What’s in a story?

“There are no extraordinary people, only people that do extraordinary things” – Brad Brown

I often use stories & metaphors. I use them in general conversations. I use them in my coaching and workshops. I sometimes use them in social media.

You may have heard me talk about boats and rivers, about driving on the motorway and even about plantsbefore, if you’ve been following me.

I love using these metaphors as they help to paint a picture and explain complex things.

It helps the concepts become so much more relatable and understandable.

I occasionally include something more personal. Something that’s going on in my life or something that’s inspired me.

Yet I rarely talk about my story. As I don’t believe it’s very interesting.

The first part of my life was fairly ordinary. I left school, went to university, trained to be an accountant and had a reasonably successful career working in financial services. Along the way I got married and had two kids.

Don’t get me wrong, my life hasn’t always been easy – I often choose the toughest route through – but thankfully, it has been fairly drama and trauma free.

All pretty ordinary…

Yet over the last 5 years, I’ve done some pretty extraordinary things.

I’ll be sharing my story over the coming weeks and months as part of the My Story series. Many of these will be work related, from my time in the corporate world.

It will be interesting to see how many of these you can relate to from your own stories.

Get in touch if you’d like to have a chat.