From Uber to the presidential debates, the gig economy has been dominating the headlines and for good reason. Today, more than a third of Americans are working in the gig economymixing together short-term jobs, contract work, and freelance assignments. For those whove figured out the formula, life has never been better!
The Gig Economy is your guide to this uncertain but ultimately rewarding world. Succeeding in it starts with shifting gears to recognize that only you control your future. Next is leveraging your skills, knowledge, and network to create your own career trajectoryone immune to the whims of an employer.
Packed with research, exercises, and anecdotes, this eye-opening book supplies strategiesranging from the professional to the personal to help you:
- Construct a life based on your priorities and vision of success
- Cultivate connections without networking
- Create your own security
- Take more time off
- Build flexibility into your financial life
- Face your fears by reducing risk
- Prepare for the future
- And much more
Layoffs , recessions , corporate jobs are not only unstable theyre increasingly scarce. Its time to take charge of your own career and lead the life you actually want.