If you have not realized it, you are your longest employer, At the same time you are your longest employee. Hence, whenever you generate an income, you should pay a portion to yourself first.
Since you are your longest employee, you should take good care of yourself. Make sure you eat properly and have enough rest.
If you are working at a job, you are having one customer. If you are running a business, you would be having more than one customer. If you think of it that way, it seems better to work for your own business. It seems less risky.