Changing the World: For Beginners

Under my email signature it says ‘World Changer’. A very grand statement that can appear arrogant or apply an unnecessary amount of pressure. However my interpretation and intention is neither of these.

At the moment I’m trying to arrange transport in Poland for December. It’s so we can see my Kasia’s parents over Christmas this year. In the summer we usually drive and therefore have the adapted car. Flying to Poland in winter is definitely preferable. Providing you can find a wheelchair accessible vehicle from the airport to your final destination.

Why am I sharing this story? Well, the fact is we will find a way. We always do. It might be perfectly accessible, but a little pricey. It might be cheap, but I’ll need to be lifted out my chair. It might be a friends van where I bounce around in the back with random cargo.

Once we overcome these inconveniences, they provide solutions for anyone else in my position looking to fly to Poznan in Western Poland.

So when I talk about changing the world. What I really mean is easy and simple. Just by living our lives, learning as we go, finding answers; we do two things:

  • Find answers for others to benefit from
  • Highlight an unmet need and give people opportunities to create new products and services

I’m not saying you should start ‘changing the world’ as a new thing either. I’m saying you already do it. Every single day. Just by being you.

Pretty awesome right?

Martyn Sibley

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CEO and Co-Founder Disability Horizons
Co-Founder Disability Academy
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