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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Lisa Nichols: Abundance Now Book – Conclusion

For those of you who have followed me on this wondrous journey (podcast listeners and people on the blog) that features a lot of what Lisa Nichols had said in her Abundance Now book are probably wondering what’s next.

What is the most immediate thing you can do to start living abundantly, building your future, and establishing your legacy? Take action!

It’s time to decide what you want, create a plan to pursue it, then move forward—regardless of your fear, your lack of experience or knowledge, your lack of resources, or anything else.

Those things you’re afraid to do, do them afraid! You will learn along the way.  Remember, the CEO of Spartan Race was going through hell at one point in his life and saw that there was an ultra-marathon and several other “batshit crazy” events approaching in his local area – he signed up. IMMEDIATELY.  What did that do? Disrupted the bodies biochemistry.

Begin by getting crystal clear about what you want in the 12 areas of your life (or the eight categories of life that I’ve talked about in Glenn Harold’s book). Determine the relationships you want, the career or work you want to do, the physical rewards you want to enjoy—all the hallmarks of your abundant life.

Remember the Four E’s I’ve talked to you about.

Enrichment – of your whole Self, not only will you be able to better pursue that abundance, but you’ll enjoy it a lot more as you move into exciting new activities, directions, and opportunities.

Enchantment in your Relationships—the feeling of delight and magic you get from the people who surround you, support you, and encourage you.  Shake off the effects of the toxic people in your space; the energy drainers; and reach out for people who make you stand on your tippy-toes. I want you to become intentional about the quality of your relationships—not just the current ones, but the new ones you want to form. I want you to become deliberate about the caliber of people you spend time with, learning how to seek out those people who inspire you to do better, create more, play bigger, and win more often.

Having people in your life who feel your social circle but do more taking than giving, get rid of them.  If you flock with the losers, you’ll end up a loser.

“Engagement you get from your Work, your business, or your career. I’m convinced that you have a calling in your life, a life assignment that commands your time, talent, and treasures. It’s up to you to recognize whether you’re in that calling now—or whether you need to shift into it, using your current “job” as an investor in your exciting and breathtaking future. There is so much opportunity out there to thrive—but at all times, strive to make it work for you. Strive to achieve harmony (but not balance) between the time you spend on your work and the time you dedicate to family, hobbies, and rest and renewal.” – Lisa Nichols

The legacy, which I’ve talked about, is important.  Stop calling your job A JOB and look at it from an investment standpoint.  Just like sleeping, we spend another 6-10 hours a day (depending on your career field) on your “job”…..so start investing and figuring out what new skills you need to acquire to get to the next level.

Endowment – Eliminating those old-money mantras.  The negative beliefs that was programmed within our minds at a young age whether it was economical, geographical, social, etc….it’s time to create new beliefs about money.  There’s a money affirmation on YouTube that Bob Proctor made in courtesy to Mind Valley which is basically him repeating an affirmation over and over for 30 minutes.  Stop putting money in the same sentence with scarcity.

For anyone who has questions about any of the podcasts or want to leave a comment about the Lisa Nichols segment, you’re more than welcome to do so.

Until then, stay tuned for the next book!

Podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/11445331

 

Lisa Nichols – Leave The Legacy

“How will you live every day, and how will you impact people for the better—improving the world for others who’ll (hopefully) take up your work when you are compelled to pass the torch?” – Lisa Nichols

If you look at some of the most iconic figures in the 20th century in America, to the late 20th century in South Africa.  Those who made an unbelievable sacrifice to better the lives for the next generations to come.

 

On the other hand, our individual accolades is all we can control.  First, we have to be the difference we want to see in the world.  It’s kind of like the colleague that complains endlessly about everything but doesn’t provide any solutions.  The “circle of influence” is all we can control.  If we start taking those micro win steps that ultimately lead to small goals, which then leads to the macro win goals….it will give us long-term momentum to the point we want to achieve goals ALL THE TIME because of the feeling.

I love using the reference about the two school students at an International School who provided a small village in Cambodia clean water, food, and a school to learn English. These two unique individuals have made a loud entrance to creating a legacy, and they will continue supporting and improving the lives of others who seemingly can’t create anything given their situations.

“What does it mean to live your legacy? It requires amassing financial wealth, of course. But it also suggests that you should fill your life with a passionate career, rewarding experiences, nurturing relationships, supportive friendships, a beautiful home where you and family can renew and restore, hobbies and shared opportunities that bring you together with evolved and aware people, philanthropies and charities that you establish or support, traditions that you start—the sum total of a rich and rewarding lifestyle that you enjoy and that provides countless opportunities to bring others along with you.

When you complete this life, how will people view the mission, the activities, and the connections that you pursued? How will those you’ve carried along with you use these assets after you are gone to further your work and adopt your dreams as their own?

Have you ever thought about it?

What, if anything, is holding you back from doing so?” – Lisa Nichols

Podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/11373698

 

Tedx – From Grade Schools, To International Schools In Bangkok Preaching Equality, To Ivey Schools In The East Coast United States – It Doesn’t Matter

I was sitting at a table full of youngins in Koh Phangan, Thailand – and they were arguing about who got into specific and “high class” universities in America.

One said, “I got into Ohio State, Wake Forest, and FSU; therefore, I’m better than you all.”

Is that what society is predicated on now?  Being better than another particular individual because of the university they went to? If so, I say we stop using Facebook and all Apple products if that’s the case.

As an African American teaching in Thailand, and having those schools reply to my email saying, “can I see your picture to see if you’re black,” I’ve seen it all.

Recently I started watching Tedx events on YouTube because they could be very head scratching and I came across a particular one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1LeGwELv9o) whereas a famous actress was preaching equality at the most expensive international school in Bangkok.  The most alarming thing is that the entire staff is all anglo-saxon/caucasian.  Most of these schools, even including Harrow, Shrewsbury and others that are incredibly expensive to get into, do not accept African American teachers because the parents don’t want their students to be taught by people of color.

If we look at other schools in Thailand such as government schools, white foreign teachers are paid more than Filipinos and Africans because they’re white, not because of what degree they have and definitely not based on experience.  I’ve seen a Swiss teacher speak next-to-no English and got paid 1300$; meanwhile, Filipinos get an unfulfilling 500$ USD.

I guess in some countries, education doesn’t mean a damn thing.  Education is a promotional tool to promote white skin (Thailand).  Conversely, if you look at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, education means absolutely everything, but nothing is based on the genius or essence of man.

  • What is your contribution?
  • How could you make your community better?
  • What is your community or country lacking?

If universities  selected students based human potential/volunteering (like the National University of Singapore) and on what women and men can do, we wouldn’t be bickering or paying large sums of money-turned-debt on artificial education and using bragging rights to belittle other people.

Regardless if you went to the top international school in Thailand, or Yale University…..your legacy and what you leave behind will be based on your contribution.

Remember that.

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/10905635