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Yeah, Okay, what's up everybody? Welcome back to the What now podcast That's right the wood down podcast where we discuss positive ways about effectively facing life's most difficult moments And remember we no longer call those words difficult moments. Are those moments difficult and you might say, well why do you keep repeating it? Because that's the tagline for the show. Okay, but we have taken that word difficult out boom and we have placed defining in place of the word difficult Why? Because we understand that regardless of the challenges that come with those moments, we have the ability to define those moments in our lives. We have the right we have the ability and what else do I always say? We have the right to do it. We have the ability to do it and I can't remember the other one on today. But anyway, I want you to understand that you can define the moment.
Don't allow the moment to define you and don't you label the moment something that isn't productive for your life, for your purpose, for your family, for your vision, for whatever you have going on. All right, my name is Captain Patty john I'm a purpose strategist, author, transformation coach and spiritual leader. I provide tools and strategies to transition individuals from merely existing to living a life full of purpose. That's right. A life for a purpose. There is purpose residing inside of each and every one of you. You don't believe me pitch yourself now. Maybe you may pinch yourself and don't have a reaction here. What I want everybody to breathe in, hold it, breathe out, breathe in, hold it breathe out. Yeah. If you were able to do that simple exercise with me, then I am here today to let you know that you have passed the test to determine and purpose resides in your life.
Why? Because as long as there is breath left in your body Purpose yet remains. So I just want to encourage you for the second podcast, I forgot to say this part for the sake of the podcast. You can call me cliff guys, we're gonna do a little mix up with the podcast as well. I have since I believe it was the end of November, beginning of December of 2019. We have done the podcast where all you've heard from is me now. I know each and every one of you have fallen in love with my voice and my perspective and just fall in love with the the personal encounter you have with me every time I upload episode, listen you can't all have me to yourself though okay and I can't just have each and every one of you to myself. So I am expanding the borders of the what now podcast. That's right. I'm expanding the borders and I'm opening it up to guests. We have a guest coming up.
I believe it will be on. No, but tom you hear this podcast he may have already aired because I don't yeah he may have already aired but I just wanted to I guess I'm letting you guys know late because unlike my radio show my radio show is live, this is not live but you will have heard him and I want to bring an understanding to you guys. I know originally I said that it would just be me talking because of what I do on transformation radio. For those who do not know shameless plug here. I am the host of transformation radio where we transform lives through purposeful conversations regardless of how uncomfortable and unpopular those conversations are on that show. I invite guest in on sometimes we have weekly shows. Sometimes the shows are bi weekly, sometimes their monthly, it all depends on my schedule and the availability of the guests I desire to have on but I have a lot of guests on that show. So I created this platform, you know, for you guys to hear from me, but occasionally I want to bring others in uh with different perspectives about life, different experiences from lives and different what now stories guys, everybody has a what now story, especially in the days and times we're living in right now because we're all facing a what nail story, why?
Because what was normal to us no longer is So we've all encountered what now moments in our lives and I believe that I can bring some other people to add weight and value to this platform and that will encourage you and what you're going through based upon the things that they have been through. So just to let you know every now and then we will have guests on the show if you're out there and you are changing this world and you have been through some what now moments and you have taken those what now moments and it has allowed you to maximize or reach a maximum potential or not, maximum potential, but uh you scaled up, you've you've learned from those experiences and now you're changing the game, reach out to me at info at Clifton's Pettijohn dot com Let me know you're interested in being on the show. Also leave your website. Leave a picture so that I can no, I can put a face with the person that's giving me this information.
Okay. You don't have to have a lot of experience because I'm also into helping people that are just beginning out because sometimes I know it's not easy to get your foot in the door, but I want God told me years ago and reminded me recently that he called me to be a door, coming to be a door and to be a bridge. So I want to be a door for you and open up opportunities for you. You never know who's listening and I want to take this time to thank all of our listening audience. I know this is probably the longest intro I've ever done, but I want to thank our listening audience for taking time to listen to the podcast. I appreciate each and every one of you. If it were not for you, there'll be no podcast. I appreciate your love. I appreciate your support and listen at the end of the podcast, we're going to do something new and I want you guys to take advantage of it. I want you to take advantage of it because it's gonna be a giveaway attached to. It's gonna be a giveaway attached to it. Okay, so let's get started. What are we going to talk about on today's podcast.
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Mhm. Mhm. So today, here's what I'm gonna do. Listen, I'm talking to everyone that has ever supported me, everyone that has done it in the forefront, everyone that has done it in the background. Those that have been here, physically pushing me to be everything that I could be, Those who have inbox me. Those who have text me, those who have emailed me, those who have told others about my radio show, my book, my merch, my services, my podcast about me. I want to thank you on today. Listen, I appreciate each and every one of you. Regardless of what phase of my life you were there and the role that you played in my life. I want today's podcast to push you. That's right. I wanted to push you. We're all going through some challenging times right now. As I said, you know, one of the things that I love about God is that God will never um leave us second guessing as it relates to what we've been called and created to do.
Now we may find ourselves second guessing. However, we cannot blame that second guessing on the creator. Sometimes we start to second guess what it is that we've been called and created to do because our expectations don't match the expectations of the creator. Our timeline doesn't match the timeline of the creator. We are looking at who's supporting us and we don't even realize the support that's going on in the background. This week I was blessed. I um those who may not know you can visit www dot clinton. Pettijohn dot com forward slash store. I just released a webinar. I want you all to go and invest in your now to produce the future that's connected to your purpose. It's called embracing your weird, Embracing your weird God gave me a tremendous acronym to go along with the word weird. We put it on a T shirt. You can purchase a T on the website as well, but I really want you guys to listen to the webinar.
Ok, A young lady wrote me, she's actually a little bit older than me, but she wrote me and she was telling me what you said. Really blessed me and I didn't I had no idea what she was talking about because it didn't come through, you know, attached to anything that I said or a video I had done or a podcast episode. It wasn't attached to it. So I said, you know, well thank you, I appreciate that. But can you tell me what I did? Um and she began to tell me she was listening to the preview and it is a preview available on my instagram as well as on my facebook into Youtube as well. You can just go to those platforms and type in Kliptown, Pettijohn, Clifton's petty john, I'm sorry. Um so she was just telling me how she listened and she remembered back to her childhood, how she was weird and how she struggled with embracing herself and loving herself and even as an adult, she struggled with it now, but she thanked me for changing, helping her alter her perception concerning being weird.
Um and that blessed me and it blessed me because uh sometimes I do things and I'm saying I'm again and I'm sorry guys, but sometimes I do things and I have unrealistic expectations. Sometimes I released some things and I expect certain people that I know that are either in my circle or that I know that it could really be a blessing to, I expect them to respond to what I have released hear me out. That's not always the case and you have to remember why you're doing with your, what you're doing, you have to remember your why, because sometimes we can get caught up in what we're viewing as lack of support and I'm not gonna talk about that because I think I talked about that on another podcast and I'm not gonna go into that, but this is helping me segue into what we're talking about. So anyway, um you know, I I thanked her for that because I found myself after that webinar. I found myself a little discouraged because I kind of expected more feedback from that because I know personally how many people, or I know personally that a lot of people struggle with the concept of them being called weird or identifying themselves as weird and trying to change and alter their behavior to fit in.
So I really thought that like this was gonna be the webinar that took off. Like I I felt like this was gonna be the one, this was gonna be the one to take us to the next level and take us to the next dimension. And I'm not saying that it will not be, I'm not saying that it will not be, I'm saying that my narrow vision at the time, my narrow vision at the time didn't see much of it, didn't see much of and I had to sit back and really begin to remember why I do what I do. I don't do it for clicks, I don't do it for likes, I don't do it to uh for people to uh I guess pump my head up. It's great to have support and it's great knowing that people are being blessed by, but you know, I'll be honest with you, I can pump my own head up. I want to see people's lives transformed. So that means one person's life is transformed to people's lives are transformed, 100 500,000, you know, hundreds of thousands all the way up to a million.
