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Bo Eason on How to Win by Telling Stories – Episode 5

Speaker, performer, and author Bo Eason started his career in the NFL, as a top pick for the Houston Oilers.

He continued on with the San Francisco 49ers and, during his 5 year career, competed beside and against some of the greatest players of his generation

In 2001, Bo wrote and performed his one-man play, Runt of the Litter, which opened in New York to rave reviews. And Bo toured with the play in over 50 cities and it is now being adapted as a major motion picture.

In his quest for excellence on the stage, Bo has trained with some of the worlds most brilliant performance and movement coaches, Larry Moss and Jean-Louis Rodriguez.

Bo now draws from their techniques and wisdom to coach others to be excellent presenters and storytellers.

Favorite Quote

  • “The minute you start telling a story, is the minute you stop selling a commodity.” – Unknown

Big Breakthrough

  • Bo’s big breakthrough moment was when he found a mentor. And you won’t believe who it was.


  • What’s Bo currently working on that he’s passionate about? It’s his project called The Best. Listen to find out more!

Book of the Day


Connect with Bo

Bo is active on Twitter. You can find him at @runt21.

John’s 3 Key Takeaways

  1. The power of perfecting your personal story and sharing it is key.
  2. Get a mentor. Often times, it’s as simple as asking.
  3. To be the best requires practice and training.

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