When you work for others you are at their mercy, they own your work, they own you, your creative spirit is squashed! What keeps you in such positions is a fear of having to sink or swim on your own! Instead you should have a greater fear of what will happen to you if you remain dependent on others for power.
Your goal and every manoeuvre in life must be ownership, working the corner for yourself. When its yours, its yours to lose. You will be more motivated, more creative, more alive. The ultimate power in life is to be completely self reliant, completely yourself.
Be Great !