Episode 105 | Why You SHOULD Keep Your 9 to 5! [Why I Didn't Quit My Day Job Right Away]

Boss It Podcast

08-11-2022 • 13 mins

You do not need to quit your 9 to 5 and it is ok to complete a side hustle! Do you agree or disagree?

Why do I believe this? Well…

  1. Running a business is like completing a series of experiments. You do not know what will work and what will not work out. By allowing yourself to continue with your contingency plan of the 9 to 5, you are allowing yourself the opportunity to experiment with what you like and what you dislike, what will work and what will not work, without feeling too overwhelmed and stressed. A founder example is Phil Knight who owned and founded Nike. Go grab the book by Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike from Audible.
  2. Having a 9 to 5 job will allow you a stable income so you have less stress at the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey regarding cash flow. The reduced stress will allow you to become more creative in your business, as stress naturally hinders creativity and innovation. A stable income will also allow you to provide for your family and reduce the guilt that comes along for many when starting a new business.
  3. Working a 9 to 5 at the beginning stages of your side hustle will allow for decisions based on logic versus emotions, as cash flow will be more stable personally. You will not take on clients and customers that you did not hope for, and only provide products and services for your most ideal clients and customers.

If you can manage your time and energy, you can definitely start a side hustle while working 9 to 5 and still have time for family and friends! And then, when you’re ready and you know your side hustle can become the real deal… then burn the boats and jump all in!!

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