I remember this conversation with you and am so glad you were amply encouraged to write it up as an article. I also remember the first time I ever heard you describe yourself as permanently unempoyable. I thought, that is me as well. Great at working with others, but as for working for, on only the terms of others and not being fully engaged and alive in my work. Not me.
And once just after college I was certain that I was going to be a long-time, long-term and appreciated contributor to an organization I was part of. I wanted to see that five year celebration. Multiple occasions of being laid off in Advertising (a fickle industry always) I determined:
I know what I love to do, so I will do it on my terms for people who want to work with me.
This has been my win-win. And I work hard and it is fun and I also feel like there is a little less stress and a different kind of stress.
I hope others find your article an opportunity to both acknowledge, refine and recommit to their business ad-ventures as the "entrepreneur minded" business person they are or want to become.
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