True or False? When telling a good story, does it matter?

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True or False? When telling a good story, does it matter?

True or False? When telling a good story, does it matter? There is a debate among some in the NLP/hypnosis community concerning the question of veracity in your story telling. Some people feel that the only thing that matters is effectively getting the message across to the listener, so the storyteller may play fast and loose with the facts, even …

A Tale of Perseverance: “The Old Alchemist”

“The Old Alchemist” by Allan B. Chinen, (Copyright © LearningtoGive.org) Once upon a time, there lived an old man with his beautiful daughter. She fell in love with a handsome lad, and the two married with the old man’s blessing. The young couple led a happy life, except for one problem: the husband spent his time working on alchemy, dreaming …

Using Stories in Coaching and in Marketing (and in entertainment and in…)

I love my job. Well, to be truthful, I love parts of my job. I had a professor once who said, “Every job has some ditch digging in it.” He meant that there was inglorious grunt work that went with every endeavor. Erecting a magnificent building requires that first you dig a hole to lay a foundation. Writing a book …

Be the Tortoise AND the Hare

Be the Tortoise AND the Hare A Neo-Ericksonian Approach to Competition. Everyone know the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. It is a classic morality tale in which the moral of the story is “Slow and Steady Wins the Race.” The reason the tortoise wins the race however is not that slow and steady, by definition, wins races, but …

The Big Rocks of Life – improved

As far as I know Stephen Covey deserves credit for this metaphor. I’ve used it with  hundreds of clients over the years. Recently, via one of my coaching clients, I discovered an improvement. First, let’s look at the original  – from the master, Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of “
First Things First” The Big Rocks of Life One day this …

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