Intro to Effective Communication

Intro to Effective Communication


05 JUNE 2018

written by Mike




Effective communication is a bedrock of all relationships – inside and outside of business. An idea isn’t worth much if it’s not communicated with others, making the skill highly valuable.

After working in many different jobs, as well as running my own business, I noticed a lot of patterns when it comes to relationships between people. It may be co-workers, managers, other business owners – it’s clear to see when you meet someone who is right in communication and speaking, and who isn’t.

Like any other skill, communication needs practice and studying. Reading books, watching YouTube videos or listening to audiobooks will help but getting in front of people and talking is where the training takes place.

For that, there are groups such as Toastmaster, where the safe environment helps to hone the skill and allows for critical feedback. I’ve been attending one, and it’s a perfect club to get out of the comfort zone and learn valuable skills!

Even if you work mostly from home (like I do now) communication is vital; it may be even more as with ‘face to face’ meetings you also have the whole body language to help you convey the message. It’s hard to do that as well on email or conference call.

In my opinion, first and last impressions count the most. The first impression rule is well known, most of us jump to conclusions quickly and judge other before we even speak to them. Making a good first impressions goes a long way.

However, I also think that last impressions are as important as first.

How many times did you attend an awesome event, music gig, party to have the end spoil it somehow?

It is illogical – why would just the small part of the experience ruin the whole thing? But when the spoiling bit is at the end – it usually leaves us with the bad taste.

Same with impressions. You can meet an amazing person and have an interesting conversation, but if the persons do something at the end that creates a dissonance with your beliefs, it can change the whole perception.

Some people are naturals; they make friends quickly, they are easy to talk to, they are extroverts. Others are not. However, the lucky thing is that the skills of effective communication are just that – a skill. And any skill can be learned and polished when you put in enough work and practice.

In this short article, I won’t be sharing lessons from the book or a course. Instead, I will share you a few things that in my opinion you should do and shouldn’t do in social situations.

All of that is from experience, from situations I observed and decided to learn from.






Lunch and table manners.

When I worked at a big company, we often had team meetings over lunch. It wasn’t just meetings, sometimes we went out to celebrate the end of the project and had a lovely meal in local pubs. One of our colleagues would quite often answer his phone at the table and talk loudly, to his friend of family members. We were an international collective so it didn’t help that he spoke in his native language and no one could understand anything, therefore making the whole ordeal even more awkward.

Dress Code.

Even though I worked in places without a strict dress code, some people would take it to the extreme. Casual still means taking care of your hygiene and basic grooming.


Gossiping is the worst you can do at work. Unfortunately, it is the most straightforward tool to make friends – a common enemy always helps. However, you shouldn’t talk about others in a way you wouldn’t want others to talk about you.


Having a co-worker who is always negative about everything is not an example of effective communication. Complaining just for the sake of it never helps.


Casual environments are great as not everyone likes to wear a suit to work. However swearing needs to be taken with caution, it may be ok to do that around good mates from work, but when clients are around, it’s best not to risk it.

Personal life.

Unless asked, there is no need to diverge into personal life and problems, especially at work. Of course the longer you spent at the place of work, the more you became like a family, and you can share with others. However, when you just started, try to keep it professional.






Greet everyone with a smile.

It helps, especially in the morning. Even if you don’t see a person, like on a conference call – having a positive tonality in your voice will make the communication so much easier.

Offer help.

Whenever possible, offer help. Not a piece of advice or solution but help, more than often just the offer will be appreciated.

Dress appropriately.

Dress to impress is the saying. I would add to that – dress in what makes you feel good and look good. Most people are quick to judge, especially with their eyes.

Of course, we all want to move past that, but having a good style does not hurt.

Thank people.

If someone offers you help, advice or feedback – thank them. You may not agree or use the information, but be thankful for the effort rather than criticise them.

Understand body language.

Like I said before, some people are natural at this, others (like me) aren’t. However, we are lucky to live in times where we have access to limitless information – read books, watch courses, study effective communicators.

Learn how to use your body to your advantage and get comfortable with body language.

Don’t argue in hallways.

Hallways are usually big and resonant. If you have a personal matter to resolve or a conflict brewing, there is no need to put it on display. Especially in a professional environment.

Have a discussion in the office or isolate room, somewhere where others can’t hear you – otherwise you will start the gossip trend.

Learn basic psychology, biases and fallacies.

