Lyssa Danehy deHart, a transformational drillmaster and self-professed storyjacker, reveals in her new book, Storyjacking, how our lives are bent by the acceptance we acquaint ourselves. Unfortunately, too often, those acceptance authority us back. She believes we accept to “storyjack” our stories-take them over and change our versions of them or the admonition they go in-so we can change our lives in absolute means that acquiesce us to move advanced and accomplish our dreams.
While the abstraction isn’t new, the appellation storyjacking is, and it’s about time we had a appellation for this concept. I’ve consistently begin that if a botheration exists and we acquisition a way to characterization it, we become empowered to affected it. We all accept choir in our active that authority us back-voices that acquaint us to be afraid, to abhorrence what others think, that we’re not acceptable abundant to do something, etc. Now we can say to ourselves if we apprehend those voices, “It’s time to storyjack that belief.”
Yes, it is time for all of us to alpha storyjacking. But that’s easier said than done if we accept long-held behavior about ourselves that we charge to affected so we can change our old adventure into a new one. That’s why Lyssa has accounting this book-to advice us become accomplished storyjackers.
Storyjacking is a seven-step adviser to advice readers accost a axiological accuracy about themselves. That accuracy comes in four parts, and anniversary area is blue-blooded for one of those parts. The sections are: You Are Whole, You Are Capable, You Are Resourceful, and You Are Creative. Anniversary area is again disconnected into several capacity accordant to it. For example, in the You Are Capable section, some of the capacity are blue-blooded “A Case for Visualization,” “Expanding Awareness,” “Nothing Is Personal,” and “Archetypes.” One of the best aspects of this book is that the capacity are actual short; that allows the clairvoyant to abstract an abstraction in baby chunks so it goes down easier-and becomes bigger built-in in our minds as a realization, a anticipation pattern, or a habit.
While the focus of Storyjacking is on the acceptance we acquaint ourselves, Lyssa looks at all aspects of our lives and the situations and thoughts that authority us back. One affiliate “Habits Are Hard-Wired Stories” helps us to affected accepted habits and retrain our accuracy so we acquisition new patterns.
Another affiliate “You Are Consistently at Choice” empowers us to apprehend we don’t accept to be victims, but we can consistently accomplish a accommodation and accomplish it right. One of my admired capacity was “Plot Twist.” I adulation the abstraction of introducing the artifice aberration into our lives. Now if I acquisition myself in a difficult situation, I can just ask myself, “What will the artifice aberration be for this story?” and that encourages me to abdicate abode on the botheration and acquisition a added artistic way to boldness my situation.
Of course, alteration our acceptance is not simple if we accept captivated assimilate them for so long. Lyssa walks the clairvoyant through the action of alive through affliction from the past, through forgiveness, through acquirements to be accessible if it allowances us, and through absolution go of the accomplished and the acceptance that accept captivated us back.
But for me, the a lot of able point this book fabricated was that I can apprentice to be accept with not alive something. I apperceive at times I can be a bit of a ascendancy freak, and I abhorrence annihilation that is ad-lib or unscheduled. I consistently wish to apperceive the data able-bodied in advance, and I apperceive sometimes that drives added humans crazy-it drives me crazy. Since account this book, I accept been aggravating to become bigger at getting accept with not knowing. In short, I’m aggravating to apprentice to go with the breeze if it isn’t actually acute that I do apperceive something-and it’s rarely imperative.
Finally, one of my admired things about this book is the accurate yet generally alarming statements Lyssa sprinkles throughout it that she calls the “super-secrets of the universe.” For example, the aboriginal super-secret she shares is: You are not active your activity for today. Your bygone cocky already fabricated all the decisions that got you area you acquisition yourself now, and your today cocky will be authoritative all the decisions for your tomorrow self. If you’re like me and accept a harder time saying, “No,” again you may acquisition this super-secret helpful: Anyone can ask you for anything, but you don’t accept to accede to it.
Each affiliate aswell concludes with a accessible exercise that asks readers to reflect on the actual and be honest with themselves about their accepted adventure and how they accept to change it. These questions will deathwatch readers up from the fairytale or even the victim adventure they may be cogent themselves so they can actualize a new adventure based in absoluteness and who they absolutely are.
If you’re accessible to acquaint yourself a new adventure about your life-so you can accept a new and bigger life-I acclaim acquirements the life-transforming art of storyjacking.