This. Now. Your time. The time of your life.
If you don’t feel or believe this is it, consider how you will never again have this moment. Today, you can pick up your phone, snap a photo of something special and share it with the world in just minutes. You can write a short story and publish it to the world in a day. You can paint a painting and upload it to some of the many resources for creators to sell your work.
The way from where you are to where you want to be, is simple. It may not always be clear, and it will rarely be easy, but it’s always rooted in the same basic principles of doing the work that you love. This is the time of your life… so why not proceed to do the work that matters to you? The how is really quite simple
It’s two simple steps.
- Identify what you love
- Do that daily
Do something toward your dreams daily. Even 5 minutes doing something around the work that you love to do. That 5 minutes will soon grow into 10 that grows into 20. The more you do the work you love, the more you’ll want to do, and the more you can do.
There has never been a better time in history to pursue work you love. Today the internet places the world at your fingertips. That could mean a world of distraction… or it could mean a world of creation delivered directly to your audience. Today, the only barrier of entry is your willingness to do the work daily, to learn and to persist.
The Internet is the middle man. ~Gary Vaynerchuk
American Idol—after many years running—is still a popular show. Today’s youth and celebrity culture has created a new kind of American Dream: the dream of being discovered… of being chosen.
We all love the rags-to-riches stories. The rising up and becoming something more at the root of humanity… it’s at the soul of who we are as humans. It is our destiny. Loving more, living more, laughing more, doing more, being more. Through the ebbs and flows of life, in the end it is to have grown more in consciousness, in compassion and in ability. All of it is a part of the creator’s journey.
The rising up and becoming something more is at the soul of who we are as humans. It is our destiny.
The creator is ever creating and in the creation she is created. ~LeAura Alderson
But now… you don’t have to wait to be chosen. You don’t have to wait to win. You don’t have to place your fate and your success in the hands of anyone else. Take the reins and rule your rise into the vista of your vision and bring your dreams to life. Give stage to your amazing, creative self. Give wings to your big heart. Give voice to your thoughts and form to your ideas.
Extraordinary begins with the extra ordinary everyday hard work. But aren’t your dreams worth it?
For some inspiration here is a list of creators whose primary mode of “making it” was through their persistent efforts to publish their work and grow their audience through social channels such as YouTube (YT).
- Kurt Hugo Schneider (music producer – 7.4million YT)
- Sam Tsui (singer – 2.5 million YT)
- Peter Hollens (a cappella singer – 1.4 million YT)
- Christopher Paolini (Eragon series; originally self-published)
- Adrian Von Ziegler, composer-musician, 726.8k YT)
The Time of My Life Song
Ode to David Cook, American Idol winner singing The Time of My Life. Sing it with him… belt it out whenever you need a boost and a reminder that this… this time, this place, this moment, is the time of your life. This is your time to do the work to build your dreams.
I’ll taste every moment and live it out loud… this is the time of my life. ~Regie Hamm, singer-songwriter
If you’re struggling, you may gain inspiration from the video story of how Regie Hamm came to win the song competition that changed his life.
Your time. Your dreams. They won’t happen without you. ~LeAura Alderson