Wednesday, September 06, 2006
This is the reason most people don't jump off to start their own business - job security. Why leave the comfort of a steady pay and benefits to risk it all with the chance to fall flat on your face? And I think that's a fair question to ask yourself. And if common comfort is what you're looking for, perhaps sticking with your day job is right for you. But if you're looking for financial freedom (which I don't have yet, but am working towards) is what your vision of "job security" is, you'll have to leave your teddy and blanket behind and get uncomfortable for a while.
This is a difficult thing to do, trust me. I'm in the middle of trying to leave my security blanket behind and I know that it's a very real fear to have my family's comfort on the line. But optimistically, there are a lot of entrepreneurs that have left their blankets behind and never looked back. And guess what... They're doing better than they ever were when they were an employee.
And this will be one of my purposes in conducting interviews with other entrepreneurs - to help us all see that it is scary, but very possible.
Look for episodes with interviews in the near future!