When does patience become a liability? I know there’s a point in me where it starts to feel less like kindness and more like cowardice. There have been so many times where I’ve said to myself “I’ve had enough!” and then spent the next six months or ten years doing absolutely nothing.

Come tell a story about a time when you reached a tipping point. Did it come too late or right on time? Did you leave a job? A relationship? A religion? A way of life? What was the thing that finally made you act? Come tell a story about a time when you reached a tipping point and did something about it.

If you want to tell a story, remember to practice out loud on as many people as possible and time yourself when you’re doing it. All stories have to be under 8 minutes. Stories can be as short as you want but not over 8 minutes. If your story goes long, someone else who practiced for weeks might not get a chance to tell. Stories also have to be clean in both language and content. Send me an email or give me a call if you have any questions about that.

The rest of the rules and guidelines are below:

Workshops are a great way to get feedback on a story you’re working on. Here is one I highly recommend:  https://www.meetup.com/Fresh-Ground-Stories-Storytelling-Workshop/

I’m also happy to help people with their stories. Send me an email and we can set up a phone call.

If you like to work alone, this is the best book I’ve ever seen on personal storytelling:

I hope to see you all at 7 pm on August 19 at the Olive Way Starbucks 🙂

Paul
freshgroundstories@gmail.com