When I first jumped up onstage I was absolutely 100 per cent self centered and totally egocentric – hard to believe, I know.
I literally wanted to be something that I wasn’t in the vain hope I’d finally be accepted for being an augmented version of myself.
But what happened next changed my game plan…
I was walking through Perth and I was completely lost. I walked up this alleyway, then suddenly I was witnessing a lady having a heart attack.
I helped perform CPR on her until the ambulance came and took over. After they revived her, she died again, and then was revived again and put onto a stretcher to the back of the ambulance. The ambulance doors shut – the ambulance took off – and it was just me.
It completely rattled my cage.
I looked around and then I looked down. There was a plaque on the road that said October 1974. That was the month and year I was born.
My first thought was, “F*ck, there’s no coincidence here.”
My second thought was, “If you’re gonna take the stage Kerwin, you have got to use it for something a bit more meaningful than to build a persona or a false self image just to get your egotistical needs met.
Making a deal with self
I made a deal with myself that I wasn’t going to say anything unless it was 100% true.
My goal was, at a baseline you’ve got to be 95% congruent, otherwise you can’t take the stage.
I’d give myself a five per cent leeway to talk about things I’m going to do, things I’ve done, and maybe a polish up here and there, but that’s it.
I still remember the very first event I did after making that deal with myself which was at the Vardinal Sydney.
I remember halfway through the event thinking, “I don’t care if I even made a sale,” because I literally felt this elevation of self.
I felt elevated and as I was sharing my story, I saw the lights switching on for people all around me.
A lady comes up to me afterwards, and says, “Oh my God, it’s like you’ve got this prophetic gift with words”.
I thought, “I’ve got to share this; I’ve got to do this more.”
No matter who you are or what you do, you have a responsibility
And to think, I’m just a business dude. That’s all I am.
Whether you’re a baker, an electrician, a mechanic or a candlestick maker, every single person in any industry have all got their own story too.
Every business is a movement. Look at what Elon Musk is doing and look at what Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs has done. They’ve changed the world through business. Yes, they’ve become very wealthy in the process but how many lives have they changed?
That’s just the way the universe works. When you give more than you’ve got and you do it in a way that impacts others in positive ways, it gives you more than you know what to do with.
The more you give, the more you get. It’s as simple as that.
A voice without a message is just noise
Once upon a time you had to know someone in television, or radio, or you needed to have millions of dollars in equipment, personnel and a broadcast license to be able to get your voice out there.
Now, all you need is a smartphone, an internet connection and access to a platform and we now have a platform to share our voice.
Every viral video reminds me that I have a responsibility to people because a voice without a message is just noise.
We need to learn how to share our voice so it’s not just noise. It has to be insightful, it has to be entertaining or informative, educating, funny, but it must land in a way someone can hear that noise and say, “That noise makes sense, that noise resonates. It resonates in some of the deepest parts of my soul.”
I think about the kids who have parents who are alive and the families who are still together, and people who have been able to do whatever it is they’ve done as a result of the message they’ve heard from me. I’m just one person.
Share your voice; it’s time to be heard. Find your voice and speak up. Share your message.
If you’re ready to rise up and live to your full potential, then I’m ready to help.
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