Do you think you have to quit your job in order to do what you love?
For some people that might be the case, and it might even work for them.
But we have to be practical, can you afford to quit your job and start doing what you love full-time?
Do you have a plan in place for how you are going to build a business?
It’s easy to think that you can quit your job and spend all your time building your passion business and everything will work out.
While passion is important, it is also important to be practical.
You see, when you talk to most online entrepreneurs, you’ll notice that most of them say that it took them 12-24 months or longer to gain traction. And during this time they worked extremely hard.
The reason I tell people to find their passion is because without passion, you wouldn’t keep going after 6 months of no results, would you? I know I wouldn’t. Besides, you do not have to quit your day job in order to start a blog or website on the side.
Sure, you may not have as many hours to spend on your passion project, but you will get it off the ground and you will be in a stress-free position to experiment. Let’s say you start a blog about gardening – because you love gardening, it’s awesome – and you’ve quit your day job, so you need money and you need it fast.
You start monetizing your website and trying to sell, sell, sell, and it doesn’t work, because now people hate you. You’re just another person trying to sell them stuff without providing any value. Building your business takes time and patience.
Do I hear you saying that you don’t have the time or energy to do anything after you get home after work? That kind of sucks, because then you won’t be able to build your business and do what you love. Seriously though, it’s completely up to you. I’m not saying you should believe what I say.
Take what resonates with you and ignore the rest. I’m not here to tell you what to do. I’m here to provoke new thought and help you look at things from a different perspective.
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