“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” Maya Angelou
Sharing my story (Lisa Shultz) was a positive and pivotal event in my life. Last year I told my story in Speaking Your Truth: Courageous Stories from Inspiring Women. I had women contact me letting me know that my story was similar to theirs and helped them along their journey. I even had a man from New Jersey contact me that he read my story and was inspired with hope, and he was the “narcissist” (like my ex husband) in the story. I never expected that one!
Most recently, I shared my story again in Lisa Nichol’s book Living Proof. In both cases, it was a healing journey for me to share that part of my life, and I have touched others by allowing that aspect of my life not be a secret.
Now my business partner and I, Andrea Costantine are putting together Volume Two of Speaking Your Truth. We would love to have your story help others as it gives you freedom and healing. Your story does not have to be dramatic or sad. It could be a happy love story or a career or spiritual journey.
Your story does not have to be perfect when submitted. We will work with you on editing and polishing! It can be a big step for some to muster the courage to put yourself out there. We are here to support you and guide you!
So, remember there is a submission deadline of February 15, 2011 to send us your draft. Submission guidelines are on the website. We do have a low cost investment to be in the book, and that is explained in our Speaking Your Truth blog posted on December 21, 2010.
To put that investment in perspective, I paid $5000 to be in Living Proof. Gulp! And there were additional fees on top of that! Andrea and I are committed to keeping the investment into Speaking Your Truth reasonable and with no hidden extra fees coming later!
The community of contributors for Speaking Your Truth is special and growing. Will you be a part of it? I hope so!