👉 Mental and emotional shift: What we went through is what made us unique!
👉 Be aware of your own story and accomplishments
👉 What are the stories in your life that you went through? The struggle moments in your life?
👉 Once you have a list of stories. Look at the events! How did I grow through the event?
👉 Become intentionally and structure the story that people get teaching lessons
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So when you reverse engineer this process, what steps would you give people other entrepreneurs so that they can come back to this kind of story for themselves?
What advice would you give? Yeah, so, by the way, I also think it's interesting. I'm gonna make one comment before I'm gonna answer the question.
There was a long time I didn't think my story mattered. There was a long time. I didn't think I could use my story to help other people. And I've been on stage since I was seven years old, and I don't say that to impress. I say that to impress upon the point like I was literally on stage because my story was unique and I was from a very young age and there was still a lot of times where I felt like my story wasn't that important or it wasn't that big of a deal.
And so often I never led with my story so often, people, I would have friends for 5,6,7 years who would never know about my accident, my injury, my arm at all, because it wasn't something that was like talked about a whole lot. It just was something that was a part of me. And so the reason I say that is I have a crazy, unique story that I obviously have learned how to tell in a way that can have a true impact. But I want to just say for anybody who thinks their story isn't that important, that big of a deal. Mine is one of the most unique I've ever heard.
And again, I don't say that to impress, I say to impress upon the point and I still didn't think it was working. So there's a mental and emotional shift that we've got to move through. That's the first place we have.
We have to recognize that what we've been through has made us who we are and who we are in the gift to this world that we can then expand upon. And so you picked up on the word intentional.
But what starts before intentional is aware. Right? Awareness is the first step, and that's what I say. So when we reverse engineer whether or not you're getting into a place where you actually want to tell your story yet the first step is to at least pause and pay attention to what are the stories that have informative in your life?
Whatever those moments of struggle that you've been through, one of those moments of victory, you've been through one of those moments of joy you've been through right that literally have shaped your life because we all have those every one of us, none of us get through this life unscathed, positively or negatively, like we will experience both spectrums of that side.
And so look back on your life and take a toll on one of those stories. Once you have a list of those stories, right, those moments in your life that happened, whether or not you can tell them as a story, just look at what happened. What was the event? How did it take place? Who was involved?
What are the actual tactical elements of, this process in this event that we're formative? Then look: real-time into that event and situation, and then look a few years ahead or a couple of months ahead. If that's all you have and legitimately look at, how did I grow from this story? What did I learn from it?
How did it shape me? How did it impact me? What changes in behavior did I actually take place? Did it change how I interact with people?
Like I would literally look? Because often, right, we say that nothing happens by coincidence, and there's a lesson in everything that we apply, but we don't take the time to go back and look, what is the actual lesson? It's lost. Yes, once we've done those two steps, then you could become intentional with not only applying it actively into your real-life but become intentional with how do you structure a story that's gonna be told in a meaningful way so that not only you can reflect back on it and connect to those lessons that you extracted in those formative moments but also use them as teaching moments for other people