I read a post recently, from last year, called ‘A Letter To Donald Miller’.
And for me, those guaranteed, fix-all solutions these type of courses sell us? They simply don’t exist.
In the next couple of years I hope to launch some e-courses, and coaching. And for some, I’ll have to charge money. So I’ll need to market and promote these courses.
But one thing I never wish to do, is to sell these courses as guaranteed, fix-all solutions. Or as the ‘best’ or ‘only’ way to find meaning and purpose.
My method won’t be the only way, the right way, the foolproof way, and it won’t work for all people in exactly the same way. It will merely be what I’ve learned and experienced as a really powerful method to help people ground and discover their identity and calling.
Other people will have different methods. I’ll have mine.
I can’t make promises about how any of my work will impact anyone’s life.
None of us can.
That’s incredibly arrogant and irresponsible. All any of us can do is share our experiences, what we’ve learned on our own journey.
Your Story Matters
All our creative work – including all these courses or programs which make these false promises – is simply a summary of some of our knowledge and experiences, and lessons we’ve drawn from those.
It’s not the final word. On anything.
We don’t get that – even with our faith. And the last word hasn’t been spoken (not even in the Bible).
You have my permission. For real.
I only have my experiences and knowledge. My story to share.
Ultimately, that’s all any of us has.
And I can tell you right now – whatever you think, your story matters.
Yes, even yours. Yes, even that thing you think doesn’t matter.
Your story is priceless, unique, and deserves to be shared. We can all benefit from you sharing your story.
Don’t ever be ashamed to share your story.
In truth, none of us has the copyright on the final word. On any subject. (And that includes me on this subject.)
There’s still so much more for all of us to learn and experience. More stories to be shared. More lessons to be learned. And that should excite us, because it means there’s way more to come for us, and maybe way more that we can be, than we could ever imagine.
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