You used to have to gain access through some kind of gatekeeper if you wanted to get your message out.
Now, in the connected age, we all have a soapbox that follows us around all day and all night. It looks like a smartphone.
At any moment, if my thought is compelling enough, I can reach thousands or millions of people within a matter of hours.
Never in the history of man has this kind of broadcasting power been available to the masses. A strong voice could rise from anywhere.
Where there used to be maniacs in basements who talked to themselves, now the walls of the basement have collapsed and their is a global audience awaiting the right message.
It’s not an every time thing, but the more often your thoughts are compelling or unique or hilarious, the more your audience will grow.
That goes for brands, for politicians, for regular individuals. The power is truly at our fingertips and will soon be on our faces. If you have a strong enough message, you can put a dent in the universe. Not in six months. Not after getting complicated approvals or paying your dues, but in a matter of hours.
This is how we will accelerate our future and where the future leaders of the connected age will spring from anywhere. Not only Stanford, not only certain companies. We will see more bedroom to boardroom Cinderella stories.
Home your voice. It’s what keeps you different, and what will win you an audience beyond your wildest dreams.