“What do you do with all that random information?”
A close friend asked me the other day. I must have been spouting off about some random facts that I had learned, but the details today escape me.
Apparently, my habit of trying to learn everything about anything I can get my hands on can be a little annoying if you are on the receiving end of my latest rant.
Within a week, during a routine drive time conversation with another close friend they experienced a question from a colleague after presenting to a large group.
“How do you know all that random information that you somehow weave into your presentation?”
“I need to keep my story fresh” they replied.
Those words resonated.
I need to keep my story fresh.
If we are going to stay relevant, current and in demand the old stories won’t do.
We have to learn, grow, develop, and stay teachable.
The seemingly random facts.
The new interactions.
The new class.
The new book.
The new experience.
They all join together to keep your story fresh.
To my first friend, I finally have the answer about my random rants and continual need to devour any information that comes my way.
“I am keeping my story fresh.”
To my second friend, thanks for the words we all needed to hear.