Here’s one of the best analytical caveats of all time:

There are three kinds of falsehoods: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Studies assessing the chances of improving one’s lot in life have consistently produced daunting conclusions, many of which are viewed from whichever point of the political spectrum suits a particular perspective, and some of which are downright apocalyptic.

However, there are stats out there representing hard truths. Here’s a video that went viral a couple of years ago, and it remains relevant today:

From a social standpoint, everyone will have their own interpretations. The relevant issue here, though, is how does this scenario affect you?

In the working world, a key factor may be geography. Here’s a table compiled by Harvard’s Equal Opportunity Project that infers life in a hi-tech hotbed offers more opportunity:

equality of opportunity

The gem to be mined here is obvious: hi-tech can change lives. By extension, software is essential in making this happen.

It’s already a given that in the 21st century, the opportunity is ripe to take control of your financial well-being.

Take particular note of Element No 3 in the Dot Com lifestyle’s mantra:

  • You need a plan, something you’ll like to do 1-2 hours a day;
  • You need a mentor, someone who’s been there successfully; and
  • You need to automate your tasks, so your rote operations will run themselves.

Automation software is vital in refunding time, which is the true currency of life.

One free online tool that can be invaluable in this respect is the If This Then That program. It allows you to activate a task or series of tasks when a given action occurs. This is called programing a récipe, which is a simple process:

With IFTTT, you can do everything from organizing your business messages to setting up a social media distribution network. It’s user-friendly to the extent that you definitely do not have to be a geek to work with it.

No matter where you live, what your age, or why your social circumstances, the Dot Com mantra can put upward mobility under your control. The resources are there and are not financially prohibitive.

It starts with a disciplined commitment to take action. So it’s down to you to change your life. As it should be.

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