From personal experience, I have been both. I thought by following someone else and helping them elevate their own business and dreams, while leaving my hopes, dreams of businesses on the shelf. I became their guinea pig, I became the person that tested out what they were creating, the one they used to grasp ideas and concepts and the one that got their poo-poo attitude.
I believe that just like me, it is YOUR TIME to BE YOU and to make YOUR OWN way in this world! Be a Pioneer!