Geny Mill "I Want to Help Generation Y Millennials"

Success in a Down Economy

by Geny Mill

Probably the top concern for all of my friends and Gen-Ys in general is the subject of jobs and a career. Jobs of any kind are hard to get. A good career can be even harder. 

And, there is even worse news. Jobs are going to get even harder to land, as there is no light at the end of the present economic tunnel. A new book has just come out that discusses this very situation, appropriately titled, The Coming Job Wars. Even if you start your own business, the forecast for the immediate future is not rosy. And, as if that situation is not bad enough, illegal immigration continues to take its toll on both the job market and the resultant social problems and programs that we all pay for.

Be aware that at the moment, half of all people that could be working are not working. Yet, society seems to be functioning as usual. What seems to be lost on everyone is that if society can function on half the people working, then we simply don't need for the other half to work. Worse, if our society were to be really streamlined and made to operate in a truly efficient manner (and automation and technology were to reach their zenith), we could probably make do with only half of those who are now working (or 25% of the potential workforce). How society will come to deal with this problem is anyone's guess.

For advice on getting a job, check out this website. Another opportunity to also explore is volunteer work. This can not only be satisfying and enlightening, but it can also lead to regular employment. Click here for more information on what those that are older than you are going through.

Traditionally, the sage advice on getting ahead in life was to get a college education. Now, even that advice is being challenged. Watch this video below, one of many such videos online:

So what to do? If you are fortunate enough to obtain a scholarship, it is not as much of an issue. But for the rest of us, do we get hopelessly in debt to pay for a college degree and hope we get hired in a good job that pays enough to both live on and make the mandatory monthly payments? Or, get a lesser AA or technical degree and then hope to find a good paying job? Or, learn a trade utilizing on-the-job or free government training. Should we get into a career that we really like? Or just one that pays well? Life is all about choices, and these choices will affect our future. And our happiness. Read this article for more ideas. Then read this page to jump-start your life. Many quality online classes can he had for free. Check out the online courses here.

There is more bad news. You know those unemployment statistics? They lie. It is really much worse than what is quoted. And it is bad all around the world, too. Not only is it a problem from a "down economy", it is also a problem caused by shipping jobs overseas and also one of automation.

Automation doesn't just affect factory workers, it also affects white collar workers, too. New software can eliminate jobs performed by even attorneys. And then there is the 80/20 rule. Eighty percent of the work in any company is actually performed by 20% of the people. The bottom line is that society has yet to come to terms with the fact that it really doesn't need all the people to do all the work. Yet, the population continues to grow and people need to eat and have the basic necessities of life. Half of all jobs may be eliminated by 2034.

No matter what your goal in life may be, you might want to take a free course, based on the 75 year old book by Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich. I have read the book and participated in the free MasterMind study groups conducted over the phone. I feel it was a better education than all of my business courses put together. And I had to pay for those! Read Think and Grow Rich for free.

Be aware that there are Gen-Ys that do make a million. 

A word of caution. There are many get-rich-quick schemes out there. The Internet is where most of them are found. Don't waste your money on any of them. They are all scams. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Included in this category would also be online "day trading", which is buying stocks or currency in the morning and selling them in the afternoon. This is really just a form of sophisticated gambling, as the stock market and all currencies are just as controlled as our schools and government are.

For educational material on how to be truly successful in life, I found this site to be of immense help. For legitimate support for your idea or business, check out or CEO Space. Have you ever thought about starting your own business?

One of the principles I have learned recently is that there is more to life than a job and money. To be really happy and truly successful in life, one needs to address all areas of one's life. Ideally, we should all have a mentor or life coach. Someone who can guide us through life, or at least a career.

Whatever you will do for free - that is your passion.

Les Brown

I have become acquainted with one philosophical guru that I can relate to and highly recommend. His advice is sound and time tested: Bob Proctor. Bob and many others offer a lot of free advice and also offer many fine courses worth taking and books worth reading. Watch all of these videos below for a taste of what I am talking about:

What about our personal lives and relationships? Should I get married or just move in with my significant other? These types of questions have been around since the beginning of time. So where should we go for sound advice? I have found the most wonderful person on Sirius XM radio: Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Read this article recommended by her.  And, watch the following video for an idea on what to expect to hear on her radio show:

Getting back to addressing all areas of life, I can't emphasize enough the importance of character. Character counts. We are judged by our character just as much as by the company we keep and the clothes we wear. It is the ultimate definition of who we really are. Those who have it will be valued by their employer, their family, their friends and their community. Those who don't will probably end up in Congress (sorry, I couldn't resist that one).

Religion is a subject I have had a tough time coming to terms with. Most of us were raised with some kind of religious affiliation. Few of us seem to be active or even associated with whatever religious affiliation we may have once had.

So, what is the bottom line with religion? Why are there so many denominations, churches and religions, all of which claim to have the "truth"? How does one sort it all out? Is there really such a thing as the "truth"?

I certainly don't claim to have all of the answers to these questions. But what I have found is that the Christianity that is found in the Bible is not what is generally preached in today's churches. Christianity is not a religion. It is a philosophy. It is not an organization, a building or a place to send your money to. It is actually quite simple and basic.

So, that is where I am at religiously. I have found a good, unbiased source of biblical information that I study daily. Having dispelled the traditional doctrine of 'heaven and hell' that most of us were raised with, I find that there is an alternative destination. At the moment, I am satisfied with that explanation and my new religious understandings.

I hope the above information I have shared with you will be of benefit to you and that you will become a success in life. Check back regularly for updates. And send your friends here, too. 

Be sure to read the What They Forgot to Teach Us in School page, if you haven't already.

Best wishes on your journey through life!

Geny Mill


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