When I embarked on this journey of becoming a writer, I made a commitment—to write what matters. Every project, both large and small, begins with a deep search for something important and real. Then, I take that something and build a story around it.

But the more I write, the more I realize that a story’s power doesn’t come from what its about (as important as that may be). The power of story comes from what it can do. My books and blog posts and even my speaking presentations—each and every one takes you on a journey of moments. You experience. You feel. And when you reach the end, your world might just look a little bit different than it did when you began.

I know mine always does.