Quitting your shitty day-job nowadays is like a blockbuster hits, most marketers even guru’s giving their opinions on why you should quit your 9-5 (actually it’s 9-10 here in the PH) to start a business. Well, it’s very promising knowing that you’ll become your own boss, you’ll have more time not only for yourself but also for your family and ideally make more impact on your community. But, is it really necessary to quit your 9-5 job? Then, jump ship with your idea and start it from scratch? or decide incautiously to execute those million-dollar ideas you have?
These questions floated on my mind since I started, you’re not alone! The reality is, there’s no one-fits-to-all solution. This all depends on what kind of business are you starting out? What are the things you’re willing to give up just to have your idea spread into the world? Also, on how your product affects or may help your target audience? These are some of the general questions that might you think of, not to mention also the geographic feature of where you’re living at? Also, many personal reasons like fear of losing and other stuff.
I know, it’s really hard and I’ll always say this “There is no other shortcut but, to work hard and knowing your deepest whys.” These are my values since then, I don’t really believe in a quick-rich-scheme, or an overnight successes like those ads you keep seeing on most social media channels where they captured their marketing spill with a background of big houses even with some very good-looking cars. This is one of the bullshits that you’ve probably encountered. So, if you’re still reading this I will list down some few reasons or points on why you should not leave (I just don’t like the word “Quit”) your day-job on starting a business, without further ado. Let’s do this!
N1. You don’t have a well-planned business plan
When you’re starting out, it’s easy to say that you have these really big ideas that can change the world. That is a nice statement, right? But, there are steps that you need to take before you can execute and share your business to help people all over the world, these should be well-planned and well-executed.
Again, before jumping out from your comfortable and a well-payed job you should brainstorm a lot whether with a team or solo, seek help from other creatives within your community, business owners and non-BS consultants, list down your goals and consistently iterate your business plan until you think it’s finally ready.
N2. You have bills to pay and your family owes you
Now, these are the very common scenarios. I know you like to build your business to have financial freedom, and another reason is your for your family. These two are the main reasons why you need your job while starting your business. It’s a no-brainer. Right?
It’s a long road that you’ll be taking but, it’s going to be really worth it. Just make sure that you can balance your time for your family while building or iterating your business on the side. It may not work for you but, you can give it a try just always keep in mind that family first before anything else.
N3. You haven’t found your deepest whys
In business, I truly believe that you have to be obsessed with it while being realistic. That’s the reasons you need to find your deepest “Why’s”. Deal with it, starting a business is hard, selling is hard, making it profitable while helping other people is much harder not to mention maintaining your brand promises, in the long run, are also fucking hard. So, whether you’re just starting out or in the middle of something great, I feel that finding your deepest whys will really help you to achieve more. Just be realistic and be honest 101% in any of your engagement and that’s it. Sounds easy, right?
“The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately.”
PS: Go check out “The Side Hustle Journal” created by my good friend Ryan Helms. Whether you want to crush debt, quit your 9 to 5, or travel the world – it’s time for you to expedite the process of building a second income by downloading your FREE copy. Just click here. Also, listen on the Hustle To Freedom Podcast. There’s a lot of good stuff and great ideas on how to start your side-hustle today. I’m in episode 15 (Not a shameless plug. LOL). Thank me later!