Friday, October 23, 2009
David Harder Asks, Is it the End of the Road for the JOB?
Is it the end of the road for the job?
We really believe it's a good to start preparing for it.
In 1970, Alvin Toffler wrote the groundbreaking book, "Future Shock."
In it, he talked about how technology would so transform the workplace that one day, we'd look back a hundred years and feel badly for those poor people that felt jobs were the best way to work and make a living. He described how, "Future shock is also the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time."
In the early 80's, I was selling temporary help to companies in Downtown Los Angeles. We were no longer selling the scenario of replacing the secretary on vacation. We were telling companies they were overstaffed. "Cut back to the bare bones. When your workload increases, bring in temps to help meet your targets."
In September, 1994, Fortune Magazine stunned the business world with the words, "The End of the Job as a way of organizing work, it is a social artifact that has outlived its usefulness. Its demise confronts everyone with unfamiliar risks -- and rich opportunities. We used to read predictions that by 2000 everyone would work 30-hour weeks and the rest would be leisure. But as we approached the mini-recession of 2000 more of us were working 60 hour weeks and the rest were unemployed. Now, in 2009, it is clear that as the economy improves jobs will continue to disappear. Many will look for someone to blame.
We can make it a little more simple if we place a very large "RIP" over the industrial revolution.
We've been crying over the broken employment agreement now for over twenty years.
Get over it! It's getting moldy!
Last year, a client asked me to give a final screening to a very senior executive. The CEO walked in as I asked the last question, "What is the biggest professional mistake you made and what did you learn from it?" The CEO asked me, "How would you have answered the question?" I said, "The biggest mistake I ever made was to take a job." "Expert" brings so much baggage with it, but after twenty years of facilitating thousands of people, I've accumulated a little knowledge. I believe we are headed back to becoming a "merchant & cobbler" society but this time we're armed with technology connecting us to work and to acquire sales opportunities - often in just minutes.
Today, one of the most often questions asked on Google is, "When will jobs return?" and the most common answer, "Never."
Are people like me to blame? No. Those of us that allow our fear to scare us away from learning the very skills that would give us options - - they are not to blame but they sure will be in trouble.
Want to become resilient?
Take a course that changes your conditioning and beliefs.
Want to make a living? Instead of sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring or working for that crummy job that you outgrew years ago, learn some important life skills:
1. Take as much as sales training as possible. Hours each week if you can swing it. Learn how to sell anything.
2. Join Toastmasters and learn how to speak to people rather than yelling at them about their quotas and to cut more expenses.
3. Become a sophisticated social networker capable of getting any information you need to become successful. We are proud of our presence at Facebook - brings us more business every month! It's DavidWilliamHarder and we have an Inspired Work Alumni Group. We are now designing a curriculum on how to build a multi-national company on Facebook without spending a cent.
4. Take something within that you love doing and find a way to make a living with it. Darn, it will always include selling.
5. Build a new community around you filled with skilled advisors, supporters and reliable sources of information. Jack Canfield said, "You are the average of the five people you share the most time with." When I head that I had to get an immediate massage.
5. Draw as much positive attention to you as possible. Take an acting class. Most people draw only enough attention to themselves so they won't starve. The highly successful get attention all the time and even better? They give it; Giving high quality attention is the very foundation of charisma.
Fifteen years after I left, my last boss was very hurt when I told her taking a job was a mistake. She is an extraordinary soul and I worked for the best. But I could already feel the writing on the wall and I didn't like taking orders.
In front of us is an opportunity. Those who get there first will win.
Take the months ahead and learn how to sell what you love and what you enjoy.
Take advantage of the opportunities in front of the changes, don't focus on running from the change itself. One of the best quotes from Alvin Toffler: "Change is not merely necessary to life - it is life."
All the best,
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THE DATES: Friday & Saturday, November 6 & 7 at the Luxe Summit (Los Angeles)
Friday & Saturday, December 4 & 5 at Media Training Worldwide's training facilities (Manhattan)
THE INTERVIEW WITH DAVID HARDER:
Jess Todfeld interviews David Harder to discuss why this program is so effective, how it was developed and how it transforms workers.
Click Here: http://www.vimeo.com/6909887
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November Twelve & Thirteen (Advance Media Skills)
December Seven & Eight (Public Speaking)
December Ten & Eleven (Public Speaking)
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