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Self-help and life hacks help, but they will not turn the key to total life transformation that lasts. And creating a plan for sustainable transformation is what “Win Today” is all about. Each week on the podcast, we'll engage in thought-provoking conversations with world-renowned leaders, bestselling authors, and experts-in-field who will help you design your roadmap to wholeness from the inside out, so you will live at your best in your relationships, in your mental and emotional health, and in your personal and spiritual growth.

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310: Dharius Daniels on Emotional Intelligence, Living Outside Your Identity, and the Misguided Pursuit of "Your Best Self"
01:10:58

This week, author and pastor Dharius Daniels is here to talk about emotional intelligence and the misguided pursuit of "your best self." Dharius has been poking a box called “You do you. Be true to yourself. Speak your truth. Become your best self.” But as we look at culture that is embracing that message, despair, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation is rampant. We'll unpack the disconnect with Dharius today, along with a discussion about identity and significance. Dharius says, “God will not honor the direction of our lives when we are living outside of our unique identity.” In other words, God will not bless who we pretend to be. That's coming up in today's featured conversation.

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Sep 28, 2022
309: Stephen Chandler on What Most People Confuse about Ambition, Being Driven by Insecurity, and Why Discipline Beats Inspiration
01:08:12

This week on the podcast, author and pastor Stephen Chandler joins me to talk about what most people confuse about ambition, the consequences of being driven by insecurity, and why discipline beats inspiration. within the conversation, Stephen will also speak to those who have been obliterated by shame, disappointment, or even betrayal, providing some clear steps back to living in confidence.

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Sep 21, 2022
308: Two Narratives that Shape Us, Core Motivations, and Why We are More Than Our Enneagram Type (feat. Beth & Jeff McCord, Your Enneagram Coach)
01:06:48

Most, if not all, self-help tools lead us back to ourselves. But as believers, we’re not to live limited by the human condition. We’re on a spiritual journey of transformation from the inside out. And one of the tools we can use to understand our motivations in life is the Enneagram. This week, Beth and Jeff McCord, from Your Enneagram Coach, join me for a deeper dive into the world of the Enneagram by moving past the quickly assigned and sometimes stereotypical Enneagram Types to consider and engage your unique, multidimensional personality that makes you so much more complex than just a number.   

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Sep 14, 2022
307: NYU's Dr. Wendy Suzuki on The Superpower of Anxiety, Flow, Breath Work, and Why Our Brains Need Stress to Grow
01:02:16

If 90% of the population struggles with anxiety, what are we missing in our approach to understanding and treating it?

This week, Dr. Wendy Suzuki joins us to talk about why anxiety just might be helpful in our growth. She said, “When you adopt strategies that harness the neural networks of anxiety, you open the door to activating your brain-body at an even deeper, more meaningful level. Instead of feeling at the mercy of anxiety, we can take charge of it in concrete ways. Anxiety becomes a tool to supercharge our brains and bodies in ways that will resound in every dimension of our lives.”

Dr. Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University. She received her undergraduate degree in physiology and human anatomy at the University of California, Berkeley in 1987 studying with Prof. Marion C. Diamond, a leader in the field of brain plasticity. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from U.C. San Diego in 1993 and completed her doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health before accepting her faculty position at New York University in 1998. In addition, she is a bestselling author and has graced TED stages across the globe.

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Sep 07, 2022
306: Healing Emotional Addiction, Leaving Survival Mode, and How to Pick a Therapist (feat. Anthony Evans, Jr. and Stacy Kaiser)
50:32

This week, we're doing something we've never done on the podcast, and that's hosting a professional counselor and her client to unpack the dynamics of effective therapy, how to pick a counselor, as well as grief, boundaries, emotional addiction, and leaving survival mode. Joining us is Anthony Evans, Jr., a Grammy-nominated Gospel music artist who has topped the Billboard music charts and was on NBC's "The Voice." With Anthony today is his counselor, Stacy Kaiser. Stacy is a successful Southern California–based licensed psychotherapist, relationship expert, media personality, and author of How to Be a Grown Up. With hundreds of television appearances on major networks, including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and HLN, Stacy has built a reputation for offering thoughtful and provocative insight into a wide range of topics. She maintains a thriving private practice and is a much sought-after public speaker who addresses work, family, and personal relationship issues as well as trauma, emotional growth, and community-related issues.

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Aug 31, 2022
305: How to Make Decisions in Uncertainty, How to Know When to Make a Change, and Why Flexibility Beats Clarity (feat. Jeff Henderson)
01:14:40

Change is inevitable in life. But how do you know when it's time to make a change?

This week, leadership consultant and author, Jeff Henderson, joins us to provide a masterclass on change and dealing with uncertainty. He says, "What's behind you has shaped you, good and bad. What's behind you becomes dangerous when it shackles you. What's behind you becomes helpful when you embrace where you are as a starting point, not a conclusion." Jeff Henderson has spent decades in executive leadership and is here today to help prepare you for your next inevitable change in life. And here's how I want to set up the conversation, with more wisdom from Jeff. He says, "We didn't sign up for easy. We signed up for worthwhile." Making a change in uncertainty sure isn't easy, but it is worthwhile.

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Aug 24, 2022
304: Rich Villodas on How to Deconstruct Lies, the Complexities of the Inner Life, and Principles for Effectual Prayer
01:02:47

How's the state of your soul?

This week, we're talking about the complexities of the inner life, the foundation of effectual prayer, and how to deconstruct lies. Joining us today is Rich Villodas, who said, "To talk meaningfully about wholeness and love begins with a reappraisal of our prayer because in so doing, we will be taking stock of what our souls deeply long for." Rich is an author and pastor who lives in Queens, New York, and is passionate about helping people develop a full life of formation, so that's where we're headed today.

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Aug 17, 2022
303: How Addiction Affects Mental Health and How to Reframe Your Shame (feat. Irene Rollins)
01:16:08

How does addiction affect mental health?

That's exactly what we're talking about today, and also talking about reframing shame. Joining us this week is Irene Rollins, a dynamic speaker, certified intelligence coach, author, and marriage coach, along with her husband, Jimmy. Together, navigated many difficulties in their relationship which included food and alcohol addiction, family dysfunction, and communication issues. In today's conversation, you'll hear from Irene about breaking addictive cycles and reframing the shame that's often associated with it.

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Aug 10, 2022
302: Will Recession Happen in 2022? And How to Navigate Financial Uncertainty with Peace (feat. Bob Lotich)
54:01

Will recession happen in 2022?

Today, we're talking about how to navigate financial recession and financial uncertainty with peace. You know that we rarely talk about money here on the podcast, but considering the present state of our economy, I wanted to host my friend, Bob Lotich, and give you habits and tips to keep your peace and stay afloat in these uncertain times.

And speaking of peace, I'd love for you to receive my weekly email, Win the Week, which is all about getting under the hood of your heart so that incremental steps towards transformation can be made in your mental and emotional health, and in your spiritual growth. I'm so encouraged by your feedback about how it's helping you and why it feels like you and I are sitting down for coffee to chat. So, if you don't yet receive Win the Week, go sign-up today. It's a quick-win, quick-read, no-frills weekly email designed to be read and applied in less than five minutes. I simply want to help you grow deeper. Go to WINTODAY.tv to sign-up today.

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Aug 05, 2022
301: Systemic Anxiety, Instability, Breaking Strongholds, and Becoming a Non-Anxious Presence (feat. Mark Sayers)
01:08:26

This week, we're talking about this present cultural moment where a lot of people are stressed out, anxious, and lacking focus. Crisis is a great revealer. What has crisis revealed about this cultural moment and the state of our souls? Mark Sayers joins us today to talk about emotional instability, breaking strongholds, and how to become a non-anxious presence.

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Aug 03, 2022
SUMMER BREAK 2022: Training Your Body and Brain to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma (feat. Dr. Elizabeth Stanley)
01:04:42

This week, we’re talking about training your body and brain to thrive during stress and how to recover from trauma. Joining us is Dr. Elizabeth Stanley, author of the acclaimed book, "Widen the Window." By day, she's a political scientist who specializes in international security. But today, you'll hear about her personal experience of moving through trauma into wholeness.

If you enjoy this episode with Dr. Stanley, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

277: Why the Relentless Pursuit of Pleasure Leads to Pain, Narcissism, and Dopamine Addiction (feat. Dr. Anna Lembke)

282: Jamie Winship on Getting Unstuck, The Lie of Being Alone, Radical Individualism, and Why Pain is Good

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Jul 27, 2022
SUMMER BREAK 2022: Jason Wilson on Emotional Incarceration and How Men Win the War Within
01:07:28

Our guest today, Jason Wilson, is a prolific coach to many men, young and old, across the nation. He says, "Strength depends on the physical ability of the body, but power is based on the spiritual rule over the body." For decades, Jason Wilson was losing the war within—the internal battle that many men wage daily but were never taught how to win. As a result, he could not combat his toxic thoughts and emotions. Instead, he was conquered by them and communicated without composure—hurting those he loved and himself. This went on until he renewed his mind by releasing years of past trauma. His life and relationships were transformed when he learned how to master his emotions and express them with self-control. In the process, Jason became a better husband, father, and leader. And today, you'll hear from Jason and learn how to do the same.

