Archives for December 2020

The Corporate Escapists Podcast: Business With Purpose

I recently sat down to talk with Christine from the Corporate Escapists Podcast about business, mindset, spirituality, and my exit from Corporate America to start my own business.

I truly believe that the universe has given us a sign to stop and take note of our current way of living and how we can change our lives for a better future.

This is a jammed pack interview and not to be missed.

Watch the Interview on Youtube

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

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About Christine

Transition and Lifestyle Coach, Host of The Corporate Escapists TV Show & Podcast, Speaker & Educator. In a past life, she was a corporate queen, earning the big bucks & working her way up that ladder. From the outside, she had it all, but felt completely dead inside. It wasn’t until she hit rock bottom that she really discovered what was missing from her life. She realized she had no idea who she was. What lit her up. What was setting her soul on fire? What was her passion in life? But after years of doing the inner work, she has rebuilt her life and now she wants to help you do the same.

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The Mindful Impact Podcast with Justin Francisco

It was great to be on this Podcast show with Justin Francisco who was a fun and impactful host. Listen in and I hope you find value in our conversation!

91: Steve Rodgers – Inviting Good In (IGI) over Edging Good Out (EGO)Mindful Impact with Justin Francisco

On this episode of Mindful Impact with Justin Francisco, the host speaks with Steve Rodgers, a former Warren Buffet CEO and bestselling author of IGI Principles. Listen as they talk about the IGI Principle, how he helped business owners and leaders achieve success and abundance, as well as his inspirational story of his family.

Episode Highlights:

Steve Rodgers specializes in helping business owners and leaders increase profits while bringing spiritual intelligence into every aspect of personal and professional lives. Steve Rodger narrated his typical weekdays, from his morning routines, his deliverable throughout the day, up to his evening routines.

Steve is currently reading several books such as The Sermon on the Mount by Emmet Fox. Steve usually reads a book excerpt, picks it up, absorbs it, and jumps into something else rather than reading the entire book.

Wayne Dyer is a great spiritual activist, psychologist, and therapist who said that Ego represented edging God out.

“Am I an Ego or am I an IGI” is Steve’s mantra, which turned into principles.

Steve set his relationship with his wife as an example of dealing with IGI or Ego.

Sometimes ego is in control when trying to be right.

When dealing with clients, he usually checks first if his messages are coming from IGI or Ego.

Steve programmed his thoughts with IGI as if it is a device’s operating system. Take time to pause and breathe in meditation when things are starting to heat up.

Before starting to do anything, Steve frames his thinking about preparing for an IGI mindset.

Steve starts narrating his transition point to his new journey. Steve always has the drive to do more, be more, get more when he got into a real estate business in the corporate American executive world.

Steve’s Ego served him very well for many years. However, his addiction to driving, success, and alcohol started tripping him up.

Steve’s tough, disciplinarian military father is the reason for him always trying to prove something. Steve has regretted taking action against his father, but it made him prove he can finish high school and live on his own.

Part of the essential elements of the IGI formula are forgiveness, gratitude, morality, service, trust, and prayer meditation.

Steve letting go of his financially rewarding job as a CEO wasn’t by trust, but out of necessity and fear as he was fired after 15 years of service.

He ran his real estate company for five years in the worst real estate market in history. Steve sold his real estate business and broke away from that as a purpose-driven consultant and speaker.

Steve thought that he was a good father when he was a CEO, but he realized it’s the other way around from her daughter’s perspective. His daughter told her he traumatized her by being a functional alcoholic when she was young.

Steve tells a story about how her daughter left a note on a laundry basket with empty bottles stating, “AA- You need help.”

With such realizations caused by the note from her daughter, he ended up getting help and hasn’t been drinking for 18 years.

Ego strives for serving self such as food, alcohol, adoration, praise, sex, money, material wealth. When you are giving that to the ego, you can never get enough of that.

Ego finds information and deletes other information to prove they are right.

It is hard to eradicate racism, addiction, self-destructive behavior, power because we justify the ability that we are better than the others.

Prayer and meditation is the communication with the source or higher power.

Steve’s circle of friends when he was in the mid-’50s became much smaller in a much deeper relationship.

Steve usually meets his coaches once a week to twice per month, with text messages in between.

Steve has a 5-years holistic doctor, Dr. Meltzer, who challenged him to do a vegan plant-based diet.

The excessive power that we put on money will cause a problem with our balance.

Steve is motivating young entrepreneurs, young men and women, and seniors involved in business to be more focused on passion, purpose, and spiritual connection in the world.

Steve’s definition of success is the daily connection to his higher source and being led by something besides himself.

Steve’s relationship with the source is the most important and the most successful relationship that he has.

Steve would like to say to his 18-year-old self to find ways to not damage the ones you say you love the most sooner than later.

