Transition from Job to Entrepreneurship

You're at the edge, ready to take the leap and transition from job to entrepreneurship. It’s time to start your business and leave your boring job behind. The job you hate.

Couple this with the endless list of questions running rampant in your head, and it's a cocktail that's both invigorating and nerve-wracking.

How hard is it going to be? 

How much time will it take? 

Where do I even begin?

What if I fail?

Budding entrepreneurs are asking these questions. 

What matters is taking the first step. 

Just start. 

How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.

EntrepreneurThe ambition to start your business has led you here; trusting it will take you to your entrepreneurial dreams and beyond may seem vast, but remember, nothing worthwhile comes easy.

The ambition to start your business has led you here; trusting it will take you to your entrepreneurial dreams and beyond!

The transition from job to entrepreneurship may seem vast, but remember, nothing worthwhile comes easy. 

It requires planning, vision, and relentless grit. But don’t be afraid; with every monstrous challenge sets a path to the summit, and the correct path is seeking guidance.

The Transition from Job to Entrepreneurship is Much Easier with a Mentor 

When looking to navigate the uncharted domain of starting your own business, leveraging the experience and insight of a mentor can be invaluable. 

This has to be the first step on the correct path.

In fact, let me be quite emphatic. 

DO NOT GIVE UP THE BORING JOB YOU HATE TO TRANSITION FROM JOB TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP WITHOUT FIRST ENGAGING A MENTOR.

Girl on a hikeYou wouldn’t start on a journey without directions and essential tools. A compass, Google Maps, provisions, shelter, good boots etc.

A good mentor is a compass guiding you towards your entrepreneurial North Star, keeping you on track, providing continued learning, and boosting your confidence. 

You wouldn’t start on a journey without some type of direction. Some essential tools. A compass, Google Maps or similar, provisions, shelter, good boots etc.

Starting a business is no different. It is uncharted waters. Be careful. Be prepared.

Your First Business Investment

Your first investment is important. Think of engaging a mentor as an investment, an investment in your entrepreneurial journey — an investment yielding much knowledge, battle-tested wisdom, and unfading confidence. 

Of course, you can embark on this path alone, forge your trail, stumble, dust yourself off, and trudge ahead.

But with a mentor, you can rewrite this narrative.

man sailingPicture yourself at the helm of a sailing ship, the shore fading away is your job. Your business is the vast sea ahead.

Picture yourself at the helm of a sailing ship, the shore fading away is your job. Your business is the vast sea ahead. 

Having a mentor is like having a seasoned sailor on board your ship, steering you clear of hidden obstacles, through monstrous storms, and guiding you towards your destination.

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Meet angry SAM

Sam the angry manSam, is not at all motivated and a totally dissatisfied employee. Sam hates his job. Sam is not pleasant to be around. He is an angry man.

To give you some perspective on what lies ahead. 

Let me introduce you to Sam.

Sam, is not at all motivated and a totally dissatisfied employee. His job is  monotonous. Sam hates his job. He struggles to get out of bed. Sam is not pleasant to be around. He is an angry man.

Do you know anyone who sound like this?

The thing is, Sam wanted more from life. 

Driven by despair, the desire to become his own boss, start his own business, and control his own destiny. Sam quit. 

The idea of starting his own business and venturing into the unknown excited him. He understood starting a business from scratch would not be easy. 

Sam did understand a few business principle. He knew that  - “business is business”, and he was not under any dissolutions of how much work it would be. 

He did some research and understood the benefits of getting a business coach. After further evaluation of what the difference and expenses were he decided to find a mentor. 

He knew it made sense. Being guided by someone who has walked the walk could limit the number of possible failures and save time and money.

Failures are just numerous trials and errors, aren't they, Mr. Edison? 

Sam invested in a mentor. A person who'd had decades of first-hand experience in running successful businesses. 

He devoted time to finding the perfect match.

When he settled on his mentor, it was a marriage made in heaven. It was the beginning of a fantastic partnership.

Sam’s mentor guided him through the process of starting his business, providing business advice and addressing Sam’s challenges and objectives. 

When unforeseen difficulties arose, as they invariably do, Sam had someone to call on for advice. Advice drawn from years of experience.

Sam’s mentor was, without a doubt the best investment he ever made in his business.

He often declared that he paid his mentor three time less than his office cleaner and earned one million times more.

Sam’s mentor was there when he needed confidence. There when he needed wisdom and there when he needed motivation. Transitioning from job to entrepreneurship can be a lonely, soul-destroying journey. Having someone to have a coffee with and understand exactly what you are going through is valuable.

