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The Biggest Mistake Women Make with Men
As America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts and award–winning authors, Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz help international audiences answer questions about love, marriage and relationships. With more than 30 years of research on love and successful marriage in 48 countries across all seven continents of the world and their own 47–year marriage, the Doctors know what makes relationships work.

How to Out Interview the Competition
After giving ten years of seminars and personal counseling on the art of interviewing for a job, author Tom Payne has concluded: Most interviewees are running in the wrong direction. He's written a book called No Medal for Second Place: How to Finish First in Job Interviews to help job seekers run in the right direction by learning how to out-interview the competition.

ENCORE SHOW: The Blown Up Guy
A Combat-Wounded Veteran from the war in Afghanistan, Brian Fleming was blown up twice and severely injured when a suicide bomber exploded just 3-feet away from him in Kandahar. Now an International Speaker and #1 Best-Selling Author, Brian has entertained, inspired, and empowered countless thousands in audiences across the globe, ranging from 30-30,000 at a time

A How-to Guide for Giving and Philanthropy
Some people think only billionaires like Bill Gates can make a difference when they give. In reality, each of us can help others in our own ways. Our guest Dr. Susan Gitelson has written a book called Giving Is Not Just For The Very Rich: A How-to Guide for Giving and Philanthropy. her book helps readers clarify their priorities, choose charitable organizations wisely and become aware of how to make a real impact.

All-American Holiday
On this week's show, Rich and Zeke will introduce you to Joel Joseph, Chairman of the Made in the USA Foundation. The Made in the USA Foundation, is a non-profit organization founded in 1989. It was created to promote, domestically and internationally, products made in the USA. He'll talk about how you can be more proactive in buying American-made products, and about their holiday gift guide.

The Best Present Is Free
Writing letters is a lost art. Writing has given way to occasional jotted notes in a greeting card, short e-mails or texts. Mass-produced annual letters mailed to friends and relatives each holiday season still exist, although in fewer numbers all the time. But a real letter? The kind that's thoughtfully written by hand or on a computer with only one recipient in mind? That's a rarity. This week's guest is Lynette Smith, author of How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure: For Special Occasions and Occasions Made Special. She'll explain why your heartfelt letters of appreciation will help you establish, enhance, or even rebuild your relationships and in that way CHANGE YOUR WORLD.

Coach V and The Underdog Approach
This week's guest is success consultant, life coach and professional speaker Viliami Tuivai, better known as Coach V. Throughout his eight seasons at Boise State as an assistant football coach, Boise State participated in eight bowl games, won seven conference championships and two BCS Bowl Championships. Today Coach V draws from his wealth of experiences in life, faith and football to empower individuals to accomplish worthwhile goals.

The Problem Was Me
Why do some people become bullies and others become their victims? The reason is not that difficult to understand once you see the fine line between being a bully and being a victim. You see, before they became bullies many bullies were victims themselves. Life Mentor, Author & Speaker Thomas Gagliano was one of those people. Along his path to a better life, Thomas has had opportunities to share his experiences and insights with people from all walks of life. It wasn’t long before he began coaching or sponsoring many of them.

Just 2 Choices
Just 2 Choices is the creation of author Rico Racosky. It's a blueprint for understanding the power of every choice and a roadmap to manifesting the fantastic life that you desire—starting with your very next choice—today! The original, breakthrough, full-color “choice” graphics rapidly accelerate personal growth with instant “I get it!” insights into the quality of your everyday choices—so you quickly learn how to turn your ORDINARY everyday choices into EXTRAORDINARY choices – everyday! And live your extraordinary life…choice by choice by choice!

Church for the Fatherless
Forty percent of children in the U.S. will go to bed tonight in a home without a father. Studies show that people without fathers are at much higher risk for low educational performance, drug abuse, crime and poverty. When planting his church, our guest Mark Strong realized that fifteen of twenty core leaders, whether they were in their twenties or sixties, white or black, had grown up without an active father figure in their lives. And he determined to make a difference in the lives of the next generation.

Inspiration Through Comics
Art Ayris is executive pastor at First Baptist Leesburg in Florida, widely known for its outreach to the needy, helping over 15,000 people annually. While enjoying a successful ministry in his hometown, Art felt calling into media. After 40 days in fasting and prayer, he founded Kingstone Media Group and Kingstone comics, which is now aiming to be the world’s largest publisher of Christian comics and biblical-worldview graphic novels.

