Can Storytelling Techniques Help Develop a Powerful Mindset?
Check out storytelling techniques in action by remembering the thoughts that run around inside your head. These might be thoughts about:
Your love life
The job market
Breaking a bad habit
Whatever thoughts run around inside your head are your own storytelling techniques in action!
People are constantly telling themselves stories about the day. A musician just complained to me that he is having a hard times getting gigs (jobs) because of the current leader of his country. What the WHAT???
Catch yourself telling stories about your life.
What story do you tell yourself about things that happen?
Imagine you have a day in which these things happen:
- the delivery boy throws your newspaper into the bushes; plus the sprinkler is on. Your paper is drenched and unreadable.
- A computer virus wipes out your entire hard drive.
- Your tire blows out on the way to a big meeting and you have to walk miles. And it's raining hard.
- Your child continues to give you the silent treatment for no apparent reason.
The typical response one might imagine for each of these is some version of “oh NO!” (with or without cuss words).
Eeyore (from the Winnie the Pooh series) comes to mind. He complains that things like that always happen to him. Here's one of the great Eeyore quotes:
Nobody tells me. Nobody keeps me informed. I make it 17 days come Friday since anyone spoke to me.
A series of orange juice commercials catches my ear, because they are a fantastic mindset lesson.
When the person who is going to have a series of “bad” things happen in a day, his or her response is “perfect!” (said with enthusiasm, not sarcasm) rather than dread.
Here is one of those orange juice commercials:
Perception Shapes Reality
There is no “set response” to a thing happening.
Here is my version of responding to a “bad day” with positive expectancy and a great mindset:
Imagine I'm looking into a crystal ball that predicts my day…
Crystal Ball: “Your website will be down for six hours.
Me: “Excellent! Right after I send my customers a special coupon?”
Crystal Ball: “Yep.”
Me: “Perfect! Anything else?”
Crystal Ball: “The order button link will not work for no apparent reason.”
Me: “Great! And I'll spend several hours trying to track down the problem, right?”
Crystal Ball: “Sure will.”
Me “Good thing I had my mindshift!”
Use storytelling techniques to aft a powerful story
1. Catch your typical story running in your mind.
2. Decide the more positive, profitable story you wish to tell yourself.
3. Write down that new beneficial story
4. Rehearse saying it often.
5. Join the Miracle Mindshift Month and transform your mindset in just 31 days.
“Good Thing I Had My Mindshift!”!
your mindset is 100% under your control. It is not dependent upon your nation's leader, the economy, the weather, the day of the week, or anything else.
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Will you practice storytelling techniques that move you toward your goals? I sure hope so!
Follow your B.L.I.S.S.!
Ronda Del Boccio, the Story lady
#1 bestselling nonfiction and fantasy author * Celebrity Author Mentor
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