Do You Have A Story?

I was asked today if I have a story.

Do I have a story? Of course I have a story! Who doesn’t have a story?

It was not a random question, I was invited to a networking event for Speakers which happens to feature an open mic. It’s a venue for Speakers, and Would-Be-Speakers, to refine their skills while rubbing elbows with like-minded people. In this context I’ve discovered I really don’t have a story.

Does one really have a story if one has not bothered to define what that story is?

We all have experiences, and we all have things to share with the world, but if you were asked to get up on stage in front of an audience, would you be able to explain your story in an effective and engaging manner?

I know at this point I simply could not! Never mind the stage, I don’t even have an elevator pitch!

At this point I am beginning to defining myself as an entrepreneur. I have a vast history working within the corporate world, but no real experience yet as a bonafide expert at anything in the self-employment realm.

What on earth do I talk about, and how on earth do I get started?

At this point I am a firecracker with a fuse that hasn’t yet been lit! I am about to explode into greatness (of this I am confident), but for now I am a volatile mixture of wonderful ideas without enough hours in the day, or clear vision of where I’m going.

I’d like to use my experiences for good, and help people as much as I can (I have a passion for small business and network marketing). I’d like to monetize my soft skills into something that will assist the same small business owners and network marketers I mentioned. I’d like to create a membership based website. I’d like to do some consulting. I’d like to host free webinars. I’d like to write a book.

All together these ambitions seem so overwhelming (especially for someone like me who simply never stops thinking, and is always hatching a plan). I know that I need to break down all these idea into smaller more manageable tasks, and I know I need to simply start – somewhere.

That’s what I did with this blog. I decided I wanted to write, and had absolutely no idea where to start, so I signed up for an account, and started writing. Now, whenever an idea crosses my mind I sit down at the computer and start to type. I don’t know if I’m blogging effectively. I don’t know if I’m using the right key words, and I CERTAINLY don’t know how to monetize the darn thing, but you know what? I started! I figure at this point, as long as a few people are enjoying what I do, then I’m happy. The lessons will come.

We’ve all been new at something at some point in our life. We’ve all been beginners, and have had to learn by going through it. My journey into the world of entrepreneurship is new, and I’m enjoying every moment of it.

Do I have a story? Yes and No.

I have a story in my mind. I have plenty to share.
Have I committed it to paper? Not yet.
Will I? Absolutely!

Do you have a story?