How to Know When to Quit Your Day Job and Work from Home Full Time

Taking the PlungeThis is a big one. Maybe the big one.

When I asked what you wanted to know about being a home-based entrepreneur, this one came up a few times. I’m not surprised. It’s one of the most common questions I’m asked.

I like the way Chris put it in his comment:

How do you know when you’ve reached the right point to fire your day job…?

So that’s the question, let’s look at some indicators…

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The Path of the Entrepreneur Is a Toll Road

What Drives YouSometimes it’s worth paying to take the toll road. It’s often faster, less crowded, has nicer rest stops, and smooth, wide roads. The value it adds is worth the price.

The reason it’s less crowded is more people prefer to take the free road — even if it is bumpier, more congested, and less luxurious. To them, the price is not worth the benefit.

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Is Your Story Worth Reading?

Something to PonderImagine this…

Sometime in the future, they have the technology to peer back in time to more accurately record biographies. The person assigned to you has chosen this moment as being the start of the next section of your biography.

Can this be a seminal moment in your life? Going forward, can you look back on what you are doing now and say “that’s when things really started to get going?”

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Finding Your Passion Amid the Hate

Asking QuestionsOh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.” ~ Drew Carey

“I Hate My Job…”

That’s one of the most common answers I receive when I ask “why do you want to start a home-based business.”

“Hate” is a strong word – but one that captures what a lot of folks feel regarding their work. The question is this – is hate a good reason to do anything?

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