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

By Sarah Elkins - Elkins Consulting

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.

  1. 1.
    152: A Relationship with Yourself: Lessons Learned through Self Reflection11/24/2020
    37:25
  2. 2.
    151: Every Situation Can Become A Meaningful Story11/17/2020
    11:50
  3. 3.
    150: If You Dream of It, Work for It, and Make It Happen, Is it Still Magic?11/10/2020
    39:04
  4. 4.
    149: The Story of Your Life Starts Early When Your Future Presents Itself to You11/03/2020
    24:39
  5. 5.
    148: Your Stories Don’t Define You, How You Tell Them Will10/27/2020
    15:15
  6. 6.
    147: Every Person Has A Story to Tell if You Ask the Right Question10/20/2020
    9:50
  7. 7.
    146: Transformation Requires a Retelling of Your Story10/13/2020
    50:49
  8. 8.
    145: Vivid, Memorable Moments Hold Life's Pivotal Stories10/06/2020
    1:01:35
  1. 9.
    144: When You're a Filmmaker, Your Life is the Most Meaningful Story09/29/2020
    57:12
  2. 10.
    143: "Listen Closely": A Film About the Greatest Demonstration of Love09/22/2020
    50:00
  3. 11.
    142: Growing Up "In Between": Two Cultures, Two Ethnicities09/15/2020
    56:32
  4. 12.
    141: Asking the Right Questions is the Key to Great Listening09/08/2020
    1:05:17
  5. 13.
    140: Your Style Story Isn't Just About Appearances09/01/2020
    49:31
  6. 14.
    139: A Silent Retreat, an Adirondack Chair, and an Open Field: A Story of Letting Go08/25/2020
    55:25
  7. 15.
    138: One Family Story Can Shift Our Identity08/18/2020
    40:49
  8. 16.
    137: The Art of Leadership Starts with a Thoughtful Process08/11/2020
    1:05:42
  9. 17.
    136: An Evolving Caveman: Self Reflection and Anger Management08/04/2020
    57:53
  10. 18.
    135: Obstacles Can Be the Key to Building Resilience and Self Love07/28/2020
    54:03
  11. 19.
    134: Using Labeling to Make a Positive Mindset Shift07/21/2020
    49:55
  12. 20.
    133: Choosing Yourself is a Vast Improvement to Settling for Less07/14/2020
    50:44
  13. 21.
    132: The Hardest Hitting Drummer Knows He Can Always Improve07/07/2020
    46:48
  14. 22.
    131: Make Kind Loud - It's the Only Way Out of This Mess06/30/2020
    47:31
  15. 23.
    130: I Will Not Meet Hate at the Door, Lessons of Love and Forgiveness06/23/2020
    41:28
  16. 24.
    129: Travel IS Education, Academic, Personal, and Cultural06/16/2020
    41:40
  17. 25.
    128: Innovation Storytelling to Build Community and Business06/09/2020
    39:00
  18. 26.
    127: Charged by a Silverback Gorilla, Adam Lewis Walker Knows What an Alpha Looks Like06/02/2020
    45:48
  19. 27.
    126: Road Trip with the Rabbi05/26/2020
    54:05
  20. 28.
    125: History Isn't What You Think it Is. History is us.05/19/2020
    44:50
  21. 29.
    124: Your Stories Don't Define You. How You Tell Them Will.05/12/2020
    10:58
  22. 30.
    123: Magic Saved His Life: Like Magic, Relationships are All About Perspective05/05/2020
    58:48
  23. 31.
    122: Storytelling As A Means of Self-Reflection and Change04/28/2020
    51:10
  24. 32.
    121: Growing Up and Growing Through a Parent's Mental Illness04/21/2020
    40:30
  25. 33.
    120: Not A Super Fan of a Show or Movie? You Might Be Missing Out!04/14/2020
    43:47
  26. 34.
    119: Taking Responsibility for Your Story04/07/2020
    35:19
  27. 35.
    118: What is Self-Actualization, and How Does Your Environment Impact It?03/31/2020
    58:53
  28. 36.
