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Welcome to Story Power Lab, the podcast where we explore the art and science of storytelling. Your host John Millen has meaningful conversations with experts, authors, and other people who are making a difference in the world. They talk about leadership, communication, personal development, purpose, mindset, and much more. John explores their stories, their mindset, and their habits for an extraordinary life. All of this is aimed at equipping you to share your stories with the world. John knows from experience that it only takes a moment to hear a story or an idea that can change your perspective and if you take action on that insight, it can change your life forever.Connect and learn more about John Millen here:Website: https://www.johnmillen.comNewsletter: https://www.johnmillen.com/newsletterLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmillen/Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnMillenFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnmillen.coInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_millen/

Story Power Lab with John Millen John Millen

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Welcome to Story Power Lab, the podcast where we explore the art and science of storytelling. Your host John Millen has meaningful conversations with experts, authors, and other people who are making a difference in the world. They talk about leadership, communication, personal development, purpose, mindset, and much more. John explores their stories, their mindset, and their habits for an extraordinary life. All of this is aimed at equipping you to share your stories with the world. John knows from experience that it only takes a moment to hear a story or an idea that can change your perspective and if you take action on that insight, it can change your life forever.Connect and learn more about John Millen here:Website: https://www.johnmillen.comNewsletter: https://www.johnmillen.com/newsletterLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmillen/Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnMillenFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnmillen.coInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_millen/

    Ep 6 - Confidently Step Into Change with Phil Buckley

    Ep 6 - Confidently Step Into Change with Phil Buckley

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    The world is changing faster than ever. In this episode change management expert Phil Buckley talks about how to lead yourself and others through massive change to achieve success. With compelling stories, Phil marks a clear path for those on the journey of transformation.

    Enjoy this engaging episode of Story Power Lab.

     

    About our guest:

    Phil Buckley is an award-winning author and senior change management professional. He has deep experience with more than 32 large-scale change initiatives, including Cadbury's nearly 20 billion dollar kraft foods acquisition. He is the Founder of Change with Confidence, a consulting firm that helps leaders create a better future. He is also the author of Change with Confidence and Change on the Run.

     

    Connect and learn more about Phil here:

    Website: changewithconfidence.com

    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/philbuckley01

    Twitter: @philbuckley01

    Instagram: @changewithconfidence

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCYo_a3qAoL0m57RQX8PkYw

     Phil's Books: Change on the Run  and Change with Confidence

    About Story Power Lab and John Millen:

    Storytelling is the most powerful way for professionals to build deep, trusted relationships in business and life. Story Power Lab is designed to equip you to tell your stories in business and in life. This podcast is for leaders, entrepreneurs, and other high achievers who want to grow their businesses and careers by sharing their stories with the world.

    Your host John Millen is a storytelling expert who has meaningful conversations with experts, authors, and other people who are making a difference in the world. John will also share the storytelling tips and strategies he shares with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and other public figures.

    Don't just listen. Take action and start sharing your stories with the world.

    Connect and learn more about John Millen:

    Website: https://www.johnmillen.com/

    Newsletter: https://www.johnmillen.com/newsletter

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmillen/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnMillen

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnmillen.co

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_millen

    • 41 min
    Ep 5 - Increase Your Influence With Brian Ahearn

    Ep 5 - Increase Your Influence With Brian Ahearn

    When someone gives you thanks, and you dismiss it by saying “no big deal” or “no problem,” you are being dismissive and that doesn’t feel good to your listener.

    In this episode, I interviewed Brian Ahearn, Chief Influence Officer at Influence People. He explains the right answer to give when someone says thank you, the powerful principles of influence, and how you can learn peak performance skills in multiple disciplines. Listen and enjoy this wide-ranging conversation.

     

    About our guest:

    Brian Ahearn is the Chief Influence Officer at Influence People. Brian is a dynamic international keynote speaker, author, coach, and consultant. He specializes in applying the science of influence in everyday situations. Brian is one of the only 20 people in the world who currently holds the Cialdini method certified trainer designation. Brian is the author of three books. His first book, Influence People, was named one of the Top 100 Influence Books of All Time by BookAuthority. Persuasive Selling debuted in January as an Amazon New Release Best Seller. His third, The Influencer, will be released later this year. 

