AMAZING STORIES TOLD WELL CAN BRING ABOUT POSITIVE CHANGE IN THE WORLD
BY TONY KWAME ANSAH, JR
This is the third episode of the Ansah Podcast, a place where we have conversations with speakers, writers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, innovators, inventors, investors, philanthropist and so forth about progressive solutions, progressive developments, and progressive innovations happening in the world, especially those involving Africa.
On May 24th, 2019, the Ansah Podcast had the great pleasure of interviewing Ron Crosson. For those of you who don’t know him, he was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Ron is an entrepreneur, strategy + communications consultant, and filmmaker. A man who is not afraid to get his hands dirty, not afraid to get his feet wet, and not afraid to go the extra mile in order to produce captivating and compelling stories about humanity and about society.
With a foundation in theatre growing up, he is rooted in the strong belief that amazing stories told well can bring about positive change in the world.
Throughout his career, Ron has been helping individuals and businesses discover their strategic advantages and offerings and helping them to communicate these powerful stories within them in ways that drive success. He has worked with clients ranging from the United States’ first Dominican American State Senator to Hollywood’s first Latina stuntwoman, from the founder of Rhode Island’s largest Latino Business Expo to two scientists holding 13 worldwide technology patents, from a songwriter who collaborated on a Latin Grammy Winning album to the leader of a school system that has been recognized nationally for it’s amazing turnaround, and many more.
Ron holds a degree in Finance from Penn State University and began his career in retail banking. He would go on to run two insurance and financial services agencies, overseeing a total portfolio of more than $4.5 million. Upon the retirement of his father and business partner, Ron decided to sell his operation and now focuses his passion of creating change through strategic thinking and storytelling with his own projects and clients. He is currently working on a podcast project that will share the empowering stories of people he has encountered, as well as film projects that will share inspiring stories.
Here are Ron’s past podcast episodes:
Overall, Ron enjoys helping companies and individuals discover the essence of what makes them great and to helping them successfully communicate that, so they can deliver more and create positive change for themselves and those around them.
Without any further or due, the following content is the interview between the Ansah Podcast and Ron Crosson.
Listen now and enjoy!
Below are excerpts of gems exchanged during the question and answer segment of this episode, which revolved around Ron’s personal development and growth. Read now and be inspired!
What would you do every day without expecting anything significant in return like money?
For me, it’s about storytelling, telling stories, stories from within, and stories about others. I find it interesting that people are willing share their personal information to me. In the process, I end up hearing jewels and gems full of wisdom. These are the type of stories that should be shared with the world and I do my part to produce such content.
What are you strongly passionate about and why?
It goes back to the life stories. When you share such stories, they make a great difference to the world. It’s about celebrating our achievements; it’s about the collective and about all of us achieving things. A friend of mine once said, “it’s hard to read the label from inside the bottle.” These words have always stuck with me throughout the years. For instance, coaches need coaches. When other individuals help others to see that label from a different perspective, it’s a very eye-opening expereince.
What is 1 strength you have and what is 1 weakness you have?
I have a weakness for saying no. Also, I have a weakness for taking on too much. It bothers me when I drop the ball. Nonetheless, I love helping others.
I want to describe this as a strength, but I’m kind of reluctant to. There seems to be moments in conversations I have with individuals where I find myself saying things like the following: wait one moment, one second. Can you back-up? It’s a beautiful moment because the person doesn’t recognize this glaring and flashing light event. Thus, I can naturally spot it and bring it to their attention.
Do you believe in accountability and why?
Yes, you must have accountability in place. Accountability is extremely important. When your passionate about doing something, you need to hold yourself accountable as much as possible.
How do you assess or evaluate your progress?
Yes, there are times when I sit down to look at where I am and where I want to be. I do make it a point to set goals and create achievable goals along the way for myself. It’s important to assess yourself to see how much you can achieve as well as look at what has or hasn’t been achieved yet.
Connect with Ron Crosson here:
Special Mentions by Ron Crosson during the Ansah Podcast here:
Podcast interview with JR Neville Songwe – Journey to Raising $1 Million
Podcast interview with Sandra Giraldo – Empowered by Foods
Film and Voice Projects
Production company website: http://partedsky.squarespace.com/
Tony Robbins – Personal Power
Richard Branson, Virgin Group
Tours with Bruce Springsteen
Link to “Throw It All Away” by Everett Bradley
(the theme of Shadow from Sonic the Hedgehog)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tony K Ansah, Jr., M.P.A. is a self-published author and a social entrepreneur based in Rhode Island, U.S.A. He has written and published several books and content via poems, quotes, fiction, non-fiction, blogs and articles. Tony is also the founder and owner of Ansah Africa, a consulting and marketing startup that connects donors in the U.S.A. with nonprofits in Africa to solve global problems, which was established in 2017.
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