99% of all scientists and inventors who have ever lived are currently alive. And they are connected by email, Zoom, etc. They can meet anywhere on the planet within a few hours.
What does this mean for our life planning?
When I was choosing a career, my father advised me to become a civil servant or go to a bank. At that time, he believed, and probably everyone did, that 40 years of professional life would be linear and thus, as planned.
Well we know that this was not true and has never been true. In any case, there are no more secure jobs at the banks.
Federal President Roman Herzog said already on 26.4.1997 - 25 years ago! - "...a jolt must go through Germany" and that one should be prepared to have four or more professions in life.
When Albert Einstein published the theory of relativity in Bern in 1905, there was neither email nor the Internet.
It took weeks or months for scientists at the time to learn about the new idea, and it took a correspondingly long time to implement it.
Findings of quantum physics have not arrived in all consequence for life in school until today. Thus, for us "normal people", everything went comparably slowly so far and thus our life was also plannable.
In 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone. A phone? No, a computer with enormous capacities. Apps changed the business world. The photo industry and especially the photo paper industry were on the brink of extinction in no time.
99% of all scientists currently live and have a smartphone. New ideas are implemented at an increasingly rapid pace. TOP managers, including politicians, can no longer plan calmly and foresee the future. Leadership today is leadership into the unknown. That is why there is less and less demand for leadership with knowledge and more and more for leadership with wisdom . In this context, the word "turning point" is a misnomer. Better: we are living in a permanent turning point in time.
Now is that bad? Nothing is ever bad in general. Bad for those, especially those with "employee - tell me what to do - provide for me - mentality" can and probably will hit hard, because new inventions, artificial intelligence, algorithms and robots, will destroy many classic professions. Classic managers, who think too left-brained hierarchically and linearly, are also a discontinued model. On the other hand, there are opportunities on a scale that we have never had before on this planet.
Here again Roman Herzog with his assessment in 1997:
What do I see in Germany? Here, despondency prevails for the most part, crisis scenarios are being cultivated. A sense of paralysis hangs over our society.
In America and Asia, product cycles are getting shorter and shorter, and the pace of change is increasing.
... this much is true: if you look at our media today, you get the impression that pessimism has become the general attitude to life here.
This is extremely dangerous, because it is all too easy for fear to lead to the reflex of wanting to preserve everything that already exists, no matter what the cost. A society filled with fear becomes incapable of reform and thus of shaping the future. Fear paralyzes the spirit of invention, the courage to be independent, the hope to cope with problems. Our German word "Angst" has already entered the vocabulary of the Americans and the French as a symbol of our state of mind. "Courage" or "self-confidence," on the other hand, seem to have gone out of fashion.
So our real problem is a mental one: It's not as if we don't know that we urgently need to modernize the economy and society. Nevertheless, progress is being made only at an agonizingly slow pace. We lack the impetus for renewal, the willingness to take risks, to leave well-trodden paths, to dare something new. I would argue that we don't have a problem with knowledge, but with implementation.
Implementation, do something! That's what it's all about. Getting out of the dependency mindset. To be self-employed or even better: to be an entrepreneur. Mentally and emotionally switching to the entrepreneurial side can be learned.
A good entrepreneur is like a good captain. He doesn't believe that the weather will always stay the same. On the contrary, change brings trade! A good captain knows and can set the sails right even when the wind changes. Only doldrums (playing dead, waiting) are a problem.
Life is an undertaking. In all areas of life: body, relationships, mind/spirit and finances.
The half-life of knowledge is getting shorter and shorter. It can scare you or bring you great anticipation. To be a life entrepreneur means to lead these areas in self-responsibility and to improve them continuously. There are constantly new insights and every successful business is in constant change and modernization. So it should be for your business life! New scientific findings dispel misconceptions and show that quality of life can always be improved.
Not out of fear, not out of stress or pressure, but out of the knowledge that the personal potential and the possible joy of life want to be further developed. Conscious self-determination is the order of the day.
Choose to be a good life entrepreneur, to lead your business life in all areas into the blossom!
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