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Change your Story, Change your Reality - In Life and Business

Who would you be without your story?

All of us have a story within. As a matter of fact, we have countless stories, and these stories have a profound effect on how we feel and how we perform. Stories about our past, our present, and our future, about our dreams, our abilities, and the people in our lives. Our stories have the power to energize, to motivate, and to create. Our stories also have the power to de-motivate, to deplete us of our energy, and to create incredibly high levels of stress. Research has clearly shown that stress is the number one cause for failed relationships, failed businesses, decreased performance levels, and failed health. However, research has also shown that our stressful stories are not immutable, that we have the power to transform them so that they begin working for us instead of against us. The question is: how? This was a question Frank asked himself for years as he struggled to overcome a chronic state of anxiety which eventually transformed itself into a depression. In a talk that is as informative as it is entertaining, Frank shares how through a ten year quest, which led him to study with some of the most influential teachers in the world in the field of personal transformation, he was able to finally find the peace for himself that he so desperately sought. Audiences are left with takeaways that can be immediately implemented, which have the effect of significantly decreasing levels of stress and increasing levels of joy and engagement.

Takeaways:

  • How to access and release stressful thought patterns
  • How to increase levels of energy
  • How to increase levels of joy and engagement
  • Howto immediately shift a negative mindset to a more positive one.

The Power of Connection

The world around us is built upon a story, a false story of separation. We believe we are separate, in a world that is filled with people that are all separate from us, in a separate universe. It’s every man for himself and we are ultimately alone. What if that story wasn’t true? What if a new story was emerging? A story that says we’re all connected. When we’re connected we’re in the zone. It’s what we seek as actors, athletes, as creators, as people. Connection leaves us feeling energized, and joyful, separation leaves us feeling alone, isolated, anxious, and depressed. What would happen if we moved into  the emerging story of connectedness? What choices would we make? What would it do for employer employee relationships? Business client relationships? How much abundance would flow into our lives? I believe the effects to be profound. I believe we would begin to realize the every tiny act of kindness, gratitude, recognition, and love would have the power to overcome the illusion of separateness and the pain of disconnection.

STIGMA: Start Imagining Greater Mental Awareness

What if mental illness was not the result of something wrong with us but rather the result of something right within us that was desperately struggling to emerge? Could that struggle be impeded by shaming individuals into isolation? The truth is we all have aspects of anxiety and depression within us. What if by shaming those who need us the most we end up shaming ourselves? In this talk I offer a much needed new perspective on mental illness, one that sheds a more positive light on a struggle that is filled with so much darkness.

Frank Schorpion

Actor | Connection Through Authenticity

For the past thirty years Frank has been a professional actor, with over eighty film and T.V. credits to his name. He has worked with some of the biggest stars in the industry today, such as Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Amy Adams, Ray Liotta, and Michelle Pfeiffer, and was honoured with a Gemini nomination for his work in the T.V. series The Last Chapter.   The acting business is about one thing and that’s connection! Whether it be on a stage or in front of a camera, it’s all about making a connection by giving a performance from a place of authenticity and connecting with the client, the audience. That is the business of show. As is the case in all businesses, it’s all about doing a job well done. How we feel profoundly influences how we perform.  When we’re relaxed and energized, we naturally accomplish so much more and are in a creative flow. When we’re stressed, overworked, overwhelmed and exhausted, we lose our motivation and operate more from a place of survival rather than from a place of creativity. In a talk that is as entertaining as it is informative, Frank shares how we can energize our lives as well as our organizations by learning how to remove the blocks to connection, increase performance levels, and engage in the world from a place of authenticity.

Background

After earning a degree in Physical Education from the University of Calgary, Frank headed to Laval University in Quebec City with the sole purpose of learning French. Upon completion of a two year course in Quebec, Frank returned to his home town of Winnipeg, where he taught school for six years. At the age of thirty-three Frank decided to take his life in a different direction, in order to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Frank has appeared in over eighty film and television productions in both French and English and was nominated for a Gemini award for his role in the series The Last Chapter. Frank continues to work in film, both internationally as well as locally.

Topics

Change your Story, Change your Reality - In Life and Business

Who would you be without your story?

All of us have a story within. As a matter of fact, we have countless stories, and these stories have a profound effect on how we feel and how we perform. Stories about our past, our present, and our future, about our dreams, our abilities, and the people in our lives. Our stories have the power to energize, to motivate, and to create. Our stories also have the power to de-motivate, to deplete us of our energy, and to create incredibly high levels of stress. Research has clearly shown that stress is the number one cause for failed relationships, failed businesses, decreased performance levels, and failed health. However, research has also shown that our stressful stories are not immutable, that we have the power to transform them so that they begin working for us instead of against us. The question is: how? This was a question Frank asked himself for years as he struggled to overcome a chronic state of anxiety which eventually transformed itself into a depression. In a talk that is as informative as it is entertaining, Frank shares how through a ten year quest, which led him to study with some of the most influential teachers in the world in the field of personal transformation, he was able to finally find the peace for himself that he so desperately sought. Audiences are left with takeaways that can be immediately implemented, which have the effect of significantly decreasing levels of stress and increasing levels of joy and engagement.

Takeaways:

  • How to access and release stressful thought patterns
  • How to increase levels of energy
  • How to increase levels of joy and engagement
  • Howto immediately shift a negative mindset to a more positive one.

The Power of Connection

The world around us is built upon a story, a false story of separation. We believe we are separate, in a world that is filled with people that are all separate from us, in a separate universe. It’s every man for himself and we are ultimately alone. What if that story wasn’t true? What if a new story was emerging? A story that says we’re all connected. When we’re connected we’re in the zone. It’s what we seek as actors, athletes, as creators, as people. Connection leaves us feeling energized, and joyful, separation leaves us feeling alone, isolated, anxious, and depressed. What would happen if we moved into  the emerging story of connectedness? What choices would we make? What would it do for employer employee relationships? Business client relationships? How much abundance would flow into our lives? I believe the effects to be profound. I believe we would begin to realize the every tiny act of kindness, gratitude, recognition, and love would have the power to overcome the illusion of separateness and the pain of disconnection.

STIGMA: Start Imagining Greater Mental Awareness

What if mental illness was not the result of something wrong with us but rather the result of something right within us that was desperately struggling to emerge? Could that struggle be impeded by shaming individuals into isolation? The truth is we all have aspects of anxiety and depression within us. What if by shaming those who need us the most we end up shaming ourselves? In this talk I offer a much needed new perspective on mental illness, one that sheds a more positive light on a struggle that is filled with so much darkness.

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Testimonial

Frank’s talk was an inspiring and motivating experience. He is an animated and engaging speaker who allows his true emotions to come through. The session was deeply personal and raw. Hearing the ways Frank copes with matters in his daily life and the tools he uses to do so was reassuring. His approach to coping with stress and anxiety without turning to medicine opened a door to a new way of dealing with every day challenges. Knowing that there are other people out there who face the same challenges as many of us do is always comforting.

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