I truly believe everyone on this planet has dreams for a better life. Whether it is financial or spiritual, most of us aspire to be in a better place. Personally, I have always wanted the easy road. I found out quickly that this road doesn’t exist. Studying was never my thing and I couldn’t work with my hands. The only thing I enjoyed was sport and TV. Both gave me freedom and escape. Doing the same thing each day is without a doubt the worst possible scenario for some people while others enjoy it. I am unable to do this and that is the reason I got out of the food industry because it was repetitive and boring. There had to be another way and there is in small business.
Many people I associate with work 9 to 5. They enjoy their work but 2 things stand out to me when they talk about their work. Firstly, they get in a rut and start questioning whether they are in the right job, could they earn more, and their boss doesn’t appreciate them and so on. Secondly, they have no freedom. They have to ask their boss if and when they can take time off.
I often get asked, “I have an idea but I’m scared to start a business, it is risky”. This is a common theme and I understand how you completely. What if it fails? How do I pay the mortgage? I don’t have much in savings and don’t want to risk it. These are completely valid fears and we all go through this at one time or another. My view on this is that you do not have to leave your job. I left mine because I was single and living at home still. The conservative way to handle this is to keep your job and do something you love on the side.
Start slow. There is no rush. Keep your expenses low. Mentor someone, sell products on weekends, and write an eBook. There are plenty of ways to create an extra income. If this takes off, then you can leave your day job and work on your business full time.
I often start with my coaching clients, what is your dream? What do you really want to achieve in small business? Write it down and you will achieve it …………