RecomMONDAYtions ~ 2023.09.04


Podcast (Recommended Listening)

📡 Cal Fussman and Sally Jenkins re: Best Takeaways from Sports
The latest episode of Cal Fussman’s Big Questions podcast. He interviews Sally Jenkins, an award-winning sports writer, whose new book, The Right Call, explores the qualities that help top athletes and coaches achieve greatness. Citing greats such as Bill Belichick, Peyton Manning, Michael Phelps, and more, Jenkins shares seven principles behind success.In the book, she reveals how you can apply those principles in your business and life.

I listened to this over the weekend. I’m going to listen again this week and take detailed notes.


🔎 10 ChatGPT mistakes you’re making and how to fix them
Here’s a great article from Descript — makers of my favorite video editing software. If you’re using ChatGPT in any way for your business, read this. Simple, smart tips to use the tool more effectively.


📚 Pick My Brain Community Event
(Wednesday, September 6, 5 p.m. ET) 
I always meet great people at the Pick My Brain Community event. ​Pick My Brain, brings smart passionate people from all around the world together to meet, greet, connect, share ideas, solve world problems, and unlock new opportunities.

Podcast (Story Power Marketing Show)

📡 How to Connect to Your Inner Child to Be a More Creative and Successful Marketer (with Lorraine Ball)
After spending too many years in corporate America, Lorraine Ball said goodbye to the bureaucracy, glass ceilings, and bad coffee to follow her passion and help small business owners succeed.

Today, as a successful entrepreneur, author, professional speaker, and host of a weekly marketing podcast, “More than a Few Words,” she brings creative ideas, practical tips, and decades of real-world experience to every conversation.

In her spare time, she loves to travel and take photos. You can see her photos at


~How to Reconnect With Your Inner Child to Spark Creativity in Your Marketing, Business, and Life.

~Why Travel Unlocks Creative Potential, and How to Travel Everyday

~How to Discover Your Own Unique Creative Style (and Why Everyone Has One)

~Lorraine’s Journey Through Corporate America to Creative Entrepreneurship

View/Listen on Story Power Marketing Show Website

Listen on Apple Podcasts

Words to Ponder

“If the failure yesterday or the past week or month is channeled into a more determined effort to do it right tomorrow — to the point where you actually do it, then it’s not a failure at all.”

– August Bradley

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.