Every human on this planet is guaranteed one thing the moment they enter this world and that is struggle. It's an inherent quality in our life. Everyone knows struggle, economic, emotional physical. Understand this is something we all have. Personal stories are beautifully imperfect because of this simple fact. Understand it is this that gives us character and shapes us. Use your struggle to get people to tell your story. Let your story, your struggle become a handshake. You know why we shake hands? It's to show we are unarmed and vulnerable. I’ve learned there is no greater pain than knowing you are alone. Story can become a medium to find a common ground.