A video course to help you connect to your calling, discover your destiny, and live the life you were created for.
Discover Your Gifts
Focus Your Strengths
Fulfill Your Potential
You don’t know what you’re capable of
Do you ever feel frustrated, like you just can’t seem to reach your full potential? Do you dread the sound of the alarm clock in the morning as you just try to get through your day? Do you find yourself bored, wishing you were a part of something bigger than yourself?
It doesn’t have to be this way. When you are driven by a God-given vision, it infuses purpose and passion into everything you do.
A lot of people believe that their life has a greater purpose, but they feel “stuck” – caught in the rat race with no chance of escape and no possibility of doing something awesome. They just go through the motions, feeling empty and unfulfilled. They can’t tell if they’re making progress in the right direction because they’re constantly hurrying from one thing to the next, too busy to figure out how to maximize the gifts and talents God gave them.
By understanding your own passions and skills, you can discover the will of God for your life and leverage whatever resources you possess to push past an average existence and do something awesome – no matter where you are or what you have when you start.
Never achieve their childhood dreams
Don’t wonder “what if…?”
When we’re young, we believe we can be and do anything. But somewhere along the line, we settled for something that was “pretty good” instead of God’s best for our lives and we gave up on those dreams. In fact, research done by Scranton University shows that 98% of people will never achieve their childhood dreams. We compromise, and then we get comfortable. Before long, we forget all about our God-given dreams – until it’s too late.
The tendency as humans is to embrace what we know. The tendency as Christians is to stay at our current level, doing the same old thing we’ve always done.
But you were made for more.
God’s plan for your life is bigger and better than anything you can imagine – you just need to see it and connect to it.
The problem with potential
One of the most impactful stories I’ve ever heard was told by author Todd Henry in his book, The Accidental Creative:
“I once heard a South African friend share the reason behind the urgency with which he approaches his work. He said that many people believe that the most valuable land in the world is found in the oil fields of Saudi Arabia, the skyscraper-lined streets of Manhattan, or the diamond mines of South Africa. His contention, however, is that the most valuable land in the world is not in any of these places, but rather in the cemetery, because it is there that we find buried the unsurpassable value of businesses never started, novels never written, and dreams never pursued.”
Your life doesn’t have to end up like theirs – spent but never invested, having existed but never really living. You have the power and God-given ability to change your course.
Here’s what life looks like before you connect to your calling and discover your destiny:
- Stay stuck in “survival mode”
- Wonder if what you’re doing is the right thing
- Waste time trying to figure things out by chance or dumb luck
- Bounce back and forth between what others think you should be doing
- Question if you’re even in the will of God for your life
- Feel stuck, unable to go to the next level
But nothing will ever change until you make a move.
Over $10 BILLION will be spent on personal development this year in the US alone. But conferences and self-help books have limited benefit until you identify and connect to your God-given purpose.
I’ve worked with hundreds of people (who have paid thousands of dollars) to help them live a productive life of purpose and meaning. I’ve seen the excitement that comes as people discover their true talents and the passion that’s generated when they connect to God’s calling on their lives.
In this course, I’ll share how you can live your best life – the one you were created for.
What you’ll learn
Here’s what you’ll learn inside the course:
- Why stewardship is so important to God and why we need to take it seriously
- What it looks like to have the heart of a champion (and how you can develop one yourself)
- How to escape the tyranny of the urgent and focus on what’s truly important
- The clarity that comes from having personal core values (and how to define your own)
- Why the work/life balance is a myth (and what you should be striving for instead)
- The life-changing power of daily habits of how to use them to achieve constant progress
- How God’s system of multiplication works (how to maximize your talents)
- The real definition of the word “hustle” and how to apply it intentionally to design a life worth living
- The power of thinking bigger and how you can overcome a “grasshopper mentality”
- The reasons why God wants you to enlarge your territory (how to recognize when pain is related to growth and to develop perseverance to keep going)
- The 4 Levels of Faith you must go through as your dream becomes a reality
- The 3 Levels of Agreement (the reason why you may not be living your full potential)
- Wy you don’t need everything to be perfect to get started (a seed is all you need)
The course itself won’t (and can’t) straight-out tell you what your unique purpose and abilities are. But it will help point you in the right direction and help you ask the right questions.
Maximize your talents & achieve your full potential
When you connect to your calling and discover your destiny, life looks quite a bit different. Imagine:
- Being able to see with clarity the vision God has for your life as you learn to see bigger
- Having confidence from knowing you are in the will of God for your life because you hear His voice and walk in His anointing
- Making the most of the time and talents you’ve been given after learning how to be a good steward of what God has entrusted to you
- Finding your “why” and using it to accomplish more than you ever thought possible
- Eliminating the things that are holding you back from living your best life
For a God-anointed man or woman with a God-given purpose, anything is possible.
Your perspective will either propel you with passion or paralyze you with fear.
Find your “why”
One of the main reasons people don’t reach their full potential is that they try to do everything. But maximizing your potential requires a laser focus on what you’re supposed to be doing at any given time.
“Success is not based on your ability to say “yes” but your ability to say “no.” – Ed Cole
Many people are unsuccessful because they say “yes” to things they shouldn’t be doing. They’re busy, but they’re not productive. They do a lot of things, they don’t move towards their goals and they don’t hit the mark. They keep moving, but without taking the time to seek God and figure out what they’re supposed to be about they end up going in the wrong direction. Finding your “why” is extremely important if you want to live a maximized life.
Once you discover your purpose, it brings intrinsic motivation to your work. It’s the “why” behind everything you do. When you know why you’re doing what you’re doing and how it’s connected to your purpose, it completely changes your perspective of the work that you do.
