Join us today for the Saturday Night Special with Chip Baker from the Success Chronicles...

In this episode I interview podcaster and author Chip Baker...

In tonight’s Saturday Night Special I interview Chip Baker.  Chip and I talk with you about his message of inspiration the Success Chronicles.  Chip and I also share with you the top traits he’s found in successful people. Chip also talks about the keys to using inspiration and motivation to impact others.

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SNS 145: Saturday Night Special – Interview with the creator of the Success Chronicles Chip Baker

[00:00:00] Scott Maderer: Welcome to tonight's Saturday night, special episode 145.

[00:00:04] Chip Baker: Chip baker. I challenge you to invest in yourself, invest in others, develop your influence and impact the world by using your time, your talent and your treasure to live out your calling. Having the ability to find inspiration, to find success in your life is key mum way to be inspired to do that is to listen to this.

[00:00:28] The inspired stewardship podcast with my friend, Scott made her go.

[00:00:34] the first thing I've seen is the the most successful people are the people that have had the most failures in their life, but they just choose to not quit. They choose to live and learn. They choose to learn from those things and then continue to be driven and use those experiences as lessons.

[00:00:53] Scott Maderer: Welcome and thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcasts. If you [00:01:00] truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures for your true calling and the inspired stewardship podcast. We'll learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your.

[00:01:16] So that you can impact the work.

[00:01:20] And tonight Saturday night special, I interview chip baker chip. And I talk with you about his messages of inspiration delivered by the success Chronicles chip. And I also share with you the top traits he's found in successful people. And chip also talks about the keys to using inspiration and motivation to impact others.

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[00:02:33] But if you have a different approach to things, they just don't work, but there's tools and techniques and approaches that you can take that will work for anyone. And we help you do that in productivity for your passion. Check it out slash law. Chip baker has been a coach and teacher for 23 years, living in the Houston area of Texas.

[00:02:57] He started the success Chronicles about five [00:03:00] years ago with the express purpose of interviewing people from all walks of life on positive, inspiration and motivation. As a fourth generation educator, he knows how important it is to identify the traits of successful people and inspire others to find success in their own.

[00:03:17] Chip has also an Arthur with both the impact of influence volume one and volume two. Welcome to the show chip.

[00:03:25] Chip Baker: Hello. Hello.

[00:03:27] Scott Maderer: So w I have had the pleasure of being over on your show over at the success Chronicles as well. Tell us a little bit about what got you started. Why did you decide to start the success product?

[00:03:41] Well,

[00:03:42] Chip Baker: for me I've been blessed and fortunate to be raised by some great people, as well as be around some awesome people to learn from in my life. And about six years ago I realized that I was blessed and fortunate and I wanted to highlight some of those people. Where am my life that made an [00:04:00] impact on my life.

[00:04:01] And so I just started, cause I always had great conversations with them and I always learn things from them that have helped me be better in my life. And so I just wanted to highlight those people and share their stories and a little did. I know it grew at a crazy rate and it has truly far surpassed anything I ever thought it would be in.

[00:04:19] And here we are.

[00:04:20] Scott Maderer: So when when you think about your own personal journey and whatnot how do you think the success Chronicles overlaps with the journey that you've had to doing what you're doing today as a teacher, as a coach and as somebody who's out there promoting success,

[00:04:40] Chip Baker: almost the same thing.

[00:04:42] I think in anything we do, nothing is wasted, no thing is wasted. And so in what we do is what I've done as a teacher and coach as a person that gives a service that believes in stewardship there's transferable skills in there that I've learned along the way. And really [00:05:00] I've been able to take those transferable skills and use them.

[00:05:03] That's a continue to give service, to strive, to provide inspiration and motivation and hope and help and service to others through what I do as far as the success Chronicles being an author, speaking, a motivation and those kinds of things.

[00:05:18] Scott Maderer: So in interviewing so many different people from so many different walks of life over the years, what are some of the top traits or characteristics that you've found?

[00:05:29] Maybe or showing up in common for all of these different kinds of success that you're seeing.

[00:05:35] Chip Baker: I think for one nobody's perfect. The first thing I've seen is the the most successful people are the people that have I had the most failures in their life, but they just choose to not quit.

