I want to enjoy my life now, I want to make the best decisions I can make so I wind up where God intends me to be, and I don’t want to make all kinds of detours and missteps along the way.
I’m betting you want those things too.
Hang out with me for a few minutes, because this episode could save your life.
The Bible is the bestselling book, by far, in the history of publishing.
In fact, since the first printing press, no book has outsold the Bible in a year except one. In 2007, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows outsold the Bible, but the Good Book regained its number one slot the next year.
In this conversation, Dr. John Dickson and I discuss the remarkable story of the Bible, its success as a publication and the reasons why everyone- regardless of your beliefs- should read the Bible at least once.
You have one life to live, one pass through this planet and one chance to live out the best version of everything God made you to be. And I’m here today to tell you that it’s time to get serious about trying to make the most of it.
Life’s hard; it’s harder than brain surgery, trust me. But you can learn to not just survive but thrive in life if you can only embrace one simple fact: you have one job.
That’s it. There’s only one thing you have to do in order to become healthier, feel better, and be happier in your life, your relationships, your business, everything.
You have one job.
And today I’m going to help you learn to get serious about it.
This Memorial Day, we honor the U.S. Army Rangers.
Since 9/11, The 75th Ranger Regiment has lost at least sixty-four Rangers in combat, and at least 672 have been wounded. The Rangers have been awarded one Medal of Honor, one Distinguished Service Cross, forty-nine Silver Stars, over three hundred Bronze Start Medals for Valor, and over six hundred Purple Hearts (source: Violence of Action, by Marty Skovlund, Jr.).
It’s easy to be so overwhelmed with those numbers that you lose the impact of each of them individually. And so this year, I want to make Memorial Day more personal by asking you to remember one specific young man who died in Afghanistan on October 6, 2013, when his unit was led into an ambush.
On a field in Belgium in 1915, over the course of multiple engagements, more than 100,000 soldiers from at least six countries fell.
One of those men was Alexis Helmer, and his friend was LtCol John McRae of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. McRae buried his friend, and noted the quick growth of red poppies around the fresh graves of his brothers-in-arms.
This experience inspired McRae’s poem, In Flanders Fields. And since then, the red poppy has come to symbolize the fallen in war. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States uses the red poppy as its symbol, a reminder for us all to never forget the blood that has been shed on our behalf to protect our freedom.
In all of human history, only one story ranks as the greatest news ever.
I had a chance to talk with NYT bestselling author Max Lucado the other day. I invited Max onto the YST podcast because I wanted to hear his answer to a question my friend asked me: “Why do you believe that the only way to heaven is through Jesus?”
I’ve known Max for over ten years. He was my pastor in San Antonio, and has been friends with my wife and her family for many years. I knew Max would have a solid answer to my friend’s question, but I have to admit that he surprised me in this interview.
I expected to talk with Max about his writing career, hear about his most recent book, and then get into my question. But he just can’t help himself from talking about the thing that excites him the most.
If you want to make a difference in the world, you must find your own voice.
My friend Chris Brogan wrote a great post last year, in which he posits that Seth Godin has already said or written everything Chris ever will.
It made me smile, and think of how I recently wrote that all of my brain-surgerization advice could basically be found in the Bible.
But I didn’t mean to say that I have nothing new to offer the world, and neither did Chris.
Here’s the thing: there’s nothing new under the sun. It was true back when King Solomon said it, and it’s still true today.
Over the past year, Lisa and I have learned a lot about marketing and online businesses, since my book release and all that has gone into promoting it. Something we’ve noticed: all the gurus are saying the same things, over and over.
Tom Morkes is shaking things up, turning the publishing world and the online marketing world inside out and starting a revolution in entrepreneurship.
On this episode of YST, Tom shares with us the uphill climb of entrepreneurship.
Tom’s story is inspiring, and he will motivate you to join the insurgency, the people who aren’t willing to follow the status quo and accept the way things have always been. Tom will help you decide to start today.