Seth Godin’s latest post describes a new type of worker, comparing them favorably with the old school workaholic:
A workaholic lives on fear. It’s fear that drives him to show up all the time. The best defense, apparently, is a good attendance record.
A new class of jobs (and workers) is creating a different sort of worker, though. This is the person who works out of passion and curiosity, not fear.
I am deeply passionate about what I do, and am working hard to build knowledge, credibility and profile around it so that I can be passionate all the time rather than relying on clients who expect me to be a workaholic.
Passionate, futzing workers of the world, unite!