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

By Sarah Elkins - Elkins Consulting

Your stories don’t define you, but how you tell them will. If relationships are the key to happiness, communication is the doorway, and communication is most engaging when we use stories as our foundation. Whether you’re sharing personal stories or business stories, how you share them makes a difference in how you remember them, and in how you’re perceived by the people you’re interacting with. 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.
    48: When Your Heart is In It, You Bring Great Value11/20/2018
    49:38
  2. 2.
    47: Help Appears When You Least Expect It11/11/2018
    45:09
  3. 3.
    46: Disruption Through Distraction: Adventures in Fighting Boredom11/06/2018
    54:28
  4. 4.
    45: Government is Beautiful? It Can Be.10/30/2018
    1:01:21
  5. 5.
    44: Our Culture, and How It Colors Our Communication10/23/2018
    51:40
  6. 6.
    43: Embracing Transition as the New Normal10/16/2018
    56:33
  7. 7.
    42: Giving Thanks When You Don't Have Much to Give10/09/2018
    34:48
  8. 8.
    41: 30 Minutes Can Change Your Life Plans: A Library Story10/02/2018
    49:37
  1. 9.
    40: A Spark of Inspiration Is Only As Good As Your Response to It09/25/2018
    40:38
  2. 10.
    39: It Can Take Decades to Process an Experience09/18/2018
    50:38
  3. 11.
    38: Stories of Outdoor Adventures Color Our Lives with Gratitude09/10/2018
    57:43
  4. 12.
    37: Slowing Down Time - Be A Storymaker09/04/2018
    13:53
  5. 13.
    36: Avoiding the After Conference Hangover08/28/2018
    12:22
  6. 14.
    35: Connect Deeply Through Travel and Adventure08/21/2018
    53:40
  7. 15.
    34: We Can Choose How Our Stories Define Us08/14/2018
    56:50
  8. 16.
    33: You Never Know Which of Your Stories Will Inspire You08/07/2018
    53:55
  9. 17.
    32: If You're Not Present, You're Risking More Than You Think07/31/2018
    9:00
  10. 18.
    31: Being Born to do Something Doesn't Mean it's Easy07/24/2018
    44:46
  11. 19.
    30: Use Humor to Engage and Connect07/17/2018
    49:25
  12. 20.
    29: Desperate For Connection, Stories Build Relationships07/10/2018
    14:16
  13. 21.
    28: A Hero's Story Doesn't Have to be Epic07/01/2018
    46:58
  14. 22.
    27: Choose Your Location, and the Job Will Follow06/26/2018
    33:21
  15. 23.
    26: Applying Our Stories Through Generations06/19/2018
    50:25
  16. 24.
    25: Your Brain on Stories: How Stories Impact Your World View06/12/2018
    52:07
  17. 25.
    24: Expectations: Fuel for Resentment, or Critical Growth Factor?06/05/2018
    54:28
  18. 26.
    23: Every Interaction is an Opportunity05/29/2018
    11:35
  19. 27.
    22: An Unlikely Foundation for Optimism05/22/2018
    37:53
  20. 28.
    21: Your History is Your Story; It Doesn't Have to Be Your Future05/15/2018
    30:12
  21. 29.
    20: Every Event Tells A Story05/08/2018
    49:21
  22. 30.
    19: Your "Why" Doesn't Matter05/01/2018
    5:04
  23. 31.
    18: The Stories You Share Define You04/24/2018
    30:49
  24. 32.
    17: Struggle Stories Help Define Patterns04/17/2018
    10:36
  25. 33.
    16: Road Trip Stories to Build Relationships04/10/2018
    15:28
  26. 34.
    15: Music and Stories: Lessons Easily Applied to Life04/03/2018
    28:07
  27. 35.
    14: Stories as Lessons for What NOT to Do03/27/2018
    46:04
  28. 36.
    13: Stories Shared Create Safe Space03/20/2018
    45:45
  29. 37.
    12: Your Value is Yours to Define03/13/2018
    38:03
  30. 38.
    11: Even in Dreams, Stories Offer Opportunity for Self Reflection03/06/2018
    9:17
  31. 39.
    10: So, You Think You're a Good Manager?02/27/2018
    38:06
  32. 40.
    9: Exhausted and Frustrated: A Perfect Recipe for Professional Disaster02/20/2018
    28:06
  33. 41.
    8: You Don't Have to Like Them. You Have to Work with Them.02/13/2018
    45:17
  34. 42.
    7: Hungry and Scared: A Story to Build Courage02/06/2018
    8:57
  35. 43.
    6: Living Up to Expectations of Others: A Story of External Inspiration01/30/2018
    35:38
  36. 44.
    5: Find Your "Brave", Use Stories as Evidence01/23/2018
    39:00
  37. 45.
    4: Getting Out Alive: A Story of Professional Survival01/16/2018
    25:26
  38. 46.
    3: How Storytelling Shapes Your Internal Messages01/09/2018
    30:15
  39. 47.
    2: Is Imposter Syndrome Damaging Your Internal Stories?01/02/2018
    10:19
  40. 48.
    1: Micromanagers Inspire... You to Quit12/26/2017
    21:04

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