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Humans are storytelling machines. You and I are constantly creating, destroying, elevating, and diminishing ourselves with our inner narratives that appear and disappear in our minds 24/7. Most people are not aware of this process. As a result, they believe that life is happening to them. This feels random, chaotic, and scary. Why do people tolerate it? Because they tell themselves, "That's the way it is. That is reality." Those seven words could not be farther from the truth. This podcast will explore the storytelling process that is responsible for every facet of your life. It will discuss and encourage ways to take control of your personal narrative so that you can begin directing your destiny with an empowering story.




Humans are storytelling machines. You and I are constantly creating, destroying, elevating, and diminishing ourselves with our inner narratives that appear and disappear in our minds 24/7. Most people are not aware of this process. As a result, they believe that life is happening to them. This feels random, chaotic, and scary. Why do people tolerate it? Because they tell themselves, "That's the way it is. That is reality." Those seven words could not be farther from the truth. This podcast will explore the storytelling process that is responsible for every facet of your life. It will discuss and encourage ways to take control of your personal narrative so that you can begin directing your destiny with an empowering story.






The Boring Exercise

This episode offers you the exciting challenge to breakthrough limiting beliefs through a "boring" exercise. You will learn the exercise in three parts. 00:25 - Discover Part 1 00:58 - Discover Part 2 01:42 - Goal of Part 2 01:52 - Discover Part 3 02:30 - Why Exercise is Powerful 03:24 - Discover a New Story 03:39 - Ask the Powerful Question 04:08 - Get Unstuck 04:35 - Experience a New Sense of Living 04:48 - Your Main Story Barrier 05:15 - The Lie of "I Am" Statements 05:51 - Quicksand Stories 06:38 - Your comfort Zone 07:10 - Discover Your Most Important Story 07:41 - Are You Ready to Change Your Story and Change Your Life?


What's A Story?

Do you really know what a story is? Seems like a silly question, right? Actually, it's the most import question you ever ask? This episode reveals: You'll also discover:


The Exponential Story

The most important story for you to understand, right now in 2023, and moving forward, is THE EXPONENTIAL STORY. The meaning of that statement has everything to do with dinosaurs. The dinosaur was king of the Cretaceous Period of planet Earth. That was few years ago. 66 million years to be exact. It was a very hot humid world; most land was submerged under massive oceans. Can you guess how many years the dinos dominated the earth? If you guessed 100 million years, you are BINGO, correct! With that kind of staying power, you'd think Dino Dino would be around forever. Oops! An asteroid suddenly appears in the sky. This is one mother of a flying fragment. 10 km wide! Just slightly smaller than San Francisco. This extraterrestrial intruder decides to land in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Not a gentle landing. It explodes with a blast that releases 2 million times more energy than the largest nuclear bomb ever exploded. This is literally a killer landing. Megatsunamis, earthquakes, firestorms, and volcanic eruptions swallow the Earth. The sun disappears behind a huge dust cloud and peeps its rays out only 10 years later. That dramatic fanfare was King Dino's last stand. It was bye-bye Dino, and hello nimble resilient Homo Sapiens. Your ancestors and mine became the new kings of the Earth. Throw a party whydonchya, we're still in charge. Really? You probably guessed it. The party is about to end. Correction. The party has ended, but most of the guests don't know it. And unless they wake up right away, they will join the dinosaurs in extinction. The new asteroid has already struck our world. It's called Exponential Technology. Hey, don't believe me. Go directly to the source of the information I'm sharing. You can take a deep fascinating dive into the subject in a factual book that reads like a great adventure novel. The title is Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World, by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. This book is not just an eye-opener. It's an alarm call to the 21st century. It's also a playbook for the openminded to reinvent themselves and experience levels of abundance and wealth that they haven't even dreamed about yet. Bold is a call to action for you to write a new story and live into it. If you only take one thing from this podcast today, let it be this. Developing an exponential mindset is not an option if you want live with dignity, joy, wealth, and freedom. Yes, wealth is an integral part of the formula. The book will challenge you to explore different paths to physical, spiritual, and financial wealth. It will reveal how exponential thinking affects every part of your life and the lives of those you care for. One area that should get your immediate attention is the way you earn money. Most people struggle with money because they are married to linear earning models. What's a linear earning model. The most obvious and prevalent is what we call a job. Working for an hourly wage or a salary, even a lucrative one is still a linear approach to earning money. What's wrong with that? It puts a ceiling on what you can earn as you trade your limited time (we all have just 24 hours each day) for money. I will come back to the battle between linear and exponential thinking in future podcasts. In fact every episode I create will touch on this most important story of the 21st century - The Exponential Story. Understand it, embrace it, and let it change your story and change your life. Or, ignore it and be caught like a deer in the headlights when this happens. (EXPLOSION) I'm Louis Di Bianco, your host and guide, and fellow storyteller.



