Quitting job at the end of the year to run my business full time and I’m terrified

I’ve had my company for a few years now, but it has been hard to grow working a more than full time job. Especially since I’m not very aggressive in terms of sales on account of my self confidence issues. With that said, I decided that I’m not going to really go anywhere in life unless I finally take the leap and run my business full time. My current job has no opportunity for advancement, but it is easy, flexible, great perks, and the like. I’m in a great niche, and all my clients LOVE me, and I provide a great service at a great value.

With that said, the lack of certainty when I do quit my job is pretty terrifying. I’m trying to save up money so I can have at least a few months where I can survive with absolutely no income, but if my business doesn’t take off or it goes backwards somehow, I have no safety net. There is no family to fall back on, there is no source for desperation cash to tide me over, it either works, or I’m out on the street.

I’ve been in far worse financial situations before and on the verge of homelessness; I have survived doing freelance work on the internet where I could only afford to eat once a day; and I have survived other very bad situations. The thought of potentially being back in that sort of situation is very scary to me.

When my back is against the wall and failure isn’t an option, I know I can get things done. And, like I said, everyone who is a client and has worked with me can’t say enough amazing things about my work, my business, and how I go above and beyond. The only person who isn’t impressed with me is me.

Intellectually, I know I can absolutely do it, but I don’t feel it; I don’t believe it in my heart. I can say and do all sorts of things that leave other people impressed with me, but it doesn’t matter because I feel absolutely no positive feelings toward myself.

I know that quitting a good, stable job that pays well enough with great perks is probably not the smartest idea, but I’m very risk averse, and I know that I could just sit back and coast at this job for many more years. I only planned on having the job for one year, and I have been there almost four. I don’t want to wake up when I’m 28 and still be a giant fucking loser like I am now with the same damn job.

I don’t even really think I’m posting this asking for advice, though I’ll take it, I think it is more to just get it out there since I have not shared my mixed feelings on it since I don’t have anyone in my life who actually cares about me.

I’ve done it – to the tune of saving up $15k to coast on for a few months, then failing way more than I expected and being ~$3k in debt after those few months. But then, suddenly things started to turn around. No regrets.

I mean, my company is a decent amount of revenue… enough for me to pay myself enough to cover my rent after all other expenses, but I have nowhere near that kind of money saved up. I’ve never really been in a position to save money as I’ve barely been scraping by for the most part. Only in this past year have I had extra money, and I’ve spent pretty much all of that on medical care that I put off for years.

Glad to know someone else has done it though. Obviously many people have done it, but it’s scary as hell!

fear of the unknown is a bitch.

stay motivated. it can be very tough to adjust to non having a paycheck every week. you are more intelligent and more motivated than most the lemmings out there. get yourself in a nice daily rhythm and do the grind. then cash the million dollar checks

Thanks! That’s what’s really motivating me. I know the business; I know the demand is there; I am in the largest local market in the world with enough potential clients that I could build a 20 million dollar a year business without ever leaving NYC. I just need to man the fuck up, stop letting fear dictate my actions, and fucking go out there and do it! I want to build my business and create something spectacular.

Well, the time is upon us. My final day is Friday, and I receive my final paycheck next Thursday. I had hoped to be in a better situation financially before leaving, but it is what it is.

The hunger is turning on. The fire that get’s me doing things that I am not comfortable doing and would not do normally. I’m chasing down revenue left and right.

Still, I worry about the lack of a safety net.

you can be scared and still run your business good

Just remember, all fear is based on illusion. Your doubts about yourself and your abilities are the only things standing in your way.

One. You dispense good service. Two, your clients are impressed by your work. Three, you can cover rent and expenses even whilst working part time.

It all sounds good, to be honest. Sure, you’re used to security of a consistent paying job. But if you’ve got a clear vision; you’re on your way to the success you aimed for.

Wishing you all the best in your ventures, mate. A happy 2014 to you.

Regards.

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One. You dispense good service. Two, your clients are impressed by your work. Three, you can cover rent and expenses even whilst working part time.

It all sounds good, to be honest. Sure, you’re used to security of a consistent paying job. But if you’ve got a clear vision; you’re on your way to the success you aimed for.

Wishing you all the best in your ventures, mate. A happy 2014 to you.

Regards.

Thanks!

I had a fantastically productive day today. I’m honestly feeling pretty great on the whole. Financially, I am in a pretty shitty situation, but I feel good. I feel sort of proud of myself. I don’t look in the mirror and feel sick because I’m worthless. Granted, I’ve got a long way to go and it has only been two days, but I can make this work for real.

All the best, mate. Glad you’re doing well.

Regards.

Take the leap, and don’t look back.

I did, obviously there are regrets on the way, and you learn from your mistakes, but life is an adventure. Just do it.

YOLO

How’s it going, mate?

Regards.

How’s it going, mate?

Regards.

Going pretty well! Some setbacks here and there, but I’m soldiering on!

Brilliant. Wishing you all the possible success and development.

Regards.

Keep it up man!

I was lucky enough to get laid off with a decent severance to allow me know to start my businesses. I can’t imagine doing it without that

Thanks!

Started my company with $134. What are you doing these days?

I’m trying something too. Anyway. *sigh*

Regards.

I accidentally started a side business doing plastic fab for cars. brings in an extra few grand a month, and it taught me that i need to be able to make my own money, regardless

TS,

How has it been going?

TS,

How has it been going?

It’s going not too badly. It’s not going as well as I would like though. All my leads and stuff are super wishy washy!

That’s what makes them leads instead of clients I guess

If you are not moving forward then you’re not really moving at all. Be terrified but move non the less.. I wish you luck

Care to share what kind of business/industry you are in?

My company provides web services to small businesses. Specializing in Ecommerce, e-mail marketing, and fully managed websites for the most part.

this man is clearly not terrified to fail at selling ugg boots

Lots of demand in that field.

Sadly…big firms with sales people who lie get the bulk of the $.

Lots of demand in that field.

Sadly…big firms with sales people who lie get the bulk of the $.

Yeah, yeah they do. The good news is they mostly suck so lots of people have bad experiences with them and the good guys can come on in. Still, it gives the industry a shitty image.

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