Technology is a wonderful thing. We are living in an age where technology is totally rewriting the rules that we once all thought were set in stone.

Companies like AirBNB and Uber have dismantled established global business systems, in less than 5 years.

Please take some time to think about that for a second…

In a blink of eye, a startup founded by a couple of punks in a garage armed with a laptop and a crazy idea, have changed the rules of industries that have been around for centuries.

And this is just the beginning.
An unthinkable shift is happening right now, right in front of you.

But here’s the thing though – this kind of radical disruption isn’t just affecting global industries. It applies to you and your future on a personal level.
Without warning – your own world, and your place in it, is being disrupted as well.

It’s a scary thought, but luckily, there is something you can do about it.
Sure you can remain calm, do nothing different and see where the current spits you out; or you challenge yourself, reinvent yourself, critically try and disrupt yourself.

If you are fully aware of where you are vulnerable, you can do something about it.

Far too many people hand over the responsibility of their welfare to a government or the company that they work for. And then, when the rules change and they are negatively affected, they’re left powerless to do anything about it, with no options.

The solution? Innovation isn’t something that big companies alone should be thinking about. You should be obsessing about it too.

Upskill yourself by doing an online course, get healthy, start an investment portfolio, build your network, go to a seminar, learn a new language, meet new people.

These are just a few things that you can start doing today to take more control of your own future.

So the one question you really should be asking yourself right now is…

How am I investing in myself today, so that I can make a profitable contribution tomorrow?

One thing is guaranteed, and that is that change is coming and it will affect you. You can either be a passive spectator or take spectacular advantage of it.

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Written by Jonathan Cherry
Jonathan Cherry is the editor of Cherryflava. An innovation consultant, futurist, speaker and entrepreneur.