60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday: Was it Worth the Risk to Tell The Cat That Walked by Herself?
by Diane Wyzga | November 3, 2022 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello to you listening in Casablanca, Morocco!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday and your host, Diane Wyzga.
I’ve been thinking about the risk I took last week to interrupt our usual broadcast to tell you Rudyard Kipling’s story, The Cat That Walked by Herself, in 5 parts. In case you missed it here is the link to Part 1 and the subsequent episodes.
Listeners responded with delight, insights and unexpected observations: “It’s addictive! Perspective shifted. I imagined entrepreneurs as the cat who think they have to “go it alone.” Something magical happened when the cat was willing to continue “negotiating” with the woman. They both benefited.” [Lynn Miller]
Listeners discovered problem solving; imagination; curiosity; language; “the music of the spoken word;” sharing with friends and family; contemplation; reflection; mystery; an awareness that “We each play a role in life. To coexist in harmony requires kindness, respect, community.” [Lesley Osborn]
A story stops us and says, “Here… Now. . . please listen. . . while I tell you a story. . . weave a tale wherein some truth may lie . . .that you may reflect and realize and share what I have learned. And then to pass it on.” [Alan Culler]
Yes, that’s the sorcery of story. Suitable for all dimensions of business and living both. The risk paid off!
Question: How do you know when a risk has paid off?
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Podcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story Arts
Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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