    Connect and learn more about Brian here:

    Website https://www.influencepeople.biz

    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianfahearn/

    Twitter https://twitter.com/BrianAhearn

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IinfluencePeopleBrianAhearn

     

    About Story Power Lab and John Millen:

    Storytelling is the most powerful way for professionals to build deep, trusted relationships in business and life. Story Power Lab is designed to equip you to tell your stories in business and in life. This podcast is for leaders, entrepreneurs, and other high achievers who want to grow their businesses and careers by sharing their stories with the world.

    Your host John Millen is a storytelling expert who has meaningful conversations with experts, authors, and other people who are making a difference in the world. John will also share the storytelling tips and strategies he shares with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and other public figures.

    Don’t just listen. Take action and start sharing your stories with the world.

    Connect and learn more about John Millen:

    Website: https://www.johnmillen.com/ 

    Newsletter: https://www.johnmillen.com/newsletter

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmillen/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnMillen

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnmillen.co

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_millen

     

    • 34 min
    Ep 4 - Sharing My Story on the Vision Alignment Show with Brian Wagner

    Ep 4 - Sharing My Story on the Vision Alignment Show with Brian Wagner

    When you learn to understand your own story and share it with other people, it has such an impact on your life.

    In this episode, I was interviewed live on LinkedIn on my friend Brian Wagner’s Vision Alignment Show. We talked about the story that led me to my passion for storytelling and helping people tap the power of their stories.

     

    Key Takeaways:


    Lessons learned from growing up with a hard-working single mother.
    The teacher who changed my life in a moment.
    Why I treat CEOs and frontline workers the same.
    The three most important benefits of storytelling.
    Many more insights in a fast and fun conversation.

     

    About my interviewer:

    Brian is the founder and CEO of "A Radical Vision."  His mission is to help people embrace their own personal blindness to achieve a greater vision for their lives. The process takes people from a point of blindness, into sight, and toward a greater vision.   

    Brian was born and raised in Northwest Ohio as the son of a tomato farmer and the youngest of 10 kids. In 1977, at the age of 10, he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a brain malformation. Over the course of the next 33 years, he experienced several instances of medical issues resulting from this diagnosis. 

    On March 4 of 2011, he woke up on the couch and wasn't able to see. For the next six months, he was blind. Only brain surgery and multiple eye surgeries have allowed a portion of his vision to return. 

    Since then, Brian has become an author of the semi-autobiography book "Sometimes It DOES Take a Brain Surgeon".

    He uses his experiences to help his audience to improve their lives by teaching them how to see what they are missing as a result of their own blindness. 

    Brian is the President of the National Speakers’ Association, Ohio Chapter.

     

    Connect and know more about Brian here:

    https://www.aradicalvision.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/aradicalvision

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/a-radical-vision/

    https://twitter.com/ARadicalVision

    https://www.instagram.com/aradicalvision/

     

     

     

    About Story Power Lab and John Millen:

    Storytelling is the most powerful way for professionals to build deep, trusted relationships in business and life. Story Power Lab is designed to equip you to tell your stories in business and in life. This podcast is for leaders, entrepreneurs, and other high achievers who want to grow their businesses and careers by sharing their stories with the world.

    Your host John Millen is a storytelling expert who has meaningful conversations with experts, authors, and other people who are making a difference in the world. John will also share the storytelling tips and strategies he shares with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and other public figures.

    Don’t just listen. Take action and start sharing your stories with the world.

     

    Connect and learn more about John Millen:

    Website: https://www.johnmillen.com/ 

    Newsletter: https://www.johnmillen.com/newsletter

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmillen/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnMillen

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnmillen.co

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_millen

    • 25 min
    Ep 3 - Counter Intuitive Secrets to Boost Your Productivity With Ted Gioia

    Ep 3 - Counter Intuitive Secrets to Boost Your Productivity With Ted Gioia

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    “The life you choose is your decision, and the only one who can change that is you.” In today’s episode, I asked my friend Ted Gioia to tell the story of his fascinating journey. He describes what it means to be an honest broker in a world of self-interested opinion.

