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189: On Sabbatical
April 7, 2021
In this episode, Thane Marcus Ringler gives three reasons why he’s going on a sabbatical. These three reasons include time, money, and focus. If you found value in the......
188: Fellowship Ft. Sean Hanson: Humble Swagger: A Conversation On Ministry, Masculinity, And Early Lessons From Running An Organization
March 10, 2021
In this episode, Thane Marcus Ringler and his guest, Sean Hanson, come together for a fellowship conversation on ministry, masculinity, and management. Sean launched BUD Ministries, a nonprofit seeking to unite, disciple,......
187: Couch Conversations With Evan Ryan Ringler: Learnings From Marriage And Rhythms For Healthy Partnerships
March 3, 2021
Marriage is not the end-game for many relationships. It is where the journey actually begins. In an age where many marriages fall through the roof, how can you fight......
186: Fellowship Ft. Austin Gray: Get Creative And Make It Work: An Entrepreneurial Conversation On Community, Sustainability, The Shame Cycle, And Doing Business For Good
February 24, 2021
It is not wrong to give your best in your business and strive hard to achieve success, but it is unacceptable to disregard your physical, mental, and personal states......
185: John Eldredge: Guarding The Heart: Why Humans Prefer Denial, Practicing Self-Kindness, Asking God’s Opinion, Being Protective Instead Of Defensive, And Knowing That Your Story Matters
February 17, 2021
The human heart is the chamber of humanity where dreams, disappointments, hope, and other emotions and desires are found. The Wild at Heart author himself, John Eldredge, sits with Thane......
184: Self-Kindness: How To Overcome Self-Sabotage
February 10, 2021
Believe it or not, it’s easier to beat ourselves up all the time for not being good enough than to change our inner dialogue and give ourselves some grace.......
183: John Pierson: Who Are You Serving Today?: Why We Should Pursue Things We Enjoy, Striking A Balance In Our Lives, Valuing People Above Tasks, Learning Patience In The Process, And Embracing The Idea Of Change
February 3, 2021
In running a business, values still trump mere money-making strategies. That’s why in any setting, entrepreneurs who give enormous regard to servant leadership will always find success in their......
182: Eric Wood: Serve Where You Are: A VP’s Story Of Living Intentionally, Removing Barriers, Valuing And Including Others, Pursuing Faith As Relationship, And Overcoming Inequality
January 27, 2021
You are called upon to serve where you are. No matter what your circumstances are, God has given you the gifts that you have the responsibility to use in......
181: Riji Raja: Pairing Affirmations With Action: An Actor Who’s On A Mission To Let You Know You Are Enough, No One Is Born Ready, And There Is A Purpose To Living
January 20, 2021
When your back is finally pushed against the wall, you will start to have a new life perspective centered on gratitude, optimism, and putting trust in God. This is......
180: Fellowship Ft. Adam Setser: On The Importance Of Obstacles, Eating Humble Pie, The Art Of Leading From The Middle, Servant Leadership, And Being Motivated By Love
January 13, 2021
What has 2020 taught you? We’ve all had such a challenging year that it bears upon us to reflect on what we have witnessed and experienced so that we......
179: Couch Conversations with Evan Ryan Ringler: 2020 Reflections, Words Of The Year, Facing Anxiety, And Questions To Ponder For 2021
January 6, 2021
After the long year that is 2020, we’re finally beginning anew with 2021. What better way to kick off the new year than a good processing of the things......
178: Goodbye 2020
December 30, 2020
With the rocky year that is 2020 coming to an end, we look upon 2021 full of hope and positive expectations. In this year-ender episode, Thane Marcus Ringler looks......
177: Tyler Wilson: Helping People Fall In Love: How An Entrepreneur Overcame Adversity, Dyslexia, and More To Pioneer A New Market Niche in LA (Repost)
December 23, 2020
Entrepreneurship is such an enticing word that it can be so easy to get blinded by the name we fail to anticipate the inevitable challenges that come with it.......
176: Rachel Kois: Being An Intentional Activist: An Entrepreneur’s Vision For Changing Capitalism, Helping Others Buy Better Through Ethical And Impactful Shopping, And Embracing The Belief That You Can Make A Difference
December 16, 2020
Entrepreneurship opens up various opportunities to help make people’s lives better, not only with the products you make but the causes you support through them. Changing capitalism by helping......
