There has been a shift in the way we work. Many see what’s going on but don’t know how to make any moves to protect themselves from becoming a victim of this shift. Historically, there has been two major changes in work. The first established force of work was the Agricultural Age. Where many families worked together tending their land and making a wage. Times were much slower then and the family unit was stronger due to the time spent, the cooperation, and understanding between family to be able to work together that was needed to have a strong business.
The 2nd wave of work was the Industrial Age. This form of work changed the family dynamic where families no longer work together as a team it was a parent that worked. It also created a need for time management do to assembly line work it was no longer the sun that was determining when to work but a clock. A clock and a bell that kept people on track as to produce. This Age lead to a faster pace of living and mass production of not only products but people as far as corporations, schools, and even weapons.
The 3rd wave of work that we are IN is the Information Age…the internet! Working by use of the internet has caused a huge disruption in our households, communities, and in government policies. Businesses are currently striving to catch up to the speed in which the internet is moving and affecting everybody. My interest and passion have been for the “households of the middle-class” in how the internet has changed and is changing the ways in which we work currently today. My drive has been sparked by an interview that I had the opportunity to attend at The Cleveland Playhouse, where the speaker was no other than the Co-Founder of AOL (America Online) Steve Case. He amazed me with his story about when AOL first began, his vision for what will happen in the future with the internet, and how the entrepreneur has an opportunity in shaping the future of the internet. At this event, he gave us his book “The Third Wave” telling what the future of the internet will look like, here’s an insert from his book…
“During the Second Wave, the surge in Internet usage coupled with the rapid adoption of smartphones led to an explosion in social media and the creation of a thriving app economy. Some of the most successful companies, such as Snapchat and Twitter, started with small engineering teams and became overnight sensations, requiring none of the partnerships and perseverance that had come to define the previous era. But there are signs that this model is peaking, that a new wave is about to break. And there is growing evidence that this new period will look quite different from the Second Wave—and quite different from the Second Wave—and quite similar to the First. Third Wave of the Internet will be defined not by the Internet of Things; it will be defined by the Internet of Everything. We are entering a new phase of technological evolution, a phase where the Internet will be fully integrated into every part of our lives—how we get around, HOW WE WORK (my emphasis), even what we eat. As the Third Wave gains momentum, every industry leader in every economic sector is at risk of being disrupted. Think about what’s been happening in Silicon Valley over the past few decades and imagine what it will look like when we apply that same culture on innovation and scope of ambition to every part of our economy. That’s the Third Wave—and it’s not just coming; it’s here.”
The Information Age, for those who take part in it early, has a tool that will allow families and friends to once again work together as a team and rebuild the foundations of homes and communities. This is by no means going back to the “old days” but moving forward taking advantage of the season God is allowing for His glory, for those who can see. The responsibilities of each household will now be reintroduced to a new generation and through innovative ways to work. For Generation X and the Millennials who are awakened and see the shift of work will benefit most and become the most prosperous of this shift. Though this is an exciting time it is also a time that takes a lot of wisdom to guide it in the direction that would help enhance the Kingdom of God.
There is a direction our world is going in and God’s people have the opportunity to take the lead. The younger will debunk the authority of the older if we do not begin to do things we are not used to doing. Things that take us completely out of our comfort zone. The relevance of adults will begin to diminish after time, in some ways, it has already. Young adults simply Google their answers to questions. Are you aware that computers have become a type of authority? We can not allow computers nor any “Age” we live in to replace the time spent to intentionally parent our children. We have to be intentional to establish “bonds” with our children. Great “bonds” that are created by the TIME we spend as parents with our children. The way the middle class has traditionally work is being challenged by the Third Wave of the Internet. I see an opportunity for the loose ends of parenting to be tied because of it! The voice of the parent has a transferable quality when teaching about how to identify the voice of God and His truths. We must look at “who” or “what” is spending the most time with our kids? Whose voice is being heard most when it comes to teaching them? The days we live in are not the same and they will continue to change as it is supposed too but how have you?
I am currently on a mission to use this opportunity for God’s glory! I promote TIME for parenting through Entrepreneurship. This “wave” is nothing to be afraid of. This shift of work for those who cease the moment can actually take part in cultivating more time for family. This shift of work will allow us more freedoms for those who are open-minded and willing to try new things. I have been empowered with a business tool and the wisdom to navigate through this change. My sweet spot as a whole are for moms. This is why I have developed my brand H.O.M.E. ~House Of Mother Entreprenuers~ to help teach and empower others with a tool to own their time to do what God has called them to do in this season. He is allowing His people the time to rebuild and restore through untraditional ways of work.
There is a new groundwork that needs to be laid for the next generation and that work must start in our homes first. This may take a complete uprooting of everything you have built and established to do it. This may take a radical change of routine. This WILL take a heart who is willing to obey! This new world of information has a very fast momentum and the time is now if we want to make sure our children are ready to operate in it (the way God has called them too) and not of it.
Parents, we have got to get past our fears! What are you doing to take part in this “Third Wave” non-traditional work? Do you currently have an internet business that your building to cultivate an extra stream of income? Now is the time to begin that shift. Email me at email@example.com I have a tool that can help you begin that learning curve.