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The Shaun Tabatt Show is an interview-based program offering discussion on a variety of topics including books, music, film, and more.

Nov 7, 2018

I've been so eager to share my conversation with former US Navy SEAL, New York Times bestselling author, and entrepreneur Brandon Webb! His new book Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL's Guide is on my list of the top 5 books that have impacted me most in 2018. It's truly a must read!

About the Book: Brandon Webb has run life-threatening missions in the world's worst trouble spots, whether that meant jumping out of airplanes, taking down hostile ships on the open sea, or rolling prisoners in the dead of night in the mountains of Afghanistan. As a Navy SEAL, he learned how to manage the natural impulse to panic in the face of terrifying situations. As media CEO and national television commentator, he has learned how to apply those same skills in civilian life. 

Drawing on his experiences in combat and business, along with colorful anecdotes from his vast network of super-achiever friends from astronauts to billionaires, Webb shows how people from all walks of life can stretch and transcend their boundaries and learn to use their fears as fuel to achieve more than they ever thought possible. "Fear can be a set of manacles, holding you prisoner," writes Webb. "Or it can be a slingshot, catapulting you on to greatness."

The key, says Webb, is not to fight fear or try to beat it back, but to embrace and harness it. In the process, rather than being your adversary, your fear becomes a secret weapon that allows you to triumph in even the most adverse situations. In Mastering Fear, Webb and his bestselling coauthor John David Mann break this transformation down into five practical steps, creating a must-read manual for anyone looking for greater courage and mastery in their lives.

About the Author: Brandon Webb is a former US Navy SEAL, New York Times bestselling author, and founder and CEO of Hurricane Group, a media and ecommerce business focused on military entertainment, news, and monthly clubs. His titles include The Red CircleBenghazi: The Definitive ReportThe Killing School, and Total Focus.

Connect with Brandon:

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Oct 30, 2018

It's an honor to welcome bestselling author Levi Lusko to the show to share about his life-changing new book I Declare War: Four Keys to Winning the Battle with Yourself (Thomas Nelson, 2018).

About the Book:  Whether you recognize it or not, you're at war with yourself. There's anxiety. Selfishness. Self-sabotaging tendencies. Narcissism. The black dog of depression. The inability to do the great things you long to do because you spend so many hours mindlessly drifting through the internet.

It is war, but all is not lost. You can win—if you choose to engage.

In I Declare War, Levi Lusko candidly shares about his struggles with moodiness, bullying, suicidal thoughts, night terrors, and difficulty managing himself. He identifies four weapons you have at your disposal—thoughts, words, behaviors, and power—and illustrates how to use them to achieve ongoing victory. These practical tools from God’s Word will help you learn to

  • retaliate against your anxiety by filling your heart with truth and making it inhospitable to terror
  • stop being victimized by your bad behaviors and become the victor you were born to be 
  • overcome self-imposed isolation by learning to think right so you can live right
  • spare your family unnecessary heartache by confronting your dysfunction so they don’t have to

It’s time to stop being your own worst enemy. Declare war and become the person, the spouse, the parent, and the leader God intended you to be.

About the Author:  Levi Lusko is the author of the bestselling books Through the Eyes of a Lion and Swipe Right. He is also the lead pastor of Fresh Life Church – a multisite church located in Montana, Utah, Oregon, and Wyoming that he and his wife Jennie pioneered in 2007. Levi travels around the world speaking about Jesus. He takes pleasure in small things, such as black coffee, new shoes, fast Internet, and falling asleep in the sun. He and his wife have one son: Lennox, and four daughters: Alivia, Daisy, Clover, and Lenya, who is in heaven. His new book I Declare War, is available now.

Connect with Levi:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/236.

Oct 30, 2018

I'm honored to welcome Bullet Journal creator Ryder Carroll to the podcast to share the story behind his wildly popular organizational method. His new book The Bullet Journal Method details how you can go from passenger to pilot of your life through intentional living.

About the Book:  For years Ryder Carroll tried countless organizing systems, online and off, but none of them fit the way his mind worked. Out of sheer necessity, he developed a method called the Bullet Journal that helped him become consistently focused and effective. When he started sharing his system with friends who faced similar challenges, it went viral. Just a few years later, to his astonishment, Bullet Journaling is a global movement. 

The Bullet Journal Method is about much more than organizing your notes and to-do lists. It's about what Carroll calls "intentional living": weeding out distractions and focusing your time and energy in pursuit of what's truly meaningful, in both your work and your personal life. It's about spending more time with what you care about, by working on fewer things. His new book shows you how to...

  • Track the past: Using nothing more than a pen and paper, create a clear and comprehensive record of your thoughts.
  • Order the present: Find daily calm by tackling your to-do list in a more mindful, systematic, and productive way.
  • Design the future: Transform your vague curiosities into meaningful goals, and then break those goals into manageable action steps that lead to big change. 

Carroll wrote this book for frustrated list-makers, overwhelmed multitaskers, and creatives who need some structure. Whether you've used a Bullet Journal for years or have never seen one before, The Bullet Journal Method will help you go from passenger to pilot of your own life.

