August 5, 2022
-So how does storytelling in business drive better results? It's really important to learn about this one. So in this video, we'll talk all about that. So, how does storytelling in business drive better results? Well,
-I was just gonna ask you that.
-Well, how does it?
-Well, first of all, you wanna make sure that you know why you're telling the story you're telling and in business that has to do with, why am I doing this business? Why am I selling this thing? Why, what, what motivates me to do this? And I've gotta find, make sure that that's really heart-centered and the reason that actors or business owners, anyone in a business often studies acting, and it's a really good idea to do so. Is that one of the things you learn is how to get back in touch with what you're feeling and really making sure you're doing heart-centered work and that you're passionate about what you're doing in everything. But done certainly in business.
-Because gotta find your purpose. -Mm-hmm because that will translate. We pick up energetically that you really love and are passionate about what you're talking about, and that makes us wanna listen to you. So, that's a big one.
-Well, you know, when someone really loves what they're doing. I mean, I've been in the position to where I will buy something from someone that I don't necessarily need.
-But I wanna help them out. I mean, they're so passionate about what they're doing and I go, you know what? I wanna support this person. Yeah. I could use their product, but I really wanna support them. So, that comes from, you know, one of the wonderful things about training folks is you realize there are layers of feeling and you're breathing into areas that maybe you haven't been into or breathing into for a really long time. And then you find out that, you know I don't really like my job.
-Mm-hmm -Then they go get another job And then suddenly they meet somebody that they wanna partner and we'll get these cards a lot of cards. Take the time to actually put a stamp on there and write a card and say, you know what? I wouldn't have walked up to that person in
the grocery store or the bank and started that conversation if not for your class. Because the longer we live and I believe we're on a timer for a reason, there's a certain curriculum to life and we can't put off certain lessons to year 432. We gotta get on with it. So, are you leading the heart-centered life? Are you in the career you wanna be in or is, is this just something you got stuck in? You know, a large part of business. And this is, you know, we've been going through this, you know, with the pandemic, everybody's had to reevaluate what they're doing. What they're doing it?
-Yeah. The same is true of relationships.
-Mm-hmm people that had a pretty good relationship. Many are tighter than ever. And the ones who were avoiding the conflicts in the relationship and the disparities in the relationship, many of them split up. So, life is a series of maps. Always remember this. The map that got
you to 18, doesn't get you to 30 years old It needs to be revised. That map may not get you to 35. It may not get you to 40. I remember when I said I would never live in Southern California and then I lived there 17 years. And then when we left Southern California went well, that phase is over. Well, now we're back there a chunk of time every year and never happier. So, listen to the changes. You've gotta play the changes. Don't come from a should. You know remember that the first sound in the word should is sh which means, don't say it don't should on yourself. Follow your heart and make sure you're doing what you wanna be doing. What's in your gut because nobody else is watching. I'm always amazed when people pursue acting and they're you know, I'm gonna show 'em, I'm gonna show all those people back in my high school. I go, buddy, they're not watching.
-Right. They got kids or they got divorced or somebody sick. They're not watching. They're going. Oh yeah. I think I remember that guy. He did a play in, in high school, I think. Yeah. What was his name? And then they get your name wrong. So they're not watching. So you're really doing it for you and make sure that, you know, the thing about this work, whatever business you're in, it will bring you back to your whole person. Meaning your hips, your heart, and your head, and the four other chakras that go along with those. Now you're a whole person and you are in a state of holiness. -So, we'll get it even more into storytelling and how to be the strongest storyteller in a minute. But just take a moment now and click on the subscribe button below. It's about finding balance. So much of the time in our work life we're valued for how we can produce, how productive we are as an employee, and we're valued from the neck up. But we're not you are not being valued for your whole person and so what the study of storytelling is, and the study from an actor's perspective. The way that we approach it, it's really about coming back to yourself as you were saying, a holistic approach to this work. It's about getting you back in your body. It's about getting you back connected fully to your gut level response and your impulses, and getting you back in touch with your emotional self and your authentic voice. Another thing that happens so much of the time. If we're working a lot at a computer or we're talking on our phones all the time is we start to be disconnected from our voices in front of our gut responses and that's often why you hear people's voices start to travel up in their heads and they talk a little bit more like this because they're very into pleasing people and they really want people to like them. Which again, we get that gets reinforced in business in certain ways. But really when we are having an authentic interaction with somebody and we're really connecting with them, that's what makes us want to have a deeper relationship with them and in business do business with them. So, it's how can I find my most authentic self. Working on your voice, working on your breath, really breathing. So you're back in touch with that part of yourself and then learning script analysis and, and the tools, the physics that you say, the physics of performance. Cuz there really is a physics to this. It's there's a physics to why at the end a story, am I move? Am I laughing? Am I scared? Am I turned on or am I enlightened by that story? And if you begin to learn and you're able to break down the parts of that. You can then bring that into anything you do including your job interviews, including your dating life. There is a physics to why we're moved by somebody. And so it's the understanding of what those pieces are.
-And if you are in business, you know, we love the passionate hobbyist. Oftentimes, they're the strongest actors of all, because they're doing it purely for the joy of it,
-Right. They're not connected too, or attached to the outcome.
-You know, it's very interesting that maybe you played tennis in high school or college and you never pursued it, you know, to be a top seat. But it doesn't mean you don't do it anymore. It's great exercise gives you a lot of joy. Yeah. Maybe you ride a road bike and you've never thought of doing the tour de France, but it doesn't mean you put the bike away. You know, the thing about acting I love when people come back to this, just because they love it. Cuz a lot of times they're the most fun to work with because they're just doing it for the joy of it. And a lot of times, it's not unusual that some of these folks transition into being professional actors, cuz they're just having so much fun doing it. But you know, people say, oh, you're taking an acting. What are you gonna do with that? Oh well, I plan to enjoy the hell out of it. Yeah. I'm not gonna follow your lead. You don't seem very happy. So, you know, it's not that it's this or that. Everything goes up because they're a happier person and they're fully self-expressed right. And they have the ability to do that very quickly and that responds to the work they do.
-And we love those people that come from, from that world, actually, because often they're very developed in their left brain, the business side. So this is developing more of their right brain, but that's really so much of how you approach this is that we talk about the business, we talk about producing, but then we also talk about the artistic side of this and just the balance of daily life. So it's right in pursuit of wholeness. -Well, remember our charter says the pursuit of happiness, it's life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It's not attainable. It's elusive. You might have it for a little bit, and then you gotta chase it. It's a little bit like a butterfly. So, the pursuit of happiness is all and as Mr. Hamlet said, readiness is all. So, get ready. There's an opportunity around the corner. You don't know when, you don't know where, but when the offer you've heard it. Not, not my own, but I love it. Right. What is luck when opportunity meets preparation? So prepare, prepare. Once again, Mr. Hamlet said readiness is all.
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