Remember when your parents told you you could be whatever you wanted to be when you grew up?
Well back in the day, this might have just been a dream.
There were laws that prohibited it, sexism or racism that hindered it, technology that delayed it, red tape that bordered it or ideals that didn’t support it.
Generations before ours may have said the same thing to their children, but making it come true may not have been possible.
Our generation is really lucky.
But sometimes, we don’t realize just how fortunate we are.
We have endless opportunities, countless innovations and thousands of connections.
We are growing by the second.
Our technology and societies are cultivating creativity and innovation.
There is an entrepreneurial fervor that has affected millions of Millennials.
Now, you don’t have the be a millionaire to make your dreams come true.
Now, you don’t have to be a man to be a CEO.
Now, where you grew up or what you wore in middle school won’t determine whether or not you’re on a magazine cover.
Now, it isn’t about waiting for opportunities.
It’s about making them, taking them and utilizing the sh*t out of them.
Now, all you really need is the Internet.
You have the ability follow your dreams and achieve them with a few clicks of your mouse (plus an absurd amount of hard work and passion).
These are all the things you can now be in the world we’re lucky to be alive and have WiFi in:
1. A Musician
There are so many artists today getting discovered online on places likes YouTube or SoundCloud.
If Carly Rae Jepsen can do it by singing “Call Me Maybe” repeatedly, so can you.
2. A Fashion Designer
Then, you can grow traffic either on social media or by offering discounts.
3. An Antique Dealer
If you have a great piece or find a hidden gem at a garage sale, you can truly make a lot of money on Craigslist or Ebay by selling or refurbishing it.
4. An Author
Share chapters of your book on Wattpad, or use one of the many self-publishing companies available around the web.
5. A Writer
If books are not your thing, you can develop an incredible blog on Wordpress or Squarespace.
Subsequently, you can also share your voice on amazing outlets.
6. A Filmmaker
If you have a great video or film, you can simply put it up on YouTube to build your brand.
You can get funding for the big productions on Kickstarter.
7. A Recruiter
All you need is your laptop and LinkedIn.
8. A Model
Instagram models are making the news lately.
They’re coined “Instagirls” because they got discovered on the social platform.
If you've got it, flaunt it.
9. A Photographer
You can use Instagram to share your amazing photography, too.
Go from amateur to professional, and make a living on your iPhone.
10. A World Traveler
You can take pictures of the world.
You can write about it.
You can critique it.
You could babysit around it.
There are endless options to travel the world and get paid to do so.
11. A Master Or Doctor
There are endless and reputable options online to get your masters or doctorate degrees.
Take advantage of them.
12. A Graphic Designer
13. An Artist
Sell your calligraphy, your crafts, your custom art or whatever magic comes from your fingertips on Etsy.
Search for alternatives for the finer pieces.
14. A Teacher
Or, take another route and market yourself as a dating or life coach.
15. An Inventor
Do you have a kickass idea? Crowdfund it on GoFundMe or KickStarter.
Promote yourself and your brand online, and then pitch to Shark Tank (if you need to).
Seriously, the world is your oyster.
If you think it, you can do it.
You just need to log online to do it.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, what school you went to, who your parents are or what cash you have in your wallet.
There are so many success stories out there, and one of these days, it could be yours that you read on your computer screen.
When you have your own child, you can tell him or her that he or she can be whatever he or she wants to be with total honesty.
So, let me ask you the same question: Who do you want to be when you grow up?