Becoming an entrepreneur is quite a journey. When I told people I quit my job to pursue my dream most people were very encouraging. I got a lot of feedback that others had done it themselves & it was the best decision they ever made. 

Although I knew I'd be happier as an entrepreneur, I understood quitting my corporate job didn't automatically mean everything was bound to be hunky-dory. I went through a wave of emotions, from complete excitement to complete doubt & then some.

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Quitting my job is one of the best decisions I've ever made. However, it was not a magical, easy, simple choice. I look forward to looking back in a year from now to see how much I've grown, what I've learned, & how I've improved over time. However, it's not an easy ride. Take a look at the five stages of quitting your job to become an entrepreneur. Maybe you'll relate!

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Excitement

The first stage is pure excitement. You are blissful, thrilled to be leaving your job & pursue your own venture at long last. You dreamed about this moment, hoped for this moment. You think to yourself, "Wow, this is happening. I'm getting out of here. Yay!" It's thrilling, exciting, & you are ready to make this leap. Look out world, here I come!

Doubt

Right after the excitement stage comes the doubt stage. You think to yourself, "OMG. What did I do? This is a horrible decision. Will I be able to make this happen? There are so many things to do. Can I even make money? What does it take to run a successful business?" You feel overwhelmed, nervous, anxious. 

Acceptance

After spending some time feeling doubtful, you accept your reality. "Well, I already put my two weeks notice in at work. It's not like I can un-quit. There's no turning back now. This is it. This is real." You acknowledge your choice & accept your decision to quit your job to become an entrepreneur.

Hope

After you accept your current situation, you start to feel little hopeful. It reminds you of that first stage of excitement. You think about the reason you wanted to do this in the first place. Your sense of wonder & joy comes back in full force. You think, "I have a good feeling about this. I can make this happen."

Action

What now? The only thing you can do now is take action. Make it happen. Do the work. Put in your hours, your time, your effort. You have to give it everything you've got. You quit your job to become an entrepreneur & now you're going to do this. But it takes action. Might as well get to it.

I'm still in the beginning phase of this new journey of self-employment. I felt such a wave of feelings from excitement to action & I'm thrilled to see how my life unfolds. You learn a lot & there is genuinely a lot to take in. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you & maybe you'll be ready to become your own boss too. :]