This is the 4th installment of the NON-MBA series.
It used to be the safest option available…
Get a good job.
Get promoted a couple of times.
Show up to work early and occasionally stay late for 30-40 years.
Retire and collect a pension.
Those days are gone. The world has changed.
Very few employees stay with a single company for more than a few years. It has nothing to do with the employees, it’s because everyone is being fired. Nearly every company in the world is hiring freelancers and contractors where they used to hire full-time employees. The number of temporary workers in the US has been increasing by nearly 10% year over year for the last several years.
Relying on your company or your boss to never replace you is becoming far riskier today than it was ten years ago. This is precisely why I’m urging everyone I know who isn’t already a freelancer, contractor, sole proprietor or entrepreneur to start taking the steps to becoming one.
Even if you’re in a full-time job right now, you’re an entrepreneur. You’re a business that’s staffing out its only employee – you.
Figure out how to grow that business.