What happens when you share your story? Don’t think for a minute Meghan Markle didn’t think long and hard about that question. She must have considered the anger of the monarchy, the race-based hatred she’d experience all over again, and the online trolls that would come for her, fork in hand.
And yet tonight she sits down in a no-holds-barred, multi-million-dollar interview that Oprah has secured with CBS. All I can think about is the long hard deliberating she must have done when Oprah called and the absolute liberation she must have felt, saying yes!
Here’s the thing…
We can’t underestimate the power and the fear it took for a “black princess” to look at the trappings, wealth, and power of the British monarchy and walk away with her truth intact. That alone should tell us about the importance of being brave when sharing our own stories
Megan Markle Is A Story About Risk And Power To Claim Your Truth
Here’s the Truth? If you’ve ever wondered if YOUR story is worth sharing, the answer is a resounding YES. How can I be so sure? All you have to is look at Meghan Markle again. When you take the time to share your story, things shift
When you share your story, you reflect on how far you’ve come. You get a chance to remember who you are, the risks you took, the things you’ve accomplished, the changes you had to make to save yourself and help others along the way.
When you share your story, you inspire others. The Duchess of Sussex will have her haters tonight for sure. But she will also be inspiring millions of women to be intentional about their choices. You don’t need to wear a crown to know that your story, whether you are as slow as a turtle or as quick as a hare, a big success, or someone who’s still putting the pieces of life together… there will someone who can learn from you (and needs your story)!
When others see themselves in your story, whether it’s in the slow start, the messy middle, or the big liberation, they get INSPIRED. And it can change their lives forever. Here’s the deal, Megan Markle didn’t need Oprah’s interview!
The Meghan Markle Story Inspires Us To Tell Our Truth
Sure, the former queen of talk still has mojo credibility and no one else probably could have done it quite like ‘O’. However, to Meghan’s credit, both she and her husband said they want in their new, self-funded future to continue to pursue a life of service. That includes their charity, Archwell, and several highly anticipated projects including a deal with Netflix and a podcast.
What I hope you take away from tonight’s interview is the power of the story. Meghan’s, yes for sure, but so too yours. Your story has the power to make a BIG impact without you even once having worn a crown. Make sure you’re owning your story and telling it!