Just a couple of generations ago the dream life involved working your ass off for an ever increasing salary until you were 60.
If you were successful, you would have been investing portions of all those pay-checks into assets, which would increase in value over time – hopefully just enough to let you retire comfortably and leave something for your kids.
That’s lovely, but here’s the thing; robots are getting pretty good at doing the stuff we currently pay people to do.
This puts young people in a pickle.
As unemployment rates rise and entry level jobs get automated into the abyss, how is anyone meant to make enough money to do all that smart long term investing we’ve been encouraged to do?
We need to learn to thrive in the gig economy by honing our enterprise skills.
By investing our time into brand.
By creating things which have the potential to generate value that exceeds our own input until something sticks.
By making a ruckus.
We have to invest in ourselves, and we need to start now.