The world needs new voices. Voices that have intelligence, experience, practical knowledge, and integrity. With everything being so loud, it is hard to decipher what is real and what is not. Now, with AI, it is easier than ever for people to just make everything up for clicks and views, making money with nonsense that confuses our thoughts. I miss the time of true, long-form journalism when people took months, even years, to follow a story and report on their findings. Now, with fast media, we get reports on Instagram posts and people with elevated social media numbers. This is why we need new voices.

I see this happening so much in the online space that I am unfollowing many people I once thought knew more than me. The truth is, that people are always looking for a hustle, looking for a way to elevate. I get it. As an entrepreneur for over 30 years, I know the hustle of life. But I was taught integrity and to do what I believed in. We didn’t have clicks and views when I started in business. We had a pager and our word, and we said, “word is bond.” If someone broke their word or did not deliver on their promises, it was over.

In this climate of information, we must find voices that can back up what they say. People like you, who are gifted, experienced, and have fact-based information. Speaking with confidence and conviction is not fact-based information. It is someone selling snake oil (Google it). But as women, so many of us have been conditioned to believe that our voice has no value or to allow men to lead. Don’t get me wrong, I love a strong man. But I am not a woman who stands behind anyone. It took me years to discover the courage to speak up and speak out and, most importantly, to know in my heart that my voice has value. Not only does my voice have value, but it is powerful enough to share with others without compromising my integrity for clicks and views.

I know someone reading this is thinking the same thing. Night after night, you watch the news via media or social media, and you have information to support the idea or to refute it, based on your experience and practical knowledge. But you either say it out loud or share it with a friend. Why not share it with the world? We have become so celebrity-focused that we forget everyone started with just a dream and determination. The beauty of technology is that you can begin a platform, sometimes for free. It is entirely possible to turn your “one-day” dreams into your “now” actions. With the idea of wanting to help people, you can start a newsletter, a blog, or a podcast from the comfort of your home. With AI, you have a qualified editor at your fingertips.

But I am not trying to convince you to start anything. I am simply letting you know that your voice has value, and the world needs new voices with innovation and integrity. If you were exploring the idea of a podcast, I created a Gameplan Checklist so you can see what it takes to begin a podcasting journey. Maybe your dream is to become a speaker, but you don’t know how to get your ideas out into the world and social media is not your jam. A podcast is a happy center between you and an audience without the pressure of hitting the stages of others. You will have the opportunity to get your message into the world and start building a community. Again, all from the comfort of your home.

As cliché as it sounds, if I could do it, so can you. If you are interested in talking about what is possible, my coaching schedule has some available spots. We can chat about podcasting or simply what it takes to get your voice, ideas, and expertise out into the world. And no, it is not too late. Your experience is what the world needs right now to help navigate through even the messiest of journeys. At the end of the day, everyone started right where they are; the only difference is their “one day” became today.

For more information on how I can help you develop your ideas and turn them into a platform, check out this website and book a discovery call. I promise your story is worthy of being shared. Have an amazing day and come back for more blog posts and information.

Love and light,

Monica Wisdom, Chief Mentor