About the Author:  Ryder Carroll is a digital product designer and inventor of the Bullet Journal method. He's had the privilege of working with companies like Adidas, American Express, Cisco, IBM, Macy's, and HP. He's been featured by the New York Times, LA Times, Fast Co., The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Vogue, New York Magazine, Bloomberg, and others.

Connect with Ryder:

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Sep 27, 2018

Don't miss this special live episode of The Shaun Tabatt Show with my good friend Ana Werner. We talk about our recent time together at Sid Roth's It's Supernatural and dig into some of my favorite chapters from her new book Seeing Behind the Veil: 100 Invitations to Intimate Encounters with the Holy Spirit. The interview wraps up with a special time of prayer and activation.

About the Book:  Every day is a fresh invitation to step behind the veil and encounter the Holy Spirit in a new way!

In this unique supernatural experience, seer, prophet, and missionary, Ana Werner shares insights she has received through prophetic encounters, angelic visitations, and supernatural visions.

These inspirational entries—drawn from Ana’s personal history of encounters with God—are words from Heaven that are sure to infuse every day with hope, encouragement, healing, and assurance of God’s nearness.

Including both Scripture passages and prophetic words, these devotionals offer powerful insights on:

  • Dwelling in God’s Presence: living with a consistent awareness of the Holy Spirit’s nearness.
  • Spiritual warfare: how winning spiritual battles can impact your everyday life.
  • Amplifying God’s voice: positioning yourself to hear God’s words just for you.
  • Comfort, strength, courage, and faith: anchors of hope for the daily challenges you face.
  • Angelic activity: how to partner with the Heavenly hosts to release God’s plans for your life.

Gain new strength by encountering the supernatural presence of God, every day!

About the Author: Ana Werner and her husband Sam, are the Associate Directors of the Heartland Healing Rooms in Lees Summit, Missouri, and also founders of Acacia Ministries International. The bestselling author of The Seer's Path, Ana travels and equips people internationally on seeing in the Spirit, moving in the prophetic, and healing ministry. Her transparency as she shares on the realities and experiences she has in heaven, bring the Holy Spirit, the love of the Father and the power of God into the room when she speaks. Ana is passionate about leading people into encountering Jesus’ heart.

Connect with Ana:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/234.

Sep 26, 2018

Acclaimed religion and culture writer Jonathan Merritt joins me on this episode to explore the reasons sacred language is declining and talk about why it's high time we breathe new life into our spiritual conversations.

About the Book:  As America rapidly becomes a pluralistic, postmodern society, many of us struggle to talk about faith. We can no longer assume our friends understand words such as grace or gospel. Others, like lost and sin, have become so negative they are nearly conversation-enders.
 
Jonathan Merritt knows this frustration well. After Jonathan moved from the Bible Belt to New York City, he discovered that whenever conversations turned to spirituality, the words he'd used for decades didn't connect with listeners anymore. In a search for answers and understanding, Jonathan uncovered a spiritual crisis affecting tens of millions. 
 
In this groundbreaking book, one of America's premier religion writers revives ancient expressions through cultural commentary, vulnerable personal narratives, and surprising biblical insights. Both provocative and liberating, Learning to Speak God from Scratch will breathe new life into your spiritual conversations and lure you into the embrace of the God who inhabits them.

About the Author:  Jonathan Merritt is one of America's most prolific religion and culture writers. An award-winning contributor for The Atlantic, he has published thousands of articles in outlets such as USA Today, Buzzfeed, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. As a sought-after commentator, Jonathan has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC News, and NPR. He holds two graduate degrees in religion and resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Connect with Jonathan:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/233.

Sep 20, 2018

Blake Healy has been seeing angels and demons for as long as he can remember. On today's broadcast he pulls back the veil to show us what it's like to see in the unseen realm and shares why he believes this is a gift available to all Christians.

About the Book:  For as long as he can remember, Blake K. Healy has seen angels and demons. He sees them as clearly as he would see you if you were standing right in front of him. He sees angels dancing in worship services and whispering words of encouragement in people’s ears. He also sees demons latching on to people and perpetuating addiction and bitterness in their hearts.

The Veil chronicles how Blake matured in this gifting, while overcoming the fear and confusion of what he saw, how he learned to use his gift of seeing for God’s glory, and how to teach others to do the same.

This new and updated version of The Veil also includes a brief guide on how to begin growing in the gift of seeing in the spirit yourself, as well as an appendix of scriptural references to the spirit realm and angels, along with Blake’s commentary on these passages.

About the Author:  Blake Healy has been able to see both angels and demons from a very young age. Though this gift has had its ups and downs, the message that Blake carries through it is one of love and intimacy. He has made it his goal to invite people into a greater understanding of God's goodness.

Blake has been involved in the prophetic ministry for over fifteen years. He attended three years at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry and now teaches at the Bethel Atlanta School of Supernatural Ministry

Connect with Blake:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/232.

