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StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect by Hadiya Nuriddin

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Storytellers Who Reveal Themselves

I may have looked calm on the outside as I stared out at the 100 or so people who attended the session I was delivering on becoming a freelancer, but on the inside, I was having an existential crisis. Questions kept popping into my head. Why was I freelancing? What was I sacrificing to do this? Why couldn’t I have just been happy I had a job, and accept that we all have to take the good with the bad? Why was I so hung up on being free? What was I trying to prove?

When I first agreed to deliver the presentation on starting a freelance career, I had no idea that it would spark these feelings of self-doubt. All I knew was that resigning from full-time employment to freelance was the best decision I’d ever made. ...

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