You no longer have a choice. The myth of career and job security in the corporation ended. Not because the economy bad. Because the new technology and globalization give you the best opportunity than ever.
Here are eight reasons why corporate quiet harbor need to leave now:
1. Corporations do not care for you .
Recently, editor of a major news outlets complained to me: "The authors have taken the fashion include your twitter under publications. Their tweeters signed a lot of people, and the authors are beginning to demand a pay rise. "
"So what's the problem?" - I asked. "Do not you want your authors were popular and respected in the Web?"
"None. We have news publication. We do not want to produce stars. "
In other words, his job was to destroy the career aspirations of its employees. He would even prefer that the authors have worked less and less, just to have loyal and continued to work on the same terms.
2. More money does not mean more happiness.
Studies show that an increase to income increases happiness levels by a small amount. Or does not increase at all. Suppose your salary is $ 2,000. It increases to $ 500. You buy a new computer, sofa, more. And then wonder, "Where did the money go?"
Do not hold the job for a raise. It will not save you from the fear of the future. This value are the free time and the opportunity to go to work when you want to.
3. Count how many people can ruin your life with one solution.
If you are an employee, you are likely to have one person from whom you are very dependent. This is your boss. Someday he will seize this opportunity. How to stop him? Spread the risk. Let such people will be much, but the actions of each of them individually should not hurt you much.
4. Do not expect to retire.
I do not care about the size of my retirement savings. Pension - a myth. Inflation will eat it and incompetent managers of pension funds. Even under the most optimistic scenario, the pension will not live the way you live now.
only way to avoid this - to work not to retire, but for themselves. Anyone can be an entrepreneur. Even if very small, with only one person in the "state" - himself.
"I'm too old." "I'm not is creative." "I have children." All this is just words.
Once I was at a party. I was approached by stunningly beautiful woman and said, "James, how are you?"
"WHAT? Who is she? "- Flashed through my mind. I returned the greeting, and myself went on to wonder why it appealed to me. I was too ugly. About who she was, I knew only a few minutes.
Six months ago, her old-fashioned dressed woman fired. She went to collect things and cry. Blurred figure, view of 30 years older than actual age, and now it's ... She continued to cry, until I realized that this is the beginning of a new life.
the film George Lucas «THX-1138" shows a similar situation. People live underground in a totalitarian society. They say that on the surface radiation. One of the residents called THX-1138 runs out. And finds that there is no radiation. There, the sun is shining and life is good.
6. Move small shazhochkami normal .
"I can not just leave! - Usually people say. - I need to make a living. " I agree. No one is saying that we should leave the same day. Before you run a marathon, people learn to crawl, then walk, then run. Then they train every day, and only then have a chance to beat a marathon.
Begin with the list. Write down your goals and work on them every day.
Wage-labor will never give plenty. But you do not realize it until break out.
7. You replace it.
New technologies, outsourcing, out staffing wash the ground from under the middle class. Most professions that existed 20 years ago, is now gone. In 2008-2009, during the crisis, many have reduced. New jobs in return did not appear.
I am on the board of directors staffing companies with turnover of $ 600 million I see a reduction in all sectors of the economy. In the other direction there is no movement.
8. The idea of the middle class is dead.
A few weeks ago I visited a friend, an asset manager at a trillion dollars. He said, "Look out the window." We looked at the skyscrapers around. "What do you see?" - "I do not know." - "They are empty. All the offices are empty. The middle class no more. " I looked closer. Entire floors were plunged into darkness. On several floors were one or two lighted windows, but the rest of the space was empty. "Employees do not. They were replaced by out sources and computers ", - concluded my friend.
"Not as bad as it sounds," - he continued. - "Rich is now becoming more and more people than ever. At the same time, there are more short-term employees. "
Until I finally realized: the idea of the middle class is dead. The American Dream is dead. And if she ever existed? It was just a marketing gimmick.