The world is moving fast and she is not planning to slow down anytime soon. With things such as robotics, 3D Printers, sharing economy etc the way we work and do business is changing dramatically and fundamentally.
I took a UBER cab, the other day from an app on my phone in the comfort of a coffee shop where i was having breakfast, without standing outside on the streets of my incessantly busy Lagos.
That innovation is currently stealing the market share of the Yellow cab drivers (And they seem blind to it like the frog in a kettle) in Lagos significantly and creating new commercial drivers.
Today with a 3D printer you can print your own spoon and tea cup in the comfort of your house and this will eventually affect manufacturing jobs.
A client of mine said to me last week that he has not stepped into a banking hall for months, meaning that he does all his banking transactions electronically. Banks like GT Bank with their *737# code enables consumers with all kinds of phones (dumb or smart phones) to transfer money, pay bills, and check their bank balances thanks to technology.
However the implication of that will mean, that jobs like bank tellers will soon be a thing of the past.
In countries like Japan and South Korea robots are being developed to take care of their elderly citizens.
To succeed in the years that lay ahead of us as a specie you must constantly educate yourself on the future of your industry and aggressively re-invent yourself to become economically relevant. That’s my two cents.
One the reasons why people prevent themselves from going after their goals is the magnitude of their goals in their heart.
Let’s say you want to lose seventy kilograms, in your heart that will look and sound huge and usually if the benefit of change is not higher than the cost of change, you’ll not change.
My suggestion is- BREAK YOUR GOAL INTO ITS TINIEST BIT then attack and accomplish each bit. That will build up your self confidence and improve your momentum and motivation towards achieving the ultimate goal.
1.Write down every thing and action you’ll need to achieve your goal from the smallest to the biggest.
2. Start taking action on the smallest item on your list.
And that might just mean: pay for your gym membership, send out letters, call someone, etc .
Remember your days turn into weeks, weeks into months, and months into years, never under estimate the power of small wins.