111 episodes

Wisdom, stories, and advice from successful entrepreneurs and inspirational people. Hosted by Chris Kiefer.

The Pursuit of Purpose Chris Kiefer

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Wisdom, stories, and advice from successful entrepreneurs and inspirational people. Hosted by Chris Kiefer.

    101 Optimizing your resources to live a deep and meaningful life w/ Sara Barb

    101 Optimizing your resources to live a deep and meaningful life w/ Sara Barb

    Title: Optimizing Life's Resources for Deep Meaning with Sara Barb


    Welcome to another enlightening episode of *Pursuit of Purpose*. In this captivating conversation, our host dives deep into the world of optimizing resources to craft a profoundly meaningful life. Join us as we uncover the inspiring journey of Sara Barb, who embarked on her entrepreneurial adventure while building a family, ultimately realizing the crucial balance between her ambitions and personal life.

    Sarah and her husband's entrepreneurial odyssey began in 2018, coinciding with the start of their family. However, as the demands of their business grew, Sarah found herself losing sight of her family and personal life. The turning point came when she recognized the value of harmonizing her resources to create a life of depth and significance.

    Sarah's metaphor of herself as a tree, with each layer symbolizing her various responsibilities and relationships, resonates deeply. She emphasizes the prioritization of God, marriage, family, church, and society as the cornerstones of her life.

    Tune in to discover Sarah's time management strategies and intentional resource allocation, all aimed at crafting a life in service to God and others, leaving a legacy that inspires others to delve into their own deeper existence.

    In this episode, we explore the art of balancing family life while pursuing personal and professional goals. The adjustment period after welcoming a child can be overwhelming, but Sarah provides invaluable insights on navigating life's seasons and adjusting priorities with intention, engagement, and reflection.

    We delve into the importance of connecting deeply with loved ones, even when physical presence isn't possible. Sarah's commitment to being there for her loved ones, every day, serves as a heartwarming reminder of our duty to others and aligning our actions with our higher purpose.

    Discover how Sarah handles the challenges of being a mom while pursuing her personal and professional goals, and why it's crucial to prioritize time and manage resources effectively. Learn how setting boundaries and delegating tasks can free up valuable time for more meaningful activities.

    Sarah also shares her book recommendation, "Buy Back Your Time" by Dan Martell, a tactical guide to reclaiming time through effective management of email and task delegation.

    Explore Sarah's interest in homesteading and living off the land, and how this connects with health and entrepreneurial pillars. Learn why treating homesteading as a business, complete with standard operating procedures, can prevent burnout and foster a love for entrepreneurship in children.

    We also touch upon the vital topic of education. Sarah advocates for a reevaluation of the traditional education system, emphasizing the need for deeper why questions and critical thinking. Discover her strategies for integrating learning into a holistic experience and utilizing technology responsibly.

    As we wrap up, Sarah shares her favorite movies, "The Italian Job" and "The Princess Bride," offering a glimpse into her personal interests and the significance they hold in her life.

    For more profound insights and valuable recommendations, don't miss this enlightening episode of *Pursuit of Purpose* with Sara Barb. Join us on the journey to optimizing your resources for a life of depth and meaning.

    Book Recommendations:

    Start with Why by Simon Sinek
    The One Thing by Gary Keller
    Atomic Habits by James Clear
    Dopamine Nation by Dr. Anna Lembke
    Traction by Gino Wickman

    Movie Recommendations:

    The Italian Job
    The Princess Bride

    How people should connect with you? 

    Phone: 208-981-1616
    All Socials: @SarahBarb

    • 1 hr 13 min
    100 What I've learned After 100 Podcast Episodes

    100 What I've learned After 100 Podcast Episodes

    In a world where anyone can tap into the incredible power of podcasting, I invite you to join me on a personal journey to discover the profound value it can bring to our lives. Let's explore how setting and sticking to our initial goals can be a game-changer, paving the way for personal growth and connections with remarkable individuals we might never have crossed paths with otherwise.

    In our first segment, we'll delve into the art of setting goals and giving ourselves permission to start. We'll learn why embracing imperfection is the key to unlocking our personal brand's potential through authentic content creation. Plus, we'll reveal how podcasting acts as a secret code to connect with influential figures and enrich our journey.

