Updated: Jan 12
I’ve been teaching and writing about self-esteem and confidence for over 20 years.
And there’s not a person I’ve met, no matter age or stage in life, who doesn’t have a Dominant Story.
I call them Dominant Stories because they tend to be the dominant voices in our heads – speaking to us sometimes 24/7. Think of the negative self-chatter that runs through your mind constantly.
Dominant Stories can sound like:
“I’m not good enough”
“I’m not worthy”
“I should be further along in my life”
“I’m too old to start something new”
Left unexamined, these stories can end up shaping the trajectory of our lives.
They can keep us from taking risks and from committing to the things that matter to us.
They can stop us from feeling good and block us from living a life we deserve and desire.
We pick up these Dominant Stories from a number of sources in our life: media, religion, family, relationships, work, education systems. Sometimes our stories have been running for so long we think of them as truth. But they aren’t.
Dominant Stories and limiting beliefs thrive on secrecy and shame.
And one of the best ways I’ve found to combat, challenge, and change Dominant Stories is to invite them in. Give them a seat at the table. Listen to them.
And <gasp> even talk to someone about them.
Having conversations with folks who are also rewriting their stories is my #1 way to begin healing. Which is why I couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce you to my latest project:
That’s right! I’m launching a brand new podcast talking to our favorite celebrities, storytellers, artists, and experts about how they are changing, challenging and rewriting their own Dominant Stories.
And best of all – I’m partnering with the ultimate storyteller…Shonda Rhimes and her company Shondaland!
We are also in partnership with iHeartRadio which means you can find the podcast on the iHeart app, Apple podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.
We are coming out in the world on Wed, October 27th and dropping new episodes every Wed.
Get a little taste of the incredible convos and please subscribe and write a review!
PS If you want to tell me about how you are rewriting your Dominant Stories and be on the show you can email me and leave me a voice message! We’ll have experts on with me to help answer your questions, too!
Want to learn more about your Dominant Stories and how they shape your inner monologue? I’m offering a FREE workshop on 11/11/22! Learn more here.
Dominant Stories with Jess Weiner in the Press