One of my new favorite authors is Brene Brown. I’m currently reading her book Daring Greatly. In the intro, she refers back to a previous book she wrote, The Gifts of Imperfection where she reveals her Ten Guideposts for Wholehearted living.
So how does this tie in to ” What’s Your Story?” Well.. it IS your story. Each of these key points Brene calls Guideposts is relevant to who you are today. The one that particularly interests me right now and has been extremely important and relevant throughout my life is #4 on her list “Cultivating Gratitude and Joy: Letting GO of Scarcity and Fear of the Dark”To honor that part of me, and to honor that in each of you, I have decided to create “A Daily Gift of Gratitude” which will be a book that you can be a part of. It’s a daily reader. One page a day. A grateful thought to take with you throughout your day. And I’d love it if you would be a part of this book because whether you believe it or not, or have been told differently, your story matters. It mattered when you were told it didn’t, and it certainly matters NOW! Maybe it’s time to share a little bit of it in this book.
For the details on how you can participate, simply go to www.yourstorymattersnow.com
If you follow me on Facebook, you know that Gratitude is a HUGE part of my life and we have been playing a game with it .. daily A-Z. We are at the end of the alphabet, and I can promise you we will go around again with this in the near future.
Gratitude takes us our of the scarcity mindset and creates abundance. Oprah said it well:
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
That my friends is the truth.
I invite you to share your Grateful Heart in this upcoming book. www.yourstorymattersnow.com
Are you living your story over and over again in your mind? Wondering how to get off the merry-go-round? Or maybe you’ve realized that there was a lesson in a certain situation. Have you used that experience to move forward into a more abundant life? A more peaceful live? A more productive life?This week’s Transformational Tuesdays conversation (the first part of a two part series) focused on “your story” and how you can change it if you don’t like it; how you can use the lessons to move forward and step into your most authentically empowered life.
At one point in my life, when I had completely lost sight of who I am, I looked in the mirror and asked myself ..”Who are you and why are you here?”
I challenged the viewers/listeners to write out their story asking themselves those questions and a few other questions to facilitate the process…
Writing out your story will get it out of your body and onto the paper so you can see who you truly are. Here is my personal definition of a story:So … What’s your story? Will you take the Challenge?
Here are the questions to help you along in the process (these are written in first person for you to ponder, reflect and write about.)
- Who am I?
- Why am I here?
- What gifts and talents do I have?
- How am I supposed to use those gifts and talents?
- What’s still left to be done?
- What can I do differently?
- What have I done (or what am I doing) that really works well?
Whatever the answers to the questions are .. let them flow, embrace whatever emotions and tears that may show up, whatever anger. There is a lesson/learning in the process of writing out your story. Include any and all thoughts and feeling that show up. I encourage you to look at these questions from the perspective of all areas of your life. Physical, Emotional, Relational, Spiritual and Financial. This exercise is for you.. no one else.
I believe these little bits are gifts from God for me to share with this community and will help us along our own transformational trails.
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Please join me again next Tuesday (Aug 2) for Part 2 of this transformational conversation. We will be talking about what the experience of writing your story was like and asking you “What story do you want to tell the world now?” Please join us.