Struggling to complete that big work project painting or manuscript These inspiring tips from creative masters Shakespeare and less likely sources...
I just finished writing the last chapter of "Business Storytellng for Dummies" that will hit the bookstores this December. The chapter was half done and I hit a wall -- the kind runners experience when you question if you have anything left to give and wonder how you are ever going to make it to the finish line.
So when I came across this article today, I naturally gravitated toward it. And I thought as you work in your business or organization, the words of wisdom in this article by Faisal Hoque might help you too.
And stories play a role! Particularly fairy tales. So this post is definitely more about how stories can assist you personally rather than how using stories can help you lead or grow your business.
Hoque reminds us that fairy tales contain all kinds of problem solving structures and techniques. These structures and techniques are available for us as we face life challenges and resolve life's issues.
It is an easy and inspiring read. Feel like you haven't been exposed enough to fairy tales to take advantage of their insights? Then go here to listen to all the Grimm Fairy Tales in audio format: http://www.worldoftales.com/fairy_tales/Grimm's_fairy_tales_audio.html
Now here's the trick -- as you are listening to the fairy tales, just sit back and enjoy them. Don't try to figure out what problem solving structures are embedded therein. Just keep listening to them and let those insights from the stories percolate upward.
Enjoy this different kind of article than what I usually curate -- I hope you find it both informative and inspiring.
Review written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it