Episode 017: How Following Your Heart Can Transform a Community | Jim Kilmartin

Episode 017: How Following Your Heart Can Transform a Community | Jim Kilmartin

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Connect with me here On episode 17, I talked with Jim Kilmartin, founder of HoopsFest and Joshua House, about the amazing transformation in his community over the last twenty years and how he was tempted to give up on his vision and pursue something else. But because he didn’t, his hometown has been renewed and has a new direction, new life and new purpose. If you’ve ever felt like something was on your heart that you were meant to do…and if you’ve felt like giving up… take heart. And listen on….

From the Interview:

    • Joshua House
    • HoopsFest

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Episode 17 Pre-Interview: Get to Know Jim Kilmartin

Episode 17 Pre-Interview: Get to Know Jim Kilmartin

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On this pre-episode 17, I ask my guest Jim Kilmartin some questions about life and inspiration. Get to know him and then check in next week for more about his story, including HoopsFest and Joshua House, an event and a ministry that have transformed both Jim and his community in amazing ways. You’ll be blown away by what God has done in Jim’s home town and inspired to get out and make a difference in your own community.

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Episode 16: How Overcoming Adversity Led To A Passion For People | Lea Goldsmith

Episode 16: How Overcoming Adversity Led To A Passion For People | Lea Goldsmith

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In this episode, I talked with Lea Goldsmith of Maximize Fitness about the incredible health issues that she overcame as a child and how they directed her path and the impact that she’s making today. Lea is a gym owner, wellness coach, and a survivor. You’ll be inspired by her story and encouraged to look at your own life and seek to make a difference around you as well.

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Episode 16 Pre-Interview: Get to Know Lea Goldsmith

Episode 16 Pre-Interview: Get to Know Lea Goldsmith

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On this pre-episode 16, I ask Lea Goldsmith some questions about life, inspiration and pet peaves. Get to know her and then check in next week for more about her story, including what almost took her life as a child and how she’s making a difference in lives through her gym Maximize Fitness, wellness and nutrional coaching and more.

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Episode 15: The Power of Curiosity

Episode 15: The Power of Curiosity

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On episode 15, we talk about a topic that I love… the power or curiosity. Being curious about how we’re made, curious about the world around us and curious about our work.

 From the episode…

  • Being curious about ourselves. Get to know how you’re wired, what makes you tick, your strengths, weaknesses, how you interact with others and the world. Check out www.16personalities.com and www.5lovelanguages.com.
  • Being curious about the world around you. Don’t assume things have to be the way they are
  • Being curious about your workplace. Ask questions. Shake things up. Challenge the current systems.
  • If you are a leader in your workplace, make sure you are making it a place conducive to people feeling safe to bring those ideas.
  • Four C’s. CARE–> CURIOSITY–> CHALLENGE–> CHANGE
  • Next episode. Interview with Lea Goldsmith of Maximize Fitness. First, a minisode where we get to know a little bit about her.

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Episode 14: Why Knowing Your “Why” Is Crucial To Making A Long-Term Impact | Jelani Pinnock

Episode 14: Why Knowing Your “Why” Is Crucial To Making A Long-Term Impact | Jelani Pinnock

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On episode 14, I talk with singer, songwriter, pastor and musician Jelani Pinnock (@jelaniaswad). We talk about his new single, King of Zion, his love for music, his inspiring story, and his passion for building into others and helping them use their gifts.

Jelani has tons of great things to share in this interview. Plus a surprise announcement! Check out my notes below for some details on what you’ll find in episode 14…

 From the episode…

  • Three words that best describe him: calm, passionate, real.
  • Who inspires him? Mom, his youth pastor growing up, Bob Marley, Israel Houghton, his wife, Kanye West.
  • What did he want to be when he grew up: to have a doctorate. A love for learning
  • A little bit about his family: surprise!
  • Pet peave
  • His current project. The Revival Project
  • New single: King of Zion (available everywhere).
  • His style
  • What started back in 2013
  • His business partner Clifford Gray
  • Their music label, the Launching Pad Music Group
  • Excellence is important
  • Set a new standard
  • The roots of his love for music
  • A love for songwriting – over 200 songs
  • His spiritual journey. Walking away. Turning around.
  • Learning. Going back to school.
  • Knowing your why
  • Do well what’s in front of you
  • Be Excellent. Understand Your Why. Pursue God Above All Else.

 

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