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

Don’t Let Anyone Tell You How to Direct Your Movie!

Soundtrack  We are all storytellers.  We all have a constant, ongoing internal dialogue about everything we see and experience.  24-7

There is nothing in life which is, in and of itself, inherently “good” or “bad”.  Everything is “good” or “bad” – yet that designation (whether it’s good or bad) comes from you.

When you saw this post, for example, you had a reaction of “Awesome!”  Or “Oh no!”  Most likely your reaction was somewhere in between (although I hope it was closer to the “Awesome” 😉 ).

That reaction was the “story” you told yourself about finding this post and it became your reality.  But can you see that the story you told yourself is not the “objective reality” of my post, but the “subjective reality”?

After all, if you read the reviews of my books on Amazon, you’ll find that the vast majority of reviews love my writing – yet there is a small minority who don’t like it all.  Are my fans “correct” and the detractors “wrong”?  Of course!

Okay…I’m kidding, I’m kidding.  You know that the real answer is that no one’s story is “correct” or “wrong”; each story (the value being assigned by each person) is personal and subjective. Continue reading