As always, really appreciate you insights/honesty on this topic. I totally agree with it all and I think having worked for myself so long is what makes me better at being accountable and more flexible when I work with others.
But the best part was - listen to yourself. That actually becomes a hard thing to do with all the advice/looks/feedback you get constantly from others with both good intentions and bad. But that's why you work for yourself in the first place - you know what you need!