You may be considering quitting your job to become an entrepreneur. Some of you are about to make that leap of faith. Some of you may have already made that step in quitting your job to become an entrepreneur. This was something I did in March of 2014. I must say, it was a gigantic step that was made. When I left my job, I didn’t know what to expect because it was something I never did before. I always had a job. I felt like a kid leaving home to go far away to college. All I had was God, faith, and a business to work on.
With that being said, I went through a few challenges when I quit my job to become a full time entrepreneur. Here are the 5 things you can expect when quitting your job to become an entrepreneur.
5 Things To Expect When Quitting Your Job To Become An Entrepreneur
You Will Feel Liberated
Wow! The feeling of freedom when you walk out those doors for the last time. I remember when I put in my resignation letter. It was a weight lifted off my shoulders. It felt like the convict who leaves prison and sees sunlight again (I never been to jail lol). Remember that feeling of the last day of school before summer break? That’s how it feels quitting your job to become an entrepreneur.
People Will Criticize You
The common person is usually taught that having a job is the most secure thing to have. When a person is accustomed to being employed to make ends meet, they feel that it is crazy deciding to leave the safety net of a job to pursue entrepreneur endeavors. When my former co-workers found out that I was quitting my job to become an entrepreneur, I heard a lot of criticism and worries from them.
I heard statements like:
“Are you making money in your business?”
“What if you fail?”
“You are crazy for doing this, what about your wife?”
There was more that was said to me. But what keeps me focused is continuously building my mind by diving into books, audio, and connecting with like-minded entrepreneurs. The worst thing that can happen on this journey is you GROW personally.
You Will Have Second Thoughts About Quitting Your Job To Become An Entrepreneur
That other voice will try to talk you out of doing this. That contrary voice will implant thoughts of doubt, fear and discouragement. You must stay focused and strong willed on this journey. Like I said in the previous paragraph, dive into personal development books, audio, and connect with like-minded entrepreneurs. Having the right accountability will help you stay in the game!
You Will Have A Lot Of Free Time
You will definitely have a lot of time to do whatever you want to do. I remember the day after quitting my job. I didn’t have to wake up to an alarm clock and I didn’t have to rush through the day to get the “fun” things done. I know some of you who are still working a job know how it feels to not have free time. You feel like your life revolves around your job especially if you really don’t like your place of employment.
I must say this, use your time wisely when you leave your job. Remember that you have a business to run and it must succeed so that you will not have to go back to the workforce.
Your Success Is Completely Up To You
At the end of it all, when quitting your job to become an entrepreneur, only YOU decide if you’re going to be successful in your business. You must do the smart work on your business if you want to become successful. You must have goals to aim towards in your business. You must seriously decide in your mind that you are going to be a great success in your business. Set your intentions, write a plan and GO TO WORK! You will see results if you apply yourself.
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