Do YouHave a Story to Tell? Share Your Wisdom in a Memoir
The urge to leave behind a legacy is an inherent human instinct. Whether you accomplish this by raising children, building a successful company, or starting a charitable organization, the desire to share your wisdom should not go unfulfilled. If none of these options work for your lifestyle, writing a memoir may be a good option. A memoir not only tells your story but also passes
on the wisdom you’ve gained from your many experiences and offers a unique perspective to inspire future generations.
Writing can be a therapeutic exercise at a time when your life may be changing due to retirement or your kids growing up and leaving the house. And because personal reflection is a natural occurrence with age, writing a memoir can be the perfect way to spend your time. As you gain enough distance from life events to grow useful perspectives, the stage is set for self-discovery and transformation. Even more so, your life experiences can give valuable insights to readers of all ages and circumstances. That’s why biographies and memoirs are such popular genres — reading about real people helps others understand the world and how they can live in it. To get started, pick a theme. Ask yourself these questions, “What message do I want to leave with my readers? What do I want them to feel or understand by reading my words?” From there, select anecdotes that support your theme. Make sure they’re clear and cohesive. Then, write like you would a fictional novel or story. Show, don’t tell, and keep readers invested by having a narrative arc, whether it flows chronologically or jumps back and forth in time. Remember, this is not a time to air dirty laundry; it’s a time to reflect, grow, and share your experiences with the world.
Thank You for ‘Flocking’With Us!
At The Sheppard Law Firm there’s nothing we value more than our clients’ word. When you refer a loved one or friend to our firm, we are honored to have your recommendation. We work hard to ensure we live up to the expectations you have set. Your referrals are truly the biggest compliment we can receive. This October, our firm had the privilege of welcoming dozens of clients and their friends to our second Birds of a Feather Dinner at Gulf Harbor Yacht & Country Club. We invited clients and a friend of their choosing to join us for this special informal dinner designed to introduce ourselves to those who may be interested in learning more about what our firm can offer. After a short presentation by our very own Craig Hersch, our team enjoyed mingling with clients and their guests. We learned so much more about each other and developed lasting connections that we will value for years to come.
Our firm believes in the meaning behind the phrase “birds of a feather flock together.”We believe that by building connections through these dinners and our various workshops, we can connect with the people we serve and make a significant impact on their lives and their loved ones. Birds of a Feather Dinner also provides us with an opportunity to create a no-pressure situation for our clients and their friends. We never want a guest to feel pressured into working with us. Instead, we want to make them feel comfortable, and we value the opportunity to understand a member of the community our firm has called home for 95 years just a little bit more. We want to thank everyone who attended 2019’s second Birds of a Feather Dinner. We already cannot wait for the next dinner, and we are anxiously waiting to see who we will meet and connect with.
If you have a friend who may benefit from having a conversation with our firm or who you believe would be interested in learning more, please give us a call.
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