Song Lyrics Saturday – Unwritten

This song used to be the theme song for one of my favorite guilty-pleasure shows, and it has always stuck with me!

In the Beachbody business, it is basically all about our story – sharing it, owning it. embracing it… sometimes it inspires other people (and that’s really the whole entire goal, honestly!). The Shakeology and the workouts are cool, but we connect with our stories!

It’s scary to be 100% transparent, and put yourself out there (especially when the Internet allows people to say whatever they feel like, true or not, kind or not… but I digress!)

But there is a powerful component to knowing that your story is inspiring someone else’s. When someone comes to you, someone that previously might have felt HOPELESS, and tells you that they now feel HOPEFUL, it’s incredibly powerful and empowering.

Two years ago I was too shy to share my story. I had no confidence in myself and I didn’t want to draw attention to myself. One might say I didn’t know how valuable my help and insight was. But now I know. It’s a good feeling, and one I won’t allow anyone to take away from me!

So go ahead, drench yourself in words unspoken, live your life with arms w i d e open… today is where YOUR book begins!

live your life with arms wide openHappy Saturday, guys! Make it super!

Motivation Monday – Tell your story

worst story ever told

This blog has allowed me to share bits and pieces of my story in a controlled, mostly anonymous manner. You see, my story is very personal to me, and sharing it with people I don’t know puts me in a vulnerable position – one I am still working to be comfortable with.

I learned from experience recently that some people will take your story, your courage to share it, and throw it back in your face, and leave you reeling. Not fun, but also no reason not to share it, because by not sharing it, you are potentially keeping it from someone who needed to hear your story in order to find the courage to share theirs. Your bravery might be the chain reaction needed to spark their own bravery.

But as I learned, sometimes communicating past my trusted circle is scary, and so I sometimes hold back. It’s sort of a way of protecting myself and my very sensitive sensibilities, if you will. But in trying to protect myself and my story so much, I wasn’t sharing it.

My story matters, so it needs to be told! I embrace this, and I am open to this. Because the worst story? It’s the one that is never told.