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Twenty-Something’s Embrace Entrepreneurship To Build Financial Freedom

A new phenomenon is emerging that could change everything that we know about how to earn a living. People are beginning to re-think the whole college thing.
rethink-collegeI just talked to a neighbor yesterday who told me that her 18 year-old daughter just couldn’t see how college would help her with her dream and so she is serving an internship that is morphing into a full time job in a field that she has dreamed about for years.
This is happening all over the country and the clash between the Industrial Age and the Computer Age is the culprit.
At first, computer technology was “heralded as a messiah” in terms of increasing efficiencies such as just-in-time-inventory.
But in the past 10 years, we have seen that same increase in efficiencies transform and reshape nearly every field of business and industry leading to some of the highest rates of unemployment on record.
To add injury to insult, most colleges and universities are still educating for Industrial Age jobs or simply can’t keep up with technology to the point, that by the time some students graduate, ¼ to ½ of what they learned is obsolete for market application.
With U.S. student loan debt surpassing $1 Trillion and as many as 70% of new graduates not finding work in their fields of study, the clash between the Industrial Age and the Computer Age is for them—more reality than theory.
Enter Entrepreneurship.
When the Industrial Age was still the new kid on the block, early adapters (entrepreneurs) embraced the changes of the Industrial Age and became the icons of industry, business, science, medicine, communication and transportation, for the next 100 years.
Entrepreneurship solves the problems of unemployment by training and preparing people to anticipate change. It teaches people to perpetually embrace and cultivate forward-thinking innovation and to build personal skills that allow them to navigate rapid technological and social change.
And within the realm of entrepreneurship is this emerging opportunity called Network Marketing.

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  • Jim Sanderson

    Another great post on the benefits of learning entrepreneurial skills. I’ve read a number of articles over the past few years that validate your perspective. Networking, whether through NWM or otherwise, is becoming the career of choice for individuals who want to be in control of their financial wel-being now and in the years to come. Is it easy, hardly; but it is well worth the effort. Individuals can design an interning experience that satisfies their needs and wants and go to the next level of a satisfying career experience. Work/Life balance can be a reality enabling prosperity in all dimensions of living…but it takes working smart.

    July 2, 2015 at 9:01 am

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