The Generosity Expert
Sharon Lapinski founded Change Gangs: Virtual Giving Circles because she wanted to help people who like to give money to causes they care about but don’t have time to research the charity, don’t feel their donation is big enough to make a difference, and end up wondering what happens to their donation after they make it. She is a generosity expert known as the Donation Defender and a nationwide expert on Giving Circles.

Living with Your Decisions
What if your life hinged on a decision that occupied less than a few seconds of time? What if you became in that instant the object of scorn and hatred for literally millions of people? How would you deal with it? Where would your faith take you from there? Our guest Lance Easley knows the answers to those questions! We will discuss the circumstances and the spiritual impact behind the most controversial call in professional football history.

College Safety 101 with the Safety Chick
Author, journalist, and motivational speaker, Kathleen Baty was the victim of a violent crime, and turned the negative experience into a positive, by becoming an advocate for women's safety, and helping to get the first anti-stalking legislation passed.

Her latest book College Saftey 101 is a guide for young women heading off to college, offering them essential advice for protecting themselves in the dorm, at parties, on Facebook, during spring break, and while studying abroad.

College Football Preview
How well do you know your college football? Are you ready for the upcoming season? This week's guest, ESPN College Football analyst Brock Huard will get you up to speed!

Plus, Award-winning biographer Randy Roberts discusses his new book RISING TIDE, The extraordinary story of how Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and Joe Namath, his star quarterback at the University of Alabama, led the Crimson Tide to victory and transformed college football into a truly national pastime.

Love Dare for Parents
This week's special guest is best-selling co-author and game-changing filmmaker Stephen Kendrick. His newest book, which he co-wrote with his brother Alex is The Love Dare for Parents, an exciting 40-day journey for parents to take with their kids based on practical wisdom from God’s word. Each chapter is uniquely written to inspire and strengthen moms and dads in daily life with their kids, and we are excited to talk with him about it.

The Financial Ballgame
This week's guest Dwayne Burnell is author of A Path to Financial Peace of Mind (January 2010) and Financial Independence in the 21st Century" (June 2012) Dwayne works with individuals, families and business owners in developing and implementing a customized financial strategy. His approach is to educate his clients and empower them - designing a lifelong financial strategy, which builds wealth while maintaining financial control.

Why Gun Control Won't Stop Gun Violence
Gun control and Second Amendment rights are a hot topic these days and Donald C. Mann, a qualified expert witness in the area of ordnance issues, has a unique perspective to bring to the discussion. Mann, a former research scientist in explosives and ordnance, worked on the guns for the Air Force’s A10 Warthog Aircraft, the Bushmaster 25mm main gun for the Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the 102mm cannon for the Abrams Tank, will weigh in on why gun control won’t stop gun problems and what is missing in the debate about guns.

Miss You Can Do It Abbey Curran
Abbey Curran was born with Cerebral Palsy, a condition that could have meant a life of difficulties and obstacles, but that is not the case. She is living proof that reaching for the stars can make all the difference in the world. She won Miss Iowa 2008 and competed in the Miss USA pageant that very same year as a living example of motivation with a Purpose! She is Abbey Curran our very special guest on this week’s show

The Flight Plan to Success
JT DeBolt is a former US Navy pilot and naval officer. He spent over 12 years on active duty, ascending from the ranks of enlisted aircraft mechanic to commissioned Naval Aviator. While flying was a lifelong dream, JT found the most rewarding aspect of military service to be the leadership lessons and success principles learned both as an enlisted sailor and naval officer. Today he shares those lessons with others through his Flight Plan to Success.

The Great Dads Project
Our guest Keith Zafren founded The Great Dads Project to inspire and empower fathers to become great dads. The Great Dads Project helps transform fathers into great dads by teaching them three core fathering practices: affirmation, acceptance, and affection. Keith has also written a book How to Be A Great Dad, an inspiring guide into the adventure of fatherhood.

Oxygen for your Relationships

On this week's show, we'll introduce you to Seattle-based Stronger Families, a grassroots movement to change the culture around marriage, so that more kids grow up with their mom and dad. They are helping couples make positive and lasting changes in their marriage through various programs like their Oxygen Seminars. Here to tell us more are Noel Meador, Executive Director of Stronger Families, and Garrick Pang, Associate Director of Stronger Families.

