Awesome Marriage

Leaders are Listeners

In today's video, I am talking about how leaders can grow through listening to podcasts. I am sharing my top 5 podcast recommendations for leaders and shares a few others that I am a part of.

5 Podcasts That I’m Listening To

Moving to New York City intensified my love for podcasts. Riding the subway I lose mobile service and podcasting has become the best way to pass the time in the most productive way. I’ve always listened to podcasts, but the past 2 years my listening time significantly increased. Here are my top 5 favorite podcasts:

  1. The #AskGaryVee Show Podcast - great social media and business insights (warning: Gary’s language can be a little strong)

  2. Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast - this is the podcast that I’ve listened to for the longest and always moves to the top of my list when new episodes come out. I wish there were more episodes than just once a month.

  3. Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast - the interviews on this podcast for church leaders are second to none. If you’re a church leader and you are not listening, please subscribe today.

  4. This Is Your Life Podcast with Michael Hyatt - Over the past half decade or so I’ve read and listened to as much Michael Hyatt as I can. I love his leadership insights and productivity hacks that he so openly shares.

  5. Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn - conversations with some incredible digital geniuses that are utilizing online marketing systems in effective and efficient ways.


Here are a few others on my subscribe list:


Also, I want to also highly recommend 3 other podcasts that I am very hands on with:

  1. Social Media Church Podcast - Jay Kranda and I talk Social Media for church leaders with some of the top practitioners around the world.

  2. Awesome Marriage Podcast - featuring Dr. Kim Kimberling, I have the privilege of co-hosting with Christina Dodson where we talk practically about how you can have an awesome marriage.

  3. Emotionally Healthy Leadership Podcast - Pete Scazzero and Rich Villodas share openly and honestly about leadership from the trenches and how Emotionally Healthy Spirituality can transform your leadership.

5 Churches to Watch on YouTube

Here are 5 churches on YouTube that are worth following and learning from as they do an incredible job on YouTube:
1. Hillsong Church
2. Elevation Church
3. Gateway Church
4. Life.Church
5. Saddleback Church

Here are a few of my clients that are also engaging in a really great way on YouTube:


7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage

Today marks the day that many of us have waited a long time for- the release of Dr. Kim Kimberling's new book, 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage.  I believe this book is going to transform thousands of marriages around the world and hope you will make sure to get your hands on a copy today and put this at the top of your reading list.  This is a great book whether you're single and plan to be married, newly married or been married for many years.  Dr. Kim's transparency in his own marriage and the practical tips he shares are incredibly valuable for everyone.  Click the link below to purchase the book today on Amazon:

Not only is Zondervan releasing this book today, but just as exciting YouVersion is also releasing the 7 Secrets reading plan.  The reading plan is FREE and full of great content with a daily video from Dr. Kim to watch.  This is an incredible resource that I hope you will advantage of.  Click the link below to access the free Reading Plan on YouVersion.

In celebration of the release of Dr. Kim's first book we are hosting a FREE online marriage event this Friday.  Dr. Kim will be teaching us from a boxing ring about fighting and also have a time of live Q & A.  I know you won't want to miss this incredible FREE event!  Click the link below to register.


P.S. If you have purchased the book will you take a moment to leave a review on Amazon?

P.P.S. The first person to go to my Contact Page and send me a message asking for 2 free copies of the book sent to them will have copies in the mail to them first thing in the morning.  

Pre-Order 7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage

Over the past 6 months one of the greatest blessings I have received is getting to know Dr. Kim Kimberling.  Kim hired me as a consultant for his ministry, Awesome Marriage, but I can promise you that I have gained far more from Dr. Kim's ministry than I have been able to give to it.  His humility as a man, his passionate love for Jesus and his deep desire to help create awesome marriages is incredible to be around!

For years Dr. Kim has created fantastic free resources through his blog, hundreds of videos posted to YouTube and reaching hundreds of thousands of people on Facebook.  Over the past year Dr. Kim has been working incredibly hard to right and now release his first book: 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage which is being published by Zondervan.  Take a look at this video:

The book will release in less than 2 months and Dr. Kim has created a special offer if you pre-order the book and send him the receipt, you will receive a FREE eBook of your choice.  Also, if you do take advantage of this special offer, in your email to Dr. Kim if you could let him know that Nils sent you.  No, I don't get a commission, but I will be curious as to how many of you guys purchase the book.  I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity today!  Actually, I encourage you to pre-order 2 books: 1 for you and 1 for your spouse (if you're married).