“In many wars, there is no winner. There’s simply those left standing when the shooting is done. In a war of ideas, the battlefield of ideas is seldom littered with broken bodies, but often littered with bruised egos, damaged pride and broken wills. Sadly, attrition is seldom accomplished by common sense, truth, facts or reality but rather is driven back by emotional bullies and illogical rhetoric. So how do you win a battle for ideas?” J Loren Norris
“Its easy to gather a gaggle of people who are entertained by your self destruction. People will whip out a cell phone in seconds if you set yourself on fire in the street. You will create an instant fan base and tons of notoriety. But ask them to set themselves on fire with you and watch them run away. Those are fans not followers. You have become a spectacle not a leader.” J Loren Norris
“Parenting is challenging enough because kids are kid and we are not. Add to the age gap, the communication gap, the generational differences, the cultural shifts, the educational transitions, the societal upheaval and the genuine and blatant “attack on family” from many corners and you will quickly realize parents are fighting an uphill battle to remain a relevant influence in the life of their children.” J Loren Norris
PEOPLE ARE PRETTY SIMPLE - IN GENERAL - THEY REPEAT BEHAVIOR WHICH IS ACCEPTED AND REWARDED THEY CEASE BEHAVIOR WHICH IS NOT
“One of the challenges we face across the globe in 2020 is the reality that we are seeing the second or thirds generation of people who did not experience immediate and swift negative consequences for bad choices leading to bad behavior. The result is an expectation of “getting away with it.” The increasing level of defiance, disregard for the well being of others, and disrespect for the rule of law is seen at every level, in every culture, country and community around the world. The continuation of this mindset, attitude and behavior will result in utter anarchy.” J Loren Norris
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”Shout downs, verbal abuse, arguments and ‘the heckler’s veto’ are all means of stopping, quashing and avoiding conversations which have the power to bring about true change. Calm, responsible observation and compassionate awareness increase the leader’s ability to inject new life and longevity into a much needed conversation. Stay patient my friends.” J Loren Norris
“Because StoryPower is a read/ write tool, your story selection and story crafting must become audience-centric. If every story you tell to make a point only focuses on your past tragedies, you will not empower your audience to enjoy the same victories you did. You must select and craft stories which invite them to invest in a better future.” J Loren Norris
“If those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, then those who lead without understanding the times they lead in are doomed to the scrap heap of leadership legacies.. You can neither live nor lead in vacuum sealed echo chamber,” J Loren Norris
“Few emotions are worse than the feeling of overwhelming frustration, loss, embarrassment and anger which follows the revelation that you have been lied to, cheated, manipulated and used. Haters are generally pretty straight forward about hate. A player will lie to your face and laugh about it later.” J Loren Norris
““If you haven’t “been there, done that” the best you can hope for is accurate information from those who have. If you rely on third, fourth or fifth hand information to make your decisions, you will undoubtedly be misled, perhaps even intentionally misled. Books are hard to alter with the winds of social and cultural change. Reading books written as close to actual events as possible will provide insights you cannot get otherwise.” J Loren Norris
“The hearts and minds of youth are directed by the stories they hear, the stories they tell and the stories they live. Riot vs protest? Good cop vs bad cop? Guilty of a crime vs guilty of a skin color? It’s all about the story. We have to transform the stories if we want to transform lives!” J Loren Norris
“The read - write value of storypower is the ability to acknowledge the past and simultaneously not accept it as the only course for the future. Sometimes that future is hopeful to some and fantasy to others. Tell your vision story anyway!” J Loren Norris
”Nothing has the power to close the deal like a well selected, well crafted, well placed, well told story filled with authenticity, vulnerability and transparency. StoryPower is good for job evaluations, interviews, sales calls, parenting and first dates.” J Loren Norris
“Your authentic vulnerability is someone else’s emotional cannon fodder. Remember that your story can transform lives, impact and influence future events, redirect the course of history and some people simply will not tolerate it!!” J Loren Norris
”When one aspect or incident of your overall story resonates more deeply with the listeners than your story as a whole, it should be a sign that your Intentions are focused on the wrong message or the wrong audience. Don’t get discouraged when the speech you prepared to give gets overshadowed by a detail you included. Double down on that detail, fine tune it and make it a new vignette.” J Loren Norris
“When you have been trained not only to tell your story but to hear someone else’s story and help them to instantly reframe it, you have been empowered to transform lives. That’s the point of StoryPower Masterclass” J Loren Norris
