Business Advice From the Pulpit

Most days I send out a letter by email with some tips and resources. This is the one from July 19th, 2022.

This past Sunday, I went to church as I often do on Sundays, and I was surprised to find that the lectionary reading echoed something that I’ve been saying on my Morning Motivation podcast for a while now.

I talk a lot about how everyone has been given particular talents and passions. By pursuing those gifts, one will find purpose, joy, meaning, and, quite likely, financial success.

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There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

1 Corinthians 12:4-11

In terms of Godly gifts and service to a congregation, it says basically the same thing. Everyone has been given unique gifts.

It goes on to explain that all those gifts are important and need to be appreciated because, like body parts, each member of the church brings something different.

This isn’t about religion or believing in God. It’s about the fact that this idea that everyone has their own unique gifts goes back thousands of years.
(But if you do believe in the Bible, that gives it a bit more weight.)

It’s the same for a company, a community, a family, or an entire economy.

Everyone is given particular gifts, and if one does not share those gifts, then everyone suffers.

If someone is meant to be a tramua coach but languishes in minimum wage fast food work, then there are people who need their help who don’t get it.
If someone is meant to be an artist but works a deadend office job, then the world is poorer.
If someone is meant to be a one-on-one coach but spends all their energy building courses because that’s how they’re told to make money, the people who need them miss them.

What is your gift?
Are you embracing it?
Are you sharing it with the world?
Or are you making excuses for why it can’t be shared?

If you’re still trying to figure it out, or you know someone who is, I encourage you to invite them to my “How the heck does anyone make a living in 2022?” workshop on August 3rd at 6 PM Eastern.

-Michael Whitehouse
​​​​​​​The Guy Who Knows a Guy

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Phil Gerbyshak, Speaker, Podcaster, Pinball Wizard – Interview #106

Phil Gerbyshak works with small businesses to use social and virtual selling to increase their profitability, productivity and performance, with speaking, training and coaching programs delivered virtually, in-person and hybrid. He’s written 5 books, and his 6th book, Virtual Selling Essentials, will be available in the first quarter of 2022. When he’s not doing all things sales, he’s a husband, and a bonus dad to two kiddos and two dogs. Please welcome sales speaker, sales podcaster and pinball wizard Phil Gerbyshak to the show.

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Michael Buzinski, Buzzworthy Website Marketing – Interview #104

Michael Buzinski, President & CMO of Buzzworthy Website Marketing, is a lifelong entrepreneur, digital marketing thought leader, and best-selling author. Dubbed a “visionary marketer” by the American Marketing Association, Michael’s sole mission is to help entrepreneurs avoid the time drain and frustration of managing profitable digital marketing campaigns. Buzz, as most call him, has simplified digital marketing success with The Rule of 26 and is on a mission to double the website revenue of service-centric businesses across America.

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Jay Fairbrother, The Profit Architects – Interview #103

Jay Fairbrother is a serial entrepreneur, coach and consultant with 30+ years of experience in starting, scaling, buying and selling businesses. He is a licensed Sales Coach and Sales Trainer, as well as a Peer Group Facilitator. Jay is also the Executive VP of Chapters for the Global Leaders Organization (GLO), and his job is to recruit Chairs and start Chapters all over the world.


Jay’s story includes losing everything in the 2010 financial crisis and rising from the ashes.


He has years of experience presenting online, doing webinars to sell products and services and in being interviewed for various publications and media. He knows how to add value to listeners and engage them with stories and anecdotes. Jay also offers affiliate commissions for his products and services.


Jay’s focus now is on helping entrepreneurs profit more… period. Whether through improving sales skills to convert more prospects already in the pipeline, or through making small incremental changes that can have a huge impact on profits, Jay customizes his coaching and consulting with each business owner based on their goals. More growth usually means more headaches. More profits can mean more money in your pocket or more personal freedoms or making the world a better place or selling your business… but none of that happens without Profits.


His WHY derives from reinventing himself and committing to helping other entrepreneurs avoid his failures, mistakes and lessons learned.


