If you’re going to dedicate yourself to starting and nurturing a business to success, it’s going to be nearly impossible to simultaneously manage another career. You might be able to manage the infancy of your business on the side, during weeknights and weekends, but if you want a chance of growing significantly, invariably you’ll have to quit your day job. If you are married, discuss your vision with your spouse so that they will give you the support you deserve.
Walking away from a promising, steady long-term opportunity for something unpredictable is scary — especially if you’ve never run a business before. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to address this. Just think through your decision logically, and don’t ignore your instincts. Many entrepreneurs are afraid to know how much they are going to make, because the fear of stagnation is the first symptom of failure. It can be euphoric starting your business, but once the ether wears off it is hard work and perseverance that rules the day. Take the next step- it will change your life, and embrace the JOURNEY!