I have read several articles on our changing workplace in recent months, and while there are differing points of view where things are heading, all authors agree things have changed forever. There are jobs that have been lost that will never be replaced. It is a different world we live in now.
One of the major shifts we are seeing is in the growth of the home based business world. As people become aware that job security is a thing of the past they are seeking to secure their own future.
Paul Zane Pilzer, in his book “The Next Millionaires” predicted boom times in home based businesses when he wrote the book in 2006. As this was prior to the GFC you may ask if this is still relevant. I think it is and so does Robert Kiyosaki, particularly with the Network Marketing Model.
Robert Has just released a book called “The Business of the 21st Century”. In the opening chapters he acknowledges Paul “as a wiz kid and someone worth listening to”. Robert quotes Paul as saying “The traditional wisdom in the second half of the 20th century was to go to school, get a good education, and go to work for a large company. The idea of going into business for yourself was most often regarded as risky, admirable perhaps, but risky…..and maybe a little crazy. Today it’s completely the other way around.
Robert talks about the fact that many of us believe employment is normal and yet the whole concept of being an employee is actually a new phenomenon which started during the Industrial Age. Kiyosaki’s messge in the book is very much the same fundamentally as always - you must take control of your own future. He sees Network Marketing as a way people without business experience and a bunch of capital can build a business, and very importantly a residual income.
I have seen the sense in Network Marketing for many years now but was too caught up doing traditional business to give it the time. Oh hindsight is such a lovely thing :-). So now it is catch up time.