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How can we help people make viable incomes by using their talents and doing what they love? Have you been able to achieve this "success"?

Diversity=Opportunity=Power. There are many types of people in this world that harbor a myriad talents. Sadly, most people do not get to pursue a career that utilizes their talents. Furthermore, many people are never even allowed the space to figure out what their talents are.
We are facing a world with a wide range of complex problems. To solve them we need diversity in thinking, experience and talent. How can we create a society that encourages people to do what they are good at, thereby making the greatest contribution possible to this world?

I have a TEDx conference in mind: Gavin Sheppard, TEDx Toronto!

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  • Sep 1 2011: there's a handful out there I'm sure, but not the vast majority.
    • Sep 2 2011: Do you know of any particular examples where someone actually made this happen for him or herself? What was it about their approach that made them successful? What would the world look like if more people succeeded in this way? How would it be different?
      • Sep 3 2011: not I, while I love my job the fact that it was reduced from $60 an hour when I was a kid to minimum wage now (hate to think what it will be in a few years lol completely killed the joy in it since it barely pays bills)

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