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with Jay Fantom

Stories are incredibly powerful. They can change lives by inspiring, motivating, influencing, challenging, and even educating. The Story Box is a platform for people from all walks of life and experiences to share their
8/9/2022

Colin O'Brady Unboxing | Invest One Day, Conquer Your Mind & Live Your Best Life

Season 1, Ep. 380
Colin O’Brady is a ten-time world record breaking explorer,New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Impossible First, speaker, entrepreneur, and expert on mindset. His mission: sharing his hard-earned wisdom to empower others to conquer their minds and unlock their best lives. Colin’s highly publicized expeditions have been followed by millions and his work has been featured in The New York TimesandForbesand onThe Tonight Show,the BBC,The Joe Rogan Experience, and NBC’sToday. His feats include the world’s first solo, unsupported, and fully human-powered crossing of Antarctica, speed records for the Explorers Grand Slam and the Seven Summits, and the first human-powered ocean row across Drake Passage.He regularly speaks on mindset and high performance at Fortune 100 companies such as Nike, Google, and Amazon and at top universities including Harvard, Yale, and UPenn. His TEDx talk has nearly 3 million views. He’s also the cofounder of 29029 Everesting.Native to the Pacific Northwest, he now lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with his wife, Jenna Besaw, and their dog, Jack. Engage with Colin and his work@ColinOBrady or at ColinOBrady.com.Visit 12HourWalk.com and IG @12HourWalk, and download the 12HourWalk app to join the movement!The 12-Hour Walk Book Here: Amazon US Pre-order my new book 'The Path of an Eagle: How To Overcome & Lead After Being Knocked Down'.► AMAZON US► AMAZON AUS
8/4/2022

Yassmin Abdel-Magied Unboxing | Talking About A Revolution & Loving Your Faith

Season 1, Ep. 378
Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Sudanese-Australian writer, engineer and award-winning social advocate. Whether through literary essays, educational tiktoks, or live television broadcasts, Yassmin is an assured and intelligent voice, analysing society’s systemic challenges, reframing established narratives and making complex ideas accessible to all. Yassmin has published four books, written two plays and is currently developing a number of projects for screen. In non-fiction, Yassmin writes on politics, technology and culture, exploring how we can collectively build a more just world. In her fiction and scripted work, Yassmin enjoys examining rich, complex themes and centering Black Muslim women (with a healthy dose of humour!).An award-winning speaker and globally sought-after advisor on issues at the intersections of race, gender and faith, Yassmin has delivered keynotes and workshops in 25 countries in Arabic, English and a smattering of French. She founded her first organisation, Youth Without Borders, at the age of 16, leading it for nine years before co-founding two other organisations focused on serving women of colour. Yassmin is currently a Trustee of the London Library and Stakeholder Committee Chair with the Black Writers Guild. Her TED talk has been viewed over 2.5 million times and recognised as one of TED’s top 10 ideas. In all her work, Yassmin is an advocate for transformative justice and a fairer, safer world for all.Get her new book Talking About A Revolution Amazon AUS Amazon US Pre-order my new book 'The Path of an Eagle: How To Overcome & Lead After Being Knocked Down'.► AMAZON US► AMAZON AUS
7/28/2022

Matthew Reilly Unboxing | Interceptor And How To Lean Into Rejection

Season 1, Ep. 375
Born in Sydney in 1974, Matthew Reilly was not always a big fan of reading. It was only after he readTo Kill A MockingbirdandLord of the Fliesin Year 10 that he realised reading could transport you to another world. Following this revelation, Matthew soon began creating stories of his own and set about writing his first novel,Contest, at the age of 19 while still at university studying law.Following rejections from all the major publishers, Matthew self-publishedContestin 1996, printing 1000 copies. He produced a big-budget-looking novel which he sold into bookshops throughout Sydney, one shop at a time.In January 1997, a Commissioning Editor for Pan Macmillan Australia walked into Angus & Robertson's Pitt Street Mall store and bought a copy ofContest. The editor tracked Matthew down through his contact details in the front of the book. Interestingly, those original self-published editions ofContesthave now become much sought after collectors' items. One recently sold on eBay for $1200!Matthew Reilly is now the internationally bestselling author of the Scarecrow novels:Ice Station,Area 7,Scarecrow,Scarecrow and the Army of Thievesand the novellaHell Island; the Jack West novels:The Seven Ancient Wonders,The Six Sacred Stones,The Five Greatest Warriors, The Four Legendary Kingdoms,The Three Secret Cities,andThe Two Lost Mountains; and the standalone novelsContest,Temple,Hover Car Racer,The Tournament,Troll Mountain,The Great Zoo of ChinaandThe Secret Runners of New York.His books are published in over 20 languages with worldwide sales of over 8 million copies.Pre-order my new book 'The Path of an Eagle: How To Overcome & Lead After Being Knocked Down'.► AMAZON US► AMAZON AUS