Why should your or my life story matter? Every one of us whether we realize it or not wants to make a difference and have their life story count. We want to make sure that others or the world or somebody at least knows that we exist, have existed and will remember us. It can be applied to both business life including internet marketing and to personal life.
The following is just my little story. It is not a lecture or anything that most of you don’t already know on some level if you have not realized it fully.
There Are Two Ways To Get
Others To Remember You
The first way which I do NOT recommend is to do harm to others
I don’t just mean big harm but even relatively small harmful things like in this mini story that happened to me in kindergarten:
Teacher’s Kid Grabbed Vance’s Chewing Gum
Vance was growing up in a country where chewing gum was something very precious and not something that was making spots on every sidewalk after being spitted out of thousands of mouths as soon as the flavor got a tad weak.
When Vance was given a chewing gum he chewed it for several days, for as long as it stayed together. Inevitably though, after a few days the chewing gum turned mushy and melted into nothing.
When that happened Vance felt it as a big loss. It could be months before he could enjoy another gum.
One day, Vance was again given a chewing gum. It was a big day for him and he proudly took it to kindergarten with him. The teacher’s boy of similar age noticed that Vance was chewing a gum.
He challenged Vance: ” Can you make bubbles with it ?” It was a kind of a bubble gum and Vance easily produced a few bubbles.
“Show me how far you you can stretch it out of your mouth” came another challenge by the boy.
Vance stretched the gum as far as his arm could extend. The boy looked at him and unexpectedly and shockingly snatched the gum from Vance and put it into his mouth.
Vance just couldn’t believe it. His precious gum was in the teacher’s boy’s mouth. “Give me my gum back!” cried Vance. But the boy ignored him.
While this was happening, the other kids were gathering in front of a TV in another room and hardly any of them witnessed the incident.
The whole kindergarten was about to watch a kid show now.
Vance felt hurt and demanded justice. He pleaded with the boy to return the gum to him. The boy just laughed.
“I’ll tell your Mom about what you did if you don’t give it back.”
Vance didn’t want to squeal but the boy now started to show off what tricks he could do with the gum to other kids saying the gum was his and accusing Vance of lying.
“Your son has stolen my gum, he snatched it from me!” Said Vance bitterly to the teacher.
She completely ignored him and walked away.
The feeling of injustice and profound breach of trust was overwhelming.
How can a teacher be less than just?
Only having it talked out and believed by trusted friends including his parents made Vance calm down and learn a life lesson without the incident making him bitter.
The perpetrators of the above injustice are remembered on occasion, albeit a rare one, to this day.
But who wants to be remembered for harming others?
In the next installment I’ll tell a story that demonstrates the second way to be remembered, the way which I do recommend very strongly.
I have decided to approach this from a personal life point of view first.
In the meantime, should you want to, you may find your own examples from business life and internet marketing life.
Examples from personal life seem to be more important and more interesting.
But these divisions are made just for clarity. Both personal and work or business life are equally part of our overall life and really inseparable as far as our character and our being is concerned.
I will cover examples from business life in general and internet marketing life in particular later.
I think and hope that after reading this article it is perhaps a little more clear how your life story can matter and why.
Your whole life story, personal, business, as an internet marketer will matter if and when you show up. Whether you’ll show up to harm or to help.
Authored by Vance Sova
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