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Redefining Success: Looking Back at 2023 and Forward to 2024

Welcome to the Reflect & Renew 2023 Year End Review episode of Seek Go Create! Have you ever wondered what it truly means to redefine success? Join host Tim Winders as he reflects on the dynamic journeys of those who have challenged conventional definitions of success from some of our top episodes of the year. Hear captivating stories from successful individuals such as a trauma surgeon with dyslexia, a pressure washing pastor, and a real estate investor who redefined success after experiencing prison. Get ready for an invigorating discussion that will inspire you to reflect on your own path and create a vision for success that resonates with your true purpose.

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Reasons to Listen:

1. Gain insights from successful individuals who have redefined their own paths to success in business, ministry, and personal life.

2. Reflect on 2023 and find inspiration to shape your own definition of success in 2024.

3. Get a sneak peek into upcoming interviews with individuals who have made bold career shifts and redefined their measure of success.Takeaways]

Episode Resources:

Resources for Leaders from Tim Winders & SGC:

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  • 📝 Faith Driven Leader Quiz: Discover how well you're aligning faith and work with our quick quiz. Take the Quiz

Episode Highlights:

00:00 Wishing you a joyful and relaxed holiday.

04:51 Reflects on bittersweet moments and exciting experiences.

10:32 New Faith Driven Leader series on YouTube.

13:45 Connect with us on X Twitter for updates.

15:46 TikTok offers podcast episode clips, no app-switching.

18:01 Redefining success stories and new content highlights.

23:34 Episode featuring Mike Morawski's prison experience.

26:53 Book reviews, long videos, top podcast episodes.

28:22 Celebrating 200th episode milestone with top downloads.

31:47 Top podcast episode "Jesus Never Hustled" explained.

37:02 Heather Parody's January podcast features inspiring interviews.

39:08 Encouraging change, coaching, and offering support.

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Hello everyone.

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Tim Winders here.

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Welcome to this special edition of.

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Seek GoCreate.

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I called it when I was thinking about doing this between the holidays, depending

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on when you're listening to this, you may have just finished up Christmas.

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You might be preparing for the new year.

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You might be listening to it after the new year, but.

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I just called it between the holidays, we usually release episodes on Mondays.

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And this year 2023 Christmas fell on Monday.

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New year's day fell on Monday.

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And I just thought it might be best to do an episode.

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Right between the two and release it then, and look at this as a time to maybe.

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Reflect and renew look back on 2023 at some cool stuff that happened.

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Maybe some of our top episodes and some things we created and then Do a look

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ahead into 2024 and what we can look forward to and what we can prepare for is.

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Far as 2024 goes, but, man, I'm excited here.

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We're having a kind of a chill time of year just for us personally, just so

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you know, I'm recording this a few days before Christmas and Gloria and I are in

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Arizona and I'm sitting here in a t-shirt.

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I've got no shoes on.

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I've got a pair of shorts on.

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And it's going to be 70 something degrees outside today.

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And I love it.

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I love that kind of weather.

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I will tell you my wife kinda digs snow.

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If you're listening to this, when it releases between the holidays.

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We actually are going to be visiting our daughter and her

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family and our granddaughters.

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Up in Colorado and I'm thinking we're going to be having some snow then.

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So you might be listening to this.

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She might be getting her wish glory might be getting her.

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Gift, which is being around snow.

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And of course we'll both be enjoying cause we'll be hanging out.

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With our granddaughters, which is something that we love to do.

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But before I go any further, I just want to say this.

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It is my wish, my prayer, that you, your family, the people around you,

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that y'all have had a fantastic holiday.

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Holiday season, maybe it's continuing, maybe you're finished.

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Maybe you've already moved into the new year.

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But I just hope it's been a blessed time, a relaxed time, a peaceful time.

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A time that you've remembered the season and what all it stands for.

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And so I'm just hopeful.

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It's been a joy to, yeah.

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Wanted to put on a festive, maybe a red shirt to celebrate that.

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To celebrate.

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Christmas, but guess what?

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I don't own a red shirt.

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If you've listened in here, watch these, you know, that.

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Black is my primary or color.

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I really got for those that might be watching this video got

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pretty aggressive and put on.

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We got some new merchant.

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Seat GoCreate.

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This is actually a, a bright gold, which is one of our colors.

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That, says seek, go create.

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And I'm not in a festive color, I guess for me, it's festive.

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Maybe as I head into the new year, I'm getting pretty radical with, New wardrobe

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so I'm not festive thought about putting on a, Santa hat or something, but.

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Most of you probably would know that's not me.

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That would not be authentic.

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I would be faking and doing something different and we want to stay.

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Authentic here is seek co-create as we work on redefining what success is and not

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try to copy other people and not try to do what other people say we should do, but

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really adhere to what success means to us.

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Let's talk about 20, 23 and just some of the cool things.

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That occurred I guess maybe let me just do a few things, maybe

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personal, Gloria and I had.

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One of these years, I call it a Dickens' year tale of two cities.

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It was the best of times.

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And it was the worst of times.

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And I'm guessing that a lot of you may have been very similar.

