This is the Time of Your Life

This. Now. Your time. The time of your life. If you don’t feel or believe this is it, consider how we have never before had this time in history… this time of vast opportunity.

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.

Audio Article – Time of Your Life

Simplifying Complexity

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?

In the vast, interconnected online world of today, the many opportunities can seem overwhelming and the systems, complex. But stepping back, we can see—and be aware of—the big picture, while then zooming in on the next simple steps that will deliver the most results.1)https://www.ted.com/talks/eric_berlow_how_complexity_leads_to_simplicity

Creating the Time of your Life Starts Here

It’s two simple steps.

  1. Identify what you love
  2. Do that daily

Create 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, thought leader, entrepreneur, Vayner Media

 

The American Idol Culture

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 is 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.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Choose Yourself

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. You can choose yourself by bringing your art, craft, creations and business directly to your audience.

The way–the only way—to grow your audience is by sharing your work with the world. Your audience will find you the more work you do and share. Growing an audience is essential for selling your work. Authors today are responsible for building their own platforms, and those who do, also get noticed and chosen by publishers.

It’s the same thing for any area of creative endeavor today.

Hard work converts ordinary to extraordinary.

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.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Courageous Creators – Success Stories

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).

“It had a hundred views, then a thousand views, then ten thousand views, so I just kept posting more videos and more videos,” 15 year old Justin Bieber on ABC News about his leap into the limelight at age 12.

This list will continue to grow over time. Let us know your favorite successful creators, and we’ll add them to this list.

As you can see by how much these creators have grown their channels by leaps and bounds in a very short period of time. Creating daily and sharing it with the world, scales and compounds, so create and distribute your work into the world and you will attract a faithful following.

The Time of My Life Song

Below we’re sharing 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.

This time, this place, this moment, is the time of your life.

For David Cook, it was American Idol that launched him. But he at least put himself out there to audition. For you… for most of us, don’t wait. Never wait to be “discovered”.

By putting your work out into the world, you discover a greater capacity to work, an endless flow of ideas, and those who are drawn to your particular brand of creativity. And yes… doing so, may actually get you discovered,but it begins with putting yourself and your work out there.

I’ll taste every moment and live it out loud… this is the time of my life.
~Regie Hamm, singer-songwriter

Creative Inspiration

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. And yes… he was chosen, but first he chose himself by writing it and entering!

So we’re not saying not to apply with agents, publishers, producers, studios, etc. Rather, we’re saying, “don’t wait.” Do, distribute, discern opportunities and keep on doing that.

Your time. Your dreams. They won’t happen without you.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

The creator is ever creating and in the creation she is created.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

 

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. It's two simple steps.

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Hello! I’m LeAura, an autodidactic former homeschooling mom, self development advocate, entrepreneur, author, ideator, web publisher, and podcaster, passionate about helping others achieve their best possible life!

I love people, creating, and good conversations on creativity, growth, development and entrepreneurship. So co-hosting the iCreateDaily podcast along with my daughter, Devani, is one of my favorite things to do.

I’ve trained and certified in mediation, strategic intervention, marriage and family coaching as well as a fitness trainer, and participated in many courses and workshops over the years.

Today, the synergy of creating websites, articles and podcasts, brings together all my favorite things: learning, growth, creating, connecting and contributing. To share these with you is a privilege, that serves my lifelong aspiration to help others.

My personal areas of creativity are in writing, masterminding, ideation and bringing ideas to life through business and entrepreneurship.



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