Why is it important to YOU to know you own story?
Knowing your story is your shortcut to establishing your winning difference.
Just like your stories play an important role in defining who you are, your stories are also an important part of your assets. They give you your unique value in the form of experience, education and tests in life whether measured a success or failure.
If you are not clear on your defining stories, you are missing some serious savings that you can cash in on in different ways – during and after your sports career.
Your stories are gold – when told
Is something holding you back from sharing your story? Are you concerned that it might not be interesting?
Or that you didn’t get that particular gold medal or that title – or that other athletes’ stories are better than yours. Since you are reading this, I bet something inside you knows that you have something you ought to share.
The truth is that spending so much time and energy in your sport and putting yourself out on the line so many times has made you grow certain skills and parts of your personality. It has made you push yourself farther than most people can even dream of. That commitment doesn’t come without quite a bit of insight and lessons of life that can be helpful to other people too – or even life changing.
That’s how I know that you have something that a lot of other people want to tap into. And that your story can inspire that one person out there – or thousands of people!
In either case, you will have made a difference in the world 🙂
Your stories can be your winning difference
And even for your own sake because your stories are an important part of your assets. They’re what make you unique. They are what differentiate yourself whether looking for a job or starting your own business. And especially as an athlete – they are what is going to give you that winning difference.
So, reach out and let’s get your stories in the bank, so you can just pull them out any time you want to.
I would love to help you identify your moments worth sharing and take your story out into the world -whether in writing, through audio or video or in person presentations.
I know it can be really hard to find out what’s worth sharing from one’s own story. “What could possibly be so interesting about my athlete story” right? That’s how I used to think too…
But I’m a big fan of athlete stories myself, so I try to share my own story here and there, and it has always been worth it. As you can see in this video, the far most intimidating for me was to do my TEDx-talk.
I have also written one of my stories as a contribution to a book, shared some in videos, presentations, interviews and in person on my camps and retreats. It takes work and practice.
I wish I would have had a system in place to collect my stories when I was still active. It would have saved me a lot of time – and lost stories! And I would have been a lot more clear on my unique value to succeed after sports.
That’s why I have decided to help other athletes understand their unique value through their stories and help bring forward those stories, lessons and messages to share. One of the ways I do so, is in my Youtube show: Athlete Story
Succeed after sports message
The first time I felt that another person could benefit from my unique skill set and story was incredibly satisfying and exciting. Somehow I didn’t expect that. I thought I had to become an engineer to have value!. – I love to help other athletes gain awareness of their own value outside sports, so they can repurpose themselves in accordance with their special strengths and who they are and flow right into the next career.