Strengthening Your Story, Part A

What’s the toughest thing you have ever given thanks for? Was it for someone who offended you, betrayed you, perhaps a boss who fired you?

Right now, may be one of those difficult times for you to say, “thanks.”

Regardless of where you are in your journey, “giving thanks” is more powerful than any of us realize.

To help us rise above the chaos and confusion and strengthen our story, I have developed a “ 21 Day Gratitude Challenge” beginning Tuesday, March 31st.

It’s a simple challenge but can make a huge difference if you follow through with it.

If you aren’t already a member of Amazing Storyteller’s facebook group, ask to join. (It’s the one with the butterfly). The daily interaction will be happening there.

  1. Record 10 things each day that you are grateful for in a notebook or on the computer. Then post in Amazing Storyteller’s the highlight of your day. There isn’t anything too small to be grateful for.
  2. Consider one thing you want to get out of this challenge and post it on Facebook. It may be a daily positive attitude, it may be something you want to accomplish, it may be a focused time of personal growth. It can be whatever you want it to be. You can make this challenge as small or as big as you want, but be sure it is a challenge for you. I’ve decided to do this challenge with you. I’ve decided to focus on three things: clarity, courage and connection. Because I want to be sure I can measure my growth, I will break this down to several things I will do to bring clarity, several things I will do to step out in more courage and also several things to increase my connections. We will talk more about this in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, choose a challenge for yourself and remember to post it in the Amazing Storytellers facebook group.
  3. Like and comment as you support others who are participating in the challenge. Also, don’t forget to tag others inviting them to participate in the challenge.

See you in the facebook group.

How Does The Coronavirus Affect Your Story, Part B

Deanne, my husband’s mother was airlifted to the hospital in Phoenix earlier this week where she is still under-going tests. This week was Rick’s parents 67th Anniversary. For 67 years his Dad has faithfully stayed by his wife’s side and is an incredible caregiver. Since she is in the hospital this week and the hospital is not allowing any visitors, even a spouse, he is not able to even hold her hand or give her a kiss on their Anniversary. We are all affected by this crises.

Here is the good news.

Regardless of the chaos around you, you can maintain peace that is beyond reaction to circumstances. Here are 4 ideas:

  1. Take precautionary measures
  2. Consider fasting for either health reasons or spiritual reasons or both.
  3. Looks for ways to reach out to others.
  4. Plan ahead

This is not the end of your story. How you respond now will position your for what is yet to come. Most importantly, remember, your story matters.

How Does The Coronavirus Affect Your Story, Part A

A few days ago, I stepped into Costco to purchase several things I needed for the Story Retreat along with our regular groceries. Much to my surprise people had lined up since 7am and walking in was like herding cattle. I felt like people were going for their last meal or bottle of water and panicked when they announced that they were out of toilet paper. As I watched people’s faces, I saw the panic and fear. I found myself, wanting to pick up whatever I needed as quickly as possible and get out of there. Of course, nothing was moving quickly.

 

Your story, whether that is your attitude or actions; positive or negative, affect the people around you. If you want to make a bigger difference and be the change-maker you are called to be, you need to be willing to take a deep dive into your story and there is no place  better to do that than the Wealth Through Stories LIVE, our Story Retreat.

 

Our Retreat last weekend was WOW, WOW, WOW. We had people at our Retreat who are making a huge impact. Barb, TV host and producer interviews ordinary people to tell their extraordinary story. This story live streams to 161 countries. Kristine, who just won #1 in the local club as well as Toastmasters chapter contest on “Influence” is affecting an entire nation. She will soon be competing on a Regional level and from there hoping to be on her way to Paris competing at an International level. At our special event we listened to a video speech which was submitted to a TEDx event from our youngest attendee, only 16 years old, who is applying to Stanford. We also heard from a 78-year old story-teller who wrote her book to pass on stories to her children and grandchildren. Then there were several who I knew, but hardly recognized because they stepped into their story with a new boldness.

 

Join us in October and learn how you can make a huge difference with your story.

The Secret to Finding More Stories, Part B

Why is it that some people find stories everywhere and others don’t seem to find them?

Let me give you two secrets in finding stories.

  1. Expect to find stories. They are all around you but you will miss them if you don’t have an expectation to find stories.
  2. Focus on finding stories. The more you focus on finding stories, the more stories you will find.

This is your last chance to join us at Wealth Through Stories LIVE, story retreat. Even if you don’t think you have a story, I assure you will leave confident you have a story that can impact many people. At our last retreat, a lady thought she didn’t have a story. As she briefly shared, one of the guest speakers and TV host heard her story and booked her for an interview. Her story will now be shared to over 160 countries.  Just go to www.wealththroughstories.com/story-retreat and sign up NOW. I can hardly wait to see you.

The Secret to Finding More Stories, Part A

Someone has said, “We do not remember days, we remember moments. Stories make moments worth remembering.

Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, picked up his friend from the airport. This particular friend was a wealthy man who had achieved far beyond anything he had imagined. Jack asked, “What is the most memorable moment in your life?”  Without hesitation, he said, “When I was in Africa, I sat on the ground among the little African children. One young boy, put his little hand on my chin and turned my head. I asked him what he was doing. The little boy said, ‘I want to remember your face when I get to heaven’.  His friend replied, “I will never forget that moment.”

At Wealth Through Stories LIVE we will reveal the key to finding more stories than you can count. Once you apply the key, you will begin to find stories everywhere. You will not want to miss this opportunity to find the power in your story and begin impacting more lives than you imagined. Sign up at www.wealththroughstories.com/story-retreat and join us Wealth Through Stories LIVE, March 13-14, 2020.

Story Lost, Story Found, Part D

What happens when someone has deeply hurt you. You have forgiven him/her but because it is a business situation such as a co-worker or a family situation, you are not able to “get away” or move on? These things happen all the time and are not easy to deal with.

However, there are some important principles to consider as you explore your options.

At Wealth Through Stories LIVE I will demonstrate how my painful story became the biggest tool in transforming a potential lead to becoming a paying client. This one powerful tool alone is worth your entire investment. Sign up now before we are filled up. Just go to www.wealththroughstories.com/story-retreat and use coupon code wtsmember to sign up. I look forward to seeing you.