This piece of advice is from one of my favorite writers, Seth Godin. In this hyper-connected age everyone is poised to choose themselves. Want to be heard? Go online and write a blog post. Want to have your own company? Go to legalzoom.com, sign up for an LLC, and start selling your product or services. It’s become super easy for anyone to be an expert at anything. Set out to learn everything you can about something, and become an expert in it. Online course websites such as Coursera, Khan Academy, Lynda, and myriad more allow anyone to learn anything s/he wants whenever s/he wants. So, don’t wait for someone to pick you. Don’t wait for a some large company to come calling you. You have the power to choose yourself and start your expert training whenever and wherever you want.