I'm very picky about who my clients are (probably why I only have 5 clients). I won't work for anybody who isn't cool; I use my instincts as my guide and I'm always right. If I ever don't trust my instincts I will always come to regret it later. As a result, I have a bunch of really, really cool clients whom I adore and care about. But when business is bad I worry for them. I've been checking the bank balance of one of my clients a lot lately, even though I'm not on the clock, and I'm worried about what's going to happen. Not because I'm worried about losing a client, but because it would really suck for her if things didn't work out. Because she's so cool.
So, there you have it. My double burden. Anybody need a bookkeeper? The worrying is free, but I charge for all the rest.