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255: Triggered and Insecure? It’s the Thing Beneath the Thing. (feat. Steve Carter)

250: Louie Giglio on The Battle for Your Mind

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Jul 20, 2022
SUMMER BREAK 2022: Why the Relentless Pursuit of Pleasure Leads to Pain, Narcissism, and Dopamine Addiction (feat. Dr. Anna Lembke)
01:05:19

This week, we're revisiting a riveting conversation I had with Dr. Anna Lembke, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. We’re living in a time of unprecedented access to high-reward, high-dopamine stimuli: drugs, food, news, gambling, shopping, gaming, texting, and social media. Dr. Lembke says that "the increased numbers, variety, and potency is staggering. The smartphone is the modern-day hypodermic needle, delivering digital dopamine 24/7 for a wired generation. As such we’ve all become vulnerable to compulsive overconsumption." So today, Dr. Lembke is going to explain why the relentless pursuit of pleasure leads to pain…and what to do about it.

If you enjoy this episode with Dr. Lembke, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

257: Burnout, Managing Energy, and How to Live at Your Best (feat. Carey Nieuwhof)

260: Self-Defeating Behavior, Living a Lie, and the Path to Inner Peace (feat. John Mark Comer)

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Jul 13, 2022
SUMMER BREAK 2022: Core Issues of the Soul, a Fresh Perspective on Grief and Loss, and The Soul of Desire (feat. Curt Thompson, M.D.)
01:25:11

This week, we're revisiting a conversation with my good friend, psychiatrist, and author, Dr. Curt Thompson. About today's conversation, Curt said, "Most of our well-intended attempts to counter the storms of our inner and outer lives involve identifying our problems and devising solutions for them. But in our hurry to diagnose and treat our diseases of the soul, we are often outrun by the very fear that is driving us to identify and resolve them.” This is perhaps one of the most emotional episodes I've ever recorded, but there's a holistic approach to understanding shame, loss, trauma, and our souls' deepest desire that I trust will bring a fresh perspective and hope to you today, so buckle-up.

If you enjoy this episode with Curt, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

221: The Soul of Shame and What Shame Does to You (feat. Curt Thompson, M.D.)

226: Jamie Winship on Turning Chaos into Opportunity in Every Area of Your Life

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Jul 06, 2022
300: How to Think and Make Decisions like a Neurosurgeon, Rhodes Scholar, and NFL Defensive Back (feat. Dr. Myron Rolle)
01:04:37

This week, we're talking with a neurosurgeon who was a Rhodes Scholar and an NFL defensive back about how to think and make decisions in life when we're facing obstacles and lacking important details. Dr. Myron Rolle is an award-winning neurosurgeon at Harvard Medical, who said "Let your burning desire to do something meaningful destroy pressure. Let your actions be driven by your expectations for yourself, not external forces.”

If you enjoy this episode with Dr. Rolle, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

292: Working from Rest, Breaking the Deficit Mindset, and What Real Balance Is (feat. Touré Roberts)

297: Robb Wolf on Why Food is Medicine, the Paleo Diet, Sleep Deprivation, and How to Feed Your Brain

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Jun 29, 2022
299: John Eldredge on Getting Underneath Burnout, Powerlessness, and How to Build Resilience
01:02:47

This week on the podcast, my friend and mentor, John Eldredge, is back to talk about getting underneath burnout to heal its roots. We're also talking with John about powerlessness and how to build resilience in life. To that, a trauma researcher is noted as saying, "As hard as the initial trauma is, it’s the aftermath that destroys people." Why? That's what we're going to unpack with John.

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202: Masculinity on Fire and How to Predict a Moral Failure Before It Happens (feat. Stephen Mansfield)

209: When You Feel Behind in Life and Need Transformation (feat. Morgan Snyder)

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Jun 22, 2022
298: Jamie Winship on How Live Fearless in Your True Identity
01:03:14

This week on the podcast, our favorite guest (actually, our most popular guest of all time), Jamie Winship is back to talk about how to live fearless in your true identity. Of all the conversations we've had with Jamie, this one is the cornerstone. One of the main messages I want you to extrapolate from the conversation is understanding why we so easily lean toward behavior modification instead of heart transformation.

If you enjoy this episode with Jamie, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

221: The Soul of Shame and What Shame Does to You (feat. Curt Thompson, M.D.)

215: Why Future-Tripping is Depressing and Why Transformation Destroys Self-Improvement (feat. Paul Young, author of “The Shack”)

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Jun 15, 2022
297: Robb Wolf on Why Food is Medicine, Sleep Deprivation, and How to Feed Your Brain
59:59

Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food.” Hey friends, thanks for joining me this week for episode 297 where today, godfather of the modern Paleo movement, Robb Wolf, is here to talk about why food is medicine, how to feed your brain for long-term health, and why sleep deprivation will crash every other positive effort you're making toward a healthy lifestyle. An anti-inflammatory diet has changed my life and I'm excited to share some of those core principles with you today.

If you enjoy this episode with Robb, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

287: Why You’re Not as Healthy as You Think You Are (feat. Debra Fileta)

285: Training Your Body and Brain to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma (feat. Dr. Elizabeth Stanley)

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Jun 08, 2022
296: Why "You Are Enough" Has Kept People Stuck, How Defeat Shapes Us, and Hypochondria (feat. Scott Sauls)
01:08:33

This week, pastor and author Scott Sauls is here to talk all about how defeat shapes us, why self-esteem is bad for society, why the "you are enough" message keeps people stuck in emotional immaturity and his own battle with hypochondria. Famed researcher and writer Elisabeth Kübler-Ross said, “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” And that's where we're headed today.

If you enjoy this episode with Scott, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

290: Dr. John Delony on Grief, Trauma, the Physical Implications of Your Thoughts, and How to Own Your Past

276: Victim Consciousness, Heartache, and How Coping Mechanisms Create a False Sense of Health (feat. Dr. Dan Allender)

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Jun 01, 2022
295: Bitterness, Blame, Denial, Grief, and What to Do About it All (feat. Jeanne Stevens)
01:19:18
Have you ever thought, I can’t stop rehashing my past. I’m resentful about the way things have turned out and angry at the people who betrayed me? Honestly, I think most of us have at one time or another. Hey friends, thanks for joining me this week for episode 295 where today, Jeanne Stevens joins us to talk about bitterness, blame, denial, grief, and what to do about it all. If you enjoy this episode with Jeanne, I'm sure you'll also enjoy: 290: Dr. John Delony on Grief, Trauma, the Physical Implications of Your Thoughts, and How to Own Your Past

276: Victim Consciousness, Heartache, and How Coping Mechanisms Create a False Sense of Health (feat. Dr. Dan Allender)

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May 25, 2022
294: The Teacher Called "Failure," Facing Our Darkness, and Making Sense of Brokenness (feat. Makoto Fujimara)
01:07:48

This week, an incredible man named Mako Fujimara joins us to talk about how to face our darkness, make sense of brokenness, and why there are certain aspects of growth and maturity that will only happen through failure. Yes, failure. In our conversation, you'll hear Mako remark that trauma isn't something we get over. Instead, we move with it. That's a profound concept and exactly where we're headed today.

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May 18, 2022
293: Rachel Cruze on How to Navigate Inflation without Going Crazy
45:49
Inflation is the highest it has been in 40 years, and it’s affecting more than peoples’ wallets; it’s affecting their peace. #1 New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Cruze is here this week to give us practical advice about how to navigate the financial challenges that are affecting all of us. And the reason I wanted to have Rachel on the podcast again is not only for the financial tips but also because financial stress can take a toll on our mental and emotional health as well. But it doesn't have to, and that's exactly what we're talking with Rachel about today. If you enjoy this episode with Rachel, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

225: Know Yourself. Know Your Money. (feat. Rachel Cruze)

285: Training Your Body and Brain to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma (feat. Dr. Elizabeth Stanley)

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May 11, 2022
292: Working from Rest, Breaking the Deficit Mindset, and What Real Balance Is (feat. Touré Roberts)
01:02:54
In a lot of ways, I think the idea of balance—managing the weight of the various areas of life—is a bit of a fallacy. So where does life balance begin? That's where our conversation is headed today with bestselling author, Touré Roberts. Touré's own experiences with overwhelm really qualify him to get under the hood of what balance really is, how to work from rest (not for rest), and also how to break a deficit mindset in your life.

If you enjoy this episode with Touré, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

285: Training Your Body and Brain to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma (feat. Dr. Elizabeth Stanley)

257: Burnout, Managing Energy, and How to Live at Your Best (feat. Carey Nieuwhof)

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May 04, 2022
291: The Fight for Rest and Why Struggle is Necessary for Growth (feat. Ben Stuart)
01:08:06

According to today's guest, Ben Stuart, the pastor of Passion City Church in Washington D.C., a lot of us underestimate the complexity of what’s happening beneath the surface in our soul and spirit and then never find peace and victory that’s sustainable. That's why he argues that we must fight for rest and why struggle in life is so necessary for our development. For Ben, this struggle, this fight, was true when he had to lay face down and lived sick each day because of the side effects of the medications after major back surgery. And it took a toll on his emotional health. You'll hear more about that and more in today's conversation with Ben Stuart. If you enjoy this episode with Ben, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

290: Dr. John Delony on Grief, Trauma, the Physical Implications of Your Thoughts, and How to Own Your Past

280: Levi Lusko on Inner Pace, Faithfulness vs. Ambition, Cold Therapy, and Why We Need to Do Hard Things

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Apr 27, 2022
290: Dr. John Delony on How to Own Your Past So You Can Change Your Future
01:06:03

As a society, we are trending toward dying younger, more miserable, more in debt, and more mentally, physically, spiritually, and relationally unwell. This week, my good friend, Dr. John Delony, is here to talk about grief, trauma, the physical implications of your thoughts, and how to own your past so you can change your future.

