YOU Have a Voice – 3 Things I’ve Learned.

July 5, 2012 — 6 Comments

That’s what he told me.

I was having lunch with one of my mentors, Brad.  I had just finished telling him that I “really LOVED making interview podcasts, and learning from people farther along than me.”  However, I felt like I couldn’t do it because I “didn’t already have an audience”.  And then he said it.  And it’s the same thing I’ll tell you:

You have a voice!

You may be thinking the same thing I was: “I do?”  Recent offerings like Michael Hyatt’s Platform book assume that you at least have something to say.

But, as we continued talking…. it sunk in.  Just because you don’t have 70K Twitter followers or 800K “Likes” on Facebook doesn’t mean:

It doesn’t mean:

  1. That your point of view doesn’t matter.
  2. That someone somewhere isn’t listening, even when you least expect it.
  3. That everyone started somewhere.  And having even a few people care about what you say makes a big difference.

And that’s ultimately what I’ve learned, as well.  If I have a voice, I’d love for it to be a catalog or collection of all the awesome advice I’ve gotten from people way further along than I am.  And maybe, it’ll help you too.  But I don’t want this to be a one-way conversation.

So, if you immediately had an audience of 1000s of people….what would you say to them?  Leave a comment below!

Andrew Mason


Andrew is a husband, learner, founder, dubstep aficionado, eater of carnetas burritos, and marathon runner. I love building communities that learn together!
  • I would say “No matter your current situation in life, you DO have blessings to count and God has a good plan for you. Submit to His loving arms and trust Him no matter what. Be a blessing to others.”

  • Well, 2 things:

    1. I’m listening to your voice. I’ve always appreciated your desire to learn and to share that knowledge with as many people as possible instead of hoarding it to yourself… So thank you “.

    2. I needed this. I’m at the point where I’m really motivated to “step out” and try to follow the desire in my heart to positively impact & influence people – but I’ve been questioning what my voice even is and that people would even care about anything I have to say. So again, thank you for sharing what you’ve learned to help encourage people like me 🙂

    • Geoff, you are AWESOME. :). If you don’t mind, I plan on resurrecting some of our content from the past…..because you have a voice too!

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