    117: Uncovering a Life Pivot Point, And Why It Matters03/24/2020
    41:44
  29. 37.
    116: The Realities of Improving Our Polarized Communities03/17/2020
    46:47
  30. 38.
    115: This Too Shall Pass - For Better or For Worse03/10/2020
    8:03
  31. 39.
    114: An Accidental and Rewarding Career03/03/2020
    39:47
  32. 40.
    113: Stories that Create and Build Life-Long Friendship02/25/2020
    41:39
  33. 41.
    112: Why Do We Believe Lyrics?02/18/2020
    9:11
  34. 42.
    111: Learning by Trial and Error02/11/2020
    46:09
  35. 43.
    110: If This Isn't Nice, I Don't Know What Is - Kurt Vonnegut02/04/2020
    56:17
  36. 44.
    109: The Microwave Generation01/28/2020
    12:25
  37. 45.
    108: Real Change Requires the Right "Gear", Creating the Right Environment, and Celebrating Small Wins01/21/2020
    13:33
  38. 46.
    107: Strategies to Take Action to Avoid Future Regrets01/14/2020
    12:28
  39. 47.
    106: Resilience and Persistence are Two Different Things - We Need Both to Thrive01/07/2020
    46:32
  40. 48.
    105: What Works in Distributed Teams: Stories of Growth & Learning12/31/2019
    51:59
  41. 49.
    104: Truly Effective Leadership Begins with Self-Reflection12/23/2019
    55:02
  42. 50.
    103: Good Career Advice Might Not Be What You Think12/17/2019
    46:49
  43. 51.
    102: Finding Soul-Shifting Moments12/10/2019
    50:10
  44. 52.
    101: Impulsive But Not Stupid12/03/2019
    15:15
  45. 53.
    100: Community is the Key to Your Emotional Health and Personal Development11/26/2019
    41:22
  46. 54.
    99: Motivation Can Be as Simple As Asking Questions11/19/2019
    6:18
  47. 55.
    98: Make a Choice to Experience Resilience & Growth Through Struggle11/12/2019
    57:33
  48. 56.
    97: Your Identity is Created by the Stories You Share11/05/2019
    47:11
  49. 57.
    96: Public Relations is About Relationships10/29/2019
    51:23
  50. 58.
    95: Are You a Good Ambassador for Your People?10/22/2019
    11:13
  51. 59.
    94: Using Personality Assessments as Tools for Self-Reflection & Self-Improvement10/15/2019
    43:13
  52. 60.
    93: Your Life's Trajectory Can Shift with One Reaction10/08/2019
    32:33
  53. 61.
    92: Active Listening: The Power to Unlock the Stories of Others10/01/2019
    9:37
  54. 62.
    91: When You Find Your Purpose, Your Story Shifts09/24/2019
    44:33
  55. 63.
    90: How You Tell a Story May Limit Your Potential for Learning From It09/17/2019
    10:13
  56. 64.
    89: Ending the Mental Illness Stigma One Story at a Time09/10/2019
    47:20
  57. 65.
    88: Great Adventures Often Begin with Zero Preparation09/01/2019
    43:30
  58. 66.
    87: Share Stories and OWN Your Talents08/27/2019
    44:42
  59. 67.
    86: The Importance of Inauthenticity with Mark Bowden08/20/2019
    51:17
  60. 68.
    85: What Feels Like Internal Conflicts Are Likely Close Connections08/13/2019
    55:09
  61. 69.
    84: Never Try to Be Something You're Not08/06/2019
    10:19
  62. 70.
    83: Your Strengths are Your Stories07/30/2019
    1:07:32
  63. 71.
    82: Baking Bread is More than Flour, Water, and Yeast07/23/2019
    1:00:37
  64. 72.
    81: Those "Ah Ha" Moments Are Your Pivot Stories07/16/2019
    42:26
  65. 73.
    80: Some Stories Take Time to Process to Make Sense07/09/2019
    51:08
  66. 74.
    79: Some of Your Stories are Totally False07/02/2019
    49:36
  67. 75.
