A LOAD OF PEOPLE no longer want a boss.
According to a new report by an accounting company called FreshBooks, the number of self-employed workers could triple by 2020.
According to CNN Money, today, the average person has four different jobs before the age of thirty two.
Twenty years ago, the average person had only two jobs before they were thirty two. This lack of job security has a way of feeding into people’s paranoia.
Some of the interesting findings:
- 97% of self-employed workers had no desire to return to traditional work
- 43% of respondents (out of 2,700 full-time workers surveyed) feel that becoming self-employed will give them more control over their career
- one-third cited “family reasons” for seeking to work independently
The best employees want to be challenged. They want to feel a part of something bigger than themselves.
It seems in this quest for personal meaning, larger companies are letting down their employee rock-stars. Maybe that’s why so many good people are turning to trading to provide them with the independence they crave.
And to all of the new members of this newsletter who have flocked in this year, I want to say welcome, and hold on because the best is yet to come.
And for the old hands who have supported us throughout the years, thanks for sticking around – you give me the energy I need to continue bringing you unique education about the markets. Without you in my life, I would be living in black and white, instead of full technicolour.
I’ve adored spending the last 18 years together in our Mentor Program. I’ve loved the past 22 years as a best-selling author, where you trusted me with the task of improving your mindset and your bank account.
I’ve been enthralled as I’ve seen your children grow, your trading businesses flourish, and your lifestyles expand towards and beyond the luxury end of the scale.
Feeling grateful to have you in my life, that’s for sure.