Up at 6:30 am. Walk the dog. Eat breakfast. A day\u2019s work, punctuated by a mid-morning break, a half-hour lunch slot and an afternoon break. Then gym, home, dinner, television, bed. Sound familiar? It is the daily schedule for so many people across the globe. It\u2019s a workday routine that might see you fret through a long commute on a packed train or rue time wasted in traffic as everyone heads for the bottleneck that is the commercial centre of your town or city. You might yawn your way through meetings that are not relevant to you, or sit at your desk checking social media until the end of the day, because you finished your work and there isn\u2019t time to start something else. Not you? Well that was certainly me. So I decided to make a change, leaving the security of my regular nine-to-five grind for the gig economy. At the time, my decision generated one of two responses: \u201cWow, that\u2019s amazing,\u201d or \u201cOh my God, you\u2019re nuts.\u201d I prefer the first, although there have been times \u2014 scary times \u2014 when the second response resonated more with me.