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Lessons from Stan Lee and Marvel

The Mission Newsletter, 11/13/18

“With great power comes great responsibility.” ―Stan Lee

Life, Business, and Storytelling Lessons…

20 Storytelling Lessons We Can Learn from Marvel

“From the launch of the Human Torch in 1939 to the more recent debut of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel has been telling stories of fantastic, amazing, and incredible heroes for over 75 years.

The Marvel Universe has undoubtedly withstood the test of time, but what is it about these stories that keep viewers flooding the box office? Sure, we all love the superb cast and immersive cinematic magic (plus everyone’s favorite Stan Lee cameos and end credits scenes), but there must be more to it than that, right?

We think so. That’s why we’ve compiled 20 quick storytelling lessons that we can learn from Marvel.”

Star Wars & Marvel — What Their Box Office Domination Says About Humanity

“It is undeniable that, as of 2018, the two franchises at the top of the film industry mountain are Marvel & Star Wars…

Their popularity has not only exploded, but completely and undeniably infiltrated the collective consciousness of humanity… These franchises have seen such huge success world-wide because on a collective, subconscious level, they are helping us prepare for what we’re about to become.”

12 Mindfulness Hacks You Can Use in 24 Hours

“What may at first seem like senseless hippie jargon is actually quite simple — mindfulness teaches an individual to observe his or her own behavior and thought process totally devoid of judgment. Individuals acknowledge their feelings and thoughts, then release them.

Mindfulness teaches individuals to be present in and embrace the moments of life, rather than be suffocated by the constant self-criticism and anxiety that so often plagues our minds.”

When Distraction is a Good Thing

“Clearly, there are benefits to distractions as evidenced by the fact that nearly everyone on earth seeks them out. But why? Although they seem to pull us away from more important things, what purpose do they serve? And, when at times we seem to give in to distractions, how do we ensure they serve us well?”

How to Build A Successful Podcast

The Mission Daily, Episode 145

On this episode, Chad sits down with Christopher Lochhead, host of the Legends and Losers podcast.

They discuss the structure of The Mission’s business model, keys to successful marketing, and what the greatest content companies have in common with each other. Chris also shares why advertising your podcast doesn’t work and the pitfalls of censoring yourself.

Listen to the Episode!

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Computers are learning to be more empathetic. Will people embrace the more-personal bots or be creeped out by them?

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