I love this post. We are doing exactly this. We are arranging our life to be able to travel the world with our family and have been rethinking everything. I really appreciate the distinction you made between the consultant and patchworker. I feel like we are the ultimate entrepreneur because we seek out needs and find ways to fill them. It is great to be able to reinvent yourself and use a virety of skills like you mentioned. It is extremely fulfilling and flexible. I wouldn't change it for anything. I wrote 2 posts inspired by this lifestyle and your article on our blog www.FamilyTrek.org -Our Quest to Work Less, Live More and Travel the World with Our Family-http://www.familytrek.org/making-work-work-for-you/http://www.familytrek.org/achieving-the-family-travel-lifestyle-patchwork-income/Thank you for so very articulating this awesome option to the 9-5 grind!
Loved your book too! Your approach is so helpful and gives me hope for a new adventure in employment. Thanks!