The Adapt Or Die Economy
Jobs, jobs, jobs.
Such a huge part of every election is jobs.
We need more jobs!!
“They took rrrr jobs!” — South Park
We need a leader that will help create jobs!!
Aaahhhh, silly dreamers.
Taxes and Tariffs? Do you really think that is going to bring jobs back?
They are gone because they are no longer necessary.
You may no longer be necessary.
It’s sad, but painfully true.
There are two options: cry, or learn/do something new.
The reality is your jobs are gone because they are obsolete. It’s either that or money. No matter what the taxes are, it will always be cheaper to have workers in South America or Asia, always.
You think a company is going to keep it real? Keep it American?
It’s all about input and output. How much does it cost to make our crap, and how much can we sell are crap for? Period.
The only jobs you can count on are the jobs that they can’t do anywhere else. The jobs that need to be here. The jobs of today. You know it is a “yesterday” job when it isn't’ here anymore. That’s hint #1.
Blue collar work? Tech from yesterday? Come on. Just because you had a job doesn’t mean that job should always be available. Be reasonable here. What did you tell your kid when they wanted to stay out later on a Friday night? Not an option. Same thing here, except the economy is your daddy.
Pretty sure cart making diminished after Henry Ford’s assembly line.
“They took rrr jobs!!”
I bet a lot of CD player companies hated the iPod.
“They took rrrrr jobs!”
Can you imagine if cart companies and CD player companies demanded that the government created more jobs in their sector? It sounds ridiculous, but it is exactly what’s going on here.
The Land Of Opportunity
What happened to us?
This is the land of immigrants.
The land of opportunity.
The land of inventions.
The land of hitting a dead end and finding a new route.
Thomas Edison, George Washington Carver, Rockefeller, Steve Jobs, Gary Vaynerchuk, Ben Franklin.
That’s us. Those are our people. Always keep moving, keep learning, and keep pushing.
Now we are the land of excuses.
The land of entitlement.
The land of waiting for someone to help us.
A reality check:
There are jobs that just aren’t options any more. Companies either don’t need them, or they need less of you to do it.
There is nothing wrong with that.
It is the way it has been since the beginning of time.
Mike The Caveman lost his job when Jenny The Cavewoman learned how to make fire easier. Jenny lost her job to Marco, the caveman that never let the fire go out. Innovation. Adaptation. It’s a wonderful thing.
As long as you are in the right mindset.
What mindset is that?
The Lifelong Learner
The world can only pass you by if you let it.
Can you imagine someone in a race just stopping? Then getting mad when they start losing?
That’s us right now.
It may not be you specifically.
Or for people with horrible grammar, pacifically, but there are a TON of people out there that are just chilling in the middle of the track, getting mad because they are losing.
You need to open your eyes and stop trying to hang on to what is comfortable. Is it easier to just stand there? Hell yes. But you are going to lose. It just happens.
Learn how to take your skills are reapply them. If you like renovation shows, you can re-purpose your skills. It’s a big job. It’s scary. But what are your options? Exactly. None.
Trumps is not going to save jobs.
Hillary is not going to save jobs.
There is only one person that can do that, you.
The same way Americans have always done it.
Learning something new.
Out thinking your competitors.
Busting you’re a**.
Remember, the goal is survival. Put your family in the best position to win. If that means moving, move. It is means going back to school, go back to school. Get your edumacation on.
This is the land of opportunity.
It’s manifest destiny.
Things are out there, and they are just waiting for you to go get them.
Stop being a p***y and get out there.