This book is quite powerful since it focuses on silencing our inner critic and rewriting our life form the inside out. This is a favourite topic of mine so I happily devoured this book and made a bunch of notes in the margins as I read it.
One of the things I love about Kindra’s book is that – not surprisingly -- they’re always filled with stories and relevant examples to the work she’s sharing. She talks a lot about how the stories we tell ourselves can make our dream life or business a reality or how they can turn it into an impossible fantasy. That’s the power of the stories we tell ourselves.
In this book, Kindra dives into a number of great topics, including the importance of uncovering the truth about the power of our own stories and how we can take control of our self-story to become the author of who we are.
In case you’ve never hard of the Moth, it’s a non-profit group based in New York City that’s dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling.
Since 1997, the Moth has held hundreds of theme-based storytelling events across the U.S. and even abroad. Typically, these events feature prominent literary and cultural personalities like Elizabeth Gilbert, but they also include the everyday stories of ordinary folks as well.
So in How to Tell a Story, a number of storytellers associated with The Moth how to uncover and craft your own unique stories.
Whether your goal is to tell your story onstage, deliver a great wedding toast, present an impressive pitch to a client or simply connect more deeply with your audience, this book shares secrets and examples to help show you the way.
This book also has a tie-in to The Moth which I referred to in my last book recommendation. In this case, Storyworthy was written by Matthew Dicks who is a 36-time Moth Story SLAM champion and a 5-time GrandSLAM champion. So needless to say, this guy has told his fair share of stories onstage!
Storyworthy is helpfully divided into three main parts: Finding Your Story, Crafting Your Story and Telling Your Story. So if you’ve ever dreamed of speaking on a TED or TEDX stage or just getting up in front of your local business club or community group, then this book is worth checking out.