I was just reading another blog that was talking about the process of going from being a full time employee to becoming an entrepreneur and how is it best to do it.
Here is my take, IT’S GOING TO GET UGLY. Did you ever see the Movie The Matrix? When Neo finally finds out that his entire life he has been plugged into this matrix that took care of everything for him? And once he was unplugged his body went into shock. Well I think the process is very similar.
Being that I run the Gopher Forum and The GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, I get a chance to talk to many new business owners or those who soon want to be a business owner. I get the feeling from most everyone who ask me how to unplug from their full time job and go it alone, that they want an answer so they can keep everything in their life the same except now be an entrepreneur. My easy answer to them is the more hardcore answer. It’s quit that lame ass job. It’s sucking the life force right out of you. It’s making you old before your time. If you think you will be able to retire one day from your job and then really start enjoying your life, you are sorely mistaken.
Life is flying by you my friend. Grab a hold of it. Get out of your car and get a motorcycle. Feel the rush of air and pavement race past you. Smile! FEEL ALIVE!
If you don’t want to be too crazy or hardcore, get on my Gopher Forum and read your butt off and ask questions. Start playing with some kind of service you can offer on the side from your home. Start getting paid for doing it. Then scale it up until you feel like you are about to break from the load of it. At that point, unplug from the matrix and go it alone.
Most of us never develop a passion for anything because we don’t have the time to do it. Our brain, body and soul is sucked into that matrix. Start diverting that energy. Start spending more time with that hobby you always wanted to get involved with. Take that hobby and figure out how to make some money with it.
You can do this. It is do able. You are going to change in the process. You won’t be the same person you once were. But if you are reading this now and thinking about doing this, you are saying you don’t want to be that same person. You want to change. Change can have an enormous effect on all your relationships, so look out! It’s gonna get more interesting as you go.
Get on the Gopher Forum and tell me about your journey as you go. It’s a support group for the hardcore unemployables.