Education, Financial Freedom, and the New Economy

A new phenomenon is emerging that could change everything that we know about how to earn a living: People are beginning to re-think the whole college thing.

I just talked to a neighbor yesterday who told me that her 18 year-old daughter just couldn’t see how college would help her with her dream of financial freedom combined with large animal grooming and so she is serving an internship that is morphing into a full time job in a field that she has dreamed about for years.

This is happening all over the country and the clash between the Industrial Age and the Computer Age is the culprit. At first, computer technology was “heralded as a messiah” in terms of increasing efficiencies such as just-in-time-inventory.

But in the past 10 years, we have seen that same increase in efficiencies transform and reshape nearly every field of business and industry leading to some of the highest rates of unemployment on record.

To add injury to insult, most colleges and universities are still educating for Industrial Age jobs or simply can’t keep up with technology to the point, that by the time some students graduate, ¼ to ½ of what they learned is obsolete for market application.

With U.S. student loan debt surpassing $1 Trillion and as many as 70% of new graduates not finding work in their fields of study, the clash between the Industrial Age and the Computer Age is for them-more reality than theory.

Enter Entrepreneurship (watch this video).

When the Industrial Age was still the new kid on the block, early adapters (entrepreneurs) embraced the changes of the Industrial Age and became the icons of financial freedom in the fields of industry, business, science, medicine, communication and transportation, for the next 100 years.

Entrepreneurship solves the problems of unemployment by training and preparing people to anticipate change. It teaches people to perpetually embrace and cultivate forward-thinking innovation and to build personal skills that allow them to navigate rapid technological and social change.

And within the realm of entrepreneurship is this emerging opportunity called Network Marketing. There are 112 million people worldwide participating in network marketing, with another 200 million people expected to join this unique marketing strategy of the “New Economy” over the next 10 years.

While the 1980’s stigma regarding Network Marketing might still be there for some people, the reality of 2015 is that this process of moving products and services is the method of choice in the 21st Century by many name brand companies.

The tax advantages of entrepreneurship or home-­based business are overwhelmingly appealing. The time flexibility and income potential are very conducive to a lifestyle of independence and low stress.

As a direct result of the rising globally middle class and the impact of the Baby Boomers, the Anti-­aging industry where network marketing is exploding for example, will exceed sales of $1 trillion by the year 2025.

Business leaders around the globe from Donald Trump to Robert Kiyosaki are praising the efficiency, effectiveness, and money-­making brilliance of network marketing. Make no mistake, the New Economy is here to stay, and with it–the new business model of network marketing.