In the course of our coaching session, he stated, “I want to relate a story about my mom.
“Good,” I replied. Tell me the narrative, please.
“My mum raised me by herself. She put in a ton of effort, working two or even three jobs to make sure we had a wonderful life. Even though she couldn’t be there for me in person, she still managed to be there for me in spirit. Without the sacrifices Mom made, I wouldn’t exist.” After wiping away a tear, he showed me her photo.
I remarked, “That’s not a story. It is a factual list.
I shouldn’t tell it, then. He enquired, giving me the impression that I had recommended that we race through the park in our underwear.
“I’m not telling you to keep it to yourself. Just letting you know that it’s not quite done. You must transform the facts into a narrative. Finding the story’s purpose is the simplest place to start. Why do you tell me this? What did you learn from this tale? What should I learn from this tale?”
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Not comprehending the point of the tale and the point of their story is the most frequent problem I encounter with coaching clients.
Persuasion is the goal of the narrative. Its objective is to influence listeners to act, think, or feel in some way after hearing it. You must comprehend the purpose of your story before you begin writing it. Simply consider your proposed plot and ponder its purpose. If you are struggling to come up with one, then you probably only have a list of facts and will need to look more to uncover the real meaning behind the narrative.
To the coaching session we return…
“What did having a mother like that teach you?” I quizzed him.
That we can’t accomplish anything on our own, he said.
And what else?
That we shouldn’t lose sight of our origins, he remarked. And that although being a mother may not always feel like her work is vital, there are times when it truly is.
Bingo, I murmured. “It has a purpose. two, to be exact. Keep in mind who brought you here, and don’t undervalue your influence on other people. That message is strong. The tale now merits recounting.”
When we were young students in school, we were frequently required to read stories and discern their morals. Recall that? It is the same with this. Discover your story’s lesson, and your audience will understand your narrative.
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