Four Scenarios of being Self unLimited
n. an outline of an expected scene, setting or sequence of events
The typical two scenarios of work are: work for someone else as an employee; or be self-employed. Self unLimited expands this idea and gives you four potential scenarios to choose from. Your version of Self unLimited – your Workscape – is shaped by your choice of Self unLimited Scenario. Choosing your Scenario is taking the first action for the Reign Responsibility.
Here are the four Scenarios of being Self unLimited.
S1: Reinvent my work
I reinvent the relationship of Employee-Employer and see myself as a ‘service provider to a client’ (even though it’s a single client). In changing how I perceive this relationship, I change the power dynamic, and position myself as offering the services of Me to an organisation.
You are the embodiment of the information you choose to accept and act upon. To change your circumstances you need to change your thinking and subsequent actions.
~ Adlin Sinclair
S2: Add extra-curricular
I decide there are extra things I’d like to make part of my workscape that are not met by my employer. This extra-curricular activity is vocationally-oriented, and not necessarily something I will get paid for. It’s definitely not something my employer controls.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
~ Walt Disney
S3: Go somewhere else as New
I decide that my current organisation is no longer where I want to be. I seek a new organisation who will value my perspective as a ‘service provider to a client’. I am well prepared on the basis of the seven Responsibilities to negotiate a mutually beneficial working relationship as Scenario 1 or 2.
Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunities – to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work.
~ Klaus Schwab
S4: Take a big leap
I stop being an ongoing employee to an employer; and to be self-employed. I start a new venture, which might be as a free-agent/contractor. Or I might be, fully self-employed, having set up my own business entity with all, that legally involved.
You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
~ C S Lewis
Read the story of Mike (told over 10 episodes), where Mike has chosen Scenario 2 for his current workscape and is exploring what this means for how he thinks and acts differently.
You are currently exploring one of the core concepts of the Self unLimited framework.