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The Inspiring Awesome Podcast
29 minutes | May 4, 2015
The Secret to Creating More than 12 Million Jobs with Mary Sabin
Mary Sabin is a Regional Director for an incredible organization called Opportunity International. It is a micro-financing organization with more than FOUR DECADES of experience and strong track record of impacting whole communities.They have made loans to more than FIVE MILLION people in more than 20 nations around the globe, and their work has led to the creation of more than 12 million sustainable jobs in the nations in which they serve.Opportunity International empowers entrepreneurs to transform their own communities by making small business loans, but
13 minutes | Apr 27, 2015
Stop Wearing "Busy" as a Badge
In their first episode back, after several weeks off, James and Kenny launched this mini-episode talking about the importance of focused persistence.Too often we take pride in being busy; we wear our busyness like it's a badge of honor. But many people mistake busyness for productivity.Being busy does not guarantee success, but being focused in the midst of busyness will catipult you to hitting the goals you want to reach.In this episode James also talks extensively about his newest business venture known as Sweet Fish Media.
31 minutes | Mar 9, 2015
Sex, God and Expectations with Shannon Ethridge
Shannon Ethridge is a best-selling author, international speaker, certified life coach, and advocate for healthy marriages and healthy sexuality. She has written dozens of books and spoken to thousands across the globe at a variety of conferences. She has a master’s degree in counseling and human relations from Liberty University and she has extensive experience counseling and coaching.She has boldly spoken to high school and college students, single adults, and married couples about:* Embracing a lifestyle of sexual integrity* Overcoming past sexual & emotional baggage* Cultivating genuine intimacy in marriage* Instilling sexual values in young children. To connect with Shannon check out her website www.shannonethridge.com.For more info about her amazing mentorship program BLAST, click here.
32 minutes | Mar 2, 2015
Fighting Sex Slavery from the Ground Floor with Brandon Butler
Brandon and Natasha Butler and their three small children moved to Cambodia several years ago to help serve with an incredible organization called Agape International Missions, specifically to serve and oversee projects in Siem Reap.Agape International Missions (AIM) was founded in 1988 as a humanitarian aid and church planting organization in Cambodia. Since 2005, AIM ministries and partners have focused on ending the evil of child sexual slavery.In this episode you will hear Brandon's awesome story and his willingness to sacrifice a comfortable life in the USA to serve those in great need in Cambodia. He and the rest of the team at AIM are fighting the greatest social justice issue of our time.If you want to get more information about AIM check out their website at http://www.agapewebsite.org. If you want to get in contact with Brandon Butler directly you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.If you are a company, organization or church that needs to purchase t-shirts or other printed garments, check out http://www.madefree.com.
32 minutes | Feb 23, 2015
Why 5,000 Kids are Dying Every Day with Ray Sanders
Ray Sanders is the Chief Executive Officer of Water4, Inc., an international company recognized for its development of sustainable water solutions that create jobs, save lives, share love, and transform communities in the developing world. Ray is also founder of Giant Experiences, a cause-minded organization specializing in the mobilization of purpose-driven leaders who use their influence to impact the world for good. In this episode, Ray shares: 1) His advice to someone that wants to change the world, but doesn't know where to start. 2) The importance of finding one person every day that you can impact.
34 minutes | Feb 16, 2015
Changing the World Before College Graduation with Jonathan Snyder
Jonathan Snyder is an impressive young man who set out to change the world while he was still in high school.He is the founder of World Outreach International, a non-profit organization aimed at raising awareness and funds for special projects around the world, attacking poverty and serving people in third-world nations by funding projects such as water wells, orphanages, schools and a variety of other initiatives.The best part of Jonathan's story is the simple fact that he has raised thousands of dollars while in high school and college. He's literally changing the world, all before his college graduation.In this episode you'll hear:1) The importance of taking action immediately.2) Creative fundraisers that work!3) The great reminder that you're never too young to make an impact.4) The importance of not allowing your experiences to stifle your dreaming and visions.5) The value of persistence.Want to connect with Jonathan, check him out on Twitter @johnnyvacay or via e-mail at email@example.com
23 minutes | Feb 13, 2015
Kickstarting Africa with Stephanie Diakité
Stephanie Diakité is the founder and Executive Vice President of T160K. She has been an attorney, educational activist and legal consultant for many years, but after a tragic and incredibly enlightening experience in Africa in 2012, involving risking her own life, she decided to launch the T160k project.T160k is a crowd-funding organization that seeks to support and raise funds for a variety of unique and artistic projects throughout Africa.In 2012, under threat from fundamentalist rebels, a team of archivists and librarians evacuated an irreplaceable trove of ancient manuscripts from Timbuktu at great personal risk. This was the experience that caused Stephanie and a group of her colleagues to launch T160k.Today, Stephanie oversees all operations for T160k and works as a transformational development specialist in more than 40 sub-Saharan African countries.In this episode you’ll hear:1- Great story about librarians and activists risking their lives to help save elements of a nation's history and culture.2- The importance of non-profits having excellent business acumen.3- The importance of building communities that trying to be the "answer".4- The power of crowdfunding.Get connected with T160k at their website or on Twitter.
12 minutes | Feb 11, 2015
Stop Taking No for an Answer: What We Learned from MLK, Jr.