YOU ARE YOUR STORY Episode Details The dictionary defines story as "an account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment." Wow! The problem phrase in that definition is "told for entertainment." If all stories are told for entertainment, then they don't have much to do with our happiness, relationships, and income. They are just forms of distraction. That's a dangerous view of stories. Why? Because every action you take, the place you decide to live, the people you spend time with, your happiness and unhappiness, your wealth or struggle for money are all the result of the narratives that you create and allow to shape and define your life. If you want more empowerment and joy in your life, start thinking of stories as collections of thoughts organized in such a way as to create meaning in your life. That meaning can elevate your or diminish you. It can fill you with energy, trust, and hope, or it can fill you with anxiety, mistrust, and dread. Everything you believe about yourself, others, and the world, is based on STORIES. Religious stories shape our beliefs about the origins and the ultimate goal of our lives. Political stories define our degree of freedom or our bondage. Your personal stories determine your happiness or suffering, your social status, and your income. Here's the thing. Most people are unaware of their constant storytelling. And, they shy away from taking responsibility for their stories. So, their stories are creating their lives and their destinies. This podcast will explore the implications of that on your happiness, income, and freedom. Plus, it will show you how to step up and choose to Change Your Story & Change Your Life.


The Soaring Entrepreneur

The biggest challenge that most entrepreneurs face is how to scale their business. Scaling is the rocket fuel that propels a business into exponential success. It overcomes all obstacles to massive growth, explodes a business's income potential, and allows entrepreneurs to create enormous wealth while making a global impact on people's lives. If you want to scale your business, you must be willing to embrace your biggest fears and transform yourself from a caterpillar to a butterfly. Today's guest is Beatrix Montanile, the founder of The Flying Yogi, an enterprise that helps people of all ages renew their health, experience youthful vitality, eliminate pain, and live joyful lives. Beatrix, or Trixie, as her friends and students call her, created The Flying Yogi by reinventing herself more than once. She stepped into the courage to truly change her story and change her life. The Flying Yogi offers people a revolutionary approach to suspension yoga, a practice that helps your body heal and grow strong by literally defying gravity. In this podcast, you'll discover why Trixie deserves to be called The Soaring Entrepreneur. Here are just a few of the golden nuggets you'll find in her transformational story. Listen to the entire podcast with an open heart and mind, and you will not be able to resist Trixie's inspirational energy and her invitation to live your most exceptional life. Visit to discover how Trixie Montanile can enrich your life.


227: The Most Powerful Story

WHAT YOU SAY TO YOURSELF This episode reveals the two most powerful words that determine the quality of your life. Discover how you are creating the reality you live into every day by using two simple ordinary words. Then, learn how to remove the limits you put on your thinking and your accomplishments by changing the way you talk to yourself. BOOK IN THIS PODCAST Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life by Jim Kwik QUOTE “Our eyes only see and our ears only hear what our brain is looking for.” - Dan Sullivan


226: Professional Victims

ARE THERE PROFESSIONAL VICTIMS? I wish I could answer no, but I can't. Unfortunately, the truth is that there are many professional victims, and their club is growing exponentially in today's world. This episode explores the victim mindset that I have labelled Rearden Syndrome. The name refers to a principal character, Hank Rearden, in Ayn Rand's 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged. The book quickly became an entrepreneur's manifesto, and it still is today. Our podcast guest is Randy Gage, a mega-successful entrepreneur, multi-millionaire, international award winning speaker, and prosperity trainer and coach to people around the world who are committed to their personal and financial growth. Atlas Shrugged has been and still is a powerful inspirational book for Randy. Here are a few of the life changing insights you'll find in my conversation with Randy Gage: You can listen to this episode passively or actively. By choosing the latter, you are choosing to live into a self-directed empowering narrative for a very fulfilling life. BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Mad Genius by Randy Gage Risky is the New Safe by Randy Gage Radical Rebirth (available later this year) by Randy Gage WHERE TO FIND RANDY Randy Gage on Twitter


225: Coronavirus Story

WHAT'S MORE DEADLY THAN CORONAVIRUS? This episode presents a fascinating view of COVID 19 that can empower you and give you the strength and hope to face down this dangerous viral threat. Here are some of the empowering highlights in this podcast: BOOK IN THIS PODCAST Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler


224: Fly High

Will You Dare to Fly Too High? This episode explores the powerful social story that controls many of our lives today. It is a story that demands our obedience, our conformity, our silence, and our willingness to destroy our dreams that challenge the status quo. It is a story that made the industrial age and corporate culture dominant for many decades. It is a story that is disintegrating. But, it still hold son to us and stops us from creating, growing, and standing out. In 2020, we are living in the Connection Age , the Connection Economy. To be fully alive in this new and exciting time, we must not conform. We must, instead, find the courage to create art. I'm not talking about paintings, or sculptures, or music. You may create those. But, art, in the Connection Age, means your unique authentic voice, your STORY. These liberating ideas are from a wonderful book, The Icarus Deception, by Seth Godin. You deserve to listen to this episode. It will help you unleash your pure, strong, authentic voice. It will help you give yourself full permission to create, stop worrying about others' approval, and, ultimately, feel fully alive.


223: All Beliefs Are Stories

This episode is a continuation of our exploration about you beliefs as made up stories. It takes you on a fascinating, sometimes scary ride, into your unconscious mind and reveals it's power to create reality. Some things you will discover in this episode: BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini


222: Your Beliefs Are Stories

Humans are hardwired to feel that their beliefs are real. We filter all that we see and hear through our beliefs and think that the world we perceive is objective reality. There is so much evidence to prove that all beliefs are just made up stories. Why do we make them up? In order to feel that our lives are on solid ground. There is an upside to that. There is also a major downside. Our beliefs often clash with the beliefs of others. If we hold on to our narratives tightly we will experience discord, even violence and unhappiness. Also, if we insist that our beliefs are object reality, it becomes hard for us to empathize with and understand people with very different beliefs than others. And, our blindness makes us vulnerable to unconsciously adopting beliefs that can harm us and others. A great example of a belief that was passionately held as true was the idea that the German people were the master race,and that Jews were subhumans who should be exterminated. We must not forget that a large segment of German society embraced that belief without question. More importantly, the people who embraced Naziism were, for the most part, ordinary human beings like you and me. The moment we get beyond our fear of letting beliefs go and accepting that they are stories, we step into the power to create any narrative we want to enrich and empower our lives.


221: Change Your Story Reinvented

This is the first episode of 2020. I'm introducing a new lean format that will feature many solo episodes. Each new episode will explore another way that stories create our reality.


220: Fitness Rocks

FITNESS ROCKS Today, it’s easy for everyone to be physically fit. It’s also easy not to. Which choice will you make? It all depends on your story. This episode has the potential to change your life. It can inspire you to become the best version of yourself, physically, emotionally, and financially. Our guest is Russ Yeager, a man who transformed himself from a chubby kid who didn’t like his body to a man who won an international physical transformation contest. Now, he helps people experience optimal health and energy and achieve their ideal physique. He will help you get excited about exercise and great nutrition and discover that fitness rocks. Russ Yeager is much more than a physical fitness trainer. He’s a mindset expert who helps his clients win their inner game to achieve new levels of success, wealth, and happiness. Russ walks his talk. he runs multiple successful business. He’s a sought after keynote speaker and the author of Live Longer, Feel Better, and Look Great Naked! He has written and appeared in numerous fitness publications. Many of his clients describe him as “the most positive and motivating person” they’ve ever met, which is refreshing in a world full of too much negativity and cynicism. Working with Russ, his clients have saved hundreds — even thousands — of wasted hours and effort, giving them the confidence to know they WILL get results! Here are just a few of the golden nuggets that Russ offers you in this podcast episode: Russ Yeager’s vision is to help one million men become the best version of themselves in the next five years. Will you be one of them? BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST Traction by Gino Wickman (One of Russ’s favorites) The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker The Road Less Stupid by Keith J. Cunningham The 10X Rule: The Only difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone RUSS’S FAVORITE QUOTE “Passion...


219: Sweet Spot

SWEET SPOT A sweet spot in golf is the perfect place to hit the ball. You know you’ve hit the sweet spot when you hear that addictive “crack” sound the driver makes as it connects and sends the ball on a victorious flight toward the green. That kind of golf shot is addictive because you, your club, and your ball become one, and you feel the thrill of excellence in your body. Today’s podcast guest is a golf pro, Cindy Miller. She understands how golf is a perfect metaphor for life. She not only teaches golf; she also teaches people how to master their inner game, become more confident, and step into their leadership. You don’t have to play golf or even like it to enjoy today’s show. You will be entertained, challenged, and inspired by Cindy’s story. It will make you want to reach for your personal best in life and business. Here are a few of the valuable things you’ll learn from Cindy Miller: You’ll also gain some game changing insights into the relationship between golf and your life. Here’s a glimpse at some: Cindy offers a powerful resource to everyone in this episode. She calls it the It Box. The 3 things in the It Box will help you discover and choose you are great at. The 3 things are: CINDY’S FAVORITE BOOK The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson CINDY’S FAVORITE QUOTE “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot CONTACT CINDY


