The New Economy: It’s Getting Personal

Would you agree that the business landscape has changed drastically? Those who prepared are least affected, those who did not are most affected and unfortunately many have not yet recovered from the 2008 recession. There is a major movement in the way we do business and at the rate the world is going, it’s becoming more and more difficult for people to get back up or even get ahead. I volunteer at the Calgary Drop-in Centre and it’s been pretty rough out there for many and for a couple years now. You see more and more ‘regular’ people and couples coming in for a meal, even some that had been laid off with high-level positions. Pensions will soon disappear and job stability is diminishing at a rapid rate. Round 3, even round 4, of layoffs are still underway for many oil and gas companies. Big brand name companies such as Toys ‘R’ Us, Sears, Target, BCBG Max Azria, Peabody Energy (and the list goes on and on and if you walk down Robson nearly 20 storefronts have for lease signs), have all shut their doors – leaving many people unemployed, families in a scramble and the food banks busier than ever. If there is one common factor to many of the companies that have gone bankrupt – is that they did not innovate.

If you’re relying on one stream of income you may be in for a big surprise. No matter how much savings you have when that rainy day comes, it will soon be depleted. It used to be that we would change careers 8 times in our lifetime; however, job hopping is now the ‘norm’ for Millennial’s who average 15 – 20 jobs in their lifetime. And if you have been dipping into your savings (which many don’t have), or retirement funds, while waiting for oil and gas to pick up, you could be waiting for a while. We have seen an increase but don’t hold your breath, it will never be the same againThe economy does what it does best, it goes up and it goes down. It’s just a normal business cycle – some years are worse than others. If you have been dipping into your savings, ask yourself where will you find the funds to replenish that account? And to look further into the future, what do you want retirement to look like, most important what will it look like for you on the path that you are on?

When will you have enough of the paycheque to paycheque lifestyle? Do you find your dreams fleeting away from you? You’ve heard of the buzzword ‘New Economy’ and it describes the many new, high-growth industries that are on the cutting edge of technology. It has been the driving force of our economic growth since the late ’90s leaving behind an old system and old school players. As high tech tools, such as the internet, and modern computers, began penetrating the consumer and marketplace, the companies that watched the shift happen and prepared to flow with it, became part of the new economy and most are heavily involved in the internet and many in the biotech industries. The ripple effects of new technologies have spread out to all other industries that are catching the wave and riding it for what it’s worth. Smart planning.

Is your company on that wave? Let’s scale it down to our individual, personal economy. The important question is are you on that wave? There is a much bigger plan for society that most people aren’t aware of, or if they know, feel their voice is too small to create a change, or some people just don’t care and live life by default – complaining and blaming the government, blaming how they were brought up, blaming their lack of education, blame, blame, blame. If you’re reading this and you care it’s because you have dreams that are still alive in you. So what if I told you that there was a way to work together for the good of all as the new traditional business model? More and more organizations are striving towards building a more cooperative future. By putting humanity before the bottom line, by people helping people, they are finding their place in an economy previously dominated by profits and big business and run by big bosses who never had their employees in their best interest. If you have been laid off or fired then I’m sure that this hits home. I believe that collaboration is a shared revenue and is ultimately more sustainable that competition. Ways to earn income has changed – e-commerce is playing a large part at kitchen table presentations, while people are waiting for their flights at airports, during spare time off work and everything in our economy is pointing to a platform that has been around for decades and decades but was too advanced for a traditional 9 – 5ers to wrap their head around the concept, until lately.

Imagine securing your financial status by working only part-time just by helping people? Imagine changing the entire healthcare ecosystem by helping people with their health? Imagine contributing to the economy’s growth just by introducing people to a ground floor opportunity that can be worked from home or anywhere in the world? We need to start leading with compassion and working together in unity as if our economy depended on it – as if our communities depended on it, as if our family’s depended on it. But truly, as if our own lives depended on it, and it does, more than ever before. Look beyond what your radar screen can see and know that security and freedom are just outside of it. The world has changed and is continuously changing, are you willing to become open-minded and educate yourself on a better way or will you continue to cycle through a vicious circle of a broken system?

There is a better way and a proven system that has been helping millions for many decades get ahead and this system is the way of the future. We live in the most opportune time in history with the most modern and sophisticated technology to connect with each other. Understand how to leverage your time and money through the internet and you will have no boss, you will not be dependent on the economy and you will own a very handsome global business with incredible tax write-offs so that you can use your taxes as income. This is not for the faint-hearted but for the people who want more in life, who want to take control of their lives, who love to help our fellow humans and who still have a song left in their hearts. Look beyond that radar screen of yours for the sake of your personal economy.

11 Amazing Benefits To Joining a Network Marketing Company You Didn’t Know Of

The business landscape has changed drastically, you are either flowing with it or swimming upstream. Network marketing businesses are quickly becoming the fastest growing form of entrepreneurship making it very easy and attainable for one to start their own business and work from the comfort of their home. For those that are employed by an employer, they can work this type of home-based business after work hours or during spare time for additional income – essentially you’re building a company within a company. Building your business out of the comfort of your home allows for flexibility that is difficult when renting or buying office/warehouse space as in traditional businesses, not to mention high monthly overhead costs. Network marketing requires major self-discipline, organization and most importantly, a massive and clear vision. With that being said the benefits can be quite substantial as you will read on. Here are some key benefits for creating a winning business in a losing economy and just a few of the many more advantages of the network marketing model over traditional business models.

