Confidence and Self Doubt

Journey Into The Heart of Man

Journey Into The Heart of Man

This week’s podcast guest is Jay Stringer. In addition to all that he shares in his interview, we wanted to feature this incredible resource he has put together alongside the producers of The Heart of Man documentary.

Podcast Episode 76 - Are Christians Called to Comfort? With Super Bowl Winner and CEO of Movement Mortgage, Casey Crawford

Podcast Episode 76 - Are Christians Called to Comfort? With Super Bowl Winner and CEO of Movement Mortgage, Casey Crawford

Today we’re talking to Casey Crawford. Casey is an Entrepreneur that left the NFL with a Super Bowl Ring and then started a company, Movement Mortgage—a Billion dollar business that Inc and several others have recognized. They’ve been known for their business, their community impact, and their ability to create a company that people want to work for. As Casey shared with us, creating a company is far from a comfortable experience. Entrepreneurs, of course, know what it’s like to be uncomfortable. Yet, there’s something in modern/Western Christianity that expects comfort. We often act as though God has called us to a life of comfort and ease, not one of stress and sacrifice. But as Casey points out, Jesus didn’t exactly live an easy life! And this is just one way he gave us a great perspective alongside a paradigm shift in this podcast episode. Listen in to hear more...

10 Scriptures to Help You Face Obstacles at Work

10 Scriptures to Help You Face Obstacles at Work

Have you ever felt like you were under attack at work? Catherine Gates from Workmatters.org shares 10 Scriptures to help when you feel all alone at work, or if you just feel overwhelmed by the demands and crazy deadlines coming at you.

Podcast Episode 75 - The Entrepreneur's Hidden Battle with Depression with Max Anderson

Podcast Episode 75 - The Entrepreneur's Hidden Battle with Depression with Max Anderson

On today’s episode, we invited Max Anderson to come in and help us tackle a difficult yet important topic—depression among entrepreneurs. Max writes something called The Weekend Reader, where each week he explores one big idea from culture. Recently, he dove into how depression affects entrepreneurs, and what he found was staggering—entrepreneurs are anywhere from 2-10x more likely to suffer from mental challenges. It’s a topic that’s extremely important, yet remarkably under-discussed, so we thought that with Max’s help we’d push the conversation forward today...

Bandwidth CEO relies on a higher calling to build Raleigh firm into $2B success

Bandwidth CEO relies on a higher calling to build Raleigh firm into $2B success

Originally published by WRAL TechWire Bandwidth , a Triangle-born provider of communications-related services that has grown into a venture with global reach, might be riding high at the moment after recently hitting the $2 billion valuation mark. But as its founder and CEO David Morken can attest, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. He credits one thing for getting him through: his Christian faith.

Podcast Episode 73 - Image Management: Growing Through Failure with Nathan Sheets of Nature Nate's

Podcast Episode 73 - Image Management: Growing Through Failure with Nathan Sheets of Nature Nate's

We’ve got a good one for you today. Nathan Sheets is CEO of Nature Nate’s Honey, and he was also involved with I Am Second, and E3, and you’ll hear a bit of all of those stories. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. When we sat down to talk to Nathan, we had no idea how deep he was going to take us. Right away, he opened up about the ups and downs he has gone through with a level of candor that we couldn’t even believe. If you’re looking for what life as an entrepreneur looks like—and we mean, really looks like—Nathan Sheets has a no holds barred take on the entrepreneurial journey.

The Florist

The Florist

Happy Monday! We want to start the week with a video from RightNow Media which shares a powerful message in a simple illustration. When we see other believers working at churches or going into the mission field, it can leave us with this small temptation to diminish our own importance and value to God's kingdom.

The Divine Metrics of Starting a Business

The Divine Metrics of Starting a Business

“Kingdom success along the path of risk and failure.” - For many entrepreneurs, the possibility of startup glory — a huge payout, an early retirement, fame, acclaim, and the chance to transform how societies function — is worth the risk and the toil. And what if those momentous outcomes never come to fruition?

