Most movies or stories follow a similar framework.
- The Protagonist (Heroine/Hero) goes on a quest
- Faces a problem
- Finds a mentor/guide
- Overcomes the problem
- Returns home a changed person
Everyone is the protagonist of their own story.
As engaged participants in the stories of others, we can hope we’re not the problem they face, and work to be a mentor or guide in their path to change.
We can be a guide through products, services, counsel, etc.
It’s important to remember that in the eyes of the ‘other’ we never play the part of the protagonist, but we can help them get to where they want to go.