Warning: If You're Making These 3 Silly Mistakes, You Might As Well Give Up On Your Dream Of Leaving Your 9-5 Job!
If you desire to leave your 9-5 job in the coming months, you need to take heed of the following mistakes that so many professional women just like you make. These mistakes are very subtle but yet can potentially work against you if you decide to avoid them.
Mistake #1 Sabotaging Your Business Goals
If you've been going around in circles for a while, whilst trying to grow your business stuck in a 9-5, chances are that you are unconsciously sabotaging yourself. Now they are many reasons why you would do this. But it could be because of you being fearful of taking the plunge of standing on your own two feet with your business. It naturally will be a scary thing to do because you will now be 100% responsible for the money that comes into your business, which obviously will need to cover your basic living expenses, plus your business outgoings.
If you are currently struggling to generate enough business revenue, could it simply be because you are treating it like a hobby and not a real business?
Depending on the nature of your business, you could potentially earn double the amount of what you are currently earning in your 9-5 job if you position yourself currently. People pay for products and services that they value and appreciate. So, if you can prove that you have something of substance, then you don't have anything to worry about pertaining to whether you will attract your dream clients/customers. You will therefore no longer sabotage your business success.
Mistake #2 Not Believing in Your Business
You will never leave your 9-5 job if you don't believe 100% in the business that you desire to transit into. How can you? You will constantly be double guessing everything that you do. You will be questioning whether you find clients and customers. And when you do get customers you will undercharge the true value of what you are offering, because of you being scared if you ask for more money you won't have any customers. So, you either will do things for free. Or over deliver because you want repeat customers. This is not a sensible way of running a business and it will also keep you stuck in your job much longer than you have to be because your business will not be sustainable.
You need to believe in your business if you want to leave your job. Believing in your business will give you the piece of mind that your business will be successful. To reassure you, why not ask people what they think about what you want to do? Don't just rely on the concept in your head. Also, when you have identified your target market, find out how much they are willing to pay for your product or services. Make sure you get feedback from your potential customers because at the end of the day they will be the ones paying for your product and services.
Mistake #3 Not Generating Enough Money
A common mistake that so many women like you make, is that they leave their job prematurely. I advise all my clients to generate a minimum of 6 months' business revenue before exiting the job. The reason I say this is because the lack of financial stability is one of the reasons why professional women stay in their job much longer than needed. So many of them struggle to generate enough business revenue.
Even if my client has savings or obtained a loan for her business, I would still stay 6 months’ business revenue is a must, because it provides her with the evidence that her business is viable, there's a demand for what she's offering and it also gives her the confidence boost that she will need to keep going when the going gets tough.
In closing, if you're in a job right now, I encourage you to not leave right now, until you have put systems in place to overcome the above hurdles. Otherwise, you might live to regret it. You need to believe in yourself, nobody can do it for you. If you want things to go in your favour, choose a business that's in alignment with your core beliefs and values. This will then enable you to generate a steady flow of consistent business revenue which in return will equip you to leave your 9-5 financially secure.
Which of the three will you start to work on today?
Are you stuck in a 9-5 job, whilst developing a business on the side? Come and join us in the revised Facebook group - ‘Sack Boss’ Join our online community to be surrounded by like-minded professional women desiring to start a successful business. The aim of the Facebook group is to inspire, encourage and empower professional women just like you, to dream big and to take action on your aspirations to start a successful and sustainable business that will last for years to come.
I look forward to connecting with you.
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.