REAL TALK: There’s never going to be a perfect time for you to start.
There, I said it 🤷🏽♀️
As humans, that are typically afraid of change and the unknown, we’re always going to have some reason as to why we “can’t” or “shouldn’t” do something 🤪
“I don’t have the money.”
“I am way too busy.”
“What if it’s not a good idea?”
“What if I fail?”
“What if no one supports me?”
Imagine if I had used these excuses before launching my blog or even @galgetaway…. you likely wouldn’t be here reading this right now!! 😏
Well here’s the thing, while I don’t believe there’s ever a perfect time to start, I do believe there are PRACTICAL ways to 👇🏼
(1.) Save up at LEAST 6 months worth of expenses before you jump off the deep end
Going your own route is all fun and games until you realize you can’t pay your bills 🤪
With each new paycheck you receive, begin to set some money aside so you have a bit of cushion for when you take the leap.
SUGGESTION: Listen to The Dave Ramsey Show for in depth discussions on how to make smart financial decisions in business AND in life 🙌🏼
(2.) Begin establishing your personal brand NOW
If you REALLY want to be your own boss and you SAY you’re willing to do “whatever it takes” to make it happen, then uh…. 👀
Why aren’t you starting on your side hustle now????
Why wait when you HAVE some $$$ cushion with your job NOW, to begin tinkering around with the ideas you’ve been craving to pursue??
SUGGESTION: Read @garyvee’s book, “Crushing It.” It will whip you into shape REAL fast 💪🏼
(3.) After you’ve saved up some money & started your side hustle, cut back on your work hours at your job
This is more of a personal tip, but it’s one that has, in the past, helped (1.) create a smoother transition for me, (2.) freed up a little more time to pursue my passions, and (3.) gave me even MORE money to work with when I was fully self employed 💃🏽
Again, there’s never going to be a perfect time, and we’re always going to have our “stuff,” but don’t be the person looking back later in life wondering “What if.” ❤️