People who integrate diverse elements to create novel solutions and creations don’t necessarily come up through normal channels or have typical backgrounds.
Time will tell how useful, successful and novel my solutions and creations are, but I certainly don’t have a typical background for an intellectual, an artist, or a businessperson. (For more on my work, see http://proxthink.com, http://artdown.com, and http://proxearth.com.)
As such, I don’t conduct my intellectual, art or business affairs in a typical way either.
Nevertheless, something needs to change, because what I’m doing to make ends meet right now is killing me. It’s hard on my body, and takes enough time that I’m not making good progress on my various projects.