Monday Mash-Up ~ 2023.02.20


Inspirational Viewing
The Incredible Story of the “3-Foot Giant”

Sean Stephenson was born in 1979 with osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. On the day he was born, doctors warned his parents he probably wouldn’t survive the night. 

He survived — and thrived — for 40 years, before passing away in 2019. 

Thanks to Brian Kurtz for introducing Sean’s story to me. Here’s a 9-minute excerpt from The Biography Channel’s documentary about Sean — 3-Foot Giant

Recommended Listening
Rick Rubin on Creativity, AI, and More…

Legednary music producer Rick Rubin appeared last month on the Tim Ferriss Show podcast. I began to listen while walking my dog, Moose. I had to pause so I could return to my office and take notes. This episode is loaded with great stuff, including lots of discussion about Rubin’s new book, “The Creative Act: A Way of Being.” 

Here’s the page with show notes and links to the audio. 

Recommended Viewing / Listening
The Power of Email Marketing

In the latest episode of The Story Power Marketing Show, Kimberly Weitkamp and I dive deep into email marketing. 

Kimberly is the “Audience Converter.” She works with coaches to transform their word vomit into marketing that gets clients.

She shows them what to say to bring in clients that pay. Kimberly helps her clients create their full evergreen marketing needs that fit in their schedule, reflects their authentic self, and creates the time freedom they desire…without losing their sanity!

Discussed in this episode: 

~ The enduring power of email marketing (2:55)

~How to make the first impression (5:29)

~The hotel front lobby test (22:30)

Excerpt video: here

Full episode video, audio, and show notes: here

If you like what you see and here, please review the show wherever you get your favorite podcasts. 

You’re Invited
Mastermind Book Club Meets Thursday

I’m so glad Ted Prodromou and I chose Joe Polish’s “What’s In It for Them?” as this month’s selction for the Mastermind Book Club. Get this book! 

Even if you haven’t finished it, join us on Thursday when Book Club members (free to join), gather on Zoom to discuss it. 

You don’t have to finish the book to join the conversation. Our goal: Share insights drawn from the book. Discuss how to apply those insights to improve your business. Celebrate success as you or other members implement. 

Inspirational Words…
…From the 3 Foot Giant

“Pain is inevitable, it eventually touches us all. Suffering is optional.”

– Sean Stephenson

Don't go away yet..

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Tom Ruwitch

Tom Ruwitch is the founder and CEO of Story Power Marketing. For more than 30 years, he has helped businesses grow by delivering powerful stories using a variety of different media.