People often give in to assumptions, jump to conclusions and are quick to judge.

I am guilty of it as much as anybody else. In my opinion, learning about the mind, the psychology and faults in our thinking help to develop logical thinking and effective communication. It’s easy to go into a defensive mode when you don’t agree with someone, rather than to listen, by studying the triggers and heuretics of the mind we can quickly make the communications better.


The presented arguments are just tip of the iceberg. The call to action is to learn more, observe the patterns and develop the skill of communication. It’s so easy to coast on what we already know – but it’s only by challenging our ideas, habits and understandings we can genuinely progress and make the relationships with others more meaningful.

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Managers and Leaders

Managers and Leaders


24 APRIL 2018

written by Mike


Depending on the size of the team, sooner or later, there will be someone who starts managing and leading the way. In small organisations it may be just one person doing it all, in big corporations, there are usually layers of administration. In my opinion, there are differences between managers and leaders, the way they operate.

Since immigrating to the United Kingdom over 11 years ago, I held over a dozen jobs. I carried plates, I moved speakers, I worked on movies and in a pretzel place. Each environment was unique, and each had a slightly different structure.

Since the first job I’ve always analysed and watched how the places were run by the owners, the managers, the teams. It doesn’t matter if the business was operating millions or thousands, it was always down to people. I’ve learned how difficult it is to manage a workplace successfully, and I’ve learned it from the best and the worst too.

First, let’s dissect the difference between a manager and a leader.

In my opinion, a leader is a person with a vision, with a big picture goal. He/she leads everyone there, makes sure that the goal is clear. A leader motivates, inspires and uplifts. He/she is the first one to make the step, first one to experiment, first one to take the blame. Leaders are rare, especially natural ones.

Can leadership be taught?

I think so. Not to everyone, but I saw many people step up to the opportunity and become good leaders. I also knew some who weren’t fit for the role and got overwhelmed by it.

What about managers?

Managers manage everyday situations, the work, the grind. Managers need to focus on running the place on a daily basis, the big picture goal is fine, but it’s the work and consistency that will get you there. That’s why managers are essential to keep the teams going. To organise, systematise and adjust when needed.

Management can also be taught, in my opinion, is much easier to manage than to lead, because more than often managers are following the established rules. However, it’s also not a position for everyone, especially for someone who abuses power for their own benefit.

Of course, one person can be both, especially when you are starting something new, a startup, a freelancing business, a small agency. When it’s down to three people, there will be shared responsibility but more than likely, one will take a role of leader/manager until the idea gets off the ground.

Through the years I observed many managers and leaders, and I always tried to learn from each person.

Everyone is different, every situation will have different consequences. However, I noticed that few main traits define good and bad leaders, more and less capable managers.



Let’s start with the good ones. All of them apply to people who are in the position of power. It can be a founder but also a supervisor. It doesn’t matter what leadership position you have, you can still make sure you do it best.

Long-Term Thinking

Visionaries tend to think long term. Day to day grind can put you down, and everyone has doubts, but true leaders know that the pain is crucial to complete the journey. It’s not about gambling and making a quick buck, it’s about investing and building robust structures that can last for a long time.


Good managers know how to listen and understand the feedback. They take the suggestions on board, reflect on them and acknowledge the initiative. It doesn’t mean agreeing to everything, but everyone wants to be heard, to feel significant. Capable managers know how to create such environment.


When you start to manage people, you begin to realise that not everyone thinks in the same way and not everyone thinks like you. It’s hard to overcome that but understanding that people are wired differently is an essential trait for aspiring leaders. To align a big team towards one goal, you need to understand that one size does not fit all.

Feedback Platform

Everyone knows that feedback is essential. However, most places I worked in have not had established that. Even though people complained in the corridors, most would sit silently during the meeting. It’s not that they were scared, they just didn’t bother to raise any issues, thinking that it won’t change anything.

A good manager knows that to get people talking, a transparent place needs to be created where feedback is heard, acknowledged and correct steps implemented.

Fun Environment

Most work is stressful however a manager who understands that right culture can make the most boring task fun, will take steps to create such environment.

I’ve worked in places where management changed and only by changing the person in charge the whole atmosphere shifted. It is an eye-opening observation when you notice that the same place, the same work that 6 months ago made you happy, now makes your dread each morning.




A manager and a leader will always have a plan. A detailed one for day to day tasks and a big picture plan. They will also plan for the unexpected and know when and how to adjust.

