As I wait for a facility to take my business full frontal, one of the things that has really become clear to me is that if you’re going to go at it alone and pursue your dream lifestyle and job, one thing you’ll need is patience. Without patience you’ll go crazy. Insane in fact. Fortunately, I’ve been in this situation before, waiting for the big break so to speak. Waiting on things (investors, partners, etc) that present themselves as huge potential opportunities that may or may not pan out. In my experience, most of them don’t pan out for a variety of reasons. Even more important than knowing that however is to know that things will likely take longer than expected. When someone tells you ‘I’ll know in 10 days!”…expect to be waiting at least twice that long. And when you do get the response, it’ll probably be something that warrants another fatally optimistic “10 days!” If you’re a freelancer or entrepeneur and want to keep your sanity, stay the course, trust your instincts, and most of all be patient.