We live in times of unprecedented opportunity.
You can run your own broadcasting station reaching millions of viewers. For free!
You can publish books and reach an international audience. At no cost.
You can build a global platform and share your message with multitudes of hungry hearts, from the comfort of your own front room.
You can attend expert training on virtually any subject you can imagine, taught by industry experts, with nothing more than the smartphone in your pocket.
The Nowhere People
Some insist that the boat has already left the dock.
They are the Opportunity Is Nowhere crew.
They believe that YouTube has now been saturated and no one wants to watch or listen to anything they may have to say.
They consider Kindle a lost cause – with so many millions of books on the virtual shelves why would anyone read what I publish there?
Blogging is dead they insist. It’s a dead in the water waste of time and energy to try and build a business online, because it’s all been done before.
The Nowhere people, despite having thrown tens of thousands into their traditional education and career path, are reluctant to invest in new ideas and unconventional avenues of expansion and entrepreneurship. Apparently such things are too uncertain, too nebulous, and not guaranteed. Unlike the bastion of security, a regular job…
Meanwhile, people I know personally are building viewing audiences of tens of thousands. From scratch.
They are building flourishing publishing companies making tens of thousands every month. From their bedroom.
These pioneering spirits are creating platforms to speak from and audiences are flocking to hear what they have to say. Ordinary folk like me and like you, bold enough to share their journey.
Not only are we learning new skills every day, we are sharing them. Pupil becomes teacher. Consumer turns Creator. And the cycle of generosity continues to expand.
For certain, Opportunity Is Now Here. If only you can see it. A slight shift is all that’s required.
Climb out of the Nowhere boat and dream.
Sure, the winds and waves can rock your soul a bit. Failure is inevitable but so long as you fail forward it’s better than staying stuck.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of the children’s classic, The Little Prince, is quoted as saying,
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men and women to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
There is a vast ocean of opportunity. The command of our King to stretch beyond our comfortable Jerusalem to the uttermost parts of the earth is eminently available to anyone who will accept the challenge.
These few words, written in the dawning hours of a Saturday morning, sitting propped with pillows in my duvet will soon find their way to Australia, Africa, USA…
Who would ever have thought such things could be possible?