I have been blessed to travel the world building my Network Marketing Global business to date 50 + countries and growing, planning to visit some 1st time countries on my list in the near future.
Due to these unique experiences in travel and being in the trenches launching new markets, I have definitely a unique prospective on today’s economy and why I am Bullish on the Growth of NM professionally Globally. Statistics will tell you that the NM and Direct Sales Profession will surpass Franchising in the next few years as the #1 distribution business model in the world.
I have actually written a Manifesto on Why this is the time to Build a Global NM business you can get it here for FREE click on the Global Manifesto book to the left of this blog post.
What I wanted to come across in this post is help raise your conscious level regarding Why Network Marketing/Direct Sales Profession is positioned in today’s market place like very few industries are due to the fact how many industries are going to disappear or frankly be in major trouble.
Keeping this in mind I have taken a segment of a speech by a Mr. Udo Gollub at the Singularity University summit regarding the rise and fall of industries…
In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they were bankrupt. What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 years – and most people don’t see it coming. Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on paper film again? Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975.
Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected. In the US, young lawyers already don’t get jobs. Because of IBM Watson, you can get legal advice, (so far for more or less basic stuff), within seconds. With 90% accuracy, compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans. So if you are studying law, stop immediately. There will be 90% fewer generalist lawyers in the future; only specialists will be needed.
‘Watson’ already helps nurses diagnose cancer, four times more accurately than doctors. Facebook now has pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans. By 2030, computers will have become ‘more intelligent’ than humans.
Education: The cheapest smartphones already sell at $10 in Africa and Asia. By 2020, 70% of all humans will own a smartphone. That means everyone will have much the same access to world class education. Every child can use Khan Academy for everything he needs to learn at schools in First World countries. Further afield, the software has been launched in Indonesia and will be released it in Arabic, Swahili and Chinese this summer. The English app will be offered free, so that children in Africa can become fluent in English within half a year.
Insurance companies will have massive trouble, because without accidents (due to technology of self driving cars etc..), the insurance will become 100 times cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear.
Business opportunities: If you think of a niche you want to enter, ask yourself: “in the future, do you think we will have that?” And if the answer is yes, then work on how you can make that happen sooner. If it doesn’t work via your phone, forget the idea. And any idea that was designed for success in the 20th century is probably doomed to fail in the 21st century.
Just for the sake of time he went on and on discussing many more “AHA” points across the board in relation to many aspects to our society that many of us would consider “no way that this will happen”. Things are moving so fast he is predicting 70% to 80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years. He went on to say “Don’t get me wrong technology will create new jobs in new industry’s but it is not clear that there will be enough jobs in such a short of time.”
So this brings me to my point in this blog the industry that is positioned at the front side of this curve is the Network Marketing/Direct sales profession it’s an industry becoming self evident the success stories around the world can no longer be denied . I am personally very enthusiastic, excited, thrilled, exhilarated, animated, enlivened, electrified there is not enough adjectives to express what I am feeling what is going to happen in the next 10 years. If you are old enough you can think back when Franchising exploded with McDonalds being the catalyst, how many of you saw that happening? All the signalling factors that happened with Franchising is now happening with NM. These factors are even greater due to Technology….
I am writing this as I prepare to use my Iphone to FaceTime into a presentation in Russia approximately 9000 Km from my Home office where they can see me on the big screen. Today our organization globally is approaching 2 billion in sales in the last 15 years. Every year for the past 3 years we have doubled our sales and my whole business is now operated by a device that is 6.2 inches by 3.06 inches . WOW who would have thought this 23 years ago when I started in this great profession and the Fax machine was our greatest communication tool, even as early as 10 – 15 years ago advancing Technologies – BLOWS ME AWAY!
If you are new to this Profession or you are looking to get involved you can almost guarantee yourself it’s a sure as a safe bet than any business model out their that no matter what happens with Technology, Trends etc… the Network Marketing/Direct Sales Profession will be a model that will continue to be on the forefront of changes and help those who are losing their jobs to give them an opportunity to flourish in World of great abundance, Change, and Prosperity…..
Through communication platforms like, Social Media, Texting, FaceTime, Skype etc… technology has made the world so much smaller we are in touch with our family’s and friends faster quicker better and as that improves watch out it only means that our Profession will grow even faster…… That means more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for everyone who puts the time in to learn so they can create an amazing life…
Dream Big Dreams my friends as the next 10 years will be the Golden years of the Network Marketing Profession…… if you doubt this it will cost you a lot of money and possibly a lot of heartache….
My friends I Love to hear your comments on this…..