Access to information used to be the problem. Books were chained to something because they were too rare to lend out. There was no mass distribution channel. Then the printing press came along and changed humanity. Ideas could spread regardless of the creator of those ideas. The printing press didn’t distinguish between truth and lies, it just printed. The tool did it’s job.
There are always obstacles
The new obstacle was access to the printing press. It was still a tremendous amount of work to operate the press and of course there were limited presses and skilled operators. Fast forward…way forward. The internet is open to you. It’s completely and totally open to you. You can plant virtual gardens, connect with friends you haven’t seen in 30 years through Facebook, send short messages all over the world, feed your bad habits, watch world events happen live, balance your checkbook and operate a printing press.
Your own press
You have a printing press and it doesn’t take days to create a page. It takes days to create an entire book.
- You own the press (your computer).
- You know how to operate it (your keyboard).
- You have a distribution channel (the internet).
You have the exact same printing press as Stephen King, JK Rowling, Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey and Billy Graham. Pick a writer. You have the same button they do. We all have the same button.
The button is what separates you from them. They use it consistently with conviction. I’m not saying that your message will spread like theirs but your message will exist. People can only pay attention to your message, follow your lead, join your group, support your cause and be inspired if you hit the button. So hit the button, often.
Want to write a book?