In September 2008, I was sharing with my friend Alexey Timbul of how I want to work for myself, have time for projects I care about, and be able to travel more. Alexey was working for a social justice non-profit at the time and traveled regularly, today he can usually be found in Russia, though he’s good at getting around. Alexey didn’t offer much advice, he didn’t need to. Instead, he bluntly told me “Pick a date and make it happen.” So I stepped up to the challenged and picked a date right on the spot: September 2009.
“Pick a date and make it happen” is one of those life-changing pieces of advice. Picking a date and making it happen is what will change your life. And the beauty of it, is that it’s on your terms. YOU pick. I don’t know what you need, Alexey doesn’t know what you need, only you know what you need.
* SPOILER ALERT: I made it happen. Today, I work for myself collaborating with visionary individuals and organizations to change the world through web & media. I work from home, or my family’s house, or just about anywhere with internet access.
So, now it’s time: Pick a date and make it happen. Leave your date in the comments below and come back then to celebrate!
Photograph by Adreanna Moya