What’s Your Value?

“Impact Venture Capitalists!”

Happy New YEAR!….

I was thinking the other day about what my real value is in my professional life? No doubt, I view myself as a storyteller. And a teacher of story. But I do not invent the methods I use.

So I’m not an inventor like Steve Jobs. (iPod, iTunes, iPhone)

I’m more like a curator.

But then that got me thinking. I do a lot more that curate the best storytelling methods. Really? I translate them. I study screenplay writing. I study Hemingway, the way he wrote prose. I study comic books, to see and understand the power of origin stories…

Storytelling is a broad abstract category and skill set.

Which makes it difficult to understand.

Like the solar system.

We know what it is, from a broad perspective. But don’t ask us details about it or to explain how it works. I don’t know. Maybe you do. Maybe some do. But most will just give a blank stare…

Which led me to write this down:

(I actually scribbled it in the margin of a book)

“My value as a teacher/communicator/storyteller, is as an interpreter of complex information to translate it into something that can be understood and executed on, oppose to being mystified by it.”

I then wrote:

“Translator = Me.”

Followed by:

“Without a translator in a foreign world – you’re LOST”

I then wrote:

“Sure, you can go buy an Alien-to-English dictionary, if you can find one. But you won’t and instead of receiving fluid translation that one can understand – you’ll be stuck looking up each word individually, which may have 3 different meaning. And you’ll appear as one of those dumb tourists who think yelling the word LOUDER leads to greater comprehension.”


So I curate.

And I translate, how those best storytelling methods can be used by Charitable founders. By business owners and Growth Hackers via media. By Connectors, during in-person conversation. By mangers in companies. By teachers in classrooms. By medical professionals at the bed side. To inspire. To acquire donors or clients. To gain compliance. To teach more effective. To connect more deeply. To strengthen relationships…

What Nike is to athletics and hi-performance.

Impact Club will be to Story.

In preparation for Impact Club’s 2018 “official” launch, me and the video team have been working on a series of videos – to bring OUR STORY to life – the impact of all Impact Club members.

(That image above is a screenshot from one frame – in that video series)

Think about it.

To fight human trafficking, to defeat childhood cancer and to battle dozens of other causes affecting our local communities. Impact Club members, in the last 12-months, have donated more than $500K…

$100 bucks at a time… (me, you, your neighbor)

Which demonstrates the power of Community! – THIS COMMUNITY.

Friends –

I can’t wait to give you more tools, to amplify your voice. 🙂

To impact your community.

To impact your business.

To impact your loved ones.


*** 2018 will be a huge year for us Impact Venture Capitalists!

Keep inspiring,


Co-Founder, Impact Club



Upcoming Impact Club dates:

Jan 11th – Impact Club Union City (CA – 3rd Event)

Jan 11th – Impact Club Temecula (CA – 5th Event)

Jan 16th – Impact Club Yuma (AZ – 5th Event)

Jan 18th – Impact Club Eugene (OR – 3rd Event)

Jan 23rd – Impact Club Highlands (TN – 3rd Event)

Jan 31st – Impact Club Northern VA – (5th Event)

Feb 19th – Impact Club S. Canterbury (NZ – 2nd Event)

Feb 20th – Impact Club Frederick (MD – 5th Event)

Feb TBA – Impact Club Tri Town (IN – 2nd Event)

Feb TBA – Impact Club Conejo Valley (CA – 4th Event)

March 7th – Impact Club Boise (ID – 4th Event)

March 15th – Impact Club Loveland (OH – 1st Event)

March TBD – Impact Club Wilmington (NC – 3rd Event)

March TBD – Impact Club Coeur d’Alene (ID – 3rd Event)

March TBD – Impact Club Fox Cities (WI – 4th Event)

More announced soon…

In January alone, nearly hundred thousand will be donated to local charities!

-Ryan Fletcher

Co-Founder, Impact Club – forever Grateful.

PS: Encourage everyone you know to learn the Language of Story. If they do, life, business, fundraising, relationships, the attraction of opportunity, clients, money, love, etc. will be much easier for them.

About IC

Impact Club® is Crossfit® for those who want to make a difference. We are Impact Venture Capitalists. There are local and national leaderboards. We compete. We use our intelligence, connections, propensity to solve problems, committed hearts, and unrelenting conviction to turn small donations into huge impact.