Happy Wednesday! My apologies for this week’s message bounced back, and I did not realize it until today! Thank you, Kenny Brengman, for alerting me!
“We are always hungry for more.”
Two weeks from today, I will be traveling to Orlando, Florida, for our biggest TLC event of the year. The Orlando Mind, Body, and Spirit three-day event will be unique and include many outstanding segments. There will be training and excitement, giveaways, product launches, meet and greet opportunities, recognition, guest speakers, and many surprises.
One of my favorite segments at each TLC event I have the honor of being on stage is the transformation contest winners reveal. This is the segment where we get to share someone’s transformation story on stage and learn how many pounds they lost and what they have gained through their transformation, which always inspires us.
The moment our winners come out on stage is always exciting because they show themselves to the world in an oftentimes lighter and happier version of themselves than anybody has seen in a long time or maybe even ever before.
This is an exciting moment for all of us. We are always cheering very loudly, standing up, and clapping to celebrate what these winners have accomplished.
Once the initial reveal is over, we start to ask the winners about their stories. We ask them where they grew up, what their life was like before they found the TLC community and how they found out about the TLC community. Frequently we ask them how their life has improved since their transformation began and what they can do now that they were not able to do before.
The segment often becomes very emotional as we touch on almost every emotion a human can feel during the segment. This, of course, is always an experience that reminds us that we are all human, and we are all going through things sometimes that we can’t see, but we need others to help us get through! This is why telling your story matters!
Personally, the most crucial reason this segment is so powerful and so important is that it helps remind me what I am a part of and why I need to keep going. These stories are my secrets to always being hungry for more. It is a reminder that our community has helped change someone’s life and that we have so many more lives that we need to try to help change.
I usually reflect on the segment and the stories for several days and sometimes even a few weeks, and I end up asking myself many times, “What can we do to help more people?”
This thought process and these questions I ask myself usually help the team figure out a better way to tell the story, a better way to find the stories and a better way to inspire more stories. We are very blessed here in this community to say we are making an impact in the world, and I am proud to be a part of it. The fact that there are so many people in the world that we have not met and have not been exposed to our community reminds us every morning when we wake up and every night before we go to bed that we have more to do.
We are always hungry for more when helping people become the best version of themselves that they have always been destined to be. It is this never-ending desire and enthusiasm for making an impact that allows us to stay hungry day after day after day and always ask ourselves the question, “What can I do to help people today?”
Suppose you are a TLC employee or a TLC community member who has never seen the transformation contest reveal segment. In that case, I challenge you to please join us either virtually or in-person on July 24, 2021, at totallifechanges.com. You also can be reminded of what you are a part of and how our efforts are helping change the world one cup of tea at a time.
Thank you for reading this week, and if you are not feeling hungry for more lately, maybe you just haven’t asked someone to share their story! I think you will find that this will help you get hungry again!
Until next week let’s try serving others and smile while doing it!