I recently read about a major food chain considering robots to replace employees. We can already see the start of this trend with computer screens being used to punch in your order. This is a huge concern for young people and summer jobs. Restaurants and bars are a huge source of employment for students.
This is a reminder and wake up for all sectors of employment. Business is changing and in order to succeed and not be a victim of downsizing, unemployment, underemployment, etc., it is vital for individuals to develop the mindset of an entrepreneur.
There is always opportunity everywhere for those that have this entrepreneurial mindset. Another recent article I read, shared the story of an individual that got an out of the box idea from the new Pokeman app craze. He is offering his service, driving gamers around town to find their points of interest, charging them an hourly fee. This is an example of someone that sees an opportunity and creates something out of nothing.
Another business owner decided to expand their existing service by adding a new product to their offerings. The new product was available in their existing location and although it was selling, they thought they could get a better result. They saw an opportunity and opened a new location to promote that part of the business. They have had their best month ever in the history of their company, simply because they made a decision to diversify and take a risk.
There is always opportunity and work for those that are not waiting for someone else to provide it for them. Successful entrepreneurs understand the importance of identifying opportunity, making bold decisions, taking action, and trusting their hearts. Most are average people that have big dreams and are willing to do what it takes to reach their dreams. They do not sit back and hope things will get better. They go out and figure out a way to ensure they do.
As ultra successful entrepreneur Richard Branson states:
“Opportunity favours the bold – this is a lesson that I learned early on, and have used to guide the Virgin story. If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!”
This is a mindset…a mindset that anyone can choose to develop….