Creativity is anarchic. You might work for somebody. That creative imp inside your brain doesn't. He's interested in what he's interested in, period. He doesn't care about money, fame, fortune, status, prestige, or the rent check that's due at the end of the month.
To get the imp to work, you either have to ...
Luck out with an assignment that actually interests the Imp.
Trick the Imp into being interested.
Torture the Imp until he comes up with something.
Turn in pure hack work.
Anarchy, it should be noted, isn't chaos.
It's a form of self-emerging order.