What Do You Say, When You Don’t Know What to Say?

Traffic to The Z Section was higher than normal early Wednesday. I had no clue as to why. Could it be I wrote such a stellar blog post? Maybe.

But it turned out that was not the case. I noticed that I was getting some referrals from Michael Hyatt’s blog about Intentional Leadership (check out his wonderful blog here … and subscribe to it!).

I figuratively scratched my head and wondered why I was getting traffic from Hyatt’s blog, but I was busy with other stuff, so I kept moving. Every time I checked on my site stats (and I can get OCD about them as I try to build a platform), the number kept increasing at a higher than normal pace at a higher than normal clip. (At 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, I was just three page views away from previous best. Update: I was just one page view away from my best at the end of the day.)

Finally, late in the afternoon, I checked out the referral link from Hyatt’s blog, and lo, and behold, but what do my wondering eyes discover: He posted his latest “This is Your Life” podcast about changing your story and changing your life. He had solicited questions from his blog readers, and my question about how faith played into that was selected along with six others.

Below is a snippet from the blog; you can click the link below to listen to the entire podcast or download it.

You can change your life by changing your story.  There are five ways you can take control of the narrative in your head.

Recognize the voice in your head.

Jot down what the voice is saying.

Evaluate whether this story is empowering.

Write down a different story.

Start telling yourself the new story.

Listener Questions

  1. Jana Botkin asked, “How can I tell the difference between telling myself a story of delusional optimism and the truth?”
  2. Julie Sunne asked, “My inner narrator often take me in a million different directions. Can you offer some pointers for focusing our inner stories?”
  3. Mary DeMuth asked, “When you are living your story and continue to do the same thing over and over again, getting the same crummy result, how do you encourage yourself to think differently and stop doing that thing that’s not working?”
  4. Noah Coley asked, “What is your best advice for helping someone understand that they can be the authors of their own story rather than simply reacting to a story that’s been given to them?”
  5. Russ Hess asked, “Is there a practical way to refocus the meaning we associate with the various events of our lives to lead us to a greater sense of fulfillment?”
  6. Rob Ketterling asked “Why do you think we work so hard to avoid the change rather than make the change?”
  7. Bobby Warren asked, “How important is faith in changing your story?”

via #038: Change Your Story, Change Your Life [Podcast] | Michael Hyatt – Intentional Leadership.

It was an honor to be included in Michael Hyatt’s podcast. I am a big fan of his, and to be mentioned (along with a link to this blog) was incredibly generous of him.

So, Michael, thank you.

If you do not have his book “Platform: Get Noticed in a Busy World!” you should. Here is my Amazon affiliate link:

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