What Do 7 Billion People Do Daily
It’s amazing what one can learn on a daily basis. By putting myself to the task of bettering myself 1% everyday, I have found myself reading more and getting snippets into how the world functions daily.
My Morning Routine
Not everyone has the same routine as I do which is to wake up at 5:00am, kick off the covers and take my dog, Mr. Cooper for a walk. Usually without my phone because that is the only time in my day where I am awake and completely disconnected. It allows me to appreciate the minutes and the moments that I would have missed had I been checking my emails or going through my schedule for the day. However I do take my phone every now and then to capture moments like this..
During my commute to the office, I look at the people around me and wonder, what do their days have in-store for them. One would normally assume that they are going to work from 9–6 in an office but do they really? Even though we think that they probably do, the truth is so far from that assumption.
I have had the opportunity, being in the field that I am in, to be able to speak with hundreds of millennials and ask them about their families. What do they do? Where do they work? How do they manage to make ends meet? All questions that are normally not asked when you walk past someone you have never met before. Some of my GoGetters come from hardship, some work 3 jobs to help out with the financial burdens at home, most want to be independent without having to lean on their parents for money.
I came across the below during one of my reads and it shocked me to know that some 430 million people are unemployed. As a percentage it does not sound like much — 6%. We normally hear the unemployment rate for the countries we live in to be anywhere between 4–7%, depending on the economy, and don’t bat an eyelid.
What Can We Do To Change This?
Find a moment in your day to talk to one person that looks like they need to catch a break. They could be the office cleaner, the person operating the fuel pumps, or an intern. Forget asking them what they do for a living. Ask them what the enjoy doing. Then follow up that question with, “Is that what you do for a living?” — 99.999% of the time, the answer will be No. Why is it that so many people don’t do what they love? Most work at a j.o.b (Just Over Broke) for years to make ends meet and they hate what they do but, “Oh, it pay’s the bills.”
I am fortunate enough to have been able to one day have puckered up the courage to walk away from 15 years of being in the manufacturing field to be able to throw myself out there to empower people of all races, ages and abilities to do what they enjoy doing through the GoGet platform. This is just the tip of the iceberg and in time, we hope to be able to change the way opportunities are created by society for those that need to catch a break.
So I leave you all with this — reach out to a stranger and empower them by asking the question.