3 Trends That Have Developed
- In our youth, we’re told to follow our dreams and do what we love, but the reality is that’s not always easy to achieve.
- Surprisingly, the aftereffects of COVID may be making this more possible for a lot of people.
- There are three trends that have come out of the pandemic that affect how people live and work.
Growing up, we’re often told to find what we’re meant to do, use our unique abilities, and go after what we want in life. As adulthood sets in, we realize these are not such easy feats. There are bills to be paid, responsibilities to prioritize, and costs of living to consider. As a result, we may find ourselves ending up in jobs and in towns we don’t really love but settled for. This has been the way of things from the time of the industrial revolution.
The COVID pandemic has caused this to shift, though. Specifically, there are three trends that have developed over the past several months, and they’ve come about due to COVID.
First is doing what you love and loving what you do. Yes, this sounds like a bumper sticker, and up until this point, it’s been nothing more than a platitude to most people. However, we’re seeing a change in the job market where people are leaving their “just a job” for their “dream job.” Why is this happening?
Well, the second trend is helping to drive this, and that’s the increase in remote work. Remote work allows people to work from just about anywhere. And when your office can be anywhere, that opens up the opportunity for extended travel, living in more affordable/interesting/scenic/fill-in-the-blank locales, and spending less time and money on commuting – all things that make for happier employees.
Remote workers have more freedom, and this brings us to the third trend, which is families reuniting. Over the course of the past century, family members were moving away from each other, going to where the jobs were. People found themselves separated from their families and the communities in which they were raised. That can be a stressful thing for a lot of people.
It’s odd to think that COVID, which initially caused us not to be able to connect with each other, is now the driving force behind giving people the option to come together. We have more choices than we did just two years ago, and it’ll be interesting to see not only how these trends evolve, but how they affect future generations. Until next time, enjoy.
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Gary Klaben serves as a Financial Advisor, and visionary for Coyle Financial Counsel. He has over 30 years of experience and is the author of Changing the Conversation, Wealth of Everything and co-author of The Business Battlefield. Whether advising his clients, mentoring his team, or coaching entrepreneurs, he is always simplifying complexity and motivating others to take the next action that’s right for them.
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