The term 'Gig' comes from the music world, where performers book "gigs" that are single or short-term engagements. The gig economy is on the rise with almost one-third of the workforce opting for some type of flexible work arrangement instead of a traditional full-time job.
As a result, there's been a growing need for individuals to develop effective self-leadership skills in order to successfully navigate this new work landscape.
Self-leadership refers to influencing oneself to achieve one's goals and objectives. It's about taking charge of your own life, being proactive, and taking responsibility for your actions. In the gig economy, where individuals have more control over their work schedules and tasks, self-leadership becomes essential for success.
"Self-leadership is the practice of intentionally influencing your thinking, feeling, and actions toward your objectives." (Bryant & Kazan 2012)