Claiming Your Hero’s Story Identifying your own great story (or stories) helps you to find something of your own specialness in a way that helps you understand the significance of your own life. No one but you can tell this story because you are the only one who knows what you are here to do or to learn.
E41 Your Life Story/Your Life Myth |IBGR | Donna Kunde & Londina Cruz “Myths are made for the imagination to breathe life into them.”---Albert Camus Finding the great story that informs your life is a sacred task. To know your story is to know who you are. It is not to be taken lightly, although it does not have to be unduly heavy either. If you know your own great story, you are much less likely to sell yourself short, to get confused by the inessential, or to let others manipulate you or talk you into being less than you could be. For most of our lives, many of us feel as if we are traveling without a map. We know we're moving, but we have no real sense of where we have been, where we are, or where we are headed. The model provided over this past season provides a general map for the journey but it is a generic map, not one tailored to your individual life. Your own great story will very likely have one or two dominant archetypes, and very definitely will include many different archetypal elements, but the way you put them together will be unique – and your own. The first step to writing your story is finding your dominant Myth. The best way to determine your dominant myth is to write or otherwise express your life story, as honestly as you know how, and then notice its underlying plot structure. The danger of not knowing one's life myth is that it is possible to continually judge oneself by the standard of a journey that is not their own. For example, someone whose compelling Myth is that of the Lover may continue to be apologetic about his or her failure to achieve great feats, since most people in our culture measure themselves against the yardstick of the Myth of the Warrior and the Ruler. Someone who's informing Myth is the Ruler however may feel inadequate for failing to live simply in the moment, that is, to be a Fool. People often feel a great sense of relief after they write their story and find their informing myth, since they see that what they have been doing is, in fact, just right for them. However not everyone feels this way. When people identify the plot they have been living, they may suddenly realize that they are possessed or imprisoned, not liberated, by the story and its informing archetype. One way of talking about this is to see such a myth as one's script. Now the challenge: Write your Life Story/Life Myth. When you do, write it in an ordinary narrative way. You might want to include insights you’ve had while following this series. Think about the Archetypes that were active at different ages and add in the balance between what you have been taught to be, what you want to be and the deepest truth about your life purpose. Then write it in mythic language as a story of your heroic journey.
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Donna Kunde is one of IBGR's founders and started her career in radio at WNTW on it's Sales 2020 Show. In her role as EVP Supply Management she is responsible for day-to-day station operations and the quality of programming - both show topics and OnAir Talent.
She is an internationally recognized Business Coach and Trainer bringing 20+ years’ experience in military leadership. Donna has been a serial entrepreneur for the last 25 years owning a range of businesses experiencing the unique challenges solopreneurs face with small business growth.
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Londina Cruz is an International Trainer, Executive Coach, and Keynote Speaker with the John Maxwell Team and a Strategic Coach with Anthony Robbins. Londina is a part of Global Transformation with the John Maxwell Foundation, training thousands of leaders in Paraguay and Costa Rica to help transform the values and culture of these nations.
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