Own Your Story Before It Owns You Introduction

Brene Brown says, “When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending.”

Over the past several years, I’ve had opportunity to meet, shake hands and hug people that surpass my wildest dreams. Some were wealthy people in the sense of financial gain, some were wealthy because they practiced the “sowing & reaping” principle, giving from their hearts at every turn. Some were wealthy because they didn’t hesitate to share their story even when they didn’t feel like it. I’m talking about people like Nick Vujuccic, the man without limbs, who has such passion and affection for broken people but cannot even hug his wife or kids.

The ONE thing these people had in common is that each of them OWNED THEIR STORY.

What does it mean to own your story? Perhaps the better question is, “What does it mean to be stuck in your story? It seems to be a most accurate phrase to describe the condition of running into something in life that stops us cold. As much as we would like to move forward, we’re “stuck”, unable to resolve some conflict within us, and we can’t move on. In this series, Own Your Story before It owns You, I will take you step by step to get unstuck. Remember, Your Story Matters,