"With the right audience, anything's possible."
A few nights ago I had the honor of attending a TEDx event in San Francisco
. TED is hands down one of my favorite organizations. The things they've taught me are priceless.
The theme of the night was Creating Your Own Government
and the speakers blew my mind. More than anything, the biggest takeaway was simple:
We all absolutely have to take it upon ourselves to lead our own revolution.
I don't care whether it's to get your favored candidate elected, to improve nutrition in schools or perhaps change the world by getting people to do work they love, like we're doing here at Live Your Legend.
It doesn't matter what topic you choose. What does matter is that you choose something, anything - and start broadcasting your strongest beliefs. The tools have never been easier and cheaper to use. I promise you that if you start saying things that matter to you, there's going to be other folks around the world who care just as much. It's on us to build that community and lead that revolution.
With that said, let's get into the action.
The Pursuit of 'Ridiculous' Dreams...
Just over ten years ago a young British chef in his mid twenties decided he was going to change the world.
He had a powerful message he wanted to share. All he needed was someone to listen. He was crazy about revolutionizing the way kids learned about and consumed food. More specifically he wanted to remove all processed food from kids' plates - a pretty tall order. He'd stop at nothing to do it.
Ten years ago no one had heard of Jamie Oliver. Today his YouTube videos alone have gotten millions of views, not to mention his multiple hit TV series and dozens of restaurant chains. In 2003 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire, and recently Jamie won the TED Prize
as he told the world his dream to teach every child about food. That video alone has been watched over 1.4 million times.
The thing is Jamie isn't much different than any of us. The only difference is simple: Jamie found his voice and stopped at nothing to spread it. He had a passion rooted so deep he nearly brings himself to tears each time to speaks.
Everyone has a message to spread.
The thing is, a lot of us don't know what it is yet and few of us have taken the steps to get the word out. It's time for that to change.