We are entering an
era with no precedent. There are six
threats building up largely unseen beneath the surface of daily life,
stresses beneath our feet.
These stresses will
trigger radical change - world quakes,
economy quakes, career quakes - in the coming years. The
process has already started with the Global Financial Crisis of 2008.
It is highly likely
that many of us will be forced to change our lifestyles and our
careers. Some occupations may decline dramatically as the world changes
and demand for those services dry up.
There are various
scenarios for radical decline put
different groups however the most common predicted causes are resource
limitations such as the “peak oil” scenario in
with the very fragile debt-laden economic system.
Any attempt to
predict the future is difficult and
career programs will not even raise this subject. The assumption is
always that the economy and society will continue more or less as it
has been. No career
consultant wants to be seen as someone
running around crying “the sky is falling.” On the
other hand there is credible evidence that major tipping points WILL be
reached. The challenge is predicting when and what the result
I am currently developing an online course - "Wise
Up - The Crash
" - to educate people
about the six global threats and
possible responses. I recommend you take the course... see www.TransitionWise.org
Course contents include:
- Why government
and most people appear to be ignoring
or ignorant of these threats
- What these
changes will mean to you - career traps
and new opportunities
- How to be
mentally and practically prepared
- Are you going to
be a "revolutionary", lucky
bystander or victim (there will only be 3 options)
- The major
impacts on the economy, jobs, and middle
- New trends such
as "Forced Entrepreneurship,"
relocalisation, internet and alternative energy careers
- What are the
- The myth of the
great depression and why it matters
- Practical "risk
reduction" tips for you and your
- Plus a lot more
you need to know
Don't miss the Chapter on Careers in particular.
Wise Up Course Feedback:
is a powerful presentation which combines a lot of essential
inconvenient truth about the crisis the world is going into. Essential
understandings for preparing for the challenges of the 21st Century."
Frank Davies - Career Counsellor, TAFE
"Very thought-provoking! It has shocked me into looking at ways of
taking actions to minimize the impact and prepare myself and my family
for a very different future."
Gayle Bessell - Student Support, TAFE
counsellors do not consider risk management
strategies for peak oil and economic
downturns. For career counselling that can include these risks see our Career Counselling page.