If you desire to launch your business so that you can leave your 9-5 job, you have to quit making excuses. Professional women just like you already have plenty of challenges that slows down your progress of transitioning out of the 9-5. Challenges such as limited time to work on your business, looking after children and family, as well as having to be on top of your game whilst at work. It would naturally make sense to toy with the idea of leaving your job when you are faced with various set backs each day. However, in spite of what is going on in your life right now, you have to choose to push pass what is opposing you and make the commitment to make something out of your life regardless of what is going on right now.
Set A Date To Leave Your 9-5
If you're determined to leave you 9-5, then you will need to set a date for your exit. It surprises me how many professional women state with conviction that they will ditch the job, but yet has missed off the key element of setting a date and committing to meeting that deadline. They often justify the reason for not setting a date because of still developing their business, or not sure how they can make the business profitable. So, they play with the idea in their mind that they will leave one day, without setting a firm date to make it happen.
The truth is, if you don’t set a date you could be stuck in your job much longer then you really desire. The longer you stay in your job, the longer it will take for you to spend quality times with your loved ones. It will also prolong the agony of having to commute back and forth to work, not to mention the long tedious hours at work. So, I think you would agree that it would be in your best interest to set a date to leave. If push comes to shove, you can always change the date if it's unrealistic because setting a date does not mean that it's set-in-stone.
Using Your Time Wisely
Your time will obviously be very limited if you're currently stuck in a 9-5 job. This doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to work on your business. It just means that you have to work on your business whilst managing all your other responsibilities. It’s not about the amount of time that you spend on your business that count, it's more about the quality and productivity of what you are doing.
If you’re stuck on what you should be doing in your business, go to your local library and borrow a how to start a business book, or maybe consider attending a free workshop on starting a business. Whatever, you do, don’t just guess what you need to be doing otherwise you could end up spending a lot of your precious times on areas of your business that this not pushing your business forward.
The quicker you develop the key component of your business and generate enough money for your business, the sooner you will be able to leave your job. Remember your time is very valuable. So, use it wisely.
Who Are Your Cheerleaders?
Sad to say, but not everybody will be happy with your decision to start your business.
How do you feel about that?
How people react to you can either make you or break you. You have to be really thick-skinned and determined, especially if it’s coming from someone whom you least expected it from. It’s so important that you surround yourself with positive people who mean you well. There are plenty of good people around. You can find them in Facebook groups for women starting out in business, or maybe attend a meetup group and see if you connect with other women in a similar position. Having a support network will enable you to share and bounce ideas off one other. You will definitely need encouragement when you get those days where you might start doubting yourself about whether you’re really cut out for running a business.
Regardless of the challenges that you may face on your journey, it's better to at least try and make your business work, then just play with the idea in your head. Some days will be harder than others, but don’t let being in a 9-5 job prevent you from following through on your dream. You can do it if you put your mind to it.
I'm the Sack Your Boss Strategist. I help professional women just like you who are stuck, frustrated and feeling unfulfilled in their corporate 9-5 role, to sack their boss and launch the business they truly love.