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April 5, 2024 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

The Essence of Greatness, Part 3: Becoming Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

In this episode, Dr. Rick Rigsby continues the conversation on “The Essence of Greatness.” He recaps the first two episodes of the series, covering the importance of embracing pain for growth and the mindset of doing hard things better. 

Dr. Rigsby shares personal insights from his health journey, highlighting the need to become comfortable with being uncomfortable in order to achieve true greatness. This episode encourages listeners to assess their motivations and commit to the process of change. 

Stay tuned as Dr. Rick Rigsby leads us on a path of transformation and living our best lives.

Show Highlights Include: 

  • Do you have the capacity to be successful? [00:38]
  • What is the price to be paid to accomplish greatness? [01:32]
  • Why is it important to know your purpose in life? [03:00]
  • What prevents growth? [05:35]
  • Is the process more important than the outcome? [06:39]
  • What is the meaning of being uncomfortable to succeed? [07:31]
  • The difference between hunger and need. [07:56]
  • The “why” question as a source of motivation. [08:38]

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

March 29, 2024 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

The Essence of Greatness, Part 2: The Blueprint for Success

Get ready to join Dr. Rick Rigsby on a journey of grit, growth, and greatness! In this episode, he shares raw and powerful insights, drawn from his own health transformation, that will ignite a fire within you. 

Discover the untold secrets of enduring pain, answering life’s tough questions, and doing hard things better. Dr. Rigsby’s gripping storytelling and timeless wisdom will challenge you to break free from comfort, embrace the discomfort, and unleash your potential. 

Tune in and prepare to revolutionize your approach to success!

Show Highlights Include: 

  • Discover the reason our growth is hijacked. [01:13]
  • What’s your singular purpose for success? [02:46]
  • Does pain offer any joy and satisfaction? [04:19]
  • Here is your key to breaking free from negative behaviors. [05:50]
  • How is this generation different from previous generations? [07:44]
  • What is the valuable lesson from the past generation? [09:13]
  • The transformative benefits of adversity. [10:33]
  • Are you focused on the outcome or the process? [11:16]

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

March 22, 2024 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

The Essence of Greatness, Part 1: The Pain of Success

In this episode of How Ya Livin, Dr. Rick Rigsby explores the essence of greatness, starting with a discussion on the pain of success. He emphasizes the necessity of change and growth, pointing out that growth equals change, which in turn equals loss and pain. 

Throughout the episode, Dr. Rigsby highlights the importance of focus, purpose, and relentless determination in achieving greatness, drawing from personal experiences and inspirational quotes. Furthermore, he shares intimate insights from his own health journey, shedding light on the process of transformation. 

Listeners can expect to explore the concept of greatness and the pursuit of excellence in this transformative discussion.

Show Highlights Include: 

  • Discover the foremost requirement of personal growth. [01:00]
  • How does purpose drive you to greatness? [03:12]
  • Here is your key to developing a laser-sharp focus. [04:35]
  • Find out about the only and ultimate path to growth. [06:09]
  • Why do we look for shortcuts to success? [08:21]
  • Do you know that paying the price for success is a privilege? [10:15]
  • The key is to embrace teachability and diversity. [12:24]
  • Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone and embrace greatness? [15:06]

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

March 15, 2024 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Encore: Perspectives

Have you ever come across someone who was relentlessly negative? Someone who always saw the bad in a situation? Maybe you were in a tough spot in your life that you thought would never pass. 

How do you move past that?

In this episode, Dr. Rick discusses the primary factor that determines how you react to a situation, the things you should be focusing on in a crisis, and how to shift your thinking to improve perspective. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • The real reason our values shift throughout the different stages of life ([1:10])
  • This is the #1 thing that determines your perspective on ANYTHING ([3:43])
  • Beware these situations that can cause you to completely lose your perspective ([3:52])
  • The Apostle Paul’s advice on how to focus your thoughts ([5:46])
  • The perspective shattering mistake you’re probably making in the midst of crisis ([8:47])
  • Losing perspective can have a devastating effect on your life because you also lose this ([10:20])
  • The secret to maintaining your perspective, no matter how bad your situation seems ([10:45]

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

March 8, 2024 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Encore: Judging Others

The lack of a unified message in the world has made it easy to judge others (or even face judgment yourself). But making assumptions and shaming others doesn’t help you find common ground in a problem, it only creates a stronger divide. 

Having differences shouldn’t be about tearing each other down, but lifting each other up. 

In this episode, you’ll learn why shame and judgment only make you feel isolated and how to have conversations that bring together a community for the greater good.

Show Highlights Include:

  • Why judging others keeps you from being more impactful and compassionate. ([0:26])
  • How this teacher’s lack of judgment turned a talkative student into an avid bookworm – and how judging less shows you more opportunities for yourself and others. ([1:49])
  • The “Matthew Chapter 8” way to offer hope, unity and an open heart to those with different opinions (and why Jesus made it a profound principle). ([5:15])
  • The easiest way to find blessings in opposing views and bring together a divided and judgmental community. ([8:15])

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

March 1, 2024 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Encore: Naked Opportunity

Through the challenges of 2020 comes a unique opportunity for churches to rise up and think through issues together. And if you’ve lost your faith over the last year, just know there is always a hope-filled conversation to have. 

