A Futurist’s Forecast for August 2022

Ayelet Baron
2 min readAug 13, 2022

Expect the Unexpected

The overall forecast for August is to expect the unexpected.

In times of transition, letting go is an option since hanging on can lead us astray. We are witnessing events taking place that have unexpected starts and pauses. For example, there are so many job opening where there’s a shortage of workers. And at the same time, layoffs are taking place.

Due to recent heatwaves, there are power outages that stop everything. The financial markets are volatile. Summer travel is now described as hell as flights get cancelled or delayed. And then, there is the housing market and fluctuations in many areas.

The forecast is to expect the unexpected as things become unfamiliar. And it is also a great opportunity to ask ourselves what are we in control of?

Some of us are looking beyond the fluctuations and becoming creative about what we want. There is an energy emerging that understand that we can create powerful change.

Ways of life and rules that we once followed and accepted may no longer be acceptable to us. Because we need to not only expect the unexpected, but embrace it by taking impeccable care of ourselves. And we forecast that we get many chances to practice neutrality.

By understanding what no longer serves our highest and best interest — whether it is ways of thinking, working or living — we are getting clearer on how we can simplify and bring in healthier practices. And it’s personal as each one of us is facing ourselves.

No one is coming to save us; that’s an old story. True transformation requires us to expect uncertainty and create a relationship with the unknown.

Here are some areas to consider, and please add your own:

  • Instead of reliving the past, this is a time to become aware of what is in front of us at this moment
  • Understand and become aware of the root of any resistance; there is no one to blame when we step into our power
  • Become aware of what we are gaining and creating; not losing

This is a time to step out of well-worn habits, break a pattern or walk away from conformity. We will see more people question everything from jobs, relationships to ways of living. A new direction helps us move forward by letting go of the structures of the past. It’s time to consider the role we want to play.

The healthiest option is to give ourselves permission to be our most vibrant and authentic self. Here’s t H. Thurman timely wisdom, again:

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Courage is an ally.

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Ayelet Baron

Pioneering Futurist. Author. Former Cisco strategist. Thinkers50 author. Forbes 50 Female Futurists #indieauthor