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The Industrial REVELATION: A New Kind of Revolution

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The revelation is this: The way we were… is over.

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As you know, we are living through an era of unprecedented change. Over the last decade, we began hearing the death rattle of a bygone era. The corporate structure and system has begun to crumble.

The global marketplace has been flattened. Innovative, fast-moving and nimble competition has risen from nearly all corners of the planet. Technology has wired us all directly to each other. Now every manufacturer or marketer has immediate and direct access to everyone, everywhere, destroying heavily controlled and highly valued distribution channels.

All this deconstruction and loss of control by the few, the behemoths, the entrenched, spells freedom… and opportunity for the rest of us.

As entrepreneurs and individual achievers, it is our time to thrive!

But you also have to adapt. The traditional yellow brick road to success and financial security has been deconstructed as well.

The path to the high-paying job you needed and desired used to involve getting the highest academic degree you could obtain, along with some specific technical job skills. Today, if those jobs still exist, certainly the rules of those jobs have changed and will continue to do so.

With the mind-blowing velocity of change and the throng of competition, the skills needed for 21st century success are less about academic or industrial or technical training, and more about what might be called the “soft skills”: emotional intelligence, adaptability and resiliency; networking, interpersonal and relationship-development skills; self-motivation, accountability and productivity skills; personal branding, social marketing and persuasive communication skills; along with leadership, recruiting and people-building skills.

So, to stay relevant, if not gain the advantage, in today’s ever-changing and fast-evolving marketplace, where do you go to gain these critical skills? You won’t necessarily find them taught in school systems. So where do you go? Where do you turn? Who can you rely on? I am proud to tell you that you can rely on us. That is what we aspire to teach and assist you in developing through each and every issue of SUCCESS and through the other resources you will find on SUCCESS.com—the mindset and skills you need to succeed in the 21st century.

In this issue you will find a “Forecast for Your Startup” with tips on how to start and build a business while maintaining your life, as well as a piece on how to establish your brand with Facebook.

Hey, knock, knock… NOW is your time. Get after it!

What are you doing to keep yourself relevant, educated and constantly improving? Tell

us your method for keeping up with the times in the comments below.

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12 Responses to “The Industrial REVELATION: A New Kind of Revolution”

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  5. Darren, you are right on point regarding the skills needed for the 21st century.

    I have full time job in a private equity firm, I operate a coffee and tea business and I am married with 2 daughters. To be effective I have to stay motivated, focused and to learn all the skills you mentioned.

    I listen to Jim Rohn a lot on my phone to keep me motivated. That man is amazing. I read and listen to tapes from Brian Tracy. I am currently re-reading for the 10th time – No Excuses. Great book. I read your blogs and the Success magazine.

    Like Jim Rohn says, formal education will earn you a living, informal education will earn you a fortune. That is the essence of your post and it could be more applicable to the 21st century.

  6. Darren, Last week I read the “Go-Giver” and “Go-Givers Sell More” by Burg and Mann. They are about giving service to others with no expectation of a direct reward. The theory being that creating a reputation as someone who others know, like, and trust creates a referral network that ultimately ends up in rewards that you cannot imagine. I believe in this book’s ideas and have put them to the test. I further believe that to stay relevant, one must read, write, think, and exercise a minimum of one hour each day. The guy says: “Why do I have to?” You don’t have to. You are free to decide to have no future if you want to. As for me I choose personal development and Success Magazine!!
    Have a huge week! BTW I am kind of jealous of all the sunsets you have been seeing! You have posted some real beauties lately!