If we expect to retire comfortably, we need to prepare.
10, 20 or 30 years from now retirement will look entirely different than it looks today (or how it looked 10 years ago).
In the future we will need to reinvent ourselves in retirement… No longer will we simply “go out to pasture”… Hoping that we’ll be cared for by a benevolent state or a company pension.
Indeed, 1 in 3 American’s have less than $25,000 saved for retirement… And 79% of workers today expect to keep working after age 65 in order to supplement their retirement income.
But what if there are no jobs?
Automation and technological disruption promise massive shifts in the types of work that will be available…
This means that in order to prepare yourself for retirement, you must be ready to reinvent yourself all over again.
Reinvent yourself as someone with an online and offline persona… One who grasps and can leverage the technologies that are changing our culture and the world around us.
Because of the speed at which it is happening, the Internet is the greatest force of disruption in history.
If you feel like you are being left behind, it’s not too late to start learning… Perhaps the easiest way to get started understanding the Internet is to start working on it by building a daily blog.
Then you can learn, day by day, moment by moment, each morning or evening, as time permits, the ways to market yourself online and how to communicate online with others via the Internet.
You can communicate and experiment with technology and tools that allow you to interact and transact with others.
Learn to communicate your ideas and to engage with others who are interested in what you have to say…
Slowly but surely by reinventing yourself, you will find your voice.
You will find your 1,000 true fans.