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accept failure. This article notes that “lucky people” are resilient and able to rebound if it
doesn’t work. “And whether or not any chance taken turns out well or badly, the benefits of
regularly seizing serendipity are many. For one thing, it increases our day-to-day happiness
by bringing variety to our lives” (Webber, May/June 2010, p. 64-66). Click on the following
link if you want to read the full article from Psychology Today,
(http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201005/make-your-own-luck).
The Takeaway: Everyone Is A Freelancer Now They Just Don’t Know It
When asked if the freelance pay scale compensates for a fulltime career, Marc replies,
“Because of the nature of the business, you’re a freelancer always even when you have
job it’s a temporary job.”
Marc brilliantly captures the transitory nature of the workforce in this current economy. He
notes, “Even if you get a job on a TV show, a “Seinfeld” is rare that it lasts for so many
years. So many shows last a year or a couple of episodes and then they’re yanked. It’s
not even whether it’s a good show or not. It’s rare for people to even stay on a show for
two or three years. A producer can change. Everything is a part-time job it’s your full
focus for a while. Standup you’re always getting a new job. You have to look at freelance
as a whole career and there will be times when I will have a steady paycheck and times
when I won’t.”
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