Thursday, August 25, 2011

Americans Need To Find Their Groove Thing Fast!

People who've been depending on corporate America for their income better start getting real because the world's changing fast!  I was talking with a frequent client yesterday, a trust estate attorney, who shared his view one of the reasons the U.S. economy has changed so dramatically is that accessible technology coupled with the Internet revolutionized how people conduct business at any geographic location in the world.  Consequently, many U.S. corporations have successfully dodged corporate taxes by placing their businesses overseas while avoiding paying higher U.S. wages and benefits to employees.

Americans who are still asleep in the old business model better wake up fast because they haven't seen anything yet regarding the massive layoffs forthcoming.
"Do you have friends, neighbors and relatives that can't find work?  Well, unfortunately the current U.S. jobs famine is about to get a whole lot worse.  Right now there are approximately 13.9 million unemployed Americans.  That does not count those that 'are not looking for work'.  That does not count those that are working part-time jobs but that are desperate for full-time work.  The truth is that we need tens of millions more full-time jobs in order to give one to everyone that wants one.  - Wake Up America! 10 Very Obvious Reasons By The Devastating U.S. Jobs Famine Is Going To Suck The Hope Right Out Of America - The Economic Collapse Blog
When major long standing law firms began collapsing in San Francisco a few years ago (i.e., Brobeck LLP, Heller, Ehrman LLP and others), employees were utterly blind sided having no idea the trouble their firms were in.  In fact, yesterday I performed a loan signing for a former Heller employee who shared that she took time off after the firm's collapse to get a paralegal certificate as I did.  I couldn't help but notice the lady's at another major law firm that once again could possibly collapse based on today's deplorable economic conditions and intense competition.

Like these law firm employees, many Americans still live in a bubble world oblivious to the danger posed to their futures for their not adjusting to the new world economy.  These dramatic changes need to be understood as something Americans can't remain in denial about without suffering consequences over.  Not even government jobs and pensions are safe anymore!

The first thing Americans should consider in facing this tidal wave of change is they will need to take responsibility for their own lives and not look to a corporation or business entity to take care of them, let alone the government.  The time is now to look around to see what one's local community needs in terms of business services. In order to survive what's to come, people also need to take a hard look at time management.  Living off a corporation's former wealth and prestige just doesn't cut it in this world any longer, those days are quickly fading.
"We are steamrolling toward a massive global debt meltdown, and at this point world leaders seem to be all out of solutions.  Over the last 30 years or so, the greatest debt bubble in the history of the planet has produced unprecedented prosperity in the western world.  But now that debt bubble is starting to burst and the bills are coming due."  - 3, 2, 1: Global Debt Meltdown - The Economic Collapse Blog
Surely those in corporate America have learned something and developed their professional skills enough to start their own sole proprietor businesses couldn't they?  In this age of social networking,  these employees could give birth to a new business enterprise with a little time, planning and effort.  Internet and cell phone technology provides so much opportunity for people to empower their own lives and those of others.

Americans who still want the old style business model for employment are refusing to acknowledge they need to change their way of life and thinking.  Americans need to find their groove thing fast because time's running out.