TUL 009 – How Shannan Martin Was Rescued From The Life She Always Wanted


Our hopes and dreams are an important part of what makes us who we are.  We all live with spoken and unspoken expectations and plans about how life will be.  As Americans, perhaps even more so, we aggressively pursue safety, comfort, and ease.

So what happens when it all gets pulled out from under you?

This week I have a conversation with friend, author, and blogger Shannan Martin as she shares her riveting story chronicling exactly that.  Hear how her “perfect” life went from free fall to “Falling Free.”  Shannan is the host of the popular blog “Shannan Martin Writes” (formerly “Flower Patch Farm Girl”).  She has just recently published her first book entitled “Falling Free: Rescued from the life I always wanted

Sometimes in life we find that the best way to move forward is by going backward.  This reality has become all to true for the Martin’s.  Their story of change is truly remarkable.  It’s a journey that ultimately changed everything; jobs, incomes, schools, home, cities, even the size of their family.  God continually brings home the truth to them that as Shannan put it…

“For us, God’s more would mean less”

Listen in to this week’s show to hear our candid conversation about the events surrounding these changes, some of Shannan’s top recommended resources, as well as Shannan’s best advise to other aspiring bloggers!

It’s a great day to GO UNSTOPPABLE!  What are you waiting for?

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TUL 008 – You’ll Make 70 Choices Today, So Make Them Count!

tul-008-jpgEpisode 008 of THE UNSTOPPABLE LIFE is a benchmark entry in multiple ways!  Not only is it my birthday episode, but as you’ll hear, it’s also the mark of breaking through another podcasting barrier toward making significant progress (see I’m also an ordinary person who’s continually trying to make extraordinary change).

On today’s show I talk all about choice, our choices literally make us who we are.  Studies have concluded that we make on average, 70 conscious choices every single day!  That’s a lot of pressure, but it doesn’t have to be.  Listen in as I share with you motivation and challenge to help you take the step and make the choice you’ve been too afraid to take!

If you really desire change, the ball is truly in your court and I want to give you some motivation to take the shot (someone once told me “you can’t score if you don’t shoot!”).  If you want to live and UNSTOPPABLE LIFE, it’s your only choice!

As you take a meaningful step, share it!  Getting it out there (whether it seems big or small) always increases your odds of actually doing it.  So post a brief summary in the comments below of what it is that you will do TODAY!

TUL 007 – The Man Who Read 500 Leadership Books Writes A Game Changer Of His Own!

My guest this week, Todd Gongwer, shared this sentient in our recent conversation.

“Our purpose is not founded on what we do – but in who we are.”

Coming from a man who has read over 500 books on leadership, I think it would serve us well to listen!  His desire was to write a book that followed in leadership’s traditional numbered and principal oriented approach (think “7 Habits”).  What came out in the end was a modern day parable that follows a fictional story that hits strikingly close to reality todd-gongwer-the-unstoppable-lifefor so many.

He knew nothing about authoring (although I have a feeling that reading 500 books sure helped).  He self published and his book grew very rapidly via organic growth, selling over 10,000 copies almost entirely through word of mouth!  His book was then picked up by Tyndale House Publisher and marketed nationally.  His book, “Lead for God’s Sake” has had a profound impact on thousands including high profile coaches such as Urban Meyer and Lou Holtz.

Just listen to a brief blurb from coach Meyer during the National Championship media day talking about the impact of this book!  Talk about ordinary people making extraordinary change!

Today Todd travels extensively around the country sharing the principals behind the heart of leadership with many collegiate and professional coaches and programs.  Listen to our conversation as Todd shares what matters most and his own personal turning point that led to this major change in his life.

You can check out Todd’s powerful book or several others that he recommends with the links below.

TUL 006 – When Failure Is The Best Thing!

This week I have the privilege of chatting with an old friend, Natalie Replogle.  Natalie’s story is one full of determination, persistence, hard work and a fair dose of failure.  Listen in as she shares about the hurdles she faced in her dream to become an author and how failure was actually a good thing.  It’s an inspirational story that is sure to give you the fuel that you need to help you take steps toward making a meaningful change in your life!
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