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Live it Full

Richard and Kaitlin Fergeson are small business owners, real estate investors, travel junkies, and parents to four amazing children. After the unexpected death of Richard's father, they decided that life was too short to not live it their way. They strive to live intentionally and embrace every day. Faith, Family, and Finances are the cornerstone of their mantra to #liveitfull. Listen to Richard and Kaitlin document their own journey, the successes, and the struggles that come with it. They have worked hard to have financial success and also raise a family without sacrificing either. They want to inspire you to do the same, to live intentionally, to LIVE IT FULL. www.liveitfull.com

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Expectations
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16:24 5/19/23
Doing Life with Business Partners
Relationships are hard. Make them legal and they can be harder.  They can make or break a business. Business partnerships are a lot like marriages, legally and emotionally. What can you do to be better prepared for them?Episode 101 of the Live it Full podcast discusses this! You don't want to miss it. www.liveitfull.com
21:42 5/4/23
Living Everyday Life with Purpose
100th episode of the podcast.I thought about making it a big dealThen I realized that doesn't match my message that every day life is all we have. 100 hours a year of being intentional can change your life.www.liveitfull.com
16:34 4/21/23
Tracy Read- Damsel in Defense
Tracy and I sat down and talked a little about faith, family, business, and fitness, especially mental fitness with Tracy Read. Tracy is as about as multifaceted of a guest as we have had on the show. She has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry including the last few on the clinical trial side. She is a domestic abuse survivor. She is a mother and grandmother, she has reinvented herself at an age when many are considering retiring, and she started a new chapter with her passion. What is that passion? Educating women on how to protect themselves. You can check out her website at https://www.mydamselpro.net/WARRIORUP/Something near and dear to Richard's heart being the father of three young ladies. We talk about our own mental health struggles and triumphs and how those peaks and valleys help mold our lives. You don't want to miss this episode. www.liveitfull.com
51:02 4/14/23
Property Management 101 with Cassandra Haavisto
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47:24 3/30/23
The Good Shepherd
John 10:11-1311 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.As an employer, do you have hired hands? Do you treat them as they are?Your employees build your business, they have to be bought in. Can you build your dreams while building theirs? Absolutely. www.liveitfull.com
15:41 3/23/23
Essential F-Words for Teens with Scott Grates
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34:00 3/13/23
Why?
Start with why.As leaders and parents do we explain the why often enough?Do you want to be good or great? The why is huge. www.liveitfull.com
17:37 3/7/23
Freedom
Are you free?info@liveitfull.comwww.liveitfull.com
12:15 2/24/23
Rental Arbitrage with special guest Quentin West
Richard sits down with experienced real estate investor Quentin West.They talk a little about real estate specifically rental arbitrage. About Quentin:Quentin West is a Real Estate Investor, Short Term Rental Coach, and Serial Entrepreneur. He started his career as a full time real estate agent, taking a gamble on himself and quitting his job without any previous experience selling real estate. He excelled in this career and surpassed $100,000 his very first year, subsequently dumping all of his profits into real estate investing with a future plan of becoming a full time investor.Quentin dedicated his time and attention to learning about Investing and soon turned his rentals into Airbnb properties because of the promise of larger profits. With this change came 3x his usual profits. Quentin took this opportunity and ran with it. Since that time 3 years ago from the time of this writing, he has turned those first couple units into a Multi-Million Dollar Airbnb empire surpassing $130k months and coaching others to do the same.To Quentin, his career isn’t all about money. He has a deep desire to reach his potential in all areas of his life including making a difference in the world and people around him. He has a large following on social media where he shares his experiences, business ventures, and real estate knowledge.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and all that jazz. Find it all at www.liveitfull.com
31:58 2/2/23
Too Busy
Richard talks about a familiar story from Luke today on the Live it Full Podcast.It centers around the sister Mary and Martha. One was too busy to live in the moment, the other sat at Jesus' feet.www.liveitfull.com
16:54 1/27/23
Intentional