    Ted is a jazz pianist and accomplished author. The Wall Street Journal calls him a radiantly accomplished writer, and the New York Times says Ted is thoughtful and thought-provoking. I am sure you will agree as you listen to our conversation.

    Key Takeaways:

    How building on trust, honesty, integrity over the long run enhances your position. What is the reader-centric approach, and why is it important.

    The kind of people and institutions our society needs more of. How to choose things to do that will expand your skillset and you as a person. How cultivating dissent and disagreement helps an institution. The reason Ted encouraged his team to disagree with him.

    The relationship between input and output for creativity and productivity. Ted’s way of organizing notes contributed a lot to his writing.

    About our guest:

    Ted Gioia is a jazz pianist, author of 11 books, including Music: A Subversive History (Basic Books), The History of Jazz (Oxford University Press), and Delta Blues (Norton). His books have been translated into nine languages, and two have been honored on the New York Times list of the 100 best books of the year.

    Gioia has also written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, San Francisco Chronicle, Smithsonian, The Daily Beast, The American Scholar, Musical Quarterly, Salon, and many other leading periodicals.

    His latest project is Culture Notes of an Honest Broker, a column and newsletter on the Substack platform. Gioia holds degrees from Oxford University and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and previously served on the faculty of Stanford University.

     

    Connect and know more about Ted here:

    Website: http://tedgioia.com

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tedgioia

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tedgioia

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ted-gioia-338597/

    Newsletter: https://tedgioia.substack.com/about

    About Story Power Lab and John Millen: Storytelling is the most powerful way for professionals to build deep, trusted relationships in business and life. Story Power Lab is designed to equip you to tell your stories in business and in life. This podcast is for leaders, entrepreneurs, and other high achievers who want to grow their businesses and careers by sharing their stories with the world.

    Your host John Millen is a storytelling expert who has meaningful conversations with experts, authors, and other people who are making a difference in the world. John will also share the storytelling tips and strategies he shares with CEOs, entrepreneurs and other public figures.

    Don’t just listen. Take action and start sharing your stories with the world.

    Connect and learn more about John Millen:

    Website: https://www.johnmillen.com/

    Newsletter: https://www.johnmillen.com/newsletter

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmillen/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnMillen

     

    • 56 min
    Ep 2 - How Her Simple Idea Helped 200 Million Children in Poverty with Kyle Zimmer

    Ep 2 - How Her Simple Idea Helped 200 Million Children in Poverty with Kyle Zimmer

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    We all know people, including ourselves, who see a pressing need in society and say we have an idea to help solve that problem.

    But let’s face it, 99 percent of us don’t follow through. We may take some action, but when we hit the inevitable plateaus or valleys, we call it off.

    Not my friend Kyle Zimmer. She had an idea and followed through. On Wednesday, May 19th, the organization she co-founded, First Book, celebrated its 30th Anniversary and has distributed more than 210 million new books to children living in poverty.

    With her leadership, First Book developed into an award-winning nonprofit social enterprise furthering educational equity for children in poverty.

    I asked Kyle to tell her story with the hope of inspiring others who want to make a difference in the world. My editor said she found herself crying while working on this episode.

    Kyle shares insights from her inspiring journey, including:


    Why she chose a social enterprise model that uses business principles in philanthropy;
    Shocking research on the lack of books in poor neighborhoods and its impact on children’s long-term success;
    How she built and maintains a team of high-caliber leaders, who choose First Book over other opportunities to make fortunes in Silicon Valley or on Wall Street;
    and much more.

    I’ve witnessed her personal and organizational challenges over the years and I’m in awe of her intelligence, commitment, and, most of all, grit.

