Don’t Wait. Pick Yourself.

After a YouTube marathon that included watching some the most brilliant minds of today’s age talking about the transformation happening to our industries and world, highlighting the collapse of old systems and even entire industries, I’m even more convinced that the power now rests with each individual. As this transformation gains momentum, art and creativity are becoming invaluable. Hotels are replaced by people offering their private spaces to virtual strangers, media by Twitter and anyone can become a star if they have a message and are willing to put the time and effort to spread it.

We live in a world that is moving so fast, in order to make an impact, we need to let go of what’s holding us back, plunge in with both feet, and once and for all stop worrying about what others think about us. No matter what we do to try to stop them, humans will go on judging each other. At some point, it becomes a total waste of time.

Be Vulnerable

People who are walking the tight rope are the ones getting the attention. It is those who have the guts to take the risks. But even that is not really as hard as our brains make it seem. We have a built in mechanism inside that is there to protect us from danger. But it was hardwired into our circuits millions of years ago when people died at thirty from a simple cut and encounters with lions were commonplace! It is not the case these days. There is so much less to be afraid of. And yet we hold off, we hesitate, get old and turn rigid as the world moves on…

“We are too focused on — how do I avoid criticism? And not focused enough on — how do I make a difference?” — Seth Godin

Focus on the People Who Listen, Ignore the Rest.

Don’t Wait for People to Pick You. Pick Yourself.

“Do You!” — Russell Simmons

We live in a world when new channels of communication are opening daily. There are really no excuses to not do what you want to do. You don’t need the security. In fact, where there is security, there is too much clutter and density, too many watchdogs and too much red tape. Find you own way, build your own gate or bridge to your dream and please, please do not fear rejection. Go on, cross it.

“Polarize People. When you create a product or service that some people love, don’t be surprised when others hate you. Your goal is to catalyze passion — pro or anti. Don’t be offended if people take issue with what you’ve done; the only result that should offend (and scare) you is lack of interest.” — Guy Kawasaki

Acknowledge the Fear and Go For It!

“Our inward power, when it obeys nature, reacts to events by accommodating itself to what it faces — to what is possible. It needs no specific material. It pursues its own aims as circumstances allow; it turns obstacles into fuel. As a fire overwhelms what would have quenched a lamp. What’s thrown on top of the conflagration is absorbed, consumed by it — and makes it burn still higher.” — Marcus Aurelius

Ewa Zwonarz is a Polish-American writer, the author of “Moonchild,” a paranormal mystery novel, self proclaimed health fanatic, and travel aficionado. Ewa graduated Valedictorian with a B.S. in Mass Communications from Menlo College. She lives in San Francisco Bay Area where she allies with business teams on company turn-arounds, works out, and publishes a blog @

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