May 6, 2014
Connect with your students and
friend Rachel Resnick has been helping
entrepreneurs, healers and small business owners rev their
career by finding their voice on the page and the stage. Her
teachings at Writers on Fire are fodder for the
conversation for us wellness industry
evolutionaries. In this podcast you will harness the power of your voice and your
story for income and impact.
If you like this conversation, click this link to register for Rachel's upcoming free
In this Interview We Talk About
- Some of the biggest problems in your yoga teaching:
- The problem of putting yourselves on a pedestal
- A Simple structure to get your stories out
- How to get studio/newsletter/blog mileage out of the same
- Looking at your stories from different angles
- Building a Tribe with Stories
- What voice is … and how to use it more effectively
Are you not connecting to where your students are, or what they
want? Are you bored by your own teaching? Are you not
skillfully building a following around your teaching... and
therefore, not making enough money? Do you not
know what to put in your newsletters or on your website? Are
you curious about what is TMI and what is just boring? Then
What we mention in this episode
Concrete ways to combat these specific problems through the deep
and powerful practice of personal narrative.
What is your personal narrative.
- Relatability through the power of vulnerability
- The power of point of view; switching from teacher to student
- The art of falling in love with your teaching again through
- The hidden trap of low self worth; and how claiming your voice
and story can turn that around and yield more money
- The endless source of story rooted right in your own body, your
own senses, your own memories.
About Rachel Resnick + Writers on Fire
Rachel started Writers On Fire in 2004 because she saw all
these experts who couldn’t communicate their message in a noisy
world. Every day, more yoga teachers appear. Every day, more
experts crowd the market. Every day, a new message launches, a new
yoga studio opens. How will you stand out? Expertise is no longer
enough. You must also:
- Emotionally Engage
- That is Your Story. Your Personal Story.
Your Signature Story.
Register for Rachel's webinar and learn
about the need to find your Signature Story. And she’ll share
some tips to get you started. She’ll talk about the Art of
Memoir. What is the right way to tell Your
Signature Story so you attract clients and make money. And why
memoir is urgently needed in today’s crowded
She’ll talk about the critical missing
ingredient that most people in the wellness world don’t understand
and don’t know how to teach.
Favorite Quotes from the Conversation
- "I hope you're jotting notes down because that is how story
- "You will jog your memory as you write."
- "Let your story be your practice. Add in 5 minutes of writing.
Let it arise, and let it anchor in your message."
- "I write to be surprised. That is what makes it vital."
- "As humans, we completely crave story. We always will."
- "Creating a story is communion."
- "Think of 1 person you are sharing with."
- "We're not taking time to be meditative about your own
- "Our culture is intimacy repressed."
- "Vulnerability is the # 1 place of connection and
- "Sales is the transfer of inspiration."
- "I always lie in my early drafts. Most people do."
- "People are hyperaware of who has depth. People are attracted
- "Expertise is not enough. You need
to emotionally engage and entertain."
Suggested title for Cate's next blog post: The Tightest Yogi in
Write Your First Draft Exercise:
- What is 1 before moment in a story for you. Write in first
person. Bring us there.
- What is 1 deciding moment in your journey of transformation
that shifted your outcome? Write in first person. Bring us
- What is 1 after moment in where you are today, as related
to 1 and 2? Write in first person. Bring us here.
- You wrote a story with an arc. Now move onto the Craft Your
Craft Your Writing Exercise:
- Give yourself time to write a few drafts. Know that the first
draft will be shitty. It just is.
- Identify if your first draft needs you to put more in or take
- Ask questions of your draft. What is this story really
- Revise according to your revelation about what your story is
- Remember, write in the present moment that the story was
taking place. Inhabit that moment. Create mini-movies for your
Register for Super Spark Your Writing - Free
Webinar with Rachel Resnick!