Dec 7, 2020
On this episode of
Mindful Impact with Justin
Francisco, the host speaks with Steve Rodgers, a former
Warren Buffet CEO and bestselling author of IGI Principles. Listen
as they talk about the IGI Principle, how he helped business owners
and leaders achieve success and abundance, as well as his
inspirational story of his family.
Rodgers specializes in helping business owners and leaders increase
profits while bringing spiritual intelligence into every aspect of
personal and professional lives.
Rodger narrated his typical weekdays, from his morning routines,
his deliverable throughout the day, up to his evening
is currently reading several books such as The Sermon on the Mount
by Emmet Fox.
usually reads a book excerpt, picks it up, absorbs it, and jumps
into something else rather than reading the entire
Dyer is a great spiritual activist, psychologist, and therapist who
said that Ego represented edging God out.
- “Am I
an Ego or am I an IGI” is Steve's mantra, which turned into
set his relationship with his wife as an example of dealing with
IGI or Ego.
- Sometimes ego is in control when trying to be
dealing with clients, he usually checks first if his messages are
coming from IGI or Ego.
programmed his thoughts with IGI as if it is a device's operating
time to pause and breathe in meditation when things are starting to
- Before starting to do anything, Steve frames
his thinking about preparing for an IGI mindset.
starts narrating his transition point to his new
always has the drive to do more, be more, get more when he got into
a real estate business in the corporate American executive
- Steve's Ego served him very well for many
years. However, his addiction to driving, success, and alcohol
started tripping around his soul.
- Steve's tough, disciplinarian military father
is the reason for him always trying to prove
has regretted taking action against his father, but it made him
prove he can finish high school and live on his
of the essential elements of the IGI formula are forgiveness,
gratitude, morality, service, trust, and prayer
letting go of his financially rewarding job as a CEO wasn't by
trust, but out of necessity and fear as he was fired after 15 years
ran his real estate company for five years in the worst real estate
market in history.
sold his real estate business and broke away from that as a
purpose-driven consultant and speaker.
thought that he was a good father when he was a CEO, but he
realized it's the other way around from her daughter's
daughter told her he traumatized her by being a functional
alcoholic when she was young.
tells a story about how her daughter left a note on a laundry
basket with empty bottles stating, "AA- You need
such realizations caused by the note from her daughter, he ended up
getting help and hasn't been drinking for 18
strives for serving self such as food, alcohol, adoration, praise,
sex, money, material wealth. When you are giving that to the ego,
you can never get enough of that.
finds information and deletes other information to prove they are
- It is
hard to eradicate racism, addiction, self-destructive behavior,
power because we justify the ability that we are better than the
- Prayer meditation is the communication with the
source for a higher power.
- Steve's circle of friends when he was in the
mid-'50s became much smaller in a much deeper
usually meets his coaches once a week to twice per month, with text
messages in between.
has a 5-years holistic doctor, Dr. Meltzer, who challenged him to
do a vegan plant-based diet.
excessive power that we put on money will cause a problem with our
is motivating young entrepreneurs, young men and women, and seniors
involved in business to be more focused on passion, purpose, and
spiritual connection in the world.
- Steve's definition of success is the daily
connection to his higher source and being led by something besides
- Steve's relationship with the source is the
most important and the most successful relationship that he
would like to say to his 18-year-old self to find ways to not
damage the ones you say you love the most sooner than
3 Key Points:
- Be in
control of your Ego by programming your thoughts with IGI to have
control of your emotion.
on your passion, purpose, and spiritual connection with the higher
source. These are the true definitions of success.
your own best friend, love yourself, and connect with yourself
despite all downfall and vulnerabilities as much as your
- "Having a conversation with someone you
have known for 35 years, we sometimes feel that we can read their
mind and finish their sentences, and sometimes as a human being, we
feel the need to defend. "-Steve
I feel my breath starting to heat up, my heart starts to rapidly
go, if I feel my mind starting to go really quickly, I know it is
time for me to take a quick pause"-Steve
that energy being projected the right way?"-Steve
- "Am I
gonna walk into this from the presence of Ego or Igy? Before I
start something I frame my thinking about preparing for that
- "I am
in control with my mind, and my mind is also being controlled, and
I can control my emotion by my higher being controlling my mind and
think a lot of people can relate to trying to prove
- "Trust- I think that's the hardest thing to
choosing to do this because what I am now is what I am no longer
passionate about. It's no longer serving me, and I knew I was being
called to do something else, and that's when trust really kicked
in" -Steve Rodgers
- "What's interesting about that is, how we can
as humans are so unaware of what we're creating and what we're
doing, with a whole different illusion of
the ego decides a person, policy, or political group, the mind does
everything like a radar to find information to prove that they are
me, prayer meditation is me connecting to source, and me connecting
to a higher power." -Steve
- "I am
my own best friend means, I can still love myself and
connect with myself in spite of all those things, but because of
those things" -Steve