Here is part 1 if you haven’t read it: https://dnelsonmedia.com/2018/06/09/the-art-of-storytelling/
At the end of Part 1, I shared how I had actually used the skills I learned about Storytelling for an interview. Well, I GOT THE JOB! WOOHOO!
I’m not saying that the telling stories got me the job, but I’m sure it didn’t hurt to share something unique in my life. Plus, I’m sure they remembered them when making their decision.
So remember, don’t downplay your past. In fact, reframe your experiences and acknowledge how you grew because of them.
How you preservered in spite of them!
Own them, and you will be able to connect with others in such a way that you wouldn’t have been able to before.
Best wishes in your personal journey!