Staying motivated in a career transition
(1:45) “I know, I keep going on about it but that’s because it’s important: if you’re going to put in all this time and effort, if you’re going to get super uncomfortable and defend yourself against both your own fears and those of other people, then you’d better have a very good reason for doing so!”
(3:19) “A dream without a plan is just a wish. If you keep fantasising about leaving your job and starting up on your own but you do nothing to explore what exactly you want to do, identify the steps you’ll need to take to get there and work out the financials, then you’ll never make any progress out of your comfort zone and out of the 9 to 5. If you want to turn that dream into an actual goal that you mean to achieve one day then you’ll need to plan out how you do it.”
(5:36) “As you start working on your plan, you’ll initially be full of enthusiasm and inspiration. How exciting that you’re finally making this happen! You have a logo and a website, look how impressive! You’ll be jumping out of bed in the morning and staying up late in the evenings, hustling away and counting down the days until you can give up your corporate job for good and follow your passion full time. But sooner or later that initial wave of euphoria and energy will fizzle out and that’s when it’s easy to give up – especially when you aren’t yet seeing any results.”
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