The Power of Stories

When was the last time you heard a great story?

You know the kind…where you are entranced, your imagination is peaked, you find yourself repeating it to someone else.

You may have heard it in passing. It may have been a friend or colleague that told you something that just kind of stuck. It was compelling, perhaps had an urgent message or a story that simply inspired you. It struck a chord in you somewhere, you may not even know what it was…

But you find yourself telling the story to your partner or a friend.

Can you imagine what it would be like if every time you spoke, this happened?
Can you imagine how it would affect your life and your business if your story touched people in this way?

It’s not as difficult as you would imagine. It’s down to 4 simple ingredients.
They are: passion, conviction, clarity and presence.

If you are passionate about what you stand for and what you are saying….
If you believe in your mission entirely….
If you have complete clarity as to what are the benefits…
If you are truly present….

How many people actually have this in their business?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

I remember one of my storytelling performances for a local festival. As I stood on the stage, in the middle of the most enchanting forest you could imagine, those four magic ingredients showed up.

I was passionate about my stories.
I was completely committed to my role as storyteller, peace maker and entertainer.
I was clear about how the audience would be thrilled by the experience of our performance, but also go away thinking about the big issues we were discussing.
And finally, I went through my physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual preparations in order to be fully present.

So, the truth is, it’s much easier when you are ‘performing’…when you are on stage. But what about in life and in your business?

Can you imagine how your life and business would change if it were made up of these four ingredients all the time?

It’s mind-blowing! Seriously, you could change the world!

And why not – why not go for it?

Create this level of impact in everything you do.

Have you experienced this? I’d love to hear your moments of magic storytelling, the day to day ones? Please share here.

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