For some, the very idea of sharing their message can elicit a flight, fight or freeze response so fast, you’ll think you’ve blacked out for a second and you end up waking up three days later. Standing up and speaking, writing that book, writing that Facebook post, sharing in a meeting at work with your colleagues…. shudder …. it’s like every cell in your body feels like it’s going to pop a vein.
If cells had veins that is.
In a world full of narcissism, the notice me era, the entitlement era, there are people who know they have something they want to share and don’t because the whole idea of opening yourself up to ridicule or worse, someone calling you a fraud, can be just too terrifying.
Like, I mean, who are you to think that you could change someone’s life by telling your story? Really?
Well, let me tell you dear reader, WHO ARE YOU TO NOT BE TELLING YOUR STORY?
Yes, it appears that I might just have yelled at you, and I will pull the Antipodean card out on that one, there’s a belief we are a bit of an uncouth mob.
Let me not get off track here though, this is all about you. You have a story, and you want to share it because somewhere in your waters, deep down, you know you’ll be helping.
Whatever your definition of selfish or selfless – who cares, just do it. Just speak, write, draw, sing, chant, boogaloo…anything.
It takes a village to raise a child, and my darling, the world is full of children ranging in age from 0 to 111+.
One of my favourite sayings is “we go through what we go through to help others go through what we’ve been through”.
I can assure you, as someone who has spent an inordinate amount of time in my life worrying if what I’m saying is helping, I still get the dinner plate eyes when someone tells me how one thing has helped them shift something in their life and they hardly recognise themselves anymore.
I don’t ever want to lose the dinner plate eyes. I don’t want to ever get surprised when someone says thank you for sharing your story.
Sometimes I wish I could have a dab of narcissist to help me not have that flash of thought that comes with sharing your message. A little bit of “I am da man” wouldn’t hurt me I don’t reckon.
To be fair, sharing my message since I decide to start my own business in 2009, I have evolved to the place where I am able to say “I’m really good at what I do”; And I am.
I want to give you permission to look at what you have been through, look in the mirror and see that person standing there (hot tip, what you’ve been through didn’t kill you, so sharing is so your next step), and say “You’re really made for this, go get ‘em!”
You will have people who won’t resonate with you and your message, and that’s ok. 7.23 Billion people on the planet, you’re not meant to resonate with everyone. Imagine the pressure if you were. When you speak your message, please be assured that the Universe will conspire in your favour to get the right people to hear or see your message. Truly it will.
FaT baby, it’s all you need to be… FaT – Faith and Trust.
Live it, Love it.