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Your Passion Follows You

Since I talk a lot about dreams and becoming the best, you ask me a lot about how to find what you’re passionate about. Fair question. But you know what? I never go down that road. I just don’t. I don’t know who made up, “You’ve got to do what you love,” or “You’ve got […]

Once, We Were Oilers

I loved playing in the NFL. Those of you who are familiar with my story know that it was my dream, at age 9, to be a professional football player—to be the best safety in the world. If you don’t know, I was tiny when I was younger. You would not have looked at me, […]

The Will to Win

Where does our drive, our motivation, come from? Have you ever thought about that? I have—a lot. Why do some people stop at nothing to make their dreams come true, while others are good with being average or accepting whatever life hands them. My wife and I explored that topic at my last event. Here’s […]

Behind-the-Scenes Secrets Revealed

So I never really know what goes on backstage. People pretty much just tell me this is the job, this is where I need to be, this is the audience and boom, it happens. When it comes to how those opportunities show up, I pretty much stay out of that part of it and focus […]

Your Audience Is Your Lifeline

Dawn: You performed “Runt of the Litter”, the one-man show you wrote, 1,300 times. I’ve seen these stories over and over again, at every speech. Some of you have seen his Axel story or UC Davis story repeatedly. So how do you keep it fresh? Bo: Most people just repeat whatever they did the last […]

My Creative Process

Dawn: You’ve been teaching everyone about how you warm up, your creative process, and some of the writing exercises that you do. Can you share more about your personal creative process, like when you’re preparing for a speech? Bo: Yeah, my creative process is on the walls of my office. The walls are covered with […]

Take Your Personal Story to the Top

Many of you who follow my blog know about my past life as an NFL player. I refer back to it because making that dream a reality set the foundation for how I would play in everything I pursued in life. To play at that level meant I had to become obsessed with being the […]

Story Secrets Revealed

Bo: What is your process for bringing out someone’s most powerful personal story? Mary: I usually ask a couple of questions to find out what your business is currently and what you want to do. And then I let you talk. You tell me your story and I don’t interrupt, sometimes for 20 or 30 […]

The 3 Things Your Story Must Have

There are three things that separate telling an actual story versus just giving an anecdote where you’re relaying something that doesn’t really have import or weight to it. If those three elements are present, it can usually be developed into a really well-structured story. Bo: What are the best components of a great story? Mary: […]

Pairing Your Story and Business

People often think your story has to fit perfectly with your business. My business has nothing to do with football and I often share stories from my past, which is sports and football. I recently chatted with my story structure coach Mary Kincaid about this very topic because we both get asked about it all […]