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Let’s Grow

Let’s Grow

By Jeremy A. Taylor
While most people are just coasting through life, you can decide to maximize your potential and add value to others. Use this podcast as a word of encouragement from Jeremy (and various special guests) to help you do just that - to help you grow and get better.

Topics covered here are: personal development, leadership, faith, relationships, and business.

To learn more about Jeremy and Taylor Leadership Development, visit
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Ep. 39 - Your Work ≠ Your Worth, with Cody Gibson
In this episode, special guest Cody Gibson talks about wrestling with work becoming your identity and why it's important to assess your priorities in order to be more fulfilled in your work and to operate at a sustainable pace.
April 30, 2022
Ep. 38 - Dealing with People
In this episode, I discuss a great question raised by a high student during a recent speaking engagement, and how this one focus can do wonders for your growth and the impact you make in the world.
April 15, 2022
Ep. 37 - Your Focus Determines Your Future, with Clifton Lambreth
In this episode, special guest Clifton Lambreth talks shares how his focus helped him rise above a tough childhood and excel through college and his early career. He talks about best principles and practices that lead to growth and success. 
April 07, 2022
Ep. 36 - Functional Fitness, with Jeremy Toohey
In this episode, special guest Jeremy Toohey (Toohey Sports Performance) talks about strength and conditioning and why finding fitness activities you enjoy are important to sustaining a healthy, active lifestyle.
March 23, 2022
Ep. 35 - Career Transition, with Marlie Hall
In this episode, special guest Marlie Hall discusses her decision to "pivot" during the pandemic to begin a new career that provides more freedom and flexibility.
March 15, 2022
Ep. 34 - Friends > Followers
In this episode, I discuss the epidemic of loneliness that we find ourselves living in, and how placing so much value in our internet connections and social media followers plays into that. 
March 08, 2022
Ep. 33 - Building Belief, with Brandon Hayes
In this episode, special guest Brandon Hayes discusses the difference between confidence and cockiness while also sharing what's necessary to consider if you want to build a better belief in yourself. 
March 01, 2022
Ep. 32 - Redeeming Fatherhood, with Jeremy Pryor
In this episode, special guest Jeremy Pryor discusses why fathers play such an important role in society as he shares his vision and mission for helping families thrive.
December 29, 2021
Ep. 31 - A Challenging Yet Fulfilling Career, with Janos Briscoe
In this episode, special guest Janos Briscoe discusses how and why he chose law enforcement as a career path, along with touching on the challenges of being a young, black, law enforcement officer in today's society. 
December 03, 2021
Ep. 30 - Words Matter
In this episode, I share a few thoughts regarding the power of words and the importance of using our words to positively influence the lives of the people around us. 
November 11, 2021
Ep. 29 - The Focus You Bring to Your Work, with Austin Upchurch
In this episode, special guest Austin Upchurch discusses how he prioritizes his life and work, which allows him to go "all-in" on whatever he commits himself to to.
October 26, 2021
Ep. 28 - Remembering 9/11, with Jesse Johnson-Brower
In this episode, special guest Jesse Johnson-Brower shares his motivation for embarking on a 9/11 Memorial Walk this summer in support of LifeGR, as the 20th anniversary of this dreadful day approaches.
September 08, 2021
Ep. 27 - Overcoming Fatherlessness, with Ryan Rucker
In this episode, special guest Ryan Rucker shares his story of growing up without and father and how he chose to be the dad he never had.
July 08, 2021
Ep. 26 - Mental Health, with Jaala Taylor
In this episode, my lovely wife Jaala Taylor joins me to talk a little bit about mental health, her One Word for 2021, and what she's reading to begin the New Year.
February 01, 2021
Ep. 25 - Culture Creator, with Michael Rodenberg
In this episode, special guest Michael Rodenberg and I discuss the release of his new book and what has helped him build a winning culture with his team. Learn more about Michael and purchase a copy of "Bridge the Gap: How Leaders Can Revitalize Broken Organizations" at
January 25, 2021
Ep. 24 - Humility and Hard Work, with Mark Biggs
In this episode, special guest Mark Biggs shares the fundamental principles that shaped him at an early age - principles he has utilized to get to where he is today.
January 18, 2021
Ep. 23 - From Reactive to Proactive, with Andy Megargel
In this episode, we discuss a three-step approach to dealing with problems that can help you create some positive momentum in your life.
December 30, 2020
Ep. 22 - Personal Growth and Faith, with Pastor Nate Herren
In this episode, we discuss the grace-driven effort to grow versus a works based idea of becoming the best version of yourself. 
