25 years ago a Gallop Poll asked, “what is the American Dream”?
The reply “a right to worship, to have peace, to have a family, to own a home”
Recently, the American reply to this Question is, “to have a Job”
Which is in Line with the World answer to this question.
* 7 Billion people on Earth
* 5 Billion Adults
* 1.2 Billion Jobs.
Definition of a ‘good job’- 30+ hours of continuous work.
The reason for this is in the last 5 years “you are your job”
We have been here before in the early 80’s. The question is how do we get out this time, in a TRUE GLOBAL ECONOMY?????
I am not expressing political views in this forum, I am merely stating facts.
We are at a time now where one needs to think about;
“Why am I getting up today and going to my job?”
“Is this a Job or a Career?”
“Does my employer or firm have me in a position to succeed, maintain, or eventually become obsolete?”
“Am I positioned to take on new opportunities with my current skill set?”
“Where do expect I to be in 4 years career-wise”
If you do not have REALISTIC answers to these questions I can only tell you to
WAKE UP! WAKE UP! WAKE UP!
You are Allowing your Future and the Future opportunity of your Children to be DECIDED FOR YOU!
To quote Sherlock Holmes
“The Game is Afoot!”
Now is THE TIME for DECISIVENESS and ACTION!
Listen to me before you are reading my blogs from your home laptop, thinking that the best Point in Your Career is Behind you.
THE AMERICAN DREAM is still Real.
Its just that a Majority of Americans are still Napping!
Jim Clifton, author of;
“The Coming Jobs War”
Thank you for your Time and Efforts,
Senior Vice President, Financial Risk & Compliance & Technology Division
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