Success Renaissance

There were no headlines announcing it. But it's here.

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Knowledge Shall Increase

The speed of change is overwhelming. I saw it at the beginning of 2021. There were no headlines announcing it. But it's here. There is a personal success renaissance happening right now. The Internet is the foundation of this new age. It is going to change society. I call it the Success Renaissance.

"On the horizon, new business models and technologies hold promise to unlock the kind of economic opportunity and control that will lead to a true creative Golden Age for artists and creators." -Li Jin

What is the Success Renaissance

The success renaissance is the increased awareness and adoption of success principles and practices that help creators succeed for the long-term.

As the Passion Economy and Creator Economy entice more people to try to make a living online they are finding that it's not as easy as it seems. It takes a wide variety of skills, mindset adjustments, and continuous effort to succeed. Most give up for a variety of reasons. But some are diligent. They see it is possible and look to the hackers and teachers in order to acquire the proper skills to succeed.

Here are some of the enabling components of the success renaissance.

Abundance of Knowledge and Overload

Knowledge is so abundant that it is overwhelming. Most people don't know how to deal with the overload. So, even though knowledge is prolific, it is still locked. In the age of short attention spans, nobody has the patience to sift through it. There is also an abundance of bad information. This leads to...

The Rise of the Teachers

The renaissance would not happen without tech empowered teachers. Teaching has been a crucial component of the creator economy. To deal with the overload of information, those with the gift of teaching will invest their time and consume massive amounts of information.

This requires expert organizational skills in order to efficiently consume, distill the core value, classify and catalog information. The teachers will have writing, speaking, and video skills in order to communicate effectively. The new teachers will leverage the rise of online communities...

The Rise of Communities

Social media today exploits the attention of their members by relentlessly distracting them with entertainment, recommendations and promotions (ads). The goal is to keep them in the matrix and expose them to more ads. It's a business model founded on distraction. The rise of online communities and the exodus from social media will facilitate the growth of purpose driven communities that foster the growth of the members. These community members will gladly pay for access to the community because of the promise of individual growth and meaningful connections. Examples: MightyNetworks, Circle

Empowering Tech

Technology that empowers individuals to easily sell their services as well as make it easy to buy, will drive the personal success renaissance. Community and teaching platforms will continue to evolve to meet the demand. Examples: Gumroad

The Future

Things are still chaotic, but there are new structures forming. What will the future look like when a large percentage of society is highly empowered with knowledge and a philosophy that empowers the individual? Maybe it is a success renaissance. But surely, it is the beginning of a massive change in how we work.

"With key new capabilities enabled by web3—digital scarcity, patronage that doubles as investment, programmable business models, and community ownership—we are on the cusp of a new creative renaissance on the internet." -Li Jin