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People have learned from other people’s stories since the beginning of time.

Stories stir the soul. Stories reveal. Stories heal.

Why? Because hearing someone’s story allows the listener to see how that person overcame their challenge. Everyone loves to see the victorious outcome from an underdog position and how one elevated to their “next level” in life.

In this podcast...Wendie and Todd will give you an inside look at someone who has had a personal or professional breakthrough that changed the course of their life, ultimately changing the course of those around them. Real people, real stories with real breakthroughs.

Each episode will give you truth, tools, and tangible takeaways that will inspire, equip, and entertain you along your own life journey.

Lean in. Listen well.
This could be Your Biggest Breakthrough!

Your Biggest Breakthrough Wendie Pett, ND and Todd Isberner

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People have learned from other people’s stories since the beginning of time.

Stories stir the soul. Stories reveal. Stories heal.

Why? Because hearing someone’s story allows the listener to see how that person overcame their challenge. Everyone loves to see the victorious outcome from an underdog position and how one elevated to their “next level” in life.

In this podcast...Wendie and Todd will give you an inside look at someone who has had a personal or professional breakthrough that changed the course of their life, ultimately changing the course of those around them. Real people, real stories with real breakthroughs.

Each episode will give you truth, tools, and tangible takeaways that will inspire, equip, and entertain you along your own life journey.

Lean in. Listen well.
This could be Your Biggest Breakthrough!

    Episode 133: Forgiving the Unforgivable: Pastor Mark Sowersby's Testimony

    Episode 133: Forgiving the Unforgivable: Pastor Mark Sowersby's Testimony

    We all go through moments where forgiving someone is really hard. But in this podcast episode, you'll hear a different perspective on forgiveness.
    Our guest, Pastor Mark Sowersby, bravely talks about his tough childhood marked by abuse and how he struggled to forgive and heal.
    He talks about how abuse affects the mind and how there wasn't much support or awareness back then. Pastor Mark also shares how he found faith and a supportive community, and how forgiveness changed his life.
    He opens up about confronting his abuser and the relief he felt after forgiving them. Pastor Mark ends with words of hope and prayer for anyone who has been through trauma.
    In this podcast, Pastor Mark Sowersby shares a strong message about God's grace and why being true to ourselves in our relationship with Him matters.
    Chapters
    00:00 Podcast's Introduction
    01:35 Guest's Background
    02:50 The Start of the Years of Abuse
    05:32 Impact of Abuse on Pastor Mark's family
    07:27 Effects of Abuse on Mark's Mind
    09:24 The Turning Point of His Life
    12:03 Finding Refuge and Protection
    14:41 Finding Faith and Joining a Church
    16:57 Seeking God's presence
    19:21 Receiving God's Answer
    20:45 Reading the Bible and Meeting His Future Wife
    23:39 Struggle with Forgiveness
    24:48 Moving the Mountain of Forgiveness
    26:30 Putting the Cross in Front
    28:18 Confronting the Abuser
    30:27 Understanding Forgiveness
    34:50 The Journey of Forgiveness
    37:02 Mark's Future Projects
    38:24 Encouragement and Prayer
    Resources mentioned:
    Forgiving The Nightmare Website
    "Forgiving The Nightmare" Book
    Guest's bio and social handles:
    Instagram
    Facebook
    Pastor Mark Sowersby accepted the position of Lead Pastor at Calvary Community Church in the summer of 2021.
    He grew up in North Attleboro, MA, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Zion Bible College/Northpoint Bible College. He has been an ordained minister with the Assembly of God for 25 years.
    Pastor Mark also leads a ministry called Forgiving the Nightmare. In 2019 he went through a time of great healing and began speaking about the experiences of his past, God’s grace, and the transformational work of forgiveness in his life. He now speaks about his story through his ministry and book Forgiving The Nightmare.
    When he isn’t serving his congregation and his community through ministry, teaching, and support, you can find him on all the trails and lakes of New England, spending time with his family. He and his wife Jennifer are blessed with four healthy children.
    Call to action:
    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit wendiepett.com
    To find out more about Todd and his coaching program for men, find him on the web at toddisberner.com.
    All the links you need to subscribe to the podcast are at both our websites! And if you feel so inclined, we'd be honored if you were to leave a rating and review of our show. It definitely helps with us being more visible to more people.
    And if we like it, we might just read your review on the podcast!

