What’s Your Hero’s Journey? Door Peter de Kuster A Great Story to Tell When it comes to having a great story to tell, Julia Child gets it! In her wonderful book …. her mission is to bring the wonderful French kitchen to the American public. I love that. Simply love it! Don’t you wish you had such a great story to tell? My point: This goes to the Heart of Your Dreamjob. The essence of your great story. Something you … CARE ABOUT. Something that Matters. Something that you will Stand for. The Power of Your Story Telling a great story is so bloody obvious to me: When one has an ‘inspiring’ story to tell as Julia Child did, life gets a whole lot simpler. The rewards of having a great story is that you define yourself based on a point you care deeply about. That your story reaches out with a powerful connecting
experience. Your story is an emotional connection point that transcends your product… A great story to tell is a great story that is never completely told. Your story is ultimately about nothing more (and nothing less) than heart. It’s about passion… what you care about. It’s about what’s inside you, what’s inside your dream company.
Tell Your Story Ask yourself the following quest – ions to discover your quest story. WHO AM I? WHY AM I HERE? HOW AM I UNIQUE? HOW CAN I MAKE A DRAMATIC DIFFERENCE? WHO CARES? DO I CARE? What is my hero’s journey in life? What’s the story I want to convey to people? And how do i make sure that what I have to offer the world is actually unique? Your Story in Action You, the storyteller of your own life and company must turn your work in a Dreamjob, a Person of Excellence – who is always initiating Amazing Stuff for clients. Find your own Heroes/Rolemodels/Mentors. Do Testdrives. Tell Stories. If you want to have a hero’s work, well, then, you need, role model heroes. A dreamjob hero asks one question: GOT ANY GOOD STORIES? He and she who has the best story wins (what’s your story?) Some people look for things that went wrong in their past story and try to fix them. Heroes look for things that went right and try to build their present and future story to build on them.
How does your story work for you: Stories are …. the fire that animates our ‘reasoning process’ Stories give us “permission” to act. Stories are photographs of who we aspire to be Stories cause emotional responses Stories connect Stories are .. us. Your Hero’s Journey Story: I want my dreamjob I make testdrives, testdrives, testdrives I find heroes, rolemodels, mentors Experience great dreamjobs Tell stories about it Promote my own story Build a portfolio of dreamprojects Walk through walls and barriers to spread my story I am in DREAMJOB Land Ready to Change the World Hint: Your Hero’s Journey Story never ends!