I have to agree with this great article, i have notice this part

"If I could just get one client then I could quit my job.” My response is always the same, “Until you quit your job, you are never going to find that first client."

i been there , we might not like our jobs but we know we are in a comfort zone of making money, in other hands deadlines can be good , but how to risk your comfort zone, how to overcome the feeling that maybe the deadline (all the payments) will not be accomplish.