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.

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.

The Power of Gratitude, Part 2, Opens Doors That Nothing Else Can

3 Secrets to the Power of Gratitude: Opens Doors that Nothing Else Can

Secret 1: Be Grateful

Rather than dreading whether you will connect with someone, walk in with an attitude of gratefulness; grateful for the opportunity of meeting someone who you may be able to serve.

Secret 2: Take Initiative

Rather than walking in hoping someone will approach you, go to the meeting with the intention of taking the initiative with at least 3 different people.

Secret 3: Take a genuine interest.

Do not just ask, “What do you do?” and then a minute later, say, “It was nice to meet you and move on. Rather, take a genuine interest in the person you are talking to. Ask a few questions to draw him/her out.

Three Keys to Giving Generously

Keys to Generosity

Key #1: Taking Initiative

One of our speakers, Barb Marshall, TV host and producer, interviews people on their powerful story and sends it to 161 countries through live-stream.

Another attendee, Kristine Halajyan, Video blogger, shared how she was contributing to her home country of Armenia.

A woman, new to our community, who we will call Mandy, was offering mini massages to introduce herself.

Key #2: Giving Generously

Barb runs a non-profit and is totally dependent on the donations of others. I shared with our little group that we can make a big difference by supporting Barb’s show, The Real Deal. The group gave generously.

Kristine raised $12,000 through her blogging to build two playgrounds in Armenia this summer.

Key #3. Showing kindness without expecting anything in return.

As I reached out to Mandy, I discovered this was her start-up business, so spent a few hours with her; giving her a video testimonial after experiencing a wonderful massage, videotaped her for her business in a beautiful setting as well as offered her some helpful marketing tips. More importantly, I helped her build a foundation. The real reward for me was the satisfaction of knowing I encouraged her to help get her business off the ground.

Giving from a generous heart is all part of our story.

If you would like to experience story, the best place is through our Story Retreat, called Wealth Through Stories LIVE which we do each Spring and Fall. We just returned from our fabulous fall Story Retreat and every attendee shared they experienced so much more than they expected. Several signed up immediately for the Spring Retreat. If this catches your interest, now is the best time to register for the Spring Retreat for March, 2020 since these fill up quickly. Just go to www.wealththroughstories.com/story-retreat to register. More details to come.