Gridiron Heroes Tackling Life Head On
Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation was formed in 2003 with a specific mission: To provide immediate, as well as, long term resources and support to individuals sustaining catastrophic spinal cord injury through activities associated with high school football. Our guests this week are Eddie Canales Director of Gridiron Heroes, his son Chris Canales, whose football-related spinal cord injury led to the founding of the Foundation, and Coach Bobby Hosea, who has developed a helmet-free tackling technique.

Hungry Chicken Homestead
Bonnie Simon started Hungry Chicken Homestead several years ago to help others achieve the American Dream, which is the opportunity to use your own hard work to live the life you choose. Their website tells stories of small businesses and homesteaders, people who are doing just that! She also offers writing services to businesses on a local and national level to help further the mission of Hungry Chicken Homestead

A Discussion on Spiritual Discernment
On today’s show we will seek to answer some of life’s toughest questions, Are miracles real ? Do cults really exist ? Put your spiritual discernment skills to the test and join us on Motivation with a Purpose with our guest Karl Payne. Dr. Payne is a pastor, teacher, speaker, author and chaplain. He is currently on staff at Antioch Bible Church of Redmond, WA.

The Secret is You
How do you bounce back from a low standard of living, a worrisome paycheck-to-paycheck existence, or even escape poverty? What does it take to dissolve money stress and discover your true purpose? Before embarking on the small steps to prosperity and abundance, the formerly homeless and penniless Darlene Nelson asked herself those questions. Today she’s a famous financial role model. Learn about Darlene’s inspiring journey to wealth and success, and how anyone can achieve that transformation.

Live to Forgive
Dean Smith founded Live To Forgive Ministries in 2007. His mission is to spread the message of forgiveness. Thousands of people have been inspired to trust God with their unforgiveness and have been set free from its heavy burden based on his very personal story. An award winning, feature-length documentary was made about his journey of forgiveness, called, Live To Forgive and is now available in stores

Are Your Taxes Ready This Year?
Everyone knows it’s Income Tax season, but do you really know how Obamacare, changes to the IRS tax code, and other new laws currently in front of Congress will affect you? While most Americans have been preoccupied with the roller coaster financial markets, Michael Gray, CPA and real estate tax specialist, has been gathering the information everyone needs to take advantage of tax relief opportunities most people don’t even know exist.

Creating Winning Relationships Through Sports
Millions of parents sign up their kids to play organized sports each year with the intent that the experience will be both positive and enriching, on and off the field, for their family. Too often, this ideal fails to materialize, much to the frustration of everyone. Based on experiences with thousands of families, Jose Rijo Berger will show you the true value of sports in the lives of children and provide specific steps you can take to enrich your relationship with your son or daughter.

Protecting Yourself Online
Malwarebytes started as a one man operation in 2004, Four years later, its star product was released, simply called 'Anti-Malware'. Since then the company has rapidly grown to establish itself as a serious player in the computer security industry, using a successful freemium model.Marcin Kleczynski was once the one man operation, and he is CEO of the company that has hundreds of millions of downloads and over five billion infections cleaned.

Richard Thomas - Making Champions of us all
Richard Thomas knows what it means to overcome obstacles both on and off the playing field. As a member of the University of Washington football team he triumphed over dyslexia to earn a college degree. That accomplishment also led to success on the gridiron where he helped the Huskies win three consecutive Pac-10 titles in addition to an earth shattering upset of the Miami Hurricanes ending their 58 game home winning streak. Today Richard is an inspirational speaker currently developing leaders to empower people to overcome obstacles and reach their full potential. His new company is called Coaching the Champion and is being birthed out of years of motivating, inspiring, and equipping people in a variety of different environments.

Trinity Training
After a long, cold winter, it's time to start thinking about getting fit. And to help get you motivated, we've enlisted the help of former United States Marine Michael F. Brandenburg. Michael has trained thousands of people from ages 6 to senior citizens, including athletes from all levels. Through his business, Trinity Training, he is seeking to strengthen people in mind, body, and spirit

Open Adoption, Open Hearts
The world of adoption has changed dramatically over the past twenty years. No longer do biological parents have to say goodbye to their child forever. They now have more options when deciding the type of adoption to pursue, such as open adoption. Open adoption creates the opportunity for a special relationship between biological parents, the adoptive parents, and the child. Our guest Russell Elkins is the father of two beautiful children who are living proof of successful open adoptions.

