Your story hasn’t been written yet. You are writing it every minute of the day. Don’t think you must have it all worked out and wrapped up in a neat, shiny bow. You just need to be further along in the journey than someone else.
If you’re in business, you’re already providing a service to people, offering something that people want. Running a business is hard. If you weren’t passionate about what you do and why you’re doing it, you wouldn’t keep doing it.
You already have a message to share: a skill or something of value that is of benefit to someone else.
You can even consider it your OBLIGATION to share it with someone who needs to hear it. Don’t we all want to help people? Wouldn’t we all help someone if given a chance?
You don’t need to be at the end of your journey and have all the answers wrapped up in a neat little bow. You just need to be further along in your journey than someone else.
People don’t always just want to hear from the gurus. They seem somehow glorified. One step removed. We feel like it’s ok for them. But what about us? We’re not rich and famous. We’re the Theodore Roosevelt Quote, The Man in the Arena, covered in dust, sweat, and blood.
We want to hear from people we can relate to. People just a little further along in the journey than where we are now.
Louise Hay said someone could listen to the same message many times over, and then one person will come along and say exactly the same thing, but in a different way, and suddenly that person will ‘get’ it. They’ll hear it for the first time.
You might have exactly the right words, spoken in your unique way, that someone needs to hear so they can ‘get’ it.
And what greater gift is there than to be able to help someone else? And what better way to do it than the power and global reach of a book.
What a legacy.
Through the power of our story, lets:
• Make a difference.
• Stand up for what’s important.
• Raise awareness.
• Spark movements.
• Force change.
Through our stories, lets:
Share our journey, heartaches, tears, and triumphs.
Our mistakes and our wisdom.
And if we improve even one person’s life, how nice will it be to know that we’ve left this world just a tiny bit better than we found it?
I’m Athena Daniels, I am a book and publishing coach, and I help women entrepreneurs, leaders, and coaches write and publish stories that create global impact.
Athena Daniels Academy is dedicated to assisting women share their stories and wisdom. There’s an old saying: When an older person dies, a library dies with them. We believe in preserving that wisdom for the benefit of others, and future generations.
Athena Daniels Academy supports female-led businesses and creatives and aims to promote and encourage a supportive community for women to feel safe and nurtured creatively.
Athena Daniels Academy actively discourages judging women based on age, weight, appearance, success, failure, nationality, beliefs, etc. We are unique souls, and our individual journeys and differences are things to learn from and be celebrated, not criticised and judged.
Athena Daniels Academy encourages authenticity and embracing what makes your message or story unique. Someone may have a similar message or story to yours, but no one has said it your way.