…or do you? I think, now more than ever, there is no one way to achieve success (however you define it). In my grandparents day, and even my parents to some degree, (I’m 33) there was an equation you had to go by to achieve what they (whoever they are) called success. The most common things I always heard and saw was that you had to go to college and go get a job as a lawyer, accountant, or engineer of some sort. All of these are very admiral careers, and we definitely need more engineers; but this stuff just isn’t for me.
My brain just doesn’t work that way, and I’m thankful that I live in a time where opportunity seems endless. There is no more definitive “right” way due to things like the internet, being able to market yourself, etc. There are people that have created a great life for themselves from building an online presence that evetually turned in to revenue. Wow, that’s awesome. The possibilities are endless, you are only limited by you.
Look at what Pete Cashmore has done with the Mashable website. How about others like Justine Ezarik, Chris Brogan, or Dan Schawbel? They’ve all used social media/ networking to build an online presence that is amazing. My point is simply: keep your eyes open, be open minded, and watch what is happening around you. There is no equation anymore, but what an awesome time to make your own equation for success.