“A movement consists of emotionally charged, inspired, fearlessly active believers. The buyers journey melds message and mechanics to accomplish this.” J Loren Norris
“I am convinced, loving kindness is the one thing which will ultimately stamp out family violence, child abuse, sex trafficking, drug abuse, police brutality, gang wars, and the criminality each of these societal ills produce and reproduce. StoryPower is all about the narrative we need to create, teach and repeat until LOVE is the LANGUAGE of MANHOOD!” J Loren Norris
“I believe this question is likely as old as human consciousness. It drives us to ponder the very purpose, passion and plan for our lives. If we do not consider these things, we are little different than the plants of the field, the animals of the forest, birds of the air and fish of the sea. Our very ability to ponder our purpose sets us apart as a species.” J Loren Norris
“I believe it is a forgone conclusion, leaders are readers. If you wish to lead others, lead yourself first and that begins with learning, developing and holding yourself accountable to knew ideas and new ways of doing things.” J Loren Norris
“Fatherlessness is statistically the worst global societally devastating condition contributing to poverty, war, crime and violence. That is a leadership issue.” J Loren Norris
WHAT DOES STORYPOWER HAVE IN COMMON WITH MAJOR MEDIA, PUBLIC EDUCATION, POLITICS AND LEADERSHIP IN CORPORATE CULTURE??
“From text books to digital bots, from campaign ads to company policy, our behavior is shaped by our thinking, our thinking is shaped by the narrative and the narrative is shaped by attitudes. Attitudes are what we think about how we feel and how we feel about what we think. If you do not MASTER #storypower in your own life, you will become a slave to someone else’s mastery of it.” J Loren Norris
“Ultimately, the decision is yours. Its your right to decide and its your responsibility to decide. It is not a decision to be made lightly. Your career, your income, your future home geography, the type of family you raise will all be directly impacted by the decisions you make in high school and shortly after. If you are having a hard time choosing ASK A MENTOR!!” J Loren Norris
“While there are dozens of methodologies for training and teaching along with hundreds of curriculum for getting information across, leadership is always taught one of two ways: intentionally or unintentionally.” J Loren Norris
”It’s nothing new under the sun. We have heard it all our lives. “If you can’t say something nice, then say nothing at all.” For the most part, decent people try to hold their tongues when the urge to say something hurtful, cruel, demeaning and destructive wells up inside them... EXCEPT WHEN THEY ARE TALKING TO THEMSELVES! That’s why StoryPower is an inside job.” J Loren Norris
“No one becomes racist or antiracist,” he adds. “It’s not who you are; it’s what you’re doing at the moment. That’s why so many refuse to accept being called racist—because they think it’s a fixed conception. But it’s not fixed: humans are deeply complex and contradictory. We have the capacity to change—and to be antiracist.” Ibram X Kendi
Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download
Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download with worksheets
Day after day I meet people who are struggling just to make ends meet. They are adrift in this vast sea of humanity holding on to their job, their family, their home, and their car with all they've got. They see their life experiences and education as the last hope to find their purpose and identity. They gather, fill and stuff all the money they can into every opportune investment. Yet they are empty, frustrated, angry and just plain fed up.
We have all experienced that moment; when we find yourself stuck in traffic, yelling at random strangers to do what they wish they could... but can't... GO!
The idea that life can be better than it is today is like the flame of a candle fighting for all its worth to stand against the tempest.
We all want a better life.
Even when life is good, we want more.
That idea, that flame, is the hope that lives in the hearts and minds of all of us. Should that flame be extinguished, hope itself may well go with it. It is the rut of hopelessness that traps many would be shining stars and buries that glow from the sight of the world. It is the rut of hopelessness that extinguishes that flame.
Lives that would have been a beacon to the wandering are lost at sea themselves. Inspirations of success that would have been the voices crying out to all who suffer are hidden away in their own stale lives, they cannot share who they are or what the world needs from them.
It is my passion to help you find your purpose. I want to see you become successful, but more than that to be free!
Without vision people perish.
Without vision, we seem to be lost, mind numb robots following the herd into the abyss that is everyday life. We do not live intentionally without a vision for our future. We do not live passionately without a vision for our future. We do not live productively without a vision for our future. We certainly cannot lead without a vision for our future and a vision for the future of those we lead.
This audio course will inspire and instruct you to create a vision which will become a significant driving force in your life.