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181: Hidden Stories

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There are silent hidden stories all around you. They are in your home. your office, anyplace that you repeatedly spend time in. 

Does that sound wacky? It is profoundly true. 

This short episode explores the hidden stories in familiar objects that we own. The question to ask is, “Do they own you?”

I’m not making this up. I’m sharing insights from a powerful book, Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What’s Holding You Back, by Brooks Palmer. 

Brooks’s expertise is decluttering. People hire him to help them get rid of unwanted things, usually in their homes. 

Why would anyone need help getting rid of stuff they don’t want? That’s where the stories come in.

Psychology has demonstrated that we get emotionally attached to inanimate objects. The reality TV show, Hoarders, focuses on extreme examples of Holding on tightly to clutter.

You can’t read Clutter Busting or listen to this episode and not learn something about yourself. One of the book’s fascinating stories is about a woman who could not let go of one year old notes from a class she had taken. She didn’t need the notes. In fact, the wer scattered on her floor. You’ll be amazed at what set her free.

I give you a challenge to release objects that you own and don’t use, want, or need anymore. It’s an invitation to choose a new level of freedom that will enrich and empower your life. 

Stop what you’re doing. Listen to Hidden Stories. It could be one the most transformational ten minutes of your life.


Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What’s Holding You Back, by Brooks Palmer


About the author, Louis

Louis Di Bianco is a stage, film, and TV actor. He teaches acting and improvisation to professional actors as well as business people who want more clarity, confidence, and power in their communication.

Louis will help you develop your innate storytelling skills and achieve greater influence and persuasiveness in your business and your life.

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