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Monday Mash-Up 2022.08.01

By Ryan Dolotallas

Recommended ViewingSam’s Philosophy for a Happy Life Thanks to Tim Ferriss for introducing me to this extraordinary TED talk video, featuring Sam Berns. Sam delivered this talk in December 2013, about one month before he passed away. He was 17. When he was 2, he was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease. In…

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Why I Called B.S. on my Friend Who Said All Marketers are Liars

By Ryan Dolotallas

I met yesterday with a friend who’s feeling down in the dumps. His business is struggling and so is he.  And even though he’s a brilliant mindset coach, he now questions everything he’s doing – including all things marketing.  “I don’t like marketing,” he told me. “It’s the use of psychology to deceive people into…

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Ripped From the Headlines: Wacky News Stories that Make Great Emails

By Ryan Dolotallas

Every so often, my buddy Adam sends me a link with a challenge to “email this.” Sometimes it’s a link to a crazy discussion thread on Reddit. Often, it’s a random, funny news story.  My favorite “email this” challenge was a news story about status-hungry Chinese big-shots and strippers (more on that in a moment). …

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How to Captivate an Audience — the Zelensky Way

By Ryan Dolotallas

On March 8, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appeared on video before the British House of Commons. He delivered a defiant, confident speech that included these words: “We will not give up, and we will not lose. We will fight to the end, at sea, in the air, we will continue fighting for our land, whatever…

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How to Conquer Stage Fright

By Ryan Dolotallas

Powerful storytellers embrace and conquer stage fright. Take Darden Smith. He’s a singer-songwriter who has released 15 critically acclaimed albums and performed around the globe — including a concert in February 2019 at the venue I run, (ware)HOUSE Concerts in St. Louis. He’s an author, too, who wrote a book I love called The Habit of…

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