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 again. The 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.