October 24, 2015

What’s Your Story?

Have you ever seen someone and wondered what their life story is?  I think we all have.  Humans of New York

A couple years back, I began to follow Humans of New York on Facebook.  It was the brainchild of some guy named, Brandon Stanton, who committed to posting a photo and the short story of a random New Yorker everyday on Facebook.  It became so popular that now the Facebook page has over 15 MILLION likes, and a book was published on October 13, 2015.

I think what is really cool is that because he met some young kid in Harlem and took the time to ask a few questions, he discovered that there was a need for funding at his school.  He used his platform to not only raise money for the school (lots in just a few days), but to also make sure these kids have an opportunity to visit Harvard.  And, the young man he interviewed? He and his principal got to visit the President of the United States.

We just never know how our stories will impact humanity.  I guarantee that even if your story doesn’t make national headlines that the most important person impacted through you writing your story is you.  Writing our story, gives us perspective, healing, courage and love.

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About Tonja Waring

America's Publishing Consultant for CEOs, Entrepreneurs & Thought Leaders. Tonja was instrumental in growing a small pillow company from $500,000 to $50 million in just over two years, hosted a national infomercial that reached Top 5 status, had 30 guest appearances on QVC, and wrote one of the most profitable newspaper ads ever written. She loves developing marketing strategies and has authored five books with several more in the works.

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