I’m writing from my back porch today.
My cat is next to me, sleeping.
Birds are chirping. Insects buzzing.
I love the sounds of late summer, but they also make me wistful.
These are the waning days of summer.
This time of year is always bittersweet.
Saying goodbye to summer is never easy.
Endings are always hard.
This wistful tone has me thinking about vulnerability.
You hear people talking about it all the time – in the marketing world, on talent shows, and in books.
Give us MORE.
Show us who you REALLY are.
And this may feel like a whole lot of pressure. You don’t want to overexpose yourself. You don’t need to make a spectacle of your life.
Yet, you’re also curious: what does vulnerability look like for you? How do you get there?
Here's one thing I know:
From life’s ashes always comes a gift of perspective. Challenging times, turning points, and loss are portals to our truth. And our truth contains healing medicine for ourselves and others.
You have an opportunity to transform your pain into power. How to do this? Start by sharing your story. Your story is healing medicine. Your audience is waiting for you.
push your grief down
don’t validate your loss
skip over the insights from your life lessons
block creativity and passion
pinch off abundance
stifle ideas and inspiration
experience a lack of fulfillment
possibly transfer your pain onto clients
deny others the gift of your experience
Being vulnerable - in a deliberate way - helps you avoid these risks. You don't have to do it all at once. You can ease into it gracefully.
Start by getting your story out.
This will help you…
Are you standing at the edge of your story?
If you need a guiding hand to help you step inside it, I’m here.
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I am passionate about helping mission-centered business owners share their message through compelling written and visual content.
My memoir, What I Gave to the Fire, is available in both print and Kindle formats on Amazon.com.