Free Lance

After discovering where the word freelance comes from, I came to a realization, that hiring independent contractors is as old as the world. The word freelancer is first described in the book Ivanhoe of Sir Walter Scott. It means Free Lance… A Lance for hire. But not loyal to any lord.

It made me think, who those lords are in our modern world. Listening to lords I admire can be a wonderful thing, you can even say, I am loyal to them. But I only don’t get paid by them. So what should you always ask before you discuss your job with your lord.

“What do you want me to do?” And find out if you really enjoy helping.

“Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country”
Willem IJssel de Schepper