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TIME Magazine reveals the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2013

I know(think I know) that the world is changing in ways that it never has before. Obviously with me not having been around for the past 50,000 years it’s impossible to know.. but from what I’ve learned and experienced in this life of mine I can tell that there is an incredible movement towards ‘oneness’.

The internet is still young in our planets history and so is globalization. Both of which are interdependent and extremely powerful forces which are shaping our planet in historic ways. People and places are so much closer than they have ever been, and us as beings on this ever-changing and amazing planet have to mentally and physically evolve to keep up with it.

Ideas and innovation are now shared with ease and below are a few people who have completely embraced this idea and have put it into practice.
Kudos to these pioneers.

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Elon-Musk-Time-100Ten years ago, TIME Magazine inaugurated its list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.” In the interceding decade, the unveiling of the annual list has become an anticipated event with readers ready to gorge on glossy articles and debate the inclusion of controversial inductees. Today, the magazine posted its 10th list of influence, the “2013 Time 100.”

This year, we are excited to see several TED alums on the list. Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla, was named a “Titan” in a piece written by Richard Branson. (Watch Branson’s TED Talk, “Life at 30,000 feet.”) Sheryl Sandberg, who recently released the book Lean In, also was dubbed a Titan. Daphne Koller, who co-created the website Coursera, was listed as a “Pioneer,” along with her venture partner Andrew Ng. And Michelle Obama made the list of “Icons.”

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Never Stop Learning

Along the way I’ve had to learn some of the unexpected basics of life. Basics like how to do the laundry, work in a kitchen, talk to people and how to take care of myself. I know right, such basic lessons to be learning after the age of 25. See, I used to work in IT. I worked at my first job for nearly 6 years.. from the age of 19 til 25, and I always had someone around me who knew how to and would take care of these basics, whether it was a room-mate, a domestic worker or my mom.
At some point during my working career life got dangerously boring and I knew a change was desperately needed.

During my first year travelling, I threw myself into the school of life and rapidly learnt the basic essentials for survival. I learnt to trust myself and meet the right people. The second year I learnt a new language and how to really sell myself.. and now into the 3rd year I feel brave and eager for the next challenge, hungry for personal development! I realised that without challenges, goals or variation in life.. things can and will become stale. Well, at least for me it did, and this is my truth.

Challenge yourself!

Sir Kenneth Robinson (born 4 March 1950) is an English author, speaker, and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education, and arts bodies. He was Director of The Arts in Schools Project (1985–89), Professor of Arts Education at the University of Warwick (1989–2001), and was knighted in 2003 for services to education. ~Wikipedia

I found Ken Robinson’s talks because I am registered with TED, I find TED talks thoroughly enjoyable and Sir Ken not only had me in stitches, but also moved. His words and conviction instantly made him a role model to me,  and in some way he confirmed something within me and got me started on this path of expressing myself, blogging and sharing my thoughts. I urge you to give him a listen.

Sir Ken Robinson – Schools Kill Creativity

Sir Ken Robinson – Bring on the Revolution

Sir Ken Robinson – How to Escape Education’s Death Valley