By BARBARA MOSES
“Jane started her career as a promising architect with a large international architectural firm. After winning a prestigious award to design a cultural center in Japan, she was quickly promoted to associate. Now she’s been with the firm for 12 years and is under pressure to become a partner.
Instead of doing what she loves, — ‘designing important, quirky buildings and being an artist’ — Jane spends most of her time working on revenue generation, client development and managing the firm’s young designers — all of which she describes as ‘a huge energy drain.'”
– You don’t need to be the guy that creates something new. You don’t need to be ready to change the world. According tho this article, “It’s also not true that you need to be an entrepreneurial, risk-taking visionary. These qualities are an asset, not a basic requirement.” This is a business myth. Setting up a plain old dry-cleaner store or a bakery or a convenience store is good enough. If it allows you to make a living and you enjoy it then you should go ahead and do it! -ed.