Discovering God's Purpose for Your Work

Discovering God's Purpose for Your Work

Sanyin Siang’s words from our Tuesday podcast still stick with us today— her identity and value is found first and foremost in what God says is true of her—that she is a beloved child of God. To continue with the theme of ‘identity’ focus from our great podcast this week, we turn to WorkMatters for a great article from David Roth.

Henri Nouwen’s Story about 'The Flyer and the Catcher'

Henri Nouwen’s Story about 'The Flyer and the Catcher'

Whether you’re trying to trust yourself, your employees, or God, letting go of the desire for control never seems to get any easier. Today, we have a parable from Henri Nouwen on this very idea.

How to Write Like the Great Entrepreneurs

How to Write Like the Great Entrepreneurs

Originally published by Venture Hacks (co-founders of AngelList) — Entrepreneurs are the best business writers in the world. If you can’t write, you can’t raise money. Or recruit. Or sell.

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

Originally published by INC— No one said building a company is easy. But it's time to be honest about how brutal it really is -- and the price so many founders secretly pay.

Yes, a Faithful God

Yes, a Faithful God

This article was from a collection of whitepapers compiled for attendees of the CEF’s 2018 Global Event. We share Darin’s whitepaper in anticipation of 2019 CEF whitepapers launching soon! Read Darin Owen’s view on how to start, build, and grow prosperous companies.

Restoring Work: Training Courses from Chalmers Center

Restoring Work: Training Courses from Chalmers Center

What areas of your life do you long to see reconciled and made new? By asking the deeper questions, The Chalmers Center helps people wrestle with problems with work as a whole. Their training courses are there to help with restoring work to its a place of glorifying God and helping others.

Podcast Episode 63 - Finding Peace on the Other Side of Obedience: Around the Table with Henry, William, and Rusty

Podcast Episode 63 - Finding Peace on the Other Side of Obedience: Around the Table with Henry, William, and Rusty

Every once in a while we like to take a break from interviewing guests to give our hosts a chance to riff on what God is doing in their lives and what they’re learning through the process. In this episode, you’ll hear about William’s upcoming move to Atlanta, Henry’s journey to India, and some wisdom Rusty has recently picked up from a book he’s reading. Pull up a chair and join our hosts around the table to enjoy a chat about life, God, and entrepreneurship.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Make Fitness A Priority

Why Entrepreneurs Should Make Fitness A Priority

Originally published by ENTREPRENEUR — How Fitness Can Ensure Smooth Entrepreneurial Journey: Being an entrepreneur is among the most stressful jobs in the world. Regular exercise can help entrepreneurs remain sanguine in difficult situations, tackle challenges and become better leaders.

Ask Big Things of God for the Right Reason

Ask Big Things of God for the Right Reason

Who wins when I ask for big things? I have thought it was me, of course. Recently, however, I have been seeing a different dynamic at work when looking at three passages that follow each other in the book of John.

Feeling Overwhelmed at Work

Feeling Overwhelmed at Work

In this Monday’s videos, Workmatters interviews Marc Yount (COO of Field Agent) about the real struggle of being overwhelmed or stressed at work. He offers some helpful tips and in this second video, reminds us that often the thing that often drives to feel overwhelmed —success— is a matter of the heart not of rewards.

Calling versus Business Decision

Calling versus Business Decision

“I was in search of my Calling (upper case “C”), my purpose and I was not getting any younger. I had narrowed things down to two possibilities.  I could go into vocational ministry (working for my home church in the states) or join a good friend of mine and start a business.” In this post, Rick West shares his journey to discovering his own calling and gives advice to budding entrepreneurs and Christians alike, to “skip the pros/cons list. Jump right to prayer, spend time with your spouse and find someone with some gray hair to impart truth into your life…”

Embracing Weakness in Christian Entrepreneurship

Embracing Weakness in Christian Entrepreneurship

“The foundation of Christian entrepreneurship is, paradoxically, weakness. This is not weakness of product, service, or business, but of the entrepreneur himself as a Christian. This is true because Christ said His power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). If the goal of the Christian entrepreneur is to advance the Kingdom of God by the power of God, in some sense, weakness must be the way…”