How many of you have had these thoughts when asked to tell your story?
Friend, all of those thoughts are lies. Everyone has a story to tell that will inspire someone else. I guarantee it.
When you stand and tell your story, not only do you heal yourself, others heal as well.
I’m Missy Day, Founder of What’s Your Story. I too had those same thoughts for a long time. Part of me just didn’t want anyone to know just how dysfunctional/weird my family was, and another part of me was too embarrassed to tell my story.
In my story there’s suicide, abandonment, drug and alcohol use, verbal abuse, manipulation and finally salvation. Seriously, who wants to talk about that?
I was asked to speak at a women’s luncheon in 2016, the suggested topic was leadership. Easy peasy. Except for one thing...a little voice in my head saying, it’s time to tell your story. Um, what? Are you insane? That little voice grew bigger and bigger until I said, alright! I called the event coordinator and told her about the voice, thinking of course she’s going to say no, stick to leadership. But no...she thought telling my story was perfect. Fine.
I spoke at the luncheon, told my story with all the ugliness and light and was taken aback at not only the beautiful response from the women but how I felt afterwards. I felt like weights had been lifted off my shoulders.
You see, every single one of us go through trials, valleys, mountain tops and sometimes hell in order for us to grow and become who we’re meant to be. But more importantly, we go through these things so that we can help others through it too.
So, the question becomes, how are you going to help others if you don’t share your story? After all, isn’t that why we’re here?
I decided to create a safe platform for people to tell their story, and I called it What’s Your Story? The first event was sold out and I had so many people who wanted to tell their story, I immediately booked another event for six months later. Hmm, I might be onto something!
Ten events later and so many stories have been shared. Weights have been lifted, scars have been healed, forgiveness has taken place and lives have been changed.
We went BIG for our 10th event! The speaker line-up was stellar. I’m so excited, honored and proud to bring this event to Huntington Beach, CA! If you know me, you know Huntington Beach is my happy place. The thought of What’s Your Story being there gives me goosies!
Our next What’s Your Story conference is October 15th, 2022, in Huntington Beach, CA. I hope to see you there! Who knows, maybe you will be telling your story!
To learn more about the What’s Your Story conference and pop-up events throughout the year, visit www.whatsyourstory.vegas.