We had the good fortune of connecting with Samuel Deuth and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Samuel, how do you think about risk?
I love this question! This is one of those essentials factors to any level of success. I know for my wife and I, we wouldn’t have gotten to where we are today in business if we hadn’t taken the massive risk to leave our job security in the Northwest for the complete uncertainty of a few entrepreneur opportunities here in San Diego.

Should it be a calculated risk? Absolutely, risk without council is foolish. The Bible often reminds us in the book of Proverbs on the crucial nature of advisors contributing to success.

But, you’ll never be 100% sure or fully guaranteed a winning outcome. And that margin of uncertainty is what separates those who thrive to those who never achieve their goals. Whether it’s starting a business, writing that book or even asking your girlfriend to marry you, there’s always some element of risk.

And most often you’ll find that your risk level is in proportion to your current level. In my book the Process of Promotion, I talk a lot about how God shapes you for your next season. So, you aren’t ready for all that you want right now, but if you continue to grow and develop and prepare yourself, you’ll find that next big step or level isn’t as scary, since you’ve grown yourself into a new level that can easily take that step.

Without that risk or decisive step of faith, your life can’t move forward! So many in life and work are stalled out due to lack of courage to take the risk and take a step.

I strongly encourage you to go for it! Don’t back up from your dream!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have a few different lanes I run in. Pastoring, coaching, writing and the business aspect of my writing.

I’ve been fortunate enough to some good success within the writing and publishing arena which can be tough. Actually I never originally intended to be a writer. I hated grammar, but I love people and felt a growing demand to share more intentionally with those God had given me a voice with.

My non-fiction writing style is conversational. I love it when I hear people say, it’s like I’m sitting down and having a conversation with you.

But, what I’ll note here as far as my art and creativity is something I note in my book, The Process of Promotion. Often artists can get this euphoric thought that all creativity is pure flow and feel, but, I’ve found that the great artists bring more discipline and habit into their craft than we like to admit. Writing a great book is more about daily discipline of writing than it is about an epic “writing weekend” trip somewhere.

Work on your craft a little each day and you’ll be shocked at what all you can accomplish.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Wow, this is tough! Don’t make me choose… but if I have to it’s going to be a combo of food, views, coffee and breweries.

If I’m picking you up from the airport in San Diego, I’m going to either take you across to the picturesque Coroado to ge those beaches or I’d head to James coffee downtown or Birdrock or Lofty.

On one morning I’d for sure take you to my families favorite beach, Solana Beach! We’d hit up breakfast at Claires! Their french Toast is unreal. Then, I’d take you over to Lofty Coffee to grab a oat milk cortado to go! We’d then head over to the water front and sit on the beach!

For a great dinner in that same area we may head over to Alce101 great food and unique cocktails. At some point, I’d most likely go check out Stone Brewery! Too many good local spots to pick from!!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
So much of success is found in the circle around you. There’s a few key people that I want to honor. First, my parents. They were incredible in laying the foundations of work ethic, problem solving and Godly Character that were essential to build a thriving life on.
I’d then like to thank my wife, Katie, for walking with me and believing with me for the last 18 years! Her encouragement and at times frustrations with me have shaped me and strengthened me!

Then, as I survey my life, there’s a few key people who have been in key points of development for me:
Jeff Bullard
Joe Braucht
Eddie Windsor
John Morgan
Kevin Gerald
Dr. Matt Hubbard
Pastor Jurgen Matthesius

Website: samueldeuth.com

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Twitter: @samueldeuth.com

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