Dawn J. Fraser is a storyteller, public speaker, and creator & host of Barbershop Stories.
From Movies, Commercials, Your Family and Friends; they're all telling you stories about themselves to either convince you of an idea or to control your world. We're also doing this to ourselves, all, the, time. The stories we were told from an early age turn into the stories we continue to tell ourselves, sometimes our entire lives. We unpack the idea of story, how and why we tell ourselves the stories we do, and what we can do to tell ourselves better, more empowering stories. Join me and Dawn Fraser as we travel down this rabbit hole, you may find yourself on the other side. In this episode, we cover: Establishing your “life's work”, logging entries of life events, memories, and feelings How lucky we are to have social media to use as an archive for looking back on our lives from an introspective perspective Acknowledging what you are good at, what you are ok at, and what you are not so good at, make the stories based on reality not on what's been given (or told to you) The 5 Love Languages and how they relate to our state of mind when we're telling ourselves how our stories are going How to recognize the signs when things are off, and you keep telling yourself the same negative things, over and over How to navigate media consumption and all the stories being fed to us online Being mindful of the source of stories and wether it is a dialogue or one-way communication Change is inevitable, growth is optional Gratituding (its a new word) Defining your micro-stories in place of relying on one big macro story Learning to build in flexibility and detours into your vision/story to prevent discouragement that leads to quitting Knowing the difference between the FACTS and the TRUTH Learning to tell stories from our scars, and not our wounds… How studying story and telling stories can teach you to tap into yours and make better connections between memories and events that have happened in your life Full show notes and video: https://stevenfage.com/podcast/episode/storytelling-and-the-stories-we-tell-ourselves/
This week we present two stories from people who found the improbable.Part 1:Part 2:As a national park ranger, native South Floridian Gary Bremen has spent the past 33 years telling the stories of the places and people that have shaped this nation. He has visited 254 of the 419 national parks, and now recognizes how much his encounters with lightning storms, bears, drag queens and grieving parents in these magnificent places have helped shape the person he is. He lives in an urban oasis filled with native plants in the little town of Wilton Manors with his best friend, traveling buddy and husband Roger and their cats Oliver, Elliott, and Amelia.Dawn J. Fraser is a storyteller, public speaker and a nationally acclaimed communications coach based out of San Jose, California. She is the Creator/ Host of ‘Barbershop Stories’, which features storytellers performing true tales in barbershops and salons around NYC, and the Founder/ CEO of Fraser’s Edge, LLC, which offers programs for businesses, nonprofits, and college students the opportunity to develop their leadership potential through storytelling. Dawn currently serves as a Lead Instructor with The Moth and was featured amongst some of the nation’s top change makers at TED@NYC. She loves being a twin, a Trinidadian, and tweetable @dawnjfraser. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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