Archive for the ‘Spiritual Insights’ Category

A Lesson in Attitude: When There’s No Air in the Spare

Your attitude is not determined by your situation. It’s determined by you. This is a lesson none of us can learn too young. Many people go through life never learning it. And their attitude shows it. As I was driving down a two-way road talking with my daughter, she commented on how narrow the road was. Then we got distracted […]

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The Art of Finishing Strong: Part 2

In the second part of this series on finishing strong, I want to focus on the cerebral aspect of having an overwhelming conclusion. To finish in a convincing and dominating fashion, our fellow competition is often not our biggest competition. Rather, it’s ourselves. Looking back on some of my personal finishes, I feel like I took the starter’s pistol for […]

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Delegation, Humility, and Wisdom

Have you ever thought about the correlation between delegation, humility, and wisdom? To make sure we are on the same page, here are a few quick definitions of each: Delegation: the granting, passing, or transferring of authority and associated responsibilities. Humility: a modest view on your own importance; freedom of pride and arrogance. Wisdom: the ability to discern between what […]

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Are You Self-Reliant or Spiritually Reliant?

How do you reconcile self-reliance with spiritual reliance? This is something I haven’t always had clarity about in my life. It almost seems like a struggle to reconcile these two seemingly contradictory concepts. On the one hand, you hear a lot of people talk about self-reliance and the power of self-discipline. A big part of my core message is about […]

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morning

7 Critical Components of a Powerful Morning Routine 

One of the most important habits of developing consistent high performance in your life is to put your self-esteem into your work habits rather than your production. The reason is because we want our confidence tied to things that we can control rather than things we can’t. Production often fluctuates up and down but our effort, work ethic, and intensity […]

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What Do You Really Believe?

It doesn’t much matter what we say we believe, our real beliefs are revealed by how we act. We can lie with our words but we cannot lie with our actions.  You don’t even have to tell people what you believe, because you can show them.  And people watch what we do much more than they listen to what we […]

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Greed, Giving, and Making Money Matter with Cole Hatter – Episode 159 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Cole is an entrepreneur, investor, award-winning speaker and founder of Thrive. Cole started his career investing in real estate and has progressed to investing in large funds, start-ups, and angel investing. He has been on stage speaking to audiences about investing/entrepreneurship around the world collectively for over 2,000 hours. Cole’s vision behind creating Thrive: Make Money Matter is to change […]

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Peace

Joanne Miller: Creating a Haven of Peace – Episode 153 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Joanne Miller is an artist, speaker and author with her newest book, Creating a Haven of Peace, released this month. She married Dan Miller in 1968 and together they run 48 days. Joanne and Dan are great examples of living a peaceful life and having a healthy marriage. Show Highlights: We live in a world so busy and stress producing […]

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conflict resolution

How to Fight: 10 Rules of Relationship Conflict Resolution – Episode 151 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

In this week’s episode of the Action Catalyst Podcast, Rory shares his recent run-in with anger and his realization that anger is an emotion that needs to be managed. So much of the problems we have today are related to people trying to get along with one another – and not getting it. Listen in to learn about the mentality and […]

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Johnny Quinn: When Your Dreams Fall Apart – Episode 149 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Johnny Quinn is a professional speaker, former professional football player and  United States Olympian in the sport of bobsled. He spent time with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL, and competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Johnny travels the globe to inspire audiences by delivering thought-provoking and action-packed messages to businesses, […]

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How I Found Jesus and What Christmas Means to Me – Episode 121 of the Daily Discipline Podcast

This week’s podcast is a Christmas special! Rory talks about how he found Jesus, why Rory almost didn’t believe in Him, 5 reasons why he believes, and who Jesus is for. Tune in to this amazing, eye opening podcast as Rory dives into his faith and what Christmas means to him. SPECIAL NOTE: This week’s podcast is very rare and […]

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Morgan Cheek: Dealing with Suffering and Uncertainty – Episode 114 of the Daily Discipline Podcast

Morgan Cheek – On Milk and Honey is the story of Cheek’s pregnancy with the girls, and the first year and a half of their lives—which becomes the backdrop for a powerful spiritual and emotional journey. Among a whirlwind of doctor appointments, tests, and unknowns, Morgan and Hugh wrestle with trying to grasp their reality as God’s plan for their […]

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Dwight Mason: God Sized Goals – Episode 108 of the Daily Discipline Podcast with Rory Vaden

Dwight Mason – Dwight is the author of the book Only God: Change Your Story, Change the World. He is also Lead Pastor of NewPointe Community Church as of 1984. The church had existed for decades and had settled into an average of 75 attendees. Today, NewPointe is a thriving and growing group of over 4,000 people across multiple locations […]

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