Five Steps to Discovering Your Powerstory

By Fran Taylor Powers of Powerstories Theatre

Knowing your Powerstory, especially if it is well formed and had an inspirational message can help you claim your power. On the Change thrivers segment of our show on “Telling the Story of SheVolution”, Fran Powers offered these steps to know and share your Powerstory:

  1. Imagine there is a chair on stage with a spotlight on it. There are a 1000 people in the audience waiting for you to tell your story. Now ask yourself, “What one story am I going to tell the audience that would help them grow?” Once you find this story, not only it will inspire others but it will inspire you.
  2. When you are putting the story together, give the story a very meaningful 1 sentence message. Memorize and repeat it often. Listen to it over and over.
  3. Write that message down. Keep it with you and refer to it because those are your words and therefore they are more meaningful to you.
  4. Trust that there is value in that message. You can inspire yourself with your own stories.
  5. Put words around your story and then share it with others. Give your story as a gift and when you do, it will empower you.

 If you missed the program, Fran discussed the following questions:

  • What is a Powerstory?
  • Does everyone have a Powerstory?
  • How do you find a Powerstory?
  • What is the power of knowing your Powerstory?
  • What is the power of telling your Powerstory?
  • What is the one secret of a Powerstory?

Fran has offered 5 pairs of tickets to SheVelution at the Unitarian Universalist church of Clearwater on Saturday, September 25, 2010. Visit, register for the free gifts and your name will automatically be added for the drawing on Wednesday September 22. 

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About Powerstories Theatre

Women’s theatre, autobiographical stories and motivational events are the cornerstones of Powerstories Theatre of Tampa Bay, Inc. ( Powerstories is a non-profit theatre that shares inspiring, deeply personal autobiographical stories as well as teaching workshops, and facilitating motivational events primarily for women and girls. At its core, Powerstories is about empowerment.

Our philosophy is that every person, organization, corporation and community has a powerstory to discover and share with others. The discovery and the telling of the story creates new-found success, invests lives with more meaning, opens minds and hearts, and connects us more vitally with others.