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Paul Blavin, Founder of Blavin Scholars

#109: How Open Are You To The Impact Your Brand Story Can Make In the World?

#109: How Open Are You To The Impact Your Brand Story Can Make In The World?

We often forget that success is not measured in money.

We work for years to become wealthy, but lose sight of what is truly important. Capital is not the goal, it’s a means for creating a better life, for you and the people around you. A change in your story, however small, can make a difference for countless others. Today’s guest is an expert in how a new life story can change the world.

Today’s guest is an expert in how a new life story can change the world. He evolved from financier to award-winning film producer. And he’s about to premiere his latest documentary, Mully. 

Joining us is a man who chose values over value. My friend, Paul Blavin, has dedicated his life towards social activism. He left his investment career, and founded Blavin Scholars for disadvantaged foster children, and For Good production company, creating films with powerful calls to action. Paul knows from experience that the most effective messages come from passionate, dedicated people who need to share their personal story. And he knows we all have that story in us. Tune in and find out how you can harness your values and passion to create a powerful message for your audience.

Paul knows from experience that the most effective messages come from passionate, dedicated people who need to share their personal story. And he knows we all have that story in us. Tune in and find out how you can harness your values and passion to create a powerful message and amplify your impact.

Plus, you’ll hear how Paul set a goal to produce an Oscar-worthy song for the Hunting Ground documentary and landed Lady Gaga out of the pure audacity of simply trying.


In This Show, You’ll Learn:

  • Being open to changing your story
  • Working towards values, not revenues
  • How honesty and authenticity create the most powerful stories

 

Key Quotes

“We’re all artists who have incredible stories to tell. And the most important thing is reaching people’s hearts through authenticity.” – Paul Blavin

“Focus on similarities rather than differences. That’s important now more than ever.” – Paul Blavin

“We’re not a film production company, we’re an impact production company.” – Paul Blavin

“I’m not going to be satisfied with applause and accolades. The focus is to make an impact on the world, not just in Hollywood.” – Paul Blavin

“Always invest in high-quality people.” – Park Howell

“You’re a living example of what happens when you’re open to a new and better story in our lives.” – Park Howell

Mentioned in this episode


Business Story Strategist, Keynote Speaker and Brand Raconteur

Park Howell is a trusted brand story strategist and sought-after keynote speaker on story marketing. He has helped international brands, including Coca-Cola, Beyer Pharmaceutical, Cummins Diesel, American Express, and United States Air Force.

The widely popular Business of Story podcast helps leaders of purpose-driven organizations clarify their stories to grow revenue and amplify their impact. Each episode brings you the brightest content creators, advertising creatives, authors, screenwriters, makers, marketers, and brand raconteurs that show you how to craft and tell compelling brand stories that sell.

Learn more about working with Park Howell and getting your brand story straight on our website.

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