How Live a Better Story & Find Meaning in Life
with Donald Miller
About our Guest
Today’s guest is a brilliant leader, marketer, business person and all around great human. His name is Donald Miller. He’s the author of multiple bestselling books and the CEO of Storybrand, a company that helps organizations clarify their messages. In this interview Don unpacks the power of story and why it’s so critical if we want to communicate effectively and live a life of meaning.
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Additional Quotes and Notes from this Episode:
- Don’t let setbacks set you back. Let them move you forward.
- The character of a story only transforms when they have to face a challenge.
- The seemingly worst things in our lives can actually become the best things, if we let them.
- If you are living a meaningful story, you have a better chance of dealing with the challenges along the way.
- Give pain a meaningful context and everything changes.
- Wanting to win for yourself vs wanting to help others win is the transition from hero to guide.
- As a leader, you are the guide. Your job is to help other people win.
- Telling your story vs inviting people into a story (something they can participate in and be a part of).
- The guide can still be the person out front. They are just helping YOU (the hero) win the day.
- The hero asks for help.
- The guide offers help.
- Story Matters Because It’s What Matters About Life
- Sometimes courage doesn’t feel like courage. It’s just the necessity of doing the next thing.
- Viktor Frankl’s Recipe for Meaning includes:
- Focused project that demands your attention
- Redemptive perspective on your suffering (finding the good in the bad)
- Community of people to share it with
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