Escape your day job the flick to start a business is a dream that many of us have.
The truth is, before you go throwing away the keys to the office, you should really have your business already up and running.
This way you have a base to grow from, and time to see whether your business idea will be successful.
For many people with this dream, it won’t become a reality due to a few common errors that they continue to make.
This blog explores 4 reasons why you won’t be able to escape your day job to start a business.
Once you understand what the reasons are, you can put a plan in place to make it happen.
Here are 4 reasons why you won’t escape your day job if you keep doing things the way you are doing them now.
You cannot do everything.
The sooner that you realise this, and work out way to work your 9-5 while starting and building your own business – the quicker your business will start to grow exponentially.
Working out a plan to balance your job, your business, your family life and looking after yourself, is critical to your success.
There is only 60 minutes in an hour.
There is only 24 hours in a day.
Your time in precious.
You need to ensure that you are focusing on items that are going to be building your business, and producing revenue for your business.
There are some activities, for example, administrative tasks such as book-keeping, filing etc that can be given to others.
Sit down and write a list of all the tasks that you do as part of running your business.
See which ones that you can outsource to other people.
Spending all your time trawling through the internet, researching for things you don’t even know what to look for.
The internet is full of out-dated information, and sometimes, incorrect information.
You need to ensure that your sources are legitimate and accurate.
If you don’t know something, ask the questions.
Join FaceBook Groups and networking groups of like-minded people where you can ask questions and seek advice and support.
Once you start making money, you can hire people to do the things that you do not know how to do.
Sometimes you can spend too much time on trying to get your product, or website or blog post perfect.
Perfectionism and procrastination can sometimes go hand-in-hand.
Instead of trying to fix every little detail – just get something out there.
Things can be fixed up later on down the track if need be.
People are attracted to authenticity.
These 4 things will help you to escape your day job in a timely manner and get you out of your 9-5.