December 13, 2020
Ep. 21 - Passion and Purpose, with Lamarr Womble
In this episode, special guest Lamarr Womble and I discuss what it looks like to have passion for the work you do and how to be more fulfilled in your work. 
November 30, 2020
Ep. 20 - Networking: Cultivating Relationships
In this episode, I share a few practical tips for cultivating win-win relationships.
November 26, 2020
Ep. 19 - Taking a Risk, with DC Clement
In this episode, special guest DC Clement and I reminisce on past conversations, while he also talks about his growth and how it has required taking risks.
November 18, 2020
Ep. 18 - Sharing Your Passion with Others, with Daina Falk
In this episode, special guest Daina Falk talks about her passion for food and sports, how she turned that into a business, and how she’s grown in the process.
October 28, 2020
Ep. 17 - Leading Through Adversity with Mayor Alan Keck
In this episode, special guest Mayor Alan Keck talks about leading and staying positive during the COVID-19 crisis and how his team has continued to grow through 2020.
October 10, 2020
Ep. 16 - Keeping a Simple Focus with Austin Newton
In this episode, special guest Coach Austin Newton shares what keeps him focused forward and going and growing. 
September 25, 2020
Ep. 15 - The Road to Succeess is Always Under Construction
In this episode, I share a few thoughts that I believe will encourage you to keep growing, as I reflect on a recent trip to Alaska.
August 06, 2020
Ep. 14 - A Letter to Yourself
In this episode, I share a word of encouragement during this COVID-19 crisis and offer a practical tip to help people process what they’re going through.
March 18, 2020
Ep. 13 - Problem or Perspective?
In this episode, I share three practical tips to help you keep the right perspective and carry a positive attitude through whatever problems you may be facing.
January 27, 2020
Ep. 12 - Staying Committed with Derrick Furlow
In this episode, we discuss how staying committed is an integral part of growth and success. My dear friend, Derrick Furlow, shares part of his story - how commitment was modeled to him at an early age - as well as his personal “how to transition” formula.
November 07, 2019
Ep. 11 - What If...
In this episode, I share a call to action to get off the sidelines of life, get in the game, and start living. It’s easy to consider what may go wrong, but what if you chose to focus on what could go right.
October 09, 2019
Ep. 10 - Self-Awareness
In this episode, I share six specific things my parents did for me that helped me develop self-awareness. When you’re self-aware you can confidently and freely add value to others.
August 27, 2019
Ep. 9 - Tough Times Come and Go with Tasha Eizinger
In this episode, we discuss how difficulty will show up, but that it does not have to define you. My dear friend, Tasha Eizinger, shares part of the pain she’s experienced and how personal development has helped her grow through it.
August 01, 2019
Ep. 8 - It’s Okay to Look Back, Just Don’t Stare
In this episode, I share why it’s important to leave the past where it’s at - in the past. Each new day is a gift. Don’t allow yourself to ruin that precious gift by dwelling on what’s behind you.
July 23, 2019
Ep. 7 - Living by Design
In this episode I share the core values my wife and I established for our family. We believe knowing what’s important to you (or any organization you are part of) provides clarity and direction.
June 22, 2019
Ep. 6 - Simplifying the Focus with Harding Ison-Bowman
In this episode we discuss how narrowing the focus drives much of the growth in the life of my dear friend, Harding Ison-Bowman. He shares his “One Word” for 2019 with us.
May 24, 2019
Ep. 5 - Why Personal Development? with Andy Megargel
In this episode we discuss how personal development has made such a profound impact on the life of my friend and business partner, Andy Megargel. His passion for growth fuels his desire to better people.
May 10, 2019
Ep. 4 - What’s Your Moo?
In this episode I discuss how the simple pleasures of life help us stay grounded and optimistic. And in turn, finding value in the small things impacts how we engage with others where we live, work, play, and worship.
April 14, 2019
Ep. 3 - Talent vs Effort
In this episode we talk about how valuing effort over talent is better for long-term growth. Talent may be present in a given area of your life, but effort can be cultivated in every area of your life.
March 24, 2019
Ep. 2 - Boundaries for Screen Time
In this episode I share a little bit about one of the best decisions my wife and I have made - that’s the decision to established boundaries around screen time in our home. In my opinion, the overuse of technology and social media in our society is something that is hindering the growth of far too many people.
March 17, 2019
Ep. 1 - Everybody Can Encourage Somebody
Everybody Can Encourage Somebody Weekend Challenge - One act of intentionality can change the trajectory of a person's life. Be intentional about encouraging at least three people this weekend.
August 05, 2017