I created this 3-minute video in January 2018 in Aracaju, Brazil. I want you to write a story. 

Or at least send me part of your story. How does it start? Where do you see yourself in a month, two months, three months, six months? Where do you see yourself right now?

Here’s an interesting exercise. Write your own story. It’s all about the story. I’m here in Brazil, at a beach house and creating memories. 

The story of my life. It’s doesn’t matter if anybody is going to read the story or hear the story.

The point is, it’s my story, and I create it. I challenge you to grab a pen, pencil, whatever, and go and tell your story. Tell your story to yourself — how you want to be, where, or what you want to be.

It’s a compelling exercise because what ends up happening is that your account becomes this law of attraction. 

I wrote this story; I didn’t write it on paper. I wrote it in my head, and I kept playing it over and over again. I was going to be in a sunny place during the winter and get out of Toronto. I mean, I love Toronto, and I love winters in a specific context, but I just got tired of cold winters.

I love the tropical climate, and so I’m here for two months writing and reading and immersing myself in Brazilian culture.

And that’s my story.

It does not matter how it ends. It does not even matter how it starts. The point is, my friends, you have to start somewhere.

I was hoping you could write a story and send your account to me. Or at least send me part of your story. How does it start? Where do you see yourself in a month, two months, three months, six months? Where do you see yourself right now?

I’m in a tropical climate, and it’s incredibly beautiful here. About every hour, I grab my iPhone, stick an earpiece in, and I walk around and start talking. I’m rambling the first thing that comes to my mind.

It’s a story that’s starting to come together. It will eventually form the basis for a book or not. But it’s my story.

It’s about doing what matters to live and work on my terms. 

That’s all I can say. Start writing your story and send me the first paragraph.

With lots of Love,

Dan Trepanier

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