Now that we’ve survived the end of the world – what next?

We’ve survived the end of the world.

Well done us.

But what now?  What do we do with our new-found vitality?  For my last post of 2013, I’m going to share with you the 6 Wisdoms of Youth, as presented by Tim Drake at TedxBrighton 2012, and ask the question:

What will you do with this knowledge in 2013?


2012’s been a hard year.

We’ve had recession, crisis after crisis, worries over the job market, floods.  The Mayans didn’t get the end of the world prediction right, but it’s been a pretty heavy year in other ways.

And, if you’re like me, you’re rolling up to Christmas feeling battered and bruised , wondering what 2013 is going to look like.

So here’s some thinking.  OK, it’s about Gen Y and how they (we) view the world.  But it’s good stuff.  No, scratch that.

It’s great stuff and raises questions about how you (we) can build your (our) 2013 on solid principles to really wring the most out of the year.

Without further ado, here’s (a paraphrased version of) Tim’s 6 Wisdoms Of Youth:

  1. Openness to change
  2. Being open to people
  3. Action-orientation
  4. Having fun
  5. Being positive & designing tomorrow
  6. Looking after yourself, then  others
How will you embed these wisdoms – these behaviours – into what you do in the early part of next year?
What changes will you make to the way you view life to be more like the Youth Time tells us about?
What barriers do you face – either from yourself or your life/career situation – in taking on these wisdoms?
And how will you look if you decide to become each of the six facets?
These will be in my mind over Christmas, I hope they’ll be in yours too…
(For the finale, here’s the whole of Tim’s excellent TedxBrighton talk:)

Neil Hopkins is a Marketing and Branding Theorist at heart, and a Marketing Communications Manager by day. His blog – interacter – is the primary location he shares insight and information relating to marketing, branding and advertising strategy.
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