It doesn't matter how many it is at, one person's life is impacted, then it was successful. So the reason why I want to reach out to each and every one of you on tonight is I want you to know, I may not have been, I may not be able to be there physically to support as much as I used to be or that I desire to be, I might not be able to watch all of your videos or your teachings or your inspirational messages or I might not be able to purchase everybody's merch right now. I'm positioning myself to be able to do that. I'm positioning myself to be able to do that. Or perhaps we should collaborate so that I can get your merch mentioned here on the podcast and we can work that thing out. Perhaps we should do that info at Clinton Pettijohn dot com, but anyway, what I'm saying is it may not seem that I'm there in the capacity that I once was there and it may not seem like my support is as strong as it once was. I want you to take a step back because and then not even just with me, you might be feeling like that with a lot of people because I know I was I'm and be honest with you, I was bad with some people, I was angry with some people, I was upset with some people.
I was figuring out how I could get them back and teach them a lesson and all of those things. But if you listen to the last podcast, you know that I'm not one that's able to hold grudges why? Because I have solutions, you can't house effective solutions while holding our housing grudges, you can go back and listen to that podcast and find out how grudges can taint um the solution that you're supposed to offer okay, but I want you all to be encouraged to understand and we said it before and I think we know it is kind of a cliche but people are listening that may never say they're listening. People are watching that may never say they're watching. People are being inspired, that may never say they're being inspired. People are being ignited. That may never tell you they're being ignited. So you have to continue on and you have to keep your forehead set is flint and you have to keep your focus on the goal and you have to remember your why you have to remember what you were called purpose and created to do and you got to do that in the capacity that everything in you screams what you have been called and created to do.
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So I don't want you to give up. I don't want you to walk away. I want you to lift your head up. I want you to do cry if you have to cry, take a moment if you have to take a moment, do whatever it is that you need to do to catch your breath, but I need you to catch your breath and continue to do what you were called, created, destined and purposed to do. Why? Because the world is waiting for you, The world is waiting for you. The world is waiting for you, if you follow me, you know that in december on my radio show, I shared with God, dealt with me prophetically about concerning 2020. Now, I know a lot of people heard that God said it was 2020 the year he was perfecting vision and clearing up vision and he's doing all of those great and amazing things. However, he did not deal with me concerning that. He told me that this was the year of the creative, this was the year he was gonna flip the script and put the creative in the forefront. And I don't know if you follow a lot of different things however, that with the quarantine, a lot of us have had to reposition ourselves and connect with that creative monster or that creative genius that resides inside of us.
Why? Because everything that was connected to the economic system that we have been accustomed to with either making money adding value or doing whatever it is, especially as speakers and whatever it is that you do, you have to become more creative with it. The year of the creative, It was a year that you had to take the creative power back in your hand, You have to eliminate the middle man and now you have to begin to produce on your own. I know some of you uh we we have mixed feelings concerning the nick Cannon thing. I'm not gonna speak out concerning it. All I'm gonna say is then if he really believes what he said, then it is time for him to position himself for ownership of distribution of his content so that he can express how he feels because there are many people now that are afraid to express how they feel because they don't have ownership of that content. That's a little sideboard there, because if you ask me, I believe he should have stood up for what he said.
Now I do understand, I'm gonna be honest with you as a as a person that understands how the world works. He has to apologize because he's probably looking at the bigger picture with the money, but that's why we learn to position ourselves as creatives, that we are not just continuing to create great content for other people that will have the ability to oppress us or oppress our message or press what we stand for and we begin to create it and distribute it ourselves and we unite together with like minded people. If we're not able to fund the creation of it or the distribution of it ourselves. We are stronger together. I will continue to say that those who are progressive, who desire to see changes in certain areas where change needs to be made, we are stronger together and that was free. But God said it was a year of the creative.
It was a year of the creative. He did not tell me that the coronavirus was gonna come, which was gonna provoke creatives to to have to revisit everything that they have been doing and everything they've been accustomed to where everybody to do that. He didn't tell me it was coming that way. He just was going to be the year of the creative. He was repositioning the creative So that's why you cannot quit. You have a solution. You have a solution. You have a solution. You have a solution. The problem is that sometimes we submit to the problems that we are the solution to. So you cannot quit. Baby probably hear this squeaky chair in the background to I'm sorry, but you are the solution. The problem only continues to grow and develop when the solution doesn't realize they are the solution. And you're worried about somebody acknowledging the fact that you are the solution. How about you acknowledge the fact? Because sometimes people can't acknowledge what we refuse to acknowledge.
