I find this to be one of the most fascinating questions we ever seek to define.
I always like to say, “It depends. Who is asking?’
The easy answer is I am a consultant. Is that vague enough?
A lot of the additional response is always framed by the answer to my question, “Who is asking?
I bake. That is one of the things I do. Heck, I even made money doing, once upon a time, in a land, far far away. We call it Kansas.
As a baker, I had to know how to read a recipe. The recipe provides you the things you need to make something yummy. Alas, that is but part of what is needed to bake.
Baking is a science and an art. There is skill involved in creating a work of art from scratch. This is why I have the utmost respect for those who can do it and make it look so easy. Although it was amazing, I needed to find a way to make more money, a wee bit easier so that I could take care of the other responsibilities in my life.
I took this skill set of reading the recipe, accurately interpreting it and creating the masterpiece and began applying it to other things in my life so I could finance the rest of my life. Somehow, slowly I became entrenched in telco, which is where I remain today.