I am excited to share some concepts and thoughts from a book I read during my Twelve class last year, called The Power of Story by Dr. Jim Loehr, CEO and co-Founder of the Human Performance Institute.
I had already read and loved Dr. Loehr’s first book, The Power of Full Engagement, so when I discovered The Power of Story, I knew I would enjoy and learn from it too!
Start by watching the short video below that quickly summarizes the idea behind energy management.
I have long believed and try to teach the idea that photography and journaling and the creative process that brings them together are amazing vehicles to engagement whereby we can better learn what we most value and most desire in life. When we slow down long enough to capture with a camera or write with words the things we observe and feel, our attention is focused and we (over time) train ourselves to be more aware and thus more grateful.
Do you agree?
Dr. Loehr’s book is divided into two parts, old stories and new stories. In the opening pages he defines story as those tales we create and tell ourselves and others, and which form the only reality we will ever know in this life. Our stories may or may not conform to the real world. They may or may not inspire us to take hope-filled action to better our lives. They may or may not take us ultimately where we want to go, but since our destiny follows our stories, it’s imperative that we do everything in our power to get our stories right. I have devoured the ideas, questions and solutions presented in this book and highly recommend you explore it as well.
Scrapbooking is a magnificent lens through which we can improve our perspective and write a truly authentic existence.