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Ep 4 - Sharing My Story on the Vision Alignment Show with Brian Wagner

When you learn to understand your own story and share it with other people, it has such an impact on your life.

In this episode, I was interviewed live on LinkedIn on my friend Brian Wagner’s Vision Alignment Show. We talked about the story that led me to my passion for storytelling and helping people tap the power of their stories.


Key Takeaways:

  • Lessons learned from growing up with a hard-working single mother.
  • The teacher who changed my life in a moment.
  • Why I treat CEOs and frontline workers the same.
  • The three most important benefits of storytelling.
  • Many more insights in a fast and fun conversation.


About my interviewer:

Brian is the founder and CEO of "A Radical Vision."  His mission is to help people embrace their own personal blindness to achieve a greater vision for their lives. The process takes people from a point of blindness, into sight, and toward a greater vision.   

Brian was born and raised in Northwest Ohio as the son of a tomato farmer and the youngest of 10 kids. In 1977, at the age of 10, he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a brain malformation. Over the course of the next 33 years, he experienced several instances of medical issues resulting from this diagnosis. 

On March 4 of 2011, he woke up on the couch and wasn't able to see. For the next six months, he was blind. Only brain surgery and multiple eye surgeries have allowed a portion of his vision to return. 

Since then, Brian has become an author of the semi-autobiography book "Sometimes It DOES Take a Brain Surgeon".

He uses his experiences to help his audience to improve their lives by teaching them how to see what they are missing as a result of their own blindness. 

Brian is the President of the National Speakers’ Association, Ohio Chapter.


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About Story Power Lab and John Millen:

Storytelling is the most powerful way for professionals to build deep, trusted relationships in business and life. Story Power Lab is designed to equip you to tell your stories in business and in life. This podcast is for leaders, entrepreneurs, and other high achievers who want to grow their businesses and careers by sharing their stories with the world.

Your host John Millen is a storytelling expert who has meaningful conversations with experts, authors, and other people who are making a difference in the world. John will also share the storytelling tips and strategies he shares with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and other public figures.

Don’t just listen. Take action and start sharing your stories with the world.


Connect and learn more about John Millen:

Website: https://www.johnmillen.com/ 

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