Sep 19, 2018

I can't wait for all of you to listen to my powerful conversation with mindfulness expert and Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Leah Weiss! We talk about her affinity for making infant leg warmers, how she got interested in mindfulness practices at a very young age, and why a lack of self-awareness might be holding you back from the success you've been looking for at work and at home. You don't want to miss this one!

About the Book:  In today’s workplace, the traditional boundaries between "work" and "personal" are neither realistic nor relevant. From millennials seeking employment in the sharing economy to Gen Xers telecommuting to Baby Boomers creating a meaningful second act, the line that separates who we are from the work we do is blurrier than ever.

The truth is, we don’t show up for our jobs as a portion of ourselves—by necessity, we bring both our hearts and our minds to everything we do. In How We Work, mindfulness expert and creator of the perennially-waitlisted Stanford Business School course "Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion" Dr. Leah Weiss explains why this false dichotomy can be destructive to both our mental health and our professional success.

The bad news, says Weiss, is that nothing provides more opportunities for negative emotions—anxiety, anger, envy, fear, and paranoia, to name a few—than the dynamics of the workplace. But the good news is that these feelings matter. How we feel at and about work matters—to ourselves, to the quality of our work, and ultimately to the success of the organizations for which we work.

The path to productivity and success, says Weiss, is not to change jobs, to compartmentalize our feelings, or to create a false "professional" identity—but rather to listen to the wisdom our feelings offer. Using mindfulness techniques, we can learn how to attend to difficult feelings without becoming subsumed by them; we can develop an awareness of our bigger picture goals that orients us and allows us to see purpose in even the most menial tasks. In How We Work, Weiss offers a set of practical, evidence-based strategies for practicing mindfulness in the real world, showing readers not just how to survive another day, but how to use ancient wisdom traditions to sharpen their abilities, enhance their leadership and interpersonal skills, and improve their satisfaction.

About the Author:  Leah Weiss, PhD, is a researcher, professor, consultant, and author. She teaches courses on compassionate leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is principal teacher and founding faculty for Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Program, conceived by the Dalai Lama. She also directs Compassion Education and Scholarship at HopeLab, an Omidyar Group research and development nonprofit focused on resilience. She lives in Palo Alto, California with her husband and three children.

Connect with Leah:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/231.

Sep 18, 2018

In this episode I sit down with Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis to talk about the ways her personal faith journey and convictions influenced her decision to defend traditional marriage and religious freedom.

About the Book:  This true story goes behind the scenes to reveal how God gave this unlikely candidate a platform to defend marriage and religious freedom.

In this amazing narrative of redemption and courage, Davis details her personal experience from the moment former Governor Beshear ordered the state’s county clerks to issue same-sex marriage licenses, throughout her arrest and release from jail.

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee “It’s a great read. But more than that, this remarkable story of what God did in Kim’s life gives me hope for our nation.”

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin said, “When history called upon Kim, she was both ready and willing to respond. Will the same be said of you?”

Copies of Kim's book are available through the Liberty Counsel.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/230.

Sep 17, 2018

So excited to bring Kyle Mann on for this episode of The Shaun Tabatt Show! We discuss this history of The Babylon Bee and explore how a couple of guys running a Christian satire website end up getting a book deal with a major Christian publisher.

About the Book: Written in the trademark style of The Babylon Bee, this book humorously satirizes cultural Christianity while peppering in subtle challenges to the reader. Through humor and sarcasm (and a handy meter to rank your "holiness" as you progress through the book), readers will be called to find a more biblical understanding of the Christian faith, all while poking fun at the quirks of the modern, American Christian community.

Connect with The Babylon Bee:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/229.

Sep 15, 2018

Award-winning social entrepreneur Justin Zoradi joins me on this broadcast to share about his new book Made for These Times: A Start-Up Guide to Calling, Character, and Work That Matters and to talk about the life-changing work of his organization These Numbers Have Faces.

About the Book:  Award-winning social entrepreneur Justin Zoradi was once haunted by this question as a young person daunted by the world's needs, yet wanting to make a difference. But when some friends from across the world invited him to join them, Justin said yes - and felt a small spark ignite within. That spark led to the founding of These Numbers Have Faces, a social enterprise investing in the next generation of African leaders.

Made For These Times is a field guide to help you find your own spark as you remember who you were made to be. Through 26 power-packed microchapters, you will learn how to bolster ambition with character, dig deep to find your grit, and rise up to the challenges of today.

Along the way, Justin weaves together compelling narrative, historical anecdotes, practical tips, and a six-part road map to equip you to join God in the work he is already doing. The result is a hope-filled blueprint for fighting back against fear and building a life of purpose.

A life of significance isn't about what you are doing, it's about who you are becoming. In these trying times, God is calling you to be brave. Made For These Times is a rallying declaration that we cannot rely on the heroes of the past to engage the challenges of today. It's your turn – let this book be the spark you’ve been waiting for.

About the Author:  Justin Zoradi is the founder of These Numbers Have Faces, a social enterprise investing in the next generation of African leaders. He also serves as the president of GivingFuel, a fundraising platform empowering thousands of organizations worldwide. Justin lives with his family in Portland, Oregon.

