Using the 7 Elements to a Story to Design YOUR Legend
You should have absorbed the “7 Elements to a Story” from Tuesday’s “Demystifying Leadership” by now. If you haven’t, go back and check it out and watch the 3+ minutes of video on it! (here’s the link: http://theinevitablebusiness.com/2018/10/the-seven-elements-to-a-great-story/)
Now, here’s your focal point today:
- Which of the 7 elements are you strongest on?
We ALWAYS begin with our strengths. Bookmark this point. Always begin with the strength! Most people believe that the best way to move forward is to fix what is wrong. To the extent that it is true that a chain is only as strong as the weakest link, it’s true. However, we aren’t chains nor mechanical apparatus. We are flesh and blood and human psychology.
Ponder this deep truth: if you improve upon strength, it will pull the “weak link” upwards faster and further than operating on fixing the “weak link” This is the greatest promise and potential of being human!
So back to the task at hand: when you focus on the elements that are your strongest, and strengthen even more, notice the uplift. Do that now. Get help if you really don’t have a plan to strengthen the best parts of you.
- Which of the 7 elements are you most hindered by?
(just because we build strength first, doesn’t mean that we ignore the challenges. We just do them 2nd.)
Do you have a plan to strengthen the challenges? Does something need to be healed first? Do you KNOW what to do first and the sequence beyond that and where to find the resources and everything that you need? (Hint: it DOES FOLLOW the “7 Elements of the Story” – work on the pieces that will make YOU a better “movie” or Legend or end with a better ending!)
Do that now!
- Now, ask yourself, having accomplished the first two bullet points: Is this a better story now? Can you/ DID you implement it? What happened? Would Hollywood “buy the option” on your story? Why or why not?
You ARE the hero of your story. It IS “plastic” that it is to say, malleable and fungible. You can’t change the beginning of your story, but every day, you write a new ending!
Do a magnificent ending now. Repeat.