I worked with large, multinational companies for over 14 years. Learned lots of things in the earlier years, but then became mostly boring and reptitive work — dealing with corporate politics and ladders etc.
What I realized is that working in a corporate environment doesn’t give you much freedom with your work, nor does it allow you to be as creative as you’d want. People don’t get the chance to use their full mental capabilities because corporations follow a certain set system which cannot be eaily changed.
I believe that part of their system is outdated. Such as, sitting in a particular desk or following specific working hours etc. Nowadays people are working on their own time, anywhere they see fit, and still getting the job done. The entire corporate lifestyle is getting outdated, and eventually phasing out.
I personally thought that I could use my skills in other things. Such as, being a consultant to multiple clients or working on multiple projects of my own. That became like a portfolio to me, which means that the risk is spread out. If one company or business relationship fails, it doesn’t affect me much as I have other projects I’m working with. That’s as opposed to being employed at one company and it faces failure, then I could possibly lose my job or have my salary cut and such.
I left the corporate world nearly 7 years ago and haven’t looked back. This gave me the opportunity to work on my own terms and use all my skills to get as creative as I want with my work, building my own personal brand equity and future value.
Do you agree with this?