Connect with Justin:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/228.

Sep 4, 2018

It's an honor to welcome my friend Hakeem Collins back to the show. This time around we're discussing his new book Command Your Healing: Prophetic Declarations to Receive and Release Healing Power (Destiny Image, 2018).

About the Book:  Do you fully understand what it means to walk in your spiritual authority and exercise your Kingdom rights as a believer? If you or a loved one need a healing touch from God, there is a powerful, Bible-based strategy that you can start operating in today!

Command Your Healing is a power-packed prophetic experience that combines intentional meditation on God’s word with confident declarations of God’s promises to attain a healing miracle!

Through revelation on key healing Scriptures, faith declarations, inspiring testimonies, prophetic decrees, and healing confessions you will be equipped to break demonic sickness and strongholds that hold back healing.

As you read the daily devotionals, declarations, and testimonies contained in this book, you will learn to:

  • Activate supernatural faith that releases personal healing
  • Access breakthrough keys of healing power outlined in Scripture
  • Walk in your spiritual authority over the works of darkness
  • Implement and apply healing commands, confessions, and prayers
  • Prophesy words of healing over yourself and others

God has given you supernatural Kingdom authority.  Stop simply praying about healing and learn how to boldly command it to be released, in Jesus’ Name! 

About the Author:  Dr. Hakeem Collins is an empowerment specialist, respected emerging prophetic voice, governmental minister, life coach, and sought-after conference speaker. He is known for his keen accurate prophetic gifting and supernatural ministry. He is the founder of Champions International, The Prophetic Academy, and Revolution Network based in Wilmington, Delaware, where he resides. He is the author of several books including Heaven Declares and Prophetic Breakthrough. He has been featured on many television, streaming, and radio programs including Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural and Cornerstone TV.

Connect with Hakeem:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/227.

Aug 27, 2018

In this episode Shaun sits down with his friend and colleague David Horton to talk about the wild success of the 1st edition of The Portable Seminary and why after 12 years it's time for a new edition.

About the Book:  Deepen your biblical and theological knowledge without the time, expense, and formality of seminary. In this extensively updated book, discover all the major topics in a typical seminary master's program authoritatively taught by respected professors, authors, and leaders. This introduction to a biblical studies degree is ideal for the layperson or anyone in vocational ministry who lacks the time or finances to attend classes, who lives where formal training is unavailable, or whose previous education is primarily secular. Study what you want, when you want. Subjects include:

  • systematic theology
  • surveys of the Old and New Testaments
  • apologetics
  • world religions
  • church history
  • homiletics
  • leadership
  • Christian education
  • and more.

About the Editor:  David Horton is a former businessman, missionary, and mission executive whose publishing experience began nearly twenty years ago. A graduate of Oregon State University, he is currently editorial director at Bethany House Publishers and the author of three previous books, including Boys Life Adventure Bible Storybook.

Connect with David:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/226.

Jul 4, 2018

Mark Rutland's new book David The Great: Deconstructing the Man After God's Own Heart is one of the best books on the life of David that I've encountered in the past 25 years. I guarantee you'll learn something new as he helps us separate fact from fiction and myth from legend. 

This will be amongst my top 10 favorite interviews of 2018!

About the Book:  King David was a complicated, conflicted man of flesh. But too often he is viewed as an Americanized shepherd boy on a Sunday school felt board or a New Testament saint alongside the Virgin Mary. Not only does this neglect one of the Bible’s most complex stories of sin and redemption; it also bypasses the gritty life lessons inherent in the amazing true story of David. 

Mark Rutland shreds the felt-board character, breaks down the sculpted marble statue, and unearths the real David of the Bible. Both noble and wretched, neither a saint nor a monster, at times victorious and other times a failure, David was through it all a man after God’s own heart.

About the Author:  Dr. Mark Rutland, is a New York Times best selling author and columnist for Ministry Today magazine. He is president of Global Servants and the National Institute of Christian Leadership, having served previously as the pastor of a mega-church and president of two universities. Rutland and his wife, Alison, have been married and in ministry together for more than fifty years. They have three children and nine grandchildren. Through their ministry Global Servants the Rutlands established House of Grace home for tribal girls in Chiang Rai, Thailand to protect little girls from sex trafficking. Since 1986 House of Grace has been “saving little girls for big destinies.” Its work in West Africa, largely in remote villages, has built churches and village hygiene services in five countries. For speaking appointments Rutland is represented by Premiere Speakers Bureau.

Connect with Mark:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/225.

Jul 3, 2018

One of the key elements of daily success is having a solid morning routine. Benjamin Spall has interviewed several hundred of the world's most successful people about the daily habits that keep them at the top of their game. Listen in for a few of the tips and life hacks that will empower you to start every day inspired.

About the Book:  Marie Kondo performs a quick tidying ritual to quiet her mind before leaving the house. The president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, mixes three shots of espresso with three scoops of cocoa powder and two sweeteners. Fitness expert Jillian Michaels doesn't set an alarm, because her five-year-old jolts her from sleep by jumping into bed for a cuddle every morning.

