It was weeks before my final day and it so happens I was listening Daymond John being interviewed on NPR during my commute. Daymond John said 1 thing that almost made me think twice.
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He said something to the tune of: If you’re thinking about starting a business or you’re really passionate about moving forward and doing something of your own – don’t quit until it makes sense. Don’t quit your day job.
And I’m like, the only thing that makes sense to me is to follow my gut, my heart and my purpose. Then I justified it with the thought that he was only talking to the other fools with no discipline, grit or guts. Not me.
To leave my job is the absolute scariest decision I could ever make and I remember it being a ‘no other option’ decision, there was nothing else in the world that I want other than to become a full time entrepreneur.
I had no idea what was in store for me.
It’s been 3 months since leaving my full time job and things have been moving ever so slowly for me giving me a much needed time to reflect and heighten my self-awareness. Over the last few weeks I have been meaning to gather my journal leaflets and structure it in the form of an article to help others that are thinking about quitting or starting over as these lessons are universal.