Your message comes from your heart. It’s the wisdom and the melody stored there.
Your personal story is the beginning of wisdom that you can share with others. It may be a story of triumph, of tremendous learning and lessons, of overcoming, of love, of challenge or hope. Your story was given to you to share with others, and for some that hear it the impact is life-changing.
When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else.
– Iyanla Vanzant
Here are three ways to access your story.
Experience is the best teacher and sometimes your story can be found in a personal struggle or triumph. What have you struggled with? What challenges have you overcome? Have you had a turning point, a triumph, or a tragedy that you want to teach others to help minimize their struggles?
Your message is an expression of your purpose. Think of times in your life that were most meaningful, and you will find your story. When your message aligns with your purpose (what you love and what matters to you) you will have more energy, enthusiasm, and impact. Think of times in your life that you’ve felt most passionate, times you’ve felt most fulfilled or your life has had the most meaning. Align your message with those times – the times your were being or doing what you love and matters to you.
The things that inspire you will inspire others. What is the greatest inspiration you can share with others? What motivates and moves you? It will also inspire your listeners. Imagine yourself waiting backstage as the event host introduces you. The message you have to share involves a significant event in your life that brought out the best in you. It inspired you then, it inspires you now in the retelling, and it will inspire your listeners. The audience begins to cheer and clap as you walk onto the stage. You walk up to the microphone, take a deep breath, and in a loud, clear, confident voice, you declare your inspiring message. “I’m here to remind you that _______.”
What is your story? Share it with me. I’d love to support you in reaching others with your message.
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