I started this website because I wanted to impact others and build a community. Not just a community, but a movement of twenty somethings committed to not being average. Because being average is pretty lame, let’s be honest.
Because of Different Hunger’s recent growth, I have been fortunate enough to connect with more and more awesome people from all over the world. I’ve heard from twenty something (and beyond) bloggers, authors, speakers, consultants and more. It’s become very apparent that this community is awesome, especially after hearing about all of the incredible things you guys are working on in the Different Hunger Facebook group, which I created a few weeks ago.
I decided I wanted to celebrate all of the awesome and inspiring things that you guys are working on.
Introducing… Different Hunger Community Highlights
(Yes, the originality and creativity behind that name is something special. If you can think of something better, please let me know…)
From now on, every other week I’ll be featuring readers’ stories, blog posts, exciting projects and more that you have shared with me in our Facebook group.
So if you’re not a part of this group already, go ahead and join, intro yourself and keep us posted on what you’re working on!
This group is a place to:
- share your projects, ideas, and accomplishments
- ask for advice or give advice
- share results from things you are working on
- share video clips of Marshawn Lynch and/or GIFs of DJ Khaled
Without further ado, here’s our very first edition of Different Hunger’s community highlights:
Awesome People Doing Inspiring Things
Ashley Olafsen: Ashley is a 19 year old college student who just published her very first book, Survival of the Prettiest.
A photo posted by Ashley Olafsen (@ashleyolafsen) on Aug 9, 2016 at 8:29pm PDT
Survival of the Prettiest discusses body image, media, self-esteem, mental health, sexualization, and so much more in her interactive, engaging, and practical book. Through a compelling combo of storytelling and research, Ashley truly makes a difference and empowers individuals to reach their full potential.
Kale Panoho: Kale is a 25 year old from Dunedin, New Zealand who recently made the leap into self employment to become a ‘digital nomad’ like myself.
Kale recently opened a gym and ended up generating more than $200,000 in presale gym memberships!
Insanity. Kale is going to document how he accomplished this amazing feat and will be sharing this with the Facebook group. His next project is to launch a Nootropic on Kickstarter. If you have prior experience with Kickstarter, please give him a shout. You can connect with Kale on Facebook here.
Awesome Resources to Change Your Perspective
Y Combinator Interview with Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg
Our friend Noah Meier in Germany shared this video with our group after him and I had a Skype chat about Noah’s career path. Noah is currently sorting out next steps for himself and he found that the advice I provided him was similar to the advice Mark Zuckerberg shares in this video.
Zuckerberg’s advice was to first find something you love and enjoy, then turn that passion into a business if it’s working. This advice goes against the traditional method of starting with a company or business in mind first.
Wong Fu Productions’ Co-Founder Philip Wang: UCSD Commencement Speech
This was a refreshingly straightforward and honest speech shared by our friend, hip-hop artist Nick Seawright. This speech is full of reminders to be grateful, as well as advice for how to make the most of our young twenties.
A few awesome takeaways:
On accumulating success / material wealth: “If you aren’t happy in your heart, nothing else matters.”
On finding your passion: “I didn’t chase my passion, but I became passionate about what I chased.”
On your friends and who you hang out with: “Surround yourself with positive people who will push and support you as you discover your sense of passion and people that will be there with you when your love life sucks.”
On making the most of your twenties: “Take your time, but don’t waste your time.”
Using Regret as a Motivator to Get Sh!t Done While We’re Young – Gary Vaynerchuk
In this short 1 minute video, Gary V talks about how and why regret is a powerful motivator, and challenges us as twenty somethings to use regret to our advantage, while we still can. It’s in typical Gary V style, so be on the look out for some F-bombs and no BS advice.
Changing my belief about networking has opened new doors of opportunity
In this post by Different Hunger reader Arey Karasin, Arey breaks down how and why networking is such a powerful practice, drawing on experiences from his own life as well as citing historical figures as case studies.
Here’s a quote I loved: “People remember people who make them feel special and comfortable.”
So that’s a wrap for this week’s edition of our community highlights. I hope you found the above useful and are motivated by all the awesome people that are a part of this community.