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Share Life: Stories & Systems To Live Better & Work Smarter — With Jason Scott Montoya

Share Life: Stories & Systems To Live Better & Work Smarter — With Jason Scott Montoya

By Jason Scott Montoya
Explore stories & systems to live better & work smarter with author, blogger, and digital marketing specialist, Jason Scott Montoya. Podcast episodes include inspirational people interviews, book discussions, listen-to-learn discussions, & blog reads from https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com
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46: Judas' Death & His Betrayal Payment — From The Garden To The Cross
Episode Type: Special Edition Welcome to another special edition of the Share Life podcast. This episode continues my special edition series, as part of the discovery process for my next book project, From The Garden to the Cross: How Jesus' Harrowing Mission Shows Us The Way Forward. In this discussion episode, part 5, we're reflecting on the death of Judas after he returns the betrayal money. This event follows Peter's Denial of Jesus while Jesus is being interrogated by the religious leaders after Jesus is betrayed by Judas and arrested, and hours after Jesus' agonizing moment of prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. In this conversation, we jump into the passage about Judas returning the money to the religious leaders, the ending of his life, and his legacy. We'll read and discuss my harmonization of the story from the different accounts of Jesus' life with quotes from the New Living Translation of the Bible. Then, we'll explore the story through the following questions: What we can learn about Jesus, humanity, and ourselves from this monumental moment in time? How does this event apply to our lives today? For those just now following along, Judas' death takes place after Judas betrayed Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane with a kiss and after he was paid 30 pieces of silver for his actions. Some of the highlights from our discussion include: How often we use Jesus as a pawn in our pursuit of power and control and the messiness of grace. The complexity of Judas and how often we emphasize the simplicity to villainize Judas and separate ourselves from the possibility of relating to or ending up like him. Fellow Conversation Participants In this episode, I'm joined by David, Ashley, and Talitha. Ashley Christine Williams is a wife, a mother to four, pursuer of truth, avid reader, political enthusiast, and an elementary school teacher. Follow her on Twitter. David Cline is in relational-oriented supply chain leadership guiding businesses on how to remove operational friction while also growing supplier value. Visit David's website, For Influence, or connect with him on Linkedin or Twitter. Talitha James Minton is a book-lover, writer, learner, creator, wife, and mother with an educational background in classical culture and religious studies. Connect with Talitha on Twitter. I'm grateful for their participation in this episode and for helping to make the book better. Watch For the Biblical excerpt and the video version of this discussion, visit the following URL: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/personal/faith/570-judas-death-money
01:17:06
June 14, 2021
45: Lessons Learned From A Year of Crises — With Nancy Kleppel
Episode Type: Listen to Learn Welcome to another episode of the Share Life podcast with Nancy Kleppel. We originally connected through the Freelancers Union and shortly after in April 2020 she joined me for an episode of Inspirational People where she shared about generosity and priorities during the new covid-19 crisis. Over a year later, today we reconnect to share what we've learned in the meantime. In this discussion, Nancy and I will reflect on the lessons learned during 2020 and the first half of 2021. Some of the topics we survey include: How do we respond when life throws at us the unexpected? Reconciling the difference between reality and our perspective of it. Learn to slow down and appreciate what we have taken for granted. Learning not to get bent out of shape about change. Mentoring others and how being present with people is of utmost importance. About Nancy Kleppel Nancy is an Architect by training with thirty-plus years collectively in the industry, with various incarnations. She's now a consultant to creative entrepreneurs and professionals who work in some capacity with The Built Environment, including architects, engineers, and a diverse group of design and construction professionals. Nancy is also a co-founder, leader, and collaborator of a two-hundred-plus member relational-oriented community, Brick & Wonder They're fostering best-in-class collaborations and helping individuals and organizations who develop and participate in projects that address the built environment better position to be prepared for the unexpected. She is also co-founder of an ongoing mentoring seminar series for Women Entering the Profession of Architecture, where she is supporting young professionals by connecting them to accomplished women architects, providing mentoring, and creating the Old Girls Network to carry them forward into long productive careers. Connect with Nancy on Linkedin here, or visit here consulting website here.  Video Conversation If you'd prefer to watch this discussion, visit the following URL: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/personal/development/569-pandemic-year-lessons-learned-nancy-kleppel
44:29
June 3, 2021
44: Peter Denies Jesus Three Times — From The Garden To The Cross
Episode Type: Special Edition Welcome to another special edition of the Share Life podcast. We're in an ongoing series, as part of the discovery process for my next book project, From The Garden to the Cross: How Jesus' Harrowing Mission Shows Us The Way Forward. In this discussion episode, part 4, we're reflecting on Peter's Denial of Jesus while Jesus is being interrogated by the religious leaders after Jesus is betrayed by Judas and arrested, and hours after Jesus' agonizing moment of prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. In this conversation about the passage describing Peter's denial of Jesus, we'll first read and discuss my harmonization of the story from the different accounts of Jesus' life with quotes from the New Living Translation of the Bible. Then, we'll explore the story through the following questions: What we can learn about Jesus, humanity, and ourselves from this monumental moment in time? How does this event apply to our lives today? This particular moment begins soon after Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested in the garden of Gethsemane. Peter is watching the interrogated Jesus in the courtyard from a distance. Fellow Conversation Participants Today I'm joined by Addison, Allen, and Jim. Addison Blu Williams is an entrepreneur, Special Operations combat veteran, former professional gamer, comedy screenwriter, and co-creator of Movie Shapes. Check out my Inspirational People interview with Addison here. Watch our Movie Shapes discussion here. Connect with Addison on social media. Linkedin | Twitter Allen Helms is a Hubspot master and Salesforce Jedi working with organizations to plan and grow their incoming leads and deals. Check out my Inspirational People interview with Allen here. Visit his website here. Connect with him on Linkedin here. Jim Karwisch is leveraging Personal Narratives to help organizations and individuals master their stories and fuel their success. Check out my Inspirational People interview with Jim here. Connect with Jim on Linkedin here. For the video version and the Peter passage excerpt visit the following URL --> https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/personal/faith/568-peter-denies-jesus
01:18:13
May 25, 2021
43: Appalachian Trail Hiking Insights — Life Lessons Learned With Don Neder
Episode Type: Listen to Learn Welcome to another episode of the Share Life Podcast. Today, I'm speaking with Don Neder about the life, work, and societal lessons learned during his first leg of the Appalachian Trail hike. Don is a long-time entrepreneurial friend who founded FlowGevity where he helps people live the healthiest life (mental and physical) possible by teaching simple techniques (Wim Hof Method and cold therapy to name two) for sustaining wellbeing. In one of the earliest episodes of the podcast, I interviewed Don about his ice baths, the Wim Hof breathing method, and his approach to stewarding our bodies. In this Listen to Learn episode, we talk about Don's first stint on the Appalachian Trail. He's hiked about 25% of the trail and plans to finish after his temporary pause to be available as his daughter gives birth to a grandchild. During this moment of reflection, I pelt Don with questions about his experience, what he's learned along the way, and how he's changed from the experience so far. Connect With Don Visit Don's website here. Check out Don's Youtube channel where he's been posting videos of his Appalachian Trail journey here. Connect with Don on Facebook here or here or Linkedin. For the video discussion, visit the following URL --> https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/personal/development/567-appalachian-trail-life-lessons
