Monday Mash-Up ~ Vol. 2, Ep. 46


Recommended Viewing / Listening
How to Answer Sales Objections

Aleasha Bahr is a sales and marketing strategist known for showing solopreneurs the Secret Art of Subtle Selling.

She was recently a guest on my podcast, The Story Power Marketing Show, and she dropped one valuable truth bomb after another. 

In this excerpt, we discuss how to answer sales objections. 

Excerpt video and full episode here

Recommended Reading
The Power of Sacred Time

Twice a day, I carve out dedicated time for writing. Every day. No excuses.

In his awesome blog, The Daily Stoic, Ryan Holiday describes this as “sacred time.” 

He writes: “A few minutes or a few hours, in the morning, at night or in the middle of the day, this idea of sacred time is important. You have to carve it out.” 

You can read the rest of this short, valuable post here

Great Movie
My Octopus Teacher and the Habit of Noticing

Last week, my wife, Melissa, and I watched an extraordinary movie — My Octopus Teacher. It’s a documentary about a burnt out filmmaker who spends a year swimming in tidal pools off the western cape of South Africa. There he meets an octopus. 

Words can’t do it justice. Just watch the trailer and then the movie. Profound life and business lessons — including the importance of getting out of your own head and noticing the world around you. When you open your eyes and notice, you discover so much. Here’s the trailer.

You Have More Influence than You Think
The Power of Dishing Out Compliments

I’ve devoured several Daniel Pink books (A Whole New Mind is my favorite), and I love his The Pinkcast podcast. 

Episode 4.15 with Vanessa Bohns is a standout. Bohns is the author of You Have More Influence than You Think: How We Underestimate Our Power of Persuasion, and Why It Matters. (I haven’t read it, but it’s on my to-read list). 

In this excerpt from the podcast episode, she and Daniel discuss the power of compliments — why we’re reluctant to dish them out and the great 360-degree benefits we generate when we overcome that hesitation. 

Words to Ponder
Daniel Pink Says the Future Belongs to Storytellers

“The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers — creative and holistic ‘right-brain’ thinkers.”

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.