John Wayne | If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.

Leaving the comfort of a job is a scary thing. I get it.
I was in a job from 1996 – 2014.

That’s 18 years.
I played safe and only freelanced. For 18 years.

It was a scary thing to think about leaving my job.
I was making $22,000 a year at that point. How would I ever be able to make that on my own? What would I do about healthcare? What would my parents think? What would my friends think?

Want to know something crazy… the first business I created out of college was a software company. It made $500,000 in one month, and I still was not able to push myself to leave my job. Why?

Because I had no confidence. No one in the company really knew what in the hell they were doing. Especially me.

It was a software startup, and we were all winging it with no mentors, no coaches, no board of directors, and no real plan.

Eventually, we closed the business. It had lots of creativity in it.
It lacked structure and strategy.

That’s when I decided to move to Chicago and get an MBA at a top business school.
I got coached in the first week on the one mistake I made that was huge.
I never got help from someone that had succeeded at what I was aiming for.
Lesson learned.

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