Starting your own business and becoming an entrepreneur involves juggling many tasks and wearing many hats.

Having a mentor guided Sam in prioritizing his efforts, identifying lucrative opportunities, mitigating risks, and making sound business decisions.

Less than three years into his business startup, Sam was running a truly profitable business. He started working in the business but with the help of his mentor transitioned into working on the business.

Sam credits his successful transition from job to entrepreneurship to the unwavering support of his mentor. The expert advice he received to set up systems and processes, business plans, time management systems, mission statements, work-life balance and personal well-being was priceless. There were many other little things the mentor guided Sam which contributed largely to the overall business sustainability. 

How do you Find the Right Mentor

complicated manDo not complicate it. Do not overthink it. Be careful of getting paralysis from analysis.

Now, you might wonder, how do you find the right mentor? 

You need to know who you are, what you want and where you want to go.

It is not critical to have a mentor exclusive to your line of business.

It is good to understand that business is business.

Do not complicate it.

Do not overthink it.

Be careful of getting paralysis from analysis.

Search for a mentor who has experience.

Experience in building a successful business.

Experience isn't the best teacher, it's the only teacher.

Full stop.

What you do not want is a family member or a friend. Keep right away from this.

A complete stranger is best.

Look for rapport.

Feel good about their company.

Look for a listener, not a preacher.

You may have to try a few before you pick the one.

It is not set in concrete.

Change if you need to.

It is more often than not, a word, or a sentence uttered by the candidate that grabs you.

You will know the one. Trust me.

 "When the time is right, the opportunity presents itself."

Choose a mentor who resonates with you.

Business is business. That's all you need to know.

A good mentor will have exceptional communication skills.

The purpose of a mentor is to guide.

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istockphoto-1313904539-170667a.jpegMentors come in all shapes and sizes, and the mentoring relationship you form may be formal or casual. Think about what works best for you and help guide the decision-making in that direction.

Just like most significant decisions in life, choosing a mentor requires time, effort, and patience. But remember, it’s you who is choosing. Use this freedom to explore your options, ask questions, and determine what feels right for you.

Mentors come in all shapes and sizes, and the mentoring relationship you form may be formal or casual. Think about what works best for you and help guide the decision-making in that direction.

Ask for a trial period. It can be a way to get a sneak peek into how the mentorship might work out for you. This can be a good approach not only for you, but for the mentor candidate. It works both ways.

The mentor you choose will be your guide, not your captain. The mentor will guide and build with you, your roadmap to success.

You are the president of your company. All success comes from your decisions. How you conquer the challenges is ultimately up to you.

Your mentor helps you achieve your goals, assists you in understanding business principles, and helps you turn your entrepreneurial vision into a reality.

Transitioning from job to entrepreneurship is a profound journey. You are not merely changing your work role; you’re altering your life. 

It comes with its share of hits and misses, turbulence and triumphs and stress and satisfaction. With the right guidance, you can smooth out these curves.

I understand the frustration and anxiety you are experiencing. Just know every great businessperson has faced these feelings and emerged stronger. With a mentor guiding you, you will never be alone.

After reading this, I hope you feel more confident knowing your fears, worries, and questions can be addressed. Your mentor is out there ready to assist you in your transition, rooting for your success.

Your first task is to find him or her.

The transition from job to entrepreneurship revolves around diligent planning, understanding your business objectives, and mustering the courage to take the first step. Having a mentor, you transform your courageous leap into calculated strides.

Summary

In summary, the right mentor can streamline your transition from job to entrepreneurship. 

At the heart of it, having the right mentor can accelerate your journey from being an employee to becoming a trailblazing entrepreneur.

Mentors don’t hand you a silver platter of success; instead, they provide you with a treasure trove of insights, tested strategies, and lessons from their journey to help you carve your success story.

They offer immense value in terms of real-world experience, problem-solving strategies, personal development, and above all, continued encouragement and confidence-building.

Remember, it’s not about waiting for the perfect moment; it’s about creating it. 

You can shape your destiny. And, with the right guidance, you can make this transition smoother, stronger, and more successful.

So, are you ready to cast off from the 'quay' of a job, and sail into the 'ocean' of entrepreneurship, and explore the uncharted islands of opportunities? 

Get up!

Get dressed!

Get out there!

Get started!

Go you good thing.

Experience isn't the best teacher, experience is the only teacher.

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Confidence comes from experience