We recently watched "Selma", a movie portraying the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his impact on the Civil Rights movement. This mini-episode is our response.
37 minutes | Feb 9, 2015
Eradicating Homelessness with Scott Billue
Scott Billue is the founder of Matthew's Hope, an organization seeking to eradicate homelessness in West Orlando. They do this by meeting basic needs, developing skills, and restoring dignity and independence. In this episode, Scott shares: 1) What Matthew's Hope does to help more than 3,500 homeless men, women, and children 2) How socks and underwear ultimately led Scott to starting Matthew's Hope 3) The principle of having a "Holy Discontent" and how it's shaped his entire life To stay connected with Scott and Matthew's Hope, visit their website at www.MatthewsHopeMinistries.org.
11 minutes | Jan 16, 2015
What Michelle Phan Taught Us About Perseverance
Michelle Phan is considered by many to be the modern day Estee Lauder. In this mini-episode, James and Kenny share Michelle's incredible story of perseverance and how it can apply to our own lives.
11 minutes | Jan 14, 2015
Inspiration is a Now Thing
In this mini-episode, Kenny and James talk about the importance of taking action as soon as inspiration strikes.
44 minutes | Jan 12, 2015
Sex Slavery Has a Face with Rob Morris
Rob Morris is the President and co-founder of Love 146, an incredible organization that's working to end child trafficking and exploitation. In this episode, Rob shares: 1) The heartbreaking story of a girl named "146", and how her story started everything. 2) Specific ways that Love 146 is putting a stop to sex slavery, and how you can join the fight. 3) How becoming great listeners allowed their Love 146 to make a bigger impact. Sex slavery is a global epidemic that demands a local response. We hope this episode inspires you to join the fight against the greatest atrocity of our time. To join a Love 146 Task Force or make a financial donation, visit their website. You can also stay connected with Love 146 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
9 minutes | Jan 9, 2015
11 People You Need in Your Life
This mini-episode comes from a blog post written by James' friend, Jason Young. You can see Jason's original post by clicking here.
7 minutes | Jan 5, 2015
How Stuart Scott Made the World Better
In this mini-episode, Kenny and James pay tribute to broadcasting legend, Stuart Scott.
37 minutes | Jan 5, 2015
Simple Marriage with Dr. Corey Allan
Dr. Corey Allan is an author, speaker, and marriage and family therapist. He's the founder of Simple Marriage - a website that shows you how to strengthen and improve your marriage and family. He also co-hosts Sexy Marriage Radio - a podcast that gives you straight talk and real answers about great married sex. Corey has written two e-books on marriage, as well as self-guided online courses (Married Life 911 & Sex Like You're On Vacation) to help couples improve their relationship. In this episode, Corey shares: 1) the advice he often gives to engaged couples 2) why he believes marriage is like a crucible 3) the change he made in his own marriage that made a massive impact To stay connected with Corey, check out the Simple Marriage Blog then follow him on Twitter!
12 minutes | Jan 2, 2015
Track What You Learn Every Day
We consume tons of information every single day. Between blogs, books, and podcasts, there's no shortage of learning opportunities. In the first mini-episode of 2015, James and Kenny discuss the importance of not just learning, but tracking what you learn. We hope you enjoy the conversation! We're trying to make the podcast even better in 2015. To do that, we need to hear from you. Click here and answer a few questions. It'll take you less than 2 minutes, and it will help us out a lot!
12 minutes | Dec 31, 2014
What We Learned in 2014
In this mini-episode, James and Kenny discuss what they've learned after interviewing more than 40 world changers. To make the podcast even better in 2015, we'd love to hear from you! Click here to answer a few questions that we put together. We promise it'll take you less than 2 minutes. :)
42 minutes | Dec 29, 2014
The Dark Side of Adoption with Carrie O'Toole
Carrie O'Toole is an author, speaker, filmmaker, and mom. After adopting her son Sam when he was 3 years old, Carrie & her husband spent the next 8 years in a heartbreaking battle. They went through therapy, surgeries, and multiple diagnoses as Sam struggled to fit into the O'Toole family. Ultimately, Carrie & her husband made the painful choice to relinquish custody of Sam and place him in the home of another adoptive family. Carrie's story is emotionally "heavier" than most of the stories we share on the Inspiring Awesome Podcast, but we believe her story will inspire you in the midst of painful situations. In this episode, Carrie shares: 1) The importance and power of adoption, but the dark side, the stuff people don't always want to talk about. 2) Lessons on how to use your painful scenarios for the betterment of others. 3) The reality that we're all messed up in some way or another, and how being transparent brings opportunity for healing. Your battles aren't the same as Carrie's, but we hope her story gives you the hope and strength to fight through them. To stay connected with Carrie, visit her website. You can also follow her on Twitter & Facebook!
10 minutes | Dec 26, 2014
Our Favorite Podcasts
Kenny and James are pretty obsessed with learning, and they've both learned a lot from listening to great podcasts. In this mini-episode, they talk about 10 of their favorite podcasts. They discuss shows that cover everything from faith to entrepreneurship, and a few nerdy ones in between!
10 minutes | Dec 24, 2014
What Christmas Teaches Us About Perspective
In this mini-episode, James & Kenny discuss the elements of Christmas that teach us about perspective. Then, they dive into personal examples of how perspective has affected their lives. Merry Christmas!
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