I've heard a lot of talk around needing to leave your job to pursue your dreams. Some mention these sentiments implying that keeping your day job means that you lack FAITH in your goals. I don't necessarily agree with this. I believe there is more than one way to skin a cat. In other words, there are many routes to get to your destination. Some may take longer, but you'll get there nonetheless. FAITH means Fearlessly Attaining the Impossible by Trusting your Heart. If your heart is telling you that it's not time to leave your job, trust yourself! If this sounds like you, I'd like to share some tips on how to continue believing in and making progress towards your dreams while keeping your day job.
Be realistic about your goals and what it will take to get there. If you'd like to start a business or pursue a passion of yours, it's imperative that you know exactly what you will need to reach your goal. Research and network with others that are in your desired field and get clear on what the prerequisites are. If you want to be a photographer, research what it takes to build a successful business. Find mentors and peers that can guide you in the right direction. Know how much money you will need to invest in the proper tools for your business. You will need this in order to begin the next step, creating a plan.
Create a solid plan and stick to it. Now that you know what it takes, devise a plan to take the necessary steps to success. If you know that it will take you a year to lay the foundation of your business, then plan out the whole year with monthly goals to keep you on track. This step is crucial. It's important not to just SAY you're leaving your job in a year, you must clearly define what that looks like. If you don't, the year will pass you by and you will not be ready. This leads to my last step, getting support.
Get support to hold you accountable and keep you on track. Now that you have a plan and are committed to it, get the support you need through networking, mastermind groups, mentors, and coaches. This step will not only keep you on track, but it will also keep you motivated. Your supporters will not only be your cheerleaders, but they will encourage you to grow as a person and entrepreneur. They will support you in never losing sight of your vision and why you're in this in the first place.
You can do this, anything is possible if you believe in yourself. As always, I am here to support you, I want to see you succeed! Keep the FAITH in your dreams and in YOU!
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