Since we started this site we have been fortunate enough to connect with different people from different countries with different jobs and different situations.
They say they want this life.
They want to learn.
They want the freedom.
They want the money.
They want to travel.
They say they want to quit their job.
But should they?
I hate to say it, but probably not.
This life isn't all rainbows, lollipops and frolicking little white lambs.
It's a roller coaster.
It's long hours.
It's 6 day work weeks, sometimes 7.
It's more failures than it is successes.
It's trial and error.
It's finding what you love, what you know or what you're good at and figuring out a way to make a business out of it.
It's a learning curve. And a big one.
It's about adapting.
It's about changes.
It's about learning to appreciate your mistakes.
It's about love – love for what you are creating.
It's about belief – belief that you can weather the storms, no matter how many of them come at you.
It's about purpose – waking up each morning with a desire to make someone's life better by what you are building, and not just your own life.
It's about serving others.
It's finding the positive when all you see is the negative.
It's unwavering dedication.
And it's perfect.
We wouldn't have it any other way.
Because if it was easy, everyone would do it.
So should you quit your day job?
Well, let me ask you:
Are you ready to learn a whole new skill set?
Are you ready to devote your whole being to this?
Are you ready to work harder than most in the 9-5?
Are you ready to go head to head with the competition?
Are you ready to wait for at least a year before you start making any sort of notable income?
Are you ready to cry?
To write, a lot?
To get creative?
To get original?
To market yourself?
To say something that hasn't already been said a hundred times over?
To seek out your audience?
To put yourself out there?
To face criticism?
To have people not understand why you do what you do?
To answer the question: “why don't you just get a real job?”
To face the scoffs when you tell someone you have to work on a Saturday?
To rearrange your priorities?
To move to somewhere with no distractions?
To change your entire life?
To get comfortable with the uncomfortable?
If you answered no, then do yourself a favour – don't quit your day job.
You just simply aren't ready.