If you’re someone who is close to me or otherwise knows me personally, you know that I was very close to quitting my 9 to 5 job up until a few weeks ago. I’ve expressed my desire to take the full entrepreneurial plunge multiple times on this blog, but had yet to take any action. The idea factory (inside my head) was constantly in motion, churning out idea after idea, some good, most probably bad or unrealistic.
The idea of quitting your job to make it “on your own” is extremely appealing. You’re your own boss, you set your own goals, and you are the only person ultimately responsible for your wild success or your epic demise. It’s all in your hands. This power and excitement of uncertainty began to cloud my judgment and I think I was missing the big the picture.
My goals and overall plan have not changed, but my timeline and approach have been modified. If you are planning to quit your job or have only thought for a few minutes about what it would be like to start your own business, you’ll want to keep reading. Even if you’re perfectly content working for someone else for the rest of your life, consider this food for thought.