On Being an Inspiration to Others

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Being viewed as an inspiration is humbling.

I have been told that I’m seen as an inspiration for having the guts to speak up about what I’ve endured throughout my life, and how I got to the point that I’m at now, where others are featuring me in their posts, seeking out my expert opinion, etc. For a list of places where I’ve been seen online, you can check out my Appearances page on this blog or my Portfolio page on Wording Well.

In the last week, I’ve had three guests posts published on different blogs. Each shares a personal story about some of the problems I have had to deal with in my life, beginning with the fact that I was raped when I was a virgin.

I also wrote my very first post for LinkedIn Pulse, about having the courage to speak out.

Here is a list of the posts. I hope you find the time to read and comment on them!

My Guest Posts for March 2015

Rape, Drugs and Prostitution — One Blogger’s Journey to Success March 18, 2015. Sylviane Nuccio

4 Reasons Why All Leaders Need To Practice Self-Reflection March 21, 2015. Joe Lalonde

My Love-Hate-Love-Love-Love Relationship with the Techno Life and Writing March 24, 2015. When Women Inspire

Free Gift

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I also now have a free offering on this blog. Find out more about it here.

Am I An Inspiration?

I have never really thought of myself as an inspiration to others. I’ve just thought that I had a hard life!

Apparently, I’m now seen as an inspiring woman for overcoming so much adversity and building a successful writing, editing, and blogging business. Oh, and becoming a published author who helps others do the same. 😉

Being an inspiration is an honour I wear proudly. 🙂

8 thoughts on “On Being an Inspiration to Others

    1. Lorraine Post author

      Thanks, Jo Ann! 🙂

      You have inspired me, too… especially when I heard that you published your book, Everyone Evelon, before I published Risky Issues! I knew I needed to get a move on! LOL

      I’m so proud of you, too, by the way. I heard about your book signing. And again, you’ve got me beat. I’ve yet to have one! But… someday… 😉

  1. Janice Wald

    Hi Lorraine,
    I was recently told I was an inspiration. The woman told a radio interviewer that I, and a handful of others, I inspire her. Then, it got spread on Twitter. I was so surprised, I showed my daughter.
    The truth is, I didn’t feel I deserved the accolade. She is a survivor–a cancer survivor, for one. She has had a whole host of problems I’ve never experienced. This lady is tough. She inspires me. I’m flattered, but feel it is undeserved.

    1. Lorraine Post author

      Janice, inspiration is like beauty — it’s in the eye of the beholder.

      Often, we do not realize what an impact we have on others, and feel that we don’t deserve the praise and recognition that we receive. However, what you need to remember is that you and you alone have the power to change others’ lives, through words, actions, and examples.

      When I wrote about my experience with suicide, I knew I’d impact others. Not everyone, but definitely a few people. My story saved lives, and I was happy that I helped some people. Knowing that I was able to help by simply speaking up about my experience was wonderful.

      Don’t underestimate yourself, even if you think others have it worse off than you do. Sure, they might, indeed, but you can be an inspiration in your own right. Accept it!!! 🙂

      And be proud of it.

    1. Lorraine Post author

      Christy, it was great to be invited to be your guest. 🙂

      I’m making headway in the blogosphere, for sure, which just goes to show you that hard work and dedication DOES pay off!

      FYI, I learned some new information about self-publishing in Canada. I wrote a post about it, too. It’s called Legal Deposit. It’s the Law. #Canadian #indie #publishing and can be viewed at http://lorrainereguly.com/legal-deposit/.


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