In five years…
- much of what you do for a living will be obsolete.
- several of the skills you have today will be far less valuable.
- the things that presently differentiate your business will likely be commoditized.
- technology will likely cut the market price of your products and services by more than half.
- many of the communication channels you are currently using to reach your customers will not be effective.
- your website will likely get more traffic from mobile devices and tablets than laptops and desktops.
- many of the sites, devices, bands, shows, and things you consider to be cool today, will be taken for granted and labeled passe.
- the relationships you have with your customers will matter more than ever.
- you will have more and more data at your disposal.
- you will wish that you spent more time investing in your future.
- I may be proven wrong about all of the above.
The world will change significantly in the next 5 years. During that time you could choose to remain the same, you could put off changing for five years and then engage in a revolution, or you could make small investments of time and energy in daily evolution. Of course the last one sounds like the easiest option… until you look at your daily to-do list. Evolution generally ranks low on the list of priorities – far behind billable work, daily emergencies, and checking your inbox, timeline, news feeds, and countless other items. Realize that if you don’t make preparing for the future a priority today, you will be forced to do so down the road. The more you put it off, the harder it becomes to accomplish.
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