Archives for September 2020

A Purpose-Driven Life: Steve Rodgers on The Mark Struczewski Podcast

Last week I was interviewed on The Mark Struczewski Podcast where we had a lively talk that focused on my time with Warren Buffett, being purpose-driven, the importance of goal setting, and how it is imperative that we take time to disconnect.

Mark and I also talk about boldness, life as a game of Whack-A-Mole, intentionality, having a personal balance sheet, life plan maps, why you’re here, how to embrace quiet, and more.

Show Notes

  • Intro and Steve’s quick bio
  • What was Warren Buffett like? And what makes him special.
  • The importance of reading and how high achievers are prolific readers.
  • Being a Spiritual Business Activist
  • Steve on being purpose-driven
  • Having a business plan AND a life plan
  • The importance of eliminating things you don’t need
  • Steve’s technique for setting goals and seeing them through
  • Discovering your purpose and finding your purpose later in life
  • Taking time to disconnect and be in silence
  • Scheduling time for yourself

Listen on Mark’s Website

Listen on Apple Podcasts

Listen on Spotify

You can find more of my podcast appearances on the Media section of the site.

I Return to the Vroom Vroom Vreer Podcast & Talk About The IGI Principles

I recently went on Jeff Smith’s podcast for the second time where we talked about a wide range of topics, including how we all have our personal “COVID” moments in our own lives.

Steve Rodgers Returns – IGI Principles: Invite God In – Vroom Vroom Veer – 8/17/2020

Show Notes

  • Steve’s spiritual practice runs all day! Starts and ends with mediation and connecting with the breath
  • Body, being, bonds, and Business the four B’s on Steve’s scorecard
  • Inspired by Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra; loved the idea of the ego meaning E.G.O being Edge God Out
  • Turned that around with I.G.I invite Good (God) in; which became his new book
  • Talked about “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black man” a new show on YouTube; I got the football player’s name wrong…sorry it’s Emmanuel Acho, not Emmanuel Sanders
  • Steve and I agree as a white guy it is definitely uncomfortable talking about race with anybody but it really needs to happen
  • We also talked about the movie “13th” on Netflix which suggests that racism is baked into our government at some very deep levels

Links to Material Mentioned in the Show

Unconformable Conversations with a Black Man

13th (Film)

My first Episode on Vroom Vroom Vreer

You can find more of my podcast appearances on the Media section of the site.

Using The Power of Transitions To Your Advantage: Steve Rodgers on Quit Bleeping Around Podcast

I recently appeared on the Quit Bleeping Around Podcast and talked about using the power of transitions to your advantage.

Quit Bleeping Around is hosted by the awesome super-achiever, author, and former FBI violent crime analyst and senior manager Christina Eanes.

Quit Bleeping Around 252: Using the Power of Transitions to Your Advantage – September 2, 2020

On this episode, I talk about Spiritual Intelligence and how to use it to make transitions, whether chosen or not, work to your advantage

Show Notes

  • The Reader’s Digest version of my biography
  • Brick upside the head moments
  • Ask yourself every day: “What am I doing today to evolve?”
  • I explain what Spiritual Intelligence is
  • How Spiritual Intelligence relates to business
  • Everyone is seeking something more – but when they attain success it doesn’t ultimately fulfill them
  • About my new book “The IGI Principles”
  • Wayne Dyer – Ego is “Edging God Out”

You can find more of my podcast appearances on the Media section of the site.

For more info about Christina:, You can also follow Christina on Twitter @christinaeanes

The IGI Principles: Amazon #1 Bestseller

On Friday I released my latest book, The IGI Principles, and with your help it quickly rose to  be an Amazon #1 Bestseller in multiple categories.

  • #1 in Business Motivation & Self-Improvement (Kindle Store)
  • #1 Best Seller Motivation Business Management
  • #3 Personal Success in Business
  • #1 Best Seller in Business Motivation & Self Improvement

The book also scored on some international charts, such as:

  • #1 Canada
  • #3 Australia
  • #5 Mexico

A Practice of IGI

For the launch, I worked all day and stayed up all night to help give birth to IGI and welcome it into the world.

We were hoping to hit #1, and late on the night of the release, found us stuck at #2. It wasn’t looking like we were going to reach that particular milestone  I followed my own books advice and surrendered, Invited God In, and accepted that it didn’t matter ifwe got the #1 spot as I was happy with the book and its impact regardless.  However, right around midnight I checked once more before going to bed and saw that we had done it!  #1 in multiple categories. 

Gratitude To All

Today, I am so, so very happy, excited, honored, exhausted, humbled, amazed, fulfilled, beat, thankful, inspired, in-flow, overwhelmed, engaged, tired, and at peace and feeling in the state of Grace.