Yvonne Rousseau - Beyond Myself
Yvonne Rousseau has been involved in analyzing the epidemic of sexual violations for over 20 years. As a former law enforcement officer, victim advocate, author, singer/songwriter, and healed victim from her own childhood sexual abuse, her greatest desire is to help other people reclaim their lives from sexual abuse and assault – to provide a logical method of recovering from an illogical crime.

Cleaning House: A Mom's Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement
A Dallas mother of five kids who worked in the White House and earned an MBA in international finance has tackled a really tough task—pushing back against the “entitlement mentality” she helped to develop in her children. In its place, Kay Wills Wyma instills competence and confidence born from helping them develop the skills and traits needed to launch from home successfully.

The Firstborn Son
Our guest today on MWP is Ezechiel "Zeke" Bambolo, Jr. Ezechiel is the author of the book The Firstborn Son: A Curse, a Gift, or a Calling, which details testimonial accounts of his war ravaged life in Liberia and much more. He weaves biblical principles into his writing that greatly challenges the status quo of the American family structure of this generation

Beyond Betrayal
Can anyone doubt betrayal is a part of our human fabric? We can see it everywhere in epic proportions, depending on media coverage and personal experiences.

Beyond Betrayal unpacks life after betrayal as authors Jerry Price and Tom Roy explore the twists and turns of a betrayer's identity. Contending with the wounds everyone faces in recovering from the impact of betrayal, they also examine God's prescription for healing. Drawing upon their life experiences and biblical insights, Price and Roy offer their table talks as a conversational approach to this unspeakable heartbreak.

The Proper View of Money
Money, accomplishments, and status can all impact the value we place on our own lives. Mark Sabo knows what it means to wrestle with these ideas. He helps us to recognize our own unique identity on the latest episode of Motivation with a Purpose.

Christmas Story
Forgiveness and Grace can sometimes be in short supply even in the midst of the holiday season. Bryan Rees gives us some keys to how we can change all that on this special “Christmas Story” edition of Motivation with a Purpose.

The Tension Point
We have become conditioned for status quo, yet an echo deep within leaves us longing for more. We each face our own tension points, where we must determine if we will press through to discover what we are truly capable of. Our guests this week are Kim Fletcher and Harold Elmore, authors of The Tension Point, a book that will leave you awakened to your true identity and potential, catapulted from mere goals to a life of vision, and positioned to lead with excellence.

Real Motivation with a Purpose
At some point along the way, people ask their own version of the question, “What is the purpose for my life?” Rich Hallstromasked himself that question approximately 14 years ago. His search for the answer opened the door for him to discover the essence of who he is, forever changing the way he views himself and lives his life. His life has been filled with challenges. He was born with Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebral Palsy that affects motor skills and coordination. While each of us has unique challenges and circumstances that are beyond our control, he has come to see it’s how you respond to those challenges are what make the difference. He chooses to focus on what HE CAN DO rather than on WHAT HE CAN’T DO an attitude that has taken time to develop.

Dream Adventures
In November of 2006, Amy Buckley was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She struggled to accept and live with her illness for over a year. Then on Christmas Day of 2007, "The Bucket List" was released in movie theaters. The film changed her life and my outlook on living. Now, she's helping others with lifelong illnesses live out their dream adventures from their own bucket lists.

The Morning Center and the Private Healthcare Model
The Morning Center was founded in 2011 to provide free full-service pre-natal and maternity care to women in urban and under-served areas. It seeks to return charitable maternity care to a private, patient-centered model. On today’s program, we will speaki with Elysse Baumbach, the project manager of The Morning Center, who will explain the center’s purpose, and why she believes it is the next step in the pro life movement.

Rape for Profit
Rape For Profit is a feature-length documentary set in Seattle that illuminates and explores the reality of sex trafficking and its root causes by following the stories of the victims, those who victimize and the ones trying to combat it. The film has been in production over the last two years and just recently wrapped post-production.

It’s our pleasure to welcome the film's producer Jason Pamer and its director Eric Esau to Motivation with a Purpose.