Mastering Your Reality: Dan Roam

In every moment, you choose who you want to be and how you want to live your life. It’s your ultimate power, and your inescapable responsibility. You’re the master of your reality.

It doesn’t always feel that way, though. Too often, we believe the awful fictions of our fears, believe our misguided assumptions and our faulty logic; we surrender to our self-limitations; we misperceive our strengths, our weaknesses, our luck and our success; we perpetuate our insecurities and vanities; and we fail to listen to each other, and to our own hearts.

How do we take control, creating the lives we want for ourselves with awareness and accountability? That’s the question we’ll explore in this interview series, Mastering Your Reality. We’ll explore the question with remarkable people who clearly have much to teach us on the subject.

Today is one such person. Dan Roam is the master of visual thinking. He authored the international bestseller The Back of the Napkin, the most popular visual-thinking business book of all time. Fast Company, BusinessWeek, and The Times of London all named The Back of the Napkin the #1 creativity and innovation book of the year. Dan Roam is also the founder of The Napkin Academy, an online training session teaches you how to solve everyday problems using the power of visual imagery.

I invite you to join my conversation with Dan, in this episode of the Mastering Your Reality Interview Series.


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Learn more about my new book, Eyes Wide Open: Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can’t See Clearly (Penguin Random House, March 14, 2017).

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