I threw a party for my book! Ok, not really… but Drew, the girls, and I *did* eat some cake. We had to celebrate somehow! Because my first book, New York Times bestseller How Are You, Really? turned one this week, and let me tell you: I am feeling alllll the feels. From hitting the top of the charts to selling over 100,000 copies, to over 1,000 reviews on Amazon – it’s been a wild ride and one I have LOVED.
It’s hard to explain just how powerful it is to have your story (in all its vulnerable glory) in hardcover for anyone in the world to read. And although it gives me a liiiiittle anxiety if I think about it too long, it also feels important… because our stories are our legacy.
In fact, I dive into this topic inside of my books pages in Chapter 14 of How Are You, Really?. In that chapter, I emphasize that the stories we tell and the lessons we pass down are the mark we make every day. I believe that sharing our stories can inspire others and make people feel less alone, and I encourage you to share YOUR stories, regardless of your qualifications or degrees.
Life is teaching us lessons every day and… you know what?
How about you simply listen to the chapter and see for yourself?!
Of course, you can read the entire book by getting your copy at howareyoureallybook.com… but for now, let’s celebrate the one year anniversary of How Are You, Really? by listening to Chapter 14: What Brooke Shields Doesn’t know: Why Your Story Matters A Lot. Enjoy (preferably with cake, too)!
If you enjoyed this chapter of How Are You, Really?, you’ll LOVE the rest of the book. You can pick up your copy at howareyoureallybook.com or find it on Audible to listen on-the-go.
I hope these pages help you consider this: where does the story of your business get told?
Is it living on the buried ‘about’ section of your website? Or are you integrating it wherever possible?
Because the story of your brand (or the ‘why’ behind what you do) shouldn’t be something that your customers and audience can’t find.
Your story can be how you got started, the way the idea scratched an itch of yours, how the business has evolved since day 1, or the impact it’s had with your customers! Weave together any or all of these and you’ve got yourself a story that creates connection with new leads of ALL kinds (both online and offline!)
Think about it this way: it gives your customers a way to talk about why they love you! Because you DO have a story to tell, and it would be an honor for your audience to hear it.
Until next time Goal Diggers, keep on digging your biggest goals (and keep shouting your story from the rooftops!)