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“It’s the future that keeps me excited,” Barbara Winter writes in her newsletter. “All of us who are engaged in our own enterprises are also pioneering a new definition of what it means to be an entrepreneur.
“Yes, we might choose to build a conventional business with employees and pension plans. Or we might decide to remain a one-person operation.
“Either way, at the heart of this new paradigm is a fierce determination to create soul-satisfying work that suits us as individuals.
“Whether we know it or not, we’re blazing new trails and others will benefit from our discoveries.
“So while the future may seem unsettled to many, one thing I know for sure is that the most successful self-bossers will be those who are paying attention.
“They’ll be showing up in seminars, feeding their inspiration, managing their resistance, connecting and collaborating with other self-bossers and gathering stories from wherever they find them.
“This new breed of entrepreneur is proud to be a lifelong learner and thrilled to encounter new ideas. Retirement is not going to be their one and only life goal. For the joyfully jobless, it may not be a goal at all.”
From JOYFULLY JOBLESS NEWS March 2009 – newsletter of Barbara Winter, author of Making a Living Without a Job: Winning Ways For Creating Work That You Love.
Barbara Winter is also a workshop leader and contributor to career change programs at Changing Course.
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