01:29:04
May 21, 2021
42: The Interrogation of Jesus by Caiaphas & The Religious Leaders — From The Garden To The Cross
Episode Type: Special Edition Welcome to another special edition of the Share Life podcast. We're in an ongoing series, as part of the discovery process for my next book project, From The Garden to the Cross: How Jesus' Harrowing Mission Shows Us The Way Forward. In this episode discussion, we're reflecting on the interrogation of Jesus by the religious leaders after his arrest in the garden of Gethsemane. Before we jump into the specific discussion about the particular passage of Jesus being interrogated in the middle of the night, we take a step back and self-reflect on the status of the Christian church in America. We're about to discuss a scene where an innocent man is interrogated, where false witnesses are brought out against him, and where human intentions to convict supersede the truth of the situation. When we look around at believers, we often seem to look more like the deceptive religious leaders than we do Jesus. What's going on? After we explore that idea, we jump into the passage about Jesus being interrogated. Join us as we explore the story through the following questions: What we can learn about Jesus, humanity, and ourselves from this monumental moment in time? This particular moment begins soon after Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested in the garden of Gethsemane. Fellow Conversation Participants Today I'm joined by Nick, Benji, and Todd. Nick Bryant is the founder of NickPrint, a printing company that prints everything but money. He launched his business on April 1st, 2006 (an April fool's joke to himself) and is a business he's sustained ever since. Check out my Inspirational Interview with Nick here. Benji Hollis is the vice president of sales for the annual Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl and also involved in a Leukemia legacy fund, inspired by his daughter Anna Charles' devastating battle with cancer that brought him to Jesus. You can also check out my discussion with Benji about Andy Stanley's book, Louder Than Words here. Todd Miechiels helps people know and share their story wholeheartedly through his work with The 3:15 Project and StoryDrive. Also, explore a previous episode of the podcast where Todd leans into the idea of sharing and resting. Click the following URL to watch this discussion. https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/personal/faith/566-interrogation-jesus-religous-leaders
01:15:51
May 12, 2021
41: Judas' Betrayal & Jesus' Arrest — From The Garden To The Cross
Episode Type: Special Edition Welcome to a special edition of the Share Life podcast. In this episode, we're discussing Jesus' betrayal by Judas and arrest in the garden of Gethsemane. This discussion is part 2 of my book project discovery process for From The Garden to the Cross: How Jesus' Harrowing Mission Shows Us The Way Forward. Click here to check out part 1 about Jesus' prayer in the garden. Before we jump into the specific discussion about the particular passage of Judas' betrayal in the garden of Gethsemane, we first explore how this project intersects with the state of the church today. When we look around at the church as a whole, there's a gap between who we are now and the version of us Jesus desires to transform us into. Daily, we're bombarded with stories of how Jesus' followers are betraying him in how we conduct their lives and interact with others. Why are we often elevating power about service? Why isn't the transformative power of Jesus changing us for the better? What false teachings have we wrongly bought into? What's going on? From there, we jump into some context building towards the moment of betrayal in the garden and before reading my harmonization of the story from the different biographical accounts of Jesus' life (using quotes from the New Living Translation of the Bible). After the reading, we explore what this story has to teach us about Jesus, humanity, and ourselves. This particular moment of betrayal begins right after Jesus' agonizing prayer. Fellow Conversation Participants In this discussion, I'm joined by Allison Miller, Benji Hollis, and Thomas Horrocks. Allison Miller is an author who is pointing women towards Jesus while also mentoring them on how to practically flourish in their life, relationships, and their dreams. Visit her website here. Thomas Horrocks is a pastor, writer, tweeter extraordinaire, and podcaster exploring what Jesus' teachings really mean and how they apply to our lives today. Visit his website here, and follow him on Twitter here. Benji Hollis is the vice president of sales for the annual Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl and also involved in a multi-million-dollar Legacy fund, inspired by his daughter's devastating battle with acute myeloid leukemia that brought him to Jesus, to raise money for the development of the disease's cure. Connect with Benji on Linkedin here. You can also check out my discussion with Benji about Andy Stanley's book, Louder Than Words here. For the video version and story harmonization, visit the following URL: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/personal/faith/564-betrayal-arrest-judas
01:18:49
April 20, 2021
40: Jesus' Prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane — From The Garden To The Cross
Episode Type: Special Edition Welcome to a special edition of the Share Life podcast. In this episode, we partake in an interactive discussion about Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, when darkness enveloped him, and he prayed that God would provide another way forward. This discussion is part of my next book project discovery process, From The Garden to the Cross: Powerful Lessons from Jesus' Harrowing Journey. In this episode, we first discuss the following origin of this project. What I found looking across Christianity in the cultural landscape was a deep disconnect between what western Christians embody and what Christ embodied. Not only did I witness this dynamic, but I also saw a lack of interest and willingness to even move towards the suffering of the cross (to die to self and pick up our cross and follow Jesus), as if we Americans have embraced a form of prosperous Christianity that is more secular than Christ-like. "The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable." — Brennan Manning (Quote mentioned by Jim Karwisch in the subsequent discussion) This discussion, and the book to eventually follow, is my exploration of this disconnect, and perhaps a guide for us to move back towards the source of life and transformation. From there, I then read my harmonization of the story sequence (you can read along in the write-up below) from the different biographical accounts of Jesus' life (Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John)  with quotes from the New Living Translation of the Bible. From there, we explore what we can learn about God, humanity, and ourselves from this monumental moment in time. This story of Jesus's journey to the cross starts in the garden of Gethsemane, three years after Jesus began his ministry and recruited the disciples to follow him. Fellow Conversation Participants Allison Miller: She is an author who is helping women flourish in life, relationships, and their dreams. Visit her website here. Jim Karwisch: He's leveraging Personal Narratives to help organizations and individuals master their stories and fuel their success. Visit his website here. You can also check out a previous episode of the podcast where I interviewed Jim about how narratives drive us during difficult times. Todd Miechiels:  He helps people know and share their story wholeheartedly through his work with The 3:15 Project and StoryDrive. Visit his website here. Also, explore a previous episode of the podcast where Todd leans into the idea of sharing and resting. Reference & Video Version  To read the harmonized account or watch the video version of this discussion, visit this link here. https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/personal/faith/562-garden-gethsemane
59:29
March 25, 2021
39: Movie Shapes — Discussing A Better Way To Find, Review, & Share Movies
