As I record this episode, I am in San Diego taking a little break from the big island to visit a few clients and many friends. I have been reflecting on my own entrepreneurial journey since I have been here. One of the colleagues I have that I collaborate a lot with let me know that I need to update my branding, particularly on this podcast.
My business, who I serve, and the problem that I solve have shifted many times over the years. A page or some branding that I did back in 2018 is not as relevant as it is now. This is a natural thing for entrepreneurs to have as we grow, improve, and find there are parts of our brand that start to get a little bit outdated. It is really a good problem to have. At the same time, I have learned a lot, grown a lot, and evolved a lot as an entrepreneur and I really have come a long way and I really want to share how far I have come by telling you about some of the first entrepreneurial money I ever made. This twenty-seven cents was the most valuable pocket change I ever made.
Today on the show we are going to be talking about ways that we deceive ourselves that feels like it is doing the right thing. Today we are going to be talking about a specific type of species of brand bullshit that I call noble bullshit. Noble bullshit is something that entrepreneurs will experience at every level of their journey. There are some very common and fairly visible ones at the earlier stages of entrepreneurship that many people experience and there are some more subtle ones that we will get into as well.
Why do I say noble bullshit? A lot of these things feel like you are doing the right thing. It feels like you are doing a good thing so you feel noble when you are lost in this distraction. That is why they are so dangerous because it might feel like the right thing but it is hurting you in the long run.
The week of recording this podcast episode is the three-year anniversary of my podcast, The Story Engine podcast. It has been an amazing journey creating it and I am reflecting on some of the gifts it has provided me over the last few years. I am excited to share them with you today.
Many of my friends ask how I have benefited or made money from the podcast. I have monetized this podcast in many indirect ways. Today I am going to share some of the ways that this podcast has increased the value of my life and my work and why I am so grateful for this journey.
Today on the show we have something a little different. Usually, on the show, I am the one who is interviewing the expert. I wanted to give you a slightly different perspective and see what it is like when an expert is interviewing me on one of my favorite topics about storytelling.
Today I want to share parts one and two of an expert coffee chat I did with Jane Sagalovich. I have made a similar episode on this show but I think that being interviewed by someone that is an expert in products and storytelling and is asking unique questions gives a different spin. There are a lot of deep dives into different tactics and philosophies that I have that I really think you are going to enjoy.
On today’s episode, we have Jamie Wollrab. Jamie is an actor and a voice coach. Today we are really going to get into the definition of what he means by voice. It is not just singing or speaking, but it is mostly a way of being that is really interesting. What can we learn from actors playing a role that can actually allow us to show up and be more authentic on stage.
On today’s episode, we have Adrianna Foster. Adrianna is a motivational singer and business coach helping people find their unique voice and purpose and using that to accelerate their businesses. Today we are going to explore what it really means to tune into your voice or your truth and how that plays out in a business strategic scenario. I give a couple of examples from my own life on how I have been experiencing this and we touch on some bigger vision things about your voice, your truth, and how that plays out in your business, life, and your relationships especially with yourself.
This episode is a mix of very tactical information that can help show you how to identify your own truth, voice, and make moves in your business and this is a very heartfelt examination of what really tuning into your voice and purpose can look like and feel like. Adrianna is also a professional speaker and we get to hear from her about what her experience was like working with Kyle recently.