For those who are working towards owning their own business, juggling their current jobs while trying to grow a side enterprise can be difficult. However, it’s important not to let a nine to five job mess up your desire to reach your dreams. Achieving those goals while maintaining a steady paycheck is possible – it’s just sometimes more challenging than we would prefer.
There are some tips that can help you, however. If you’ll keep the following in mind, you should be able to find the right balance between your 9 to 5 and your future business opportunities.
- Stay Realistic – Too many people create goals for their side businesses that aren’t realistic. Good goals are achievable and will help you stay on track, and then energise your desire to keep going when you reach them.
- Use Time Wisely – It’s easy to say ‘I don’t have the time’, but the reality is that if you’re truly passionate about your side projects, you’ll find the time. What are you doing while your kids are at practice? How much Netflix do you watch? What about your commute? You could be taking voice notes while driving to and from your nine to five. The key is understanding that even tiny pockets of spare time can be used to help you reach your goals.
- Set Up A Routine – Humans are creatures of habit, and when you fall into a groove it’s easy to stick with it. As such, it’s important that you take the time to set up a routine that you can follow each day. Within a few weeks, you’ll be able to stick to it like clockwork and achieve all of your goals.
- Find Support – Your loved ones should be able to support you to a point, but if you need to it’s worth taking the time to connect with others as well. Find groups or online message boards that allow you to connect with others who are working towards similar goals. This can give you a group to talk to that can provide support.
Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll be able to better manage your time and juggle your side business with your existing job. Eventually, you’ll hopefully reach a point where you can quit the nine to five and follow your dreams full time.