Episode Type: Training Webinar In this discussion, Addison Blu Williams and I talk about the difficulty with understanding why we love movies (or don't) and the challenges with using existing review systems (Like Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB, or thumbs up and down). We also discuss the solution, Movie Shapes, which is a better way to explore the movies we love (and don't). In this episode of the Share Life podcast, follow along with our Movie Shapes discussions outline as follows: The origin story of Movie Shapes The problem we faced and the solution Movie Shapes offers The Movie Shapes structural framework (Movie Values and Audience Attributes) Movie examples that fall into the various movie values and audience attributes Creating your Movie Shapes profile — the Simple five-minute version or the Complete one-hour version (This part begins at 1:10:00). Evaluating and sharing movies through the Movie Shapes perspective You can learn more about Movie Shapes on the website here (as well as seeing both of our Movie Shapes and top seven cross-attributes). We'd love your feedback, so please do reach out to us and let us know what you think. Check out the Google Docs prototype here. Make a copy and begin building your Movie Shapes profile today! Connect With Us Connect with Addison on Linkedin or Twitter Connect with Jason on Letterboxd, Twitter, Instagram Watch Click the following URL to access the video version of this discussion: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/my-projects/560-movie-shapes-discussion
01:32:51
February 18, 2021
38: Chad E. Foster — Cultivating The Resilience For Victim-to-Visionary Transformation
Episode Type: Inspirational People On this Inspirational People episode of Share Life, I'm interviewing Chad E. Foster, a motivational keynote speaker, sales and finance leader, inspirational change agent at Red Hat, a subsidiary of IBM, and a husband and father of two. Chad was the first blind executive to graduate from Harvard Business School's program for leadership development as one of the many achievements he's accomplished since going blind in his early twenties. We originally met a decade ago at a Dale Carnegie training course we participated in together. Chad has an impending new book, which will be released on February 16th, Blind Ambition: How to go from Victim to Visionary which we dive into as part of this discussion. Connect With Chad Visit his website here. Check out his book launch site here. Connect with Chad on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. Watch Interview Click the following URL to watch this discussion --> https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/559-chad-foster 
42:58
February 2, 2021
37: Crossing The Tightrope Between Liberty & Security Without Falling Into The Abyss — With Addison Blu Williams
Episode Type: Inspirational People Welcome to another Inspirational People interview with Addison Blu Williams. Addison is an entrepreneur, Special Operations combat veteran, former professional gamer, musician, member of Mensa, and a comedy screenwriter. Addison and I originally met and became friends freelancing for the same client years ago. Since then we've collaborated on a variety of paid and side projects, including our recently launched Movie Shapes which provides a better way to find and share movies we love. In this discussion, we explore the challenges of 2020, how we can avoid the radical extremes that call for our allegiance, how we can walk the tightrope between safety and freedom, and the power of sharing our story with others. Connect With Addison Connect with Addison Williams on Twitter, Facebook, Medium, & Linkedin. Watch this interview here: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/553-addison-blu-williams
01:04:00
December 15, 2020
36: Business Service Pricing With Jason Long — Advice For Freelancers & Small Business Owners
Episode type: Listen to Learn Welcome to another episode of the podcast. In this Listen To Learn discussion with Jason Long, we talk about how to price your business and freelancing services. You may remember Jason from the first Inspirational People interview, where he shared stories and systems for how he lives better and works smarter. In this follow up conversation, we explore why most small businesses don’t charge enough money for their services and the consequences that follow. We also discuss a company’s fully burdened cost, pricing competitively, and the downsides of racing to the bottom of the pricing barrel. We also dive into the differences or value-based pricing versus hourly and the other Jason shares a practical way of maximizing your profit potential. So, without further explanation, listen or watch this conversation below. Links & Resources Connect with Jason Long on Linkedin here. Explore Jason's many business ventures here. Watch or listen to Jason Long's Inspirational People interview here. Blog: How I Leverage The "Focus Metric" To Move My Business Forward To watch this discussion, visit the following URL --> https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/business-development/551-service-pricing-advice
56:21
November 14, 2020
35: Josh Sweeney — Talk Is Cheap, Take A Positive Action Instead
Episode Type: Inspirational People Welcome to another episode of the Grow Your Life podcast (Systems and stories to live better and work smarter). In this Inspirational People episode, I talk with Atlanta-native Josh Sweeney. Originally connected through a mutual friend a few years ago, Josh and I both related to each other's stories, life priorities, and business trajectories. After selling his company in 2016, Josh launched a few businesses, including FounderScale earlier this year (2020). This business works with founder-led organizations to scale their company by focusing on proven sales systems. In addition to chatting about the difference between words and actions, we also explore how we ought to take extreme ownership of our situation (regardless of fault), guidelines for pursuing a goal (including whether it's time to let it go), how people's unique differences shape their strengths and weaknesses, and what it takes to be a top tier performing entrepreneur. Connect With Josh Connect with Josh Sweeney on Linkedin here. Visit Josh Sweeney's Company Website, FounderScale, here. For the video-version of the discussion visit the following URL: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/549-josh-sweeney
01:06:28
September 30, 2020
34: Sorayana Bravo — Lessons Americans Can Learn From The Collapse of Venezuela
Episode Type: Book Discussion (with the author) Welcome to another episode of the Grow Your Life podcast. In this book discussion episode, we're talking with Sorayana Bravo about the collapse of Venezuela and what we Americans can learn from it. Sorayana is a multi-lingual Global Communications Specialist with analytical and strategic copywriting talents in cross-cultural and B2B sectors and the senior associate editor at the Foundation for Economic Education. But, instead of talking about her marketing experiences, we're going to dive into a conversation about societies and failing nations. Sorayana is the author of a book, Que' Le Paso' a Venezuela, or (in English) What's Happened To Venezuela. In these pages, she takes a historical dive into the country of her origin and the factors that led to the fall of the richly resourced and independent nation of Venezuela. In our discussion, we'll explore her story, what happened in Venezuela, and what we Americans can learn as we face our own societal unrest and instructional challenges now exasperated by the pandemic. Connect With Sorayana Connect with Sorayana on Linkedin here. Visit the Foundation for Economic Education's website here. Purchase her book (What Happened to Venezuela) on Amazon here (affiliate link). To watch this interview visit the following URL: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/others/society/546-venezuela-country-collapse
01:02:13
September 15, 2020
33: Nick Bryant — Why Authentic Relationships & Integrated Community Are The Foundation For A Better Life
Episode Type: Inspirational People Welcome to another episode Grow Your Life, In this episode of Inspirational People we're talking with Nick Bryant. Nick's company, NickPrint, prints almost everything but money, with a focus on printing and delivering direct mail for small to medium-sized businesses. Nick founded NickPrint on April 1, 2006, an April fool's joke to himself that has lasted fourteen years and counting. We originally met through the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce during the weekly Networking Gwinnett events early in the morning. Beyond connecting at a business level, we also related over our respective stories, including a collaborative book project Nick and others were involved with. In this discussion, Nick shares how we went from serial entrepreneur to a having a single focused business, the importance of authenticity in the relationships, why we humans crave meaning and direction in our life, and the importance of modern Christians following and perpetuating Jesus and the example of the early church. Connect With Nick Connect with Nick Bryant on Linkedin here. Visit Nick's Company Website, Nick Print, here. For the video version, visit this link: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/545-nick-bryant 
