30 episodes

The Today Counts Show is a podcast about life and leadership hosted by Jim Piper, Jr. It's called Today Counts because what you learn, think, or do today shapes your tomorrows. The show is about leading your life with priority placed upon your personal health (Person), caring for the (People) in your life, and effectively navigating your current realities (Place). The leadership we talk about here is redemptive in nature. Our format includes interviews, coaching segments, and new opportunities for our listener community.

The Today Counts Show James Piper, Jr.

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The Today Counts Show is a podcast about life and leadership hosted by Jim Piper, Jr. It's called Today Counts because what you learn, think, or do today shapes your tomorrows. The show is about leading your life with priority placed upon your personal health (Person), caring for the (People) in your life, and effectively navigating your current realities (Place). The leadership we talk about here is redemptive in nature. Our format includes interviews, coaching segments, and new opportunities for our listener community.

    Life is Hard But I'll Be OK - Johnny Sirpilla

    Life is Hard But I'll Be OK - Johnny Sirpilla

    Successful business leader, entrepreneur, public speaker, teacher, author, board member for several non-profit and for profit companies and, most importantly, Dad... all of these titles describe Johnny Sirpilla but none of them come close to describing his life's journey.  The more you hear about events in the life of Johnny Sirpilla, the more understated the title of his book seems to the average person.  "Life is Hard But I'll Be OK" tells a life story that seems too traumatic to be true, yet true it is.  Even more amazingly, the journey leads to hope and gratitude!

    In this episode, Jim Piper has an in depth conversation with Johnny Sirpilla, founder of Encourage LLC, about some of the highs and lows in his family life as well as discussing Johnny's belief in a positive, supportive leadership culture.  They also talk about faith in the workplace, fathers emotions and refocusing your thinking to find positive meaning.  You don't want to miss a minute of this show!

    If you'd like to buy Johnny's book, "Life Is Hard But I'll Be OK" or find out more about his company, Encourage, go to Encourage33.com.

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    Ep. 29 - How Being Challenged Can Change the Course of Your Life with Brett Kunkle

    Ep. 29 - How Being Challenged Can Change the Course of Your Life with Brett Kunkle

    Today Jim Piper talks with his long time friend, Brett Kunkle.  Brett is the founder and leader of MAVEN.   The first thing you see when you visit the MAVEN website are three words;  TRUTH + GOODNESS + BEAUTY.  Their stated mission is "to help the next generation know truth, pursue goodness and create beauty, all for the cause of Christ, and to equip those who teach and train them—parents, grandparents, youth workers, pastors and educators—to do the same".  Jim and Brett discuss the need to teach, guide and lead youth in today's world more than ever and many other related topics.  Brett also shares how a negative experience with one of his college professors lead him down a path to learn more about his faith and Christianity.  To learn more about MAVEN or to contact Brett go to:  https://maventruth.com

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    • 52 min
    Ep. 28 - Faith and Commitment: The Birth of Confluence Ministries with Jude Del Hierro

    Ep. 28 - Faith and Commitment: The Birth of Confluence Ministries with Jude Del Hierro

    Would you make a commitment that involved moving your family to the worst neighborhood in the inner city to serve your community and start a new ministry?  If you are Jude and Cindy Del Hierro of Denver, Colorado... the answer is yes!  On the home page of ConfluenceMinistries.org it says, in big bold letters, "Confluence Ministries exists to bring positive change through meaningful connections."  Jude talks with Jim about when he and Cindy first moved their family to the crime ridden inner city area of Denver, how they would hear gunshots every day and gangs ran the streets.  Jude shares an amazing story with Jim about how they received a building to start their new ministry before they even knew what God's new assignment was or, what the name of this new ministry would be!  You will also learn the meaning of a new term, "Common Grace".  Listen along with Jim to this truly inspiring story.

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    • 54 min
    Ep. 27 - The Leader of Rocketown: Kenny Alonzo

    Ep. 27 - The Leader of Rocketown: Kenny Alonzo

    Jim Piper's guest today is Kenny Alonzo, the Executive Director of Rocketown.  Rocketown is a ministry founded by contemporary Christian music artist Michael W. Smith and located in Nashville Tennessee.  The ministry engages youth through attraction-based facilities and programs like the Sixth Avenue Skatepark, live music and event venue, dance classes, recording studios and a coffee shop just to name a few of their offerings.  Jim and Kenny discuss the mission of Rocketown, what it's like to lead a youth ministry, how a non-profit organization like this is funded and future plans to bring Rocketown to a city near you!

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    Ep. 26 - Advice For Young Leaders

    Ep. 26 - Advice For Young Leaders

    This short coaching episode is a goldmine of information for young people starting their careers in the real world.  For that matter, it's applicable to anyone of any age!  Sometimes we all need to realign our thinking and perspective.  Jim Piper shares his advice and personal experiences to help you grow as an employee and a leader.  Don't just show up for work and do your job.  Learn to think like an owner and go beyond what is expected!

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    • 34 min
    Ep. 25 - An Entrepreneur's Story

    Ep. 25 - An Entrepreneur's Story

    In this episode Jim talks with Chris Dobkins founder of Njevity.  Njevity provides Cloud and On Premises Accounting and Customer Relationship Management solutions to mid-market customers all over the world.  Chris started the company as a one man operation in 2001 and has grown the company to a team of over 40 employees with 10 million dollars in revenue.  He shares his thoughts and experiences as an entrepreneur, why he intentionally held back on growing the company in the early years and how as the owner of a company he feels a weight of responsibility for his employees.  It's a very open story of an entrepreneur building a business from the ground up.

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