Contents

INTRODUCTION 1

1. ABOUT THE FUTURE 7
      Population growth 7
      Space colonisation 11
      The environment 13
      Energy 15
      Water and food 16
      Transport 18
      Employment 20
      Globalisation 24
      Healthcare 25
      What do we need to be, do and have, to survive and thrive by 2040 and beyond? 27

2. ENVISION YOUR BEST FUTURE THAT FOCUSES AND DIRECTS EFFORT 31
      How to define your vision 36
      What is a personal vision and why have one? 36
      So how do you define your vision? 39
      What does it typically feel like to live your vision? 40
      When is your vision not a true vision 41
      How will having a vision now benefit you in the new world? 42

3. ENQUIRING MINDS STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION 45
      The importance of cultivating an enquiring mind 48
      How to develop an enquiring mind 49
      How to develop an enquiring mind in toddlers 52
      How to develop an enquiring mind in young children (up to 9 years old) 54
      Developing an enquiring mind in older children (10+ years old) 55
      How to develop an enquiring mind in adults 57
      Why is it important to develop now for the future 58

4. ENTERPRISING BEHAVIOURS THAT ACCELERATE ENTREPRENEURIAL INNOVATION 61
      Researching the enterprising behaviours exhibited by entrepreneurs 66
      Define a compelling Reason for doing what you do 68
      Adopt a mind-set of Readiness to take on any challenge 69
      Adopt a mind-set of Resourcefulness 69
      Adopt a mind-set of no Regret 70
      Reframe your situation in a positive way 71
      Develop a high tolerance for Risk 71
      Your money threshold determines your Reward 72
      Resilience is intrinsic strength 73
      Be Remarkable in all that you do 74
      Self-Renewal is profitable 75
      Why develop Enterprising behaviours? 76
      How to develop Enterprising behaviours 77

5. ENHANCE EXPERTISE THROUGH EDUCATION 80
      What expertise will be needed in future 84
      How does learning take place in the brain? 86
      What other educational options are there? 88
      Why enhance expertise? 96

6. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE 98
      My 5-Forces Framework for the Future 100
      Faith in self: develop an unfaltering sense of self-belief and self-mastery 101
            How to cultivate self-belief and achieve self-mastery 102
      Freedom: liberate yourself and empower others 105
            How to free yourself from the chains of fear 107
      Focus: adopt the Falcon’s force of focus 110
            How to manage the conflicts and stay focused 111
      Forgive and forget 113
            How to forgive yourself and others 114
      Fun: place the force of fun at the centre of what you do 116
            How to inject fun into what you do 117

7. ENVIRONMENTAL APPRECIATION 120
      How to see the positives in a negative environment 122
      How to create an environment conducive to your life vision 123
      How to preserve the environment 124

8. EXERCISE TO ENERGISE 128

9. ENROLMENT CREATES ECHOES IN THE WORLD 147
      A deep emotional connection – ‘I must do …’ 151
            Guidelines for getting to your ‘I must do’ 152
      Breaching your threshold – ‘I’ve had enough’ 154
            Guidelines for getting to ‘I’ve had enough’ 155
      A radical change in circumstances – ‘I have no choice’ 156
            Guidelines for getting to ‘I have infinite choices’ 159

10. CONCLUSION 165
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 173
REFERENCES 178
ONLINE REFERENCES 182
THE AUTHOR 195

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