Are you doing work you believe in? I’m not simply talking about the work you get paid to do. I’m talking about the projects and initiatives you are most excited to share; your poetry, music and ideas.
We all believe in a particular message so strongly that when we talk about it people can’t help but listen. Whether it’s around our favorite charity or mission, a book we’ve read that changed the way we see the world or a business idea we can’t stop thinking about, our eyes get a little wider when we’re talking about it and the thoughts of how to share our message keeps us up at night.
What is that for you? Is there something you believe in and feel like you should be the one out there sharing it with the world?
All you have to do is check out Kickstarter or Indigogo to see some of the creative projects and work people are committed to getting out into the world. It’s inspiring to watch documentaries like Food Matters, I AM or MissRepresentation and see how some people are willing to put themselves out there in order to spread a message they believe in.
So many of us have a passion and desire to write a book, start a movement or build a useful app, but we make excuses for why we don’t start. Maybe it’s because we have a full time job or we think we need a lot of money or we are unsure it will actually work (and the reality is it might not, but that’s ok). Whatever your reason for procrastinating on the work you know you should be doing, stop that and start now!
The girls at Indie Chick’s Magazine are one of my recent favorites of people giving it their all to do work they care about. I had the opportunity to write an article for their first print edition so I was able to see first hand how awesome this group of women is. They have a message and are sharing it with the world every day. They empower women to take ownership of their life and become the best version of themselves in every area.
They recently launched an Indigogo Campaign and it was inspiring to watch as Chiarra Mazzucco, Chrystal Rose and Julie Zantopoulos fiercely went after their goal and the best part is they reached it!!! Oh yeah!!! They raised $20,000 to continue to get their magazine printed and on the shelves for women everywhere to enjoy. At one point, Chiarra and Chrystal were standing in the middle of time square spreading their message to everyone passing by.
Would you go that far to spread your message and share your work with the world?
There is something inside of you that you want to share and there is absolutely nothing in your way to start getting it out.
We’re all waiting. Start now.