Job Security

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!


Anonymous David said...

It's not a security blanket.

It's paying the bills. Mortgage, food, utilities, gas, insurance, braces, piano teacher, violin teacher, violin, trumpet, basketball camp, dance team fees, ballet class, jazz class, modern class, taxes, toothpaste, the dentist, surgery, a night out with a frazzled spouse, chess club tee-shirts (times 3), Scholastic book order, laundry detergent, Shout (stain remover), pre-SAT test fees, buying the second DVD player for the year, replacing the widndow pane that cracked in the last freeze...

I could go on and on, but it is not just wanting to hold onto a blanket.

11:24 AM  

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