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Thinking Beyond a Financial Rut

With the unfavourable prevailing economic conditions, people are undergoing a lot of stress. And if you live in Alberta then it has been magnified by ten fold so how do you think beyond this situation? The 2015 recession is going to leave its mark – in more ways than one and it’s not correcting itself anytime soon. In recent news, the major oil companies are now starting to lay people off. If you’ve been following the news, then you know it’s been an extremely crucial time for businesses, families, our children’s future, our parents who are going into retirement and much more. Suicide counts have gone up, crime rates have soared, foreclosures happening left right and centre, people are depleting their savings and RRSPs leaving them with major retirement setbacks, divorce has increased and Continue reading

Find Your Vision and Hold Fast

When you have figured out your ‘why‘ in life, you must then decide on what you want to do, be and have. How do you want your life to look like? Will what you are doing right now get you to the life that you deserve? If you continue what you are doing for the next 5 – 10 years what will that look like for you and your family? Many people decide what they want their life to look like based on their current situation. What I tell my clients is to take 20 – 45 minutes with their journal and blue ink, and write down, if money wasn’t an object, all that their hearts desire. This step is THE most crucial because one of the main reasons why most people don’t get what they want is because they haven’t decided on it yet. Continue reading

How to Deal with Negative and Critical People

Negative people and critics are everywhere and expected, you can run, but you can’t hide from them. And no matter how you choose to live your life — single or in a relationship, whether you work a corporate job or become an entrepreneur; whether you choose to have children or choose not to have children; if you eat meat or are a vegetarian, if you drink coffee or tea, whatever you do, there is someone that will judge you for it. And the more successful you are or the more popular you become in life, the more haters will show up. Continue reading

Certified Coaches Federation Presents: Certified Life & Executive Coach Training – Vancouver, B.C. August 29 & 30

Are you interested in building a more successful life coach or business coach practice? Are you in a position in your company where you are support for others? Do you work in HR or lead a team of 5 or more?

The Certified Coaches Federation has certified more than 9,300 Life Coaches and Executive Coaches since 2006 (and I am one of them) and is now recognized as one of the Leading Life Coach Certification and Executive Coach Certification Programs in the world! Voted Best Life Coach Training Course 4 years in a row! CCF is now offering our Life Coach Certification and Executive Coach Certification Programs in 100 cities around the world! Continue reading

Leadership Through Wisdom and Integrity

Leaders have vision, they think outside of the box, they are sharp and quick on their feet looking into the future making intelligent decisions and usually have the craziest ideas. But even the most brilliant, quickest, smartest leader is not the most effective without grace, wisdom and integrity. Great intellect has no guarantee of good judgement and good judgement comes from experience turned into wisdom. When leaders come from a place of integrity, it comes from the core of who they truly are and when they put themselves out there it takes a lot of courage and that also comes with a whole new level of responsibility and accountability and respect.

Leading with conviction trumps intellect and one’s character shines through and is  much more successful when connecting with people especially having a strong moral base with genuine values who stand above the rest. Trust is the key when leading. When people feel cared for the connection is so much stronger and that trust grows willingly without the need to convince. When people trust you their fear is minimized and they gain admiration and appreciation for you. Continue reading

The Modern Leader of Influence

The world needs more Leaders. The world needs You. Step out of fear and step into the LIGHT with your ultimate LEADERSHIP skills. To be a great leader in all that you do, having healthy relationships with Self is the start so that you can be the most effective with others, and be at optimal performance at work, with family, and at socials; it is they key to all success.

The word ‘leader’ has only been used to celebrate the history and footprint that people of this incredible quality have left in the world’s history books; but what about the leaders that are in our own country, our own community, our network of friends, and right in our family that have influenced, inspired and have touched our hearts in similar ways, not on a global scale, but in a loving way where we were moved by it and became a better person because of it and it changed us for the better completely. Often we do not give ourselves enough credit for the leadership that we perform on a daily basis because of the leadership gap. Continue reading

The Organizational Benefits of Personal Leadership Effectiveness

With the oil crisis and what’s happening with the economy globally, businesses are looking to change processes to become more effective. Efficiency in human capitalism plays a key role in the success of any business where lay offs have been rolling out like hot cakes. Keeping skilled employees in the right jobs is still proving to be an important factor in the current economic climate; however, many businesses are finding that to keep the engine of a business going they need to invest more in to their people.

Personal Leadership Effectiveness is what makes a successful organization, it doesn’t matter if a person is the President, CEO, a manager or a valued employee. The foundation of personal leadership is all in a person’s “character”, which essentially is who they are at their core, their fundamental qualities.

To gain a competitive advantage, people must govern themselves and lead from within. A successful organization dedicates their leadership to their employees by building and sustaining their culture and know that their modus operandi could not be played out authentically if they don’t focus on a strong character-centered personal leadership foundation.

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