If you enjoy this episode with Dr. Delony, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

151: Why Your Relationships Keep Failing and How to Find the Right People to Fuel Longevity in Life (feat. Dr. John Townsend)

212: How to Let Go of Guilt (feat. Valorie Burton)

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Apr 20, 2022
289: Jordan Lee Dooley on Unmet Expectations, Deferred Hope, and Reevaluating Everything in Life
01:02:01

This week, my good friend, Jordan Lee Dooley is here to talk about how she and her husband, Matt, have navigated unmet expectations, deferred hope, health crises, and what happened when she found herself in a place of reevaluating everything in her life. Disrupted, delayed, or even seemingly destroyed dreams have a way of making us rethink everything. But perhaps that's not always the worst thing. In those moments, you and I have a chance to pause and consider what matters most to us in a world that’s constantly telling us what we should want or should do.

If you enjoy this episode with Jordan, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

286: Clingy? Angry? Anxious? Understanding Your Attachment Style (feat. Krispin Mayfield)

285: Training Your Body and Brain to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma (feat. Dr. Elizabeth Stanley)

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Apr 13, 2022
288: Chaos, Change, Loss, and How to Practice Self-Compassion (feat. Shauna Niequist)
01:03:50

This week on the podcast, New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist is here to talk about her experiences with chaos, change, loss, and how to practice self-compassion through it all. We're also going to explore how heartbreak and disappointment have the opportunity to shape us as well as why establishing boundaries in relationships is critical during times of change.

If you enjoy this episode with Shauna, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

279: Dismantling “Project Self” and How to Transform a Generation (feat. Jon Tyson)

276: Victim Consciousness, Heartache, and How Coping Mechanisms Create a False Sense of Health (feat. Dr. Dan Allender)

Episode Links:

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Apr 06, 2022
287: Why You're Not as Healthy as You Think You Are (feat. Debra Fileta)
54:18

This week on the podcast, we're talking with licensed professional counselor and author, Debra Fileta, about why we are not as healthy as we think we are. Now, there's a lot loading that statement, and we'll unpack all of it today with Debra. This mental and emotional health conversation is so relevant to all of us, especially in our present moment where society declares “do what feels good, live your truth.”

If you enjoy this episode with Debra, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

279: Dismantling “Project Self” and How to Transform a Generation (feat. Jon Tyson)

276: Victim Consciousness, Heartache, and How Coping Mechanisms Create a False Sense of Health (feat. Dr. Dan Allender)

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Mar 30, 2022
286: Clingy? Angry? Anxious? Understanding Your Attachment Style (feat. Krispin Mayfield)
01:09:40

This week, we are talking licensed professional counselor, Krispin Mayfield, all about understanding your attachment style in relationships. Have you ever felt an overriding sense of shame that motivates you to work harder, strive, and operate outside your temperament and identity in order to belong? I definitely have, and that's just one aspect of the conversation we're tackling today.

If you enjoy this episode with Krispin, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

277: Why the Relentless Pursuit of Pleasure Leads to Pain, Narcissism, and Dopamine Addiction (feat. Dr. Anna Lembke)

282: Jamie Winship on Getting Unstuck, The Lie of Being Alone, Radical Individualism, and Why Pain is Good

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Mar 23, 2022
285: Training Your Body and Brain to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma (feat. Dr. Elizabeth Stanley)
01:04:52

Trauma has been front and center in a lot of conversations, from trauma therapy to trauma bonding, to the trauma brain’s response to life and relationships. This week, we are talking about training your body and brain to thrive during stress and how to recover from trauma. Joining us is Dr. Elizabeth Stanley, who is a political scientist, teaches about international security, and has a stunning military background.

If you enjoy this episode with Dr. Stanley, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

277: Why the Relentless Pursuit of Pleasure Leads to Pain, Narcissism, and Dopamine Addiction (feat. Dr. Anna Lembke)

282: Jamie Winship on Getting Unstuck, The Lie of Being Alone, Radical Individualism, and Why Pain is Good

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Mar 16, 2022
284: The Fear of Disappointment and Why Shame is as Self-Absorbed as Pride (feat. Nicole Zasowski)
01:10:19

This week, marriage and family therapist Nicole Zasowski joins us to talk about the fear of disappointment and loss and why shame is as self-absorbed as pride. I think a common experience for many of us is the fear of enjoying a moment of life too much because history tells us that loss or pain must be on the way. What’s behind that? That's exactly where we're headed with Nicole.

If you enjoy this episode with Nicole, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

207: What to Do with Your Unwanted Pain and Why Pretending Keeps You from Transformation (feat. Nicole Zasowski)

211: Healing Old Wounds, Generational Trauma, and the Roots of Depression (feat. Dr. Christopher Motley)

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Mar 09, 2022
283: Brooke Ligertwood on Longevity, Self-Protection, and How She Makes Decisions that Shape Her Life
56:41

Brooke Ligertwood joins the conversation to talk all about how to live a life of longevity, why self-protection stymies our growth, and how she makes quality decisions that shaper her life. Brooke, a Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter, is known around the world, but today's conversation pulls the curtain back on her brand-new album, Seven, and will reveal her key motivations that inform the decisions she's made and the path she's walking.

If you enjoy this episode with Brooke, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

280: Levi Lusko on Inner Pace, Faithfulness vs. Ambition, Cold Therapy, and Why We Need to Do Hard Things

249: The Danger of Deception and Bitterness and Core Values that Will Shape Your Life (feat. Henry and Alex Seeley)

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Mar 02, 2022
282: Jamie Winship on Getting Unstuck, The Lie of Being Alone, Radical Individualism, and Why Pain is Good
01:06:15

This week, the most downloaded guest of all time is back, and that's Jamie Winship. Today, we're talking about how to get unstuck, why pain is good and living from our true identity versus this current cultural obsession with radical individualism, finding yourself inside yourself, speaking "your truth," and getting your power back.

If you enjoy this episode with Jamie, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

221: The Soul of Shame and What Shame Does to You (feat. Curt Thompson, M.D.)

215: Why Future-Tripping is Depressing and Why Transformation Destroys Self-Improvement (feat. Paul Young, author of “The Shack”)

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Feb 23, 2022
281: Morgan Harper Nichols on the Practice of Peace and Learning How to Exhale in Uncertainty
01:02:33

If the pathway to peace is often found through pain, not around pain, in the presence of discomfort, there's an opportunity to grow and develop in any season we face. This week, the incredible Morgan Harper Nichols joins us to talk about the practice of peace and learning how to exhale in uncertainty. If you feel overwhelmed with anxiety about the future, you're far from alone. For many of us, when we're not worrying about what is to come, we find ourselves wrestling with things from the past. Where does that leave us today? Stay tuned because that's exactly what Morgan is going to walk us through today.

If you enjoy this episode with Morgan, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

263: Surrender, Control, and Your Emotional Health (feat. Rebekah and Gabe Lyons)

269: How to Un-Complicate Prayer and What’s in a Deeply Formed Life (feat. Rich Villodas)

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Feb 16, 2022
BONUS: James Clear on Atomic Habits
01:02:25

In today's encore conversation, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Atomic Habits, James Clear is going to teach us all about how to get one percent better every day by building systems and habits that last. Today, you’ll learn a plan that can take you to new heights in your personal growth by getting down to one word: habits. So, whether you’re looking to reduce stress, quit a bad habit, lose weight, or achieve the success that lasts for the long haul, you’re not going to get the silver bullet fix to manifest everything you want, but. Instead, you’re going to learn how to get 1% better every day by developing atomic habits.

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257: Burnout, Managing Energy, and How to Live at Your Best (feat. Carey Nieuwhof)

258: Erwin McManus on Experiencing and Expressing Genius

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Feb 11, 2022
280: Levi Lusko on Inner Pace, Faithfulness vs. Ambition, Cold Therapy, and Why We Need to Do Hard Things
52:13

Learning how to gauge and guide our inner pace takes discipline, but the result is our ability to say "yes" to what matters in life. Hey, friends. Thanks for joining me this week for episode 280 where my friend, Levi Lusko, joins us to talk about inner pace, faithfulness vs. ambition, and why we need to do hard things. Maybe you've been asking yourself, "How do I make decisions when I'm overwhelmed by fear that keeps me trapped in indecision?" Be honest. Many of you are overwhelmed. And the stats prove that nearly 40% of people have considered quitting their jobs in the last year. The pace is unsustainable. What's the solution? That's what we will unpack with Levi today.

And before we head to the conversation with Levi, maybe you missed my big announcement last week, but Win Today is now part of The Art of Leadership Network, led by my friend, top podcaster, and author, Carey Nieuwhof. The Art of Leadership Network is a group of leaders dedicated to helping you live in a way today that will help you thrive tomorrow. And our seat at the podcast network table is what you've enjoyed thus far: conversations all about mental health, emotional health, and spiritual growth. You can learn more about our various podcasters and their shows at theartofleadershipnetwork.com.