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I mean, it was a real up and down year.

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I'll admit it really tested us in a lot of ways.

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But then we had so many cool things that happened.

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we stayed, we're in an RV, so we stayed in some really cool spots.

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We spent some time in the black Hills.

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We, we obviously went back and forth to Colorado a few times, which

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is where we get to visit with our granddaughters and our daughter's family.

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There.

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And, also spent some time in Southern Utah.

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And as I mentioned earlier now in, in Arizona, but in the midst of all that.

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We had to make a few trips back east and really spent almost a month there.

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at one time and then a few weeks, they're just taking care of some family things.

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Gloria's mother wasn't doing very well.

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And so we had to go tend to that.

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And then also, in may.

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We had to go back and, and take care of my father's Memorial service.

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We didn't show.

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He passed away just a little over a year ago in December of 2022.

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A little bit of a bittersweet, a little bit of a challenge with those.

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Those things, but, but had so many.

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Great things like the travels and the places that we went and the things

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we got to see, and the people that we interacted with and just so many things.

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And I know y'all are so used to me saying this, but.

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Being a grandfather being TDD, which is my name.

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To what is almost a four year old and approaching a two year old is

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one of the coolest things ever.

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And so about every six weeks or so, we were able to pop in and visit

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them, or they were able to visit us and we had a summer camp with them

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and that was just a load of fun.

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so again, some ups and downs, I'm sure.

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Just like you went through, but.

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That was part of what our year was.

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And we're excited about moving into the new year.

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Not sure what it's going to hold, but we're getting prepped for it

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and are excited about what 20, 24 might have in store for us.

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There are also a few cool things that I did just to mix it up a little bit.

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During the course of the year, I actually had my 60th.

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Birthday.

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I celebrated 60 years.

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In November.

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And in early October, I just decided I wanted to do some things

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a little bit different, and I may talk about this at the end.

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As I talk about some things we can do to prepare and get ready for a new year.

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But I actually made the decision to do two things in October.

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I gave up alcohol for the month of October and I was going to give up.

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News or media or the information I'm an information junkie.

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I love gathering information.

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I feel as if I need it.

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So it's okay for me to say, I probably have an addiction to information like many

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people do in our culture and world today.

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And I had four new sources that are read every morning and then I go out

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and I find other sources and have some emails that come in and I just.

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Wanted to stop doing all of that.

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And that's what I did in October.

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And what was interesting is I noticed just a few weeks in, I didn't really notice

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a lot of different things physically.

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With eliminating alcohol.

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However I noticed some incredible things.

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Mentally by eliminating all that stuff that came into my head.

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And so what I did was is I decided to continue having a

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sip of wine or a little whiskey.

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As I headed into November, but I decided that I would discontinue

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going to new sources and reading news.

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So I'm now in almost 90 days, plus without doing that.

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And I'll tell ya, I am noticing a significant difference.

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In my mindset.

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In my attitude in my outlook, I am, I think, more positive.

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I'm believe I'm less cynical.

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I think I'd look at opportunities and I can have a freshness and a lightness

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about being, there's a lot of heavy stuff.

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Going on in the world and it is so easy to get bogged down in it.

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And I am not making light.

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Of any of the things going on.

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there's always conflicts that are going on in parts of the world.

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There's always.

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Issues and shootings and political things and financial things and business.

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There's always things going on and I am in no way.

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Making light of those.

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I'm just coming to recognize.

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That many of those things, there is nothing.

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That I can do about them.

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I can lift them up in prayer.

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I'm may at times be able to do somethings about those.

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But in most situations that you're just clouding and confusing my mind.

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Probably causing me to think about things, dwell on things that

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I shouldn't be thinking about.

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Because as many of you have heard me say, I think we all have assignments.

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Here on earth.

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I think that those of us that are believers and followers of Christ, that

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we have an assignment in God's kingdom.

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And I just realized that all the news, all the media, all the

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stuff that was clouding my mind.

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Was in all likelihood preventing me from pursuing.

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That assignment that God has for me in his kingdom, because I

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kept thinking about all the junk.

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I just kept dwelling on it.

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Rolling it over.

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Rolling it over.

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Rolling it over.

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That's one thing I did.

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And we'll talk more about some things as we head into the next year, but those

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were a couple of cool things that I did.

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Again, I'm taking a little sip of wine here and there, and I'm

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actually probably drinking a little bit less than I was pre October 1st.

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But eliminating all the news and the sources of information was a big deal.

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Let's talk about some cool things that happen here at seek GoCreate.

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During the course of 20, 23, the year started off with a bang.

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We had a lot of good things going on, but over the course of 20, 23, we made.

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A number of shifts.

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Some might've been noticeable to you.

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The people that are watching our videos or listening to our audio.

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And some may not.

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One of the big things that I did was I decided to do.

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A series released in the month of may.

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It was called the faith driven leader.

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And it was five episodes of just me on my, there was some content that

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I wanted to put together and create.

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I put them in some compact episodes, right around 30 to 40 minutes each.

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We put a quiz with it, the faith driven leader quiz.

