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Working in your own business is basically no different from working for someone else, but you'll have a stricter boss.
If you're working for someone else, moonlighting in your own business for a year or two is ideal. Your primary employment keeps wolf from door, so you'll be able to relax because your bills will get paid. However, it's vital that you treat your moonlighting efforts as if you were working in a second job.
That is, you need to show up on time, you need to put in a set number of hours, you need to work when you've got a headache, when you're not in mood, when you'd rather be watching TV or going to movies or taking your children to soccer practice.
=> You need courage
Many people want to start their own business. Few actually do it. And fewer still stick with it for more than a year or two.
Starting and running your own business takes courage. You need to believe in yourself. How do you get that belief?
You get it by being scared, and doing what you need to do anyway. Courage isn't being fearless, it's acting in spite of your fear.
=> You need to shut up
DO NOT talk about what you're going to do, or are doing. Everyone, from your family and friends to most casual of acquaintances will take immense pleasure in telling you why your business won't work. They'll tell you in extreme detail, too.
Take attitude that if they're not funding your business, their opinions and advice are irrelevant.
None of these people mean to hurt you or your new business, but they will. Why? Because explaining yourself and your plans takes energy. You can put that energy to much better use in by quietly working in your business.
If you need advice, talk to someone who's SUCCESSFULLY doing what you want to do. You may need to pay for their advice. If so, look on it as money well spent.
Good luck, and remember that today is day. You'll never get a better day to start your business.
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