A good manager will bring the change to the forum and won’t be afraid to create a new strategy. Plan with an understanding that it can all change in an instant.


A leader will take blame and responsibility, a manager will listen to feedback and learn from it. We are all human, and we make mistakes, but too many times I’ve seen issues swept under the rug, and problems left to themselves.

It never ends well, an open and transparent conversation is way more helpful even though it’s painful, but a right person in charge is not afraid of that.

Can Do Everything

It’s not about knowing it all. Thoughtful leaders and managers know that they need to hire people smarter than them to do the great work, but they also should have an understanding of all elements of the business.

To be able to listen to people, to understand their issues and aspirations, the leader should know what they are going through and how important the task is for them. The job that may not seem important to you, someone else can be passionate about it. It’s not about doing it better than another person, but understanding how are they doing it so you can establish a connection.

Walk The Talk And Care

Great leaders and managers care. Care about the people, the business, the work and they show it. It’s so easy to write company principles, the mission, the goals. However if people in charge don’t follow them, the rest of the team will quickly disregard them too. When it comes to inspiration and motivation, it should be from top to bottom. You don’t want to lead people by force, but by example.




I know that this is not a definite list of good traits, but if you want to be a manager or a leader, it’s a good starting point. I know that the best people that I worked with had all of that checked. Everyone is human and makes mistakes but owning the faults and learning from them is not something that everyone does.

But what are the bad traits of managers and leaders?

There indeed are few and unfortunately, these are more common than good ones. More than often I met people in charge who were not fit to lead or manage. These are things that I learned from them:

Micro Management

One of the worst things you can do as a manager is to control every aspect of the job. Yes, checks are important, same as deadlines, but managing every aspect of the task is always counterproductive. For most people, especially those who have experience and expertise in the field, it’s best to leave them alone to do the job.

Why does it matter if someone takes longer breaks if the results are the same or better than others? Let people be creative and only manage if there is a need for it.

Emotional Panic

In every job, there are stressful moments. It doesn’t matter if I was making pretzels or working on a big blockbusting movie worth millions. During these moments emotions tend to take over, and panic creeps in.

Best managers are anchors and can keep the balance, bad managers make things worse. If you see your leader falling apart, it’s hard to persist and push through. Leading by example means that if the example is wrong, people will still follow the lead.

Passing The Blame

Some managers can’t handle the responsibility, they tend to look for an easy way to escape tight situations. It’s always somebody else’s fault. It may be, but the right manager will handle the situation nevertheless. Pick up the slack if they need to and deal with it swiftly.

It’s not about sweeping things under the rug, mistakes should be seen as learning opportunities rather than a chance to stir conflict in the team.



Keeping The Word

As you may have guessed, it’s the opposite. I’ve attended so many meeting where the manager had the list of changes to do, everyone had their say, the team was excited. Then a week passes, and another and another and everything goes back to normal. Usual habits, same routines.

It’s so easy to make promises but implementing them seems to be only reserved for the best leaders, everyone else is afraid of the pain that comes with the necessary change.


Some managers tend to abuse their power. I saw time and time again where the person in charge would be unnecessarily sarcastic and belittle their own staff. Being friends with only a handful people from the team, making jokes on the expense of others.

Things like that can ruin the whole working environment. I’ve quit jobs because I saw that some were treated better by managers, just because they were friends outside the workplace. The place for the manager should be clear of bias, everyone should be able to state their case, and only the best should rise to the top.


When met with a tough situation, you need a quick decision. It may not be the best one but it needs to be fast, inaction often leads to bigger problems. Bad managers can’t handle that, they change their minds too often, they are scared to take the responsibility of making a tough choice.

More than likely if you are in a similar situation you won’t have all the facts and information you want and need. Sometimes you have to do with what you know, but someone has to do it.

Being a person in charge means that you should be the one that makes the final call.


So that’s it.

It’s not to say that there isn’t more traits and lessons I’ve learned.

Most of the work is based on human relationships, great leaders understand that it’s a team that can achieve the big goals. Being single-minded does not help, trying to convince that you are always right won’t get you far.

Listening, empathy, learning from mistakes – it seems so simple when you think about it. However, it’s so rare to find these traits in people in charge.

If you don’t know anyone who is like that, maybe it’s time to lead by example.

