So your mind is set. You want to quit your day job and start the business of your dreams… Well, I hate to be a Debbie Downer but I’ve got some bad news for you: millions of other millennials are trying to do the same exact thing.
But, before you start pouting, you must realize this… not everyone will actually pull the plug and venture out on their own. Are you all talk and no walk?
This business tactic is blowing up among twenty-somethings. I even heard someone say that “entrepreneurship is the new black” which has my head spinning with questions…
How do people pull this off?
What about health insurance?
Aren’t they terrified??
So, I decided to use my Journalism degree for once in my life and asked female entrepreneurs how they defeated the odds and made their dreams come true.
Here is what they had to say about making the impossible, possible:
“It doesn’t matter if everyone else doesn’t see your vision. What matters is you see it clearly and work toward your goal every day.”
– Jessica Durdin-Ruhl at The Mommy VA
“Look at your existing skill set and compare that to what’s available out there/ be aware of where the demand is.
Because the jobs market is competitive, I would suggest investing the time and energy into building your own personal brand and freelance if possible.”
– Katie Smith at WiFly Nomads
“Some of the best advice I actually received while carving my path was ‘Come on out the waters fine.’ Which at the time sounded silly but at the end of the day summarized all of it — taking the plunge into the unknown but coming out fine anyway.”
– Becky Mickletz at Remickz Marketing
“No matter how prepared you are, know that there will be successes, failures and unexpected shifts and changes. Everybody goes through it, but you have to be kind to yourself and go with it to get through it.”
– Shana Bearden Dewitt at Tipsy Studio
“For me, focusing on my “why” was important. There are so many decisions to make as you start your own business, that knowing why you are doing something helps you to make each decision in integrity and to build a business that you love.”
– Katie Snyder at Katie Tutors Math
“Having been laid off 3 times in my professional career, no job is “layoff-proof” one of the most important reasons I created my own.”
– Jacqueline Fisch at JacquelineFisch.com
“Being an adult doesn’t mean holding down the dream job. It doesn’t mean working long hours. It doesn’t mean bringing home a bigger paycheck. Being an adult is about hard decisions, about making the right sacrifices at the right time. I wasn’t being selfish by quitting my job. I was being selfish my keeping it.”
– Amanda Green at Mama Bear Green
It’s amazing to see how happy these women are building their empire. What do you think about the subject? Will you be going solo?