Sometimes, when we study hard and get some sort of opportunities in respect to salary packages, positions, and safe future, we drive our self to that corporate life but with the time, you start feeling that it’s not your cup of tea.
You start thinking that you should do business rather than the boring corporate job and probably, that’s the reason you are on this page and reading this article. Quitting your boring corporate career is always a difficult thing to do; either you are 21 years old young guy or you are 45 years old man having 2 kids.
A 21 year old has to look for his own pocket money, needs to complete his family demands or have many questions for their future whereas a 45 year old guy has to look after their family, kids and saving plans for the future of his family.
In both the cases, quitting the job is very tough but if you follow the way I did for quitting my boring corporate career then you will be in a better position to successfully launch your own business.
“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” – Jeff Bezos
If you are in your 20s, you should not worry about money. Your primary focus to learn about is the relationship. Yes! Build relationships. Every person has a few comfortable friends in their life but doesn’t stick to them! Go and meet new people, someone older or wiser.
Connect yourself to the industry peoples, don’t drag yourself directly into business. Know the more wealthiest guy in your community and take your time for picking a decision. This is what I personally did in my life and achieved the taste of success.
Secondly, my focus was to keep myself engaged with novels, biographies and keep learning from them. Don’t stop reading, learning, asking questions and challenging yourself.
When you leave your corporate job, you leave your monthly salary. Now, you are in the business where you have to invest, wait and watch, keep hustling, no office time and keep learning from your failures. Most importantly, you have to follow your passion and never quit once you are in.
Yes, Ask Yourself! Do you want to quit the job or do you need to quit the job? There is always a difference in these two and you need to keep yourself straight and forward about your thinking.
If you are bored from your corporate job, start preparing yourself for launching your own business. There is a timeframe for everything. Don’t quit the job just because you have motivation or an idea to start the business. Sometimes, an idea is not enough and you need to have proper plan/knowledge for proceeding with business.
Here are 4 questions to ask yourself before you make the decision to leave:
1. Are you ready to live without money for 2-3 years?
You might have a good investment for now but with the launching and for carrying out this business, you may not have a sufficient balance for your daily life. Are you ready to give your time and money for the next 2-3 years at least? A job could provide you sustained income but that’s not true with a startup. It’s not about money only, you might not be able to find time for your family. are you ready for that?
2. Any evidence or proof that you could trust in your business idea?
If you are bringing something new to the market, what’s your Unique Selling Point (USP) and how will you market your service or product? Do you have any sort of evidence or proof that your idea or business will fly up high?
3. What if some sort of obstacle comes your way and doesn’t get solved?
While doing business, we start facing problems within or outside the market. We start competing for the market. It might be possible that they can provide some better packages in terms of price or service so what would you do? What would you do if you face any legal issues? Are you the person who loves to solve the problems?
If you are honest and have paused in answering these questions, then think about looking for a different job which is fascinating or interesting than starting a business.
“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert Schuller
4. What should you do before quitting your job?
There is a word “Time Management”. Whenever you start doing more than 2 things, you need to manage the time accordingly. You need to increase your work efficiency, start working on your idea till late night and get as many pros and cons as much you can.
Start meeting new and wiser people, communicating with them and start making a relationship. Sometimes, your connection with them is more than enough for running your startup.
While planning for launching your own startup, think about:
- What to do?
- When to do?
- How to do?
Start making short goals, achieve them and then admire by gifting something to yourself. Short goals will lead you to fulfill your dream. Make your daily tasks, complete them and then go for the next one. Once you are 100% sure about your working plan, leave the corporate boring job and start hustling into the business world.
This is what I did for myself and that’s why I recommended you to look at these things. My motto was not here to demotivate or motivate you but to keep you straight with the points.
What is your experience from leaving your corporate job to starting your own business? Please leave your thoughts below!
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