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That has some great information in for those that go through the quiz.

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There's also a 12 email step, training that you get over the

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course of about a month or month and a half after you take the quiz.

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And so I was very pleased with how that came out.

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So if you haven't checked that out, Make sure you go check out the faith.

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Driven leader series, either on YouTube, we've got the videos and things there

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or on the audio and just check it out.

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I think we grouped it together as a season.

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So you should be able to get that all together.

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And we'll also include links to get.

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Tied into the quiz and also some links so that you can check that out.

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Another thing that we did was we changed some of our processes.

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Behind the scenes.

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We, we were outsourcing our audio editing, our video editing and some video clips.

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and I'll tell you what we did with some tools that are now available with

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AI and just some of the technology.

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We were able to bring all of that in.

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And most of that I am now doing, I've got some help from my wife.

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He does a great job with.

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Some scheduling and just putting together some of the structure and systems.

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And she also helps with the graphic.

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She's the one that does this.

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For those that are looking at these cool graphics on this t-shirt that

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I've got and got a mug here with seat GoCreate and some other things.

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This is our merge.

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That before you ask it is not available for sale, yet it might

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be in the not too distant future, but right now this is just.

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Especially for the host.

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So it's my it's stuff that I have that is seek GoCreate.

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We're checking some things out.

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We'll see if we want to make that available, but we, we brought all of that

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in house and started doing some things.

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That allowed us to create some more content.

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And I'll tell you, I want to go ahead and admit this.

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That AI chat GPT, and a lot of other tools.

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Allowed us to do this.

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We are using a lot of tools behind the scenes so that we can create some

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of the things that we're creating.

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With our content, our audio, our video here at seat GoCreate

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and just a few examples.

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One of the things that we're doing with each episode, we are.

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creating three short 62nd ish.

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Clips that are not really to promote the episode.

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They are content rich.

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They are short.

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Content driven clips.

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That we're putting on all of our social platforms.

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We're putting those on YouTube and other places.

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So that you can get short bursts of information.

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And, another thing that we're doing with that is we're creating content.

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That is articles.

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In other words, we started.

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putting articles on LinkedIn.

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That are summaries of the episodes that are really good.

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Three to five.

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Highlights or key lessons that you can get from each episode.

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And then, also just recently started putting articles on medium.

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So if you're plugged into any of those and want to check out

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our things there, go do that.

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And we just started trying to put more.

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Valuable content on all the social platforms that we are on.

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And just as a reminder, we are definitely on all the podcast platforms.

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And we're also on YouTube and we're putting information,

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obviously on both of those.

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But we are also on Facebook.

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Seat go create.

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We're also on LinkedIn seek co-create.

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We're also on Tik TOK seat.

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Go create Instagram.

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And I believe that might be an O X, Twitter, whatever we're calling it now,

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ex Twitter and threads the new threads.

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So we've got information on all of those.

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So if any of those are your.

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Favorite or your social media platform of choice.

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I definitely follow us and connect with us there and add comments and things

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because we're putting short videos up there, short bursts of content so

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that you can stay plugged into what we're doing here at seek co-create.

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And one other thing that we're able to do because of the AI tools is we

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are able to update some of our notes.

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We're constantly adjusting and tweaking.

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But one of the things that I really want to do is I want someone who goes

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to our notes either on one of the platforms, some of the platforms we

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can't put this much content there.

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But if you go to seek, go create, not come to any episode.

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We typically put some short descriptions.

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A quote.

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some information on the guest.

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If we have a guest.

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And we also have resources.

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We like to put links to all the resources that are mentioned.

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In other words, if I'm mentioning some of our episodes and all here on this.

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Special episode there should be links that are there.

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But another thing we like to do is to put key learning points, action items.

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And then also some summaries so that if you happen to not be able to listen

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to an episode, or if you listen in your car while you're out and about,

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and just want to go back and do re.

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A review of a few points.

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You can go to the website and you can get that pretty darn easily

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because we're able to include a good bit of information there.

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We also have transcripts and all too, but you can actually go check out

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and get a lot of information on our website, on our notes, our new notes

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that we're developing at CECO create.

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And there's one other, thing's interesting.

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I know that not everyone is a fan of Tik TOK.

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And a lot of people say, don't go to tick tock, they're collecting

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and gathering information.

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I just have a clue for you.

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All these social media platforms are gathering your information yet.

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Take talk might have a connection to a foreign government, but.

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Just between you and me.

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I'm not sure that I trust many of the governments.

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But take talk is one.

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I actually enjoy going and just looking at short videos and short clips of things,

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but we do put our short video clips there.

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And something that's really cool that they added.

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They really do add a lot of features over there is that you can go look

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at a clip from any of our episodes over the last, I think six months

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we've been able to put clips up there.

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And if you like that clip or want to listen to the full episode, there's a

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place that you could click right on that clip and just write in the tick tock.

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in the Tik TOK application there, the app, you can listen to the full podcast

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interview or the full podcast episode.

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Now.

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To me.

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I think that's pretty cool because most other places you would listen.

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To a clip or a short or short burst of information.

