Monday, 13 July 2009

The Facts Of Life When You Work For Yourself

I’ve been talking to a few people recently who are thinking of taking the leap to work for themselves. Taking the leap is usually a frightening decision to make, even more so when there is such uncertainty out there. But it can also a liberating process, as you go ‘back to basics’ to look at your raw skills and talents and how that can be turned into a business. If you can pull that off, it’s a very rewarding transition.

I was reminded by a quote from my first book
(‘Leap! Ditch Your Job, Start Your Own Business & Set Yourself Free’):

Life in this scrambled up world is always unpredictable, sometimes scary, almost always liberating. And whatever changes you’ll have to make, whatever the highs and lows, the bare facts remain the same:

“All I have is my bare hands, a bunch of contacts and a few ideas. And with that I have to make a whole load of money”

It’s that simple. GULP (And that scary).

There’s no pay cheque going in your account anymore. There are no guarantees; this is different.

And whatever the challenges of trying to launch a new business or go solo, those bare facts of life can help motivate you to turn your talent into a commercially-viable proposition.

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