Storytelling

SEP Episode #284: Reinventing The Story Engine Podcast – A New Format Moving Forward

Today we are going to be talking about the future of The Story Engine Podcast. I have been running this show for over four years. We are approaching 300 episodes which is an amazing achievement. One of my favorite things about this podcast is that it has created a platform for me to connect with and learn from some of the most brilliant people in the world and I have loved being able to showcase their expertise, their story, and their values.

I have always been somebody that is really driven by a desire to learn and discover and this podcast has been the absolute perfect place for that. I am grateful for it because I feel like I have gotten hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of coaching that has shaped my work and my creations. I have been inspired to change the format of this podcast for the very first time and today I am going to introduce what that new format is for you and share where I think this podcast is going in the future.

SEP Episode #280: 2023 Year in Review

Today I am excited to share my year in review. 2023 has come to a close somewhat like the movie The Empire Strikes Back for me. It is cautiously and hopefully optimistic after a wild adventure where very little that the protagonists planned actually went to plan but they make it out mostly in one piece and wiser and stronger for the experience. It does set the stage for the bigger victory in the next movie.

With me, it wasn’t the happiest or easiest year but I do hope what I have learned and what I have gone through will set the stage for something even bigger and even more exciting in 2024. I want to share some of these insights and reflections as they might be helpful for you to understand my mindset and use them in your own story.

SEP Episode #273: The Magic of a Mastermind

Today on the show coming up I have a really exciting offer to share with you. Since this is The Story Engine, I want to share a story about one of my origins as an entrepreneur nearly ten years ago, my first opportunity to engage with entrepreneurship, The Foundry. In this episode, I share the key components and the huge impact a mastermind can make in your life and your business.

SEP Episode #266: 4 Ingredients for More Presence in Your Storytelling

Today on the show we are going to be talking about 4 ingredients for more presence in your storytelling. Presence is the hidden magic between your words, the tone, and the rhythm and mastery that inspires trust. It conveys the energy and the passion that you have and you feel before you even start speaking and it is the subtle ability to make your audience feel that same energy.

SEP Episode #263: 3 Silent Sales Killers and 3 Storytelling Solutions

Today on the show we are going to be talking about three silent sales killers that are holding you back from scaling your business from the low six figures to the high six or seven figures and really getting the results that you want from your team, experiencing the freedom that you sought out when you created your business and when you stepped into the role as the visionary.

These sales killers are some of the biggest problems I solve with my clients but the problem is that a lot of people that I work with aren’t aware of these problems until they start working with me which is exactly why I am creating this episode. I want to shed light on these sales killers and give you simple storytelling solutions so that you can fix them or maybe even stop them before they start in your business.

SEP Episode #244: 5 Steps to Sell a $100,000 Offer

Today we are going to be asking an important question. What is the difference between a $1,000 offer, a $10,000 offer, or a $100,000 offer? There is a skill that I see that separates an exceptional few with the ability to command high ticket prices for their services but really makes the difference between selling a $1,000 or $10,000, or $100,000 offer. The answer might surprise you.

It’s not the fanciest branding. It’s not the most prestigious certification. In fact, the most important part is simply to make the choice to start charging those prices while most constantly defer the idea of making offers like that to someday in the future. This is entirely an internal restriction that they put on themselves. Most give up before they even start but the one essential ingredient that this all boils down to is a choice. Today I am going to share five steps to make your first $100,000 offer.

SEP Episode #242: The Life Cycle of a Great Story

Today we are going to be talking about a really important aspect of great stories that many people don’t consider or think about when they first start telling stories or even after a very long time speaking and sharing their story.

Stories have a life cycle. They are like living creatures and have a certain life span. The same story at different points in your life and your journey may be too tender to share, a north star and inspiration for your business or it may be something that bores you. It happens to all creators and it happens to all the great stories they tell. A wise visionary with a powerful message can recognize these stages of their stories and use this to a great advantage. We are going to break down the three stages of a story’s life.

SEP Episode #240: The Deadly Mirage of Mastery

Today we are going to be talking about the deadly mirage of mastery. Many entrepreneurs and leaders have this mirage-like idea where they chase some sort of milestone that marks finally making it. A sense of mastery where we can feel completely aware and in control of everything that has made us successful to this point but this is a very deadly mirage to chase.

We live in a time where the pace of information and change is faster than we have ever experienced before and in an environment like this one of the two most valuable skills you can have is your capacity to adapt to the world around you and I will tell you a little bit more about the second layer. The “I’ve finally made it” mentality shuts both of these down.

SEP Episode #237: I’m Already A Great Speaker, I Have A TED Talk, Why Do I Need A Presentation Coach

Today we are going to be answering one of my favorite questions of all time. I’m already a great speaker. I have a successful TED Talk, a successful podcast, and a successful keynote speech. Why do I need a presentation coach?

Over the last few years, I have worked with hundreds of thought leaders in health, entrepreneurship, and transformation, and my favorite group to work with are experienced speakers who have established businesses. I can get the very best results the fastest with this group of people but there is an elephant in the room as they are not sure they need this kind of help. If you ever found yourself wondering do I need help if I am already a successful speaker I am sharing five reasons why you do.

SEP Episode #234: What Salsa Can Teach You About High-Ticket Sales

Today we are going to talk about what salsa can teach you about high-ticket sales. Several times in my life I have taken dancing classes. Partner dancing is not something that comes naturally to me. In fact, it is pretty stressful and awkward.

With a partner, I am pretty stiff when I am dancing but I am the lead so I have to indicate when we are starting and where we are going. It is a lot of responsibility to be the lead and if you are not clear and confident it is hard for your partner to respond to your movement. A good lead can subtly guide a follower and instantly make them better. Wouldn’t it be good to have a lead like this in dancing and other situations like finances, sales, and eating right? What would you want to instantly and clearly be better at?