Here’s a fun and revealing exercise someone shared in a FB group recently. Many of the group were drawn to give it a try. The results were inspiring!
Here it is if you’d like to have a go:
Write your life story and how
you came to be doing what you do
in 200 words or less
Don’t overthink it, just go for it!
It’s a fascinating and clarifying exercise for both reader and writer.
The 200-word limit allows your creative subconscious mind to pull up all the truly relevant pieces of your story, the parts that have real, lasting significance, underpinning your life and giving it meaning. Sometimes mistaken meaning.
Three things jumped out at me
Reading what others had written, three things struck me:
- The sheer energy, creativity and humour in each story
- That the greatest struggles and challenges, on the whole, lead eventually to our greatest joy and fulfilment (certainly true in my case)
- The exercise exposes a rich seam of material for tapping to give the story an information update from your older, wiser self
Would you like to give it a try? I’ll break the ice and go first …
1950s Yorkshire mining village, no bathroom, outside loo, lots of love
Dad promoted, multiple moves, affluent areas
Teased at school, wrong accent, wrong uniform, wrong everything, don’t fit in
= Something wrong with me!
Money tight/Mum depressed/always angry/missing family
Scared – missing granny, no-one to talk to
French & Italian at Uni
Work in Brussels/Paris, great time
Late 20s back to Blighty, meet someone, plan to emigrate
Meet love of my life 2 months before emigrating. Oh-ohhh, now what?
10 days in Oz, back to Blighty to be with my love
2 kids, leave London, country life – yay!
Reflexologist, self-employed, hobby biz, learning piano, dream life
Hubby loses job, 7 lean years, deep into debt
Crappy admin job, small company, toxic atmosphere, feeling trapped
Not earning enough, can’t leave
Keep going, hate this place, can’t leave
Body makes me
2003 cancer – turning point – reclaim life
Leave job, look for ways to heal roots of cancer
Find EFT Tapping – Hallelujah!
Work on self, train as practitioner, qualify as trainer, run workshops
Marketing and sales? Not a clue! Oh-ohhh, might need a job
Get biz coach instead, find niche – EFT for biz/money blocks – success! – love my peeps, love my life!
Phew, breathless now. That’s me – in 200 words or less. Mistaken meanings and all. Did you spot any? Yes, I’m tapping on them!
NOW OVER TO YOU
We’d love to hear the Story Of You and how you came to do what you do in 200 words or less.
And what you discover in the process. Please do share in the Comments below. Or just share your insights if you’re shy – that’s how we all grow 😉
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PS: Need help identifying your mistaken meanings?
Understanding what they are is your first step to freedom. To dig deeper into this, download my free Quiz ‘Discover Your Hidden Blocks to Money & Success’. You’ll likely be surprised at what you find 😉