The Power of Storytelling in Changing People’s Lives: A Monologue from Lee


We all have a story to tell. However, we often hesitate to tell them because we fear judgement from other people. Some find themselves ridiculed or shamed for their efforts to change their lives for the better. Despite how hard you’re trying, their judgement can be discouraging and disheartening.

In today's episode, you will find out how storytelling transforms lives and gives hope to others. Guided by Bernadette Jiwa's book, What Great Storytellers Know, Lee explains the importance of telling your story to the world and why marketers and professional communicators must master it.

But storytelling is not just for professionals whose job it is to communicate — it’s also for you. It is not an inherent ability but a skill for anyone to learn, master and use. Tune in to today's episode to know why telling your story is a superpower.


Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode



DISCOVER the power of storytelling in strengthening relationships.


HOW marketing can change people's lives when used wisely and compassionately.


LEARN why telling your story is a challenging but important thing to do for yourself and others.

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“Bernadette says the job of the storyteller is vital to our culture. It's vital to our culture. What separates us humans from other animals is this ability to tell stories. It is. We know that if we want to change something — be that of mind or a heart — we need to gain enrollment from others and bring people with us on the journey. One of the best ways to do that is by becoming a better storyteller”.

“My goal in the world is to grow a tribe of over a million people and to help them overcome addiction and disempowered relationships. I don't want you to quit alcohol and then exist like a zombie in a soulless relationship for the rest of your life. I want you to have a beautiful, intimate, respected relationship, right? So this is all about enrollment, collaboration”.

“Telling our personal stories can be hard. It's an ironic and universal truth that the story we know best is a story we often have the least confidence to tell. The act of storytelling invites a storyteller to be vulnerable, to take a risk even if nobody will care to listen, or worse, if people reject the story outright”.

“It's actually sometimes easier to tell a story to somebody you don't know than it is to tell somebody you shared a bed with or have done for the last 50, 60 years, right? So telling personal stories, as Bernadette says, is hard. And if it is hard, we need to kind of look at ourselves and ask ourselves, ‘Do we have a resilient relationship’”?

“What very often happens when we tell a powerful, deep and meaningful story in the right way, to the right people, in the right environment, we get layers and layers, and slathers and slathers of empathy and compassion — and it feels good. It feels like we've released something”.

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About Lee


Lee Davy founded 1000 Days Sober angry and frustrated that he had been hoodwinked into believing alcohol provided him with incredible value. When he realised that it had no value whatsoever, he vowed to help as many people as he could see that truth.

What started as a blog about Lee's experience morphed into a podcast, a course and now a community for people who want to live fulfilled lives as people that don't drink alcohol. As the founder of 1000 Days Sober, Lee currently serves as the creative driving force behind the program, the podcast's voice and the leader of the community.

He is married to 1000 Days Sober coach Liza Lim, and they have two children, Jude and Zia. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California. When Lee is not helping people see the truth about alcohol, he is a writer, producer and content creator in the poker world.

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