I remember it like it was yesterday.

It was a beautiful September afternoon and I was sitting under a maple tree with golden leaves all around me. I had just started college 300 miles from home. Within three weeks I was given an assignment to write a paper on my strengths and weaknesses.

It was a day I could have enjoyed the beauty all around me but instead I stared at the blank piece of paper in front of me. Well, it wasn’t completely blank. I had a whole list of weaknesses but I couldn’t think of any strengths.

Easily distracted, I watched several students driving off the campus. My mind wandered to, “What if one of them offered me a ride home?” What would I do? Would I accept it? If I went home, would I return?

I began thinking about what life would be like if I returned home. Since I had grown up in a small farming community of about 600 people, I had pitched enough bales and done enough chores to know I was not interested in a future on the farm.

What do you do when you don’t know what to do?


I hope you have enjoyed our weekly blog with Storytelling. After much evaluation I’ve decided to move to a new direction. Rather than me just telling you stories, I want to give you the opportunity to learn about story as well as be able to find stories in your life to share with those around you. Beginning in March, I will be transitioning from our blog to what I call Story Mastery. It is a membership program that will offer fun, short video trainings about story so you can learn in bite size pieces. Best of all, I hope to share some of your stories so we can all learn together. For a small fee of only $8/month, I will email you a short video each week, 4 times a month. Although you will be receiving huge value, I have kept the fee very low so it is feasible for everyone. Why? Because I know you have a very important story to share and if you don’t share it, others will be missing out. As a way of saying “thank you” for signing up, I will send you a coupon for $100 that can be applied towards our fabulous Wealth Through Stories LIVE event. This is a fun 3-day Retreat, all about story, that we will be doing in the fall in beautiful Carlsbad, CA. To sign up or for questions contact linda@wealththroughstories.com. The first 5 people to sign up for Story Mastery will receive an additional gift. To receive the additional gift you must let Linda know you are signing because you read the message on the blog.