What is a window of opportunity? According to Macmillan Dictionary, it is “an opportunity to do something, that will only be available to you for a short time.”
I like to refer to the time we have on Earth as our window of opportunity, because before we know it, we can exist for an entire life time without actually living.
Paid To Exist is a brilliant blog (partly because we share the same belief that you should get paid to do what you love), not to mention that it’s motivational, gives great advice and is brutally honest with a dry sense of humor. Take the title of popular posts for instance: The Best Way To Solve A Problem: Give Up; How I Stay Productive And Get Massive Amounts of Shit Done; and Kill Your Plans And Start Getting Shit Done. Catchy, interesting, and straight forward. Paid To Exist also does a great job of establishing interactive relationships among its audience. This is done through webinars and workshops that aim to bring people’s passions to fruition. Although an influencer, it’s also competition, and a worthy component indeed.
How can a site whose tagline reads: Amazing pictures of places, people, animals, and nature not be influential?… My point exactly. EarthPix is a collage of everything that is right in this world. It depicts the innate beauty of earth through individual photos. A picture really is worth a thousand words here. Some capture the simplicity of our world, while others capture the complexity; each snapshot leaves you imagining yourself in that instance in time. Whether it’s an image of a calm, translucent, turquoise sea in Maldives, or a photo containing a vibrant mix of bright colors from the Northern Lights in Norway, this site makes you want to drop everything you are doing to explore the world.
Last, but certainly not least, The Blonde Abroad should serve as an inspiration to us all. She left her career in corporate finance to become a world traveler. She figured out how to beat the system (and by system I mean corporate America), and get paid for traveling the world! She has been lucky enough to have traveled to 5 Continents and visited 45 Countries. Throughout her amazing adventures she documents and blogs about each one, tweeting and instagramming as she goes along. Not only does she offer great travel tips and activities, but she also created a self-sufficient business by selling travel necessities through her website. On top of all of this, she offers consulting and social media marketing and digital content creation. Is there anything she can’t do?
While these are not all of my influencers, they are at the top of the list. Any brand, blog, business, or individual that motivates and inspires others to take advantage of the window of opportunity we are given, is an influencer to me. – JC