Boomers are all going to have to move some of their current flexibility to their children’s times. Reinventing ourselves or just working a part-time job so that we can support our families is going to accomplish little good over time, taking a course like a PRINCE2 Foundation course London can also help.
So what can we do?
In the absence of work it’s going to be to simplify, reuse and integrate as much as possible. The internet seems to be the obvious place to start. But as is the case with everything in life, it’s going to take a bit of time and effort to get it to your baseline as a baseline and go from there.
I would suggest a lean, clean work style. Get up an hour or two earlier one morning. Spend a slump day on cleaning out your office and clear your desk of outdated as well as unnecessary paper. It should be humility, but gutsy too.
Use that extra time to get to know the best people in your office. The marketing people behind the companies. Also, the media people and researchers who are willing to tell you something which might not be a priority to the company. If you are not allow to get out of your office during office hours, take a laptop or something which is off the premises.
If you are going outside it for a date, arrange with the company’s people to meet you outside. And, if you have a meeting at work, schedule it against the day’s program.
Catch-up on your stocks, news and the latest company trading activities. If the news is sufficient for you to stay up for a day, but the company is out of town, ask to attend a meeting, if the meeting won’t be held during office hours.
Some people say to me, “You’re an Internet marketer, then why can’t you work from home? You can spend time with your kids and your dog and slow down decision-making.”
I won’t disagree with that, once we have child and know you don’t have great energy, but humans are wired to do certain activities based on specific circumstances. If you’re a blogger, a high energy person, and out to work one day a week, and demand a working environment, you are over-planning yourself in the wrong manner.
Also, the day you’re not on your computer is going to be a day when last year’s baby steps are thrown to the wind. Dealing with only yourself and Email is a great way to spend any of them.
Business is not always about money. It’s about having that spark and personal expression and giving back to someone else, or to your community. That expression comes by getting to know others, giving back, and caring for those who may have less.
Ideas are everywhere, ideas are good, but cash is faster and more productive. No matter what I am, what my core passion is, I do not water my baby.
If my industry is a growing industry, then the people above me will be discerning. We will have to take action to support them and put their time in, or we’ll just be a population of suppliers and people on our own chasing the next wave of ideas. Entrepreneurs should make it their business to stretch from both parties. This is because they soon become a population of no one.
For those business owners who are tech savvy, knowing where to look for new ideas is a new question. In other cases it may not even be a new question. It’s an old one rework, or something that has never existed before in context of business. Sometimes good ideas are good ideas and it’s a case of if, the boss needs them. They are needed again, and ask yourself this – if you were the CEO, what would you do?
Life is crazy, there are things happening daily around us. Years and years are all in front of us, and it’s hard to keep up. But when new ideas present themselves, we need to be open to accepting them. Otherwise we would have not had any ideas to steal from. It’s dreary outside, and cold. But, the ones who are in front of us are so inspiring, so full of spirit and energy, we need to surround ourselves. Then there’s the extra boost that new ideas produce, though the boss might not experience it yet.
This is a good interesting cultural morality. Without it, rather harsh, there is no productivity, or at least work with intention, and nothing will achieve. The same people who would not even consider a way that they could free themselves from the travel, the discomfort and the sweat pressed folks. They will gladly spend their time, energy and money.