Courage Cast - Build Your Belief

Courage Cast - Build Your Belief

Encouragement builds belief. Belief makes the impossible, possible. This podcast exists to encourage others so that more people will believe in themselves. Listeners will find the courage to face their fears and commit to taking action, so they will be unstoppable. Host, Eric Nordhoff, is on a mission to encourage business owners, entrepreneurs, and creative people. This podcast features faith-based motivational messages and interviews with overcomers who have inspirational stories. Find out what it means to live your most courageous life by joining the Courageous Community. Live a life with purpose and intention. Make the impossible, possible in your life and business. "With God all things are possible." - Mark 10:27


April 1, 2022 11 mins

555 Episodes!  I revisit my guiding scripture in this process - Psalm 90:12 - "Teach us to number our days, so that we may gain a heart of wisdom."  and discuss the Top Five Regrets of the Dying" that started it all in Episode 1 of this podcast. 

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart to everyone that's listened to this podcast over the last 6 years.  Your involvement, your influence, and your inspirat...

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I'm grateful that my last interview for this podcast is with my sister-in-law, Maribeth Dodd.  Maribeth is a leader.  She is a business coach of leaders in the corporate world, in network marketing, and leaders in ministry.  She shares vulnerability about balancing her work along with all of her other personal responsibilities.  And, how sometimes the best place to be is a little bit scared.  

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March 29, 2022 20 mins

Award-winning and best-selling author, Lee Strobel, joins me for one of my final interviews.  It is fitting to talk about the end of life at this time, as I want listeners to remember what's most important in your life as you live it.  This conversation really impacted me.  I hope it impacts you too. 

See the trailer and watch The Case For Heaven Movie in a theatre near you April 4-6, 2022.

Get the Why Belie...

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March 24, 2022 16 mins

As part of my ongoing exercise in trimming and pruning my life, I spent the last 2 weeks prayerfully thinking about and writing down a Pro's and Con's list of the 18 things that I have been doing for work.  That process helped me narrow my work-life down to 5 main areas of focus.  And, I balance them with 1 main area of focus personally.  I share it all in this 3rd-to-last episode of the Courage Cast before my long 5-mont...

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Jackie Brewster is a Certified Enneagram Coach and Experiential Specialist and coaches others to self-discovery, using the ancient Enneagram from a Christian faith-based perspective.  She guides me to clarity about my Enneagram number and helps me understand the core motivations that lead to my behavior.   We talk about the core motivations of each Enneagram number.  We discuss what "wings" are.  She shares about her 52-W...

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February 25, 2022 8 mins

I've gotten so caught up in trimming, that I've forgotten to trim.  You heard me right - I take a taste of my own medicine, via my wife.   She hands me a doozy that really gets me thinking about the questions that help me to decide whether to trim something or not.

Do I have the TIME for it?
Do I have the TALENT for it?
Do I have the PASSION for it?

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Author, Joshua Medcalf recently posted this on Twitter...

"None of us are getting out of here alive. The purpose of life is not to arrive safely at death or accrue the most titles, trophies, and treasures.  Live from a death bed perspective.
Be relentless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire."

Here's my response to this. 

I'm curious, what would you be, do or have if you...

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February 17, 2022 51 mins

My longtime friend, Tim Williams, joins me on the podcast today.  We chat about a wide variety of relatable topics that both challenge and motivate young men to do what needs to be done now, so they can become who they want to become later. 

Listen to Tim's Thrivehood Podcast

Notable Thrivehood Podcast episodes:

  1. 8 Qualities Girls Want In A Guy
  2. Tips On Buying Your First Used Car
  3. Useless Facts You Can Use
  4. Grat...
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Many times, your decision to trim one thing has compounding effects.  That's when pruning becomes fun.  

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February 15, 2022 8 mins

In an earlier episode, I shared my word for the year - TRIM.

How am I pruning my life?  I understand the benefits, but now how do I go about it? 

I share my process the hopes that it's helpful to you:

1. Take Inventory
2. Identify 
3. Prune Plan
4. Do It
5. Evaluate

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February 14, 2022 6 mins

The legend of St. Valentine comes into play today as we celebrate Valentine's Day.  Let's remember the origin story and God's love story for us as we take heart in Him. 

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February 11, 2022 17 mins

10 Benefits of Pruning

Reduce Stress
Have Better Health 
Make Better Decisions
Improved Relationships 
Make More Money 
Gain More Time
Gain Control 
Think More Clearly 
Be More Productive 
Have a Better Sense of Well-being, Balance and Peace

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February 10, 2022 11 mins

This episode is about my backstory about the process of pruning and trimming and why it matters so much to me now.

"Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit." - John 15:2

How many of you have clutter in your life?  How many of you are frustrated with areas of your life that just don't seem to working for y...

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February 9, 2022 7 mins

Continuing the conversation about the straight path that God models for us, I discuss Jesus' compassion vs. my convenience.

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February 8, 2022 4 mins

Inspired by a chapter in the devotional book The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn. 

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February 7, 2022 9 mins

There are 3 patterns you can follow in your financial life.  The pattern of the poor, middle class or rich. 

Here's a link to the graphic.

Today, I am going to teach the pattern of the rich as learned from Robert Kiyosaki and Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

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Be generous with encouragement.  It is verbal sunshine.  It costs nothing, it warms hearts and enriches lives. - Nicky Gumble (The Bible in One Year)

1 Thessalonians 5:11 - "Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."

Two things to remember in life:

  1. Take care of your thoughts when you are alone.
  2. Take care of your words when you are with people.

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February 3, 2022 6 mins

If I had to choose between quantity vs quality, I will always desire quantity.  Here's why!

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February 2, 2022 5 mins

The plan is simple:

  1. Pay off all BAD debt.
  2. Build a 3-month emergency fund.
  3. Open a Roth IRA
  4. Invest $500 a month (into the SPY - S&P500)
  5. Keep doing for 40 years.

Start early and this is enough to make you a millionaire.  

Assuming a 12% annual return rate compounded over 40 years, this would be worth $4,943,560.

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February 2, 2022 6 mins

There are two main lakes that are connected by the Jordan River that borders Israel.  One is alive and one is dead.  I talk about why and how it can inspire you to make your life about something more than yourself!

Inspired by Jonathan Cahn's devotional book, The Book of Mysteries.

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