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Motivational speakers…

I can’t convince my husband, who is blind and deaf, that he COULD be a motivational speaker, and he has great experiences to share… Everyone always asks about ‘how did you meet’ and ‘how do you cope’ and on and on.  Why he’s not writing or speaking, I really can’t understand. He says he doesn’t like being an ‘inspiration’ to people, but heck!  We need money and he needs a career.  There’s one built into being an ‘inspiration’ to people, isn’t there?  It’s like a writer, but with a sob story everyone actually WANTS to hear.  Or at least be a comedian… right?

So… how do I convince him?

About Noelle Campbell

This blog is about my life and how I see things. I write, I think, I dream, I do. I used to write a lot of fantasy until I realized I was living one. I was married to a deaf-blind Hobbit in a realm we created together. He passed away in 2014, but our life was interesting enough I think you might like it too.

2 responses to “Motivational speakers…

  1. You don’t. It comes from within or not at all.

    My late husband had no interest at all in sharing his experiences. What he did was normal – to him. He was a private person and felt questions others asked in this regard were intrusive. Maybe your dear husband feels the same way. Have you suggested vocational rehab as a career enhancement tool for him? Dan was a computer programmer.

    • He went through vocational rehab and became a computer programmer and then quit because it was too much stress. He is really a very good writer, and I don’t think it’s as much not wanting to share his experiences as not wanting to be an object of pity.

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