Intentional living is the practice of making deliberate and conscious choices in order to live a life that is meaningful, purposeful, and aligned with your values. It means creating a life for yourself that reflects who you truly are and what matters most to you. Intentional living helps you create space for peace, joy, connection, creativity and living your life's purpose. Intentional living is all about planning and creating a life you love by intentionally taking action towards the goals and visions that are important to you. Intentional living also means being mindful of how we spend our time, energy, and resources - understanding that every choice matters and has an impact on our lives and the lives of those around us. Intentional living is about creating a life that is both deeply fulfilling and sustainable, so that you can live with purpose and joy for many years to come. By focusing on what matters most and taking intentional steps towards your goals, you can create a life that reflects who you truly are and brings you happiness. Intentional living is the key to creating a life you love. So take the time to plan, be mindful of your choices, and make intentional decisions that will bring you closer to achieving the life you desire. Intentional living can lead to greater happiness and fulfillment.   Intentional living is about connecting with yourself and your values, understanding what matters most to you, and taking action to create a life that reflects your true self. Intentional living helps you create balance in your life so that you can live with purpose and joy. When we become intentional about our lives, it allows us to focus on what brings us meaning, to make better use of our time and resources, and to live in a way that honors who we are. Intentional living helps us create the life we want - one filled with joy, connection, passion, and purpose. Intentional living is not just about planning and goal-setting; it’s also about being mindful of how our choices affect our lives and those around us. Intentional living is the practice of taking conscious steps towards creating a life you love. So start today - take the time to plan, be mindful of your choices, and make intentional decisions that will bring you closer to achieving the life you desire. Intentional living can lead to greater happiness and fulfillment - so let's get started!Here is the link to the planner I discussed in the podcast.https://amzn.to/3QOIdLi
13:19 1/19/23
My Cup Runneth Empty
Are you running on empty? Same crap different day, so to say?Like Groundhog Day but without the comdedic relief of Bill Murray? Lord knows I felt that way. Burned out and pissed off. I had everything I ever dreamed of, the house, cars, amazing wife, 2.5 kids, dog, and white picket fence. You know, thr American Dream. But...That dream was a nightmare most days. My priorities were so out of whack that my cup was empty. Honestly it wasn't just empty, you can refill an empty cup, it had a hole in the bottom. I tried to refill it but nothing made me while. I poured my business life in there...When that didn't work, I filled it with alcohol.That didn't work. I tried to do the right thing and focus on my family.That was better but still, my cup did not proverbially runneth over. I have gone to church my entire life. I'm a good person. I take care of my family, my friends, customers and all of it. I give to charities and help those who need it. Why wasn't my cup full? Why?!?!?I finally screamed that out to God one day sitting in my truck at the cemetery where my father is laid to rest. God answered. Not in a burning bush, or a thundering voice way but in a go read your Bible Rich, and I'll show you why my son.  Often in life I have attempted to handle everything on my own and carry a broad load on my shoulders. To do it on my own, it was weak to seek help, from man or God. I learned that year though, my cup was empty because my faith was put first. I'm not saying it wasn't an important part of my life but I am saying it was in the fourth of fifth spot on my priority list. I made a conscious effort to put my faith first, above all other things, and even though I struggled and still do at times, I realized my cup felt full. God plugs the hole at the bottom of the cup. If your faith is not first, you will always feel empty, you will try to fill your cup with other things and none will suffice. Nothing can fill our life's, our souls, the void in our chest except our creator. Seek Him first and everything else will fall in line. When life starts spinning a bit out of control, it is usually because I've stepped away from my priorities and let them get out of balance. Faith-Family-Finance-Fitness-FreedomI use the F5 method in my life. I ultimately believe taking care of the first four leads to a life of freedom. If you find yourself empty and unable to fill your cup, go to Him. He will be more than you can ever need. “Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.””‭‭John‬ ‭4‬:‭13‬-‭14‬ ‭NIV‬‬#liveitfull-Rich
19:52 1/12/23
Broken Windows Theory
In criminology, the broken windows theory states that visible signs of crime, anti-social behavior, and civil disorder create an urban environment that encourages further crime and disorder, including serious crimes. The theory suggests that policing methods that target minor crimes such as vandalism, loitering, public drinking, jaywalking, and fare evasion help to create an atmosphere of order and lawfulness.Taking a step away from physically broken windows in a building. Can we look at our lives, our faith, family, finances, and fitness and find broken windows? Will fixing those small things lead to bigger things? The psychology behind the theory is the same. Fix the small things.Join Richard as he discusses his thoughts on the Broken Windows Theory on the podcast.www.liveitfull.com
17:24 1/5/23
Eye for an Eye
As Christians are we supposed to be pacifists and turn the other cheek?Was Jesus being literal when He said this in Matthew 5:38?  Retaliation38 “You have heard that it was said, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41 And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42 Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.Richard shares his thoughts on this and more on episode 88 of the podcast.www.liveitfull.com
20:31 12/29/22
The less you care, the happier you'll be.
Is it true?Probably. In some regards. Care about your faith, family, finances, and fitness and you'll be fine. Merry Christmas and God Bless.www.liveitfull.com
04:19 12/23/22
New Year, New You? Well that's some B.S.
Do it now. Don't wait for January 1. 