44:28
September 12, 2020
32: Discussing A Secret History of Christianity By Mark Vernon With Rutland Walker
Episode Type: Book Discussion Welcome to another book discussion episode of the Grow Your Life Podcast. In this conversation, my friend and client Rutland Walker (founder of UnionUp) discuss A Secret History of Christianity by Mark Vernon (affiliate link). I was originally drawn to the book after hearing the author in a discussion on this Unbelievable podcast (hosted by Justin Brierley) episode where they discussed the inkling (a group including CS Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Owen Barfield) and their faith perspectives. The Subtitle of the book, 'Jesus, the Last Inkling, and the Evolution of Consciousness' struck a nerve of curiosity that had been with me for many years. The main argument of the book is that many modern religious Christians have come to misunderstand the message of Christ and our path forward is to embrace the centrality of religious experience. The book also explores original, withdrawal, and reciprocal participation in diving as an evolution of our consciousness and engagement with God. Regardless of what degree we acknowledge it, Jesus has had a profound impact on our world and this book tracks how he was preceded and what impact his life on earth made for the millennium that followed. Below the following book summary, you can listen or watch my discussion with Rut. Official Book Description Christianity is in crisis in the West. The Inkling friend of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield, analyzed why. He developed an account of our spiritual predicament that is radical and illuminating. Barfield realized that the human experience of life shifts fundamentally over periods of cultural time. Our perception of nature, the cosmos, and the divine changes dramatically across history. Mark Vernon uses this startling insight to tell the inner story of 3000 years of Christianity, beginning from the earliest Biblical times. Drawing, too, on the latest scholarship and spiritual questions of our day, he presents a gripping account of how Christianity constellated a new perception of what it is to be human. For 1500 years, this sense of things informed many lives, though it fell into crisis with the Reformation, scientific revolution, and Enlightenment. But the story does not stop there. Barfield realized that there is meaning in the disenchantment and alienation experienced by many people today. It is part of a process that is remaking our sense of participation in the life of nature, the cosmos, and the divine. It's a new stage in the evolution of human consciousness. To watch this interview visit the following link: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/faith/544-secret-history-christianity
02:02:08
September 3, 2020
31: Amy Ogden — Boundaries Will Equip You To Live A 2020 Life Worth Sharing
Episode Type: Inspirational People Welcome to another episode of Inspirational People. In this episode, I get to introduce you to Amy Ogden. Amy is a sales expert and brand build builder, business consultant, and speaker. She’s recently founded The Collective and Co-Created the travel booking site We Travel Forward. The Collective matches agencies with travel, real estate, and lifestyle clients and in the short time since launch, she has already seen incredible success and demand. After stumbling across her Linkedin profile, I watched and connected with her TEDx talk about sufficiency and the inadequacy cycle where she shares her personal journey of making a dramatic life change and the fruit that unfolded from that choice. In this discussion, we talk about how self-prioritization differs from selfishness, the importance of setting and enforcing boundaries, the opportunities for us to make a difference during crises, the value of our generosity, and why 2020 could be the most pivotal year in our lifetime (depending on how we respond). Connect With Amy Visit Amy Ogden's Website here. Connect with Amy on Linkedin here. Watch Amy's TEDx Talk here. Click the following URL to watch this discussion: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/543-amy-ogden
48:26
August 20, 2020
30: John Lehmberg — Learning To Let Go When Life Doesn't Unfold How We Hoped
Episode Type: Inspirational People Welcome to another episode of Inspirational People. In this episode, I get the privilege of introducing you to my long time friend, John Lehmberg. John is a former pastor and the founder of Make It Loud Web Design (since 2004) located in Buford, Georgia. His company provides marketing that gives companies better decision making insights to grow their business. We originally met through the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce a few years after I moved from Arizona to Atlanta. Over the years our shared values and interests (particularly our Christian faith and Star Trek) further connected us as we have shared the burdens and celebrations of life. In this conversation, we explore how life doesn't turn out the way we expect, the power of letting go, and the importance of owning truth-seeking in all parts of our life. Listen or watch below. Connect With John Visit Make It Loud's website here. You can visit the store at 2828 Buford Dr. Ste 300, Buford, GA 30519, or give them a call at (678) 325-4007. Connect with John on Facebook and Linkedin or shoot him an email, john at makeitloud.net For the video version, visit this link: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/540-john-lehmberg
01:01:18
July 28, 2020
29: William Hemphill — How A Thankful Foundation Equips Racial Reconcilers
Episode Type: Listen To Learn Welcome to another episode of Listening to Learn as part of the Grow Your Life podcast. In this chat, pastor, entrepreneur, counselor, and licensed therapist, William Hemphill shares about the unrest we're seeing across our nation and how it intersects with the racial divisions in our society. William is the founder of Faith and Family Empowerment, the host of the faith and family matters podcast, and the pastor at Springhill United Methodist Church. The Coronavirus crisis has surfaced numerous issues that Americans have failed to fully deal with and in the killing of George Floyd's tipping point moment, a vast movement of people, ideas, and actions have arisen to explain and solve the problems ailing us. Now is the time for us to listen and learn as we seek out effective solutions to solve these complex problems. In this discussion, we'll dive into the topic of racial reconciliation and what we can learn and apply from the historic events that are unfolding around the country. Connect With William Hemphill Visit William's counseling website here. Check out his podcast here. Learn more and purchase William's book (Praying With Your Spouse) on Amazon here (affiliate link). Connect on Linkedin, Facebook, or Instagram To watch this interview, visit the following link: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/others/reconciliation/539-william-hemphill-racial-reconciliation
01:01:13
July 21, 2020
28: Lauren Hisey — How Openness To New Opportunities Facilitates Powerful Growth
Episode Type: Inspirational People Welcome to another episode of Inspirational People. In this discussion, I get the opportunity of introducing you to a new friend and fellow business consultant, Lauren Hisey. In 2019, Lauren (a Lean Six Sigma specialist) transitioned from corporate America working with Nielson (and AT&T before that) to the Entrepreneur life as an independent coach and consultant. She now works with business owners to rapidly get from where they are to where they want to be. We recently connected after I spoke at Kettering Executive Network about flourishing as a freelancer during a pandemic. As part of her 2020 goal of 100 lunch meetings, a campaign similar to the one I ran at the conclusion of my marketing business and launch as a freelancer, we had an initial one-on-one digital meeting and also invited her to share her stories and insights on the podcast. In this conversation, we talk about her jump from corporate America to independent consulting and the challenges that come with running a small business. We also explore the lessons learned in her transition, how she's navigating the cascading crises (health, economic, and social), the power of a continuous improvement mindset, maintaining boundaries with work, and why NOW is the time to embrace humility and opportunities within uncertainty. Connect With Lauren Connect with Lauren on Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Visit her consulting website here | Visit her blog here. Click the following URL to view the video version: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/538-lauren-hisey
50:59
July 13, 2020
27: Craig Haynie — Identify The Next Opportunity To Transform Your Life & Business
