Dear son, you’ll have your dream job.
This was the sentence I expected to tell him someday. Now, he’s 15.
I’m sure he will (if he wants to) because this is possible even today for any of us.
You can read hundreds of articles all over the Internet, describing the vast growth of this new business niche: the passion economy.
Here I will share just a couple of them:
- “The Passion Economy: the next big growth industry?”
- “Passion economy is now worth over $38bn globally”
It’s also very interesting Adam Davidson’s book “The Passion Economy: Nine Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-First Century by Adam Davidson”.
“Contrary to what you may have heard, the middle class is not dying and robots are not stealing our jobs. In fact, writes Adam Davidson — one of our leading public voices on economic issues — the twenty-first-century economic paradigm offers new ways of making money, fresh paths toward professional fulfillment, and unprecedented opportunities for curious, ambitious individuals to combine the things they love with their careers.”
I’m pretty sure that, in the near future, nobody will understand things like these:
- How we were able to work on jobs we hated.
- How we dealt with undesirable bosses on a daily basis.
- How we were angry 5 days a week, only feeling freedom twice a week.
- How we consumed our lives waiting for retirement to do what we really loved.
If you read each point, just using a rational way of thinking, it doesn’t make any sense at all living like that.
It almost sounds as bizarre as the “Droit du seigneur” in the Middle Age.
People change. Societies evolve. Humanity and human beings progress.
There will be a day when any of us base our lives on doing the things we love.
That will kill many birds with one stone:
- It will be the perfect conciliation between personal and professional life. Finally, we will only have one and a unique life. As it should always have been.
- We will dedicate time, effort, and investment to a thing that makes sense to ourselves.
- We won’t have a place to work. We will be able to work at any place in the world.
- We will not have a work schedule. We will decide on our own schedule and how long we want to “work” every day.
This is not a dream. This is something that’s happening right now while you’re reading these lines.
It has never been so easy to create a business and live from it.
Not so long ago, you found lots of entry barriers. You needed a massive amount of money and credit just to start testing your idea.
You had to take significant risks to make that movement.
That closed the gate to fearful entrepreneurs, who decided to stay at their jobs as a coherent action of responsibility.
Today, on the other hand:
- You can perfectly start testing your idea, without any risk, at a very low investment, while keeping your 9 to 5 job.
- You can start selling your product or services without having a shop, an office, a warehouse…
- You can start working on something without any employees.
- You can sell your product or services effortlessly all over the world.
- You can focus on a thing you love because when your potential market is 7.8 billion, it’s not difficult someone’s demanding what you are selling.
- If you need any suppliers, there’s never been such a wide offer at such a low price.
Hang on a second.
- Will it be easy?
- Won’t you have to work hard?
- Will you start receiving money in the short term?
Not at all, but you will have exponentially increased your probabilities of success.
If you balance the situation 20 years ago and today’s, I think we have changed for the better.
We’re looking at a new world, feeling we are citizens of it. No borders, no limits.
This gives, as a consequence, a complete change of mindset for human beings. Now we’re not limited by our geographic area whenever we have an Internet connection.
The other day, I could help a guy from a country with few chances, who read one of my articles, giving him some advice to evolve, to improve his knowledge.
It was a great moment for both and something impossible to make a couple of decades ago.
Little by little, the world is moving to just one for all of us, being able to share knowledge, experiences, products, services, feelings, emotions…
We’re inside a revolution we’re not aware of because it’s moving really fast, at the speed of light, that one which transports zeros and ones from one point to another of the globe.
We have to take advantage of this historic opportunity. We cannot let it go.
We have to enjoy it, to live it, to use it to share all the good things we, as human beings, can create when we work all together.
There isn’t a better tool in the world such as our brain.
What could we achieve with 7.8 billion interconnected brains at the same time?
We can’t figure it out because it has never happened before.
Now it’s time.
Let’s go (together) for it!