The Top 5 Podcast Episodes of 2021

2021 may have felt like a rerun of 2020, but it was a great year for podcasting and trying to make sense of it all. (At least I needed to try to make sense of it all). From Simon Sinek, Jean Twenge, and Patrick Lencioni to Adam Grant, Christine Caine, and Tim Keller, I’ve been…

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CNLP 464: Simon MacRae and Darcy MacDonell on Launching Two Successful In-Person Businesses in a Pandemic, and Bringing Top Level Dining to a Small Market That Usually Doesn’t Support It

COVID was brutal on restaurateurs, and many didn’t make it. Enter Simon MacRae and Darcy MacDonnell, who launched not one but two successful restaurants during lockdown. Not only did The Common Stove and Picnic thrive, but they launched them in a small town famous for not being able to sustain fine food ventures. They explain…

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CNLP 463: Mark Batterson on How to Stay Motivated and Encouraged in Church Leadership, Habit Formation and Reframing the Future

New York Times bestselling author and National Community Church founding pastor, Mark Batterson, discusses what many leaders—especially church leaders—have struggled with over the last two years: Discouragement. He shares his personal ups and downs, how he’s motivated himself and stayed encouraged, what he’s learning about habit formation personally and when it comes to church attendance,…

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CNLP 459: Michelle Williams on Destiny’s Child, Staying Friends with Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland, and Why Success Can’t Fulfill Unmet Needs

At age 20, Michelle Williams was approached by Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland to become the next member of Destiny’s Child, a moment that changed her life. Michelle talks about the pressure of fame, public life, her battles with depression, why she’s still great friends with Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé long after Destiny’s Child disbanded, and…

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CNLP 456: The Art of Charm’s AJ Harbinger and Johnny Dzubak on the Journey to 250 Million Downloads, How to Boost Your Confidence and Communication, and Advice to Church Leaders

The path to success is almost never linear. AJ Harbinger and Johnny Dzubak started The Art of Charm over a decade ago and really had no idea of what it would become. 250 million downloads later, they share some of the struggles and high points, talk about how they teach young leaders communication and confidence…

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CNLP 455: Jessica Jackley on the Best Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders, How to Separate Your Identity from Success and Failure, and Why Really Honest Feedback Matters

Jessica Jackley is a serial entrepreneur who shares her top lessons acquired as a founder of multiple ventures, including Kiva and Alltruists. She talks about what the most successful entrepreneurs and leaders have in common, what Oprah taught her about preparation, how to ensure that success and failure don’t determine your identity, and why ‘touchy…

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