    Next, we'll dive into the critical importance of setting clear timeframes and commitments. We'll explore how these foundations are essential to maintain motivation and accountability. Discover how to avoid the pitfalls of unfulfilled commitments and how awareness of life's impermanence can transform our priorities.

    But that's not all; we'll unveil the profound value of coaching at any stage of life. Get insights into how skilled listening and transformative questioning can elevate our personal and professional lives. Learn why coaching might be uncomfortable but is the path to immense growth, especially for entrepreneurs and leaders.

    Join me on this enlightening journey as we explore these key insights. Remember to show your appreciation for content creators by leaving ratings and reviews, and connect with us at ChrisKiefer.com for more invaluable insights.

    Tune in and start your journey towards self-discovery, growth, and transformation today.

    • 45 min
    99 Revolutionizing Sales: From Manual Tracking to Seamless Efficiency with Salesforce w/ Kim Merryman

    99 Revolutionizing Sales: From Manual Tracking to Seamless Efficiency with Salesforce w/ Kim Merryman

    Join us for an enlightening conversation as we dive deep into Kim's incredible journey with migration and CRM systems at Central Oregon Garage Door. In this episode, we uncover the challenges they faced with their previous CRM system and how they transformed their sales process using Salesforce. Discover the key insights that led them to make this pivotal decision, including the importance of automation, customization, and integration with other systems.

    We explore how Salesforce empowered their team to efficiently track labor on the job site, revolutionizing job costing. Kim shares valuable lessons on setting up and customizing Salesforce, emphasizing the need for clear communication during the process.

    Additionally, we discuss the critical "soup to nuts" process that helped Central Oregon Garage Door review and optimize their workflow. Kim provides essential insights on the migration process, from data cleaning and organization to addressing issues and ensuring a successful implementation.

    Towards the end, we get some fantastic book recommendations and a quick dive into movie preferences. And if you're looking to get in touch with Kim, she prefers email at kim@centraloregongaragedoor.com.

    Don't miss this episode filled with wisdom and practical advice for anyone looking to enhance their CRM system and sales processes. Tune in now and get ready for a transformation in your business operations.

    Book Recommendations:

    Love and Work by Marcus Buckingham
    The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
    Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

    Movie Recommendation:

    Top Gun

    How people should connect with you? 

    Email: Click here

    • 45 min
    98 BuilderComs: Transforming Communication in Construction | Actionable Tenacity, Coaching, and Growth Strategies w/ Ron Nussbaum

    98 BuilderComs: Transforming Communication in Construction | Actionable Tenacity, Coaching, and Growth Strategies w/ Ron Nussbaum

    Join us in this episode as we delve into the world of BuilderComs, the revolutionary communication platform for the construction industry that's changing the game. Imagine construction projects running as smoothly as air traffic control. BuilderComs bridges the communication gap between builders, contractors, and homeowners, addressing the longstanding issue of poor communication. But it doesn't stop there – it's also a tool for enhancing customer communication and optimizing job site operations.

    Our guest, Ron, a non-technical founder, shares his journey of creating BuilderComs, his actionable tenacity philosophy, and the profound impact of investing in coaching. Learn how he leveraged masterminds, harnessed niche markets, and employed savvy marketing strategies, aiming to capture a significant slice of the construction industry.

    Discover Ron's secret to growth through Facebook groups and Alignable. Plus, he unveils the power of his partnership with Jared Yellen and Project 10K, the key to developing his groundbreaking software app.

    In our closing remarks, Ron leaves you with a dose of inspiration to chase your dreams and recommends life-changing books that will propel you into action.

    Don't miss out on this insightful episode that's sure to leave you with actionable takeaways. Connect with Ron on social media or visit buildercoms.com to learn more about this game-changing platform. Send your feedback and comments to Chris at ChrisKiefer.com and find links to recommended books, movies, and resources in the show notes. Tune in now and accelerate your journey to success with BuilderComs.

    Book Recommendations:

    10x Rule by Grant Cardone
    75-Hard by Andy Friend
    Traction by Gino Wickman

    Movie Recommendation:

    Top Gun

    How people should connect with you? 

