Let’s face it – most people want better lives. They want more money, better opportunities and prettier spouses. And there’s nothing wrong with it – seeking to be a top player is in our DNA. In fact, if you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re still in the searching phase yourself.
However, getting that dream job position or running your own business is often easier said than done. Since career and business are rooted in dealing with uncertainty – and we’re hardwired to hate uncertainty – reaching your professional goals takes tremendous amounts of willpower and dedication, and that’s exactly why so few people ever do it.
One of the most common excuses for not going after your dreams is a day job. “I need to pay my bills”, you’ll say, “Too tired from work today.”
And you’ll be absolutely right. You do have to pay your bills, and that’s why you should definitely not quit your day job. You do want to get up in the morning, and that’s why you shouldn’t put any more hours into your side hustle.
Only if every single person would have had this line of thought, we’d have no Amazon, no Google, and even no Walmart today.
So how do you combine keeping your bills paid and providing for yourself and your family with developing your business idea? Where do you start?
While starting a business is never easy and always requires some level of compromise, don’t get in over your head at first. Going all-in on your first attempt is just plain stupid, because, let’s be honest, you’re probably more likely to fail than you are not to.
Instead, develop your side hustle without dramatically cutting off your other sources of income. This way, if anything goes wrong, you’ll be able to get back up easily.