|Myra, The Storyteller|
My partner, Loeka has been pushing me for weeks to write an op’ed, write a newsletter, write a blog, write, write, write…And what do you think I’ve been saying. “I will one day. I will as soon as I figure out how to start.” And then I hear my words coming back at me, “start where you are”. Now some of you may be laughing because you know I recently published my book Start Where You Are: My Journey from Childhood poverty to Passionate Entrepreneur. So I’ve decided to address the question, everyone may ask themselves at some point in their life, “Why should I start where I am?” It is actually quite simple. Start where you are because you cannot start anywhere else. In fact, I will go out on a limb and say, you cannot start anywhere else. Do you know anyone who started where they were not? Can’t think of anyone can you? Now unlike my partner, Loeka, I’m no genius but I do know this. You cannot start where you have never been. You can read about places you’ve never been. You can even write about places far, far away. But just try if you must to start somewhere you are not and you will experience what I experienced, disappointments, disagreements, and depression. You see we all want something to change. We want the economy to change. We want our spouse to change. We want our children to change. The list goes on and on. Heck, we want the candidates to change. But what about wanting ourselves to change? Do we ever hunger for change in ourselves? Do you want a better you? I learned that if I wanted a better ME, then there were three things I had to do and the first is start where you are?
I will cover more about my start as well as the second and third things I learned in future updates so stay tuned. You might just be surprised at what you learn.