Episode 117

How Embracing Your Unique Genius Impacts You as a Storyteller

“Hello, Master Kymberlee.” I’ll never forget hearing those words for the first time. I’d just earned my Fourth-Degree Black Belt in Dynamic Circle Hapkido. And standing in the dojo, after receiving that greeting from a fellow martial artist, makes me reflect on my 20+ years of Martial Arts training. In that moment, I can’t help but think about what it truly means to master something.

Fast forward to real-time today on the eve of my Fifth-Degree Black Belt Test. The actual test I have coming up is simply a moment in time. The pursuit of mastery, though, is an evolving adventure on every level, and the gift of mastery is an entire story of evolved learning, growth, accomplishment, and surprise based on a singular skill.

Adam C. Hall has spent a good part of his career studying for mastery of the intellectual kind. And as my special guest on today’s episode of the Storytelling School Podcast, he and I unpack and get into this world of genius, mastery, and success by delving into questions like:

What is genius, really, and how does it tie into the story of your potential? What bonus benefit comes out of sharing your traumatic stories? Why is there no such thing as bad stories? And where does relatability in your story ultimately come from?

What you will learn in this episode:

  • What long-lasting impact freeing yourself from old stories can have
  • How to find the story you want to tell to an audience
  • What helps your story come alive more than mere words can

Who is Adam C. Hall?

Adam C. Hall is an intellectual master. He’s the creator of the Genius Process and founder and CEO of Genius Studios. He has three decades of experience as an impact investor and entrepreneur. He’s trained in shamanism and is a teacher of A Course in Miracles. And since 2007, he has been conserving land and working with global evolutionary leaders as the founder of the EarthKeeper Alliance.

Adam is also a four-time published author whose teachings integrate science, spirituality, and success. He’s been a featured presenter at numerous summits and conferences, guested on over 100 radio and TV shows, and given more than 40 speeches and keynote addresses. Currently residing in Santa Barbara, California, he’s the proud father of three daughters and grandad to seven granddaughters.

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