AuthorDino Katsiametis

#8 Jeff Motske CEO of Trilogy Financial, Leads with his Faith

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” Proverbs 3:5 

Jeff Motske is the President and CEO of Trilogy Financial Services, a national financial services firm based out of Orange County, California.

Jeff is very much an apple pie type of a guy.  Came from a good family, played sports and went to a good college.  However, the misconception is that everything comes easy for people like this.  The truth is that nothing comes easy without hard work and faith.  Listen to Jeffs story and realize that his success comes from his belief in God and his faith that he will be taken care of.  I believe God has placed him in a position of power because he models the life that He wants us to all have.

He is up by 4 AM every day to pray and read the good word.  If this doesn’t start the day off the rigth way I don’t know what will.  He then leads his company and employees by example always doing the right thing and always putting God before his own needs.

Show Questions:

  • Who was the most influential person in your life?  “my parents and my football coach.”  This proves that as a parent or even a coach we MUST not take the roll lightly and always realize that our every word has significant impact.
  • Your favorite charity? “My church and wounded warriors.  As you will hear in the interview Jeff is very passionate about our military and does his best to support them.
  • What Church do you attend?  First Christian Church

Recommended book: Unbroken

Dino’s Note:

Jeff is a solid guy that puts God and family first.  He carries around his kids sports schedule and takes his wife out on a date every Wednesday.  Runs one of the largest independently owned financial planning companies in the nation and yet makes time for his family and friends.  He is obviously a very intelligent guy but yet he is very humble and simple at the same time.

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#7 “Big Mike” – The story of how a drug addict became the true “fisherman of men”

“Blessed is he who does not take offense at Me” Luke 7:23 

Big Mike was born Jewish and grew up with a verbally abusive father who was an alcoholic and pushed him as a child to fullfill his own dream to be an olympic swimmer. At 9 years old Mike was swimming for 4 hours a day at a junior olympic level.

By the time he was 17 Mike was using coccaine.  He became a male model and dancer which allowed him to afford his semi-hedonistic lifestyle. His addictions quickly got worse and his life was out of control.  Somehow Mike managed to get married to the love of his life, but when she got pregnant he got really scared.  The last thing he was willing to do was be an abusive father and so in a fit of rage, he admitted defeat.

The most incredible thing happened, Mike called his father.  After laughing, his father pointed Mike in the direction of AA.  Mike went to a meeting and quickly made his way to NA and God.

Now Mike is a Personal Trainer, father of 4 and has truly become a Fisherman of Men. On a typical day, Mike will attend a meeting purposefully to find someone to help.

Recommended Book:  A Purpose Driven Life – Rick Warren

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#6 John Parodi – A dirt poor drug addict with $17.70 left to his name to now running a very successful company only made possible through Christ.

“I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.” John 1:23

John Parodi was a very successful man with all the money he ever needed.  He was a self-admitted selfish and guarded person who was about money and women and knew nothing of the Lord.  His life changed when traveling through Indonesiaand 400 people were killed in a C4 explosion at a nightclub where he and his friend were partying.  His best frien was killed and that prompted a search for something more.

He traveled to Thailand where for a time he became a budhist, but when getting back to the states, his search turned to perscription drugs.  After the stock market crash, John’s addiction got worse.  He totaled his car in 2010 went to a meeting and met Big Mike, who changed his life.

John got sober for 2 years, but in 2012 when he lost his job he started drinking again. Why? Because it was easier than turning to God.  When his bank account dwindled to $17.70 it was sink or swim time.  He came back to God and things began to get better.

Listen to this fascinating and moving story of struggle.  Hear how John overcame his pain and started his own company called “Get Mugshot”

Recommended App: Through the Word

Recommended Book: “What They Dont Teach You At Harvard Business School”

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#5 Steve Renteria struggled through a very violent childhood with an abusive father to ultimately be saved

“Though I walk through the shadow of the valley of death I will fear no evil for you are with me; your rod and your staff will comfort me” Psalms 23:4

Steve Renteria is the Regional Manager of Steele Insurance Agency.  Steve grew up in a very violent household with an abusive father.  Being the eldest brother, he took it upon himnself to protect his mother from his father.  After an altercation that landed his father in the hospital by Steve’s own hand and years of bad behavior, he turned his anger into athletics, but lost that outlet after college.  Steve found the Calvary Church and knew he had to work through his anger and let God into his heart.

Now Steve has a very successful career at Steele Insurance Agency and is a devoted Man of God.

Listen to Dino’s very touching interview and get inspired.

Recommended book:  Getting Anger Under Control – Neil T Anderson & Rich Miller

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