The CEO is me, Ann Bernard, The Master of First Times. I’ve been on a journey of First Times and New Experiences for about eight years which inspired the #365FirstsChallenge, an App to help people make their list of the things they’ve never done before to maximize what they get out of life. The minimal viable product (initial version of the App) was released in December, 2019.
First times and new experiences changed and directly impacted my life so much. Additionally, the research backs up how powerful they are for rewiring our brains and providing a plethora of other benefits that I designed an action driven self-development program based on first times and new experiences and launched Next Level Firsts Coaching.
This is an opportunity for you to share a first time story you might have never shared before publicly and will never have another major platform to leverage like this again.
The story behind FTS
In March of 2020, the Covid-19 Pandemic took the world by storm and changed almost every aspect of how we lived our lives. In the process of having to pivot my business development, I found myself starting the First Time Storytelling Broadcast and releasing
First Time Story Prompts.
I have shared over 100 first time stories and I’ve listened to over 100 first time stories. In the process I discovered so much about myself, life, others, and the incredible power of first time storytelling. The meaning and impact of first times for our lives continue to amaze, impress, and baffle me. I launched First Time Storytelling in September, 2020.
I’m pretty sure at this point, I have all the bases covered when it comes to people having, understanding, learning and benefiting from, sharing, and talking about the first times and new experiences.
You can read about my storytelling journey here, which is Part I of the How to Become a (First Time) Storyteller book. You can listen to my first time stories on the #365Firsts Podcast. I’m a serial entrepreneur. A retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. I’ve traveled to over 40 countries, I’m an outdoor enthusiast and obviously I love trying new things.