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Education and Learning

Education and Learning


11 MARCH 2018

written by Mike




In hindsight these two terms are identical, both mean acquiring knowledge and skills. However, for the purpose of this short post, I want to make a distinction – education as formal schooling and learning as personal development. In most countries in the world, people are legally required to attend a standard education system – to go to school.

In my home country, I had to attend kindergarten, primary school, grammar school and high school. After that most people reach 18th – the adult age. You can continue in higher education or start training for work.

My youngest brothers grew up in England, the UK and the system is quite similar there. There are different paths to choose, however, until you reach 16th you are expected to attend school. Again, after that, there are options for higher education as well as job training.

I’ve always loved reading and learning, acquiring new skills that interest me and following latest technological trends. Like most people I understand the value of schooling and put a lot of pressure on higher education – I’ve attended two higher education schools.

That’s what most successful people do, right?

Go to school, acquire skills, get a good job.




Unfortunately, with time, I became disillusioned with the system. I dropped out of one of the schools and decided to learn what other choices we have.

I realised that a lot of people tend to think that learning finishes after school, that’s when we are ready for work. The learning that happens after is usually linked with the career that we chose. Training at work, getting certificates, going to seminars.

To get a promotion, you need to learn new system and responsibilities; when you change a job, you need to learn things about new employer and how they do things.

However, for good and bad, when we attended school in our youth, we learn lots of different things. I might have liked one subject more than others but had to read and learn basics of geography, math, human studies, biology, music, history and many others.

That should be of course the first step to lifelong learning. Professional skills are essential in fast-changing job landscape. The times have changed, in the past, my grandfather had one job for 40 plus years. If you say to millennials that they have to stay in one place for that long, most will think you are joking.

To be few steps ahead, you need to think about additional knowledge, to develop critical thinking and to learn more about the world.

There are many ways to learn – books, podcasts, audio, online courses. Thanks to the internet there are plenty of free resources, there are also paid options much cheaper that higher education in some countries.

Setting time aside for learning will be crucial in further development, I understand it may be hard with full-time work on top, and it may mean cutting off leisure such as watching TV or gaming. However, in my opinion, if you learn about something that interests you and it’s beneficial to your life, it will be as exciting as getting another level in a game.

But there are so many options! Where do we start?




First, it is important to recognise where do you live and what do skills will be helpful to your life. There are many different cultures, economic systems, job markets so choose what benefits you now and for foreseeable future.

For example, I live in the UK so knowing the tax system here is helpful for me.

I could learn about Japan’s taxes, but apart from using that during a casual conversation with someone who has an interest, the knowledge has no benefit to me apart from taking up ‘space’ in my head.

A general point of view could be beneficial, but inside knowledge makes no sense.

Few areas to start considering:


To be able to stay ahead it’s important to recognise and learn about new trends, new opportunities and new ways of using the skills you already have. At most job places you will learn about what they already do, especially at established, big companies.

Find a new angle and either try to implement it at work or when the time comes, find a new job that allows you to develop in that direction.


For me, health is the priority. We know what we should and shouldn’t do to be healthy. But why? What is the science behind it?

Is meat terrible, or beneficial? What about sugar? Coffee?

Learning and researching different sources can often lead to contrasting views, but knowing what you should do regarding eating, exercising and healthy habits will go a long way, rather than relying on commercials and hearsay.


It all depends where you live, but in most countries, you need money to survive. Most find investments and money to be a boring subject, too complicated, too dry. In the same sentence, people tend to complain that they don’t have enough cash. My position is, to know how to make money, you need to learn how it works. Basics of monetary systems, currency, loans, savings and investments will help you in making your financial situation better.


It’s easy to say to you are either have social skills or don’t, however, when you enter the ‘adult’ world you will quickly learn that the skill of effective communication is the most crucial of all. It’s often not what you know, but who you know that will further you in life and career. On top of that add romantic relationships, family, friends. Learning about relationship dynamic, listening, communication and psychology will help you to become more understanding of others, make the partnerships more valuable.

Other cultures

It’s easy to judge others, especially others who do not come from the same place that we do. We often stand confused why others do what they do and don’t respect the same values. It can be religion, politics, business among many other differences. To argue your position is one thing, but to efficiently argue you will need to, at least try, understand the view of others.

If you were born in their position, would you behave the same?

Would you hold the same values? Would some ideas even make sense?

Travelling to other places is the best way to learn, however later in life it’s not always possible, so reading, watching and asking questions will often be your next best bet.


Lifelong learning is something that I advocate all the time. Start small, start with hobbies that can make your life better, then start adding more complicated ideas.