Meet your guide
Hi, I’m Mike Schmitz. 👋🏼
I am an author, podcaster, and content creator that has been building productivity-based video courses for the last several years (you can see a current list of my projects at my personal site). But Faith-Based Productivity is a little bit different for a couple of reasons. First, it’s based on my own experience as a productivity teacher filtered through the lens of my Bible College degree. You see, when I started on my own productivity journey I was teaching a Bible College class on Personal Management and I started to see how the productivity advice that I was learning from the books and sites I was reading was lining up with the Biblical principles I was studying in the Bible.
I spent quite a bit of time connecting tactical productivity advice to the Biblical principles it was based on, and it dawned on me that productivity is a very Biblical idea. In fact, in Matthew 25 with the parable of the talents, we see that God takes our productivity (or lack of it) VERY seriously.
Ever since then I’ve been on a mission to help people find their own spiritual why behind all the productivity things. I’ve made it my life’s mission to help people answer the question “why am I here?” By inspiring, encouraging, and teaching them how to connect to their calling, discover the destiny, and live the life they were created for. My goal is to help people achieve their full potential, live a life of meaning, and leave a lasting legacy.
I wholeheartedly believe that you were made for amazing things. You have a purpose that only you can fulfill. And I’d be honored to assist you on your journey.
Your perspective will always cause you to rationalize your action – or lack thereof.
Who is Faith-Based Productivity for?
This course is for people who are serious about making the most of the life they’ve been given. But it’s definitely not for everybody. If you’re looking for 5 quick life hacks to save you 30 minutes per day or how to get to inbox zero, you won’t find that here. What you will find are mental models backed by scripture that will help you ask the right questions. But it’s still up to you to do the work.
How is this different than other productivity courses/systems?
There are a lot of productivity methods out there that try to teach you to do more, but this usually just leads to a greater sense of overwhelm as you continue to just bite off more than you can chew (just one more thing you have to do). Other programs can teach you the processes and systems to make things run more smoothly, but they can’t teach you how to eliminate the clutter and identify your purpose. Faith-Based Productivity is designed to help you eliminate the things that are keeping you stuck so you can go all in on the thing you were made to do.
How does the course work?
The course is broken down into 3 different sections:
- Vision – this section is all about developing the proper vision about your future and learning to think bigger.
- Purpose – this section teaches you to connect to the right thing at the right moment, providing the “why” behind what you do.
- Hustle – this section is about redefining hustle and picking your one thing so you actually achieve your goals.
Each section has several videos which are accompanied by action steps + a PDF course workbook. The videos are short (7-10 minutes) and explain the key concepts, then the action steps & workbook exercises provide the guidance you need to apply the concepts to your personal and professional life. The exercises can’t just tell you what you were made to do, but they can point you in the right direction by asking the right questions so that you can achieve the clarity you’re looking for.
What will I get out of this course?
This course will help you look at your situation differently. You’ll learn to think bigger and see opportunity instead of fear. You’ll be able to identify the things that bring you life, and use those as clues to discover your purpose. You’ll also learn how to establish the right habits so that you can achieve your goals and be a good steward of what God has entrusted to you. And the included resources and worksheets will help you apply intentionality to your daily, weekly, and monthly planning so that you can achieve your full potential.
When will the course be available?
I’m not exactly sure, which is why I’m providing a significant discount on the pre-order! The videos are recorded and currently are being edited, and the workbook content is mostly written but needs some design polish. My hope is that everything is ready to go by early 2019, but in the meantime you can book the coaching calls whenever you’d like.
Here’s a sample from an early cut of one of the videos
Each full-length video lesson is 7-10 minutes in length (about the length of a Toastmasters speech) and presents one key idea. This makes the course material easy to digest. The videos are broken down into 3 separate modules and there is a recommended viewing order, but you are free to jump to any video at any time.
Each video lesson also includes a couple of simple action steps to help you apply the concepts to your own life. There are exercises and questions in the supplemental course workbook specifically designed to help guide your decision making as you put the information into practice.
And if you want to go even deeper on a particular topic, there are book recommendations where appropriate.
20+ Video Lessons
Each video lesson presents a single idea, and the accompanying action steps + workbook exercises walk you through applying the concepts presented to your specific situation.
PDF Course Workbook
The PDF course workbook helps you apply the concepts taught in the video lessons by walking you through the step-by-step implementation of the ideas.
Free Updates & Upgrades
As the course grows over time and more videos and resources are added, you’ll get FREE access to everything that’s new (your support at the beginning means a lot!)
Lifetime Course Access
No need to rush through the course. Start when you’re ready, go at your own pace, and take your time. You can even take the course multiple times if you’d like!
Bonus resources, including customizable versions of several tools that I personally use (like my daily, weekly, and monthly planning guides).
BONUS: Personal Retreat Video Course ($47 value)
One of the keys to my clarity and focus is the personal retreat I do every couple of months. This course walks you through my process and includes everything you need to do it yourself.
BONUS: One 30-Minute Coaching Call ($125 value)
If you ever find yourself needing a little more focused help, you also get a FREE coaching call to help you work through things one-on-one and get unstuck.
Basic CourseJust the course
- 20+ Video Lessons
- PDF Course Workbook
- Lifetime Course Access
- Free Updates & Upgrades
- Downloadable Resources
Personal Retreat Video Course ($47 value) One 30m Coaching Call ($125 value)
Premium CourseThe course + personal retreat course + one 30m coaching call
- 20+ Video Lessons
- PDF Course Workbook
- Lifetime Course Access
- Free Updates & Upgrades
- Downloadable Resources
- Personal Retreat Video Course ($47 value)
- One 30m Coaching Call ($125 value)