Jeff Goins, Author of The Art of Work [YST Podcast, Episode 045]

Jeff Goins, author of The Art of Work: A writer who can help you find your calling.


Jeff Goins is a writer. That’s a simple thing to say, but it took him a while in his life to figure it out, to learn that his calling was to write. His blog,, has over 100,000 readers, and his books, courses and his podcast have helped people all over the world learn how to find their voice, their calling, and to have the courage to live it.

Jeff is on the show today to talk about his new book, The Art of Work.

Violence of Action: Untold Stories of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the War on Terror (Colorado Springs, CO: Blackside Concepts, 2014)

Marty Skovlund has given us the definitive history of the U.S. Army Rangers’ work in the War on Terror. 

I give this book my highest recommendation. Our son-in-law, Bryce Dryden, is a medic in the Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia. He’s been to Afghanistan twice, and he shared this book with me. After reading it, I’m even more glad that our daughter Kimber married Bryce, because now I understand even more fully the type of man he is. 

Marty Skovlund’s book is inspiring, heartbreaking and powerful. It’s an account of the Ranger’s work in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2001-2011. Chapter 16 is my favorite, and contains some of the best theology I’ve read (surprising in a ‘war’ book).

Marty will be a guest on the YST Podcast on Memorial Day, along with Bryce, former Ranger Jeff Struecker, executive director of Infinite Hero Laurie Baker, and Colin Baden, CEO of Oakley Corporation.

NYT Bestselling Author Chris Brogan [YST Podcast Episode 044]

Chris Brogan is a New York Times bestselling author and a leader in the world of online entrepreneurship.

NYT Bestselling Author Chris Brogan

He’s also my friend, business coach, and a brilliant tactical thinker.

You’re going to love Chris Brogan. His story is inspiring, and his business is equipping people to own their lives, to be the CEO of their own space. Chris has made a huge difference in my life, in Lisa’s life, and he can help you too.

Chris Brogan is a man on a mission to help other people succeed. He’s done it in many ways, and he’s constantly reinventing himself and his businesses to accomplish that mission. From being one of the early proponents of podcasting and blogging, to fame and success as a speaker and writer, to now running a huge online empire of businesses with over half a million followers, Chris Brogan walks the walk.

In this episode, he shares his story of how he gets back up again when he falls, and how leaders find a way even when it looks like they’re lost.

Rob Hatch of Owner Media Group [YST Podcast Episode 043]

Rob Hatch is an entrepreneur, triathlete, husband and father of four. His story is a great lesson about following your heart and looking for the threads that lead you to your destiny.

I can’t wait for you to meet my friend and my coach, the inspiring and impressive Rob Hatch.

NYT #1 Bestselling Author Dr. Bernie Siegel [YST Podcast Episode 042]

“Love and peace of mind do protect us,” Siegel writes. “They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive…to live now…to have the courage to confront each day.”


— Dr. Bernie Siegel, Peace, Love and Healing

NYT Bestselling Author Philip Yancey [YST Podcast Episode 041]

When I was thirty years old, I hit a real wall in my faith. I believed in God, but life was hard. I knew I wasn’t good enough to please God, that I’d made a lot of mistakes, and that I saw all kinds of bad things in the world.

09 Yancey

Then a friend told me about Philip Yancey. I read his book, The Jesus I Never Knew and it literally changed my entire life. In Philip, I found a fellow questioner. A writer who didn’t pretend to know the answers, but wasn’t afraid to ask the hard questions.

I’m so excited to introduce you to my spiritual mentor, friend, and fellow pilgrim, Philip Yancey.

Dr. Gordon Livingston [YST Podcast Episode 040]

Dr. Gordon Livingston has helped millions of people around the world deal with loss and other difficult issues in their lives.


His take on how to live a fulfilled and happy life despite our circumstances is inspiring and challenging. Gordon lost two sons in one year, and had to learn how to live, and laugh again.

Gordon turned his pain into something that has helped countless other people survive theirs. I can’t wait for you to meet the world-renowned writer and psychiatrist, my new friend Dr. Gordon Livingston.

Good Grief with Claire McCarthy [YST Podcast Episode 039]

Grief isn’t a good thing, but there’s a good path through it if you have the right guide. Claire McCarthy is one of those people.


I’m super-excited about this episode, because I’ve got a great interview to share with you today. I’m even more excited because my absolute better half, the extraordinary Lisa Warren, is co-hosting this episode!

I can’t wait for you to meet Claire McCarthy. Her story is inspiring, and she’s someone you should know if you want to learn how to be a stronger person. She’s passionate, fiery, and she knows how to help you get through the hard parts of life.