His mission over the next decade is to help 100 entrepreneurs to each add six-figures in profits to their businesses.

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Lisa Santiago McNeill – Interview #102

Lisa Santiago McNeill is the coaches coach: coach and publisher.
Born in NYC, raised in the Bronx, Lisa lives in Charlotte, NC with her amazing purpose partner and husband, Brian K. McNeill. From beginning to end her story is about PURPOSE. Yours, hers and ours. There is a time and a purpose and a season for everything under the sun. She has experienced life from so many different vantage points and in each age and stage of her life she has decided to move forward and make the BEST out of every situation.

Lisa Santiago McNeill overcome childhood abuse and molestation, being a runaway at 13, dropping out of school at 16, using drugs and being used for her body to go on to a 20 year career at IBM, starting after-school program for children, to finally leave it all, write her book, Discovering Your Why: A Journey to Wholeness and help other women to find their inner strength and power.

She is now a successful 6 figure coach and publisher, having helped over 90 authors tell their stories of overcoming and stand in the power of their truth.

We are not WHAT we are because of our past. We are WHO we are because of it.


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Ramesh Dewangan, Quantum Vision Consulting – Interview #98

Ramesh Dewangan is the Founder and CEO of Quantum Vision Consulting, helping experienced professionals become successful and confident leaders!

Ramesh has spent over three decades in the high-tech industry-leading global teams in software development, product management, and marketing. He has launched several new high-tech products, has worked with customers, vendors, and partners to increase the product footprint. He is an MBA from Haas School of Business, Berkeley.

As a certified coach, speaker, and trainer with the John Maxwell Team, he provides leadership and personal development services, accelerating personal and professional growth for the experienced professionals. He has facilitated several webinars and mastermind sessions on personal and leadership development.

Ramesh is a Distinguished Toastmasters from Toastmasters International, the highest achievement in their public speaking program.

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Wife and husband team Emily Rose Summersett and Scott Roberts help high-achieving CEOs, business owners and entrepreneurs all over the world optimize their mental health and performance and enable them to make the impact and perform at the level they want.

Using a combination of Rapid Transformational Therapy, Advanced Meditation Techniques and Results Coaching, they help their clients upgrade their mental Operating System for Ultimate Peace of Mind, Freedom and Focus.

They been called every business owner’s secret weapon helping you break out of harmful patterns that are keeping you stuck, at the same financial level year after year or just plain unhappy, and it’s been said that working with them will catapult you to your next level.

Together, they can help you discover how to break the cycle of anxiety, stress, overwhelm and guilt that is holding you back, so you can gain a calmer and more positive perspective on life.

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Stephanie Hess Coaching is based on 15 years of business and marketing experience and coaching over 100 entrepreneurs in her career. Combining a unique background in global cosmetics marketing, professional sports PR and health coaching, with a love for personal growth and spiritual concepts; Stephanie created a refreshingly simple, 4-step, needle-moving process for creating high-value clients online, without complexity, cold selling or overwhelm.

Stephanie is of the belief that you MUST design a business model that suits you; not marketing gurus, mentors or your social media feed. For her and her clients this means building a 6 and multi-6 figure practice working part-time with just a handful of high-value, high-impact clients.

Stephanie calls NYC and Lancaster, PA home; surrounded by houseplants and a growing wine collection.

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Janet Metzger, Network Marketing Coach – Interview #93

Janet Metzger is an experienced Network Marketing Coach and Consultant with a demonstrated history of achieving stellar results. Having been a leader in various organizations, her experience varies from start-up businesses to Fortune 100 Companies.

She has led sales teams that produce $60M in annual revenue and large teams of over 10,000 members.

She is highly skilled in all aspects of Network Marketing…from A-Z. Whether it be Becoming an Inspirational Leader, Business Planning, Coaching, Development of Leaders. or Sales and Recruiting, she can fulfil the need.

She is a Subject Matter Expert in Network Marketing and Direct Selling having worked at the corporate level for 17 years, and several years building her own business. With a diverse background my other experiences includes Retail Management, Non-Profit Management. Distribution and Industrial Sales, Events and Advertising.

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