It’s better than video games because you are levelling up your life.

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Before You Quit Your Job

Before You Quit Your Job


02 DECEMBER 2017

written by Mike




There are countless articles online on how to go freelance or how to start a business – I know because I read a lot of them.

However, one thing that sometimes gets forgotten is, what to do before you quit your job, before you take the step, before you make that crucial decision that has a potential to change your life.

I’m a strong believer in planning. On the one hand, I understand that it’s rare that things will go according to the plan, but writing down goals and strategies help with initial anxiety, and when the chaos creeps in – you can refer to the notes.

I won’t be talking about jobs, freelancing or how much you can make as a business, but rather what steps I took before I did quit my last full-time position, and what you can do to prepare yourself, for when things go wrong.

It’s safe to say to many people fantasise about quitting their jobs, being their boss, having the freedom to do whatever they want. However, as attractive as it sounds, it’s not that simple. More than often, instead of creating a business, people create a job for themselves but without the benefits of working for someone else.

Michael Gerber describes this paradox in ‘E-myth‘. Of course, it doesn’t mean you can’t be a freelancer. I did write about it before – in my opinion, the best way is to combine the two. Learn skills that can make you money but also have another stream of income from other businesses.




For everyone, the journey will be different, so I will outline the steps I took before I handed my notice.

First, it was a decision to leave. There were many different reasons for that, however at that time, over 2.5 years ago, I was 100% certain I wanted to leave my current employer.

That was in April.

Even though I knew the end was coming, what I didn’t do was quit my job on the next day. I’ve done that before, but it was when I knew I could find another position next day.

This time I didn’t have that luxury, so I decided to leave at the end of December same year. Yes, December.

I gave myself eight months to figure out the next steps. At that time I didn’t know what to do; find another job, move to a different industry, change careers, start freelancing, open a business. Next months were full of research, experiments, going to trade events and conferences. I went through the motions, being both excited and depressed for the most time.

Finally, I went back to the drawing board and started from scratch. I asked myself.

What are you good at?

What can make you money straight away?

What do you want to do in 5,10,15 years from now?

I got rid of a short-term planning anxiety and started to focus on long term goals. In the end, the decision was to freelance from home, do simple jobs online such as editing audio and videos as I work on other projects in spare time.


What’s next?



Finances were the next issue to tackle. I had some savings, but I planned for the worst – what if I can’t bring in any money for the next six months?

Plus I needed to upgrade my system if I wanted to work from home.

I calculated an absolute minimum I needed to survive – rent and food and ‘startup’ cash. It meant no parties, no holidays, no extra spending for an unknown time. Having all the numbers written on paper, I got a loan from the bank.

The loan was an addition to my saving but helped to ease the anxiety and fear in the beginning. It helped, especially that for the first four months I didn’t make any cash and was burning through the savings fast. I handed my notice, and on 1st of January, I was officially self-employed and adamant to make it work. Two years later – I’m still here.

My word of advice is to plan and prepare for the worst. People tend to optimise for best-case scenarios, especially when things are going well. If you are 100% sure you want to leave a paid job and start a business on your own – have a plan A, plan B, plan C and worst case scenario rescue. It’s all so you can sleep well at night, knowing that you prepared. Even if things go ok, there will be days when you will question your decision.

Days when you ask yourself if you are good enough, if you can make it, if you are just wasting time. Enough money in your bank, skills that you know can make you money straight away and friends/partners that keep pushing you are invaluable – don’t dismiss it.

The first year after leaving my job, my net income was slashed to 1/3 of what I was making before – that opens your eyes and can make you depressed, and that was a year of hustling, freelancing and frugality

Two years after and I would never go back to a full-time job (unless there is some unexpected turn of events) – even six months can make a drastic difference in your life.

It takes time, discipline, hard work and drive.

Is it all worth it in the end?

That’s up to you.

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Economy and Jobs of the Future

Economy and Jobs of the Future


26 NOVEMBER 2017

written by Mike



Automation, self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and robots.

If you read any technological blogs or futuristic predictions, then I would be surprised if you didn’t recognise any of these terms. It all sounds like something from a sci-fi movie. However, if you look close enough, you will see the change unfolding before your eyes.

Many people think that the change will be sudden and disruptive. The statement is both true and false.

Ten years ago smartphones were just being introduced; now we can’t imagine living without them. But because we live through the change, we don’t see it as sudden.

