We are excited to present this series on the rise of the Independent Doer. Work today is increasingly being re-defined and shaped by larger forces around us. Independent work is gaining ground in many industries in recent years, even in traditional ones where we typically do not see many freelancers. If you’re looking to understand the freelancing phenomenon …or if you want to know more about the freelance economy, stay tuned!
WHO ARE INDEPENDENT DOERS?
The world has changed. That is a fact. We have already seen major shifts in the way we live and work because more people are embracing independent work. In this series, we explore the rise of independent working and what it means within the context of larger, global shifts.
The self-employed population is an extremely diverse group. Not only because their occupations are different; their circumstances and motivations differ greatly, and thus their challenges differ too. So when looking at the global self-employment rate of 48%, it is important to note that this includes self-employment by choice as well as due to necessity.
In this series, we will focus on those who are self-employed by choice, or “Independent Doers” as we like to call them. Rather than focusing on their employment status, let’s take a look at some of their key traits and attitudes towards work.
Independent Doers could include freelancers (e.g. programmers, creatives, editors, social media marketers), start-uppers (founders of start-ups and start-up teams), entrepreneurs, trainers/coaches, and many more.
Some general traits of an Independent Doer could be:
- A purpose-driven self-starter
- Game-changing personality
- A global citizen able to operate anywhere in the world
- Well-informed on global trends and developments
Do you identify yourself as an Independent Doer? What are some other essential traits should Independent Doers embody?
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