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2023 is just around the corner so the question is – are you ready?
In the Fun Friday we unpack some of the tips learned from this weeks meat episode that reviewed “Make one room in your house beautiful”. In true Fun Friday fashion we provided a health, wealth and self tip that are all designed to get your new year started off on the right foot.
Have a wonderful New Year's! Be safe. Be careful. Don't lose your testimony. Let's celebrate the new creation that we are because Jesus is within us. Click To Tweet Chris Grainger
Okay. It says the. If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone. The new is here. Love that scripture, particularly as we’re going into our new year. That’s right around the corner, literally around the corner for us. If you’re, if you’re listening to this one, this comes out. So the new year is here.
Go back, check out this spiritual kickoff I did earlier this week. I really unpacked that scripture. Walk through that, uh, big time and I think that there’s some insights hopefully, that were, that were there that will help serve you well as you go into the new year. Now, if you missed the episode on Wednesday, the Meet episode, I talked about making one room in your house.
Beautiful and how we did that with this transformation of our lion within a studio. And, and so hopefully you enjoyed that because that’s, that can be something that you could apply going into your new year, right? There’s all sorts of ways you could take that, uh, and, and apply that and make a, a big impact.
For what you’re doing. So hopefully you enjoyed that and it was a different little bit different episode next week where we’ll be, we’ll be getting back to some guests as well. But hopefully you enjoyed these last two weeks of just some insight from, from me directly to help serve you, to help you grow, help you be the leader God intends you to be in.
You know, we, our right around the corner too is our community. Uh, we’re, we’ve, we have that community live. It is going well. It is rocking, it is rolling. Uh, and in a few days, the initial founders coalition’s price, uh, special is going to go away. We’ll still have the community open. We’ll have our standard price.
You can jump in. But if you, if you’re listening to this before January 1st and you want to jump in on that opportunity to Steph, to get that initial founder savings, jump on over to the community. To the community right now. Go to the lion within us. You can join right there. It’s a 30 day free trial. Guys, we’re not gonna push anything on anybody.
We want you guys to test it out, see if you like it, and if you, if there’s something there in the community that you like, we would encourage you to stay with us at that point. But I. Definitely check it out. We have a lot of resources, have courses, have, uh, live, ask me anything. Events with previous guests, by the way, we have , we have once a month we bring in a previous guest from a podcast and they just answer your questions.
You know, we have a bible Bible study going. We have a mastermind going, we have the courses going. We, we have a a a A feed and inside the community that’s constantly being fed from guys that are. They’re trying to, to get better in areas of health, wealth, and self and just be the the man God attempts them to be.
And I wanna give you an example. So our, one of our brothers inside the community named Andrew, he posted that right here. I’m just gonna read this post. I can’t believe I’m posting this already. Six weeks ago I shared a health challenge here for squatting. I set a personal goal that I’ve always wanted to.
Chris connected me with Ethan. Good. You guys remember Ethan? He’s, he’s been on a show on here who DM, who dmd me a workout. I hit my goal adding 45 pounds to, uh, to in, in these six weeks. That is, that’s incredible, right? He, he’s adding that and, and he worked through it Says this broke a huge mental barrier for me.
After three years of little progress. The solution was simple but not obvious to. I believe God wants us to beat the struggles in our life, both big and strong, small. If I never posted about my challenge, I wouldn’t have gotten the help that I needed. Thanks much Chris and Ethan. That was awesome. So that’s a post directly in our community.
So he had, Andrew had a challenge. He was trying to improve in his health area, area of his. Connect him with another brother, and it’s in our community, who I knew could, could probably help him. You know what, you see the results right there. So he was able to really push forward, and now Andrew is just, he’s just crushing it.
So this is just one example, guys. I really encourage you to check it out. You know, we, we, we constantly have guys in there who are trying to, to just grow and get in there and, and, and be. The best version of themselves that we can be. And we know we’re not called do life alone. That is not what God has called us to.
So we need a community of men. And I know it can be hard sometimes we think Christian and men and we’re not, you know, you don’t think of, of strong masculinity, things like that. It’s a little bit, nope, you’re wrong. Within the lion within us, we lean into the heart. We’re gonna talk about the hard stuff.
We’re gonna talk about stuff like pornography. We’re gonna talk about stuff like abortion. We’re gonna talk about stuff like, you know, raising teenage daughters. I mean, it’s, we’re gonna talk about all the stuff that, that we need to, and we’re gonna all do it with the lens of right here, what’s right on my desk, right here in front of you.
It’s open right now. God’s word. That’s what it’s all about. All right, now, four. Your fun Friday. You know, I’m gonna give you three tips, right Guys, we get this every. We’ll give you a health tip, a wealth tip, and a self tip. Okay? Now your health tip is that’s, that’s your mind. Body wealth is career, finances, self.
It’s gonna be husband or dad. So let’s jump right in for a health tip. Now look, but I get it going into a new year, everybody’s got a lot of big plans and they got a lot of health goals going into the new year. I was gonna tell you right up, straight out, out the gate, the tip for the week, if you count calories, you gonna get big gains.
