The power of micro-stories

Watch out for micro-stories. Micro-stories are those one or two sentence stories we tell ourselves about some aspect of our lives. Most people aren’t even aware they have these micro-stories. They also aren’t aware of how often they share these stories. “I would totally exercise, but I am just too busy.” “I’ve tried everything, it won’t work.” “My boss doesn’t get what I am trying to do here.” Micro-stories have an unequaled power to stop us in our tracks. It might be a correct story, but what if it wasn’t? What would happen if we just stopped telling that story?

by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan is the Head Coach at Sandcastle Company, a Seattle-based leadership training organization. His first book, Future Leader: Rebooting Leadership to Win the Millennial and Tech Future [link], is now available. Jonathan regularly writes and speaks about The New Leader Way, leadership resilience, and the future of work. He has years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, a master's degree from Seattle University, and professional coach training from the University of Miami.

Filed under: Leadership

Published on September 10, 2018

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