Change your Story You Tell Yourself and Others

Sometimes leaders must shift their narrative.

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Molly Fletcher—speaker, author and founder of The Molly Fletcher Company—discusses why leaders must, at times, change the story they tell themselves or others.

“There are so many moments in our lives where the narrative can be pivoted… most importantly in an authentic way, that allows you to serve both yourself better and the people that you are working to connect with or support even better as well,” says Molly. “It's the stories we tell ourselves, and changing that narrative is an important part of showing up as our best self.”

Watch the video to learn more about moments when it’s important for leaders to change their narrative.

I had athletes that would get traded. And I had a guy once that got traded and he was devastated. I mean, he literally called me on his way home from the park, he was a total wreck, in tears, he felt like he had let his team down. He felt like he'd let his parents down, his family down, his teammates down. And he was incredibly upset. And I had to change the narrative for him. I had to help him see all the gifts in this trade, it was a new clubhouse, it was a new manager, it was a new hitting coach, it was a new city. We can go there and we can have success.

Changing the narrative, to me, can change the outcome in pretty powerful ways. As a female sports agent, obviously there was a narrative around, "Well, you're a woman, you're not supposed to do this." Or, "Why are you standing behind a player's bag on the range at a major tournament? Why are you behind the dugout at a baseball game?" And so the narrative could have easily run in my head of, "I don't belong here, I shouldn't even be here." But I changed that narrative to, "What a gift. I'm different. I can connect, and not just serve the athlete, if it was a male athlete, but I can serve the whole family in really awesome ways."

There are so many moments in our lives where the narrative can be pivoted, hopefully in an authentic way… most importantly in an authentic way, that allows you to serve both yourself better and the people that you are working to connect with or support even better as well. It's the stories we tell ourselves and changing that narrative is an important part of showing up as our best self.
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Molly Fletcher

Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. As a top sports agent, she was hailed as “the female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, representing many top athletes and negotiating more than $500 million in contracts in the high sta...

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