“If time is money – invest in yourself wisely!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Every day involves a variety of choices – as to what you will do next, the path you will follow, the actions you will take, the goals you will pursue.
The result of all these actions? The cumulative investment that you make in what your tomorrow may bring!
You should also take some time to think about the return that you might get from your personal investment effort. On stage, I will often talk about what I’ve come to call ‘experiential capital.’ It’s the accumulated experience that you build up from trying new ideas, pursuing new goals, and mastering new knowledge.
And it is one of the most important investments that you can make in your future.
Why? Because your world tomorrow is not going to be like the one you know today – it is going to be very different. You need to have an innovative mindset, and pursue innovative concepts, to make sure that you arrive there in good shape.
With that in mind, you need to try out new ideas and experience new things, in order to build up your experience with the different world of tomorrow. The more experience you get under your belt, the better you are positioned for the future.
And that is what I’ve come to call ‘experiential capital.’
The more experiential capital you have, the better positioned you will be for success.
Innovative people get ahead by working on projects that might have an uncertain return and payback — but do so explicitly with the goal of building up their experience.
They invest wisely.
So should you!