It is surprising when we see all the possibilities available with the actual problem of a falling economy.
At one hand it seems that stability in a job is no longer possible, and even if someone have such stability, the continuous reductions in pay rate, benefits, etc. make the future a “little” obscure.
Yet, if we consider that, together with the problems people are facing these days, also there is a new set of possibilities for those who dare to take the problem of this situation in their hands.
For instance, no longer can someone rely in society structure to receive a comfortable way of life just by integration, but rather the time has come to become the builder of the system around oneself and, unfortunately, somebody else’s despair could and will become someone else’s advantage.
When services had a set cost under the policy of “take it or leave it” (I have enough business), you had to have more money to spend in such services. Nowadays, with less and less business available for the many companies struggling to survive, the reduction in charges and “great deals” has become part of everyday life.
When just a couple of years ago a car dealer negotiated between 6 and 18 percent interest rate (depending on credit score) as a normal rate, today is more and more common to find zero percent interest for 60 months (five years) as a way to just get some sales.
When restaurants used to charge between 18 and 30 dollars a dish just five years ago, today they have reduced their prices (and sizes) to 7 to 15 dollars a dish. You just receive a smaller amount of food in the dish (which should be good to fight the long accumulated overweight!).
When companies like landscaping didn’t go out of their specialty and didn’t reduce their prices, today they are willing to even do wall repair inside your house for a discounted amount. Anything these days to just remain alive!
Houses that used to cost a huge amount of money are now reduced to half their original price. The areas where I deliver, when houses used to cost one million dollar, now are for sale in half a million, even after their owners spent lots of money in many improvements after moving in.
So what would happen to someone who discards the traditional way of employment and get into creating a small business in his/her area of expertise? He/she doesn’t have to make a ton of money, but just a stable, decent income to take on the benefits of the falling economy that is affecting so many business, and with it, have a chance to live better than before with even less money than what was required just a couple of years ago.
I’m not saying it is a good thing what’s happening these days to so many business that are struggling to survive, but under the actual condition, it is possible to those who take the challenge, to reach an even better financial situation and way of life that they could achieve before, when the economy was stable and growing.
Of course, not everyone will succeed in reaching an independent way of generating money, so many more will have to remain in the employment system and adapt to the changing down condition of life that the actual economy is going to.
“The struggle of the majority becomes the advantage of the few who dare to think and act out of the box.”