Story is just another way of saying "the authentic you." So when I ask, "What's your story?" I'm really asking, "Who are you - really?"
And we all have our story. A client of mine uses this quote in her dental workshops: "I never saw a tooth walk into my office." Teeth don't walk into dentists' offices. People do.
That person on the other end of the email, of the phone call, across the table from you... he or she has a story. And it's different from yours.
The clerk who was snippy at Target? Maybe her three-year-old is sick, and she's worried about how he's doing at home with Daddy. The person who zoomed by you on the highway and then almost cut you off? Maybe he's been late to work before and threatened to be fired if he's late again.
What's my story? Too long to tell and not all of it appropriate for this venue. But I can tell you this.... My story always includes my need for connection, deep relationships, communication, authenticity, the road less traveled.
What is YOUR story? What is that makes you... you? And what do you need to share with the world so that the real you is seen?