There comes a time in everyone's life where one starts reflecting on how far they have come. Reflections on where you are, where you want to go, as well as is that where you really wanted to go in the first place. I find it interesting that we as Americans typically see "stuff" be it a house a car a item you pick up at the local store as security in one sense or the other. In fact, it is easy to have that a false sense of security placed on "stuff" that sneaks into our unconscious which leads us to continuing to look to fill our lives with more and more stuff...
Enter the RV... Due to several factors, Holly and I ended up purchasing a motorhome to support our existing business and escape the idea of living in one spot all the time.. We have teams of people in distant areas of the country and the need to connect to them on a more personal level has been felt strongly and this became a fantastic way to do it. I'll let you know how escaping the sense of security of living in one place goes but supporting our existing business is bound to be worth diving into RV life.
We live in very interesting times.. Everywhere you look there is concern due to how the markets are acting (stocks continue to climb or remain at least stable) and economic purchasing (consumer confidence) continues to slip.. The bottom line is making money, at least a lot of money, for the average person isn't made the way it used to be. Now it is all about the numbers.. Making a little off of a lot of people. Finding a way to make something go viral that you get a tiny piece of each transaction. The internet and shipping affordability has allowed you and me to compete with what would have been brick and mortar stores just a few years ago.. I have met people who make t-shirts that become a hit and they do very well. My wife and I teach about essential oils and we do very well.. A YouTuber creates a host of videos and makes 6-figure income from the views... Money has moved..
So the RV made sense.. Create a following, follow our passions, and provide sincere value to those who appreciate it. I'm curious, what are you doing to enter into this new economy where you can benefit from the leverage of technology rather than being displaced by it. Technology is knocking out a ton of jobs per year.. Just consider a few jobs that were well paying 10 years ago are virtually nonexistent now. Consider medical transcriptionist - Dragon dictate + EMR = extinction. Stenographers have been replaced technologically but the law simply hasn't caught up.. But it will.. Google has announced the idea of the self driving car... They already do it in some areas for mapping.. Taxi drivers anyone? 10 years where will those jobs go? What are you doing to insure you don't become obsolete? Now, the bigger question is overall what do we do? And that is a fantastic question. Those truly in power question this as well and frankly its new territory so no one really knows where it will fall out for sure. This is likely why our government is changing things to have more and more control over the private sector. Or they just want more power but either way it is happening.
That said, other than voting we can't control what government does but we can control our awareness and what we can do.. So let's hear it.. Do you agree with regard to where money has moved to and how it is made? If so, what are you doing to tap into the new economy? If not, why not?
Find your passion, pursue it!!!
P.S. This blog, as you will discover, is about a large variety of topics from camping to RV'ing to economic thoughts or more... Enjoy!
Adventurist at heart, David Mays looks to inspire others to live their life with focus and purpose. Experience and expansion is why we are here.