Long-time listeners of the podcast, you know we are all about some online business here on the Flipped Lifestyle Podcast. We are all about helping real members of the Flipped Lifestyle Community and we let you listen in so you can change your family’s future as well.
We cover a lot of topics here: we talk about online business, parenting, marriage, all the above! Today’s show is a very special addition to everything we normally talk about.
About a year ago I got a message from a friend on Facebook that said, “hey Shane, you’ve got to talk to this guy Anthony Woolever. Anthony is a Flipped Lifestyle fan but he has a really special story and I want him to be able to tell it.”
I thought this was going to be another success story but what came next impacted us in a big, big way! We started messaging on Facebook. Anthony began telling us how he had gotten into a dark place in his life and had decided he was going to commit suicide. As he was preparing his house for his loved ones so they would not have to deal with the after math. As he was doing so, he decided to listen to podcasts. Anthony found Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income Podcast and it just so happened that he heard our story (along with several others) and he was filled with hope.
In this interview you will find out that we were just the period at the end of the sentence. There were a lot of God-ordained moments and now Anthony is living an amazing, productive life and making an impact in a big way out in the world!
Anthony’s story and mission are absolutely incredible.
Back in the summer of 2014 Anthony and his (then) wife separated and it was a very traumatic time for him. This came on top of some already underlying mental health challenges from his childhood.
Anthony is also a combat veteran – the highest demographic among suicides.
Back to 2014, in September of that year he decided to commit suicide himself. He knew he didn’t want his parents to have to pick up the pieces of life when he was gone. Anthony went downstairs cleaning all he could with that thought on his mind.
Now, Anthony is not one to really listen to music or podcasts but he turned some on because he needed something in the background. So, he googled “top business podcasts.” He didn’t like the first one but the second one was Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income Podcast. As he listened, he really got into this podcast and went all the back to the first episode! He was still cleaning and bing-listening to Pat’s podcast.
On Episode 122, he got to our story. He said for the first time in a long time he had hope. Something about our story resinated! He realized that if these two school teachers from Kentucky can do this – he could too. After getting his hope back he decided against committing suicide.
Not long after, Anthony met Pat – which would then lead him to Aaron Walker of Iron Sharpens Iron who would go to coach Anthony for the next 4 years. After those 4 years Anthony would meet Vincent Pugliese who wrote the book Freelance To Freedom.
Your mission statement. (8:00)
Anthony’s God-ordained mission now is to help decrease the rates of suicide.
Our mission statement is always to help give hope to families of a bright future. That’s why Anthony’s story is so important to us. How awesome is it that God allowed our paths to cross on that fateful day? We are so honored that God allowed us to have been part of the period on the end of Anthony’s sentence through those podcasts.
Taking action on hope. (20:00)
Many people get inspired after hearing success stories – but what makes people take action?
For Anthony it was God’s perfect timing. He had just gotten an amazing raise at work he had the money to invest in himself. Not only in business but in his own personal healing. (This is why Pat’s podcast interviewing all these success stories was so instrumental to Anthony’s story).
What hope do you have that makes you want to take action?
Using your God-given talents and experiences. (43:00)
The wisdom God gives you is not just about being an entrepreneur. Living a Flipped Lifestyle at it’s core means living a life that gives you hope, peace, and perseverance. It means not being in a constant state of darkness.
Right now Anthony is not in the entrepreneurial space and that’s okay! He has picked a path that is the right one for him. He has chosen to be at peace and is all-in on his own path that God has lead him to – this is where the magic happens.
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