Dave Ramsey Rocked Catalyst

Dave Ramsey spoke at Catalyst on Friday morning.  He spoke about unity.  He is my hero.

Here are some statements that I wrote down during his message.

  • Don't talk about your problems with people who can't fix them.  That's gossip!
  • No one got anywhere by saying, "Ready, aim, aim, aim, aim, aim …"
  • We bale our hate mail
  • Christian hate mail ought to be an oxymoron

Dave has built a team from the ground up and now has 250 people crusading full-time to teach people how to win with money.  He is the key reason I am debt-free and able to crusade full-time to teach people how to win with money.

At the end of his message, he shared his thoughts on the economy.  His thoughts?

  • God is in control.
  • Fear is driving the market.  God is not the author of fear.
  • The market has always recovered in the past – even in extreme, dire circumstances.
  • Gold is worthless in a failed economy.  Take New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina for an example.  Gold bars were worthless, but bottled water and cans of gas were unbelievably priceless currency!

Thanks, Dave, for doing what you do.  You are my hero.


  1. chris on October 21, 2008 at 3:54 am

    The only problem I have with Dave’s take on the hate mail is he blows off any unsolicited feedback that may contain nuggets of truth. It’s viewed as unnecessary noise.

    I cringe everytime he shuts someone down by saying look at his success versus their success.

    Using that yardstick, Dave should be listening and yielding to the advice of George Soros and programming his show like Jerry Springer’s.

    I’ve seen Dave be both totally arrogant and very humble. He needs to consider some of that outside feedback (or hate mail as he would term it) with his humble hat on.

  2. Bob Nolan on March 3, 2011 at 9:35 am

    How can I get a copy of the Dave ramsey 2008 Catalyst presentation? I saw it once and my church could use this to help with our growth.
    Thank you,
    Bob Nolan

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