When you commit to telling your story, you finally learn what is important to you and start moving towards the Life You Want, Instead of the One You're Settling For - Part II
Journal Entry from the end of 2017
As soon as I committed to telling my story, I was offered a job teaching Storytelling to Corporate Executives in a castle in Switzerland. I can't make this up. I just started writing my story in my blog, telling it online, sharing my Ted Talk and letting the world know
Hey: I'm a actor, writer, producer and this is how that looks and what happened to me. See, my inciting incident is "what happened to me."
I just write down the events as they go...I gave folks a way to find my gifts.
The result was that this job found me, took me to Switzerland and made it possible for me to travel to Morocco immediately afterwards because the flight was $122 from Switzerland...it was a no brainer.
So, one job led me to fulfilling a dream I had, to visit Morocco (and remember, I had committed to telling my story by any means necessary, so that what's I continued to do in Morocco)
But the kicker was that in Morocco, people were sitting in cafes through the late afternoon talking, trying out new ideas for new businesses...reveling in the freedom and advances that the King has initiated.
From cooperatives, to an Riad business that is better than AirBNB, young people, middle aged people open to new ways of doing things since their country is exploding with progress and women joining the workforce.
The most profound moment of my trip was the day, Morocco qualified for the world cup and people were blowing their horns, dancing in the streets, yelling out of their cars and as I was walking back to my hotel,
Three beautiful young girls in hijabs leaned out of the window of their car, pumped their fists and said,
"We are fierce, Sister!"
Then they started blasting some hip hop ....
This is not our idea of what girls in hijabs are doing....
And they identified with me...
I knew then I was in the right place.
**A place where people do, say, believe act in unexpected ways...where there are no limits and so many new opportunities....**
Where people asked for my opinion, offered me jobs, business partnerships and straight up marriage where we run a business together.
No one wanted to run to America. Too much exciting opportunities are opening up in Morocco...
But what they did want was to connect, force me to dream and to make something with me that would change people's lives.
Purpose, direction, beauty, clarity and perspective...
That's what I got in Morocco...
I also found a new home that needs, wants and is overjoyed to see me...
I saw the entire country on my first trip: from the mountains of Chefchaouen to the midnight drums at a Saharan desert campsite to the magic of a 3000 year old city filled with markets that have been in existence since the Romans to the beaches where girls in hijabs surf to the hippie beach town of Essaouira where Moroccan, dreadlocked musicians play Gnaowa, a desert music created by Africans from Ghana who migrated to Morocco and added to the wonderful tagine that is Moroccan culture...
Let me take you there...
All I did was write down what happened to me. See how a story starts to emerge? A story with a beginning, middle and end. An inciting incident, a lesson the protagonist learns that changes her and forces her to take action. These are the key elements to a compelling story.
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