Why would you become a personal storyteller?
What would be in it for you to do so? Because personal stories can pack powerful messages and if you listen they can create your life’s purpose.
Surprising events often unrelated, can open your eyes to why you should be doing what you do. They don’t always slap you across the forehead with a ‘eureka’ moment. Mostly they’re nuggets contained in your personal storytelling, easy to ignore.
When you tune in, they’re like a string of lights stretching back toward your dimmest memories.
Sailors on board the mighty aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise; a small child alone in the rain; my Dad’s medals; a bumblebee; my grand-daughter’s new hat — each a story, each connected one to the other by a delicate web of memory and association.
Each fuelling a belief that when you tell your stories from clarity of purpose, they can propagate much that is good in the world.
I have three precious grandchildren under five. They bring equal quantities of joy and chaos.
My daughters typical of their generation of parents are raising them to be creative, conceptually wise, questioning, and to experience and sit with big emotions.
I believe they’re training them to be best equipped for a future we cannot imagine.
Do we owe it to small children worldwide to be the custodians of our future humanity by becoming a personal storyteller and telling purpose-led stories? What better way is there to communicate our past, and present toward protecting their future?
I work with impact business founders to tap into their wealth of story. Then to understand why contextualised, purpose-led stories focus attention, build trust and a willingness to co-operate and can make the changes they most wish to impact on.
You can find out more about how to become a personal storyteller here.