We live in an AMAZING time
We truly live in an amazing time. We have access to things that our parents did not have and our grandparents could never dream of. We have the ability to be and do anything we want.
The times have changed, some would say for the better, others would say for the worse. But when in history have you had a chance to do anything you want, make your own way in this world and have a fighting chance.
I grew up in a family where my brother and I were told we can be anything we want. My dad always worked for himself and I learned from an early age that I had a problem conforming and probably would need to work for myself. My mom was the teacher, the one who saw the best in everyone she met. She wanted to help and bring good into the world.
But not everyone had the same upbringing. Some people are told they have to be this or they have to be that. They have to work that 9-5 job for the next 35 years until they retire. They count the days until the weekend and start that process over and over and over again.
The truth of the matter is regardless of how you were brought up as of this second you have a chance to do and be anything you want. Never in our history have you had so much opportunity to be something, something that you always wanted to be.
There are no more gatekeepers, you can get to any celebrity, musician, artist, tech visionary or other people just like you. If you want something you CAN make it happen, the tools are at our disposal.
I have friends who paint little paintings and make little trinkets and successfully sell them online to support their family. They took their talent and they did something with it. They opened an online store and brought their corner of the world to everyone else. Thats the beauty today, it is a numbers game, there are plenty of people willing to spend a few dollars for something you create.
I have another friend who makes little robots, yes little robots. They are cute, unique and people are buying them. First it started off with her making them as gifts to give to friends. Slowly friends told friends who in turn wanted to give the gift of a robot to their friends and a business was born. Now she has a web store and can hardly keep up with the orders.
What is the point of me saying this, the point is there has never been a time in our history where you have a chance to write your own book, be your own boss. You have the ability to take that idea that is in your head and actually turn it in to a reality. You can slowly build a following, you can work nights and weekends but instead of working for someone else you are building your own thing. The tools are here for us all, we all start in the same place, we all start from scratch and build from there.
Part of me writing this tonight was inspired by a kickstarter project for a “menurky”, you will just have to click here to see exactly what that is. In all honesty the product is irrelevant but what is relevant is that fact that this project has raised $26,000 and is fully funded. Do you see what is going on here, a kid has an idea and because we have so much access today he is able to bring it to reality and I bought one.
The point is there are so many ideas out there and so many people ready to get behind them. If you have an idea, go for it, take some free time and start the process of making it a reality. Don’t give up, keep fighting because it will be well worth your time and effort.