I started writing for the same purpose. It was always meant to be a month-long goal for me though, but it turns out I had WAY more to tell than I thought I would.
Agreed that story-telling is arguably the most important skill there is for “success”. Working on improving this skill for 6 months now has dramatically changed my life.
I’d say though that a good storyteller tells the stories as they are, not to glorify themselves. A good storyteller is a humble person. They don’t hide failure, mistakes, wrong-doings.
Tom Kuegler wrote an apology post about a month ago, admitting he was wrong on something. I thought it was a proof of strength and a sign of great story telling.