Wikipedia defines a Free Agent in business as
someone who works independently for oneself, rather than for a single employer. These include self-employed workers, independent contractors and temporary workers, who altogether represent about 22 percent of the U.S. labor force. The term free agent is believed to have been coined by Daniel H. Pink, author of a 1997 cover story in Fast Company titled “Free Agent Nation.
What I like about being a Free Agent:
Business professionals tend to think that a travel day is a time suck and that they can’t get anything done by virtue of being trapped at an airport waiting for planes (for example). The most they can do is stay in touch with their office via their mobile device. I challenge that notion.
Yesterday was a travel day for me. During the 2 hours I spent sitting at Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport, I wrote my weekly blog post, put the final touches on a workshop presentation for tonight and wrote and scheduled my twice-per-month e-newsletter.
When I talk about what I do as the “Get It Done Girl”, Twitter usually comes up as the most intriguing topic. There’s a certain etiquette involved; there’s some new vocabulary. What makes Twitter even MORE social is what’s called a #tweetup. A tweetup is an in-person gathering organized via Twitter, often spontaneous. Most often, companies use them for things like hosting launch parties, connecting with customers and introducing like-minded followers to each other.