Episode Type: Inspirational People In this episode, I introduce you to my long-standing friend and fellow entrepreneur, Craig Haynie. Craig is the founder and CEO of CablesAndKits.com, a company historically focused on networking equipment and accessories, but amidst the Coronavirus crisis, has expanded its product portfolio to include safety products like masks and hand sanitizers. After both of us moved to Atlanta, we got connected through our mutual attendance at First Baptist Atlanta church. We quickly became friends and have shared life and work on and off for the last decade and a half. In my second book for small business owners (The Jump), Craig wrote the introduction and epilogue to set and reinforce the message. Perhaps most importantly, we both love to watch movies and we were both movie extras in The Founder (about Mcdonalds starring Michael Keaton) together. In this discussion, we talk about his company's pivot in the pandemic, Star Trek stories, reflection through journaling, the importance of starting when it comes to change and improvement, and how he launched a daily CEO email communicating with his customers. Connect With Craig Connect with Craig on Linkedin or email him directly at CEO@cablesandkits.com - You can also visit his blog here (not actively updated). Visit Craig's company website, CablesAndKits.com here. Click here to watch this interview: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/537-craig-haynie
01:16:31
July 4, 2020
26: Keith Eigel, PhD — Trading Chaotic Confusion For Convicting Clarity by Accelerating Character Development
Episode Type: Book Discussion (with the author) Welcome to another episode of Grow Your Life. In this book discussion episode, I introduce you to the co-author of The Map: Your Path to Effectiveness In Leadership, Life, And Legacy, Keith M. Eigel, Ph.D. Keith and I have known each other for about a decade, first connected through a mutual friend. From there, we've worked together on several occasions. In 2017, I completed the Leaders Lyceum personal development program here in the Atlanta area, which is an organization founded by Keith and dedicated to transforming people and impacting organizations. In this powerful conversation, we talk about who we want to be when this pandemic, economic downturn, and social crisis are over. Keith also encourages us to ask ourselves the question, what's the story we want to tell when this is over? As the episode progresses, we also dive into the importance of challenges contradicting our current understanding, the five knowable stages of adult development, and the vital importance of engaging people that have lived different experiences (and that look different than us). Connect With Keith Connect with Keith on Linkedin, Twitter, or Facebook Visit the website for the book, The Map here - Buy on Amazon here (affiliate link) - Read my commentary on the book here. Visit the Leaders Lyceum website here and read my experience going through the program here. Listen to the Letter from A Birmingham Jail here - Read it here. Click here to read to learn about Constructive Development Theory Watch this discussion at the following URL: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/personal-development/534-keith-eigel
01:03:20
June 27, 2020
25: Allen Helms — How Learning To Let Go Enables Us To See What Matters Most
Episode Type: Inspirational People Welcome to this episode of Inspirational People. In this episode, I get the awesome opportunity of introducing you to CRM Jedi Master Allen Helms. Allen and I got connected through the Hubspot User Group here in Atlanta over the past several years. Allen is not just a Hubspot master, but also a Salesforce Jedi. He works with organizations to plan and grow their incoming volume of generated leads and closed deals. He also works his Jedi magic transitioning organizations to either Salesforce or Hubspot and when necessary, he tames both systems to work effectively together (as well as the teams from both sales and marketing). We talk about the origin of his business and its name, how to effectively work together, the power of organization in our lives and work, and how love conquers evil in the end. In the final segment, Allen shares about his recent CS Lewis readings and the scriptural insights that can help us to let go and humble ourselves in even the most challenging of circumstances. Connect With Allen Connect with Allen on Linkedin Visit Allen's company website, Organic Endeavors For the video version of the interview, please visit this link: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/532-allen-helms 
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June 22, 2020
24: Jim Karwisch — Exploring How Narratives & Systems Inform & Direct Us During Troubling Times
Episode Type: Inspirational People Welcome to another episode of Inspirational People! In this episode, I get the opportunity of introducing you to a talented speaker, a creative trainer, and the improv podcaster Jim Karwisch. Improv Jim and I originally met via Twitter after he posted a doodle of an Andy Stanley sermon. Subsequent coffee that quickly turned into lunch at Willy's Mexican Grill, forged a friendship that would seemly endure the most troublesome of relational disputes. At the time, Jim was making his transition from corporate America to Entrepreneur. We've participated in a freelancer's mastermind, blogging challenges, movie and TV discussions, and have remained good friends until he moved away several ago to the city of Rome, Georgia. Since then we've been distant enemies as he harvests the brains of my friends. In addition to being a brain harvester, Jim is also a trainer, coach, and gamification experiential facilitator. In this uncertain and bizarre interview between two former friends, now enemies, Jim Karwisch and I talk about how to harvest the brains of my friends and what to think when someone unexpectedly waves a gun at you. If you're looking to start your own fight club to combat the stress of this Coronavirus crisis, this is the podcast you need to directly inject into your mind (It's the only way). There is no blue pill for this interview, so get ready to dive into the signals that inform and direct your behavior. Plus, we talk about systems so you won't want to miss that tidbit. Connect With Jim Connect with Jim on social media - Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter. Visit Jim's personal coaching website (Untangling Narrative) here and DuMoreImprov here. Visit the Improv in Action network with four different podcasts to explore, here. To watch this interview, visit the following URL: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/530-jim-karwisch
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June 15, 2020
23: Jeff Fambrough — How Starting Your Day Right Sets The Tone For An Uncertain Future
Episode Type: Inspirational People In this new episode of Inspirational People, I introduce you to Jeff Fambrough a long-time friend from a past life. We originally got connected through a mutual friend while Jeff was working for a former employer many years ago. To our recent mutual surprise, we were reconnected this past year through his leadership and coaching at a community church basketball league at Christ Place Church north of metro Atlanta. Jeff works with Indeed full-time as an enterprise account manager, a role and business this crisis has made rather interesting. More importantly, Jeff is a passionate, deliberate, and intentional leader in his family, community, and church. In this discussion, we talk about how we effectively start our day, the challenges of navigating uncertainty, what unemployed folks can be doing to find work, and the most important relationship we can have. Connect With Jeff Visit Jeff's Linkedin page here or his company website here. Watch this discussion at the following URL: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/528-jeff-fambrough
39:53
June 9, 2020
22: Listen, Learn, & Lament With Denise Renee — Exploring The Racial Reconciliation Path Forward
Episode Type: Listening To Learn Welcome to the first episode of Listening to Learn as part of the Grow Your Life podcast. In this episode, we're going to spend time asking questions of Inspirational People alumni Denise Renee about the unrest we're seeing across our nation. The intersection of the complex world we live in with the Coronavirus crisis has surfaced numerous individual and systemic issues that Americans have failed to fully deal with despite the suffering that neglect and aggression have caused for much of the black community — With recent horrific events, including the killing of George Floyd by an officer using excessive force on a black man pleading for his life — American cities have seen an uprising of protests across the nation with many of them turning violent. Now is the time for us to listen and learn as we seek out effective solutions to solve these complex problems. In this discussion, we'll dive into the topic of racial reconciliation and what we can learn and apply from the historic events that are unfolding around the country. Connected With Denise Renee Watch my interview with Denise Renee about Stories and Systems to work smarter and live better. Visit Desise Renee's Website here and her writing portfolio site here. Follow and Subscribe to her Youtube Channel here. Connect on Linkedin, Facebook, or Instagram Watch this interview at the following URL: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/others/reconciliation/525-denise-renee-racial-reconciliation
