Tell Your Story: Overcome Your Past and Make It Your Story
Tell your story! How do you find your story? You can find your story in your past. Your past can make your story. Your past can either break you, or you can use your past to go on and do some wonderful things. And you can make a inspiring story from your past
Tell Your Story Like This Chicken “Processor” Did!
A guy got a job at a chicken factory when he graduated from high school. His job was to stand by a moving assembly line and process chickens as they came by. By “process” I do NOT mean that he manufactured chickens! He destroyed chickens! Thirty-eight chickens per minute would come by, or 21,000 chickens a day. He would “destruct” chickens all day long. For this, he was paid $3 per hour.
He went on from this minimum wage job to become one of the most well-known network marketers in the US. You have probably read some of his books. His name is Richard Bliss Brookes.
His past did not define him. He took his past and made something great out of it. He began to tell his story.
Tell Your Story: This Is MY Story
When I was about six or seven years of age, I liked to sing, and I sang a lot. I didn’t know if I was any good or not at singing, but I thought I was. And I evidently would sing loud. Very loud!
Now here is the painful part of the story. I remember being in my music class, and I remember my music teacher asking me to not sing so loud. Now I’m sure that she made that request in a nice manner, but I interpreted that to mean that she thought I was awful. And that she didn’t want to hear me sing!
In my perception, this was a music teacher who knew much about singing. If she felt that I was a terrible singer, she was probably right and I should probably not sing. At least not sing so loud!
So I stopped singing. Since we lived on a farm, I would occasionally go out and sing to the pigs, where nobody but the pigs could hear me. They didn’t seem to mind my voice.
At about this time, I recorded myself singing with a small tape recorder that my Dad had. Now, do you remember the first time that you had heard your voice on some sort of device? I remember thinking, “That is NOT me! I have a real manly voice, and this is some little girl trying to sing!”
Combine my shock at hearing my own voice for the first time with the experience of thinking that my music teacher didn’t think I was a good singer, and my singing career was over!
I stopped singing. And many of you know that when you stop doing something that you have a talent for, many times that talent goes away.
My singing “muscles” withered away, and the time came when my range for singing was only about 2 or three notes. I had truly lost the ability to sing.
I let my probable misinterpretation of a teacher’s remark steal away one of my joys.
Tell Your Story! Now It Is Your Turn!
Many times we get this thought in our head that we are not good at this, or we are not good at that. Most of those thoughts are false thoughts. And we let one small failure make us believe that we are a failure.
That will hinder your future progress. You might even stop completely, just as I had stopped singing.
You have a story as well. There is a time in your life when things didn’t turn out well for you. Some of those things are probably still bothering you today.
Tell your story! Take your story and turn it into something positive. Move on from your failures and disappointments and turn them into victories. Take your disappointments and failures and turn them into a story that you can tell your prospective customers and team members.
People like stories. Use your story. Doing so will make you appear more real. People will begin to know, like, and trust you. Let people know you are human.
Find your story and then tell it! Tell your Story!
Watch the video above! It goes into more detail about why you should tell your story.
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