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The Leap - Side Hustle to Entrepreneur
5 minutes | Jan 3, 2019
Why - Taking the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur
TRANSCRIPT E01 - Why The Leap – Making a decision to leave the security of Employment and open the doors of Entrepreneurship is never easy –Time is Money so for Five Minutes we offer genuine advice on how to plan for a start-up launch and business development strategies that will secure you new clients. Our podcast is aimed at all the employees currently thinking of making the leap, side-hustlers and entrepreneurs that just launched. Join us every Thursday as we take you on our ride. Why I was recently asked Why after 10 years of steady international career progression I had given up my full-time management role to chase my dreams? Ludicrous. Risky. Poorly Timed. Regrettable. Ludicrous – possibly, yet one thing that most entrepreneurs will agree is that if they didn’t feel there was something a little crazy within them, then they would never have dreamt of taking the risk to launch their own start up in the first place Risky – Indeed, at a time when society believes that most of us should be saving towards a house deposit, marriage and future offspring, our children’s university education I opted to take the Leap. One thing that resonates with most entrepreneurs is that there is an intrinsic rebellion within us against conforming to the status quo so I too moved on from the corporate world to chase my financial independence and freedom. Poorly Timed – I do love this one, there really is no time like today, in fact I feel today is really the only time we do have. this current moment to actually act on what we desire. When I made my formal choice to leave my corporate career, that decision had been brewing for years and the time to act was now. So, to all prospective entrepreneurs – taking action – might mean researching your idea tonight, registering your company tomorrow morning, opening that bank account for your side-hustle next week, but it’s all these actions today, tomorrow, next week that will enable you to get where you want to be in a month, a year. If I hadn’t taken the steps every day before I left Employment, I wouldn’t have been able to make the Leap. Regrettable – Regret is a strong word, with a lot of weight on it, and the only regret I would have had is not fully planning ahead and making the leap – we all know the statistics for startups are daunting, yet the choice we need to make is whether we want to be play ball or sit on the benches and watch the game. I’d like to invite all of you to join us every week to look into all the aspects of making a leap. The strategy, marketing, business development and financial planning needed as well as the human elements, balance and psychology behind this transition. There are only 24 hours in a day so how we allocate them when juggling so many other roles is critical. Having been an employee working my notice and launching my start-up from 9pm to 3am most working days I can personally bear witness to the Ugly side of taking the Leap, my health, sleep, relationships and mood all suffered. Yet, in any challenge there lie rewards - so I invite you, our listeners to join us as we provide valuable start-up advice and guidance on this path of Entrepreneurship without all the whistles and bells. Thank you for listening – please make sure you subscribe to our Podcast – we look forward to seeing you next week!
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