Your Story Is Not Your Own

Your story is your story but your story is not your own.      your story

Someone needs to hear your story.

Many people need to hear your story.

I did a webinar training session with Ray Higdon this week which was jam packed with pearls of wisdom and this particular concept Ray shared really resonated with me.

I explain it here on my video.


Your Story is not your story

Makes sense doesn’t it?

When I heard Ray speaking I got a greater sense of purpose and urgency.

If we choose to play a small game of course we will impact less people.

The bigger our game the more lives we can inspire and help.

Play a bigger game so you can share your story with more people.

It really got to me when he said “playing small is a disease that is selfish and egocentric.”

Play a big game

This is the opposite to how many of us were taught to play as kids. I know I was told things like “don’t show off”,  “be modest”  and the very worst one  “be seen and not heard”.

Is it any wonder so many of us have difficulty in standing out?

The more you share your story the more lives that are impacted

Making a Difference

When I was working with Robert Kiyosaki via our office in Sydney I cannot even tell you how many unsolicited testimonials we were sent from people whose lives had been changed because of Robert.

Sometimes it was just by reading his book Rich Dad Poor Dad. Sometimes it was an audio or attending one of our events.

These people were anything from teenagers to elderly. Often whole families were transformed.

I knew Robert before he wrote Rich Dad Poor Dad and for as long as I have known him he has had a strong sense that he was here for a reason.

It is not only people like Robert Kiyosaki who came here to impact the lives of others.

We all are here to play a big game.

play a big game

Here are those words from Marianne Williamson again….

…Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most
frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us;
it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson

Your story is not your own – in closing

What do you think of this idea that your story needs to be shared?

Do you agree you are here to play a big game?

Were you told things as a child that caused you to play a smaller game?

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this one.

Make it a great day.






Sue Price

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20 thoughts on “Your Story Is Not Your Own

  1. Kumar Gauraw

    Hi Sue,

    I love the line, “Your story is not your story. It needs to be told!”

    What you shared is absolutely amazing thought. Playing small is about being selfish and I totally believe in this. Well, perhaps I belong to the same school of thought and I am also part of a similar business which teaches to dream big, to live bait, to go out there and make it happen, to touch other lives in a positive way.

    And that is why your video absolutely resonated with my personal belief system. You have done a marvelous job by sharing that quote and this valuable lesson.

    I hope that people who read your blog post that the message. I hope they get inspired and a begin to dream big and if they don’t know where to ask, I hope they come to you.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Kumar

      I know you get this message and have big dreams and goals. The network marketing industry is a good one for that alone. Oh and for the mindset training available.

      When I heard Ray say it was selfish to play small it really hit me. He actually almost yelled it 🙂 a bit Tony Robbins style. I have always think playing small is sad but selfish is a new way to think of it. It is true.

      I too hope people who read this get inspired to play a bigger game and to dream Kumar. We are blessed to be in positions where we can help people to this.

      Thanks for your comment and have a successful week ahead.


  2. Sylviane Nuccio

    Hi Sue,

    Amen to that! Very powerful video too. That is so my intention.

    I am writing a book that will tell my story, because it’s one that I’m sure will be able to help people out there.

    I also just joined a toastmaster so I can improve my public speaking to become a public speaker which “I KNOW I WILL” as it is one of my deepest dreams.

    You are so right, our story is not our own. It could even be that it is the way it is so we can help others.

    Thanks for these deep thoughts.
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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Sylviane

      I am so looking forward to reading your book. It will help others I am sure.

      Good on you for joining Toastmasters and I know you will be a great speaker. You have shared with me before that is what you want to do.

      It is interesting that people who do use their story to help others often are the people who become wealthy. And then a the same time there are people who just feel sorry for themselves. It is all about choice isn’t it?

      Thanks for your comment here Sylviane. You have a great week.


  3. Barbara Charles

    Hi Sue,

    I believe this. If others had not shared their stories with me, I would have lived in a very small place and definitely not shared myself and my story with the rest of the word. As a matter of fact, I am still in that place. Learning to share my story.