    • 41 min
    Episode 132: Finding Strength in the Face of Adversity: A Story of Resilience with Michele Arnoldy

    Episode 132: Finding Strength in the Face of Adversity: A Story of Resilience with Michele Arnoldy

    In this episode, we had the privilege of speaking with Michele Arnoldy, a woman who has experienced incredible breakthroughs in her life. Michele shares her personal journey of navigating through the challenges of her husband's mental illness and PTSD, ultimately leading to his tragic death by suicide.
    Michele's story is a powerful testament to the strength and resilience that can be found in leaning on God during the darkest times. Despite the heartbreak and pain, Michele's faith in Jesus remained unwavering, and she found hope and healing through her relationship with Him.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction
    01:20 Guest's Background
    05:08 Encountering Jesus and Surrendering
    07:45 Meeting Chris and Sharing Jesus
    10:15 Chris' Decision to Go Back to the Military
    11:40 Year-Long Argument and Decision to Enlist
    15:55 Chris's Deployment to Afghanistan
    19:42 Strain on Marriage and Emotional Rollercoaster
    26:01 Chris's Return and Reuniting
    31:47 Moving to South Carolina and Dating Again
    34:10 Moving to Des Moines, Iowa
    36:13 Chris' Struggles with PTSD
    38:40 Chris' Admission and Seeking Help
    39:33 Chris' Job Loss and Behavioral Changes
    43:29 Navigating the Emotional Impact of Chris' Death
    46:03 Finding Breakthrough Through Jesus
    Guest's bio and social handles:
    Facebook: @coach2potential
    Instagram: @michelearnoldy
    Michelle Arnoldy has been a mentor at heart for 10-plus years. She has formally spoken into people's lives, molding them personally and professionally. Her life goal is never to stop growing herself to add value to others, and her passion is living well with purpose and intentionally helping others to do the same.
    Michelle worked as an RN for nearly four decades, primarily in yard departments, and she wrote a memoir now spanning her 20-year difficult marriage to her late husband, Chris. She shares a strong message of hope during the tragedy of his death, her vulnerability with intermarriage trials, the challenges of mental illness, the truth of her faith journey, and how her faith sustained her throughout that time. This memoir is called "His Last Breath: A Soldier, his wife, and the Man That Saved Them Both." But Michelle is a proud mother of three sons and two daughters in love and five little grand littles. She lives hilltop in an old English cottage in South Minneapolis with her two doggie roommates, Macy and Sadie.
    Call to action:
    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit wendiepett.com
    To find out more about Todd and his coaching program for men, find him on the web at toddisberner.com.
    All the links you need to subscribe to the podcast are at both our websites! And if you feel so inclined, we'd be honored if you were to leave a rating and review of our show. It definitely helps with us being more visible to more people.
    And if we like it, we might just read your review on the podcast!

    • 48 min
    Episode 131: The Power of Prayer: A Conversation with Pray.com Co-Founder Matt Potter

    Episode 131: The Power of Prayer: A Conversation with Pray.com Co-Founder Matt Potter

    In this conversation, Matt Potter, co-founder of Pray.com, shares his journey of faith and how it led him to create the popular prayer app. He emphasizes the importance of prayer and the ease of having a personal relationship with God. Matt also discusses the features and benefits of Pray.com, including daily devotionals, biblical sagas, and a community feed for prayer requests. He highlights the impact of the app on people's lives, including stories of how it has helped individuals in difficult times. Overall, Pray.com aims to create a world where everyone leaves a legacy of helping others through prayer and community.
    Takeaways
    Prayer is a personal and easy way to connect with God, and there is no wrong way to pray.Prayer has a positive impact on mental health, reducing anxiety and depression.Pray.com offers a variety of features, including daily devotionals, biblical sagas, and a community feed for prayer requests.The app has had a significant impact on people's lives, providing comfort, support, and a sense of community.Pray.com's vision is to create a world where everyone leaves a legacy of helping others through prayer and community.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Guest's Background
    03:40 Early Journey of Faith of Matt
    05:48 Growing Up in Church
    08:00 Matt's Relationship with God
    11:45 How To Pray
    14:00 How Prayer.com Started and Its Founders' Stories
    18:40 Prayer and Mental Health
    22:36 Features and Benefits of Pray.com
    26:50 Pray.com's Vision
    29:48 Creating Community through Pray.com
    31:30 Impact of Pray.com
    37:42 Conclusion
    Resources mentioned:
    Pray.com
    Guest's bio and social handles:
    Instagram
    Matthew Potter–PRAY.Com
    Co-Founder & Head of Strategic Relationships
    Matthew Potter co-founded Pray.com, the world’s #1 app for daily prayer and faith-based audio content, driven by a mission to grow faith and cultivate community. He brings expertise in strategizing change, building tech products and apps, and finding markets in the continuously evolving technology industry.
    At a time when Potter was looking for ways to give back and become more spiritually connected, he serendipitously ran into his friend Steve Gatena at a coffee shop in Santa Monica, Calif. He could tell Gatena had been struggling, and they spoke of the recent loss of his friend and business partner in a plane crash but how he was beginning to find hope again through prayer. Shortly after that divine run-in, Potter joined forces with Gatena to launch Pray.com, desiring to apply his expertise to do something bigger for the Kingdom of God.
    Before Pray.com, while he was still a student at Boise State University, Potter created HomeStack, a white-label real estate app. HomeStack launched in 2012, and Potter served as CEO until he stepped down to become a part of the team at Pray.com. Potter continues to serve as Chairman of the Board for HomeStack. In addition, Potter has developed over 6K apps.
    Calling Southern California home, Potter is from Westlake Village, Calif., and enjoys traveling to new countries, investing in real estate, and visiting new sports stadiums. He currently serves on the board of trustees at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla. Recently Potter has been featured on multiple podcasts including Seek. Go. Create. and The Mike Thakur Show
    Call to action:
    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit wendiepett.com
    To find out more about Todd and his coaching program for men, find...

