The Story Engine Podcast where we teach you how to make marketing easier, more powerful and fun through storytelling. Each week we learn from top entrepreneurs, influencers and world-changers on how to share your story through content, copywriting, speaking and how to make your story your most powerful marketing tool.
The Value of Surrounding Yourself with Experts with Reed Davis
Today we have Reed Davis on the podcast. Reed is the founder of the Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist Association, a rapidly growing powerful certification program for health experts and aspiring health experts. We are going to learn about his vision for that today and how he works with health experts as well as why Reed surrounds himself with experts and leaders in many different areas in his business.
One part, in particular, is we are going to talk about how we worked together to improve his presentation, create content quickly, and the transformation that he experienced over six months of working with me in his business, presentation, and in the results, he is getting when he speaks. I am really excited and really proud to share the work we have been doing over the last half-year and how he is taking what we have established together to really make an impact in the world.
In This Episode: The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. It is very comforting to know that you have experts around you. Great persuasion and storytelling help people feel understood. And so much more!!! Connect with Reed Davis: Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Website Reed on Facebook Reed on Twitter Reed on YouTube Reed on Instagram Reed on LinkedIn
Valuable Lessons From Mentors and DEmentors
Today we are going to be talking about mentors and DEmentors. Mentors are great but there is only so much they can do for us in our lives. They do point us in very good directions. They can teach us very valuable lessons and skills but many of us have an overly romanticized view of what a mentor is and the role that they provide in our lives. We want them to teach us, spend a lot of time guiding us, and validate us on the progress we are making.
When we see somebody with a skill or ability to teach us, we think they are going to fill all of those gaps we felt growing up. Oftentimes a mentor won’t fill all of those things and on top of that, they are usually expensive. They are very valuable and worth it and I highly recommend it and do it all the time but it is expensive or they require you to work hard for them as an apprentice. Oftentimes we are so focused on seeking out mentors like this that we ignore a potential and abundant source of learning in our life that you can look toward and in many areas of our lives we can find anti-mentors or DEmentors.
In This Episode: Mentors are very valuable and worth it and I highly recommend it and do it all the time but it is expensive or they require you to work hard for them as an apprentice. If we can change our perspective on DEmentors there is an opportunity in them. We can use the guidance of the DEmentors we attract to find the opposite path. And so much more!!!
2021 Year in Review for Kyle and The Story Engine
Today we are looking at 2021. What a year it has been for all of us across the world and what a year it has been for me. I want to acknowledge many of the challenges and uncertainties that many of us have been facing globally. It has certainly been one of the most unique years in my lifetime in terms of what I have seen happening in the world around me. Fortunately for me at this time, I have been able to continue to grow, develop, and continue to adapt. I hope that this trend accelerates and I hope we all as a planet can come closer together and be better off as a whole as we move through these challenging times.
Today I want to share some of my biggest wins over this last year. I want to celebrate and share some of the lessons I have learned and where I have learned those. I am also excited to share some of the things I have in store for next year.
In This Episode: Actually being able to hold and use silence to your advantage is one of the ways that you can really be a pro when you are facilitating a workshop or whether you are speaking from the stage. One of the biggest sources of lessons he had was a shoulder injury that he got while he was in San Diego in September. I learned that the healing process is not always linear. Another lesson this year has been in patience and trust. Sometimes doing less is actually more effective but it requires trust in yourself and more importantly trust in the universe. It is trusting in the work you are putting in and not always pushing harder and doing more which can lead to burnout. And so much more!!!
Misadventures In Kyle's Musical Past
Today we are going to be diving into some stories from my musical past. As some of you may know and have heard, I credit a lot of the first steps of me being successful as a storyteller and working from the stage to my time as a musician. I have a lot of different funny stories. I never became a super famous rock star but I definitely have a couple behind the music stories that I am really excited to share today. To really do these stories justice I wanted to bring on a friend and fellow musician, DJ Sammy Taggett from the Evolved Performer and the Evolved Podcast. He is taking the role of interviewee on today’s episode.
In This Episode: The journey all starts with a single step when it comes to anything. There is something so wise about going full out, doing your own art, and you just don’t care what the world has to say. If you can bring that energy to what you’re creating and doing, that is what people connect with. Telling and creating this kind of story elevates your own identity. And so much more! Connect with DJ Sammy Taggett: Shoebox Moses Website Sammy on Instagram Sammy on Facebook Shoebox Moses on YouTube
Your Faulty Sense of Risk and Reward
Today we are going to be talking about your faulty sense of risk and reward and how that may be impacting you in your life.
I am going to share several stories during my childhood including my experience being on the luge team and riding roller coasters at Six Flags. In those stories, we can see common problems that many of us entrepreneurs and creatives face. It is time to stop playing small and fully own your greatness and step into your gifts.
In This Episode: These stories shed light on common problems that we have. We are really not that good at assessing what we should be afraid of or judging the rewards of taking certain risks. Some of us fear success more than failure and we feel our greatness more than inadequacies. We take on the much greater risks of playing it safe and hiding our gifts and waiting for that oh-so-appealing someday rather than facing that fear. And so much more!!!
Know Your Niche and Finally Say No with Jenn Malecha
Today on the show, we have a great friend of mine, Jenn Malecha. We had her on the podcast about a year or two ago. We have done a lot of work together over this time. I have been able to help out with some of her group coaching programs and we have collaborated on different platforms like Instagram, Clubhouse, and podcast stages. She is consistently one of the most brilliant and professional people that I know in the space. I am so excited to have her on the podcast again to share some wisdom with you.
Today we are going to be talking about two magic words… Know and No. Know your niche. Know who you really want to talk to. This sounds like such a fundamental thing but consistently is one of the most important, essential, and overlooked aspects of what we see in both of our client bases. We are also talking about being able to say no. If you know what your niche is and what your strategy is then you are finally going to have the power to say no to a lot of the things that are draining your energy, holding back your business and profits, and the results that you want to create.
In This Episode: The number one thing that she sees being missed the most is that people haven’t nailed their niche. Ultimately to continue down the pathway of success you have to learn to say no in so many levels of your business. It is uncomfortable to be uncomfortable. The entrepreneurs that have the most success are the ones that can sit in the feeling of uncomfortable. And so much more!!! Connect with Jenn Malecha: Wholistic Health Boss Website Story and Purpose Worksheet Jenn on Instagram Jenn on Facebook
I absolutely love this podcast. I listened to a two part episode on the proprietary process and I loved it. It was so helpful having Kyle walk me through this. I feel more confident in my process and I can’t wait to start telling my story. Thank you so much
Kyle is a fantastic host and wealth of knowledge! Highly recommend the listen.
Amazing Podcast to learn Story Telling!
Amazing Podcast! Story Telling is such an important skill to learn and The Story Engine Podcast offers lots of great tips to tell your story so your message can be heard.