[00:05:50] They choose to live and learn. They choose to learn from those things and then continue to be driven and use those experiences as lessons [00:06:00] and continue to grow. So I know that some people, they know that they're not perfect. They live and learn. They're driven. They understand their why you know why they're doing things.

[00:06:11] They have quality relationships. And I'll share this quote from one of my former pastors, pastor Dan and green. I love it. And our life moves at the speed of our relationships and they know that they have to have quality relationships in their lives. And so those are some of the things that I've found to be common traits in some of the successful people that I've interviewed along the way.

[00:06:31] Scott Maderer: I know one of the things that you like to do is give inspiration and motivation through the show and through the work that you do. So how do you think inspiration and motivation kind of impact and affect others? How does it affect that success journey? What's the connection between impact and motivation and inspiration.

[00:06:55] Chip Baker: I think when you're looking at inspiration and motivation, I'm gonna go Zig Ziglar on it on [00:07:00] it's like shower and you gotta have it every day, and when you have that, it allows you to be inspired to make an impact. It allows you to look within, to win and see that it's bigger than you.

[00:07:15] Because a lot of times we're gonna nobody's immune from going, growing through tough things. And so we will have to do. Find the blessings in the lessons along that journey, and then continue to do our thing. And what we realized along that journey is that it's inspiring and motivating to others because they see like you mean chip fell that many times, like it took him that long to pass a certification test.

[00:07:41] Like he did, it took him that long to get his college degree. Like he grew up with a single parent. Like all of those things, like when people see those things, like they see that you're not perfect, but yet you still are achieving great things, then it's inspiring and it makes an impact on others.

[00:07:57] And that's what it's been for me. [00:08:00] I was able to be around, like I said earlier, some amazing people that I saw in my life that I knew that they had made mistakes. I knew that some of the things that they'd done in their life, but then I also knew that they figured out that. And in them figuring out their why it was inspiring and impactful to me and my.

[00:08:17] Scott Maderer: So we talk actually a lot about figuring out your why on the show. That's something that comes up over and over again. When you say that can unpack that a little bit. What does that mean to you? Or what should others hear when you say figure out

[00:08:30] Chip Baker: your why, and now you gave me chills when you asked me that, but now you're trying to get me going, okay.

[00:08:36] You know what you're doing now?

[00:08:37] I think your, why is your purpose? Your passion. What drives you? Like, why do you do what you do? Like why are you who you are? Why do you continue to do the things that you do? And so when you unpack that and you really know what that, why is it allows you to have [00:09:00] clarity in your life?

[00:09:01] And when you have that clarity in your life, based off of your environment, your experiences, your relationships and your actions. When you have that clarity, then it allows you to see what you can use based off of your experiences that you can help others. And so that ties that why to your actions.

[00:09:24] And when you do that and I'll just give you an example, perfect example I played college football and what sticks is the enemy universe? It was a high school,

[00:09:33] it was a high school athlete, played football. But when I went and did my first day, or first couple of days, we did a running test and the hardest thing I ever done in my life up until that point. And I had to have that conversation with myself man, why are you doing this? Do you really want to be out here?

[00:09:50] Is it really worth this much to you? And so in that moment, I was able to reflect on all of the sacrifices that my [00:10:00] family made to allow me to have the opportunity to get my education. All of the hard work that I had put into it, for someone to think enough of me to give me an opportunity to be there, to have an opportunity to be on that team.

[00:10:11] The sacrifices that my, my parents, my mother had made to get me there like my mom couldn't afford to write a check and say, Hey here, baby, you go to college. My mom couldn't do. You know what she sacrificed and made a way for me to be able to be there. And so I thought about all of those kids from our hometown and looked up to me because I was a college athlete, and so you know that at that moment, that was my, why it made me see, I can't quit because I got people depending on me. And I was able to finish that activity, but then also. Be a part of that team, but then also finished by getting my college degree, which allowed me to be teacher and coach, which allowed me on and on the known to be here with him.

[00:10:58] But if I had quit [00:11:00] then and not understood what my, why was then I wouldn't be here with you. And that's how it is in our life. Like you have to hold on to what your why is because you're going to face tough challenges. And what it allows you to do is it allows you to push. Those challenges and not quit and give up because it's bigger than you.

[00:11:19] It's not just about you.

