You have the ability to change the world.
I imagine that you either think, "I can't do that." or "Shit, that's a huge responsibility - how will I do that?" or "YES! I am superwoman!!!" or perhaps something totally different, however, this post is for you if your internal response fell into the "no way" or the" how" camp.
More than 7 Billion people inhabit planet earth.
My work and yours will likely not be known personally by the majority of those people. To put it in perspective, I have a busy coaching business - last year I worked directly with 200+ women in some capacity. Let's also count the women that read my newsletter and/or subscribe to my blog - maybe I'm up to 1,000 lives that I'm touching directly. Oh, let's not forget the people that I see in my daily life that are impacted by my worldview....
So in 2011, let's say that I directly touched the lives of 1,500 people.
My calculator can't even calculate a percentage that small - not enough decimal places. That seems depressing, if you have any sort of urge to change the world. Or it's affirmation that what we do doesn't really matter, right?
That teeny percentage doesn't account for the ripple effect.
Every one of those gorgeous human beings that I worked with, wrote for, taught to, or saw in my day to day life? Well, they touch others, who touch others, who touch others. Many of the women I work with (if not all of them) also coach or heal or otherwise change lives - and those lives also touch and change more lives.
I figure that my personal ripple, quickly turns into a tidal wave when you think of all the people that are positively impacted by the insight, inspiration, and change that occurs when the women I work with become peaceful and empowered to change the way they "do" money and business.
So I don't have to try and get bigger or create a behemoth company, unless I want to. I can support the women who want to work with me with the sure knowledge that my influence goes further than my eye can possibly see.
Guess what? That is true for you, too.
We are all connected - a recent study found that we are not separated by 6 degrees, but only 5. There's no pressure - there is nothing extra for you to do or be. Whether you are on fire for your work or you are still searching for your purpose, whether you have 2 clients or 200, whether you are profitable or not (yet) - you are changing the world.
YOU are changing the world. Yes. YOU.
Just by being you... and that is what changing the world REALLY means.
Isn't that awesome?