How to Go Beyond the Story

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This Week’s Episode:

How would you go about breaking a wooden board in half?

I’ve taught many mindset workshops for professionals and other non-martial artists, and one of my most popular live classes is where attendees have a chance to break thick pieces of wood with their bare hands.

Many people think breaking boards is about muscling their way through them. But actually, that’s not the case at all!

Every time I run this workshop, I reveal the real secret to board breaking in my lesson. Then, I ask for a volunteer who isn’t the biggest or strongest in the room to demonstrate it first so others can see how easy it can be.

When you do it right, board breaking can feel like butter. And it’s the same when you’re telling stories.

My guest today, Gerald Ishibashi, has made a career out of making stories come to life for tens of thousands of people in a single night, by applying the same board-breaking secret… to storytelling.

How can you expand your focus for maximum effect and benefit? How can you bring stories to life in huge venues? Why is an impending event so important to get things moving?

In my conversation with Gerald, you’ll discover the answers to these questions, hear about launching a new career path with only $100 in start-up business money and the role technology has played (and will continue to play) in changing businesses over decades, and more!

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How working backward takes the pressure off performing
  • How to use an impending event to propel yourself forward
  • Why storytelling is such a valuable commodity for the foreseeable future

Who is Gerald?

Gerald Ishibashi and entertainment became linked when, at 13 years old, he first performed professionally as the frontman and leader of Stonebridge Band. Forming ISHIBASHI/Stonebridge Productions in high school, he built it into one of the leading live entertainment production entities in the country. Over the years, he has led a colorful and award-winning career as an entertainer and musician, music store owner, concert promoter, emcee, producer, and motivational speaker.

During his career, Gerald has worked with hundreds of the biggest names in the music industry such as The Beach Boys, Three Dog Night, Jackson Browne, Pat Benatar, Michael McDonald, and the Righteous Brothers. He’s also the leader of a popular 11-piece rock band in Los Angeles and the creator of the Island Crooners.

Currently, he’s developing a musical play based on Harry Manaka’s book Chronicles of a Sansei Rocker and bringing his parenting and motivational speaking background to bear in co-writing a book with his three daughters. Also launching in 2022 is his star-studded podcast Meetings with Masters, focusing on life lessons from creative communicators and leaders in entertainment.

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You’ll also receive storytelling secrets each week from our show.
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Ready to be unforgettable? Good.

FREE TRAINING: LEARN THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT TOOL THAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

  • Increase your confidence
  • Build trust with prospects - fast
  • Stand out against competition
  • Captivate your audience
  • Be the one they remember
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