There used to be a time when a person could make a fine living, not by creating anything, but just by pushing pieces of paper around. Those days, thankfully, are gone.
These days, you’re either creating something interesting and useful, or you’re fast approaching irrelevance.
Happily, the young people I meet are pretty in tune with this idea. This idea is normal to them, hence why so many dorm rooms these days also double as a startup.
Old farts like me, however, are not so hip. A lot of us are, in fact, dead scared. And rightly so. The world decided to change without our permission. The nerve!
My advice? Grab a pen, and on the nearest cocktail napkin, invent something. Right here and now. It doesn’t have to be big, it just has to improve something, anything.
And once you’ve done that. Do it again. And again. And again. Practice!
Keep practicing, until you have enough money to retire. Only then, do you reassess.