Updated: Oct 5, 2021
OOPS!! I sent this out last week by accident, my apologies. Spoiler: I try to write these ahead of time and I am a kind of an email ding dong. The curtain has been lifted.
I know that some people are skeptical of why anyone would be interested in listening to them yammer on. Like many things in life, it is a confidence game. Half the battle is believing that you have something worth sharing and listening to. You do.
Q: Who really wants to hear my stories? I mean really, who would be interested?
A: The people that love you.
Q: But my life has been kind of boring. I don’t really have anything to say.
A: Your life isn’t boring to the people that care about you. They want to hear what you have to say.
Just for arguments sake, consider recording an answer to this:
Tell me about a time in your life when you were stronger than you expected.
Now, look me in the eye and tell me you didn’t have a story that someone in your life would want to hear?!
If you are interested in looking at more questions, here are the full life story questions that I use in Storied interviews:
Stories are a meaningful gift to give and receive. As the holiday season looms, just remember that sentimentality and kindness never goes out of style. Add red lipstick and chocolate to that list as well.