Things Are Changing
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, and go to the grave with their song still in them." -Henry David Thoreau
Technology's Changed Everything
You followed the rules. You did all the right things.
Go to school. Study hard. Get good grades. Go to college. Take out loans.
Get a job. Work 9-5. Bring home a paycheck.
You eat, sleep, watch tv, and repeat.
You go through the motions. Life has regressed to paying the bills and waiting for the weekend.
Something is missing.
Creativity Is the New Commodity
People are unsatisfied with their job.
Don't use their talents on a daily basis.
Suffer from stress-related illness from their work.
Increase of heart attacks on Monday mornings.
The majority of people on the planet are doing work that is monotonous, meaningless, and soul-numbing.
People are sacrificing their health, satisfaction, sanity, and dreams . . . all in the name of job security.
But Let's Take a Closer Look at "Job Security"
In 2008, we saw the financial collapse of major financial institutions, and entire industries.
Even today, jobs are being eliminated, outsourced, or automated to preserve the companies' bottom line.
The days of working 20-40 years for a company - in exchange for a pension and a paycheck - are long gone.
The Workplace is Changing...For Good.
Now, you can take time to discover you're calling.
Now, you can package your passion and use simple principles of entrepreneurship to scale your income.
Now, you can use your business as a force for good, to serve the causes or communities you care about.
Founder of The Art of Non-Conformity
Regret is what you should fear the most.
If something is going to keep you awake at night, let it be the fear of not following your dreams.
Founder of Spanx
Don't be intimidated by what you don't know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.
Founder of Live Your Legend
The biggest risk is that you wake up a year from now, 5 years, 10 years, 20 years, and wish you would have done things different.