I can't imagine doing what I do any other way and being happy.
I am a designer - a creative in the truest sense of the word - to me design is the ingredient that makes or breaks products and builds or crumbles societies. To do what I love I need space to think, I need to go around in circles, I need to be able to cut out things that don't work, and introduce items that where never on the table without permission, without hesitation - something that is rarely possible in the confines of most corporate settings. That freedom to do the most with the limited time I have - I love it.
To boot, I'm a horrible employee. I don't play well with typical tasks, I'm still mystified by a photocopier, I have learning disabilities like the rest of us - working for someone is more impossible to me than coming up with an idea for tomorrow that could change the way we live forever. That is just how I see the world. I've only had a few "real" jobs working for someone - other than that I've always either lead or worked with individuals - I prefer it. I like to be in the center of it all.
The ability to have control of what I do, the ability to push my team to give more to society, the opportunity to make sure that everything I do is the best idea, the best design that can be delivered without the fetters of someone else's rules is what gets me going everyday. I wake up with a new idea and I have the power to turn that idea into a reality, to change the way people live, to go out on a limb and take big risks and there is nothing holding me back, but me.