Where the magic happens
I couldn’t agree more with this graphic. Find something that is truly next level in your world and do it. Generally it is something that is being done by the “successful” people you admire in your field. Something you might feel uncomfortable with.
Success means different things to different people…and that is a different topic.
Whom ever you admire in your world start doing what they are doing and that most others aren’t. This might be starting a blog. If you are already blogging actively – the next step might be getting published in a magazine. If you have published in a magazine – you might need to write a book. Written a book already – perhaps you now need to speak at a user group. Done the local user group already – head out to a big conference. Or start your own user group or conference. What ever it is that is your next most uncomfortable thing to do is – the thing that you say “I could never do that”. DO IT. Start small and aim for HUGE.
Magic rarely comes from something you have been doing for the past 15 years. Get out there and be awesome!