Why Today is The Best Time to Be Whoever You Want to Be

today you can be whoever you want to be

We live in a world where a person who has a camera, takes photos and uploads them online, is a photographer.
If he makes a portfolio website, has a Facebook page with a profile photo in which he’s taking a picture of something (or himself in the mirror with his camera in his hands), and has shared his contact details so that people can use his services and buy his photos, he can call himself a professional.

And whether he makes any income or not, matters only to him. To all of us, he’s just a professional photographer, an artist, a self-employed individual, someone who works whenever he wants doing what he loves, with an online business, even an entrepreneur.

People with a regular job often mock independent creatives like that (only when they’re not famous, of course, and make no money out of it. When they start getting hired, though, and make enough to be location independent, these same people want to know their ‘secret’.)

My point is that with the countless possibilities (mainly the Internet) of the modern world, we can be whoever we want to be.

Here are some other examples:

Upload something on Etsy.com and -Voala!- you’re into e-commerce.
Write something, post it, and you can call yourself both a writer and a blogger.
Start travelling and keep an online journal of it, and you become a travel writer, a digital nomad.

And if you’re really dedicated to whatever your thing is, are constantly practicing, trying to reach others and connect with influencers and potential clients, promote yourself and have a strong belief, you can make a career out of it.

Take me for example.

Some time ago I created a portfolio site where I label myself as a blogger, an indie author and a freelance writer.
To those who know me in real life and have no idea that I spend a lot of my time writing, editing, blogging, socializing, brainstorming, reading, researching and looking for writing jobs, it will sound absolutely ridiculous.

But here are the facts: I have a blog that’s 2 years old, has 200 articles, is being read and followed, has views and shares; I post almost daily, and write for other blogs too. All that makes me a blogger.
I wrote some eBooks, edited and formatted them, self-published and started selling them. Which makes me an indie author.

I write for other people too. I have profiles in sites for freelancers, I submit proposals for jobs in my niche, work with clients and get paid for it (not nearly as often as I’d like, though, but we all start somewhere).
And that automatically makes me a freelance writer. And I’ve got a service to offer.

The conclusion, then, is that in today’s world you can be whoever you want to be.

Start looking for ways to change your habits and think of easier and quicker ways to do stuff, and you become a life hacker. That makes you an interesting person and you already have material to write about and share.
You improve your life, gain experience, learn from your mistakes, and share all that with others, and after some time you become an authority for those who haven’t reached that level. Your tips and strategies, and basically everything you have to say, becomes valuable and people are willing to pay for it.

But how far you get exploring all these possibilities is up to you.

It all starts with a passion that is followed, with an idea that is developed and put into action, a dream that is being chased, and your work put out there for others.

What separates you from the ideal lifestyle are the excuses you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it, and the possibilities you don’t dare to take.

What about you? Do you think we can be whoever we want to be these days?

See also:

Who we really are?
How to find the meaning of life and reach a state of peace
Find the why that makes you cry
The real face of passion and how it can change your life
Put your heart and soul into what you do
The reason you wake up

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5 Convincing Reasons to Start a Business in Your 20s and 30s

5 Convincing Reasons to Start a Business in Your 20s and 30s

Every day we hear about brilliant minds who have made their first million before the age of 25. There are even businessmen who reach success and experience the advantages of self-employment before they turn 21. This influx of young gifted entrepreneurs makes you think there is no room for startupers over a certain age in any industry. But is it really the case?

Seasoned business analytics and researchers say there is no ideal age to start a business. You can be a successful entrepreneur fresh out of high school, but it’s also not uncommon for people in their 40s to finally find their entrepreneurial path. However, 20s and 30s remain the most popular age for starting a business, and that’s what we’ll focus on today.

Why Start a Business in Your 20s and 30s

1. Risk-taking

The importance of taking risks and accepting the outcome of your decision doesn’t need any explanation for entrepreneurs. As a startup founder, you will face risks every day, and this is where a person with more business expertise can encounter their first difficulties.

When someone is over 40, they’ve likely already taken big risks and failed. It means that they’ll be much less inclined to do it again. This is how older businessmen think they avoid complications, but that is also how they miss opportunities.

People in their 20s and 30s normally don’t have that kind of experience. They understandably have qualms about risk-taking. However, in the end, they usually decide to make a risky move, and there is a very good chance the risk will pay off.

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2. Knowledge

Those who launch their business after 40, usually have certain business experiences under their belt. They may have taken part in starting their own business or witnessed the birth of a business of a friend or coworker.

When you’re in your 20s or 30s, you may not have the same real-life knowledge of how businesses begin. Nevertheless, you have something much more important: the knowledge and skills you received at college.

The importance of college education for launching a prospering business is often overlooked. Yet there are essential things you can only learn in college, and that’s exactly the foundation you need for building a viable business.

3. Responsibilities

By the time they are 40, people accumulate a lot of financial responsibilities. Families, mortgages, car payments, and medical expenses not only eat up a large part of your budget but also make you much less flexible.

It’s a popular thought that businessmen in their 20s and 30s have nothing to lose. That may not be completely true, as some people start families when they’re fairly young. However, when you’re under 40, you have more freedom for making choices.

If you’re a forty-something father of three, your business decisions will be dictated by the risks you’re able to take. Young people have fewer things restricting them from making bold decisions and, ultimately, succeeding.

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4. Resilience

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If there is one thing experienced entrepreneurs would like every beginner to know, it’s that launching a business will be a journey filled with ups and downs. If you look at business success stories, you’ll see that each of them comes with their share of failures.

Impressionable young businessmen don’t react great to failures. Their initial reaction can differ, but it always includes disappointment, resentment, and even a desire to quit. If they’re lucky, their support system won’t let them quit. If they’re not, then the days of their startup are numbered.

It’s a different story with people in their late 20s and 30s. They arrive at the starting point of their business with an understanding that failures are bound to happen. It doesn’t mean that they’re completely immune to failures, but they are guaranteed to have a more mature reaction.

5. Technology

Technology is a vital part of launching a startup these days. There are thousands of businesses that only exist online. Even if your business is completely offline, technology can still be a valuable aid in the business development.

People over 40 may understand the importance of using technology in their business. They may even move their business online or take successful steps to foray into the digital world.

However, they will never have the understanding of technology of a 28-year-old.

Today’s 30-year-olds are not only fully familiar with technology – many of them are actually digital natives. These people have spent most of their lives with the digital world being an essential aspect of living. That is why technology-skilled young entrepreneurs are the future of business.

Conclusion

According to those who have a multi-faceted experience in business, starting a business at any age has its challenges. Entrepreneurs that are 20, 30, 40, or 50 years old have their strong suits and weaknesses. However, there are many reasons why the age between 20 and 40 is the golden age for launching a business. Take risks, learn as you go, use your forte, don’t let anything distract you, and soon your name can be part of the world business hall of fame!

About The Author

Christine Acosta is a content manager at App Reviews. She specializes in digital marketing and content creation. Christine is also passionate about startups and business development. She uses her degree from the Florida Institute of Technology to offer sound advice to those who launch their own business.

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