Be A Quitter… Eventually.
You have started a small business that you are passionate about, but you are still working full-time to pay the bills? At what point do you hang up the “secure” gig and take the risk of being a full-time entrepreneur?
I was talking to my oldest brother today while driving home from the office (Yes, I was wearing my seat belt and I using a hands-free device). Here’s one thing he said:
“When you start a small business, you want it to eventually be ‘your thing.'” -Aaron Weathers
He’s right, and I think every entrepreneur whether a musician, artist, photographer, or designer desires to take their business to a level where it can completely sustain them. Your dreams don’t have to compete. But, there’s a right way to quit and there’s the other way.
When considering taking your music career, accounting firm, or moving business full-time, I recommend Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job by Jon Acuff. If you want to quit your day job and take your dream to its full potential, I highly recommend you check it out. You can even read the first chapter of Quitter online for free! Take a look and let me know what you think.
Did you start your business to eventually take it full-time? If so, what steps have you taken to make your dream a reality?