Quitting your current job when YOU are about to start building an online business is neither right nor wrong.
Yet, I want to stress the reasons WHY YOU should keep your job at the beginning of your online journey.
5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD KEEP YOUR 9 TO 5 JOB TILL YOU REPLACE IT
1) IT ENABLES YOU TO PAY FOR YOUR BILLS
Plenty of people, driven by the desire of living a laptop lifestyle, i.e. gain geographical and time freedom, consider resigning from their 9 to 5 job the best solution to achieve more flexibility ASAP.
They focus their attention only on the outcome.
They are so impatient to start a lifestyle where they can
- work from anywhere,
- choose their timetable,
- spend more time with their family, etc...
that they forget about the learning process required to master the necessary digital and marketing skills.
Acquiring the knowledge YOU need to succeed in the digital world can take months, especially if YOU are a newbie, and if YOU have been an employee for most of your life.
YOU MUST recondition your mindset and start thinking, speaking, and acting differently.
YOU MUST replace your employee mindset with an entrepreneur one.
The beginning of your journey as a digital entrepreneur can be tricky, and YOU may spend time and energy without any results.
This can be frustrating and lead YOU to give up pursuing your dream life because YOU are used to showing up at work and getting paid for the hours YOU work.
The process of mastering your MIND lays the foundation for your success.
It requires time, especially if YOU have been an employee for years.
If YOU are a fan of Tony Robbins YOU have already heard:
“Success is only 20 percent skill and the rest is all in your head”. - Tony Robbins
This points out how important it is to condition your mind.
So unless YOU are well-off and YOU can afford a period without an income coming in, I would not recommend YOU to quit your current 9 to 5 job yet.
When YOU start a new business YOU always bump into obstacles.
And if YOU also experience the frustration coming from not having an income stream, chances are YOU will quit working towards your dreams.
And YOU will be forced to knock at the door of the Corporate World again ready to re-start running the hamster wheel.
And this is exactly what YOU are trying to get out of.
2) IT REINFORCES YOUR BELIEF THAT GIVING UP YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS IS WAY WORSE THAN CARRYING ON WORKING IN THE CORPORATE WORLD
If YOU are anything like me YOU have realized how the system we are in turns employees into slaves.
When YOU trade your most important asset, your time, for something materialistic and of low value, YOU are nothing but a slave.
It is unfair to work 40 hours weekly or even more and hardly be able to make ends meet.
Why should YOU work flat out for your boss and contribute to building his wealth when YOU can build your own?
By being your own boss YOU stop trading your life for money.
However, while getting ready to become self-employed YOU had better keep your corporate job because it gives YOU the chance to reinforce:
- your DETERMINATION to succeed in your online business, because YOU can feel the pain of being stuck in the Corporate World,
- your AWARENESS that YOU are trading your life for money,
- your COMMITMENT to pursue your goal no matter what.
YOU will need a lot of self-discipline and self-control throughout your journey to become a digital entrepreneur.
And having to cope with managers, supervisors, and colleagues that are never satisfied with what YOU do is great training!
- your WHY, what motivates YOU to keep pursuing your GOAL.
As I’ve mentioned already in some of my previous articles, having a strong reason for which YOU MUST succeed is of paramount importance.
Let’s suppose that like me YOU have a strong WHY i.e. the willingness to support your family both from a presence and a monetary point of view.
And also to become a role model for other people and help them to WAKE-UP.
How could YOU be able to be a support if YOU are running the Corporate Rat Race and YOU have barely time to cook your dinner?
3) IT ENABLES YOU TO DEVELOP A LASER-FOCUS ATTITUDE
Needless to say after a 9 to 5 working day YOU find yourself with just a few hours left.
And because YOU want so hard to set yourself for success, YOU will definitely make the most out of your spare time.
Instead what happens usually when YOU have all day long to work on your business is that YOU waste time.
This occurs because YOU have all the time YOU want and so it is much easier to be distracted and to self-sabotage.
YOU cannot afford it when YOU have just a few hours a day to develop your business.
YOU MUST make the most of your limited time.
4) IT ENABLES YOU TO INVEST IN YOURSELF
Thanks to your current salary YOU are able to invest in yourself.
When YOU start an online business YOU have to take into account that YOU will spend some money on your education and to set up your business.
Having an income stream allows YOU to meet those expenses.
Probably if YOU have been an employee for a long time YOU have not the habit of investing in yourself yet.
If YOU are anything like me YOU have used your salary to buy useless materialistic objects.
It can be challenging to take up the habit of investing in yourself, but from personal experience, it’s the best ever thing I have done.
Nobody can take away from YOU what YOU have become thanks to having bet on yourself.
And if YOU want to become financially free and be able to live life on your own terms YOU had better develop this empowering habit.
As I wrote in my article concerning habits the average time needed to take up a new habit is 66 days, but it can take up to 254 days.
It doesn’t matter how long it takes YOU to become comfortable with investing in yourself.
Once YOU have developed this empowering habit your life and your business can only skyrocket.
5) IT ENABLES YOU TO FIGHT THE INSTANT GRATIFICATION SYNDROME AND DEVELOP THE ATTITUDE TO SACRIFICE YOURSELF FOR A LONG-TERM BENEFIT
We live in a society that teaches us to look for instant joy and happiness.
Unfortunately, happiness cannot come from something outside of YOU and from something that provides short-term pleasure.
YOU can find happiness and fulfillment through your personal development.
Only thanks to hard work, consistency can YOU overcome the knockbacks that separate YOU from what YOU are (an employee) and what YOU want to be (a digital entrepreneur).
Juggling between a full-time job and the process of learning and implementing digital and marketing skills is great training.
It strengthens the belief that success cannot be a walk in the park.
It reminds YOU that YOU have to put in work every day to get results on a long-term basis.
It eases switching your FOCUS from short-term to long-term outcomes.
Employees tend to use the money to enjoy life today and have to work all their life without ever being satisfied.
Entrepreneurs instead work to have money to invest and create a passive income, so when they are no longer willing to work they have the privilege to stop.
“Do what is easy and your life will be hard. Do what is hard and your life will become easy”. - Les Brown
In conclusion, there are 5 reasons why YOU can consider yourself lucky and blessed to have your 9 to 5 job while YOU are paving the way to become your own boss and stop trading your time for money.