Could You Actually Be Telling the Wrong Story?

foot in mouth  Ever put your foot in your mouth?  Big time?

Me too.

In fact, my wife recently decided to tell the story, to two of our friends, of one of my biggest “open mouth/insert foot” incidents of our entire relationship.

I couldn’t believe she was going to tell it, yet I also had to admit there was some humor to be mined there. Continue reading

You Should Be Using This Awesome Shortcut Too

shortcut  How many times have you experienced the following: With the passage of time, something that felt 100% horrible when it happened turned out to be just what you needed at the time?

If you’re like most people you’ve experienced this continually, throughout your life.  You’ve had enough experience with it to know that, very often, what you think is awful turns out to be the opposite.

What if I could teach you a shortcut to reaching that perspective?  What if you didn’t have to wait all that time before realizing, discovering, and getting the benefits of something that feels terrible right now turning out to be just what you need? Continue reading

Are You, Too, Using the Wrong Litmus Test Everyday?

litmus_test  Most people use the wrong litmus test for the stories they tell as they imbue every person, place, thing, and experience with meaning and value.

Do you use this litmus test?  If you’re like most people, you invariably do because it reflects how most of us were taught our beliefs.

But you should stop using the wrong one and start telling stories according to a new litmus test that will serve you much better. Continue reading