    On their 30th Anniversary, I’m honored to share the story of Kyle Zimmer and First Book in this inspiring conversation.

    To learn more, register as an educator, or donate visit First Book.Connect and learn more about Kyle and First Book:

    Website:  https://firstbook.org/Twitter:  @FirstBook and @KyleFirstBookLinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/first-book/mycompany/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyle-zimmer-3a27617/Facebook: @FirstBook https://www.facebook.com/FirstBookInstagram:  @firstbookorg  https://www.instagram.com/firstbookorg/About Story Power Lab and John Millen:Storytelling is the most powerful way for professionals to build deep, trusted relationships in business and life. 

    Story Power Lab is designed to equip you to tell your stories in business and in life.

    This podcast is for leaders, entrepreneurs, and other high achievers who want to grow their businesses and careers by sharing their stories with the world.

    Your host John Millen is a storytelling expert who has meaningful conversations with experts, authors, and other people who are making a difference in the world. 

    John will also share the storytelling tips and strategies he shares with CEOs, entrepreneurs and other public figures.

    Don’t just listen. Take action and start sharing your stories with the world.

     

    Connect and learn more about John Millen:Website: https://www.johnmillen.com/ Newsletter: https://www.johnmillen.com/newsletterLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmillen/Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnMillen

    • 49 min
    EP 1 - How One Habit Can Change Your Life Forever with Anthony Iannarino

    EP 1 - How One Habit Can Change Your Life Forever with Anthony Iannarino

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    In this episode, I talk with my friend Anthony Iannarino.  Amid the recession in December 2009, Anthony realized he wasn't aligned with his life's purpose and made a decision, not a resolution, to adopt a certain daily habit.

    He’s kept that discipline to this day, and that habit has changed everything about his life and his business.We have a wide-ranging conversation on personal reinvention, success,  productivity strategies, sales and so much more.

    Key Takeaways:


    How to develop simple habits that compound to create huge results.
    The decision Anthony made in 2009 that changed his life forever.
    Why you should protect and complete your creative work before the world begins to make demands on your time and energy.
    How to schedule and protect your time for maximum productivity for work that matters.
    How to break free of the "drift" of social norms and pressures, to determine and pursue your real purpose in life. 
    How Anthony left his home in Ohio to pursue his Rock and Roll dreams in Los Angeles.
    Why giving yourself to a project means it will not be just done better, but you’ll get it done sooner.
    How Anthony dealt with a surprise major health issue in his 20's.
    Why people in your closest relationships will be concerned about your personal transformation and how you should respond.
    The most important role of a leader.
    Why salespeople today must be strategic problem solvers, helping clients understand the world and their industries.
    These and many more strategies and tactics for success in business and life.  

    About Our Guest:

    Anthony Iannarino is an uber-successful writer, sales coach, and keynote speaker. He has created an incredible body of work in the sales arena and is now recognized as one of the foremost thought leaders of value creation. His unique gifts of powerful business acumen, strategic sales expertise, and clear communication are changing the sales landscape.Anthony is also a bestselling author, as recognized by Amazon and USA Today. His newest release is Eat Their Lunch – Winning Customers Away from Your Competition.

    Anthony's books on Amazon

    Connect and learn more about Anthony here:Website: https://thesalesblog.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesalesblogLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarino/About Story Power Lab and John Millen:Storytelling is the most powerful way for professionals to build deep, trusted relationships in business and life. 

    Story Power Lab is designed to equip you to tell your stories in business and in life.

    This podcast is for leaders, entrepreneurs, and other high achievers who want to grow their businesses and careers by sharing their stories with the world.

    Your host John Millen is a storytelling expert who has meaningful conversations with experts, authors, and other people who are making a difference in the world. 

    John will also share the storytelling tips and strategies he shares with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and other public figures.

    Don’t just listen. Take action and start sharing your stories with the world.

    Connect and learn more about John Millen:Website: https://www.johnmillen.com/ Newsletter: https://www.johnmillen.com/newsletterLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmillen/Twitter: https://tw

    • 39 min

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