Human beings are hard-wired for narrative - it’s how our brains work, how we make sense of the world and our lives. Seventy per cent of what we learn is through stories - so if you want to connect with other people, the most effective way is to tell a story. In some fundamental sense we need stories. As an individual but particularly as a business owner, one of the most powerful ways of making … [Read more...] about Why is it so important to tell stories?
I love the BBC genealogy programme Who Do You Think You Are?, which takes well-known people deep into their family history and on an emotional journey that often changes their lives for ever. There is something truly profound about uncovering your roots, finding out who your ancestors were and what challenges they faced in their lives. I’ve dipped in and out of my family history over the years … [Read more...] about The joy of finding wisdom in your family tree
Our brains are hardwired to tell stories. We make sense of our inner and outer worlds by coming up with a narrative. I’ve written here before about our storytelling brains, and how the bulk of our memories are fiction. We all have our stories - from the gossipy small stories to the big, narrative arc of our life story. There’s nothing wrong with telling tales, as long as we remain aware that … [Read more...] about When is it time to rewrite the script?