Freedom — or rather sovereignty — was and still is the main reason I embrace the entrepreneurial lifestyle. Clients and customers are not the same thing as a boss. Do you have to make them happy? Some of them, if you want to stay in business. Do you have to make all of them happy? No. You have the freedom to define what you’re about and what you do. Did I work 100 hours a week for awhile? Yes. But I could still take a break when I wanted to. I wasn’t on anyone’s clock but my own.