Most people never give themselves permission or know how to chase their big ambitions. Our framework helps you discover, declare, and realize yours so you can have a fulfilling life and impact the world for good.
Danielle Strickland is currently based in Toronto, Canada. Her aggressive compassion has served people firsthand in countries all over the world. From establishing Justice Departments for The Salvation Army to launching Global anti-trafficking initiatives, to creating new movements to mobilize people towards transformational living. Danielle trains, advocates, and inspires people to live differently.
Named the “Most Influential Photographer on the Internet” by Huffington Post, Forbes and Yahoo in 2014, Jeremy Cowart is an award-winning photographer, artist, and entrepreneur whose mission in life is to "explore the intersection of creativity and empathy." Jeremy has published four books and is a sought-after speaker, having presented at TEDx, the United Nations and creative conferences across the country.
For all the planning that you’ve been doing to set absurd expectations, explore opportunities, clear the path, take action, expect setbacks and sustaining belief, it’s now time to land the plane of your big ambitions. This is the moment, now is the time. Don’t wait a minute longer, heaven is leaning over the rails to watch what you do next.
Priscilla Shirer is a wife and mom first, but put a Bible in her hand and a message in her heart, and you’ll see why thousands meet God in powerful, personal ways at her conferences and through her books and Bible studies.
She and her husband, Jerry, lead Going Beyond Ministries through which they provide spiritual support and resources to the body of Christ. They count it as their greatest privilege to serve every denomination and culture across the spectrum of the church.
Ian Morgan Cron is a champion of the Enneagram, awakener of people, and bestselling author of the popular Enneagram book, The Road Back to You. As a pioneer in the contemporary Enneagram movement, Ian is a highly sought-after speaker, thinker and advisor to a growing roster of clients such as: Leadercast, Catalyst, Ramsey Solutions, Michael Hyatt Company, Discovery Channel, EDGE Mentoring, Willow Creek, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University, Denver Seminary, Belmont University, Laity Lodge, and The Storyline Conference with Donald Miller.
Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-profit organization that brings hope and help to people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. He is the New York Times Bestselling Author of If You Feel Too Much. Jamie is also a surfer, music lover, basketball fan, proud uncle, and puppy dad. He lives in Melbourne Beach, Florida.
Shannon Sedgwick Davis is the CEO of Bridgeway Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to ending and preventing mass atrocities around the world, and the author of To Stop A Warlord. As an attorney, activist, passionate advocate for social justice, Ms. Sedgwick Davis has guided Bridgeway Foundation in pioneering solutions to seemingly intractable issues around the world. Ms. Sedgwick Davis and the Bridgeway Foundation have been credited for their pivotal role in mobilizing awareness, civilian protection, and recovery efforts against the Lord’s Resistance Army and its leader, Joseph Kony, the first-ever indictee of the International Criminal Court.
If your dream is big enough, it's going to take you months or maybe even years to see it realized. There's no question that you're going to have multiple moments of doubt, discouragement, or even a deep questioning about your capacity to keep going.
Annie F. Downs is a bestselling author, nationally known speaker, and podcast host based in Nashville, Tennessee. Flawed but funny, she uses her words to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God. An author of multiple bestselling books- including 100 Days to Brave, Remember God, and Looking For Lovely, Annie loves traveling around the country speaking at conferences, churches, and events. She also hosts the popular That Sounds Fun Podcast. Annie is a huge fan of bands with banjos, confetti, her community of friends, boiled peanuts, and soccer. Read more at anniefdowns.com and follow her @anniefdowns.
Sleeping At Last is the moniker of Chicago singer-songwriter, producer and composer, Ryan O’Neal. His music is often heard on TV and Film (Grey’s Anatomy, The Twilight Saga, Ellen, The Fault In Our Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Criminal Minds, Bones, Ads for Budweiser, Mercedes and more.
In life, you will face setbacks of many kinds, especially when you declare that you’re going to pursue your big dreams. You don’t need to be surprised but you do need to be prepared. Will you get overwhelmed? Stuck? Frozen? Angry? Depressed?
Lex Gillette is a globally recognized Paralympic track and field athlete who competes for Team USA. Competing primarily in the long jump, Lex has acquired four Paralympic medals, and three world champion titles, with his most recent long jump crown being won in the summer of 2017 in London, England. He currently holds the world record in the long jump for totally blind athletes with a leap of 22 feet-1 inch, making him the only totally blind athlete in the world to eclipse the 22 foot barrier in the event
Maria Shriver is a mother of four, an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist, a seven-time New York Times best-selling author, an NBC News Special Anchor, and the founder of the nonprofit The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. A trailblazer for empowering women, Shriver uses her voice and her platforms to advance some of the most pressing issues affecting women and women’s health. She started The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement to raise awareness of women’s increased risk for the disease and to raise funds for critical women-based research. Shriver's media company, Shriver Media, also works to elevate the voices and ideas of individuals who are moving humanity forward. Her latest books, I’ve Been Thinking… and I’ve Been Thinking…The Journal, offer wisdom, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration for those seeking to create a meaningful life.
