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May 21, 2021 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Happy

We all have the desire to be happy. A happy life gives you confidence, success, and a purpose in everything you do. But embracing happiness can sometimes feel out of your control (especially when you’re facing tough times in life). 

There is, however, a commitment you can make to being the best person you can be – and that starts with making the choice to be happy. 

In this episode, you’ll learn why making the choice to be happy is the easiest part and how to live every day to the fullest (regardless of your circumstances). 

Show Highlights Include:

  • How to use the “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” song for happier days (no matter what you’re dealing with). ([0:35])
  • Why holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku is the happiest man in the world – and how to live each moment without bitterness or resentment for your most fulfilling life. ([3:03])
  • Five lessons to restore your hope and remind you why making the choice to be happy is easier than you think. ([9:23])
  • The three things to do online right now for living a better life and seeing everyday as a gift ([10:25])

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.

May 14, 2021 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Judging Others

The lack of a unified message in the world has certainly 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 makes you feel isolated and how to have the conversations that bring together a community for the greater good.

Show Highlights Include:

  • Why judging others keeps you from being a more impactful and compassionate person today. ([0:26])
  • How this teacher’s lack of judgement encouraged an avid bookworm – and the opportunities you miss out on when you’re too busy giving people labels. ([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.

May 7, 2021 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Calm

Stress probably feels like an inevitable part of your everyday life (especially over the last year). But spending your days worrying about every little thing doesn’t make life better, it only makes you feel less in control.

Instead of waiting for stress to take a different approach in life, why don’t you?

In this episode, you’ll learn how to find peace in any stressful moment and why the most complicated questions often have the simplest answers. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • Why managing your stress starts with two statements from Psychology Today. ([0:32])
  • How to stop feeling worried when things are out of your hands (and the one thing you always have control over). ([2:48])
  • The ‘Front Porch’ secrets for living a calmer life today (and why you shouldn’t worry about tomorrow). ([6:45])
  • What an African Violet plant reveals about finding beauty in unpleasant times and how to use peace with whatever comes your way. ([8:56])

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.

April 23, 2021 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Opportunities

When it comes to making your life better, waiting for an “opportunity to knock” only makes days worse. And even if you are suffering difficulties now, it doesn’t mean you will find the same problems tomorrow.

Wouldn’t you rather create change out of any circumstance?

In this episode, you’ll learn how to instantly find opportunity in everyday life and why your greatest moments come from your obstacles. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • What the ‘confetti culture’ reveals about finding your opportunities today. ([0:28])
  • How the ‘Triple R’ system helps you turn bad days into building blocks for the future. ([2:04])
  • What to learn from your greatest critics and why believing in yourself creates instant opportunity. ([3:02])
  • How a filmmaker found an opportunity living in his car and what you need for following your dreams (in any circumstance). ([5:58])

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.

April 16, 2021 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

True Value

It’s easy to forget the value of something in life among social status or a 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 affect the way we see things today. ([0:25])
  • What a price tag means for an item and how to value something at any cost. ([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.

April 9, 2021 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Making An Impact

Helping others and giving back to your community goes beyond the click of a computer button. And while screen time has promising results, most people try to look good rather than be good. 

So how can you empower and uplift others in everything you do? 

In this episode, you’ll learn the blueprint of living beyond impressions and how this inspires generosity in generations to come. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • The three things you must learn before trying to make the world a better place. ([0:30])
  • How the ‘John Wooden Way’ helps you uplift and inspire others for a lifetime. ([4:55])
  • What the creed of seven points reveal about making an impact everyday. ([9:00])
  • Why paying attention to small details builds a meaningful legacy that lasts. ([14:24])

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.

April 2, 2021 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Be A Blessing

While some of us spend our lives looking for blessings in the midst of chaos, others spend their time being the blessing. And by treating others with a willing heart and open mind, the world slowly mends itself from hate and division. 

In this episode, you’ll learn why anyone can be a blessing to others and how giving a simple smile today strengthens the bonds of social engagement for a better tomorrow. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • What a plate of food reveals about the bonds of social engagement – and how to encourage and love your neighbors (no matter what your circumstances are). ([0:25])
  • Why social media activism is limited to the like button – and the small acts of kindness that bring immediate change to your community.  ([2:30])
  • The ‘Bruce Almighty’ lessons of looking for blessings – and how to be one instead. ([5:45])
  • What Sister Jean says about encouraging others on a daily basis and how you can be a blessing through every step in life (regardless of what’s happening in the world). ([6:55])

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 19, 2021 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

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 ours 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

March 12, 2021 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Your Best Life

Do you have the drive to get out of bed each morning and live life with a fire in your soul? We’ve all got big dreams, but most people don’t know what it takes to reach them. Or even think their dreams are attainable.

And in most cases, people quit doing the things they love for a life of practicality and security. But why can’t you have both?

In this episode, best-selling author and professional speaker Dwight Edwards and I discuss how to find your purpose through passion and live your greatest life yet. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • Why you should say no to “being vanilla” and what this means about living a life of purpose today. ([2:11])
  • The ‘hunting dog’ approach to achieving your wildest dreams right now.  ([4:00])
  • What John Grisham reveals about courageously living an epic life (without quitting your day job). ([7:30])
  • Why the Prime Minister of England urges you to read the Bible and how this immediately relates to a life worth living. ([13:50])

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 work:

https://vanillabusters.com

March 5, 2021 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Worry

Between politics and a pandemic, it feels natural to worry. But worrying can also make problems bigger and rob you of any perspective if it hangs around too long.

Learning to work alongside the unknown and things out of your control only makes life better for you and the ones you love.

In this episode, Dr. Rick reanalyzes what it means to worry and how you can transform it into unquestionable trust and faith during uncertain times.

Show Highlights Include:

  • Why worrying strips you of thinking rationally – and how to remain calm and with common sense the next time you face a crisis. ([1:15]
  • Why Jesus told people not to worry and how you can stop negative thoughts from robbing time and happiness in your life today. ([4:00])
  • Why hope is never lost and the powerful results that come with trusting God (and the universe) right now. ([8:51])
  • The “Philippians” way of changing hopeless thoughts into faithful lessons immediately. ([12:30])

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.