The Changing World Of Work
Updated: Jan 10
It’s in your nature to be productive.
There is something very fulfilling in feeling like you’re getting something done.
Like you’re adding value and living up to your responsibilities.
There’s also a very clear difference between being busy and being productive.
Work has come to represent having a job, but that’s not what work has always meant.
Work used to mean doing what needed to get done – usually to eat, maintain shelter, ensure you had something to wear (and keep warm).
To make a contribution to your community and offering your time and skills, in order to be useful.
Economics has over the last century, increased the overall influence on how you live your life.
There’s no escaping that, that’s just the way it is at the moment.
Marketers have blurred the lines between needs and wants and we all find ourselves caught up in the cycle of consumption.
If you really want to go back to how nature intended you to live, then the shift would simply be towards consuming less and producing more.
To making a difference – not to the whole world per se, but at least to your family and your own immediate community.
The economy is also starting to catch up to this.
With the onset of advancements in technology, the world of work is again changing.
What was until only recently a very centralised top-down economy, has all of a sudden re-organised itself into communities, albeit remote digital communities.
So markets are now again becoming tribal (2.0).
This offers some challenges as everyone tries to re-orientate and fully grasp what it means to how we interact with others and your traditional job prospects.
But it also offers tremendous opportunities to reconnect with what you’re good at and start offering that up again.
To make better use of your time.
To again feel like you’re adding value and making a difference.
Heck, you might even be able to make a living doing it.
The point is, there are ways around the ‘I have to work problem’ – so don’t let that be an excuse to hold you back.
Might just require you to break through the proverbial shackles you’ve bound yourself in, to think more
creativity, be more industrious and re-learn how to best be productive given the circumstances you find yourself in.