of the Vargas family and the genesis of their business, Advance Your Reach. It contains five key lessons we all can learn from as we pursue our plans.
     
    LINKS: 
    Read the full blog here: thenotsoperfectplan.com
     
    Quick Episode Summary:
    0:02 What to expect today 0:20 Why Pete is riding solo today 1:41 Why Pete and Kim became renters 3:31 Life is about creating a legacy 6:52 Take a tour with us 7:49 Pete’s request for you 9:54 What is scaring you? 10:48 What excuses are you making 12:30 Going against the norm 14:04 What are you investing in? 15:15 You are the greatest assets 18:35 What resonated with you the most? 22:15 What The Not So Perfect Plan is all about

    • 24 min
    13. Part Two: Creating Better Relationships With Yourself And Others with The Enneagram with Ian Cron

    13. Part Two: Creating Better Relationships With Yourself And Others with The Enneagram with Ian Cron

    "The Enneagram does not put you in a box. It shows you the box you're already in and how to get out of it." - Ian Morgan Cron
    In today's episode, Pete and Kim invite you into part two of a conversation with Ian Morgan Cron. He is a champion of the Enneagram, the awakener of people, and bestselling author of the popular Enneagram book, The Road Back to You. 
    This conversation, we go behind the scenes with Ian to get some of your biggest Enneagram questions answered. 
     
    LINKS:
    Ianmorgancron.com Ians Podcast Buy the book Sleeping at Last Podcast  
    Episode Minute By Minute:
    0:19 Welcome to part two! 0:57 Advice for Pete and Kim specifically 4:46 When Children should take the test 6:07 The difference between the Enneagram and the strength finders test 8:23 What do to when you feel like you are multiple numbers 12:21 Do your own work first 14:20 Understanding the “wing” concept 16:49 Knowing your sub-style 17:58 Why Ian loves ones 22:44 How to communicate with all of the numbers 33:37 Final thoughts  

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Flutter316- Lori ,

So very Inspiring!

If you have faced that crossroad where you realize the plan you had was not the one you are living, listen to this podcast and find hope! I love Pete and Kim’ hearts to serve and show how people have overcome incredible obstacles! I have listened to every one of the podcasts and each has inspired me to continue to reach, pray, see what God has for us on the other side of challenges! Love, love, love this podcast! ❤️❤️

Tracy Nolin Beerman ,

Incredibly inspiring and insightful

One of my new favorite podcasts. Kim and Pete's stories and interviews are heartfelt, inspiring and incredibly insightful. Each episode encourages me to be a better me each and every day. Thank you!

mksMichigan ,

Love others

This past podcast on racism is poignant, touching and eye opening. A Very timely and honest interview with a mixed race family, hearing how unfair, unprovoked judgements are so hurtful. Hoping and praying for change in our world but it starts with each of us. Thankyou for sharing your story.

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