Saturday, August 25, 2018

Changing the World—One Word at a Time

by Cathy Fyock @CathyFyock

Authors make a difference. We change the world, one word at a time.

Nonfiction authors write books about innovating human resources, creating positive organizational cultures, helping poorly performing schools, raising awareness for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST), helping individuals navigate their careers, leading meetings that matter, building confidence for women, using powerful questions, developing a deeper faith, coaching and developing others, supporting a spouse through terminal illness, using positivity to achieve major life goals, working through forgiveness, presenting for humans, and empowering leaders. 

They also help us learn how to see the holy in the humdrum, live richer and fuller lives, create compassionate organizations, and network beyond bias. That’s a lot of good that is going out into the world.

And think of the impact of 100 authors. If each author distributes just 100 books, and each one of those books has a positive impact on the reader, then 10,000 people were impacted. And, if one person’s 100 books on leadership helped improve not only the business but also the lives of the people working for that organization, that impact is further magnified. And on and on the impact goes.

Now, consider that each author’s message goes out into the world 1000 or more times, then the impact of 100 authors is greater still.

Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

I expand upon her quote, and say, “We celebrate the impact of authors. We are changing the world. One word at a time.”


Cathy Fyock is The Business Book Strategist, and works with professionals and thought leaders who want to change the world, one word at a time. She has now helped over 140 professionals become published authors. She can be reached at  


  1. Thanks Cathy. The motivation I needed this morning to finish my work in progress.

  2. Thanks, I needed that. I'm working on a 51,000 word manuscript for middle grade kids, with a definite Christian/salvation slant. Hoping it will touch a few kids for missions.