Do you ever think about quit from job?
From your comfort zone?
It’s not an easy decision.
Some of us fails and return to office again.
But, some of us success, even in mature age.
Running a new business is a hard decision.
I am thinking of this options since few years ago, but I don’t have a courage to do that.
Especially thinking about others perceptions, loss on fix income, creative thinking.
But, life must go on.
Take it or leave it.
A good idea with great funding are not enough.
There are so many underground problems that still bury on the ground.
Yes, you have a flexible time, free from morning hectic, free to express your self, freedom forever.
But, when you do it in your first 6 months, it’s like a hell.
You need to do it by your own.
No fix income and the worst is the initial 6 months income could 10-30% of your last office income.
How stress I am.
As a start, you must have a good spirit, courage, and long term vision.
Okay, I share you some of my experiences.
1. Do all activities by your own.
As a independent consulting, I need to run the business by my own.
The greater time consume are administrative and create a business foundation.
You need to introducing your a new product, publishing your work, finding clients, sharing your ideas, promoting your work, asking for help.
It including writing or rewriting an article.
I am lucky that I like to read and speak.
That’s help me on giving you the great article and combine with another author.
2. Spent the time as same as your office work.
That’s the real situation.
You are free to choose your time, not limit with 9 AM – 5 PM again, plus traffic.
You can choose morning for 2 hours, afternoon for 6 hours, and night for 2 hours. The total similar with 10 hours, isn’t t?
Of course, you need to manage it by your own.
Free is not stay relax, but free to choose your best time.
Be consistent for what ever your activities, the plan, and other long term business path.
You need to set up business goals, vision, and mission.
Then, stick with that.
Just focus on what you believe.
The common problem of first business owner, like me, is change the idea.
You have an ideas, then within a month, have another ideas.
That’s a wrong path.
The plus point of be business owner is creative thinking.
Noways, we are in digital and internet way.
You must combine traditional with digital.
Or, just focus on digital internet way.
It’s up to you, just creative with your value added.
Running a first year business is not an easy way.
Even you could not have a break even or loss.
I remember that some of new insurance company in Indonesia, still have a loss for their first 2 years operating business.
Or, as individual, you have a thousand or million rejection from peoples, including the one you know and love.
Bad or not, it’s your decision.
You can read the other article from another author, as follow.
Author by Sarah Vermunt, 25 July2015
Access on 27 July 2015