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Go Behind the Scenes of the Cutthroat Movie Industry

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“I think I know how to get from point A to point Z. It’s just about every day waking up and rolling the ball forward one foot, and then the next day rolling it forward another foot, and another foot. It’s just a matter of doing it.” – Ryan Daly

Ever wonder what it’s like in the film industry? What it’s really like?

Today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast, we’re taking an insider tour of the movie business. Our guest correspondent Allison Trowbridge sat down with actor Kellan Lutz (of Hercules and Twilight fame) and top manager/producer Ryan Daly. Together, they give us a fascinating look at what it takes to succeed with integrity in a cutthroat industry. There are some surprising takeaways for other industries too, particularly if partnerships, clients, negotiation, or first impressions are a part of your job.

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How to Use Social Media in a Dynamic, Irresistible Way

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“Just connect with the people who are authentically attracted to the messages you’re sharing, and then just keep on doing more of that. It’s going to attract like-minded people.”-Branden Harvey

If you want to build a strong social media following without resorting to negativity, you’ll love today’s episode of the Building a StoryBrand podcast.

Branden Harvey of Good, Good, Good joins Donald Miller for a conversation about how we can create dynamic and positive social media that draws our customers in.

You’ll learn what to post about, how to separate your personal brand from your business, and so much more. Your social media can be a huge asset to your brand and your bottom line. This episode will help you make it happen.

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How to Build an Authentic and Inviting Brand

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“You can’t just do it for the money. You need to do it because you have something unique to give. You need to leave a mark, you need to do something different, and you need to leave the world a better place.” -Jerrod Johnson

Growing a business is tough and risky.

And as pressures rise and competition emerges, we’re tempted to make compromises with our brand in order to win the day.

But if you want to be successful in the long run, you’ve got to know what your brand authentically stands for and stick to it.

Today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast, we hear from Too Faced founders Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson. With their winsome blend of authenticity and creativity, they’ve built one of the biggest and most beloved cosmetics brands in the world.

Their story — and their unique approach to business — will encourage you to stay true to your brand as your grow your company.

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How to Become the Most Captivating Person in the Room

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“My favorite purpose in every conversation is to try to get the other person to have a “me too!” moment. It makes us feel accepted. It makes us feel heard. And most importantly, it makes us feel calm.” -Vanessa Van Edwards

The awkward stops here, folks.

If you want to be more memorable and captivating when you talk to other people, then you need to listen to this episode. Donald Miller talks with Vanessa Van Edwards, a human behavioral expert, about the art and science of how we interact with each other.

Discover the small signals you don’t even know you’re sending out — and how to authentically manage them so people easily connect with you. You’ll feel more confident and and in control the next time you walk into a room of strangers or sit down to talk with your team. Listen now!

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How 3 Successful Companies Hire Smart, Quality People

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“That ‘what’s in it for me’ mentality, that entitlement, if you will, is the quickest way to be told no.” – Armando Lopez, Executive Director of Human Resources, Ramsey Solutions

Making a smart hiring decision can make you a ton of money. But the wrong choice can set your business back dramatically. So how can you make sure you’re hiring the right person for the role?

Today, we’re going to hear from three big brands who’ve developed their own strategies to find and keep amazing talent: Chick-fil-A, POPsocial, and Ramsey Solutions.

If you’re hiring or if you want to better nurture your current employees, then you want to listen to this episode. It’ll help you tap into (and keep!) amazing talent that will grow your business.

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How to Grind Out Success on Your Own Terms

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““If you know how something works, you’ll always have a job. But if you know why something works, you’ll always be their boss. And if you really have a trust in your gut you’re going to be okay. Stop listening to other people.”-Daymond John

How do you define a successful person?

On the podcast today, we welcome Daymond John. He founded the iconic fashion brand FUBU. He kills it every week on Shark Tank. He is, without a doubt, successful.

But the story behind his success — and how he pursues it now — is what truly makes Daymond inspiring. In this conversation with Donald Miller, Daymond shares the habits and qualities you need as a leader if you want to truly prosper in both life and business. He also tells some amazing stories about the early days of FUBU that will encourage you if you’re in the beginning stages of your startup.

Don’t miss this one — listen now!

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How to Lead Your Team So Everyone Brings Their Best

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“You can create compliance in a team by driving alignment and execution, but you can’t actually create a high-performing team if each individual doesn’t actually feel their voice is truly heard, valued, and appreciated.”-Steve Cockram

If you want to build a team where everyone feels supported, heard, and ready to tackle big challenges, then you want to listen to this episode of the Building a StoryBrand podcast.

In it, we welcome our correspondent Allison Trowbridge as she talks with GiANT co-founder Steve Cockram. As a expert in both leadership and personality types, Steve walks us through the five different personalities (or “Voices”) you’ll find on every team and how to nurture each one.

In Steve’s words, “You can’t outsource culture.” Build a better one by making sure everyone feels safe and supported to contribute their best.

This episode will show you how. Give it a listen!

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Leading Without Fear and Loving Without Limits

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“A lot of people are waiting for permission to do something. But your life is all the permission you need.”-Bob Goff

Hustle and grind. Plan out everything. Protect your availability. That’s the typical advice business leaders get to “maximize our efficiency.”

But there’s more to life than efficiency.

And no one models this better than Bob Goff, the bestselling author of Love Does. He joins Donald Miller on the podcast for an inspiring conversation about leading well by loving others. It’s a different kind of mindset that puts people before efficiency and meaning ahead of success.

If you struggle with a fear of failure, if you’re looking for permission to start that next big thing, or if something about your current way of life just isn’t working, THIS is the wisdom you need to hear today.

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9 Ways to Create a Life Where Both Work and Family Can Thrive

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“We just assume that you’re either finding the next great position in a company or you’re staying home with your kids. It doesn’t have to be that way. We need to dream bigger.”-Shannon Miles

You’re driven to lead your business well. But you want quality time with your family, too.

It’s a constant balancing act, and for women especially, it can seem like you have to choose one or the other.

But Shannon Miles, today’s guest on the StoryBrand podcast, believes it doesn’t have to be that way. She shares nine creative and practical ideas that will help you succeed both at home and at work instead of feeling like you have to choose between them.

If you want to design a life where both work and family can thrive, don’t miss this episode!

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Redefining Productivity to Focus on What Actually Matters

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“Freedom is the end result of productivity. If you’ve got a productivity system that’s not making you feel more free, you’ve got the wrong system.”-Michael Hyatt

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a productivity junkie. You love getting stuff done and being successful. You write down stuff you’ve already done just so you can check it off!

But when constantly being in “beast mode” leaves us feeling depleted and unhealthy, is that really success at all? What if we’re doing productivity all wrong?

Today on the StoryBrand podcast, Donald Miller sits down with Michael Hyatt to talk about a better approach to productivity.

Michael believes that to truly be productive, we need freedom to focus on the things that matter most. That way, your life can be full of significance and meaning, not just tasks and goals.

In this episode, he teaches us the surprisingly simple systems and rituals we can implement to help us do just that.

If you struggle to turn off work at nights and weekends, or if you always feel defeated at the end of the day no matter what you’ve gotten done, you need the wisdom Michael shares in this episode. Listen now, and don’t forget to subscribe, too.

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