The same story was told on both stages, but they were in very different settings in terms of location, cast, band, audience, etc. And, while the vibes attached to each performance were not the same, I enjoyed them both. Each was beautifully unique as we witnessed Ella Mae Bullocks' rise to stardom and saw her become Tina Turner.
This reminds me of our stories
When I first started speaking about my divorce, my coach asked me in a very nice way, "So what?" She wanted to know why I felt my story was worth telling since so many women have lived through divorce.
It was then that I had to learn to articulate why my story was worth talking about. You see, no one had experienced divorce quite like I'd experienced it. They were not in my exact setting or situation, and that's what made my story different and beautifully unique.
Maybe this is something you're struggling with today
Maybe you think your story isn't worth sharing because your situation is one that others have also experienced. But please understand that no one on planet Earth experienced it the way that you did. While yours, like mine, may be a familiar tale, no one can tell it like you can. And someone is waiting to hear about that experience from you.
It's true. Someone won't "get it" unless YOU tell it.
And just like the two TINA productions were both great, both beautifully unique, there should be no competition or comparison when it comes to your story.
Your story doesn't have to be the one with the greatest tragedy or the most dramatic comeback, the world just needs to hear, in your own unique voice, what you've experienced. In fact, maybe you've been blessed to have dodged the bullets that life can send our way, that's a story worth sharing, too! Who doesn't want to hear about something upbeat and positive?
I encourage you to start looking for opportunities to help others by sharing your story. Not all of the dirty details, but share just enough to help someone get to the other side of "through."
And if you want to learn about how your story can be published in Volume III of Living In The Key of Joy, let me know. Plans are underway and details will be shared soon. There is a financial investment involved, but many authors make it all back in book sales. Don't worry, I'll schedule a Zoom call soon to give you all the specifics. Click here to send me a note if you want to learn more.
Give it some thought. And, in the meanwhile, I hope you'll bask in the blessings of your story and use it to fuel you toward all the SPARKLE that God has in store for you.