Your Stories Don’t Define You, How You Tell Them Will
By Sarah Elkins
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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.
||Clean43: Embracing Transition as the New Normal||We are Living in Transition Now, What Stories Help Us Navigate this New Normal?||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean42: Giving Thanks When You Don't Have Much to Give||Family Traditions Build Lasting Stories and Strong Relationships||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean41: 30 Minutes Can Change Your Life Plans: A Library Story||A Thoughtful, Persuasive Leader Can Change Your Life in 30 Minutes||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean40: A Spark of Inspiration Is Only As Good As Your Response to It||The Spark that Started a Story of Innovation in Education||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean39: It Can Take Decades to Process an Experience||It Takes a Long Time to Realize How Some Stories Impact Our Lives||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean38: Stories of Outdoor Adventures Color Our Lives with Gratitude||Returning From an Adventure with No Toilet Paper Makes You Grateful for the Little Things||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean37: Slowing Down Time - Be A Storymaker||Appreciating the "In-Between Space”||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean36: Avoiding the After Conference Hangover||Create Memorable Stories and Relationships to Keep Your Momentum and Inspiration||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean35: Connect Deeply Through Travel and Adventure||Our Experiences with Others Create Shared Stories from Different Perspectives||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean34: We Can Choose How Our Stories Define Us||We Can Choose to Use Our Most Painful Experiences to Help Others||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean33: You Never Know Which of Your Stories Will Inspire You||Some Stories Become More Meaningful with Time||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean32: If You're Not Present, You're Risking More Than You Think||The 3 Band-Aid Story as a Reminder to Be Present||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31: Being Born to do Something Doesn't Mean it's Easy||The Story of Your Passion is Also a Story of Overcoming Fear||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30: Use Humor to Engage and Connect||Storytelling is Best with an Element of Humor||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29: Desperate For Connection, Stories Build Relationships||The Disconnect Between Us and Our Human Nature||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28: A Hero's Story Doesn't Have to be Epic||It Just Has to be Meaningful and Well Told||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27: Choose Your Location, and the Job Will Follow||The Stories We Choose Define Us||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26: Applying Our Stories Through Generations||How Our Family History Shapes Our Internal Narrative||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25: Your Brain on Stories: How Stories Impact Your World View||Impacts of Hearing and Writing Other People's Stories||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24: Expectations: Fuel for Resentment, or Critical Growth Factor?||The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Others Can Wreak Havoc in Relationships||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23: Every Interaction is an Opportunity||Modeling Behavior to Change the Story||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22: An Unlikely Foundation for Optimism||Some Stories Teach Us the Wrong Lessons - At First||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: Your History is Your Story; It Doesn't Have to Be Your Future||At Some Point, We Must Take Responsibility for Our Happiness||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: Every Event Tells A Story||It's Your Guests Who Will Tell It||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: Your "Why" Doesn't Matter||Find Your "What", Find Your Purpose||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: The Stories You Share Define You||The Stories You Share Demonstrate Your Character||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: Struggle Stories Help Define Patterns||Code: Opportunity for Personal Growth||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: Road Trip Stories to Build Relationships||What You and Your Children Remember of Their Childhood Can Be Wildly Different||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: Music and Stories: Lessons Easily Applied to Life||Music Performance as Analogy for Successful Team Building||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: Stories as Lessons for What NOT to Do||Discerning Patterns and Choosing Change||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: Stories Shared Create Safe Space||Demonstrate Caring Online, Make a Difference Offline||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Your Value is Yours to Define||The Stories You Share Help Define Your Value||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Even in Dreams, Stories Offer Opportunity for Self Reflection||Exposed? Vulnerable? That's good, because that's how we connect.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: So, You Think You're a Good Manager?||Try a New Tactic: Stories to Improve Management Skills||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Exhausted and Frustrated: A Perfect Recipe for Professional Disaster||Stories Shared to Practice Intentional Behavior||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: You Don't Have to Like Them. You Have to Work with Them.||Stories Shape Our Work Experience and Relationships||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Hungry and Scared: A Story to Build Courage||Storytelling as Reminders of Strength and Courage||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Living Up to Expectations of Others: A Story of External Inspiration||When One Person's Belief in You Can Turn Your Life Around||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Find Your "Brave", Use Stories as Evidence||When You Must Be Brave, Remember Your Past||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Getting Out Alive: A Story of Professional Survival||Inc Columnist John White AKA Juan Blanco shares his success story||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: How Storytelling Shapes Your Internal Messages||Boning a Corset as a Metaphor||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Is Imposter Syndrome Damaging Your Internal Stories?||Internal Storytelling Matters - Fight Imposter Syndrome by Reframing Internal Messages||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Micromanagers Inspire... You to Quit||We Find Inspiration In Unlikely Stories||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I love this! I look forward to all episodes
Sarah Elkins has a rare talent for relating to others through so many mediums - music, performance, writing and now, in this new series, podcasting as well. I loved her first episode and I look forward to hearing all others. Well done!
Great topic! Excellent insight!
So proud of my friend, Sarah Elkins, and the launch of her new podcast! I really enjoyed her inaugural podcast and look forward to hearing more.
Sarah’s ability to dissect a situation, ask the hard questions and accept vulnerabilities enables her to relate on many levels.
Sarah uses her keen sense of communication to help make and share stories about life changes, work challenges, and even relationships. And when you listen for understanding you’ll also find your own relatable story. I know I have.
Whether she is writing, singing, or creating a podcast Sarah puts her heart and soul into everything she does. And it shines through! Good luck Sarah! I know you will rock this.
Sarah is 1 in a million
If anyone is helping evolve our society and culture for the better, it’s Sarah. Her keen intellect, compassion for humanity and strong communication skills are a major asset that she brings to each relationship and every interaction. Anyone who takes time to listen to her speak will inevitably be inspired and enlightened.