Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How To Get Rich - Visualize The Future

Do you think anyone can really predict what the future will be ?

Do you think the wealthy have an inside track on future trends ?

The truth is, common sense can go a long way to predicting future probabilities !

Future Trend Analysis 

Future trend analysis is basically sitting down and trying to visualize what the future may be like. In order to do this, you first must be current and up to date with the way the world is today. In order to keep current, you must get out and observe as much as you can about your surroundings and what other people are doing.

Big corporations and other wealthy individuals spend a lot of time and money researching what the future may be like. The average individual however, does not have the time nor the resources to compete in this way. But in this modern age, the average individual does still have the ability to do their own research in a much more cost effective way. They can use the power of the internet to research almost anything they want and for free.

Tools To See Into The Future

It's true no one can really see into the future. However, the larger your sighting area the more you will learn about yours and other cultures around the world. There are a couple of good sites that you can get a free subscription to that will open your eyes to what is currently being developed and marketed throughout the world.

The first is a site called Springwise.com which sends you out a weekly email on new entrepreneurial ideas from throughout the world. A must weekly read for keeping up to date with new ideas.

The second is a site called Trendwatching.com which will send you regular emails regarding newly developing consumer trends and business ideas throughout the world. Also a must read for keeping up to date.

Make these two tools a regular part of your ongoing routine and you will quickly see how much farther your horizons will become.

What To Do

Utilize the above two tools that are free and easy to use. Continue your search for other sites that may add to your development as well. Remember, things are changing daily and what you learn today may be old news in the not too distant future.

Always observe your surroundings and watch what other people are doing. From their obsession with their smart phones and related apps to buying habits of consumers in a mall. From what they are doing in their spare time to what they are eating for lunch. A trend can often be seen simply from observing others.

Opportunities for new products and services are all around us. The key is to first observe a problem or trend and then fix the problem or capitalize on the new trend. Basically keep your eyes open wide and never take anything for granted. In the blink of an eye, the world can change, literally.

As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions for future topics.

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