The Age of Individual Responsibility is Here!

Change comes fast in the world we currently live in and the rate of change is increasing exponentially. There was a time not too long ago where the smart thing was to go to college and graduate and get a nice safe job at a large corporation and work there your whole life. Your employer would take care of all of your medical expenses as well as your retirement. All you had to do was work hard and remain loyal for 30-40 years and the rest was taken care off.

That time passed about 20 years ago and every year since it has become even more obvious. No some would argue that we are in the Information Age. If you possess the correct information and education, you are ahead of the game. I agree that the Information Age is among us but I disagree that information and education are all that you need to succeed in the brave new age.

Since 2007 millions of people have been laid off, have had their retirement accounts reduced by half, lost medical and dental benefits, and many lucky enough to keep their jobs have taken large pay cuts to stay employed. The cold hard facts having been staring us in the face for quite some time but recent economic challenges have made them even more apparent. Corporations are no longer loyal to their employees, profit comes first and foremost. Government will not take care of your retirement, your children’s education, or make sure you are treated fairly by your employer.

Worse yet, many corporations have swindled their employees retirements as they went down the tubes forcing many seniors to leave retirement and find employment wherever they can. The cold hard truth is that it isn’t even corporate Americas or the governments fault. We let them do this to us by putting ourselves in a position where we had little or no control.

I know for many this is a bitter pill to swallow but it doesn’t make it any less true. The bottom line is that for our dreams, retirements, medical and dental needs, children’s education, and ultimately our security; we must step up and take responsibility. It’s obvious that nobody else will so it is left up to us.

The age of Responsibility is upon us whether we like it or not. Yes we must educate ourselves but we must also take control of our future. Now is the time to take calculated risks. Now is the time to buy rental property, start a small business, become an independent contractor; anything and everything that swings control of our future back into our hands and away from those that do not care.

Even in this economy there are abundant opportunities, especially in real estate, to take control of your future.

Be a Renegade,
Jeremy Burgess

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