Tell your story

Artie: “Here Don, I finished my autobiography. This is my whole story. What do you think?”

Artie plops down hundreds and hundreds of typed pages on my desk.

Me: “Wow, that’s a lot of pages.”

Artie: “How long will it take you to publish ‘The Life of Artie’? All my friends want to buy a copy.”

Me: “How many friends do you have, Artie?”

Artie: “At least 15, including my parents and kids.”

Me: Speechless for moments, “Wow.”


When I tell people they each have a story worth telling, I don’t expect 400 plus pages ready to go into publication.

I’m thinking of little tidbits. Lessons learned along life’s pathway written for self-understanding, not with the expectation of national distribution.

Now, on my behalf, would anyone be willing to explain this to my friend Artie?

Author: Don Kuhl

Don Kuhl is founder of The Change Companies® and Train for Change Inc.® He has authored hundreds of Journals that have assisted over 10 million people in making positive life changes. While Don was aging (think of a side of beef at a fine restaurant), he managed motel properties, started several sports publications, worked in college and health care administrations and started about a dozen corporations. Some of them failed miserably, a few flourished.