You can listen to this episode and download its mp3 from my podcast for free: What To Do When You Feel Like Your Message Is The Same As Somebody Else’s
What do you do when you feel like your message is the same as somebody else’s?
Here’s the thing: a message is unique to one person when they have their story behind it.
If you feel like your story is similar to other people’s, it may look like that at a glance because a lot of people teach similar topics. But I would encourage you to go into your story, because within your story is your true message.
I always say your story is your message to millions. Why?
When you look at your life’s story, your message actually comes from your life’s story and your journey.
It comes from heartaches that you’ve had. It comes from pit moments in your journey of being down and out. It comes from breaking through and learning something that was so transformational for you that you want to share it and pass it on. It comes from the skill sets that you developed through your life experience and your life lessons.
If you really look into your personal journey and ask yourself: what have I learned? What are my life lessons? And from those, what’s the message I want to share with the world?
You’ll find that it’s totally unique.
Your story is your message to millions because when you share it there will always be someone listening who resonates with your story because it’s so personal. It’s because it’s emotional. It because it’s real. People will resonate with similar emotions because they’ve had similar emotions and experiences on their own journey.
Life experiences come in so many different, abundant ways it’s impossible to have the same message as somebody else.
So what can you do if you feel like your message doesn’t stand out right now?
Start by exploring your personal story. Go look at that pit moment in your life that every hero goes through on the hero’s journey, where you felt like you could never get out of this moment. You’re in the darkness and somehow you found a way through.
That journey’s unique to you. When you found a way through and you broke through and you created results in your life, the way you broke through, the way you created results, that journey is unique to you. And, somewhere, in between the pit and the breakthrough of your life, there’s a message, something you want to share.
To feel like your message is unique, you’ve got to feel like you went into a unique place inside of yourself and you pulled it out. There’s no better way to do that than by telling your story.
Look at your life, look at your personal story, and see just how unique you are. There’s nobody like you.
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