I was at a networking breakfast recently and the speaker was telling the story of her business experience and growth. To be honest, it's an impressive story. However; ten minutes into the program there seemed to be a pattern. Her entire story was about herself. Over and over we heard, "I bought this system, I implemented this program, I made this presentation, I made that decision." Not one time in the forty minute presentation did she refer to "us, we or they".
I am certain that with a multi-million dollar international corporation the success did not happen by herself. There must have been people along the way with whom she discussed, partnered or shared her experiences, triumphs and hardships.
Success stories are always motivational, but are much more inspiring when they include more than one person.