    • 40 min
    Episode 130: The 10 Commandments of Cash Flow Investing: Achieving Financial Freedom with Justin Donald

    Episode 130: The 10 Commandments of Cash Flow Investing: Achieving Financial Freedom with Justin Donald

    On today's episode, we have Justin Donald, the founder of The Lifestyle Investor and known as the "Warren Buffett of lifestyle investing."
    Justin shares his personal journey of breaking free from financial constraints and achieving financial freedom through low-risk cash flow investing. With his straightforward investment system and 10 commandments of lifestyle investing, Justin negotiated deals with over 200 companies, generating sufficient passive income to leave his job within 21 months.
    His success led him to write a bestselling book called "The Lifestyle Investor," which provides valuable insights and strategies for achieving passive income and financial freedom. This episode offers listeners the opportunity to learn from Justin's expertise and gain inspiration to pursue their own financial breakthroughs.
    Timestamp Chapters:
    00:00 Introduction to Podcast
    01:20 Introduction to Justin Donald
    04:22 Justin's Faith Journey
    07:13 Motivation for Pursuing Investments and Financial Freedom
    09:10 Early Interest in Finance and Investing
    10:57 Journey to Financial Freedom
    11:56 Overcoming Doubt and Fear
    15:26 Milestones and Lessons Learned
    19:06 Perceptions of Mobile Home Parks
    22:30 Financial Breakthroughs and Freedom
    25:14 Perspective on Net Worth
    26:35 Financial Freedom and Family
    29:27 Getting Started with Cash Flow Investing
    32:40 Overcoming Guilt and Negative Mindsets
    35:28 Aligning Investments with Biblical Principles
    37:36 Faith in Major Investment Decisions
    39:24 Peace of Mind and Trusting God
    41:19 Fun Fact about Justin
    45:47 Closing Remarks
    Resources mentioned:
    The Lifestyle Investor
    Guest's bio and social handles:
    Facebook
    Instagram
    YouTube
    LinkedIn
    Entrepreneur Magazine calls Justin Donald the “Warren Buffett of Lifestyle Investing.” As the founder of The Lifestyle Investor and a master of low-risk cash flow investing, Justin’s ethos is to “create wealth without creating a job.” He simplifies complex financial strategies, structuring deals, and disciplined investment systems that consistently yield profitable results. 
    After 21 months of investing, and before his 37th birthday, Justin’s investments generated sufficient passive income for him and his wife Jennifer to leave their jobs. Following his straightforward investment system and 10 Commandments of Lifestyle Investing, Justin negotiated deals with over 200 companies, multiplied his net worth to over nine figures, and continues to maintain a family-centric lifestyle.
    Justin's extensive entrepreneurial experience includes owning several profitable real estate-related businesses, one of the largest mobile home park portfolios in the U.S., various additional rental property portfolios, Orangetheory Fitness and KidStrong franchises, and multiple successful operating companies. One notable venture is Stellar, a residential maintenance and rehab company that Justin co-founded, that recently completed its Series B funding round, led by Alerion Ventures and S3 Ventures, the largest venture capital firm in Texas.
    Justin was recently invited to participate as a SXSW investor judge and speak at Texas Rangers Stadium. He is a member of Tiger 21 and serves on the board of Front Row Foundation International. Through his

    • 46 min
    Episode 129: Overcoming Loneliness: A Deep Dive into its Impact and Practical Solutions

    Episode 129: Overcoming Loneliness: A Deep Dive into its Impact and Practical Solutions

