In my last post, “How to Tell If Your Compelling Story is Getting You Clients,” I listed just a few of the pointers designed to help you get emotionally clear with your story.
To truly give voice to your story in a way that feels right for yourself and your business, you need the following ingredients which if you’ll notice, these tips can also be adapted to help you live a more fulfilling and happier life:
1.Be generous. Storytelling and sharing is a highly generous act. Gratitude helps deepen this process.
2. Be a detective – Be willing to get clear on the emotional triggers of your story: why do you want to tell it so badly? (don’t dig though too much because you might never share it!)
3. Be patient with the discomfort and confusion your story brings. Know that the more willing you are to sit with these feelings, the more they will subside and the “meatier” parts will eventually come.
4. Remove yourself from outcomes – they only get in your way. (Easier said than done, right?)
5. Be NOW in the stillness and silence so you can hear your story with your heart.
6. Practice bravery – it takes great courage to give voice to your story especially one you have silenced for years. So be patient. (see tip #3)
7. Be persistent – getting emotionally clear with your story requires the sweet gift of time. Keep getting clear by reflecting, journaling and rambling – a powerful story technique.
8. Be yourself – tell your story with your heart. Don’t worry if your story doesn’t appeal to everybody; you don’t need it to; plus, you can only be yourself. This also means sharing your story (scared!) and with all your imperfections. (Yes, I know… another easier said than done point!)
9. Trust the process of getting emotionally clear of your story to ramble, to storytelling and sharing and let the Universe handle all the details. When you don’t trust, you end up getting in the Universe’s way. The Universe will always come in through for you. It may not be the pace you want and how you see the outcome, but such is life.
10. Be wildly creative and have fun! Storytelling is not reserved for the creative elite – everyone can access creativity at any moment. Be willing to self-express yourself for the act of self-expression itself! And the more creative risks you are willing to take with your story, the more you appeal to your client’s senses and this helps him/her see his own story is him/herself – not just your story.
Kudos for coming this far!
Make 2013 the year when you’ll finally experience that breakthrough with your story whether it is privately or publically.
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