[00:11:20] Scott Maderer: So you mentioned stewardship earlier. And that's a question I like to ask all of my guests. Obviously my brand is inspired stewardship. I run things through that lens when I'm talking about it in the show. So what is stewardship to you and what has his impact been on your life?

[00:11:37] Chip Baker: When I hear stewardship, I think the word service comes up. I think stewardship is synonymous with service giving service. And again, I'm going to go back to my why again, I'm going to go back to my family again. I'm going to go back to my experiences that I've been raised with. And I've seen my mother single parent mom.

[00:11:57] I tell people I grew up with a superhero in my house [00:12:00] I saw her do things and give service through the church, through her teaching. Like I said, I'm a fourth generation educator when we didn't have things at home, she was continuing to give service and give to others. And I saw that the big man would just take care of us regardless.

[00:12:19] We always had our needs met. We never wanted for anything. And so I say stewardship and stuff. I've seen giving that service and that stewardship to education, stewardship, to faith-based things I've seen with the other side, it looks like, and it's amazing because it shows you that you can give service and give stewardship and still do great things.

[00:12:45] And it surprises you the benefits that come from it because you give gotta go educate her on your hair with a formula input equals output. So what you give in service and stewardship? Oh my gosh. You will [00:13:00] receive. And more than way more than what you give and I'm the evidence and the research of that.

[00:13:05] Scott Maderer: So this is a, the question that I like to ask, that's it, everyone tells me it's the not easy questions. So we'll give you that one. If I could invent a magic machine and I could grab you out of the seat where you sit today. Pull you into the future, a hundred to 150 years and magically, you are able to look back on your entire life, your whole journey and see all the impacts and all the ripples you've left behind.

[00:13:29] What's the impact you hope you've left on the world.

[00:13:31] Chip Baker: Oh man that is a tough one.

[00:13:35] Scott Maderer: It's an

[00:13:35] Chip Baker: easy question. I think I think for me, and as I think of it, it makes me smile. Because I'm proud of this, what I'm about to say, because I've truly worked hard at it. I think the impact that I hope to leave on the world is that I, I did consistent, I was consistent and I did things in a consistent manner, which was [00:14:00] consistently great.

[00:14:00] And so what I mean by that is anytime I have interactions with anybody. Like they know they going to get from chip back. You know what I'm saying? If they can say man and do was consistent, like I knew he going to give his all and everything is going to have a good attitude.

[00:14:18] He's going to smile. He's going to give maximum effort. He's going to love people. He's going to give service and he's going to understand that it's not about him and always look out for others first. Just the consistency in doing it. As well as what I hope that it will be.

[00:14:37] Awesome.

[00:14:37] Scott Maderer: Awesome. So what's coming up next for you, as you continue on this journey to living out your call, doing the success journeys, work in doing all of the different things that you're doing and impacting the world.

[00:14:50] Chip Baker: I think what's next for me is just continuing to strive to be the best version of myself.

[00:14:55] In knowing that just like I said, a couple of times in the. Understanding my life that it ain't [00:15:00] about me now. Not it's not about me. No, it ain't about me. I've learned that in my life. And so if I can be the best version of myself, I know without a shadow of a doubt, it allows me to be the best version of myself for others.

[00:15:13] And so that's what I'm continuing to do. Continuing to write books, continuing to speak and to others, life coach inspire and motivate. Continue to share stories through the success Chronicles. And all things, giving back, all things happening, all the things inspiring and motivating.

[00:15:33] Scott Maderer: You can find out more about chip baker on Facebook as chip baker, T S C for the success Chronicles, or follow him over on YouTube as chip maker, the success Chronicles, that's actually the best place to catch all of the videos and all of the interviews that he does.

[00:15:51] Of course, I'll have links to all of this over in the show notes as well. Chip, is there anything else you'd like to share or leave with the listener?

[00:15:58] Chip Baker: Sure. [00:16:00] Continue to be inspired, continue to give stewardship and I'm grateful for the opportunity live, learn, serve, inspire, go get it.

[00:16:11] Scott Maderer: Thanks so much for listening to the inspired stewardship podcast. As a subscriber and listener, we challenge you to not just sit back and passively. But act on what you've heard and find a way to live your calling. If you enjoyed this episode please do us a favor. Go over to inspired rate.

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