Patron Shelia Myles has a question, and it’s one that touches my heart. I’m hopeful it will touch yours, as well, and lead you to reaching out! You, too, can be a Patron and get your questions answered!
I am disabled from Cerebral Palsey and live my life in a wheelchair. I don’t let it slow me down: I’m a musician singer/songwriter trying to make a name for myself. I try to reward my fans and get my story out there, but it’s difficult. Do you think it could be due to the fact that I am disabled and “no one wants to see that?” Too often, people would rather look the other way. What advice do you have for me to get past that view?
Sometimes, we hold ourselves back – and we don’t necessarily mean to do that.
Even I have this voice inside my head that often tempers my zeal, sometimes to the point where I don’t want to see something through. For example, I might be afraid of how people will react (or, worse yet, not react). Why bother failing when I could stop myself from failing in the first place?
Well, logic dictates that the only way to fail is to try. But if you don’t try, you’ll never succeed.
These days, there are millions (if not billions) of people sharing their stories online… every second, every minute, every hour, every day. What’s your story?
I mean, what’s YOUR story? What are you doing (or offering) that nobody else can in the way that you’re doing it? Are you sure you know the answer?
You know your story – but are you telling it (so to speak) in such a way that people can relate?
Then, you have to ask yourself: why are you singing / songwriting (or doing anything)? Is it for expression, or is it for something else? There is no right or wrong answer here, no judgment at all. We all have different reasons to do the things we do.
So, know what you want to do AND why you want to do it. Know your story. Tell your story.