The stories we tell ourselves about what has happened to us shape our lives. But are we aware that we have the power to interpret those stories in ways that help rather than hinder us? Many people aren’t, but today we explain how we can take control of our stories—and our lives.
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In this episode, you’ll discover:
- Why the stories we tell ourselves have such power over our professional and personal lives.
- How to take the stories you tell yourself and transform them into empowering narratives.
- The power of objectifying our inner dialogues so we can critique and change them.
- How a change in perspective can turn liabilities into assets.
- What happens in our life if we don’t take control of our stories.
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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:
Question: What’s the one story you need to change in your life today?
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In this episode we mentioned the following resources:
- Book: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Recognized by magazines like Forbes and Inc as an important online marketing and leadership expert, he’s also the founder of Platform University and 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Read more about him here.
Michele Cushatt is a popular speaker and author. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog. She’s a three-time cancer survivor with a powerful, personal story. Listen to it here or read about it in her memoir, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Imperfect Life.
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