Here at The Art of Standing Out LLC – Story Lab is where we work with you to begin the process of showing you how to begin story listening.
Storytelling is as old as humankind. The human psyche is designed to crave and share stories.
When we think how our senses are organized paying attention by listening is the perfect utilization of our resources. The Greek philosopher Epictetus said “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
When we watch with our eyes and listen with our ears we are doing the work to build our sense of understanding what makes other people tick, that’s what empathy is. The more we understand the people in the audiences we seek to reach the better communicators we become.
Listening can be instructive when we take the time to connect with the narratives we use for ourselves. Those personal narratives require attention too. You see, our personal narrative is like a computer operating system and programming. When we put mediocre programming into our personal operating system we get mediocre. And that’s a shame because each of us has a story to tell about those things we seem to have an uncanny knack for knowing/doing. However, we have to boot up those narratives that tell the story of our superpowers for them to serve us.
So that’s what we do in the story lab. We liberate the stories that will serve as your operating system for your founding of the business you wish to launch, the promotion you strive for, whatever you want to do can be achieved once you harness the power of your stories.
If our stories are like our operating system. Then our story is also equivalent to being our guiding light, our Northstar. Our stories are built upon the lessons learned from family, friends, and coaches. Who we are and what we’ve learned from those that have shared knowledge and wisdom along their journey have clad us with and pieces that we weave into our body armor that we use to plow ahead while making meaning and doing no harm along the way. That what integrity is. Integrity is all of those lessons you learned up to this point that shines a light on the path you travel, unwavering, consistent and strong in what you believe and why you believe.it
Definition of integrity