The Power of Your Story

In What is Your Story  I wish to examine the way we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves — and, most important, the way we can change those stories to transform our business and personal lives. Your story is your life. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories — of success or failure; of…

Your Story is your Life

What do I mean with ‘story’?  I don’t intend to offer tips on how to fine-tine the mechanics of telling stories to enhance the desired effect on listeners. I wish to examine the most compelling story about storytelling – namely, how we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves. Indeed, the idea of ‘one’s own story’…

Which Goal Can You Not Reach with the Story You Have?

For most of us, that means some serious editing. To rewrite your story, you must first identify it. To do that you must answer the question: In which important areas of my life is it clear that I cannot achieve my goals with the story I have got?   Only after confronting and satisfactorily answering…

Your Life IS Your Story

Story is everywhere in life. Perhaps your story is that you are responsible for the happiness and livelihoods of dozens of people around you and you are the unappreciated hero. If you are focused on one subplot – your business – then maybe your story is that you sincerely want to execute the major initiatives…

The End of your Story

Like it or not, there will be a story around your death. What will it be? Will you die a senseless death? Perhaps you drank too much and failed to buckle your seat belt and were thrown from your car, or you died from colon cancer because you refused to undergo an embarrassing colonoscopy years…

What is your Story?

With relatively few variations, heroes and heroines tell stories about basically five major subjects. Business Family Health Friendships Happiness By asking yourself basic questions about how you feel about what you do and how you conduct yourself – and by trying honestly to answer them, of course – you begin to identify the dynamics of…

Your Story about your Business

Your Story around your Business You have a story to tell about your passion for your work and what it means for you. And because more than half our waking life is consumed by working at your business, how we frame this story is critical to our chance for passion and happiness. How do you…