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I don't know if this would apply to *just* becoming a independent contractor, but I would recommend the book E-Myth, by Michael Gerber. It is great for helping people who "work for themselves" to change the way they view their business.

He wrote the book to address the fact that many people start a business to do something they like, only to end up hating it after several years. I read it at the time when I was working for a very small consulting firm, and it perfectly described the state of the company.

I used to consider myself a contractor (i.e., a highly-paid temporary worker), more than a business owner. I now try to look at my business as a real business, and I've found Gerber's ideas to be challenging and encouraging.

I hope you enjoy your vacation (or enjoyed it, if it's already past).

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