Have you ever given serious thought the question about the story of your life? What truly is, currently, the most important story of your life? What do you have the world to tell?
What’s your story? I believe we all have a story to share. But instead of sharing our story, we often compare ourselves to others – and forget about ourselves in the process. We forget we’re on a unique path. Your life is a unique, never to be repeated event. So instead of comparing your story to others – write it down. Something you’ll say will have the power to change somebody’s life. Not the entire story, but a piece of it. A small piece of your story will resonate with exactly what they are going through right now, in their own way.
This is the idea my book writing course is based on. Everyone has a story to share that not only deserves to be heard – it’s almost a moral imperative. As I tell my clients, we’re not looking to write Shakespeare, as that in itself would be a bad comparison to make. We’re looking to get your story out of your head, and down on paper. Because only when it’s written down it has the impact to touch somebody else’s life, and help them on their unique path. Even if it’s not the book in it’s entirety that’ll change their life, it’ll probably that one paragraph, or even one sentence, that’ll give someone a new viewpoint, make them think – and help them along. That means the opposite is true as well – you could argue that by not sharing your story, not writing your book, you’ll never write that one sentence that has a significant, beneficial impact on somebody else.
Food for thought? Is it time to get started on your story – and write it down? In telling your story, you can focus on what parts of the story you share, and how. It’s about the core of your life, the things you build your life around that matter. It might just be one sentence, but it’ll make a difference to someone.Learn more about writing a book
Wilko van de Kamp Author
WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller The Freedom Project and several other books and e-books. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his home, and the rest of the world his office. He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise, and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world. Visit him online at www.wilko.ca