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Your stories don’t define you, but how you tell them will.
If relationships are the key to happiness, communication is the doorway, and communication is most engaging when we use stories as our foundation.

Whether you’re sharing personal stories or business stories, how you share them makes a difference in how you remember them, and in how you’re perceived by the people you’re interacting with.

When I’m working with clients, I remind them to listen for understanding, not to respond. During this podcast, I’m asking you to listen to consider your related stories, and to listen to consider which stories in your life might have impacted you in a similar way.

Your Stories Don’t Define You, How You Tell Them Will Sarah Elkins

    • Society & Culture

Your stories don’t define you, but how you tell them will.
If relationships are the key to happiness, communication is the doorway, and communication is most engaging when we use stories as our foundation.

Whether you’re sharing personal stories or business stories, how you share them makes a difference in how you remember them, and in how you’re perceived by the people you’re interacting with.

When I’m working with clients, I remind them to listen for understanding, not to respond. During this podcast, I’m asking you to listen to consider your related stories, and to listen to consider which stories in your life might have impacted you in a similar way.

    126: Road Trip with the Rabbi

    126: Road Trip with the Rabbi

    He was in his early 20s when he decided to hitchhike across the US, just to explore and meet people. It was being on the road in those conditions that made Yonason Goldson an exceptional listener and discerner of each person's truth.

    • 54 min
    125: History Isn't What You Think it Is. History is us.

    125: History Isn't What You Think it Is. History is us.

    When hearing Martha's inspiring perspective on what history is, and the roles we play, especially now, I realized how relevant the timing of my book being published really is. The book is designed to help people collect stories in their own story portfolio. It's also designed to help people understand the value of their own stories, the meaningful moments they didn't realize were interesting or important.

    • 44 min
    124: Your Stories Don't Define You. How You Tell Them Will.

    124: Your Stories Don't Define You. How You Tell Them Will.

    Most people cannot easily tell a story about pivotal moments that shaped who they are and how they think. The book is designed to help readers uncover those stories, find the meaning in them, and share them with the right audience at the right time, in order to strengthen relationships, address damaging internal messages, and inspire others through their personal stories.

    The ebook is available for preorder for $0.99 on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble until May 31.

    • 10 min
    123: Magic Saved His Life: Like Magic, Relationships are All About Perspective

    123: Magic Saved His Life: Like Magic, Relationships are All About Perspective

    Brian noticed that his closest friend, the guy he spent the majority of his time with in four years of college, had been distant the last few weeks of their final year. When he asked about it, his friend said: "I just don't want to hang out with you anymore. You're kind of an a*****e."

    • 58 min
    122: Storytelling As A Means of Self-Reflection and Change

    122: Storytelling As A Means of Self-Reflection and Change

    He looked at his 2 year old son, standing at the foot of the bed where Bryan Falchuck's wife, his son's mother, was wasting away in front of his eyes.

    It was that moment when he knew he had to change. To be there for his son in a way he hadn't felt support as a child, and to be there for his wife in a way he knew she needed, he had to change. He had to understand why he was so compelled to action, so compelled to exploit his anxiety as a tool for professional success.

    • 51 min
    121: Growing Up and Growing Through a Parent's Mental Illness

    121: Growing Up and Growing Through a Parent's Mental Illness

    Stories of Resilience and Intentional Personal Growth
    Dominic put ten years into this goal, rarely considering that it might not be what he wanted after all. And he did it. He was eventually promoted to the position he had worked so hard to get. But when he bumped into that wall - the realization that the company didn't live up to its mission and vision - he couldn't ignore it.

    • 40 min

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