The Affordable Care Act has made health insurance accessible for millions of freelance workers, a number that is expected to account for 40% of the workforce by 2020. For various reasons self-employment is also increasingly popular amongst millennials, with nearly 40% of the millennial workforce already describing themselves as self-employed. To put things into perspective, that is 60 million Americans, and the numbers are on the rise.
The following is based on a talk I gave a few weeks back at Twitch HQ for Women’s Catalyst Lightening Talks.
At the end of September I deliberately kicked myself out of my studio apartment.
I sublet to a friend for two months and hit the road.
Now, I didn’t go very far. I drove around California in my trusty Prius C – living with friends, crashing on couches, spending time in nature.
I did this because I needed to get uncomfortable.
Because I believe that curiosity is greater than comfort.
[ Curiosity Zone > Comfort Zone ] *
I didn’t always believe this.
“Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes fire. Likewise with randomness, uncertainty, chaos – you want to use them, not hide from them. You want to be the fire and wish for the wind.”
Last week I gave a talk at the monthly Catalysts Collective event here in San Francisco on the topic of antifragility. The following points are highlights from my talk.
To understand the premise of Antifragile – Things That Gain From Disorder there are three key areas to consider.