It’s obvious I’m passionate about helping people identify and tell their superhero story in a compelling way. And everyone has a superhero story waiting to explode onto the scene.
Good stories connect us with one another. They uplift and inspire. And in our professional lives, good stories are indispensable. They’re essential to success and standing out.
This isn’t just the case for entrepreneurs, but for job seekers, too.
“Why are you interested in this job?”
How’s that interview gem make you feel? Having relevant talents and skills is important, but a story that combines the powerful, compelling details about who you are and what drives you is the key that makes a difference.
An excellent and inspiring case in point is Chris Rene’s audition for Simon Cowell’s talent show, The X Factor. This video has 8.6 million views (and counting). Check it out below.
How amazing storytelling and musical talent took Chris Rene
from hauling trash and addiction to stardom – quite literally overnight
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Love the guy. His video has way more views than other contestants who went through, and the key differentiating factor is his story.
Chris tells his superhero story with passion and the killer combo of truth and love. He’s interesting, interested, and makes himself stand out because he knows how to tell his story.
My question to you is this – what’s your superhero story?
Why Character Trumps Credentials
Chris has zero fancy credentials I’m aware of. He hauls trash for a living. And yet, he’s inspired us with his heroic story, one he probably wasn’t even aware he had to this extent.
And this can be true for your story, too.
What affected you growing up? What challenges did you overcome?
Make a list of them. They can be about anything: A painful break-up. Addiction. Abuse. Getting bullied at school. Losing a job or losing a loved one because of an accident, cancer, etc. If you’re uncomfortable talking about it, chances are it’s something valuable – something that’s worth sharing.
Your self-definition matters. And it’s about more than an expensive piece of paper.
It’s time to start working on your bio.
How to Ramp Up Your Story Mojo
I keep receiving requests for 1-on-1 coaching these days from folks who want to tell a more compelling story to have more business opportunities, get clear on their passion, support their reinvention, etc. Unfortunately, my schedule is jam-packed, and I no longer have the time or availability. But if you want to ramp up your story mojo, you can get my course, “The New About Me.”
So for those of you who are interested and who’ve asked, don’t wait for more 1-on-1 coaching slots with me to open up – don’t let that be an obstacle. Get the course and start working on your bio today.
Thanks again for watching and happy learning!
Join us for StoryU Online’s next course – Undeniable Story: an 8-week program where you learn our six-step storytelling framework for humanizing business. Priority registration opens in just a few weeks: sign up here for our early-bird discount list.