You could be a yodeling street-sweeper in the Bahamas and I might be a pineapple-carving poet in Bahrain…we both share the inclination to do a combination of things we love, in our own way and on our own terms.
I think there’s a term for that, and it’s coming into more common usage: creative entrepreneur.
A creative entrepreneur is what a creative entrepreneur does. You are what you do.
Here are some traits I recognize in this kind of life/work problem-solver:
- We’re challenged by working for others and march to the beat of our own drummer.
- We see the world as a place to experience life, not just make it through another day.
- It’s difficult for us to separate what we love from what we do.
See the other characteristics of my fellow creative entrepreneurs in this interview I did with career coach Michelle Ward.
Did I miss any? What would you add? Tell us what makes you a creative entrepreneur (or not) in the comment area.