What you'll learn:
You’ve probably been told to get a job to make money. You might have even been advised to go to college in order to land a higher paying job. This was good advice…80 years ago. But times have changed and that just might be a losing recipe now.
What if there came a time when the largest retailer in the world doesn’t even need to own a single store? What if the largest transportation company in the world didn’t even need to own a single vehicle? What if the largest hospitality company in the world didn’t need to own a single hotel room? What kind of world would that be?
It’s here and we’re living in it. Amazon, Uber, and AirBnb. Those are the answers to the above questions.
Studies suggest that you might have a 50/50 chance of losing your job in the next decade or two. And you’re going to lose it to a robot.
Technology is evolving at such a rapid pace and our way of life is changing on a scale that is completely unprecedented. But since the human population continues to expand, thus increasing the demand for employment, jobs are quickly becoming even more rare, and schools have failed to prepare us for this massive shift.
We must now use our increasing technology to find new opportunity. Platforms like Etsy, Upwork, Freelancer, eBay, and many others allow users to become their own boss in under 60 seconds. No longer do we need to rely on an employer to provide us with a paycheck. We can do it ourselves.
But there is still one major hurdle to overcome. Businesses run on money and the purpose of self-employment is to generate income. Do you know how money works? Do you understand budgeting, taxes, or finances? If you don’t understand how to properly generate and manage the vital fuel that your business and your life needs to stay in existence in this new economy, you will soon be joining the ranks of the dinosaur, the cassette tape, and the 9-5 job.