This post is written circa 2077 and part of the Visions of the Future bloggers network, a group of bloggers inspired by the new TV series Continuum. The one hour police drama tells the story of Kiera Cameron, a regular cop from 65 years in the future who finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver with eight of the most ruthless criminals from the future, known as Liber8, loose in the city. In the collection of blog posts, various writers share their vision of the future and how they would deal with the challenges. Head over to the Continuum website to catch the other posts and learn more about the series.
Being able to hide is a thing of the past. Freedom is a fabricated credence. Your every move and every action is recorded and becomes a fiber in your personal brand which reflects your integrity, values, and overall mission.
My grandparents told me many stories of the past. I love hearing them.
My grandmother was an Online Marketing Strategist when the Internet was in its infancy. My grandfather was a Banker back when money was printed on paper and stamped on round pieces of metal. I still have a coin from 2000, the new millennium.
As I embark on a new adventure to promote moon tourism, I often think about the advice my grandmother gave me. No matter how much the world changes and technology advances, she always says the best career and life lessons are timeless.
Here are 12 pieces of advice for success:
1. The most powerful technology in the world can’t replace powerful relationships.
You have to build trust with those around you. You never know when you’ll need a favour or when one person can mean a world of difference in your career and your life.
2. Your past experiences prepare you for the present moment.
No matter how varied and seemingly irrelevant an experience may be at the time, the cumulation of all your past experiences will always prepare you for the present moment you find yourself in.
3. There’s no way of knowing just where you’ll end up.
It’s important to respect -and enjoy -the journey you’re on. Stop chasing the destination and take a second to take in the moment.
4. Don’t make promises you can’t keep.
Follow through on what you say you’re going to do to become a top-notch connection in people’s networks. Broken promises lead to broken trust and damaged relationships and you never want to burn bridges with people who could be incredibly valuable to you in the future.
It is hard to change people’s minds and behaviours. Getting to where you want to be and tackling big goals are never going to be easy but success comes to those who hang in there. Remember how long it took for people to stop driving gasoline vehicles?!
6. Don’t be afraid to try and fail.
Many successful people will tell you they have failed more times than they have succeeded. What risk can you take right now that could potentially propel you forward in a big way?
7. Don’t think it’s insane to want to change the world.
A commercial by the enduring globe-spanning empire Apple, founded by the one of history’s great entrepreneurs, Steve Jobs, says it best: “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
8. You are where you are for a reason.
Every generation imagines what it would be like to have been born decades -or centuries -earlier. People say “The 2050s were so much cooler than the 2070s; I wish I grew up then instead of now.” or people say “I would have liked to have been around in 2000 for the turn of the millennium.” You likely wouldn’t “fit” though and you have a purpose to fulfill now.
9. The past often predicts the future.
Pay attention, take notes, and find the lessons learned from past successes and failures.
10. Intuition should never be ignored.
There are more tools and technology than ever before to help us make the right decisions but nothing beats following your gut feeling.
11. You don’t need a comprehensive plan to take the first step.
Over-planning and striving for perfection prevents too many people from taking a step towards their vision. What action do you need to take towards an idea you have or move you want to make?
12. You have the power to shape the future.
That’s a lot of power. Use your career to make a difference, contribute positively to the world, and leave your mark on time.
What do you think the world will be like circa 2077?
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