Due to the booming digital economy and new advancing technologies, the transactions of goods and services have changed rapidly in the last 20-30 years.
When it comes to business, automation skills are the number-one success factor for online founders.
Automation is using systems and technology to set up your business to work on autopilot 24/7/365. The more automated your business is, the more you can enjoy life and spend your time as you please.
So what is automation really…
What is Automation
Automation is making and using technology to control and monitor orders, the production, and delivery of goods and services and the transactions needed to fulfill them. The automation processes perform tasks previously performed by humans.
The automation is installed to boost efficiency by working around the clock and reliability by eradicating human errors, making consistent quality attainable. In most cases automation replaces labor. Many economists fear that the development of automation will eventually push the unemployment rates to new heights.
How we use automation
Automation can be performed in many ways in various industries. Over the past 40 years, the office environment has completely changed due to information technology. From office phone to mobile phones and typewriters and filing cabinets to personal computers, the way we work and communicate have totally changed.
A desk used to be full of “Office supply” such as a Filofax, calculator, post-its, pens and paper, books and folders with information you needed daily – even maps and atlases and a phone book and Rolodex. Some old school office workers hold on to some of the office supply but implemented automation and technology have eliminated most of it.
Automation and Office hours
There is no need to commute to an office far away or work fixed hours anymore. Most of the time, it is an old school rigid Boss demanding employees to stay in a fixed schedule. However, most employees are better educated than their Boss and better fit to do their work. Basically, they only need a boss to support them and make sure they have systems and accesses necessary to do a great job from their personal computer, connecting to the cloud whenever from wherever. There is a new problem though – it is hard to switch off from work when our job is in our hands all the time…
Automation and branches
The banking industry used to be full of customers visiting a physical bank office, talking to staff about lending money, paying bills or withdrawing to buy food and supply. Today we log on to the internet to do our banking or call a robot to get in line to talk to a real person at a call center. Face to face meetings basically never happen anymore.
In other industries, automation is greatly improving productivity, saving time and cutting costs. Manufacturing, for instance, used to be very labor dense until automation started taking over. Today employment in US manufacturing has declined from 14% of the workforce to 8% in 20 years. The number will probably get close to 0 in the next decade
Automation with Robots
From 2012 to 2018 the number of robots in factories and warehouses more than doubled. The robots are getting more sophisticated and able to perform complicated tasks replacing even educated humans. The price of robots is decreasing to lower the cost of transforming a labor dense factory or warehouse to an automated one. “The robots are taking over” – is no longer a movie script but a fact of life for thousands of employees.
There have been reports from South Korea seeing 33% cost savings due to automation, and 25% from Japan. In the western world, the average is about 16% in cost savings.
The future of automation on society
Manufacturing is automated, so is warehouses, banking, booking of holidays like airfare, hotels and car rental. The largest hotel chain doesn’t own a hotel after Airbnb took over a large percentage of hospitality – and the largest Taxi company don’t own any taxis after Uber took over that industry.
The self-driving taxis have come to Singapore, and self-driving buses and trains are just around the corner. In the air, the pilots mostly work with the automated planed today but in the future, that will probably be monitored by another robot – specialized in handling emergencies in the air.
Today we see teaching as a growing automation area where you can learn from the best teachers in the world in your chosen field by applying for online education. Saving you tons of money and opening up the possibilities of the world from the comfort of your own home.
Highly educated doctors and surgeons will have to give way for robots running most aspects of medicine by the end of this century. That applies for veterinarians doing surgery on animals as well.
Automation and unemployment
You have two choices. Stay in your job until your job is automated or start your own business using automation to your advantage. The skills that humans admire like musicians and other specialized artists will have jobs like today. The rest of us will have to find niches of value within ourselves to be of service to other people.
The bad news is – most people never think like that. The good news is – we all have our special gifts, dreams, and passions that we hide in a drew or dream about every now and then. NOW is the time to shake up the way your mind works, do some soul searching and develop your growth mindset. Read about growth mindset here.
What can automation do for YOU
The fact that it`s becoming cheaper and within more business’ budgets to convert to full automation – can be great news for you, if you choose to grab the possibility laid out for you.
Automation is setting the business up by using systems and technology so that it works on autopilot 24/7/365. The more automated your business is, the more you can enjoy life and spend time on the things that are most important to you
Starting an online business leveraging the education, support and mentoring possible today is a no brainer. I recommend you start here if you are interested in building your future leveraging the possibilities of automation.
There are 4 other benefits I would like to mention if you are starting an online business:
1 Increased productivity
Within a specific amount of time, you can only get so much done. working 9 to 5 trading time for money… you know all about this. Setting up automation on the other hand, is like having lots of little minions working for you towards the same goal, saving you money and increasing productivity without hiring people to do it for you.
2 Consistent Quality
Automation means that every action occurs, in the same way, every time, which eradicates the risk of human error -making consistent quality every time you do a transaction.
The utility is the capacity for your business to grow in size. To make more money in a traditional offline business, you have to work more hours or hire more people, which still means more hours of management.
If you don’t want to put in more hours, automating processes is a must to scale. Automation means your business can grow while you do other stuff like sleep, spend time with family or go on a hike (I mean, who doesn’t want that?!).
4 More free time
Do it once, and then never again (except to review of course 🙂
automated systems are set up in your business, you basically never have to do
them again, which means more time doing what you want and less time working.
For me, automation has revolutionized my life.
Now, owning a business based on automated systems means I spend a lot less time working, and way more time doing the things that I love.
I’ve set up and automated a digital business using the Six Figure Mentor’s training. If you’d like to take advantage of automation and maximize your potential like I did, I highly recommend checking out this video.
Automation skills, the #1 Success factor for NEW online Founders
What do you want out of life?
My friend! – WAKE UP, hear the alarm clock and the spinning lights trying to kick you out of your comfort zone. Life is so much more when you learn to take responsibility for developing your life.
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I`m Possible
Maybe Automation is exactly what we need to start thinking and being alive – excited – happy…
Feeling like we are a source to be reckoned with in the world…
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“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.”
– John W. Gardner
Be the one that finds excitement in the impossible challenges and solve the problems. Read about facing the impossible here.
You don’t need to ask for permission…
You are SO worthy –
choose yourself, my friend…
you can DO IT
The fact is; We grow or we die. A growth mindset means you can learn, develop and build your passion towards reaching goals and be optimistic enough to bounce back from failures along the way. That is the mindset we need to compass the crossroads in life.
The universities of the world used to dictate where the best students got their degrees, but today there is a number of learning platforms teaching lifestyle business to a global public online. These new educations focus on mindset, beliefs, personal values, and goals as foundations to build a business where you live authentically. They show you how to make your dreams a reality. learn more about it here
Education for your reinvention
In my search through the forest of online platforms, I tried several. But the one that has the system that is tested and proven – that has the mentors, the tribe and the tools that changed my life is SFM.
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With automation taking over the world you have two choices:
Stay and wait for automation to make you unemployed – and then start thinking…
Learn how to build your dream life leveraging your passions and automation to work for you.