Worldwide, there are 152 million books, about 2.2 million more are published every year – but it's time for your story to come to the world.
Why? Each of us has their story to tell. Storytelling makes any fact up to 22 times more memorable.
According to Jimmy Neil Smith, Director of the International Storytelling Center said “We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.”
Some benefits that you might not realize that telling your story provides:
- Psychological – healing, communication, self-reflection, concentration, and leaving a legacy
- Physical – lower blood pressure, reduce stress symptoms, improved mood & wellness, maintain cognitive function, and speed wound healing
In the words of Toni Morrison: “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
Writing takes not just time, but mindfulness. Taking a few moments and making it a regular habit even 10 minutes a day will get you started.
There's help in the modern storytelling market: Opyrus. They enable you by democratizing and socializing the writing process. See more in the visual deep dive below: