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.




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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Gary Vee: Twitter

Listen, I was never — AND I MEAN NEVER — a fan of twitter.  Everyday back in 2010, when I was YOUNG, I would see one of the TV (that thing they call television) anchors always make remarks about Twitter (in a funny and joyful way).  I kept saying, “psshhh I’m not using that!”  Well, because I created a podcast and a blog (this one) that’s connected to it, Twitter became my THING.  I never really connected with anyone, nor did I came about following any of those “hollywood actors,” but the beautiful part about it is you can communicate with others through comments they post on someone else’s tweet.

For instance, Lewis Howes, who’s very well-known, posts amazing questions in the morning (evening my time).  The questions allows people to communicate their thoughts through his tweet feed, ultimately gets quite a few likes, and then you bring traffic into you.  I’m not exactly sure when, but there was one time that someone liked my tweet. It was either from my podcast or blog.  Nonetheless, her name was Lisa Cypers, a lady who runs HH Harvesting Happiness radio, which is a daily/weekly show about emanating positivity.  I linked up with her and if it stands, she’ll be coming on my podcast for the first time next week.

That’s right.  That’s the power of Twitter.

However, do I send direct messages often on Twitter? No.  I don’t.  That comes more with Instagram.

Gary Vee’s Twitter Advantages

It’s a complete and trustworthy directory. The platform has been around long enough to have perfected its verification system, which gives it a better search function. You can still spend a lot of time guessing whether the Instagram account you’re targeting is real or not.

Its retweet feature offers a remarkable opportunity to create instant awareness. Let’s say you make a YouTube mash-up of the rapper Logic’s music videos. It’s unlikely he’s going to see it, even if he’s tagged. Share the mash-up on Twitter, however, and the retweets can propel your video to dramatic virality, the kind that even the biggest influencers notice. This kind of word of mouth does not exist on Instagram or Snapchat and is enormously beneficial to content creators.

Not only that, you can try to spark that word of mouth many, many more times on Twitter than on other platforms. I post three, maybe four times per day on Instagram, but there are days when I could post forty-seven times on Twitter. The fact that it’s as welcoming to the written word as to pictures gives content creators the flexibility and leeway to increase the volume of their storytelling.”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks.

Remember, you’re just a comment away from being big, literally.  If you follow some of the big names, you can potentially still the show.  I do the same thing with Instagram, but if there are 5k comments on “The Rock’s” Instagram photo, more than likely I won’t get noticed.  Twitter is far more personal.


It’s Just A Matter of Time – Stay Persistent & Grateful

Yesterday was one of those days that I was completely down-in-the-dumps for no reason. I was on the bike trying to pick up the intensity like the day before – only to be thinking about what’s happening at work.

What’s happening at work?


However, when I waltzed into the workplace, I knew the energy was off.  No one was saying anything.  No “hellos” or anything was happening.  So I just said, “ok, it’s going to be one of those days.”  After my two classes, I scampered off, went back home and just feel like the life was sucked out of me.

It felt almost to the point that I was off track with my purpose.  This has happened a couple of times.  When I check my feelings and ‘degree’ of worry, there’s nothing looming.  So, what was this that I’m feeling? Well, when I’m off track with my purpose, that inner-guidance system sends a message throughout my body saying, “hey, get back on track! Get focused and be grateful for what you have!”

However, this can’t happen everyday.  I’m not a perfectionist….so I decided to sleep as early as 5:45pm before waking up several times between 6pm and 5am.  When I woke up, a picture struck me.

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And this was it! It was like the friend I never heard chirping in my ear saying, “stop worrying about why your podcast hasn’t taken off yet; why you haven’t got the opportunity of a lifetime in Bangkok; why you didn’t get this job opportunity or that one!”

This is how it always starts.  You start from the very beginning; and because we don’t reap those immediate rewards, we get discouraged almost immediately and give up.  How many failed podcasts are out there? How many people are producing more content than me?  How about blogs? Websites? YouTube videos? TOEIC and IELTS videos? Wise up, Arsenio….you’re doing an outstanding job and your friend Deeptha phrased you as a “content machine” just yesterday.  However, because you’re not getting more gratification from the outside world, you’re hard on yourself.

See, that’s myself talking to myself.  It’s time to take a step back, look at what you’ve become so far, and be grateful as hell.  We’re not always going to get the immediate and instant gratification from the world, but those handful of people, especially in countries like Uganda, Switzerland, France, Belgium, South Africa, Iran and Singapore need you, Arsenio! So keep your soul on fire and ignore your personal wants!