Sometimes we go through life not realizing that we have amazing stories that can help others.
That was me. I was recently reminded that my story matters. This happend when I was speaking to Ange Wilcock regarding amazing women and what they’ve done.
Ange had been seeking out women to tell their stories and I responded not expecting my story to catch her attention. But, it did.
So, she invited me to be a guest on her podcast and vióola! The result is a 30 minute conversation about growing up in a rough environment, enlisting in the military and dealing with post-military life facing serious challenges.
One of those challenges allowed me to discover what I truly want to do for the rest of my life.
I’ve been working since I was 14 (althought I had a chocolate sales job at the age of 10). And throughout all those years, I believed that if I went to college and worked hard, I’d have a great career and a meaningful life.
However, I’ve worked VERY hard and I came to a point in my life when I saw that all the hard work was not paying off the way I thought it would.
That realization allowed me to venture into entrepreneurship and which resulted in my creation of DaliTalks© and an upcoming anti-bullying online program (more on that very soon).
But, the journey has not been easy and as a matter of fact, it’s just started. Looking back, I don’t think I would change a single thing because the lessons I learned have always opened a different door that has allowed me to get to this point.
I went through some very dark phases in my life and there was a time when I didn’t think I’d get through it. Some days I’d ask myself, WHY ME?But, I kept reminding myself that I had it good compared to others and I kept doing different things to make a better situation for myself. If one thing would not work, another one would.
If you’re asking if I felt silly – Yes, I felt silly and embarrassed each time I failed, but that’s what every successful person does until they hit their goal.
One of the challenges included allowing myself to be who I really am regardless of what people thought. I had to learn to love my differences and uniqueness. I had to take risks and forget about people who thought that my risks and my ideas were dumb.
I don’t want to give away specific details of my story becuase I think it’s worth the 30 minutes to listen for yourself.
So, come on over join the conversation about how my challenges might be a learning tool for your to overcome yours. Click here and KNOW that you too will overcome!.
It is my hope that my story helps you out in some way and I humbly ask that you share it with others who might need a little ray of hope right now.
You can listen to the interview on Woman of Strength Podcast here.
If you have an amazing story and want to share it, please send us an email with the subject line “I Overcame” at firstname.lastname@example.org.