If you enjoy this episode with Levi, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

279: Dismantling "Project Self” and How to Transform a Generation (feat. Jon Tyson)

271: Codependency, Betrayal, and Why Relationships are Just Hard (feat. Andi Andrew)

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Feb 09, 2022
279: Dismantling "Project Self” and How to Transform a Generation (feat. Jon Tyson)
59:37

We are living in a culture obsessed with self. Fortune cookie Freudian slogans that started as a trend have now become truth. “Self” has become the soul’s port of authority in our postmodern culture. Hey, friends. Thanks for joining me this week for episode 279, where today, Jon Tyson joins us to talk about dismantling "project self" and what it's going to take to transform a generation. Now, don’t be mistaken, living a life of wholeness, spirit, soul, and body, is of vital necessity. It’s just that we aren’t the point of our own story. "Project self" has no footing in the presence of true transformation. And that's exactly what we're talking about today.

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276: Victim Consciousness, Heartache, and How Coping Mechanisms Create a False Sense of Health (feat. Dr. Dan Allender)

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Feb 02, 2022
278: When Life Doesn't Look Anything Like Your Dreams and Why Vulnerability Isn't Weakness (feat. Scott Erickson)
42:55

Maybe you showed up today and are thinking, "My life doesn’t look anything like I wanted it to. How do I even keep going?" Well, that's the conversation we're having today with visual artist, Scott Erickson, who's going to teach us what to do when life doesn't look anything like our dreams. Maybe a question you're wrestling with today is how to know when you should let go of a dream. Scott's here to talk candidly about exactly that with you and me.

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233: The Cost of Holding Back in Life, Faking Positivity, and The Hidden Power of Writing Things Down (feat. Ally Fallon)

235: Get Out of Your Way, Ask Better Questions, and Flip Your Focus (feat. Comedian Michael Jr.)

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Jan 26, 2022
277: Why the Relentless Pursuit of Pleasure Leads to Pain, Narcissism, and Dopamine Addiction (feat. Dr. Anna Lembke)
01:04:57

According to our guest today, the relentless pursuit of pleasure leads to pain. And this isn't hyperbole, it's science. This week, we're joined by Dr. Anna Lembke, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. We’re living in a time of unprecedented access to high-reward, high-dopamine stimuli: drugs, food, news, gambling, shopping, gaming, texting, and social media. Dr. Lembke says that "the increased numbers, variety, and potency is staggering. The smartphone is the modern-day hypodermic needle, delivering digital dopamine 24/7 for a wired generation. As such we’ve all become vulnerable to compulsive overconsumption." So today, Dr. Lembke is going to explain why the relentless pursuit of pleasure leads to pain…and what to do about it.

If you enjoy this episode with Dr. Lembke, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

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260: Self-Defeating Behavior, Living a Lie, and the Path to Inner Peace (feat. John Mark Comer)

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Jan 19, 2022
276: Victim Consciousness, Heartache, and How Coping Mechanisms Create a False Sense of Health (feat. Dr. Dan Allender)
01:00:52

Tragedy and pain inevitably touch our lives in some way. We long to feel whole, but more often than not, the way we've learned to deal with our wounds pushes us away from the very restoration we need most. This week, we're joined by Dr. Dan Allender, who's going to teach us all about redeeming heartache and how our very familiar coping mechanisms create a false sense of health. If you've experienced any sort of loss or pain recently, I really want you to buckle into this conversation. Please take notes. Please rewind and listen to sections of the conversation again as you need.

If you enjoy this episode with Dan, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

266: Core Issues of the Soul, a Fresh Perspective on Grief and Loss, and The Soul of Desire (feat. Curt Thompson, M.D.)

260: Self-Defeating Behavior, Living a Lie, and the Path to Inner Peace (feat. John Mark Comer)

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Jan 12, 2022
275: Rewrite Your Self-Sabotaging Story and Overcome Self-Defeating Behavior (feat. Ian Morgan Cron)
58:23

This week on the podcast, we're talking about how to rewrite your self-sabotaging story and how to overcome self-defeating behavior using the incredible tool that is the Enneagram. Joining us is Ian Cron, bestselling author, speaker, and Enneagram expert. After leaving today's conversation with Ian, I trust you will have clear steps to free your mind from the outdated messages you learned years ago, which will unlock blocks to personal and spiritual growth, which will empower you to take another step further in becoming the person God designed you to be.

If you enjoy this episode with Ian, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

266: Core Issues of the Soul, a Fresh Perspective on Grief and Loss, and The Soul of Desire (feat. Curt Thompson, M.D.)

262: Approval Addiction, The Dark Side of Discipline, and How to Discern Urgency (feat. Jordan Raynor)

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Jan 05, 2022
HOLIDAY ENCORE: Erwin McManus on Experiencing and Expressing Genius
01:06:56

Do you remember that at a young age, we had to be taught to color inside the lines? We had to be taught to think inside the box, too. But our natural instinct was to think outside the box. To express an innate genius through our lives. But here's the catch: genius is not transferrable. You could spend your life with Picasso and never become a great painter." But with Jesus, his genius is dramatically the reverse. His genius, it would seem, is contagious. Why? Find out this week with our guest, Erwin McManus.

If you enjoy this episode with Erwin, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

253: How to Make Sure You’re Dealing with Blind Spots, Hopelessness, and Why Emotions are a Bad Compass (feat. Daniel Harkavy)

241: How to Free Yourself from the Cult of Overwork and the Benefits of Non-Achievement (feat. Michael Hyatt)

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Dec 29, 2021
HOLIDAY ENCORE: The Top Relationship Mistakes We Make that We Don't Know We're Making (feat. Dave and Ann Wilson)
01:12:03

One of the best pieces of advice I've ever been given, that I want to give to you, is to ask people for feedback about y our own blind spots. And this plays into every domain of life, from finances to personal growth, and especially to relationships. And that's exactly the target we're going to hit today: the top relationship mistakes we make that we don't know we're making. Dave and Ann Wilson join us today. In addition to being my pastors and leaders, they're the bestselling authors of Vertical Marriage and the hosts of the nationally syndicated radio program, Family Life Today. This is their space, and to be honest, I don't think anyone talks about it like they do.

If you enjoyed this episode with Dave and Ann, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

222: Lysa TerKeurst on Forgiving What You Can’t Forget

230: Rejection in Relationships, Sexual Shame, and Why You Shouldn’t Kiss Dating Goodbye (feat. Kait Warman)

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Dec 22, 2021
274: Is Your Marriage Stuck in Roommate Mode? Here's How to Make Love Work (feat. Chris and Megan Rea)
01:13:00

Two years into marriage, my friends, Chris and Megan Rea, were done. They went from being high school sweethearts where they said, "We can't keep our hands off each other" to "We're just roommates." This week, we're talking with Chris and Megan all about how to keep your marriage flourishing and out of "roommate mode."

If you enjoy this episode with Chris and Meg, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

238: The Top Relationship Mistakes We Make that We Don’t Know We’re Making (feat. Dave and Ann Wilson)

247: How to Predict Happiness in Marriage and Why Attraction, Chemistry, and Compatibility Aren’t Enough (feat. Gary Thomas)

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Dec 15, 2021
273: Leaving "Stuck" and the Status Quo for Alignment in Your Purpose (feat. Ken Coleman)
56:05

The Great Resignation. It isn’t just because people want to work from home. People aren’t fleeing the office; they are fleeing the status quo. People are fed up with glass ceilings and empty promises of pay raises with little to no professional development opportunities. Hey, friends. Welcome to the podcast. Thanks for joining me again this week for episode 273 where today, we're talking with my friend Ken Coleman, host of The Ken Coleman Show about The Great Resignation, why too many people feel stuck in jobs they hate, and how to carve a clear path to do work you love; to move from paycheck...to purpose.

If you enjoy this episode with Ken, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

262: Approval Addiction, The Dark Side of Discipline, and How to Discern Urgency (feat. Jordan Raynor)

258: Erwin McManus on Experiencing and Expressing Genius

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Dec 10, 2021
272: Staying Busy as a Defense Mechanism, Languishing, and the Power of Patterns (feat. Justin Kendrick)
57:29

Today, we're talking about how to create better habits for everyday life. Goal setting is failing, and it's often because habits and systems are unstructured. Justin Kendrick, today's guest will unpack the mechanics of focus and he will also talk about why too many people stay busy as a defense mechanism for a deeper issue looming in their hearts.

If you enjoy this episode with Justin, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

266: Core Issues of the Soul, a Fresh Perspective on Grief and Loss, and The Soul of Desire (feat. Curt Thompson, M.D.)

262: Approval Addiction, The Dark Side of Discipline, and How to Discern Urgency (feat. Jordan Raynor)

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Dec 08, 2021
271: Codependency, Betrayal, and Why Relationships are Just Hard (feat. Andi Andrew)
55:28

Today, we're talking about codependency, betrayal, the exes from our past, and why relationships are as hard as they are wonderful. Joining us today is Andi Andrew, whose own history of codependency in relationships has given her wisdom through experience for all of us in our own lives.

If you enjoy this episode with Andi, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

253: How to Make Sure You’re Dealing with Blind Spots, Hopelessness, and Why Emotions are a Bad Compass (feat. Daniel Harkavy)

247: How to Predict Happiness in Marriage and Why Attraction, Chemistry, and Compatibility Aren’t Enough (feat. Gary Thomas)

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Dec 01, 2021
270: How to Develop the Breakthrough Muscle and Why Everyone Reaches the Failure Point of Their Most Developed Strength (feat. NBA Performance Coach David Nurse)
01:12:36

In today’s episode, we're talking about how to develop the breakthrough muscle, fake positivity, and why everyone reaches the failure point of their most developed strength. Joining us is one of my best friends, NBA performance coach, David Nurse. From the day I met him, he has exuded a razor-sharp focus and energy for life, and his passion is to help develop people just like you.

