How did you break free from the “safety” (perceived and real) of the traditional work world to pursue entrepreneurship. Did you take tangible steps like saving, networking, building client list?
I think the higher your current salary the higher the barrier to leave. And going from a high salary to ZERO salary is scary.
At some point you just have to weigh the opportunity cost of not breaking free at a particular point in time.
For me, I knew that if I didn’t start a company in the next 18-24 months that the inertia of leaving would only become higher and the window of time on the personal side to take crazy risks was decreasing. So I jumped! It’s a very fine line between insanity and courage. ;)
In terms of tactical steps: create a financial cushion. I enjoy being highly compensated but I spend minimally. This combination provided me with a big savings account and a frugal lifestyle that made surviving the first 2 years of running CarForce.io possible.
Client list wise: do it carefully because employment and consulting contracts often have non-compete and client non-circumvent clauses. ;)
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