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Have you ever postponed doing something potentially profitable because you wanted to see if it really is true? What did you tell yourself?
- I need to see if this really works
- Maybe there are better opportunities out there
- I’m too busy right now, I’ll take it up later
Chances are, you never got back on the offer. Worse still, the opportunity was snapped up by someone else. The absolute worst case: he made a decent amount of income!
…and all you could do was think; “Damn, that could have been me!”
If you read my posts regularly, you’d know that I’m spending my last few days as an employee. And no, I’m not going to be a problogger. Blogging is a hobby and I happen to make some income from it. It may be profitable, but I still prefer earning my pay by solving business problems through IT.
When I made my intentions clear, most people are positive to the idea; encouraging me onwards and giving me emotional, intellectual and financial support. Some question the wisdom behind my move; “So many people are doing IT, are you sure you can survive?”
Of course I’m not sure! That’s the whole point of me wanting to start the business in the first place! If I know for sure that I’m going to fail, why should I bother?
The thing is, I don’t know! The only way for me to find out is to just do it! Without starting the business, my chances of owning a profitable enterprise is an absolute zero percent. By taking the first step, it’s definitely heading towards positive territory. It may be 1%, 0.1% or even 0.01% but those numbers are definitely more than a big fat 0%.
Now, I know I’m not the only person who was (or still is) waiting for the right opportunity. I learned my lesson and now I’d like to give you a head start on this topic.
Opportunities are hitting you head on every day. Heck, you may have forsaken a dozen high potential ones just by reading this article!
It’s about time you grab some of those opportunities by the horn and go along for the ride. The journey might be rough, but you’ll never know what’s at the end of it if you didn’t tag along.