If you enjoy this episode with David, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

257: Burnout, Managing Energy, and How to Live at Your Best (feat. Carey Nieuwhof)

265: Dave Hollis on Courage When Your Character is Under Fire, Dating After Divorce, and Dumping Falsehood

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Nov 24, 2021
How to Survive Awkward Family Gatherings During the Holidays (feat. Dr. John Delony)
52:45

This week, the holiday season begins, and along with that often comes wonderful holiday gatherings. But in many cases, those family gatherings might be awkward. If you're headed into this week thinking, "I hate how politically charged family gatherings become. How do I dodge these situations?" or “I love my family, but they drive me nuts at holiday dinners," this is the conversation for you. But we can't ignore the reality that for some of you, you're hiding tears, thinking, "I am alone during the holidays, and really get depressed. I’d give anything to have a family dinner, even if it’s crazy." Joining us this week is my dear friend, Dr. John Delony, a regular co-host of "The Dave Ramsey Show." We're going to have some fun, but we're also going to equip you to step into this holiday season with confidence and empathy.

If you enjoyed this episode with John, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

151: Why Your Relationships Keep Failing and How to Find the Right People to Fuel Longevity in Life (feat. Dr. John Townsend)

212: How to Let Go of Guilt (feat. Valorie Burton)

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Nov 19, 2021
269: How to Un-Complicate Prayer and What's in a Deeply Formed Life (feat. Rich Villodas)
55:19

This week, we're talking about how to develop a habit of uncomplicated prayer, and how to establish and live a deeply formed life. Rich Villodas joins us today. And in preparation for this conversation, I Googled the phrase "Why am I." And what followed was no surprise at all: "Why am I so tired" and "Why am I always tired." So, I'd like to propose that one of the contributing factors to our chronic exhaustion is the fact that we are carrying burdens we should be laying down. And learning how to do that consistently is at the foundation of the deeply formed life.

If you enjoy this episode with Rich, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

260: Self-Defeating Behavior, Living a Lie, and the Path to Inner Peace (feat. John Mark Comer)

257: Burnout, Managing Energy, and How to Live at Your Best (feat. Carey Nieuwhof)

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Nov 17, 2021
268: Clinical Depression, The Downward Spiral, and Holding on When You Want to Let Go (feat. Sheila Walsh)
01:04:52

This week, we're talking about clinical depression and the downward spiral, but also, how to hold on when you want to let go. Sheila Walsh, our guest today, is going to share her story through clinical depression and even shed light on her experience with medication, therapy, and what resurfaced through the pandemic in 2020. In a profound statement, Sheila said, "We need the companionship of brokenness, of people who love God but don't have all the answers." Today's conversation is both raw and rich in its transparency, but I trust you'll walk away from it with hope.

If you enjoy this episode with Sheila, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

267: Emotional Abuse (feat. Dr. Dave Strubler and Mark Strubler, M.A., L.P.C.)

259: Emotional Incarceration and How Men Win the War Within (feat. Jason Wilson)

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Nov 12, 2021
267: Emotional Abuse (feat. Dr. Dave Strubler and Mark Strubler, M.A., L.P.C.)
01:46:07

This week, we're talking all about emotional abuse; the ins and outs of how to recognize the abuse, how to heal from the abuse, and how to protect others from its insidious effects. Joining me are two trusted friends, Dr. Dave Strubler, whose 40-plus years in organizational leadership and social work have given him an up-close view of emotional abuse at work in culture, as well as his son, another friend, Mark Strubler, a licensed professional counselor, who specializes in trauma recovery.

If you enjoy this episode with Dave and Mark, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

221: The Soul of Shame and What Shame Does to You (feat. Curt Thompson, M.D.)

266: Core Issues of the Soul, a Fresh Perspective on Grief and Loss, and The Soul of Desire (feat. Curt Thompson, M.D.)

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Nov 10, 2021
266: Core Issues of the Soul, a Fresh Perspective on Grief and Loss, and The Soul of Desire (feat. Curt Thompson, M.D.)
01:27:05

This week, we're joined by my good friend, psychiatrist, and author, Dr. Curt Thompson. About today's conversation, Curt said, "Most of our well-intended attempts to counter the storms of our inner and outer lives involve identifying our problems and devising solutions for them. But in our hurry to diagnose and treat our diseases of the soul, we are often outrun by the very fear that is driving us to identify and resolve them.” This is perhaps one of the most emotional episodes I've ever recorded, but there's a holistic approach to understanding shame, loss, trauma, and our souls' deepest desire that I trust will bring a fresh perspective and hope to you today, so buckle up.

If you enjoy this episode with Curt, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

221: The Soul of Shame and What Shame Does to You (feat. Curt Thompson, M.D.)

226: Jamie Winship on Turning Chaos into Opportunity in Every Area of Your Life

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Nov 03, 2021
265: Dave Hollis on Being Built through Adversity, Dating After Divorce, and Dumping Falsehood
01:10:47

This week we're talking about the exhaustion of explaining yourself and how to risk with courage. Today, Dave Hollis will unpack why "When we're feeling frustrated and unfulfilled, the source of our discontent can often be traced back to the gap that exists between who we are at our core and how we feel like we have to show up to get affirmation from outside sources." Also today, Dave will teach us how to handle criticism without going into self-protection or self-promotion mode.

If you enjoy this episode with Dave, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

255: Triggered and Insecure? It’s the Thing Beneath the Thing. (feat. Steve Carter)

250: Louie Giglio on The Battle for Your Mind

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Oct 27, 2021
264: Courage When Your Character is Under Fire and How to Develop Discernment and Wisdom (feat. Madison Prewett)
01:00:25

This week, we're talking about how to develop courage when your character is under fire and how to grow in discernment and wisdom. This is so important because courage without boundaries, without identity, and without wisdom or discernment might be reckless. So, the key to knowing how and when to pull the trigger and fight back against accusation? Wisdom and discernment. I'm so excited for you to lean into today's conversation with Madison Prewett, who is an absolute powerhouse of practical advice and sound wisdom.

If you enjoy this episode with Madison, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

260: Self-Defeating Behavior, Living a Lie, and the Path to Inner Peace (feat. John Mark Comer)

258: Erwin McManus on Experiencing and Expressing Genius

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Oct 20, 2021
263: Surrender, Control, and Your Emotional Health (feat. Rebekah and Gabe Lyons)
59:49

Today, we're talking with Rebekah and Gabe Lyons about surrender, control, and your emotional health. Gabe and Rebekah each bring unique perspectives to the conversation around mental and emotional health, with Rebekah as an author, and Gabe as the founder of Q Ideas, an initiative aimed at engaging faith and culture in helpful, value-adding conversations. So, today is all about the fear of losing control of life, the loss of critical thinking skills in culture today, and so much more.

If you enjoy this episode with Rebekah and Gabe, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

260: Self-Defeating Behavior, Living a Lie, and the Path to Inner Peace (feat. John Mark Comer)

259: Emotional Incarceration and How Men Win the War Within (feat. Jason Wilson)

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Oct 13, 2021
262: Approval Addiction, The Dark Side of Discipline, and How to Discern Urgency (feat. Jordan Raynor)
01:03:30

Today, we're talking with my good friend, Jordan Raynor, about approval addiction, the dark side of discipline, and how to discern urgency. In fact, today, you'll learn that time management is not an exercise to achieve inner peace. Instead, because we have access to inner peace already, time management is an expression of the gift of peace we've been given.

If you enjoy this episode with Jordan, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

261: The Illusion of Life Balance and How to Do What Really Matters (feat. Christy Wright)

260: Self-Defeating Behavior, Living a Lie, and the Path to Inner Peace (feat. John Mark Comer)

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Oct 11, 2021
261: The Illusion of Life Balance and How to Do What Really Matters (feat. Christy Wright)
48:12

This week, we're talking about the illusion of life balance and how to order your life to do what really matters. For a lot of us listening today, we have a laundry list of "shoulds" that are weighed down by the feelings of guilt for not doing what we think we should be doing. But today, Christy Wright joins the conversation to teach why you don't have the right to say no. You have the responsibility to say no.

If you enjoy this episode with Christy, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

257: Burnout, Managing Energy, and How to Live at Your Best (feat. Carey Nieuwhof)

254: Why You Need a Reset (feat. Lee Cummings)

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Oct 06, 2021
260: Self-Defeating Behavior, Living a Lie, and the Path to Inner Peace (feat. John Mark Comer)
01:11:26

This week, we're talking about self-defeating behavior, living a lie, and the true path to inner peace. Have you wondered lately why your mind is under so much duress and why you keep returning to self-protecting, self-promoting reflexes in your day-to-day interaction with others? Well, according to today's guest, one of my favorite people, John Mark Comer, “The emotional/relational/familial/societal/political meltdown we’ve been living in for years now is daily proof of the fact that our mental maps are off, that we're drifting further and further into dangerous territory.” What’s the linchpin that’s inhibiting our ability to course-correct? That's what we'll explore with John Mark today.

