This past month I hit a major milestone in my career and business. I’ve now officially worked with 100 professionals and helped them become published authors!
I get excited about this milestone, not as much what it means for me, but what it means for the world.
The authors I’ve helped have written books about innovating human resources, creating positive organizational cultures, helping poorly performing schools, raising awareness for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST), helping individuals navigate their careers, leading meetings that matter, building confidence for women, using powerful questions, developing a deeper faith, coaching and developing others, supporting a spouse through terminal illness, using positivity to achieve major life goals, working through forgiveness, presenting for humans, and empowering leaders. That’s a lot of good that is going out into the world.
And think of the impact. If each author distributes just 100 books, and each one of those books has a positive impact on the reader, then 10,000 people were impacted. And, if one person’s 100 books on leadership helped improve not only the business but also the lives of the people working for that organization, that impact is further magnified. And on and on the impact goes.
Now, consider that each author’s message goes out into the world 1000 or more times, then the impact of 100 authors is greater still.
Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
I expand upon her quote, and say, “We celebrate the impact of 100 authors. They are changing the world. One word at a time.”