Last week, I talked about some real challenges that many countries are not facing that will become significant problems in the next 5 - 7 years. Specifically,
Now for the good news. Here are four things we seem to be doing right, collectively.
The emergence of the non-bank for world trade.
There are a number of global crypto currency companies that are making it easier for small businesses, entrepreneurs, independent contractors and "Giggers" to do trade around the world. Who says global buying and trading is the exclusive domain of multinationals? This has the potential of helping people forward business ideas that reflect a new set of values and beliefs. http://www.mufg.jp/english/ourbrand/featuredarticle/2016_03.html?banner_id=lnkd_028
The growth of a visionary/inspirational platform.
For the past few centuries, the world has been guided by the invisible hand of material pragmatism. What we're seeing now are the limits of a world where stuff and doing is valued more than experience and being. The world going forward is going to need the integration of both hemispheres of the brain instead of the domination of one side over the other. This is finally starting to happen. From the introduction of Yoga, meditation, spirituality over religion, innovation and feminine principles, the world is taking a decidedly visionary/inspirational direction....and not a moment too soon. I spoke on this at an event last year....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqmtBcd-mCU
We are entering the age of abundance.
As I've stated in these briefings before, scarcity is an artificial construct by a system that seeks to make profit on that dichotomy. When people tell me that the world can't sustain the number of people we have right now, I tell them yes....you are correct....under the current scarcity model. In fact, not much is sustainable under the current scarcity model. Which is why it is important for us to envision an new system using the new technologies. That is what's happening as a matter of fact. Technology has made food and energy abundance a real thing in our lifetimes. I like Jeremy Rifkin's take on players inside this new economic construct....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo_hWCIJ2BQ
We are rethinking and re-imagining the old paradigm.
Truth is, we have everything we need to create a society that's something pretty spectacular --- except a broad understanding in the population that this is happening. That is what LEAD Global was created for, to get the word out so that our communities and our families can start to envision something better than what they've experienced to date. http://www.leadtheshift.com/
INVESTIGATE WITH AUTHORITY
When I pour over the tons of data I receive every day, I ask some pretty fundamental questions in screening the information. I don't catch everything, but I'm getting better and better at being able to identify "fake" news or incomplete news. Here are some of those questions and rules:
1. If I want to know the truth, I follow the money.
2. If a read three stories about the same thing, I separate the things that they all say the same and leave out where they differ. Where they differ is where the reporter is interpreting or has a bias.
3. Everyone uses a cultural and personal bias filter, including myself. There is nothing wrong with that, but the question is ---- do they and I acknowledge that filter exists and can affect our interpretation of the data?
4. There are many charity organizations that tell the world how they are "saving the babies"from the river. The more important questions to ask of those organizations are: "who is throwing the babies in the river upstream, why are they doing it, and why aren't you stopping them from doing it?"
BEFORE YOU MAKE A BIG DECISION, WATCH THIS....
Some years ago I created an online book called "Welcome to A Cooler World". It was based on the idea that there were indicators in the data that suggested we were in the middle of a paradigm shift. Here is one of those chapters I think you'll find very interesting..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LI59F8lv40.
If you'd like myself or the LEAD Global Team to speak at your event or present a workshop for you, write me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's talk.
Chet W. Sisk is an author and one of the world's leading Social Futurists. He is also expert on the current world paradigm shift. Find out more about him and the LEAD Global Team at www.leadtheshift.com or you can write him directly at email@example.com