No one understands me.
Correction, no one understands what I do.
No, that’s not right either. VERY FEW people understand what I do for a living.
That’s because what I do is foreign to what so many people understand as “work”.
- I don’t sit in a cubicle.
- I don’t commute.
- I don’t have regular hours.
- I don’t have a boss
- I hang out a lot on social networking sites.
- I can always make it to my kids’ school functions in the middle of the day.
- I work from a spare bedroom in my house.
- Sometimes I work on an airplane
- Sometimes I work at Panera Bread or Starbucks.
- And sometimes I work pulled over on the side of the road driving from point “a” to point “b” while on vacation.
For people used to a 9-5, cubicle-dwelling job, It all sounds a bit fishy, doesn’t it? Perhaps.
But I guarantee you I work as hard or harder than the average “Joe Paycheck”.
From a business standpoint, Peter is a lot like me. Only with ADHD. And a penchant for jumping out of airplanes. And even though I’m always quite busy…he’s WAY busier than I am.
Today, Peter posted to his blog a manifesto-like essay called “Why Don’t You Do Some Work?”
Click here to read (Will open in new window)
It’s a fantastic take on the life of a consultant/entrepreneur/speaker.
So, for those many people who wonder what I do. Or for those who think the life of a consultant is easy, check out Peter’s post.
Then let me know what you think.