RecomMONDAYtions ~ 2023.11.13

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Recommended Podcast Episode

🏊🏻‍♂️ Diana Nyad on Cal Fussman’s Big Questions

In 1978, when she was 28, Diana Nyad attempted to become the first person to swim the 111-mile stretch between Cuba and Key West Florida without a shark cage. She failed.

She tried again and again and again and failed each time.

Then, on her fifth try — when she was 64 (!) — she succeeded.

In this episode of Cal Fussman’s “Big Questions” podcast, she shares stories from her quest.

If you’d like to start at the end of the story, here’s a video of the moment she arrived at Key West after 53 hours in the water.

Recommended Movie

🍿 “Nyad” on Netflix

If Diana Nyad’s true story floats your boat, you’ll enjoy the new biopic on Netflix that retells the story.

Annette Benning plays Nyad. Jodie Foster plays her coach, Bonnie Stoll.

Here’s the trailer:

Podcast (Story Power Marketing Show)

📡 Why Culture is Key (with Josh Cunningham)

Josh Cunning ham is the founder and CEO of rokrbox – an inside sales company that helps real estate companies turn internet leads into clients. Josh has hired and trained more than 400 inside sales agents. And along the way, he has gained deep experience and knowledge on developing company culture that attracts the best talent and drives success.

His website, Five Star Company Culture helps business leaders foster a positive work environment that empowers employees, satisfies customers, and paves the way for enduring success.


~The Three Keys to Creating a Culture of Success

~Why is Culture so Important for Business Success

~The Most Important Step to Take When Hiring

~Why You Need World-Class Customer Service and How to Build It

View/Listen on Story Power Marketing Show Website

Listen on Apple Podcasts

Recommended Book

📖 They Ask You Answer

This month’s selection for the Mastermind Book Club: “They Ask, You Answer” by Marcus Sheridan.

From the author’s website: “They Ask, You Answer” is a business philosophy which, when embraced fully, will make you the most trusted voice within your industry.

“And it begins with an obsession of understanding the answer to one question: “What is my customer thinking?”

Each month, Ted Prodromou and I select a great book for the Mastermind Book Club to examine. We meet live at the end of the month (this month’s meeting: Thursday, Nov. 30, 2:30 p.m. ET, 11:30 a.m. PT).

The Club is free to join. Go to MastermindBook.Club for more info and to join.

Recommended Event

⚙️ The Science of Influence (with Robert Cialdini)

When: Wed, Nov 15, 12 p.m. ET, 9 a.m. PT

Where: Live online

What: Win with small changes that deliver big results. Robert Cialdini, author of “Influence: Science and Practice” will address a topic that always captivates his audiences: How small changes that deliver BIG results. He’ll reveal:

✔️ How McDonald’s increased sales by 20% without any additional costs.

✔️ How scarcity led to a 610% increase in sales.

✔️ What is known as the ‘5 billion pound’ sentence

Hosted by my friends at SMM Connect.

Details and registration for this free event: Here

Recommended Article

🪄 Disney’s “Fantasia” Was Initially a Critical and Box-Office Failure

On this day (November 13) in 1940, Disney released “Fantasia.” Prior to its release, Walt Disney said the film would ““change the history of motion pictures.”

And it did. Here’s a great article from “Smithsonian” magazine about the movie. As with so many stories about Walt Disney and the company he built, this one is loaded with valuable business lessons.

Here’s the “Fantasia” trailer. Amazing in 1940. Still great today…

Words to Ponder

“Success is the ability to move from one failure to another without loss of enthusiasm.”

– Diana Nyad

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.