Part instruction manual, part someone else's diary, the authors of My Morning Routine interviewed  sixty-four of today's most successful people, including  three-time Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, and General Stanley McChrystal–and offer advice on creating a routine of your own.

Some routines are all about early morning exercise and spartan living; others are more leisurely and self-indulgent. What they have in common is they don't feel like a chore. Once you land on the right routine, you'll look forward to waking up.

This comprehensive guide will show you how to get into a routine that works for you so that you can develop the habits that move you forward. Just as a Jenga stack is only as sturdy as its foundational blocks, the choices we make throughout our day depend on the intentions we set in the morning. Like it or not, our morning habits form the stack that our whole day is built on.

Whether you want to boost your productivity, implement a workout or meditation routine, or just learn to roll with the punches in the morning, this book has you covered.

About the Authors: Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander are the founders of mymorningroutine.com. Spall has written for outlets including the Huffington Post99U, and The Next Web. Xander is a product designer and engineer.

Connect with Benjamin:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/224.

Jul 2, 2018

Award-winning Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino shows us why the most successful among us break the rules, and how rebellion brings joy and meaning into our lives.

About the Book:  Rebels have a bad reputation. We think of them as troublemakers, outcasts, contrarians: those colleagues, friends, and family members who complicate seemingly straightforward decisions, create chaos, and disagree when everyone else is in agreement. But in truth, rebels are also those among us who change the world for the better with their unconventional outlooks. Instead of clinging to what is safe and familiar, and falling back on routines and tradition, rebels defy the status quo. They are masters of innovation and reinvention, and they have a lot to teach us.

Francesca Gino, a behavioral scientist and professor at Harvard Business School, has spent more than a decade studying rebels at organizations around the world, from high-end boutiques in Italy’s fashion capital, to the World’s Best Restaurant, to a thriving fast food chain, to an award-winning computer animation studio. In her work, she has identified leaders and employees who exemplify “rebel talent,” and whose examples we can all learn to embrace.

Gino argues that the future belongs to the rebel — and that there’s a rebel in each of us. We live in turbulent times, when competition is fierce, reputations are easily tarnished on social media, and the world is more divided than ever before. In this cutthroat environment, cultivating rebel talent is what allows businesses to evolve and to prosper. And rebellion has an added benefit beyond the workplace: it leads to a more vital, engaged, and fulfilling life.

Whether you want to inspire others to action, build a business, or build more meaningful relationships, Rebel Talent will show you how to succeed — by breaking all the rules.

About the Author:  Francesca Gino is an award-winning researcher and the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. She is also affiliated with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative at Harvard, and the Behavioral Insight Group at Harvard Kennedy School.

Her consulting and speaking clients include Bacardi, Akamai, Disney, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Novartis, P&G, and the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy. She has been honored as one of the world’s Top 40 Business Professors under 40 by Poets & Quants and one of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers 50.

Francesca's studies have been featured in The Economist, The New York Times, Newsweek, Scientific American, Psychology Today, and The Wall Street Journal, and her work has been discussed on National Public Radio and CBS Radio.

Connect with Francesca:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/223.

May 15, 2018

My daughter Amelia joins me on this episode for a fun and entertaining conversation with New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hollis. We talk about the amazing success of her book Girl, Wash Your Face, her new cookbook Real Life Dinners, and play 4 rounds of 7 Questions with Rachel Hollis.

Rachel in her own words:  I’m a proud working mama with four kids and an ultra hunky husband. I worship coffee like a deity, I read books like my life depends on it and think vodka with La Croix is one of the greatest inventions of the last decade. 

When it comes to women, there always seems to be a question about how we can balance everything. Girl, I don’t even try!

I’ve got four kids and whether I’m at home with them or at Chic HQ with the team, life is never calm and balanced. Instead, I embrace my chaos and seek only to feel centered amongst the flurry. The babies and housework and spreadsheets and meetings and 5th birthday parties to plan, along with a million other things that might overwhelm me? They are just a list of my many, many blessings.

Connect with Rachel:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/222.

May 4, 2018

HubSpot's Justin Champion joins me on The Shaun Tabatt Show to talk about life as a digital nomad, his path to becoming an inbound content expert, and some of the actionable things you'll discover in his brand new book Inbound Content: A Step-by-Step Guide To Doing Content Marketing the Inbound Way.

About the Book:  Inbound Content is a step-by-step manual for attracting the right people, turning them into leads, and closing them into customers. Today, everyone knows that content is king. It’s how we engage, how we inform, and how we pass the time; content is everywhere, and if you’re not leveraging its power to promote your business, you’ve already been left behind. Having a website and social media is not enough; if you truly want to take advantage of unprecedented levels of connectedness, you have to create content that draws customers in. It’s not about blindly expanding reach, it’s about reaching out to the right audience. Today’s marketplace is no longer about chasing the sale—with the right approach to content, your customers will come to you.

