The Superpower of Vulnerability

When I look back, I can’t say with a hundred percent certainty that I was going to live the life that I wanted to. I can’t say with a hundred percent certainty that that was going to happen.

When it came to my goals, I always wrote it down. I always dreamed it or manifest it, but I can’t honestly sit here and say that I really–with a hundred percent certainty–believed it was going to happen for me.

You see, when I was a kid, I used to be so fascinated by singers. In fact, people that know me are aware that my original dream was to be a songwriter and an artist. And as you can see, that dream never happened for me. So, I definitely have a chip on my shoulder. Because, although I am doing something that I like doing and I feel a lot better with where I’m currently at, I still feel like I didn’t fulfill my original dream.

This is what I want to talk about—the beauty of why vulnerability is actually a super power.

For example, just sharing about how I wasn’t able to achieve my original dream of being a songwriter makes me—in a way—the hero of my own story. By sharing about this experience, I also get to uplift others who may be feeling the same way and help them become the hero in their own story. Does that make sense?

To help drive my point, I want to share a couple of old journal entries. Here’s an entry I wrote back in December 19, 2019:

Today, I got a call from my mentor and former internship advisor, Paul Cock. He has a job opening for me as a social media coordinator.

I can’t believe I manifested this on December 6, 2019—just 13 days ago! I wrote down:

In 2020, I would quit my job and work somewhere where I felt valued. The position that Paul was offering was $53,000 a year and I love working with his team in the past and would be honored to work with them. What a blessing! Once I walk away from my nine to five, I’ll be happier, more energized and have more time for my music. I will apply on December 20 and start this new job on February 1, 2020.

I didn’t get the job I applied to. And on that exact day, on February 1, 2020, I actually left my current job—not for another job—but to permanently leave the corporate world and start a company of my own. As you can see, that’s probably one of the best decisions of my life

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Written by:

Kevin Marcus Miller
I help burnt-out CEOs grow their emotional & financial bank account | From Unemployed in a coma to $100 Million in Customer Success.