    I think all of our stories have to be shared as we don’t know who we will affect and the impact that it will have one their lives. The world is a much bigger place and sharing strenghtens us, changes us and makes us who we are.

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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Barbara

      That is awesome that you grew because of someone else sharing their story with you. Of course it works and if we look at what Ray Higdon said then those people would have been selfish not to share with you. Makes it real doesn’t it?

      I too am still learning to share mine. I have had a bad habit of thinking “heck who would benefit by that” but I know that is not true. As you say the world is a much bigger place.

      Thanks for your awesome comment here Barbara. Have a successful week.


  4. donna merrill

    Hi Sue,

    I just love Ray! Sharing our story is important so we can effect other’s lives. I agree, when he said we must play big and share our story to inspire others.

    I love the quote “Don’t die with the music inside you” because we are here to share our story. I think it is an obligation to others to share because of people’s perception of us, especially when being successful.

    We resonate with people telling our story because no matter what it is, we all had our share of difficulties in life. Telling others how we overcame them can touch their lives, and be a great source of encouragement.

    We owe it to share our story to others!

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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Donna

      I would love you to be able to hear this training Ray did. It was so powerful.

      I think it is super important for us to share our stories so people know they can change and grow. I know you have shared bits of your prior marriage and how you were. It astounds me knowing you now but it is important people know we all went through some dark times.

      I had never thought of playing small as being selfish but the more I have thought about it over the last week the more I so realize it is just that.

      I too love that quote. It really resonates with me.

      Thanks for your comment Donna and you have a great week ahead.


  5. Ravi Chahar

    Hi Sue,

    I really love the heading of this post.;)

    Whenever I think about myself like will be there any reason for which I ill explain about myself to the world.

    I was taught that we don’t need to explain in front of other as what we are and what can we do? Our work is enough for them.

    But I always think as people should know how we achieve our goal so that they can have some motivation factor in them. May be story of a single person can influence many other people who are discouraged by others.

    You mentioned the words in a wonderful way.

    It may motivate many people.

    Hope you are having good day.

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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Ravi

      I think many of us were told not to talk about ourselves and I think that applies to many different cultures. Over time I have come to think differently but listening to Ray Higdon I got some more distinctions on the subject. As you say maybe a single person can influence many others who are discouraged. I think especially working online we all had our struggles and learning curve. People need to know we all went through it and they can do it too.

      Thanks for your kind works about my post and for your comment here Ravi.

      You have a great day.


  6. Adrienne

    Hey Sue,

    Well Ray is definitely correct which is the only reason I love what I do. Just think of how our story can help so many people and the bigger you are the more people you can reach.

    I never use to think that what I had to share was all that important but if one person can learn from what I’ve shared then all the more power right. That’s why we were put on this earth, to help others.

    We all struggle, we all go through hardships but if our story can help people understand either what they’re doing wrong, what steps them are missing or how they can improve theirs lives and that they can do it too then you bet our stories are worth repeating over and over and over again.

    Thank you for expanding on that in your video and I love what you shared that Marianne said as well. Thank you Sue for this reminder that we all need to get out there, tell our stories and reach more people. I’m definitely ready for that.

    You have a wonderful week.

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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Adrienne

      I think we can all think what we have to share is unimportant but of course that is wrong. I know when I first heard you talk about your snuggles online when you were starting out I was surprised as somehow I thought you always had a successful blog. But of course we all started somewhere and yes we all go through struggles. I think by sharing them you just never know who and when someone really needs to hear our story.

      I adore that Marianne Williamson quote and I often read it to remind myself to play a bigger game.

      I know you are ready to play a big game Adrienne and you will help and inspire many.

      Thanks for your comment here Adrienne and you too have a great week.


