It can be confusing knowing how much to share, post or blog about your personal story.
One common theme with people I speak with is that they’re hesitant to share a lot of there personal experiences. I understand. I also know that by sharing more of your story (and yes you do have lot’s of stories) you will build greater connections with your community and your clients and you will attract more people to you and your business through a deeper connection. Story telling is where true connection happens.
People remember stories.
People relate to stories.
People will relate to your stories.
People will be inspired to take action because of your stories.
People will take action because of your stories.
People will want to share more of their stories because of your stories.
If you are focused on serving others, and most likely you are if you are in business and reading this, something to think about is that you are serving others by sharing your stories.
It is not about you.
If you are telling your stories to heal yourself, then you may not be in the right place to share. Sharing your stories is not about having a platform to heal yourself if you want to serve others. They will see through your façade and you will not be healing, or attracting the right people around you.
Your stories will inspire others when you share from the heart. Yes you can show emotion, however by having an intention for why you are sharing your stories, you will be able to keep on track and keep the focus on why you are telling the stories.
Become a storyteller.
Take some time to write some prompts about different stories you can tell to inspire, or move others. When you feel like writing more, go back to these prompts and tease them out into stories.
Think about some others who tell stories, Oprah, Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Dr. John Demartini, there are many more. Just last week one of my clients reminded me that Tony Robbins tells the same stories over and over. He does. They are his stories. They are true. They do inspire others. They are his stories and they are his point of difference just as your stories are your point of difference.
You are the gatekeeper of your stories so you can choose how much or how little to share. Start by sharing a little more of you and your stories and then keep practicing. You will be able to gauge by the feedback you receive whether you are inspiring others. Go for it! Share more of you in a way that serves others.
Share more of your story.
Show your vulnerability.
You can do it.
Others will notice you.
Others will be inspired.
You will feel fantastic.
You are your point of difference.
No-one else has your story.
It is your story.