Tim Zaun's interests run wide: politics, business, entrepreneurship, the environment, technology. At one time it was dentistry— that's what brought him to Cleveland in '84. But over the years he began thinking about his life differently. With the new millennium and new operational rules came a new way of looking at the world. Speaking about his major concerns encountering 21st-century America became his passion.
This new world with its new rules and new games is scary— but it's exciting too, he says. It's one where a person has to be more self-reliant. "There's a paradox to that. You have to rely on yourself, but you can't do it all by yourself. You need the help of others. It takes initiative. You have to put yourself out there." Tim further discounts a person's age as at all relevant to succeeding in this new century. "Whatever your age, you're not too old. It just takes creativity and initiative."
In a world where a lot of people would call themselves independent thinkers, Tim Zaun is one who is both both genuine and existentially authentic. Barring necessity, he prefers to work for himself. "Take back the power that's yours," he recommends, "and make your own life." He's an avid reader of current thinkers on the art of business, then also leads discussions on such books at Lakewood Library. He gathers the best ideas available to him, cooks away all but the necessary, and delivers the distillation of those to us.
Readers of CoolCleveland.com will find his name familiar from his frequent contributions there. Tim's also been published at GreenBiz.com in California; Cleveland Business Connects, Presentations of Minnesota, Ohio magazine, Inside Business, and other magazines focusing on communications and technology. To have a look at his wide range of interests and what from them he sees worthy of promotion, consult his lengthy and ever current blog, timzaun.com.
Tim will be speaking on the morning of Saturday, the 18th at West Side Writers. His topic will be Profitable Freelance Writing: A 21st Century Perspective. Come have a look at the future.