I trust you had a good day yesterday, on the happy independence day 4th of July.
freedom from outside control or support : the state of being independent
the time when a country or region gains political freedom from outside control.
So you have spent all day celebrating freedom from outside control…
And today, the 5th July, you have to go back to work….
You just celebrated the 4th of July, freedom from outside control, right?
So the country gave you freedom to have time – a paid day of work – time with which you do what you want.
So on the 4th of July 2017 you were free to do as you pleased whilst money was coming into your bank account.
- It was expected to from childhood:
- Get good grades
- do well in sports
- ok odds are that you can’t really do both so well
- go to college
- get a good starting job
- work your way up corporate ladder
- have kids
- buy a house
- save for kids education
- kids off to college
- and the whole cycle repeats itself over and over
- In the traditional economy things went by at a slower pace and so new technologies and discoveries were slower, even with computers about in the later part of the ‘traditional economy’.
- as this ‘traditional economy’ is slowly ebbing away leaving room for the digital economy we are left in the area I call no man’s land (from border crossing zones yes).
This no man’s land – what is it?
Where traditional economy is being replaced by the digital economy. The transfer from one economy to the other, traditional to digital, can be prepared for the tidal wave is coming – ride it or be crushed by it. But please, please KNOW IT IS COMING, get informed about it and receive it with open arms 🙂
Here is a story about a company that chose to ignore it (as many did in the biginning of the transfer period):
The transfer has been brutal in some companies, for example Kodak. When I was growing up Kodak was the leader in photography equipment, films, photo paper… When the digital camera came into the marketplace Kodak did not think it could be reduced to zero by anything let alone some ‘camera’ not even producing any tangible, palpable content i.e. photographs to feel, touch, see clearly. What Kodak did not foresee was the multitude of software that would develop from that to enhance the image – photoshop, Adobe, paint……….. It did not foresee either, nor did many of us, the ways in which these digital products would take the world by strom, via apps such as Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Google could help share these digital images so fast – instantly in fact!
So Kodak went bankrupt and off the scene…
So on this 4th of July independence ( freedom from outside control ) let’s reflect…
WHY is it you work?
- ‘I have bills to pay’
- I have loans to repay
- for the car,
- washing machine
- sound system
- digital equipment
- pet bills……..
- I have a mortgage,
- I have a family to support
- I have to keep up with the Jones’s
- So you see I can’t just give up my job – and besides to do what?
YOU ONLY HAVE ONE LIFE
But not you
Stop right there
Is your pay at the end of the month so worth your time?
So should you be interested in finding out how to get involved in the transition from traditional to digital economy,
Should you be willing to work hard (aren’t you already?) and learn new skills by people who have done it before and still doing it (not some school room teacher telling you about stuff used yeon’s ago now extinct 😉
Should you be willing to sacrifice some time (like stop being a couch tv potato and learning stuff)
Should you be willing to have the patience to give yourself space (well before Netflix we used to wait for episodes…)
Should you be willing to have the chance to offer your family and yourself the life you only see on tv and in your dreams…
Should you be willing to ride the wave (tidal economical digital wave) that is coming before it drowns you (like Kodak)
Should you be willing to dare to dream it is possible – for it is a reality in my world
Then get some real, live information and inform your self of this possibility