Stories of overcoming adversity and bringing light to the dark are nothing new. But how we bring those teachings to life is what changes our lives for the better. 

In this episode, I sit down with Pastors Michael Gamble and Dwight Edwards to talk about the response of the church during these trying times – and how opportunity brings us closer to divinity.

Show Highlights Include:

  • Why the church’s response to the pandemic, politics, and racial tension starts at God’s table – and how to have the conversations that unite us now. ([3:34])
  • What the history of Christianity reflects about working through hard times – and why this is beyond just reading sermons. ([8:30])
  • The ‘Helmut Thielicke’ teachings about pain and how you can create divine opportunities from life’s struggles right now. ([16:28])
  • Why walking in humility starts by surprising others – and how this makes you a more humble person today. ([21:10])

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

Learn more about Dwight’s teachings: https://www.revolutionwithin.com

Learn more about Michael’s teachings: https://radiantlife-church.com

February 23, 2024 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Encore: True Value

It’s easy to forget the value of something that doesn’t come with a social status or a high price tag. And above all, the need for more. 

But true value has a blinding purpose (even if you don’t see it yet) and it’s ready to change your life for the better. 

In this episode, you’ll discover why true value comes from the things you already have and how to live your happiest life (without the need for more). 

Show Highlights Include:

  • How culture and innovation inspire the way you see things today. ([0:25])
  • How to value the things that actually matter (even if they don’t cost much) . ([4:20])
  • What the ‘Underwood Number 5 Typewriter’ reveals about putting value into reputations and having a status. ([5:20])
  • The ‘need/want’ model for living your most prosperous life (regardless of status or possessions). ([7:20])

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

February 16, 2024 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Perseverance 2.0

In this episode, Dr. Rick shares a captivating exploration of the power of perseverance and finding contentment during life’s toughest seasons. 

Through the biblical story of Leah, he uncovers how second choices can lead to unexpected blessings and God’s best for our lives. Drawing from his own experiences, Dr. Rigsby’s message is one of hope and resilience, reminding us that persevering through challenges can ultimately lead to peace and fulfillment. 

Tune in to discover how to navigate difficult situations and find contentment, no matter what the circumstances are.

Listen now.

Show Highlights Include: 

  • Discover the secret to greater contentment in life. [00:52]
  • How to handle the concept of forward momentum? [02:30]
  • Learn about the biblical story of Leia and Jacob. [04:02]
  • Discover how Leia faced marginalization and objectification. [06:36]
  • What to do when you are on the verge of giving up? [08:13]
  • The second choice often results in the best one. [09:26]
  • The importance of maintaining a mindset of perseverance. [10:12]
  • Here is what you can do when things don’t go as planned. [12:29]

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third-Grade Dropout, for free.

February 9, 2024 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Encore: Character

Character seems to be in short supply these days. And our shallow, superficial culture doesn’t help. In fact, it works in sneaky, subversive ways to prevent you from building up your character.

So how do you overcome these forces of evil to improve your character and quality of life?

In this episode, Dr. Rick discusses how your character changes the world (for better or worse), the struggles you’ll face in attempting to build your character, and why society is bent on keeping you from improving yourself.

Show Highlights Include:

  • Why global character change is not someone else’s problem and how you can make the world a better place ([1:01])
  • How the media perverts our view of restoration to cash in (and how to find the truth) ([2:04])
  • 2 sinister forces you will battle when building a better life ([3:04])
  • Three subtle ways that modern society combats those who want to improve their character ([5:01])
  • The one place you must begin your restoration efforts, or they’ll never work ([5:38])
  • Essential character lessons from grandma and grandpa that will fix your priorities ([6:00])
  • Why society’s definition of success leads to your failure ([7:20])
  • Character building secrets from one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time ([9:45])
  • Why good character has been on the decline since the 19th century (and what to do about it) ([11:12])

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

February 2, 2024 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Perseverance

Get ready to be inspired by incredible stories of resilience and triumph. In this episode, we uncover the remarkable power of perseverance and its profound impact on our lives. 

Through real-life examples and captivating narratives, we explore how individuals have overcome adversity and achieved extraordinary success. 

Join us as we embark on a journey of hope, resilience, and the unwavering spirit that drives us to never give up. If you’re ready to be uplifted and motivated, this episode is for you.

Listen now.

Show Highlights Include: 

  • What if the key to happiness lies in not giving up? [00:35]
  • The importance of making a choice. [01:13]
  • Discover the secret to contentment. [02:17]
  • Here is the inspiration that you need for success. [05:50]
  • Learn the three magical words that will keep you going. [07:08]
  • This biblical story of resilience will give you goosebumps. [09:15]
  • How can Leah’s story help you keep up the spirit? [12:15]
  • Reflecting on God’s best choice for us being the second choice. [13:01]

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.