    Summary
    This podcast episode explores the topic of loneliness and its impact on individuals' well-being. Todd and Wendie discuss the prevalence of chronic loneliness and its designation as an epidemic by the Surgeon General. They share personal experiences with loneliness and highlight the emotional, spiritual, and physiological consequences it can have. The importance of community and reaching out to those who are lonely is emphasized, along with practical steps to combat loneliness. The hosts also discuss examples of individuals who have made a difference in the lives of lonely individuals. The episode concludes with a reminder to find comfort in God and His promises.
    Takeaways
    Loneliness is a prevalent issue and has been designated as an epidemic by the Surgeon General.Chronic loneliness can have negative impacts on emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being.Reaching out to those who are lonely and creating community is important for combating loneliness.Practical steps to combat loneliness include joining community groups, volunteering, and reaching out to others.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Discussion of Loneliness
    01:16 Loneliness as an Epidemic
    02:56 Wendie on Chronic Loneliness
    04:08 The Impact of Loneliness on Health
    05:08 Definition of Loneliness
    06:19 The Importance of Community
    07:27 Personal Experience with Loneliness
    09:20 Emotional and Spiritual Consequences of Loneliness
    10:20 The Desire for Isolation
    11:23 Acknowledging and Addressing Loneliness
    12:21 Practical Steps to Combat Loneliness
    15:40 Examples of Reaching Out to the Lonely
    20:00 Creating Community and Connection
    22:00 Finding Comfort in God and His Promises
    23:00 Conclusion and Closing Remarks
    Call to action:
    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit wendiepett.com
    To find out more about Todd and his coaching program for men, find him on the web at toddisberner.com.
    All the links you need to subscribe to the podcast are at both our websites! And if you feel so inclined, we'd be honored if you were to leave a rating and review of our show. It definitely helps with us being more visible to more people.
    And if we like it, we might just read your review on the podcast!

    • 23 min
    Episode 128: "The Boy You Didn't Want Your Daughter Around" Becomes the Inspiration Behind a Media Business Devoted to Overcoming Addiction with Pastor Chuck Reich

    Episode 128: "The Boy You Didn't Want Your Daughter Around" Becomes the Inspiration Behind a Media Business Devoted to Overcoming Addiction with Pastor Chuck Reich

    Chuck Reich's life was once a turbulent whirlwind of drugs and reckless abandon, a life marred by the never-ending call of temptation: "the boy you didn't want your daughter to be around" in his words.
    But then Chuck encountered Jesus and his life transformed. Chuck left behind the shadows of his past and embarked on a spiritual journey that led him to become a pastor, offering guidance and hope to those grappling with similar struggles he once faced.
    Today, he is the driving force behind Overcomers TV, a platform dedicated to helping others find the strength to overcome their own battles and discover the transformative power of faith in Christ.
    We hope you'll listen to Pastor Chuck Reich's story and be in awe of the resilience of the human spirit and the profound healing of body and soul that is possible through faith in Jesus.
    In this interview with Pastor Reich, you'll learn:
    -Chuck was a legit villain, spiraling to rock bottom until his 30's...03:30
    -God's Word slowly made his way into Chuck's heart and lifestyle...09:30
    -Chuck surrenders completely to God's will and becomes a true servant...15:00
    -Keep trying to quit, and you'll eventually be able to quit - with God's help...19:00
    -Encouragement for anyone struggling with addiction, either personally or a loved one...22:45
    -How addiction distorts self-awareness and affects our quality of life negatively...25:20
    -Founding origins of and the good that comes from Overcomers TV...28:30
    -Success stories shared from Overcomers TV...31:30
    -We're all one decision away from stupid...34:45
    -And much more!
    Resources mentioned:
    Overcomers TV
    Guest's bio and social handles:
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Twitter
    On August 23, 2007, Chuck was led to launch Horizon Media Studios. The mission was to produce Television programs highlighting the Body of Christ in action which would complement the great teaching and preaching on Christian TV Networks. HMS has partnered with over 225 Christ-centered, Bible-believing ministries, producing segments and half-hour documentaries for “REVELATIONS” and “ANSWERING THE CALL”.
    Chuck became an ordained Pastor on July 13, 2008. He has a real heart for evangelism/discipleship and has a passion to teach the Bible in small group settings. Chuck is married to Annette, they live in Farmington, New Mexico where Annette is President of Navajo Ministries – Four Corners Home for Children. Chuck also pastors Fruitland Christian Fellowship.
    Call to action:
    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit wendiepett.com
    To find out more about Todd and his coaching program for men, find him on the web at toddisberner.com.
    All the links you need to subscribe to the podcast are at both our websites! And if you feel so inclined, we'd be honored if you were to leave a rating and review of our show. It definitely helps with us being more visible to more people.
    And if we like it, we might just read your review on the podcast!

    • 39 min

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You will be inspired & most of all, you will be ENCOURAGED as you hear of God’s faithfulness in these challenges that are now testimonies!
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