15:52 12/15/22
Q&A with Richard 12-9-22 LIVE
Zach Sasser-What have been the #1 best choices in faith, family, and finances that you’ve made over your lifetime?Drewbie Wilson Favorite family meal to make?Lewis- What is your best advice for balancing multiple businesses at once?Treyvon-  What was the biggest obstacle you had to get over within yourself in order to step out and start your businessSimple Blessings Farm - Event Barn and ProduceInterested in your thoughts on the “(Dis)respect for marriage act” and your thoughts on how a Christian business navigates this if it passes. I’m a firm believer that your business should reflect who you. Are and what you stand for. After all, aren’t our businesses a gift from God? Aren’t we to honor Him with everything we do? The world is trying to take away our religious liberties. Equality is not silencing or making some bow down to make others happy if it makes us go along with things we don’t believe in and question our integrity. We can love people while not agreeing and partaking in things that go against the Word. So, when the government threatens our business to have to take part in things we don’t believe is how Gods will Do you shift gears with yo ur business when you’re asked to “conform to the ways of the world” , shut the doors, or stand firm and risk the persecution and lawsuits. Our children and future generations are watching.www.liveitfull.com
27:51 12/9/22
Choice
I have been wronged, but I have not been a victim. I have been broke, but I have not been poor. I have been unhappy, but I have not been bitter. I have known loss, but I have not been defeated. I have bent, but I have not been broken. In life, we have total control over just two things, our attitude, and effort. Our circumstances are often out of our control but how we respond to them is totally on us. We all face trials and tribulations, do not let those define who you are. You may have been wronged but you can choose to not be a victim. You may be broke but you can choose to not be poor. You can be unhappy and choose not to be bitter. You can lose and choose to not be defeated. You can bend and choose not to break. We may not get to choose what happens to us but we can choose how we respond. You have some choices to make, control what you can control.www.liveitfull.com
19:59 12/2/22
The Dichotomy of Bossdom
I've been told I am difficult to work for. I've been told I am the best boss they've ever had.I've heard both multiple times. They are both right. I expect excellence, some people want average.The mistakes I have made aren't in my coaching or mentoring employees, it is hiring the wrong fit from day one. www.liveitfull.com
16:46 11/18/22
My ceiling, their floor.
I want our kids to start at a point I worked my entire life to get to, for their floor to have been my ceiling but...I have to be careful to let them fail and learn on their own. It's a careful balance. www.liveitfull.com
18:10 11/10/22
The Enemy
The enemy didn't tempt Adam and Eve to Murder, steal, or tell a lie. He tempted them to question the Word of God.His tactics haven't changed. 
14:05 10/28/22
Out of the Ashes
Fire can be one of the most destructive forces on the planet. Yet it is also regenerative.Richard discusses his thoughts on fire. Like a phoenix, we will rise from our greatest adversities. www.liveitfull.com
12:15 10/21/22
Be Still...
God literally tells us what to do in times of trouble.Be still.It's hard to do in today's world, it's loud, there are lights everywhere, phones chiming and buzzing. It is hard to be still. It is not in my nature. It has to be intentional. Be still and know I am God. He's there for us, we just have to slow down enough to hear Him.www.liveitfull.com
22:45 10/14/22
No Coherent Title Works..Just listen :-)
So today I talk about being there for your friends, the difference between knowing and believing, the love of money, and being lazy and unorganized. Too many thoughts were rattling around in my head this week so I shared them all!I've had a lot of life happen this week and felt like sharing. www.liveitfull.com
29:11 10/6/22
Haters Gonna Hate
I remember talking to a colleague about ten years ago after we bought our first couple of rental properties. He was super condescending and basically said "that's cute, everyone is buying rentals these days."I don't think that he meant to be, he may have been well-intentioned. He acted like it was trendy and a fad. Maybe it was, hell maybe it is but the jokes on you buddy.  We got addicted to it, went all in like it was a box of Oreo's and a gallon of milk. No self control whatsoever .Some people may have jumped in and quit but we've stayed for the long haul . I don't know what made me think of this conversation today but I wanted to share with my Facebook family. Do not let someone belittle your plan, dreams, and goals. Unfortunately it will usually be people close to you and not strangers. Be careful not belittle others plan even if you are well intentioned.Surround yourself with people who have vision and understand how to execute it, those who don't say things like "that's crazy" or "that won't work." Be around the misfits and rebels, the crazy ones who also think they can change the world. They are your people. www.liveitfull.com
16:20 9/22/22
It's not the load that breaks you...
“It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.”  Lou Holtz
12:48 9/15/22
You have to step out of the boat...
Are you the calm or the storm?What about your spouse or business partner?Understanding how you react and deal with stress is the first step in taking control of it. If you never take the first step off the boat, you'll never know if you can walk on the water.www.liveitfull.com
20:35 9/9/22
Fight Club
The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club."You go to a job you hate, to buy things you don't need, to impress people you don't even like."- Tyler Durden www.liveitfull.com
24:28 9/1/22
A Man After God's Own Heart
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20:46 8/25/22