172: How to Be Fearless in Creating Your Dream Story

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This episode is a recording of a meetup in London. I go around the gathering, and ask a variety of people what their story is. The answers are fascinating!

If you’ve been following me for a bit, you know that this is my favorite conversation starter: “What is your story?” This opens up a whole world of possible responses from the person you are talking to, and allows them to get into far more detail about what they’re passionate about than if you simply asked them where they’re from, or what their job is.

I also dig a bit into how I was able to interview Jack Nicholson as my first ever celebrity interview, land a job hosting ESPN Sports Center, build a PR company, and much more! Listen up and please enjoy this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways

    • Surround yourself with people you aren’t negative, and have similar goals to you
    • Notice the conversation starter: “What’s your story?” This opener opens the door for a huge variety of different conversations

 

  • Fearlessly approach people and try to learn whatever you can about them, their life, and their story

 

  • Be tenacious in asking people for what you want. Just ask!

 

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