Shawn Brodof is the author of five books, a business coach, entrepreneur and podcaster. Along the way he has logged over 25 years experience in the financial services industry serving in various capacities.
Clarity Coaching helps business owners and entrepreneurs realize their dreams and get organized by providing clarity, structure, and accountability.
Clarity Realty provides full-service real estate brokerage services at reduced commission rates. Serving the North Charlotte area since 2005.
The Truth Quest Podcast is a relentless pursuit of the truth in the arenas of politics, public policy, economics and Christianity. The majority of the episodes will be evergreen – – meaning the topics covered will be just as valid a year from now as they are ten years down the road. As often as possible, I will use the prompting of a current event to dictate what topics are covered on the show. We will cover a wide range of topics from abortion, the minimum wage, the Constitution, the Supreme Court, inflation, Obamacare, socialism, the Federal Reserve, Social Security, and climate change. Every fifth episode will be reserved for a Christian apologetics topic.
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You Better Believe It
If you grew up in or around Huntington, West Virginia or attended Marshall University from 1940-1990, you likely knew of Herman and Sophie Brodof. If their names are not familiar, you know their business, Victor’s Delicatessen.
1938 was a big year for Herman and Sophie. First, Herman moved from Cincinnati, Ohio to Huntington to purchase a kosher butcher shop. Then he met his future Canadian-born wife Sophie Freedman. They married a year later and ran the store together. In 1942, their first child, Terry was born.
Less than two years later, in early 1944, the twenty-eight year old Herman was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to Germany. Sophie struggled to run the store and raise Terry. She eventually sold the store and traveled with Terry to Cincinnati and Canada waiting for Herman to return.
Over the next two and a half years, Herman and Sophie exchanged over two hundred letters. Two hundred and thirty one survived and comprise the book you hold in your hands.
Their conversations ranged from business and family to feelings about boot camp and observations of war-torn countries to their forms of entertainment and their love and yearning for each other. In the end it is a love story made stronger by hardship and sacrifice.
The Proverbs Project
The Proverbs Project was undertaken in order to help you get the most out of the Old Testament book of Proverbs.
Proverbs is a complex book loaded with hundreds of useful verses covering a wide variety of subjects including wisdom, emotions, character, relationships, behaviors, and money.
For those of you who have read all or part of Proverbs, you may have felt overwhelmed due to the pithy, rapid-fire, and seemingly unorganized nature of much of the book.
The Proverbs Project organized the 900 verses into 150 topics and then grouped those topics into nine general categories that comprise the chapters of the book.
This book can be used as a study guide, a reference guide, or to simply strengthen your faith.
It’s like having a personal appointment with God and asking Him anything you want.
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Even to the most casual observer, it is clear that America has seen better days. How did we get her? According to author Shawn Brodof it is due to apathy! He believes the nation’s woes can be solved by applying critical thinking and common sense to the arena of politics and public policy.
When it comes to holding our public officials responsible for their actions, Brodof theorizes that the American public consists of four groups, differentiated by their levels of engagement. The first group pays little or no attention to politics and public policy. The second group is comprised of sound-bite junkies who eat whatever their favorite news source feeds them. The third group is made up of ideologues that refuse to consider anything the “other side” says. The final group, the group that can turn the American ship around, is comprised of Pritical Thinkers.
Pritical Thinkers think for themselves. They base their decisions on facts not emotion, historical precedence not propaganda and talking points. They consider results rather than rhetoric, evidence over ideology. They are truth-seekers who are immune from disinformation and propaganda.
Without the ability to sift through the news with a pritical eye, we are lambs being led to the slaughter. A powerful segment of our representatives in Washington, D.C. no longer serve the interests of the people. As a group, they are self-serving and focused on self-preservation. They seek three things: power, control, and reelection.
Pritical Thinking has been described as part history book, part primer in economics, and part commentary on current events. Brodof reintroduces you to the concept of American Exceptionalism, examines the economic implications of public policy decisions, and tackles many hot-button issues including: Obamacare, dependency on government, immigration, the Federal Reserve, national debt, entitlements, education reform, global warming, abortion, and gun control.
The Termite Effect
The Termite Effect is an important resource for business owners, entrepreneurs, and sales professionals seeking ways to improve their odds of success. While small businesses fail at an alarming rate, it is often obvious, in retrospect, what mistakes led to their ultimate demise. The damage done by most of these mistakes can go unseen for months or even years just like the effects of termites on your home.
Author and business coach Shawn Brodof presents twenty-five common business mistakes while offering practical strategies how to avoid them as well as arming you with solutions for fixing those that may already exist within your business. To help reinforce the message, the pages are filled with supplemental exercises and numerous recommended readings from other experts.
The No Regrets Principle
In those moments where you find yourself looking back on life, how do you feel?
Is there something you wish you would have done?
Is there something you wish was still in your life?
Is there some moment you wish you could change?
These are all questions that Shawn Brodof tackles in The No Regrets Principle. He provides readers with a road map to living a life with no regrets. He offers decision-making strategies to help readers avoid regret while dealing with unexpected detours and roadblocks. Topics include: defining your personal definition of success, peer pressure, gratitude, sex, money, and how your emotions often lead to regret. The book’s finale offers a recipe to help relieve readers of the burden they may be carrying from current regrets.
While the book is targeted at young adults, the text is approachable and applicable to everyone, carrying no pressures or biases. Brodof conveys his advice and strategies by relying heavily on Biblical lessons. He also provides a plethora of quotes, anecdotes, and interactive features. The No Regrets Principle is a must-read for anybody who wants to be able to look back on life with a sense of fulfillment and confidence.