People of Influence

Welcome to Unleashing the Champion within. Today, I am sharing a message called People of Influence, which I gave at a Women on the Frontline Conference. 

I felt like the topic was so important, I had it transcribed for both my Podcast and Blog. I know this word will help you realize how much influence you really have! 

I’m very, very excited. I cannot wait to share this with you. And I wanted to mention, you know Patricia talked about our names last night and how important the meaning of our names are to us. 

When I was married, I dropped my last name and I just kept my middle name, because my last name had a lot of pain attached to it. So I just got rid of it and I just thought I’m going to go Cynthia Diane Stewart.

About 20+ years ago, God said you need to take your last name back, because you’re missing the anointing that it carries.

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Interview with Patricia King

Cindy Stewart: A few months ago, I was on the Patricia King, XpMedia show. We shared about dreaming and how you can bring your dreams into reality with my new online class, Live Your Dream – Experience Your Passion. 

You can find the details at

Patricia King: Welcome to Everlasting Love. Do you have a dream in your heart that has never been fulfilled, or perhaps you’re waiting on a promise of God that you’re waiting and waiting and waiting and it just hasn’t come to pass yet? This program is for you!

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Life Transitions with Cynda Harris

Cindy Stewart:  Today, I am sharing an interview from 2016 with my special guest and good friend Cynda Harris.  She shares her journey of transition from the familiar into the unfamiliar, where God was beginning something new.  

Welcome Cynda.  

Cynda Harris:  Thank you, I’m super excited to be here. This is fun. 

Cindy Stewart:  Yeah, and I know you have so much to share with us, so I want jump right in. 

Cynda Harris:  Okay. 

Cindy Stewart:  First, I want to start out talking a little bit about For the Girls International, which you’re Co-Founder of. And it really is a ministry, and really an organization that pours life into people who are connected with it. So tell me a little bit how that got started?

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Bringing Your Dreams to Reality

One of the questions I am asked frequently is:

 How do I bring my dream to reality? 

Today I am sharing my interview with Katie who did just that — She turned her dream into reality! (You can listen to the interview on iTunes, Unleashing the Champion within Episode 4.)  

At 29 years old, Katie is a successful entrepreneur who has exponentially grown her business, and is planning for an expansion. Katie will share how her business grew 150% in profitability, while maintaining a 98% client retention. 

Katie will be sharing her expertise on setting prices and how outsourcing has grown her business. In closing, Katie will give us her 5 Tips to go from Dreaming to Launching your Business. 

By the way, Katie is my daughter, so I get to brag a little bit too.

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How I found My Dream with Ross Stewart

Today I am sharing my interview with Ross Stewart who did just that — he identified his passion and went after his dreams.

Ross is currently the head coach at Leto High in Tampa, Florida. He is a graduate of Endicott College in Boston and East Lake High School in Palm Harbor, FL.  His love for basketball has carried him through high school and college and into a career.  Today, Ross will share about how he was able to identity his passion and the steps he took to live his dream.  And oh by the way, Ross is my son. 


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Investing in Your Future

“Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make.
It will not only improve your life —

It will improve the lives of all those around you.”
Robin Sharma

Each week, I end my Podcast and Blog with, “Remember You are the best investment you can make.”  This week I thought we should discuss why this statement is true and why it applies to everyone! 

The reason you are your best investment is because you were born to be significant. As you live a life of significance, you empower others in their significance. In other words, YOU carry worth, greatness and value and what you do impacts others. You are an influencer for the time you live in. 

Recently, I was telling my daughter, Katie, how proud I was of the success she has had in her business. She owns a hair salon and had just invested in training to expand her hair extension business. She said within the first three weeks she had met her 1st quarter goal. WOW!

Why is it important to invest in yourself?


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Interview with Ruth Hendrickson

Cindy Stewart: Today, we have a special guest with us, Ruth Hendrickson. She is amazing. We have been away at a pastors’ conference in Denver.  We have had some incredible insights, and we’ve also had a lot of fun too, so welcome, Ruth.

Ruth H.: Thank you. It’s so good to be here. I’m glad to be joining you for this time, and for everyone listening, I just want to say hi, and stay tuned in. I think we’re going to have a great time together.

Cindy Stewart: I think so, too. What Ruth’s going to share, can really make a difference in your ability to go forward, to really live your dream, and to discover, what’s that next step.


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My Mom’s Life Lessons

What’s time to a hog?

My mom was beautiful, creative and she was witty, charming and smart. She was known for her quirky little sayings, like What’s Time to a Hog?, More to be Pitied than Censored, Dime to a Donut, and my favorite Beauty must Suffer. 

Her focus was to always finding the best in every situation. I never remember her complaining or worrying. For example, when we were running short on groceries, she would whip up something incredible for dinner — which usually included eggs — as she would say, if you have eggs you have dinner. 

There are many things I learned from my mom. 

Today I want to share the Top 5 that stand out for me. 


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Cars, Negotiating and Business

Dad’s is the voice that urges kids to go higher and says,
“I know you can do it. 

Why don’t you get up and try again?”

I am writing today on what would have been my dad’s 86th birthday.  I want to share a few of the lessons I learned from my dad. He was gregarious and lots of fun, not to mention a genius – literally Genius IQ. He loved all kinds of cars, but his favorite was his pickup truck, especially when the camper was on and he was heading to the lake to fish. He also believed everything was negotiable, it doesn’t matter what he was buying, he always asked for a better price! This made him very successful in business. 

Many of his lessons were valuable and have helped me advance in life. I am excited to share those. Then there were a few painful ones that created barriers for me that I have been able to move past. I will share those another time.


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A Pivotal Point in My Childhood

I am what I am. I love me!
And I don’t mean that egotistically –
I love that God has allowed me to take whatever it was that I had
and to make something out of it.
~ Stevie Wonder

Today, I am going to take a detour from our normal topics of discovering your personal best. I want to share a little bit about pivotal markers and my journey.

Each of us has pivotal markers in our lives. However, there are two I want to share in a very transparent way with you today, and how it has helped shape me into the person I am today. 


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