How To Grow Through What You Go Through: Implementing the A.C.T.S. Plan.

On Episode 165 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast Dr Brad Miller shares his personal story of why he produces the Beyond Adversity Podcast; in particular he talks about the fear of ruining his daughters wedding.

Brad outlines the 5 D’s of Adversity:

  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Debt
  • Disease
  • Death

Brad then teaches about the A.C.T.S. Plan to crush adversity:

  • A-Action
  • C-Connecting to Higher Power
  • T-Think with Discipline
  • S-Serve others with love

Brad goes on to commit to “the good people” of the “Beyond Adversity” audience his commitment to teach and bring in as guests great teachers and experts on the processes and strategies people can implement to navigate adverse life events and achieve a life of peace, prosperity and purpose.

164: How to Overcome A Loss of a Loved One, Conquer Loneliness and Find Purpose Through The Power of Podcasting with Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting.

Dave Jackson from and the author of “Author of Profit from your Podcast” is Dr. Brad Miller’s guest on Episode 164 of the Beyond Adversity Podcast

“Dave Jackson is an award-winning 2018 Podcasters Hall of Fame inductee who has been helping people to understand technology and harness its power for over twenty years. He is best known for launching the School of Podcasting in 2005. In his fifteen years of podcasting, he has launched over thirty podcasts himself with over four million downloads. He is also a featured speaker at podcast events, a contributor to the Podcast Business Journal, and a member of the support team. His experience, position, and channels allow him to help more podcasters than anyone else on the planet. 

On Episode 164 Dave talks to Dr. Brad about dealing with the tragedy of the death of his mom and how that impacted his life and how his faith and church helped him to process that loss.

Dave became an early adopter of podcasting and quickly came to know the power of podcasting in teaching and developing personal purpose in your life. That purpose Dave contends is developed through building relationships of which podcasting is a powerful way to create and nurture personal relationships. Indeed, Dave states “It all boils down to delivering value, serving your audience, and developing relationships.”

Dave shared a poignant story of how how his podcast was instrumental in helping a person who was considering taking his life along with other powerful stories of podcasters who have had profound impacts on transforming their audience.

Dave talks to Brad about the power of transformative content through a podcast. You need a message where content “moves you. It taps into your emotions. It entertains you. It makes you laugh. It makes you cry. It makes you think. It makes you groan. It educates or entertains you.”

Episode 164 touches on matters of faith, relationship, and life transformation through the powerful sharing of impactful content through the medium of podcasting.

The Beyond Adversity Podcast exists to help people to face and navigate through debilitating adverse life conditions and emerge to a life of peace, prosperity and purpose. The Beyond Adversity Podcast is published weekly by Dr. Brad Miller who is devoted to personal life transformation.

163: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career with Jeff Brown the Author of “Read to Lead”

Author and podcaster Jeff Brown is Dr. Brad Miller’s guest on Episode 163 of the Beyond Adversity Podcast.

Jeff Brown is a speaker, author and consultant who, after many years as an award winning broadcaster was downsized out of a job.  He then started the “Read to Lead Podcast” which is a four time best business podcast nominee. On the “Read to Lead podcast” he has interviewed great authors such as Seth Godin, Michael Hyatt and Alan Alda each week, 

Jeff leads in person and virtual workshop training helping executives and teams, install a culture or reading for success within their organizations,

Jeff’s new book is called “Read To Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career.”

The book is available at and if you purchase before August 31, 2021, there are almost $500 of bonuses, including the audio book, which are there for you.

In Episode 163 Jeff talks with Brad about how reading was almost educated out of him in school and how his love of reading was rekindled in the workplace through a leader in his organization who valued the power of reading and how Jeff then applied his reading to success in the workplace.

Jeff share how people innately know reading is good but often neglect reading because they haven’t leveraged the why and how and the practices of reading.

He then goes on to share many of the processes describes in the book which address these concerns such as:

  • Understanding the many benefits of reading.
  • Schedule a time to read and protect it.  
  • The power of small steps in reading.  
  • Reading strategically for what you want to get out of a book.

Moreover, Jeff talks about the power of reading to speak to any adverse event in your life and how to start and benefit from an intentional and consistent practice of reading.

Episode 163 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast will give the listener powerful and practical processes to make your life better through reading.

The Beyond Adversity Podcast is all about helping people to navigate adverse life events and emerge to a life of peace, prosperity and purpose and is published weekly by Dr Brad Miller at who is devoted to helping people to “Grow Through What You Go Through.”

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162: Proven Steps to Help Christian Business Leaders Grow and Scale Their Business Elegantly Against All Odds with Best Selling Author Kelly Baader “The Christian CEO”

Kelly Baader is Dr. Brad Miller’s guest on Episode 162 of “The Beyond Adversity Podcast.”

Kelly is the CEO of Influential Entrepreneurs, LLC.

A Kingdom-Advancing Leadership Development Company that empowers you, the Christ-Centered Entrepreneurs to Grow & Scale Your Business Elegantly with Identity-Aligned Positioning, Compassion-Driven Marketing, and Confidence-Fueled Selling. 

In this episode Kelly shared how she overcame abuse and a cultural bias toward baby girls and as a child in a culture which saw women as property.

She talks about how in the business world she faced, racism, sexism and people who purposely placed physical blocks (including the location of ladies rooms) in her way. 

As an entrepreneur and author she faced executives who said she should forget about starting a business because of her accent.

But it seems that in this case states: “Life messed with the wrong girl.”

Because Kelly proclaims that that girl is a child of God and her her mission to achieve her God-given potential would not be denied.

Kelly Baader talks to Dr Brad about how book is “A Little Girl Called Grace” and her podcast “The Christian CEO Podcast came to be in spite of facing the adversity of dealing with the people who would stand in her way. 

Beyond that Kelly talks about her faith journey and love of Jesus Christ and about the people who were helpful in her entrepreneurial journey. All of this lead her to become the CEO of her company “Influential Entrepreneurs LLC,” focusing on advancing Christ centered entrepreneurs with a step by step process she calls the “The Power of One Framework.” 

Kelly Baader’s story is powerful, spiritual, and transformational testament of one who has lived out the pathway of navigating adverse life events and emerged to life of peace, prosperity and purpose. 

Episode 162 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast is a must listen for any spiritually minded Christian Entrepreneur looking for an inspirational story of a woman who succeeded in spite of much adversity and has a plan and share her plan for the others to do the same and become Christian CEO’s in their own right.

“The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly with the mission of helping people “Grow Through What They Go Through” as they navigate adversity and discover their promised life of peace, prosperity and purpose. | | 




161:The Formula for Continual Expansion into Your Own Greatness with Sherry Stirling Fernandez the Author of “Life Mastery: Personal Progression Toward an Infinite Potential”

The Formula for Continual Expansion into Your Own Greatness with Sherry Stirling Fernandez the Author of “Life Mastery: Personal Progression Toward an Infinite Potential”

Sherry talks to Brad about growing up in difficult home life and having many adversities to face in her young adult years. To overcome the circumstances she threw herself into a program of study and.

This eventually led her to have success in her marriage and her business life and to develop her process which she calls the progression towards Infinite potential And achieving life mastery

Her process contains eight points of development for people wanting to make progress towards their potential. One of the more important points with the implementation of a task sheet included places to physically make checkmarks to indicate the achievement of certain daily tasks which would lead to self-improvement.

This is an important episode for the person seeking a pragmatic and practical process to implement to achieve self-improvement and life mastery.

The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly to help people to navigate adverse life events and to achieve a life of peace prosperity and purpose. self-improvement.