52:45
June 4, 2020
21: Toby Bloomberg — Pause Your Way Towards Personal Reflection And Business Transformation
Inspirational People Welcome to another episode of Inspirational People! Today I get to the wonderful pleasure of introducing you to Toby Bloomberg. Toby is a long-time friend, collaborator, and fellow freelancer. She works with organizations to help them empathize with their customers and effectively communicates with them through social media marketing channels. We originally met as board members of the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association and we've been through numerous fruitful and challenging projects together. In this discussion, we talk about the simple act of breathing, how business models are drastically shifting, and how reflection and patience can help us wisely navigate the crisis we're all facing. Connect With Toby Connect with Toby on Social media - Linkedin or Twitter. Visit Toby's website, Bloomberg Marketing, and learn how you can work to incorporate empathetic marketing in your business. Visit DivaFoodies.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. To watch this interview, visit the following URL: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/523-toby-bloomberg
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May 29, 2020
20: Living "Louder Than Words" In A Pandemic — Discussing The Power of Uncompromised Living
Book Discussion In this second video book discussion with my friend Benji Hollis (VP of Sales at The Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl), we dive into Louder Than Words by Andy Stanley, a book exploring the power of uncompromised living (affiliate link). The book explores the concept of character, what it is, and how our character can change the trajectory of our life as well as the effect we have on others during the journey. Benji and I both read this book as part of our Church's Leadership Development group we both recently graduating from. We've become good friends through the program and got a lot out of the read and subsequent discussion. We were inspired to discuss and share these insights with you in the following recorded discussion. Here's the summary description on the book's back cover. How important is your character? It determines everything about you! How much you will accomplish in life, and whether you are worth knowing. How you will respond to success, and how you will weather the inevitable storms of life. This is a book about uncompromised living. It is about choosing every day to be a man or woman of integrity, a person whose actions speak louder than words. Bestselling author Andy Stanley challenges you to become what you were meant to be: a person whose commitment to doing the right thing, whatever the cost, will inspire others and change your world. Click the following URL to watch this discussion. https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/personal-development/520-louder-than-words-andy-stanley
01:32:15
May 23, 2020
19: Elizabeth Dixon — Navigating The Crisis Purpose-Driven & Compassion-Oriented
Inspirational People Welcome to another episode of Inspirational People. Today, I get the awesome opportunity of introducing you to Elizabeth Dixon. Connected through our mutual friend, Jessica Lalley, Elizabeth is a strategist, innovator, and a speaking executive sharing on various personal and business development topics for organizations like the University of Georgia, Southwest Airlines, and the Global Leadership Summit. While she first began working for the wellness of the Chick-Fil-A staff, Elizabeth now leads the strategic design of hospitality and customer service across stores. In this interview, we explore a variety of topics including the challenges of a crisis and how they can be an opportunity for us to develop habits, cultivate culture, innovate in new directions, and proactively plan for the future. Connect With Elizabeth Connect with Elizabeth on Linkedin and Instagram. Visit Elizabeth's speaking website Read Elizabeth's article Never Waste A Good Crisis Click the following URL to watch this interview https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/518-elizabeth-dixon
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May 20, 2020
18: Akilah Charlemagne — Staying Connected With Others Through The Personal Transformation Process
Inspirational People Welcome to another episode of Inspirational People! In this episode, I talk with Akilah Charlemagne about the importance of staying connected, especially during seasons of transformation. She also shares a simple and effective process she leans into for growing herself and others, and how it's okay to say that we're not okay :-) Akilah is a connector, speaker, career coach, and HR Business partner.  She's passionate about energizing and equipping people to take risks and propel their careers. Our mutual friend, Chi Chi Okezie, says Akilah is a powerhouse when it comes to all things HR and training and she has the ability to infuse her brand with her values to produce exceptional results. My wife Cait connected the two of us, and now here we are! Connect With Akilah + Links You can connect with Akilah on Linkedin, Twitter, or Instagram. Visit Akilah's personal website here. Click the following link to watch this interview: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/517-akilah-charlemagne
47:15
May 14, 2020
17: Todd Miechiels — Embracing The Opportunity To Slow Down & Serve Others
Inspirational People Welcome to another episode of inspirational people! In this episode, I get to introduce you to my friend Todd Miechiels. Todd is the founder and vision bearer of the 315 Project helping people know and share their story wholeheartedly. Todd and I originally met through a mutual friend during a catalyst conference almost a decade ago. We stay connected over the years and the 315 Project became one of my first freelancing clients when I began in 2014. We've stayed connected and collaborated over the years that followed. As the world has changed, and we've faced this Coronavirus crisis, I've witnessed many people stand in the gap, and Todd is one of those people who has led others through his daily Linkedin worship videos. Impressed by what he's doing, it was apparent that I needed to get him on an episode so he could share his story with you. Connect With Todd + Links You can connect with Todd on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Visit Todd's personal website here. Check out Todd's daily videos here. Visit the 315 Project website here. Check out Steps of Courage here. To watch this interview, visit the following link. https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/516-todd-miechiels
48:41
May 8, 2020
16: Andy Johnson — Why Scrappy Problem-Solving Conquers Big Challenges
Inspirational People Welcome to another episode of Inspirational People! I get the opportunity to introduce you to and chat with Andy Johnson, the co-founder of Harpoon, a cloud-based billing tool for freelancers and agencies to plan, forecast, and invoice. In 2017, I switched over to Harpoon after I recognized how much the tool coincidentally integrated ideas and insights I wrote about in my freelancing book. I also highlighted Harpoon in my most recent book for small business owners, The Jump because of how the tool is designed to help you accomplish your goals, not just for doing tasks. After using it over the years, I've also become an affiliate partner and gladly recommend every freelancer start using it today. In this discussion, we talk about how innovation often comes from our personal struggle and how effort and perseverance take us further than being propped up by abundant resources. Connect With Andy Johnson + Links Visit Harpoon's Website (affiliate link) Connect with Andy on Linkedin. Visit Andy's Personal Website here Check out my articles related to the Harpoon software. Read When by Dan Pink (Amazon affiliate link) Watch this interview here: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/515-andy-johnson
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May 4, 2020
15: Money Whisperer, Olga Kirshenbaum, Unwraps Money Mindset Effects During Challenging Times
