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Values-Driven Productivity

The Values-Driven Productivity was a monthly podcast from 2017-2019 meant to help you make meaningful progress on things that matter.

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Trillia Newbell on joining with children toward racial reconciliation

Trillia Newbell is helping build a culture where families celebrate the diversity in God's family and take steps toward racial reconciliation together. Her most recent book is written for children, but it's a valuable resource for adults and children to join in learning how to better take steps toward walking in love as we build gratitude and relationships with those who are different than us. In this episode, learn what it means to join with children in moving toward racial harmony.


1 May 2018

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Erik Nieder on putting your craft into the service of your core convictions

Erik Nieder is putting his craft into the service of his core convictions through worship music. He’s been writing songs for over a decade, and his music has gotten better and more widely appreciated over time. Erik recently found his worship songs on Spotify’s WorshipNow playlist (a curated list of today’s best worship songs with over 700,000 followers), and his journey has been marked by continued growth toward using music as an avenue to express his calling. In this episode, learn more about what it looks like to live with clarity around your purpose and understand how to better use your gifts for what matters most.


1 Jul 2018

Rank #2

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Justin Miller on taking steps toward solving big problems

Justin Miller is making tangible progress toward solving a big problem. He co-founded an organization to help people living with HIV/AIDS from his college dorm room over ten years ago and has since served thousands of families in East Africa. In this episode, Justin equips and inspires you to start (or continue) climbing a mountain in your life. You, too, can make a dent in a problem that seems overwhelming.


1 Jun 2018

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Jeremy Utley on the value of design thinking

Design thinking is a concept buzzing around business circles. But how do you use design thinking principles to make important changes in your life and to focus on what matters? And what is design thinking in the first place? What role does faith play in design thinking? Jeremy Utley tackles these questions and many others in this episode. He is the Director of Executive Education at Stanford's d.school, helping professionals and organizations adopt design thinking and build innovative cultures. Listen in and then take immediate action toward becoming more of the person you want to be.


1 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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A look inside The Five F Course

I recently launched an email course designed to help you make meaningful progress in the areas of faith, family, friends, fitness, and finances—life’s Five Fs. In this episode, I share more about the course and include audio recordings from two lessons.


1 Aug 2018

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Jesse Mecham on the value of a budget

Jesse Mecham is making it possible for people to get a handle on their money and better steward the resources entrusted to their care. As the founder of YNAB (You Need A Budget), Jesse is equipping hundreds of thousands of users with budgeting software that gives them a framework for prioritizing their lives and allocating money toward what they truly value. In this episode, gain practical tips and insights into how you can better manage money—whether you’re drowning in debt or not sure what to do with your extra income.


1 Oct 2018

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Kevin Washington on the intersection of faith and fitness

Kevin Washington is developing athletes to know and love God. As the Director of Player Development for the football program at the University of Texas at Austin, he's helping others understand the intersection of where faith and fitness collide. In this episode, gain a healthier understanding of what it means to care for your body while also caring for your soul.


1 Mar 2018

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Meredith King on building your life and leadership on solid ground

Meredith King is helping people get unstuck in all walks of life. She co-founded True To Life Ministries, walking with thousands of youth and adults as they move to transition out of poverty. She's mentored hundreds of leaders as a member of the senior team at Integrus Leadership. She writes, speaks, serves, and equips without losing sight of her priorities. Yes, Meredith King is something special. In this episode, Meredith shares why you should value building your life and leadership on solid ground.


1 Feb 2018

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Celestin Musekura on the value of forgiveness

Dr. Celestin Musekura is cultivating a culture of forgiveness throughout the African continent. He's the founder and president of ALARM (African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries), an organization he started in 1994 "in response to a crisis of Christian leadership in Africa following the genocide in Rwanda." In this episode, Celestin shares his journey toward forgiveness and equips you with greater tools to experience forgiveness in your own life.


1 Jan 2018

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Take your temperature and reflect on your year

In this episode, I invite you to take inventory of where you've been this year and where you are today so you can be in a better position to make values-driven plans for the future.


1 Dec 2017

Rank #10