In the face of persisting economic downtrend and joblessness remaining near 8 percent, many people have given up on the standard path of college plus career equals job security. Employment grew only by 69,000 for the month of May, the lowest it’s been in a 12 month span. As more and more people are being met with pink slips and little job prospects a sort of return to pioneerism is taking place in America.
Like the settlers travelling out west to strike their fortune, many victims of layoffs are choosing to strike it out on their own and Oregon resident Jonathan Mead is leading the way.
Jonathan Mead, who left the corporate world in his early 20's to build his business, helps would be entrepreneurs turn their passions into profit and to live and work on their own terms.
This new frontier is a mix of both online and offline businesses, but it’s not your father's typical entrepreneurial endeavor. Technology is playing a huge part in creating a revolution of microbusinesses - businesses run by your Average Joe that can spread across nations, with increasing earning potential.
A new revolution is taking place. Jonathan Mead has declared that it is time to stop fighting a war against ourselves and doing meaningless work that goes against our very nature. Everyone wages wars and it results in... more wars. We need to start waging peace. It is time for a new paradigm and it starts with Paid to Exist, an online community that helps free people from the tyranny of the 40 hour work week. The concept behind Paid to Exist is that the line between work and play disappears so that we can no longer tell the difference. This shift in our way of thinking is imperative if we are going to survive the changes that this economic downturn has brought.
Jonathan says, "We aim for a zero life separation. So many people feel that their life and their work have to remain separate. We try to optimize our lives, viewing life as a problem to be solved. Balance becomes our highest achievement and we stop appreciating life as an adventure just waiting to be seized."
Mead explains these shifts are critical. Instead of battling ourselves day after day, and working ourselves to death we need to find a better way and bring an end to this system that is no longer working and cannot continue to sustain us into 21st century.
Mead describes Paid to Exist as a community for people who want more out of life. "We live in silent suffering everyday just waiting for a reason to break free. This is our declaration of independence from the status quo"
Join the revolution at http://paidtoexist.com. For more information or to request an interview please contact:
Name Adrianne Laconi