What’s Your Story Line?

Early in 1992, Bill Clinton did something that no liberal Democrat had done since 1952: he lost New Hampshire on his way into his presidential campaign.  When the votes dry up, so do campaign funds. Clinton’s organization was facing a fiscal crisis. They needed to earn $90,000 in one day in order to stay in the race. What instrument of thought did Clinton use to get the funds?

One of the most influential figures in Hollywood is someone you probably would not know by name or face. For more than twenty years he has been teaching three-day seminars across the U.S. and Europe. Over 60,000 people have plunked down between six and eight hundred dollars to sit in on his seminar.  To date, over fifty academy awards and more than one hundred seventy Emmys have been awarded to his students. What is the power tool that McKee shares?

Finally, by what means did Deepak Chopra’s mother craft a memory for her child that influenced him beyond any other? This single item would become the wind in his sails for becoming a best-selling author, an endocrinologist and the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.

Do you have the single answer to this question?

Bill Clinton, Robert McKee and Deepak’s mother all used story to inspire unprecedented feats.

Joseph Campbell said, “Myth (a.k.a. story) is the secret to opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human manifestation.”

If you want to walk through the doors to your greatest ideals and intentions, you must know how to make them open. Storytelling is the key. How well do you know how to craft the stories that will send your dreams rushing in?

Would you like to improve your ability to clarify and convey your story? 

We’d love to be your support. I’m proud to host through my company SoulSalt Inc. a free seminar that will help you to take the next step in Online Video Marketing.

This workshop will help you to create online promotional videos to capture leads by learning exactly what to say and how to present yourself on camera for your promo video, and any other future video’s you create online, whether it is to be used as a feature on your home page, your website or your Facebook fan page.  When you attend the workshop, you will have real time feedback on your script from other business owners, as well as from expert Neil Bryce at Bryce Media.

Our video workshop will be held Thursday, February 28th from 3:30-6:00 PM at Bryce Media’s production house in Sandy located at 8683 South 700 West.

Seating is limited, so please register by clicking on the link here: februaryvideoworkshop.eventbrite.com


Review And Set Intentions For The New Year

Robin Blanc Mascari is a modern day pioneer. Her distinct power starts in her optimism as it beckons us to step into the undiscovered territory that often lies between our own wisdom and what inspiration is trying to tell us. Robin is here to inspire others to grow and become the most expanded version of themselves.

I have come to know her through the dynamics of a free program called 30-Minutes of Wisdom. Robin has co-created this offering with her husband Gregory. You can participate every Friday via the Enlightened Network.

But let me digress back to the year 1986. At that time Robin was at a breakfast gathering where one of the attendees gifted the group with a set of 86 questions. These questions were designed to help each individual review 1986 mindfully and prepare for 1987. The exercise appealed to Robin.

She went home and took time to thoughtfully complete all 86 questions. Then Robin culminated the exercise by sharing her answers with a friend. Upon reflection she tracked the time this project had taken. The tally added up to several hours which inspired her to craft a shortened, more user-friendly version.

Over time, as each year came to an end Robin handed out her revised set of questions.

Subsequently, she has heard stories from hundreds of people expressing the wonderful experiences they have had with her set of questions.

Today, with Robin’s permission I share the questions with you. Perhaps you’ll find them as valuable as I have. And if that is the case, feel free to share them with others as Robins has. Or follow her example by printing several sets off, roll them up with ribbon and gift them to important people in your life.

  1. Click here to see the 28 Questions: Completing and Remembering 2011
  2. If you have discovered value in this article, feel free to participate in this up coming 30-Minutes of Wisdom call: Reviewing And Setting Intentions For The New Year on Friday December 23 2011.
  3. Worried you might miss out on this call? Don’t worry. You can go here and review the recordings of 30-Minutes of Wisdom.



Read Lyns Alternative to New Years Resolutions.

Just Say It

Two years ago I decided to return to competitive sports. I started training for sprint triathlons. And somewhere in a lucid moment when my partner was within earshot I stated, “One of the benefits for all this training is that I want to be fit enough to pick up and do a triathlon at any time.”

I spent from January 1st 2010 to September 25th 2010 training for my first event. I had to overcome the fact that I didn’t know how to swim beyond the doggie paddle. I had to face off with the fact that I have a panic evoking fear of drowning. I didn’t own a decent mountain bike and I’d had not competed in sports for some time. During this year when my birthday cake would read “51” I learned how to push myself both mentally and physically in ways I’ve never dreamed. I also learned how to take care of myself in ways that included: better nutrition, more mindful rest, smarter recovery measures, etc.

The race came and went. I did better than expected: I took 2nd in my age group. During the winter I stayed conscious to maintain some sort of base. When April 2011 came, I completed a second sprint tri. Afterward I felt whole and healthy. Thank goodness I’d kept up some sort of regime because when spring started to poke its head out I discovered this race with only two weeks to purchase a road-bike and ramp up preparation. I placed 2nd overall in women. That left me extremely satisfied and grateful. And, I said so to my partner.

She floored me with her response, “Isn’t that what you said you wanted to do? Didn’t you intend to be able to just go do a sprint like you did today?”

I had forgotten.

Her words went “thud” in the bottom of my memory bank.

I had been so focused on all the things I had to do in order to meet my goal that I had forgotten to keep an eye on one of the most desired outcomes. Taking time to acknowledge this outcome increased my joy and confidence in that moment and stored fuel for future big hairy goals I’m sure I’ll be setting.

It is powerful when we speak out loud what we truly desire. It is equally important to do so in the moment when the desire bubbles up fresh and clear.

So what about you? Is there something you are working toward? Have you shared all of the reasons behind your goal? If not, don’t wait. The notice “this is the right time” doesn’t automatically pop up on your calendar. Speak up. Say what you want more than once if you’d like and in front of those who care enough to be your memory bank. Just say it!