So you might just want to know a thing or two about me. That is why you are here after
I have learned a thing or two over the years. What I have
learned is simple but it took a lot of time to learn it. I
learned that not much matters if you do not know the story that
belongs to others. Nothing you do makes much sense unless you
know the story behind what you are doing.
You cannot go to Indonesia or PNG and expect to achieve
anything if you do not take the time to understand what their
history and culture is. You cannot expect people to do what you
want unless you are prepared to engage with them and understand
what makes them live the life they do. You cannot visit Poland
or China and hope to understand why they do things so
differently without understanding how they came to be what and
who they are through the stories of their past.
You cannot work with others unless you understand them. Know
how they got to where they are now. Believe that you share
something of value. Want to achieve something together. You
cannot play team sports without knowing your own strengths and
limits. You will not perform at your best unless you know your
teammates; their strengths and where each of you can help each
When you know your own story and the story of others with
which you intend to share a journey, then you can write new
stories that matter.