There is no question that our world is changing faster than most of the population can even begin to understand.

Some researches tell us that our brains are not able to keep up with the technology.

I have made the statement several times over the past six months is that I believe: 

 

 

The most important entrepreneurial trait to develop at this point in time is to learn how to focus on the activities that will move your life and your business forward.

Every day of my life, I try to focus on what is important, and ignore EVERYTHING else.

I hear through the grapevine that for some unknown reason “Cat Videos” have become a thing on social media. To each their own, but there is nothing that is more disturbing for me than wasting one minute of my day watching anything that doesn’t move my life and business forward.

In this profession technology has opened up a world of Fu Fu dust providers. The skill sets to become a network marketing team builder must be learned sequentially. Let me say that word again, SEQUENTIALLY.

The number of great people that have gotten distracted with social media, blogging, lead programs, and doing videos to build a mlm team, is overwhelming.  The number of future leaders that have left the profession never to return should be concerning to every career minded network marketing leader.

 

There is a time and place for social media, blogging, lead programs, and possibly doing videos, but it is not until you have launched your business, and create a few customers and team members!

I understand that human nature is to teach at the level they first started having success. I get that, but to ignore the path that brought you that point is short sided, and even ignorant if you goal is to really provide value.

Telling people to start blogging so you can sell a blogging platform affiliate program instead of teaching people how to launch in their local market so they can stack their odds of success, is a level of greed and or ignorance that is hard for me to understand.

 

 

 

As technology continues to move forward, it is important that we all understand the real product in this business is people. “If you build people, people will build the business”

It won’t be to many years until we will be able to virtually pipe a stage and opportunity overview directly into prospects living rooms via VR (Virtual Reality) Those days are coming, but the fact that network marketing is about building people will never change.

There is no funnel that is going to make you a team builder. Many distributors need to stop worrying about funnels,  social media, and tech and start focusing on understanding people.
As a profession we have done a terrible job at understanding technology has been an addition to the proven team building methods of the past, NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR THEM.

The truth is, we haven’t seen anything yet!

This profession is not about getting them in, it is about getting them in, keeping them in, and helping them progress and move forward by teaching the proper skill sets and mindsets!

Parents and grandparents we have to really wrap our minds around “the way it is”. Wishing for simpler times, will not return them, it is what it is. So as parents, entrepreneurs, and team builders we have to hold on to the wisdom of the ages principles and concepts that will be valid the rest of our career. Here is an article by medium author Quincy Larson, that I think will be a real mind tweak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Boston Dynamics robot can walk around and stock shelves like a human can.

 

 

“The automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend this job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative or supervisory roles remaining.”
Stephen Hawking

 

There’s a rising chorus of concern about how quickly robots are taking away human jobs.
Here’s Elon Musk on Thursday at the the World Government Summit in Dubai:

 

“What to do about mass unemployment? This is going to be a massive social challenge. There will be fewer and fewer jobs that a robot cannot do better [than a human]. These are not things that I wish will happen. These are simply things that I think probably will happen.” -Elon Musk

And Bill Gates proposed that governments start taxing robot workers the same way we tax human workers:

 

“You cross the threshold of job-replacement of certain activities all sort of at once. So, you know, warehouse work, driving, room cleanup, there’s quite a few things that are meaningful job categories that, certainly in the next 20 years [will go away].” Bill Gates
Jobs are vanishing much faster than anyone ever imagined.

In 2013, policy makers largely ignored two Oxford economists who suggested that 45% of all US jobs could be automated away within the next 20 years. But today that sounds all but inevitable.

Transportation and warehousing employ 5 million Americans

Those self-driving cars you keep hearing about are about to replace a lot of human workers.
Currently in the US, there are:
• 600,000 Uber drivers
• 181,000 taxi drivers
• 168,000 transit bus drivers
• 505,000 school bus drivers
There’s also around 1 million truck drivers in the US. And Uber just bought a self-driving truck company.

As self driving cars become legal in more states, we’ll see a rapid automation of all of these driving jobs. If a one-time $30,000 truck retrofit can replace a $40,000 per year human trucker, there will soon be a million truckers out of work.

And it’s not just the drivers being replaced. Soon entire warehouses will be fully automated.
I strongly recommend you invest 3 minutes in watching this video. It shows how a fleet of small robots can replace a huge number of human warehouse workers.

 

There are still some humans working in those warehouses, but it’s only a matter of time before some sort of automated system replaces them, too.

8 million Americans work as retail salespeople and cashiers.

Many of these jobs will soon be automated away. Amazon is testing a type of store with virtually no employees. You just walk in, grab what you want, and walk out.

 

 

A big part of sales is figuring out?—?or even predicting?—?what a customer will want. Well, Amazon grossed $136 billion last year, and its “salespeople” are its algorithm-powered recommendation engines. Imagine the impact that Amazon will have on retail when they release all of that artificial intelligence into brick-and-mortar stores.

US restaurants employ 14 million people. Japan has been automating aspects of its restaurants for decades taking orders, serving food, washing dishes, and even food preparation itself.
And America is now getting some automated restaurants as well.

 

 

There’s even a company that makes delivery trucks that drive around and start baking pizzas in real time as orders come in.

 

 

Automation is inevitable. But we still have time to take action and help displaced workers.
Automation is accelerating. The software powering these robots becomes more powerful every day. We can’t stop it. But we can adapt to it.

Bill Gates recommends we tax robotic workers so that we can recapture some of the money displaced workers would have paid as income tax.

Elon Musk recommends we adopt universal basic income and give everyone a certain amount of money each year so we can keep the economy going even as millions of workers are displaced by automation.
And I recommend we take some of the taxpayer money we’re using to subsidize industries that are now mostly automated, and instead invest it in training workers for emerging engineering jobs.
The answer to the automation challenge may involve some combination of these three approaches. But we need to take action now, before we face the worst unemployment disaster since the Great Depression.
I strongly encourage you to do 3 things:
1. Educate yourself on the automation and its economics effects.
Start today creating a side gig income that will not be automated, and can develop into a full-time income.  (Depending on being an Uber Driver is not a good business plan)

2. Talk with your friends and family about automation. We can’t ignore it just because it’s scary and unpredictable. We need a public discourse on this so we can decide as a country what to do about it?before the corporations and their bottom lines decide for us.
3. Contact your representatives and ask them what they’re doing about automation and unemployment. Tell them we need a robot tax, universal basic income, or more money invested into technology education, whichever of these best aligns with your political views.
If we act now, we can still rise to the automation challenge and save millions of Americans from hardship.

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