175: Rikki Mendias: Hav A Sole: Purpose-Projects For Good, Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs, Holding The Faith In Dark Times, And Caring For Others One Pair Of Sneakers At A Time
December 9, 2020
It is not very difficult to empathize with deprivation if you had been on the same boat before. As a child, Hav A Sole Founder, Rikki Mendias spent over five years......
174: Couch Conversations with Evan Ryan Ringler: You Are Worthy, Lessons From COVID-19, And Our Focus For The Holiday Season
December 2, 2020
Society seems to ask too much of us that it can be quite stressful to fully embody who we want to be and feel worthy just as who we......
173: Norris Williams: Making The Right Things Easy: A Cherry Farmer Who Leads From True Identity In Various Roles And Cultivates Leaders Of No Reputation
November 25, 2020
The greatest leaders in the world have no reputation. Like Jesus, they don’t care for accolades or recognition. They simply follow God’s voice in serving Him and His people......
172: Abel James: A Renaissance Man: Reshaping The Argument Against Specialization And Striving For Holistic Balance As A Practice Of Life
November 18, 2020
In the modern world, many of us are overly specialized. While that has its many benefits, oftentimes, we miss out on seeing the best of other things because we......
171: Reminders For Unity In 2020 (And Beyond)
November 11, 2020
Polarity is based on the premise of dualism, and it is precisely the line of thought that we need to break free from if we are to achieve true......
170: Deliece Hofen: A Force To Be Reckoned With: A Woman’s Journey From Education To Foundation, What Her Experiences Of Pain Have Taught Her, And How Hope Is Always Possible
November 4, 2020
In the face of cancer, we can think that all hope is lost. How do you continue to find a reason to keep going, especially when your loved one......
169: Thane Marcus Academy: Evan Interviews Thane About His Two Online Courses For Growing Self-Awareness And Developing Discipline
October 28, 2020
Exciting things are coming at the Thane Marcus Academy, and who better to share what they are with us than Thane Marcus Ringler himself? First time on the show,......
168: Fellowship ft. Josh Oakes: Unconventional Paths, How To Interview Well, Transitioning From College To Career, And Being The Best You
October 21, 2020
Interviews are a crucial part of any business. It is the first line of defense for businesses that could either make or break them, and we all know how......
167: Rick Sessinghaus: The Power Of Full Commitment: A Coach’s Journey Into Enhancing Others’ Performance Through The Ultimate Mind Game Of Golf
October 14, 2020
The mental and emotional game is just as important as our physical when it comes to success. Long intrigued by this fact, former professional golfer, Rick Sessinghaus, studied the mental......
166: Couch Conversations with Evan Ryan Ringler: On Politics And Our Current Cultural Moment
October 7, 2020
With the presidential elections fast approaching, the political issues that polarize the American people are once more at the core of many conversations. In this divisive atmosphere, it becomes......
165: Mark Shapiro: The Power Of Authenticity: Journeying From Corporate America To Tech Startup, An Entrepreneur’s Mission To Drop LoveBombs Of Possibility
September 30, 2020
Anyone who has used the LoveBomb app has experienced how it’s making it fun, quick, and easy to stay connected with the people they care about. The product of Mark Shapiro’s genius,......
164: Fellowship Ft. Christopher Cook: On Podcasting, Going Through Dark Seasons, And The Truth We Preach To Ourselves
September 23, 2020
Podcasting has been slowly growing as an industry as more and more people are tuning in, and businesses, experts, and influencers are discovering its many benefits. If you are......
163: What Role Do I Have To Play
September 16, 2020
More than anything else, what we need now in this world is unity and community. The question is what role can you play to help bring this unity about?......
162: Ben Courson: Flirting With Darkness: Hope For Depression, Pursuing Your Purpose, And Being Unabashedly Yourself
September 9, 2020
We are no better than anyone else, but we have an individual calling and gifting, which makes us unique and different than everyone else. For Ben Courson, that calling......
161: Rovina Valashiya: Being The Only Is A Strength: A Woman’s Accelerated Journey Through Entrepreneurship And The Corporate Ladder
September 2, 2020
Working your way up in a company, especially a tech company, as a black woman can be very daunting, especially if you don’t have many examples to point to......
160: Couch Conversations With Evan Ryan Ringler: On Vulnerability And Ev’s New Endeavor
August 26, 2020
Vulnerability is scary. We have evolved the tendency to protect ourselves at all cost from possible embarrassment and humiliation that we often shy away from revealing our innermost thoughts......
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