Are You a Silent Suzy?
“I’m still in the silent phase and I want to impact others professionally and personally with my personal story, but I tend to get in my way and I don’t push forward as much as I can with my story.”
You are attracted to the premise of how your compelling story can have the influence and impact you need with your colleagues and your clients.
Who you are
As one who has shared your story in some form in the past, you’re eager to step up and out with your story. You’ve witnessed first-hand how your self-worth, esteem and image improved by giving voice to your story. You’re a business owner, leader, speaker, coach, visionary or anyone with a very important message and service. You know your story depends on you getting the word out.
Your biggest focus right now is to discover your most compelling story and learn how to use it to help get the word out about what it is you do. You realize that your story is the missing “link” to bringing people into your tribe and world. It is your job to demystify this “riddle” and use your story to help, heal and serve others.
You are on a global mission. You want to build a bridge of people of all cultures, ethnicities, religions and sexual orientation. You have come to value how personal stories can strengthen and enhance human connections and lead to a reduction of hate while bring about compassion, respect and celebration of the richness each person has to contribute.
What your issues tend to be
You are concerned with telling the best possible story you could be telling in your business right now, and you are getting in your way. You still aren’t clear on what makes your story compelling and how to use it in your business.
Fear and doubts also get in the way because you may be feeling that your story doesn’t have story-worthy material. You want to do the right thing that feels good for your business but don’t want to get too creative at the expense that you might be diluting your message.
You are also stressed by the marketing. You want to work smarter, not harder. You know that your online peeps have a limited attention span online and you want to use your marketing in an authentic way that also feels right for your business goals. You want to personalize the content. You want to give voice to your cause but aren’t sure how to “frame” your story in a way that will resonate with your peeps – both online and offline.
When talking about your business in front of clients, you want to do or say something that will impact the way they feel – the same goes for your online peeps. You know that “feel good marketing” can only go so far and you intuitively know your story is the key to your success.
Because of these issues, you end up resisting the idea of using your personal story for your professional success. That’s because you were never listened to through the eyes of your story and you’re still learning how to get you more recognition to help you make the social, emotional and material impact that you deserve!
What you need most right now
Your primary goal is to first get emotionally clear on your story or riddle, your motivation for sharing your story and your story goals. Once you’re clear on that, it’s time to create a plan that will showcase your highest “story goods.”
This plan looks like this:
• How to choose and create a story that authentically aligns with your goals
• How to engage and motivate your teams with your story
• How to create an accountability/support system for your goals
In the process, you may find you have more than one awe-inspiring, kick-ass story and the challenge will be to determine how these stories fit together to support your personal and/or professional goals. You’re probably trying to win the perfectionist attitude over which can get in your way. Finally, it’s all about creating the right plan that will help you move forward with your story goals, how you want to communicate your story, the format and purpose in order to create accountability and focus that will have the most impact on others.
You’ll thrive in The Online Group Program – “What the Heck is Your Story?”