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And then you would have to leave that app and go somewhere else, go to your

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podcast app or go over to YouTube.

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To watch or listen to the full thing.

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take talk allows you to do it.

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So at some point, if you're a Tik TOK fan, if you're not that's okay, cool.

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Don't throw stuff at me or anything like that.

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But if you're a Tik TOK fan or go to Tik TOK from time to time,

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Visit tick tock, go to seek.

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Go create.

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Look at some of our clips and Jumped down and.

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And then go listen to the full episode.

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And we just added this towards the beginning of December.

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But we now have a place where If you dig this content and really love what we're

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doing here at seat, go create you can.

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By the host, me, Tim.

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A cup of coffee or.

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A simple whiskey or whatever you would like to buy, supporting us financially.

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All you have to do is go to seek, go create.com forward slash support.

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And you can leave a tip.

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We, I think we've got $1, $5, $10 or put in your own amount.

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I will tell you any amount you put in would be welcome.

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There's a place you can add some comments.

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I'll tell you, if you put a comment there, there's a good

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chance that you will be featured.

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On an episode, I'll give you a shout out and I would appreciate it greatly.

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any support is welcome.

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We are attempting to redefine success and.

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really put some stories out there so people can hear the journeys

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that people have gone on to define what success means for them.

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Either they've been forced to redefine it, or they have forced

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themselves to redefine it.

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And they're redefining success, really trying to find out

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what success means to them.

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And I believe that message is important.

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So if you want to support that, You now can do that at CECO,

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create.com forward slash support.

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Go check it out and give us a tip.

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Or buy me a cup of coffee or support us, whatever you would like to do,

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that would be greatly appreciated.

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One of the things that's always cool to do is to look back.

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And see.

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Which episodes or short video clips were the most popular.

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And now we've got multiple places that we can look back and see which content

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is just resonating or getting out there.

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And people are responding to it.

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positive, negative, either.

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One of those is fine.

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and so what I want to do now is I want to do a recap of some of the top clips.

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And episodes from 2023.

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The first thing that I want to do here, and I'm going to

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actually bring these clips in.

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Is, I want to share with you the short clips.

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The short highlights that got the most views over on YouTube.

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I really love that.

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We're able to put this short form content up.

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Because it really is a way to find out what really resonates with

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people and things that people want to hear and want to listen to.

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And I'm going to, I'm going to actually go through the top three.

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The top three short video clips that we put up and we

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only started putting up clips.

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Around may of 2023.

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And so let me go 3, 2, 1, here.

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And I'm actually going to show you these clips.

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If you're, you'll be able to listen to them, if you're listening in,

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on your podcast player, but if you're on YouTube watching this.

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I'm going to pull these clips.

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The third, most.

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Viewed clip that we had was from, Craig Fayer.

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And let me set this up.

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Craig Fayer was a trauma surgeon.

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And, he actually had dyslexia and he is all about.

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Redefining success.

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And, this is a clip where I asked him about his dyslexia because

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he was able to become a surgeon.

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with having the issue of dyslexia.

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And so this was a pretty powerful clip.

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Listen, in on this clip from Craig.

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Fair.

Craig Thayer:

I just grew up first, second grade teachers, he is a slow reader.

Craig Thayer:

He needs to read more.

Craig Thayer:

And third grade, they actually tested your words per minute.

Craig Thayer:

And, I skipped around, I jumped front lines.

Craig Thayer:

I sweat when Star Wars comes on and there's that hole.

Craig Thayer:

And I land far away.

Craig Thayer:

Long time ago, I'm like, oh, I can't keep up, or I can't stand

Craig Thayer:

watching titled, subtitled movies.

Craig Thayer:

I miss 'em or I gotta pom and read it.

Craig Thayer:

And then, so I just knew that, but I never really thought that

Craig Thayer:

it was a disability or a problem.

Craig Thayer:

and I've taken a million tests.

Craig Thayer:

MCATs are eight hours long.

Craig Thayer:

Your boards are eight hours long.

Craig Thayer:

You're, I just, I have angst about those exams because I look at the

Craig Thayer:

time and the number of questions and make sure I stay on pace.

Craig Thayer:

And then I worry more about staying up, which is completely distracting.

Craig Thayer:

But I do okay.

Craig Thayer:

and then the dyslexia for processing speed.

Craig Thayer:

Cuz when you read, you use your cortex normally, but

Craig Thayer:

dyslexic use deeper gray matter.

Craig Thayer:

So we have a higher speed to do that.

Craig Thayer:

It's just not as organized.

Craig Thayer:

So reading's hard.

Craig Thayer:

All right.

Craig Thayer:

This next clip is our second most watched clip over on YouTube.

Craig Thayer:

And man, I loved this conversation I had with Joshua Brown and.

Craig Thayer:

And he is the pressure washing pastor.

Craig Thayer:

At a background in ministry and has started a Pressure washing

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business in the Nashville area now is actually allowing other people

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to participate in that business.

Craig Thayer:

and we had a great conversation because I love talking ministry.

Craig Thayer:

I love talking business.

