Sell Without Selling Podcast

Episode #210

Pivoting Your Way To Success With Lux Narayan

On this episode, Stacey is joined by Author, TED Talk Speaker, and Technology Entrepreneur Lux Narayan, for a conversation on product building, finding your passion, and embracing flexibility.

Key Takeaways:

  • New ideas equal new opportunities.
  • Continue to adjust even after successes.
  • Human connection is not replaceable.

Today’s Guest: Lux Narayan

Lux Narayan believes that “So, what do you do?” is a tough question to answer and should certainly not be answered with the current title on your LinkedIn profile. In 2021, he published “Name, Place, Animal, Thing”, an Amazon bestseller- to help people answer this dreaded question. He enjoys mining the intersections of various spheres of life and work, speaking of which… He is the CEO and a co-founder at StreamAlive, a category-defining, fun and engaging web application that helps livestreams and live events on Zoom, YouTube Live, and everything in between literally come alive. With the ability to track, increase, and convert engagement simply through the live chat, StreamAlive’s goal is to help presenters and creators take their audiences from bored-away to blown-away. Prior to founding StreamAlive, and prior to a creative and personal break, Lux was a co-founder and the CEO at Unmetric right up to their acquisition by Cision, the world’s largest “earned media platform” that’s now a part of Platinum Equity, a $20bn+ private equity group. He is a perpetual learner of “stuff’ — from origami and molecular gastronomy to stand-up and improv comedy. He enjoys reading obituaries and has given a talk on the TED main stage – on lessons from 2000 obituaries. This talk has been viewed over 2 million times and translated into every majorly spoken language.

“I learned many things during my business transition, none more important than shutting up and listening at key times.” -Lux Narayan




(First ~2 mins)

Hey, this is Lux Narayan, CEO and co-founder of StreamAlive, and if you want to learn the six and seven figure science to success, significantly increase your revenue, and learn how to successfully build professional relationships, you should be listening to the Sell Without Selling Podcast with my good friend, Stacey O’Byrne.

Hey. Welcome back to another episode of Sell Without Selling. I am your host, Stacey O’Byrne and I believe that learning the art and the science of how to sell without selling is the only way to achieve high six and seven figure success.

Today I am speaking with a new found friend of mine, Lux Narayan. [Intro for Guest]

I am really excited to get into today’s episode. Really quick, if you are a business owner, entrepreneur, or sales professional, and you haven’t hit the level of success that you wanted or needed, or if you’re stuck and needing a pivot in your business, in your success – or maybe you just want more, and you understand the importance of having a coach to help identify the blind spots, increase accountability, and help with success strategies to take you, your business, your income, and your success to the next level – if this sounds like something for you, then head over to There’s a quick application there that will lead to a personal phone call with me to see if we’re a great fit for each other. Okay let’s do this.

Stacey: Lux, welcome to the show.

Lux: Hey, thank you, Stacey. And thanks for the lovely introduction. Thank you.

Stacey: No, I’ve got to tell you, you are very diversified. And I am really excited for our listeners to get to know you. So, let’s talk about your entrepreneurial journey. You know? For some people, it’s a roller coaster. For some people it’s an e-ride. And then for others it’s jump off the cliff and hope I can build my plane fast enough to learn how to fly. So, what’s your journey been like?

Lux: Wow. I think that roller coaster adequately captures the entrepreneurial journey for me, for sure. I am willing to bet for almost every other entrepreneur, right? Each time you feel the lows of the lows, and the highs and the highs, you kind of know that one’s going to precede and come off of the other, so that would be very, very typical. It’s also that my journey with StreamAlive right now and with the Unmetric prior, interestingly stimmed out of a couple of very low lows.

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