Should I Record My Life Story?

Your life story is who you are in the times you live as a biography of the culture as you saw it. Is that enough of a reason to record your life story?

How to Tell Your Story – It doesn’t have to be a Book

Tweet Tell your Life Story in any way you choose. Biographies are normally thought of as being books but that’s wrong. Biographies are stories nothing else and the technology of telling those stories is your decision, maybe a book, maybe something else. Look at all the digital systems that are now available to you and […]

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WRONG – You’ll Never Guess the Surprises from a Life Story

Tweet Go try and guess, I’ll bet you’ll be wrong! There are many things that you can prepare for a Life Story. The questions, location, additional information like photos but one thing you can be guaranteed of is, there will be surprises that will astound you. These surprises could be in just hearing the stories […]

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Episode 63 : Help with Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (40.5MB) Tweet There is help nearby for your Life Story Click to share on Twitter Your great idea of recording a Life Story requires one major achievement. You to actually do it! That’s obvious and with all the content available here on Create Your Life Story you can […]

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Free Quick Start Mini-Guide to Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:58 — 9.4MB) Tweet Find something simple to start today. The huge amount of content here on Create Your Life Story has created an issue of overwhelm for some people. I know that feeling from personal experience of starting on these projects and I want to help you. Where […]

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Episode 62 : Fear of Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:22 — 29.3MB) Tweet Are you fearful of telling your story, or just a little shy? In this episode of Create Your Life Story I want to open a conversation about the reasons for people not wanting to tell their stories, particularly when they say that they are interested. […]

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Recording Your Life Story for all History

Tweet The everyday stories of human history are being recorded today. One of the greatest history shows I know of, be it television, radio, text or new media is the extraordinary Dan Carlin’s Hard Core History. If you want to go deep, not just into the facts but start thinking of some of the other issues […]

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Who’s Life Story do You Wish you’d Recorded?

Tweet Everyone has missed some stories. It doesn’t matter who I mention Create Your Life Story to, but everyone; Everyone!!! says that there is someone from their life who they didn’t happen to get that information, that story, that understanding, of what their life was all about… and how they wished they had Then in […]

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Reporting Your Family Story

Tweet Look at your life, like a journalist would. Have you thought about approaching your own life and therefore, your families story as a journalist would? In a recent post on CNN Mark Whitaker suggested some great ideas to help you dig deeper into your family, using some of the skills that he’s gained in […]

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I’ve Been Meaning to… Oh! Too Late.

Tweet Is recording a Life Story something that you have written on your white board? Nicked from Crikey.com

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Stunning Memorial to a Fragile Life

Tweet You just have to listen to this! Sometimes it’s not about someone telling their story – but of us telling the story, of what they meant to us. Sometimes we just need to get our thoughts out there and in doing so we manage to capture an essence of who they are/were. Kevin Farkas from the […]

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Your Digital Footprints are How You’ll be Remembered

Tweet What are you going to leave behind? As happens I was following Derek K Miller, the science and technology journalist mentioned on this video and thought about many of the points that are mentioned here by Adam during Derek’s illness. It got me thinking about all the digital data that we’re now producing, that […]

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Episode 55 : 3 Steps to the Stories of Your Philosophy on Life

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (24.9MB) Tweet One sentence to sum up your philosophy on life Push, pull… Fight, kick and scratch or just let it be and do as you like, or not! How do you do this thing called your life? If you’ve had the good fortune to raise children you’ll […]

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What You Want for Your Life Story

Tweet What do you want…? Amongst these pages is much of the content you want, but what else do you need? I have a limited understanding of your desires based on my knowledge but it’s important that I know from YOU what you want to ensure that I give you what you need. This short […]

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5 Major Regrets of People’s Lives

Tweet If it all ended now, what would you regret? In early 2007 I knew that I had to make a decision, to dive off the cliff into deep water, not knowing what may come of it, or continue on my merry way doing what I had been doing for the last decade. When I […]

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Episode 48 : Cost of a Life – Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:49 — 30.3MB) Tweet What is the cost and the benefit of recording a Life Story Value, cost and worth are all interesting terms. Most of the time we associate them with the financial cost of something but when we’re talking of a Life Story it’s important […]

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Episode 47 : Overcoming the Underwhelm

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:56 — 49.7MB) Tweet The excuses driven by underwhelmed motivation You know that capturing a Life Story in some form is a great idea and maybe even occasionally at 2:30am you have had a little panic attack knowing that you need to get underway, NOW! …But then […]

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