Historically we have relied on institutions (companies and organizations) for survival.We've needed to exchange our time for money so that we can meet our basic needs. This dynamic has given institutions power over us.
It has allowed them to control how we do work and for work to function on their terms. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, work has dictated much how we spend most of our time, which is our most precious resource.
We've had to work a standardized work schedule; it's dictated the amount of time we can spend with our family, pursuing our hobbies, and how much time we can work on our personal projects. Our employers have had a great deal of leverage over us.
The creator economy will eventually give institutions less power over us and shift some of the leverage to individuals, which ultimately give us more control over our most precious resource, our time.
We will have the opportunity to work and live on our terms and have more freedom to determine what work will look like for us personally and our family.
Family and personal interests will come first, and work will come second. Creators can turn your personal and family interests into your work. I'm looking for more freedom over how and when I work.
The future of work is asynchronous online. Covid has accelerated this, but the creator economy will allow us to work whenever and wherever it is convenient for us. You can finally build a life and fit work in on your terms and not the other way around.I'm attracted to the idea of working on my own terms and not having to work a traditional 9-5 schedule.
You can work when it works for you; you can devote more time to your personal projects and, most notably, not have to sacrifice time with your family to make a living.