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Is life happening to you...? personal development storytelling Mar 01, 2021

Is life happening to you or through you?

The victim's role is enticing. When the story you tell yourself is that life is happening to you, you're off the hook. "People and forces beyond my control are conspiring against me, oh woe is me." You might even seduce a few friends...

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How to Change Your Mind personal development storytelling Jul 01, 2019

"Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." - George Bernard Shaw

You're a lousy listener. So am I. It's a human thing. We're just not programmed to tune in and understand someone else's perspective or experience.

You and I are telling ourselves stories; stories about who we...

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The Genre of Your Life's Story personal development storytelling Apr 01, 2019

Choose Your Genre. Choose Your Future.

What's the genre of your life story?

Is it a deadly disaster or an action adventure? A melodrama or a thriller? A horror show or a survival tale? A tragedy or an epic? A black comedy or an improv? A surreal show or superhero story? Outlaw or empire...

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"Productful" personal development storytelling Feb 03, 2019

My wife and I homeschooled our sons. We invested much of that time in cultivating a love for storytelling. The boys were not only avid readers but also developed a love for crafting tales in various ways.

They also had a knack for inventing words to better describe things that existing words just...

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What Stories Are You Telling Yourself? endeavor book excerpts personal development storytelling Nov 12, 2018
  • “I’m not good enough.” Or, “I’m a work in progress.”

  • “I’m stuck.” Or, “I’m ready!”

  • “I can’t catch a break.” Or, “There’s opportunity in every obstacle.”

  • “I’m...

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