Because we are living in the digital age, we have unprecedented opportunity. I wish I could have started my professional career in the same climate some of my staff is beginning theirs. I’m jealous because of the opportunity the digital space brings to individuals and organization that want to break out and do something that will have a lasting impact.
Unprecedented opportunity exists for good, for bad, for embarrassing, and for wasting time. What we do with this opportunity is ours to decide. Here is one example of how the tables have been turned:
Kickstarter is “the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects.” You may not know that Kickstarter is on track to raise more money for the arts than the National Endowment of the Arts?
There is incredible opportunity to utilize the megaphone of the internet to improve social good. At Soles4Souls, we invest a lot of time and money into our website because it accelerates our ability to multiply our mission and impact. We work hard to make it easy for our partners and individuals to join us in our efforts to distribute shoes to the shoeless around the world.
The internet is the great equalizer. You no longer can use the excuse of not having enough money, time, or opportunity to create the life you want and make a lasting mark on this world.
In what ways has the digital revolution made the life you want and the impact you want to make more accessible? What are you doing with this opportunity?