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Ep 449: From Basketball to Building a Kingdom Focused Business | Tamra Andress & Doug Elks

March 19, 2024
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Join host Tamra Andress as she delves into an inspiring conversation with Doug Elks on The Messenger Movement Podcast. Discover Doug's remarkable journey from childhood challenges to launching the AIM movement, his mindset around suffering and gratitude, and his dedication to aligning business initiatives with advancing God's kingdom.


Don't miss this insightful episode filled with wisdom and encouragement!

We discuss: 

  • Ambition Mindset and Faith Journey: Doug Elks shares his compelling story of overcoming childhood challenges, including having a drug-addicted father, and how these experiences shaped his ambition mindset. Despite adversity, he found strength in his faith and a sense of purpose in community building.

  • Balancing Business Growth with Kingdom Advancement: A central theme of the discussion is Doug's commitment to aligning his business ventures with his faith. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining alignment across all initiatives to focus on advancing God's kingdom and making disciples, demonstrating a holistic approach to entrepreneurship rooted in spiritual values.

  • Leveraging Personal Brand for Ministry: Doug highlights the significance of using personal branding and social media platforms as tools for ministry. By boldly sharing his faith online and focusing on his personal relationship with the Bible, he aims to reach and encourage others, exemplifying the integration of faith into professional endeavors.


About Doug: 

Doug Elks is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and hybrid athlete. He formerly played D1 college basketball at Western Carolina University where he also earned a double business major in management and marketing. He now travels as a motivational speaker primarily for schools and athletes while also building his nutrition and wellness brand, Kaizos. In his free time he enjoys challenging physical feats like 100 mile races and more.


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Tamra Andress is a 5x #1 Best Selling Author, a top .3% Global Podcaster (The F.I.T. in Faith Podcast), international speaker, Marketplace Minister & Experience Creator with retreats and events.

She’s the founder of F.I.T. In Faith Media & Press Publishing House. And serves as the President of The Founder Collective a non-profit with a mobilized church for entrepreneurs. All of her initiatives are centralized to catalyze faith-filled leaders into messengers with movements so that they can broadcast Truth and advance the Kingdom.

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