Opportunities are all around

By | 17th February 2017


If you want to get ahead, there are many opportunities.

Indeed, for example, 40% of executives at a large burger chain started out ‘flipping burgers.’

However, in order to get ahead it does require an investment of your time – in the short-term perhaps by working overtime for more money or taking a second job(for a reasonable number of hours ie 24+/week.)

But in the long-term giving up some of your own time to learn skills that will help you advance your career.

There is some bad news for those who just wish to work a 9-5, perform the minimum and do nothing at all outside of that – the robots are coming for you.

To ensure your continued employment you need to do more – either providing an excellent service above the normal standard or by learning more so you can progress to other areas.

If you look around a supermarket or store, you will see an increasing number of ‘robot’ tills have replaced workers.

In the fast food market, the last time I was in Paris orders were taken and paid for on a touchscreen and just collected at the counter. Similarly, at cinemas the tickets are dispensed by a machine.

The days of just being able to do a standard job for a long time and nothing more are numbered… but that is a good thing, as people will be being freed to pursue their dreams (IF they take action):


James McBrearty started his own business from scratch in 2006, to help the self-employed.

He helps people to escape from the corporate world and shares his thoughts here on the changing world of work, technology and personal finances; as well as the occasional travel post.

Over the next 10 years things are going to change significantly. James is a follower of frugality and minimalism; and an advocate of F.I.R.E. to minimise the coming disruption.

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