Month: March 2018

Justin Khoe: How to Grow Your Personal Influence


In this episode, Joel reconnects with a good buddy from college, Justin Khoe. Justin is currently the host of a YouTube channel called That Christian Vlogger, with 48,000 subscribers, where he posts thought provoking videos to stimulate dialogue with young people. After listening to this interview, you will not only be encouraged to be intentional about growing your personal influence, but also have the practical tools to do so.


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The Power Points!

  • Justin’s most influential person in his life is his dad; they have many similarities, tries to run things by him when he comes at a crossroads in life.
  • For better or worse, you’re a product of your parents, and can learn from their actions and mistakes.
  • Justin’s faith-based YouTube channel, That Christian Vlogger addresses taboo questions that some churches shy away from.
  • Young people generally don’t have a voice in church, since they operate in a top-down perspective.
  • Justin’s goal with his YouTube channel: is to encourage people to start conversations with the day-to-day people around them.
  • Influence isn’t something to be attained. You have influence on your closest friends and family. You have to ask yourself: Am I cool with the influence that I’m putting on other people?
  • Learning doesn’t stop after college, we should always be learning.
  • “Not everyone needs to aspire to have a tribe behind them.” If he had to choose from his personal influence or online influence, he would choose his personal influence every single time.
  • Consistency is the hardest thing about building an online influence. Plus discouragement, challenges, boredom.
  • How Justin deals with discouragement and haters: He makes sure that he’s in the driver’s seat, and not his emotions.
  • The metrics for his audience don’t mean much in the grand scheme of things. What matters is why you’re doing things.
  • The coolest part of having his online influence is being able to decide how he wants to structure his day, the flexibility of not being a slave to a corporate entity.
  • Resources that have rocked Justin’s world: Simon Sinek, an influencer in the marketing world, and his book, Start with Why.
  • Justin’s closing advice to people who have something good to share: Don’t focus on what you don’t have (resources, equipment), allow time and the journey to be your teachers.

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Dr. David DeRose: Your Health and Digital Media



In this episode Joel has an insightful discussion with Dr. David DeRose, a lifestyle medicine doctor with over 30 years of experience. Dr. DeRose not only shares how digital media has boosted his ability to help others, but also brings to light the dangers of neglecting your own personal health on the altar of success. For anyone seeking to make a radical difference in this world, this episode will be a strong wake-up call to be proactive about your personal health.

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Podcast Power Points:

  • Dr. DeRose got involved in preventative medicine long before it became popular.
  • Unfortunately our healthcare system only pays attention to where the money is. People will pay big money for a quick fix medical procedure, but will ignore lifestyle related treatment and prevention measures.
  • Our society has moved in the direction of being overly sedentary. If not met head on with proactive activity, this habit presents high risks like cancer and high blood pressure and
  • We need to life “the disciplined life” It’s easy to be disciplined in the areas of hard work, but it’s also important to be disciplined in the area of rest and self care.
  • “High tech and social media means more opportunity to connect, but also presents us with a challenge in carving out time to rest.”
  • “If you have a tendency to gain weight, you’re probably better off.” The person who is unhealthy and looks great, might drop dead with a heart attack, because they were borrowing against the bank.
  • “If we’re not maintaining our own health, our ability to help someone else is decreased. If we make time to take care of ourselves, we can accomplish much more.”
  • Health is not just about longevity, but about having a happier, more effective life now.
  • Dr. DeRose is the co-author of the book, 30 Days to Natural Blood Pressure Control where he unpacks the research to support the thesis that high blood pressure is preventable and reversible. He backs all this up with success stories as well makes things practical for the reader with chapter by chapter application challenges.
  • There’s only two groups of people, those with high blood pressure, and those who will get it in the future. If you’re not proactive in preventing it, if you live into your 80’s there’s a 90% chance that they’ll get high blood pressure.
  • “Do you want to wait until you have medical problems to start figuring out how to prevent them, or do you want to become proactive?”
  • Though it takes a lot of effort and intentionality to keep up with technology nowadays, it is well worth the effort in using it to increase your influence.
  • Dr. DeRose believes that his YouTube presentation have not only impacted his ability to influence people, but have also increased the sales of his book.
  • One of Dr. DeRose’s favorite and most influential books is Counsels on Diet and Foods.  It dramatically changed his health, and he realizes today that it’s still considered cutting-edge in the nutrition world.  


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Desiree Heckman: Loving Others, Yoga & Self Development

In this powerful episode, Joel is joined by Desiree Heckman, a wife, mom, yogi, and entrepreneur. The theme that keeps popping up throughout the conversation is the importance of really loving people! Desi also shares insightful tips on time management, self improvement and work life balance. In the end you’ll be motivated to be intentional about personal growth so you can be more equipped to help others!

Summer Silvery: Taking Risks & the joy of Inspiring Others

In this episode, Joel is joined by Summer Silvery, a passionate doodle artist from LA. You’ll hear how she got the attention of celebrities like Logan Paul, Gary Vaynerchuk, and The Rock, as well as other inspiring experiences that will empower you to be intentional about making a difference.