Interviewee #20 – Perry Power – The Art of Storytelling

With a history of sexual abuse and losing his father just over a year ago, Perry has managed to use these dark times and turn it into lightness in order to inspire others to do the same. Believing that our ‘mess is our message’, Perry walks us through how we each have a unique story and hidden power, which we need to find in order to become the best version of ourselves.

Get in touch with Perry Power of the UK

– About the art of storytelling.

 

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Things we discussed:

  • Introduction by Perry Power.
  • How Perry started it all?
  • Sharing about Perry’s childhood.
  • Deciding to talk about sexual abuse.
  • Sharing about dark times in an individual’s life.
  • Talking about a man’s ego.
  • Sharing your grief.
  • Talking about struggles in life.
  • The power of being vulnerable.
  • Talking about anger.
  • Sharing about how to shift a mindset about being yourself.
  • Talked about his first FB video.
  • The power of sharing.
  • The power of storytelling.
  • How you tell your story.
  • How old were you when you first started personal development?
  • What did personal development teach you?
  • Hate and forgiveness.
  • Talking about your history of sexual abuse.
  • You need some chapters to your storytelling.
  • The defining moment in your life and in your storytelling.
  • Perfecting your storytelling.
  • You need a flow like a slide in your storytelling.
  • What do you want to accomplish and what are you building?

 

 

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Who You Have To Become & Behaving Yourself + Exercise

It’s been a couple days since my last blog, and my goodness, I’ve never felt so out of place and out-of-touch with my fellow readers from all over the world! It’s time to get back into the compound effect.

All right, let’s map out the goals that you’ve decided upon.  Just remember that the only thing that stands between you and your goal is your behavior.

Example, the universe loves ACTION!

If I had put off moving into my new condominium, the dream job, which fell into my lap just yesterday, would’ve never happened! I knew I needed to act and it was all predicated on my behavior.  That morning I emailed four different condominiums probably decided this entire process.  My mind and everything is already set in Bangkok.  If I didn’t start by taking the first necessary step, the opportunity would’ve never come.

What do you need to start doing to change your trajectory so that it’s headed in the most beneficial direction? In other words, what habits and behaviors do you need to subtract from and add to your life?

Your life comes down to this formula:

Choice + Behavior + Habit + Compounded = Goals

decision +  action +  repeated action + time

Which behaviors are blocking your life right now?

How many hours of T.V. do you watch everyday? Seriously, I can bet good money you don’t know.  Do you sit in front of the television and watch 2-3 hours of sports (minimal) per weekend when you can be planning out your entire next week and even meals?

How many cans of soda do you drink a day? How many ridiculous YouTube videos do you watch that’s nonessential to the work you’re in? How about drama? Human beings LOVE drama and gossip.  Americans love the reality TV and Thailand/Korea love drama.  Become aware of how you’re behaving is the most important part of this process.  That’s step #1.

Okay, now it’s your turn. Get out your little notebook and write out your top three goals. Now make a list of the bad habits that might be sabotaging your progress in each area. Write down every one.

Habits and behaviors never lie. If there’s a discrepancy between what you say and what you do, I’m going to believe what you do every time. If you tell me you want to be healthy, but you’ve got Doritos dust on your fingers, I’m believing the Doritos. If you say self-improvement is a priority, but you spend more time with your Xbox than at the library, I’m believing the Xbox. If you say you’re a dedicated professional, but you show up late and unprepared, your behavior rats you out every time. You say your family is your top priority, but if they don’t appear on your busy calendar, they aren’t, really. Look at the list of bad habits you just made. That’s the truth about who you are. Now you get to decide whether that’s okay, or if you want to change.

Next, add to that list all the habits you need to adopt that, practiced and compounded over time, will result in you gloriously achieving your goals.

Making this list isn’t about wasting energy by getting judgmental and regretful. It’s about taking a clear-headed look at what you want to improve. I’m not going to leave you there, however. Let’s uproot those sabotaging bad habits and plant new, positive, and healthy ones in their place.”

Podcast

Napoleon Hill: Lesson Six – Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is a state of mind that inspires and arouses one to put action into the task at hand.  It’s contagious and could affect the people you come in contact with.  Have you ever seen anyone who was/is enthusiastic about their job? Big smiles, saying good morning, high-energy, willing to do anything to help their fellow work mates? I’ve worked with only a handful on three continents in the past 7 years, so it’s a quality that not many people possess – but I do compel you to start developing it.

If you mix enthusiasm with you work, it won’t seem boring and monotonous.  It can energize your body and you can get work done in half the time without any fatigue.

