Quitting Your Day Job? Things to think about before you take the plunge.
Considering a career change… Becoming an entrepreneur, following your dream, your passion, and doing great things… Before taking a decision, there are practical aspects of that equation that can be enormously challenging to overcome. First, most of us are gainfully employed. It isn’t easy to just pick up and leave a career we’ve invested in, whether it’s the right move or not. Then there’s the risk factor. It’s hard to risk a sure thing for an unknown, especially later in life. Nevertheless, there’s a lot to be said for following your dream. You may not get rich, but you will enrich your life. And at least one school of thought says that you’ll be more successful doing what you love doing than anything else. I couldn’t agree more. I did several important career changes, I started out as an engineer, then became an investment banker, now a marketing manager for a technology firm. Although it’s been quite a challenge, it’s also been incredibly satisfying and invigorating. But before you jump, you have to do a few things; they will help you make the right call.