The biggest risk a person can take is to do nothing — Robert Kiyosaki
Richard Buckminster Fuller held several conventional jobs before settling into the role of president of a company. At 32, he lost his job when the company began to sink. Depression led him to contemplate suicide before his trajectory changed when he had a Non-Ordinary Transcendent Experience ( NOTE).
He heard a voice which challenged him to live an extraordinary life and so he chose to embark on “an experiment, to find what a single individual could contribute to changing the world and benefiting all humanity.”
He went from a standard management role as an employee to a freewheeling architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist. Contrasting the difference between employment and self-employment he said:
Buckminster’s geodesic dome-the only large dome that can be set directly on the ground as a complete structure and the only practical kind of building that has no limiting dimensions
Self-Employment over Employment
While spending a number of years in my career working in recruitment I noticed how rare it was for people to find job roles that expressed their talents and passions, let alone find employers and work environments that cultivated these aspects.
Outside of work, I met individuals who were able to get the best of everything through designing a different kind of life offered through self-employment.
Alignment between suitability to standard employment and working for an enlightened employer do marry up at times but for most people, this is hardly the case.
The consultancy firm Deloitte report that 1 in 5 people are engaged in their work, the activity we spend most of our lives doing. Taking into account that half of those who report being engaged are self-employed, only 10% of employed people are engaged in their jobs.
Imagine the creative potential and social change that could occur if the genius of that other 90% was unlocked?
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul — Dieter F. Uchtdorf
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Originally published at https://adifferentdrummer.com.au.