What story do you tell yourself? How does the story you tell yourself impact your life relationship? How often do you question your beliefs?
In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Kindra Hall from Success Magazine about how choosing your story can change your life.
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Meet Kindra Hall
Kindra Hall, MA Wall Street, is a sought-after keynote speaker trusted by global brands to deliver messages that inspire teams and individuals to better communicate the value of their company, their products, and their individuality through strategic storytelling. Hall is also the Chief Storytelling Officer at Success Magazine where she shares the inspiring, often untold, stories of achievers like Daymond John, Deepak Chopra, James Altucher, and Misty Copeland in print and on the podcast Success Stories with Kindra Hall.
Kindra Hall is also the best-selling author of Stories that Stick: How Storytelling Can Captivate Customers, Influence Audiences, and Transform Your Business. Her highly anticipated second book, Choose Your Story, Change Your Life: Silence Your Inner Critic and Rewrite Your Life from the Inside Out, releases in January of 2022.
In This Podcast
- Kindra’s advice to private practitioners
We are storytellers, that’s who we are as humans. I’m not talking about the stories that we share with each other … you are a very good storyteller when it comes to the internal stories that are happening. (Kindra Hall)
The stories that you tell yourself are not obvious. They are quiet and consistent in your mind, but they are strong enough to dictate much of what you think and feel about the world.
Therefore, the first step to changing these stories is to become aware of them and catch them in the moments that you perceive them in action.
Once we catch these stories, and often they come to us as statements, like limiting beliefs … that’s where the second step is to go deeper and [ask], “where is this coming from?” What are the stories from my life that have equated or built up to this belief or statement that I have now created as a truth and is holding me back? (Kindra Hall)
As you become more aware of what you say to yourself, or what meanings you attach to events in life, you can begin to question their origins.
Do they come from a healthy place? Are these beliefs or truths that you agree with? Do they put you in alignment with where you want to be?
Raising awareness is one aspect of changing your story. The next step is to take action, address those that do not serve you, and instead choose to embrace those that do.
A story depends on you to be created and listened to. Therefore, be aware of where you put your energy and which stories you pay attention to in order to choose those that properly serve you in your life.
These limiting stories are there to keep us safe but what stories, instead of having those subconsciously on repeat, what stories can I consciously curate, choose, and insert when I start going down that spiral? (Kindra Hall)
Stories are ongoing, so it is a continuous process, but it is a worthwhile investment of time and energy in your quality of life to address how you talk to yourself and about your life.
Installing new stories requires a level of discipline. Be sure to use your good, uplifting, empowering, and self-fulfilling stories instead of only thinking about them once and never again.
When you find a story that moves you towards your future and more developed self, you must use it.
Over time, the more you use them, the more they become installed and integrated into your self-perception.
Kindra’s advice to private practitioners
While you are often working with your client’s stories, you need to be careful in monitoring your own stories as well because your job is big and difficult.
You can find more satisfaction, joy, purpose, and protection when you watch your stories too.
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