Craig Thayer:

We're able to mash those all together.

Craig Thayer:

But what I really loved was him telling his story.

Craig Thayer:

So in this clip that you're going to listen to here.

Craig Thayer:

He's giving some of the background.

Craig Thayer:

Of his story.

Craig Thayer:

And let me just tell you it's powerful.

Craig Thayer:

So listen to this clip from the pressure washing pastor.

Craig Thayer:

Joshua Brown.

Joshua Brown:

Frankie said to my mom, I'll pay for his abortion,

Joshua Brown:

but I won't be in his life.

Joshua Brown:

My mom at 15 with nothing, no support, no money broke.

Joshua Brown:

Look at her.

Joshua Brown:

So like nothing, she's got nothing.

Joshua Brown:

She ended up saying, I can't kill him.

Joshua Brown:

And so the reason I like to talk about it is cuz I'm like, it's everything.

Joshua Brown:

And

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True to Frankie's words.

Joshua Brown:

He chose to not be in our lives when we grew up homeless and

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with different boyfriends.

Joshua Brown:

And my mom had married two or three different times.

Joshua Brown:

We lived in the back of soup kitchens church fellowship halls, cars, and

Joshua Brown:

different cities, different projects, and moved from place to place.

Joshua Brown:

By the time I'm 17, I'm in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Joshua Brown:

I'm a drug dealer, pothead high school dropout, which makes sense.

Joshua Brown:

It looks like that was my pathway for where we were at.

Joshua Brown:

I had no dad figure except for Tupac, nwa Snoop Dogg.

Joshua Brown:

Those were the guys that I looked up to

Joshua Brown:

That was quite an episode.

Joshua Brown:

And let me tell you, if you haven't listened to it, maybe jump.

Joshua Brown:

Listen to all these, And then the number one, I interviewed Mike Moraski.

Joshua Brown:

And Mike's got a great story.

Joshua Brown:

He's in commercial real estate.

Joshua Brown:

But some years back, he actually spent some time in prison.

Joshua Brown:

And we go through the full story and everything here, but this clip.

Joshua Brown:

Is just a brief snippet.

Joshua Brown:

Of the conversation we had about time he spent in prison and the impact that had

Joshua Brown:

on him and how he had to redefine success.

Joshua Brown:

And let me tell you, it was quite a story of resilience.

Joshua Brown:

So listen to this clip.

Joshua Brown:

This was our most listened to short clip.

Joshua Brown:

Of seat go create in 2023 from Mike Moraski.

Mike Morawski:

I went to prison and, I thought my life was over and I always

Mike Morawski:

tell people, I say, I never flew private.

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I didn't have a big house.

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I didn't have a boat.

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We didn't have a fancy car.

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I was the neighborhood baseball coach.

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I was home every night for dinner.

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And I got ripped from that to live in a 12 by 12 room with three men.

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I didn't know, nor did I like wondering what the hell happened in my life.

Tim Winders:

at what age and when you were 50, mid fifties.

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53.

Mike Morawski:

And I, I'm in prison about three weeks and my wife divorces me and it

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wrecked me and now I'm like, okay, now what, how do I get through this?

Mike Morawski:

and I'm mad at God, by the way, at this point now I'm pissed.

Mike Morawski:

PhenoMEnal episode there.

Mike Morawski:

That was excellent.

Mike Morawski:

It's one of the things I want to mention here.

Mike Morawski:

That's just odd to me a few years back.

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So it wasn't released.

Mike Morawski:

In 2023, it might've been 22 or 21.

Mike Morawski:

I was doing some book reviews, just me looking in the camera and in 60 seconds

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or less, I would talk about a book.

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And some of them did pretty well, but one of them.

Mike Morawski:

I don't really know how to define viral, truthfully.

Mike Morawski:

I don't, but there is a video that I did where I reviewed the book, the Alchemist.

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Put it up on our YouTube channel.

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And to this day.

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It is.

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Continually our most watched video clip, our most watched of anything we've done.

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And truthfully the quality.

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I was in an Airbnb in Colorado Springs when I did it, I just flipped on the

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camera, held the book up and said, I just finished reading the Alchemist.

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And I said a few things about it.

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I would not have considered it to be my best work.

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However.

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It is had massive amounts of views.

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And continues to every single day.

Mike Morawski:

So if you're over on our YouTube channel and you want to just look

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at our most viewed, it would be the short book review of the alchemists.

Mike Morawski:

Now that does bring up in history in question, maybe a little bit

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of audience participation here.

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Because if you think that is something that I should do more of,

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if you're listening in via podcast on audio, or if you're watching

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this on YouTube, I'd love to you.

Mike Morawski:

If you're on YouTube, watching this jump down in the comments and let me know.

Mike Morawski:

Yeah, Tim, give us some more of those short book reviews

Mike Morawski:

or Nan not for me or whatever.

Mike Morawski:

I'd love to hear it because I can do more of those.

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But.

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It's just something that I did for a while and stopped doing.

Mike Morawski:

I do go through a lot of books, read a lot of books and I could

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definitely do some book reviews like we did what the outcome is.

