For those of you with “day jobs” outside of the business you are building, it can seem like getting to “full time” can take FOREVER. Be patient.
Until then, use your day job as a building block. Here’s the thing… and I’ll speak from experience as an entrepreneur for the last 9 years… when it’s up to you as the business owner, you are completely responsible for ALL the learning you do. You HAVE to seek out education and self-teach yourself EVERYTHING.
Use your day job to learn everything you can. Think of your weaknesses and seek out opportunities to make them stronger. Take the opportunity to learn:
- how to sell
- how to lead others (manage a team)
- how to negotiate
- software such as Excel, Word, Adobe Creative programs, etc.
- conflict resolution
- how to research
- project management
- time management
and… so much more, depending on what you do in your job.
These experiences that you have in your day job will make you so much stronger as a business owner. Don’t downplay it or take it for granted. Make the most of it!