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Rally Your Friends and Loved Ones — Episode 4 — Man Vs. Debt Podcast

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Note: This is a post from Adam Baker, founder of Man Vs. Debt.

In Episode 4 of the Man Vs. Debt Podcast, we cover how you can “Rally Your Friends and Loved Ones.”

We’ve talked about this here on the blog before, as it’s one of the single biggest issues that holds people back.

Note: We also cover this content on the final day of Week 1 in You Vs. Debt.

Listen to Episode 4 here!


You can also download the .mp3 file here; simply right-click or option-click and choose “Save link as.”

What We Can Learn From The News:

At the beginning of each podcast, I cover three news stories from the past week. We attempt to have a little fun and pull out a positive nugget from each story featured. :)

Why having your friends and family on board is important:

  1. It’s been the #1 factor of any positive change in my life.
  2. Realizing that “the meaning of any communication is the response it elicits.”
Strategies to rally a loved one:
  1. Realize you can’t change them.
  2. Let them change organically.
  3. Start with WHY it’s important to you.
  4. Seek their input. Listen.
  5. Leverage outside influences.
  6. Lead by example.
  7. Make it a routine.

How you can help the podcast explode:

Our first three episode have been downloaded or streamed over 25,000 times!  Whoo-hoo!

If you’ve listen and enjoyed any of the podcasts so far, would you consider leaving a quick, passionate review in iTunes?

Click here to view and/or subscribe inside of  iTunes!

Thanks again for everything!

Xoxoxo,

-Baker

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Jeff Crews January 26, 2012 at 7:01 PM

As far as changing the family, I love this quote:

“Learning to accept each other’s faults – and choosing to celebrate each others differences – is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.”

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jack foley January 30, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Yea ultimately the decision has to come from them.

Probe until you get an answer and then let them see the light.. this is how you convince you family and friends…

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Jackie Walters February 1, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Adam,
Great blog post and podcast! It really makes me think differently of how to rally those around me.
Jackie.

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James February 7, 2012 at 1:26 PM

I’m interested to add your podcast to my subscriptions but I don’t use iTunes. Will you consider adding podcast RSS feeds for non-iTunes subscriptions? That would be helpful if you want to spread your podcast.

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Sean H February 9, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I love the strategies for rallying a loved one. I am going to put these into use now! Listening is extremely important, especially when dealing with sensitive topics like a relationship with Christ or finances.

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jared February 13, 2012 at 4:59 PM

congrats on episode 4… they (whoever that is) say if you get past 4 you’ll have higher success of continuing.

And congrats on all the downloads. My wife and I just finished episode #5 (we do weekly) and it’s amazing at how or where people find these to download. Mostly AppleCore Media, but it’s cool.

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Rachel April 6, 2012 at 7:24 AM

I check iTunes several times a week looking for new episodes :)

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