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60 Seconds: Do the UNreasonable!

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Change the world for the better from your very best, unreasonable, unquenchable self!

Episode Notes

Hello to you listening in Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden! Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday and your host, Diane Wyzga.

I look at what is falling apart around us and I wonder, “Really? Is this the best we can do?” I seek to put aside how I feel so I can better listen, ask questions, and begin what will be a very long process of gentle defiance. And, maybe not so gentle. When I stand for something I will not fall for just anything. And today there is a lot of nonsense that can trip us up, and make us want to quit.

As my dear friend and colleague, Brandi Heather reminds me, “Never, ever, quit, as unreasonable as it seems!”

Someone else who did not quit, as unreasonable as that seemed, was Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) a prominent Lutheran pastor, and a most complicated figure in German history. First as an ally and then an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler Niemöller spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. He is perhaps best remembered for his postwar words, “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Question: What if we don’t do what’s reasonable? What if we act from that place where we are our very best, unreasonable, unquenchable selves? What if we proceed until apprehended? Starting right here, right now!

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Podcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story Arts

Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music

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Diane F. Wyzga
Diane F. Wyzgahttps://www.quartermoonstoryarts.net/
Remember the first time you rode a bike and took your hands off the handlebars? And then because it felt fun and daring you did it again - and again - riding down a hill with the wind in your face, arms up over your head screaming, “Look, ma! No hands!” You showed up. You did it. The arc of my professional career stretches from serving as a US Navy officer and nurse, corporate businesswoman, lawyer, platform storyteller, and professor before shifting into a solopreneur as a litigation consultant, wordsmith-er/editor, noted podcaster, and story consultant who was lucky enough to scuba dive the Continental Shelf, become a pilot, hike the Rocky Mountains with Outward Bound, kayak off the coast of Mexico, parachute out of a perfectly good plane, walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, and so much more. Over my lifetime I've been letting go of the handlebars but - just as often - having my fingers pried off when I’ve been most afraid. At some of the darkest moments in my life where the true way was wholly lost to me, a person or opportunity beckoned and I said "Yes!" That’s the place where the story changed. This is my life purpose: Helping women identify, sort out and transform unclear messages into confident, connection-making stories, and those stories into powerful sequels. How? 30 years of story work in courtrooms, boardrooms, universities, retreat settings and more has taught me that story principles are key to conscious connection. Together we distill hazy ideas into easily understood metaphors and direct emotional language using words with power, passion, and precision so your message, your story rings true and achieves desired outcomes. My media company has three interlocking components: Quarter Moon Story Arts: "Shaping stories into sequels." Stories From Women Who Walk (podcast): "Like magic, the sorcery of stories is this: they help each of us to be seen and heard, to understand and be understood." My Life As Compost (blog): "What matters in our life is not what happens to us but how we respond, transform the difficulty into advantage, and tell *that* story."

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