Your content must be valuable, relevant, and consistent—but how should it be implemented at the actual content-creation level? This book shows you how to develop a unified strategy, create compelling content tailored to your needs, and utilize that content to its greatest advantage in order to build your brand.

  • Discover the power of storytelling and generate effective content ideas
  • Plan a long-term content strategy and a content creation framework
  • Create great content, promote it, measure it, and analyze its performance
  • Extend your content’s value, become a more effective writer, and develop a growth mentality

Effective content is worth its weight in marketing gold. It stands out from the noise, and to the customer, looks like an oasis in a desert of clickbait and paid reviews. Inbound Content shows you how to plan, build, and implement your content strategy for unprecedented engagement and sales.

About the Author:  Justin Champion is a digital nomad, creating value from anywhere he can find a wireless connection. Justin has been a digital marketer since 2009, working with brands such as Wrangler Jeans, Majestic Athletic, and Hood River Distillers. Justin currently serves as the Content Professor for HubSpot Academy. Justin created HubSpot Academy’s Content Marketing Certification, a globally recognized course. HubSpot Academy’s purpose is to educate and inspire people so that we, together, transform the way the world does business.

Connect with Justin:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/221.

Apr 29, 2018

Pastor William McDowell challenges you to believe that if revival is happening anywhere, it can happen everywhere. Physical, emotional, and spiritual healings are taking place today. The people of God are passionately pursuing Him, and He is responding.

About the Book:  Revival is not a thing of the past. It s happening now! Since May of 2016 Deeper Fellowship Church in Orlando, Florida, has experienced a move of God with numerous healings and supernatural encounters. This outpouring of the Spirit bears many hallmarks of historic revivals that have taken place in the past four hundred years. 

Interwoven with stories of God working in miraculous ways, It's Happening captures biblical truths about experiencing revival and God s presence. Position yourself to join in the move of God that is already happening, and be a catalyst in spreading it. Stop waiting for revival and start seizing it.

About the Author:  William McDowell is a gifted teacher and world-renowned worship leader who has ministered in more than forty nations. He also pastors Deeper Fellowship Church in Orlando, Florida. McDowell believes the greatest privilege in ministry, apart from ministering to his family, is serving in the local church. He passionately pursues the mission of Deeper Fellowship Church, which is to cultivate a deeper fellowship with God and one another. McDowell and his wife, LaTae, have four children: Joshua, Olivia, Caleb, and Joy.

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Apr 28, 2018

Hall-of-Fame-nominated marketer and Wall Street Journal cartoonist Stu Heinecke shares a few of the secrets he uses to get past traditional gatekeepers to reach those elusive high level influencers. In this talk, you'll find out why "contact marketing" is exactly what you need to take your success to a whole new level.

About the Book:  You know how to sell—that’s your job, after all—but getting CEOs and VIPs to call you back is the tricky part. You’re in luck: That impossible-to-reach person isn’t so impossible to reach after all.

Hall-of-Fame-nominated marketer and Wall Street Journal cartoonist Stu Heinecke discovered that he could get past traditional gatekeepers to reach those elusive executives by thinking outside the box and using personalized approaches he calls “Contact Campaigns.” Including presidents, a prime minister, celebrities, countless CEOs, and even the Danish model who became his wife, Heinecke found that getting meetings with previously unreachable people was easier than ever. Now he shares his tactics and tips in this essential guide for anyone who needs to make contact.

In How to Get a Meeting with Anyone, Heinecke explains how you can use your own creative Contact Campaigns to get those critical conversations. He divulges methods he’s developed after years of experience and from studying the secrets of others who’ve had similar breakthrough results—results that other marketers considered impossible, with response rates as high as 100 percent. Through real-life success stories, Heinecke lays out 20 categories of Contact Campaigns that anyone can research and execute. Tactics range from running a contact letter as a full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal to unorthodox uses of the phone, social media, email, and snail mail to using personalized cartoons to make connections. He also packs in plenty of tips on how to determine your targets, develop pitches, and gain allies in your contact’s circle of influence.

How to Get a Meeting with Anyone provides you with a new toolkit you can put to work right away so you can make the connections that are essential to your success.

About the Author:  If ever there were someone born to write a book like How To Get A Meeting with Anyone, Stu Heinecke is that person. A Wall Street Journal cartoonist, Hall of Fame-nominated marketer and author, Heinecke discovered the magic of "Contact Marketing" early in his career, when he launched a Contact Campaign to just two dozen Vice Presidents and Directors of Circulation at the big Manhattan-based magazine publishers. That tiny $100 investment resulted in a 100% response rate, launched his enterprise and brought in millions of dollars worth of business.

Heinecke is the host and author of the How To Get A Meeting with Anyone podcast and blog, and founder and president of Contact, a Contact Marketing agency, and cofounder of Cartoonists.org, a coalition of famed cartoonists dedicated to raising funds for charity, while raising the profile of the cartooning art form. He lives on an island in the pristine Pacific Northwest with his wife, Charlotte, and their dog, Bo.

