Have you heard of the YouEconomy? This new phrase encompasses the rapidly growing number of entrepreneurs and self-employed. These are your friends and neighbors who are no longer willing to rely on the economy, a company or the government for their livelihood.
After the recession in 2008, it became obvious that we can no longer rely on a steady paycheck and benefits from the most well-established companies. We have to take control of our financial future and create our own economy! Companies are shifting their mind-set and hiring practices . Many are realizing they can save money and resources by contracting rather than hiring. And compensating based on performance not hours. In fact, leading economist Paul Zane Pilzer said, “By 2020, it’s expected that more than half the US workforce will be YouEconomy participants.” That’s a huge shift away from the 9-5 work culture of previous generations. People will no longer work for one company for 30+ years and retire with a pension and a gold watch! Those days are gone people! We can no longer rely on companies or government to take care of us; we have to take care of ourselves!
“This change in the corporate approach to hiring means that anyone still working a full-time job is actually in jeopardy of losing that seemingly secure job
in favor of a more convenient, more economical contract worker.”
Success Magazine, June 2016
It has never been easier to start your own business. It can literally take 60 seconds! Whether you have a set of skills you can offer as a freelancer, a product you create and sell, knowledge and experience you can leverage as a consultant or choose to participate in network marketing, you can start today! People are choosing to work their full-time job and ‘moonlight’ on the side to grow their own business until it can replace all or part of their income. Others are jumping in with both feet. I chose to jump in with both feet and haven’t looked back! I was presented with a network marketing opportunity that I believe in and through consistent hard work, dedication and inspiration, I’ve created my own economy that allows me to live life on my terms. The great thing about network marketing is that it is easy and affordable to get started. Companies offer built-in marketing, products backed by science, low overhead, and unlimited potential for income. It is the “YOU” economy, you decide what your worth and where you “ceiling” is!
I encourage you to take some time to think about the skills and interests you’ve acquired over the years. How can they help you become a part of the YouEconomy? Once you start using those skills on your own terms, in your own business, you’ll find you have more control over your income, how you spend your time, and how you learn and grow as an entrepreneur. You’ll also meet a ton of people who share your values and are great resources for knowledge and referrals. And best of all, you can be on the forefront of a new way of living the life you dream of and help others along the way!
Here’s to your success in the YouEconomy!