STORY TIME! Every time we heard those words, we felt an immediate rush of wonder, excitement ... possibility—long before the story ever began! Either told to sit quietly in a circle with our friends, or lie quietly in bed with our stuffed animals, the storyteller would peel back the first magical page and we would fly our imagination-kites ... but quietly. Now you're an "adult" and the world fucking blows! What happened? We quietly consumed the world’s stories, created none of ours, and the world quietly slipped in, to spoon-feed us more of theirs. From childhood, our education often teaches us to be quiet consumers. As adults, our "educated" behavior is later exploited, reinforced and manipulated by industries capitalizing on our lost creativity. Regardless of what, we all need to create. The more we consume, the less creative we get. To recover our creativity, we must reclaim the role of storyteller—of our own life. But where to start? An overwhelming process indeed. Nonessential narrators will need to be fired. After letting 3 decades of mental health drugs prescribe his identity, he became an international award-winning edu app developer, speaker, author, performing artist ... and sober! A retrospective Rene reveals his top ten ways to own your story today so you can share it tomorrow. Stories are powerful. Someone's writing yours—is it you? Become a Successful Storyteller, compassionate with others AND yourself: 1️⃣ Embrace your past and rewrite your future 2️⃣ Find your life calling much faster than Rene did 3️⃣ Discover, own and share your story the way you want it told … 4️⃣ Catapult dreams from your life lessons and stories 5️⃣ Shine at the intersection of passions empowering others AND you 6️⃣ Create perfect moments from your imperfections 7️⃣ Fearlessly create, communicate, empathize and drive decisions 8️⃣ Succeed peacefully at the center of failure, adversity and addiction 9️⃣ Discover lasting purpose in your God-given gifts!