People are becoming entrepreneurs. The mind-set of the employee is vanishing like the factory where it was born. It has to. We’ll all die if we wait for some force outside ourselves—business or government—to bring us jobs or teach us who we are or how we ought to live.
We have to invent our own ways, and that’s just what we’re doing.
A couple of weeks ago I caught up with my old college buddy on the phone. I asked how his son was doing after taking refuge in his parents’ basement post college graduation.
“Michael’s doing great. He moved out to Brooklyn and is doing project work. Very happy, very busy. Michael has four or five projects on the go.”
Call it what you want – freelancer, contract worker, portfolio careerist. The employee mindset is becoming a thing of the past.