Inspirational People Welcome to this episode of Inspirational People, with Olga Kirshenbaum, the Money Whisperer. Like my connection with Nancy Kleppel, we were recently connected through Trupo and the Freelancer's Union. Olga, the Money Whisperer, is an author and a financial literacy advocate and the owner of Rags to Riches Consulting. She is equipping and liberating creative folks who find money issues stressful through her coaching and podcast. Because of the nature of this Coronavirus crisis and the impact on money, talking with Olga was an essential interview! In this episode, we talk about the Coronvairus crisis, and how we can wisely navigate it financially. We also explore how situations like this have a way of illuminating our underlying personal problems and what we can do about it to endure and emerge stronger. Connect With Olga + Links Connect with Olga on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. Visit Olga's website, Rags To Riches Consulting here. If you're interested in working with Olga to get your finances in order, click this link to book an introductory call. Olga's Article: How to Rebuild Your Relationship With Creditors You've Been Avoiding Kindle Book — Shmoney Guide: Making Money Choices Doesn't Need To Be So Scary (Amazon affiliate link) Check out Olga's podcast, 9 Minutes of Creative Wisdom here. Check out the mentioned task tool, Bella Scena here. Check out my article about Epoxy stories here. Click the following link to watch this interview:  https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/514-olga-kirshenbaum
52:27
May 1, 2020
14: Chris Green — Humility & Respect For Our Limitations Matters More Than Ever
Inspirational People Welcome to another episode of inspirational people. Today, I get to introduce you to Chris Green. Chris is a co-founder and partner at Arch + Tower, a company that helps business leaders transform frustrated customers and disengaged employees into vocal advocates and loyal ambassadors under operational excellence. Arch + Tower is also a part of Frazier & Deeter, an award-winning accounting and advisory firm focused on investing in relationships. I recently interviewed Arch + Tower's co-founder John Hightower, a connection facilitated by Jessica Lalley International. You can check out that discussion here. In this discussion, we explore the people who influenced us, how we can professionally and personally navigate the Coronavirus crisis, how tragic life experiences can shape us for many years, and why having humility during a time of uncertainty is so important for facing the challenges that are flowing our way. Connect With Chris Connect with Chris on Linkedin, Visit Arch + Tower's website or Frazier & Deeter here Visit his mentioned website, NeedToLead.com Click the following link to watch the interview: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/513-chris-green
56:46
April 27, 2020
13: How To Thrive In CORONAVIRUS CRISIS Complexity — Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps Discussion
Book Discussion Welcome to the first episode (listen or watch below) of my book discussions. If you've been following along the blog for any sustained amount of time, you've seen my various book commentaries. This previous effort infused with the current crisis inspired me to bring this book exploration process off the page and into your eyes and ears for topics that could help us better navigate the pandemic and its consequences. Book Discussion Overview In this first book discussion, we explore Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How To Thrive In Complexity by Jennifer Garvey Berger. You can explore my past book commentary here. The book explores five quirks that in complexity trap us. The five mind traps are as follows. Trapped by Simple Stories: Your Desire for a Simple Story Blinds You to a Real One Trapped by Rightness: Just Because It Feels Right Doesn't Mean It Is Right Trapped by Agreement: Longing for Alignment Robs You of Good Ideas Trapped by Control: Trying to Take Charge Strips You of Influence Trapped by EGO: Shackled to Who You Are Now, You Can't Reach for Who You'll Be Next Contextualizing The Conversation To The Current Health & Economic Crisis In this episode, I explore the concepts with a friend and fellow reader of the book Cris Anzai, Technology Product Manager for CablesAndKits.com. We don't just talk about the Mindtraps, we also contextualize how they specifically apply to the current coronavirus crisis we've all been thrust into without much warning. The pandemic has taken what was already a complex world and thrown additional layers of complications on top. When you look around confused and unsure (or sure in the wrong direction), you might be wondering how to effectively navigate the roller coaster. This book and our discussion aim to give you ideas and examples to traverse the situation as wisely as possible. And perhaps, it is the ladder we discuss at the end which will give you a roadmap for the best way forward. Explore This Book's Concepts Further Buy Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps on Amazon (affiliate link) My Book Commentary: An Exploration & Commentary on Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps by Jennifer Garvey Berger Watch the discussion here https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/personal-development/512-coronavirus-crisis-complexity-mindtraps
02:03:07
April 24, 2020
12: Nancy Kleppel — People & Generosity Matter Most During Disasters
Inspirational People Welcome to another episode of inspirational people with Nancy Kleppel. We originally got connected through a recent Freelancers Union event via Trupo, which she has been a member for almost 20 years. Nancy is an Architect by training with thirty plus years collectively in the industry, with various incarnations. She's now a consultant to creative entrepreneurs and professionals who work at some capacity with built-in environments, including architects and engineers. Nancy is also a co-founder, leader, and collaborator of a one-hundred-plus member relational oriented community, Brick & Wonder. They're helping organizations better position to be prepared for the unexpected (highly relevant now!). In this discussion, we talk about how the crisis is affecting us and what we can do to respond. In addition to exploring cultural systems, we also dive into how this pandemic has forced us to reconcile our priorities and why generosity and relationships matter most. My favorite part of the interview is the final section of our discussion. Connect With Nancy: Connect with Nancy on Linkedin here, or visit here consulting website here.  Learn more about her group for creative entrepreneurs, Brick and Wonder, here. Check out the mentioned article on the New Yorker here. Watch this interview here: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/511-nancy-kleppel
01:07:47
April 20, 2020
11: John Hightower Discusses The Importance of Empathy When Facing The Unknown
Inspirational People Welcome to another episode of inspirational people. I'd like to introduce you to John Hightower, CEO, and co-founder of Arch and Tower, a company that helps business leaders transform frustrated customers and disengaged employees into vocal advocates and loyal ambassadors under operational excellence. Through Jessica Lalley International, John and I were both recently reconnected only to discover that we both participated in the same Lifework Leadership program in 2014! In this discussion, we talk about why employee empathy matters right now, how EQ (Emotional Quotient) gives us an individual and collective advantage, and how business leaders can effectively navigate this season of uncertainty to take care of their people, their customers, and their business operations. Connect With John Hightower Connect with John on Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, and his Frazier Dieter profile page. Visit Arch + Tower's website - Click here to view the 14-point review checklist mentioned in the interview. Visit Episode Page: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/510-john-hightower
54:00
April 15, 2020
10: Cheryl Mobley Discusses How We Can Stay Calm & Lead Effectively During A Pandemic
Welcome to another episode of inspirational people. Today I get the great opportunity to introduce you to and chat with speaker, entrepreneur, and executive consultant, Cheryl Mobley. Cheryl and I were recently connected by a mutual friend, Jessica Lalley. Cheryl has a unique and relevant background to the current Coronavirus crisis we're facing across the globe because of her work leading a hospital during the Ebola pandemic as well as her more recent efforts consulting with executives to make wise decisions. In our discussion, we talk about what it takes to lead effectively and stay calm when we don't feel that calm inside. We also explore decision making (good and bad), theory versus experience, working remotely, and the structure we all need to thrive in life. Connect With Cheryl Mobley Visit Cheryl's website and click here to access the free gift from Cheryl. Connect with Cheryl on Linkedin, Facebook, and Instagram Check out the tool (AYOA) mentioned by Cheryl Episode URL: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/509-cheryl-mobley
