“In a typical day you spend approximately 11-12 hours as slave to another.”
If that is how you view your job then I’m sure you’d quit as soon as you make some money with your business. Possibly even to your detriment.
In one of my first small businesses I made about $500 in a pretty good sale. The first thing I thought was, “YES! Now let’s do it again!” not, “YES! Now let’s quit my job!” In this post I’ll lie out this reasoning for you and in doing so you’ll gain a new appreciation for your job, ignite a small flame in you to grab a different position, and maybe you’ll even hustle that much harder to achieve your business goals.
Here’s why I don’t quit my job at the first signs of life in my business:
Do you enjoy what you do?
If you truly hate what you do and it is something that is destroying your body and will to live, STOP immediately! There are other jobs out there. I understand there are people who’ve been out of work for months, since the recession, even years. But that’s not you. You have employment; you simply need to make a change. Going straight into business may not be the best move right now. Perhaps you need to earn more elsewhere doing something you can enjoy while you build your dream business.
Why are you working?
I push forward in my career because it’s what I truly want to do at this stage in my life. I’ve been jobless, a full-time employee, and a consultant. My consultancy showed me just how much I am worth and taught me a valuable lesson about how best to position myself, my skills, and my goals for the future. What is your job like? What are you doing that you can leverage for your future success? This is one of the reasons you should work. Certifications, experience, and networking are all at your fingertips with the right job.
Use this great opportunity you have. A little insight, ingenuity and change of perspective can change everything. Let's continue this in Part 2!
Husband, Dad, Writer, Ex-Pastor, Product Manager, & Nerd