Faith in the Military and Entrepreneurship with Shaquel Polacek and Bobby Jackson, # 51

Faith in the Military and Entrepreneurship

In this week’s episode of the Follower of One Podcast, Mike speaks with both Shaquel Polacek and Bobby Jackson. Both Shaquel and Bobby serve in our country’s Military. Shaquel is a current Life Coach as the CEO and Founder of God’s Greatness Organization (Also has a podcast of the same name), and Bobby is the owner of PenStruck where he is a coaching consultant with fellow Entrepreneurs and Start-ups. Please give thanks for their service and welcome them to our community!

Episode Breakdown

1:10 – Meet Shaquel and Bobby
3:30 – Shaquel’s and Bobby’s Story to Christ
7:15 – How Bobby and Shaquel Met
8:35 – Faith and Entrepreneurship (Shaquel)
12:05 – Bobby’s Faith at Work and Entrepreneurship
18:20 – Living Faith in the Military
26:40 – How The Follower of One Community can pray for Bobby and Shaquel (Take mental notes!)
30:00 – Prayer with Bobby and Shaquel

Being Stuck

Life does not seem to always move forward. We have setbacks, leaps, and even stationary moments. Being stuck is a common problem in life but it doesn’t have to last forever. Bobby speaks on this directly through a story he tells on his music career and how it led him to PenStruck (8:35 and 12:05 in the Episode). Bobby has learned that feeling like you are standing idle is not about the gift that God gave you but more importantly how you deploy and use those gifts in the world. What is your gift? Is the tools at your disposal not getting you anywhere closer to happiness with God? If not, it might be a good time to re-evaluate and come up with a better strategy. Are you meeting the right people that can help further your goal? Do you know when to stop chasing a dream that is moving you away from God? These are all important questions to ask yourself, and depending on the answers, you can assess your situation and come up with a better plan! Let us know in the comments!

Be Yourself

Knowing who you are is probably one of the hardest things we learn in life. It takes years and years of practice and determination to decide who we want to be, who we are, and how to strive to achieve the latter. Shaquel shares an important story with Mike on how he enables his faith in the military. He believes knowing yourself is one of the most important tools you can use with everyone around you. But it isn’t easy and comes with trials and tribulations. How much do you know yourself? Are you okay with that amount of knowledge you have? Have you reconciled your flaws and plan to make them better? When you can get your faith to relate to you, you can then relate yourself to others around you in a more impactful way. Afterward, it’s all about focus and determination in the face of adversity and differences. Strive to be more understanding and take the cracked doors and opportunities when they present themselves to show others what you are all about!

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