Stop listening to negative reports and look beyond the headlines. Things will continue to get better overall as entrepreneurs seize the immense economic possibilities of the 21st century. My overall optimism is based on the following factors, that you will find no difficulty in observing yourself.
Base your optimism on facts
First, emigration has become easier than at any previous time in history.
Millions of people are moving every year from one place to another to
take advantage of the expanded opportunities to exercise their talents.
emigration takes place within the same country (between two cities),
but very often, it involves crossing the border between countries. As
travel costs continue to decrease and regulations become more flexible,
companies benefit from the influx of new talent and workers can find
jobs that offer improved economic prospects. In addition to the economic
advantage, the contact with other cultures also tends to make people
more tolerant and open.
Second, artists can now offer their creations
directly to millions of consumers. The tide has turned for creative
individuals. If you are a musician, you can now develop your career
without having to wait for a record company to give you a break. The
same goes for writers, painters, illustrators, composers, and
Even new film-makers can now make their movies at a
fraction of what it used to cost a few years ago. With the help of
low-cost digital cameras, free editing software, and internet
distribution, many wonderful films are getting made nowadays, films that
would have never seen the daylight in previous decades.
Purpose and commitment
cost of starting a new business has never been so low in history. In
some cases, all you need is an innovative idea and the determination to
build something from scratch. We live in a world where vision and
commitment are more important that the size of your bank account. Money
and other resources can always be borrowed if you know how to apply them
The endless possibilities offered by the internet
have unleashed human creativity to levels unknown before. You no longer
need to relocate in order to have your products designed, manufactured,
and sold in other countries. Video-conferences with clients and
suppliers all over the world have become virtually free-of-charge. The
cost of market intelligence has also been drastically reduced.
is even better, the time-line for starting a new business has been
compressed and shifted. Low-cost software applications will routinely
spare new entrepreneurs hundreds of hours of work, and the work that
still needs to be done, they can do it during the evenings and weekends.
Look ahead, stay alert
before in history have millions of people enjoyed the opportunity of
starting their own business while they can still keep their day job. A
lower risk for starting new companies means that more companies will be
started, making overall economic growth almost inevitable.
the three reasons above, I believe that the world economy will continue
to grow strongly in the next decade. Of course, the situation will not
be equally positive in all countries and in all currencies, but so what?
Creativity will always flow to places where opportunities exist and
this is the way it should be.
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