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Definitely … Maybe
Maybe you are an aspiring author, counting the days until you can leave the office job and pen your thoughts in a cottage, with a ‘writer at work’ sign on the door.
Maybe you live from weekend to weekend, eking out your sanity between blissful moments of constructing towers of cake and dreaming of the first wedding that one of your confections will grace.
Maybe you have a network marketing business that you run for a few hours a week, but you want to build a team and turn it into something bigger.
Whatever your dream, there comes a moment when the pull of that dream is stronger than the pull of the security of the known. You start to ask whether you should quit your job.
On the one hand are the doubters, telling you that you’re aiming too high and it will never work. On the other are the raving fans of whatever you plan to do. They may be people you know or they may be people who’ve succeeded in your chosen endeavour. They are bright and shiny. They urge you to burn the bridges, set fire to the boats, and live the dream. Should you?
I’m not trying to neg you out here, I’m just being rational. If you have no income, how will you survive? What about your other family members? If you have a dream, but no income, then now is not the time to leave the job.
Don’t give up, though.
The trick is to stay in the game long enough to win it. It takes a while to write a book, or publish one. It takes a while to start a business, or take one from part-time to full-time. While you’re doing so, wouldn’t it be fun to eat?
If You Plan to Burn the Boats, Make Sure You Can Afford a Plane Ticket
The great Jim Rohn spoke of the blessing of part-time work. Here was his formula:
- Work full-time on your job and part-time on your fortune.
- Work full-time on your fortune and part-time on your job.
- Work full-time on your fortune.
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