Mike Maeshiro calls himself a “Serial entrepreneur.” He runs
several businesses. He travels and speaks on the gift of
discernment and spiritual intelligence. He believes discernment is
something people don’t talk about enough, so we chat about it in
this episode. We also talk about entrepreneurship, and discerning
when is the right time to make your side hustle your main
What is Discernment?
- He grew up in the church, was a “nice, agreeable
Christian boy.” However, he was lying all the time—pretending he
wasn’t aware of these spiritual atmospheres around him.
- “I started opposing the disfunction in my
The Purpose of Discernment
- Discernment exposes darkness in someone’s individual
life or corporately.
- It also provides accountability and sets a standard
- Discernment shows us the heart behind actions are
more important than the actions themselves.
- “My response is not going to be based on the action,
it’s going to be based on where it is coming from in the
How to Step Into Discernment
- He has always been a great employee and student but
he feels unrest in those situations. He needs to be
- When you say yes to wealth, you start having the eyes
to see it.
- He recalls the moment he realized his side hustles
brought in enough money for him to quit his full time job.
Side Hustle to Main Hustle
- Financial intelligence is important in this sort of
- “You are the most powerful asset you will ever have
- “You will be in every season of your life. Invest in
who you are.”
- The number one thing to ask yourself to discern if
you’re ready to go full-time into your side hustle: Can I bet on
How Can We Make This Not Woo-Woo?
- We constantly need to reimagine what success means to
- Poverty was a high value in the early church. “God is
- “What you say yes to in your life is what you’re
going to produce. It’s a byproduct of an ecosystem you have said
yes to in your own being.”
- We have to get rid of these false beliefs about God
and us when it comes to lack and poverty and control.
- “There’s more than enough! That’s the nature of the
kingdom we are of.”
Further Reading for Entrepreneurs
Head over to
MikeMaeshiro.com to see his resources, coaching services, and
all the things. He is also on Instagram at
@mikemaeshiro and YouTube at
Mike Maeshiro. He also has a podcast called
Confessions of a Reformer about all the things.