THE GUY WHO STOLE MY STORY
I keep a copy of a “Flower Exercise” (based on Richard Bolles’ “What Colour is your Parachute?”) I did many years ago on the inside of a cupboard door. It regularly asks me “when?”
Now in its 41st edition the book helps job hunters and career-changers to map their ideal job or business, and then to seek for it in a focused way. In my flower I am the owner / co-owner of a dynamic medium-sized company where committed craftsmen work in the interplay between
- Entrepreneurship, and
This is the sweat spot where we set Everest Goals and make the Impossible real.
Whilst the diagram remains inside my cupboard, my mountain bike has seen many more goals and ideals realised. Whilst training for the toughest of these (up to 9 and 8 day stage races) I listen to my Ipod. Well over 1 500 author interviews, interviews with entrepreneurs and business execs, and even audio books. (Stephen King was so right when he said that only the best writing sounds well on audio as it hides nothing).
Always searching for something interesting, I recently stumbled upon Michael Stenoff’s “hardtofindseminars” with more than 200 hours of interviews with (according to Michael) some of the world’s best business and marketing minds. (Besides giving away great content, Michael also creates his own digital products which are sold on his website). These audios gave (and still do) me tremendous pleasure, to the extent that I was listing to one interview during an attack on me by robbers (described in the blog post: “Fresh Content”) – and very frustrated at the interruption. (Okay, that was after narrowly getting away, heart rate coming down from well over 200, etc!).
I wrote Michael to thank him for the free audios and found out that he is married to a lady from South Africa, and that he stole my story.
Sharing my desire to be where Story, Entrepreneurship and Technology come together with him, Michael answered:
“Yes, it’s all about story.
And how to tell great stories.
This is how I make my money.
I record stories in interviews.
I write stories on e-mails.
See my blog, they are all there.”
Michael stole my story. The one I kept telling myself. It starts with one day …
He reminded me that anything is still possible.
Like creating my own story.
The one about a guy who wanted to be where Story, Entrepreneurship and Technology …