You. Okay, because you cannot out exercise the fork. I can promise you this. Boys , this is not, you know, whatever your workout program that you going, that you’re getting ready to start, you’re getting ready to get it going. You can’t, you’re excited. You are gonna, uh, is it a pale in comparison to the impact you’ll have if you kept score of your caloric intake?
I’m just telling you that’s what it’s about. And I’m gonna tell you one next, another thing, it’s not. But it is effective. Okay. So there are apps out there that make it super easy. Uh, I, I think I use one called MyFi Power, maybe called something else. But anyway, there, there’s apps out there. Uh, the trick to to it, cuz I’ve done this in the past and I I go back and forth, whether our account calories are don’t, depends on how really, how, how super intent I’m trying to get is the macros.
The big one that I want you to think about. Cause I’ve worked with a lot of coaches and things like nutritionists, I’ve learned a lot over the years. Protein’s the biggest one. So overall calories and protein. Okay? So do some research on your own, figure out what your fitness goals are, and then do some more research on what your total calorie intake should be.
And then from there, figure out what that protein level needs to be. Now there’s tons of ways to do that. So I’m not, I’m not a doctor. I’m not gonna try to sit here and tell you guys the way I do, have a way be on and on my. You know, join the community and ask me. I’d be glad to tell you. Uh, but check it out.
Because I think if you have a good calorie goal and you set that protein level right, and you hit that protein level, that needs to be daily. You know, that protein level needs to be daily. The, the carbs and everything else that can fluctuate. But your protein once, once you define what that definition, That’s what you need to go for.
And I can almost promise you too, whatever you think your protein is, it’s not enough , you need more protein. Okay? And then from there, just keep that score, see how it goes. And I can promise you guys counting those calories if you’re looking to make an impact, if you’re trying to do weight loss in particular, all the, all the plans, all that stuff that’s out there, all your workouts, all that stuff’s fine.
Count those calories and you have a big game, alright, for your wealth. Now New Year’s. That’s a great time to dig deep into a budget assessment. Okay, so here’s what I’m talking about here. Um, so first of all, if you’re not doing a budget, start . Okay? That’s chip number one. If you’re not doing a budget, start it.
But if you are doing one, January’s a great month to kind of reset and sit back and start challenging everything. Okay? Everything from your. From giving savings, spending, investing, look around. See where you’ve gotten off track and figure out why. Then lay out a plan of corrective action. Okay, so New year’s, new budgets.
It’s time to get after, it’s time to crush your wealth goals. You don’t get there. You don’t build wealth by, by, by mistake. It takes intentional actions. So take some time this month to get centered, focused back on your budget to make sure that you, your wife, your family, you’re moving in a direction that you both want together.
Okay? Now your self tip. All right. Now we’re in the winter months now. Okay. And I get it. They can, they can feel like they’re dragging on and just, uh, for, at the time of this recording, it’s been like raining for like three days. I like never see the sun. Um, so, and it’s just, uh, we’re, it is just in December too, right?
We’re not having gotten into the actual winter winter yet. But here’s something to think about. This is, this, is that, that can help you guys. I guarantee it’s gonna have effect on your marriages. If you, you got a lot of short days now you have a lot of cold nights and it feels like for me, I, I, I just, this is the worst time of year for me.
I, I despise winter. It feels like spring’s just never gonna get here. So do yourself a solid right here. Bring home some fresh flowers for your wife and you’re gonna see her light up. And you are gonna also see the room that you put those in that’s gonna light ’em up as. Now look guys, I’m not saying you gotta go out and go broke here and spend a couple hundred bucks on flowers.
Seriously, I get fresh flowers pretty regularly from my wife and you know where I get ’em, the grocery store. Cuz you can get pretty reasonable prices for that. I mean, seriously, for 120 bucks you can usually, you’ll pick up a pretty bouquet of flowers. And you gonna bring ’em home? She’s gonna put a smile on her face.
It’s gonna change the feel of your house. It’s just gonna be something that you can look at and smile. I promise you this is a, a simple thing. This time of year is a self tip. The winter months, in particular winter months, everything can be so drab and gray and duh, ugh, ugh. I don’t like it. Bring some color.
Bring some, bring some flowers home. Okay? And, and I, you know, it’s a small thing to do. Yes, it shows her that you love her, but also it just picks up your house. It’s kind of cool just to have a little, some flowers sitting around, some fresh ones. And, uh, it also will remind her that you know what you’re thinking about her.
So, there you go. Uh, just try that. So just don’t, again, you don’t have to go broke and buy dozens and dozens of roses if that’s what you wanna do, fine. But I like just a little fresh bouquets. Bring a hold of my wife, puts a smile on her face if she’s smiling. Not. Everybody’s happy, happy, happy. All right, so they’re your, they’re your three tips are your health tip.
Count those calories for your big gains. Seriously, that that does work. Wealth tip, new year’s, new budgets. Time to do that. Budget assessment, self tip. Bring some flowers. Pick up that, uh, Bring some flowers home to pick up the, the environment to make everything feel warmer in your house. So there you go guys.
