Telling my story. How Does it Benefit me?

by admin on July 31, 2012


So you come to a site like MyLifeAudio.Com and ask, “what’s in it for me?”

I recently wrote about the Association of Personal Historians. One member cautioned me to always ask about the relevance of what I do for the customer.

Then a reader brought up the same issue, “If I engage you or a personal historian, what are the benefits?”

Immortality or a sense of immortality is my best answer. We go through life the best way we can and poof, it’s over; memories remain for family and friends to share.

Are you sure you want to trust family and friends to get it right? Who is going to tell your story more passionately or authentically than you?

Why not leave your own legacy behind the way you want it recorded or written. Why not do that for yourself?

But is it Really for You?

Another answer is that it’s your duty to inform future generations about you and your life. Do your grandkids get to know you or not? Are you sure you want to leave it to the remembrance of your son’s or daughters?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to go to a website and listen to your great-grandfather talking about his life. Wouldn’t it be great to read whet he left for future generations?

You Built Your Business:

The third reason is reputation, yours or that of your organization or business. You can improve so many issues right now just by creating your (or your businesses’ story).

But like the question above about leaving your personal legacy to a son or daughter, are you really going to leave your professional or business history to family or co-workers?


Finally, you want to record your history because you’re a top-notch person who has accomplished much and you have a lot to say—and you don’t want it left to family and friends to interpret.

So the bottom-line behind my MyLifeAudio.Com and similar sites is that you have control of your reputation.

Are those reasons enough?

Best, Len.

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