And if you are a solo operation "employ yourself".
Why Gar, whatever do you mean by that?
Glad that you asked.
Expect from yourself what you would expect from an employee - if you had one.
Did your employee (you) skip breakfast and now is too run down to get the job done right? Need to have a discussion with him (yourself).
Is your employee (you) burning the candle at both ends? Need to discuss time management and job priorities with them (yourself).
Does your employee (you) have poor nutritional or substance issues? If it effects the job, need to discuss solutions with them (yourself).
You get the drift on all of that, right?
Treat you as much as an employee as you treat an employee.