Your message may one day have an impact on someone the likes of which you cannot possibly conceive right now. You have no idea how much good it can do until it’s out there and the world responds.
You might entirely change someone’s life for the better, in a way that allows them to do the same for thousands more. But none of it will happen if your message isn’t shaped right and then properly marketed.
My original message was one of overcoming bipolar disorder using all natural means. It was developed in response to The System’s inability to help me manage my illness and the fact that it was actually making it worse.
My message was born of my need to survive. And it has given hope and help to so many, all over the globe. Here’s one example:
I did want to forward you a photo of a friend of mine, reading your book in an Israeli institution, but, unfortunately my phone was stolen with the pic in it. But what is most important is that you know, and feel pride in…the fact that your book was a big hit in this hole-in-the-wall heavily systematized place, passed around and eagerly read and hidden like so much illegal contraband (:
And in the conversations I have with some of these brave young men and women, some still stuck in the system, at least physically….your name and ideas come up, and are a source of lively discussion and constant inspiration.
So although, understandably, you may have chosen to move on to different areas of interest, as your life progresses, your words live on as testament to your brave and courageous struggles and recovery.”
I have since changed gears as to how I earn a living and had to walk away from directly helping people fight their bipolar disorder. It was no longer what my life was about.
My life became one of new beginnings, changed perspectives, and larger goals. I was well and staying that way. Time to look into the next phase of growth.
But I felt a responsibility to leave my work available for those still in The Wars. I felt morally obligated to provide that info that cost me so much to learn.
So, even though my emphasis is in all new areas, I still feel awesome when I get a note like the one above. I remember the pain, fear, and hopelessness I once endured on a daily basis and feel fantastic that my work is still out there helping others to one day leave it all behind as I did.
What’s the power of YOUR message? Who’s waiting, possibly desperately, for you to bring them new info shaped by your experiences? Someone out there is waiting to hear what you have to say and they’ll only hear it from you. Give them what they need. You’re going to get what you need in the process.