Story Lost, Story Found, Part C

“As I communicated with one of the other applicants, I was encouraged to hear that as part of her story, she doesn’t hang on to the hurts, much less get stuck there. In fact, it is a significant part of her bigger story.”

She proceeded to tell me how many people she had coached who tend to get stuck in a major hurt or disappointment and sometimes STOP doing life. I, too, have experienced that as I’ve worked with many different people over and over again.

The key to moving on with our story goes back to our definition of “positioning”. What we do with one thing, we do with all things.

Remember, Your Story Matters

Story Lost, Story Found, Part B

I had been invited to apply to a TEDx stage since their theme aligned with my story. This unexpected invitation triggered an inner excitement. Then, what got me even more excited was the possibility of inviting two others who really wanted to get on the TEDx platform to also apply. I followed through the proper channels to make sure the application process was still open before I invited them. It was. We each put our best foot forward, and followed through with each step. Each one submitted a quality video and patiently waited for the results. Much to our disappointment, none of us were chosen. The secret to finding value in your story, even though you may be uncertain whether you have a story is discovering the lessons you can learn through your everyday situations.

Enjoy your 2020 story

Three steps to Maximize your Story, Part C

Tom was a financial planner who wanted to be the kind of person who could stop the casual communication in a room when he entered. He knew that if he could make that kind of impact with co-workers, he could make that kind of impact with clients. He also realized that the same skill of impact could be used at home to influence his teenage sons. And he did! The key to positioning to tell your story is having clarity around the purpose of your story.

 

At Wealth Through Stories LIVE, we will position you to reach the people you want to reach through story. By the end of our event, you will not only know how to find stories with ease, you will have a simple story framework and know how to be sure you are reaching the person you want to reach. To register for Wealth Through Stories LIVE on March 13-14, go to www.wealththroughstories.com/story-retreat. With this New Year, I want everyone who knows they have a story or even if you aren’t sure you have a story to join us, so am offering you a $100 coupon to sign up. Just put in the code: wtsmember when you sign up.

Enjoy your 2020 story

Three steps to Maximize your Story, Part B

I attended a high-end two day event where a photographer was brought in to capture each person speaking. He asked us to share a funny story and of course, pretend he wasn’t there. One by one everyone shared a humorous story and my turn was next. I could feel the anxiety rising as I am a story-teller and couldn’t think of a funny story. …

As for me, I got to tell my funny story and the photographer got his shots. Stories are all around us. We just have to watch for them. The key to creating a great story is to observe the lessons that are learned through conflict. Every great story has conflict.

Enjoy the 20/20 journey,

Three steps to Maximize your Story, Part A

I was challenged with my friend’s statement in his email when he said,

“I’m grateful for my health.  I’m grateful for my relationships with friends near & far.

But mostly, I’m grateful for every failure I’ve endured along the way.”

I stopped at that point to reflect on my life and ask myself, could I say, “I’m grateful for every failure I’ve endured along the way”? Could you say that?

How do you position yourself to find your story?

Here are two key ways:

The first is embracing and maintaining an attitude of gratitude.

The second is taking the time to journal experiences that impact your everyday life

 

At Wealth Through Stories LIVE, we will position you to find your story. By the end of our event, you will not only know how to find stories with ease, you will have discovered how to use a 2-minute story and use it to transform a potential lead to becoming a paying client. To register for Wealth Through Stories LIVE on March 13-14, go to www.wealththroughstories.com/story-retreat. With this New Year, I want everyone interested in story or even if you aren’t sure you have a story to join us, so am giving you a $100 coupon to sign up. Just put in the code: wtsmember when you sign up.

Enjoy your 2020 story

The One Thing that will Keep You from Maximizing 2020

It’s easy to be grateful for the positive things in life but what about the things that don’t go so well. I received an email from a friend of mine that said,

“I’m going to let you in on a secret…
MONEY will return, your TIME won’t.
At this point in my life I’m rich in friendships and wealthy in happiness. Everything else, well that’s just icing on the cake.”

As I reflected on this, my next thought was, and OPPORTUNITY won’t return either.  We will have opportunities right in front of us, in plain sight, that we will miss and later regret or intentionally let them pass by if we are not alert, prepared or positioned. Positioning is best defined as, “What we do with one thing, we do with all things.”

The One thing that will keep you from maximizing your 2020 story is failing to Position yourself.

Enjoy your 2020 story,