    78: When You're on the Inside Looking Out06/25/2019
    1:01:03
  68. 76.
    77: You Can Find Joy and Satisfaction in Whatever You Do06/18/2019
    40:31
  69. 77.
    76: It's Harder Than You Think. Be Kind.06/11/2019
    11:11
  70. 78.
    75: Does Anyone Really "Fit in"? How Stories Help You Find Your Community06/04/2019
    45:26
  71. 79.
    74: Analogies to Create a Visual Representation of an Emotional Experience05/28/2019
    8:37
  72. 80.
    73: Transitions as Opportunities for Self-Discovery05/21/2019
    43:09
  73. 81.
    72: Persistence, Curiosity, and Following Instincts Create Career Resilience05/14/2019
    52:44
  74. 82.
    71: Resilience and Diversity of Thought05/07/2019
    1:08:39
  75. 83.
    70: Another Decade-ful of Stories, More Lessons Learned04/30/2019
    14:22
  76. 84.
    69: Obstacles and Challenges as Tools to Build Resilience04/23/2019
    46:43
  77. 85.
    68: Resilience is a Choice, No One is Coming to Your Rescue04/16/2019
    37:54
  78. 86.
    67: Resilience - Drawing Strength From Past Experience04/02/2019
    57:04
  79. 87.
    66: Resilience Isn't Just About Survival03/26/2019
    37:30
  80. 88.
    65: Our Internal Disconnect and the Damage of a Perception Gap03/19/2019
    13:50
  81. 89.
    64: Like Change, Uncertainty Is a Constant Undercurrent in Life - with Marylene Delbourg-Delphis03/12/2019
    1:13:50
  82. 90.
    63: Are You Listening to Your Instincts?03/05/2019
    50:36
  83. 91.
    62: Missed Opportunities in Leadership02/26/2019
    11:14
  84. 92.
    61: Grief Isn't the End, It Can Be a Beginning02/19/2019
    48:43
  85. 93.
    59: Old Stories Create New Pathways02/05/2019
    51:22
  86. 94.
    58: When a Decision Looks Spontaneous, But Isn't01/29/2019
    47:01
  87. 95.
    60: When We Connect the Dots, We See Purpose in Life and Struggle01/27/2019
    45:45
  88. 96.
    57: Can You Bring Your Whole Self to Work?01/22/2019
    41:34
  89. 97.
    56: Share Your Story on Your Terms01/15/2019
    54:53
  90. 98.
    55: Taking Yourself Too Seriously? Remember Your Mistakes Fondly.01/08/2019
    8:11
  91. 99.
    54: What is Your Top Strength?01/01/2019
    10:06
  92. 100.
    53: Between Your "Why" and Your "How" are Your Stories12/25/2018
    53:26
  93. 101.
    52: Will You Disrupt Yourself? Or Will You Be Disrupted?12/18/2018
    49:01
  94. 102.
    51: Your Words Have Impact When You Least Expect It12/11/2018
    47:38
  95. 103.
    50: Not All the Most Important Lessons Come from Struggle12/02/2018
    10:54
  96. 104.
    49: True Leaders Know They Always Have Something to Learn11/27/2018
    1:00:52
  97. 105.
    48: When Your Heart is In It, You Bring Great Value11/20/2018
    49:38
  98. 106.
    47: Help Appears When You Least Expect It11/11/2018
    45:09
  99. 107.
    46: Disruption Through Distraction: Adventures in Fighting Boredom11/06/2018
    54:28
  100. 108.
    45: Government is Beautiful? It Can Be.10/30/2018
    1:01:21
  101. 109.
    44: Our Culture, and How It Colors Our Communication10/23/2018
    51:40
  102. 110.
    43: Embracing Transition as the New Normal10/16/2018
    56:33
  103. 111.
    42: Giving Thanks When You Don't Have Much to Give10/09/2018
    34:48
  104. 112.
    41: 30 Minutes Can Change Your Life Plans: A Library Story10/02/2018
    49:37
  105. 113.
