This post is in response to: Daily Prompt: Think Global, Act Local.
There is a rapid increase in the population of the world.
Numerous amenities are fast becoming insufficient and simultaneously unaffordable.
The health institutions, educational sector and job market are not left out of this.
Most people blame the rapid increase in unemployment on the rapid increase in population.
They may be excused or even justified by their theories of population and employment being inversely proportional or population and unemployment being directly proportional.
It is popularly assumed that unemployment is the cause of poverty, where poverty is the lack of resources.
You may not yet have detected that I have an issue with popular opinion.
Is poverty the lack of resources?
Is unemployment the cause of poverty?
Is this issue of insufficiency and unaffordability of social amenities an issue of lack of resources?
I strongly doubt. I would prefer to refer to poverty as the lack of resourcefulness rather than the lack of resources.
Resourcefulness is actually a more challenging quality to acquire than gathering of resources.
If employment means getting a job, then does it mean that there must be poverty once there is no job?
I really don’t think so.
Resourcefulness would often generate resources.
With resourcefulness you can alleviate poverty by even creating jobs for those who have skills.
Skills are part of resourcefulness, but applying skills to the right concepts that can generate resources is another higher skill.
Skill comes from learning, education is the art of learning. Intellectual learning enables recognition of relevant opportunities to apply practical skills.
Resourcefulness is developed through consistent learning and practice.
Resourcefulness includes creativity and intuition.
Resourcefulness is more profitable than a job because it can even provide jobs.
I see unemployment as a global issue and I see resourcefulness as the remedy.
Money can be generated in different ways.
According to the author of the popular book “Rich Dad Poor Dad”; Robert Kiyosaki, there are four classifications of earning categories. The concept was illustrated with a cash flow quadrant. There are employees, self employed, big business owners and investors. All of these categories have unique rules that apply to them.
Have you ever seen a jobless man that is never broke?
There is a huge difference between idleness and joblessness.
Most people who have jobs are employed. They form the category referred to as employees. They work in an establishment that they do not own and are paid either at time intervals or according to completion of certain tasks or assignments.
With certain knowledge, certain skills and certain positioning, almost anybody can secure a good job.
If getting employed is the most appropriate option for anybody, then such a person must be willing to develop himself/herself to qualify for the desired positions.
A self-employed person is someone who applies his/her skills to solving problems and generating income without necessarily being employed by another person or organization. A self-employed person is his/her own boss. Such a person must have developed both skill and discipline to meet the requirements of the market or customers.
A big business owner has a system that does not necessarily need his/her direct physical contribution of time or energy. Either employees or programs cater for the routines.
The investors have their money working for them. They simply put their money into ventures or systems that generate consistent interest and return on investment.
All of these categories require some degree of resourcefulness to thrive.
People learn trades, acqire skills, save money for investent, build income generating vehicles and do all sorts of things to survive or to break even.
So many people have come up with “rules of money” and numerous other attractive concepts.
It takes a resourceful person to create a path to wealth, without falling prey to manipulations of dubious people.
Resourcefulness reduces vulnerability.
Funny enough, global issues are also personal issues.
My personal employment status changed from employed to unemployed a little over six months ago, but I have been seeing the prospects of resourcefulness and occasionally reaping some of it’s dividends.
I have learnt that discipline, consistency and commitment, both intellectually and physically are often necessary pre-requisites for resourcefulness or ingredients/constituents of it.
Creativity, optimism and courage are not left out of resourcefulness.
The ability to communitate, collaborate and motivate, cannot be omitted in the consideration of resourcefulness.
Wealth is an understanding, an awareness and a mindset.
Very many unnecessary things often consume our time, happiness and concentration. Such things also rid us of the opportunities to have the abundance that we desire.
With focus on the right priorities, any dream is achievable.
With or without employment, there would always be resources, as far as there is resourcefulness.
Resoucefulness entails being informed and consistently up to date, discovering success secrets and applying them, evaluating both unique strengths and opportunities and taking advantage of them.
There are principles that can assist with priorities. This is one of them:
“The Pareto principle (also known as the 80–20 rule, the law of the vital few, and the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.”
Find the few things that are responsible for the bulk of the results that you desire, and focus on them.
This is also an interesting quote that could help:
“A rich person is not one who has the most,
but is one who needs the least.”
It takes a person with few needs to concentrate on the most important and to succeed with it.
How numerous are your needs?
Focusing on needs will exasperate you.
If resourcefulness is your only need, you will definitely seek it and find it.
With resourcefulness you can be an employer of labour.
When you find resourcefulness, you will begin to handle both local and global issues with abundant resources.
Both unemployment and resourcefulness are global and local issues. How has either or both of them affected you personally?
Prompt: Unemployment And Resourcefulness