The way we do business is changing fast and in order to keep up, your entire mentality about work has to change just as quickly.
Unfortunately, most people aren’t adapting fast enough to this change in the workplace
The recession in which jobs are being lost is becoming endless, this current “recession is a forever recession” because it’s the end of the industrial age, which also means the end of the average worker.
For 80 years, you got a job, you did what you were told and you retired. People are raised on this idea that if they pay their taxes and do what they are told, there’s some kind of safety net, or pension plan that’s waiting for them. But the days when people were able to get above average pay for average work are over.
If you are the average person out there doing average work, there is going to be someone else out there doing the exact same thing as you, but cheaper.
If you have an option between five restaurants to have lunch, which one would you choose. I bet you will not pick an average restaurant. Nobody chooses average. Average is for losers.
Now that the industrial economy is over, you should forget about doing things just because it’s assigned to you, or “never mind the race to the top, you will be racing to the bottom.”
However, if you are different somehow and have made yourself unique, people will find you and pay you more.
Instead of waiting around for someone to tell you that you matter, take your career into your own hands. In other words, don’t wait for someone else to pick you and pick yourself! If you have a book, you don’t need a publisher to approve you, you can publish it yourself. It’s no longer about waiting for some big corporation to choose you. We have arrived at an age where you choose yourself.
Quit or be exceptional, average is for losers. – Seth Godin