Stories are my favorite thing in the world. I love stories more than hot chocolate; more than fresh cut flowers; more than the South of France. Okay! Maybe not more than the South of France, but I think you get the point. Stories are my jam. I love to hear them, tell them, connect them, and collect them. It has been said storytelling is the oldest form of education. People of every culture throughout time have shared stories as a means of passing down traditions, beliefs and historical events to future generations.
I love all stories, but I am especially interested in the stories that women tell.
Are we telling stories that help or hinder us?
Are the stories that help us make friends and become endeared to our tribe different from the stories that establish us as a leader and help us succeed professionally?
I think the answer to this question is YES! I believe the stories we tell that make us likable and included in the tribe are very different from the stories we tell to inspire and lead others. Those are the stories that allow us to climb to the top professionally. I also think many women are inadvertently telling the wrong stories every day!