quit your day job by sidnee peck

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quit your day job

Sidnee [email protected]

weve all dreamt of being our own bossand doing whatever we want

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Having a boss doesnt compare to the sacrifices youll make as an entrepreneur.

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make sure these things are true:

1.youre solving a really big and important problem

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2.you have a business model that smart mentors have told you makes sense

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3. you have some ideas about how youll pay your bills and fund the company for at least 6 months

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4. youve tirelessly googled and researched your idea

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5. youre not facing a non-compete that you signed with your employer

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and then be ready for these things:

1. youll have no idea what youre doing

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what should I do today? what do I know how to do? what do I need to learn? who can help me?

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2. youll feel overwhelmed and isolated

3. everyone will have an opinion; everyone will have advice. nobody will understand

two categories of peopleJump!

Ill help you figure it out.

pitch me, Ill tell you the truth.Are you sure?Stay until youre making enough cash.You have a great job!How are you going to survive?Do you have what it takes?

4. youll have to cut some things from your life

i would do these things:

1.devour knowledge

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read:Industry-specific classicsIndustry blogsEssentialismThe Art of the StartThe E-MythThe Hard Thing About Hard Things

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listen:Tim Ferres podcastPodcasts in your industryStuff You Should Know podcastBooks on tape when you drive or walk anywhere

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2. establish yourself as an expert

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3. find yourself:a cheerleadera task mastera strategic guide

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4. get started on the side to make sure you really have something and enjoy it

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5. have an open and honest talk with your family.decide which friends get to stay.

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6. learn how to say no. immediately.

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7. develop daily and weekly rituals

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8. talk to your boss; bring a creative win-win solution. consider this your first pitch.

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9. ask for help

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10. be kind;have integrity

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nothing will ever be as hard as this; nothing will ever be as amazing as this.

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thank you and good luck

@skpeck