Did you know that there are now 1.4m freelance workers in the UK, and 42.6m in the US?
That’s around 8% of our full-time working populations taking responsibility for their own livelihoods.
Even more interesting, freelancer workers are among the happiest.
Reasons for being happy?
They have more control over what work they will and won’t do.
They orient their work in the direction of the things they most enjoy.
They work outside the constraints of the normal “9 to 5″.
And they also believe that they have more control over what they earn, and when they earn it.
They are role model New Work Pioneers: brave, courageous folks, intent on giving themselves a more livable business experience.
And I wonder what their example says to you?
What lessons can you learn from them? What do you notice about their approach to things that differs from yours? What changes could you adopt, even in your full-time job, that might allow you to be a little happier?
I’d love to get your take on it.