Contributed by Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. He coauthored the New York Times bestseller Abundance, as well as BOLD, the 2015 getAbstract International Book award winner.
For the first time in history, individuals have the power to change the world. So, for anyone interested in doing just that, the first step is connecting with your life’s mission – your Massively Transformative Purpose (MTP) – that will drive you to take risks, go big and impact the world. The second step is to educate yourself about exponentials—to realize that you actually have more power today at your fingertips than the world’s largest companies and governments just 20 years ago.
A lot of this game is about mindset. As we say in BOLD, all the tools you need are readily available, the real hurdle is psychological. Without trying to toot our own horn, read Abundance and BOLD. The goal of these books is to show people that they now have the power to change the world and to educate them on what steps to take to wield it.
Another opportunity is to plug into institutions and programs like those offered by Singularity University (www.SingularityU.org) that offer 3-day and 7-day programs to help you get connected.
Go big and be bold in 2016
2016 will see a lot of accelerated growth. Get ready for “smart everything” where machine learning and narrow A.I. begins to influence products that understand when you speak to them, that learn your desires and behaviors and become far more efficient and powerful.
Also watch out for the roll-out of Virtual and Augmented Reality.
We’ll see continued growth in Crowdfunding and the ability to access the masses for expertise.
Our biggest tip for you is to experiment.
Try something- you’ll be amazed how you surprise yourself.
At the minimum, go to a platform like HeroX and join an ongoing competition or start your own challenge on a problem that you’d love to see the crowd solve for you.
To read more from our recent interview with Peter Diamandis click here.
Peter puts out a weekly Blog on “how to” elements of innovation and exponential technologies. You can sign up and read more at www.diamandis.com.