    40: A Spark of Inspiration Is Only As Good As Your Response to It09/25/2018
    40:38
  106. 114.
    39: It Can Take Decades to Process an Experience09/18/2018
    50:38
  107. 115.
    38: Stories of Outdoor Adventures Color Our Lives with Gratitude09/10/2018
    57:43
  108. 116.
    37: Slowing Down Time - Be A Storymaker09/04/2018
    13:53
  109. 117.
    36: Avoiding the After Conference Hangover08/28/2018
    12:22
  110. 118.
    35: Connect Deeply Through Travel and Adventure08/21/2018
    53:40
  111. 119.
    34: We Can Choose How Our Stories Define Us08/14/2018
    56:50
  112. 120.
    33: You Never Know Which of Your Stories Will Inspire You08/07/2018
    53:55
  113. 121.
    32: If You're Not Present, You're Risking More Than You Think07/31/2018
    9:00
  114. 122.
    31: Being Born to do Something Doesn't Mean it's Easy07/24/2018
    44:46
  115. 123.
    30: Use Humor to Engage and Connect07/17/2018
    49:25
  116. 124.
    29: Desperate For Connection, Stories Build Relationships07/10/2018
    14:16
  117. 125.
    28: A Hero's Story Doesn't Have to be Epic07/01/2018
    46:58
  118. 126.
    27: Choose Your Location, and the Job Will Follow06/26/2018
    33:21
  119. 127.
    26: Applying Our Stories Through Generations06/19/2018
    50:25
  120. 128.
    25: Your Brain on Stories: How Stories Impact Your World View06/12/2018
    52:07
  121. 129.
    24: Expectations: Fuel for Resentment, or Critical Growth Factor?06/05/2018
    54:28
  122. 130.
    23: Every Interaction is an Opportunity05/29/2018
    11:35
  123. 131.
    22: An Unlikely Foundation for Optimism05/22/2018
    37:53
  124. 132.
    21: Your History is Your Story; It Doesn't Have to Be Your Future05/15/2018
    30:12
  125. 133.
    20: Every Event Tells A Story05/08/2018
    49:21
  126. 134.
    19: Your "Why" Doesn't Matter05/01/2018
    5:04
  127. 135.
    18: The Stories You Share Define You04/24/2018
    30:49
  128. 136.
    17: Struggle Stories Help Define Patterns04/17/2018
    10:36
  129. 137.
    16: Road Trip Stories to Build Relationships04/10/2018
    15:28
  130. 138.
    15: Music and Stories: Lessons Easily Applied to Life04/03/2018
    28:07
  131. 139.
    14: Stories as Lessons for What NOT to Do03/27/2018
    46:04
  132. 140.
    13: Stories Shared Create Safe Space03/20/2018
    45:45
  133. 141.
    12: Your Value is Yours to Define03/13/2018
    38:03
  134. 142.
    11: Even in Dreams, Stories Offer Opportunity for Self Reflection03/06/2018
    9:17
  135. 143.
    10: So, You Think You're a Good Manager?02/27/2018
    38:06
  136. 144.
    9: Exhausted and Frustrated: A Perfect Recipe for Professional Disaster02/20/2018
    28:06
  137. 145.
    8: You Don't Have to Like Them. You Have to Work with Them.02/13/2018
    45:17
  138. 146.
    7: Hungry and Scared: A Story to Build Courage02/06/2018
    8:57
  139. 147.
    6: Living Up to Expectations of Others: A Story of External Inspiration01/30/2018
    35:38
  140. 148.
    5: Find Your "Brave", Use Stories as Evidence01/23/2018
    39:00
  141. 149.
    4: Getting Out Alive: A Story of Professional Survival01/16/2018
    25:26
  142. 150.
    3: How Storytelling Shapes Your Internal Messages01/09/2018
    30:15
  143. 151.
    2: Is Imposter Syndrome Damaging Your Internal Stories?01/02/2018
    10:19
  144. 152.
    1: Micromanagers Inspire... You to Quit12/26/2017
    21:04

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