When you’ve made the decision to leave your job, it can be hard to stay focused. Yes, it may take you 12-36 months before you have enough money saved (do you know how much you need to save? Use this cheat sheet if not) – but the excitement is hard to contain. I totally get it.
But if you plan on being a business owner, you need to think like one. What can you do now to make the transition easier, and to grow your business now, instead of waiting until you have “more time” as you could just be setting yourself up for failure.
Here are some ways to take advantage of your current situation to set yourself up for success later as an entrepreneur.
If you want to turn your side hustle into a full-time business, you’re going to have to put in a lot of work. But many of us get stuck on the details and I’ve seen people fail because of the overwhelm of it all.
In fact, I started this blog because I know how personally challenging it was to find all the information I needed.
I knew I needed to learn A LOT, about business, insurance, finance, etc. but I just didn’t know WHAT to learn.
Sounds confusing right? It was.
That’s why I wanted to reach out to some folks who are a few steps ahead of you and I, to get their advice on what they think you should focus on if you’re planning to quit your job in the next 12 months. Continue reading →
A big takeaway I had from this book is figuring out what you want out of your business, and how it’s going to serve the plans you have for your life. The author, Michael Gerber, details these as your Primary Aim and your Strategic Objective.
2018 is going to be the year I grow my business 498%. At least according to the goals I set for myself it is. 🙂
I really want to grow my business, not only because…well who doesn’t want more money, but because I want to expand my reach andbe able to start handing off tasks to the employees I plan to hire.
I don’t want to this be a mega business, but a decent size (10-12 employees) would be nice. As a solopreneur, I can only help so many people before I have no time left in the day.
Also, about 2 months ago I got really competitive. Don’t ask me why or how, but it just happened. I want to beat what I have going right now by about 1,000%, so I figured 500% is a good place to start 🙂
Making time to work on your side hustle can be difficult. You want to grow your side-gig into a full-fledged business, but you also have to find time for family, friends, and most importantly, yourself.
You work 40-50 hours a week at your full-time job, and have to commute to work, so after that, eating and spending time with your family, how do you find the time to add ANOTHER thing onto your plate. I mean, you have to sleep after all right?!