Mike Morawski:

We also do.

Mike Morawski:

our entire 60 minute videos.

Mike Morawski:

And now our 60 minute audios.

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Are now going up to our YouTube channel so you could listen to audio.

Mike Morawski:

Just on YouTube or you could watch the interview and there's some back and forth.

Mike Morawski:

That you can actually see of the guest.

Mike Morawski:

During the interview process over on YouTube.

Mike Morawski:

Do you want to go ahead and tell you that our number one watched long form.

Mike Morawski:

Video over on YouTube is, is one of my gosh, I've got

Mike Morawski:

so many favorite interviews.

Mike Morawski:

I love what I get to do here and talking to people, but it's called living out

Mike Morawski:

your faith redefining church and embracing everyday discipleship with Caesar And

Mike Morawski:

that was such a phenomenal interview.

Mike Morawski:

So if you want to check out our number one video of our long interviews, then

Mike Morawski:

go check that one out with Caesar Calla.

Mike Morawski:

Now, ski.

Mike Morawski:

Or go listen to it.

Mike Morawski:

It's a great interview.

Mike Morawski:

Now another thing that we can track and measure is that we can go to

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our host for our audio podcast.

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And we can see which episodes over the course of the year or a period of time.

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Has been downloaded the most.

Mike Morawski:

The number one episode that was downloaded.

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It released back in March.

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And it was when we celebrated our 200th episode.

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And it was a little bit of a different episode because my wife and I sat

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down at the camera and I think we did it for those of you that are

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watching this just to my right.

Mike Morawski:

In the RV here.

Mike Morawski:

And we just sat down and we flipped the table a little bit.

Mike Morawski:

And she interviewed me and just ask some questions about the podcast

Mike Morawski:

and that milestone that we reached that 200th episode and some things

Mike Morawski:

that I thought about it, and some other things that she asked.

Mike Morawski:

And so that episode was our most downloaded and it was.

Mike Morawski:

Our most downloaded by a good margin.

Mike Morawski:

Over our next, most downloaded, but let me just give you a few.

Mike Morawski:

That are top ones.

Mike Morawski:

And then I'm going to say something about our number one downloaded

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episode, regular episode.

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we had three of our episodes.

Mike Morawski:

That, that I'll mention here.

Mike Morawski:

The, the third place that I'll say is the interview we did with Mary Schneider.

Mike Morawski:

great interview.

Mike Morawski:

Take the stage, the power of your voice with Mary Snyder that released

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towards the tail end of January in 2023.

Mike Morawski:

And so that was a great one.

Mike Morawski:

We'll include links.

Mike Morawski:

If you want to go check that out.

Mike Morawski:

The next episode, that was one of our most downloaded, I guess

Mike Morawski:

the second most downloaded.

Mike Morawski:

Was, it was a solo episode.

Mike Morawski:

It was interesting.

Mike Morawski:

it was one that I put together fairly quickly, but it was a

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topic that, that I was noticing in some of the coaching I was doing.

Mike Morawski:

And some of the teams and organizations I was working with.

Mike Morawski:

And I just put something together called the power of

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being emotionally intelligent.

Mike Morawski:

And I just put a, it was a teaching that I did and it really

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turned out well, I enjoyed it.

Mike Morawski:

We'll put, we'll include a link down below.

Mike Morawski:

But, that episode was our second.

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Most downloaded.

Mike Morawski:

And drum roll, please.

Mike Morawski:

The number one downloaded episode of 2023 podcast episode for seek.

Mike Morawski:

Go create.

Mike Morawski:

Was an episode that released right at a year ago, it was

Mike Morawski:

the first episode of 2023.

Mike Morawski:

From January 2nd.

Mike Morawski:

And it was something it's really resonated on some of our social medias.

Mike Morawski:

And every time I mentioned this to people.

Mike Morawski:

They either scratch their head or they go, that's awesome.

Mike Morawski:

Or I want to get more information and the title was.

Mike Morawski:

Jesus never hustled.

Mike Morawski:

Why should you, and I'll tell you that it was my.

Mike Morawski:

Response to the hustle culture.

Mike Morawski:

And it was my response to something that I keep seeing.

Mike Morawski:

That's bothering me and that is this hustle culture mindset

Mike Morawski:

that a lot of people have.

Mike Morawski:

Now, the reason I can speak to that is because.

Mike Morawski:

I am one that has attempted to overcome.

Mike Morawski:

That hustle mindset myself.

Mike Morawski:

And there's nothing wrong with working hard.

Mike Morawski:

There's nothing wrong with hustling.

Mike Morawski:

I'm not saying that.

Mike Morawski:

But when you become addicted to it, And you believe that it is the

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way, the only way to be successful.

Mike Morawski:

Then I believe it's something that you need to really make

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sure you're defining it properly.

Mike Morawski:

And it's why it fits into the redefining success.

Mike Morawski:

That we do here.

Mike Morawski:

So the number one podcast episode from 2023 was Jesus.

Mike Morawski:

Never hustled.

Mike Morawski:

Why should you, if you have not heard that one.

