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Who controls your story?

With every type of event in life, there will always be at least two sides of the story or how that event was reported. It is very important for you to own your story and to tell it as accurately as you can. Our stories, our context, has the power to influence others in a way that brings them to the reality of who we are or the content we possess.

You cannot afford to leave your context to chance. The same way you keep your money in a reputable bank or you trust your life to a seasoned surgeon, the stories that represent you should never be left to fate.

So, who controls your context? Are they representing you in the right way? Are you at their mercy or do you have a strong say in defining your context?

There is an African proverb that is said as follows, “Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.”

Think back over the years to your career, marriage, parenthood, citizenship etc. Were you in control of your narrative or was someone else in charge?

We all have a story to tell, and no one can tell our story better than we can. Let us take action and win back our context, control our stories and represent our content for what it is.