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Youth Worker On Fire Podcast

Jan 17, 2024

Better to have little, with fear for the LORD, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil. (Proverbs 15:16)

Ed Sheeran (Songwriter/Artist) - “Writing music is like turning on a faucet. At first you get muddy water. The more you run it, the clearer the water gets. The same thing happens when writing music. At first the ideas are unclear, but as you keep writing the thoughts and ideas become clearer and better.”

Here are a few important topics we discuss in this podcast episode:

  • Small goals that gives you wins.
  • Scale down your big habits or goals to small wins.

Every action should be about “casting a vote” for the type of person you want to become.

A few examples of the consistent habits I complete on a daily and/or weekly basis:

  • 11 minutes in the gym during my lunch hour.
  • 3 to 6 minute cold plunge in my pool during the winter season to prepare for upcoming cold weather events.
  • Record a solo or interview style YWOF Podcast episode.

Short consistent wins are better than long sporadic wins! People need consistency. It’s better to do something toward your goal everyday than a lot someday… “Someday” seldom comes. Confidence and encouragement comes by making steps in the right direction. 

What small steps or actions can you take each day that are achievable?

Habits come with seasons of life. Some years your habits take different shapes. Prime your environment to make your new habit easier. Schedules matter! Sometimes you have to put things out not polished to meet deadlines and meet your goals. Creative minds usually have to create “trash” first. The creative “trash” always leads the good ideas to the surface.

(1 Kings 17: 8-16) Elijah asks the woman to make him some bread…


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Hosted by: Doug Edwards

Theme Song: "The One and Only" by The 808 : Listen to more at

Intro/Outro Voiceover: Michael Helms : 

Edited by: Secret Roots Music House