Everyone has a story
There are many biographies and autobiographies of famous people that we read to learn about them and how they achieved their success. Many are very inspirational to any of us, even though we may perceive that these people are “super human”!
But there are other people who have achieved success too that we never hear much about. These are the people “next door” that we see every day and many of them are very successful in their own rite.
I am collecting stories from the people “next door” who have achieved success by their definition. The purpose isn’t to let you brag; it is to put the stories in a book that young people and others can read to see how they can also achieve success learning from these stories. Many of them started out the same way the famous folks did; at the bottom! They may have climbed the corporate ladder, run a successful business, or gone into a service business like legal, accounting or social work. They may have had a dream job at one point, but most found their dream job later in their career. What they have in common is they have found a way to support their families, may have retired, or may be on their way to bigger and better things. They may have had to overcome obstacles, finance an education, work long hours, compete in the market and do many other things they discovered along the way. My premise is that we can all learn from them and take ideas they have to achieve our success.
I am volunteering in inner city schools and am meeting many young people who may not have role models in their lives like the ones I am looking for to write their stories. But not just inner city kids, it is all kids who need to see how others made it and learn from them for their lives. My dream is that some of these stories will inspire them when they discover that people just like them went on to great careers. My other premise is that the stories I collect will not be from the famous people that we may think are out of our reach, so we get discouraged by thinking “I could never do that”. They might if they get started though.
If any reader is interested in sharing their story in my book please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on what I am doing. Remember, this isn’t bragging it is simply telling your story so others may benefit from what you have learned. I have a questionnaire that I’d be glad to send anyone and am available to do phone or personal interviews to gather the information to write your story. Or if you like, you may write it yourself. I can’t guarantee I will use every story if the response exceeds my expectations but I’ll do what I can. Thanks