What's your story?

I love reading biographies and autobiographies. But I never thought about writing a book about myself. If I were to write an autobiography, what would it be about? Would it be a story remarkable enough for people to want to read?

Best-selling leadership author Andy Stanley made me think about this when he spoke at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast in early May. Stanley pointed out that we write our own scripts in life — figuratively speaking — and it’s up to us whether we have a good story or a bad story to tell.

Most of us would want a storyline like this: A good, moral person lives a balanced, rewarding life and touches the lives of one if not many people. But there are things that can tarnish our stories. We can get off track sometimes. For instance:

· Are you a successful business owner but a distracted or absent spouse or mother/father?

· Does the success of your business come at the cost of your personal health?

· Is there something you are doing right now that you know is wrong, whether it’s personal or professional?

I know these questions made me stop and think. And while I may not be penning my own autobiography at the moment, I’m going to start making sure that I pay closer attention to my story. Maybe it won’t ever make it into print, but I know there are people watching me and paying attention to how my story unfolds.

What about you? If you were to write your life story, what would you title your book?

Bridget Ingebrigtsen

Bridget Ingebrigtsen owns Write On Command, a company that provides writing and editing services to businesses and not-for-profits. Bridget describes her six-year stint as Anchor Advisors' writer/editor as being "mutually beneficial" -- she helps Anchor Advisors keep their written projects on track and Anchor Advisors helps her keep her business on track. When she's not running her business, Bridget is running after her four children, two dogs and the latest in entertainment news. Connect with Bridget on Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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