The “being your own boss” myth still comes up a lot. I try to pop that bubble whenever I can. Sabrina Parsons says it today in her post at MommyCEO:

The business is your boss. You live breathe, eat your business 24 hours a day. Your children know exactly what you do, and at a very early age understand that the business is a part of the family. Your friends understand that often times you need to deal with emails, phone calls, financial worksheets, on weekends — not because your mean boss is making you, but because your livelihood depends on it. Your dinner table conversation with your spouse is 9 times out of 10 about business.

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Tim Berry is the founder and chairman of Palo Alto Software and Bplans.com. Follow him on Twitter @Timberry.