[297] The Future Trends You Need To Know

Posted on /by Natalie Sisson/ in Podcast / 2 comments

The future is here.

Most of the things we used to think of as science fiction are slowly becoming a reality.

(Okay, maybe we aren’t anywhere close to traveling back in time, like Marty McFly and Doc Brown, but you know what I mean)

Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and self-driving cars are all here. Within a few years, these new technologies will permeate every part of our lives; just like smartphones and the internet today.

With the rate at which innovations are coming, does it even make sense to create a business plan? For all you know, your business model might cease to exist next year.

In 1998, Kodak had almost a monopolistic control on the photography industry. But they went bankrupt a few years after that, and are just known as the photography pioneers of the bygone era.

I bring all this up because I received an email about what’s headed our way in the future. And it got me thinking about my business and planning my ideal year.

In this episode, I will share with you the email that got me thinking about the future. Then I’ll go into how that influences how I’m planning for my business and life.

I’ll talk about why planning your ideal year is the best future-proof strategy you can implement, and also how to have a clear vision for your future, so you can adapt and pivot when the time comes, not be at the mercy of changing trends and leaps in technological innovation.

Listen in to this episode to learn about:

  • Why you don’t need a business plan
  • A random email that came into my inbox which is worth listening to and very fascinating

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How to Plan Your Ideal Year

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  • Podcast 297 – this was the first one I have listened to and I loved the email you read out. I agree, things are happening/changing super fast. I will need to listen again to write some of the things down unless you are going to post it somewhere. The App for kids to learn on Smartphones – was it Card Academy. I looked it up and what I found was designed for Autism but I could see a great application for kids in remote Aboriginal communities who don’t like going to school. I think something that engages them in wanting to learn would be awesome. And Bitcoin – a political party has just formed (grown from less than 100 to over 5000 members in one year) in Oz with one aim to improve democracy and it is based on BitCoin technology. Check it out – Flux Party. Only disappointment there weren’t any ideas for saving the planet (other than petri dish veal and eating insects). Thanks again

    • Hey so glad you enjoyed it. I will make sure the links get added into this post as best we can find out. It’s certainly food for thought and I’ll be interested to see how much of this actually happens in the next 5 years! Also thanks re the Flux Party – I’ll check them out

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