Deep inside you is a yearning,
a need to make the world a better place
But the voice of fear whispers words of discouragement…
“who do you think you are…”
“you’ll never make a difference…”
“you can’t make a living and change the world…”
You’ve dreamed of having a thriving business that would support doing good in the world…
But what you’ve seen in the world of business doesn’t fit you or your dreams of making a difference.
You’ve tried to settle for work that pays the bills…
But it leaves you feeling dissatisfied and empty.
You’ve compromised your dreams in order to fulfill your responsibilities…
But you feel constantly pulled between the need to take care of your loved ones, and the fear that you’ll never be able to make a difference.
I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be this way.
I know how it feels to need to make a difference, while fearing that it won’t ever be enough.
I know how hard it is to be pulled between being responsible and following your yearning.
I also know that you can make a difference, and you can make a living while doing so.
You can make a difference.
You don’t have to be Mother Theresa or Ghandi to have an impact.
Every single thing we do affects those around us, and when we focus our energy on making a positive difference, it touches those people, who then touch other people and on and on in a ripple effect that has the power to change the world.
I know it doesn’t always feel like “enough” – when there’s so much pain that needs to be healed in the world, it’s easy to focus on all the work that’s left to be done.
The truth is, making the world a better place is a major undertaking, it’s going to take a group effort. Which is why the work that you do matters.
You can make a living.
Of course, it’s all well and good to talk about healing the world and making it a better place… but you still have to pay the bills.
Food is kind of important, even when you’re on a mission.
Especially when you have responsibilities, loved ones to take care of.
I know how hard it is, to feel pulled between the need to do meaningful work and the need to take care of your responsibilities. It feels like you have to choose – but that’s because fear, the little shit, is telling you lies again.
You can make a living doing the meaningful work you yearn to do.
The wonders of modern day technology make it possible to build a thriving business that also has a positive impact on the world.
It’s not always easy.
In fact, it can be messy, it can be wild, and it often looks a hell of a lot like wandering.
What it doesn’t have to be is scary.
It doesn’t have to be lonely.
It doesn’t have to be hard.