Telling Your Story To The World
Sharing Your Gift
When I was growing up, back in Panama City, I genuinely thought I had nothing to offer to the world, no value to add, in essence I felt I was worth nothing and whether I did something or nothing at all, it would have not made any difference in the world.
I understand there are many people who feel the same way I once felt, for those of you, do not worry, the best is yet to come; the only thing you must do is to work on yourself and believe that what you do and who you are matter.
So, now, I know different, I know that it doesn’t matter where you are from, what you know, what you do or who you are, all of that matters, you know why? Because you matter, you are important and, awesome J.
I put it out there, just in case no one has mentioned it or you have forgotten it.
I must be honest, it took me a few years to learn that what I do matters, what I have matters and who I am matters.
In Growing Confident, I do apologise if I mention it too much – it is my baby! In here I share my story with the world, I open myself up and tell the world who I was and who I became.
In Growing Confident (which I hope you have read, if not, what are you waiting for?), there are two chapters I am most excited and proud of, these are:
- Telling your story to the world, and
- Sharing your gift.
The essence of these two chapters is that it does not matter how small or big, you think you are (cos it is a thought either way!), you will always have a story to tell, inspire others with your greatness and awesomeness (cos we all are! Yes, you too are!).
Oftentimes we forget what we have undergone and fought against to be where we are, and at the same time, we forget that there are people out there (the world is a big place you know! – over 7 billion people – that makes it 14 billion eyes, a lot of teeth and hair!!!), these people whom we might or might not personally know could potentially be facing similar circumstances to those we once faced.
So, why not share it?
I will tell you a brief story, which upset me and saddened me at the time.
Currently, I am working on a second book, this required me to interview various people from the LGBTQA Community, to my astonishment, a great percentage of the people I asked felt and thought they had nothing to share, their words were: I live a boring life, no one would be interested in…
Please, I beg of you, remove such thoughts from your head (or else I will go and physically remove them from there – and you do not want to see a passionate Latino gay guy in your head fighting your thoughts!!! My partner sees it every day. Bless him!).
You, your life, your work, everything about you matters.
So, my question to you is, are you telling your story to those around you and reaching the lives of those whom you are yet to meet?
There are endless means to accomplish this.
I, hand on heart, would love to hear your story and find how it can help me be and become a better person.
Equally, what is your gift?
As mentioned, I thought I had nothing special that could separate me from the rest and worth sharing…
How wrong was I!
Yes, it took me a while to figure them out.
Yes, I had to take on some trainings.
I have skills and assets worth sharing with the world.
Because I chose to, now I know, that with my coaching I can coach clients to become confident and successful, and help them get their businesses to the next level; and with trainings in Reiki, NLP and EFT, I am able to transfer skills and knowledge that will benefit my students and their clients, everyone wins.
With my poems and writing I am able to impact my readers, with my cooking I feed my body, my partner and guests; with my charisma (yep, I am charismatic, even if I may say so) and humour, I touch peoples’ lives through laughter.
I could go on and on and on and on and on and on and on… (sorry I got a bit carried away).
Though, there isn’t any point if you don’t believe you have a story to tell or a gift to share.
If that is the case, what can you do to remove that unwanted, unuseful programming and very limited belief system.
Why not seek professional help?
Believe me, your future self will thank you for it.
Do not forget you are awesome, you are amazing and absolutely everything about you is important and matters.
Just believe in yourself.
I look forward to hearing your story and experiencing your gift in my life.
As always, leave comments, feedback welcome and till next time.
With all my love.
From my heart to yours,