Mike Morawski:

Go down and click on the link and go listen to that.

Mike Morawski:

And I do want to give you a glimpse of something that might.

Mike Morawski:

Be a clue as to something you'll see, as we head into the next year.

Mike Morawski:

This is a topic that's been more and more.

Mike Morawski:

Something that I've been thinking about it.

Mike Morawski:

And seeing, and I see a real contrast between many of the

Mike Morawski:

people we talked to on CECO create.

Mike Morawski:

And some things I see out in the culture now, out in the world.

Mike Morawski:

and again, I am not anti working hard.

Mike Morawski:

I'm not, All for being lazy.

Mike Morawski:

I just know that there are certain people.

Mike Morawski:

That, when they hear things like if it is to be it's up to me or

Mike Morawski:

hustle, hustle, hustle, hustle, and grind, things like that.

Mike Morawski:

That they start going down that path.

Mike Morawski:

And it becomes an addiction to them that if they believe they can get

Mike Morawski:

certain things done in eight hours a day, Then they can push it and

Mike Morawski:

do nine hours, 10 hours, 11 hours.

Mike Morawski:

And I want to confess.

Mike Morawski:

That was me.

Mike Morawski:

I was that guy all during the late eighties and the nineties

Mike Morawski:

into the two thousands.

Mike Morawski:

Until I came against a brick wall, which was the financial downturn of 2008.

Mike Morawski:

And let me tell you what, if that didn't get my attention.

Mike Morawski:

God got my attention.

Mike Morawski:

And I realized, what?

Mike Morawski:

I cannot continue at that pace.

Mike Morawski:

It is not working.

Mike Morawski:

I've got to do things differently.

Mike Morawski:

And so that's what this topic is all about.

Mike Morawski:

And I am strongly considering.

Mike Morawski:

Another podcast.

Mike Morawski:

That is entirely focused on people.

Mike Morawski:

That have had that Addiction to hustle and grind.

Mike Morawski:

And, you need to overcome it because it's not sustainable.

Mike Morawski:

It's bad for your health.

Mike Morawski:

It's bad for your relationships.

Mike Morawski:

It's not working.

Mike Morawski:

You might be.

Mike Morawski:

Thinking that you're achieving and accomplishing some things.

Mike Morawski:

But you look in your bank account and you look at how much time it's taking

Mike Morawski:

and you realize, That's not working.

Mike Morawski:

And so keep your eyes out.

Mike Morawski:

Right here.

Mike Morawski:

We'll announce it here first.

Mike Morawski:

For a possible new podcast, that'll have a community and some

Mike Morawski:

other things wrapped around it.

Mike Morawski:

That might be related to people that are addicted to that hustle.

Mike Morawski:

Okay.

Mike Morawski:

So that's our recap.

Mike Morawski:

Our look back.

Mike Morawski:

At 2023 and what a great year it was.

Mike Morawski:

I'll tell you what, I'm super excited, but I tell you what's even more interesting.

Mike Morawski:

And that is the people that we have been connected with.

Mike Morawski:

That we're able to interview and then share with you.

Mike Morawski:

As we head into 2024, we have recorded.

Mike Morawski:

Almost all the episodes that are going to be released in January.

Mike Morawski:

Let me just tell you what they are off.

Mike Morawski:

The charts phenomenal.

Mike Morawski:

And so let me just give you a brief glimpse.

Mike Morawski:

We've got Jean TN.

Mike Morawski:

It's going to be coming up and let me just tell you what she had Ivy league degrees.

Mike Morawski:

Working in the financial world, everything that anybody would say is successful.

Mike Morawski:

But yet in her mind and early on, she realized this was not the success.

Mike Morawski:

That she wanted and she helps people.

Mike Morawski:

That realize that overcome or redirect or shift.

Mike Morawski:

And so it was like the perfect definition of redefining success.

Mike Morawski:

And so gene TN is coming up.

Mike Morawski:

I think that'll be in early January or one of the first episodes.

Mike Morawski:

And then we've got Mike Barczyk and Mike has a great story.

Mike Morawski:

He had a large company.

Mike Morawski:

That company had done well.

Mike Morawski:

he basically ran mountain bike adventures.

Mike Morawski:

All over the world trips.

Mike Morawski:

Where you take a trip and go mountain biking to remote exotic places.

Mike Morawski:

It was the largest company in the world.

Mike Morawski:

As I understand it, that did that.

Mike Morawski:

And he sold that company a few years ago.

Mike Morawski:

And now.

Mike Morawski:

Hey get this.

Mike Morawski:

A few times a year, he takes a group of entrepreneurs.

Mike Morawski:

To some of the most remote and unique places in the world.

Mike Morawski:

I think he just came back from Mongolia with a group.

Mike Morawski:

He's been to Morocco, to the desert.

Mike Morawski:

And we just have a conversation about how.

Mike Morawski:

Those type people that he interacts with, how they redefined success.

Mike Morawski:

And let me just tell you what, there's so many incredible lessons.

Mike Morawski:

That you can get from that conversation from that interview.

Mike Morawski:

And then there's a conversation that I had with Heather parody.

