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Season 1, Episode 46

Fact vs. Story – The Most Fundamental Concept in Conscious Leadership

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As a leader, you use your storytelling abilities to inspire and motivate. But to create lasting change, use the language of facts to speak unarguably.  

In this week’s episode, explore the fundamental invitation of conscious leadership, which is to understand the difference between a fact and a story. This episode will provide you with the framework to begin to notice whether you’re expressing yourself in the language of facts or stories. Understanding the key differences between facts and stories gives you the knowledge necessary to begin to consciously communicate. 

Throughout this episode, learn about externally and internally-based facts, then explore what a story is and why certain stories prevent progress and growth. Facts and your stories both matter. When you can clearly define facts and stories and use this framework to communicate with intention, you lead consciously. 



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Differentiate between facts and stories to gain a new perspective. Explore how recognizing and questioning your stories can unlock opportunities for growth and conscious leadership. Learn to communicate unarguably, fostering open dialogue and understanding. Break free from self-imposed limitations and embrace the freedom to create new narratives. Expand your consciousness and transform your experience by embracing alternative stories.

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