The old ways and the old days will not return. We live in a new global community fueled by a technology-driven economy and marketplace. The good news is that today, contrary to what you have been told by the negative and pessimistic voices competing for your attention, or what you think, there are unlimited opportunities.
If you are a job seeker, there are unlimited opportunities that await you when you rethink and transform yourself from a job seeker to an opportunity seeker. If you are a business owner or entrepreneur, there are unlimited markets, customers, and sources for increased revenue and profits if you rethink how you manage your enterprise. If you are a manager or employee of a company, there are unlimited opportunities to provide greater value that will result in higher wages and an enhanced quality of life. This is not a delusional inference on my part; it is a fact! For the first time in history, there are no limits to the opportunities you can benefit from except the limits you place on yourself…and how you think.
Reach Out and Touch 7 Billion People — For Free!
The workplace has experienced a monumental shift unlike anything ever witnessed. When the Cold War ended in the early 1990s, more than 1.8 billion people were freed from the shackles of communism and invited to participate in the free market system. These newbies to the capitalist way of life are today where America was well over a hundred years ago. Outsourcing is a natural byproduct of having won the Cold War. Outsourcing is not going to wane over time; in fact it will increase significantly. Think (or rethink) of all that is happening in the Middle East, and in other parts of the world where dictators and autocratic rulers have sabotaged the capitalist process. We can accurately predict that technology, including Facebook, Twitter, and the Internet, will provide channels of communication that will rapidly liberate people whose lives have been subjugated for decades or longer. It is inevitable. This means the United States of America will have achieved its long-term goal of promoting democracy, freedom, and the capitalist market philosophy worldwide. We are becoming the United State of the World.
The primary benefit to for Americans is that everyone has unlimited opportunities to reach out and touch 7 billion people around the globe for new jobs, new opportunities, new customers, new markets, and new friendships. What is most extraordinary is that we can tap into these unlimited opportunities for free! Skype is free. Facebook and MySpace are free. LinkedIn is free. When you rethink the reality of today’s global, technology-driven marketplace, and see that anything is possible for you, you will grow rich…in every aspect of your life.
4 Tips to Get Started:
1. Deliver more in value than you receive in compensation. The best investment you can make in your future is to always give more than you receive. Give more to your customers, to your employer, to the marketplace, and to society. When you give more in value, you are planting seeds for your own wealth and a richer, more rewarding life.
2. Invest in one hour a day of “thinking time.” Turn off everything and enjoy an hour with yourself. This is where new ideas, new thoughts, and new miracles are created. Most people are not human beings; they are human doings. Remember, if you don’t go within, you’ll have to go without.
3. Never underestimate the power of influence. Your environment determines achievement. Evaluate the people you spend time with. Evaluate where you spend your time and what you watch, read, and listen to. The influence of others and what you focus on determine if you are rethinking and growing richer in life…or heading in the opposite direction.
4. Learn to overcome setbacks, adversity, and obstacles. All success leads you through the Forest of Challenges. Don’t wish things were easier. Rather, master more skills, slay negative emotions, and conquer your fears. You didn’t stand up the first time you tried, so know that failure is a key ingredient to build success muscles and wealth.
Jay Block is an international best-selling author, motivational speaker, and executive coach who teaches businesses and individuals how to "rethink and grow rich” in today’s NEW economy and marketplace.