3 ways to create a unique biography
At My Story Told, we love learning about individual experiences and being a part of instilling your legacy for future generations, creating a lasting document in the process.
Most people choose to document their story in chronological order, while paying specific attention to certain periods of their lives such as their childhood or marriage, but there are a number of ways to create a lasting family heirloom that involve unique topics of focus.
Here, we identify three ways to create a personalised document for your family, friends or colleagues to enjoy.
1. Family recipes
Food is never just food. It’s the time at the table together, its recipes passed down through generations, and the comforting taste of home. Though recipes are easily accessible nowadays, the special tricks, flavours, and secrets that make meals unique are what differentiates family recipes from mainstream versions.
A personalised cookbook of family recipes is something that can become a huge part of a person’s life - whether those meals are used on special occasions or for everyday eating, the amazing culinary treats they’ve invented and dished up over the years can act as a symbol of a family’s legacy.
It’s also a chance to immortalise traditional family recipes for years to come, as the meals live on through the next generation.
2. Memorable Quotes
Throughout our lifetimes, we are told quotes, anecdotes and life lessons that are passed down by relatives. For example, you may have been told something to the effect of: “just like your grandad used to say...”.
Sharing these anecdotes and quotes could be one way to develop a unique history to share with your family, whether that is life lessons about love, quirky sayings or an old wives’ tale.
There may have been times when a family member’s words have inspired you, and will remind you about something that is important to you. Putting these in a document means that you can share the wisdom with others, or you can come back to them when you need inspiration.
3. Business Expertise
Gaining extensive experience within a specific industry comes with invaluable knowledge and expertise that many can learn from. Success within entrepreneurship does not come without mistakes, and are commonplace within business. Certain approaches and life lessons will emerge from falling at those hurdles, and these lessons could serve as vital information for future business owners.
Documenting your business journey is another way to create a truly unique biography that many can enjoy and learn from, as people often ask business experts to outline what lessons they wish they knew when they started.
A document like this can be used to inspire and provide essential value for anyone planning, managing, or growing a business through actionable insights from the successes and challenges of great entrepreneurs and executives.
At My Story Told, our team are with you every step of the way on your storytelling journey, whether that is a traditional memoir, or any personalised alternative you choose. We help individuals preserve their life stories in their own words, helping you tell your story, your way.
Get in touch to start your storytelling journey today.