People have been searching for ways to utilize their skills and unplug from the matrix of large corporations while taking care of their financial future. It is a daunting task to strike out on your own on the one hand, while hearing about layoffs that are happening out there in the job market. How do we find our niche in the jungle of self-help stories, social media marketing and advice gurus? We are now dealing with the ant and the crumb at a picnic syndrome. The ant finds a good crumb and tells his friends. Noticed by others the tiny crumb is covered with more ants than the crumb can feed, like in the stock and housing markets. We gravitate towards the latest, tried and true, sure thing ideas that soon saturate that particular market and then we are forced to move on to greener fields to find sustenance. For decades, large corporations were seen as the paterfamilias that would look after us until we hit retirement. We unhappily worked at jobs that promised security but could not support our passions. Our unhappiness soon led to uncertainty, which left us wondering what to do with ourselves. But events of the day are forcibly weaning us from our dependence on big businesses and governments.
We forgot the basic in human commerce, which is to go out and find our own patch of earth or piece of sky and milk it for our own good until it runs dry.
The future of our world economy is based on a back-to-basics approach. The future of the planetary commerce is in small enterprise. It is in the mom-and-pop operation through which we will find our self-worth and autonomy. In the past several decades, individuals, tired of trying to make a name for them selves on their own, turned with respect to the “Big Guys In The Know” who had the ability to make a killing by pushing into communities shutting down the shoemaker and the small delicatessens. But the pendulum is always swinging. It swung to the far right where individuals, congregated into packs with hierarchal systems that drank from human fear and became puffed up in their own importance, building large glass towers of commerce; not realizing that glass is fragile and will shatter against the weight of the hot air, ego in fear, energy. Hopefully they knew that it would not continue and that the pendulum would begin to swing the other way. Everything is shifting. Everything that we knew before is being eradicated. The big corporations are organically falling by the wayside. Large top-heavy companies have and are still toppling from the weight of large salaries and bonuses. The ones smart enough to realize the danger have given up bonuses and inflated salaries to support their longevity.
Now the pendulum has swung back to the left. Pushed with great force from the over indulgence of the few, it has swung all the way to nothingness, waiting for the individual to start taking the reigns, separating from the ganglion of the corporate world, by doing what the owners of Starbucks and Xerox and Paul Mitchell Systems have done.
How do you go about carving a piece of your sky? You need to figure out what you want to do by looking at your skills and find a way to utilize them in a field that supports your passion and your life.
How do you go about setting your feet on the path to entrepreneurship?
First: You must know what is not working for you and why.
Second: Realize your passion. Is music your passion? Find a way to make music work for you. There is a market out there for your work you just have to figure out how to work it.
Third: Look at how this will feed you now. Most people who look at creating abundance in their lives look at how they will support others. On an energetic basis, looking after yourself first will give you the freedom and resources to look after others.
I have a seminar that is focused on finding your niche for the talents, gifts and passions you have in a way that supports the kind of life you want. Join me on May 15th at John Braithwaite Centre for an evening of dream finding and surprise revelations. Sign up now.