The more compliant you are, the more useless you are. You will be replaced by someone cheaper, because there is always someone cheaper. Instead of complaining that your compliant jobs are going to India or China or wherever, go and do something extraordinary and be better at it than anybody.
You have no excuse anymore!
Nobody can tell you that you can’t!
You can’t say anymore “That publisher didn’t publish my book” or “That company didn’t want to pay me to do x y z.” Stop complaining, just do it! If it’s good then people will come and pay you to do more of it, until it gets boring and everyone is doing it cheaper.
Inspired by Seth Godin: https://youtu.be/PJ6eZIYZsyg