Reading all of the great interviews that head Mom ‘N Charge was part of, promoting the movie Queen of Katwe, I’m inspired to know that one girl’s story is able to make such a great impact. Not just any girl, but a girl in rural Uganda. A country that’s rather tiny on the map, and not quite the safari tourist attraction as its neighbouring Kenya.
One of the lessons I took from the posts is the importance of sharing YOUR story, no matter how insignificant people may make it seem. I’m the type of person who’s always downplayed anything that concerns me. I’m even learning to accept compliments without any rebuttals or explanations for why it “isn’t really a big deal”, or “I had nothing to do with it, it was all God.” Not to say that God isn’t omnipotent and omnipresent. However if your hair is slaying, that was your effort. And it’s ok to simply say thank you.
MADE IT THROUGH
Being comfortable with your story is that much more important when you’ve overcome adversary. I read a blog post the other day that said, we’re so quick to share the birth and pregnancy announcements, and the engagement and wedding announcements. But guess what, someone out there also needs to hear that you made it through that miscarriage, that breakup, the heartache and pain that life sometimes throws our way.
I’m sure many thought the story of a chess prodigy from Uganda was at most worth a 1-hour special, and I don’t even mean an HBO one, lol. But it took the belief of someone to tell that story until someone listed, and DISNEY of all people listened.
Don’t sell yourself short, but sell yourself! It’s your story that people are buying. Whether you’re a blogger, a designer, an author, or a bank teller. You have a story. I’m well aware of mine, as I know you are with yours. The issue however, is having the guts to share it. That’s what’s holding many of us back.
My prayer for all of us is that we can be so comfortable with ourselves and our story that we don’t care what anyone thinks. All we care about is that it touches someone and makes a difference in their life.