If you enjoy this episode with John Mark, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

232: Dr. Caroline Leaf on Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess

255: Triggered and Insecure? It’s the Thing Beneath the Thing. (feat. Steve Carter)

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Sep 29, 2021
259: Emotional Incarceration and How Men Win the War Within (feat. Jason Wilson)
01:07:38

Our guest today, Jason Wilson, is a prolific coach to many men, young and old, across the nation. He says, "Strength depends on the physical ability of the body, but power is based on the spiritual rule over the body." For decades, Jason Wilson was losing the war within—the internal battle that many men wage daily but were never taught how to win. As a result, he could not combat his toxic thoughts and emotions. Instead, he was conquered by them and communicated without composure—hurting those he loved and himself. This went on until he renewed his mind by releasing years of past trauma. His life and relationships were transformed when he learned how to master his emotions and express them with self-control. In the process, Jason became a better husband, father, and leader. And today, you'll hear from Jason and learn how to do the same.

If you enjoy this episode with Jason, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

255: Triggered and Insecure? It’s the Thing Beneath the Thing. (feat. Steve Carter)

250: Louie Giglio on The Battle for Your Mind

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Sep 22, 2021
258: Erwin McManus on Experiencing and Expressing Genius
01:06:56

Do you remember that at a young age, we had to be taught to color inside the lines? We had to be taught to think inside the box, too. But our natural instinct was to think outside the box. To express an innate genius through our lives. But here's the catch: genius is not transferrable. You could spend your life with Picasso and never become a great painter." But with Jesus, his genius is dramatically the reverse. His genius, it would seem, is contagious. Why? Find out this week with our guest, Erwin McManus.

If you enjoy this episode with Erwin, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

253: How to Make Sure You’re Dealing with Blind Spots, Hopelessness, and Why Emotions are a Bad Compass (feat. Daniel Harkavy)

241: How to Free Yourself from the Cult of Overwork and the Benefits of Non-Achievement (feat. Michael Hyatt)

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Sep 15, 2021
257: Burnout, Managing Energy, and How to Live at Your Best (feat. Carey Nieuwhof)
01:02:12

257: Burnout, Managing Energy, and How to Live at Your Best (feat. Carey Nieuwhof)

 

Overwhelmed. Overcommitted. Overworked. That’s the false script many people, maybe you, and definitely I, adopt to be successful. Does this sound familiar? Slammed is normal. Distractions are everywhere. Life gets reduced to going through the motions. To be candid, it's wildly familiar to me. And I don't like it. If you're tired of living that way, hold tight. This week, influential podcast host and thought leader Carey Nieuwhof joins us to talk about burnout, managing energy, and how to live at your best.

If you enjoy this episode with Carey, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

237: Jon Acuff on The Surprise Solution to Overthinking

241: How to Free Yourself from the Cult of Overwork and the Benefits of Non-Achievement (feat. Michael Hyatt)

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Sep 13, 2021
256: Win the Interview, Land the Job, Crush Your Career (feat. Dee Ann Turner)
01:04:38

After 35 years in business and leadership at the top of Chick-fil-A, Dee Ann Turner knows a few things about culture, about hiring the right candidate, and about coaching people to win their interview, land the job, and crush their career. And that's exactly where we're headed today.

If you enjoy this episode with Dee Ann, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

237: Jon Acuff on The Surprise Solution to Overthinking

227: Flipping the Script of Your Life, Healing Burnout, and How to Win the Day (feat. Mark Batterson)

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Sep 08, 2021
255: Triggered and Insecure? It's the Thing Beneath the Thing. (feat. Steve Carter)
01:01:49

This week, we're talking about the thing...beneath the thing. The deeper issue. The root cause of the surface-level pain and anxiety you're experiencing today. This week, Steve Carter joins us and he will teach all of us how to identify and deal with the issues beneath the issues in life, how to recognize an over-extension of pleasure that serves as a dysfunctional tool for coping with pain, and why most people miss what's really keeping them stuck.

If you enjoy this episode with Steve, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

245: John Eldredge on Healing the Masculine Soul and the Trauma of the Global Pandemic

241: How to Free Yourself from the Cult of Overwork and the Benefits of Non-Achievement (feat. Michael Hyatt)

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Sep 01, 2021
254: Why You Need a Reset (feat. Lee Cummings)
01:07:43

This week on the podcast, we're talking about why you need a reset in life. But today's conversation is more than practical; I believe it's going to be a spiritual deposit. From time to time, I like to invite friends, spiritual leaders, who will help us pause to receive perspective and wisdom about the bigger picture of what the Lord is doing in us and in the world. We need it. And that's exactly the conversation we're having today with my friend, senior pastor of Radiant Church, Lee Cummings.

If you enjoy this episode with Lee, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

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Aug 25, 2021
253: How to Make Sure You're Dealing with Blind Spots, Hopelessness, and Why Emotions are a Bad Compass (feat. Daniel Harkavy)
01:13:06

Blind spots. We all have them, but the challenge is that we can't see them. So the task before us to is employ enough self-awareness and emotional maturity in order to seek wisdom from others about those blind spots so we can grow through them. Joining us today for this personal coaching conversation is a renowned executive coach and author, Daniel Harkavy. Also today, we're going to explore the issue of hopelessness and why emotions make a pretty poor compass for life.

If you enjoy this episode with Daniel, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

241: How to Free Yourself from the Cult of Overwork and the Benefits of Non-Achievement (feat. Michael Hyatt)

237: Jon Acuff on The Surprise Solution to Overthinking

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Aug 18, 2021
252: The Bachelor's Ben Higgins on Shame, Guilt, and Isolation, and Why Singleness is Not a Disease to be Cured
57:34

This week, Ben Higgins, ABC's "The Bachelor," joins the conversation to share his experience with shame, guilt, and isolation. This week, we'll also talk about why singleness, according to Ben, is not a disease that needs to be cured. If you've felt stuck in any of your relationships, you'll want to buckle-in to this one.

If you enjoy this episode with Ben, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

251: Emotional Unavailability, Rejection, and Why You Can't Heal Yourself (feat. The Bachelorette's Desiree Hartsock Siegfried)

247: How to Predict Happiness in Marriage and Why Attraction, Chemistry, and Compatibility Aren’t Enough (feat. Gary Thomas)

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Aug 11, 2021
251: Emotional Unavailability, Rejection, and Why You Can't Heal Yourself (feat. The Bachelorette's Desiree Hartsock Siegfried)
01:00:00

Have you ever been in an emotionally unavailable and closed-off relationship? And in that relationship have you over-extended yourself to such a degree that the return on your investment was "crumbs of affection"? This week, we're talking about how to heal from rejection. You see, behind rejection is often underlying roots of unworthiness and abandonment. And that's the deep dive we're taking with ABC's The Bachelorette, Desiree Hartsock Siegfried.

If you enjoy this episode with Desiree, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

230: Rejection in Relationships, Sexual Shame, and Why You Shouldn’t Kiss Dating Goodbye (feat. Kait Warman)

247: How to Predict Happiness in Marriage and Why Attraction, Chemistry, and Compatibility Aren’t Enough (feat. Gary Thomas)

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Aug 09, 2021
250: Louie Giglio on The Battle for Your Mind
55:44

For many people, stress, anxiety, and overwhelm are running full tilt right now. And as such, there's a common belief that there’s no way out. But this week, the founder of the Passion movement, Louie Giglio, joins us to talk about the root issue: the battle for your mind.

If you enjoy this episode with Louie, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

241: How to Free Yourself from the Cult of Overwork and the Benefits of Non-Achievement (feat. Michael Hyatt)

244: Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams on Checking In with Yourself, How to Not Live from Your Wounds, and Her Life-Threatening Battle with Depression

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Aug 04, 2021
SUMMER BREAK 2021: Anxiety: What It Is, What It Isn't, and How to Get Your Life Back (feat. Dr. John Delony)
47:34

This week, we're talking about anxiety; why we need to redefine it, and how to do exactly that. While mental health is complex, our culture has made anxiety into something it’s not. For the majority of people who face anxiety, the truth is simpler than we think: anxiety is an alarm. It’s a signal—nothing more and nothing less. Anxiety is simply our body’s way of telling us something is wrong. If we stop and listen, we can calm the alarm and move forward into healing and hope.

If you enjoyed this episode with John, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

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212: How to Let Go of Guilt (feat. Valorie Burton)

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Jul 28, 2021
SUMMER BREAK 2021: What to Do with Your Unwanted Pain and Why Pretending Keeps You from Transformation (feat. Nicole Zasowski)
57:35

Somehow, the unthinkable happened in your life: job loss, infidelity in your marriage, the loss of a parent far too early in life, the betrayal of a friend.

Beyond the shock, grief and the sense of profound loss hits in an unpredictable way. And as we move through grief, not only does life change but we are changed in the process. And while a fatalistic view of life isn’t helpful or even hopeful, we cannot ignore the fact that in this life, we will experience loss and pain. And that’s what we’re going to explore with marriage and family therapist, Nicole Zasowski. Today’s focus isn’t about how to look on the bright side or how to search for the silver lining in the cloud. It’s how to leverage the unwanted pain in your life in a way that will lead you to emotional freedom and transformation.

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Jul 21, 2021
SUMMER BREAK 2021: The Soul of Shame and What it Does to You (feat. Curt Thompson, M.D.)
01:11:02

We're all infected with a spiritual disease. Its name is "shame." Whether we realize it or not, shame affects every aspect of our lives. In fact, shame causes us to hide. Yet God is not absent or separate from our hiding. He's with us in it. So why do we work so hard to believe He's not with us in our shame? Find out this week as we sit down with Dr. Curt Thompson, a renowned psychiatrist, whose insight on shame will help you identify your own pains and struggles and find freedom from the lifelong negative messages that bind you. It's time to embrace healing and wholeness as you discover and defeat shame's insidious agenda.

