Friday, January 19, 2018

The Start Up Mindset...

When you are starting a business while continuing to work your regular job is very difficult. I haven't even gotten to the hard parts yet, so we'll just have to see what happens. Today was my first day back to work after an exceedingly long vacation. It was eleven days. I got so much done on it though. I wrote more than I expected I would on this blog, and my book. Had multiple business meetings so as of now everything is moving forward as planned, so it was great.
For me I find it difficult to work as hard on my business when I'm working. I know that's the eternal conundrum for the budding entrepreneur is whether or not to quit their job. In my case it's knowing when to leave, and not hanging myself out to dry.
I've heard Mark Cuban on Shark Tank tell guests all the time not to do anything but their business. Quit the job and go for it. That's easy to say when it's not your job, or your bills to pay. It's also easy to say when you did it like Cuban did.
However I do agree. I learned during this time off that I'm ready to go for it. All honesty though I'm terrified to leave my job. I'd love to sit on the soapbox and say I've got the resignation typed and ready to submit, but I don't. My job is very demanding and requires a lot of hours which isn't beneficial to a successful start up. So I know the answer. Let's see how long it takes to pull the trigger.

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