It’s time to separate fact from fiction…Once upon a time isn’t just the stuff of fairy tales! All the great communicators are fantastic storytellers. The stories you share help your audiences know who you are on a personal level and helps you connect with them emotionally.
Your voice matters…your story matters…someone especially needs to hear your story.
Yes! Your story…your truth…not fiction…you CAN write your own happily ever after.
Your story changes. Think about the things you do today that you didn’t do, couldn’t do, or hadn’t wanted to do last year, last week, or even yesterday. You had to learn how to drive a car, read a book, construct a sentence, fry an egg (well, maybe for some of us consider making toast an accomplishment), the point here is that you are different emotionally, intellectually and physically than you were before.
And your story is different too.
Pieces of you have changed as your various roles evolve from child to adolescent to adult
Once upon a time you may have believed your Prince would take care of you.
Not now. Your story does not revolve around waiting for someone to rescue you. You are figuring it out for yourself.
Whether it is despite, or in spite of, the ugly truth of the Monsters in your world (job status precarious, change in marital status, empty nest, or a catastrophic illness), YOU rewrite your story every day. When you stand up for yourself to decide to add 15-minutes for yourself on your To Do list. When you check out the next time that Community Ed class is offered. When you start stashing your change at the end of the day to actually have a vacation fund instead of just dreaming about it. When you…(you fill in the blank).
Sharing our passion and beliefs exposes our vulnerability, deepens our authenticity, our transparency, and builds trust with everyone we encounter. I found my voice through my catastrophic illness, loss of loved ones, loss of jobs, and major moves. It made me passionate about encouraging everyone not to wait to live this one precious life we have.
No one else on earth could tell my story from my perspective…no one else has lived my life…I have.
I unleash my voice and my legacy when I share my writing.
What are you sharing that someone is waiting to hear?
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