218: Darkness Into Light

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love:Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles,” said, “It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.” Today’s guest is a woman whose life supports Williamson’s words. Her name is Kerri Hummingbird, and her story is an inspiring example of a person’s journey from darkness into light. She is the author of two books, a spiritual guide, and a healer. She is also the host of the Soul Nectar podcast. Our interview pulls back the curtain on the things that hold us back in life. And, it reveals the choices we can make to change our story and step into the light. These are some of the fascinating things you’ll hear about as you follow Kerri’s compelling story: Kerri also shares these empowering insights and beliefs: In a nutshell, this interview is an authentic exploration of awakening to your higher self. It will help you tap into your power to grow and change. BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST Awakening to Me: One Woman’s Journey to Self Love by Kerri Hummingbird The Second Wave: Transcending the Human Drama by kerri Hummingbird The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz KERRI’S FAVORITE QUOTE “No problem can be solved by the same level of consciousness that created it.” – attributed to Albert Einstein YOUR FREE GIFT


217: Flip To Win

FLIP TO WIN This episode is about flipping houses. Actually, it’s about much more than that. It’s about learning how to flip to win. Flip what? Your life, of course. Today’s guest, Mike Green, is an expert on flipping houses to create financial freedom. The thing is that Mike would have never achieved success and freedom if he didn’t first flip his life from the losing side to the winning side. You’re in for a rich experience as you listen to Mike. He will teach you how to flip to win. Here’s a glimpse at some of the gems Mike Green offers in this interview: You will also get insights into honest real world strategies for making lots of money by flipping houses. And when you do it the right way, like Mike teaches, you can also enjoy a rich personal life. Here are some of the fascinating things Mike reveals about how you can flip to win in real estate: One of the most inspiring things Mike share in this episode is the importance of creating authentic human relationships if you want to flip to win big. BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler MIKE’S FAVORITE QUOTE “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford CONTACT MIKE


216: Friday Story

FRIDAY STORY What is the Friday story? It’s the universal freedom cry of people who trade their time for money each week from Monday to Friday. The expression TGIF makes people smile and celebrate time away from responsibility and, often, boredom. But, is the Friday story something to smile about? It can be. And, it can also be a trap that keeps people stuck in unfulfilling work and mediocrity. This episode explores the TGIF mindset. It aims to raise your awareness about the story you tell yourself that defines your work, your goals, and your dreams. The TGIF story has three components: This brief podcast challenges you to be brutally honest when you answer the question, “Do I love the work I do?


215: Your Worst Enemy

YOUR WORST ENEMY Have you ever heard the expression, you are your worst enemy? You’ve heard it and probably have said it. This episode explores that expression that many of us regard as innocent. We take a close look at how those words impact our lives, and, often, steal our happiness. We also look at how “You are your worst enemy” is a narrative built on other narratives. The goal of this episode is to raise your awareness about the stories that are all too familiar to us that we tell ourselves daily, stories that are actually deadly. Specifically, the episode focuses on three distinct narrative and areas of our lives: I offer you the challenge to question all the stories that keep you safe and comfortable, and ultimately prevent true growth and happiness.


214: Power of Story

STORY POWER Never underestimate story power. A work of pure fiction has the power to enrich your life or to end it. Today, we live in a world where powerful narratives of division and hate are leading to death and destruction. One of the most powerful contemporary stories is the myth of white supremacy. Do you understand and acknowledge story power in your life?


213: Fired Up

FIRED UP Today’s episode is an interview with Cody Byrns, a man with a jaw dropping inspiring story about overcoming horrific obstacles and achieving success and happiness. Cody’s story is a journey from hope, through darkness and pain, to growth and enrichment. Today, he is an internationally recognized speaker and #1 best selling author of the book, Scar Release: Breaking Free of yesterday’s Troubles. As you listen, these are some fascinating discoveries you’ll make along the way: BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST Scar Release: Breaking Free of Yesterday’s Troubles by Cody Byrns Get Off Your But by Sean Stephenson (Cody’s favorite) Radical Forgiveness by Colin Tipping CODY’S FAVORITE QUOTE “The key to success is playing the hand you were dealt like it’s the hand you wanted.” – Kaitlyn Walsh DISCOVER MORE ABOUT CODY