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196: What You Need to Know about Trauma, and the Transformation from Trauma to Wholeness (feat. Dr. James Gordon)

201: Self-Medicating, Inner Healing, and the Abundant Life (feat. Carlos Whittaker)

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Jul 14, 2021
SUMMER BREAK 2021: How to Let Go of Guilt (feat. Valorie Burton)
01:08:27

Living with an overshadowing feeling of guilt is exhausting. Guilt drives our decisions. Guilt is a source of distraction. And in relationships, guilt shows up as debt. How? Well, too often, we take far more responsibility than we should in a relationship. So, we may not have done something wrong, but we feel like we did, so we have to compensate. Today, we’re taking a thorough look at how to let go of guilt in your life with author, speaker, and coach, Valorie Burton, whose own relationship with guilt has given her both perspective and tools we need.

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Jul 07, 2021
249: The Danger of Deception and Bitterness and Core Values that Will Shape Your Life (feat. Henry and Alex Seeley)
01:03:39

This week on the podcast, Henry and Alex Seeley, pastors of "The Belonging Co." in Nashville are here to talk about the danger of deception and bitterness and core values that will shape your life. We'll also get under the hood of their personal journeys of risk and change, and what kept them anchored in truth and stability along the way.

If you enjoy this episode with Henry and Alex, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

203: Sam Collier on The Transformation of the Mind, Deciding to Not Be Defined By Your Past, and How to Realize Your Greater Story

205: What to Do When You’re Numb, Exhausted, and Doing Things that Don’t Matter (feat. Jon Tyson)

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Jun 30, 2021
248: Dumping Excuses, Saying "No," and Living with a Victim Mentality (feat. Anthony ONeal)
33:28

There's no quicker way for you to lose focus and motivation in life than when you decide to live as a victim of your past. And the operative word here is "decide." This week, Anthony ONeal, host of "The Table," joins us to talk about dumping excuses, setting boundaries, and... how to stop living with a victim mentality.

If you enjoy this episode with Anthony, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

241: How to Free Yourself from the Cult of Overwork and the Benefits of Non-Achievement (feat. Michael Hyatt)

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Jun 23, 2021
247: How to Predict Happiness in Marriage and Why Attraction, Chemistry, and Compatibility Aren't Enough (feat. Gary Thomas)
58:42

Three things that lead people to get married are often romantic attraction, sexual chemistry, and relational compatibility. Yet research shows that they do not predict future marital happiness and fulfillment. And in 1967, a study of college-age women found at 76% of women said they would marry someone if the man had every trait they were looking for, even if they didn’t feel “romantic love” toward him. In more recent research, 91% of women said, “absolutely not.” So, what’s the cultural shift? Well, this week, we're talking all things dating, marriage, compatibility, and conflict with Gary Thomas.

If you enjoy this episode with Gary, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

238: The Top Relationship Mistakes We Make that We Don’t Know We’re Making (feat. Dave and Ann Wilson)

230: Rejection in Relationships, Sexual Shame, and Why You Shouldn’t Kiss Dating Goodbye (feat. Kait Warman)

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Jun 16, 2021
246: Christine Caine on Drifting in Your Purpose, Deconstruction, Irrational Fear, and Why She Almost Quit
01:00:52

Throughout life, most of us ask, "How did I get here?" And loaded in the question is often disillusionment and disappointment about the subtle drift we had no idea was taking place. This week, Christine Caine teaches that the only way you can have a wider reach of effectiveness in life is contingent upon the degree to which we are prepared to go deeper in our walk with God. Christine shares candidly about the process of breaking, crushing, and healing in her own life that is so necessary for anointing to flow through our lives as well.

If you enjoy this episode with Christine, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

239: Why Freedom Complicates Life, Avoiding Pain, and The Trap of Compartmentalizing Life (feat. Mark Clark)

231: Finding Happiness, Grief & Loss, and Why Your Scars Tell a Story (feat. Daniel Fusco)

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Jun 09, 2021
245: John Eldredge on Healing the Masculine Soul and the Trauma of the Global Pandemic
57:59

This week, one of my personal heroes is back on the show to talk all about healing the masculine soul. And that's John Eldredge. About today's conversation, he said, "I am here to tell you that you can get your heart back. But I need to warn you—if you want your heart back if you want the wound healed and your strength restored and to find your true name, you’re going to have to fight for it." This week, you're going to learn how to recover your true masculine heart, how to heal the wounds and trauma in your story, and how to delight in the strength you were created to offer the world.

If you enjoy this episode with John, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

202: Masculinity on Fire and How to Predict a Moral Failure Before It Happens (feat. Stephen Mansfield)

209: When You Feel Behind in Life and Need Transformation (feat. Morgan Snyder)

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Jun 02, 2021
244: Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams on Toxic Relationships, Checking In with Yourself, How to Not Live from Your Wounds, and Her Life-Threatening Battle with Depression
54:58

This week, Michelle Williams from Destiny's Child is here, and we're talking about her never-before-told story of how, even amid enormous fame and success, she battled depression...and won. Michelle also shares powerful practices of checking in with yourself and how to not live from wounds of your past.

If you enjoy this episode with Michelle, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

221: The Soul of Shame and What Shame Does to You (feat. Curt Thompson, M.D.)

229: Anxiety: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and How to Get Your Life Back (feat. Dr. John Delony)

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May 26, 2021
243: How to Hear God's Voice, DIY “Spirituality,” and How to Stop Burning-Out (feat. Shawn Bolz)
57:23

Learning how to discern God's voice is critical for life. But many people ask questions like, "How do I know it's God's voice" and "How do I know the difference between my intuition and the voice of the Lord? Will they be at odds with one another?" This week, Shawn Bolz, a respected voice around the world joins us to tackle this exact subject. If you've ever wondered how to hear God's voice for your life and for your purpose, today's conversation will help answer that question.

If you enjoy this episode with Shawn, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

218: Kris Vallotton on Unlocking Spiritual Intelligence that Will Transform Your Life

228: Gary Thomas on The One Habit that Will Change Every Area of Your Life (and Nine Ways to Get There)

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May 19, 2021
242: The Power of Words, Single-Parenting, and the Spiral of Shame (feat. Caitlin Crosby, founder of "The Giving Keys")
47:59

It's pretty obvious that words can cut and destroy. Words can heal. And words have the ability to establish a precedent for the affection and focus of your life. Most certainly, however, words spoken contain the power of life and death. This week, Caitlin Crosby, founder of "The Giving Keys," joins us to talk about the inherent power of words and the words that are presently forming her world. But then, in a raw and candid fashion, Caitlin pivots from this theme to talk about her journey through a new life of single parenting and what happens when shame knocks on the door of her heart.

If you enjoy this episode with Caitlin, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:

214: Stop Hiding. Stop Playing Small. (feat. Sam Acho)

231: Finding Happiness, Grief & Loss, and Why Your Scars Tell a Story (feat. Daniel Fusco)

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May 12, 2021
241: How to Free Yourself from the Cult of Overwork and the Benefits of Non-Achievement (feat. Michael Hyatt)
54:44

In a recent survey of workers, 82% of the respondents said they are overworked. And this has resulted in high burnout rates. And in the United States alone, 43% of the respondents indicated that staff morale was low because they are overworked. To make matters more complicated, almost half or 49% have left their company because they felt overwhelmed by the amount of work. Not only is overworking detrimental to long-term wellness, it is addictive. Too many people wrap their overall self-worth and identity in their performance. But what if there was another way? What if you could learn to win at work and succeed in life? That's the conversation we're having with New York Times bestselling author and leadership development expert, Michael Hyatt.

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May 05, 2021
240: The Porn Effect, The Roots of Sexual Addiction, and What John Mayer Said About Pornography (feat. Ted Shimer)
01:02:50

Today’s conversation goes the distance on a necessary subject: pornography. Porn stimulates the brain like other addictive drugs and is hooking a generation. In fact, no one is immune to the destructive power of porn. It's waging war against personal purpose, health, and is destroying relationships. Joining us for this deep dive is Ted Shimer.

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Apr 28, 2021
239: Why Freedom Complicates Life, Avoiding Pain, and The Trap of Compartmentalizing Life (feat. Mark Clark)
01:03:24

Some people don't want to be free because real, lasting freedom complicates life as we know it. And because Jesus brings with Him solutions to problems and empowerment to take responsibility for our own lives, that will introduce complications to the comfort of seeing life only through our limited paradigm. Freedom has a cost, but the payout will change your life and the lives of others. The question is whether or not you want to live in that freedom or stay trapped in ignorance of what is available to you. Mark Clark joins the conversation this week.

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Apr 21, 2021
238: The Top Relationship Mistakes We Make that We Don't Know We're Making (feat. Dave and Ann Wilson)
01:13:18

One of the best pieces of advice I've ever been given, that I want to give to you, is to ask people for feedback about y our own blind spots. And this plays into every domain of life, from finances to personal growth, and especially to relationships. And that's exactly the target we're going to hit today: the top relationship mistakes we make that we don't know we're making. Dave and Ann Wilson join us today. In addition to being my pastors and leaders, they're the bestselling authors of Vertical Marriage and the hosts of the nationally syndicated radio program, Family Life Today. This is their space, and to be honest, I don't think anyone talks about it like they do.