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Apr 26, 2018

Polling and trending expert Mark Penn joins me on the show to talk about some of the small, but surprisingly powerful forces that are driving big disruptions in today's business, politics, and culture.

About the Book:  Mark Penn has boldly argued that the future is not shaped by society’s broad forces but by quiet changes within narrow slices of the population. Ten years ago, he showed how the behavior of one small group can exert an outsized influence over the whole of America. His bestselling Microtrends highlighted dozens of tiny, counterintuitive trends that have since come to fruition, from the explosion of internet dating to the recent split within the Republican Party.

Today, the world is in perplexing upheaval, and microtrends are more influential than ever. In this environment, Penn offers a necessary perspective.

Microtrends Squared makes sense of what is happening in the world today. Through fifty new microtrends, Penn illuminates the shifts that are coming in the next decade. He pinpoints the unseen hand behind new power relationships that have emerged—as fringe voters and reactionary politics have found their revival, as online influencers overshadow traditional media, and as the gig economy continues to invade new swathes of industry. He speaks to the next wave of developments coming in technology, social movements, and even dating.

Offering a clear vision of the future of business, politics, and culture, Microtrends Squared is a must-read for innovators and entrepreneurs, political and business leaders, and for every curious reader looking to under­stand the wave of the future when it is just a ripple.

About the Author:  Mark Penn has spent over forty years in polling, marketing, advertising, and strategy at the highest levels of business and politics. As a leading pollster, he was chief strategist in the presidential campaigns of Bill and Hillary Clinton and is credited with identifying the influential “soccer moms” trend. He has advised Bill Gates and Tony Blair, among other world leaders, as well as companies from Ford to Verizon to Merck to McDonald’s. Today he is Chairman of the Harris Poll and Managing Partner of the Stagwell Group, a collection of digital marketing firms. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Microtrends and has written for the Wall Street JournalPolitico, and other publications.

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Apr 25, 2018

I'm honored to welcome Matt Perman to the show to talk about his brand new book How to Get Unstuck, which I believe will become the new gold standard for how to live a life marked by God-honoring productivity.

About the Book:  Most of us are trying to make a difference where we are, yet feel overwhelmed, overloaded, and far too busy. Some even have great, world-changing ideas -- but get stuck trying to make them happen.  How do you get "unstuck" from these things to make a real difference -- without resorting to complex systems that take more time to keep up than they actually save?

How to Get Unstuck answers this question by introducing readers to ten core principles that are at the heart of becoming an effective person for the glory of God. These principles are flexible enough for people to adapt and apply them to their own life and context. 

This book is more than just good ideas that you read and never apply. How to Get Unstuck walks you step-by-step through the core principles that free you to be more effective in everything you do. Each chapter also has an "Unstuck Clinic" that allows you to reflect and apply the principles more fully to yourself.

How can we learn the discipline of personal effectiveness? Starting with the Scriptures and drawing on the best contemporary research, How to Get Unstuck shows you how to live an integrated life. True effectiveness is accomplishing God's purposes, in God's way, and for God's glory, and this book will show you how.

About the Author:  Matt is the author of the best-selling book What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done and is a popular speaker on leadership, productivity, and theology from a God-centered perspective. His work has been featured in Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and Desiring God.

In 2015 he co-founded the organization, What’s Best Next, to help empower Christians to be more productive in all areas of life, and to do so in a way that is God-centered and gospel-driven.

Prior to that he served for 13 years at Desiring God leading the web department, serving as director of strategy, and helping build the ministry for greater spreading. He has also served as director of marketing at Made to Flourish, an organization dedicated to equipping pastors to connect faith and work.

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Apr 24, 2018

PR is ripe for transformation. Are you ready to embark on the Inbound PR journey? If you're a PR professional or PR agency owner, you don't want to miss my talk with HubSpot's Iliyana Stareva.

About the Book:  Inbound PR is the handbook that can transform your agency’s business. Today’s customer is fundamentally different, and traditional PR strategies are falling by the wayside. Nobody wants to feel “marketed to;” we want to make our own choices based on our own research and experiences online. When problems arise, we demand answers on social media, directly engaging the company in front of a global audience. We are the most empowered, sophisticated customer base in the history of PR, and PR professionals must draw upon an enormous breadth of skills and techniques to serve their clients’ interests. Unfortunately, those efforts are becoming increasingly ephemeral and difficult to track using traditional metrics. This book merges content and measurement to give today’s PR agencies a new way to build brands, evaluate performance and track ROI.

The ability to reach the new consumer, build the relationship, and quantify the ROI of PR services allows you to develop an inbound business and the internal capabilities to meet and exceed the needs of the most demanding client. In this digital age of constant contact and worldwide platforms, it’s the only way to sustainably grow your business and expand your reach while bolstering your effectiveness on any platform. This book shows you what you need to know, and gives you a clear framework for putting numbers to reputation.

  • Build brand awareness without “marketing to” the audience
  • Generate more, higher-quality customer or media leads
  • Close the deal and nurture the customer or media relationship
  • Track the ROI of each stage in the process

Content is the name of the game now, and PR agencies must be able to prove their worth or risk being swept under with obsolete methods. Inbound PR provides critical guidance for PR growth in the digital era, complete with a practical framework for stimulating that growth.

