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Learning to be a good boss--to myself

I've been working professionally as an editor since 2008 and I first started freelancing in 2011. Originally, freelancing was designed to pay down debt while my day job salary was designed for everyday expenses. But over the years, I started wondering more frequently: what if I freelanced full time? Could I make it? The answer always seemed to be no. But then I got an editing assignment that completely changed my outlook. It was a book by Trevor Blake, a name that I had never heard. But as I made my way through his book, I realized he might be the most important person in my career. Trevor is the author of New York Times bestseller Three Simple Steps, a guide to succeeding at business and life. The work I was editing was a followup that focused more on succeeding at home-based business. Reading that book made me realize that I could succeed working at home, but only if I worked a lot harder than I was used to.

So here I am, thirty days in to being my own boss. I wake up at 6 AM se…