Thank you. Cliff. That was for you. People cannot acknowledge what we refused to acknowledge and the reality is that we have refused to acknowledge the knowledge that we possess that if applied becomes wisdom. We refused to understand that we are the solution that we keep looking for externally. But that's okay. That's why you connect with a conversationalist. That's why we connect with each other. Because if I can connect with you we have communication. We we have an exchange between each other. We have a conversation. Thank you. Cliff. I said we have communication with conversation. Communications. Part of conversations. We have a conversation. It's kind of like when Elizabeth, I know I'm going bible kinda hard on this one. Oh well uh it's in me uh when Elizabeth and mary met and Yeshua Yamashita jesus, the christ was inside of uh mary and I was gonna say it was inside of Elizabeth who had been teaching all wrong huh?
And john the baptist john the baptize er the one that prepared the way was inside of Elizabeth and said when they met each other something began to happen on the inside and that something that happened on the inside begin to flow outside and begins to flow outside. That's what happens when you meet somebody that also holds a solution that pulls upon the solution that's inside of you. You pull upon the solution inside of them. Something begins to happen that now no longer can remain internally. It begins to have an effect externally. So today what's going on is I'm speaking to your purpose to your design to the baby that's inside of you. I am speaking to it And I'm commanding it to live right now. I'm not even just calling causing it to exist anymore. No baby. You shall live. You shall speak boldly.
You shall walk boldly. You shall produce boldly. You shall be searched out and no longer will you hide from being found. Those who will search with you for, you will find you now because you will position yourself as the solution And not as one who has submitted to the problem. So I speak prophetically to you today. To your purpose, to your design to the call to the mandate that's upon your life that's within you. The essence of your creation that's inside of you. I encourage you on today. I stretch you on today and I push you forward on today. All right, so listen, that's all right. Thank you all for listening. I appreciate each and every one of you. Listen, if you are listening to this part, here's what I need you to do if you enjoyed this podcast and I believe you did. You know why? Because I'm getting excited and I'm gonna go back and listen to the replay as well.
This thing that stirred me up. So, if you have enjoyed it, I want you to text transforming. No, no, no, no. I'm sorry. Go to transformation radio on yo I want you to text. I receive it 230-6485544 Again. Text I receive it 30-64 85544. I want you to do that. Why? Because each and every one of you that does that, you're gonna be entered for a drawing for prize. I'm gonna be giving up prizes will be given away on uh upcoming episodes. So I want you to do that. I want you to let me know you're enjoying it guys because if not then we can shut this whole thing down psych. There are people that are waiting to hear this message, so I appreciate you guys. I love you as I always say, create a great day walk with purpose and by all means yo execute your vision peace.
Mhm Yeah. Yeah. Many people define stagnation as not producing or being at a standstill. Yeah, I get it. However, I would like to add a little weight to the definition and say that I may be producing, I may be moving. However, my production and my movements are disrespectful to the purpose that's inside of me, to the greatness that's inside of me at that's going on. That stagnation as well and that's okay. Guess why? Because I have developed a tool, I wrote a book called from stagnation and transformation. And that book was written specifically for individuals that feel stuck, that feel lost, that feel like they're just wandering in the wilderness that feel like they just need something, it's just missing.
It's okay. I want you to hit over to www dot clinton. Pettijohn dot com forward slash transformation there. You're gonna find a complimentary portion of the book. That's right. A complimentary portion of the book. I want you to read that portion After that. It's gonna ignite such a fire inside of you that you're gonna want to purchase, the your personal copy of from stagnation of transformation. So I want you to do that as well. Why? Because I believe that it will give you a 21 day jump start to fulfilling or re identifying purpose and whatever core area you find yourself stagnant in. So again, visit www dot clinton Pettijohn dot com forward slash transformation.