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Interview With George Siegal

podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-determined-people-podcast/id1545647376

George Siegal is a documentary filmmaker based in Tampa, Florida. His latest film, “The Last House Standing,” is a riveting look at how unprepared most of us are for disaster. In our interview, George shares some real life stories from the film, we discussed FEMA and the misconceptions people have about their capabilities, and he laid out actions we can take to know where we stand should the unthinkable happen to us. There is even a checklist on his website under the resources tab.

Click on the podcast link to listen…

http://www.TheLastHouseStanding.org

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Struggling Kids…

Yesterday I was privileged to speak to a group of foster children. It felt great to be speaking again, especially with kids. I was an insecure, angry, struggling kid myself, and because of my upbringing I connect with kids.

If a child reached out to you, please take the time to engage with them. Kids today need hope, they need validation, and they need us…

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Predictions…

People go to palm readers and soothsayers to find out what their future holds. The predictions are wrong, of course, because only God knows how our lives will turn out. Focus on what His word says about how we should live, and everything will turn out fine…

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Greed…

In the movie, “Wall Street,” the main character told us that “greed is good.” By definition, greed means a selfish desire for wealth and power. There is nothing wrong with wealth and power until you throw selfishness into the mix. Keep your motives true and noble, and should you start feeling selfish, give away what you have accumulated.

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Lists…

We make grocery lists, to-do lists, and lists to remind us of the errands we have to accomplish. I keeps another list: it’s a list of people I want to interview for my podcast. It’s a list of people I want to have dinner with. A list of people whose story I want to know better. And I reach out to the people on the list, trying to engage. And I refuse to give up, putting God in the driver’s seat to connect us. Make your own list. And keep going…

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Time Flies…

It is said that “time flies when you’re having fun.” It’s true. Vacations never seem long enough. Time passes quickly when you are focused on what you love to do. We only have so much time on this earth. Make it count…

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