Mike Morawski:

And Heather's one that I've been connected with on social media for some time.

Mike Morawski:

And she runs a, a group and a podcast called unconventional leaders.

Mike Morawski:

That's how I first connected with her.

Mike Morawski:

and I just have always loved what she does there.

Mike Morawski:

I noticed that She had made some shifts.

Mike Morawski:

In what she was doing and what she was creating.

Mike Morawski:

And I recognize that she was going through quite.

Mike Morawski:

The redefining of success in her life and all that she was doing.

Mike Morawski:

So we had a really cool conversation and she comes from the deep

Mike Morawski:

south to spiritual background.

Mike Morawski:

She's gone through a lot of changes and all in the way she looks at her

Mike Morawski:

fate and we had a great conversation about that and just success.

Mike Morawski:

In general.

Mike Morawski:

And so make sure you listen to Heather parody when she comes up in January.

Mike Morawski:

And then many others that we have on the books.

Mike Morawski:

I've got a scheduled to interview people that have exited companies

Mike Morawski:

and made eight and nine figures.

Mike Morawski:

That realize that all that they did, all that they went through

Mike Morawski:

was not really successful to them.

Mike Morawski:

When they look back on it now yet it was about the money.

Mike Morawski:

But that they would do things different now.

Mike Morawski:

And we can learn so much from those people.

Mike Morawski:

They're just so many cool.

Mike Morawski:

Interviews, a lot of people in ministry, a lot of people in business.

Mike Morawski:

So make sure you stay plugged in.

Mike Morawski:

If you're watching this, you're still with us here again, make sure you're

Mike Morawski:

subscribed and following because there's so many good things that are coming up.

Mike Morawski:

I don't know when you're listening to this.

Mike Morawski:

As I said, when we began, you could be listened to this between

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the holidays, which is when it was released or as you've.

Mike Morawski:

Moved into the new year, but I really do want.

Mike Morawski:

This what we're doing here to support.

Mike Morawski:

The cool and great things that you have in store in your near future.

Mike Morawski:

It is my desire.

Mike Morawski:

That whatever success means to you, that you are in the process of defining it.

Mike Morawski:

And getting as clear about what that means for you.

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And your organization, your business, your ministry, your

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family, as clear as it can possibly.

Mike Morawski:

B.

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And that, and again, I'm just hopeful that these conversations that we have here.

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Are helpful.

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I do encourage you to shake some things up this year.

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I don't know if it'll be an awesome year.

Mike Morawski:

I don't know if it'd be a challenging Lear year.

Mike Morawski:

Like I talked about our 20, 23 was in many ways, but I think that if

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we're living life, we're going to have some things that are really cool.

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And some things that are challenging.

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That's part of life.

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That's part of living it.

Mike Morawski:

And so those ups and downs are the things we just have to deal

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with, but just get prepared.

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For a phenomenal year.

Mike Morawski:

Maybe you need to do something like I did where you remove some of the.

Mike Morawski:

Information that comes into your head.

Mike Morawski:

So that you can just be clearer in your thinking.

Mike Morawski:

And if that's the case, I just am hopeful that you're able to identify those

Mike Morawski:

things that need to change as a coach, as someone who works with individuals.

Mike Morawski:

I'm always looking to adjust and tweak things and I encourage people.

Mike Morawski:

To do the same.

Mike Morawski:

If there is anything that we can do for you here at CECO create

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don't hesitate to reach out.

Mike Morawski:

If you need a coach or want to book a discovery call with me,

Mike Morawski:

there's links typically down below that you can go do that.

Mike Morawski:

I will get on the phone with just about anyone for a 30 minute call.

Mike Morawski:

Just to chit chat and discuss what I might can help you with or what you might

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need a coach for, or maybe you used to help you get unstuck or move forward.

Mike Morawski:

So be more than happy to do that.

Mike Morawski:

I appreciate you listening in here.

Mike Morawski:

I'm so thankful for you.

Mike Morawski:

We should be back on our Monday release schedules.

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In January, not January 1st, but January 8th is when we released an episode.

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So this was about a much different episode here between the holidays.

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I've enjoyed it.

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I enjoy just flipping it on the mic and talking and sharing some things.

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Hope has been a great season for you until next time.

Mike Morawski:

Continue being all that you were created to be.

About the Podcast

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Redefining Success in Leadership, Business & Ministry

About your host

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Tim Winders

Tim Winders is a faith driven executive coach and author with over 40 years of experience in leadership, business, and ministry. Through his personal journey of redefining success, he has gained valuable insights on how to align beliefs with work and lead with purpose. He is committed to helping others do the same, running a coaching business that helps leaders, leadership teams, business owners, and entrepreneurs to align their beliefs with their work and redefine success.

In addition to his coaching business, Tim is also the host of the SeekGoCreate podcast and author of the book Coach: A Story of Success Redefined, which provides guidance for those looking to redefine success and align their beliefs with their work. With his extensive background, unique perspective and strengths in strategic thinking, relationship building, and problem-solving, Tim is well-suited to help clients navigate through difficult times and achieve their goals.