Here is an ongoing list of my Storytelling interviews with the person’s profession and the takeaway from each interview.
Interview One: Kori Kallenborn (Pharmacist, Writer)
-Lesson: “When we share our struggles, we find that many of us suffer the same setbacks, and realizing that you are not the only one can help tremendously.”
Interview Two: Dan Dougherty (Teacher, Comics Creator)
-Lesson: “Learn to constructively take feedback!”
Interview Three: Matt Pearl (Tattoo Artist)
-Lesson: “Do your research before jumping into a big decision. I’d say that goes for getting a tattoo, picking a college, selecting a publisher or print shop for your book/comic, etc. Look before you leap!”
Interview Four: David Park (Chef)
-Lesson: “Do your homework. If you want to be tops in a field, or be taken seriously, do the work…learn the basics. I love that. I also love finding inspiration from your childhood. Passion fuels success.”
Interview Five: Mike Dozier (Film Maker)
-Lesson: “Understand that no one views the world as you do, so use that to your advantage.”
Interview Six: Nidhi Chanani (Artist, Writer)
-Lesson: ““Be nice to each other.’ When we get into our passions, our worlds really do shrink, and knowing and remembering that can have a great impact on the relationships we build or burn.”
Interview Seven: Ryan Budds (Comedian, Writer)
-Lesson: “Find a buddy that shares your passion, work together, and be honest with each other. I’ve worked a few jokes with Ryan, and I value the honest, constructive feedback!
Interview Eight: Brandon Udischas (Escape Room Owner)
-Lesson: “Make it your own. Be original, or sink. Sound advice for any new endeavor that you are looking to turn into a successful business.”
Interview Nine: Matt Byrne (NBC Sports Videographer)
-Lesson: “Success is in the details. Put in the work that others might not.”
Interview Ten: Molly Knox Ostertag (Writer/Artist)
-Lesson: “We should be well-rounded consumers. I love the idea of experiencing bunches of art and deciding what you’d change if it were you.”
Interview Eleven: Scott King (Writer/Sports Commentator)
-Lesson: “Give yourself time and listen for a while.” In all things.