1. 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: When Did You Travel Through the Valley of Death? 2:56

Hello to you listening in Brus, Serbia!

Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday and your host, Diane Wyzga

Be very careful what you ask for. Some years ago I asked for a clean slate. I got it. In the space of 9 months I lost my mom, my marriage and my law firm position. That experience was enough to snap me like a dried twig. And I stayed that way for a good long while.

What changed? A friend of a friend heard that I was a storyteller. She needed a keynote speaker. We met for lunch. I felt I didn’t have it in me to be the keynoter she wanted. She saw something different.

Here’s what she told me: “I understand that you’ve been walking around in the Valley of Death; but that stops now. Scripture says we are supposed to walk through the Valley of Death. Scripture says nothing about building a brick house, adding a little picket fence and a garden. Starting now you are walking through. I’ll meet you on the other side.” And the rest really is history.

Story Prompt: Think of a time when you felt like you had come to the end of the road seeing no future for yourself; but someone else did and lifted you back up. What happened next? Write that story!        

Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something.   All that matters is you have a story.

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Diane Wyzga Story Guide/Coach, Podcaster, Speaker & Trainer

Remember the first time you rode a bike and took your hands off the handlebars? And then because it felt fun and scary you did it again until you were streaking down a hill with the wind blowing in your face and your hands up over your head screaming, “Look ma! No hands!” That’s been the story of Diane's life. Showing up - maybe scared but not afraid - because when you fall down 7 you get up 8.

With 30 years in healthcare, business, law, higher education and storytelling Diane created a niche the world needs: helping socially conscious professionals and organizations connect, engage & succeed by crafting the stories that communicate their message. A recognized global podcaster (Stories From Women Who Walk and Daily 60 Seconds) Diane shares wisdom and interviews designed to help others become successful story creators. Speaker and Founder Engaged Storyism® Method.