“For many years I have done most of my writing at night.  One night, while I was enthusiastically at work over my typewriter, I looked out of the window of my study, just across the square from the Metropolitan tower, in New York City, and saw that seemed to be the most peculiar reflection of the moon on the tower.  It was of a silvery gray shade, such as I had never seen before.  Upon closer inspection, I found that the reflections was that of the early morning sun and not that of the moon.  It was daylight! I had been at work all night, but I was so engrossed in my work that the night had passed as though it were but an hour I worked at my task all that day and all of the following night without stopping, except for a small amount of light food.” – Napoleon Hill

Here’s a great illustration of how ‘zoned in’ you can be when letting the vital force of enthusiasm push you.  Some people are  blessed with natural enthusiasm, and others can develop it by doing a simple procedure.  Listen to my podcast down below to know the procedure!

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/12162995

Initiative & Leadership Creed

Copy the following formula and place it conspicuously in your room where you will see it as you retire at night and as you arise in the morning.

First: You must master the habit of procrastination and eliminate it from your make=up.  This habit of putting off until tomorrow that which you should have done last week or last year or a score of years ago is gnawing at the very vitals of your being, and you can accomplish nothing until you throw it off.

The method through which you eliminate procrastination is based upon a well known and scientifically tested principle of psychology which has been referred to in the two preceding lessons of this course as Auto-Suggestion.

Having chosen a definite chief aim as my life-work I now understand it to be my duty to transform this purpose into reality.

Therefore, I will form the habit of taking some definite action each day that will carry me one step nearer the attainment of my definite chief aim.

I know that procrastination is a deadly enemy of all who would become leaders in any undertaking, and I will eliminate this habit from my make-up by:

a. Doing some one definite thing each day, that ought to be done, without anyone telling me to do it.

b. Looking around until I find at least one thing that I can do each day, that i have not been in the habit of doing, and that will be of value to others, without expectation of pay.

c. Telling at least one other person, each day, of the value of practicing this habit of doing something that ought to be done without being told to do it.

I can see that the muscles of the body become strong in proportion to the extent to which they are used, therefore I understand that the habit of initiative also becomes fixed in proportion to the extent that it is practiced.

I realized that the place to begin developing the habit of initiative is in the small, common-place things connected with my daily work, therefore I will go at my work each day as if I were doing it solely for the purpose of developing this necessary habit of initiative.

I understand that by practicing this habit of taking the initiative in connection with my daily work I will be not only developing that habit, but i will also be attraction the attention of those who will place greater value on my services as a result of this practice.

Signed………………………………………………………..

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/11902735

 

The Eight Guidelines For Creating Effective Affirmations

To be effective, your affirmations should be constructed using the following nine guidelines:

  1. Start with the words I am. The words I am are the two most powerful words in the language.  The subconscious takes any sentence that starts with I am and interprets it as a command – a directive to make it happen.
  2. Use the present tense.  Describe what you want as though you already have it, as thought it is already accomplished.

Wrong: I’m going to go to Mongolia.

Right: I’m enjoying these frigid temperatures in Mongolia right now.

3. State it in the positive.  Afford that you want, now what you don’t want.  State your affirmations in the positive.  The unconscious does not hear the words no, or not.  This means that the statement “Don’t slam the door is heard as “Slam the door.”  The phrase “I am no longer afraid of flying” evokes an image of being afraid of flying, while the phrase “I am enjoying the thrill of flying” evokes an image of enjoyment.

4. Keep it brief.  Think of your affirmation as an advertising jingle.  Act as if each word costs $1,000.  It needs to be short enough and memorable enough to be easily remembered.

5.  Make it specific.  Vague affirmations produce vague results.  Remember what I said on my podcast about the woman who said, “I want a lot of money.”  Well, a lot of money can be a quarter.  The universe needs specificity to deliver the specified results.

Wrong: I am driving my new red sports car.

Right: I am driving my new red Porsche 911.

6.  Include an action word ending with -ing.  This is the present continuous that I teach so much about.  The continuous form indicates that it’s happening now.  Stay away from future conditionals such as I want, I will, if only, I would.

7.  Include at least one dynamic emotion of feeling word.  Include the emotional state you would be feeling if you had already achieved it.  I’m talking the adverbs: calmly, peacefully, delighted ,enthusiastically lovingly.

8. Make affirmations for yourself, not others.  Make them describe your behaviour, not the behavior of others.

Wrong: I am watching Johnny clean up his room.

Right: I am effectively communicating my needs and desires to Johnny.