Today we have instant access to just about everything at our fingertips. With Google Express, Amazon, Instacart, Facebook, etc. it almost seems possible to live a life without ever leaving your computer screen. While this life of convenience seems appealing, it comes with a price. The price? Higher levels of unhappiness stemming from comparing your "behind the scenes" to everyone else's "highlight reel."
My hands were sweating as I fumbled around in my backpack. It was like the beginning of a bad breakup scene. He was smiling and trying to keep things casual, yet very curious as to why I'd asked him to coffee. I showed him my letter. A goodbye letter to the company because I was worried I'd forget everything I'd wanted to say without it.
It's fascinating to see how much these individuals have accomplished in a short time, and how much impact they are making in the world. From new alternatives in transportation, sports, and personal fitness, to the entertainment, banking, and political arenas, their businesses are challenging tradition in the new economy.