I’ve submitted to speak at the 2011 South By Southwest conference. My panel, Luck is a Four-Letter Word is about being proactive instead of sitting back and waiting for things to happen. It’s about seizing opportunities.

But it’s more than just a motivational self-help speech. Over the years, I’ve had some amazing opportunities… and it had nothing to do with “luck.” I’ve also, like everyone, had some misfortunes from time to time. But although we don’t have complete control over what happens to us in life, we do control how we handle those situations.

My session is all about how to watch out for opportunities, and when there aren’t any, how to make them. It’s practical advice on how to move from waiting for good things to happen to taking your life by the horns.

Please consider voting for my talk at the SxSW 2011 Panel Picker.

If you think it’s a good idea and want to vote for me, here’s how. It will take at most 5 minutes of your time: