799. Your Age Does Not Matter: Go for It!
“The worst thing that can happen to you is if you regret that there was a time when you have really wanted to do this and you did not. Go for it. Yes. Try as many things as you can and then you can decide. And it does not matter what age you are, as long as you realize your dreams. There is no better day to start than today.”
Marina Barayeva is an international photographer, speaker and a host of the popular podcast: Marketing for Creatives. Marina is a known authority in helping entrepreneurs become influencers in their niche. She is a TEDx speaker, has presented to audiences in Asia and North America, and has been featured in such media as ArtPeople, CCTV, China Radio International, and others. Born in Russia, she now lives in China.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
“After a brief visit to the United States in 2008, I returned to Russia and needed to find work as soon as possible. Because of my degree in engineering and computer science I searched for opportunities on the Internet that might fit my very early experience with web design. I applied for a project and a company from Canada offered me an assignment. The client gave me a good review and I enjoyed the work very much. I continued to apply to the many postings for work on the Internet and built my portfolio and experience.”
The Most Powerful Lesson Learned?
1. Understand that the expectations from our families, education systems and society at large more often than not, are not reflective of what we want for our lives and careers.
2. Follow your inborn curiosity and talents. Explore all the aspects of your interests and passions. Write them down, research them, and track your progress so that they become an integral part of your life journey.
3. Start today! It doesn’t matter what age you are, if you want to realize your dreams there is no better time than now to begin.
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