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You’re going through life, day by day, moment by moment, and whether you realize it or not, life’s happening all around. It’s the conversations you have, the plans you make, the big events and the small details; it’s everything. But the question is–is it worth sharing? Matthew Dicks, international bestselling author and master of storytelling, gives powerful reasons as to why every experience is worthy of reflection and possibly worth sharing.

Matthew’s bestselling novels include Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend and the most recently released Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade and Change Your Life Through The Power Of Storytelling. They’ve been translated into more than 25 languages worldwide. When he’s not writing, Matthew fills his days as an elementary school teacher, a storyteller, a speaking coach, a blogger, podcaster, wedding DJ, minister, and life coach. He has been teaching for 20 years and is a former West Hartford Teacher of the Year and a finalist for Connecticut Teacher of the Year. Matthew’s the creator, producer, and co-host of Speak Up Storytelling, a podcast that teaches people to tell their best stories.

Find out why it feels so good to be telling a story, YOUR story.

Key takeaways:

The inside scoop. When you’ve been through something–a memorable experience of some kind–it’s natural to want to share it with someone, sometimes anyone who will hear your story. Why is that? The REAL reason is this . . .[03:40].

The fiction/nonfiction tale. Have you ever allowed yourself to open up and unveil something to a close friend–something you might have hesitated on–and they doubt you? It’s a pain that can run deep and knock the air out of your lungs. So how do you overcome the painful experience and try again? By knowing THIS secret . . . [19:45].

The unknown story. So often in life, we wander around the world doing what feels like the exact, ordinary things, living the same ordinary day over and over. It’s time to wake up! Identify the beauty and be able to clearly point out the moments of your day worth sharing, worth remembering, by asking yourself this ONE question . . . [26:06].

The final chapter. We’ve all had those periods in our lives that seem to make zero sense–like your dog dies on the same week your car gets broken into and you have a terrible review at work. What’s the lesson learned in such nonsense? The ONLY daily practice you’ll ever need to unravel every weird, awful, and wonderful life experience . . . [28:50].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You’re never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.