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Apr 14, 2021
237: Jon Acuff on The Surprise Solution to Overthinking
58:21

According to today's guest, New York Times Bestselling Author, Jon Acuff, overthinking isn't a personality trait. It's the sneakiest form of fear. It steals your time, your creativity, and your ability to achieve your goals. And when we don't control our thoughts, our thoughts control us. But the solution to overthinking isn't to stop thinking. This week, Jon Acuff is here to walk us through revolutionary and scientific principles to pump the brakes on overthinking and re-focus your energy in a healthier, more productive manner.

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Apr 07, 2021
236: Finding Truth in the Chaos of a Relativistic Culture (feat. Skillet’s John Cooper)
58:32

Surveying culture today, it's pretty obvious that we're an incredibly divided, isolated society. And one of the resounding themes in this postmodern era has been around the search for truth. Why does this matter? What's at stake? Freedom, actually. Jesus said, "And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free." Joining us today for this pivotal conversation is lead singer and founder of the 12-time platinum-selling band, Skillet, John Cooper.

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Mar 31, 2021
235: Get Out of Your Way, Ask Better Questions, and Flip Your Focus (feat. Comedian Michael Jr.)
01:00:32

A lot of times in life, we miss what's right in front of our eyes, not because we don't see it, but because we don't slow down to notice and invest. Renowned comedian Michael Jr. joins the podcast to teach us, through comedy, how he has learned to get out his own way, ask better questions, and flip the focus of his own life in such a way that his talents, abilities, and influence with others has experienced a remarkable uptick. And he'll teach you how to do the same.

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216: It’s Time to Beat Cynicism, How to Wake-Up, and What Cancel Culture is Really Destroying (feat. Harris III)

219: John Bevere on Why People Don’t Fully Develop Their God-Given Potential (And How to Multiply Yours)

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Mar 24, 2021
What's "Win Today" All About?
02:15

Join host Christopher Cook for a conversation about your emotional, spiritual, and physical health, your relationships, and essentially how to live a life of wholeness in your true identity. That kind of life is courageous, focused, overcoming, authentic, and vulnerable. And each week, we'll be joined by world-renowned leaders, bestselling authors, experts-in-field, and even friends, who will share their stories, their struggles, and their strategies for life, as if we were sitting down for coffee or dinner with them. You'll walk away from each conversation with takeaways and lessons for your everyday life.

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Mar 23, 2021
234: Breaking Negative Labels and Redefining Your Life (feat. Arden Bevere)
53:05

Words are powerful. Even when they aren't true, they can begin to shape our perceptions of ourselves and the decisions we make. Yet the only labels that really matter to this generation are the ones with which God originally designated us. Today, we're talking about breaking negative labels and redefining your life with our guest, Arden Bevere.

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Mar 17, 2021
233: The Cost of Holding Back in Life, Faking Positivity, and The Hidden Power of Writing Things Down (feat. Ally Fallon)
55:14

You'll only make progress in life to the extent you have discipline in a specific area of life. What that means for all of us is that there are potentially undisciplined areas of our lives that are holding us back. And the scary part is that we might not be aware that we are holding ourselves back from making progress in life. Well, today, author Ally Fallon joins the conversation with you and me, and together, we're going to learn how the simple, yet layered practice of writing things down will produce huge gains for us in the short-term and in the long-term.

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Mar 10, 2021
232: Dr. Caroline Leaf on Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess
01:17:58

Do you ever find yourself stuck in a swamp of destructive, negative thoughts that eventually make you physically sick? Toxic thoughts, depression, anxiety–the things that create a “mental mess” are frequently aggravated by a chaotic world and sustained by an inability to manage our runaway thoughts. But we shouldn't settle into this mental mess as if it's just our new normal. There's hope and help available to us–and the road to healthier thoughts and peak happiness may actually be shorter than you think. That’s the conversation we’re having this week with a friend and personal hero, Dr. Caroline Leaf.

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Mar 03, 2021
231: Finding Happiness, Grief & Loss, and Why Your Scars Tell a Story (feat. Daniel Fusco)
01:02:22

This week, we're talking about how to find true happiness, even amidst grief and loss, and why your scars tell a story for others to hear. What does it mean for scars to tell a story? Quite obviously, they are evidence that a collision with difficulty led to their appearance. And while we aren’t usually excited about what led to the scars, we can look back and see the Lord’s faithfulness.

And there is the story; it’s the testimony of His promise to never leave. And that leads us to a shared desire: a desire to live happy lives. But after trying to make things happen by our own efforts, we often have a nagging feeling that our lives just aren’t what they should be. So, we try to live better. We try to make adjustments to avoid future pain and loss. But with every attempt, we continually find ourselves not quite there, right? So, what are we to do? Find out this week in our conversation with Daniel Fusco.

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Feb 24, 2021
230: Rejection in Relationships, Sexual Shame, and Why You Shouldn’t Kiss Dating Goodbye (feat. Kait Warman)
56:08

This week, we're talking about rejection in relationships. Maybe you've joined the conversation today and are thinking "I can’t escape a deep feeling of rejection in my life, through my relationships" and "My past relationships mistakes are shaming me into not taking risks anymore." Whether it happened in grade school or last week, rejection can leave deep scars that affect our relationships, our self-worth, and our identities for years to come. And while we can't control when rejection appears, we can control how we react when it does. This week, popular relationship coach and podcaster Kait Warman joins us for a deep dive into rejection in relationships.

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Feb 17, 2021
229: Anxiety: What It Is, What It Isn't, and How to Get Your Life Back (feat. Dr. John Delony)
49:29

This week, we're talking about anxiety; why we need to redefine it, and how to do exactly that. While mental health is complex, our culture has made anxiety into something it’s not. For the majority of people who face anxiety, the truth is simpler than we think: anxiety is an alarm. It’s a signal—nothing more and nothing less. Anxiety is simply our body’s way of telling us something is wrong. If we stop and listen, we can calm the alarm and move forward into healing and hope.

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Feb 10, 2021
228: Gary Thomas on The One Habit that Will Change Every Area of Your Life (and Nine Ways to Get There)
01:06:46

What if there really was one habit that could change every area of your life? There's no doubt all of us would be interested in learning how to develop it. And what if we could gain wisdom from a seasoned leader about what key personal and cultural balloons need to be popped so that we can stay on-track to our core purpose? Well, that one habit does exist. And there are actually nine ways to develop that habit. Joining us today is renowned author, Gary Thomas, and I'm thrilled to share his wisdom with you today.

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Feb 03, 2021
227: Flipping the Script of Your Life, Healing Burnout, and How to Win the Day (feat. Mark Batterson)
53:21

Today's guest, New York Times bestselling author, Mark Batterson, says, "If your life isn’t what you want it to be, it may be because you’re telling yourself the wrong story! Your explanations are more important than your experiences. Your stories are more important than the situations you find yourself in." So, the point-blank question today is: what is the story you are telling yourself about your life and your potential? We're talking today about how to flip the script of your life, how to heal burnout, and seven key habits that will help you accomplish more and stress less.

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Jan 27, 2021
226: Jamie Winship on Turning Chaos into Opportunity in Every Area of Life
01:07:08

As we've stepped into 2021, many of us may be asking the question, "Now what?!" This week, we're talking with Jamie Winship about how chaos does indeed produce opportunity and innovation if we're willing to move with a natural process of change and growth.

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Jan 20, 2021
225: Know Yourself. Know Your Money. (feat. Rachel Cruze)
35:41

This week, we're talking about money. Understanding why you handle money the way you do changes everything. It means you can build on your strengths, change your bad habits for good, improve your relationships, and see some serious life change in the process. If you've ever asked "Why do I keep making the same money mistakes?" or "How do I make lasting progress with my money?" this is the conversation for you. And joining me is one of my favorite people, #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, Rachel Cruze.

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Jan 13, 2021
224: How to Stay in the Fight, Choose Hope, and Reject the Lies (feat. Hannah Brencher)
01:00:30

Today's conversation is all about how to stay in the fight, choose hope, and reject the lies that so easily distract and discourage us from setting foot on an everyday life of purpose. So maybe today, even as we've begun a new year, you're battling crippling anxiety and depression and don't know what to do. And maybe, you've said, "It's a new year.  And after 2020, I'm scared about what might happen next." Well, all of that is valid. And so today, my good friend, Hannah Brencher, joins the conversation to give you the boost you need to fight forward.

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Jan 06, 2021
ENCORE: Banning Liebscher on Blindspots that Keep You from Your Purpose and How to Develop Courage for Your Calling
01:03:42

In this week's encore episode, I’m joined by Banning Liebscher, the founder of Jesus Culture, and we’re talking all about the blind spots that keep us from our purpose and how to develop the courage to take responsibility for our calling.

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Dec 30, 2020
ENCORE: Winning the War Within, Justice Warriors, the Danger of Avoiding Pain, and How to Live Fully-Alive (feat. Jason Vallotton)
01:18:46

This week’s encore conversation is with Jason Vallotton, whose life resonates with the proof that you can win the war against your inner critic and against the lies that keep you from living fully alive. Most people go through life trying not to get hit. But that reactionary posture of avoiding pain is exactly what will keep you from living a strong and successful life in the here and now. So, in today’s conversation, you’re going to walk away with some practical strategies to win in your mental and emotional health and stop the up-and-down inconsistencies that I know you wish you could change if you had a plan. Well today, you’ll get that plan.

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Dec 23, 2020