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Telling Stories: Making Business - Pete Mave

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Integrity is key for me and it's carried me through challenges throughout my life.

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Today's Storyteller is Pete Mave

of ImproveYour?

Story Title: Flipping Adversity - To Infinity & Beyond

Integrity is key for me - it's carried me through challenges throughout my life.

Things peaked for me in 2008 when I had a mental meltdown. I permanently lost one hour of my memory and subsequently spent several months under my duvet cover before deciding to decide... There were several layers of both cause and of recovery. Hindsight; there had been significant issues both work-wise and personally over about a 20 year period before my lid finally blew. I'll be sharing some of those issues only through a desire to inspire either one or both of empathy and hope. I gradually recovered and eventually really understood that I could never, nor should I ever, be exactly the same as I had been before. Incredibly, all it took was being open to one simple sentence that I read...

My journey of recovery taught me that I was far from alone. I learned that each individual's circumstances can be the worst for that individual, whether similar or totally different compared to someone else's worst circumstances; I found emotional empathy. Regrettably not everyone takes what happened, learns from it and then takes it positively into their future. For me, if I can help just a few people choose to find and also achieve those steps, then I will have helped to achieve a massive chunk of my life's mission.

My recovery plan remains in force and reviewed daily. It's self-perpetuating, has reset my life's mission and helps me keep things in relevant focus.

My mission in life nowadays is aligned with the mission of a Global Company that is in 162 countries and genuinely puts people and nature first. It really walks its integrity, something that remains imperative for me. Integrity is my foundation fundamental that both helps me to help others who need building or rebuilding and uphold a positive and mindful attitude towards nurturing nature. I really do believe that I can no longer be defeated in my life's mission, rather it's all down to the scale of success that I will achieve. I know I can't help everyone every day but everyone can help someone every day, can't they... I invite you to think about the maths.....and I look forward to meeting you at 2pm on February 25th 2021.

The Question I have for the Telling Stories Group. Firstly, thanks in advance for your contributions. Is there anything you find hard to believe in my story and, if so, what? Which parts do you feel need to be told with more clarity or less detail? Does it create intrigue and a desire to know more, if so, what?

Please register from this page. When you register I'll send you the link to the Zoom page.

Are you a coach, consultant or freelance, who wants to promote their business and take their practice to a new place?

Do you love stories and long to find your own stories that give voice to your business?

Great stories are true because they have integrity, they make a promise (that must be met), they are subtle and yet make a rapid first impression, they appeal to our senses and match a particular worldview.

So, finding stories that promote your business is not easy. But it can be easier if you share your search with a dynamic group of business-owners.

This self-help group listens and provides feedback for business stories and helps each other market their business through stories.

  • How to tell your story in a fresh and compelling way
  • How to use your story to market your business and become better known
  • How to adapt your story in new and innovative ways.

We do more than tell stories. We share ideas about how to tell stories so they are really effective. Each meeting, one business-owner shares their story and together we listen, take note and work out how the story can be improved. Everyone learns from this experience and improves their story telling. We cover a range of business applications and media for telling your stories.

See the full programme for Telling Stories here: https://markettogether.co.uk/telling-stories-making-business/

I'm rebuilding the programme during the lockdown and so please contact me if you would like to tell your story at a future meeting.

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