It’s the details that distinguish us.
Storytelling doesn’t need to be scary. Here’s a simple four-step strategy (with a bonus fifth!) for effective presentations.
You know what I call a story in which everything turns out perfectly precisely according to plan?
Boring! That’s what I call it!
Maverick had Goose. Vince had his Entourage. Snow White had 7 Dwarfs. Who is in your cast of supporting characters?
Don’t be a bit player in someone else’s story. Create your own fulfilling next chapter.
Cutting down and back can propel you forward and allow you to take stock of how much you have and how little you actually need.
Learn from the stories of your past, re-craft the present and set plot points for your future chapters. There is so much more to your story than the page you keep re-reading.
From our earliest years, we learn to love stories and to tell them. Stories inform and inspire and entertain. They are among our most important connection tools.
Hate drama? Sorry, you can’t have a dramatic arc without it.