About the Author:  Iliyana Stareva is Global Partner Program Manager at HubSpot, where she ensures a partner-first approach and enables company teams to collaborate, communicate, and make change happen better across global offices. With a background in PR and agency business consulting as well as a fluent speaker and writer in Bulgarian, English, and German.

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Apr 10, 2018

Whoever you are, whatever your financial situation, serial entrepreneur and CEO Matt Manero is here to give you a wake-up call to the reality that if you want to walk in freedom and experience the life of your dreams, it's going to take real money.

About the Book:  Twenty-five years ago, I set off on my own with nothing but a folding table and a phone. For years, real success eluded me. I told people I was doing well when I was often on the edge of being broke. 

Millions of people face the same plight--including my beloved brother-in-law, who died tragically before he could fix his money problems. That was MY wake-up call. I knew I needed more money, but I didn't know how to get it. I only turned things around by getting honest with myself, taking responsibility for my situation, and figuring out some practical solutions. Now I'm going to show you how to do the same. 

In polite society, we don't like to talk about money. But it's too important to tiptoe around. In these pages, you and I are going to cut the BS and get real. For starters, I'll help you understand . . . 

  • How the money has moved. Stop making decisions based on advice that worked decades ago, but no longer.
  • The dangers of living in a "False Positive." It's easy to tell ourselves that we have enough-- until we're hit with medical bills, aging parents, tuition, or early retirement.
  • The cheap comfort of the blamer mind-set: It might feel good to blame the government, the economy, or your boss for your troubles, but it won't change anything. Do you want an excuse, or do you want more money?
  • The power of "Lifestyle by Design." Visualize your long-term goal and work backward to figure out how to get there.
  • The trade-offs of being an employer or employee. You can get rich by starting a business or by rising to the top of an existing organization.

Let's figure out what's right for you. It's going to take grit and guts, but if you follow my road map, you'll start accumulating real wealth, the kind that lets you live the life of your dreams and lasts for generations to come.

About the Author:  Matt Manero is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of four companies, including Commercial Fleet Financing, which made the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest-growing companies two years in a row. He hosts a syndicated radio show and podcast on the Lifestyle Talk Radio Network and speaks to audiences around the country. He lives with his wife and three sons in Dallas.

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Apr 9, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Jason Hanson joins me to share a few tips and tricks from his new book Survive Like a Spy: Real CIA Operatives Reveal How They Stay Safe in a Dangerous World and How You Can Too. We talk about the most critical items every traveler needs to stay safe abroad, the surprising actions that will give you the best chance of surviving a kidnapping, and much more.

About the Book:  Everyone loves a good spy story, but most of the ones we hear are fictional. That's because the most dangerous and important spycraft is done in secret, often hidden in plain sight.

In this powerful new book, bestselling author and former CIA officer Jason Hanson takes the reader deep inside the world of espionage, revealing true stories and expert tactics from real agents engaged in life-threatening missions around the world.

With breathtaking accounts of spy missions in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and elsewhere, the book reveals how to:

  • Achieve mental sharpness to be ready for anything
  • Escape if taken hostage
  • Set up a perfect safe site
  • Assume a fake identity 
  • Master the "Weapons of Mass Influence" to recruit others, build rapport, and make allies when you need them most

With real-life spy drama that reads like a novel paired with expert practical techniques, Survive Like a Spy will keep you on the edge of your seat – and help you stay safe when you need it most.

About the Author:  Jason Hanson is a former CIA officer, security specialist, and winner of ABC's hit reality series Shark Tank. His previous book, Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life, was a New York Times bestseller. Jason is a highly sought-after expert on safety and survival, and has appeared on The Rachael Ray Show, Today, Dateline, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Cedar City, Utah, with his family.

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Apr 7, 2018

It's a great honor to welcome business journalist and now author Elaine Pofeldt to The Shaun Tabatt Show to share about her empowering new book The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want.

About the Book:  The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. In The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt outlines the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds of business owners who've done it. She explains how to identify, launch, grow, and reinvent the business, showing how a single individual can generate $1 million in revenue--something only larger small companies have done in the past. Both inspirational and practical, this book will appeal to all who seek a great work life and a great lifestyle.

About the Author:  Elaine Pofeldt is an independent journalist who specializes in writing about careers and entrepreneurship. As a senior editor at Fortune Small Business magazine, she was twice nominated for the National Magazine Award for her feature stories.

She went freelance in October 2007 and has since written for publications including Fortune, Money, Inc., Forbes, The Economist Intelligence Unit, CNBC, CBS Moneywatch, BNET, MSN, Global Trade, Working Mother, Good Housekeeping, and a variety of other print and online publications. At Crain's New York Business, she served as a contributing editor, focused on the weekly's small business coverage. At Fortune, she has written a column called David vs. Goliath, looking at small companies that are taking on giant competitors.

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