Psychologically, being unemployed hurts. It hurts your self esteem. It hurts your family or relationships. It hurts your life and dreams in general.
But, we live in very interesting times. We surely do. Recovery from this wound looks faster and more effective these days!
In the past, there’s this viral mindset that you have to go to college to get a job or be employed. At present, the reality is, college has become a risky path.
As the book’s author Pearson puts it,
“Why invest four years in a fancy degree instead of going straight to work? Just as college and graduate school emerged over the course of the 20th century as a clear path to a job, life paths and social scripts are emerging for entrepreneurship that make the path clearer.”
Technology and globalization. These are the two trends Pearson cited that level the playing field towards modern progressive ending of traditional jobs or careers we got used to.
My youngest daughter, Angel, is 16. She’s a digital wizard. With her iPhone, she can communicate or work better with people anywhere in the planet than any telecom or media company about 20 years ago!
This is the new “leverage point” Pearson is referring to that we have nowadays - and how you and I can use it to heal from unemployment and find fulfillment in our lives and the lives of those we love.
Whether you embrace or fight this powerful trend is up to you. The opportunity is right before our eyes.