I could get the experience in another way by identifying my learning gaps, learning what I need to bridge those gaps, then putting that into practice, enabling me to learn and grow.
The first trick of asking questions is to determine if your question is a good one. Just because a question has never been asked does not make it good. Smart people have been asking questions for quite a few centuries now, so many of the questions that haven’t been asked are bound to yield some uninteresting answers.
“By adopting alternative approaches to your business, you and your company will survive to innovate another day.” Seth Godin.
“What you do doesn’t depend on you – it depends on the other fellow.” Sanford Meisner
This misquoted, misinterpreted and misunderstood myth came back into my mind recently, because of how many studies and stories continue to be taken out of context, and how so many facts are not being checked, causing them to be misreported, resulting in misleading people.
We had to rule things in or out; or if they fell into the maybe category we had to find a way of understanding why this WorkLife choice may or may not work and then rule it in or out. And so the process continued.
Creating a WorkLife you love that fulfils your wants and needs, will be ongoing throughout the chapters of your WorkLife. We all have more than one career or side-hustle within us, should we choose to change our WorkLife path at our different WorkLife stages.
Stories of what people did when life threw them a curveball, when they had to regroup and rethink their WorkLife plan. Stories of sometimes unimaginable pain and loss. Stories of courage and strength in the face of adversity. Stories of resilience, reinvention and ultimately recovery.
Develop your storytelling ability by making storytelling part of your daily life. After all storytelling is the best communication tool a conversationalist, presenter, influencer, negotiator or leader can use; and as a strategy, whenever you want to make an impact tell a story.
Origin Stories matter because as people we love stories. We’re curious about a person’s story that made them who they are. Stories help us to understand and relate to each other.