"The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not fighting the old, but on building the new."
The inspirational message for the self employed from this quote is:
Socrates challenges us to apply a dramatic attitude change which helps us to focus our energy on building the new so we can eventually replace the old. While the old system decays and slowly dies around us, we, as evolutionary reconstructing peaceful warriors, can build the new by using the ashes of the old as compost for the garden of the new. We have a choice: learn to live in ashes, or rise like a phoenix.