You can't be your own boss, at least a good one, if you are not your employee first. Giving orders sounds like something we would all like to do, but the thing about being your own boss is that you also need to take your own orders. You get to plan, yes. But you also have to be the one who executes. You get to make decisions, yes. But you also need to do the thing that you decided to do.
Discipline is key to being your own boss. The power to control your destiny comes with the responsibility of doing the thing you decided you were destined for.
Getting to where you want to go requires work. Actual, real, hard work. And that, unfortunately, is an inescapable part of being your own boss.
Music by Kevin MacLeod.