Darla K. Anderson, Senior Producer for Pixar Animation Studios
Darla K. Anderson joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1993. Since then, her prodigious producing talents have contributed to some of the world’s most beloved and acclaimed animated feature films including “A Bug’s Life,” “Monsters, Inc.,” the Golden Globe®-winning “Cars” and Academy Award®-winning “Toy Story 3.” The Producers Guild of America and the Academy Awards recognized Anderson’s work on “Toy Story 3” with a nomination for Best Picture.
No matter how clear or compelling your ambitions are, they aren’t going to just fall in your lap. They will require big, bold steps of action and courage. Last month we explored what it looks like to clear the path in your life from barriers, limiting beliefs, fear or discouragement, and this month we turn our attention to becoming people of action.
Korie Robertson is best known for her role on A&E’s hit reality television series Duck Dynasty. A wife to Duck Commander CEO, Willie Robertson, mother of six, speaker and NYT Bestselling Author, she is active in both domestic and international philanthropic work and is a strong advocate for adoption and foster care. Writing credits include The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty, The Women of Duck Commander, Duck Commander Devotions for Kids and Strong and Kind: Raising Kids of Character.
This month we have a free resource giveaway you can easily download to help you dig deeper on the inner work to develop capacity in yourself to reach for bigger dreams..
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Producer : Haley King
Engineer : Jackson Carpenter
Co-host : Scott Schimmel
Ben Higgins is best known from season 20 of ABC’s hit series, “The Bachelor,” where he opened himself up to millions of viewers, giving them the chance to truly get to know him. The opportunity ultimately led to an enhanced platform that he now uses to share what he is most passionate about with others – his faith, his hope for humanity and his love of sports.
Entrepreneur, speaker, and host, Miles Adcox. He is the Owner and CEO of Onsite, an internationally acclaimed emotional health retreat center that delivers life changing personal growth workshops, inspiring content, leadership retreats, and emotional health intensives. He is the owner of Onsite Music Publishing and Milestones at Onsite.
As we go through life, there are a few things we pick up along the way. Some of them are good- talents, experiences, friendships, and habits. But some of them aren’t so helpful when it comes to dreaming big dreams and living a life of adventure and purpose. In this episode, Bob and Scott are going to guide you to have the courage to look in the mirror at your own life to see what you might’ve picked up along the way that isn’t leading you to the life that you’ve always wanted.
It takes courage to look in the mirror and clear the path.
If you know Bob at all, you know he’s involved in bringing hope and restoration to countries across the world through Love Does. Recently, Bob and team traveled to Afghanistan to facilitate another Dream Big live workshop with emerging leaders in Afghanistan, and they spent a few minutes with Bob’s good friend, Aref Dostyar.
Rebekah Lyons is a national speaker and bestselling author of You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are and Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning. An old soul with a contemporary, honest voice, Rebekah reveals her own battles to overcome anxiety and depression—and invites others to discover and boldly pursue their God-given purpose from a place of freedom. Finding joy in raising a special needs child—Rebekah wears her heart on her sleeve, a benefit to friends and readers alike. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, Huffington Post, The Tennessean, Publisher’s Weekly, and more. Alongside her husband, Gabe, she serves as co-founder of Q Ideas, a nonprofit organization that helps Christian leaders winsomely engage culture. Gabe and Rebekah are raising their four children and two toy poodles in Franklin, Tennessee.
Christy Nockels has long had a huge appreciation for music and for ministry and its role in the kingdom of God. As a worship leader for over 25 years, she’s seen first hand how music can usher people into the presence of God in a powerful way. Whether she’s singing a gentle lullaby or belting out a corporate anthem, Christy’s heart has always been to simply lead people to connect and communicate with the living God.
Conventional wisdom has it that Amy Grant put Contemporary Christian Music on the map, becoming the first CCM artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts, and the first to perform at the GRAMMY Awards. Since then, Grant has been strumming her way through a thirty-plus year adventure as a singer-songwriter, author, television host, and speaker.
For most of us, our dreams aren’t going to be handed to us. We’re going to need to hustle, make bold moves, and keep pushing forward no matter what. My friend Elisabeth is a real-life illustration of grit and resilience paying off.
Many people, on their deathbed, regret they didn’t pursue their ambitions more. In hindsight they did what they felt like they were supposed to do, and didn’t live in the freedom to create their own stories.
Jason Russell is not going to be one of those people, and you don’t have to be, either.
Most people never give themselves permission or know how to chase their big ambitions. We have a framework helps you discover, declare, and realize yours so you can have a fulfilling life and impact the world for good.