One of the nice things about working for yourself instead of working for an employer is that you quickly get a sense of who you’re working for and how much.
How much time are you spending to pay your taxes, to pay for your personal upkeep, to pay to keep your licensure up to date?
How much time are you spending to pay your “future self” in the form of savings?
This information is partly hidden in the daily grind and the biweekly paycheck.
You can walk around in a haze, pulled by momentum and events and never realize the big picture.
It’s a reveal which allows you to prioritize your efforts and live the life you choose.