From the bottom of my heart, thank all of you who helped me along the way in getting this book created, prepared, marketed, endorsed launched, and now birthed out to the world!

To any and all my friends past and present as well as clients and associates who helped me in downloading and or buying books you helped me in this very successful launch day!! You all wowed me and I am so appreciative and honored!

I knew I was meant to write and launch this book many years ago. God had tapped my shoulder one too many times, but fear, ego, timing, doubt, and procrastination kept me from doing it sooner.

I am no longer in those mindsets and am feeling in more of a co-creation space with the universe and what I call God – simply defined as”the sum of all that is.”

That allows me to have a deep and broad understanding of the power of how vast, deep, and wide God is in our life’s creation and experience.

There is nothing that is not made of the energy of the sum of all that is, thus ……God.

So, I express my thanks and my gratitude to all who have helped, supported, guided, and propelled me on this journey and milestone! I offer my deepest and most soulful expression of thanks!!

And I simply say may God bless you, may you channel your own IGI more and more, and may we all work together to create a more peaceful, accepting unified and loving world!!

Let the journey begin and the power of #IGI take its natural organic powerful course to help flow and do more good in the world through all who allow it to flow!!

Testimonial From Marshall Goldsmith

The book is still in its opening week promotion where you can get the Kindle version for just 99 cents.

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Worldwide Press For The IGI Principles

The book has gotten some traction in the press.  Here is one article on Yahoo Finance Global about the book.

Also, it has hit Market Watch, Associated Press, IBT- International Business Times, CBS Broadcast Media, and more.
Read the Yahoo Finance Article Here

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Kindle version just 99 cents for a limited time!

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The IGI Principles & Working For Warren Buffett: Steve Rodgers on Success Profiles Radio

Brian Wright invited me on his Success Profiles Radio, where every week he explores different aspects of success and how to apply them to our lives.

Success Profiles Radio – August 17th, 2020

Show Notes

“They didn’t just fire a CEO, they birthed an entrepreneur.”

– After losing my position in the 2008 financial recession

The interview begins with how I grew my real estate company during the last real estate bubble and the importance of having your mission be centered around productivity, profit, and purpose.

We then discussed why we should invite Good In instead of Edging Good Out, the importance of gratitude and forgiveness, the importance of letting things go and learning to trust, and the power of breath, prayer, and meditation.

Finally, we discussed incorporating spiritual intelligence into your business, what I learned when I worked for Warren Buffet, and how to decide what to say “yes” or “no” to.

You can also listen to the show on their website or on iTunes.

You can also listen to the full interview as well as other shows here.

About Success Profiles Radio

If you have ever wondered if there is more to life than you are currently living, then Success Profiles Radio is the program for you. Each week, we will explore different aspects of success and how to apply them to your life. Guests will come from many different backgrounds, including expertise in leadership, business, relationships, careers, networking, health, overcoming adversity, and much more!

Contact Brian anytime by visiting his website at

You can find more of my podcast appearances on the Media section of the site.

The IGI Principles: Now Available!

Is about living in IGI: Inviting God/Good In
Rather than EGO:
Edging God/Good Out

Today, September 18th, 2020 is the release of my new book The IGI Principles!

This book lays out my philosophy of IGI, or Inviting God and Goodness In, and how it can transform your business and your life. 

Get The Book Here!

My second book after the Amazon Bestseller Lead to Gold, the idea for this book was born many years ago when I was inspired by Wayne Dyer’s statement that “Ego” means “Edging God Out”.  

The realization hit me that the opposite of EGO is IGI: “Inviting God In”.

In this book, I lay out my IGI philosophy while offering seven foundational principles including gratitude, integrity, forgiveness, and service that are essential for success, abundance, and happiness.

The IGI Principles help you discover your unique gifts and guide you in sharing them with the world as a spiritual being in this human experience.

These principles and strategies apply to all forms of professional work, whether the individual is a solopreneur, the CEO of a multi-million dollar company, or an employee in a company of any size.

If you are seeking to bring Spiritual Intelligence into both your life and your business or work this book will undoubtedly be a valuable resource for you.

This book is the distilled essence of what I have learned from decades of leading businesses while integrating my spiritual practice and experiencing massive success, abundance, and fulfillment as a result.

“Each moment leaders, and all people, are either Edging Good Out or Inviting Good In. This is their choice, and they are always receiving the fruits of their choices.”

There are books and teachings that help you achieve business success, and there are teachings that guide you to spiritual fulfillment – but never before has there been a blueprint to achieving both.

IGI is that teaching, and this is that book!

Get The Book Here!