53:17
April 10, 2020
9: Duff Tucker — How To Stay Anchored & Live Intentionally When Facing Life's Uncertainties
Inspirational People In this excellent episode of Inspirational People, I'm interview friend and leader Duff Tucker. We recently met in the fall of 2019 in a leadership development group I'm participating in through Gwinnett Church, our community home. Duff is co-leading our group and we've had the chance to connect in our monthly meetings and off-site retreat. In this episode, Duff Tucker discussed what living intentionally and how a solid foundation anchors us in life and when storms come crashing in on us. It is the hard work of building on bedrock, as opposed to sandy foundations, that sustain us during the hardest times of our life. Connect With Duff Check out Duff's Winning At Manhood podcast here. Connect with Duff on Linkedin here. Watch this episode https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/508-duff-tucker
46:16
April 4, 2020
8: Denise Renee Interview — How To Respond & Adapt When Life Throws You Curve Balls
Inspirational People In this episode of Inspirational People, I interview long-time friend Denise Renee. In 2010, I attended one of her events, and in 2017 she attended my Path of the Freelancer book launch event. In between those events and since 2017, we've stayed connected over social media as we've both pursued our entrepreneurial paths. After seeing how awesome she has responded to the entrepreneur community in the midst of the Coronavirus, I invited her to interview to share her insights and inspiration on how to respond and adapt when life gets hard and you don't know what to do next. Connected With Denise-Renee Visit Desise-Renee's Website here and her writing portfolio site here. Follow and Subscribe to her Youtube Channel here. Connect on Linkedin, Facebook, or Instagram Watch this episode at the following link https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/507-denise-renee
37:08
April 4, 2020
7: Coronavirus & Your Small Business — From Chaos To Clarity
FREE WEBINAR For Entrepreneurs  As a business owner are you wondering how to navigate this Coronavirus crisis?   Are you wondering if you can continue to survive as the world shuts down? Can your company even survive?   Can you be the leader your family, team, and community needs during this unexpected pandemic?   Are you wondering if you can take care of your staff through this situation?   And ultimately, how do you transform your organization to adapt to what has happened and will continue to unfold over the following months?   If you are at all concerned about your small business, this FREE webinar is for you. We'll walk through what you need to do today to regroup in the midst of the Coronavirus storm, and how to effectively move forward through the uncertainty that lies ahead.   In my book, The Jump: From Chaos to Clarity For Your Striving Small Business, I explore how your business can survive through a crisis and how you the owner must grow yourself to build a long-lasting company.   https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/jump  In this 30-minute webinar, I will unpack these strategies and tactics to help you focus on the things that matter for this Coronavirus situation.    We'll explore the following topics:   Whether you should continue your business (regardless of the crisis).   If you continue your business, how you can structure it to effectively survive the crisis.   A transformational process to change your business from what it is to what it needs to be.   How you must level up as a leader to lead through this pandemic. Setting a firm business foundation that can weather the storms to come.   How you must bring your team along through the process.   Join me (Jason Scott Montoya) for this free webinar, and we'll explore these questions, ideas, and more.   https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/business-development/506-coronavirus-business
29:53
April 2, 2020
6: Coronavirus & Freelancing — How To Survive & Thrive In Crisis
Free Webinar For Freelancers The world is in crisis. Freelancers are caught in the storm. To help give us all freelancers a fighting chance, I've created a free webinar on how to navigate the Coronavirus crisis. Much of the content comes from my book, Path of the Freelancer: An Actionable Guide To Flourishing in Freelancing. For this webinar, I'm repositioning, reordering, and augmenting the content to make it more relevant to this pandemic. In this webinar, I answer the following freelancer questions as it relates to this crisis. Should you freelancer right now? What decisions do I need to make now, so I can focus on acting while minimizing distractions? How do I go into a wise form of survival mode to give myself the best posture for success? How do I navigate my financial situation so I can be best equipped to move forward? How do I, as a freelancer, leverage this opportunity to build a phenomenal freelancing long-term career? Access resources or watch this episode here: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/freelancing/502-coronavirus-freelancing
29:50
March 28, 2020
5: Focusing On What Matters Most During The Crisis With Talent Development Executive Travis Dommert
Inspirational People I'm excited to introduce you to Travis Dommert. While I first heard about IRUNURUN from a friend, I was formerly introduced through the Leaders Lyceum team when the was the president of IRUNURUN, a now inactive tool that helped people focus on what matters when there are distractions abound! It helped me realize how I only needed 40% of my time to accomplish the tasks that mattered in my business and I was simply wasting the other 60% on things that were not fruitful. Over the subsequent years, we became good friends and around 2014 we both went through a season of transition during similar times. I became a full-time consultant and he joined the team a Jackson Healthcare. In this interview, we explore systems and stories to live better and work smarter as well as how Travis' insights can specifically help us during the Coronavirus crisis. You'll want to stick around for his final words about how iron sharpens iron. https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/505-travis-dommert Connect with Travis here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/travisdommert/
54:22
March 28, 2020
4: Ice Baths, The Wim Hof Method, and Gratefully Taking Care Of Our Body with Don Neder
Inspirational People In this interview with Don Neder, founder of Flowgevity, we talk about his entrepreneurship and technology background, selling his business to pursue the construction of a new company around the Wim Hof Method, Cold Therapy, and other science-backed wellness approaches to living better and healthy. Listen in on our active discussion.   Connect with Don Neder and Learn more about his business at the following link: www.flowgevity.com  Listen to this interview and learn more about me at the following link: www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/490-don-neder
55:52
November 2, 2019
3: The Last Day Of Regret Interview With Matthew J. Diaz
Inspirational People In this interview with Matthew J. Diaz, we explore his book, The Last Day of Regret, the stories inside and around it, and the journey he's been on since he first heard his sister talk about not wanting to live. You can read more about this interview, and connect with Matthew J. Diaz at the following link.   https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/inspiration/people/469-matthew-j-diaz 
35:28
May 11, 2019
2: How To Overcome Challenges, Build A Business, & Lead Yourself With Jason Long, Founder of MedR
Inspirational People In this video interview, I (Jason Scott Montoya) interview my friend and serial entrepreneur Jason Long who shares how he cultivates his personal growth and moves his companies forward. Long also explores how he transformed during and after the most traumatic season of his life culminating in a horrific car accident that left him with brain damage. He leaves us with two tactical insights worth embracing in our daily life. *** Jason Long Links*** https://www.medrevup.com https://jhmediagroup.com https://www.brainleaf.com https://twitter.com/jasonmlong ***Jason Scott Montoya Links*** https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com https://twitter.com/jasonsmontoya https://www.pathofthefreelancer.com http://www.noodleheadmarketing.com
45:52
October 18, 2018
1: Doing This One Thing With Catfish Will Change Your Life For The Better
Blog Readings Read this article and view additional visual elements, visit the following link: https://www.jasonscottmontoya.com/personal-development/335-catfish-living
07:57
September 5, 2018