3 Things About Storytelling You Can’t Control

Today I met Josh. He has 3 kids, is 35 and works in IT; was I looking at myself?. He wants to tell his story but he doesn’t know how or if he’s ready to tell that story. I could tell he wants to use his story to help others.  Josh wants to help teenagers at a critical time in their lives. What did I learn from Josh?   You Never Know Who Is Listening Josh didn’t know who (me) was listening to him or how it might be impactful. You won’t always know how your story is going to …

Why Your Struggle Matters

  I was putting away laundry tonight and I had two epiphanies. Have you ever heard that it is harder parenting girls as they age. Maybe you’ve heard the opposite about boys. My epiphany was this: that is a load of crap.   It’s not that kids don’t get more challenging to parent as they age, but I was lying to myself that it is hard. Learning a new language is hard, parenting is challenging. Things that are challenging I absolutely want to do because they create struggle. That struggle is where you find yourself learning and growing. That struggle …