  7. Akaahan Terungwa

    Hello Sue,

    Recently, I have been asking myself that same question: ‘Why exactly I’m I here?’ Suddenly, I discovered I had lost my voice and the vehicle if change I had started (my blog) was without proper direction. I knew I needed to shake up things.

    Within a week, I published a long standing eBook on Amazon, ‘The Fast Lane BluePrint’ and have completely changed the focus of my blog to ‘How everyone can tackle poverty at their respective level’. This was the original idea hence the name, Notopoverty.

    For me, I’ve decided it’s time for me to play the role I was born for. Sadly, the world around me still slumber…

    Make the day great!

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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Terungwa

      it is a great question to ask yourself isn’t it? Why am I here?

      It is very common I think to start a blog without clear direction or to change it along the way. I have heard that from many people.

      I love the focus of your blog and it is a great message. I used to think of poverty of something that only happens in third world countries but it is everywhere at different levels now.

      I am sure you will play a significant part in making a difference in the world Terungwa.

      Thanks for your comment here. Have a great rest of your week.


  8. Gladys

    Hello Ms. Sue
    I love this post.
    It resonates with me, because I feel that many people can identify with someone who can be transparent about their life, in order to help another person.

    I really enjoyed your video,it becomes you.

    Love your poem by Marianne Williamson

    Let’s continue to enlarge our tent, by telling our story.

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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Gladys

      I am glad you enjoyed the post and I know you will of course resonate with the message given you stepped out and told some of your story in recent times. I guess many of were brought up to be private and not share the “dirty laundry” but it needs to be shared so that others can benefit.

      I agree people do identify with someone who is being transparent. I think they also feel safe then to do the same.

      Thank you I am glad you enjoyed my video as well. And that poem has been one of my favorites for a very long time.

      Thanks for your comment here Gladys and enjoy the rest of your week.


  9. Ryan Biddulph

    Hi Sue,

    Long time since we chatted! I love your message and must say, being more of a showman, learning from pros like Ray, I’ve been able to inspire others to blog from paradise.

    It’s funny; we forget sometimes that in almost all cases someone inspired us to take this blogging journey, or home business journey. Someone like Ray, or Robert Kiyosaki, who dreamed big and shared their dream freely with a ton of folks.

    Every one of the posts on my new blog relates some story in my life – travel-related, mostly – to blogging, and how I learned from my experience to prosper, to live my lifestyle.

    It took me years to get out there, to promote me, so that my story could be our story, so that others could jump on board and travel the world with me.

    I really want to bring everybody along for the ride Sue. That’s my intent. I retired to a life of island hopping through smart blogging. I feel anybody can do the same. It’s my responsibility to share my story, to so many others, that we can all share of it and become inspired by it, because guys like Ray, RK, and Randy Gage, inspired me to live this life, because they were not stingy, selfish or thinking smallish.

    They thought big thoughts, and shared their story with the world. This is REALLY far away from selfish. They’ve provided such a service for us all.

    Thanks Sue, appreciate the inspiration.

    I’m tweeting this through Triberr.

    Signing off from Fiji!

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    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Ryan

      So nice to see you here. You are a total inspiration and someone who is living the dream.

      I agree we were all inspired by someone like the guys you mention. I think you know I worked with Robert Kiyosaki for some years. I have known him for 20+ years and he truly believes he is here to teach people to live a bigger life. Before the internet was here he was talking about the fact there would be a way people can work from anywhere in the world and be connected. He got these ideas from Buckminster Fuller who had been Robert’s greatest mentor. Very visionary.

      When we had traditional businesses we used to do a lot of motivational seminars with all sorts of great speaker and authors. Every one of them had a story and used it to inspire. We had a good live back them but we were tied to a brick and mortar business. Now it can be different.

      I love what you are doing with your own life and the example of what can be you are demonstrating.

      Oh wow you are Fiji – so close to me 🙂 Enjoy I love Fiji.

      Thanks for sharing your awesome story on the post Ryan.


    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Monika

      I am glad you agree with me 🙂

      Thanks for your comment here.