3 Key Points:

Be in control of your Ego by programming your thoughts with IGI to have control of your emotion.

Focus on your passion, purpose, and spiritual connection with the higher source. These are the true definitions of success. Be your own best friend, love yourself, and connect with yourself despite all downfall and vulnerabilities as much as your success.

Tweetable Quotes:

“Having a conversation with someone you have known for 35 years, we sometimes feel that we can read their mind and finish their sentences, and sometimes as a human being, we feel the need to defend. “

– Steve Rodgers

“When I feel my breath starting to heat up, my heart starts to rapidly go, if I feel my mind starting to go really quickly, I know it is time for me to take a quick pause”

– Steve Rodgers

“Is that energy being projected the right way?”

– Steve Rodgers

“Am I gonna walk into this from the presence of Ego or Igy? Before I start something I frame my thinking about preparing for that mindset”

– Steve Rodgers

“I am in control with my mind, and my mind is also being controlled, and I can control my emotion by my higher being controlling my mind and my emotion.”

– Steve Rodgers

“I think a lot of people can relate to trying to prove something.”

– Justin Francisco

“Trust- I think that’s the hardest thing to tackle.”

– Justin Francisco

“I’m choosing to do this because what I am now is what I am no longer passionate about. It’s no longer serving me, and I knew I was being called to do something else, and that’s when trust really kicked in”

– Steve Rodgers

“What’s interesting about that is, how we can as humans are so unaware of what we’re creating and what we’re doing, with a whole different illusion of reality.”

– Justin Francisco

“Once the ego decides a person, policy, or political group, the mind does everything like a radar to find information to prove that they are right.”

– Steve Rodgers

“For me, prayer meditation is me connecting to source, and me connecting to a higher power.”

– Steve Rodgers

“I am my own best friend means, I can still love myself and connect with myself in spite of all those things, but because of those things”

– Steve Rodgers

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

The Transformative Leader Podcast with Amir Ghannad

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TTLP 121 : “Spiritual Intelligence at Work” – November 26, 2020

Last week, I went on the Transformative Leader Podcast with Amir Ghannad where we talked about how we can all use Spiritual Intelligence to achieve and maximize our highest good, both in life and in business.

Listen here and download the episode, and head over to iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to subscribe to The Transformative Leader Podcast.

About Amir Ghannad and the Podcast

The Transformative Leader Podcast publishes every Monday and Thursday. If you enjoy the show and would like to help new listeners discover it, please leave us a rating and review on iTunes or your favorite podcast platform, and share the podcast with others. To suggest a guest for an upcoming episode, please email [email protected].

Amir Ghannad is an international keynote speaker, author of The Transformative Leader, leadership consultant, culture transformation champion, and founder of The Ghannad Group. He has made it his life’s work to guide leaders and equip them with the tools, skills, and the mindset necessary to create extraordinary workplace cultures that deliver breakthrough results. Download his free e-book, titled 5 Practical Steps to Make Your Culture Transformation Stick by clicking here.

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Want to get in touch with Amir? Email [email protected]

Overcoming The Indulgent Life: Appearance on the Active CEO Podcast

Active CEO Podcast #136 – Steve Rodgers: Overcoming The Indulgent Life

Here is my appearance on the Active CEO Podcast, where I spoke with Craig Johns about overcoming the indulgent life, working for Warren Buffet, the power of Inviting Good In vs Edging Good Out, and how everything in life is made up of energy.

We also delved into Spiritual Intelligence, energy shifts, the quest for learning, and what it takes to be a successful CEO.

Listen to the great conversation on Craig’s website

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Steve Rodgers
The Alchemy Advisors
Steve Rodgers Youtube
Steve Rodgers Facebook
Steve Rodgers Twitter
Craig Johns
Craig Johns [email protected]
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recommended Reading:

IGI Principles Steve Rodgers
Lead To Gold Steve Rodgers

Appearance on The Business Power Hour Podcast

I recently sat down with Deb Krier for an hour-long interview in which we covered a whole host of topics. It was a very enjoyable conversation and you can either listen to our discussion or watch it on youtube.

Listen to the interview below

Listen also on itunes or on Spotify

Watch the interview on Youtube

About The Business Power Hour

Every year, hundreds of books and thousands of articles are written about marketing, building your business, social media, entrepreneurship and other business topics. And, there’s an array of conferences, seminars, webinars, training, blogs – the list is endless – discussing “how to” topics for your business. As an entrepreneur or business owner yourself, you know this information is vital, but how do you keep up? After all, you have a business to run!

That’s where The Business Power Hour® on C-Suite Radio comes in. Twice a week, host Deb Krier talks with experts in a variety of business fields, as they share the latest trends, up and coming changes as well as best practices. Her guests – and listeners – are from around the world. Listeners get tactical and strategic action items that they can immediately implement in their own businesses.

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

The Business Power Hour website