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202 John Livesay - Learning the Value of Stories

By Harry Duran

00:22 – Harry recaps his past week at Podcast Movement 02:46 – Harry thanks his sponsors, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 and Beyond the Podcast 04:52 – Harry welcomes John Livesay to the podcast 05:27 – John’s origin story 08:46 – Lessons learned from starting a podcast 10:47 – How John got his first Speakers Bureau 12:59 – The genesis of The Successful Pitch Podcast 16:00 – John’s top three tips for improving your startup pitch 18:44 – John’s career trajectory 21:59 – The importance of never burning bridges 24:13 – Getting off the self-esteem roller coaster 25:11 – What John has learned through the medium of podcasting 29:03 – How John has improved as a podcast host 31:55 – Early inspirations in John’s career 33:21 – How John has used his podcast to build relationships 35:26 – John credits Tim Sanders for being a mentor to him throughout his career 37:53 – The value John places on friendships 38:53 – John speaks to how his entrepreneurial journey led him to have greater perspective 39:56 – A story of resilience 43:59 – Tools John has developed to make him more resilient 45:48 – Benefits John has reaped from being a podcast host 46:47 – What is something John has changed his mind about recently 47:48 – What is the most misunderstood thing about John 50:09 – Where listeners can follow John 50:51 – John recalls his experience narrating his book for Audible TWEETABLES “I realized I had a lot of fear around hosting a podcast and I literally created a TEDx Talk that includes this and I still talk about it when I give keynotes.” (07:52) “The way to overcome the fear of the unknown is not go it alone.” (08:40) “The number one tip for a startup, whether you’re trying to get a new investor or a new client or, as you said, attract and retain the talent, is you must have your story of origin down pat.” (16:28) “It’s not enough just to be a guest. You gotta give somebody a step that’s easy.” (28:28) “My goal for the listeners is that they are informed, inspired and entertained. So, if we do any of those things, we’re in good shape.” (30:51) “The need to connect and have a tribe is what keeps us from feeling so lonely. And that’s what a good friend does. They’re not jealous, they’re not competitive, they’re cheering you on.” (37:59) “So, for me, the tool is I think of myself as the director of my own movie and I can yell ‘Cut’ at any time.” (44:40) THANK YOU SPONSORS! Focusrite - Makers of my go-to sound card, the Scarlett 2i2 Aweber - Hosts of the Beyond the Podcast Summit - Click here to register for free -September 18, 2019, 11:00 am ET to 3:00pm ET. LINKS MENTIONED John’s Website – John’s Podcast – John’s LinkedIn – John’s Instagram – @thepitchwhisperer John’s Twitter – @John_Livesay John’s Facebook – Podcast Movement Website – APPS AND TOOLS MENTIONED Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 – Flick – Beyond the Podcast Summit – Breaker – BOOKS MENTIONED Better Selling Through Storytelling (Text the word ‘PITCH’ to 66866 for a sneak peek) Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends Dealstorming: The Secret Weapon That Can Solve Your Toughest Sales Challenges SPREAD THE WORD Click here to subscribe on your favorite podcast app or here for SpotifyIf your app supports chapter marks, they're embedded here as well! Cool, huh?★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

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