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If you’re an introvert, you probably shy away from the limelight.

And even if you’re an extrovert, there’ll be times when you simply want to hide away.

But sometimes, the limelight yanks the covers off you and screams, “lights, camera, action!” It’s all eyes on you.

And there’s nothing you can do about it.

At 13, I wrote an essay that caught my English teacher’s attention. He put me forward to rep the school at a local writing competition.

As much as I prayed not to, I won first prize.

It was the first of many that my timid self would win for the school and started me out on the path of writing.

It can happen in business. You start out in your small comfort zone, but it soon hits you that cozying up there won’t get you very far.

You realize your time there is up and you’re ripe for the growth zone.

Shifting to the growth zone might mean a small change, sometimes.

But at other times, it could be a whole 360-degree turn and you’re barely recognizable from when you started.

In fact, if we didn’t know better, we’d swear that the butterfly and the caterpillar didn’t share a common ancestry.

So, it’s pretty cool when you consider how much transformation can take place in a person over time.

But as you morph, you see that your new self is not only beautiful, it’s ready to take off. Things are aligning; shifts are happening…

As this goes down, will you document it?

Your growth story will be one of the few things that will keep you grounded in your business, even when California’s giant sequoias become no match for you.

It will be part of your brand story; it will fuel your brand promise.

Do not forget to document your hero’s journey.

‘Cos you are a hero, make no mistake.

And when you’re ready, I’ll be here to help you craft a story so powerful you can only come out one thing – a winner.