It would be argued that in terms of my social network, my experience and expertise, and my political influence, I am nearing the top of my game and I am certainly well known and I think well respected by my peers, despite my controversial nature. The problem I have always faced in getting paid what I am worth and this has been problem made worst by the recession, especially since I am providing a non-essential business service.
I could be as powerful as I wanted but that does not necessarily pay the bills, and this is what remains frustrating. Like a sea turtle, I lay my many eggs in the hope one may hatch. never knowing which one that may be, and while I get some work, I am still waiting for that golden egg that will give me enough work to set me up for this.
I know I am not the only one in this situation, but that still does not make it very easier!