Would you do what you’re doing now? If so, you can quit reading. But check in next time – we’ll have something just for you, assuming you want to take it to the next level.
Now back to those of you who would do something different. What’s holding you back?
In most cases, it’s fear. Pure and simple. And rightly so. As our friend Jim Bouchard says, “The absence of fear is stupidity!”
How do you overcome it? Here are two suggestions:
Do your due diligence
Passion is great. However, if it’s not combined with evidence, you may find yourself passionately unhappy. Prove out your idea. Remember, where there’s growth, there’s opportunity. Whether you’re thinking of starting a business or changing careers, is the industry growing?
A great resource for this is the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Services. It’s available online and it’s free.
Mitigate the risk
BIGG success is about entrepreneuring your life. Contrary to popular lore, entrepreneurs are NOT risk lovers. However, successful entrepreneurs are excellent risk managers.
They mitigate risk by managing it, sharing it and by seeing it differently.
- Risk management
Can you manage the risk by saving extra now and storing it away?
If you’re thinking of launching a business, could you share the risk with a partner?
Is there something you know that most people don’t? Because of your unique knowledge and experiences, you may be able to look at a situation differently than most people.
As you keep finding ways to mitigate the risk, you’ll reach a point where what you’re contemplating doesn’t seem so risky. You realize you can’t fail. You’re ready for BIGG success!
If you’re contemplating a career change and still have questions, maybe we can help. Check out our coaching programs.
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