Three quick tips. The book of the week, I spent a lot of time talking about it on, on Wednesday’s episode, but it’s right here. It’s Beyond Order. Uh, 12 More Rules for Life Again. Uh, Jordan Peterson. First book was last week. I told I I highlighted that one last week. 12 Rules Alike. This is 12 More Rules Beyond Order.
Uh, great book. Highly recommend again, Jordan Peterson’s books. You’re not gonna sit there and read this in a weekend, guys, if you do, uh, more power to you. At least I can’t read it in a weekend. I had to take, I had to take Jordan Peterson’s work, uh, and small bites, you know, and, and really try to consume it.
Go from there. Uh, but hopefully this, this, you should really consider adding this one to your library cuz uh, it, it. To me, it’s just an incredible piece. And again, I applied that, that one rule directly to make one room your house as beautiful as possible. So there you go. All right, now let’s get to our dad jokes.
Let’s have our, this is our last dad jokes for 2022. We’ll ask some doing, uh, obviously coming out next week. But, uh, for the last one for 2022, let’s check out Dad joke number one, if money doesn’t grow on trees, why do banks have branche? There you go guys. That’s a simple one. Number two, an invisible man.
Marries an invisible woman. The kids weren’t much to look at either , so you gotta let me know which one lasts best this week. I like ’em both actually this week. So if money doesn’t grow on trees, why do banks have branches? And an an invisible man. Mary is an invisible woman. The kids weren’t much to look at either.
So there you go guys. Hopefully you enj You enjoyed that. The question that we talked about all week, this week is how does your environment affect your mindset? I mean, your mindset is huge. You know, we talked about mental health a lot and, and trying to serve others and make sure that we had the right mindset so that we can serve others.
So think about your environment. What do you need to change in your environ? To be able to hear the word of God, to be able to hear him speak to you, because if you’re trying to do this and, and amongst all this chaos, you’ve gone to struggle. And I’m not saying you have to completely do a studio like I did, but you do need to have someplace that you can sit down and focus and attention that he deserves.
So, guys, I pray this, that you found value out of this. If you, if you like the tips, share ’em out. The quickest way to grow a podcast, by far all the stats show is when you guys sent a text message to someone else. So if you could do that, that’d be wonderful. That really does help again, for our community.
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We’ll be announcing that here very soon on who that guest speaker’s gonna be. So I’m very excited about that. So guys, again, take action. Get off the sidelines. Get in the game. We’ve built these resources. If you don’t use. It’s your fault, okay? You have no reason not to, guys, there’s no reason not to jump in.
Uh, thank you again. This has been an incredible year. This is the last episode of 2022 for the line within us. Uh, now next y and next week we’ll have our 2023 of be here. And, and we’ll be rocking and rolling and prayerfully keep doing the work that guys called us and do. But I just wanna say one last thank you for all the listeners for 2022 for the support that you’ve given us.
Uh, it’s been incredible just to look at the growth of the. The community as well. The things that we’re doing, you know, again, this is the line within us, it’s not within Chris, I, I’m trying to make myself as small part of this as possible, cuz this is about serving others. This is about having, uh, guys connect with each other, uh, growing in Christ and ultimately, ultimately, It’s all about king Jesus.
And what can we do to build the kingdom and do the work that he’s called us to do? So guys, thank you so much for the bottom of my heart. It means to the world’s me. Thank you for all the prayers this year, uh, particularly around for baby Judah being here and getting him here. And, uh, just for, uh, the, the constant battle.
If you, cuz I can promise you guys, you do work like this. Uh, spiritual warfare is real. Satan attacks. He attacks often. He attacks nonstop. It’s just, and he attacks hard. So your prayers are. If you could just add me out, our family to your prayer list, that’d be great because we were the, the attacks are coming, but I also know when that tax come, that tells me that we’re doing, and particularly I’m doing the work that guys called me to do, cuz he wouldn’t be attacking me if I wasn’t doing whatever he called me to.
But because I did tax for coming, I know. You know what, it’s just gonna keep leaning in. I’m not . I, I was admit, I, I must admit, I wish that the attack wouldn’t come all the time, but that’s just part of it. We’re just gonna keep leaning in, gonna keep doing what guys called us to do and keep serving others.
So love you guys. Come back. For sure, definitely check us out again. Write a rating and review all that stuff helps guys. You know the stuff you need to do. Uh, check us out again, the line within us for all our resources and I look forward to seeing you in the community. Hope you guys have a wonderful New Year’s.
Be safe. Do not, you know, be, just be careful. New Year’s eves always are, are just dangerous times out on the roads and things like that. So if you do go out. Be safe guys. Use your. Don’t lose your testimony. Bring in a new year. By the way, let’s keep our testimony intact and let’s, let’s celebrate the, the new creation that we are because Jesus is within us.
That’s, that’s it, boys, that that’s the best, that’s the best thing, the best news we got. So get after it. Have some fun and keep unleashing the lion within.
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