Do you need to leave your current job to start your own business? Or you can combine a full-time job with the start of a venture?
The other day I heard a terrible advice on this subject. The recommendation came from a podcast (masadelante) of a successful entrepreneur who had built a business of a billion dollars…
He told listeners that if they want to succeed as a businessman, they must start by leaving the current job; whether you feel comfortable in it or not.
What a horrible advice!
Perhaps the purpose of this post was to frighten those who are not prepared to start a business, but the recommendation was certainly painful.
Very few companies today enjoying a great success that were founded by people who had no other commitment. Indeed, many of which were built in garages, basements, and rooms of a house while working for another company founder.
Yes, it is true that, once your business begins and to have more and more customers and generate enough income, you can quit your job to fully devote yourself to your venture.
But before founding your own company while you plan and organize everything, and at the start of your business, you can perfectly combine full-time employment with your venture if you follow these five tips. So, here are 5 tips on how to do it.
1. Think of your job as a blessing
Your job is not a dead weight that paralyze you to do other things. Your job is gasoline that will keep your dreams alive entrepreneurs while building the project you ache for a better economy.
Without your salary, you’d be all day out there wasting your time trying to earn money to support yourself and your family instead of investing that time to perfect your business.
So stop thinking that your job is killing you, and realize that it is actually like a partner who is helping you stay until the ideal moment to get up and go.
2. Maximize your time
Yes, the greatest disadvantage of a job are 40 hours that you need to spend while working on something else that is not your number one priority.
But do some calculations and look carefully at these numbers:
- There are 168 hours in a week
- Your work takes about 40 hours of your time, sleep and spend about 56 hours (sleeping eight hours every day)
- So, in a week you get 72 hours ( 3 days ) to build your business
Yeah, I know, of course you have other obligations. You need to eat. Have kids. I get it.
However, no need to watch three hours of television each day or chat on social media with friends or else play games..etc which are waste. You don’t need 2 hours and 57 minutes each day to waste looking at your phone. Do not be surprised: this is the average time a person spends glued to his mobile phone.
Find ways to maximize your time. This may mean waking earlier. Perhaps you should make more meals at home rather than in a restaurant. Or you may have to get rid of your cell for a time (oops!).
Stop complaining about “how little time You have to do everything”, and start asking yourself “how I can handle all the free time in a better way?”.
3. Focus on the mandatory actions of everyday
Too much attention is paid to those who build new businesses locking themselves in a room for a month and then emerging with the next Facebook or invention of the century.
That is not how most businesses are built .
Successful businesses are built with a constant and imperative actions that are taken every day. Not only work hard enough. It is not enough just to work hard every day.
It requires an imperative work and gain daily.
Have only a limited working hours at the start of your business out of your working hours, so you better take advantage of that good and productive.
Think about this: what is it that you can do in your business that no one else can do? Do that.
Perhaps this partly depends a bit on your budget, but hire someone to perform your tasks venture that anyone can do, give a big boost to start your business.
Say you want to start an online business, and you need to create and configure your website. Why not hire a web designer for an hours to install and configure your template a little page?
That’s something you can do, but also can do a little else for $ 50 and save you hours of work (which you can invest in other aspects of your business) and headaches if you do not have many computer skills.
5. Use your job as fuel
If you want to reach your maximum productivity to start your business as soon as possible; it is an important reason that motivates you to it.
You may hate with all your soul your work. Phenomenal! Use the fuel to motivate yourself and reach the top of your productivity on your new venture.
- When you feel hate to be in your work, turn it into a motivation to work harder for your business, start it as soon as possible and to leave as soon as possible of that company.
- When you think you do not earn enough in your job, get motivated to start your business and it gives you the financial freedom you need.
- If fear paralyzes you get on with your business project, your work used as fuel to overcome it and move on.
For everything you need to complete your business through the various steps that you should take, use your current job as the motivation to keep things going.
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Now it’s your turn. Answer the following questions by leaving a comment below: do you work and are an entrepreneur at a time? What is the hardest thing to do when you combine your job with starting your business?