This short post won’t be about the technological shift; I’m not an expert on the subject however as a freelancer and business owner it is part of my job to always be on the lookout. Let’s think what changes are more than likely come out shortly and how you and I can prepare ourselves.

The topic is just a short extension of ideas from people like Elon Musk, Peter Diamandis, Seth Godin and others. They talk about the coming switch, they warn us about the possible ramifications.

The one that may have the biggest impact on the current job market is automation

People like Diamandis often put abundance society and automation in one sentence, however, a big change won’t come without pain. 3D printing may disrupt manufacturing world as we know it, more and more factories are using robots rather than human beings, and with time the speed of the replacement will pick up.

Let’s look at modern supermarkets; you already have self-service scanning bays that replace the cashiers – now imagine a product scanners similar to airport security checks in every shop. You push the trolley through it, and it scans all the products in it. No doubt it will come and replace even more people on the floor, Amazon has already tried something similar.

It won’t just be simple jobs, any task that can be put in an algorithm can eventually be replaced – Accounting, finance services, law, health diagnosis, programming.

BBC has an interesting service that ‘predicts’ how likely your job could be replaced.

Sooner or later someone will come up with a new app, new software and unfortunately, it will replace the people. What is more cost efficient? People with salaries, benefits and bonuses working 8 hours a day?

Or a piece of code that can run 24/7?



This change will present a new view of work and jobs. The terms such as gig economy or on-demand economy have been featured in most reports on future of work. The people who favour it say that you will get paid for the value you bring, you will get chosen for projects best suited for you, you will do work based on your strengths.

On the other side, we have voices that say that the gig economy does not guarantee workers rights, benefits or security. Both are right, and it will take a time till the society gets it right. 

Looking at it from my perspective, I made a list of a few pros and cons that will affect people close to me, and me.


People will do what they are good at; automation will replace simple jobs, and we will be able to focus on creativity and problem solving rather than repetitive tasks.

You won’t be constricted to one place. Gig economy means that you can move wherever you like and still keep the same job as most work will be done over the internet. A lot of younger people prefer the freedom of choice over the stability.

Learning and development. A rapid change means that we will need to keep updating our skills and knowledge, the real studying starts when you leave the university, not when you are there. Lifelong learning will be necessary to keep up with the change.

Global connection. Working with people all around the world is already taking place and in the next few decades may become the standard. A lot of people see outsourcing as a means of cheap labour. I see it as a means of finding the best people in the world to do the job, beyond your city or country. Latest Pro Tools cloud functions give a preview of what is to come in the future.

Of course, not everything will be rosy, and change comes with pain. I can see that there will be a few negative aspects of the on-demand economy too.





Stable employment. It may be harder for people who prefer stability and staying in one place. When the jobs shift to a cloud, you either adapt or may be forgotten.

A lot of jobs will vanish. Yes, every economic shift creates new jobs however it means retraining people and acquiring new skills. It may be hard for some to adjust, especially when being accustomed to a place of work.

Protests. Not everyone may like it but globalisation is coming, and we can’t stop it. Protesting companies like Uber may slow it down, but eventually, the change will come, and a lot of people may stay behind.

Adjustment. Internet and new technologies change much faster than we can comprehend and most people are not adjusted to such rapid changes. It may scare and anger a lot of people. New training will need to be provided, so older generations are not left behind the shifts in the global economy.

The change will come in our lifetime. For some it will be good, for some, it may have a negative impact on lives.

My questions are – how to prepare? How can I secure my place in the future?

Flexibility is the key, the time when you hold a job for 40 years are mostly gone, and we are almost certain to have multiple careers throughout our lives.

What can you and I do today to start adjusting?

Find part-time jobs. Not in the local business or store but online. On top of your normal work, start experimenting with new technologies, social media and internet opportunities.

Learn new skills. Platforms such as Upwork release most demanded skill reports all the time. Study it and see if there is something that interests you, something that you could start learning today.

Do something radical for a test. Maybe there is something that you always wanted to do but never had a time for it? The internet allows for limitless trial and error endeavours; there isn’t a better time than now to try something new.

The change won’t be rapid and won’t happen on a set date. We don’t see it because we live it every day, but when we step outside and look on what is happening and what changed in the last 10-20 years, you can start seeing the trends and that they aren’t stopping – they are picking up the pace.

Instead of being afraid, let’s prepare for it and be excited.

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