When we were children, permission-asking was "part of the gig". I get that. It makes sense.
Our parents (or guardians, or teachers) had bigger brains and tons more life experience. In adulthood, to ask permission -- constantly -- is to cede our freedom to another person (or business, or industry).
The only way to achieve greatness is to go beyond the 40-hour-per-week, working for others, life structure. When we work for ourselves (even if -- starting out -- it is "working on the side" for ourselves), we have the potential to build an income stream that makes us money twenty-four hours a day. (When we work for others, we are merely selling a portion of our time -- the portion when we're most awake. Our most-valuable time! There's nothing funny about that!)
What to do? Read the rest of this article for my ideas on just that!