    Instagram - Click Here
    Facebook - Click Here
    LinkedIn - Click Here
    Website - Click Here

    • 46 min
    97 Unlocking Real Estate Wealth: OPM Strategies and the Power of Ice Baths with Jordan Reyes

    97 Unlocking Real Estate Wealth: OPM Strategies and the Power of Ice Baths with Jordan Reyes

    Join us for an enlightening episode as we delve into the world of real estate investing with the dynamic Jordan Reyes. With a passion for creative financing and a wealth of knowledge in leveraging OPM (Other People's Money), Jordan reveals the secrets to real estate success.

    In this insightful conversation, we explore the art of partnering with individuals to fund deals, uncover the magic of marketing strategies to find hidden gems, and learn the importance of understanding sellers' pain points. Discover how Jordan's background in construction and project management became the cornerstone of their real estate journey.

    Explore the initial shift in real estate strategy triggered by the onset of Covid-19, as Jordan navigated uncertain waters and emerged with a focus on new developments and multi-family properties. Uncover their excitement for creative financing, including seller financing and subject-to deals, and learn how you can invest with little to no money down.

    Jordan takes us on a journey through Cordelain and beyond, offering insights into the unique challenges and opportunities of different markets. Get the lowdown on wholesaling in real estate, the secrets of real estate financing, and the power of leveraging private money lenders and partners.

    But that's not all – Jordan shares their unique experience with ice baths, diving into the physical and mental benefits of this invigorating practice. Learn how stress and anxiety management techniques, from cold baths to saunas, have transformed their life. Discover the books that have shaped Jordan's real estate acumen, including "Atomic Habits," "Rich Dad Poor Dad," and "What Would the Rockefellers Do."

    To connect with this multifaceted real estate guru or seek motivation, find Jordan on Instagram at @thejordanreyes. And for a cinematic treat, explore Jordan's favorite movie, "The Shawshank Redemption."

    Tune in for a transformative episode that covers real estate, self-improvement, and holistic well-being. Don't miss out on this wealth of knowledge and inspiration!

    Book Recommendations:

    Atomic Habits by James Clear
    Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
    What Would the Rockefellers Do? by Garrett B Gunderson

    Movie Recommendations:

    The Shawshank Redemption

    How people should connect with you?

    Instagram: Click Here

    • 52 min
    96 Using A.l. to Streamline Support Tickets w/ Ben Dlugiewicz from YouCanBook.me

    96 Using A.l. to Streamline Support Tickets w/ Ben Dlugiewicz from YouCanBook.me

    Join us in this enlightening podcast episode as we explore the transformative power of AI in revolutionizing customer support ticket systems. Discover how one company embraced AI to handle support tickets more efficiently, automating responses based on previous interactions. We delve into the benefits of AI and automation as tools that enhance human interaction and personalize experiences. Explore the potential of AI and quantum computing in industries like healthcare and the importance of maintaining a balance between automation and human involvement. Gain insights into contextual automations, integrations, and the value of software systems that communicate with other tools. Plus, we discuss the approach of a pioneering scheduling automation platform and strategies to make their product indispensable in users' workflows. Don't miss out on valuable book recommendations and a heartfelt appreciation for our guest. Tune in now and embark on a journey into the future of AI-powered support ticket systems.

    Remember to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes if you enjoyed this episode, and feel free to reach out to us with your feedback and suggestions for future episodes. Visit our website for show notes and access to all the resources mentioned in this episode. Thank you for joining us on "The Pursuit of Purpose."

    Recommended Books:

    The Saas Playbook by Rob Walling
    Breaking the habit of being yourself by Joe Dispenza
    The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

    Movie Recommendation:

    Ex Machina

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Peter Ryland ,

Great discussions!

Really been enjoying Chris’ great convos with very interesting guests. Covers a wide range of topics but goes deep also!!!

Keep ‘em coming!

DanielMcD100 ,

Great podcasts, learn a lot

Learn a lot listening to the wisdom and stories that successful entrepreneurs always seem to have with this podcast hosted by Chris Kiefer. Whether you’re looking for ideas to better your business, or more in the mood to listen to some funny honest stories from all sorts of people this pods got the goods.

Brooke Craven ,

Awesome Podcast!!

Chris , host of The Pursuit of Purpose podcast, highlights all aspects of business, success and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Top Podcasts In Business

Ramsey Network
Money News Network
Dan Fleyshman
Sean Castrina

You Might Also Like

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
NBC News
Dr. Frank Turek
Shawn Ryan | Cumulus Podcast Network
The Pour Over