I've moved on to other authors and better books over the years. But the biggest thing that stuck with me - from this particular book - was this...
Successful Self Employed People and Successful Business Owners are two totally different things.
The distinction can be boiled down to one easy statement...
Only a successful business owner can go on vacation (leave his business completely alone) for a full year and his business will just as profitable or MORE profitable when he gets back.
My reason for becoming an entrepreneur is really simple. I simply want to do whatever I want, whenever I want to. This is only possible if I'm a business owner.
I'm still working on taking myself away from working in the business to working on the business. But I'll eventually get there. It's inevitable.
Nothing wrong with being self employed. You still have a lot of advantages over being an employee. But in order to make sure your business decisions are more clear, it helps to know the distinction.