If you have a dream that you want to pursue then the first thing you should do is quit your J.O.B. (just over broke). The worst thing you can do is take a “temporary” job to help pay the bills. Five years later you’re stuck at that same job wondering where the time went and what happened to your ambitions. If you don’t have any dreams or ambitions and just want to survive, then by all means take a job. But if you aren’t like the rest of them, you really have dreams of doing something great then never take a job doing something you hate.
The best thing I ever did in my life was quit my job. The job that I hated. The job that I dreaded going to every morning. People thought I was nuts but it didn’t matter. I had a plan and nothing was going to stop me. I quit with barely enough money to survive for a month. That forced me to hustle like never before. It was a very scary time but it has paid off in dividends.
People say “never quit your job until you’re making enough to support yourself”. Yeah, right. That will take you years to start pulling in enough income from your side gig while spending 50 plus hours a week making other people rich. Quitting your job will show you what you are really made of. It is like being stranded in the Yukon with nothing but a rifle. You have to go out and find your own food or you will starve to death.
Obviously, you must have a plan if you quit your job. You can’t quit with no money and no idea of how to start making money. But if you have an idea, and a fire burning inside, then give up the crummy job. You will be glad you did. Either you will succeed and start doing what you’ve always wanted or you will fail. Failure is not a bad thing. Failure is a fantastic teacher. Here is a very simple formula every great entrepreneur has learned the hard way.
2) Learn from your mistakes
3) Try again until you succeed.
There is nothing worse in life than never trying. Unfortunately most of us never do try and we’re stuck in jobs we hate trying to make ends meet, wondering how the guy on TV got so “lucky”. Never trying is the coward’s way out.
You are on this site so we know that you are not a coward. You may walk, talk and act like one but deep down you have something brewing and you are looking for a way to succeed. You’re just scared to take that chance. Well, what are you scared of? Not having just enough money to barely get by every month? Scared of what people might say? Scared of failing?
If you don’t do it now, you probably never will. And you know it. So just take a chance, for once.
*This article is for the guy or girl who absolutely hates their job and thinks they should be doing bigger and better things. This article is not for the person who has a good job and enjoys it.
But then again if you have a good job that you enjoy, why would you be reading this website?