Walking along the beach in glorious sunshine I chatted to a family having a picnic lunch.
‘What better way to spend Mother’s Day!’ the father exclaimed. The mother didn’t look so convinced.
It seemed he’d already been trying to persuade her to his way of thinking and there was a bit of an atmosphere.
Maybe she’d had her sights set on a different scenario – a luxury lunch served at a table-clothed table, with a glass of fizz to hand.
It made me reflect on how often we might find ourselves living someone else’s story and/or trying to persuade someone else to live the story we’ve written for them.
‘You don’t really want to….’.
‘If I was you I would…’
No right or wrong here but sometimes it’s important to note when you’re living your own story and when you’re not – and when or how you can change that.
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Rachel Maunder is a communication skills and speaker coach and professional speaker.
She has been in the world of competent communication, in different guises, for more than 30 years so has a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to pass on to her clients, both through her signature programmes and her own presentations.